PROFILED: Y34 ALFA 8C 2300, '63 FERRARI Lusso, Y71 INTERMECCANICA ITAL.
ROADSTER, Y611 ASTON MARTIN DB4, '60 PORSCHE 3568, Y66 SUNBEAM TIGER
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1948 FERRARI 166 SCAGLIETTI SPYDER, CHASSIS NO. 0141
SPORTS CAR AUCTION
AUGUST 17 & 18, 2001
A beautifully proportioned Ferrari with Scaglietti spyder coachwork fitted in
the 1950s. This one-off, barn find discovery is thought to be one of the first
Scaglietti creations to ever grace a Ferrari. In beautifully preserved condition
this rare example is offered for sale for the first time in over 30 years.
The ex-Craig Breedlove
1969 SPIRIT OF AMERICA
1999 SHELBY SERIES ONE
1959 DEVIN SS SPORTS RACER
1956 MASERATI 200SI SPORTS RACER
1955 PORSCHE 356 SILVER BULLET COUPE
1927 HUDSON SUPER SIX TOURER
1967 SHELBY GT500 COUPE
1967 CORVETTE 427/400 COUPE
1987 HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOM
EX BRANDON LEE
1969 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO
1974 deTOMASO PANTERA
1955 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER
1957 AC ACE BRISTOL
1962 LOTUS SEVEN
1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
1954 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER
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SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST:
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TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744
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1934 DUESENBERG MODEL J WALKER-LAGRANDE
CONVERTIBLE COUPE, CHASSIS NO. 2560/J534
VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT
MEADOW BROOK HALL
AUGUST 4, 2001
Considered the prettiest two place open coachwork ever installed on the
Model J chassis, Exceptional provenance: perhaps the best known of the three
built, owned for many years by noted collector William Goodwin. J534/2560
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEADOW BROOK HALL CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE
The ex-Stan Laurel
1947 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
The ex-Roy Orbison
1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 FASTBACK
The ex-Prince Maximillian
1933 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K
1936 CORD 812SC SPORTSMAN
1930 PIERCE-ARROW DUAL COWL PHAETON
1947 FORD CONVERTIBLE
1935 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW COUPE
1933 ROLLS-ROYCE Pll CONTINENTAL SALOON
1948 CHEVROLET CUSTOM CLUB WOODY CABRIOLET
1928 STUTZ VERTICAL 8 CONVERTIBLE VICTORIA BY HIBBARD & DARRIN
1952 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED HEAD COUPE
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CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS
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MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS:
SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST:
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9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212
TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744
Sports, ,,,Car Marliept
20 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
A Monza in name only.
23 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
It's all about style.
27 1971 Intermeccanica Italia Roadster
$48K for an Italian street rod.
60 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
Even better than described.
64 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
Odd color + great restoration = big bucks.
68 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Roadster
Small car, big motor.
47 Silver Auctions
40 Bonhams & Brooks
On-Site Market Reports
Nine Elms, London
55 Spectrum Auctions
Palm Springs, CA
8 Shifting Gears
10 News, Previews & Gossip
1 5 Ask Mr. Kerb
17 Bike Buys
But I Don't Want an Avocado on Wheels.
1914 Indian F-Head
24 Sheehan Speaks 328 GTS or TR?
18 The Wrenching Truth
59 The Appraiser's Corner
61 The English Patient
6b Porsche Gesprach
76 eWatch - $12,000 For 55 Pins
11 Auction Calendar
12 Comments With Your Renewals
13 You Write, We Read
24 Mystery Photo
26 Our Cars
30 Book Reviews
31 Vintage Rally Calendar
32 The Twenty Year Picture
32 Mystery Photo Answers
33 Affordable Classics
A Cheap 2.7 Euro RS
Hatch & Sons
52 Mid-America Auctions
St. Paul, MN
SPORTS CAR MARKET
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A Trio of Porsches
1967 RS/SS Camaro Convertible
71 Display Advertiser's Index
73 Scenes From Amelia Island
Collecting Thoughts- Brownell Toots His Own Horn
21 Alfa Romeo
Etceterini & Everything Else
Vintage Race Cars
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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS
1928 Maserati Tipo 26 B/M 8C 2800 Grand Prix Two Seater Racing Car
Sold: $1,656,000, Pebble Beach 20 August 2000
World Record for a Pre-War Maserati
We are currently accepting consignments for our forthcoming auction
Exceptional Motor Cars
At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center
19 August 2001
Last year at Pebble Beach our sale was 88% sold and totaled over $26 million.
1960 Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage 2-Seater Sports Racing Car
Sold: $2,051,696, London 26 March 2001
World Record for a Maserati at Auction
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A Sale of Highly Important Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Comp sold for $1,377,500
1952 Ferrari 375 'Indianapolis' Formula 1/AAA sold for $739,500
1955 Jaguar D Type sold for $1,102,500
1953 Bosley Mk1 GT Coupe sold for $233,500
1947 Bentley MkVI Convertible sold for $211,500
1951 Maserati A6G Coupe sold for $283,000
Entries are now invited
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 29008 sold for $3,082,500
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta sold for $288,500
1962 Ferrari 2500T SWB California Spyder sold for $925,000
1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom 11 Henley Roadster sold for $464,500
The Bonhams & Brooks USA Sale at the famed
Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club promises to
be a highlight of this year's legendary Pebble
Illustrated above are some of the fine motor cars which
featured in last year's Quail Lodge sale - yours can
benefit from the same unparalleled standard of
presentation and exposure to a sophisticated
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Do You Know the Way to... Auburn?
e confess. As sports car fanatics, Auburn, Indiana
has never been at the center of our radar screen. But
as SCM continues to expand its coverage of America's
grand luxury marques, including Duesenberg, Cord
and Auburn, a trip to their home city seemed
Additionally, Auburn is the location of the
eBay/Kruse International complex, so we arranged
to take in their spring sale as well. We
wanted to see first-hand how the melding of
two disparate cultures—the brash, take-no-prisoners,
make new rules, high-tech eBay world
and the podium-thumping, carnival atmosphere,
Kruse International—was moving along.
EBay bought Kruse two years ago during a flurry
of acquisitions, as dot-corn enterprises, their market
value engorged by skyrocketing share prices,
snapped up everything in sight. The buying was the
easy part; often, the actual day-to-day running of land-based traditional
auctions has proven enigmatic to the electronic wizards.
EBay has shown continued determination as it works to maximize
the value of its purchase. Dramatic issues arose as Dean Kruse wrestled
with the fact that he was no longer in control of what had been his
company. EBayMotors dispatched John Levisay from BMW-rich San
Jose to Taurus-riddled Auburn to calm
troubled waters and move the merger
And he has. A professional management
team, formerly with BarrettJackson,
is now in place on the operations
side, and Dean is focusing
on getting consignments of significant
cars and calling eBay/Kruse's
We had a chance to visit with Dean,
admire his collection of Duesenbergs
(and let's not forget the Batmobile in
the corner of his garage) and talk briefly
about eBay/Kruse. "It's taken me a
while to get used to not having the
final say and having to run my ideas
by someone for their approval," he said
sellers to drop their reserves. When they're at the top of their game, the
Kruse family and friends are the best in the world at doing just that.
Over the past two years we've watched eBay/Kruse wrestle to
define its mission and destiny. At this point, it appears they have an
awfully good chance of marrying the electronic and the earth-bound, to
the benefit of both.
August of 1992, nine years ago, marked the last time we adjusted
our subscription prices. As the publishers of the Alfa Romeo Market
Letter, we bravely asked subscribers for $48 for 16 pages of monthly
information, sent out on newsprint with a few grainy photos.
That little newsletter has grown to become Sports Car Market
magazine. The auction reporting staff has increased from just one,
moi, to over a dozen specialists reporting, on-site and first-hand,
from sales all over the world. Each issue is at least 80 pages,
includes hundreds of cars in color, and arrives polybagged, protecting
the evocative art on the cover. Your support has allowed
us to grow, increasing both articles and production quality.
However, Sports Car Market has been hit with massive cost
increases during the past year. Printing and paper costs alone have
more than doubled, and the US Post Office has just announced yet
another round of postage increases for magazines.
"An UNBELIEVABLE deal," proclaims Dean Kruse.
in a soft, wistful manner. "But they've brought some really good people
in to run the business side, and I'm fully committed to being a part of the
At the auction the next day, the contrast between the private, almost
shy Dean Kruse and his public, flamboyant auctioneer persona couldn't
have been greater. Clearly energized by the return of his son, Mitchell, to
the podium after a two-year absence, the Kruse trio of Daniel, Dean and
Mitchell, ably assisted by Rod Egan and Brent Earlywine, called Spring
Auburn with the fervor reminiscent of a Midwest revivalist gathering.
The audience responded favorably. Unofficial results show 50% of
the 528 cars that crossed the block selling, for a total of nearly $4m.
(There will be a complete report in our July issue.) Vintage "Kruse-isms"
cascaded non-stop from the PA system. Every deal was "Unbelievable."
You could "Make money while driving a car; buy it today and sell it for
more at Fall Auburn." And the ultimate, "Borrow the money to buy the
car from MBNA and make money with someone else's money!"
The Kruse style of auctioneering has one goal, to create a supercharged
atmosphere that encourages bidders to raise their offers and
Consequently, we are asking for your continued loyalty as we raise
our prices slightly. Beginning this month, a basic subscription will be
$58. In exchange, we promise to continue
increasing the quality of SCM.
For those who want even more
information, we will be introducing
a premium subscription option. The
"SCM Gold" level will include
unlimited access to the Internetbased,
30,000-entry SCM auction
archives (soon to be available only
by password). Also included will
be regular e-mail hot news updates,
including auction results, last-minute
consignments, first notice of desirable
cars being brought to market and more.
Details, including how to upgrade
your current subscription, will be in
your next issue.
In this, our 13th year of providing
tools and insights for subscribers as they make collecting decisions,
Cindy and I want to thank all of you for your past support. We look
forward to serving you in the future.
North Carolina artist Dan McCrary was "trolling around" a year
ago at the Auto Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina, when he came across
a black Austin-Healey. A nearby ice blue and metallic ivory two-tone
Healey reflected in its shiny flanks. This visual moment resulted in
"Healey Reflection," featured on this month's cover.
McCrary has created dozens of paintings highlighting reflections in
polished car bodies, including Duesenbergs, Auburns, '50s Chevys and
Fords, and '60s Corvettes. He has also created works for the Charlotte
Motor Speedway, Penske Racing, Keith Crain and Tom Gale.
Prints of "Healey Reflection," from an edition of 200, are available.
Printed with archival inks on acid-free, heavy-weight, water-color
paper, each measures 121/2 x 18 inches, and is $125. Smaller, 10 x 7-inch
prints are $25. Contact the artist at 704/372-2899 (NC).•
On the Cover
Sports Car Market
Chequered Flag International
4128 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90202
1962 Giulietta 101 series. White/
black, good solid car, $10,500.
1953 TA 21 DHC. Mocha/brown,
4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice.
1939 BMW 327 Coupe, silver/red, rust free, older
restoration, lovely. $52,500.
1998 740iL. Midnight blue/gray,
premium package, 50,000 miles,
1998 323 convertible. Silver/black,
34,000 miles, auto. Perfect. $28,500.
1960 lnvicta convertible. 401/325
horse. Buckets. Nice! $24,500.
1954 Eldorado convertible. Red/
white, Continental kit, restored to
pristine condition. $49,000.
1956 Bel Air convertible. Red/
white, 6-cylinder, 3-speed. Honest!
1966 Pontiac GTO convertible. Burgundy/cream,
389, 4-speed, hood tach, restored. $27,500.
1969 El Camino SS. Green/tan,
4-speed, A/C, #s match, 350 hp,
1970 Corvette roadster. Blue/blue,
auto, new interior and paint. $18,500.
1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed,
7,500 miles. $16,000.
1950 Coronet Club coupe. Green/
gray, flat 6, very original. $6,500.
1996 Viper. White/blue, 3,000 miles,
1996 BMW 740iL.Aspen/silver. 18" sport rims.
1973 124 Spider. Green/tan, new
interior, great car. $4,900.
1994 Q45t. Pearl White/tan, 96,000
miles, excellent condition. $11,500.
1963 E-type 3.8 roadster. Black/
red, new chrome, 80,000 miles,
very original. $28,500.
1967 E-type S 1 1/2. White/black,
1995 XJS/6 convertible. White/tan,
55,000 miles. Perfect! $24,900.
1998 XK8 convertible. Amaranth/
Cashmere, 32,000 miles, chromes,
CD perfect. $45,900.
1949 Chrysler Town & Country convertible. Original
paint. Superb! $55,000.
1966 Westfield 7. Red/black, 1275
Sprite mechanics, Minilites, very
1971 Ghibli 4.9 Spider. Fly Yellow/
black, 5-speed, 44,000 miles, US
car, mint. $120,000.
1962 190 SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops,
good example. $22,500.
1963190 sedan. Gray/gray, $25,000
in restoration. Unique. $9,500.
1965 230 SL. Black/black, auto, 2
tops, very pretty. $14,500.
1965 230 SL. White/cream, auto, 2
tops, restored. $23,500.
1971 280 SL. Auto, A/C, 2 tops,
1977 450 SL. Silver, 102,000 miles.
1987 560 SEL. Dark blue/gray.
137,000 miles. very strong. $8,500.
1995 S 500 sedan. Black/black,
74,000, nice. $29,500.
1961 MGA. Red/black, wire wheels,
black plates. original. $12,500
1968 MGB. Black/black leather,
great car, good value. $8,500.
1990 250 California Spider
replica. White/tan, 5.0. auto, 5,000
1957 Safari Wagon. Perfect, copper.
PW, A/C, leather. etc. $35,000
1978 Trans-Am. Bronze, 6.6 liter,
1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car
built for Disney's CEO. $5,500.
1978 911 Targa. White/tan, new
clutch, just serviced. $5,000 recently
1980 911 SC Targa. White/red,
1988 930 Turbo coupe. White/
burgundy. Mint. $29,500.
1971 TR6. Yellow/black, excellent
original paint. Overdrive, no rust.
1959 Pick-up. White, restored. $9,500.
1965 21 Window Bus. Gray/pink,
Minilites, stunning restoration.
by Cindy Banzer
The 9/01 ten-day Motorhead's
Dream Tour to England, hosted by Keith
Martin and Cindy Banzer, is sold out. To be
put on the waiting list if spaces become
available, call 800/452-8434; www.
The Princess Rally, 6/10-15/01, an
all-female event starting in Paris and ending
in Saint-Raphael, will include an SCM
team, piloted by Sabrina Longega Wilson.
Details, ph) 33 1 47 68 56 15; FAX 33 1 46
67 38 92; e-mail: email@example.com.
The Petersen Museum, celebrating
"Cars and Guitars of Rock 'N' Roll," 6/1512/31/01,
is displaying Janis Joplin's Porsche,
Eric Clapton's 1940 Ford, Elvis
Presley's 1976 Eldorado, the "Monkee Mobile"
and more. 35 cars and 40 classic and
custom guitars, juke boxes and Rock 'N'
Roll memorabilia will be on display. Ph)
323/964-6356, www.petersen.org (CA).
Featured this year at Concorso
Italian° is "Technology & Beauty: 50 years
of Ferrari and Pininfarina." Seven one-off
designs from the Pininfarina private collection
in Turin will be featured, including
the '67 Dino 206 Competizione and the
'00 Ferrari "Rossa." The event at Quail
Lodge Resort, Carmel Valley, CA,
8/17/01, is presented by Girard-Perregaux
in association with Automobili Lamborghini,
S.p.A. Ph) 425/688-1903.
0/The 51st Annual Pebble Beach Concours
d'Elegance will inaugurate a new
class for preserved pre-war cars, 8/19/01.
Eligible cars must be in their original
condition and have minimal, if any, cosmetic
restoration. Deductions will be
made for cosmetic work done, such as
paint, upholstery and chrome. Event tickets,
$100, may be purchased in advance
only. Ph) 877/693-0009 (CA).
The 21st Lotus Owners Gathering
(LOG 21), Worcester, MA, 8/24-26/01, includes
driving tours, a rally, autocross,
various social activities, casual concours/
participant's choice car show and various
technical seminars. For more information,
contact Foster Cooperstein, ph) 617/9652058,
or visit www.lotuscar club.org (MA).
Barrett-Jackson has consigned
two Oakland Roadster Show winners for
the Petersen Museum Auction, 6/1516/01.
"Alien," built by Mike and Art Himsl,
was awarded the 1969 America's Most
Beautiful Roadster trophy; "Alumna," a
1932 Ford Hi-Boy roadster, received the
award in 1990. Nearly 200 cars will be
offered, including no-reserve cars from
the Petersen Museum and Robert E.
Petersen's personal collection. Ph) 480/
421-6694 (AZ). www. barrett-jackson.com
L'art et l'automobile is holding its
sixth mail-order auction. Lots range from
historic posters, touring and club badges,
and toys to signs, helmets and plaques.
The premier lot is the actual Rolex Trophy
awarded to Stirling Moss for his 1955
Mille Miglia victory. Bidding, via mail, email,
fax and phone, closes at 4 p.m. on
6/14/01. Catalogs are available by subscription
for $20 for the two annual auctions.
For more information, contact l'art
et l'automobile at ph) 631/329-8580, email:
V Russo and Steele will be premier-
ing their American Muscle Car Collection
auction at the Marriott in Monterey, CA.
8/17-18/01. www.russoandsteele.com .
J.B. Nethercutt, winner of the 2001
Meguiar's Award for the Collector Car
Person of the Year, was honored on 5/10/
01, Beverly Hills Hotel, CA. Co-founder of
Barry and Karen Meguiar. Their company's
award honors those who have done the most
for the hobby.
VBarrett-Jackson is continuing their
relationship with Speedvision. Expect
expanded live television coverage of their
annual Scottsdale event.
Dean Kruse, Kruse International,
is taking on the dual role of chief auctioneer
and global consignment specialist
for the organization. Joining the Kruse
team are W. Timothy Sprague as CEO,
Charles Engelmann as chief operating
officer and Stephen Heitz as chief technology
V The 5th SEMA (Specialty Equipment
Market Association) rally in Washington,
D.C., held 4/25/01, drew 28 members of
Congress and included a reception in
honor of the Congressional Automotive
Performance and Motorsports Caucus, a
bi-partisan caucus with 72 Senators and
Representatives. The Caucus is cochaired
by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
(R-C9) and Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI).
Centerline Products' new catalog.
full of products for your Alfa Romeo is now
available. Call their new toll-free number,
Merle Norman Cosmetics and benefactor
of The Nethercutt Collection, San
Sylmar, CA, Nethercutt has assembled
one of the most comprehensive automobile
collections in the world. He was the
7th recipient of the award, which has
grown to become the highest honor the
hobby can bestow upon a collector.
i/Rob Myers is on the path to a full and
speedy recovery from injuries suffered in
a recent automobile accident. SCM suggests
dropping a note to Mr. Myers, c/o RM
Auctions, One Classic Car Drive,
Blenheim, Canada, NOP 1A0.
VIn 1936, SCM'er Gerald Rothman,
NY, wrote that he recalled attending the
Westbury races where the Vanderbilt Trophy,
recently offered by Sothebys.com , was
awarded; Rothman was 17 at the time.
Frank and Janet Mandarano ("Mr. &
Ms. Maserati") of Concorso Italian° fame,
recently bought a Ferrari 308 GTS QV and
are "enjoying the ride."•
Sports Car Market
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.
Oklahoma - June 1-3
KRUSE INT. - Tulsa
Indiana - June 2
NT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Veray
Montana - June 2
SILVER - Billings
England - June 5
CHRISTIE'S - London
England - June 6
BONHAMS & BROOKS - Aurora
California - June 15-16
H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
Illinois - June 9
BARRETT-JACKSON - Los Angeles,
The Petersen Museum
Idaho - June 16
SILVER - Coeur d'Alene
France - June 19
Minnesota - June 22-23
MECUM - St. Paul
Illinois - June 22-24
MECUM - Bloomington
Washington - June 23
SILVER - Puyallup
Washington - June 24
SILVER - near Yakima
Wyoming - June 30-July 1
SILVER - Jackson Hole
POULAIN LE FUR - Paris
Iowa - July 7
MECUM - Des Moines
Montana - July 7
SILVER - Missoula
Idaho - July 14-15
SILVER - Post Falls
Ohio - July 15
MECUM - Columbus
Wisconsin - July 20-21
MECUM - Elkhart Lake
Connecticut - July 21
Washington - July 21
MECUM - Puyallup
England - July 25
THOMAS HIRCHAK CO. - Norwich
H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
North Dakota - June 28
INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Fargo
Nevada - August 2-5
SILVER - Reno, Hot August Nights
Nevada - August 2-4
INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Reno
Michigan - August 4
RM AUCTIONS - Meadow Brook
California - August 15-19
BLACKHAWK - Pebble Beach
California - August 18-19
RM AUCTIONS - Monterey
California - August 18
Indiana - August 18
MECUM - Valparaiso
Washington - August 18
SILVER - Spokane
RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey
California - August 19
CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach
California - August 25
MECUM - Pleasanton
Indiana - August 30-September 3
KRUSE INT. - Auburn
Idaho - September 1-2
SILVER - Sun Valley
Connecticut - September 2
MECUM - Lime Rock
Massachusetts - September 8
MECUM - Topsfield
New York - September 15
MECUM - Rhinebeck
South Dakota - September 15
NT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Sioux Falls
New York - September 22
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The changes you've made over the last 18
months have been terrific. Don't change a
thing.—Bret Frazier, Duluth, GA
An excellent and unusual mag. Perhaps more
info on how to access sales/auctions in time to
pick up one's dream car (in my case), a pre-war
AC two-seater.—Francis Higginson, Islesboro,
ME. We are working on a system of advance
notification, done electronically. We'll keep you
1966 Jaguar XKE roadster, very original.
Highlight best auctions to go to, using statistics
like percentage of cars selling at the low end
of price guides, etc.—Mike Rocke, Pleasanton,
CA. We recommend going to a couple of small,
local auctions to get your feet wet and to get
used to the organized chaos of a live auction.
Buy a couple of pieces of automobilia just to get
used to bidding. Then, attend one of the larger
auctions, but without registering to bid. That
will keep your paddle hand under control while
you survey the landscape. Once you are comfortable
with the different styles of various auction
houses, you're ready to start searching for
Your magazine is great! I think more coverage
of various restoration shops and subscribers'
projects or collections would be interesting.
—Matt Guyer, Avon, CT
1960 MGA DHC, fully restored.
Some auction pictures should be larger!
—Newlin Rankin, San Anselmo, CA
Although incarcerated for DUI in Texas's
finest, I must say your publication is a breath of
fresh air for a weary soul! To be sure, I will be
attending some events and auctions upon my
release soon and your tireless efforts have kept
me abreast during this unscheduled hiatus. Just so
everyone will know, DUIs in Texas aren't a laughing
matter. How does 18 years sound? When
driving in Texas—do it soberly.—Timothy
Fergason, Navasota, TX
1959 Morgan Plus 4 DHC1, very original.
American should be limited to real sports
cars—no Boss Mustangs, '57 Chevys, Trans
Ams, etc. And I can do without motorcycles.
—Ross Stein, Sausalito, CA
Keep up the good work!—Jaime Kopstein,
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Send magazine first class to Hawaii. It arrives
here a month late.—Warren Wetterlund,
Kapaa, HI. We're switching to a new mailing
house for US and overseas with this issue. Let us
know if it helps.—ED.
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for as a buyer. More info on how to buy at auctions.—Al
Wright, Portland, OR
What sort of fool asks the inmates how to
run the asylum? Just keep driving the Ferrari! —
Garath Jackson, Ruidoso, NM. If we ever get
the Pierce Manifold-rebuilt carburetors back on,
Tell us what cars have the best chance to go
up in value.—Dr. Mitchell Josephs, West Palm
Beach, FL. Compared to the Internet mutual
funds, even a Bricklin looks like a pretty good
I read every word down to the page numbers,
I especially like Mr. Kerb (Michael Duffy).
—Marc Maehl, Olio, CA
Keep the wit, resist the temptation to become
pompous and self important—it can creep
in with success. Stay a "populist" publication.
Two duPont Registry/Robb Report publications
is already one too many.—Walt Tomsic, Gig
Widen auction results and increase critical
opinions on cars. State your viewpoints on vari-
111WITH YOUR RENEWALS
Leave it alone.—Nicholas Zuck, ScottsThoughts
and observations from fellow subscribers. r
ous types of replicas, both old chassis with new
bodies, or totally fabricated cars.—G.I.
Nicholson-Rougemont, Switzerland. We have
room for just 150-175 cars every month, and try
to offer a wide range within that limitation. All
replicars should be bought on price alone, as
they will never appreciate. And just be sure the
vintage events you are interested in attending
will allow a repop.—ED.
More on ATS cars. We all enjoyed the "Insiders
Tour" at Amelia Island. Thanks.—Mark
Strohauer, Kennesaw, GA
I like diversity so just for a little more spice,
throw in some more French (e.g., Citroen SM,
Facel Vega) and Japanese (e.g., Toyota, MR2
Series I and II, Subaru SVX) cars. Keep up the
good work.—Jeff Trepel, Gastonia, NC
Feature more auction results of American
muscle and American classics.—Rod
Nevirauskas, Sicklerville, NJ
Delete US. There is no such thing as an
American sports car!—Matthew Christ, USA
Please keep the "honest" comments about
each auction car. Prices shown are (or will soon
be) available on the Internet. Your frank comments
may prevent someone from being honeyfugled.—Gordon
B. Schrard, Greenville, SC
More Ferrari, more contemporary Ferrari,
more color photos and a bit more Porsche. As
much US auction coverage as possible.—Daniel
Danzi, Montville, NJ
More on older drivers. Also some of the comments
about Porsche 914s are off-base. The '73
and '74s enjoy a strong market, partly because
they are excellent autocrossers.—Tom Kelly,
I really enjoy the shop profiles. How about
your guesses on the future of the vintage car
service. What about future EPA and DOT
hurdles for our old car?—Joakin Mount,
Continue your "seat of the pants" evaluation
of the magazine. Don't write anything down,
just go by your instincts. It's worked well up to
now. Also, reconsider the $100 lifetime subscription
offer I made you 10 years ago.—Matt Jones,
Good magazine! I like the detailed descriptions
given on auctioned vehicles. Less Italian,
more English.—E. H. Tilton, Charleston, SC
You guys are the best! Keep up the smart-ass
comments. Irreverent, that's the ticket!
—Patrick Kelley, Aptos, CA
Keep doing it the way you are. I have learned
more in the past year by reading your magazine
then I had in the previous 50 years. I read it cover
to cover.—D. Thomas Hagn, Monterey, CA
Your magazine seems to have a negative
opinion of Jaguars. Please try to stay objective
towards the various marques.—Eric Schumaker,
Redondo Beach, CA. Eric, we like Jaguars in
general, we may just not be too excited about
some of the specific examples we've seen crossing
You are doing an excellent job!—Frank
Miller Jr., Santa Barbara, CA
Keep up the excellent unbiased reports on
auctioned autos. Thanks.—George Finley, Corpus
Doing just fine.—G. Paul Stasaittis, Miami,
I enjoy it as is.—Rick Ritts, Dallas, PA
Hi, Keith!—Barry Briskman, Scottsdale, AZ
Hello, Barry. How's your stable of brilliantly
restored MGs doing these days?—ED.
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All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 5031252-5854, e-
Dear SCM: I work for a Mercedes
dealer and I read with interest
your report on the '89 560SL, with
a claimed 14,200 miles, that sold
for $32,960 at Kruse's Atlantic
These points seem to raise a
number of questions for a car that
brought such a high price.—G. S.,
Especially with post-1980 cars,
there is an enormous amount of
information through DMV, Carfax,
dealers and other resources. Perhaps
someone will figure out how
to tie all the data sources together,
and make them available for prospective
bidders at auctions.—ED.
City auction (May SCM, page 52).
On a whim I decided to run the S/N
and see what secrets the car hid.
Interestingly enough, when the car
was brought in for warranty service
in 1991 it had 22,000 miles on it8,000
miles more than when it sold
last February! Also, the car was
originally outfitted with Palomino
interior and a dark brown top instead
of the black interior and black
top it now sports.
I read your comments in two
other car magazines. I have had
enough. Don't send me your magazine
anymore. Keep promoting
Miatas if you want to kill off all
other vintage roadsters and interest
in your magazine. If views like
yours become common, you might
as well kiss off the other open air
sports cars. Do you think your readers
want to own a Miata? I think
that's nuts. Sincerly, a former "valued"
reader since 1998.—Patrick
Costello, Lakefield, MN
Dear SCM: Are you looking
to buy an Alfa or Fiat Spider? Why
else would you be saying a Miata is
a better car than an Alfa or Fiat
Spider unless you were trying to
drive their prices down? Do you
think the owners of vintage Italian
Spiders appreciate what you're doing?
Why don't you stop it before
you further harm the price of Alfa
and Fiat Spiders? Your efforts are
not helping the owners of MGs, Triumphs
and Austin-Healeys either.
Do you only publish the letters
from happy subscribers?
Patrick, we think a Dodge Neon
is probably a "better car" than our
Ferrari 330, and certainly the 2001
Hyundai Sonata we had as a press
car last week was far superior to
Cindy's 1978 Alfa Spider. SCM offers
no slavish adulation to any form
of automotive transportation.
To say a Miata is a "better car"
than a Fiat 124 Spider (of which
we have owned several) is the
simple truth. But that is not saying
that a Miata is a more desirable,
or more fun, or even a more
collectible car. As cars age, their
true nature becomes apparent.
The great shortcoming of today's
mass-market automotive magazines
is that they test new cars,
and all new cars are good. By
the time a car works its way into
the pages of SCM, it has usually
lived a decade or two or three, had
its horrible weaknesses exposed by
disgruntled owners, had rust crawl
up and down its spine, and had its
terrible original paint job sprayed
over three or four times.
But that doesn't mean we don't
love and cherish these imperfect
cars, coddling them with constant
attention and transfusions of dollars
whenever required. Even though
the Miata is better than any vintage
sports car I've ever owned, I
wouldn't trade a single one of them
for it (well, maybe the wretched Etype
coupe with no floors, a scored
crank and dead mice in the ventilation
ducts). The Miata has no soul,
only competence, and competence
is a pretty boring attribute.—ED.
Dear SCM: You probably don't
remember, but about six years ago I
was looking for a Climax-engined
Lotus Elite and you had one for
sale. We talked on the phone, but
you ended up selling it to someone
else. At that time, you told me
about your magazine and sent me a
copy. I have been a subscriber ever
show, but more of a social get
together and we welcome cars of
all vintages and conditions. We
have a beautiful spot in Kapiolani
Park, which is right at the foot
of Diamond Head. This year the
event is set for Sunday, May 20.
This is nonprofit, another guy
and I do it for the fun of it.
So, here comes the pitch:
Could I hit you up for a couple of
subscriptions to give away as door
prizes? If you send me some promotional
material, I could put it in
the packet we give to each entrant
or if you want to send me a stack of
your latest issue, we could give those
away as well. This is not a big event
by mainland standards, last year we
had 62 cars and probably a couple
of hundred spectators, but the
people who come are exactly the
type who would be interested in your
Harvey, we were glad to send
along a couple of boxes of magazines
and a pair of gift subscriptions
as door prizes. We would gladly
do the same for other conventions
and meets. Just drop us an e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
fax us at 503-252-5854.—ED.
Dear SCM: In the March
"Shifting Gears" column, Keith
Martin, wrote of setting some standards
for auction companies on
verifying seller's claims about their
cars. Here is a good example of
why we need this.
In the April 2001 issue, you published
the results of the BarrettJackson
auction. In this report, you
listed a 1935 Auburn Speedster
(S/N 329010) as having been certified
by the ACD Club, which au-
I inquired about this car months
before it was on consignment with
Barrett-Jackson, and the information
I got from them stated the car
was documented by the ACD Club.
Since the ACD Club does not document
cars, it only certifies them,
this means nothing. If the seller used
the word "documented," it was a
way of misleading the public. If they
used the word "certified," it was a
ACD Club certification makes
a car more desirable. Many sellers
make this claim when it is not true,
to enhance the value of their cars.
The club has been trying for years
to get auction companies to check
these claims, but they rarely take
the time to do so.
Since I'm speaking of ACD cars,
in your December 2000 "Sheehan
Speaks" column, Michael Sheehan
speaks of GTO S/N 4293 as being
purchased in 1964 by a Christopher
S. Cord. E.L. Cord, owner of Auburn
Automobile Co. had a son
Chris, who would have been living
in California at that time. It would
be interesting to know if this was
E.L. Cord's son.—Mr. Cord, Alias,
It would seem simple for an auction
company to refuse to print that
a car is ACD certified without at
least seeing the paperwork to document
the claim. And you would
think sellers would want the same,
to weed out the misrepresentations
from the facts.— ED.
Dear SCM: Congratulations on
a truly outstanding publication. The
continuing sensitivity to your readership
and the resulting enhancements
are to be commended. Your
insightful, objective and often humorous
commentary, as well as that
of your contributing editors, has
provided countless hours of reading
and re-reading pleasure. Keep
up the great work.
The ex-Martin RHD Elite, now in Germany.
since. I did end up getting an Elite
in Texas, but that is another story.
The purpose of this e-mail is to
tell you about an event that I help
put on every year in Honolulu.
From the name, you can tell it is
for British cars. It is not really a
thenticates originality. This car
does not appear on the records of
the ACD Club as being certified.
This does not mean this car is not
authentic, it only means it has not
gone through the process of being
certified by the ACD Club.
I must take minor exception
and annoyance with your frequent
auction result generic comment of
"chrome wire wheels." Having
worn most of my fingers to the
bone polishing Ferrari alloy
Borranis as well as Jaguar chrome
wire wheels, they are decidedly not
the same. Perhaps your literary
genius might come up with a more
accurate term relative to Borranis
and allow me to get a life outside
of wheel wells.—David Hoffman,
Dear SCM: Forgive me for being
pedantic, but on page 57 of
the April 2001 issue you describe
Lot #120 from the RM Phoenix
Auction as a 1952 XK 120 Roadster
S/N 671615. The photo shows
footwell vents. I thought those
vents started with the 1953 model
year.—A. Stratienko, Chattanooga,
Gary Anderson replies: According
to Porter in The Original XK,
the front wing vent was added in
Dear SCM: Being a faithful
SCM reader for probably eight
years, I write for a personal reason
and just general interest.
I agree with many writers of letters
to the editor that SCM is something
of a gift I receive every month
with great pleasure. There are always
one or two issues by my bedside
and between the fashion magazines
my wife buys. The remarks
about cars sold sometimes lack diplomacy,
but most of the time make
me smile and sometimes I find them
The real reason for writing you
is your 330 America. For the past
five years I have owned S/N 5037,
a beautiful black 330 America that
is said to be originally owned by
Nancy Sinatra. I never could find
written proof of it, but these serial
number sites do make this statement.
Counting backwards, it is
very well possible that Frank gave
this car to Nancy on her 18th birthday.
Imagine! I joke to my friends
about boots in the boot and if this
car could only speak...
In the color picture in SCM's
February issue, your car is seen
alongside an Alfa 2600 and behind
a Porsche 356. I noted that you
have bicolor European-style taillights
and a European-style license
plate carrier. When I bought 5037
in Los Angeles it was fitted with
the original American size license
plate carrier that I cannot use to
accommodate our larger license
plates. It is probably once replated
and in fact in brand new condition.
Quite frankly it is much more elegant
than the European style carrier
and very becoming to the car.
Would you be interested in swapping
the license plate holders? The
only disadvantage to you is that you
have to repair two 4-mm holes, but
there are ways to do that neatly.
To give you the complete story,
I intend to use "your" license plate
carrier on my 250 PF Cabriolet II
that I bought two years ago.
About the Alfa 2600, you may
be interested to know that I have
owned one for 35 years already.
She is in good running condition
complete with hard top. This hard
top is a typical Italian piece of
art. The car is also attractive with
I picked up a copy of your magazine
at an auction in California and
took a subscription right away. I
have seen only two or more comments
from other Dutchmen so I
think there are not too many subscribers
in Holland yet.
this hard top, but I may be biased.
(I always call my cars "she" in English.
Is that correct or is it an
acceptable deformation from a
middle-aged gentleman who loves
In those days I used to say about
my big Alfa: six cylinders, five gears
and two tops—what more can one
wish for on four wheels? You should
realize that back then the average
Dutchman was driving an 1100 or
maybe 1600-cc four-banger. Six cylinders
were the exception and, more
than that, for the rich and very rich,
or for fools who drove American
cars on our narrow roads. If you are
interested, I can give you a few more
details and stories about my life and
the role that classic wheels have
played in it.
ments in SCM I chuckle a little bit.
Only once have I managed not to
lose money on a classic car, but I
have always been very happy to
own one or more. My wife keeps
saying that I smile like a happy
schoolboy, waving her goodbye
when driving away in one of my
smelly and loud toys.—Karel A.
Deppe, Noordwijk, Holland
Karel, perhaps you know our
good friends Joop and Nel Stolze,
of De Lier. We visited them several
times in the late '80s, when Joop
was buying a lot of cars from
America, and we ended up getting
an Alfa GTA and a lightweight
Sprint from them. On the 330 license
plate bracket, I'm afraid I'm
going to keep it. I've trimmed down
the Oregon plate to fit, and I'd just
as soon leave it as it is. Question—
mine is a German-delivery car, so
has a steering column mounted
lock and ignition switch. It seems
strange to drive around with an
extra ignition key sticking out of
the column—can I remove it without
any ill effects?— ED.
Whenever I read about invest-
Dear SCM: I have noticed that
you still have the 240Z. In an article
you wrote you said these cars
should rarely fetch more than
$8,000, yet you are listing your car
for $10K—why, a 25% premium
to the top end? Also, there is an ad
(I have seen it now for a couple of
weeks in AutoWeek) for a 1971
240Z fully restored (yada yada yada)
for $31,500—this seems completely
Chigas, New York, NY
Unwittingly and unwillingly, we
are becoming experts on the 240Z
market. Because there are so many
$3,000 cars on the market, getting
someone to pay three times that
amount, even for a perfect, lowmiles
car, seems to be very difficult.
As with all cars, there can be a 25%
or more premium for a truly
exceptional original car when compared
to a nicely restored example.
In any event, we're putting the
Z-car on eBay, at no reserve, with a
starting bid of $1, auction begins
June 7. Then we'll all find out
exactly what the market (or at least
the on-line market) thinks this car
Dear SCM: Laverda motorcycles
are, perhaps, the most misunderstood
of Italy's recent sports
bikes. And not just in America. Having
lived with a variety of them
since 1974, and spent hundreds of
hours of misspent middle age researching
them, I welcomed Bill
Neill's short review of the 1982
Jota (April SCM, p. 19). He did a
very respectable job with this motorcycle.
1976 was the first Jota, essentially
a hot-rodded 3C that had
appeared in 1974. (By 1982 the
bike was well past its prime.) Highlift
cams, high-compression pistons,
big exhaust collector and open bore
mufflers gave something over 80
horsepower and an engine and exhaust
rumble that was offbeat, loud
and inspirational. No contemporary
motorcycle could match it for
speed and sound, but you needed to
be a big guy to enjoy the ride unless
you were one Pete "PK" Davies—
actually a small guy—who used to
wrestle it to the podium in the British
Superbike series equivalent, the
Avon Championship. I shall never
forget turn one at Snetterton. How
Pete stayed on that thing I never
The handlebars were painted
black with the first production usually
having a silver tank, side panels
and seat cowl. Later bikes, 197879
(memory fading here), had silver
frames and usually orange replacing
the silver. Red was not a
two-seat cousins, and have the immense
benefit of being able to take
along friends, children, and luggage.
It is a particular pleasure to enjoy
such a car when its condition allows
you to accept the inevitable
scratch or door ding that regular
use can bring.
Early ignition failures, most of
which happened in the UK, were
taken care of by a superbly executed
worldwide warranty program from
the factory. Today, ignition reliability
is 100% with kits from Moto
Witt and Phil Todd.
Parts availability is actually
pretty good with good sources in
the US, Canada and the UK.
Actual production figures are
not clear. Total 1000 and 1200-cc
Laverda triples probably finish under
10,000 units. And because of
the hot rod nature of the Jota "conversion,"
many a Jota today never
left the factory as one.
Great motorcycle. You'd better
be six feet tall and over 200 pounds,
though. And start gripping a tennis
ball now during every spare moment
you have. Don't say I didn't warn
you.—Tim Parker, Stillwater, MN
Dear SCM: I enjoy reading
SCM every month, and I must
commend your attitude with regard
to enjoying the 330 America. I
owned a similar 250 GTE for about
10 years, and treated it exactly as
you do the 330. These cars were
designed as practical drivers, and
when new they were priced comparable
to the extremely collectible
250 GT, PF Spyder, and other
such Ferrari exotica. They sold in
bigger numbers precisely because
of their practicality, and therefore
the 2+2 models have become
These cars provide much of the
same visceral excitement as their
I kept my 250 in excellent mechanical
condition, and drove it
regularly, both summer and winter.
It was never abused, and I appreciated
the fact that although it could
always be restored in the future, it
would only be original once.
I think "Enzo's" soul is being
nourished by putting the car to the
use Ferrari intended. I wish you thousands
of miles of happy driving.
—Craig Balaban, Holtsville, NY
Craig, as we put this issue to
bed, I can look out the window
and see the 330 parked on the
street, being drenched in a typical
Oregon spring rainstorm. The car
has been off the road for four
months—when Bob Leflufy and
Jerry Bensinger stopped by the
SCM offices last winter, they took
the car for a drive. Their unanimous
opinion was that the carbs
had to be completely rebuilt, and
the steering box adjusted, to make
it run and drive properly. We had
Pierce Manifolds completely overhaul
the Webers ("a complete
mess," according to Mike Pierce),
and Brian Ross reinstalled them
today. The car fired right up and
runs much smoother than I ever
imagined it could (still kills mosquitoes
for miles around, but I've
learned to live with that). Next week
it goes in to Gerry Follette at Ron
Tonkin Gran Turismo to have the
carbs balanced and synched, and
then it's back on the road.
By the way, we had another adventure
last week when we took
Cindy's '78 Alfa Spider out for its
first spring drive. I had our daughter,
Alexandra, with me and the top
down. "Gas," she suddenly cried
out. "I smell gas." A quick look
under the car revealed a stream of
gasoline pouring down the side of
the engine, onto the frame rails and
into a rapidly-growing puddle on
the street. Stupidly, rather than call
the flat-bed wrecker that I pay my
insurance company to provide, I
drove the car to Nasko's Imports,
leaving a Hansel and Gretel petroleum
trail behind me.
Nasko, a taciturn man, was visibly
agitated when we pulled up.
"Shut that thing off before it goes
up in flames," I believe were his
exact words. It turned out that the
fuel lines from the injection, original
from 1978, had split and were
spitting gasoline directly onto the
starter. "One spark and you've got
a toasted Alfa," declared Nasko.
A mere $85 later, with new fuel
lines installed, we were back on
But this just demonstrates once
again that cars rot when they are
sitting, and once they get to twenty
or thirty years old, things go bad
on them that you can't even imagine.—ED.•
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Who Will Be Franken-Healey's Next Bride?
Dear Mr. Kerb: I have an Austin-Healey
3000 that I want to sell.
It is a homogeneous collection of
big Healey parts that was made to
be a driver; a 97% perfect car
when first restored. The best it ever
placed was third in class at the
1990 All British Field Meet in Portland.
When! say it is a collection of
parts, I mean it is a true junkyard
treasure. The main donor cars
were a '66 BJ8 that was totaled
with only 4,000 miles on a full restoration
and a rusty '60 BN7 . The
body is a 1960 BN7 ; I don't think
there are more than two pieces of
sheet metal from the same car. The
front half of the frame is 10016 and
the rear half is BJ8 (more ground
clearance). The engine, transmission
and rear end are BJ8. The
dash is Carpathian Elm with BJ8
instruments. The interior is tan
cloth in the original pattern (cool
to sit on). All
bare metal before
the car a
now has 11
of use and
a couple of
The interior is starting to fade
slightly and has a couple of wear
spots. The Ditzler clear coat is
just as nice as the day it was
painted. It is in good mechanical
condition and still gives as many
smiles per mile as the day it was
put on the road.
What is the best way to sell
this car to maximize my
profit? Sell through the
classified ads? I don't
think many people are
going to drive to my location
to see the car. Take
the car to a big city and
run an ad? The Internet?
An ad in your publication?—E.
W, via e-mail
news and I have bad news.
The good news is that you
don't have to worry about long
conversations with the crowd
seeking matching numbers/original
colors/owned by an old lady who
only drove it to church. The bad
news is that even the enthusiasts
Dear Mr. W: I have good
with less stringent standards need
to be told the story of your Frankenstein
Healey and my guess is
that more than a few of them will
run away after they hear it.
What you have, before the explanations,
is a big Healey painted
Mopar yellow, with fabric upholstery
that was restored 11 years
ago. Even without the FrankenHealey
part of the tale, more than
a few buyers would try to beat
you up on the price because of the
cosmetic judgment calls you made.
The mechanical judgment
calls? I think your assemblage
gives new meaning to the term
"Run what you brung." Still, I'm
sure the car is a good-looking driver
that would appeal to the kind of
buyer who just doesn't care. You
only have to price it right and (here
is the tough part) show it or ad-
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vertise it in a place where less
knowledgeable buyers might look.
This way, you won't have to fend
off the Healey guys who want to
know why it is so cheap.
There is a chance that a very
detailed ad in SCM or another enthusiast-type
magazine, in which
you clearly state that the car is a
jigsaw puzzle and not for the purist,
will get the right buyer on the
other end of the line. No matter
which path you take, I still think
that you will have a good chunk
of your time consumed with questions
and answers. The car will
probably sell to someone who really
only has one question in mind:
Dear Mr. Kerb: SCM's recent
Price Guide indicates that the price
for a Jaguar XKE Series II roadster
is $30 ,000 , but! see these cars
at or above that price range in far
poorer condition than "near excellent."
For example, a well-worn
'69 recently sold for nearly
$30,000 at auction. What am I
missing, or am I looking in the
wrong places?—A. D., via e-mail
Dear Mr. D: Auctions can be
a good place or a bad place to look
for a car priced exactly where SCM
says it should be. If the car of your
choice rolls across the block and
there aren't enough interested parties
in the crowd to fog a mirror,
this is your opportunity to swoop
in and "steal" the car.
E-types, however, are too
popular for this scenario. Unless
the E-type that touches your buttons
is an avocado green 2+2 with
automatic, you will have at least a
few competitors in the bidding
war. Though my magic number for
a tidy Series II is $25,000 (actually
lower than the Price Guide),
this doesn't mean that the auction
bidding frenzy, fueled by free
drink tickets and high-powered
auction patter, will stop at my
number. It also doesn't mean that
all SII E-types are worth $25,000.
That's just the number I feel comfortable
with. E-types can have
so many hidden flaws and are such
a pain to work on that I like to
leave as much room as possible in
the repair budget. Obviously, the
comfort level of the bidder you
mentioned was higher and his standards
As far as finding your own
SII, restoration dollars were far
more often lavished on SIs, mak-
The neophyte's VI2, a 330 GT 2+2.
'72 Datsun 240Z.
Perfect in and out. To be
sold on eBay with
Starting bid $1 00 .
Begins June 7th.
novice should consider purchasing?
Is there a type of Ferrari I
should be looking at?—M. M.,
Dear Mr. M: Last year I
worked on a Lusso that came out
of long storage. The car ran but
was only firing on one bank of
cylinders, it had brake calipers
that were essentially stuck (open
not shut), the carbs and fuel tank
needed a clean-up, all of the brake
hoses were very old and dry, and
generally the car was just like any
car that sat unused inside for five
to ten years. This same scenario
would apply to many other
sports cars, not just Ferraris, and
all of the problems were easy to
ready to take your place as a 330
owner. Look at the car very
closely and compare it in price and
quality to cars you can drive that
require less (or no) repairs.
The most common mistake
V12 buyers on a budget make is
to fool themselves into thinking
the purchase price is the end of
their expenditures, when in fact
it is only the beginning. Buying a
running, driving 330 that has
been regularly exercised, with all
systems working properly, will
probably save you $10,000 over
a barn-find that may have a whole
host of hidden needs.
Send your question to Mr. Kerb
at 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR
Sports Car Market
ing a really good SII not so easy
to find. True, a few were restored
in the late '80s when anything
with covered headlamps commanded
enough of a premium to
send the sane running, but those
restorations are now into their
second decade. SIIs are good cars
with better brakes than any SI
and are usually smoother performers
than their SU-carbureted
cousins. In my opinion, if you
are willing to spend $30K for a
nice but not concours car, and are
willing to wade through enough
ads, I can't see how you won't
find one. Just be sure your standards
and your budget match—
restored SIIs with JCNA trophies
and mirrors laid underneath
are hitting $60K these days.
Dear Mr. Kerb: l' m interested
in purchasing a 1966 Ferrari 330
2+2 that has been in storage for
about 20 years. What problems
might ! encounter and, since lam
new to Ferraris, should I look to
purchase a car in better condition?
Is this the type of car a
All of the hydraulics were
shipped off to be sleeved and rebuilt,
hoses were replaced and the
fuel system was drained and
cleaned. A little fiddling with some
small electrical gremlins and the
car ran as sharp as it did when it
was parked. But this is the big
question: how well did it run
when it was parked? Sometimes
cars get parked for a reason. Without
more information on that 330,
it is a matter of conjecture as to
how much more work it will need
than the Lusso.
Is the 330 a good first Ferrari?
If a V12-powered car is your poison,
I would choose a single-cam
car for my first. This gives the
enthusiast on a budget the 250,
330 and 365 to choose from.
There are other single-cam cars,
but they are more expensive and
I'm guessing that you are a price
shopper with your choice of a 330
2+2. These Ferraris are very
straightforward to own and when
you are ready to move up the Ferrari
food chain, there will be other
neophytes right behind you,
1914 Indian F-Head
ndian founders George
Hendee and Oscar
forces in 1901 to produce
what they called
a "motocycle" in Springfield,
wasn't until two years later
that Harley-Davidson began
production. The two largest
head to head in a rivalry
reminiscent of Ford and
Chevrolet until Indian expired
in 1953. Old models
from both manufacturers
are sought after today, but
the Harley V-twin of the teens is
more popular, more collectible and
more expensive (by about 50%)
than the Indian. This year marks
Indian's centennial, but don't expect
this to have an effect on the
prices of their motorcycles.
Indian's early cast iron V-twin
engine was of the F-head type, with
ist was helpful when riding an early
Indian quickly. The rider shifts gears
by hand with a lever on the right
side, while the clutch is operated by
both a pedal on the left side as well
as a lever on the right. (The hand
clutch lever was useful in case you
needed to stop on a hill.) Also on
the right is a brake pedal which acts
on the rear wheel only. (Indians had
no front brake until 1928—good
thing, as a rider had no spare hands
or feet to use on
these early bikes.)
Coming to a stop
on a hill while
braking and downshifting
having the motorcycle
end up laying
on top of you
was a feat.
Don't forget to stop and add oil once a day.
intake valves on top and exhaust
valves reversed beneath them. The
cylinders are finished in nickel,
which is attractive but becomes
corroded with time and is expensive
to replace. The aluminum
crankcase was painted red to match
the tank and fenders.
Being an acrobatic contortion-
sweep back dramatically.
left-side grip controls
Twist the right
grip for starting to
retard the spark
and to release the compression on
the engine. Early Indians used a system
of rods and joints to control
throttle and spark rather than
cables. The rods could bind if the
handlebar was turned sharply, resulting
in some exciting moments
for unaware riders.
410 North Circle Drive
Oaks, PA 19456
1969 Buick Skylark convertible, 3504- bbl, auto, PS, PB, red/white, Stage I hood, Buick mags, restored $16,900
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, frame-off resto., Dusk Rose/white, auto, 265, duals, continental kit $42,900
1961 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, fully restored, red/red-white, 348 4-bbl, auto, PS, PB, superb
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS, fully restored, receipts, white/black, 327/350, stick, 1 owner since '72
1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod rdstr, all steel, full tendered, fresh, 350/350, rumble seat, Plum/Cream
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton. Maroon/maroon,
external exhaust, driver quality,
very presentable, runs very well, shifts
1967 Ford Fairlane GTA convertible, extraordinary shape, 3904- bbl, auto, A/C, PDB, Magnum 500s $24,900
1968 Ford Mustang, 1 owner, 65K miles, red/black, 289, auto, PS, PDB, A/C, orig. window sticker
1970 Plymouth GTX, 440/4, pistol grip, super Trak Pak, console, buckets, gauges, P/S, PDB
1969 Aston Martin DBS, presentable driver, red/black, wire wheels, A/C, auto, tools, Webasto roof
1985 Aston Martin Volante, Sapphire Red/tan, 18,000 miles, 4 Webers, auto, as new condition
1965 Cobra #CSX 2543,289 rack & pinion car, Halibrands, Webers, side exhaust, roll bar, great
1955 Jaguar 140 Roadster. Frameoff
restored, red/tan, leather, chrome
wires, #s match, well detailed, side curtains.
1969 Ferrari 365 GTS #12163, red/black, hard top, 2 sets of tools, 1 of 20 built, 3 owners, very nice $305,000
1961 Jaguar Mk II 3.8L, stick, OD, gray/maroon, chrome wires, mechanically rebuilt, nice driver
1966 Jaguar XKE Roadster, 23,000 orig. miles, white/black, all original, documents, books, restored $55,000
1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cab., Green/tan, new leather, paint, chrome, mechanical service
1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cabrio #2047, 1986 Morgan Plus 8, Outstanding, 14K miles, Carmine red/black wings, red int., alloys, all docs
red/black, Series II, fully restored, 1969 Rolls-Royce MPW, convertible, Champagne/tan, fresh top and interior, nice wood, 53K miles
• This is only a partial inventory, please call fora complete list.
1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cab., 35K miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, $9,000 recent service, red/black $31,000
1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC, very good, fresh paint and service, light metallic green/Saddle
Borranis, past owner 24 years, out- 1981 Rolls-Royce Spur, black/tan, 100K miles, all records and books, drives new, good cosmetics $21,900
standing detail. $179,500.
1984 Rolls-Royce Spur. One lady
owner, Royal blue/Parchment, 25,000
miles, books, records, tools, excellent
gines was on the total-loss principle,
so the oil used to lubricate
the motor did not return to the
tank. A quart of oil was added every
200 miles or so with a fill-up.
Extra oil could be added to the engine,
when climbing a steep hill or
at high rpms, by means of a plunger
on the vertical oil tank.
The optional Indian-made side-
car adds about $5,000-6,000 to the
value of this motorcycle today.
Also, pre-1916 machines are eligible
for tours with the HCCA
(Horseless Carriage Club of
America) and the AMCA (Antique
Motorcycle Club of America).—Bill
1000 cc, air-cooled 42degree
approx. 250 lbs.
$245 in 1915
Engine # .. Right side of crankcase,
on boss near oil sight glass
Perfect Indian F-head owner
Ambidextrous, multi-phasic and
Rating: *1:t--t!r-A is best
Ease of maintenance
Fun to ride
Lubrication of old Indian en.er*
or Bob Hatch, as for many restorers,
restoration was first a hobby,
then a part-time job, and finally a
full-time occupation. An aircraft
mechanic in the Air Force during
the mid-1960s, and then a field
engineer for Xerox for 21 years, he always had
a car under restoration as a pastime. He started
out by restoring a 1966 230SL for himself 30
years ago. When he began working on cars for
others, he specialized in Mercedes 113 series
cars: 230, 250 and 280SLs. "They were my
first loves," Hatch said.
He did not limit himself to two-seaters.
Hatch appreciates the 6.3-liter and 6.9-liter
sedans. "I am an old '60s hot rodder at heart,"
he said. "I like big, torquey V8s." He enjoys
the fact that a 1968-71 300SEL 6.3 can reach
140 mph while resembling an
ordinary sedan on the outside.
The six-liter cars have
acquired a dubious reputation
among some buyers because
of their exotic suspension
systems, but Hatch is not
To replace all four suspension
air bags on a 6.3 is about
a $1,500 job for parts and labor,
according to Hatch. Leaks
are more likely in the lines or
the four valves ($700-$800
apiece) that control the system.
Hatch said an owner
could spend $5,000-$7,000
to go through and replace everything
in the suspension
system. But he feels that
once the work is done, it will
last for decades.
Of the 280SE 3.5-liter convertibles, Hatch
said, "They are the last of the handbuilt Mercedes."
These open cars used eleven pieces
of wood trim on the dash. Unlike the sedans,
the convertible's dashboard and door panels
were covered in leather. Furthermore, the 3.5's
convertible tops are both complicated and expensive
to build. There's a wool headliner
and a linen slip case with canvas on top.
"Those tops have to be built by hand,"
Hatch explained. He pads them with horsehair
to create a rounded shape that hides the
bows. Hatch said some restorers use foam,
which disintegrates with time. His shop buys
13-inch horse manes and tails, and leather is
stitched in at critical points to protect the
fabric from wear. "It's an art to do one of
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those tops," Hatch said. "It will take my guy
a couple of weeks."
Hatch gradually transformed the focus of
his shop from restoration of older Mercedes
to sales and service of late-model cars. "It's
hard to support a company just restoring
cars," he explained. So in addition to older
collectible Mercedes-Benzes, his operation
offers newer cars for sale, such as two-yearold
E320 coupes and ML320 SUVs. He has
plenty of room to display cars in his 25,000square
foot building, situated on three acres
of land in the western suburbs of Boston.
Hatch searches for cars in excellent condition.
"We love original, untouched, lowmileage
cars," he said. "We go all over the
country to find them, and we sell them all
over the country as well. There always seems
Hatch's oldest son Ken runs the service
department and his youngest son, Jim, helps
with the buying and selling of second-hand
cars. Hatch's wife, Sandy, works in the office.
Hatch is proud of the amount of restoration
work that is done in-house: from mechanical
and electrical to body work, paint,
and even upholstery leather and wood refinishing
for interiors. The only work regularly
contracted out is chrome replating.
This shop was brought to our attention by
only 900 miles, and a '90 560 SEC coupe
with 2,000 miles.
SCM subscriber Chris Turner after Hatch &
Sons did a ground-up restoration on his father-in-law's
fuel-injected 1956 3005c Cabriolet.
It has scooped up more than a dozen awards
at concours in the last four years, including
Greenwich, Amelia Island and
Hatch recently expanded
the scope of the shop to include
Porsches. The growing
amount of Porsche-related service
work and sales now makes
up 10 to 20% of his business.
Although Hatch's business
is centered on German cars exclusively,
he recently bought
a 1995 355 Challenge car and
takes it to the track for Ferrari
A 1960 190 SL awaiting a new interior after body and paint work.
Number of staff
Number of bays
Years in operation
Hatch & Sons Automotive Inc.
$75 (for restoration)
to be a market for superb used Mercedes,
especially when they are being sold by specialists
like us who can vouch for their condition."
They recently sold an '89 5605L with
After Hatch & Sons has fmi
shed restoring a car, there's nothing
like a 1,000-mile rally to reveal
any glitches. He's never
broken down yet, but he usually
returns from a rally with a
list of minor items to fix before
the car is delivered to its new owner. Hatch has
been on seven or eight rallies in the last few
years, including the New England 1000, Amelia
Island, and the Forza Mille V12 rally.
His next goal is to build a 2805L rally car,
envisioning what Mercedes might have done
in 1969 with a 3.5-liter V8 in a 280SL, including
ventilated disc brakes and a four-speed.
Hatch admitted that at 3,000 pounds, this
model is a little on the heavy side. "We'll have
to work to get some weight out," he said.
Hatch remains enthusiastic about SL models,
ever since he refinished his first one almost
20 years ago. "The only way I could
afford to drive these cars was to be in the
business," he said. "It was a hobby that got
out of hand, and I've never regretted it for a
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What is it about cars that gets all of us so
excited? Well, women say it's because we
are all sort of dumb and haven't graduated
from post-pubescent adolescence, but we
know that isn't true.
Cars are an extension of our territory. Hell,
they are how we get to the cave bear to hunt
him down and eat him. They are symbols of
what was once, ten thousand years ago, the
shiniest, sharpest obsidian spear in the tribe.
The more successful a hunter you are, the
finer the car you will have to go hunting in. When
you become really successful, well then you can
afford really fine cars that you don't even bother
to take out hunting except in the company of
other successful hunters' cars. We call these
events car shows and concours d' Elegance and
they have replaced the old bonfire as a place
for accomplished hunters to sit around and swap
heroic tales of hunting mastodons, saber tooth
tigers and huge packs of ravenous wolves.
So tell me, can you afford to have just
anyone hone and polish your spear or do you
want someone to work on it who really knows
how important it is to you and your tribe?
Call us; we can make sure that the next time
you have your car pulled up to the campfire,
the other hunters are going to give you the
respect you deserve.
We can be reached by phone, fax, e-mail or
just go out into the back yard and beat on a
hollow tree. Chances are we will get back to you.
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Chassis number: 2211133
Engine number: 2211133
hassis number 2211133 was delivered on April 19, 1934
to Angelo Listori, with two-seat coupe bodywork that
was shortly replaced by a drophead coupe body. In postwar
Austria, the body was refurbished and the car eventually
came to the US, where it was owned by Ed Bond,
Pat Braden, Henry Petronis and Herb Wetson, who
installed a Zagato body and sold the car to Canadian Mike Craven. After
several other owners, Englishman Hugh Taylor commissioned Paul Grist
to fit a Monza body.
Some purists may view this Monza as not entirely authentic. However,
it should be noted that this is a correct, numbers-matching 8C 2300
chassis and engine, and 8C 2300 Monzas were being built as early as
1933 by none other than Scuderia Ferrari.
Inherently lightweight, powerful, responsive and quick, this 8C 2300
Monza is a beautifully presented memorial to the golden age of Italian
automobiles. It is as competent today as it was 65 years ago, with lithe
handling and gobs of power from its long-stroke supercharged straighteight
engine. Instantly recognizable by both cognoscenti and the uninformed
as a Great Car, it is a ticket to the greatest historic racing and
touring events, where its style, grace and performance will inspire onlookers,
but most of all, thrill its driver. The new owner of this 8C 2300
Monza enjoys a direct connection with personalities like Nuvolari,
Campari, Caracciola, Jano and even Enzo Ferrari—who drove his last
race in an 8C 2300.
This car earned a high bid of $850,000 at
the RM Amelia Island auction on March 10,
2001, but did't sell. Buyers were not seduced by
the boy-racer fantasy the auction catalog's copy
tried to inspire.
Matching serial numbers have become a standard
for evaluating the originality of a car. Matching
numbers signify a virginal car, a mechanical
noble savage. This 8C Alfa Romeo has matching
serial numbers, but it isn't at all the car I owned
40 years ago. When I owned 2211133, it was a
long-chassis car with a non-original heavy
drophead body created somewhere in the bowels
of Eastern Europe. It had burst out of iron-curtain
Hungary full-chat, carrying its occupants
SCM Price Guide
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ing some incompressible object through the supercharger began to wear
on me, and I finally traded it back to Ed Bond for an unsupercharged 6C
James Young Phaeton, plus two other cars. At the time I let it go, my total
investment in the 8C was about $2 ,500 .
lubrication of more than 20 chassis fittings)
Bulkhead and major castings
Club Vintage Sports Car Club (Britain) Alfa
Section, A. Cherrett, 121 Russell Road,
Newbury, Berks RG14 5JX, England
and a few possessions to freedom in the West. It was a comfortable 100mph
tourer that I drove from Connecticut to Michigan over an unforgettable,
snowy weekend. Its engine sounds, even when enveloped in a
stodgy body, were music. I often lifted the hood and revved the engine just
to hear all the gears work their magic. Its skinny tires gave it great
traction in the snow, and I occasionally drove it to work to keep the
battery charged and the mechanicals lubricated.
When I owned this car (from 1962-65 , as I recall), it was still regarded
as an interesting method of transportation, so practical issues
such as reliability and maintenance figured in the decision to buy. It
never let me down. Gradually, however, the thought of the engine ingest-
Bugatti types 50, 55, 57;
Mercedes SS, SSK; Blower Bentley
The estimated price range on this car before it crossed the block at
Amelia Island was $1 to $1.3 million. That's long-chassis 8C money, not
the $2.5 to $3.3 million a real Monza commands. In this case, the attraction
of matching numbers seems to have had no influence on the value of
the car, and the expensive Zagato and Monza modifications have produced
absolutely no return on investment. If I had done nothing more
than keep the car and then let it go for the
$850,000 high bid, the car would have paid me
just over $21,000 for each year I owned it. That's
a great ROI by any standard. I would have saved
a genuine slice of automotive history and the
considerable expense of giving the world another
imitation Monza. Moreover, d still be
able to recognize the Alfa I once owned.
This 8C started life as a long-chassis (3100
mm) coupe. Keith Hellon shortened the chassis
to 2750 mm to fit a replica Zagato body, and
then Rodney Felton shortened it further to the
2650 mm Monza specification. So, the Monza
body is really the fourth this car has worn, and
the chassis has had three lengths.
Why in the world would anyone spend so much
Intake side of engine,
towards the front
unrecoverable money to create a replica? Side-by-side with a real Monza,
in the pits or on the track, this is an absolutely equivalent car in all respects
(except for the magneto drive and, possibly, a 2.6-liter displacement). That
makes this car a one-third-priced bargain that looks like a Monza, drives
like a Monza and goes like a Monza. And it's got matching serial numbers,
which is more than most Monzas (there were a debatable 10 originals, six
of which were converted to 2.6 liters) can now claim.
However, a more original car has been lost. Does the creation of
another ersatz Monza justify the sacrifice of a long-chassis 8C? In this
instance, the market's clear answer is no.—Pat Braden
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1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
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47 6C2500 FRECCIA D'ORO, charmingly
original, US and Euro papers, runs
and looks as it should, proper period pieces
$85,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
54 1900 SS ZAGATO, documented official
Sant Ambroeus Zagato factory race car,
based on Portello racing team chassis
$165,000 serious inquires. 818-705-8655.
FAX 818-996-3741 CA
55 1900C SPRINT, Series II Ghia coupe,
in charcoal w/blk & white int, 5-spd, many
SS features $59,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754 CA
57 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, white
w/blk int w/red piping and carpet, recently
refreshed, dead stock orig except for the
Veloce setup and 5-spd trans, 70K orig mi
$21,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
58 Giulietta 750F 1300 Veloce Spider,
149503321, older unfinished restoration
of a mostly rust-free car, complete,
unassembled, red/blk $10,000 OBO.
Dealer, 914-949-0103 9-6 M-Sat. NY
58 SPIDER VELOCE 750, white w/red
int, extremely orig, correct and complete,
recent respray, a TX car, never any rust, lots
of mechanical refurbishment, runs and
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71 Kamm-tailed Spyder, green, stainless
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Chassis number: 5251
Engine number: 5251
rguably the most beautiful product ever to
carry the Maranello marque's prancing horse
emblem, the 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta debuted
at the Paris Salon in October 1962.
Styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti,
the Lusso (luxury) combined racetrack looks
with new high standards of passenger comfort. Beautifully
proportioned, the new 250 GT blended a low-slung nose,
reminiscent of that of the 400 Superamerica, with a sculpted
Kamm tail by means of some of the most exquisite lines yet
seen on an automobile. Slim pillars and wide expanses of glass not only
enhanced the car's outward appearance but made for excellent visibility
and a pleasantly light and airy interior.
Testing the 250 GT Lusso five years after its introduction, Road &
Track magazine acknowledged that the design had already achieved classic
status. "Although there were many variations on the basic Ferrari
250 GT since 1956 when this 3-liter series was first offered, the 196264
250 GT Berlinetta Lusso has come to be identifiable by that single
word, Lusso. The design of the body was at once elegant and exciting,
and no other road Ferrari before or since has earned the same degree of
enduring admiration for its aesthetics."
One of just 350 250 GT Lussos made, this superbly presented
example has been restored to the highest standards and is finished in
classic red with black interior. A California car prior to its acquisition
by the present owner, it has enjoyed the benefits
of air-conditioned storage and is described
by the vendor as in "excellent" condition in
This car sold for $140,000, including buyer's
premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Cavallino
auction, January 19 , 2001 .
The Ferrari 250 GTIL Berlinetta "Lusso" production
started at approximately the end of the 250
GT Berlinetta SWB (short-wheelbase) production
and the Lusso's production ended at the start of the
275 GTB's run. The Lusso was to be the last of the
250 series cars, and in its short two-year life, only
350 to 355 examples were built.
The 250 GTIL was powered by a Colombodesigned,
60-degree, 2953-cc (180 cubic inch)
V12, producing 250 bhp at 7,000 rpm. This en-
Original list price
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1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
the dash, angled towards the driver's view, while the oil pressure, fuel and
other gauges are in the driver's direct line of sight between the spokes of
the Nardi steering wheel. Other unusual touches (for Ferrari, at least)
include a horn button at the end of a stalk within reach of the driver's
fingers, a one-piece seat with no articulation (only forward and back
adjustment) and a quilted vinyl covering (echoing the underhood pad in
many Ferraris) in the rear parcel area. Many owners found the parcel
area a welcome addition, as the spare tire largely fills the trunk.
Few would disagree that the Lusso is a beautiful car. A Pininfarina
design with bodies built by Scaglietti, the organic lines flow from front
to rear, devoid of most of the styling cliches that age many sports and
GT cars from the early '60s. Practical observers will note that the car
also lacks anything but the thinnest suggestion of bumpers, making
both the front and rear end of the Lusso extremely vulnerable to the
"park by touch" crowd. The construction of
the 250GTIL is of steel, with aluminum hood,
doors and trunk lid.
Tune up/major service $2,000-$2,500,
including valve adjustment
On a plate on the firewall
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Downey, CA 90241
On right rear, under distributor
Aston Martin DB5, Maserati
Mistral, Lamborghini 350GTSpyder
gine was mated to a Ferrari-built four-speed transmission. Overdrive
was not offered.
The Lusso has been roundly criticized for not being a strong performer
on the road. Indeed, it pales when compared to a lighter 250 SWB ,
or even with the later 330 GT 2+2. But the Lusso was not just about going
fast from point A to point B; it was also about the style in getting there.
Inside, the Lusso is among the most distinctive of production Ferraris.
The speedometer and tachometer are set in two large pods in the center of
In the late '80s days of "Ferrari Fever," the
Lusso became a half-million dollar automobile.
Since the collapse of 91 and a brief stint below
the $100,000 mark, the Lusso has settled in the
$120,000 to $150,000 area for a strong #2 or
weak #1 condition car. Superb examples have
been known to bring more, and "story" cars or
those needing attention are occasionally found
below a hundred grand. To the investor who
feels that because the Lusso was a $500,000 car
in the past and will be again in the near future, I
can only say don't hold your breath. The Lusso
is a satisfying car to drive, and an exhilarating
car to look at. The rewards of ownership of a
Lusso are best measured in the heart, and not in the wallet.
This particular Lusso was the subject of a top-notch restoration
and was therefore a good buy. Spending close to top dollar for a car
that promises to be relatively trouble-free in the near future is a better
alternative than going bald from the constant headaches that will result
from persistent mechanical difficulties that always seem to accompany
bargain exotics.—Dave Kinney
(Historical data and photo courtesy of the auction company)•
by Michael Sheehan
328 GTS or Testarossa?
he bargain-hunters in the Ferrari
world seem to be obsessed with the
price similarities of the 1986-89
328 GTS and the 1986-89 Testarossa.
Endless comparisons ensue:
V8 versus V12; classic versus
trendy styling; Targa versus coupe.
Which is the better car and which is the better
negative side, the 328 is the last evolution of
the 308 series, which was Ferrari's "entry-level"
car for the first-time buyer. What you end up
with in terms of performance and comfort is a
25-year-old design with, by modern standards,
only adequate acceleration, braking and A/C and
The 328 GTS is popular today. A 1986 328
GTS with 30,000 miles, a recent service
and all records can be found for
$40,000 to $45,000 while a 1989 328
GTS with recent service and 10,000
miles or less will bring $60,000 to
$65,000 because this was the last production
year and the only year with
ABS brakes. Instantly recognizable as a
Ferrari (of supreme importance to most
first-time buyers), 328s are relatively
light and nimble, and have classic
Pininfarina lines (as opposed to the
Toyota MR2 with horsie badges called
the 348). As the last of the V8s that
don't require the engine to come out for
service, a 30,000-mile service is usually
under $3,000, whereas the same service in the
later 348/355/360 cars can top $6,000.
A 328 will give years of low-cost entertaining
driving potential and, possibly best of all, it
can be done with the Targa roof stowed. On the
limit for a 328 owner. On the negative side,
maintenance on the TR is higher than on the
328, with a major service running from $5,000
The 1986-89 Testarossa, in this humble
scribe's opinion, offers the best ride for the buck
in the Ferrari world today. Yes, it's
a big car with heavy controls under
15 mph, but who drives a Ferrari
under 15 mph besides the valet
at Spago (at least when he
knows you are watching)? They
have acres of torque, effortless
performance and a triple-digit
cruising speed capability that will
put you in jail in all fifty states.
Like the 328, they are instantly
recognizable as Ferraris
and are very user friendly, with
excellent creature comforts. A
1986 TR with 30,000 miles
and all services done can be bought
in the low $50,000 range (avoid those that have
not had the oil and water pump drive updates). A
late 1988 or 1989 with about 10,000 miles will
bring $75,000 to $85,000. If you're over 6' 3"
the Testarossa will fit you like a glove. Conversely,
5' 10" is really the effective comfort
What can the prospective buyer expect five
years out, assuming equivalent cars (a 10,000mile
1989 328 GTS and a 1989 Testarossa, both
in resale red with tan, no bad stories, purchased
today and driven 3,000 miles a year)? The 328
GTS will be about $10,000 to $15,000 cheaper
today, but will be worth the same or more as a
TR in five years. Maintenance on the Testarossa
will always be more expensive, and as the
value of the cars declines, the cost of service
(which will only go up) proportionately becomes
a larger part of the car's worth.
Emotionally, the body shape of the Testarossa
already seems dated, unlike the more classic,
svelte, even sexy shape of the 328 GTS.
Finally, the lack of a Targa on the TR is a real
value-downer. The 328 GTS and the Testarossa
had production runs in the thousands and most
aren't candidates to be long-term investments
like the esoteric SWBs or TdFs. On the other
hand, in five years you will be able to find decent
328s and TRs in the low $30s, while SWBs
may be cracking the $2m mark.
Both 328s and TRs provide ultra-exotic performance
at a Camry price, but for overall driving
and esthetic pleasure, coupled with market
value, my vote goes to the 328.•
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50 195 INTER, Ghia 2-seater, 1950 Turin
show car, remarkably original, eng/gearbox
out, apart, looking quite good for straight
forward rebuild $165,000 OBO. Jerry
Bensinger, 330-759-5224 days. OH
50 195S INTER GHIA, coupe, med blue
w/tan cloth int, fully restored to a very high
standard w/much recent work by Patrick
Ottis, including rebuilt gearbox $245,000.
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52 212, 1-off Vignale coupe, ivory/gray,
exquisite in both form and detail, three carb
eng, very original, including full int, nothing
missing, many details $395,000. Fantasy
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52 212 PF COUPE, s/n 0229, 1st Ferrari
PF coupe, just completed full restoration
to high standard with original motor, done
in silver blue $295,000. Fantasy Junction,
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53 212 INTER PF COUPE, perfectly restored
by Bob Smith in red w/tan leather
int. Best in Class at Pebble Beach in '85, a
beautiful car, ideal for shows and cars
$375,000. Fantasy Junction, 5 10-6537555.
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54 Series 1 alloy Vignale/Michelotti fastback
coupe, NY and Geneva show car, been
in storage for 25 years, call for more info,
serious calls only, please don't waste my
time, only offers over $400,000. Dr. Norm
Baker, 650-325-5453. CA
59 250 GT, Tour de France, burgundy w/
tan leather, 14 louver de Portago style recreation,
built on a 1959 250 GT PF coupe
chassis in Modena at Auto Sport who employed
Scaglietti fabricators (who built the
original bodies), cannot be told from the
original $195,000. Motor Classic, 914997-9133.
FAX 914-997-9136 NY
61 250 PF CABRIOLET, #2047, red/blk,
Series II, fully restored, Borranis, past
owner 24 yrs, outstanding detail $179,500.
PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA
62 FAVRE GTO, s/n 3343, red w/ blue int,
many orig parts, meld ribbed gearbox and
instruments used, equipped with a/c, incredible
condition $195,000. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754
63 LUSSO, red w/red int, very nice example
$129,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860350-1148
64 275 GTB, short nose, red/blk, Borranis,
new paint, int and chrome, spectacular
$185,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133.
FAX 914-997-9136 NY
65 275 GTS, red/blk, CA car, well restored,
Borranis, tools, lovely throughout
$165,000. PA Motor Sport, 610-6661966.
66 275 GTB, 2-cam alloy, red/blk, 6-carb.
Borranis, XWXs, older cosmetic & mechanical
restoration completed late 1980s, excellent
cosmetic & driving cond $245,000.
Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136
66 275 GTS, midnight blue w/gray leather,
flawlessly restored, 60K mi, a gorgeous car
$158,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900.
66 275 GTB 2-cam. Very late torque tube.
Fresh motor. New paint, interior, tires,
suspension. 59,000 miles. 21 years of
records. Beautiful, strong. $225,000.
67 206 GT, s/n 10523, documented production
prototype car, NY Show car 1968,
FCA Class winner, Best of Show Spangler's
2000 $165,000. 440-332-8167. OH
67 330 GTC, red/blk, #11251, late car w/
hood vents, upgraded transaxle and CV
joints, drives well, everything works,
good cosmetics hick' paint, mechanically
good, no smoke, good transaxle, cold a/c
$89,900. 630-655-3535. IL
67 330 GTC, silver, red leather, air and
Borranis, complete engine rebuild, new
paint, chrome and int, documented 1 owner
history, superb cosmetic and mechanical
cond $105,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133.
FAX 914-997-9136 NY
69 365 GTC, last GTC built, interesting
owner history, superb condition having
only 8,822 km, factory a/c, original books,
tools, keys and spare tire $149,500. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754
70 DAYTONA, red/blk leather, V12, Euro
version, a/c, XWX tires, runs and drives
fantastic $109,000. 905-875-4700.
71 365 GTB/4, Daytona Spider conver-
sion, red/blk leather, Borranis, correct pull
down sunshades, air, recent major service,
gorgeous condition $125,000. John
Baldwin, 985-892-2203. 985-8926514.IN
72 365GTB/4 DAYTONA, red w/original
tan leather, in beautiful shape mechanically
and cosmetically, Borranis $119,500. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754
73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, US version,
red/blk, 27K orig mi, Mags, air and original
owner's manual and warranty card,
outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition
$129,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133.
FAX 914-997-9136 NY
76 308 GT4, wine/tan leather, excellent,
36K original miles $18,900. 561-5953000.
79 512 BB, 6,500 original miles, red/
black with tan interior, EPA and DOT releases,
all original $69,000. Bob, 219942-8110.
80 4001, Automatic, black with tan interior,
Complete engine and transmission
rebuild, High quality paint respray, beautiful
condition $39,000. Bob, 219-9428110.
82 512BBi, red/tan, 23K mi, CD/tape,
clean, runs perfectly $75,000. 440-4600161.
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1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder
Owner: Barney Hallingby, New York, NY
Purchase price and date: $354,500,
Mileage since purchase: 1,200
Work since purchase: New wheels
The Daytona turned out to be everything I
had ever heard and read about them: handsome,
fast, deep-throated and truckish below 40 mph.
The car was black on tan with black inserts
and Borranis. I grew to love it so much that I
decided to keep an eye out for one of the 124
original Spyders, preferably one of the 12
European spec cars (365 GTS/4A). Not only
are they the rarest Daytona, but many allege
them to have 375 bhp versus 352 bhp for the
The first Ferrari Daytona I bought was
chassis #14995, the Mel Blanc Spyder conversion
by Straman. It came through the
Christie's Pebble Beach auction on August
17, 1997, along with numerous other cars
from the collection of the late Mr. Blanc and
his son Noel.
Fortunately, the Jaguar later sold for a handsome
price ($1,010,000,November 1999 SCM,
Fly yellow over black with Cromodoras,
the Daytona was a thing of beauty. The afternoon
prior to the auction, I had looked over the
car with Keith Martin, an alleged expert on these
matters, and he deemed it to be a very good
example and reasonably priced. A subsequent
blurb he wrote in Auto Week showed a picture
of the car and said "well bought." I could now
resume sleeping at night.
Two years later at the Brooks auction at
Quail Lodge on August 29, 1999, where I was
selling a Jaguar D-type "shortnose" (chassis
#XKD 527), there was a 1973 Euro-spec
Daytona for sale. As luck would have it, the
Daytona was up first, so I didn't know what
the outcome would be on the D-type (i.e., if
I'd have cash burning a hole in my pocket or a
D-type to haul back home). The last bidder on
the Daytona dropped at $300K, so I couldn't
help but buy it for $354,500, including commission,
versus an estimate of $330K-$380K.
tools, no books and no top cover. I had the
books and the top cover was made for $1,500.
In addition, I purchased a set of Borrani 8s and
9s for $3,000 with the help of Peter Sweeney
at Forza motors (www.forza.weblobby.com ),
a set of deep-dish knockoffs for $760 from
Ted Weibel (email@example.com), and a set
At the Brooks sale, I also bought a gorgeous
English picnic basket, circa 1920, at the
request of my English wife. As it was too big
to carry on the flight home and too fragile to
check, I put it into the back of the Daytona
where it fit perfectly. I told my wife her basket
bad been carefully wrapped and was being
shipped home in a custom container. When it
arrived, I explained that I had to buy the car to
get the picnic basket home safely.
The car came with a replacement set of
1972 Corvette Coupe
Owner: Gary Law, Hornby Island, BC, Canada
Purchase price and date: $11,000, October, 1994
Mileage since purchase: 2,100
Work since purchase: paint, transmission, tires, stock radio, exhaust, shocks,
emblems, fuel pump, carburetor rebuild, gauges and interior
Our 'Vette is a Tuxedo Black coupe that is
a summer driver and is displayed in numerous
shows each year. This past year we took "Best
in Class," which was an unexpected treat.
However, our most enjoyment is once or twice
yearly finding a winding country road and enabling
the Corvette to do what it was built to
do. Thirty years after its birth, with little pro-
of Borrani 71/2s from Tom Shaughnessy (949/
366-6211) for $3,000. The car looks best to
me with 71/2" fronts and 8" rear. The 8s and 9s
combination is macho, but hardly subtle.
After a quick check-over by Vantage Motors
(Stamford, CT) and some local driving,
we registered for the Texas 1000 to be held in
November 2000. We had been on two of the
previous Vintage Rallies run by Rich and Jean
Taylor (www.vintagerallies.com ), the New England
1000 in May of 1999 in our 1970
Lamborghini Miura S (Editor Martin, also on
the N.E. 1000, kept asking how "Old Baldy"
was, referring, I hope, to the quickly disappearing
tread on the Miura's rear tires), and
the Amelia 1000 in March 2000 in our 1968
After displaying the 30+ cars in front of
the Alamo on Sunday, we set off Monday
morning in our Daytona Spyder for four wonderful
days of driving, each followed by a
lovely evening of good friends, good food and
tall stories. We also raised a considerable sum
for the Texas Hearing and Service Dogs
(www.servicedogs.org). Each of the four annual
rallies supports one or more charities,
hence helping others while enjoying ourselves.
The Daytona performed admirably, never
missing a beat. It proved a great choice to conquer
the open roads and was a delight to drive.
In one of the closest rallies we've ever participated
in, we finished tied for third with two
points. This was a considerable improvement
from the Amelia 1000, when we set the
Mangusta on fire and were six minutes late to
the last checkpoint, dropping from a tie for
first to nineteenth place.
The Daytona has earned a place as a
"keeper" in our collection. While I toyed with
holding on to the "cut" car as well (I hate to
sell cars), it now resides happily in Switzerland,
where I like to imagine it cruising, top
down, through the Alps.•
test, it is eager to respond in a manner that
masks its age (and mine).
Having owned several special-interest
automobiles, I have noted that our 'Vette produces
a response that others did not. That is,
the car brings out an immediate affiliation from
enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Both
young and old have a Corvette story to tell, be
it owning one, wanting one, or having known
somebody with one. It never ceases to amaze
us how this one marque solicits such an outpouring
of positive responses!
But time to close now, a winding road
awaits ... •
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1971 Intermeccanica Italia Roadster
Chassis number 50-420-414
It's an Italian chassis with some modified Ford bits, and
a steel body hand-formed in Turin. The Italia is a descendent
of the Griffith GT, whose chief engineer was a young engineering
graduate named Mark Donohue. When Donohue and Jack
Griffith couldn't make a go of it, Steve Wilder, Sports Car Illustrated
writer and MIT engineering graduate with honors, got Lee Holman of
Holman and Moody to do more development of a high-performance
Ital-American car, the Omega. This was followed by a few cars built
under the name Torino until Ford objected. The final flowering
occurred when Frank Reisner's Carrozzeria IM completely assembled
a few hundred Italias in Turin, with excellent quality control and with
the benefit of four years of engineering development.
Most early test reports were favorable. As David E. Davis said
about the Omega in Car and Driver in 1967, "Everything about the
design is clean. There's an expensive feeling of quality about the whole
vehicle, fit and finish are excellent. But enough
looking—what about driving? The driving is, quite
truthfully, a pure song, dyed in the wool, absolute
gas... 150 good hard miles and from our standpoint
the Omega was a complete success." Sports
Car Graphic said in 1970, "handling wasn't bad,
not too good, but not too bad... but it has the
potential to be the FoMoCo version of the 'Vette.
And it's a lot more exciting."
s Classic & Sports Car said in 1993: "The
Italia may be one of the most gorgeouslystyled
cars ever made, but you may never
have heard of it. The Italia is one of life's great
mysteries; it's an especially beautiful car. It
also looks curiously familiar.., a touch of the
Nembo Ferrari, or a NART Spyder, especially the grille. The
only identification is two small badges, on the flanks, that say
Carrozzeria IM and are adorned with rampant bull emblems.
What is it? A Lamborghini? Nope. What you're looking at is
a genuine Intermeccanica Italia."
So why this high price? Was it the Barrett-Jackson magic? Well, this
year's B-J event was a record breaker in many ways, with more bidders
than ever before, the highest sales—$27 million—in 11 years and a
closing rate of 83%. Of the 3,200 registered bidders, it was rumored that
200 had lines of credit of $1 million or better.
So the venue was right. The car was beautifully done as well, with
expensive Borrani wires, and a crowd gathered around it all week. The
attentive seller's agent was friendly and available, albeit somewhat vague
about any questions of originality or history.
The vehicle pictured here had a ground-up restoration
to a very high standard. The engine is
brand-new, with four Weber carbs. The interior is
black Connolly leather, stitched and piped in red,
and the car is fitted with a black Haartz canvas
Original price .... $6,450 in '68, $10,000 in '71
SCM Price Guide
(354 convertibles, 57 coupes)
Plate on firewall ledge
Under coil attaching bolt
Intermeccanica Owners Registry,
Tim Marriott 303/752-2301
Iso Grifo, Bizzarini,
top. Famous trumpeter Miles Davis once owned this stunning hybrid.
On January 19th, 2001, Barrett-Jackson sold this car for $48,600,
including buyer's premium. This price is 87% over SCM's Price Guide
high of $26,000. It's the highest price paid at auction for an Italia I've been
able to find. Close to the peak in 1991, B-J sold a 2891271hp version for
$44 ,000 . But in 1996, a very original Italia with 6,559 miles ,from the John
McCaw collection, didn't sell at an $18,000 high bid. And at Brooks's 2000
Hershey auction, a nicely restored Italia coupe went unsold at $24,000.
With its four downdraft Webers on a built 351 Cleveland, the engine
gladdens the heart of any hot-rodder. The Italia had excellent paint and
a new, if not to orig nal spec, black interior with red piping. Ignoring
originality (how many know or care what's correct
, anyway), it was a very attractive, deep
black, 95-point street rod with a genuine but
convoluted Italian pedigree. And as Craig Jackson
said this year, "Muscle cars are hot, but
street rods are even hotter." Perhaps the price
reflects the attraction of the combination of the
sinuous Italian styling and the brute-force
450 Ghia SS, Sunbeam Tiger
So for $49K, the new owner has a gorgeous,
solidly restored, good-handling street rod with a
genuine Italian chassis, body and provenance.
Chances are this price is not repeatable outside
Jackson's Scottsdale arena, but even at $30,000,
a well-done Italia offers eye-catching lines with tire-smoking American
power, a potent combination.—John Apen
Caveat lector: The author, a long-time Ferrari owner, just finished a
restoration on his 1971 Italia convertible, SIN 409, and is enjoying the
combination of Ferrari-esque styling coupled with $150 tune-ups (that
won't even buy you one of the two distributor caps needed for a 275 GTS)
to such a degree that the paragraphs above should not be construed as
dispassionate investment advice.•
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59 RECORD MONZA 850, running and
driving w/903, race prepared w/all Abarth
accessories, have all orig drivetrain, extra
parts, red w/beige int, complete restoration
$30,000. 515-981-9148. IA
66 BIZZARRINI, 5300 Strada, blk/blk,
alloy body, Webers, restored $115,000.
916-773-8109 PDT. CA
28 TYPE 35B, early English history, 1947
record holder, Club history, many Concours
awards including Best of Show and
1st in Class, currently in a museum, call for
info $450,000 firm. 310-457-7171. CA
37 TYPE 57 GRABER DHC, virtually
completely original $330,000. Vintage,
30 D8S, drophead by Chapron of Paris,
8-cyl sport chassis w/4-spd manual floor
shift, rear mounted spare, lovely original
coachwork, cosmetics are weak, runs strong
and quite, useable as is $149,000. Mark
Smith, Agent, 610-584-8800. FAX 610584-8872
39 D6, Figoni & Falaschi drophead, 1-off, 2
owners from new, exquisitely presented, the
only 3.0 litre D-6 ever produced, the only
Figoni D-6 ever produced, show winner, a
piece of history $375,000. Cosmopolitan
Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532
54 235 CHAPRON, blk w/red int, odometer
shows 80,000 km, won Pebble Beach
Concours in '82, looks and runs great
$125,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
52 FACEL, Custom bodied Monte Carlo
sunroof coupe, believed to be Paris show
car, many custom and unique features, in
storage over 35 yrs, comes with proper parts,
call for more info $57,500. Dlr, 7 14-9535303.
61 FACEL VEGA, Excellence, documented
interesting history, needs complete
restoration but is a complete car $17,500.
Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532 WA
61 FACEL VEGA, HK500, beautiful recent
restoration, onyx black lacquer w/new
red leather, very pretty $36,500. Hyman
Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340
31 521C TORPEDO TOURER, 1 of 6
built, rhd, dual sidemounts, trunk, side
curtains, good solid driver, older restoration,
includes extra eng and orig manuals,
asking $40,000 obo/make offer. 510-8844305.
FAX 510-351-8456 CA
59500, blue, rebuilt eng, new interior, top,
tires, wheels, brakes, shocks, body totally
repaired & repainted, excellent condition,
new rubber gaskets on all windows, needs
some electrical work $5,500. Sergio
deSouza, 630-820-8755. IL
60 JOLLY 600, this rare original Jolly
needs a full restoration, but does run $5,950.
Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO
66 1500 CONVERTIBLE, red, 4-cyl,
74,800 mi, new or recently repaired or replaced:
tires, wheels, brakes, exhaust, carb,
fuel line, gas tank, good top and chrome, no
cracked glass, good body, very nice driver
67 DINO COUPE, nice solid original car,
partially restored, most difficult parts replaced,
water pump, carbs, etc, needs paint,
clutch $5,950 OBO. 404-320-0008. GA
67 DINO COUPE, in storage since 1990
$4,250 OBO. Jim, 630-325-5034. IL
69 500 Autobianchi Berlina, in good condition,
2-cyl, a/c, runs and drives, new int,
very good paint, blue ext, complete car
$5,500. 905-856-7237. CANADA ON
72 AR-57 CAMPAGNOLO, ex-Italian
Army 4-wd Jeep, very heavy duty, deep
water equipped. excellent condition $6,000.
80 SPIDER, 5-spd, Mags, no rust, garaged,
great sound system $4,200. 631-928-4812.
81 124, silver, all original, fully sorted,
factory a/c, new top (hard and soft), very
nice driver $6,500. 908-527-6268. NJ
81 TURBO SPIDER, this is a new car, 373
original miles, blue, tan, perfect for collection
or driver $25,000. 804-758-3034. VA
57 DUAL GHIA CONV, Dodge D-500 315
V8, automatic, white, black top, blk/white
int, 1 of 99 built, very rare, older restoration,
still show quality $69,500. Car Exchange,
58 TS400 COUPE, not the common sedan,
very solid example of the existing 45-50,
parts car also available, call for details
$3,000 firm. 330-922-4977. OH
26 H6B CONV SEDAN, Derham body,
Hibbard & Darrin top, design never
touched, nearly complete, needs restoration
$100,000. 203-552-1420 days, CT. 914234-6758
72 A-5S PHAETON, restored $350,000..
FAX 973-539-3033 NJ
70 ITALIA CONVERTIBLE, rare front
badge car, very good unrestored condition,
40K mi, 302, new top, shocks, fresh paint
$29,900. 847-382-0861. IL
67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys,
excellent int, redone correctly, rust free, recent
paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL
72 CONVERTIBLE, yellow w/blk int,
very original car, same family owned since
'73, runs and drives excellent $17,950.
Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500.
FAX 718-545-1308 NY
67 MIURA, red/tan, S and AV upgrades
and Targa top by Bob Wallace, all records,
beautiful condition, exceptional performance,
low mileage $99,000 OBO. 410268-5033.
69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired
cond $22,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809
71 ESPADA, 20K mi, no rust, Miura
wheels, tools, beautiful car in green metallic,
complete history $29,500 firm. 860455-9030.
73 Series III, 28K mi, burgundy, outstanding
example, multiple trophy winner, needs
nothing $29,500. 413-467-9353. MA
73 ESPADA, 17K rig, 3rd owner, brown w/
It green int, complete history, tools, well
sorted, see pix: www.cfesta.com $29,000
OBO. Espada3@aol.com, 203-324-3219.
74 JARAMA S, cold factory air, 5-spd, pw
steering, burgundy metallic, tan leather,
29K mi, especially fine example, excellent
history $29,500. Dlr, 954-522-9900. FL
75 COUNTACH, Periscopo car #54, completely
dismantled for restoration after fire
damage, 4,900 orig km on odometer, was
metallic blue, eng turns over, good compression,
nothing is melted, body needs
dent repair, repaint, int restoration $35,000
BO. 603-661-0916. NH
76 URRACO P200, 66 were produced
$25,000. 512-922-1644. TX
78 SILHOUETTE, bright red, blk int, only
52 made, 26K miles, from a private collection
$45,000 OBO. Dlr, 407-339-3443.
FAX 407-834-4002 FL
84 COUNTACH 5000S, blk/blk, 8K mi,
books, records, very clean $78,000 offers.
85 JALPA, outstanding dark blue/tan, 17K
mi $34,500. 514-631-3390. CANADA QC
53 AURELIA B53S, 1-off Berlinetta by
Balboa, Nardi twin carb setup, mechanically
redone from stem to stem, needs paint,
vintage events $45,000. 323-656-7483.
FAX 323-654-8788 CA
56 AURELIA B-20 COUPE, an elegant
design w/all alloy V6 & transaxle driveline,
restored by Cappa in drk blue w/gray wool
int to GT spec, Meld alloy doors and hood,
sliding windows, twin Webers and buckets,
call for more details $56,500. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754
58 B-24 CONVERTIBLE, excellent older
restoration $60,000. 530-893-1633. FAX
58 CONVERTIBLE, red/tan top, like new,
VIN B241606 $70,000. 760-944-8444. CA
61 FLAMINIA CONVERTIBLE, silver/
red leather, new front subframe, 2500cc alum
V6, Touring Superleggera coachwork,
stored 1968-1998, good Pirellis, needs
top, seats, paint $9,500. 703-583-5015. VA
65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, silver blue
metallic w/red int, nearing completion of
high quality restoration $75,000. Cosmopolitan
Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532
65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, complete
running car, need full restoration $19,500.
530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA
66 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, restored,
perfect chassis, body & paint, most mechanical
components rebuilt or new, ong leather
seats & door panels documented restoration
$50,000. 803-507-1420. SC
76 SCORPION, 40K °rig mi, red, rare vehicle,
only produced two years, outstanding
condition throughout, 5-spd $7,900.
77 SCORPION, 61K, silver/red, new tires,
brakes, Koni shocks, Ansa exhaust, new
timing belt, glass, buttress model $6,000.
D1r, 914-949-0103 M-Sat 9-6. NY
70 MANGUSTA, 15K mi, incredible orig
cond, blk w/red int, a true survivor,
untampered, orig spare tire and alternator
belt $42,500. 402-731-1181 days. 402556-1498
58 3500 GT, red w/blk leather, very orig
car, runs and drives well $17,500.
Gullwing Motor Car, 718-545-0500. FAX
61 3500 GTi Touring Superleggera alum
body, 16" Borrani ww, 5-spd, rebuilt eng, 0
mi, new exhaust, new tires, 35K km, silver/
red $17,000 Dlr. 914-949-0103 M-Sat 96.
63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue,
carmel leather, 5-spd, wire wheels, immaculate
$75,000. 713-794-3368 days. 713526-8990
71 GHIBLI SS COUPE, brown metallic,
white leather, ps, a/c, high end stereo, immaculate
$42,500 trades considered. 713794-3368
day. 713-526-8990 eves. TX
72 GHIBLI SS COUPE, 5-spd, blk/tan,
24K orig mi, superb mechanical cond, good
paint, good original tan int, great driver,
lots invested $37,500. Mr Harris, 914-6310090.
73 BORA, 4.9L, blk/tan, 7,800 mi, all
manuals, papers, tools, untouched original
car, simply the best $38,000. 412-4271031.
74 BORA, red/tan, 23K, recent major service,
new Euro exhaust, looks and runs
great $35,000 firm. 219-273-1142. IN
78 KYALAMI, red/blk, 51K mi, 5-spd, fast,
rare and classy $16,500. 201-567-7224. NJ
80 MERAK SS, dark red/tan, only 11K mi,
nice cond $19,000. 310-274-7440. FAX
67404 CONVERTIBLE, immaculate condition,
two tops, floor shift, fuel injected
rebuilt engine $16,500 OBO. Jim, 708-2882588.
52 DAINA GS ALLOY COUPE, by Sti
Farina, bare metal, complete, correct and
straight, all vintage events eligible
$18,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-6548788
52 GRAN SPORT ROADSTER, twin
Webers, completely restored, original motor
$58,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
51 8 ROADSTER, Ferrari style alloy body
by Farina, Mille Miglia eligible $7,000.
23, Special 2-seat roadster with
Figoni attributes, all disappearing top, drk
blue w/gray leather, 4 liter, Wilson preselector,
wires, wood trim, excellent condition
in all respects $195,000. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754
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28 BUGATTI TYPE 35B, chassis #37371,
eng #43239, complete history of all owners
since factory delivered, Prescott lady's
record holder, 1947, many Concours
awards, excellent cond, fresh roller, extensive
ABC history $450,000 firm. 3 10-4577171.
31 DUESENBERG, Indy racer, 260 ci,
Straight 8, overhead cam, 210 hp, entered
1931 Indianapolis 500 qualifications as a
United Cab Special, driven by Dusty
Farhnow $150,000. Mark, Vintage Sales,
46 VOLPINI 1100 SPORT, a true little
jewel of a sports car in beautiful condition
and ready for any event, ran in 88 &
89 Mille Miglia, eligible for CSRG, HMSA
and all other events/tours $79,500. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754
48 CISITALIA 202SC, coupe, red w/tan
leather, tubular chassis, alloy body, 1100cc
dry sump motor, fully restored, Mille eligible
or any similar event $95,000. Alex
Finigan, 978-768-6092. MA
52 STANGUELLINI, Fiat 1100S Sport
Barchetta, breathtaking alloy coachwork,
similar to Maserati A6GCS, twin Webers,
alloy sump, wires, the perfect event car, recently
shown at Monterey and Santa Barbara
Concours $65,000 trades. 805-9692787.
53 JAGUAR, the 120, SVRA logbook, 3.4
engine, HD8 carbs, disc brakes, call for more
info, car parts, 24' enclosed trailer $30,000.
53 LANCIA AURELIA B53S, 1-off
Berlinetta by Balboa, chassis & eng #s avail,
Nardi twin carb setup, mechanically redone
from stem to stern, needs paint $45,000.
323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA
53 NASH-HEALEY ROADSTER, yellow/blk,
3-spd o/d, proper wire wheel caps,
LeMans specs, 6-cyl motor, superb rust-free
TX car, older show quality restoration
$47,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133.
FAX 914-997-9136 NY
54 SIATA DAINA GS, alloy coupe by Sti
Farina, complete, straight, stripped to bare
alloy, all vintage eligible, needs restoration
$18,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323654-8788
58 DEUTSCH-BONNET, HBR5, chassis
#993, w/optional large Alfin brakes, good
running engine, needs some TLC $12,500.
59 JAGUAR PREDATOR, D-type torsion
bar front suspension, E-type rear, T-5
trans, 3.8 eng w/tri-Webers, only eligible
HSR D-type replica out there $35,000. Paul
Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
59 LOTUS 18 FORMULA JR, black
w/gold striping, FL papers, log book,
Judge's Choice award at Mitty in '99, extensive
history, concours cond $34,800.
630-232-7473 9am-5pmCDT. IL
60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 Mk I race car,
has been raced at Roebling Road, Sebring,
Daytona Intl Speedway and many more,
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60 PORSCHE 356, full race prepared and
maintained by Ecurie Engineering, red w/
yellow, nearly fresh engine. HSR/VSCDA
history, no disappointments $37,000. 847945-2514.
61 ALFA, Giulietta Spyder, 1300cc engine,
excellent race ready cond, very competitive
Group 1 race car, fully sorted $13,000. Paul
Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
61 LOTUS 20B FORMULA JR, total restoration,
fresh steel motor, Carillos, etc, new
Wobbley wheels, front disc, SVRA and
SCCA logbooks, fast and fun, authentic
and gorgeous $42,000 OBO. 954-9203303.
62 ABARTH, Simca Roundtail, 1300, finished
14th at LeMans '62, restoration 8085%
complete, done to Pebble Beach standards
$90,000. 618-222-1122. IL
62 PORSCHE 356 COUPE, fresh all steel
912 engine, close ratio trans, very fast and
competitive $29,900. Paul Lane, 203-3776745.
63 CORVETTE COUPE, rebodied as
Grand Sport #003 (race #2), 427 L88 big
block, 630 hp, 5-spd, bonsai blue, white
stripes, Corvette title, not a kit, 39 miles on
odometer $135,000 OBO, may trade. 619390-9080.
67 MATRA JET 6, won class at Sebring in
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$16,600. 248-723-9592 eves. MI
69 CORVETTE, race car, just finished, best
of everything, fastest SVRA legal Group 6
car $79,900. 950-875-4700. CANADA ON
69 CORVETTE GREENWOOD, customer
car #010, Bob Riley designed rigid
chassis, 427, Minilites, SVRA group 6 logbook
$50,000. 610-964-8085. PA
69 CORVETTE L-88, 6-yr Trans-Am history,
raced in vintage last 8 yrs, 25+ wins,
800 hp, big block, dry sump, full cage roadster,
fresh motor, trans, rear brakes, tons of
spares, SVRA, HSR $60,000. 610-9719963.
76 FERRARI 308 GTB, Paul Newman's
Budweiser Racing Team Ferrari, cover and
test car Dec 1976 R&T, fully restored in Bud
red, white & blue, documentation, interesting
history, call for details $85,000 possible
trades. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555.
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84 PORSCHE 953 RALLY CA, original
Rothman's factory car, 2nd in 84 Paris/
Dakar, driven by Jackie Ickx and Claude
Brasseur, 300 hp, 3.2 litre six $185,000.
Mark, Vintage Sales, 303-456-0041. CO
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Corvettes at Carlisle 2000
The Full History of the Race
and Production Cars
Authors: Clauspeter Becker, Malte Jurgens,
with photos by Peter Vann
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
Size: 10" x 12" hardbound, 162 pages
Rating: Turbo owners:
Casual enthusiasts: *73-**
BRIAN .BA ■
Morgan is unique, not only among motor
car companies, but in all of industry. It has
remained independent and has functioned as a
cottage industry rather than attempting to
compete with larger manufacturers. Highly
skilled craftsmen and low production have allowed
it to remain flexible during uncertain
times and it has maintained a level of profitability
that is the envy of other auto makers. It
has never had a strike and Charles Morgan
states "the company is not afraid to be oldfashioned."
AUGUST 25 - 27
CARLISLE PA FAIRGROUNDS
Imagine having 50,000 people, along with
a swap meet, auction, car show, beauty contest,
parade, fashion show, raffle and automotive
circus, in your living room.
Brian Laban takes us from the inception of
the company that Henry Frederick Stanley
(HFS) Morgan founded over 90 years ago as a
garage in Malvern Link to the introduction of
the Aero 8, which his grandson Charles presented
at the Geneva Auto Show in February
2000. The famed three-wheeler that HFS designed,
the Morgan Plus 4, the Plus 8 and the
first new Morgan design in over thirty years,
the Aero 8, are all discussed.
The designs offered by Morgan have had
amazing longevity. The three-wheeler, which
won the French Cyclecar Grand Prix in 1913,
had a production run of 26 years. The Plus 4
was introduced in 1936 and continued in production
until 2000. The Plus 8, introduced in
1968, is still available.
Laban, with access to the family archives,
provides insight into the philosophies that
have guided this unique company. The detail
is overwhelming for the casual reader, but if
there is a glimmer of interest in how a small
company can maintain its independence and
prosper in a turbulent business world, then
this book deserves your attention. And if you
are a Morgan enthusiast, this book should be
in your library.—Carl Bomstead
The highlight of this year's video lies in the
description and footage of nine concept Corvettes,
which were assembled at the same venue
for the first time in their history. From the
1959 CERV I to the '61 Mako Shark and '73
Aerovette, each of these one-offs gets a brief
rundown. While footage of each car holds the
eye, little-known facts are recited, such as the
$16.5m research/design/production cost of the
CERV III and John DeLorean's involvement
with the 1971 Reynolds Aluminum Corvette.
The tape also dedicates a few moments to
the Cut-Away Corvette—a 1964 Sting Ray
chopped down the middle, revealing the inner
workings of the American icon. The body is
then lifted, allowing for a close-in inspection
of how each and every part of the car works.
This presentation would be impossible to
match in a print-only presentation.
Corvette fans will find this video entertaining
and, if you can't get to Carlisle, this is
definitely the next best thing to being there.
That's exactly what the "Corvettes at
Carlisle 2000" video does. It takes you on a
tour of the 81-acre fairground and the festivities
centered around GM's crown jewel, the
Corvette. This is the third tape of Corvettes at
Carlisle produced by Olegna Productions, and
they do a fine job of showing the breadth and
scope of the spectacle.
This is that
rare book that
has it all: beautiful
just the right
amount of historical
to make it
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all come alive. For anyone interested in how
Porsche, long famous for its small-bore engine
technology, finally made it into the megahorsepower
leagues, this book tells the story,
and in brilliant style.
Starting with the invention of turbocharging
in 1905, the book quickly swings into the turbo
years with Porsche, starting with the Can Am
cars in the early and mid-1970s and the 2.1
RSR Turbo based on a 911 body and chassis.
The road cars came next and three period road
tests are presented of the 1975 and 1976 models.
I am generally not a fan of rehashed road
tests, but these are beautifully laid out and fit
well as an introduction to the first Turbos mere
mortals could drive.
The 934 race car is given a chapter, as is the
marvelous 959 street machine, with highly
detailed photos and excellent narrative. A chapter
brings the road cars all the way to 1993, the
twentieth year of the 911 Turbo. Three generations
of racing engines are reviewed in good
detail, the air-cooled 934 powerplants, the 956
with its unique water-cooled heads and the
fully water-cooled GT 1 of 1998.
The final group of chapters introduce the
managers at Porsche who engineered the latest
996 Twin Turbo, and give a thorough look at
the aerodynamics, the rigorous testing program
and the electronic stability management system
of the latest effort.
Altogether an impressive and fully up-todate
book, destined to be a classic, that belongs
on the shelf of any Porsche enthusiast.
Sports Car Market
Vintage RallyL CALENDAR
La Carrera Nevada, 6-9. Stateline, Nevada.
A tribute to the Mexican Road Race
of 1950-54. European and American cars
in proper original specification, 1954 and
earlier. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
9th Annual BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar
Rally, 7-10. Cars 25 years or older
are desired, but exceptions may be made for
late models in the spirit of the event. Contact:
206/323-0624 (WA); seacpn@
The Double 500,23. Charitable event. One
day, 500 km event for cars valued at not more
than $500. Donate your car at the end of the
event. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
MTFCA Regional Tour, 25-29. The
Long Beach Model-T Club, Catalina Island,
California. The tour is limited to the
first 50 cars. Contact: Tony Bowker, 619/
International Maserati Classic Rally,
28-July 1. The German Maserati Club is
organizing this rally through the countryside
surrounding Berlin. Contact: Walter
Baumer, 51 Tiergarten St., 40237, Dusseldorf,
Germany; (011) 4-49 211 683730
4th Triple M Only Rally Luxembourg,
5-8. Contact Jos Wantz, 41 rue de la Paix,
Petange, L-4770, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg,
Fax: 1352 65 01 57.
28th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile
Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327SECA
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 19.
Contact: P.O. Box 1288, Carmel Valley,
CA 93924; 831/659-1822; info@pebble
The Mille Autunno, 13-16. Cars 25 years
or older. Shorter than the California Mille.
Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
World Cup Rally 2001,29-October 26.
London to the Himalayas, 1.4- and 1.7liter
cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip
Young, firstname.lastname@example.org ;
The Cannonball Baker Classic, 29October
6. 8-day two-lane road adventure
from Sarasota Springs, NY to San Francisco,
CA. '79 or earlier. Martin Swig, 415/
Forza Mille V12, 30-October 5. Open to
any Ferrari or any V12 of any year. Contact:
Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069;
www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)
The Melbourne Mille, 16-2L Australia.
For the first four or five American entrants.
Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA)
Mil Minas, 30-November 4. Argentina.
Possible new route, farther north. Definitely
a must do. Martin Swig, 415/
4th Annual Texas 1000, 4-9. Pre-1975
sports, racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered
(interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar,
Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CS X
4000, among others) sports car of any year.
Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069;
www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)•
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GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES!
Plus special Ferrari 250 GT reunion!
FORZA MILLE V-12 September 29 - October 5, 2001
6th annual 6 day/1000 mile TSD rally.
Starts in Portland, Maine. Saturday: Party on the overnight ferry to gor-
geous Nova Scotia. Drive spectacular winding sea -side roads. Visit historic
Louisbourgh Restoration. Enjoy autumn foliage, gracious dining, grand hotels
and great new friends! Return on the high-speed catamaran, with overnights
in Bar Harbor and Freeport, Maine. See article in Departures, May/June, 2000.
Open to any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year.
Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $4495. per couple, all-inclusive.
TEXAS 1000 November 4 - 9, 2001
4th annual 5 day/1000 mile TSD rally
Through the historic and lovely Texas Hill Country. Drive
incredible winding country roads. View beautiful canyons, rocky
streams, live oaks and golden pastures, picturesque Victorian towns and
exotic wildlife. Enjoy gracious Texas hospitality and fine dining, plus unique
gifts and prizes. See article in Auto Week, January 4, 1999.
Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car or any Fordpowered
performance car of any year (Jaguar, Aston, Panoz, Shelby, etc.).
Texas Hill (60.0tell!
Presented by Ford Motor Company. $3995. per couple, all-inclusive.
FORZA AMELIA: March 10-15, 2002
NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 19-24, 2002
FORZA MILLE: September 29-October 4, 2002
TEXAS 1000: November 3-8, 2002
To enter or be added to
our mailing list call or write :
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Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069
800-645-6069, fax: 860-364-5899
r The Twenty Year
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1964-65 Porsche 356C SC, 1967-68 Porsche 911S, 1972-73 Porsche 911S
I. 1964-65 Porsche 356C SC
(Prices for cars in excellent condition.
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0 1972-73 Porsche 911S
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Say Buford, I thought them hood
"hornyments" went on the front of your ve-hicle!—Michael
Glauberman, Huntingdon Valley,
Auction hazards!—Derek Durst, Newport, RI
Cleverly disguised 2003 Ford Moose en route
to Mercedes Avoidance testing.—Brian Berg,
Ford's last-ditch effort to finish off the Dodge
When it's time to bring in "Old Horny" for
his annual shots, Bob is always glad he spent the
extra dough for the optional long-bed elk rack.—
Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA
The ultimate fate of this bull elk is to become
the hood ornament on a Hummer.—John
King, Libertyville, IL
This hand-carved wooden "garden ornament"
is on its way to "Spruce Cove," a cottage on the
coast of Maine. At least one startled guest this
summer will demolish his newly restored Porsche
Speedster on the way up the tree-lined driveway!—Dodge
Olmsted, Alexandria, VA
The ornament goes on the hood, stupid!
—Walter Scott, Paget, Bermuda
While he always enjoyed a "boys night out"
with old Donder, Santa truly dreaded the long
ride home.—Tom Horvat, Sharpsburg, GA
Ram.—Jim and Jeany Cohoe, Lake, MI
Wrong, wrong, wrong! Large or small, the
mascot always goes on the front!—Barry
Cooney, Escondido, CA
The poor Democrats have to get by with
those little mini pickups and "Honk if You're
Horny" bumper stickers.—Ed Pasini,
Lots of dads like to load up their pickups
with snow in the mountains and take it to the
kids in the flatlands, but Mooch isn't like most
dads.—Chic Gast, Sonoma, CA
Well, I sort of figured if they can strap the
space shuttle onto a 747 and fly it back to Florida,
I could strap the moose onto my truck and get at
least as far as Kansas City. Maybe even Daytona
Beach.—John Dickinson, Mill Valley, CA
We are real sportsmen. Instead of killing elk
and parading them around town on the front of
our trucks, we hunt them with drug-laced blow
dart guns. We strap them in the backs of our
trucks and parade them through town, thrashing
about in the bed. The tricky part is letting them
go.—David K. Parish, Burns, TN
'64-65 356C Sc
The neighbors were beginning to wonder if
Thurston's hobby of collecting rare and classic
automotive hood ornaments was becoming obsessive.—John
Rogers, Plano, Texas
Dodge Motor Company apologizes to owners
of its Ram pickups for any difficulties they may
have experienced during the recent bull moose
mating season.—Biff Behr, Bloomingdale, IL
So you guys at SCM actually think that a
"Franklin Mint" miniature pickup truck with a
bronze elk on the back is going to give me
something to write about?—Bob Lynn,
After realizing that their current line of
super-sized SUVs were getting small, Ford unveiled
the actual-size hood ornament for their
new super-duper sized SUVs. After realizing that
the "fright pig" slogan is used by SCM, they
upped the ante by using a "fright moose." P.S.
the moose's name is Skippy.—Kevin Borden,
Kendall Park, NJ
After reading "Four Wheeled Conundrums"
(April 2001) and then turning the page to see
the "Mystery Photo" I would have to amend
Mr. Koch's ending sentence to say "All is not
completely right with the world."—Chris R.
Henry, Michigan City, IN
And the winners of a sure-to-be-collectible
1118 scale model from USAppraisals, in a dead
heat this month, are Barry Cooney for helping
to set the record straight about mascot location,
and David Parish for his politically correct
interpretation of moose season today.—ED.•
Sports Car Market
1967 Camaro RS/SS
$3,000 then, $25,000 soon.
n April 1964, Ford
started the pony
car era. It set sales
records that have
yet to be broken and
caught the powers-thatbe
at General Motors
completely off guard, as
they had nothing in their line-up that could compete.
A contingent within Chevrolet wanted to counter with a modified
Chevy II but saner heads prevailed and the Panther Project, later named
the Camaro, was initiated. Introduced a little over two years after the
Mustang launch, the Camaro, and its stablemate, the Pontiac Firebird,
had Coke-bottle styling with a cleaner look than its rivals. The standard
engine was an OHV six-cylinder, but most buyers picked one of the 14
Grease & Hain
The buyer of an early Camaro was faced with a long list of choices.
Following the lead of the Mustang, the Camaro buyer could select "one
from column A and two from column B" and by the time he was done,
the price could soar far beyond the base MSRP.
The SS and RS designations were options and not separate models.
The SS L48 option (SS), at a cost of $210.60, gave the buyer the TurboFire
350-cubic-inch engine, heavy-duty suspension, a custom hood,
blacked-out rear panel and SS striping. SS badges were everywhere,
including the gas filler cap and the center of the blacked-out grille.
The Rally Sport (RS) package was only $105.35 and provided appearance
options that included side moldings, electrically operated headlights,
a special grille and black-painted taillight bezels. The RS emblems
were on the grille, gas cap, and front quarter panels. If you ordered both
packages, the RS badges were not added.
The 327 convertible had a base price of $2,809 but by the time the
SS/RS options, a radio, whitewalls, power windows and a few more
goodies were added, the price was close to $4,000. Less than 20% of the
Camaro production was ordered with the SS option but, with clones
now abundant, finding one so badged in decent condition is not difficult.
What is difficult is finding a good "real one." The SS/RS designations
were options so the VIN won't help and, even if it has a 350-ci engine, that
is no guarantee it started life as an SS. Short of having the original build
sheet, one test is to check for monoleaf rear springs and a traction bar on
the right rear, equipment only offered with the SS option.
There's no real downside to buying a "clone" or "badger," i.e., a car
built into RS/SS specs—so long as you don't pay a premium for the
fake. If you can't get every bit of documentation required, treat the car
as a clone and make your offer accordingly. Remember, you're going to
want to sell this car someday and, if you don't have all the right
paperwork, buyers will
ask the same questions
Original price (RS/SS)
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Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird
RS/SS Camaro convertibles
continue to be
strong at auction and we
expect good examples,
especially ones with
documentation, to hit
$25,000 by this summer,
with clones about
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utomotive potpourri would
be an apt summation of this
month's reviews. For a moment,
we leave behind the million
dollar cars and take a look
at the other side of the market,
the $10,000 MGAs and $20,000 190SLs.
We're seeing that even at the lower end
buyers are stepping up for good cars and paying
far above retail for properly and attractively
restored examples. Witness the $25,000
that B&B got for a 1941 Ford pickup in
Geneva, or the $22,000 that Spectrum hauled
in for a 1973 Citroen SM in Palm Springs.
No one would say these cars are in any
"flavor of the month club," but they represented
some buyer's dream car, and he was
willing to pay what it took to get them.
At the same time, even purchasers for such
oddities as VW buses are shunning uneven restorations,
preferring to wait for nicely-done
cars. The collecting hobby is moving quickly
from the era of buying projects to one of wanting
cars that can be enjoyed immediately.
It's been entertaining to watch the bottom
of the Porsche market search for stability.
Conventional wisdom states that 924/928/944/
964s will never be collectible, no matter how
prodigious their performance, and their constantly
declining prices seem to confirm this.
But who would have thought 914 prices
would continue to rise? It's no longer a surprise
to see a decent example go for $6,000.
Meanwhile, some 911s (admittedly, they tend
to be pretty shaggy) struggle to sell at $7,000.
And while we don't have any 912s in this
issue, we've watched them sell for nearly
$10,000, even with the wrong seats and incorrect
We've always been a fan of the iconoclastic
914s, and thought it unfortunate that Porsche
abandoned their mid-engined experiment
so quickly. But we never thought we'd see
their prices pass those of some of their thoroughbred,
ack Barclay Showroom
iI Nine Elms, London, England
March 26, 2001
Auctioneer: Christian Phillipsen
Number of automotive lots: 37
Number of automotive lots sold: 20
Sale rate: 54%
Sale total: $3,124,541
High: Lot #62, 1960 Maserati Tipo 60
Birdcage 2.0-liter two-seat sports racer
sold at $2,050,263, including premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
17.5% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter.
The big-bucks car this month is the staggeringly
original Maserati Birdcage that
Christie's hammered sold for $2m. The skyrocketing
values of unrestored cars will only
accelerate with the announcement of a new
class at Pebble Beach for cars in original condition.
Pity the poor restorers who have made a
career out of creating instant patina for fresh
restorations, as the collector world begins to
turn its back on their visual puffery.
In our opinion, the emphasis on originality
has been too long coming, and we welcome it
SCM 1 6 Scale Condition Rating
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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition
that is probably only good for parts.
Report by Richard Hudson-Evans
Market opinions in italics
his was another of the regular
compact sales held by the UK
branch of Christie' s International
within their London home of the
Jack Barclay Rolls-Royce showroom
at Nine Elms. Although the
stats highlight that buyers were only forthcoming
for just over half of the stock, Rupert Banner
and team did sell two out of three of their big
number motors, with an unrestored Birdcage
Maserati Tipo 60 2-liter sports racer raising
$2,050,263 and a cosmetically distressed,
though still largely original Letourner et
Marchand-bodied 1939 Bugatti 57C drophead
yellow panels/black. RHD. Odo: 11,114 miles.
Extraordinary time machine with carriagestyle
accommodation for rear passengers. Said
to be all complete and with much patina. Very
lumpy front seat squab in need of re-stuffing.
Judging by plaques on dash, heavily evented.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,966. Disappointed
in close-up, though it is the only surviving 25hp
Wolseley-Siddeley known to VCC and
Wolseley Register. Obviously, a car with a very
#31-1913 HILLMAN 9HP Two-seater
Tourer. S/N 242. Red with black wings. RHD.
#66-1906 WOLSELEY-SIDDELEY 25HP
Three-Quarter Landaulette. Body by
Victoria Carriage Works. S/N 2202. Black with
The Birdcage really was quite extraordinary
in that it had not been messed with since it had
clocked up a string of well-charted results in
Italy during the 1960-63 seasons. It was presented
exactly as raced for the last time in 1964—
and complete with minor dents and cracks to its
original, faded paint. Curiously, the non-works
dashboard top panels concealing the spaceframe
tubing in the cockpit area were the only
deviation from standard specs.
To find one early E-type in a public auction
in the UK is unusual these days. However,
having two "flat-floor" roadsters cross
the block in one evening made this a milestone
occasion for Jag enthusiasts. The 35th righthand
drive 3.8 roadster built, expensively restored
by Mill Lane Engineering in 1989—but
not that well looked after since—made a midestimate
$80,652, while the sale of the 192nd
left-hooker, which had been not quite so well
restored in Belgium in the early 1990s, was
abandoned at $31,460.
It was the two big-bucks results, however,
that were largely responsible for the bullishlooking
sale total after what was only a short
time ago. Chassis and body refurbished. Paint
sound. Trim and hood renewed. Windshield
pillars poor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,552.
Cheap for a Cowley, but did require finishing.
Sports Car Marke
Cosmetics had gone off since 1975 restoration.
At least lots of brass to polish. Quirky
acetylene headlamps and oil-fired sidelights.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,725. Eligible
for VCC rallies and VSCC Light Section events.
Could have been sold without regret.
#30-1927 MORRIS COWLEY 11.9HP
Two-seater Tourer. Blue/black. RHD. Odo:
8,876 miles. Restoration abandoned some
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#41-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP
PHANTOM I SIMPLEX All-Weather
Tourer. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N 41NC.
Ivory with blue wings/blue. RHD. Odo:
somebody thought it worth paying mid-estimate
money. Chocks away. Vroom, vroom! Much
cheaper to buy a prepared car like this than to
do one yourself
6,851 miles. In storage for last 14 years. Restored—but
not completed—before that. Well
painted, though now with touched-in chips to
fender edges. Replicated inlay on wood partition
very Indian. Lovely pair of Stephen Grebel
headlamps. Hood locks among missing details.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,611. First owned by
Maharajah of Dinajpur and, though requiring
finishing, worth mid-estimate paid.
#29-1934 AUSTIN 10HP Sedan. S/N
42194. Black/brown. RHD. Odo: 4,995 miles.
#65-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 Coupe. S/N
S680002. British Racing Green/sage green.
Odo: 96,937 miles. C-type head, disc brakes,
SOLD AT $35,250. China adventure and recent
PJ Fischer servicing indicated sound health
and helped it to top estimate result.
#47-1960 MGA Race Roadster. S/N
GHN88989. Velvet blue/black. RHD. Odo:
macho leather hood strap and a pair of Lucas
"flame-throwers"—the XK spec to have. Even
though restored 15 years ago, excellent paint
and brightwork. Cosmetically, only marked
down due to surface cracking to woodwork.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,285. Deserving of
top estimate price paid. Nice FHCs continue to
bring surprising money.
Very rusty with dull brightwork. Original
leather interior sound. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $3,146. In storage for years and unloved
#45-1937 BENTLEY 41/4 Drophead. Body
by Park Ward. S/N B29H/vI. Black/black. RHD.
Odo: 48,998 miles. Discovered in 1999,
having been off the road since 1966. Apparently,
complete and running. Scabs galore outside
and lots of cracked leather inside. Cond:
4+. NOT SOLD AT $40,040. Even for $16,000
below its reserve, this project was deemed to be
an uneconomic restoration proposition.
#43-1949 JAGUAR XK 120 Rally Road-
ster. S/N 1648. Red/black. Odo: 59,953 miles.
Ex-US Jag that returned to Europe in 1978 for
transformation into current racy-looking, retroeventer.
Appears to have been actively
campaigned up to 5 years ago. Resto now mellowed.
Aero screens only, so goggles and
flying jackets required. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$30,245. Not everybody's XK, this, but clearly
pagne leather. RHD. Odo: 62,092 miles. 1953
Paris Salon exhibit. Original mileage and only
two owners. Interior divider. Stored since 1974
with good chrome, having been protected by
grease. Badly chipped paint from ledges on all
door tops. Interior and fittings all present and
correct. Tool kit intact. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$33,605. Nice history, interesting car, hence
spirited bidding until high estimate result. Proceeds
going to charity helped performance.
#51-1956 BENTLEY SI CONTINENTAL
Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N BC36BG.
Shell gray/red. RHD. Odo: 52,538 miles. Last
mechanically overhauled and repainted in US
1990, since when rallied from UK to China.
Evidence of freshly done light cosmetic
makeover. Front seats poorly retrimmed at
some time, rear leather original. Cond: 1-.
driven by Bob Stillwell. Originally 2.5-liter Coventry
Climax powered, now 2.7 unit fitted. Very
sharp cosmetically and seemingly on-button for
more Historic racing in US. Fuel cell inside original
tank casing and modem roll cage removable.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $85,800. Historic
Cooper and race-ready—but nobody here was
prepared to pay the $128,700 required.
#38-1961 JAGUAR XKE SI 3.8 Roadster.
S/N 875192. Dark green/black. Odo: 19,214
#36-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
WRAITH Touring Limousine. Body by
James Young. S/N BLW43. Mulberry/cham-
13,502 miles. Incorrect MOB 1.8 engine. Very
orange peely. Interior not helped by pair of
inappropriate seats from local goody shop.
Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,160. Being
catalogued "Without Reserve" and reserved
by vendor before auction ensured this nonperiod
one-off was a non-seller. Vendor loves
this car just a little too much.
#35-1961 COOPER T53 GP Racing
Single-Seater. S/N F1-5-61. Dark green/black.
Good period competition history in Australia,
km. Flat-floor car with matching numbers
showing it was 192nd LHD built. Last restored
Sala AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON
with original panels early 1990s. Moss box
synchros required attention, they said. All
straight and retailable. One corner of windshield
milky. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $31,460.
Not early enough, not nice enough, and not
sold. LHD flat-floors never make as much as
rarer RHD ones in the UK.
#63-1961 JAGUAR XKE SI 3.8 Roadster.
S/N 850035. Carmen red/black. RHD. Odo:
8,225 miles. 35th from photographed first batch
jor restoration (though now nearly in need of
one), hence mid-estimate result. Handsome
cars, really, and when in good tune, hugely
capable for high-speed touring.
#69-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE
Coupe. S/N DB63515R. Silver gray/
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auction did this one-off, modified competition
C no favors. High bid could have been
accepted without regret.
#32-1925 DELAGE 14-40 TORPEDO
Tourer. Body by Chavet. S/N 24615. Primer/
of 503.8 roadsters to leave Browns Lane works.
Expensively Mill Lane Engineering restored in
1989 and only 825 miles since. Top fabric illfitting.
Once-detailed engine bay could have done
with good valet. Laminated windshield corner
milky. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $80,652. In 40th
anniversary year, this very early and RHD Etype
roadster achieved mid-estimate. UK specialist
is asking $40,000 more for another flatfloor
minter, also from first batch; this price is
probably more realistic.
#50-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III
Sports. S/N HBJ8L37678. British Racing
Green/black. Odo: 29,308 miles. Earlier resto-
black. RHD. Odo: 937 miles. Nice paint and
under-hood presentation particularly impressive
following 1995 work. Interior detailing
disappointed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,645.
Vantage-spec motor, but shame about automatic
shift, which is unpopular in this RHD
market and may have been responsible for it
only just getting away. Might have brought
double with a 5-speed and interior detail (at
least in the DB6-crazed US).
#42-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE
Coupe. S/N DB63581R. Maroon/black.
no trim. RHD. New fenders and evidence of
ash frame renewal. Plating on radiator and
lamps completely dull. Interior very distressed
with horse hair sprouting out of what was left.
Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $18,590. No wonder—and
they wanted more!
#67-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Drophead.
Body by Letourner & Marchand. S/N 57809.
ration though paint and brightwork still generally
sound—apart from windshield surround,
which was in need of replating. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $27,723. Low-estimated at $20,000
to attract bids, which it did until gavel fall at
current mid-retail here for Mk III.
#33-1965 AC 428 Convertible. Body by
Frua. S/N CF16. Primrose yellow/black. RHD.
Odo: 35,675 miles. One of only 50 such
RHD. Odo: 5,856 miles. Converted from auto
to ZF 5-speed manual, and engine bored out to
4.2 and uprated to Vantage-spec 1996. Repainted
1997, some scratches. Door jambs and
scuff plates shabby. Interior original and well
worn. Chrome wires and fender chrome poor.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $27,170. Much used
and non-original—and never likely to pull the
$40K required for a sale. Collectors will step
up for perfect cars, but are smart enough to
run from scruffy dogs like this.
#46-1969 MGC Coupe. S/N 16426G. British
Racing Green/black. RHD. Odo: 26,733
Black over yellow/black. RHD. Odo: 82,496
km. Vendor owned for past 30 years. Paint
flaking from door bottoms. Worn but completely
original seats. Top fabric very sad. Stunning
looker and ripe for sympathetic makeover
in time for some top concours awards. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $430,073. Such beauties come
up for auction rarely and this one, which offered
so much potential for concours success,
rewarded vendor and auction house with midestimate
petformance. Will certainly be appearing
freshly restored at a concours near you.
#37-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Roadster. S/N 7502855. Eng. #7502850. Silver/red.
Silver hard top. Odo: 56,847 km. Bubbly
paint on driver's side A-pillar. Windshield
supercars with Turin-built bodies. Vendor
owned for past 29 years. Thick repaint much
chipped. Fender chrome scabby. Original
leather cracked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,564.
Rare low mileage and never subjected to ma-
miles. Orange peely paint. Speed-distressed
front panel. Stripped-out interior, fender flares.
Appalling green wire wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $12,870. Cataloged "Without Reserve"
and then reserved by vendor before
scratched and surround in need of replating.
Interior original and still presentable. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $20,163. Rather average example
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really but, offered "Without Reserve," it generated
near low estimate price. The right money
for a driver.
#49-1970 PORSCHE 2.7 RS CARRERA
REPLICA Coupe. Body by Francis Tuthill.
S/N 911021111. Gulf blue/black. Odo: 4,124
miles. Very chipped front panel. B-pillars and
ing to several major collections and gaining
much retro event exposure. Reserve was too
ambitious for it to sell here, though.
#62-1960 MASERATI TIPO 60 BIRDCAGE
Sports Racer. S/N 2460. Red/blue cloth.
RHD. First production 2-liter Birdcage. Lovely
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Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,006. Best MistralI've
seen. Mid-estimate result for another great
Maser. Stylish cars hampered by their continued
reliance on the venerable Maser straight
6. Too bad they never shoe-horned the V8 into
#52-1970 ALFA ROMEO GTAm 2000
Race Coupe. Body by Autodelta. S/N
1531231. Red/black. Odo: 83,616 km.
sills particularly bubbly. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD
AT $12,870. Replicas have to be well done,
sharp and cheap to sell in the real world. This
ex-California 911E did not qualify on condition
#53-1986 AUDI QUATTRO 4-Wheel Drive
Coupe. S/N WAUZZZ85Z. Gunmetal metallic/dark
gray cloth. Two owners and, visually,
period race history. Vendor-owned since 1966
and exactly as raced for first time in 1964. Dashtop
panels covering spaceframe tubing only
change from standard specs. Many little dents
to body and faded original paint. Engine said
to have run not that long ago. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $2,050,263. Fantastic time-warp racer and
equally fantastic result—$333,190 above top
estimate. "A car can be restored many times,
but is only original once," and collectors will
step up for the originality.
#60-1963 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
SI Sedan. Body by Frua. S/N 2352. Eng. #
2352. White/blue. Odo: 26,875 km. Owned by
Birdcage vendor, a Roman Maserati dealer who
put this car and Mistral away—and looked
after them. Low original mileage. Excellent
paintwork and chrome. Perfect leather and
near new. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $9,295.
Nice enough example—but for $18,000 required,
too expensive to sell here. These cars have a
following, but not one that wants to spend any
#70-1931 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Le
MANS LONG CHASSIS Roadster. Body a
copy of Zagato. S/N 2111024. Black/dark red.
RHD. Odo: 50,782 miles. Zipper, Harrah,
wood within. Best Quattroporte ever seen.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,524. Thoroughly
deserving of just over top estimate paid. Visually
ungainly, and the fact that the "best in the
world" brought less than $25K tells you something
about their stature in the collector's world.
#61-1966 MASERATI MISTRAL 4000 GT
Coupe. Body by Frua. S/N AM109A1.1256.
Red/black. Odo: 16,534 km. Another stunner
Jack" Pershing of American Expeditionary
Force in Europe in authentic military spec and
color. Matte paint and very large. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $31,460. Despite potential
for film work, didn't sell here for the required
$35 ,750 . Too dull for most, and few remember
Pershing these days or are willing to pay a
premium for his use of the car.
#48-1926 PACKARD EIGHT SII 236
Coupe. Body by Holbrook. S/N 211312. Gray/
burgundy. Odo: 18,826 miles. Very distinctive
Margulies, Hannen and Kato among former bigname
owners. Replicated bodywork very
stone-chipped. Rear mudguards particularly
peppered. Brass showing through worn black
paint on radiator surround. Worn and clearly
very old seats. Engine bay unglossy but neat.
Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,172,600. Following
undistinguished period history, when
carried Figoni coupe coachwork, this genuine
works competition 8C chassis with Zagato replica
body has become well known from belong-
Autodelta uprated to GTAm provenance—
though only one event charted in period. Okayish
paint for old competition car. Perspex door
windows very frosted. Minimalist matte black
interior in need of freshening up. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $57,200. Seemingly all original and
correct. I loved it—but no bidder did sufficiently
to part with the $64,350 required. Perhaps
because the costs of a mechanical refurbishment
might equal the reserve.
#44-1916 PACKARD TWIN-SIX 43HP 7passenger
Tourer. S/N 125485. US Army
green/black. Former staff car of General "Black
from Birdcage owner's stable with even lower
original mileage. Well repainted at some time.
Really picky inspector might spot three tiny
bubbles, very minor touching-in of driver's
door edge and slight rusting of one fender edge.
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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS GENEVA
opening split front windshield—all in good
working order. Roller blind for rear window.
Boyce Motometer and correct Packard mascot.
Almost-excellent paint and brightwork
included super condition Bausch & Lomb drum
headlamps. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$37,180. Being former first prize winner on
national level in Classic Car Club of America
events did not generate $45,000 bid required.
#68-1929 HUDSON MODEL SIX Club
Sedan. Body by Biddle & Smart. S/N 45454.
Black/gray cloth. Odo: 40,246 km. Only seven
blue with white stripes/black. RHD. 1 of 8
Cooper chassis and only 5 known to have survived—this
one authenticated with Shelby
American mechanic Phil Henry's "frog" emblem
brazed on frame. 1964 L.A. GP winner
driven by Parnelli Jones and faithfully restored
to be just like it. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$271,700. Really historic, race ready, street
licensed in California, yet nobody here thought
it worth anywhere near the $429,000 and upwards
Club Sedans were produced and this was the
only one exported. Sound paint and interior.
Fabric top and trunk in need of refurb. Much
period-correct equipment in place. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $17,160. Unique? Maybe.
Awkward looking? I thought so. Hard to sell?
Definitely, especially for $21,450 sought.
#40-1932 PACKARD MODEL 900
LIGHT EIGHT Coupe Roadster. S/N 55986.
March 5, 2001
A ° .:-iictioneers: Malcolm Barber,
Number of automotive lots: 51
Number of automotive lots sold: 44
Sale rate: 86%
Sale total: $1,597,426
Red over cream, black fenders/black and maroon.
Odo: 29,786 miles. Near perfect cosmetically.
Loved Packard encrypted rear-view
mirror clock and very dashing illuminated Red
Ashay lady's head mascot. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $67,210. Excellent example of older highquality,
US-executed restoration, which attracted
near top estimate price.
#64-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Roadster.
S/N P5FH 254412. Red/red and white.
High: Lot #200, 1933 Rolls-Royce 40150hp
Phantom II Hooper torpedo roadster sold at
$211,198 including buyer's premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
15% on first $50,000, 10% thereafter
Odo: 470 miles. Good paint, brightwork and
interior. Engine bay clean, but non-concours
and dull. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $26,884. Good
restored example of first series T-Bird was responsible
for animated bidding in room, which
was topped by winning offer on telephone.
#39-1964 COOPER MONACO FORD
5.0 V8 Sports Racer. Body by Williams &
Pritchard. S/N CM-6-64. Guardsman metallic
Report by Richard Hudson-Evans
Market opinions in italics
he Geneva Salon is traditionally
the first auto show of the European
season. While it was in full
swing in the brightly lit Palexpo
halls, Bonhams & Brooks Europe
held their Continental sea-
son opener in the gloomy Motor Museum
basement below. Nonetheless, enough punters
with disposable income turned up to buy close
to all of the lots from a catalog that was correctly
pitched to the Swiss market.
A brace of 1930s Rolls-Royce Phantom us
topped the results. A Middle Eastern collector
paid $211,198 for a 1933 aluminum torpedo
tourer by Hooper that had once been very polished,
but is now a bit shabby around the edges.
However, it was one of the last of the Maharajah
cars to leave India prior to that nation's embargo
on the export of historic vehicles. An English
enthusiast won a much, much sharper
Swedish-entered 1935 Windovers-crafted Special
sedanca coupe for $126,243 after a heated
telephone bidding battle with an Italian rival.
A Chris Liebenberg race-spec but street-
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legal 1963 AC Cobra, which had started life as
a 289 and had been cosmetically and mechanically
uprated to a 427, reached $124,937. A
1930 Packard 745 Deluxe Seventh Series roadster,
clearly having been expensively restored
in the UK in 1989 and still generally sharp,
cost $96,837. A well-presented 1949 Maserati
A6 Pinin Farina-bodied coupe, though fitted
with a slightly later and larger 2-liter A6G
engine, made $93,669.
The most extraordinary performance of this
Bonhams & Brooks
sale was the $80,499 achieved by a 1951 Bentley
Mk VI coupe. Despite its original paint
and interior surviving, it was in need of a total
restoration. The car was not only very rare,
being one of only 16 Cresta Continentals to
have been originally bodied by Facel Metallon
of Paris to a Pinin Farina design, but had been
in one family since new.
By far the best value at this sale was a oneowner
1983 Pininfarina-styled Rolls-Royce
Camargue. It had been the subject of a 1996
repaint in paprika over sand that would be too
flashy for some tastes. The Rolls was landed
for just $16,397. By the time production had
ceased in 1986, a gentleman's club on wheels
like this one, with several acres of leather and
walnut within, would have cost $121,973,
making it the most expensive automobile in
the world at the time. By contrast, a humble
1941 Ford V8 pickup truck, admittedly
restored to show condition, sold for $25,279
here. One has to wonder what our overheated
world is coming to.—R.H-E.
#196-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP
PHANTOM I Tourer. Body by R. Harrison.
S/N 90AL. Two-tone blue, black fenders/beige.
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RHD. Odo: 5,122 miles. Had been Sedanca de
Ville first, then rebodied to current "allweather"
tourer pre-WWII. 1982 concours
winner. Last repainted in 1988. Enormous handswivel
spot beloved of tiger hunters. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $54,485. Not nearly sharp
enough for fussy Swiss or reserve required.
Also, rebodied, albeit to Barker design by
Barker-appointed sub-contractor R. Harrison.
#200-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP
PHANTOM II Torpedo-Roadster. Body by
Hooper. S/N 44MY. Polished aluminum, light
gray/dark green. RHD. Odo: 62,745 miles. Said
to be 1 of only 2 Phantoms bodied with 4-door,
torpedo-style coachwork. Hood poorly aligned
to body. Back end far from pretty with trim
strip pulling away. Rather faded and nearly in
need of total cosmetic makeover. Vulgar boa constrictor
horn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $211,198.
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renewed steel in sills and filler in door leading
edges. Paintwork only okay-ish. No soft top
or sidescreens. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,427.
More than enough for tarted-up example on
boring steel wheels, minus top and in only average
#198-1953 ASTON MARTIN DB2 VANTAGE
Coupe. S/N LML50346. Metallic burgundy/tan.
Odo: 30,848 miles. Well restored in
One of the last of Maharajah R-Rs to be shipped
from India before embargo on export of historic
vehicles. Price paid, which was less than lower
estimate, was enough for condition.
#174-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
II 40150HP Special Sedanca de Vile. Body
by Windovers. S/N 197TA. Two-tone
burgundy/red. RHD. Odo: 52,972 miles. Con-
sidering last restored by Charles Howard in
UK 1989, still in fabulous order with super
paint, brightwork and perhaps over-new looking
trim. Obligatory non-period reflectors
added on nasty strips of Meccano. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $126,243. Fabulous motor car in
fabulous condition and fully deserving of result
that was way over top estimate of $95 ,000.
#165-1951 BENTLEY Mk IV CRESTA
CONTINENTAL Coupe. Body by Facel
Metallon to Pinin Farina design. S/N B167JN.
US in the early 1990s, and still nice inside and
out, as well as engine bay. Wire wheels a bit
strange with chromed spokes and painted rims.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $47,824. This was well
bought for DB2 , especially one with Vantagespec
motor and in such good cosmetic nick. Color
perhaps little too modernfor tweedy Anglophiles.
#201-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk
I Drophead Coupe. Body by Tickford. S/N
LML745. British Racing Green/red. RHD.
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the magic $100K mark again? If so, much
more likely in the affluent US than the fiscally
#151-1957 MGA 1500 Roadster. S/N
HDT3350301. Red/black. Odo: 19,724 miles.
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Older restoration including retrim in leather and
still generally presentable. Chrome wires appeared
to have been freshly renewed. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $10,248. Retail-ready and nearly
#187-1959 MGA TWIN-CAM Roadster.
S/N 16GBUO1425. British Racing Green/light
Black/gray. RHD. Odo: 39,677 miles. 1 of only
16 such Facel coachbuilts ordered at 1950 Paris
Salon. Untouched, low-mileage time warp car
with fitted luggage and original radio surviving.
Paint chipped and marked with rusty flakes in
door apertures. Window rubbers crumbly and
door top wood crazed. Leather interior could
be saved. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $80,499. Not
best looker, but landmark Bentley—and one
family owned from new. Mid-estimate result,
though seriously expensive to restore.
#164-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster.
S/N 671572. Old English white/tan and burgundy.
Odo: 28,732 miles. Evidence of poorly
Odo: 1,463 km. One of only 732/4 Mk I DHCs
and still remarkably original, though now rather
shabby with chips to door leading edges and
passenger side wheel arch. Particularly poor
hood fit. Novelist Francois Sagan among several
French celeb former guardians. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $64,162. Rare car with good history
and never cosmetically restored, though
in need of it. Also, a convertible—therefore not
expensive, although price was in line with the
current market. These early open Astons are
really bargains today.
#193-1954 JAGUAR XK 140 Drophead
Coupe. S/N 807030. Dark blue/beige. RHD.
Odo: 90,124 km. Fully restored 1992-97 and
brown. RHD. Odo: 1,837 miles. Well-enough
presented, but a Le Mans racer look-alike with
minimalist windshield, driver's head-fairing and
metal tonneau. Correct Dunlop disc brakes all
around and Dunlop center-lock steel wheels.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,205. With only 2,112
around, genuine Twin Cams are most sought
after of MGAs—even though their twin OHC
motors can be costly trouble. Being Le Mans
fraud, this one was rather over the top, which
may explain why less than forecast money was
offered and wisely accepted.
#169-1964 JAGUAR Mk II 3.8 Sedan.
S/N J64P223157DN. White/red. Odo: 32,001
miles. Ex-Florida car restored 1997 by
like new in all departments—apart from poor
driver's door fit. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $55,666.
Very shiny and a drophead, which is reckoned
to be most desirable of XK 140 options.
Mid-estimate result. Will early XKs ever hit
Southern Classics in UK and in great condition,
but extensively modified with Rob Beer
rebuilt engine, all-synchro box, power-assisted
rack-and-pinion steering, Harvey Bailey handling
kit, 72-spoke wires and Nardi wheel.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,527. Very good car,
albeit uprated with some non-period mods, and
good price. 3.8 Mk Ils are really the best of the
best, and given the Buick Regal derivative lines
of the new X-type saloon, are a powerful reminder
of what Jaguar styling once was.
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SCIII AUCTION REPORT: BONHAM & BROOKS GENEVA
#168-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I Road-
ster. S/N B382000927LRXFE. Dark blue/
black. Odo: 64,783 miles. Well-presented paint,
ket-spec 1100 with leather and wood within.
Appropriately, this one had two posh owners
on file; diplomat at British embassy in Paris
and R-R employee. Wholly original (apart from
goody shop speed mirror on one fender) and
still very presentable. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$7,515. Very nice example of gentleman's little
Princess, which pulled above top estimate
money. A very cheap way to attract attention at
the next British Field Meet.
#153-1974 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
SHADOW Sedan. S/N 18615. Brewster green/
brightwork and trim. Chromed brightwork in
engine bay. Minilites with polished rims. Nardi
wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,031. Seemingly
well-maintained and making mid-estimate
money. Tigers are really stronger in the US,
where hot rod parts are easier to come by, and
you don't have $5/gallon gas to deal with.
#152-1966 AUSTIN PRINCESS 1100
Sedan. Body by Vanden Plas. S/N VASIL
1662. Dark green/tan. Odo: 79,354 km. Upmar-
green. Odo: 51,047 miles. Paint chipped here
and there. Bubbling driver's side windshield
pillar. Seats much sat-in, though sound. Period
Radiomobile Stereo 8 intact. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $9,565. Nice old thing, which your reporter
took a shine to—and so did buyer, who happily
paid a dollar or two over reserve. Look rich
for cheap until something breaks.
#175-1974 LOTUS ELAN +2S 130 Coupe.
S/N 50/0265M. Bordeaux/black. Odo: 1,959
km. Once Team Lotus race driver Emerson
Fittipaldi's handout road car, though then painted
yellow. Different color now and in rather disappointing,
slightly shabby condition. Cond: 2-.
NOT SOLD AT $7,265. If nice and glossy,
which it wasn't, it might have been worth buying—especially
with 1973 World Champion
Fittipaldi provenance—but nobody did. In any
case, +2S is not the most sporty of Elans.
#176-1977 LOTUS ELITE 503 Coupe.
S/N 7701 0171C. Red/beige. Odo: 93,838 km.
In better condition than Fittipaldi Elan, this
Elite, factory restored in 2000, had been assigned
to team driver Mario Andretti as his
personal transport during 1977 season, when
he won four GPs in Lotus 78. Cond: 2+. NOT
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SOLD AT $7,265. Again, 503 bread van is no
Elite-Climax and this one, despite Andretti connection,
was overpriced at the $10,000 sought.
#173-1983 ROLLS-ROYCE CA1VIARGUE
Coupe. Body by Mulliner Park Ward to Pinin
Farina design. S/N JRX50504. Paprika over
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super example of pre-war BMW, which, though
not entirely original, looked as if it still was.
#154-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Roadster. S/N 121040109501634. Red/black.
Odo: 57,824 km. Last restored six years ago,
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golden sand/beige. Odo: 110,353 km. One owner
from new with full service history. Bare-metal
repainted 1996 and seemingly in very good order.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,397. In period,
531 Camargues, handmade at rate of one per
week, were world's most expensive automobiles.
Here, even with repaint, which wasn't bad—
though color scheme was a shade Medallion
Man—this was the bargain buy of the sale.
#195-1985 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE
Coupe. S/N FTL12481. Metallic oyster/magnolia
with red piping. Odo: 50,166 km.
Blue/tan. RHD. Barn-found in dismantled state
in Northern Ireland 1949. Present body constructed
in early 1960s. Much exercised in UK
and on Continent since. Lovely old leather.
Paint worn through by external gearchanging.
Very dull radiator surround and headlamp bodies.
Should be simple cosmetic restoration.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $67,428. Even with oneoff
round-tailed body, this ex-Hugh Conway
Brescia, well charted by Bugantics magazine,
did not seem expensive for mid-estimate sum
#159-1937 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 Shooting
Brake. Body by Franay. S/N 15121. Twotone
sand and sable/dark brown. Odo:
which included repaint and retrim. Still shiny
and looking good. New top fabric. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $25,961. Good average condition
example that made current retail money.
#185-1949 MASERATI A6 Coupe. Body
by Pinin Farina. S/N 084. Burgundy/blue and
gray. Odo: 850 km. 65-bhp A6-1500 motor
Full service history, low mileage and with desirable
five-speed manual gearbox. Like new cosmetically.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $61,547. Great
car in great condition, and with manual
gearchange , deservedly raised over top estimate.
#161-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA
Sports Sedan. Body by Tickford. S/N
SCFDLO1S9ETL135. Light blue with Everflex
42,916 km. Carried Franay Coupe body until
'49, when converted to shooting brake, again
by same French coachbuilders, and, more recently,
woodwork refurbished by specialist
LeCoq. Imposing Hispano radiator topped
with stork mascot and flanked by a pair of
mighty Aerolux Marchals. Old restoration all
sound with delightfully original interior. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $78,700. Lots of character
and class, but a one-off. Glossily advertised
by Swiss trade pre-auction, this very upmarket
woody failed to generate desired funds
under hammer or afterwards.
#162-1939 BMW 327/28 Cabriolet. Body
by Reutter. S/N 74247. Two-tone gray and dark
roof/gray cloth. Odo: 40,000 km. Two owners,
low mileage and all original. Little wear
apparent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $20,497. Less
than lower estimate was accepted for what
appeared to be exceptional example of William
Towns-penned supercar. However, in view of
complexity of this package and potentially hideous
cost of correcting faults, perhaps this was
actually a realistic valuation.
#199-1922 BUGATTI TYPE 23 BRESCIA
Roadster. Body by Hugh Conway. S/N 1361.
blue/dark blue. Odo: 81,337 km. 1 of only 482
Cabriolets. 3 owners from new. Original Philips
radio and OE auxiliary lamps. Replacement of
wood frame to coachwork and leather trim
renewed during last restoration. New top fabric.
Seats have lovely patina. Instruments very
period. Pitted headlight rims. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $63,508. Near top estimate paid for a really
metically restored outside and inside not that
long ago, and still generally acceptable. Engine
was said to have been "excellent" and transmission
"good." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,956.
Still very shiny, offered without reserve and
instantly retailable , it made top estimate. Sprints
are more popular in Europe than the US, as
vintage events here often involve long, hard
miles, which a GT car is much more suited for.
#156-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA
SPRINT Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N AR
101 26 00067. Metallic silver/black. Odo:
11,527 km. Subject of total restoration by
Zagato specialist Galbiati in 1994, when engine
changed for another of correct type. Still
immaculate and appearing to have been only
Sports Car Market
replaced with 100-bhp 2-liter A6G in US. Extensively
restored up to 1998 and perfect.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $93,569. Rare and lovely.
Would be at home on concours lawn or taking
part in Mille Miglia retro. 1952 vintage engine
enhances drivability and desirability.
#163-1955 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA
SPRINT Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AR
149300777. Red/gray. Odo: 25,816 km. Cos
very slightly used. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$59,587. Lack of resto bills or paperwork on
file would have worried some. However, delightfully
minimalistic with patina of nicely
settled-down refurb. Even though only 1.3L
powered, an SZ like this is good for 125 mph,
making it fastest of Giuliettas. Yes, please.
#192-1961 DUAL-GHIA L6.4 Coupe. SIN
0306. Burgundy/brown. Odo: 63,233 miles. USItalian
and, being 1 of 25 L6.4s, very exclusive.
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releases, shift-lever and switches on transmission
tunnel—present. Crying out for cosmetic
detailing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,129. Despite
really needing repaint and brightwork redoing,
this two-owner survivor appeared to be
sound and inexpensive. Frank Sinatra and Eddie
Fisher were once Dual-Ghia consumers.
#180-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe.
Body by Pininfarina. S/N 8983GT. Metallic
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dark gray/tan. Odo: 76,684 km. Factory-fit
options of A/C and Borranis. Very expensively
restored in 1990 and detailed again in December
2000. Without flaw. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD
AT $81,727. ! was not alone in being puzzled
by why this apparently perfect GTC did not sell
here. Presumably the $100,000 sought was too
much for those present. Or maybe the vendor
was blinded by the unrepeatable $160K
Christie's got for one at Pebble last year.
#178-1967 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.8 3C
Chrysler chassis bodied by Ghia in Turin and
shipped back to Detroit for Dual to install drivetrain.
Very Ghia looking. Leather grubby, but
original. All quirky features—such as door
Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 826 138 1057.
Metallic silver/red. Odo: 21,959 km. Triple-carb
motor fitted. Paintwork good. Some cracks in
front fender chrome behind bumper iron caps.
Interior retrim in leather well done. Cond: 2+.
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SOLD AT $15,031. Elegant, yet understated
and worth just over reserve paid. These "baby
PF Coupes" have never had much of a following
in the US, and their exorbitant refurbishment
costs keep market values down.
#158-1971 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA
SII Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 8508.
$6,831. Somebody loved it and was happy to
pay near top estimate to take it home. Very
cheap, really, and might even be worth twice
this when Mini-mania hits upon the release of
the new Mini.
#183-1930 PACKARD MODEL 745 DELUXE
EIGHT SVII Roadster. Body by
LeBaron. S/N 181377. Red/red. Odo: 306 miles.
Last lavishly restored by UK top car dealer
Charles Howard in '89 and little exercised in
and well maintained. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$19,129. If you could stand the color, this TBird,
for which 25% less than lower estimate
was accepted, seemed like a reasonable value.
T-Birds never seem to do particularly well in the
EU , perhaps because of their terrible handling.
#189-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD
Roadster. S/N P6FH224053. Red/red and
white. White hard top. Odo: 13,216 km.
Freshly restored paint and interior to high
standard. Very bright and shiny. Engine and
Metallic light green/tan. Odo: 7,354 km. Modified
crank, cams, valves and carbs as well as
Series III power steering, dashboard and A/C
upgrade carried out by factory in 1976. Series
II knock-off wheels retained. Original paint
and interior all excellent. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $12,108. Seemed like a nice car
and a great color. However, non-original spec,
albeit changed by factory, clearly deterred any
Lambo fans here. Perhaps the most visually
exotic 2+2 of all time, but generally shunned
by the marketplace.
#191-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA
GTS Coupe. Body by Vignale to Ghia design.
S/N 874THPNMK03929. Red with
Sweden since. Screen-side deflectors, swivel
spots, Auster screen for rumble-seat passengers
and golfer's locker hatch doors to rear all
present and correct. Paint unblemished. Most
brightwork still looking fresh. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $96,837. Considerably less than forecast
amount was accepted for this beauty, which
was therefore cheaply landed.
#186-1941 FORD V8 Pickup. S/N
186003000. Red/black. Odo: 251 miles. Pur-
automatic box were said to have been recently
rebuilt. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $19,372.
Auction house and their vendor were looking
for $30,000; however, nowhere near this ambitious
sum was offered.
#182-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Roadster. S/N 008 67S 103 941. Panama yellow
with white coves/black. Odo: 5,242 km.
black bonnet/black. Odo: 17,622 km. A/C and
original Voxon radio. Very low mileage displayed
seemed genuine. Repainted only once
in 1999. Correct 350-bhp Ford V8. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $19,129. Honest supercar—with
0-60 in just over 5 seconds and 160 mph
capability—and for modest budget money.
Might have brought double in the US.
#172-1973 INNOCENTI MINI COOPER
1300 Sedan. Body by Pavesi. S/N 542906.
Black/Louis XV brocade. Odo: 68,776 km. Italian-built
Mini Coop had been customized for
first owner by Pavesi with 98-bhp engine, lots
of wood, tinted and electric windows, CD
player and boudoir trim. Most Mini Cooper
purists would regard this as a frightful travesty.
Still sharp enough. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
chased from US in 1987 and has been displayed
rather than driven in Switzerland since, where
thought to have been restored, in bright red on
whitewalls. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,279. Surprise
performer of the sale. More than one bidder
really wanted it and, as a consequence, price
paid was 25% more than top estimate. Perhaps
there was a set of coveralls and a straw hat
(a.k.a. "the farmer kit") behind the seats?
#181-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Road-
ster. S/N P6FH-270052. Light pink/white. Odo:
6,451 miles. Always Swiss owned and last restored
here in early 1990s when interior was
renewed. Complete with soft top and "porthole"
hard top, and Town & Country radio. No
concours award winner, but regularly enjoyed
Sports Car Market
Imported from US to Switzerland in early
1990s, then well repainted and correctly
retrimmed. Rarer manual box with close ratios
fitted. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $28,695. Just under
lower estimate was forthcoming for what
seemed to me to have been perfectly presented
specimen. Once again, American cars tend to
do better on their home turf, where another
$10K wouldn't have surprised.
#188-1963 AC COBRA 289/427 Road-
ster. S/N CSX2166. Guardsman blue with
white stripes/black. Odo: 3,715 miles. Rebuilt
to resemble 427 Cobra in early 1970s. Restored
with more 427 items in 1978 and 1986.
Race-spec 'ed with 427 motor during Peter
Livanos ownership in early 1990s. Has been
Japanese and European owned since. As new
cosmetically. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $124,937.
One fabulous Cobra, although it has been continually
messed around with over the years by
many owners, which might deter some buyers.
Even so, low to mid-estimate money was
#190-1965 OLDSMOBILE F85 Convert-
ible. SIN 33867M286045. Metallic sand/beige.
Odo: 65,786 miles. One lady owner from new
with full service history. Now rather shabby,
though fully working—including power top—
and completely original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$4,782. "The rich man bought a Cadillac, but
the wise man bought an Oldsmobile"—so it
was said. This seemed like a huge amount of
low-mileage originality for very few dollars.
#184-1966 FORD MUSTANG Convert-
ible. S/N 6F08C118491. White/red and white.
Odo: 30,991 miles. Last restored in 1989 and
still presentable. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,639.
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ucking the March 24 Silver sale
next to a golf show (in Hall A)
and a gun show (in Hall B) meant
there was no shortage of prospective
buyers roving the
grounds of the Portland Expo
Center. Hall C, where Silver's hundred-odd
consignments were gathered, was welltrafficked
all day long.
The selection was tvnical Silver fare with
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regarded as one of the icon automobiles.
acceptable condition, this one was secured for
a realistic price, too.
March 24, 2001
Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Bob Graham,
Number of automotive lots: 107
Number of automotive lots sold: 46
Sale rate: 43%
Sale total: $449,566
High: Lot #6, 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
and Lot #104, 1999 Plymouth Prowler, both
sold at $38,480, including premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4%
SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER AUCTIONS PORTLAND OR "Um"'
various foreign marques scattered through the
predominantly American field. There were
plenty of muscle cars, especially Corvettes and
Camaros, although most had reserves that were
too ambitious for the bidders. The premiere
lot, a 1962 Plymouth Belvedere that claimed
to be a one-off Max Wedge coupe, garnered a
bid of $48,000 but was still $4,000 weak and
didn't change hands after the sale.
Despite what the low sale rate might imply,
the bidding was lively and the sale made
for an entertaining afternoon, and Mitch did
manage to hammer down nearly half-a-million
in total sales. The regional Silver auctions have
a knack for creating an air of comfort and efficiency,
and this sale was no exception.—B.R.
#70-1989 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR
4-door Sedan. S/N SCAZNO2A5KCX264. Silver
over blue/blue leather. Odo: 21,409 miles.
Long wheelbase. Claimed two owners and
Scratches on windshield from wiper arm. New
tires, new badges, new interior. Rubber floor
mats. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,640. A great limo
for dwarves. Unusual to see these two-door
models (one in front, one on the side). Since they
are not collectible like the one-doors, most have
just melted away. Fair enough price.
#35-1972 PORSCHE 914 Targa. S/N
4722912758. Lime green/tan vinyl. Odo: 35,855
miles. Original paint, slight crazing around
cars around, and a seller has to be very
aggressive on price, or have an exceptional,
low-miles car, to get much more than the
amount offered here.
#8-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 SL 2door
Convertible. S/N WDBFA66E8MF0346.
Black/tan leather. Odo: 12,660 miles. California
plates. Minor scratching on driver's side
original mileage. Paint and chrome in good
shape. Reportedly just serviced and always
garaged. All records available. Looks good, in
and out. Owner was aiming for $60K. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. Older Rollers
are a tough sell in any market, but perhaps
even more so in granola-happy PDX. Send
this car down south where a wannabe movie
producer can snap it up.
#56-1991 JAGUAR SOVEREIGN 4-door
Sedan. S/N SAJHY1746MC6384. Burgundy/
tan leather. Odo: 78,304 miles. Sunroof. Slight
wheel wells. Nice interior. Top in good shape.
Minor ding in nose. Dent on driver's door and
over the right rear wheel well. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $6,136. 914s continue to creep up in value
—the result here is a surprise, given that this
wasn't a perfect car by any means. Soon we'll
see 912s and 914s selling for more than '74-' 77
911s. Go figure.
#89-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL
2-door Convertible. S/N WDB107042120087.
Metallic green/tan leather. Odo: 103,340 miles.
by convertible top cover. Top of passenger
door showing paint bubbles. Displayed with
Carfax, dealer stickers. $95,180 when new.
Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,480. The perfect car
for a dot-comldot-bust VIP who still wants to
look rich but can't afford the lease payments
on a new SL anymore. Decent used 500SLs
are a great buy in terms of car per dollar, but
they will only continue to depreciate.
#115-1971 DATSUN 240Z 2-door Coupe.
S/N HLS3022202. Red/black vinyl. Odo:
67,344 miles. Twin carb. Reportedly garaged
waves on passenger door, nick on driver's door.
Chips around gas cap and on nose, but otherwise
paint is very nice. Driver's seat shows
use—leather beginning to crack. Cond: 2-. NOT
SOLD AT $8,650. A ten-year-old Jag sedan
with evidence of a hard life is a very, very scary
car—as reflected by the bid. The only person
who will get excited if you come home with a
Jag like this will be your mechanic, who will
probably send your wife roses.
#78-1958 BMW 600 2-door "Limousine."
White/tan. Odo: 39,699 miles. Pitted chrome.
Orange peel in paint. Some chipped glass.
Euro specs, DOT modified in early '80s. Dent
in rear rubber bumper. Small chips in rear. Aftermarket
radio and speakers, Momo steering
wheel. Interior very nice, save mounting hole in
console, which was strategically hidden under
carpet insert. Rock embedded in headlight, rock
chips on nose. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT
$8,900. Who wants a heavy-bodied SL with the
tiny 6-cylinder engine? And just how is that
aftermarket emissions equipment working 21
years after it was installed? Bid was enough.
#46-1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SL
2-door Convertible. Lapis blue/tan leather.
Odo: 140,826 miles. Two tops. Aftermarket
radio. Rear bumper has scuff marks. Paint chips
freckle back, small ding on hood. Clean engine
bay. Reserve set at $9,500. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $8,000. There are a lot of these
for six years until owner bought it six months
ago-3,000 miles since. Claimed new paint.
Body straight. Parking brake cover torn, passenger
door sags, slight tear in seat. Mysterious
wetness underneath passenger side floor
covering. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $2,600.
Owner was hoping for $6K-$8K, but there are
just far too many Z cars running around for a
shaggy dog like this to bring much more than
the amount bid.
#65-1979 MAZDA RX-7 GS 2-door Coupe.
S/N SA22C540738. Red/black vinyl. Odo:
27,556 miles. A/C, sunroof, tinted glass. One
owner, all stickers, manuals, records. $10,217
when new. Slight rock chips on nose, but no
other flaws in paint or body. Interior like new.
Excellent condition. Reserve set at $8,000.
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" " " " SC/11 AUCTION REPORT: SILVER AUCTIONS PORTLAND OR
$5,512. About the right money for a late-model,
injected 1800 in this condition. Not really worthy
of restoration, most mediocre 1800s are
just fading slowly away.
#120-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-door
Coupe. S/N 017375272799. Red/red and white
houndstooth. Odo: 37,260 miles. High-roller
Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $5,800. Ran across
the block at the October Silver sale in PDX
where it was a no-sale at $7,000 (owner wanted
$10K then). Japanese cars just don't have a
collectible following. Bet that $7K looks pretty
good right now.
#118-1973 VOLVO 1800ES 2-door Coupe.
S/N 1836363006090. White/light blue vinyl.
Odo: 76,119 miles. Faux-sheepskin covers
hiding torn seats. Foggy glass. Aftermarket
speakers. Tinting on windows has minor nicks.
Respray nicely done. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
owner outfitted car with dice lock plungers,
fuzzy dice and dice tire caps. Glass starting to
delaminate on driver's wind wing. Claims original
mileage. Chrome alternator. Paint runs on
front of hood. Whitewalls. Wavy rear deck.
Redone interior. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT
$15,800. These Impalas are going up in value,
but still lag far behind the earlier ' 55 - '58 cars.
Coupes are always a tough sale, especially when
less than perfect. This was a fair bid.
#2pm-1962 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE
2-door Coupe. S/N 3221173782. Red/gray
vinyl and fabric. Odo: 63,144 miles. 2x4 barrels.
Documented as one-of-a-kind Max Wedge twodoor
post. Arizona plates. Restored in 1998.
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get the near $50K desired, either all four '62
Wedge collectors in the country would have to
be flown in on Silver's private jet, or the car
needs to go to a bigger event.
#93-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS
2-door Coupe. S/N 31847L232796. White/blue
vinyl. Odo: 42,379 miles. Speedometer
reportedly not functioning properly. Aftermarket
radio, tachometer, speakers. Stained
interior with minor tears in door panels. Worn
pedals. Rear bumper chrome fading. Cracking
dash and passenger side arm rests. Cond: 3-.
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SOLD AT $11,440. Good to see the values of
these later Impalas on the rise. They are really
quite pleasant to drive, with their freeway-friendly
long wheelbases, and are supremely
easy to maintain.
#66-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
STING RAY 2-door Convertible. Light blue/
white leather. White soft top. Odo: 15,837
fantasies of Mustang and Camaro convertible
owners concerning the values of their cars is
way ahead of the market. This was an average
car, without exceptional options, and got an
#38-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS
2-door Coupe. S/N 124377L119420. Navy
with twin blue stripes/black and blue fabric.
Odo: 57,734 miles. Rear spoiler. B&M custom
shifter. Various cracks by passenger door.
Paint chips on trunk. Edelbrock air filter,
Milodon valve covers. Cond: 3+. NOT
miles. Fuel injection. Arizona plates. NCRS
judged Top Flight. Top in nice shape. Top
boot fit slightly off. Great paint, great chrome,
nicely presented. Owner was aiming for
$42,500. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $36,000.
This car needs to go to a higher-line event like
Hot August Nights, Monterey or Scottsdale.
Finding two or three bidders who have the
desire and the means to get serious about a
$50K car can be tough at a smaller auction.
#105-1965 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA
FORMULA S 2-door Coupe. S/N
V855175339. Silver w black center stripe/black
vinyl. Odo: 18,754 miles. 4-barrel Holley, 8"
SOLD AT $9,000. We'd like to see every RS
and SS offered have some proof of authenticity.
With most of them, that would end up
being a photocopied page of Camaro badges
from a Year One catalog.
#32-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO
2-door Coupe. S/N 123378L340344. Matador
red/red vinyl. Odo: 65,638 miles. PS, PB,
Tr-Power, PS, T-top, power windows, power
locks. Dual side exhaust. Fiberglass cracked
by both headlights and wrinkled and cracked
behind rear windshield. Chrome worn off on
rear bumper, driver's side. Detailed tinted rear
window. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,500.
These cars continue to show strength. Fourspeed,
first year, big motor—all good things.
Owner wanted $18K; with a little more detailing,
he' II probably get it.
#5-1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA
FORMULA S 2-door Convertible. S/N
BH278B403105. Red/white. White top. Odo:
#80-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door
Convertible. S/N 194378S420720.
Black/black fabric. Odo: 80,840 miles. L-71,
rear end with Posi. Trunk fit off. Poor prep
under a nice paint job. Great interior. Reportedly
driven 300 miles over the past seven years.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,552. This car is eligible
for a host of European vintage events, including
the Tour de France. When we've asked
Chrysler if they would like to sponsor an SCM
Barracuda, they just smile and pat us gently on
our delusional heads. Fair price paid here.
#34-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO
2-door Convertible. S/N 123677N167328.
Blue/light blue vinyl. White soft top. Odo:
rear spoiler. Missing window knob, aftermarket
gauges, aftermarket radio, otherwise nice
interior. Slight chipping below rear windshield.
Nice paint. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$10,660. Nice car, nice bid, nice result for
seller and buyer both.
#51-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/
SS 2-door Coupe. S/N 124378N374992.
Green/black leather and houndstooth. Odo:
58,064 miles. 235/70R15 Goodyear Eagle GTs.
13,985 miles. Rebuilt engine. 4-barrel. Torn
hood pad. Aftermarket valve covers. Alpine
radio and speakers. Rip in convertible top
boot.Trunk fit off. Dual exhaust. Rear bumper
chrome wearing away. Chrome plastic looks
weathered. Console worn. Rear interior side
panels don't match door. Cond: 3-. NOT
SOLD AT $13,600. Hey folks, this isn't a
K-code Mustang or Pace Car Camaro we're
talking about here. It's a beat-up old Plymouth
that wasn't very popular even when new. Fair
#64-1969 DODGE CORONET R/T 2-door
Coupe. S/N WS23L9E113699. Red with black
bumble bee stripe/red vinyl. Odo: 5,813 miles.
30,596 miles. PS. Shiny paint was nice overall,
save for runs on cowl vents. Good top. Nice
chrome—only minor pitting on passenger wind
wing. Scuffed door sill and marred door trim
from poor fit. Chrome Edelbrock air cleaner
and valve covers. $16,500 reserve. Cond: 3.
NOT SOLD AT $12,400. Unfortunately, the
Rips on passenger seat. Missing antenna. Paint
cracking on rear quarter panel, paint bubbles
too. Factory gauges on console. Pitted chrome
on left side view mirror. Aftermarket speakers.
Shiny paint, but slight nicks. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $15,000. Owner was hoping for
$1,000 more. If that wasn't a sodium vapor
lamp fixture bidding (no chandeliers in the Expo
Center), the owner would have been welladvised
to have taken the offer made.
Photos detailing restoration displayed with car.
True 440 car with rebuilt engine. Clean engine
bay. Nice interior. Good paint. Nice chrome.
"Super Star" tires. Missing new fender tag,
"will arrive soon." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$15,184. Interesting how if this were a real
426 Hemi car, it would be worth two or three
times this amount. With American muscle, it's
all in the engine and the documentation. This
car was actually a bit of a bargain.
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#97-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR CUDA 2-door
Coupe. S/N BS23J0B282273. Sublime green/
black. Odo: 74,794 miles. Fiberglass hood,
Rear spoiler, 3.73 ratio rear end. Non-original
M-21 transmission. Photo-documented restoration,
rebuilt engine reportedly has 400 miles
of use. Seam splitting on passenger seat. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $12,480. Trans Ams have a following
behind the Mustangs and Camaros, but
slightly ahead of the Barracudas (let's not even
mention the hopeless Javelins). Seemed like all
the money, but a decent car.
3x2-carbs, rear spoiler, pistol-grip shifter. No
wipers. Cracked windshield washer reservoir.
Nice paint, excellent shape—a factory correct
car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $22,500.
Owner looking for $27K. The AAR Cudas were
one of the most handsome cars ever to roll out
of the Plymouth design studios. However, to
get near $30K it's going to take a car nearer to
concours condition than this one was.
#81-1970 PONTIAC TRANS AM 2-door
Coupe. S/N 22887012651. White with blue
center stripe/black vinyl. Odo: 17,849 miles.
#72-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
STINGRAY 2-door Convertible. S/N
1943715118346. Silver/black leather. Odo:
19,112 miles. LT-1, PS, PB. Aftermarket car-
on hood, rust on nose. Front bumper chrome
wearing away. Poor hood fit. Rear spoiler sport-
ing touch-up paint. Badly masked resprayoverspray
on rear windshield trim. Paint slightly
bubbling. Nice interior, but not a nice car. Cond:
4. NOT SOLD AT $3,400. Hey, we have an
idea. Put it on eBay and claim it is "similar to
one once driven by Mark Donohue in the Trans
Am." Of course, it will take a not-very-smart
bidder to care, and an even less-smart bidder to
offer more than the amount here.
buretor. Frame-off restoration by Jerry's Custom
Paint. Great paint, nice interior. T-top fit
slightly off. Claimed matching numbers. Cond:
2+. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Another car
that needs to go to a higher-line auction, where
you're more likely to find the kind of Corvette
fanatic who will part with the near-$25K this
seller was looking for.
#99-1973 AMC JAVELIN SST 2-door
Coupe. S/N A3C797P372918. Yellow/black.
Odo: 92,560 miles. Small dings and scratches
#2-1974 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28
TYPE LT 2-door Coupe. S/N 1S87T4N168526.
Yellow with twin black stripes/black vinyl.
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Odo: 58,749 miles. PS, PB, A/C, 3.73 Posi.
Full frame-off restoration in 1995. Bubble in
paint on top of passenger door, otherwise nice
exterior. Cheap tinted rear window. Aftermarket
Pioneer speakers. Dash cover and cheap interior
carpet. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $8,200.
Seller was looking for $11K , which is really fullpop
for this not-so-desirable body style.
#104-1999 PLYMOUTH PROWLER
2-door Convertible. S/N 1P3EW65G9XV
5017. Plum metallic/black leather. Odo: 1,347
(the only German motorcycle offered), which
was unusual as both categories are usually better
represented than this. Pre-war motorcycles
were also in scarcer supply this year compared
to previous events.
As could be expected, the higher the price
range, the better the odds that a bike had a
reserve on it. Indicative of this, very few of the
bikes bid over $10,000 were declared sold, even
with some relatively respectable bids. However,
most sub-$10K bikes found new homes.
No sellers seemed to be in the mood for a
"fire sale," and the market is perceived as
going nowhere but up—even if some bikes,
especially vintage Japanese ones, are being
arduously slow about it. Thus, the collector
motorcycle market seems slightly more promising
than the collector car market, where prices
for everything but the ultra rare or ultra
restored have been flat for some time.—B.M.0
miles. Still under warranty. Interior like new.
Scratch on left front fender and at the bottom
of the trunk (no head covers on the golf
clubs?), but otherwise in fine shape. Cond:
1-. SOLD AT $38,480. Well, another indication
that the bloom is off the Prowler market
and they are become just used cars. Still, if the
car was bought new at the roughly $48K
sticker, a $10K loss for two years of being the
groovy guy on the block isn't bad.
13th Annual Motorcycle Auction
St. Paul, MN
April 7, 2001
Auctioneers: Col. Paul Baer, Dave Talberg
Number of motorcycle lots: 165
Number of motorcycle lots sold: 113
Sale rate: 68.4%
Sale total: $262,290
High: Lot #74, 1992 Harley-Davidson
FXRS Daytona at $11,813
including buyer's premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
Report by B. Mitchell Carlson
Market opinions in italics
id-America Auction Company,
one of the most experienced
motorcycle auctions in the
country, has held a sale of
collectible motorcycles for
the last 13 Aprils in its hometown of St. Paul,
Minnesota. The quality of motorcycles from
the upper Midwest tends to be quite good, due
perhaps to the extended storage periods that
span the winter months.
This year's event proved to be fairly typical.
Most of the bikes offered were 1960s and
'70s British models, with a smattering of
Harleys, and Italian and Japanese machines.
There were only two Indians and a single BMW
decals chipping off, dull chrome in several
places. UK tax stamp on front fork from 1983.
Condition at least indicates that the bike is
ready to be ridden. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$4,250. Built when the company was starting
to go downhill by also building odd-looking
police bikes, it was the highest development of
a single-cylinder bike with Old World charm.
Final bid slightly off the mark.
those paint fumes in the air? No smoking,
please!) Speedometer face not aligned to case
(better not trust the miles indicated). Otherwise,
surprisingly well executed. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $6,615. Seller made out well enough
on this one (restoration bills charged to VISA
card coming due?). Buyer did okay as well if
the drivetrain is fresh rather than just cosmetically
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seat. Orange peel on front fender. Paint chipping
on painted centers of front rim. Cloisonné
emblems touched up with paint. Heavy discoloration
of chrome exhaust pipes. Overall,
an older restoration that is wearing thin from
use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,450. One of
England's premium cruiser bikes of the preWWII
era, the Squariel engine was essentially
a pair of vertical twins cast in pairs. Condition
and selling price were commensurate.
#57-1952 VELOCETTE MAC 350 Motor-
cycle. Eng. #MAC18716. Black with gold
striping/black. Odo: 7,786 miles. Rear pillion
pad seat. Old restoration getting scruffy. Tank
stripes/black. Odo: 41,118 miles. Chrome fenders.
Oil leak dripping all weekend. Decal
flaking off rear fender. Decent repaint of tank.
Accessory handlebars. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$5,250. By 1960, AJS was virtually a badgeengineered
Matchless and a shadow of its
former pre-war glory as one of the world's
fastest bikes. Sold at market rate.
#85-1970 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 650
Motorcycle. S/N XD34493. Eng.
#XD34493T1120R. Maroon and white/black.
Odo: 7,153 miles. Very fresh restoration. (Are
#41-1939 ARIEL Mk I Motorcycle. S/N
DE563. Eng. #DE563. Black and chrome tank,
black/black. Odo: 1,003 miles. Rear pillion pad
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#73-1959 BSA GOLD STAR DBD 34
Racer. S/N DBD.34.GS.4086. Eng.
#DBD.34.GS.4086. Red and silver, black frame/
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black. Bobbed for race duty, but could be
brought back to the street with minimal work.
Tachometer only. Crudely welded-on footpegs.
Orange peel on rear fender (front fender missing).
Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Gold
Stars from this era were perhaps the best singles
that BSA ever made, which was what was driving
the bidding. Fair offer.
#67-1960 AJS 31 Motorcycle. S/N A74600.
Eng. #60.31X3266. French blue with gold
#72-1971 BSA DAVE ALDANA Flat
Track Racer. Eng. #D38. Fly yellow and silver/black.
Dave Aldana-built frame with
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#35-1974 NORTON NORVIL COMMANDO
Mk HA Café Racer. S/N 311798.
Eng. #311798. Fly yellow/black. Odo: 23,812
miles. Titled as a '75. Excellent rebuild with
#104-1974 BMW R90/S Motorcycle. S/N
4950423. Black and gunmetal/black. Odo: 1,132
miles. Recent restoration utilizing all BMW
BSA running gear and peripherals. Stripped
to the bare bones for flat-track racing, and
condition reflects as much. Straight exhaust
pipes and plenty of motor tweaks. Rode hard
and put away damp. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$8,925. Approaching the kind of money a true
factory race bike would bring in this condition.
I certainly hope the new owner plans on
using it, since there's little hope of collector
appreciation in the foreseeable future.
#123-1973 NORTON COMMANDO 850
Motorcycle. S/N 308131. Eng. #308131. Black
with gold lettering/black. Odo: 8,919 miles.
as many Norvil parts as possible; to include
the fairing, bodywork, rear sets Z-plates, stabilizer
and ammeter. Converted to Lucas electronic
ignition and Mk III kick start. New
final drive chain. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT
$8,250. Nice re-creation of a café racer. Too
bad café racers are not in vogue. The go-fast
boys want the latest and greatest rice rocket,
while the retro crowd wants factory bone
stock. Therefore, it remains a bridesmaid and
not a bride.
#12pm3-1974 NORTON COMMANDO
850 Motorcycle. S/N 311623. Eng. #311623.
White, red and navy/navy. Odo: 32,328 miles.
parts (well, maybe not paint). Starting to
acquire the rainbow chrome exhaust pipes typical
of a Boxer twin. Motor could use a minor
bit of clean-up. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,295.
Seller did exceptionally well. Perhaps even
recouping the cost of restoration. Beemers of
the '70s usually don't price out this dearly, even
in this condition.
#25-1960 MOTO GUZZI LODOLA
GRAN TURISMO 235 Motorcycle. S/N
RBR94. Eng. #RBR94. Burgundy/black. Odo:
22,215 km. European license plate virtually
Accessory "banana" seat. Late-model tires.
Non-stock handlebars. Seemed to run out just
fine. Some corrosion on the front brake disc.
Well detailed for this sale. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $3,045. Unless there are some gremlins
hiding in the engine room or scary paperwork
at the office, it represents a decent deal
for the buyer.
#61-1973 NORTON COMMANDO 750
Motorcycle. S/N 206973. Eng. #206973.
Silver with black striping/black. Odo: 1 mile.
New paint on the fuel tank and fenders on
original unkempt frame and running gear. Aftermarket
handlebars. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$4,200. On the money, maybe even a few hundred
#106-1975 TRIUMPH T160 TRIDENT
Motorcycle. S/N T160-GK05025. Eng.
#T160-GK05025C. White and yellow/black.
Odo: 6,187 miles. Accessory handlebars.
orange with light surface rust. Some frayed
cable ends. Giuliari seat, Tomaselli handlebars.
Paint and driveline patina not congruent. "Barn
bike" by any definition. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $1,600. Not a restoration for the weak of
heart and pocketbook (even if it is a single
cylinder), since probably only 10 people would
really appreciate the bike when finished. This
bid could have been accepted without regret
(except by the buyer).
#98-1968 LAVERDA 200 Motorcycle. S/N
2246. Maroon and black with chrome/black.
Odo: 16,869 km. No gas tank cap (at least there
Recipient of a recent and very thorough restoration.
Only deviations from stock are DOT 5
brake fluid, aftermarket air cleaner, modem tread
tires, and polished passenger peg brackets.
Some minor scuffing on the rear chromed fender.
Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. With all the
work done on this bike, the owner was right
not to let it go. There's easily another $1,500
left in it before you hit its market value.
"Trident" emblems severely worn. Newer exhaust
system. Plenty of corrosion on engine
surfaces. Used bike that's been sitting in a
garage too long. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,990.
First year of manufacture for the T160 Triple.
Unfortunately, it was too late to save the company.
Price for this example seemed fair to all
wasn't a rag sticking out of the tank). Chrome
front fender and parcel rack behind the rear "banana"
seat. Old gas smell from extended storage
(not just from missing cap). Plenty of engine
corrosion. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,470. Before
SCM AUCTION REPORT: MID-AMERICA Sr. PAUL MN
Laverda started building "pasta rockets," they
were making lethargic scooters like these as
their mainstay. Plenty paid for something that
may or may not decide to run.
#121-1970 MOTO GUZZI V-750 AMBASSADOR
Motorcycle. S/N 21060. Eng. #21060.
Black and chrome/black. Odo: 37,771 miles.
Fresh, but not perfect, restoration. Sold on a
peeling. Paint rubbed off on parts of the front
forks. Sold on choice of either one or both.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $840. Price reflects individual
items, with both selling for this amount.
Owner of the auction company was dumbfounded
by the high prices on these, since they
didn't even get a single bid at the recent higherscale
event at Las Vegas.
#110-1984 MOTO GUZZI T5 Motorcycle.
S/N ZGUVRAVRXEM1000. Eng. #VR012
768. Red/black. Odo: 36,994 miles. Seat is
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#12pm2-1924 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FE
Motorcycle. Eng. #24FE3567. Olive drab/
black. Low-budget older restoration that is
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Reconstruction title. Accessory leather tool bag
and passenger pillion seat. Well-executed paint
on fuel tank and frame (made to "look pretty"),
but the driveline was only mildly cleaned up.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,573. Oh boy, just the
thing you need to help sell a bike that has a
lukewarm following: prooffrom the state that it
is a long way away from ever being original.
#112-1973 VESPA GRAND TURISMO
Moped. S/N 731737. French blue/black. Odo:
36,717 km. Tire tread is getting awfully thin
developing a tear at the base on each side. Otherwise,
just a well-detailed used motorcycle.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,048. Just another case
of a dealer trying to shove off a non-standard
issue later-model vehicle to a collectible
vehicle auction, with predictably non-spectacular
#91-1969 HONDA CB165 Motorcycle.
S/N B1601070498. Eng. #B160E1069195.
Red, silver, and chrome/black. Odo: 6,129 miles.
(must be from all of those high-speed burnouts).
Platform rubber loose in places. A few
tears beginning to develop on seat. Overall functional,
but getting scruffy from storage. Cond:
4. NOT SOLD AT $1,050. These are so dorky
that they are now chic to doddle to the coffeehouse
on. Hey, can over a million Italians be
wrong? As a paddock toy needing some TLC,
this should've been enough money to find a
#27, 27A-1974 BENELLI EXPORT 3VK
Mopeds (2). S/N A874145 & A8740. Orange
and white/white. Odo: 1 mile. A pair that have
restoration, with modern graphics added to
fender skirts. Engine components not finished
to same standard as frame and bodywork.
Original wiring harness reused. Fitted with a
vintage Champion rear siren and front red lights.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. Claimed
to be former mount of Denver police chief but
provenance seems iffy. Bid reflects the fact that
this wasn't a perfect or correct restoration of a
never been used (well, not much). Victims of
iffy storage: wheel spokes and tailpipes have
light surface corrosion, decals yellowing and
100% original. Slightly unkempt, but highly
functional motor. Rear seat bolster has a few
cracks and tears. Surface rust starting to take
hold on wheel spokes. Paint rubbed off a few
strategic locations on the rear fender. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $683. While a lot of us grew up
with scooters like this, they have yet to take off
in the marketplace (proving that nostalgia and
price don't necessarily go hand in hand). If you
hanker for one, this would have been a good
one. No hurry, though.
#92-1982 HONDA CBX SUPER SPORT
Motorcycle. S/N C0600CC400765. White with
3-tone blue stripes/black. Odo: 4,538 miles.
Another all-original, low-mile Japanese bike.
Honda accessory hard saddlebags. Very slight
wear at bottom of the faring from the rider's
feet shifting and braking. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$4,305. A pretty good deal, considering the
petformance potential and low miles. Although
CBXs represent one of the few Asian bikes that
people are saving, they won't ever have the
panache of European bikes (they run too well)
to appreciate greatly.
#46-1949 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL Motorcycle.
Eng. #46FL4911. Red/black leather.
Odo: 6,112 miles. Chrome exhaust flex pipes
connect the heads to the stock collector and
muffler. Period aftermarket windshield and
starting to let go. No speedometer, ammeter
only. Dinged-up fenders repainted over when
"restored." Cond: 3, SOLD AT $11,550. As
the smallest hog made in 24, this was plenty of
money, even if it is from the olive drab era.
#44-1948 INDIAN CHIEF Motorcycle.
S/N CDH6245. Eng. #CDH6245B. Black and
white, tan accents/tan leather. Extremely fresh
saddlebags. Knucklehead motor and tinwork
have commensurate amount of wear after an
older restoration. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$15,500. Yuppie biker wannabes would never
tolerate the rough ride and constant maintenance
of a vintage Knucklehead, so stratospheric
money is out of the picture. If the consignor was
serious about selling, this bid was fair.
SPORTSTER Motorcycle. Eng. #57XL3164.
Red and black/black. Odo: 1 mile. Bike had no
fluids in it (garage prop?). Older restoration,
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then sat for a long time. Miscellaneous corrosion
on engine and front forks. A few untidy
cable ends. All the correct parts for a first-year
Sporty. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,750. The
only thing going for it is that it is afirst-year bike
that looks pretty from 20 feet. Sportsters have
always had a bias against them as "not real
Harleys," plus the uncertainty of non-running
condition adds up to all the money in the world
bid for it.
#70-1972 HARLEY-DAVIDSON SUPER
GLIDE Motorcycle. S/N 201071342. Eng.
#2C10713H2. Black with Dayglo red and blue/
black leather. Odo: 8,773 miles. Accessory
Odo: 2 miles. Part of the initial production
run. Includes the packing crate signed by the
assembly-line workers. Otherwise, basically
a brand-new bike with no notable flaws. Cond:
1. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. Have a roll of
duct tape? It'll come in handy for repairs,
now that E-H is defunct. The dealers that
hoarded them as "instant collectibles" and
asked $20K are taking a beating, since this
bid is the going rate now.
work relatively easy. Stanley Zahn and his
partner Ray Claridge were personally on hand
throughout the weekend to give their customers
immediate service. For the first time since
we have been covering Spectrum sales, this
event was staged in the luxury setting of the
Grand Ballroom of the Marquis Hotel and
Resort. The atmosphere was casual and everyone
seemed to be enjoying the sale, including
the hard-working auction staff.
Brought to market was a wide variety of
vehicles from a 1922 Essex touring car to late
model Porsche and Mercedes-Benz SL convertibles.
Several stretch limos provided visual entertainment
as they bobbed and weaved their
way across the auction block, while micro cars
like a Honda 600 sedan could have cut donuts in
the space in front of the podium. In all, a representative
cross-section of collector and special
interest cars was offered, and the prices made
presented a realistic snapshot of the current
market, at least in Southern California.
Several cars were purchased at this sale that
your reporter saw within weeks at other sales
out of state, showing that rust-free California
sheetmetal and heritage still have value for those
in other parts of the nation.
Spectrum has added two new venues to
their 2001 line-up, one for San Diego in July,
and another set for Newport Beach in NovemS
#167-1953 MORGAN PLUS 4 Drophead
electronic ignition. Some fading of colors on
decals. Apart from some minor spray-can detailing
of the transmission and kick start, pretty
much original. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,763.
With the combination of cafe racer and cruiser
styling, this "Night Train" must have been what
the designers were drinking. Plenty of cash for
a nice used Shovelhead from the AMF era.
#18-1978 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLH
ELECTRA-GLIDE Motorcycle. S/N
3696213H8. Turquoise and white/black. Odo:
-ralm Springs, California
April 6-8, 2001
Auctioneers: Mark Gelman, Dennis Wisby,
Number of automotive lots: 248
Number of automotive lots sold: 127
Sale rate: 51.2%
Sale total: $1,971,454
High: Lot #163, 1997 Bentley Turbo-R1400
4-door sedan sold for $99,750,
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5%
519 miles. Canadian import. Very fresh restoration
that went far beyond what AMF
could've done when new (not that that would
take a lot). S&S carb, top head oiling lines, rear
disc brakes, plenty of H-D branded accessory
chrome. Non-stock color combo. Cond: 1-.
NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Restored to the
point where any gremlins from AMF-era manufacturing
should' ye been ostracized. Therefore,
bid was far under the market and consignor
was right to hold out.
SUPER X Motorcycle. S/N 597. Black/black.
Report by Phil Skinner
Market opinions in italics
n enthusiasm for spring driving
weather and a history of
strong sales brought an estimated
20,000 dedicated car
fans to Palm Springs for a
weekend filled with shows,
events, displays and, of course, a collector car
auction. With all the events organized entirely
by Spectrum Auctions, which has made significant
organizational strides in the past few
months, their sale was the seventh they have
presented in this sun-drenched resort community.
Consistently, this has been the best performing
auction of their season.
Spectrum's 2001 Palm Springs Classic did
not disappoint. Consignors were happy with
the new location, the new setting and the new
business practices that made office and paper
a recent repaint to try to hide problems.
Severe body denting, torn seats, top, etc. Would
have looked better without the respray. Cond:
4. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Even wellpresented
Morgans have trouble breaking
$15,500 (just ask Mitch Silver about his growing
permanent collection). For this not-verynice
car, the bid was more than plenty.
#430-1959 MGA Roadster. S/N
HDL4362322. Red/tan leather. Black top.
Chrome trunk rack. Very sharp restoration,
Coupe. S/N 557. Dark green/gray leather. Black
top. Dual rear spare tires. Very tired body with
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body was smoother than factory spec. Did
present some electrical start-up concerns and
engine showed seepage around the distributor.
Very presentable inside and out. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $14,000. Seller wanted a
couple thousand more, but no real interest in
the car when it was on the block. Good As can
bring over $20,000; the right bidders just
weren't in the hall.
#221-1965 MGB Roadster. S/N
GHN3L0750. White/red leather. Black top.
Straight body with minor parking lot dings on
driver's side. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$11,000. Seller wanted $3K more. This was a
real bid and could have been taken without
sorrow. TR6 prices have been stable, but it
takes a #1-2 car to bring $15K or more.
#180-1973 CITROEN SM Coupe. S/N
AC7300SD0220. Sand metallic/black leather.
Minor windshield wiper scrape marks.
Professional restoration from a shop known
for quality, minor soft trim flaws. Undercarriage
not detailed. True miles reset to zero.
Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Excellent
Bs can pull big money, but they usually have to
be at a high-zoot venue like Scottsdale or
#230-1970 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 SH Convertible.
S/N 1R14090. White/black leather. Black
Straight enough. Decent paint and interior. Exceptional
driver's seat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$22,050. Ran twice, only bid to $11K the first
time. Staggeringly high price for these troubleprone
French-Italian hybrids. (Imagine—
Citroen and Maserati. They probably had
trouble agreeing on what to have for lunch,
let alone how to build a car.)
top. Refinished with speed and economy as
evident priorities; sloppy weatherstrip application
and some ripples in the doors. Cond:
3-. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Yes, Series II
prices are rising, but for brilliant cars, not for
those with needs.
#44-1972 MG MIDGET Convertible. S/N
GAN5UC115940. Dark green/black vinyl.
Black top. Crazed plastic emblems, odometer
#152-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL
Convertible. S/N 1905L121042. White/tan
leather. Tan soft top, white hard top. A few
non-factory add-ons stuck on in various places.
for a car with the potential for massive
#444 1969 VOLKSWAGEN VVESTFALIA
3-door Camper Van. S/N 239008912. White/
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tan vinyl trim with wood cabin. Fiberglass top
Complete with all camper goodies. Dull paint,
weatherstripping showing age. Top worked but
rubber seals needed replacement. More than
80,000 miles on the clock. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $2,625. Popularity of these late 1960s VW
campers is rising, but it's the early 21- and 23window
cars that bring the bucks. Best use for
this van is driving to a vintage race with the
Grateful Dead on the 8-track.
#182-1969 VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER
PK 2-door Drop-side Pickup.
S/N 2370065334. Blue/tan vinyl. Canvas bed
reset to zero, rust starting to form around trunk
rack. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,260. If it runs and
drives for a few months, a bargain. Unlike
upscale exotics that melt expensively, these little
dingers are primitive, and hence easy and economical
#209-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible.
S/N CF22574UD. Burgundy/black leather. Tan
top. Plenty of miles on this car. No rust, with
proper identification to show CA heritage.
Paint was starting to show its age. Chrome
starting to discolor around mounting points.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,775. Fair enough
price for a car that seemed to run fine, didn't
fill the room with smoke and had good electrics.
A strong detail will make it an eye-catcher at
car club picnics.
#259-1969 PORSCHE 911T Coupe. S/N
11912306. Champagne metallic/black vinyl.
A 50-50 car—looks good at 50 feet driving
away at 50 mph. Cheap and dirty respray.
Evidence of past abuses of sheetmetal. Tired
interior. Oh, did we mention a salvage title?
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,195. Strong money
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cover with frame. Interesting vehicle, all original
and showing light use. Some rust starting
to develop around windshield gasket and in
front corners. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$8,500. Camper craze and early VW dropside
popularity is strong. Price bid was plenty
for this example. Is the Pomona Swap Meet its
#144-1971 BMW 2800 CS 2-door Sedan.
S/N 2280048. White/tan leather. Nice older re
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paint that was friendly because it waved as it
went by. Rubber weatherstripping was cracked.
Soft trim in need of TLC. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD
AT $5,000. Used and abused, drive it till it drops,
then just walk (or run) away.
#464-1976 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
Coupe. S/N 9117600476. White/black leather.
ity reported on this car closer to the $14K
#272-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 250 LWB
7-passenger Sedan. S/N WDB 12302B 121081.
Black/dark blue leather. No divider. Clean, sheetmetal
and chrome straight and no sign of dam-
Sunroof. Whale tail. Promoted as a "gray market"
car, 25-year rule applied. Car had
evidence of front-end repair on top and underneath.
Soft trim shows more than average wear
for a 75,000-mile car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD
AT $14,000. While legal in the US, California
restrictions were a little tougher and could be a
problem for someone not DMV-savvy. Plenty
of money offered.
#266-1979 PORSCHE 911 Targa. S/N
9117600476. Black/black leather. Black top.
Whale tail, A/C. Body showed some less-
Blue/gray leather. Sunroof. Very well presented
and preserved. Less than 30,000 miles and no
visible signs of abuse. Some minor wear and
tear on driver's seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$38,850. Sold on second trip over the block.
Fair enough price for what appeared to be a
than-professional repairs. Engine compartment
was recently detailed, masking some
possible oil problems to go with 142,000 miles
shown. No California smog certificate either.
Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. While
Porsches are a California thing, without a
smog cert and with high miles, they are nearly
an impossible sale in the Golden State.
#456-1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL
Convertible. S/N WDBBA45A9BB0026.
Bronze metallic/creme leather. Dark brown
#207-1989 FERRARI MONDIAL Convertible.
S/N ZFFFC33A7K00824. Black/
black leather with red highlights. Black top.
drive. Carried black California plate, all original
parts except updated tires and electrical
system converted to 12 volts. Minor dings
and dents. Chrome work a little past prime.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,245. Very strong price
for the condition. Another example of growing
popularity of wagons, even the two-door
#188-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible.
S/N VC57A193970. Light yellow/
yellow-gray vinyl. White top. Power windows
age. Featured correct chrome wheels, more than
100K showing on the odometer. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $9,765. While this is an unusual body style
for the US, in Europe many are still used as
taxis. Strong money, really—and just what are
you going to do with it?
#240-1995 PORSCHE 993 CARRERA
2-door Coupe. S/N WP0AA29965S3200.
appearance including tires and wheels. Appears
to have been well taken care of. Odometer
showing just over 60,000 miles. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $3,150. About right for this nondistinctive
piece of history. Will always be a
curiosity, but will anyone ever care?
#93-1949 WILLYS JEEP 2-door Station
Wagon. S/N 463112242. Burgundy with tanbrown
trim/brown vinyl seats. Two-wheel
soft top, metallic bronze hard top. Unique
color, well presented, 65,000 miles showing.
Stood out from other SLs at the sale with
clean but not perfect presentation. Detailing
absent from underneath hood. Cond: 3+. NOT
SOLD AT $11,200. ! admit to not being a big
SL fan, but the price offered did seem a little
low. Perhaps this was because of the single to
duplex cam chain update needed on high-mile
380 engines. There was some post-sale activ-
Heavily modified with stereo by Sony and
under-chassis neon. Used for promotional purposes,
car was clean and straight, but wiring
was a nightmare, even though it all worked.
Luggage compartment housed a 20" woofer!
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. This is not
the car for the serious Ferrari buyer. Maybe
the Sounds 'R Us guys would be interested.
#142-1970 HONDA N-600 2-door Sedan.
S/N AN6001022090. Yellow/black vinyl. California
blue-plate car, restored to original
and seats. 283-220 hp. Very sharp restoration
in unusual but pleasant color scheme, front
end chrome a little hazy and top fit was a tad
wrinkled, otherwise very nice over all. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $68,250. Very strong money for
a '57 Chevy without dual carb or fuelie set-up.
Unique color and power toys added to this
value. Final sale was done off block. Top cars
continue to bring top dollar from buyers who
want immediate gratification, not a project.
#223-1960 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE
2-door Delivery Sedan. S/N 011703299240.
Red with Texaco logos/black vinyl. Canadian
built. Tired-looking suspension. Best viewed
from fifty feet away. Ran out well enough but
could have used mechanical attention, cosmet-
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#134-1963 BUICK INVICTA 4-door Station
Wagon. S/N 6J2002038. Tan/dark brown
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ics were fair inside and out. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $7,140. Unique body style that few really
want to own. Better as a commercial vehicle or
mobile signboard than a hard-core collector's
#193-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N 00867S105258. Red with
white coves/red vinyl seats. White soft top
tray, no signs of rust-out repair. All the proper
equipment, top to bottom. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $32,550. True high performance on the
street, but letter cars have been a little soft on
the auction block lately, especially later, lessdesirable
#181-1962 CHEVROLET 300-H 2-door
Convertible. S/N 842312309. Turquoise
vinyl. Factory A/C. Well-maintained Southern
California car, gentle family use, soft trim better
than would be expected. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$5,723. Big family wagons from mid-range makers
are rare and gaining in collector interest,
perhaps as a retro alternative to the ubiquitous
minivan. The cars seem to be edging up in price.
#187-1974 CHEVROLET LAGUNA S-3
2-door Hardtop. S/N 1E37Y41468503. Red
with white stripes/black vinyl. Black vinyl
with hard top. Paint was dull and chrome was
starting to show its age. Front end fiberglass
repairs were even visible to untrained eye.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,213. Needed cosmetic
attention. If the new owner spends $5,000
on a total freshening, he'll have a handsome
car bought right.
#60-1961 CHEVROLET 300-G 2-door
Hardtop. S/N 8413151113. White/red vinyl.
Factory A/C blowing cold. Near-perfect restoration,
some minor aging seen on package
metallic/tan vinyl. Tan top. Older restoration
starting to show the "wash-n-wear" effect of a
metallic finish. Top had minor sags from being
repeatedly stretched. Chrome and metal
straight. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,600. The
rarest of all letter cars by production, but also
the least desirable. Lackluster styling and
oddball color schemes don't show up as price
guide categories, but they definitely influence
the market value of a collector car.
top. Excellent preservation. Straight, rust-free
metal and well-kept low miles (under 3,000).
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,550. Built for
NASCAR production rules in limited numbers.
Not the top performer, but definitely an oddity
for the Chevy collector who has to have one of
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by Steve Cram
1962 Maserati 3500 Sebring SI
Odometer: 69,987 kms (no records)
Exterior color: bright red (repaint)
Interior color: non-original black vinyl to driver's seat;
black leather to passenger seat and rear seats. Traditional
wood to dash fascia and steering wheel.
Equipment: Maserati DOHC in-line six-cylinder, 3694
cc, 245 bhp. Converted from original Lucas injection to
three Weber carburetors. Five-speed manual transmission,
power disc brakes, Borrani wheels.
Condition: Using traditional rating scale of 1 to 5
(1, perfect; 2, very good; 3, good/average; 4, fair; 5, poor;
6, parts only), this vehicle is in #6 condition and not
restorable considering costs.
Exterior: Very poor physical specimen loaded with rust
and Bondo, apparently completely skinned in Bondo prior
to poor-quality repaint in bright red (original color not
known). Car has sustained tremendous accident to left
front. Driver's door is a mess. Driver's power window
doesn't work. Hood is decent (one support missing), some
chrome items in front are not correct. Trunk lid may have
been replaced. Lenses are #3 good; glass #4. Wheels are
decent but need to be tuned. Tires are decent.
Interior: Driver's seat upholstered in vinyl; now has
huge hole in left side seam and is poorly matched to
original type of leather. Leather to passenger seat all apart.
Rear seat is decent but needs redo. Rugs are low-quality
replacements. Console is not attached. Dashboard slightly
"off" and possibly bent upward on left side. Steering wheel
wood has been poorly repaired. Pedal covers missing.
Reutter-type front seats are salvageable.
Trunk compartment: Re-carpeted. No tools.
Engine compartment: VIN tag rivets look to be original
and correct. Body wiring has been tampered with.
Cooling system and radiator painted poorly. Carburetors
look tired and need complete rebuild.
Undercarriage: Bent frame with incorrect welding in
more than one place; biggest hit is very obvious. Steering
system unacceptable and dangerous. Servo on brakes nonoperational.
Brake lines, cylinders, etc. in poor condition.
Water pump disconnected, no pulley. Bushings to same
and to steering are shot. Engine mounts a mess. Pinion
seal leaking. Exhaust/muffler system incorrect. Bondo and
rust visible both on frame and on body underside.
Mechanics: Appraiser deems this unit dangerous to
operate and will not test it.
History: Model brought out in 1962 to follow the 3500
series. Available only as a notchback two-door body by
Vignale. Still low on collector's list, it has very limited longrange
value appreciation. Although ruggedly built, most
units fell into abusive hands. Origins of this car not available
but presumably sold new in Europe since speedometer
is in kilometers.
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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars
AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph
Chassis number: DB41818IL
Engine number: 3701818
Further, in the fine print in every auction company
is a "caveat emptor" phrase that goes something
like, "no matter what we say in this catalog,
we don't really mean it."
1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV
he Aston Martin DB4 was introduced at the 1958
London Motor Show to great acclaim. Its beautiful yet
understated coachwork was by the famed styling house
Touring of Milan. Touring utilized the Superleggera
process in which aluminum panels were attached to a
steel tube frame, the overall effect being that the body
was light, yet rigid. The newly designed Tadek Marek DOHC 3.7-liter
engine produced an impressive 240 bhp, which propelled the Aston
from 0 to 60 in under 10 seconds. Most notable, the Series IV DB4s
featured a wider ratio gearbox, twin-plate Borg & Beck clutch and a
much improved suspension system, all of which further elevated the
DB4 well beyond most of its touring contemporaries.
The Aston Martin shown here is a thoroughly sporting example of the
most desirable model produced, known today as the Series IV. It has
benefited from a recent repaint and consequently appears to be in very
presentable condition. For those collectors who appreciate and understand
the benefit of originality, this example will surely appear more than
attractive, as the interior has never been tainted by restoration. The engine
bay and motor appear to be in presentable condition as well. This DB4 is
also understood to be with its desirable tool roll, spare tire and jack.
This DB4 was sold at the RM auction at Amelia Island, March 10,
2001 ,for $71,500 including buyer's premium. This was a good deal. In
fact, this was a really smart deal. And it came about despite a rather
underwhelming description in the auction company's catalog. So hang
on here as I perform a rare task, criticizing an auction company for
understating a car's condition in a catalog.
I understand that auction companies are in
the business of selling cars, and that their shorter
catalog descriptions are turned out like cookies
from a machine, full of phrases like "never tainted
by restoration," "remarkable example," "presentable
engine bay" and the like.
Original list price
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to us, and that would be important to any buyer, were never mentioned in
the catalog description. The major omissions included the following:
undamaged/straight/correct/never-rusted chassis; fantastic body gaps;
Swiss restoration and correct matching-number engine and chassis.
(The engine number wasn't even listed in the catalog.) DB4s are rarely
found with original, non-repaired chassis, let alone great panel fit and
their original motor.
The restoration, which was performed 36,000 km ago, and was done
to such a high standard that it is still holding up nicely, is a testament to
the shop that performed the work. But all the catalog had was a bowl of
vanilla-pudding text declaring that "This Aston...blah blah blah...is the
most desirable model produced."
Distributor cap .. $45, available from the factory
However, in the case of this specific car, the
auction company left out so many of the strong
points of the car that the "caveat emptor" could
really have read, "buyer, pay close attention, you
may be getting a real deal here." This may eventually
play out as a benefit to a qualified observerl
buyer, as in the case of this DB4 , which is much better than
And in response to the catalog's statement that the DB4 Series IV is
the most desirable model produced, an informal survey of 15 Aston
owners who were asked which DB4 is the most
desirable would probably bring 15 different answers.
It's too subjective, and frankly a DB4GT
Zagato, a DB4GT, a DB4C or a DB4 Vantage
may all be "more desirable." And ultimately, who
cares? Are you buying an entry in the "DB4 Miss
Universe Contest" or a car?
Located on plate in engine
Engine # On top of block, front left-hand side
Club Aston Martin Owners Club,
Attn: Susan Laskey, 1301 Avenue of the
Americas, 30th Floor, New York, NY
10019; e-mail email@example.com
Ferrari 330 GT 2+2,
Jaguar E-type coupe, Maserati 3500,
Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, Iso Grifo
This particular DB4 (and it was a 1962, not a 1964, as stated in RM's
catalog) was offered by the seller to my shop prior to this sale with
accurate photographs and a verbal description of its three-owner Swiss
history. A number of very important positive facts, which were presented
DB4s are the lightest and sportiest of the "DB"
series of cars. They are relatively easy to maintain,
if you purchase one in top condition and a
great bunch of enthusiasts are active in the club.
Factory support for parts is fantastic and you
won't see another one coming at you in traffic. So
what does all of this really mean?
At the end of the day, this car, which went to an
SCM subscriber, was a relative steal. This may be
because the buyer exercised due diligence, looked
the car over, discovered its specific strengths and ignored the vague platitudes
of the catalog. What this means is that if you are truly interested in a
car, there is no substitute for examining it yourself, or having an expert
take a look for you. Who knows, you might just find another diamond like
this one.—Steve Serio
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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By Gary Anderson
ear Mr. Anderson: I would like to get your words of
wisdom on purchasing an E-type Jaguar. I have found
a nice (condition #2) 1970 Series II, no rust, with an
engine rebuild, for around $21,000 . I have also found
a 1973 Series !!! V12 (condition #2+) in red for about
$25 ,000 .
I plan on keeping the car for at least five years and likely more. My
question to you is: Do you feel the V12 is a better investment in the long
run than the Series II automobile?—N. P., via e-mail
As a former economist, I feel obligated to tell you that serial production
cars are generally not good investments, at least not in relative
terms. I can't think of any car that would have beaten an equivalent
investment in a diversified index fund over almost any five-year period,
even taking into account the recent stock market corrections.
(The only exception to this might be limited-production cars with
extraordinary provenance, such as Maserati 200/300/450Ss and a variety
of 250 Ferrari competition cars.—ED.)
I don't think there is any way of saying whether a Series II or III Etype
in equivalent condition is going to appreciate significantly over the
next five years. For one
thing, you need to factor in
the uncertainty involved in
buying any car. When you
buy a share of stock, the
final price is that day's market
quote plus a broker's
commission. Period. But
with a car, chances are that
a problem is going to appear
that neither you nor
the seller would have anticipated,
one which could
cost 20 to 25 percent of the
purchase price. And that's
just the beginning. Let's not
think about insurance, title
and registration fees, tuneups
and other maintenance.
Today, we can say that
the purer Series II cars
have appreciated faster than the more refined, but more complicated,
Series III cars over the past five years. However, in the next five years,
who knows? Having reached their peak relative to the more desirable,
and hence more expensive, Series I E-types, prices for Series II cars
might stabilize while demand shifts to Series Ills, pushing their prices
up. Or not.
The main thing for you to realize is that these are dramatically
different cars that happen to share common styling themes. The Series
II is a true sports car, the ultimate development of the original E-type.
While it may not have the raw performance of the early Series I, it has
vastly improved creature comforts, better brakes and engine cooling
that actually works, even on hot days. The Series III, by contrast, is
Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership
Investing in E-types
Then Chopping Them Up
longer, heavier and more powerful, with an even more comfortable
interior, but isn't nearly as agile on the twisty bits. You'll also find
that its 12-cylinder engine, which is burdened with an extraordinarily
complicated emissions system, may be very expensive to maintain
properly. But there is no other car whose engine makes quite the same
sound as the marvelous Jaguar twelve.
So, my bottom-line suggestion is to take both of the cars out and
drive them. Think about how you're going to use them—long-distance
tours, short backroad spins, cruising down the boulevard on Sunday
ice-cream runs? Then make your decision based on the one that you
think will be the most fun for you. On the plus side, if you buy a good
car and take care of it properly, neither an SII nor an SIII is likely to go
down in value over the next five years. In the end, though, the expectation
of significant financial gain is simply not the reason to buy
either one of these cars.
Dear Mr. Anderson: The clutch on my Series I E-type is fried. (Maybe
this wasn't the best car with which to teach my 15-year-old daughter how
to drive a stick shift.) My classic Jaguar mechanic tells me the whole
drivetrain has to come out of the car to fix it. That's ridiculous; who
would design a car that
way? Anyway, do you think
I could cut the transmission
tunnel inside the car and lift
the gearbox out that way?
—C.F., Boulder, CO
Will a V12 Jaguar be worth more in the future than a Series II?
mechanic is right; he's not
just trying to set you up to
make a few of his boat payments.
One aspect of the
Jaguar's drop-dead styling
is that the car is built with
a monococque chassis from
the firewall back, with a tubular
frame and front crossstructure
the picture frame) forward
of the engine. This structure
had originally been de-
veloped for the Jaguar D-types that won at Le Mans.
There is no way of simply lifting off a tranny tunnel and pulling
out the clutch and transmission (the way you might do, say, on an
Austin-Healey). Instead, the mechanic will have to remove that huge
front bonnet/fender structure, then drop the engine and transmission
out of the main chassis before changing the clutch. The last thing you
want to do is to start cutting on the monococque to avoid this task.
Anything you saved in mechanic's time would be lost two or three
times over in resale value. It's just one of the realities facing the owners
of these gorgeous cars.
Mr. Anderson is Publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct
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52 LAGONDA, white w/green Connolly
hide int, Wilton carpets, green Everflex top,
all alum w/ Bentley coachbuilt body, dual
overhead cam, independent front/rear susp,
rack/pinion steering, front disc brakes, totally
restored, rhd, 35.5K mi, owned by
Jack Nicholson $50,000. Josh, 212-9293909.
59 DB 2/4 MK III, unrestored, no rust,
missing some eng pieces and trans, exc
project $24,500 OBO. 618-222-1122. IL
66 DB6 COUPE, new red paint w/new tan
leather int, incld headliner, lhd, matching
#s, factory We, chrome wires, new clutch, pw,
recent service $72,500. Fantasy Junction,
510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA
69 DBS, full power, very good driver, blk
int, nice car $14,500. Jim, 708-387-9934.
70 DBS COUPE, exceptional original car
w/27K mi, new dark green finish and chrome
ww, fine orig int, ZF 5-spd, a/c, museum
display past ten yrs $29,500 call fir details.
72 DBS V8 COUPE, Yeoman red w/blk
Connolly leather, full records back to day
1, Ihd, auto, a/c, 8-track, tool roll, jack,
books and warranty, 1 of 40 originally sold
in N America, fuel injected V8, call for details
$29,850. DIrs, 617-783-1800. MA
76 coupe, V8, red/blk leather, 36K mi, auto,
a/c, rust & accident free, professional restoration
$40,000. 954-752-4112. FL
78 V8, blk/tan leather, 51K mi, a very clean
original car, always garaged and well maintained
$39,000. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
81 LAGONDA, red w/tan int, 29K mi,
dohc V8, a/c, sunroof, power seats, auto
trans $12,000. 330-468-2253. OH
83 LAGONDA, 15K orig mi, 1 of 644 hand
built cars, dark blue, moonroof, factory
tinted glass, digital inst, dual air horns,
plush rugs over Wilton carpet, telephone,
mint $45,000. Bob Turnquist, 973-6271882.
54 100-4 BN1, blk/blk, fully restored, rebuilt
eng w/3K mi, exc cond $25,000. 617492-6119.
55 100-4 BN-1, car disassembled & chassis
derusted, std eng, trans with o/d & susp
all restored, Healey blue lacquer, seats are
blue leather w/gray piping and blue carpets,
top and tonneau, sss wheels, tools &
bag, side curtains and stow bag $32,500.
56 100M, factory M w/certificate/in registry,
white/blk, blk leather int, professional
frame-off restoration to original standards,
just completed, beautiful car $49,950. 386426-6405.
57 FX4, diesel, red velour custom interior.
$10,500 OBO. 610-626-4220. 610-9091420
60 BUG EYE SPRITE, roadster, a simply
magnificent ground-up restoration, complete,
willow green and beautifully detailed
$18,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO
60 MINI, just rebuilt 998cc eng, new
clutch hydraulics, trans gone through w/
many new parts, eng bay detailed, new tires,
battery, nice body, cream w/drk green roof,
Hella driving lights, Cosmic wheels, very
nice blk vinyl Mt, lhd, new carpets, and
more $7,000. 814-778-5566. PA
63 3000 MK II, green/blk leather, tri-carb,
o/d, roll-up windows, pw brakes, rhd, mint
$26,500. 516-541-9541. NY
66 MINI MOKE, rare, auto, 1275cc, restored,
rust-free original, burgundy/tan
seats and top $12,950. 901-351-4787.
67 3000 BJ8, Olde English white w/blk
int, maintained to factory spec, 48.5K orig
mi, chrome wires, BMC radio, all records,
Natnl show winner, FL car $33,500. 954349-3213.
67 3000 MK III ROADSTER, burgundy,
6-cyl, 44K mi, new clutch, radiator, water
& fuel pump, top, servo, many other parts
replaced over the years, owner 15 yrs, excellent
car, well maintained, drives great,
always garaged $16,900. Hank Why, 603569-2212.
67 AUSTIN PRINCESS, 5K mi, customized
in England, orig equipment and owner
used exclusively for personal, diesel, rhd,
brown, cream leather, minibar, refrigerator,
pw, a/c-heat, AM-FM cassette $56,500
nego. 713-781-7719. TX
35 3-1/2 litre drophead, Park Ward, very
nice CA car, new wheel discs and Connolly
leather int $89,000 trades considered. Vintage,
53 R-type Continental, Mulliner body, Ihd,
stick shift, 1 of 23, original green paint,
beautiful wood and interior $210,000.
203-552-1420 days, CT. 914-234-6758
51 MANHATTAN, 4-door convertible
sedan, just out of 25 yr inside storage, green
w/green leather, not a #1 car but a nice rustfree
car $17,800. 607-756-6578 days. 607753-1801
6-8 pm. NY
36 SS TOURER, 2-1/2 litre push rod engine,
cream, green trim, very proper, nicely
restored car, 1st Place at Pebble Beach
$98,000. Terry Larson, 480-984-8501. FAX
49 XK 120 ALLOY, red/tan, JCNA Natl
Concours winner, very nice car, tools &
side curtains $98,000. Terry Larson, 480984-8501.
FAX 480-984-5219 AZ
52 XK 120 OTS, black coachwork, biscuit
and red hides, Wilton carpet, STF canvas
top and side screens, original tool roll, skirt
w/optional racing screens, older authentic
restoration of original zero rust. CA car
$45,000 firm. 805-988-1848. CA
53 XK 120 ROADSTER, drk grey, red
leather, low mileage, absolutely superb
example that runs magnificently $59,500.
Kirk White, 386-427-6660. FL
55 XK 140M ROADSTER, Frame-off restoration,
all new chrome, wiring, interior,
Olde English white, maroon leather, black
cloth top, pictures at: www.GFSLcom
$45,000. Dan, 315-789-4575. NY
56 XK 140 MC DHC, #s match, complete
body-off concours restoration, cream/tan int,
everything new or rebuilt $92,500 parts car
also. Ken, 519-942-1722. CANADA ON
57 XK 140 ROADSTER, red w/blk leather
int and white top, very solid and runs well,
all #s match, side curtains and skirts
$22,500 firm. 719-564-1024. CO
58 XK 150 ROADSTER, #s match, Olde
English white, red int, new blk canvas top,
stick shift, o/d, new chrome, wire wheels,
no rust, exc cond, runs/drives fantastic
$39,500. FAX 305-864-4350 FL
59 XK 150S OTS ROADSTER, green/biscuit,
lhd, 59K mi, known history, chrome
spokes, all S features, West Coast car, no
rust ever, superbly maintained, tools,
spares, manuals, perfect body fits, exc driver
$65,000. Steven Steers, 847-295-2257. IL
60 KOUGAR JAGUAR, Crosthwaite
and Gardiner designed, 68 4.2L, 4-spd,
o/d, IRS, rack and pinion, rhd, 4 wheel
disc brakes, fast, beautiful $23,500. 530872-0854.
63 XKE ROADSTER, needs restoration,
silver blue, dark blue interior, stored since
1977 $22,500. 661-254-6188. CA
64 SI ROADSTER. Olde English white
with red interior. Totally original, matching
numbers, excellent paint, excellent
interior. Drives and handles like new.
$38,500. See pictures and details at
website: www.1964jaguar.com . 651-4391631.
66 E TYPE XKE, 4.2 Series 1 roadster, #s
match, It blue body, drk blue canvas top
and Connolly Mt, 1K mi since ground-up
restoration, eng blueprinted, no leaks,
JCNA Concours 99+ pts, simply gorgeous
AZ car $64,000. 520-575-8129. AZ
68 XKE ROADSTER, AZ car, they get no
better, red urethane enamel w/biscuit
leather, new ground up restoration on a
rust-free 38K mi car, flawless, covered headlights,
tri-carb, 1 owner since '78 $47,500
OBO. 520-474-9862. AZ
69 XICE ROADSTER, new red paint & blk
top and red int, 4K mi, rebuilt eng, clutch,
trans, 4.2L engine, 3-carb, new chrome wire
wheels, Konis $26,500. 319-359-3149. IA
70 XKE ROADSTER, with rare optional
hardtop, Regency red w/saddle interior and
soft top, wire wheels, excellent condition,
drive anywhere, 4-spd $30,500 OBO. 920887-0530
leave mess. WI
71 XKE ROADSTER, 6-cyl, 4-spd, midnight
blue, professional rebuilt motor and
trans, show quality paint and chrome, new
exhaust, wire wheels, excellent $23,500.
63 Land Rover SII LWB. BRG/white
hardtop with canvas soft top. RHD,
5-main bearing Defender 90 diesel 2.5liter,
4-speed manual. All the following
new: exhaust, rear door, fuel tank, brakes,
radiator. Recently prepared for subSaharan
African trip. Fantastic off-road
Land Rover. $12,650 obo. Atlanta. 770751-6735.
63 ELITE, red w/silver top, blk int, Climax,
Series II, ZF trans, 23K mi, fitted luggage,
completed New England 1000, excellent
$37,000. 910-897-2238. FAX 910897-2644
67 ELAN, red on blk, frame-off restoration
$19,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, red/blk, big
valve cylinder head, Webers, knock-offs,
complete older restoration, excellent mechanics
and cosmetics throughout
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67 ELAN COUPE, killer vintage racer, new
stiffened powder coated frame, full chrome
moly roll cage, powder coated real Minilite
center lock wheels, alum radiator, 26R style
headlights, adjustable fabricated suspension,
dry sump, Quaife rear end, fuel cell
$45,000. Paul Quiniff, 847-299-4521. IL
69 ELAN S4, nice driver, very original
$12,900. 805-376-0400. CA
72 ELAN SPRINT ROADSTER, (S4),
red/white, blk, excellent original car, needs
nothing, maintained by dlr $19,900. 630655-3535.
74 EUROPA, twin cam, yellow, blk int,
9,200 mi, everything original, tools &
books, tires $16,000. 815-467-5997. IL
78 ESPRIT S2, blk, tan/brown int, 7,540
orig mi $12,000. 215-257-9764. 215-2054347.PA
80 ESPRIT S2, excellent, black, show winner,
BBS alloys $10,900. 561-595-3000. FL
85 TURBO ESPRIT, yellow w/blk int,
37K mi, clean history, needs minor work
$12,000. 631-669-1245. NY
34 MG PA, Airline coupe, 1 of 28 built,
restored in '87, call for details $65,000.
48 MG TC, red/biscuit leather, 1 owner,
original car, body-off restoration, heated
storage $16,000 BO. Sonny, 631-6530661.
52 MG TD, cream w/red leather, 2-yr frameup
restoration, you can choose chrome wire
wheels for $23,500 or discs for $21,000
OBO. Barry Thompson, 860-589-3745.
860-747-5745 work. CT
53 MG TD, red/red, excellent condition,
dependable, honorable heritage $15,200.
53 MG TD, yellow w/green leather, earlier
restoration, wonderful driver, references
available $10,000 OBO. 717-249-2822. PA
54 MG TF, absolutely impeccable, show
winner, many extras, Olde English/biscuit
leather, tan canvas top, very fine car
$37,500. 541-317-5128 days. 541-3828796
54 MG TF, 1250, wire wheels, recent res-
toration, cream w/green leather int, looks
and runs great $16,000. 408-354-6527. CA
55 MG TF 1500, in concours condition
and mechanically perfect. Bob, The
Autoworks, 201-358-0200. NJ
58 MGA ROADSTER, Twin Cam, AZ rustfree
car, recent professional eng rebuild,
disassembled for restoration $15,000 may
59 MGA ROADSTER, 200 mi on concours
restoration, blk body and canvas top and
side curtains, red leather, burl walnut dash,
excellent driver, proven winner at big
shows $25,000. 812-876-1355. IN
67 MGB, dark green/tan, totally restored,
in, out and underneath, new everything,
overdrive, centrelock Minilites, Connolly
leather, show quality and functionally
superb, photos at www.sportsleicht.com
$17,500 trades. TC wtd. Alex Dearborn,
67 MGB/GT, green/tan, 5-main engine, o/
d, completely restored to show quality, all
new MG parts, clean in and out, underneath
$17,500. 978-887-6644. MA
70 MGB ROADSTER, British racing
green, no rust, completely restored, new int
& chrome, new rubber, engine rebuilt, summer
car only, a real head turner $11,900. Dick
Yellin, 518-885-2652. FAX 518-8842731
53 NASH-HEALEY ROADSTER, silver
body, red leather int, blk soft top, side curtains,
1 of 504 built, 6-cyl oliv, twin carb,
3-spd manual floor trans, radio, 53K mi,
restored and detailed $43,000 OBO. 517725-2172
30 PHANTOM II, long wheelbase saloon,
custom body by Hooper, chassis #45GN,
documented history $85,000 OBO/trades
consid. 714-744-1398. CA
37 25-30, unique Kellow-Falkener coupe,
red w/blk, older paint $45,000. 204-2693903.
49 SILVER WRAITH SALOON,
coachbuilt by James Young, this is a magnificent
original car with documentation
back to its original owner, absolutely gorgeous
$36,250. 314-524-6000. MO
51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only
Mulliner convertible built on Silver
Wraith chassis, 1 of 2 2-passenger convertibles.
$195,000 trades considered. Vintage,
55 SILVER WRAITH, lwb, w/division,
complete drivetrain conversion to GM,
including all steering, suspension, brakes,
wiring, gauges, etc, ready in spring, choose
your colors $55,000. 757-855-8128. VA
58 SILVER CLOUD I, sand/brown, 2-tone,
air, charming, western states original
$25,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447.
60 PHANTOM V, lhd w/division, white/
burgundy leather, in storage for 10 years
$34,500. 630-972-1093. IL
61 SC II MULLINER CONV, blk/tan,
excellent orig CA car, needs cosmetics
$135,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
64 CLOUD III, Mulliner Park Ward convertible,
lhd US drive, a/c, all pw, white/
red leather, exc cond $99,000 OBO/trades.
Regal, 954-989-9777. FL
64 SILVER CLOUD 111, 2-owner car, rhd,
pw, ps, a/c, new trans, books & records, rustfree,
always garaged, CA car, well kept, 74K
orig mi $19,900. 818-988-1045. CA
73 CORNICHE COUPE, lhd, white w/
blue hides, 41K orig mi, restored, owner
history, beautiful throughout $28,900.
76 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, the
most sophisticated convertible in the
world, flawless silver, impeccable royal
blue leather & royal blue electric top, magnificent
burl walnut, only 73K certified 1
owner miles, all books $45,000. Charles
Schmitt & Co, 314-352-9100. MO
79 SILVER SHADOW II, 4-dr sedan, sky
blue, 8-cyl, 24K US miles, all original, a/c,
2-owners, exc cond, replaced odometer
when shipped from England, right side
driver $23,000 OBO. 703304-1997.
80 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE,
32K orig mi, tan leather, blue
piping, completely original,
mint cond, CA car from new
$55,000 OBO. 831-6243438.
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52 TR2. Smallmouth, longdoor. TR4
engine and front disc. Straight and hard.
Needs finishing. Have all parts. Runs
excellent. Quite a bargain. $3,950. 805466-1015
59 TR3A, total restoration 98/99, sorted,
competitive, beautiful, billet crank,
Carillos, Ford 8" axle $18,900 $19,900
with trailer. 419-886-2236. OH
61 TR3A ROADSTER, white, 4-cyl, 35K
mi, completely restored, all new chrome,
orig int, seats filled with foam, no rust, always
stored $15,000 nego. George Likes
63 TR4, red/black, beautiful car, a fun
summer driver, new top, clean interior,
solid as a rock. $11,500. 847-272-1450.
69 SPITFIRE, factory hardtop, Panasport
wheels, rebuilt motor and trans, never
rusted, desirable year $9,000. Dlr, 847247-0447.
76 TR6, yellow/blk, 10K orig mi, rust-free,
unrestored original vehicle $18,500. 201505-0626.
80 TR7 SPYDER, 1 of 200 made, one registered
owner, 18K mi, always garaged, like
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he Roadster pictured here is a Drauz-built
50,000-mile California car. It was meticulously
and comprehensively restored by a Porsche
specialist. Presented in Fjord Green with a
brown interior, a tan cloth top and chrome
wheels, it has seen little use since restoration.
Part of a fifty-car collection, this 356 has been consistently
and professionally maintained in a climate-controlled environment.
Still essentially perfect, it is ready to satisfy its new
owner on show fields, weekend drives or in today's popular
and numerous historic tour events.
This 3568 Roadster sold at RM's Amelia Island auction in
Florida on March 10, 2001, for $63,800 including buyer's premium. It
was described as being in very nice condition overall, with good panel
gaps. The only negative was a few small rust bubbles in the bottom of the
driver's door. If the odometer reading (53 ,068) is accurate and original,
the numbers match and the quality of the restoration is consistently high
throughout the car, the price is just outside the high end of the current
The B Roadster sits in a desirable position among the many and
varied 356 models since it is a direct descendant of the original Speedster,
yet has most of the upgrades made to the final editions of the 356
line. It was the last Porsche designed to be driven to the track, have its
windshield unbolted, raced, reassembled and driven home.
While Porsche made Cabriolets from the very beginning of production,
it was the Speedster line,first introduced for
the 1955 model year, that opened new horizons
for the young auto manufacturer. A strippeddown,
lightweight model with laughable weather
protection, it was extremely competitive in its class
in SCCA racing and captured the imagination of
the public through appearances in movies like
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
In mid-1958 the Speedster was retired. It was
renamed the Convertible D (the D referring to its
body builder, Drauz, in Heilbron, Germany), and
uprated with a new, higher windshield, roll-up windows,
regular coupe-type seats and a roomier top.
The body and chassis of the Convertible D were
the same as the Speedster, but the refined cockpit
atop a body that had all the redesigned elements of the 3568 models.
Mechanical updates of the 1960 B models over earlier Speedsters
included bigger oil pumps, stronger connecting rods, improved shift
linkages, finned brake drums, tapered roller bearings for the front axles,
improved ZF steering gearboxes and the availability of the highhorsepower
Super 90 engine with a counterbalanced crankshaft.
The nomenclature of the 356 Speedster can be confusing. In essence,
the Speedster, which evolved into the Convertible D, finally became the
356 Roadster. One performance model, three name variations (Speedster/Convertible
D1Roadster). Just to add to the confusion, the final 356
body style was introduced with two engine cooling grilles, leading to the
term twin-grille Roadster, used only for the 1962 models (all 1960 and
'61 356Bs have a single grille on the engine lid).
Chassis # On horizontal bulkhead under front
lid, just forward of gas tank
Engine # On rearmost engine crankcase piece,
in between generator and crankshaft pulley
Porsche 356 Registry,
27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092
MGB, Triumph TR4, Alfa
Giulietta Spider Veloce, Mercedes 190SL
made the car far closer to the Porsche ideal of everyday, all-weather use so
central to the marque's image in Europe. The 356A Cabriolet continued as
Porsche's touring, rather than performance, model.
For the 1960 model year, Porsche introduced the 356B models with a
host of sweeping changes aimed at reliability, durability and drivability.
The completely revised Convertible D was now called the Roadster. The
top and windshield were nearly identical to the Convertible D but sat
For 356 cognoscenti, the Roadster is a natural
choice, representing the last of the Speedster
line with all of the 356B improvements. While
Cabriolets shared the mechanical upgrades, once
the two are viewed side-by-side, the superior
beauty of the Roadster is apparent. The Roadster
has, in addition to its chrome-framed windshield,
different doors, a different rear cowl and a different
top. The differences are subtle but unmistakable,
resulting in the lighter and sportier look of
Porsche 356s were built to be used on a daily
basis, so true low-mileage cars like this are hard
to find. As for the corrosion observed, the rustproofing
was so primitive in this era that even
otherwise dry, perfect cars can develop rust bubbles at the bottoms of the
doors, but this is not difficult to repair. Therefore, given the low miles,
even with the bit of isolated rust, the price paid was not out of range for
an exceptional machine. Top-notch 356s are continuing to bring prices
not seen since the late '80s, as collectors seek out the best of the best.
(Historical data courtesy of auction company.)
Sports Car Market
1960 Porsche 356B Roadster
Euro Carrera RS Sleepers
ear Mr. Schrager: l am looking at a European Carrera RS,
complete with a correct RS 2 .7-liter motor with mechanical
fuel injection and 210 DIN horsepower. The car looks to
be in immaculate physical and mechanical condition, with
just 67,000 miles and a recent bare-metal repaint in
original Chiffon White. It has a black
interior, 7 and 8 x 15 Fuchs alloys with black
centers and matching black graphics. The engine
was just fully gone through and updated with
Carrera chain tensioners and Turbo valve covers.
The seller is asking $26,500.
Before you fall off your chair, this is a 1974
Carrera RS, which I have been told are rarer than
the 1973 RS cars you have written about (April 2001
SCM, page 65). Is this car the fantastic bargain it
seems to be? Will it drive like a' 73 RS? Will it appreciate
like a '73 RS?—Ken W, Spokane, WA
Dear Ken: These cars are sleepers in the world of early 911s. Although
they were made in higher quantities than the 1973 cars, they are
almost completely ignored here in the US. While there were 1,590 1973
Carrera RS coupes produced, 2,184 1974-75 Carrera RS 2.7 coupes and
Targas were built. Some experts have found a few 1976 Carrera RS cars
as well, but my sources indicate those are actually 1975 cars sold in
1976. These European cars are not to be confused with the US Carreras
of 1974-75 equipped with the standard 175-hp (1974) or 165-hp (1975)
2.7 911S engine, rather than the more powerful RS-spec powerplant.
The engine for the 1974-75 Carrera RS cars is identical to the '73
version—a 2.7-liter mechanical fuel-injected flat six with 210 DIN horsepower
and a bountiful blend of low-end torque and high-rpm power.
The follow-up to the 1974-75 Carrera RS was the 1976-77 Carrera 3.0,
with an engine rated at 200 horsepower, quite similar to the 911SC.
However, these 1974-77 European Can -eras are not nearly as valuable
as an original 1973. This is because all 1974-77 911 Carreras have
virtually identical bodies to the 1978-83 911SC and the 1984-89 Carreras.
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There were no trick lightweight body panels or special modifications to
the transmission or front suspensions on these 1974-77 cars. Weight for
the 1974 and newer cars was increased by 100 kilograms, or about 10%
over the 1973 RS. In 1976, the European Carreras were fitted with a
completely new 3.0-liter engine with the latest Bosch CIS (Continuous
Injection System) fuel injection, rather than the NET (mechanical fuel
injection) of the older RS models.
Why did Porsche build the 3.0-liter when the 2.7 had power
galore? Two reasons: emission controls and cost. The 911SC has the
cheaper and far less complex CIS injection system that also lowers
emissions. CIS injection runs much cleaner and with better gas mileage
than the thirsty MFI system. Porsche realized that the CIS
system made more sense for series production cars than MR and
they also realized that the 2.7-liter block, based on the 2.0/2.2/2.4
engines, was at the limits of its development.
So is this 1974 Carrera RS a giant bargain? Well, yes, if the thrill
of driving an RS matters to you. This is an inexpensive way to get
much of the feel of the original. And this particular car, if it's as nice as
advertised, with body and chassis in near-perfect condition, is a very
good value. But will these unusual cars suddenly be discovered and race
past the value of the 1973 RS models? I doubt it.
The 1973 RS was developed around the final year of the original
body design. As the 911 ages, the purity and elegance of Butzi Porsche's
original creation is becoming clearer. While the 1974-77 European Carreras
have plenty of go power, they share a body style produced in very large
numbers from 1978-1989.
Further, the 1973 RS was the basis for period race cars while, by
mid-1974, Porsche was turning to turbocharging and very wide bodywork
to skirt the racing rules. These European 1974-75 2.7 RS and
1976-77 Can-era 3.0 cars weren't used much as race cars, just sweet
Considering what your options are in $26,000 Porsches (1964-65
356C/SC sunroof coupes, 1972-73 911S coupe or Targa, 1987-88 911
Carrera Cabriolet), if you want well-balanced high performance coupled
with a car that simply won't go down in value, this car is a logical choice.•
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64 2,885 original mi, excellent $34,950.
67 15K ml, white w/blk top, red/white int,
was in Concours d'Elegance '98, extra
tires, wheels, manuals, parts $16,000. Ken,
38327/8 cabriolet, #s match, 99% complete,
runs very well, rebuilt engine in 1986, nice
car $34,500 OBO. Jim, 708-387-9934. 708288-2588.IL
57 ISETTA 300, red w/new white int, body
is excellent & appears rust-free, rebuilt
motor, new tires, brakes, exhaust, paint
looks ok but deserves better, runs & drives
great $7,500. 703-327-4618. VA
58 s/w coupe, exacting frame-up, historically
accurate factory original restoration,
multiple First Place trophies winner, red/
gray, includes countless rare parts, manuals
and collectibles $14,800. 502-8754187.
622600L SEDAN, Bavarian blue & white,
50K km, V8, very good original car
$19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
68 2800 CS, dark green, chocolate brown
int, hi-perf eng, Webers, 5-spd, o/d, BBS
wheels, fresh tires, Koni, Cibie Oscar lights,
many spares, same owner since '72
$12,000. Dlr, 508-399-6320. 888-7386320.MA
71 3.0 CS coupe, diamond blue, stick shift,
wood, blk leather $9,800 OBO. 310-7938989.
72 3.0 CS, CA car, 2 owners, beautiful blue
& white w/beige int, 95K actual mi, auto
trans, pw windows, roof, everything original,
no rust, runs 100% $10,000 firm. Cort
Voorhees, 703-404-3158 home. 703-7873533
X-26 work. VA
72 3.0 CSi, blk/blk, air, carbs, Scheel seats,
Goodyear Aquatred tires, 29.5K mi, excellent
$17,500. 518-583-3348. NY
73 2002 Tii, beige/brown int, very special,
1-owner, picked up in Germany by current
owner, always garaged, low miles (80K),
manual trans, factory alum wheels, needs
minor cosmetics, never wrecked $20,000
OBO/serious calls. Bob, 307-721-2984.
307-745-7945 eves. WY
76 2002, white/navy, 4-spd, a/c, sunroof,
solid car, 74K mi, 2nd owner, just serviced
$6,500. 201-505-0626. NJ
80 M-1, Henna red/blk, 19,400 mi, superb
cond, open to trades and offers $98,500. Dlr.
58 HBR5, chassis #993 with optional large
Alfin brakes, good running engine, needs
some TLC $12,500. 323-656-7483. FAX
38 853A, parade phaeton, unrestored, excellent,
1 of 3 made, last existing example
$334,000. 804-973-8567. VA
38 320D, 4-door cabriolet, restored, rhd,
new top, int, chrome, paint, fabulous car,
history $43,500 offers/trades. 561 -3956188.
52 220 CABRIOLET A, beautiful white
with black top, perfect red leather, fitted
luggage, current owner 20+ yrs, all receipts
$48,000. 860-672-6639. CT
53 300S CONVERTIBLE, 2nd owner,
low miles, orig paint, interior $125,000.
54 300SL GULLWING, silver, 28K ml,
exceptional cond, flawless body, a must
see car $265,000. John Rider, 6 10-7795939.
57 220S CABRIOLET, ivory/red, lovely
orig CA car, 1 owner since 1960, runs
like new, no rust ever $45,500. 610-5848844.
58 220S CONVERTIBLE, gray/red,
accurately restored CA car, sorted and
ready, photos at www.sportsleicht.com
$70,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-8876644.
58 220S CONVERTIBLE, blk/red/white,
auto, needs minor restoration $20,000. 760944-8444.
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59 1905L, both tops, graphite gray, red
leather, original owner, never before offered,
non-restored southern CA car, in excellent
condition, complete records, owner's
manual, etc, $35,000 best offer over. 619584-4875.
60 190SL, Carmel/brown, new top, new
paint, good mechanics, great driver
$21,500. firstname.lastname@example.org , 814-4568667.
FAX 814-453-4978 PA
60 190SL, strawberry metallic, 190 SL
Group Best of Show winner, restored in,
out and underneath, photos at
www.sportsleicht.com $75,000. Alex
Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA
60 1905L, blue/tan, complete restoration,
show quality, two tops, new leather, carpet,
convertible top, paint, tires and
rechromed, serious inquiries only $36,000.
Ted, 614-854-3772. OH
60220SE CONVERTIBLE, dark red/tan,
beautifully restored CA show car with
recent major service, spectacular and
functionally excellent, photos at
www.sportsleicht.com $110,000. Alex
Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA
61 190SL, new paint and top, rust-free CA
blk plate car. $25,500. 805-376-0400. CA
62 1905L, silver/red, older restoration,
very nice driver, must be seen to appreciate,
very fast, 34K mi $26,900 OBO. Bernard
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64 300SE CONVERTIBLE, 6-cyl, auto,
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65 250SE CONVERTIBLE, new red
leather int and new top, wood striped new
dash, all new metal, rebuilt engine, in primer.
needs to be painted $15,000. Bill, 973-6610860.
65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy,
4-spd stick, restored, rust-free CA car,
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67 250SE COUPE, 14,500 mi, 1-owner CA
car, a/c, pw windows $25,000. 858-7597723.
69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, 119K, original
blue leather, new Haartz cloth top,
Nardi wheel, power windows, a/c, floor
automatic, runs dreamy $30,000.
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69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, 1-owner
since 1971,2 yr restoration just completed,
auto, a/c, new top and int, new paint, body
panels painted off the car, British racing
green, cognac leather, brown top, mechanically
excellent $42,500. 301-948-7722. MD
70 280SL, cream, 41K mi, all original, factory
a/c, 2nd owner, exc cond $17,500
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55 KR175 CONVERTIBLE, maroon with
tan interior, new engine seals $15,000.
55 SPEEDSTER, licensed show car, raspberry
pearl paint, custom matching int &
burgundy top, custom body, chromed
painted engine, Mazda oil cooler, complete
show display, trophies galore $32,555 firm.
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57 356 SPEEDSTER, excellent restored
condition, very original and correct
$54,000. 303-668-4555. CO
60 356D BODY ROADSTER, red/tan int,
orig radio, '63 SC eng, setup for racing,
original block, prey club racer, car is gorgeous
$45,000 OBO. 970-587-2241. CO
62 356 CABRIOLET, red/blk, new
leather, untouched original body, strong
engine $34,000. 303-668-4555. CO
62 356 COUPE, red/blk, new ml, new
eng, 100% rust-free $19,000. 303-3889788.
63 356B COUPE, black/red, incredible
survivor, in Porsche dealer's collection
since new, photos at www.sportsleicht.
com $30,000. Alex Dearborn, 978.8876644.
64 356C SUNROOF COUPE, good daily
driver, solid original floor, red w/black
interior, rear factory options, CA car
$22,500. 850-926-5722. FL
65 356C COUPE, red w/blk leather, rustfree
CA car, #s match, restored 3 yrs ago,
beautiful car $22,500. Kelly, 605-2012111.
65 356C COUPE, grey, red interior, #679,
a very solid daily driver w/recent engine
rebuild $16,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
67 911S, soft window Targa, solid body,
engine apart, burgundy/black $12,500.
68 911, soft window Targa, red/black, 5spd,
tools, records, mint, original $20,000.
69 911T COUPE, original CA car, rebuilt
2.4 engine, new paint, alloys, no rust
$12,500. 877-356-4930. CA
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Object: Stanley Wanlass Painted Bronze—
Auction: Bonhams & Brooks,
Musee International de I' Automobile,
Date: Monday, March 5, 2001
Estimate: $17 ,400-$20 ,300
Sale price: $18,009, including buyer's
TR at Le Mans.
amed American artist Peter Helk called
Stanley Wanlass "the finest sculptor
of the automobile" and his work has
been highly acclaimed by others as
well. Since 1978 he has been creating
limited-edition bronze sculptures that represent
his varied interest in automobiles. His
personal car collection includes Bugattis, Alfas,
Auburns, Ferraris, Indy cars and hot rods.
His automotive infatuation extends well into
tures the Art Deco period with a 2.9 Alfa, a
woman with flowing hair and her dog.
Also popular is "First Love," featuring a
1932 High Boy, with driver and girlfriend. "Pur
Sang" (Pure Blood), currently available through
Wanlass's agent for $19,000, features a 32inch
long Bugatti, finished in silver oxide patina,
with a beautiful lady at the wheel.
Bonhams & Brooks, at their March 5th
sale in Geneva, offered Wanlass's hand-painted
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his past—as a youth he built, showed
and raced two 1932 Fords. To support
his "habit" he had a small business
flaming and striping hot rods.
Wanlass has created several dozen
automotive pieces in signed and dated
editions of 50 or less. His early pieces were
bronze finished but he has also done handpainted
and silver editions. His 1984 sculpture,
"Freewheelin," is his best known. It cap-
sculpture "Two Thoroughbreds," which features
the 1958 Le Mans-winning works Ferrari
250 Testa Rossa driven by Oliver
Gendebien and Phil Hill. Wanlass created the
image of speed by having water spray from
the wheels and the driver's white scarf extend
sharply downwind. The piece, dated '87,
signed by Wanlass and numbered 48 from an
edition of 50, sold for $18,009, at the lower
end of the estimated selling range.
During the past twenty years,
prices for Wanlass's pieces have been
all over the board. For a number of
years, the secondary market tracked
very closely to the release prices, often
in the $15,000 to $20,000 range.
Some years ago, a dozen or so pieces
were entered in a live auction with no
reserve and the supply overwhelmed
the demand. The resulting prices at that
auction were about half of where they
had been previously, and they have
been slow to recover.
"Two Thoroughbreds" is currently
available through Wanlass's agent for $27,500
so the price of $18,000 that was realized by
Bonhams & Brooks would seem to be an
excellent buy. However, another example
recently changed hands in a private sale for a
touch over $8,000. As with most collectible
objects, if you're in a hurry and you've got the
money, go to the dealer and pay full pop. But
if you've got patience, you may save yourself
50% or more. It's your choice.•
74 911 CARRERA COUPE, looks 78 to
89, white, new white leather, 5-spd, air, CD,
BBS, very nice, runs strong $12,900. 402496-0123.
79 928, brown w/tan leather, 10K original
miles, stored last 10 yrs, orig owner, perfect
cond $20,000. 860 668 0305. CT
64 KARMANN GHIA T-1500, 2-dr
coupe, very rare, only 6,700 miles, all orig,
awesome car, must be seen $22,500. 718969-7679.
66 KARMANN GHIA, red w/blk int,
runs and drives excellently, new tires,
headliner, carpets, rebuilt engine, brakes,
etc, repaint $6,500 OBO. 315-364-7570
leave mess. NY
69 KARMANN GHIA COUPE, 4-spd, restored
in '94, super sharp, runs and drives
excellent, teal, tan int, trades are considered
$5,500. 804-376-3923. VA •
From Gland Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Roadster
Engine number: B382000927LRXFE
nspired by Carroll Shelby's success in shoehorning a Ford V8 into
the AC Ace to create the Cobra, Rootes asked Shelby to perform the
same trick with its Sunbeam Alpine sports car. Ford's 260 cubic-inch
(4.2-liter) unit was chosen, similar to that used in the Cobra and more
than capable of powering a car that began life with a 1.6-liter four.
Assembled by Jensen Motors and introduced in 1964, the Tiger
featured a stronger gearbox and rear axle plus rack-and-pinion steering.
Vastly superior to its Alpine progenitor in performance terms, the Tiger
stormed to 60 mph in around 7 seconds and peaked at 117 mph.
Imported into Switzerland from the US 12 years ago, this left-hand
drive Tiger Mark I has belonged to a Swiss enthusiast for the past nine
years and has benefited from "constant restoration" during this time.
The amount of work carried out is evident from the car's condition,
stated as "excellent" in all departments. Recent refurbishment has included
a carburetor rebuild, a new clutch and gearbox (two years ago),
plus new tires and tonneau cover. Finished in blue with black upholstery
and equipped with a Nardi steering wheel and Minilite alloy wheels, this
potent and desirable Anglo-American sports car comes with its Swiss
Permis de Circulation and roadworthiness certificate.
This car was offered by Bonhams & Brooks in Geneva on March 5,
2001. It sold for $15 ,031 , including buyer's premium.
There is a distinct Jekyll and Hyde personality to the Sunbeam Tiger.
The Alpine, a cute little four-banger convertible, came to America's attention
as Elizabeth Taylor's car in Butterfield Eight, definitely making it
a chick car. The Tiger is almost indistinguishable from the Alpine on the
exterior, yet its Ford V8 invokes the image, not of Taylor's high heels, but
rather Carroll Shelby's cowboy boots.
The Tiger came about because Norman
Garrad, Competition Group Manager for the
Rootes Group that produced the Sunbeams, was
convinced that the well-balanced Alpine had more
potential than was being realized with its less-thantwo-liter
engine.The first plan was to procure fourcylinder
Ferrari engines that could be fitted with
Weber carbs (a "Sunbeam Stallion?"), but the
"powered by Ferrari" deal fell apart.
Using some residual advertising funds, Ian
Garrad, son of the Sunbeam Talbot US West Coast
Sales Manager, had Ken Miles slip a Ford 260
with automatic transmission into an Alpine. The
car proved the potential of the idea. An additional
$10,000 was sufficient to have Carroll Shelby and
Shelby American do a more finished job, using the
Ford 260 with a four-speed transmission. The car
SCM Price Guide
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The car received a number of improvements in 1966, including better
gear ratios, an alternator and a relocated Panhard rod, accompanied by
some trim changes. Many enthusiasts now refer to these transition cars
as Mk IAs. In the last year of production, the same Ford 289 being used
in the base Cobra replaced the 260. These last cars could have been
world-beaters, but unfortunately Rootes had just been bought out of
bankruptcy by Chrysler. For a brief time, Chrysler was in the position of
providing warranty service on the Ford engines in the Tigers, and it was
no surprise when the Tiger was taken out of production.
Given its reported excellent condition and Swiss certificate of
roadworthiness (one of the toughest in the world), the price made by this
example was fair, though the much rarer Mk II would have gotten a
higher price. The report of "constant restoration" is typical of Tigers all
over the world; these owners never seem to stop
modifying their cars.
6,495 Mk Is
(also 534 Mk 11s)
Stamped on plate in engine
compartment riveted to right-hand foot well
On peel-away sticker on
valve cover—generally missing or replica.
Ford casting number on block under starter
indicates when block was cast.
Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association
(STOA) 701-C Fortune Dr.,
San Jose, CA 95131
Web site ... www.engravers.corn/tiger/index.html
Alternatives Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III,
Triumph TR6, Chevy Camaro SS Cony.
was tucked in a packing crate and flown to England for formal approval
of the Rootes board in July 1964. In October, 4,000 Ford engines and
transmissions began arriving at Jensen Motors, which had been contracted
to assemble the cars since Rootes didn't have the room. In one fell
swoop, Sunbeam had a roadster that could compete with Cobras instead
of Fiats, and was $3,000 less than the AC.
There are two downsides to buying a Tiger. So
many wound up on the muscle-car side of the parking
lot that it's nearly impossible to find an
unbutchered original car. Due to this, a carefill
mechanical and structural examination is imperative.
Also, with Ford engines and parts so abundant—a
good thing for the restorer—fake Tigers
are not uncommon. However, the different cowl
bracing and transmission tunnel needed to
accommodate the Ford engine and transmission,
as well as subtler differences a Tiger expert can
spot, give most fakes away. The Sunbeam Tiger
Owners Association also has an authentication
program to assist in spotting fakey-doos.
The Sunbeam Tiger exists right on the liminal
point between the British sports car and the Ameri-
can muscle car. It can proudly show off its walnut dashboard on the lawns
of a British field meet, or its V8 valve covers at Mel's Diner cruise night.
Perhaps the only reason it isn't the icon of either of these car cultures is that
it appeared and disappeared so quickly, yet another victim of the benighted
British auto industry of the 'ó0s.—Gary Anderson
(Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•
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39 46C CONVERTIBLE, condition #2,
AACA 1st Senior, Buick Senior Gold
$31,500 OBO. 708-448-6690. IL
39 SPECIAL 8, convertible, dual
sidemounts, totally restored, maroon
$45,000. Jack, 212-582-7575 weekdays. NY
47 ROADMASTER MODEL, 76C convertible,
a restored, velvety maroon beauty
with gorgeous flowing lines, claret red
leather, tan top, bright chrome, ww
sidewalls, Hydro-Electric windows, seat
and top, strong running overhead cam fireball
Straight 8 engine, and more $36,500.
MCB Car Collection, 805-688-1162. CA
29 convertible coupe, 3-tone blue ext, med
blue leather int, loaded and stunning,
eng/trans remachined, 0 mi since restoration
$95,000. Volo Auto, Bill, 815-3853644.
47 cony, blk lacquer ext, new red leather
int, terrific chrome, rebuilt trans/eng,
brakes, electric, great driver $45,000. 609476-3956.
55 ELDORADO CONVERTIBLE, low
mi, recent restoration, detailed, 2 4-bbls, 5
Sabre wheels, excellent paint, chrome, int,
extremely rare car $65,000. Troby's
Memory Lane, 201-457-7900. NJ
67 SS CONVERTIBLE, 4-spd 350, red ext,
white it/top, fully restored, gorgeous, runs
great, show ready, drive anywhere $18,900.
570-586-9773 eves. PA
68 RS/SS CONVERTIBLE, 396, auto, ps,
pb, tilt and sport wheel, console gauges,
deluxe int, red/white top, excellent groundup
restoration $24,500. Bob, 507-2898640.
68 SS CONVERTIBLE, 396-375, only 38
produced, fathom blue, blk stripe, blk int
and top, M22 4-spd, pw steering and brakes,
alum heads, #s match, no dreamers $29,800
trades. Jerry, 954-415-2172. FL
69 YENKO, gold with black interior, 4spd,
just finished, documented, needs
nothing $105,000. 336-838-1581 7-9 pm
41 convertible, Highlander interior, bodyoff
restoration, red, show stopper $34,900.
Happy Daze, 920-922-2825. WI
49 T&C DELUXE CONV, only a few exist,
green/wood ext, natural leather int, bodyoff
professional restoration, eng/trans
remachined, all options, First Place winner
every show $80,000. Volo Auto, Bill,
61 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE, restored,
full power, swivel seats, turquoise,
white, fabulous car $28,000 offers/trades.
Stanley, 561-395-6188. FL
66 426 HEM!, auto on the floor, jet blk w/
red int, 1 of 218, very sharp, ready to show
$32,000 OBO. 785-628-6834. KS
67 HEMI R/T CONVERTIBLE, 1 of 3
produced, 4-spd, buckets, 3.54 Dana, ps,
disc brakes, dark green, white top and int,
museum quality restoration on 25K mile
car, Certicard, documented, investment
quality $125,000 trades considered. 520298-7989.
70 CHALLENGER R/T, 440-6 convertible,
1 of 38 produced w/auto trans, purple,
white/white, white stripe, #s match, broad-
cast sheet, f tag, ps, pb, p/t, AM 8 track,
console, 15x7 Rallyes, Rally dash, runs &
looks excellent $49,500. Steve Klein, 203452-9581.
22 183 ci twin cam engine on a display
stand, I of 1 $145,000. CCars, 626-4470327.
36 K 5-passenger convertible sedan
$75,000. Harris Schnare, 781-648-7447.
55 CAPRI CONVERTIBLE, very rare car
with full professional restoration, blk w/
cream leather int $65,000. Paul Lane, 203377-6745.
56 MK II CONVERTIBLE, Derham built,
documented, this one has air, 100 pt restoration,
teal blue $265,000. Modem Classic,
51 full custom, fresh pro-built, lots invested,
plus car, no disappointments
$95,000. 925-940-1015. CA
54 MONTEREY, red/white, family owned
over 25 yrs, garage kept CA car, rebuilt eng
& painted & chromed over 10 yrs ago, cont
kit $22,000. 909-517-3800. CA
63 COMET S-22 CONV, beautiful show
quality, Wimbledon white ext w/red top
and red bucket seat int, Challenger 260 V8
w/auto, body-off restoration $15,900. 330782-5655.
50 88 CONVERTIBLE, yellow/blk top,
red leather int, completely restored, drive
anywhere $39,900. 559-299-5840. CA
67 442, Factory W-30, outstanding
ground-up restoration using countless
NOS parts, flawless, blk paint w/matching
buckets, vinyl top, red inner fenders, red
stripe and redline tires on SSI wheels, 4spd,
3.90 posi, well optioned, show winner,
low mileage $33,000 call for details.
Scott, 203-235-1686 days. CT
69 442 W30, fresh 455/365 hp, 500 ft-lbs
torque, ultra rare 4-spd, fresh red paint, pw
white top, white bucket interior, new dual
exhaust, pw steering, disc brakes, Ralley
wheels $26,000. 301-299-9000 MD. 703927-4400.VA
58 FURY, 2-dr hardtop, beige, 318 2x4s,
60K mi, ps, pb, 85% restored, drive any-
where, delivery assistance available
$15,000. 218-945-6920. MN
68 BARRACUDA, Hemi, documented,
Sox and Martin national event car, correct
motor, trans, rear, lightweight parts, windows,
restoration partially done, owned
10 yrs $45,000. 336-838-1515 7-9 pm
70 HEMI CUDA, auto, rally red, blk int,
rally dash, rubber bumper, #s match, 4th
owner, survivor, serious inquiries only
$75,000. 509-725-1765. WA
54 STARCHIEF, Custom Catalina, coral
red, absolutely exceptional $35,000. 419668-1884.
56 STARCHIEF, Custom Catalina, 48K
actual miles, 2 owners since new, blk plate
CA car, tan/beige, perfect orig int, cont kit,
looks and drives new $17,500. Allen, 509962-7157.
62 BONNEVILLE CONV, 2-owners, 53K
mi, 389, auto, ps, pb, pw, p/t, a/c, white/
white top, red int, everything works, no
rust, drives excellent, awesome car $15,500.
David, 901-664-1224. 901-664-7729. TN
66 GT 350, real deal, red w/blk, excellent
older restoration, unused for 15 yrs, detailed
engine, excellent, show/drive, needs nothing
$37,500. 301-682-9076. MD
67 GT 500, dark green/blk, 4-spd, tenspokes,
51K mi, one repaint, perfect
$55,900. 918-744-6767. OK
53 car #14, extensive documentation, stunning
running example, call for details
$129,900. Mike, 800-327-VETT. CA
54 convertible, white, 6-cyl, 21K mi, never
restored, a real survivor $35,000 nego. 973835-1355.
55 pennant blue, tan top, tan seats and
int, Ken Heckert paint, 3 owners since
'62, immaculate cond $52,500. 717-8483300.
57 fuelie, 283-283 hp, 3-spd, Venetian red,
beige hardtop, soft top, show quality, #s
match $55,000. 908-286-0801. NJ
58 convertible w/hardtop, #s match, 283/
290 hp fuelie, 4-spd, red/white, Wonderbar,
frame-off, jack, books, manuals $58,900.
62 fawn/fawn, 327-360, fuel injection, 4spd,
#s match, 65K mi, all original,
Wonderbar, beautiful, same owner 25 years
$49,000. Dr Richard Pollack, 216-9215151
OH. 941-383-7011. FL
63 convertible, blk/red int, 327-340 engine,
#s match, mint cond $29,000. 718556-1324.
63 pilot line cars, serial # 000017 &
000018, both red w/red int, 2 tops, pw, rare
snowflake injector, 2-bar knock-offs, both
cars need restoration $75,000 interesting
trades. 713-664-1967. 713-984-2305.TX
63 ROADSTER, #000015 Pilot line, 327/
360 hp, fuel injection, red/red, 4-spd, original
2-bar knock-off wheels, pw, AM-FM,
25 built, only 4 left, 0 miles on frame-off
restoration, Gold Spinner $150,000 call for
more info. 727-823-9292 am. 727-8942187
64 STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE, red w/
blk top, tan int, #s match, mint condition,
V8, 327 cu, 300 hp, 4-spd, knock-off wheels
$89,500. 954-438-6043. FL
65 coupe, 8K orig mi, Bloomington Certified,
orig paint, int, chrome, etc, blue ext,
blue trim, 327/300 hp, auto, pw steering,
orig tires with car, beautiful survivor
$49,900. 302-730-4300. DE
66 ROADSTER, 427/390, 4-spd, 2 tops,
Protect-o-plate, #s match, prior owner to
'73, fresh frame-off restoration, no hit evidence,
red/blk, none finer $55,000. 678513-7511.
67 CONVERTIBLE, super rare triple
black, 427/400, a/c, 4-spd, highly
optioned, original drivetrain, NCRS Top
Flight 98.3 $99,000. 941-346-7037. FL
69 STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE, LT-1,
plus 420 hp, Doug Nash 5-spd, 3.36 posi,
Riverside gold, white top, s/s brakes, exhaust,
fuel lines, (orig) 350 ci, 300 hp and
M-21 4-spd avail $35,000 serious calls
only. Milo, 262-245-1419 leave mess. WI
70 CONVERTIBLE, classic white, deluxe
saddle leather, both tops, 49,450 mi, 4.11
axle, rare ps, documentation, registration,
dealer contract, Protect-o-plate, and more
call for details $42,900 OBO. 817-5451511.
70 STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE, Monza
red, 454 ci, 390 hp 105K mi, #s match, pb,
ps, pw, a/c, engine blueprints & balanced,
3K mi on engine, new beige top, blk
lots new, call for details $30,000. Andrew,
75 red convertible, mint original condition,
2nd owner, deluxe int, a/c, auto, pb, ps, AMFM
radio, all documentation, 10K orig mi
$25,000 OBO. Bill, 973-839-3360 days.
973-696-8972 eves. NJ •
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314/524-6000, fax 314/524-
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Specializing in buying and selling European
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314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars
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619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying
and selling of historic sports cars and racing
cars. Large extensive poster inventory.
Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456
La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. e-mail:
prixclassics.com . (CA)
TNT, INC. 518/2364166,
4549. Personalized auto transport
service—door to door, coast to coast, open
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Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/
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Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/5258401,
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Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/
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2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808.
America's largest supply of badges and
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Performance Motoring Associates 831/
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The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638 -
7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/
426-8194.5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD
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oldest and most respected Alfa repair and
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8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San
Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications,
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0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland,
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foreign cars serviced as well.
British Car magazine. 800/520-8292.
The American magazine for British carenthusiasts.
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Performance/GTV City. Don,
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Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/
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Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/
Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales,
800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service &
Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655.
America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari
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NY. Specializing in the repair of all British
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OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to
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orphans like Riley and Singer
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International Motor Car Repair, Inc.
9027, Hopewell Junction,
2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in
sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments,
brokerage services, references
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Whether buying or selling, call.
I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris,
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fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@ aol.com If I
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Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535-
Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650 -
9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's
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Jason Popovich, Canada (ON)
Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635-
JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225,
fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW
Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615
USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years
experience. Partial to full restorations done
to street or concours standards.
AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-
3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim
Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland,
OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's
largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts.
AC ownership not required.
Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AH-
Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax
405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd,
Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing
in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions.
Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying
or selling, please call. Also have other
English cars, including Healeys, MGs,
CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197,
San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey
club and factory club heritage.
The resource for all current and future owners.
Members receive Austin-Healey
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assistance, book discount. Annual dues
still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our
web site: www.healey.org
3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River
Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing
in restoration and reconstruction of exotic
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service also available.
1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla
Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of
exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars
in the world. Always a superb array of important
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always considered. By appointment only,
GT Motors. 818/546-
Motor Car Company. 619/
Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/
546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale,
CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning
restorations of Ferrari. Always a
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Friendly, top notch service at reasonable
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interesting Ferraris in any condition.
Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706 -
7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr.
L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all
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parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer
and distributor. (NY)
Locations in New Jersey and Arizona.
Michael Sheehan. 949/646 -6086, fax
949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to
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Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111,
fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC
to PML/SC, PO Box 567, Socorro, NM
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(Can/Mex $65, overseas $100). phil@
356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244
Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for
those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry
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year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues
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Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting.
6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional
buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s,
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Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call
Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/
6644, fax 978/887-3889. A vintage
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Gull Wing Group International. Gary
Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chi-
co, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment
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You do not have to be an owner to belong.
Member benefits include: twelve
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convention that rotates its location
around the country. Also, reproduction
parts and much more.
Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865.6661,
fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body
parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive,
Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@
Shelby American Automobile Club.
0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O.
Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000
members, 50 Regions throughout the
world. Dedicated to the care and preservation
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Vintage Alfa specialist Ali Lugo
(left) and "Mr. SL"
Participants in SCM's RM I Amelia Insider's Tour, notebooks at the ready.
Award-winning SCM'ers at Amelia
Mike Amalfitano, Jupiter, FL, 1967 Porsche 910
George Barber, Birmingham,AL, 1956 MV Agusta Grand Prix Motorcycle
Joseph Cantore, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 1948 Talbot Lago T-26 Grand Sport
Otis Chandler, Oxnard, CA, 1909 Pierce Great Arrow, 1910 Pierce Motorcycle
and 1915 Iver-Johnson Motorcycle
He Chesney, Toms River, NJ, 1929 Minerva
Bill and Sara Close, Key Colony Beach, FL, 1903 Marr Auto Car
Myron and Rhonda Cottrell, Chaska, MN, 1955 Kurtis 500X (ZIDAR Special)
Darrell and Jacqueline Davis, Sanford, FL, 1931 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sir Eugene Epstein, Newton, PA, 1940 Lincoln Continental
William T Gerrard, Manalapan, FL, 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Jim Grundy, Horsham, PA, 1913 National Semi-Racing Roadster
Chuck Haines, Manchester, MO, 1970 Howmet Turbine
Rick Horne, Montgomery, AL, 1925 Pierce-Arrow Series 80 Roadster
Tom and Gail Huber, Franklin, TN, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Festival Pace Car
Peter Kalikow, New York City, NY, 1959 Ferrari 410 SuperAmerica
Knox Kershaw, Montgomery, AL, 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-B 5-Passenger Touring
and 1933 Pierce-Arrow V12 Custom LeBaron Convertible
Bill Locke, Tequesta, FL, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB
Bud and Thelma Lyon, Kensington, NH, 1957 Jaguar D-type
Sam and Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
John McMullen, Tarpon, FL, 1931 Detroit Electric
Charles Morse, Seattle, WA, 1937 Dubonnet
Malcolm S. Pray, Greenwich, CT, 1934 Packard LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton
Milton Robson, Gainesville, GA, 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Patrick Ryan, Montgomery, AL, 1935 Duesenberg SJ Bohman & Schwartz Roadster
Jerome Sauls, Warrington, PA, 1933 Pierce-Arrow V12 Rumble Seat Convertible
and 1933 Alfa Romeo 1750 Grand Sport by Touring
George Shelley, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1934 MG PA/B
Tony Singer, Laurel Hollow, NY, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
Jack Thomas, St. Louis, MO, 1955 Ferrari 375
Henry Wilkinson, Asheville, NC, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
Don Williams, Danville, CA, 1934 Duesenberg J and 1934 Bentley Speed Six Corsica Coupe
Andy Wolf, Indianapolis, IN, 1969 Yenko Camaro
Bill Stetson bidding farewell to his
6C 2500 Alfa.
RM's David Gooding (left) and
Auctioneer Peter Bainbridge.
Aston Guru Rocky Santiago with
his wife Cindy.
Randy Reese puts his 250 TdF (SIN 09I3GT)
on the road.
Insider's Tour participants evaluating the trunk
fit on a 275 GTS.
Contributor John Apen with his '57 T-Bird.
Long-time SCM'er Brian Redman and the
9I7K (now owned by Bob Rapp) he raced.
The Black Prince and 914 Friends
by Dave Brownell
f I do say so myself, Automobilia
annual sale on March
nearly all expectations.
The reason I
say so myself is because I'm
a principal in this auction
firm, along with my longtime
friend Jerry Lettieri.
The big surprise at our
no-reserve bash was a diminutive
from an Invicta Black
Prince. Fifteen of these cars
were built after WWII and the mascot depicts
the Black Prince himself, sword drawn, holding
an elaborate shield. Apparently these
shields are very fragile and we had been told
that of the five Black Prince mascots thought
to be extant, only this one and one other had
intact shields. It attracted
some short but
sharp bidding, opening
for $2,200 and rising
rapidly to sell at $3,960,
with 10% buyer's premium.
It has now returned
to its native
And now for the
rest of the story, as Paul
Harvey says. That same
mascot was offered
with a $400 reserve at
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auction on an automobilia Web site last December
and couldn't crack $300!
The first day of the auction was devoted to
more than 350 lots of auto sales literature. A
number of pieces obtained very strong final
bids, with the top lot being an extremely rare
1912 Stutz catalog that sold for $1,210 to an
rse de Cot
ottliarch 17-18, 2001
Auctioneer: Tom LeClair
Number of automobilia lots: 915
Number of automobilia lots sold: 915
Sale rate: 100%
Sale total: $170,340
High: Lot #363, Invicta Black Prince
radiator mascot, sold for $3,960,
including buyer's premium.
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10%
absentee bidder. This may well have set a new
auction record for early US sales material. The
same bidder also bought the other 1912 Stutz
catalog in the sale, with a different colored cover
and in lesser condition, for $687.50. These two
purchases, we were told, complete this
collector's run of Stutz sales literature from
1912 through the final Stutz product, the PakAge
A 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost "miniature"
catalog (you should see the size of the
large one) brought $880 and a 1928 Bentley
41/2-liter catalog in as-new condition sold for
the same money as the Rolls item. Two circa
1928 Austro-Daimler pieces, a folder and a
portfolio, sold for $550
while a very unusual circa
1934 Lancia Eight portfolio
in English pulled down
$467.50. Among US Classic
material, there was a lot
of action on a 1932 PierceArrow
portfolio that finally sold
for $522.50. An enormous
1942 Chrysler dealer showroom
portfolio, in full color
and measuring 27" x 21",
sold for $605.
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A signed Gordon Crosby Icarus mascot
(see Motobilia, March 2001 SCM, page 20)
sold for a healthy $2,860 and a like-new 1932
Harley-Davidson showroom poster was
knocked down for $2,475. A colorful poster
promoting the 1912 French Grand Prix at
Dieppe was good for
$1,650 with premium.
Another mascot that
brought strong money
was for a pre-1912 English
Austin. This winged
wheel design sold for
The most interesting
poster to some observers,
though, was a 1930 announcement
of a hill climb
in Paris. It was
illustrated with a 3-Liter Bentley at
speed and may very well be a
unique survivor. Selling price was
$1,375. Other artwork that did well
at the sale included a colorful Gamy
pochoir print of Boillot winning the
1913 French GP in a Peugeot. Pro-
framed and ready
to hang and enjoy,
it sold for a
values were soft,
with the honorable
plate that went
all the way to
$1,045. Over one thousand books were sold,
including runs of Automobile Year,Autocourse,
Automobile Quarterly and many different
groups of marque books.
These are just a few of the highlights of a
two-day auction that saw more than 900
automobilia lots change hands. Attendees were
on hand from throughout the Northeast and
the UK, with absentee bids coming in from as
far as the West Coast to the auction's Con-
necticut location. The buyers bid seriously for
what they wanted, knowing that the auction
was a real no-reserve sale and when each lot
was hammered down it was going to a new
Compared to Automobilia Auctions's 2000
sale, 2001 saw about 200 more lots and about
20% higher gross revenue. The difference came
from one large private collection of highquality
automobilia and artwork, mostly European,
and a large library of automotive books
in superb condition.
It became apparent at this auction that the
automobilia market, especially on the quality
end, is virtually insulated from the gyrations
of the stock market.
The buyers at
this sale were far
more interested in
investing in fine
than the latest
loser in the
Sports Car Market
Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC
"We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian"
1998 Cobra Sportfish Cat
1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport
1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, fully restored to dub concours condition
1971 Alfa Romeo Kamm-tailed Spyder, green, driver
1979 Alfa Romeo Kamm-tailed Spyder, maroon, driver
1952 Aston Martin DB2, one owner in 40 years
1957 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, 5-speed
1967 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce 1600, nice driver
1966 Austin-Healey 3000/BJ8, Silverstone Blue, restored
1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, project
1963 Bentley S-III MID, another fine example
1957 BMW 502 Sedan, project
1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable
1963 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron sedan
1947 Delahaye I35MS, Graber Cabriolet
1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black
1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0. Figoni & Falaschi
1936 Delahaye 135 Labordette 3-position drophead
1937 Delahaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar
1961 Facet Vega Excellence, owned by Napoleon's offspring
1963 Ford Fairlane, 2 dr., extremely original
1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer
1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter
1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC, Ivory/black
1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant
1961 DKW 1000 SP, restored roadster
1964 Elva Courier Coupe, fully restored
1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet, project
1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V
1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)
1972 Lancia Fulvia Zoo() 1600
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, black/black
1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory
1948 MG IC, primrose/evergreen, jaunty driver
1954 MG TF 1500, fully restored
1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, red and restored
1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder
1972 MG Midget, running project
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored
1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 S.W.B., longterm owner, fact. sunroof .
1959 Moretti Tour de Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored
1931 Plymouth PA Series, project
1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb, ex-NYC showcar, 48K original
1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver
1989 Range Rover County, red/tan
1973 Pontiac Grand Am, 1 owner from new
1965 Porsche 356C, project
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, H.J. Mulliner Divided Limo
1937 Talbot Lago T-26 Record Concours drophead
1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners
1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters
Fully refitted, 3 in stock
1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser
"Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen Restored.
1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht
Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kis, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new.
1954 Chriscraft 29', beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany speedboat
Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history.
1958 Richardson 41'
Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, named "High Life"
1974 Riva 18.5' Super Rudy
White/red fiberglass. Very nice multi-purpose Italian boat. Fast and practical.
1989 Sonic 31'
Cigarette-style ofshore racer, 85mph. $20K in recent recipts.
Fastest fishing boat in the world. Vessel in excellent condition,low hours.
1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recaned,
fully documented, pair
1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair
1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent
1880 Restoration / Federalist Parisian chairs, pair
1890 Parson's couch - restored
The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. Doors, windows, baseboard,
wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered
elevator with cut glass, beams, treads and bricks.
Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian,
Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old
vintages to recent releases.
World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and
sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques.
Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork.
AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917)
Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship of La Belle
Epoque, an exhibition including 51 works by the famous 19th century
sculptor Auguste Rodin. Curated by Weatherford Gallery Director
Harry James Moody and David Weatherford of DRW Interiors, the
exhibition will be on view from 2/5-4/15/2001 at the Weatherford
Gallery in Seattle, Washington.
Recognized as the most important sculptor of the 19th century, Rodin's innovations
in form and subject matter established his reputation as the first master
of modern sculpture. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, Auguste
Rodin continues to symbolize the begAming of a "New Age".
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his time around it was
not so much a question
of what sold at the
Internet auctions but
what didn't. The George
Vanderbilt Cup, when of-
fered by Sothebys.com on April 19,
couldn't muster an opening bid of
$250,000. It's a spectacular piece of
automotive racing history that stands
almost four feet high and contains 640
ounces of sterling silver.
The original Vanderbilt Cup, sponsored
by William K. Vanderbilt Jr., currently
resides in the Smithsonian.
George Robinson, who won the 1908
Vanderbilt race in a Locomobile, built
the Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury,
Long Island and convinced George
Vanderbilt, a distant cousin of William,
to lend his family name and funds
to the race. The revised race was held
in 1936 and 1937 and was then discontinued
as the domination of the race by
German makes was a concern to the
The George Vanderbilt Cup continues
to resurface—it sold five or six
years ago at a Sotheby's live auction
that was not attended by automotive
collectors for a mere fraction of its
value. It resold shortly thereafter
when offered at Hershey, and now,
under the ownership of Symbolic, has
had a rumored asking price upwards
of a million dollars. The trophy is
slightly out of round and a photograph
showing Tazio Nuvolari, the winner
of the 1936 race, sitting in the trophy
as he shakes hands with George
Vanderbilt, explains why. This is one
of the premier pieces of automotive
history, but on April 19, that didn't
cause anyone's mouse to
A "rare" Auburn dealership
sign was offered on
eBay, described as follows:
"This sign was hanging in a
garage that housed a real 1929
Auburn Boat-Tail Speedster."
Well, the car may have
been real, but the sign was a
repop. The original sign is a
double-sided flange and this
one is single-sided. Fourteen
bids pushed the offer to $800
and the seller would not let it
go. Hmmm...a $50 reproduction sign
for $800 and the seller wants more.
The 1964 Ferrari Lusso that was
stated as being sold for $90,000 a few
months ago on eBay (covered in
March's eWatch) was offered again, and
this time 44 bids reached $75,100 but
the seller would not part with it. He
also offered a 1958 250 GT California
Spyder and 42 bids moved it to
$462,100, again not enough. The photos
of the two Ferraris in the storage
building where they were discovered
(in addition to a GTB that had already
been sold) are the things of which fantasies
are made. Although the existence
of these cars has been long known
in the inner sanctum of the Ferrari
world, this was the first time they
were revealed to the larger public.
Here are a few additional items that
caught our eye.
eBay #1128176191-1959 FERRARI
250 GT PININFARINA
COUPE BROCHURE. First bid:
$95. Number of bids: 2. SOLD AT:
$96. Date sold: 4/3/2001. A few
months ago, the vehicle that matches
this brochure sold for close to $36,000,
250 grraoturism 0
somewhat below market. With eBay
driving up the values of Ferrari memorabilia,
the price of this brochure was
as good a deal as the car was.
SIGN. First bid: $100. Number
of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $3,550. Date
sold: 4/12/2001. At an East Coast auction
in 1998, an example of this sign
sold for $12,000. Subsequently several
additional signs have surfaced and
in the $7,500 range. Based on the previous
sales, this would be the buy of
the month if it were not for a significant
problem. The sign was originally
a flange sign and that portion of the
sign is missing on this example. Values
drop drastically for damaged or altered
SHELBY MUSTANG GT350
CLONE. First bid: $500. Number of
bids: 36. SOLD AT: $15,103. Date
$202.50. Date sold: 4/5/2001. This
flag was autographed by the Ferrari
Fl teammates with a black marker
and one would have to think it sold
for a bargain price. If a comparable
flag had been signed by
NASCAR drivers with similar
fame, the price would be double
what this one sold for.
sold: 4/25/2001. With a decent Shelby
GT350 fetching $30K and
beyond, buying a clone at about
half price isn't a bad deal, so
long as you're not trying to get
Steve Earle to let you into the
Historics. The seller went to a
lot of trouble adding all the
Shelby goodies and states that
the car was complete with
signed sunvisor and owner's
manual. This car represents a lot of
fun for the money, but it will never be
more than a tarted-up Mustang.
Sothebys.com Lot #5QIM—SET
OF ORIGINAL INDY 500 PIT
BADGES. First bid: $8,000. Number
of bids: 3. SOLD AT: $12,075. Date
sold: 4/19/2001. This was a
set of consecutively dated
and numbered badges
from 1938 through 1941
and continuing from 1946
through 1996. (There
were no races during the
war years.) At first
glance, this seems like a
bunch of money for a
handful of pins but if you
figure there are 55 races
represented, it works out
to about $220 per pin,
which is a little less than the going
rate. Besides, the new owner now
has a complete collection as the result
of one-stop shopping.
FLAG SIGNED BY MICHAEL
DESIGN HISTORY BOOK BY
VELERIO MORETTI. First bid:
$90. Number of bids: 9. SOLD
AT: $153. Date sold: 4/5/2001. A
BARRICHELLO. First bid: $59.
Number of bids: 25. SOLD AT:
large coffee-table style book that has
long been out of print, it gives the
definitive history of Carrozzeria Ghia
from its beginnings in the mid-'20s
through its contemporary designs of
the late 1980s. It was purchased by
the new owner of the 1953 Chrysler
d'Elegance by Ghia that was sold at
Barrett-Jackson and then resold at
Atlantic City. He bought the book
for research, so it appears that the
unique Chrysler show car has found
a permanent home. •
SCM Super Showcase
car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint,
chrome, interior and top. S149,500. Cell (408) 838-3252, off. (408) 360-
9610, home (408) 531-0322. (CA) (June)
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. 65K original miles. 2-owner 1957 BMW 507 Series I Roadster. White with red leather. Correct
numbers. Two tops, disc brakes, tools. Superb condition. Charles S. Crail
Automobiles. (805) 568-1934 or fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (June)
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. S/N 1276, Midnight Blue/natural pigskin,
concours-winning restoration. Total top-end rebuild and freshening in progress. All
records and manuals. Same owner last 20 years. S59,000 obo. Al Cortese. (202) 6379696.
The SCM 1972 Datsun 240Z. 38,000 original, documented miles. Perfect in and
out. For sole through a NO RESERVE AUCTION on eBay. June 7th through June] 7th,
6 p.m. Opening bid, Si
Motors. Sedalia, MO 800-886-2701. www.bryontmotors.com . (MO) (June)
Birkin. New. Rolling chassis less engine and transmission. 516,786. Bryant ERA 427 SC Cobra. Roush 427 side oiler, Accusurnp, close-ratio toploader,
Halibrands, Wilwood, fuel cell, Aeroquip saftey systems, Aston Martin
Green, bump steered and sorted. A serious and complete package. S60,000.
(734) 428-8868 (MI) (July)
1988 Larrousse Lola LC88 Formula One. Fresh Cosworth DEL V8. Factory
restored. Complete history. Immaculate. Jacks, starter, spares, tire warmers, H.S.R. Boss
eligible. 5100,000 firm. (610) 525-2836 days. (PA) (June)
Keith Martin's 1969 Alfa Vintage Racer. Built 2L big-valve engine, Weber
45s, Panhard, big brakes, oil cooler, close 5th, fire system. Extremely reliable and fast,
needs nothing. 513,500 OBO. Building another race car. Dan Sommers, (503) 2740064.
(OR) (photo Bob Dunsmuir)
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible. 119K miles. Original blue
leather, new Haartz cloth top, Nardi wheel, power windows, A/C, floor automatic.
Runs dreamy. S30,000. (815) 455-3112. email@example.com (IL) (June)
1965 Convertible Lincoln. Black/black. Paint, top, interior, all new condition.
Actual 89,000 miles. Restored 5,000 miles ago. 515,000. Call Myron. Days, (303)
922-5533. (CO) (June)
1996 3000 Mk III. Red over block. Complete restoration. Records since new. Past
best in show winner. Maintained by Eourintune. 532,000. (414) 288-4734 (WI)
1966 Sunbeam Tiger. 65K miles. Fanatically owned since 1988. Supertrapps,
Panasports, Konis, hard top. All original parts included. Rust free and straight. SHE
SCREAMS! 522,000. (815) 455-3112. firstname.lastname@example.org . (IL) (June)
1998 Panoz AIV Roadster. An incredible sports can generating rove reviews. New
car, only 2,000 miles. Beautiful red/tan. Factory Roush 4.6L, 32-valve V8. 5-speed. All
Ford underpinnings and warranty. Great performance. RHE polished 18" wheels.
$44,000. Stan at CARISMA. (208) 429-8615. www.carismacars.com (ID) (June)
BirIdn America. World's finest Lotus 7 replica. It's all about performance. 1,200
lbs. 0-60 mph in 4.9 sec. Excellent engineering/fit/finish. Factory warranty. Fully
assembled (ex. engine/gearbox) 516,786. Race/BIY avail. CARISMA, LLC (Western
States Dealer) (208) 429-8615. www.carismacars.com (ID) (June)
Cars sell in the Sports Car Market Showcase Gallery. Have a full-color photo
of your car and a 25-ward description in SCM for as little as 544/mo. Also, receive an
Internet bonus: all Showcase Gallery ads are placed on SCM On-Line at no extra charge!
See the Classified Order Form on page 80 for information about placing your ad.
2001 Classic Car Auction Et Show
Aug 30, 31, Sep 1, 2, & 3 • Kruse Auction Park • Auburn, IN
Dear Collector Car Enthusiast,
As eBay/Kruse celebrates our 31st year with the Auburn 2001
Classic Car Auction and Show, we want to thank our loyal customers
who have supported us through the years. You and our thousands of
customers over the years are the reason for our success and we sincerely
appreciate your patronage.
As we prepare for Auburn 2001, our focus is on the phrase "tradition
meets progress." The tradition is collector cars and the unique, festive
atmosphere that only exists at the Auburn Fall auction. The progress
is the incorporation of new ideas to create a better collector car market
for the collector car enthusiasts.
Our new management team and everyone at eBay/Kruse are committed
to improve the event experience for buyers, sellers, spectators, vendors,
and sponsors. To achieve this, we are instituting many improvements
and additions, including the following:
• Lower and simpler commission rates
• Bidder's Seminar to educate new buyers
• eBay University Seminar
• Bidder's Assistance Program provided by Sports Car Market Magazine
• Improved office configuration and systems
• Women's Forum
• More efficient registration process
• Customer appreciation receptions and parties
Make your plans today to experience the improvements and success
of Auburn 2001. If you have never been to Auburn or only attend one
collector car auction a year, this is the year for you to attend. With
5,000 collector cars for sale and 150,000 collector car enthusiasts,
Auburn Fall is truly the greatest collector car auction and show.
Remember, if you are consigning a car, we encourage you to reserve
your sale number today as this auction fills quickly.
We look forward to seeing you at Auburn 2001- "The World's
Largest Classic Car Auction and Show."
See you in Aubu
Dean V. Kruse
Director of Global Marketing
Chief Executive Officer
Live auction excitement at the
eBay/Kruse Auction Park
For updated inventory and informationlog onto
eBay/Kruse International Auction Park in
Auburn, Indiana: The Largest Classic Car
Auction and Show.
The eBay/Kruse Executive Team (left to
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Engelmann, Bruce Knox
2001 Classic Car Audion 4Et. Show
Aug 30, 31, Sep 1, 2, & 3 • Kruse Auction Park • Auburn, IN
These Cars Already LiDiLliipied To Auburn Consign Yours!
1970 Hemi Cuda pilot car. The very first
'Cuda built with the 426 Hemi engine
installed. Fully documented. A one of a
kind piece of muscle car history.
1935 Auburn V-12 Salon 1937 Cord Westchester
1935 Duesenberg Rollston 1930 Marmon Big Eight
1917 Indian 2-Cylinder
with Side Car
1941 Ford Super Deluxe
1948 Chrysler Town and
1931 Stutz Cabriolet SV16, Shown in
"Concours de Elegance:" in 1952 and
1953, won 1st place in Grand Prix
Road Race, 1st place National Classic
Car at Stone Mountain, 1st place Jr.
National Classic Car winner.
1935 Chevrolet Hot Rod
1928 Ford Model A Phaeton - Restored
in the mid '60's, rare AR
1948 Packard Custom 8 Convertible,
complete ground-up restoration, a
real show car.
The 31st Anithrersary i 1.11,3
1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
with a ground-up restoration.
1956 Mercedes Benz Gullwing Coupe
7- recently completed, ground-up
lac jut classic Car Ake JAI
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Cleveland, and Indianapolis.
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THE 1939 MERCEDES-BENZ W154/M163 GRAND PRIX CAR
CHASSIS NO. 15
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