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PROFILED: Y34 ALFA 8C 2300, '63 FERRARI Lusso, Y71 INTERMECCANICA ITAL. ROADSTER, Y611 ASTON MARTIN DB4, '60 PORSCHE 3568, Y66 SUNBEAM TIGER o 1 74470 1 0 91750 0 6 >  F11 90 -warp 60 Maserati Birdcage Brings $2 L Goes for $205 163 - 166 Olds F85 Cati at $4,782- '57 MGA Roadster Fair Buy at ys 500 cars for aale inside...


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RM AUCTIONS INC. ENTRIES INVITED 1948 FERRARI 166 SCAGLIETTI SPYDER, CHASSIS NO. 0141 MontereN 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 ROCKET CAR 1999 SHELBY SERIES ONE 1959 DEVIN SS SPORTS RACER FEATURE CONSIGNMENTS 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 1954 MGTF 1974 deTOMASO PANTERA 1955 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 1957 AC ACE BRISTOL 1962 LOTUS SEVEN 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1954 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA deHAAS 800.211.4371 OR vvwvv.rmauctions.com "eVAIPART OreeMIICI) TRW DAIMLER CHRYSLER  -II, HACEiy CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER  MIKE FAIRBAIRN DAN WARRENER DENNIS NICOTRA 866.762.8284 866.762.8284 ELLIOT GROSSMAN 619.857.7749 800.211.4271 800.211.4371 203.397.0734 SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM 613.476.9132 jackermauctions.com 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 AUCTION CONSIGNEE MONTEREY AUCTION COMPANY - DEALER #34509 davidarmauctions.com ianarmauctions.com elltotermauctions.com MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: mikearmaucttons.corn danarmauctions.com dennisOrmauctions.corn


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RM AUCTIONS INC. ENTRIES  INVITED 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 zu Shaumsberg-Lippe 1933 MERCEDES-BENZ 380K SPECIAL ROADSTER FEATURE CONSIGNMENTS 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 CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA deHAAS 800.211.4371 OR www.rmauctions.com INFART ereermicry time  ........ t:17#0* DAIMIER CHRYSLER dR Et= var3. LEFIRRfr CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER  ELLIOT GROSSMAN 619.857.7749  elliotOrmauctions.com MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  DAN VVARRENER  DENNIS NICOTRA  800.211.4271  800.211.4371  SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM 613.476.9132 jackarmauctions.com 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 mikearmauctions.com danarrnauctions.com 203.397.0734  clennisarmauctions.com 866.762.8284 davidOrmauctions.com 866.762.8284  ianarmauctions.com


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Sports, ,,,Car Marliept Mini-Profiles 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. 34 Christie's 47 Silver Auctions Portland, OR 40 Bonhams & Brooks Geneva, Switzerland On-Site Market Reports Nine Elms, London 55 Spectrum Auctions Palm Springs, CA 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin Columns 10 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer 1 5 Ask Mr. Kerb Michael Duffey 17 Bike Buys Bill Neill - - But I Don't Want an Avocado on Wheels. 1914 Indian F-Head 24 Sheehan Speaks 328 GTS or TR? Michael Sheehan 18 The Wrenching Truth Bill Neill - 59 The Appraiser's Corner Steve Cram 61 The English Patient Gary Anderson 6b Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager 67 Motobilia - Carl Bomstead 76 eWatch - $12,000 For 55 Pins Carl Bomstead Departments 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 - 52 - - - Frame-damaged Sebring E-type Choices A Cheap 2.7 Euro RS Wanlass Bronzes 47 - Hatch & Sons 52 Mid-America Auctions St. Paul, MN SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Lead Auction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Analysts: John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) 34 For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 503/261-0555; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 503/261-0555; fax 503/253-2234 service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2001 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16103, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico. Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. Send address changes to Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 POSTMASTER CPC I PM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 55 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 15 Ferrari Etceterini & Everything Else Vintage Race Cars English German American Resource Directory Classified Order Form Showcase Gallery


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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS CHRISTIE'S 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. A 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 NEW YORK Miles Morris Tel: 212 636 2277 Fax: 203 341 9849 If you are considering the sale of an exceptional car, please contact: BEVERLY HILLS LONDON Malcolm Welford Tel: 310 385 2699 Fax: 310 385 5875 Rupert Banner Tel: 44 (0)20 7389 2851 Fax: 44 (0)20 7627 8917 www.christies.corn BRUSSELS Philip Kantor Te1:32 (0)476 879 471 Fax:32 (0)2 513 3279


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Carmel, California 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


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&13 Entries are now invited 711r 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 Beach Weekend. 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 international clientele. USA Bonhams and Brooks Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams and Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH, United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3900 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3915 Europe 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Bonhams and Brooks Europe S.A. Bonhams and Brooks 10 Rue Blayignac 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS For further information or a confidential appraisal please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams & Brooks USA on tel +1 (415) 391 4000 or fax +1 (415) 391 4040.


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Do You Know the Way to... Auburn? W 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 appropriate. 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, world's-largest-auctioneers-of-collector-cars 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 forward. 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 high-profile auctions. 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. Upgrades "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 organization." 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 8  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


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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.com Alfa Romeo 1962 Giulietta 101 series. White/ black, good solid car, $10,500. Alvis 1953 TA 21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice. $23.900. BMW 1939 BMW 327 Coupe, silver/red, rust free, older restoration, lovely. $52,500. 1998 740iL. Midnight blue/gray, premium package, 50,000 miles, excellent. $35,900. 1998 323 convertible. Silver/black, 34,000 miles, auto. Perfect. $28,500. Buick 1960 lnvicta convertible. 401/325 horse. Buckets. Nice! $24,500. Cadillac 1954 Eldorado convertible. Red/ white, Continental kit, restored to pristine condition. $49,000. Chevrolet 1956 Bel Air convertible. Red/ white, 6-cylinder, 3-speed. Honest! $22,500. 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, fantastic. $15,500. 1970 Corvette roadster. Blue/blue, auto, new interior and paint. $18,500. DeLorean 1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed, 7,500 miles. $16,000. Dodge 1950 Coronet Club coupe. Green/ gray, flat 6, very original. $6,500. 1996 Viper. White/blue, 3,000 miles, A/C. $46,500. Fiat 1996 BMW 740iL.Aspen/silver. 18" sport rims. $26,900. 1973 124 Spider. Green/tan, new interior, great car. $4,900. Infiniti 1994 Q45t. Pearl White/tan, 96,000 miles, excellent condition. $11,500. Jaguar 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, restored. $23,000. 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. Lotus 1949 Chrysler Town & Country convertible. Original paint. Superb! $55,000. 1966 Westfield 7. Red/black, 1275 Sprite mechanics, Minilites, very fast. $14,500. Maserati 1971 Ghibli 4.9 Spider. Fly Yellow/ black, 5-speed, 44,000 miles, US car, mint. $120,000. Mercedes-Benz 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, brown. $22,500. 1977 450 SL. Silver, 102,000 miles. Perfect. $11,500. 1987 560 SEL. Dark blue/gray. 137,000 miles. very strong. $8,500. 1995 S 500 sedan. Black/black, 74,000, nice. $29,500. MG 1961 MGA. Red/black, wire wheels, black plates. original. $12,500 1968 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $8,500. Modena 1990 250 California Spider replica. White/tan, 5.0. auto, 5,000 miles. $35,000. Pontiac 1957 Safari Wagon. Perfect, copper. PW, A/C, leather. etc. $35,000 1978 Trans-Am. Bronze, 6.6 liter, original. $8,900. 1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car built for Disney's CEO. $5,500. Porsche 1978 911 Targa. White/tan, new clutch, just serviced. $5,000 recently spent. $13,900. 1980 911 SC Targa. White/red, $10,900. 1988 930 Turbo coupe. White/ burgundy. Mint. $29,500. Triumph 1971 TR6. Yellow/black, excellent original paint. Overdrive, no rust. $9,500. Volkswagen 1959 Pick-up. White, restored. $9,500. 1965 21 Window Bus. Gray/pink, Minilites, stunning restoration. $28,000.


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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com FAX: 503/ 252-5854 SCM Events 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. steveaustinsgreatvacations.com (OR). Events 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: zaniroli@club-internet.fr. 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). 10  Auctions 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: jvautoart@aol.com, www.arte autoom (NY). 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 . News 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 officer. 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, 888/750-ALFA (CO). Overheard 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


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Auction CALENDAR All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. JUNE 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 JULY 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 AUGUST 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 SEPTEMBER 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 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 28-30 KRUSE INT. - San Antonio California - September 29-30 SPECTRUM - Del Mar Iowa - September 29 MECUM - Des Moines OCTOBER Pennsylvania - October 10-13 BLACKHAWK - Hershey Canada - October 19-21 RM CLASSIC CARS - Toronto Missouri - October 19-21 KRUSE INT. - Branson Indiana - October 20 MECUM - Indianapolis J.J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST,co. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 7.99%* 4-12 YEARTERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com/index.cfm?id=1212 *7.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. June, 2001  11 Michigan - October 26-28 RM CLASSIC CARS- Novi NOVEMBER California - November 3-4 SPECTRUM - Newport Texas - November 16-18 KRUSE NT. - Dallas Arizona - November 17 MECUM - Scottsdale California - November 17-18 McCORMICK - Palm Springs DECEMBER Florida - December 1-2 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota Missouri - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City JANUARY, 2002 Arizona - TEA KRUSE NT. - Turf Paradise Arizona - TEA SILVER AUCTIONS - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 16-20 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 18 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix Florida - January 25-27 MECUM - Kissimmee FEBRUARY, 2002 California - February 2-3 SPECTRUM - Van Nuys APRIL, 2002 California - April 5-7 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs•


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SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles CLASSIC MANY CALIFORNIA CARS With over 25 years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock many classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition. Some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details. We are cash buyers. 1 ville, NY 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 posted.—ED. 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 a car.—ED. 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. 1965 Triumph TR4 rdstr, RHD, restored. Buy Locate Restore Sell CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION (760) 747-9947 FAX (760) 747-4021 www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. Visit US Online 12  More tips and info on how and what to look 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, we will.—ED. 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 investment.—ED. 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 Harbor, WA Widen auction results and increase critical opinions on cars. State your viewpoints on vari- 111WITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments Leave it alone.—Nicholas Zuck, ScottsThoughts and observations from fellow subscribers.  r illigM 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, Pasadena, CA 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, Hudson, NH 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, Cypress, TX 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 the block.—ED. 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 Christi, TX Doing just fine.—G. Paul Stasaittis, Miami, FL 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. And thanks from Keith and Cindy for all your thoughtful comments and your renewals.• Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read 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., Denver, CO 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 June, 2001  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 magazine.—Harvey Henderson, Honolulu, HI 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 mail@sportscarmarket.com, 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- mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com 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 clear misrepresentation. 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, via e-mail 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, Wheaton, IL 13


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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, TN Gary Anderson replies: According to Porter in The Original XK, the front wing vent was added in November 1951. 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 wonderful. 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. 14  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 his car?) 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 ludicrous!! —Charles 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 is worth.—ED. 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. Thank you. 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 could fathom. 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 typical color. 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 collector's stepchildren. 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 the road. 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.• Sports Car Market


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Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. 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 parts were stripped to bare metal before painting the car a bright Mopar yellow. The car now has 11 summers of use and a couple of rock chips. 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- As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com June, 2001  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 15


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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: "How much?" 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 lower. As far as finding your own SII, restoration dollars were far more often lavished on SIs, mak- NO RESERVE AUCTI The neophyte's VI2, a 330 GT 2+2. The SCM '72 Datsun 240Z. 38,000 original, documented miles. Perfect in and out. To be sold on eBay with NO RESERVE. Starting bid $1 00 . Begins June 7th. 16  novice should consider purchasing? Is there a type of Ferrari I should be looking at?—M. M., via e-mail 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 put right. 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 97215 .• 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,


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BIKE BUYS 1914 Indian F-Head I ndian founders George Hendee and Oscar Hedstrom joined forces in 1901 to produce what they called a "motocycle" in Springfield, Massachusetts. It wasn't until two years later that Harley-Davidson began production. The two largest American motorcycle manufacturers competed 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 without 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- The nickelplated handlebars sweep back dramatically. The left-side grip controls the throttle. 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 610.6661966 610.6669422 www.pamotorcorn info@pamotorcom AMERICAN CARS 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  $35,000 $14,900 $45,000 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton. Maroon/maroon, external exhaust, driver quality, very presentable, runs very well, shifts perfect. $76,500. 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  $8,900 $24,900 SPORTS/EXOTIC/EUROPEAN 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. $47,500. $15,900 $74,900 $149,000 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  $17,900 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  $8,500 $39,500 $37,500 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.  $39,900 1984 Rolls-Royce Spur. One lady owner, Royal blue/Parchment, 25,000 miles, books, records, tools, excellent throughout. $35,000. 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 Neill• Years produced  Colors  Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  1910-15 red N/A 1000 cc, air-cooled 42degree V-twin 2-speed, $20,000-$25,000 3-speed (1915) 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 double-jointed Rating: *1:t--t!r-A is best Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Fun to ride  ‘`.t-N Lubrication of old Indian en.er* June, 2001  17


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' ,  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. IF 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 deterred. 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 18  The Wrenching Imimir' TRUTH A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@sportscarmarket.com, fax 5031252-5854. Hatch at Sons Automotive by Bill Neill 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 Castle Hill. 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 club events. A 1960 190 SL awaiting a new interior after body and paint work. Owner  Shop  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone  Fax  Web site  E-mail  Recommended by  Hatch & Sons Automotive Inc. Bob Hatch Wayland, MA 30 30 14 www.hatchandsons.com hatclunb@aol.com $75 (for restoration) German cars 508/358-3500 508/358-3578 SCM subscriber Chris Turner 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 second."• Sports Car Market


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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop 3 Mt US www.guildclassiccars.com EIJIltc Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 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. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944


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ar-VIZ) C 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 Years produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Original list price  Chassis #  Engine #  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) Distributor cap  Bulkhead and major castings Club  Vintage Sports Car Club (Britain) Alfa Section, A. Cherrett, 121 Russell Road, Newbury, Berks RG14 5JX, England www.vscc.co.uk Web site  Alternatives  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- 20  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 1931-34 180 $900,000-$1,100,000 $500 (includes $150 $19,500 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 (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market Market Review & Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bell/ ssirno ANONIMA lOMBAROA FAHRICA AUTOM0131L1 TIDO la  NMI MILANO U N9 111M.• 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300


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Offerte e Rich/este di Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! 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 drives beautifully $16,500 OBO. 210647-5924. TX 62 GIULIA SPRINT COUPE, runs, restoration project $2,500. 415-227-0440. CA 63 L, Giulia Spider (Normale), profes- Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 570-825-0571. PA sional restoration 12 years ago. Well maintained by Alfa enthusiast. Excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Arizona car, no rust. Always garaged. White with blue interior and Stayfast top. Instruments rebuilt and refaced. Period radio works, as does everything else. New rubber mats throughout. Number 2 car that is ready to show, drive and enjoy. tgreenslade@usa.net $16,000. Bill Greenslade, 602-955-5547. 602.7650061. AZ 63 Giulia Spider Normale, disc brakes, 5-spd, not running, good body, many spares, good for vintage racing or restoration $2,900. 714-960-3978. CA 63 2600 SPIDER, red/blk, buckets, 6-cyl, 5-spd, 3-carb, new paint and top $12,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 63 2600 SPYDER, new red paint, gray int, 6-cyl, 3-carb, 5-spd, blk top, restoration started, great for vintage racing $12,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 65 Giulia Spider 1600, red, one owner, 48,000 miles, rust-free, California car,mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff Knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored good original condition. Photos garryroberts@fea.net $189,000. Garry, 949-650-2690. CA 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 52. Liter, 45 mm Webers, Mini-Lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray int., 70,000 mi, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@dellmail.com . $22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA 66 Giulia Sprint GT Veloce, red/blk, fresh 1750 w/GTA air trumpets, front sway bar, rebuilt gearbox and suspension, new paint, int and alloys $8,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 66 GTV, 1750 eng, 103K kilometers, Webers, K&N, Mille Miglia, wheels, buckets. ATS brakes, earlier eng rebuild, recent head rebuild, mechanics are perfect, all records $5,000 USD. 617-666-3953. MA 66 SPRINT GIULIA GT, complete car, runs, needs restoration $3,150 offers. Jerry, 708-424-2191. IL 67 2600 SZ ZAGATO, red, top cond, 25,800 km $35,000 best offer over. Danny, 408-258-0522. CA 67 DUETTO, red w/blk int, vnc $10,500. 636-239-6781. MO 67 DUETTO SPIDER, exc cond in & out, restored 12 yrs ago, 1600cc w/dual Weber carbs, no rust CA car, Farina Rosso red w/blk int, newer canvas top, many extras incl. cust roll bar, cover and orig hardtop $13,000. Eric, 708-784-1934. IL 67 CT VELOCE, red w/blk int, CD player, looks great and runs well, exciting rare Italian sports car $15,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 69 Spider Body, 1750cc, dual Weber 40 carbs, Farina Rosso AR514, blk int. Euro model w/all 69 dealer options, restored 100% to factory specs, showroom cond, very rare $18,500 US$/best offer. rronca@aei.ca 69 DUETTO, original paint faded, needs restoration, stored inside for 15 yrs $2,200. 415-227-0440. CA 71 Kamm-tailed Spyder, green, stainless bumper, runs/drives well, typical rust holes in front of each door, need new top $3,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 74 GTV. Silver. 59K original miles. Fully restored, excellent condition. BWA alloys, Webasto sunroof, Dell'orto 40mm carbs. Clean, original, black interior. Always garaged. $12,000, obo. NY 74 GTV, navy/palomino, excellent quality paint and interior, mechanically perfect $11,900. 310-247-0887. CA 74 SPIDER, silver/blk, roll bar, shackle springs, anti-sway, recent bushings, ball joints, tie rods, Campys, 5-pnt harness, Konis, free flow MSD, very tight chassis, 4.10 LSD $7,000. Dlr, 914-949-0103 MSat 9-6. NY 79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce coupe, 4 cyl, 5spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, pb, 77K mi $4,450. Car Exchange, 847-6801950. IL 79 GTV, Mille Miglia Edition, blk, tan velour int, sunroof, front quarter repair Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. VIA 41, Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  www.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland borghirti Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.com Veloce ALFA ROMEO Motors  parts, service and repair. Over 30 years experience. Factory trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-0064 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service June, 2001  Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS 1 New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. 1 Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. 11300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all "ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST &YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 Fax: 510-525-9519 21


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needed, clean parts available $2,000. Milton Dean, 718-383-7871. NY 79 SPIDER, blk/tan leather, new Sunfast tan top, 40K, new exhaust, no rust ever, excellent $6,000. Dlr, 914-949-0103 MSat 9-6. NY 79 SPIDER VELOCE, blk/tan int, clean southern car, minor body repair needed $3,000. Milton Dean, 718-383-7871. NY 80 SPIDER VELOCE, blk/white top, 35K mi, nice car, no rust, always garaged, all original $2,900 or OBO. 732-9384091. NJ 82 GT 2-DR COUPE, red, 5-spd, 6-cyl, ABS brakes, stereo cass, cruise, ps, pb, pw, pdl, p mirrors, ps, leather, alloys, fully equipped, 56K mi $2,900. Classic Motor Cars, 860-289-9351. CT 82 GTV6 BALOCCO SE, red w/blk int. 57K mi, full body restoration from metal, mechanically maintained, runs excellent $6,500. 631-669-1245. NY 83 SPIDER VELOCE, charcoal metallic w/ tan leather int, loaded, 63K mi, 1-owner car, pretty and pampered, no rust or dents/accidents or leaks, looks and runs excellent $5,500 OBO. 231-882-0426. MI 84 GTV-6, silver/blk, new Sperry IV heads, 164S cams, straight exhaust, 100K, body solid, TX car, new paint, new BF Goodrich 225/50/15ZR tires, Kenwood CD, Alpine amp, heated garage, no winters $7,000. Tom, 847-309-6841. IL 85 SPIDER, new top, silver w/blue leather interior, wood wheel, runs great $4,500. Bill, 973-661-0860. NJ 85 SPIDER, red/blk leather, 37K mi, 1owner, summer driven in Vermont only, excellent cond, Momo mahogany steering & shift knob, Ansa exhaust $9,350. 973-3760872. NJ WANTED 1966-69 Duetto or 1970-74 Spider. All original, complete. No rust. No Bondo. Wreck-free. Sound mechanical condition. Already restored or restorable. Bob. (520) 886-6848. (AZ)• 750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. Original Equipment and aftermarket supply... • Performance Parts: Headers, cams, pistons, springs, sway bars, induction, brakes...and more Call to order our new 1996 Performance Parts Catalog 800 225 ALFA Re-Originals  OEM Quality, 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Alfa - Ferrari Lancia - - Fiat - Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia Maserati - - FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider Apollo FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Apollo Lamborghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. PHONE 281-807-1945 or FAX 281-807-1946 22  Sports Car Market


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RIIAR Chassis number: 5251 Engine number: 5251 A 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 every department. 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- Years produced  Number produced Original list price SCM Price Guide    Distributor cap  Chassis # Engine #  Clubs  Web sites  Alternatives  Market Review Buyer's Guide 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. 1963-64 350 $12,600 $100,000-$135,000 Tune up/major service $2,000-$2,500, including valve adjustment $325 On a plate on the firewall Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241  On right rear, under distributor www.ferrariclubofamerica.org ; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org 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 June, 2001  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)• 23


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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan „Ir 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 investment? 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 heater capabilities. 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 to $6,000. 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.• Garry Roberts & Co. Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary Ferrari Sales / Service / Restoration / Storage 1953 Vignale 212 Inter Coupe 1958 250 CT Series I Cabriolet 1960 250 PininFarina Coupe 1963 250 GTE 1964 250 CT Lusso 1965 330 CT 2+2 1965 275 GTB/2 1967 Miura P400 1970 365 CT 2+2 1972 246 CT 1973 365 GTB/4 1977 308 GTB 1985 308 CTS 1995 F50 2001 Fl Spyder 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690 Fax: (949) 650-2730 email: garryroberts@fea.net 24  USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline July 1, 2001 Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland. OR 97215-1429. Sports Car Marke


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 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. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 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 Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 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, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 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. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 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 CA 63 LUSSO, red w/red int, very nice example $129,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860350-1148 CT 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. PA 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 NY 66 275 GTS, midnight blue w/gray leather, flawlessly restored, 60K mi, a gorgeous car $158,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 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. 847-864-3740. IL 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 CA 70 DAYTONA, red/blk leather, V12, Euro version, a/c, XWX tires, runs and drives fantastic $109,000. 905-875-4700. CANADA ON 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 CA 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. FL 79 512 BB, 6,500 original miles, red/ black with tan interior, EPA and DOT releases, all original $69,000. Bob, 219942-8110. 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Our CARS Send your stories (maximum 300 words) and photo to "Our Cars," SCM, 6833 SE Pine CL, Portland, OR 97215 or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com 1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Owner: Barney Hallingby, New York, NY Purchase price and date: $354,500, August 1999 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 US-market cars. 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, page 35). 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 (law@cmconline.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- 26  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 DeTomaso Mangusta. 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 ... • Sports Car Market


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11[4•••4 Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1971 Intermeccanica Italia Roadster Chassis number 50-420-414 A 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. Years produced  Number produced  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 Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  Original price .... $6,450 in '68, $10,000 in '71 SCM Price Guide  (354 convertibles, 57 coupes) $20,000-$26,000 Plate on firewall ledge Under coil attaching bolt Intermeccanica Owners Registry, Tim Marriott 303/752-2301 www.intermeccanica.org Iso Grifo, Bizzarini, June, 2001  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 American engine. 1968-71 approximately 411, $150 $9.95 450 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.• 27


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Etceterini eit Friends Market Place ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ABARTH 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 BIZZARRINI 66 BIZZARRINI, 5300 Strada, blk/blk, alloy body, Webers, restored $115,000. 916-773-8109 PDT. CA BUGATTI 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, 941-355-6500. FL DELAGE 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 PA 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 WA DELAHAYE 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 FACEL VEGA 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. CA 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 MO FIAT 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, 28  fuel line, gas tank, good top and chrome, no cracked glass, good body, very nice driver $2,700. bobiles@home.com 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. 301-927-0101. MD 80 SPIDER, 5-spd, Mags, no rust, garaged, great sound system $4,200. 631-928-4812. NY 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 GHIA 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, 847-680-1950. IL GOGGOMOBIL 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 HISPANO SUIZA - 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 nights. NY ISOTTA FRASCHINI - 72 A-5S PHAETON, restored $350,000.. FAX 973-539-3033 NJ INTERMECCANICA 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 ISO GRIFO 67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys, excellent int, redone correctly, rust free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL ITALIA 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 LAMBORGHINI 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. MD 69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired cond $22,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809 CA 71 ESPADA, 20K mi, no rust, Miura wheels, tools, beautiful car in green metallic, complete history $29,500 firm. 860455-9030. CT 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. CT 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. 913-384-1767. KS 85 JALPA, outstanding dark blue/tan, 17K mi $34,500. 514-631-3390. CANADA QC LANCIA 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 CA 58 B-24 CONVERTIBLE, excellent older restoration $60,000. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 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 WA 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. 617-394-9744. MA 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 MANGUSTA 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 eves. NE MASERATI 58 3500 GT, red w/blk leather, very orig car, runs and drives well $17,500. Gullwing Motor Car, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 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. NY 63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue, carmel leather, 5-spd, wire wheels, immaculate $75,000. 713-794-3368 days. 713526-8990 eves. TX 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. NY 73 BORA, 4.9L, blk/tan, 7,800 mi, all manuals, papers, tools, untouched original car, simply the best $38,000. 412-4271031. PA 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 310-274-9809 CA PEUGEOT 67404 CONVERTIBLE, immaculate condition, two tops, floor shift, fuel injected rebuilt engine $16,500 OBO. Jim, 708-2882588. 708-387-9934.IL SIATA 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 CA 52 GRAN SPORT ROADSTER, twin Webers, completely restored, original motor $58,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL SIMCA 51 8 ROADSTER, Ferrari style alloy body by Farina, Mille Miglia eligible $7,000. 440-786-8141. OH TALBOT LAGO - 38 T 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 CA • - Sell your classic car in Sports Car Market for as little as $15/mo. See page 72 for details. Sports Car Market


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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. CA 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, 303-456-0041. CO 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 CA 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. CA 53 JAGUAR, the 120, SVRA logbook, 3.4 engine, HD8 carbs, disc brakes, call for more info, car parts, 24' enclosed trailer $30,000. 859-781-2409. KY 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 CA 58 DEUTSCH-BONNET, HBR5, chassis #993, w/optional large Alfin brakes, good running engine, needs some TLC $12,500. 323-656-7483. CA 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, www.maseratinet.com wMASERATIF INTERNAlt° Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President June, 2001  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 • • vhik SVRA logbook, over $75K invested, call for details and information or email photos $30,000 OBO. 407-298-5010. FL 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. IL 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. FL 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. CT 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. CA 67 MATRA JET 6, won class at Sebring in '67, driven by Janet Guthrie, Renault Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! c.a.r. logistics Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  +41 31 888 14 25 e-mail:carlog packimpexch 29 Gordini, 1255cc engine, recent respray in original color, all else unrestored original $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. PA 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. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 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 LITERATURE AUTOMOBILIA, OLD RACING PHOTOS available in a free catalog from Vintage Motorphoto, 19363 Willamette Drive, PMB166, West Linn, OR 97068 or see it on the web at: vintagemotorphoto.com .•


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Book Reviews Ratings:  Morgan First and Last of the Real Sports Can. Author: Brian Laban Publisher: Virgin Publishing Ltd. Phone: 8001826-6600 Size: 91/2" x 61/2" hardbound. 326 pages Price: $29.95 Rating: Morgan historians Casual enthusiasts 13-* Soichiro Honda, the late founder of the Honda Motor Company, stated some years ago that "eventually there would be only a half dozen car makers in the world." After a pause he added, "and Morgan." Director: Angelo Del Monte Distributor: Olegna Productions Inc., 2650 North 2 nd St. , Harrisburg, PA 17110 Phone: 87712-0LEGNA Format: VHS, 1 hour Price: $19.95 Rating: Corvette fans IrthWr General viewers fr MUM dl CARLISLE is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Corvettes at Carlisle 2000 Porsche Turbo The Full History of the Race and Production Cars Authors: Clauspeter Becker, Malte Jurgens, Michael Kockritz,EckhardSchimpf, with photos by Peter Vann Publisher: MBI Publishing Company Phone: 8001826-6600 Size: 10" x 12" hardbound, 162 pages Price: $39.95 Rating: Turbo owners: Casual enthusiasts: *73-** ii1 11 iiiIiiIII 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 30  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. —Brian Rabold 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 pictures, superb technical data, insider stories from Porsche racing and production engineers, and just the right amount of historical perspective to make it porsche turbo _...,,,LHESTORV or rme Irma /MD ,RODUCT,ON C.R5 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. —Jim Schrager Sports Car Market


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 Vintage RallyL CALENDAR JUNE 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@ col legeplan.org 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/ 789-3954, tonybowker@aol.com 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 (GERMANY) JUL Y 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. AUGUST 28th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races,17-19.Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327SECA (CA); www.laguna-seca.com Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 19. Contact: P.O. Box 1288, Carmel Valley, CA 93924; 831/659-1822; info@pebble beachconcours.net SEPTEMBER 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, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.carnet.co.uk 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/ 561-8401. (CA) 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) OCTOBER 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/ 561-8401. (CA) NOVEMBER 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)• You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! c[19[1_ Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com *ifs .1,4 • t ‘ u N Quality Service Since 1960 GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! Nom Scotia.! 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. June, 2001  2002 SCHEDULE 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 : VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069, fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com 31


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r The Twenty Year PICTURE Coupes From Stuttgart 1964-65 Porsche 356C SC, 1967-68 Porsche 911S, 1972-73 Porsche 911S $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991 1992  I. 1964-65 Porsche 356C SC (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  111 1967-68 Porsche 911S 1993  1994 1995  1996  0 1972-73 Porsche 911S This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 3011317-4228, FAX 3011317-8330* ,  Mystery Photo ANSWERS •■■ Say Buford, I thought them hood "hornyments" went on the front of your ve-hicle!—Michael Glauberman, Huntingdon Valley, PA Auction hazards!—Derek Durst, Newport, RI Cleverly disguised 2003 Ford Moose en route to Mercedes Avoidance testing.—Brian Berg, Milwaukee, WI Ford's last-ditch effort to finish off the Dodge April 2001 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 32 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, Henderson, NV 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 '64-65 356C Sc '67-'68 911S '72-'73 911S •"'" 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, Kewaskum, WI 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


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1967 Camaro RS/SS Convertible I $3,000 then, $25,000 soon. n April 1964, Ford introduced the Mustang and 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 V8 options. ELYTROY 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 of you. Years produced  Number produced  Original price (RS/SS)  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  June, 2001 1967 19,856 V8 convertibles $3,124.95 $10,000417,000 $150 $25 Plate on left door hinge post Pad on right side of block near cylinder head World Wide Camaro Association, P.O. Box 607188, Orlando, FL 32860 www.camarocarclub.com Alternatives  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 $10,000 behind.—Car/ Bomstead• • • DEGREASES ever, 1,1“,,, irum engines to • cnur  REMOVES lough stains from 'ON  1 fssr ti1712410.°111,11:,ir tlir9r1Ito?cr The Tough Al / Surface Cleaner CiEANS rubber, vinyl. metal, tile and plastic BBQ upholstery and carpets Read bock CORROSION OR DISCOLORATION meguiars.com  Customer Help Center 800-347-5700 Irvine • Paris • Sydney • Hong Kong • Toronto


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WIIIIMIlitAUCTION REPORT, CHRISTIE'S Spring A 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 gauges installed. 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, six-cylinder brethren. Christie's 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. T 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 wholeheartedly.—ED. 1: SCM 1 6 Scale Condition Rating National  - concours  standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. 34  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 finding $430,073. 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 thin market. #31-1913 HILLMAN 9HP Two-seater Tourer. S/N 242. Red with black wings. RHD. ENGLISH CARS #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 evening's work.—R.H-E. 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. 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I I I I  " " Sala AUCTION 4' P !RV CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON #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 here too. #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 June, 2001  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 35


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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/ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ill • • • auction did this one-off, modified competition C no favors. High bid could have been accepted without regret. FRENCH CARS #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. GERMAN CARS #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 milailagENWINER1161. donglinalaliwab.„,„, 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- 36  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 Sports Car Marke


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON 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 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 this chassis. #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 or price. #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 money. ITALIAN CARS #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- 38  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. AMERICAN CARS #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. Sports Car Market


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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 estimate. 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. BONHAMS Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2001 A ° .:-iictioneers: Malcolm Barber, Simon Kidston 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 ,IT 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 40  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- •• • • • • • • • 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 &BROOKS 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. ENGLISH CARS #196-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP PHANTOM I Tourer. Body by R. Harrison. S/N 90AL. Two-tone blue, black fenders/beige. • • • • • • • • 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. Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS GENEVA 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 condition. #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. • • • • • • • • • the magic $100K mark again? If so, much more likely in the affluent US than the fiscally beleaguered EU. #151-1957 MGA 1500 Roadster. S/N HDT3350301. Red/black. Odo: 19,724 miles. • • • • • • • • 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 retail priced. #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 42  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. Sports Car Market m 1


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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 Automobile Transportation is our only Business. When you need to relocate your automobile choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. 4NA June, 2001  Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 FAX 413-436-9422 • www.interdtylinesecom 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum 43


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Sala AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS GENEVA 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 • • • • • • • • • 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, • • • • • • • • 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 invested. #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. ITALIAN CARS #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. GERMAN CARS #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. FRENCH CARS #199-1922 BUGATTI TYPE 23 BRESCIA Roadster. Body by Hugh Conway. S/N 1361. 44  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


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 'erne: Sala 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. AUCTION REPORT: BONHAM* 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 = ROOKS Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! _  az ... ,  .4, .,  ....  ,  -  V1 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+. .. ... . "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles __-_c_;,-_,. --., ' .. . c,.. -ac,:.,  _-_,_::-.:_a,:_:.--, 1998 Ferrari 355 TB F1  Barchefta/cream,  3,300 miles. Mint!  22;Hvo • • • ft, ports rICar5 forthe Coming Year ,-Date Prkes - • hi I Cars for the 1st Time Coll Dollar for Your Car at u 51 Buys in Ferraris, Parse!,  ""'" hPars, Mmedes, more.- "r"""' Prepared by Keith Martin andh e Sports Car Markel Ma arr'''''"' Auction reports, Mini-Profiles and more! Cruise by www.sportscarmarket.com today. June, 2001  1994 Ferrari 348 Spider  Triple blue, 9,000 miles  Major service done  1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Red/tan, 28,000 miles Major service done! 1999-2000 Ferrari 360s Five to choose from Call for details Our 23rd Year 2000 Premier Dealer #1 in customer satisfaction in USA for Porsche 4401 W. Wendover • Greensboro, NC 27407 336/294-0200 www.foreigncarsitalia.com 45


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SCA9 AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS GENEVA 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. AMERICAN CARS #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 46  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.


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  w  ■  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 forthcoming. #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, tta  . . ,-  -  c  .-k  -.7  - ;--„..■. 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. Even this far from the US, a 1960s Mustan2 is tt7i 0-, -  'wool  4-kolL..... jri ,,,,  millimpoommommi,..,-.J  41 Advertise in Sports Car Market. Call (503) 261-7127 for information and rates. - " Alb.  ON ■ Report by Brian Rabold oilig  #  ) Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin 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 www.classic car corn (WE BUY CARS) LANCIA Gr. 5 ALFA ROMEO 6C ) ( 911 TARGA FLORIO )  M.M. BARCHETTA ALFA ROMEO TZ1  ( ELVA BARCHETTA ) ( JAGUAR XK 120 )  ABARTH OT (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS) HISTORIC RACE 1° JUNE 2001 _ Increase your traffic.  iv  .  • V  1  ,  w  .  r  w • r  I ,  ----.• , — a _ISMS regarded as one of the icon automobiles. acceptable condition, this one was secured for a realistic price, too. In -  -  ,  . ie,  L..-1  ..._ Silver Auctions Portland, Oregon March 24, 2001 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Bob Graham, Steve Dorsey 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% bob(classicscars.com Nwar-Awoor


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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. ENGLISH CARS #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. JAPANESE CARS #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. GERMAN CARS #78-1958 BMW 600 2-door "Limousine." White/tan. Odo: 39,699 miles. Pitted chrome. Orange peel in paint. Some chipped glass. 48  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. Sports Car Market


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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. AMERICAN CARS #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. SWEDISH CARS #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. PASSPORT MI MOW AI  MMl  M7M•M M■miL.M or— ■111/111/ MN 1=11■Y= A FedEx Custom Critical Company PASSPORT TRAP' PASSPORTIRA NSP OR T - 1970 C assic mut Speciah 1-800-325-4267 June, 2001  Enclosed _Auto Transport Since 1970 • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Special event services 2001 Cars sa- e y lleivered anywhere in the USA° fax: 314-878-7295 www.PassportTransport.com 49 in 7 I A MrMI s■s■ Complete records. Nice paint, no rust, very clean car. $2,450 when new. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. Interesting car, but once again, to 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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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER AUCTIONS PORTLAND OR.....%%%%%111.• 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 appropriate bid. #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 enough bid. #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 50  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. 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•■•■•••••■••••••• SC/la AUCTION REPORT: SILVER AUCTIONS PORTLAND OR #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. NC ASTON MARTIN  FERRARI  PORSCHE Autosport Designs, has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities includes a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration and body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autosportdesigns.com website is an up to date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and any information regarding our services. CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com E-MAIL: sales @ autosportdesigns.com ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE Sales & Leasing (all years) Restorations•Interior & exterior repairs•Chassis dyno (rolling road) Carburetor & Fuel injection tuning Machining & Fabrication•Race prep & support. 1•■=111■ June, 2001  51


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MID-AMERICA Sr. PAUL 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 MN (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. MidAmerica Mid-America Auctions 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% M 52  Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics id-America Auction Company, one of the most experienced conductors of 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 freshened. Sports Car Market 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 ENGLISH MOTORCYCLES #41-1939 ARIEL Mk I Motorcycle. S/N DE563. Eng. #DE563. Black and chrome tank, black/black. Odo: 1,003 miles. Rear pillion pad •• • • • • • • • #73-1959 BSA GOLD STAR DBD 34 Racer. S/N DBD.34.GS.4086. Eng. #DBD.34.GS.4086. Red and silver, black frame/ • • • • • • • • 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


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#72-1971 BSA DAVE ALDANA Flat Track Racer. Eng. #D38. Fly yellow and silver/black. Dave Aldana-built frame with SCM AUCTION REPORT: MID-AMERICA Sr. PAUL MN GERMAN MOTORCYCLES #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. ITALIAN MOTORCYCLES — #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 generous. #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. June, 2001 "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 parties concerned. 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 53


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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 • • • • • • • • • AMERICAN MOTORCYCLES #12pm2-1924 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FE Motorcycle. Eng. #24FE3567. Olive drab/ black. Low-budget older restoration that is • • • • • • • • 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 results. JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES #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 new owner. #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 garden-variety Chief never been used (well, not much). Victims of iffy storage: wheel spokes and tailpipes have light surface corrosion, decals yellowing and 54  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. #47-1957 HARLEY-DAVIDSON SPORTSTER Motorcycle. Eng. #57XL3164. Red and black/black. Odo: 1 mile. Bike had no fluids in it (garage prop?). Older restoration, Sports Car Market


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Sall AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA 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 ENGLISH CARS #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: Spectrum Auctions -ralm Springs, California April 6-8, 2001 Auctioneers: Mark Gelman, Dennis Wisby, Kenton Maryhew 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, including premium. 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. #43-1999 EXCELSIOR-HENDERSON SUPER X Motorcycle. S/N 597. Black/black. June, 2001 A 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 55 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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Sal AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA 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. FRENCH CARS #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 Monterey. #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 GERMAN CARS #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 expensive problems. #444 1969 VOLKSWAGEN VVESTFALIA 3-door Camper Van. S/N 239008912. White/ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 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 to repair. #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. 56  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 Sports Car Market 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 next stop? #144-1971 BMW 2800 CS 2-door Sedan. S/N 2280048. White/tan leather. Nice older re


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA 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 mark. #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 decent car. 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 ITALIAN CARS #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 utility units. #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? AMERICAN CARS #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- June, 2001  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. JAPANESE CARS #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- 57


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA • • • • • • • • • #134-1963 BUICK INVICTA 4-door Station Wagon. S/N 6J2002038. Tan/dark brown • • • • • • • • 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 vehicle. #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 models. #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 everything.• 30,000 SCM Reports Cars • Photos • Market Info www.sportscarmarketcom Cruise by today. You'll never buy a car again without checking sportscarmarket.com first. 58  Sports Car Market


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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals 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. scm welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be modified for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. All submissions subject to editing. Appraised value: $7,000-$10,000 for parts only. June, 2001  Mitch Silver Since our firm was founded in 1979, Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business. We now produce auctions throughout the Western United States and Canada. Our annual Hot August Nights extravaganza in Reno and our January auction in Fountain Hills, Arizona are widely recognized as being among the nation's premier collector car events. Our auctions have earned a reputation as being a fair and honest place to sell or buy a car. We're proud of our track record. When you're making the decision to buy or sell a collector car, we'd like you to think of Silver Auctions first. Billings, Montana  CALENDAR OF EVENTS June 2, 2001 100 Cars Coeur d' Alene, Idaho  Puyallup, Washington  Mc Donald Collection  Yellowstone Roaring '20s Auditorium June 16, 2001 200 Cars Coeur d' Alene Resort Grounds June 23, 2001 125 Cars Western Washington Fairgrounds June 24, 2001 100+ Cars Near Yakima, Washington 30 yr. collection of Studebakers Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 30 & July 1, 2001 300 Cars Missoula, Montana  Post Falls, Idaho  Reno, Nevada  Spokane, Washington  Sun Valley, Idaho  Laughlin, Nevada  Kelowna, BC, Canada  Teton Village on the grounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon July 7, 2001 100 cars Adjacent to the Missoula County Fairgrounds July 14-15, 2001 120 Cars Hot Rod Cafe Race Track August 2 - 5, 2001 750 Cars Reno-Sparks Convention Center Hot August Nights August 18, 2001 100 Cars Silver Auditorium September 1 - 2, 2001 250 Cars Sun Valley Lodge September 8, 2001 125 Cars Weekend of Wheels September 9, 2001 100 Cars City Park, downtown Lakeside in conj. with Field of Dreams Fax list of Cars For Sale available one week prior to each auction. Contact Silver Auctions to sponsor an auction in your city. Additional auctions are added often. SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 www.silverauctions.com 59 ow, /01111 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 .71


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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph DEEM.. Chassis number: DB41818IL Engine number: 3701818 .11., 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 L 7 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. Number produced  Original list price  Years produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Market Review Buyer's Guide 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 Chassis #  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 Here's why. 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? 1958-63 1,110, including 70 dropheads $10,500 $50,000-$75,000 $1,200-$1,800 Located on plate in engine compartment 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 slaskey@freeman-co.com Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, Alternatives  Jaguar E-type coupe, Maserati 3500, Lamborghini 400GT 2+2, Iso Grifo described. 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 60  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)• Sports Car Market


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e  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 June, 2001  fid) aticnt 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? Unfortunately, your 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 (sometimes called 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 your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com, fax 650/949-9685.• 61


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English Car Shopping Centre ALL CLASS/REDS INCLUDE INTERNET POS77NGI ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA Regular classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 510-787-2106. CA 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. NY 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. 708-288-2588.IL 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. 540-886-6999. VA 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. NJ AUSTINHEALEY 54 100-4 BN1, blk/blk, fully restored, rebuilt eng w/3K mi, exc cond $25,000. 617492-6119. MA 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. FL 57 FX4, diesel, red velour custom interior. $10,500 OBO. 610-626-4220. 610-9091420 cell. PA 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. 901-486-0105.TN 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. FL 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. NH 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 BENTLEY 35 3-1/2 litre drophead, Park Ward, very nice CA car, new wheel discs and Connolly leather int $89,000 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 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 nights. NY FRAZER NASH 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 JAGUAR 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 480-984-5219 AZ 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. CA 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. MN 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. 440-333-1049. OH LAND ROVER 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. GA LOTUS 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 NC 67 ELAN, red on blk, frame-off restoration $19,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. 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 $13,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 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. IL 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 M.G. 34 MG PA, Airline coupe, 1 of 28 built, restored in '87, call for details $65,000. 503-678-2598. OR 48 MG TC, red/biscuit leather, 1 owner, original car, body-off restoration, heated storage $16,000 BO. Sonny, 631-6530661. NY 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. 860-658-2385. CT 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 eves. OR 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 trade. wtbillcobb@aol.com 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, 978-887-6644. MA 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 NY NASHHEALEY 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 ext-274. MI ROLLSROYCE 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. CANADA MB 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, 941-355-6500. FL 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. IL 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. 708-246-7004. IL 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. VA 80 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, peacock blue, 32K orig mi, tan leather, blue piping, completely original, mint cond, CA car from new $55,000 OBO. 831-6243438. CA SUNBEAM 66 SUNBEAM TIGER, XKs uN-Li im-ITE Comprehensive Jaguar Inventory 850 Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 (800) 444-5247 www.xlis.com r Engine • Brakes • Cooling • Exhaust • Filters Transmission • Electronics • Interior Kits Sheet Metal • Glass • Manuals & Books Clothing • Collectibles • Gift Items  • Original jaguar Parts • Aftermarket Parts • Performance Parts • Over-Night Delivery  ,.."411VCE 1973 - UYSIM ED World-Class Jaguar Catalog 1947 to Current Parts Catalog 65K, Fanatically owned since 1988, Supertrapps, Panasports, Konis, hardtop, all original parts included, rust free and straight. She screams! $22,000. haha@core.com, 815-455-3112. IL TRIUMPH 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 CA 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 email-milkes@clover.net OH 63 TR4, red/black, beautiful car, a fun summer driver, new top, clean interior, solid as a rock. $11,500. 847-272-1450. IL 69 SPITFIRE, factory hardtop, Panasport wheels, rebuilt motor and trans, never rusted, desirable year $9,000. Dlr, 847247-0447. IL 76 TR6, yellow/blk, 10K orig mi, rust-free, unrestored original vehicle $18,500. 201505-0626. NJ 80 TR7 SPYDER, 1 of 200 made, one registered owner, 18K mi, always garaged, like new, a winner every show $12,000. Tom, 860-889-6096. CT WANTED Want Shorrock supercharger for Sprite/ BMC A Series. Must be complete with oiler and carb. 206-527-9707. reiring@aol. com.• WORLD'S FINEST LOTUS 7 REPLICA BIY Starter Kit, $8,985; S3 Complete Roller, $16,786; Race Version, $16,978 INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE! 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PORSCHE 41(- MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW 1/ND ANDERE GERMAN C R cka.fee- tad Wm-tweedChassis number: 87985 ,T 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 market range. 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 "The Hustler." Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  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 Club  Web site  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). 1960-61 2,653 $3,794 (1961) $35,000-$45,000 $250 $12 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 www.356registry.org Alternatives  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 64  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 the Roadster. 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. —Jim Schrager (Historical data courtesy of auction company.) Sports Car Market Market Review Buyer's Guide 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster


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-  Euro Carrera RS Sleepers D 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. AriaA RES TOR A TIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 June, 2001  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 street machines. 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.• PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES • SPECIALIZING IN DOOR-TO-DOOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE • STATE- OF- THE- ART, FULLY- ENCLOSED 6-CAR TRANSPORTER • EAST COAST, SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST & "SNOWBIRDS" • ALL MAJOR NATIONAL COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE EVENTS CALL: 1 -8 88-PRECIOUS! 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Sportwagen zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING/ Regular classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! AMPHICAR 64 driver, blue, swims well $24,500. 801582-6883. UT 64 2,885 original mi, excellent $34,950. 323-860-8882. CA 67 15K ml, white w/blk top, red/white int, was in Concours d'Elegance '98, extra tires, wheels, manuals, parts $16,000. Ken, 248-627-3327. MI BMW 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. KY 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. CA 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. 954-522-9900. FL DEUTSCHBONNET 58 HBR5, chassis #993 with optional large Alfin brakes, good running engine, needs some TLC $12,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA HORCH 38 853A, parade phaeton, unrestored, excellent, 1 of 3 made, last existing example $334,000. 804-973-8567. VA MERCEDESBENZ 38 320D, 4-door cabriolet, restored, rhd, new top, int, chrome, paint, fabulous car, history $43,500 offers/trades. 561 -3956188. FL 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. 818-368-7226. CA 54 300SL GULLWING, silver, 28K ml, exceptional cond, flawless body, a must see car $265,000. John Rider, 6 10-7795939. PA 57 220S CABRIOLET, ivory/red, lovely orig CA car, 1 owner since 1960, runs like new, no rust ever $45,500. 610-5848844. PA 58 220S CONVERTIBLE, gray/red, accurately restored CA car, sorted and ready, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $70,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-8876644. MA 58 220S CONVERTIBLE, blk/red/white, auto, needs minor restoration $20,000. 760944-8444. CA You can't trust them with Just anyone. Prized Possessions. 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. CA 60 190SL, Carmel/brown, new top, new paint, good mechanics, great driver $21,500. tjfarch@aol.com , 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 or John, Dlrs, 514-735-0555. 514978-2366 cell. CANADA QC 63 300SE CONVERTIBLE, US model, vpiteBella Classic t fits , No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com Exclusively 280SL's Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey vEietest:,  66  Q.-:Irricr9, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In Ni 973-742-2692 • Fax 973 - 7428369 (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.com Sports Car Market


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  good mechanical NOS parts, needs cosmetic restoration $20,000. 562-4257743. CA 64 300SE CONVERTIBLE, 6-cyl, auto, It blue w/drk blue top, red leather, ps, pb, a/c, air suspension, restored $34,500. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 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. NJ 65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy, 4-spd stick, restored, rust-free CA car, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $70,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 67 250SE COUPE, 14,500 mi, 1-owner CA car, a/c, pw windows $25,000. 858-7597723. CA 69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, 119K, original blue leather, new Haartz cloth top, Nardi wheel, power windows, a/c, floor automatic, runs dreamy $30,000. haha@core.com, 815-455-3112. IL 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 OBO. 412-855-8786. PA MESSERSCHMITT 55 KR175 CONVERTIBLE, maroon with tan interior, new engine seals $15,000. 636-239-6781. MO PORSCHE 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. Thom, 253-537-3690. WA 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. CO 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. MA 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. SD 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. 850-926-5722. FL 68 911, soft window Targa, red/black, 5spd, tools, records, mint, original $20,000. 847-247-0447. IL 69 911T COUPE, original CA car, rebuilt 2.4 engine, new paint, alloys, no rust $12,500. 877-356-4930. CA otobili Thoroughbreds by Carl Bomstead Two Object: Stanley Wanlass Painted Bronze— Lot #96 Auction: Bonhams & Brooks, Musee International de I' Automobile, Geneva, Switzerland Date: Monday, March 5, 2001 Estimate: $17 ,400-$20 ,300 Sale price: $18,009, including buyer's premium TR at Le Mans. F 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 June, 2001  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 Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  1536 N.W. 23' Ave Portland OR 97210 email: stephanie@journeys1.com JOVRAert, 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.• 67 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. NE 79 928, brown w/tan leather, 10K original miles, stored last 10 yrs, orig owner, perfect cond $20,000. 860 668 0305. CT VOLKSWAGEN 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. NY 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 •


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From Gland Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Roadster Engine number: B382000927LRXFE 111 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  Numbers produced  Original list price  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  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) $3,659 1965-67 $13,500-$16,500 $500 $25 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. 68  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)• Sports Car Market


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American Cats For Sale ALL CLASS/REDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! BUICK 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 CADILLAC 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. IL 47 cony, blk lacquer ext, new red leather int, terrific chrome, rebuilt trans/eng, brakes, electric, great driver $45,000. 609476-3956. NJ 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 CAMARO 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. MN 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 EDT. NC CHRYSLER 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, 815-385-3644. IL 61 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE, restored, full power, swivel seats, turquoise, white, fabulous car $28,000 offers/trades. Stanley, 561-395-6188. FL DODGE 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. AZ 70 CHALLENGER R/T, 440-6 convertible, 1 of 38 produced w/auto trans, purple, white/white, white stripe, #s match, broad- June, 2001 69 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. CT DUESENBERG 22 183 ci twin cam engine on a display stand, I of 1 $145,000. CCars, 626-4470327. CA LINCOLN 36 K 5-passenger convertible sedan $75,000. Harris Schnare, 781-648-7447. MA 55 CAPRI CONVERTIBLE, very rare car with full professional restoration, blk w/ cream leather int $65,000. Paul Lane, 203377-6745. CT 56 MK II CONVERTIBLE, Derham built, documented, this one has air, 100 pt restoration, teal blue $265,000. Modem Classic, 215-739-0660. PA MERCURY 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. OH OLDS 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 PLYMOUTH 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 EDT. NC 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 PONTIAC 54 STARCHIEF, Custom Catalina, coral red, absolutely exceptional $35,000. 419668-1884. OH 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. WA 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 SHELBY 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 CORVETTE 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. NJ 55 pennant blue, tan top, tan seats and int, Ken Heckert paint, 3 owners since '62, immaculate cond $52,500. 717-8483300. PA 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. 850-562-3144. FL 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. NY 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 pm. FL 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. GA 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. TX 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, 954-968-5279. FL 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. 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807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/www.difatta.com Re- Originals. 281/807Nasko's Imports. 503/771- SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. 650/508- 8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. 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Sports Car Market Classified Order Form STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DEAL Advertise your classic car in Sports Car Market magazine for as little as $15 per month. Just follow the five easy steps below. Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (le., July 1st for the August issue.) LI I would like to place a text classified advertisement for $15/mo • I would like to place a 13/4" wide full-color Showcase Gallery advertisement for $44/mo O I would like to place a 2 1/2" wide full-color Super Showcase advertisement for $88/mo STEP 2: WRITE YOUR AD Please write your 25 word ad clearly in the boxes, exactly as you wish it to read, one word per box. Each word over will be an extra $1. (Use an extra sheet if necessary.) Type of ad:  Please place my ad in this section: 0 Alfa Romeo 0 American O English  O Ferrari  0 Etceterini 0 German 0 Race Cars  LI Send me a copy of the issue with my ad. ($6) 0 Cars for sale 0 Parts for sale 0 Car wanted U Parts wanted 0 Automobilia STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR METHOD OF PAYMENT • I've enclosed a check/PO for $  CI Please debit my U Mastercard 0 Visa with $  Card number  Expiration date  Signature  STEP 4: FILL IN YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS First name Address  City  Daytime phone  STEP 5: MAIL, FAX OR PHONE MAIL YOUR AD TO: Sports Car Market classifieds. 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 FAX YOUR AD TO: 503/252-5854 SMALL PRINT: Payment must be submitted with entry. • You must provide your full name, address and phone number. • All photographs will remain the property of SCM and will be reproduced as necessary, unless SASE is enclosed for return. • Advertisements received will be placed in the next issue subject to availability (not necessarily the following publication). • Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (i.e., December 1st for the January issue.) • No responsibility can be accepted by SCM or its printer for any inaccuracy in the advertisement, or for any transaction arising between readers from advertisements published. INTERNET BONUS NO EXTRA CHARGE! Double your exposure! You reach the car collecting world when you place your ad. All Sports Car Market Magazine classified and Showcase Gallery ads are posted on the Internet at sportscarmarket.com . Call 503/261-0555 for information. 72  FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING For information on increasing your business by advertising in Sports Car Market Magazine, call Scott Abts for availability and rates, at 503/261-0555, fax 503/252-5854 or e-mail: artdir@ sportscarmarket.corn. SEND US YOUR AD ELECTRONICALLY! Send us your classified, or color showcase gallery car ad via e-mail to artdir@ sportscarmarket.com . Include the above information and please scan your pictures, 5" width at 300 dpi, saved in JPG format for best print quality. Sports Car Market Last name State  e-mail  Zip  made payable to Sports Car Market Date 


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Sce es Fro m A mella rcl, Marc n 10-11,2001 Vintage Alfa specialist Ali Lugo (left) and "Mr. SL" Alex Dearborn. 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.


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Collecting Thoughts The Black Prince and 914 Friends by Dave Brownell v f I do say so myself, Automobilia Auctions's seventh annual sale on March 17-18 exceeded 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 radiator mascot from an Invicta Black Prince. Fifteen of these cars I 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 country. E -A And now for the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey says. That same mascot was offered with a $400 reserve at 1 ['Apart 9h. 30 Onrrolour dos rues Lunn, slaw Alsonws. ff on NAM,* Arrives Place du Pertre 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 74  rse de Cot de MONTMARTR au ralenti E Automobilia Auctions Wethersfield, CT 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 Car. 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 Custom Creations 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. e Automobile DIMANCHE 7 &Timbre B30 oraaniace par I•Autumobit 0.Clut, de I Ile deTrance y Le Petit Parisien Commune Libre du Vieux -Montmartre 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 $1,485. The most interesting poster to some observers, though, was a 1930 announcement of a hill climb at Montmartre 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- fessionally framed and ready to hang and enjoy, it sold for a strong $797. License plate values were soft, with the honorable exception of a single-digit 1937 Connecticut motorcycle 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 owner. 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 auto-related material than the latest loser in the dot.coms.• Sports Car Market


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Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC =1■1111•111111111111tu-AUTOMOBILES "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  $32,500 $37,500 $3,500 $11,500 $375,000 $115,000 $185,000 $175,000 $125,000 $12,500 $18,500 $17,500 $7,500 $650,000 $5,750 $27,500 $5,750 $95,000 $37,000 $37,500 $22,500 $75,000 $6,000 1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory  $17,500 $22,000 $12,995 $85,000 $21,000 $15,000 $17,000 $3,750 $3,750 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  AIRCRAFT 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  Fully refitted, 3 in stock WATERCRAFT 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. $110,000 $120,000 $42,500 $48,000 $37,500 $60,000 $17,500 $25,000 $18,500 $11,500 $1,895 $35,000 $25,500 $13,500 $49,500 $10,995 $38,000 $235,000 $12,500 $2,300,000 each $15,000 $2,500 $3,750 $9,500 Fastest fishing boat in the world. Vessel in excellent condition,low hours. ANTIQUE FURNITURE 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  ANTIQUE MILLWORK 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. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. FERRAIUANA World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. BUGATTI ACCESSORIES 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". $79,995 $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $1,800 • ALWAYS BUYING • We are experts in shipping. • We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206)467-6531 • Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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1 eWatch 1„. V by Carl Bomstead ,,, 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 sponsors. 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 start clicking. 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, tia P Fir] Q 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. eBay #1130367846—GOODYEAR MOTORCYCLE PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $100. Number of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $3,550. Date Al 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 changed hands 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 collectible signs. eBayMotors #581300605-1967 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. eBay #1128840477—FERRARI FLAG SIGNED BY MICHAEL eBay #1129127411—GHIA DESIGN HISTORY BOOK BY VELERIO MORETTI. First bid: $90. Number of bids: 9. SOLD AT: $153. Date sold: 4/5/2001. A SCHUMACHER/RUBENS 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 fill d'Elegance by Ghia that was sold at Barrett-Jackson and then resold at Atlantic City. 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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. (DC) (June) 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. haha@core.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)  (June)  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. haha@core.com . (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.


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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 Tim Sprague Chief Executive Officer Live auction excitement at the eBay/Kruse Auction Park For updated inventory and informationlog onto  4 w.kruseinternational.col, eBay/Kruse International Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana: The Largest Classic Car Auction and Show. The eBay/Kruse Executive Team (left to right): John Levisay, Mitchell Kruse, Dean Kruse, Tim Sprague, Stephen Heitz, Chuck Engelmann, Bruce Knox


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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! PRIVATE COLLECTION 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 3 Private Collections Alreadj 1917 Indian 2-Cylinder  with Side Car  1941 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Consigned. Include Yours Today! 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. t 7.j  I ttii LIRA 41 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 restoration! lac jut classic Car Ake JAI Located within 3 hours of Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, and Indianapolis. Official Sponsor: www.kruseinternationalcom • 800.968.4444 CALL TODAY TO CONSIGN YOUR CAR!


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