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PRAY’S 1939 DELAHAYE 135: Speed, Style and S 1939 DELAHAYE 135: Speed, Style and $6.6m $6.6m Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends LONGING TO WIN $3.6m The 907 “Longtail” Elevated Porsche’s Fortunes at Le Mans ™ July 2014 RISING MODERN CLASSICS 2001 BMW Z8: $98k www.sportscarmarket.com 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition: $412k LEGAL FILES Matching Numbers: What’s Your Recourse When the Numbers Don’t Add Up?

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“ When the 1968 season dawned, the racing world belonged to Porsche’s 907 LH ... as it led a Porsche 1-2-3 sweep at Daytona ”

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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! July 2014 . Volume 26 . Number 7 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 52 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Stephen Serio 54 209 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 70 West Palm Beach, FL: 514 cars cross the block, 99% sell, and sales total $24.6m — Dale Novak and Craig Gussert 80 H&H 1994 Ferrari 512 TR $143,000 / RM The Testarossa joins the market party ETCETERINI by Miles Collier 56 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo $15,008 / Silverstone It’s a beater, not a barn find GERMAN by Jeff Zurschmeide 60 92 104 114 124 1939 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster $6,600,000 / RM A thoughtful look at an important car AMERICAN 2001 BMW Z8 Roadster $98,450 / Auctions America A fun, fast car that turns heads — and is poised for rising value by John L. Stein 62 RACE by Thor Thorson 64 Duxford, U.K.: Final totals hit $3.2m at the Imperial War Museum, with 71 of 106 cars sold — Paul Hardiman BRANSON Branson, MO: 207 cool cars cross the block, and 118 find new homes, bringing sales to $2.2m — B. Mitchell Carlson SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K.: Barn finds take the spotlight at this $1.7m sale, and 69 of 84 cars change hands — Paul Hardiman ANGLIA CAR AUCTIONS King’s Lynn, U.K.: 136 of 169 cars sell for an 80% rate and $1.5m total — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from Mecum in Houston, TX; Collector Car Productions in Toronto, CAN; and Silver in Portland, OR — Cody Tayloe, Norm Mort, Jeremy Da Rosa 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition $412,500 / Auctions America Huge price for a potential modern classic 12 1968 Porsche 907 LH “Longtail” $3,630,000 / Gooding & Company Iconic, collectible, but not a vintage racer Cover photo: 1968 Porsche 907 LH “Longtail”; Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Co. Sports Car Market

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46 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro at Desert Concorso COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Now that a PF cab is worth $1,660,000 more than it was 22 years ago, does it drive 16 times better? Keith Martin 36 Affordable Classic The Saab 99 Turbo’s engine pulls like a pair of Clydesdales headed for the barn Mark Wigginton 40 Legal Files Appraisers may have to take more responsibility when it comes to verifying a matching-numbers car John Draneas 44 Simon Says Slow traffic, fast racing and rich auctions in glamorous Monaco Simon Kidston 58 The Cumberford Perspective This Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo has turned heads for 75 years Robert Cumberford 162 eWatch Marilyn Monroe’s rhinestone earrings fetch $185,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 38 Collecting Thoughts: 2013 La Carrera Panamericana 46 Desert Concorso: A Monterey star spins off a Palm Desert satellite 14 48 Art Center College of Design Classic: Gorgeous cars in a hotbed of creative design DEPARTMENTS 18 Auction Calendar 18 Crossing the Block 22 The Inside Line: Portland Historic Races, Concours d’Elegance of America and the Misselwood Concours 24 Contributors: Get to know our writers 28 You Write: Bubbles, Malcolm Pray’s BMW 507, and we look up “Porcheria” 30 Display Advertisers Index 32 Time Pieces: Telechron electric clocks 32 Neat Stuff: A pig in a blanket 34 In Miniature: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Chassis 3223GT “Press Day” 34 Speaking Volumes: Porsche 911: 50 Years 88 Fresh Meat: 2012 Bentley Continental GT coupe, 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport, 2013 SRT Viper 132 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 145 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Honda Civic EX, 2014 Lexus ES350 sedan 150 Mystery Photo: “A crusty old geezer will be buried with his rusty old wheezer” 151 Comments with Your Renewal: “Article on where all the hidden Ferrari and 300SL cheap barn finds are located. Please hurry!” 152 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 156 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Mike Daly

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Does Value Change with Price? The rapid rise in prices of some collector cars does not mean that enthusiasts are being priced out of the market Ferrari or 6-cylinder Maserati, and they did most of the work on them themselves. Many of them owned only one exotic car. Someone who is spending $1.8m for a car probably already has a col- lection, and this new acquisition will be slotted in with the others, to be taken care of by his or her resident staff. Perhaps once a year, the car, if chosen for the duty, will be pulled out and prepped for an event such as the Copperstate 1000 or the Colorado Grand. The owner will enjoy his four days and 1,000 miles with the car, then it will be trucked back to join the rest of his collection, put on a battery charger and go back into suspended animation. These new owners are also enthusiasts, but they are much less likely The price didn’t matter to Grandma I recently came across a photo taken just after the 1992 California Mille. It showed me in a Ferrari PF cabriolet S2, along with my grandmother, Dorel McDowell. I recall exactly how she came to be in that car. When I finished the tour, in my 1958 Giulietta Spider Veloce, one of the participants asked if I’d like to take his PF cab for a drive. I said yes, went to the family home on 20th Avenue in San Francisco, got Grandma Dorel into the car and took her for a spin. It was a typical San Francisco day, clear skies with fog rolling in from the ocean. I remember that Grandma thought the car was pretty. She liked the sound of the engine — and thought it was perfect weather for a convertible. At that time, the PF cab was “just a car.” Worth somewhere around $100,000, it was regarded as a Ferrari boulevardier more than a sports car. With 200 built, it wasn’t rare by Ferrari standards, and the heavier coachwork combined with the flexible chassis of an open car meant it wasn’t designed to be pushed hard. It was a car to be seen in, more than a car to set lap records. All things considered, I was glad I had driven my Giulietta on the California Mille rather than the somewhat ponderous Ferrari. Worth more today At RM’s Amelia Island auction last March, the ex-Malcolm Pray PF cab S2, s/n 2093GT, sold for $1,760,000. It had been lovingly and properly maintained during its 46-year tenure with Pray, and unlike so many other Ferraris, it had never gone through the identity-erasing indignity of a complete restoration. It had an authentic, comfortable feel to it, like a well-oiled catcher’s mitt. In fact, it was probably very similar in condition to the car I drove in 1992. Now that a PF cab is worth $1,660,000 more than it was 22 years ago, does it drive 16 times better? Does it provide 16 times the ownership pleasure? Is every mile covered a 16-times-better experience than when the car was worth $100,000? The question of price versus value is one that is not asked frequently today — or not frequently enough. While there are many discussions about price, there are few about what you are really getting for what you are spending. A new breed of owner I maintain that the price of a car has very little to do with the value that an owner gets from a car. In fact, as cars become more expensive, the new owners who can afford these new, often stratospheric prices are less likely to use the cars than the prior owners. Many of those previous owners were enthusiasts whose dream had been to own a 12-cylinder 16 to be involved with all aspects of the ownership of their cars. There is nothing wrong with this, but it’s a change in our hobby. Let’s revisit the PF cab S2 for a moment. For many years, it was simply an open V12, not remarkable in its styling or performance. From the 1970s through the mid 1990s, they were not regarded as a first-tier collectible, and people owned them not for their investment potential, but for the fact that they were convertible V12s. As Ferrari mania gathered steam in the 2000s, PF cabs took on a new identity. They became “the last open V12 from the Enzo era, with a 250 engine that shared bits with the SWB and the GTO.” They became a last chance to own an “affordable” convertible V12. Consequently prices began to climb, and it won’t be long before we see the first $2m PF S2 cab. Where’s the reward? I have no quibble with what new owners are willing to pay for PF cabriolets, or any other car. What buyers wish to pay — and what sellers wish to accept — sets the market. So I won’t find a $2m PF cab remarkable, and perhaps not even noteworthy, except as one more data point on the upward march of the Ferrari market. But for a user, is there $2m worth of value here? Is a PF cab twice the road car that a Daytona is? Or eight times what a Ghibli SS is? Or does it offer 20 times the excitement of a 356C cabriolet? I think not. The rapid rise in prices of some collector cars does not mean that enthusiasts are being priced out of the market. If your goal is to drive and enjoy a car, there are many cars in the $25,000 to $100,000 range that can still give you 90% or more of the driving sensation of a PF cabriolet at a fraction of the cost. The value of having fun Several years ago, SCM refurbished three chrome-bumper MGBs, and our contributors drove them from Portland to the MG National Convention in Reno, NV. Miles Collier, who has owned more than a few collectible cars in a variety of price ranges, commented, “There’s nothing more fun than driving an inexpensive car, with limited performance potential, to its maximum.” I agree with Miles. So let’s stop complaining that 250 GTEs are now $300,000 cars, and that means we’ll never be able to afford one. Let’s look at it a different way. Ask yourself what your plans are for your next collector car. Ask yourself which events you want to experience. From MGAs at $25,000 to Lotus Elites at $125,000, many fascinating, high-value sports cars are available. If you define satisfaction with your collector cars by how much you paid for them — and what you hope they will be worth next week, month or year — that is just one measurement of value. If you find your fulfillment from the tactile and emotional experi- ences that a collector car can deliver for you, then you’re choosing your cars from a different universe, and you will be measuring satisfaction with a gauge that’s calibrated very differently. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe roadster at Tom Mack, Fletcher, NC Tom Mack — Mountaineer Collector Car Auction Where: Fletcher, NC When: July 4–5 More: www.tommackauctions. com The Mountaineer Collector Car Auction takes place at the Davis Event Center in Fletcher, NC, which is just 20 minutes from Asheville. The featured early lots are a 1965 Ford Thunderbird, a 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe roadster and a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme four-door hard top. Artcurial — Le Mans Classic 2014 Where: Le Mans, FRA When: July 5 More: www.artcurial.com 2012 results: 103/122 cars sold / $10.5m At Artcurial’s seventh Le Mans Classic, a 1964 AC Cobra 289 will return to Le Mans exactly 50 years after finishing 18th overall in the 1964 24 Hour race. Other highlights include a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with hard top, alloy block and disc brakes (Artcurial estimate: $1.5m–$1.7m); a 1967 Lamborghini 400GT Interim ($625k–$765k); a 1973 Porsche 911 RS, two owners and 77,000 km from new ($550k–$700k); a 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II ($500k–$560k); a 1992 Ferrari F40 ($625k–$700k); a 1930 Lancia Lambda roadster ($490k–$560k); and a 1980 BMW M1 Group IV ProCar ($420k–$560k). The sale will also include a “solo Lancia” section with 14 cars from an Italian Lancia dealer. 18 Auctions America — The Littlefield Military Collection Where: Portola Valley, CA When: July 11–12 More: www.auctionsamerica.com This diverse collection includes military technology from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, originating from as many as 15 countries 1964 AC Cobra 289 at Artcurial Le Mans around the world. Leading the vehicle offerings is a fully drivable M37 105-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (USA), built in 1945. Additional highlights include a nearly 42-ton Scud A missile launcher (USSR) and a restored DUKW amphibious personnel carrier (USA). The sale will also lift the gavel on a wide array of specialty military Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. JUNE 1—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 6–8—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 7—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 7—VANDERBRINK Enid, OK 13–14—BONHAMS Kent, U.K. 13–14—MECUM Seattle, WA 14—COYS Athens, GRC 14—VANDERBRINK West Fargo, ND 14—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 19–21—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 20–21—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 20–21—MIDAMERICA St. Paul, MN 21—H&H Rockingham, U.K. 21—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 21—SPECIALTY AUTO Greeley, CO 24—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 27—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 28—MECUM Champaign, IL JULY 5—TOM MACK Fletcher, NC 5—ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA 5–6—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY parts and accessories. H&H Auctions — The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: July 23 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 66/98 cars sold / $1m Prices average about $20k at this annual U.K. sale. The offerings always include lots of 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. 11–12—VICARI New Orleans, LA 11–12—SMITH’S Cape Girardeau, MO 11–12—AUCTIONS AMERICA Portola Valley, CA 12—BONHAMS Stuttgart, DEU 12—COYS Oxfordshire, U.K. 12—SILVER Spokane, WA 12—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 16—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 19—VANDERBRINK Sabin, MN 19—SILVER Missoula, MT 21—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 23—H&H Buxton, U.K. 24–26—GAA Greensboro, NC 24–26—MECUM Harrisburg, PA 26—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 26—RM Plymouth, MI 27—MECUM Harrisburg, PA 31–AUG 2—BARRETTJACKSON Reno, NV 31–AUG 2—B&T SPECIALTY Reno, NV AUGUST 1–2—AUCTIONS AMERICA Burbank, CA 8–9—SILVER Shelton, WA 9—COYS Nürburgring, DEU 14–16—MECUM Monterey, CA 15—BONHAMS Carmel, CA 15–16—RM Monterey, CA 16—VANDERBRINK Cleveland, OK 16–17—GOODING & CO. Pebble Beach, CA 22–23—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 25—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 27–31—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 30—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 30–31—SILVER Sun Valley, ID Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies affordable British collectibles such as MGs, Austins and British Fords, with Bentleys, Rolls and Jags rounding out the higher end of the spectrum. A 1959 Alvis TD 21 Graber sedan took the high-sale slot last year at $64k. Mecum — Harrisburg 2014 Where: Harrisburg, PA When: July 24–26 More: www.mecum.com Mecum has 1,000 cars slated for this new sale. Notable early highlights include a 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Duetto with owner’s manual, spare keys and original Spica fuel injection; a well-restored 1971 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk III; a 1972 Pontiac LeMans convertible with 389-ci 400-hp V8 and 4-speed; and drag-racing legend Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins’ 1974 Chevrolet C65 car hauler. RM — Motor City Where: Plymouth, MI When: July 26 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 72/80 cars sold / $7.75m Formerly known as the Meadow Brook and St. John’s auction, RM’s Michigan sale has been renamed “Motor City” for its 20th anniversary. Star cars include a 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse, one of only three examples known and a multi-award winner including Best of Show at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance (RM estimate: $525k–$725k); a 1940 Packard Custom Super Eight 180 convertible sedan by Darrin, one of nine known survivors, formerly owned by Otis Chandler, restored with input from its designer ($225k–$300k); a 1906 Studebaker Model G tourer, formerly owned by Henry Austin Clark Jr., Bill Harrah, and Bob Valpey, with Best in Class awards at Meadow Brook and Amelia Island ($325k–$450k); Scud A missile launcher at Auctions America, The Littlefield Military Collection and a 1930 Gar Wood 28-foot triple-cockpit runabout ($250k– $300k). The Silverstone Classic Sale Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: July 26 More: www.silverstoneauctions. com Last year: 49/85 cars sold / $3.4m The Silverstone Classic is “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival,” and this is the event’s official auction. The consignments range from trackready race cars new and old to premium European collector cars — such as a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 sold at $576k last year. Average price was under $70k. This year’s earliest consignments include a fully restored 1971 Ferrari 246 GT Dino (Silverstone estimate: $315k–$380k) and a 1970 Healey Silverstone, “restored to glory after 30 years in hiding” ($270k–$305k). ♦ At Mecum Harrisburg (from left): 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider, 1971 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk III, 1972 Pontiac LeMans convertible 20 Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. The Concours d’Elegance of America, where Publisher Martin will be emcee Events ■ Rev your engines and join a “No Rain” dance for the Portland Historic Races, which are scheduled for July 11–13. If the days are dry, more than 250 classic race cars will rip and roar around Portland International Raceway. Count on displays of 700 collector cars and hot rods, a kid zone, an autocross and vendors. Admission is $30 at the gate for a three-day weekend ticket; other options can be viewed at www.portlandhistorics.com. (OR) ■ The 42nd Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will feature the Art of Italian Motoring and celebrate the 50 years of the Ford Mustang and the Pontiac GTO. More than 300 great cars from several eras of automotive history will grace the green campus of Pacific University on July 20. Publisher Martin and SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne will return as emcees. Advance tickets can be purchased for $17 or at the gate for $20. For more information, visit www.forestgroveconcours.org. (OR) ■ Magnificent automo- tive beauties will decorate the lawns during the 36th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI, on July 25–27. 22 On July 26, plan to attend one of the seminars — and don’t forget RM Auctions’ Vintage Motor Car Auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special gathering of Italian cars will take place on the 18th hole of the St. John’s golf course from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 is Concours day. Beginning at 10 a.m., an array of great cars in three classes — Pre-war, Post-war, and Special — will grace the lawns. Special classes this year include Drag Bikes, Pickups of the Jet Age, the Ford Mustang and Lamborghini. Publisher Martin will serve as emcee. General admission is $25. For more information, visit www. concoursusa.org. (MI) ■ The Fifth Annual Mis- selwood Concours d’Elegance will roll onto the Misselwood Estate, an oceanfront setting near Boston, from July 26 to 27. The Tour d’Elegance is scheduled for July 26, and drivers will enjoy the great roads of Boston’s historic North Shore. Sunday brings the grand Concours d’Elegance, with BMW and Bentley as the featured marques. This event benefits Endicott College student scholarships. General admission is $20. For more information, visit www. endicott.edu/concours.aspx. (MA) ■ Start with four days of terrific roads and breathtaking scenery. Add in gourmet food and comfortable lodging, and you’ve got Northwest Passage 2014, which takes drivers through beautiful Central Oregon from July 31 to August 3. The route includes the Cascade Mountains, the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, the Painted Hills, and the John Day Fossil Beds. Sponsored by SCM. For more information, visit www. oregonpca.org. (OR) ♦ 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance Sports Car Market Courtesy of Concours d’Elegance of America David Tomaro

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL 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 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, Michael Leven, John Lyons, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Jack Tockston CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2014 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors MIKE DALY, SCM Contributor, spent a dozen years in various Hollywood industries (film, music, and magazine writing) before gravitating back to his love of cars. Stops at a Los Angeles exotic car brokerage, a global automotive marketing company and the Petersen Museum fed the fire, and before long he had synergized his creative impulses and automotive passion into a unique freelance writing career. He tests modern sports cars for lifestyle magazines, and researches vehicle provenance for private collectors. An avowed writer, historian, and car lover (in that order), he attempts to bring an academic precision and wit to crunching the chassis numbers. In this issue, he takes us along to the first-ever Desert Concorso on p. 46 and to the Art Center College of Design Classic on p. 48. 24 JOHN L. STEIN, SCM Contributor, is the product of the 1960s SoCal car and bike culture and has been screwing around with Ducati motorcycles since he was 16. An unhealthy tri-polar interest in cars, bikes, and boats saw him simultaneously gripped by the ownership of a twin-cam Lotus Europa and Kaiser Special, NSU Super Max and Ducati 750 GT motorbikes, and a mahogany Chris-Craft runabout. After leaving his job as Road Test Editor at Cycle magazine, he had a short-lived career in marine biology before becoming Associate Editor at Automobile and then Editor of Corvette Quarterly, GM’s official journal for Corvette. He is also the Corvette columnist for our sister magazine, American Car Collector. He takes a look at the Ford GT — and how it effortlessly swam against the depreciation tide — in this month’s American Profile on p. 62. MARC EMERSON, SCM Lead Web Developer, formed the base of his knowledge about cars from the video game “Gran Turismo.” He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with an option in 3D Animation and Game Development from Eastern Washington University in 2007. For his first 3D animation project, he spent hundreds of hours crafting a 1999 Subaru Impreza WRX STI knocking down cones while careening through a parking structure. His primary task at SCM is developing and improving the various SCM and ACC websites. 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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 Bubble or not? To the Editor: I’m real happy with my investment in SCM magazine. Every month I skip down to the mailbox to see what the other kids are paying for their toys. I appreciated the “Are We in a Price Bubble?” article (June 2014, p. 46), as it’s healthy for any collectible market to ask that question out loud. With this — and other col- lectible markets — you usually can tell only after the soft popping sound that happens as the bidder paddles slowly sink back down. Your contributors all had great comments, and I agree that the top of the market is being driven by ready cash, not borrowed monies. Things look pretty rosy. There is always the unex- pected. The gas crisis of decades past had its impact, not that buyers didn’t have gas money, it’s that they didn’t want to seem “garish.” This is true of the last recession; the money was there, but society can have its pressures in the “bling” department if the neighbors have just lost their jobs. You never know. Climate change and events like a Hurricane Sandy might have unexpected influence that eats up time and capital. It’s hard to keep all your cars in a fallen garage. Also, some kids get all the toys, and sometimes one or two buyers can command or kill certain models or even marques. Then everyone says, “Wow, I didn’t see that coming,” or “I thought that wealthy customer would always be there,” as the widow prepares to liquidate assets. My point is to buy it because you love it, but as Drew Alcazar said, “Skate with your head up.” Maybe not now, or in the nearest future, but markets always have corrections. I once heard Simon Kidston say something like this: If you don’t mind losing 20% in a few years because you will still love it — then you’ve made a wise investment. Restoration shops worldwide are buzzing to finish cars for 28 My point is to buy it because you love it future auctions, driven by these new prices — and adding to the “supply side” of this equation. Keep up the great work. Always enjoyable, I’m going out to the garage to marvel at my investment — err… I meant car. — Nate Westgor, St. Paul, MN Bubble letter II To the Editor: Thank you for the great article in the June 2014 issue, “Are We in a Market Bubble?” (p. 46). Here are a few other things to think about: With the value of these cars going up so high, owners can’t afford to sell them because of the capital gains tax ramifications. Sure, they can do a “1031 Exchange” but it’s an inconvenience to find another car in a market where there is nothing for sale! Around and around we go. I have seen some people pay 10% to 20% more for a car in desperation to secure something within that 45-day window. The other factor has been noted many times in this magazine, which is registering the cars in a sales-tax-free state, such as Montana. I firmly believe that the idea of saving 6% to 7% in state sales tax is making the value of these cars go up many percentage points higher because of perceived savings. Ultimately, these cars are firmly held as “assets” and not cars. — Steve Markowski, via email Bubble letter III To the Editor: Miles Collier is wrong! The “bell” at the top of the market has been ringing loudly ever since that Toyota 2000GT was sold for $1.2 million. To quote/ paraphrase Publisher Martin, “A collectible car is usually rare, but a rare car is not always collectible.” If these kinds of sales keep up, look for a significant correction within 12 to 18 months. — David H. Dokken, Sanford, FL Malcolm Pray’s BMW 507 To the Editor: I just wanted to reach out with a comment regarding Donald Osborne’s article about the sale of the two 507s in Amelia Island (June 2014, German Profile, p. 74). I enjoy analyzing auctions in an attempt to better understand why the market made a particular call. Sometimes a car may be known to collectors as “a good car” or “a not-so-good car.” Or maybe it’s the classic “one guy wanted it more than the other guy” bidding war with no basis in reason, but at least we have that as an explanation. In the case of the characteris- tics of provenance that resulted in such a great price disparity between two seemingly comparable BMW 507s, with a $450,000 differential to be attributed to the aura of the Pray Collection, there is definitely more to the story. You rightly hit on the fact that the Pray provenance certainly added value, and you mention his ownership of the car since 1972. Your analysis falls short of explicitly stating (although the catalog excerpt you reproduced does include) the fact that Pray was the second owner, and I believe that long-term ownership and a small number of known owners are separate attributes of value. As you note, the spare original engine, matching top and original Rudge wheels add substantial value. Here’s the bombshell: During the research period, I was told that original owner, Alan Friedland, had used the 507 in Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index 356 Registry ............................................... 128 Adamson Industries ................................... 127 Amalgam-Fine Model Cars .......................... 85 American Car Collector ............................. 102 Antiquorum .................................................. 67 Artcurial ....................................................... 45 Aston Martin of New England ..................... 39 Auctions America ................................... 33, 35 Auto Kennel ............................................... 139 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 159 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 108 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 133 Bennett Law Office .................................... 146 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 147 Black Horse Garage ................................... 135 Blackhawk/Auto Collections Inc ................. 95 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ............... 113 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 23, 25 Canepa ........................................................ 145 Carficionado ............................................... 109 Carlisle Events ........................................... 103 Centerline Alfa Parts .................................. 155 Chequered Flag International ..................... 139 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 29 Classic Assets Motorsports Center ............... 71 Classic Restoration ....................................... 97 Classic Showcase ....................................... 107 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 155 Collector Studio ......................................... 148 Concorso Italiano ......................................... 50 Concours d’Elegance at the Wood ............. 131 Concours d’Elegance of Texas ..................... 43 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 147 Cosdel ........................................................ 144 D.L.George................................................... 59 Dealer Accelerate ......................................... 79 Driversource Houston LLC .................. 83, 137 Elliot Atkins ............................................... 151 E-Types USA................................................ 73 European Collectibles ................................ 141 Exotic Classics ............................................. 86 Fantasy Junction ..................................... 26–27 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 144 Gooding & Company ................................. 2, 3 Greensboro Auto Auction .......................... 101 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 129 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 133 Hamann Classic Cars ................................. 105 Heritage Auctions ......................................... 67 Heritage Classics .......................................... 81 Hillsborough Concours .............................. 115 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 93 Intercity Lines .............................................. 41 Jayne E. Iffla Private Treaty Sale ............... 137 JC Taylor ...................................................... 99 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 159 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 153 Keeneland Concour D’Elegance ................ 143 Kendall Bend Porsche .................................. 89 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 131 Kidston ......................................................... 13 L.A. Prep .................................................... 136 Leake Auction Company .............................. 67 Legendary Motorcar Company ...................111 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ..................... 87 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 149 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ........... 117 Maserati North America ............................. 164 Maxted-Page Limited ................................... 42 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center .................... 31 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 125 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 151 Newco Products Inc. .................................. 144 Octane ........................................................ 148 P21S ........................................................... 141 Passport Transport ............................... 152,154 Paul Russell And Company ......................... 37 Pebble Beach Concours ............................... 66 Porsche Club of America ........................... 121 porsport.com .............................................. 149 Premier Financial Services ........................ 163 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 15 Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club ................. 91 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ......................... 123 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 69 Rick Cole Auctions ................................ 10–11 RM Auctions .......................................... 19, 21 Road Scholars .............................................. 75 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ......................... 143 Russo & Steele LLC .................. 4–5, 6–7, 8–9 SCM’s Monterey Insider’s Seminar ............. 90 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 51 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 129 Sports Car Market ................................ 88, 136 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................. 155 Swissvax USA, LLC .................................... 47 Symbolic Motor Car Co ............................... 17 The Auto Collections ................................. 119 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 77 Vintage Car Research ................................. 151 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 135 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 159 Watchworks ................................................ 159 Zohar Marketing .......................................... 49 30 You Write We Read We believe that this is the only U.S.-delivery 507 with period racing history, and the photos he provided were worth thousands of words SCCA events, but we had little information to back that up, so therefore the catalog text merely alluded to it. Following publication of the catalog, another 507 owner successfully tracked Friedland down and put us in touch. Mr. Friedland was happy to illuminate his history of the car, particularly his SCCA racing activities. He kindly provided us with a list of the events he participated in, as well as a number of photographs of the car in action. We believe that this is the only U.S.-delivery 507 with period racing history, and the photos he provided were worth thousands of words and many hundreds of thousands in bid increments. And he asked if he and his wife could join us for the auction! The press release, block an- nouncement about the discovery of the new history, the mention of Mr. and Mrs. Friedland sitting in the audience, and use of the competition photographs he provided in the loop playing behind the car when it was on the block created some awareness, but it all paled in comparison to the buzz that would have been generated if we found all that information a few weeks earlier! — Jonathan Sierakowski, RM Auctions Donald Osborne responds: Hello Jonathan. I’m pleased you liked the piece. Of course, I was there at the sale and in the room when the car sold. I should indeed have included the racing history of the car, which does make it probably unique among U.S.-delivery examples. In reflection however, I believe that that history would not materially contribute to the bump in value, as the 507, including this one, was not particularly successful in competition. In addition, the events in which it ran were not major ones, and Mr. Friedland is not a noted name in competition. It does give the new owner something to talk about, however! Serio and the barbecued F40 To the Editor: I was amused by Steve Serio’s failure to get the point of the Gas Monkey F40 (April 2014, p. 48). What else can you do with a twisted wreck, forever a junkyard dog, except to make it faster, louder and meaner than its unmolested, certified siblings? I am curious what Mr. Serio would have done differently to top $743k. As a successful purveyor of Porcheria, I suggest Mr. Serio try to understand his subject. — Al Bahoric, via email Executive editor Chester Allen responds: Mr. Bahoric, thanks for your note. It’s always great to get feedback from readers. In reference to your question, I found this direct quote from Serio’s story: “… so why wasn’t this crumpled F40 sent back to Ferrari, where the people who built it could repair it like new, certify it and put their stamp of approval on it?” By the way, “porcheria” (Italian for “rubbish”) is not found in SCM. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Since the beginnings of clock making, the Telechron’s Electric Clocks Changed the World most accurate and reliable clocks were also the costliest. Even as the Industrial Revolution brought clock production costs down through economies of scale and the standardization of parts, only the wealthy owned fine clocks or multiple clocks. Reliable clocks would not be available to the masses until a clock’s power did not come from a tightly wound spring or heavy falling weight — and the governance of timing did not require a complex balance wheel or sensitive pendulum. Alternating-current electricity proved to be an answer to both problems. Abundant electricity served as a catalyst that spawned many new inventions and industries. Strangely, in the area of horology, one development had the unforeseen consequence of improving the generation of electricity. That, in turn, created a whole new industry — and served to improve the quality and reliability of the electricity it was consuming while increasing demand for the new product at the same time. Enter Henry Warren... Born in Boston, MA, in 1872, Henry Warren’s career began at a company that manufactured governors for water wheels and turbines. From there, Warren established the Warren Gear Works, where he developed an expertise for making gears and mechanical systems. Although electro-mechanical clocks (those employing a dry cell to rewind a spring to power a traditional escapement) had been in use since the mid 1800s, the mechanics of these clocks were still temperamental and expensive to manufacture. Warren set his sights on making a reliable clock that employed a motor which would turn at a steady rate based on the 60-cycle power delivered by the local power company — in this case, Boston Edison. By 1916, Warren’s first model was tested and patents for a “Synchronous” motor were applied for. Unfortunately, Details Production date: 1918–55 Best place for one: Above your ham radio outfit. We know you have one is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: the steady 60-cycle power needed to drive Warren’s invention was not always exactly 60 cycles. Although the chief of research at Boston Edison assured Warren that the frequency of their power transmission was regularly Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Piggy bank This ceramic bank has a lockable opening so you can spend your pennies after you save them. It’s modeled after the iconic Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” — proving that Porschephiles do have a sense of humor! $70 from www.shop4.porsche.com. © tested, other typical uses for electric power were unaffected by minor frequency fluctuation. However, Warren’s new clocks required far greater current stability, and Warren showed Boston Edison how to achieve it. Warren’s next invention was what we might call a “dualfuel” regulator clock. Mounted in the generator control room, one dial showed the time on Warren’s synchronous clock motor driven by the direct output of the generator, while the other dial was a traditional pendulum clock. The engineers simply needed to compare the two times and adjust the generators to keep the time on the electric clock in agreement with the mechanical one. The power companies were slow to buy and install these master clocks — until they realized that fine-tuning their output to a high standard allowed a market to develop that would, in turn, consume quite a bit more electricity. And, in turn, Warren and his newly formed Warren Clock Company, which later became Warren Telechron, could produce and sell accurate, inexpensive electric clocks into every household, office and school. The new electric clocks were soon everywhere. The world now had clocks, ones with a slight whirring noise, that could tell time very accurately through years of use — as long as the power flowed. The 1940s wall clock pictured is actually an advertising piece that was made to hang in a store that sold Telechron clocks. The piece bears the slogan “The first and favorite Electric Clock.” Lit from behind, the translucent acrylic dial and numerals cleverly and subtly remind the consumer of the progressive nature of the mechanism. Also of note is the bright red second hand that sweeps smoothly and silently — unlike a mechanical clock, which would traditionally move in a one-second ticking jump. Early Telechron clocks and other similar clocks from competitors tend to be inexpensive in the marketplace, with nice examples at garage sales and antique stores to fit any budget. Since the manufacturers made models for formal rooms, kitchens, schools and offices and whimsical themes for children, the variety of clocks is enormous. With regard to repair, more often than not these clocks still function, but replacement motors are still available for some, and specialists can sometimes repair the rarer models. Roll it out, lay it down Picnic season is upon us! The compact, s contained Roll-Up Blanket ($129) from Pend Woolen Mills is just the thing for sports cars w limited storage. The blanket features built-in c a leather handle and made-in-the-U.S.A. wo plaids. Ground moisture won’t seep through the nylon backing. Bring along your blanket o choice with Pendleton’s Leather Blanket Ca with shoulder strap ($25), or pair the Carrier with a “Motor Robe” for $99. Many colors me Pieces by Alex Hofberg Since the beginnings of clock making, the Telechron’s Electric Clocks Changed the World most accurate and reliable clocks were also the costliest. Even as the Industrial Revolution brought clock production costs down through economies of scale and the standardization of parts, only the wealthy owned fine clocks or multiple clocks. Reliable clocks would not be available to the masses until a clock’s power did not come from a tightly wound spring or heavy falling weight — and the governance of timing did not require a complex balance wheel or sensitive pendulum. Alternating-current electricity proved to be an answer to both problems. Abundant electricity served as a catalyst that spawned many new inventions and industries. Strangely, in the area of horology, one development had the unforeseen consequence of improving the generation of electricity. That, in turn, created a whole new industry — and served to improve the quality and reliability of the electricity it was consuming while increasing demand for the new product at the same time. Enter Henry Warren... Born in Boston, MA, in 1872, Henry Warren’s career began at a company that manufactured governors for water wheels and turbines. From there, Warren established the Warren Gear Works, where he developed an expertise for making gears and mechanical systems. Although electro-mechanical clocks (those employing a dry cell to rewind a spring to power a traditional escapement) had been in use since the mid 1800s, the mechanics of these clocks were still tempera- mental and expensive to manufacture. Warren set his sights on making a reliable clock that employed a motor which would turn at a steady rate based on the 60-cycle power delivered by the local power company — in this case, Boston Edison. By 1916, Warren’s first model was tested and patents for a “Synchronous” motor were applied for. Unfortunately, Details Production date: 1918–55 Best place for one: Above your ham radio outfit. We know you have one is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: the steady 60-cycle power needed to drive Warren’s invention was not always exactly 60 cycles. Although the chief of research at Boston Edison assured Warren that the frequency of their power transmission was regularly Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Piggy bank This ceramic bank has a lockable opening so you can spend your pennies after you save them. It’s mod- eled after the iconic Porsche 917/20 “Pink Pig” — prov- ing that Porschephiles do have a sense of humor! $70 from www.shop4.porsche.com. © tested, other typical uses for electric power were unaffected by minor frequency fluctua- tion. However, Warren’s new clocks required far greater current stability, and Warren showed Boston Edison how to achieve it. Warren’s next invention was what we might call a “dual- fuel” regulator clock. Mounted in the genera- tor control room, one dial showed the time on Warren’s synchronous clock motor driven by the direct output of the generator, while the other dial was a traditional pendulum clock. The engineers simply needed to compare the two times and adjust the generators to keep the time on the electric clock in agreement with the mechanical one. The power companies were slow to buy and install these master clocks — until they realized that fine-tuning their output to a high standard allowed a market to develop that would, in turn, consume quite a bit more electricity. And, in turn, Warren and his newly formed Warren Clock Company, which later became Warren Telechron, could produce and sell accurate, inexpen- sive electric clocks into every household, office and school. The new electric clocks were soon everywhere. The world now had clocks, ones with a slight whirring noise, that could tell time very accurately through years of use — as long as the power flowed. The 1940s wall clock pictured is actually an advertising piece that was made to hang in a store that sold Telechron clocks. The piece bears the slogan “The first and favorite Electric Clock.” Lit from behind, the translucent acrylic dial and numerals cleverly and subtly remind the consumer of the progressive nature of the mechanism. Also of note is the bright red second hand that sweeps smoothly and silently — unlike a mechanical clock, which would traditionally move in a one-second ticking jump. Early Telechron clocks and other similar clocks from competitors tend to be inexpensive in the marketplace, with nice examples at ga- rage sales and antique stores to fit any budget. Since the manufactur- ers made models for formal rooms, kitchens, schools and offices and whimsical themes for children, the variety of clocks is enormous. With regard to repair, more often than not these clocks still function, but replacement motors are still available for some, and specialists can sometimes repair the rarer models. Roll it out, lay it down Picnic season is upon us! The compact, s contained Roll-Up Blanket ($129) from Pend Woolen Mills is just the thing for sports cars w limited storage. The blanket features built-in c a leather handle and made-in-the-U.S.A. wo plaids. Ground moisture won’t seep through the nylon backing. Bring along your blanket o choice with Pendleton’s Leather Blanket Ca with shoulder strap ($25), or pair the Carrier with a “Motor Robe” for $99. Many colors 32 32 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, Chassis 3223GT “Press Day” February 24, 1962, might possibly be one of the most significant dates in Ferrari history. That was when the first production version of the 250 GTO was unveiled. Visually there are many detail differences from all later 250 GTOs, including how this car has since been updated by the factory. Aside from the tricolor stripe, the other most noticeable items are no rear spoiler, a fendermounted gas filler, and thin upright vents on the rear fenders, which are in contrast to later concave areas with hidden vents. Just about every company has produced multiple Ferrari 250 GTO models, so it takes a very special one to get my attention. This wonderful 1:18-scale model from BBR of Italy is a numbered, limited edition of 250 pieces — sort of, anyway. Each comes mounted on a beautiful display base covered in a suede type of material, with a numbered plaque. BBR further produced another “limited edition” of 100 pieces; and the only difference between the two is the inclusion of an acrylic cover! So, the total run is really 350 models — sort of, anyway. You see, they also produced another 30 pieces without the tricolor stripe. Now, with that confusion put aside, this is one great model that belongs in any serious Ferrari model collection. BBR made this model in Italy, and each model Model Details Production date: 2013 Quantity: 350 with stripe, 30 without stripe SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.bbrmodels.com is built by just one worker, not a team of factory assemblers. This is a highly detailed curbside item; nevertheless, it offers a wealth of fine, delicate details inside and out. The body shape is expertly rendered and coated with a high-gloss paint. The tires, although lacking sidewall detail, have Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Porsche 911: 50 Years By Randy Leffingwell, Motorbooks, 256 pages, $36.88, Amazon The Porsche 911 is the Energizer Bunny of sports cars. It just keeps going and going. After it came into being as the replacement for the 356 body style, the 911 has evolved across the decades, with constantly changing internals and externals —yet it somehow remains true to the original vision. From original to outrageous whaletails to today, it retains its essential DNA. Look at the newest car and you see the original clearly, like the best preserved high-school friend at your 30th reunion. Randy Leffingwell, no stranger to the automotive book world, goes back to the dim recesses of Porsche time to bring us the entire 911 story in 50 Years. And while a car this popular has been written about over and over again, Leffingwell adds plenty to the backstory of the design of the first car, and its passage through time. That origin story, like any team effort, was full of com- peting agendas, egos and the odd stab in the back, and yet somehow it all came together to create something special. Leffingwell focuses as much on the people behind the scenes as he does on the cars, using extensive interviews and documents to tease out the history of the car. We meet the men behind the car, including the two folks who really were instrumental to the initial design — Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, son of “Ferry” Porsche, and Erwin Komenda. We also get to know the visionary executives and technical gurus who kept the 911 up to date — leading the sports car world as they went. 50 Years is not an exhaustive, model-by-model dissection of the 911 line. There are plenty of stops along the historic arc, but it is about the 911 culture 34 raphy. Drivability: There is that seismic split in the 911 world, where air turned to water. But while defining, it wasn’t the end — just the beginning of a new era. The beauty and power of the 911 is what keeps it all moving forward, that and a fanatical fan base of owners and wannabe owners. Whichever one you are, 50 Years will be a faithful companion, full of informative, interesting prose and delicious photos. ♦ Sports Car Market more than the ultimate reference book. Along the way, 911 fans will be delighted with stunning images of their favorite ride, from early clay models to prototypes to production cars to 911s at speed in competition around the world. In a world where a model’s life cycle can be short and brutish, the 911 survives and thrives 50 years on. It just keeps on going… Provenance: Randy Leffingwell had access to the main Porsche historians, as well as interviews with many of the principals, which gives him all the cred he needs. Fit and finish: Like the details and finish of a new Carrera GTS, 50 Years will grow in your appreciation as you get close to the beautiful photography. Absolutely filled with crisp images and quality printing, it is well supported by simple typog- great vintage treads. The multi-piece wire wheels are quite accurate, with the correct left and right chrome knockoff spinners with Borrani logos, separate valve stems, and brake discs and calipers. By the way, are wheels the wire correctly painted silver with chrome knockoffs. Other model companies should take note here. At the rear are those famous SNAP exhaust tips made very well — but maybe a little too bright. The cat’s eye cutouts should have been defined with black paint, and the molded-in clamps should not be plated. Those three little things are my only gripes on the entire model. The photo-etched metal windshield and rear window frames are perfectly fitted, and with separate gaskets. The simulated sliding windows with tiny metal handles are set in partially open positions in metal tracks. Very impressive. Viewing the interior is truly a great pleasure. Nothing has been overlooked, and you’ll love the steering wheel with diamond texture on the spokes. The dash is comprehensively detailed, including gauges and all of the little switches. Seats are in the correct blue, and even the interior panels have been painted the correct champagne color. Considering that this model was hand-built in Italy, this represents a very good value at approximately $500 to $600. Find one of these and buy it.

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Affordable Classic 1977–80 Saab 99 Turbo Saab Quietly Goes a Little Crazy Waving at BMWs in the rear-view mirror is appealing, but beware the high maintenance costs by Mark Wigginton 1978 Saab 99 Turbo W hen you think of sports sedans from the late 1970s, the first name that comes to mind probably isn’t the Saab 99 Turbo — unless you have past ex- perience in one. If you do, they tend to gnaw at you like the prom queen that got away, the early Apple stock you decided not to buy or the chance you passed up to live in Europe with that girl from college. But climb into a well-loved example today, and you might be tempted to turn back the clock and go all Swedish on us. Saab started out as an aircraft builder, crank- ing out fighter planes for neutral Sweden in the late 1930s, you know, just in case, despite every hope of staying out of the war. Seeing the end of hostilities on the horizon, management figured that adding a passenger car to the portfolio would be smart business. They already had plans in place before 1945 to build their version of the German DKW, which had been the hot seller in pre-war Sweden. Saab planned a two-stroke, front-wheel-drive car with a focus on an aerodynamic body (see: airplanes, above). 36 Details Years produced: 1977–80 Number produced: 10,607 Original price: $9,995 Current SCM valuation: $9,500–$15,000 Complete tune-up: $800 Club: Saab Club of North American Club website: www.saabclub.com Alternatives: BMW 2002, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Mazda RX-7 Pros: Inexpensive entry, delightful to drive and faster than most in the era Cons: Difficult to work on, hard to get parts, fragile drivetrain bits and nobody but other Saab fans will notice you Best place to drive one: Oregon Trail Rally, fitted with some gravel gumballs — or to brunch at IKEA. A typical owner: An engineer with facial hair who knows how to pronounce “Blomqvist” and make tidy slides on the way up the hill to cross-country ski Responsible fun Twenty years later, after a string of modest successes producing staid sedans, it was time to get with the performance program, get with the Swinging ’60s — but in a sober, responsible, safe way. That meant more horsepower, but while the end of the under-powered, unpopular two-stroke was a given, their belief in FWD never wavered. The Saab 99 body style, an upgrade and brand- new platform from the glaringly old-school and flat-dowdy Saab 96, debuted in late 1967. But the early cars, while handsome, still suffered in the engine bay. The first effort was an anemic 4-cylinder engine built in cooperation with Triumph, followed by several progressively stouter versions, including the EMS launched in 1972. If you can’t find a Turbo, the 99 EMS is another to consider. It came with electronic fuel model injection, was only offered in the two-door version, and featured a stiffer suspension and got 108 horsepower out of a 1,985-cc engine. Before the introduction of the Turbo, Saab was known primarily as a safe snow car. The aeronautical engineers who cross-pollinated the aircraft and automotive units brought strong structural Sports Car Market Kurt Hoffmann, courtesy of Saab99Turbo.com

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racing world, Saab Turbos had their share of successes, quite often here in the U.S. in the hands of FWD showroom stock specialist Don Knowles. Sit in a Saab 99 Turbo and the first impression is all airplane cockpit, harkening back to Saab’s beginnings, with the instruments neatly arrayed around you, including that nifty boost gauge, which showed up to seven pounds of boost. The view through the flowing windshield, looking over the long hood, was a seat worth scalping. The fact that it was tossable fun, with or without snow, added to the appeal. Still, never the most popular However, the 99 Turbo didn’t sell well, even with an 1980 Saab 99 Turbo integrity with them. Saab even ran ads to demonstrate how safe they were by showing the car being dropped on its roof, which their rally driver, Stig Blomqvist, accidently demonstrated (IRL, as the kids say) on more than one occasion. But the notion of going inverted with no more ill effects than the need to buff out the roof and get all the loose change and petrified French fries out of your ears isn’t exactly an enthusiast selling point. Saab’s four-wheeled fighter The Saab world, and the sport sedan world, changed dramatically when the Turbo was launched in 1978. Now sporting 145 horsepower, it had a top speed of 125 mph, a quiet, comfortable interior and sure-footed handling. In a world of rear-wheel-drive sport sedans, the Saab stood out as a front-wheel-drive, fast alternative, complete with four-wheel discs, tight rack-and-pinion steering and, for the period, a spritely 0–60 time of 9.5 seconds. All at about 22 miles per gallon of pre-embargo go-go juice. The introduction of the Turbo, with a responsive, smart turbocharger (managed with a nifty exhaust pressure-driven waste-gate) that was tractable and pulled like a pair of Clydesdales headed for the barn had enthusiasts sit up and notice. Even in the original list price just a nickel under $10,000. You see, the new 900 (a more refined car) was already on the way, which cut into sales, which led to price cuts of almost 20% on the Turbos still headed for showrooms. Even today, the market for the Saab 99 Turbo lags behind the competition. Fanboys love them, but that isn’t enough to nudge prices much higher. That, coupled with serious parts shortages for things such as water pumps and windshields — as well as the fragile transmissions — means the market stays restricted to folks in the “always wanted one, once had one, gotta have another” crowd. And while waving at BMWs in the rear-view mirror and wicked amounts of torque steer might be appealing, and the entry fee for owning a good example is low, beware the high maintenance costs (when the Turbo fails, expect a $4,000 service bill). On the bright side, if you put a Saab 99 Turbo on the roof at a local rally, you can probably just buff that out. ♦ July 2014 37 Courtesy of Paul Goodman

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Collecting Thoughts La Carrera Panamericana 2013 Adventure South of the Border Keeping an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale alive for more than 1,900 miles on Mexican highways by Andrew Watry town square, and each day ends with a celebration amid an adoring public in another town square. Each night brings an awards dinner. Participants look forward to Zacatecas and the final awards banquet. This gets bleary, especially when it includes a band-led line dance through town and a donkey serving mezcal (no lie!). Our team, El Platillo Volador (The Flying Plate), included pilote Conrad Stevenson, jefa Christine, copilote Nelson Chan and mecanicos Ed Adams, Bill Mertz and me. Our friend Peter Lambert lent his Range Rover as service vehicle. Conrad has run five Carreras with Martin Lauber in an Alfa Giulia TI known as Taxi Perdido (The Lost Taxi). Named cars are a Carrera tradition. Conrad built the SS from a rusty shell we dragged out of my yard on October 24, 2012. On October 24, 2013, it sped out of Veracruz. Truly amazing. Before the race, the cars were displayed Passing through compact town streets adds to the excitement O ties. The current Carrera, started in 1988, is a rally for sports cars and sedans in various classes. Eighty-nine cars entered (62 finished). Half were from Mexico, others from the U.S., Australia, Germany and elsewhere. Cars ranged from race-prepped Studebakers with Chevy small-block engines, to Porsches, Mustangs, Alfas, and a Holden from Australia. The annual route varies, but it usually runs from southern Mexico north for almost 2,000 miles over seven days. The race runs between two cities each day, totaling 3,200 kilometers (1,988 miles), with timed speed and transit sections. Transit sections run in normal traffic. Speed sections are on closed rural roads, with cars leaving at 30-second intervals. These are all-out speed events (up to 140 mph) on unforgiving roads. On transits, penalties are given for mistimed arrivals and breakdowns. Details Plan ahead: The 2014 La Carrera Panamericana is scheduled for October 17–24 Where: Starting in Veracruz, the route goes through Oaxaca, Mexico City, Morelia, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and ends in Durango More: www.lacarrerapanamericana.com.mx 38 From the coast to the mountains The 2013 race ran from Veracruz to Oaxaca to Mexico City to Querétaro to Morelia to Guanajuato and Aguascalientes, ending in Zacatecas (sea level to 8,000 feet). Each day, the rally starts in a new ur 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale had left for the 2013 La Carrera Panamericana, and I was still home. With others in Berkeley, CA (it takes a village to build a Carrera car), I had spent a year helping build the SS. Crewing on the race was my reward. The rally began in Veracruz, where I flew in and met the crew. Veracruz weather was 80 degrees, with 90% humidity and 40-mph winds blowing the palm trees horizontally. The original Carrera Panamericana races rocked through Mexico from 1950 to 1954. Representatives from Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ferrari — and even Lincoln — journeyed to Mexico to showcase their cars and the new Mexican highway system. Like many road races, Carrera Panamericana ended after the 1955 Le Mans fatali- in Veracruz. Publicity in each city is key. Qualifying was on a speed section west of Veracruz, and spectators stopped to enjoy the scene. Roaring V8 Studebakers stand out in a one-burro town. Our SS qualified in 2:20, second in class and 34th overall; the Taxi Perdido was first in class at 2:18, 30th overall. On Friday, the rally began. The cars left Veracruz, headed to Oaxaca. Crew members rarely see the cars running in anger. You prep the car in the morning and get it to the start. Then you down some coffee and haul to the service location. After the service, you drive to the next city to meet at the finish. We saw no speed sections, spying the racers in transit only when they passed us. On a late section on Friday, a suspension arm came off the SS (next time, safety wire!) and the car trailered in. We luckily found the needed bolt in Oaxaca. On Saturday, the SS ran strong but was spitting water and needing refills. Maybe a bad head gasket pressurized the cooling system? Continued work showed the overflow needed modification. The car finally held its water. The day ended in Mexico City, the mental and emo- tional focus of the event, with excitement and worry about roads and traffic. A police escort led the cars into the city. You haven’t lived until you’ve ripped through Mexico City at 70 mph behind police cars, race cars, and a pickup with a trailer. It was a real-life video game. Lost, found and shorting out On Sunday, we continued the Mexico City anxiety theme and got lost. A Carrera trick is to pay a taxi to lead you, but this cabbie was unfriendly, we argued, and we paid him to go away. More confusion, then a police officer pointed us right and we met the service vehicles headed to Ezequiel Montes. Sports Car Market

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On the way, we passed pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, and grazing animals along the road, literally within inches. In Mexico, everything happens on the highway. On Monday, we fired up the car, staging an unplanned “controlled burn” as a fog- light wire shorted, which we disconnected. At the day’s service in Los Azufres, we bled the brakes along with normal service. We ended in Morelia, our hotel facing the main plaza and every-city-has-one cathedral. Outside our window, police blew traffic whistles that mimicked local magpies. The cathedral bell rang Tuesday morning; we flung open the shutters to rain. Breakfast in a café, then off to Guanajuato. The day’s service stop was in Silao, which defied easy description. The SS came in with negative camber on one wheel, positive on the other; we made hectic repairs. Underground highways and victory Guanajuato has to be seen to be believed. The city was built in hilly streambeds, serpentine and crowded. In the 1800s, silver mines and river diversions were dug; those tunnels are now roads. The tunnels include four-way intersections and on- and off-ramps, like a 3-D freeway underground where you can’t see other routes until you’re on them. On Thursday, the last day, everyone was amped and exhausted. A navigator said she was really ready to be done. This day took us from Aguascalientes to Zacatecas, with the promise of a final celebration. Sadly, six cars went off Wednesday, including an Alfa GTV. Some cars were hurriedly fixed, some were out, a fact of life. Thursday’s start was across town, and we hailed a taxi. En route, the taxi tangled with a (ubiquitous) VW Bug turning across our bow; our front bumper tore off. The driver took it in stride, put the bumper in the trunk; we paid extra pesos for his trouble. At the first service, we changed spark plugs and Weber jets for fast, high-elevation running on La Bufa, a hill above Zacatecas. After lunch, the cars went the other way over La Bufa, and we checked the plugs again. Somehow we crossed wires; a scramble fixed it, and the car roared off with minutes to spare. All week we had run second in class to the Taxi, as Martin was uncatchable. However, racing is fickle, and the Taxi’s alternator froze, ending the car’s day. Sad for Martin, good for us. His lost point put us first in class for the day — and for the race! We finished 21st overall out of 62 finishers, the top 4-cylinder car and the only Alfa The ’65 Alfa takes a breather to finish. With the cars surrounding the main plaza in Zacatecas and the race over, the drivers and crews let their hair down and the tequila and beer flowed, mostly on the participants. Everyone relaxed. Locals took pictures and admired the cars. The SS was a very popular attraction. A band passed, followed by a hat-wearing donkey that carried mezcal cups in a saddlebag. A block-long dance/parade led to a bandstand, then the night’s awards dinner. The congratulations were sincere, warmly given and received. The drivers, navigators and crews were family after a week’s racing. The Carrera is a unique experience — and a great way to use a car seriously and enjoy the company of friends and the hospitality of an enthusiastic host nation. The event’s organization is extraordinary, as is the driving. ♦ July 2014 39

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Legal Files John Draneas Matching-Numbers Blues As collector car prices continue to rise, expect to see more matching-numbers forgeries — and more legal battles Suspicious grinding marks could spell trouble when you go to authenticate numbers “ J oe” wanted to get into the collector car hobby. After kicking a lot of tires and spending many hours on the Internet, he came across a Southern California dealer offering a car that he had always wanted — a 1962 Corvette Roadster. The car was a matching- numbers example with 48,000 miles, a 327-ci, 360-hp engine, factory fuel injection and a 4-speed. It also looked great in Tuxedo Black. He went to the dealer, test-drove the car, and thought it fit the bill perfectly. Joe didn’t want to overpay. Being no fool, he hired a well-known appraiser to value the Corvette. The appraisal came back at $83,500, which was somewhat less than the dealer was asking. Joe provided the appraisal to the dealer, and the deal was quickly struck. Joe drove the Corvette home and thought he was in seventh heaven. After driving the car for a while, he started noticing a number of me- chanical imperfections in the car that had not bothered him previously (sound familiar?). So he fixed them, one by one, and now he was into the car over $100,000. That didn’t bother him, as he loved the Corvette and it looked fantastic and drove so well that it was money well spent (sound more familiar?). Eventually, Joe decided it was time to get the fuel-injection system sorted out, which the dealer had told him was probably going to be necessary. He scouted around about where to take the car, and settled on a shop owned by an NCRS judge. Numbers lie That’s where things started to go downhill quickly. The shop owner fixed the FI well enough, but he told Joe that he had noticed some grinding marks on the engine that looked suspicious. Upon closer inspection, he determined that the engine was a restamp. Alarmed by that, he kept looking and determined that the transmission was also a restamped replacement. Finally, he searched Chevrolet records and determined that this car was not an original Fuelie. Joe contacted the dealer to complain about the mismatched numbers. 40 After several attempts to reach him, the dealer’s response was, “What’s the problem? The numbers are all the same.” Now, that is. Joe also contacted the appraiser. The appraiser was quick to apologize, and admitted to having been fooled by a good-looking forgery. A world of difference Joe contacted us for representation and became a Legal File. His first option — return the Corvette for a full refund — wasn’t very attractive because of his increased investment in the car. His second option was to sue for damages. To set up that claim, we asked the same appraiser to redo his appraisal with the correct facts about the mismatched numbers. The second appraisal came back with a value of $57,500, a difference of $26,000, or about 30%. We sent both appraisals to the dealer, along with a well-written demand letter explaining why he should write a check for $26,000 to solve the problem. The dealer’s response was nothing. Just pure silence. Efficiency is the key It’s really difficult today to litigate a $26,000 claim and come out ahead. We were lucky that California law gave Joe the ability to collect interest and attorney fees on top of his damages, but even that can turn out to be difficult to actually accomplish, and the California court system can be extremely slow. Your best hope is to not waste a lot of attorney time (which is money) trying to negotiate a settlement. Instead, get a lawsuit filed as quickly and economically as possible, and keep driving toward your goal. To do that, I referred Joe to the “Legal Files” go-to lawyer in Southern California, Justin Daily. The instructions to Daily were to not screw around — just get the case filed right away without wasting a lot of time, which was exactly what he did. The filing prompted a quick reply from the dealer, who asked for Sports Car Market

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time to get his attorney involved. We’re speculating here, but the attorney must have advised that defending the case was going to be difficult and expensive. The attorney also must have asked for a sizeable retainer to get involved. We think that because, after some prompting from Daily, the response was a phone call from the dealer asking, “Before we get all carried away with litigation expenses, can’t we just work something out?” Saving face They did — payment in full of all damages, plus another $8,000 to cover Joe’s legal fees. Frustrated with the extra expense, the dealer complained, “I don’t know why you guys had to go sue me over this. If you had just called me up and told me about the problem, I would have fixed it without anyone having to get all carried away.” Daily got quite a kick out of that, but he just let it go. He was laugh- ing the hardest about what the dealer didn’t say. He never denied that the engine was a restamped replacement, or that the fuel injection was added. He never blamed the previous owner for having cheated him when he bought the Corvette. He just acted like he had gotten caught with his hand in the cookie jar and wanted to get it over with as quickly as he could. So what was the point? It’s hard to say, but denial can often be a strong motivator. If he didn’t respond, maybe Joe would not want to spend money on lawyers and just go away. But the dealer misjudged Joe’s resolve even after all the clear signs that trouble was coming. All that denial accomplished for the dealer was to add another $8,000 to the tab. Still, Joe was pretty lucky here to come out whole. Litigation stories usually don’t have happy endings like this one. But they can, especially when the lawyers are careful to avoid unnecessary effort. What about the appraiser? Readers might have noticed that the appraiser slipped through the cracks here. He dodged the bullet with his humility and quick, sincere apology. But still, the question does come to mind: Could he have been legally liable for not catching this? The other day, I was the guest speaker at a meeting of the top auto- motive appraisers in the country. I told the group about this Corvette, and asked them that very question. The group uniformly and emphatically responded, “No way. We’re appraisers, not authenticators.” So I approached it from a different angle and asked, “So tell me, how many matching-numbers Corvettes would you say really aren’t matching numbers?” The responses fell into two camps. Half the group just laughed out loud. The other half responded in unison, “All of them!” Okay, “all of them” is a bit of an exaggeration, but it does acknowl- edge that altered engine numbers are a notorious and widespread problem in Corvettes — and many other cars. Shouldn’t an appraiser be tuned into that, and advise the client that confirmation that the car is really matching-numbers is critical to the valuation? Appraisers are professionals, and are expected by the law to know more about things within their area of expertise than the common person. They are also expected to perform to the standard of their peers within the community in which they practice. When they fail to meet those burdens, they can be held liable for their client’s losses. It is reasonable to expect appraisers to advise the client about the significance of verification of the numbers — and whether they are capable of doing that. It may also be reasonable to expect them to be able to spot the more obviously suspicious situations and advise that further professional inquiry is needed. Fortunately for this appraiser, we were able to force the dealer to make good on the problem, and no one had to ask those questions. There haven’t been any notable lawsuits filed against automotive appraisers. However, as collector car prices continue to escalate, more and more forgeries will find their way into the market, and more and more buyers will be cheated. It’s probably just a matter of time. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. July 2014 41

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Fast Times in Monaco Monaco put the “g” in “glamour,” and no newcomer comes close to upstaging it concrete wedding cake, but Monaco put the “g” in “glamour”, and no newcomer comes close to upstaging it. It’s not just about the racing, of course. Since Christie’s first spotted the potential of hosting classic-car auctions here during the F1 race weekend in the 1980s, there’s hardly been a year when rival houses haven’t laid out their wares in the principality to tempt visiting and local high fliers. This year saw some important changes. Bonhams, led by exChristie’s pioneer Robert Brooks, had thrown in the towel and left the way clear for RM, which in turn had vacated its recent venue in favour of Le Sporting, a glass-and-mirrored concert hall which ironically had hosted the first Brooks auction here back in 1990. Congestion in the harbor mirrors that on the roads O ne of the advantages of living in the most organized country in the center of Europe (let’s leave aside not being allowed to mow your lawn on a Sunday or run a bath after 10 p.m. in an apartment block) is easy access to some of the best motoring in the world. I’m still on an adrenaline high after getting back into Geneva last night, in a bug- spattered, heat-pinging Bugatti EB110, which proved that even 20 years later, not much can match it for sheer Autostrada pace. Apologies to Donald Osborne — I didn’t know it was you in that Fiat 500.... Along with a host of other keen SCMers, we made the biennial pilgrimage to Monaco’s Grand Prix Historique, held here since 1997 and now in its ninth edition. The real race, of course, has been the jewel in motor racing’s Grand Prix crown since distant 1929, when a mysterious British chauffeur and later World War II resistance hero, William Grover-Williams, won the inaugural event in a diminutive green Bugatti, beating all comers, including German ace Rudi Caracciola in the mighty Mercedes SSK. Many a driver has made his name here since — think of Graham Hill’s 1960s su- premacy, and later Ayrton Senna’s “out of body” qualifying performances — and to this day it’s rumored to be the only fixture which is exempt from Bernie Ecclestone’s crippling levy on F1-hosting tracks, such is its importance to the sport. Slow traffic, high living You’d have thought that after over 80 years they’d have figured how to sort the traffic flow during race weekend, but Monaco’s not next to France for nothing. Getting from the entrance to Monte Carlo (think two miles) and the famous Hotel Hermitage took as long as from Geneva to the Italian border, and older machinery would have long since boiled over — along with its occupants. It’s funny how the principality most closely associated with supercars gracing its iconic casino is in fact the place you’d least want one: I’d have traded mine for a bicycle. Let the sun come out, though, and with it the beautiful women gracing the decks of yachts in the harbor, bustling open-air restaurant terraces, and thoroughbred racing cars emerging from their enclosed trailers (forget Pebble Beach-style juggernauts, they simply won’t fit), and you’re reminded just what makes this place special. It may have been famously labeled “a sunny place for shady people” — and have the architecture of a 44 Blasts from the past I couldn’t help thinking that exactly 25 years ago in Monaco, the rival Christie’s-Sotheby’s record sales probably represented the absolute pinnacle of the first classic-car boom. Only a year later, Christie’s disastrous attempt at selling the fabled Obrist Ferrari collection sounded its death knell. The venerable British house had a new motoring team (their stars had left to found Brooks) and the non-car-expert auctioneer ran up bidding on a humble Maserati 3500 GT coupe to $400,000, only to be told loudly by the late Terry Cohn from the front row that he was on the wrong lot. Over at Sotheby’s, a Ferrari 250 GTO found a new buyer to much applause, except that he couldn’t pay. A generation later, though, and there were no such hic- cups at RM. You can read the facts and figures elsewhere in SCM, but Max Girardo and his team’s performance was such that the total of their buyer’s premiums alone probably exceeded the total turnover of the other two auctions held the same weekend. On track, the action was fast and furious, although Monaco is a notoriously unforgiving circuit and you can’t help wonder whether qualifying grids of up to 40 cars had more to do with a lucrative €5,000 driver entry fee than considerations of safety. I timed the difference between the leaders and back markers in one race at no less than 45 seconds — per lap. Special mention goes to Texan SCMer Charlie Nearburg for his dazzling duel for the lead with a young hotshoe in the ’70s Formula One race. It could have been Jackie Stewart except for the sideburns and flares... After the Monaco weekend ended, Italy beckoned again, where I will comment and drive in the Mille Miglia, back to back with the Villa d’Este concours and the McLaren F1 tour in Tuscany. 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Feature 2014 Desert Concorso Concorso Italiano’s Desert Cousin The first-ever Desert Concorso saw a great lineup of cars roll onto the Shadow Mountain Golf Club fairways Story and photos by Mike Daly with several 1st-place finishes. While Desert Concorso featured late-model exotics from plenty of Best of Show — Tom Hollfelder’s 1957 Maserati 450S flavor to a new locale and a new season. The Coachella Valley’s backdrop of rugged mountains and arid landscapes is not a C quick drive for most Southern California Italian car owners. Yet many made the commute to the desert, and that was evident in the strength of cars on display. Desert Concorso’s relaxed vibe was a pleasant contrast to the crowds that bedevil Monterey every August. Desert Concorso appropriately celebrated Maserati’s 100th anniversary with a lineup of Ghiblis, Mistrals, and 3500 GT examples, but the star was one of the marque’s most powerful post-war sports racers: a 1957 Maserati 450S. Arguably the most significant car on display by a comfortable margin, Tom Hollfelder’s 450S ran away with the Best of Show award, also garnering Symbolic Motors’ Fangio Award. Although the V8-powered, Fantuzzi-bodied 450S was only a marginal competition success for the Maserati factory, a few of the later examples ran with great success in the Formula Libre SCCA events in America. Hollfelder’s 450S, chassis 4510, was imported new by Carroll Shelby and Jim Hall’s sports car dealership in Midland, TX. The car was a lesser-known preamble to each man’s racing accomplishments. Hall, who went on to engineer the important Chapparals, raced 4510 throughout the 1959 season, oncorso Italiano, long a popular mainstay during Monterey Car Week each August, spun off a new event this year: Desert Concorso. Debuting on March 30, 2014, at the Shadow Mountain Golf Club southeast of Palm Springs, Desert Concorso exported Concorso Italiano’s unique Maranello, notably crowned by a Ferrari F40 and SCMers Chris and Gail Margarites’ F50 (winner of the Best Mid-Engine V12), it was some of the more off-color entrants that made a lasting impression, if not necessarily in an overtly Italian way. Chief among these was SCMers Bud and Stephanie Bourassa’s recently restored 1959 Devin C. Often originally sold as kit cars, Bill Devin’s sports cars mounted fiberglass coachwork on potent chassis/ powerplant combinations that were often very successful in period. The Devin C featured a Chevy Corvair H6 in its rear compartment, giving the lightweight sports car plenty of power to match its rakish good looks. Watching comfortably from the perch of their non-compete status, three cars from the Petersen Museum showcased fascinating cross sections of Italian coachwork and American engineering. The 1952 Plymouth Explorer and the 1953 Dodge Storm Z-250 (the brainchild of Fred Zeder Jr.) testified to the genius of Chrysler’s liaisons with Ghia and Bertone, while one of the later Nash-Healeys (this one reputedly driven by George Reeves’ Clark Kent in the “Adventures of Superman” TV series) showcased how beautifully Pininfarina clothed the Nash-powered Healey chassis. Not to be outdone, SCMer Bill Noon, owner of Symbolic Motors, displayed two rare and historically important Alfa Romeos. The 1949 6C 2500 Freccia d’Oro that was driven to 4th overall by Piero Taruffi at the inaugural 1950 Carrera Panamericana captured SCM’s “Spirit of Motoring” Award, while a Platédesigned and -raced 1949 roadster powered by a 6C 2300 engine figured almost as strongly. Needless to say, emcees Publisher Martin and Editor at Large Donald Osborne were pleased. ♦ The Petersen Museum’s 1953 Dodge Storm Z-250 46 Bud and Stephanie Bourassa’s recently restored 1959 Devin C SCMer Bill Noon’s 1949 Platé-designed Alfa roadster Sports Car Market

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Feature 2013 Art Center College of Design Classic Past and Future Beauty Art Center has produced some of history’s most notable automotive stylists, and the campus is perfect for a concours Story and photos by Mike Daly Details Plan ahead: The 2014 Art Center College of Design Car Classic is scheduled for October 26, 2014 Where: Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena, CA 91103 More: www2. artcenter.edu/ carclassic SCMer Bruce Meyer’s 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer by Vanden Plas was the recipient of a Designer’s Award T he Arroyo Seco wash on Pasadena’s western flank is probably best known as the site of the Rose Bowl, the stadium of college football’s annual New Year’s Day sacrament. Just up the hill, west of the Arroyo Seco, lies another prime chunk of real estate, one far more revered among car enthusiasts: the Art Center College of Design. Although the Art Center offers programs in painting, film and fashion (among many others), it is the transportation design department that commands the attention of knowledgeable car nuts. With an alumni list of car designers that includes Gordon Buehrig, Pete Brock, Frank Stephenson, Henrik Fisker and Chip Foose, Art Center has produced some of history’s most notable automotive stylists. Of course, this makes the campus a perfect setting for a concours d’elegance. Thankfully, the school duly obliges each fall with its annual Car Classic. Staged on October 27, Car Classic 2013 was dubbed “Inspired by Nature,” an ode to nature’s influences on automotive design. While that motif was not always evident in the cars on display, no one cared, as the “wow” factor of the superlative designs carried the day. SCMer Peter Mullin, who recently made a well-publicized $15 million donation to the school, was the focal point of a Bugatti-dedicated tent that included his modern coachbuilt 1939 Type 64 and the wooden buck used to craft the car’s unique body. Garnering a Classic Beauty award, the Type 64 was once a rolling chassis that passed into Mullin’s collection in 2003 before finally receiving aluminum coachwork in 2012. Inviting the collaborative involvement of Art Center’s transportation design chair Stewart Reed, Mullin initially commissioned the input of students’ ideas for the new body. He then decided to style it as a proposed evolution of the Type 57 Atlantic. Ron Hein’s 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ took home a Student’s Choice award, while SCMer David Sydorick’s Zagato-bodied 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France won an honor in the Sports and GT class. Several Designer’s Awards were presented, including one to SCMer Bruce Meyer’s 1929 Bentley 4½ Litre Tourer by Vanden Plas. According to Meyer’s new collection manager, former Petersen Museum Collection guru Tom Kenney, chassis RL3448 was owned since the early ’60s by the same owner until Meyer bought it a few years ago. The Vanden Plas Tourer was one of relatively few Bentleys originally clothed with lightweight Zapon fabric coachwork in the style of the famous Le Mans cars, a look that is now more commonly replicated during restoration. Meyer commissioned a refurbishment at Richard Cresswell’s VBE Restorations in England, which included the fabrication of new fender wings in the Gurney Nutting style. Since completing 48 A student’s 2026 Ferrari Dino concept Sports Car Market restoration in early 2013, the 4½ Litre has been used on tours and exhibited at various concours. Kenney emphasized how smoothly the car drove to Pasadena at freeway speeds from Meyer’s private Beverly Hills garage earlier that morning. Car Classic often features outstanding alumni guest speakers, and this year was certainly no exception. The legendary Pete Brock (perhaps best known for penning the Shelby Daytona coupe) took a number of turns at the microphone, including an interview with emcee and local TV personality Dave Kunz about the early development of the Sting Ray Corvette. In addition to the award-winning vehicles on hand, a number of equally impressive cars eluded official honors, such as Jack Croul’s 1960 Porsche-Abarth 356B Carrera GTL (one of just 20 built), John Breslow’s oneoff Vignale-bodied 1961 Kelly Corvette, and Jay Leno’s 1991 McLaren F1. And just inside Art Center’s facilities, fascinating student-built scale models for tomorrow’s possible supercars loomed large, encapsulated by a 2026 Ferrari Dino concept. ♦

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Ferrari Profile 1994 Ferrari 512 TR Ferrari fever is reaching an epidemic level, and the Testarossa is finally heating up by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1991–94 Number produced: 2,261 Current SCM Valuation: $63,000–$99,500 Major service cost: Up to $15,000 Chassis #: Driver’s side dash Engine #: Pad forward of cylinder head on right side Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: Lamborghini Diablo, Aston Martin Virage coupe, Lotus Esprit Turbo SE SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: ZFFLG40A2R0098634 toring press right from its introduction. The legendary Phil Hill wrote in Road & Track that “lurking under that bodywork is about three quarters of an F40 with all the conveniences of any modern GT.” This specific 512 TR is a late-production 1994 model T that is finished in a black exterior with a black interior. It received a timing-belt service in the past year, and it has only accumulated 300 miles since. It has just 13,000 miles showing on its odometer and it still retains all of its original books, tools and manuals. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 178, sold for $143,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island auction in Florida on March 8, 2014. It would be difficult to overestimate the Testarossa’s influence on the history of Ferrari. Prior to its arrival, 12 years had passed since an officially imported 12-cylinder Ferrari could be found in a U.S. dealer’s showroom. Back then, it was the 365 GTB/4 Daytonas that filled the space. When the Boxer series was introduced to replace the Daytona, Ferrari deemed it too expensive to homologate the model for the States, so the U.S. market was limited to 6- and 8-cylinder models. During the Daytona era, it was not unusual for the cars to accumulate major dust before finding a new home. A new Daytona Spyder might have sat unsold for over a year. After the Daytona was discontinued, U.S. dealers lived off the 246 Dino, then the 308 GT4 Dino, and then the 308 GTB and GTS line. 52 he replacement for Ferrari’s Testarossa, the 512 TR, was introduced for the 1992 model year as a response to the launch of Lamborghini’s Diablo in 1990. The car was well acclaimed by the mo- The Testarossa boom The early 308 GTBs developed a little backlog, but the other models were readily available. The Testarossa reversed the trend and added a multiplier. Everybody wanted a Testarossa — and they wanted one now. Price became secondary to availability, and a new car could command as much as double the list price. Anyone who got one found they could resell it for a profit. Flipping Ferraris became an international sport. Ferrari dealers were unprepared for the onslaught. Many had happily presold their Testarossa allocations at list price. Customers were taking delivery of cars at list price and immediately selling them for as much as a $100,000 profit. Obviously this didn’t sit well with the dealers, and the new-car-ordering policies that we see today were designed to specifically limit this kind of profiteering. Testarossas were built from 1984 to 1991. They fea- tured a 4,943-cc, flat 12-cylinder engine that put out 380 horsepower in U.S. trim. The thought behind the Testarossa was to provide a fully civilized mid-engined car capable of transporting the driver long distances at great speed in absolute comfort. Accomplishing the feat required moving the radiator from the front to the back of the car to eliminate the heat transferred into the cockpit by the lines that moved coolant from the radiator to the engine. A two-radiator design was chosen, putting a radiator on each side of the already wide, flat 12-cylinder engine. The design needed to accommodate the side radiators — and large openings to allow airflow through the radiators. Pininfarina solved the problem with the boldest design ever used on a production Ferrari. The Testarossa’s nar- 1993 Ferrari 512 TR Lot 108, s/n ZFFLA40S000096092 Condition 1Sold at $95,171 Coys, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM# 201789 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Lot 412, s/n ZFFLG40AN0092084 Condition 2 Not sold at $57,000 McCormick’s, Palm Springs, CA, 2/24/12 SCM# 197044 1992 Ferrari 512 TR Lot 824, s/n ZFFLG40A6N0092927 Condition 3+ Sold at $75,350 Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/4/11 SCM# 169164 Sports Car Market Glenn Zanotti ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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row front end tapered out to an incredibly wide rear end. Horizontal strakes flowed from the front of the doors back into the rear fenders — camouflaging and protecting the large radiator openings. It was at once a triumph of “form follows function” and haute couture of the first order. Parallel to the Testarossa market there was a gold rush for all col- lector cars. The mantra became, “You can’t pay too much; you can only buy too soon.” Eerily similar to today, the next car on the market was always priced more than the last one sold — with little consideration for condition or provenance. The Testarossa bust All good things come to an end, and by 1990, the party was over. As quickly as someone flipping a switch, the lights went out. All manner of collector cars became nearly unsellable almost overnight — the Testarossa included. People who had waited three years for a Testarossa walked away from their deposits rather than take a car. By 1994, it took a $30,000 incentive from Ferrari to clear out the last of the 512 TRs. The 512 TR followed the Testarossa and was built from 1991 through 1994. It was a credible update of its predecessor. The sail panels were trimmed, and the rear lip was sculptured. The front bumper cap was cleaned up, and the wheels were nicely updated. Inside, subtle changes gave the car a more modern look, and a new seat design made the car more comfortable. Engine tweaks bumped power to the 425-hp range, with complement- ing acceleration and top-speed improvements. A new intake design gave the fuel-injected 512 a roar that mimicked the sound of a multiple carburetor setup. The change added a sporting characteristic to the 512 that was missing in the original Testarossa. While 12-cylinder Ferraris have been red hot for the past several years, Testarossas have been ice cold for over a decade. They are the same remarkable car that people waited years to get, so what happened? First, the five-year maintenance cost is about equal to a new subcom- pact car. That may not have bothered someone who could afford to buy a new Testarossa, but as the prices dropped, it was more than the new buyers were willing to tackle. Second, much like a “Miami Vice” pastel sports coat, the styling that was avant-garde for the 1980s was unfortunately dated in the new millennium. Most importantly, the 10,000 or so Testarossa, 512 TR and F512 M examples were just too many for the market to absorb, so prices stagnated for years. On the rise again Recently there’s been a resurgence of interest in Testarossas of all types. Exceptional examples of a rare F512 M can bring prices in the mid-$200,000 range. Good 512 TRs had been available for under $100,000, but I suspect those days are over. Ultra-low-mileage original Testarossas have had a small following, but now good examples are also picking up steam. Black is a tough color to find on a 512 TR, so RM’s 512 TR had a following as soon as RM announced it would be available. The low mileage, recent service and complete books and tools were the icing on the cake. If you were looking for a black 512 TR, you might never find a better one. $143,000 was a huge number for the car, but it was hardly unexpected. Ferrari fever is reaching an epidemic level, and the Testarossa series has been one of the few models that has remained unaffected. This sale is just a precursor of what’s probably coming. The seller should be thrilled with the result. Only time will tell if the buyer was just early or paid too much. ♦ (Introductory descriptions courtesy of RM Auctions.) July 2014 53

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English Profile 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo A little research — and $25k — would get you a “world’s best” Turbo Esprit by Stephen Serio Details Years produced: 1980–82 Number produced: 378 Esprit Turbos for 1980–82 Original list price: $47,984 (U.S. 1983) Current SCM Valuation: $14,000–$20,000 Tune-up cost: $450 Distributor cap: $32 Chassis number: ID plate attached to right inner fender inside front trunk. Plate under windshield Engine number: On ID plate attached to right inner fender inside front trunk. Top rear center of block next to bell housing Club: Lotus Ltd. More: www.lotuscarclub.org, www. lotusespritworld.com Alternatives: 1980–82 Ferrari 308 GTBi, 1978–83 Porsche 911SC, 1982–88 Lamborghini Jalpa SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: SCC082910BHD11036 Engine number: CC910810519432 T he Lotus Esprit was built between 1976 and 2004, and a future release is forthcoming in 2014. The silver Italdesign concept that eventually became the Esprit was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1972, and it was a development of a stretched Lotus Europa chassis. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s polygonal “folded paper” designs. By the close of 1980, Lotus was building three dif- ferent models of Esprit, with distinct chassis designs and body molds — the S2.2, the Export S2 and the dry-sump Turbo Esprit. The Turbo Esprit had a common chassis, inheriting much of the configuration of the Limited Edition Essex cars released previously. The interior was revised and featured new trim com- bined with changes to the body molds, which resulted in more headroom and an enlarged footwell. Externally, the Turbo Esprit retained the full aerodynamic body kit of the Essex cars, featured prominent “turbo esprit” decals on the nose and sides, and was supplied with 15inch BBS alloy wheels. First registered on August 25, 1981, this Lotus Esprit Turbo is a rare dry-sump original car in its original factory white paint with red cloth interior. The car was recently awoken from its long-term slumber, as it had been laid up since 1996. The car was last running in 2010, and a sympathetic restoration was decided upon for the car to retain as much of its originality as possible. First, the engine was taken out to be inspected and refreshed — and then the 54 restoration had to be halted. The engine has been lovingly crated, wrapped and stored. It is ready to be re-gasketed and put back together after passing all the checks necessary to ensure it’s in good health. The crankshaft has been checked for balance and approved, oil pump also checked and passed and the cylinder head has been skimmed, polished and valves lapped in. Presented with the car is a service history folder and original Lotus manual along with an old-style V5C. A stunning iconic supercar with staggering speeds, handling and performance that is presented in terrific original condition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 173, sold for $15,008, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ The Restoration Show Sale, in Birmingham, England, on April 12, 2014. I’m easily baited, and Publisher Martin knows this. This story is now my third installment (see SCM April 2014, p. 48 and SCM May 2013, p. 50) on measuring bad taste, stupidity and all that irks me in the current classic-car world. I am about to complete my first trilogy, and it will now focus on the canonization of hype in the collector-car world. We (classic-car lovers, admirers, owners and dealers) are often treated like a confederacy of dunces, and someone has to bitch and moan about it. Thank you for the opportunity. I must first define and explain my understanding of 1980 Lotus Turbo Esprit James Bond car Lot 642, s/n SCCFG20A8AMD10858 Condition 2 Sold at $171,835 Coys, Woodstock, U.K., 7/18/09 SCM# 121023 1983 Lotus Esprit Turbo Lot 114, s/n FC20A1DHC30287 Condition 3Sold at $33,271 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/11/12 SCM# 214223 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo Lot 612, s/n SCC082910DHD11647 Condition 2+ Sold at $8,206 Bonhams, Hendon, U.K., 4/24/06 SCM# 41790 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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the phrase “barn find” — and the way it is now being misused in the current auction forum. Back in the day, “barn find” was generally reserved for that Mercedes SSK that no one knew about in a shed in London — or the Auto Union squirreled away from the Allied Forces in World War II and not found until decades later. Your Uncle Jackson’s Mercury Montego being used as a trampoline behind the dumpster at the Hooters in Davenport, IA, does not qualify. The beater Montego was left there to rot in the ele- ments because the local tow truck driver, who speaks like Mater in the Disney/Pixar “Cars” movie, had too much dignity in 1981 to move it! Merrrrrrrrr....... Defining a real barn find Here are my criteria for a legitimate barn find: First, a legit barn find is an undisturbed, original automobile that has been stored away and forgotten — or simply just hoarded in a collection of one or 50. Second, if the car and its location is a secret — which means that no one really knows about this bounty other than the individual who put it there a great many years ago — that’s a bonus. (Think walledup Maserati Zagato in Sicily. Why did people entomb cars? Beats me, but that’s legit.) I’ll even concede that some cars hide in plain sight. A hidden-in-plain-sight car is known to a small circle of people that can verify its existence — but can’t get to it for one reason or another. Yes, sometimes the myth is true. Third, cars that are abused and left for dead, neglected and sinking up their axles in mud or sitting in junkyards waiting to be parted out should NOT be hyped as the Holy Grail just because they are old and rusty. Yes, there are exceptions to this, too. No one should pass on the Mercedes-Benz Gullwing in Cuba that is now something of a legend, even though there isn’t much left of it, from what I’ve been told. Fourth, there has to be at least a 20-year period where this rig has not turned a wheel, but the longer the amount of time, the better. Finally, a legit barn find had been cherished, and the previous owner had been well-intentioned about it when it was parked. That broad stroke can include abandoned projects, retired race cars, heirlooms or just cars that Grandpa kept because he never sold anything. This Esprit is no barn find Now let’s apply my ire to Lot 173, which brought a stunning $15,008. Any properly sorted 1983–95 Turbo Esprit is a howl to drive. During that period, the Lotus could have laid claim to being the fastest car from 0 to 60 mph, the most powerful car measured per liter, a James Bond steed — or simply a great alternative to any Ferrari or Porsche for daily driving. Well-cared-for examples (and they are few in number, as these cars were produced in extremely limited numbers to begin with) can be great bargains relative to today’s exotic cars. The non-specific, flowery catalog psychobabble for our subject Esprit describes the car in a rather terrifying manner. In other words, the catalog’s massive omission of anything important is what’s terrifying. I will now translate the catalog puffery (the use of “lovingly crated” is just priceless, isn’t it?). The car was driven hard and put away wet in 1996. In 2010, the engine was taken apart by someone, checked by someone else and now it’s your problem to put it together. No idea about mileage, history, owners, previous service, why the interior looks like a 1940s French brothel or how it found its way to be photographed at the old abattoir where it was left for dead like the previous inhabitants. Close inspection of the photos — none show the engine or engine bay, mind you — show a worn-out, fossilized parts car with a cheesy sunroof and incorrect wheels. WELL SOLD, OLD CHAP! Good on you Angus, for neglecting your car the way you did and now passing it off as a BARN FIND! A record for scrap has just been realized. There is a better way Some simple research shows that $10k would have bought you es- sentially the same car from eBay about a month ago (it is slightly less loony to buy at that price, but it is still brain damage to buy in that condition). A little more research — and $25k — would get you a “world’s best” example of that same Turbo Esprit from a dedicated Lotus Lover who probably treated the car better than his wife, children or dog. You want a Lotus Turbo Esprit? Join the Lotus club, go to an event and meet a dedicated owner who might be considering a sale. Do NOT get starry eyed at a project car — a filthy-dirty neglected rat — at a dedicated barn-find auction. ♦ (Introductory courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) July 2014 55 description

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Etceterini & Friends Profile / Collecting Thoughts 1939 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster Malcolm Pray’s decades of thoughtful ownership buff the already high gloss of historic performance and over-the-top design by Miles Collier Chassis number: 48661 T his ex-Malcolm Pray Delahaye 135 roadster sold for $6.6 million with commissions at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island, FL, sale on March 8, 2014. This is a serious amount of money for a collectible car that your neighbor who “collects cars” has never heard of. However, the transaction offers three points of interest worth con- sidering. But first, a little history: France in the 1930s possessed a number of manufacturers whose cars now inhabit the upper reaches of the collector car universe — most notably Talbot, Delahaye, Delage (owned by Delahaye subsequent to 1935), Bugatti, and Hispano-Suiza. Despite the ravages of the worldwide Great Depression, this was the golden age of French coachbuilding. The general thrust of the French industry at this time was on producing cars of style and comfort — and of solid performance without resorting to exotic mechanical mechanisms. The worldwide economic slump had inhibited French industry’s investment appetite, thereby placing a premium on clever use of standard components to make extraordinary cars. While Bugatti and Hispano cut against this grain with their over- head-cam architecture, light alloy castings, and in the case of some of the cars from Molsheim, supercharging, they relied largely on design traditions that had been developed in the booming 1920s. Really clever engineering in the 1930s was reserved for mass marketers such as Citroën, with their front-wheel-drive “traction avant.” Consequently, this flowering of French coachbuilding was based on domestic cars whose fine performance arose from the most economic of means. 56 Something sportif Our subject Delahaye, 48661, exemplifies this trend. Legend says that Charles Weiffenbach, Delahaye honcho, was so piqued by Ettore Bugatti telling him that Delahaye cars, though well conceived, were utterly boring and lackluster that he charged young engineer Jean François to come up with something “sportif.” Based on the 1933 Type 134 “Superluxe,” the Type 135 was unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1934. The new 135 featured a rigid, lightweight, lowered chassis, comfortable and compliant suspension and a light, powerful 6-cylinder, 3¼-liter, push-rod-actuated, overhead-valve, noncrossflow engine. In an economy move, the cast-iron monobloc had been taken from Delahaye’s commercial and industrial truck line — whose flashiest products were fire engines. But no matter, the 135 proved to be a hit due to its sparkling performance and fine road manners. Subsequent high-performance 3,557-cc, three-carburetor engines made 120 horsepower for sport applications. Compared with the likes of Bugatti’s Type 57 with its 3-liter, double-overhead cam, inline 8 cylinder engine with optional supercharging, Delahaye’s motor was pretty thin gruel — on paper. Given the proclivity for beam axles and cart springs at Bugatti, the Delahaye chassis’ independent front suspension with transverse leafspring lower control member comes off on paper somewhat better. Its manners over cobblestones or other bumpy surfaces proved infinitely superior in practice. Nevertheless, the performance of the top-line Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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sports cars of the period was largely on a par. Yet consider Delahaye’s 1st, 2nd and 4th at Le Mans in 1938, their 2nd and 3rd at the 1936 Mille Miglia, their Monte Carlo Rallye victory and their absolute lap record at the Irish TT. These were cars with serious competition capability. Boxed chassis members with welded floors made for excellent handling, while the iron 6-cylinder engine’s race-tuned 160 horsepower provided competitive potency. In a serendipitous public-relations coup, a Delahaye 135 won Autocar’s “Fastest Road Car” competition held at the Brooklands circuit, where it bested a 4-liter Talbot-Lago and a 2900 8C Mille Miglia Alfa among others. Today, a high-performance 135 Delahaye is one of the best pre-war “grand routiers” for vintage touring. Solid performance married to unreal design Our subject Delahaye is very special in that it is one of approximately 30 competition court (short) chassis built. These rather mysterious cars may have been “homologation specials” assembled upon special order out of race-department parts bins. Six such cars are thought to have survived. Now fitted with an MS (Modifié Speciale) engine — which appears to have been installed at the factory in 1939 — 48661 enjoys the ultimate engine development that switched the three siamesed exhaust ports for the intakes and the six intake ports for the exhaust. If it is fitted with conventional bodywork, we could expect a 135 Competition Court to command somewhere between $1 million and $1.5 million, which is pretty good money for the truck-related engine and simple chassis. So, our first observation: Pedestrian architecture is no impediment to desirability if the car has real performance and abundant competition credentials. The Shelby Cobra is a modern-day example of this phenomenon. But that’s not all you get with our subject. In our Delahaye we have a noteworthy example of a no-holds-barred Figoni design informed by Georges Hamel. This coachwork represents Delahaye’s equivalent of a Parisian designer’s edgy runway couture. Such collections are not created as major money spinners — despite the astronomical prices of the pieces. They are, more importantly, image builders for the design house, so premium prices can be obtained from the mass ready-to- July 2014 wear market. And so it is true here as well. Very few Delahaye buyers wanted to own a truly radical Figoni design. Only 11 Paris Salon style cars were produced — of which the Pray car is number seven. The triumphant unveiling of this series in 1936 brought instant noto- riety to Figoni. Fittingly, that Salon show car went to the Aga Khan. One has only to look at our Delahaye to realize that a shy person need not own one of these fantasies, and that further, such voluptuous enclosed wings on all four wheels present some real usability issues as well. In essence, Figoni’s radical design established his ultimate reputa- tion for avant-garde, if not overblown, style. He nurtured this with subsequent over-the-top designs, such as his post-war narwhal body with its peculiar proboscis. Indeed, Figoni design has become the quintessence of 1930s French coach design as seen from today’s perspective. All this brings us to our second observation: Climactic design, the ultimate expression by a famous and influential designer, will always command a huge premium. Unbeatable ownership history Great and iconic coachwork, special high-performance “homologa- tion special” chassis, the latest, probably factory-blessed, MS engine, a well-known reputation for “tireless speed” and reliability is further potentiated by Malcolm Pray’s 50-year ownership. Shown at countless concours and extensively toured in the United States and Europe, 48661 is an example of an important car of great originality with impeccable provenance. We are currently experiencing a white-hot market for really good cars. Given world conditions, most thoughtful collectors who own superior collectibles are standing pat, and only a lamentable death brings such cars to the market. That is the case here. Our third observation: Cars cosseted in the bosom of their owners for generations — yet allowed to be seen by the world as they age gracefully and perform reliably — become the trophy acquisitions for knowledgeable and wellheeled collectors. I rummaged through my library as I was researching 48661 and came across a small book created by Pray’s wife, Natalie, titled “Malcolm’s French Mistress.” It is a poignant paean to one man’s life with his beloved car. Money can’t buy that. Fairly bought. ♦ 57

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Etceterini & Friends Profile The Cumberford Perspective So stylish that you forget it’s fast By Robert Cumberford 1 N ot many cars generate so many conflicting reactions. To some, it’s an objet d’art, a museum-worthy icon of the Art Deco period. To others, it’s a really fast sports car, capable of winning both Le Mans and the Monte Carlo Rallye — as sister cars of this chassis did in the 1930s. There’s no corner-cutting to save money anywhere on the body, every detail of which is shaped with precision and elegance. Some see this car as baroquely overstyled, yet having worked with similar shapes in a wind tunnel, I know it to be really very aerodynamic — albeit with too much rear-end lift from the dropping deck. The enveloping fenders are effective, but I’m put off by the corny painted circles with cometary tails. Yet those were a favorite feature of the late owner, who knew what he liked and appreciated every nuance of this design, possibly his absolute favorite in an impressive collection. I’m profoundly im- pressed when I re this car has neve its 75 years of e gone unnoticed w has been on th anywhere in the w is the very defin truly exceptiona every sense. ♦ 2 3 4 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The top of the door is a highly convex curve, allowing the hood to be perfectly straight and very long, mitigating the relatively short wheelbase of the Competition chassis. 2 The windshield frame is a work of art in itself, with carefully machined elements. Note the slight curve aft at the top of the side pillars, to fit the door glass. 3 To those used to shorter Bugatti radiators, this tall grille seems rather sedanlike, but it is imposing and ensures the good airflow that the big radiator required. 4 All four lamps are on the same horizontal plane, quite low for the period and definitely dramatic. The main lamps are beautifully integrated to the bubble fenders. 5 Barely perceptible, given the tight panel gaps, is this little point in the front skirt profile. From it, the eye is led aft to the center of the painted circle and on to the point of the comet tail. 6 Perfect integration of the black trim curve with the curved door profile in both directions is truly high art, again typical of Joseph Figoni. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 I wish these circles were not present, but I know Malcolm Pray loved them because he told me so. The two colors do reduce the visual mass of these “wheel pants.” 8 Hood-side louvers are each a different length, as are those in the outer rows on top; consummate coachwork craftsmanship, typical of the Figoni et Falaschi ateliers. 9 Symmetrically placed twin fuel fillers are very much in the spirit of racing — inspiration for the 135 chassis. 10 The vestigial fin was not aerodynamically useful, but it is elegant, and its construction shows the exceptional metalworking skill of Figoni et Falaschi. 11 The bumpers are more 9 8 10 for show than function, but their airy elegance and graceful curves are excellent punctuation for the flowing sheet-metal forms. 12 The curved baseline of the body was genuinely radical in the 1930s, when almost all cars had a straight line at the bottom, even racing cars. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) More visual conflict. A truck-like shift lever, a racing steering wheel, luxurious seats, delicate bright trim pieces on an almost-austere panel, elegant cabinetry-quality carved woodwork on the doors — all of it expressing the mastery of the body builder. 7 11 12 58 Sports Car Market

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German Profile Column Author 2001 BMW Z8 Roadster The Z8 boasted a 0–60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and outperformed the Ferrari 360 Modena by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 2000–03 Number produced: 5,703 Original list price: $128,000 Current SCM Valuation: $100,000– $125,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $75 Chassis #: Driver’s side dash at windshield Engine #: Top of block, stamped between cylinder banks Club: BMW Car Club of America More: www.bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1999–2004 Porsche 996 Carrera Cabriolet, 2001–04 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 1997–2004 Jaguar XK8 convertible SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2002 BMW Z8 Lot S771, s/n WBAEJ13482AH61279 Condition 2+ Sold at $130,000 T he Z8 is BMW’s spiritual successor to the 1950s 507 roadster. Both have a long hood with short deck design, which creates a powerful and sporty appearance. This limited-production roadster with optional hard top is equipped with a 4.9-liter DOHC V8 as used in the M5, mated to a proper 6-speed manual gearbox and producing nearly 400 horsepower. The Z8 has electronic traction control and four- wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and factory alloy wheels. This example has fewer than 51,000 miles and is handsomely presented in Titanium Silver Metallic with a black leather interior. The removable hard top is in the same color as the body and has a rear-window defogger. The soft top is black and the remote mirrors are chrome. In developing the Z8, BMW married form and func- tion like never before. The design is flawless from any angle, inside and out, carried over from Henrik Fisker’s Z07 concept introduced at Tokyo in 1997 and paying homage to the Count Albrecht Goertz-designed 507 of the 1950s with side vents, a sleek front end and such retro touches as a banjo-type steering wheel. With 50/50 weight distribution and the accelera- tion of a Ferrari 360 Modena, this was BMW’s fastest roadster to date, the movie car choice of James Bond and a true supercar with brilliant braking and cornering. Motor Trend magazine brought out its true “M” poten- 60 tial, achieving a 0–60-mph sprint of just 4.2 seconds, and top speed was reported as 155 mph. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 743, sold for $98,450, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale, FL, sale on March 16, 2014. Conventional wisdom says that cars that may become collectible hit their lowest price at about 15 years of age. After that point, prices either stabilize or start heading back up, depending on the particular qualities of the vehicle and, of course, condition. With an original retail price of $128,000 and 13 years gone by since this Z8 was new, the purchase price of $98,450 seems in line with expectations. SCM’s Price Guide shows a value range of $100,000 up to $125,000. A total of 5,703 Z8 roadsters were produced from model years 2000 to 2003. A bit less than half (2,543 cars) of that production total was imported to the United States, but many gray-market examples have emigrated as well. As a note, 555 units of the “Alpina” edition of the Z8 were produced for the 2003 model year, and 450 of those were imported to the U.S. In the Alpina, the 6-speed manual is replaced with a 5-speed automatic — and engine power drops to 383 horsepower. The Alpina trades the Z8 sports car mojo for Grand Touring comfort, and is worth about 10% more than a straight Z8. That tells 2001 BMW Z8 Lot 617, s/n WBAEJ11090AF77448 Condition 1Sold at $137,500 Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/23/13 SCM# 215710 2001 BMW Z8 Lot U98, s/n WBAEJ13491AH60561 Condition 2+ Sold at $90,950 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/18/13 SCM# 216593 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/14 SCM# 232312 Sports Car Market Ryan Merrill © 2014, courtesy of Auctions America

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you who is buying these cars — it’s sure not the boy racers who love tweaking their M3s. Beating up on Corvette and Ferrari There’s no doubting the Z8’s performance bona fides. The driveline and chassis of the Z8 are straight out of the deservedly popular M5, and 400 horsepower was a breathtaking amount when this car was built. The Z8 beat the state-of-the-art C5 Corvette Z06 by 15 ponies. The Z8 also outperformed the Ferrari 360 Modena at the time of its introduction, boasting a 0–60 time of 4.7 seconds. Independent testing found that even that figure might have been understated, as Motor Trend launched one from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Holding steady So where is the market today? The Z8 seems to have held its value very nicely over the years, and I wouldn’t expect values to go much lower as the cars pass the 15-year basement. This isn’t a Miata that started off cheap and got parked outside — or even a Corvette that has been rendered frumpy by newer and sexier models. If a buyer wants a BMW with M5 performance and a roadster body, this is the car. If you don’t choose the Z8, you either dig up the extra cash for an M1 coupe and the supercar lifestyle, or go pick up one of the many Z3 or Z4 models and keep a bunch of money in the bank. Looking at this particular car, the mileage is reasonable, and like all of these mod- els (except the one sawn in half in the service of James Bond), this one has been well cared for. It’s a good bet that the buyer won’t get any nasty surprises at his first oil change. With 50,000 miles on the clock, this car is no museum piece that would benefit from continuing the time-capsule treatment. It is a nice, powerful gentleman’s roadster that will turn heads and remain enjoyable for years to come — and then sell for a reasonable price, even if it doesn’t turn a profit. However, that evaluation takes place in the mind of the buyer, and we don’t know his motivations. If he purchased this Z8 as a car to drive and enjoy, then we can fairly call the car well bought. If he thinks there’s a big financial upside in his future, then the car was well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions Amer- ica.) July 2014 61

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American Profile 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition If modern “plastic cars” ever reach silly-money range, this low-mileage Ford GT Heritage Edition will lead the way by John L. Stein Details Years produced: 2004–06 Number produced: 4,038 Original list price: $149,995 Current SCM Valuation: $250,000– $350,000 Tune-up cost: $850 Chassis #: Lower-left windshield corner Engine #: Bar code sticker on valve cover Club: www.fordgt.org More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_GT Alternatives: 2010–11 Ferrari 599 GTO, 2007–11 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, 2004–05 Porsche Carrera GT SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 2006 Ford GT I Lot 465, s/n 1FAFP90S96Y401090 Condition 1Sold at $217,000 nspired by the all-conquering GT40 race cars that beat Ferrari at Le Mans and won the famed 24-hour race four years in a row, the Ford GT was much more than a mere design resemblance when it was launched. It was a supercar the likes of which Detroit had never before produced. On top speed alone, it surpassed even the Porsche Carrera GT and Mercedes-McLaren SLR. It even set new lap records on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife — faster than many of the highly developed cars from Porsche. The blue and orange JW Automotive/Gulf Oil livery worn by the cars of the John Wyer racing teams of the 1960s and 1970s is one of the most widely respected and recognized in the world. In 2006, Ford added this special limited-edition paint scheme to the exclusive GT, with this particular machine finished in a striking Heritage Blue with Epic Orange stripes and white roundels, and displaying the racing number “6” in honor of the last victory at Le Mans for the legendary GT40. Power comes from a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 with a 6-speed gearbox, producing 550 horsepower and uttering a throaty, muscular exhaust note. Featuring space-age construction technologies, the GT was produced in four distinct stages. Initial assembly was at Norwalk, Ohio’s Mayflower Vehicle Systems. The cars were painted by Saleen at the Saleen Special Vehicles facility in Troy, MI, and engine assembly was at Ford’s Romeo, MI, engine plant. Finally, engine and transmission installation, plus interior finishing, was at Ford’s Wixom, MI, plant. This “Heritage” Ford GT is one of 343 produced. With meticulous ownership from new and only 80 miles 62 driven, this remarkable example is, for all practical matters, a new car. It is factory-equipped with all four available options, including the $5,000 painted stripes, the $4,000 McIntosh CD stereo system, the $3,500 lightweight BBS forged-aluminum wheels, and the $750 color-matched Brembo brake calipers. Only 4,038 Ford GT cars were produced, with ap- proximately 550, 1,900 and 1,600 built during 2004, 2005 and 2006, respectively. Demand outstripped supply, with early cars selling for substantial premiums over the MSRP. It would no doubt be to the delight of Henry Ford II, Enzo Ferrari’s archrival during the 1960s, that the Ford GT remains more than capable of running with its competition from Maranello today. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 548, sold for $412,500, including buyer’s premium, at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale, FL, auction on March 15, 2014. To borrow from the old “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” script, the usual scenario for supercar values in the first decades after purchase is “Dive! Dive!” However the value curve for the Ford GT has defied convention ever since the model was launched for 2004. At first, the car’s value impressively held its own, with quickly flipped examples even surpassing their original MSRP. Then they began to creep upward from there. Five years ago, in 2009, SCM tracked a 2005 model at the Bonhams auction in Sydney, Australia, that sold for $187,128 — a heady premium over the car’s original MSRP (SCM# 154426). And in 2012, at RM’s Dingman Collection sale, Sports Car Market 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition Lot 1089, s/n 1FAFP90S16Y400662 Condition 1- Not sold at $200,000 Kruse, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1/4/08 SCM# 48256 Leake, Dallas, TX, 11/24/13 SCM# 231556 2006 Ford GT Lot 110, s/n 1FAFP90S66Y401063 Condition 2+ Sold at 209,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/16/13 SCM# 227106 Ryan Merrill © 2014, courtesy of Auctions America

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a 2005 model sold for $242,000, continuing the upward drive (October 2012, American Profile, p. 56). And now this Auctions America example, Lot 548, has hit $412,500 — a most impressive bump indeed. What’s going on here? Why this car? Many premium items are seeing strong gains right now, from collector cars to real estate to stocks. So the Ford GT is not alone in this area. Specific to this model though, I believe there are two factors in play here. One is that America has produced so few exotic sports cars that took on the world’s best at Le Mans. In the post-war era, there were Cunninghams and Cobras, and Chaparrals, Corvettes, Vipers — and Ford GT40s. Not a long list, and the Ford GT40’s battles with Ferrari were legendary. Discounting continuation Cobras and Daytona coupes as basically hobby cars, only the Ford GT was properly rekindled as a truly modern version of its former self. And it was a great model to pick for the honor, because the Ford GT40 stood very tall in its day. Famously green-lighted by Hank the Deuce when Enzo rebuffed his overture to buy Ferrari, the original race car was one of the best antagonistic racing programs ever devised — build an American car, take it to Europe and destroy Ferrari’s grip on the most important sports car race in the world. The Ford GT40 did just that, not just once, but four times. As such, it earned a sweethearts-forever place in American car culture, and when Ford created the 4,000-odd re-dos, they were instantly in demand. Second, this Ford GT was so authentic, so compassionately rendered, and such a good sports car. Compared with other, rather performancedeprived retro-cars, such as Plymouth’s PT Cruiser and Prowler and even Ford’s own Thunderbird, having one this good made people feel nothing but good themselves. A classic modern car? There is another possible factor that I’ll admit to have been won- dering about for a while. Will computer-infested, thermoplasticinjection-molded, CAD/CAM robotically created, and DOT/NHSTA/ EPA-certified cars ever achieve status as true classics? Although the advancement of such modern “plastic cars” into silly-money range is still likely incomprehensible to some, we could well be headed there, with cars such as the Ford GT leading the way. Should this ever happen, it will strongly prove that high collector car prices are not necessarily driven by hand-beaten aluminum and twinchoke Webers, but rather emotion. The original mid-1960s Ford GT40 had this in spades, and the 2004–06 Ford GT repops do too. At first, it seems the price paid for this fully optioned example was over the top. But considering that the car is among the best examples of the best commemorative-edition sports cars the U.S. — or any other country — has ever built, maybe it’s not over the top at all. But I’m still calling it really well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) July 2014 63

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Race Car Profile 1968 Porsche 907 LH “Longtail” This iconic, collectible car is where frustration ended and domination began for Porsche endurance racing by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1967–68 Number built: Eight (two left in LH form) Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $1,600,000– $2,300,000 Cost per hour to race: $2,500 Engine #: Unknown Chassis #: Tag on tube in engine bay Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1967–68 Porsche 910, 1968–69 Porsche 908, 1967–68 Ferrari 206 Dino SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 907005 Engine Internal number: 11 T oday, Porsche remains the uncontested champion of more endurance races than any other manufacturer, having amassed the most outright wins at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. Yet in the early 1960s, Porsche remained an unconventional, small-displacement manufacturer only capable of winning class victories. At the onset of the prototype era, however, Porsche’s strategy on motorsports development was beginning to pay great dividends. Their immediate focus was to build a Porsche Le Mans winner for 1967. That year’s event guaranteed competition between Ford and Ferrari, with the ever-increasing displacement of the GT40 and P-car alike. To contend, Porsche needed more than a reliable powerplant. Ferdinand Piëch determined that the key to success was efficiency. Given Porsche’s activities in Formula One and fantastic success in the hillclimb championships with the 904 and 906 derivatives, Piëch and his experimental department had much experience to draw from. Chassis refinement of the 910 coincided with further work on Porsche’s flat 8-cylinder engine, which showed promise but was not yet capable of prolonged use. The development of the new 907 was well under way, yet the success of its design would come from its form. While the 910 chassis offered exceptional handling, Le Mans’ Mulsanne Straight challenged Porsche to achieve new speeds. Drawing from streamlined designs, Porsche’s wind-tunnel testing produced a form reminiscent of the 550 coupe, a precursor to legendary Porsches to follow. With a low, short nose; dipped fender line; small, aerodynamic greenhouse in fighter-jet fashion; and a long, smooth tail, the 907 was unlike anything Porsche had ever designed. 64 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 66, sold for $3,630,000 at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 7, 2014. If you’ve got high aspirations, there’s nothing like being the little kid on the block to make you obsessive. Although no weakling, Porsche had spent its life in the welterweight class, watching the big boys get the glory and the podium finishes in all the serious events. It was frustrating; they could get so close, but in the end there was no substitute for cubic inches, and the biggest engine Porsche had was its Type 771 2.2-liter flat 8. But just maybe, if they could get the weight and drag coefficient down far enough, they could challenge for an overall victory on a really long, fast course — such as Le Mans. Once the dreaming started, things started to fall into place. From frustration to domination Making sense of how the 907 fits into things requires an overview of Porsche’s racing models of the 1960s. For a more detailed look, I highly recommend Karl Ludvigsen’s superb book Porsche — Excellence Was Expected, from which I obtained most of the history. At the beginning of the decade, Porsche was racing the RS 60 and RS 61 models; alloy-bodied, tube-frame racers that had evolved from the 550 Spyders of the 1950s and were at the end of their competitiveness. To replace them, Porsche started with a mostly clean sheet of paper to create the 904, which utilized a folded steel chassis with a fiberglass body and new suspension. The 4-cam 2-liter engine and transmission from the earlier cars was retained because the new 2-liter six was not considered ready for competition. It was conceived as a dual-purpose car, suitable for both GT and racing Sports Car Market 1967 Porsche 910 Works Lot 234, s/n 910026 Condition: 1Sold at $799,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/12/10 SCM# 165660 1972 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder Lot 236, s/n 917031 Condition 1- Sold at $3,967,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/12/10 SCM# 165587 1961 Porsche RS 61 Lot 55, s/n 718070 Condition 1- Sold at $1,705,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/10 SCM# 159994 Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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use, with the serious racing versions getting the new six or the GP-based 711 flat eight. The problem with a dual-personality approach was that it was a bit heavy, particularly for the European Hillclimb Championship that Porsche sort of assumed it owned. So when Ferrari’s 206 Dino started winning the series, it was time for a radical departure. In a frantic several months during the late summer of 1965, the experimental department created a one-off hillclimb special that became known as the “Ollon-Villars Spyder.” Although technically still a 904 (chassis 906/010), it had a tubular frame, new suspension, 13-inch wheels (along with hubs, brakes and uprights) bought from the Lotus F1 team, a very light, open body, and the 771 flat eight engine. The car arrived too late to save the hillclimb championship, but it re-established the idea of a tubeframed pure racer in the Porsche mentality. The 904 was quickly replaced by the 906, which used the now- well-developed Carrera 6 engine in the tubular frame developed for the hillclimb car but retaining the suspension, brakes, and 15-inch wheels from the 904. The 906 proved to be a very formidable and successful com- petitor, but this was a time of very fast evolution, so Porsche’s next step was to develop their own version of the Lotus bits used on the Ollon-Villars Spyder and adapt them to the 906 chassis. The 13-inch wheels and developing tire technology allowed the new car to be substantially lower and have a much lower drag coefficient, with the body tightly wrapped around the components. It still used the 906 engine and transmission, but it was much faster. Porsche named it the 910, which is strangely out of sequence: The best guess is that the number came from the Ollon-Villars Spyder it mimicked (chassis 010). With the 910, Porsche had gotten itself in an extremely frustrating position. They owned the 2-liter class and were almost — but not quite — fast enough to aspire to overall wins. Dreams of glory and overall wins had started to stir – it was time to double down and go for it. Enter the 907. The start of something fast The 907 was conceived and built as a way to win the 1967 Le Mans race. It was fundamentally a lightweight 910 built to carry the 2.2-liter 771 flat eight wrapped in the absolutely lowest drag coupe body that it was possible to design and fit a driver inside. Unfortunately, the eight wasn’t yet reliable enough for a 24-hour race, so the 1967 Le Mans cars used the 2-liter six. The first examples achieved spectacularly low drag, but at the expense of stability: At the Le Mans test weekend, on the Mulsanne Straight, none of the 907 drivers dared take their hands off the wheel long enough to shift into 5th gear, so they only went 148 mph. Though drivability was improved substantially by the actual race, there was only so much to be done with a 2-liter car against 4.4-liter Ferraris and 7-liter GT40s. Porsche was very pleased to bring home a 5th overall and the Index of Performance award, but they weren’t there yet. Shortly after the 1967 Le Mans race, the FIA did Porsche a huge favor: They changed the rules. Beginning in 1968, the championship would be limited to 3-liter cars. Now, instead of Porsche having to play by big-car rules, the big boys were going to have to play in Porsche’s specialty. Porsche immediately began design work on a new 3-liter racing eight and the adaptations required to put that engine into a 907, which would be called the 908. Simultaneously, the engineers managed to get the 2.2-liter 771 engine reliable enough for endurance racing, which was good because the new 908 engine proved to be a problem child and would take over a year to develop. When the 1968 season dawned, the racing world belonged to Porsche’s 907 LH with the 2.2-liter 771 engine — today’s subject car — as it led a Porsche 1-2-3 sweep at Daytona. Porsche had finally reached the pinnacle. The market speaks All of which brings us back to our analysis of this car as an icon, a racing toy and a collector piece. As an icon, this car is a given: Porsche, now the uncontested champion of endur- ance racing, first stood atop the podium with this car — this is the point where frustration ended and domination began. Porschephiles around the world genuflect before it, but as a racing toy, this car is problematic. Although successful, the longtail 907s were never much fun to drive, as the aerodynamics made them difficult at speed and claustrophobic to sit in. And then there is the engine. The Grand Prix-based 771 engine was insanely complicated. July 2014 65 The factory needed 220 man-hours (5.5 man-weeks) for a skilled mechanic to build one, whereas the Carrera 6 engine took just 16. They made good horsepower and proved reliable, particularly for shorter races, but you never, ever, want to have to work on one. As a result, this is a car that may be run up the hill at Goodwood or do demo laps at Rennsport Reunions, but nobody is ever going to actually race it. As a collector piece, the question is setting a value, and comps are tough to find. The 906, 910 and 908 models are far more drivable and competitive, but generally less collectible: 906 cars are a bit over a $1 million, 910 cars a bit over $1.5 million, and 908 cars somewhere above that. 917s are wildly valuable, but they are really a different category of Porsche. In the end, I think we need to trust the market. This car sold for the lower end of its estimate, which suggests that it was the minimum the seller would accept — and all the parties here are highly knowledgeable. This was a fair market transaction: well bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)

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Market Reports Overview From $50k on Down At the April auctions featured in this issue, prices averaged $50k or less By Tony Piff http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr D espite how much ink we devote to “blue chip” collectibles with five- and six-digit price tags, that’s a relatively narrow slice of the collector-car pie. A total of 1,851 cars sold at the eight April auctions covered in this issue, and prices at each sale averaged $50k or less. Barrett-Jackson returned to Palm Beach and grew their sales to $24.6m from $20.5m last year. That’s an impressive 20% increase, but the $48k average price held perfectly flat. Far surpassing that average was a 1935 Packard Twelve Model 1207 convertible at $330k — the most expensive non-charity car of the day. A 2005 Ford GT coupe and 1946 Ford Deluxe Sportsman convertible followed at $242k and $209k, respectively. The top 10 also included four C1 and C2 Corvettes, all tied at the same $165k. Sold cars averaged $46k at H&H’s sale in Duxford, U.K., not far off last year’s $51k average price. Totals increased to $3.2m from $2.9m, with 71 of 106 cars selling (up from 57/93). A 1969 Aston Martin DB6 with uprated motor and converted manual transmission led the day at $265k, ahead of a 1934 Lagonda M45 T8 Tourer at $207k. A 1964 Lotus Elan GTS built into a 26R-spec racer came in at $170k, rounding out the top three. Not far away in Birmingham, U.K., Silverstone held its first sale at the Practical Classics Restoration Show. Of 84 consignments, 69 found new owners, and sales totaled $1.7m for a $24k average. Barn finds were the big draw, such as the partially dismantled 1962 Facel Vega HK500 (top sale at $108k), the extremely original 1958 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe ($104k) and the thickly dusted 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage ($86k). Sold cars at Branson’s spring sale averaged just under Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) Sales Totals $33,585,214 Mecum, Houston, TX Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN H&H, Duxford, U.K. Branson, Branson, MO Silverstone, Birmingham, U.K. ACA, King’s Lynn, U.K. Silver, Portland, OR $24,599,780 $918,247 $1,440,646 $1,690,081 $3,511,701 $3,231,295 $2,172,246 $20k, but two star cars still climbed over the $100k mark: a 1999 Shelby Series 1 at $140k and a 1931 Packard Eight Model 833 phaeton at $103k. A 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera came in third at $90k. Overall totals came in at $2.2m compared with $2.5m last year, and the sales rate dropped to 57% (118/207) from 62% (118/190). At Anglia’s classic car sale in King’s Lynn, U.K., sales totaled $1.4m among 136 cars sold (out of 169 offered, 80%), and the sold cars averaged out to a very manageable $10,593. Two Mercedes SL roadsters — a ’66 230SL and a ’70 280SL, sold at $84k and $70k, respectively — sandwiched a $77k 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible to complete the podium. In this issue’s Roundup, we look at highlights from three other April auctions: Collector Car Productions in Toronto, CAN; Mecum in Houston, TX; and Silver in Portland, OR. ♦ 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. 1964 Ford GT40 prototype coupe, $7,560,000—MecTX, p. 140 2. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $783,000— MecTX, p. 142 3. 1935 Packard Twelve Model 1207 convertible, $330,000—B-J, p. 76 4. 1969 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, $265,183— H&H, p. 84 5. 2005 Ford GT coupe, $242,000—B-J, p. 78 6. 1935 Lagonda M45 T8 tourer, $206,880— H&H, p. 82 7. 1943 Cadillac Fleetwood phaeton, $178,200—MecTX, p. 134 8. 1964 Lotus Elan GTS coupe, $169,266—H&H, p. 83 9. 1968 Toyota FJ44 Icon SUV, $162,000—MecTX, p. 132 10. 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe, $155,160—H&H, p. 88 1. 1970 Porsche 911E Targa, $32,400—MecTX, p. 128 2. 1966 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 2-dr hard top, $95,700—B-J, p. 76 3. 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur sedan, $27,500—B-J, p. 72 4. 1961 Alvis TD 21 Special roadster, $25,860—H&H, p. 83 5. 1961 MGA 1600 roadster, $25,699— CCP, p. 125 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL Barrett-Jackson — Palm Beach 2014 One of the best buys was a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 with 4-speed, one-year-only Tri-Power and W-30 induction, sold at $96k Company Barrett-Jackson Date April 11–13, 2014 Location Palm Beach, FL Auctioneers Assiter & Associates; Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 511/514 Sales rate 99% Sales total $24,599,780 High sale 1960 Porsche 356B coupe, sold at $110,000 Report and photos by Dale Novak Additional market comments by Craig Gussert Market opinions in italics T he Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale is an event not to be missed — even if you’re not in the market to buy a car. Beyond the 500-plus cars up for grabs, there’s a lot of enjoyable food, vendors, activities and people-watching. The Florida spring weather only adds to the festive mood. I recommend the preview party. Admission is in- cluded if you are a registered bidder or seller, but tickets can also be purchased separately, and it’s well worth the price. This year’s sale was larger than past auctions, with a tick over 500 cars showing up on the docket. That’s sold-out capacity for this threeday sale, so the auction staff needs to keep the pace up to stay on schedule — especially when the television cameras are rolling. Cars flowed seamlessly into the arena, and Barrett-Jackson did a great job Palm Beach, FL handling the time for each car on the block, especially considering that the vast majority of cars on offer were selling at no reserve. That’s important, as no seller wants to feel short-changed with the amount of time his car gets on the block, even if it’s a lower-priced automobile. Barrett-Jackson reported that more than 50,000 people attended the sale and that the sold-out event was the best in Palm Beach history. Sales for the weekend took a healthy bump to $24.6m from last year’s $20.5m. One of the undisputed best buys was a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 optioned with 4-speed, one-year-only Tri-Power and W-30 induction. The car was in better-than-new condition, and it sold for $96k — a flat-out bargain given the specs and the quality of the restoration. On the import side, two very different German collectibles sold well at an identical $110k: a 1960 Porsche 356B coupe and a 1958 Volkswagen 23-window Samba bus. In the “well bought” column, a savvy bidder scored a 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur in outstanding condition for an easy $28k. The average sale price per car held flat at 1966 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 2-door hard top, sold at $95,700 70 $48,140, compared with $48,690 in 2013, which shows that Barrett has a solid grip on its market niche. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, sold at $1m (for charity) Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL BRAZILIAN #3.1-1978 PUMA GTE coupe. S/N SP10- 22603. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 99,337 miles. Rarely seen Brazilian kit car, based around a VW Brasilia. Puckered door panels. Very rough rear-view mirrors and door handles look like they have been preserved using salt water. Tear in driver’s seat. Masking issues on repaint. Orange peel and fisheyes present. #688-1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD sedan. S/N SGE424. Silver & black/ gray leather. RHD. Odo: 85,145 miles. No rust, but smells like an aquarium inside with obvious moisture issues. Well-weathered interior with cracked and heavily soiled seats. Gaps horrible all around. Paint is mottled and full of flaws. Grille presents well. Quarter- paint, chrome, trim, interior, gauges, dash, steering wheel and even cracked tires. The paint was actually well applied many years Some chips noted. Older paint but still presents well from 10 feet. Unusual car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,270. Occasionally when covering auctions I’ll walk by a car I’ve never seen before, and this was one of those times. Scouring the Web, I found a few for sale, most of which were priced under $10k. This one presented well but needed some TLC. Given the credit-card price paid, no harm done for a conversation piece at the local show-’n’-shine. ENGLISH #380-1950 JAGUAR MK V drophead coupe. S/N 647096. Black/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 54,540 miles. Rare three-position drophead coupe, formerly owned by “America’s Most Wanted” host John Walsh. Older restoration shows use and enjoyment, with numerous paint issues, chips and some light chrome pitting. Seats are slightly baggy but still in nice condition. Steering wheel has some light pitting on the chrome horn ring. A window weatherstrip rubber is actually melted into the channel—like a torch has been applied to it to seal the gap. Large scratch in the trunk. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $110,000. Seen not long ago at Auctions America’s Fall Carlisle sale in October, where it no-saled at a “market-correct” $17,500 (SCM# 228014). Let’s hope it runs well. No coming back from this one. Extremely well sold. #181-1972 TRIUMPH STAG convert- ible. S/N LE13211U. British Racing Green/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 13,066 miles. Generally unrestored and a very original car, but condition is lacking in most regards. Interior is weathered and coming unglued in many places. Body is reasonably straight, and the paint is well applied but shows lots of prep ago but is now completely unwinding in all regards. Our fright pig of the sale. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $5,720. I’m a fan of these cars, just not this one. I’ve owned a few and restored one from the ground up. I can’t imagine a car this far gone ever coming back, but maybe an enthusiastic new owner will decide to restore it. On the flip side, the body did seem to be in decent condition. Cheap, but not cheap enough by my standards. #379-1974 JAGUAR XKE V12 convert- ible. S/N UE1S23306. White/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 44,800 miles. Appears to be an honest example in good condition overall. Small dent in driver’s fender. Seat has a few cracks in it, some seams coming loose. Steering wheel is faded. Top fitment issues. Chip in paint on hood. Side of driver’s seat has a large scuff on it. Piping around headrest is cracking. driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,700. Appears twice in the SCM Platinum Auction Database: sold for $68k in 1993 at World Classic Monterey (SCM# 16292); and for $49k in 2004 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, purchased by John Walsh, host of “America’s Most Wanted” (SCM# 32812). The condition has deteriorated a bit since that time, so maybe Mr. Walsh was chasing down the bad guys in it. Sold for respectable money, if not a bit well sold. 72 issues, hampering the presentation. Likely will need a full restoration at some time in the near future. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $22,550. There were 25,877 Stags built 1970–77, but you rarely see them today, whether at auction or for sale in the general marketplace. I have always admired these cars and simply love the Michelotti styling. Great body lines and a sporty interior with a 3-liter V8 up front. These cars remain chronically undervalued, but like the Volvo P1800s, I believe we will see movement for nice examples soon. Good examples trade in the high teens, so this one was well sold given the overall condition. #529-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CC82841U. Red/black vinyl/dark red & black vinyl. Odo: 63,068 miles. No part of this car is particularly good. Problems everywhere: Sports Car Market Weatherstripping is coming loose. Some touch-ups noted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,400. Seen at auction 10 years ago, not sold at $33k at RM Boca Raton 2004 (SCM# 32335). The engine bay was off limits, so no peeking under the hood. Interior issues could easily be rectified, so that was a plus. These final-year E-types likely have a bright future, so we’ll keep an eye on them for now. Honest car, honest price. #636-1995 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN02C5SCX54925. White/ivory leather. Odo: 34,360 miles. Delightful example. Near showroom condition with no door dings or BEST BUY

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL other issues of note. All the minor issues would be easily correctable. Light soiling on seats and carpets. Chrome trim on cowl is lifting slightly. Passenger’s headlamp is a bit cloudy. Car card states it was kept in a climate-controlled facility since new. Certainly looks that way to me. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. The typical Palm Beach aspiration for all those who wish to arrive in style at a swanky event, or to claim front-row status at the local white-linen steakhouse. This car was in fine condition and appeared to need nothing except a new owner. If all was well mechanically, this was a bargain. GERMAN #445-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 6503939. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 58,997 miles. Nice presentation. Some detail issues noted. Chassis is old and neglected and appears to have just been shot with black paint over the grease and grime. Some chrome trim elements show scratches and light pitting. Engine bay is leaking antifreeze down the side of the block. Cond: 2-. buffing marks in the paint. Some scratches in the upper windows. Trim is slightly weathered. Lots of fisheyes and trash in the paint along passenger’s side. Rear vents are particularly bad; they must have had some dust issues while painting. Interior and dash show as-new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. Clean, straight and well presented. When you see these at auction, it’s amazing how many guys comment how they used to have one and how you simply couldn’t give them away back when they were just tired old used buses. It seems that Barrett-Jackson locates at least one of these for every sale, and usually in stellar condition. This is the new reality for a wellrestored 23-window bus in excellent condition. Sold at market price. #623-1959 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 571814. Black/tan vinyl. Odo: N/A. A horrific example of a 1959 BMW Isetta 300. No part of the car is well done. Car is unraveling everywhere you look. Chrome is pitted, flaking and rusty. Stylized black-and-white flag graphics. Interior worn and weathered. Odometer is broken. The list goes on. One to certainly stay away from. Did I mention the golf-cart hub- automobile with only minor issues. Numbersmatching. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. Often overlooked early B body style, known as the T-5, produced only in 1960–61, brings very strong money due to stunning and unusual colors plus rare sunroof. Even with some cosmetic flaws, numbers-matching, striking 356s are doing very well. Well sold. #323.1-1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 5106625. Red/black cloth/ red vinyl. Odo: 51,301 miles. Good example overall. Nice red paint, although front fender does not match. Interior shows well; bright and clean for the most part, but chrome trim is mostly pitted and weathered. Rear bumper shows numerous scratches and some rust forming. A nice car as a driver and broken-in just right for enjoyment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,350. Good, clean little Bug finished in an attractive color combination. The quality was there, as this was likely restored and had just started to see some use. Now ready to be driven. Given the spiffy presentation and quality, this was a fair price. SOLD AT $144,100. This car was showcased inside the main pavilion and showed well in most regards. The “topside” of the car looked very nice and only during the inspection of the chassis did the presentation drop down a peg or two. When a shop simply sprays rattle-can black right over the grease and grime, it might be an indicator that some shortcuts were taken in other areas. Sold at market price for condition in the current red-hot SL Benz environment. #458-1958 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba bus. S/N 295668. Orange & black/brown vinyl. Odo: 72,924 miles. Very nice presentation. Original speedometer looks somewhat out of place surrounded by the fresh restoration. Swirl and caps? That was a nice touch. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $25,850. Likely an amusing car for puttering around, but not good for much else. Seen by yours truly last year at this sale, where it sold for $22k (SCM# 216051). Just as bad as I remembered it. Fetched more this go-round— we’ll have to see if it comes back to this sale next year. Very well sold. #375-1960 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 109084. Aetna Blue/red vinyl. Odo: 3,627 miles. Very nice condition overall, only showing minor paint issues such as orange peel and some micro-blisters along the drip rails. Headliner lightly soiled. Small crack by sunroof opening. Overall, a very nice driver-quality installed, resulting in a baggy appearance. Dash is well weathered and worn. Engine bay looks like a fluff-and-buff with some fresh rattle-can work. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $35,200. The Benz market has been hot, and this car seemed dolled up to sell. Still, it had some redeeming qualities, as it was relatively straight and had a nice color combination. Buyer paid #3 money for a #4 example. Well sold. 74 Sports Car Market #493-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210008521. Yellow/ brown cloth/tobacco vinyl. Odo: 30,661 miles. Shabby example. Lots of body putty in both fender lips, with fake dimpled spot welds pushed into the body putty to replicate the sheet metal. New seat material, but improperly

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL ITALIAN #309-1974 MASERATI MERAK coupe. S/N AM122US1390. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,525 miles. Newer red paint but not completed to high standards. Interior shows much use and enjoyment. Wheels have been reconditioned to poor standards. Chrome shows light scratching throughout, and the passenger’s side-view mirror is missing. A driver from bumper to bumper. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $25,850. A frequent flyer in the SCM Platinum AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 3 #456-1935 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1207 convertible. S/N 839215. Blue/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 78,787 miles. An older restoration unwinding in many areas. Shows shortcuts throughout. Chassis has been recently sprayed black over grime and dirt. Aftermarket electric fuel pump feeds the V12 up front. Too many paint issues to list. Seats show use and wear. Top is lightly soiled. Touch-ups and orange peel in various areas. One of the star cars, with much adver- inspection. Well sold, so the advertising gimmick must have paid off. #525-1950 CROSLEY SUPER wagon. S/N CD202762. Red & faux wood/tan cloth. Odo: 33,949 miles. 44-ci I4, 1-bbl, manual. Driver’s door is out. Pitted steering wheel. Heavy orange peel on dash paint. Seats are very nice. Simulated wood paint is in good condition but not very realistic. Hood emblem is weathered. Sanding marks showing. Body putty crack in passenger’s fender. Some paint Auction Database: Last sold at Russo and Steele’s 2012 Monterey sale for $33k (SCM# 212998); before that, not sold at Auctions America by RM’s April 2012 Carlisle, PA, sale, high bid of $21k (SCM# 201574); and before that, sold for $27k at AA’s April 2011 Carlisle sale (SCM# 177822). This time, selling all the way at no reserve. Considering the car’s overall condition, it’s no wonder that it keeps showing up at auction. Stay tuned. SWEDISH #739-1972 SAAB SONETT III coupe. S/N 97725000273. Orange/tan vinyl. Odo: 63 miles. Unusual and somewhat rare Saab Sonett III. Repainted in bright orange with tan interior. Plenty of issues—mainly very thick paint with poor prep and bodywork. Lots of blisters under the paint, with cracking body putty along A-pillars. Interior in decent shape, as is engine bay. Body issues trump the presentation. A 10-footer. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $6,600. This car caught my eye, since you’ll tising and marketing fanfare. CCCA Full Classic. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $330,000. A good, solid, old Packard, but obviously an older restoration that is now giving way to age and deterioration. These are enormously expensive cars to restore, so I suspect the current owner knew what was ahead and decided to pass it on to a new owner. The quickly installed electric fuel pump was certainly no confidencebuilder. Sold at auction less than a year ago for $187k at RM Plymouth in July 2013 (SCM# 227540). Spirited bidding led to a well-sold conclusion this time. #50.3-1941 CHEVROLET pickup. S/N DAA236871. Gray/black vinyl. Odo: 38,163 miles. 216-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Gauge cluster faded and weathered. Steering wheel is pitted, seat lumpy. Older wood in bed. Passenger’s door is out. Hood flares out on both sides and will not close properly. Pitted door handles and grille. Poor paint prep with dry spray and much orange peel. Some paint is bubbling up. runs along drip rail. Chassis is well done. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,600. These were $984 when new and could realize about 35 mpg with the tiny “I think I can” engine. These micro-style cars are interesting to me, so when I see an unusual one, they catch my eye. This one presented well but could use some sprucing up in areas to bring it up a notch. By the books, extremely well sold, but it was a multiple award winner and looked ready to use. #366-1966 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-30 2-dr hard top. S/N 338176M413346. Bronze/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 32 miles. 400-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Gorgeous example of a 1966 Oldsmobile 442 with the rare 400 Tri-Power. Documented. A world-class concours-style restoration to the highest standards. A beautiful car throughout, BEST BUY rarely see one on the road. The quirky styling captured a lot of attention, with some folks wondering what it was, and other commenting how you never see them at car shows. The low valuation answers most of the those questions since it simply doesn’t pay to restore one. The best out there might, maybe, on a good day, fetch close to $20k—but this wasn’t one of them. Just a tired old driver that sold at a market-correct price. But an interesting car nevertheless. 76 Chassis is sprayed black. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,650. This truck came across as a fluffand-buff special with some fresh rattle-can work and a few nifty vintage-style Texaco stickers to spruce up the presentation. I must admit, it really caught your eye as you walked by, but it unwound rather quickly under close with only very minor issues noted that are not even worth mentioning. The only item holding the car back from a perfect #1+ is some small pitting on some of the trim. As good as you could hope for. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,700. Rare car. Oldsmobile only built 1,171 W-30 Tri-Power 442s in 1966, and very few survive. This example was also fitted with its “born with” 400-ci V8. Given the powerplant, the third pedal and the quality of the restoration, this car was a great deal for the buyer, as another $25k would not have surprised me. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, FL #424-1968 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 8T02S126808. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 35,142 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Numerous small issues throughout, showing use and age—a weathered car overall. That said, very nicely uniform as a driver. Chassis shows much wear and use. Engine, interior and balance of the car are slightly better but still a driver Shelby. Trunk is tight, as is passenger’s door. Some dents noted in the trim. Door panel is wavy. Very weathered fuel filler cap. Chips some TLC to bring it back up to national show-car level. I’d call this well sold by about $10k. #507-1970 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23U0G234869. Lime green/white vinyl. Odo: 595 miles. 500-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 5-sp. Nice driver-level GTX custom in the right colors. Big 500-inch aluminum-head Mopar V8 backed up by a 5-speed Tremec transmission. Car has been driven and enjoyed (as it should be), showing use and age in all the right areas. Very straight body, and the paint is well applied, only showing minor chips and scratches. Some fisheyes and some debris trapped under the paint. 595 miles on the original VIN tag, fender tag and broadcast sheet. Also decoded by Mopar guru Galen Govier, with documents included. The only option that might have given buyers pause was the automatic on the column. The Mopar market has been heating up again, and this result confirms that fact. A fair deal for both parties. #506-1988 PEGASUS coupe. S/N MI0505R130X081998. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 10,619 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. 1988–89 Trans Am, transformed and legally titled as a Pegasus, according to catalog. One of 25 built. This example used in two episodes of the TV show “B.L. Stryker” starring Burt Reynolds. Signed by Burt himself. Wide gaps at hood and at driver’s door. Large rear wing. noted on bottoms of rockers. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $81,400. This car had great bones, and the restoration was unwinding. That, to me, is a good sign, indicating that the car has been driven and used as it should be, and likely was just not fluffed up for the sale. The Shelby market has been a tad soft lately, perhaps indicating value speculation before and after Carroll Shelby’s death. This was a great driver—a car you could drive and enjoy without worry of the next inevitable stone chip. No harm done at this price, with the advantage to the buyer. #670-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS pace car convertible. S/N 124679N631711. White/white vinyl/orange vinyl. Odo: 76,683 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A 2007 AACA national winner, but a lot has happened to the car since then. Showing plenty of issues, primarily with the presentation of the paint. Heavy clearcoat over entire car. Chrome shows light scratches; small chip on front bumper and rear quarter panel. the restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,100. My pick of the auction. Last sold at BarrettJackson’s 2004 Scottsdale sale for $23k, reportedly with a 440 under the hood (SCM# 32252). Like a kid in a candy store, I had my bidder paddle at the ready just in case this great GTX slipped through the cracks... But who am I kidding? I knew it would ring the bell, and it did. I thought it would sail past $40k, and it did in fairly short order. Great colors draped over a desirable 1970 GTX with three pedals on the floor. Slightly well sold, but a great example, updated just right. #440-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23 V0A162343. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 48,597 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Very authentic. Mostly unrestored other than paint, which is old and shows plenty of issues underneath. Interior shows age, use and light soiling. Some threading coming unglued in the seams of the fabric. All of these issues confirm the authen- Numerous paint issues. Passenger’s side-view mirror has melted from the heat and sun. Black-out areas look like brush work. Matting showing in custom fiberglass areas. Interior in very nice condition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,000. Oddball winged thing that never came from Pontiac, and you even get movie-star provenance. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Very well sold. TOP 10 No. 5 #451-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S65Y400297. Silver/black leather. Odo: 929 miles. 5.4-L super- charged V8, 6-sp. Basically presents as-new throughout, as you would expect for a 929mile car. Unusual silver color looks great and attracted a large crowd throughout the day. Shows well, like a used car that has been sitting on a lot for many years—nice, but not Engine bay could come up a notch with a deep cleaning and some additional restoration work. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $60,500. The car card was enticing, but up close and in person, this pace car Camaro did not hold up to scrutiny. The paint was heavily applied, and several coats of clear entombed the decals, which added an uncomfortable gloss to them. There was so much clear that the lower portions of the body showed some of it sagging. While the car was certainly not a beater, it will need 78 ticity of the car. Slightly rough on the edges, but just as you would expect for a mostly original example. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $137,500. Genuine “V-code” 440 Six Pack Superbird, which was one check-box under the Hemi mill. Mostly unrestored and well documented with over-the-top new. Engine hatch rubs on corner of body and has worn the paint a bit. Nothing else to note. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $242,000. Where will it end? Will these low-mileage “wrapper”-style GTs continue to creep up, or will the game of musical chairs stop and drop them back to a lower level? Ford sold 4,038 of them over the production run, so they are not all that rare—but they are very desirable. Market-correct price for the moment. © Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. H&H — The Imperial War Museum The barn-find Lagonda M45 — a car that once served as a mobile test bed for Gardner Diesels — fetched more than twice its lower estimate at $206,880 Company H&H Date April 24, 2014 Location Duxford, U.K. Auctioneers Simon Hope and Julian Royse Automotive lots sold/offered 71/106 Sales rate 67% Sales total $3,231,295 High sale 1969 Aston Martin DB6, sold at $265,183 Buyer’s premium 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.60) 1935 Lagonda M45 T8 tourer, sold at $206,880 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he rarity and completeness of H&H’s barn-find Lagonda M45 all but guaranteed a done deal. In front of a backdrop of wiresuspended fighter aircraft at the Imperial War Museum’s outpost near Cambridge, it fetched more than twice its lower estimate at $206,880, with bidders claimed from the Middle East, Hong Kong, America and Australia, as well as mainland Europe. It’s a big but fairly straightforward project — once serving as a mobile test bed for Gardner Diesels, although returned to its correct Meadows power in 1964 — so even at the price paid, restoration should be achievable within its true value. In its post-sale releases, H&H preferred to high- light the 1969 DB6, which was in expected territory — slightly cheaper than a similar car sold elsewhere the following week, and no doubt helped by the ZF 5-speed manual in place of the original automatic transmission. Brits don’t think sporty cars should have slushers, although other markets are less fussy. Under the protective span of the retired Handley-Page Victor (and if you think the tanker covers a lot of ground, there’s a B-52 indoors in the American Air Museum at the other end of the runway) were middle-ground classics that make up the bulk of H&H’s fare. Restored cars in this echelon included a 1971 Ford Capri Mk 1 3000GT at $25,617 — even though it was an auto — and a 2.8i Capri 80 Special at $11,755. A 1979 Porsche 911SC sold for $35,734, which not long ago was 3.2 Carrera money. A cosmetically restored 1968 Mercedes 250SL with hard and soft tops made Duxford, U.K. the right $82,752 on its second try at auction, although another late entry, a less nice 1969 280SL, did not move. But a superb 1965 300SE cabriolet was all the money at $116,605. At the other end of the spectrum was a rotten 1954 300B saloon, under a thick layer of dust and looking as if it had just been hauled out of a barn, changing hands for $12,789. But although it looked like a daunting project, as the rockers were hanging off, the doors still opened and closed perfectly. In the non-ferrous corner, a Vetroresina Ferrari 308 GTB, one of 154 right-handers made, hit Sales Totals a strong $155,160, no doubt riding on the coattails of the recent sudden rise of its predecessor, the 246 GT Dino. Bond Bugs have been quietly hardening, and a nicely restored example upgunned with an 850 motor — and appropriately altered side graphics — fetched $13,353, the highest sum reached recently for these little novelty wedges. And if the big Lagonda looked too much, here was its baby sister, a Rapier, in fact a continuation car made in 1938 by a die-hard consortium after Lagonda went bust. The twin-cam 1,100-cc supercharged tourer went for a good-value $71,468 against an $83k–$133k estimate. ♦ $3m $2.5m $2m $1.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. CANADIAN #63-1936 FORD MODEL 68 V8 woodie wagon. S/N 18F2574858. Beige & wood/black vinyl/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 60,585 miles. Excellent resto (2008) with perfect redone timber, including slatted roof lining. Older seat vinyl and carpets still good. Leaping greyhound mascot. Now with 12V and supplied one for this car in 1964. Nickelplated lights and radiator shell are dulled. electrics and electric cooling fan. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $68,647. Canadian-built car supplied new to the U.K., and originally on an Oxfordshire registration. In France for a time before restoration. Offered here last year and not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 234438). This felt like a lot for a flathead Ford, but the workmanship stands it up. ENGLISH #18-1932 LAGONDA 2-LITER Continental tourer. S/N OH10125. Black/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 39,382 miles. Well lived in, with lovely plating on lights and radiator shell. Lightly pickled paint. Wellcreased older leather, top and sidescreens are fairly new. Twin downdraft SU conversion and Leather would likely revive, and even if the top’s too far gone, at least it’s there as a pattern. Odo unreadable. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $206,880. Star of the show and sold more than 50% over top estimate. Although it all needs doing, it should be a relatively straightforward restoration of a car that’s probably worth £300k (about $500k) when done, so the numbers stack up. #65-1936 RAPIER TEN supercharged tourer. S/N SC11487. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 33,061 miles. Baby Lagonda (twin-cam “four,” ENV pre-selector gearbox) continuation, hence marketed under Rapier name. In excellent restored order; still with original body, excellent paint and plating, repro dashboard, newish leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,468. After Lagonda went bust this was the strongest seller, although reaching only fair 20/25 money. A nice, usable proposition. #27-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I roadster. S/N HBT7L9856. Red/white fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Odo: 606 miles. Good panel fit, nice paint, hard top. Chassis rails straight and only lightly hammered. Unworn leather just lightly creased. BJ8 drivetrain with spin-on oil filter conversion, O/D switch in gearknob like Works rally cars, pe- riod Les Leston steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,587. Originally an export car supplied to New York. As you can tell by the sensible mods, it’s been built and owned by a Healey specialist. This was strong money—but as a fresh-from-the-box car with absolutely no needs, I reckon it was deserved. electric fuel pump; all the original parts come with the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $86,514. Said to be one of 47 with Continental body, of which 26 are thought to survive. Delivered new to Guernsey, and in this ownership since 1975. Purchased here slightly under the money. TOP 10 No. 6 #35-1935 LAGONDA M45 T8 tourer. S/N Z11251. White/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Dusty but not too deterio- rated, and everything’s there, including correcttype Meadows engine. Gardner Diesels Ltd. once used the car for engine development, but Gardner kept the gasoline engines it removed 82 in 1935, the Rapier Cars collective made 46 more in Hammersmith. This one spent time in the U.S. before returning to England in 1990. Fetched almost exactly the same money as an unsupercharged ’34 Lagonda Rapier sold at Bonhams Hendon the following week—and around 50% less than the supercharged Lagonda Rapier Granville Special at Bonhams Chichester last July (SCM# 226894). So in this case we can say sold slightly light. #33-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30 HP tourer. S/N GR039. Black & cream/black leather. RHD. Odo: 97,000 miles. Updated 20/25, originally a limousine bodied by Park Ward, probably rebodied in the U.S. Good paint and plating, leather lightly creased, timber just right, motor highly polished. Painted wires behind undinged Easiclean discs; added flashing indicators. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,018. Back in England from the U.S. in 2000. From a small collection of post-Vintage Royces from a deceased’s estate, all well kept; #30-1961 AC GREYHOUND coupe. S/N BEF2525. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 85,889 miles. Greyhound is the 2+2 version of the Aceca. Very straight and proper. Nice older restoration with good, even paint. Door fit good, lightly creased original leather. Previous owner strengthened various parts of the chassis and created an access panel to reach the handbrake cable. Bristol 100-series motor replaces the 2.2-liter 110-series original, now with spin-on oil filter conversion. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $73,819. One of 83 made. A Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. cheaper, arguably no-less-elegant alternative to the Aceca, which is gradually catching up with the Ace. A thoughtful buy. BEST BUY #5-1961 ALVIS TD 21 Special roadster. S/N 26584. Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 37 miles. The concept sounds ghastly, but the actual device is more appealing the more you look at it. Well made, and like a big, fat Caterham with 1969 SBC power, Muncie 4-speed, Dunlop alloy recent repaint, clean and tidy underneath, new leather and carpets, motor now on triple Dell’Ortos and no filters. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $105,321. Stored after restoration, and needed a refresh to bring it to the right market. It made the right money for a clean S1 coupe at auction—but why the triple twin-chokes? #10-1963 MGB racer. S/N GHN36543. Blue/white fiberglass/black velour. RHD. Pullhandle car made into a racer at Moto-Build in the ’80s, with all the usual bits including reverse-dish steering wheel; current Oselli motor installed 2006. In good order all around, with usual racer dings and scrapes inside ac- wheels—and even a roof and sidescreens to match the MGB windshield. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,860. Low mileage might be associated with how “exciting” it is to drive. Sold for low Caterham money—much less than it must have cost to build, and somewhat less than a Bentley Mk VI Special, which it should be able to run rings around. Sideways. With the rear tires lit. #19-1961 DAIMLER DART SP250 con- vertible. S/N 103721. Red/beige leather. Odo: 28,389 miles. Pretty rough B-series car (with improved chassis), but the fiberglass on these is amazingly thick and doesn’t crack, so it can be brought back. Interior chewed up, chrome companying the lone bucket seat. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,800. Last raced in 2011 but eligible for all sorts, including Equipe GTS. About the cheapest you’ll buy a ready-to-go B (although maybe not a front-runner), at a fraction of the cost of building it again—so it looks like a great value at about twice the price of a road car in similar condition. #29-1964 LOTUS ELAN GTS coupe. S/N 260307. White/black racing bucket. RHD. A modified “GTS” hardtop car all its life, more recently built into 26R race-spec and said to be right on the 580-kg minimum weight limit. All in good order, with all the right bits, has been through all the right names. Lots of recent scrutineering stickers. TOP 10 No. 8 all blistered. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,965. Rising values mean these are worth restoring properly (this would have bought you the best on the market five years ago), but still very well sold against a £12k–£15k ($20k–$25k) estimate. #54-1962 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 860814. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 616 miles. RHD home-market car, originally opalescent dark blue. Good older resto with more Smells petrolly and fiberglassy inside, as they do. With FIA HTP papers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $169,266. Shown at 1964 Racing Car Show with its Shapecraft aluminium hard top and trunk lid, which it retains. Price paid is a “sum of its parts” number and looks fair— although if it had been a real 26R, double it. #53-1966 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2S7851192. Red & white/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 30,064 miles. Real Cooper, rally-prepared when new. Structure and subframes all good, all the usual and right rally bits include more recent cage, modern bucket July 2014 83

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. seats, Brantz tripmeter. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,615. Not huge money by Cooper car in slightly less nice (but original) spec the following week in Hendon (Lot 312, $332k). Last offered but not sold at Christie’s in 2001, when we described it as a “scruffy dog” (SCM# 24033); subsequently sold by Stratton Motor Co. A fair price this time, and comes with £90k-worth of invoices ($150k) from the past 20 years, just to remind you what owning an Aston is really all about. #72-1969 FORD CORTINA LOTUS standards, and if you want to club-rally it, this is less than starting from scratch—but too nice to risk on stage events. Both parties should be happy with this deal. #50-1968 LOTUS ELAN Series 3 con- vertible. S/N 36772. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 52,741 miles. Was a coupe, more recently (2012) restored on replacement convertible chassis, with aftermarket driveshafts replacing original doughnuts. Doors have ing. Nothing seriously amiss, but it needs a bit of love. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,449. Sold well over estimate range, which shows the seller was realistic and not expecting much, and also shows the demand... This needs a proper restoration soon to preserve it and not more patching up and painting over (and that won’t be cheap). dropped slightly. New interior, new carbs, still has full airbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,615. Chopped some time in previous ownership and sold for mid-estimate at a little less than the real convertible Sprint, as you’d expect. #77-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63581R. Dubonnet Rosso/black leather. RHD. Odo: 15,928 miles. Uprated to 4.2 and converted from auto to manual some time in ’90s. Now straight and shiny, although one small scratch behind driver’s door, and no sunroof. Floor-torocker joints good. Well-creased original TOP 10 No. 4 #71-1970 BOND BUG 700ES coupe. S/N 60409. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 65,434 miles. One of the nicest Bugs on the market recently, now running an 850 engine and appropriate side graphics. Decent interior and sidescreens. Flip-top actually supports itself when open, which I’ve never seen before. 2-dr sedan. S/N BA91JR03564. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,727 miles. Fairly original car. Thick repaint getting a bit tired around the edges, strut tops plated, some pudding in the sills, which are rusty underneath. Inside, seat vinyl and trim are good, but gear knob is miss- inner fenders. Vinyl interior is good, and even the plastic-wood dashboard has survived well, which is rare. Recent stainless exhaust and with original handbook, which the retail trade likes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,617. A strong price given that it’s an auto, but at this rare level of condition, you don’t always have a lot of choice. Well sold, at twice the price of the later 2.8i equivalent further on in the sale (Lot 41, $11,755). #16-1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Series III coupe. S/N 1284671. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 42,929 miles. Restored 10 years ago by marque specialist Richard Appleyard. Still excellent, with rocker-floor joints nicely delineated. Lightly creasing leather. Door handles are pickling lightly. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,197. The restoration apparently cost £60k ($100k) which was believable, making it look something of a deal at less than half that. A much better car than the same spent on an Aston Martin V8. #23-1972 LOTUS ELAN Sprint convert- ible. S/N 72050866G. Colorado Orange/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 70,704 miles. Good body and paint, doors haven’t dropped, dash uncracked, good door trim, complete airbox still present. Chassis claimed original, which is unusual. Speedo changed at 12,500 miles, so about 82,500 under its wheels as Worst criticism is the missing wheel center boss. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,353. Very sharp example and among the biggest prices we’ve seen for a Bug at auction. These don’t last well, as the way they were built allows them quickly to look tatty. Most have bits broken or missing, but this was just right. leather. Motor clean and tidy with new fuel filter, new exhausts. Sits right on tall Avons. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $265,183. Fair money, but not as much as Bonhams got for a similar 84 #20-1971 FORD CAPRI 3000GT coupe. S/N BBECK610562. Mustard/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 34,346 miles. Nicely titivated examples of “England’s Mustang.” Repainted 2008, no rot and with good Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. long as it’s still on the first time around the clock. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,197. Original chassis sounds good, but at least one major dealer in these things prefers not to market them due to potential rust and safety issues. Assuming there were none, sold right in today’s market. #21-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DRH12730. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 60,714 miles. Very nice and dead-straight, with good paint and plating. Rear arches feel okay. Newish leather. Timber veneers and cappings excellent. Recent ex- struts and diff. Seats are lightly worn but good for model and year, as they don’t last well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,755. Sold for the right money (a stronger color might have helped), but only half what a decent V6 Mk 1 is worth. GERMAN #4-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300B se- dan. S/N 186011450045. White/gray leather. RHD. Dusty and very rusty, but doors still clunk shut convincingly, and it’s all there. Covered overnight by a rain sheet, presumably to protect the dust—a critical feature for barn- haust, top looks new, too, and a/c said to be converted to R134a. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,780. Small-bumper cars are the most elegant and have been holding steady for the past couple of years. Sold at top of estimate range, but the price doesn’t look greedy. #49-1973 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. S/N V810753RCA. Cumberland Grey/black leather. RHD. Odo: 49,304 km. Originally red. Fair from a distance but plenty of pudding in the sides and piles of rust underneath where the rockers have spontaneously reacted into ferrous oxide and hara-kiri’ed themselves out on to the floor. At this point you run away without even looking inside, but in the inter- find sales these days. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,789. In one-family ownership from new and sold for a smidge less than expected. Current asking prices for decent running saloons are between $50 and $100k, so it might just be recoverable without going underwater. Good luck! #78-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE cabriolet. S/N 11202322007418. Silver/beige cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 39,311 miles. Sharp and straight restoration only recently finished, with excellent paint and chrome, unworn leather and newish cloth top. Still sits a ests of research I can tell you it’s “not too bad,” with lightly creased black leather, although various small parts missing. Motor fair and still on fuel injection. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,839. Looked promising, and the lowish estimate brought at least one dealer for a closer look. But inevitably the numbers weren’t lying. Someone paid toward the top and will have to lash out a few more thousand on rocker and structural work. #41-1987 FORD CAPRI 2.8i coupe. S/N WFOCXXGAECGR60391. White/gray leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 87,382 miles. Late Capri 2.8i, which means 5-speed, LSD and half-leather Recaros. Refurbed rather than fully restored five years ago, with new paint, 86 little high at the rear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $116,605. One of 92 right-handers, although in America until export to the U.K. in 2004. Sold bigger than expected, although this money was right a couple of years ago—if anything, price looked a little light here. Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson H&H Auctions Duxford, U.K. Online sales of contemporary cars 2012 Bentley Continental GT coupe #107-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 1130432200438. White/ white steel hard top/black cloth soft top/blue MB-Tex. RHD. Odo: 49,689 miles. Never heavily restored, as swage lines are still visible inboard of headlights, although thickly repainted, and it’s flaking off the heater scoop on the scuttle. Unusually, rear chassis legs Date sold: 05/08/2014 eBay auction ID: 331194548513 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleynewportbeach Sale type: Used car with 24,562 miles VIN: SCBFR7ZA8CC074549 Details: Silverlake Metallic over Saffron and Imperial Blue leather; 6.0-L twin-turbocharged W12 rated at 567 hp, 6-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $147,991, Buy It Now, sf 1 MSRP: $206,854 (as equipped) Other current offering: JN Exotics in Honolulu, HI, asking $150,888 for a Thunder Gray over black leather 2012 Continental GT with 9,164 miles.. 2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport tion. So, cautiously well bought if you can live with the interior. ITALIAN #22-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe. S/N F106AB20265. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 62,549 miles. Good-ish body and paint, but some stress cracks over left door and water-spot marks in paint on trunk lid. More unfortunately, it’s been boy-racer’ed up with oversized split-rim alloys, a roll bar and TOP 10 No. 10 look never to have been welded or plated. Decent chrome, interior nice, Becker Mexico converted to FM, with handbook and full service history. Hard and soft tops. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,752. Unsold at £40k ($68k) at ACA with 460 fewer miles the week before, but this auction was conveniently only in the next county, so it didn’t have to travel far. Moved on here for the right money, around what ACA had fetched for its other white SL, a 230 auto. Date sold: 05/06/2014 eBay auction ID: 221434164634 Seller’s eBay ID: privatepartysales Sale type: Used car with 16,400 miles VIN: YH4K14AA6CA000500 Details: Silver Wind over Black Sand monotone leather; dual 150 kW motors rated at 403 hp, 20 kWh lithium-ion battery, 2.0-L turbocharged generator, 1-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $51,000, Buy It Now, sf 127 MSRP: $110,000 (base) Other current offering: Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland, OR, offers a Deep Ocean over Canyon TriTone leather 2012 Karma EcoSport, with 958 miles, for $64,980. 2013 SRT Viper coupe 88 Date sold: 05/11/2014 eBay auction ID: 181397933018 Seller’s eBay ID: arrigo-preowned Sale type: New car with 13 miles VIN: 1C3ADEAZ5DV200064 Details: Adrenaline Red over black leather; 8.4-L V10 rated at 640 hp and 600 lb/ft, 6-sp, RWD Sale result: $85,000, 11 bids, sf 60 MSRP: $105,340 (as equipped) Other current offering: Gary Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Erie, PA, offers a Shadow Blue over Laguna Black leather 2013 Viper, with 43 miles, for $143,490. ♦ Pascha velour seats in good order. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,734. Supplied new to Jersey, which helps account for the lowish mileage. Price is still more than 3.2 Carreras were getting a year or two ago, although a little way behind recent sales of really good SCs at auc- Keith Martin’s dash top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $94,036. Said to be one of 71 with RHD (out of 430) and 23 sold into the U.K. Originally owned by hotelier Rocco Forte, in the U.S. for a while, back to the U.K. 1991. Sold at top estimate, for probably twice the money a similar Aston Martin V8 would bring. Whether it was worth it is up to the buyer. © Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe Sports Car Market ™ #100-1979 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 91A0130630. Lime green/check velour. RHD. Odo: 59,171 miles. In good order and doesn’t appear to have gone in the usual places such as under headlights, around rear window and at scuttle joints. Trunk floor not hit, front fender bolts appear undisturbed. Motor leakfree, pipes and exchangers okay. Psychotic yellow-piped leather buckets, although the original parts come with the car. With books and service history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $155,160. Although there’s always a premium for a plastic 308, this looked like huge money but was within the expected range, so perhaps it’s me who’s out of touch. All the mods are in good order and should be easily reversible, so they may not have affected the value too much. Books and history will help at retail time. #47-1977 MASERATI KHAMSIN coupe. S/N AM120359. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 95,033 miles. Fair condition, with some rust damage at front of driver’s door and around tailgate. Paint flaking off sills, Maser badge broken off at rear. Interior retrimmed at some point in original-color leather. Dash and instruments all good, including mouse-fur

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Branson Branson, MO The Branson Auction Two Morgans sold here for a total of seven tires on the ground and a combined $41k Company Branson Date April 11–12, 2014 Location Branson, MO Auctioneers Ben DeVore, Brian Marshall, Kenny Garmin Automotive lots sold/offered 118/207 Sales rate 57% Sales total $2,172,246 High sale 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible, sold at $140,400 Buyer’s premium The more expensive of two Morgans that sold at Branson — 1937 Morgan F4 three-wheeler, sold at $21,330 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics T he “Live Entertainment Capital of the World,” Branson, MO, was again home to an entertaining collector car auction in April. Mother Nature cooperated with everyone, and following a rather brutal winter, attendees savored two warm spring days with temperatures in the 70s. A major change this time was a new crew of auctioneers and ringmen. This was due to both a perceived need by promoter Jim Cox Branson, MO for a change of pace and scheduling conflicts with another auction company. The crew was made up of seasoned veterans, and they not only worked well together but also got results for the consignors. While the overall numbers were similar to previous events in the past year, I noticed what appeared to be a more concerted effort to put together post-block sales. Those efforts were enough to push the sales rate over 50%, even if total sales were down $400k from a year ago. Leading those post-block sales was the top car of the weekend, a 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible. A rather unique car it its own right, its only previous owners were Carroll Shelby and local Branson entertainer Shoji Tabuchi. Its initial no-sale on the block was shortly converted into a strong $140k. Typical for Branson, there was a broad cross- section of automotive genres. The variety was perhaps not as deep as in past events, but there was still at least one car for everyone here. One thing I like about the Branson sale is the wide selection of British cars. There were two Morgans here, sold at $19k and $21k (and for a total of seven tires on the ground) and three MGB-GTs, ranging in price from $4,500 to $7,500. Muscle cars were a bit light, but there were a few good ones to bid on regardless. Overall, the change in auction crew seemed to 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible, sold at $140,000 92 help make this a better sale, and I look forward to the fall edition, taking place October 18 and 19. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

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Branson Branson, MO CANADIAN #545-1963 PONTIAC PARISIENNE convertible. S/N 3786711579. Aqua metallic/ white vinyl/aqua vinyl. Odo: 2,408 miles. 327ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory-optional 300-hp Chevy 327, Powerglide automatic, bucket seats with center console and power windows. Frame-off restoration a decade ago, still in superb condition. Excellent door and panel fit. Light pitting on side trim, but still presents well. Rest is mostly replated. Modern windshield wipers. High-quality interior upholstery #560-1960 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 4470. Two-tone blue metallic/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 85,930 miles. Scruffy old repaint in incorrect hues. Cracking and chipping paint and body filler, hood dents and even a dollar bill-sized area of the cowl missing— exposing the bare wood framing. Dull original plating. Could well be original seat leather. Modern seatbelts. Lightly crazing steering wheel plastic. Somewhat rougher finish on the dash wood, but not delaminating, so it can be easily redone. Washed-off engine bay, with a #531-1968 MGB GT coupe. S/N GHD4U1409646. British Racing Green/black leather. Odo: 79,516 miles. Pretty-looking paint, if not applied with the best workmanship. At least one repaint in red over original BRG. Several loose-fitting trim pieces. Door fit not all that great. Faded taillights. Motor reportedly bored out to 2 liters; aftermarket intake to fit a single Weber sidedraft carburetor. Recent upholstery work with minimal wear. All GM under the hood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,180. The Parisienne was actually unique to the Canadian market, with a Chevrolet chassis and powertrain bolted to the Pontiac body. Notice if you will that the wheels don’t fill up the wheelwells the same as a true Poncho like in a Catalina or Bonneville. Being a summertime convertible helped this one survive. Last seen at the 2005 Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, then selling for $28k (SCM# 37289). You’ll have the only one at the show, so reasonably bought. ENGLISH #576-1937 MORGAN F4 three-wheeler. S/N F373. British Racing Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: N/A. Restored in 2001 by Morgan dealer Cantab Motors of Virginia. Paint application is pretty good; prep could’ve been better. Replated grille shell and headlights, dull hubcaps. Motorcycle-style turn signals. Basic interior upholstery work. Gauge-surround plating is pitted. Generally tidy engine bay, but with plenty of ancillaries from the 21st century mix of homemade and Lucas wiring (which one is worse is a toss-up). Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,440. A project car waiting to happen. It was stated that 1960 was the first year for front-disc brakes, but this car actually has drums on all four corners. Anybody take a knee and look under it? It could actually be a ’59 titled as a late-entry 1960, depending upon the first state it was titled in. Originally a $17,600 no-sale, risk-seekers prevailed for a post-block sale. #591-1964 FORD CORTINA GT 2-dr sedan. S/N BA77EG79301. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 86,210 miles. Mark I Cortina Owners Club member sticker in windshield. Decent trim-off repaint in recent years. Mostly new rubber and seals, which may contribute to door-fit issues (not that better alignment wouldn’t hurt). Scuffed old bumper replate, original emblems, dull trim. Aftermarket racing-style front seats, reupholstered rear, new work. Strong-smelling leather somewhat baggy; seat frames could’ve used more padding. Radio delete plate. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,670. This sale had three MGB-GTs consigned. Sadly, this was the nicest of the three. At least it moved under its own power without issues. Correct price for condition and limited appeal, compared with the more common and preferred drop-top B. #512-1980 TRIUMPH TR7 30th Anniversary Edition convertible. S/N TPVDJ8AT202323. Lime green metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,360 miles. Recent repaint done well enough but also on additional surfaces such as the air cleaner, valve cover and thermostat housing. Despite the non-stock paint in there, the engine bay is rather tidy—even the well-fitted one-liter plastic Coke bottle coolant-overflow catch jug. Decent panel fit, although the doors squeak. for life support—battery, generic-fit wrinkle radiator hose, electric fuel pump (despite a gravity feed system from the tank above it on the cowl). Seems to run out well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,330. Unlike the more familiar motorcycle-engined Morgans, the F4 was powered by the flathead inline four from the Ford Model Y—the first European-specific Ford built. This was an unusual find and a decent sale all around. 94 carpeting. Air ducts not reconnected. Modern stereo beneath dash. Thirteen-inch Minilitestyle wheels. Modern fabricated aluminum fuel tank. Aftermarket headers and air cleaner. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,958. With their cult following back in the U.K., it’s not often you run into a Cortina GT here in the States, regardless of which side the steering wheel is on. As much as I really wanted to like it, the slap-dash way of putting it back together brought me back to reality. The reserve was lifted at $13,750, and one more bid got the deal done. The plastic bumper cladding is about as nice as I’ve ever seen on a 35-odd-year-old Brit car. Serviceable original interior, with modern cloth seat covers featuring a marijuana leaf motif. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,900. With the overabundance of lime green metallic paint under the hood, someone must have been smoking something while painting it. Still, they did a pretty good job of it, considering. Enough bid for a next-to-last-year TR7. GERMAN #536-1957 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER Beck replica. S/N 1131421616. Silver/red leather. Odo: 35,642 km. Interchangeably referred to as either a 1957 or 1955; VW-based VIN decodes as 1973. Powertrain sourced Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO from a Porsche 912, with several aftermarket performance pieces added. Builder’s tag not found. Metric gauges, including speedo. Typical of the genre, it was done up as a copy of the James Dean car and was actually used in “Crash,” a Canadian documentary about his “low miles because it’s waiting for parts” jokes. A little better detailing would’ve really made this shine. It did well enough for the presentation. SWEDISH fatal last drive. Decent paintwork. Cracking inside fender wells. Light wear on seating and carpeting. Newer tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. I get asked once in a great while where the market is for Beck Spyders. Since Beck is recognized as one of the better builders of them, I elected to report on this one. One car not selling against an undisclosed reserve doesn’t tell the whole story, but seller could have sold at that price with no regrets.. #554-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 coupe. S/N 9114400397. Light yellow/black leatherette. Odo: 61,423 miles. Certificate of Authenticity confirms U.S.-spec Carrera. Claimed largely original with actual miles. Excellent original paint, bumpers likely resprayed. Body seals have the occasional light tear or small chunk missing. Regularly maintained under the hood, major components re- dual-port heads and a smattering of aftermarket components. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,748. Final year of production for the KG. This one seemed to have spent its days as moderately cared-for worker bee. It appeared to sell on the block at this fair number but wasn’t listed in the final results. #239-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D8HA059161. Cream yellow/dark brown cloth/tan leather. Odo: 47,762 miles. Equipped with both types of tops. Miles claimed actual. Mostly original paint with chipping on panel edges. Pitting on deck lid handle, dings on bumpers. Moderate fading on bumper ends. Soft top moderately #280-1968 SAAB SONETT II coupe. S/N 97000608. French Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 3,194 miles. Minimal-effort repaint; glossy on outside but with no real attempt at masking. Fresh and repeated layers of undercoating below car and on front substructure. Raw fiberglass weave on backside of the flip-up nose, various dents in the grille. Engine shows signs weathered and fits poorly along top of door glass. Seat bolsters and headrests cracking, hole in seat bottom. Used-car engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,540. It may be relatively low miles, but let’s just say that each one was used to its fullest. This is more like a heavily used car circa 1994 rather than a collectible for 2014. Sold well enough. tain original finishes and are very clean. Nearly as clean underneath, with only some light road rash. Tears in driver’s seat bottom. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $89,640. With early 911 prices continuing to grow by leaps and bounds, even this “basic” Carrera was expected to do well. Bidders in the room ran it to the $70k reserve, and electronic bidders took it from there. Very strong price, but low miles and above average condition allowed seller to do very well with this unusual, but not loved, “mid year” 911 Carrera (i.e., mid-years are after the early cars of 1965-73 and before the 911SC starting in 1978). #504-1974 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1442080602. Yellow/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 12,211 miles. Rather average repaint with less-than-average body prep. Mix of original and economy-grade replacement brightwork. Aftermarket plus-one sized widened steel rims on radials. Doors rattle. Mostly original interior; carpet and seats may be older stock replacements. Aftermarket shifter and tape deck with all knobs missing. Non-original 1,600-cc motor, with 96 rior. Period-accessory Pioneer 8-track. Luggage rack. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,508. Appears to have been used sparingly enough to keep it functional and yet still counter the Clean and tidy engine bay, with chrome acorn head stud and crankcase stud nuts, but modern hose clamps and recent brush-painted exhaust manifold. Seating surfaces showing pleasing patina. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $102,600. For The Man Who Knows, this was well bought. Problem is, there are fewer men (or women) who know or have a clue. We are entering an era of new buyers who don’t have a clue how to drive a straight stick—let alone one with unsynchro- Sports Car Market ITALIAN #271-1979 FIAT SPIDER 2000 convert- ible. S/N 124CS20146054. Red/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 35,132 miles. Stated to be entirely original, including indicated miles. Original paint has been well cared for, showing light orange peel, just like when it came off the boat 35 years ago. Engine bay as expected for an unmessed-with used car with 35k miles. Decent door and panel fit. Superb original inte- of recent and intense work, as it’s also rather clean. Seats were likely resurfaced a few decades ago, but the rest of the interior is original. Last licensed in Texas in 1992. New radial tires on repainted rims and hubcaps with fresh chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,600. Nowhere near as prolific or polished as the nextgeneration Sonett III, these almost come off as a kit car. Was a no-sale across the block at $4,400, with this post-block sale coming through later. AMERICAN #552-1931 PACKARD EIGHT Model 833 phaeton. S/N 323319. Two-tone gray/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 34,971 miles. Several-decades-old frame-off restoration, showing noticeable wear but not too unbecoming. Dual sidemount equipment with tire covers matching the top. Paint sheen has muted; some light panel edge chipping. Wears national CCCA and South Texas Region CCCA chapter badges. Period-accessory rear compartment windscreen, cowl spotlights, and Trippe lights.

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Branson Branson, MO nized gears. Or more importantly, what Packard symbolized when this car was new as a high-water mark for the industry. #266-1939 PACKARD 110 convertible. S/N 48951825. Maroon/tan cloth/tan & maroon vinyl. Odo: 47,952 miles. Pennsylvaniaassigned VIN. Retrofitted with a 1967 Ford 289 V8 with C4 automatic, modern power steering, GM tilt steering column, power brakes and American Racing 15-inch wire wheels protruding beyond the fender lines. Make-it-fit build quality for the powertrain, which is an improvement on the bodywork. Show. 1951 rear quarter panels, 1950 front clip, and maybe a 1949 VIN and frame. S/N tag reattached and not all that well. Fender vent doors removed and filled. Pretty decent panel fit and paint job. Ghost pinstriping, red rear fender welting. 350 crate engine with miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Reproduction data plate attached with two types of rivets. Good-enough older repaint presents well but lacks details. Painted headlight trim rings instead of stainless. Older bumper replate. Valve covers, air cleaner and fan also painted at the Low-budget repaint, masked-off dry-rotted seals. Door seals poorly installed. Mostly junkyard-grade trim, with replated bumpers done on the cheap. Scotch tape holding on the cornering light lenses. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. “Custom” doesn’t come close to describing what was done here. It was so ghastly, the Goddess of Speed hood ornament asked me to put a bag over her head. #543-1949 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N 3GPK29071. Green & black/brown vinyl. Odo: 2,812 miles. “Body-on restoration” in recent years. Trim-off/glass-out repaint done rather well, including the authentic center character-line pinstripe. Shiny rear bumper and mirrors on both door hinges added. Highgloss finish on added box side stakes, but authentically painted wood floor. Fully restored Edelbrock aluminum heads, intake and carburetor; 700R4 automatic. Four-wheel discs, power steering, Vintage Air. Modern gauge pack in blanked-out dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,170. Personally, I expected it to fetch more than this, but then again, it’s hardly a premium build. With the reserve lifted at $17k, and considering the fickle world of street-rod values, no one should complain much. #261-1952 FORD F-1 pickup. S/N F1D2 LB11698. Green/tan cloth. Odo: 30,406 miles. 215-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Frame-off restored four years ago and used regularly since. Good repaint in stock Meadow Green, but non-stock cream-painted accents. Noticeable paint chipping and lubricant staining on chassis and powertrain. Stock six fitted with an aluminum Clifford intake to allow a Holley/Weber progressive 2-barrel carburetor and split exhaust headers, with the system exiting on each side same time with the same paint, all showing heavier wear. Cracked taillights. Good, mostly original interior. ’80s tape deck in dash, aftermarket speakers cut into rear parcel shelf. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. A service-station sticker in the door jamb indicated 88k miles in 1972. Not a bad high bid for a car that’s not all that bad. #559-1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N H9YH147283. Gold metallic/ black leather. Odo: 1,813 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sold new by Plains Motors of North Platte, NE, to Harry Coleman and is in essentially the same condition now as then. Last oil change sticker in the door is dated 8-8-02 at 1,674 miles. Exceptionally well cared for. Looks like a late-model used car at a Ford dealer—circa 1961. Power windows, interior, with all components higher gloss than original. Modern seatbelts. Tidy engine bay is clean but not overdone. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,140. This was actually one of the more true-to-original restorations I’ve seen this year. Usually these get overdone to Pebble Beach levels or end up as rolling showcases of modern aftermarket accessories. Smack-dab correct market price. #561-1949 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION coupe. S/N C575848. Silver/red leather. Odo: 1,221 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Generally good workmanship overall, but don’t expect an invite to the Grand National Roadster 98 ahead of the rear wheels. No windshield wiper arms, but the rest of the trim is reproduction. Good non-stock interior upholstery work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,000. I’m seeing more F-1s come to auction with their original inline sixes in them. Any truck without a flathead V8 under the hood used to be Kryptonite, so they tended to get customized. But 6-cylinder examples are now getting lavish restorations—and bringing good money to make it worth the effort. One could argue that this example falls into the customized category, but at least the consignor rightfully refers to it as an interesting driver. A bit strongly sold, but maybe not for long. #283-1958 MERCURY MONTEREY 2-dr sedan. S/N M8ZA508718. Salmon & white/black nylon & white viny. Odo: 92,968 dealer-installed a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,160. Now this is how you want to find a barn find—not covered with pigeon poop and dust. Bid on the block to $23,500, with the assembled peanut gallery all of the opinion that it deserved more. That proved to be true by the end of the day, when it was announced on the block that it had sold. If it were me, I’d power-wash the undercarriage and then start looking forward to having it judged and ogled at the next VTCI national meet. #557-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S109767. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 59,288 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Body and frame restoration in 2005, along with an engine rebuild. Transmission rebuilt in 2009, along with replacing the entire fuel system up to the pump. Heavily sanded and smoothed-out body before better-quality repaint. Door fit better than typical C1, although gouging on top of door frames has cut down into the fiberglass. Sports Car Market

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Branson Branson, MO but sloppy workmanship putting the electrical components together. Patched-together electrical spaghetti dangling beneath dash. Wellinstalled reproduction interior vinyl, but dash ies of tank sticker and window sticker show restoration to original configuration. Engine stampings show a JC-code 400, but they have also clearly been restamped over something else. Otherwise well-detailed engine bay. Front clip is a non-original one-piece item, Underhood getting downright dingy. Noticeable carpet fade and light wear, along with light overall seat vinyl wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,000. Last seen here at the 2008 spring event, then declared sold at $56k (SCM# 116253). Most of what’s been done to it since are drastic mechanical repairs rather than upkeep—since it looks for all the world like it was used as a daily driver after it was restored. The seller’s loss still doesn’t make this a stellar deal. Strong market price for a driver today. #232-1963 CHEVROLET CHEVY II 100 wagon. S/N 30235K158717. Pearl white/ black & gold vinyl & red suede. Odo: 21,542 miles. 230-ci I6, 3x1-bbl, 3-sp. Done up on the cheap as something of a Dale Earnhardt tribute. Really cheap. Interior vinyl already fading and cracking. Low-budget repaint inside and out. Solid door fit, but all four squeak. Saving grace is the 3x1-barrel Offenhauser manifold topped off with Rochester carburetors, along with split exhaust headers. Aftermarket steering wheel, older tape deck. Six-inch race tachometer with shift light under the dash. components are all original and showing heavier wear. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,940. The Futura didn’t mimic the fastback hard-top roof of the full-sized Galaxies for 1963, but actually preceded it, since the latter was a mid-year introduction. Without a V8 under the hood, few Falcons get beyond entrylevel money. Then again, this one could’ve been better served by a skilled interior installer, in addition to having a good painter. Appeared to be a decent buy, but not listed in final results. #523-1966 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 6F08T290532. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 55,564 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Original data plate pop-riveted back into place, but VIN does match stamping on strut brace. Original color combo, although more generic than Candy Apple Red. Good door actuation, but front fenders should be moved forward a bit. Older trim is presentable for a driver. Very tidy original motor, with the original job tag and a fresh repaint. Crudely routed hard fuel line from the pump to the carb. Older replacement ignition components. while the rest of the fiberglass seems to be good original. Doors slightly low but function well. All reproduction interior soft trim, expertly installed and showing no appreciable wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,300. This recent restoration was probably mechanically fine, but certain items raised questions—and might be difficult to explain later—rather than making it worth all of what was bid here. #524-1968 AMC JAVELIN SST 2-dr hard top. S/N A8C797M247385. Dark green metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 89,781 miles. 290-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paper trail starts in 1981. Local amateur restoration 15 years ago. Some reproduction emblems; original dented bumpers hung back on. Repop Magnum 500 wheels fitted with dual Redlines. Very little aside from the block and heads is original un- Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,616. What is it with Chevy people and small Chevrolets? It’s like Corvairs and Chevy IIs don’t exist in their world. Despite the fact that there isn’t a “Nova” badge anywhere on this 100 series, they all call it a Nova. Then again, why create a Dead Dale tribute out of a wagon with a straight six and Powerglide? It boggles the mind, but then again I don’t live in the NASCAR belt. The reserve was lifted at $4,300 and surprisingly kept going. Ken Lingenfelter got a good deal when he paid $24k for ACC’s Chevy II wagon in January. #238-1963 FORD FALCON Futura 2-dr hard top. S/N 3A17U123122. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 59,126 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Originally Corinthian White with turquoise vinyl. Decent color-change repaint as part of a driver-grade restoration in 2001. Some trim replated or replaced; rest is serviceable original. Good door fit. Crudely pieced-together door seals. Good engine and accessory repaint, 100 Good repro interior soft-trim workmanship. Modern seatbelts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,120. I’ve seen markedly more 6-cylinder cars at auction in the past few years. More folks must be coming to the realization that you won’t beat a serious muscle car like a TriPower GTO or Chevelle SS 396 unless you’re packing a Shelby, so having a 6-banger for a cruise-night special that the teenage family members can drive isn’t the worst thing out there. Bearing that in mind, this was bought well for a turn-key drop-top. #547-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S102431. Marina Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 38,555 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Cop- Sports Car Market der the hood—highlights are an aftermarket 4-barrel intake, Holley carburetor, tube headers, MSD ignition and requisite chrome valve covers with chrome air cleaner. Optional a/c, power steering and brakes, and AM/FM. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,472. Enough paid here for an inaugural-year Javelin with the base V8 (although the 6-cyl was the real base engine), all factors weighed in. #555-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 0F05M154890. Grabber Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 80,713 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Per the copy of the Marti Report displayed with the car, was sold new with optional 4-barrel 351, FMX automatic transmission, power steering, power front disc

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Branson Branson, MO brakes, shaker hood scoop, rear-window slats, full tinted glass, and Argent-styled steel wheels. Average trim-off repaint. Rear spoiler sagging noticeably. Motor was recently paintdetailed; rest of engine bay lacking. Older reproduction interior vinyl kit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,680. Drag-night special, and nowhere near an investment-grade muscle car—despite all the lipstick and rouge. All the money in the world for it. It previously nosaled at $24k at Mecum KC in December (SCM# 239791). #551-1976 FORD BRONCO Ranger SUV. S/N U15GLA06551. Grabber Orange & white/Buckskin vinyl & houndstooth cloth. Odo: 30,520 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Mileage believed actual. Interior and engine bay paint is original, exterior paint has been heavily buffed out, lower body white paint has at least been touched up. Some light dings in alloy side trim. Doors sag slightly. Engine bay presents well; original inspection stamps are present, and original finishes are good (not stellar original truck. And this is the time to have a stellar original Bronco—heck, even an iffy one in today’s market. It certainly wasn’t worth the $40k reserve when it died on the auction block at $24k, but a post-block deal was reached by the end of the day. #204-1984 CHEVROLET BLAZER M1009 military CUCV. S/N 1G8ED18J7 EF114198. NATO woodland camouflage/ brown vinyl. Odo: 94,294 miles. 6.2-L fuelinjected V8, auto. Wears its original chemical warfare-resistant paint, including on the replacement left front fender. Rust starting to so I was told during my Air Force days in Germany). This appeared to sell on the block at this very low price, but was not listed in final results. #550-1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 convert- ible. S/N 5CXSA1813XL000250. Daytona Blue/black cloth/multi-blue leather. Odo: 1,317 miles. 4-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Alloriginal since built (with hopeful exception of the crankcase oil). No wear or use aside from light road dust and abrasions on the undercarriage, tire wear (especially the rears), and a 2013 Missouri inspection sticker in the windshield. Protection decal is still attached to the spectacular). Good all-original interior with a hint of light wear and light fading. With power steering, power front discs, dual fuel tanks. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,000. With a little more undercarriage detailing, this could be a percolate on tops of rear wheelwells, and that’s it. Retains most of its unique military bracketry: antenna mounts, grille guard, lifting rings, blackout lights, radio mounts, dual rifle racks behind front seat. Front seats torn. Generally maintained under the hood; two new batteries, but stock battery trays missing. Stock steel wheels with heavily worn replacement tires. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $2,592. The GM Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV) family of trucks was developed as both an economical alternative to and interim fill-in for the HUMVEE program. All CUCVs had overbuilt drivelines, but the weak link is the 6.2-L diesel. With 3.08 ratio differentials, they would flat-out fly—easily burying the 85mph speedometer on the autobahn (ahem, or stereo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $140,000. This was the only Series 1 factory painted in the blue and white of the Shelby Daytona coupes. It was also originally titled to Shelby American, with the title signed by Ol’ Shel himself. When Carroll sold this car to the consignor, popular Branson performer Shoji Tabuchi, he was able to retain the original title with Carroll’s signature on it (it pays to be popular in Missouri). Originally no-saled across the block at $116k; six cars later Jim Cox announced that a deal had been reached “with one of my better customers.” © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN 102 ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s

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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. Silverstone — Practical Classics Restoration Show The dust on the Astons looked so consistent it could have been sprayed on Company Silverstone Auctions Date April 12, 2014 Location Birmingham, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 69/84 Sales rate 82% Sales total $1,690,081 High sale 1962 Facel Vega HK500, sold at $107,750 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sale prices ($1.00 = £0.67) One of two dusted Astons — 1970 Aston Martin DBS V8 coupe, sold at $82,737 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics S ilverstone claimed the largest collection of barn finds ever offered in one auction during the first Practical Classics Restoration Show. That might be overlooking some other auc- tions (Bonhams’ visits to Beaulieu spring to mind), but the sale did take some big money. A Facel Vega HK500 project sold for $108k, and a like-new Fiat X1/9 found $30k — both more than double what was expected. Two Aston Martin DBS projects (a six and a V8, both artfully presented under a thick layer of dust) also doubled their estimates at $86k and $83k. Britain was in the aftermath of a flurry of Sahara winds that spread silica deposits across much of the nation, lending many of the lots some extra verisimilitude. The dust on the Astons looked so consistent it could have been sprayed on. The star of the show, a barn-find 1939 Lagonda V12 two-door saloon Birmingham, U.K. by Hooper, sold before the sale even began for an unspecified sum believed in excess of the £75k–£100k ($120–$165k) estimate range. Silverstone says it wouldn’t normally entertain pre-sale offers but “due to the gravitas and strength of the offer, and in full consultation with the vendor, it was impossible to ignore.” The restoration of the high-sale Facel Vega, a rare right-handdrive manual, had been started some years ago and was presented disassembled in primer; just about everything will need doing again. On a smaller scale but with a TARDIS-like amount of work ahead of it was the Austin Mini Wildgoose motor caravan with daylight showing through the floor. It found a new home with a phone bidder for $15k. A needs-everything Jaguar XK 150 was one of a trio of XK restoration projects, and it fetched the most at $104k. The others were an English-spec 140 fixed-head project on which work had been started, looking like a good value at $32k, and a 150 coupe with low mileage and interesting history at $50k. A generously rust-ventilated but quite original 1966 E-type 4.2 coupe fetched $57k. Facing the projects were the completed cars, such as a revived and rejuvenated 1962 Facel Vega HK500 coupe, sold at $107,750 104 1972 Range Rover sold at $4k. One nicely restored Porsche 912 made $50k, and another managed $58k — the same money paid for a sharply returned-to-new BMW E30 M3. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. ENGLISH #120-1937 MG TA roadster. S/N TA0779. Black/black vinyl/brown leather. RHD. Straight and very original but cosmetically poor. Original paint and seat stuffing coming out of distressed leather, and original tools have melted into the plastic lining of the scuttle toolbox. Mechanically refurbished with 2011 with 45,954 miles for £12k (about $19k, Lot 387) as a barn find, and it’s been slightly tidied in places since. The seller has lost money, but the price paid by an online bidder isn’t out of order. new fuel pump, kingpins, rebuilt brakes, etc. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,553. Presented away from the auction, upstairs in the “barn finds” section of the show. This attracted lots of attention, but two dealers who specialize in this kind of thing weren’t too impressed, as they just sold a much nicer TA with less invested for a bit more than this. Originality is all... #130-1938 AUSTIN SEVEN Ruby Deluxe berline. S/N 283438. Maroon & black/ black vinyl/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 86,408 miles. Semi-Girling-brake car is shiny following ’90s restoration, although half of it has been repainted, so it’s two shades of red. Body is ripply and wavy under side windows. New SOLD AT $31,748. Has been indoors since 1973. Quite possibly a better bet that will cost less to finish than the XK 150 coupe, although that had a more interesting backstory, which helped its sale price. It might even be possible to get this one on the road for no more than it’s worth and keep your shirt. Well bought. leather and carpets, nice luggage trunk on rear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,008. Has been in Belgium, back to the U.K. earlier in 2014 after Bonhams sold it at their Paris sale in February for $4,705 (SCM# 241624). Offered once again at no reserve and sold for the right money for a reasonable-to-nice Seven—and the seller who took a punt has doubled his money, even after taking expenses into account. #110-1951 ALLARD P1 coupe. S/N 91P1. Eng. # 77E6050A. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 46,021 miles. Very original, some small holes in body, paint flaking off oxidized aluminum. Door fit okay, no carpets, leather to split bench seat well creased, timber door cappings need refinishing. New fuel pump, some chrome bits on engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,125. Bought via Bonhams at Harrogate in 106 #122-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S824620DN. Red/red leather. Odo: 48,393 miles. Lightly distressed on the outside, but chassis and outriggers look okay. Body still straight but full of holes in rockers, fender bottoms and floors. Door fit is good. Chrome all there, carpets disappearing, leather might come back with patience. Said to still have #134-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N 804033DN. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 16,071 miles. Partly stripped with some of the heavy lifting done, and what’s there appears straight and solid. Paint (put on in the ’70s) is now rough and scratched. Dash hanging down, original leather very creased. Most parts are there if not actually on the car. Cond: 4+. garage proprietor Alan Eccles of West Bromwich, barn-stored 1969–2009. Sold here for about half what a decent roadable car costs, but unless you do it all yourself, it’s going to cost more than another $50k to get it there. Very cool AE 3.4 registration should have enhanced value but doesn’t seem to have helped here. Well sold. #129-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S827074. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 37,961 miles. Body straight but paint peeling off all over. Looks really sad, but door fit is good, chassis appears solid and it’s all there. Lightly dinged rims with tall old crossplies rear and radials front. Still with original leather, now well cracked. Some chrome might be savable. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $103,902. This was the star of the show after the barn-find Lagonda V12 sold before the sale (at an undisclosed high bid). Has been in Sicily for 20 years, and sold here way over estimate. That’s because it’s a straightforward restoration—not easy, but it’s very original with almost nothing missing, including tools. But the only possible way to make it cost-effective is to do it yourself at home; if you pay for the restoration, you’ll soon be underwater. #185-1961 ALVIS TD 21 coupe. S/N 26504. Gray/blue & gray leather. RHD. Odo: 993,497 miles. Offered as a project, but straight and tidy with good paint and not as bubbly around the rear arches as you’d expect. Creased leather could be original. Driver’s door card removed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,241. Very cheap for any of the 3-liter TC/ TD series, but only subject to low $13k–$20k estimate in accordance with “project” status. Work still needed is unclear, but this looked like a gentleman’s carriage for not very much money. close-ratio gearbox fitted from new, and tow bar. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $50,027. First of the Jag resto projects, originally owned by racing #133-1966 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E21408. Eng. # 7E92309. 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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. and floor departments and whacked in the snout. Shiny paint riddled with holes, chrome all rusted and microblistered. Original leather creased but savable. Radio and 8-track fitted. at s/n 138401). Attractive from 20 paces but not quite as nice as it looks, with bubbles on scuttle, poor detailing, red overspray everywhere and messy engine bay. Black rockers are wrong and a worry as to what they conceal, but floors look solid enough. Interior better with new seat coverings and carpets, some new chrome, including lights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,198. First lot of the day, freshened up for sale (as the catalog admitted) and offered at no reserve. It got the sale away with a bang. Most of the activity was on the phone until it sold in the room for fair money for condition. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $56,761. At this level of restoration, which may require a reshell, it’s unlikely the sunroof will have hurt the value too much. Sold for far more than an equivalent 2+2 at ACA the previous week. Hard to see an upside here, but as we keep saying, they won’t be making any more... #108-1967 AUSTIN MINI Wildgoose Popular RV. S/N Eng. # 8AMUH1294682. Green & white/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 69,398 miles. Ted Bennett built about 50 of these, creating extra room by cutting the rear subframe in half and spacing it out by six inches. In a terrible state with larges holes in the floor, and one side of the aluminum rear bodywork is split, but all of the caravan parts #111-1968 LOTUS ELAN Plus 2 coupe. S/N 500427. Metallic blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,827 miles. Good overall, although painted with the windows in. Sealing goop is rather messy. Usual small bubbbles and microblisters in paint. Inside, vinyl and door trims are good, headlining okay, trim on left B-pillar doesn’t match. K&N filters stand in for missing airbox. Replacement chassis. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,856. About in line with what Plus 2s have been fetching recently, which is to say a little more than last year. Still less than half the price of a small one, though. #121-1968 MGC convertible. S/N GCN1- appear to be there, including the hinge-open top that makes this one a Popular. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,829. Said to be one of 11 left and just out of barn storage after 16 years. Chassis number quoted is actually the engine number for an 850. Sold for the price of a decent, running/restored early Mini sedan—but with lots of ingenuity needed if it’s ever to function again. Men in sheds, we salute you. #101-1967 MGB convertible. S/N GHN3130735. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 71,500 miles. Very late Mk 1 (which end 1133G. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,167 miles. Restored, although rocker fit isn’t great, and there is white overspray on trim. New (repro) seat vinyl, dash and instruments good. Mileage recorded is since restora- tion. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,404. Silverstone boss Nick Whale was rather enamored of this and told the winning bidder in the room, “If you hadn’t bought it, I was going to have it.” But at this money the owner had to let it go. Very well sold. 108 Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. #148-1969 ASTON MARTIN DBS Vantage coupe. S/N DBS5385R. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 10,992 miles. Dusty but better than it looks, with solid-looking floors, rockers and outriggers behind a layer of sticky underseal. Lots of bubbles in the body, rusty wheels, well-creased original leather. Not quite as good as the purple V8 standing next to Dusty but solid underneath, and still with its injection system (which is possible to set up at home... if you’re very patient). Leather lightly creased, rear seatbelts fitted. A few chips in the body but no bubbles. It’ll need painting anyway, so the very period color isn’t an issue. it (Lot 161). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $85,623. This price would have gotten you a decent restored car a couple of years ago, with the very best reaching £70k (about $120k). But as the DB6 begins to close the gap on the DB5, the cheaper models follow, even though they cost just as much to restore. When will we see our first £100k ($170k) DBS? #106-1969 MORRISON MILK FLOAT. S/N B3435L38570. Blue & white/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 8,995 miles. From British TV soap “EastEnders.” Described as a Morris, but it’s actually a Morrison, most likely a D6. In mildly rough order, with several layers of paint and Express Dairies’ fictional “Walford” livery. Plywood tailgate rotting away, ripply and bent fenders. Still complete with charger that reads “Eastenders milk float charger 32 Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $82,737. Barn-stored for 10 years and sold for a little less than the DBS “six” it was next to (Lot 148, $85k), for the same sort of money that shiny restored cars were getting a couple of years ago. By rights this should have fetched more than the six, even though it would have been let go for only half this—so let’s assume that this deal made both parties very happy. #184-1972 MINI SCAMP Mk 1 beach car. S/N 0112. Eng. # 99HB92P101426. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 57,353 miles. Scamp was a kind of DIY Moke (handy for resurrecting rusted-out Minis). This is a Mk 1 but with a modified/interim front, probably due to headlight height regs. Solid, with wellbuilt and massive roll cage and newish bucket volt. Do not plug in any other applience” (sic). Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,848. Used in the opening shots of the long-running TV soap, first on screen in 1985. Although as easy to replicate as the Trotters’ Reliant Regal van from “Only Fools and Horses,” this appeared to be the real thing, for what it’s worth—which appears to be about twice the market value of an average pensioned-off float. (No, nobody knows why they’re called “floats” and not just “trucks”). No expensive lithium-ion batteries to source, though—just tons (literally) of leadacid cells in series. #161-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 coupe. S/N DBSV8100117R. Dubonnet Rosso/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 27,701 miles. July 2014 109 seats, single-carb Mini 1000 motor and transmission, Minilite wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,559. Looks like a lunar lander, but the Mk 2s were even less elegant. Offered at no reserve, this represented a cheap, fun roundabout. No real intrinsic historical value, but it’s an intriguing period piece worth saving. No road tax to pay either, which matters at this bottom-feeder level. #109-1975 RELIANT SCIMITAR GTE SE5A hatchback. S/N 93X5850. Eng. #

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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. SC9468. Red/brown & beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 59,741 miles. Dull paint with scratches underneath. Chassis and outriggers look solid. Left rear corner has been crunched, which looks very recent and may be connected to noted brake issues. Dash and dash top are uncracked, which is rare with these. Interior, as the catalog puts it, “is a heady fusion of browns and beiges as only the ’70s could produce.” Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,117. Very much of their period, but these early cars have aged better than restyled SE6 replacement. Drystored since 2006 and eminently restorable at home, which means someone might have gotten a relative no-reserve bargain. #117-1981 DAIMLER SOVEREIGN Series III sedan. S/N DCALP3C330673. Portland Beige/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 43,019 miles. Straight and solid, although lightly rough and pickled paint on the hood. Interior doing well, and dash veneer good, commensurate with lowish mileage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,975. Its claim to fame is that it lights. Excellent dash, seats lightly worn. Recorded kms are since restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,862. Seller had six cars in this sale—and took five of them home again, as this was the only one to sell, at around the high estimate figure. Deserved every penny. was used in the “hilarious, knockabout” TV series “Minder,” as transport for the lovable rogue dealer Arthur “Arfur” Daley, and driven by both principal actors George Cole (Daley) and Dennis Waterman (his minder, Terry McCann). This minor brush with minor celebrities apparently makes it worth three times its real value. Well sold. #173-1981 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo coupe. S/N SCC082910BHD11036. White/red velour. RHD. Odo: 72,481 miles. Dry-sump car, slightly chipped and faded, with headlining losing the will to cling. Rest of interior baggy but okay. Windshield cloudy and delaminating. Engine is out of the car and in bits, but said to be all within tolerances. Cond: 3-. #119-1962 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N HK1BX2. Eng. # TYY15151. Primer. RHD. Odo: 66,059 miles. Rare manual car, restoration started some time ago and much of the heavy lifting done on bodywork. Opening panels off, no interior, dash sitting where backseat used to be, heads on passenger’s floor, gearbox in trunk, the rest of it in lots of dash and heater controls all intact, dash-top timber in good shape, leather lightly creased. Motor average (but with new plugs). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,504. On the money for a decent SL; the market likes 280 autos, but some aficionados like the manual 230s, which are quite rare, contributing to this example’s value. Well sold against a $64k–$71k estimate. large boxes... And you rather hope it’s all there, except for the large wraparound windshield, which is known to be missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $107,750. But, as the catalog admits, no painter is going to trust earlier unknown work, so most of it will have to be done again—making it just as large a proposition as the rotten car that sold in Paris via Bonhams in February for $212k. With that in mind, this very strong price makes a little more sense. #143-1997 RENAULT SPORT Spider. SOLD AT $15,008. Last taxed 1993, laid up 1996, said to be running in 2010. The low $8k–$12k estimate reflected tatty cosmetics and the amount of work ahead, but bidding 110 S/N VMKAF0H0516105240. Yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,700 miles. U.K.-spec car—the French ones are more hardcore and don’t have a windshield, but this one’s even had a custom soft top made for it—all in good order and scuff-free. Seats hardly worn. Digi This had dealers all over it. Lots of eyeball here, even with the rather bland colors. Bottom line here is the huge demand for 1966 911 cars is pulling these along—for now. Well sold. Sports Car Market #128-1966 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 352199. Eng. # 744867. Ivory/red vinyl. Odo: 94,699 miles. Really sharply restored car. Appealing paint color, but unworn original patterned vinyl. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,642. easily exceeded that. Really proper ones go for more than twice this, but still slightly well sold. (See the profile, p. 54.) FRENCH #162-1953 CITROËN TRACTION AVANT 11B sedan. S/N 278505. Black/gray velour. Odo: 16,856 km. Nicely restored (1999–2000) and well detailed, with undamaged Robri wing protectors at each corner, plus smokers’ windows, spotlights and reverse odo, but mileage declared to be 36,700. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,325. Prices of these have hardly moved in a decade, putting it on a par with a decent Caterham Seven. But not as quick or nimble, so the value’s in the rarity, with one owner from new helping the equation. GERMAN #131-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304220005696. Dark blue/ dark blue hard top/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 2,405 miles. Older resto has obliterated swages inboard of headlights. Usual weld repairs in rear chassis legs, recent stainless exhaust. Chrome all good, some polish marks in paint. White plastic steering wheel uncracked,

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Silverstone Birmingham, U.K. #139-1966 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 454047. Black/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 21,863 miles. Straight and shiny, but some swirl marks in paint. Excellent interior vinyl. With $25,013. A realistic alternative to a 4-cyl M3 now that they have gone stratospheric, although it lacks the latter’s final precision. A fair deal for a rare handbuilt car, and a little cheaper than a 968 Clubsport (although a 325i would be a third of the price). ITALIAN #123-1975 ISO LELE Sport coupe. S/N 500293D. Red/red & black leather. RHD. Odo: 33,581 miles. The Lele Sport has the uprated Cleveland mill. Full of holes, gone through at base of windshield pillars and in rear arches. Interior much better, but as the optional 5-speed and Fuchs alloys. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,723. Better eyeball means a better price. Black better than white, Fuchs better than steel wheels. Very well sold for a 912, but remember, this is the U.K., where most of these rusted off the roads a long time ago. Well sold. #116-1986 BMW M3 2-dr sedan. S/N WBSAK010400842944. Henna Red/gray houndstooth velour. Odo: 120,887 km. Superclean restoration of what was presumably a straight, tidy and complete car. Looks unused underneath, interior plastics all good, seat ve- catalog put it, “ripe for a full restoration.” Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $19,241. Offered at no reserve, and this could have gone anywhere. Put the price down to rarity with a lot of cutting, folding and welding to do. #172-1979 MASERATI KYALAMI coupe. S/N AM1290069. Bare metal/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 28,493 km. Stripped to bare metal following an earlier restoration in 1993—which has uncovered various patch repairs to various areas of steelwork, including the hood. Most trim (interior and exterior) in boxes. Nice to see the manual gearbox option that it’s been in a static collection for a time and will require “recommissioning.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,306. Sold at twice the lower estimate when you’d have expected it to fetch about the same $40k as a decent Ferrari 308, its contemporary. AMERICAN #141-1959 CADILLAC DEVILLE lim- lour unworn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,723. E30 M3s have been gathering pace for more than a decade. This one sold at top money for a “standard” car, with the Evos and limitededitions commanding more. Looks expensive today but won’t be soon. #168-1988 BMW ALPINA C2 2.7 2-dr sedan. S/N WBAAA120903580350. Anthracite/black leather. RHD. Odo: 100,325 miles. Straight, shiny, repainted and no obvious rot anywhere. Alloys lightly curbed and leather lightly creased, but very good for its instead of the 3-speed auto. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,431. One of only 150 built (and one of 24 delivered in 1979), from DeTomaso ownership days, with its origins in the Longchamp. Offered at no reserve and did well to reach this much—but surely more cost-effective to just buy an old SLC (there was one in this sale, yours for similar money) and be done with it. age and mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT 112 #183-1983 FIAT X1/9 targa. S/N 7148223. Maroon/black targa/cream vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,380 miles. Like new, Ziebarted from the beginning, stored since 2006. Paint still perfect, interior looks almost unused, and even ousine. S/N 59L031838. Black/white cloth. Odo: 59,068 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Poor old thing. Musty inside, interior slowly falling apart. But English registration plates look fairly recent, so it must have been on the SOLD AT $30,016. This car fetched an amazing price, approximately 10 times what an average one is worth. If you wanted an as-new X1/9, this was an incredibly rare opportunity —but you could have had a really nice Alfa Spider for the same money. Does not compute. #135-1985 LAMBORGHINI JALPA coupe. S/N ZA9J0000ELA12169. Black/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 47,750 km. Good order. Lightly creased but unmarked leather, alloys unscuffed. Irish registered but the seller notes sits on an ancient set of Cinturatos—an even stronger incentive than the so-far rot-free condition to never take it out in the rain. Cond: 1-. road in the not-too-distant past. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,545. Thought to have once belonged to the Iranian embassy in London, and stored for at least the past decade. Not for the faint-hearted, but could conceivably be used for a while as-is. A full restoration will cost more than it’s worth. © Sports Car Market

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Anglia Car Auctions King’s Lynn, U.K. Anglia Car Auctions — April 2014 Classic Sale The $26k E-type was an Earl’s Court Motor Show car before it was a veterinarian’s transport — and it still has the roof rack for sheep carcasses Company Anglia Car Auctions Date April 5, 2014 Location King’s Lynn, U.K. Auctioneer Barry Hawkins Automotive lots sold/offered 136/169 Sales rate 80% Sales total $1,440,646 High sale 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL convertible, sold at $83,688 Buyer’s premium A former veterinarian’s 1967 Jaguar XKE 2+2 coupe, sold at $26,101 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he second of ACA’s five classic sales of 2014 was a whopper, with cataloging going right up to the end of sale viewing. The East Anglian outfit’s usual modus operandi is the disposal of ex-fleet cars and late-model used fare in a weekly drive-through at its base in King’s Lynn near the Norfolk coast — just down the road from Her Majesty the Queen’s country retreat at Sandringham, but a long hike from just about anywhere else in England. ACA moved into classic sales a couple of years ago and garnered some attention last summer when it offered a couple hundred small-bumper Porsches in barn-find condition. More Porsches from the batch will fol- low in subsequent sales. Unlike many other classic auctions, the cars are driven across the block where possible, and this time the strong majority of a mixed bag sold on the hammer, with several more deals finalized in the days following. The 132-mile 1987 Volvo 340 that garnered lots of press in King’s Lynn, U.K. the weeks up to the sale fetched an unspectacular $8,700, but you could also have had a 202-mile Renault 5 Campus with almost identical front-fender damage for $5,900… or a basket-case TR5 restoration project with fiberglass fenders for a staggering $25k. Other notables included a 1936 Morris 8 Tourer at $21k, a seven-car collection of ’70s and ’80s Citroëns all sold for sensible sums, and a 1985 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible at $77k. A very low-mileage 1965 Alfa 2600 Sprint was much better than it first looked at $34k. The rusty restoration project Series 1 4.2 E-type sold for a market-correct $26k. Believed to be the 1967 Earl’s Court Motor Show car, its subsequent history included use as a veterinarian’s transport — and it still retained the roof rack used for hauling sheep carcasses. Preferring to stay in sub-£100k ($165k) territory, ACA will even refer more expen- 132-mile 1987 Volvo 340 GL hatchback, sold at $8,700 114 sive cars to alternative auction houses, and it seems to be working. London dealers two hours away consign cars, attracted by low rates and a proven high success rate. This approach worked well for H&H; now it appears to be keeping this relative newcomer working flat-out. ♦ Sports Car Market 5%, minimum $166, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.60)

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Anglia Car Auctions King’s Lynn, U.K. ENGLISH #144-1936 MORRIS EIGHT tourer. S/N S1E109578. Green & black/green vinyl. Odo: 55,668 miles. Really sharp older restoration with excellent chrome. A few dust marks in paint, good cloth top. Tools still in place on a Morris Traveller). Excellently restored almost 20 years ago, with rockers and subframes in good shape. Seat coverings look like repops RHD. Odo: 39,000 miles. Very original and complete with original toolkit, but rotten and needs everything. Roof rack fitted from new. Handbooks and full main dealer service history included. Last used (by second and last owner) in 1985. 974 built like this in RHD. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $26,101. Used by a Sussex vet on his rounds—hence the roof rack to carry sheep carcasses back to the surgery for post-mortem. I predicted before the sale that this would go huge... and I was wrong. Had it been a flat-floor roadster, it would have made £100k, but nobody loves the 2+2. At least it wasn’t an auto. A fair deal, then, but lots left to spend. scuttle top. Delightful. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,881. Sold at high end of estimate and quite rightly. Still only similar money to a decent Austin Seven (which coincidentally was roughly the same price when new) and much less than a Singer Nine. #149-1948 MORRIS Z van. S/N SZZV19795. Maroon & black/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 26,843 miles. Beloved of the Post Office for years, with sidevalve motor that would go into the Morris Minor. Nicely restored and still very good, although black paint is microblistered. Martin Walter side-window conversion. Seat vinyl good, no carpets in front, although load bed looks untouched. New fuel pump and but could just be originals, given the mileage. Chassis number is on hand-carved plate by radiator, rather than on hood shut. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,401. In one-family ownership since 1967 and may have been on Channel Islands (which would help explain the mileage), as it wasn’t U.K. registered until 1983. Here it fetched the same money as a sedan of similar age and condition, so it’s a question of whether you need the slight extra wheelbase and carrying capacity. #137-1967 JAGUAR S-TYPE sedan. S/N 1B6901BN. Metallic blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 66,447 miles. Bare-metal restoration at cost of around £50k ($80k) about 15 years ago, little used and still superb as a result. Still smells new inside, timber perfect, leather newish and only lightly creased. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,631. One of the star lots of the sale, #163-1969 LOTUS ELAN Plus 2 coupe. S/N 501535. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Nicely restored and still good overall on replacement chassis. Has a few sink/prep marks in paint. Windshield trim is coming adrift, plus one small scrape in nose. Inside, vinyl has survived well, carpet door trims are okay, timber dash only fair, Moto-Lita wheel, normal cracks in plastic center console. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,141. Sold quite well, given that a similar car went for around two-thirds of this at H&H’s Droitwich sale last year (SCM# 234375). Sunroof would normally put off buyers but doesn’t appear to have hurt the value here. black period-style batteries. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,050. Sold where expected for a restored commercial vehicle, which is to say quite well. These are almost always marketed as potential promotional vehicles for twee artisanal businesses—although whether you’d actually want to drive one far is another matter. The restored Morris Minor van sold the month before at H&H ($11k, SCM# 239193), or even the A55 van here at much the same money (Lot 33, $12k), would be far more usable. #132-1962 AUSTIN MINI Countryman wagon. S/N AAW7261199. Eng. # 8AMUH48754. Green & faux wood/green & gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 48,000 miles. Magic wand floor-button car. Countryman is van with windows and stick-on wood (not structural like on 116 given that ACA prefers to do its business in the sub-£100k ($165k) sector. Manual overdrive is the best spec, and this was still in superb condition, taking it to good Mk 2 money, when the superior S-type (independent rear suspension, fractionally more rear room) is inexplicably cheaper. #92-1967 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 coupe. S/N 1E50632. Eng. # 7E52282. Red/beige leather. #142-1973 BOND BUG 700ES coupe. S/N BB62168. Tangerine/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 795 miles. The Bug was Bond/Reliant’s attempt to elevate the trike from “invalid carriage” to “trendy,” and they almost succeeded. ES is the posh one, with higher compression and a whopping 2 extra hp. Good fiberglass, aside from cracked pillars, fair paint, new fabric sidescreens. Seat vinyl is good. Pull handle for shutting the lid and various other small interior parts are broken off. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,222. When I was a lad, these looked super cool, but sadly now they just look like a failed joke. Still, they have a following, and this must be one of the best on the market. Well sold at any money. Sports Car Market

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Anglia Car Auctions King’s Lynn, U.K. #140-1976 TRIUMPH STAG Mk 2 con- vertible. S/N T38184LD. Green/green cloth/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 80,400 miles. Tidy older resto. Stainless rocker covers as it’s a Mk 2, but looks solid behind. Newish top. Original motor tidy (the days of Rover V8 conversions are long behind us). Good origi- creased, veneers and wood cappings very good. Full service history to 52,198 miles in 2008. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $76,562. After several abortive attempts to get this from London to Norfolk, it took the second-high spot of the sale, being in the middle of ACA’s preferred trading ground of up to £100k ($165k). Sold right to slightly high, so worth the wait. FRENCH nal interior vinyl and Moto-Lita wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,355. Stags, a staple of middle-ground British classic auctions, have stabilized, and here the price looked right for a decent, usable example. Autobox doesn’t appear to affect Stag values. #90-1978 FORD CORTINA sedan. S/N BABFUS50649. Beige/beige velour. RHD. Odo: 21,000 miles. Ford’s boggo family car, but even these Mk 4s are enjoying a resurgence since Mk 3s became popular in the media (“Life on Mars,” various music videos). Garage stored since 2000, dusty but not rusty, engine turns but no attempt made to start it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,698. Offered at no reserve with all proceeds going to an unspecified charity. Sold fairly at about 30% less than a nice Mk3—it’s much better than it looks and should clean up, and a service and a cam belt won’t cost much. #133-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N SCAZ00005F0 H09441. Blue/blue cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 52,747 miles. Good all around, no cracks in paint, rear arches feel good, top looks new but is probably original, leather lightly Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,983. These utilitarian French hold-all hatchbacks once were everywhere, but rust and low values will have scrapped them, so it’s unusual to find a restored one. Only six are known to the U.K. Renault Classic Car Club, and this one appears on their website. Sold where estimated, so you have to call this market-correct, although the appeal of its aesthetics and dynamics is limited. Well done for saving one. #52-1979 CITROËN CX Athena hatch- back. S/N 00MP7780. Maroon/brown velour. RHD. Odo: 13,010 miles. Good and straight, two owners, good service history. Claimed rust-free and looks it. Cam belt just changed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,178. Earliest, purestlooking CX in the sale, and it took the most #5-1972 RENAULT 6 TL hatchback. S/N 7956407. Maroon/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 59,253 miles. Successor to the R4, R1181 is the “big” one with 1,100 cc instead of 850. Restored in 2005. Straight car. Paint looks good apart from a few dust marks and a couple of bubbles in front hood edge. Rechromed bumpers still good. Lots of sticky black underseal underneath. Vinyl interior doing well, though driver’s seat is a bit baggy. Rear belts. #51-1981 CITROËN CX2400 Familiale wagon. S/N VF7MAMF001MF8548. Gold/ brown velour. RHD. Replacement for the DS Safari and looks almost as ungainly, but capable of carrying huge amounts of stuff. Had a “huge restoration” in late 1990s with a/c and electric rear windows added. Now with a few paint defects noted—but what’s more worry- ing is the big puddle of something left where it was standing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,742. Possible escape of fluid didn’t seem to bother the buyer, although big-Cit fanciers tend to be fairly philosophical types. Could just have been antifreeze from a blown hose—and yeah, the a/c “might just need regassing,” too. Sold at top estimate, but find another as good in the U.K. Last one worth having was $18k from the Rainier collection in Monaco 2012 (SCM# 209355). #53-1983 CITROËN GSA X1 hatchback. S/N VF7GXYL0035YL3081. Red/black velour. RHD. Odo: 85,000 miles. GSA is a facelifted GS—which was originally going to be rotary-powered, you know, but ended up with a tiny (1,015 cc) flat-four, plus the generally mad instruments and switchgear. Good all around, decent paint, 35 entries in the service book. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,090. Once these were everywhere, now very rare due to rust and perverse engineering. Only four known to the club, but I know a man who uses one as a daily driver. (His other car is a 2002...) This one is known as “Hyacinth,” which tells you a lot about the kind of folk who own them. Well sold, but essential if you’re moved by this kind of thing. money. Being the lowest-mileage example known to the club helped. It’s also slightly less complicated than later cars, which is a bonus. Mid-estimate price, but any CX short of the GTI version costing almost £5k still feels vaguely well sold. 118 #50-1988 CITROËN CX22 Croisette hatchback. S/N VF7MANR0004NR2672. Silver/blue velour. RHD. CX was DS replacement and just as complicated. Huge history with 24 entries in the service book, but sadly there’s a crease in the left front fender, possibly from storage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,817. Croisette was an official special edi- Sports Car Market

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Anglia Car Auctions King’s Lynn, U.K. patterned velour. RHD. Odo: 202 miles. A bit like the Volvo (Lot 8), except that it had a little more front fender damage before being put away, this time in a very dusty garage. But engine bay, underside and interior are like new, oil is still golden (coolant all appears to have leaked away). No worries about starting tion for the U.K. market. This one’s said to come from careful ownership (husband and then widow) with runs to Portugal under its belts. A cheap entry to the joys of the CX, but all the seller was looking for, so realistically bought and sold. #54-1988 CITROËN CX25 Prestige Turbo 2 hatchback. S/N VF7MANP0001 NP9151. Cassis Nacre/black vinyl. RHD. The holy grail for CX fanciers, and in very good order all round. Still with factory alloys and it up for the first time in 22 years either, as pushrod motor has no cam belt to break. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,916. Campus is base model, and no less feeble and dull to drive than the time-warp Volvo 340 (Lot 8). This was also offered at no reserve, although ACA’s Rob George quietly expected it to make “a couple of thousand,” and in the end it exceeded that—rising to roughly 10 times what I would have been prepared to pay. I don’t know why you’d want a new R5 Campus, but if you did, this was it. #49-1993 CITROËN XM Prestige hatch- Michelin TRXs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,614. Collector Patrick Rugg says this is the only Prestige Turbo to pass through his hands in more than 1,000 Citroëns. Sold midestimate and just about represents top money for the model, even as the SM continues to climb. #48-1991 CITROËN BX TZD turbodiesel hatchback. S/N VF7XBEK0013EK 7722. Anthracite/gray valour. RHD. Ah, the thinking man’s GTI. First lot from the sevencar Patrick Rugg collection of post-DS Citroëns. Good all around, tidy and unscuffed, interior not worn, cam belt changed 200 miles SOLD AT $1,989. Like all big Citroëns, it’s a lot of car (and technology) for the money. Which is fine when it’s working. Which is why they’re cheap. This was inexpensive enough to take a punt on an interesting period piece and chuck it when enough of it goes wrong. GERMAN ago with fully stamped service book. Best color for these, too. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,740. Only four owners and with father and son for past 12 years. Rare in original condition thanks to low values, and still cheap. Rightly sold twice over lower estimate. #170-1992 RENAULT 5 Campus hatchback. S/N VF1C4010408914006. White/gray 120 #127-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304222015472. Ivory/ black steel/black MB-Tex. RHD. Odo: 69,465 miles. Repainted, and panel seams still visible inboard of headlights, sign of a sensitive restoration. Motor almost concours-level, rear chassis legs good. Still smells new inside, small cracks in white plastic steering wheel. Motorola radio, hard and soft tops. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $83,688. This was the best of the three W113s at the sale. Unsold on a £40k back. S/N VF7Y3AH0004AH8793. Dark blue. RHD. Odo: 77,000 miles. Replacement for the SM, beloved of antique dealers and just about nobody else. Good, straight, unscuffed. Optional leather interior, rare “wobbly web” wheels, cambelt changed 5k ago. Cond: 2-. Motor very tidy. With added a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,431. In U.S. until 2008, then Spain, then U.K. by 2013. Best of the three W113s at this sale, entered by a London dealer who’s found that his Pagodas sell well here, although here it was let go a couple of thousand under lower estimate. It’s a long drag back to London. #152-1974 BMW 2002 2-dr sedan. S/N 3680098. Silver/blue vinyl. Odo: 13,009 km. Fitted with S14 M3 engine and suitable suspension and brake upgrades. Sits on 15-inch BBS alloys. Tidy and clean; rockers, trunk floor and wheelwell okay. Some dust marks in paint. Interior vinyl wearing well, Moto-Lita wheel, plus big bucket seat for driver (original ($67k) provisional bid on the day, later listed as sold at £50,400 ($85k), then deleted from the website and later declared sold at £50k, making it the high spot of the sale above the Corniche convertible. #129-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412002218. Dark blue/blue hard top/beige leather. Odo: 67,801 miles. Good and straight with decent rear chassis legs. Fillet joints still visible just inboard of headlamps. Paint microblistered in places, good chrome, leather lightly creased. is included). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,923. Has been in Andorra, and more recently in storage. Sold for the price of a decent 2002, so all that engineering hasn’t paid back. And you have to question the wisdom of using up two Sports Car Market

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Anglia Car Auctions King’s Lynn, U.K. precious originals to make this one hybrid that probably doesn’t do anything as well as its parents did. I would have liked it, though, and as a hooligan rear-driver it’s far less money than a quick Escort or even a Sunbeam Lotus. ITALIAN #141-1965 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Sprint coupe. S/N AR854504. White/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 5,805 miles. Better than it looks, as white doesn’t do these any favors, although paint is new, as is some chrome. Straight, no rot, good door fit. Interior nice, with original perforated leather cracked and creased. Hood $25,231. Price paid is where decent examples are these days, with only the very best restored cars getting more. The earliest “hockey stick” cars are considered the most collectible, but these later injected cars are easier to live with. equivalent Rover Mini Cooper, which it will hose off. SWEDISH #125-1958 VOLVO 445 Duett wagon. S/N 27009. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 25,286 km. Solid (it’s a Volvo) but rather quickly blown over, with most external fittings left on, including roof-mounted spotlights and wiring. Red vinyl interior tatty, with door seals hanging off and some wiring handing down from dash. Rear seats okay and load bed pretty opens with the aid of a pair of pliers. Motor is tidy, with original lube chart and paint code tag under the lid. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,757. U.K.-supplied car. Very low mileage appears to be genuine, and put away from the early ’70s until 2011. Sold mid-estimate—but find another. #138-1971 ALFA ROMEO GTV 1750 coupe. S/N AR1455299. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,152 km. South African 105.45 (RHD 1750 GTV) imported to the U.K. only in 2013, so it hasn’t had time to rust yet. Repainted 2007. GTA-type alloys. Interior good AMERICAN much undamaged. Motor is grubby, but there’s a nice new black rubber battery, though. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,876. Ex-Swedish fire brigade, imported 1990, said to have lots of history. Also said to have had $20k spent on it since then, and it sold for just over half that in what looked like a fair deal. These are rare, but this one offered “scope for improvement,” as they say. and dash top uncracked. Motor tidy, with chrome airbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,575. Not bid far enough on the day, but buyer upped his offer to this acceptable figure soon after the sale, and a deal was done. Which was the point of us all being there, when all’s said and done. #150-1975 INNOCENTI MINI 2-dr se- dan. S/N 568158. Red/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 20,370 miles. Good, rust-free, tweaked motor, rear belts. All the right bits, including Minisport 5-speed gearbox. Aftermarket dash with extra gauges. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,876. Sold right at about the same money as an 122 #131-1971 VOLVO 1800E coupe. S/N 184352U037269. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,700 miles. One of the last produced and in very good order. Repainted, original leather slightly fading, and piping is wavy due to age, but not worn. No chassis number #19-1945 WILLYS MB jeep. S/N N/A. Olive drab/khaki canvas/khaki canvas. Odo: 6,756 miles. The chassis is Willys, so’s the motor, and as the body’s unmarked, it could be too—so maybe matching numbers. But shame there are no digits stamped into the chassis plate to reveal its true identity. Lightly ripply body with some repairs to sides and floor, #8-1987 VOLVO 340 GL hatchback. S/N 343122309201. Silver gray/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 132 miles. Like a new one aside from minor cosmetic damage on right front fender that caused the elderly owner to put it away in 1987. Almost as if hermetically preserved, as even the motor castings aren’t corroded, all remaining in exact factory finishes. Still with original tires, which won’t be worth a light, plus Volvo battery and first aid kit. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,700. DAF-designed small Volvo isn’t our usual fare, but there was massive media interest in this (in the U.K. at least). But what makes it unique also renders it unusable: even changing the tires would likely devalue it, so it’s destined to become a museum piece. Oh, well—saves the new owner having to buy a pipe and trilby. stamped on plate. Claimed only three keepers including a vicar. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT brush-painted and with lots of accessories: rifle in scabbard across dash, grenade, helmets and tools. Has freewheel front hubs. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,649. First in the U.K. in 1956. Not sold on the block, but a deal was stitched together in the days following. As Jeeps continue to inflate gently, £12k–£15k ($21k–$25k) is no longer top dollar as it was a decade ago, meaning this was slightly well bought. © Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights CANADIAN #SP93-1915 FORD MODEL T depot hack. S/N C354512. Black & wood/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Older restoration/build. Still decent wood, paint showing wear, chips, starring. Worn brass and overheating stains on radiator. Basic seating looks homemade and not particularly comfortable. Minor wear on front seats. Looks a century old under the hood. Red-painted wooden wheels are worn, aging and appear to need attention. A well- 1964 Ford GT40 prototype coupe, sold at $7,560,000 MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Houston, TX Date: April 10–12, 2014 Automotive lots sold/offered: 682/967 Sales rate: 71% Sales total: $33,585,214 High sale: 1964 Ford GT40 prototype, sold at $7,560,000 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Cody Tayloe worn hack. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,982. This 1915 depot hack was a rebuild of a period vehicle following a common pattern built on a Ford TT chassis. Equipped with an electric starter, front lights and horn, it reportedly ran well and came with mechanical records. But it appeared a bit cobbled-together in places, and obviously bidders thought so, too. Still, at the no-reserve bid, no harm done. In fact, a few improvements and upgrades could turn it into a local-show favorite. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP95-1929 FORD MODEL A rumble- seat roadster. S/N CAY1309. Brown & black/tan cloth/brown vinyl. Odo: 68,395 miles. Solid body, no rust. Correct beige color with black fenders still presentable, aging, dull paint with some scratches, polishing marks and chips. Brown vinyl interior and carpets with minimal wear. Decent chrome, nickel plating. Old, tired engine detailing. Defective windshield wiper. Wheels and pinstriping a complementary orange. Older resto, decent driver offered without reserve. Cond: 3+. Ice cream not included, a 1952 Chevrolet 3/4-Ton ice-cream truck, sold at $26,946 COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Location: Toronto, CAN Date: April 4–6, 2014 Auctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered: 191/279 Sales rate: 68% Sales total: $3,511,701 High sale: 2009 Bentley Arnage R sedan, sold at $103,793 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = CAD $1.10) Report and photos by Norm Mort 124 1949 Triumph 2000 roadster, sold at $34,020 SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Portland, OR Date: April 11–12, 2014 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered: 73/111 Sales rate: 66% Sales total: $918,247 High sale: 1964 Chevrolet Impala 2-dr hard top, sold at $37,260 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa SOLD AT $27,944. Reportedly maintained by a professional mechanic who focused on reliability and safety. Niceties included a radiator guard, a quail radiator cap, dual sidemounts, rearview mirrors, wind wings, steps, a luggage rack and mechanical records. Model A Fords continue to find new buyers. Roadsters in Sports Car Market

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Roundup concours condition in the 1990s were selling at less than half this price. Despite increased interest, I still considered this uninspiring, tired-looking example well sold—especially with no reserve. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. ENGLISH #260-1949 TRIUMPH 2000 roadster. S/N TRA676. Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 1,356 km. Beautiful restored car. Paint shows occasional blemish at edges. Interior spotless and pristine. Engine bay tidy without being overdone. One of the only cars of this caliber here. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,020. The description outlined the car’s full restoration and and out and could be shown at club events as-sold. Not a lot of money, but then again, a fully restored Anglia is only a couple of grand more at the most, so I’d call it well sold, especially as a “No Reserve.” Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP28-1961 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GHNL9151015. Old English White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 9,463 miles. Fully restored. Original respray color excellent and proper gray fender lace. Appeared to be a slightly different color under the hood. Fresh black vinyl interior and carpets. Fully detailed engine and chassis. Aftermarket mag wheels and more rubber. A tastefully modified MGA that looked as ready for racing as it did for the road. Cond: 2+. BEST BUY professionally rebuilt engine, as well as an “upgraded” engine and brake system, new upholstery and top, and the rumble seat with its own folding windshield. Not sure what the upgrades were, but the conversion to floor shift fooled me. Quite a job done here. Well done for the seller, and a good find for the buyer. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #SP84-1950 FORD ANGLIA 2-dr sedan. S/N E4930AFA. Black/brown vinyl. Odo: 13,239 miles. Acceptable repaint, but lots of dirt. Dings in passenger’s door and fenders. Chrome ranged from pitted handles to shiny, scratched bumpers. Worn dash, steering wheel and trim painted in flat brown. Decent original reddish leather interior. Very worn, original underhood. Original rusty-but-solid underside. Silver-painted steel wheels covered in surface rust. A fairly solid, fairly original example. SOLD AT $25,699. Here was an MGA I was ready to hate at first glance. A bitsa car. An MGA 1600 with a 1622 grille and dash, aftermarket wheels, cut-down windscreen, etc. (Another restored, stock screen came with the car.) Yet, after going over it very carefully, I had to admit this was a pretty nice and thoroughly practical classic in tastefully modified form. Money paid was more than market correct for a modified MGA, but it was so good that I would have to say well bought, as well as well sold. Worth every penny and probably more. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #F259-1961 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS774625L. Red/biscuit leather. Odo: 43,243 miles. Exported directly from a London showroom in 1961, per Heritage Certificate. High-quality older restoration showing age. Said to be a nut-and-bolt restoration, but no indication when. Dull areas in paint where the top rests when up. Chrome lustrous overall but showing some wear. Windshield is streakfree, and rubber surround and door gaskets are good. Soft top completely missing, but hard- Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,735. Rarely seen prewar design. This early post-war British Ford import is painfully slow, with a top speed of 57 mph. Described as one of the few early, wellpreserved original-condition Anglia sedans, it appeared to have been refurbished in places over the past 65 years. It was all stock inside July 2014 ware is there. Unrestored window frames are included with the sale. Above-average interior shows little wear. Tidy engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,960. Overall, this was a tidy little car with enough age on the resto- 125

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Roundup ration to alleviate fear of damaging the value while enjoying it on the open road. Although the needs were minimal, incomplete projects always leave some bidders on the sidelines. Getting the top and unrestored window frames in order could bring more interest next time. The selling price was a fair deal for the buyer and seller. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #S38-1967 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk IA convertible. S/N 382001769. Red/black vinyl/black tweed. Odo: 85,322 miles. Older paint with age blemishes throughout. Clear bra on nose. Dull stainless. Light chrome scratches on bumpers. Trunk slightly tight at top, otherwise average panel fit. Sand-pitted windshield. Original carpets in good condition. Tweed and vinyl interior. Wood veneers holding up well. Trunk carpets appear to have been replaced during mid-’90s restoration. $34,560. It didn’t take a keen eye or magnifying glass to see that this one needed a little help. Interceptor values have become soft in the past year or so, and the price paid here doesn’t leave much room for condition improvement, especially given the steep costs of a restoration. Could it be someone was enamored with the RHD and long European tenure? Similar examples can still be had for much cheaper than the price paid. Bidders knew the car was brought to be sold, and that strategy paid off well for the seller. Very well sold. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #S210.1-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UE1S25222. Primrose/ tan canvas/biscuit leather. Odo: 60,822 miles. Mileage said to be actual. Factory a/c. Restored in 1997 and probably ready for another paint job. Paint crack along passenger’s side rear fender and at lower corner of driver’s door. Gaskets in good condition. Light scratches on chrome. Carpets point to use with some fit issues at the driver’s footwell. Slightly hazy gauges. Tidy engine compart- chips. New bumper and trim chrome. Likenew period-style interior. Rebuilt engine fully painted and detailed. Rust-free floorpan with new wiring harness, brakes, suspension, rubber gaskets and more. High on quality, as well as cute factor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,248. Everything on this earlier Beetle certainly appeared new or rebuilt. It was also equipped with all those personality items that make these vintage Beetles so attractive, such as the period-accessory headlamp lids, roof rack, wicker interior shelf, wide whitewall tires and slimming fender skirts. Top price bid was on the low side, so owner was wise to pass this time around. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #422-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER hot rod pickup. S/N D266137857. Blue/black velour and blue velour. Odo: 37,590 miles. A solid, rust-free rod. Decent paint with no charge for fake bullet holes. Dulling graphics. Rather tasteless custom interior of bright teal blue and black velour. Black and white carpeting on rear cab wall for added tastelessness. Detailed engine with some wear. Radical look further heightened by graphics Engine in used condition overall. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,680. Tigers in almost any condition seem to be a sure bet these days. Prices have been on the rise for several years, and we’ve seen some pretty terrible ones sell for way too much money. This one isn’t exactly a lost cause, but it does need a few tweaks to get things back in order. It’s definitely a good 20-footer as it sits and would be perfect for driving, as opposed to showing. No reserve was the way to go here, bringing good money for a decent car. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #S22-1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR Series III coupe. S/N 1388603. Silver/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,704 miles. Mostly original RHD European import. Restored in the mid-1990s, with itemized documentation included. Paint is mostly faded overall, with two dents in the driver’s door. Pitting on trim throughout. Rubber is in decent condition. Glass is good. Wheels are dull. Interior is tired but in good shape with many ment presents well but does show signs of use. Includes two keys and original window sticker. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $66,960. This one had the right things going for it, including single ownership for 35 years and “paperwork.” While the restoration was older and needed refreshening, important things such as a/c, manual gearbox, tools, both original keys and the original window sticker helped attract the right buyer. These are costly to restore and keep on the road, and while not perfect, this one is ready to enjoy. The money was getting close to freshly restored territory. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. GERMAN #402-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 1104350. Yellow green/cream vinyl. Odo: 7,943 miles. Fully restored Volkswagen. Excellent paint except for a few minor and stance. A fun looker, but not for the inconspicuous. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,715. Certainly a one-of-a-kind custom VW pickup that had been shortened 42 inches. Modified 1600cc dual-port, dual-carb VW engine with remote oil cooler and filter, custom header and dual exhaust. Winning bid was pretty well what this hot rod was worth. Dubbed “Short and Nasty,” yet hopefully it doesn’t drive that way. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #T148.1-1969 OPEL GT coupe. S/N 941732979. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 59,529 miles. Recent repaint in average condition. Older rubber on rear window, but other gaskets appear to have been replaced. Chrome in good condition. Period-correct aftermarket wheels. Driver’s door difficult to close, but panel fit appears correct. Original interior in decent stress cracks in the leather seats. Original Jensen 8-track shaft-mount radio with wind-up antenna. Gauges are clear. Engine is worn and dirty. No reserve. Cond: 4. SOLD AT 126 Sports Car Market

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Roundup condition. Touch-points show wear. Cracks in steering wheel. Tired engine compartment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,660. Not sold at Mecum’s Dallas auction in September 2013 for $14k (SCM# 227671); a sale came together here for not much more than the last offer. We first saw this one at Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in May of 2013, where it sold for a bargain price of $9,250, at which point it clearly needed some help (SCM# 216591). It appears that a few issues have been sorted since that first sale, and the market has spoken. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #T102-1969 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 149660533. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 52,074 miles. Nice and well sorted with newer red paint. Paint drip noted behind passenger’s door. A few minor chips on the engine cover. Fresh rubber with updated chrome and stainless. Lower trim is a little on the wavy side. While not factory-correct, tweed interior is tidy and clean. Aftermarket upgrade to power windows. Luggage-compartment carpet appears to have been cut to fit been fatigued paying entry and transport fees while holding out for a non-existent big payoff. It was finally cut loose at a market-correct price. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #S77.1-1970 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N 9110210190. White/black vinyl. Odo: 51,320 miles. Thick older repaint with a fair amount of overspray. Worn gaskets and rubber. Scratched stainless trim and Targa hoop. Light scratches on original glass. Passenger’s door tight at bottom rear. Nice leather-wrapped steering wheel shows use. Interior carpets are mostly tired, with bunching at the edges. Dash cover possibly hiding cracks. Hard-to-find door panels in average condition. Seats are average but not hopeless. Engine compartment needs atten- BEST BUY Paul Newman and Bill Freeman in the 1977 12 Hours of Sebring. In service as a race car for 22 years. 360-hp 3.0-L race engine. Twin 50-mm PMO carburetors. Three-year restoration completed in 2009. Paint shows well but has light topcoat scratches. Black trim on door handles and windshield-surround are chipping. Wear marks on hood and engine cover pin strike plates. Driver’s door wants to stick with a knife. Tidy engine compartment. Areas of rust on the floor-pan under the passenger’s seat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,960. This one has been out and about in the past year but didn’t sell until now. At Mecum’s April 2013 Houston auction, the consignor turned down a top bid of $15k (SCM# 215951). Months later, a high bid of $12k was again turned down at Mecum’s Dallas auction in September 2013 (SCM# 236331). The consignor must have tion. Factory a/c. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $32,400. You would be hard pressed to pull a non-running long-nose Targa out of a field for the price paid here—especially given the redhot Porsche market. Sure, it had its flaws, but it was complete. This was a collector’s dream come true and a real bargain—or is this the sign of the bubble bursting? Either way, there is nothing cheap about restoring a Porsche, but the end result could be a $100k car that you have $100k invested in, along with lots of time and restoration hassle. I would buy them all day long at this price, but then again, so would everyone else. Very well bought. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #S100-1974 PORSCHE 911 racer. S/N 9114101035. Orange/black cloth. Driven by when closing. Interior is spartan and in good condition. Engine compartment tidy and not overdone. No odo. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $325,000. It is not uncommon to see racingpedigree Porsches driven by lesser-known names outside the racing circuit bring six-digit prices. This 911 goes beyond retired racer status, having undergone a complete restoration finished in 2009 after spending 22 years on the circuit, all on top of Paul Newman history. It will certainly be interesting to see where it goes if offered again. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #T270-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592038499. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 51,074 miles. Said to be original mileage. Older repaint showing age. Poor paint prep on top of driver’s door. Dry spray noted on passenger’s rear fender and above engine hatch on driver’s side. Other areas show paint fading. Bumper chrome has lots of scratches. Front fender blinker housings are pitted. Rubber is in nice condition. Panel fit is good. Interior said to be original and is in good condition. Steering wheel shows use. No rips or tears. Engine compartment points to use but is presentable. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,340. While the earlier Beetles tend to be more collectible, these later cars still offer an affordable and satisfying entry into the old-car hobby. This one reportedly showed original miles, but there was no documentation to confirm. Still a good value at the price paid. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP38-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D7KA104419. White/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 113,260 km. Fully refurbished and comes with war- 128 Sports Car Market

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Roundup ranty. Factory-quality paint with minimal imperfections. Very good chrome. Black leather interior like new. Clean underhood. Freshly painted black underside and refinished factory mag wheels. With two tops and all books and manuals. Freshly serviced, fully certified and emissions tested for turn-key fun. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $17,694. There are always lots of SLs on the market, ranging from fright pig to concours-level. This one wasn’t really a low-mile car, and white is not to everyone’s taste, but price paid was average for this well-above-average SL. All things considered, both buyer and seller did well here. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #S249.1-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ1340YAH60135. Titanium Silver Metallic/Sport Red leather. Odo: 34,666 miles. Low-mileage example of a modern classic. Six-speed manual. Factory hard top. Paint in excellent condition with no major flaws. Minor rashing on the underside of the chin (really only visible if you are looking for it). Headlights slightly cloudy. Great trim and chrome. fall of 2013 for $85k (SCM# 227171), confirming this high bid. Lot S130.1 was a Pantera GTS apparently out of the same collection and with less than 1,000 original miles. That one did not sell either at a high bid of $95k. Lowmileage examples will surely fetch a premium, but these may end up being missed opportunities in a market saturated with decent examples available for $60k. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP40-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A4J0077912. White/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 27,820 miles. Front hood sits high. Mostly factory paint still very good. Fresh or like-new black leather interior and carpets. Detailed engine and clean underhood. Flat black underside. Fully refinished factory wheels. Good clean example of wear, minor cracking and sagging. Minor wrinkling only on vinyl interior panels. Some fading, stains on factory red carpet. Original detailing under hood, with minimal wear. Factory wheels and fresher tires. Clean, original Spider for cheap summer fun. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,988. Despite being a high-mileage U.S. example, this appeared to be a tidy, wellcared-for Alfa with only two previous owners. Stated never winter driven and looked it. Maintained by local expert. Power windows and matching hard top. Whereas earlier Alfas in Canada are scarce, there are plenty of these later Spiders always for sale. A buyer’s market means selling prices are very competitive. Even so, buyer did very well here if this Alfa Spider goes as good as it looked. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #S29-1994 FERRARI 348 Spider. S/N ZFFRG43A0R0097035. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 50,347 miles. Mostly original paint with a multitude of touch-ups. Nose appears to have been repainted. Original glass and rubber. Signs of early delamination on windshield. Panel fit is correct. Interior in average used-car condition. Seats show few signs of wear. Original tool roll and manuals included. Also includes documentation. Cond: Average threshold scuffs from entry and exit. Interior in like-new condition. Some wear on the a/c controls. Tidy S62 powerplant. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $118,800. Compare the Z8 with a Mercedes SL600. Both cost around $130k when new. Where is the Mercedes today? $10k to $20k-ish? Of course, with an R129 production run of more than a decade, there is no shortage of used-condition SLs. Most Z8s, by contrast, have been preserved from day one, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one under $100k. Mileage still affects the value, and this one sold on the money. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. ITALIAN #S88.1-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNND06836. Burgundy/black leather. Odo: 7,627 miles. Unrestored original with minimal signs of use. Paint holding up well. Wear and chips around the fuel filler. Original rubber in good condition. Slight wear on nose where hood rubs bumper when raised. Blemish on center console appears to be a burn. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Recently sold at Mecum’s Dallas auction in the 130 Sports Car Market entry-level Ferrari. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $54,891. A 27,000 original-mile example, fresher belt-replacement service and rarer 1988½ edition model with Convex Five Star Ferrari wheels with new tires helped sell this none-too-exciting-color white Ferrari, as did the invoices and safety and emissions certificates. Prices are slowly increasing, and this one was sold market-correct. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #628-1990 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Se- ries 4. S/N ZARBA12 T9L6002551. Red/red hard top/black cloth soft top/ gray leather. Odo: 91,808 miles. Still excellent original red paint on dent- and rust-free body. Minor pitting on rear deck top pieces. No cracking on dash. Original gray leather interior with premium red stitch. Sport package showing little 3+. SOLD AT $38,800. Last sold at Mecum’s Dallas auction in 2013 within a few hundred dollars of the sale price here (SCM# 235733). This one could have lots of life left if the proper 45,000-mile service was performed. The seller got months of use of a good driverquality Ferrari essentially for free. Not a bad deal. The two transactions show the price here is consistent with the used 348 Spider market. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. JAPANESE #T63-1963 DATSUN FAIRLADY 2000 convertible. S/N SRL31110791. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 93,280 miles. The consignor states there are several new bits and that the car has just been tuned and serviced. Older repaint in poor condition. Numerous large chips and some cracking. Faded throughout. Dull chrome all around. Most rubber is

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) # 221404140392-1970 DATSUN 510 2-dr sedan. 35,753 miles. In storage 1991–2014. Clean, no dings or scratches. New lights and trim, rechromed bumpers. No cancer anywhere. Later L18 engine with dual carbs. 5-speed. Runs strong, shifts perfect. Lights, horn, wipers all work. On 13-inch Enkei rims. Lots of original paperwork. Condition: 2 Roundup shot. Driver’s door fit is poor. Unappealing aftermarket wheel choice. Tired, worn, original interior. Cheap cover likely hiding cracks in dash. Cracking on steering-wheel leather. Dents on interior trim. Lots of pedal wear. Hard top needs some help. Engine is presentable; some recent replacement hoses. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. Definitely has room for improvement, but not too far gone to make a nice project. Everything appeared to be there, so no missing-parts scavenger hunt. Plus, it’s a more desirable 2000. A good starting point with no visible rust showing; it shouldn’t take a big check to get this one in order. The seller received a fair deal, and the new owner has a road-ready driver to enjoy before a restoration. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. SOLD AT $7,600. This California dealer restores and sells a lot of 510s, and this is about as low as his prices go. It wasn’t a bone-stock museum piece, but it looked well-sorted and ready to be driven sideways. Well bought. eBay Motors, 4/2/14. # 261468884639-1964 TOYOTA DELUXE CROWN sedan. S/N RS4084659. 66,458 miles. British Columbia car, off the road since 1968. Original paint, mostly burned off. No accidents. Glass is near perfect. Engine turns over great and runs, but transmission service needed. Missing seats and carpet. New tires on Magnum 500s; originals included, two hubcaps. Sold on bill of sale. Condition: 5 #S228-1968 TOYOTA FJ44 Icon SUV. S/N FJ44057759. Eucalyptus Green/black canvas/black vinyl & cloth. Hand-built adaptation of the classic Toyota FJ. Alloy body. 5.3-liter V8. 4L65E automatic transmission. Powdercoated matte exterior is like-new and shows minimal use. Panel fit is correct. Doors open and close with ease. Big windows on canvas top are clear and mostly smudge-free. Only signs of exterior use are on strike plates on rear bumper where spare tire and jerrycan swing away. Interior like-new, showing virtually no use. Engine TOP 10 No. 9 $52,380. NSX prices are all over the board, with sales in the past few years ranging from the low $30ks to new highs approaching the original MSRP (about $85k in ’01). This one fell right in the middle, making it seem like a fair deal. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. AMERICAN #SP83-1927 REO WOLVERINE coach. S/N B1230. Brown, tan & black/black vinyl/ brown cloth. Odo: 59,403 miles. Old paint peeling along beltline, some minor wear, but overall very good. Only minimal wear on original brown cloth interior that was more olive brown now. Excellent headliner and rear blind. Chrome and nickel plating still decent. Oncedetailed engine needed re-freshening. Nicely painted underside. Rear trunk and spare fitted. An old car with an acceptable patina. Cond: SOLD AT $2,125. These must’ve looked pretty bland to American shoppers when new, but such slab-sided 1960s styling is an eye-popping sight on a Japanese car today. Bringing this back to life with no parts supply will be a profitless labor of love, but the new owner will have one of the only examples on the continent. Fair price for an intact shell and running engine, and good luck with the title. eBay Motors, 5/11/14. # 291121653262-1975 SUBARU 4WD WAGON. S/N A64L804114. 129,223 miles. A few dents, minimal rust, no holes in body. Some Bondo in passenger’s side. Runs and drives fine but has a hard time idling at stoplights. Dash has a few cracks, driver’s seat really bad, others in good shape. Transmission, 4wd, lights, signals, heaters, wipers and washers all work. Condition: 4 tucked away neatly in smallish engine compartment. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $162,000. The only things that are actually Toyota on these bespoke SUVs are the Toyota VIN tag and a few frame and hood pieces. Everything else is high-quality modern adaptations. With only a few dozen of these constructed each year, they are not offered often, even in the private market. There is said to be a two-year waiting list for a new one, and prices start north of $100k before adding any options. This one has been for sale privately with an asking price of $186k, making the sale price here seem like a decent buy. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. SOLD AT $2,025. For the outdoorsy college type hauling fly rods and surfboards — and who “doesn’t care about cars” — what more fashionable anti-status symbol can you think of for the trailhead parking lot? It even has a rack and a moonroof. Well bought. eBay Motors, 4/20/14. ♦ 132 #F98.1-2001 ACURA NSX targa. S/N JH4NA21611T000072. Yellow/yellow targa/ black leather. Odo: 42,709 miles. Six-speed manual. Factory-original paint with very few flaws. No chips around targa roof. Rubber and glass appear factory-fresh. Interior is unmolested and well cared for. Minimal wear on driver’s seat bolster. Interior touch-points also show very little wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT 2-. SOLD AT $16,966. This 1927 REO Wolverine was an early production model with the earliest body and frame number of any of the Wolverine cars on the REO Car Club Registry. Just three previous owners with history since 1978. Second owner had REO restored by a U.S. expert in 1982. Former second-place winner at Hershey, it appeared to have been well cared for over the decades. Third owner brought it to Canada in 1996. Price paid was a bargain compared with the slower, more popular Model A Ford, but then again there are a lot fewer REO enthusiasts. Price paid was market-correct for this stylish coach. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #265-1928 FORD MODEL A “AR” roadster. S/N A667621. Black & green/black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 2,246 miles. Period resto—not overdone, but as it was in ’28. Slight blemishes around touchpoints, minor swirling, but not out of line. Interior matches exterior quality (painstakingly so), as does tidy period engine and bay. Not immaculate, but nothing to be ashamed of. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,170. Papers stated that this Sports Car Market

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Roundup V8 powerplant. The buyer must have found answers to any questions and made a good move. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. was restored with factory-correct components, including rims and caps, wind reflectors, restored gas tank, plus recent tune-up. Probably the closest thing you’ll see to an original ’28 AR unless you saw one back then. Definitely an acceptable price for this classic. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #235-1929 BUICK MODEL 27 sedan. S/N 2279699. Maroon & gray/maroon cloth. Odo: 32,277 miles. Older resto but not intimidating. Paint shows blemishes and wear, interior luxurious and pristine. Engine looks tidy, wooden spoke wheels sharp. An accessible the 1930s. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,445. Originally a barn find in its distant past, this Airflow was eventually completely restored. The previous owner had enjoyed the sedan for 15 years. Rarer than the Chrysler version, with the perceived aerodynamics of the 1930s. This unique but far-from-beautiful shape garnered a lot of enthusiasm despite its foibles. Next to nothing in the way of information provided, yet despite that fact, this Airflow sold for correct market value. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. and period-restored car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,744. One of a handful of wonderful period restorations at the auction, this Buick was clean and sharp. The interior could have been that of a small luxury plane—absolutely first class. The buyer made out with a great deal. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #239-1932 PONTIAC V8 Model 302 se- dan. S/N 312380P8. Black/maroon/black vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 41,483 miles. Stated “Everything is original Parts restored 25 years” (sic). Exterior paint appears to be an older repaint, shows age and nicks but nice. Interior looks new, dash looks amazing, engine bay looks original. Nothing unusual here. #SP89-1936 AUBURN 852 cabriolet. S/N 5016F. Black/tan cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 56,808 miles. Older restoration finished in original Raven Black paint with some dirt, minor wear evident. Scuffed, scratched chrome, yet very presentable. Yellowed headlamps. Correct red interior and tan canvas top decent, but carpets fading. Older detailing and flat black underside. Rust on running boards. Attractive features included rumble seat, dual sidemounts with steel side covers, pedestal side mirrors with Auburn script, original Auburn center #SP86-1935 DESOTO AIRFLOW sedan. S/N 5086863. Green/brown cloth. Odo: 59,592 miles. Restored in past and repainted close to original color, except more modern “flip” added. Minor imperfections in paintwork, front bumper chrome scratched, remaining older chrome decent. Brown cloth interior, headliner and carpets like new. Basic detailing of engine with aluminum painted block, gummy-looking carb and rusty exhaust. Flat black underside. The Edsel of dealers did. Despite 20% increase in sales in 1936, total was a mere 1,848 units. Attractive cabriolets are not as sought after as Speedster and supercharged models. Apparently, inspected by the ACD Club and fully certified. Interestingly, old 1980s value guide placed value at $84,000, which says a lot. Still, I believe well bought by a true classic connoisseur. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #439-1938 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N 11194. Grey and black/green and gray vinyl. Odo: 7,852 miles. Older restoration. Lots of dirt and orange peel in gray paint and even more in black fenders, as well as some prep issues and a few dings. New wood, rub strips and rails on stake bed in better-than-new condition. Older chrome still very good. Little wear on very basic green and gray vinyl interior, but door panels lifting at top. Basic detail- ing underhood. Clean, black underside. A stylish driver spoiled by poor paint finish. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,469. This 1938 Ford barrel-nose pickup was fully restored/refurbished and then stored. Reportedly this former Ontario farm truck ran and drove well. It was a 20-footer, as it looked very stylish with its fresh wood, wide whitewalls, red pinstriping and two-tone paint. Rarer pickup bid to corresponding condition versus market level, and with a quality repaint could easily be worth more. I’d call it well bought. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #S153-1943 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD phaeton. S/N 410303. Gray/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 256 miles. Said to be the second of three V12 allweather phaetons produced and the only known intact survivor. AACA Senior 1st place after 1994 restoration; Best In Class at Amelia Island. Restoration is high quality and holding up well. Consignor has done some paint refreshening. Excellent chrome and trim. Interior in excellent condition. Some light wear on TOP 10 No. 7 Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,444. Aside from the unintentional ambiguity, this was a real gem— especially the quality of the interior and the 134 caps, full chrome covers and correct beauty trim rings, Crosley radio, clock, and factory heater. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $86,827. Originally from California. The 1936 Auburn was identical to 1935 except for switching the front grille badge from 851 to 852—which many driver’s door handle and around interior instrumentation. Engine shows little use. Cond: 1-. Sports Car Market

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Roundup SOLD AT $178,200. We saw this well-caredfor Cadillac as a top seller at Branson’s spring auction in 2011, where it found a new home at $186k (SCM# 177691); a year later it sold at Mecum’s Salmon Brothers sale without reserve for $216k. A bargain price here, especially considering that the seller put money into the car to freshen up the paint from the firewall forward. This older restoration is holding up well and needs nothing. Heck of a deal for the new owner. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP56-1947 STUDEBAKER M5 pickup. S/N 16629. Green & black/black vinyl. Odo: 83,360 miles. Reportedly no rust repair required when rebuilt. Body still straight and rust-free with decent paint. Excellent chrome bumpers, but badly pitted headlamp bezels and other chrome showing some wear. Painted interior shows some scratches, chips. Black vinyl seat with brown vinyl door panels and redone, reportedly done with correct materials. Dash and headliner good. Engine featuring rebuilt flathead V8 and conversion to 12V, bay tidy. Could use a cleaning, but a sharp car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,714. The to-originalspecs resto job looked good, and the description said all components work. Shoebox Fords aren’t the rarest of the rare, but this was an unusual, original-quality machine. That exterior color combo was a winner, too. Well done for both parties. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #SP125-1952 CHEVROLET 3/4-TON ice-cream truck. S/N 2KPF9393. Cream/ brown vinyl. Odo: 74,233 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Minor dirt in cream paint, but overall excellent. Proper vintage signage. Minimal chrome still shiny. Basic truck interior in brown vinyl showing little wear. Engine showing wear and needing detailing. Underside clean, solid. Came with all ice-cream accessories including signs, waste paper basket, and four-foot plastic ice-cream cone. 1963 Texas plate fitted. A novel vehicle, probably too vintage for a real business, yet a great period vehicle for offering frozen treats at family Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ headliner. Older engine detailing needed attention, but super-clean black underside. Five new wide whites and new stainless exhaust. Rarer, great driver with top-notch club support. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,467. This M5 Stude pickup was built in South Bend in November 1946, and then delivered to western Canada, where it spent a great deal of its life on a farm. An older restoration—call it closer to refurbishment; it came with a factory build sheet. A very solid driver with a few cosmetic issues that could be easily addressed while still being enjoyed. Both seller and buyer did well, but buyer definitely has room for future profit. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #249-1949 FORD DELUXE 2-dr sedan. S/N 98BA442736. Blue & black/gray cloth. Odo: 90,100 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Reportedly restored to original configuration. Looks good from most angles. Bumpers good, brightwork age-appropriate. Interior nicely Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com 136 Sports Car Market gatherings on your estate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,946. This Chevy ice cream truck was made in Jersey City, NJ. The freezer was made by Kold Hold Manufacturing Company in Lansing, MI, and still works. The truck spent its life in the Texas Panhandle until 1963, when it was abandoned to a wrecking yard. Except for minor dents and some rotten wood, the truck was in exceptional condition. Imported into Canada, it underwent a seven-year restoration completed in 2004. Limited appeal, although very appealing as a novelty. Price paid seemed fair enough. (Ice cream not included.) Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP123-1956 FORD FAIRLANE Sun- liner convertible. S/N M6CC11937. Meadow Green & Mist Green/green cloth/ green vinyl. Odo: 26,667 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full body-off restoration. Show-quality paint virtually flawless. Lovely green cloth top.

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Roundup Concours chrome and stainless trim buffed and polished. Like-new two-tone green interior. Fully detailed engine and compartment. Detailed undercarriage with the floor pans finished in the body color. 27,000 original mile, AACA Senior Grand National First Prize Winner and sold at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $81,837. Formerly from the Jim Miller Collection. Some options include power steering, automatic transmission, Continental kit, rear-mounted antenna, stainless rocker moldings, stone shields, power top, Town & Country radio, tar-top battery, backup lights, windshield washers, wire-basket wheel covers, rare Ford foglights and factory Ford spotlights. A gem to be sure and sold at high market value, yet still a bargain. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #254-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2-dr hard top. S/N D7RV175642. Salmon, black & white/orange & cream vinyl. Odo: 13,911 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. All-original 500. Shows consistent, age-appropriate wear. Slightly better interior sun-cracked and tired on package shelf. Later steering wheel wrap is the only out-of-place piece. Engine bay tidy. underside. A handsome, bright red Chevy truck not for the inconspicuous. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,932. A recent, one-owner, frame-off shortbox, step-side pickup restoration. Popular features included panoramic cab, deluxe heater, chrome grille, front and rear bumpers, deluxe hubcaps with trim rings and wide whitewall tires. All this and a Bowtie meant lots of interest. Near top-dollar paid, but hard to see a downside here. Both buyer and seller should be happy. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP114-1958 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 2-dr hard top. S/N 588M28786. Festival Red & Alaskan White/red and white leather. Odo: 74,004 miles. 312-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 3-sp. Excellent paintwork other than polishing marks. Average stainless, but excellent chrome, except worn door handles. Like-new plush leather interior and red carpets. Fully detailed engine with flat black underside. Freshly painted steel wheels, wide whitewalls and rear skirts. Big, bold, ’50s beautiful and ’60s-like SOLD AT $20,529. A well-dressed Bel Air, but the ostrich leather seats really stole the show for me. Market-correct price for this particular machine. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #SP99-1959 FORD FAIRLANE convert- ible. S/N H9LC115039. Blue/blue vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 10,097 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Previously refurbished. Older repaint excellent with minor orange peel only. Newer convertible top and even newer rear window still very good. Chrome and stainless range from excellent to just good. Original vinyl interior worn only on chrome piping. Trunk liner still good. Detailed underhood. Clean, painted black underside. Stock wheels with newer wide whites. A very solid driver with attention-getting, yet subtle, colors. Colors quite fetching. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $13,608. The owner stated the car was bought in 1979 at a Silver Auction, and that it’s in the same condition as it was then. The striking color combo on this car really set it apart, and the white-letter tires, black steel wheels and stock hubcaps completed the package just so. Looked to be a good price for both sides. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #SP112-1958 CHEVROLET APACHE 3100 pickup. Red with white/gray/silver vinyl. Odo: 71,518 miles. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. A frame-off, one-owner restoration. Excellent body and paint with minimal flaws. New oak floors with polished stainless rub strips. Deluxe trim and dark gray/silver upholstery showing minimal wear, wrinkling. Fully detailed 6-cylinder engine and bay. Flat black performance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,392. This 1958 Olds Super 88 finished in Festival “Resale” Red and Alaskan White, a matching two-color leather interior, gobs of chrome, with its J2, triple carb and 3-speed stick on the column, drew crowds. The J2 option boasted of 312 hp with 410 pound-foot of torque. A Transportable radio was a neat option too. Lots of excitement and bidding pushed the price to the upper end of the market, but this must be considered a good deal for both seller and buyer. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #431-1959 CHEVROLET BEL AIR se- dan. S/N D59K182403. Tan & white/yellow leather. Odo: 93,889 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint original. Dings on driver’s door, occasional pitting elsewhere, flaking on side spears. Chrome and brightwork scratchy but clean. Interior has aged better than exterior. Headliner and seats sharp. Engine bay clean Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,701. Last seen at auction in August of 2002, no-saling at $17k at eBay/Kruse in Auburn (SCM# 27491). Before that, sold for $20k at eBay/Kruse in OKC in February 2002 (SCM# 26003). Originally from Lebanon, TN. The car appeared well maintained and showed routine replacements both cosmetic and mechanical, including recent engine rebuild, and the chrome fender skirts added pizzazz. High bid was marketcorrect, but not a lot of room to improve without exceeding current values. Not badly bought, but well sold. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #T144-1959 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK IV convertible. S/N H9YC402810. Bolero Red/black canvas/black & white leather. Odo: 68,299 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint shows well. Some delamination on driver’s door mirror and rear window, as well as passenger’s vent window. Miles of chrome in good condition. Holes where difficult-to-source “Mark IV” insignia are missing from lower front fender behind with chrome wire looms, hoses, and other shiny ancillaries. A real looker. Cond: 3. 138 front tires. Top looks newer. Interior is a little below average. Seats appear original. Carpets and interior panels in nice, original condition. Engine shows use with some minor surface rust in areas and failing black paint. Factory air. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,240. Lincolns of this era are challenging to restore, given their Sports Car Market

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Roundup huge size and miles of chrome and trim. Plus there are other gremlins that could need to be sorted with all the power-operated features on these that were so ahead of their time. The selling price was fair, and the condition is just right to use and enjoy and take part in many parades. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #207-1962 CADILLAC SERIES 60 SPE- CIAL Fleetwood 4-dr hard top. S/N 62M066308. White/taupe & sable vinyl & cloth. Odo: 98,309 miles. 390-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Any blemishes are disguised by the white paint. Slight pitting around rear brightwork, all chrome high quality with only light swirling. Gas-door housing is the most worn piece. Seats possibly redone. Great glass, engine bay non-matching numbers. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #267-1964 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N 64F147039. White/cream canvas/black leather. Odo: 44,900 miles. 390ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Cream paint very likely original and shows well despite age. Chipping on hood edges and occasional minor blemishes. Chrome of equal quality. One sealed rip on cream top, interior with minor expected tidy. Possibly the longest car at auction. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,388. Documents said this Caddy featured six-way power seats and a/c, although the a/c did not work. Notes also indicated a concealed AM/FM stereo with remote, as well as “engine compartment, interior, new windshield, etc etc etc” (sic). Not exactly sure what that is implying, but the buyer must have found out. Nicely bought. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #SP67-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S100068. Silver/black leather. Odo: 23,550 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Lovely, completely restored example, marred only by its non-original engine. A few minor flaws only in paint. Some undulations in chrome bumpers. Rocker stainless worn. All other chrome and stainless excellent. Fresh black leather and carpets inside. Fully detailed underhood except exhaust manifold. as-is. Daily driver-quality vehicle. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,208. It’s a well-optioned car (V8, 4-sp, GT trim, dual exhaust) and probably fun given the weight, engine and tranny combo. Needs some attention here and there, but would make for an appealing project. I’d say spot-on for both parties. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. TOP 10 No. 1 Clean, detailed chassis. A top-notch, SplitWindow driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,873. This ’63 had a very low serial number and was probably built on the first or second day of production. As a result, GM exported it to Canada to be exhibited in dealer showrooms. Now offered for the first time after 20 years of ownership, all of this made this a very tempting example. Bidding was enthusiastic, and new owner got a quality and desirable Corvette to enjoy at a good price, despite 140 #S147.1-1964 FORD GT40 prototype coupe. S/N 104. Guardsman Blue/ black vinyl. RHD. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. GT 104 is the fourth GT40 prototype and the second-oldest one in existence. Factory lightweight team car and first one with a po- with Redline tires. A very high-quality driver to enjoy or possible renewed future show queen again. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,835. This 1965 Mustang K-code GT convertible was a former MCA Concours Gold and AACA Senior Grand National multiple award winner. Importantly, it was a matching-numbers 4-speed and with mostly NOS and original parts. It was very desirable and enthusiastically bid, and price paid reflected this. Well presented, bought and sold as pre-1970 Mustangs continue to steadily increase in value—the rarer, the better. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP134-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138676B137080. Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 51,442 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Solid, super-straight body. Excellent paint other than buffing marks. New black vinyl top. Chrome and trim like-new. Red vinyl interior spotless. Some minor wear on console chrome. Fully detailed under hood. Black underside with some original undercoating. Redline tires. An exceptional example in Resale Red. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,437. Verified, numbers-matching, turn-key, real Chevelle SS 396 convertible Sports Car Market wear. Bay looks original, with new a/c pump and other ancillaries. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,240. This almost completely original land yacht was a gem, and the miles look to be original. Those fins, that chrome, those spokes and that size helped the price, but I think everyone is smiling. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. #248-1964 DODGE DART GT 2-dr hard top. S/N L445173789. Cream & black/black vinyl. Odo: 52,099 miles. 273-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. All original. Slight orange peel in paint shows age. Brightwork and bumpers dinged but age-appropriate. Interior surprisingly presentable, especially headliner. Engine bay fine dium finish. Owned by Ford until 1971. Documented ownership history and previous drivers include big names from the era. Highquality restoration likely in better condition than when in service. Understated paint is high quality. Windshield gasket is bead of silicone. Half-inch tear on driver’s seat. Underside shows no use. No odo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $7,560,000. Discarded race cars have seen a revival over the years and are continuing to climb in value—especially cars of this caliber. Last seen at Gooding & Co.’s Pebble Beach auction in 2012, where it fetched just under $5m (SCM# 209452), here the bidding started out north of that with a proxy bid and ended up in a battle between two phone bidders. The auction house gave both parties ample time to respond, and the reserve came off at $7m. The investment for the consignor paid off handsomely in less than two years of ownership. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP124-1965 FORD MUSTANG GT K-code convertible. S/N 5F08K742419. Black/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 1,875 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration. Evidence of polishing marks, slight dirt and orange peel in black paintwork. Excellent show-level but no longer concours chrome. Red interior like-new. Flat black underhood with basic detailed engine. Wheelwells undercoated except flat black on right rear. Clean, flat black, detailed underside with proper scrawled code numbers. Proper wheels

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Roundup with only 51,432 documented miles, first sold in Virginia. Equipped with p/s, p/b, a/c, factory gauges, chrome valve covers and air cleaner, console with clock, Rosewood steering wheel, five bias-ply Redline tires, original AM radio, chrome side mirrors and factory wheel covers. Other features included previous titles on file, original bill of sale, ProtectO-Plate, and driver and convertible top manuals. Near today’s market value, but I’d say buyer did very well. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP23-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1943376S118807. Black/black leather. Odo: 47,680 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent gleaming black paintwork. Minimal wear on chrome and stainless. Black leather interior very inviting. Fully detailed under the hood, with flat black chassis. A very high-quality and fast driver. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $80,839. Described as a frame-off restoration of an original and matching-num- and chrome except for worn door handles. Windscreen stainless scratched, worn and some delaminating of screen. Broken radio antenna. Like-new black vinyl Pony interior and fresh carpets. Not all original under the hood, with aftermarket aluminum rad, added torsion bar and lots of chrome. Flat black, clean underside. A very decent driver for local show and everyday go. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,950. Options and accessories included the 289 V8, automatic transmission, power steering, Pony interior, Rally Pac gauges, center console, remote side mirrors, original a/c and GT options. Government Safety Certified and no reserve made this an attractive ’Stang despite its high recorded mileage. Price paid was just market-correct, so new owner has some room to further upgrade with confidence. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. TOP 10 No. 2 #S128-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S118237. Ermine White/red vinyl. Odo: 2,996 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be one of the best-preserved, lowest-mileage, original 1967 Corvettes in existence. Original paint and trim show little sign of use. Car is said to have never been washed for fear of rust; has been stored in the dark and wrapped in blankets and flags for most of its life. Glass clear and scratch-free. Rubber in excellent condition, given its age. Panel fit is correct. Numbers-matching 383, 4-barrel first-generation Chargers aren’t as popular as the next generation. Nicely optioned, but white vinyl top and bronze color are not eye candy. Recent new brakes and wiring throughout, rebuilt engine and transmission helped sell it, but I can’t see seller getting much in return for his efforts. Could have easily been better presented. Dramatic look when introduced, but looks dated today, with only a small following. At the price, it was a well-bought Mopar. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP15-1967 DODGE DART GT convert- ible. S/N LP27D72203106. Bronze/black vinyl/white. Odo: 13,886 273-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent repaint and chrome other than wear and dings on stainless windshield trim. Little wear on newer white vinyl interior except baggy-looking driver’s seat. Older black vinyl top showed its age. Basic detailing under hood, but rather dirty. Clean, basic detailed bers L36 Turbo-Jet 427 coupe. The factory Tuxedo Black on black coupe was outfitted with the rare factory original Kelsey-Hayes knockoff rims, factory air-conditioning, factory side exhaust, power windows, leather interior, AM/FM radio, Soft-Ray tinted glass, power steering, power brakes and Goldline tires. Not highlighted in any way, it was still one of the gems of the auction. Price bid was fair, but definitely favored the buyer. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP116-1966 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible. S/N 6T08C247798. Maroon/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 99,072 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Excellent repaint with only minor imperfections. Decent vinyl top Interior looks brand new. Ditto for engine bay. Has not run since about 1991. Original owner’s belongings remain in the car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $783,000. The consignor says the stories of only three people known to have ever touched the car and no one ever sitting in the passenger’s seat are true. He says he has never touched the car either and wore gloves and unlocked the door with the original factory key as I made my inspection. He was clearly emotional when telling of the car’s history—a story that added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the car’s value. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP100-1967 DODGE CHARGER fast- back. S/N XP29H72356737. Bronze/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 19,411 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Older decent repaint showing wear, chips. Combination of original worn and re-chrome. Dings in grille surround trim and cracked, loose hood trim. Reportedly newer white vinyl upholstery needed good cleaning. Crack in rear armrest. Like-new black carpet except in rear. Older, worn detailing under hood. Flat black, scruffy underside. A localcar-show pleaser with lots of room for simple improvements. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,980. 142 underside. A good, solid driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,715. An Ontario Safety Certificate came with this ragtop Dart GT, described as totally restored. It appeared little effort went into sale and prep of this Dart, including a one-liner description. This, combined with uninspiring color combo, left little to get excited about. High bid could and should have been higher, so call this one well bought. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP42-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS convertible. S/N 124678N328047. Orange/ black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 12,838 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Reportedly $80,000 complete body-off restoration. Excellent paint finish. Like-new chrome and stainless. Fresh black vinyl interior and carpets, although seatbacks were lumpy. New, upgraded Hartz cloth top. Fully painted and detailed chassis. Great color combo and quality rebuild. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,899. Factory, numbers-matching, Z22-optioned RS was “one of 917” as documented in GM Historical Society paperwork. Factory options included automatic transmission, power steering and Sports Car Market

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Roundup brakes, wheel trim covers, hide-away headlamps, Rally wheels, lower front chin spoiler, rear deck-lid spoiler, dual exhaust and more. RS had spent entire life in Ontario and came with original books, manuals and service book, including the rare Protect-O-Plate card. Detailed pictures of the restoration. A marketcorrect, well-bought and -sold Camaro. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP121-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 136378G10 4091. Gold/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 8,644 miles. 307-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory paint showing age and what appeared to be blow-ins with cratering and prep issues. Black vinyl roof like-new. Perfect chrome on front and rear bumper, while other pieces showing wear, pitting. Stainless windshield trim scratched and dinged. Rubber gaskets appeared new. Little wear evident in all-black vinyl interior. Looked like new black carpet kit. No wear on paint and decals. All-black underside. Low-mileage example. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,555. Described as an “all original Malibu with just 8,600 actual miles.” Nice added options including black vinyl top, V8, power steering, Rally wheels, AM radio, bumperettes and factory pinstripe. I was more than a little suspicious that this example wasn’t 100% original but had had some refreshening. It was a super-clean, solid example, though. The top bid was pretty well market-correct, so both seller and buyer did well. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #S121.1-1968 SHELBY GT350 convert- ible. S/N 8T03J185161. Red/white vinyl/black vinyl. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older rotisserie restoration still shows well. Some spiderweb cracking on fiberglass hood. Good chrome. White top is presentable but is starting to show discoloration. Good interior with a small tear in the woodgrain vinyl appliqué on console. Hurst shifter not correct. Nicely detailed engine compartment and trunk. Proper color on undercarriage detailing. Documentation includes the factory build sheet and Deluxe Marti Report. Included in the Shelby Registry. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $86,400. A nicely restored GT350 with just the fiberglass hood cracks as a glaring defect. The car was well optioned, including desirable 4-speed, power steering, disc brakes, power top and tilt steering. 1968 and newer Shelbys haven’t shown the price appreciation of the earlier models, but the price paid seemed fair for both the buyer and seller. Mecum Auctions, Houston, TX, 04/14. #SP117-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS convertible. S/N 124679N703380. Daytona Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 80,472 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent recent respray with only minor flaws. Show 144 Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes 2014 Honda Civic EX A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Price as tested: $21,880 Equipment: 143-hp 1.8-L SOHC 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cyl, CVT EPA mileage: 30/39 Likes: Great shape and stance for a modern jellybean sedan. Looks sporty and smart, just like it handles. Excellent visibility. Plunging windshield fills the car with light and enhances the upright tiny-car experience. Car is roomy without feeling bloated. Feels light yet safe — accelerates, brakes and turns on a dime. Excellent fuel economy. CVT is punchy, decisive and quiet. I love the location of the moonroof. Dislikes: Honda’s side-view camera that comes on with your right blinker seems like a good idea, but the screen is too low on the console. I don’t want to look down when turning or merging. Interior fabric seems like a magnet for kid stains. Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: Honda predicts fuel economy of 30/39 mpg. That’s remarkable for a non-hybrid, non-turbo-diesel, and the car doesn’t feel like a slug. Over the course of a week, I enjoyed pushing this thing pretty dang hard, and I still managed a solid 28 mpg average. Add in Honda reliability and a purchase price under $22k, and you’ve got a solid package without a significant compromise. My favorite car of the year, again. — Tony Piff 2014 Lexus ES350 sedan Price as tested: $46,089 Equipment: 3.5-L 268-hp V6, 6-speed automatic transmission EPA mileage: 21/31 Likes: This is a car that takes safety seriously, with a five-star safety rating and 10 — yes, 10 — airbags. The backseat legroom and headroom exceeded my expectations. According to the manufacturer, the trunk can hold four golf bags or 18 standard paper grocery bags. My testing indicates that six above-average sized grocery bags, three bags of cat litter, a roll of wrapping paper and 12-pack of TP will fit, with ample room to spare. Dislikes: The impressive thing for me about the ES350 was the lack of things to dislike. That said, there’s nothing that got me all hot and bothered, either. Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: As I gathered my thoughts on the ES350, I wrote down this list of adjectives: pretty, inoffensive, amenable, lady-like. If I had to pick just one, it would be “pleasant.” As tested, this car was $46k and had all the bells and whistles: bamboo and leather interior trim, heated everything (seats, mirrors, steering wheel) monitors, alerts and ambient lighting galore. It was so thoughtfully put together that I think I’d be just as happy (okay, nearly as happy) with the base model at nearly $10k less. — Erin Olson July 2014 145

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Roundup chrome spoiled by a few dings in the stainless trim. New black vinyl convertible top. Good black vinyl interior with fresher black carpet kit. Well-detailed engine and compartment. Clean, flat black underside. A lovely example for cruising in the sun. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,917. Eye-catching Camaro SS also had such goodies as an automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, Rally wheels and Redline tires. No serious issues and lots of pizzazz resulted in enthusiastic bidding. A bit on the high side, but owner will have virtually nothing to do except enjoy the summer in a gorgeous car, so well bought and sold. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP128-1971 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 228871N133471. Blue & white/ blue vinyl. Odo: 12,500 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nut-and-bolt rotisserie-restored at a reported $75k cost. Numbers-matching in Lucerne Blue with 4-speed, which is not easy to find these days. Decent blue re-spray. Chrome varies with some minor wear, scratches and pitting. Fresh teal blue vinyl interior and carpeting. 455HO engine rebuilt cently offered but not sold here in November at a high bid of $40k (SCM# 231606). At this point, both seller and buyer should be happy. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP64-1972 FORD BRONCO custom 4X4 pickup. S/N U15GLM63988. Dark green and white/black vinyl. Odo: 23,550 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fully rebuilt early restored and upgraded Bronco. Refinished in popular Bronco color combination with minimal flaws. All the chrome refinished. Recent new black vinyl interior and carpet. Aftermarket air-conditioning system was installed. Fully upgraded 4x4 suspension and drivetrain fully rebuilt, painted and detailed. A host of custom accessories listed. Ready for show or two-tone paint in white over beige with gold pearl. Chrome looks fresh with minimal wear. Leather interior with 14-karat gold accents, wood inserts on dash and panels still nice. Some wear under hood, but easily brought up to scratch. Black underside with rusty exhaust. and detailed to show-quality standards. Refinished floor pans in body-color blue; detailed undercarriage suspension components. Documented with GM paperwork as one of only 239 produced for sale in Canada. Sold with a valid current Safety Certificate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,923. Prices have been steady, and I believe this lower-end market-correct price will prove to be very well bought, with a few flaws attended to by the new owner. Re- off-road go in style. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,909. Former Oregon and Washington Bronco with a very detailed early and rebuild history. Originally delivered with a 302, but upgraded with custom-built 351. Invoices were provided for over $60,000 and noted over $100,000 invested, and the car looked it. Show-condition Bronco came fully certified. Considering investment and obvious quality for less than half the build price, this must be considered a great buy. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #SP137-1976 STUTZ BLACKHAWK 2-dr hard top. S/N 2K57W5P177808. White and gold/white vinyl/black leather. Odo: 27,935 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent New wire wheels and Vogue gold/whitewalls. Great White comes to Great White North and shocks crowds. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,921. Fans always point out owners in past included Elvis—who bought four, Lucille Ball, Elton John, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Mohammad Ali, the Shah of Iran, etc. Despite Italian coachbuilt bodies, the then-new Pontiac Grand Prix DNA glimmers through. Fully loaded with all power accessories. Slightly more than 500 built in 18 years and rarely seen in Canada—one of the reasons it drew crowds. Some laughed and some loved it. The winner paid a fair price considering the difficulty in finding another up here. Seller should be happy too. Collector Car Productions, Toronto, CAN, 04/14. #299-1987 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER SUV. S/N 1JCNJ15U0HT048109. Tan & faux wood/tan leather & cloth. Odo: 120,127 miles. 360-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Wood paneling/gold combo is both striking and timeless, showing age-appropriate wear. Driver’s seat shows high use, but rest of interior much less so. Engine bay maintained and cleaned up without misrepresenting age. At first blush, an excellent example of a Grand Wagoneer. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,316. Restored Grand Wagoneers can fetch around $40k, so a well-maintained original is a cheaper alternative. Parked beside a ’90 twin, this Jeep was a real time capsule and one of the most intriguing offerings here (in my opinion, anyway). A reasonable price for this car. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 04/14. © 146 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Bringing the original owner of the 1959 Buick wagon and strapping him to the roof trumped the other participants’ original delivery documents at the concours d’elegance — Pete Cowper, Visalia, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: June 25, 2014 RUNNER-UP: A crusty old gee- zer will be buried with his rusty old wheezer. — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Looks like a successful trip to the boneyard! — Paul Stinson, State College, PA “These project cars will bury me someday,” mused Publisher Martin as he sipped his pinot noir and pressed “send” on his bid for the rare Electra with custom parts. — Ananta Sivam, via email Yes, there are worse things than living in a van down by the river. — Tom Taylor, West Linn, OR When I towed my latest project car into my driveway, I told my wife that I would finish this restoration or die trying. — Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT It was his last wish, so we hon- ored it. — John Posey, via email Burying Bob in his beloved Buick complicated the autopsy. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA The car may be a 5, but the casket is a 1. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Pebble Beach turned down Bubba’s request to enter his recent barn-find ’59 Buick station wagon 150 into the prestigious Preservation Class. The reason: The casket on top didn’t have the proper patina. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Exhumed. — Mike Wright, Birmingham, AL Even Adrian Newey can have a bad day. — Sam Posey, via email Who says you can’t take it with you when you go? — Garry Foster, Victoria, B.C. The back is full of parts for restoration. We had no room for Grandma and figured she would not mind riding up top. — Will Samples, Dallas, TX Young Fred taunted his broth- ers and sisters one too many times with cries of “shotgun” during every family outing. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI Bubba always preferred being on top. She granted him that honor one last time. — Paul Carrubba, via email Bob knew that going under- water on his next project was the least of his worries. — Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA You know, if we’re gonna make it in this business, we need to pop for a real hearse. — Gary DuBay, Johnston, IA The only way my wife would go on vacation. I had to take my mother-in-law and all her belongings. — Tom Lyons, Lakeland, FL Put the “fun” back in “funeral” with the do-it-yourself kit. An optional plot can extend the mayhem. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Chevy wagon: Needs some work but will probably still be here after you’re gone. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT People are dying for a ride on a ’59 Chevy wagon. — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Honey, I TOLD you to use Angie’s List when arranging your mother’s funeral! — Bill Young, via email I know you said you were going to use a makeshift hearse, but this is ridiculous! — Nathan Maddox, Springfield, IL Pete Cowper wins an SCM hat to wear at his next concours — or other event that involves cars and carefully tended lawns. © Sports Car Market Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap.

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Comments With Your Renewals Best collector-car guide for the money. More opinions on location and currency impact on values. — Jay Alcock, Ann Arbor, MI Please consider covering The Boston Cup, September 21, 2014. — Gordon Owades, Lexington, MA Great as-is! — Len Salzman, Melbourne, FL Thanks and accolades to your passion for automobiles and the people who enjoy them. — Paul Cornell III, Pensacola, FL More mid-priced Europeans, please! — Mike Anderson, Henderson, NV Hell — any updated info on sales “buys” of ultra-rare 1988–89 911 Carrera Club Sports? Any news at all? Thanks. — Vince Vranesic, Englewood, CO Vince, the fact that so few were built, just over 300, means that few show up at auction, which means few show up in the July 2014 auction reports. But if they do, we’ll report on them. — KM No suggestions! You are perfect! — Eric Meyer, San Luis Obispo, CA Article on where all the hidden Ferrari and 300SL cheap barn finds are located. Please hurry! — Will Samples, Dallas, TX GREAT magazine. More on motorcycles would be great. Enjoy the good and BAD on subject cars. — Keith Jarvis, Gonzales, LA Just keep up your excellent work. — Gary Gettleman, Santa Cruz, CA I find it a huge conflict of interest that columnist Simon Kidston is also an advertiser in the magazine. — Judd Tully, New York, NY Judd, you raise a valid point, and one of which we are extremely aware. Nearly every contributor to SCM is involved in the market in one way or another, either as to a dealer, or buying or selling, or advising clients, and in some cases being hired to write car descriptions for auction companies. Every contributor signs a comprehensive document that outlines specifically what SCM and ACC consider to be conflicts of interest, and when disclosure of potential conflicts is required. In the case of Kidston, we discuss each column and clear it beforehand to make sure it doesn’t contain elements or references related to any commercial activities he might be involved with. In the end, we have decided that the value in having those who really understand the industry writing for SCM outweighs the negatives of potential conflict of interest, but only if the editorial staff takes an active role in keeping the separation between church and state. — KM Postage and handling for Canada at $30 is ridiculous. Why? — Robert Bourgeois, Toronto, ON, Canada Robert, that is actually less than our postage costs to send 12 issues to Canada. Massmarket magazines are able to set up their own remailing centers in Canada, but we are stuck mailing directly from our printing plant in Waseca, MN. I apologize for this situation. — KM Still the best! Still miss the old covers! Enjoy “What’s My Car Worth?” I’m in the auto business, 49 years so far! — John Surotchak, Ardmore, PA John, new episodes of “What’s My Car Worth?” started on Velocity in May. I miss the “art covers” as well, where we featured paintings by automotive artists. But when we started selling on newsstands, the reality of marketing was that we needed art on the cover that was related to the stories inside. — KM Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin 151

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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 www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: 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. Snail mail: 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 Bentley 3½ Liter fixed-head Sedanca coupe by Barker 1959 MGA Twin Cam roadster S/N 1E14293. Jaguar Dark Blue/red. 4,590 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. This 2-owner since new, matchingnumbers XKE has an elegant color combination and beautiful leather interior. Recently benefited from a body-off restoration by a well-known Jaguar restorer. Upgraded to 5-speed transmission, aluminum radiator with auxiliary fan, Weber carbs and headers. Ready for the road or track today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/376 (CA) 1966 Triumph TR4A roadster 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 roadster 1972 Jaguar XKE Series 3 roadster S/N UC1S20257. Silver/black. 59,657 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Original California car since new, and has held limited ownership throughout the course of its life. It has recently received a major servicing by Classic Showcase, along with a new set of Dunlop tires, new battery, master cylinder and clutch master. Features a/c. A great daily driver ready to enjoy. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/223 (CA) 1974 Triumph TR6 roadster S/N B19BN. London Show Car. Unusual Frenchstyled interior w/ chrome-plated dash, door fillets & window surrounds. Fully documented. Excellent mechanics. $135,000. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@ mac.com (CA) 1950 Lagonda 2.6-Liter Tickford drophead coupe S/N YD3754. Red/black w/red piping. 300 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Fresh concours rotisserie-restoration by Jim Alcorn in 2013. Collector owned. 300 miles since restoration. Heritage Certificate. Wood steering wheel, deluxe seats, tonneau, perfect side curtains. $73,000. Contact Ron, 480.678.5000, Email: dry@ dryaz.com (AZ) 1961 Alvis TD21 convertible by Park Ward Beautifully restored, immaculate throughout and fully sorted for real driving. Recent, documented comprehensive service. Turn-key fun. $32,500. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: mattcars@aol.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1967 Jaguar XKE 4.2 coupe 31,000 miles. A true time capsule. One owner, low original miles. Immaculate and totally original. Always well cared for, drives flawlessly. Dark brown, saddle interior. Comes with books, tools, tonneau and many extra parts. $23,500. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: mattcars@aol.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish coupe Maroon. Rare opportunity to acquire a sound example of this sophisticated car. Fully independent suspension and twin-cam engine shared with DB2. Well restored and a pleasure to drive. $95,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1959 Jaguar Mark IX sedan S/N 26552. Green/biscuit. I6, 3-spd automatic. Extremely rare, left-hand-drive. 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine. Extensive restoration. California owner since 1975. Full history, handbook and tools. $75,000. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@mac.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1961 Morgan Plus 4 roadster Matching numbers, original colors, Heritage Certificate, books, tools, detailed documentation of world-class restoration. Gray Metallic, red leather. Show-quality and fully sorted for rallying. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: mattcars@aol.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd. com (CT) 1969 Jaguar E-type Series II roadster S/N SCFAC23312B500447. Almond Green/Truffle Cream. 17,700 miles. V12, Pristine condition, recent full service, one of only six produced in AM Almond (racing) Green. Leather interior with rare optional back seat, upgraded paddle-shift transmission and S model clutch, exercised regularly, full records, new tires, always garaged. $79,900. Contact Richard, Email: richardsolomonnyc@yahoo.com (NY) 2003 Aston Martin Vanquish coupe S/N P790925BW. Maroon & black/maroon. 9,669 miles. I6,3-spd automatic. This very original numbers-matching Mark IX is a California car that’s been lovingly cared for by Jaguar pros throughout the past 26 years of its single ownership. This elegant driver has been shown at numerous concours events, and was the featured vehicle in the October 2013 issue of Collectible Automobile Magazine. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/371 (CA) S/N 4796. Silver/maroon. I4, 4-spd manual. A very rare and desirable example that just completed a meticulous restoration to show/driver-level. Includes a soft top and side windows, along with a Morgan Certificate of Authenticity. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/383 (CA) 112,656 miles. Regency Red with black leather interior, black canvas soft top and matching Everflex tonneau boot, equipped with 4-speed transmission, chrome wire wheels and period radio. Complete with books, jack, tools and service records. Matching-number, rust-free California car. Runs and drives beautifully. $64,500. Heritage Classics, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com Web: www. heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1120-jaguarseries-ii-e-type-roadster.html (CA) 9,700 miles. Original miles. Toro Red, black leather. All books, tools, records. Immaculate. Call for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, Email: mattcars@aol.com Web: www.deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 152 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery French 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Jean Bugatti roadster 1989 BMW 325is coupe 1973 DeTomaso Pantera L coupe 1937 Packard 115C pickup S/N 40845. Black & red/black. Exceptional opportunity to a very rare car in its most sporting form. Original engine, gearbox and body. Eligible for events worldwide. $585,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction. com (CA) German 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S cabriolet S/N WBAAA1307K4206055. Black/black. 137,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. BMW E30; Taken apart, rebuilt, glass-out repaint. Suspension and driveline gone through, H&R race springs, Bilsteins, camber plates, etc. Four-point bolt-in cage, Momo seats with five-point harness. Set up for autocross and track days, but can be used for a daily driver. Passes CA smog. Email, call or text. $7,500 OBO. Contact Ray, 360.951.2333, Email: rak321ck@gmail.com (CA) 1993 Porsche 928 GTS coupe S/N 05955. Blue/black. 19,500 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. The Pantera was so popular that after they were discontinued in the U.S., it was another 14 years before they were finally phased out in Europe. Our Pantera is a low-mileage example in highly desireable stock configuration. It looks great and drives great. It comes with a service file. Grab it before someone else does. $76,500. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@ MotorcarGallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery. com (FL) 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 coupe 103,114 miles. Two-tone ivory over Chocolate Brown, tan leather interior with matching leather tonneau boot and tan canvas soft top and beautiful dark walnut wood trim, equipped with folding back seat. A rare and desirable 220S in a lovely color combination. $94,500. Heritage Classics, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com Web: www. heritageclassics.com/inventory/detail/1130-mercedes-benz-220-s-cabriolet.html (CA) 1968 Porsche 912 coupe S/N WP0AA2927PS820107. Zermatt Silver Metallic (Paint to Sample)/Classic Gray Leather. 56,200 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Stunning two-owner example. Over $30k recently invested. One of the best examples in the country. Less than 180 manual GTSs built. Featured in Porsche TV commercial. Everything works. All records/docs. PCA member owned. COA. numbers-matching. Over 100 photos and complete history on our website. Custom ordered for Coca Cola executive. $99,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) S/N 12803764. White & light ivory/black. 127,000 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Front to back, metal up paint. New 1750 Npr on 65k case, new heads, stage II cam. Reman transmission, new clutch, reman heads. Recaro seats with updated belts. Second owner for 29 years. New pan, outer rockers and floors. Never hit, factory-straight. New turn signals, reflectors, trim. Built as a driver new brakes, tires. $32,000. Contact Gary, 541.334.6362, Email: gweck@efn.org (OR) 1972 BMW 2002 coupe Verona Red/black and white. Limited-Slip differential. Aplina Getrag close-ratio 5-speed, struts, flared fenders and wheels (15x7x12). Bilstein shocks. Schnitzer group 2 specs. Dual 45-DCOE sidedraft Weber carburetors. Cylinder head ported, polished to match larger intake valves (2000Ti). Schrick 316-degree cam w/8.5-mm lift at cam 11.1-mm lift at valve. $40,000 OBO. Email: omadrigal@bmwsf.com (CA) S/N 12375. Blue Ribot/beige. 85,635 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Phil Hill wrote the Ferrari 330 GTC is “the best road-going Ferrari ever built.” That was before Phil drove a 365 GTC. Our car is beautifully restored with gorgeous blue paint on an excellent body. The chrome sparkles, as do the Borrani wheels. The leather & carpet are excellent. Mechanically, it drives perfectly. $892,500. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@ MotorcarGallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery. com (FL) Italian 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Red/black. 37,800 miles. No rust, ever. Body straight. Recent engine and suspension rebuild by Alfa of Tacoma, including new Konis. Very nice and tight. Contact Newell, 206.300.5404, Email: newelldsmith@msn.com (WA) 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe S/N AR3024997. White/black. 77,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Two-owner California car, restored to show-condition. Only original Alfa parts used. Excellent panel fit, no rust. Car is in excellent condition, comes with original documents and set of original Alfa wheels with new tires mounted. $44,900 OBO. Contact Jorge, 770.367.4415, Email: jsm232366@ gmail.com (GA) American 1919 Pierce Arrow 38 dual-valve 4-Passenger Roadster S/N 194375S116394. Glen Green/dark green. V8, 4-spd manual. Our 396 coupe came from a collection of mid-year Corvettes. Matching-number engine, 4-speed, leather seats, Soft Ray glass, power windows, Posi, telescopic steering, knockoff wheels, AM-FM radio, and Comfort & Convenience Group. Restored by a Corvette-only facility. It looks sharp and drives perfect. $96,500. Contact Steve, Motorcar Gallery, 954.522.9900, Email: Contact@MotorcarGallery.com Web: www.MotorcarGallery.com (FL) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 115C13940. Black/tan. 75,000 miles. I6, 3-spd manual. Very rare Packard “service car” (one of only four known to exist). Excellent condition throughout. Also have a 1960 Packard utility trailer and unrestored cedar strip canoe. Email for more information and pictures. Contact Regina, Email: ruskor@ blacktusk.org (NV) 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe Gray/black. Very good older restoration. Castaluminum body. Runs and drives very well. Excellent brightwork, wooden wheels, glass and lamps. $189,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1936 Lincoln Model K V12 sedan divider Milano Maroon/black. V8, 4-spd manual. Matching numbers, 327/350 with 4-speed and leather interior, power steering, Delco AM/FM, Vintage Air, factory tinted glass, NCRS awarded in 1997. $66,000. Contact Trent, 708.447.2442, Email: jeff.stites@ sportscarmarket.com (IL) 1966 Shelby GT350 fastback Navy blue/gray. 93,000 miles. V12, manual. #K6616, fabulous original California survivor preservation car, factory body, history known since 1936. High-speed gears, fully-sorted, dependable touring car. Perfect mechanically; you could drive this car cross-country! $29,500. Contact Walter, Email: info@autolit.com (NY) S/N SFM6S527. Wimbledon White/black vinyl. 5,775 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Factory Shelby GT350. #’s Matching. Recently restored correctly. Special-ordered. Glass, chrome, dash and gauges are all original and unrestored. Believed to be original miles. Documented ownership history. No accidents or rust repair. Over 700 photos of restoration. Details on our website. SAAC verified member. $174,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel. com (CA) 154 Sports Car Market

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1970 Chevrolet Corvette T-top Monza Red/black. 24,390 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. 300-hp, Bloomington Gold ‘91,’92, NCRS Top Flight ‘91,Protect-O-Plate, bill of sale, original wheels, tires, etc. Massive documentation including judging sheets. Includes new wheels, tires, trim rings, cover. Interior is perfect. They are only original once. This car has been pampered and loved. $34,000 OBO. Contact James, Email: james.menego@gmail. com (OH) 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray T-top coupe S/N 194371S117382. Nevada Silver/black. 66,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Beautiful Nevada Silver coupe with factory working air, PS, PB, PW, tilt telescopic, factory original AM-FM stereo radio in working condition. Clock and all gauges work. NCRS documentation and window sticker. Tires have less than 100 miles on them. New chrome, exhaust, radiator, carpet, paint. I have all receipts. $30,000 OBO. Contact Robert, 248.207.5739, Email: stolerr1@aol.com (MI) 1996 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 1G1YY22P3T5106038. Torch Red/light gray. 32,300 miles. V8, automatic. Torch Red exterior, gray leather interior. LT1, 5.7-L V8, 300-hp, automatic. Sport seats, Goodyear GS-C tires. All-original, low-mileage, very nice driver. Always garaged, never driven in rain, snow or ice. Car cover included. $16,500 OBO. Contact Stan, 309.287.5400, Email: src1915@gmail.com (IL) © WHAT’S YOUR CAR WORTH? FIND OUT AT NOW FREE! The world’s largest collector car price guide based on over 500,000 sold transactions from . Updated weekly. collectorcarpricetracker.com July 2014 155

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dan Kruse Classics is a familyAuctions 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) owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) tique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Russo and Steele Collector AutoMecum Auction Company. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For over 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 watches 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) 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) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) 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 now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) 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 consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. 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 Collectors Collect! See You On Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors The Block! Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car 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. 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, an- Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car 156 conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine seventy-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole. com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, . With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Alfa Romeo Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, 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 introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) 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 Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fine art illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles & collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari & Porsche licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & 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. 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. Classic Assets Motor Sports CenVintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) 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 Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Automotive Restorations. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise 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) 203.377.6745, Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special event assistance are also included in our services. July 2014 Restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331, A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and super cars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectable motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectable trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) 206.467.6531, Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more LETTING GO! 847.774.4857, Use Joe’s 50+ years of experience for professional assistance in marketing your collector cars to get top dollar out of the marketplace. Joe Bortz, 10:00– 10:00 CST. BortzCars@gmail.com (IL) than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Hartek Automotive. 319.337.4140, Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest 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 pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000, One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. 157

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Please visit our website often, www.hymnaltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymnaltd.com We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Kastner & Partners Garage. From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) 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. 1.866.CAR.9648, With Chubb you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 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. tor 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. English Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Motor Classic & Competition. 914.997.9133 Since 1979 we have been racing, restoring, servicing, buying and selling high-quality sports, racing and GT cars. Motor Classic & Competition is where enthusiasts find their dream. We specialize in Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lotus, Aston Martin, Ford GT40, Cobras and all European sports and vintage racing cars. www.motorclassiccorp.com 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, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete 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) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.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) Collector Car Insurance Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. 158 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 online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of 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 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) 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) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collec- 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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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) www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West 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. Radcliffe Motor Company. 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business… T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com July 2014 June 2014 159

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Finance Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for New and Pre-Owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) LeMay Family Collection FoundaPutnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Cosdel International Transportation. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. 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) Italian Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter, 612.567.0234 NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 160 Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the '50s & '60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Apex Detail. 201.308.3839. Apex Detail provides bespoke paint correction and detail services to discerning individuals wishing to restore, preserve, protect and maintain their fine automotive, aerospace and marine investments. From a single automobile to large collections Apex Detail has the experience to make a difference. Specializing in ultra-exotic, luxury and classic cars Apex Detail offers a wide range of products and services. www.theapexdetail.com Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever popular pull out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Griot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! 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products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • www.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality & attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the web at www.automotiverestorations.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com Alan Taylor Company Inc. 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930 the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also world wide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www. swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General 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 biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) RPM Classic Sports Cars. D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423, We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Black Horse Garage. 203.330.9604, Established in 1991 by Frank Buonanno, who has spent two decades of his 49-year career specializing in Ferraris, Black Horse Garage is known primarily as a world-class restoration and engine rebuilding shop for V12 Ferraris. Services include routine maintenance, engine building, coach trim, coachwork, woodwork repair, full restoration, Storage, detailing and concourse preparation. Email: Info@ blackhorsegarage.com For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site 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. Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.sportsandspecialistcars.com (NJ) The Guild of Automotive RestorHigh Mountain Classics. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745, Founded in 1978, we are well established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Monroe’s Earrings or Automobilia? A Champion Spark Plug lighted clock from the late 1930s is a bargain compared with Monroe’s costume jewelry Thought Carl’s Julien’s Auctions, at their recent Beverly Hills gallery auction, sold a pair of rhinestone earrings that Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1955 Hollywood film premiere. Monroe’s earrings brought $185,000, including the vig. Now, Marilyn did not appear in the film “The Rose Tattoo,” based on the Tennessee Williams play, but the fact the she was photographed wearing the jewelry made them desirable — and rather pricey. Here are a few things we found recently that have nothing to do with Marilyn but are cool anyway: EBAY #321373831158— CHAMPION SPARK PLUGS LIGHT-UP ADVERTISING CLOCK. Number of Bids: 29. SOLD AT: $1,385. Date: 4/14/2014. This clock was about 26 inches in length and dated to the late 1930s. The seller stated he had cleaned and oiled the clock and that it was in good working order. It did not appear to have any damage and was illuminated by a single fluorescent bulb. Several others were noted for sale between $1,000 and $2,750, so this one was a decent buy. of Bids: 35. SOLD AT: $1,815. Date: 4/13/2014. This early Porsche sign was in exceptional condition, with no major bruises or dings noted. It measures 18 inches by 13 inches, with mounting holes at the top of the sign. It was the earlier version, as it had a yellow background. The later version had a gold background. With 35 bids, it received a lot of attention but sold for a reasonable amount. pensive. The under-bidder should be rather pleased he was not the “winner.” sued plates in 1905, but through most of 1911 they were undated. In July of 1911, new registrants received a dated plate with aluminum numbers mounted on a metal base. It is not known how many of the dated plates were issued, but they are certainly very scarce today. The plate offered was in exceptional condition, and considering the backstory, sold for a reasonable amount. EBAY #351048130273— EBAY #161240769480— EBAY #271447056014— 1950s PORSCHE PORCELAIN DEALER SIGN. Number RUDOLPH VALENTINO COBRA HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $1,710. Date: 3/11/2014. This was stated to be one of the cobra hood ornaments that Rudolph Valentino used on his Isotta Fraschini — and on other vehicles. It was mounted on a wood base that appeared to be a desk piece. Well, close, but no cigar. These were produced not that many years ago with the reproduction cobra hood ornament. As I recall, they were not all that ex- 1949 NOS MOBILGAS JUST AHEAD PAINTED SIGN. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $2,550. Date: 4/20/2014. This Mobilgas “Just Ahead” sign was new in the box and dated AM 5-49. The sign measured four feet by five feet and had a few very minor age marks and scratches, but overall this was about as good as it gets. There were several photos of the sign in the shipping crate that documented its origin. All things considered, the price paid was not out of line. EBAY #331160358161— EBAY #380868554861— 1911 WISCONSIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $2,304. Date: 3/28/2014. Wisconsin first is- 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. 162 ROYAL DOULTON CHINA MOTORIST SERIES LARGE JARDINIÈRE. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $1,215. Date: 3/30/2014. Royal Doulton produced this series of transfer print china between 1903 and 1913. They produced eight different motoring scenes on various plates, mugs, pitchers and spittoons. The large jardinière is extremely rare and was titled “The Old and The New.” Considering that this piece rarely shows up — and that it was not cracked or chipped — the value was certainly there. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market