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FERRARI DAYTONA / JAG 120 / LAMBO JALPA • 170 CARS RATED SKeith Nis Car The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends 320 hp 8 c $1.3m Duesie SU PE RCAR 32 valves 2 cams yl inders 1 $6 June 2005 00US $8 00CA 9281 01003 6 11 06>


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BENTLEY MOTOR CAR COMPANY www.symbolicmotors.com SYMBOLIC Currently in stock: • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1951 Ferrari 340 America Full restoration. Matching numbers. s/n: 0138/AM • 1995 Ferrari 41212 Fl Fully sorted, ready to race. s/n: 163 • 1991 Jaguar XJR15 Very few hours since restoration by TWR. s/n: 001-Race • 1993 Jaguar XJ220 45 state US conversion. 3,000 km. • 1967 Lamborghini Muira P400 Original califorma title. 2 owners from new. s/n: 3069 • 1980 Lotus 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: 03 • 1935 MG PB "Cream Cracker" 1 of 3 Factory works race cars. s/n: PB/0535 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. s/n: 90-05 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Upgraded 2.8 engine. s/n: 911 360 0830 • 1967 Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s/n: 002 • 1950 Talbot-Lago 126 Grand Sport Fully restored. "Real" Grand Sport. s/n:102028 wirgeon. or. T.•.%.1. • T11111° • 1995 Ferrari 41212 Formula 1 • Last year of the famous Ferrari V12's. 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph_ 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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0 — Premier 2. W„., Financial Services GOODING 'it IRGEIITY & COMPANY Ex INSIDER'S SEMINAR GOODING & COMPANY AND SCM PRESENT THE FOURTH ANNUAL MONTEREY "EDUCATION IS THE BEST INVESTMENT" ASSESSING TRUE MARKET VALUE SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH EQUESTRIAN CENTER, PEBBLE BEACH, CA 10:00 AM TO NOON SUBSCRIBERS: $1 75 FOR 1, $300 FOR 2 NON SUBSCRIBERS: $225 FOR 1, $400 FOR 2 SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE - AUGUST 1, 2005 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't be left out!) Payment in Full Required (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address City Best Phone E-mail _ State Fax Zip Signature Send this form to SCM Monterey 2005 P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503.253.2234; Phone 503.261.0555 x206; e-mail: project@sportscarmarket.com For more information or to reserve your space contact David Slama at 503.261.0555 x206, or e-mail project@sportscarmorket.com III .•  0 Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market 0 Charge my VISA/MC/AmEx  Total Amount $ Card #  Exp.


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PORTOLA PLAZA HOTEL MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA RTS &CLASSIC CAR AUCTION AUGUST 19&20, 2005 NOW ACCEPTIN FURTHER ENTRIES 1964 FORD GT 40 PROTOTYPE Ford Factory entry at the 1964 LeMans, Reims and Nassau races driven by Masten Gregory, Richie Ginther and Phil Hill. In 1965 it became the first GT 40 to win a race when Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby drove it to victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Then Miles and Bruce McLaren finished 2nd at Sebring followed by a 3rd place in the 1000 Kms of Monza. In 1966 it was sold to a well known private entrant who campaigned it further in the period before fitting a Ford Indy DOHC engine 15 years ago for Historic Racing. This amazing Time Capsule of a 01 40 comes to the Monterey Auction after 38 years of continuous ownership by one enthusiast - still painted in his 1966 livery! Photo Caption: Ken Miles driving the first test at Shelby American. 1932 ALFA ROMEO P3 TIPO B MONOPOSTO CHASSIS NO. 5006 1958 FERRARI 250 GT TOUR DE FRANCE BERLINETIA CHASSIS NO. 1161 GT 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 RM AUCTIONS INC. TEL: 5 19-3 52-457 5  FAX: 51 9-3 5 1- 1337 Monterey Auction Company - I ensc #34509 OFFERING THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR CARS


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SSoort C Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends June 2005. Volume 17 . Number 6 36 Ferrari- 75A erica ModificVo , March 87-C "Kraco"Indy Race Car Duesenberg Model Si Riviera Phaeton COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 36 1955 Ferrari 375 America Berlineffa Modificato $198k a bargain for a perfect event car. Steve Ahlgrim 40 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster Ex-Cal dirt-tracker stuns at $179k in Paris. Gary Anderson 44 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Ghia Coupe A rare coachbuilt body brings $92k. Raymond Milo 46 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa P 350 $31k for a nice example of the Countach's little brother. Dave Kinney 48 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing $38k sale causes us to ask, "What was that guy Thing-king?" Mont Anne Peterson 52 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton $1.3m for Harry's hot rod. John Apen 54 1987 March 87-C "Kraco" Indy Race Car Playing Michael Andretti for just $57k. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: RM Auctions 170 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 58 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL Amelia ambience brings $13.6m; RM boasts something for everyone from Ferraris to Duesies, plus a sketchy Steamer. Dave Kinney 70 Palm Springs Auction, Palm Springs, CA With good cars, realistic reserves, and a few oddballs, Keith McCormick's crew sells nearly $3.9m, up $800k from last year. Carl Bomstead 76 Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne, Australia Bonhams muscles into Melbourne's busiest motoring month, and finds $1.9m—thanks to the eclectic Fox collection. John Clucas 82 RM Auctions, Boca Raton, FL With great variety and quality in a classic, casual venue, RM brings almost $11.3m in its alternative to Scottsdale. Dave Kinney 90 MidAmerica Auctions, Las Vegas, NV The exchange rate and collector interest—along with plenty of Harleys and Indians—finds an impressive $3.9m. Tom Young 94 eBay Motors Our monthly sampler of screaming on-screen deals. Geoff Archer


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Bonhaml BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS Consignments Now Invited Quail Lodge An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Automobilia, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Friday August 19 Quad Lodge Carmel Valley, CA Preview August 17 - 18 Pictured. Photograph part of the Barney Oldfteld Collection to be offered in this sale. Entries are now invited for this year's internationally renowned auction of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club Now in its eighth year, this annual sale is synonymous with fine cars and record prices. For further information, please contact: Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew reilly@bonhams com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm barber@bonhams com Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  USA  San Francisco, California 94103  +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK Bonhams 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44 (0) 20 7629 6602 +44 (0) 20 7629 8876 fax Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland  +41 +41 22 22 300 3160 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.com/us 0 2005. Bonhams & Butterfields All nghts reserved Bond No. 57B58BZ3253


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Have to wonder why someone went to a lot of effort/money to add wood to a nothing-special M-B wagon. Not a lot of interest when it crossed the block, and probably not a lot of interest anywhere else, either.—Carl Bomstead's report on Palm Springs Auction begins on p. 70. COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 12 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 20 Affordable Classic: 1966-85 Fiat 124 Sport Donald Osborne 22 Legal Files: Our Legal Beagle Gets His Elise John Draneas 30 24 Ask the Experts: Late-Model Bullitf—Collectible? B. Mitchell Carlson 26 Collecting Thoughts: The Indonesian Car Con Martin Emmison 38 Sheehan Speaks: A Comp Daytona for Every Budget Michael Sheehan 42 English Patient: Adopting an Orphan Gary Anderson 50 Porsche Gesprach: Special Model 911s, Part II Jim Schrager 100 Motobilia: Beware of Reproduction Mascots Carl Bomstead 102 Bike Buys: 1949-55 Vincent Comet Series C Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Oil for Just $999 a Barrell Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 14 Auction Calendar 16 You Write, We Read 18 America by FIAT 28 Portrait of a Legend: DeLorean Lives the Dream 30 SCM Picks: Amelia Island Concours 34 SCM Around the World: Retromobile 47 20 Year Picture: Lamborghini Jalpa, Ferrari 328 GTB, and De Tomaso Pantera 95 Fresh Meat: Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Chrysler 300C SRT-8, Mercedes-Benz CLS55 96 Price Guide: American Cars 103 Neat Stuff 103 Glovebox Notes: 2005 Chevrolet SSR, 2005 Cadillac CTS-V 104 Mystery Photo 105 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 18 Display Advertisers Index 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory


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uAR SELECT EDITION CERTIFIED rayrb r2e4 9-aeetiff -tA WINNER? Best 2005 BEST CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED LUXURY PROGRAM* For the fourth year in a row, judged against 26 luxury programs. Now, how can you resist? Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Program www.jaguarusa.com/selectedition `IntelliChoice Inc., mw.intellichoice.com , September 2004 review of 26 manufacturer programs. ©2005 jaguar cars.


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The End of Collectible Cars t's time we all stopped pretending. For all intents and purposes, the last collectible serial production car rolled off the assembly line sometime in the mid-1970s. SCM has long maintained that the 1955-73 period will be regarded as the Golden Age of collectible cars, when the automotive equivalents of Van Gogh, Puccini and Frank Lloyd I Wright were churning out landmark vehicles, one after another. From the 1955 Chevrolet 210 to the 1973 Carrera RS, cars simply got better and better each year. In fact, the advent of governmental smog and safety regulations in 1974 marked the first time in automotive history that performance and appearance declined—a trend that continued through the early '80s when engineering and styling finally got ahead of emissions and safety regulations, and performance began to re-emerge. But along with the increases in horsepower came ever more convoluted government regulations, so complicated that it would be impossible to build any of the limited-production sports cars of the 1955-73 era today. For a contemporary manufacturer to survive, they have to amortize the costs of building, crash-testing and smog-certifying a car or truck across as many units as possible. For instance, there is no way a manufacturer could build a car like the Ferrari 250 SWB today. It would be impossible to make a production run of 122 economically feasible, as the very high costs of emission and crash testing would be spread against so few vehicles. JUST TOO MANY BUILT So what will our children collect? We've always repeated like a mantra the notion that "people collect the cars they wanted to have when they were young." When our grandfathers reached their 40s, they bought Model Ts. Our fathers bought restored Chrysler Airflows. And we're snapping up muscle cars like there is no tomorrow. But the same pattern simply won't hold true for future generations. We hold that 99% of the cars that are deemed collectible will be those built in the Golden Era and before—with the remaining 1% being those built after 1974. Why won't cars built since then ever be collectible? Because none of those that are street legal have all four elements of blue-chip collectibility: rarity, beauty, performance and provenance. And before insecure Modena 360 and Enzo owners rise up to defend their cars, let's be direct. All serial-production Ferraris since 1974 will always be a cut beneath the earlier cars when it comes to true collectibility. For starters, most street Ferraris since 1974 have been built in relatively large numbers (above 10,000 for the 308/328 series) and none have serious competition history. Hence, they will never achieve top-tier status. As to "instant collectibles" like the Ford and Carrera GTs and the Mercedes SLR, the performance of these supercars is designed solely to get them onto the covers of the big buff books, to give manufacturers bragging rights and owners "flavor-of-the-month" swagger. Whereas the original 300SL, GT40, and Porsche 904 actually cut their teeth in competition, these modern day vehicles will see little but the inside of climate-controlled garages for their entire existence. Care to guess how many of them you will see offered for sale in the next ten years with more than 3,000 miles on them? If it's more than a dozen in total, we'll extend your subscription for a year. And if even one of them has a trophy included from a podium finish in something besides the Abilene, KS, Beef Bar-B-Que and Concours, we'll extend it for a decade. In fact, what makes us wary of the soaring values of certain muscle 10  Onhv one will he ci .firsttier collectible. They'd get a chance to lay twin strips of rubber by dropping the clutch on a 383 Road Runner, and feel how the entire chassis twitches and shakes when you give full throttle to a Camaro with a 396. Then they'd spend a day learning to crank a Model T, and pilot a right-drive, center-shift Bentley 3-Liter. Above all, they would learn to think about the intent of the engineers and designers when each of these types of cars was constructed. What were their goals? How did they measure their own successes? What was their competition? Which of them are blue-chip collectibles, and why? We Baby Boomers are the last generation of "collect by Braille" enthusiasts. We grew up with cars like 275 GTBs and Yenlco Camaros and Boss 302 Mustangs, and they imprinted on us forever. It just so happens that these are very cool cars as well. But our children will already have an installed base of collectible cars to judge against their current cars, and the current cars will always lose. Would any educated collector really prefer a Ferrari 360 or 430 to a Dino 246? Would they give any water-cooled 911 a second thought compared to a '73 Carrera RS? Or a 2005 Mustang GT compared to the 1965 version? We've been lucky enough to live through the Golden Age of collector cars. But our children can look forward to having the entire spread of automotive history to pick and choose from. And hopefully they'll have a far better rationale for adding a car to their collection than just, "I drove one when I was in high school."• Sports Car Market cars like Hemi 'Cudas is that they, too, have an imbalance of attributes. Performance, yes. Beauty, arguable but okay. Racing heritage, none. Rarity? Well, there's an interesting question. While the combination of, say, a Hemi engine, a four speed and a 'Cuda convertible body are very rare—just seven built in 1971—the body style itself is not unique or unusual. There were 16,592 Barracudas and 'Cudas built in 1971, and you could order one with a variety of engines that began with a puny 198-ci six-cylinder. (Which is why it is so easy to build a clone of these cars—there is lots of material to work with.) Imagine if 90% of the Ferrari Daytonas had been built with a Dino engine—it would certainly change the way we look at and value them. FROM BENTLEYS TO BUG EYES Which brings us back to the question: What cars will the kids of today collect? I propose that rather than scouring garages for wellpreserved slammed Honda Civics with wings, or first-generation sidecurtain Vipers, their collecting tastes will begin with the cars from the 1955-73 era, and as their tastes mature, to older Full Classics and Brass Era vehicles. If I were giving the neighborhood kids a lesson in Car Connoisseurship 101, I'd be sure it included a little bit of everything. It would offer them a chance to understand the idiosyncracies of sports cars, including just how well a Bug Eye Sprite sticks to the road all the way to its top speed of about 45 mph, how an early air-cooled 911 makes an umistakeably raspy sound when fired up on a cold morning, and how you'll need at least 6,000 rpm to get an Alfa Giulietta Veloce off the line.


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The Inside Line News v The Maserati Khamsin Registry has been launched online. The site is independent of the factory and non-commercial, seeking only to document as many Khamsins as possible. Personal experiences and information on as many Khamsins as you can provide will be welcome. Marc Sonnery, the site's publisher, asks that you make sure that you have the correct chassis number when submitting information, and that you visit the vehicle registration form on the Web site. www .maseratikhamsinregistry.com . Transitions STAN HUNTLEY The sports car hobby lost an outspoken Northwest character on February 23, when gravel-voiced Stan Huntley died of complications from cancer. He was 61. For a man who'd argue about anything, Huntley handled his illness with amazing grace. "We took him in for appendicitis and the doctor told him he had stage-four colon cancer," says his widow, Pat. "Stan said, 'Okay; how long have I got? What do we do now?' I was in disbelief and he was so matter-of-fact." Huntley is best remembered for his Portland-based British car parts business Faspec, which he started in the 1970s. "I think the F actually stood for Fiat," says his brother Roger, recalling a trail of crippled minicars. Faspec sold MG and Austin-Healey parts from wrecks that would certainly be rebuilt today. "Boy, would I like to have those back." Stan's curiosity led to many bizarre acquisitions, like the 1940s Hunt House motorhome that lurked in his shop for years, like a conger eel in a cave. Huntley was a competitive SCCA racer, with an unreasonably quick, olive green Bugeye Sprite he gave to his son Shad in time for the Monterey Histories last year. Editor Martin recalled, "Stan was always enthusiastic and supportive of sports cars and anything to do with them. I doubt there was ever a race held at PIR where Stan and Pat weren't hovering around the registration booth, making sure that everyone was well taken care of. And for me personally, I could always count on Stan for constructive criticism of SCM, with a nod when we he thought we were spot on, and a quick phone call to ridicule me when he thought I missed the target." A wake at Portland's Forestry Center included Huntley's last purchase, a Mini Cooper convertible. "His ashes were in the trunk," says Pat. "It may have upset some people, but I thought if they don't like it, that's their business." He would have liked that.—Paul Duchene Register your Khamsin online. v The Jefferson 500 vintage racing event at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia is pleased to announce the creation of the Charlie Gibson Cup. The cup will be awarded in the Formula 70 Monoposto group at the event, held May 20-22. Gibson, who passed away in February 2004, was active in vintage racing throughout his life. He served on the board of the directors of the VSCCA, as well as operating the Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival. Events v Montecito, CA, will host the Exotic Car Show 2005 and Dinner Gala on May 21. Celebrity Grand Marshall Andy Granatelli will preside over the exotic, vintage, and classic cars on display, followed by a black-tie gala that evening. 805.564.7089, 805.637.6539, montexotcarshow@aol.com. (CA) v Up to 400 British cars are expected to attend the 25th Annual British Car Day South in Salisbury, NC. There will be a rally, as well as touring and sightseeing excursions on June 4, followed by a car show June 5. 704.843.5821, www.carolinahealeys.com. (NC) v The Petersen Auto Museum will debut its latest feature exhibit, Presidents, Popes and Potentates: Cars of Heads of State, June 18. Governor Schwarzenegger's Hummer, the Popemobile, and the 1956 Chrysler Imperial Parade Phaeton used by Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon will be on display through January 22, 2006, along with many other distinctive vehicles. 323.964.6366, www .petersen.org. (CA) v Automobilia Monterey, to be held August 16-17, features a large selection from international dealers in an indoor setting. This memorabilia-focused event will be held in a newly reconfigured space during the popular concours and historic race week. www.automobiliamonterey.com. (CA) v A tribute to the legendary Mexican race La Carrera Panamericana will be the theme for The Quail's August 19 race in Cannel, CA. Quail Lodge will display 20 vintage cars that competed in this race, which took place on the Mexican portion of the Panamerican Road from 1950 to 1954. www .quaillodge.com. (CA). 12 Upcoming MAY Modena Cent° Ore—May 7-10 modenacentooreclassic.it (IT) Glenmoor Gathering Spring Tour—May 15 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Mille Miglia — May 19 22 - millemiglia.it (IT) New England 1000 — May 22 27 - vintagerallies.com (ME) Julian Classic Motoring Show —May 29 julianclassic.com (CA) JUNE Greenwich Concours d'Elegance —June 4-5 greenwichconcours.com (CT) The Semi-Celebrated Double 500—June 18 califomiamille.com (CA) Le Mans Legend lemans.org (FR) Porsche Parade — June 18 maisonblanche.co.uk (FR) 24 Hours at Le Mans — — June 18 June 24 pca.org/parade/2005 (PA) Original British Car Day – July 1 — June 26 chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com (MD) Le Belle Macchine d'Italia—June 24-27 italiancarsatpocono.com (PA) JULY Goodwood Festival of Speed —July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) AUGUST HERO African Adventure —Aug. 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) The Quail — Aug. 19 quaillodge.com (CA) Lotus Owners Gathering — Aug. 26-29 lotuscarclub.org (MO) SEPTEMBER Carolina Trophy—Sep. 6-10 carolinatrophy.com (NC) Glenmoor Gathering—Sep. 16-18 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Forza Mille — Sep. 18 23 - vintagerallies.com (ME) The Mille Autunno—Sep. 22-25 californiamille.com (CA) OCTOBER Muscle Car 1000—Oct. 4-8 musclecar1000.com (CA) Mountain Mille — Oct. 16 21 - vintagerallies.com (WV) Sports Car Market


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tossing e oc PREView v Barrett-Jackson has post- poned its 2005 Orange County Auction. According to organizers, "the sustained interest in collectible cars has created such strong growth and demand that the current plan for this event cannot meet the high expectations set this year by consignors, bidders, and sponsors." Revised dates for the 2006 Orange County Auction will be announced as they become available. 480.421.6694, www .barrett-jackson.com. (CA) v Kruse Auctions holds its 14th annual Auburn Spring Collector Car Auction, May 1922. It will feature nearly 1,000 collector cars in the auction, and also host a swap meet and car corral. A 1969 Datsun 1600 roadster will be one of the many cars offered. 800.968.4444, www.lcruse.com. (IN) V Silver Auctions will hold an auction May 21 at the Western Washington Fair Grounds in Puyallap. They are expecting 125 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. E-mail auction info to: insideline@ sportscannarket.com MAY Washington—May 11 SILVER — Spokane BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Los Angeles California — May 14 Monaco — May 16 BONHAMS — Monte Carlo Indiana — May 19-22 KRUSE — Auburn Massachusetts — May 21 KRUSE — Boston Minois — May 26-29 MECUM — Rockford Indiana — May 28 KRUSE —Angola JUNE Nevada — June 3-4 KRUSE — Las Vegas England —June 4 BONHAMS — Newport Pagnell 14  England —June 6-7 BARONS — Surrey England — June 7-8 H&H — Buxton Oklahoma — June 10-12 KRUSE — Tulsa England — June 11 BONHAMS — Kettering New York—June 11 KENSINGTON — Bridgehampton England — June 11-12 BARONS — Surrey England —June 13 CHRISTIE'S — London Minnesota — June 18 MECUM — St. Paul Idaho — June 18 SILVER — Coeur d'Alene Oklahoma —June 18-19 SANTIAGO — Oklahoma City France—June 18-20 ARTCLTRIAL — Paris England — BONHAMS — Goodwood June 24 Illinois —June 24-26 MECUM — St. Charles JULY Wyoming —July 2-3 SILVER — Jackson Hole New York — July 8-9 KRUSE — Verona England — July 11-12 BARONS — Surrey Iowa —July 23 MECUM — Des Moines England —July 26-27 H&H — Buxton BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Greenwich Connecticut — July 29 AUGUST Nevada — Aug. 4-7 SILVER—Reno Michigan — Aug. 6 RM — Meadow Brook California — Aug. 12 KRUSE — Monterey England — Aug. 15-16 BARONS — Surrey California —Aug. 18 CHRISTIE'S — Los Angeles California —Aug. 19 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Cannel California —Aug. 19-20 RM — Monterey California —Aug. 20 RUSSO AND STEELE — Monterey cars to cross the block, including a rare, complete 1962 Citroen 2CV. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions .com. (WA) V Due to overwhelming re- sponse, Mecum Auctions has added a fifth day to its Rockford Spring Classic. Extending May 26-May 30, the sale will include a rare four-speed convertible 1970 Pontiac GTO, one of 887 built. Mecum has also recently added approximately 60 cars from the Joseph Tuzinski estate, all to be sold Monday at no reserve. 815.568.8888, www .mecumauction.com (IL) V Kruse Auctions is expecting 300 cars to cross the block at its 32nd annual Las Vegas Vintage Car Auction and Show. The indoor auction will take place June 3-4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort. 800.968.4444, www.kruse.com . (NV) v The David H. Tunick Collection will be the highlight of Christie's Exceptional Motor Simplex offered by Christie Cars at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance. The auction, held June 5, is the first to be held at the Concours. Featured cars include a 1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged V8 Boattail Speedster and a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. 310.386.2699, www.christies.com . (CT) V European sports, classic, and race cars will be emphasized at Potts Auction Company's Collector Car Auction in Alton, VA, on June 11. Featured cars include an MGB convertible and a Cobra coupe pace car. 800.601.2888, wvvw.pottsauction .com. (VA) V A Lotus Eleven Westfield vintage race car will be offered at Silver Auctions' Coeur d'Alene Auction on June 18. This reproduction of a 1957 Le Mans racer is made from tubular steel and stressed aluminum panels, for a power-to-weight ratio of 180 hp per ton. 800.255.4485, www .silverauctions.com. (ID) V The largest street rod event in the Midwest, Mecum Auctions' MSRA Back to the 50s, will take place on June 18. Cars expected include a numbers-matching '57 Chevy Bel Air. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com . (MN) v L'art et l'automobile turns 30 this year, celebrating with a new online Automobilia Auction ending June 22. Offerings include Nigel Mansell's Ferrari racing suit, a Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Formula rear wing, and early motor books and brochures. 631.329.8580, www.arteauto.com. (NY) v RM Auctions will offer a 1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Torpedo Phaeton at its Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook auction August 6. Correctly restored, and awarded Best of Show at the 1987 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, this is a rare opportunity to acquire (or just view) one of the finest examples of the marque. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . (MI) • Sports Cor Market


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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: vouwrite@sportscarmarket.com MR. BATMOBILE MEETS DIRTY HARRY Dear SCM: A little latenight reading has helped me fill in some of the history of the Clint Eastwood Ferrari 275 GTB profiled in the April issue (p. 28). Bonhams' historical information seems to indicate they believe that the color was changed to its present green shortly after Eastwood received the car and before it entered the U.S. However, in his 1974 book Cars of the Stars, George Barris, the king of Hollywood "Kustoms," writes that he painted the car, refinished the chrome and added custom wheels to the Ferrari, clearly after it was in the U.S. A photo of Eastwood and Barris with the GTB shows the Borrani wires on the car. This also may have been when the CB radio was installed. It's nice to see Mr. Eastwood's choice of paint color has been kept by the car's subsequent owners and a bit of Barris's work will be attracting admirers for years to come.—John Boyle, Spokane, WA NO MORE PACERS Dear SCM: I truly enjoy the magazine; however, of late the Affordable Classic section has been somewhat of a disappointment. For example: the Pacer profile. I took it as a joke and moved on. If you are searching for ideas, I suggest that you do an Affordable Classic profile on BMW 2002s, as I don't recall them being profiled in past issues. They truly are sporting sedans, unlike the Pacer. Having owned a 1972 tii, and currently using a 1976 as my daily commuter, I speak from experience. I hope to see a BMW 2002 profiled in the future.—Sean Rosander, Manteca, CA Sean, you'll see a 2002 and similar cars in the near future. I've been surprised at the vitriol hurled at the Pacer Frankly, when I owned one a couple of years ago, I had a terrific time with it. No, it didn't really handle, stop or go very well, but in a world of look-alike cars, it offered a visual sorbet, i f you will, as well as causing everyone who saw it go by, proudly emblazoned with its Sports Car Market stickers, to smile and give a thumbs up. After all, a classic experience can 16 Eastwood's green GTB consist of more than just driving a vintage sports car—ED. A GOLDEN OLDIE Dear SCM: A few things I would like to add to the DeLorean profile (February 2005, p. 54). I. Johnny Carson secured $500,000 in stock before the company went bust, and lost it all. 2. An Ohio firm paid $84m for the remaining inventory, equipment, and 90-year lease on the plant. 3. The factory built three 24k gold DeLoreans. One went to the U.S., one went to an Asian buyer, and one went to the Middle East. This option carried a total retail price of—now brace yourself$90,359.—EricBalazs,Toledo,OH Dave Kinney 's tribute to John DeLorean appears on page 26 of this issue.—ED. DO SCM WRITERS WALK THE WALK? Dear SCM: With BarrettJackson's Scottsdale, AZ show becoming more and more infamous for its insane—and non-reproducible—prices, does anyone on the SCM staff get the eerie feeling that the current "world record price" mentality is just setting everyone up for a huge downward swing in prices once the Speed Channel mania wears off? I've been to several auctions, but I have specifically avoided B-J Scottsdale because I see it as nothing but a rich persons' game of chicken. Two mega-rich guys step into the ring, and only one's gonna come out with the car. (Not that the car matters, of course, as the two guys could be fighting over a Bugatti or a blender; all that matters is the win.) Do any of your experts register as bidders in Scottsdale? And if so, is it masochism? I've seen auction "reporters" listing themselves as "winners" on vehicles at many auctions, but I've never (to my knowl- edge) seen anyone talk about the 1990s-vintage Lotus Elan, for instance, that they picked up in Westworld.—Andrew W. Davis, Belleville, MI Donald Osborne responds: I did buy a car at last year Barrett-Jackson auction, on the block, from the bidder (an SCMer who is also a dealer) immediately after he had bought it. Automotive journalists (myself included), like most active car enthusiasts, are always looking for a deal. Deals can be found at every auction, including Barrett-Jackson, but they are rare and never happen under the Speed Channel lights. The cleverest buyers look for the "fish out of water" At B-J, that means European sports cars in a sea of American iron. One of two things can happen to this fish: either there are no bidders really interested in it, so it goes for a low price or because it's the only one of its kind on offer the three guys who want it bid it way over the top. The car I bought fell into the former category—no one had come to B-J to buy a 1952 Peugeot 203 Darl 'mat sedan. Did I do well? Actually, no. Shortly after purchase, it developed a major engine problem and I sold it at a loss. But that:s not to say it couldn't have been a winner It eventually sold to a buyer in France at twice what 1 paid for it at auction. If you want to buy like the "insiders" do, then you have to make sure that you follow common sense rules. In spite of the crowds, the noise, and the bidder 's bar, hold fast to your limit and don't be afraid to walk away when, 'for only $500 more you could own this car" Keith Martin responds: Some years ago, I bought and sold cars at the Barrett-Jackson auction and SCM reporters have bought and sold cars there, at RM, Silver, Kruse, Christie s, Gooding, Artcurial and nearly every other auction, as well as at swap meets. In fact, what attracts most of these writers to SCM, and makes their insights especially valuable, is that they love the game, and are traders first and writers second. That said, you'll find few of them buying cars under the Speed Channel lights. 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Les Grandes Marques a Monaco A Sale of Important Motor Cars and Automobilia to include the Jean-Pierre Beltoise Collection and the Silvano Cima Collection Catalogue now available Monaco 16 May Bonham17 Bonhams are proud to announce the dispersal of the entire collection of Italian Industrialist Silvan() Cima in this year's Monaco sale. If you would like to know more about motor cars entered for this exceptional event, please call Simon Kidston, Benoit Gilles or Matthieu Lamoure in Geneva on +41 (22) 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com , benoit.gilles@bonhams.com or matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com . Catalogues cost €60 plus postage and may be ordered from +44 (0)1666 502 200 or subscriptions@bonhams.com Property from the Silvano Cima Collection Main image: 1938 Lancia Astura Sports Coupe by Pourtout Illustrated Left to right: 1956 BMW 507 Roadster with hard top 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder America 1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato ex-Mastroianni Europe 7 Avenue Pictet-de-Rochernont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0)22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London W1 1SR +44 (0)20 7447 7447 +44 (0)20 7447 7400 fax USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1(415)391 4000 +1(415)391 4040 fax


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Ad Index Alfa Parts  Autosport Designs  Bald Head Cabinets  Bart Holland  BB One Exports  Blackhawk Auto Collection  Bonhams & Butterfields  Bonhams Europe  Books 4 Cars  Brian Moore  Buyer Services International  Canepa Design"  Carolina Trophy  Christie's  Classic Showcase  CocoMats  Colin's Classic Auto  Cosdel  Doe's Jags  DragoneClassics  eBay  Exotic Car Transport  Family Classic Cars  Fantasy Junction  Passport Transport  Ferraribuy.com  FerrariPortal.com  Fourintune Garage Inc.  Gooding & Co.  113 91 45 1 1 1 78 19 7 17 111 111 27 55 47 56, 83 109 86 39 93 92 65 61, 73, 89 81 75 63 51 108 109 111 2 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance ...97 Grundy Worldwide  Hagerty Insurance  Hamann Classics  Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  Italian Car Parts  J.C. Taylor  J.J. Best  Jaguar  11 116 43 93 71 111 79 107 9 Kensington Motor Group  Kruse International  Le Belle Macchine d'Italia  Mecum Auctions  Meguiar's  Mercedes Benz Corp  Morgan West  NYC Concours  Parish Heacock  Park Place Ltd.  Potts Auctions  Premier Financial  Putnam leasing  Rand/Workman  Re-Originals  RM  Ron Tonkin  RPM Autobooks  Silver Auctions  Spyder Enterprises  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Surrey Motor Sports  Symbolic Motors  INC Enterprises  Varitaaj Restoration & Repair  Vintage Motors of Sarasota Vintage Rallies  VIR the Gallery  Warren Wetterland  World Travel  18  69 35, 77 101 32 21 23 67 25 41 29 59 115 13 15 81 5 37 1 1 1 105 67 111 89 3 61 73 87 66 85 109 111 AMERICA by NEM The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 1960 Fiat 2100 from Ohio to Oregon FLYING HIGH At press time, our 1960 FIAT 2100 is still in Phoenix, AZ, awaiting its imminent trip further westward. Its current caretaker, commercial airline pilot Matt Packard, reports that the car is enjoying being parked next to his '57 T-Bird and 1970 Fiat Spider. SCM at altitude "The car initially ran very well, although maybe a little warm," Packard said. "I did find that reverse didn't work very well—actually, not at all. I found this out after parking it in a shopping center lot, so I had to resort to the leg-out-the-door Flintstones method of backing up. "I also had the problem of the car not wanting to start after a short time. But not to worry, the car is going to be looked at by Mike Hoza, manager of Phoenix Regional Airport and long-time Fiat guru." We look forward to hearing Hoza's diagnosis, and will have a full report in the next issue. Dick Messer, curator of the Petersen Museum in L.A., is anxiously awaiting the arrival of our baby-blue Hemi, and plans to then join Martin Swig in San Francisco for a vintage Fiat trek to bring the car home. outside the normal circle of battlehardened collector veterans, and the newbies he is attracting are less concerned with getting the best deal than they are with the immediate gratification of getting the car they want, right now. The prices paid in Scottsdale are one of many indicators of what the market at large is doing, but in no way should the values achieved there be plugged into a price guide as the new market-wide standard. DUCHENE: ONE HIT AND ONE MISS Dear SCM: Paul Duchene must have one of the most accurate crystal balls to be able to highlight the typical Neracar owner as also owning an Isetta and a Messerschmitt (April 2005, p.102). How could he possibly know that the only Neracar that I ever rode was a dark burgundy version owned by fellow collector Richard Newman? It had the variable five-position clutch/ flywheel that was fairly easy to get used to. You guessed it: Newman also drives a Messerschmitt KR200 and an Isetta 300. His stable also includes an Isetta 600, which is referred to as the "limo" as it has a back seat and a single side-opening rear door. While we are vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, we share a similar passion for micro cars. He and I participated in the Peking to Paris Rally in our 600-cc Citroen 2CV in 1997, where we finished second in the under-1,600-cc category. The car is currently part of the LeMay Collection in Tacoma, WA.—Burt Richmond, Chicago, IL Dear SCM: On page 45 of the February issue, in an article about Cobras in movies, Paul Duchene mentions the movie "Against All Odds" as having a chase scene with a Porsche and a Cobra. The chase scene along Sunset Boulevard was between a Porsche (Jeff Bridges) and a very sinisterlooking black-on-black Ferrari 308 GTS (James Woods). I do not remember a Cobra at all in the film. Rachel Ward in that white dress, though—he got that right.—Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT According to The Movie Car Chase Database at www.varaces .com, you are indeed correct, Alan. As punishment, we make Duchene suffer through "Death Race 2000" with David Carradine and a young Sylvester Stallone.—ED. SEND IN THE CLONES Dear SCM: Lately, I've noticed the word "recreation" is being used more and more in our hobby. They seem to be trying to use the word to say "recreate." But how do you recreate something? In my opinion, you can create an automobile. Then you can evolve it. Or you could invent it, then reinvent it. Or you can resurrect it, or rehabilitate it, or restore it. But you can only create a car once. Now you could create a clone. However, to have a clone you have to take a piece from an original. Some of the automotive "clones" I've seen don't have a piece of the original on them. You could create a replica. That's a novel concept to the car community, but not to the scien- tific one. The Smithsonian has been using this concept for well over 100 years. So why couldn't the collector car world just use the word "replica"? One last thing: What's the difference between a replica and a counterfeit? It's pretty simple. A replica doesn't try to trick anyone into thinking that it's something that it isn't. A counterfeit does.— Dana Mecum, Marengo, II Dana, you've left out a few more of our favorite obfuscatory terms, like "continuation car " The British and Italians do a little better job here, with terms like "bitsa," "speciale," and "modificato." We at SCM like "fakey-doo," but strangely, that term doesn't seem to be used much by the builders of recreations, clones and continuations. It all comes down to the same thing. The configuration a car is born in, including the drivetrain, options and paintwork it has when it leaves the factory, are its defining characteristics. Any alterations from those original specifications, whether caused by aging, accident, or just an owner looking for more horsepower or leather seats, are modifications. You make a strong case for the use of the word "replica," and your logic is sound. When the Smithsonian builds a diorama illustrating a scene from the age of dinosaurs, they don't label the fakey-doo sculpted figures on display as "clones" or "continuation dinosaurs." "Replicas" is just fine there, and it should be for the car community as well.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic  1966-85 Fiat 124 Sport Coupe and Spider Although the "Fix It Again, Tony" reputation of these cars will not die, at least they're cheap to repair by Donald Osborne eviewing the Fiat 124 when new, Car and Driver wrote, "The Fiat 124 Sport Coupe costs $1,400 less than an Alfa 1750 GT Veloce and $2,300 less than a Porsche 912. Within the limits of sanity it handles just as well, it has way more useful room inside, and it even has better acceleration than the Porsche. Do we have your attention?" Indeed, both the Fiat 124 Sport Coupe and Spider were impressive sports cars when they were introduced in 1966. Almost 40 years later, these 124s still offer loads of style and a spirited driving experience, and both models can be enjoyed on a jug-wine budget. Based on the 124 sedan, the coupe used the same platform, allowing it to be a true four-seater. It boasted a clean, elegant, factory-built body with a large and airy greenhouse. Pininfarina built the Spider on a shortened version of the sedan chassis, with 5 1/2 inches removed from the wheelbase. This certainly enhanced its looks, but rendered the rear seating area useless. Regardless, the design was certainly one of the fabled Italian coachbuilder's best, with simple lines mixing flat and rounded surfaces in a modern fashion. The sporting 124s featured a heavily modified version of the sedan's engine, with dual overhead cams rather than pushrods, stronger rods and shaped pistons, as well as tuned intake and exhaust ports. The result was a robust, revhappy, 1,438-cc engine producing 96 hp with a 6,800-rpm redline. A five-speed transmission was standard in the convertible and optional in the coupe until 1969. Early cars had a torque tube rear suspension, which was replaced in 1968 with an axle with trailing arms for more predictable handling. Four-wheel disc brakes were standard on both models. onship Italian racing yacht. These last cars had an attractive new dashboard and leather seats, and the diminutive rear seat was replaced with a more functional parcel shelf with covered compartments. 1979 Fiat 124 Spider power to 87 hp. This is the least desirable engine, as the exhaust-cam-driven pump is prone to bearing seizure, which causes the timing belt to jump, with expectedly unfortunate results. A 1,995-cc engine came along in 1978, yet despite the increase in size, it produced no more power. A generally undesirable automatic transmission also became available around this time. Thankfully, Bosch fuel injection debuted in 1979 and restored some of the grunt, bumping the 2-liter's output up to 102 hp. As the 124 suffered through its crippling engine transplants, it also suffered aesthetically. The simple, single-headlight, slim-bumper look of the coupe was changed in 1970 to a less appealing design with quad headlights and a larger grille. In 1973, a heavier bumper was added, along with an even fussier grille. In the final variant launched in 1974, the car was further beaten with the ugly stick, gaining dreaded impact bumpers, larger taillights and a larger trunk lid. Over the years the coupe also lost its attractive wood-grained dashboard for a vinyl covering which finally gave way to a grooved aluminum panel. The duo went on sale in the U.S. beginning in 1968, and enjoyed long production lives, going through numerous changes in appearance and mechanical spec over the years. As with most cars of the era, these changes tended to be mostly for the worse, as the original designs succumbed to increasing emissions and safety regulation. Under the hood, a larger 1,608-cc, 104-hp engine was fitted in 1971, a powerplant which most consider the best of those to do service in the 124, due to its free-revving nature and reliability. This was later dumped for a 96-hp, 1,756cc unit based on the engine in the European 132 sedan, part of Fiat's effort to meet American emissions standards. Characteristically for an Italian carmaker, there is no record of when exactly the swap occurred, as both engines were fitted to cars built in 1973. By 1976, an added smog pump dropped 20  Changes to the Spider were a bit more involved, unsurprising given its longer production run. In 1970, larger taillights with integrated backup lights were fitted, along with a mesh grille in place of the original horizontal bars. Twin "bubbles" appeared in the hood to clear the twin carburetors in 1971. The grille changed in 1974 to a black metal stamping while the bumpers gained rubber mounting blocks to meet impact standards. In 1975, the coupe was discontinued and the aging Spider was withdrawn from the European market. It would still be sold in the U.S. for another decade, however. Even after Fiat pulled out of the U.S. entirely in 1982, Spider production continued, thanks to coachbuilder Pininfarina. It sold the car directly, now renamed "Spider Azzura," after a champi- In looking for a 124 Sport, it's important to know that the market doesn't much value originality with these cars. Many have been modified with updated or improved mechanicals and appearance items. Sometimes the modifications have been tasteful, other times less so. What matters most is finding a car that suits your needs and budget, and as none are too expensive, that shouldn't be too hard if you're patient. Although the "Fix It Again, Tony" reputation of these cars will not die, it's not that tragic, so long as you have a Tony in your neck of the woods. These are not only cheap cars, but cheap cars to repair. The engines are all quite durable and can cover 100,000 miles without major issues if they're well maintained, excepting the aforementioned issues with the smog pump. Cam belts should be replaced every 30k miles to be safe. The synchromesh in the transmissions can also be a concern, mostly from owners using the incorrect fluid. Rust can affect the suspension towers and rear suspension trailing arm mounting points, as well as the inner fenders, floor pan and rockers. This is obviously a greater concern in the Spiders, where leaky tops tend to compromise sealing. Trim and switchgear are not of a high quality, and an original car will likely need many of these parts replaced. DETAILS Years produced: Spider, 1966-85; Coupe, 1966-75 Number produced: Spider, 198,000; Coupe, 299,686 Original list price: Spider, $3,181; Coupe, $2,878 (in 1968) SCM Pike Guide: $4,000$6,000 Tune-up/major service: $250 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis #: right side of firewall Engine #: left side of block Club: Fiat Lancia Unlimited, 3258 Scioto Farms Dr., Hillard, ON 43026 Web site: www.flu.org Alternatives: 1969-93 Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider, 1976-81 Triumph TR7 coupe/convertible, 1974-90 Fiat X1/9 SCM Investment Grade: C Parts support for the 124 is excellent, however, with a number of different sources serving a fairly large market. An active club, Fiat Lancia Unlimited (better known as "FLU") hosts many events for these Fiats, as well as the Lancia Beta models that share their engines. FLU owners tend to use their cars in rallies, tours and autocross events, rather than the typical "fluff and buff' car shows. It is on the road that the Fiat Sports are at their best, where their light, quick feel makes them great fun to drive. The Sport Coupe is one of the few genuine four-seater GT cars for the family man enthusiast, while the Spider is as beautiful as any Pinifarina-designed Ferrari. While there is little prospect of long-term appreciation for either model, miles of enjoyable, affordable pleasure await anyone who parks one in their garage.• Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas An Elise at Last It attracts men, women and children, car and non-car people alike—even people driving Volvos and hybrids L ast month, I wrote about a new car deposit deal that went bad. This month, let's look at a deposit deal that went well—my own. Almost four years ago, I gave Park Place Ltd., in Bellevue, WA, a $1,000 deposit toward a Lotus Elise. My contract, signed by Park Place co-owner Dave Bingham, stated that I was around 16th in line to buy one at his dealership, I would be able to buy the car at MSRP if one became available, my deposit was refundable, and I could sell my place in line. I figured what the heck—with a contract like this, I couldn't get hurt and maybe I could even make some money if I decided I didn't want the car. THE WAIT I checked in periodically, and was told that the car was really going to come, but no one was too sure when. Somewhere along the line, I was told I was 11th in line. Then later I was told that I was actually 18th, and that they had simply miscounted. But hey, how much mathematical precision do you expect from a car dealer? Last summer, I got a call asking me to pick colors and options. I went for silver over black, with the Touring and Sport packages. Perhaps this was actually going to happen? In February 2005 I finally got the call that my Elise was in. So I hopped the Amtrak from Portland to Seattle, where salesman David Bruski picked me up in his Mini Cooper S. We filled out the paperwork, I said hello to the sales staff, and Bruski showed me all the intricacies of the car. It was the smoothest car deal you could imagine, without a single surprise. Except I never drove it home. COMPLICATIONS As I loaded up the Elise, Bruski showed me the optional "Stage 2" exhaust that was installed on the dealership's demo, which was Storm Titanium in color. While deciding that the exhaust system was an improvement worth the extra $900, I also mentioned I thought I should have ordered mine in Storm Titanium, instead of my silver over black. Sensing things were about to get complicated, Bruski immediately started extolling the virtues of my chosen color, and pointed out that he had someone coming in the next day to pay a big premium over MSRP for the demo. "So, how is this one optioned?" I asked. "Oh, just the same as yours, except it has the $1,500 hardtop," he replied. I hadn't thought I could ever want a hardtop, but having seen it on the Elise, I thought 22  The author and his Titanium - it looked great, and its utility was obvious. After all, it was February, and Oregon winters get kind of nippy. So I asked how much it would cost me to trade my silver car for the Titanium one. As Bruski consulted with the sales manager, I explained my situation to Bingham. It took him a couple of minutes to understand what I wanted to do, but only about two seconds to reply. "I don't care. Take any car you want. Just pay the MSRP difference." So that's how I came to own my second Elise. I couldn't have been treated better by the folks at Park Place. BEHIND THE WHEEL So how is the car? It is fun to drive, very fast, has exceptional fit and finish, and at $49,738 is certainly the best performance bargain around. It attracts positive attention from men, women and children, car and non-car people alike. Even people driving Volvos and hybrids notice it. The sport suspension is not too stiff, the tires are just fine, and the Stage 2 exhaust isn't too loud. The routine problems are minimal. The engine stumbles at idle, but Lotus just announced a fix. I don't like the way the headlights are aimed, and I've heard that the trunks leak, although mine doesn't, at least not yet. The only shortcoming is that the pedals are difficult to heel and toe. An odd thing for Lotus, of all companies, to get wrong. The brake is considerably lower than the gas pedal, and you have to be a contortionist to pull off a smooth shift. At my first service at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, I had the brake pedal adjusted as high as possible, which somewhat improved the situation. I have learned that an aftermarket brake pedal modification is now available to colored pocket rocket fix the problem. It costs $125, but I think Lotus ought to be the ones writing the check. ON TRACK Two days after its first service, I drove the Elise at Portland International Raceway during a Porsche and BMW club track day. Out there with some experienced drivers, and with a passenger in the car, I drove away from a new Viper, watched a BMW M Coupe regret trying to follow me into the chicane, and chased down several Porsche GT3s. The Elise is acceptably quick in the straights, and extremely fast in the corners. The brakes work well, with no hint of fade or pedal softness. The car doesn't lean one bit, and I can't break the tires loose no matter how hard I'm willing to try. But most impressively, it actually feels like a race car. I don't mean to exaggerate this, but the only other production cars I've driven that have felt like this are the Enzo, F50, and Porsche Carrera GT. Everything else, even when it's faster than the Elise, still feels like a regular car that happens to work well on the track. But out on the track, the Elise never feels like a production car. For Lotus enthusiasts, it's been a long wait since the lithe Super 7. But it's been worth it the Elise represents the minimalist approach that Colin Chapman championed, and is truly an affordable race car that can be driven on the street. And in today's world of environmental and safety regulations, that's no small accomplishment.• John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. 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©2004 Mercedes Benz USA, LLC. A DaimlerChrysler Company, Brand Event Marketing. If You Don't Put It in Your Garage, It Might Wind Up in a Museum. The vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles offered for sale by the Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, are among the finest you'll find anywhere. They range from lovingly maintained daily drivers to frame-off restorations done by factory-trained craftsmen using authentic build sheets and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. And while it's true that many of these cars are worthy of being displayed in museums, they'd be much happier if they found new homes in the garages of individual enthusiasts. We have a hunch you feel the same way. To review the superb vehicles currently available, and to find out how you can purchase one, please call us at 866-M BCLASSIC (622-5277). Passion. Unlike any other.


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Ask the Experts Bite the Bullitt, or Hold On? "Instant collectibles" like the late-model Bullitt Mustang or the 2002 Thunderbird are best driven and enjoyed ear Experts: I own a 2001 Bullitt Mustang, Dark Highland Green, with about 12,000 miles. It is completely original, has been garaged, and is in great shape. What do you think is the long-term collectibility of these cars? There were only 5,582 made in a one-time run. I would appreciate your opinion greatly—Jerry Brickhouse, via e-mail B. Mitchell Carlson responds: As a feature car to start their "Living Legends" marketing theme in the middle of the 2001 model year, Ford introduced a limitededition Mustang package named and styled after the 1968 Mustang GT 390 that was used in the 1968 Warner Brothers movie "Bullitt," starring Steve McQueen. If we have to tell you that it's the star of the most famous chase scene in movie history, then you likely grabbed SCM instead of Better Homes and Gardens by mistake. It may have taken many years of negotiations and attorneys' fees to secure the licensing, but nonetheless it was a one-year (actually half-year) model only, built in a production run of 5,528 units. At 265 hp, the two-valve 4.6-liter V8 had a couple more ponies than the basic GT package but was much less potent than the four-valve, 320-hp "cammer" version in the SVT Cobra. The engine tweaks included larger dual throttle bodies, a dual-plenum intake, and an exclusive low-backpressure exhaust system. The Bullitts all had the same equipment, with a five-speed transmission, firmer sway bars, Tokico shocks, beefier brakes with 13inch Brembo rotors and red front calipers, 17-inch Torque Thrust-D look-alike wheels, brushed aluminum trim, black leather seating, a serialized dashboard plaque, and retro-style gauges in a font that duplicates Fords of the late 1960s. The only options were the color (Black, True Blue, and the most popular hue, Dark Highland Green) and audio packages. Looking at the Bullitt package in retrospect, we can pretty much say that it was a test bed for future Mustang parts and accessories, as the wheels, powertrain, handling package, brakes, and retro dashboard all appeared in later years of the GT, in the 2003-04 Mach I, on the options list, or in the Ford Motorsports catalog. That may have diluted some of its value, but a car is the sum of its parts, and these parts were top-notch. It was also one of FoMoCo's more successful "boutique" cars, unlike the new Thunderbird. 24  It takes more than a name to make a collectible. The one thing that might significantly affect the future value of the 2001 would be if Ford were to build a Bullitt package again, in its current 2005-cum-1968 Mustang. This would seem to be a logical possibility, especially based upon the popularity of the recent "Cornfield" TV commercial, where Steve McQueen's image is inserted behind the wheel of a 2005 Mustang GT. In today's market, the 2001 Bullitt edition's value rests in the $12,500 to $15,500 range, squarely between the GT and the Cobra. The GT convertible is currently pretty much on par with the Bullitt, but expect the Bullitt to be worth more in a few years. Historically, the values of the GTs have depreciated at a rate that makes a 1990s Cadillac DeVille look like a good investment. Since the Bullitt is more than emblems and trim, its true performance parts will help hold its value to the same lesser depreciation curve as the SVT Cobra's. Notice I didn't use the word "appreciation." That's just not going to happen. The lesson here is that "instant collectibles," be they real cars, scale-model cars, or stuffed bears, only make money for one entity: the manufacturer. If you want to take a gamble on putting a new car that has never been titled into storage and wait for it to be a big money maker, get in line behind all those guys with 1976 Cadillac Eldorado convertibles, 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car editions, and 2002 Ford Thunderbirds—the guys who still haven't figured out that they're buried in their cars. My advice is to continue to take the smart road you seem to be on, using the Bullitt on a limited basis, maintaining it well, and actually enjoying the car as Ford intended. Accept depreciation as a fact of life. If you drive your Mustang, after it's gone you can always look back on it as a car you had fun with, rather than a low-mileage boat anchor that did nothing but cost you money while it was sitting in the garage.* Sports Cos Market


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During the weekend of September 30th through October 2nd '2005 You are invited to attend the inaugural New York City Concours TElegance at Central Park. Ivaco a a u vie I isql a a 111 F4  a  P l'e al NYC Concours cltlecjance, A Timeless Classic Bringing history back to its roots 101 years after the very first Automobile Salon opened in New York City. The return of this unique and highly regarded event will be held in New York City's world famous Central Park, September 30th through October 2nd, 2005. CONCOUN DILE GANCE Known for its breathless city views and calming serenity Central Park provides a dramatic scenic backdrop for this exclusive world class event with New York City's best Hotels, Restaurants and shopping just steps away. Only the most important and significant classic cars will be shown during this special event making it almost a World Championship for the best classic cars. The third and final day will be an exclusive "Ferrari only" event showing the best examples of this fascinating marque. You are invited to join thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors from all over the world to enjoy three full days of exciting automobiles on display which will be judged by renowned automotive experts, journalists, race car drivers and celebrities. For further information regarding corporate and VIP hospitality contact: New VOA City ConcouPs fflecjance New YorL, NV USA Tel. 212-319-0800 info@nycconcoursdelegance.com


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Collecting Thoughts Indonesian Car Con What are the chances of there being two basket-case Gullwings in Indonesia, with consecutive chassis numbers? !if by Martin Emmison S o you say you've just come into some extra cash—or will be once you get that payout from the Dutch lottery? Trying to figure out how you're going to spend the millions that kind Nigerian government official will be forwarding you? Well, we've found the perfect way to spend all that easy money—buying collector cars from Indonesia. Of course, just like other Internet scams, this one is going to benefit someone—it just won't be you. THE SETUP A client called me one recent morning, asking if he should send money for a car he had found on the Internet, and could we secure it for him by a rapid contract? It was a MercedesBenz 300SL Gullwing, complete, but in need of a full restoration. The car was said to have been stored in a container for the last 40 years, and was offered for sale at $45,000 by a man named Richard Siregard, in the town of Medan, Indonesia. The same car was also advertised on the Web site motorcities.com , with chassis and engine numbers added (chassis 1980406500091, engine 1989806500099), except there the asking price was $70,000. (The complete URL is http://www.motorcities.com/vehicles/ ?mfid=05A31113929182.) At first, it sounded as if someone somewhere was just trying to make a fast buck, flipping the car before they'd actually bought it. My man had been assured by phone that his offer of $30,000 had been accepted, and all he had to do was send a $15,000 deposit IKKZOLIKAAK4 KITAlt 141114VOUR 1/0014ESIA A , , SURAT TANDA NOMOR KENDARAAN BER MOTOR. 1100101 POUS1 : tligatavo ALAW4f teK/Vrrii. SUMATIERA UTk.R.A. ____  likt.O.P Via* ixo upon so iiaiiii -,41i.  III BK 12 K2 MAMA MGM ; 2 VOWS PA7A i CI 314i. SEW144 MIRCEMS KMKAO*1  'WC% PlKeturAn  liki-KN FIK.s40400  V 54141KA %VARNA  ' 300SL I 9 SC -  -  47/ 1 9 5/5 :,/,', • ■ ■ , *Amu* ANKKAANIK 144 04 et Nowa %Est-4 19019006 **KO gla SKI 1. Real Indonesian registration document, or the bait at the end at the hook.' 26  Lf RI AK( A SEP111/61.11/ 2008 PISAN KAAU - Barn find turned Internet scam and the car would be held for him. In addition to photos of the car, the seller had sent e-mail images of documents, which appeared to be Indonesian registration papers that quoted the same chassis and engine numbers. The seller had even supplied the contact details for his lawyer in the same northern town of Medan, a man named R. Sartana Limbong. AVOIDING THE HOOK Beware parting with any money, I advised my client, until you have seen the car in the metal, have checked that the seller owns it free and clear and can pass good title, and that you can export it from Indonesia without major problems. Then I picked up the phone and called the seller's attorney. It was a very muffled connection and his English was not good, but his message was clear: The money must be sent to the bank account as already advised. I told him that by the terms of our contract the $15,000 would be held in an escrow account in London, earmarked for this purchase, until our buyer had inspected the car and verified the seller's title. But that was no good, Limbong said, your client must send the money first. 05 SEP TIMKEm AWL', A A A.4.0[11. KALAItAAIM After our conversation, I sent him a short contract, which provided for money to be held in London pending verification of the details. That e-mail was clearly received, but to date, three months later, there has been no reply. DETECTIVE WORK It was becoming apparent that this was a big-time con, so I put in a call to my favorite 300SL specialist, to check that the quoted chassis and engine numbers tallied, and ask whether he knew anything about a car with these numbers in Indonesia. He wasn't available, so I then tried to check that Limbong was indeed a lawyer practicing in Indonesia, but had no success there, either. So my client and I did some more research on the Internet. We found freelancesecurity .com, a Web site for locating private investigators and detectives, which indicated that my man was not the first person to have had an offer accepted for a 300SL Gullwing located in Indonesia. We learned that a Belgian man had offered to buy what sounded like the same car from someone named Ivonne Patricia in Pekan Baru. He had sent $15,000 to Patricia's bank account, and $3,300 to the account of a Bhertrand Kevin Panggabean, trading as Singapore Airborne Limited, who had emailed to confirm that he held the car ready for shipment. As you might guess, the Belgian's money was gone, but no 300SL had appeared. FORGED DOCUMENTS? The Belgian had posted images of the 300SL's Indonesian registration documents on the Web site. He, like my client, had received them by e-mail from the seller. They show Ivonne Patricia's details, and Sports Car Market


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4000 the chassis and engine numbers for a 300SL almost identical to those typed on the similar document that was e-mailed to my client, with only the final digits being different. What are the chances of there being two basket case Gullwings in Indonesia, having consecutive chassis numbers? It looked as if someone was forging Indonesian registration documents as part of an advance payment fraud, so my client pulled the plug on his would-be deal, less than twelve hours after he first called me. The next day my Gullwing specialist returned my call Too Good to Be True? At press time, all these cars, said to be located in Indonesia, were offered on www.classic-british-cars.corn ‘J 1960 Bentley S2 good  $30,000 Teluk Bayer 0 and confirmed what we had already learned. "Don't touch it," he said immediately. "It is a well-known scam." A LARGER HOAX I wrote to the Belgian who had been conned, in the hope that he could fill in more details. A reply came from a friend of his who had been trying in vain to recover the money or secure the Gullwing—if it even existed. Hendra Leaking The friend told me he had been contacted by an American who had also been investigating cars that were advertised on the Internet as being located in Southeast Asia. His research indicated that the shipping company, Singapore Airborne Limited, did not exist as a legitimate freight forwarder. I was also directed to a number of other Indonesian cars offered on the Internet at very keen prices, all of which were shown in photographs that certainly looked like they were taken elsewhere, quite possibly in the United States. Most of these ads were listed on www.classic-british-cars.com , and included two E-types, some Big Healeys, two Aston DB6s, and a couple of Ferraris, among others. 1963 Jaguar XKE 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster restored  $37500 Pekan Baru Richard Siregar restored  $30,000 Pekan Baru loon no Patricia The most recent ad posted at press time dated to February 2005, though a few individuals have also posted ads on the site warning potential buyers to beware of fraudulent sellers from Indonesia. HOW YOU CAN HELP 1967 Jaguar XKE 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS project  $10,000 Pekan Baru Nom Patricia restored  $135,500  Indonesia R. Sartana Limbong It's clear that these con artists are going to keep at it until they're either caught or the entire collector car community gets wise to their scheme. If any SCM readers have further information about this scam, or any other car con for that matter, please let us know about it. And let us stress the old Latin 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 1966 Aston Martin DB6 restored  $31,000 Pekan Baru restored  $21,000 Pekan Baru 1973 BMW 3.0CSL  2002 BMW Z8 like new  $77,000  Padang Brett A. like new  $25,000 Pekan Baru Angie Renzi Richard Siregar   maxim caveat emptor, let the buyer beware. While the vast majority of those who trade in the collector car world are upstanding individuals— or at least legitimate vendors—there is always the potential to be had. While we've all been tempted by that intriguing advertisement which suggests an exciting barn find or a juicy bargain, if something appears too good to be true, it probably is.• Jack Huang Martin Emmison is a lawyer in London, specializing in deals and disputes as to historic cars, and a frequent contributor to SCM. He can be reached at memmison@gdlaw .co.uk. June 2005 1 1142rotG www.AutomobileInspections.rom Any Car Any Year Anywhere "When you need the job done right" .0Auni s ■MV/ Automobile Inspections LLC, Hartford, CT USA Telephone: 860 456 4048 Fax 860 423 6260 27


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Portrait of a Legend John Z. DeLorean From muscle car father and counterculture executive to automotive underdog, DeLorean's successes far outweigh his oft-recalled failures by Dave Kinney been an avid Avanti collector, and the step from off-beat Avantis to fairly strange DeLoreans isn't a large one. W I recently bought and sold a DeLorean (very low miles, a proper car), and just spending a little time around it made me appreciate what an incredible combination of money, brains, intuition, salesmanship and just plain moxie goes into creating your own car company. The ranks of those who have failed—failed magnificently in some cases—include Preston Tucker and steel magnate Henry Kaiser. John DeLorean was a classic American success story. Born of a humble background, his father, an alcoholic Ford foundry worker, abandoned his wife and four sons, forcing John DeLorean's mother to support the brood with a factory job. Growing up in a modest house in Detroit, DeLorean obtained a scholarship to attend Lawrence Institute of Technology, and worked for both Chrysler and Packard before joining General Motors in 1956. John DeLorean can rightfully claim to be one of the fathers of what we now refer to as muscle cars. By taking the lowly Pontiac Tempest, an economy car, and dropping a 389-ci V8 into it, the GTO was born, making DeLorean and former drag racer Jim Wangers, at the time an advertising executive with Pontiac, the co-inventors of a genre that Baby Boomers now chase with fistfuls of money. The successes were many for the young DeLorean. At Pontiac, the team consisting of general manager Bunkie Knudsen, chief engineer Pete Estes and DeLorean as assistant chief engineer turned the division around. Along with the aforementioned GTO, other successes included the Wide Track marketing concept, a new and distinct corporate identity featuring Pontiac's split grille, and the introduction of both the Catalina and Bonneville lines. In the '60s, Pontiac became known for its many innovations, and this, combined with DeLorean's flamboyant, almost countercultural persona, made him a force to be reckoned with at General Motors. After taking over the Chevrolet division in 1969, DeLorean invested in quality control, at the same time attempting to reduce the bloated administrative structure. Among his accomplishments we can count the Vega compact. Now best forgotten, at the time the car was a worthy competitor to the Ford Pinto and a substantial source of cash flow for Chevy. In 1973, growing weary and wary of GM's button-down culture, and despite appearing to 28  hile I never met John DeLorean, when I read of his passing I felt like I had lost a friend. For some unknown reason, I've always The two DeLoreans be in line to run the entire company, DeLorean quit his $650,000-per-year job. You won't find any tributes to DeLorean at General Motors headquarters; quoting from Automotive News, March 28, 2005: "Since 1973 DeLorean's name has not been spoken much in GM's inner circles." He formed the DeLorean Motor Company in October 1975. It was at this point in this classic American success story that things began to go terribly wrong. DeLorean took from the mid-1970s until 1981 to raise enough money, find an appropriate assembly site and develop the production car (called the DMC-12 because of its then-projected $12,000 price tag). DeLorean shopped the world for the best deal, wooed by many U.S. cities, Puerto Rico, and even foreign countries before settling on Belfast, Northern Ireland. He obtained a substantial loan from the British government to hire thousands of Belfast's underemployed workforce. By the time the car finally arrived in dealer showrooms, it was swollen, overpriced, and slow. Despite a massive and partially successful chassis re-engineering job by Lotus, the Peugeot Renault Volvo (PRV) V6 engine was hopelessly underpowered for a sports car. Although the Giorgetto Giugiaro-penned design was both attractive and futuristic, build quality issues as well as a recession and a list price of $25,000 conspired to make the car a slow seller once the initial "got to have it" crowd had purchased theirs. Further, while the stainless-steel finish was eyecatching, in fact it hurt sales, as there was no way to differentiate "your DeLorean" from that of anyone else. The few cars that we see that have been painted, most often red or black, offer visual proof that this striking design would have benefited greatly by being available in a variety of hues. With ever-increasing cash needs, in October 1982 DeLorean was arrested on drug trafficking charges in a hotel room in Los Angeles, allegedly master-minding a cocaine distribution deal that would provide him with enough money to rescue the floundering company. Claiming entrapment, he was found not guilty and was later acquitted of federal fraud charges related to the millions that disappeared from the DeLorean company. After this time, DeLorean kept a low profile, eventually declaring personal bankruptcy in 1999. A bitter moment in the career of a man who at one time was arguably one of the best and brightest in the American car industry, reduced to the butt of late-night talk show comics, with jokes like, "Why does a DeLorean always go straight down the road?" Answer: "Because it follows the white line." Yet as I sat inside my DeLorean, I found myself thinking that despite his monumental failure, it takes real talent, vision and drive, and perhaps a little genius, to get as far as he did. He created a unique automobile, was clever enough (or larcenous enough, maybe) to get a factory financed, and created a global distribution network for it. Perhaps John DeLorean was born a generation too soon. Following the slippery slope started by Michael Milken in the 1980s and continuing with Martha Stewart today, DeLorean might have been able to come clean with the public and become a sort of folk hero, the Don Quixote who jousted with the big auto manufacturers and got his lance handed back to him in pieces. But there was no mea culpa coming forward from DeLorean, just silence. His most famous accomplishment, his car, was rescued from obscurity by being featured, heavily modified, as a comicbook-style time machine in "Back to the Future," in some ways the ultimate insult to his original vision. Just as the cocainetoting DeLorean became a joke, so now every DeLorean owner has to endure being asked, "Does that thing have a flux capacitor in it?" when he gets out of his gullwinged wonder. But by any kind of measure, DeLorean lived a life worth living. He galvanized Pontiac with trademark icons that live on today. He helped revitalize Chevrolet, then the largest and most important automotive brand in the world. And against such long odds, he got his own sports car built and delivered to end users. DeLorean did make a difference. Like many other automotive pioneers and luminaries, John Z. DeLorean risked it all to grab for the brass ring. But for him, like so many others, his hold on it was brief, and his dream of golden glory turned into a stainless-steel illusion. • Sports Car Market


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SCM, Picks _ Amelia Island Concours With plenty of classics, stunning exotics, racing legends, and—most importantly—sunshine, Amelia is the place to be in March by Tad Dinsmore DETAILS Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance March 10-12, 2006 Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island Amelia Island, Florida www.amelioconcours.org Best of Show: The 1931 Bugatti Type 51 from the Nethercutt Collection and the 1953 Porsche 550 coupe from the Miles Collier collection. His encyclopedic knowledge and affection for all forms of cars, from NASCAR stockers to Bugattis, was in evidence everywhere, from the seminars on the small block Chevy to the variety of cars on the lawn. T 30  Cameos by Bobby Rahal, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Derek Bell, and a host of other racing greats peppered the weekend. The ma- he tenth annual Amelia Island Concours was a success, thanks in no small part to perfect weather, but mostly due to host Bill Warner's impeccable preparations. chinery did not disappoint either, as Best of Show honors were shared by a Bugatti Type 51 from the Nethercutt collection and a Porsche 550 with vintage Carrera Panamericana rally history. A number of modern exotics, including a matched pair of cherry-red Superformance Brock Coupes, a Porsche Carrera GT, and a Lamborghini Gallardo were strewn around the front lawn of the Ritz-Carlton like Matchbox cars in a sandbox. But the real focus was on the classics, with Alfa Romeo being the featured marque. The display of cars from Milano offered a walk through automotive history, starting with the fabled pre-war 6 and 8Cs, and continuing through the GTAs and TZs of the '60s. Ten years ago, March was an empty month on the car collector's calendar, while today the words "Amelia Island Concours" are penciled in by serious enthusiasts all over the world. SCMers were well represented both in the audience and as trophy recipients; a list of the winners appears on the following page.* Sports Car Market


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AWARD-WINNING Sailers BEST IN SHOW The Collier Collection, Naples, FL 1953 Porsche 550 coupe BEST IN CLASS • Robert and Sandra Bahre, Alton, NH 1937 Duesenberg 1-529 convertible coupe • The Collier Collection, Naples, FL 1966 Ford GT40 Mk ll B • Walter Eisenstark, Yorktown Heights, NY 1953 Siata Berlina • Lee and Joan Herrington, Bow, NH 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K • Robert B. McConnell, Urbana, OH 1958 Kurtis Kraft Roadster 500-C2 • Miller family, Carlisle, PA 1960 Chevrolet Corvette • Gale and Henry Petronis, Easton, MD 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 • Edward Reich, Cleveland, OH 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS • Ray Scherr, West Lake Village, CA 1933 Rolls-Royce P2 Henley Roadster • Jerry Seinfeld, New York, NY 1949 Porsche Gmund Coupe • Larry Smith, Bloomfield Hills, MI 1936 Stout Scarab • DeNean Stafford, Tifton, GA 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Every man needs a Woodie, and there were plenty here to choose from. • David and Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, CA 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 SSZ • Henry Wilkinson, Asheville, NC 1965 AC Cobra 289 • Don Williams, Danville, CA 1953 Dodge Firebomb AMELIA AWARDS _ • Richard Ballantine, Durango, CO 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti • Howard Banaszak, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1953 MG TD Sport Speciale - Gene and Marlene Epstein, Wrightstown, PA 1953 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Drophead Timothy Gallagher, Asheville, NC 1953 Alfa Romeo Pinin Farina Coupe 1900 • William Grimsley, Sausalito, CA 1957 Bentley Continental Si Park Ward DHC • Ted Hohman, Grand Rapids, MI 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Ed Herrmann (R) of The Aviator" and "Gilmore  Girls" fame shares MC duties with Ed Lucas. Period fashion meets period performance • William Kontes, Hobe Sound, FL 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 • Sam and Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ 1954 Dodge Firearrow II • Peter and C. Elizabeth Markowski, Vergennes, VT 1940 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Gruber cabriolet • Sandra McNeil, Bayport, NY 1960 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato • Robert Platz, Wynnewood, PA 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster • John W. Rich, Pottsville, PA 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Patrick S. Ryan, Montgomery, AL 1967 Lola 1-70 Mk II - Jim Schmidt, Gainesville, FL 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible • Nancy and Gerry Sutterfield, Lake Park, FL 1974 Veritas-BMW Rennsport Spyder • Martin Swig, Sausalito, CA 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Zagato Spider Judging the featured marque: AllO Romeo June 2005  George Jetson:s entry - Don Williams, Danville, CA 1961 Aston Martin 0B4 GT 31


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Poo m_E__  5 Days in May + Cars at Auction r) tram --41110*-- May 26-30, 2005 - Thursday-Monday Boone County Fairgrounds Belvidere, IL X1 1964 Plymouth Belvedere Hemi Super Stock Limited Super Stocks built. Very few with Hemi's. This is the only one we know that is a "hardtop". 2200 original miles. X5 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS, Z16 Prototype Documented prototype for the famed Z16 Malibu's __tria_a:A.4--tr...E.AILLEJ-Lfr 18TH ANNUAL _:_ii 1 u_LE_ tool IBEEL...___ ' Calligginik lggat i_ect_tr......_Au_ral_mit_ X6 1969 Chevelle SS Pro/Show Stunning car from the blown engine to the suicide doors. Multiple national show wins. #1 Pro-Built in the nation in 2004. #3 Show car overall. Extensive body mods X3 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO Concourse winner, great documentation, only three accounted for 541 1998 Harley Davidson Custom Motorcycle Designed and built by Paul Yafee Top Bike awards and major shows including Oakland Roadster Show Latest listings with photos and info are on our website MecumAuction.com X7 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram V. Original Trans Am (PHS Documents), with an N.O.S. Ram V motor. 538 1957 Chevrolet Convertible. Only 23,000 original miles, original paint, interior and even the sales invoice. 522 1970 Ford Boss 429 Mustang. Recent restoration, original matching 429 engine, one of only 43 built.


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X2 1965 Pontiac GTO with only 4,000 miles The world's finest example of an original, untouched, unrestored GTO 521 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28 JL-8 Stunning car with factory JL-8 four wheel disc brakes 517 1970 Dodge Challenger 5.7 Hemi Convertible Fuel injected late model hemi engine, the best of yesterday and today X4 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Numbers matching, 8,000 original miles, rotisserie restoration. Many magazine features. Formerly in the Chrysler Museum in Detroit. 512 1968 Ford Shelby GT-500 1,365 miles, full Shelby documentation, build sheet, tags and stickers 535 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Original engine, build sheet, Dana 60 rear 59 1967 Dodge Coronet UT Hemi Original hemi car, one of 55 FUT Hemi's built. Sold new at Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge Latest listings with photos and info are on our website MecumAuction.com &alOad-9- c:5;%$ fci  riait Plea," fla-6ed-9-, COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS For information on Selling or Buying at this event call us at MECUM 815-568-8888 Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers • 950 Greenlee Street • Marengo, IL 60152 EVERYONE IS WELCOME - BUYERS - SELLERS - SPECTATORS


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SCM Around the World _ Retromobile 2005 A selection of Europe's classics and certainly its priciest automobilia offered a welcome interruption to the dreariness of winter by Tad Dinsmore The WRX of its day, at least to Francophiles The four-ton, 12.8-liter Bugatti Royale built for Dr Armand Esders On-site parking filled up quickly.  selection of the finest classic cars in continental Europe descended upon Paris for ten rain-, hail-, and snow-filled February days. Part car show, part swap meet, with a smattering of auctions and plentiful traditional French fare, Retromobile is a must-attend event for connoisseurs of vintage European motoring. From the diminutive 1900 De Dion to the gargantuan and over-the-top Esders Bugatti Type 41 Royale roadster, vehicles of literally all shapes and sizes gathered in Hall 7 of Paris Expo during an otherwise dull and dreary time of year. A Manufacturer booths encouraged consideration of how far motoring has come, as important 34 The SCM gang at Cafe de Jambon  models from days gone by sat next to futuristic concepts like the Renault F 1 Espace—more or less a minivan with an Fl chassis, and the 800hp engine to match. And no matter how obscure a marque, chances are there was an auto club representing it with fine original and restored examples on display. Automobilia of all sorts was presented, from row after row of scale models to hard-to-find pieces for your old Citroen or Peugeot. Fine art—both two-dimensional and sculptural— abounded, while original and replica motobilia signage appeared to be hot items for vendors and auction houses alike. Both Christie's and Artcurial held auction One of only ten three-wheeled 1946 Mathis 333s events; the former at the Expo hall and the latter at Palais des Congres. Automobilia was featured in both shows, with Christie's in particular seeing as much as 30 times the low estimate for period posters. Artcurial had some attractive open-wheel race cars, and I watched in envy as a gentleman sitting just in front of me snatched up three of them. Our reception at Retromobile's Café de Jambon was well attended, with well over 50 SCMers stopping by. This auto show has become a regular, postBarrett-Jackson watering hole for us, and each year we are rewarded for our journey by cars and bits that you simply can't find anywhere else.• Sports Car Market


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Photos: RM Auc tions Ferrari Profile 1955 375 America Berlinetta Modificato Shadlun's shop was a perverted museum of the most beautiful automobiles, all of them crippled by wreckage, fire or simple neglect by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1953-55 Number produced: 12 SCAI Price Guide: S350,000-$750,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000-$3,000 Distributor cap: $450 (two required) Chassis number: driver's side frame rail Engine number: right side near starter motor, back of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1953-54 Ferrari 250 Europa, 1953-63 AC Ace with 289 Ford SCA1 Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 0315AL Engine number: 5483 I n the early 1950s Enzo Ferrari began to manufacture road-going Grand Tourismo cars. The 250 Europa and 375 America series are generally considered to be Ferrari's first production models, although only 18 of the former and twelve of the latter were built. In period, the Europa and America were considered to be the world's ultimate GTs, and were ordered by such luminaries as Roberto Rossellini, Tony Parravano, Ingrid Bergman, and the former King of Belgium, Count Somsky. The 250 Europa, with its 3-liter V12, was designed for travel on continental roads, while the 375 America's 300-hp, 4.5-liter, Lampredi V12 was ideal for rapid transport on America's new interstates. The two models differed only in their engine size, with chassis, gearbox, suspension and bodies essentially identical. The car on offer here was purchased by Dr. Guida Balestra on Nov. 13, 1954. SN 0315AL was delivered in 3-liter form; however, Dr. Balestra decided he would rather have a 4.5-liter model, so contacted the factory to perform a swap, which was completed in 1955 according to Ferrari factory correspondence. The current owner of 0315AL commissioned a second engine swap prior to the 1995 California Mille. As he also owned a 375 MM Spyder with an incorrect 330 engine, he noted that a 375 engine would enhance the value of his Spyder more than it would hurt the provenance of this 375 America coupe. Therefore, 0315AL received the 330 engine and an overdrive gearbox, a swap that made good sense, as the owner intended to make 0315AL an event car. The 330 engine makes the same 300 hp as the 375, but is lighter and much less expensive to service. After the swap, the car was stripped to bare metal, fitted with a Rossellini 375 MM-inspired hood scoop, a recessed external gasoline filler, and painted in traditional Rosso Corsa. Competition seats and a boltin roll bar completed its conversion to a club racer. Since that time, the Ferrari has clocked approximately 5,000 miles in rallies, club track days and touring, including the 1996 Copperstate 1000 Rally and the 1997 Colorado Grand. Considering its practicality, condition, and state of preparation, this gorgeous and fast Ferrari GT stands as a desirable event car for club and rally venues. 36  The SCM analysis: This car sold for $198,000 at RM's Phoenix auction, held January 28, 2005. Lampredi 375-series Ferraris are about as exotic as you can get. The cars are both hated after for their performance and feared for their maintenance costs. Only a small number of 375s were built, with the rarest and most desirable now selling in the multi-million-dollar range. For the 375 America. the current SCM Price Guide lists values between $350,000 and $750,000. So when S/N 03 I 5AL sold for a paltry $198,000, we knew there had to be a story. If you read Road & Track in the '60s and '70s you likely remember the ad: "Antique, Exotic Cars, any condition—rundown, wrecked, etc. Ferrari, 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Lot #269A, 5/N 0231EL Condition: 2 Sold at $299,600 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/12/2004 SCM ID# 34823 1954 Ferrari 250 GI Europa Lot #93; S/N 0349EU Condition: 2Sold at $330,000 RM, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/2002 SCM ID# 27048 Maserati, old race cars, etc. (201) 938-xxxx. Basil Shadlun, Howell, NJ" Each month for years the ad appeared in the "wanted" section of the classifieds. The ads fed Shadlun with a continuous supply of exotics to sell, refurbish, or strip for parts. The lesser cars, the Jaguars and a Delahaye, dotted his property, but the good cars were cloistered away in the fabled chicken coops. The scene was surreal: majestic Ferraris, Maseratis and Mercedes were scattered among tools, machinery and junk, a perverted museum of the most beautiful automobiles, obscenely displayed on dirt floors, all of them crippled by wreckage, fire or simple neglect. A burnt hulk of a Daytona Spyder sat near a Dino crushed to the windshield. A once-proud Lusso, its cylinder head lying next to it, flanked a tatty California Spyder A pair of 250 Europas resided here, as did a pair Sports Car Market


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of 375 Americas, one of them our 0315AL. The route from Maranello to New Jersey was a long one, but perhaps it's fitting that 0315AL passed through Shadlun's shop. The car had already been extensively modified since beginning life as a 250 Europa. First it was returned to the factory to be fitted with a 4.5-liter motor and rechristened a 375 America Berlinetta. Somewhat later, as the story goes, its first owner tired of the coachwork. In 1958 he sent 0315AL to Pinin Farina for an updated nose—one that turned out to be a poor complement to the Berlinetta's rear end. Curiously, a recent inspection of 031 5AL revealed the serial-numbered frame tube has been replaced with a non-numbered tube, an indication that a wreck was more probable than its owner just wanting an updated front end. Before 0315AL landed on Shadlun's farm in 1975, the somewhat awkward car spent time in Colorado and California. It's said the car was driven cross-country and arrived in much better condition than most of those that took up residence in the coops. Maybe a decade later, the car was freed from the farm. A handful of new owners passed her around, making further dubious modifications, like adding a Ford rear end. The last owner snatched her engine, replacing it with a pedestrian 330 unit. Then she was stripped of her interior and fitted with racing buckets and a roll bar As distasteful as these final modifications may be to the purist, ironically, they may have made the car more desirable. Its market value was decreased, but its event value was enhanced. For serious competition in vintage events, the proper car is essentia1 Not only does it take the right car to qualibr, but if you plan to have an enjoyable time the car needs to be comfortable, dependable, and powerful. With the reservation that some major events may frown on its incorrect engine, 0315AL approaches being a perfect event car It certainly has an exotic appearance, having a simple-to-maintain and reliable drivetrain, at least by Ferrari standards. Should the car sustain any damage due to over-enthusiastic piloting, it's not as if this is sheetmetal that has never known a dent-puller or been slathered with Bondo in its past. In short, at an affordable price, the new owner has a car that can be driven hard, without regret. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  www.RTGT.com June 2005  37


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Competizione Daytonas, from $300k to $2m Daytonas raced competitively through 1979, finishing second overall at the 24 hours of Daytona that year I t may seem that the Ferrari Daytona was always destined for a racing career. Its fabled name came from the internal designation for the new 365 GTB/4 coupe, a tribute to the 1-2-3 victory of the Ferrari 330 P4s at the 1967 Daytona 24 hours. Yet checkered flags couldn't have been further from the factory's plan for the 365 GTB/4. When it entered production in 1969, Ferrari was already overcommitted to both its Formula 1 program and the 512 M Sports Prototype program. With 1970 FIA regulations requiring 500 examples be built to be eligible to race in Group 4 for Special Grand Touring cars, it seemed unlikely that a Daytona would ever run in its namesake race. To top it all off, in a fit of pique over the leak of the name to the public, Enzo Ferrari dictated that "Daytona" was never to used by the factory. ENTER NART With no factory interest or support, North American Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti and his North American Racing Team took matters into their own hands. They were the first to race a Daytona, an early production car, SN 12547. Delivered by Scaglietti with an alloy body, a token roll cage and an outside fuel filler, Chinetti entered it in the 1969 Le Mans 24 hours. Unfortunately, it crashed in practice. The car then failed to finish at Daytona in 1970, and didn't start the race at Sebring in 1970. Ferrari did prep a 365 GTB/4 for the 1971 Sebring 12-hour race. A quickie job, S/N 14107 finished fifth in the prototype class and twelfth overall—not bad for a dead-stock Euro-spec model with slightly wider rear wheels. Chinetti was back at Le Mans in 1972, this time with 365 GTB/4 S/N 12467, which had been modified in Maranello. It finished fifth overall and ahead of all the Group 4 cars, but since Ferrari had not sought homologation, it was not given the class victory. But thanks to Chinetti's pressure, by this time the factory had been convinced to build and support a lightweight competition Daytona. FIFTEEN FROM THE FACTORY Just 15 Competition Daytonas in three distinct groups of five cars were built in 1971, 1972 and 1973. The first five Series I cars were focused on reducing weight, with alloy bodies, fiberglass hoods and Plexiglas windows. This resulted in a curb weight that dipped to 2,700 pounds from the stock 3,600. Output of the 4.4-liter V12 rose by 30 hp, to 380 hp at 7,700 rpm. Against much superior Sports Prototype cars, the Filipinetti 365 GTB/4 C, S/N 14437, finished fourth at the 1971 Tour de France, while the Pozzi 365 GTB/4 C, SN 14407, finished ninth. By the time the Daytona was homologated into Group 4 in 1972, a second batch of five much more serious GTB/4Cs were well underway. These Series II cars had radical engines making 402 hp at 8,300 rpm. As per the Group 4 rules at the time, these had steel bodies (weighing in at 3,200 pounds), and were fitted with extended wheel arches to cover the nine-inch-wide front and eleven-inch-wide rear Campagnolo wheels. Highly successful, the Series II 365 GTB/4Cs finished first through fifth in their class, and fifth through ninth overall at Le Mans in 1972, then took the top two podium spots at the 1972 Tour de France. Five Series III 365 GTB/4C's were built and individually delivered during the 1973 season. These featured even more radical engines, giving a (perhaps wishful) 450 hp, along with improved brakes and a roll cage for the driver. Also successful, GTB/4C S/N 16363 finished first in its class at Le Mans in 1973. Competition Daytonas continued to race competitively up to 1979, 38  with 365 GTB/4C S/N 16407 finishing second overall at the 1979 24 hours of Daytona. NEED ONE, BUILD ONE With only 15 factory cars built, demand exceed supply, so about a dozen additional Daytonas were prepared to Competizione specification by a variety of speed shops, starting with Chinetti's S/N 12547 in 1969, S/N 14107 that ran at Sebring in 1971, and Chinetti's SN 12467 that raced at Le Mans in 1972. Another ten or so cars were prepared after 1972, built by NART, Sport Auto of Modena, Traco in California, and by Ecutie Francorchamps in Belgium for club racing both in Europe and in the SCCA in the U.S. An even newer batch of Comp Daytonas has come on the scene in the past decade. With the revival of events such as the Tour de France, Piet Roelofs in Holland and some others in Europe have built another six or so cars to compete in these events, with S/N 13463 winning the 1993 Tour de France and finishing second overall the following year. These cars have been fashioned after the five Series III cars in bodywork and mechanical specifications. Can you tell the $1,700,000 difference? A GRADUATED LADDER When a new production 365 GTB/4 sold for about $19,500 (rising to about $25,350 by the end of production in early 1974), the factory-built race cars started at about $36,000. Today, we're talking $2 million for a factory Comp Daytona, which stands at the top of the food chain. S/N 14889 is the most recent factory-built car to sell, bringing $1,980,000 at RM's Amelia Island auction on March 12. This same car was offered for sale in 1983 for $145,000, it sold in 1995 for about $550,000, then changed hands in early 2005 for about $1,650,000 before appearing at the Florida auction. But you don't have to spend $2 million to get behind the wheel of a Comp Dayona. Further down the 365 GTB/4C food chain are the non-factory cars with period racing history. I've had a fair amount of experience with these cars, when at the height of the first gas crisis in 1974, as a mere lad of 25, I bought SN 12547. This was the 1969 Le Mans and 1970 Daytona and Sebring entrant, and I paid all of $14,000 for it. I resold it in 1979, raced and in pieces, for $35,000. Its value today would probably be closer to $1,000,000. I also once owned S/N 14107, the 1971 Sebring 12-hour entrant, purchased in 1989 for $440,000 and resold for $495,000. This car changed hands last year, going to Europe for a number around $700,000, though it would probably bring $800,000 today. If that's still too steep a price for you, there are always those Daytonas built in the late 1970s up through today. These cars have no real racing history, and as such, even a well built and race-prepared example will only sell for about $300,000. Or Roelofs will supply the base Daytona and build one for about €300,000. I own one of these today, and I can say that it's every bit as fun as a real Competition Daytona on the track, for a fraction of the price. Of course, it's never going to be worth as much as a real one, and the distance between the two is likely to grow. But I'm not really thinking about that while I'm powersliding the car though a second-gear turn in the Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge.• Sports Car Market


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English Profile 1950 Jaguar XK 120 roadster According to an interview with Sir William in the 1970s, the design was created, start-to-finish, in less than three weeks by Gary Anderson DETAILS Years produced: 1949-50 Number produced: 240 Original list price: $3,945 SCM Price Guide: $105,000-5145,000 Tune-up/major service: $650 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: front of left-hand chassis side member Engine #: right-hand side of cylinder block above oil filter Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America, c/o Nelson Roth, 1000 Glenbrook, Anchorage, KY 40223 Web site: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1953-55 Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC, 1955 Austin-Healey 100S 5CM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Lightweight Lot #354; S/N 670151 Condition: 2Sold at $79,500 Brooks, Carmel, CA, 8/18112000 5CM ID# 10413 Chassis number: 670128 T he first post-war auto salon held in London, the Earls Court British Motor Show, opened its doors on October 27, 1948. No one was prepared for the shock caused by the unveiling of the bronzecolored Jaguar roadster, the XK 120. William Lyons raised the bar for sports cars with this model, and nearly 60 years later we still admire its superb lines and the sound of its inline six-cylinder motor. The XI( 120 entered into production in 1949, and was instantly in high demand. The first 244 XK 120s—including the car on offer here—were clad entirely in aluminum. In period, these represented the best of the best, with their advantageous power-to-weight ratio courtesy of the alloy body and the highly tunable, dual-overhead-cam XK engine. This engine was used in production Jaguarsin successive stages of development through 1987. Like many of its siblings, this XK 120 was first shipped to the United States' West Coast, where it was campaigned in a number of amateur sports car races at Monterey and Santa Barbara. It then served for a time as a dirt-track racer, fitted with an American V8 engine when its original gave out. In poor condition, it returned to England for a full restoration by John May of XK Development at Homesdown Farms, Fiddington. The car has been prepared according to the Historic Sports Car Club rules, with respect to the spirit of 1950s-era racing. The drum brakes have been kept, as has the steering box (which has been displaced to the right side). Even the lever-arm shocks have been kept at the rear. The engine has been tuned with specific camshafts, 9:1 compression ratio, a C-type 40  head, and SU HD8 carbs, and the Moss gearbox is of the close-ratio type. Finished in pearl grey with red and biscuit interior and two aero screens, this Jaguar wears red wire wheels and is described as being in very good working condition. It is eligible for many historic events, including the Mille Miglia, Tour de France, and Le Mans Classic. 1949 Jaguar OK 120 Lightweight Lot #654; S/N 670111 Condition: 1 Sold at $129,600 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2004 SCAI ID# 26973 The SCM analysis: This car sold for $179,200 at Artcurial's Paris sale, held on February 13, 2005. There can be no question that the introduction of the prototype XK 120 in October 1948 was one of the great automotive success stories after World War II. It is often told how William Lyons and his key managers had used their time during wartime factory fire watches to define preliminary plans for the twin-overhead-cam, straight six-cylinder engine that would become the linchpin of Jaguar's post-war development. As soon as hostilities ceased, those plans were put into development and by late summer of 1948, the new engine was ready for introduction. There was only one problem—the sedan for which it was designed wasn't ready to be shown. Instead, Jaguar's Mark V, still employing the prewar 2.5- and 3.5-liter engines but with a stylish body design, was to SportsCarMarket


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be introduced as the firm's primary offering. So to showcase the new engine, Lyons decided to create a limited-production sports car that would draw attention to Jaguar 's sedans. Lyons started with the chassis of the Mk V, with its new independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes, and cut 18 inches out of the center to produce a 102-inch wheelbase. Over that heavy chassis, he sculpted an aluminum body with a long tail, set-back seats, and fenders that swept forward from the base of the doors in voluptuous curves, to nearly meet under a slender grille integral with the long bonnet. According to an interview with Sir William in the 1970s, the design was created, start-to-finish, in less than three weeks. Of course, we can assume that Lyons began with the basic proportions of the pre-war SSI 00 coupe prototype. Design elements from the pre-war Alfa roadster and BMW 328 are certainly suggested as well. Regardless, demand for the XK 120 Super Sport was so much greater than Lyons had anticipated that Jaguar immediately began to tool up to produce the car in steel. In the meantime, an alloy-bodied XK 120 was taken to the Jabbeke autoroute in Belgium in May 1949, where, in the presence of the auto press, it was timed at 126 mph in street trim, more than justifring the 120 of its name. A few weeks later that same car won Britain's .first post-war motor race at Silverstone. Jaguar was well and truly into the sports car business. While the tooling was being completed for the steel cars, Jaguar continued to produce a trickle of alloy cars before the steel bodies took over production in early 1950. Aside from the body panels, only a few details, such as the straight windshield pillars, distinguish the alloy cars from their successors. Today those alloy body cars are the most coveted of the XK series, and typically fetch twice the price of comparable steel XK 120s. This certainly explains part of the premium paid for the car pictured here. Yet still, the sale price for this particular car seems well above what one might have expected. The SCM Price Guide lists the value range for aluminum XK 120s at $105,0004145,000, with the steel ones in the .$45k-$70k range. In particular, in a marque that places great stock in matching numbers, this car has a replacement engine. Having been the subject of heavy track use (on dirt even), it's not inconceivable to assume that many of the trim pieces are not likely to be original to the car. This seems to be a well-weathered warhorse that has survived this long only because someone was careful enough to keep the body number plate and chassis number intact. Granted, an alloy-bodied Jaguar in racing trim is indeed eligible for many vintage events, but if one is looking for an early-1950s vintage car to race, there are many alternatives that might have been purchased for the same price, including an Aston Martin DB2/4 DHC or an AustinHealey 100S. Let 's just chalk the high price here up to the weak American dollar and hope that the buyer was paving in Euros. Even then this was hardly a bargain. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company. Additional translation by Kristen Hall-Geisler)• "We Share Your Passion for Classic Cars" • jj • :A  , , ri INSURANCE Toll Free (800) 678-5173  June 2005 Instant Quotes Online . www parishheacock com 41


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English Patient Gary Anderson And Now for Something Completely Different Any of these British orphans can be found in good running condition for less than $5,000, and are sure to get second glances on the show field the Rootes Group, before the difficult time that led to Chrysler first investing in and then taking control of the firm. If you've been around British cars much, you've probably heard of the Sunbeam Alpine roadster made in 1954-55. The same name was also given to a roadster in the '60s, but the original '50s model took its name from Stirling Moss's Alpine Rally win in a prototype version. (Fans of movie trivia will also remember the early Alpine as the roadster in the Hitchcock classic, "To Catch a Thief," in which Grace Kelly asks Cary Grant whether he prefers breasts or legs.) As lovely as the early Alpine is, with only 3,000 made it is a challenge to find one for sale, and a larger challenge still to find one in good shape. On the other hand, the 1953-54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 Mark IIA convertible coupe is almost exactly the same car. Though it lacks the long rear deck, bonnet vents, and the little bit of extra engine tuning of the Alpine, it does carry a functional back seat. •I III,. 7111 VIII IN 1.11111 , 11 111. 4,1 tIPINI.If  fIIC tn Sunbeam Talbot 90 D ear SCM: I've always been a bit of an Anglophile and have decided to get involved in the classic car hobby, so I'm thinking about buying a British collector car However I don't want to spend a lot of money at first and, frankly, I don't want to be lost among all the MGs, Triumphs and Healeys on the show field. What makes and models would you suggest I look at?—PLP, via e - mail First off, welcome to the teabaggers' stringback gloves and tweed cap club. While I myself am one of those folks who parks among the many MGs and Healeys at all-British field meets, I understand your motivation. At these events I always enjoy looking at the cars in the "all other marques" section, where many owners derive pleasure from the scarcity of their cars. If you're the sort who wants to stand out from the crowd, there are plenty of lesser-known British cars to fit the bill. While the more obscure marques still share many of the same mechanical underpinnings—after all, every manufacturer in England bought electric components from Lucas, fuel systems from SU, and chrome trim from common suppliers—each of them holds its own unique charm. But where to start? Some models are so rare—the Jowett Jupiter, for example—that if you've come across one, you've probably seen the only one within a thousand miles. Others are so small, fragile and underpowered that you might as well pedal a unicycle in rush hour traffic—the Berkeley comes to mind. But there are a number of charming British cars from the '50s and '60s that are both common enough to find a decent example, and provide competent enough performance to operate on today's highways. These oddballs tend not to be too expensive, while still having a readily available parts supply. I compiled the following selections with the help of my friend Kip Lankenau of Kip Motor Company (www.kipmotoncom) in Dallas, who specializes in supporting uncommon British cars. We were able to come up with three families of cars that you might wish to consider. SUNBEAMS Starting with the earliest, we'd suggest you look at Sunbeam Talbots manufactured from 1949-55. During this period, the marque was part of 42  HILLMANS Within the next generation of Rootes cars, the Hillman Minx is an interesting one to consider. Built from 1957-64, an astonishing 250,000 units were sold in North America. During the period, most American families owned just one car, which daddy drove to and from work. Rootes thus marketed the Minx as an inexpensive mommy-mobile for the new suburban family, giving it American styling touches and painting and trimming it in deliberately feminine colors. By 1958, the Minx was available in three body styles: a four-door sedan, a four-passenger convertible, and a four-door estate (British for station wagon). A 1,500-cc four-cylinder engine produced 57 horsepower, capable of pushing the car to a top speed of nearly 80 mph. Rootes also badge-engineered a deluxe two-door coupe and convertible marketed as the Sunbeam Rapier, with the same engine but different trim features. (The press dubbed it, "a Minx in a party frock.") After Rootes acquired Singer in 1956, it even used the the Minx chassis as the basis for the Singer Gazelle, which isn't often seen outside of Canada. The Gazelle employed the 1,500-cc, 82-hp Singer engine for 1958, but by 1959 it joined the Minx/Rapier in using the Hillman engine. Sports Car Market The Mark II series was introduced in 1950, offered as both a twodoor convertible and a four-door sedan. Both body styles sported a distinctively tall, Bentley-looking grille, sweeping front fenders, and a comfortable interior. In stock trim the 2,267-cc four-cylinder made 70 horsepower, which was sufficient to accelerate the car to a top speed of 90 mph, albeit at a leisurely pace.


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HAMANN CLASSIC CARS • 1955 Mercedes-Benz t 300SL Gullwing  22) 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione 1971 Moserati Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe Ford Zodiac BLUE OVALS English Fords are a third group to consider, generally referred to by aficionados as Consul/Zephyr/Zodiacs, usually pronounced as one sevensyllable word. In our Yank-centric world, we often assume that any old car bearing the Blue Oval and Ford script probably came from Dearborn, MI. In fact, in the 50-year period between the Model T and the Capri, Ford of Britain designed and built its own products in a plant in Dagenham, England, exporting them to the world. English Fords actually held a significant share of the U.S. import car market for many of the early post-war years. The most interesting period for British Fords began in 1956, when the second-series Zephyr and Zodiac were introduced, along with an upgraded Consul. From a distance all three would most likely be identified as Fords, but close up, a lot of heads would be shaking in disbelief, perplexed by the more diminutive size and details certainly different from domestic Fords. The Zodiac was a deluxe version of the Zephyr, with both cars powered by six-cylinder engines producing 85-90 horsepower. The Consul was their "little brother," a smaller, less expensive model with a four-cylinder engine rated at about 60 hp. All three were available as four-door sedans, four-passenger convertibles, and four-door wagons. Sales in North America effectively came to an end shortly after Ford introduced its own small economy car, the Falcon, in 1960. A year later the Zephyr/Zodiac was discontinued and a new Consul introduced, though it was not actively marketed in the States. WRITING THE CHECK Perhaps the best thing about these British orphans is that any of them can be found in good running condition for less than $5,000, and even one in excellent restored condition isn't going to fetch much more than $10,000. All the standard cautions for inspecting one of these cars apply. Look first at the condition of the body and chassis, then at the presence of trim pieces, and finally at the drivetrain and interior. An engine can be rebuilt, or swapped if necessary, and upholstery can always be redone, but if rust has permeated the chassis, or if control knobs, handles, and chrome trim are missing, there is generally no economical way one of these cars can ever be put back in presentable, running condition. Keep in mind as well, that even though parts can be sourced on these oddballs, it will never be as simple as picking up a Moss Motors catalog. Owning an offbeat British car will likely be a bit more work than something as ubiquitous as an MGB. But if you are able to find a decent example, you can be sure you'll get second glances from everyone as you drive your unique beneficiary of British traditions onto the show field.• June 2005 - ' 4 1111111110. 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1967 Ferran 275 GTB/4 OTHER CARS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FERRARI 1661212 FI/F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250GTO re-creation (ex-David Piper) 250LM 275GTB/4 275GTB14 Alloy 330GTS 360 Modena Spider JAGUAR XKI50 S Roadster MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 356 Carrera Speedster 935 935 "Moby Dick" (one of only 4 built) 962 OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 11 Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made.With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Ph. (203) 918-8300 Fax (203) 702-5098 www.hamannclassiccars.com info@hamannclassiccars.com 1962 Ferrari 330 GTO


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1954 1900 SS Ghia coupe Unlike most European manufacturers, Alfa raced all over the world, winning its class in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana with a four-door 1900 by Raymond Milo DETAILS Years produced: 1950-54 Number produced: 949 Original list price: $6,000 SCM Price Guide: $45k-$60k Tune-up/major service: $750 Distributor cap: $250 Chassis #: firewall behind carburetors Engine #: block below corbs, towards the front Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, P.O. Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web Site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1951-54 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring coupe, 1951-58 Lancia Aurelio B20 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: AR190001089 Engine number: AR130609615 A s Alfa Romeo's first post-war design, the 1900 was considered a lightweight, compact model at its introduction in 1950. A turning point for the marque, gone were the straight-eight and supercharged projectiles that had written so much motor racing history. Now Alfa replaced them with a new four-cylinder engine in a modern, pressed-steel unit body. Models consisted mainly of sedans and coupes, although a handful of roadsters were made as well. The engine continued Alfa's twin-cam tradition, but featured a one-piece, cast iron and aluminum block. The state of tune varied from 90 to 115 horsepower, depending upon application. The car on offer here is the work of one of Italy's most illustrious coachbuilders, Carrozzeria Ghia. Despite the death of founder Giacinto Ghia in 1944 and the wartime damage to its factory, the Turin-based company was soon again enjoying success, thanks to the talents of designers such as Giovanni Michelotti, Pietro Frua, Mario Boano and Giovanni Savonuzzi. The Ghia-bodied Alfa 1900 was unusual, bearing much resemblance to the famous Carrozzeria Bertone BAT aerodynamic experiments. This exquisite example is fitted with chrome Borrani wire wheels, and finished in the classic and appropriate red paintwork, with gray leather interior and matching carpets. The vendor states that the odometer reading of 40,025 is correct from new, and that the car has been repainted only once in its lifetime. The body is aluminum, and according to factory records, only one of nine Ghia-bodied examples, and the only one on a long-wheelbase chassis. Notably this car is fitted with the updated 1,975-cc engine that further augments its performance. An additional interesting aspect is the factory-installed, column-shift, five-speed transmission, something not often seen on other 1900 SS models. This example is undoubtedly one of the rarest 1900s built, and we are assured that it is of the highest quality and will not fail to impress even the most ardent of collectors. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $92,400 at RM's Phoenix sale, held Jan. 28, 2005. 44  Like the fabled Phoenix, Alfa Romeo rose from the ashes following World War II. Its Portello factory— reduced to a pile of bricks just years earlier—was slowly beginning to take shape, as its pre-war Grand Prix cars still dominated racing circuits in the late 1940s. Meanwhile, a team headed by Giuseppe Luraghi and Orazio Satta Puglia was further developing a 1943 concept by the immortal Wilfredo Ricart named "la Gazzella," a revolutionary design that would lead directly to the 1900. Among many unique features was its unibody structure. Yes, the French will tell you that Gabriel Voisin was first with a monocoque vehicle, produced in France just after World War I. But his cars were built in small quantities, and by the '30s 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Lot #431,5/N AR190001678 Condition: 1 Sold at $128,831 Coys, Fontvielle, Monaco, 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34179 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 C SS Lot #19; S/N AR1900001822 Condition: 1Sold at $79,554 Artcurial, Paris, France, 2/15/2004 SCA1 ID# 32556 the Voisin was no more. The daughters of la Gazzella, however, were destined for mass production. The 1900 thus not only redefined Alfa as a manufacturer, but shed a beacon of guiding light for the rest of Europe to follow Officially born at the Paris Salon in October 1950 (though also shown a few months earlier in a Turin hotel to soothe the fragile Italian pride), the 1900 was a milestone car. Let me count the ways: It was the first unibody production Alfa and its first left-hand-drive car. It was the first Alfa designed for the assembly line. Most importantly for a manufacturer seeking to recover from a devastating war, it was the first Alfa to be designed with a regard for fiscal responsibility, establishing an Alfa tradition of trimming production costs while still offering value for the money. Sports (or Market


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With the 1900, Alfa also established the practice of developing a core model, then extending it up and down the price range. The same package in detuned form provided the base for Jeep-like military vehicles. For the middle classes there was a Berlina, an elegant four-door by Touring, powered by an 80-hp version of the twin-cam four-cylinder. With a column-shififour-speed it would do 0 to 60 mph in about 17 seconds, which was swift for the time. By adding inexpensive speed equipment, Alfa was able to bump horsepower up to 100, and by shortening the wheelbase, give the platform a very sporting character for the C, S and TI (Tourism° Internationale) models. Every coachbuilder and their brother, from Ghia to Zagato, made at least one 1900, and often more. To firlfill the needs of the playboys on the Riviera, even a few cabriolets were born. The 1900 was raced with a vengeance. Unlike most European manufacturers, Alfa raced not just in its homeland but all over the world. For example, the 1900 TI sedan won its class in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana in the hands of Consalvo Sanesi. Before I get to our subject car I should say a few words about Carrozzeria Ghia. Started as a coachbuilding entity by Giacinto Ghia, it did what every other Italian coachbuilder did in the early 1950s—it hunted for clients. It did not matter who: Fiat or Lancia, Delahaye or anyone with a few lire in need of a body. In 1950, a strange set of circumstances brought a radical change to the firm. At the time, Ghia had a friendly relationship with Fiat, which had just asked Chrysler to help it properly train its technical personnel in modern manufacturing methods. (No wisecracks about the blind leading the blind, please. We are talking about 1950 here.) Chrysler was happy to oblige, because it felt it could use some help with styling. So Chrysler helped Fiat, who introduced it to both Pinin Farina and Ghia. Ghia proved to be the smarter of the two, as it hired away a clever Franco-Italian (or was he Italo-French?) named Luigi Segre from Siata. He had a rare talent—he spoke fluent English. Ghia and Segre thus built a relationship with Chrysler and a series of dream cars were born. If you look closely at the resultant Chrysler K310 and K200, you can quite easily see the lineage of the 1900 at hand. Truth be told, Ghia was not exactly faithful to any manufacturer An almost identical body graced quite a few other Alfas, and I vividly recall an XK 140 chassis with a similar body. Which brings us to the Ghia-bodied 1900 pictured here. It looked nice, with even panel gaps and everything else as it should be. If! had a bone to pick (and I always do), I would simply question the seller 's use of letters "SS." Common wisdom says that an SS has a C after the 1900 (as in 1900C), for the short-wheelbase "corto," and this was a long-wheelbase car. But this is reallyjust pedantry to the nth degree on my part. Considering its rarity and distinguished looks compared to most other 1900s, the car was well bought, and might even have been a bit on the cheap side. I hope that it runs as well as it should, and provides many happy miles to its new owner (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS GARAGE EN HAN EMENT Ss/STEMS PRECISION UAL BALDHEAD CABINET COMPANY, INC. 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877.9662253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com June 2005


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa P 350 Even if the Lamborghini V8s are stuck playing character actor roles to the V12 stars, the Jalpa stands as a better car than you might realize by Dave Kinney DETAILS Years produced: 1982-88 Number produced: 410 (possibly 416) Original list price: $58,000 (in 1985) SCM valuation: $20,000-$35,000 Tune up/major service: $960 Distributor cap: $120 Chassis #: visible through windshield Engine #: top front of the block, between cylinder banks Club: Lamborghini Club America, P.O. Box 649, Orinda, CA 94563 Web site: www.lamborghiniclub.com Alternatives: 1976-85 Ferrari 308, 1978-83 Porsche 911, 1979-86 Maserati Cluattroporte SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS Chassis number: ZA9J00000CLAI2296 I ntroduced in 1981 with production starting in 1982, the Jalpa was one of three Lamborghini production models imported to the United States at the time. Alongside the Countach and LM002, the Jalpa was the often-overlooked little brother in the supercar and supertruck lineup. Based upon the Silhouette, which in turn was based upon the Urraco, the Jalpa continued the Lamborghini tradition of offering a V8-powered complement to its flagship V12 sports cars. The Urraco first came to market in 1972 with production continuing through 1976. The Silhouette was introduced in 1976, with only 52 of Lamborghini's first "convertible" (it was actually a targa) built before production ended in 1979. The Jalpa then carried on for another decade until 1988. All built on the same platform, later Urracos and the Silhouette shared the same three-liter motor while the Jalpa received an improved 90-degree, 3.5-liter V8. Where the three-liter was overburdened and at times strained, the new, larger engine not only provided a healthy exhaust note, but it never gave the driver the feeling it was overworked. Mounted transversely in a mid-engine layout and making 255 hp at 7,000 rpm, it propelled the Jalpa to an estimated top speed of 155 mph, according to contemporary reports. The car on offer here is reported to be in excellent physical condition, a true supercar from one of Italy's premiere producers of exotic automobiles. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $31,565 at RM's Boca Raton sale, held February 11-13, 2005. Almost any casual car fan can remember the remarkable V12 Lamborghinis of the '60s, '70s and '80s, as the first time you saw a Miura or a Countach is likely permanently etched in your mind. Not so the V8 Lambos ("They built V8s?'), as the visual appeal of the bigger cars tends to leave the less exciting Urraco, Silhouette and Jalpa behind. But even if the Lamborghini V8s are stuck playing character actor roles to the V12 stars, the Jalpa stands as a better car than you might realize. Putting it into a dollar perspective, you can buy one today for far less than a bad Mopar muscle car Lamborghini has rarely, if ever, had a stable financial history, and 46  the early 1980s were among the most tumultuous of times for the company. When the Mimram brothers purchased the .firm in 1981, the Countach was already growing long in the tooth, and even though sales were strong, there was little money jar additional development of the model, and doubtless less for bringing new ones to market. It was in this environment that the Jalpa was born, as an update of Lambo's V8 Silhouette. The Silhouette had been well accepted at introduction, and even though few were made, it was acknowledged to be a big step forward from the earlier Urraco. With styling from Bertone, the Jalpa hit the circuit at the 1981 Geneva auto show a full year before it went into 1983 Lamborghini Jalpa Lot #90; S/N ZA9.100000DLA12043 Condition: 4+ Sold at $23,760 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 32049 1986 Lomborghini Jalpo Lot #111; S/N ZA9100000GLA12277 Condition: 2+ Sold at $26,190 Bonhams, Geneva, CH, 3/11/2002 SCM ID# 27317 production. The cost of bringing the Jalpa to market was without a doubt much less than developing a new model from scratch, and it far outsold its predecessor, with just over 400 produced before bowing out in 1988. If the Silhouette was a more refined car that was easier to live with, the Jalpa was an even greater improvement. One of the benefits of a thirdgeneration design is that the Jalpa had a well laid-out dash and console, and build quality was as good as had been seen on any Lamborghini at the time. With chain-driven camshafts, rather than the dreaded nibber, fabric or bubble gum-based timing belts found on some other Italian exotics, the 3.5-liter V8 developed a reputation for both long life and fewer visits to dealer service bays. As proof I'll offer the recollections of former Jalpa owner Bob Haroutunian, a businessman acquaintance of mine based in Washington, D.C.: "I bought my '86 Jalpa used in 1986 with 1,000 km on the clock and drove it as my daily driver for twelve years, adding 65,000 km. Over this Sports Car Market


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time it was a very predictable, very drivable car I treated it as you would a regular cal: and despite the horror stories you occasionally hear none of them applied to my experience." The Jalpa pictured here wears the "dipped" look that was popular in the early '80s, a monochromatic scheme that is now as fashionable as unconstructed men's jackets and stubble beards. Not stopping at just the bumpers, ground effects and spoilers, this car even has body colored windshield wiper arms, making them impossible to see unless you are able to spot the shadow they cast against the coachwork Price (in thousands) $90  The vendor stated that this car had received a special $15,000 paint job for the 1985 show circuit, implying that the car started life as a show car; however, no other documentation to this end was present. It had a well-fitted, tight look to it, despite a small amount of wear present on the seats. The engine compartment was well detailed and quite clean. The car 's low miles Gust 5,390 km) and excellent overall condition make this a Jalpa with a future, even if the paintwork and styling make it appear inexorably stuck in the past. Despite being near the top of the SCM Price Guide range of $20,000 to $35,000, this Jalpa was a good buy at $31k. While owning one ofthese cars today is more likely to result in yourfriends calling you "Crockett" or "Tubbs" than any market appreciation, perhaps $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800367.3759, www.blackbookusa.com • someday this may change. Just as the gaudy Easter egg colors, fender skirts, and curb feelers found on American cars of the 1950s are desirable today as a reminder of a past era, the passage of a few decades may be exactly what is needed to make the tackiness of the 1980s visually appealing. Until then, best to simply enjoy your V8 Lambo, just as you would that Van Halen "1984" LP, or a Betamax copy of "Flashdance." (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* CAROLINA TROPHY 2005 www.carolinatrophy.com Telephone +1(704) 351 2087 June 2005  20 YEAR PICTURE 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa 1 986 Ferrari 328 GTB _1441740iN 1986 Pantera The only American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enter early - space is limited. September 6-10, 2005 • Asheville, North Carolina 0005 CAROLINA TROPHY ri Jl, i:Zuner.+1 ePfuotene,  Premier Financial Services 47 140


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German Profile 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing By any standards save for originality, this Thing had indeed been dramatically improved since it rolled off a Mexican assembly line 32 years ago by Marit Anne Peterson DETAILS Years produced: 1972-75 Number produced: approic 25,000 Original list price: approx. $3,000 SCIA Valuation: $5,000-510,000 Tune up/major service: $100 Distributor cop: $7 Chassis #: on dashboard Engine #: stamped on block under alternator Club: Vintage Volkswagen Club of America, 1441 Forest St., Springdale, AR 72764 Web site: WWW.WWW.COM Alternatives: 1948-50 Willys-Overland Jeepster, 1964-68 Mini Make SCA1 Investment Grade: D COMPS T Chassis number: 1833014583  his ultimate Thing was a ground-up restoration completed in May 2002. Over $40,000 has been invested, with everything replaced with new parts or rebuilt to be better than new. It has since won many awards including Best in Class, Best Upholstery, and Best in Show at The Thing Show in Garden Grove, CA, in 2002; Best Engine at the February 2003 Copperstate Vintage VW Show; Best in Class at the April 2003 Copperstate Vintage VW Show; Best in Class at the April 2003 Bug-O-Rama; and Best in Class and Promoter's Choice at the April 2004 Bug-O-Rama. It was also featured in Hot VWs magazine in January 2003. The interior has been finished with black Mercedes carpet, and bucket seats and a matching rear bench seat are done in black and tan tweed. Exterior paint is VW Prairie Beige, and the undercarriage has been sprayed with a sound-deadening product called Dynashield. The dash has been reworked with a K&M speedometer and many other gauges. A 2,200-watt Eclipse CD stereo system provides the soundtrack, and other custom touches include a custom roll bar, Momo steering wheel, Gene Berg locking shifter, and Simpson seat belts. Underhood, a 161-hp, 2,279-cc engine fitted with a pair of Weber 44 IDF carbs provides power. Wheels are 15-inch early VW mdoels, with Dunlop Rover radial tires. The SCM analysis: This trucklet sold for $38,880 at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale, held January 25-30, 2005. Every year at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, there is at least one highly modified oddball "restoration" that gives you cause to wonder who in their right mind would ever sink so much money into such a ridiculous project. Not surprisingly, many of these vehicles tend to be trucks. Perhaps the dumbest of thesefrom recent years was a multi-hued Lincoln Mark V mounted on a monster truck chassis, a vehicle that proved be- 48  yond any doubt that two wrongs don't make a right. Comparatively, spending $40k to build a VW Thing almost makes sense. At least this over-the-top custom was neither tasteless nor useless, as is often the case when a gung-ho marque enthusiast with very deep pockets starts throwing around phrases like "better than new" By any standards save for originality, this Thing had indeed been dramatically improved since it rolled off a Mexican assembly line 32 years ago. 1974 Volkswagen Thing Lot #907 Condition: 3 Sold at $13,230 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 32432 1960 Willys Jeep Surrey Gala Lot #931 Condition: 1 Sold at $19,080 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ ; 1/20/2000 SCM ID# 31350 Originally conceived as a forestry truck for use in Europe and built there from 1969-1971,Volkswagen's kooky Type 181 was known in the U.S. as the "Thing," and called "Safari" in Mexico, where it was built from 1971 on. Based on the rear-engine, rear-drive mechanicals of the Beetle, Things lacked the brawn, power, or four-wheel-drive of a real SUV. It instead found a calling as a minimalist, convertible beach cruiser. Employing the square Karmann-Ghia floorpan made the Thing only a couple of inches wider than the Beetle. And though its four doors make it look much larger, the Thing weighs about the same as a Bug. North American Things were fitted with VW's air-cooled, 1.6-liter flat-four, making 46 hp and 71 lb-ft of torque, meaning top speed was only about 70 miles per hour, with a tail wind. A modified VW suspension did allow for eight additional inches of ground clearance. Things have become something of a cult classic, due in no small Sports Car Market


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CO a IP CP SI A r 400 AI Maserati Enthusiasts Working for the Maserati Enthusiast. We are Committed to Helping You Keep Your Maserati on the Road. measure to their quirky styling, modeled on VW's original military Kuebelwagen but with angular rather than curved wheel wells. Thing doors are removable without tools, and the flat look of the hood and fenders leaves no question as to its strictly utilitarian purpose. The interior is a perfect illustration offonn following function, and its painted steel door panels and split, flat bench seats look appropriately post-modern, industrial chic today. VW made a lot of options available in an attempt to convince buyers that the Thing was truly an all-purpose sort of vehicle. From a limitedslip transaxle to a fiberglass hard top, chrome wheels and even option packages like the "Acapulco" with a surrey-style top, almost all the bases were covered. Except that regardless of how you dressed it up, the Thing was still a bare metal box on wheels. What is most startling about the Thing was its price. Volkswagen banked on American enthusiasm for all things VW; however, the Thing's suggested retail of around $3,000 was about $1,000 more than a Beetle, a fairly obscene price for something with a steel interior and a bikini top. Perhaps that why only about 25,000 Things were sold through the end of production in 1975. As long as there are beaches, and beach houses with garages, there will always be a market for Things. However, spending more than $15k on a restoration is about the upper limit of sanity considering that these tend to trade in the $8,000-$10,000 range. And there are enough clean ones to go around that finding a good driver, which is all anyone really needs in a Thing, shouldn't be too hard. Of course this paints the $38k paid for our subject Thing in an unfavorable light. However, as is often the case with extensively customized vehicles that are finished to a high level, any pricing guidelines go out the window—and that goes double for anything that crosses the BarrettJackson block in Arizona. Let's just agree that the seller here should consider himself lucky to have gotten back almost what he spent on his project and leave it at that. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• We Have The Largest Selection of Maserati Parts for both GT and Biturbo Collectors. • S6 Million inventory, over 30,000 line items • NOS Parts • Used Parts • New fabrication, remanufactured • Technical help from the best in the business • Complete inventory at our fingertips and ready to ship the same day you place your order • Maserati Club International Members receive a substantial discount on many of MIE's inventoried parts Join Maserati Club International Maserati Club International (MCI) is a service-oriented Club, professionally staffed and equipped with the resources to meet just about any Maserati -related need. The following are just a few of the incentives of membership: • VIALE CIRO MENOTTI (VCM) • MEMBERSHIP ROSTER Great Member resource. • SPARE PARTS DISCOUNTS • TECHNICAL CONSULTATION Dealing exclusively with Maserati automobiles since 1976. • FACTORY BUILD SHEETS Provided to Members at no cost. • REGIONAL CLUB ACTIVITIES • TECHNICAL REFERENCES, MANUALS, BOOKS AND LITERATURE We invite you to become a Member of Maserati Club International. We are committed to help you ensure that your Maserati will live in splendor for years to come. Without this commitment, many crucial parts would become unavailable in not too many years, and the authenticity of many of the GT cars would be compromised. Contact us: 1620 Industry Dr. S.W., Suite F • E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Ph: USA+253-833-2598 • Fax: USA+253-735-0946 Inrww - sirs Ise rat: re - c4C10 June 2005


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager 911 Specials: 1989-93 Just 100 copies of the RS 3.8 were produced to qualify the car for GT racing in 1993 L ast month we reviewed special 911 production variants prior to 1989, from the fabled 1973 Carrera RS through the 1988 anniversary model. In this issue we'll look at large number of specials from the 1989-93 period. This was a time that was particularly challenging for Porsche, as the 911 had grown quite long in the tooth, leading to lagging sales. Increased competition from the Japanese didn't help, either. The special models that were introduced during this era tend to fall into one of three catego- 1989 Carrera Speedster ries—Speedsters, cars with real race aspirations, and those that amount to dressed-up standard models. The bottom line for valuations is that those closest to being real race cars have done well, the poseurs haven't, and the neither-fish-nor-fowl Speedsters have been stuck in a holding pattern. A NEW SPEEDSTER Built on the final iteration of the original 1964 911 chassis before Porsche introduced the 964 series, the 1989 Carrera Speedster was the most distinctive special model yet produced. It was also the highest volume at 2,065 units. With sticker prices of about $50,000, these were in great demand when new, forcing transaction prices up to whatever the market would bear, which in some cases meant twice suggested retail. Remember, this was at the height of the vintage and sports car market mania of the late 1980s. Today Speedsters are still worth about what they originally stickered for, which means in comparison to every other 1989 911, they've done very well. This, however, is cold comfort to those who spent $100,000 to buy one over fifteen years ago. Values have been rather stable for the past decade, with demand just a bit behind the modest but ample supply. The SCM Price Guide lists prices in the $43,000-$48,000 range. Many Speedsters that do come up for sale are very low-mileage examples, as they were bought as "instant collectibles," a term proving yet again to be the oxymoron it nearly always is when applied to road cars. ANOTHER RS In 1991, Porsche began production of the Can-era Cup racing cars, and along with them a Carrera 2 RS Touring model. These cars were another take on the original 1973 Carrera RS, and proved to be quite successful in Europe. Between 1991 and 1992, 2,051 were produced. Sadly for us, this lightened, lowered, option-deleted and hot-rodded 3.6 Carrera did not meet U.S. safety standards. As such, you'll be hardpressed to find one here in the States. These Carrera Cup cars can bring big money if not beaten into the ground, which is what happens to all real race cars. Up to $100k for good ones, much more for superb examples, much less if they are banged-up, used-up race cars. In 1992, Porsche introduced the RS America, our version of the 964series C2 RS, but without most of the good stuff. The engine was bonestock, though many standard features were deleted to save weight, such as air conditioning, power steering, and the sunroof. A sport suspension was fitted, as was a lightweight fixed wing. This car was something of a dud in the marketplace, with just 518 sold in 1992-93. A ROADSTER THAT WASN'T Porsche brought back another famous old name in 1992, but slapped it on a rather bland car called the "America Roadster." This wasn't a roadster at all, with its promise of a removable windshield and lightweight top assembly, but just a standard Turbo-look Cabriolet, sans turbo. Nobody was much fooled or impressed by Porsche's dredging up 50  this name from its ancient history, especially given that the car didn't have the turbocharged engine needed to accompany its heavier and harsher-riding chassis. Just 250 America Roadsters were made. The SCM Price Guide lists America Roadsters at $45,000-$50,000, which is about a $10,000 premium over a standard Cabriolet from the period. S FOR SPECIAL Porsche made yet another special model in 1992, the Turbo S, sometimes called the "C2 Turbo S," to note that it was built around the new 964-series C2 body. This was a classic formula of more power and less weight, with the standard 320-hp, 3.3-liter Turbo gaining 61 hp, along with 30 additional lb-ft of torque, for a robust 381 hp and 362 lb-ft of torque. The car weighed about 400 pounds less than a standard Turbo, thanks to losing a number of heavy luxury options. Iconic air scoops were fitted in the rear of each quarter panel for rear brake ventilation, and the car rode on unusual threepiece Speedline wheels of mammoth sizes, 8- by 18-inches in the front and 10- by 18-inches in the rear. A small production run of just 80 cars has helped keep values strong— in the $80,000 range for very nice examples. Importantly, the Turbo S is no poseur, and represents Porsche's long racing heritage with aplomb. SPEEDSTER REDUX The Speedster came back in 1993 to try to fatten Porsche's slender order books, though this turned out to be far from the case. These were a hard sell, with only 936 built, though a run of 3,000 was originally announced. Even though these later Speedsters are rarer than 1989 models, they are less desirable today. Still, 1993 Speedsters are worth nearly twice what a standard 911 from the era will bring. The SCM Price Guide lists values between $42,000-$47,000. Compared to the 1989 Speedster, the 1993 would be my choice as a driver, as they're faster and more fun behind the wheel than the 1989s. NOT MUCH TO CELEBRATE Not yet finished with special model ideas, Porsche built a 30-year Anniversary model of the Carrera 4 in 1993, called the 911 Celebration. This was a C4 with a Turbo body, but C4 running gear. Exactly 911 copies were produced, with each car getting a special badge on the engine cover and dashboard. Premiums paid for this uninspiring model are modest at best. A REAL RACE CAR The final special model prior to the 1995 993 series is one of the most special of all from a performance standpoint. Just 100 copies of the RS 3.8 were produced to qualify the car for GT racing in 1993. Fitted with a unique bi-plane rear wing, giant wheels and tires, and a 300-hp, normally aspirated engine, the RS 3.8 can run 0-to-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph. This one is a real race car that has held up well on the resale market, with demand far outstripping supply. Plan on paying up to $200,000 for exceptional examples that haven't been banged around on a race course much. If there is any irony here, it is that while today untouched race cars may bring the highest prices, look for all this to reverse itself as time passes, with actual race provenance building value. To see how time has that strange effect, just look at a near-perfect street-driven 904 versus a wrung-out, crashed and bashed 904 with race heritage. The race car can be worth two or three times as much as the pampered street version.• Sporl3 Car Market


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Photos: RM Auc tions American Profile 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton When Hot Rod Harry had a disastrous engine failure, he souped up the powerplant and installed an overdrive five-speed transmission by John Apen DETAILS Year produced: 1933 Number produced: 3 Original list price: $9,500 for a bare chassis, approx. $8,000 for the Brunn body SCM valuation: $1,200,000-S1,500,000 Tune-up/major service: $50,000-$100,000, complete overhaul Distributor cap: S600 Chassis number: right frame rail Engine number: left rear engine mount Club: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, 536 McClean Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305-3644 Web site: www.acddub.org Alternatives: 1933-34 Packard V12 Dietrich Phaeton, 1931-33 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron Phaeton SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 2551 Frame number: 2577 Engine number: SJ528 I n 1925, Errett Lobban Cord added the Duesenberg Motors Company to his rapidly growing enterprise, the Auburn Automobile Company. Cord's vision was to create an automobile that would surpass the great marques: Cadillac, lsotta Fraschini, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, and Hispano-Suiza. He presented Fred Duesenberg with the opportunity to create the greatest car in the world, and the result was the Model J. Conceived and executed to be superlative in all respects, the Model J was introduced at the New York Auto Salon on Dec. 1, 1928. It was powered by a straight-eight-cylinder engine with double overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Displacing 420 cubic inches, the motor made 265 horsepower. This was later increased to 320 hp for the Model SJ, thanks to a centrifugal supercharger. The new Duesenberg was tailor-made for the custom body industry. While most of the leading coachbuilders clothed the mighty J, many modern observers believe it was Brunn & Company who best combined exceptional design with outstanding build quality. One of the more remarkable designs of the era was its Riviera Phaeton body, a convertible sedan with a completely disappearing top that stowed in a compartment hinged at the rear bumper. It is that very coachwork that our subject car is fitted with. The original purchaser of SJ528 was Lt. Col. Jacob Schick of razor fame, who drove it for two years. The car then had eleven owners until April 1950, when Harry Schultzinger of Cincinnati bought it and immediately began restoring it. For reasons unknown, Schultzinger replaced the frame with one from J551, frame 2577, although the rest of SJ528, including its engine, body, firewall, and drivetrain, are original. Schultzinger became the car's longest owner, finally selling it in 1975. The Duesenberg then had seven owners until the vendor acquired it in 2001 from auction mogul Dean Kruse, who himself had purchased it from the Imperial Palace Collection. A third complete restoration was 52  then undertaken by noted restorer Fran Roxas, including stripping the entire car to its bare metal and rebuilding and refurbishing every component as necessary. SJ528 is said to be one of the bestrunning and most powerful Duesenbergs remaining today. It is one of just three Brunn Riviera Phaetons built, and one of just two fitted with a supercharger by the factory. It is an exceedingly rare event when a car with this specification, pedigree and provenance comes to market. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,320,000 at RM's Amelia Island auction, held on March 12, 2005. Like most Duesenbergs, this car has a complete but complicated history. While no fewer than 20 individuals have owned it, it was Harty Schultzinger who made the car his own. He was a man whose mechanic used to kid him that he only knew two ways to drive, fast and faster Schultzinger spent the money to hot rod SJ528, having his mechanics mount the whole car on a later frame, likely because his supercharged Derham sedan had a low-mileage chassis he felt might improve the Brunn Riviera 's road manners. Even better, when Hot Rod Harry had a disastrous engine failure because an errant timing chain sprocket spring became wedged against the rod and punched a hole in the #3 cylinder, he souped up the engine. It was bored out 0.125 inches and fitted with Jahns pistons, giving the car a substantially higher compression ratio than the standard 5.2:1. Schultzinger even installed an overdrive Clark transmission from a Sports Car Market 1930 Duesenberg Model J Lot #279, S/N 2167 Condition: 1 Sold at $880,000 RM, Elkhart, IN, 10/15/2004 SCM ID# 35194 1929 Duesenberg Model J Lot #56; S/N 2198 Condition: 1 Sold at $787,500 Gooding and Co., Pebble Beach, CA ; 8/15/2004 SCM ID# 34660


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White truck in his pride and joy. While this made first gear useless, the overdrive made the Duesenberg roll right along, to a reported speed of 140 mph. While Schultzinger valued performance, some thought he was aesthetically challenged, since he painted his car green with black fenders. It was tired-looking on the outside but still performed like a Duesenberg should. One enthusiast recounted an impromptu race on the ACD Club Web site: The Duesenberg sedan he was in had just hit 100 mph and it was assumed they had lost Schultzinger But a glance in the mirror showed the "Duesenbird"on the Brunn Riviera's radiator cap was just behind their rear window. This same enthusiast remembers a show in the early '60s where Schultzinger had his big engine idling at about 100 rpm during judging, so slow you could see the individual fan blades. The judge asked him to speed it up, so Schultzinger floored it to 5,000 rpm and asked, "Is that fast enough?" Harry Schultzinger died shortly after that weekend, presumably a happy man. His car, however, survives. No longer "bilious chartreuse," it now competes in beauty contests rather than street races. After its most recent restoration, it took a second in class at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2002. (First went to the famed 1933 Fernandez & Darrin-bodied, ex-Greta Garbo Convertible Victoria.) The world of Duesenbergs is and has always been different from the one that most of us inhabit on a daily basis. The province of the exceptionally wealthy in the '30s, and the Holy Grail of Classic collectors today, it's no wonder that Duesen bergs even had their admirers when they were just old, used cars. At one time in the 1950s this car was supposedly offered for sale at around $3,500, which seems cheap now, but was still the price of two new Fords at the time. As Duesenbergs attract the cream of the collector car crop, money is usually no object when it comes to buying and restoring them. That said, people smart enough to make the kind of money to afford a Duesenberg generally aren't going to throw their money away by overpaying for one. With its rare coachwork and innovative styling, this Duesenberg is a very desirable car The clamshell rear compartment Brunn devised for the Riviera Phaeton was as innovative as the double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder and 320 hp of the SJ's supercharged engine. Even so, it must be said that the auction catalog assertion that Brunn was the premiere Duesenberg coachbuilder is a revisionist view of history at best, if not an outright fabrication. The truth is that Brunn built only a handful of Duesenberg bodies, and was better known for building conservative and high quality coachwork for Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Lincoln. 2 While our subject car has been treated to a complete restoration and is in excellent condition, its value will always be affected by the numerous modifications it has endured over the years, including the removal of its original air scoops, the substitution of a reproduction supercharger; and the aforementioned frame swap. Still, its rarity and current condition seem to have offset the stories. By way of comparison, a private sale of a Riviera Phaeton several years ago was rumored to be around a million dollars. The $1.3m paid here, while certainly a substantial sum, does not qualibl this car as a particularly pricey Duesenberg, at least not compared to something like the 1934 Model J Convertible Coupe Rill sold at its recent Arizona sale. Of course the $2.75m brought by this Walker La Grande-bodied car can be justified by it wilder lines, far sexier style, and better provenance. I rode in the other supercharged Brunn Riviera Phaeton at the Grand Classic at the Gilmore Museum this past summer and while soccer moms in their SUVs didn't take much notice, almost every 18-wheeler driver that we blew by, with exhaust cut-out open, gave a salute to true greatness. Money doesn't buy happiness—you have to convert it to toys. And great toys cost a great deal. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* June 2005  53


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Race Car Profile 1987 March 87-C "Kraco" Indy Race Car Most vintage racers are somewhere between intimidated and scared to death of actually driving a turbocharged Indy car—and for good reason by Thor Thorson DETAILS Year produced: 1987 Number produced: approx. 50 Original list price: $150,000 SOA valuation: $50,000-$70,000 Cost per hour to race: $5,000 Chassis #: inside of cockpit Engine #: center top of bellhousing Club: Historic SporIscar Racing, 257 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, GA 30030 Web site: www.hsrrace.com Alternatives: 1987 Lola lady race car, 1970-82 March Fl race car SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS Chassis number: 87C'-06 T he CART series has long been America's premier open wheel racing series, and with multiple championships, the Andretti racing family has been its most favored winners. Father and son Mario and Michael had overlapping careers, giving fans splendid battles for first place, with neither family member giving an inch. The March 87C on offer here was flown to Kraco Enterprises' racing headquarters in Compton, CA, on January 14, 1987. Over 15 races that year in the PPG Indy Car World Series, Michael Andretti enjoyed a sensational season with chassis 87C-06, finishing second in the championship by the narrowest of margins with 158 points. Andretti scored two pole positions and qualified in the top five 13 times, winning four races at Milwaukee, Michigan, Nazareth and Miami. While most of the Indy cars one sees for sale have "also-ran" history or are non-running cars, by comparison, the car presented here was piloted by a famous driver and is historic race prepared. The present owner reports that the car is very original, with nothing altered or changed. He further informs us that it is fitted with a fresh Cosworth DFX motor, and comes with both oval and road course body work, plus the usual miscellaneous spares. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $57,200 at RM 's Amelia Island auction, held March 12, 2005 Let's talk about what these cars are and are not. What they are is wicked fast, cheap to buy, and absolutely stunning sitting in your garage. What they are not is comfortable to drive, economical to run and maintain, or easy to sell when you're done playing with them. Wicked fast is a given. With a turbocharged V8 making about 750 horsepower, a sophisticated suspension, huge brakes, and serious downforce, this is as quick a race car as anything you'll find on a historic racing grid. Cheap to buy is simple: Where else can you spend about 60 grand to go this fast? Nobody can question that the sleek, open-wheel Indy cars of the '80s don't look cool either—they'll draw attention in any collection. The downside to these cars comes on the other side of the equation. If you've ever hung around the pits at Long Beach or spent some time at 54  the Brickyard during the month of May, you may recall that there are always all those little guys riding around on mopeds. Those are the drivers, and it stands to reason that if you're much bigger than the 5 '8" Michael Andretti, you're not going to fit in his car What's more, all those little guys tend to be in incredible physical condition, and they are absolutely wrung out at the end of a race. These cars are not at all comfortable or easy to drive, and their level of performance does not allow for an instant of inattention. A bit too much throttle or a jerky line in 1972 Foyt Atlanta lady Car Lot #49 Condition: 2 Sold at $30,600 Shannons, Melbourne, Australia, 3/10/2003 SCM ID# 30678 1983 Cosworth lady Car Lot #5549 Condition: 2Sold at $31,350 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/13/2004 SCM ID# 34863 a corner particularly on cold tires, and you're going for a ride, period. If you're lucky, you won't hit anything. Most vintage racers are somewhere between intimidated and scared to death of actually driving a turbocharged Indy car Though always dangerous, they are really not all that bad once you get the hang of it. As a friend of mine (an ex-professional racer with Indy credentials) told me, "They're really not any worse to drive than a Porsche 959 or 962." Read into that what you will. A few recommendations if you do find yourself behind the wheel of an Indy car First, make sure that you're using the smaller, road racing turbochargers. For speedways they use bigger ones with lots of lag followed by a big kick, which is not what you want if you're learning. Second, turn down the boost. I'm told you should start at 30 inches of pressure and go up by no more than one inch per event, as you learn to deal with the power Third, hire an experienced shop to maintain and support the car for you. These cars were originally designed to be run for a few hours, then get stripped to a bare tub and rebuilt. If you don't do this, they will break Sports Car Market


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Trust me when I say you don 't want to be aboard when something breaks. Fourth, hire a professional driver with CART or Fl experience to set the car up before you drive it. You don't want the car to bite back while you figure out how to drive it fast. Of course, this is all going to costa lot ofmoney. The maxim, 'The least expensive thing you'll ever do is buy the car" applies in spades. Back in the day, the smallest racing team employed about 25 mechanics per car and they all stayed busy on a race weekend. Even if you turn down the boost and limit the revs, the engine will wear out, so expect a $30,000 refresh every 15 hours, which can be a season or a lifetime, depending on how you choose to use the car For most it the latter After you've gotten tired ofseeing your Indy car sitting in your garage, idle because you Ye scared yourself straight or realized that the cost per giggle is awfully high, you'll have another dilemma in finding a buyer The good news is that assuming you haven't used the car up, broken it, or allowed garage rot to kill it, it should be worth what you bought it for However, buyers are few and far between, for all the obvious reasons, not to mention the "Where do I run it?" issue. This situation has improved somewhat since HSR and some of the Eastern vintage racing clubs have made room for these more modern Indy cars in their road course grids, plus there are some exhibition events at various ovals every year so these Indy cars are easier to play with than in the past. But the bottom line is that virtually all of them end up spending their lives sitting static in people's collections rather than turning hot laps. Provenance isn't really much of a factor with '80s Indy cars, as the era hasn't passed far enough into our collective memories to develop much mystique. (If you have clothes in your closet that old, you aren't likely to remember the time with rose-colored glasses.) That the interminable, childish public feuding between IRL and the series-formerly-known-as-CART continues to drive public interest in open wheel racing to new lows doesn't help. It clear from the price paid here that Michael Andretti:s last name didn't carry much gravitas with buyers, or at least the new owner of this car didn't have to pay a premium for it. While that may change some day, $57,000 was market-correct today.• Ultimate Dream Machines +1  8 3 1 . 4 2 3 . 5 7 0 4 E R ESTOP A l ■ ON TRANSPORTERS 1959  n tia c onneville DE3 ON SERV CE'


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1 Property from the David H Tunick Collection  1957 Ferrari 250GT Ellena  Estimate. $ 70,000 - $120,000 2. Property from the David H. Tunick Collection 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Estimate: $110,000 - $140,000 3 1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Liter Series 1 Estimate: $ 60.000 - $80000 4 1931 Packard Model 840 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton Estimate $150,000-200 000 This auction features 18 cars from the David H Tunick Collection the majority of which are offered Without Reserve Mark Donaldson +1 310 385 2698 Vanessa Hill +1 830 775 4042 Gordon McCall +1 831 372 9311  christies.com Auction  June 5  Viewing  June 3-5  Enquiries Christopher Sanger +1 212 636 2277 Catalogues +1 800 395 6300 Christie's Greenwich Concours d' Elegance Greenwich CT EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE Sunday, 5 June 2005 CHRISTIE'S niussuum ,ieft. Con fours SINCE 1766


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TOP SALES THIS ISSUE 0 When push comes to shove, Batyshnikov '57 Buick nets $63,800 for charity at RA4 Amelia. R different ways, and this month SCM reports on them both. Boca Raton is a casual, spacious, outdoor under-the-tent sale with hundreds of cars, and the pleasant Florida weather in February—and close proximity to shopping and the beach—pretty much guarantees that it'll be enjoyable for anyone coming from the frigid North. Just a month later, RM stages a smaller sale at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, held on the grounds of the Ritx-Carlton. It's smaller and more exclusive, and somehow just knowing that you're going to spend $6 for a coffee makes spending $1.9m for a Ferrari Comp Daytona seem reasonable. For the budget-minded (read that as coffee for $1.25 a cup), once again Palm Springs was the place to be in February. With a friendly atmosphere and plenty of strong cars, Keith McCormick continues to keep shoppers and sellers happy with his Palm Springs Auctions. Our Carl Bomstead reports that his new venue, at the Palm Springs casino, offers a chance to gamble in more ways than one. M puts on two highly-successful nice winter sales, both big, high-money events but in very Exclusive to SCM is John Clucsas' report on the Bonhams & Goodman sale from Melbourne. We've always known Aussies were a little odd, but $35k for a Series 2 Jag E-type automatic 2+2? Call Cosdel today and get yours shipped there before they wise up. Just as muscle cars are seeing an ongoing market spike as Baby Boomers make nostalgia purchases, the collector bike market has also been experiencing a sort of resurgence—especially in some of the legendary sport bikes of the '60s and '70s. Although it's unclear as to whether this is a temporary price spike or a lasting trend, motorcycle specialists MidAmerica boasted an especially strong sale, right on the Strip in Las Vegas. There's that gambling theme again.—ED • Total Sales (in millions) $16 2000 • 2001 D2002 ID 2003 • 2004 e 2005 BY THE NUMBERS 1. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione, $1,980,000, RM-Al, p. 64 2. 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta, $1,760,000, RM-Al, p. 64 3. 1933 Duesenburg Model Si Phaeton, $1,320,000, RM-Al, p. 66 4. 1967 AC Shelby Cobra 427, $535,000, RM-BR, p. 84 5. 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Phaeton, $396,000, RM-Al, p. 66 6. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300S1 roadster, $330,000, RM-Al, p. 62 7. 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet, $310,200, RM-Al, p. 62 8. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $294,250, RM-BR, p. 84 9. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300S1 Gullwing, $275,000, RM-Al, p. 62 10. 1992 Jaguar XI 220, $181,500, RM-Al, p.62 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione scvBest Buys 1. 1914 Stanley Steamer 712 roadster, 56,600, RM-AI, p. 65 2. 1970 Shelby Mustang GT 350 cony., $103,790, RM-BR, p. 89 3. 1955 Jaguar Mark VII sedan, 56,577, BG, p. 78 4. 1956 Ford Thunderbird cony., 534,650, PS, p. 73 5. 1973 Porsche 911T coupe, 522,000, RM-Al, p. 63 1914 Stanley Steamer Model 712 roadster iNSide III MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV RM Boca Raton, FL  RM Amelia Island, FL Palm Springs Auctons  Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia Palm Springs,CA  SCM 1-6 Scale  • • •  7,..1 t r.f.l11,111111.1,  •  •  • •  1 National [amours standard/perfect •  1111  WellaYesialAY1Wil 1  11 1  111•  11 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  sii•Itis  •I  e . •  I  S. .•  RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, (PM-Al)  p. 58 Palm Springs Auctions, Palm Springs, CA, (PS)  p. 70 Bonhams & Goodman, Melbourne, AUS, (BG) RM Auctions, Boca Raton, (PM-BR)  MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV (M)  eBay Motors, (e)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems oil  fir 'arts p. 76 p. 82 p. 90 p. 94


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island Amelia Island, FL The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island March 12, 2005 Auctioneer:  ' -  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Soles total:  High sale:  Peter Bainbridge 102 93 91% $13,635,961 lot 90, 1972 Ferrari 365 G111/4 Daytona Competizione, sold at $1,980,000 Premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) Daytona Competizione, ex NART and one of 15 factory competition cars, and said to be the last of the five -first series" cars built by the factory. Selling at $1.98m, it gave a bit of relief to those who thought that in 2005 only Oldsmobiles can bring into the multi-million-dollar range. A 1950 Touring Barchetta brought a very respectable $1.76m, while a 1967 275 GTB/4 with some body modifications failed to change owners at a high bid of $450k. by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T he Amelia Island weekend boasts a high-end car show, a great auction, and Florida sun: What's not to like? The sun was the only thing that could have been better this year, as the weather was a bit prickly, with showers the evening before the auction and a light jacket needed. It looks like Amelia Concours impresario Bill Warner's recent conversion to the ranks of those who believe in rain insurance has paid off in the usual way—when you shell out the money for it, it's not quite needed. The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance just turned ten, and things are looking exceptional. Well-run and professionally staffed with an enthusiastic and helpful core of volunteers, the Concours has an easy, comfortable feel to it that is sometimes missing in other high-powered automotive events. It could be that the ambience generated by holding both the auction and the Concours on the grounds of a Ritz-Carlton hotel rubs off on everyone. This year's auction offering was varied in all ways—prices, conditions, ages, manufacturers, and years. While a Duesenberg Model Si Riviera phaeton (our cover car this month) selling for $1.32m might be out of the price range—and beyond the garagesize limitations—for many mortals, perhaps a 1937 Cord Beverly sedan, a solid older restoration with some updates, is more to your budget (and garage size) at a reasonable $48,400. What was first advertised as a 1913 Stanley Steamer was the hands-down winner for the truth in auction advertising award, with a salesroom notice that basically told any prospective purchaser they were bidding on a pile of parts that had not run for years, and that it most likely started life as another car or bunch of cars, and that even that was up for debate. Selling for just $6,600, it was a bargain—even if it's not from 1913, not a Stanley, and its future use is limited to scholarly debate or bar bets. At the end of the day, $13.7m worth of automobiles changed hands, up significantly from last year's total of $7.8m, and only nine of the 102 cars offered failed to sell—a sales rate of better than 90 percent. With the comfortable ambience of the event, a good variety of cars, and very impressive sale results, no one can complain. We'll just hope for a little more sun next year.—D.K. ENGLISH #041-1935 BENTLEY 3.5 LITER FHC. S/N B58D6. Gray/red leather. RHD. Odo: 48,478 miles. Lots of paintwork problems. Count me among the fans of this coachwork that looks much better in person than in the photos. Brightwork has some needs, interior showsmediumquality workandheavilypatinated . SOLD AT $64,900. Said to be one of eight examples built by Radford. I really like some of the Radford touches found in Rolls and Bentley cars of the 1950s and 1960s, but I was underwhelmed with this example. Give me a Cloud III with rear seats that fold into a bed and a full complement of Radford camping gear instead. Fully priced, and then some. body configuration. Older paint is now cracking, some discoloration noted. Good woodwork; however, I do not remember seeing it in the pattern presented here. Interior leather shows well. Good woodwork inside. Cond: 3 - #092-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/1•1 672031. Olde English White/biscuit leather. Odo: 17,445 miles. Looks to be an older restoration, now with some details redone to freshen the look. Good paint, but the gaps on doors could be better. Vent doors appear to have been painted at a different time, color match is off. Soft top, although fresh, is not well fitted. Displayed with passenger-side curtain installed. Shows scratched Plexi plus scratched chrome. Very good leather and good carpets, some wear to door cap leather. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $52,800. I suppose this would make a good example of money spent for a restoration that just didn't turn out the way it was planned. With a poor fit to the top, enough scrapes and scratches to make anyone notice, and gap issues galore, most of the deadly restoration sins are present. It's just a driver now. A 1967 Morris Mini Cooper, well documented and in left-hand drive, seemed cheap at $15,900, while the very next car to cross the block, a 1979 Volkswagen Beetle convertible, went fully priced and perhaps a bit more at $18,150. Ferraris were quite well represented, with five going under the hammer, including the day's top money-getter, a 1972 GTB/4 58 leather. Buy a car, buy a restoration. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $143,000. This is one car that totally surprised—not only was it substantially better-looking in person than in photos, but it also achieved an astonishingly high price for condition. If this car winds up restored, you can expect to see it on the lawn at every major concours. I'm calling it expensive now, but it would not surprise me to call it well bought sometime soon. #098-1949 BENTLEY MARK VI shooting brake. S/N B44102. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,000 miles. 4-sp. Said to be a conversion by famed aftermarket supplier Harold Radford. Unusual, to say the least, Sports Cot Market #035-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N W89598. White/red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 62,911 miles. Three-time JCNA National Champion; hometown favorite—this car won the Amelia Award at the Amelia Island


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL Concours in 2002. Excellent paint, very good gaps, straight sides. Top is well done with a very good fit. Excellent chrome, gaskets appear fresh. Full toolkit. Excellent interior. A choice example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $111,100. Anything north of $100k on a 120 is worthy of note, this car included. Even the pickiest of auction attendees seemed to like this one—the saleS result confirmed the uniform approval of the restoration. Buying the best almost always costs a premium, and the premium paid here was money well spent. #074-1956 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I DHC. S/N LSWA62. Velvet Green/ tan leather. Odo: 81,642 miles. Auto. Some stone chips to the front end and a small flaw on the passenger door. Some pitting to brightwork including vent window surround area. Vinyl top shows some dirt and stains, Good wood to dash and door caps. Leather is possibly original, the four-door hardtops and the Bondo buggies now reside. #030-1961 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GHNL83569. Gray/blue vinyl. Odo: 41,544 miles. Extremely nice, a full professional restoration on a car that is seldom restored to this level. All panel fit is very good except for the hood, which sits too high on the passenger side. Restorer/seller confirmed that problem cars sold, but did not make the minimum estimate in the catalog. Even though this car fell $2,000 short of the low, it was still fully priced for condition. The new owner should plan on driving this car and not thinking about _fixing what 's wrong. His cheap E-type could cost a few times the cost of entry i f a restoration was started here. resulted from a fresh gasket that was not properly shaved for fit. Underhood is as nice as I have seen on an MGA; interior is excellent as well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,850. The final bid should surprise, but not shock If you start with the premise that almost any worthy restoration on any type of automobile costs upwards of $25k, you can find value here. patinated but still looks good. Displayed with luggage in rear seat. Shows well, however the car has aged since restoration. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $240,000. The pre-sale estimate of $300k-$350k was wildly optimistic and off the mark, however so was the vendor who turned down this very high bid. Older Rolls-Royces have not been setting the market on fire for the past 15 years or so. I can envision a day when all these prices will seem cheap—it's just not today. #116-1958 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N 15GBUH31393. Aqua blue/black leather. Odo: 10,607 miles. Nice older paint, a few chips have grown and been filled in with touch-up paint in at least three places. Body gaps are wide in many places. Decent chrome, including trunk rack. Interior shows quite a bit of use wear. A driver, not a show car, but Nova brand #085-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK I BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L16927. Eng. #29ERUH3310. Ice Blue/blue leather. Odo: 524 miles. Another over-the-top restoration by this dealer and SCM subscriber who brings his cars both here and to RM's Monterey sales. Excellent gaps, excellent paint, excellent chrome, all well fitted, complete on as nice as or better than new. Interior fit and finish is #053-1963 JAGUAR XKE SI roadster. S/N 877784. Eng. #R67859. Opalescent Gray/ black. Odo: 11,715 miles. 4-sp. Very good, but not excellent paintwork, some bodywork flaws such as a compression dent in the cowl and a few gap alignment problems detract. Looks like a paint run in the driver's door as well. Excellent top is expertly fitted. Great chrome, excepting wiper arms, gaskets, and glass are excellent, with correct-style materials and no shortcuts noted. Underhood is done to a jewellike quality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,200. This seller 's reputation for quality cars means that auction-goers have come to expect, and expect to pay for, the type of quality his cars represent. If you were to sit down and add up all the costs associated with the restoration, you 're likely better off selling your kinda nice example for $35k, adding $22k to the pot and taking one of his home. mud and snow rated radials are not my first choice. Chrome wires show more than the first signs of rust. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,600. Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the entry price for bottom-tier collectibles has risen from $7,500 to $15,000 without anyone noticing? I hate to call this a decent buy, but a quick look through any collector books ' classified ads confirms that below $15k is where 60  #028-1963 JAGUAR XICE SI roadster. S/N 879622. White/red vinyl. Odo: 63,349 miles. 4-sp. Driver's door fit spreads perhaps 1/4-inch, and it really shows—looks like door isn't properly closed when it is. Passenger-side door is not much better. 1/2-inch dent on the passenger cowl. Top is quite nice; chrome is fair to good with some pitting. Interior looks very good with clean console and good vinyl seats. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $33,000. After the auction S end, someone commented to me that many of the excellent. Interior shows excellent throughout. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $62,000. From where I sat, this car looked like a decent amateur restoration. Almost everything looked good while some things looked barely good enough. I'm not surprised this car failed to sell: I hate to say it but to bring the big bucks, this Jag needs a full and complete respray if a color-sanding won't get rid of some of the paint flaws. #070-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES V vantage coupe. S/N DB41115R. Eng. #370106455. California Sage/Fawn leather. RI-ID. Odo: 16,344 miles. Extremely nice paint, even very good bodywork. Gaps are excellent, gaskets are good or better. Glass in windshield has delamination and discoloration, especially bad near driver's vertical edge. Chrome is excellent excepting worn areas on rear bumpers; grille has some pitting and spots. 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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL Underhood is fully and correctly detailed. Interior shows good dash and carpets, seats show very good patina. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Word after the sale is that the owner is stuck on his $190k reserve. I say good luck Yes, I know its a Vantage and it has the SS motor I also know that it is a RHD example. It 's worth more to someone paying in pounds than in dollars, but probably not this much anywhere. #018-1967 MORRIS MINI COOPER S MK II coupe. S/N 115114. Snowberry White/ black vinyl. Odo: 87,867 kilometers. Very good presentation on an original French-delivery (hence LHD), well-fettled example. Very good paint to original Heritage Certificateverified colors. Good chrome, underhood is nice but not show detailed. Very nice interior. A very nice driver; not far from a show contender. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,950. This car should have brought more. With lots of later cars imported with sketchy documents and no Heritage Certificates routinely bringing into the high teens, odd to see a real no-stories example struggles. #033-1967 JAGUAR XICE convertible. S/N 1E143 15. Red/black leather. Odo: 17,808 miles. 4-sp. Decent paint, but lots of problems here. Fist-size dent to the lower portion of the nose, lots of rock chips directly above. Chrome is good, in some places excellent. Cloth top has a half-inch tear, vinyl trim is coming apart. Underhood is clean but far from detailed. Interior shows extensive wear from use. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $53,900. Here's one that continues to confuse. There are a lot of 1967 Jags on the market, and some of them are substantially better cars than this one. If you can find a show-quality example for $75k or less, why bother with a car this full of needs for 1/3 less? Perhaps it's another case off want the red one, and I want it today, more than real market smarts ruling the day. #114-1967 JAGUAR XICE convertible. S/N 1E13754. Silver/burgundy leather. Odo: Protect Your Issues 62,751 miles. 4-sp. Excellent paint over excellent gaps—a very good presentation. Very good fit to the cloth top, chrome is excellent as well. No scuffing found at the interior, just light use wear to the seats. A happy example with few, if any excuses. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,700. Perhaps the days of the $100,000 Series 1 E-type are returning, but then again, perhaps not. This car showed very well in a field that included six examples. Expect to see a few more high-quality, superbly restored Etypes at RM's Monterey sale, and expect them to sell in this price range. But a few ticks down in quality, and outside the auction arena, suddenly this car becomes worth $65,000. Quality is everything. #050-1987 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N SCBZD42A6HCX16858. Redwood/Light Parchment/dark red piping. Odo: 1,214 miles. Original miles. No chips, dents, or dings found on what appears to be totally original paint. Replacement Goodyear Eagle No other parts site has more original originals. Keep your Sports Car Market issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Car Market logo is included. One-$15 Three-$40 Six-$80 Add $3.50 per slipcase for P& H. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No P.O. boxes please) Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Go a ra ',teed To Order Online: www.tncenterprises.net/scm June 2005  61 and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674.8476 to order by phone.


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL looking for something to put in my driveway as an appreciation ofmy myriad oftalents, a Talbot Lago America coupe would be a lovely choice. I'll admit that I'm partial to this body style, a pleasant amalgam of representative British, French, Italian, and German coachwork of the era. Well bought and well sold. GA radials are a good tire, but a bad look for this car. Excellent chrome. Original top is excellent. Interior is largely unmarked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. Reported as sold at the 2001 Amelia Island sale for $126,500 and then showing just 1,167 miles. According to my math, that works out to just $468.09 per mile, a cost figure not seen since the first Pontiac Aztek owner tried to trade his vehicle in after one week's use. I'd love to know the full backstory here, but since I don't, let's just call this hefty depreciation. #104-1992 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220732. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 9,987 kilometers. 5-sp. Excellent paint appears to be factory; one or two chips in the body and a few more to the hood. Usual delamination to windshield glass—on this #118-1957 FACEL VEGA FV4 coupe. White/black leather. Odo: 65,324 miles. 354-ci V8, auto. Excellent paint, very nice brightwork, some scratching noted. Gaskets are very good, glass is good and scratch free. Wire-wheel chrome is starting to show some rust. Excellent leather, wood to dash is very good as well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,300. The FV4 was the immediate predecessor to the better-known HK500 models. Undoubtedly restored in the late 1980s when Facel Vegas looked like the next up-and-coming investment vehicle. Fully priced, but good luck finding another one as nice. GERMAN example it's not as bad as I have seen on other XJ 220s. Light wear to seat bolsters. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. At some point we will all be sad we didn't invest in XI 220s, or more properly our grandkids will be sad we didn't. The list of now-popular supercars that were unsellable as new is a long one, the Xi 220 is listed in bold with that group. Fully priced. FRENCH #108-1956 TALBOT LAGO AMERICA coupe. S/N 140056B. Eng. #12594. Red/black leather/cloth. Odo: 38,294 miles. BMW 507 V8. Paint could be of a better quality; some orange peel present, as are overspray and chips. Rubber gaskets starting to show age in places; still good enough, however. Lots of crazing to of pearl dash insert cracked, leather has seen better days. An older restoration, sadly now in need of a complete redo. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $310,200. Absolutely and without a doubt, the best buy of the auction. Dated by the colors as well as by the 1970s restoration. Those able to look past the cosmetics see a 500K Cabriolet C that has handsome styling as well as a good pedigree. Plexiglas windows on both passenger and driver's sides. Good chrome excepting headlight guards—they are cheap items that are easy to replace. Interior shows wear to leather but still nice. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $89,100. My birthday isn't until September but if you are 62  #069-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 Cabriolet A. S/N 18701209665. Black/tan leather. Odo: 18,724 kilometers. 4-sp. Wellapplied paint has a good mirror-like quality to it. An excellent job marred by perhaps an 8" long scratch, since filled in, on the driver's door. Age and cracks appearing on rear fender. Excellent brightwork, excellent top is in prime shape. Woodwork to interior is good, leather #089-1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cabriolet C. S/N 105377. Eng. #105377. Red/tan leather. Odo: 387 kilometers. 4-sp. Weak paint shows fade, cracking, chips. Most chrome has pitting. Canvas sidemount cover is loose and weathered. Top is in good shape but not show quality. Interior is complete, mother IN and carpets very good. Fitted with a periodstyle Blaupunkt AM/FM. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $96,800. For those of us who thought that the $60k-$80k estimate was a bit aggressive for the condition, imagine how we felt when the hammer fell and the all-in price was just $3,200 short of $100k grand. A price guide might indicate somewhere in the $40k range for this condition (as does SCM's), and! might stretch a little higher but not much. The seller is to be congratulated. #066-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980406500265. Eng. #1989806500277. Burgundy/beige leather. Odo: 60,700 kilometers. Original engine was replaced with a later 300SL roadster's block. Rudge knock-off wheels. Very nice paint, some age-related problems but not enough to justify repainting. Chrome has some light scratches, as do side windows, not unusual in a Gullwing. Interior shows wear in massive doorsill area, light wear to seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $275,000. Fair price for both buyer and seller The Rudge wheels are a bonus, not enough to negate the loss in value for the replacement block, but a help in softening the blow. #072-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 198042100002745. Eng. #100002804. Fire Engine Red/black leather. Odo: 54,228 miles. Excellent paint, excellent chrome. Euro-style headlights, Hirschmann electric antenna. Some gaskets are dry, windshield is delaminating in many places. Nardi wood steering wheel, Becker Grand Prix AM/ FM/SW. Interior is very correct, but leather is quite dry. An older restoration that still looks good—I'll agree with the auction catalog's description of mellowed by time and use. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $330,000. Somewhere in Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL between the $300k bid and the $330k paid after the buyer 's fee is where I'd place the current market. #113-1961 PORSCHE 356 SUPER 1600 Cabriolet B. S/N 155172. Eng. #P89534. Aetna Blue/black leather. Odo: 75,594 miles. 4-sp. Cosmetically nice appearance, but some gap problems to the doors flaw the otherwise pleasant look. Paint is well applied; rear bumper should have been buffed free of orange peel before installing. Brightwork is very good and appears fresh in places. Very well fitted soft top. Seats show some patina, good correct square-weave carpet. Period-style Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,800. Don 't confuse my cosmetically nice appearance statement with unconditional approval of the overall restoration—this car has needs. It 's a very nice car, a tick above driver condition. Expensive for the quality of the restoration, but overall no harm done. #026-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL roadster. S/N 11304412-012142. Gray/gray/ MB-Tex. Odo: 269,298 miles. A/c. Very nice paint. Some light scratching, most of which will likely buff out, a few cracks will not. Very good chrome, once again with some scratching. Right taillight lens is cracked. Clean interior shows well except for dirty vinyl on hardtop surround. Wood is older but still good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. It might be the right time to think about finding a good 280SL for your collection. The day will be here soon when the good low-hanging fruit will be picked from the trees and the value will quickly move up. These have now reached the stage where they are still usable, look classic enough to impress, and don 't cost through the roof #024-1973 PORSCHE 911T CIS coupe. S/N 9113103062. Gold/brown. Odo: 88,700 miles. Excellent paint on what the owner says is a rust-free body. One dent redone on the passenger door. No other dents or dings, well-fitted gaps. Very good chrome, glass, and gaskets. Original interior has held up well, no problems noted. Color is off from the factory shade—this appears to be the major sin, and the kiss of death to the Porschephiles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,000. I would not have been surprised to see this car bring $7k more. The owner displayed it along with service records going back 30 years and an SCM article by Jim Schrager explaining this 1973-1/2 Fl model. #019-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592002434. Yellow/saddle vinyl. Odo: 7,447 miles. Miles claimed original. Three stone chips found and more than a few door dings. Some age appears on gaskets, chrome trim is holding up well. Very good top. High-zoot custom interior shows light wear. A/c, JC Whitney-style horn that plays dozens of tunes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,150. Apart from the low miles, not much to recommend here. It didn't look to have been abused, but not babied either Perhaps $3k-$4k above what IOW 7aora4ei page,teept 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com Toweameate itftecial iatetat, dew& aoce 404 fzerienoteuice ceput 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring coupe, sin 0126A. Excellent mechanical condition with new engine, gearbox and brakes by Patrick Ottis. Known history', build shim and PIA and 1,1VA documents. Eligible for all events. $1,050,000. 101. ISO .10 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA, s/n 613916  car. Ground up restoration. Body by Arnold Zucci. Competitive  and event ready. Sliding block, LDS, includes original short block  and instruments. $97,500.  June 2005  and exciting  1969 Ferrari 365 GT ery good example throughout. 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, s/n 2211133. Matching number. Excellent driving experience with a4,4 liter V-12. Recent quality Spectacular Paul Grist Monza. Excellent mechanics and cosmetics. Participant Colorado Grand and Monterey Historics 2004. Proven repaint. $65,000.  competitor and ready for any event. S1.650,000 63


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL I would have thought, but in the end its about the same price as some people pay for new granite countertops—so, what the heck. Classic low-miler problem—the more you drive it, the less it is worth. ITALIAN #057-1950 FERRARI 166 MM Barchetta. S/N 0054M. Eng. #0054M. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 6,676 kilometers. Excellent paint, one divot on right rear corner at fender lip. Excellent chrome. Hood scoop appears to be quite thick. Beautiful leather shows light wear to driver's seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Absolutely sensuous Barchetta body—the 166 MM is perhaps the most organic of early original shade that has been repainted. Some divots, but not horrible paint. Decent chrome. Top is new and excellent. Trunk area is exceptionally clean; no rust found. Lollipops on back bumper are standing straight and still there. Interior has lots of surface rust that will clean up with steel wool; dash is trash and needs replacement. Not lovely. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,400. Here:s a deal that can be duplicated every day of the week and for as long as the supply of mediocre Alfa Romeos continues to exist. More than fully priced; let's just go ahead and call this one overpriced. Ferrari designs. This is the 22nd built of 26 Touring Barchettas. Scuderia Ferrari-entered in the 1950 LeMans 24 hour, though DNF due to electrical failure. First overall at Montlhery one month later A full race history including many successful forays in the United States. I hate to harp on the design of the hood scoop, but if it was my $1.75 million on the table, perhaps I'd feel confident enough to flatten that damn thing out. #097-1960 FIAT 500 JOLLY. S/N 032743. Salmon/tan wicker. Odo: 18,300 kilometers. Lots of paint problems, including some fade and fisheye to hood area. Good chrome. Plexiglas windshield seems unusual. Fringed top shows well. Some wear to wicker seats, excellent carpets are bound with body-color binding—a nice touch, even if far from original. #047-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 096657. Red/black leather. Odo: 44,511 miles. Once claimed to have been owned by actor Omar Sharif, but the catalog now says that it was originally sold new to a relative of his. Many, many modifications to the body including outside filler cap, scoops, flared wheelwells, door handles, etc. Not factory done, but said to have been done when new, perhaps by a dealer or coachbuilder. Very good paint is not fresh but remains good, the same can be said and needs attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,500. With no a/c, Euro spec, and a color that, politely, has not stood the test of time, I'm calling the seller lucky and the pre-sale $75k$95k estimate darn close to preposterous. Euro coupes are not the same animal as U.S.-spec Spyders/Targas. Give me a late example with flares and chairs; I'll pay more. #090-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB DAYTONA SERIES I Berlinetta race car. S/N 14889. Red/black leather/blue cloth. Odo: 24,412 kilometers. Excellent paint and graphics, all fittings and mods look to be well done and in correct order. Minimal chrome is in good shape. Plexiglas front fittings are well polished but were tightened down too much in one place, now cracked. Excellent glass. Interior includes full roll cage, Sabelt safety harness, terrycloth inserts to seats, very good leather. SOLD AT $29,700. For some reason we've come to expect Jollys selling for just above or just below $20k. A few years back they were available all day long for $7k and not selling. They sure are cute, but are they really $30k worth of cute? (Editor 's note: the wife of a well-known automotive publisher described the color to me as being "t* tty pink." There. Now maybe MPH mag won't call us stuffir any more.) #109-1966 ALFA ROMEO DUETTO roadster. S/N AR665252. Aqua/black vinyl. Odo: 74,052 miles. Interesting color, a rare 64  for the chrome—not show quality but not bad. Lots of delamination to windshield. Other glass is good, but with windlacing and some gaskets showing age. Good leather, very good dash. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $450,000. Almost Omar was one of the few cars at today's auction that failed to sell. Taking the contrarian point of view, this 275 GTB/4 is quite representative of what a number of original and second owners, members of the original Jet Set/Rat Pack/International Men of Mystery/Swinging '60s Ferrari owners were likely to do. While others despair at this sort of modification, it did happen, so let's celebrate the fact that it did instead of pretending to ignore it. Yeah, baby! #065-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 02564. Senape/mustard/black vinyl. Odo: 43,230 kilometers. Very nice paint in what can best be described as an unusual mustard-like color. Very good gaps, good to very good chrome. Unmarked mags and what appears to be fresh tires. Very good glass and gaskets. Euro-style mid-roof-mounted antenna appears to have a replacement mast. Very nice, well-fitted interior is possibly original. Despite what the vendor thinks, his seats are vinyl and not leather. The worn steering wheel is leather Crackle-painted dash looks good. A competition Daytona in full race regalia. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,980,000. Very well-documented racing history as well as well-documented history otter retirement and before historics. I really don't get the value here; I suppose that smarter folks than me have figured this out. For my money, give me a half-dozen fully restored or breathtakingly original Daytona coupes without any racing history. I'll take my change in Kias. (Editor 's note: Real comp Daytonas are your entry ticket into the best vintage events, and modern technology has made them far more competitive than when they were new. Doubt it? Just ask SCMer Chip Connor what he thinks of his. But you?! have to wait until he stops grinning first.) #084-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F106AB19787. Gray/tan leather. Odo: 1,386 miles. Fiberglass-bodied, miles original. Very good paint, no touch-ups noted since it left the factory. Blackout trim is without fade, no delamination noted to windshield or other glass. Excellent interior is unmarked. Blaupunkt stalk radio. In need of a full and professional detail. Cond: I - . SOLD AT $46,200. 308 GTB owners read this carefully. First, check the low original miles, then note that this is one of the fiberglass examples. I give the vast majority of the bump over normal retail to the low Sports Car Market


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PM Auctions Amelia Island, FL miles—perhaps 20% of the bump is attributable to the fiberglass coachwork If you haven't read between the lines by now, let me be blunt: your red 308 GTB is probably still worth around $25k AMERICAN #121-1914 STANLEY STEAMER MODEL 712 roadster. SIN 7353483. Black/ black leather. Basic barn-find condition on this bitsa. Even a full restoration won't fix what's wrong here, as sourcing what's needed to make it a Stanley will cost a fortune. Poor paint; brightwork is no more. Tired interior. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,600. Very aggressive salesroom notice negates earlier catalog description by making it clear: This car is misrepresented in the catalog and is not in fact a Stanley 712 steam car It appears that this example is largely an assemblage of parts from assorted period donor motor cars. It does retain some original Stanley parts, but the chassis (likely from a Dodge or Studebaker truck) and boiler appear to have been sourced from non-Stanley cars. The body is thought to have been cut down from a touring car to its current roadster appearance. No wonder the crowd sat on its collective hands. By percentage, this will likely be one of the best buys of 2005 at auction. The new owner could part this car out for many times the purchase price, notwithstanding the fact that perhaps this car might have been manufactured by a now-forgotten steam car builder If I had purchased it, I 'd be combing through period catalogs to find out more. #046-1932 LINCOLN KB coupe. Eng. #KB 1644. Jade Mist/Birmingham Green fenders/brown cloth. Odo: 42,580 miles. Judkins bodywork. One compression dent near the trunklid is the only paint or body flaw found on this otherwise excellent-appearing example. Excellent chrome, the fit and finish found is all first-rate. Vinyl to top is correct graining and correctly contrasts in places to trunk material. Light wear to driver's seat, good wood and iZ ■ 1(- rt /..; dc rtrWli ,epret/ed  4 , , eii•J Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: 1935 MG PB Roadster Super Charged 1937 Ford Coupe 50's Custom 1939 MG TA Tickford Drophead 1948 Alfa 2500 SS Touring Coupe 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Cony. 1952 Frazer Nash Lemans 1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghia 1969 Lola 1-70 K Ill B 1948 Lincoln Continental Cony. 1930 Ford Hol Rod We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to  DISTREE. us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragonedassics.com, or the addresses below: Sales Monny@dragoneclassics.com , Borrani David@dragoneclassics.com , Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com , or by phone at 203-3354643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 June 2005 65 carpets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $140,800. The early 1930s was an era when styling came to automobiles, and with this Judkins-bodied Lincoln, it arrived in a very substantial way. Handsome from every angle, this large yet graceful V I 2 managed to sell at just a hair over high estimate. It was no bargain, but I won't call it overpriced either #077-1932 FORD HOT ROD roadster. S/N 1883242. Matte black/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 27,912 miles. All steel. Very unusual right-hand driver—vendor says the seller built it that way just to be different. Very good matte finish looks like primer from a distance; it's actually a very good quality job. Nicely done top, very good chrome. Sale includes hard top. Very unusual throughout. More personalization than normally seen, lots of fun. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. If you are looking for a hot rod that was made in the true rebel spirit, this was your steed. As rods were built to spit in the eye of authority, the builder of this Deuce attempted 0/irlea/"M I I  'F DAGOr IL I AGE ,„„AW.,


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL Beach 2000; American Classic Open 193341 ; premier CCCA status. Lots of awards and deservedly so. Well-optioned, well-executed, and overall a drop-dead handsome car Fully priced at a hair under $4001c, but not a bad deal when rarity, desirability, and costs all come together to break all of the rules of convention. Well done, and if it turns out to have a documentable history, so much the better #060-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL dual-windshield phaeton. S/N 7803667. Eng. #CL1370. Black/green leather. Odo: 72 miles. Excellent paint and chrome. Top is flawless and well fitted. No gap problems noted. Green trim on top with pinstripe brings the colors together well. Staining on the whitewalls is the biggest visual flaw. Excellent presentation. Cond: SOLD AT $396,000. Best in Class, Pebble #075-I933 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ RIVIERA phaeton. S/N 2551. Eng. #SJ528. Black/Tobacco Brown leather. Odo: 52,352 miles. Fran Roxas restoration in 2001. The original owner was Lt. Col. Jacob Schick, the inventor of the cartridge razor. Excellent paint with only one flaw found—a pin-size divot - of the Duesenberg market. At one time this car perhaps could have brought $2 million; today's figure can be seen as an upswing of the market versus five years ago. #076-1934 CHEVROLET woody station wagon. S/N CA593754. Tan/black fenders/ saddle vinyl. Odo: 15,943 miles. Very nice exterior cosmetics with excellent wood—the tough part of a woody restoration. Yet the easier part of the exterior, the paint, has some problems with a few light cracks and poor on the trunk. Excellent chrome, top is as new. Interior is perfect save for another small divot on passenger leather. Stunning presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,320,000. Factory supercharged and presented with its original body. This same car was advertised in 1988 by Leo Gephardt for $1.2 million, its sale price minus commission today Such are the vagaries surface preparation. Garfield wide whitewall tires are not a big help. Interior has good wood excepting unrestored floors, now covered by incorrect carpet. Very good and fresh vinyl to seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,300. This is the only known survivor from coachbuilder Larkins. I'm not loving the fact that the S/N appears to be a California issued one, and I didn 't love the incomplete nature of the interior restoration. But there is no denying that this Woody was a crowd-pleaser. Vintage Rallies 2005 NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit www.vintagerallies.com for updates 66  MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL #044-1937 CORD BEVERLY sedan. S/N 1870S. White/burgundy cloth. Recent cosmetic restoration to the exterior, very good paint, but some overspray on the window felts. New body-to-fender welt and fresh windshield gaskets. Interior shows lots of wear—it's been quite some time since it was restored, paint chips to steering column and dash. Cloth seats have seen better days. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $48,400. This car just barely eked by as a 3-. It might have been just a single tick away from a 4+ in my book. The Beverlys and Westchesters remain the affordable Cords; this was a perfect example of a classic car that you can buy and drive, and do some of the needed cosmetic work by yourself Market-correct. #040-1941 CADILLAC SERIES GI touring sedan. S/N 5368142. Black/tan cloth. Odo: 21,640 miles. 346-ci V8, auto. Miles claimed original by vendor. Original survivor car; lots of paint appears to be original. Most chrome is decent, good glass; most gaskets and door seals have failed. Cloth seats are original. Carpets, stained in places, are original as well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. Best explanation here might be chalking this one up to a new phenomenon—survivor car fever I frankly did not love this car—it was in need of some very basic cosmetic items, even if your only plan was to show it as a survivor The interior smelled of cleaning fluids, and its late arrival to the auction may account for the last-minute detailing. I hope those smells weren 't there to mask less pleasant odors. #061-1951 HUDSON HORNET convert- ible. S/N 7A52492. Black/Oxblood. Odo: 3,091 miles. 16, auto, Twin H power. Very good paint. Chrome, and there is lots of it, is even better. Very good gaps; new windshields are AGP replacements. Interior is fresh and well done. Leather and wood graining is excellent. Largely chrome dashboard is outstanding. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $96,800. This step-down-bodied Hudson certainly took a step up in value at the Amelia sale. Busting through what should have been considered an optimistic estimate of $60k Order the Morgan Roadster Now-very few to be built-first come, first serve This will be one of the, if not the rarest US model ever! AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALEP 05 NEW Aero 8 FERRARI POZZI BLUE/COGNAC YARWOOD 1110119a 11 WESi tali(  Morgan Motor Car Dealer " NEW MORGANWEST AERO SOUADRON GRILL BADGE, MADE BY JIM BAKER/M. RAFTER. FINEST QUAUTY, OVERSIZED. JOIN THE MORGANWEST AERO SOUADRON TODAY! SEND $125 PLUS P+P ($S FOR THE USA, $10 OVERSEAS) TO: 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 I WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET June 2005  03 NEW Plus 8 GREEN/SADDLE 03 Plus 8 ASTON A' /TAN 03 Plus 8 BUGATTI BLUE 94 Plus 8 OXFORD BLUE/TAN 804/4 Roadster BRG/BEACK 67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE 634/4 SERE V RACER BLACK/ED 62 Plus 4 DHC 62 Plus 4 DH( CONNAUGHT GREEN 61 Plus 4 RED 53 Plus 4 DHC BLUE/GRAY I ITT1 joining up!" to $70k, this is one Hornet that had the crowd buzzing both before and after the sale. #043-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536268308. Red/red leather. Odo: 56,309 miles. 331-ci V8, auto. Excellent paint, chrome, and brightwork is spot-on correct. Very good gaps in most places. Old-style vinyl graining on the soft top, rarely seen but a good and proper look. Excellent leather and carpets. Correct and excellent dash. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. A great car in great colors, a tough combination to beat. The restoration appeared to be of a very good quality; it wouldn 't surprise to see this car retnain a 1-for MONTEREY AN INTERNAT ONAL EXPO Concours/Historic Race Week URI OBILIII TUESDAY, August16, 2005 • noon to 6 pm WEDNESDAY, August 17,2005 • lOam to 7 pm Only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, post cards, mosaics, stamps, unique scarves/ties/shirts. No reproductions will be sold. The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356@aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com 67


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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL years to come. The price achieved is spot-on market-correct. #086-1953 MUNTZ ROAD JET convert- ible. S/N 512. Plum/two-tone plum/white. Odo: 23,261 miles. 317-ci V8, auto. Last seen 2003 Boca, where it sold for $68,900 to the current vendor, a multiple Muntz owner. Very good paint, some light flaws but hard to knock. Chrome is good but shows some age. have been recently re-done. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. I'll have to call this an abovemarket sale. I don't doubt that an exceptional Caribbean can bring this kind of money. This one, however, had too many excuses. There have been a lot of Caribbeans on the market of late, but perhaps they are all still moving upward. Removable top is vinyl covered, excellent condition. Very good to excellent chrome. Twotone leather interior has a great Fifties look, light wear to leather yet still acceptable. Good dash and carpets. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. My all-Muntz price guide is missing, so I'll have to take a guess on values here. $65k sounds like enough to let this one go, but the seller thinks otherwise. I wouldn't be surprised to see a truly excellent example bring much more; perhaps there just wasn't enough interest in the house. #031-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II coupe. S/N C56A1771. Dark blue/ blue/white leather. Odo: 45,389 miles. 368-ci V8, auto. A/c. Paint is of just so-so quality, plenty of orange peel, looks to be not much better than a quickie job. Most brightwork is good, some scratches. Interior is showing #068-1957 BUICK SUPER RIVIERA hardtop coupe. SN 5D1053242. Black/white vinyl/black cloth. Odo: 38,202 miles. 364-ci V8, auto. Older restoration. What was once a good paint job now has scratches and some light bubbling. Some chrome is good, much of it has pitting and has poor plating. Most visible gaskets are failing, side window glass shows delamination. Plastic Buick badges on hub its age—perhaps a 25-year-old replacement. A driver-quality Mark II...barely. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $24,200. One of three Mark us at the sale, and interestingly all of them were rare a/c examples. If there was fairness in the collector car world, perfect Mark us would routinely bring many times this result. In the unfair real world, this Mark found a new home for just a touch above full retail. #067-1956 PACKARD CARIBBEAN convertible. S/N 56991192. 3-tone white/ blue/black/blue and white leather. Odo: 45,928 miles. 374-ci V8, auto. Excellent paint and good to excellent chrome. Very good fit to doors, hood, and trunk. Vinyl top is clean and well-fitted. Little chrome bits such as found on the windshield wiper arms are pitted in places. Underhood is a bit disappointing, detail work could be better. Interior shows well, looks to 68 caps are fogged. Interior shows well, the best part of this car's cosmetics. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $63,800. Owned by Mikhail Baryshnikov and being sold to benefit two of his ftwored charities. Mr Baryshnikov was on site to witness the sale of his beloved Buick which he nicknamed Kitten. Baryshnikov looked out on the crowd and declared, this is great theater When the curtain came down, Baryshnikov's charities did well in this above-market sale, and the new owner has bragging rights for owning the automobile of one of the world's most famous dancers. #052-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57F210382. Red/red/silver vinyl. Odo: 13,412 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Gaps are far less than satisfying; however, there is a reason: It's a cut coupe. Paint is to a fair standard, chrome is good excepting what seems to be a hand-made rear window frame. Top fits but looks poor; you can see into the interior from outside through the gap between the top of the window frame and the bottom of the top. Interior ranges from fair to good. Not much to recommend here. Cond: 4+, SOLD AT $28,600. This cut coupe is a perfect candidate for a department store display, a children's ride at an amusement park, or perhaps an action-packed shoot- 'em-up movie set in the '50s, where a red convertible has to be run into a train for the hero to escape. Don't Interior shows well with good seats, carpet, and console. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,750. In case you haven't been paying attention, the prices of early Rivieras have been on an upward march for the past two years. Deservedly so, these high-styled personal luxury quasi-sporting cars have a lot to offer in both looks and performance. Even though the sale's result was far short of the $35k-$45k estimate, I'd mark this as a good deal for both buyer and seller #042-1965 PONTIAC LEMANS GTO convertible. S/N 237675P136370. Montero Red/black vinyl. Odo: 87,084 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-sp. Nicely applied older paint, now showing some touched-up divots and a few scratches. Rust bubbles below the windshield are troubling; they could indicate a bi-metallie problem, not salt-related damage. Older even think of taking this carved-up Chevy to a car show; you'll hear the laughter through the gaps in the top of the windows. #037-1964 BUICK RIVIERA coupe. S/N 7K1042023. Desert Beige/saddle vinyl. Odo: 97,223 miles. A/c. Appears to have had some sympathetic restoration earlier. Well-applied paint now has some cracking at the trunk area. Very good chrome, good glass and gaskets. chrome is mostly good, some just fair. Top appears to be of a recent vintage, clean and with a clear backlight. Interior is complete and original, however far from fresh with some pitted chrome and cloudy instrument lenses. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $44,000. If you added up the costs offixing all the little things needed to make this a solid #3 car, the results would be nothing short of sobering. 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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs Auction Spa Resort Casino Palm Springs, CA February 26-27, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  Gene Radcliffe 331 225 68% Lot 444, 1960 Jaguar Mk II XJR, sold S010  Tor ) UL I   Buyer's premium: 5% (included in prices of sold lots) by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics eith McCormick and his crew just keep rolling along and picking up momentum with each turn. Now firmly established in the new Palm Springs casino venue, the event continues to post some impressive sales increases. This year they sold 40 more cars than they did at their February 2004 sale, held at the old Palm Springs parking-lot location, and the sales volume was up a healthy $800k. Some might say that the Barrett-Jackson afterglow was still hovering over the event. In fact, several cars that were offered in Arizona and failed to find new homes were sold here at stronger numbers, without the wild antics that we witnessed 300 miles to the east in January. Why the strong sales? Pure and simple, the company found good cars to offer and sold them with realistic reserves. K This auction always seems to have a few oddball cars and used-car-lot specials. How about a horrible, clapped-out 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220S that sold for $788, or a lumpy and neglected 1992 Alfa Romeo 164L that sold for $1,155? Or the very sad Ferrari Testarossa replica that went for only $5,775? Now all the buyer has to do is go to the Palm Desert street fair and buy some fake gold chains and a knock-off Ferrari hat to complete the full-on fakey-doo look. An Asian visitor happily bid on several Corvettes and actually bought one, a flaw- There were plenty of nicely presented 1950s-era convertibles that might appeal to Palm Springs-area snowbirds seeking to relive their youth. For example, a very attractive and well restored 1954 Buick Skylark convertible sold for $70,875; an almost-perfect 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible sold for $67,725; and a '55 Pontiac Star Chief convertible in very nice "driver" condition sold for $43,050. 70  An nn $3,883,005 ,,i/ r McCormick's 40th auction is scheduled for November of this year, which will be just in time for a Thanksgiving holiday in the desert as snow and colder weather starts to buffet the northern parts of the country. Wish me luck as I attempt to convince my significant other that the perfect holiday would be to escape the cold of our native Northwest, play some golf, eat some turkey, and buy a cool collector car.—CB. less Top Flight '66 coupe, for $94,500, but his interpreter must have failed the currencyexchange part of his training as he had the decimal point one digit to the left. Hard to imagine that someone would actually think they could buy a high-point example for nine grand, but then again all kinds of weird things happen at auctions. It could have been a very messy situation, but McCormick's team followed up with the underbidders and a new deal was put together, post-block at the same sale price. ENGLISH #271-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP road- ster. S/N GCK3 10. Light orange/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 55,683 miles. Brewster-rebodied in 1936 in Packard 120 style; American-style body appears odd on a vintage Rolls. Unusual and unattractive paint scheme. Poor panel fit; fender dented. Paint not in the best of condition. Has lots of needs; owner was under car NOT SOLD AT $52,000. If the interior had been finished in the correct tan leather, it could have brought another $10k or so. As is, there's no justification for not taking the high bid. #169-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT sedan. S/N SCAZS42A7CCY05 83 8. White/tan leather. Odo: 130,572 miles. FI. Paint worn and dull. Left front parking light cracked, trim scratched, rear bumper damaged. Dash badly cracked. Seats worn. Engine dirty. Needs everywhere; a high-mileage used car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,388. The Silver Spirit was an entry-level Rolls-Royce that went quickly downhill in value. When everything on the exterior has needs, it makes you wonder what's going on mechanically. In a few months, the price paid may end up being the cheapest thing about this car. #352-1990 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZRO3D8LCX31664. Black/black leather. Odo: 48,667 miles. Body is straight and solid. Paint is showing signs of age and use with cracking and crazing. A few minor scratches. Interior wood in wonderful condition. Leather seats also in good condition. Impressive car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,925. all weekend trying to keep it going. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. As this model was equipped with the smallest of the Rolls engines, don? get behind it going up a hill. Don't know if this was the place to try to sell a vintage R-R, but then the high bid seemed like enough to own the car at any auction. Don't think it's worth much more. #194-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 674248. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 29,493 miles. Documented restoration of body. No issues with paint. Spats. Engine clean with no Jaguar-typical leaks and puddles. White vinyl upholstery with red piping. Dash done in same material, coming unglued. Interior treatment ruins an otherwise nice presentation. Cond: 3 — Not a lot of money for a car with a lot of style and prestige. Prime parking at the restaurant will be yours, but carry a pockefful of twenties for tips—trying to get away with slipping the valet a.five will reveal you as a poseur for sure. With luck, the service writer at the Bentley dealership will not know you on a first-name basis. GERMAN #205-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLR REPLICA coupe. S/N R10085. Silver/red vinyl. Odo: 3,109 miles. Built by Thoroughbred Coach Builders in 1979. Paint okay, but minor cracking and crazing in places. Top torn. Vinyl interior out of place. Looks exciting from 10 feet away but its origins are apparent up close. A 25-year-old fakey-doo that doesn't have much life left. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. If this was real money, then I have a hard time understanding what happened here. Hate to think Sports Car Market


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA money to add wood to a nothing-special M-B wagon. Not a lot of interest when it crossed the block, and probably not a lot of interest anywhere else, either IRISH of all the hours the owner has spent explaining his car All the money and then some. #160-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 250T woody wagon. S/N 12308610001323. White/ blue vinyl/fabric. Odo: 163,409 miles. 4-sp. Station wagon with wood trim added. Sunroof. Wood done to reasonable standards. Paint on #200-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing coupe. S/N SCEDT26T9BD006239. Aluminum/black leather. Odo: 989 miles. 5-sp. Leather interior excellent. Body straight and solid. Normal swirls in unpainted aluminum body. Very few signs of use. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $21,788. '81 was the first year for the gullwing, rear-engine luxtuy sports car List price new was $29,825, #188-1962 FERRARI CALIFORNIA SPYDER REPLICA. S/N 655697. Red/tan leather. Odo: 65,957 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 5-sp. Body origin unknown. Paint showing signs of use, although good from 10 feet. Interior well preserved. Stereo system. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,988. A well-made replica. The Ford 289 should move this unmolested example, considering the expenses ahead just to get it roadworthy. Wonder if we'll see a death bump with the passing of John D.? ITALIAN body has a few touch-up and scratches. Red primer paint on roof. Interior redone, but nothing special. Engine compartment okay. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. Have to wonder why? Someone went to a lot of effort/ but after the first deliveries it sold as /ow as $18,500. Stored in 1985 after the owner passed away; father now selling car Weak sales and questionable business practices doomed the car; now it's considered an automotive oddity. Price paid was about right for a low-mileage, right along, but it will still sound like a Ford. Should get a lot of attention at the country club and along restaurant row. Don't buy any gold chains or Ferrari jackets, as the guys with the real ones are definitely not going to welcome you with open arms. Of course, you could really prance around at the next Mustang show and shine. O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people" and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and 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. So relax she'll be fine. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  T,p. FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylinesam 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 June 2005  71


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA #249-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA REPLICA. S/N 1G2PF3790GP277076. Red/gray leather. Odo: 48,492 miles. 2.8-liter Pontiac Fiero V6, 2-bbl, 5-sp. Numerous paint touch-ups and chips. Not the venue to sell this type of unusual Full Classic. Should bring another $20k with the right audience. #170-1936 AUBURN REPLICA Boattail speedster. S/N AZ264443. White/red vinyl. Odo: 346 miles. 460-ci Lincoln V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built in 1978 by one of dozens of Auburn Boattail replica builders. Fiberglass body on separate frame. Quality here was better than $120k invested. Paint was done to high standards, but in a questionable color. Lots of unique touches. A/c, electric trunk. Dash bezels flamed; interior well done. Engine nicely detailed. Very nice presentation, but not that nice. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $71,000. Seller had been watching too much Barrett-Jackson coverage on TV. A glass car, regardless of how well done, just will not bring enough to make the seller whole at the amount he claimed invested. Front spoiler cracked and broken from hitting curb. Power windows. Interior worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,775. A used and abused fakeydoo that just did not look right; sold for no money, so the new owner can impress the kids in the neighborhood for a few months and not get hurt. AMERICAN #367-1932 FORD HIGH-BOY roadster. S/N 18129044. Orange/yellow flames/black leather. Odo: 3,229 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built in 2000. Wescott body. Striking paint with minimal signs of use. Tilt wheel. Lots of chrome and bolt-ons in engine compartment. #167-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL modified coupe. S/N 1 EH012468. French Pastel Vanilla/maroon crushed velour. Odo: 13,633 miles. 1975 Lincoln 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tilt wheel, cruise. Two-tone paint, minor scratches and touch-up. Body straight. Panel fit acceptable. Horrible velour interior with /I II most. Minor scuffs on paint. Vinyl interior shows minor wear. Arizona-issued title. The huge V8 will keep up with 1-10 traffic. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,500. Cost $37,500 when new. Also sold as kit. I have never been a fan of replicas but this would be the perfect Palm Springs show-off car for not a whole lot of money Bought by a well-known Northwest dealer #157-1937 FORD PICKUP street rod. S/N 183577907. White/gold white fabric. Odo: 5,512 miles. 368-ci V8, 2-sp auto. Body straight, with no signs of rot or damage. Dash cracked, but rest of interior acceptable. Unusual custom grille. Engine compartment acceptable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT cigarette burns. Air suspension, a/c, AM/FM radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,350. These are wonderful cars when restored to the way Edsel Ford built them. Shame that this one was messed with. Done properly, it would be worth a bunch more than was paid here. Hopefully the new owner will bring it back to its former glory. Nice interior. Good presentation. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $59,000. All the standard youbuild- 'em '32 High-Boy stuff Paint was well done but nothing that says that this is worth more than what was bid. Common problem: seller has a lot more into it than it's worth and does not want to bite the bullet. #364-1934 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD coupe. S/N 4100270. Maroon/gray fabric. Odo: 72,089 miles. Model 5789-A. 368-ci V12, 3-sp. Unusual body style with fold-down rear seats. Paint showing minor signs of age. Driver's door fit off at bottom. Unique period #110-1941 CHEVROLET 2-dr police car. S/N 21AC091646. Black/white/black vinyl. Odo: 57,052 miles. 216-ci 16, 3-sp. Made up as Barney Fife's Mayberry police car. Lights and radios everywhere. Numerous issues with paint. $21,000. Bought at McCormick's November 2004 auction for $18,690; after all the auction fees and other expenses the seller might have been able to make enough for a nice dinner out. The Mercury Turnpike Cruiser V8 should give more than enough power; there are worse ways to make a couple of bucks while having some fun. I thought the price was high in November #247-1937 FORD ROADSTER street rod. Lazer Blue/red leather. Glass body. Claimed MIMI Panel fit is questionable. An oddity whose time has passed. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. Is "The Andy Griffith Show" even on reruns anymore? This car has been to as many auctions as I have the past year Difference is, I at least get paid while they stand around and pay entry fees for each one. Does the term shop worn sound familiar? #214-1947 CADILLAC 60 SPECIAL radio. Engine is engineering marvel. Shown at Pebble Beach ten years ago. Claimed the last of five built. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Owner worked the crowd the entire weekend. 72  sedan. S/N 6426007. Black/gray fabric. Odo: 29,705 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older respray that is showing age. Body straight and solid with no rust evident. Spotlight pitted, along with most of other trim. Incorrect interior. Engine has had recent overhaul. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA ment not repainted. Dynaflow exhaust. Power seat. Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. Excellent presentation of a desirable car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,875. Most tend to favor the '53 Skylark but the values are now about the same. A very expensive car to restore—I doubt that the price paid here covered the bills. Put this one in the well-bought column. SOLD AT $17,850. 60S had wider doors than 62 series. A great car for comfortable touring, and accepted to most club events. It'll be in demand for friends kids' weddings, too. Price will not go much higher, but then again it won't go much lower #192-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convertible. S/N 7A10057101. Sea Mist Green/2-tone green. Odo: 715 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. #279-1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N T855H8380. Red/white/ red/white vinyl. Odo: 1,955 miles. 287-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Ps, pb; a/c and CD player added. Good chrome. Hood fit off slightly. Paint chip on trunk. Optional simulated wires. Interior nicely done. Engine clean with no leaks/streaks. #113-1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA S/N U5AW157042. Pink/white/black vinyl/ fabric. Unknown. Odo: 14,451 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Top trim level with unusual A-pillar molding. Lots of paint chips. Poor panel and door fit. Trim pitted. Continental kit missing but hardware on trunk. Lake plugs. Interior in good condition with no rips or tears. Unusual color combination. New paint with a few minor touch-ups. Chrome also done to high standards. Excellent interior. Engine compart- do you like what you see in your reflection? our work mirrors your passion for cars. call us to build the car of your dreams. A striking car finished in the right resale colors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,050. Great car for top-down desert driving. Some snowbird buyer can relive his youth in style. Needs a little work for show but why bother just enjoy. Price paid was in line with the market so no problem for either buyer or seller Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,850. A no-sale for $18k at this January's Silver Fort McDowell auction. Seller was lucky to see close to this again. New owner is going to have to spend a bunch to bring this up to snuff Lots of issues to be addressed, but a few thousand can be spent without concern. #232-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 6PFH254243. Fiesta red/ red/white. Unknown. Odo: 1,905 miles. Ecode 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Original invoice. Recent frame-off restoration to high standards. Powdercoated frame. Both tops. Engine dress- vantaaj toll fret (806) 440-0334 - local (303) 440-0334 holder, co - www.vantaajam June 2005 73


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA up kit. Nothing to fault here. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $34,650. Has all the right options. Engine compartment overrestored. Price paid was less than the cost of restoration. A perfect example of buying the best car you can find and letting someone else take the hit on the cost of restoradon. Well bought. #181-1957 BUICK SPECIAL convertible. S/N 4D6040560. Red/white/2-tone Cordaveen. Odo: 27,294 miles. 364-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Very nice presentation with only minor flaws. Paint done to high standard with only minor blemishes. Interior shows minor wear. Engine 7 Mal 7 #179-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS hardtop. S/N 41447R175910. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 96,334 miles. Turbo-Fire 409, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Great red paint with minor touch-ups. Body straight and solid. Interior in good condition. 16 - inch American Racing wheels. Engine dirty and not detailed. A strong presentation in the right color. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,050. Turbo-Fire package was a $428 option—vezy pricey in its day. spotlights. Dirty incorrect vinyl interior. Wire wheels added. The list of what's not right could go on and on. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $20,738. Car was not sold new until June '58, and then at big discount. That should have been an indication of what was in store for this poor car Somewhere, a Continental God is planning revenge on the person who did this. The price paid was over the top, considering what it will take to make this presentable. #196-1958 EDSEL PACER convertible. S/N W8VR707840. Coral/white/coral/white vinyl. Odo: 55,000 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New top. Paint showing wear. Body straight. Unique shifter in center of steering Listed as sold for well under the money. If car was born with the 409, it could almost double what was paid here. #184-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6T08C223288. Candy Apple Red/black vinyl. Odo: 37,322 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Lots of desirable options that the warranty tag does not support: Pony interior, a/c, and power top. Paint decent; trim pitted. • • clean, although carb leaks. Minor trim pitting. Aftermarket radio and speakers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,813. Only 24 miles since this one visited McCormick's Palm Springs auction last November Then a no-sale at $32k, so owner now realized what his car was worth—at least in Palm Springs. Perfect car for the area, so get in and drive. #143-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N C57A151397. Larkspur Blue/ Ivory Turquoise. Odo: 30,547 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Loaded with options including Powerglide and dual exhaust. Deluxe interior column. Interior trim pitted and seats torn. Engine compartment could stand attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,150. Only 1,876 Pacer convertibles were made in first year of Edsel. Bought by very knowledgeable dealer He liked the car better than I did, but he makes very few mistakes. I bet he fixes a few things and comes out just fine. #283-1960 CADILLAC 62 SERIES convertible. S/N 60E118939. Silver/red leather. Odo: 317 miles. 390-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed 580k spent on restoration. Paint done to high standard. Body straight with excellent panel fit. New leather interior. Engine compartment incorrectly painted. Aftermarket stereo; clock even works. Cond: 1-. SOLD in good condition with slight signs of wear. Spinner wheel covers with fender skirts. Paint in good condition. Power top. Engine clean. Not quite up to show quality. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,500. A very desirable '50s car that went for a fair price. New owner can drive asis, or spend a bit of time and money upgrading the little nits and end up ahead. #410-1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II coupe. S/N 57WA3792. White/ black/white vinyl. Odo: 96,848 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lowered with Lake plugs. Paint has blisters and cracks. Poor hood fit, dent in hood, driver's window cracked. Horrible 74  AT $57,750. Car sold for all the money, but 1 hope the new owner has a few more dollars left and can fix the engine compartment. Hard to understand why someone would spend that much money restoring a car and ignore the important details. Engine clean. A striking car finished in Resale Red. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,250. Price paid seems like all the money, considering the engine swap. There are plenty of these available, as they made almost 75,000 GTO hardtops. Buyer paid for the paint. Sports Car Market No center console. Engine compartment dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,900. It's hard to find a desirable Mustang that was born with all the options they currently wear Warranty tags can be bought, so do your homework. In this case, a decent driver at a reasonable price, but for a few thousand more, buyer could probably find a car in much better condition. #374-1966 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242176Z107014. Montero Red/tan. Odo: 66,346 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl setup from '67 GTO. Body straight. Recent respray with a few scratches and nicks. Factory a/c. Hurst shifter. Trim scratched and pitted. Red line tires.


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA coupe. SN 194376SA118226. Milano Maroon/ black vinyl. Odo: 33,851 miles. 427-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Stunning presentation with original invoice—$5,422 when new. NCRS #1 Top #176-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Red/black vinyl. Odo: 25,873 miles. 326-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Excellent paint. Body straight and solid. Trim pitted. Engine nicely detailed. Wheel covers dented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,150. Based on the same plaYbrm as the Camaro but introduced _five months later; almost 65,000 convertibles were built in the _first year so lots are still available. Price paid was not out of line, but not a bargain either The buyer can spend a few extra dollars on upgrades and not get hurt. Flight Award. A flawless high-performance Corvette. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $94,500. Owner was looking for $90k, which he did not think he would get at this venue. Car sold on the block, but the sale flipped. The backup bidder came through as the car was on its way back home to L.A., which worked out well for all involved. #186-1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD convertible. S/N 223677U132965. Regimental #258-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO CLONE coupe. SN124377L133451. Marina Blue/black vinyl. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Started life as a Sport Coupe with the correct body code for SS option. Now has fresh 427/425 and Yenko-style wheels and badges. Also has RPO Z23 interior option. Paint was paint and chrome. Decent panel fit except trunk, which could use some adjusting. Red line tires. Engine sparkles. A nice presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,700. Road Runners with Hem is bring the big bucks, and they're bringing the others up the chart with them. The price paid would have raised questions a few years ago; not now. Right price for a good car• done to high standard but showing a few signs of use. Interior excellent. Red line bias-ply tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,650. This could not be built for the amount paid, but then again do you want to spend your time at car shows explaining that your car is a fakey-do? Think not. coupe. S/N RM23H8G214412. Light green/2 tone green vinyl. Odo: 81,319 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. VIN decodes correctly. Equipped with smallest of Road Runner engines. Good #281-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER We S'eee ateamd, and /ll,ve,i.bne/11, ,f 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original, with only 30,000 gentle miles. $140,900 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 One of only 500 ever built Classic Rosso Red with black leather. $75,900 Only $757/mo. (7.25% APR. 120 mos.. OAC)' Only $1,231/mo. (7% APR, 144 mos., OAC)* OMPlt Oheat 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1952 Lancia Aurila 2000 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1955 Ford Victoria 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1963 Corvette Split-Window 1964 327 Corvette Roadster 1966 Corvette Coupe 1967 6.1.500 Shelby Mustang 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1970 Mustang convertible 1997 Ferrari 355B 2001 Camaro Intimidator S/S Earnhart Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 cam, 6 carb Ferrari 330 GTS 1971 Dodge Challenger 2004 Dodge Viper This classic muscle car is loaded and barely broken in with just 2200 miles. $76,900 Only $677/mo. (125% APR. 120 mos., °AO' "Sassy Grass Green." numbers matching 340 c.i. motor, full instrumentation package. $49,900 Only $519/mo. (7.5% APR, 96070g., NC)* 'These calculations assume 15% down and are subject to credit approval. Financing provided by Woodside Credit. fam4 C,,addie 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto Cam San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com


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Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia Bonham1 Et GOODMAN Bonhams & Goodman Fox Classic Car Collection Museum Docklands, Melbourne, Australia March 7, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale.  Tim Goodman 34 26 76% $1,892,654 Lot 41 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwina coupe, sold at $412,143 Premium: 11% (included in prices of sold lots) All prices in USS (converted from AS] .00 = USS0.79) by John Clucas market opinion in italics n Melbourne, March is the motoring month each year, as the Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Motor Show, and the Shannons Grand Prix Auction all come together over two hectic weeks. This year, March was even busier because Bonhams & Goodman ventured out of their traditional home base of Sydney to give Shannons some auction competition down South. I After a series of international auction company mergers, in September 2003 Goodmans & Co. and Bonhams signed a licensing agreement to create Bonhams & Goodman. The arrangement enables the two parties to share specialist personnel and marketing strategies. Four collectible car auctions are held in Sydney each year, and the business expects to soon have a much greater presence in New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The auction was held in Fox's private museum in Melbourne's port precinct and it offered many enthusiasts a first-time opportunity to see inside the museum. In bygone days the building was known as the Queen's Warehouse and used by the customs department. It has been restored and features The big draw for this Bonhams & Goodman auction was the inclusion of 29 cars from the vast collection of Lindsay Fox. In Australia, Fox is best known for the trucking and transport empire he built from nothing. Along the way he amassed one of the world's great collections of classic cars—building workshops and employing specialist staff to ensure the cars were restored and maintained to his satisfaction. This "Fox factor" should be taken into account when analyzing the auction results because an ex-Fox car, by reputation, is generally considered to be well cared-for and the same car sold by anyone else might not achieve as high a figure. 76  polished timber floors, huge roof spans, and wonderful windowed brickwork arches—a classic setting for the cars. The 36 lots more than filled the ground floor of the building and spilled out into an adjacent marquee. Mercedes-Benzes have always filled more places in Fox's collection than any other make, and enthusiasts have lost count of the number of 300SLs that have passed through his hands. A near-perfect 300SL Gullwing coupe sold for a higher-than-expected $412k, but a less-than-perfect Ferrari 400 Series SuperAmerica Aerodynamica barely changed hands for $340k. Not far behind the two top billers was an immaculate Fox-collection 3005L roadster—well bought for $364k. Low-mileage cars abounded and Fox's somewhat eclectic taste ensured there was something to suit everyone's pocket, including a number of fine original older cars, such as a 1955 Jaguar Mark VII selling at $6,577 and a 1956 VW Beetle for twice its estimate at $5,481. A time-warp and pristine Jag )CK 120 roadster, totally restored 16 years ago and evidently only driven the odometer-indicated 19 miles since, reached a deserved $67,521. At the end of the day, only three of the 29 Fox cars remained unsold. However, due to the Fox factor at this auction, Shannons' Melbourne Grand Prix auction, exactly a week later, might give a much better indication of the Aussie market trends.—J. C. ENGLISH #25-1930 MG M-TYPE MIDGET road- ster. S/N 1063. Eng. #1360. Tan with black fenders/black leather. RHD. Odo: 132 miles. Over-padded vinyl on a basic homemade body. Matte-brown paint on the bonnet. Nicely retrimmed interior, but non-matching instruments. Tidy engine bay, with non-original clips interior. Only 19 miles since a total restoration 15 years ago. Still wonderful. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,521. The first of the twin-cam Jaguars. Great to look at, fast, and still great to drive. A fair price paid for a very nice example, although I'd be checking brakes and other crucial mechanicals because it's hardly been driven in years. As a LHD, it would have brought considerably more money in the U.S. #9 1954 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 4 road- - - ster. S/N 3246802. Eng. #1B223174M. Dark blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 84,691 miles. Very good panels with older repaint and fittings. Good black-painted wire wheels might be period, but they add to the drabness. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,060. The sporty OHC engine and light bodywork made these fair performers despite their lack of liters. Let's face it, for a 1930s car to be desirable it must have good looks, great performance, or both. This had neither Attractive bodywork would have seen bidding to double this. 1936 BENTLEY 3.5 LITER sedan. S/N B162FB. Eng. #E5BY. Gray/dark blue leather. RI-ID. Odo: 21,139 miles. Park Ward #34 - coachwork. Excellent panel fit, considering the timber frame beneath it all. Some panel splits at windshield comers. Forgiving paint color disguised its dullness. Correct-size headlights but from the incorrect year. Older retrim still okay, except for the moth-eaten headlining. Original but grubby engine bay. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $39,852. A very good performer in its day, with fine looks as well. What you see is generally what you get with classics of this era so, all things considered, this car was well bought. 1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 671240. Eng. #W33438. Blue metallic/gray and blue leather. Odo: 19 miles. Unusually good panel fit and straightness for an XK. Scuffing on paint from soft top rubbing. Front bumper not installed straight. As-new clean #19 - showing polishing scratches only. Trunklid edge chipped. Good older rechrome. Chrome wire wheels tiring. Brake drums scratched. Older retrim beautifully clean and showing Sports Car Markel


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Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia nice patina. Well cared-for since its full restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,499. The first of the Healeys, and one of the classic '50s British sports cars. Don't expect 2 I st Century handling and steering, but do expect a lot of fun behind the wheel. Bought at right in the middle of the estimated range, and right on the money. #29-1955 BENTLEY Si sedan. S/N 3280AN. Eng. #BA140. Gunmetal and dark blue/green leather. RHD. Odo: 29,681 miles. Great panels and brilliant paintwork. Bubbles in die-cast chromework. Holes in front bumper from previous foglights. Original front seat and door trims in fine condition, but looking this buyer would have been well pleased. Much car for the money. #32-1955 JAGUAR MARK VII sedan. S/N 723633BW. Eng. #053317. Pale green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 83,378 miles. Auto. Very straight with perfect door gaps. Dull paint all over, mitigated by the forgiving color—attractive but not desirable. Bumpers straight but a little grubby. A/c fitted. Very original and clean engine bay, with some paint flaking off the firewall. Very clean undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,061. Power plus luxury in an imposing package spoilt only by its bulky tail. Considering its good condition, the pre-auction estimates could have been higher and, as a consequence, bidding could have gone further So chrome needs attention. Interior totally original, clean and well-loved. Engine bay original and clean, but tired. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,577. Quite a sporty sedan with the twin-cam engine and fine handling. Bidding would have gone much higher for a similar car in manual form in a different color but still a bargain at this price, as long as the engine's okay. #28-1967 DAIMLER DS420 limousine. S/N 4M1029. Eng. #7M10033/8. Black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 69,159 miles. 4.2-liter 16, auto. Variable door gaps and poorly fitting trunk. Original, dull and scratched paint. Chromework - -  52 DB LEMANSMICIWW: chassis #771 Just rescued from the desert needs a bit more than TLC. Significant documented history. 52 Sebring(Bonnet and Cook)13th OVA, 52 Elkhart Lake (Cook)1st in class. Bridgehampton (Cook) 1st in class. More history to come Also Available '51 Jowett Jupiter Roadster RHD One owner car, with quality professional restoration almost finished. '61 Facel Vega Facellia Cabriolet One owner, 40K km with all books and records, in splendid running and driving condition BB One Exports 78 Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  '34 AC WOO DHC With pre-selector gearbox; properly stored in dry storage for 40 years, correct, complete and in need of re-commissioning. 8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 Spats Car Market '59 COOPER FJ 152 chassis #FJI25160 BMC powered in absolutely superb condition, race or show ready; fully sorted out. tired and scratched, but straight. Seats okay. Timberwork needs a refurb. Cigarette burns in rear carpet. Saggy headliner. Original and tired engine bay. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $13,592. The last of the coachbuilt Daimlers. A very usable limousine, ideal for weddings. Despite its poor condition, this car was certain to bring more than the low estimate of $2,370, but the amount seen here, at more than five times the estimate, was shocking. The buyer must have had a big gap in his DS420 fleet. #17-1970 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 coupe. SN P1R3585. Eng. #7R400019. Red/beige leather. 1111.0"'


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Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia Odo: 98,113 miles. Auto. Wonderful panelwork and paint. Buff marks in rear bumper chrome. Minor scratches in most windows. Allnew interior. Immaculate undercarriage. One rear tire not roadworthy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,584. The 2+2 is generally thought of as less attractive and less desirable than the two-seat coupe, especially in this form, with automatic. This buyer overlooked the shortcomings, spent a lot, and got a car needing nothing. #31-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Mulliner coupe. S/N CRH 7297. Eng. #7297. Regal Red/creme leather. RHD. Odo: 16,970 miles. Excellent panelwork. Older repaint showing minor scratches from cleaning, minor paint reactions, splits, and bubbles. Rear continues to drive their values south. The trend must stop soon because they're still a great way to travel. Bought at the right price, for today #20-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE CA1VIARGUE coupe. S/N JRH21867. Eng. #21867. Brown/ olive green leather. RHD. Odo: 50,541 miles. Typically good panel fit, but paintwork seriously flawed by dullness. Deep-seated blemishes and surface scratches. Rust bubbles on windshield comers. Minor scratches on driver's window. bumper pitted. Original seats showing their age. Walnut door cappings nicely rejuvenated. Grubby engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,115. Certainly rarer; but only marginally more attractive than its/our-door Silver Shadow sister The cost of maintaining these dinosaurs Scratches on stainless steel of rear bumper. Nice patina throughout the interior. Ashtrays missing, front and rear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,214. Luxurious and one of the most expensive cars in the world when launched in 1975. Bought at the right price if everything is mechanically sound. Otherwise, despair awaits. #18-1977 JAGUAR XJ12C coupe. S/N 2G1377BW. Eng. #7P32235SA. Creme/blue cloth/leather. RHD. Odo: 9,414 miles. Perfectly straight panels. Still great paint. Scratches on rear bumper. Interior virtually unused; excellent finish to walnut trim. Engine bay very clean and well maintained, but zinc plating showing all its years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,169. Certainly more attractive than a four-door XI, and much rarer, with only 604 built in RHD with the V12. Even rarer with the quoted and quite believable low mileage. High price if this was an average XJC, but this one wasn't average. Well bought here. What does the buyer do now though? Drive it and devalue it by at least 10 cents for every mile, or put it back in mothballs? GERMAN #10-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 1249618. Eng. #1520605. Gray/dark blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 31,358 miles. New paint. Right rear window scratched by careless buffing. Original chrome. New trim; older window channels fraying. Lovely unspoilt engine bay. A very original, low-mileage car that wears a repaint and retrim only. Cond: 3+. SOLD Oftiue  glinctugh gime  Insure with J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctayloncom June 2005  79 with Yeace ctf ,Mind


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Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia because it features the turbo look without the turbo. Bought for more than double the price of an average example, but it is virtually new. #37-1989 PORSCHE 930 TURBO cab- riolet. S/N WPOZZZ93ZKS020199. Eng. #67K00678. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 19,417 miles. Faultless panelwork. Minor cleaning scratches on otherwise brilliant paint. AT $5,481. A simple cheap classic runabout. Originality was clearly more important than condition to at least one bidder, as this car fetched way more than everyone's expectations. Clearly you need to have owned one to fully appreciate them. #41-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980407500010. Eng. #1989806500321. Red/black leather. Odo: 4,804 miles. Flawless panels and paint. Extra holes in rear bumper, but straight chromework new in the engine bay. Fully restored with absolute attention to detail and no regard to expense. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $363,914. Power and a great look. The predecessor to the more valuable and arguably more desirable Gullwing coupe. Bought at well over the already-ambitious high estimate. If the price of 300SLs continues to climb, this purchase might look less spendy in a few years. #16-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. S/N 12104220025755. Eng. #12192820003736. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 84,566 miles. Less-than-perfect door fit on both sides. Older repaint with scratches beneath, some stone chips and dull in places. Bubbles Excellent rubber on wing and bumpers. Interior as new. Immaculate engine. Very well presented for sale. Cond: 1 -. SOLD AT $70,152. Fast, fun, and always more desirable and valuable than the coupe equivalent. Low miles and fine condition, so deserving of the well above average price. #35-2002  PORSCHE  BOXSTER GEMBALLA GTR-500 BITURBO convertible. SN WP0ZZZ98Z2U642320. Eng. #M982167208011. White/black and white. RHD. 6-sp. Fine panelwork with paint showing patterns from carbon fiber beneath. White elsewhere. New interior. Minor scratches in rear window. New engine bay with undercarriage to match. The beneficiary of a fanatical, noexpense-spared restoration that showed due regard for authenticity. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $412,143. Deserved this much, possibly more. #8-1958 PORSCHE 356 Speedster. S/1■1 084491. Eng. #P68556. Red/Fawn. RHD. Odo: 16,691 miles. Excellent panels and paint; some file marks beneath the gloss on right door. New glass. Staining of chrome around the tailpipes. on trwildid. New trim but door pockets filthy. Nasty holes provided for speakers in the rear. Rechrome required. Matte-black paint applied liberally in engine bay to disguise age and lack of attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,076. For those who couldn 't afford a mighty 300SL but could afford the lookalike (sort of). Priced about right, but some heavy spending will be required to bring it up to show-worthy condition. #30-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WPOZZZ91ZK5151747. Eng. #64K05433. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,508 kilometers. Faultless exterior. Minor access/egress marks on driver's seat edge. Flawless wheels. Very clean undercarriage. Books and tools mirrors mismatched to the exterior's white paint. As-new interior needed detailing. Fine ultra-low-profile tires-235/35 up front and 315/35 on rear—on 19-inch wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $113,997. A Porsche Boxster on steroids: twin turbos, 480 hp, 442 lb-ft of torque, and 0-62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Hard to put a true value on this rocket with unknown mileage, but it sold today through a finance company for dramatically less than its price new ITALIAN #11-1972  Pristine new interior. Nice engine, but not fresh. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $105,228. The 356 is a perennial favorite, and this is the most valuable of the variants with four-digit production numbers. A very fine example that fetched a justifiably good price. #12-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210002461. Eng. #19898010002510. White/red leather. Odo: 46,258 miles. Beautiful panelwork. Very minor pitting in paintwork. Non-period aerial fitted. New interior needed a detailed clean. Everything 80  included. Hardly driven in 15 years, well cherished all the way and well presented for sale. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $85,936. Mechanically no different from thousands of other 911s, but by far the prettiest of the 911 cabriolets and relatively rare. Quite desirable to some simply Sports Car Market FERRARI  DAYTONA 365GTB/4 berlinefta. S/N 14881. Eng. #251.


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Bonhams & Goodman Melbourne, Australia Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 62,780 miles. Ps, a/c. Door gaps variable. Paint shows orange peel and minor stone chips. Rear bumpers refurbished but ripply. Excellent interior only spoilt by water stains on dash top and scratched sill plates. Windscreen scratched. Clean engine looks well maintained. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $150,827. Featuring the quad-cam engine, this model further enhanced Ferrari's 1970s reputation for super performance. A fair price for a better-than-fair machine. #38-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFAA17C00067167. Eng. #F113B00071. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,167 miles. Excellent panels. Very good paint with minor polishing scratches on hood and tail. Probably original ripples in composite front its time, but it's bulky, wide, and out of style. However the low mileage was a draw, and the hammer price was way beyond expectations. Drive it and slash its value or put it in a museum? Bet on the latter AUSTRALIAN #23-1970 HOLDEN MONARO coupe. S/N 807377TJ175622. Eng. #1865206404. White/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 314 miles. 186ci 16, 4-sp. Original paint dulling; resprayed on right rear, overspray on window rubber. Door pristine, but probably the lowest-mileage Monaro on the planet. AMERICAN #26-1913 CADILLAC MODEL 30 road- ster. S/N 96616. Eng. #96616. Burgundy with black wings/black leather. RHD. Odo: 311 miles. Fine panels. Older repaint showing some orange peel, settling and pitting. Dicky seat lid bumper. Minor scrape on rear right wheel rim. Interior hardly used and still excellent for its age. Ferrari luggage included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $129,036. Not the fastest Ferrari of the '80s. The Testarossa was a poster car of Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! handles pitted, bumpers needed new chrome, loose trim on trunklid. Immaculate interior with unfortunate baby-poo color seats. Engine bay very original and clean. Original 1971 registration tag still attached. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,184. A very successful Aussie road-racer in its day, if in V8 form. The sale price almost doubled the low estimate. It's difficult to put a value on this one—only a six and no longer color mismatch. Good nickel everywhere, but needing a decent polish. Older restoration in the engine bay. Rusty water spatters around the front. Includes certificate of authenticity. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $11,060. Well made and symbolic of prosperity in its day. Preauction estimates of $55k–$75k were obviously high. Regardless of that, there was very little buyer interest for the Caddy this day.• www.reoriginals.com phone: 713-849-2400 Just Found in Italy Pirelli Cinturato CN36 Tires 185170 VR 15 - • 'Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 WWw. exoticcartransport.com Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles :door Storage Avallabf a June 2005  Only 220 available, call now to put your name on the list for May 2005 delivery. » Porsche 911 » Ferrari Lusso 81


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PM Auctions Boca Raton, FL RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Collector Car Auction Boca Raton, FL February 11-13,2005 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Brent Earlywine, Paul Behr 387 262 68% Lot SP22, 1967 AC Cobra 427 roadster, nt ckqk nnn .1111l/  , Premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) S11,256,912 S53 5 000 by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics n a very pleasant way, the RM Boca Raton auction is the anti-Scottsdale. The Arizona event is a high-strung lifestyle affair where it's important to see and be seen, and the crowds can be overwhelming; but the Boca sale is all about the cars, and the ease of simply getting in and out of the event each day. You won't find the showy SharPeis with jeweled collars, and the precious few guests who wear "look-at-me" designer outfits really stand out, for the emphasis is purely automotive. The impressive totals tell the story: 262 out of 387 cars on offer were sold, a 68% sales rate, bringing in a total of nearly $11.3m, an almost $3m increase from last year's results. I The Boca sale is a classic auction venue. One large tent is divided so that one-third is used for auctioning; the other two-thirds of the tent is for the "special" cars that need to be indoors; and the surrounding perhaps two acres is laid out with all the other cars to be auctioned. Parking is never more than a five-minute walk away, and the location is close enough to many large metropolitan areas so finding a hotel room or good dinner reservations is never a concern. For those who might think of the auction as a secondary diversion, I'm told that there is plenty of shopping, and—for the brave--beachgoing nearby. The weather held few surprises; both Saturday and Sunday were warm and sunny. The big news, as the top sale, was a very low mileage, well-documented, 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 that went to a seasoned collector for $535k. The next-highest sale was a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing that changed garages for $294k. A 1959 Pontiac Bonneville convertible with Tr-Power, a/c, and power everything sold for $88,275 and was one of the most talked-about American cars of the '50s I've recently seen. Muscle car fans had plenty to look at as well. A 1970 Plymouth Superbird with the standard 4-bbl carb brought home a very nice $110k (that soft thumping sound you hear in the background is Editor Martin banging his head against the wall as he recalls trading his similar 'Bird for two Alfa Montreals way back when). Among the 30-plus Mustangs on offer was a "His" and "Hers" pair of 1965 convertibles in matching livery—"Hers" earned $27,820, while "His" brought $36,915. And for those of us with a more modest checking account, an almost-new 1988 Panther Kallista roadster found a new home for a reasonable $11,342. smiles and a few open jaws when it sold for $29,960—close to 600,000 nickel popsides. Something for everyone is a pretty good formula for any kind of business. With the combination of a great variety of cars, an easy-to-get-to venue, and the warm Florida sun, RM Boca Raton looks like a long-term winner. I've already put it on my calendar for 2006 and suggest you think about doing the same.—D.K. ENGLISH #SP116-1952 MG-TD roadster. S/N TD13808. Tangerine/black vinyl. Odo: 10,076 miles. 1200-cc. Overly enthusiastic car card proclaims car absolutely original. Fair quality repaint is not good enough for my tastes. Most brightwork is decent. Description raves about the leather; unless they are making cows with cloth backs, it's vinyl and easy to see with the price, even with all the problems noted and then some. Well done. 1953 JAGUAR XK 120 DHC. S/N 677294. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 5,544 miles. Decent paint over bad gaps, fit is a real problem. Weak brightwork. Good quality top is showing age. Nice leather has some patina; ill-fitting carpets. Wood has been #SP72 - redone—not bad but not for the picky. An older restoration in need of lots of love. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. Unlovely and unlikable. I didn't think too highly of the quality of whatever restoration work was done on this example. The high bid should have been plenty. Short of a complete re-restoration, this is all this car will be worth for quite some time. 1960 MORRIS MINOR delivery van. S/N 0EB496590. Gray/brown vinyl. Odo: 16,341 miles. Good paint, some cracking in places. Good gaskets, some need help. Very little chrome but most is good. Interior is good; #NR100 - multi-colored but well-fitted. Underhood is tidy but not detailed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,515. It appears the last owner used this to advertise his business. I hope the new owner has a similar way to write it off A little bit more money than I would have expected. $12k would have been my limit. Donnie Gould, RM's Florida representative, has proven once again that he knows where the cars are hidden and how to bring the buyers out to find them. I doubt if anyone felt that any of the vehicles were a waste of time—there was enough variety and quality to satisfy most every buyer's taste. Muscle cars were interspersed with classics, sports cars, and American Iron. Even Donnie's outlandish vehicle for this year, a 1956 Cushman ice cream cart, brought plenty of 82  #NR86-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY BJ7 roadster. S/N 4BJ7L22747. Healey Blue/white coves/blue vinyl. Odo: 73,152 miles. Excellent paint, excellent panel fit, very good chrome. Clean interior shows no wear to seats; carpet could be better fitted, shows light wear. Wood steering wheel. Gauge faces are clean and 2-1/2" of stitching missing. Interior (other than vinyl seats) is good with decent wood. Perfect starter classic. Now, about that color... Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,500. Keeping in mind that MG-TD ownership is supposed to be all about fun, this is a car that no one should deprive themselves of driving for a summer, parking it outside with the top down and taking it for an occasional jaunt to the beach. I'd have to declare this an absolutely market-correct Sports Car Market


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IMAGES The ex-8111 Sera Jr 1928 Bugattt Type 43A Chassis no 43292 Estimate: $700,000-900,000 (image on left) 1927 Bugatti Type 44 Chassis no 441141 Estimate $180,000-240,000 (image on right) Viewing 15 18 August 2005 - Consignment Deadline 15 June 2005 Auction 18 August 2005 Enquiries Mark Donaldson Tel +1 310 385 2698 Vanessa Hill Tel +1 830 775 4042 Gordon McCall Tel +1 831 372 9311 Christopher Sanger Tel: +1 212 636 2277 christies.com Catalogues + 1 800 395 6300 Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California 93940 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE MONTEREY JET CENTER Thursday, 18 August 2005 CHRISTIE'S SINCE 1766 IMMO


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RM Auctions Boca Raton, FL crisp. Underhood is done to show standards. Very attractive car with good colors and well done. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,780. Full retail plus. However; /I were spending this kind of money I would want a later car The AustinHealey market is down a bit from where it was just two years ago. Perhaps this signals some good news if you've been waiting to buy one. #SP18-1965  SUNBEAM  TIGER PROTOTYPE convertible. S/N B9109464. Deep Red/black vinyl. Odo: 19,385 miles. 260-ci V8, Ford 2-sp auto; said to be original powertrain. Vendor states this was Tiger Prototype #1, commissioned by Ian Garrad and built by Ken Miles to test the Ford V8-powered Alpine/Tiger concept. Show-quality paint and chrome, excellent fit and finish. Interior is easily nicer than new, no flaws found. Claimed $100,000 nut-and-bolt restoration, and looks it. Must be among the top restored Sunbeams in the world. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,825. The auction company says that it is well vetted as a prototype; I'll take their word for it. As one of the nicest if not the nicest Alpine/Tiger cars in the world, and a prototype, I don't disagree with the final bid. However I don 't think that this means the next-nicest example is worth this much. #NR25-1965 AC COBRA 4000 SERIES S/C roadster. S/N CSX4066. Silver/black leather. Odo: 584 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp. Fiberglass body. Very good paint appears to be totally original, shows well excepting roll bar area, where paint has chipped. Excellent the car in September 1968 from the original owner. Claimed original miles. Excellent paint. No compressions are noted on aluminum skin. Good chrome. Some light scratches noted, but still quite acceptable. Windshield-to-body rubber gasket is yellowing. Interior looks to be original; seats show good age patina, very good carpets, excellent original gauges. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $535,000. S/N 3299 was the last car built with the 428 engine, S/N 3300 through 3360 went back to the 427. Original cost new was $6,145, plus shipping. As an unmolested Cobra—never an S/C, never raced or ratted—it should be worth near the top of the heap. The 428 hurts a little; however not as much as it once did. The new owner promised me an adult beverage i /I did not write that he was foolish. No problems there; this is an excellent longterm investment, but it is currently priced at the top of the market. #SP02-1988 PANTHER KALLISTA convertible. S/N SA9KA21A6JB005152. Creme/black cloth/vinyl. Odo: 1,833 miles. 2.3-liter 14, 5-sp. Vendor claims original miles. Factory paint shows lots offlaws, plenty ofmarks showing from fiberglass bodywork. Very good brightwork, excellent top. Interior shows only first year for airbags in the Turbo R. Very high retail. Because of the nice presentation and the low miles, the seller was able to achieve a price perhaps $5k above what I might have expected. GERMAN #NR26-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980405500289. Mercedes Silver/black leather. Odo: 9,525 kilometers. Looks very much like a 10-year-old restoration with some miles since. Very good paint, no dings or dents noted. Chrome remains very good. Excellent glass surrounded by good gaskets. Interior is done to a correct style. Very good patina—no excessive wear noted. Excellent steering wheel, correct dash. Overall, has the look of perhaps a 4-year-old wellcared-for car—a good look. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $294,250. Straddling the line between a good buy and just a touch too much, let's call this a decent retail sale. It's worth a bit more in euros, so the new owner has an out with a built-in profit, should he find a European buyer sometime soon. Cullwings have traditionally been gold-plated investments, so hanging on for the long term is a good strategy as well. chrome. Interior looks as new, as it should with these low miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,925. The 4000 Series cars were made by Shelby as a component car; not to be confused with the 3000 Series completion cars. This one sold at exactly the price 1 expected to see. Despite the ugly roll bar arrangement, there is some potential for collectibility here. #SP22-1967 AC COBRA 427 roadster. S/N CSX3299. Guardsman Blue/black leather. Odo: 5,404 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-sp. Documented two-owner car. Seller bought 84  light wear to driver's seat, wood caps on the doors remain excellent. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,342. Rather rare Korean-British roadster; assembled in Britain, with American Mustang engine. Not that I'm likely to run out and buy one, but for the money paid the new owner got a very usable Sunday driver with almost no miles from new, at half the price of anything else remotely distinctive. Well done. #SP109-1990 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZRO3D2LCX32762. Light Oyster/Mushroom, red piping. Odo: 19,337 miles. No evidence of any body or paint work to the unusual, possibly special-order, champagne color. Very good brightwork. Light wear to driver's seat, good wood, carpets and overcarpets. Chromed mag wheels with factory issue Avon tires. Very nicely presented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,800. 1990 was the #402-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 limousine. S/N 000121200088. Dark blue/ blue leather. Odo: 81,425 miles. SWB version. Good paint, well applied but now showing a few scratches and stress cracks. Passenger rear door has been opened too far; compression dents now present, will be tough to fix. Good chrome; driver's side rear wheel arch has a dent. Original leather has some wear, shows as patina. Good redone wood. A nice example, for a change, but still just driver condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,260. I'll admit that Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions' Boca Raton, FL I've been busting on 600s for a long time as bad old cars that can keep a millionaire broke and his mechanic in the clover But I'd have to call this one a decent buy as it appears to have been well maintained and, unusually, the airbag suspension did not appear to be leaking throughout the weekend. #NR55-1970 PORSCHE 911T cabriolet. S/N 9110112528. Dark blue/white leather. Odo: 62,857 miles. Customized conversion is what the car card reads. Scary Porsche is what it says to me. Older repaint is mostly lifeless; Armor All-smothered trim is not much better. fact, you might limit your gasoline purchases to $10 at a time to keep your liability low. Not much use except for putting the top down and enjoying whatever open-air motoring this car has left in it. ITALIAN #416-1971 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES II coupe. S/N 8029. Eng. #40372. Black/black leather. Odo: 55,472 kilometers. Early production Series II Espada, appears to be a color change from the original medium green hue. Paint is well applied but not exceptional. Very good chrome, good glass (and +.4 / Convertible top is poorly fitted; good quality but not without wear. Dry leather is cracked and broken in places. Better forgotten than bought, this one could keep you broke for years. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $12,305. Suppose you bought it, now what? I don't think it would be wise to invest more than one tankful of gas at a time in this beast. Perhaps, as a matter of there is lots of it). Good leather, decent wood to the dash. Interior follows through on the overall theme—not worn out but far from fresh. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,600. There is a lot of interest out there right now in older Lamborghinis. I'm surprised this car didn't find a new home. It's not worth any more than light repairs. Chrome is decent. Rubber gaskets range from fair to bad; looks like silicone sealer is holding in the passenger vent window, window felts are poor. Interior has good mouse fur to the dash, seats are done to a (possibly incorrect) style more familiar to earlier 206 Dinos. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $67,000. Also Lot 462, a no sale at $69k. High bid represented a very good retail figure for this car It surprising the vendor chose to take this one back home. I don't imagine finding another buyer for significantly more any time soon. #NR90-1983 FERRARI 400i coupe. S/N 43665. Dark silver/tan leather. Odo: 41,765 A New Source for Classic and Vintage Race Cars The Gallery at VIR is now open v1/ 2 Tie - 1711R the bid in this condition. However, I expect to see a little upward movement in prices soon. #634-1972 FERRARI DINO 246 GTS targa. S/N 03866. White/black leather. Odo: 54,011 miles. Not the happiest of Dinos. Front end at grillework appears to be twisted, needs some further rhinoplasty (dinoplasty?) to be right again. Paintwork is just okay, targa top is painted gloss-black. A few scratches and 1970 BMW 630 5 spd , AC , Recaro int. ; silver w/ black interior ; excellent condition $11,000.00 1973 Jaguar 4 speed , AC, white w/ navy interior; original unrestored; 61,000 miles $38,500.00 1959 Porsche race car Fresh rebuild ; excellent condition $49,500.00 4% /imeio'cfroterroiReAaer UPCOMING EVENTS Visit www.virclulicom for a complete event calendar and information June 9 1981 Porsche 934 3.3 It r. 500+ HP race ready very fast $35,000.00 1999 BMW powered Picchio 3.2 Itr. euro M3 engine ex. $35,000.00 Conveniently located in Virginia at Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pinetree Road, Alton, VA 24520 336 210-5508 www.virgallery.com June 2005 85 Italian Festival Car Show June 11 Collector Car Auction June 10 - 12 Gold Cup Historic Race


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RM Auctions Boca Raton, FL vendor states this was a factory show car, thus the special paint treatment. Jalpas are known for drivability; they can actually be used in traffic or for long jaunts. I'll mark this one as a good buy because of the very low mileage as well as the overall good condition. AMERICAN miles. 5-sp. Very good paint, cracks in the usual places around the hood, chrome is good as well. Normal fade to front turn signal lenses; all glass appears very good. Expensive metricsize TRX Michelins appear good. Front seat leather has fresh redye. Very good console and excellent dash where the stitching normally pulls out. A good example throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,293. The 5 - #NR32-1953  BUICK SKYLARK convertible. S/N 17016740. Red/red/white leather. Odo: 55,726 miles. V8, auto. Older restoration. Paint very well applied. Some gap issues should have been sorted out earlier; some buff-through. Dents abound on the driver's door, can be found in other areas as well. Gaskets are mostly good, but show some age. Good soft speed always brings a premium over the automatic. This was no exception. As a family Ferrari with room for four, the 400i continues to suffer in the marketplace. Its now-unpopular squared-off styling doesn't help either But owning a real 12-cylinder Ferrari for under $25k represents my kind offamily values. #SP67-1986 LAMBORGHINI JALPA coupe. S/N ZA9J00000CLA12296. White/red leather. Odo: 5,390 kilometers. Totally white, dipped-look exterior includes even badging. Good mags show no evidence of road rash. top is now stained, okay for a driver-quality car, but just barely. Decent wire wheels show mismatched lug nuts, with at least one missing. Interior has some stains but will clean up nicely. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $56,175. I hope the new owner notices the missing lugnut on the right front wheel before he goes driving this car anywhere. Good examples can easily bring into the $80k-$90k range. I would have held out and spent $30k extra to buy a nicer one. But i f you were on a budget and wanted a '53 Skylark, you could have done much worse. Underhood is fully detailed, appears clean but not overdone. Some wear to seats, interior shows well with a good dash and carpets. Overall quite nice. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,565. The #NR53-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536283214. Red/red/white leather. Odo: 42,804 miles. V8, auto. Claimed frame-off restoration. Excellent show-quality professional paintwork, now with a few chips. Excellent chrome. Lots of problems found with the finish level of this otherwise high-quality job. Ill-fitting and loose rubber gaskets, pulling away in a few places. Very good top has some very light fit issues, will be an easy fix. Nicely fitted leather with new carpets. My guess is that it will take as much as $10k to retrofit this car to a #1- condition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $120,375. Many more dollars achieved here than I would have ever guessed. The '53s have quite a following, and there is no denying that this car looks great in red. That said, I would have stopped bidding well before the six-figure mark. #NR43-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S003488. White/red vinyl. Odo: 61,508 miles. Auto. Older restoration, paintwork is to a very good quality, some light wear and scratches noted. Excellent brightwork still looks close to show quality. Usual gap issues as found on early Corvettes. )Po'cb MATj Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed. • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 800-461-3533 www.cocomats.com Very nice interior, good seats, dash is nice, very good carpets. Not nice but no worries. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,710. This one sold right in the expected range for an example of this quality. With very few options available, and most cars in the same Polo White color, the 1954 Corvette market seems to be easy to track. Freshly restored examples bring more, but not a huge premium. #5P41-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA43565L. Blue/blue on white vinyl. Odo: 89,915 miles. V8, auto. Fresh restoration. Paint is to a very good quality, good alignment of gaps in hood, trunk, and doors. Underhood is well finished, not quite to show quality but with a good look. Brightwork ranges across the board. Excellent bumpers directly below grillework need straightening. Some divots at wind wings. Some gaskets are weak or worse, some with actual tar paint where wind and water will leak in. Wiper scratches to windshield. Well-fitted interior is a mix of new and old. Vinyl seats. Steering wheel has light cracks; shift knob does not color-match. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,500. All the money here plus a little bit more. This reminded me Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Boca Raton, FL of a cheater restoration. Some of the stuff that would have been harder to fix or find was ignored or fudged. It looked nicer than it was, in my opinion. #NR22-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 07FH363688. Silver/red vinyl. Odo: 1,147 miles. 312-ci V8, auto. Paint is well applied but in a color with no pop to it. Now has some chips. Chrome is mostly very good, some light scratching and discoloration is of concern. Gaskets are starting to show age wear. Wire wheels remain good, will clean up better. Very clean interior, great seats. Ps, pb, power windows, Town and Country radio. Two tops. Older restoration, perhaps 25 years, with some tired aspects that could be refreshed with some work. Just a driver now; but it's the way you want to buy them. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,500. I was surprised when this car exceeded the $35k-$45k estimate that I thought it would likely sell for Better examples, in better colors, can be had for the high bid achieved here. I don't believe this portends a strengthening of the two-seater Thunderbird market; I think there were just two bidders who wanted to bag this one. #NR29-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ convertible. S/N 58N029967. Cotillion White/silver leather. Odo: 78,217 miles. Three carbs, auto. A/c, ps, pb, power windows and power top. Very good repaint. Good marks. Gaskets are generally good. Window felts are weak all over. First signs of delamination are starting to appear on the vent windows. Interior shows some wear—possible redye work, but hard to tell on silver leather. Carpets need a light cleaning, look and remain very good, however. Leather is well fitted and looks correct. Good dash shows no cracks. Very light separation to steering wheel. Some interior chrome has light pitting and needs attention. Sabre wheels. One back-up light bulb is out. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $97,370. Outside of the fitll-zoot 1959 Eldorado Biarritz convertible, this is arguably the coolest Cadillac from an era when Caddy built many of the coolest cars. Very hard to find in almost any condition. A full retail price was achieved here. #NR15-1959 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 859C5753. Red/silver, red/ white leather. Odo: 225 miles. Tri-Power, auto. Factory a/c, ps, pb, power windows, antenna, gaps, fit and finish, and panels. Some scratches found on the paint, none large. Parade boot has some fit problems and lots of scratches. Most brightwork is to a show quality. Some scratches found, one chrome spear has grinder 65 + Cars In Inventory Web: Vin tagemo to rssa rasota .c om 1958 Chevrolet Corvette White/ Red Interior, Silver Coves, 4 Speed $49,500 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Black / Crème, 30K miles! 30K service, books etc $52,500 1962 Ford Thunderbird Roadster Red/ Black w/ White Top, Factory AC, Original Chrome Wire Wheels $41,500 8PIR 1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC Olde English White/Red Int.,Exc Paint&Chrome, 4spd.Overdrive, Recently Serviced 842.500 1959 MG A 1500 Roadster Black/ Red Leather, Freshly Restored, Chrome Wire Wheels $26,500 June 2005 XKSS DBR2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Short Nose 0-Type C T pe Lightweight E-Type X113 Lister Costin 87 Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. and top. Wonderbar radio, bucket seats, light group. Excellent paint, only one or two light scratches found that will easily buff out. Chrome OF SARASOTA, INC VINTAGE MOTORS ' EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF =;4"■ • 4' I' FM STAR, F Long A DAILY Ei M 0 T OR S Vinia e 5500 N. Tarniami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com


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RM Auctions Boca Raton, FL ranges from excellent to fair. Lots of scratches found on some of the trim pieces. Fit issues to driver's door window. Needs what could be hours of refitting. Excellent BF Goodrich wide whitewall tires. Glass problems include delamination at the base of the windshield, also to the rear of the vent windows. Underneath the car is spotless and as new. Original-style interior is an explosion of color—very professionally done. Leather is also well done. Some color loss to driver's seat piping. Original flockedstyle carpet is excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,275. / have never seen a Pontiac from this era with so many options. Before investing the big bucks, let's check with Pontiac Historical and see what options this car was built with. In absence of the ability to check while at the auction, this was a beautifully presented car that had it all. The price paid was plenty, original or not, I still want it. One cool Pontiac, real or Memorex. #SP69-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 21867F296530. Aqua/black vinyl. Odo: 51,839 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-sp. Pb, power top. Fender skirts, dual rear antennas, passenger-side rear mirror, console. Good panel fit, very good quality paintwork shows only a few forgivable flaws. Brightwork is all correct but add no pop to the package. Good glass, one scratch found in passenger-side window. Very good and original-style interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $125,190. ft 's all about the 360-hp, Fl Z06 option here. I don't disagree that these cars are capable of the $125k mark I was surprised, however, that this car achieved it in this condition. #430-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S118494. Marlboro Maroon/maroon vinyl. Odo: 34,492 miles. 327ci V8, auto. Factory a/c, 2 tops, power windows, teak steering wheel, knock-off wheels. Decent paint, brightwork is dull in places, pitted in others, soft top is older and worn, dirty in places. #SP27-1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 KR fastback. S/N 8T0R21019503579. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 31,607 miles. Interior is complete with dirty seatbelts, cracked dash, good seats and carpets. Not the most inspiring of presentations, good almost everywhere but great nowhere. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,220. A very desirable combination of options, but I think this generous result surprised a lot of 'Vette fans. An automatic car is supposed to be worth less than a 4-speed. Pointing to the recent Scottsdale muscle-car sales as evidence, I'd say the equation is changing. Market correct. #NR96-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE to a good quality; most is excellent. Good glass and gaskets. Vinyl top is good; some wrinkles that should not be there, incorrect full-length window. Interior is sharp. Good seats, excellent console, and dash. Generally shows well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,895. Perhaps a tad pricey, but I'll give the buyer a pass. This car has great colors and could easily be made nicer with a very small dollar investment. #5P20-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 coupe. S/N 30837S110255. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 68,628 miles. 327-ci V8, Fl, 4sp. Knock-off wheels, side exhaust, power windows, AM/FM. Good paint has some prep flaws, could have used some better buffing at some point. Brightwork is totally uninspiring, front and rear bumpers are wavy and scratched stainless steel trim needs a full polish. BF Goodrich Silvertown blackwalls are period- 88  well, needs trimming before it will close. Good chrome, both side windows are scratched, good interior. Driver's vent window crank now in the passenger seat. Needs many repairs, but all minor issues. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $80,785. It's all about the options and colors here. With a little bit—perhaps 40 hours—of attention to the details here, this car will shine. It looks as if the restoration was completed on a hurry-up basis. However, the vendor did not steer financially from the quickie job. Full retail, but there's plenty of room left when this gets sorted out. coupe. S/N 194377S108413. Red/white vinyl. Odor 49,519 miles. 427-ci V8, Tri-Power, 4-sp. Claimed matching numbers. Power windows, ps, factory AM/FM, factory a/c. Very nice paint is impaired on the front of the driver's door by a gasket that turned itself inside out, now hanging loose and marring the paint. Gasket fit is an issue on passenger vent window as One-family ownership. Miles claimed original. Ps, pb, remote mirror, AM radio. Includes build sheet and Marti reports. Very good paint shows some light flaws, overall quite good. Excellent chrome excepting passenger side window surround. Some scarring present. Very nice original interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $144,450. Much bigger money than I would have expected. A very nice presentation, great colors, and a 4-speed certainly help. Low mileage claim seems possible here. Maybe it's just a case of buying it too soon as opposed to paying too much; time will tell. #NR20-1969 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE coupe. S/N 242379R141859. Carousel Red (orange)/white vinyl. 400-ci V8, 4-sp. Aboveaverage paint. Gap between windshield chrome surround and the body is big enough to fit two or three credit cards in, a tool that will come in handy should you try to get it fixed. Some dings in brightwork; rear passenger glass is scratched. Interior looks original and correct. Good but not great all over. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,125. The sales brochure says that it came with PhrS documentation and that it's an original 4-speed Judge. Price seems correct in today's superheated muscle car market, perhaps even reasonable. #SP15-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z159812. Wimbledon White/black vinyl. Odor 25,158 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-sp. Kar Kraft number 1335. Complete with lots of documentation. Usual lousy fit to Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Boca Raton, FL panels. Good paint and decent, but not showquality chrome. Good glass, very good gaskets. Interior is quite original in appearance, tidy throughout, with good seats and dash. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $146,590. Market correct. No one has to drink the grape Kool-Aid to buy into this cult; Boss 429 Mustangs carry two serial numbers and have plenty of research and documentation surrounding them. As with all excited and vibrant markets, expect to see more of these cars appearing at an auction near you. #NR21-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR 'CUDA coupe. SIN BS23J0B298717. Flat black/orange/black vinyl. Odo: 60,220 miles. 4-sp. Vendor claims numbers matching enginetransmission-rear end combo and documented ownership history. Rally Pack gauges. Claimed rotisserie restoration, done well with good gaps, very good paintwork excepting obvious overspray. Some older gaskets are cracking. Interior is fitted well and original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $64,200. Another case where the sale price achieved is approximately twice what the price guides say No surprises in this marketplace. AAR 'Cudas are not easy to find for sale anywhere, including auctions. Although this price didn't shock, it did surprise. #NR19-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD coupe. S/N RM23V0A167098. B5 Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 28,860 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Mismatch to driver's side fender, paintwork quality overall is good. Well fitted vinyl top, good brightwork except poor quality of chrome on the rear bumper. Interior shows very well, the bench seat and silly upright shifter combination is pure 1970s fun. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $109,675. As the price of these winged warriors continues to ride the escalator to the top floor, a 4-bbl car achieving the price of a Six Detailed Restoration of British & Select European utomobiles and ace Cars ember BRITISH M9Tc1R TR  AY,Y,11 elb Y NI° otors urrey 'Motors•rts www.surreymotorsports.com 1990 S. 11th1 'Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 800-472-4440 June 2005  89 More  for less. good to excellent. Goodyear Polyglas GT tires look new. Interior is all good. Wood trim to console and door. Panels look very good, seats are excellent, very good dash. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,790. Color was listed on the car card as Gulf Stream Aqua. Looked like Acapulco Blue to me. One-owner status seems to check out in SAAC History. I'd have to rate this one a very good buy because of its known provenance and very good condition.• Pack car shouldn't leave us all guessing. With continuously rising values, more and more of these cars hit the market. At some point will the music stop and someone not be able to find a chair? #NR17-1970 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 convertible. S/N 0F05M481206/1206. Acapulco Blue/black. Odo: 76,867 miles. Auto. Seller states one owner from new. Excellent paint over well-prepped body. No door or hood gap problems worth noting. Chrome is all very No other parts site bolts on more power.


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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV MidAmerica Auctions MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Tropicana Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, NV January 13-15, 2005 Auctioneers: ....Gary Ordish, Paul Behr, Dan Wall, Dan Schornow Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate.  Sales total:  9,922,967 High sole: „Lot 460, 1915 Harley-Davidson Twin Daytona racer, sold at $54,060 Premium: (included in prices of sold lots): 6% 409 391 960/0 a largely undesirable oddity—and a marketing and financial disaster for Suzuki in that era—saw a bargain $2,809. and even including all the original paperwork, failed to sell for a generous $24,000 bid. There continues to be interest burgeoning in performance-model Japanese bikes from the '60s and '70s, as prices are creeping up but still remain in bargain territory. A betterthan-new-restored example of the brutish, six-cylinder 1979 Honda CBX found a strong $9,270, while a very nice 97-point-restored '78 Kawasaki Z1-R muscle bike brought $10,112 and a restored and attractive 305-cc '65 Honda CL77 Scrambler sold for $6,296. A rotary-powered 1975 Suzuki RE5, still MidAmerica continues to run three vintage motorcycle friendly auctions per year—the big Las Vegas event in the winter, St. Paul in the spring, and Texas in the fall—and it's also this year hosting several classic-car auctions in Minneapolis. With the favorable exchange rate, combined with a growing American interest in collector bikes, we see no reason why MidAmerica won't continue to grow its business, too.—T.Y. by Tom Young idAmerica Auctions holds its annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction right on the Strip, at the Tropicana, so it's a no-brainer for those who want to bring friends or family and salivate over bikes without feeling neglectful of the rest of the gang. This 14th sale's $3.92m total bested last year's results by nearly 15%, thanks to plenty of bidders present at the Tropicana and several telephone bidders who joined the fray—many of whom were foreign bidders taking advantage of the favorable exchange rates. Post-sale, MidAmerica boasted that over 20 of the foreign machines were returned to their Japan or U.K. "homelands." The well-attended auction saw strong prices for most of the desirable collectorinterest bikes, while mostly used-up rides didn't see much more than they would have anywhere else—all indicating that the bidders were a savvy and knowledgeable bunch. Nearly a dozen old Indians crossed the M Additional commentary by Bill Neill Market opinions in italics ENGLISH #368 - 1937 BROUGH SUPERIOR SS80 motorcycle. 1,000-cc V-twin Matchless engine. Fresh restoration with fresh dent in tank. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,753. Lawrence of Arabia—who was killed in 1935 while riding a Brough—made this marque famous, and of prolonged sitting. Good ricer with no worries for rock dings and stray shopping carts. Boring and bland. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,155. Correctly priced, reflecting the lowgrade restoration. #331-1959 TRIUMPH T110 motorcycle. White and black. Odo: 33,794 miles. Matching numbers. 1-3/4" exhaust looks tough under the chrome six-pack rack on the tank. Many consider these the purest Bonnie ever made. Superb example, and the pinnacle of pre-unit Bonnies. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $11,353. The 110 model number was supposed to indicate the top speed. Both buyer and seller should be proud. Three bidders charged all the way up to a very strong finish. Well above market value, but worth it. #140-1966 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE TT SPECIAL motorcycle. SiN1 4231 650-cc twin. Recent ground-up restoration, including the engine, with receipts and letter of authenticity from England. Matching numbers. I block, and a couple found particularly impressive money. A 2-1/4-hp 1906 Camelback without question took the most money per horsepower, as it sold at a high $40,450, while a 1936 Chief—long thought of by some as the classic big American bike—in good but not perfect condition saw strong bidding up to $23,877. As always, Harley activity was strong among both buyers and sellers. A very desirable, original Knucklehead from '47, the last year before the Panhead, was presented with no reserve and found $22,970, while a boxytank 1924 J with a replacement 1926 engine saw a surprisingly high $28,090 sale price. A 1962 Duo-Glide FLH, one-owner, all original, 90 Sports Car Market this model is the penultimate addition to any collection. An SS100 model would be even more desirable. A good price for the seller, but with one more bidder interested it could easily have gone higher #336-1953 PANTHER 75 motorcycle. Dull blue paint w/ white tape striping. Better displayed at local swap meets. Clear evidence Incorrect Japanese Dunlop tires and repop grips. Small chip in tank. SOLD AT $14,045. All the restoration work to bring it to original shape, and then the owner fails to get a few important details right, like the tires. $11k minimum, and bidding was slow to get there. Some claimed this was worth $16k, but I say right on the money based on what these have been selling for the past couple of years. #147-1969 BSA ROCKET 3 motorcycle. S/N 688. Red. Odo: 11,991 miles. New seat cover, fresh paint on the tin, and polish on the chrome gave this legendary Daytona winner


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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV great eyeball from a afar. Closer inspection shows expected levels of wear and normal use. Lacks serious detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,303. First year for the 3-cylinder Rocket 3, a groundbreaking bike and nearly a twin to the Triumph Trident. This same bike sold for $8,500 last year Would have found more here with better detailing. #445-1973  NORTON  COMBAT COMMANDO motorcycle. Orange. Odo: 1 miles. Masterfully restored by Dale's Cycle. Original paint buffed to mirror shine. No instrument lights. Fast, smooth, sleek. Brilliant complete resto. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $12,360. nieant the engine's roller main bearings liked to explode before 10k miles. Absolutely top dollar ITALIAN #123-1977 DUCATI 500 GTL motorcycle. S/N 042. Red. Odo: 1 miles. 500-cc twin. No serious flaws. In decent overall riding shape. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,831. Yes, even the Ferrari of motorcycling has an ugly duckling. The heavy GTL soon turned out to be an em- JAPANESE #423-1965 HONDA CL77 motorcycle. Silver. Odo: 49 miles. 305-cc. Fresh red frame adorned by fresh silver-gray bodywork. Striking Flom a distance. Needs more attention 111, ' up close to Mk, c11:1JIIC covers, right-side foot peg, nuts and bolts. A striking restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,296. Original examples of the 'Scrambler 'bring strong money. For the condition, a pleasingly high price. Unquestionably the sexiest motorcycle ever made. Extensive use of alioninum parts will keep its owner busy with a polishing rag. Isolastic rubber mounting system means the vertical twin engine shakes like a paint mixer while the rider doesn't feel it. The Combat was one fast ride, too, but its higher state of tune harrassment on many levels, with blah handme-down looks from its older brother the 860 GT and dismal performance compared to its Japanese contemporaries. Minimal collector interest compared to Ducati 's V-twins. Built only from 1975-77. Get all the service manuals and advice you can, in advance. Very rare, for a good reason. #158-1975 SUZUKI RE5 motorcycle. S/N 896. Odo: 15,311 miles. 500 cc of raw rotary power, of course depending on calculation method. Way ahead of its time 30 years ago, and still true today. One-of-a-kind cylindrical instrument console and taillight. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,809. Very rare now, very rare when new. The rotary engine made 62 hp, but with very poor gas mileage. Large, ungainly radiator. Bike weighed 565 pounds. Still largely undesirable Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold DESIGN INC ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE COUPE, 1975 White with Black leather interior, approx. 20,000 miles since Vantage conversion by AML Works Service, RHD, 5-speed manual, 2-owners from new, molded 'Flip Tail" specifications, Interior update to Oscar India wood veneer. Private ownership for many years, used sparingly, serviced throughout exceptional condition. $74,000.00 FERRARI 250 GT PF CABRIOLET SERIES II, 1960 Grigio Scuro with Natural leather interior, 4-speed with overdrive. Restored in the late 1990's, recent expenditure of $50,000 in service/maintenance prior to this 250's being shown at this years Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach. Exception both mechanically 8, cosmetically. $295.000.00 AC 427 SC by Kirkham, 1965, Blue, 427, 4-speed  Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2, 2003, Nero Black, 5k miles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Silver/Claret, ilk miles, 6-spd  Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Pent. 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This Barchetta incomplete as delivered from the factory with all books, tools and convertible top, it is immaculate and in as new condition throughout without the slightest stone chip. $248.000.00 $115,000.00 $205,000.00 $106,000.00 $98,000.00 Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Derwent Green/Fawn, 7k miles, Auto. $97,000.00 Aston Martin DB7 Volante, 1997, Mendip Blue/Tan, 25k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1989, Black/Magnolia, 18k miles, Auto  Aston Martin Lagonda, 1989, Cannock Black/Magnolia, 17k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1984, Red/Tan, 5-speed  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1983, Tefford Grey/Magnolia, 52k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Valente, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  $67,500.00 $75,000.00 $85,000.00 $79,000.00 $97,000.00 $59,000.00 $85,000.00 MASERATI 3500 GTI TOURING COUPE, 1964 Red with White leather interior, fully restored from an original 39,000 miles example, 5-speed manual ZF transmission and Borrani wire wheels. This is a no expense spared full restoration to show quality of what must be considered one of the best Maserati 3500 GT's available in the world. $95,000.00 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER, 1958 Silver with Black, this Speedster has been completely restored and updated to Speedster CT cosmetic specifications at a cost of $125,000.00 over the past four years by a well-known Porsche specialist. Absolutely stunning in all respects, this Speedster is ready for show or road use. $129,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Vol ante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Coupe, 1975, Ascot Grey/Blue, 52k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Valente, 1979, Silver/Green, 28k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Coupe, 1977, BRG/Tan, 44k miles, Auto  Aston Martin, 1960, DB4GT, Silver, restored, LHD, Exceptional  Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe, 2001, Silver/Black, ilk miles, Fl  Ferrari 550 Maranello, 1998, Blue/Blue, 18k miles, Serviced, 6-spd  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Ferrari 330 GTC, 1968, Fly Yellow/Black, Restored-Concour condition  Jaguar XKE V-12 Roadster, 1973, Signal Red/Black, a/c, Auto  Porsche, 911 Turbo Coupe, 1989, Black/Cashmere, 37k miles, 5-spd  Porsche 356 Speedster, 1958, Silver/Black, Restored, GT options  $59,000.00 $49,000.00 $69,000.00 $52,500.00 $P.O.A. $145,000.00 $128,000.00 $58,500.00 SP.O.A. $49,500.00 $49,000.00 $125,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA,PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 June 2005 91


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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV SWEDISH #230-1972 HUSQVARNA 250 Motocross motorcycle. SIN 130. Red. Just like what Malcolm Smith rode to fame. Immaculately except by rotary fanatics. Pay what you want to. This one time may never come. #315-1978 KAWASAKI Z1-R motorcycle. Odo: 9,209 miles. 97-point AMCA score at Del Mar. Superb details. KZ 1000 plus special bodywork, exhaust, and wheels. Very nicely restored for a modern classic. Cond: I. SOLD year of this brutish, wide, and very fast bike. Some collector interest, but with 21,000 built in the first year they're not very rare. Sold with no reserve. Bid to a very strong price for the condition. Seller did well. BELGIAN #179-1923 FN SHAFT DRIVE motorcycle. Black with gold stripe. Unusual shaft drive layout. Original saddlebags and tire pump. Nice mostly original appearance. Cond: restored down to the Barum tires. Jerry Hodge collection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $5,957. Strong money, but right for a strong #1 example. AMERICAN #358-1906 INDIAN CAMELBACK motorcycle. Green. Restored to a probable 97 points by the AMCA. Yellow Spear Restoration recently completed this stunning masterpiece. 28-inch tires, chain drive, and the famous camel hump, hence the nickname Humpback Indian. AT $10,112. The Z 1-R had a limited 2-year run. The market is coming back on these limited-production Japanese muscle bikes. Bidding was strong, price was impressive. #341-1979 HONDA CBX motorcycle. Red. Odo: 18,272 miles. 1000-cc six. Very unusual, hard-to-find OE exhaust adds value and desirability. Red with stock exhaust. Too bad this seat is aftermarket. Nice paint; mismatched tires. With 24 valves and 6 carbs, could be a maintenance nightmare. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,270. '79 was the .first 2. SOLD AT $11,011. Yes, this is the same FN (Fabrique National d 'Arme de Guerre) that makes great guns; the marque is betterknown in Europe for its motorcycles. FN later switched to simpler chain drive. Perfect home decor for the colonial entryway. This example saw strong bidding for good reason. [THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS *Al ItI JAkt.L•ekizs WCORL DW I DE .„ TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 92  bidding. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,090. Hard bidding until the end. Buyer most likely didn't check engine numbers. Sale price just a bit Sports Car Market 2-1/4 hp, safe in any living room. Gorgeous rare green color. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $40,450. Came/back tank held both gasoline and oil in separate compartments. The first Indians, such as this one, had single-cylinder engines; the V-twins weren't introduced until 1908. Reserve wisely lifted at $36k Seller knew when to let the trigger go. #416-1924 HARLEY-DAVIDSON J motorcycle. Olive. Perfect for those neighborhood parades and vintage runs. Low-quality paint and striping. The 1926 engine held back higher


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MidAmerica Auctions Las Vegas, NV high in any case. This is the last of the Harleys with boxy fuel tanks; replaced by Stream-Line styling in 1925. #415-1928 EXCELSIOR-HENDERSON 4-CYLINDER motorcycle. Black. Odo: 19,700 miles. Unfortunate chips on the handlebars from transporting. Kansas license #4. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,970. Sold with no reserve. Bidding started at $10k and was furious up to $17,500. Last year for the Knucklehead; replaced by the Panhead in 1948. Unmolested examples like this are becoming increasingly difficult to find. A good but still not too high price here on a very desirable collectible. #418-1962 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FLH motorcycle. Blue. Odo: 6,192 miles. One owner, original down to the tires. A sacred survivor, very desirable as presented. All paper the smaller but better-handling Scouts. Very strong money for a 95% open-fender Chief #49-1947  Cracking decals and small rust spots on engine top. Pure mechanical art. Cond: I. SOLD AT $37,100. Hard, strong bidding topping out at a crowd-pleasing $35k. American 4-cylinder machines of this period are near the top of the price list for collectible production machines. Great investment at a great price. #419-1936 INDIAN CHIEF motorcycle. Odo: 24,064 miles. In good overall condition; lower frame rails and exhaust need detailing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,877. No mistake about where these were made. In some circles, and in some decades, the big Chief was more American than Harley. Buyers value Chiefs more highly than You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com liortlitss tirrint Cwrialy farrier5, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New,tersey 07503 800-631 7796 • In NJ 973-742-3§12973-742-8369 - June 2005 93 COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything., you just FLY AND DRIVE! • ECIR MARTIN E. BUTTON, INC. Phone. Fax: wvvw.cosdel.corn email. Info@cosdel corn HARLEY-DAVIDSON KNUCKLEHEAD motorcycle. Blue. Odo: 362 miles. Original, complete, loaded with factory extras. Huge eyeball with the extra chromed covers. Excellent 2-owner rider. work from original bill of sale on. Estate bike. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Also called the Duo-Glide by Harley, since it featured suspension both front and rear. Still with 6V and kick-start only. A big, heavy bike, but one with a strong following. Owner should have taken the bid and driven home empty. All the money in the world was bid.•


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eBay Motoring Geoff Archer Note: sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback ENGLISH 1971 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MICH coupe. S/N 1255377. eBay #4524532761. Buffalo, NY Reef Blue Metallic over navy blue leather. Odo: 79,147 miles. 383 Mopar V8, auto. Matching numbers. No rust, no collisions. Fresh paint. Every facet of the interior is totally dry-rotted, warped, buckled or puckered—presumably from the Arizona sun. Brakes are "spongey." Needs at unknown. An overload of photos contributes to the description of this no-accidents, no-smoking car. Condition appears to be excellent. SOLD AT $53,025. 25 bids; sf 24, bf 26. If you don't miss the extra hp of the later V12 cars, you probably also won't miss all of those costly, extra moving parts. This was a good buy, at about $10k below market—before taking into account the cruise to somewhere. A perfect way to keep up with the Jameses on a Shaguar budget. FRENCH 1957 RENAULT CARAVELLE convert- least a starter solenoid, but it is in running/driving order. SOLD AT $5,101. 23 bids; sf 16, bf 44. Used to be, you could say that such a V8 could be tuned at any gas station. Though that 's probably no longer the case, this is still an exotic-looking car with beet and basic mechanicals. It would have been okay to pay up to $2k more, depending on the looks of the underside. As a nice coupe can bring up north of $15,000, if the new owner is handy, there might even be some money to be made here. 1981 TRIUMPH TR8 convertible. S/N SATPV4586BA406523. eBay #4534723016. Houston, TX. British Racing Green over tan. Odo: 35,223 miles. 215-ci Rover V8 with five-speed manual. At least three owners. Rare factory Fl, rebuilt ECU. SuperTrapps and new headers added during mechanical overhaul. Nearly all suspension and non-interior rubber bits replaced. 10- AWitt,‘ 44: ible. S/N R11330192246. eBay #45133951990. Ashland, KY. Triple black. Odo: 35,638 miles. 14, manual. Lightly crashed at both ends. Both tops. Uninstalled soft top is new, and apparently worth $200. Single photo shows the cabin is packed to the ceiling with debris (plastic grocery bags?), and that the surrounding field was mowed a couple of years ago. SOLD AT $330. 2 bids; sf 729, bf 44. Seemingly well-intentioned seller has abandoned this project because it needs a lot more than a soft top. Needs everything. I have given away much nicer "rollers." Great price for a really obscure parts car rotting in the middle of nowhere. GERMAN 1971 VOLKSWAGEN KAR1V1ANN-GHIA year-old respray is looking tired. Fiberglass hardtop included. Clock works "which is not normal on these cars." SOLD AT $11,000. 22 bids; sf 22, bf 26. Selling because "I just found out that my wife is pregnant," and "the wife wants a Harley" Similarly schizophrenic logic applies to the car itself It's rare with low miles, yet no part has been left alone. It's not often that you can change/improve so much of an old car—especially without completing the job—and still get top dollar Price was strong for a driver that needs cosmetics. 1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFAA4127V1(201061. eBay #4523742678. Palm Beach, FL. British Racing Green over tan with black top. Odo: 20,200 miles. 335-hp supercharged 16, auto. 5-day, 4night cruise included with purchase, destination 94  coupe. S/N 1412531724. eBay #4528300592. Henderson, NV "'57 Cadillac" pink over black basket-weave vinyl. Odo: 73,874 miles. 1600-cc, 4-sp manual. Purportedly donated to the Boys & Girls club by '80s teen-idol Ricky Schroeder, and then purchased by current seller. 5,000 miles since restoration. displaying the driver's side. Seller dodges the issue, explaining that the car looks great from the other end of the block, and closes with the following cliché: "(Porsches) are too small to get laid in, but you get laid the second you get out!" SOLD AT $25,000. 1 bid; sf 53, bf 292. CARFAX would likely clear up the ownership story, but nothing will expunge that "salvage" title. It will always be hard to sell, and impossible to bank finance. Actual salvage (parts car) value of this car is in the high-teens, so if this runs and drives it wasn't a completely stupid purchase. ITALIAN 1965 ISO RIVOLTA coupe. S/N 1R300350137. eBay #4529569220. San Francisco, CA. Black over black. Odo: 28,000 miles. Original Corvette 327, 300-hp V8 with Borg Warner 1-10 4-sp manual. Not drivable. Inboard disc brakes are not working. V8 was tuned in late 2003. "Electricals are erratic." Half-dozen lower-body rust spots are described guide bidding towards retail of $9k. SOLD AT $8,967.09. 9 bids; sf 1, bf 134. Describing the color as"flesh tone pink" might have been a misguided attempt to add some sex appeal. After re-listing at least twice, seller finally hit a transaction price for a good-looking one. Celebrity value here seems to have only compensated for the off-color re-spray. 1995 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 4 cabriolet. S/N WPOCA2996SS343197. eBay #4536529596. Dallas, TX. Triple Black. Odo: 62k miles. 270-hp H6, 6-sp, AWD. Rambling, yet incomplete ownership story explains at least three owners (two related) and one thief—resulting in current salvage title. Claimed $50k in 1998, post-theft bodywork receipts. Photos treat the car like a "ten footer," and completely avoid Claimed multiple car-show winner. Vintage roof rack looks older than both the car and Ricky Schroeder. Flattened front seats look more like those formerly under Marlon Brando. 11 photos depict a #2 car. Die-cut window decals but not pictured. Nylon seat covers look awful. Non-original Porsche metallic black paint is crazed on the hood. One photo shows what appears to be bad Bondo at the leading edge of a door? Looks to be a condition #4. SOLD AT $11,300. 22 bids; sf 372, bf 60. If the buyer owns a body shop and is an Is° expert, he/she might have a chance of getting this car presentable without losing money. With Ferrari 330 looks, American oomph, and low production, it's easy to see why this huge project brought as much as it did. 1971 FIAT 500L coupe. S/N 2949205. eBay #4534654275. UT. Beige over black. Odo: Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat 97,179 miles. Two-cyl, 4-sp manual. Large cloth sunroof. Fresh paint. "Serviceable" interior. Everything works. Recent import. Very thorough descriptions of a handful of trivial cosmetic inadequacies. SOLD AT $4,500. 7 bids; sf 2889, bf 2 after sold. Looking at other auctions from this very highly rated seller, one sorts through hundreds of USGS Geological bulletins to find ...a dfferent, beige Fiat 500. Maybe there is profit in moving these things at $5k each? We doubt it. More likely this mad-scientist seller already knew how many clowns fit into a Fiat 500, and just could not sleep until he knew how many Fiat 500s fit in a 44 'ocean container You could not replicate this low price importing these cute things one at a time. Well bought. 1980 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 1 sedan. SN ZAMBCAIIOAA300740. eBay #4534746457. Easthampton, MA. Brown over tan. Odo: 79,232 miles. V8, automatic. Photographed on packed snow. "A considerable amount (43 pages) of maintenance 111111.1.111101664.114110811MisOWIFIMMIIIIIIIIMMINIIIIIIIIC Billed as almost totally original and one-of-akind. Scanned images show this car referenced in several books and magazines. SOLD AT $170,000. 8 bids; sf 449, bf private. Last month SCM said that first-generation Camaros were hot. Do you believe us now? Don't all go out and buy one, though. This car brought huge money because its unique options and immaculate condition transcended production volumes—and probably also common sense. documentation (unorganized)" is included— much of it in Italian, as it was once returned to the source for an engine rebuild. Looks like a #3 car in good running order. SOLD AT $4,376.51. 18 bids; sf 34, bf 363. Unlike a contemporary Ferrari, the prices of these cars are not affected very much by high-mile odometers. But if you must have single-digit gas mileage and the looks to match, why not go for a nearly identical car with half the miles for another few hundred bucks? Well sold. 1998 FERRARI F355 BERLINETTA coupe. S/N ZFFXR41A3 W0111607. eBay #4534219191. St. Louis, MO. Fly Yellow over black. Odo: 8,099 miles. V8 with 6-sp manual transmission. Two owners (not including the selling dealership to which it is now titled). $35k in extras, including Tubi exhaust, OEM June 2005 look like new in the photos. SOLD AT $19,900. Folks, this is not a true "pony car " It's not a popular muscle car These are not low miles. This is not a good year for styling or performance. Few people ever lusted for a Javelin, except maybe for the earlier Mark Donohue version, or for the AMX Apparently .five different people wanted this '73, and one guy paid full retail. Of course, given what muscle cars in general are bringing, this may be the cheapest way to get into the party.• Date sold: 3/4/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4530149563 Details: 10 miles, navigation, Sirius, Bluetooth, HID headlights, ESP brakes, 425-hp Hemi. Sale result: $50,000, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 233 MSRP: $45,685 Other current offering:.Timberline Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Portland, OR; www.timberlinedodge .com; taking orders at MSRP.• 95 1973 AMC JAVELIN coupe. S/N A4A797A320548. eBay #4536829014. Gilbert, AZ. 11 bids; sf 13, bf 88. Red w/gold decals and gold vinyl roof over tan vinyl interior. Odo: 79,209. Matching numbers. 360-ci V8, auto. Recent ground-up restoration; cost/receipts not specified. Claimed show winner: "gold award, etc." No show names, dates, or details. It does red satin car cover, and rear "Challenge" grille. In 54 years of selling Ferraris, the seller claims to have "never had the pleasure of selling a pre-owned Ferrari in the condition of this specimen." SOLD AT $69,999. 3 bids; sf 29, bf 39. That is one heady superlative. Given that there are no other Ferraris for sale on his Web site, we can discount its value somewhat. Let's assume it was a really clean car, sold by a septuagenarian car salesman. Price was market-correct for an F355 Berlinetta with 4-figure mileage. AMERICAN 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 coupe. SN 124379N658513. eBay #4533221911. Littleton, CO. Special-order Baby Blue with extra-long white stripes over black deluxe interior. Odo: 47k miles. Matching-numbers. Special-order, cross-ram, dual carbs, M22 4-sp manual. Excellent history and option description. Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS55 Date sold: 3/8/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4532274854 Details: 17 miles, hands-free phone, burl walnut trim, Keyless Go, navigation. Sale result: $103,600, 3 bids Seller's feedback: 3 Buyer's feedback: 2 MSRP: $87,320 Other current offering: Bill Ussery Motors Inc., Coral Gables, FL; www.billussery.com ; asking $102,900 for a 78-mile car. 2006 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 Date sold: 3/14/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4533528024 Details: Choose your own color and options. $2,499 over MSRP Sale result: $67,499, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 67 Buyer's feedback: 49 MSRP: $65,000 estimated Other current offering: Kerbeck, Atlantic City, NJ; www.kerbeck.com; taking orders at MSRP. 2005 CHRYSLER 300C SRT8


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Price Guide American Cars T AUBURN Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan/Coupe BRICKLIN Coupe  Skylark GS 400  Convertible  BUICK Skylark GS 400 Convertible   Skylark GS 400 Stage I Convertible   Skylark GS 455  Convertible  Skylark GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible   Skylark GSX 455  Skylark GS 455  Convertible  Skylark GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible   CHEVROLET Camaro SS 350 Coupe Convertible SS 396 Coupe Convertible Z/28 Z/28 SS 350 Pace Car Convertible 67-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  67  68-69  SS 396 Pace Car Convertible Z/28  SS 396 Z/28 2/28 Z/28 Pore Car 96 69 69 69 36,469 inc. 23,068 inc. 602 26,213 3,675 inc. n/a $17,500 $20,500 $24,000 528,000 $35,000 $29,000 (Add 20% to '67-69 7128 for R/S option. Add 400% for Yenko Camaro.) $24,000 S29,000 $34,500  $17,000   70-73 27,744  (Add 109/0 to '70-73 7/28 for RS option) 70-72 27,415 74 n/a 77-78 69,256 79-81 82 173,286 6,360 $13,500 511,500 $6,500 $5,500 50,000 522,000 $20,000 $13,000 $11,000 $13,000 528,000 $34000 $40 000 545,500 S60,000 $48,000 $38,500 549 000 558 000 529,000 1/99 6/01 1/99 6/01 65-67 23M2 65-67 68:69 68-69  69  69  70 70 70 70 70    6,122     71-72  71-72  71-72  71-72  17,009' 4,230 1,256 212 8,732 1,416 8,732 1,416 678 15,991' 1,754 1,529 162 S10,000 S14,500 $11.500 $15,000 511,000 $24,000 513 000 $16,000 $18,000 526,000 525,000 $13,000 $17,000 $18,000 525,000 $16,000 $21,000 $18,000 524,500 $29,000 $38,000 $23,000 $27,000 $31,000 543,000 $38,000 $21,000 $28,000 $30,000 $40,000 Custom/Standard Eight 31-34  en. 56 31-34  31-34  31-34  31-34  inc. inc. Inc inc. Custom/Salon Twelve 32-34  32-34  32-34  32-34  32-34  est. 2,000 int. inc. inc. inc. est. 500 inc. inc. inc. 74-75  2,897 $90,000 580,000 570,000 $25,000 527,500 $110,000 5125 000 S90.000 $30,000 $35,000 851/852 Supercharged 35-36  35-36  35-36  35-36  $140,000 $90,000 550,000 525,000 $12,500  $130,000 $120,000 $110,000 $35,000 $37,500 $160,000 $175,000 $130,000 $40,000 $45,000 $180,000 $130,000 $80,000 $35,000 $21,000 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range 2 Pace Car SC/Rambler Rebel 'Machine' AMX 390 Javelin SST (Add 20% for 390 engine.) Javelin 'Mark Donohue" Javelin AMX (Add 25% for 401 engine.) 69  70  68-70  68-70  70  71-74  1,512 2,362 390 69,027 2,501 16,961 511,000 $11,000 S12 000 $6,500 $8,000 $8,500 $17,500 $18500 $20,000  $9,500 $14,000 $12,500 9/03 SS 396 (360-hp)  SS 396  (Add 30011/0 for Yenko (hevelle.) Convertible  SS 396  Convertible  SS 396 (402/454) Convertible   SS 454 360-hp 155  Convertible  SS 454 450 hp 156  Convertible  Convertible  S5 454 LS5 Convertible  SS 396   93  66-67  65  66-67 68-69 68-69 70 70 70 70 70 70 (with comprehensive documentation) 11-72  71-72  71-72  71-72  82,000 inc. n/a n/a Corvette Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Roadster  Roadster  Roadster  Corvette prices 0004 by Hearst Business Media Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 53  54 55 56 57 300 3,640 700 se 59 60 61 62 add for the following (1956-62): 265/225-hp (1956) 283/245-hp (1957-61) 283/250-hp (1957-60) Fl 283/270-hp (1957-61) 283/275-hp (1961) Fl 283/283-hp (1957) Fl 283/290-hp (1958-60) Fl 283/315-hp (1961) Fl 327/340-hp (1962) 327/360-hp (1962) Fl Auxiliary Hardtop Coupe Split Window  Coupe Modified Convertible  Coupe   Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  8/00 13/00 1/03 add for the following (1963-67): 327/340-hp (1963) 327/350-hp (1965-67) 327/360-hp (1963) Fl 327/365-hp (1964-65) 327/375-hp (1964-65) Fl 396/425-hp (1965) 427/390-hp (1966-67) 427/400-hp (1967) 6,978 18,682 2,610 12,182 2,096 2,157 8,948 2,101 $4,250 52,325 $16,600 $3,300 518,550 519,200 512,750 524300 56,650 53,600 525,800 55,100 529,750 529,750 519,750 538,000 3,080 8,284 961 9,636 118 43 63 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 2,511 1,462 4,412 1,918 36,129 10,594 10,919 8,304 19,925 8,816 15,376 9,958 17,762 8,504 14,436 $4,400 $2,050 S8,500 56,750 510,025 518,625 513.350 $14,975 54,750 516,950 S1,700 92,500 531,000 532,300 527 600 529,250 $31,300 533,250 532,000 $35,000 535,300 $39,000 57,150 S8050 513,100 S10,450 S18,825 S28,300 526,675 523,350 510,700 526,350 52,510 550.400 547,700 550,000 542 800 545.375 548,450 S51,550 549,600 S64.250 S54.700 S60,000 3,467 6,339 9,168 9,670 10,261 10,939 14,531 $77500 $41,500 $47,000 536,500 $36,000 538,000 $36,000 537,500 536,500 538 500 S130,000 564 500 $71,500 555,000 559,000 559,000 555,500 558 500 556,000 S59 500 633 Chevelle n/a  n/a  n/a n/a n/o 62,372 inc. 4,298 4,475 ins- $18,500  522,000  $28,000 $20,000 $25,000 $24,000 $30,000 S27 000 $37,000 $55,000 $85,000 $18,000  $21,000 $22,000 $23,000    $28,500 $39,500 545 000 $36,000 $41,000 $40,000 S49,000 544,000 551 000 575,000 $160,000 S28,000 535,000 $35,000 538,000 6/99 427/425-hp (1966) 427/435-hp (1967) Auxiliary Hardtop Air Conditioning Knock-off Wheels Alum Wheels (1967) Side Exhaust Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe 5/02 Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible add for the following (1968-72): 327/350-hp (1968) 427/390-hp (1968-69) 427/400-hp (1968-69) 11/97 8/98 8/00 6/02 7/97 427/435-hp (1968-69) 171 427/435-hp (1968-69) 189 350/350-hp (1969-70) 350/370-hp (1970) 111 454/390-hp (1970)155 350/330-hp (1971) LT1 454/365-hp (1971) 155 454/425-hp (1971) 1S6 454/270-hp (1972) 1S5 350/255-hp (1972) LT1 Auxiliary Hardtop Air Conditioning Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Coupe Coupe Silver Anniversary Pace Car Coupe Coupe Coupe Coupe Collector's Edition 3/01 4/04 add for the following (1973-82): 454 Engine (1973-74) L82 Engine Glass Roof (1978-82) Aluminum Wheels Auxiliary Hardtop Coupe Coupe Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible 84 85 86 86 87 87 88 88 73 73 74 74 75 75 76 77 78 78 78 79 80 81 82 82 9,440 18,248 4,004 5,620 1,014 17,756 1,287 4,473 1,949 5,097 188 3,913 1,741 24,434 52,674 25,521 4,943 32,028 5,474 33,836 4,629 46,558 49,213 24,991 15,283 6,502 53,807 40,614 40,606 1 0,648 6,759 11,400 64,033 79,005 168,109 8,754 51,547 39,729 27,794 7,315 20,007 10,625 15,382 5,357 $2,025  $6,875 $13,025 518.925 S27,525 52.500 57.200 $6,700 $6,900 55,500 535.000 $6,1 0  $6.850 51,000 51,800 92,500 517,675 512,50{1 $17,325 59,400 517,000 $9,400 $8,700 59,000 $12,125 520,350 59,450 $10, 00  $11,400 $12,000 $15,500 $3,750  $2,400  $500  5600  51,000  57,100  $7,500  57,825  510,300  58,250  510,700  $9,225  511,250  53,525 $11,725 522,750 S33 100 546,125 53400 S12,575 511,700 $12,025 $11,225 $53,850 $9,000 $12,000 $1,500 $2,700 521,850 530,925 $21,850 $30,450 $16,450 $29,675 $16,450 $15,225 $15,475 $21,225 $35,625 $15,850 $16,600 $18,700 $19,525 $25,875 56,250 54.225 $750 5900 51 ,500 511,200 511 . 700 $12,050 $15,850 $12,500 $16,275 $13,825 $16,875 9/99 68 68 69 69 70 70 71 71 72 72 5,258 3,754 23,130 11,997 n/a 720 8,585 9,936 18,630 22,129 16,633 10,668 6,648 14,680 7,121 20,496 6,508 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range A $20,525  S34,750  51,225  53,125  54,200  55,000  $1,000  S14,525  519,475  515,000  519,675  515,000  520,300  515,800  520,000  $15,475  $20,900  $31,800 $53500 $1,850 54,700 58 300 57500 SI 500 525,425 S34 100 526 100 534,450 527 650 535,525 97,650 535 150 527,000 536,575 3/04 2/02 4/99 12/00 5/03 Sports Car Market


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Price Guide American Cars z 35th Anniversary Coupe  Corvette Challen ge Rater  Coupe  Convertible  Corvette Challenge Racer  Coupe  ZR1 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  ZR1 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  ZR1 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  281 Coupe  Convertible  40th Anniversary Coupe  40th Anniversary Convertible  40th Anniversary ZR1 Coupe  Coupe  ZR1 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  001 Coupe  Convertible  Pace Car Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Collector Ed Coupe Collector Ed Convertible Grand Sport Coupe  Grand Sport Convertible  odd for the followin g (1984.96): Auxiliary Hardtop  6-spd manual trans  Callowoy Twin Turbo  L14 Engine (1996) std GS  Coupe  Coupe  Convertible  Pace Car Convertible Hardtop Coupe  Convertible  Hardtop  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Hardtop 206 Convertible  Coupe   Convertible  Hardtop 706 Coupe   Convertible  Hardtop 206  50th Anniversary Coupe  50th Anniversary Convertible  Impala SS Impala SS Impala SS    Nova SS Nova SS   Novo SS 327-ci L79  Nova SS 396-ci, 375-hp 178  (Add 200./0 far Yenko.) Nova SS 350 Nova SS 350   98  97  98  98  98  99  99  99  00  00  00  01  01  01  02  02  02  03  03  03  03  03  94  95  96  62-65  66-67  66-67  68-70  68-72  71-72  n/a n/a 497 (inc.) n/o 9,092 19,235 11,849 1,163 (inc.) 4,031 18,078 11,161 2090, 18,113 13470 n/a n/o ri/o n/o n/a n/o n/o n/a nla n/a n/a Impala n/a n/a n/a Nova n/a 20,200 n/a n/a n/a n/a $11,000 $15,500 $21,000 $20,000     $13,000  $8,500  $12,500 $13,000 $14,000    $1,200 $500 $13,000 $2,500 520,000 $21,675 $25,18:0 $32,350 $23,000 $23,715 $27,225 $25,2011 $26,000 $29,100 $27,850 $30,800 $31,600 $37,850 $34,500 530,300 $32,800 $38,000 $37,250 $37,500 $42,125 $1,800 $750 $19,900 $3,750 $25,100 $26,875 $30,975 541,400 528.000 $28,725 $33,200 $29,995 $31,175 $34,900 $32,550 $36,325 $37,250 $32,550 $39,675 $35,125 $37,000 542,850 $42,450 $42,350 $47,575 516,500 518,000 $19,000 $16,000 $25,000 $35,000 $34,000 $19500 $13,000 88  88  89  89  89  90  911  90  91  91  91  92  92  92  93  93  93  93  93  93  94  94  94  95  95  95  95  96  96  96  96  96  96  2050 n/a 16,663 9,749 n/o 12,967 3,049 7,630 12,923 2044, 5,672 14604 502 (inc.) 5,875 15098 448 (inc.) 5,692 6,749 (inc.) inc. inc. 17,984 448 (inc.) 5,346 15,771 448 (inc.) 4971 527 (ix) 17,167 4369 5412 (inc.) inc. 1,000 inc. $14,350 $26,003 $10,125 $11,900 $26,0013 510,125 $22,500 $12,650 $11,300 $24,000 $13,300 $12,400 $25,000 $15,650 $12,400 $32,500 516,325 $15,850 521,000 $34,500 $14,000 $33,750 $16,9(8) $15,250 $37,000 517,250 528,000 $16,550 $19,500 $18,200 522,750 $26,750 $32,500 $22,250 $36,903 $14,650 $17,600 536,925 514,975 $35,625 518,475 516,250 534,300 S19,125 517,600 $35,225 522,200 $17,600 545,175 522,850 522,000 $29,175 $47,950 $19,175 $45,900 $23,300 $20,750 $51,800 $24,100 $37,800 $22,175 $26,125 $25,300 $31,625 $37,150 $45,150 Novo SS 350 4 73 2 nlo 300 11/98 7/03 300 Coupe 3008 Coupe 300C Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 300E Coupe Convertible 3009 Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 300H Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe 3000 Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe Convertible 55 56 57 57 58 58 59 59 60 60 61 61 62 61 63 64 64 65 65 1,725 1,102 1,918 484 618 191 550 140 964 248 1,280 337 435 123 400 3,022 625 2,405 440 L-29 Sedan Brougham Cony. Sedan Cabriolet Sedan Phaeton "Sportsman" Cony. Sedan Phaeton "Sportsman" Cony. SC "Sportsman" SC Phaeton 29-32 29-32 29-32 29-32 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 5,010 inc. inc. inc. 810 1,764 int. inc. 812 1,066 inc. inc. inc. inc. Coupe (340 or 383) Convertible T/A R/1 (440) w/Six Pock w/Hemi R/1 Convertible (440) w/Six Pock w/Hemi Rall ye (340) Rall ye (340) Charger (440) w/Hemi R/T w/Six Pack w/Hemi Charger 500 w/Hemi Daytona 440 w/Hemi RIO w/Six Pack w/Hemi Coronet Hemi Convertible Coronet RIO Convertible R/T w/Hemi 011 440 w/Six Pack w/Hemi 70-71  70-71  70  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  70  70  72  73-74  66-67  66-67  68-70  70  68-70  69-70  69  69  69  71  71  71  66  66  67  67  67  68-70  70  70  Challenger 83,009 5,388 2,399 36,505 1,890 418 2,737 90 9 6,902 n/a Charger 53,088 586 n/a n/a 116 500 52 n/o 70 3,118 178 63 Coronet 714 27 9,553 628 283 n/o 194 330 $40,000 $60,000 $17,000 $22,000 545,000 $19,500 $28,000 550,000 $65,000 $80,000 $25,000 $32,000 $65,000 $28,000 $35,000 $00,000 $13,000 $40,000 $15,000 $27,000 $48,000 $33,000 $75,000 $60,000 $100,000 $19,000 $31,000 $55,000 $21.000 $65,000 $28,000 539,000 577,000 547,000 $120,000 $90,000 5165,000 $30,000 $45,000 $80,000 $25,000 $95,000 $110,000 $125,000 $150,000 $15,500 $22,000 $34,500 $20,500 $32,8930 $75,000 $30,(8)0 $53,000 $450,000 $13,500 $7,000 $35,000 $130,000 $150,000 $175,000 $250,000 $40,030  $100,000  $140,000  $55,000 5140,000 $200,000 $60,000 $70,000 $120,000 $140,000     $28,69:10 $28,000 $25,000 $44,000 $26,500 $42,000 $25,500 $45,000 $37,000 $62,(WO $30,000 $57,000 $18,000 $36,000 $14,000 $13,500 $25,500 $12,500 $24,000 $39,000 538,000 $34,000 $68,000 $31,000 $63,000 $34,500 $65,000 $43,500 $74,000 $40,000 $73,000 $24,000 $50,000 $17,500 519,000 534,000 $15,500 $29,500 $7,1100  $11,500 RIO convertible  w/Six Pack  RIO cone. w/Hemi  Super Bee  w/Six Pock w/Hemi   Super Bee  w/Six Pack w/Herni   GTS 340 GTS 383 GTS 440    Convertible  Demon 340  Super Stock Hemi  70  70  68-70  68-70  68-70  68-70  71  71  71  n/a 16 20 Super Bee n/a 3,175 383 n/o 99 22 Dart 68-69  68-69  69  69  71-72  68  n/a n/a 30 760 Demon 10,798 Other 80 Model 1 $80,000 $90,000 $180,000 $200,000 Convertible Sedan Tourster Phaeton Murphy Open Sedan Murphy Convertible Coupe Murphy Torpedo Coupe Murphy Sedan Murphy Town Car Rollston Town Car 29-37  30-35  19-37  29-32  29-34  30-34  29-34  29-34  30-37  FORD $25,500 $36,000 550,000 531,500 $52,000 $125,000 $50,000 $80,000 $650,000 517,500 $9,500 Foirlane GT/GTA Convertible Talladega 428 Torino Cobra 428 Torino 01 429 CI Convertible GT CJ Torino Cobro 429 V8 Convertible GT Convertible Coupe 10/00 2+2 Fastback 88 Convertible GT Convertible GI Fastback GTA Fastback Mach 1 351 Moch 1 428 0 Code 428 CI Convertible Boss 302 Boss 429 Fairlane and Torino 66-67  66-67  69  68-69  70-71  70-71  70-71  65.66 65-66 65-66 65-66 67-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 69-70 69-70 69-70 69-70 69-70  SC1 Drag Pak, 52,000 for Shaker.) 68 Convertible  Boss 351  Mach 1  Mach 1 429 Cl  V8 Convertible  Mustang II Cobra  SVO  Soleen  Soleen  Solver  Soleen  51,685 6,444 n/o n/a 88,560 5,552 10,749 Mustang 15,000'. inc. 909,011145,231" n/a n/a 113,367 113,428 15,864 inc. 8,252 1,359 $25,000 $25,500 $13,000 517,000 $16,500 $19,000 $17,000 $23,000 $17,000 $25,000 $35,000 $25,000 $50,000  69-70  71  71-73  71  71-73  74-78  84-86  85-86  87-88  89-90  91-92  inc. 1,806 99,564 1,255 nla n/a 9,502 341 988 977 109 ** Denotes number made, includes all models. Shelby 31 350 ST 350 GT 350 65  65  66  520 37 1,368 $60,000  5160,000  $47,000  $90,000 S180.000 $67,000 7/00 9/03 Sports Car Market $16,000  $21,000  $13,500  $22,000  $13,500  $4,000  $5,000  57,500  $9,000  $1 0,000  $12,000  $34,000 535,000 $18,500 525,000 $22,000 $26,000 522,000 529,000 526,000 $44,000 546,000 538,000 $80,000 (2+2, add $3,000. 67-68, odd $3,000 for 390 58. For K-code 289 add 40./o. Add 5% for $22,000 $32,000 $19,000 $34,000 $18,000 $7,000 $8,000 510,000 513,000 $15,000 $17,000 8/00 8/00 $9,000 $15,000 $17,500 $14,500 $14,500 $10,500 $13,000 515,000 $23,000 $28,500 $22,002 $22,000 $24,000 $21,000 cut 480 inc. int. inc. inc. inc. inc. int. 10 $550,000 $675,000 5550,000 $550,000 $650,000 $700,000 $420.000 $450,000 $375,000 $650,000 $775,000 $750,000 $650,000 5750,000 $900,000 $480,000 $550,000 $450,000 (For ori g inal supercharger, add 25% ; exceptional or rare coachwork ma y command much higher prices.) $8,500  $14,000 $12,000 $14,000  $19,M10  $14,1100   $27,1:00 $42,000 $80,000 $20,000  $30,000  $50,000  $18,000  528,000  $45,000  $35,000 S60,000 $115,000 $28,000 $50,000 $80,000 $26,000 $45,000 570,003 $19,500 $20,000 $30,000 $21,000 7/99 2/03


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4 61 35011 61 350 61 500 61 350 Convertible GT 350 H GT 500 Convertible 61 500 KR Convertible 61 350 Convertible 61 500 Fastback Convertible Convertible E-code Convertible F-code Convertible (Deduct $1,000 for only one top.) Coupe Convertible (Add 25% for 1-code.) Coupe Convertible (Add $1000 for M-code.) Sports Roadster (Add $5,000 for M-code.) GT GT Cougar Coupe XR-7 XR-76 (Gurney) 61 390 GT-E Eliminator Convertible 08-7 convertible Cougar convertible OR-7 convertible 67-70  67-68  67  67-68  68  69-70  69-70  69-70  71-73  71-73  320,496 59,933 37 n/o 602 4,611 8,118 6,001 4,247 6,811 $10,000 $12,000 $18,000 $17,500 $18,500 $12,000 $11,000 $15,000 seso $13,000 Cyclone GT Convertible Cyclone CJ Spoiler II Cyclone GT Spoiler (For 429 CJ or S(J, add 50/0.) $50,000  OLDSMOBILE 442 442 442 442 convertible 442 442 convertible W-30 Hurst 442 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible Rallye 350 58 455 SX 455 convertible 442 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible June 2005  64 65 66-67 66-67 68-69 68-69 68-69 68-69 70-11 70-71 70-71 70-71 70 70-71 70-71 72 72 72 72 2,999 25,003 46,826* 5,933 36,642 9,437 2,300 1,421 27,189 4,237 4,020 374 3,547 n/a n/a 9,845 1,171 772 113 $13,000 513,000 $14,000 518,000 $13,000 $17,000 $20,000 $23,500 $12,000 $18,000 $20,000 525,000 $10,000 $11,000 $15,500 $12,000 $16,000 $19,000 $25,000 585,000  571,000 521 000 $23,000 530 000 522,000 528,000 $33,000 540,000 $19,000 $27,000 $30,000 537.000 $18,000 $16,500 524,000 518,000 524,000 $28,000 $37,000 9/01 66-67 66-67 69 69 70-71 70-71 n/a n/a 3,261 n/a 12,457 1,984 $9,500 $14,000 $12,000 $12,500 $10,000 $10,500 512,000 $14,500 $21,500 521,000 $23,500 $18,000 $16,500 $22,000 $12,000 $19,000 (For Eliminator, add $4,000 for Boss 302 engine. Add $6,000 for 428 0.) Cyclone $15,000 $23,000 $19,000 $19,500 516,040 $16,500 61-63  61-63  62-63  173,468 26,273 1,882 $9,500 $20,000 530,000 $14, 500 $30,000 Belvedere Hemi  $40,000 GTX  Convertible  Hemi  Hemi convertible  GTX  Convertible  Hemi  Hemi convertible  Six Pock  GTX  Six Pack  Hemi  Road Runner  Convertible  Six Pack  Hemi  Road Runner  Six Pack  Hemi  Rood Runner/GTX  (*indicates Road Runner only) Hemi  Convertible  Superbird (440) Six Pack   66-67  66-67  70  70  Satellite 817 27 Superbird 1,069 716 $45,000  $35,000  $55,000  $70,000  $85,000 $68,000 $85,000 $115,000 9/00 5/04  67  67  67  67  68-70  68-70  68-70  68-70  70  71  71  71  68-70  10/98 58-60  58-60  173,891 24,255 $11,500 522,000 $17,500 535,000 9/02 66  67  67  68  68  68  68  68  68  68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  55-57  57  57  00I' 999 1,175 2,048 803 404 224 1,044 402 1,053 517 935 194 1,534 335 Thunderbird 53,166 inc. 194 Price Range $47,000 542,000 $50,000 $33.000 $42,000 $33,000 $38,000 $55,000 $40,000 560,000 $30,000 $40,000 $38,000 555,000 525,000 $40.000 $90,000 567,000 560.000 $70,000 $42 000 $65,000 $42,000 $55,000 580,000 560,000 $90,000 545.000 $60,000 $58,000 $82,000 042,000 558,000 $140,000 31 8/97 Hurst Pace Car convertible Firebird Barracuda  Formula 5 Barracuda  Formula S Convertible    Formula S383 Formula 5 440  Super Stock Hemi Gran Coupe  Convertible   Curia 340/383 Coda 440   1/00 Cudo 440 Six Pock Coda Convertible   Cuda Six Pack Convertible  Cuda Six Pack Convertible  MR 'Oda  Hemi 'Coda  Hemi 'Cuda  Convertible   64-65  65-66  61-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  68-69  68  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  71  70  70  71  71 66-67  Barracuda n/o n/o n/a n/o 8,510 n/a n/a n/a 9,798 2,568 n/o n/o 1,992 1,009 n/a n/0 2,724 652 107 Belvedere 64* GTX 686 int. 108 17 1,651 inc. 680 47 678 n/a n/a 30 Road Runner 170,503 69-70 inc. above 68-70  68-70  71  71  71  3,929 1,938 14,218 246 55 72-74  38,239* $18,000  $24,000  $50,000  555,000  $18,000  $25,000  $60,000  $90,000  $30,000  $12,500  $25,000  $50,000  $1/,500  $22,000  $24,000  $55,000  $13,000  521,000  550,000  $11,000  $26,000 $38,000 $85,000 580.000 $28,000 $42,000 $100,000 5125,000 $50,000 $20,000 $34,000 S85,000 526,500 $37,000 $44,000 $85,000 $22,000 $34,000 $80,000 $18,000 10/99  02/05  08 Coupe $8,000  $11,000  57,000  $10,000  511,00  $11,00  518,00  545,00  $7,000  514,00  $25,004  $26,000  535,00  $33,00  565,00  $70,000  $35,00  $70,00  570,00  5350,000  $45,000  $11,000 $15,500 510,000 $15,000 515,500 $18,000 $25,000 $80,000 $11,000 $20,000 $40,000 $42,000 $60,000 $50,000 $95,000 $100,000 $55,000 5120,00 5120,0 0 $550,0 0 $80,000 Convertible 400 Coupe Convertible Trans Am Formula Trans Am Trans Am 455SD Formula 455SD Trans Am 455  Trans Am  Trans Am 10th Anniversary  Trans Am  Turbo Pace Can  Trans Am 15th Anniversary  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  GTO  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  69  70-73  70-73  73-74  73-74  74-76  75-76  71-78  79  79-81  81  84  64  64  65  65  66  66  67  67  68  68  69  69  69  69  70  70  70  70  11  71  71  71  72  73  n/o n/o n/a n/a 697 30,926 11,400 1,155 101 84,230 73,975 $8,500 514,000 513,000 $17,000 $24,000 $9,500 $13,500 $25,000 533,000 $8,500  59,000  513,000 $20,000 519,000 $25,000 540,000 $14,500 $21,000 $33,000 $42,000 (For 400 engine add $4,000 for Ram Air III; for Formula add $1,000 for 455 engine.) Trans Am  162,086 n/o 201,497 n/o 55,374 GTO 24,806 6,644 64,041 11,311 84,148 12,798 72,205 9,517 77,704 9,980 58,126 7,328 6,725 108 32,737 3,615 3,629 168 9,497 357 661 17 5,807 4,806 517,000 $23,000 521,000 524,000 $18,000 $22,000 518,000 $24,000 512,000 516,000 $13,01:10 $17,000 523,000 $55,000 $15,000 $20,000 525,0 555,000 $11,000 $16,000 $23,000 $65,000 $10,500 $7,5 528,000 537,000 530,000 538,000 529,000 537,000 531,000 $38,000 520,000 525,000 520,000 $28,000 $35,000 $90,000 $22,000 532,000 537,000 595,000 $17,500 $26,000 $38,000 5110,0 0 $16,000 $11,500 (For 1964-66 add 25% for Tr-Power; For 1967-69 add 2$ 9/0 In Rom-Air, 40% for Ram-Air III, 75% for Ram-Air IV.) (For 1970-72 add 15% for 455 88.) STUDEBAKER Avanti RI Coupe  Avanti R2 Supercharged Coupe  RICHER VECTOR $110,000  $150,000 THE CPI VALUE GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK BOOK! ;Wad, 4300h" Car. of Paniasrar Interest. CPI Collectible Vehicle Value Guide • Want to know what that '55 Chevy you used to have would be worth today? • Is a late-model Ferrari or Lamborghini on your shopping list? • Interested in sedans from the '40s, cool cars from the '50s or muscle cars of the '60s? • How about exotic cars from AC to Zimmer'? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the CARS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST VALUE GUIDE is for you. Published hi-monthly by Black Book®, it contains values for collectible, luxury, exotic and highline cars and light trucks from 1946 and on. dkaa ,V30.01 Don't make a huge mi$take! -746.70"Anything less is a guess" Call 800-554-1026 today for your FREE sample! 99 63-64  63-64  n/a n/a $14,500  $18,000  $300,000  $23,000  $28,000  $400,000 8/99 2/03 10/02 57,500  $14,000  $6,500  $13,000  $8,000  $15,000 516,000 $14,000 522,000 513,000 520,000 $12,000 Price Range Price Range 1/04


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Going Gonzo For Bonzo He drank, gambled, and had a wicked eye for pretty women, but Bonzo was never violent and never repulsively offensive T he first automobile was no sooner on the road than early motorists were looking for ways to individualize their cars. Long before oversized chromed wheels with spinners, hood ornaments were a common option. If you wanted something a little different, any number of accessory mascots were offered by specialty suppliers. For collectors today, hood ornaments and mascots are fertile ground. Automobile manufacturers were quick to place their company logo and identification on the radiators of their products, and close to 5,000 different marques came and went over the years, so there is no shortage of choices. But the most individual mascots were the ones sold in the aftermarket. These could be changed to suit your whims, with subject matter ranging from the lewd and crude to fine works of sculptured art. The difference in quality between mascots crafted in Europe and those manufactured in America was obvious. American mascots, for the most part, were made of pewter or pot metal, making them more easily mass-produced. They were seldom signed by an artist or designer and, as such, were relatively inexpensive. The European counterparts, specifically those manufactured in France and England, were sold in jewelry stores or by other high-end automotive purveyors. Many were plated in silver or gold, and the higher quality pieces were signed. If you were "of means," you might even go to the extreme of commissioning a personal mascot. A WAGGISH TERRIER Cartoon characters and animals were popular subjects and one that covered both bases was Bonzo, a British bull terrier puppy with one black ear and the other white. Created by George Studdy, in the early '20s Boltz° was the idol of all of England. He appeared in films and was the inspiration for a multitude of commercial toys and games. Candy manufacturers made lollipops, jellybeans, chocolate bars and other confections in his image. Even with his many mischievous and often socially unacceptable habits he became one of the most popular British children's cartoon characters of the era. "He drank, gambled, and had a wicked eye for pretty women, but he was never violent, unkind, or repulsively offensive," or so the saying goes. A comforting symbol of the common man, Bonzo was a natural subject for an automotive mascot. Several variations of Bonzo mascots were produced in the 1920s. One was manufactured by AE Lejeune Ltd., offered in bronze or nickel. It was about six inches in length, though another from the same firm was smaller, measuring about 3 1/2 inches. A more elaborate example was known as the "Telcote Pup," as this image of Bonzo served as the advertising logo for the firm Telcote Ltd. Bonzo mascots frequently turn up at auction. One recently sold on eBay for about $800. RM offered another one at its August Monterey sale; however, it failed to meet the reserve when the bidding stalled at $400. This Bonzo was one of over a dozen mascots RM offered at its Arizona Biltmore auction in January. Sales were not particularly brisk, and this was one of just a few pieces to sell. It was the smaller, more detailed version of Bonzo, and made $518 including the buyer's premium, well below estimates of $650-$950. REAL OR REPOP The big concern in buying mascots is with their origin. Reproduction casting has gotten better to the point that identifying the real thing has become much more difficult. Adding to the problem is the fact that several manufacturers that produced mascots in the era have begun offering reissues, the most prominent of them being Lalique. This most famed mascot constructor offered 27 different glass mascots in the '30s, and is currently offering six new ones made from the original molds. Their signature easily distinguishes these, as the period pieces are signed or cast with "R. Lalique," while the script "Lalique France" identifies the later ones. The glass content has changed over the years as well, so the newer pieces are actually lighter due to the decreased use of lead. There is, as would be expected, a dramatic difference in price. New pieces are sold in the better jewelry and department stores for about Auction:  RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore; Phoenix, AZ ; January 28, 2005 Highlight: Bonzo, The Telcote Pup Automotive Mascot—Lot 009 Estimate: S650-S950 Sale Price: S518, including 15% buyer's premium $500, while the period pieces normally change hands at auctions for prices that start at a couple thousand bucks. Our friend Bonzo is also currently being remanufactured using the old molds, in both sizes. The smaller Bonzo sells for 140 (about $260) and the larger one for £233 (about $440). Both are also offered in different finishes, such as patinated bronze, gold, nickel or silver, for a bit more money. The firm's name has been changed to Louis Lejeune Ltd., and it is currently offering 25 other mascots cast from original molds as well. The availability of reproduction mascots creates an interesting and sobering concern. The reissued Lalique mascots are easily identified, though I'm sure fewer collectors are aware of the availability of the new Lejeune pieces—or able to tell them apart from the old. We can reasonably assume that the major auction companies are vetting their offerings, though in the private market we have no such assurance. There are dozens of mascots offered at any one time on eBay, and if the casual collector is not careful he may think he is bidding on a real Bonzo from the 1930s, but end up with a pup that's only a few weeks old.• 100  Sports Car Market


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Linc The Largest 3 Day Italian Automotive Event in North America 2004 featured the largest gathering of Maserati 450Ss in 45 years Concorso d'Eleganza Skytop Lodge - Skytop, PA Driving Event - Pocono International Raceway - Long Pond, PA Special guests: Legendary engineer, Giotto Bizzarrini • !so Rivolta President, Piero Rivolta • Former Pininfarina & Ghia Designer, Tom Tjaarda. Featuring "The ultimate ride of a lifetime": Rides for charity with Lamborghini factory test driver Valentino Balboni Win a new '05 Lamborghmi Gallardo — Columbus Citizens Foundation — See details on www.columbusraffle.com Proud host of: FCNJ East Coast Annual Ferrari Meet • Lamborghim Owners Club National Meet Maserati Club International – National Owners Meet • Sports Car Market Historic Maserati Reunion lso Bizzarrini Owners Club East Coast Annual Meet • DeTomaso Owners Clubs East Coast Annual Meet Alfa Romeo Owners Club East Coast Festival • American Lancia Club East Coast Reunion. For Complete Details & Registration: wwvv.italiancarsatpocono.com email: italiancars@aol.com • phone: (717) 394 – 7218 (before 5 pm est) or (717) 312-0859 (before 9prn est) lefICHELIA1 ECIENBECK 111■*`1,  " ' Classic Coach sports ca


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene _ 1949-55 Vincent Comet Series C A later Comet offers much of the experience of a V-twin Vincent at a more affordable price T he Brough Superior SS100 was the fastest motorcycle in the world for 14 years—until the 1936 Vincent HRD Rapide beat it at its own game by hitting 110 mph. Today both of these early V-twins command stratospheric prices, stretching up into the six-figure range. But what to do if you're still waiting for your stock portfolio to mature? Consider a Vincent Comet. For impecunious collectors, it's the perfect way to buy into a spectacular heritage on the cheap, while still getting a bike that's a fine (if oily) addition to any garage. Vincent was founded in Stevenage, U.K., in 1928, when Phil Vincent used a $30,000 loan from his father to buy the original HRD company from Howard R. Davies. The young Vincent had designed a cantilever rear suspension system that would be employed on all his bikes. Vincent used JAP engines at the time (as did Brough), but their unreliability led Vincent engineer Phil Irving to design a new 500-cc single in 1934 for the first Comet Series A. Legend has it that as he slid one blueprint for the new engine over another, he came up with the idea for the brilliant 998-cc V-twin that would debut two years later. Indeed, the 45-hp engine that powered the Rapide to its record-setting speed was really just two Comet cylinders mated at a 47-degree angle. Vincent battled with Brough for top-speed bragging rights until World War II, after which Brough disappeared. This left the Rapide, . and later Vincent's Black Shadow and Black Lightning race bike, to rule the motorcycle world until the rise of the Italian and Japanese superbikes some 25 years later. These days, a well-documented Black Lightning can bring $80,000, meaning many wind up as static displays. But a later Comet offers much of the experience of a V-twin Vincent at a more affordable price. Comet valuations have lagged well behind those for the twins, ranging from basket cases for $5,000 to concours bikes at $20k. Series C Comets from 1949-55 are the ones to buy. These have the same frame as the Rapide, including the complex Girdraulic front forks, and are merely missing the rear cylinder. The downside is that Comets weigh almost 400 pounds, nearly as much as a Rapide, with a forward weight bias due to the missing cylinder. But top speed is still a respectable 95 mph, though riders mention extensive vibration 102  1950 Vincent Comet and the tendency for fearsome tankslappers if you push it this far. While the recommended response is to release the handlebars momentarily, that's not easy to do at 80 mph, as any white-faced rider can tell you. The four-speed transmission is also notable for having a clutch that releases quickly, which takes some getting used to. Besides the sporty Comet, Vincent also produced a 500-cc tourer, the Meteor, and a racing version known as the Grey Flash. Soon-to-be world champion John Surtees rode one from 1950 to 1952, when he bought a Norton. By the time Vincent shuttered its doors in 1956, it had produced 3,942 Comets, 128 Meteors, and 31 Grey Flashes. Vincent expert Ron Kemp at Vin-Parts International (www. vintech.co.uk) has been working on the bikes since 1955. He urges anyone looking for a Vincent to take an expert with them, as originality is of paramount concern with the marque. Almost everything on a Vincent is numbered, not just the frames, so it's easy to tell if the bike you're looking at is a bitsa. Factory records are excruciatingly complete, and you can send your serial number to Vincent Owners Club registrar Gordon Powell to get a copy of the build sheet, road test report and shipping order. Details are on the club Web site at www.voc.uk.com. Perfect Comet owner: Thinks Surtees made a mistake when he switched to Norton Rating (***** is best): Fun to ride: **** Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: **** Attention getter: **** Years produced: 1949-55 Number produced: 3,942 Original list price: £273 in 1950 (approx. $682) SCM valuation: $5,000-520,000 Tune-up/major service: under $100 DIY Engine: 499-cc air-cooled, 01W single Transmission: 4-speed Burman Weight: 400 lbs. Engine #: left side of crankcase below cylinder Frame #: left side of headstock (front), left side axle lug (rear) Colors: black or red Weak points in Vincents are typical of British bikes of the era. Kemp warns to watch out for hard starting, which can be caused by weak magnets or a worn timing advance, excessive mechanical noise from worn timing gears, and poor compression, which indicates worn piston rings or valve problems. Fortunately the spares supply is excellent. The hardest thing to find is the brass Comet carburetor, which is not being remanufactured, and the toolkit, which can run to $1,500 for a complete one. Most Vincents are black, though a limited run of 30 red Rapides and 17 red Comets was produced to meet American riders' requests for something gaudier. These are quite rare, as is the one, maybe two, Series D Comets that were built just before the company folded. It was at this time that Vincent started manufacturing most anything to try and stay in business, producing mopeds, lawnmowers, and even rototillers. Now wouldn't those make for some interesting garage mates for your bike?• Sports Cor Market


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Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  PORSCHES FLOORED Under license from Porsche AG, Lloyd Design makes a line of mats with the right fit for most Porsche models, in colors intended to either match or complement the OEM interiors. Available in many colors and embroidery options. Two- or four-piece sets, with trunk mat available separately. Price: $99-$149. Mid America Motorworks, 800.500.1500, www .mamotorworks.com. 2005 CHEVROLET SSR Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best BESPOKE Close to the original wheels supplied for many classic British sports cars from AC, Healey, Jensen, MG, TVR, and others, this Moto-Lita Mark Three wood rim is available in 14" or 15" diameters. Spokes come with either slots or holes and are finished in polished aluminum, with the Moto-Lita logo engraved on one of the spokes. Includes installation hardware. Available with 6- or 9-bolt mounting. Price: $195. Moto-Lita U.S.A. 888.436.9113, www.motolita.com - - QUIET TIME This new 70-mm-thick Extreme Sound Deadener helps reduce road noise and eliminate rattles. Flexible, effective aluminum constraining layer, with adhesive backing for easy installation. Works easily into a project car or restoration; also of use for automotive audiophiles. Resistant to water or mineral oils. Price: $169.99/$289.99 for small/large kits. R-Blox Sound Control, 888.747.2569, www .r-blox.com. • ENHANCED COOL Red Line's WaterWetter helps to eliminate the air bubbles in your coolant and allows it to "cling" to the inside walls of your radiator, increasing the system's effectiveness. Through better heat transfer, it helps keep cylinder head temps under control in performance-tuned cars; June 2005  also reduces the freezing point, elevates the boiling point, and claims to offer increased corrosion protection. 12-ounce bottle treats up to 16 quarts of coolant. Price: $8.95. Red Line, 800.624.7958, www.redlineoil.com .• PRESSURE PRO Likes: 390-hp LS2 V8 offers instant peel-power; 6-speed Tremec "snicks" neatly into gears; nifty retractable hardtop; great exhaust note Gripes: Passenger compartment lacks storage; noisy drivetrain; turbulent at speed with the top down without optional windblocker; poor stereo distorts at the volumes needed for topdown motoring Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: **** Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: With hot-rod style, and the sheer muscle-car power to match, this one's a headturner. Retro done right. Now how about transfering this audacity to the rest of the GM lineup?—Tad Dinsmore Price as tested: $47,500 At your next track day, use what the motorsports pros do. This serious air pressure gauge boasts an accuracy within 0.5%, repeatable to 0.1 psi, and reads from 0-100 psi. It automatically compensates for temperature and humidity, and a peak hold feature allows the most precise reading. Includes carrying case, along with 20" Goodyear hose and 45-degree swivel nozzle with bleeder. Price: $295. Intercomp, 800.328.3336, www.intercomp-racing.com . 2005 CADILLAC CTS-V Price as tested: $54,940 Likes: Looks much improved over the "old folks" Caddies of the recent past; luxury sedan comfort, but feels like a BMW M series when pushed Gripes: Plastic interior pieces feel cheap; foot brake feels out of place in a performance car; clutch takeup difficult to feel; harsh ride Fun to drive: ***** Fun to look at: *** Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: One small step for GM, one giant leap for Cadillac. Minor issues aside, this is the first new Caddy I'd consider parking next to my daily driver, a rally-modified Subaru WRX.—TD. • 103


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Mystery Photo Answers The 440 Wedge and the Hemi are essentially the same engine ; only the heads are different. —Steve Pasteiner, Birmingham, MI RUNNER UP: Well, Spider, I like - the result, but it's not exactly what I meant when I asked you to find out if the redhead would work on the engine.—Peter Feigert, Brownsburg, IN Once the Fiat finally got to the West Coast, Editor Martin handed it over to Jesse James.—David Carlson, Seattle, WA Being new to the hot rod hobby, Jeff totally misunderstood the phrase "replacing the heads."—Jed Wakeham, Traverse city, AH The devil made me do it.—Rob Bennett, Beulah, MI Dentist to deceased patient's family: "If I told him once, I told him a thousand times, gold and silver are fine for crowns, but never chrome. Chrome will kill you every time."—Chuck Hart, Denver, CO The novel intake system really fooled the tech inspectors by allowing the engine builder to bypass the restrictor plate with a tracheotomy.—Bill Mihalic, Rochester, MI "Wow, honey! Great birthday present! But when I asked for a header in my car, that's not what I had in mind."—Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA cal mass during the Grateful Dead Sunday radio show in a blinding flash of creativity.—Rene Bourget, Bellevue, WA After failing high school geometry again, Jesse decided to quit school and bring his doodles to life... even if he doesn't amount to anything.—Ben Fretti, via e-mail Knowing it would be hard to up the ante of excitement, Barrett-Jackson takes on its first consignment car for 2006, with a promised appearance by Skeletor to hype it.—Peter Engquist, Boeing, WA Gomer wasn't prepared to see 20 years' worth of work disappear, with what the ex had done after receiving title to his totally stock truck in the divorce settlement. He then partially Understandably, Keith Martin's favorite show car was rarely seen on display.—John Fontaine, Westport, CT After teaching fifth grade for 40 years, Sister Mary Lucifer would often supplement her retirement income by keeping spectators away from show cars while the owners took a lunch break.- --Tim Stremel, Vancouver, WA Bob's obsession with Halloween, hot-rodding, and "Terminator" movies achieved criti- regretted running off with her sister.—Timothy Flanagan, Prospect, CT George Barris meets Arnold Schwarzenegger. Zero to freaky in four seconds flat!—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Thanks to Steve Pasteiner for sharing this teachable moment with us. In return, he is the winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney's USAppraisal.—ED.* This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 104  Sports (or Market


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 Better than Mad Magazine.—Mike Nottage, Hingham, MA More coverage on the actual work of restoration would be very helpful. What does it take to replace the rusted floors in an E-type?—George Squyers, Flagstaff AZ. It S very simple: money. Lots of money—ED. I've been a subscriber since February 1994, and the magazine's evolution is a testimonial to Keith and the team's commitment to excellence.—Lloyd Dahlen, La Jolla, CA Please include coachbuilder on prewar cars and horsepower on Brass Age Longley, Atlanta, GA When will you correct the first production year for XK 150S OTS from 1959 to 1958 in your Price Guide?— Marcus Auer, Badn, Switzerland Try to like Peugeots a little more.— Victor Van Tress, West Hills, CA Continuing sagas like "America by FIAT' are worth the subscription price. Give us more!—Michael Fleming, Houston, TX Comments With Your Renewal Less Porsche, Ferrari, etc., and more about buying, qualifying and restoring "lesser" cars.—Albert Mitchell, New York, NY I like what you are doing. The magazine has come a long way since '97. You're making improvements all the time. I really like the Fiat you haven't gotten yet. Keep up the fine work.— Mike Hall, Severn, MD. We may not I know when SCM arrives I won't see much of my husband. Then he will call our son David, and they will enjoy it together. His love of cars keeps him off the streets and out of the bars. A great hobby.—Mrs. William Tobin, McPherson, KS SCM is the best magazine. The variety is excellent, including the bikes.— Bruce Caswell, Beverly, MA Your magazine is starting to look like the Ferrari and Porsche collector's guide. Boring!—Jess Marker, Tacoma, WA have it in our possession yet, Mike, but we at least got to see it/or a few days at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale.—ED. I continue to enjoy your magazine. I wouldn't mind some follow-up post-auction stories after the guys get their cars home.—Ron Grensky, Jacksonville, OR Your one-page reviews of these cars are my favorite sections, especially when discussing less familiar cars. Regarding the European auctions, I think you go a little excessive on all the reviews of Rolls-Royces when there might be a lot of other interesting foreign cars to review. Still, the best auto magazine in the U.S. I'm glad I discovered it —Roy Girasa, Van Nuys, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughuid comments and your renewal.—ED.* John  cal/Silver at • Cars Pictured: 1957 Messersmitz KR-200 and 1962 Citroen, from Mitch's Personal Collection, available for sale at $23,000 and $8,900 respectively. upoomIng Evan May " *Reno in the Spring - May 7-8th - 200 cars DAA -Spokane, Washington -May 11th -150 cars Puyallup, WA - May 21st - 125 cars 3une Coeur d'Alene, ID - June 18th - 150 cars *Jackson Hole, WY - July 2nd-3rd - 150 cars July 'Reno, NV - Aug. 4-7th - 850 cars August *Sun Valley, ID - Sep. 3-4th - 250 cars September Portland, Oregon - Oct. 1st - 150 cars October Spokane, Washington - Nov. 5th - 100 cars NoveMber *Arizona in the Fall - Nov. 1243th - 200 cars * Flagship Auction *Premier Auction COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS Presented by Silver Auctions 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com June 2005 105 SilverA Ructions/47C Reno Hot estotatioris ustotpRodiand presents: 4uguolMohts40.04, Reno /Sparks Hagship Collector Car quction August 4-7 2005 Over 800 cars auctiCenter oned during Convention this 4-day event good spot are ll available!  the Consign novv ky Still s  An estimated 200 cars wN be auctioned at this 2 day event Saturday • E  NTRY FEES: Ran • Vehicles with & Sunc/ay. For more info, or hotel accommod1-800-255-4485 M-F, PST. ' Vehicles with a Reserve - 7% ($300 Minimum) No Reserve - 4% ($150 Minimum) COMMISSIONS ge From $100 - $300 for selling a vehicle and Spring Into Reno consign your car today! imam, Coakilap CIP41 ; Mays 7-8th, 2005 Tha 411114119 Iglygot Hotel/Cosby° ations


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1937 MG SA Matching number, special equipment ; red with tan leather, black top. Not a restored car, but a fanatically maintained original with recent, professional, documented engine, transmission and suspension rebuild by marque specialist. Drive anywhere with complete confidence. $59,500 firm. Matthew L. deGormo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.degarmoltd .com. (CT) 1955 Austin Healey 100 4 (M specs) - - Tickford DHC. Total body-off restoration including body wood, driveline, brakes, interior, and chrome. Rare, charming and practical car for any event or tour. Many show awards. Fully documented. $90,000. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1951 Land Rover Series One Rebuilt engine, gypsy crank, large SU's, 72-spoke wheels, front disc brakes, large Al gas tank outside filler. New upholstery, paint, tires. Mille Miglia eligible. €25,000 +011.39.0438.85649. (Italy) 1956 MGA Total concours restoration, street & competition race ready, high performance options, superb craftsmanship & fit, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/ Sell. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1962 Bentley SII Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe 80 inch w/trailer & Climax FW. Fastidious restoration using NOS parts. Governor, Capstan, PTO, Rotoflare. Matching Brockhouse trailer with Coventry Climax Firepump! http://pg.photos.yohoo. com/ph/lromanosky/my_photos . 403.232.6400. (Canada) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK 120 with a (-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct (-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a by to drive and very fast. Experience period (-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www .continentalautosports.com. 630.655.3535. (IL) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster 1958 Roadster Recent engine rebuild. New clutch. New tires. Drives very well. Factory a/c. Good original interior. Some seat restoration required. LHD. Can email more photos. $28,000 ono. Lauchlan Marshall +61.3.9723.3559, +61.412.530.612. anita_ marshall@moldflow.com . (Australia) Ground-up restoration. Porsche Guards Red. Wide whitewalls. 72-spoke chrome wheels. Drive or show today. S28,500. 815.964.4932 (days), 815.389.0197 (evenings) or krupelectric@aol.com . (IL) Caribbean Blue with beige leather. Two Southern California owners. Sold new to Wilt Chamberlain. 75k miles. Just restored. Air and full power. Exceptional condition. #BC99LCZ. Charles Crail. 805.568.1934. www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1963 MOB 1973 Chevron B24 F5000 blueprinted motor. All documentation. BR Green, tan Connolly leather and Wilton wool carpets, all weather equipment, chrome wires, stainless exhaust, electronic ignition, overdrive. Drive anywhere, win trophies. $29,500. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.degarmoltd.com . (CT) 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage GT Full DB4 GT body work. Aston Green, restoration nearing completion. FIA papers. S150,000.00 For more information you may contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford464@direcway .com. (VA) 1961 Jaguar E Type FHC - Series ll car in original condition with just 49,000 miles. Known history from new, well documented. Silver, original black leather, absolutely rust free, always well maintained. A fantastic car in lovely original condition. Call for price. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.degormoltd. corn (CT). 1969 Jaguar E Type - Genuine TR5 PI LHD. 150-hp fuel-injected Triumph. Chassis 1CP 1766 LP; engine CP 1811E. Complete trim and bodging. Original owner's manual. Driver. 212.381.4949, gbidder5@aol .com. (NY) 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster Original V8 Ford lay-down offset roadster with history, photos, etc. Body all steel and aluminum with big, round, tube chassis. Holibrand quick change, Tr-Power, etc. Nice. $27,500 obo. Please call 805.466.1015. (CA) 1959 Triumph TR3A I  11/11119 V-6 Buick, built and balanced. Muncie 4-speed, all steel flares, roll bar, etc. Pro-built, absolutely no rust ever, always garaged. Beautiful and fast. $9,500 obo. 805.466.1015. (CA) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster Nice driver, restored several years ago, tight and usable, not rusty, black over red with a black interior. $29,000, Trades? See photos on www .continentalautosports.com. 630-655-3535. (IL) 1968 Triumph TR5 Best one on the planet, period. $50,000 spent on body-off, concours restoration, balanced and 106  One of ten. The 1973 F5000 European Championship-winning car (Team VDS/Teddy Pilette). Huge history. Currently vintage raced with many wins. Professionally prepared and documented: build sheets, crack test certificates and films, dyno sheets, original blueprints, photos and receipts. All new, Kinsler-injected, aluminum-head, Carillo-rod 5.0liter V8 with all the latest technology, including ceramics. Everything new or painstakingly restored including, but not limited to, new DG 300 with triple-disc clutch, custom Koni shocks, five-stage dry sump system, suspension, wiring, and fuel cells. New paint, all else polished or plated. Too much to list. Extensive spares and race supplies. Top-level Formula 1 standards and preparation. If you want the best, this is it. $135,000 (far less than the cost of the latest freshening). Street trades considered, up or down. Stan Beck 206.223.1344; becks@lanepowell.com . (WA) Sports Car Market


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SCM1 Showcase Gallery 1976 Triumph TR6 Convertible Very good condition, excellent driving vehicle. Absolutely no rust. Duel exhaust, electronic ignition, new top, new original equipment size and type tires. 434.352.8593. (VA) 1986 Jaguar XJS S/N WPOZZZ99Z1S695148. Pristine example of this very low production Porsche supercar. Originally sold in Paris to hockey great Wayne Gretzky. California BAR sticker. 10,600 original miles. $112,500. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) Dark gray metallic exterior/black interior. V12, auto, air, all documentation, 38,800 miles, all original, excellent condition. $9,000. Contact Gary at 831.484.0218 or Itwks@aol.com . (CA) 2003 Lotus Esprit Owned since 1978. Photo documentation of 5year restoration. Trophy winner, Lime Rock & Greenwich Concours. Includes brochures, manuals, Triton trailer; drive in, trailer her home! S18,500. 908.806.4578. dee_stix@yahoo.com . (NJ) 1967 Mercedes-Benz 25051 IILION1i11111,ilioiFliii ill ill I Irl Turbocharged V8. New car with only 1k miles. 2year factory warranty. CD, OZ wheels, both tops, forced sale, $69,500. 805.279.2402. (CA) FRENCH 1950 Talbot Logo T26G5 Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. perfect as-new condition! 1.2k miles. Canepa Design. 831.423.5704. www.canepa.com (CA) Spectacular original car. Documented history. Flawless body and point, wonderful original interior. Books, tools, original radio, two tops, dark blue with gray leather, automatic, power steering. Fully sorted and serviced, ready today for spring touring. $32,500/offer. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.degarmoltd.com . (CT) 1980 Mercedes Benz 45051 - Like new, Champagne with dark brown top & leather interior. Back seat option, a/c and all other options work perfectly. Must sell, make offer. James Kotzamanis, 847.949.4303, jameskatzacs.com . (IL) S/N 110123. Fully restored and rare Franay fastback coupe. Outstanding condition. Past Pebble Beach participant. Runs strong, and with preselector gearbox great for any event. $350,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) GERMAN 1955 Mercedes-Benz 30051. Gullwing Silver/red, the odometer shows only 21,000 miles, which we believe to be accurate. Outstanding mechanicals, beautiful original interior, high quality re-spray just completed (hardware and windows removed, paint stripped, new paint, new rubber, VIN# WDBDA34D9HF326030. Loaded with full power and the original factory 16V engine by Cosworth. An excellent value at $7,000. 917.620.8158. (NY) 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E 16V - Brilliant silver with charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless Go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, xenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Conepa Design. 831.423.5704. www.canepa.com . (CA) ITALIAN 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Chassis 11133. Exceptional driver. Dark red with tan leather and black carpets. Paint and interior are recent and very nice. We have just completed a comprehensive inspection and service. All equipment is in working order and the car drives as it should. $62,900. Call for more details. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG - All steel body, 350/400 hp Chevy. Superb condition, ready for show and driving. Classic Showcase, Buy/ Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase .com. (CA) 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnfweinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton One-owner time warp car. CA black plates. 95k miles total, 10k on rebuilt original engine. No disappointments. Can e-mail many photos. $14,900. Brian 619.957.2147 or lotus@inetworld.net . (CA) AMERICAN 1929 Ford Street Rod Roadster 2002 Porsche 612 Black/black, 1750 engine with Webers. New suspension, transmission, interior, top, wheels (Punasports), tires. Very solid car—runs and drives great. Contact for tech data and pictures. $14,000. 720.488.0542 or pri21@msn.com . (CO) 1967 Fiat 850 Sport Coupe etc.) Must see. $325,000. Call for further details. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1957 BMW Isetta 2001 Porsche 612 1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Vehicle No. 243411. California car. Very nice older www.firraribuj.com +2500 Ferrari - Lambo ihjnjforIe 108 Sports Car Market


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restoration. Drives very well. Cream outside, burgundy interior. V8/Cord Club certified. Asking $85,000.1. Walker. 626.799.3799. (CA) 1962 Holynsld Formula Intercontinental 1983 Trihawk 3 Wheeler Auto, a/c, power steering. Original number matching big block. Excellent original condition. Classic Showcase, Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100. www .classicshowcase.com . (CA) WANTED: 1953-62 Corvettes Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail joys1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Exciting and historically important early '60s American mid-engined formula car with period wins and records. Restored by constructor. Excellent condition. $59,500. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1965 Chevy El Camino 350 One of 100, factory built. 1300-cc Citroen-powered. With top and zip-inside curtains. Completely serviced, ready to go, parts easily available. Trihawk Web site, www.designmassif.com/trihawk . $13,000, S.F. bay area. Contact Larry at trihawk4sale@aol Aim. (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV Must have wire wheels, and be in very good to excellent condition. Bill Schley, 262.966.7136, 800.488.0758, bill@billschley.com. (WI) 2004 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail Prefer to pay for the best example but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Contact John Weinberger. 630.655.3535. (IL) MISCELLANEOUS AC 2.6 Ford Ruddspeed Engine Fresh stage 4. 40 D Coe Webers, Mays head, twinplate clutch on light flywheel, much more. 5-speed. 19 Gearbox. Ron Leonard. 970.259.0108. (CO* KURTIS 500 S Many custom upgrades. Superb recent restoration. Classic Showcase, Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100. vnvw.classirshowcase.com . (CA) 1968 Chevy Chevelle 55396 New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design. 831.423.5704. www.canepa.com . (CA) We're 9zettz' ectv lic‘c'eue PCTiettiais ....Breathing New Life Into Classic Jaguars An original Kurtis-Kraft 500 S competition sports car professionally restored by Roy Brizio in 2003. Show condition with less than 1,000 miles. Sid Chavers MB-Tex interior. 283 ci V8, 5 speed trans, 9 inch rear, torsion bar suspension, Halibrand wheels, and fuel cell. Car was featured in December 2004 Super Rod magazine. California title and license. Car can be seen in Napa, California by appointment. Price $127,000 WARREN WETTERLUND 808 822 0788 (HI) warmargealoha.nel Classic Showcase is looking to purchase... Original, Project, Driver, Show Driver Jaguars and other classic collectibles. 40 Creating Show Winners and Great Dri;veris. Current restoration openings available - please enguirel '4111C orld Classpestoration Facilities I I I .5 Acres!. 40,000 Sq. Ft. Enclosed  I  Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehiclest 12 Showrooms 0 Plus YearsTExperience ir I'D RATHER BE USING ww classicshowcase.com ales. 760.758.6100 Restoration: 760 758 6199 Eat 760.758.0600 Order ourIfl. 1ff Quarterly Newsletter at management@classicshowcase.com June 2005 Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. 1 FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 109


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Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . wvvw.barrett-jackson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. vvww.butterfields.com. (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. vvww.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2699, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com . (NY) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. www.mecumauction.com . Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, Ont. NOP 1AO. www .rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 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. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, Connecticut area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage .com. (TX) Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com. (FL) INSPECTIONS USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www .blackhawkcollection.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) When you need the jab done right Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) AUTOMOBILIA Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silver-auctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one 110  Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) VIR Gallery. 336.210.5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com , www.virgallery.com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com; www .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European 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. sales@fantasyjunction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com, www .concourstransport.com. (WA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-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, relocations. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com . (CT) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Ann Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more Sports Car Market


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Resource Directory Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www .parishheacock.com. (FL) coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing .com. (CT) Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience 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. www.whynotlease.com. (CT) RESTORATION - GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Performance Restoration. 440.9683655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44024. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/ info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www .vantaaj.com. (CO) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 1416. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and 112  downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy .com. (NC) The Colorado Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION if/At-aye Ratheg S'eltiyee4 bet. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices.com. (CT) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.6433225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JIVE Restorations, Inc. 503.6433225, 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. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.aston- martin-lotus.com. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus .com. (MA) WWW.AUTOMOTIVEAESTORATIONS.COM 7t7N Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 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 . (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 63L425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www .autosport-designs.com . (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) ships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com. (KY) WWW.AUTOMMIVERFSTORATIONS.COM Rolls-Royce/Bentley ( erN Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203377.6745, 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 . (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnz:ght Delivery CALL MONTE SHELTON JAGUAR: JA 1-800-819-5681  msl 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors champion- Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750.ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .international-auto.com . (VA) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.5243636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates. 831338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www .alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. corn for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. 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FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI / WWWAUTOMOTIVEMSTORATIONS,COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 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 . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www .dearbomauto.com. (MA) ... T Mercedes-Benz WWWAITIOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM , / t'71,‘ 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. -Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.4963000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modem exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com, www .familyclassiccars.com. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com. (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com. constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 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. (CA) 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. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) June 2005 Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 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 . (CT) 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classieshowcase.com . (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Porsche 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 . (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Shelby 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) Shelby American Automobile Club. 860364.0449, fax PARTS AND ACCESSORIES .0711 .5'47/A' Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can be ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution centers. www.greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) REM ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com, krouse.com. (CA) TRAVEL Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com. (OR). www.alfapartscatalog.corn 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. vvww.reoriginals corn. (TX) BMW WWW.AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS.COM / Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203377.6745, fax Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! '(Original parts and hard to find NOS. / Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and afiermarket parts. '(High performance components. Full line ofAlfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. '(Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com 113


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@•"Al "tC1 -1 Carl Bomstead One unlucky soul traveled to Indianapolis to pick up his car—and was robbed of $9,000 for his trouble I nternet buyers are not only being scanuned by exotics for sale in Indonesia, as recounted on page 28 of this issue. I've just learned about a seller in Indianapolis who is reputed to have been offering desirable muscle cars on eBay Motors, then robbing bidders at gunpoint when they came to pick up their cars. Five different buyers traveled to Indianapolis, and while four became suspicious of the deal and EBAY #7139388398— GILMORE OIL COMPANY OIL BARREL. First Bid: $200. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $999.99. Date: 3/9/2005. Gilmore stuff always brings top money, even more so if it is unique and in good condition. This 120-pound gear oil barrel was both. Used as a corner lamp stand at Bryan Oil Company, the last Gilmore distributor in Los Angeles, it was never filled, and the exterior was in good condition except for some paint drippings. For any other brand this would be silly money, but for anything with the Gilmore Lion, logic goes out the window. 01(14:1 EBAY MOTORS #4532550676 — PACKARD TIRE GAUGE. First Bid: $4. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $154.49. Date: 3/9/2005. This gauge had a reproduction face, stem and gasket, so Packard tire gauges now join the list of fakey-doos we have to be wary of. This vendor was honest about what he was selling, but don't bet on others being so up-front. These gauges have been difficult items to find, but it looks like that will soon change. EBAY MOTORS EBAY #6516026336— AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT BY A. DELM, NUDE ATTACKED BY EAGLE. First Bid: El. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: £1,500 (approx. $2,804.48). Date: 3/12/2005. This unusual mascot was sculpted in France between 1920 and 1925 by A. Delm. In that era, thousands of different mascots were available, so for a few dollars you could add a different one to the hood of your car to suit your taste. That said, an eagle attacking a naked woman seems like an odd choice in customization. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) 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. 114  #7956175557—PRE-1916 WASHINGTON STATE LICENSE PLATE. First Bid: $45. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $959. Date: 2/27/2005. The State of Washington first issued license plates in 1916; prior to that motorists would fashion their own. Most of these were made of leather and few have survived the ravages of time, making them 1YEAr EBAY #7138217525— VINTAGE GOODYEAR TIN TIRE SIGN. First Bid: $99. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $2,623.40. Date: 3/5/2005. This is a neat old tin sign dating to the turn of the century, and featuring the early winged-foot Goodyear logo. It was in decent condition, with some damage to the lower left corner, but still presentable. A similar sign was offered by a well-known dealer at Hershey last year for $25,000, so this one looks cheap (or the dealer's was wildly overpriced, your choice). THE CHECKEREI; FLAG nits highly sought-after by license plate collectors. While this seems like a bunch of money for a piece of leather and some numbers, the price paid was in line with similar recent sales. left before facing the barrel, one unlucky soul followed through and was robbed of $9,000 for his trouble. The accused could face 24 years in the gray-bar hotel, presumably without Internet privileges. On the other hand, here are a few auction sales we found that appeared to be on the up and up, though don't say we didn't warn you about the Packard tire pressure gauge. EBAY #7137908393—SALESMAN'S SAMPLE SINCLAIR/MOBILINE OIL CAN. First Bid: $399. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $538.85. Date: 3/3/2005. Though it's hard to describe an oil can as "cute," this little 3 1/2-inch round can was just that. It was in excellent condition, with different oil company logos on each side. It's hard to comment on the price paid here, as I have never seen another one, but I do wish it were resting on one of my display shelves. EBAY #6513445276—THE CHECKERED FLAG BY PETER HELCK. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $76.98. Date: 2/26/2005. This is a coffee table book covering the history of road racing in America from 1895 to 1916. It was first published in 1961, and is a must-have for any automotive library. The book appeared to be in excellent condition, with the dust cover looking like new. Copies of the book usually sell for upwards of $100, so this would have to be regarded as a wise purchase.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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