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$1m Bugatti: Old Chassis, New Body, Big Bucks Sports Car Market The Legend Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Lives On $901k 1963 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake ™ July 2012 www.sportscarmarket.com Craig Jackson Remembers Carroll Shelby Affordable Classic: First Gen Porsche Boxster Your Guide to Private Track Clubs CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE IN THE VOTED THE BEST WORLD www.about.com

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 54 1960 Triumph TR3A convertible 58 July 2012 . Volume 24 . Number 7 1965 Amphicar 770 convertible IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 50 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS — $363,000/RM Whether this sale was a fluke or a bellwether remains to be seen, but Dino prices are well up from the first of the year, and cars are getting scarce Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 54 1960 Triumph TR3A Convertible — $45,100/Auctions America As a peer in performance and era of the more expensive Austin-Healey, this car is poised to appreciate while being enjoyed Reid Trummel ETCETERINI 56 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe — $1,017,500/RM Thanks to the prevailing rules of the Bugatti world, the seller was certainly not punished for his choice to “upgrade” his bodywork Donald Osborne GERMAN 58 1965 Amphicar 770 Convertible — $63,250/RM It’s a car — and a boat. It’s not a great car, and it’s not a great boat, but rarity and novelty keep these cars afloat in the market Paul Hardiman AMERICAN 60 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe — $2,420,000/RM Is this L-29 Cord really worth more than double its 2008 selling price in just four short years? Well, that was then, and we are now in a much different economic environment. Automobiles of this stature are commanding record prices Carl Bomstead RACE 64 1963 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake — $901,000/Mecum With just eight recognized Drag Cobras in existence, they are a fascinating part of the competition Cobra lore, and drag cars with provenance carry a premium in value Colin Comer 14 Cover photo: John Hollansworth Jr. Courtesy of Mecum Auctions Text SCM to 22828 FREE weekly newsletter Sports Car Market GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 186 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 70 Palm Beach, FL: The Palm Beach event grows by $1.9m to a final total of $17.7m for 435 cars Dale Novak and Jack Tockston MECUM AUCTIONS 82 Kansas City, MO: Mecum KC grows to three days and $9.24m, and a 1947 Dodge Power Wagon hits $68,900 B. Mitchell Carlson BONHAMS 92 Hendon, U.K.: The oldest unrestored Mini makes $65k at the $2.9m RAF Museum sale Paul Hardiman BRANSON 102 Branson, MO: A 1939 Delahaye brings $205,200, and totals approach $3m at Branson’s spring auction B. Mitchell Carlson H&H 112 Duxford, U.K.: H&H’s first prestige auction brings $2.8m, led by a DB6 at $336k Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP 122 Highlights from Collector Car Productions Toronto and Classic Motorcar Auctions Akron Norm Mort, Kevin Coakley EBAY MOTORS 134 Five great deals you missed Chad Tyson

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42 Private Racetracks: Monticello Motor Club COLUMNS 18 Shifting Gears In the 1980s, there was some concern that cars from MGBs to Maserati 3500 GTs would simply rot away, their low values not sustaining significant restoration or maintenance. Keith Martin 34 Affordable Classic: Gen One Porsche Boxster If your research at a Porsche dealer’s computer shows that the engine already has been replaced, you might well have a bulletproof Boxster for a giveaway price Prescott Kelly 36 Legal Files If you use a Montana LLC to own your collector car and you never drive the car in your home state, you won’t have to worry about sales/use tax. Driving the car in your home state brings up lots of questions John Draneas 52 Sheehan Speaks A complete restoration moves the Ferrari parts nightmare into an all-new dimension of misery, as thousands of unobtanium parts must be found or made — and then fitted, tested, and approved Michael Sheehan 146 eWatch The Paw Paw Bait Company debuts in eWatch, and a small glass fox ornament turns out to be an original Lalique Renard — and sells for $204,750 Carl Bomstead SCM Digital 16 To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.0555 Ext. 1 Sports Car Market FEATURES 42 Private Racing Clubs: Fun with friends — for a price 46 Murray Smith — From the Paddock: Books with a Racing Edge DEPARTMENTS 20 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 22 The Inside Line: Carroll Shelby dies, Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Festival of Speed 24 Contributors: Get to know our writers 26 You Write, We Read: Not-So-Affordable replicas, Porsche fans torch Paglia 28 Display Advertisers Index 30 Time Pieces: Omega James Bond 007 50th Anniversary Seamaster Co-Axial 300m 30 Neat Stuff: Cool tweezers, Porsche Bikes 32 In Miniature: 1931/32 Bucciali TAV 8-32 32 Book Review: Formula One at Watkins Glen 126 Glovebox Notes: 2012 Infiniti G37 IPL coupe 132 Fresh Meat: 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe, 2008 Bentley Continental GT, 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggerra Twin Turbo 136 Mystery Photo: “Bibity Bobity, Mibity Mobity, Widity Wobity…” 136 Comments with Your Renewal: “I would like to see more coverage of under-$50k American cars, but other than that, don’t change a thing.” 138 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 142 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Courtesy of Monticello Motor Club

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin 12 Years of SCM — Searchable Online We demurred — part of the appeal of the Volvo was how pleasantly original it was, with all its original finishes and stickers under the hood. I’d rather have that area cleaned and freshened, and leave the car original in appearance, than go down a long and costly road to make it ready for the concours field. If there is any consolation, the rings, bearing and camshaft in this car have lasted 39 years. If the car needs another engine in 39 years, it will be 2051 — and the chances of the car being driven 3,200 miles a year for the next four decades are slim indeed. Certainly this car will not need another powerplant in my lifetime, and perhaps never. No longer endangered All this brings me to a related topic. I believe that sports cars are 144 back issues at your fingertips W e expect instant gratification from our computers. Type in “How many times have Ferraris won at Le Mans?” “Nine,” Wikipedia answers instantly. How many Corvettes have been sold since 1953? More than 1.3m, you learn after a few keystrokes. What’s the current wheeldriven land speed record over one mile? You’re an instant expert as your computer spits back, “470.444 mph, set by Don Vesco at Bonneville in October of 2001.” SCM is now bringing the same kind of wizardry to your car collect- ing. Go to the new, revamped Platinum part of the SCM website (www. sportscarmarket.com/platinum). You’ll find 12 years of back issues, and more than 20,000 pages, digitized and searchable. Enter Maserati 300S, and you find links to 20 mentions. Ferrari SWB gives you 26. Pebble Beach finds you 2,238 mentions. How about longtime friend of SCM and noted car collector Bruce Meyer? Entering his name returns 49 mentions since 2000. The digital back-issue search works in conjunction with the SCM Platinum database, which now has more than 150,000 results and is growing weekly. In today’s market, there is no better or necessary tool than the new, upgraded Platinum. Find out when a car you are looking at has crossed the block, how our auction reporter described it, and what it was bid to. During an introductory period, once you log in you receive 10 free searches of the new Platinum and back issues. Unlimited searches are just $19.95 a month, or annually at $99.95. It’s the best collector car investment you can make. Show it or drive it Speaking of investments, we’re making one right now in our 1973 Volvo 1800ES, aka “Snow White’s Hearse.” To our dismay, a slight rough-running problem was diagnosed as a camshaft with two flat lobes (thank you very much, zinc-free motor oil) and despite our lighting several candles at the Temple of B18 Engines, the specialist at our local NAPA machine shop, Gary Engdahl, informed us that just replacing the cam and doing a valve job wasn’t an option. In his opinion, the engine, at 125,000 miles, had never been opened up before, and the crank was in remarkably good shape and didn’t need to be turned. We’ve ordered a complete overhaul kit from Mike Dudek at iRoll Motors, and hope to have the car back on the road in 60 days. While the engine was out, we decided to take the car to Europa Motors for an engine-bay detail. The owner, Ted McGalliard, offered us the option of having the bay completely resprayed and detailed to a concours level. 18 no longer an endangered species. In the 1980s, as these cars of the ’50s and ’60s reached their nadirs of price and condition simultaneously, there was some concern that cars from MGBs to Maserati 3500 GTs would simply rot away, their low values not sustaining any significant restoration or maintenance work. But that is clearly not the case today. For instance, a good friend, Steve Sargent, has just purchased his first vintage sports car. It’s a 1974 TR6, yellow, with no rust and a strong engine. Price was $6,800. It’s now at Harold’s Auto Services, and he’s spending another $6,000 to $8,000 on it. The interior, in black, will be new, and a whole host of “while you’re in there” services will be performed. The previous owner didn’t have the financial resources to spend that kind of money on the car, and in fact, the car suffered from deferred or “done-on-the-cheap” maintenance. When finished, the car will be a very presentable driver, and it will probably be worth $10,000 — notwithstanding the $15,000 Sargent will probably have spent. The chances are the next owner, who has $10,000 to spend on buying a car like this, has got easy access to another $5,000 to upgrade it even further. Future owners won’t be do-it-yourselfers busily installing interiors, changing heater motors or rebuilding brakes. They can afford to have a specialist shop do the work. I suspect that nearly every collector car getting sold today is mov- ing up the food chain from owners of less means to owners of more resources. As the price of the underlying car increases, so does the willingness of a new owner to spend what it takes to make the car right. Any old sports car that is not a rusted heap by now will probably never be a rusted heap. As each car is refreshed and brought back into collector car service, it can look forward to a happy life of rallies, tours and car shows — rather than the daily grind of commuting it knew with its first owners. The cars will have attention lavished on them, better lubricants used and better technology in the parts that are installed. They will never again be beaters. So I can say that there will always be collector cars around, that their supply is not diminishing and that once they are set right again, they will be kept in better condition than they have ever known. Buying your next old sports car will be a much more expensive — but, in the end, much easier — proposition than it was 20 years ago. Find a good restored car, pay top dollar, spend more, and enjoy yourself. Don’t look back, and above all, never add up the receipts. Carroll Shelby Carroll Shelby died on May 10, 2012, at the age of 89. He was a longtime subscriber to SCM, and he was always personable, friendly and interested in how the magazine was doing when our paths crossed. In this issue on p. 40, Craig Jackson writes about his personal relationship with Shelby, and we will look at how his vision and cars changed motorsports in our Monterey supplement, which will arrive with your August issue. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff RM St. Johns — 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria with coachwork by Rollston H&H Auctions—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: July 5 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 54/98 cars sold / $864k Expect a range of sporting classics at affordable price points at H&H’s fifth annual midsummer sale. The star car is a 1957 AC Ace Bristol, thoroughly documented and well maintained with extensive competition use since new. It includes many spares. Artcurial—Sport & GTs at Le Mans Classic Where: Le Mans, FRA When: July 7 More: www.artcurial.com 2010 results: 44/60 cars sold / $8.2m Heavy hitters at this sale of European sports cars and racers includes a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTC long-nose with torque-tube chassis (Artcurial estimate: $2m–$2.5m); 1955 MercedesBenz 300SL Gullwing ($775k– $875k); a 1968 Porsche 908 ($2m–$2.5m); a 1991 Peugeot 905 ($1.1m–$2m); 1968 Porsche 908 ($725k–$1m); and a 1974 Ligier JS2, winner of the 1974 Tour de France Auto and second in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans ($1.2m–$1.75m). Mecum—Des Moines 2012 Where: Des Moines, IA When: July 20–21 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 286/461 cars sold / $5.4m 20 Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. JUNE 1–3—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Auburn, IN 2–3—VANDERBRINK Villisca, IA 3—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 4—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 8–10—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 8–10—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, CAN 9—CHEVAU LEGERS Versailles, FRA 9—VANDERBRINK Kensal, ND 9–10—RM Hampton, NH 14—H&H London, UK 15–16—MOTOEXOTICA St. Louis, MO 16—H&H Northamptonshire, UK 16—BONHAMS Oxford, UK 16—MECUM North Little Rock, AR 16—VANDERBRINK Bismarck, ND 16—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 22–23—ELECTRIC GARAGE Penticton, BC, CAN 22–23—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 22–23—MECUM St. Charles, IL 22–23—MECUM St. Paul, MN 22–24—BARRETTJACKSON Orange County, CA 29—BONHAMS Chichester, UK 30—TOM MACK CLASSICS Asheville, NC 30–GIRARD Wakonda, SD 30—VANDERBRINK Pipestone, MN JULY 5—H&H Buxton, UK 7—ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA 7—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 7—PETERSON Roseburg, OR 14—COYS Oxfordshire, UK 14—SILVER Spokane, WA 17—BARONS Surrey, UK 18—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 20–21—MECUM Des Moines, IA 21—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, UK 21—SILVER Missoula, MT 22—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 26—ARTCURIAL Monte Carlo, MCO 28—RM Plymouth, MI 28—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK AUGUST 3–4—MECUM Walworth, WI 4—SPECIALTY AUTO South Lake Tahoe, NV 4–5—VANDERBRINK Mabel, MN Sports Car Market 8—H&H Donnington, UK 9-12—SILVER Carson City, NV 9-12—SPECIALTY AUTO Reno, NV 16-17—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 16-18—MECUM Monterey, CA 16-18—RUSSO AND STEELE Monterey, CA 17-18—RM Monterey, CA 17-19—MIDAMERICA Pebble Beach, CA 18—CHEFFINS Harrogate, UK 18-19—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 25-26—SILVERSTONE Hampshire, UK 26—H&H Warwickshire, UK 30-SEPT 2—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Auburn, IN 31-SEPT 1—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN Courtesy of RM Auctions

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This two-day sale of 500 cars always features a strong assortment of American muscle, classics, customs and pickups, with a smattering of imports. Last year saw an average price per car of about $18k, meaning this is a great place to score a hot summer driver. The Silverstone Classic Sale Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: July 21 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 41/81 cars sold / $2.6m This sale saw an impressive variety of British and European classics last year, with most selling at the $20k and $50k price points, plus a few shooting well into the six-digits. The featured early consignment this year is the ex-Tom Delaney/Roger Dowson 1947 Chausson CHS “Economy Car” prototype. Artcurial—H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco Collection Where: Monaco When: July 26 More: www.artcurial.com The automobile collection assembled by His Serene Highness H&H — 1957 AC Ace Bristol Prince Rainier III over 30 years spans a cross-section of important European and American marques. All cars will be offered without reserve, including a 1956 Bentley S1 (Artcurial estimate: $40k–$55k), a 1924 Panhard X19 ($40k–$55k) and a 1907 Berliet Type C2 ($35k–$50k). RM—St. John’s Where: Plymouth, MI When: July 28 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 60/70 cars sold / $7.6m RM returns to the Inn at St. Johns as the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America. Notable early entries include a 1930 Packard 745 Convertible Victoria with coachwork by Waterhouse, one of only five known authentic examples; a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Victoria with coachwork by Rollston; a 2005 Ford GT, boasting just 1,300 miles; a 1948 Hudson woodie wagon; a historic 1924 Moon 6-50 four-door touring, one of the first automobiles with hydraulic brakes; and a trio of electric cars, including a 1912 Baker Electric Special Extension Coupe, a 1914 Electric Model 46 roadster and a 1922 Milburn Electric Model 27-L brougham. ♦ July 2012 21 Courtesy of H&H Auctions

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Cobra, MGB, Alpine Berlinetta A110 and Mercedes-Benz’s victory at the 1952 Le Mans will be celebrated. More than 408 cars will run during this year’s event. For more information, visit www.lemansclassic.com. (FR) ■ The Goodwood Festival of Speed will bring more than 100 top drivers from the present and past to the “largest motoring garden party in the world.” The theme of this year’s festival is “Young Guns — Born to Win,” which will recognize the drivers and engineers that shook the racing establishment. The past, present and future of Lotus cars also will be celebrated. Spectators can count on seeing lots of racing and rallying and getting a close look at vintage and current race and sports cars. www.goodwood.co.uk (UK) ■ The Concours d’Elegance LeMay — America’s Car Museum, which opened in early June, received a $700,000 donation from Nancy LeMay Industry news ■ Carroll Shelby, legendary Le Mans-winning driver and creator of the Shelby Cobra and the Shelby Mustangs, died on May 10, 2012. He was 89. A heart problem ended Shelby’s promising race career shortly after he co-drove an Aston Martin to victory in the 1959 Le Mans race. Soon afterward, he came up with the idea of wedging an American-made V8 engine into a lightweight AC Ace car — and the Shelby Cobra was born. Cobras, fitted with Ford 289 Shelby and 427 engines, dominated sports car racing and become popular street cars. Cobras are now very valuable collector cars. The Shelby legend grew with the Shelby GT350, GT500 and GT500 KR cars, which were built on Ford Mustang bodies and chassis. These cars also are popular with collectors. Later in life, Shelby helped design high-performance versions of Dodge Chargers and Ford Mustangs, including the 2007 Ford GT500 KR. Shelby remained active in the collector car world through 2011 — he held court at Monterey in 22 2010 and 2011, and Shelby cars will be celebrated at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Shelby is survived by his wife, Cleo, and children Patrick, Sharon and Michael. ■ Nancy LeMay has donated $700,000 to the LeMay — America’s Car Museum, which opened a nine-acre campus with a brand-new 165,000-square-foot museum in downtown Tacoma, WA, in early June. The museum will explore how the automobile shaped American society — and will display cars from the massive collection of Nancy LeMay’s late husband, Harold. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.com. Events ■ Mercedes-Benz is the featured marque at the 40th Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, and a special display will showcase 60 years of the Mercedes SL. SCMers Bruce and Jolene McCaw will display the 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that won Le Mans. The concours is scheduled for July 15 on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Publisher Keith Martin and longtime SCM Contributing Editor Donald Osborne will emcee the event, which always attracts more than 300 cars for the concours — and huge crowds. Admission is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for children ages 13 to 18. www. forestgroveconcours.org. (OR) ■ From July 6 to 8, the Le Mans Classic celebrates 10 years of vintage racing on the world’s most famous racetrack. This year’s races will pay tribute to American car builders and drivers who took on Le Mans, including Carroll Shelby. The AC of America will feature Supercars, station wagons, Trans-Am cars, Cord Cousins and even Slingshot Rail Dragsters on the show field on July 29 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. This year’s featured motorcy- cles are vintage Three Wheelers, and the concours will also feature the traditional classes of Gaslight, Duesenberg, American Popular, American Classics and Pre- and Post-War cars. More than 200 cars and motorcycles are expected on the show field. The concours is also sponsoring a day at the Waterford Hills Vintage Road Racing track on July 25. www.concoursusa.org (MI) ♦ The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance, sporting some Jaguars in 2011 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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SCM Contributors MURRAY SMITH, SCM contributor, is a wellknown 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. He 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 such as Rolex, Chrysler and LVMH in support of vintage and historic events. In this month’s “From the Paddock,” on p. 46, he discusses books that explore the front edge of driving a race car very, very fast. NORM MORT, SCM contributor, is a lifelong car enthusiast with a particular affinity for small, odd things. His first micro car was a 1957 Berkeley S328, and he currently owns a 1935 Morgan F2, 1958 FriskySport, and 1967 Reliant Regal. For more than two decades, his columns and features on collector cars have appeared in magazines, newspapers and websites across North America and Britain. Mort has written many books on collector vehicles, including Micro Trucks and American Woodies 1928–53. He lives in Wellington, Ontario, and has owned and operated an independent collector vehicle appraisal company since 1992. You’ll find his report on the Collector Car Productions auction in Toronto on p. 122. REID TRUMMEL, SCM contributor, is editorpublisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www.healeyclub.org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a hand-me-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. Currently the owner of two 1956 Healeys — a 100M and a 100 with the Le Mans Kit — his affliction also currently includes a 1974 MGB-GT V8 and two non-British dalliances: a 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 and a 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto. He is also chairman of the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally (nwclassicrally.org) and the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub.org). Self-unemployed and with no visible means of support, he makes his home in Portland, OR. Turn to p. 54 for his thoughts on a 1960 Triumph TR3A convertible. DONALD OSBORNE, SCM contributing editor, lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends major automotive events around the world and has been a longtime contributing editor and auction analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, Hagerty’s Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online and Road & Track. He is a member of many clubs, including the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He appraises and consults on collector vehicles internationally through his company Automotive Valuation Services, and recently relocated to California. On p. 42, he explores the new world of private racetracks, and he also explores the sale of a 1930 Bugatti Superprofile Coupe on p. 56. 24 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Auctions Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editor Yael Abel 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 Whoa, Nelly! I guess what counts as “affordable” has moved into a whole new neighborhood! Yes, it does 185 To the Editor: Just finished Erin Olson’s “First-Timer Thoughts,” a very enjoyable read (June 2012, p. 32). I was especially drawn to the caption under the picture of the fantastic Maserati 450S, which asked: “but does it do 185?” For one answer, we can turn to the great Stirling Moss at the start of the final Mille Miglia, from his 1960 book A Turn At The Wheel: “Sunday morning came and Jenks and I felt really confident. The weather reports were good and the 4.5 was a much more powerful motor car than the 300SLR in which we had won in 1955. The flag fell, I engaged bottom and ran gently down the starting ramp and put my foot down, and almost within two kilometers of Brescia the rev-counter was showing 6,700 rpm in overdrive fifth, which was somewhere around 180 mph.” Unfortunately, the first time he put his foot on the brakes, the pedal broke off…. As always, a great magazine. — Ed Wootton, via email 26 A Squire found and lost… To the Editor: Regarding Squires (June 2012, English Profile, p. 46): I corresponded at length with Val Zethrin, who bought the remains of the company either from Adrian Squire or a bankruptcy trustee, about acquiring a car built up from the remaining bits back in the late 1960s. Zethrin built the last three cars. I gave my file, including pho- tos, to Tom Perkins after seeing the car he had restored at Pebble many years ago. Final trivia: I was the under- bidder on the car at Quail a few years ago and have driven it following restoration. Always a bridesmaid! — Bob Ames, Portland, OR Keith Martin responds: Bob, just think of all the money you’ve saved! Is $150k affordable? To the Editor: When I get my new Sports Car Market, I turn first to my favorite feature: “Affordable Classic.” But I thought there must be some mistake with the June issue because it featured C-type and D-type replicas in that section (p. 28). Even replicas of these cars surely couldn’t be affordable? Wondering if I had overlooked a whole new niche I could dabble in, I skimmed ahead to the price...$150,000? Whoa, Nelly! I guess what counts as “affordable” has moved into a whole new neighborhood! — Dalton M. Jones, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Dalton, it’s clear that “affordable” is a moving target in the collector car world. That said, the “Affordable Classic” about replica C-type and D-type Jaguars was on the richer end of the scale. We veered toward the less-expensive end of “affordable” in this issue, with first-generation Porsche Boxsters. Not so affordable, Part II To the Editor: Lately, I’ve been mulling over not continuing my subscription to SCM because the focus of the magazine has tightened to in- clude mostly the most expensive classic sports cars. The final straw has come with this month’s issue. The “Affordable Classic” (June 2012, p. 28) features replicas of Jaguar C- and D-types. You mention that “The realistic mid-range for a good, original replica…today is about $150,000.” Please explain how that is affordable to anybody beyond the guy who’s got a six-car garage with GT40s, Testa Rossas and DB4GT Zagatos inside? I’m afraid that the cars that you’re concentrating on today have just gotten too rich for my blood; there is no balance between truly affordable classics, and the stratospherically priced cars you now seem only to focus on. Give me a call if and when you begin to mention MGs, Triumphs, Alfa Romeos, etc., again. Until then, I’m out. — Bob Williams, via email. Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Bob, we hear you loud and clear. Please turn to this month’s Affordable Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index 2shores International .................................. 137 Adam’s Polishes, Inc .................................. 119 American Car Collector ............................. 133 Artcurial ..................................................12-13 Aston Martin of New England ................... 119 Atlanta Motorsports Park ............................ 45 Auctions America ........................................ 17 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 135 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 135 Autosport Designs ....................................... 95 B & T Specialty Classic Car Auctions ........ 63 Barrett-Jackson ...........................................6-7 Bennett Law Office .................................... 132 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 113 Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau ..................... 81 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. .......... 21, 39 Bonhams / SF .............................................. 27 Bonhams / UK ....................................... 23, 35 Canepa ......................................................... 41 Carlisle Events ............................................ 49 Century 1031 Exchange, Inc. ..................... 132 Chubb Personal Insurance ........................... 25 Classic Motorcar Auctions ......................... 107 Classic Restoration ..................................... 101 Classic Showcase ........................................ 73 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 147 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 135 Collector Studio ......................................... 127 Columbia River Concours .......................... 125 Competition Classics ................................. 141 Concorso Italiano ........................................ 47 Concours d’ Elegance of America .............. 48 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 118 Cosdel ........................................................ 109 CP Exotic Car Show and Concours ............ 99 Donn Vickrey Fraud Prevention ................ 135 Driversource Houston LLC ................. 91, 117 European Collectibles ................................ 115 Exhibitions & Trade Fairs ........................... 97 F40 Motorsports ......................................... 121 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 125 Ferrari Financial Services .......................... 109 Forest Grove Concours ............................... 38 Gooding & Company ................................... 2 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 133 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .................. 19 Heacock Classic ......................................... 29 Heritage Classics ......................................... 67 Hyman, LTD ............................................... 85 Infinity Insurance Companies .....................111 Intercity Lines ............................................. 37 JC Taylor ..................................................... 71 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 139 Kirkland Concours d’Elegance ................... 66 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ............... 123 Leake Auction Company ............................. 31 Liberty Motors, USA ................................. 132 Louisville Concours d’Elegance ................ 117 Luxury Supercar Weekend .......................... 43 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............ 83 Mecum Auction ...........................................4-5 Mercedes Classic Center ............................ 121 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 137 Mid America Auctions ............................... 105 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ..................... 118 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 141 Motorcar Portfolio ..................................... 107 P21S ........................................................... 129 Park Place LTD ........................................... 33 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 113 Pebble Beach Concours .............................. 93 Petersen Collector Car Auction .................. 145 Photos By Teej ........................................... 131 Premier Classic Car Collection .................. 148 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc...................... 89 Putnam Leasing ........................................... 53 Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club ................ 87 Reliable Carriers ......................................... 69 Richard Morrison ........................................ 88 RM Auctions ............................................... 15 Road Scholars ............................................. 75 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 131 RPM Auto Books ....................................... 132 Russo & Steele LLC ...................................8-9 Silver Collector Car Auctions .................10-11 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 129 Sports Car Market ...................................... 109 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................. 123 SWISSVAX AG .......................................... 77 Symbolic Motor Car Co ............................... 3 The Last Detail ........................................... 127 The Stable, Ltd. ........................................... 79 Vantage Wealth Management, Inc.............. 103 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 115 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................. 90 28 You Write We Read …Perhaps, living in Denver, Paglia is fond of the aesthetic lines of a Pontiac Aztec or AMC Pacer Classic on the fun, bargainpriced Porsche Boxster. Paglia’s comeuppance To the Editor: In response to Michael Paglia’s critique of the iconic 1958 Porsche 356A (May 2012, “You Write/We Read,” p. 20), what is “retardataire” (individual behind time) is Paglia, not Robert Cumberford! Perhaps, living in Denver, Paglia is fond of the aesthetic lines of a Pontiac Aztec or AMC Pacer. He certainly does not understand that the 356A was above all an authentic, truly pure sports car. That is why, although it may not exude sensuousness, it is rather beholden to function. Painted in the unspectacular metallic silver of a lightly overcast sky, this 356A Carrera GS coupe does not just stand around on its parking space — it exudes inner peace. The bottom line for Porsche was engineering that can be sensed and experienced — not engineering for engineering’s sake. Early Porsches appeal precisely for the simplicity and minimalism they convey, and for their lack of pretentiousness found in lesser cars of that era. The genius of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s design was understatement — discarding everything not essential to the purity of the vehicle. It is Mr. Paglia who requires “as much help as he can get when it comes to aesthetics,” not his fellow SCMers, whom he disdainfully denigrates. Perhaps coming down from his lofty perch in the Rockies, he may clarify his perspective on automotive beauty. — Kenneth Gutwein, Glen Cove, NY Comeuppance Part II To the Editor: I’m writing to respond to the letter found on pages 18 and 20 in the “You Write/We Read” section of the May 2012 edition. May I offer that Mr. Paglia is a minority of one. This is based on attendance at Rennsport Reunion, the annual Porsche Parade, and any number of events hosted around the globe by and for Porsche enthusiasts. I could go on, and name many things that might indicate a “sense of style,” but one thing is certain: Those who accuse others of not possessing it are usually the ones without it. — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Comeuppance Part III To the Editor: While beauty surely is in the eye of the beholder, it is not likely that “beautiful” and “design” were ever used in a sentence to describe the iconic Porsche 356/911 sports car (May 2012, p. 20). (By the way, I’m not sure how retardataire, which I gather is French for “latecomers” or “late arrivals,” applies to a ’58 356A Carrera GS.) What DOES apply is “suc- cess,” as measured by some 50plus years of strong demand for it and the 911, despite some recent ups and downs in powertrain reliability. The Porsche 911 is undeni- ably agile, nimble, powerful, durable and (for the most part) a well-engineered sports car, especially the new 991 iteration. If you want a beautiful design with timeless appeal and “style,” well, you go find a Porsche 928 GT. Comfortable, quiet and fast, with ample room for two and their weekend luggage, but it was designed to fill a different niche. It introduced (limited) rear-wheel counter steering and the movable binnacle to keep all important instruments in perfect view, no matter seat adjustments. The 928 was complex and expensive, and demand was not sufficient to sustain production beyond 1995. But style? Oh yeah. A first-rate design executed by American Anatole (Tony) Lapine, who came to Porsche via GM style “Studio X” and Opel. — Ed. H. Trottier, Aiken, SC Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: As we predicted in the May 2012 issue, Mr. Paglia’s letter in the You Write/ We Read section sparked a firestorm of replies from Porsche lovers. Our bucket of water is now scorched and dry, and we imagine that Mr. Paglia’s nether regions will feel a bit crispy when he reads this issue. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg 2012 marks the 50th year of the most suc- James Bond’s New Watch The dial features a pattern of blocks and cessful movie franchise in history: Ian Fleming’s James Bond. To commemorate this anniversary, Omega has released a new, limited edition of the famous James Bond Seamaster Co-Axial 300m. Although this is not the first “Bond” watch Omega has produced, the 50th anniversary model stands to be technically the best they have designed thus far and is likely to sell out quickly. It seems that 007 has had varied taste in watches during the past 50 years, ranging from the mostoften referenced “James Bond Rolex Submariner” to a couple of films in between in which Bond was spotted wearing either a Breitling or a Heuer, to a multi-year run with digital Seiko watches — from an era when the producers thought Bond needed to be modernized. The past five films feature Omega, (which, if James were saying it, would be pronounced with a hard “e” as in the word “me”). The latest Bond watch is much like the past Seamaster Professionals that have been in production for years, with some interesting styling updates and a few technical improvements. The watch is offered in two sizes, the larger at 41 mm and the smaller version at 36.25 mm, in a limited production run of 11,007 and 3,007 pieces respectively. Rated to a depth of 300 meters, or 1,000 feet, the Seamaster Professional features a stainlesssteel case that has a locking crown as well as a helium escape valve for pro divers. The matching stainless bracelet has a built-in extension for putting over a wetsuit. The bezel ring, which was tra- Details Production Date: 2012 Best Place to Wear One: To the under - water premiere of the new Bond film, “Skyfall,” scheduled for release in November. Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.omegawatches.com is best): ditionally a form of anodized aluminum and therefore fairly soft and easily scratched, has been updated to a new, infinitely tougher ceramic material featuring imbedded matte chromium nitride numerals and a red “50” to mark the anniversary. Neat Stuff by Tony Piff This three-piece tweezers set features built-in LEDs, putting the Grasping the Finer Things light right where you need it. Each measures a lengthy 6½ inches; one is needle-nose, and the other two have no-slip serrated jaws. A ballistic nylon case keeps things orderly in your toolbox. Build quality feels precise with a satisfying heft, which is something we never expected to say about a tweezer. $24.99 from Griot’s, batteries included. www.griotsgarage.com dots to form the hour indices and Omega’s recognizable kite-style hands, which, like the dial markers, are loaded with Super LumiNova, which appears white but glows a brilliant blue in the dark. The background of the black lacquered dial is embossed with a subtle repeating pattern of “007.” On the smaller version, the seven o’clock hour marker has been replaced with a single-faceted white diamond. One of the most interesting features is the case back, which emulates the iconic Bond movie look-through-the-gun-barrel moment. The center of the case back has a small crystal that shows the center of the oscillating weight rotor — which has been cleverly designed to look like the center of a pistol cartridge. Engraved in a circle on the tail of the cartridge are the words “James Bond 50 Years.” Inside the case is a self-winding, mechanical 25-jewel movement that features Omega’s Co-Axial escapement system, which, when it was developed by genius horologist George Daniels, was the first significant variation in escapement design since the lever escapement was introduced by Thomas Mudge in 1755. This groundbreaking achievement allows both greater accuracy and requires far less maintenance and lubrication than the typical lever escapement. This system is one of the major elements that distinguish Omega’s technical prowess in watch engineering. Watch enthusiasts and Bond aficionados will agree that the new 007 watch is not only fantastic looking but a fine timepiece as well, and if you are interested in equipping yourself as Bond would, this watch is a terrific choice and more useful on a daily basis than a Walther PPK. With a retail price of $5,000 for the men’s watch and $5,200 for the lady’s version with the diamond marker, they are quite a bit less expensive than chasing one of the many cars that Bond has collected over the years. Two-Wheeled Porsches The performance-designed Porsche Bike RS (as in Rennsport) is built around a monocoque carbon frame, with hydraulic disc brakes actuated by carbon levers and 20-speed XTR gears. It tips the scales at 19 pounds and $7,999. The Bike S — more of an urban commuter at 26 pounds and a mere $4,449 — has a 7005 alloy frame and hyfting he ead iven ilent . ur che r a © 30 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1931/32 Bucciali TAV 8-32 Bucciali....That name just rolls off the tongue — and could easily be mistaken for a famous Italian designer or fashion house. However, the Bucciali brothers, Angelo and Paul-Albert, were French, as were all of their automobiles. The company was first called Buc and then Bucciali. For a brief time in the 1930s, there was a spectacular Bucciali showroom on the Champs Elysees, next to the showrooms of Hispano-Suiza and La Lorraine. The brothers were manufacturers, innovators and inventors. The history of this family and their automobiles is truly fascinating. Of the 16 Bucs believed built, none survive. There were six Bucciali TAV chassis built, but only three survive — and each car is significantly different. Enter the massive, front-wheel-drive, Voisinpowered, TAV 8-32 with coachwork by Saoutchik. The Bucciali TAV 8-32 is a magnet, as this machine draws in anyone who happens to see it. During the past 25 to 30 years, three different model manufacturers have chosen to produce miniatures of this stunning automobile, all in 1:43 scale, and all have sold very well. First there was Western Models (England), who in the 1980s made a valiant, but flawed, attempt. Then IXO made a cheap and massproduced model. It was not bad, but it was not great. The latest to join the fray, and our review model here, is a 1:43 scale, limited-edition, hand-built gem from Ilario, of France. However, their models are built in China. So, we have a French company making a hand-built model of a French car in China — Sacrebleu! The real car fascinates me, so this is one of the few models I have waited for, and I’m glad I did. Presentation is great; it is a very limited edition, and each model arrives mounted in an attractive display case. The model is wonderful, and oh-so close to being exact. It only misses on just a few minor details. The shape and stance are dead-on. The high-gloss paint finish is extremely good, although there is some minimal orange peel on the roof, which should not be there when factoring in the price. A great amount of attention has been paid to all the fine detailing. Standout areas are the delicate, photo-etched window trim and the perfectly applied, plated, photo-etched trim at the edges of all four fenders. Other nice features are the crystal-clear, double-paned simulated sliding rear door windows and the driver’s side spot lamp with its crisp handle and hair-thin cable running from the base of the lamp into the body. The all-red interior appears to be quite detailed, and my only quibble is that much of it is difficult to see. Beautifully replicated two-tone silver and gold stork emblems that adorn the sides of the hood have an interesting origin involving World War I, Paul-Albert’s SPAD, and flying squadrons. Do I have any small nits to pick? I do, but Model Details Production Date: 2012 Quantity: Limited edition of 170 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.ilario.com ½ they are very small: The front door handles should not be angled down. They went far overboard when coloring the lenses of the little lamps atop the front fenders. The one biggie is that the black portion of the wheels should have a gloss finish — not matte as on the model. If this miniature rings your bell, as it does mine, then grab one while you can. Priced at approximately $360. 32 Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Formula One at Watkins Glen By Michael Argetsinger, David Bull, 160 pages, $49.95 from the publisher First came the Circuit of the Americas — the new racing palace being constructed in Austin, TX. Then plans for a track along the river in New Jersey waded into the mix. Both want to be the new home of Formula One in the U.S. Both are as alluring as a first date — and as unpredictable as a second. With two competing potential Formula One venues in the U.S., it’s probably time to take a look back at the longestrunning home for grand prix racing in the United States — Watkins Glen. The upstate New York circuit hosted the European circus for 20 years — from 1961 to 1980 — and succeeded where previous events at Sebring and Riverside had failed. It came together at the beginning through the dreams and hard work of Cameron Argetsinger. Riding a wave of national interest in Grand Prix racing built around Phil Hill’s World Championship and the involvement of Dan Gurney, F1 (before it was F1) found a home at the fast country circuit. The race took place each year amid the glorious fall foliage, and it often provided a season-ending points battle. Author Michael Argetsinger, son of Cam, created this mostly photographic history of the 20 grands prix at the Glen, using the resources of the International Motor Racing Research Center, the historic archives housed at the track. It was a colorful, competitive and dangerous period at the pinnacle of motorsports, and Watkins Glen had its share of great racing and great tragedy as well. The Glen is the home of so many grand prix stories, the ends of many careers and the beginnings of others. The death of teammate François Cevert at the Glen caused Jackie Stewart to end his career, after 100 starts, on the same weekend. Years later, Gilles Villeneuve famously put on an impromptu, incredible display of car control in the wet, alone on the track during a Friday practice — the stuff of legend. “Formula One at Watkins Glen” recounts those and many more stories in this 20-year retrospective. Provenance: The Motor Racing Research Center archives provided much of the material, and you can’t get much closer to “being there” than being there. Argetsinger grew up watching and working with his father to put on the races, and this is his salute to him and the history of the track. Fit and finish: A lovely design with wonderful reproduction from David Bull pub- lishers; they went the extra mile on what was clearly a project important to them — and to racing history. It’s full of terrific images from a wide range of photographers. The publishers did this one at cost, with proceeds going to the Research Center. Drivability: While creating a mostly photographic history of the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, Argetsinger went through 47,000 images. What made the cut is a stunning collection of racing and paddock images, from the blaze of on-track color to quiet moments in the garages. That said, the text is little more than a tease, and left me wanting much, much more detail. I hope someone takes on the task of documenting the history of the race weekends themselves in as much detail as seen in this photo history. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Gen One Porsche Boxster One Terrific Baby Porsche Engine issues arose, especially on late 1998 and early 1999 models that had flawed metallurgy. Porsche installed a lot of new engines under warranty by Prescott Kelly Tiptronic optional. The Tiptronic was nice for traffic but added 88 pounds at the wrong end of the car. Brakes were four-pot 1998 Porsche Boxster, sold for $8,925 at McCormick’s 2009 Palm Springs auction W hen the Porsche Boxster show car debuted at Detroit in 1993, it created a lot of excitement. The new, smallish, two-place convertible sent writers off to research the joys and frustrations of owning 356 Speedsters and roadsters. When the 1997 Type 986 Boxster finally arrived in showrooms three years later, pent-up customer demand assured their popularity. Road testers were predominantly enthusiastic, while Porsche enthusiasts were of divided opinions — as they always are whenever anything really different is introduced. The pejoratives were that it was a chick wagon, a baby Porsche, underpowered, had some structural engine problems, and, after the initial run, it was not even built in Germany. The positives related to its low initial pricing at $39,950 MSRP, mid-engine placement with balanced weight distribution, excellent road manners, and a high, visceral fun factor. Fifteen years later, what’s the scoop? How good a car is it? What should a potential affordable classics buyer look for? So what is it? The first Boxster was delivered in the fall of 1996. It carried a newly designed, water-cooled, 4-valve, 2.5-liter flat six with 201 horsepower. A 5-speed stick was standard, with a 5-speed 34 Details Years produced: 1997–2004 Number produced: 1997: 15,942 1998: 25,629 1999: 23,164 2000: 26,538 (14,820 base, 11,718 “S”) 2001: 28,122 (14,970 base, 13,152 “S”) 2002: 22,216 (11,720 base, 10,496 “S”) 2003: 19,772 (10,802 base, 8,970 “S”) 2004: 15,379 (7,871 base, 7,508 “S”) Original list prices: From $39,950 in 1997 to $62,000 for the 2004 550 50th Anniversary Edition Tune-up cost: $900 for a major service, including plugs, filters, belts and labor Distributor cost: Individual coils to fire individual cylinders are $70 each, but they seldom fail Chassis #: Plate underhood; label on driver’s door closing panel facing the B-pillar Engine #: Bottom of crankcase, by exhaust header, driver’s side Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org; PCA’s Boxster Register under Bob Purgason, the most helpful Boxster guy in the U.S., is available at bpurgason@pca.org. Alternatives: Honda S2000, Toyota MR2 Spyder, Mini Cooper SCM Investment Grade: C calipers inside 16-inch or 17-inch wheels. The suspension was appropriately sophisticated Porsche: McPherson struts with coil springs over two tube shocks, transverse aluminum arms, and aluminum wheel carriers. The power folding top featured a magnesium frame and retracted in seconds. One somewhat novel design element was that fresh air ducted in through the driver’s side rear fender inlet and hot air exhausted through the same duct on the passenger’s side. Trim and wheel changes followed with optional 18-inchers in 1998, along with side airbags. Litronic lights arrived in 1999. In 2000, Porsche increased the base engine to 2.7 liters, 217 horsepower and introduced the optional “S” engine, at 3.2 liters, 250 horsepower. Both engines redlined at 7,200 rpm. These engines delivered 0–60 mph times of 6.2 seconds and 5.7 seconds, respectively. The suspensions were upgraded. The S came with a 6-speed gearbox, “Big Red” brakes with cross-drilled rotors, twin exhausts and a padded top. Most of these S features became standard on the base model during the next few years. In 2003, Porsche moved to new engines. The base engine had 225 horsepower and the S increased to 258 horsepower. Glass replaced the easily discolored plastic rear window. There were new bumpers, more wheel packages, a more “growly” exhaust, and the Boxster’s first ever glovebox. In 2005, Porsche launched a substantially revised Boxster, which was designated the Type 987. That car was a substantial advance, but it is not within the scope of our Affordable Classic profile. A special model Porsche has produced a couple of intriguing special model Boxsters. One of them was on the initial Type 986 platform: the 2004 “550 50th Anniversary Edition.” It celebrated Porsche’s first racing prototype, the Type 550 Spyder that hit tracks in 1953. They built 1,953 examples and loaded them up with 18-inch wheels with painted centers, silver brake calipers, heated seats, sports sus- Sports Car Market

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pension, 260 horsepower, special metallic “GT Silver” paint, and your choice of a cocoa interior and top or a more traditional black top over a dark gray interior. The gremlins Some readers may have heard about engine problems with early Boxsters. The issues were real, especially on late 1998 and early 1999 models that had flawed metallurgy in their aluminum cases. The problems tended to occur very early on and Porsche installed a lot of new engines under warranty. A second catastrophic issue, intermediate shaft fail- ure, arose later and wasn’t really designed out of the cars until mid-2006, so all Gen One Boxsters are susceptible. Again, Porsche replaced these engines under warranty, but the failures are still occurring — even years later. Boxsters will also shed oil, which is usually called a rear main seal failure. However, our favorite mechanical expert says they are often leaks at the bearing cover or rear case bolts. These issues need to be carefully researched when you consider buying an early Boxster. Bargain Boxsters The earliest cars — from 1997 to 2001 — are quite inexpensive, sometimes under $10,000 with mileage. They make great commuter cars, kids’ cars, and third Porsches for beach runs. If your research at a Porsche dealer’s computer shows that the engine already has been replaced, you might well have a bulletproof Boxster for a giveaway price. Jump on it. If you’re looking at a low-mileage, late-1998 to early-1999 car, the best move is to steer clear. You might never have an engine issue, but then again, you might — and now, many years later, you might have to fight to get warranty replacement. 2001 Porsche Boxster S The sweet spot for Boxsters for regular use is likely the 2003–04 models, choosing between the base model or S as you prefer. Some road testers have preferred the base model, as they feel it is a more accurate throwback to Porsche roadsters of yore — slightly decontented — but a tad lighter and every bit as much fun. Prices here run $13,000 to $19,000 for base models and perhaps 15% more for an S. Sometimes S models carry small premiums, and if that’s a plus for you, go for it. Pre-purchase inspections a must Do not shy away from a Boxster because of the possible engine problems, but ab- solutely get a pre-purchase inspection at a reliable dealer or independent shop with expertise and interest in Boxsters. An oil leak is a demon to fear because it can indicate a larger lurking problem. One specific oil leak will portend the intermediate shaft failure, and you’d like to catch that early. Crash damage also dictates that you run to the next example. Finally, Boxsters are not ideal candidates for self maintenance, so budget in regular shop trips. There are a lot of excellent used Gen One Boxsters that should provide years of satisfying, spirited driving. Go try one. You’ll like it. ♦ July 2012 35

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Legal Files John Draneas, Dale Spradling and John Bennett Other States Sniping at Montana’s Magic Bullet Several states are using federal income tax principles to treat you as the real owner of the car been some recent developments in several states that question the viability of this approach. Spradling says: The states are fight- ing back. They believe a Montana LLC which owns nothing but vehicles is little more than a shell that should be ignored for sales tax purposes. So, when one of their state residents, who also happens to own a Montana LLC, starts driving a car titled in the LLC’s name over their state roads, they want him to pay up. These states are getting aggressive because they think that abuses “L egal Files” has written several times about various techniques that collectors employ to avoid paying sales/use taxes on their collector cars. It’s a big deal, as the sales/use tax rates are typically 6% to 10% of the purchase price of the car. One of the common techniques, which our office uses with many of our clients, is to form a Montana LLC (limited liability company) to serve as the owner of the collector cars. Under Montana law, a business entity formed in Montana can title and register its vehicles in Montana no matter where they might be located. The titling and registration fees are minimal, and Montana does not have a sales tax. Think of the Montana LLC as Step One in the pro- cess — it gives you a valid title and license plates, which is useful when it comes to selling the car later and easily transferring title. If that is all you are looking for, then there is nothing else to worry about, and this approach works perfectly well. But if you are going to drive your Montana-registered cars within your home state, the next question that arises is whether you will encounter problems with the out-ofstate plates. Think of that as Step Two in the process. Generally, all states have laws that require that their residents title and register their cars in their state within some specified time after they first bring the car into the state. And, when they do that, the state DMV will collect the sales/use tax. So, the Step Two question is, can you keep driving the car with Montana plates because the Montana LLC owns it and is not a resident of your home state — or do you now have to register it in your home state? A changing landscape Dale Spradling, a Texas CPA and accounting pro- fessor who has dealt with this issue in Texas and other states, contacted “Legal Files” to report that there have 36 involving motor homes have started to reach epidemic proportions (although the principles apply equally to collector cars). An Internet search of “Montana llc rv” yields over 2.5 million hits and a page full of sites that address avoiding sales tax with Montana LLCs. Massachusetts snooped around Montana public records and collected $200,000 from 23 targeted cases. California has launched a rewards program for residents to turn in their neighbors. And Colorado launched a major enforcement action, collecting $2.7 million in unpaid taxes and convicting 12 Colorado residents of misdemeanor tax evasion. Because Montana allows anonymous ownership, these states have become very aggressive in piercing the ownership veil. They are stopping vehicles with Montana plates, trolling chat boards, tracing title changes, subpoenaing banks, and setting up whistleblower hot lines to find Montana LLCs owned by their state residents. Sales and use taxes are based upon residency. If you are a state resident who owns a vehicle used on your state’s highways, your state’s law will require you to register your vehicle there and pay sales/use tax. Once you cross the state line, you have to register. However, most states allow a grace period, typically 30–90 days. Nonresidents driving a car for personal use do not have a time limit for how long they can use their car on state highways, so long as they remain nonresidents. But if they start making money or otherwise putting down roots, they can become a resident and have to register. Thus, the key is residency. Your home state doesn’t care how Montana treats your LLC. All that matters is whether you are a resident and who owns the car. If your Montana LLC is the registered owner of the car, not you, are you then free to use your state’s highways? Today, a growing number of states are “looking through” the Montana LLC to treat you as the equitable owner of the car. Citing various federal income tax rulings, they make a “substance over form” argument that when there is no business purpose for your Montana LLC, you, as the LLC owner, are the true owner of the car and are required to register it and pay the sales/use tax. Will using federal income tax cases to look through a legally formed Montana LLC hold water in your state court? Who knows? Meanwhile, you can bet that the lack of any definitive rulings will not stop your state regulators from shaking this tree because, as my grandfather used to say, “Life is not fair.” Counterpoint from Montana “Legal Files” ran these developments by John Bennett, a Montana attorney who regularly forms Montana LLCs for this purpose, and with whom “Legal Files” has Sports Car Market

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worked many times. Bennett responds: My law office looks for exemptions from a state’s sales/use tax statute that offer a “safe harbor” if the vehicle spends that amount of time out of state. Some states have well-defined exclusionary periods, and some don’t. Texas law is unclear, but may provide an exemption if a vehicle is used or stored outside of Texas for a year or more. We have had clients purchase vehicles, and use them outside of Texas for more than the one-year period, who then re-register them in Texas without being asked to pay the use tax, although it is unknown what the Texas Comptroller’s Office would think. Unfortunately, until a case is litigated, we won’t know. Many of our clients are members of an RV club based in Texas. Many of the club’s 32,000 members join in order to become legal residents of Texas, a state with no income tax. Many also spend little, or no, time in Texas, and are therefore good candidates to use a Montana LLC to own a vehicle or vehicles which will then be used outside of Texas. In contrast, California’s exemption from its use tax is clear — if the LLC is pre- dominantly owned by a California resident, the vehicle must be out of state for the first year; if owned by a non-resident, then it must be out of state for a majority of the first year. Massachusetts law exempts vehicles out of state for the first six months or more. In Colorado, it is one year, although it is unclear if you have to stay out of Colorado for all or just most of the year. Putting it all together Law is not an exact science. Spradling disagrees with Bennett that Texas has a “one-year loophole.” He also believes that Texas will use the “look-through” theory to ignore a Montana LLC and instead tax the Texas resident LLC owner as soon as he brings the vehicle across the state line into the Lone Star State. Spradling, Bennett and “Legal Files” all agree that, if you use a Montana LLC to own your collector car and you never drive the car in your home state, you won’t have to worry about sales/use tax. Your state can’t tax you because the car is not present there. The states where you use the car can’t tax you because you aren’t a resident there. We also agree on Bennett’s prime point, that a Montana LLC can be helpful when your plan is to use the car out of state long enough to meet your state’s safe harbor time, and you then can bring in the car tax-free (for example, after one year in California). However, many states do not provide any such safe harbor, so it’s an open question. And some, Louisiana and Kentucky, for example, charge a use tax but allow a credit for any sales tax paid to another state. Since you didn’t pay any to Montana, this won’t work for you in those states. The key problem area is where you use a Montana LLC and drive your car in your home state anyway without having met an out-of-state use exception. Although you have a valid Montana plate, it isn’t necessarily any sort of magic safety shield. Spradling points out that several states have taken aggressive positions on using federal income tax principles to look through the LLC to treat you as the real owner of the car, and then applying their laws to force you to title the car in your home state. Whether the states can really do that can easily be debated, but the real question is whether you want to be the one to bear the cost (likely $25,000 to $75,000 in legal fees) — and run the risk of criminal prosecution — to prove that the Montana LLC is the magic bullet that saves you from the tax man. ♦ 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 2012 37

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Remembrance Carroll Shelby My Mentor and Friend Carroll Shelby had a defiance and drive tempered by a gift for laughter by Craig Jackson Shelby Foundation, a children’s charity that has benefited greatly from his benevolent nature, and that was one of the many reasons that he was also so close with collector Ron Pratte. The same defiance and drive were what led Carroll to become a legendary race car driver and establish a muscle car culture that has grown and flourished during his nearly six-decade career. I had the honor of standing right next to him on several occasions while his creations rolled across the stage. I will remember each and every one of these experiences with great fondness, as will the people who were in the auction arena or watching SPEED TV’s live telecasts. One such experience stands out Steve Davis, Carroll Shelby and Craig Jackson O n May 10, the world lost an automotive icon and I lost a dear personal friend. Carroll Shelby personified the American Dream, and he embodied the passion, creativity and ingenuity that fueled a new era of automotive enthusiasm. Through sheer perseverance and genius, Carroll was able to build an automotive empire from humble beginnings. He stood out as a hero and living legend for millions of fans and enthusiasts. He had such a profound influence on my life that I named my only daughter Shelby after him — a name she proudly carries. He was also a close personal friend to Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis, who remembers him fondly. I first met Carroll through my late brother Brian, and I was imme- diately drawn to him. Not only did he have strong opinions about cars, but he also had strong opinions about life, opinions that most who met him admired, because they were pure and direct. But the thing I remember most about him was his sense of humor. Carroll had this ability to call you up and even if he started out venting about something, he’d always make you laugh. If you knew Carroll, An iconic image decades in the making 40 you knew that he did what he wanted to do, but he did it well. He defied logic and managed to overcome obstacles several times when it came to his health. Throughout all of this, Carroll found the time to establish the Carroll vividly for me. In 2009, boxing legend Muhammad Ali arrived at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. Ali had admired Carroll and his cars and wanted to meet him. The two legends had the opportunity to come together at the unveiling of the Limited Edition Barrett-Jackson Ford Shelby Mustang, and it was clear that these outstanding gentlemen had a mutual respect of each other’s accomplishments. And during moments like this, Carroll still took the time to talk with an admirer or a collector, sign the hat of an adoring child, or shake the hand of a lifetime fan — it’s these moments that will be missed most. Today, Carroll’s latest creation, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, represents the culmination of his brilliance and is the most powerful series production V8 in the world — a true testament to a man who knew his trade better than possibly anyone else. You can bet it will be a future collectible. It’s hard to imagine a Barrett-Jackson without Carroll Shelby. His zest for life was what made Carroll the fascinating man he was, and will always be, in my heart and the hearts of his fans around the world. ♦ His legacy lives on — 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Sports Car Market

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Feature Private Racetracks ‘The Right Crowd and No Crowding’ “Country club” racetracks offer an exclusive playground for high-end cars by Donald Osborne Poised to run on the Monticello Motor Club track in upstate New York opened in 1907 as the world’s first purpose-built racetrack. The track reigned as an international temple of motorsport until it closed in 1939, never to return to action. Needless to say, no one since the Edwardians has done clubby ex- O clusivity with quite the same enthusiasm, but country club racetracks — the spiritual heirs of the (original) BRDC — have popped up in the U.S. with great regularity during the past few years. They seem to be successfully bucking an economic and sociological trend that has seen traditional golf- and tennis-centered country clubs withering on the vine. We thought we’d chat with the folks behind a few of them to see what it is that makes them so appealing today and to whom. “Country club” membership racetracks can be found in all parts of the country. Our small sampling runs from 55-year-old historic Lime Rock Park in the Berkshire Mountain foothills of northwestern Connecticut to the year-old Atlanta Motorsports Park, 10 miles from the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia; from the Palm Beach Driving Club, a half hour from the Atlantic Ocean in Florida, to the Southern California desert at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway east of Palm Springs. Who joins such clubs? Not surprisingly, it’s overwhelmingly men, but the age range is younger than you might think. Jeremy Porter, the founder and CEO of Atlanta Motorsports Park, said, “The age span of our members is broad — as young as 19 for karts up to a few members in their late 70s. The sweet spot, where most fall, is 31 to 44.” At the Monticello Motor Club in upstate New York, you’ll find a 42 ne of the most memorable and perfectly descriptive slogans ever written was done for a motor-racing track club. “The Right Crowd and No Crowding” was the tagline used by the Brooklands Racing Driver’s Club in the U.K., which good number of father/son members and a few tri-generational families as well. “We’ve had younger members recruit their parents and grandpar- ents to join” said Jonathan Wein, Monticello’s Manager of Membership Sales. Most often, potential members have been drawn to join a club to have a venue where they can drive high-performance cars without endangering either themselves — or their driver’s licenses. Many take advantage of driving coaches or lessons in order to improve their skills and get more out of their Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Lotuses. In the current world of traffic congestion and speed limits, it seems almost cruel that the off-the-showroom-floor supercar has become so common. For Ken Fengler, the VP General Manager of the Palm Beach Driving Club, it’s as simple as this: “Our customers don’t get satisfaction driving their high performance cars on the street.” Although members come in with the intention of driving their street machines, more often than not the exposure to the track awakens an interest in racing. Wein tells of a member who “…drove up in his manual-shift Ferrari 599, the only one I’d ever seen. By the end of the day he was ready to build a spec Cayman with the PDK gearbox only for the track.” The vast majority of the members of these clubs use them to exercise their late-model cars. Although many may own vintage sports and racing cars, they tend to use them sparingly at these facilities. As would be the case with a more traditional country club, the location, convenience and access to track time are the primary driving factors in choosing one over another. However, in speaking with club representatives, time and again it’s the character of the tracks that comes up. They vary considerably — you might choose the historic 1.5mile Lime Rock Park, which was designed by famed racer John Fitch Sports Car Market Courtesy of Monticello Motor Club

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Feature Private Racetracks Monticello Motor Club and opened for racing in 1957 — and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Or you might choose Atlanta Motorsports Park, with a new, two-mile track penned by the reigning F1 track designer Hermann Tilke, or the highly technical 2.7-mile circuit at Chuckwalla, which has 17 turns. None of the clubs require that new members be sponsored by exist- ing ones, but all have some sort of on-track evaluation process designed to weed out over-aggressive or under-skilled drivers. After all, these are clubs, and the social aspect of membership de- mands that you fit in to the crowd. At the Lime Rock Driver’s Club, honorary member and neighbor retired racer Sam Posey might invite a group over for a barbeque, or some members might go off together to drive the course at Spa Francorchamps or the Nürburgring Nordschleife. At Palm Beach, members attend Cavallino together and enjoy a PGA Resort & Spa membership as well. Chuckwalla often sees members traveling on private jets to automotive events together. Getting on track Access to track time is the biggest reason members spend their money, and these tracks try not to disappoint. The Northeastern tracks are obviously limited by the seasons, but within the April-to-November window they serve their clients. Lime Rock Park hosts a full program of professional and amateur racing with club days in between. Members of the Lime Rock Driver’s Club are guaranteed time on the track for part of every day when there isn’t a professional race or practice. Monticello is a member-only track, open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Down south at Palm Beach, there are no seasonal restrictions, but racing teams sometimes use the track for testing. A difference here is that it is also is open for night running from 6 pm to 10 pm one night a week, which is unique among the clubs. Stacey Federico, the club’s marketing and communications coordinator, explained the appeal: “You can go fishing in the morning, golf in the afternoon and come run on the track in the evening.” Even in the middle of scorching desert summer, Chuckwalla opens its doors at 5:30 am, so members can drive until the midday heat forces everyone to park. Coaching available Every club features coaching or instruction, but the amount of no- additional-fee time varies by club and membership level. It’s important to determine how much hand-holding you’ll want to achieve your goals and what that might mean in terms of added costs, if any. Almost all the clubs have long-range plans for clubhouses, on-site garages and other amenities. Some have built them already; for others, they remain future phases. While all the clubs we spoke with have weathered the economic storm of the past few years, it’s also prudent to inquire about the financial status of any club you might consider. A lifetime membership in a club that closes in a few years is generally not a good deal. 44 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway Membership in these clubs doesn’t come cheaply, but all offer a range of plans to suit a variety of budget and interest levels. Depending on your experience and intent, look to see if long-term memberships can be sold or transferred. In many cases you will pay substantially higher initiation fees for the privilege, which may not be important if you don’t plan to stay in an area for an extended period or are just “testing the waters” of the idea of club membership. ♦ Chuckwalla Valley Raceway Club Facts and Figures MONTICELLO MOTOR CLUB Where: Monticello, NY, 90 minutes from New York City Benefits: Concierge service — call and book time in a day; arrive to breakfast, car is ready in the hot pits. Run morning session; break for catered lunch; run afternoon session. Locker room with showers is available; car is washed and returned to storage. Track time divided between “advanced” and “touring” groups for safety and comfort Season: Mid-April through mid November Online: www.monticellomotorclub.com CHUCKWALLA VALLEY RACEWAY Where: 64.5 miles east of Palm Springs, CA Benefits: Members guaranteed one weekend track time per month; bath/shower facilities; fuel from 91–110 octane and diesel; RV stations, overnight camping available. Two more tracks to come; next will be a faster, 2.1-mile, 12-turn circuit; when it opens member guarantee becomes two weekends per month; lifetime membership is a family membership that is transferable. Season: Year-round Online: www.chuckawallavalleyraceway.com PALM BEACH DRIVING CLUB Where: A 30-minute drive from West Palm Beach, FL Benefits: Social membership in PGA Resort and Spa included in Driving Club membership; Derek Bell, member and track ambassador, gives each member a welcome ride; seasonal memberships available. Season: Year-round Online: www.palmbeachdrivingclub.com LIME ROCK PARK CLUB Where: Lakeville, CT Benefits: Now in its fifth year of operation; driving coaches are triple SCCA national champions; membership includes tickets for all track spectator events. High level of member driving ability. Season: April through mid-November Online: www.limerockclub.com ATLANTA MOTORSPORTS PARK Where: Dawsonville, GA, 56.4 miles from downtown Atlanta Benefits: A Ritz-Carlton level of service without the snobbery; only CIK-FIA certified karting track in the United States; nearby landing strip; 260 garages, 350 hotel rooms within eight minutes of the facility; family-friendly, safe environment. Season: Year-round Online: www.atlantamotorsportspark.net Sports Car Market Courtesy of Monticello Motor Club Courtesy of Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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From the Paddock Murray Smith Finding the Edge of a Champion Driving on the Edge by Michael Krumm has been published, and every racer — or potential racer — can learn from it Driving on the Edge Just recently, Driving on the Edge by Michael Krumm has been published. It is by far the most complete work on the subject, and every racer or potential racer can learn from it. Krumm is a current FIA World Champ- ion, knows what he’s talking about, and is an exacting, detail-oriented, German analyst to boot. His manifest ambition is to extract every last ounce of speed and grip, and this text will give you as fair a chance as you will ever have to emulate him. All this assumes that you are blessed with the acute mental and physical attributes that are required — and elements such as dedication, inspiration and commitment are added to the mix. There is one major factor that makes Krumm’s contemporary work so useful and essential in the modern idiom — the availability of real data. While Krumm examines, in infinite de- Michael Krumm — FIA World Champion writes a data-rich book for potential racers W hen I was a child, I dreamed of being a racing motorist. I read Autosport, Motorsport and The Autocar. I went to as many events as I could afford or had time for after my studies. In early days, I hitchhiked as far as Le Mans and later drove to the races in a variety of interesting old cars, such as an Austin Speedy, a Vauxhall 30/98, and eventually a Lagonda M45, which lived in Paris with me while I worked at a bank, learned about the Tour de France and got myself to the splendid French road courses, such as Rouen and Pau. I remember an astoundingly hot weekend at the French Grand Prix, talking my way into the paddock, watching Tony Brooks win the Grand Prix in a Ferrari 246, and Stirling Moss pushing his apple-green BRM up to the finish line. That weekend saw my first sighting of the pretty little Behra Porsche Formula 2 car, which I found many years later in York, PA, and which now resides in the admirable Collier Collection in Naples, FL. While I never became a bona fide racing driver, I have been lucky enough to race cars of wildly different specification and performance levels, from Group C Porsches to pre-war Bentleys and Invictas, flirting with the outer limits of Formula One along the way. Those are cars with much more performance and potential than my meager skills could ever exploit. However, actually driving some of these cars on race tracks in race conditions has given me a fair amount of insight into what it actually takes to become a racing driver. When I was getting started, there weren’t racing schools to give you a practical and relatively clinical experience of what it is actually like to race. In those days, you begged, bought or borrowed a car, got advice from friends, and dove into the cauldron of ignorance and risk. But one way of alleviating the potentially painful consequences of racing was by reading what the experts had to say. 46 tail, the traditional aspects of race driving, such as line, balance, tactics, preparation, and grip, it’s his description of the data available to the modern race driver and how to exploit it in all aspects of the discipline that makes this book unique. So go out and buy Driving on the Edge. It will be infinitely useful if you want to make the most of your opportunity to be a racing driver today. But it will also be extremely interesting if, as a layman, you just want to understand what’s involved in being at the sharp edge of the field as you stand by the fence, as I did as a schoolboy, and wonder how drivers such as Moss, Fangio and Brooks could be so fast and so consistent. ♦ Other Recommended Racing Books I thought it might be interesting to cite a few other tomes on the subject of race driving that might instruct and entertain: The Racing Driver by Denis Jenkinson. A splendid read by the doyen of automotive journalists. Not particularly instructive, but a wonderful tribute to the men he respected most, and really good background reading. Racing Driver’s Manual by Frank Gardner. A really good, juicily written book by a down-to-earth Australian driver. Full of good advice based on a lifetime of experience near the pinnacles of motorsport. Well worth a read if you can find it. Ayrton Senna’s Principles of Race Driving and Niki Lauda’s The Art and Science of Grand Prix Driving. Both books are quite comprehensive, and they obviously speak with some authority about what makes cars tick — and how to prepare and extract the maximum from them in racing conditions. In addition, Lauda’s book contains an interesting section on the 10 most difficult corners in Formula One. Senna’s volume will obviously not prepare you for the sort of out-of-body experience that allowed him to transcend normal boundaries on the track, but it will give you an insight into how a champion thinks and prepares himself. Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS This car was no vestal virgin. It had been violated in every way and was missing a lot of original equipment by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 246 GT, 1969–74; 246 GTS, 1972–74 Number produced: 246 GT, 2,609; 246 GTS, 1,274 Original list price: 246 GTS: $15,225 (1974) Current SCM Valuation: $167,500– $262,500, plus $15,000 for Chairs and Flares option Major service cost: $3,500 Distributor cap: $350 Chassis #: Stamped on the driver’s side upper frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Side of block before oil filter Club: Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1971–74 DeTomaso Pantera, 1972–73 Porsche 911S Targa, 1972–74 Lotus Europa Twin Cam SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 05820 E nzo Ferrari’s son Alfredo, also known as “Dino,” was a proponent of small-displacement, 6-cylinder technology. After earning his engineering degree, he began development of a V6 racing engine. After Alfredo’s tragic death, Enzo directed the legendary engineer Vittorio Jano to finish Dino’s work to honor his son’s memory. A series of successful engines was developed that ultimately powered various Ferrari Formula 1 and 2 cars, as well as sports racers. Ferrari later built a prototype sports car, the Dino 206 GT, which was put into production in 1968. Powered by a 180-horsepower, 1,986-cc V6 engine, it was Ferrari’s first mid-engine production car and represented the debut of a new, Ferrari-based Dino brand. In 1969, the V6 was enlarged to 2,418 cc, and the output increased to 195 horsepower. This engine became the Dino’s ultimate evolution, the 246 series. Late in the 246’s production, 7½-inch wide Campagnolo wheels, flared fenders and Daytona-style seat inserts were offered as options. Dinos fitted with these options earned the moniker “Chairs and Flares.” It is estimated that no more than 250 cars were so optioned. As such, Chairs and Flares Dinos have become increasingly prized for their rarity and distinctive appearance. In 1996, 05820 was acquired by a West Coast Ferrari dealer. Recognizing this Dino’s rare options and their growing cachet among Ferrari collectors, the dealer embarked on a comprehensive rotisserie restoration that took four years and amassed more than $91,000 in 50 receipts, which are included with this sale. The restoration comprised the replacement or refur- bishment of every single component and part, including a complete engine and transmission rebuild, comprehensive rewiring and a thorough restoration with all-new paint and interior. After completion in January 2001, this 246 GTS was proudly displayed in the dealer’s showroom. A Scottsdale, AZ, enthusiast bought the car in 2002. Recently prepared for this sale with an all-new in- terior, this 246 GTS has also been fastidiously detailed with new, correct undercarriage coating, color-sanded paint and fresh Michelin XWX tires. It displays slightly more than 33,500 miles, only about 625 of which have accrued since its comprehensive restoration. It is accompanied by original manuals and offers its next owner the irresistible thrill of one of Ferrari’s most legendary street performers. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 127, sold for $363,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island Auction on March 10, 2012. One of the perks of working in the exotic car trade is rubbing elbows with some very smart and successful people. If you’re lucky you’ll learn something from them that will enrich your life. On one encounter early in my career, a man told me, “Things aren’t always as they appear.” You only need to look at this Dino sale to prove the statement. Looking at the results of RM’s Amelia Island auction, you might notice that a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS sold 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Lot S88, s/n 8272 Condition 3 Sold at $286,200 Mecum, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183995 Sports Car Market 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Lot 218, s/n 04404 Condition 2 Sold at $203,500 RM Auctions, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/12 SCM# 192725 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Lot S728, s/n 03908 Condition 3 Sold at $200,200 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/12 SCM# 191715 Dave Teel ©2012, courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus for huge money. Drill a little deeper and you might notice that it sold for $363,000 against a high estimate of $325,000. Then you’d discover that the Dino had undergone a $91,000 restoration. By appearance, you might blow off the superhigh result as someone stretching for an exceptional car. If you followed that logic, you would be wrong. Most of the time, auctions are an ac- curate reflection of the general market. The intense marketing, party atmosphere and buyer’s fee may push the prices on the high side, but usually they are not far out of line. Occasionally, though, something happens at an auction that defies natural order. Barrett Jackson’s $4,320,000 sale of a GM Futurliner in 2006 comes to mind. On a much lesser scale, the sale of this Dino might fit in the latter category. Why so needy after 33k miles? Spending $91k pretty much guarantees you a shiny restoration, but it doesn’t guarantee you a good restoration. Red flags about this one pop up as soon as you read RM’s description. Why would a car with only 625 miles on a rotisserie restoration need a new interior? And if this car was so fastidiously restored, why did the undercoating need to be corrected or the paint color sanded? The trick to doing a restoration is to preserve as much originality as possible. It may seem like a good idea to take every nut and bolt apart, but a 33,000-mile Dino should not need a rotisserie restoration. A proper Ferrari restoration makes the finished product look as close as possible to the way the car looked when it left the factory. The more you take apart, the harder it is to achieve that goal. The availability of replacement parts and hardware decreases as the age of a car increases. Factory finishes and plating are difficult — if not impossible — to reproduce. If a shop doesn’t know what they’re doing, you can end up with a hot mess. The obviously incorrect steering wheel is the first clue that this restoration may not be as good as represented. An interior that needed replacing after only 625 miles is another clue. Add in that the fastidiously restored Dino sat on the dealer’s showroom for over a year without being sold, and you begin to feel the $91,000 might not have been well spent. If you know the car was eventually sold at the 2002 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for less than the cost of the restoration, you’d better look it over carefully before writing a check. Ferrari guru Tom Shaughnessy bought the Dino from the Barrett-Jackson buyer early this year. Shaughnessy immediately sold the car to a Los Angeles-based dealer, who put on new tires, detailed the car, replaced the illfitting interior and quickly consigned it to RM. Dinos now in short supply Dinos are hot. Our store sold three of them in December — and had prospects for more. One of our cars was a Chairs and Flares GTS like the RM Dino. That car — and a second Chairs and Flares GTS that we sold earlier in the year — sold for just under $200,000. Shaughnessy bought the subject car for under $200,000 and immediately turned it for not much more than that. It appeared the market for a Chairs and Flares Dino was around $200,000, but RM thought differently. The sale estimate for the RM car came out at $250,000 to $325,000. Is it possible that the market moved $125,000 in a few weeks? The sale bid on 05820 annihilated RM’s estimate, putting the buyer into the car at a stunning $363,000. There have been a couple of Dino sales in the $300,000 range, but they were well-vetted, premium cars with all the jewelry. This car was no vestal virgin. It had been violated in every way, and it was missing its original steering wheel, smog equipment, tools and jack kit. Whether this sale was a fluke or a bellwether remains to be seen, but Dino prices are well up from the first of the year, and cars are getting scarce. I have to call this sale a home run for the seller. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 51

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Column Author Ferrari’s Perpetual Parts Problem Federal law requires all manufacturers to supply replacement parts for 10 years after production ends, but when those 10 years are up, look out Diagnosing problems and sourcing parts for Ferraris can be a nightmare, but solutions exist if you have the time and financial resources W e continually have older Ferraris in pre-sale or pre-purchase inspection and stay involved in the follow-up work or additional work requested by clients. There isn’t a day that goes by without hearing of ongoing parts problems from the many shops we deal with. Federal law requires all manufacturers to supply replacement parts for 10 years after production ends, but when those 10 years are up, look out. Long lists of computer and electrical components, injection-molded rubber, and plastic body trim parts have already become unobtainable. Modern Ferraris have Bosch engine management and ABS computers with TRW- built airbags, all cross-managing a hoard of Digitek computers and ECUs that talk to the Bosch computers while controlling a/c, heat, door locks, windows, power tops, dash modules, seat controls and so on. On the emissions front, every manufacturer is required to supply engine and emis- sion system diagnostic computers “at a reasonable cost” to independent shops. A plug-in computer for a GM or Japanese car starts at $250 and goes to $5,000 for the best model, but the SD2 or SD3 box for the 10-years-or-older Ferrari is out of production. A used SD2 or SD3 will cost $20k plus — if you can find one. A more modern Leonardo unit is available, but even at $25k, it doesn’t like to communicate with the earlier cars. Want to use a non-Ferrari diagnostic computer? Sorry, Ferrari uses nonstandard codes that don’t translate to standard OBD2 boxes. Simply knowing what to repair or replace can be a nightmare. Modern Ferraris are collectible The cost of major repairs on a 20-year-old Toyota or Chevy quickly exceeds the value of the car, and so the cars become junk. In contrast, a 20-year-old Ferrari will always be a Ferrari, with the implied prestige and exclusivity of ownership that ensures their long-term value and collectibility. The good news is that parts suppliers, such as Ted Rutland of T. Rutland parts, Daniel Pass of Ricambi America or Bill Young at G.T. Car Parts, scour the world looking for discontinued ECUs and light assemblies. 52 They also work with a whole new cottage industry of computer-literate propeller-heads who patiently disassemble and rebuild discontinued relay and fuse boxes, ECUs, and a/c and heater controls. Today, an electrical background is as important as a mechanical one to maintain a modern Ferrari. For example, need your 360 or F430 dash backlights repaired? How about your 550, 575, 599 or 612 dash video display repaired? Ferrari only sells a new instrument cluster at $4k to $10k, but Rod Drew at F.A.I. in Costa Mesa, CA, will rebuild yours for under $1k with a one-week turnaround. If you need a complete updated circuit board for your F50, well, that’s $15k. And when your discontinued SD2 or SD3 fails, Rod also fixes those. Fiat-era cars: fewer parts, fewer problems Ferrari’s Fiat Era began with the 308 GT/4 and the 365 BB in late 1974. Ever-increasing engine management controls and amenities such as dual a/c and power seats resulted in overworked electrical systems. Just last weekend, I drove a 512 BBi the 40 miles to Los Angeles to show a client the car. On the way back, I foolishly turned on the a/c and headlights at the same time. The 28-year-old fuse boxes instantly did a thermonuclear meltdown. Fortunately these are still available, and a mere $1,286 resolved the problem. As for rubber or trim parts, they can quickly become a scavenger hunt. A set of N.O.S fog lamps for a 328 or 348 will be $1,500 to $2,000, and an N.O.S. heater and a/c unit for a 348 will set you back $4k. As for hard parts, Ted Rutland had to agree to buy a minimum pro- Sports Car Market

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duction run of 200 308 brake boosters to get the exact original part. After five years, Ted still has 40 in stock at $1,395 each. Both T. Rutlands and Ferr-Parts have multiple Fiat-era parts cars, so major body parts are not yet a major problem. Enzo-era values partly solve problems The older Ferraris, from the Dino and Daytona backwards, can be restored by an experienced shop, and virtually any part has been made — or can be made — if you’re willing to pay the price. Older Ferraris, such as the 250 and 365, were evolutionary, in that interchangeable parts were used throughout their 10-year production runs, so the same basic parts sometimes fit many cars. Engine rebuilds become a prototyping and logistical nightmare, as hundreds of parts — 24 sets of valves, guides, valve seats, valve adjusters and so on — are involved. A complete restoration moves the parts nightmare into an all-new dimension of misery, as thousands of unobtanium parts must be found or made — and then fitted, tested and approved. Most of the original parts manufacturers are long gone, and while current replacement parts may look the same, there is no guarantee that the part will fit — or work. Every shop I spoke with had multiple examples of remanufactured head gaskets that didn’t seal, points that broke, clutches that would not release at high rpm or water-pump seals that didn’t seal because of weak springs. The list went on and on. The net result was that customers often felt they were guinea pigs for parts prototyping. Neither the shop nor the car owner wanted to eat the cost of pulling an en- gine to replace the offending parts. And there was no guarantee that a new set of replacement parts from another source would be any better. Adding to the complication are engines that have been rebuilt multiple times over the past three or five decades and have been machined too many times. Cranks sit too high in their blocks, block decks were machined so that liners stood too tall, or cylinder heads were surfaced too many times, so their dimensions and sealing surfaces are no longer viable. Expensive parts, if you know where to look Electrical/computer knowledge is essential The good news is that many replacement parts have been time-tested and work well. For example, suppliers such as Piet Roelofs in Holland have made up most of the “gofast” parts for the 250 and 365 GTB/4 series cars. Daniel Pass at Ricambi America specializes in 308 and newer parts, Bill Young at G.T. Car Parts sells the best head gaskets and much more. Tom Shaughnessy deals in windshields and back glass. Ted Rutland has sourced a multitude of O.E.M. parts and has 1950s–60s fuel hoses that work. Matt Jones at Re-Originals has had many parts — with an emphasis on interior — built, while Geoff Ohland at Parts Source often finds the impossible. From a personal point of view, I ran a 30-man Ferrari restoration shop for several decades, so I’ve “been there, done that,” and I know all too well that the parts situation has only gotten much worse since I left the restoration world. For the past decade and a half I’ve done sales only, searching out elusive and col- lectible Ferraris for select clients — just like those in the Ferrari parts world seek out elusive parts. Once a car is sold to a new owner, I usually follow the restoration process, and I’m continually amazed at the dedication of those who supply the parts and do the restorations needed to bring these cars back to life. None are getting rich! ♦ July 2012 53

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English Profile 1960 Triumph TR3A Convertible The modifications improve performance and reliability, and are mostly easy to reverse if an owner has a bout of concours indulgence by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1957–62 Number produced: 58,236 Original list price: $2,625 Current SCM Valuation: $16,000–$42,000 Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $19.95 Chassis #: Stamped on metal plate riveted to firewall in engine compartment Engine #: Stamped into block at left rear Club: Vintage Triumph Register, www.vtr.org Alternatives: 1955–59 MGA 1956–59 Austin-Healey 100-6 1959–61 Austin-Healey 3000 (Mark I) SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: TS53164L A solid original New Mexico car with a recent body-off restoration, this Triumph has the factory rear seat. Factory-quality patch panels were used where needed. Priority was placed on originality and drivability. The chrome has been replated, and the interior was completely re-covered with leather seat trim. The full engine rebuild was performed with 87 mm pistons, enlarging displacement to more than 2.1 liters. Internal engine parts have been balanced, and the transmission was rebuilt. Every major mechanical item on the car has been rebuilt, repaired or replaced. Special features and modifications: • Correct A-type overdrive rebuilt and in perfect working order. • Full weather equipment, including new top, fully rebuilt side curtains, new tonneau cover and convertible boot cover. All in new condition. • Rack-and-pinion steering upgrade for dramatically improved driving experience. Installation done to allow use of original steering wheel and turn signals. • Upgraded cooling system, including enlarged heater core, upgraded water pump and electric cooling fan. • Pertronix electronic ignition system. Eliminates ignition points, very reliable, fits inside original distributor. • Spin-on oil filter simplifies service. 54 Although this car has not been entered in any shows at this point, the current owner is confident that it would be able to do so with success. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 496, sold for $45,100, including buyer’s premium, at the Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL, sale on March 17, 2012. The TR3A family tree traces its roots to the 1952 London Motor Show at Earls Court, where the Triumph Type 20TS (sometimes called the TR1) debuted. Built on a pre-World War II Standard chassis and with a dualcarb version of the Standard Vanguard engine, it owed much to pre-war styling and mechanicals. After World War II, the British pretty much resumed automobile production where they had left off: building 1930s cars. The post-war economy in Britain favored exporting — and bringing in foreign currency — over innovation, and this, combined with supply shortages in all industries, discouraged dramatic departures from past practices. Therefore the times largely dictated use of off-the-shelf engines and other technology, and these conditions continued to prevail well into the 1950s. The Type 20TS was such a car. However, shortly after the 1952 Earls Court show, Ken Richardson was hired to manage development of the car. It eventually became designated the TR2, with its own purpose-built chassis, and the Vanguard engine 1961 Triumph TR3A Lot 300616475559, s/n TS9505L Condition 2Sold at $20,750 eBay, 11/3/11 SCM# 187813 1959 Triumph TR3A Lot 403, s/n TS39531L Condition 2 Sold at $27,543 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/1/11 SCM# 190112 1957 Triumph TR3A Lot 48, s/n TS23618L Condition 1 Sold at $42,949 H&H, Duxford, U.K., 9/21/11 SCM# 185925 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Auctions America by RM

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SCM Digital Bonus was developed to produce 90 horsepower. Coincidentally, the original Austin-Healey also made its debut at the same motor show, and also produced 90 horsepower in original form. Performance of the two models was also similar, with each breaking the 100-mph barrier in testing during the spring of 1953. 95 horses running to 100 mph The first TR2 models were produced in 1953, and continual develop- ment — including changes and improvements to both body and mechanical specifications — led to the TR3 model for 1956. The TR3 was soon updated with several changes, most notably a full-width radiator grille for improved engine cooling. This car became informally known as the TR3A. Other changes included the addition of exterior door handles, a lockable boot handle, and a full tool kit as standard equipment. By this stage of development — the car produced 95 horsepower to propel its mere 2,200 pounds — it could exceed 100 mph in standard trim. Despite their humble origins, three specially prepared TR3 models completed the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans race, finishing 9th, 11th and 15th. However, by this time the quaint, pre-war styling of the TR3 had begun to age. The MGA had replaced the pre-war styling of the T-series cars, the Jaguar XKE replaced the XK series, and the Big Healey’s design was wearing well. So, the TR3, with its dramatic — if dated — styling, was scheduled for replacement by the boxy TR4. Changed for the better This very nice TR3A is a great representative of the post-war British sports car invasion — complete with its pre-war influences. Originally from the desert Southwest and benefiting from a recent body-off restoration, the only question it raises for a potential owner is the color combination. White with red interior is an original combination, although the rugged TR3 in white with wide whitewall tires may look a bit like a coal miner in spats and a top hat. Nonetheless, the modifications made to this car are largely for the better: They improve performance and reliability, and they are mostly easy to reverse if an owner were to have a bout of strict concours indulgence. The body panel fit is excellent and the interior is well done with the factory optional rear seat. The car also includes the highly desirable overdrive. The engine compartment is tidy, with several concours quibbles (the rocker cover is a non-original, non-period type; two of the cylinder head studs are too long; there are a couple of incorrect hose clamps; the capillary tube for the thermostat is configured and routed incorrectly; the choke linkage is configured wrong; and the prop rod stay should be body color), but all are forgivable and generally not difficult to “correct,” should an owner be so inclined. As a quintessential post-war British sports car with a fresh restoration, this TR3A promises many pleasurable miles on club events and is qualified for most classic rallies. As a peer in performance and era of the more expensive Austin-Healey, it is also poised to appreciate while being enjoyed. The buyer paid slightly more than the high end of the SCM Pocket Price Guide, but with affection for British cars of the era steady — and even climbing — and big Healey prices already elevated, this example may still be considered a market-correct buy. A few years from now it may look well bought indeed. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America by RM.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 55

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe Finished in dramatic black and yellow with a brown ostrich-leather interior, this car is not for the shy and retiring by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1929–33 Number produced: 450 Original chassis price: $2,798 Current SCM Valuation: The Type 46 is not in the SCM Pocket Price Guide; however, the Type 50 Profilée coupe is valued at $1m–$2.5m Tune-up cost: $5,500 Distributor caps: $450 Chassis #: Brass plate on left side firewall; on upper crankcase at engine rear left Engine #: Same as chassis Club: www.americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1930–34 Bugatti Type 50 Coupe Superprofile, 1935–38 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe, 1936–39 Mercedes-Benz 540K Coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 46208 Engine number: 77 O f all Bugatti models, one of the most elegant, imposing and luxurious was the Type 46, introduced in late 1929. Approximately 450 examples were produced until 1933. The steel ladder-type chassis of the Type 46 fea- tured a long 138-inch wheelbase and was powered by an equally impressive, long-stroke 5.4-liter inline eight engine featuring a single overhead camshaft. Its impressive specifications included three valves per cylinder and twin spark plugs per cylinder, which delivered a stout 140 horsepower. The combination of Type 46 attributes, especially when its fine chassis and engine are clothed in sophisticated coachwork, makes it one of the most appreciated Bugattis. In fact, the Type 46 is perhaps best known as the “Petit Royale,” so-named for its striking resemblance to the Type 41 Royale. As described in the definitive book, Bugatti Type 46: La Petite Royale by Bohuslav Klein, Roland Saunier and Kees Jansen, no fewer than about 40 custom coachbuilders applied their unique artistry to the Type 46 chassis during the model’s relatively brief production run. As noted in their authoritative reference, chassis 46208 was originally mated to — and still retains — engine number 77. It is believed that the original coachwork on 46208 was the four-door style known as conduite intérieure. The present owner opted to have the drab sedan coachwork replaced with a faithful recreation of the “Superprofile” coupe penned by Jean Bugatti, which some argue is the finest of all of his designs. The coachwork was produced by Ken Haywood of New South Wales, Australia, who has been responsible for many award-winning cars. This photo-documented 56 restoration and coachbuilding effort is regarded as one of his finest results. Only a very small number of the profile series of cars are known to exist. The beautifully appointed interior is brown ostrich leather complemented by a flawlessly finished wood dash and steering wheel rim. The balance and presentation of the interior is high- lighted by the front seats, which look more like lounge chairs belonging on a sunny patio than automobile seats. The entire finish of this car is consistent with the body and concours-quality paint, which is matched by the finish of the chassis and suspension components. The lithe Superprofile body is augmented by a re- strained amount of chrome that adorns the handles and latches, horseshoe radiator surround, Scintilla headlights and matching fender lights. The entire assembly rides on Royale-style wheels shod with period-correct Goodrich Silvertown tires. Chassis 46208 was shown and won honors at the 2011 Sydney Concours and will garner high praise and attention wherever it is shown around the world. It is a remarkable feat of coachbuilding prowess as well as legendary Bugatti engineering. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 178, sold for $1,017,500, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island, FL, sale on March 10, 2012. We’ll start this essay with a discussion of bodies. I declare here before all that I am a self-identified, openly proud sedan lover. If you’ve got a problem with that, I’m sorry. When given a choice between a sporty open racer and a smooth, quiet, four-door saloon, I don’t hesitate a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Cabriolet Lot 328, s/n 46331 Condition 2 Sold at $454,594 Bonhams, Paris, 2/5/11 SCM# 168812 Sports Car Market 1933 Bugatti Type 46 Demi Berline Lot 238, s/n 46580 Condition 3Sold at $298,935 Artcurial, Paris, 6/13/11 SCM# 179554 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Lot 320, s/n 46293 Condition 1 Sold at $862,161 Bonhams, Paris, 2/5/11 SCM# 168808 Dave Teel ©2012, courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus second. It becomes particularly interesting when it comes to two great marques whose devotees seem to — if not revel in — at least enjoy, and certainly more than tolerate, a body switch for purely aesthetic reasons. Of course, we’re talking about Bentley and Bugatti. When it comes to re-bodies, it seems to matter less for these two brands than for just about any other if the original coachwork is nowhere in sight — provided that everyone owns up to their handiwork. I have long declared to anyone who would listen that my favorite Bugatti of all, and a car I have vowed to own before I die, is a Type 57 Galibier berline, which is a Jean Bugatti-designed four-door offered as a “factory” body on the Type 57 chassis. Even for a committed sedaniste, some of the pre-Galibier “Conduite Intérieur,” or “fully closed body,” as the sedans were referred to, were not bodies that longed to be missed. The combination of the soft curve of the horse collar radiator and the graceful undulation of the fenders sometimes jarred alongside a four-square passenger compartment that would have been at home on a Peugeot 30. From sedan to coupe Our car was apparently born with a sedan body, which the seller discarded in return for one the most stunning of Jean Bugatti’s creations: the Coupe Profilée. As far as I could discover, through research and consultation with a number of noted Bugattistes, no Type 46 was ever fitted with a Coupe Profilée body when new. One Type 46 was given a genuine Profilée body in the 1960s by then-owner Andy Rowe. That car now sits in the Schlumpf Collection in France. The first time this style appeared in period was on the later DOHC Type 50 chassis. In fact, one such car, a 1935 Type 50 Coupe Profilée owned by Bill Harrah, took Best of Show honors at the 1964 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. That car today is a part of the Louwman Museum Collection in The Netherlands. Jean Bugatti was only 23 years old when he penned the stunning shape, which inspired his later — and certainly more mainstream — Ventoux two-door design for the Type 57. The Profilée has a delicacy and elegance of line certainly rivaling that of the Atalante and Atlantic coupes, and it’s not surprising that someone would choose it to replicate. The workmanship was superb and probably better than the original bodies from the factory shops. It was glamorously finished in dramatic black and yellow with a brown ostrich-leather interior, so this car is certainly not a conveyance for the shy and retiring. Fun, but no chance at top awards The challenge here, of course, is one of use. Most Bugatti owners enjoy driving their cars, and rallies and tours across the world welcome them. Relatively few of the cars lead a display-only life, but even then, there would be few concours venues at which a Bugatti would not be heartily embraced. But as a re-body, many of the top awards at major shows are off-limits to this car. As for touring, a Ventoux or even the original sedan would probably be more practical. Nevertheless, the buyer here paid a premium over the price of a more common body on this chassis. As a comparison, Bonhams sold a very well-restored Type 46 with an attractive — but thoroughly conventional — Faux Cabriolet coupe body in the style of Belgian carrossier D’Ieteren for $862,161 at their February 2011 sale in Paris. It’s frequently a challenge for auction companies to estimate values for cars such as this, and the fact that the reserve was set well under the low estimate of $1.25m indicates that the seller and the auctioneer were realistic in their expectations. Thanks to the prevailing rules of the Bugatti world, the seller was certainly not punished for his choice to “upgrade” his bodywork. The new owner has a striking car, which I would have to place in the well-sold category. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 57

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German Profile 1965 Amphicar 770 Convertible Awful on the road and even worse on water — but you’ve got to love them for trying by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1961–67 Number produced: 3,878 Original list price: $3,395 Current SCM Valuation: $50,000–$60,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $47.59 Chassis #: On right of bulkhead in engine compartment Engine #: On the distributor side of block Club: The International Amphicar Owners’ Club More: www.amphicar.com Alternatives: 1942–44 VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen, 1966–83 Alvis Stalwart, 1982–95 Amphiranger SCM Investment Grade: C; will not sink, but will never soar Comps 1965 Amphicar 770 Lot 427, s/n 103795 Condition 1Sold at $60,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/12 SCM# 191468 Chassis number: 101221 I t’s a car. It’s a boat. Actually, it’s both. Developed in West Germany, the Amphicar was aimed squarely at America’s leisure market and debuted at the 1961 New York Auto Show. As the culmination of a 15- year, $25 million development program, the Amphicar was the creation of amphibious-vehicle pioneer Hans Trippel. A mid-rear-mounted Triumph Herald 4-cylinder engine was mated to a German Hermes transmission, which directed power to the rear wheels on land and, once on water, to twin propellers at the rear. The front wheels provided directional control both on land and water, the doors had special watertight seals, and the front compartment contained the fuel tank, spare tire and tools. Amphicar marketing highlighted the vehicle’s ease of operation, and its unofficial “770” designation referred to its factory-claimed top speeds of seven knots on water and 70 mph on land. It is generally agreed that 3,878 were built through 1967, with the majority exported to the United States until the onset of the first wave of federally mandated safety and emissions regulations for 1968. The 1965 Amphicar 770 offered here was the sub- ject of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration by noted Amphicar restoration specialist Roger Sallee. Fewer than 900 miles have been driven since then, and the vehicle is said to remain in excellent condition. With perhaps the most festive and sought-after color combination of Fjord Green with an Apricot interior, this Amphicar is certainly eye-catching, whether in use or parked in a garage or boathouse. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 163, sold for $63,250, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale on March 10, 2012. There’s a fascination about Amphicars that stems 58 1967 Amphicar 770 Lot K44, s/n 106523322 Condition 3Sold at $43,460 Mecum, Kissimmee, FL, 1/24/12 SCM# 192888 1966 Amphicar 770 Lot 642.1, s/n 106523027 Condition 2Sold at $66,000 Barrett-Jackson, West Palm Beach, FL, 4/7/11 SCM# 177727 Sports Car Market Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus from their surreal ability to drive into a river or lake and keep going. It’s a bit like being naked in a phone box. A mate of mine has a phone box as his downstairs shower cubicle; it’s very odd to begin with, then you get used to it, then it seems natural to be naked in a phone box, then… well, it’s a good thing we don’t have the old-style red phone boxes on every street corner in England anymore. Owning an Amphicar must be like that. After you’ve amazed your friends a few times by driving down the slipway, engaging the props and churning off downstream, the novelty must wear off. They don’t make very good cars — or boats, for that matter. Getting back up the slipway involves making sure you have enough momentum to bring the rear wheels up to the concrete so you can drive out, otherwise you suffer the ignominy of having to have another go in reverse. Or worse, throwing out the rope. Gutless and wallowing Then there’s the “performance.” Amphicars use a rear-mounted 1147-cc Triumph Herald engine that churns out all of 43 horsepower. Now, the Herald isn’t the most dynamically accomplished device, what with its rear swing axles, but imagine one on stilts with compromised center of gravity and weight distribution. The Amphicar uses trailing-arm coil-sprung suspension all around, mostly for reasons of keeping the bouncy wet bits outside of the inside dry bits. Handling considerations took a back seat to buoyancy here, resulting in roly-poly cornering. And there are the brakes, with weak drums all around, almost totally ineffective when they’re full of water. Luckily, with a top speed that’s quite enough at 70 mph, this isn’t a serious issue, and you’re hardly likely to notice the wooden pedal while you grapple with the vague steering (it gets even vaguer in the water, as the front wheels are the only rudder) and the probability gear change — as in, when you move the lever, it is probable, though not certain, that a gear may be engaged. On water, they can just about exceed the U.K. canal speed limit of 4 knots, and they require hundreds of feet to respond to the tiller. Now, don’t get me wrong: I love ’em. But there’s a time and place for everything. How many Seeps and Kubel Schwimmwagens have you seen actually schwimming? Rust never sleeps, but it sinks On to the serious stuff: Corrosion is a major issue on these cars — and not just for cosmetic reasons. They rust in the double-skinned hull, and if there’s a leak in one of the rockers — most have been welded here — she’s going down. For the same reason, you must ensure the bilge bung is in place and the doors are double-locked before entering the briny. Decent door seals are understandably essential. In the U.K., an Amphicar must have a U.K. Waterways Boat Safety Scheme certificate to use inland waterways. This is on top of its MoT to allow it to actually drive to the river, and either test should pick up any deficiencies. In the United States, the Amphicar must have a boat registration to legally wallow across the local lake and a car registration to take to the road. By the catalog description, the rotisserie restoration this car underwent will have ensured this one is both straight and watertight. The tires looked a bit big for the car. Originally, they teetered on tall crossplies that may have helped the steering on water if not on tarmac. Weirdness keeps market above water This one, with no noted issues, no cosmetic problems and only 900 miles since completion, looked about the right money, where nice examples ask £30k–£35k Sterling ($48,000 to $56,000) in the U.K. That RM was uncertain exactly how it should fare is shown in the wide pre-auction estimate of $50,000 to $75,000. The price of your Amphicar depends a lot on whether it is truly amphibious or just a showpiece, and the catalog made no mention of whether this one was seaworthy; but after its total restoration, one would hope it can perform wet or dry. Interestingly, the list price when new of $3,395 was similar to that of an Austin-Healey 3000, and that comparison still holds true as the money paid here is about what you’d pay for a very nice big Healey. The Amphicar’s rarity, cuteness and just plain bon- kersness mean that somewhere, somehow, there will always be a buyer for one of these, and this time the attractive period-original color certainly helped, as many have been painted the ubiquitous red. I’d say correctly bought and sold. And good luck to all who sail in her. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 59

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American Car Collector Profile 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe Automobiles now command record prices — as elegant, usable art forms and weapons-grade investments by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1929 Number produced: 43 Original list price: $15,000 to $20,000, depending on source Current SCM Valuation: $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 (for this one-off car) Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $125 Chassis #: On left frame rail Engine #: On left side engine block Club: Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club More: acdclub.org Alternatives: None, as nothing else compares SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1931 Cord L-29 Lot 157, s/n 2930061 Condition 1 Chassis number: 2927005 T he fast rise and eventual collapse of E.L. Cord’s massive industrial empire, with the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg marques at its core, remains one of corporate America’s most fascinating and tragic stories. From the dramatic turnaround of Auburn in the mid-1920s, which is a textbook case of selective marketing, Cord’s companies manufactured and sold some of the most innovative, stylish and value-rich automobiles ever conceived. The L-29 Front Drive Cord was developed as a new, medium-priced car with innovative engineering and distinctive styling. The long drivetrain package, necessitated by the L-29’s inline 8-cylinder and front-wheeldrive system, became one of the car’s greatest assets when designer Al Leamy sketched one of the longest hoods ever seen. American and European custom coachbuilders naturally gravitated to the design possibilities of the low-slung L-29 chassis, and 43 custom-bodied L-29s were created. Just 12 are known to remain in existence today, including the singular and stunning Hayes coupe offered by RM. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 132, sold for $2,420,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM’s Amelia Island Auction on March 10, 2012. This spectacular, one-off car was the collaboration of 60 three distinct automotive elements: the Cord L-29, Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky and the Hayes Body Corporation. In 1927, E.L. Cord went against conventional wisdom and decided to pursue the idea of propelling an automobile by its front wheels. This was not a new idea, as a multitude of others had unsuccessfully traveled that path, but Cord — who believed that if you can’t be big you had to be different — willed the project to fruition. The genesis for the successful front-wheel drive was found with Harry Miller, as he proposed the technology for a race car in 1923. By the late 1920s, the most prominent drivers were steering his front-wheel-drive race cars. Cord hired Miller to assist in the L-29 development, although the design, patented by Cornelius Van Ranst and Tommy Milton, was more evident in the final product. Production of the L-29 began in June of 1929, and the low frame height and long hood offered an exciting platform for custom coachwork. An unlikely — yet perfect — coachbuilder Fewer than 50 L-29 chassis were fitted with custom bodies by American and European coachbuilders. The Walter Murphy Company of Pasadena, CA, built several dual-cowl phaetons — and at least four town cars were built on an extended-wheelbase chassis. One of the most striking custom bodies was a speedster that was built by the Union Body Company based on a design by Phil 1930 Cord L-29 Lot 246, s/n FD2927175 Condition 2Sold at $231,000 RM Auctions, Lapeer, MI, 6/9/07 SCM# 45579 Sold at $341,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/12 SCM# 197017 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe (profile car) Lot 141, s/n 2927005 Condition 1 Sold at $1,078,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117586 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2011, courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus Wright. After being shown at the Concours d’Elegance Femina l’Luter in Paris, it was returned to the United States and soon disappeared. The Hayes Body Company of Grand Rapids, MI, was the least likely coachbuilder to produce the stunning L-29 Special Coupe. The company, under any number of corporate entities, supplied fenders for Ford Model Ts — as well as Oldsmobile bodies and other sub-assemblies. During the mid-1920s, Hayes employed more than 3,000 workers and produced 120,000 bodies annually for companies including Chevrolet, Maxwell, Paige, Reo and Willys-Overland. Hayes employed a number of talented designers, and the most well-known was Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, who joined the firm in 1928. He had previously worked for Vanden Plas of Brussels and had won awards at the Monaco Concours d’Elegance. Sakhnoffsky’s vision made the L-29 Special Coupe an exceptional car — one that had little in common with Model Ts, Chevrolets or Reos. Some accounts claim he built the L-29 Special Coupe as his personal car, while others state it was built as an American entry for the 1929 Monaco Concours. Regardless, Sakhnoffsky’s radical and graceful design extended the hood seven inches, and the height was only 54 inches — six lower than production models. The car, which features the long, low hood, graceful window openings and no running boards, was completed in only two months and cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to build. The Cord won the Gran Prix at Monaco’s 1929 Concours d’Elegance and d’Hommeur at the Beaulieu Concours — the only American car to ever do so. Buying for the future? The car was in the care of noted industrial designer Brook Stevens for five decades, and he restored the car for entry into the Custom-Bodied Cord Class at the 1987 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it won its class. Gooding & Company subsequently offered the car at their August 17, 2008, Pebble Beach auction, where it realized $1,078,000. Is this L-29 Cord really worth more than double its 2008 selling price in just four short years? Well, that was then, and we are now in a much different economic environment. Automobiles of this stature are commanding record prices — as the rare, elegant and fully documented are appreciated for their art form as well as being a weapons-grade investment. This car was obviously well sold, but what about the buyer? We’ll hedge our comments and rely on the adage: “He did not pay too much, just bought a little too soon.” ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 61

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American Car Collector Profile The Cumberford Perspective 4 The most famous — but not the best — L-29 By Robert Cumberford F or superficial charm, classics don’t come any better than the L-29 Cord. For about 40 years, car designers’ mantra was “longer, lower, wider!” The Cord looked longer, and was indubitably lower than anything else, but to fit the wagon tracks that served most of America before roads were paved, the tread of the Cord was about the same as that of a Ford Model A, so it wasn’t very wide. The colorful Russian, Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, created this one-off as a sales tool for the Hayes Body corporation, and the car won some top concours awards in France in 1930. Along with the Phil Wright-designed “Jean Harlow” roadster, this car is the most famous of all L-29 Cords. The absence of running boards was prescient, but shortened fenders and the deeplydipped belt line took away some of the visual length for which L-29s were famous. Great styling helped overcome unpleasant driving characteristics, but the car’s elegantly narrow radiator meant inadequate cooling, always a problem with these early Cords. The Great Depression killed the L-29, but its many dynamic faults greatly contributed to its early demise. Still, even with the dumpiest sedan body, L-29s had an allure that assured that a quite high percentage of the 5,300 L-29s built still exist, even American American merican Car Coll merican Car Collector Profile The Cumberford Perspective 4 The most famous — but not the best — L-29 By Robert Cumberford F or superficial charm, classics don’t come any better than the L-29 Cord. For about 40 years, car designers’ mantra was “longer, lower, wider!” The Cord looked longer, and was indubitably lower than anything else, but to fit the wagon tracks that served most of America before roads were paved, the tread of the Cord was about the same as that of a Ford Model A, so it wasn’t very wide. The colorful Russian, Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, created this one-off as a sales tool for the Hayes Body corporation, and the car won some top concours awards in France in 1930. Along with the Phil Wright-designed “Jean Harlow” roadster, this car is the most famous of all L-29 Cords. The absence of running boards was prescient, but short- ened fenders and the deeply- dipped belt line took away some of the visual length for which L-29s were famous. Great styl- ing helped overcome unpleasant driving characteristics, but the car’s elegantly narrow radiator meant inadequate cooling, al- ways a problem with these early Cords. The Great Depression killed the L-29, but its many dynamic faults greatly contributed to its early demise. Still, even with the dumpiest sedan body, L-29s had an allure that assured that a quite high percentage of the 5,300 L-29s built still exist, even 7 7 5 6 1 3 2 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The shield cover for the trans- mission is a visual reminder of Miller racing cars, source of the front-wheel-drive technology. It’s a handsome piece in its own right. 2 Most L-29s have a slight rear- ward lean to their grilles, but this one is severely vertical. Painted radiator shells got their start with the L-29, and they add to visual length. 3 The hood takes up almost half the overall length of the body, making most L-29s the very model of a dramatic car. 4 The tank-slit windshield is exceptionally dramatic and further emphasizes the low overall height allowed by the absence of a driveline through the cabin. 5 This drooping belt line breaks the body into two distinct parts, 8 10 which cuts visual length, but a straight line would have made the cabin extremely claustrophobic. 6 Conical covers for the wire wheels finish the look of the car nicely. It looked a lot better without whitewall tires, which diminish the effect of the bodycolor discs. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Lamps standing up like lol- lipops are actually a good idea, putting illumination above the usual placement for the time. The front fender lamps stand tall, too. 8 The canvas-covered top conveys the impression of a convertible, which is enhanced by the roadster-like belt line. The welting-framed panel at the rear is curious. 9 Apart from the split bumpers, the leading edges of the front tires are the foremost parts of the car, giving it a very sporty aspect. 10 While many old cars have sagging door handles, this placement parallel to the belt is absolutely intentional — but still a bit odd. 11 The depth of the X-braced frame rails is actually a bit more than this finishing panel, but it is still quite shallow to allow the low overall height. 12 Notice that the entire body turns outward in parallel to the inverse curve at the back of the rear fender. The bumper repeats the theme of the split front, but with a single linking band in the center. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The instrument panel is nowhere near as opulent as the exterior of the body. Boring symmetry, scattered buttons and plain wood are really disappointing. The shifter coming through the dash is nice, though. Door panels framed in wood 9 are surprisingly plain, giving the impression that the interior was done as a complete afterthought. Mohair cloth rather than leather is welcome, but the total absence of any design elements, decorative stitching, or other indications of care seems inappropriate for a luxury coupe. 12 62 11 Sports Car Market

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Race Car Profile 1963 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake There is a huge value difference between a factory prepared car and an owner or privateer prepared car by Colin Comer Details Years produced:1962–65 Number produced: 655 (total of all leafspring Cobras) Original list price: $5,995 (Street Cobra) $8,995 (Factory Stage IV Dragonsnake) Current SCM Valuation: $500,000 to $700,000 Tune-up cost:$400 Distributor cap:$20 Chassis #: Tag in engine compartment, stamped in hood and trunk latches, stamped on door hinges Engine #: Stamped on left rear of block Club: Shelby American Automobile Club, PO Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069 Website:www.saac.com Alternatives: 1965–67 427 Cobra; 1965 GT350 R Model; 1968–69 L88 Corvette SCM Investment Grade: A Chassis number: CSX2093 drag racer Bruce Larson, later of USA-1 Funny Car fame, the Dragonsnake dominated the NHRA’s A/SP, AA/SP, B/SP and C/SP classes in 1964. It set records in the 1965 season and won the NHRA Springnationals, Winternationals and U.S. Indy Nationals that year. With subsequent owner Ed Hedrick behind the wheel, C CSX2093 went on to win the 1966 Springnationals and U.S. Nationals. It also chalked up class wins at the 1967 Springnationals, Winternationals, U.S. Indy Nationals, and finished out the season with the World Points Championship. It continued to set records in 1968. SX2093 is one of only eight cars modified with the Shelby-developed Dragonsnake package. Owned by Jim Costilow and piloted by All told, CSX2093 held national titles in four separate classes. The Costilow/Larson Dragonsnake is presented exactly as it competed, including the Weber-carbureted 289 Ford V8 with Bellanger sidemount headers, 4-speed transmission, Cobra Sunburst rear wheels with slicks, wire front wheels, removable hard top and eye-grabbing magenta metal-flake paint. SCM Analysis This ex-Costilow/Larson Cobra, Lot S220, sold for $901,000, includ- ing buyer’s premium, at Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, FL, auction on January 28, 2012. Let’s dig under all this purple metal flake and see where this result comes from. Southern California in the early 1960s was the epicenter of drag racing culture. Shelby American offered 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Factory Team Car Lot 55, s/n CSX2129 Condition 1 Sold at $2,585,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183119 Comps 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Lot 136, s/n CSX2570 Condition 3+ Sold at $687,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/20/12 SCM# 191520 1962 Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake Lot S511, s/n CSX2019 Condition 4 Sold at $1,601,250 Mecum Auctions, Belvidere, IL, 5/25/06 SCM# 41775 64 Sports Car Market John Hollansworth Jr., courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus a dream job for many hot rodders. Shelby, after being prodded to sponsor a company drag car by three of his employees, Tony Stoer, Randy Shaw and Jere Kirkpatrick, saw the marketing potential of a Cobra in drag racing. Shelby provided a Cobra, with the stipulation that the work and racing had to be done by the employees on their own time and with minimal support from Shelby. CSX2019 was modified extensively for quarter-mile use. With Stoer at the wheel, it set the AHRA A/SSP record with a 12.81 at 108.95 mph run. The Dragonsnake package was born, and it became a factory option. The factory produced just five Dragonsnake Cobras; Shelby American employees campaigned two of the cars, and three were built for customer orders. Private owners prepared additional Cobras for drag racing. To date, there are three of these customer-prepared Drag Cobras that are officially recognized, including CSX2093. These are considered “Independent Drag Cobras” — not Dragonsnakes — in the eyes of the Shelby American Automobile Club. This is quite similar to the Ferrari world and factory versus privateer-prepared competition cars. In value, the factory Comp cars always trump the privateer cars, but not always in actual use. Such is the case with CSX2093. Sold new in 1963 as a street Cobra, its first owner traded it in to Ladd Motors in Lebanon, PA, in 1964 with 5,000 miles on it. One fast snake Jim Costilow purchased it for $5,600 to use for road racing. Costilow soon took it to Bruce Larson — a local drag racer and GM dealership mechanic with a reputation for building winning cars — to prep 2093 for an upcoming drag race at York, PA. The Costilow/Larson drag team was formed. The car was converted for drag racing at a reported cost of $6,000, including the 31 coats of shocking fuchsia metal-flake paint. The poor little car ran so hard trying to get out from under that paint that it was nearly unbeatable. 2093 continued to race through 1969. The car then trickled through a string of own- ers, returned to street duty, and was restored at various times over the years. It wasn’t until after its sale at Barrett-Jackson in 1991 that it was returned to drag race trim and fuchsia metal-flake paint. In 1998, Bruce Larson purchased 2093 and meticulously restored it back to its 1965 Costilow and Larson configuration. Here is where we can start following the bouncing Drag Cobra CSX2093: The auction record In January 2007, Larson sold 2093 at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction for $1,417,500. This was a strong result, but one must remember that Mecum had also just sold CSX2019, the first factory Dragonsnake, in May 2006 for $1,601,250. Another reason why 2093 sold for such a strong price in 2007 is because Bruce Larson was selling the car. In January 2011, the 2007 buyer consigned 2093 again to Mecum’s Kissimmee sale. It sold for $927,500. This buyer took it to Mecum’s Monterey auction in August 2011, where the car failed to sell. 2093’s next stop was Mecum Kissimmee in January 2012, where this sale took place. So did Dragonsnake values plummet, and is $900k the new market price? Not exactly. 2007 was a high-water mark for many cars, Cobras included, and we are only now beginning to see sales approaching the same levels. After the market correction that rolled in with the global economic collapse of 2008, today’s buyers are being especially cautious. And as it pertains to our subject car, in the Cobra world there has been much debate about it being called a “Dragonsnake.” While it is indeed a documented, highly successful Drag Cobra with unquestionable provenance, and was campaigned in period as a “Dragonsnake,” it is in fact an Independent Drag Cobra and not a Factory Dragonsnake. And, as we see with any competition car, this is a critical distinction. There is a huge value difference between a factory-prepared car and an owner- or privateer team-prepared car. Hypothetically, take two 1965 GT350s. One is a 1-of- 36 Factory R model and the other is a street GT350 converted to a race car when new — and now carries a fantastic race history. The factory R Model should bring twice what the privateer car would, which is exactly how I would peg the value difference between 2093 today versus the best factory Dragonsnake. Now, let’s approach 2093 from another angle. Let’s say it was never converted to a drag car and was presented today as it was originally delivered — a nice, stock 289 worm-and-sector steering Street Cobra. I’d peg its value in this configuration at around $450k, which means the drag racing history added a solid 100% bump. So, using either method of valuation, I’d say this result for CSX2093 at auction was absolutely spot-on. With just eight recognized Drag Cobras in existence, they are a fascinating part of the competition Cobra lore. But following Shelby’s death in May, the market has started to fluctuate. Where it goes from here remains to be seen. Now let’s hope 2093’s new owner gets this car aimed down a 1,320-foot strip soon and see if it can still try to outrun that color. I would love to be there, and I’m sure Bruce Larson would as well. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... July 2012 65

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Market Reports Overview Collector Cars Hit $40m at Seven Spring Auctions Bentleys, Astons, Corvettes and Classics Top the Charts By Tony Piff S ales totals held strong or grew slightly over last year’s numbers at the seven spring auctions covered in this issue. Bonhams’ annual Hendon, U.K., sale, held at the Royal Air Force Museum, saw 82 cars cross the block, up from 59 last year. Sixtyseven of those cars went home to new garages, for a respectable sales rate of 82% — not far off last year’s 83%. The average price per car of $44k was in line with past sales, but five cars managed to break the $100k mark. Top honors went to two Bentleys: a 1957 S1 Continental sold for $312k, and a 1924 3 Litre Speed Model tourer sold for $266k. Vintage fighter planes loomed overhead at H&H’s Duxford, U.K., sale as well, held at the Imperial War Museum. Totals here approached $3m, with an average price per car of $57k. The top sale was a 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Vantage coupe, sold for $336k. Another Aston took the fourth-place slot: a 1988 V8 Vantage X-Pack Volante sold for $197k. On this side of the Atlantic, Barrett-Jackson’s an- nual Palm Beach, FL, auction saw solid sales across the board, with a total of $17.8m, up from $15.8m last year, and a nearly 100% sell-through rate. Average prices held strong at $41k. Charity cars notwithstanding, the high sale was a showroom-new 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder, sold at $220k. Not far behind was a resto-mod 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $204k. Perfect-quality restomods are now routinely breaking six figures, marking an undeniable trend. Stock C2 convertibles topped the charts at three other sales. Two ’67 427/435 Corvettes brought $127k and $106k at Mecum’s annual Kansas City sale. Mecum hit new highs by every measure, selling 426 out of 607 cars consigned for a 70% rate, compared with 330 out of 542 and $17,751,205 Sales Totals Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Mecum, Kansas City, MO Bonhams, Hendon, U.K. Branson, Branson, MO H&H, Duxford, U.K. $2,836,231 $2,856,570 70% last year. Totals rocketed to $9.2m from $7m, and average price held rock-solid at $22k. At Collector Car Productions’ Toronto sale, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible was the top sale at $162k, and at Classic Motorcar Auctions’ Akron sale, yet another pair of Corvette convertibles made the top five: a 1967 427/400 sold for $76k, and a ’65 327/350, sold for $58k. You can read the highlights from these sales in the Global Roundup on p. 118. Tornado damage earlier in the year threatened the annual Branson sale in April, but the show went on, and final numbers were impressive, considering the hurdles. The overall total of $2.9m was a drop from last year’s $3.2m, but strong sales of American, British and French pre-war Classics pulled the average price per car up to $28k from last year’s $23k. A 1939 Delahaye 135M was the high sale at $205k, followed by a 1931 Cadillac V12 roadster at $197k and a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost convertible at $180k. This month, in Chad Tyson’s eBay Motors column, he takes us through some of the best eBay buys of the past few months, including a ’68 Shelby GT500 KR, a 1957 MGA and a ’65 Amphicar. ♦ 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 68 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Vantage coupe, $336,319—H&H, p. 116 2. 1957 Bentley S1 Continen tal coupe, $311,922— Bon, p. 96 3. 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model tourer, $266,409—Bon, p. 94 4. 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder Spyder, $220,000—B-J, p. 72 5. 1972 BMW CSI race car, $215,244—H&H, p. 120 6. 1935 Singer Nine Le Mans “Savoye special” roadster, $206,276—H&H, p. 114 7. 1939 Delahaye 135M roadster, $205,200—Bran, p. 104 8. 1988 Aston Martin Vantage X-Pack Volante, $197,307—H&H, p. 118 9. 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 hatchback, $179,370—H&H, p. 118 10. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $162,250—CCP, p. 130 1. 1954 Buick Skylark convertible, $129,800—B-J, p. 80 2. 1934 Cadillac Series 355D sedan, $55,650—Mec, p. 86 3. 1955 Triumph TR2 roadster, $32,400—Bran, p. 104 4. 1949 MG TC roadster, $27,500—B-J, p. 72 5. 1953 Ford Country Sedan 8-passenger wagon, $27,000—CMA, p. 128 Sports Car Market Best Buys $9,240,667 $2,945,116

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL 10th Annual Palm Beach Collector Car Auction Barrett-Jackson creates an atmosphere that is energized, engaged and dynamic, all with a signature upscale style Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 5–7, 2012 Location Palm Beach, FL Auctioneers Assiter & Associates; Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 435/437 Sales rate 99.5% Sales total $17,751,205 High sale 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder, sold at $220,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder — $220,000 Report and photos by Dale Novak and Jack Tockston Market opinions in italics sive, considering that this year’s event coincided with Easter weekend. Barrett-Jackson has the keen ability to create an B atmosphere that is energized, engaged and dynamic, all with a signature upscale style. The level of professionalism on the auction block is impressive as well, and I took note of extended time given to numerous cars when bidding failed to reach the proper money. It’s good business, and it creates confidence for both the buyers and sellers alike. High sale honors went to a 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder, sold at $220k. The car was literally “as new,” with only 25 miles on the clock. And as we’ve seen at numerous Barrett-Jackson sales as of late, custom Corvettes continue to do well: The top domestic sale here was a 1959 Corvette resto-mod that sold at $204k. Of the 62 or so cars I put under the microscope, three stood out for their impeccable condition. A better-thanfactory 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible changed hands for a well-sold $100k — and it wasn’t even a W-30; a 70 arrett-Jackson’s 2012 Palm Beach sale saw a solid crowd of bidders and spectators — all the more impres- 1955 Chevrolet Nomad in 1- condition sold for $107k, yielding a nice profit for the seller; and an incredibly well done 1969 Buick Stage 1 clone sold for a tidy $38k, nowhere near the cost of restoration. Two “credit card” sales looked like especially good buys. A 1987 Porsche 944 with about $9,000 in recent maintenance and updates sold for $8,250, and a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL in very nice condition sold for a comfortable $8,800. In addition to the cars under the auction tents and on the block, the South Palm Beach, FL Florida Fairgrounds abound with interesting, high-quality vendors. Ford and Chevy had folks lining up for their “Ride and Drives” all day long. I really could have used another three days to Sales Totals experience it all. Statistically, 2012 sales were up, hitting $17.8m for 435 lots sold (of 437 on offer), compared with $15.8m in 2011 for 378 lots sold. The average price per vehicle was $41k, with a median sales price of $32k. According to BarrettJackson, there were more than 55,000 people in attendance. Forty-two percent of bidders were new, and 47% of vehicles sold were purchased by new bidders. All of these numbers re-confirm the continued growth seen at every Barrett-Jackson sale in recent memory. © $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL NETHERLANDS TOP 10 No. 4 #699-2010 SPYKER C8 Spyder. S/N XL9AABAG3AZ363244. Black/tan leather. 25 miles. Hand-built Dutch supercar. Nearly new and only showing some light blemishes in the paint. Reported to have original steelies. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $22,000. Previously an $18k no-sale at Mecum’s Kansas City auction in December 2011 (SCM# 195999), then sold for $23,100 at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, January 2012 (SCM# 193050). Price paid looks bull’s-eye market-correct for a shiny custom with weak details. dream. With attention to minor post-restoration blemishes, this could achieve #1 condition again. Price paid was at the low end of current market values, and the build would be impossible to duplicate for the money. Very well bought. less than 25 miles. Absolutely stunning dash and cockpit layout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $220,000. A gorgeous car with very little to fault. Slightly more used examples start around $150k, so I would consider this a fair deal given the “as new” presentation. ENGLISH #330-1947 STANDARD EIGHT convert- ible. S/N NA9607LT4. Cream & brown/brown cloth/brown cloth. Odo: 38,887 miles. Chips and scratches throughout the body. Poor door fitment. New seat upholstery. Brush-painted steering wheel. Very nice gauges, but showing some rust. Engine bay rusty and grimy. Unique, but a well-worn driver. Cond: 4-. showcased with mirrors. 100-point potential. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $71,500. As no concours awards were mentioned, the new owner will have to dust a shelf for first-place trophies to come. This may be one of the best TDs in the country, if not the best. Bought for nearly three times the $25,500 high estimate, this is what the best quality costs. Well sold. #45-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 road- SOLD AT $10,450. In my 50 years on this planet, I’ve never had the opportunity to view one of these in person. Very cool in an odd way, with a funkiness that simply begs for a driving cap and tweed jacket. I can’t imagine any harm being done at this price for a such an unusual conversation piece. #58-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N TC10034. British Racing Green/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 942 miles. First impression: museum quality. Less than 1k miles on frame-up restoration. Excellent British Racing Green paint, tan canvas top and properly fitted seat leather. Nice burl dash with jewel-like Jaeger and Smiths dials. Nonoriginal Moto-Lita wood steering wheel. Clean chassis and immaculate engine compartment with new wiring harness. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,500. This car was a purist’s BEST BUY 72 ster. S/N CA946362. Silver blue metallic/dark blue vinyl/dark blue leather. Home-made British-American hybrid. Attractive at 20 feet, less so up close. New paint over poor prep. Right door bowed out, trunk lid hits over-rider, hood won’t close. New bumpers. Newish leather seating, carpet, modern digital gauges. Lots of play in steering gear. Fitted with clean crate 302 Ford with Edelbrock manifold, 4-bbl, and headers. Knockoff alloys in place of ished to high standards. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $132,000. Kurt Tanner is well respected as a Healey marque specialist, so his restorations have a tendency to ring the auction bell with more authority than other cars, even if they are of identical quality. Other than the 100Ms, the last breed of Healeys are the big kahunas, so the number here was no surprise. Slightly well sold. Sports Car Market #3810-1951 MG TD roadster. S/N TD7545. British Racing Green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 17 miles. Correct BRG paint flawlessly applied over superior preparation. All chrome bits are jewel-like from windshield frame to hubcaps and everything between. Excellent black top, side curtains, tonneau, seats, door panels and dash. Detailed engine compartment, spotless chassis SOLD AT $22,000. This one had all the right bits, but was let down by presentation. Refitting MGA doors is a notoriously finicky endeavor, and the new owner will have fun attacking that challenge. Obtained for about $4k under low estimate, so the new owner has lots of room to fix the shortfalls and turn a profit. I suspect we’ll be seeing this one again. Well bought. #674-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8U42555G. Metallic Golden Beige/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 77,310 miles. A Kurt Tanner restoration that is aging a bit. Doors slightly out of alignment. Paint run along leading edge of the hood. Very nice brightwork that is well polished. Engine bay very nice with an obvious nut-and-bolt restoration. Wheelwells not fin- #618-1959 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDA4323647. Old English Ivory/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 37,908 miles. “Professional restoration” claimed. Good white paint. Gray fender welting lumpy and uneven. New chrome throughout. Hood won’t latch, driver’s door way out at bottom. Interior as-new with leather seats, new black carpeting, and clear gauges. Cond: 3+.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL #380.1-1969 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1R25733. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 74,340 Appears to be mostly original. Driver’s door out, back hatch out almost half an inch, which is somewhat alarming. Chrome scratched and in average condition. Interior remains in nice overall condition, with a small hole in the driver’s seat and some loose trim. Engine bay Low-quality repaint on straight aluminum body. New Jersey inspection sticker. Interior leather dry, but complete, except for kick panel found in trunk. Aluminum engine heavily pitted from salt corrosion in driver-quality compartment. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $72,600. Produced from 1972 to 1989, this model had a long run. With only 138 built in 1982, there is some exclusivity. Unfortunat ely, there are a lot of expensive man-hours ahead to make this one presentable. Price paid was just under top estimate. Well sold. #328-1994 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJNX2747RC192861. Dark green/black cloth/gray leather. Odo: 79,207 miles. Chips on door edges. Some rust spots noted. Front spoiler is worn. Headlamp covers are yellowed and cracked. Hood is very loose when raising is that of a nice Sunday driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. Claimed to be restored from the frame up, but with no mention of when. I saw this car sell at this same sale on April 9, 2009, for $38,500 (SCM# 120237). Noted as a 3+ then, the drop in price reflects the change in presentation. Market-correct price. #28.2-1975 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UF377089G. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 64,640 miles. Paint shabby with poor prep and topcoat. Ding in door. Lots of brush touch-ups noted. Chrome lightly pitted. Crack in driver’s seat. Soiled interior. Same soiled and worn. Wheels pitted. A driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,000. A driver by most observations, the sale reportedly included receipts going back to 1980, which certainly helps. The 2.8-L engine bumps the value up about $10,000. The money paid here was about right given the condition and a good future upside for these models. or lowering it. Light fading to the interior with some wear noted as well. Driver’s seat looks to be spray dyed. CARFAX reports that the car was damaged in 1998. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,200. Bidder paid plenty for an iffy Jag with a questionable past. Well sold. GERMAN #692.1-1959 PORSCHE 356A Convert- owner for the past 27 years. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,300. I’ve been noticing these little buggers moving up in the market, and this one was no exception. Just a fairly weathered driver here with plenty of needs. Very well sold. #382-1982 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante. S/N SCFCV81C9CTL15258. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 27,693 miles. ible D. S/N 86820. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 77,480 miles. Super-nice driver-level Porsche. Both doors out of alignment. Aluminum trim parts oxidizing. Some parts of the windshield frame are marred. Small dent noted on hood. Some paint blistering. Interior is of average quality. One of 1,331 built. Clean #701-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N 11102712001061. Beige/brown cloth/tan leather. Odo: 58,210 miles. 3.5-liter model. Excellent panel gaps. Previous damage noted on driver’s side with evidence of repair showing. New top. Interior after. Strong money given the overall condition. Well sold. #374.4-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412000319. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 37,665 miles. Body gaps good to excellent. Paint along hood edge is chewed up. Some small dents noted. Brush touch-ups all around the car. Dry-spray, runs, and orange peel noted in finish. Interior lightly is very nice to average, and shows some light fading and soiling. Re-covered dash. Drivergrade engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,700. The number here was light, given the overall condition. Very well bought for the more desirable 3.5-liter convertible. #381-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE convertible. S/N 11102610001707. Black/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 42,313 miles. A convertible conversion that looks to and nice overall. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $148,500. Claimed to be a matching-numbers example with a Certificate of Authenticity and less than 500 miles since restoration. Owned by the seller for over 32 years, the car exhibited a great deal of care. It wasn’t a showquality example, but it was a great car to go 74 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL have been driven hard and with total disregard. Dents, chips, and touch-ups all over. Body very wavy with filler starting to push out. Chrome pitted. Windshield looks ready to fall out. Top looks good, but the windows don’t reach into the top seal. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $15,400. The car card stated that it needed a new fuel pump, which was somewhat comical considering it needed just about everything else, too. Drive it until it gives up. Well sold. #329-1971 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1512620398. Black/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 90,299 miles. Very nice gaps. Custom metal-flake paintwork has fisheyes and blisters. Fresh interior presents well. Steering wheel looks very good. Cond: 3+. Price paid was in the lower mid-range for a fun family ride. Well bought. #23-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45A1DB025089. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 89,438 miles. Hood gap a bit wide. Very nice chrome and trim only showing some light pitting. Grille fading. Light rust forming in wheelwells. Tiny fisheyes noted in paint. Small crack in bumper. Seats a tad faded, as is carpet. Faded steering viced,” there were no books or records included. Nonetheless, the car looked appealing and well maintained. Well sold. wheel. Some wood trim lightly cracking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. A two-top 380SL in very nice driver condition. The mileage was about right, and so was the car. Unless something was amiss, this was a fantastic deal on a very clean, well-preserved Benz with nothing to really fret over. Well bought. SOLD AT $25,300. The car was decent up close, but it lacked attention to detail. The down side to custom paint like this is the notion of doing any future repairs, because matching will be impossible. Well sold. #45.1-1973 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia van. S/N 2332173422. Orange & white/orange & white vinyl. Odo: 73,467 miles. Recent bare-metal restoration with excellent paint. Driver’s door 1/4-inch out. All new rubber seals, tires, stainless steel deluxe trim. Limo-tint glass, Empi-style alloys, driving lights on front bumper. Suspension rebuilt with factory parts. Immaculate recently completed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,250. The engine-out service performed by a Porsche dealer cost a reported $8,600, so the new owner can presumably drive this car with confidence. The color was a bit of a dud, but a period color from 1987. The 944s just don’t bring much money, but this was a nice one. Sold at full retail. #46-1988 PORSCHE 911 Carrera cab- engine compartment, no leaks, dual exhaust. Interior redone in matching orange and white vinyl, new custom wood paneling, all camper equipment in excellent condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,100. This 39-year-old van looked factory-new. Early Transporters have been bringing serious money of late, and the final bidder understood value when he saw it. 76 riolet. S/N WPOEB0915JG170226. Guards Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 101,210 miles. Original paint, engine, panels, and interior. Factory gaps with no rust or crash damage found. In amazing condition and obviously loved since birth. Light stone chips on nose carefully brush-filled. Original interior looks barely used. Driver-quality undercarriage with clean and stock-appearing engine compartment. Sounds good on start-up, runs clean. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. Although the windshield placard said “recently ser- #324-1987 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WP0AB0940HN476753. Gold/black leather. Odo: 108,464 miles. All documents from new. Respray noted on driver’s side quarter panel. Rear spoiler a bit faded. Dent in driver’s front fender. Interior nicer than expected for the miles. Reported to have an engine-out service tained and honest. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,100. A staple of collector car auctions, and seemingly around every corner in Palm Beach, this was the best of several on offer. The Florida sun can be unkind to cars, but this one looked to have enjoyed a pampered life. The delighted buyer should have been cuffed and charged with Grand Theft Auto for a winning bid just over half of market value. Very well bought. #16.1-1990 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIO- LET. S/N WVWCB5157lK004005. Yellow/ black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 57,718 miles. One owner. Special-ordered to match VW brochure cover. 100% original, all maintenance parts VW-sourced. Zero rust or dings. Unblemished from top to bottom, laserstraight panels and fit, excellent glass and weather seals. Yellow and white interior appears fresh. Chassis clean. Rare factory a/c, #326-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48DXKA096168. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 83,032 miles. Nice, shiny paint over shallow panel waves. Some brush touch-ups, factory panel gaps, excellent chrome, doors still vault-like, chrome factory alloys. Good interior. Engine clean, mileage believable. Appears well main- Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL new tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,525. Despite probably millions of comparable cars on global offer elsewhere, this cabrio’s open top and presentation were magnetic, garnering more attention than surrounding cars costing ten times as much. The manager of a highline West Coast collector car emporium told me this was the one car he wanted to take home for himself. Very well sold, and worth every penny. #734-2001 MERCEDES-BENZ SL500 convertible. S/N WDBFA68FX1F200836. Red/tan leather.Odo: 122,774 miles. Lots of stone chips all over. Emblem on nose is very weathered and faded. Fisheyes noted in paintwork. Comes with both tops. Driver’s seat is wrinkled at seat bottom. A well-used driver. fiber trim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $155,000. Known as the “Chrome Car,” it was built by RENNtech Mercedes with a 6-liter V12, AMG Sport Package, and a magnificent chrome job. Loaded with Mercedes upgrades and features. The car was unwinding a tad, but was a real crowd pleaser. All proceeds benefited the Doug Mansfield Foundation Trust. Sold for charity. IRISH Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,950. My interest in this car was piqued because it was the last sell of the weekend. There are always more than a few die-hards milling around the auction block, hoping for a car to fall through the cracks at this largely no-reserve sale. Not this time—very well sold indeed. #332.1-2001 PORSCHE Boxster road- ster. S/N WP0CA29871U624645. Midnight Blue/black cloth/navy blue leather. Odo: 95,304 miles. Chips and scratches in paint. Headlamp covers are yellowed. Dents on top of engine bay hatch. Small rust spots begin- per is puckering out a tad. One dent on rear quarter panel was pounded out, but done well enough. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $61,600. I see Deloreans all the time, and almost every major venue will have at least one for sale. Almost all of them are sporting low miles, so I will call this one very well sold. Probably an unrepeatable event, at least for now. ITALIAN #317-1979 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000 ning to form. Interior is well worn. Driver’s seat bolster is cracked and worn. A well-used driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,550. You see plenty of later model imports and domestics at this sale, especially convertibles. Sold at market-correct price. #3002-2004 MERCEDES-BENZ SL600 Chrome AMG Sport convertible. S/N WDBSK76F74F066473. Chrome/gray leather. Odo: 7,728 miles. Chrome body bubbling and starting to peel in small areas, and has light scratches as well. Frosted taillights. Carbon 78 #384-1983 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing coupe. S/N SCEDT26T8DD016912. Stainless steel/black leather. Odo: 4,112 miles. Miles are original. Extensive documentation. Very nice condition overall, and has a nearnew appearance. Interior is covered in clear plastic. Car still smells new inside. Rear bum- convertible. S/N 115410006888. Red/tan cloth/tan cloth. Odo: 82,328 miles. Looks to be a hurried presentation, but clean overall. Poor paint prep evident, with some immediate gaffes showing in the work. Emblem and bumper filler parts are missing. Some chrome trim is peeling on the dash gauges. Pleasant engine bay shows use and age, but in a wellcared-for way. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,450. This one raised a red flag or two. The presentation looked rushed by evidence of the missing emblem and bumper fillers. These are probably easy parts to track down and would have allowed for a better presentation. What else hasn’t been done? Well sold. #414-1980 FERRARI 308 GTS targa coupe. S/N ZFFAA02A6A0034437. Red/black leather. Odo: 55,214 miles. Wetsanding on passenger’s door has started to go through the paint. Dent by signal light. Blackpainted trim showing cracks and chips. Rear vents in very poor condition. Taillights are faded and cracked. Driver’s seat looks to have been spray-painted black (or dyed), and is now peeling. Interior looks faded and is well worn. Little mention of recent service or maintenance. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $25,300. This car was last seen at the Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL, sale on December 8, 2011, as a no-sale at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 190127). Sold for market money given the overall condition. #380-1995 FERRARI 348 Spyder. S/N ZFFRG43A9S0099730. Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 50,061 miles. Masking issues noted all around. Deep chips and marking in body. Nicks and chips all around. Small rust spots forming under paint. Some interior pieces look to be repainted in a hurried manner. Curb rash noted on wheels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $37,400. Reported to have a clean CARFAX, which certainly helps. This 348 was obviously unloved, and had little good to point out. Looked to have been driven hard and put away wet. Stated to be up to date Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL on service, but that says very little about the car. Slightly well sold given the obvious lack of care. #381.2-1997 FERRARI F355 Spyder. S/N ZFFXR48A6V0107426. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 33,391 miles. Signs of use and age all around commensurate with miles noted. Headlamp bucket sags a bit. Small hole in soft top. Weather strip coming loose near top and side glass. Interior softening with age. Costly belt service completed 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint. Factory gaps, but driver’s door sits high. Perfect chrome, stainless, sidepipes, and glass. Upholstery and console unblemished. Engine compartment detailed and correct. Heavy-duty suspension with factory alloy knockoffs. Matching numbers, no visible faults. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. This was the only year for the L78 engine in a Corvette, and it was only installed during the last six months of 1965 production. A smart buyer took this home a bit above the low estimate for a smoking deal. Very well bought, and I think we’ll see this one on the block again soon. 3.8-L engine, but later editions featured the 135-hp 4.2-L. These are gaining value in the market, and nice examples with sound bodies do quite well at the right venues. Well sold, at least for now. AMERICAN 100 miles ago. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,800. Nice car in very good condition overall with little to fault as a driver. The notorious belt service had recently been completed, but this was sold at retail-plus. Very well sold. #413-2008 MASERATI QUATTRO- PORTE saloon. S/N ZAMFE39AX80037475. Dark blue/tan leather. Nice gaps all around. Grille bent in small spots. CARFAX shows some previous damage, which has been repaired. Interior looks nice, but locked doors impair close inspection. Very dark tinted windows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,900. I watched BEST BUY #659.1-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convertible. S/N 7A1088263. Light blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 61,176 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older restoration presents well. Body shows excellent prep and paint, gaps per factory. Excellent brightwork front to back. Very good convertible top slightly soiled from storage. Engine covers probable. Underhood clean with Six Pack. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,000. Recently purchased for $40,700 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2012 Scottsdale sale (SCM# 194006), this one definitely looked like a fluff-and-buff with fixable needs. With Price Guide estimates in mid to high five-figures, hammer bid seemed bold, but with some room to address the shortfalls without going terribly upside-down. Correctly bought, and well sold. this sale carefully. This was a very nice car and looked to have been properly repaired; however, there was no mention of how severe the damage was, or what was repaired. Claimed to have been recently inspected and serviced. Sold for a bargain price provided all was well with the repairs made. Selling it down the road may be difficult, however. JAPANESE #367.2-1975 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40193530. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 66,884 miles. Panel gaps similar to factory. Fitted with winch and spotlights. Racingstyle harness seatbelts. Fuel-can basket in rear. Very solid body with a clean chassis. Fitted with 35x12.5 off-road tires. Looks ready for action. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,800. The early production 1975 FJs were fitted with the 80 compartment as-new in correct colors, decals, and factory paper tags. Interior per factory. Excellent chrome and dash. Museum quality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $129,800. Harley Earl, designer of icons, was responsible for this top-of-the-line Buick series based on the Roadmaster chassis. For 1954, just 836 were built. Today, collectors stand in line where 1950s buyers didn’t. With an investment grade of B, bidders chased this one to approach its $135k low estimate. Exceptionally well bought. #686-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194375S111131. Rally Red/black vinyl. Odo: 8,281 miles. 396-ci 425-hp V8, #624-1977 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N U15GLY61920. Blue/white fiberglass/blue vinyl & cloth. Odo: 41,676 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Freshly restored. Windshield frame shows lots of orange peel. Fisheyes, dust and prep issues in paint. Vinyl/cloth seats #638-1970 PLYMOUTH ’CUDA AAR 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23J0B296037. Lemon Twist/black vinyl. Odo: 85,190 miles. 340-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Recent build with very good paint, but right rear quarter is wavy. Coarse, flat-black hood horribly bowed and fitted. Marginal door fit and gaps. Original interior well preserved, but reproduction seat are lumpy and poorly fitted. New carpet. Engine bay looks factory-fresh. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. Broncos have been on an upswing, especially ones finished in desirable colors. Well sold, but no harm done. The new owner was happy as a clam. © Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Kansas City Spring Auction A top-level 1947 Dodge Power Wagon, restored by a shop that has done Pebble Beach class-winners, was hotly pursued all the way to $68,900 Company Mecum Auctions Date March 29–31, 2012 Location Kansas City, MO Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moravec and Bobby McLaughlin Automotive lots sold/offered 426/607 Sales rate 70% Sales total $9,240,667 High sale 2012 Mercedes-Benz S600 sedan, sold at $140,980 Buyer’s premium 1947 Dodge Power Wagon WDX pickup Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics N ice weather arrived a little earlier than usual in Kansas City this year, putting Mecum Auctions in a good position for their annual spring auction. With the addition of Thursday, KC is now a three-day event, and 65 more cars were on offer this time around. Once everything was said and done, Mecum used 426 of their trademark yellow “SOLD” stickers — a jump of 65 cars from last year and $2.25 million more in gross sales. Regulars I talked with echoed my own comments on the abundance of high-quality consignments. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Mecum, either. Consignment Director Frank Mecum said, “The level of quality consignments continues to rise at our regional spring sale in Downtown KC, and with a 30% increase over last year, it’s certainly starting to show.” The top sale of the weekend was a current model- year Mercedes S600, sold at $141k — one wonders why the seller brought it out here. Serious buyers tend to question why these late-model luxury imports aren’t at a dealership instead, and dealers will bid them only to wholesale value. These cars also give a mixed message about the event — is it a collector car auction, or a luxury car blowout sale? Between seven BMWs, seven 82 $300 on the first $5,499, $500 from $5,500 to $9,999, 6% thereafter, included in sold prices Benzes, three Jaguars, three Porsches, two Aston Martins, a pair of Maseratis, a Bentley and a Lexus SUV hybrid — all Y2K and newer — only a handful sold. Which cars did sell? Anything equipped with big-block Chevys. Five out of the six top sales here were fitted with versions of GM’s rat motor, leading off with a 435-horse 1967 Corvette convertible that easily shattered the $100k barrier, selling for $127k. Another hot spot in the collector world right now is vintage pickups, and Mecum had some very good ones. The most jawdropping truck was a 1947 Dodge Power Wagon. Offered at no reserve and restored by a shop that has done Pebble Beach classwinners, it was hotly pursued all the way up to $69k, which was a world record for one of these no-frills workhorses. Another strong seller was a 1949 Divco milk truck that made $55k. As is the case at pretty much every Mecum auction, mixed in with the Detroit Iron were a few vintage sports cars, which add variety and can do very well. A 1976 TR6 failed to meet its $40k stated reserve but was still bid to a healthy $32k. With their regional Kansas City sale doing as well as many auction houses’ headlining events, the only question that remains is what rabbit will Mecum pull out of its hat next year? ♦ $10m $2m $4m $6m $8m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2012 2011 2010 2009

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO ENGLISH #T229-1951 MG TD roadster. S/N 8198. White/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 3,075 miles. “Ground-up restoration” 2,500 miles and many years ago. Dull paint on most upper surfaces, orange peel on side panels. Slip-on moldings along hood edges coming loose. ’51 vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 410 miles. Miles claimed actual. Original paint losing shine, with areas of light orange peel. Period accessory hard top has been repainted, as shown by light overspray and masking on window seals. Muted chrome. Minty interior with no perceivable wear; flaking dash paint. Modern battery, cables and clamps in tidy engine bay. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. The auctioneer stated as it left the block that “It takes over $40,000 to get it done.” The car recently failed to sell at $37,500 at Mecum’s January 2012 Kissimmee sale (SCM# 201310), making this high bid look a little low, but I don’t know if the seller will get his $40k. MG graphics on doors. Pitting on most chrome. Average seat upholstery work. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,490. Price paid exceeded the $10k–$14k estimate range by a good margin. Generous money for an old restoration showing its age. #S194-1969 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 convert- ible. S/N 1R7710. Light blue/dark blue vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 1,536 miles. Far more wear than expected for indicated miles since restoration in 2008. Weak prep and authentically mundane repaint shows lots of polishing scratches. Top finished to lesser standard. Uneven fading throughout mostly original interior, with typical lumpy seat padding. Re- #F86-1997 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 coupe. S/N SCCFE33C3VHF65081. White/tan leather. Odo: 20,815 miles. Well-kept original paint shows minimal nicks, some polishing scratches and one light crack near headlight. Light interior wear. Motor rebuilt in 2008 and bored 0.030 over, with rebuilt turbos, but re- GERMAN #F64-1964 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 6336862. Red/dark gray cloth/gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 87,337 miles. Extensive restoration completed in late 2011. Bare-body pan-off repaint in original color to factory standard. All-new glass, weatherstripping, and low-quality running boards. Correct, lightly foggy replate on all chrome trim. Good quality fully restored interior, albeit color-changed from original. Equipped with period-optional AM radio and front seatbelts. Wears five new radial tires plus repop hubcaps and beauty rings on the stock rims. Engine bay looks tidy and stock. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,960. This restoration was somewhere between driver-grade and showquality. Not at all badly bought. #F65-1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SEC tains stock appearance. Wears aftermarket OZ alloy wheels shod with well-used Yokohamas. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Top bid looked about right, but with receipts showing nearly this much invested, I wasn’t surprised to see it go back home. It no-saled again later in the day at a high bid of $25k. #S73.1-2008 ASTON MARTIN chromed wire wheels shod with modern Pirelli radials. Equipped with factory-optional a/c, now with modern compressor and R134a. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,350. This car reportedly scored over 99 points the first time it was judged in JCNA driver class, but today it was just a driver. The bidders knew it and did not overpay. A market-correct price. #S229-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF56177U0. White/white hard top/black VANTAGE convertible. S/N SCFBF04B08GD08117. Tempest Blue/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 5,556 miles. A like-new car in like-new condition because, well, it’s four years old and has just 5,556 miles on it. Only signs of use are light undercarriage grime, tire wear, minimal carpet soiling at base of the Boyd Coddington alloys make front end look like it sits high. Less interior wear than expected for the miles. All fuel-ups noted in log book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,500. The obvious long-term good care was apparent, and it featured the better-looking Euro bumpers, but the custom wheels did not help. This would be a cheap price if it weren’t a gray-market car. #F294-1989 PORSCHE 928 S4 coupe. pedals, and light wrinkling on the driver’s seat. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. These late-model luxury cars don’t tend to fare well mixed in with vintage iron, and the fact that Aston dealer support is two states away didn’t help. The auctioneer stated as it left the block that it would take $95k to buy it. 84 S/N WP0JB0924KS860185. Platinum/navy blue leather. Odo: 52,072 miles. Miles claimed actual; reportedly driven up from Dallas with no problems at all. Recent work includes new brakes, tires, water pump and timing belt. Well-cared-for original paint and interior. Aftermarket CD player. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,430. While they can be scary if used hard Sports Car Market Lorinser coupe. S/N WDB1260441A050647. Red/tan leather. Odo: 77,459 miles. 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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO JAPANESE #F159-1983 NISSAN 280ZX hatchback. S/N JN1HZ04SXDX572942. White/red cloth & leather. Odo: 77,456 miles. Mostly original car with mostly original paint, although some overspray noted on bottom of hood. Period aftermarket louvers on hatch. Moderate wear and put away wet, well-tended-to later S4s are pretty decent (although the air-cooled contingent will always argue the point). A bit of a strong price, but the good ones are getting harder to find. #F193-1995 BMW M3 CSL coupe. S/N WBSBF932XSEH07178. Alpine White/dark blue cloth. Odo: 39,619 miles. All original, save for maintenance items. Well-cared-for paint, with heavier wax residue along graphics. Interior mostly excellent. One of 85 U.S.spec cars out of 120 built. Aluminum doors, on the front seats, plastic faded unevenly. Aftermarket toggle switches in console. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,750. Like their earlier iterations, these also rusted out almost immediately after contact with water. Plenty paid, but understandable, considering that decent originals like this one are few and far between. AMERICAN rear spoiler, no radio or a/c. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Something of a club racer special, this was an M3 on an austerity plan. You just don’t see them anymore, even deep within the BMW club community. That said, seller will be hard-pressed to find a better offer than this. ITALIAN #S54-1998 FERRARI F355 Spyder. S/N ZFFXR48A3W0110818. Silver/navy blue cloth/navy leather. Odo: 10,029 miles. Includes all service records, manuals and tool roll. Recent 10k-mile service performed. Excellent paint. Original tires show heavier chrome. Authentically reupholstered interior, with clear plastic covers over the seats. Tidy engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,650. The 1933 and 1934 Cadillacs were some of the most definitive Art Deco designs of the era, and even a base-level example like this one has some flair with its “biplane” bumpers. One of the best buys on a Full Classic that you’ll find anywhere. #F151-1937 INTERNATIONAL D-2 pickup. S/N HD21335058. Pale yellow & black/tan vinyl. Odo: 68,850 miles. 213-ci I6, #S121-1934 CADILLAC SERIES 355D sedan. S/N 3102874. Gray/gray cloth. Odo: 43,863 miles. Frame-off restored within last decade and still presents well, despite some light use. Better-thanoriginal repaint with authentic sheen and only a few light polishing swirls. All replated BEST BUY truck. Engine shows light corrosion in recesses. No reserve, and just a fluff-and-buff away from concours-ready. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,900. When I profiled these in the August 2011 issue’s “Affordable Classic” column, I didn’t think they deserved to be there. This extremely strong sale all but kicks any “affordable” notion to the curb—along with Executive Editor Chester Allen’s chance to get one on the cheap. Leading the market. #S76-1948 DIAMOND T MODEL 201 pickup. S/N 2014314. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 78,117 miles. 236-ci I8, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Highquality authentic restoration. Nicely repainted. Appears to have one of Don Chew’s expertly crafted replacement pickup boxes. Tidy cab with expertly reupholstered seat. Fitted with optional high-speed differential, good for a 1-bbl, 4-sp. Amateur restoration in past decade, featured in April 2008 issue of Vintage Truck magazine. Generally good quality colorchange repaint (from Forest Green). Average bumper replate. Lower two trim bars repurposed to cover lower grille shell. Fitted with diamond-plate box floor, rebuilt blank tailgate and period accessory driving lights and visor. Non-stock seat and headliner done with good workmanship. Engine smokes lightly. Titled on engine number; repop body tag reads D231384. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,380. As I’ve been working on a one-ton version of this truck for longer than I care to think about, I can forgive the liberties taken here, as parts availability is spotty. Price was just a touch generous. #S147-1947 DODGE POWER WAGON Series WDX pickup. S/N 83902642. Forest Green/black vinyl. Odo: 61,278 miles. 230-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Exacting restoration performed by L’Cars of Cameron, WI. Only deviations from bone-stock are 12-volt conversion with modern alternator, discreet step bars below running boards and front lock-out hubs. Bodywork better than factory. One of the most solid door-to-cab fits I’ve ever seen on an old wear and heat cycling. Interior generally new. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $59,000. Call it realistically bid against a $65k reserve. It was purchased not that long ago for $74,800 at Barrett-Jackson’s 2011 Palm Beach sale (SCM# 177708), so no surprise that the seller kept it. 86 rip-roarin’ 62 mph. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Most recently sold for $46,640 at Mecum’s January 2012 Kissimmee sale (SCM# 200279), after selling for $35,200 at Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Barrett-Jackson’s September 2011 Las Vegas sale (SCM# 188200). The seller was looking for $50k here, which seemed outrageous to me until Lot S147, the Power Wagon, brought $68,900. I’ll still say that this should’ve gotten it bought, but with less conviction. #S125-1949 DIVCO MODEL UM milk truck. S/N DRMVB0000158446MO. White, yellow, red, & gray/black vinyl. Odo: 106 miles. Lightly used and starting to unwind a little since full restoration in 1999, at reported $100k cost. Authentically painted and handlettered to replicate a Borden’s Dairy truck. Light scuffing on painted floor; authentic rub- offspring for that roll of upholstery for his ’51 Champion convertible project. If the new buyer wants to go the resto-mod or street rod route (as that’s how we usually see these cars), perhaps he’ll think of us before discarding the fabric. #F211-1953 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N 538M28101. Light yellow/black cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 28,610 miles. 303-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Pretty decent body prep, although rocker panels are somewhat wavy. Good older repaint with weak masking in places. Newer replating on bumpers and select trim. Newer upholstery ber-strip floormats. Minimal wear on the foldup seat. Open cargo compartment with no shelves. Retains original hand throttle, shift knob and brake pedal for stand-up driving. VIN assigned by state of Missouri, although original body tag still intact, reading 57573. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,120. Easily the “cream” of the Divco crop, and well bought. The reserve was passed at a not-so-greedy $50k. #S47-1950 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER Starlight coupe. S/N 4418500. Black/multi-gray cloth. Odo: 49,730 miles. 245-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Presentable repaint but not show-quality. Dulling chrome up front, decent older replating on rear bumpers. Replacement windshield fogging at edges. Mostly original interior, some water staining on door panels, seat bottoms redone in modern automotive fuzzy cloth, but there’s a bolt of correct N.O.S. fabric included. With optional shows minimal wear. Speedo needle broken off. Optional power steering and brakes, fender skirts, and wire wheel covers. Mileage believed actual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,160. This was likely someone’s summer play toy when new. With lots of interest in it, it had no problem passing the $35k reserve. Well sold. #F92.1-1955 CHEVROLET 210 Del Ray 2-dr sedan. S/N VB55J215912. Red & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 94,926 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Rusty Salt Belt car since day one, with some kind of repair over driver’s headlight. Missing radiator, so easy to spin the fan and confirm that the motor is still loose. First owner reportedly sold the car in 1979 to her grandson, who parked it in a Wisconsin barn until recently—which explains the manure smell. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $2,700. Some barn finds really do come out of dairy barns in Wisconsin. Not quite ready to put on the scale for scrap, but there’s a long way to go before even getting it to rat-rod status. Fairly bought and sold. overdrive. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,620. A no-sale on the block at $24,750, and an auctioneer stated as it left that it would take $27k to get it done—which happened by the end of the day. It recently sold for $19,080 at Mecum’s October 2011 Dallas sale (SCM# 191115), making a tidy profit today. My assistant Dean Merrell would’ve likely traded an 88 #F156-1956 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N 3E56J001740. Turquoise/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 78,326 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Frame-off restored in recent years, some light use since. Small chip in windshield. Excellent prep and paint, great door and panel fit. Mostly new repro chrome. Generic seat reupholstery. Radio-delete plugs still in place. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO Fitted with N.O.M. 283 V8 with Edelbrock intake manifold and alternator. Good workmanship on engine swap, which looks stock at a casual glance. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,090. Sellers and buyers are finally realizing that when it comes to old trucks, less is usually more. A decent deal for all parties. #T135-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza 900 coupe. S/N 30927W147876. Silver blue/blue vinyl.Odo: 38,881 miles. 145ci H6, 2x1-bbl, auto. Indicated miles claimed actual. Newer economy-grade repaint with sloppy masking over dry-rotted vent window rubber, plus overspray on undercarriage and lower engine shrouds. OK original brightwork. Good workmanship on newer interior soft trim from Clark’s Corvair Parts. Faded and floppy orange peel. Dusty, rusty undercarriage. Light to moderate wear on the repop seats, seatbelts and carpet. With power windows and brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,220. Originally was a no-sale across the block at $38k, but a deal was soon made. Considering that ’63 droptops seem to be matching Split-Window appreciation, this would be market-correct. #F106-1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 168676Y156656. Sunfire Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 27,050 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Most recent paint job is of better quality but does not include door jambs or panel gaps. Old bumper replate, good original trim. Older engine bay detailing, new alternator, non-stock ignition Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Aside from the Z/28 stripes, this redone base-model V8 first-year Camaro looked generally stock. Bid was perhaps a couple grand under market, but not out of line. #S98-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S106817. Ermine White/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 35,257 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers-matching 435-hp 427, power steering and brakes, reportedly confirmed by original tank sticker, not displayed. No mention made of the authenticity of sidepipes. Profession ally frame-off restored a few years ago. Good body prep, even if the body charac- rear package shelf cardboard and kick panels. Newer radial tires, including spare. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,050. While Spyders and Corsas have been moving up in value, bread-andbutter Corvairs such as Monzas remain in “Affordable Classic” territory. Not a great car, not a bad car; sold on the market. #S3-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S114242. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 37,097 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored about a decade ago to driver-grade standard and still presents well. Slight seam broadcasting overall, light crack on front fender. Some light wiring, hose clamps, and Optima battery. Mostly original interior. Older radial tires. Optional power steering, brakes, top and windows, a/c, tinted glass, gauge pack center console and wire wheel covers. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Short of a 4-speed and a color such as red, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more desirable big-block Impala SS for cruising. Final offer was within range. #S88-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124377L157429. Olympic Gold/gold vinyl. Odo: 99,802 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rally stripes added during recent repaint. Older bumper replate and original trim present well. Sloppy sealing oozing out around newer replacement windshield inside. Original motor recently rebuilt. Nicely reupholstered interior. ’90s tape deck replaces stock radio; speakers cut into front kickboards. ter lines are not always crisp. Faintest interior wear. Concours-ready engine bay undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,200. The reserve seemed low to me, as it was quickly passed at $102,000—the highest-selling vintage car of the weekend. When this sold in 2008 for $94,500, we said it was low (SCM# 117934). Probably not profitable to flip it in the short term, but in a few years the new owner should do all right on it. #F254-1967 OLDSMOBILE 442 con- vertible. S/N 338677Z121282. Saffron Yellow/black vinyl/parchment vinyl. Odo: 5,696 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional power steering, brakes, windows and top. Retains its original Protect-O-Plate. Excellent prep and paint, with good panel gaps. Newer bumper replate, with mostly good original trim. No prep rattle-can engine repaint over dirt and all. Recently restored interior is mostly correct. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. It was odd to see such nice body and paint with such an unappealing engine bay detail. This re-ran on Saturday as S24.1, for a no-sale final bid of $27,500, which was a fair offer. 90 Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO #S67-1970 FORD TORINO GT fast- back. S/N 0H35C107810. Grabber Green/white vinyl. Odo: 66,007 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Deluxe Marti Report confirms restoration to original spec, save for Magnum 500 wheels shod with radials, screw-band hose clamps and modern battery. Restored a 2-bbl, 3-sp. Very recent resto in mostly stock style, except for 3½-inch suspension lift, color change, CD player and floor shift conversion from column. Better-than-factory cosmetics, all mechanicals rebuilt. Driver’s door latch doesn’t work. New interior fit slightly loose. Optional dual fuel tanks, power steering and power brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,690. While not as stock as the ’77 Bronco that I watched sell at Worldwide’s 2011 Auburn auction for $37,400 (SCM# 184442), this one showed better workmanship. It looks like we have a trend here. decade ago as a father-son project; stored for past seven years, no appreciable wear or age. Miles claimed actual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,700. One of 125 GTs with a Cobra Jet and 4-speed, since most desiring that combo just bought a Torino Cobra. A strong sale in the territory of a ’69 Z/28, big-block ’Cuda or Boss 302 money. #T37-1971 GMC K1500 Custom pickup. S/N KE134S117905. Red/saddle vinyl & nylon. Odo: 53,027 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. An older cosmetic restoration that’s seen some use. Repowered by a gen III smallblock Chevy with TPI. Light paint scuffing, replacement bed wood heavily weathered. Interior faded, repop seat upholstery shows 280 hp-rated engine, with non-stock 4-barrel induction and tube headers. New radials on original basketweave alloys. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,600. Not a particularly collectible Mustang, but worth preserving if for no other reason than to show how far they’ve come. It no-saled on the block at $7k, but the postblock price seems fair to both parties. minimal wear. Optional power steering and brakes, automatic and a/c, but compressor has been removed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,500. The cheap use-it-like-a-truck-because-it-isone side of me says the buyer overpaid, but the side that sees what’s happening in the market says it was a fair deal on both ends. This is what Editor Allen should settle for over a Power Wagon. #F229-1976 FORD BRONCO Sport SUV. S/N U15GLA58968. Blue metallic & white/white vinyl. Odo: 1 miles. 302-ci V8, #S62-1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Grand Sport coupe. S/N 1G1YY2257T5600546. Dark blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 3,465 miles. 350-ci 330-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Actual miles with all since day one. Excellent paint. Heavier tire wear and heat cycling, but still plenty of tread left. Slightly #T244.1-1978 FORD MUSTANG II King Cobra fastback. S/N 8F03F226195. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 64,522 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer repaint and replacement decals. New door and T-top seals. Sloppy seal job on new windshield. Wide hood gap. New carpets, reupholstered seats, poorly fitted dashpad, glovebox door, modern CD stereo. N.O.M. more interior wear than expected for the miles. Clean and bone-stock under the hood. Number 546 in the Grand Sport Owner’s Registry. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,160. Double the money of any other C4 sounds about right to me. The Grand Sport even gives C5s and C6s a run for their money. © July 2012 91

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. The RAF Museum Bonhams raised an amazing $65,424 for a rotted-out Mini — but the 1959 car was the oldest unrestored example left in the world Company Bonhams Date April 30, 2012 Location Hendon, U.K. Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 67/82 Sales rate 82% Sales total $2,945,116 High sale 1957 Bentley S1 Continental by H.J. Mulliner, sold at $311,922 1959 Austin Mini Se7en Deluxe 2-door sedan — $65,424 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A s the originality debate rages on in every sector of the collector car market, Bonhams raised an amazing $65,424 for a rotted-out Mini — but the 1959 car was the eighth off the Longbridge production line, three months before the model was launched, making it the fourth-oldest surviving Mini and the oldest unrestored example left in the world, with just over 30,000 miles recorded from new. Although it had gaping holes in the floors, it was completely unmolested apart from a replacement driver’s door, and went to an American collector, having been estimated to make $19k to $25k before the sale. It made more than the 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak convertible formerly owned by Keith Richards, bought and used by the Stone and family in the south of France during the making of the classic album “Exile on Main St.” — with pictures in the catalog to prove it. Perhaps residency at Villa Nellcote is what had scorched and faded the paint, but at $62k, it fetched more than double the figure Bonhams had predicted. As the expensively Spider-converted Ferrari Daytona failed to make its $360k low estimate, the high sales were a pair of Bentleys. One was a 1924 3 Litre Speed Model at a strong $266k. But for that price you got a beautifully mellowed car that had been wearing its (third) body since 1935, although like many vintage Bentleys it no longer had its original engine. A 1957 S-type Continental with 92 Buyer’s premium 15% up to $48,763, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.62) the best (H.J. Mulliner) body, originally with manual gearbox but now an automatic, made a market-correct $312k. Two Alfa Romeo Montreals, one much better than the other, sold for $31k and $29k, showing that interest in the rare model is hardening slightly, and that possibly the underbidder who missed the first paid over the odds for the second, which crossed the block much later in the sale. A very nice sixth-series Lancia Aurelia B20GT also made $75k against a lowish $40k–$49k estimate. E-types may have dropped back slightly, with a nicely restored 1965 Series 1 4.2 roadster being snapped up for $101k — less than cars in similar condition were fetching last year. Bridging the gap between Italy and England, a tidy AC 428 coupe took a realistic $126k. There has been a comparative rash of sales of this model recently, given that only 80 were built. Rolls-Royce Silver Spirits and their deriva- tives are inexpensive at the bottom end, where most are wedding fodder, but a one-owner 1988 Spirit is worth mentioning at $11k, and a 1985 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo could have been had for the same price. All this led to a sell-through rate of 82%, which is respectable in anyone’s book, and nearly equal to last year’s rate at this same location, where $2.3m was achieved. But it followed in the wake of Bonhams’ 100% sale near Oxford the month before. Unsurprisingly, the company has added another Oxford date, on June 16, to coincide with the Banbury Pioneer Run weekend, and all eyes will be watching to see if lightning will strike twice. © Sales Totals $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. ENGLISH #320-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Speed Model tourer. S/N 840. Eng. # 744. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 9,978 miles. Nicely mellowing car that’s worn this body since 1935, so almost original—although motor is from a different car, per standard Bentley practice. Body TOP 10 No. 3 were quite sophisticated for their time, with small 6-cylinder motor, dynamotor and preselector gearbox. From same ownership as lot 342, the other Talbot, and sold where expected (lesser saloons are around the $30k mark). straight, paint flaking slightly at edges. Decent dash and instruments. Radiator shell glows beautifully, motor tidy but not buffed up. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $266,409. Sold about where expected and slightly over market for an average 3 Litre (though there’s really no such thing, as they are all different). Correctly bought and sold, I’d say. #314-1929 AUSTIN SEVEN “Chummy” tourer. S/N C119007. Eng. # M119508. Maroon/. RHD. Odo: 112 miles. Restored and retrimmed, still holding up well after three years. Excellent grille shell and headlight chrome, straight and sharp body, top in good order. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,954. Running post-Vintage cars or almost-running Vintage #319-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II limousine. S/N 167XJ. Eng. # FC75. Cream & brown/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 73,567 miles. Straight, clean and tidy, but has cracks in bottoms of screen pillars. Doors a bit fluttery (although fit is good), per coachbuilder Harrison’s “British Flexible” design. Good plating, chrome and lights. Now has Tim Payne overdrive, full-flow oil filter and stain- Phantom. On the money for a decent 20/25, even though it looks larger and more expensive than it really is. #342-1935 TALBOT BA105 roadster. S/N 38822. Eng. # BA724. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 707 miles. Straight and shiny with excellent paint and chrome, from same fastidious ownership as Lot 341. Older red leather has good patina. Extra water gauge under dash, so original presumably doesn’t work. Later K&N cotton air filter fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $108,027. Originally supplied to Australia, imported back to the U.K. in 2004 and aquired by this owner in 2006. Well bought today. #312-1948 BENTLEY MK VI Special roadster. S/N B264CF. Maroon/black leather. RHD. Odo: 69,847 miles. Rebodied from an original saloon, with unusually good proportions for a Mk VI Special. Still in excellent order following 2007 restoration, with good paint and chrome. Seat leather unworn and simple flat timber dash in excellent order. It less exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $72,901. Was in Alabama in the 1960s, then back to the U.K. in 1996. We said the seller bought it “cheaply” in 2001 for $31,619 at Bonhams’ annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts sale (taken over by H&H this year) (SCM# 22653), and about a decade later, he doubled his money. #359-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP cabriolet saloon. S/N GRW52. Eng. # E2H. Green & black/black leather/green leather. RHD. Odo: 80,403 miles. Straight, shiny, good paint and chrome. Nice trim and lights. Painted wires with painted Ace discs. Newish leather in good order, excellent dash and in- specials (pre-1931) start at around $8k. The Chummy is an endearing favorite, and I expected this one to perhaps bring a little more, especially in this condition—or maybe that’s what counted against it, being almost too shiny. Well bought. There aren’t many Vintage cars out there for under $15k. #341-1929 TALBOT 14/45 Doctor’s Coupe. S/N AG266777. Eng. # 5650. Maroon/black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 40,866 miles. Roesch-designed British Talbot. Very straight and very shiny, looking as good as it did fresh out of restoration 10 years ago, with a beautifully buffed radiator shell. Engine rebuilt by marque specialist Ian Polson. Now with SU carburetor instead of original five-jet Smiths. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,601. These 94 also aquired a second door, wind deflectors and an electric fan. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,555. Originally converted by Halse Engineering in the early ’70s. This has been in the U.S. and returned home at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale in September 2009, selling for $52,238, which we called “well sold” (SCM# 142682), but the seller still made a profit today. #311-1954 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 roadster. S/N BN1154432. Black/black vinyl. struments. Motor very tidy, rebuilt 600 miles ago in 2001 and still with original Bakelite coils. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $80,378. Allweather Tickford style is rather a big body for a 20/25, almost having the appearance of a Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. RHD. Odo: 26,538 miles. U.K.-market RHD car. Body fit pretty good, chassis rails straight. 1992 repaint now showing good patina, with a few cracks, blisters and swirl marks. Likely original chrome lightly microblistered. Inside, Rexine seats are holding up well, dash good with a couple of extra instruments. Motor tidy and original but not shiny and concours. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,058. Very appealing and usable. Although U.S. buyers (as I understand it) prefer immaculate cars, this was beautifully lived-in—and will look just right on the owner who enjoys a well-battered leather jacket with an oily rag in the pocket and will nonchalantly abandon it under a tree (as is the English wont) while attending Goodwood or Prescott. Just the right money for those seeking that certain appeal. Delightful. #370-1954 BRISTOL 403 2-dr sedan. S/N 4031542. Eng. # 100A3246. Metallic blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,686 miles. Bare-metal repaint, engine rebuild and much more between 2006 and 2010. Straight body, good door fit, even paint, good dash. Worn and #330-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 roadster. S/N BN6L3516. Eng. # 26DUH70390. Blue & white/navy blue leather. Odo: 151 miles. Nicely restored and not converted to RHD. Chassis straight, body fit good, paint nice, rechrome pretty good with a few polish marks evident. New leather. Concours engine bay. Rewired. On correct steels, but set of wires available on a separate deal. Mileage is since restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,966. Originally supplied to San Francisco, back to the U.K. in 1990. A very nice resto, very well sold. #307-1959 AUSTIN MINI Se7en Deluxe 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S7108. Eng. # 8AUH908. Gray/gray & red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 30,042 miles. The eighth production Mini off the Longbridge line, built three months before the model was launched, and that makes it the fourth-oldest known surviving Mini. Very early push-button starter car, with massive needs. Gaping holes in floor, but sits right on tall crossplies. Complete, and almost com- faded leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,162. These manage so much on comparitively little, being light of weight and aerodynamically efficient. This sought-after saloon had no issues, and sold on the money in a gently rising market. #337-1957 BENTLEY S1 Continental coupe. S/N BC79BG. Eng. # BC78B. Dark green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 53,022 miles. Straight and tidy, good panel fit and no ripples when sighted down the sides. Chrome good with light staining and polishing marks. Last painted around 20 years ago, interior was redone in 1997; TOP 10 No. 2 pletely original, save for replacement driver’s door. Original and hard-to-come-by interior nearly all there and would likely clean up and come back. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $65,424. Owned by motoring journalist Richard Bremner and sold to an American collector. Athough it was estimated at only $19k–$25k, and I predicted it would do $50k, it did even better. Someone was always going to pay big money for this. beige leather going slightly baggy on driver’s side, dash veneer excellent. Originally a manual, now automatic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $311,922. Originally supplied to Switzerland in RHD, back into the U.K. in 1967, last change of ownership in 1996. The best body style for a Continental, and sold on the money. 96 #328-1961 DAIMLER SP250 roadster. S/N 100224. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Restored, but with the air of a rush-job; thick paint, cracked windshield. Engine bay very clean and tidy, looks just put back together. The important and heavy stuff had been done, and it was all sound, meaning it shouldn’t be a body-off job to improve — or use as a driver as-is. The fiberglass on these is very thick and strong, so if it isn’t cracked, it’s probably not Sports Car Market original. Clean and tidy underhood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $100,745. E-types have dropped back a bit since their 50th anniversary last year, and while this would have looked like a good deal 12 months ago, now it just looks right for a #2 condition car. #331-1969 AC 428 coupe. S/N CF46. Maroon/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 40,239 miles. Earls Court Show car. Straight, clean and tidy following older restoration. Floors and rockers solid. Leather and rest of interior good. Appears rot-free. According to history, mileage shown could well be genuine. Cond: going to. A nice touch, there’s a hardtop shell with the car, although it needs glazing, trimming and some sort of fixings. A couple of specialists in England can help. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,516. These have been hardening over the past two years, with the very best cars climbing from a hopeful $30k to around $60k. This wasn’t one of those, but the fundamentals were encouragingly sound. Given the difference in price between this and an immaculate car, I’d say the new owner can decide what level to bring it up to, without showing much or any downside. Extrapolating from that...about correctly bought for condition. #362-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E1109. Eng. # 7E25409. Opalescent Silver Gray/blue fabric/black leather. RHD. Odo: 31,533 miles. Restored 1995–99 in original color or close to it. Floors and rockers OK. Good in door shuts, chrome good. Black leather well creased and likely

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. 2. SOLD AT $126,232. In storage at AC Cars 1972–85, then in Scotland, sold by Sotheby’s in London for $40,000 in 1993 (SCM# 19961), then in Germany from 2004 until last sold in 2008. Suddenly it’s become all the rage to sell these, and here the price shows a lean toward recovery. The very best cars will go over $160k. #339-1970 JAGUAR XKE Series II con- vertible. S/N 1R132576. Green/green vinyl/green leather. Canadian export model still strangled by twin Strombergs, running on a tall diff from an XJS. Fair condition for the year. New floors and repaint around a decade ago from Willow Green, although this could will likely hold its value. Bought by the previous vendor in 2008, and a fair deal here. #327-1988 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT sedan. S/N SCAZS00A1KCH25693. Eng. # 66114L410T1. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 58,756 miles. One owner from new, and with a letter from the chauffeur to prove it. Clean and tidy; good, even paint with a couple of touched-in stone chips, rear arches OK. Leather slighly worn, and piping has gone as viewed,” but unclear how much else comes with it. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,412. Imported from Indonesia, offered at no reserve and sold slightly low. Pristine Sambas are huge money on both sides of the Atlantic, but this wasn’t one. If the buyer can finish most if it himself, and nothing needs redoing, he’s probably got a little upside. be the original hue, now with a couple of bubbles in paint and chrome. Leather retrimmed in 2007 and still looking good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,797. Fairly bought for an honest driver with ugly side marker lights. Purists like the look of the Series I, but the later cars are easier to live with. You won’t get a usable roadster much cheaper. #326-1970 JENSEN FF Mk II coupe. S/N 127122. Metallic blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 6,038 miles. Still sharp following restoration a decade ago. Most chrome redone, but bumpers lightly microblistered—should polish out. Noted that speedo was changed with odo #323-1979 PORSCHE 928 coupe. S/N 9289201892. Black/black leather. Odo: 147,000 miles. U.S.-market car restored in U.K. in 2001. New paint, refurbished alloys. Appears to have no rot. Rebuilt motor looks tidy and unmolested, now European-spec and through on driver’s seat. No leaks underneath, including steering rack. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,216. We don’t normally include these, but this was an honest motor, and just goes to show what you can smoke around in for little money if you look hard enough. Market value, but felt like a great deal. GERMAN #369-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 lim- ousine. S/N 10001222000098. Dark brown/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 71,079 miles. Body is straight and tidy following restoration in Malaysia in 1990s. But it’s sitting on the bump stops with the air bags deflated. Left taillight is missing, along with a rear reading 75,679 about 700 miles ago. Newish leather, rear belts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,555. Few of these are on the market, but they’re usually cheaper than an Interceptor, despite (or because of) their complexity. I’d call this well sold. #321-1971 MORRIS MINOR 1000 sedan. S/N MAS5D1277689M. Almond Green/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 46,318 miles. Older restoration, recently painted again, straight and tidy, with rare sliding steel sunroof. Mileage may be genuine. Good green vinyl interior, now with seat belts front and rear, and there’s an alternator too. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,047. A very usable old thing that 98 wheel trim, and some of the interior needs putting back together. A sale room notice explained that the vendor had not been able to get it running, so it was being sold for spares or repair. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,496. Compared with the prices for restoration-project Pullmans, this looked very cheap. It deserved more, but that’s just not realistic. Sports Car Market with rare 5-speed. Perforated black leather is in good order, just taking on some character. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,720. Last offered but not sold at a $7,500 high bid at Coys’ 2012 Birmingham sale in January (SCM# 192784). Something strange here with the front ride height. This time was offered at a more realistic reserve and sold at full retail. ITALIAN #375-1957 LANCIA AURELIA B20GT coupe. S/N B204008. Blue/gray cloth. RHD. Odo: 48,248 miles. Sixth-series car, so #371-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER walk-through minibus. S/N 236107525. Black & red RHD. Incomplete restoration project, but what’s there is good: rot-free and painted rolling shell; engine out and dismantled. Sold “strictly

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Bonhams Hendon, U.K. equipped with de Dion rather than semi-trailing rear, and bigger motor than the 2-liter originals. Restored but unclear when or by whom, although said to have only been driven once since. Straight and sharp, decent chrome but ripply front bumper. Good cloth interior, with Nardi floor-mounted gear change. Will need sorting after long storage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,770. I’d say this sold right, although it needs a once-over before returning to the road. It was in very good order, and was the right model with the floor change; a very sought-after car. #376-1973 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1426780. Red/red leather. LHD. As the registration implied, a bit “Ruf” compared to Lot 309, the other Montreal in the sale. Has a flew blemishes in paint and chrome, some evidence of sub-surface rust #309-1975 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1440227. Eng. # AR10564. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 49,158 miles. Older windows-out respray looks good with a few tiny cracks. All front trim undamaged and in place. Front left jacking point rusted out. Interior slightly tatty with seats coming apart. bay. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,516. This did slightly better than expected, but no surprise really for an early Swedish- rather than Jensen-built car, as clean and sharp as this. AMERICAN #350-1942 WILLYS MB jeep. S/N 453798. Eng. # 660051. Olive drab/green canvas/green canvas. Odo: 88,375 miles. Straight and in good order; no ID plates on dash, but most likely all Willys. Chassis frame certainly is, but by mid-1942, bodies were no longer stamped with the maker’s name in the rear panel. Seat and top canvas in good order. Alloys dull but not too badly chewed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,843. Better than Lot 376, the other Montreal in the sale (apart from that jacking point, which should be a relatively easy repair), and sold about on the money. Prices are hardening slightly across Europe, but that’s not going to help this right-hander. #363-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA and some trim missing from the front. Doors locked, unable to note mileage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,505. This sold for almost as much as the much better car earlier in the sale. Slightly overpriced for condition, and I’ll chalk it up to a determined bidder. #349-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 16643. Gunmetal/blue fabric/turquoise & black leather. RHD. Odo: 41,865 miles. Chopped from a coupe in late ’90s by Mototechnique for the then-chairman of Graypaul Motors—excellent workmanship, new repaint. New leather and carpets. Motor refinished recently, recent stainless exhausts. Rolls on Borranis. With a/c from new and now coupe. S/N ZFFAA17C000087983. Eng. # 25409. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 20,895 miles. Cam belts done in past two years/1,000 miles. No scuffs or scrapes on the exterior, but Various accessories come with it, including Willys maintenance manual. New black battery; flashing indicators fitted. Bought in Cyprus in 1985 and brought to the U.K., but not run since 2006. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,627. This sold at high end of market, suggesting it’s what it says it is, although the chassis number looked to date from 1945. If all Willys, correctly or even slightly well bought. floor mats and soundproofing are up on the driver’s side. Driver’s seat lightly worn. Motor is grubby. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $54,208. These may be finally hardening slightly, if this price is any indication. Full service history and only two owners no doubt helped, though. SWEDISH #308-1966 VOLVO 1800S coupe. S/N 16846. Eng. # 431. Pale blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 79,460 miles. Straight and clean, restored 2007–08. Excellent paint, chrome redone and all good. Front seats retrimmed in leather, which is unworn, rest of vinyl good. Moto-Lita wheel fitted, but original comes with car. Well detailed, near-concours engine power steering, plus slightly softer springs “which transform the car.” History suggests mileage is likely genuine. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $276,325. There’s no upside in taking a can-opener to one of these. This owner (since 2011) paid for the new interior and paint, so he’s probably holding out hoping to get some more of his money back, as chops are usually reckoned to be worth about half the price of the real thing, currently around $1m. 100 belts fitted. Engine rebuilt in 2008. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,685. The celeb ownership is water-tight: This was owned by Richards and used while the Rolling Stones were making their classic “Exile on Main St.” while in the south of France in 1971, with pictures in the catalog to prove it. Perhaps helped by the recent publication of Richards’ biography, it sold for almost twice what was expected. © Sports Car Market #344-1950 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN Silver Streak convertible. S/N P8TH83630. Metallic blue/white vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 70,744 miles. 268-ci I8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Ex Keith Richards. Body straight, door fit good, paint and chrome microblistered and dulled, but has presence. One ding in front bumper. Dash and instruments all good, now with seat

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Branson Branson, MO The Branson Auction Damage from the Leap Day tornado nearly canceled the event, but Branson came through with $2.9m in sales Company The Branson Auction Date April 21–22, 2012 Location Branson, MO Auctioneers Tom “Spanky” Assiter, Andrew Assiter and John Nichols Automotive lots sold/offered 103/192 Sales rate 54% Sales total $2,856,570 High sale 1939 Delahaye 135M roadster, sold at $205,200 Buyer’s premium 8%, included in sold prices 1939 Delahaye 135M roadster — $205,200 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics T he 32nd annual Spring Branson sale will be remembered as the auction that followed the Leap Day tornado of 2012. Among the sites damaged by the tornado was the host hotel that adjoins the Branson Civic Center, where the auction takes place. But while the hotel was closed for repairs, the Convention Center itself was largely spared, and everything was ready to go when auction day arrived. There were a few weeks of uncertainty in the wake Branson, MO together after the last car crossed the block at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, bumping the overall sales rate up by 4%. The top seller of the weekend was also one of the lesser-condition vehicles on site, although this wasn’t your typical drag-it-out-of-the-barn special. It was a 1939 Delahaye with custom coachwork by Henri Chapron, and it sold for $205k, barely beating out a nicely restored 1931 Cadillac Series 370 A, which garnered $197k. Other Full Classics that sold included two Springfield-built Brewster-bodied Rolls-Royce Phantoms: a 1927 convertible sedan and a 1929 Club Sedan, fetching $162k and $97k, respectively. Successful local entertainer Shoji Tabuchi sold a number of of the storm, but Jim Cox and his staff soon got the word out that the event was a go. And while there were 81 fewer cars than last spring, the quality and variety were excellent and vast, as is typical for the sale. Although fewer cars sold, the sales rate initially looked identical to last autumn, at almost 50-50. Two significant things differed, however. First, a greater number of the headline cars sold — indeed, most found new homes — and second, the post-block sales activity was much more productive. Fourteen deals came 102 vehicles from his collection. All but a handful of the nearly dozen cars he offered found new owners. Leading the pack was his 1965 Jaguar XKE at $81k. Unusual consignments that successfully changed hands included a 1958 AC Aceca, sold for $90k, and a 1934 Hudson Indy Racer sold for $108k. By October 12 and 13, the town of Branson should be all but recovered from the effects of the Leap Day tornado, ready to accept all comers for another fall Branson Auction. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

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Branson Branson, MO ENGLISH BEST BUY #559-1955 TRIUMPH TR2 roadster. S/N TS4673LO. British Racing Green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 799 miles. Newer frame-off restoration. Updates include TR3 front discs and suspension with urethane bushings; motor rebuilt to 2.2 liters. Better paint than original. New repro but dingy untouched undercarriage. Excellent repaint and interior restoration, though maroon hue probably not stock. Most brightwork has been replated. Stock AM radio with 1970s Motorola FM radio converter under dash. With optional power window lifts. Typo on MO title; corrected title guaranteed to new owner. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Not a bad car, but not the “full restoration” it was claimed to be. Market-correct bid for what it is. #573-1965 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E10654. Red/tan cloth/black leather. Odo: 53,703 miles. 250 miles since newer restoration. Bodywork, paint, and chrome done to original build quality. Slightly cloudy headlight covers. Engine bay nearly concours. Fully restored interior soft trim, expertly fitted top with original tonneau cover and yellowed door window panels. New woolen carpet and expertly upholstered seating. Concours-ready engine bay, save for modern battery. With optional overdrive and chrome wires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. A rather well-sorted TR2, clean enough to show, but with good mods for fun on the track. If those were your goals for an early TR, this was bought well. #566-1958 AC ACECA coupe. S/N AEX675. Red metallic/gray leather. Odo: 73,507 miles. Recent extensive restoration. Body not removed, as there was no galvanic corrosion between steel frame and aluminum bodywork. Some repair made to wooden door hinge frames. Top-notch interior reupholstery work. Updated with a 1961 Sunbeam radiator, modern electric fan, aluminum overflow tank, imported in 1973, so titling may be sticky, depending on which state it goes to. A Midwest dealer picked it up for a price that will pencil out if there are no registration issues. FRENCH and showing minimal wear. Tape deck in dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,000. This was the highlight of the offerings from longtime Branson showman Shoji Tabuchi, who bought it here in 2004 and had dealt with several cosmetic issues since (SCM# 33557). Quality car, market-correct price. #270-1967 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Mk II convertible. S/N FC77229L. White/white hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 75,232 miles. S/N tag fastened with pop rivets after being removed for bare-body repaint. Mostly new trim and replated bumpers. No soft top. After- #571-1939 DELAHAYE 135M roadster. S/N 48700. Green metallic/tan cloth/dark green leather. RHD. Odo: 23,900 km. Recently extracted from long-term storage. Ancient repaint is peeling or cracking on most panels, dark green or black original paint visible underneath. Missing grille badge but still has original engraved gas cap. Has “Competition” emblem on trunk lid, but TOP 10 No.7 seller is uncertain if it has the competition cam. Most glass yellowing at edges. No splits in the re-dyed original leather, but plenty of wrinkling and soiling. Does run, but will need work. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $205,200. The barn-find Delahaye that sold at Worldwide’s Auburn auction in September 2011 for $247,500 (SCM# 184448) must have prompted the seller to dig out this one. The mechanical needs didn’t deter bidders from making this the top sale of the weekend. jet-coated exhaust and modern lines and fittings. Motor otherwise stock. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $90,000. It’s hard to believe that in 1958 you’d still find structural wood in an automotive body. This was done up more as a track car than a true restoration, but that didn’t hurt it too badly. Bid to $82k on the block and initially a no-sale, but a deal was soon worked out. #551-1959 BENTLEY S1 sedan. S/N B497LFD. Gray & strawberry red metallic/red leather. Odo: 92,393 miles. Mostly restored, market headlight lens trim and tape deck. Good workmanship on repro interior, except for loose underdash material. With overdrive. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,530. A rather welldone example and a good buy overall, with room left to shop for soft-top materials. #235-1973 AUSTIN MINI Cooper rep- lica 2-dr sedan. S/N XA2SIN1021441A. Red metallic & white/black cloth sunroof/black vinyl. Odo: 1,257 miles. Recently refurbished and modified. Good repaint with new VIN tags pop-riveted on (with two different sets of numbers). Newer chrome plating. Fitted with 50-series 13-inch Panasports and aftermarket fender flares and Euro-spec rear lamp. Looks like a modern car under the hood: modern brake booster, alternator, engine control module and airbag control module. Airbag steering wheel. Newer seats and carpeting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,472. Someone did a ton of work to essentially build a new original Mini. Or this was a newer car with older VIN tags affixed. Thing is, exactly none were formally 104 #575-1947 DELAGE D6 70 convertible. S/N 880123. White/navy blue cloth/navy blue leather. RHD. Odo: 83,089 km. Last tidied up almost 40 years ago; repaint is at least that old, with cracking at wheelwell edges. Chrome in need of replate, bumpers presentable. Older reupholstered seats OK; door panels and dash- pad will need to be re-dyed or re-covered. Does run out acceptably. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1976, when it was driven round-trip from Ohio. A no-sale across the block at $45k; continued post-block negotiations brought it to a high offer of $110k, which seemed fair but was still apparently not enough. Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO GERMAN #221-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 250S sedan. S/N 10801212005027. Gray beige/green MB-Tex. Odo: 45,910 miles. Sold new in California with power steering and dealer-installed a/c, confirmed by original window sticker, sales invoice, and literally every paper for the life of the car—every single gas receipt, even. Older light repaint on upper panels, otherwise generally original. If the seats and door panels are original, then to fetch $175 for the complete one that I listed on eBay last year, and good used ones will fetch $300–$500—but it no doubt helped. Would be a decent sale at the high bid. #534-1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN MB-Tex can survive the nuclear holocaust. Door sill rubber cracked and flaking; door frame wood delaminating. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,936. Original owner moved back to Missouri for retirement and willed the car to her local mechanic, who sold it to the consigning dealer here. The reserve was off at $9,200, so this would seem well sold, but call it fair, considering the history. #592-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 lim- ousine. S/N 10001212001196. Dark brown & black/tan leather. Odo: 88,120 miles. Unusual U.S.-spec car. Older presentable repaint, piecemeal older chrome. Typical bank-vault door and panel fit. Mismatched glovebox door wood. Wood door frames slightly faded. Heavy wear on door panel and arm rest. Kenwood tape deck in stock location, with speakers cut into rear armrest panels. With optional a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,200. The details didn’t hold up to intense scrutiny, but this Ghia still had plenty of eyeball, and the excellent door fit confirmed things were solid underneath. Sold slightly high, but not earth-shattering. Slightly musty smell. Tidy under the hood, with evidence of recently serviced compressor and fittings—suspension seems stable. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $43,200. Gray-market 600s abound, but this was a true U.S. car. It was actually the (relatively) short-wheelbase sedan, not the divider-window “Pullman” limo. Even if they have maintenance records to back the car up, price paid was a bit spendy. #514-1969 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER Campmobile minibus. S/N 239077905. Off-white/white camper top/off-white vinyl. Odo: 55,763 miles. California black plates suggest it was a solid rig when restored recently. Paint quality no worse than factory. Camper window aluminum is extremely dull. Most other trim is original white, resprayed well. Aftermarket front and rear bumper guards. Good-condition original canvas. Excellent original interior seat vinyl; modern linoleum floor. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,440. The optional tent is not as rare as claimed by the seller—I was only able 106 #513-1972 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1522138455. Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 20,188 miles. Miles claimed actual. Well kept original paint and trim, excellent door fit, slight top weathering. Original carpet, door panels, and worn seats. Old—possibly original—bias-ply tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,556. Compared to what was coming out of Japan at this time—let GHIA convertible. S/N 1402572111. Mustard yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 36,337 miles. Superb body prep and repaint; replated chrome; perhaps the best door fit I’ve seen on a KG. Top is either original or a fading replacement. Repro rug and seats. ’80s core. Well-cared-for original interior, with light soiling and patina. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,530. The 1.7 was the bottom of the heap in ’73, first year for the optional 2.0-liter. Fourbanger 914s all seem to hang closer to their kindred Vee-Dub Beetles for pricing, as confirmed by this very correct sale. #533-1983 PORSCHE 911SC cabriolet. S/N WP0EA0911DS170568. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 183,124 miles. “New paint” has many polishing swirls, thick masking lines and occasional overspray. Fitted with Euro-spec headlight lenses. Top has several seam splits. Crusty engine bay and undercarriage. Factory a/c has been crudely gutted, with partial refrigerant lines still visible. #621-1973 PORSCHE 914 1.7 roadster. S/N 4732911405. Kelly Green/black fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 56,489 miles. Two owners, miles claimed actual. Good older repaint. Repop wheel covers without emblems. Corners of window and roof panel seals are torn, with latter showing its corrugated steel Aftermarket CD stereo, steering wheel and shift knob. Replacement seat upholstery. Did not cross the auction block at the allotted time, due to a battery or charging issue, but was offered later in the day. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,800. Usually we say that a 1980s 911SC is a good, relatively economical and mechanically stable way into a 911, but this had all the signs of a financial black hole. Well sold, above the $8k pre-sale estimate. ITALIAN #556-1959 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA alone the U.S.—Vee-Dubs were actually one of the best quality vehicles on the market. Beetles were solidly built and generally screwed together well, even if they were not as thrifty on fuel as those with faded memories from the past will otherwise tell you. Then again, compared to 12 mpg from a full-sized anything, 24 mpg was a godsend. Bought well, even if a tick above the market. Spider. S/N 149506435. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 40,803 miles. Older average-quality repaint on exterior only, with lazy masking on door tops. Older bumper replate, rest of brightwork original and lightly pitted. Slightly sagging doors, but fit still decent. Original carpeting, with bald spots. May have original top, with heavier rear window yellowing. Stock appearing and generally clean under the hood. Seems to run out well, but leaves a small trail of antifreeze. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,120. I rather liked this car, as you could Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO #580-1920 STUTZ MODEL H tourer. S/N 20726. Red & black/black cloth/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,714 miles. Older restoration still generally presentable, but not a show car. Repainted to moderate standard. Reupholstery fix it yourself, then take it out on your favorite road and enjoy it as intended without worrying over the cosmetics. The bidders liked it, too—well sold. #563-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A9J0078854. Black/black leather. Odo: 23,407 miles. Miles claimed actual, although heavier undercarriage wear than expected. Original paint shows light polishing scratches. Italian flag motif on engine cover panel. Interior shows just light ern fuzzy cloth seat and door panel upholstery. Newer refinishing of the wood steering wheel rim and windshield header. Cracks in both rear quarter-windows. Modern FRAM air filter rigged onto the carb. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,880. For those of us who remember comedian Jack Benny, it was a running gag for decades that the tightwad still had his old Maxwell—even into the 1950s, the brand was still recent enough for a pop-culture reference. This example would likely have been cheap enough for him today if he were still around. work leans towards homemade. Tidy under the hood. Starts and runs out well. Fitted with Houck painted wire wheels and period-correct spotlight and MotoMeter. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. While one might’ve expected better presentation, at least you wouldn’t be too worried about touring with it. High bid seemed reasonable for the quality and condition. #572-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER wear from careful use. Serviced within last 200 miles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $64,800. Reportedly purchased at Barrett-Jackson for $175k, but I was unable to confirm. If so, the seller took quite a haircut. Reserve was off at $49,500. Market-correct final price. AMERICAN #523-1916 APPERSON 6-27 Jackrabbit “Chummy” runabout. S/N Eng. # L27799. Red & black/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 16,351 miles. Multi-decade-old restoration; repaint flaking off passenger’s door, but generally presentable on other panels and wood wheels. Various solder fixes on radiator over the years, but it’s not like you can go to GHOST Oxford 4-dr touring. S/N 95MG. Brewster Green & black/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 34,799 miles. Older restoration, recently serviced and detailed. Decent quality repaint. Period aftermarket front bumper has a newer replate. Modest seat and inner panel patina. Turn signals in the cowl lamps, with modern flashing unit dangling beneath #562-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Newmarket 4-dr convertible sedan. S/N S359FM. Cream/tan cloth/cream leather. Odo: 82,403 miles. Concours-quality older restoration. Paint and chrome starting to lose some brilliance, but still present well. Tidy engine compartment. Fully restored interior. Warranty disclosure form shows a VIN of 259FM20597. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $162,000. This made for an interesting comparison with lot 569, the equal-condition ’29 Avon Club Sedan. As we say, “the price goes up if the top goes down,” this besting the other by nearly double. Reserve came off at $140k. #569-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM dash. A four-owner car from new, the second being Barney Pollard of Detroit, famous within early collecting circles. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. High bid wasn’t all that far from the $200k reserve, but I can see why the seller would hold his ground. This would make a better touring car than concours lawn ornament. #527-1923 MAXWELL 25 opera coupe. S/N 441639. Green & black/black leatherette/green cloth. Odo: 99 miles. Competed in the first Great Race in 1983, with participant’s badge still on radiator. Circa1965 restoration, with paint likely done around the time of the race still presentable. Outdoor plastic carpet tacked to the floorboards, mod- NAPA for a replacement. No tears in older re-covered seats. One of 1,817 reportedly built in the Kokomo, IN, automaker’s most prolific year. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,000. Consigned by direct descendants of the founding Apperson brothers; I’d have preferred not to see this car at auction, but rather passed on to future generations. Not a car for everyone, but if you appreciate and can keep alive a nearly century-old piece of historic technology, well bought. 108 I Avon 4-dr Club Sedan. S/N S261KR. French Blue & black/black leatherette/cream leather. Odo: 72,557 miles. Sold new in Chicago in 1929; restored a few years back to original spec by long-term owner and Springfield R-R Club member. Paint and chrome no longer brilliant but still present well. Interior fully restored. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $97,200. Refined yet sporty, and proof that 4-door sedans can be appealing. Though starting to slip from being a concours showboat to touring car, this was still a decent buy. #565-1931 AUBURN 8-98 rumbleseat roadster. S/N 898A11832F. Two-tone tan/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 65,333 miles. Pleasing repaint and replate of exterior trim, with a few years on it. Newer engine repaint, but missing an air cleaner. Reupholstered seat and door panels, with light wrinkling and wear. Fitted with dual sidemounts, cowl lamps, trunk rack but no trunk, and a turning Trippe light. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $108,000. Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO for Ford workmanship. Heavier water staining on rear seat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. Not as original as one would have you believe, but as a period “this just feels right” car, this was bought fairly well. Described on the window card as “the most owner friendly” of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg family. While all three used Lycoming-sourced engines, most of the other Auburn bits came right off suppliers shelves— more like a Nash or REO than a Duesenberg. Reserve was off at $92k. Well sold. #577-1937 CORD 812 Westchester sedan. S/N 1471A. Ganges Green/dark green cloth. Odo: 67 miles. Restored over the course of almost 20 years with parts from Glenn Pray. Completed in 1983, used and showed sparingly, then parked until recently. CCCA National First Prize Winner tag #992 on cowl. Authentic repaint looks far better than its three-plus decades age, although door and SOLD AT $15,444. When the interest in “geek cars” took hold about a decade ago, these rode the crest of that wave. Interest has softened somewhat, but this was a fair price for all involved. Previously a $10k no-sale at Mecum’s October 2011 Dallas sale (SCM# 190996), the seller’s patience was rewarded today. #220-1955 NASH STATESMAN Super dashboard fixtures should not be body-colored. Slightly mellowing replated chrome looks nicely authentic. Excellent reupholstery shows only light dust. Show-ready underhood. Said to be one of two 812 Westchesters fitted with the bolt-on bustle-back trunk. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $65,100. It wouldn’t take a whole lot to spiff this up for concours duty. The rare color stands out and accents Gordon Buehrig’s timeless design quite well. A decent buy. #214-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE sedan. S/N 186350664. Lockhaven Green/beige mohair. Odo: 44,996 miles. Lower quality older repaint comes off initially as original. Buffer burn-through on right front fender. Wears dealer-accessory grille and bumper guards. All-original stainless, which is in good condition, with mostly pitted original sedan. S/N K655659. Red & white/blue, white & gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 25,928 miles. 196-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Miles claimed actual. Paint looks original but is an older repaint, confirmed by light blue undercarriage and body tag. Good original brightwork, with enough aging to match the repaint. Excellent was resealed three years ago, lightly detailed and generally original. Original interior shows soiling and wear, but no tears or seam separations. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,220. I’ll readily admit to liking original cars, blue cars and 1955–56 DeSotos. This would be great to drive to the Bloomington Gold Survivor show in June—or to just park. Bought well. #243-1971 CHEVROLET C-10 Cheyenne Super pickup. S/N original interior, removed as needed to accommodate the repaint. Noticeable chipping and light corrosion on the repainted rims. Topical engine bay cleanup. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,100. Even more so than Lot 540, the 1950, 1955s really hit their stride during the geek car craze, but have now calmed, making this look like a prudent transaction. #576-1955 STUDEBAKER PRESIDENT chrome aside from replated bumpers. Claimed to have all-original interior, but I suspect the door armrests were recovered a long time ago, and that the door panel edges are too sloppy 110 State 2-dr hard top. S/N 7157877. Red & white/red cloth & vinyl. Odo: 66,404 miles. 259-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One-family car, consigned by original owner’s grandson. Recent trim-off repaint with masking around original cowl and door seals. Door fit typical for a ’50s Stude. Reupholstered recently, half in modern automotive cloth, half in plain vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,000. Its long-term ownership fit the mantra of the Studebaker Driver’s Club, “I’d rather fix than switch,” and the local couple who purchased it were longtime SDC members. While not a top-of-the-line sheet on inner glovebox door is gone. Newer GM truck Rally wheels. Equipped with the 402 big block, TH400 automatic, a/c, power steering and brakes, wood bed, gauge package with tachometer, and tilt steering column. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Nice options, but not uncommon to see on a Cheyenne Super, either equipped from the factory or done up from catalogs later. Since some of these have traded for $25k or more lately, that’s where the consignor drew his line in the sand. He may get his price. © Sports Car Market CE141A609270. Pale yellow/black & white houndstooth. Odo: 66,236 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer restoration, but not to concours standards. Excellent body prep and paint, replated bumpers and all repro emblems and trim. Nice door fit. Expert workmanship on the stock interior and under the hood. Build #540-1950 NASH AMBASSADOR SUPER 4-dr fastback. S/N R591972. Light green/beige cloth. Odo: 46,881 miles. 234-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Old repaint has mellowed and looks original, except for some weak masking. Commensurate and presentable brightwork. Good door fit and panel gaps. Seats re-covered in non-stock corduroy material. Cond: 3. President Speedster, fewer of these greater production State series President hard tops are seen today—mostly because they tend to get turned into fake Speedsters. Marketpriced, considering the light modifications. #618-1956 DESOTO FIREFLITE Sportsman 2-dr hard top. S/N 50370111. Two-tone blue/multi-blue leather & nylon. Odo: 49,669 miles. 330-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to be essentially original, showing actual miles, three owners since new. Very well-cared-for original paint has light polishing swirls. All original chrome intact. Painted accents on trim have heavier flaking. Engine

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. Imperial War Museum The $179k paid for a repainted 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 in road trim was strong — but ’80s competition and rally cars are the coming market Company H&H Date April 19, 2012 Location Duxford, U.K. Auctioneers Richard Madeley and Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered 50/83 Sales rate 60% Sales total $2,836,231 High sale 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Mk II, sold at $336,319 Buyer’s premium 1972 BMW 3.0 CSI Batmobile FIA Group 4 race car — $215,244 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.62) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics H &H Classics raised another huge price for an Aston Martin DB6 at the first of its “prestige” auctions. Following its world-record price of $379,000 for a 1969 Mk II Vantage at its Buxton auction in February, the newly restructured company sold a similar 1970 car with rough original paintwork and just 38,800 miles from new for $336,319. Another Aston Martin with low mileage, this time a V8 Vantage Volante X Pack upgraded to 6.3 liters, fetched a market-correct $197,307, as these rare convertibles have strengthened considerably in the past year. H&H has done well with 2-liter Lagondas in the past two years, and here a 1932 Continental made $100,447 on an accepted provisional bid. Over the winter, H&H took on several new staffers and reclassified its sales into “general” and “prestige” auctions, as well as taking over the annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club sale in June that has been run by Bonhams. None of the American cars sold — and all were clean 112 and tidy. They included a ’65 Mustang 289 convertible and big-block C2 and C3 ’Vette convertibles, as well as a ’46 Studebaker pickup custom. But the opening lot, a Caterham Super Seven offered at no reserve, roared up to $25k — more than it had cost new in 2003. A nice V12 XKE roadster sold for $63k, which looks cheapish, but it was an auto that isn’t favored in the U.K. The $93k paid for a tidy, restored Series 1 3.8 roadster compared well with a 4.2 roadster sold at similar money by Bonhams less than a fortnight later, as E-types have fallen back a little since their 50th anniversary celebrations last year. But somehow, an S1 4.2 coupe made $43k, which looked expensive considering the car’s generally rough condition. With competition cars, the 1935 Singer Nine “Savoye Special” Duxford, UK that had competed at Le Mans four times, winning its class in 1938, changed hands for $206k, while a replica of roughly the same thing, a re-creation of the Works Team Cars owned by a prominent member of the Vintage Sports-Car Club, could not reach its $60k reserve. A 1972 BMW “Batmobile” racer, built in 1981 and race-proven during the past 30 years, made a healthy $215k, and the $179k paid for a repainted 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 in road trim looked slightly strong — but ’80s competition and rally cars are the coming market, so time could prove it a shrewd buy. Very healthy sell-through rates have been a feature of recent U.K. sales, with no sign of the market slowing; although here H&H could not achieve the 70% to 80% it routinely returns at its Buxton sales, this was the first of its targeted upmarket sales, and there were a few tricky lots to shift. ♦ Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. ENGLISH #2-1924 MORRIS COWLEY Bullnose tourer. S/N 59902. Rust/black canvas/black leather. RHD. Well-rusted, total restoration project Bullnose, but it’s just about all there, with body and frame believed to be sound. The engine turns, and it still has its original tires and battery. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $5,740. but the last SA convertible I drove had a dealer price tag of $130k and was in around the same overall very good condition, making this elegant saloon look very much like a good value. from 1946–97. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,447. H&H has had several successes with 2-liter Lagondas in the past two years, and this was about the right money. Well bought. Off the road since 1929, which helps explain the unmolested condition, and last sold by Sotheby’s for $5,391 at Donington on April 19, 1975 (SCM# 3288). Sold a little under the estimate, but for a basket-case that’s almost irrelevant. Extensive project, fairly bought. #24-1926 ARAB SUPER SPORTS tourer. S/N ARAB5. Eng. # EA20. Gray/black leather. Good overall and very straight, with the air of an older resto now settling in. Good body fabric, leather retrim just creasing. Equipped with electric fuel pump and later EA20 engine rather than the original EA12. No odometer. Nice nickel radiator shell and SPE lamps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,496. Another difficult-to-value oddball. Conceived by Reid Railton, this is one of only two Arabs surviving of the six or seven built, and the first one assembled by Thomson & Taylor at Brooklands following the closure of Arab’s Letchworth factory. Considering that a comparable Frazer-Nash Super Sports will cost over $160k, this looked like a deal. #33-1932 LAGONDA 2-LITER Continental tourer. S/N OH10149. Blue & black/black fabric/black Rexine. RHD. Odo: 9,414 miles. Charming old thing with excellent patina. Straight body with older paint. One ding in radiator shell and on both headlights, but otherwise plating is good. Rexine worn through at seat edges, but matches the worn-in character. Dash is nicely dulled and not too shiny. Flashing indicators fitted. Tidy, leak-free motor now has downdraft head. Well-known car with single family ownership 114 OK, and comes with massive history and provenance. Rediscovered by Savoye in 1951 and restored to original appearance (it once wore a faired-in nose), although lamps now have stone guards. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $206,276. Competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans four times, 1937, ’38, ’39 and ’49, winning its class (and 8th overall) in ’38. And that is where its value lies, as a replica of basically the same thing offered elsewhere in the sale could not reach its reserve of around $60k. #64-1936 MG SA saloon. S/N SA0444. Blue & silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 44,792 miles. Super-sharp older restoration with recent paint. Doors fit well and chrome is excellent, with a recently replated radiator shell. Lightly creased leather interior with nice instruments and good timber. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,605. Correctly priced for the market, the best of the Mk VI–IXs that followed. Although not as fast, this was just a little different and all the more appealing. Last sold for $28,179 at Bonhams’ 2011 Hendon sale, where we said, “Needs a couple of thousand thrown at it” (SCM# 177793). Price paid today would just about cover the work done. #71-1954 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N 810602. Dark green/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 450 miles. “Extensively restored” and Sports Car Market #85-1935 SINGER NINE Le Mans “Savoye special” roadster. S/N 5246. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,398 miles. Le Mans racer built in period by French Singer importer Jacques Savoye, nice patina with various stars and ripples in the body; leather probably not original, being only lightly creased and worn. All the chrome is TOP 10 No. 6 Older paint is holding up well since 1970 restoration, and plating is fair. Nice, well-stocked dash and instruments, and good black leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,017. This car sold for about a third of Frazer Nash money. Though arguably a more usable machine, it’s not Vintage (pre-1930), which would add extra value. Correctly bought and sold, so both parties should be happy. #20-1951 JAGUAR MK V 2-dr sedan. S/N 625749. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 89,532 miles. 1989 restoration by Bart Holland, driven less than 600 miles since. Still looking very straight, clean and shiny. Excellent door fit. Beautiful leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $36,194. Sold for market money, which looked cheap—about comparable with #78-1947 HRG 1100 roadster. S/N S84. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 25,882 miles. Another British oddity with excellent competition pedigree—think of it as a slightly later and updated Frazer Nash. Most are 1500s, but this is an 1100, with a Singer overhead-cam engine and slightly shorter chassis. Well used, but not tired and in fair order, with new or rebuilt carbs and modern remote oil filter.

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. changed to right-hand drive some time after repatriation to the U.K. Door fit is slightly out at bottom on right. Lightly microblistered paint on hood, but chrome is good. Leather interior is lightly creased but in good order. ’90s restoration. Door fit is pretty good for one of these, chrome nice, red-piped leather just settling in. Interior has period Motorola radio and wood-rimmed wheel. Apparently only 1,000 miles since rebuild, so motor and transmission are fresh. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,224. Exported to the U.S. and repatriated in the early 1990s, when it was restored and converted to right-hand drive. The money asked wasn’t much more than dealers ask for good 1600 roadsters (and the $80k one dealer was asking last year for an exceptional coupe), so it looked like a bit of a deal here. No doubt the interior is newer than the rest of the car. K&N filters on non-original motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,150. Originally supplied to the U.S., this car was one of only three XK roadsters to sell here. The other two (both 120s) were nicer, and made this one the cheapest of the three. Perhaps the sale was all in the color. Well sold. #72-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.4 SE coupe. S/N S824550DN. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 5,214 miles. Good and straight body with fair panel fitment. Sits on nice, tall crossplies. Decent brightwork. Red leather interior has creases. Tachometer noted as not working, and the fuel gauge is faulty. Vendor #56-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850250. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 85 miles. Nicely restored to original specs, and still has Kelsey-Hayes bellows-type brake servo. Rockers are slightly ripply underneath, and there is some over-spray on rear subframe. Rear valance is fine, and door gaps are tidy. flaky—spending most of its life in a South African climate must have helped. (Originally exported to Johannesburg and repatriated in 2011.) Side trims a bit curly. Period racing buckets fitted. Allegedly has a close-ratio gearbox. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,355. This very early 1275 S was better than it looked—leaving it outside the main auction hall in the rain did it no favors. The seller was brave to hold out for more, but this rare car should eventually find the right buyer. #10-1965 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $93,272. Originally green, supplied to Hong Kong, then found as a sad restoration project in 1984. Spent long periods in a container before eventual restoration in the U.K. started around 2000. Sold right for age and condition. notes that inside of left door needs new paint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,224. One of 1,205 home-market right-handers, this one sold for twice the low estimate. At that estimate it would have looked like a deal, but this price was a little steep. Well sold. #67-1958 MGA Twin Cam roadster. S/N YD31312. Red/black fabric/black leather. RHD. Odo: 16,501 miles. Originally a lefthander; good, straight and shiny following timber has been refinished and is deep and lustrous. Power steering. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,183. Originally Golden Sand, but green suits it far better. 3.8 manual with overdrive is the best spec, and later gearbox may explain the knob anomaly. Fair price for a decent, but not perfect, Mk II. #35-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2S7563165. Green/white/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,372 miles. Tidy, original and unrotten, although rockers look a little 116 #37-1963 JAGUAR MK II 3.8 sedan. S/N 231579DN. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 74,213 miles. Restored and solid, although thickly repainted. Uses Coombs-type rear arches. Triumph overdrive gear knob, but original overdrive switch is still on column. Cracked and refinished leather. Dash and other motor fitted, but original available by separate negotiation. Rolls on real Minilites, and comes complete with authentic-type helmets and overalls, as worn by the actors in the film. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,367. If you took off the lamp guards, refitted the back seat, and removed the number-plates, this would just be a very nice restored Cooper S. As such, it fetched nice Cooper S money. No harm done either way for a bit of fun, and it was bought for a lot less than it would have cost to restore. TOP 10 No. 1 #52-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II Vantage coupe. S/N DB6MK24241R. Eng. # 4004574VC. Bahama Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,803 miles. Very original car and one of only three yellow cars with Vantage engine, but factory-applied paint has deteriorated badly. Bumper chrome is lightly microblistered but wheels are OK. Right rocker is crunched above front jacking point, revealing possible structural issues. Floors look solid Sports Car Market sedan. S/N KA254732848. Red/red & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,636 miles. 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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. driver’s seat is lightly creased. Original 5.3-liter 400-hp X-pack motor has been replaced by the 6.3 version. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $197,307. Once owned by noted Aston collector Simon Draper, who transplanted the 6.3-liter motor from his V8 Vantage Zagato in 1992. Sold here at a market-correct price, and at a number close to the original $204k that Draper paid for it. So, with some dealer sales included, they’re just about even with where they were 25 years ago. enough, but lots of new underseal is always a worry. Original leather lightly creased, commensurate with low mileage; dash and instruments excellent. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $336,319. Sold far beyond its $290k top estimate, no doubt inspired by the world-record $379,220 that H&H raised on a similar car at its February auction (SCM# 192963). Another huge price for a less-than-concours DB6, which even auctioneer Simon Hope admitted was “the wrong color.” Well sold. #45-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Series 3 coupe. S/N 9931. Dark blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 13,474 miles. Good, lowmileage example with factory-fitted sunroof. Huge rear glasshouse and seals are in good shape. Has recently received new rockers, new paint and a gearbox rebuild. Exhausts are also driver’s seat base. Clearly little used, although the digital odometer means we could not confirm the mileage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,574. Offered at no reserve and, starting from a $6,500 commission bid, sold for more than what the owner paid Caterham for it in 2006. $20k should buy a respectable Seven of this type, so this one was well sold indeed. fairly recent. Unmarked and unworn interior. On 17-inch alloys replicating Jensen pattern, but original wheels are included in sale. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,483. Not huge money for a nice example, but about what the vendor expected. Catalog says it was bought from marque specialist Cropredy Bridge Garage in 1980 with guaranteed mileage of 12,000, and little use since. Market-correct price. #84-1988 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE X-Pack Volante. S/N SCFCV81V7KTR15745. Eng. # V5800051X63. Dark blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 32,139 miles. Very straight body with shiny and clean paint and correct Ronal wheels. Slight microblisters on chin spoiler. Leather interior is unmarked and unworn, but TOP 10 No. 8 FRENCH #74-1984 PEUGEOT 205 T16 hatchback. S/N VF3741R76E5. Black/black & gray leather & velour. Odo: 8,054 km. Road-going version of Peugeot’s midengined, 4wd Group B rally challenger that won the World Rally Championship in 1985 and 1986. In good order with body fit as good TOP 10 No. 9 #1-2003 CATERHAM SUPER SEVEN roadster. S/N SDKRDKRR630022568. Yellow & blue/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 6,776 miles. This is a fairly medium-strength Seven with a 1.6 K-series engine, but all are a blast to drive. Tidy and clean black leather with just a little bagginess in the as they come. Has been repainted at some point, but interior is unworn. Engine bay is dull, with rusty battery tray. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $179,370. Slightly strong money for a car roughly comparable to the Ford RS200, but 118 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. ’80s rally weapons and their derivatives are the coming thing. Time may prove this to have been a shrewd buy. GERMAN #19-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304322004438. Papyrus White/blue fabric/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,896 miles. Straight, clean and tidy; Becker Mexico cassette radio is a nice touch. Nice interior and dash. Chassis has some splatterwelding around rear chassis legs, which is one of the weak spots on these for rust. Unusually, the alloy door skins, although the inner front fenders don’t look too bad. Faded and worn interior. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $21,717. It seems incredible that anyone could let a desirable car with rarity on par with a Porsche RS 2.7 disintegrate so badly. Sadly, its most likely fate is as a donor for a clone or racer using a shell from a lesser E9. Even an identity is worth money. #25-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N has a full M-B service history, including new engine in 1976, redone cylinder head in 2001 and new injector pump in 2012. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,914. The right money for a good 113, boosted by history, original tools and books. For the money, I’d want tidier welding, but putting that right wouldn’t be expensive as, say, painting it. TOP 10 No. 5 #77-1972 BMW 3.0 CSI race car. S/N 2331066. White/black velour. Racer built up from a right-hand-drive CSi in 1981, and it’s been winning since. Plenty of recent success both in the U.K. and Portugal. All Works-type CSL “Batmobile” features, including tunneled side-exit exhaust and air jacks. Fit and finish good for a racer, with 9113511253. Red/black velour. RHD. Odo: 22,298 miles. Decent body and repaint, although there is a little overspray on window seals. Decent interior with unworn seats, but with one hole in velour cover. Reasonably clean engine with decent heat exchangers and exhausts, but is noted to be a “bit low on oil.” hand drive when new by the importer, Ruddspeed Engineering. Almost concours restored condition. Interior is clean and original. The original Solex twin-choke carbs have been replaced by Webers, and the cam covers have been polished. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,390. Sold on the money for a rare car in excellent condition. Bertone 2600s can look a little ungainly and awkward compared with the 101 and 105 series and the more elegant Touring spiders, but presence, rarity and sheer quality made this look worth the money. #26-1969 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1300 Ti 4-dr sedan. S/N AR1039659. Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 27,443 km. Tidy and straight junior version of Alfa’s great little sedan. Appears rot-free, doors fit well, and has original rubber mats. Engine near concours level. Interior smells funky. Three owners from new; in the U.K. since 2010, when it was driven back from Milan. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,314. Half the price of the related 2000 GTV and arguably as much fun to drive. Sold where expected. #79-1972 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GTV Said to have covered 34,000 miles since restoration in late ’80s. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,493. Small-bumper 911s are big money, but Targas aren’t nearly as popular in the U.K. This one, the lowest-powered model, did well to reach this money, as it was twice what the vendor would have settled for. “Low on oil” comment is curious—why not just put some in? Well sold either way. some small cracks in paint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $215,244. Sold with HTP papers, so it can go straight out and race some more. Over $200k looks a little pricey, but would cost at least as much as this to build it again to this quality. “Real” cars cost twice as much, and “real” Works cars with good history twice as much again. I’ll call it slightly well bought. #76-1973 BMW 3.0 CSL coupe. S/N 2285497. Fjord Blue/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 82,456 miles. One of only 500 right-handers built, stored for 26 years, but obviously not very well. What used to be the floor-pan is now falling out onto the ground below. The only parts that haven’t rotted are 120 ITALIAN #13-1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Sprint coupe. S/N AR821559. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 58,534 miles. Converted to right- coupe. S/N AR2411880. Red & yellow/black velour. RHD. Odo: 6,249 miles. Clean and tidy racer/track day car built in 2010/2011 from a stripped and dipped shell. Sold unraced and with only one test day under its belt. Rolling on period Minilites with Perspex windows, new racing seat, belts, and fire extin- guisher. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,179. This one sold about where a decent, rust-free road car starts, and proved once again that money spent on competition prep is rarely repaid. Already complete with FIA papers, this cheap racer should serve the new owner well, although exact spec and competitiveness of motor are unclear. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report ENGLISH Highlights from Collector Car Productions Toronto and Classic Motorcar Auctions Akron Collector Car Productions #NR26-1953 MG TD replica roadster. S/N TD26362. Yellow/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 8 miles. Decent, unimpressive paintwork. Combination steel and fiberglass body, decent panel fit. Good red leather high-back bucket seats. Steel wheels with full fake wire wheel discs and MG emblems. Roll bar added. Fitted with twin SU carbs on what’s believed 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible — $162,250 Company: Collector Car Productions Location: Toronto, Ontario Date: April 13–15, 2012 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine and Ed Shackelton Cars sold/offered: 179/331 Sales rate: 54% Classic Motorcar Auctions Sales total: $3,048,243 High sale: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible, sold at $162,250 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Norm Mort to be a Ford Pinto engine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,290. That some folks thought this was a real MG says something. The bright yellow paint was unfortunate on decently built example. Full badge bar of older RAC, BMC, BARC, etc. badges might be worth a bit. Previously sold for $3,614 at RM’s 2005 Toronto sale (SCM# 39850), so it’s holding its value. No harm done. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #SP115-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L31392. Silver blue/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,887 miles. Refurbished in past and aging fast. Large touch-up on driver’s door area has dirt, thick paint and blisters. Small rust hole at base of hood trim. Minor pitting on chrome. Fresher interior, but driver’s seat saggy. Wooden dash cracked and worn. All original 1948 Lincoln Continental coupe — $32,940 Company: Classic Motorcar Auctions Location: Akron, OH Date: March 31, 2012 Auctioneers: Dennis Wisbey and Mark Otto Cars sold/offered: 72/117 Sales rate: 62% 122 Sales total: $1,021,565 High sale: 1947 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, sold at $91,800 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Kevin Coakley underhood with minor rust and wear. Resprayed silver wires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,800. This was a $24,715 no-sale in Toronto at Collector Car Productions’ fall 2011 sale (SCM# 187769) and a $31,000 nosale at RM’s April 2007 Toronto sale, then in better condition (SCM# 45115). At the price paid today, it was well bought for a driver, but only if everything works well, as the Healey market is softening. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #156-1968 JAGUAR 420G sedan. S/N GLD77277BW. Metallic blue/blue leather. Odo: 87,467 miles. Decent paint with few imperfections. Good straight panels. Blue leather and wood have nice patina. Clean underside and underhood with basic detailing. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $8,250. A decent, solid, Sports Car Market

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Roundup turn-key example of this under-loved luxury British sedan. The basic description card didn’t help. Owner was wise to pass. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #413-1972 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 coupe. S/N IS72914. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 33,197 miles. Decent respray, good panel fit, very straight body. Older chrome still very presentable. Black leather seats need a good feeding. Wrinkled headrests look like deflated balloons. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. A clean example of the least loved XKE. While 6-cylinder XKE roadsters soar and even the bulkier V12 versions command respectable prices at half the money, the coupes are relative bargains, with the 2+2s being in Triumph territory. This was a tidy example that could be improved for little money. Price paid was good for both parties. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. GERMAN #433-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210017844. Black/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 43,792 miles. A Florida car with no rust. Older respray not to factory standards. Minor wear, polishing marks and evidence of use as a house cat perch. Older black interior still good, some carpet fading, woodgrain dash decent. Pitted window chrome, bumpers looked original. July 2012 123

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Roundup Comes with hard and soft tops, new carpet, rebuilt injector pump and injectors, new fuel pump, front subframe bushings, new Toyo tires, front and rear brakes and hoses. Recently tuned up with all fluids changed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. A turn-key example, but the all-black color combo was not very appealing. Still, these Pagoda SLs are on the rise, and top bid seemed a bit low. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #389-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 1130441200051. Silver/ black vinyl. Odo: 30,553 miles. Rough paint, big scrape on hood. Rear quarter-panels rusty. Missing side trim, brightwork is pitted. Nice, clean interior shows minor wear. Includes both Mildewy inside, dash wood rotting at pillar. Original black vinyl seats decent, but foam deteriorating. Worn original carpets. Engine looks neglected. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,810. The 280SL is the most powerful and desirable of the Pagoda SLs. Not your finest example here, but if new owner can do a lot of work himself, then a very decent buy. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #127-1988 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Targa. S/N WPOEB917JS161172. Metallic gray/blue leather. Odo: 53,384 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint except for minor chips and polishing marks. Some chips on Targa bar. Blue leather seats and carpet like new. Clean engine bay and underside. Wheels hard and soft tops. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,380. The rusted quarter panels may be the start of something much bigger, but if the rot is limited to the area mentioned, then repair and a repaint could probably be done without being upside-down. The jury is out on this one. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #NR02-1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1191078910. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 64,506 miles. Recently resprayed, different-hue white underhood. New tan vinyl lowbucket seats. Like-new trunk. Mostly new chrome. Clean, detailed, upgraded engine. Luggage rack, wide whitewalls, Beach Patrol unmarked. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. This Porsche showed some wear, but overall appeared well cared for. High bid would have been a steal, but the seller wisely drove away. Better detailing of the engine and compartment might have helped. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. ITALIAN #SP77-1988 FERRARI 328 GTSi spider. S/N ZFFXA20A6J0075790. White/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 45,884 km. Resprayed in original white. Chips on engine hatch corners and prep issues on rear deck. Burgundy leather interior needs some attention. Black plastic trim and rubber still nice. hubcaps on aftermarket steel chrome wheels. Stylish, but not authentic. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,000. A bitsa car for sure, with parts from various Beetle years—even decades—but lots of charm. Winning bid was good for the new owner, but seller probably lost unless he was just cleaning out old parts. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #602-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 12012297. White/white hard top/black cloth soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 43,682 miles. Body straight and solid, but floors rusty. Old, chipped, faded respray. 124 Factory alloys show some scrapes. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. Previously not sold at $45,000 at RM’s 2006 Toronto sale (SCM# 41372). Unusual color combo, but not necessarily desirable. Market price paid, but with clean and detailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Some swear by the rare Valeo automated clutch transmission, but parts supply will be a concern. Price offered was slightly below market value, but not a candidate for restoration. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. AMERICAN #410-1914 FORD MODEL T roadster. S/N C39831. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 3,646 miles. Lots of dirt in typical shiny black paint. Older correct black vinyl-like top discoloring and showing wear. Scratched brass needs a good polish. Freshly painted black wooden wheels and brass caps. Black leather- no mention of recent service, buyer could find himself with a few expensive surprises. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #SP28-1992 FERRARI MONDIAL T spider. S/N ZFFRK33A4N0092441. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 41,395 km. Mostly original red with poorly repainted front end. Black leather interior rather flat and showing minor wear, carpet fading. Engine look vinyl seats in correct pattern. Fuel pump and electric start added. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. This older restoration could easily be upgraded. That said, the Model T market is not hot, and the high bid seemed more than enough, considering the condition. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #343-1928 CHEVROLET NATIONAL SERIES AB 2-dr landau coupe. S/N 6AB28940. Blue & black/black vinyl/blue cloth. Cracking paint over very poor prep. Nickle plating is very flat looking. Simple, but tidy, interior. Clean and well-sorted engine bay. Equipped with factory sun visor. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. This car was ready to be used as a nice driver. The very best Sports Car Market

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Roundup Glovebox Notes 2012 Infiniti G37 IPL coupe A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. glass otherwise. Driver-quality engine bay. Steering wheel in remarkably good condition. Front carpet has black stains, and ’70s seat belts have been added. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,120. Offered at no reserve and falling about $3,000 shy of the low estimate, this “Bankers Hot Rod” was from the collection of former Old Cars Weekly publisher Chet Krause. Based on its condition, I’d call this a fair deal for both parties. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #SP132-1939 PACKARD 120 convert- Price as tested: $52,345: IPL-tuned 3.7-liter 348-hp DOHC 24-valve VVEL V6 engine; rear-wheel drive; 7-speed automatic transmission with Drive Sport mode; solid magnesium paddle shifters; manual shift mode w/Downshift Rev Matching. Likes: Bold front fascia and side skirts nicely complimented by split-spoke 19-inch wheels. Red leather buckets seem correctly sized for plus-sized American bottoms. More headroom and visibility than expected up front; decent legroom for rear passengers. Remapped 3.7-liter V6 offers 18 more horsepower than the base G37. The 7-speed automatic provides seamless thrills in sport mode, with shift-ifyou-want paddles at your fingertips for a more engaged experience. Excellent brakes. Lack of fake woodgrain is refreshing. Tiny trunk is still usable. Dislikes: It looks louder than it is—with all that horsepower, I’d love a more barking exhaust note. Dual coffee-can exhausts undermine the otherwise sophisticated (though not understated) exterior treatments. Shifting via paddle is laggy and soft, both up and down. Slimmer drivers may find the large seat bolsters a poor fit. Fun to drive: HHHH½ Fun to look at: HHHH½ Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: The aggressive exterior details clue you in to this luxury Japanese sports car’s performance aspirations. It offers a generous helping of both style and substance, but the balance clearly tips toward the former, when compared with the excellent selection of similarly priced true performance cars, like the BMW 1-series M coupe. 7-speed automatic sport mode works well enough when used without thinking too hard, but clumsy paddle shifting just seems like a novel accessory. The option of a 6-speed manual with clutch, however, is intriguing. — Tony Piff Equipped with Trippe fog lights, fender skirts and a nice set of wide whites. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,880. These have been changing hands in the $20k–$60k range in the past few years, and this one came in just below the low estimate. I’d call this one a bargain, even considering the needs. Well bought. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. 126 Sports Car Market examples bring strong money, but this result should have gotten the deal done considering the condition and needs. A fair bid for a rough presentation. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #336-1935 CADILLAC SERIES 40 7-passenger cabriolet. S/N 53107191. Bolivian Brown & black/brown vinyl/black vinyl & tan cloth. Odo: 30,000 miles. Former Glenmoor winner in 2008 for best original interior, which is still stunning. A CCCA Full Classic. Said to be the only V8 Town Cabriolet in the CCCA roster. Nice paint, but with some touch-ups and sanding marks visible. Fitted with dual sidemounts and fog lights. Grungy ible. S/N FLA34368. Navy blue/tan cloth/ brown leather. Odo: 4,693 miles. Virtually no miles since older professional restoration, parked since in climate-controlled garage. Older dark-blue paint with attractive cream pinstripe. Clean tan cloth top. Newer brown leather interior and woodgrain-painted dash excellent. Original vent window rubber crumbling and has blue overspray. Detailed engine. With sidemounts, radio, heater, fog lights and trunk rack. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. One of my favorites. Price paid was market-correct for condition, which the new owner can easily improve. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. engine compartment. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Originally owned by cosmetics icon Elizabeth Arden, who bequeathed the car to her chauffeur when she passed in 1966. Despite the condition, rarity, or celebrity connection, the V8 engine will hold back the value when compared with a V12 or V16. Offered in September 2011 at CMA’s Canton, OH, auction, the car was a no-sale at $102,500 (SCM# 185934). Probably wise to hold on here. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #369-1939 BUICK CENTURY Model 61 4-dr sedan. S/N 13558622. Black/brown cloth. Odo: 6,522 miles. Decent paint, but right front fender scratched. Nice brightwork. Vent windows are delaminating, but good #404-1940 BUICK SPECIAL Model 40 2-dr sedan. S/N 13826829. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 10,516 miles. Sporting a 10-foot paint job with buff-through on the cowl. Decent brightwork. Delaminating vent glass. Machine-turned dashboard and upholstery look very nice, but steering wheel is cracked.

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Roundup #338-1941 CHEVROLET SPECIAL DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N FAA384914. Black/tan cloth. Odo: 49,484 miles. Frame-off restoration completed around 2006. Paint is nice with the exception of a few scratches. Bright bits display some micro-pitting. Interior is very clean and crisp. Very nicely detailed engine compartment. Equipped with rear 185936). With some minor attention, it could do well somewhere down the road. Considering the amount spent on the restoration, this car was a colossal deal.Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. windscreen wiper. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $19,750. This was a very rare pre-war car, and the bidding came in very close to the low estimate. There might be more money out there somewhere, but finding it could be costly. The high bid should have been enough. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #339-1948 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Highlander convertible. S/N 70704411. Royal Maroon/tan canvas/plaid fabric & red leather. Odo: 10,535 miles. 323-ci I8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint. Brightwork shows minor pitting and scratching. Convertible top in good condition and fits well. Decent interior shows minimal wear. Driver-quality engine bay. duced between 1953 and 1954, sale comparisons are somewhat difficult. One sold at McCormick’s Palm Springs sale in February 2010 for $7,613 (no condition given, SCM# 160769), and a supercharged Manhattan in #2 condition brought $8,505 at McCormick’s November 2011 Palm Springs sale (SCM# 191418). For a quirky car with little following, high bid was plenty generous. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,400. A Town & Country in #3 condition sold in 2010 in excess of $79k (SCM# 160106), and that car was noted as being well bought. Even though the Highlander is a step down in the lineup, I’d argue this one was a steal at 40% of the aforementioned result. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #382-1953 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN 8-passenger wagon. S/N B3FX126926. Red & white/brown vinyl. Odo: 78,295 miles. 239-ci V8, 1-bbl, auto. Reasonably fresh paint shows minor prep issues, drips and scratches. Poor hood fit, driver’s door doesn’t latch, dent in left A-pillar. Nice brightwork and glass. Clean and tidy interior. Spotless engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,000. This car was bid to an almost identical $25,250 no-sale at CMA’s August 2011 Canton sale (SCM# BEST BUY 128 #310-1955 BUICK SPECIAL 2-dr sedan. S/N 4B2071853. Cameo Beige & Dover White/green vinyl & cloth. Odo: 38,000 miles. 264-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent panel gaps. Paint has minor chipping at hood seam. Brightwork shows minor pitting and scratching. Decent engine compartment with after- #415-1954 KAISER SPECIAL sedan. S/N K545017412. Tropical Turquoise/blue & white snakeskin. Odo: 8,707 miles. 226-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Paint is worn through in spots. Brightwork scratched and pitted, taillight lenses cracked and crazed. Wiper scrapes on windshield. Interior is just as rough as the rest of the car. Grungy engine bay. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $7,750. With only 841 of these pro- 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. The results here may have been better if more than one person in the room wanted the car. I don’t blame the seller for holding on to it. The high bid was just a bit light. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #351-1959 DODGE CORONET coupe. S/N 32271321. Gallant Gold & white/gold & black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 65,000 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks fresh and well applied. Hood fit a bit off, driver’s door handle loose, otherwise decent shiny bits. Interior shows well. Originally born with a 6-cylinder engine, now sporting a 331 Hemi fitted with Edelbrock aluminum intake, 4-bbl carb and air cleaner. Broadcast sheet included. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. This appealing bigfin car was a no-sale at Glenmoor last year, bid to $21,000 (SCM# 185940). There may be more money out there, but it may not be worth chasing. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #407-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 700 Lakewood wagon. S/N 20735W185986. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 31,744 miles. 140-ci H6, 2x1-bbl. Nice paint and panel fit. Brightwork looks clean and tidy. Wiper scratches showing on the windshield, but otherwise clear glass. Interior is holding up nicely, and only showing minimal wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,424. An honest, low-miles example. Wagons are hot in the market at the moment, and this got the buyer in the club with a low entrance fee and low operational costs. I have to call this a fair deal all around. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #330-1962 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-dr hard top. S/N 962P5228. Burgundy/ market battery and weak hood springs. Interior displays wear commensurate with age. Cond: Sports Car Market

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Roundup black vinyl. Odo: 11,340 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to have recently been pulled from long-term storage and still riding on its original tires. Partial respray is presentable with decent panel gaps all around. Brightwork shows well. Interior looks good with no excessive wear or splits. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio and eight-lug wheels. With PHS documentation. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,800. A condition #1 Super Duty 4-speed car sold at RM’s Robson auction in 2010 for $181,500 (SCM# 168399). I’d have to call this low-mile beauty a fair buy. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #304-1964 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Greenbrier van. S/N 4R1265105490. White & turquoise/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 96,000 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. Rough paint shows microblisters and general rash. Turquoise paint appears fresher than the base white. Heavy pitting in pot-metal bits. Glass shows wear commensurate with age, although not worn through or ripped. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,178. Considering the car needs a paint job, the deal doesn’t seem like a bad result for the seller. As for the buyer, I’d drive and enjoy it for a couple of years before tackling the repaint. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #333-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S11Q054. Blue/black leather. Odo: 22,990 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. 15-year-old repaint is holding up well. Panel gaps are factory. Interior shows well with expected wear. Driver-quality engine weatherstripping is dry-rotted. Driver-quality interior. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,560. A car not seen every day. Doubtful it will ever hit the value mark set by the VW buses, but it is rare and kind of quirky. This looks like a fair deal for both parties, and the new owner has a restoration candidate without being upside-down out of the gate. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #348-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447F288392. Silver blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 60,777 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice paint and body gaps. Brightwork shows well, but with microscratching on the bumpers. Very nice interior except for the black seat belts and split seam should have been enough. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #307-1966 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS convertible. S/N 338676M317634. Laurel Mist/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 55,500 miles. 330-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is cracking on hood and trunk. Brightwork shows pitted pot-metal and scratched stainless bits. Serviceable top with minor fit issues. Interior since new, including tank sticker, Protect-OPlate info, invoice and more. Stored by original owner for 35 years, hence low mileage. Now fully restored to NCRS standard. Excellent paint. New red vinyl interior and factory carpet. Fully painted underside, detailed engine and Redline tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $162,250. This big-dollar sale surprised many Canadians in the crowd, but well worth the money paid. I think it will be worth more over the next few years, and it will take its share of trophies and awards. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, 04/12. #360-1968 IMPERIAL CROWN con- vertible. S/N VM27K8C323287. Navaho Beige/brown vinyl/red leather. Odo: 80,352 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Advertised as one of 474 built. Decent paint, minor pitting and micro-scratching in brightwork. Wiper scrapes on windshield. Interior wear commen- surate with age. All the power options available except vents. Grungy engine bay. Nice patina. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Although well packaged and rare, I doubt anyone came to the auction thinking that they must have this 1968 Imperial Crown. A thorough freshening may pull a few more dollars, but high bid here seemed plenty. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. compartment. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $75,600. There was a crowd around this car all day due to its nice presentation and beautiful tri-carb lump under the stinger hood. I’d call this a strong result for March in Akron, Ohio, but there’s probably some meat still left on that bone. A good deal both ways. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. #SP123-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S106106. White & red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 12,006 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. A Toronto Corvette with complete history and documentation TOP 10 No. 10 on the drivers seat. Very tidy engine bay. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, dual exhaust, and dual antennas. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. The bidding came within $500 of the low estimate, but the seller wasn’t biting. If it were a 409 car, I’d agree with holding on, but, for a 327, the money 130 valve covers. Equipped with a/c and power steering and brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,470. I would have pegged the CMA selling price at full retail, but the car immediately showed up on eBay. It failed to meet that reserve at a high bid of $18,100, indicating the seller thinks there’s more profit margin to be found. He may be right, so call it well bought. Classic Motorcar Auctions, Akron, OH, 03/12. © Sports Car Market #326-1969 OLDSMOBILE VISTA CRUISER wagon. S/N 348659W442739. Light green & white/light brown vinyl. Odo: 42,000 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Really nice paint with custom pinstriping, including bamboo-style stripe along belt line. Nice brightwork. Glass looks good, interior looks almost as-new. Clean engine bay has bodycolored air cleaner and aftermarket chrome

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Fresh Meat Online sales of contemporary cars 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe Date sold: 05/15/2012 eBay auction ID: 150812098027 Seller: Empire Chevrolet, Wilkesboro, NC VIN: 2G1FS1EP8C9800547 Details: Ashen Gray Metallic over black; 6.2L supercharged V8 rated at 580 hp, 6-spd manual, RWD Sale Result: $59,788, 8 bids, sf 9 MSRP: $54,995 Other current offering: Allen Samuels Chevrolet in Waco, TX, asking price not listed. 2008 Bentley Continental GTC Date sold: 05/11/2012 eBay auction ID: 300706000127 Seller: Driver Source, Houston, TX VIN: SCBDR33W38C054446 Details: Cumbrian Green over saddle leather; 6.0L turbocharged W12 rated at 552 hp, 6-spd automated manual, AWD Sale Result: $95,100, 37 bids, sf 114 MSRP: $193,990 (base) Other current offering: Bentley Boston in Wayland, MA, asking $149,999. 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggerra Twin Turbo Date sold: 05/13/2012 eBay auction ID: 320899280450 Seller: Upscale-motoring (eBay ID) VIN: ZHWGU43T18LA06099 Details: 3M Matte Military Green Foil wrap over black suede; 5.0L twin-turbocharged V10 rated at 1,050 hp, automatic, AWD Sale Result: $148,500, Best Offer, sf 4 MSRP: $224,800 (base Superleggerra) Other current offering: Underground Racing Motors in Charlotte, NC, asking $325,000. ♦ 132 Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Best Buys on eBay Motors Five classic car deals you missed T here are bargains at all price points, from Amphicars sold at less than half the usual retail, to deals still available in the burgeoning pickup market, and $80k Shelby GT500 KRs. All it takes to find one is a bit of patience, diligence and a little luck. Here are five eBay cars you should have bought. Condition inferred from seller’s descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller’s feedback) by Chad Tyson Market opinions in italics #221016240495-1957 MGA roadster. S/N HDALHD335487. Black/black canvas/red. Odo: 21,570 miles. 24 photos. Brook Park, OH. “Matching numbers. Restored approx. 10 years ago. Arizona car. Excellent body, rustand accident-free. Paint has a few minor scratches and a lot of small cracks. The chrome is excellent, solid wheels. The glass is good. Perfect door gaps, no sagging. Rust-free undercarriage. The interior is good except the seats, which are a little faded. Good top, but the rear plastic window has a crack in it. with the car. We took it for a water ride just before restoration. I let it sit in our garage for two years, so gas tank and carb must be cleaned. Top has a few small tears in it.” 15 bids. sf 326. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,750. Our profile Amphicar (p. 58) sold for over $65k, so finding a 770 already restored for under $25k is a major bargain. The SCM Pocket Price Guide lists the range for a #2 condition 770 as $40k–$60k. So the next $15k spent is really just house money. #230785778580-1957 GMC 250 pickup. S/N 253PT3403. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 46,740 miles. 11 photos. Tarrytown, NY. “One ton, long bed (9’ 1” “longhorn bed”) All original 4-spd, staight 6-cyl 270. Restored in 1999, no rust, new brake lines, clutch, tires, radiator rebuilt, Daily driver 1999–2010. All rust repaired, all steel replaced, no body putty or Missing side curtains. Mechanically superb, this car just had a recent service worth over $2,000.” 22 bids. sf 7. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,200. The new owner can take care of the paint and have himself a car worth double the price paid. Or just leave it as is, and not worry about the road rash gained on those weekendlong drives. Unless the decision is made to completely redo the car, again, very well bought. #290706529949-1965 AMPHICAR 770 convertible. S/N 103081. Blue/white canvas/white. 5 photos. Nashville, TN. “Been in the same family since 1965. Car was restored by a Mercedes-Benz master restorer on the mechanic side of it. Car was sanded down to bare metal and repainted the same color. Chrome was all redone. Many extras come fiberglass, stored outside, paint faded, needs battery, needs new bed wood (all bed wood hardware stainless and restored in 1999).” 9 bids. sf 690. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,401. With the rush upward of classic truck prices, even for those with a worn look, the price paid here was a steal. Especially if all it needs is a battery and bed pieces. #230786025067-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 41867S274753. White/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 19,574 miles. 20 photos. Hendersonville, NC. “Came from Denver, Colorado, originally. Completely gone through from rebuilding the numbersmatching 327 engine, installed a 4L60E (have original powerglide that goes with the car), new interior, top, 17” wheels (still have origi- 134 Door tag and under hood fender Shelby tag match.” 14 bids. sf 372. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $80,113. The better GT500 KRs average around $150k, so finding a one-year-only KR for half the price is a deal. With Carroll Shelby’s recent death, there is potential for a solid increase in his cars’ values. Even with the color change and limited use over 15 years, well bought. © Sports Car Market nal 14 w/new whitewalls) and had the car professionally repainted to the original color. Has a new windshield. This car is about as rustfree as you will ever find one, it has never had any panel replaced or had in repairs to the floors or in the trunk.” 26 bids. sf 173. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,400. Certainly one of the cleanest Impalas on eBay at the time. Monochromatic schemes work well on these large American boats. The value comes from this car already completed (w/original spares) and still room for a $5k–$7k flip. Well bought. #120906710430-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR fastback. S/N 8T02R210270. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 68,000 miles. 17 photos. Ione, CA. “The manufacture date was June 17, 1968, in Metuchen NJ. The car was not driven extensively and was garaged approximately 15 years ago. The color is red with proper GT striping. The original color code is Lime Gold Metallic. The car shows an older restoration (prior to 1990). Luxury interior. All the Shelby markings are in place. The original AM radio is still in the dash. Original instrument gauges.

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Mystery Photo Answers Put them together and what have you got? Bibity Bobity, Mibity Mobity, Wibity Wobity, Bibity Mobity Woo. — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Comments With Your Renewals Keith — Everyone — keep up the great work. — Rollin Fischer, Houston, TX Keith — Sell me your 1965 Alfa Spider 1600v. I still think it is my old car from ’74–78! (registered as a 1966.) — Michael Patjens, Spanaway,WA Michael, no chance! — KM Excellent publication. — Barry Hammond, Meilen, Switzerland Please correct the price guide regarding the number of Cisitalia 202 cabriolets produced. I can help you! — Ed Godshalk, Newberg, OR Sometimes your magazine does not arrive. Excellent magazine, have been a subscriber for years. Congratulations! — Alberto Lenz, Tlapan DF, Mexico RUNNER-UP: It was an attempt to craft the ultimate BMW — but only a minor BM was achieved. — Rick Morris, Van Nuys, CA The president’s Secret Service advance team’s BMW “Escort Edition” limo sits proudly beside the GSA’s new Bentley Azure “Party Speciale” stretched Salon. The EPA’s algae-and-solar-panelpowered “Solyndra 46” motor coach can also be seen at the rear. — Elliott Cox, Columbia, S.C. BigMotherWagon — Phillip Rader, via email Siegfried misread corporate’s memo on the final chassis specifications for the new 5 Series and increased the wheelbase by seven meters instead of seven centimeters. — Jack Frankel, Silver Spring, MD Bubba’s wife constantly complained about his Bimmer being too small. He saw a Viagra ad and put two Viagra pills into the gas tank. The Bimmer started growing longer. Now his wife is very satisfied with her Bimmer stretched limo. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Prom Night in a 733555555iiiiiiiiii — Walter Babiuk, San Clemente, CA BMW’s answer to the 600 wasn’t quite the success they hoped for. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2012 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: myste- ryphoto@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. So, how many Isettas can she have at one time? — Gary Fluke, Snohomish, WA The Ultimate Chauffeuring Machine. — Chris Racelis, LaGrange, IL BMW — The Ultimate Blinging Machine — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT “Hey Vern, how big a hinge you think is on that back door?” — Stephen Miller, Muncie, ID Longtime SCMer Dan Faustman wins a Disney-themed SCM hat for submitting the first-ever entry that is completely understandable while using very few words from the English — or any other — language. © Hi! Fantastic magazine, my favorite part of the month is its arrival!!! — George Gates, Huntington,NY A favorite read every month! —David Benck, Chicago, IL SCM has replaced all my other car magazines as my first read. I read it cover to cover and can’t get enough. I would like to see more coverage of under-$50k American cars, but other than that, don’t change a thing. — Duncan Morrow, Lansing, MI Duncan, you should check out our new sister magazine, American Car Collector, which features many fine American cars under $50k. — KM Keith, 35% increase year over year! ($48 to $65) You are close to my marginal propensity to consume. Don’t kill the goose that laid the golden egg. — Mark L. Griffin, Cherry Hills Village, CO How about an investment grade and a driver grade? —Timothy Hall, Portland, OR Timothy, this is a good idea. We’ll look into it. — KM Too much Ferrari, not enough Porsche! — Pete Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Pete, there will never be enough Porsche for the likes of you. — KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals. — Keith Martin 136 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 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 classifieds@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 1934 Lagonda M45 Tourer 1957 Morgan Plus Four Totally new from top to tires. Every nut, bolt, bearing, piston and seal restored to “as new.” Jaguar certification. JCNA Concours score 99.99. $135,000. Contact Richard, 909.949.2556, (CA) Early E-Type features original 3.8L engine with great driver upgrades: 4.2L transmission, seats with armrest, aluminum radiator, etc. This is a fantastic, dependable driver to enjoy. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1963 Jaguar XKE series 1 OTS 31,000 miles. Open headlights, repainted, red/black, aluminum radiator. 31k original miles, no rust. Receipts, books, tools, well maintained. $52,500. Contact Tom, 203.536.8230, Email: champtlcgt@ aol.com S/N Z11226. Elegant and fast. Superb Oaklands restoration with Meadows 4½-liter engine and Weymann style open tourer body. $285,000. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1951 Bentley Mark VI Fast High Speed Tourer Saloon Great history with one owner for most of its life. Superbly restored with minor mods for fantastic performance. Triumph powered with twin Webers; oil cooler; stainless exhaust; Brooklands windscreens; full belly pans. BRG, green leather. None better. $55,000. 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd. com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com 1958 MGA Fully restored by Classic Showcase, only 850 miles since restoration to a show driver level. Features 5-speed, and spectacular stereo system. Remarkable condition, great investment. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1964 Mini Cooper 1275 S 1972 Triumph TR6 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I photos on website. Contact Craig, 516.885.9356, Email: craig@exoticclassics.com Web: tinyurl.com/ Sunbeam-Harrington 1963 Jaguar XKE Series 1 3.8 FHC 1967 Jaguar XKE convertible Great driver car, not show car. $8,900. Contact Mike, 678.895.1871, Email: nsxtarga@bellsouth. net (GA) 1973 Morgan Plus 8 S/N B203LJ. White/red. 4.5 liter, 4-speed manual. This car proves the adage “Buy the best example you can find.” Great history, all tools/books. Never rusted/damaged. Properly rebuilt. Genuine 100 mph car, perfect for fast tours, historic rallies, events etc. $49,500. Contact George, 971.998.2703, Email: bentley6@gmail.com Web: s1143.photobucket. com/albums/n624/bentleyguy/51%20Bentley/ (OR) 1951 Jaguar XK 120 roadster S/N HDL4342356. Glacier Blue/gray. 28,500 miles. 1500, Manual. Beautiful one owner 1958 MGA with 28,500 original miles. New Glacier Blue paint with gray leather interior, manual transmission, always garaged, new clutch, wiring harness, brakes, original wooden floors, new battery, Pertronix ignition, original owner. $28,900. Contact Richard, 513.378.0403, Email: richarddewert@gmail. com (OH) 1959 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 OTS Full photo coverage of ground-up restoration by White Post Restoration. Best of Show winner. $95,000. Contact Robert, 410.737.8082, (MD) 1954 Kurtis 500KK The color combination is an awesome Cornish/ French Grey, a first-place concours champion and a beautiful example. An impeccably restored Jaguar, ready for delivery. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@ classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase. com (CA) 1961 Sunbeam Harrington GT S/N CT26881L. British Racing Green/black. 101,750 miles. 4 cyl, 2138cc, 105HP, 4 speed. Beautifully restored in the proper British Racing Green as a weekend cruiser, drive-in show and/or rally car. Modern add-ons enhance reliability, but it’s still a true British example. Sale includes manuals, adverts and memorabilia. $21,500 OBO. Contact Sam, 503.423.7111, Email: samcole@comcast.net (OR) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Vintage race car. Longman 1275-cc w/single Weber, close ratio w/LSD, adjustable shocks, cell, full cage, all the right stuff. 2:55s @ Road America. Race ready. Contact Jim, Email: dentici@aol.com 1964 Triumph TR4 convertible Cream w/Brown Wings/Brown. 16,000 miles. Rover V8, 4spd. Private sale. One owner last 25 years. 16k miles. Great condition. Cream w/brown wings. Matching brown top, tonneau, side curtains. Gas powered. Has been consistently maintained and on the road during ownership. $47,000 OBO. Contact Allen, 914.234.7573, Email: algarelik@ aol.com (NY) 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II S/N LRL41610. 93,800 miles. Antique white/navy blue Everflex roof/navy blue Connolly leather & Wilton carpeting. 93,800 original miles, cruise control, opera style rear window, just inspected and received a $10k full service in Nov. 2011 — every system in the car was reviewed/inspected and serviced, over $20,000 spent on service and maintenance since Oct. 1999. Has cold a/c, locally owned in IN for the past 15+ years. Call or text. $22,500 OBO. Contact Brian, 812.760.5513, Email: bebbmi73@yahoo. com (IN) S/N 51. Unique Cal Metal Shaping body. Chevrolet 235 w/SCOT supercharger. Spectacular restoration. Eligible for events worldwide. $695,000. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 138 Silver blue over blue connolly hide. $150k restoration. Harwell engine. Shown at Pebble Beach, Amelia, Palo Alto. Absolutely superb. Details and Three owners from new. 40,000 original miles. Matching numbers. Beautiful repaint by Fourintune, otherwise all original. Healey blue, white coves, blue interior. Heritage certificate in hand. Beautifully cared for, fully sorted. $59,500. 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www. deGarmoLtd.com Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery German 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL stylish color combination of Dark Metallic Gray/ Oatmeal, electric sunroof, & H4 headlights. A great driver and investment. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1986 Porsche 962 White/black. 33k original miles. Three-owner car w/ history, service records and manuals. Flawless interior. Rare hard top included, fully sorted out. Just finished a complete comprehensive service. $78,900. 847.689.8822, Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1964 Porsche 356SC S/R S/N 961-122. Chassis #961-122, Dyson Racing history. Original chassis, factory 962 engine. Known period history. Fresh restoration. Shown at Rennsport 2011. Details and photos at website. Contact Craig, 516.885.9356, Email: craig@exoticclassics. com Web: www.exoticclassics.com 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo cabriolet Baliblu/gray. Three owners from new — Switzerland, California, and New York. Approx. 81k km. Original motor, transaxle, body panels, etc. All numbers-match Swiss wagenkarte, everything on car works in 6V as delivered. Service records for last 35 years. Wood wheel, Blaupunkt Frankfort AM/FM/ SW w/iPod adapter, competition lap belts, halon extinguisher, oil pressure gauge in place of clock, twin horns — electric and air. Owner’s manual, tools, some spares, but no original jack (scissor jack). Original keys, locks and rare Porsche factory spec reference booklet. $75,000. Contact Jeffrey, 631.204.7886, Email: parzival@pipeline.com (NY) 1971 BMW 3.0CS Original MSRP over $103k. Car is in unbeatable condition. Same senior owner for 13 years. Books and records. Low miles and rust free. $10,800. Contact Larry, 928.668.1110, (AZ) 1995 Porsche 911 cabriolet S/N 2240016. Silver/black. 98,250 miles. 3.0-liter 6-cyl, manual. Very nice condition 3.0CS original California car. Power windows and factory sunroof, perfect driver. Enjoyed a lot, but other projects force me to let this go. Email for more pictures and information. Worldwide shipping available, 25 years of experience. $24,950. Contact Robert, +3236332222, Email: Bob@bbt4vw.com Web: www.bbt4vw.com (BELGIUM) 1980 Porsche 911SC coupe Highly original example showing only 53,325 miles. One owner until 2008. Successful 2010 California Mille participant. Unbelievably cool and fun. $89,500. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1967 Fiat Dino Spider Stunning Iris Blue, gray leather, navy soft top. 14k miles. Never damaged. Incredibly usable and collectible air-cooled 911. Details and photos at website. Contact Craig, 516.885.9356, Email: craig@exoticclassics.com Web: www.exoticclassics.com 2001 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe Red/tan. 82k miles. Excellent condition. Service in 2010 at cost of $12k. New, original exhaust. Cover, books, tools. Interior and exterior perfect. $69,900. Contact Vito, 586.489.1292, (MI) This is a one-owner original California car, featuring new paint and full mechanical service. A wonderful edition for the enthusiast or collector. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www. classicshowcase.com (CA) 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spyder conversion Spectacular condition throughout, with carbon fiber console and trim, electric racing seats, and full roll cage. A speedy racer ready for the highway or track. 760.758.6100, Email: sales@classicshowcase.com Web: www.classicshowcase.com (CA) S/N 14047. Strong presentation of mechanically sorted European Daytona. Conversion done using bucks taken from original Spyder. Tools. $355,000. 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) A beautiful garaged California car, featuring a 140 Sports Car Market S/N JA3AN74K8RYO13991. Pearl White/Charcoal Gray. 120,000 miles. 320 HP V6, 6 Speed. 320hp, 6-speed, AWD, 4-wheel steering, 6-disc CD, subwoofer, F&R radar, new struts, belts & service at 100k miles. 1 owner from new. 120k miles. $12,000. Contact Ross, 503.291.7160, Email: rossfarland@ msn.com (OR) S/N HLS30098144. Silver/red. 55,000 miles. 6 cylinder, automatic. All original Alabama car, 2nd owner, 55k miles, automatic, a/c, everything works. Always garaged, underside and wheel wells uncorroded. All records since new. $15,000 OBO. Contact Albert, 814.466.6115, Email: bav1140@comcast. net (PA) 1976 Datsun 280Z Silver over black preservation car with 17,811 miles. Two owners from new. 4-spd, a/c. Beautiful original condition. Details and photos on website. Contact Steve, 917.887.4608, Email: steve@exoticclassics. com Web: www.exoticclassics.com 1994 Mitsubishi 3000GTVR4 Rare triple-black factory slantnose with only 26k miles. Complete history. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Franz Blam upgrades. Details and photos at website. Contact Steve, 917.951.2069, Email: steve@exoticclassics.com Web: www.exoticclassics.com 1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 coupe Ex-Lord David Strathcarron-Alfa with interesting history. Well restored, in reliable condition. About 85-hp, 1750-cc engine. Ready to race with FIA and FIVA papers. Perfect for Mille Miglia, Gran Premio Nuvolari, etc. Registered as VETERANCAR in Switzerland since 1996. Aluminum body by Barker, London with “dickey seat” or large trunk. Has four additional 16” hill-climb wheels. Contact Alexander, Email: alexander.vonow@bluewin.ch 1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super WANTED: Campagnolo/Technomagnisio wheels. Also looking for Petersens Sportscar Classics Vol 2 (1982); Sports Car International, Sept. 1998; Auto Afficionado Jan. 2007; Road & Track Dec. 1970; Motortrend Apr. 1971. Contact Albert, 910.864.3155, (NC) Japanese 1972 Datsun 240Z S/N WBABW33434PL28000. Gray/gray. 47,456 miles. inline six, automatic. It’s absolutely spotless. Always garaged. Automatic. Power everything. AM/ FM/CD. Good rubber. No curb rash. Padded canvas top. Many pictures. It’s the ultimate driving convertible. $15,395 OBO. Contact Arthur, 914.772.8378, Email: arturob27@gmail.com Web: arthureinstein. com (FL) Italian 1928 Alfa Romeo 6c 1500 sport Authentic factory GTS with same owner since late 1970s, 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. 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) Wheels and Magazines 2004 BMW 325i 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS

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American 1939 Cadillac 60 Special limousine 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Rare Derham-bodied limo. 1 of fewer than 50 produced. 37k meticulously maintained miles. Same owner for past 20 years. Retractable division glass and leather top over chauffer’s area. $59,900. 847.689.8822, Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1940 Buick Special Businessman’s coupe Silver Pearl over Teal Blue w/matching hard top, black soft top. 327/300, 4-spd, positraction, 60k miles. 5-time NCRS Top Flight, 98.6 points. Details and photos on website. Contact Steve, 917.887.4608, Email: steve@exoticclassics.com Web: www.exoticclassics.com 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS 427 Two owner, Model 40 business coupe. Full frame-off restoration to factory specs, exceptional and immaculate tan interior. 248-ci straight eight, 3-spd manual. Must see. $33,900. 847.689.8822, Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1953 Buick Super Series 50 woody wagon Rare Impala SS factory ordered with the 427/385hp V8. All-numbers-matching drivetrain. Flawless Nantucket Blue and mint Med Blue Strato bucket interior, console, SS gauge package. $48,900. 847.689.8822, Web: www.thelastdetail.com (IL) 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible S/N 187630783. Burgandy/white & burgandy. 100 miles. V8 Nailhead, Auto. Fresh and completely restored very rare 53 Buick woody wagon. Call for complete description of the car and restoration. Over 100 pictures are available. First-class restoration of a very rare piece of American automotive history. $105,000. Contact Lynn, 509.993.6918, Email: keyesg@comcast.net (WA) 1954 Kaiser Darrin ”One owner.” Rally Red/red. Naber’s body-off restoration. NCRS Top Flight (chapter, regional, national). Bloomington Special Collection. Gold certified. Aluminum heads, PB, M-22, posi, J-56 brakes, F-41 suspension, off-road exhaust, smog system. Contact Terry, 419.392.2701, Email: tmichaelis@charter.net (OH) 1992 Chevrolet Corvette coupe LT1, auto, 54k miles. Arctic White/red leather. Electronic a/c, Bose, both seats power, glass roof. No paint work or modifications. Very nice. $11,000. Contact Andre, 440.647.6686, (OH) S/N 3495309. Pine Tint/Pine Tint. 36,828 miles. 161-ci OHV 6 cyl, manual. When only the finest will do. Fantastic multiple-award-winning Darrin. 2009 SCCA SF region concours champion. 2011 Best in Class Palos Verdes Darrin Marque. #386 of 435 units produced. One of the few existing survivor cars that were sold from Dutch Darrin. $195,000 OBO. Contact James, 916.716.1089, Email: jaorsburn@ att.net (CA) 1966 Shelby GT350 H Race 1925 Ford Model T Frontenac Special racer. Ran many times at Monterey, great vintage racer for road or oval racing. Ready to go. $39,000. Contact Butch, 253.435.9143, Email: butchracecars@msn.com Web: www.qualitythatgoes.com (WA) 1936 Ford Winfield Special One of the best survivors we’ve ever seen. Two owners from new, low original mileage. Except for respray 25 years ago, completely original. Beautifully maintained. Runs and drives without fault. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. $135,000. 203.852.1670, Email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) July 2012 Eligible for all vintage racing, great condition. Raced at Monterey and Sears Point. $39,000. Contact Butch, 253.435.9143, Email: butchracecars@msn. com Web: www.qualitythatgoes.com (WA) © 141

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Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@auction.fr. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and award winning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) eBay Motors. List your car for sale. $0 insertion fee. $60 listing fee if vehicle sells for under or at $2,000, $125 if it sells for over $2,000. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Tulsa – June 8-10, 2012 at QuikTrip Center Dallas – November 16-18, 2012 at Dallas Market Hall 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. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery’s HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & AucBarrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate controlled, state of the art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com... Where Col- lectors Collect! See You On The Block! RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Carlisle 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) 142 Russo and Steele Collector AutoLeake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products Sports Car Market Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning 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, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. 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) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) 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. (IN) 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) Alfa Romeo tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona. Combining some of the industry’s lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-543-9393 or online at www.motoexotica.com. Worth the trip! Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 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)

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introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) ished 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 Steve Austin’s Automobilia & 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) Appraisals 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. automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers presale or post-sale inspections. Uniquely located in Iowa we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartekautomotive.org (IA) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, indiGO Classic Cars. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, 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 descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General 888.255.5546, indiGO Classic Cars buys individual cars and collections specializing in the purchase of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsche and Mercedes. indiGO will pay for shipping, handle paperwork and will gladly pay finder’s fees. indiGO has capital and large lines of credit to pay the highest prices. indiGO Classic Cars is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.indigoclassiccars.com. (TX) Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a '60s muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Collector Car Insurance Luxury Brokers International. Specializing in the Purchase, Sales, and Brokerage of Fine Automobiles and Alternative Investments. Adolfo Massari 610.716.2331 or Andrew Mastin 215.459.1606. Email: Sales@lbilimited. com. Web: www.LBILimited.com. Brighton Motorsports. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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) International Auto Appraisers Resource. 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. Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new on-line improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. 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) Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, dimin- July 2012 Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc, one of the oldest The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Kenilworth, Il., As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years we have been assisting enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to....The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 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. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, 143

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Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) Aston Martin of New England. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicle in stock to chose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to Concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles. com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Lamborghini Houston. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcingcomplete 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) 888.588.7634, Lamborghini Houston is a factory authorized Lamborghini dealership offering customers new and pre-owned Lamborghinis in addition to one of the largest selections of exotic cars in the United States. With one of the finest service facilities in the world, Lamborghini Houston consistently services all exotic cars including Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Aston Martins. Lamborghini Houston offers shipping nationwide. Lamborghini Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.lamborghinihouston.com. (TX) Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Fourintune Garages Inc. 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 quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) 262.375.0876, www.fourintune.com. With over 25 years of experience in complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 — just minutes north of Milwaukee. (WI) RPM 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. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. 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. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com. (OR) 144 Kevin Kay Restorations. 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) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini German Cosdel International Transportation. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 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. 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) 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, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Inspections Porsche of North Houston. 888.588.7634, Porsche of North Houston is a factory authorized Porsche dealership committed to all things Porsche. Porsche of North Houston activates experiential Porsche ownership for customers offering a large selection of new, pre-owned and vintage Porsches. We offer nationwide shipping. Porsche of North Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.porscheofnorthhouston.com.(TX) Import/Export European Collectibles, Inc. FerrariChat.com. The largest on- 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European Sports Cars since 1986. 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classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) WeatherTech® Automotive AccesItalian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and world wide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferrari of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature Via Corsa Car Lover’s Guide- books. Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums LeMay—America’s Car Museum, set for a June 2012 opening in Tacoma, WA, explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped our society. The spacious museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts and Accessories Autobahn Power 877.683.3001 We specialize in complete Performance and Modification Projects for all types of vehicles. Spanning decades we have completed literally hundreds of project cars. Many are used for daily drivers that can aggressively ramp it up for performance venues. Located in the heart of the Midwest, we’re easily accessible. If you’ve got a project in mind, we know you want a trusted source for quality work in performance, efficiency and safe upgrades to your ride. Choose us! Autobahn Power! Visit us at autobahnpower.com. The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) North Chicago / Kenilworth, Il., As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years we have been assisting enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, TLD is your one stop destination providing the highest quality services from basic maintenance to full frame-off restorations. www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 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) © Performance Restoration. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. The Guild is one of the most recognizable names in the business of restoring antique and classic cars and with good reason. We are a multi service facility which means 440.635.0053, Exciting new location in North East Ohio, close to major highways. As always, an open, clean, well-equipped, busy facility. Several projects from antique to sports cars in the works. Always time to help fellow enthusiasts with advice. What can we help you with? supercharged@windstream.net. (OH) FOLLOW SCM sories. 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 All-Weather 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 www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General that your car is fully restored under one roof and the process is under full control at all times. Projects are carefully managed through all tasks and owners are kept informed with weekly email reports, phone calls and photographs. We are skilled in all aspects of the craft of restoration and are as comfortable coach building a car from scratch as we are doing light maintenance on rare and valuable cars or tune ups on the family’s original heirloom Model T. If you want your car worked on by a company that still maintains their passion of the hobby and provide you with the accountability of good friends give us a call, we look forwards to hearing from you. David Grainger/Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) RPM 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. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Once a Trinket, Now a $204k Lalique Renard A small glass fox estimated at $150 brings the big bucks at auction Thought and realized it was the real deal. They pushed the final bid to $204,750 including the buyer’s premium. The fox offered was, in fact, the seventh known Renard produced by Lalique. While it is not the most attractive, it certainly is the rarest. Imagine the consignor’s reaction when the little trinket that was going to realize a couple hundred bucks pays off the mortgage. Here are a few finds that are not as dramatic but are kind of cool: chief, and the chrome was bright and shiny. These are difficult to find in this condition, as the plastic usually has a number of issues. A wonderful find if you have the car, and price be damned. had a 2-speed planetary transmission with reverse that did not require a clutch. This model was in very nice condition and was complete with papers, but the box was missing. Another example sold a few days later, after two bids, for $200, so this one was a bit pricey. EBAY #200717764524— SUNSET GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: Buy It Now. SOLD AT: $10,500. Date: 2/23/2012. This 30-inch Sunset Gasoline sign was not in the best of condition — it had numerous chips and dings — but anything from the Sunset Oil Company of Los Angeles is rare and desirable. The sign was stated to have been removed from a station in Portland, OR, many years ago. A slightly better example was offered at $25,000, but as this was being written there were no takers. EBAY #230778956509— PACKARD DEALER BRAKE LIGHT-UP SIGN. Number of Bids; 20. SOLD AT: $676. Date: 4/26/2012. This was one of a series of Packard dealer light-up signs. The coolest hangs in the Baja Cantina restaurant near Carmel and is a Waiting Room sign from the Earle C. Anthony Packard agency. The can here needs some attention, but the ribbed glass was not damaged. All in all, the price paid was not out of line. LEATHER POUCH WITH OWNER’S MANUAL AND OTHER DOCUMENTS. Number of Bids: 34. SOLD AT: $8,200. This original 250 GT pouch included the owner’s manual, spare parts catalog, directions, Ferrari phone directory and a Magneti Marelli Mabo Gennaio booklet. Gooding recently sold a Series II for $700,000, so a few bucks for an interesting go-with is certainly reasonable. Carl’s A small glass fox done in style of Lalique was lumped in with four other decorative foxes and offered at an auction in Pennsylvania a few months back. The lot had a pre-sale estimate of $100 to $150, but a number of Lalique collectors noted the item in the catalog EBAY#110859586023— CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT FILE CABINET. Number of Bids: 2. SOLD AT: $97.78. Date: 4/18/2012. This well-made wood box held service records from an early Chevrolet dealership. The graphics were interesting, and most of the interior cards were in place. A great piece for not a lot of money if you are into Chevy stuff. EBAY #270911056633— EBAY #180787811268— 1950 N.O.S. PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $417. Date: 1/9/2012. This hood ornament was in pristine condition, with no cracks or marks on the plastic EBAY #260961699322— FRANKLIN MINT 1:16 SCALE 1899 PACKARD MODEL A. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $305. Date: 2/26/2012. The Packard Model A EBAY # 310392436910— 1962 FERRARI 250 GT SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market PAW PAW BAIT COMPANY LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $842. Date: 2/13/2012. The condition of this license plate attachment was very acceptable, and the graphics, while not politically correct today, were way cool. It stated “Good Fishing Begins Here,” and it appeared that the Paw Paw Bait Company was located somewhere in Michigan. At the price paid, others also obviously liked it. ♦