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Scaglietti-bodied '53 Ferrari 375 MM Makes $1.9M SPORTS CAR MARKET1 The Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports, Hot Rod 85 Muscle Cars 11 The Shah Of Irau's '39 Bugatti 57C, from the Petersen 'Million Dollar Cars" Exhibition, page 6 You Get The Car, We Get The Oil" June 2002 0 74470 1750 USA $5 95 Canada S8.95 www.sportscarmarket.corn II 06 > 2 '32 Duesenberg Murphy J Great Deal for $671K - Dinky '59 Morris Minor Makes Huge $5,859 - '59 Ferrari California Spyder Goes Away Below Market at $623.603 - '56 Ford Crown Vic Over the Top at $73,150 - '55 M-B 300S DHC at $157,062 Good Buy For Serious Mercedes Collector - And Always 300 Cars for Sale Inside...


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Monterty SPORTS CAR AUCTION NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS CALL NOW FOR PRIME AUCTION PLACEMENT 1954 FERRARI 250 MONZA CHASSIS NO. 0442M AUGUST 16 & 17, 2002 RM AUCTIONS INC. THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL AT FISHERMANS'S WHARF MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA RM AUCTIONS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE INCLUSION OF OUTSTANDING VINTAGE, BRASS AND CLASSIC ERA MOTOR CARS AT THE MONTEREY SPORTS CAR AUCTION CALL FOR DETAILS www.rmauctions.com


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0 Sean Sm ith Monterey SPORTS CAR AUCTION NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS CALL NOW FOR PRIME AUCTION PLACEMENT 1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 ILZRO ZINC SPYDER BY BERTONE CHASSIS NO. 3498 1954 MASERATI A6G ZAGATO COUPE 1934 INVICTA LOW-CHASSIS TOURER CATALOGS & BIDDER REGISTRATION 800.211.4371 OR 519.352.4575 www.rmauctions.com RM AUCTIONS INC. CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER  MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  ROB MYERS  866.762.8284 david@rmauctions.com 866.762.8284 ian@rmauctions.com 800.211.4371 mike@rmauctions.com 800.211.4371 rob@rmauctions.com DENNIS NICOTRA 203.397.0734 dennis@rmauctions.com SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM 613.476.9132 jack@rmauctions.com SALE PRODUCED BY: MONTEREY AUCTION COMPANY, P.O. BOX 1889, CAPITAL AVE, VALLEJO, CA 94590 CA DEALERS LICENSE #34509 CORRESPONDENCE: 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 ONLINE AND TELEPHONE BIDDING AVAILABLE PASSPORT TRANSPORT litou'ar±  HAGERTY LEFTBID. bid live online!  #,...,Bas-rBANc a, co.* www.rmauctions.com dEZ


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SPORTS CAR Nicolas Cage's Speedster brings $71,500 at RM Amelia June 2002 / Vol. 14, #6 Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher ON-SITE MARKET REPORTS 28 RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL 39 Bonhams Geneva, Switzerland 64 eBay/Kruse Atlantic, City, NJ PROFILES 14 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder Mr. Crash and his race car. 22 1930 Bentley 61/2 Speed Six DHC A four-year, $300k restoration. 44 1930 Alfa 6C 1 750 Convertible Coupe Grand touring at a stately pace. 47 1972 Maserati Boomerang Coupe David on wheels. 51 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe $15k in '77, $214k today. 56 1958 Chevrolet Corvette How 'bout that yellowjacket paint job? COLUMNS 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 8 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer . 15 Sheehan Speaks Modenas are Strong by Michael Sheehan 20 Ask The X-perts "My Dream Z 's In Jersey" by SCM Analysts The English Patient Lima: Not Just a City by Gary Anderson Affordable Classics 1970-76 Porsche 914-4 by Jim Schrager Motobilia Slots, Signs and Trophies by Carl Bomstead Porsche Gesprach The Exiled Fright Pig by Jim Schrager Bike Buys '75 Suzuki RE5 Rotary by Bengt Halvorson Collecting Thoughts The Underappreciated Sebring by Paul Wilson 4  76 eWatch A $2,000 License Plate by Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 11 Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 46 Reviews 59 Vintage Rally Calendar 60 Mystery Photo 60 Mystery Photo Answers 61 Twenty Year Picture 62 Comments With Your Renewals 74 Display Advertisers Index 75 Neat Stuff CLASSIFIEDS 18 Ferrari 26 English 45 Alfa Romeo 48 Etceterini 54 German 57 American 59 Vintage Race Cars 70 Resource Directory 72 Showcase Gallery 39 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder - A fair deal at $345k, but we wish they'd left it blue. 28 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza - $2.5m gets you more presence than Sophia Loren in an evening gown. 64 1964 Chevrolet Cor- vette XP-819 Prototype - This escapee from the General brings $155k. Sports Car Market


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CHRISTIE'S AC Ghia, Estimate: $20,000-35,000  Ghia Seatta, Estimate: $15,000-25,000 INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS Ghia Manx, Estimate: $5,000-10,000  Ghia Focus, Estimate: $100,000-200,000 Splash, Estimate: $15,000-25,000  Lagonda Vignale, Estimate: $60,000-100,000 Unique Design Prototype and Concept Auto Show Models from the Ford Motor Company Collection To be Sold Without Reserve Christie's International Motor Cars and Ford Motor Company are joining forces to offer car collectors and design enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime peek into Ford's fabled design studios by offering 51 incredible auto show models. The auction on June 16 at Ford Motor Company's state-of-the-art design showroom in Detroit will kick off Ford's centennial celebration, commemorating 100 years of innovation, design and accomplishment in the auto industry. Proceeds from this unique sale will benefit charity. Auction  Dearborn, 16 June  Enquiries  Miles Morris  mmorris@christies.com  Tel: (212) 636 2277 Malcolm VVelford  mwelford@christies.com  Tel: (310) 385 2699  a":40-;,q(eterWomlia,y, 160 YEARS Venue Ford Motor Company Dearborn, Michigan Catalogues US: 1 (212) 636 2500 Worldwide: 44 (0)20 7389 2820 www.christies.com


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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin SCM, Phase II n October, 1963, Austin-Healey introduced the BJ8, with an updated interior including a wood-veneered dash. Several months later, the socalled phase II version of the Big Healey was unveiled, with many updates such as dual lenses for braking and winking, and exterior refinements including such advanced features as locking door handles. SCM is moving at a slightly faster pace. Last month, we presented phase one of our redesign, simplifying the interior look of the magazine without sacrificing any editorial space. With this issue, we introduce our new exterior design, featuring a new logo developed by former art director Scott Abts, working in conjunction with current director Tyler Roy-Hart. I take full credit, or blame, for the former masthead. It was in September, 1993, that I, acting as editor, publisher, chief and the only auction reporter and graphic artist for SCM, scrolled down a list of available fonts and happened upon Fujiyama Extra Bold Italic. And that's what's been on the cover of every issue of SCM since, often to the dismay of my colleagues who are actually trained in visual presentation. We've also tweaked the interior a bit more this month, in response to some of the suggestions that subscribers have offered. We continue to solicit your input as we refine our new look; please address comments and suggestions to Tyler at artdir@sportscarmarket.com . I It Almost Looks Like a Photograph In another change, we are featuring a photograph of a car on the cover this month, an image taken by Scott Williamson. We will resume our tradition of using only works of art next month, but felt that the combination of this Bugatti, its history and the event it is the centerpiece of were worthy of a special presentation. The French government commissioned this one-off Bugatti 57C, with coachwork by VanVooren, in 1939, as a wedding gift for Prince Reza Pahlavi of Iran. Legend has it that the French, concerned about maintaining a continuous supply of oil in an increasingly contentious world (some things never change), thought that the young Prince would be favorably inclined towards France in response to a gift of this magnitude. Reportedly, the Prince was in fact impressed, especially when he compared his magnificent Bugatti to the tea set sent by England. Pahlavi became Shah of Iran in 1941. One of his hobbies was big-game hunting, and while on various safaris, he met and developed a friendship with Robert Petersen, founder of Hot Rod, Motor Trend and other magazines, and Bob Lee, founder of Hunting World, a manufacturer of leather luggage and luxury goods. "The Million Dollar Cars," which opens to the public on Friday June 14. On Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 10 p.m., the Museum will host its annual Cars and Stars Gala, a charity event that raises funds to support the Petersen Automotive Museum and its youth and educational programs. Call 323/964-6366 for details. America is sorely lacking in high-quality repositories for automotive artifacts. The Petersen Museum is a first-rate, forward-thinking organization that is dedicated to preserving and publicizing all aspects of the automotive community, from horseless carriages to sports racers to low riders to the slammed compacts seen today on the streets of L.A. Ms. Banzer and I joined the Checkered Flag 200 this year, a group that supports the Petersen Museum and all its endeavors, and with this cover, we salute their gala and the new exhibition. We invite you to join us at the Cars and Stars event on the 13th. It's a worthy cause. Another Accidental Purchase During an otherwise harmless conversation, a baited Healey hook was cleverly dropped into my wallet. The simple words were, "There's a nice red 3000 in my garage right now that someone has asked me to sell for them." A few meaningless obstacles to the purchase had to be overcome, including a) our Lotus Elan, now gone to a subscriber in Florida, hadn't sold at that time so there was no place in the garage (oops, no more carport for Cindy's Mercedes diesel), b) no money (where's that J.J. Best collector car financing application?), c) no first-hand look at the car (what, and ruin the deal?) and d) we already have two convertibles that don't get driven enough (more is always better, especially with cars). So while SCM was emulating a phase II BJ8, a real, live 1963 Austin Healey BJ7 joined our collection, where it now squabbles for space with Cindy's Alfa Spider and my Mondial Cabriolet. We've put 300 miles on the Big Healey, marveling at the way the cockpit, under acceleration, fills with a raucous, exhilarating symphony of noise and vibration. I've also relearned the medieval skill of double declutching in order to properly engage the non-synchro first gear. It's not a fast car, but it feels fast. The front end rises when you press the throttle down, the cowl twists like a snake when cornering, and the steering provides some vague approximation of road feel. The unique sound of the straight-six engine, flowing out of the tiny, twin exhaust pipes, is an aural narcotic from times long gone by. This 1957 Ferrari TR 250 will be featured in the Millon Dollar Cars exhibition at the Petersen. In 1955, for reasons that remain unclear, the car left the Shah's collection and ended up in Romania, where it remained out of sight for 20 years. It surfaced in the '70s when it was brought to the US and restored. Featured in the Salon section of the October, 1986, issue of Road & Track, it was in the collection of Oscar Davis when it was consigned to the RM auction. According to Petersen Museum Executive Director Dick Messer, when Petersen saw the auction catalog, he recalled his relationship with the Shah, and thought the car, with its unique coachwork and history, would be a good addition to the Museum's collection. The car was consequently purchased at auction for $1.76 million and brought to Los Angeles. It is showcased in the Museum's new exhibition, 6 When our Healey lost power on the interstate, its hood-up pose was like honey to bees for passing enthusiasts. Soon, we were surrounded by new-found friends who removed the fuel pump, adjusted its stroke, cleaned the points, and got us back underway. I have an affection for these old, imperfect conveyances that keep popping into my life. And I have an equal affection for the people who love these cars as well. Vintage car enthusiasts are generally thoughtful, often entertaining, and always seem to have a self-deprecating sense of humor. The latter must come from spending so much time around machines that keep finding new ways to fail. A life filled with these funny old cars, and the people who are drawn to them, is a rich one indeed.• Sports Car Market


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Bonham17 Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers go- 441k  NATION4, _ 4 ts1621" PIT PASS Quail Locku Carmel, California The Don Ricardo Collection 17 August 2002 T 4 r — : , J 11001ktlillt 111 so„,"0.4 cp0OSNIA TIWINIVSSOC1 4 5_404 ..,----S?tED spto s IRIAIS eirecaso yr 2v,i_g__,P7_01__ 3. THIS TIMING SLIP IS NOT fitl acote•Eo rr______ if0.? liC__-:--------- Bonhams are proud to offete the extraordinary collection of Mercedes-Benz Motor Cars of the late and much respected Hollywood entertainer Don Ricardo. Foremost amongst these must be the 1955 alloy-bodied 300SL Gullwing with which Don became synonymous, and in which he captured the Class E Grand Touring Sports class record of 153.711 mph at the Bonneville National Speed Trials in 1967. Other superb examples of the marque from the Collection include: 1923 Mercedes-Benz 28/95 Targa Florio With a 7250cc aviation motor sitting in a SWB Targa Florio race winning chassis, a combination seen on fewer than 12 such cars, this important piece of Mercedes history is a former MCA Grand National Award winner. ' For further information on this exceptional auction sale, or fora confidential and professional market appraisal without obligation, please contact: Mark Osborne (USA), James Knight (UK) or Simon Kidston (Europe). USA  San Francisco  500 Sutter Street  California 94102  +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax Europe  Switzerland 1227 Carouge-Geneva  +41 (0) 22 3003160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax 10 Rue Blavignac  UK Montpelier Street London SW7 1HH +44 (0) 20 7393 3900 +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax Australia 7 Anderson Street Sydney Australia 2028 +61 (02) 9327 7311 +61 (02) 9327 2917 fax 1928 Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK Sports Tourer Featuring a blown 7022cc engine, shortened Typ SS chassis and Works style sports two seater coachwork. 1911 Benz 50HP Victoria Touring Car by A T Demarest of New York City The only known example of the model, clothed at a cost of $10,000 by the esteemed firm of AT Demarest & Co. and purchased by C M Haynes, the president of the Chicago Grand Trunk Railway who perished on the Titanic before taking delivery. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Purchased new by Don Ricardo, supplied with Rudge knock-off wheels and custom luggage featuring sterling silver latches, and campaigned successfully throughout 1956 and '57 by Don with factory support. 1968 Mercedes-Benz 600 Short Wheelbase Saloon In total contrast to the sports cars in Don's collection, this is a superb example of the Mercedes-Benz flagship favoured by celebrities and captains of industry alike. 10% .11014 A  r' ' 5 ' ' ‘ CAR No 44 4r ■110tAttl - -


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Inside Line / Cindy Banzer SCM Events a News I/Participants in the SCM tenday September 2002 Goodwood Motorhead's Dream Tour to England, presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations, will visit the famous Beaulieu swap meet in addition to the Goodwood races. Special pricing for SCMsubscribers. See page 53. www.steveaustinsgreat vacations.com, 800/452-8434. (OR) I/Join the SCMexperts in California for the 1st Annual Insider's Tour at RM's Monterey auction, Saturday, 8/17/02 from 9 a.m. to noon at the DoubleTree Hotel. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Monterey weekend's largest auction. Have your collector-car questions answered before you bid and enjoy Editor Martin's new presentation, "Ten Ways to Get a Good Buy at Auction; the Ten Most Common Mistakes to Avoid." Sponsored by RM Auctions, Hagerty Insurance, Passport Transport, Premiere Financial Services and USAppraisal. Cost is $175 for subscribers, $225 for non subscribers. (Details page 43.) Space is limited; to enroll, contact Kristen at 503/261-0555 ext. 208, or e-mail service@sportscarmarket.com . VSCM will present a one - day Insider's Seminar at the eBay/Kruse Fall Auburn auction on Saturday, 9/07/02, from 9 to 11 a.m. Speakers will include SCMSenior Auction Analyst Dave Kinney and SCM Porsche expert Jim Schrager. Sponsored by eBay/Kruse, there is no cost, but pre-registration is required. Contact Mandi, 800/968-4444 ext. 257, mandi @kruseinternational.com . (IN) 1/Grundy Insurance is providing 2,000 commemorative copies of this first "new look" edition of SCM for attendees of the Petersen Museum "Stars and Cars" gala, Los Angeles, CA, 6/13/02. Contact Grundy at 800/338-4005, www.grundy.com . News 1/Mercedes Benz is resurrecting the su- per-luxury marque, Maybach. Two versions of the car will be on offer starting in the spring of 2003, both of which will have scores of comfort features and a 5.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V12. 1/American Hobbyist Insurance (AM) accepts all types of collector cars, new or old. Benefits of AHI's program include low "collector" rates, no strict mileage limitations and Agreed Value coverage (no value depreciation in the event of total loss). Vehicles must be used on a limited, "collector" basis (e.g., pleasure drives, hobby functions, exhibitions, etc.) and garaged when not in use. The program is underwritten by American Reliable Insurance Company. To see if AHI's program is available in your state or to obtain a no-obligation rate quote, visit www.AmericanHobbyist.com or call toll free, 800/395-4835. (FL) VMaserati has released the first drawings of the new Maserati quattro porte V. The quattro porte will join the Spyder and Coupe in the Maserati line in late 2003. Events SCM'er Robert Bahre's car collection, including his unrestored 1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK Sport/2 and 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B SWB Spider by Touring, will be offered for viewing in Paris, ME, 7/20/02. Proceeds benefit the Hamlin Memorial Library. 207/743-2980. (ME) I/The 30th annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance will be held 7/21/02 at Pacific University (OR). More than 350 cars will be displayed, including a selection of boattail automobiles and classic barrelback boats. Proceeds benefit Rotary scholarship programs and youth and community service projects. SCMwill sponsor the sports and tourers class. www.forestgroveconcours.org , 503/ 357-2300. (OR) I/The 2002 Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance will be held 8/04/02. The lead sponsor will be General Motors and the featured marque will be Cadillac. A collection of cars designed and built by the legendary Frank Kurtis encompassing both racing cars and sports cars will be on display. 248/370-3140. (MI) I/The First Annual Concours Italian Style will gather a number of Italian-made cars to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, 8/03/02. The Chief Judge will be SCM'er John Clinard, and the event will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. 313/496-8912. (MI) Three prongs, four doors. The new Alovhach adds to the legend. 1/Ferrari of Seattle held a Maserati Launch event 5/04/02 to introduce the 4200 Spyder and Coupe. 175 people attended, including Frank Mandarano, founder of Concorso Italiano and Victor Soriano, Maserati North America Regional Sales Manager. Contact Ferrari of Seattle at 206/329-7070, www.ferrariofseattle.com . (WA) P/ Hagerty Classic Insurance now offers online claims reporting, allowing customers to quickly initiate the claims process by completing the user-friendly form found on the company Web site, www.hagerty.com . Customers can also immediately speak to claims service representatives, seven days a week, at 800/922-4050. VAlex Dearborn is now doing business as Dearborn Automobile Co. He is still in Topsfield, MA, and his phone number remains 978/ 887-6644. www.dearborn auto.com. (MA) V"Italian Racing Cars and Racing Stars" is the centerpiece display at the 2002 Concorso Italian°, 8/16/02. Advance tickets can be purchased until 71151 02. Editor Martin returns for his sixth year as Master of Ceremonies. Fax 425/ 646-5458, www.concorso.com. (WA) VThe Fiat 8V will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 8/18/02. The largest gathering to date of these sleek two-seaters will be on hand. Tickets to the event may only be purchased in advance by calling 877/693-0009. (CA) Auctions I/More rods will be up for sale at BarrettJackson's Petersen sale, 6/14 - 15/02, in Los An- geles, CA. A 1937 Ford coupe powered by the Marathon alloy, 800-c.i. V16, and a 1923 Ford Tbucket powered by the prototype Marathon 710c.i. V16 engine will join at least half a dozen other hot rods in the auction. www.barrett-jackson.com , 480/421-6694, fax 480/663-6228. (AZ) 1/Christie's will be auctioning 51 Ford auto show models without reserve, 6/16/02, in Dearborn, MI. Highlighting the consignment list are the 1992 Mach III Mustang, the 1992 Ghia Focus and the 1999 Ford Thunderbird. All cars are concept properties that were not designed or certified for use on public roads. www.christies.com, 212/636-2680. (NY) Sports Car Market


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CHRIS 1 1E'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1956 Jaguar D Type Sports Racing Two Seater Estimate: £350,000-450,000 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Tourer by Vanden Plas Estimate: £70,000-90,000 Additional highlights include: 1964 Austin Healey 3000 Mk Ill. Estimate: £12,000-15,000 1950 Jaguar XK 120- Mill Lane restored. Estimate: £48,000-55,000 1954 Bentley R Type Convertible. Estimate: £20,000-30,000 1959 Lotus Elite - Mill Lane restored. Estimate: £38,000-42,000 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible. Estimate: £10,000-15,000 1961 Bentley S2 Continental by James Young. Estimate: £25,000-30,000 Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia: "The Best of British Motoring" Auction  Enquiries  London, 11 June  Rupert Banner  rbanner@christies.com  Tel: 44 (0)20 7389 2851  Forthcoming sales  New York, 18 May  Michigan, 16 June Pebble Beach, 18 August London, 10 September London, 3 December  Venue Jack Barclay Showroom Nine Elms London Catalogues Worldwide: 44 (0)20 7389 2820 1967 AC Cobra Mk III Estimate: £110,000-130,000 www.christies.com


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SCM and Car Clubs This summer, SCM will be involved in the following national car club conventions: V Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America, Half a Milk Miglia tour, 5/30-6/2/02. SCM hosts a wine-tasting of several premier Washington wines, poured at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, Washington. This 500-mile event is open to any sports car or sports sedan. Cost is $300, lodging not included. Contact Don Clinkinbeard at drcbike@aol.com , phone 503/356-1764, www.oregon pca.org. 1/50th Anniversary AustinHealey National Convention, Open Roads 2002, 6/23-28/02, at Lake Tahoe. SCM is sponsoring a caravan of Healeys from the Pa- ‘1111k,rw,;„ I cific Northwest and Canada that will be motoring to the event. More than 70 cars are expected from the Oregon, Washington and Canadian clubs. Noted Healey restoration expert John Wilson has provided an original 1965 BJ8 for Editor Martin and Cindy Banzer to drive in the caravan, www.healeyclub.org . I/ Alfa Romeo Owner's Club National Convention, Alfiesta, held in Costa Mesa, CA, 7/4 - Survival of the Fittest: Companies that are Focused and Streamlined will Survive 7/02. SCM sponsors the Sports Car Market Art Show & Model Concours, along with the caravan driving from Oregon, www. aroc-us a. org. VPorsche Club of America, Porsche Parade, Boise, ID, 7/288/3/02. SCM will also be sponsoring the caravan of Oregon Porsche Club owners to the event, www.parade2002.org. For information about having SCM become involved with your club's activities, please contact David Slama: 503/261-7127 ext. 206, david.slama@ sportscarmarket.com In these challenging times, your success depends on the efficiency and focus of your management team. We've worked with senior executives of Fortune 500 companies to quickly effect change, focus key players on projects that direct money to the bottom line, and streamline their organizational activity to conserve costs. Clients include: Qwest Communications Seagate SPLWorldGroup We can help you focus and structure your organization to achieve results now. Learn more about us at www.elg.net Free initial consultation: 720-963-9212. The Strategy Implementation Experts 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. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE • 1-800-221-39360 FAX 413-436-9422 • www.intercitylines.com 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 1 0  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 Montana - June 1 SILVER - Billings Oklahoma - June 7-9 LEAKE - Tulsa England - June 11 - London England - June 13 BONHAMS - Harrogate California - June 14-15 BARRETT-JACKSON - Los Angeles Illinois - June 14-16 MECUM - St. Charles Idaho - June 15 SILVER - Coeur d'Alene Michigan - June 16 CHRISTIE'S - Dearborn France - June 17 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Minnesota - June 21-22 MECUM - St. Paul Washington - June 22 SILVER - Puyallup England - June 22 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire England - June 22 BONHAMS - Northamptonshire France - June 23 OSENAT - Fountainebleau JULY Iowa - July 5-6 MECUM - Des Moines Wyoming - July 6-7 SILVER - Jackson Hole France - July 8 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris England - July 12-13 BONHAMS - Goodwood Idaho - July 13 SEPTEMBER Massachusetts - September 7 MECUM - Topsfield g RES TOR A TIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the worlds finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 June, 2002 centerline a fa romeo parts Call: 303-447-0239 or fax: 303-447-0257 www.centerlinealfa.com 11 SILVER - Post Falls Wisconsin - July 19-20 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Montana - July 20 SILVER - Missoula Montana - July 21 SILVER - Conrad England - July 22 COYS - London England - July 24 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire England - July 25 BONHAMS - Beaulieu North Dakota - July 27 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Fargo A UGUS T Michigan - August 3 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills Nevada - August 8-11 SILVER - Reno Germany - August 10 BONHAMS - Niirburgring Michigan - August 10 RM CLASSIC CARS - Detroit Indiana - August 16-17 MECUM - Valparaiso California - August 17 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey California - August 16-17 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 17 BONI-LAMS - Quail Lodge California - August 18 CHRIS'TIE'S - Pebble Beach California - August 23-24 MECUM - Pleasanton Pennsylvania - August 23-24 MECUM - Carlisle Indiana - August 29-September 2 EBAY/KRUSE - Auburn Idaho - August 31-September 1 SILVER - Sun Valley England - September 6-8 BONHAMS - Beaulieu England - September 6-8 BONHAMS - Goodwood England - September 10 CHRISTIE'S - London South Dakota - September 14 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Sioux Falls France - September 20 BARRETT-JACKSON - Le Mans New York - September 21 RM AUCTIONS - New York City England - September 21 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire Iowa - September 28 MECUM - Des Moines Texas - September 27-29 EBAY/KRUSE - San Antonio France - TBA BONHAMS - Paris OCTOBER England - October 2 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire England - October 3 COYS - Westminster Pennsylvania - October 11 BLACKHAWK - Hershey Pennsylvania - October 11 BONHAMS - Hershey Mississippi - October 11-12 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Biloxi Missouri - October 12 MECUM - Kansas City Missouri - October 18-20 COLLECTOR CARS INT. - Branson England - October 19-20 BONHAMS - Stafford North Carolina - October 26 MECUM - Charlotte Tennessee - October 26 MECUM - Knoxville NOVEMBER California - November 1-3 EBAY/KRUSE - Santa Clara Illinois - November 1-2 MECUM - St. Charles England - November 14 BONHAMS - Harrogate Arizona - November 16 MECUM - Scottsdale Texas - November 22-24 EBAY/KRUSE - Dallas California - November 23-24 McCORMICK - Palm Springs England - November 23 CHEFFINS - Cambridgeshire Arizona - Nov. 29-Dec. 1 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Gilbert Switzerland - November 30 OLDTIMER GALLERIE - Toffen• FREE ALFA CATALOG! Restoration & Replacement Parts, Giulietta through 164 k nifa 0,,,3rts '41k


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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503/253-2234, e-mail: mail@,sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: On page 13 of your May issue, you commented on the high values that Christie's used in its Retromobile auction catalog. Christie's response was that the unrealistically high estimates were used to make the consignors happy to see their cars valued so well. Let me suggest one other motivation for Christie's use of high values: "anchoring" (a seller tries to establish a high price for an item before allowing a buyer to negotiate a lower one). Behavioral science has shown that people tend to base estimates and predictions on a previously established value. By claiming high values in the catalog, the seller expects to achieve higher prices than if the catalog had used lower values. — - years, to gain a better perspective on the 356. I discovered, alleluia, that he had written a book entitled Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356. Well, I bought the book and read it cover to cover. I was quickly able to discern that the two cars I was looking at were not worth the trouble. What a great book. I wish someone would have written one about the Mercedes 280SE prior to my buying and restoring a 1969 version six years ago. It would have made my journey a little more enjoyable. Dean Meiling, via e mail That's why American auction companies typically start out at twice the price they are expecting to get, as in, "Who will pay me $60,000 for this Series II XKE?" But we have come to expect the printed estimates in the catalogs of high-line auction companies to have a relationship with the value of an item. At the Retromobile sale, time after time, lots were sold for far less than the low estimate, which, in our opinion, negated the value ofa catalog estimate altogether— ED. Dear SCM: It seems that it has been awhile since there was a Quarterly Price Guide in an issue ofSCM Have they been discontinued?— Alan Ray, Diamond Bar, CA Alan, you raise a good point. We have 80 pages to work with each month, and in the past year have increased the number of cars that we cover and the number of features we offer The Quarterly Price Guide takes up 8 pages of real estate, which means having 60 fewer cars reported on, or leaving out some of the other articles. At this point, we have made the decision to focus the Price Guides into thefive-standing Pocket Price Guide, issued annually. However, we are discussing returning loan integral Price Guide, at least on a bi-annual basis. We welcome your thoughts on this.—ED. Dear SCM: I went back and re-read all of Jim Schrager's "Porsche Gesprach" columns in Sports Car Market for the past few 12  I have now developed a more patient and thorough approach to my search for a good driver 356. Spending $29 on Schrager's book probably saved me $10,000.—Holt Thrasher, via e-mail W, - .7411111111111,016116- Buying 'Driving Enjoying PORSCHE 356 James E. Schrager Jim Schrager 's• book, Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356, can be ordered through RPM Autobooks for $24,95. Call 888/ 237-4359, or visit www.rpmauto books.com . Dear SCM: I cannot believe that you print such a criticism in your magazine of my book (Bizzarrini: The Genius Behind Ferrari's Success, April 2002 SCM, page 61). Pat Braden criticized the title? Is Braden a medium and does he know what Ferrari would have felt? Braden criticized the fact that Giotto said the 250 GTO prototype (and not the Ferrari 250 as stated in his bad work) started its life as an old Boano? Who knows this story better than Bizzarrini? Not Braden, for sure! Braden criticized the fact that Giotto was working on the Giulietta? Was Braden there? And because another author told the opposite was enough for Braden. The first who talks is always right, is Braden's way of thinking! I talked with Bizzarrini and told him about this very bad critic, and Giotto gave me this answer: "Braden who? I never heard of a Braden car or even a car designed by Braden. Everybody will remember Bizzarrini, who will remember Braden?" — - SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director:Tyler Roy-Hart Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Kristen Hall-Geisler Office Manager:Janice Alexander Project Manager: David Slama Graphic Artist:Kirsten Hegg Phi/ Olczyk, via e mail Mr Braden stands by his comments. Further although we cannot read the mind of the departed Enzo Ferrari, it would be somewhat suprising ifhe were to find the title, Bizzarrini: The Genius Behind Ferrari's Success, an agreeable one.—ED. Dear SCM: As a former Jaguar PR man turned into something of a Jaguar historian, I am writing to correct an error in Gary Anderson's English Patient column in your April issue (page 25). The 198796 Jaguar XJ6 was not equipped with the XI( six-cylinder engine. The XK was phased out of the XJ sedans in 1985 ('86 model year in the US) and was replaced by the AJ6 six-cylinder that had made its first appearance in the XJ-S Cabriolet a couple of years earlier. The new 1985-86 model was a brand-new car, code-named XJ40, which had been gestating quietly at Browns Lane since the last days of Sir William Lyons and the disaster that was British Leyland. A brand-new car with an almost brand-new engine was not one of the best ways to start Jaguar off as a newly independent company, and early models of the XJ40 might not be the best way to move into low-cost Jaguar ownership. It's a widely-recognized fact in the auto industry that it's better to buy the last car of a model run than the first, and buyers would probably be better off looking for an '83-'86 version of the Series III XJ6 that preceded the XJ40. By that time Jaguar was independent, the workers were proud, and the quality woes of the British Leyland days had been largely overcome— and the car was prettier. Having disagreed on one point, let me agree on another. The Subaru SVX, featured in Affordable Classics, is a true classic in the making. I'm on my second, and I wouldn't You Write, We Read continued on page 74 Senior Auction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Auction Analysts:John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Gary Hoisington Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson, Carl Bomstead, Michael Duffey, Alexander Leventhal,Jim Schrager, Michael Sheehan Contributors: Bengt Halvorson, Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Raymond Milo, Steve Serb, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) Internet Specialists: Matt King, Adrian Gilles Design Consultant: Scott Abts Intern: David Swig For advertising information, call Tyler Roy-Hart, 503/261-0555, ext. 202; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 503/261-0555, ext. 208; 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. 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n W Ferrari Profile 1953 375 MM Spyder Chassis number: 0366 AM Engine number: 0366 AM hile Enzo Ferrari's focus was always on Grand Prix victories, he was never reluctant to apply the lessons learned in Grand Prix—or to spread out the high cost of GP car and engine development—to large displacement sports cars. Sports cars also earned both starting and prize money for the factory, and there seemed to be a constant queue of sports racer customers—waving dollars, lira, francs, pounds and pesos—standing outside the factory gate. The 375 Mille Miglia descended directly from the four-liter GP formula and the big engine that Aurelio Lampredi designed for it. It was natural to tune the engine down a little, wrap a two-seat body around it, and go collect some prize money. Typically bodied by Pininfarina, the 375 MM was both the factory team car and a favorite of well-heeled customers. One of them, Casimiro de Oliveira of Portugal, so frequently bruised his 375 MM's Pininfarina body that it had to be returned to Ferrari after only a year, where it received a very early body by Scaglietti: 0366 AM. That car is the 375 MM shown here. The 375 MM's Lampredi engine is an all-alloy beauty. It breathes through a trio of beautiful four-choke Weber 40IF4/C downdraft carbs. In 375 MM form, it delivers 340 horsepower, with every component built for strength and reliability. 0366 AM was first delivered to de Oliveira at the 12 Hours of Casablanca, where the new owner was to drive with the World Champion, Alberto Ascari. Ascari qualified 0366 AM for the race, but de Oliveira crashed his new car in practice. Ascari must have been particularly annoyed when Giuseppe Farina and Piero Scotti won the race in another 375 MM. Oliveira later agreed to sell 0366 AM to Swedish Ferrari importer Tore Bjurstrom, for Vlademar Stener to drive. De Oliveira delivered Bjurstrom's new 375 MM at the Skarpnack airfield—and promptly crashed it again. 0366 AM, the only Scaglietti-bodied 375 MM, is in concours condition, having completed its cosmetic restoration just two years ago by one of the best in the business. The car has been meticulously maintained in a collection known for a consistently high caliber of cars, and their constant readiness for any event— whether it is on the road or on the show field. Without a doubt the 375 MM Spyder is one of the premier cars of the world. It has all the attributes that make a car great: drop-dead styling, over-the-top per- Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Years produced  Web site  SCM Investment Grade  Alternatives  formance and a pedigree that includes a prestigious manufacturer and a racing heritage. As a Ferrari, its significance is enhanced by its Lampredi 12-cylinder engine, an even number (competition) serial number and a synchronized gearbox to relieve the anxiety oftrying to look skilled at driving a race car The 375 is an E-ticket car; there are few driving events where the organizers wouldn't find room for one, andfewer still where it wouldn't be a centerpiece attraction. Gentleman racer Casimiro de Oliveira of Portugal was blessed with the money gene but must have been at boarding school when the talent fairy visited. He was able to buy the potent 375 MM number 0366 AM but he seemed to have trouble keeping it on the road. 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Spyder Lot #95, SN 0294 AM Condition: 3 The combination of several minor shunts and one particularly bad offtrack excursion required 0366 to be returned to the Ferrari factory for repairs. The damage was deemed serious enough to necessitate a completely new body. A decision was made to send the car to Scaglietti rather than Pininfarina for repairs. While probably an insignificant decision at the time, the results would forever add controversy to the legacy of 0366. 0366 has had a tough life. Besides its early rebody, it needed extensive restoration in 1977 and was worked over again in the mid-1990s. During the 1990s restoration, 0366 got a new nose and period taillights to replace some improper Citroen lights. 9 coupes, 14 Spyders N/A $3,250,000-$4,000,000, with Pininfarina body $1,700-$2,500 N/A Driver's side frame rail Club  Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 Rear of the engine on the passenger side www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org , www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR A 1953-55 0366 AM sold at RM's Amelia Island auction, held March 9, 2002, for $1,925,000, including buyer 's premium. A well-heeled collector whose opinion I trust, and who can actually write a check to buy a car like this, felt the car was well-bought at the price paid He observed that to buy a Ferrari that's even marginally more important would take a much larger amount. He also noted the Scaglietti rebody probably kept the price as much as a million dollars lower than an original Pininfarina-bodied car Further, he opined, at the price paid, the new owner could send the car to Pininfarina for a rebody in the original configuration, keep the Scaglietti body for a very impressive wall hanging, and still be $750,000 ahead ofthe price of an original Pininfarina-bodied 375 MM Spyder On the other hand, the Ferrari gods aren't kind to those who choose to rewrite Ferrari history in pursuit of a quick buck Sadly, there is no shortage of those entrepreneurial types out there. The Scaglietti body is attractive and has historical significance; replacing the Scaglietti body with a freshly built Pininfarina body might actually devalue the car, as it would lose the patina it has gained from its period rebody. The identity of the new owner has been a well-guarded secret; hopefully he will respect 0366s special place in Ferrari history and keep the bodywork as it is.—Steve Ahlgrim (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, August 16, 1997 Sold at $1,080,500 SCM ID# 18463 RN, New York, NY, September 22, 2000 Sold at $1,100,000 SCM ID# 10657 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta Lot #239, SN 0256 MM Condition: 1


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Sheehan Speaks / Michael Sheehan n December, 2001, I wrote that the price of Modenas was falling. For those dealers and brokers in the market on a daily basis, a combination of the after-effects of September 11th and snow on the ground in much of the US contributed to a slow-down in sales overall, and a drop in price for the current "flavor of the month" Ferrari, the Modean 360 convertible. I Spring is here, December snows are a memory and, son of a gun, the market is bouncing right back. While a 2001 US-model 360 Spyder went from a December "retail" price of about $260,000 to around $240,000 by March, they are once again around $260,000, maintaining an $80,000 premium over their $180,000 sticker price. Daytona coupe firming up at $135,000. Now that the legal problems with importing 360s have been settled, expect more Euro cars to come on to the market in the next few months. They tend to sell in the $180,000 range, and may affect the price of US cars. However, most 360 Spyder buyers want their cars now, and want them with no questions and no stories, so expect US cars to stay relatively strong. Spyder strong at $260,000. Older cars like Lussos, 275 GTBs and Daytonas have firmed up considerably, with a good, no-stories Daytona coupe bringing about $135,000, helping to provide a bottom for their much-evolved brethren, the 550 Maranellos. A 1997 Euro-model 550 seems to have hit a bottom price of about $125,000 and, for the summer, should stay in that price range. Meanwhile, a 1997 US car is now around $150,000 and selling well in that price range. Expect these prices to drop modestly later this year. c Your Best Way to Lease the Best * Custom-Tailored Leases • From 24 to 60 Months • Equity Transfers • Early-Termination Rebates • Business & Individual • Coast-to-Coast Service • Dealer Inquiries Welcome • Lease to Own PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES SINCE 1983 SOLE AUTHORIZED LEASING AGENT FOR BARRETT-JACKSON & CAVALLINO CLASSIC .. Greenwich, CT 800.278.0071 Please Visit  PutnamLeasing.com  Scottsdale, AZ _} 888.995.5800 The S ummel Bounce


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F40s and F50s remain stable with a US model F40 selling in the $300,000 range for a good car and $350,000 for an exceptionally lowmileage, only-good-stories example. A Euro F50 will bring about $600,000 and a US car will bring $650,000 to $750,000 for an under500-mile car. Currently taking it in the shorts is the limited-use 360 Challenge car that sold, when new, for well over its $160,000 sticker—FNA required a $50,000 "sign up" premium to run in the 360 Challenge. The entry list in the 360 Challenge has dropped from 40 plus cars in 2001 to only 20 cars in 2002, and following the decline in demand, prices have slipped from a high of around $200,000 out the door only two years ago to about $140,000 today. A bright spot for 360 Challenge owners is that the SCCA has accepted the 360 Challenge cars for their Ti series, where they will run against Vipers and Corvette Z06s. Hopefully, the option of having much- $350,000 still in the box, $300,000 used. cheaper-to-run and much-closer-to-home events available will stabilize 360 Challenge prices. However, we all know that there is nothing so unloved as last year's race car. Coming soon to an SCCA race near you. Generally speaking, the unpredictable economy seems to have had little effect on those who can afford to indulge themselves by buying cars from Maranello. There is still plenty of wealth in the country; otherwise, how could 360 Spyder sales stay so strong? For older cars, there are a host of specialty lease and finance plans available, at recordlow interest rates, so a collectible Ferrari has really never been more affordable in terms of true out-of-pocket costs. Further, the prices of most serial-production older Ferraris have really been quite stable for some time, unlike the gyrating stock market, so the terms "safe investment" and "vintage Ferrari" may actually belong, for the first time in a decade, in the same sentence together.• CHARLES S. CRAIL AUTOMOBILES , WWW.CHARLESCRAIL.COM 805.568.1934 - FAX 805.568.1533 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Vanden Plas 2-Door Sport Tourer Very rare short chassis. Completely original and in exceptional condition. Two owners since new - first owner Woolf B.,. • 1932 Delage 8N Town Car by Fernandez and Darrin. Spectacular styling that will make an exceptional statement at Pebble Beach Nice older restoration. !cry low t ,fline, extremely sporty. m ..  ;V r . . 44;40t *ram,* A leen. 'xis tlbrAcVs., 0.1141Witl, ,/./Wf "al r 1935 Delagc 08-85 Two Seat Disappearing Top Drophcad Coupe Body by Chapron / Clabot. A unique opportunity to acquire a one-off potential concours winner. 16  1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Red w black leather. Exceptionally nice Correct engine. Lovely to drive. Sports Car Market


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Bonham17 Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers The Goodwood Revival Rosso Corsa and British Racing Green The Most Exclusive Sale of Italian and British Sports and Competition Motor Cars in the World 6-8 Sept mber 2002 BOUGIE CHAMPION This unique event, a very special occasion, created by Lord Marcti owerhis team, attracts worldwide collectors and enthusiasts t(2 outh-watering showcase of competition cars Not only the world's-best attended historic race meeting, it is an unmtssable socJALectasion Now in its fifth year it provides the perfect foil to Goodwood's equally renowned Festival of Speed. Entries already received include magnificent Lagondas from The Bernd Holthusen on, headed by 'Old Number 5' - the fantastic lightweight Lagonda V12 earn Car, created under W O. Bentley's experienced direction, which finished third at Le Mans 1939 co-driven by Arthur Dobson and Charles Brackenbury. The Bernd Holthusen Collection includes:1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide, Chassis no. 12141/R 1938 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coupe, Chassis no 12313 1939 Lagonda LG6 Rapide, Chassis no 12358 1938 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe, Chassis no 14055 1939 Lagonda V12 Drophead Coupe, Chassis no 14065 1939 Lagonda V12 Le Mans Team Car, Chassis no 14089 (pictured) 1940 Lagonda V12 Rapide, Chassis no 14103/R Further entries now invited For further information please contact James Knight and the Motor Car Department in London or email cars@bonhams.com UK Montpelier Street London SW7 1HH +44 (0) 20 7393 3822 +44(0)20 7393 3915 fax Europe 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax USA 500 Sutter Street San Francisco California 94102 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax T


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Ferraris For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 1953 212 INTER, sin 0289, Vignale lowroof coupe, participant in 1986 Mille Miglia and Monterey Historics among others, just in time for the racing season. $275,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 1965 275 GTB, alloy, perhaps the most original example in existence, red, tan, same owner 30 years. Matt deGarmo, 203-8521670. CT 1966 330 GTC, red over black leather, complete restoration, cover of Cavallino, won Coppa Bella Macchina at Ferrari nationals, pristine and runs beautifully, complete concours tool kit, pouch, books, warranty card, all records and resto information. $115,000. Richard Purcell, 310497-5465. 310-550-2646.CA 1967 330 GTC, number 9607. Cream with black interior. Wire wheels. Well maintained by same owner for 20 years. $88,000 obo. John Hutchinson, 206-329-4529. WA 1967 GTB/4, red/black, ex-Miles Davis, Borranis, fresh service, just out of 12-year storage. $289,000. 954-522-9900. FL 1967 275 GTB4, Best in Show last time out, needs nothing, less than 1,000 miles on rebuilt engine, Borrani wire wheels, red/black, chassis number 10395. $369,000. Bill Tracy, 941-924-9523. FL 1968 330 GTC, silver/blue, 100-point restoration. 949-642-1969. CA 1969 246 CT DINO, s/n 00316, red/black, 60K miles, USA model, Daytona seats, excellent condition throughout, very depend- able, displayed in Cavallino show in Palm Beach. $75,000 obo. 561-252-0177. Fax 561-616-5821. FL 1970 365, 2+2, V12, light blue on navy, new clutch, alloys, drives great. 303-7771119. CO 1972 GTC4, silver with black interior, 22K miles, one owner, all books and tools. $57,500 obo. 530-435-2627. CA 1972 GTC4, black, tan, Campys, all metal body restoration with excellent paint, new interior, much documented mechanical work, detailed engine, books and tools, FCA Gold at Reading, PA 2001 and many more awards. $66,000 obo. Gerry, 212-878-1918. NY 1973 365 GTS4 SPIDER, Daytona, Serial #17013, 2,825 original miles, maroon, tan leather, black top, 100% original including paint, documented history from new. $450,000. 530-435-2627. CA 1977 308 GTB, 2,000 miles, one owner, major service, shocks, brakes, etc., all just done. $35,000 firm. Garry Roberts, 949-6502690. CA 1985 4001 V12. Outstanding original condition, only 28,000 miles with service history. Ultra-rare factory sunroof, telephone, alarm, radar and all tools. Very low price of only $26,000, or pay more at 'Cruse's June 1 Las Vegas auction. 949642-0221. (CA) 1985 308 GTSi, red, 37K miles, major service completed, excellent condition $41,900. 941-472-8192. FL• FULL FACILITIES FEATURING SALES, SERVICE, PARTS, RACE PREP AND OFF-SITE BODYSHOP W"WWEGISOCAL.COM FOR A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER. EMAIL US AT: PPERSICHINA.AOLCOM FERRARI AND MASERATI OF ORANGE COUNTY 1425 WEST BAKER STREET COSTA MESA, CA 92626 PHONE (714) 662-7600 FAX (714) 662-7555 A mk° OF ORANGE COUNTY THE ONLY FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER IN ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES _ We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Premier •  18  7 47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.corn Sports Car Market


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Ask The X-perts perts: I have a few questions about purchasing a 240Z. I owned a '73 for ten years and 80,000 miles. It was in the rust belt of New England and the floor and front frame members rusted out, as well as the fenders. I would like to buy a Z again, this time as a second car. I found one listed on a Web site as a oneowner, 37,000-mile, original-equipment car that had been stored during winters. It was being offeredfor $13,000. The car is in New Jersey, so I'd have to drive or transport it across country I have four questions for you. If it truly is original equipment, will it soon need a clutch, brakes, tires, etc.? Would it be folly to consider driving it across country? Is it at all sensible to buy a 30-year-old carfor second-car use? What pitfalls should I be prepared for?—Mark Merkens, Lake Oswego, OR D ear X - Buying Blind Personally, for a car to just drive and enjoy, I'd buy a Z locally for $6,000 to $8,000, which should get you a very nice semi-restored car. I would never buy a Z like the one you are describing from someone I didn't know, who lived across the country. And don't forget, as you alluded to in your letter, the East Coast is where rust was born. perts: My brother has a 1955 Alfa Giulietta Sprint that isn 't pretty, but is pretty solid It has a four-speed column shift and a lot of parts. We've been told that the price range for something like this is about $3,000 to $5,000. He owned the car since about 1973. Any thoughts as to where he might best find a btryer?—E.G, via e Dear X - - mail 111•1•1•1 Pat Braden replies: About 50 photographs of this Alfa came with this inquiry. They show in great detail an early column-shift, largeheadlight Giulietta Sprint with all its glass in place (the windshield shows typical light scratches). Virtu- This car could be the basis for an easy restoration, but the devil is in the details. Every piece of the car needs to be refurbished. Under the best of circumstances, its ultimate value will be less than half the cost of its restoration, presuming that the number of missing parts is trivial. Important items that may be missing include links for the column-shift mechanism, the chrome bezel and glass for the speedometer, the rain gutter chrome, the chrome trim under each door and the hood spear. Although some of these parts are now easily available as reproduction items, they are not cheap: a new main wiring harness takes more than $800 out of the checking account. The costs of new, old-stock parts will be commensurate with the effort required to locate them. Cars like this Sprint balance on a razor blade between preservation and destruction. They could easily go either way depending on the next owner. New or used, the cheaper the car, the more likely it is to die: seen any good Chevettes lately? With very few exceptions, the only cars guaranteed to survive are those that represent a substantial investment. A hurry-up, do-it-yourself cosmetic and mechanical make-over of this Sprint will doom it to the hands of subsequent over-enthusiastic and No need to drive across country to find a nice 240Z. Keith Martin replies: Mark, I would never buy a car like this without having someone touch it for you first. On a cheap car, there are just too many things that can be "off." Also, $13k is top price, so the car should be showroom perfect. The problem is, everyone has a different definition of perfect. As for what will need to be replaced, who knows? It depends on what has been done to the car over the years, and how it has been stored. My 37,000-mile Z, which I sold a year ago, had new tires and new brakes, but its original clutch. It also had original paint and upholstery, and was in excellent condition. It sold on eBay, to an SCM subscriber, for $11,301. For your second question, yes, it is stupid to drive it from New Jersey to Oregon. Think of what it will cost you to fly to the East Coast, then add that to the cost of driving it back, not to mention the cost of fixing whatever little things might go wrong along the way. Your arithmetic should indicate that transporting it is a more economically viable choice. Third, should you buy a 30-year-old car as a secondary means of transportation? Both yes and no. Buying a 30-year-old car to drive now and then can be fun, but if you are paying a premium for a completely original car, the first dent in the parking lot puts you on your way to owning a low-value beater. 20 ally all the external trim has been stripped, the driveline has been removed, and the engine is completely di s - m antl e d . Hopefully, the cardboard boxes that come with the car contain all the missing pieces (and you'll win the lottery tomorrow as well). Solid restoration candidate or rolling parts car? You could find a lot of cars in this condition30 years ago. Now, this car is a time warp, exciting because of its remarkable originality. Only the padded dash top is anachronous. Its body still shows large patches of original light-blue paint. Close-up photographs taken from inside the engine compartment reveal that the front clip is original and undented. The rear trunk area by the battery is solid and there is no rust at the rear wheel arches, lower door panels or floor panels. Some of the original interior pinstripe fabric is still in place and the seatbacks are unbroken. The leatherette trim for the door panels has been painted over and the panels themselves are warped from moisture, but they are still the original parts. under-funded owners. To ensure its perpetuity, this car needs to get expensive, fast. This early Giulietta Sprint is an obvious candidate for eBay, where it could bring in excess of $3,000 under spirited bidding because of its relative rarity and solid body. Whatever the sale price, however, the amount will be trivial compared to the cost of making something out of the pieces. The new owner should probably reserve about $20,000 before laying a hand on this project. Send your collector car questions to the Xperts, e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.corn; snailmail: PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292; fcvc: 503/253-2234.• Sports Car Market


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1930 Bentley 61/2-Liter Speed Six Chassis number: LR2776 A lthough the 61/2-liter had been conceived as a touring car to compete with RollsRoyce's new Phantom, in Speed Six form it proved admirably suited to competition: in 1929 Bamato/Birkin's Speed Six won the Le Mans 24 Hour race ahead of a trio of 41/2-liter Bentleys and Barnato/Kidston repeated the feat in the following year's Grand Prix d'Endurance at the Sarthe circuit ahead of similarly mounted Clement/ Watney. Small wonder, then, that the fast yet refined Speed Six was W. 0. Bentley's favorite car. The WA-liter was produced for four years, during which time 544 chassis were completed, 182 of these to Speed Six specification. LR2776 was one of a small number of Speed Six chassis bodied for Bentley Motors by H J Mulliner, arriving at the latter's Chiswick works early in 1930 and listed in the Service Record as "our own body order." Described as "folding head sportsman's coupe," the coachwork is of the drophead coupe type. Each of the others was different: one was used by Jack Barclay Limited as a demonstrator and then sold to film star Carlyle Blackwell. Another, a fixed head, was sold to the Maharajah of Jaipur. So the ownership of H J Mulliner-bodied Speed Sixes was not only very limited but an exclusive club. Carrying registration number GH 1517, this car was sold via the Cork Street showrooms to a Miss Henrietta Bingham. The guarantee date is July 13, 1930, and service records are continuous to the outbreak of WWII in 1939. LR2776 is known to have been re-framed after an accident in February, 1931 but it retains its original engine and registration mark. The car was sold to J. Simkins in 1936 and subsequently to Bentley Drivers Club member Hans Weiss. This important Bentley was displayed at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in 1964, subsequently being exported to Australia where it remained until 1975. In July of that year it returned to the UK, becoming the property of J. Norris. Fourteen years later it was purchased by previous owner Terry Cohn, who totally restored the car over a four-year period at a cost approaching $300,000. Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  Mans-winning pedigree tailored with handsome English coachwork is a vintage ultimate." There can be few finer or more desirable examples of the type than the car shown here. 16 Chearsley Rd, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP18 9AW, England; phone 011 44 1844 208233, fax 011 44 1844 208923 SCM Investment Grade  Model S Mercedes-Benz, Stutz DV-32 A This car sold for $394,800, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams Olympia sale, held December 4, 2001. This result was smack in the middle of the pre-auction estimates of $364,000 to $420,000. A true one-off carrying handsome coachwork by one of the best English bodymakers, this car had several important things going for it, including a spotless, fully traceable provenance from new, matching numbers on engine and chassis as well as—for British buyers at least—the important original registration number as issued in 1930. The quality of the restoration spoke for itself with the concours wins to its credit and its reliability was proven by the long and trouble-free trip through Europe mentioned in the catalog description. Finally, it is a Speed Six, perhaps the finest example of vintage Bentley engineering and performance. This car fortunately escaped the fate of a number of closed and semi-closed Speed Sixes by retaining its original coachwork Many Speed Sacs have been shorn of their formal bodies and turned into open tourers, stripped-down homebuilt boy-racer two-seaters and, more recently, Le Mans replicas. After WWII when $450,000-$900,000 $1,000 1928-31 182 N/A Right side of block Bentley Drivers Club, On dashboard Recognition of the restoration's superlative quality came in the most convincing way possible when, in September, 1993, this car won the prestigious Louis Vuitton Concours at Parc de Bagatelle, Paris, going on to complete a 4,000-mile tour later that month that included the Italia Classic Tour. In the present ownership for the past seven or so years, the car added first place at the Het Loo Concours in 1999 to an already impressive list of achievements. In its Bentley supplement published in May 1994, Classic and Sportscar described this Speed Six as "meticulously restored, brilliantly detailed and subtly modified to impressive effect. A chassis with a Le Bonhams & Brooks, Cannel, CA, August 18, 2001 grad t 411Q 1929 Bentley Speed Six Lot #268, S/N BA2584 Condition: 1 Snn amateur racing resumed in England, these cars were generally considered obsolete old bangers with a gargantuan appetite for fuel—somewhat the same way old, tired Duesenbergs were regarded in the US at that time. To drive a Speed Six is to experience a revelation in vintage motoring. The 160-bhp engine doesn't seem to care what gear it is in—the torque just keeps rolling out as i fit had a turbine from the Queen Elizabeth II under the hood. The smoothness of the power delivery has to be experienced to be believed. And the performance quickly explains the success of this model at Le Mans. The new owner paid full price for this car, but he got full value for his money That adds up to an equitable deal for both buyer and seller And if properly maintained, this car will do nothing but appreciate in the foreseeable future.—Dave Brownell (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note Christie's, Lassiter, FL, March 18, 1999 t100 cnn 1929 Bentley Speed Six Lot #313, S/N FR2648 Condition: 3


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The English Patient / Gary Anderson The Panther Lima ear Mr. Anderson: There is a 1979 Panther Lima II for sale locally. It is supercharged with the 2.3-liter engine and has 18,500 miles on the odometer. The paint is poor but the remainder ofthe car looks okay. It has chrome spoke wheels and no top. The owner is asking $14,000. Please advise me on the value. These cars are quite rare, but how collectible are they?—Robert Spurzem, M.D., Indian Wells, CA D There must be something deep in the English soul that would explain why there are so many enthusiasts who are not satisfied until they've built their own car and brought it on to the market. How else to explain the huge number of defunct small car companies littering the financial landscape? The Panther marque certainly is a good example. According to Graham Robson, the English auto historian, the company started out by creating rather crudely built cars with Jaguar engines in the late '60s. In an effort to increase its sales, in 1976 the company introduced an all-new, rather smaller two-seat car, the Lima. It bore an interesting resemblance to a Morgan, built on the steel underpan and suspension from the Vauxhall Viva/Magnum, with the 2.3-liter slant-four, overhead-camshaft Vauxhall engine and transmission. In the 1980s, the Panther was re-engineered with its own separate steel chassis frame, fitted with Ford-UK engines. This model was marketed as the Kallista. Few of the standard US price guides list any of these models, probably for the simple reason that they weren't ever marketed in the United States and few people ever bothered to find means to import them. The only listing we could find for the 1979 Panther Lima II was in the Cars of Particular Interest price guide. In that guide, the very highest value assigned to the car—for one in excellent condition—is $11,500. That fact may give you a point to start bargaining with the owner. Given that this particular car has poor paint and no top (wherever will you ever find one?), something like half the asking price might not be too unreasonable. Of course, that doesn't mean the seller will agree with you. I certainly wouldn't call this car collectible. Its performance isn't anything to get excited about, the styling is what some might call derivative, and you'd spend some time looking for a mechanic with experience on Vauxhall drivetrains. That having been said, even if you throw in a quick paint job—I certainly wouldn't invest in bare-metal concours-quality work—we're still talking the price of a used Miata or a decent Triumph TR6. If the car pushes your personal starter button, go for it. The only value I'd worry about is how the car makes you feel when you drive downtown on Sunday afternoon for an ice cream cone. And you're sure to be a serious contender in the Panther Lima II class at any concours. Dear Mr. Anderson: I've always been interested in the classic lines of the AC Bristol, the predecessor to the Shelby Cobra, but asking prices seem very high, going past $80,000 in some instances. Recently, I saw an ad for an AC Aceca in one of the classic car magazines. The price, in the $30,000 range, seemed more reasonable and in thcfront-view picture, the car looked just like the AC Bristol. Is the coupe comparable to the roadster and, if so, is this price realistic?—Archie Leach, Belmont, CA When the venerable AC company (born in 1904 as Auto Carrier) introduced their sports car in 1955, they offered it in a roadster and coupe version, known as the Ace and the Aceca. The two versions both had the same double-tube chassis with independent front and rear suspension supported on transverse leaf springs. The bodies were tube-type with alloy panels, though the rear coachwork of the coupe used ash framing. 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AC-engined version in the coupe. Be sure to determine which engine is in the car before you make your purchasing decision. If you're looking for a distinctive, classic-styled coupe and don't want to pay the cost of an Aston Martin, the Aceca may be your cup of tea. Just a word of caution—although the market values of the Acecas are lower than those of the Aces, they cost just as much, if not more, to restore. So buying an Aceca that needs major work is not a wise decision. Let someone else pay for the work, and then put their restored car in your driveway. Assuming the work was properly done, you'll always come out ahead that way. Dear Mr. Anderson: I have a 1966 E-type roadster The car needs tires. What brand and size would you recommend?—Rich Thompson, via e-mail The Aceca—cheaper than an Aston and just as much fun. Initially they both shared the same 90-horsepower AC engine also being used in the company's saloon cars. From the front, both have the distinctive AC curves. However, in the rear, the roof line of the coupe is a bit high for sleek styling. The lovely bulges over the rear fenders of the roadster are lost on the coupe, which has a more Aston-looking smooth belt line extending back to the taillights. By 1956 the roadster was available with a Bristol engine in 105- and 125bhp versions. By 1958, the Aceca could also be purchased with the Bristol engine. Road tests of the day recorded significant differences in performance. While the AC-engined Aceca took 13.4 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and topped out at 104 miles per hour, with the 130-bhp Bristol engine, it could make 60 in 10.3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 115. Nevertheless, coupes were used more for comfortable touring than for performance, so the majority of coupes were sold with the less-expensive and quieter AC engine. So, the price differences you're looking at may be realistic. In the classic car market, coupes nearly always sell for less than comparable roadsters. And in this case, you may also be looking at the less powerful I checked with Alan Hendrix of Hendrix Wire Wheel, who offered the following recommendations. If you still have the original five-inch-wide wheel, then your best bet would be the Vredestein 185x15 tire. I certainly would concur—that's the tire I have on my 1964 Jaguar Mark 2 and it drives, handles, and looks great. You wouldn't want to go any wider on that wheel because the narrow rim pushes the sidewalls out and risks fouling the inner fender well. If you have the six-inch-wide stainless-spoke wire wheel that many E-types have been fitted with more recently, then you could go as wide as 205, which wouldn't bulge too much and would give you a little more handling surface. Michelin's MX4 would also be a good choice. If you would like to get the original look of a 7/15-inch whitewall, Michelin makes a tire called the Symmetry in a 205x15 that should even be acceptable in concours. For a totally different approach, another friend suggested a tire for the Austin-Healey 3000 that would also give your Jaguar the really original, narrow, high-profile look that was typical for that period. He suggests a Kumho 771, which is a 165x15 tire. It's only T-rated (118 miles per hour), but is quite inexpensive. My guess is these are being made to fit Volkswagen original Beetles and my friend says they're widely available. Mr Anderson is publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your English car questions to editorgaty@aol.corn; fax 650/949-9685.• Affordable, Agreed Value Insurance for Hobbyists. American Hobbyist is dedicated to serving car hobbyists of all stripes. Whether your collector vehicle is a classic sports car, or a new, limited-production vehicle (or anything in-between), we can help. Our policy provides Agreed Value coverage, one charge for liability and no restrictive mileage limitations.*Visit our website for an instant on-line quote or call: I (800) 395-4835 www.AmericanHobbyist.com 2501 S.E. Aviation Way • Stuart, FL 34996  AMERICAN HOBBYIST INSURANCE AGENCY Underwritten by American Reliable Insurance Company * Certain restrictions and limitations apply and may vary by state. Not available in all states. 24  Sports Car Market


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English Car Shopping Centre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. AUSTIN-HEALEY 4, restored in the '70s, runs and drives, updated to BN2 specs, 4-spd gearbox, red with red interior. $9,500. 203-7782601. CT 1955 100- 1956 100, with M conversion kit. Total ground-up professional restoration. Reno Red/black leather with red piping. Stainless steel spokes. $42,000. Daytime phone: 845-485-2557, kennettr@aoLcom. NY 1959 3000 Mk I, just 400 miles on restoration completed 3 years ago, red/beige, drives well, working overdrive, 4 seats with seatbelts. $26,000. Gary, 203-254-8660. CT 1960 SPRITE, Bugeye, British Racing Green, both tops, completely restored. $14,900. M&M Inc., 717-755-3841. PA 1967 3000 Mk III (BJ8), professionally done frame-off restoration, show winner, rebuilt engine, transmission, suspension and brakes, British Racing Green with black leather interior. $28,500. 303-379-9075. CO AC 1957 ACECA, Bristol, mint, restored, 38,000-mile car, I owned 15 years, black & red interior, Stage II tuned, chrome wires, restored by Jim Feldman of Portland, $75,000 restoration, one of 12 Ihd cars built. $49,000. Herb, 212-861-1414. NY 1960 ACE BRISTOL, 289 Ford, but includes 100-D2 motor, rare Cris overdrive trans, two rear ends, three sets of wheels, all excellent. $58,000. Paul, 818-762-9269. CA ASTON MARTIN 1965 DB5, drophead, lhd, 5-speed, yellow with black hides and black cloth top. 2-owner, 26K original miles, restored by Aston workshop. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK 1967 DB6, lhd, 5-spd, runs great, southern car, slight nose damage. Jerry, 330-759-5224. OH 1969 DBS, 5-speed, lhd, rust-free car, air cond, power windows, strong 6-cyl engine, never been in an accident. $17,500 obo. 708387-9934. IL JAGUAR 1950 MARK V, Drophead. Chassis #647213. Matching #s, $150K restoration. This must be as close as one can get to a 100-point car. Serious inquiries only. Email nadanixon@earthlink.net . George Crook, 601-713-0509. TN 1953 XK 120M, special equipment OTS roadster, silver with navy leather interior and glass windowed canvas top & tonneau, frameoff restoration, matching numbers. $58,500. 310-657-9699. Fax 310-657-9698. CA 1957 XK 140MC, roadster, black w/black interior, 4-speed o/d, chrome wires, foglamps, new cony top, 2-in carbs, magneto, tools, etc. Older restoration, owned since 1975. $50,000. 515-981-9148. IA 1958 XK 150, roadster, frame-off restoration, needs to be completed, excellent sheetmetal, engine rebuilt, new parts include: all chrome, Dunlop tires, shocks, windscreen, rear springs, brake rotors, wiring harness, washer unit, matching numbers, title. Chuck Pilate, 586-530-8561. MI 1963 XICE SERIES I, roadster, black/red, 38,020 original miles, VIN 877788, 2nd owner, no rust, very good original interior, rare period tonneau cover, complete tool kit, recent respray, all new rubber and new top, documented history. $45,000. 303-7834824 day. 303-639-9462 eve. CO 1964 XKE, roadster, BRG and tan, professional restoration, concours condition, 50,600 miles, owner's manual and complete tool kit, numbers match. $49,000. 248-3910021. MI 1967 SERIES 1- 1/2, coupe, 105" wheelbase, great for tall persons, open headlights, 4.2L Parts Arid Accesscories Huge Inventory All jaguars From 1948-2002 Fast U.S. & International Shipments Same-day Shipping • Overnight Delivery I 4atj TWO NEW JAGUAR CATALOGS Now Available Volume 12 of Our World Standard Replacement Parts Book - Restoration Parts & Upgrades - - Routine Service & Maintenance Parts - 384 Pages of Jaguar Parts & Information Brand New jaguar Performance and Accessory Collection from Xlis Racing Applications- Performance Upgrades Books - Manuals - Art,- and Collectibles 80 Full-Color Pages of Jaguar Specialties $10 U.S. for both. Refundable with $25 order. Int'l. (805) 544-7864 • U.S.A. (800) 444-JAGS FAX (805) 544-1664 • www.xks.com  26 XI(  850 Fiero Lane San Luis Obispo California 93401 U.S.A. In. In Tlie DetaiL. engine, triple carbs, 3:07 rear, black, red, wires. $25,000. Tom, 404-233-6932. GA 1971 XICE, 4.2 roadster. Fresh restoration ready to drive anywhere. White/black interior. E-mail for photos: louiselectric@ yahoo.com $30,000 obo. Lou Rosano, 210384-6166, 201-446-3825. NJ LOTUS 1964 SUPER SEVEN, LHD, yellow/black, 1500 Cosworth rebuilt, restored body/interior/frame, Panasports, spares, weather gear, super car. Mark, 610-975-0876 day. 610-225-0529 eve. PA 1969 ELAN, early S4 coupe, white, gold trim, ground-up restoration, 76K miles. Can e-mail pictures. $14,000 obo. 303-499-0138. CO 1972 EUROPA, very nice condition, twin cam, 4-spd, new interior. $8,900. 805-3760400. CA M.G 1947 TC, all original, green, recent groundup restoration, engine was totally rebuilt, proven show winner. $19,500 obo. John, 301292-0082. MD TF, trophy winner, black with red leather, less than 500 miles on professionally rebuilt transmission, new tires, new wheels, new brakes and perfect chrome. $22,500. 504-393-6399. LA 1954 MG- 1959 1600, roadster, driven 1,500 miles since professional, concours, frame-off, nut&-bolt restoration. Needs nothing, red with black leather interior, wire wheels, original motor. $20,500. 610-896-4628. PA 1963 MGB, roadster, snowberry white, new red British top, wire wheels, 5main-bearing engine, restored, price reduced. $7,500. Bob Lynn, 908-685-9070. NJ 1967 MGB/GT, red with black interior, wire wheels, CA car, no rust, very good condition, everything works, drive anywhere. $4,000. 714-898-2845. CA 1972 MGB, roadster, 24,000 miles, body, mechanicals, interior and cony top in great shape, a well-maintained car, strong engine, fun to drive and reliable. $10,000. 603-4327345. NH TRIUMPH 1959 TR3A, only 600 miles since groundup restoration by British Auto Restorations, mint condition, white with black interior, all original except TR6 synchronized transmission with overdrive, have all receipts. $18,500. 540-774-0500 day. 540-929-4407 eve. VA 1960 TR3A, completely restored, like new, ready for summer, too much to list. $11,000 negotiable. 508-823-8783. MA 1966 TR4, Surrey top, white/black, overdrive, wire wheels, professionally rebuilt and restored, $20,000 invested, serious inquiries only. $13,000. 847-724-5322. IL TVR 1979 3000S, V8, 5-speed, frame-on restoration, yellow with black, new top, tonneau, real wire wheels, everything rebuilt or replaced on this 2-owner Georgia car. $18,000. 716-662-4622. NY WOLSELEY 1963 WOLSELEY HORNET, rhd, the executive Mini with a trunk, taupe with white roof and red leather, 68,000 original miles, runs like a dream, drive home. $4,600 obo. 217-627-3060. IL• WORLD'S FINEST LOTUS 7 REPLICA BIY Starter Kit, $10,824; S3 Complete Roller, $17,904; Race Version, $16,978 INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE! 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LEAR  AUCTION j972 .2O June 7, 8 & 9 • Expo Square 1968 Ford TASCA Factory Lightweight 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible J. 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Survivor 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Rally Sport 1972 Dodge Demon "Hemi" 1960 Porsche 356B Cabriolet 2002 BMW Z-8 2 Door Convertible w/ H 1970 Dodge Challenger RT / SE Hemi  1933 Ford Tudor Street Rod  1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 600 CARS • CONSIGN NOW! To Consign or Bid Contact: 41m HAKE AUCTION P.O. Box 5 2 1 060 • Tulsa. Oklahoma  7415 2 - 1060 TEL 918-254-7077 • 1-800-722-9942 • FAX 918-254-4882 www.leakecarauction.com • E-mail: infogleakecar.com


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Top Sales This Issue 10 1. 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza Spider, $2,530,000, PM 2. 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spyder, $1,925,000, RM 3. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet, $1,001,000, PM 4. 1955 Jaguar D-type Roadster, $935,000, RM 5. 1932 Duesenberg J Convertible, $671,000, RM 6. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, $628,603, B 7. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante Coupe, $451,000, PM 8. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4A Daytona Spyder, $345,019, B 9. 1991 Ferrari F40 Coupe, $312,400, PM 10. 1946 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet, $258,500 RM enior Auction Analyst Dave Kinney puts it well in his introduction to the lessthan-barnburning auction at the Taj Mahal, when he reminds us that "even Babe Ruth had more stikeouts than home runs." Like any commercial venture, a collector car auction is fraught with risk, and there are no guarantees. S Consider some of the issues auction companies confront. Cars arrive that are worse than represented (rarely are they better), titles may have cloudy histories, and sellers often have unrealistic expectations of the values of their beloved cars. They also have to wrestle with unregistered bidders who cannot perform after having the high bid, and sudden cases of buyer's remorse, disguised by comments like "I didn't see that scratch in the paint before." Ever-escalating event costs (can you imagine what the bill for labor is at a venue like the NYC Waldorf-Astoria?) pummel their budgets. We simply waltz into a nicely decorated hall or tent, admire the shiny cars, read the pretty catalogs, and enjoy the show that is being conducted for our benefit. While it's great fun to report on a hugely successful sale like the RM event at Amelia Island, there is no joy in recording the honest but unglorious efforts like the Taj Mahal auction. In many cases, the effort and expense that goes into a successful sale is less than that put into one that doesn't meet its goals. Auction companies must bet on the long haul, believing that the reputations they develop through thoughtful and professional interactions with their customers will develop and retain a loyal group of buyers and sellers. The next time you go to an auction, take a moment to reflect on all the things that go on behind the scene, and the financial and emotional risk an auction company and its principals take each time they roll the dice and put on a show. They're creating live theater for us, and it's remarkable just how many home runs they hit.—ED. SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6:A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. 28  CLASSIC CARS RM Auctions The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida March 9, 2002 Auctioneer: Peter Bainbridge Number of automotive lots: 102 Number of automotive lots sold: 81 Sale rate: 79.4% Sale total: $13,086,440 High: Lot #75, 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 2.6 Monza Spider Corsa, sold for $2,530,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10% Report by Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, John Apen, Steve Serio and Scott Featherman Market opinions in italics M's third annual Amelia Island auction, held in conjunction with the successful and growing Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was, to use the British understatement of RM auctioneer Peter Bainbridge, a rather good sale. Or, in a more American vein, it was a blockbuster with all six cars estimated at over $500,000 finding new garages—a noteworthy acheivment, especially in an economy that continues to be unpredictable. Top price, as noted above, was for the exTerry Cohn Alfa that had been skillfully rebodied some years ago by English specialist Paul Grist. Bearing some battle scars and a marvelous patina, the selling price was actually well below the pre-sale estimate of $3,000,000 to $3,500,000. This left some observers to speculate just how much the rebody had knocked down the value of this impressive-looking (and sounding) sports racer with enough major competition history and important ownership to warrant 12 pages of the RM catalog to it alone. A group of actor Nicolas Cage's cars were on sale, including his 1955 Jaguar D-type that sold post-block for $935,000. His striking 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante coupe sold for $451,000, while at the other end of the scale Cage's 1975 Triumph Spitfire, done up in bright yellow, brought a robust $13,200. The high-buck Ferrari of the sale, and deservedly so, was a 1953 375 MM Spyder with one-off rebody by Scaglietti that climbed to $1,925,000 before it was declared sold. (See page 14 for the Profile of this car.) R It's becoming nearly obligatory at a major auction to have a big open Mercedes from the '30s on offer. For this event, RM trotted out a 1938 540K Sport Cabriolet by Erdmann and Rossi, beautifully restored but lacking the sheer grace and breathtaking elegance of the ex-Jack Warner 540K in RM's January auction. It just squeaked past the seven-figure mark with premium to sell for $1,001,000. In a day marked by strong prices, perhaps the strongest one of all—relative to the car be- ing sold—was the $73,150 drawn for a 1956 Ford Crown Vicky "glasstop." This was a noreserve car done in a period combo of pistachio and cream and tricked out with a gaggle of factory accessories. The restoration was excellent and it was pure "Happy Days" nostalgia on wheels but, still, $70,000 plus trumps even the best of the standard-engined T-Birds of its time. Mark it down once again to the unpredictable nature of auctions. One of the better buys—again, relative to the car being sold—was the eye-catching 1932 Duesenberg J Murphy convertible. A correct car all the way and very well restored, it seemed a bit on the low side at $671,000. RM's Amelia sale had a bit of something for everyone, from high-roller Classics and historic sports cars to true antiques for the horseless carriage crowd. The prices were strong, the sales percentage high and the venue a warm and welcome change for many who had escaped the winter weather they had been enduring for several months.—D.B. ENGLISH #113-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Tourer. S/N G0551. Eng.# J9V. Yellow and black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 27,445 miles. Chopped from a limo to a tourer, and not all that skillfully. Looked fine to the uninitiated and wrong to the knowledgeable. Gap between body sides and chassis. Not only that, it's s-l-o-w. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Estimates of $40,000 to $50,000 were plain silly. Just because it has that Parthenon radiator shape doesn't make it a good car. This was an old bathtub that was far away from Rill's usual high standards. Owner should have taken the bid. #96-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N S676175. Green/biscuit leather. LHD. Freshly 411 : 0 and fully restored. Dayton wire wheels replaced original Dunlops. Door fit could be better. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. XK 120 prices continue to creep up. Jag fanatics will tell you the 140s are really the best XK to drive, but the 120s have a clarity of line that is unbeatable. This was a correct price in today's market. #53-1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE Roadster. SN XI(D546. British Racing Green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,854 miles. Another "patina plus" car. Soft leather driver's seat (no passenger seat). plenty of scratches to transmission tunnel. Sports Car Market


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LIMITED TO 200 OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES CALL: 480 421 6694 FEAT[11:1*: 1937 FORD COUPE Unique chopped coupe. Powered by the mindbending Mathon V-16 Alloy, 800 coin. engine. Vin# 183886991 1957 CHEVY "CHEZOOM" The most famous '57 Chevy ever. Built by Boyd Coddington. Internationally recognized for timeless design and originality. Vin# VC578300329 AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM PHOTO: 02002 SCOTT WILLIAMSON / PHOTODESIGN 1948 TUCKER Number seven of only fifty-one produced, this excellent example was restored to exacting original specifications. Vin# 1007 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY The famous Al Scheib car. It is powered by a '71 Hemi V-8 transplanted from the Parnelli Jones' Vels Plymouth Coda funny car. Vin# 16290651 AN EXCITING AUCTION OF AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN COLLECTOR CARS AND MOTORCYCLES. Vin# 182328667 1933 Ford Custom Streetrod Convertible Vin# B53406 1930 Nash 482R Coupe Vin# HBT7L13974 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark II Vin# 12487N554600 1970 Chevrolet Z-28 Camaro Trans Am Vin# E54S003963 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Frame-off restoration in its original Pennant Blue with beige interior. Only 54,280 original and documented miles. All matching numbers and correct date codes. Vin# BA45CXFA032861 1985 Mercedes Benz 380 SL This roadster has 716 actual miles and is a rare find that cannot be duplicated. This classic bodystyle is much sought after and there cannot be a better one anywhere. Vin# 9F02R480898  1969 Shelby 0T500 Coupe Excellent condition and performance. All original, including paint. NO RESERVE Vintt ZA9DU2185XLA12194 1933 Ford Hot Rod "Colorado Gold" Originally the "Denver Dandy". rebuilt as "Colorado Gold". This is a historic and well documented vehicle. Vin# TM7149987274 1932 Ford Phaeton "Van Haien" Built in about 1982 by Tim McMullen. Driven by David Lee Roth in the Van Baler video - "Hot for Teacher". Vin# 50701 1937 Rudge Special A rare example of the sophisticated 4-valve single cylinder machine. NO RESERVE Vin# 0086 1916 Excelsior Board Track Racer Formerly owned by Al Evans, this machine has been restored at "The Shop" in Ventura to a high standard. Vin# T8765521 1923 Ford 1-Bucket Powered by the prototype Mathon V-16 engine. With 710 min., this rod has incredible performance. Vin# N5512241 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Vin# JH27G0B111486 1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible Vin# 87459 1953 BMW 327 EMW Cabriolet Vin# R249352 1955 Cobra Motorama Custom Cony. PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 6060 WILSHIRE BLVD, LOS ANGELES, CA FOR CONSIGNMENT, BIDDING, OR EVENT INFORMATION: TEL: 480 421 6694 I FAX: 480 421 6697 I WEB: www.barrett-jackson.com MAIL: 3020 N SCOTTSDALE RD, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251


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SCM MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL ,•••••••••••••••• miles. Rear emblem loose, door fit off, carpet color mismatched, hood fit off, lots of undercoating showing. A scary car up close. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,100. If the car holds up as a driver, the money was right on. Not every car has to be concours, not every car has to sell for top dollar Some are just weekend specials, bought for weekend special prices. #77 Nicely painted exterior panels have some scratches, but show well. Second engine (both are replacement units) included in sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $935,000. Past owners include actors Tim Considine and Nicolas Cage, seller Quite welldocumented history, original nose and tail sections were included in the sale. 1990s restoration by John and Gary Pearson, 1997 Nierburgring historic race win. Good buy and sale. #38 1956 JAGUAR XK 140 Coupe. S/N G60418. Black/tan leather. LHD. Older - 1963 JAGUAR XICE S13.8 Coupe. S/N 861233. Green and yellow/black leather. LHD. Nicolas Cage collection. Competition-prepared and upholstery fit not the best. Triple-carb "S" option gives it added oomph and collector appeal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $65,450. Enough money for a car with a few cosmetic problems. #59 - restoration showing some age, but basically still a nice, straight car. Said to run well. In same ownership for 30 years. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,100. For collector/enthusiasts of a certain age, closed )(Ks are beginning to make a lot of sense. They're still relatively cheap compared to their open-top brethren, as this car demonstrated. #91 -1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE Convertible. S/N AN5L23956. Olde English White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 79,003 miles. Hard top. Wood steering wheel, Lucas E-type with a very successful vintage racing history, including three VARA championships. From 1996 to '99 it was in 22 races and never scored less than fourth place. A race-ready example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,300. A lot cheaper than building one from the ground up, and it's a proven race winner to boot. Just get in, drive and win. Cage said he bought it to learn to drive faster but "my day job kept getting in the way." #65 - 1965 ALVIS TE 21 Coupe. Body by - Graber. S/N 27233. Sand gold/tan leather. RHD. fog lights, trunk rack, Mini-Lites. Missing bumpers. Chrome showing some age with light pitting. Paintwork a bit thick, plenty of Bondo in passenger sill. An older homeboy restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,150. Sold over the optimistic high estimate of $16,000. Lots of money for a cute but none-too-correct Bugeye Sprite. Fun, but pricey. For $18k, there are some very nice, properly restored Buggies out there. #141 1960 JAGUAR XI( 150 Roadster. S/N 5831933. Red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 67,019 - Odo: 83,205 miles. Recent quality repaint, original leather showing some acceptable wear. Excellent door and panel fit. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,900. The perfect example of rare versus desirable. The high quality, low production numbers and coachbuilt body should equal big bucks, but Alvis is a marque of mystery to most Yank collectors. Selling price reflected this situation. 30  car represented at sale by same. Older restoration has flaws through use, but shows well. Paint divots where the top hits the body, scrape in trunk lid. Clean underhood, but not detailed. Covered headlamps. Good panel fit. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $47,300. Everyone seemed to love this car Why? The original owner was present, and delighted in talking about his time with the car The many "personalized" items in the interior hurt the value, though, and the color wasn't the most attractive. #78A - 1967 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL Wagon. S/N 68X1725. British Racing Green/ tan leather with brown inserts. LHD. Odo: 4,953 miles. A nice older T-type Bentley with a 1960 JAGUAR XK 150S Roadster. S/N T831952DN. Green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 54,610 miles. Rear deck scuffed from top. Top - panel fit, gorgeous paint despite a ten-year-old restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $170,500. One of 123 DB5 dropheads built. High estimate of $225,000 was somewhat aggressive. Selling price was full and fair #104 - 1966 JAGUAR XICE SI 4.2 Convert- ible. S/N 1E12056. Sand/saddle brown. LHD. Odo: 71,529 miles. AM/FM CD. One-owner #90-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Convertible. S/N DB5/C/1252/L. Green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 67,469 miles. Highly attractive A-M looked crisp throughout. Superb door and Volvo 245 wagon back end grafted on. Detailed motor with lots of shiny bits. Well-done bodywork shows slight signs where the body graft was done. Good wood throughout, but not to Rolls standards. Ex-Thomas Lester. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. The name "Continental" was assigned to this car by someone with a sense of humor but no sense of history as a Continental Bentley it is not. With Volvo wagon donor rear end, it a Bentlo! Nice job, likeable car; not an insulting bid. #132 - 1968 JAGUAR XICE SERIES 1% 4.2 Roadster. SN ZE17736. Red/tan leather. LHD. Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL ,•••••••••••••••• fresh engine and Cotal gearbox. Excellent panel and door fit. Provenance from day one. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $258,500. Someone bought themselves a guaranteed winner at concours events both here and overseas. Under the circumstances, a fair buy. 1971 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. S/N CC58335L. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,469 miles. AM/FM radio, trunk rack. Blackwall BF Goodrich touring T/F radials. Excellent - Older restoration still looking good. Scored 99.75 points in JCNA concours, plus winning a fistful of other national and regional awards. Open headlights, 4.2 engine, excellent door fit and panels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,500. An exceptionally nice car ready to tour and show. Strong money was a fair price. #43 #110-1947 BUGATTI 73C Monoposto. S/N 73002. Blue/blue leather. Professionally restored in England and race - Royces. Cond: 1-. SOLD Al' $182,600. Owned by Nicholas Cage, but not much "celebrity value" was added to the sales total on this unit. Luckily, I forgot my checkbook, so my driver won 't have to deal with getting this behemoth round the drivethru at Burger City in my town. Correct price. FRENCH #39-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 37 Roadster. S/N BC23. Blue/tan leather. RI-ID. A total bitsa ,Apiumasp. ---"•0 1PN,  wood dash, well-detailed underhood. Some scars from usage after restoration, including on windshield header and front bumper. Very clean interior and excellent paint. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. 1998 AACA Junior first place. An extremely generous high bid, or a chandelier that got excited by the Ritz-Carlton atmosphere. $15,000 should have been enough to buy this car let alone twenty large. #54 - 1975 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Convert- ible. S/N FM42797UC. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,734 miles. Very good paint, finished to a standard much better than factory Atm _ originally commissioned by Sebring impresario and promoter Alec Ulmann. Very well-done throughout. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Built-up Bugs don't carry the stigma ofother marques that have had this surgery performed Low estimate of $120,000 would have been more realistic. #57 - 1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Atalante Coupe. Body by Bugatti. S/N 57679. Black and blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 168 miles. Supercharger added in late 1980s. Car in nearly faultless condition throughout and quite legit except "driver" condition. Suffered from scratches in trim, poor plating on grille, soiled carpet, tired paint. No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $77,000. Bought right. New owner has room to make needed improvements and still be on the right side of the can 's value. #63 1951 BUGATTI TYPE 101 Coupe. Body by Van Antem. S/N 101504. Red and black/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,369 miles. Ex-Harrah, ex-Jacques Harguindeguy. Displayed in '51 Paris - quality. Very fresh interior. Excellent chrome. Underhood detailed, but not perfect. Rumored $30,000 restoration. A very nice Triumph Spitfire. Actor Nicolas Cage car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,200. Is "very nice Triumph Spiffire" an oxymoronic statement? Not in this case. This was Cage's first car so the restoration was a labor of love rather than an investment. Could have brought even more, due to Cage provenance, without surprising. #60 - 1999 ROLLS ROYCE PARK WARD - Limousine. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N SCAZV19E2XCX802. Dark blue/magnolia with blue piping. LHD. Odo: 5,429 miles. Rearfacing jump seats, TV, VCR, AM/FM cassette, full burl wood door panels to rear. Picnic tables, refrigerator, writing table, sunshine roof. Still looks and smells new. The Park Ward limos are the factory approved and sold stretch Rolls 32 for blower. From Nicolas Cage's collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $451,000. A beautiful Bug— perhaps the quintessential Bugatti coupe style— that sold fairly. (I've judged this car at a couple of concours, and it is just far enough away from a winner that it will take a complete redo to make it better.—ED.) #123 1946 DELAHAYE 135M Cabriolet. Body by Figoni et Falaschi. S/N 800660. Eng.# 01. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 12,095 miles. AACA and CCCA firsts, Pebble Beach and Meadow Brook firsts. Elegant old thin with - Salon. Another Cage car. Few paint faults and stress cracks in body. Plexiglass windows deteriorating. Lousy door fit. Supercharged 3.25liter DOHC engine. Mileage believed to be genuine. Cond: 2 - plans, as no 73C race cars were ever actually built. 1.5-liter twin supercharged, DOHC, 16valve engine gives it plenty of grunt. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $106,700. Car was a no-sale at an earlier RM auction. This time it went, and probably for the right money. These cars are considered oddballs by mainstream Bugattistes. #87 1948 DELAHAYE 135M Cabriolet. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 800479. Black/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 37,742 miles. In decent - ready. Created from . NOT SOLD AT $320,000. Unusual but not terribly attractive car with very high beltline and awkward look to top. Built by obscure coachbuilder Really ready for some cosmetics. Has trouble-prone Cotal gearbox. So how much was Cage expecting for this Bug? Sports Car Market


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• • • • • •• • ertan m GERMAN •  #94-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K Sport Cabriolet. Body by Erdmann & Rossi. S/N 154099. Black/tan and cream leather. LHD. Odo: 35,088 kms. Many concours prizes. No rust • ...tan MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL apparent. Both doors starting to rub. Paint very decent overall. Very good chrome. Interior decent, but should have been detailed and conditioned better. Gauges starting to deteriorate. Very clean undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,001,000. Impressive car impressive price, but actually a "bargain" compared to some other recent 500K and 540K sales at auction. #120 1939 BMW 328 Roadster. S/N 85346. Silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 88,875 kms. Replacement engine block, upgraded to 12-volt - good appearance, but uneven finish of clear coat. Very good chrome. Fairly good interior, but some poor-quality redying to seats. Gauges okay, as well as glass. Clean underhood. A nice older restoration showing some age. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. Car would make a nice driver All things considered, bid price was just about fair #73 - electrics. Hood and door fit off, high seatbacks looked incorrect, dents in fuel filler cap. Restored 11 years ago. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. Too many little things and nagging doubts about this car to bring the necessary 200 grand #50 - 1955 PORSCHE 356 PRE A 1500 - SPEEDSTER. SN 80329. Black/black. LHD. Nicolas Cage collection. New top. Appeared to be a very good example. Panel fit, straightness, paint quality and detail level high throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. Upper end of SCM Price Guide. Since Seinfeld is taking a break from the limelight, maybe its the Cage cars that will gain an extra $10,000 from celebrity status. The popularity of the star is indicated by the premium of the price. #135 - 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300B - Cabriolet D. S/N 5500023. Burgundy/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 19,402 miles. Each door has its own fit and sound, none of which are good. Home Depot fender welt. Paint fair at best. Sanding, scratches, dirt marks. Door jambs either unfinished or uneven. Leather and carpets nice. Good wood. Underhood detailed. Lots missing. June, 2002 problems, but hood and trunk fit is okay. Older repaint of fair quality starting to age—some overspray and sanding marks showing through. Windshield molding is peeling. Other trim and chrome original and fair. Interior well worn. 33 good standard, headlight trim rings could fit better. Trunk seal badly cracked. Excellent repaint, very good refinishing. Interior nice, but starting to show some wear. Scratches on both side windows. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $214,500. A very well-done restoration starting to show some wear and age. Nonetheless, a very nice example of a blue-chip collectible. Price correct for condition and market. #112 1956 BMW ISETTA 300 Coupe. SN A10783. Red/tan vinyl with tartan cloth. LHD. Odo: 10,746 miles. The most successful of the - of reasonable quality, but some flaws are starting to show. Poor right door fit. Panels a bit wavy. Interior redone to nice appearance. Fair chrome. Clean underhood and undercarriage. A decent restoration, but not of the highest standard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,000. Would make a nice driver and may be able to participate in and win a few local shows. Still, this was all the money for this Stuttgart 7:Bird #115 - 1959 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - Roadster. S/N 10002437. White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 80,932 miles. Both doors have fit 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - GULLWING Coupe. S/N 5500823. Red/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 2,301 miles. Panel fit to very Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $79,200. A 30-footer with what appears to be an amateur restoration. The closer you look, the more questions need to be answered. Top price paid for so-so condition. Evidence that shine still sells. #116 - 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300S - Cabriolet. SN 3500154. Red/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 64,449 miles. Door fit off. Paint has microcars and the puddle-jumper that saved BMW. Sunroof, excellent paint, chrome and interior. Restoration appears correct (if overdone) and fresh. No reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,000. Very well bought, and under the cost of the restoration. The Isettas remain very popular and are likely to stay that way. Once the uncoolest car in the world, they now fairly define automotive hipness. Makes a classy golf cart as well. #79 - 1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300SC Road- ster. SN 6500136. Dark blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 41,355 miles. Automatic. Fair panel fit overall, but door fit on both sides poor. Appeared to have a recent respray. Uneven finish, tape lines on redone chrome. Decent leather, good carpets, most of wood refinished to a fair standard. Glass okay. Underhood clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $214,500. Looks like the car was upgraded for auction, with hopes that nobody would look closely. The big question is about how it runs, and I would have concerns. Even so, the price seems to be in line for a presentable driver #95 - 1958 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL Con- vertible. S/N 8500650. Dark gray/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 6,067 miles. Recent repaint


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SCM MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL. s%%%%•••■•• Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $144,100. If mechanicals check out, this car would make an acceptable driver. Purchase price is in line with condition. It takes a great roadster to break the $200,000 mark, but it can be done. #131 - 1960 PORSCHE 356B SUPER 1600 Coupe. S/N 110476. Slate green/light gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 47,227 miles. Sunroof. Hood fit off, panels wavy. Rusty area between dash panel and window seal. Fair-quality repaint. Jambs poorly finished, paint starting to crack in some areas. Chrome starting to pit. Interior in presentable condition. Underhood needs detailing. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,700. Seems a bit much for a car that appears to have a questionable-quality cosmetic upgrade. #86 1965 PORSCHE 356 SC Cabriolet. S/N N/A. Dark blue/light gray. LHD. Impress- - ive restoration completed 3,000 miles ago. Complete with tools, jack, owner's handbook, records, receipts and photo documentation. Hard to fault in any area. Matching-numbers car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $45,100. The SCs are the most sophisticated ofthe 356s, which to some makes them the least interesting (think Healey BJ8 versus 100/4). In today's market, this car could have brought another $5,000 without surprising. #109 - 1966 PORSCHE CARRERA 6/906 Race Car. S/N 906-145. White/black. LHD. Fresh engine rebuild. Left door a bit hard to close, but overall panel fit is acceptable for a race car. Two large paint chips on right front fender. Nose is chipped and has minor cracks. Decent interior. Eight-inch crack in front windshield. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. A 20-year-old museum piece with no major racing history. Bid just under the low side of the SCM Price Guide. Very desirable cars, and usable in many European touring events, but estimate of $330k to $370k was just too high. #66 - 1969 MERCEDES BENZ 600SWB Limousine. S/N 10001212001321. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 59,511 miles. Yellow "TCB" 34 Bondo everywhere. Poor-quality respray with uneven finish, sanding marks, overspray. Chrome fair, wood okay. Interior well worn and detailed to look acceptable. Underhood not detailed. Fresh undercoating. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $50,600. Poor to fair cosmetic going-over. If mechanicals match this, there will be trouble. Strong money for a weak example. #85-1973 PORSCHE 911 RS/RSR FACTORY LIGHTWEIGHT Coupe. S/N 3600196. White/black. LHD. Odo: 16,814 miles. Conversion of RS to RSR specs by Reuttmaier. Decent panel fit for a racer-type car. Right front has apparent repaired accident damage. Very presentable paint and good chrome. Underhood and interior clean, but not detailed. Mag wheels look a bit tired. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $93,000. Even One of the great Ferraris, with a beautiful trendsetting Scagletti body put on after the original was trashed in a series of accidents. These were brutal cars to drive fast. Bobby Unser drove across block. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,925,000. How would this be treated by the "powers that judge"? Consensus among the attending experts was that it would be accepted in proper Ferrari circles because the rebody was apparently sanctioned by the factory. #119-1962 MASERATI TIPO 151 LE MANS Coupe Replica. SN 18427565AM112 2. Green/black. LHD. Powered by a 4.7-liter nice panel fit overall, straight panels, too. Recent repaint. Very good chrome. Leather and carpets new, sharp wood. Interior and underhood both well detailed. Good glass. A very nice example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,800. Reasonable attention to details on this restoration. It won't win top concours, but it is still a very nice car. Top price paid; the market for very good examples of these cars continues to be strong. #114 - 1971 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE 3.5 - Cabriolet. S/N 002242. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 32,076 miles. Most gaps off. Panels wavy, race. Owned and driven by numerous famous drivers. Partially rebodied many years ago. Paul Grist restoration now nicely mellowed. Ready for race or road. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,530,000. Matching-numbers car sounded wonderful, looked great, ran like a young bear and had more presence than Sophia Loren in an evening gown. A relative bargain, although the 8C market seems to have gone soft in the past few months. #118 1953 FERRARI 375 MM Spyder. S/N 0366A. Eng.# 0366AM. Red/black. LHD. - painted on the side—it's another Elvismobile! Unlovely silver repaint. Windshield has a star crack (not a more romantic bullet hole). Plenty of pitting on chrome. Leather looks good but driver's seat has no stuffing left. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $60,500. Serial car buyer and sometimesinger Elvis bought cars—many of them used— and gave them as gifts to friends and family. The Elvis cars to have are the ones he actually used, as this one appears to be. $7,000 car, $53,500 celebrity value? #88 - 1970 MERCEDES BENZ 280SL Con- vertible. S/N 12017870. White/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 3,580 miles. Recently restored. Very with the original engine, it is hard to say if this conversion represents a good value or not, but the price seems to be on the high side. ITALIAN #75-1933 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 MONZA Spider. SN 2211125. Dark red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,060 miles. Fabulous racing history including winning first Bridgehampton road Sports Car Market


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• • • • • •  • • er*Ra • • • • • • • • • Mexico engine, body is hand-formed aluminum over tubes. Built some time ago and has been used. Chassis not specified. Estimate of $75,000 to $100,000. Not very attractive. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Lots of meticulous work and expense to chase down many period-correct details. As with all replicas, one wonders why. Advertised in the catalog as no reserve, it was marked a no-sale at a paltry $35,000 bid. #58A - 1965 LAMBORGHINI 350GT Coupe. S/N 217. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 168 miles. 168 miles on odometer may indicate complete restoration. Car appeared to be outstanding cosmetically, with nice paint and interior. arm MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL pets are worn thin. Very good brightwork. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $73,000. Reportedly one of four Targas built out of 412 total. Former owners include automotive journalist Winston Goodfellow, who was responsible for the car 's recent restoration. Quite nice throughout. High bid a tad light, but close. #64A - fit and chrome all very good. Incorrect horn. Glovebox missing. Front lower metal shroud missing. Later-type Marelli fan motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $170,500. Car was for sale in California in early to mid-'90s, and had factory hard top. At best, this was a car that was restored by an excellent craftsman, who was unfamiliar with 275 GTS details. Price was in line with current market. #84 1971 ISO GRIFO SI' Targa. S/N GL120353. Fly yellow/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 88,134 miles. Unusual burl wood console - Late entry, no catalog claims or windshield sticker info. Estimated at $70,000 to $90,000. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. With some history, this Lambo might have brought a more reasonable bid, although $60,000 to $66,000 with buyer 's premium seems like a reasonable price for the car #106 - 1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Convert- ible. S/N 8353. Eng.# 8353. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 8,641 miles. Evidence of a complete frontend replacement. Spare tire carpet cover replaced by incorrect vinyl material. Paint, panel This month on www.SportsCarMarket.com Download the latest SCM gearhead custom screensavers For Subscribers Only! 10 Screensavers Now Available To get your complimentary SCM screensaver: 1) Go to www.sportscarmarketcom 2) Click on "Screensavers for SCM Subscribers" on the menu 3) Enter the password Gullwing 4) Download and enjoy the show 2002 Mercedes CL 55 Silver/Black 6,500 miles Just another way to thank you for being a part of the SCM gang.— KM & CB June, 2002 (4, 1969 Alfa Romeo IDuetto Red/Black Restored condition 2000 BMW M5 Carbon Black 15k miles 1999 Saab 9-3 Cony. Black/Black 30k miles 206.329.7070 - fax 206.329.7073 wwi N.ferrariofseattle.com 35 and dash. Nardi wood steering wheel. Air conditioning, Optimus AM/FM cassette. Later style Vitaloni mirror on driver's side. Plenty of small paint touch-ups. Interior shows well, but car- J6111 ra mannum ' 2),E FemOF SEATTLE 2001 360 Spider F 2000 360 Modena 1999 355 Fl Spidc 1999 355 Fl Berth 1995 355 Spiders 1991 348ts Silver) 1962 250 GTE Cow Red/Tan 400 Miles Fl Silver/Charcoal 1,100 miles !r Yellow/Black 7k miles ietta Titanium/Black 9k miles Verde Silverstone/Tan 9k miles 'Black 28k miles npletely restored Maser authorize = 0,Geuhcg Parts Acc essories. get close. Shiny paint with lots of overspray. Chrome good, wheels have minor rust. Door jamb trim incorrectly chromed. Chassis just a driver. Engine compartment clean and largely original. Small crack in windshield. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $98,000. An average car $20k probably wouldn? be enough to make this into a $120k Daytona. Price bid was enough to make it disappear #139 - Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AR1426222. Orange/black and gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 63,812 miles. Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, Britax seatbelts. Very nice paint with a possible touchup area in the right front. Excellent brightwork. Very nice but incorrect interior, complete and 1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. S/N 14239. Black/black. LHD. Odo: 49,328 miles. Attractive until you 1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL


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SCM MARKET REPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND, FL .....•••••••••••• AMERICAN holding up well. Owner proud of operational headlight covers. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Despite some issues with panel fit, this car has something rarely found in a Montreal: an ability to hold a magnet in every panel checked However given their limited following, the bid could have been taken without regrets. #80 - 1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Coupe. S/N 4988. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 56,484 miles. Full restoration claimed. No mention of engine work. No records or books. Panel fit good. Carpets don't fit, paint overspray on door panels and window chrome. Driver's seat worn, dash "mouse fur" not correct. Engine and chassis clean but not sparkling. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Either an amateur restoration or one done for auction. Most Dinos at 50k miles are ready for at least a top-end overhaul due to cam wear A car that raises many questions. Could be worth $60,000 if answers were available, and satisfying. #5 6 - 1 9 73 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA Coupe. SN 9332. Dark blue/tobacco. LHD. Odo: 64,248 miles. Ex-Nicolas Cage. Decent 11Mw ■ isangs . WNW 111  7:7 -011P Sta ,_ paint; good dash, instruments and headliner. Seats have minor tears. Engine and chassis clean, not overly detailed. Small defects on very good mags, decent tires. Overall an Espada that looks better than its 65k miles would suggest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,450. Sold toward the high end of most experts' expectations. Espadas are inherently flawed cars, but this one has been driven enough to be sorted out. PR mogul Joe Molina was all over this car until someone told him he couldn't trade press releases for it. #37 - 1976 FERRARI 365 GT4 2+2 Convertible. SN 17487. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 20,400 to be a new car with a few delivery miles (925, to be exact). No mention whether US or converted Euro car, nor legal status. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $195,800. If full US papers are in order this Diablo sold for market price. The next 10k miles will cost the new owner $50,000, though, which is still better than the $100,000 the first 1,000 miles cost, in depreciation. 36  $200,000 spent on professional restoration. Carried optional and scarce bar-mounted (instead offender-mounted) headlights. In splendid condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $49,500. A prime example of how to make a small fortune in classic cars: start with a large one. Sports Car Market version with all federal compliance stickers. Original factory racing seats. Condition indicates that it has spent much, if not all, its life in the benign climate of California. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $312,400. Just another almost-brand-new F40. How many less-than-1,000-mile F40s are out there? Bid was below the average asking price for low-mileage F40s, but right on the market to move one. #62 - 2001 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Coupe. S/N N/A. "Clockwork" orange/black leather. LHD. Odo: 925 miles. Nicolas Cage collection. 6-liter V12 engine puts out 550 hp. Electronically controlled all-wheel drive. Appears service himself, including new belts. Original, but not perfect. Early Ferrari silver paint was prone to cracking and this car shows cracking on fender tops. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. Bid to $42k, could have been sold without regret. What is originality worth? And since the paint is starting to go off on this car, after it gets its $7,500 respray, what becomes of the originality anyway? #52-1991 FERRARI F40 Coupe. SN 90279. Red/red cloth. LHD. Odo: 743 miles. US-spec tank, burners, jet three years ago; minimal miles since. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Steamers have a small but avid following and the steam collectors will step up and pay the price for the right car—which this one was. Possibly the only EX extant and, thanks to recent rule changes, it now eligible for the London-Brighton Run in England. #107 - miles. Straman conversion. Owner provided detail sheet showing top motor rebuild, not top end of motor as catalog stated. Paint nice, but details lacking. Door handles and emblems black powder coated. Interior wear gives pause to 20k-mile claim. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,550. Recent work may mean a couple of goodyears enjoying a cheap, open Ferrari, if mechanics are good Not for show or price appreciation, though. Also, no DOT/EPA papers present, and these carbed four-cams can be very difficult to smog. #34 1978 FERRARI 308 GTB Coupe. S/N 25021. Silver/blue. LHD. Odo: 12,360 miles. Current owner says previous owner did 15k - 1906 STANLEY EX Runabout. SN 101. Green/black leather. LHD. Older restoration still in very good order. 1986 AACA first, 1989 AACA Grand National winner. Clean underneath, excellent brass lamps, new boiler, fuel #137 - 1910 MAXWELL AB Roadster. SN N/A. Red and black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 111 miles. A well and correctly restored antique with all correct lamps. A few paint chips and a little honest wear from driving. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,100. Very good money for a little two-cylinder car Maxwells are popular on brass car tours and are reliable and attractive runners. #129 - 1927 PIERCE ARROW 801 Dual - Cowl Phaeton. SN N/A. Beige and black/light green leather. LHD. Odo: 73,648 miles. A handsome, dignified full Classic. Owner claims over


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• II. min mil  M MARKET EPORT: RM AUCTIONS, MELIA SLANDy #93-1929 PACKARD 640 CUSTOM EIGHT Roadster. S/N 178382. Maroon and black/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 45,689 miles. just a run-of-the-mill, brand-new, old-looking hot rod. Some thought the money was on the light side, but they probably want $75,000 for their Tupperware Cobras' as well. #41-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Coupe Roadster. S/N 901828. Cream/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 26,174 miles. Older restoration showing a desirability. Colors can always be changed The sooner the better, please! #89 Very well-restored and correct all around. Handsome color scheme. Ready for show or Classic CarAvaN. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,200. Sold for correct money and a good buy in the sense that it's a turn-key Classic the new owner can enjoy immediately. #105 1929 PACKARD 645 Sport Phaeton. S/N 169957. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 285 miles. Originally owned by President of Guatemala. Bullet hole in windshield frame from assassination attempt on the Prez (or bad aim by - Elvis?). Older restoration looks good and car was loaded with options like trunk and wind wings. Full CCCA Classic, of course. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Close, but no cigar. Maybe another $10,000 would get the job done. Where are all the Guatemalan car collectors when you need them? #103 1930 LA SALLE 340 Convertible. S/N 603050. Two-tone blue/maroon leather. - third at Pebble in '99, Amelia Award winner. Matching-numbers car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $671,000. Murphy convertibles are among the most attractive J-bergs ever built, and this one had tons of eye appeal, along with all the right credentials. $99,000 cheaper than the Murphy that sold at RM's Arizona Biltmore auction. #128 LHD. Odo: 27,829 miles. Well-preserved older restoration on a rare body style. Few paint touch-ups. Full CCCA Classic. Cond: 1 - - Victoria. Body by Waterhouse. SN 185458. Yellow, green and orange/orange leather. LHD. Odo: 44,590 miles. Hood fit slightly off, excellent door and panel fit. Even the dreadful color scheme and incorrect chromed wheels couldn't spoil the superb lines of the Waterhouse body. Bought in unrestored condition in 1955 for $400. Cond: 1 - June, 2002 1933 FORD ROADSTER Hot Rod. S/N 182144885. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 259 miles. Deuce coupe styling extended just another mile. All the usual suspects used for parts, - . SOLD AT $52,800. A relative bargain compared to the cost of restoring one from the get-go. #97 1930 PACKARD 745 Convertible . SOLD AT $242,000. Despite looking sleazy, the car was worth it in terms of rarity and including LT1 Corvette motor. All-fiberglass body by Rats Glass (gotta love it). Chassis built by Alloways Rod Shop. Goodguys Pro Pick Coolest Rod. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. This "1933" catalog special is well finished and hard to fault visually. However, its matched paint on hood. CCCA Senior award winner. Excellent door and panel fit. Quite a useable car as-is, if you're not a trophy hound. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. Very healthy price for a V8 Caddy; more like the kind of money a V12 would fetch. #74 1932 DUESENBERG J Convertible. Body by Murphy. S/N 2364. Eng.# J340. Deep red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 198 miles. Older restoration superbly maintained. AACA first in '93, - paint and chromework. Good fit and finish throughout. Outside door hinges show first signs of wear. Quite literally a baby Pierce Arrow Silver Arrow in styling. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,800. Impossibly small rear-seat leg room could have been the ergonomic prototype for '60s Italian 2+2s. A one-of-a-kind Studebaker; and a very nice piece of history. Expensive, but will be a savvy purchase with the passage of time. #71 1940 FORD DELUXE Convertible. S/N 185425262. Beige/red leather. LHD. As nice an example as you could ever find. Beautifully - 1931 CADILLAC V8 Phaeton. Body by Fleetwood. SN 31272. Eng.# 805180. Green and black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 647 miles. Older restoration beginning to show its age. Mis- - bit of age with a few paint chips. Excellent door and panel fit, correct accessory trunk. CCCA National First winner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $187,000. Selling price was right on the button for an open Twelve from what is arguably Packard's best year for classic styling. #136-1934 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER LAND CRUISER Sedan. S/N 1805371. Blue/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 371 miles. Seat belts added to very clean interior. Very nice and correctly restored, excellent door and panel fit, 1993 AACA National First winner. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $66,000. Top, top money, and worth it. Estimate was $32k to $40k Demonstrates the power of an auction to get top dollar if the mood of the crowd and the presentation are all in alignment. #69 - 1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- TRY Convertible. S/N 740. Light green/brown leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 86,409 miles. Older restoration still showing well with origi- 37


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  ARKET EPORT: RM AUCTIONS, AMELIA ISLAND I plenty of chips and some overspray. Chrome has scratches. Full tinted glass. No A/C. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $68,200. Announced on the block as an original car and not a put-together example; one of eight such Capris. My research turned up no information on these termite-pleasing ragtops, so I'll pass on the history angle. I ‘`wood" have passed on the car, too. #72 - nal wood sides. Wide whites, foglamps, full wheel covers add to the appearance of this eightcylinder cruiser. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $81,400. The difference between a #1 and #2 T&C is amply demonstrated here. At RM's Biltmore sale, the #1 Town & Countrys were cracking six figures. #99 - MAN" Convertible. S/N S5WA13360H. Creme yellow/white vinyl with tan suede inserts. LHD. Odo: 49,576 miles. Woodwork attached to body panels, not integral to car. Sharp corners give that "shop class" feel to the entire project. Sectioned wood steering wheel. Older paint has serve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $73,150. Wow! Two people wanted this car very badly to take it above the level of equivalent '56 T-Birds. #130 - vertible. SiN C5717582. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 15,064 miles. A very well-restored example. Mirrorlike paint finish marred by some trim flaws. Very good chrome, except for some of the smaller bits, which have fin- 1956 FORD CROWN VICTORIA Coupe. S/N M6FW105229. Green and cream/ green and cream fabric. LHD. Restored to better than new with NOS parts and carrying every factory option available in '56. Sold at no re- 1955 LINCOLN CAPRI "SPORTS.•••••••••••,•.% ish problems. Some evidence of corner cutting. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. Big, big money on a big, big automotive jukebox. Close inspection found flaws that a quick walk-by would miss. That can make a big difference at a show—but did not keep this car away from what must be a record price. #100 - 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- vertible. S/N N/A. Black/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 4,882 miles. Amazingly original T-Bird in time- 1957 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Con- warp condition. Had factory hard top, automatic. A stunning boulevard cruiser. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $64,900. Originality counts for a lot among collectors nowadays, and this car was as original as you could hope for Well bought.• Get Instant Auction Results With SCM GOLD! Sample SCM GOLD Database Page Sports Car Market Magazine The Complete Insiders Guide To Collecting SCM GOLD Benefits include: Collector Car Database - unlimited, password-protected access to the Internet-based SCM archives, searchable by marque, year, serial number, SCM ID number and price. Over 30,000 cars listed, many with photos, and thousands more scheduled to be added each month. Available ONLY through SCM GOLD! Hot News - frequent e-mail updates on significant happenings and breaking news in the collector car world, with auction results, last-minute consignments and first notice of desirable cars being brought to market. 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• • • • • • • • • CO•1111 MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (sr3 Bonhams Europe Geneva Motor Museum, Geneva, Switzerland March 11, 2002 Auctioneer: Simon Kidston Number of automotive lots: 45 Number of automotive lots sold: 30 Sale rate: 67% Sale total: $2,894,342 High: Lot #109, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder sold at $628,603, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 16% on the first $43,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T he catalog for Bonhams's now-annual Euro season opener was staged once again in the Auto Museum basement during the Geneva Motor Show next door. The sale was certainly well stocked with Spyders from the locally based "S Collection," which has been 30 years in the making. Despite being given star billing and a center-stage spot, though, "the Original" Ferrari 250 GT Nembo Spyder—a beautiful 1960 body on Borranis from the Modena workshop of Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonaciniran out of puff at an unacceptable $564,436. It was therefore left to an all-white 1959 250 GT California from a Swiss Ferrari specialist to achieve the $628,603 top price from a Brit buyer. A Geneva-based Ferrari investor paid $345,019 for a 1972 365 GTS/4A Daytona in black, and a 1968 330 GTS in the more traditional red cost $176,847. Fending off a very determined telephone bidder from the US, a Geneva-based Middle Eastern buyer in the front row carried off a superbly restored Pininfarina-bodied 1949 Bentley Mk VI "Cresta Continental" for $172,333. $69,349 was strong money, too, for a 1971 AC 428 ragtop, admittedly expensively restored. It was a good evening for postwar Mercs. A Swiss buyer paid $157,062 for a 1954 300SL Gullwing coupe, another bidder parted with $180,144 for a 1962 300SL roadster, and $157,062 of new money from Poland acquired a 1955 300S Cabriolet. New and dramatically lower valuations may have been established here for two major Jaguar and Ferrari Supercar models—with only $120,789 being accepted for a 172-kilometersfrom-new 1992 XJ220 and a two-owner 1986 Testarossa being knocked down for $35,149, which was lower than any price recently witnessed in public. June, 2002  brown. LHD. Odo: 85,934 kms. Very large and Teutonic with almost 500K-styled windshield pillars in generally good cosmetic order—though original steering wheel rim and interior woodwork in need of refurbishment. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $83,179. Despite being unique, this Kellner coachbuilt in left-hand-drive form also failed to sell at the RREC Rally weekend auction at Towcester last summer #128-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM H 40/50 Sedanca de Ville. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N 46MY. Black over garnet over black/black Establishing a Continental bridgehead in Geneva five years ago is clearly now paying dividends for Simon Kidston and team. Many more Swiss players were in evidence and, what's more, the locals were prepared to outbid the British, German and US competition and buy lots. "We were very happy with both the percentage sold and sale total that shows the market is fine for the right cars," said the President of Bonhams Europe, who also told SCMthat he was confident the Nembo would soon be going to a new Italian home.—R.H-E. ENGLISH #142-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM H 40/50HP All-Weather Tourer. Body by Alexis Kellner. S/N 226 AJS. Caramel over black/dark unmarked paint and silver painted wires from last mid-1990s makeover. Still original leather within, although dashboard is becoming ragged. Very original underhood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,284. This was one nice and as-yet-to-be-got-at 2/4, which deservedly made a tad more than the recent market norm. Mileage looked accurate from new. #117 - 1955 JAGUAR YCK 140MC Roadster. SN S811293. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 89,654 miles. Early ex-US car with SE package and years ago, then shipped to UK for $170,000 restoration by Wildae of Devon. Absolutely mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $172,333. In view of rarity and condition, it is hardly surprising that a bid just over the top estimate was forthcoming from a Geneva-domiciled Middle East collector; who outbid an American telephone contestant. #126 - 1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk I IT). Odo: 46,102 miles. Once owned by Christopher Casenove, of "Dynasty" fame. Thick, 2.6 Coupe. S/N LML651. Dark blue/light blue. RI - to front, brown to rear. RHD. Odo: 43,011 miles. Division. Acquired by Swiss vendor from Florida in 1972 when body-off restored. Paint, brightwork and leather all still excellent. Engine freshly overhauled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,327. A lovely example correctly valued by the auctioneers and the new Italian owner #130 - 1949 BENTLEY Mk VI CRESTA CONTINENTAL Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N B-476-DA. Brewster Green/beige with green piping. LHD. Odo: 61,218 lcms. Discovered in US in very distressed circumstances ten trim very crazed. Half timbers in need of some TLC. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,859. Crazy price was invested in a Minor woody that wasn't particularly nice. Maybe a case of "Let's buy somethingwhile we 're here. I couldn't get the California Spyder so I'll take home this little tidbit instead" 39 C-type head. Cosmetics last refreshed in 1991. Paint still glossy enough with both leading-edge door gaps consistent. Chrome, including wires, okay. Engine freshly overhauled. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,641. Mid-estimate result about right for this left-hooker in current EU market. Might have brought another $10,000 in the US, where the XK 120/140 market has been showing strength. #101 - 1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELLER Station Wagon. SN MAW3773418. Bordeaux/maroon. RHD. Odo: 97,422 miles. ExUK and Swiss car painted to current non-original color in 1988—now dull. Original front-sea


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAM.% GENEVA, SWITZERLAND #131-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SII Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4/368/L. Dubonnet red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 10,643 kms. Repainted at some time with sharp cosmetics and a nicely presented engine bay. Swiss-owner car in stunning condition, thanks to vendor-funded 2000 cosmetic/mechanical restoration by Unicip Automotive in UK. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $69,349. Super car in super condition, hence super price—$10,000 over estimate. #118 - 1973 JAGUAR XKE SIII V12 Con- vertible. S/N UD IS.21929. Olde English White/ black. LHD. Odo: 54,657 kms. A/C, chrome wire • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ,4-1111.1111ML  1 Ih f  110110  " '11117 ?Al Chrome wires. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $53,473. Bonhams and client were looking for at least $60,000. With plenty of recent service invoices on file, this car was worth it. #139 - 1961 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR Sedan. Body by H J Mulliner. SN BC1LBY. Midnight blue/cream. LHD. Odo: 22,486 kms. Automatic. First exercised in full service history from supplying Geneva dealer. Flat paint with many minor scratches. Grubby interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,433. Such fully charted and local history deserved this high-guide-price result. #105 - wheels. Very chipped trunk closing edge. Door edges chipped too. Tired interior original. Brakes overhauled in 2000. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,954. $30,000 or so being sought was unlikely for what was a below-average example. V12 prices have stayed soft, even while E-types and earlier ilCKs have soared. Maybe because they are just so nose-heavy and not Jim to drive. #141 - 1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Coupe. S/N V8NOL/12088. Oxblood/biscuit. LHD. Odo: 66,306 kms. A/C. Middle East spec Beverly Hills by film director Mervyn Le Roy. Although unrestored, plenty of chips and stars to paint. Driver's seat leather very dirty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,921. Even though the detail disappointed, the car 's genuine low mileage and originality boosted its performance under the hammer to $6,600 above the estimate. #143 - 1963 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 Mk IIA - Roadster. SN HBJ7L/21462. Cream over red/ dark red. LHD. Odo: 61,398 miles. Ex-US car, driven and completely unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $120,789. After $16,000 less than the lower estimate was accepted here, a new and much lower global valuation for this model may have been established. Or was this simply a bargain buy? #104 - 1996 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. SN SCF259TBL79011. British Racing Green/ beige with green piping. LHD. Odo: 13,948 kms. with desirable five-speed manual box. Only minor cracks to leather marred this well-presented car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $42,731. The lower estimate was paid, which was a correct valuation. This is a lot of car for the money, but not hugely desirable. #134 - 1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. SN V8/11891/LCAS. Light green metallic/beige with green piping. LHD. Odo: 25,639 kms. New where it was restored some time ago. Paint and brightwork okay. Interior original and sound. Good engine bay presentation with larger Mk III carbs fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,365. Slightly below retail price was paid for this reasonable example. Some Healey enthusiasts prefer the vinyl dash of the BJ7 to the more luxurious wood of the BJ8. #144 - Automatic. One lady owner. Low mileage. Still near perfect with only light wear to paint and trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,158. Lovely car correctly valued, will never be worth a penny more. Drive, enjoy and sell. #132 - by TWR. SN 052. British Racing Green metallic/beige. LHD. Odo: 172 Ictus. Seemingly hardly 1992 JAGUAR XJ220 Coupe. Body 1999 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL Sedanca Coupe. S/N SCBZZ23E9XCX650. Dark blue/parchment with blue piping. LHD. Odo: 6,419 kms. Automatic. Yet another one- 1971 AC 428 Convertible. Body by Frua. SN CFX-54. British Racing Green/tan. LHD. Odo: 45,235 kms. Automatic. Two- stainless steel exhaust system. Two owners, low mileage, all original and near mint—but an automatic. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $27,231. If bid, this price should have bought it. (These lessthan-handsome cars represent an era of Aston's history that is best forgotten. And soon will be, as more of these expensive-to-fix behemoths pass the point of reasonable repair—ED.) #103 - 1979 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE - Coupe. S/N CRX 30832. Green metallic/tan. LHD. Odo: 83,592 kms. One-owner car with 40 owner car with very low mileage. Mint and unmarked. Alloy foot pedals. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $154,478. If the $170,000 being sought for this very local car proved impossible Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • er•MI MARKET here, then a sale elsewhere at anywhere near this level must also be considered unlikely. GERMAN #127 1954 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - - Coupe. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 198.040.4500093. Silver/red. LHD. Odo: 60,166 miles. 93rd Gullwing built. Originally supplied worth the $180,000 minimum being sought. 507s had a little pop when the new Z8 was introduced but, now that Z8 prices are plummeting, 507s have left the flavor-of-the-month club. #116-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. Body by Sindelfmgen. SN 19804210 - 00304. Cream/black. LHD. Odo: 30,686 kms. ARKET REPORT: BONHAMS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND #109 1959 FERRARI 250 GT CALIFOR- - NIA Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1505GT. White/cream. LHD. Odo: 56,636 kms. Last repainted and retrimmed from 1988-89 by Bill Pond of San Diego. Still very sharp apart from minor chips to door edges. Rear cockpit lip curiously unfmished/trimmed, with exposed holes. Suspension and brakes behind polished Borranis all like new. Cond: 1 - to New York. Shipped from US to Switzerland in 1990, since when it has never been driven on the road. Very good paint. Split in rear fender on driver's side. Original interior. Complete set of undertrays included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $157,602. The minimum required was forthcoming from a local ex-Grullwing owner who paid $20,000 to $30,000 under recent auction valuations on this side of the pond. #114 - 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300S - Drophead Coupe. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 4500019. Black/cream. LHD. Odo: 83,903 kms. . SOLD AT $180,144. Mid-estimate valuation (slightly above recent prices for open-top 300SLs) by successful Portuguese bidder It really takes a much nicer car to bring $200,000 and more. 300SL buyers are very picky, as there are always plenty for sale. #133 Fifth from last "iron block" 300SL roadster with disc brakes all around. Major work undertaken at Stuttgart factory in 1986. Paint and brightwork poor. Crudely touched-in chips to driver's side front wheelarch lip. Interior original. Cond: 2 - 1969 PORSCHE 911T 2.2 Targa. S/N 9110112384. Tangerine orange/black. LHD. Odo: 122,746 kms. Original paint apparently - - . SOLD AT $628,603. Mid- estimate result, which is about right. GulfStates color combo not to everybody's taste. #123 1960 FERRARI 250 GT NEMBO Spyder. Body by Neri & Bonacini. S/N 1777GT. Red/magnolia. LHD. Odo: 21,815 miles. Displayed by Mike Schudroff in Manhattan showroom, 1978-87. Very good cosmetics apart from Exotic Car Transport Two-owner car largely unrestored. Paint glossy, apart from chips around trunk lid. Retrim and top fabric both fresh. Engine bay presentation good. Full set of matching fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $157,062. Mid-estimate price was paid by a Polish buyer Decent value for one of the great Mercedes of the '50s, and one that requires a more sophisticated collector than someone looking for a Gullwing. #113 1959 BMW 507 Roadster. S/N 70214. White/red with cream piping. LHD. Odo: 87,458 lcms. Hard top. Still largely original two-owner - free of rust. Interior original and sound, too. Fuchs alloys dull. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,677. Virtually a retail result for a 2.2 Targa. These early, small-bumper cars, when in decent condition, can really get bidders going. There's no substitute for originality. ITALIAN 1929 LANCIA DILANIBDA Sedan. S/N 29164. Two-tone blue/dark bluish green. RHD. Odo: 6,677 kms. Paint claimed to be #137 - .  ORLANDO FLORIDA _Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! t.g etoog att,„ .. 1-800-76 example of one of the 252 507s made with period-correct Becker radio. Repainted at some time with several minor scuffs. Ripply metal around headlamp on passenger side. Original interior intact, including sun visors. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $166,360. Really now in need of a total cosmetic makeover and certainly not June, 2002 unrestored with various minor marks. Delightfully untouched interior with original roller blind to rear window and steady-straps for rear passengers still intact. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $41,590. In its day, capable of a sprightly 85 mph. 73 years later, there were no takers at the $48,000 required. - "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 41


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r ARKET EPORT: BONHAMS GENEVA SWITZERLAND • • • • • • • • • some chips to windshield top, where top affixes, and minor marks to widened and polished Borranis. Bank of six Webers. Replacement block declared. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $564,436. This crafted one-off from a 250 GT PF Cabriolet donor was much viewed—but in your face (literally!) windshield pillar stopped the bidding. Or was it the $600,000 reserve that deterred suitors? Sold by Christie 's UK in May of '84 for $280,618. (SCM ID# 16492.) #119 1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 7269. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 86,000 lcms. Uprated to longnose bodywork at some time. Older repaint with badly - to have been authentic total mileage and recent Rallye des Alpes exercise contributed to the winning bid, which was $28,000 over the guide price. Smart buyers will pay a premium for a car that is fully run-in. #136 - 1969 LAMEORGHINI MIURA P400S Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 3814. Orange/ black. LHD. Odo: 61,625 kms. Older repaint would indicate that all was well mechanically, nobody was willing to spend more here. And, in fact, this was plenty ofmoney for a big Fiat with a hugely expensive-to-maintain Ferrari engine. #120 - 1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4A DAYTONA Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 15239. Black/magnolia with black bars. LHD. Odo: 5,858 miles. Repainted from Azzurro blue finished door shuts. Rear bumper chrome poor. Interior still original with correct luggage-retaining straps in back. Driver's side carpet scruffy. Owner declared gear selection fault. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $127,147. Although largely original, really not vely nice and, at lower end of price guide, valued accordingly. Sold by Bonhams at Gstaad in December 2001, for $152,189 (SCM ID# 24247). I'm curious to know what the story is here. #121-1966 MASERATI MISTRAL Spider. Body by Frua. SNAM109SA1*643. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 44,381 kms. Borranis. Supplied new . SOLD AT $59,519. This was a fantastic example of a Miura in possibly the most desirable color Really well-sorted mechanics and electrics. Correctly valued near the top end of the guide price band. Not sold at $62,586, Christie 's UK, October '99. (SCM# 13169.) #115 good apart from slightly rusty pointy bits on door tops. Interior slightly drab but all original. Well presented with front and back panels lifted. Show-finished brakes and suspension following a $29,000 makeover by Colin Clark in UK. Cond: 1 - - 1971 MASERATI GHIBLI SS Spi- der. Body by Ghia. SN AM115/49 2259. Bordeaux/beige with bordeaux inserts. LHD. Odo: 84,299 kms. Hard top. Many minor chips to in 1997, and very shiny, too, with only some minor stone chips. Interior all original, apart from dash top retrim. Fresh engine rebuild. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $345,019. Swiss buyer had to pay near the top guide price to outbid other local contestants. Daytona Spyders have been fairly constant in the $350,000 to $450,000 price range, value totally dependent upon condition. Too bad about the color change to common black. #107 1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO targa. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 07396. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 8,472 kms. Low mileage and - to New York. Rather dull and poorly presented. Ripply under paint on passenger side. Still with original Lucas fuel injection. Nice Becker Europa radio. Cond: 2 - . SOLD AT $46,866. Made low- estimate money, which was about right. These are very stylish cars, fyou like the smiling guppy look, but are hampered by their archaic, longstroke, straight-six engines. #122 1968 FERRARI 330 GTS Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 11011. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 40,142 miles. Borranis. Supplied 11 42  - r11111101100  .. new to Nevada, Swiss-owned since 1988. Formerly silver gray and well repainted at some time. Brightwork good. Torn passenger seat squab. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $176,847. Likely Mak t„,11 motor with ZF box fitted. Paint okay-ish. Alloy wheel finish poor. Splits to driver's seat squab. Cond: 2 - f■• , non-original paint. New two-tone retrim in much better nick. Finish on Borrani wheels disappointed, but top fabric and mechanism under flap excellent. Cond: 2 - . SOLD AT $80,202. In ultimate SS Spider spec, this was Maser's answer to the Ferrari Daytona. $71,297 was reached during the auction; the deal was finalized post-block. A bargain, really, in terms of style and performance. On the money in terms of the market, though. #106 1971 FIAT DINO 2.4 Spider. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 135 BS 001 429. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 94,186 miles. More desirable larger - unrestored, but chips to engine cover and left rear wheelarch. Driver's door fit much too tight. Huge gap between A-pillar and passenger's door. Reportedly drives well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,798. Despite varying door shut and fit, as well as a below-acceptable retail presentation, the buyer was amazingly happy to get this Dino near the mid-estimate. To my mind, this was generous, given the visible flaws and what they might represent. #108A - 1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFAA17B0000665. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 40,133 kms. Replacement lot from Genevabased Jean Pierre Slavia Collection. Two owners, authentic mileage. All original with very . NOT SOLD AT $36,920. Despite regular appearances in south of France, which Auction Reports continued on page 64 Sports Car Market


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Be a Part of the Inaugural Sports Car Market Magazine PASSPORT RM MONTERY INSIDER'S SEMINAR Presented by FINANCIAL. SERVICES Premier  RM AUCTIONS INC. USAPPRAISAL AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL An Inside Look at the RM Monterey Auction Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and the experts from the SCMstaff invite you to join them for an information-packed three-hour seminar, held in the midst of the market-setting RM Monterey Sports Car Auction. Participants will be part of an exclusive, intimate group that will participate in noholds-barred discussions of the collector car market as well as hands-on examinations of cars that are going to be crossing the block. This inaugural seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Saturday, August 17, 2002. 10 Tips to a Good Buy; 10 Mistakes to Avoid SCMPublisher Martin will give a new 45-minute presentation at the DoubleTree Hotel, Ten Ways to Get a Good Buy at Auction; the Ten Most Common Mistakes to Avokl The Field Walk Then, participants will divide into small groups to examine cars that will be crossing the block. SCMexperts will explain how to evaluate paint and body work. How to decide how Price Guide values relate to auction prices. What kind of services the auction company will provide to help understand a car. How to decide how much to bid. Participants will then return to the meeting hall for a final wrap-up. Register Today Space is strictly limited and we expect this inaugural event to sell out quickly. Cost, per person, for the seminar, field walk and unlimited personal consultations with the SCMstaff is just $175, $300 for two for SCMsubscribers. (Non-subscribers, $225/$400.) Don't be left out. Send in the form below today with your payment to secure your space. For more information, contact Kristen Hall-Geisler at 503/ 261-0555 ext. 208, e-mail service@sportscarmarket.corn. We see you there. SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE—August 1, 2002 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. Don't be left out!) Name (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address  City  State  Day Phone  Fax  Zip  Eve. Phone  E-mail Payment in Full Required Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market (or) 1J Charge my VISA/MC Total Amount $  Card #  Signature  Send this form to SCM RM Insider's Tour, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503/253-2234; Phone 503/261-0555x208; e-mail: service@sportscarmarket.com (Payment refundable if cancelled by August I, 2002) Exp. Date  • And Much, Much More... ' 14 • The Field Walk: Experts Help You Inspect Cars 71111111M..._  • Unlimited Consultation 4111P' .4 with the SCM Professionals • Secrets of Successful Collectin g "Learn How the Pros Spot the Good Cars and Know Exactly What to Pay." The Inaugural Sports Car Market Insider's Seminar at RM Monterey August 17, 2002 II al nrri or • Seminar: 10 Secrets of Bu y ing Rig ht ; 10 Mistakes to Avoid by Keith Martin


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1930 6C 1750 Convertible Coupe Chassis number: 6C861336 T he Castagna-bodied 6C 1750 Alfa shown here is a triple masterpiece: its magnificent Vittorio Jano-designed engine, Alfa Romeo' s superb chassis, and the beautifully constructed and subtly detailed Castagna body. In addition, it has been fastidiously restored in Australia by marque specialists Double J. Vittorio Jano put the P2 GP project behind him and turned his talent and creativity to Alfa Romeo's commercial products, still derived from Giuseppe Merosi's designs of the teens. Jano took advantage of the carte blanche assignment given him by Alfa Romeo and, for 1927, created a new engine from scratch, an engine of great potential and adaptability. Conceived and developed to accept both single and dual overhead-camshaft cylinder heads, Jano's original 1.5-liter six-cylinder expanded slightly to 1.752 liters in 1929 and was designated 6C 1750. It would take three forms, from supercharged twin-cam racing versions that demonstrated their prowess in race after race to reliable, naturally aspirated twinor single-cam sporting models, touring cars and sedans. During a period of rapid evolution in performance automobiles at Alfa Romeo and others, the eight-year production life ofJano's six-cylinder cars is remarkable and offers ample evidence of the design's quality, a pedigree that attached to all of Jano's 6C series engines. The chassis into which Jano's little masterpiece was placed was itself a model of Alfa's mastery of contemporary technique. Renowned to this day for their delicate handling, responsiveness to driver input and roadholding, the Alfa 6C 1750 chassis was at once refined and exuberant. The competence of the chassis in diverse and demanding conditions is illustrated by its four victories in the Mille Miglia, a race that demanded much of its drivers and rewarded automobiles with stability and predictability. Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up  Years produced  Original list price  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Valley. Carefully maintained since, it is still in show-quality condition and is ready to use and enjoy whether in shows and concours, or in the many vintage tours for which it is eligible. 652 (4th and 5th Series) $75,000-$90,000 $400 1929-32 Intake side of block While Zagato and Touring turned out lightweight competition and sports models on Alfa's six-cylinder chassis, it was Castagna that delivered the elegant yet sporting coachwork favored by many Alfa buyers of the time. Castagna had been in existence for nearly a century in 1930, and was noted for the exceptional quality of its coachwork and its meticulous attention to detail in design and execution. Elegant, comfortable and practical, without being stodgy, Castagna's coachwork was the mark of a discerning owner who appreciated both style and function. Alternatives  Web site  The 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Castagna Convertible Coupe shown here was imported into Australia in the late 1980s in unrestored condition, where it was restored for a noted European collector, then living in Australia. It gained many awards in Australian concours before coming to the US, where it was proudly displayed at the 1997 Concorso Italiano in Carmel Vintage Sports Car Club (Britain), Alfa Section, Angela Cherrett, 121 Russell Road, Newbury, Berks RG14 5JX, England www.aroc-usa.org SCMInvestment Grade  (Note: engine and chassis numbers match, and are found throughout the chassis, including the steering box) Bugatti Types 38, 40 or 43; SS Jaguar B- Its a pleasure to see restored 6C 1750 Alfas that do not carry Zagato bodies, or recent facsimiles thereof A Castagna-bodied Alfa in its original configuration is now very rare. There's a reason for this: heavy Castagna 1750 convertibles were considered worthless by enthusiasts in the '50s and '60s, especially fnot supercharged. These cars were completely vulnerable to the dismantler in an era when you could buy supercharged Alfas for less than $3,000. Over the years, the most common fate of Castagna (and James Young) convertibles was to be parted out as a source of spares by owners of supercharged, Zagato-bodied 1750s, and it 's really a wonder that any of them survived that era. I once owned thefront halfofjust such a sacrificial convertible, and finally sold the front frame section to designer Dick Teague for his own 1750 Zagato. In point of fact, the huge gap in value between sporty and staid still applies. This car sold for $82,500, including buyer 's premium, at the RM Phoenix sale on January 18, 2002. At the same auction, a 1750 supercharged Zagato, also restored to a high level, was bid up to $319,000 and went unsold. Even today, the less sporting cars may be in danger of being sacrificed into oblivion by well-heeled owners of old Alfas in need of parts. approx. $15,000 Engine bulkhead This particular car has recently had two very different valuations by the market. It was declared sold for $162,000, including premium, at the 2000 Brooks Amelia Island auction, a price that we considered quite high, given the double curse of great weight and little power Then, at the RM Biltmore sale, the car sold for just half that amount, at $82,500. The second sale was somewhat of a bargain, but probably more in line with current values than the first sale. In any event, for those Alfisti who will never be able to afford a supercharged Jano Alfa, an unsupercharged one with non-sporting bodywork may be a happy compromise. The buyer got a sterling piece of late 1920s engineering, and a slow-speed tourer of satisffing reliability and charm.—Pat Braden (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note Brooks USA, Amelia Island, FL, March 10, 2000 Sold at $162.000 SCM ID# 1419 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Lot #306, S/N 6C861336 (same car) Condition: 1- Brooks UK, Hendon, England, April 26, 2002 Sold at $105.300 SCM ID# 9940 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Lot #720, S/N 6C412061 Condition: 2


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Offerte e Richieste di Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 1955 1900, Pininfarina coupe, one of 100 made and 20 known to exist, wire wheels with knock-offs, needs light restoration. $25,000 obo. 630-878-2200. IL 1956 1900 SS, Aluminum Ghia body, one of only 6 produced, all are different, so this car is unique, red with black interior, ZF 5-speed gearbox, used Monte Carlo Challenge Rally in 1993, good for CA Mille or similar. $95,000. 954-463-3524. FL 1960 GIULIETTA SPRINT, Coupe, 1300cc, needs floors, body straight, would be good vintage race car or restoration. $3,000 obo. Scuderia Silvestri, 772-2875306, 772-349-5073. FL 1963 GIULIA SPIDER 1600, Red/black, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration from bare metal, many major Concours wins. $25,000. Josh, 973-334-3360. NJ 1963 SPRINT, Coupe, strong 1600 engine, drivetrain, brakes, extra wheels, tires, 5speed, straight, needs repaint, rust free, new seats. $7,000. 703-534-5015. VA 1964 GIULIA SPRINT GT, White/black interior, Cromodoras, P6s, twin Webers, 3rd owner, 53,000 km, originally owned by lady physician in Padua, Italy, brought stateside in late '80s, never hit, nice older repaint holding up well. $8,900 obo. 312-201-1171 day. 2622497644 eve. IL 1964 TZ1, chassis #750096 with matching engine #00099, delivered new to France, lovely original condition, very correct and unmolested. $195,000. Garry Roberts, 949650-2690. CA 1965 GTA 1600 STRADALE, Twin plug, Campys, 100% correct unmolested original, from well-known collection. $60,000. Judge Parker, 804-360-8570. VA 1966 2600 SPIDER, red/black, 68,000 miles, #932, includes hard top. $27,500. 914637-8800. NY 1969 1750 GTV, European car with original Webers and deluxe interior, engine and drivetrain/brakes restored in 1977, car has been in storage from 1979 thru current, complete and can be driven home. $8,000. 207882-5033. ME 1971 SPIDER, 1750 FL, red/black, drives well. $4,000. 360-378-3013. WA 1974 SPIDER, restored, rust-free southern CA car. $8,300. 858-695-3882. CA 1976 SPIDER, silver with dark blue interior, & blue top, excellent restoration $6,900. 631-218-1300. NY 6, Silver/black, mechanicals, new Sperry IV heads, 164S cams, straight exhaust, 100K body, solid TX car, new paint, Kenwood CD, Alpine amp, heated garage, no winters. $7,000. Tom, 847-409-0096. IL 1984 GTVMarket Reports 1965 GIULIA SPIDER, white, black interior, complete and original, new dash, interior, recent engine and trans rebuild, reg as 1966. E-mail for photos, details: rtoms@cogeco.ca $12,500. 1974 SPIDER, very original, no rust, silver, tan, 50K miles, canvas top, Campy wheels, covered headlamps, passed emissions. $7,200. 773-404-2786. IL• The Auction, Las Vegas, NV Bonhams, RAF, London eBay/Kruse, Spring Auburn, IN Mecum, Del Mar, CA Mid America, Maplewood, MN ...and more! Profiled 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO 1947 Bugatti 73C 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible 1973 Porsche 911 RS/RSR Factory Lightweight 1932 Stutz SV-16 Next month in SCM: The Maserati: Alfa Romeo: 1900 Sprint 2nd Series 1900 SS Touring 2"' & 3rd Series Giulietta/GiuliaSprint All Series Giulietta/Giulia SS Giulietta 1300 & Guilia 1600 Spider 2000/2600 Touring Spider Giulia Super 1750-2000 Berlina Giulia Sprint GT, GTV Duetto Round Tail Spider Kamm-Tail Spider Montreal Alfetta GTV 2000 - GTV6 2500 TZ-1 & TZ-2 2600 Sprint Zagato 3500 GT Touring 3500 GTI Touring 3500 Vignale Spider Ghibli Coupe/Spider Indy Mexico Mistral Coupe Quattroporte Series III Sebring 1 & 2 Apollo Iso Grifo iat 600 Multipla Detomaso Pantera mborghini Miura meccanica Italia Re-Originals June, 2002  Ferrari: 250 Cabriolet Series 2 250 SWB California Spider 250 LWB California Spider 250 GTE 275 GTB/2 & GTB/4 330/365 GTC & GTS 365 GTB/4 Daytona Dino 206 GT - 246 GT - 246 GTS 308 GTB/GTS & GTBi/GTSi & 4 Valve 365 and 512 Boxer Porsche: 356 Pre-A 356 A 356 B Speedster Convertable D/Roadster 13601 FM 529 Suite I Houston, TX 77041 Phone 713-849-2400 Fax 713-849-2401 45 World Standard! "Sicurvetro" Brand for European Cars


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Reviews Two copies of books, Classic Honda Motorcycles Illustrated Buyer's Guide Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: Size: Price: Rating: Bill Silver MI31 Publishing 800/826-6600 www.motorbooks.corn 71/2 x 9 inches. Paperback, 160 pages. $17.95 Bike shoppers **** Casual enthusiasts ** At last, a detailed guide to purchasing an older Honda motorcycle. Bill Silver's book is thoughtfully divided into chapters based on the bike's engine. For example, one chapter takes street singles, another small twins, bigger twins, transverse four-cylinders, V-twins, V-fours, etc. The variety of engines reminds the reader of the many paths Honda has taken to the heart, or seat, of the American buyer. ( The first chapter is an excellent introduction, explaining the availability of parts and literature for old Hondas, and how to identify the year and model of a particular bike from its serial number. This is the kind of information that a potential buyer with a wad of cash to spend needs to have before scanning the classified ads. Much of the space, reasonably enough, is devoted to the Hawks, Super Hawks and Dreams of the early and mid-'60s, which are popular with collectors. Also featured are the high-pipe Scramblers, the CB450 "Black Bomber" and the company's first four-cylinder, the visionary CB750 of 1969. It is the details that make Silver's book a success. For example, he explains how, in 1977, Honda moved the CB400F footpegs forward and put on higher handlebars with different cables, switches and brake hose, making it less desirable than the earlier 1975-76 models. Other specifics abound. For instance, the 1979, first-year six-cylinder CBX bikes were fitted with undersized, slender front forks that had to be beefed up by the factory in 1981-82. And the vacuum-operated fuel petcocks on the '80 CBX could cause starting problems. Dirt bikes and road racers get their space here, too, making this book a one-stop resource, with over 150 black-and-white photos. Hondas of the last ten years receive scant coverage but then, this is a book about classic motorcycles, and not late-model used ones. Highly recommended for those pursuing a two-wheeled Honda.—Bill Neill 46 videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Ratings: 7.;.1:k*I'ir* is Best. Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: Size: Price: Rating: Original Alfa Romeo Spider Chris Rees MBI Publishing 800/826-6600 www.motorbooks.corn 8Y4x 111/2 inches. Hardbound, 128 pages. $34.95 Alfa enthusiasts ***** Casual enthusiasts ** ORIGINAL ALFA ROMEO SPIDER t •I ,t , -109 Standard Catalog of Mustang: 1964-2001 Author: Publisher: Phone: Size: Price: Rating: Brad Bowling Krause Publishing 800/258-0929 11 x 8%2 inches. Paperback, 256 pages. $24.95 Pony car buffs ***** Mopar/bowtie diehards * In typical Standard Catalog style, Krause's latest offering, the Standard Catalog of Mustang: 1964-2001, does an excellent job of introducing and exploring the development of Ford's best-selling car—the Mustang. It also fills a much-needed role in the Mustang enthusiast's resource collection. tn; Chris Rees Phor,eriphv F.A. e This is one of a series of marque books, all of which include "Original" in their titles. Original Alfa Romeo Spider is not about the first Alfa Spider (that would be, presumably, a 1910 model). "Original" in this case refers exclusively to the Duetto, and no book better documents the subtle changes made over the production history of the model. This is a work that, a decade or so hence, will be highly treasured as the authoritative guide to the Duetto's originality, thanks to a multitude of close-up photographs and Rees's ultimately detailed descriptions. Especially for Alfa scholars, this is an important book. Casual browsers may marvel how an author can spend 128 pages describing a run of cars that all look more or less alike and share the same basic drivetrain, as the Duetto had one of the longest production runs of any model car (from 1966 to 1995 in all guises). Its longevity, however, is not due to its popularity so much as Alfa's inability to afford a new body style, and that explains why the most significant change made over the model's life was to shorten its trunk. The author clearly knows what's important: tables of serial number ranges will be appreciated by those who need to determine the actual production date of their Spider, and the many close-up pictures of fragile (and rare) decals may be worth the price of the book alone. There is no shortage of books on Alfa Romeo, or even on the Alfa Spider. Rees manages to chronicle the model more neatly and coherently than his competitors. It's an easy read, and has, thanks to James Mann's great photography, a most attractive look.—Pat Braden Chronologically organized, each model receives a descriptive introduction that details visual and performance alterations from the previous year's offering. Data plates are decoded, engine specs are outlined, and an options list (with original prices) accompanies a production chart. Pictures round out the chapters, showing the interior, exterior and engine bay, as well as shots of other unique features of each model. Three pages of pricing information for six different conditions of Mustang close the book. standard catalog ot P/1-1.T,7711AINT 1964-2001 -411. Bowling also includes year-by-year breakdowns of SVTs, Shelbys and Saleens. These chapters yield a surprising amount of information, much of which isn't available in print elsewhere, in a short space, making it useful as a deskside companion. Don't expect a balanced discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of Mustang from this book. As with most marque-specific publications, "everything is wonderful with every Mustang" is the reigning perspective. Otherwise, Standard Catalog's latest is valuable to anyone who wants to research, buy or simply learn about Ford's landmark pony car. No other title comes to mind that packs as much relevant information into such a useable format.—Brian Rabold Sports Car Market


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1972 Maserati Boomerang Chassis number: 081 iugiaro's Maserati Boomerang was first displayed as a non-functional model at the Turin motor show in 1971. By the Geneva show in March, 1972, it had been transformed into a fully operational vehicle. The mechanicals were borrowed from the Maserati Bora. With its 4.7-liter V8 engine developing 310 horsepower, the Boomerang was good for an indicated top speed of 185 miles per hour. One journalist observed it looked as though it was doing 100 miles per hour standing still. The car was shown at the Paris, London and Barcelona motor shows and was unanimously praised for its audacity. G After the Barcelona show in 1974, the Boomerang remained in Spain and was eventually sold to a cabaret owner in Benidorm. The present owner discovered it there during a holiday trip in 1980 and could not resist buying it. He had seen the car eight years earlier and was only able to purchase a model of it. After a careful restoration, it reappeared for the first time in the 1990 Bagatelle Concours in Paris, where Giorgetto Giugiaro was a judge and proudly hand-signed the rear panel. Since then, the Boomerang has been invited to all major events in the world, including Pebble Beach, and has deservedly won numerous awards. The Boomerang's unforgettable wedge-shaped body was the inspiration for some small-series Maseratis, for the Lotus Esprit—which nearly 30 years after its launch is still being produced—and significantly for the hugely popular Golf 1 that was marketed in 1974. It is extremely rare that a one-off masterpiece such as this, a fully engineered work of art with its unique pedigree, reaches the market. Following the Cisitalia in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Lotus in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Boomerang is worthy of a place in a museum; it would certainly enhance any collection in the world. Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  The German TOV legalized the Boomerang (under one condition: that turn indicators had to have yellow bulbs) and the car is duly road-registered. Though road use is not its primary vocation, it is comforting to know that the car drives very well. Its engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and steering all work as they should. It does show some traces of use but presents very well and still is in excellent condition. It comes with the original fitted luggage and also with the collection of models, magazines, books and trophies won at various events. Web site  SCM Investment Grade  On side of engine block Maserati Owner's Club, P.O. Box 8402, Long Beach, CA 90808; Maserati Club International, Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 course, than the combined price of a new Lamborghini Murcielago ($273,000) and an Aston Martin Vanquish ($228,000). And which do you think will be worth more in five years, these or the Boomerang? Second, and on the other hand, the Boomerang can be evaluated as an important cultural artifact, like the Cisitalia at MOMA or, even, Michaelangelo 's David. Aside from auctioneers, most people avoid attaching dollar values to works of art because money is not the point. As an example ofGiugiaro's genius and a genre ofhyperangular, hyperpeiformance cars, the Boomerang, then, is a priceless piece of art. It extended a theme seen in the 1968 Bizzarrini Manta, the 1969 Alfa Romeo Iguana and Giugiaro 's own 1970 Tapiro. A similar treatment is seen in the 1971 Alfa Romeo Caimano. Geometric designs following the Boomerang include the Maserati Merak, Lotus Esprit, and a 1974 prototype for the Hyundai Pony (don't be too hard on Giorgetto as even artists have to make a buck now and then). 1972 1 N/A approx. $1,500 $200 On rear bulkhead mocna.maserati-rc.org , www.maseratinet.com A In practical terms, apart from value, this car could prove a challenge to maintain. Nothing is stock, especially the windshield and body panels. The body that was not originally designed "as a fully operational vehicle" now carries a 310-horse- This car sold for $627,923, including buyer's premium, at Christie 's Retromobile sale in Paris, France, on February 12, 2002. That, for the moment at least, is what it's worth, whether based on practical or artistic considerations. That benchmark value will probably be bettered at the car 's next sale, since the Boomerang's value as an artistic object is likely to increase with time. There are two approaches to fixing the value of the Boomerang. First, as a practical, functioning vehicle it is certain to appeal to those who express themselves through their possessions. Personal icons are worth whatever the market will bear: $628k is not a significant amount for someone who can afford $1.4m for a McLaren Fl or $8m for a Ferrari 250 GTO. In fact, $628k is barely pocket change more, in relative terms of A  Mecum, Crystal Lake, IL, November 3, 2000 Sold at $346,500 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Harley Earl Concept Convertible Lot #124, SIN 308675114012 Condition: 3 power engine that endows the car with the potential to reach 185 miles per hour The auctioneer's assertion that "all components work as they should" is not ultimately reassuring. Hopefully at some point, important real-world considerations such as aerodynamic lift, directional stability, brake capacity, engine cooling and basic ergonomics were all taken into consideration (without significant compromise) during the conversion of the show car to a functional road machine. The new owner would be prudent to verb' that things like the wipers and defroster actually function before setting out on a jaunt. But not toft-et too much: as the auction copy suggests, this is not a car that is likely to be driven often. Nor is the buyer likely to be deterred by practical engineering issues as for a price, anything can be fabricated. Like any piece of art, this car is what it is. And in this case, that is an irreplaceable, significant expression ofthe talent ofone ofthe seminal designers ofour time. Considering that, $628k really doesn't seem like very much, does it?—Pat Braden (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note RM, Monterey, CA, August 18, 2000 Sold at ,t275 000 1939 Lincoln Zephyr "Scrape" Lot #430, S/N JS23R0B212809 Condition: 1 SCM ID# 10273


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Etceterini & Friends Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. ASA 1966 coupe, red with tan interior, frame-off restoration, 1000-cc 4-cyl Ferrari motor, knock-offs. $24,000 obo. 6308782200. IL DATSUN 1971 240Z, burnt orange, last car built in factory, Nissan's restoration program, professional ground-up restoration, thousands of new parts, can't be done today, in storage. $27,500 obo. 562-433-8389. CA DELOREAN 12, original owner, all factory original equipment, a/t, 21,000 original miles, flawless condition, bought and maintained as an investment. $19,000 obo. 714990-1979, 714-578-5583. CA 1981 DMCDETOMASO 1969 MANGUSTA, burgundy, black interior, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration on 19,000-mile car by Collector's Choice, many major concours wins. $45,000. Josh, 973-334-3360. NJ 1971 PANTERA, serial #1689, 39,000 original miles, yellow with black interior, must see to appreciate, excellent condition. $29,500 obo. 248-673-2535. MI FIAT 1967 DINO, good condition, rebuilt engine, transmission, suspension, brakes. New water pump, alternator, exhaust, tires, Konis, MSD ignition, Sony 6-CD, much more. $22,500. James, 206-232-3059 day, 206230-0207 eve. WA INTERIVIECCANICA 1969 ITALIA cony, new pro metalwork, runs and drives, 98% complete, some extra NOS parts, needs finishing. $15,000. Jim, 973-423-1771. NJ 1970 MURENA, burgundy/black, 429, auto, extremely rare car, one of only 14 ever made, in excellent condition. $30,000. 850350-1140. 860-350-1148. CT ISO 1969 MIA, rare 4-dr body by Ghia, Corvette 350-350 hp with 4-spd and air conditioning, beautifully restored car, silver with red leather, low mileage. $23,500. Dr. Zieger, 310-275-8156. CA 1973 LELE, fast, comfortable, and reliable Bertone-bodied grand tourer, factory fitted Ford 351 Cleveland motor, auto, full power, 43,882 miles, excellent throughout. $17,900 obo. 954-522-9900. FL 1LAMBORGHINI 1965 350 GT, original and correct, older restoration, runs extremely well, best offer. 805-969-5819. CA 1967 MIURA, red/beige, rare Targa top, S and SV upgrades by Bob Wallace, all records, low mileage, stunning acceleration. $95,000 obo. 410-268-5033. MD 1971 ESPADA, 20,000 miles, no rust, Miura wheels, tools, beautiful car in green metallic, complete history. $24,900. 860-455-9030. Cr 1971 MIURA S, #4808, silver, 1980 www.maseratinet.corn ■-• MASERATI tin  •NTERNA.• Of 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  48 trim  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 0'  ON 00 NO 0. 0 0 Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  borghini www.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.corn Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. WA Geneva Motor Show car, iota. $150,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 1972 ESPADA SERIES II, red/black, factory a/c, 5-speed, 33,539 miles, one owner since 1976. $19,500. 954-522-9900. FL 1973 ESPADA SERIES III, Luci Di Bosco with green leather, 18,273 miles, five-speed, original condition, serviced and ready to go. 527,000. 860-350-1140. CT 1976 URRACO P300, 32,000 miles, outstanding condition, new tires, exhaust, tune, some documentation, all manuals. $29,900 USD. 519-648-2885. CANADA ON LANCIA 1953 B53, Berlinetta, 1-off by Balboa, rhd, twin carb Nardi manifold, mechanically redone, needs paint, all vintage-event eligible. 323-656-7483. Fax 323-654-8788. CA MASERATI 1973 INDY, rare, 4.9L, needs cosmetics. $5,600 obo. 714-538-0836. CA NISSAN 1996300ZX, convertible. Red with black leather/suede interior. 27K miles. Car is like new with no damage and a fac- tory warranty. Totally excellent. 5speed auto trans. $20,600. Pete, 949-4899727. CA RENAULT 1967 ALPINE 110, red, 1400-cc, R5 engine, crossflow w/Weber, 5-speed, featured in Sports Car International, 1/94, concours quality. $60,000. 231-588-2120. MI VOLVO 1968 P1800S, CA car, stored inside for 20 years, no rust, straight body, 4-spd overdrive, originally red exterior, now white, black interior, unrestored, B20 engine, many spares: 2 engines (1 with 5K), several transmissions, carbs, doors, wheels. $4,000 obo. 608-233-2516. WI 1972 1800ES, excellent condition, 122,000 miles, new motor and auto transmission, rustfree Colorado car. $5,900. 802-862-9239. VT PARTS Panelwork: Take Advantage of strong $US. Australian panel shop/coachbuilder offers Eckold, English wheel, etc. Lead wiping, file finishing, etc. at $US30/hr. Ring Vaughn Ryan, 011-61-2-9627-6699. AUSTRALIA• Cruise by [ www.sportscarmarket.com and enjoy the Profile archives INTERMECCANICA 'Mirrors ITALIA • APOLLO 'Bumpers  'Emblems  A I ,,:.  ITALIA REPRODUCTIONS  'Exterior Trim  • Weatherstrip 'Windshields 'Interior Parts 'Much More! Call for Catalog P.O. BOX 2360 • ATASCADERO, CA 93423  805-466-6293 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classics To appreciate the 914, you have to understand its design brief: to recreate the 356 Speedster. That is, produce a simple, reliable, tossable, two-seat sports car with an immediately identifiable appearance. The biggest challenge was to produce this thoroughly modern roadster at about the same price as the final Speedsters: $3,495. To achieve this goal, the 914 borrowed its fourcylinder boxer engine from the VW parts bin (the engine also appeared in the VW 411), and, because the Porsche factory was busy building higher margin 911s, 914 bodies were built and assembled by Karmann (the 914/6 was completed in the Porsche factory). The standard five-speed transmission and many interior appointments were taken straight from the 911 of the era, providing at least a visual nod to the family tree. In Europe, the 914 was badged as a VW-Porsche. I Whatever you think of the styling, the 914 succeeded brilliantly in the marketplace, with over 100,000 units delivered. It was far and away the best-selling Porsche of its time, and introduced a whole new generation ofenthusiasts to the marque. Although not a fast car, the 914 is fun to drive, and if you get a good one, very solid. The mid-engine location is exotic even today, and offers superb handling on the track and especially at autocross events. Porsche was clever enough to design two decent size trunks into the car, front and back, something that the owner of a Ferrari 308 can only fantasize about. All 914s have removable targa tops. As with any '70s collectible, watch for rust, and not just salt-induced corrosion. The location of the battery, in the engine compartment, can result in rust to the rear frame member that is directly below the battery tray. In its most destructive form, the rear wheel on the passenger side will show excessive negative camber, i.e., the top tucked in. Try to find a car with its original Bosch fuel injection intact. Many 914s have been converted to Weber carbs, but rarely do they perform as well as the original set-up, and problems may arise when they confront emission testing. Be sure all flexible fuel lines are renewed, as they do not age gracefully and can become a serious fire hazard. If Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  1970-76 108,000 $3,495 (1970) $3,500-$5,000 $200 $10 Under front hood, on horizontal bulkhead On alloy vertical web to right of fan Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org Fiat 124 Spider, MGB, TR4, Alfa 1750/2000 Spider SCM Investment Grade  June, 2002 EVOLUTION AIRFLOW SYSTEM 1970-76 Porsche 914-4 t was either love or hate at first sight when the 914 was introduced in 1970. Three decades later, the situation is pretty much the same. there is slop in the shifter, replace the plastic bushings in the shift linkage; you'll be surprised by the difference. During a pre-purchase test drive, I suggest going over a set of railroad tracks and listening for squeaks and groans from the top that may indicate critical chassis rust. The cars were quite rigid when new. If the rear window is loose, check for rust It was love at first sight for 100,000 buyers. in the firewall. Many 914s have spongy brakes, due to a smallish master cylinder and a troubleprone brake-proportioning valve. Possible fixes include a bigger master cylinder from a 911. Avoid 914s with engine problems, as even though their powerplant is VW-sourced, a complete overhaul will still run more than $4,000. Once the king of the under-$2,000 sports car gang, the values of 914-4s have been creeping up over the past five years. Plan on spending $4,000 to $5,000 for a good 1.7L. The 2liter cars, first introduced in 1973, are much quicker and worth the $2,000 premium they command. The most desirable 914-4 is the 1973 2.0L, due to the chrome bumpers and the lack of significant horsepower-robbing emissions equipment. 914s remain a good entry-level way to experience a non-front-engined Porsche. Nice cars will continue to appreciate, albeit at a modest rate. In addition, you will be quite welcome at any Porsche Club event, and probably will get to sit at the same table as the 911 group, instead of being relegated to the back corner where the 924 owners are forced to huddle.—Jim Schrager• The Best Just Got Better! The most advanced vehicle storage system in the world - as used and endorsed by Rolls Royce & Bentley, Aston Martin Lagonda, The Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust, Porsche Club of Great Britain, Ford Motorsport and thousands of others worldwide! 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RAc LAR ,(1.,CLUP. Slots, Signs and Trophies otobili by Carl Bomstead inding the piece that falls through the cracks is the fun of going to a multi-themed auction. Victorian Casino Antiques, in Las Vegas, is known for offering gambling and country-store items rather than hood ornaments or automotive signage at its successful semiannual auctions. However, new owners Peter Sidlow and Patrick McGuire have broadened the scope of the offerings. F Several Ford dealer signs crossed the block at their April auction, and they all ended up in the collection of one aggressive buyer. Two of the signs were blue ovals with Ford script and were finished in white and blue neon. The first one offered reached $1,430, including commission, and the second hit $1,870. The buy of the auction was Lot #549, a rectangular Ford Authorized Service Station porcelain sign that went away for just $358. An identical sign in lesser condition was recently offered on eBay and sold for $1,900. That's why we go to auctions, especially ones off our normal beaten paths. 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! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Ne 4 Otw Email: info@cosdel.com Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. 50  : 41:„ • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Nibbed Rubber Back Call: 800 461-3533 www.cocomats.com Sports Car Market Exclusively 280SLs Low-mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.coin COCO MATS Y(pdated _Inipzoved The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" PAL M  FIBRE Driver Rubber Heel Pad Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Object: 1927 Chevrolet Quota Trophy Hood Ornament—Lot #I98 Auction: Victorian Casino Antiques, Las Vegas, April 6-7, 2002 Estimate: None given Sale price: $1,430, including buyer's premium Trophy price takes off at unusual venue. Lot #198, a 1927 Chevrolet Quota Trophy hood ornament, wasn't a bargain, but made an unusual addition to someone's collection. These awards, presented to Chevrolet salesmen who made their sales numbers for 1927, have been selling in the $800 to $1,000 range. Condition is key, as the pot metal engine cylinders on the airplane tend to break off. This example was in excellent condition, justifying the strong selling price of $1,430. Going to an auction that sells items from other collecting fields lets you put automobilia prices into perspective. One of the featured lots at the Victorian Casino Auction was a pair of Polk slot machines that featured western figures carved by an artist named Polk, with slot machines fitted into the mid-section of the figures. At a selling price of $35,000 apiece, they made quality porcelain automotive signage seem very inexpensive. Victorian Casino Antiques can be reached at 702/382-2466 and their next auction is scheduled for October 19, 2002.• ROLLS-ROYCE A. BENTLEY 0 C


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German Car Profile 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Chassis number: 198.040.5500823 aunched at the New York Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was the street version of their nearly invincible 300SLR race car. Utilizing Bosch fuel injection and a tubular steel frame, the road version was as spectacular to look at as it was to drive. Its 225 bhp was ample power to satisfy even the most discriminating of buyers; nevertheless, Mercedes built only a meager 1,400 examples, all of handmade construction. L The Gullwing represents a period of design evolution. Since its departure in the late 1950s, many have tried to emulate this design; however, none have ever really succeeded. It was a superior car on the track and dominated in a flurry of racing events worldwide. Furthermore, its design was adopted for practical uses. This asset carried on with the 300SL roadster introduced only a short time later. The example shown here has been part of an im- portant collection for several years, having been acquired just after a comprehensive professional body-off restoration. Its red paint remains nearly flawless, as does the show-quality plating. The tan leather interior, while no longer fresh, remains in show condition today. Options include an original Becker radio. Full-time staff have maintained this 3005L—and other cars in this collection—to the highest standards. The car starts and runs easily, and drives as one would expect for a nearly new 300SL. An excellent example, it would be a worthy addition to any collection. This car sold for $214,500, including buyer :s• premium, at RM's March Amelia Island sale. The car would have likely brought a higher bid (perhaps as much as $240,000) (fits provenance had been accessible at the sale, and (fits mechanical condition had been made known. The Gullwing arosefrom early postwar Germany' to become the iconic supercar of its time. Like current supercars, it was unattainable to most. That it was exotic, expensive and fast is not the whole story. The lightweight multi-tubular spaceframe, laborintensive to build, was a first on a production car and provided exceptional rigidity without having much bulk The signature Grullwing doors were the result of the spaceframe, which would have lost integrity ([door openings had been cut into it. Rather than reach down to the rockers, the doors had to intrude into the roofline. Combined with some of Daimler-Benz 's production independent suspension pieces and large,finned aluminum drum brakes, the car was a capable highperformance GT car in production trim. Over the years, 300SLs have proven to be more than an enduring fashion statement. They are also durable cars. It is not unusual to see 300SLs with original, unrebuilt engines. A properly tuned 300SL Recent Sales of Note 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Lot #21, SN 198.040.5500766 Condition: 1- Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, August 19, 2001 Sold at $264,500 SCM 1D# 23285 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe Lot #287, S/N 198.040.6500278 Condition: 2- RM, Monterey, CA, August 17, 2001 Sold at $225,500 SCM ID# 23185 Years produced  Number produced  Original list price SCM Price Guide  Tune-up Chassis # Engine #     Club  Alternatives  will need no tinkering from season to season, will always start, and will never overheat. The cars can be lugged around town in top gear and have a range of about 500 miles on one tank of unleaded $ 175 ,000-$260, 000 $600-$1,000 Firewall Passenger side, rear of block below cylinder head Gullwing Group, 776 Cessna, Chico, CA, 95928 SCM Investment Grade Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, Jaguar )CK 120 A  In 19771 bought this car from its first owner for $15,587. It was then completely original, showing normal wear and still wearing its original silver-green paint. My notes remind me that it was smoking a bit, but driveable. 1 sold it to Dr. Philip Lutfr of Arizona. It changed hands again before being restored by a PorscheAudi dealer in New Jersey in 1989. Later it lived comfortably in the collection of a catalog publisher in New Hampshire. 1954-57 1,400 $7,900 In its appearance at RM's sale, the car seemed to have survived the decade since its restoration admirably. The paint, chrome, glass and interior were done well, and showed no significant wear The repaint had been done in period-correct DB534 fire red, with tan leather The standard wheels had been chromed It didn't have the now-de rigeur fitted luggage or bellypans. The '70s-era performance tires ofchoice, Michelin XWX size 205/70X15, werefitted. There was some white-blue smoke from the exhaust. Sadly, 300SLs, like other '50s sports cars, are often tucked away in collections and rarely used Consequently, Gullwings that appear at auction are often judged solely on appearance. If the mechanical condition of this car turns out to be on par with the cosmetics, something that isn't always true, the new owner should be very pleased with his purchase. As a counterpoint, a Gullwing recently restored by a 300SL specialist and having all the options, including Rudge knock-off wheels, can bring more than $300,000 today.— Alex Dearborn (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)•


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Porsche Gesprach / Jim Schrager Rusty Right-Drive 356 Goes For a Boat Ride D ear Mr. Schrager: I recently saw a right-hand drive 1960 356B S-90 coupe sell on eBayfor $6,660. It was redwith a black interior, and thoroughly rusty. It reportedly hadn't run in years, and had been parked outdoors in afield It needed everything. I budgeted it as a parts car, and when the bidding hit $3,000 1 dropped out. I was very surprised to see it sell so high, particularly as it was a right-drive model. What gives here? Are all these tired old coupes worth that kind of money? Won 't the buyer be way upside down after he fixes this buggy?—TJM, Omaha, NE Dear TJM: I also watched this car sell on eBay and was surprised by the outcome. I spoke with the seller and he indicated the car was going to Japan. Therein lies the secret that allowed this rusty relic to fetch such big money. Japan is a right-drive country, and original right-hand-drive 356s are quite rare. Hence in Japan, and Great Britain and Australia as well, they bring a surprising premium. Nonetheless, in my opinion this was an overthe-top price. I understand that the sale was successfully completed (something you can never take for granted with an online auction) and the seller should be quite satisfied with the outcome. One great advantage of the Internet is the ability to put your product in front of an international audience; you could advertise a rusty right-drive 356 coupe for $6,000 in your local Auto Trader for the rest of the century and never hear your phone ring. Dear Mr. Schrager: I just bought a tidy 1984 944 for $2,800. It's cinnamon metallic with a brown vinyl interior, has 98,000 miles and no apparent rust. I realize it's no classic, but it runs fine, has a nice little punch when you step on it and, hey, it's a Porsche for cheap money. Have I missed something basic here or is this the bargain it seems to be?—BJ, Minneapolis, MN Fright pigs here, valued jewels in Britain and Japan. Dear BJ: A good 944 can be a great deal as long as you don't try to make the car something it isn't. It is a Porsche, and has the kind of performance and looks people associate with the marque. They are reasonably durable, quite rustproof, and have decent heaters and air conditioning systems. However, like all Porsches, starting with the very first 356s, 944s require a serious approach to preventative maintenance or you will run the risk of a potentially devastating and expensive mechanical disaster. Insure with J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268 www.jctaylor.corn 01111110. 52  -47 Agency 83) Sports Car Market


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Dear Mr. Schrager: I'm having difficulty selling my 1998 Carrera C2S sunroof coupe. It one of the "wide-body" special models Porsche developed to clear out the last of the aircooled 911s, and everyone tells me the car is an instant classic. It has modest miles (11,000) and the color is silver with a gray leather interior The car is all original except it was hit in the left rear quarter The repair was beautifully executed, but it is no longer original paint on that part of the car Should I have painted the whole car? I have been trying to sell the car, asking $72,000. This is a bit less than I paid new, but I am having trouble. Has this car turned out not to be in such great demand?—DB, Muskegon, MI The 944 is cheap to buy, not to own. In the '70s, when values were at their lowest, many 356s fell into the hands of those unwilling or unable to maintain them properly. The end result was many seriously wounded, if still marginally operable 356s that were only properly restored when their values began to rise. 944s are going through the same drill now. You paid $2,800 for your car. Are you ready to pay $800 for the complete major service it should have? Probably not. So long as nothing of substance breaks, you've got a very nice car for not much money. But unlike 356s, the values of 944s, especially those with nearly 100,000 miles, are unlikely to ever rise, so you will never get back any of the money you spend on this car in anything but driving pleasure. By the way, if the service records that came with the car are incomplete or non-existent, consider at least replacing the flexible camshaft belt, and, while you're in there, the water pump as well. Plan on about $700 to $800 for this job; it's far cheaper than the $1,500 cylinder head rebuild that can result from a broken belt. Dear DB: Your first problem is you are asking too much for your used car. Serial-production Porsches are never worth more than their original selling price once production catches up with demand. For instance, when first introduced, both the Boxster and the Boxster S were being sold for slightly above sticker. But once all the early adopters had one, prices suddenly collapsed to list or less and all Boxsters became just used cars. Your second problem is the body damage. No matter how skillfully repaired, any deviation from original paint takes you out of the "mint, like new" category that collectors want and depreciates the value of your lowmileage 911. There are so many 993 C25 cars for sale, anyone who wants a car with original paint can find one. Yours will only compete based on price. If you had repainted the whole car, your situation would be even worse. A car with partial respray can at least be referred to as "mostly original paint." Nothing raises a buyer's eyebrows faster than a fairly new, low-mileage car with a complete respray. The market, not you, is in control here. I suggest trying again, but with a price in the $60,000 to $64,000 range. Fax your Porsche questions to 503/253-2234, or e-mail them to copyed@,sportscarmarket.com .• Visit to Beaulieu Autojumble just added! Join Sports Car Market's Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer on the 2002 MOTORSPORTS TOUR to ENGLAND including the 'GOODWOOD REVIVAL' Historic Race Meeting and much, much more. 10-day luxury coach tour departs September 4, 2002 First-class hotel stays at Goodwood, the Cotswolds and London AULOACUIIIILIIA IGILIEN11Tel: (503) 266-4079 E-mail: steveaustin@canby.corn  NIgisgslit Other highlights include: • Entries to grandstand/paddock at Goodwood Revival • Paddock walks escorted by Speed Channel personality Alain de Cadenet and Keith Martin • Guest dinner speakers, including noted vintage racer and Rockefeller Center Concours organizer Murray Smith • Catered gourmet lunches at Goodwood • Beaulieu National Motor Museum • Jaguar factory tour • Bentley factory tour • Castle Donington Fl Museum • Dinner with the Director of Christie's English Motor Car division • Visit to Coys Classic Showroom • Daily conversations with Keith and Cindy about collecting, and the state of the market • Sightseeing including Stonehenge, High Tea in the village of Broadway, optional tickets to a Shakespeare production at the National Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon • Alternative touring for accompanying non-motorheads Mention SCM for the special tour price of $2,925 per person/twin basis + air (regular price $3,330). Single supplement add $750. 1-800-452-8434  Fax: (503) 266-4097 www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.corn 1638 SE 11th Ave., Canby, OR 97013


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• Sportwagen zwaVerkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. BMW 1957 ISETTA, sliding window, red/white, full earlier restoration, runs well. Liquidating collection. $10,250. Rodney, 817838-8959. TX 1958 ISETTA 300, superb condition, all chrome and body, yellow with black leather interior, sunroof, soft top, 1-door and 1-cyl, low rebuilt engine, runs well. $15,500 obo. 714-544-4087. CA 1959 507 SERIES II, roadster, red/black leather, exceptionally nice, correct engine. 805-568-1934. Fax 805-568-1533. CA 1971 2002, Cabriolet, full convertible, not a Targa, extremely rare, only 200 produced by BMW, recent restoration, serious buyers only, please. $18,900. Max, 410-357-8823. Fax 410-357-0553. MD MERCEDES-BENZ 1954 220 Coupe, black lacquer, gray leather, low mileage, worth a lot more. See picture on www.mbzcabrio.com, $40,000. Bob, 310399-6196. CA 1955 300B, Cabriolet, first time offered, chocolate brown lacquer with light beige top and original leather interior, body and chrome restored 1980 and complete update performed at the same time, service records since 1978 available, low mileage. $95,000. Lou, 508785-1691. MA 1955 300SL Gullwing. Red, palomino leather. Body-off restored, 4-speed, bellypans, standard hubcaps, AACA National 1st. www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $275,000 obo. Berliner Classics, 954923-7271. FL 1957 300SC, roadster, beautiful example, restored, low miles, navy with tan interior and top. 1 of 53 produced. $235,000. 314616-8728. MO 1958 220S, coupe, $50,000 spent on recent professional concours restoration, paper work history included, runs and drives as new. $39,995. 815-385-8408. IL 1960 2205E, Convertible, dark red/tan. Beautifully restored California show car with recent major service. Spectacular and functionally excellent. Photos at www.dearbornauto.com, $110,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 1962 190SL, body has been restored and runs well, needs some frame work, upholstery and soft top, have original carbs, complete shop manuals, owned 30 years. E-mail  bruce@gardinerlaw.com , $8,000.  1965300SE, convertible, silver/navy. Rare 5-sp. Restored CA car. Only 57,000 mi. Drives like new. Photos at www.dearborn auto.com $75,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. MA 1967 250SL, White/red. 5-speed stick. Restored and thoroughly prepared for tours. Photos at www.dearborn auto.com $39,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. MA 1968 280SL, cony, silver, 20,000 miles, all original, both tops, complete restoration in 2000, all mechanicals rebuilt OEM, black leather interior, all records and manuals. $36,000. 315-656-7910 eve. 315449-6116 day. NY 1969 280SL, 5-speed. Grey-beige with tobacco brown M-B leather. A/C. Show-quality older restoration. Complete records www.dearbornauto.com, $49,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 1970 280SL, DB423 tobacco brown with palomino interior, new soft top, tires, brakes, and exhaust, original hard top, typical rust in floors, needs engine work. $6,950 obo. 513-519-7302. OH 1971 280SL, black/red. 4-speed stick, air. Excellent older restoration with thorough recent updates. Photos at www.dearborn auto.com, $33,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. MA 1971 280SE, 3.5 Convertible, black/red. Beautifully restored California car. Photos at www.dearbornauto.com , $78,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 1978 6.9, American model, rust-free. Extra-clean, beige w/brown leather interior. Runs and drives perfect. $9,500. Simon, 856-428-8100 or 609-352-7262. NJ 1979 6.9, US California car, metallic blue, blue leather, in excellent condition, super clean. Must sell. $6,500. Paul, 818762-9269. CA 1985 380SL, red/palomino leather, 2 tops. All original 2-owner car, only 10,610 original miles! Garage-kept, all books, records, www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $32,000 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL MESSERSCHMITT 1960 KR2, red, 74947, previously displayed at the Yankee Candle Car Museum. 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: 1-888-PRECIOUS! MASTEN VAN LINES, INC., 70 MONROE AVE., CRESSKILL, NJ 07626 WEB: WWW.GO-PRECIOUSMETALS.COM E-MAIL: PRECMETALS@AOL.COM FAX: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! 54 $22,000 obo. Barre Tozloslci, 413-548-9802. 413-626-2222. MA PORSCHE A, coupe, Kardex Serial #52361, Adria blue with grey/grey corduroy interior, all original car except for the very fast 63 motor. Would prefer a trade of a 1999 or later Porsche Carrera. $30,000. Miles Cowherd, 408-821-5770. CA 1955 PRE- 1957 550A, Spyder, #128, needs complete restoration, fiberglass body, 4-cam Carrera 2 motor, call for details. 626-798-1208. 626840-9612. CA 1957 Speedster, all original colors, Signal Red, black interior, black top, tan carpets, all numbers matching Kardex, perfect gaps, just finishing restoration $65,900. 918808-3337. OK 1957 356, coupe, originally red, older restoration, now orange, very fast, 2180 motor, orig motor in crate, super solid body, new transmission, steering gear, brakes, more. $13,500 obo. 517-484-7989. MI 1958 D, convertible, red, full tan leather, 78,000 original miles, runs great, restored $43,900. 215-628-2173. PA 1959 356A, Cabriolet, ruby red with all original interior, black leather, oatmeal car pets, 60,000 original miles, all numbers match, original floors, longitudinals, battery tray, excellent original car. $28,000. 918-299-1211. OK 90, TX car with strong body, engine professionally rebuilt, disc brakes, car is apart with engine out, need money to finish my '72 RS 911. $7,500. Nort Northam, 407647-1911. FL 1960 S- 1961 Cabriolet, fully restored, silver, nearly perfect, all papers on restoration, private owner. $35,750. 941-923-2449. FL 1963 356B, coupe, silver/black, 25K miles since bare-metal restoration including engine, transmission, interior, owned 19 years, no rust, always garaged, all records, strong driver, tool kit, numbers match, south Georgia. $19,000. 850-893-7565. FL 1963 356B, Super 90 Cabriolet, Signal Red with fawn leather, tan top, concours restored in '80s by then President of PCA, scored 2nd best Porsche in the country and since stored, serviced car, best offer. Judge, 210410-9000. TX 1963 356B, Super Cabriolet, ruby red, tan top, black int., matching #s, very recent res- SEE WHAT WE DO Restore your car—better than new! Sleeve and rebuild brakes: master, wheel, calipers, servo, slave, clutch cylinders and boosters, reline shoes • Lifetime Warranty • Quick Service White Post Restorations One Old Car Drive • P.O. Drawer D, White Post, VA 21663 ($40)837-114o • www.whitepost.com Sports Car Market toration, 20-year owner, perfect body, engine, top, int, luggage rack. Reluctant sale $28,700. 205-979-7292. AL 1969 911T, coupe, partial restoration complete, car in primer, original drivetrain, absolutely perfect sheetmetal, needs paint, glass and interior to be installed, rear fenders professionally flared, 99% complete, some extras. $2,600. Ted, 732-219-0094. NJ 1969 911E, Targa, black/black leather, 5speed, Carrera stripe, runs strong. $11,900. 402-496-0123. NE original, spare parts, 78K miles. $5,600 obo. 708-873-1378. IL 1970 914-4, yellow, CA car, rust-free, 100% 1973 911S, sunroof, 911330312, silver/ black, no previous damage to body or chassis, rebuilt engine, trans, MFI, interior, recent bare metal repaint, all numbers match. $27,500. Joe Dzierla, 574-234-8619. IN 1974 CARRERA, coupe, 3.2 RSR type, 1,000 miles on engine, transmission, suspension and cooling upgrades, 9"-11" factory alloys, new tires, roll bar, white, black interior, 30,000 original miles, one owner, concours condition. $70,000. 310-271-0398. CA WANTED Porsche 356 wanted: Seeking 1960-62356B Roadster or 1964-65 3565C Cabriolet in excellent condition. Will travel east coast, slralex@aol.com. Alex Dearborn, 978-8876644. MA.


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n the '70s, rotary engines were the next big thing. Going rotary made a lot of sense from a design standpoint: fewer moving parts, flexible packaging, and tremendous potential for engine modification and racing. While other major bike makers only dabbled with rotary prototypes, Suzuki pressed forward, with engine development assistance from Germany's NSU and rotary inventor Felix Wankel. The end result was the 1975 RE5. I The RE5 is distinguished from nearly every other bike of the period by its gigantic radiator, the unusual heat shielding all along the side pipes, and the odd-looking cylindrical design theme to the gauge cluster and taillight. The RE5 looked promising on the drawing board, but in real life it was far from perfect. At more than 600 pounds, the bike was a cumbersome heavyweight. Grumblings from riders included ineffective heat shielding, hesitant throttle response, and the near absence of engine braking. Plus, the rotary guzzled gasoline faster than the thirstiest fours. The unique drivetrain left backyard mechanics bewildered. Once a mechanic knows RE5s, routine repairs aren't too difficult, though only a select few are skilled in serious engine repairs. 1975 Suzuki RE5 (Rotary) Originally, Suzuki had its shops send ailing engines directly back to the factory for repair, in trade for reconditioned units. Today, some parts are virtually impossible to get. A noble bu t failed effort. pound the matter, the plugs are no longer available and a precious find for salvage scavengers. The 62-horsepower rotary gave the heavy RE5 adequate, though not standout, performance. Engine power is modest up to about 5,000 rpm, then suddenly urgent above. But the rotary was unusually vibration-free, and the smoothness can especially be appreciated on long rides. Despite its heft and high center of gravity, piloting the RE5 isn't difficult once you're rolling. Its strength lies in touring along Interstate highways, with their long straights and gently sweeping corners. When considering an RE5, due to the rare and expensive nature of parts and know-how, As with most rotary engines, the tip seals are the single major weak point. If babied, these engines can go 100,000 miles before seeing major repairs. Overall, RE5s are trusty, reliable bikes. Minor problems are usually confined to the finicky, side-mounted oilinjection carburetor and fouling ofthe spark plug. To com- extreme attention should be paid to all things mechanical. Worn-out examples simply won't be worth the time, money and frustration. Ultimately, the RE5 found a small but loyal following, but the majority of the bike-buying public rejected it because of its exotic, unproven engine, lack of front-line performance and service uncertainties. It has only been in the past few years that the RE5 has achieved a modicum of collectibility. As no one rides an RE5 on a daily basis, they are now enjoyed as a unique mile marker in motorcycle history; an example of a noble, but ultimately failed, attempt at combining a rotary engine with a motorcycle.—Bengt Halvorson• Years produced  Colors  Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Cost of full service/tune  Perfect RE5 owner  Fun to ride  1975-76 497-cc, water-cooled single-rotor Wankel five-speed 617 lbs. $2,495 red, dark blue approx. 6,350 $3,500-$5,500 $250 Engine # .... Top right side of transmission case, under frame cover Rating: ***** is best Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Design buff, RX-7 fan tc* **** BEST BANC & co. 41 SPORTS CAR FINANCING J tl" Mir 4°  9 9 WO* ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION 4-12 YEAR TERMS APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com/index.cfm?id=1212 "5.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1113.13 monthly. Simple interest. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. June, 2002  55


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American Car Profile 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Chassis number: J58S1100382 T he Chevrolet Corvette saw the light of day at the 1953 Motorama, the concept coming from Harley Earl, head of GM's Art and Color Department, who sought to produce an American counterpart to the imported Jaguar XI( 120. Until then, America had been without a real postwar sports car. The Corvette was the first quantity-produced car to use a fiberglass body and was initially fitted with a straight six-cylinder engine producing 150 bhp through a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. Only two years later did the V8 become available, together with a three-speed manual gearbox. As the model evolved, it became both more powerful and offered a wider array of options. The 265-cubic-inch V8 became standard in 1956, and in 1957 a fuel-injection 283 cubic inch V8 that produced 283 horsepower became an option. The 1958 Corvette was visually unmistakable, with its quad headlights and prominent "shark's tooth" grille. It was also ten inches longer, two inches wider and 200 pounds heavier than the 1957 model. The car was an immediate hit with the buying public, with 9,168 units selling, allowing Corvette to turn a profit for the very first time. The car pictured here was delivered new with the penultimate specification for the year including a four-speed manual gearbox and dual four-barrel Carter carburetors. It was restored to a very high standard a few years ago by the renowned Carrosserie Lecoq in Paris and has only covered a few thousand kilometers since. It was acquired by the vendor in 1999, who successfully finished the 2000 edition of the well-known Rallye Classic du Maroc. The car's condition is commensurate with the extremely high standard of its restoration. Since, it has had service bills for about $8,000, which accounts for its outstanding presentation in all respects. In addition, the car features whitewall tires and a modern CD player. Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  The car described here sold for $42,935, including buyer's premium, at Christie 's Retromobile auction in Paris, France, on February 12, 2002. But before I begin taking this car apart, a word of explanation. I'm an ex-pat living in Paris. 4) Venetian-born wife, Sabrina, and I met the Martin-Bcmzers when we went on one of their now-fabled SCM Tahiti/ Moorea tours (talk cars in the morning, snorkel in the lagoon all afternoon, drink French wine in the evening). I've always been a Corvette guy. I grew up next door to Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  has done several restorations in their characteristic yellow and black paint scheme, and this Corvette, with a color combination that was never in the original GM paint chip book, was featured on one of their advertising brochures and is well-known and appreciated in Paris. Comingfrom my NCRS "original-is-best" perspective, the car pictured here was a shock In addition to the color combination, a peculiar custom air cleaner assembly, incorrect carburetors, various other underhood pieces, black leather interior and the CD player are just a few of the immediately apparent things that are not correct. 1958 9,168 Alternative  National Corvette Owner's Association, 900 S. Washington St., G-13, Falls Church, VA 22046 www.ncoa-vettes.com SCM Investment Grade  an NCRS judge, owned several '57s and '60s, and have examined literally hundreds of cars in my continuing search for "the next one." In 1958, Chevrolet, following the trends of the time, sought to "upgrade" the Corvette to make a bigger bolder visual statement. The body changes from 1957 included quad headlights, hood ridges, chrome trunk strips, revised side scoops and a different taillight treatment. Not all of these changes were well-received by the public, and Chevrolet quickly deleted the hood ridges and trunk strips for the 1959 model year Corvette enthusiasts either love or hate the 1958 model—very few are ambivalent. This car still presents well, as one would expect from a high-dollar restoration. The objective of the restoration was obviously to make a unique and different car to the owner 's (and restoration shop :s) particular interests, even at the expense of some original features. Carrosserie Lecoq 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Fl Convertible Lot #3, S/N J58S106928 Condition: 2+ Poulain Le Fur, Monaco, May 25, 2001 Sold at $45,950 SCM ID# 23637 Right side of engine deck, ahead of cylinder Driver's door hinge pillar Ford E-Bird, Autolcraft Cobra, Sunbeam Tiger Mk IIA B- $35,000-$50,000 $200 $18 $3,591 The well-appointed interior close-fitting convertible top, and roll-up windows, however, do make this Corvette an enjoyable and comfortable late- '50s sports car for European touring events. And the dual-quad engine and four-speed transmission provide a very nice—albeit expensive, at $4 per gallon—driving experience. With a responsive smallblock V8, every Parisian will take notice and nod appreciably as this classic 'Vette thunders by. In this instance, the seller put the right car in the right venue to achieve a very strong price. In America, Corvette owners are beyond fanatic when it comes to originality, hence a seriously wrong car, from colors to carburetors, would suffer greatly in the marketplace. Who would want to be known as the owner of "the yellowjacket Corvette"? But, for Paris, the car was perfect. The bidding was heated and resulted in a final price that was above market, certainly for the US, and even to a lesser degree over here. In a country dominated by small-displacement econoboxes, the new owner will enjoy the dual displays of ostentatious appearance and stupendous performance. Chances are he will find that French Corvette enthusiasts, and there are many, think the car is perfect just the way it is. I would only suggest that entering the car in a Bloomington concours is probably not the best of ideas.—Don Nilson (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company. SCM has modified the auction company's catalog description in the interest of historical accuracy.)• Recent Sales of Note 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Lot #3744, S/N J58S105522 Condition: 1- Kruse, Scottsdale, January 16, 2000 Sold at $33,075 SCM ID# 20432


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American Cars For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. AUBURN 1932 12-160 BROUGHAM, one of just a few 12-cyl Broughams known to exist, exquisite ground-up restoration, mechanically superb, this car speaks of quality. $55,000 trades considered. 314-524-6000. MO BUICK 1972 GRAN SPORT, all original numbers match with build sheet and records, secondowner CA car, one of 1,099, non-Stage 1455s, Cortez gold with black deluxe interior, power bucket, auto trans, rust-free driver. $12,200 obo. Tony, 716-627-4580. NY 1972 RIVIERA, sport coupe, original 42,500 miles, 455-cid V8 engine, automatic trans, full power, 60/40 split seats, cruise control, sport mirrors, sport wheels, white vinyl top. $7,900. 330-688-6961. OH 1973 GRAN SPORT, extremely rare Stage I, factory documented by Buick Historical Society, factory 455 V8 and 4-spd trans, power steering, black with excellent original black interior, known to be 1 of 7 built, very rare and enjoyable muscle car, can help arrange delivery. $12,900. 732-672-5414. NJ CADILLAC 1966 CADILLAC, convertible, white, tan. 2 owners, 55K original miles. Full power, factory A/C, engine and transmission rebuilt. www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $8,900 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-9237271. FL CHEVROLET 1955 BEL AIR Hardtop, red, custom gray leather. 396/450hp, tune-port injection, nitrous. 4-speed, Hurst shifter, A/C, Frameoff restored. www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $89,500 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-9237271. FL 1958 CORVETTE, 283-290 hp fuelie, 4spd, big brakes, regal turq, charcoal interior, restored to show cond, owner history to new, original bill of sale, all paperwork. Greg Wyatt, 706-857-3916. GA 1960 CORVETTE Convertible, Roman Red with white coves, red. 283/230 automatic, rare power top, AM Wonderbar radio, new paint, www.berlinerclassiccars.com $45,500 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL 1966 NOVA SS, ground-up restoration, 327ci, auto, show quality, magnificent in every detail, red with black buckets, console. $23,000 USD. 905-857-6500. CANADA ON 1967 IMPALA SS, convertible, true SS, factory air, 327-cid engine (not original, 1,500 miles on total rebuild), originally Marina Blue, now Bolero Red, with white top/interior, Powerglide with buckets, console, #3 condition. $16,900. 812-8676441. IN 1967 NOVA, sport coupe, L79, Granada Gold/black, 327/325 hp, numbers match, Protect-O-Plate, only 1 of 6 1967 L79s ever produced and quoted by Super Chevy as one of the most sought-after bow ties ever, completely restored. $33,500. Ed, 219-8649556 eve. CT 1968 BISCAYNE, 427-425hp, 4-spd, bench seat, M2 I, 4-piston disc brakes, 373 rear, all orig numbers match paperwork, triple turquoise, body-off resto, Redline tires, rare car. Possible trade for 1998 or 1999 Corvette. $28,995. 631-208-0099. NY June, 2002 1968 CAMARO SS, 396-375 hp, L89 aluminum heads, M21 4-spd, 12-bolt posi w 373, Matador Red with deluxe houndstooth interior, numbers match with 100% professional frame-off resto, every nut and bolt restored to factory original specs, 78,000 original miles $32,900. 817-788-4931. TX 1968 CAMARO, coupe, 327, VIN 124378N319350, 88K miles, matching numbers, Protect-O-Plate, dark blue/light blue, several factory options, front bench seat and fold-down back seat, all original sheet metal (straight with no Bondo) $12,000. Michelle or Steve, 410-636-5112. MD 1969 CAMARO, Yenko, restored by Dave Tinnell, documented by Ed Cuneen, fathom green, black interior, white stripes, CE warranty block, rare power steering. $95,000. 336-215-4387. NC 1969 CORVETTE, T-top, 527-390, 4-spd, 49K, matching numbers, red, black, nice original, 30-year owner must sell reluctantly. $19,500. 315-655-3821. NY 1970 MONTE CARLO SS, 454, 360 hp, original, black hardtop with black interior (buckets), repainted and engine rebuilt 10 years ago (less than 5,000 miles since rebuild), no rust, second owner, always garaged and covered. $12,000 negotiable. Rob, 913-381-6530. KS CORD 1936 810 SPORTSMAN, convertible coupe, an authentic steel Cord that was modified years ago, Olds 455, rear wheel drive, black with black interior, tan top. $45,000. 972-458-2004. TX DODGE 1970 CHALLENGER, R/T, 440+6, JS23VO, automatic 323 posi, B3 blue, white interior, white vinyl top, white longitudinal stripe, rotisserie restoration of an original numbersmatching car, correct from the date-coded plug wires to the Goodyear Polyglass GT tires. $45,000. 267-977-7319. PA 1970 CORONET, 70 RT, 426 Hemi, Sublime/ blk, auto console, #s matching, 1 of 9 built, magazines and National winner. Other rare cars available and looking, $100,000. 954427-3209. FL FORD 1957 THUNDERBIRD Convertible. Flame Red, red, 2 tops. Ground-up restored, automatic, A/C, full power, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, T&C radio, www.berliner classiccars.com, $60,000 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL 1964 FALCON FUTURA Convertible, Rangoon Red, red, new white top. 260 V8, automatic transmission rebuilt. PS, power top, wire wheel hubs, www.berliner classiccars.com, $14,800 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL 1964 FAIRLANE, original K-code sport coupe, 4-speed, freshly restored, immaculate, silver/red. $13,500 obo. JB, 602-2784505. AZ 1965 MUSTANG Convertible, blue, blue and white pony. 289 V8, automatic, full console, A/C, PS, PB, power top, AM radio, wire wheel hubs, www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $21,500 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-9237271. FL 1965 MUSTANG, K-code convertible, numbers engine w/Shelby intake, carb, alu- Vintage Race Cars For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 1949 FIAT 1100 Sport Barchetta, aluminum body, chassis #213472, FIVA-FIA papers, 4cyl., Webers, fab Torino in Europe, recent Targa Florio finish 2001. $79,000. 785-2665555. KS 1954 LOTUS Mk VI, owned for 15 years, beautiful condition, with original polished aluminum bodywork, road or race, VSCCA logbook. $24,500. Peter Voorhees, 802-3880921. VT 1959 MGA Roadster, new 1600 SVRA, VSCCA log books, full race prep, roll bar, fuel cell. Accusump, rev limiter, halon, parts. $15,900. Kris, 518-765-4328. NY 1960 ASTON-MARTIN DB4, vintage race car, new engine, all the proper race bits. $90,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 1962 JAGUAR XICE, famous competition car with much history, same owner over 20 years, logbooks back to 1980, street legal, fresh everything. $38,900. 847-884-8949 day. 847-382-6227 eve. IL 1965 CORVETTE, West Coast race car, fast and reliable, it is prepared to HMSA standards and is a Monterey Histories veteran, ready to race with one event on fresh 327/ 365 engine. Spares include 327 short block, transmission, wheels, more. $77,000. Jim Gronski, 714-633-2770. CA 1966 FORD Galaxie B F/X nostalgia super stocker, original Q-code, meticulously constructed with only the best chassis and engine components, dual quad 428 CJ, JPT-C6, I2-point cage, nine inch, race ready. $25,000. 704-875-3673. NC 1968 LOLA T160 Can Am race car, con- cours winner, documented professional race history, 380 ci, 5-speed Hewland, easy maintenance. $140,000. 505-345-6235. NM 1970 TRANS AM, This car has the very rare SCCA brass tag and is listed with the historic Trans Am registry. The car has all the correct components to run historic Trans Am or group 6 in VSCCA or HSR, very well-documented history comes with this car. $65,000 or trade. Paul Lane, 203-913-7480. CT 1971 McLA1REN M8FP, probably the fastest F in the world, driven by George Follmer in his last race for a 30-second victory at Road America Can-Am Thunder. Known as the McLaren from Hell by victims. Chuck, 626443-4424. Fax 626-443-9638. CA 1986 BMW M6, this is an M6 not a 635 CSi, factory AHG prepared. 5-speed, lowered. Harge magnesium race wheels, Buffalo Recaro hides, charcoal grey metallic, very rare, this car eats Porsches for breakfast, winter stored, never seen rain, 160 mph. $20,000. Jim, 530583-3947. CA• 57 minum pan, automatic, Rangoon Red/red and white pony, Rally-Pac, white top. $21,500. 714-848-9255. GA 1966 MUSTANG, coupe, auto, factory air, pony interior, straight 6, great condition. $12,000. Roberta Nettles, 337-991-0589. LA 1969 MUSTANG GT 500, Shelby, extremely rare, original 428 Super Cobra Jet, Drag-Pack, Grabber Orange, louvers, tinted glass. $43,500. 604-937-2530. CANADA BC 1970 TORINO, 429 Super Cobra Jet, DragPack, 4-speed, louvers, shaker, ground-up restoration on rust-free New Mexico car 1999. $29,000. 519-232-9829. 519-2324115.CANADA ON 1970 MUSTANG MACH 1, original window sticker, yellow with black stripes and interior, 351M 4v engine, automatic trans, power steering and disc brakes, rear spoiler and slats, very nice AZ car. $14,500. Freddy O'Pry, 281-341-5360. TX MERCURY 1949 Black, lead sled. 90% complete, all steel body, straight, clean. 375/400 turbo, disc, fresh white tuck & roll. www.berliner classiccars.com , $32,500 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL OLDS 1970 442, restored, rebuilt 455 engine, fresh paint, blue w/blue interior, nice car I have owned for 15 years. $10,000, negotiable. 620669-0497. KS PLYMOUTH 1970 HEMI 'CUDA, 4-speed, Dana 60, EV2 blue, black interior, Gran Coupe leather, car is 1 of 12 with leather interior, Car Craft mag advertising car, 33K, very rare. $85,000. 509-725-1765. WA 1970 AAR, matching #s, auto, 87K miles, F4 green, runs and drives, missing original hood, intake, carbs. Consider trade on SixPack Hemi or winged car. $13,500. 816732-4041. MO 1971 ROADRUNNER, Hemi 4speed, 1 of 28, factory sunroof, 10 of 104:10 Super Trak-Pack console, rubber bumper, B5 blue exterior, white interior, buildsheet, rarest Hemi B-body anywhere. Offers. 417-8644533. MO PONTIAC 1960 BONNEVILLE Convertible. Cinnamon, 3-tone interior, white top. 389 engine, rebuilt. Front buckets, factory A/C, PS, PB, power top, www.berlinerclassiccars.com , $28,000 obo. Berliner Classics, 954-9237271. FL AUTOMOBILIA Sportscar Quarterly, Volume One, Number One, Winter 1958, 14- page Alfa history. Sports Car Illustrated 1958 directory, 50 makes, 146 pages, excellent, $18.00 each. 920-233-9726. WI Sales: Allard J-2 $55; Excalibur 1966 $45; Ford, 1932 $45, 1935 $35; Healey 1949 $45, Silverstone $35; Chrysler 1952 K-310 $55, 1953 "Special" $45. 920-2339726. WI•


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Collecting Thoughts / Paul Wilson The Underappreciated Maserati Sebring W hy is the Maserati Sebring so cheap? Well, it just is cheap. Ever since the market collapsed in 1990, serialproduction Maseratis like the Ghibli, Bora, Mistral and Sebring just haven't done very well in the marketplace. It's not the car's fault. In the late '50s, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Maserati divided between them most of the glory of international sports car racing. In 1962 the fastest, most expensive, most elegant high-performance 2+2 cars in the world were the 250 GTE, DB4 and Sebring. They were closely similar in price, power and accommodations. A few hundred of each were built each year. So why is the Sebring now worth half as much as the Ferrari and a third as much as the Aston? It's priced about the same as a Healey in similar condition—maybe $25k for a nice driver. I don't get it. Sure, the Healey is a convertible. But they made 50,000 of them, as opposed to just 346 Sebring Series I, and only 98 Series us. In the ten years I owned a Sebring, I continued to find things to like about it. The Vignale body, for example. Coachbuilt Italian exotics of that period have a unique aura. The Sebring's roofline is lower than most, the windshield and rear window are flatter, the sloping hood is longer; these add up to a meaner, more powerful look. Huge wheel wells emphasize the dazzling 16-inch Borranis, a special design that brings the spokes to the edge of the wheel. My Sebring was a Series I car (S/N 01841) with more delicate, rounded trim and detailing than the Series II. I liked it better, but the Series II also has its partisans. The driving experience is dominated by the ferocious exhaust note, an eager growl when revving, followed by a harsh crackle on the overrun. The owner's manual cheerfully advises that "when the engine, at high revolution and under strong acceleration, is forced to obtain the maximum performance.. .we do not guarantee that it will remain below the prescribed noise limit." It was meant to rattle windows as it passed. On the road the car has the big torque and front-heavy feel of an American muscle car. But the suspension is much better controlled, the steering light and direct (if rather slow), the ZF five-speed satisfyingly precise. Acceleration seems almost a match for a 4.2-liter E-type's, and comes on the same way, with midrange torque rather than eagerness at redline. The fourwheel discs are excellent. It would be a great car for trips except for the driving position: the huge steering wheel is in line with the driver's kneecaps. Like other Italian cars of the era, it was built for that strange humanoid whose knuckles brushed the ground when he walked. So what about maintenance? Here, too, was some good news. The first thing you need to understand is that when it came to the mechanical components of their cars, Maserati 58  A true, coachbuilt exotic for the price of a minivan. only built the engines—and even for those, borrowed some parts from other makes. The 3500 engine uses tappets from a Jag, for example. The suspension and differential are also Jag parts. The Sebring has Girling brakes, a ZF gearbox, Koni shocks, and a few small Fiat parts sprinkled here and there. The Marelli points for the twin-plug ignition system are from a Vespa scooter. These interchanges can often, but not always, save you money. Front brake pads, for example, are the same as Astons use, but Aston parts are horribly expensive (the solution is to have new material put on your old pads). Nearly everything on the Sebring is simple, sensible and massively strong. The beefy frame never causes any worries. Nowhere does it have rust-prone structural sheet metal like an E-type or Aston DB4. The front suspension is conventional and robust, with no tricky features like the DB4's infamous brake reaction struts. The steel body, with lots of little sections stitched together by hand, can get rusty, but it's made of heavy-gauge metal, and Bondo may be used with a clear conscience for surface leveling because that's what was done originally. Trim for the Series I double headlights looks just like a 1958-60 Corvette's—and knowing Maserati's habits, probably is from a Corvette. The engine, a dual-ignition, twin-cam six derived from the famous Maserati sports and GP cars of the '50s, has some quirks, notably the use of reusable copper rings on top of each cylinder and a rubber gasket around the edge of the block, instead of a normal head gasket. But otherwise it's a straightforward, durable unit, similar to a Jag XK. My car ran beautifully on its original Lucas fuel injection. Of course, all the experts told me that I should replace it immediately with Webers. Why? The system consists of two monster fuel pumps in the trunk, pushing fuel to a cam-driven distributor on the engine. Worried about fuel squirting at high pressure from burst hoses, I replaced them with Aeroquip braided lines. The Lucas pumps had mood swings, so you needed the dash switch to select the one that felt better that day. But the car continued to start instantly, idle smoothly, lunge ahead with huge power whenever asked. A friend, a longtime tech advisor for the Maserati Club, insisted that there was nothing basically wrong with the injection when it was properly set up. In fact, many of the problems today come from the fact that the cars just spend way too much time sitting, rather than being driven. I drove my car regularly, and it always ran perfection. I never did switch to Webers. So, back to my original question: why is it so cheap? One reason, that applies in varying degrees to its rivals the GTE and the DB4, is that restoration costs typically exceed its value when done. Another is that the salad days of Maserati, and its world-conquering 250F Grand Prix cars and dominating 300S sports racers, are long gone. Of course the nickel-rocket BiTurbo disgraced the name later, with cars that liked to set fire to themselves regularly. But with the purchase of Maserati by Ferrari, and the new coupe and Spider on the way, perhaps America will finally have available a Trident-badged car worthy of its glorious past. I sold my Sebring to a friend, who drove it often until it went into the paint shop. Next summer it will be resplendent, and he'll be driving a limited-production classic that has performance and a vintage Italian presence. I'd like to think that the prices of Sebrings and similar Maseratis are poised for an upswing, but the market indicators are not supportive. However, the depressed prices simply mean that if you find a car that has been properly taken care of and treat it right, you will be able to drive a vintage European exotic car for less than the price of a loaded minivan. And when you decide to sell, you're likely to get all your money back, so you've had a great car for free. Does it really get much better than that?• Sports Car Market


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Vintage Rally Calendar JUNE Rallye des Princesses, 2-7. The new route will wind through the heart of the French Alps. Cars built from 1925-1974 are eligible and teams must be at least half female. Information is available from www.zaniroli.com, email zaniroli @club-internet.fr. The 10th Annual BMW Classic Motorcar Rally, 6-9. This year the rally heads to Port Townsend, Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula. All proceeds benefit the College Planning Network. Contact: 206/323-0624; seacpn@collegeplan.org. (WA) La Carrera Nevada, 19-22. A tribute to the Mexican Road Race of 1950-54. European and American cars in proper original specification, 1954 and earlier. New this year, posthistoric 1955-65 cars of any model will be accepted. Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) The Double 500, 29. Will start at San Francisco Toyota, 7 a.m. Cars will be available for rent with a $500 donation. Personal sub-$500 cars will still be accepted with $250 donations. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) Open Roads 2002 Meeting & Rally, 23-28. All Austin-Healey Sprites and Jensen-Healeys, as well as all Healey cars built prior to 1952. Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe's South Shore. www.healey2002.com. AUGUST Northwest Classic Motor Rally, 8-11. Sponsored by Monte Shelton, this 14th annual event will tour western Oregon. Contact Jim Gunter, 503/ 382-4503, fax 503/698-3097. (OR) SEPTEMBER Mille Autunno Della Cinque Passi, 12-15. Open to any and all cars built before 1972. Entry fee is $2,000 per car. Entry deadline is August 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) The 14th Classic Marathon, 8-14. To Colditz Castle and into Prague. New route, organized by Dave Whittock. Email: rally@btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) Mille Autunno/New England, 2226. For Mille Miglia-type cars, but cars up to 1972 allowed. Starting from Saratoga Springs, NY, going through the Adirondacks, crossing Lake Champlain by ferry, through New Hampshire and Maine, then back to Saratoga Springs. Great fall colors! Martin Swig, 415/561-8401, or Dan Radowicz, 415/561-8422. (CA) Forza Mille, 29-October 4. Open to any Ferrari or 12-cylinder of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies. com. (CT) OCTOBER London-Lisbon Classic Rally, 514. Starting from London's historic Hampton Court Palace, spend 12 days driving the roads of France, Spain and Portugal. For more information, contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) The London to Athens World Cup Rally, 5-17. New enlarged category for classics, sponsored by Holden Vintage and Classics, with the World Cup Trophy for cars up to 1400-cc (of any age) and a route that takes in sections from the Monte, the Alpine, the Liege Sofia Liege, and the Acropolis. This is the event for drivers who enjoy a competitive drive. E-mail: rally btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) NOVEMBER Texas 1000, 3-8. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Fordpowered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Sateen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Presented by Ford Motor Company. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www. vintagerallies.com . (CT) MARC!!, 2003 Forza Amelia, 9-14. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars, any Ferrari, any 12-cylinder. This 5th annual event is presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) MAY, 2003 New England 1000, 18-23. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT. Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT)• omp imentary Listing or Vintage Rally Calendar x 03 fax 503/253-2234 copyedgsportscarmarketcom 7th annual FORZA MILLE V-12 'repot:foe September 28 to October 4, 2002 Vermont& Quebec! igk gas' /41/ C04/(67 5th annual TEXAS 1000 November 3 to 8, 2002 A five day/1000 mile TSD rally through the historic and lovely Texas Hill Country, featuring a Concours on Alamo Plaza, river cruise to Marble Falls and incredible winding ranch roads. View beautiful canyons, rocky streams, live oaks, golden pastures and Victorian towns. Enjoy gracious Texas hospitality and fine dining, plus unique gifts and prizes. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car or any Ford performance car of any year (Jaguar, Aston, Panoz, Shelby, etc.). Presented by Ford Motor Company. $3995. per couple, all-inclusive. June, 2002  A gracious 1000 mile TSD rally starting at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont, then heading north. Overnights at Manoir des Sables in Magog, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, two nights at Fairmont Mount Tremblant before returning to Stowe. Time trials at Le Circuit Mt. Tremblant, winding roads in the Laurentian mountains, spectacular fall foliage, terrific dining and warm hospitality. Beautiful gifts and prizes! Open to any Ferrari, any Mercedes Sl. or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $4495. per couple, all-inclusive. MORE GREAT RALLIES FORZA AMELIA: March 9-14, 2003 NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 18-23, 2003 To enter or be added to our mailing list: VINTAGE RALLIES 'INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintaaerallies.com 59


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Mystery Photo Answers fore-unpublished insight into the squirrelly handling of Fiat's latest prototype. The veteran test driver was overhead to say, "Hey, I'm-a drive faster than my cousin Rocky can-a fly!"— John Clinard, Anaheim, CA nuts. If only mom could see me now, she'd go Marni Lynn, Kewaskum, WI — Cinderella's coachman tried hard to get her home before midnight but, much to his dismay, the clock in his limo was two minutes behind.— Sandy Lynn, Kewaskum, WI Roadent Rage Hell-bent on revenge for squirrels everywhere, Sam steals the keys to a Ford Pinto and embarks on a suicide mission to flatten as many humans as possible before dying himself in a blazing ball of fur and cheap car parts—Ron Adams, Scottsdale, AZ Distraught over Bullwinkle's recent infidelity, Rocky becomes hell-bent in turning that moose into road pizza once and for all.—Craig Zielinski, Scottsdale, AZ Funny thing was, Rocky could steer okay. It was the damn downshifting that got kind of squirrelly. — Pete Pavich, San Jose, CA Ten o'clock and two o'clock is for chickens. Now, where is that "squirrel" knob?—Jim Meyer, Portland, OR Spy photo of Dott. Ing. Walnutto Squazzini on the Mirafiori Test Track provides a hereto- USAPPRAISAI MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline June 25, 2002 The Smiths' family pet got out of his cage and decided he was tired of baby talk and Barbie clothes, so he grabbed the family car and made a break for freedom.—Becky Lynn, Kewaskum, WI Chuckie thought, "I'll fix them for putting the squirrel barrier on the bird feeder!" as he eased the car out of the driveway. Caswell, Glendale, AZ — Scott John's wife had been warning him for years about his walnut addiction, saying "If you eat too many of those nuts, you will turn into a squirrel." Little did he know...—Robin McBride, West Bend, WI When I start off in fourth gear, the steering feels a little squirrelly.—Mark Vanderwoude, Rio del Mar, California Rodent &Track driving impressions: Heavy steering, poor visibility, no wood trim, awkward seating position with no lateral support; squirrelly handling through the twists. Anyone Donl hesitate to buy cars in Europe! • ■ 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, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. 60 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:callog@packimpexch Sports Car Market who buys this car has got to be nuts.—Steve Jobe, Southlake, 7X As reviewed by Acorn Week: Lousy ergonomics, shifter, clutch, gas and brake pedals, not to mention air conditioning and radio controls all nearly impossible to reach. You'd have to be nuts to buy this squirrelly car.—Ed Pasini, Henderson, NV Damn! All those years spent reading Road &Track about the Italian driving position, and I still get it wrong. Even in the arms-out driving position, I still can't reach the pedals! Beall, Gilroy, CA — Ken Hanko Rosenblad, Amelia Island, FL A future incarnation of an unnamed SCM employee—the result of bad karma incurred from repeatedly labeling subscribers' automotive treasures as "fright pigs." Portland, OR So, you didn't believe me that the car was handling squirrelly. You absolutely had to get an expert second opinion. Well, nuts to both of you. — — Kevin Blount, An enterprising squirrel in search of the ever elusive "car nut." — Carol Blount, Portland, OR Guess I shouldn't have called her a witch. Jackson Brooks, Ft. Collins, CO — And this month's winner of a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday, 1/18th scale model from Dave Kinney's USAppraisal is Jackson Brooks, for avoiding the use of the words "nuts" or "squirrelly" in his answer—ED.


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Twenty Year Picture Droptop Supercars 1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, 1959-62 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet, 1969-72 Maserati Ghibli SS Spider $550,000 $500,000 $450,000 $400,000 $350,000 1983 1984 19851986 1986 19871988 19891 01991 $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $0 1992 1  1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 20012002 Additional data compiled from SCM archives.)  (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1959-62 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet 1969-72 Maserati Ghibli SS Spider This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888/760-2667* You can't trust them with just anyone. c!, task it Prized Possessions. , 2,04A,A The HALEY MOTORSPORTS Collection 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 trackinWcommunication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesstarriage.com Models Prints & Posters Books Automobilia & More www.haleymotorsports.com Secure Online Ordering  Telephone (636) 828-4389 Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Travel consultant for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 47.2 aitir5e1ts$9 LL'Arviatie krarrivn:‘, :situ% 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 In N) 973-742-2692.fax 973-742-8369 June, 2002 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 email: stephanie@journeystcom j6VRAVOY 61


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS GENEVA SWITZERLAND Auction Reports continuedfrom page 42 AMERICAN minor marks to paint and trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,753. Even ftheir cam belts and clutches are excessively costly to renew, Testarossas at this price provide extraordinary value for the money. This car was cheaper to land than many 308 GT4 Dinos! #111 1986 LA1VMORGIHNI JALPA Targa. Body by Bertone. S/N ZA9J00000GLA122. Black/beige with black piping. LHD. Odo: 20,315 miles. Well presented overall, with no - #124-1939 CHEVROLET PICKUP Truck. S/N 14JCO24531. Red over black/black. LHD. Odo: 38,205 kms. "Steve McQueen Ranch" eBay/Kruse Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey February 23, 2002 Auctioneer: Dean Kruse Number of automotive lots: 49 Number of automotive lots sold: 12 Sale rate: 24.5% Sale total: $1,162,150 . NOT SOLD AT $11,883. Even McQueen provenance couldn't raise the required $15,000. #125 signage. Older restoration now in only average retail condition with various paint chips. Cond: 2 - apparent faults. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,190. Despite their 3.5-liter, 255-bhp V8s, Jalpas have always been underrated by the market. This one outperformed the forecast by $5,300. #135 1989 FERRARI F40 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFGJ34B0000807. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 50,680 kms. Considering four owners and high-for-model mileage, paint finish was - with pitted door handles. Original trim fabric worn. Supercharger not working. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,011. $1,000 more was required. Considering condition, an offer of $6,000 would have been generous. #140 - 1958 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF very glossy with only minor wear to driver's seat. Super engine bay presentation enhanced with shiny mufflers. No signs of any repairs to carbon-fiber panels. Paint original and unmarked. Cond: 1 - - CATALINA Sedan. S/N P858H23859. White with gray side stripe/white and gray. LHD. Au- 1989 FERRARI 328 GTS Targa. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFXA20MCK00810. Red/ beige. LHD. Odo: 87 miles. Supplied new in . NOT SOLD AT $154,478. Even though the high mileage must have made potential owners suspicious, this one had to be worth $160,000 to $170,000. #110 tomatic. Well repainted. Brightwork mostly excellent. Original interior all good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,338. Even the mid-estimate price paid here seemed like a good value.• Tucker, Georgia, with optional roof spoiler. One owner and never registered. Incredibly low mileage—only clocked through regular startups and moving around. Absolutely original and truly mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $59,455. Just over the top estimate was deservedly forthcomingfrom the second owner of what must be the world's best example of this model, which was valued at over $29,000 more than the Testarossa in this sale! 64  Reach a Targeted Audience Advertise in Sports Car Market Call (503) 261-0555 x 202 for information and rates - or online at 1955 KAISER MANHATTAN Sedan. S/N K542003525. Two-tone green/green. LHD. Automatic. Very average paint. Poor brightwork - D Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics isaster oftitanic proportions? Signs of marketplace uncertainty? The end of the classic car market as we know it? Nope. A bit of a slow-motion train wreck, perhaps. After sales like this, it's important to remember some of the platitudes we teach ourselves. Like the fact that Babe Ruth struck out more often than he hit home runs, or that Toyota failed when it first tried to enter the US market, or that Boy George once had a career. There is no simple post-mortem here. Wrong cars? Possibly. The sale was loaded with American Classics, not at present the hottest segment of the collector car market. Wrong venue? Maybe, as the Taj Mahal was on the other side of town from where the "regular" Atlantic City auction was going on. (This sale took place while the other auction was still in progress. Was that such a good idea?) Bad timing? I don't think so. The market is, was and remains strong as of this writing. In 30 years of attending classic car auctions, (I started young, really) I don't think I've ever seen such a high percentage of freshly restored cars. The quality of the majority of cars on offer was stunning, and if this had been a concours instead of an auction, it would have been a tough job just to decide which cars would take top honors. High: Lot #1015, 1933 Packard Twelve Series 1107 convertible, sold for $193,600, including buyer 's premium Buyer's' premium on sold lots included: 10% • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Notable sales include a stunning 1933 Packard V12 Convertible Roadster. Sporty, but not to everyone's taste in bright green livery, it made $193,600. An experimental mid-engine 1964 Corvette followed a new owner home for $155,100, and a 1946 Chrysler Town & Country two-door coupe—the 2002 season's car to have, this one a "prototype"—changed owners for $100,100. The lone Ferrari sale was an almost-new 1991 348 tb for $57,750. Another platitude to remember: it wasn't too long ago that Donald Trump, owner of the Taj Mahal Casino where this event was held, was on the skids himself. And with that unbeatable combination of a huge ego and other people's money, he made quite a comeback for himself. Forget the lousy sales percentages and honor the quality of the cars on offer here and set your sights forward to the next auction. The Donald would want it that way.—D.K. Sports Car Market


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m e le min  ENGLISH SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE ATLANTIC Cm' NJ GERMAN #1002-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Open Tourer. Body by Barker. S/N 21UF. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 38,274 miles. 7.2-liter motor. This handsome tourer needs and #1026-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II Convertible. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N LSAE639. Gold/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 41,386 miles. Very good chrome. Good paint #1009-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 Cabriolet. S/N 0155052. Green/green leather. LHD. Odo: 28,261 miles. Full fitted luggage, needs, yet is quite complete and has never seen a restoration shop. White paint has scratches, shows dirty. Older chrome and stainless faded, needs professional polishing. The "Riviera Trials" car. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $74,250. Formerly owned by Sir Henry Royce, this car defines the very essence of the word "patina." Owned by a prominent Washington D.C. area collector purchased by a prominent Philadelphia area dealer A good buy and a good sell. #1042 - 1937 BENTLEY 4% LITRE Drophead Coupe. S/N P3BW. Brown over tan/ gray leather. RI-ID. Odo: 38,335 miles. An attractive example of "the silent sports car." Not has some scratches. Rear window cap wood was not redone at the time the front wood was refinished. Redyed interior is loaded with cracks and is hardened. Green carpets no help. Tired, but will be a star with a new interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $123,750. This car looks very ungainly in photos; however, the P-110 headlights look good in person. Interior refreshing or replacement will make a huge difference here, as the color match from exterior to interior just won't cut it. Fresh wood will also help. #1001 1963 JAGUAR )(ICE 3.8 Roadster. S/N 878975. Olde English White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 31,346 miles. Includes factory hard top. - original style Becker radio. Fresh restoration is very tough to fault. Excellent paint, chrome, leather, cloth top, wood and glass. Reportedly cost $12,500 new. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. It takes another $20k to own this one. At this price level there are plenty of alternative choices, including many, many other automotive objects of desire. Very nice car; very thin market. #1029 - 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - GULLWING Coupe. S/N 5500168. Creme/red leather. LHD. Odo: 36,547 miles. Fitted lug- restored, but used with plenty of flaws and bits to pick at. The other side of this argument is that this is a car you could drive forever as is. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. One ofjust 1,234 4%-liter Bentleys built. A handsome car with a less-than-handsome paint color combination. Would be worth more with a very expensive restoration—not a likely prospect right now. #1012 - Coupe. S/N S836097DN. Taupe/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 55,312 miles. AM/FM cassette. Chrome wires. Bare-metal respray, all restoration receipts. Restoration appears fresh, but not brand new. Seats have nice patina, console free of dents and scratches. Good panel gaps, fresh top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. Sold for approximately the price of a restoration. After a decade °plat and declining prices, it seems that XKEs are becoming more popular with collectors and occasional users. Well bought; the hard top was a free bonus. #1008 - 1959 JAGUAR XK 150 Drophead 1973 JAGUAR XICE SIII V12 Con- vertible. S/N UD1S22870. Burgundy/black leather. LHD. Odo: 9,955 miles. Original miles. Stick, air, wires. Panasonic AM/FM CD. Plenty CLIENTELE FROM COAST TO COAST Niles, Michigan The ultimate in Four Wheel DRIVE-ing 1-888-BEST-4WD or visit us at . SOLD AT $39,050. Claimed factory fitted with triple-carb 150S motor Lets mark this in the "well bought" column. Its got a lot going for it, including the arguably better looks ofthe coupe versus the convertible. Now, where's that vintage A/C guy? ell-done, older restoration. Some paint flaws, but a nice presentation. Very clean and fresh interior, with only some light wear to leather. Cond: 2 - June, 2002 of paint flaws including perceptible blend from front and conditioning to door. Older chrome is tired, has light pitting. Interior is quite nice, original style and complete. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Many of the punters present liked this car much more than I did. Too many stories for my taste. Low (owner claimed original) miles plus the right colors and equipment make this a Series III worth noting. www.greatlakeshummer.com Premiering 2002 The H2!! To Reserve one of the FIRST H2s Please Call Kirk Kenaga at 1-888-237-8493 or E-mail kirkk@greatlakeshummercom a A Classic Doesn't Have To Be Old 65


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAY1KRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ gage, tools, owner's manual and pouch all displayed with the car. Fully detailed underhood, interior and chassis. Paint chips on front fender, balance of paintwork good. Good glass, excellent interior. Correct concave Mercedes emblem in grille. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Not afresh restoration, but a car that the owner has actually used. High bid wasn't high enough to pry this one loose from the seller Catalog states "may be the best Crullwing in America." Well, no, but it is nice. #1037 1955 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER. S/N 80705. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 64,166 miles. Older repaint shows lots of flaws, stainless and chrome trim complete, but weak. Wellworn interior, rubber mats show wear. A Speedster, just as you saw them 25 years ago when - Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 75,855 miles. Nardi wood steering wheel, 1600 Normal motor, full chrome wheels and caps. Full of Porsche accessories, very nicely restored car, fully detailed chassis, engine compartment spotless. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. One of fewer than 1,000 Convertible Ds built. Methinks the chandelier held the high bid on this one. Very nice restoration, well presented; however, this clearly wasn't a Porsche crowd. The right car, the wrong venue. ITALIAN #1004-1953 OSCA MT4 Race Car. S/N 1126. White/black leather. LHD. Dual Webers on an OSCA-designed dual-overhead camshaft emmeelimeliele. Odo: 5,273 miles. Two owners from new, original miles. Becker radio, protective vinyl still on door sills. Doctor owner purchased in March 1974 with 3,000 miles. 2,000 miles since. Small ding by rear side indicator light, repainted trunk. Good gaps. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Worth more to an end user than the price bid. The pipeline of low-mile 246 GTSs will eventually start to run dry; however the crowd at this auction proved more than once their aversion to sports cars. #1011 1977 FERRARI 512 BB Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 21171. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 60,822 miles. Good paint, - they were only old Porsches. Very honest presentation. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Lots of potential bidders mistook this combination of early 1970s restoration and repairs to be original, as the patina of age has given credence to its look Its not all original, and that 's okay. Just don't pay more thinking that it is. #1007 - 1958 MERCEDES BENZ 220S - Convertible. S/N A1800308500462. Burgundy/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 19,044 miles. Complete frame-up restoration in 2000. AM/FM cassette. four-cylinder motor. Shiny white paint has some dust, but, hey, it's an old race car. Cockpit painted battleship gray. Leather seats, wood steering wheel and rubber mats. Eye-catching. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Monterey in the summer is a much more appropriate venue for an open race-bred car than Atlantic City in the dead ofwinter That said, $50k was way low. Bonhams just sold the best MT4 (ex-"Gentleman Jim" Kimberly) for $266,500. #1027 - 1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Convert- ible. Body by Michelotti. S/N 16467. Orange/ tan and brown leather. LHD. Odo: 5,624 miles. some chemical and heat bubbling. Interior shows wear, but remains serviceable. Michelin TRX tires on star mags. Said to have its EPA release and complete service history. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Almost a generic Boxer in stock red and black livery. High mileage proves this is no garage or trailer queen. Look for the price to climb a bit on these Ferraris in the near future as they represent a tremendous amount of car for the money. #1041 1991 FERRARI 348 tb Berlinetta. S/N ZFFRG35A2M00995. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 93 miles. A brand-new car with some - Very good to excellent paint and chrome. Good glass and excellent wood. Interior nice, but not crisp. Windshield rubber and some windlace shows wear—it should have been replaced. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. 1,280 built, the successor to the 220A. Restoration in 2000. Nicely presented, but not a national prize contender until someone drops a few thousand more in to complete the restoration. High bid should have been enough to get the job done. #1013 - 1959 PORSCHE 356A Convertible D. Body by Drauz. S/N 85731. Eng.# 72251. Older repaint has some divots and scratches. No exterior chrome, all trim is body or exterior color. Wild '70s disco interior in good shape. Lacks only taste and cleaning. Driver's door sticks out. A real Spyder that doesn't look as good as a conversion. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. Lots of air bids here, as owner is convinced this "Speciale" is worth much, much more than the $400k "bid " Go purchase a clue somewhere, then we'll talk A Daytona in a color and condition (almost) no one loves. #1043 - 1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 05476. Silver/tan leather. LHD. new paintwork apparent, but most is original. Very good exterior trim. Owner's manual and leather case displayed with the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,750. Sold at what would be a retail price for a car with miles; this was a bargainfor an end user or perhaps evenfor a dealer I'll request an explanation for the paintwork, however before I sign on the dotted line. And some service history records to verify miles. #1019 1995 FERRARI F355 Berlinetta. S/N 2FFPR41A1501002. Red/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 12,150 miles. Full books, records - and tools. Some light scratches on the paint, windshield has two scratched areas. Wear to driver's seat bolster, ashtray lid paint scarred. AM/FM CD in dash, Pirelli P-Zero tires. Cond: 66  Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ ENIWINNIVE•s• 2 . NOT SOLD AT $75,000. 1995 was the first year of 355 importation. No bidder interest was detected save for a few bargain hunters who thought they could catch someone asleep at the switch. - AMERICAN #1005 1929 PACKARD 626 PROTOTYPE - Race Car. SN 166928C. Black/red leather. LH:D. Odo: 312 miles. Magnificently presented. All Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $370,000. It would be hard to imagine what an awesome sight this Duesenberg presented in a world just starting to fill with cars like Model Ts and Model As. In need of a total repaint. Chrome, leather and glass all remain very good to excellent. #1031 - 1931 CHRYSLER CG IMPERIAL Sport Phaeton. S/N N/A. Burgundy/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 7,836 miles. Older restoration still quite nice. Very good paintwork and leather. LHD. Odo: 64,883 miles. Full restoration by Stone Barn in New Jersey. Dual sidemounts, "solar" headlights, rumble seat. Interior appears as new. Just a few road miles off of a #1 condition rating. A very handsome car, well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $193,600. Nice car; nice money. Frog-in-ablender green is not everyone's first color choice but it somehow seemed to work on the sporty body style presented. Not a bargain, but still very well bought. #1016 1935 AUBURN 851 Convertible. S/N 3432A. Eng.# GG3899. Burgundy/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 50,459 miles. Restoration - the painted parts are glossy and fresh, all the bare metal parts are polished and/or chromed. No windshield, Goodrich Silverstone tires. Said to be the earliest Packard prototype in existence. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $200,000. In- cludes a 1958 letter from Charles Lindbergh with recollections about this car, recalling being driven at the Packard proving grounds at an average of 128 mph. A car for serious Packard collectors. Worth more. #1028 1930 CADILLAC V16 Convertible. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 70103. Silver and black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 40,318 miles. - chrome. Light wear throughout, no chips or scratches; however, gaskets and fittings are not as new as expected. Short-fitting front carpet shows jute backing. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. A little more attention to detail was needed to make this car into the #2+ it could easily be. The low and rakish top gives this CG Imperial a gangster stance on a "LeBaron style" rebody. A likeable car just not worth much more than the bid. #1044 - 1932 AUBURN DUAL RATIO Pha- eton. S/N 12161A218714. Light blue over dark blue. LHD. Odo: 27,024 miles. Very fresh restoration, still looks as new. Certified as a category #1 car by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg by Stone Barn, completed in 2001. Judged best in class at AACA spring meet, New Jersey region. In need of some detail work now, but can be a #1 car with some spit and polish. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. While a handsome car; the four-door convertible body style would have trouble getting arrested for being overly sporty. Not enough interest in the house to get above restoration costs. #1024 - Coupe. S/N B602377. Regatta blue/red leather. LHD. Odo: 1,006 miles. Excellent paint. Beautiful chrome and burl dash. Wood-grained window frame. Dual sidemotmts. Golf club door. -  !, 7i-1!" . NOT SOLD AT $300,000. No money in the house on this gorgeous, rolling automotive sculpture. In a hall that was filled with outstanding classics, this beautiful V16 stood out. #1032 The right colors, the right car. Older restoration with some cracking and wear, but not ready for more restoration. Well-documented history includes first owner Jimmy Walker, NYC mayor. Cond: 2 - - 1930 DUESENBERG J Sports Se- dan. Body by Franay. S/N 2238. Eng.# J365. Grape/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 1,190 miles. Dual Club. Won first place in category at ACD meet, 2000. Includes papers and tools. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $93,500. A bargain price, as this car was sold with afresh restoration and recent showwinning history. Expect to see this trend continue, as owners who have to part with their cars rarely receive more than the cost of restoration when selling—even afresh car #1015 - 1933 PACKARD 1105 Convertible Roadster. S/N 172483. Medium green/saddle No visible flaws. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $159,500. One of 19 built, reportedly just four remain. Handsome, imposing,fresh and correct. A beautiful pre-war classic. Impressive restoration. Market correct price. #1020 - 1941 LINCOLN ZEPHYR Ambu- lance. S/N H110650. Red/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 65,279 miles. Faired-in emergency lights • :31111111111 4"‘ 1939 PACKARD 1707 Convertible sidemotmts, sunroof, divider window. Altimeter, speedometer, Jaeger clock fitted to rear compartment. Some paint flip-flop, such as bubbling in trunk area. Heavy metallic paint. Excellent chrome, some wear to very good leather. 68 on roof, etched glass with clear cross, full leather litter and chair combo to rear. Excellent paint and chrome, very good leather. 1998 AACA se- Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ nior first place car. A big bit nicer than the day it left the factory. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. The unusual combination of a Lincoln and an ambulance was enough to evoke bidder interest. Well restored and lots of fun bits to keep the vintage fire apparatus crowd happy. Was listed as "sold" on Florida dealer 's Web site with a $125,000 asking price. #1023 - 1946 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- TRY Coupe. S/N 7100001. Light green/blue and green plaid cloth and leather. LHD. Odo: 199 miles. Excellent wood, bodywork and interior. Bondo found on trunk lid, let's hope it's just filling a dent. Great car overall. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Odometer reset at restoration. I doubt the Bondo was hiding any rust or rot, but it was disconcerting to find it on a vehicle otherwise this nice. High bid was fair Seller might be hard pressed to do better #1003 - 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E57S100013. Black with silver coves/orange vinyl. LHD. Odo: 55,203 miles. Two tops. A nice older restoration with built with body-colored bumpers; a rare example of a GM styling studio escapee. Could be the cornerstone of a Corvette collection. Interesting stuff #1030 - 2000 TUCKER 48 PROTOTYPE Sedan. Body by IDA Automotive. S/N N/A. Blue. LHD. Odo: 567 miles. Cadillac Northstar Chrome has some very slight refinishing flaws, just shy of excellent. Some slight paint discoloration in the roof rack area. A very nice example, just a few points from perfect. Ex-Lloyd Mays and Charles Crawley. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $100,100. 1211/2-inch wheelbase, one of one twodoor sedans. Confirming its status as this decade's hot postwar car, Town & Countrys in all variants continue to bring over-the-top money #1018 - 1950 PACKARD SUPER DELUXE Convertible. SN 237953095. Packard maroon/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 431 miles. Power windows, seats, antenna. Reverse lights, fog lights, XP-819 Convertible. S/N DR138001M0. Medium blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 3,087 miles. Frame cut, put back together. Rearmounted 350-hp, 327-c.i. engine. Fully independent rear suspension, 90-inch wheelbase, 44 inches high, 2,700 pounds. Running prototype. Lots of scratches, flaws, wear and general neglect evident. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $155,100. Designed when rear-engine cars were to be the next big thing. This is the first Corvette - 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE radio, Packard wire wheels. Only minor exterior cleaning and buffing keep this car from being a #1- car. Excellent paint, flawless interior. Chrome rear window trim has some scratches. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. It's hard not to love this combination of beautiful restoration, great equipment and rich colors. At the bid price, I doubt if restoration costs came close to being covered and don't blame the seller for waiting for another day #1035 - 1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 546240871. Cream white/red leather. LHD. Odo: 572 miles. Parade boot. One of the nicest 1950s Cadillacs recently seen. Every bit of chrome redone, lenses clear, interior correct and well fitted. Faded whitewalls. Some Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1971 Porsche 911E Insured Value: $25,000 Liability: $300,000 Annual Premium: $209 miles. Thick paint has a small crack at front of hood opening. Some scratches where soft top fits. Most chrome good, some pitting on the tiny bits and discolored stainless. Both seats show wear, driver's seat split. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,050. No national prizes here, just show-and-shines. Slightly aboveaverage price for a slightly below-average car. The seller should be pleased. With plenty of other 1957 Corvettes to chose from, "kind of nice" rarely gets buyers very excited. #1021 V8 motor. Independent rear, 3+3 seating. Billet steering wheel. Builder digitized a copy of a real Tucker and made a "prototype." Is there a line forming somewhere for Tucker replicas that I didn't hear about? Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. A prototype that reminds one of a partrod, part-kit-car job. Plenty of air bids to make the consignor feel a little better Not the venue for selling this Frankentucker, but what is? Lots of pre-auction hype worn clown to a no-sale result.• Sell your classic car in Sports Car Market for as little as $15 per month. See form after page 72 for details. • "0" Deductible  • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co. GREARwEgrow C.APANIES (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com June. 2002  Parish' Heacock INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS No Affiliation with Porsche" Cars NA is intended or implied. 69


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1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, S/N 1276. Midnight blue/ natural pigskin, 1989 concours-winning restoration. Topend rebuild and freshening in progress. All records and manuals. Same owner last 22 years. CD-ROM available. $59,000 restored / $49,000 as is. Al Cortese, (202) 6379696, awc@corteseplIc.com . (DC) (Jun) 1967 Mercedes 230SL, 126,000 mi. Rare horizon blue, navy soft top, white hard top, blue interior. Runs and looks great, no rust or damage. Automatic, A/C, original Becker radio, rear jump seat. $18,500. Dennis Napier, (858) 4556831, e-mail dennisn@sansr.com . (CA) (Jun) 1982 Ferran 400i Automatic. SN F101 CL 37337. Beautiful blue metallic exterior, ice blue carpets, tan leather seats. 10-disc CD changer. Good Michelin TRX metric tires on polished Cromodora rims. Tools and parts manual included. Excellent condition. $26,900. Charles Stitzer, (804) 323-1192 e-mail expertchas@comcast.net . (VA) (Jun) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300hp, auto, air, PS, PB, PW, 62m. Dark green with green. Very nice, correct car. $35,000. (818) 481-2200, Aaron Ruskin. (CA) (Jun) www.concoursautos.com (Jun) Cobra 427 1987 Jaguar XJS-C Cabriolet. V12, one of 1,000 imported, original silver birch, new chocolate tops. Professionally maintained, second owner. 87k miles. $14,500. (503) 7844854. (OR) (Jun) 1983 GTV-6 Balocco. 336/350, great CA car, rosso red, black leather int. Almost original, engine serviced 93k miles. $5,000 obo. Call (619) 733-5155, jcandc@att.net . (CA) (Jun) 1934 MG-PA Airline Coupe, VIN 6066, restored 1987 by 1936 Auburn Supercharged 852 Cabriolet, concours MG Enthusiast magazine. Very charming and rare. restoration of rust-free Arizona car. Rich maroon, w/ tan $49,500. (503) 678-2598 or stewda@aol.com . (OR) (Jun) English leather. Drivetrain rebuilt by Auburn master John Forsyght. Ray Kennett, M-F: 8-5, Sat: 8-12. (845) 4852557, www.geocities.com/superchargedauburn, e-mail: kennettr@aol.com . (NY) (Jun) SCM Showcase 1971 Jaguar XKE. Complete restoration. Beautiful eggplant color. Show winner. Never winter driven. $70,000 in receipts. Asking $45,000. Call Brad, (403) 288-3292 evenings. (ALBERTA, CANADA) (Jun) 1976 Jaguar XJ6C. Concours or drive anywhere. Three firsts, two seconds in five entries. Silver/navy leather. Nicest coupe available. $19,500. (541) 3824112 days, (541) 383-1807 evenings. (OR) (Jun) 1970 Porsche 911T Targa. Third owner, no rust. 1983 Porsche 911SC convertible, black leather Euro headlights, "S" gauges and other interior, 115,000 miles, great condition. (702) 363upgrades. 123k miles. Excellent condition. 7660, $16,000. (NV) (Jun) $10,000. Call (585) 392-6074 eve. or Itodaro@prodigy.net . (NY) (Jun) at? Two 1960 Auto Union 1000 Sp Coupes. White car: 54,000 mi. unrestored in excellent driving condition. Garaged since new. Blue car: 52,000 mi. and complete, but needs restoration. $9,900 for both cars. Dudley Haines, (760) 363-6903, email Revivant@Thegrid.net . (CA) (Jun) 2002 Ural LC-750 Classic Sidecar motorcycle. 750-cc, electric or kick start. Reverse. Spare tire,tonneau cover, side car windshield. Manufactured since 1939. The classic look and feel of the famed BMW R-60/2 with modern improvements. $9,950, including shipment within the continental US. Championms.com (508) 3369700. (MA) (Jun) Harley-Davidson Racing collection. 1970 (Iron) XR, 1972 (alloy) XR, 1975, 1977 and 1980. Each motorcycle 100% restored to original. One of the only collections in existence. Truly for the enthusiast. $142,500. Serious inquiries only. Also, 1972 XR750XRTT available separately. (781) 245-4219. Interesting trades will be considered. (MA) (Jun) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk IA. B382002152 289-c.i., 4-sp L.A.T. Wheels, L.A.T. headers. Very original, family owned from new. All history known. BRG, blk int., no rust or accidents ever, always garaged. Exc. in and out. Show cond. and authenticated. Original tool kit and extra parts. Original CA blackplate car. $27,000. (530) 241-5833. (CA) (Jun)


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NIMMINED SCM Showcase 1959 Devin SS. S/N SR 4-5. Full competition restoration, 11th (of 15) Devin SS built. Documented three-owner car. Extremely fast, safe and reliable. $175,000. Mike at (303) 947-7788, www.fuchsmach.com . (CO) (Jun) 1982 Alfa Spider. Red/tan, all cosmetics redone to better than factory standards. IAP springs, Bilsteins, Ansa exhaust, Alpine three-disc, recent valve job, rust-free California car, very reliable and fun to drive. $10,000. Call Eric Gordon at (818) 705-1670 or e-mail alfspy@aol.com for more details. (CA) (Jul) 1959 Alfa Romeo Sprint. Vintage race or street. Removeable roll bar, eight-gallon fuel cell, fivespeed Veloce motor by Oliveria Engineering, new Hoosier Vintage TD tires, racing belts and vintage bucket seats. Excellent paint and body. $14,900. Al Pyne, (828) 428-0290; e-mail bkpyne@aol.com . (NC) 1955 OSCA MT-4 TN Le Mans 1500-cc "Simpson" LSR engine. Outstanding history/provenance (Ernie McAfee, Tim Considine, Bill Leyden) and four Mille Miglia events. Just fully restored to the highest standards. One of the most famous/important in the world and in every book. (516) 367-1616, e-mail singer356@aol.com . (NY) (Jun) .1111111110ML - J• 1971 XKE Jaguar 4.2 roadster. Fresh restoration, ready to drive anywhere. White/black interior. $30,000 obo, call (201) 384-6166. Cell: (201) 4463825. E-mail for photos: louiselectric@yahoo.com . (NJ) (Jun) 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400. Ex-Briggs Cunningham museum vehicle, chassis number 3249. Current mileage 12,537. Current owner wishes to sell to serious collector. $95,000 firm. Dan Tortora, (508) 248-6092. (MA) (Jun) 1951 Ferrari 212 S/N EL179 (195 eng. #0835). Like a mini 340 Mexico restored by Ferrari Shop in the Netherlands. Asking $500,000 (will take small p/ exchange). Fax 011 31 43 3218259 (Jack Braam Ruben). (NETHERLANDS) (Jun) 1953 SIATA 208-S. World's most original example: engine, transmission, interior, wheels.. .no body damage ever, repainted once. A preservation, time-warp car. (516) 367-1616, e-mail singer356@aol.com . (NY) (Jun) 1981 308 GTSi, midnight metallic, 23k miles, top- 1954 XK 120S. Frame-off restored, 1,250 break- 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL. 4-speed. Tan interior/ 1949 Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta aluminum body, notch car, $32,500; or 1978 308 GT4, 47k miles, red in miles, all sorted and ready to enjoy. Details at soft top. Very nice, solid car. $19,500. (541) 382- chassis #213472. FIVA-FIA papers, 4-cyl., Webers, leather, luggage, $22,500. Russ, (503) 263-6964, www.classic-motors-online.com . $58,900 obo, 4112 days, (541) 383-1807 evenings. (OR) (Jun) Fab. Torino in Europe, Targa Florio finish, 2001. e-mail russ@vh2q.com . (OR) (Jun) must sell. (434) 528-0631, bowmanpj $79,000, (785) 266-5555. (KS) (Jun) @hotmail.com . VA) (Jun) 1953 Mercedes-Benz Cab A, dark gray, maroon leather, gray top, complete, everything works, partially restored, runs great, some spares, CA car, have original build sheet, $30,500 obo. Dave, (310) 540-5493. (CA) (Jun) 1985 Ferrari 400i V12. Outstanding original condition, only 28,000 miles with service history. Ultra-rare factory sunroof, telephone, alarm, radar and all tools. Very low price of only $26,000, or pay more at Kruse's June 1 Las Vegas auction. (949) 642-0221. (CA) (Jun) 1985 Avanti. Exceptional 12,800-mile Arizona car, original owner, excellent light blue paint, handpainted pinstripes, dark blue leather, full power, HO engine, dual radiator fans, most factory options, security, undercoating, extra window tint, $23,800. (928) 468-6212. (AZ) (Jun) 1961 Lancia Appia Zagato GTE. ASI certificate, aluminum body, Fab. Torino, Chassis #4947, twodoor hardtop, new cream interior and navy exterior, 3C Sport, 152 small bhp version of 2.8-liter engine. $49,000, (785) 266-5555. (KS) (Jun) classicshowcase:dom 1987 Ferrari 412, S/N 65505. Marroni metallic/tan, AT, dual NC, 4,000 mi., service records, no stories, EPA/DOT, virtually brand new, $50,000, (480) 5959897 or (248) 626-7251. (AZ/MI) (Jun) Sho case Gallery "Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles World Class Restoration Facility, Guaranteed Show Winners" Classic Showcase Sales Dept: 760-747-3188 • Buying/Restoring: 760-747-9947 • Fax: 760-747-4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3028 USA • management@classicshowcase.com 71


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com. Bonhams. 415/391-4000, fax 415/ 391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW71HH. 44-207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- 4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Kruse International. 800/968- 815/568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . Kensington Motor Group, Inc. Poulain Le Fur. 33-01 58 05 06 07, fax 33-01 45 72 07 77. Commissaire Priseur, Palais des Congres de Paris, 2, place de la Porte Maillot, no 48, 75853 Paris Cedex 17. e-mail: automobile @poulainlefur.com.www.poulainlefur.com . RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rmauctions.com . Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classiccarauction.com . Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.netwww.silverauctions.com. Smith & Santiago. 800/944-2816, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcg1obal.net . APPRAISALS 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Steve Cram's Automobile AppraisalService.415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. E-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. Call 503/261-7127 x202 for information, e-mail artdir@sportscarmarket.com . ofneed: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals @cosmopolitanmotors.com . (WA) USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com; Web: www.usappraisal .com . (VA) Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/ 385-5875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584- 332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@sfgate.com; www.bestyellow.com/ classic/index.htm. Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/ 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness.www.auto appraisal.com , email: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- 2880. fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com. (MI) Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111, fax 260/920-2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most ofnationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. Classic Car Research. 248/557_ AUTOMOBILL4 Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-offhammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791 L'art et l'automobile gallery & auction house: 631/329-8580 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20/year or online at www.arteauto.com . We carry a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: jvautoart @aol.com, fax: 631/329-8589. (NY) 568-1934, fax 805/568-1533. Santa Barbara, CA. European classic and sports car specialists. Buy, sell, locate, consign, consult. Over 34 years of experience. Put our experience to work for you. www.charlescrail.com . Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/4676531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles ofparticular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time 72  467-6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales @cosmopolitanmotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754, www.fantasy junction.com, e-mail sales@fantasy junction.com. Specializing in European Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ BUY/SELL/GE1VERAL Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/ collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling ofhistoric sports cars and racing cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grand prixclassics.com. (CA) 00, fax 41-31-81951 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 www.historicalcars.com We Buy—We Sell—We Find. Europe/US/ Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years ofexperience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time —Any place—Anywhere. www. historicalcars.com . MotorCities.com - You don't pay unless we sell your car...period - Expert eBay Auction Pages—DAILY eBay Auction Watch—Collector Car Database—We'll sell your collector car or motorcycle to a buyer nationwide, or worldwide, usually in 30 days or less. Contact Chris at—Phone: 801-792-1882—Fax: 443-342-0755—Email: chris@motor cities.com. (MD) USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com. COLLECTOR CAR PVSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online at www. AmericanCollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Putnam Leasing. "Your Best Way to Lease the Best." Greenwich, CT: 800/278.0071; Scottsdale, AZ: 888/ 995.5800. Sole authorized leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson and Cavallino Classic. Lease to own. Custom-tailored leases from 24-60 months. Equity transfers and early-termination rebates for business and individual needs, serviced coast to coast. Dealer inquiries welcome. New, pre-owned and collectibles since 1983. COLLECTOR C4R FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/ Please visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . Premier Financial Services. 203/ 267-7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years ofexperience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/ Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com. 2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info @cosdel. corn; Web site: www.cosdel.com . Passport Transport. 800/325- CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777- TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/ 236-4549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24-hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/859-1585 Talk to me anytime. Thank you. 4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coastto-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.inter citylines.com. (MA) 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ 3303, fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. www.restoreautomobiles.com . VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/926-1815. ALFA ROMEO Parts Alfa Ricambi. 626/281-7933, fax 626/281-7931. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 431 S. Raymond Ave., Unit Sports Car Market Creative Workshop. 954/920


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101, Alhambra, CA 91803. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/ 525-9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/ 447-0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www.centerlinealfa.com . International Auto Parts. 800/788- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory ofAlfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20-time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years of experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Lightweight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. E-mail Alleake @aol.com, 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. (CA) The DiFafta Brothers, LTD. 800/ 638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades ofexperience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and 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 ofexperience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 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. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair and restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503/274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six June, 2002  issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/ fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization ofAC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin-Heale), Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHCUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org . Aston Martin Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR1/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization ofJaguar enthusiasts in US/Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthlyJaguar Journal magazine. wwwjcna.com . Morgan Northshore Sportscars Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site northshoresportscars.com Lake Bluff, IL 847-247-0447. Rolls-Royce/Bentley Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and RollsRoyce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/ 650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar car parts. 25 years of experience in finding all kinds ofparts. Lots ofspare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts .com. If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/parts/cars ofpre-war period and '50s and early '60s. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/ 535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/ 635-3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www .symbolicmotors.com . Gran Turismo Motors. 818/546- 2971, fax 818/546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Ferrari service, sales and concours-winning restorations. Enthusiast-owned and operated with an experienced and friendly technical team ready to deliver the complete Ferrari ownership experience. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '505, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS). 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SL. Large database of older MBs. Free listing of your car. Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds ofcars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr.wwvv.mbca.org . Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/ 424-1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy topquality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com. Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Porsche Porsche Market Letter. 888/928- 9111, fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, P.O. Box 567, Socorro, NM 87801. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. I year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $100). phil@pmletter.com ; www.pmletter.com . 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org. Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865- 6661, fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive, Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@sunlink.net . AMERICAN Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. 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You Write, We Read continued from page 12 swap it for anything—it's a lot better than the XJ-Ss my wife and I used to run when I worked for Jaguar in the States.—Ian Norris, Leamington Spa, Great Britain SCM thanks you for the clarification.—ED. Dear SCM: This is the first magazine in years that I read cover to cover, and although I have no collection, I've been a car nut since 1955, when! was 15. At the time, I had fallen in love with the Austin-Healey 100/4, as shown in the April issue (page 24). A friend of my father's came by one Sunday in one, and let me drive it for the afternoon. What absolute joy! I had a smile on my face that nearly split it in two. I talked my father into driving it (who could have cared less), and he also had a smile the entire time. I've never owned one, and once full grown, I couldn't fit in one, but the memory lives on.—H. D. Neumann, Redwood City, CA Dear SCM: I don't know if "not sold at $32,000" means that bidding stopped at $32,000 and the reserve was higher, or bidding stopped somewhere south of that and the reserve was $32,000.—Jim McElhiney, Monaco Jim, "not sold at $32,000" means that the final bid declared on the auction block was $32,000, and that the car did not sell.—ED. Dear SCM: Yours is by far my favorite magazine. Since you regularly ask for reader comments, I have one: In the November issue, on page 38, you state that RM Auction prices for their Meadow Brook sale include a "Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10%." The first car shown (Lot #57) was not sold at $55,000. Had it sold, would the buyer have actually been asked to fork out $60,500? The second car shown (Lot #42) was sold at $90,200. Does that mean the seller went home with $82,000 and RM got the extra $8,200? This gets pretty difficult to communicate, especially where some auction houses charge one premium up to X dollars and another thereafter. I have confidence in your staff's ability to devise a clearer way to tell us what buyers spend and what sellers put in their pockets. Keep up the good work.—Tom Rounds, Palm Springs, CA 74  Tom, you raise an interesting question, and one that we have considered at some length. When a car is sold, there are really two prices that result: the amount the seller pays (hammer price plus buyer's premium) and the amount the seller gets (hammer price less seller 's commission and entry fee, if there is one). In our experience, it is nearly impossible to accurately report how much a seller nets from a sale. Auction companies may charge different seller 's premiums and entry fees depending on the number of cars a consignor brings or their value. In the case of highly prized cars that can be the centerpiece of an auction, the seller 's commision may be greatly reduced. However auction companies never negotiate on the buyer 's premium. So the one hard number we can present is the hammer price plus premium, and that represents exactly what someone had to pay to take a car home with them that day—ED. Dear SCM: So where were you going to post Keith Martin's 911 ownership disclaimer in his writeup panning the Porsche 928? A not-so-subtle rivalry often crops up between the snobbish 911 crowd and its irreverent 928 counterpart. It's urban legend that the 928 was once to replace the 911, that an American, Tony Lapine, designed much of the car and that in many respects the 928 is the German answer to the Corvette. Nevertheless, 911 owners gnash their teeth when we front-engine, water-cooled V8 types remind them that the 928 was the marque's flagship for over 25 years. And fast. Oh, yeah. This thing qualifies as a supercar. There is no denying history—the automotive press heralded the 928 as the prodigious GT car Martin must recognize. And make no mistake. It is perhaps the rarest of all Porsches— especially in GT and GTS form. People recognize that on the street and at the track—at least part of a classic's appeal is its reception in the public, not just the concours. These cars must be rare and awe-inspiring and the 928 is both indeed. What makes a collector car prizeworthy is not Keith Martin's blathering anecdotes, but the openmouthed stares of pedestrians and drivers alike when "Risky Business" drives by in all its thunderous glory. You can say that about no other Porsche. To the world at large, the 911 is little more than a glorified Volkswagen Beetle, no more notewor- thy than, say, the Volkswagen Thing, which you also recently featured. The 928 is already enjoying a slight appreciation in financial value—check the yearly reports. If Martin did his homework instead of obeying his 911 prejudice, he'd know that the 928 is a timeless classic and a fantastic driver.—David Cmelik, via e-mail I suppose that open-mouthed stares of pedestrians are one measure of value. Auction results are another—ED. Dear SCM: I read Dave Brownell's Profile about the A6G Maserati (March 2002, page 19) with great interest. It was particularly interesting to me because I became the lucky bidder at Christie's auction for this wonderful car. It truly was a trailer queen when I bought it; however, I want you to know that your wish has come true. My wife, Lisa, and I entered the car in the Colorado Grand rally (September 2001), which was less than 30 days after my purchase. We have bought auction cars in the past, but never took them on a rally so soon after a new acquisition. This time, though, we were so excited about driving the car that we couldn't wait. All we needed was a lot of confidence in its ability to be roadworthy. Although this car will remain in our private collection (it is not for 11  4 5 wiAMIrmaar"'” ":411140 k resale), as an authorized MaseratiFerrari dealer,! had my shop check it over so we could feel confident in taking it on the Colorado Grand. On top of that, we were lucky on the rally as we met Jay Jessup, the previous owner, and Greg Jones, who did the mechanical restoration. They walked us through all that was done to the car. Knowing how meticulous Greg is with his restoration work, coupled with my shop checking it out mechanically, we knew (keeping our fingers crossed) that the car would perform flawlessly for the entire four days of the rally. And we were right. You will see this car again—not at the auction, most likely not at a show, but rather on many future rallies. We find it's more fun to drive the cars we have than to just stare at them, though we drool just the same.—John and Lisa Weinberger, Naperville, IL irpox moo " Display Ad Index American Hobbyist Insurance...24 Barrett-Jackson  Birkin America  Bonhams  Brian D. Moore  Car Logistics  Carcoon  Centerline  Charles S. Crail  Christie's Int  Classic Showcase  Cosdel International Cosmopolitan Motors Eberhard & Co  29, 80 26 7, 17 11 60 48 11 16,54 5, 9 71 50 77 19 Executive Leadership Group..10 Exotic Car Transport  Ferrari of Orange County  Ferrari of Seattle  Great Lakes Hummer  Grundy Insurance  41 18 35 65 13 Guild of Automotive Restorers  25 Hagerty  Haley Motorsports Collection  61 Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  Italia Repro  Italparts  63 61 10 JC Taylor Insurance  J.J. Best Banc & Co  Jon Norman's Alfa Parts  Journey's Travel  48 48 52 55 23 61 Kruse International  31, 78-79 Leake Auctions  Passport Transport  Petersen Museum  Precious Metals  Premier Financial  Putnam  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Maserati Club International  48 Palm Fibre Coco Mats  Parish Heacock  27 50 69 21 80 54 18 15 45 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo 23 Silver Auctions  Steve Austin's Great Vacations...53 Tony LaBella  Vintage Rallies  2-3 62 50 59 White Post Restorations  54 Worldwide Auctioneers XKs Unlimited   67 26 Errata Carlo Vogele drove a 330 GTO in the Modena Cento Ore, not a 250 GTO, as reported in the May issue (page 6). The market opinions on the Christie's Retromobile market report, which also appeared in the May issue, were by Dave Brownell. Sports Car Market


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Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson Ferrari 550 Barchetta Hard Top Transform your 550 Barchetta into an all-weather cruiser with this aftermarket hard top. Unlike the standard soft top, which is only guaranteed up to 75 mph, the hard top is guaranteed to stay put during those 200-mph dashes to the local grocery store. The top combines an outer and an inner shell, each consisting of several carbon fiber layers, fixed by an interlayer filled with PU foam. Sold by Helmut Nossek for approximately $16,250, plus freight charges, the top weighs less than 40 pounds. DMS GmbH, +4989 14 98 96 02, fax +49 89 14 98 96 11, e Hardtop.de, www.Barchetta550-hardtop.de . - mail: info@Barchetta550 Matchbox Collectibles Barrett-Jackson Collection Matchbox, in association with Barrett-Jackson, has released a new line of die-cast collector cars. The 1/64-size miniatures are based on actual cars that crossed the auction block. The first Barrett-Jackson Collection Series features six collector cars, including a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop, a 1967 Volkswagen Microbus, and a 1971 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet. Price: $4.99 each. Matchbox, 800/524 - 8697, www.matchbox.com. Talbot Vintage Mirror These authentic racing mirrors are perfect for replacing hard-to-find originals. The housings are made of hand-spun aluminum, with a brushed satin finish for reduced glare. The mirror glass is available in flat or convex, and it's said to be nearly vibration free. Simple U-bolt mounting hardware included. Price: $108.50-$112.95. Truechoice Motorsports, 800/388 choice.com. - Leak Detection System This luminescent dye system helps find the real source of slow leaks. Just add the particular dye to the suspect reservoir (whether it be coolant, transmission fluid, fuel system, or power steering), and drive a short distance. Then use the included ultraviolet lamp to find the actual leak source. The dye does not alter the performance of the fluids it's used in, ac- cording to the manufacturer. Engine oil, coolant and transmission fluid dyes are included, and dyes for other fluids are available. Price: $89.99. Eastwood, 800/345 - 1178, www.eastwoodcompany.com. Rollback Sunshade As an alternative to those cumbersome, sometimes gaudy cardboard sunshades, try this rollback shade. It works much like a window shade and stops at any length, retracting with the push of a button. Fully unrolled, it measures 14 by 19 inches. Easy suction-cup mounting. Price: $9.95. Rand McNally Travel Store, 800/275 - 7263, vvww.randmcnally.com. June, 2002 Floor Pan and Trunk Restoration Kit - Keep your car from turning into a Fred Flintstone special with this do-it-yourself kit. Everything you'll need, including a metal-cleaning solution, prep solution, POR-15 rust protective paint, epoxy body putty, thinning solvent, abrasive fabric, brushes, gloves and a set of stepby-step directions, is included. Price: $120. RestoMotive Laboratories, 800/457-6715, www.por15.com. Stormshield Custom Car Covers If you're worried about your car's finish under a cover in wet or icy conditions, Stormshield covers are especially made for harsh weather. The special all-weather material is made of polyester filled with acrylic foam and finished with soft cotton fibers. It's available in a variety of colors, plus a new two-tone or flame pattern. Custom fit—check for availability for your vehicle. Price: $199-$239. CoverKing, 800/268 www.coverking.com. - NilckiSticks Magnetic Locators 8783, www.true 66.1.4 Niteguard Spotlight With a brightness equal to 1.5 million candles and a beam that reaches almost a mile, this spotlight has the intensity to let you see and be seen wherever you might need it for safety or emergency uses. It has a pistol-grip design for easy aiming, and the quartz-halogen bulb produces a whiter beam than conventional spotlight bulbs. Just don't aim it at other drivers! Uses a rechargeable 12-volt battery. Charger/adapter for 12volt DC and wall charger for AC are both included. Price: $54.35. AJ Prindle 866/774-8278, www.ajprindle.com . Do you have a favorite car product? Let others know by sending the information to copyed@sportscarmarket.com . 75 Need a little organization in your toolbox? These handy magnetic strips have colorful renditions of 26 commonly used auto tools, such as a multimeter, tire gauge and oil-filter wrench. Simply attach them to the corresponding drawers of your metal toolbox, and you'll be organized. The set also includes six blank strips for other tools. Price: $14.95, NikkiSticks, 866/482-2463, www.nikkistiks.com. 3754,


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this year, are expected to have a list price in the $4,000 range. The winning bids on Amazon were $160,100, $104,100 and $100,600. Thus, Segways join the long list of "how much will you pay to be the first on your block" items, which includes Prowlers, Vipers and Modena 360 Spyders. The prices paid may have been crazy, but were for a good cause, as the proceeds went to charity. Stick and ball stuff isn't our game, but fiscal arrogance is the same no matter where it turns up. The fellow who caught the ball Barry Bonds hit to tie Mark McGwire's home run record turned down $100,000 for the ball, calling the offer "ridiculous." He in turn offered the ball on the Internet, no doubt expecting substantially more. However, he received only two bids, and sold the misshapen-by-impact bit of horsehide for just $52,500. Who is ridiculous now? For the vigilant, there continue to be online bargains. A collection of three Strata Motor Oil cans was recently sold on eBay for $169.16 after only six bids. Two cases of these cans were recently discovered at an abandoned US air base in Belgium. Adorned with desirable images of airplanes, they generally sell for around $200 each, with a few going higher. So at a touch over $50 apiece, this was a very good deal. Not that many years ago, worn-out Porsche tractors could be obtained from local farmers just by agreeing to haul them away. Now sellers have farm equipment price guides tucked in the pockets of their bib overalls and prices have gone up accordingly, as Porsche collectors have been acquiring them to display alongside their 356s. Porsche made tractors from the late '30s through the early 1960s, all of which were painted red, and almost half the production was meant for export. In 1957 alone, Porsche made slightly over 10,000 units. They were offered with one, two, three or four cylinders and the heads were interchangeable. A restored Standard (two-cylinder) model recently sold on eBay Motors for $10,100 with 15 bids, which only seems reasonable when you consider that a restored 1952 Allis Chalmers sold at BarrettJackson in January for $27,000. nexpensive transportation is not always cheap. Case in point are the three Segway Human Transporters auctioned on Amazon.com in mid-February. These oneperson, battery-powered, gyroscope-stabilized high-tech scooters, when offered to the general public later, I Alas, no one took advantage of an opportunity to buy perhaps the world's fastest, and certainly a very silly, 1977 Fiat Spider 124 that was offered on eBay Motors. A 1978 Chevy 350 V8 had been shoehorned into the engine compartment, along with all the typical aftermarket goodies that are meant to make the car look fast, and maybe go fast too. The required opening bid was $10,006, enough to buy three or four stock Spiders. EBay Motors #1816570796-2002 KIRKHAM 427 ROADSTER. First bid: $500 Number of bids: 82. SOLD AT: $88,100. Date sold: 4/14/2002. David and Thomas Kirkham are building 427 Shelby Cobra bodies in a former defense factory in Poland. The workers—who were building Soviet MiG fighters in their former lives—have turned out about 250 aluminum car bodies. Some have been sold directly to Shelby American and the others are being shipped to Utah where additional parts are machined and final assembly takes place. The completed cars, sans drivetrain, sell for $59,900. The proceeds from the sale of this car, which was donated and has a 427 big block from Kinetic Racing Engines, will benefit the Emergency Room of NYU Downtown Hospital. EBay #1077316666—STANDARD OIL OF CALIFORNIA TEN-INCH PORCELAIN SIGNS. First bid: $1,000. Number of bids: 11. SOLD AT: $3,383.33. Date sold: 3/02/2002. These marvelous little porcelain signs were an absolute bargain as they were described as decals for some unknown reason. One sign was for Zerolene Motor Oil and the other for Red Crown Gasoline. They date from the '20s and are extremely rare in any condition. These were near-mint and would have been a decent buy at twice the price. EBay #1085433176—FOUR-FOOT FERRARI DEALERSHIP SIGN. First bid: $100. Number of bids: 10. SOLD AT: $1,430. Date SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #152Z859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications. PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland. OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription. call 24-hours 800/289-2819,503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854 sold: 3/24/2002. This was a real bargain, as it is not a lot of money for an original Ferrari dealer sign. Consider that an SCM subscriber paid $902,000 for the 1961 250 GT SWB at RM's Arizona Biltmore sale in January— for just 0.16% of that, he could have acquired a cool accent piece to display above his new toy. But then again, maybe he already has a room full of prancing horse signs. EBay #1078870306 - 1907 ILLINOIS CHAUFFEUR BADGE. First bid: $50. Number of bids: 21. SOLD AT: $860. Date sold: 3/09/2002. This is a very plain little badge that usually sells for less than $100. So for every bargain we come across, like the teninch porcelain signs, we also find a price that is inexplicable. That, I suppose, is what auctions are all about—determining what a certain piece is worth, at a specific time, with specific bidders involved. EBay #1082574228—FLORIDA GREYHOUND LINES CLOISONNE HAT BADGE. First bid: $24.99. Number of bids: 16. SOLD AT: $504. Date sold: 3/17/2002. This is a very unusual, colorful badge. It has sustained minor damage to its top, but, considering its rarity, that is not a detriment to its value. There was a time when desirable and unusual hat badges were selling for a few thousand dollars, but the main players have not been buying of late and the market has settled down. Compared to the badge noted above, this is a real bargain. EBay #1078554859—MINT 1910 MINNESOTA LICENSE PLATE. First bid: $99.99. Number of bids: 5. SOLD AT: $2,202. Date sold: 3/08/ 2002. This was the second year for license plates in Minnesota and this plate, in unused and mint condition, has withstood the passage of time tucked away in the corner of some garage. I wonder what the original owner would be thinking if he knew that the plate, 92 years later, would sell for more than his house cost. • POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130. Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205


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AMU "We Covet the R and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian" 1936 A.C. Coupe 11K Original  1969 Alfa Romeo G7fV Driver  1969 Alfa Romeo GTV Restored to Club Concours Specs  1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berline Webers  1981 Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce Brown  1986 Alfa Romeo Milano Silver, 5 Spd.  1936 Austin 7 Roadster  1963 Austin London Taxi Bant Find  1963Bentley Sill MD, A Fine Example  1993 BMW 850ci Black/Black, 33K Miles  1994 BMW 530i Gray/AT  1927 Bugatti Type 35B By Pur Sang of Argentina  1937 Bugatti Type 57c Atalante Decouvrable  1962 Cadillac Fleetwood Nice Original  1963 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible  1973 Datsun 240 Z One Owner From New 42,000 Allies  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0 Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3 Position Drophead  1946 Delahaye 135 MS Gentleman's Racer  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-term Owner  1986 Ferrari Mondial Convertible Red/Tan 21K  1950 Ford F150 Pickup Original  1950 Jaguar Mark V Drophead, 3.4 Litre  1959 Jaguar Mark1Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark H Custom Cabriolet, Project  1969 Jaguar E Type 2+2 4Spd., Wires, Nicely Restored  $45,000.00 $5,500.00 $17,500.00 $4,750.00 $4,250.00 $1,850.00 $12,500.00 $4,500.00 $27,500.00 $40,000.00 $16,995.00 $175,000 $650,000.00 $4,500.00 $25,000.00 $17,000.00 $375,000.00 $115,000.00 1971 Jaguar XJ6 Series I  1984 Jaguar XJ6 Green/Biscuit, Nice Driver  1958 LanciaAurelia Convertible 2.8/3C V-6 SSZ Motor  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, SeriesV  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc  1962 Land Rover LIM 88 Driver  1971 Land Rover 109 Pickup w/ Canvas Top  1940 La Salle l'ype 52 Sedan  1948 Lincoln Continental Coupe  1953 Mercedes Benz 300 S Coupe Beige/Fitted Luggage 1953 Mercedes Benz 300 b Rugged  1954 Mercedes Benz 300 S Coupe Black/Fitted Luggage 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 b Ex Hageman  1952 Delahaye 235 Chapron Former Pebble Beach Entrant  $125,000.00 1950 Desoto Sedan Older Restoration  1960 Dodge Pickup '01Yeller  $8,500.00 $37,000.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 $25,000.00 $275,000.00 $7,500.00 $4,500.00 175,000.00 $185,000.00 $37,995.00 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing Ex-Paul O'Shea  1957 Mercedes Benz 220 S Cabriolet Restored  1958 Mercedes Benz 220 S Cabriolet Restored  1959 Mercedes Benz 300 d Ivory/Red, Restored  1966 Mercedes Benz 200SE Convertible  1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SEb Nice Driver  1994 Mercedes Benz 500 E 59K Original  1968 Mercury Montego MXConvertible  1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Futuramic  1941 Packard 180 Divided Limousine  1936 Packard 120 Coupe Rusty  1989 Range Rover County RecliTan  1941 Rolls Royce Phantom III Last One Made  1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I White  1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II Black/Black  1975 Volkswagen Beetle Project  1981 Volkswagen Wagon Westphalia  $1,995.00 $4,995.00 $38,500.00 $75,000.00 $17,500.00 $12,500.00 $11,750.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $65,000.00 $6,500.00 $58,000.00 $12,500.00 $275,000.00 $57,500.00 $25,000.00 $38,500.00 $22,500.00 $13,500.00 $39,995.00 $6,500.00 $8,500.00 $28,995.00 $3,700.00 $10,995.00 $45,000.00 $13,800.00 $21,999.00 $1,100.00 $4,500.00 asmopolitan otors, LLC WATERCRAFT 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $120,000.00 Twin 440s. Cruises AT 35 itts. Art Deco head turner. Very expensive when new. 1955 Cluiscraft 29' Beautiful ex Tahoe Mahogany Speedboat  $42,500.00 Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent re-fitting. Fascinating history. 1958 Richardson 41  Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life". Very nice boat. Pur Sang de Argentina The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made in Argentina, Type 35B with supercharger. Virtually all parts are interchangeable with originaL Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill. Type 52 children's electric cars, Testarossa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Expertly crafted and finished by our brothers down south in the land of silver and metal crafting masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH TIMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and grove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from five hundred year old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, perfect original condition, previously used in food production never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. $48,000.00 41111111111114111 —  •  . - _  f, 1 Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - cosmopolitanmotors.com Seattle, Washington 98121


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OVER INTERNATIONAL an h • company 5,000 CARS EXPECTED! 2002 Cla, (or Audion 6- Show Aug 29" - Sept 2"d, 2002 I Auburn, IN When Dean Kruse held the first Auburn collector car auction in 1971, he could never have imagined that the little "show" in a Dairy Queen parking lot would someday become the world's largest collector car auction event with 5,000 cars and over 150,000 car buffs. Like baseball and apple pie, Auburn Fall is an American tradition to automobile enthusiasts. Over the last 31 years, hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts have watched the graceful lines of a boattail speedster, heard the growl of a sports car and felt the rumble of a mighty muscle car as they crossed the auction block in Auburn. How many times has someone introduced their wife to the first loves of their life or taken their kids on a stroll through their youth at Auburn? Though change is constant, traditions, like Auburn Fall, stand the test of time. And, like the classics, Auburn Fall has gotten better with age. This Auburn Fall, over 1,600 collector cars will cross the auction block, thousands will be displayed for sale in the car corral and hundreds of vendors will offer something automotive for everyone creating a truly unique mainstay of Americana. Join us this Labor Day weekend at the Classic Car Capital of the World and revisit your youth or visit one of your first loves. Who knows, you just might take a piece of history home with you. Come and participate in an American Tradition....Auburn Fall 2002. EARLY CONSIGNMENTS ,,! ....isitt,w1WW01141111.1111 11 Weer- 1936 Packard V-12 Convertible Coupe 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Newport Towncar 1953 Packard  Caribbean Convertible  1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND. CALL TODAY! 111111.411 32^d Anniversary WWW.KRUSEINTERNATIONAL.COM 800-986-4444 Hmaii 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe CONSIGN YOUR CAR TO AUBURN FALL 2002


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KRUSE INTERNATIONAL an  C0111,1 ■ 1, 2002 Clcassic Car Audion at Show 1934 Packard Lebaron Prototype Coupe Aug 29- - Sept 2, 2002 Auburn, IN TRADITION OF SUCCESS AT AUBURN 31 YEARS OF RECORD PRICES 1932 Duesenberq La Grande SJ Dual Cowl - 1948 Tucker "48" Sedan 1932 Duesenberq 1932 Duesenberq 1932 Duesenberq 1934 Cadillac 1929 Duesenberq 1930 Duesenberg 1935 Duesenberq 1934 Packard 1932 Duesenberq 1931 Duesenberq 1930 Duesenberq 1936 Duesenberq 1934 Duesenberq 1929 Duesenberg 1936 Mercedes Benz 1934 Duesenberq 1932 Duesenberq 1947 Rolls Royce 1973 Ferrari 1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder 1929 Duesenberq 1934 Duesenberq 1932 Duesenberq 1933 Cadillac 1995 Batmobile 1985 Ferrari 1948 Tucker 1995 Batmobile "Batman Forever" Exhibition Car 1938 Mercedes Benz 1961 Mercedes Benz 1934 Auburn 1997 Plymouth 1954 Bentley KADVAls# June 7 - 9  Tulsa, OK  Aug. 29 - Sept. 2  Auburn, IN  Upcoming Event Schedule Sept. 27 - 29  New Braunfels, TX  Murphy Victoria J Lebaron Dual Cowl Phaeton J448 Derham Tourister V-16 Prototype Victoria Convertible J123 Murphy Convertible Sedan J 208 Murphy Convertible Sedan J 385 Rollston Town Car Lebaron Prototype Coupe J 446 Franay Dual Cowl Phaeton J Lebaron Convertible Sedan LWB J 362 Berline J 588 Murphy Convertible Sedan J 555 Roxas Torpedo Phaeton J 140 Murphy Convertible Sedan 540K Cabriolet C J Brunn Riviera Phaeton J 321 Murphy Convertible Coupe HJ Mulliner W Daytona Spyder J132 Murphy Convertible Coupe J Rollston Sport Sedan La Grande SJ Dual Cowl V-16 All Weather Phaeton "Batman Forever" Exhibition Car 288 GTO coupe "48" Sedan 540K Cabriolet C 300SL Roadster V-12 Boattail speedster Prowler Roadster Continental R coupe $1,260,000 $830,000 $813,750 $787,500 $685,000 $682,500 $666,750 $650,000 $577,500 $560,000 $550,000 $547,050 $546,000 $535,500 $530,000 $500,000 $477,750 $435,000 $425,250 $425,250 $400,000 $393,750 $367,500 $342,500 $304,500 $300,000 $246,750 $202,500 $182,000 $148,050 $141,750 OLD CAR sta.TRADER Nov. 1 - 3  Santa Clara, CA  kruseinternational.com I 800.968.4444 Nov. 22 - Dallas, TX 24 2002 eBay," Inc. Desig  arks and brands are the oropfty of tneir respective owners. All ite s .sulajec,.t to availability.


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//0 "/ (7CC.i 74/4o-ie qollcti? (tie /co/ /IL On June 13, 2002, the Petersen Automotive Museum's "Cars and Stars Gala" will provide a sneak preview of their upcoming exhibit, "Million Dollar Cars: The World's Most Valuable Automobiles." The Gala is a star - charity event which raises funds to support the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation and children's youth and educational programs. i. :olls-Royce Sauer Ghost AX 20 For Gala and cxhiliit  The exhibit, "Million Dollar Cars: The World's Most Valuable Automobiles," features vehicles on loan from museums and private collections from around the globe. cr: Their blend of style, performance, craftsmanship and rarity combine to make them some of the world's most sought-after cars in existence. Pic cxhibit runs lulu' 14,2002 to laundry 2. 2003. plcase call 3231964-6636. studded 2 -3.0 • lo --) -- rolitc, Friday, June 14: Vehicle Preview, 10am - 6pm Barrett-Jackson Auction, 6pm 9pm Saturday, June 15: Vehicle Preview, 10am - 12noon Barrett-Jackson Auction,12noon - 7pm .76S • 1957 Cheziv "Chczoom" aa 1 V AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Lot::  - • 19-1-8 Tackcr 2002 JUNE 14-15 AUCTION CONSIGNEE: VALLEY OAK AUTO, CALIFORNIA DEALER,'; 19395 I „I:-  • 70,, -  7 lily  ) ; `.1