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$35m—Complete Amelia Coverage / 171 Cars Rated by Our Experts Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Along Came a SPydeR Porsche RS 61 Makes Record $1.7m at Amelia Island June 2010 www.sportscarmarket.com '67 275 GTB/4—Steel Makes $1.7m, Alloy Makes $1.3m. Why? Bitsa Bugatti Bargain—'28 Type 35C Grand Prix at $900k Six Key Collectors Reveal Their Best-Buy Picks $1.7m for the Best Closed Duesie

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Sports CarMarket Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 38 Ferrari 275—A duo of 4-cams June 2010 . Volume 22 . Number 6 48 Porsche RS 61—A stunning sale 50 Duesenberg J—Murphy's greatest sedan IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 38 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy—$1,265,000 / RM 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Steel—$1,650,000 / RM Precious metal vs. Platinum restoration. The market speaks. Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 44 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback—$251,415 / Bonhams Mulliner good looks elevate this posh four-seater to big money. Paul Hardiman ETCETERINI 46 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix—$900,000 / Gooding Matching mechanicals make it an overlooked bargain. Julius Kruta GERMAN 48 1961 Porsche RS 61 Spyder—$1,705,000 / Gooding Record result for a genuine “giant killer.” Miles Collier AMERICAN 50 1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Sport Berline—$1,705,000 / RM Appropriately priced for the best of the closed Duesies. John Apen RACE 52 1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite—$44,000 / RM Real-deal racer with FIA papers and period go-fast parts. Thor Thorson Cover photograph by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 171 Cars Examined and Rated at Six Sales GOODING & COMPANY 56 Amelia Island, FL: $2.8m Voisin C20 leads the way at Gooding's $16.1m inaugural Amelia Island Auction. Donald Osborne RM AUCTIONS 68 Amelia Island, FL: RM's staple auction makes $19.2m, headlined by lots from the John O'Quinn Collection. Carl Bomstead MCCORMICK 84 Palm Springs, CA: Rain can't stop the bidding at McCormick's 48th auction, where 280 of 486 lots total $4.8m. Carl Bomstead H&H AUCTIONS 96 Warwickshire, UK: Race and rally cars highlight a $1.3m day at Race Retro. Paul Hardiman SILVER AUCTIONS 106 Portland, OR: Affordable classics and a few oddities total $422k at Silver's Spring Portland event. Paul Duchene EBAY MOTORS 114 Specials and show cars to set you apart. Geoff Archer

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34 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Buckets of fun Keith Martin 28 Affordable Classic DBS, a boat lifted by the Aston tide Rob Sass 30 Legal Files One VIN, multiple cars, so which is “real?” Martin Emmison 42 Sheehan Speaks More on the 4-cams at Amelia Michael Sheehan 116 Bike Buys Daytona Bike Week, more than just a party Ed Milich 130 eWatch Packard porcelain hits $18,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 26 Collectors' Roundtable: Pick one car over $500k, one under $100k—six experts weigh in 32 Mullin Museum: French Art Deco in Oxnard 34 Amelia Concours: The East Coast's finest 36 SCM Events: Consignment tours and seminars DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line 14 Contributors 18 You Write, We Read 20 Display Advertisers Index 22 Time Pieces: Omega Military 22 Neat Stuff: The last Viper 24 In Miniature: Aston Martin DBS 24 Speaking Volumes: Monocoques & Ground Effects 80 Alfa Bits 88 Glovebox Notes: 2009 Porsche 911 C2 S; 2010 Piaggio P.180 Avanti II 92 Our Cars: 2008 Porsche 550 Spyder replica 115 Fresh Meat: 2009 Aston Martin DBS; 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider; 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera 118 Mystery Photo 118 Comments with Your Renewal 120 SCM Weekly Poll Results 122 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory Neil Rashba

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Buckets of Fun N ot all who wander are lost.” That's a fitting description of the day I spent trolling for treasure at the Portland Swap Meet. The largest event of this type on the West Coast, it has over 4,200 vendor booths and attracts more than 50,000 gearheads. But that's not the end of it. Right next door, Portland International Raceway simultaneously hosts another swap meet, with an additional 1,000 booths arrayed around the entire race track. So you're faced with over 5,000 vendors, all hoping to make their junk your jewels. Each year, I vow not to return to this Neanderthal way of buying and selling parts, and each year, there I am, seeking and searching like an automotive archaeologist in the midst of a giant automotive landfill. I've written before about swap meets underhood modifications, and the finished package will include a pair of Flowmasters and a set of 15″ x 7″ Torq Thrust mags. My wife connected me with her good friend Jeff Leonard, owner of Classic Industries, and his company has been a terrific source of parts. The stuff they don't repop, like the side spears, rear drip rail, and rear taillight assemblies, have caused us to become on a first-name basis with the surprisingly numerous vintage American-car wrecking yards in the area. Kicking tires, again Just to make sure all our rabid SCMers With SCMer Dean Sprecher, trying out the SCM Nova seats being icons of a time gone by, representing an era before the Internet, before blogs and before email. In fact, the six car clubs that put on the Portland Swap Meet are indicative of the demographics of the event. They are the Historical Automobile Club of Oregon, the Horseless Carriage Club of Oregon, the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, the Model A Ford Club of America, the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, and the Rose City Model T Club. No Pagani Zonda User's Group or Friends of McLaren F1s in this bunch. I came away from this year's event with a slightly different, more thoughtful perspective. But that's probably because after six hours of meandering around with the purposefulness of a blind cave fish, I scored. Enter the SCM Cruise-In Special My wife Wendie and I have embarked on our first SCM restoration project together. While wasting time on Craigslist one night, I came across a listing for a 1964 Chevy Nova wagon, a relatively rare factory 283 small-block car with a column-shift 3-speed. I'd like to say that I'd always wanted one, but in fact, Novas were somewhere just below Pacers on my list of automotive must-haves. But the allure of the iconic Chevy V8 and small-car packaging was irresistible. I'm sure a Nova geek somewhere will be able to tell us just how many '64 Nova wagons with a 3-speed manual, V8, and chrome rooftop luggage rack were built, and we'll give him a free SCM cap when he does. Here's our vision for our Chevy Speciale: We're converting the tranny to a floor-mounted Saginaw 4-speed with Hurst competition linkage and a white cue ball, of course, at the end of the chrome shifter. We're going with a pair of buckets, which was the primary reason we were at the swap meet. An Edelbrock Performer manifold and four-barrel will be the only don't break into a cold sweat and worry that we've gone over to the dark side—of giant pistons, spaghetti-noodle suspensions, and anemic brakes (i.e., classic American cars), the Volvo 544, Mercedes ponton, Land Rover 88, Porsche Boxster S, and Alfa Giulia Spider Veloce remain the center of the extremely unfocused SCM Collection. (And then there's the two-wheeled amalgamation, led by our 1973 Piaggio Ciao moped and our most recent acquisition, a 1964 Newport Ferrari—yes, Ferrari!—tandem bicycle.) Quite simply, the Nova represents a combination of quirkiness, affordability, and a chance to dabble in the American car world. The restorer of the Nova, Brian Ross, and I had been walking up and down the aisles for hours, in a fruitless search for trim, a tachometer for the center of the SS gauge package, and the bucket seats. For someone accustomed to typing in a couple of phrases in Google and having relevant responses pop back in seconds, the sheer chaos of a swap meet is frustrating at best and infuriating at worst. I always wonder why swap meets can't have a central web site login where vendors who wished to do so could list some of the types of stuff they will be bringing. Ross and I were chatting with a fellow who had a pair of 1965 GTO seats for $400, and he was “pretty sure they would fit into a Nova.” As we walked away, a gentleman came up to us and said, “Nova seats? You want Nova seats? I've got Nova seats! Just follow me.” Like hounds who had finally found a scent, we trailed him across the lot. The seller, Dean Sprecher, of Corvette Specialties Inc., turned out to be an SCMer and a Corvette Market advertiser. The seats were in rebuildable condition; for no good reason, I immediately posted a picture of them to my Facebook account. Two-hundred dollars was the friendly price, and they're on the way to the upholstery shop now. In the end, swap meets today are a way to spend a day or two run- ning into old friends, kicking a few tires, and maybe hauling something home. They're not efficient, and especially if you don't find something you're looking for, they can be real time-wasters. But with my buckets in the back of my truck, I drove away a happy guy. And ready to come back next year—driving the SCM Nova. ♦ 8 Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Jim Pickering RM Auctions— The Pate Museum Collection Where: Cresson, TX When: June 5 More: www.rmauctions.com A total of 43 vehicles from the Pate Museum will be sold at no reserve during this one-day event, located just south of Fort Worth. Among the cars offered will be a 1935 Pierce Arrow V12 Silver Arrow, a 1903 Cadillac Rear-Entrance tonneau, a 1935 Aston Martin Mk III tourer, a 1929 Packard 645 7-Passenger touring, and a 1950 ZIM Russian limousine. Bonhams— The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Where: Greenwich, CT When: June 6 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 44/89 cars sold / $4.4m This third annual event, held in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, will highlight over 30 Italian cars from a private collection, including a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, estimated at $250k to $350k. Other consignments include a 1930 Duesenberg Model J La Grande torpedo replica, a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, a 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II coupe, and a 1960 RollsRoyce Silver Cloud II drophead coupe formerly owned by singer/ songwriter Lester Braunstein. Mecum Auctions—St. Paul Auction Where: St. Paul, MN When: June 18–19 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 99/188 cars sold / $1.7m Held alongside the Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back to the '50s weekend, this annual sale at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds typically sees a good selection of hot rods, customs, and muscle cars on the auction block. This year's event has been expanded to fill two days, and with a number of cars typically selling here below $30k, it's a great place to find that next Friday night cruise-in driver. Bonhams— Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars Where: Northamptonshire, UK When: June 19 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 28/33 cars sold / $1.5m Rolls-Royce and Bentley will take center stage at Rockingham Castle at this 22nd annual auc- 10 Last year: 117/274 cars sold / $5.9m Mecum's annual all-Corvette Lamborghini Miura at Bonhams Greenwich tion, again held alongside the annual Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club rally. As one of the only annual events focused exclusively on the two marques, it tends to draw an array of high-quality examples, including the 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi-de-Belges tourer that made $546,975 here in 2009. RM Auctions—Classic Muscle and Modern Performance Where: San Diego, CA When: June 19 More: www.rmauctions.com A collection of over 80 vintage and modern muscle cars will be featured at this all-no-reserve event, taking place at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. Consignments include a handful of 1969 Camaro Z/28 coupes, a 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 convertible, a 1967 Chevelle SS 396 2-door hard top, a 1965 Chevelle Z16 2-door hard top, two 1969 Corvette L88 coupes, a 2005 Ford GT coupe, and a healthy grouping of modern offerings from BMW's M division and Mercedes-Benz's AMG high-performance brand. Mecum Auctions— Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction Where: St. Charles, IL When: June 25–26 More: www.mecum.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 1—BUD WARD Tupelo, MS 1—ICA Dallas, TX 1—RM Monte Carlo, MCO 1—VANDERBRINK Anamosa, IA 3—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 8—BUD WARD Fort Worth, TX 8—BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS Carmel, CA 8—MIDAMERICA St. Paul, MN 8—VANDERBRINK Hartford, SD 12—SILVER Spokane, WA 13—AUCTIONS AMERICA Raleigh, NC 14-16—AUBURN AUCTIONS Auburn, IN 15-16—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Reno, NV 15—VANDERBRINK Sioux Falls, SD 19-23—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 21-22—MIDAMERICA St Paul, MN 22—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, UK 22—CHEFFINS Bradworthy, UK 22—SILVER Salt Lake City, UT 22—VANDERBRINK Ludington, MI 31—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS JUNE 4-5—MOTOEXOTICA St Louis, MO 5—RM Cresson, TX 6—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 11-13—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 12—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Sioux Falls, SD 12—MIDAMERICA Rhinebeck, NY 14-15—BARONS Surrey, UK 18-19—MECUM St. Paul, MN 19—BONHAMS Northamptonshire, UK 19—ICA Birmingham, AL 19—SILVER Coeur d'Alene, ID 19—RM San Diego, CA 25-26—MECUM St. Charles, IL 25-27—BARRETTJACKSON Costa Mesa, CA 26—VANDERBRINK Grand Rapids, MN JULY 2—BONHAMS Chichester, UK 3-4—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 4—SOTHEBYS Sydney, AUS 9—H&H Buxton, UK 10—SILVER Spokane, WA 10—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 16-17—MECUM Des Moines, IA 16-17—SANTIAGO Oklahoma City, OK 17—ICA Syracuse, NY 24—BONHAMS Northamptonshire, UK 24—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 24—RM Rochester, MI 25—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 26-27—BARONS Surrey, UK 31-AUG 1—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS South Lake Tahoe, NV Sports Car Market auction will return to Pheasant Run in St. Charles, again taking place in conjunction with Bloomington Gold—touted as America's Original Corvette Show. Everything from exceptional low-mile big-blocks to daily drivers spanning every year of Corvette production will be available on the block, which is just a stroll away from Bloomington Gold Certification judging, where SCM Publisher Martin will return as emcee. Barrett-Jackson—Orange County 2010 Where: Costa Mesa, CA When: June 25–27 More: www.barrett-jackson.com The inaugural Orange County auction will be the fourth event in Barrett-Jackson's yearly lineup, joining the Scottsdale sale in January, the Palm Beach sale in April, and the Las Vegas sale in September. The OC Fair & Event grounds will host the auction, which will feature a good selection of everything from American muscle to vintage classics, all at no reserve. ♦

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Inside Line Stefan Lombard Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. and emphasizes competition, with a healthy respect for other drivers and their automobiles. www .italiancarsatpocono.com. (PA) ■ On June 27, at the prestiChaparral 2E at Classy Chassis SCM News ■ SCM digital issues are here. They contain all of the content of the magazine, and are a no-cost addition to your print subscription. You have the option to view each issue as a downloadable PDF, or to read it with our exclusive page-turning software, and all ads are hyperlinked to each advertiser's web site. Digital issues arrive a few days before the print one. If you are already a subscriber, to activate your free digital subscription, go to www .sportscarmarket.com/myscm and follow the simple on-screen instructions. New subscriptions ordered through the web, at www .sportscarmarket.com, include activation of your digital subscription. If you're on the go, why not bring SCM with you? Events ■ June 5 and 6, the 15th an- nual Greenwich Concours will feature two separate concours: the Concours Americana for American makes on Saturday; and the Concours International for imported marques on Sunday. SCM's Donald Osborne will be one of the judges. In addition to cars and motorcycles, the event will include for the first time the Greenwich Concours Cup, a three-day regatta of former America's Cup 12-meter yachts. Concours attendees will be able to view the yachts up close, and may have the opportunity to sail on them. Bonhams's annual auction will accompany the concours. $25 per day; $40 for both days. www.greenwichconcours.com. (CT) ■ The Classy Chassis Concours d'Elegance returns to 12 Reliant Stadium for its seventh iteration on June 13. The show promises more than 100 automotive icons from some of the country's greatest collections and museums. Featured this year are rare and historic competition cars from around the world, including the Chaparral 2E run by Jim Hall, and attendees will have the chance to experience a ride and drive in some of today's most exotic supercars. Adult tickets are $25. www.classychassis.org. (TX) ■ Le Belle Macchine d'Italia returns to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains June 25–28 for a weekend of vintage Italian machinery. SCM will again sponsor the Historic Maserati Reunion, where the featured model is the 5000 GT. New this year at nearby Pocono International Raceway is the Gentleman's Historic Challenge, spiritual successor to the on-hold Ferrari Historic Challenge. The racing will be open to various Italian marques gious St. Regis Monarch Beach, the 28th annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance will showcase 100 years of Alfa Romeo and celebrate 80 years of design from Pininfarina. Expect to see cars on display from some of America's top collectors. Also part of the weekend is the Private Collection Tour, which will visit three of the best automobile collections in California, and an art exhibition, where some of the most respected automotive artists in the world will display their work. SCM Contributing Editor Donald Osborne will co-emcee the show. Tickets start at $30. www .danapointconcours.org. (CA) ■ The 3rd annual Survivor Collector Car Show takes place June 27 as part of the Bloomington Gold Corvette weekend. SCM Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee. All available slots for judging sold out immediately; waiting list applications are being accepted. It is America's only event for unrestored original cars of all makes and models, where preservation is celebrated above all else. Even more judged classes are included this year, with the ZZenith award recognizing the world's finest preserved vehicles. Advance tickets are $15. www .survivorcollectorcar.com. Transitions ■ Knute Qvale, co-founder and President of Riviera Motors and Porsche Audi Northwest, and a man instrumental in shaping consumer perception of the Volkswagen brand, passed away on March 11, 2010, at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gloria Qvale, daughter Karen Feiner, and granddaughter and apple of his eye, Kristina Geary. ♦ Event Calendar 5—25th Annual Huntington Beach Concours (CA) www.hbconcours.org 5—Meeting of the Marques (PA) www.svvscc.org 5-6—Greenwich Concours (CT) www.greenwichconcours.com 5-6—Sonoma Historic Races (CA) www.generalracing.com 11-13—Portland Rose Cup Races (OR) www.rosecup.com 11-15—Modena Cento Ore (ITA) www.modenacentooreclassic.it 13—33rd Annual Ault Park Concours (OH) www.cincyconcours.com 13—Classy Chassis (TX) www.classychassis.org 14—27th Annual Exotic Sports Car Show & Concours (CO) www.cpco.org 18-20—Blackhawk Vintage Classic XVIII (IL) www.vscda.org 18-20—Lake Tahoe Concours (CA) www.laketahoeconcours.com 20—Rodeo Drive Concours (CA) www.rodeodrive-bh.com 23-27—19th Annual N.A. MG B Register Convention (CO) www.mg2010.com 24-27—Bloomington Gold (IL) www.bloomingtongold.com 24-27—Gathering of Griffiths & TVRs (OH) www.griffithyears.com 24-29—Masterpiece London 2010 (UK) www.masterpiecefair.com 25-28—Le Belle Macchine d'Italia www.italiancarsatpocono.com 27—28th Annual Dana Point Concours (CA) www.danapointconcours.org 27—Palo Alto Concours (CA) www.paconcours.com 27—Survivor Car Show (IL) www.survivorcarshow.com 30-Jul 3—AACA 75th Anniversary Meet (KY) www.aaca.org Green lawns of Dana Point Sports Car Market Wallace Craig Randy Scott Wong

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SCM Contributors MARTIN EMMISON's early sports car enthusiasm was fueled by the cars of his native England—the MG TA, Turner, AC Ace, Morgan, Triumph TRA, and Jaguar XK 140. He was bitten badly by the Ferrari V12 bug in the 1980s and owned a 250 GTE, 275 GTB, and an LWB California Spyder rebuilt from a wreck. He recently sold a 365 GTC/4. Emmison lives in a 15th century house in Essex, England, and as a lawyer in London he represents collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and restorers in high-value deals and disputes regarding historic cars. He is a late convert to Alfa Romeo, but his pleasure and European rally motoring comes mostly from his favorite driver, a 1963 289 Cobra, CSX2187. This month he tackles the pitfalls of dual-identity collector cars. You'll find the story on p. 30. JULIUS KRUTA was born in Berlin and studied economics in Frankfurt. In 1994, he started the company EB Club, which specialized in handbuilt Bugatti models. While still at university in 1998, Kruta began working for VW, following its acquisition of the Bugatti brand, as the marque historian and consultant. Having completed a thesis on Bugatti, he began his career as a marketing assistant at Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and in 2003 became Bugatti's Head of Tradition. He has been a regular judge at Pebble Beach for the last seven years and is the author or co-author of several books on the marque, including The Bugatti Type 57S, Bugatti eine Renngeschichte von 1920–1939, and Bugatti: From Milan to Molsheim. On p. 46 of this issue he profiles a 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix that sold at Gooding's inaugural Amelia Island Auction for $900,000. DONALD OSBORNE lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends major automotive events around the world, and has been a longtime Contributing Editor and Auction Analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, BusinessWeek Online, and Road & Track. He is a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club of America and the American Lancia Club, for whose magazine, Lanciana, he serves as Editor. He is the principal of collector vehicle appraisers Automotive Valuation Services, and divides his time between Connecticut and Southern California. He recently attended the Amelia Island Concours and auctions, where he led SCM Platinum subscribers on consignment tours at Gooding and RM. His stories appear on p. 34 and 36, respectively, and his coverage of Gooding's inaugural auction begins on p. 56. BRYAN WOLFE attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for several years, until he was asked to take his business elsewhere. In 2006, he took it to SCM, where he has been the IT and Internet Specialist ever since. His chief role these days is the production of all the e-newsletters for SCM, Corvette Market, and the Collector Car Price Tracker. He also aids in web site design and IT quandaries, produces our online Vodcasts, and manages our social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter. Wolfe's shining collector car moment came in 2008, when he saved Rob Sass's 1977 Lancia Beta from certain conflagration in the SCM garage (a story you can read all about on p. 147 of the April 2008 issue). He still somewhat regrets grabbing the fire extinguisher instead of his camera. Drop him a line at www .facebook.com/scmbryan. 14 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Kirsten Hegg kirsten.hegg@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Stefan Lombard stefan.lombard@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Auction Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Consulting Editor Tim Parker tim.parker@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 301 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Kristen Hall-Geisler, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Legal ramifications To the Editor: I'm writing in regards to John Draneas's recent column in the April issue (“Legal Files,” p. 28) and the legal aspects of the Russo and Steele auction catastrophe. I represent the owners of some 43 vehicles damaged in the auction and found your article thoughtful and helpful to owners in the future. We will be pursuing claims against Russo and Steele and the supplier of the tent. Arizona law has some peculiarities, not addressed in your article, which changes the understanding of how the law applies to these particular facts in this particular place. You might find it interest- ing that the weather station at Scottsdale Airport (about a mile away) reported gusts at 45 mph, not the 80 mph winds noted in media reports. As a bailee (one in possession of someone else's property), the burden of proof to show freedom from negligence shifts to Russo and Steele, once a prima facie case of negligence is established. There are statutes governing what a business can and can't do and even what business contracts must contain. Since Russo and Steele is a dealer in used automobiles and because a consignment agreement is specifically defined by statute and regulation, the consignment agreement used may not be enforceable because it does not conform to what the statutes require. Russo and Steele is able to transact business as an automobile dealer only by virtue of statutory authorization. Acting in a manner contrary to both statute and regulation may invalidate the written contract, including the provisions which attempt to agree in advance that Russo and Steele can't be sued. The law doesn't favor agree- ments which are not negotiated (“take it or leave it”) and which have standard language, which no one reads before signing, which change the usual responsibilities each party has. For example, if I borrow your car and sign a document that says I'll be responsible for any damage, then I get clobbered by a guy running a red light—not at all my fault—it's 18 repaint of the entire car? Or is insurance required only to repair those areas damaged? What arguments could the owners make that would lead to the insurance company agreeing to a repaint of the entire car, or what situations, in your opinion, would merit a repaint of the entire car? This will be a $10,000–$20,000 question for many owners. Thanks for your time and thanks for the best car magazine on the planet. I learn something and laugh at something with every issue, not to mention drooling over the cars—Jeff Holliday, Centennial, CO John Draneas responds: Jeff, In your opinion, are the owners of these cars entitled to a repaint of the entire car? Or is insurance required only to repair those areas damaged? hard to justify why I have to pay and the guy who hit me has no responsibility. Indemnity clauses are likewise read very narrowly. The consignment agreement says that the classic car owners will indemnify Russo and Steele from any claims. It doesn't say that they'll indemnify Russo and Steele from its own fault. The “any claims” language is too broad to be enforced, because it is unfair. A paragraph in the consign- ment agreement addressing indemnification appears to be related only to the sale of the vehicle, the failure to sell, rescission of a sale, or the operation of the vehicle. It thus seems to be limited to a claim for breach of contract, not a claim sounding in tort. (A “tort” is the negligent destruction of property; it has nothing to do with an agreement between the parties.) Finally, an “act of God” is not a defense, if Russo and Steele is negligent in any degree. For example, since the storm was predicted for days before the auction, there are certain steps which could have been taken (and which were taken at another nearby auction) to prevent the tents from collapsing. The wind was not as strong as predicted, but the tents still fell. Either they were set up incorrectly, were of inferior materials, or were not adjusted as weather worsened. What went wrong will be figured out as more investigation is conducted.—Robert L. Greer, Baird, Williams & Greer, LLP, Phoenix, AZ The $20,000 question To the Editor: I have just read the April col- umn by John Draneas concerning the storm damage at Russo and Steele, and I am hoping he might address a situation faced by owners not covered in the article. I was at the auction as a buyer and saw most of the cars firsthand. One of the cars I was hoping to bid on had damage to the roof, and minor damage to the trunk, front fender, and rear quarter. Another Corvette I saw had a hole punched in the front fender but otherwise looked fine. In your opinion, are the owners of these cars entitled to a you raise an excellent question that is very difficult to answer. Insurance policies typically require that the car be restored to its “pre-loss condition.” The insurance company might think the newly repainted fender is “better than before,” while the owner might justifiably point out that the “before” was a car with matching paint. Who wins that tug of war depends not only on the owner's tenacity, but also the caliber of the car, the extent of the paint work, the closeness of the match, etc. If you or your attorney can't negotiate that deal, it would certainly make sense to negotiate a cost-sharing for a complete repaint. Also, my experience is that the true collector car insurance companies are easier to work with on these situations, which is why we constantly emphasize that collectors seek them out. Merlin magic To the Editor: As a footnote to Simon Kidston's well written and typically amusing profile of the 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Merlin Special (April, “English Profile,” p. 42), I fondly recall driving up to the Vintage Sports Car Club early April meeting at Silverstone circuit some ten-plus years ago. Sitting in my Golf GTi and plugging along happily at 100 mph in typically damp conditions on the relatively empty Oxford-toTowcester A34 dual carriageway, the Merlin Special came thundering past me at, I guessed, something like 120 mph, roof up, occupants hunkered down, spray pluming out of the wheelarches.

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Ad Index Alan Taylor Company, Inc .................... 119 Aston Martin of New England .............. 109 Autobooks-Aerobooks .......................... 129 Automobilia Monterey .......................... 124 Autosport Designs ................................. 105 Barrett-Jackson ....................................... 19 Battery Tender/DBA Deltran .................. 98 Beverly Hills Classic Cars .................... 107 Bizzarros ............................................... 119 Bonhams & Butterfields .................... 15, 16 Carolina Trophy ...................................... 75 Carrera Motors ........................................ 21 Charles Prince Classic Cars .................. 105 Chubb Personal Insurance ....................... 57 Classic Restoration .................................. 83 Classic Showcase .................................. 113 Classy Chassis ......................................... 63 Cobalt Automotive LLC ....................... 131 Collector Studio .................................... 107 Concorso Italiano .................................... 97 Condon & Skelly................................... 117 County Corvette ...................................... 73 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance ........... 79 Driversource Houston LLC ..................... 43 Equipe Watches ....................................... 23 European Collectibles ........................... 124 Exotic Car Transport ............................. 129 Fantasy Junction .................................... 101 Ferrarichat.com ..................................... 125 Ferrariliterature.com ............................. 121 Forest Grove Concours ........................... 82 General Racing ........................................ 81 Glenmoor Gathering ............................... 99 Gooding & Company ................................ 2 Granite Digital ...................................... 104 Grundy Worldwide ................................ 103 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .................... 109 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .............. 24 Hamann Classic Cars ............................ 125 Heacock Classic ..................................... 77 Heritage Classics ..................................... 95 Hjeltness Restoration .............................. 71 Intercity Lines ......................................... 31 JC Taylor ................................................. 85 JJ Best Banc & Co ................................ 123 Juniors House of Color ......................... 129 Kidston ...................................................... 7 Le Belle Macchine d'Italia ...................... 69 MacNeil Automotive ....................... 33, 120 Marin Sonoma Concours d'Elegance ..... 87 Meadow Brook Concours ....................... 89 Mecum Auction ....................................... 29 Meguiar's .......................................... 40, 41 Mid America Auctions ............................ 91 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ................ 129 Monticello Motor Club ........................... 93 Morris & Welford .................................. 132 P21S ...................................................... 120 Park Place LTD ....................................... 61 Paul Russell ............................................111 Pebble Beach Concours .......................... 70 Plycar Transportation Group ................... 67 Poff Transportation ............................... 129 Putnam Leasing ....................................... 45 Reliable Carriers ..................................... 55 RM Auctions ................................. 9, 11, 13 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo .....................111 RPM Autobooks .................................... 129 Russo & Steele LLC ............................... 37 Silver Collector Car Auctions ................. 59 Sinclairs Auto Miniatures ..................... 121 Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales ....... 113 Sports & Specialist Cars ....................... 117 Sun Valley Auto Club .............................. 65 Symbolic Motor Car Co ............................ 3 The Finish Line ..................................... 125 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................... 102 VeloceSpace .......................................... 103 Vintage Rallies ...................................... 101 VIP Transport Inc. ................................. 129 Watchworks ........................................... 128 Worldwide Group ...................................... 5 20 closely, because I learned firsthand what can happen without insurance. Living in an apartment without garage access, and with future plans to someday restore it, I put the Skyliner into storage, and didn't bother with insurance. What could happen, after all? What did happen was this: Living in an apartment without garage access, and with future plans to someday restore it, I put the Skyliner into storage, and didn't bother with insurance. What could happen, after all? (These were the last days before speed cameras became commonplace in the UK.) Of course I then re-passed it quite soon afterward, when it was sitting in a petrol station, no doubt to the delight of the pump owner. Always good to see old cars on the move, but particularly impressive when they have 27 liters up front!—Malcolm Welford, Costa Mesa, CA Hearty debate To the Editor: Allow me to raise a question regarding the 1959 Lister Jaguar sold by Gooding & Company in Scottsdale and reported on by Donald Osborne in the April issue on p. 86, and profiled by Thor Thorson on p. 52. Well, what the hell is it, well bought or well sold? I would love to be at the lunch with Messrs Osborne and Thorson while they hash that one out. I regard both of these gentlemen to be consummate “car guys,” and I thoroughly enjoy their writing. They share their experience and knowledge in a self-deprecating manner, and even though they arrive at opposite conclusions—Thorson calling it well sold, Osborne well bought—the exposition enhances my knowledge of the subject at hand. I say Bravo! to the both of them; hearty debates such as this are part of why this hobby is so enjoyable.—Josh Mazer, Annapolis, MD Retractable woes To the Editor: SCM is clearly the best thing I fish out of the mailbox each month (and that includes the retirement check). In your April issue, you covered two topics which brought back memories of my misspent youth: Ford Skyliner Retractables, and insurance… or lack thereof. First, in your coverage of the RM Phoenix sale (“Market Reports,” p. 80), you repeat a frequently made observation about the difficulty in repairing retractable hard tops. I have always found such comments inaccurate, and I speak from this experience: In 1977, as a 23-year-old fresh out of college, I purchased a 1957 Skyliner from its original owner. He was asking $1,000. I offered $900. He accepted, and I drove it home. Armed with a 12-volt test light and the proper shop manual, I found the top's basic operation to be very understandable. I believe that fear strikes the heart of the prospective repair person when facing the box of ten control relays behind the rear seat: These relays are simply switches, and are identical to the starter relays FoMoCo used for years (indeed, my '68 Mustang GT/CS has the identical relay next to the battery). Should the top fail to work, one cannot presume that something complex is at fault before first checking the basics—like continuity. This “basics first” approach is one I continue to remind myself of when working on my cars. With respect to John Draneas's p. 28 column in that issue, the Arizona auction insurance issue is one I've followed One summer night in 1984, the storage building and the 50 cars inside burned to the ground. The fire was ruled accidental; the storage company had no liability, and I lost everything. (Only when I saw my car's remains in person did I realize the incredible destructiveness of fire.) Lesson learned, the very hard way.—Richard Reina, Neshanic Station, NJ Errata The description of lot 268, 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, s/n 84791, from the RM Phoenix auction and published on p. 72 of the April 2010 issue, contained incorrect information due to an error in editing. According to the restorer, the car had never been hit and had pristine, original sheetmetal. The analysis below, by SCM Senior Analyst Carl Bomstead, will be recorded in the SCM Platinum database. SCM regrets the error. #268-1958 Porsche 356A Speedster. S/N 84791. Bali Blue/ blue fabric soft top/blue hard top/navy leather interior. 1,582 cc, 4-sp manual. 60,839 miles. Extensive restoration to highest standard. Numbers-matching, Kardex certification. Fitted with matching hard top and Rudge-style wheels. Color not original to car. Hood fit off a bit at leading edge, rear badge not gold-plated. Stated to be very quick. Condition: 1-. Sold AT $225,000. Porsche 356s of all varieties have been running up the charts the past few years, and Speedsters have been leading the pack. Even so, the price paid here seems strong by $25k or so. The next six months will tell whether he paid too much or just bought it too soon. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Military Omega One of my joys is examining a watch that a customer has inherited from a family member. Often they know little about the item and its origin, and it's a kick to share with them a better understanding of its rarity, function, and quality. When a fellow SCMer showed me the watch his father had been issued by the British Ministry of Defence—note “c” and not “s” in Defence—I asked if I could feature it in this column. His father was issued this Omega military wrist watch, I was told, while a dispatch rider in the British Army during WWII. During his stint, he rode a variety of motorcycles throughout the British Empire, delivering documents and the like, but he was also advanced across the English Channel, arriving D-Day plus 4, to ride assignments across the recently liberated continent. Though the story has a certain unmistakable war-era charm, there is only one problem: The watch was produced after the war! Known commonly as the Omega '53 for the year of the military contract, this watch was produced to withstand the rigors of hard military use and have a degree of water resistance. It was equipped with an iron inner core so it could resist strong magnetic fields and, as always, a simple legible luminous dial that could be read easily. The original contract seems to include 5,900 pieces, though actual production is not known. The “broad arrow” shown on the dial above the 6 indicates the watch was made for the British military; it is the narrow style, which designates it as an Neat Stuff by Stefan Lombard One ring to unite them all There isn't a lot of jewelry that really “works” in the garage, but Kinekt Design aims to change that. A year in the making, the Gear Ring is crafted from high-grade, jewelry-standard stainless steel for ultimate precision. Creator Glen Liberman has always been fascinated by small mechanisms and their movements, and the Gear Ring embodies such design, with fully functioning rotation of all components. As Liberman states, it's “complex enough to play with, yet simple enough to wear.” $165. www.kinektdesign.com. Snake bit After 18 years, the mighty dodge Viper has reached the end of production. To celebrate, Chrysler is rolling out a limited run of 50 SRT10 “Final Edition” models— 20 coupes, 18 roadsters, and 12 ACR (American Club Racer) coupes. All will feature unique badging on a Graphite Clearcoat exterior with a black center stripe traced in red, while the interior will have custom red stitching and accents on the gauge cluster, with a numbered plaque to signify each car. The venerable 8.4-liter V10 will put out 600 hp and 560 ft-lb of torque. Production is scheduled to begin in early summer, so make your arrangements. The 2009 cars start at $91k, and 2010 prices have not been released yet, but you can expect them to be much, much higher, as the final year, plus limited production, is like blood in the water for speculators. www.dodge.com. 22 Sports Car Market original with the luminous figures and hands filled with radium paint. Almost all of the watches were subsequently recalled by the MoD to have the dials and hands switched to a tritium-based paint, as the radium was setting off radioactive safety check devices. The replaced dials had much fatter, broad arrows, and are far more common. The back of these watches usually has large clear engravings showing military ordinance information, contract, model number, and serial number. I say usually, as this watch has two yet-unexplainable differences. The first is that the serial number field is blank, and the other is that known examples are marked 6B on the rear, which designates the watch for Royal Air Force use. This example is marked 6S. My suspicion is that a small group was set aside for other military agencies. As with any collectible with significant value, beware of fakes; there are far more fakes than real ones. Condition and originality of the dial and hands are important determinants of market price, more so than the accuracy or condition of the movement, which can most likely be repaired. Omega military watches tend to bring between $500 and $3,000, with this particular watch being at the upper end of that scale. A typical example is currently available on eBay for $2,350. As for the WWII story? Sometimes family legend takes on a life of its own.... Details Production date: 1953 Best place to wear one: Riding from Land's End to John o' Groats on a Royal Enfield SCM Five-Star Rating: Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: Web: www.omegawatches.com

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Aston Martin DBS I love Aston Martins. Full disclo- sure: It's one marque I've researched exhaustively, and I've custom-built numerous models. I'm an avid Aston collector, always looking for what is the best of a particular model and upgrading when something better shows. As with so many cars, the DBS is Model Details Production Date: 2005–06 Quantity: 1000-plus of each SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: one without many choices, and most are only in relatively small 1:43 scale. There are a few smaller toys, some are 1:43-kits, and there's an odd 1:36-scale toy by Corgi, meant to replicate the Roger Moore car from the TV series “The Persuaders.” There was a hand-built 1:43-scale piece from SMTS that was a poor Web: www.sparkmodel.com representation and no value at around $150. Newer variants came from Spark and Minichamps, both of whom manufacture in China. The Spark model (shown) in Windsor Red is an out-of-production piece I bought this year on eBay for close to $50. I've held the Minichamps model in my hand, and it's pretty good, though not without flaws. Currently available is their “James Bond” version with fender-mounted rearview mirrors and oversized wipers. But wait for a future release of their DBS, which will not have those mirrors. You could also search for an earlier version in California Birch. Surprisingly, no one has gotten the body shape right. Close, but no cigar. Same for the detail. The Spark model is definitely my favorite so far. Pretty good but not excellent. Maybe that's all we can expect for $50 to $60. Spark has also produced the DBS in Bahama Yellow and the later DBS V8 in Salisbury Blue, both on alloy wheels and with black interior. Oh, and by the way, all Sparks (and Minichamps) are RHD. The chrome wire wheels on Spark's Windsor Red DBS look very good; too bad they goofed with two-ear instead of three-ear knockoffs. To balance, the paint finish is superb, with an oh-so-fine tiny metalflake in it. I do love the cleanly fitted, cleanly plated photo-etched window trim all around, even though the rear quarterlights are noticeably off in size and shape. Also wrong is the rear valance and trunk underside; they're way too shallow and with fictitious shapes on the outer sides. While I'm on “gripe patrol,” the interior is quite nice, but I'm glad it is black, as it hides many of the detail mistakes. The upper areas of door panels the gear lever, the simulated wood dash, and the woodrim steering wheel are all completely wrong. All this begs the question: What the heck was Spark looking at? This is made more mysterious, perhaps, because the Spark model carries similar mistakes once seen on kits long gone. Hmm... In spite of its flaws, the miniature DBS still looks really good on display. If you want better and are willing to pay, buy one and then have it custom (re)built. Sort of a mini-restoration to take it back to original. Spark models of the DBS are often found on eBay from $40 to $75. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Monocoques & Ground Effects: World Championship Sports Car Racing in Photographs, 1982–1992 By János Wimpffen; David Bull Publishing, 420 pages, $149.95, Amazon Big time sports car endurance racing has had more names than P. Diddy since the 1950s: World Championship for Sports Cars, International Championship for GT Manufacturers, World Endurance Championship, and a few more. The number of series highlights the lack of stability created across four decades, mostly driven by the everrising cost of competition, while the rest you can write off to politics, power struggles, and egos. Monocoques & Ground Effects is the fourth volume of photo- graphs painstakingly gathered by racing historian János Wimpffen as a companion to his exhaustive, 2,300-page, two-volume history of endurance racing, Time and Two Seats. Wimpffen is an American of Austrian descent who grew up as a baseball fan in Chicago. But like many of us who got up early in the morning to watch Le Mans in grainy black and white on ABC, endurance racing captured his imagination in the same way French food excited and ultimately defined Julia Child. The 1982–1992 period featured was probably the strongest decade of endurance racing, featuring the rise of ground effects cars, the creation of Group C, and the most intense and broad competition between international manufacturers ever seen. Just think: Porsche, Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Peugeot, all spending Formula One money to be atop the podium at Le Mans, Fuji, Silverstone, Monza, the Nürburgring, and Daytona. Joining the big names were a host of privateer chancers and small car designers, sometimes in last year's Porsche 956 or Jaguar XJR-9, sometimes their own creations. Monocoques & Ground Effects is filled with color images, each paired with a caption, and while a great majority of the photos are bland side views, the captions often rise to the level of short stories of high hopes, blind optimism, or crushing defeat. Provenance: Wimpffen fell in love with a time and place in history. The FIA had few records, and his scholarship and persistence culminated in Time and Two Seats. Along the way, he gathered the images in this and the previous three books, and the quintet are an unbeatable historical resource. Fit and finish: Each race typically gets a page, or a spread—rarely more than a handful of images. The simple grid and quiet design are a perfect backdrop for the well-reproduced images. Drivability: Much like a race-ready Porsche 962, this is a purpose-built beast of a tool. If you have the need, it provides an immense resource. On the other hand, reading it for pure pleasure might leave you as disappointed as taking that same 962 on a date. Just sayin' “Your mileage may vary.” 24 Sports Car Market

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Industry Roundtable SCM asked six prominent collectors to pick one car over $500,000 (sky's the limit) and one car under $100,000 (cellar's the limit) that they think represent a good value at current market prices Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 GORDON APKER, Des Moines, WA over $500,000: In 1971, I bought a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing for $15,000. About twelve years later I bought a 1963 300SL Roadster for $55,000. Both were turn-key, top-quality, original cars. We know what these cars bring today, so I place the 300SL series as a tight second to my first choice (I have not considered extremely low production models or multi- million dollar cars). That said, the Ferrari 275 GTB and GTB/4 are cars where I see an op- portunity today. Ferrari built 235 short nose, 205 long nose, and 330 4-cams in the 275 GTB series. The 275 GTB was a more civilized, street version extension of the GTO. They are front-engine V12s with an iconic look, as well as great drivers. My first choice is a low-mileage, well-sorted and -serviced car that has been driven. Expect to pay $750,000 to $1.2m. Under $100,000: Bargains abound in the 1950–60s American cars. Some obvious convertibles are 1953–54 Bel Airs, 1961–62 Starfires, Kennedy-era Lincolns, and 1951–56 Hemi-powered New Yorkers. In closed cars, there are even more choices: any post-war fastback whose production trickled into the 1970s; the 1963–65 Buick Rivieras and even those from the second and third series; again, Kennedy-era Lincolns; 1966–67 Toronados; and 1951–56 New Yorkers and Imperials. But to me a real sleeper and also a tremendous value is the Cadillac Eldorado built from 1967 to 1970. It was designed by David North (who also designed the 1966 Toronado). By his own admission he thought the 1967 Eldorado was his best design. These Cadillacs have front-wheel drive, plenty of power, luxury options, and timeless design. Buy the best examples, with low mileage and lots of options. High-quality drivers are $25,000 or less and near-show examples are $35,000 and up. BILL BINNIE, Portsmouth, NH over $500,000: My choice is the Aston Martin DBR9, which is closely based on the DB9 road car. It is a stunning and fantastic-looking car. Two-thousand and seven was the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and there were no fewer than six DBR9s in the race, including two Works entries. The ideal car to have is chassis number 009—driven to the GT1 Class victory and a 5th place finish overall by David Brabham, Rickard Rydell and Darren Turner. My prediction is these cars will become great collectibles and historic racers in their own right. They will become easier to maintain than many people think over time. Remember the stories of old Ferrari race cars selling in the 1960s for almost nothing because they were unusable and too hard to maintain? An English friend of mine bought the winning car for about £700k ($1.1m), and as they say in SCM, “well bought.” Under $100,000: I'll take a 1965 Ford Mustang GT V8 convertible. I have always loved Fords—my current collection includes a 1940 Ford Super Deluxe convertible (being prepared for the Peking to Paris rally), a GT40, a 289 Shelby Cobra, and a GT350 Shelby Mustang. All these cars are easy to drive, have great patina and character, and—more important than anything—I use them all the time. Seat time is a critical and not often discussed issue in collecting. For me, if I have a car in the garage that does not get a lot of use, it will most likely not stay in my collection. For example, if a car needs an army of people to start it and run it—a Stanley Steamer comes to mind—or is so rare or valuable or fragile that it is just worrisome to use it—my personal experience is that while I may fall in love with the car, I rarely stay in love with it if I am not driving it, using it or showing it. You can get a great Mustang for $35,000 or so. I would look for one that is as original and unmolested as possible. Last time I looked, they made about 15,000 or so, and there is no excuse to say you can't find one. I think these will appreciate a lot in the coming years. 1965 Mustang GT convertible 26 Sports Car Market BOB AMES, Portland, OR over $500,000: Easy decision. I'd buy an 8C 2300 Alfa with a short chassis, great provenance, and bags of patina for $5,000,000. This is another case of needing to do it now. It's a function of the first thing I learned in B-school: supply vs. demand. These cars have been in the hands of knowledgeable owners for years—people who appreciated originality and preservation. Today, they are disappearing into tax advantaged trusts and endowed museums. They are fabulous to drive and every event organizer wants your car, with or without you! Under $100,000: I'd buy a “survivor” open early Ford V8. Why? First of all they are in very short supply, most having been chosen as candidates for restoration or rodding. Right now there is tremendous recognition of the importance of originality, and both concours and marque clubs are formally embracing untouched cars. You therefore have something that is easy to maintain, fun to flash around in with three or four friends without worrying about the polished undercarriage, and you are in the vanguard of “what's happening now!” Prices of the venerable pre-war flathead have dropped some from their peaks. Yet here is a car with the best of club support and a following that is starting to include the next generation. Anything that must be replaced is available from multiple suppliers at reasonable prices. I'd buy a 1940 Ford convertible with as much original finish as could be found for $50,000.

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SAM MANN, Englewood, NJ over $500,000: Wow, a chance to shop with someone else's credit card. I feel like a kept man already. Since I can spend without limit, then I'd have to choose a Ferrari 250 GTO ($25m and up) or a Mercedes SSK ($3m to $5m). But choosing a bit more modestly, I would opt for an 8C 2300 Alfa, that wonderful little roadster from the early 1930s that does it all. They're a pleasure to drive, powerful, make great sounds, and possess a lovely gearbox. They're also comfortable and reliable for touring and damn good looking. Figure maybe $2.3m-plus for a bitsa and $5m–$7m for the real deal. These are good value, because the Alfa has an international following, a history of consistent appreciation, and will get you into virtually any road or concours event. The GTO and SS Mercedes follow the same rationale. That said, I wouldn't be fair to my passions if I didn't recommend the car I believe should be in any serious collection: the 300SL Mercedes, either Gullwing or Roadster. These cars are $500k to $600k and are in reach of mere mortals. They have it all—reliability, significant factory and private parts and service support, excellent drivability and creature comforts, luggage capacity for touring, they make great sounds, and they're exquisite to look at. You'll always be able to sell it (but why would you?), and they have a history of consistent, reasonable appreciation. Under $100,000: As for getting change from a $100,000 bill, my tastes vary, so I'm going to take some liberties here. For sports cars from $25k to $100k, I'd state the obvious MG A (raced it), Healey 100 (my first sports car), Alfa Giulietta (owned two way back), Jaguar XK 120 and XKE (owned and loved both). An excellent car, real sleeper, and good value would be a 1963–65 Alfa 2600 roadster. It's a good-driving high-speed tourer with great looks and you can buy them for $35k–$45k. For classics, a 1941 Cadillac at $70k–$100k does it all, with good speed, comfort, and brakes. I've owned my convertible for over 40 years and am still in love. And for just a great all-around collectible to drive (with suspension updates) in air-conditioned comfort, the 1963–65 Buick Riviera with power brakes, power steering, and all the other sissy stuff is a great buy at $15k–$45k. It's arguably among the best designs of post-war America. BRUCE MEYER, Beverly Hills, CA over $500,000: In 1964, I bought my first Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. It knocked me out at age 23 and still does today, 46 years later! I feel that this car in the $600,000 to $700,000 price range still represents great value, with plenty of history and style. My guess is if you asked any historian or knowledgeable collector to name the ten most important cars of all time, nine of the cars might be different, but the Gullwing would appear on everyone's list. This is truly one of the most unique, well-built and high-performance cars of all time. It appeals to young and old alike and has international marketability as well—it's the gold standard. Had production been more limited, it would be a seven-figure car today. Under $100,000: The Jaguar XK 120 roadster gets my vote. This handsome car was one of the most important and influential cars of its day. It's got lots of power, movie star good looks, international appeal, and it's one of the few cars that really make a wonderful statement for under $100,000. This car can so easily be personalized to the owner's taste, from a hot rod to an elegant cruiser—and they all work. Plus, they're eligible for every vintage rally and mille you can think of… it's a true classic that's fun to drive. ROGER MORRISON, Salina, KS In making my selections, there are a few criteria: event eligibility; an entertaining and unique driving experience; significant achievement in competition, endurance, design, or style; club support; some degree of liquidity, in case you want to buy or sell; worldwide appeal; specialists and parts avail- ability for major projects; some degree of dependability and serviceability; and the ability to run at least mid pack with no major strain. over $500,000: This is a close call between a 1913–15 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and a 1929–30 Bentley Speed Six, with my choice to the latter. Both cars meet the criteria above; however, the Bentley has a higher speed capability and more adaptability for multi-marque tours. A pre-war car may enhance your chance for acceptance. I heard one tour with a limit of 85 cars had over twenty 300SL Gullwing and Roadster applications. My preference is a numbers-matching chassis with original open coachwork at $1.4m or less. A good alternative is a numbersmatching chassis with replica open coachwork at $800,000. Reportedly the Speed Six was W.O.'s favorite; 171 were built and the last of the series were two 1930 Le Mans cars. With 6½ liters, single overhead cam, and four valves per cylinder, the torque and seamless power delivery must be experienced to be appreciated and understood. Under $100,000: I'd say it's between a Jag XK 120, straight-axle Corvette, or Porsche 356, with the choice to the Porsche. If I could find a very nice driver-grade 1956–58 Speedster with non-original engine (i.e. 912) for under $100,000, I would buy it. You can always fit a correct engine later. If not a Speedster, to stay within the 1960 eligibility cut-off, a 1959 356A convertible D at $80,000 works for me. A good 356 is equally at home on a California freeway or an alpine mountain pass. The versatility and dependability for a 1950s sports car were not so prevalent in its contemporary competitors. 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Affordable Classic Aston Martin DBS Aston Martin DBS, Unloved No More Growing affection for David Brown's Astons helps out even the DBS, not long ago thought of as “hopeless” by Rob Sass A ston Martin was in trouble again. By the mid-1960s, it was clear that the DB6 was in dire need of modernization, based as it was on a design with its roots firmly in the now-archaic DB4, which was launched in 1958. William Towns, who would serve Aston well (if controversially at times) through the 1970s, was brought in to design a thoroughly modern car. The resulting DBS was the last of the David Brown Aston Martins, and while looking little like its predecessor, save for the hood scoop, side vents and fastback design, it was nonetheless a pleasing if bland design. When originally released, under the bonnet there was the same 4-liter Tadek Marek-designed, DOHC, straight-6 as in the DB6; later cars got Marek's 5.3-liter V8. And while some people dump on the first-gen 6-cylinder DBS, they do put out a healthy 325 hp in Vantage form. Figures weren't released for the V8, but it's doubtful that in normal tune it put out much more than the Vantage six. For the record, the normal six made 280 hp. The DBS was the last Aston to offer knockoff wire wheels. Standard were 72- spoke chrome Dunlops with an earless “safety” center nut, with later cars getting the V8-style alloys. A ZF 5-speed was the standard gearbox, with a Chrysler slushbox optional. Although the bodies of the DBS were aluminum, Details Years produced: 1967–72 Number produced: 787 Original list price: $20,000 SCM Valuation: $23,000–$75,000 Tune-up cost: $1,000 Distributor cap: $150 Chassis #: Plate in engine compartment Engine #: Left side of block near head Club: Aston Martin Owners Club N.A. 15 Village Hill Road Belmont, MA 02478-2116 More: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1968–74 Maserati Indy; 1972–76 Jensen Interceptor III; 1970–76 Lamborghini Jarama SCM Investment Grade: D (6-cyl.); C (V8) weight had crept up to nearly two tons, accounting for the more leisurely performance of the six in standard tune. Ride was firm but not punishing, courtesy of a semi-independent DeDion rear located by coil springs. Power steering and four-wheel disc brakes were standard—what one expected of an expensive GT of the time. The DBS has previously languished along with Ferrari's 400i, Lamborghini's Espada, and Maserati's Indy as bargain exotics, and thus there are many substandard examples out there. Even though values have risen, it's fiscal suicide to lust after a DBS with significant needs. While the aluminum bodies don't rust, chassis do, and they suffer from corrosion where steel meets alloy. And while most parts are still available from Aston, they are quite expensive. Plan on spending around $20k on an engine rebuild. Or better yet, plan 1971 DBS on steering clear of an example in need of an overhaul. Interiors, save for the lovely Connolly hides, are somewhat Spartan, as were most Astons prior to the October 1978 “Oscar India” V8s, with no burled walnut to be found anywhere. Luxury features like power windows and a/c were also common. While not as iconic a Bond car as the DB5 (no doubt owing to its appearance in a less than memorable flick), the DBS was famous as the death car for James's wife Tracy, played by Diana Rigg in “On Her Majesty's Secret Service.” Formerly derided as “hopeless” or a perennial SCM D-lister, the DBS has been buoyed by a general increase in affection for all things David Brown and his marque. It has been quite some time since decent cars were available in the teens. The mid-thirties is now the entry level for a DBS, with really nice cars about $10k more. Private sellers have been asking as high as $60k recently. The cars still priced in the twenties are the ones that were $12k cars a few years ago. Although they've more than doubled in the last six or seven years, there's nothing out of whack about the current market, although one would have to say it's getting close to fully priced for now. The DBS still represents fair value for the money compared to contemporary Ferraris, which sell for around three times as much. ♦ 28 Sports Car Market

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Legal Files Martin Emmison Dual-Identity Cars Continuous History Car vs. Original Component Car? You decide Two tubs, two subframes... I n a perfect world, every historic car would boast a spotless provenance and a documented list of distinguished owners, none of whom ever “abused” the car by changing a major component, let alone by crashing it. The real world is different. Witness competition cars, which in their heyday were used very hard and crashed frequently. The urgency then was to get it to its next race. It got whatever it needed—a new frame, another engine, a new body… Just fix it! As a lawyer I have been involved in numerous dis- putes involving what I call “dual-identity” cars: two machines with some legitimate claim to the same identity. Because the term “chassis number” is ambiguous (meaning either the VIN or the number that is physically stamped on the frame), in this article I propose to use the term “identity” for that letter/number set which identifies a single vehicle. The story goes something like this. The original car, for whatever reason, has suffered a change of chassis frame, tub, or unitary body shell (which we will call the “chassis”). It has been rebuilt on a new chassis, and the old chassis discarded. The car, in its second iteration, then marches on still bearing the original identity. Often in period it was important to retain that identity in order to maintain the car's registration and/or its carnet de passage for international Customs purposes. We will call this the “Continuous History Car,” or CHC. Sometime later an enthusiast rescues the discarded chassis and uses it to build up another car to a similar specification as the original. Either he, or a later owner, then claims for that second car entitlement to the original identity. We will call this the “Original Component Car,” or OCC. (In simplest terms, we most often mean a “chassis-trumps-all” car.) With the increase in classic car values in the 1980s, a pattern emerges: Both cars “come out,” each owner claiming the single, original identity for his car. Today, typically, that dispute first rears its head on the Internet. In earlier times, the hypothetical owner of the CHC might have enjoyed his pride and joy long into his dot- 30 Two D-types identical in every way, almost age. No longer… If you own a valuable, historic car, bad news does not come much worse than hearing your car has a rival for its identity. Even if you don't call your attorney, you should probably contact your insurance broker. You may as well reduce your insurance premium to match the reduction in the value of your car! The conundrum of the Dual-Identity Car is this: Which machine is entitled to the identity? A complicated issue with the answer often resting on two determinants— which marque are we talking about, and who is the arbiter? A look at a few prominent marques AlfA RomEo: Pre-WWII, Alfa bought its chassis frames from a subcontractor. These were numbered sequentially with a different number series from the car's actual chassis number (“identity” to us), which was later stamped by the factory elsewhere on the frame. Because many were used in competition in the 1930s, these Alfas frequently saw a change of frame, engine, or body, without any change of identity, which generally remained constant. On that basis, where the continuity of identity is of primary consideration, the CHC (continuous history) wins in the Alfa Romeo camp. ASTon mARTin: The Aston Martin Owners Club, which has been nurturing this once-tiny marque since 1935, is clearly the arbiter here and does not entertain a car built up on a discarded frame. Early Astons are known by their chassis number, and the identity will always belong to the CHC. BUGATTi: While identification of race cars is a minefield, I am informed that the factory never stamped the chassis number (identity) of the car on the frame, and (like Alfa) the frame itself bore a different number from the chassis number. The identity was stamped on a brass plate, usually mounted on the bulkhead (firewall), and also somewhere on the engine. The problem of identification may arise where the brass plate is lost and the car has undergone an engine change. However, that continuous history is more important in Bugatti circles than the mere frame itself, so the CHC wins. fERRARi: The factory's Classiche office now rules the roost as the arbiter of what is a genuine Ferrari (of any identity). If a Ferrari is to be awarded a certificate, the factory will insist on the car being built on its original frame and fitted with original, factory-sourced components. Unless, of course, they have been lost, in which case the factory can supply replacement parts. Certification at a price! Which (shall we say sotto voce) somewhat stretches the concept of “original” and causes some consternation. A conditional victory for the Original Component Car, where the frame is the ultimate determinant of identity? JAGUAR: The general view is that the CHC wins. The revolutionary D-type is interesting. A central monocoque tub was bolted to a triangular subframe, which extended the length of the tub and to which the front suspension, engine, and gearbox were mounted. Which then was the main “identity” structure, the subframe or the tub? This has been the subject of many an argument given the number of D-types where Sports Car Market Photos: CLK Developments Ltd.

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the original tub and subframe have become separated. The difference in value between a bombproof D-type and a moody one has caused several owners of dualidentity D-types to resort to a clever solution—buy the other claimant to your car's identity, then restore both vehicles, so that one has all the best, original bits to that identity, making sure that this process is independently verified. You can either drive the “leftover” as a carefree replica, or sell it to a friend who has sworn never to claim for his machine your car's identity. mG: In my experience, mainly with the K3 racing model, examples of which often changed their spots many times in the 1930s, the OCC (frame-based) will often be recognized by the Triple-M Register of the MG Car Club ahead of the continuous history (CHC) car; viz the MG K3 number 015 (see Miles Collier's SCM profile, December 2009, p. 36). PoRSchE: Most dual-identity Porsches (often racing 911s) have received a new shell or chassis frame in period, the motive of which is to just keep the car going by the easiest method. The factory itself was not averse to disposing of a race-damaged car, nor to having another car re-emerge later under the same identity. The rapid rise in Porsche values and historic race eligibility has resulted in questionable re-creations of cars known or believed to have been destroyed. Typically for a German manufacturer, Porsche keeps accurate records and numbered all of the main components, all very helpful in identifying real cars and components. Production cars carry unique production numbers, if you know where to look, and thus they can often be used to prove a car's identity beyond any doubt. One for the CHC? ShElBy: Cobras have been particularly susceptible to this dual-identity problem, probably because in period the car's performance often outstripped its tire grip and driver skill. The AC Owners Club in the U.K. and SAAC in the U.S. jointly operate a structured seven-tier categorization of Cobras, with only the top five categories being original cars and qualifying for the Registry. These range from “original-original” to “original-rebuilt.” Below the line are the extra categories of “replica” and “kit car,” which do not qualify. One rule shared by both clubs is that one car cannot form the basis of two (or more) cars on the Registry. Where multiple cars claim the same identity, there will be one winner and one or more losers. SAAC and ACOC favor the history (CHC) over the frame (OCC). Turning to other arbiters, when considering applications for FIVA passports, the Technical Committee of FIVA tends to favor the frame (OCC). In contrast, while it was issuing Heritage Certificates, which it has now stopped doing, the FIA Heritage Committee clearly preferred the history (CHC). The U.K.'s Vintage Sports Car Club, when issuing their race papers, does not seem particularly bothered about the concept of identity, but instead concentrates on the rule that if “three out of five” of a car's major components are original, it qualifies for papers. So what is the right answer? The careful lawyer will normally sit on the fence saying, “On the one hand this, on the other hand that.” Jumping down off that fence, I will side with the continuous history (CHC). In my view, where a chassis has been discarded, the identity of the vehicle on which it was built (its soul, if you like) has flown away, and has taken up residence in the vehicle as rebuilt on the new chassis. Sitting forlornly against the wall of the garage, that discarded frame no longer has any identity. If later it has the good fortune to be reclaimed, it does not deserve to reclaim its former identity, not least because most of its other components will have come from other vehicles. A bitsa, if you like. Of course, that's just my opinion. I'd like to hear yours; send them to bitsa@sportscarmarket.com. ♦ Martin Emmison is a lawyer in London specializing in collector car matters. He can be reached at memmison@gdlaw.co.uk. June 2010 31

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Collecting Thoughts Mullin Automotive Museum New Museum Features Cars of Pre-War France Of the more than 100 cars displayed, many have won major concours awards around the world by Carl Bomstead first shown at the 1951 Paris Auto Salon and awarded 1st in class at the 2009 Newport Concours. The 1925 Bugatti Brescia Type 22 roadster, recently craned from the bottom of Lake Maggiore after a damp 73 years (and SCM's April cover car), is displayed in its private corner. Too valuable to restore, perhaps, it has received a conservation treatment to prevent further deterioration. Mullin says, “It's a $50,000 Bugatti with a $500,000 story.” Several Schlumpf Reserve unrestored cars are on Details Where: 1421 Emerson Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033 More: www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com Admission: $8 Mullin Museum celebrates of pre-war French design in the 47,000-sq-ft former Otis Chandler facility. Peter Mullin purchased the building in 2006 and extensively remodeled it into a Grandeur Salon de l'Automobile themed on the “architecture” of the French Auto Salons from the 1920s and '30s. Funded by the Museum Foundation and Peter and E Merle Mullin, the museum is a tribute to the French automobile and the Art Deco movement. A glass mural, based on Comete (that's comet as in Halley, and not as in Simca), which is a silvered bronze desk piece by Maurice Guiraud Riviere, greets visitors. The actual piece is incorporated into the mural. The main floor features over a dozen cars of the more than 100 displayed throughout, many of which have won major concours awards around the world. Two elevated turntables feature prominent winners; one is the yellow and black 1928 Type 44 Bugatti Fiacre coupe by Gangloff, and the other the 1939 Type 57C Bugatti Aravis roadster. Between them they've achieved 1st in class at Pebble Beach in 2005, 2nd in class last year at Amelia Island, and Best in Show at the Los Angeles Concours. The 1948 Paris Auto Salon 1946 Delahaye Type 135MS rests, unrestored and unmolested, in a barn setting. A 1913 Peugeot Bébé cabriolet by Ettore Bugatti also delights. Produced from 1905 until 1916, it was Bugatti's largest selling design. Then there's a 1951 Delahaye Type 235 by Jacques Saoutchik, which was 32 legance, style, and commitment plus deep resources equals stunning. And stunning is the word to describe the new Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, California, which resides show. The story of the Schlumpf Brothers Collection and its eventual acquisition by the French government is well known. What is not are the subsequent lawsuits filed by the brothers. The case was finally resolved in 1999, long after the brothers passed away, and 62 of the cars returned to Fritz Schlumpf's widow, Arlette. Mullin acquired the Reserve Collection and retained about half of them. Notably on display are a 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux coupe that was once part of the John Shakespeare collection, and a 1937 Auto Union Wanderer W-25 roadster. Also within are dozens of furniture pieces made by Carlo Bugatti, Ettore's father. First displayed at the 1888 Fine Arts Fair in Milan, his Art Nouveau style is most distinctive. The most desirable of his pieces command deep into five figures at auction. Further exhibits include decorative ceramics, glass, and sculptures from the era. The mezzanine is a Club Bugatti hangout and features a selection of Bugatti mod- erne and a mêlée of French race cars. Included is the “Million Franc” 1937 Delahaye Type 145 that won the GP de Pau with René Dreyfus at the wheel. The French government had offered a million francs to the French team that could beat the Germans, and Delahaye won the prize. There also is the 1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix that placed second at the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1938 Talbot-Lago T26SS by Figoni et Falaschi that won the 1939 race. The Mullin Museum opened to the public in mid-April and visiting hours are lim- ited. Visit the web site for more details, and visit the museum itself the next time you are in the area. You won't be disappointed. ♦ Many cars came from the Schlumpf Collection Sports Car Market Photos: Michelle Herrera

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Event Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 15th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance The mix of European and American sports, classic, and race cars seen here is uniquely Amelia and makes this show unlike any other in the world by Donald Osborne Best in Show Maserati and Mercedes problem. This year's show contained every element that has made this show, founded by Bill Warner and his partners in 1995, the must-attend event it has become. It's perhaps traditional to consider Amelia “second A only” to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, but it really is something as different as the East Coast is from the West. The mix of European and American sports, classic, and race cars seen here in north Florida is uniquely Amelia Island and makes this show unlike any other in the world. While you will see some of the same blue blood classics, GT, and sports cars at both shows, Amelia Island can always be counted on to serve up those as well in an assortment you'd never see on the lawn at The Lodge. Examples? A class of “Motor Trend Cover Cars” included the strange three-wheeled Davis as well as the elegant Ghia “Gilda” turbine car, while nearby a row of Porsche 917s were down a ways from “Forgotten Fiberglass” wonders, which sat across the fairway from little Italian “Etceterini” racers. 34 lthough 2010 was the 15th anniversary of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, I don't think it had anything that other recent Amelia events didn't have, and that's actually not a And racing has always been a key part of Amelia Island. This year honored NASCAR legend Richard Petty, with the great man himself on hand and in his trademark cowboy hat. He participated in panel discussions, met his fans, signed autographs, and talked about his old blue and orange stock cars, seven of which were displayed on the lawn. The roster of judges here is always impressive, and SCM's own Publisher Martin returned once again and served on the team that graded a class of 300SL Gullwings as well as a class of pre-war Mercedes-Benzes. From the latter came this year's Concours d'Elegance Best in Show, the operatically dramatic silver 1937 540K Special roadster owned by SCMers Sam and Emily Mann. Concours de Sport Best in Show was captured by SCMer Jonathan Feiber's 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, which had been Sir Stirling Moss's ride to victory in the 1960 Cuban Grand Prix. Moss himself was supposed to be there, but was injured at his home in London shortly Details Plan ahead: March 11–13, 2011 Where: Amelia Island, FL Cost: $45 this year More: www.ameliaconcours.org before the show. The Cuban connection was further made by the invitation of Eduardo Mesejo Maestre, Director of the Cuban Automotive Museum, to serve as a judge. More spectators, more exhibitors, and a continuing ability of the show to dodge the worst of the sometimes unreliable late winter weather of northern Florida have marked the steadily growing reputation of this event. What makes it so special? Perhaps it's great and interesting cars in a beautiful setting—oh, and a great scene in the Ritz-Carlton lobby bar doesn't hurt either. I know I'll be back next year. ♦ Sports Car Market Photos: Neil Rashba

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SCMers at Amelia Island Drew & Josephine Alcazar, Phoenix, AZ 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II Mark Allin, Newburyport, MA 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II A Cheri Amalfitano, Gilford, NH 1970 Porsche 917 Paul E. Andrews Jr. Collection, Ft. Worth, TX 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Aerodynamico coupe, Amelia Award 1929 Duesenberg Murphy Dual Cowl phaeton, 1st in Class H. DeWayne Ashmead, Fruit Heights, UT 1949 Kurtis Sports Car Stephen & Susan Babinsky, Lebanon, NJ 1931 Lincoln K Philip Bagley, North Palm Beach, FL 1969 Porsche 911S Howard & Diane Banaszak, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1954 Stanguellini 750 Sport, Amelia Award Al & Mary Barbour, Sewickley, PA 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Gary W. Bartlett, Muncie, IN 1952 Jaguar XK 120C Don Bernstein, Clarks Summit, PA 1929 Ruxton Prototype Muller Front Drive roadster Dave Brewer, Kayo Erwin, & Harry Stevenson, Longwood, FL 1953 Buick Skylark hard top, Amelia Award Charles & Debbie Bronson, Camarillo, CA 1911 Inter-State Bulldog 50, 1st in Class Joe Buzzetta, St. James, NY 1968 Porsche 907 John, Esther & Joe Campion, Jacksonville, FL 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso The Canepa Motorsports Museum, Scotts Valley, CA 1969 Porsche 917K, Amelia Award 1969 Ford Torino Cobra, 1st in Class Keith & Jan Canouse, Orlando, FL 1914 Renault ED Joseph & Angela Cantore, Oak Brook, IL 1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 cabriolet A Ron & Billi Carey, Calgary, Alberta, CAN 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1st in Class Kevin & Antoinette Cogan, Louisville, KY 1959 Ferrari 250 GT The Collier Collection, Naples, FL 1969 Porsche 917 1970 Porsche 917 David Cowart, Tampa, FL 1953 Buick Skylark Dudley Cunningham, Carlisle, MA 1953 Kurtis-Meteor SR-100, 1st in Class 1959 Bocar Stiletto Guy Dirkin, Oak Park, IL 1956 Byers SR-100 Jimmy & Lisa Dobbs, Vero Beach, FL 1962 Ferrari Dino 196 SP, 1st in Class George Dragone, Bridgeport, CT 1907 Fiat Targa Florio Racer The Drendel Family Collection, Hickory, NC 1973 Porsche 917/30 Raul Echeverria, Key Biscayne, FL 1963 Bentley S-3 Continental Mulliner coupe June 2010 1969 Ford Torino Cobra, 1st in Class 35 Gene & Marlene Epstein, Wrightstown, PA 1953 Bentley Mark VI drophead coupe Madlyn & Howard Fafard, Framingham, MA 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet C Jonathan Feiber, Menlo Park, CA 1960 Maserati Tipo 61, Best in Show, Concours de Sport Jeffrey & Frances Fisher, Palm Beach, FL 1939 Bugatti Stelvio 57C, Amelia Award Gary Ford, Pipersville, PA 1957 Cooper Mk II Joe & Cynny Freeman, Brookline, MA 1915 Duesenberg Indianapolis Racer General Motors, Detroit, MI 1951 LeSabre 1956 Firebird II Concept Car David L. George III, Cochranville, PA 1930 Amilcar CGSS, Amelia Award Wm. “Tom” Gerrard, Big Sky, MT 1958 Oldsmobile 98 convertible Scott Grundfor & Kathleen Redmond, Arroyo Grande, CA 1955 Ghia Streamline X “Gilda”, 1st in Class Audrey & Martin Gruss, Palm Beach, FL 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast McKeel Hagerty, Traverse City, MI 1958 Bocar XP-4 roadster, Amelia Award Steven Harris & Lucien Rees-Roberts, New York, NY 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Edward Herbst, East Hampton, NY 1951 Bentley Mk VI Cresta Pinsati Robert & Jeri Herold, St. Louis, MO 1938 Jaguar SS 2½-Liter drophead coupe The Lee Herrington Collection, Bow, NH 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, 1st in Class Mark & Kim Hyman, St. Louis, MO 1938 Lagonda V12 drophead coupe 1955 Flajole Forerunner IMS Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, IN 1964 HURST Floor Shift Special Jim Jenne, Inver Grove Heights, MN 1957 Stanguellini Bialbero Sport 1100 Kemp Auto Museum, Chesterfield, MO 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet A Linda & Richard Kughn, Dearborn, MI 1953 Oldsmobile Fiesta Chris La Porte, Beecher, IL 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Landa/Swimmer, San Diego, CA 1933 Lagonda T-3 Tourer Lane Motor Museum, Nashville, TN 1919 Leyat Helica Priscilla & Loren Lundberg, Glendale, AZ 1960 Chevrolet Camoradi Le Mans Corvette, Amelia Award Chris MacAllister, Indianapolis, IN 1969 Porsche 917K Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special roadster, Best in Show, Concours d'Elegance J.W. Marriott Jr., Washington, DC 1951 Allard J2 Bruce & Jolene McCaw, Bellevue, WA 1952 Mercedes-Benz W194 J. Clark Mitchell, Peru, NY 1955 Almquist Sportster Tom Mittler, Three Rivers, MI 1955 Jaguar D-type Charles L. Mong, Indianapolis, IN 1934 Packard 1107 coupe roadster Wellington & Janet Morton, Fruit Cove, FL 1929 Packard 640 Custom runabout, Amelia Award Peter & Merle Mullin, Los Angeles, CA 1951 Delahaye 235 Ross & Beth Myers, Boyertown, PA 1948 Ford Sportsman Louis & Abigail Natenshon, Highland Park, IL 1937 Peugeot 402 cabriolet Wayne & Marilyn Nelson, Longwood, FL 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica The Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA 1913 Chalmers 18-Six, Amelia Award The Off Brothers Collection, Richard, MI 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C Speciale coupe 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet A, Amelia Award Robert Pass, St. Louis, MO 1931 Cadillac 452A V16 roadster Gene & Sally Perkins, Greenwood, IN 1932 Packard 905 William & Joan Perretti, Ormond Beach, FL 1934 Lucenti Indianapolis Race Car Gale & Henry Petronis, Easton, MD 1927 Mercedes-Benz S John W. Rich Sr., Pottsville, PA 1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost 1910 American Underslung Traveler, 1st in Class Marc Richelsoph, Belmont, NC 1957 Bandini Sport International, 1st in Class Chapman J. Root II Collection, Ormond Beach, FL 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix William B. Ruger Jr., Newport, NH 1933 Hispano-Suiza J-12 Type 68 BIS, 1st in Class Hugh Ruthven II, Barrington, IL 1959 Bandini Formula Junior monoposto Douglas Schellinger, Milwaukee, WI 1970 Plymouth Superbird Ed & Judy Schoenthaler, Naples, FL 1938 Horch 853 Phaeton Steven A. Schultz, Chicago, IL 1937 Cord 812SC phaeton Thomas E. Shaughnessy, San Clemente, CA 1952 Ferrari 225 S Elad & Ronit Shraga, Savyon, ISR 1955 Abarth 208 A Vic & Barbara Skirmants, North Branch, MI 1962 Dolphin America, Amelia Award DeNean Stafford, Tifton, GA 1927 Bentley 6½ Liter Vanden Plas tourer, Amelia Award Joel & Rosa Stein, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1956 Moretti 1500 Sports Twin Plug Mitchell & Nadine Terk, Jacksonville, FL 1939 Cadillac 75 Series convertible coupe Don Turner, Sacramento, CA 1957 Bentley S-1 Continental Park Ward coupe Vintage Racing Motors, Redmond, WA 1970 Porsche 917K, 1st in Class Don & Darby Wathne, Grassy Key, FL 1939 Talbot Lago Type 23 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Kirk F. White, New Smyrna Beach, FL 1956 Triumph TR6-Trophy, 1st in Class Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Don & Janet Williams, Danville, CA 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special phaeton tourer Steven Wolf, Boca Raton, FL 1961 Bentley S-2 HJ Mulliner 1936 Mercedes-Benz carbriolet A Special, Amelia Award Pam & Lee Wolff, Chagrin Falls, OH 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

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Events SCM Tours & Seminar SCM Insider's Tours at Amelia Island As in Scottsdale and Monterey, SCM hosts an Insider's Tour of Consignments for Platinum subscribers at Amelia Island. This year, participants had the chance to spend some up close and personal time with the top bananas of RM Auctions and Gooding & Company on the Thursday prior to their sales. RM's President Ian Kelleher and Specialist Don Rose were on hand at the Ritz-Carlton, and David Gooding hosted our group at the Amelia Island Plantation, which was sponsored by Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Thanks to the steady blowing rain, we eschewed the seaside preview tent at RM and instead walked through the parking garage beneath the new ballroom where the sale was to be held a few days later. The weather had moderated a bit by the time we arrived at Gooding's tents later in the afternoon, but in neither place did the rain and wind compare to the unpleasantness of Arizona in January… Both walks were made especially meaningful thanks to encounters with consignors. At RM, the longtime owner of the rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 alloy coupe on offer there (sold at $1.265m) chatted with us about using such an extraordinary car for so many years, and what makes it so special. Over at the Gooding preview, while in the midst of a conversation about the 1931 Voisin C20 V12 Mylord Demi-Berline (sold at $2.75m), again we were joined by the seller, who seemed so passionate about the car and its exquisite design details that he had to be asked why he was selling it! The insiders also learned how the auction companies arrange the cars in pre- view and why, the ways to get the most information about a car on sale, obtaining condition reports, and how you might be able to be taken for a ride in a lot in which you might have interest. Everyone on both sides agreed the SCM Insider's Tour is a great opportunity for potential buyers and sellers to get to know key players one-on-one, while also learning a bit about the cars that make up our hobby. To learn more about the benefits of an SCM Platinum subscription, which in- cludes all-access to the worlds largest and most complete database of collectible cars, plus opportunities to participate in exclusive events like this one, visit www .sportscarmarket.com.—Donald Osborne My presentation for the 40-or-so participants (in- cluding many SCMers) covered the sometimes mysterious art of valuation, as well as thoughts on each individual's personal style of collecting, touching on why they collect, how and why they sell, and what they buy and why. The discussion ranged through the pros and cons of buying at auction, buying from dealerships and from private parties. Most of the participants agreed that buying what you like was more important than getting the very best price—unless you were a dealer buying for resale. A highlight was the presentation of four cars by the CCG group for analysis by our participants. They included a period-correct small-block Shelby Cobra, a late-model Porsche Carrera GT, a sympathetically restored 1967 Cadillac DeVille convertible, and a pristinely restored 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. Emphasis was placed on originality vs. resto- First Annual Collector's Car Garage Valuation Seminar While there is a high concentration of collector car owners in New York City, few of them can actually keep their cars in Manhattan. That's where a facility like the Collector's Car Garage, in nearby Bedford Hills, NY, comes into play. Just off the Saw Mill Parkway north of the city, this 68,000-sq-ft tri-level facil- ity allows owners a secure, climate-controlled environment—a country club for car people, if you will. CCG organizer and former motorsports marketer Leigh Dorrington contacted SCM, and asked that we present a seminar on collecting and valuation, which I had the opportunity to lead. The topic was especially relevant given the recent swings in the collector car market. 36 ration, contrasting unpopular (in today's way of thinking) restoration decisions—such as choosing owner-pleasing but incorrect paint colors—with the high importance of a documented numbers-matching drivetrain in a muscle car like the Superbird. I enjoyed both my interaction with the collectors at the event and the chance to experience the Collector's Car Garage, which is certainly a high-quality “toy box” and a terrific place for NYC collectors to keep their prized cars. Visit www.collectorscargarage.com for more— Chip Lamb Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile A Pair of 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4s The Amelia crowd spent Saturday afternoon at RM's blockbuster auction. Two 4-cam Ferraris going head-to-head provided an added thrill by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1966–68 Number produced: 330 (16 alloy body) Original list price: $11,500 SCM Valuation: $800k–$1.2m, add $500k for alloy body Tune-up cost: $2,000–$3,000 Distributor cap: $450, two required Chassis #: Right front chassis rail by shock mount; data plate on right inner fender Engine #: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America PO Box 720597 Atlanta, GA 30358 More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.ferrarichat.com Alternatives: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy; 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante; 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Alloy chassis number: 09501 Steel chassis number: 09337 A lthough about 330 275 GTB/4 coupes were built in the 1966–67 period, only 16 of these were bodied in aluminum panels, according to Cavallino Magazine's 1986 “The Four Cam” feature article by Dyke Ridgley. In reality this means that only 5% of the 330 GTB/4s produced were factory constructed in aluminum, making these an exceedingly rare variant. Chassis 09501 is the third of the 16 built. Recently fully detailed by the owner, 09501 comes with its build sheet, complete factory tool roll, and is fitted with freshly rebuilt Borranis and correct new knockoffs. It is totally ready for any driving adventure, especially those that encourage full use of this car's 7,000 rpm redline. The steel-bodied 275 GTB/4, s/n 09337, has been treated to much specialist work in its lifetime, all with the aim of concours perfection. In addition to Platinum Awards at the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Cavallino Classic, in August 2009, the car was invited to The Quail for a special FCA 30-car display of “The Great Ferraris.” Given its previous performance in judged competi- tion and the recent work carried out, this four-cam is undoubtedly a very high-point example and likely even a 100-point car. Simply put, it may very well be the finest and most correct four-cam on the planet. SCM Analysis These cars sold at RM's Automobiles of Arizona Auction in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 13, 2010. Including buyer's premium, 38 the alloy car, s/n 09501, made $1,265,000; the steel car, s/n 09337, made $1,650,000. This is the auction story of two Ferrari 275 GTB/4s; the first was an alloy-body car, one of only 16 built and the Holy Grail of street 275 4-cams. The other was a garden-variety standard steel version, a legitimate object of lust, but not top dog of the pair. Amelia is the first big show of the year, and everyone who's anyone in the concours world wants to be there. The crowd has the net worth of a small country and little else to do until Sunday's show, so Saturday afternoon was spent making RM's auction a blockbuster. These two 4-cam Ferraris provided an added thrill. The 275 GTB, a primer The 275 GTB was introduced in 1964 as the successor to Ferrari's 250 GT SWB berlinetta. The nomenclature was derived from the single-cylinder displacement of roughly 275 cc. The 275 signaled an important evolution for Ferrari, with a fully independent suspension and rear transaxle, and the 275 GTB echoed the aggressiveness of the 250 Tour de France and GTO with its long hood, covered headlights, fastback roofline, and Kamm tail. Devoid of unattractive lines, the beautiful coupes are considered to be among Pininfarina's finest grand touring projects. In 1966, Ferrari introduced the 275 GTB/4, the third evolution of the 275 GTB. The model designation reflected four overhead camshafts now fitted to the V12 engine. A dry-sump oiling system was added, as well as 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe Lot 327, s/n 10017 Condition 1 Sold at $2,042,700 RM, Maranello, ITA, 5/18/2008 SCM# 116784 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe Lot 434, s/n 10253 Condition 2+ Sold at $1,925,000 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/14/2008 SCM# 117469 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long Nose coupe Lot 119, s/n 8135 Condition 2- Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/2008 SCM# 117581 Sports Car Market Don Heiny © 2006 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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an impressive set of six twin-choke Weber carburetors. The formidable powerplant was capable of propelling the 275 GTB/4 to a top speed of 160 mph. Competition power levels had been made available right off the showroom floor. Pininfarina's body, which had been enhanced during the 275 GTB's production with a longer nose to reduce high-speed front-end lift, was modified by a small hood bulge to clear the carburetors. The alloy variant of the 275 was lighter than the steel cars and allowed for better handling, faster acceleration, and a higher top speed. They are exceedingly rare and seldom come to market. Chassis number 09337, a standard steel 4-cam Chassis number 09337 was finished in Giallo Fly (Fly Yellow) and equipped with power windows with door-mounted switches. It was first restored in 1991, after which it started appearing at major Ferrari shows. After changing hands in 2003, it was sent to noted Ferrari restorer Greg Jones for another restoration. It scored Platinum and won a “Coppa Bella Macchina” award at the 2004 and 2005 Cavallino Classic. In 2005, it was once again sent back to Greg Jones with the instructions the owner wanted “a 100-point car.” The car went back to the 2006 Cavallino Classic, where it missed the 100 by just one point, but it won another Platinum Award. Later that year it scored yet another Platinum Award at the FCA National Meeting. In 2006, a new owner corrected several of the nearly imperceptible flaws in an attempt to reach the elusive 100 points. It has not been judged since. Chassis number 09501, an alloy-bodied example Chassis number 09501 was delivered to Luigi Chinetti just in time to be displayed at the 1967 New York Auto Show. Kirk F. White, auto dealer and race car sponsor, then used it as his daily driver from 1968 to 1972. He recalled, “A great car and I have very fond memories of it—it was an absolute rocket ship and reliable as an anvil, and I drove it everywhere and almost everyday for about four years.” A Miami attorney acquired 09501 in late 1972, and in 1976 he hit a guardrail, denting the left rear quarter panel and trunk area, and bending the rear wheel and suspension arm. The present owner, a noted Ferrari restorer and enthusiast, purchased 09501 from the insurance firm. He performed a total restoration and debuted the GTB/4 at the Orlando area Concorso Portofino, winning a 1st place trophy. Other prizes accumulated from shows at Amelia Island, Marco Island, Cavallino Classic, Sebring, and Washington, DC. In all instances, the car was driven to and from these events. Road rallies and substantial road trips were also undertaken—including a journey from Florida to RM's 25th Anniversary Celebration in Ontario, Canada, with a side trip to Seattle before returning to Florida! Going into the auction, the alloy car's value was esti- mated at $1,350,000 to $1,750,000. The steel car's value trailed by around a half-million dollars with an estimate of $950,000 to $1,200,000. The alloy car was scheduled to run first, and many believed it would set a high mark June 2010 39 Photos: RM Auctions Don Heiny © 2006 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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for the steel car to follow. The bidding went up fast then hit a wall at $1,265,000, and 09501 was hammered sold. When the steel car rolled onto the stage, it appeared it would be a $900k sale. In no time, $900k was history and so was $1,200,000. At $1,500,000, the room was buzzing as hands kept waving. It took a determined $1,650,000 to take the car home, an astounding number in today's market. How it happened Monday morning quar- terbacking gives some clues to what happened. In 1976, it didn't take much damage to total out a nine-year-old car. Perhaps with a little nudging from the attorney owner, the insurance company totaled the alloy car after its accident. Contemporary Ferrari historians called it “badly crashed and written off,” which was accurate at the time but would hardly be the case today. While the damage assessment is totally inaccurate, the car will always be known as the one that was “written off,” a knock against its value. Additionally, it has non-standard a/c, a non-standard but possibly correct rear bumper, and a reclining passenger's seatback that was allegedly original but lacks documentation. While spruced up for the sale, a lot of time and miles have passed since its restoration. The owner is my hero for actually using the car, but major time and money will be needed to make any improvements. The steel car was everything the alloy car wasn't. It was restored impeccably. Its provenance was well documented, with no warts to spook a buyer, and most appealing, it is ready to use today. It could go directly from the owner's garage to a concours or an international rally. Interestingly, both buyers got what they wanted. I'm told the alloy car's buyer wanted a car for driving events, something he could drive hard without worrying about mechanical problems or rock chips. He's reportedly already bought a set of more robust alloy wheels, new tires, and signed up for two rallies. And I'm told the steel car's buyer didn't want to spend years making a great car—he wanted to buy one. He acknowledged that he may have set a new high, but he got what he wanted without waiting. You can always make more money but you can't make more time. The seller of the alloy car went home from the auction slightly disappointed, but the steel-bodied seller and both buyers went home ecstatic. Overall, I'd call this an entertaining and educational view of the market, and the individuals who make it up, at work. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) e steel car to follow. The bidding went up fast then hit a wall at $1,265,000, and 09501 was hammered sold. When the steel car rolled onto the stage, it appeared it would be a $900k sale. In no time, $900k was history and so was $1,200,000. At $1,500,000, the room was buzzing as hands kept waving. It took a deter- mined $1,650,000 to take the car home, an astounding num- ber in today's market. How it happened Monday morning quar- terbacking gives some clues to what happened. In 1976, it didn't take much damage to total out a nine-year-old car. Perhaps with a little nudging from the attorney owner, the insurance company totaled the alloy car after its accident. Contemporary Ferrari historians called it “badly crashed and writ- ten off,” which was accurate at the time but would hardly be the case today. While the damage assessment is totally inaccurate, the car will always be known as the one that was “written off,” a knock against its value. Additionally, it has non-standard a/c, a non-standard but possibly correct rear bumper, and a reclining passenger's seatback that was allegedly original but lacks documentation. While spruced up for the sale, a lot of time and miles have passed since its restoration. The owner is my hero for actually using the car, but major time and money will be needed to make any improvements. The steel car was everything the alloy car wasn't. It was restored impeccably. Its provenance was well documented, with no warts to spook a buyer, and most appealing, it is ready to use today. It could go directly from the owner's garage to a concours or an international rally. Interestingly, both buyers got what they wanted. I'm told the alloy car's buyer wanted a car for driving events, something he could drive hard without worrying about mechanical problems or rock chips. He's reportedly already bought a set of more robust alloy wheels, new tires, and signed up for two rallies. And I'm told the steel car's buyer didn't want to spend years making a great car—he wanted to buy one. He acknowledged that he may have set a new high, but he got what he wanted without waiting. You can always make more money but you can't make more time. The seller of the alloy car went home from the auction slightly disappointed, but the steel-bodied seller and both buyers went home ecstatic. Overall, I'd call this an entertaining and educational view of the market, and the individuals who make it up, at work. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Sports Sports Car Market

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan An Inexact Science I could not help feeling my father was right when he said it's better to be lucky than smart.” So said the buyer of the alloy 275 GTB/4 at RM had to be beyond orgasmic with joy. S/n 09337 was first restored in 1991 and again in 2003 and was fastidiously detailed with the intent of being a 100-point car. It had scored Platinum several times but never hit the magic 100, missing by one point, although without question it was a truly great car with a great provenance. But let me repeat, it over-sold by at least $400,000, in this case somewhere between 33% and 40% over today's market, exacerbated—should we have forgotten already—by the fact that we were in a worldwide recession and the classic car market was moribund only a few months ago. And the one that was undersold On the other end of the spectrum, Estimated low, sold high some number based on the highest result at the most successful, recent auction. Buying from a classic car dealer allows personal time for back-and-forth questions-andanswers, negotiation time, a pre-purchase inspection and for the buyer to fly in for an inspection and test drive. In the auction world, rapid-fire bidding and the W issue. The over-the-top car The over-the-top sale was a very nicely restored steel-bodied Giallo Fly 275 GTB/4, s/n 09337. Starting with a market-correct estimate of $950k–$1.2m, the bidding quickly went far beyond those numbers, closing at $1,650,000, about $400,000 over today's market. While the buyer probably went home satisfied with his acquisition, as well as his victory in the bidding war, the seller 42 adrenaline rush of a one-minute attention span to buy or pass introduce a rush of drama and emotion into the equation. If several well-healed type-A buyers want the same car, at the same place, on the same day, big egos backed by big bank accounts can result in very high prices. Conversely, because the crowd is usually limited to a few thousand people at best, if no one really wants to take a certain car home on that day, the bidding and final sale can be well back of market. Interestingly, two sales from the RM auction at Amelia Island on March 13 illustrate these points. The auction story itself is told in full on p. 38 of this hile selling exotic cars is an inexact science, it is a tenet within the trade that buyers want to pay something “back” of the dealer's cost, while sellers want to “net” there's s/n 09501, one of only 16 alloybodied 275 GTB/4s built—representing the pinnacle of street 275s. This alloy 275 GTB/4 had hit a guardrail in 1976, destroying the left rear quarter of the car. It was sold to a very tal- ented restorer who put it into storage with several other worthy projects. In the mid 1990s, s/n 09501 was given a total restoration to very high standards and then shown at several East Coast high-grade concours. Going into Amelia, auction estimates were correct at $1.35m–$1.75m—about $500k, or 40%, more than the steel 275 GTB/4. As the auction began, the alloy car (s/n 09501) went first, with the goal of setting a high mark for the steel car (s/n 09337) to follow. The bidding went up fast then hit the wall at $1.265m. “Alloy” was sold to a very astute investor and collector from New York about $250k short of where most people expected it to sell. While it is true that s/n 09501 had been damaged in the past, a quick walk through my database shows eight of the 16 alloy 275 GTB/4s were damaged heavily or burnt out early in their lives, so this was not an unusual situation for any 40-plus-year-old Ferrari. Additionally, s/n 09501 had non-factory a/c and a couple of undocumented or questionable non-standard features. Unlike many show cars, it had been driven and showed its miles, and thus in a business where auctions “sell the sizzle,” it offered a lot of steak, but not a lot of sizzle. The buyer and I emailed to each other I emailed the new alloy owner and he answered as follows: “I came to Amelia Island planning on buying the alloy 4-cam and was expecting to pay up to $1.5m all in. I was happy to have paid $1.265m, but after the yellow (steel) car (which I thought had several flaws) sold for $1.65m, I could not help feeling my father was right when he told me it is better to be lucky than smart.” He continued, “As far as (the seller of the alloy car), I think he was very upset, and initially I think he blamed me—in addition to (the auction house). We had a nice chat and I explained to him that I was just the bidder.” “Steel” was relatively freshly restored, had been a trailer queen with very well documented provenance, and was ready to go directly to a concours or rally. I'm told the steel car's buyer didn't want to spend years restoring a car; he wanted to buy one that was done and was encouraged by a Southern California restoration shop owner to do so. He may have set a new high, but he got what he wanted... without waiting. As they say in the restoration industry, “You can always make more money, but you can't buy more time.” The steel car delivered a sizable portion of steak with lots and lots of sizzle. Sports Car Market

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A would-be seller's reaction The follow-on effect to would-be sellers was illustrated to me on the Monday after the sale of both cars, when I received an email, which read (edited): “Michael, I've had a 275 GTB short-nose 2-cam for over 35 years. It has won a national concours (FCA Washington DC), numerous car shows. 47,000 original miles, all tools, books, etc. A very exciting Ferrari. Question: Amelia Island has shown the rise in 4-cams, what do you think of future sales? Value? Should I keep it or sell it? I think in the short term it will break the $1m mark.” Is the glass half-full or half-empty? While this would-be seller (and several others) rejoiced in the over-market sale of s/n 09337, they were in denial on the under-market sale of s/n 09501. Another quick check into my database found a 2005 email from a well-known dealer who had seen the 275 short-nose in the email above and had emailed me, describing it as “…in a body shop and partially apart. Has lousy paint, needs interior, headliner, not running for many years.” Looking further in my database, the 275 GTB short-nose had finished 2nd in class at the 1987 FCA National meeting in Tyson's Corner, Virginia—so 23 years ago. Needless to say, concours standards have changed since 1987. It will be many years before his unrestored 275 short-nose will be a $1m car. I'm the first to say I'm thrilled at the rebound in the market in only a mere three or four months, and it looks better every day. But my response to both would-be 2-cam sellers and to the auction results in general goes back to the opening of this column. Sellers want to “net” some number based on the highest result at the most successful recent auction. As I replied to the owner of the short-nose, “Not sure I share your enthusiasm. Yes, the yellow 275 GTB/4 sold for a number that is about $500k over market, but likewise the alloy 275 GTB/4 sold at about $250k back of market. So... as at all auctions, some cars sell way over market, some way back of market. Just as one sparrow doesn't make it spring, one car selling way over-market doesn't make the market.” The reality check I tell sellers that they can probably get full market price, but trying to get over market is wishful thinking. While most of the cars at auction sell at auction price, they just might get lucky and fetch an over-market price, as did the steel 275 GTB/4, or just as likely they could be the wrong car, on the wrong day, and get a back-ofmarket price, as did the alloy 275 GTB/4. Enjoy the show and take your chances. ♦ The better choice for rallies and tours June 2010 43 RM Auctions

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English Profile 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Sports Saloon It is dead straight, even six years on, and you could have used its flanks as a mirror by which to wet shave by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced 1955–59 Number produced: 431 Original list price: Standard S1 saloon £4,944 (then $13,843) SCM Valuation: $185,000–$320,000 Tune-up cost: $800 (oil and filters change, timing and valve clearance check/adjust) Distributor cap: $160 Chassis #: Plate on left side of firewall Engine #: Left side of cylinder block Club: Bentley Drivers Club Limited WO Bentley Memorial Building Ironstone Lane, Wroxton, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6ED More: www.bdcl.org Alternatives: 1949 Cadillac Series 62 fastback; 1956–58 Mercedes 300Sc, 1954–62 Facel Vega FVS/HK500 Comps Chassis number: BC49AF factory-bodied, “standard steel” R-type, the Continental was bodied in aluminum over a steel frame and first appeared with what many enthusiasts consider to be the model's definitive style of coachwork—the lightweight, wind tunnel-developed, fastback of HJ Mulliner. The Continental's performance figures would have B been considered excellent for an out-and-out sports car, but for a full four/five-seater sedan they were exceptional: a top speed of 120 mph, 100 mph achievable in third gear, 50 mph reached in a little over nine seconds, and effortless cruising at the “ton.” Built for export only at first, the Continental was, once delivery charges and local taxes had been paid, almost certainly the most expensive car in the world, as well as the fastest capable of carrying four adults and their luggage. “The Bentley is a modern magic carpet which annihilates great distances and delivers the occupants well-nigh as fresh as when they started,” concluded Autocar. With the arrival of the final generation of 6-cylinder cars—the all-new Silver Cloud and Bentley S-type— the Continental lost some of its individuality but none of its exclusivity. Eulogizing about the new S-series cars, introduced in April 1955, Autocar wrote, “The latest Bentley model offers a degree of safety, comfort and 44 entley's magnificent Continental sports saloon has been synonymous with effortless high speed cruising at its grandest since its introduction on the R-type chassis in 1952. Unlike the ordinary, performance that is beyond the experience and perhaps even the imagination of the majority of the world's motorists.” Later, in October that same year, the Bentley Continental became available on the “S” chassis. “It brings Bentley back to the forefront of the world's fastest cars,” Autocar remarked of the Mulliner-styled fastback. Longer by three inches than that of the preceding R-type, the S-type's new box-section chassis incorporated improved brakes and suspension and an enlarged (to 4,887 cc) and more powerful version of the existing inlet-over-exhaust 6-cylinder engine, which for the first time was identical in specification in its Rolls and Bentley forms. The Continental version came with a shorter radia- tor and higher gearing and, for a time at least, could be ordered with right-hand change, manual transmission. As had been the case with the original R-type, the new S-type Continental was only ever available as a coachbuilt car, the designs produced by independent coachbuilders for the S1 Continental chassis being among the era's most stylish, although—arguably—none ever improved on HJ Mulliner's sublime original. This car underwent a high-quality cosmetic restora- tion in 2004, at which time it was repainted, the interior woodwork removed and re-veneered to a very high standard, much of the brightwork replated, and the interior retrimmed. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Lot 630, s/n BC10BG Condition 2 Sold at $163,000 Coys, Woodstock, UK, 7/18/2009 SCM# 130787 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Lot 1000, s/n BC47CH Condition 2Sold at $161,000 Bonhams, Brookfield, MA, 9/23/2006 SCM# 43030 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Lot 4, s/n BC1BG Cond 1- Sold at $276,713 Christie's, London, UK, 6/5/2001 SCM# 23698 Sports Car Market Bonhams

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Finished in black with Champagne leather interior, this beautiful Continental is an excellent example of this much sought-after model. It comes complete with all its tools, secured in the usual location in the boot, and is offered with old-style logbook, sundry restoration invoices, current road fund license/MoT, and Swansea V5. SCM Analysis This car sold for $251,415, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams's auction in Oxford, England, on March 6, 2010. Is there anyone not in love with the posh Continental, the quickest four-seater of its day that, once wound up, “is an effortless high-speed cruiser in the grandest manner,” as SCM said in an earlier report? Almost a decade ago, a dealer told me, “Keep an eye on S1 Continental prices,” as they were due to rise sharply anytime soon. Though he would say that, as he had three salted away at the time, when a nice car was £50k (about $80k). Predicted (at least by the man with the vested interest) to take off in a big way, they never did accelerate into the stratosphere, though there has been a steady upward trend over the past couple of years. This car, however, has taken a giant $60k leap over the average auction selling price of S1 Contis last year. Though there were 431 S1 Continentals made, against 208 R-types, only 151 were fastbacks, making this as rare a beast as it is magnificent. Mulliner's original, stylish and slippery shape is considered the best looking (though some of us would argue for one of the elegant James Young variants). The balance is made up of 67 Flying Spurs by HJ Mulliner, 99 coupes and 86 convertibles by Park Ward, 21 various James Youngbodied cars, five rather weird hooded-headlight saloons by Hooper, and one car each by Graber and Franay. Hard to fault this restoration Black is a nightmare color on cars with big, sweeping expanses of metal, because the deeper and shinier the paint, the more it will discover and then highlight any tiny flaw in the underlying metalwork. With this car, there were no such worries. Following the ministrations of top Rolls-Royce and Bentley fettlers Frank Dale & Stepsons Ltd., it is dead straight, even six years on. Bonhams had the confidence to park it right next to the very reflective frosted glass back wall of their year-old Oxford showroom, and you could have used its flanks as a mirror by which to wet shave. The dashboard, including its rev counter like the R-type's, was as plump and shiny as a ruby (or a boiled sweet). Along with similarly unmarked burr walnut door cappings, and desirable but discreet upgrades in the shape of air conditioning with cool air delivered from vents on the parcel shelf, this car is a gem. Further, a modern sound system hidden in the glovebox, and, way down in the bilges, power steering (using genuine factory parts), plus dual-circuit braking, aid this “magic carpet's” driving appeal. London dealer Bramley, which was selling the car, had fitted new carpets and detailed it at the end of 2009. The mileage, whatever it was, is irrelevant, as it'll be good to go for at least another 20 years. This admittedly heroic price doesn't make it the most expensive S1 Continental ever; that was BC1BG, one of ivory-tinkler Elton John's favorites for 25 years, sold off along with most the rest of his collection in 2001 for $276,713—three times its estimate. This one was possibly even nicer, one of the best and most desirable Continentals on the market, and the new owner didn't mind paying to get it. Fairly bought and sold, then, particularly when there is another car for sale at a London dealer asking £197k ($300k). And both are still less expensive than an R-type. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) June 2010 45

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix Unquestionable Bugatti Type 35s fetch three times the money; les morceaux de 35C was something of a bargain by Julius Kruta Details Years produced: 1927–30 Number produced: 50 approx. Original list price: 130,000 FF (about $75,000 today) SCM Valuation: $750k–$2m, depending very much on originality Chassis #: Brass plate on firewall, normally left side; upper crankcase (rear left engine arm) Engine #: Same locations as above Club: American Bugatti Club www.americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1934 MG K3; 1933 Maserati 8CM; 1931 Bugatti Type 43 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 342; engine number: 186 A lmost 80 years after its introduction, the Bugatti Type 35 remains one of the most iconic and historically significant cars to have ever raced. Without doubt, the Type 35 was responsible for Bugatti's rise to the heights of 1920s Grand Prix racing and quickly became the most dominant participant of its era. The Type 35 is renowned for its featherweight chas- sis and low center of gravity. These factors combined made these relatively diminutive GP cars extremely manoeuvrable, especially on short tracks. The 35C was designed to take full advantage of the new 2-liter formula and over the following years proved nearly unbeatable. The small-displacement, 8-cylinder, roller-bearing engine allowed for a much higher redline, the blower provided power throughout the rev range, and the handling was simply phenomenal. Those intimately familiar with Bugattis would argue that the 35C was the ultimate “kit” for a Grand Prix Bugatti, a perfect balance of power, weight and character. Like the vast majority of surviving GP Bugattis, this 35C, listed in the American Bugatti Register as chassis “4935,” was essentially dismantled—the components were separated and rebuilt during an era when even the most authentic and historically important examples were “restored” without regard to their known identity, history, or originality of chassis numbers. The circumstances that led to the reconstitution of noted collector Dr. Peter 46 Williamson's first Bugatti, this beloved Type 35, follow along these lines and are quite typical for the era. Prior to its acquisition by legendary Bugatti restorer Bunny Phillips, chassis 4935 was a Type 35B with a long and fascinating race record. After moving from the East Coast to California, this car resided in Phillips's shop for some time. In the early 1960s, Eugene Kettering, scion of the famed AC Delco family and Peter Williamson's father-in-law, purchased the T35 on the condition that Phillips would be contracted to complete the restoration. In classic Phillips fashion, the car was disassembled and a frame was sourced—number 342—thought to be from another Type 35 he owned. With this genuine Bugatti chassis frame as the foundation, a Type 35C engine was installed, along with an appropriate driveline and suspension components. The engine is number 186, implying that it originally belonged to chassis 4940—a 35C that was first driven by Philippe Étancelin at the San Sebastián Grand Prix on July 25, 1929. SCM Analysis This car sold for $900,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's inaugural Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 12, 2010. I was a little surprised. In my eyes, the result feels a little light for 4935 in spite of its description being handled with kid gloves by an ever-careful auction company wishing to avoid litigation at all costs. 1927 Bugatti Type 35C GP Lot 44, s/n 4889 Condition 4 Sold at $2,585,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/20/2006 SCM# 42584 Sports Car Market 1929 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport Lot 120, s/n 43303 Condition 5+ Sold at $1,924,875 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/9/2008 SCM# 55658 1927 Bugatti Type 35B GP Lot 25, s/n 4817 Condition 1 Sold at $1,457,500 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA 8/13/2008 SCM# 119871 Photos by Scott Nidermaier © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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The estimate given in the catalog was $1m to $1.4m. Bidding started fiercely but stopped abruptly at $775k (without commission) and did not buy the car. So, it should be noted that this Bugatti was not sold immediately when the hammer came down, but a few minutes later after a bit of negotiation. So was it a good buy? The few “unquestionable” Bugatti Type 35s are immensely valuable compared to the slightly questionable car we are discussing here. The absolutely unquestionable cars could be worth up to three times the money. A good example of a really nice car would be chassis 4889, which sold for $2.6m at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction on August 20, 2006. And usually the values of Grand Prix Bugattis have known only one way in the last 15 years—up! So who knows how much 4889 would fetch today? So what makes a good GP car? An original body on a Bugatti is certainly very important, as is a matching frame to the chassis number, both adding significantly to the value. But how many GP Bugattis today really tick all the boxes? And before you answer, please remember all Grand Prix cars were driven hard, bent, straightened, bent again, and then put away wet. Very, very few examples still carry all their original components. I know of at least 60 Grand Prix Bugattis which had their frames changed in the factory before the war. A bitsa, but a darn good one For sure this car is no “all matching” Type 35C and does not have an original Molsheim GP body. But certainly all the mechanical parts are Bugatti Molsheim. When it was put together by Bunny Phillips in the 1960s, there were no replica parts. So on all the components we find the correct set of Molsheim stampings and numbers: engine, rear axle, supercharger, and so on. Where would you find a Grand Prix Bugatti today with all parts original at this price? Just try to find another one, and please, call me when you do. Potential buyers were put off by the appearance of the car; it looked like a 1960s restoration. The new Bunny Phillips body was mounted on a frame that had been cadmium-plated to protect it from the salty California air, and the chrome on the springs and axles was jarring. Presented in the way it was, well out of fashion in today's world, there was probably little hope for a big result. Its price becomes all the more reasonable when one considers the following points: In Europe, Type 35A Bugattis (which are unblown and only have the simple three-bearing crank) are similar in price to the money paid for this car. (Even a 37A comes into this region now.) Just try to envisage the good, original components under the chrome and cadmium! Now get rid of all the plating, and replace the Bunny Phillips replica body with a real GP version. The result would likely be much more attractive and valuable. And then there's the money spent on the mechanics in the last two years. The engine and other mechanical parts were rebuilt for a six-figure sum by Malcolm Gentry, one of the leading Bugatti specialists in the U.K. But the story does not end here. The history of the car and its major component parts needs to be researched at great length, and it will be interesting to see what we find. Even with what we know about the car today, I consider this Bugatti a good buy. But I would have to say that, as I bought it for a friend! ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) June 2010 47

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German Profile 1961 Porsche RS 61 Spyder Porsche Spyders are excellent dual-purpose collectibles, equally at home on the track or on road tours such as the Colorado Grand by Miles Collier Details Years produced: 1960–61 Number produced: 14 (35 total RS 60/61) Original list price: $9,000 SCM Valuation: $750,000–$850,000 Tune-up cost: $2,000 (20 hours @ $100) Distributor cap: $250 each (two required) Chassis #: Number plate riveted to firewall behind passenger seat Engine #: On crankcase half Club: Porsche Club of America PO Box 1347 Springfield, VA 22151-0347 More: www.pca.org Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company Chassis number: 718070 O ne of the last 4-cam Spyders built, this tidy RS 61, chassis 718070, possesses a proud racing pedigree, an impressive list of owners, and a degree of authenticity found in few others. Constructed in the winter of 1960, 718070 first ap- peared in the hands of one Bob Holbert of Pennsylvania. Holbert's Garage, one of the first American authorized Porsche dealerships, sponsored his racing efforts, which included four SCCA National Championships and a podium at Le Mans. With the financial support of Bernie Weil, Holbert helped establish the Porsche mystique. The car's first recorded race was the February Daytona SCCA National, where it took 1st overall. Next was the Governor's Cup that April with 1st in class, and in the President's Cup Three-Hour another 1st in class and 4th overall. By May 1961, Holbert was driving 718044, the fac- tory-prepared Stirling Moss/Targa Florio RS 61, causing him to sell 718070 to East Coaster “Gentleman Tom” Payne. Payne, a legend for his inclusion in the ShelbyAmerican team and for racing in a suit and tie, continued to produce results. Holbert generally provided race support. Payne's first outing was at Bridgehampton; the re- sult was 2nd in class. At the Cumberland Nationals, it is thought that Holbert returned to this RS 61 for the last time, taking 1st in class and 4th overall. Payne took yet another 1st in class at the June sprints, repeating at Lime Rock, and at the Wisconsin GP, before returning to Bridgehampton in August. There, he finished 2nd in class, to repeat at Indianapolis. Payne's last two races in this car were the Thompson Nationals and the 500 Sprints in Atlanta, where he achieved 2nd and 1st (each) in class, respectively. At season end, 718070 was sold to Millard Ripley, a gentleman driver who owned a VW-Porsche dealership 48 in Ithaca, New York. It appears his first race in this RS 61 was at Lake Erie, in Dunlop Race #2: 3rd place. In June, against stiff competition, Ripley won the Watkins Glen main event outright. He returned in September for 1st in class and 3rd overall. Later that month, Ripley and Charles Kurtz drove in the Bridgehampton endurance, finishing 4th overall and 1st in class. The season's last race resulted in a 2nd overall in Lime Rock's main event and 1st in class. Two more victories for the RS 61 came in 1963. At Giant's Despair, one of the oldest U.S. racing venues, Kurtz came 1st in class, defeating the feared Bob Bucher in a similar RS. At the Formula Libre races at Lime Rock, Ripley made 2nd overall in “Sports Racing under 5,000-cc…” as well as a 1st overall in “…under 1,600cc.” 070 made occasional races thereafter, but was no lon- ger an outright win contender. In the mid-1960s, it was retired and subsequently sold to a Mr. Steadman in 1969. It remained in sympathetic hands for nearly a decade. In 1978, it was sold to a Mr. Aase, from whom a Mr. Hayes acquired it in 1988 and returned it to the track for at least a half dozen vintage races. Sold again in 1993, it settled in the collection of Terry Jones, a well-known SoCal vintage racer. The car was thoroughly prepared for competition by Porsche guru Al Cadrobbi and competed in several vintage races before being sold to Warren Eads of Rancho Palos Verdes in 1995. Eads's Spyder Sports is regarded as one of the fore- most “expert shops” of early racing Porsches. In the late 1990s, while still in his ownership, the car was cosmetically refreshed, with focus on the interior. Many interior components were cadmium-plated, the frame tubing was painted black, the cockpit was painted in the appropriate dull urethane silver; period-correct decals were sourced, and the seats and trim were re-upholstered in the correct material. 1961 Porsche RS 61 Lot 248, s/n 718076 Condition 2Sold at $880,000 RM, Phoenix, AZ, 1/19/2007 SCM# 44067 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Lot 326, s/n 021 Condition 2 Sold at $888,465 Bonhams, Chichester, UK, 9/19/2008 SCM# 117786 Alternatives: 1955–58 Maserati 200Si; 1958–59 Porsche RSK; 1961–63 Ferrari 196 SP SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1956 Porsche 550A 1500 RS Lot 228, s/n 0101 Condition 2 Sold at $726,000 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/12/2004 SCM# 34857 Sports Car Market

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SCM Analysis This car sold for $1,705,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding & Company's inaugural Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 12, 2010. I don't know if this is a world record for an essentially run-of-the-mill RS 61 Spyder or not, but the price is considerable. This is also one of those sales where the most notable fact about the transaction is the price. Let's look at the car first, before adding in a view of the market, and finally, the issues in the auction room itself that may have supported this impressive result. The marque In the 1950s and '60s, Porsche defrayed much of its racing costs by selling es- sentially the same car as it was campaigning to others. While certain details may have been adjusted in favor of the Works cars, the customer machines, especially the RS 60/61s, were as capable of winning major races as the factory team cars given the right drivers. Works RS 60s were manufactured in serial from 718040 to 049; the customer cars ranged from 718051 to 078. While some Works cars were fitted with 8-cylinder Type 771 engines, the main difference lay in the factory team cars having split front torsion bars and a different fuse block location. Even the factory's “trick” annular disc brakes could be bought over the retail parts counter to upgrade the customer's efforts. The close correspondence between Works and customer cars helps to flatten the normal premium ascribed to factory racing cars in other marques as, with Porsche, the difference lies in the car's history and provenance more than actual morphological differences. Special factory “tweaks,” say Le Mans body modifications, were routinely removed after the event and, consequently, are ephemeral to such cars' history. But for the uniquely styled, long-wheel-based W-RS, the factory RS 60s are indistinguishable from customer cars, except to the truly eagle-eyed. Finally, similar to many racing sports cars of the period, Porsche Spyders are excellent dual-purpose collectibles. They can easily win on the track and yet are just as satisfying to drive on the road in tours such as the Colorado Grand, where I saw our subject car many years ago. This property makes them all the more desirable to the market. The car The provenance of this “no stories” car is complete and known from day one. Despite being sold to the U.K., the subject car's first-class SCCA racing pedigree probably resonated with the U.S. auction audience. Our subject car's first owner, Bob Holbert, ranked as one of the finest Porsche drivers in the country. Its subsequent ownership by Tom Payne and capable clubman Millard Ripley meant our RS 61 never failed to race at the sharp end of the pack, albeit not at international world championship venues. Fortunately, not only was our subject car driven quickly, it was driven safely as well, suffering no significant racing damage during its active life. Equally fortunate in its retirement, it went through a series of sympathetic hands. Ultimately, it was held for considerable time by Warren Eads, a noted Spyder authority, whose own ownership attested to the quality of 070. Consequently, potential auction buyers had the assurance that the car had in the past been vetted by experts and worked on by noted marque specialists like engine man Al Cadrobbi. Assured that the notoriously expensive-to-overhaul roller crank engine was in top shape with few hours of use, buyers could bid with confidence. The market Despite the weakness of the economic recovery, seri- ous collectors like the prices they are seeing. Many experienced collectors are buying high-quality, first-class cars when such cars turn up. Whether these collectors believe such purchases are useful inflation hedges, or whether they think prices of cars are only going to go up, and are therefore buying now while prices are attractive, is hard to determine. Here's the hitch. By and large, the cars coming to market are the seconds and thirds, not the great and wonderful top-of-the-market objects that command huge prices. Today, there is a lot of unmet demand for top-flight pieces and not much supply. In the case of our subject car, we do have one of the rare, first-class collectible automobiles coming from respected long-term hands. The seller has been widely known to be liquidating his collection to fund charitable activities. Such a dynamic makes for buyer confidence. The auction On the day 070 was sold, the room was hot. As one participant said, “This was the first auction of the season when the sun was shining and many of those in attendance wanted to kick the season off by buying a car.” Additionally, while the amassed cars were respectable in scope and identity, there were relatively few—perhaps only six or so—cars of impeccable, first-class quality. Our RS 61 was one of these. Compounding the effect, the successful buyer had recently sold another car for presumably a substantial profit and was looking to reinvest the proceeds to limit his U.K. tax exposure on the gain. With tax-impacted dollars, he was able to pay up accordingly. Combined with an underbidder who instructed his agent, “Don't lose the car,” the stage was set for an excellent result for the seller. There you have it: a top-of-the-heap model of first- class quality and condition; excellent provenance; a confidence-inducing sales scenario; two determined bidders, one of whom was playing with discounted dollars; and the result follows naturally. I wouldn't be surprised if there were six more RS 60/61s on the market within a week after this sale. Well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Co.) June 2010 49

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American Profile 1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Sport Berline A gift to one Miss Jessie McDonald of Los Angeles, the car was from then on known as the “Whittell Mistress Car” by John Apen Details Years produced: 1929–32 Murphy bodies Number produced: 20 Murphy sedans Original list price: $12,500 approx. SCM Valuation: $500k–$650k Engine rebuild: $50k–$100k Club: Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club 536 McClean Ave. Staten Island, NY 10305-3644 More: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1930 Cadillac V16 sedan; 1932 Marmon V16 sedan; 1931 Hispano-Suiza J12 sedan SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1933 Duesenberg J Franay Touring sedan Lot 581, s/n 2385 Condition 3+ Sold at $777,600 Chassis number: 2305; engine number: J287 vative and conventional. However, Murphy of Pasadena, California, was an exception among Duesenberg coachbuilders, for their unique sedans were sporting. George Whittell Jr. bought more new Duesenbergs M than anyone else. He was one of America's most colorful millionaires, sole heir to the marriage of two Californian fortunes. His grandfathers had gained their wealth in banking and gold mining, and his father added to it with investments in real estate and railroads. When George Jr. was 40, George Sr. passed away, leaving an estate valued at $30 million. George Jr. proved an astute financial manager, growing the family fortune over the next eight years. And his moment of genius came in 1928, when he sold $50 million of investments months before the October 1929 crash. This flash of brilliance left him one of the richest men in California—just as Duesenberg launched the ultimate American automobile, the Model J, at the New York Auto Salon in December 1928. Whittell took delivery in 1929 of two new Murphy designs, a convertible coupe and a one-off Berline sedan designed by Franklin Hershey, J218. Today's equivalent cost would be $1.1m each. These two were the first of seven new Duesenbergs he would 50 ore than half of all the Model Js produced were closed and were generally more expensive and popular than the sporty, open cars. Styling was mostly both very conser- buy, three of them for the use of various lady friends. The third Duesie, this Sport Berline, was an outright gift, and it was delivered new in January 1931 to Jessie McDonald of Los Angeles. Known as the “Whittell Mistress Car,” it has a continuous ownership history and is still fitted with its original body, engine, and chassis. It is a one-off creation by Murphy's brilliant designer, Hershey. J287 was ahead of its time. Its closecoupled body featured doors that wrapped into the roof, especially favorable to 6ʹ 4ʺ Whittell. With its slanted windshield, narrow pillars, and rear “suicide” doors, it was elegant, but tastefully restrained. Perhaps the most interesting feature is its all-alu- minum body construction. Built without any structural woodwork, its strength was derived from the use of cast aluminum supports united with fabricated aluminum reinforcements. It was a revolutionary concept. Compared to ordinary wood-framed classics, J287 delivers a more nimble ride. New Hampshire collector Lee Herrington acquired J287 from a collector in 1996 and commissioned Maine restorer Chris Charlton—who restored collector Bob Bahre's award-winning group of Duesenbergs—to undertake a comprehensive restoration, which he completed in 1998. Following that, it was sold to the O'Quinn Collection. With its deep blue-violet color, chosen by Herrington, it remains in stunning condition. Branson, Branson, MO, 4/17/2009 SCM# 120259 1929 Duesenberg J Clear Vision sedan Lot 34, s/n 2209 Condition 2+ Sold at $836,000 Gooding, 1/17/2009 SCM# 119049 1932 Duesenberg J Rollston Formal sedan Lot 442, s/n 2574 Condition 2+ Sold at $945,000 Kruse, Hershey, PA, 10/11/2007 SCM# 47304 Sports Car Market Photos: ACME Photo ©2006, Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Analysis This car sold for $1,705,000, including buyer's premium, at RM's Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 13, 2010. While Murphy's convertible coupe is the most common design on Duesenberg chassis, Murphy also produced around 20 sedans, of which 15 have survived. This is probably the best sedan survival rate of any coachbuilder, and is evidence that Murphy was “the coachbuilder for the young at heart.” Their sedan designs—the Beverly, the Berline, the Clear Vision, and four special one-offs—all reflected the Southern California élan. Following its restoration, this Sport Berline won many awards, including Best in Class, Best Duesenberg, and Best of Show at the 1999 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. Careful maintenance has preserved the restoration. Look no further than the restoration Values of Duesenbergs are determined by several traditional factors, but another factor in the generous price achieved here might be that comprehensive restoration. First, coachwork is everything. Aesthetics rule, because underneath all Model Js is the same chassis. As with most collectible cars, sedans are not at the top of most lists, and many Holbrook, Willoughby, and Judkins sedans were long ago parted out. But the Murphy sedans all had a certain grace, and Hershey's one-off Sport Berline is very pleasing. Indeed, O'Quinn must have appreciated it; he bought the car at RM's 2006 Monterey auction for $1.65m. Second, it is important that a car is original. Cars with all major components, chassis, body, and engine, as they came from the factory, are at the top of the value scale. This car is in that hallowed category, and in fact when it sold in 1998 it was so original that it could have been competently preserved. Even the original, somewhat bilious green paint was still in good condition. Third, over the last decade, the prices of well- restored Duesenbergs have been growing, and there may be more awareness among older, moneyed collectors that great completed restorations are worth paying for. At Amelia, I talked to two collectors/restorers. One, aged 78, has five unrestored cars and since he spends two years getting one done, he is now facing his own personal time problem. Another collector in his late 80s, who owns a 1923 Hispano H6B with special coachwork that would be a real hit at Pebble, is considering selling even though most mechanical restoration is done. When asked why he doesn't finish it, he reminded me that most good restoration shops have at least a three-year waiting list, so time is a problem here as well. Yet another factor is that restoration costs are increasing, both because standards have inflated and shop costs have gone up. Several restorers have mentioned that the chrome plating bill for a J is above $50,000 today. Steve Babinsky, the restorer of the Duesenberg class winner at Amelia this year, confirmed that it costs at least that to achieve the quality and perfection needed for a winner. So all three factors—coachwork, correctness, and competency of restoration—contribute to the value of this car. Chris Charlton, the restorer of this Duesenberg in the late 1990s, was at Amelia, and he later provided June 2010 51 some insight on his restoration. The catalog implied that the all-aluminum body made the car “nimble,” suggesting that it was light. He pointed out that most Murphy sedans seemed to be lighter than the traditional Model J sedans, but it did not appear that lightness was an objective for this car. The body had many special aluminum castings, none of which appeared to be designed to save weight. Since Ford had revolutionized car manufacturing with the all-steel body in 1925, perhaps the custom body builders thought it was time to explore an alternative material. But to design the castings and produce them had to be expensive. And since the aluminum skin could not be tacked to a wooden frame, multiple holes were drilled and tapped into the aluminum to allow #4 brass screws to attach the body panels. Thus the aluminum structure became massive and complex. Even securing the upholstery required many holes in the aluminum frame, which were plugged with force-fit wooden plugs so the fabric could be tacked onto the metal frame. Charlton said that the paint job on this car was one of his best, because the body was originally “flat filed smooth.” All panels were dead flat, with little filler. The Murphy worker's annoyance was summed up by a pencil scrawl found on an inner panel, “filed, finished, f**k it.” Some panels were filed too thin and required replacement and careful welding, but the results were outstanding and invisible. So considering the sporting characteristics of Hershey's design, the all-metal body, the originality of all major components, the complete ownership history, and the careful restoration, isn't it easier for the SCMer in the audience to just hold that paddle up for five minutes and buy it with one check? All things considered, $1.7m may just have been a decent buy, even at twice the SCM Price Guide numbers. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.)

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Race Car Profile 1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite A well-driven lightweight Sebring Sprite is quite capable of worrying a Lotus Elite on the race track. Who'd have thought it? by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1958–61 Number produced: 49,000 total Bugeye; approx. 35 Sebring Sprite Original list price: $1,600 (Bugeye); Sebring Sprite varies SCM Valuation: $40,000–$100,000 Cost per hour to race: $300 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Frame rail under carburetors Engine #: Riveted to block above generator Club:The Midget and Sprite Club (UK) More: www.mgcars.org.uk/midgetspriteclub; www.sebringsprite.com Alternatives: 1959–62 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider; 1958–61 MG A; 1955–61 Triumph TR3 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: AN5138131 notably Speedwell Performance Conversions. The firm also collaborated with Frank Costin and the Williams and Pritchard coachworks to produce a number of lightweight body components, including the “Monza” bonnet and the Speedwell Sprite GT fixed-head coupe. Sprites were campaigned in the most important rallies and sports car races, with particular success at the Sebring 12 Hours, where three standard-bodied Sprites swept the podium in 1959. As later described by John Sprinzel and Tom Coulthard in Spritely Years, “Sebring Sprite” was a catch-all term for racing Sprites homologated under FIA guidelines in 1960, with various upgrades and other modifications, including bodywork. The 1961 Sebring Sprite offered here is listed I within Spritely Years as having been originally fitted with lightweight alloy door skins and rear bodywork. It was first owned by Jack Wolchover, an English rally driver of note who competed with it in the October 1961 Bournemouth National Rally, the March 1962 Bolton Rally, and then a number of club events. The Sprite found its way Stateside, where it was restored by Jeremy Bowkett and raced by Peter McLaughlin. At the 1996 Monterey Historics, the Sprite achieved a podium finish with Stirling Moss driving. As offered, this car is fitted with a fiberglass bonnet and 52 n 1958, following the Austin-Healey 100, Donald Healey and BMC (British Motor Corporation) teamed up to introduce the little Sprite. Speed parts were soon available from tuning firms, most a lift-off hard top, as well as being fully sorted with Tilton clutch and brake assemblies, an ATL fuel cell, and Minilite racing wheels. SCM Analysis This car sold for $44,000, including buyer's premium, at RM's Automobiles of Amelia Island Auction in Florida on March 13, 2010. All net proceeds benefited the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Foundation, Inc. This column will endeavor to address those burn- ing questions that lurk somewhere in the back of every vintage racer's mind: “Just what is a Sebring Sprite, anyway? How are they different from a garden-variety Bugeye? And why are they worth so much more money?” If these hadn't been haunting you, hopefully this mishmash will now keep you awake at night. Let's start with some Bugeye basics In the late 1950s, BMC and Donald Healey decided there would be a good market for a true entry-level sports car, something that was tiny, cheap, and fun, to sell to the rapidly expanding post-war British market. They came up with the Sprite, which was introduced in the spring of 1958. It was a very innovative design, using stressed body panels as part of the structure, similar to the D-type Jaguar, and it was the first volume-production car to try it. The peculiar front design was the result of an intent to incorporate pop-up headlights in the bonnet. With an eye to keeping costs down, the idea 1959 Austin-Healey Sprite Lot 19, s/n AN5L10426 Condition 2+ Sold at $25,300 Worldwide, Hilton Head, SC, 11/3/2007 SCM# 47619 1961 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite Lightweight Works Special Lot 213, s/n ST450S Condition 3+ Sold at $69,300 RM, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/2009 SCM# 119811 1961 Austin-Healey Sprite Lot S25, s/n AN545402 Condition 3 Sold at $23,850 Mecum, Monterey, CA 8/15/2009 SCM# 141978 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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was dropped but the lights stayed where they were, thus the “Bugeye” (“Frogeye,” if you're a Brit) look. The car was an immediate success both in the U.K. and in America. They weren't fast (43 hp stock, 80 mph top speed, 0–60 mph in 20 seconds), but they were an absolute giggle to drive and cheap enough (about $1,600) that they were accessible to virtually anyone who could fit in one. The early Baby Boomers learned about sports cars in them. Amateur motor racing was just coming into its post-WWII glory years, and some international racing exposure for the car was an obvious marketing approach, so BMC worked with Donald Healey to build cars to compete at the Sebring 12 Hours in the spring of 1959. Healey immediately saw a chance to create a smaller version of his 100M competition car with alloy bodywork and the like. Huge power increase, a relative term The money people at BMC wouldn't go for it, though, so a team of four stock-body “Sebring Sprites” was prepared. The engines got bigger SU carburetors and general race mods to produce a whopping 57 hp (don't laugh, that's a 33% increase from stock), close-ratio transmissions, and a lightweight fiberglass hard top. The other big change, and what really defined these four, is that they received four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and wire wheels. Wire wheels mostly allowed for quick tire changes, but the brakes were a huge advantage—the Sprites could virtually out-brake everybody in the race. All four cars went to Sebring but only three raced (the fourth was a spare) and they finished 1-2-3 in class. The Sprite, from then on, had serious racing credibility and the term “Sebring Sprite” came to mean “race car.” Over the next few years, both the factory and independent speed merchants (par- ticularly Speedwell of north London) developed a number of racing modifications. Williams and Pritchard (also in the area) worked with John Sprinzel to build a more aerodynamic fastback hard top, and though I don't think it was on the published options list, the factory produced door skins and the rear body in aluminum. It was not exotic, mostly a matter of putting an alloy sheet instead of steel into the body stamping press, then pop riveting the result onto the subframe, but it saved significant weight. Building the one-piece bonnet from aluminum never caught on; fiberglass was the preferred way to improve aerodynamics and save weight up front. FIA vs. SCCA specs make the difference A critically important distinction needs to be men- tioned here. All race car prep is done in accordance with specific rules, and since the 1950s there have been two very distinct sets; the European way (well, really the rest of the world) via FIA rules, and the American way via SCCA rules. For international races (like Sebring) the FIA rules apply. At the time, FIA rules for production racers allowed “alternative bodywork” to be used, mostly alloy and fiberglass panels. The SCCA's approach was “if it came off the showroom floor with steel bodywork, that's how you're going to race it.” The result is that there can be a substantial difference between a car prepped to SCCA racing rules and one to FIA rules. The FIA cars are what we generically call “Sebring Sprites.” Most “Sebring Sprites” never raced in Florida, or anywhere in the U.S., and some only did rallies. There isn't a lot of difference between a well- prepared SCCA-spec Bugeye and a Sebring Sprite in today's vintage racing world. There's no difference in horsepower or gear ratios, and nobody uses wire wheels to race. The only four-wheel disc brake Sprites were the original 1959 Sebring cars; everything after that went to a Lockheed disc front and an eight-inch drum rear, which works just as well. The FIA cars are allowed to be a bit lighter (150 lb, as in fiberglass bonnet and alloy door skins) but most U.S. clubs aren't inclined to notice that kind of thing, so both the experience and the lap times are effectively the same. The difference is collectibility. The whole Sebring Sprite idea is that it was originally built for international competition, and that gives it a cachet that somebody's entry-level club racer just can't have. In the marketplace, such a distinction counts for a lot. Just how much might surprise you; $25,000 is all the money in the world for an excellent vintage racer Sprite, but depending on history and specific car details, a Sebring Sprite easily can be worth multiples of that. The 1959 Sebring winner is the most iconic, with a reputed value well over $100k, and the 1961 class winner sold a year ago for close to $70k with a disappointed seller. Our subject car doesn't have much period history, but it is a legitimate FIA racer that came with “factory” aluminum body panels and has been superbly prepared as a vintage racer. Combine that with the fact that the proceeds went to a good charitable cause, and I'd say the car was fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2010 53

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Market Reports Overview 505 Cars, $42m in Sales Final numbers again showed improvement, but making each sale was a difficult task By Jim Pickering achieved final totals comfortably above the results set during the same period in 2009. However, making each individual sale was hard work in a lot of cases, and older pre-market-adjustment pricing expectations again popped up at several locations, resulting in a fair number of no-sales both in the U.S. and abroad. Hot on the heels of its $34m Scottsdale event in N January, Gooding & Company made its debut in Amelia Island, Florida, on March 12, with 58 of 71 lots finding new ownership for a final total of $16.1m. Contributing Editor Donald Osborne noted a focus on European cars among the consignments, including last year's Amelia Island Concours Best of Show-winning 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline, which was the high sale of the weekend at $2.75m. RM's annual Automobiles of Amelia Island event took place on March 13, just down the road from Gooding's inaugural sale, with 99 of 113 lots sold for a combined $19.2m. Of the lots on offer, 54 were from the collection of the late John O'Quinn, including the high sale of the auction, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline by Murphy that made $1.7m. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead noted the final totals here to be well in excess of 2009's $12.5m, and they compared quite well to this year's Phoenix auction—usually much larger in comparison—where 150 of 168 lots made $19.6m. Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman made his way to H&H's annual Race Retro event in mid-March, noting a final sales total of $1.3m from 29 of 63 lots, which compared well to last year's $1.1m for 29 of 71 lots. Hardiman found sales to be brisk at times and quite slow at others, but as expected, racers and rally cars brought the highest SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 54 ewfound market stability has been the talk of the collector car community since this year's Scottsdale auctions in January, and throughout February and March, many other auctions Sales Totals $19,235,550 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL McCormick, Palm Springs, CA H&H Auctions, Stoneleigh Park, UK Silver Auctions, Portland, OR $16,144,500 $421,676 $1,307,504 $4,830,495 prices, including a 1975 Ford Escort RS1800 that hammered sold at $150k and a 1935 Lagonda LG45 tourer that was the high sale of the event at $254k. Rain fell in the Palm Springs desert during McCormick's 48th auction in late February, but while Carl Bomstead found bidding to be dampened somewhat by the weather, the company still managed a solid 280 of 486 lots sold for a final total of $4.8m—a fairly significant increase over last February's $4.1m take, but not nearly as solid as last November's $5.5m. Bomstead noted that a number of no-sales from previous auctions crossed the block again here, many of which returned yet again to their sellers due to high pricing expectations that simply weren't met. Silver returned to the Rose City in late March for its biannual Portland sale, selling 38 of 96 lots for $422k. Auction Analyst Paul Duchene found the group of cars on offer to be richer than other recent Silver Portland sales, but the same divide between what sellers were asking and what buyers were willing to pay was present there as well. Still, there were deals to be had, including a 1968 Corvette 327/350 convertible that had made $39,600 in January and sold for just $21,708 in Portland. Also, as a web-only bonus this month, auction analyst and motorcycle expert Ian Kerr traveled to the RAF Museum in late February for Bonhams's sale of the Spanish Pamplona Collection of motorcycles, where 96 of 103 lots sold for a combined $1.6m, led by a 1929 Cleveland Tornado Four at $74,420. Read it at www.sportscarmarket.com. Finally, if general production show and race cars are simply too pedestrian for your tastes, Geoff Archer's report on recent eBay sales should have just the Special you're looking for. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1931 Voisin C20 V12 Mylord Demi-Berline, $2,750,000—G&C, p. 60 2. 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline, $1,705,000—RM, p. 74 3. 1961 Porsche RS 61 racer, $1,705,000—G&C, p. 60 4. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $1,650,000—RM, p. 74 5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy coupe, $1,265,000—RM, p. 74 6. 1932 Bugatti Type 50 drophead coupe, $1,100,000—G&C, p. 60 7. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, $1,017,500—RM, p. 74 8. 1928 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix, $900,000—G&C, p. 60 9. 1932 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe, $825,000—RM, p. 74 10. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast coupe, $814,000—G&C, p. 62 1. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, $1,017,500—RM, p. 74 2. 1953 Edwards America convertible, $110,000—G&C, p. 66 3. 1971 Ford Escort RS1600 rally, $117,040—H&H, p. 100 4. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder replica, $17,820—Sil, p. 108 5. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 convertible, $84,000—Mc, p. 90 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL The Amelia Island Auction The contrast was stark between Gooding's 2006 Palm Beach auction and this one: 82% sale rate vs. 52%, and $16.1m total sales vs. $7.1m Company Gooding & Company Date March 12, 2010 Location Amelia Island, Florida Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold / offered 58 /71 Sales rate 82% Sales total $16,144,500 High sale 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline, sold at $2,750,000 Buyer's premium Lovely 1939 Alfa 6C 2500 SS Aerodinamica brought $748k Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics auspicious Palm Beach event in January 2006. The contrast was stark—in 2006, 28 of the 52 lots sold, totaling $7.1m and a 52% sell-through. This time, Gooding moved 58 of 71 cars offered, an 82% rate, and earned $16.1m in total. What was different? Well, just about everything. By the admission of David Gooding himself, the G lineup in 2006 was “not very special” in some respects, while “better than expected” is the standard this young company has set for itself. Also, the Palm Beach sale was held in conjunction with the Cavallino show. Auctions at single-marque events can often prove a challenge, as the gathered crowd is there for their chosen brand and not much else. Bringing examples of the celebrated marque might seem logical, but that presents the problem of selling coal to Newcastle or ice to the Inuit. No, a much better course was to schedule this sale two months and 515 miles away. While auctioneer Charlie Ross had to use all of his considerable wit, charm, and energy to sell cars, he made it happen. The critical mass of attendees at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, along with a very appealing lot list, including last year's Amelia Best in Show, proved to be the recipe for success in the Sunshine State. The location was the grounds of the Amelia Island 56 ooding & Company chose Amelia Island in March for their return to Florida, their second outing in the state following a less-than- Plantation resort, down the road from the Ritz-Carlton, host of the concours and the long-standing RM sale. That 2009 Best in Show, the dramatic 1931 Voisin C20 Mylord Demi-Berline, took top sale of the weekend honors at a hoped-for mid-$2m price. The second highest lot sold—a beautifully presented and rare Porsche RS 61—also set a world record for the model. First raced by legend Bob Holbert, it was bought by another legend, Sir Stirling Moss, who paid $1.7m for the little gem. It's said the vendor plans to use the proceeds of the sale to fund a school in Southern California. The auction seemed to be focused on European cars, with fewer American cars in the mix, which played to Gooding's strengths, as 1940s and '50s Yanks have been somewhat weak in their past two auctions. The most disappointing no-sales were the Nash Rambler Palm Beach Pinin Farina show car and the Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Special Roadster. Both are superb restorations, with Pebble Beach appearances to their credit. Some said the prosaic Nash engine kept the Palm Beach from exceeding the $500k high bid, far below the $700k low estimate. On the other hand, the Darl'mat, no longer super-sharp, might have been sold at the $600k high bid against the $650k low estimate. Speaking of estimates, many of them here and in other recent sales have been high, it seems. Consignors are obviously working closely with Gooding to set realistic reserves or to sell at no reserve, which is reflected in the impressive sales rate. Nevertheless, with some of the estimates at 2008 price levels or higher, it sometimes promotes a feeling that they are selling at a large discount to current market value— which is not necessarily the case. There were good values, however, among which were the Ferrari Superfast at $814k, the beautifully preserved AC Ace Bristol for $280,500, and the ultra-rare Edwards America fiberglass sports car at $110k. In the interest of full disclosure, I consigned my 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spider to the sale. At no reserve it sold, rather well, at $39,600. The “gas station on every corner” aspect of two sales at Amelia Island seemed to pay off for both companies, and they connected with buyers ready to spend on new toys. ♦ Sports Car Market 10%, included in sold prices

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #45-1931 BEnTlEy 8 liTER tourer. S/N YR5086. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 66,828 miles. Coachwork by Wallis. Shiny paint covers some bubbling on rear end, some visible stone chips and small areas of flaking. Good to fair chrome. Nicely well worn interior, full instrumentation including Tapley meter. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $605,000. The AT $105,600. Bespoke, unique coachwork on the very first Bentley R-type chassis build. Somewhat ungainly in photos, it looks much better in person—but still not nearly as good as the Continental. Sold in September '92 by Christie's at its Beaulieu sale, described as “original” and needing a restoration, for $23,150 (SCM# 13501). The work has been done, and while it was not to the highest level, it was presentable. Well bought for rarity, well sold for style. ultimate W.O. Bentley, the 8-liter Rolls-beater. Originally delivered as a Thrupp & Maberly limousine, rebodied in Vanden Plas style in the mid-'60s. Long dormant, mechanically rebuilt by Brian Joseph. The $700k to $900k estimate range was very optimistic, and the sale price seemed market correct. #51-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 679195. Eng. # W39708. Red/tan leather. Odo: 29,821 miles. Good panel fit, except both doors low at rear end. Shiny paint shows various prep flaws throughout. Most replated chrome is very good, but vent windows show fading and light pitting. Seats soiled, dash wood paneling is poorly matched. Cond: 3. Sold AT $82,500. The XK 120 fixed head, with steel wheels and scratches. Excellent interior. Chrome wires fitted with wide whitewall tires. Comes with toolkit and photo documentation of the restoration. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $110,000. A superb early E-type, beautifully restored and with a great period look. Hard to fault. The sale price can't be half of the restoration cost, and with that in mind, this was very well bought. spats, is the purest expression of the XK shape. This one's restoration was a bit casual, but it was an attractive driver. Seen at RM's Monterey sale in August '06, then a #2+ no-sale at $90k (SCM# 42723). The following January, it appeared at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction, where it sold for $71,500 (SCM# 44134). In this market and in this condition, the price paid here was all the money. #38-1954 BEnTlEy R-TyPE coupe. S/N B2RT. Eng. # B1R. Silver & black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 60,744 miles. Coachwork by Abbott. Somewhat variable panel fit, very good paint and chrome. Interior let down by chipping on steering wheel boss, some damage to wood windshield header trim, and light soiling on headliner. Cond: 2-. Sold 58 #19-1963 Ac AcE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX1210. Eng. # 1163D2. British Racing Green/black leather. Odo: 49,952 miles. Very good panel fit, original paint shiny and presentable but shows various small star cracks, chips, and touched-in bits. Shiny bright trim with no issues. Wonderful patina to interior, gauges appear restored and clear. Cond: 3. Sold AT $280,500. Two owners from new, and a Pebble Beach Concours Preservation Class winner. on door panels. Fitted with a/c and Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $286,000. A nicely presented DB6 in good colors, and delivered in LHD with a/c. While the DB6 has lagged behind the DB5 and DB4 in appeal, the prices have certainly benefited from the rise in the earlier cars. If you can live with the looks, these make a good alternative. This one sold quite well, with a price I'd consider to be into Vantage-spec territory. Sports Car Market #14-1962 JAGUAR XKE 3.8 convertible. S/N 876822. Ivory/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 11,171 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint, chrome very good with some light polish Soiled metal console trim, weathered wood on wheel rim. Becker Europa radio fitted. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $99,000. A confusing mash-up of originality and refurbishment on low-mileage SI E-type. Sold at RM's Rochester sale in April, '00 for $58,080 (SCM# 10557). Even before the preservation craze took off, the SCM correspondent reviewing this car at that time lamented the respray of an otherwise original driver. Untouched since, but driven 1,100 miles, it still raises questions. Well sold. #4-1967 ASTon mARTin dB6 coupe. S/N DB62834. Eng. # 4002814. Silver Birch/ black leather. Odo: 63,005 miles. Excellent panel fit, very good paint. Chrome shows some light pitting on window frames as well as waviness and scratches on bumpers. Clean interior has partially retrimmed seats and light wear Once ignored, the AC Ace Bristol has now come into its own, with attention and values rising accordingly. This price would have bought you a fully restored example, but given the enthusiasm for preservation cars, it could have brought more. Well bought. #70-1963 JAGUAR XKE Series i con- vertible. S/N 877793. Eng. # R67209. Gray metallic/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 14,399 miles. Excellent panel fit throughout. Very good paint, with one stone chip on nose and light polish scratches. Chrome shows very well, some original pieces still fitted. Soft top quite worn, delamination on left corner of windshield. Original driver's seat worn and ripped, passenger's side shows a nice patina.

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL FRENCH TOP 10 No. 8 #9-1928 BUGATTi TyPE 35c Grand Prix roadster. S/N 4935. Eng. # 186. French Blue/black leather. RHD. Very good paint and bright trim. Simple interior shows light wear and a slight oil film on the driver's floor, which is typical. Cond: lid slightly low on right. Light polish scratches in well-applied paint. Good chrome and bright trim, except for some rust on left front wheel rim. Interior shows somewhat casual stitching on seat vent holes, a few light cracks in steering wheel, and some soiling to carpet. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $137,500. Pre-A model “updated” with a 1600 engine. An older restoration in attractive colors and clearly used. Fair money for a car with an engine change. #40-1956 mERcEdES-BEnZ 300c 50 to be the most usable Bugatti, and most are bodied in a manner which delivers comfortable grand touring, such as this one. The style aims at that of a mini-Royale, with sweeping fenders and alloy wheels, but the resolution at the rear is not so happy. Beautifully restored, and a market-right price. #12-1956 fAcEl VEGA fV2B coupe. 2-. Sold AT $900,000. Ex-Peter Williamson. Assembled from a variety of sources, this was a car with a story—but a well known one. Although it defies the normal rules, documentation and provenance can count as much as originality in Bugatti circles. Market priced. See the profile, p. 46. TOP 10 No. 1 #30-1931 VoiSin c20 V12 mylord demi-Berline 2-dr sedan. S/N 47505. Black/dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,128 miles. Excellent panel fit, paint, and bright trim. Interior shows only the slightest traces of use. Engine rebuilt by Brian Joseph. 2009 Amelia Island concours Best in Show winner, and still almost perfect throughout. S/N FV2B56121. Eng. # TY218395. Metallic gray/beige leather. Odo: 607 miles. 330-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, all gaps uneven. Generally good paint shows a few minor prep flaws, chrome and bright trim ranges from good to fair. Interior has decent seats, but door panel trim is casually sewn and dash courtesy and map lights are missing. Wood rimmed Cond: 1-. Sold AT $242,000. A one-off custom wagon built for a wealthy American woman. Well proportioned and detailed, and beautifully restored. There was much speculation before the sale on whether the pre-sale estimate of $200k–$300k—300SC territory—was overly optimistic. The market has spoken, and since you can't find another, I can't disagree. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $2,750,000. Ex-D. Cameron Peck. The only surviving V12 Voisin, and the ultimate sleeve-valve powered car from this iconoclastic marque. The star of the auction and the high sale of the weekend. Extraordinary. It sold in the expected range, but it could have gone higher and still been a correct buy. TOP 10 No. 6 #66-1932 BUGATTi TyPE 50 drophead coupe. S/N 50144. Eng. # 34. Black & yellow/black canvas/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 595 miles. Coachwork by Van Vooren, convertible conversion by Corsica. Both doors slightly out at rear edge, very good paint shows a few small prep flaws. Excellent chrome and alloy trim, well-fitted interior with no visible issues. Converted from Faux Cabriolet to real convertible in the late '30s. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $1,100,000. ExPeter and Susan Williamson, other prominent Bugattiste ownership. Many consider the Type 60 steering wheel. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $71,500. All Facels are rare cars, but the early FV is more than most. Now suddenly it seems every auction is sprouting Facel Vegas. Very strange. This one seems to have been the beneficiary of a quick-ish fluff, rather than the very expensive proper restoration these require. It sold low, but to make it like the Facels that bring six figures, it will need twice the difference spent. GERMAN #42-1955 PoRSchE 356 Pre-A speedster. S/N 80879. Eng. # 60493. Cream/tan leather. Odo: 1,131 miles. Good panel fit, except trunk a tiny wear spot on the lower dash bolster from a hanging key fob. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $671,000. U.S.-delivery SL, originally painted in rare Linden Green. Two color changes since, and spectacularly restored a number of years ago. It sold at the top of the market for a nonRudge wheel, no hard top car, but even so, it was worth every penny. TOP 10 No. 3 #55-1961 PoRSchE RS 61 racer. S/N 718070. Eng. # P90505. Silver/ red vinyl. One of 14. Good period racing history includes 13 wins. Still retains original body, fitted with correct Type 547 Sports Car Market #35-1959 mERcEdES-BEnZ 300Sl convertible. S/N 19804210002439. Eng. # 19898010002477. Metallic gray/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 501 miles. Excellent panel fit, paint, and chrome. Engine compartment clean and well-fitted. Interior shows only wagon. S/N 1860026500263. Eng. # 650035. Dark blue/red vinyl. Odo: 44,712 miles. Coachwork by Binz. Excellent panel fit and chrome, generally well-done paint shows a small area of adhesion bubbling on right rear door. Interior shows very well, with superb wood trim. Fitted with Becker Mexico radio.

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL $123,200. These V8-powered luxury coupes and cabriolets were the last of the hand-finished Mercedes-Benzes. This one had an unusual but attractive color combination and was in very good condition overall. When perfect, these push $180k, so this was an appropriate buy at 30% less. ITALIAN engine and Type 718 gearbox, ownership record from new. Consistent panel fit, as per build. Very good paint. Ultra-clean interior shows no wear. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $1,705,000. Ex-Bob Holbert. Restored a decade ago, and freshened and maintained to the highest level since. Bought by Sir Stirling Moss. Certainly well sold, but find another like it. A new record price. See the profile, p. 48. #29-1964 PoRSchE 356 Sc coupe. S/N 216469. Dolphin Gray/green vinyl. Odo: 616 miles. Very good panel fit, unmarked paint and chrome. Interior shows clean seats and door panels, some glue stains on headliner, and clumsily done dash top trim roll. Small diameter modern Nardi wood wheel, original Blaupunkt radio. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $60,500. End of the series, in desired high-hp “SC” spec, and nicely presented in an unusual color combination. Not a show car, but clearly meant to be driven. A clean-up of the interior issues would help, but missing bumper guards hurt the overall look. Well sold. #65-1971 mERcEdES-BEnZ 280SE 3.5 convertible. S/N 11102712003610. Cream/ brown canvas/brown leather. Odo: 47,010 miles. Good panel fit, decent paint has light polish scratches. Chrome unmarked, some delamination in windshield. Top shows slight abrasions on seams. Interior well-fitted, but driver's seat back is slightly bent, and there's evidence of water damage on dash top wood trim. Fitted with a/c. Cond: 2-. Sold AT small stone chips on nose. Superb bright trim, excellent interior shows no wear. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $748,000. Stunning re-creation of a pre-war Touring-bodied racer which disappeared after the 1940 Mille Miglia. Opinions vary on whether one or two originals were built. Based on what is stated to be a genuine pre-war 6C 2500 SS chassis, and bodied by Dino Cognolato under the supervision of Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni of Touring just before his death. Run on the Colorado Grand and shown at Amelia Island, eligible everywhere. A car with stories, but not bad ones. Well bought. #34-1960 AlfA RomEo 2000 spider. S/N AR1020401847. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 15,249 miles. Good panel fit, except left door slightly out at rear edge and trunk lid slightly high on left side. Shiny paint shows some small touched-in chips and a drip on right side of trunk lid, and uneven hole for right bumper mount. Chrome good to fair, with light pitting on most pieces. Interior clean and built. Full history known from new, mileage stated known and actual. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $627,000. Very nicely presented and ready to use. Sold by Gooding at its Pebble Beach auction in August '08, where it brought $671,000 (SCM# 117569). A mere 107 km later, its cost of ownership approached $450/km. Properly sold in the current market. appears largely original with repainted dash. Seats show patina, and gauge faces show fading. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $39,600. The lightly loved older sister of the 2600, the “cast iron” 2000 was the successor to the 1900 series of 1951. Lovely Touring-designed and -built bodies are evocative of the Maseratis and Ferraris of the 1950s—glamour without the speed. 62 #54-1973 fERRARi 356 GTB/4 daytona coupe. S/N 16529. Black/brown & black leather. Odo: 57,903 km. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows a few ripples in doors. Good chrome has some waviness under plating in areas. Clean interior, Becker Mexico cassette radio fitted. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $313,500. A well-presented Daytona in very good colors. Sold solidly in the estimate range of $270k to Sports Car Market and waviness visible under plating on headlight trim and front bumpers. Interior features nicely broken-in seats. Radiomobile radio. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $814,000. Ex-Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan. One of six, four owners from new. The most exclusive and fast Ferrari of the decade, well restored but needing a few details to make it perfect. Well bought at the low estimate. #47-1968 fERRARi 330 GTS convertible. S/N 10189. Eng. # 10189. Silver/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 72,138 km. Very good panel fit, except rear hood gap a bit wide. Wellapplied paint shows a few small stone chips on nose, good chrome has some pitting under plating on front bumpers and scratches on windshield trim. Excellent interior with fresh seats, top as-new. One of 100 330 GTS convertibles #57-1939 AlfA RomEo 6c 2500 SS Berlinetta Aerodinamica coupe. S/N 915080. Eng. # 923882. Dark red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,321 km. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows light polish scratches and a few They're no slouch though, just different, like a 190SL, their competitor. This one sold appropriately for a nice straight example with some needs. (My car.) TOP 10 No. 10 #16-1965 fERRARi 500 SUPERfAST coupe. S/N 6049SA. Eng. # 6049SA. Silver/black leather. Odo: 64,613 km. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows a few small chips on nose. Chrome generally good, but with some pitting

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL AMERICAN #11-1930 RollS-RoycE PhAnTom i newmarket 4-dr tourer. S/N S126PR. Eng. # 30260. Dark blue & silver/dark blue canvas/ blue leather. Odo: 75,245 miles. Coachwork by Brewster. Good panel fit, except left front door slightly out at bottom. Older paint now shows some shrinkage, bubbling, and cracking $330k, showing them to be a little stronger than they were last year. Are they recovering? We'll soon see. For now, a bit well sold. #23-1976 lAmBoRGhini coUnTAch lP400 coupe. S/N 1120154. Metallic blue/ blue cloth & white vinyl. Odo: 15,549 km. Excellent panel fit, very good paint has light polish scratches. Nice black trim with no chips or dings. Very good interior shows some soiling on in areas. Bright trim somewhat faded. Very good interior with slightly soiled front seat and dull dashboard wood. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $170,000. One of the last Springfield Phantom I cars built. Very fine restoration with many CCCA wins, and now mellowed and perfect for touring. The colors were a bit dated, but overall it was still attractive. Well bought at the price paid. white trim and slight fading on dash top. Cond: 2. Sold AT $330,000. Early, pure Marcello Gandini form, the “Periscopo” LP400. A remarkable and landmark car, no matter what happened to the shape later. Prices for the LP400 have slipped 10%–15% from their highest point, and the $330k realized here is near the top of the market right now. Well bought and sold, as they will recover eventually. #68-1985 fERRARi 288 GTo coupe. S/N ZFFPA16B000054805. Red/black leather. Odo: 37,576 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches and several small touched-in chips on nose. Excellent black trim. Interior shows areas #39-1933 cAdillAc 355-c V8 dual cowl phaeton. S/N 3001715. Eng. # 3001715. Two-tone gray & red/black canvas/red leather. Coachwork by Fisher. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint overall but with some sinkage visible on rear panel. Superb chrome, well-fitted supple, showing wear and some open seams. Instrument markings have faded away in spots. Cond: 4+. Sold AT $200,750. Ex-Schlitz family, Otis Chandler. A mostly original V12 Packard in the very attractive convertible style. Not quite preserved, but certainly not worn out, it had a certain appeal. The bidders agreed and pushed it to a good price. #41-1939 cAdillAc V16 convertible coupe. S/N 5290093. Eng. # 5290093. Black/ black canvas/red leather. Odo: 39 miles. Good panel fit, smooth paint shows light polish scratches, some pitting under chrome plating. Good interior with some wear to seats and a few small nicks on dashboard paint. Very good 200 were built. This was an expensive price to pay, but the car was worth it. #6-1938 PAcKARd TWElVE model 1607 coupe roadster. S/N A600374. Black/ beige canvas/black leather. Odo: 75,475 miles. Very good panel fit, largely original paint still holds a shine and is only lightly distressed, bright trim faded and shows pitting in areas. Seats have been dyed, but are still interior. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $385,000. A one-off special body by Fisher, ex-Bill Harrah, and a Pebble Beach winner in 1990. Sold by Gooding in August '07 at Pebble Beach for $440k. Handsome, elegant and beautifully presented, the first-class restoration had held up very well. A market-correct price. of wear on left side trim side panel and door handle. Cond: 2-. noT Sold AT $450,000. The modern Ferrari supercar of choice, driven but not used up. Imported to the U.S. in 1993 and later California certified, although the cats were said to have been removed after that. Even given the mileage, the high bid was at least $100k light for this example. 64 #24-1937 coRd 812Sc phaeton. S/N 32462H. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 68,568 miles. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows light polish scratches. Smooth chrome, well-fitted interior has light pitting on control knobs. CCCA Senior winner in 2004. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $258,500. A superbly restored supercharged 812, of which fewer than wood trim, original radio. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $231,000. One of seven '39 V16 Convertible Coupes from the last year of V16 production. Rare and ultra desirable, and both sleek and elegant in black. Sold at RM's Phoenix sale in January '08 for $330,000, then rated as a #2 (SCM# 48684). Although still holding up well, it seems to have lost $100k in value. Well sold then, well bought now. Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Company Amelia Island, FL #26-1946 foRd SUPER dElUXE Sportsman convertible. S/N 99A1037387. Burgundy & ash wood/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 1,045 miles. Good panel fit, except both doors out at rear edge. Well-done paint, excellent wood. Very good interior shows slight miles. Variable panel fit, but pretty good for 1953 fiberglass. Very good paint and chrome, well-fitted and slightly overstuffed interior with lightly soiled seat cushion. Olds V8 powered, 3-speed automatic fitted. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $110,000. The Edwards America was the vision of a San Francisco businessman to build an American GT and has the feel of another such dream, the Cunningham C3. It was both great looking and well presented, although the overstuffed seat put the windshield header directly in the driver's line of sight. Once the seat is adjusted, this will be a great vintage rally ride. One of the buys of the sale—the new owner stole it. #7-1955 chEVRolET coRVETTE con- wear on driver's seat cushion, flaked paint on speedo needle, and loose right rear window switch. Fitted with heater, power windows, and overdrive transmission. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $233,750. This Sportsman had clearly had expensive work done, but the details were lacking. Given the level of presentation, this price was over the top. Well sold. #72-1951 WillyS m38 jeep. S/N 10958. Olive Drab/Olive canvas. Odo: 10,755 miles. Korean War-era Jeep, in Military Police guise, complete with siren. Properly flat paint shows nicks, dings, and fading. Interior complete end of dashboard to door trim. Bloomington Gold certified in 1988. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $126,500. A low production first-year V8, well restored and in great original colors. Sold at Mecum's Bloomington Gold auction in June '07 with 482 miles for $178,500 (SCM# 45561). Rated a #1- then, it was still sharp here. The market for these has cooled a bit, but this seems like a steep hit. Well bought. #20-1957 mERcURy TURnPiKE and consistently worn. Cond: 4. Sold AT $19,800. Early military Jeeps are really neat looking and horrible to drive. Some have been over-restored for show, but that wasn't the case with this one. Ready for the next “M*A*S*H” re-enactor meet. Well sold. #33-1953 EdWARdS AmERicA convertible. S/N 1941. Blue/tan canvas/navy & tan leather. Odo: 4,302 cRUiSER 2-dr hard top. S/N 57LA43011M. Coral & white/white leather & black cloth. Odo: 79,660 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit. Good paint shows polish scratches. Chrome fair, with defects in several replated pieces and pitting on original parts. vertible. S/N VE55S001044. Pennant Blue/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 564 miles. 265-ci 195hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Variable panel fit, as per factory. Excellent paint, very good chrome, clean interior let down only by careless stitching on Interior shows some light wear. Fitted with Town & Country radio. AACA National 1st, 2005. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $79,200. The largest post-war Lincoln ever—practically a continent onto itself. More presence than practically any other Lincoln, and actually restrained compared to the '59 Cadillac. This was a very high level restoration, and it was still in superb condition throughout. Well bought. #36-1962 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S106224. Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 13,258 miles. 327-ci 360hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Panel fit variable, as per build. Good paint shows polish scratches, chips on door edges, and microblistering on cowl. Chrome with some small flaws and areas of fading. Good interior, Wonderbar radio. top level, they are stunning. This was an OK car, and it sold properly at an OK price. #61-1959 lincoln conTinEnTAl mk iV convertible. S/N H9YC419424. White/ black canvas/black & white leather. Odo: 37,509 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Consistent panel fit throughout, except right door out at lower edge. Very good paint. Some flaws under plating on rear bumper, other chrome excellent. Cond: 3. Sold AT $79,200. A fuelie with the hard top and dog-dish hubcaps, and stated to be numbers-matching. Arguably the most desirable C1. Sold at RM's Rochester auction in August '08, then sporting Torq-Thrust wheels, for $69,300 (SCM# 117397). Original-type steel wheels and hubcaps had been sourced since, and the car was a bit cleaned up. The price paid was right on the money. ♦ Textured side cove trim has lots of dings. Clean interior shows well. Cond: 3. Sold AT $39,600. A heavily optioned grand Mercury, in refurbished rather than restored state. It's very expensive to do all the details on these cars, as the trim is quite complex—but when done to a 66 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL Automobiles of Amelia Island The Ritz-Carlton ballroom was standing room only, and auctioneer Max Girardo actually took bids from people out in the adjoining hallway Company RM Auctions Date March 13, 2010 Location Amelia Island, Florida Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 99/113 Sales rate 88% Sales total $19,235,550 High sale 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline by Murphy, sold at $1,705,000 Buyer's premium Hank Williams “Silver Dollar” Bonneville made $225,500 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics up their tent a few miles down the road for their inaugural sale. Tough competition indeed, but how wrong the naysayers were! The RM auction was moved into the main ballroom N of the Ritz-Carlton, and it played to standing room only. In fact, auctioneer Max Girardo actually took a few bids from people standing in the adjoining hallway. The results were an 88% sell-through and a touch over $19m in sales—a respectable increase over the $12.5m of the prior year and a figure that compares favorably to RM's $19.6m Arizona event. Featured in this sale were 54 cars—lots 124 through 178—from the massive collection of John O'Quinn, who was killed in a one-car accident in Houston on October 29, 2009. He started his collection in 2003 and had acquired over 1,000 cars at the time of his death. His taste was eclectic but became more refined as his collection expanded. His marque was Duesenberg, and he counted 23 in his collection. aysayers were suggesting that this sale could be difficult. The economy continues to flutter in the breeze, and a major competitor was setting Two were offered at the Amelia sale, with the striking 1930 Model J Sport Berline, the George Whittell “Mistress Car,” realizing $1,705,000. The more common but very stunning 1932 Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy sold for $825k, which was a bit under the expected money. O'Quinn acquired the outrageous Bonneville “Silver Dollar Car” at an RM auction in 2006 for $214,500, and I am willing to bet no one would have guessed it would sell for a small profit at $225,500 four years later. Three Ferraris joined the Million-Dollar Club, with an alloy-bodied 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta bringing $1,265,000 and a steel 275 GTB/4 making $1,650,000. A well- documented and properly restored Daytona Spyder that was once owned by Edsel B. Ford realized $1,017,500. A bid of $1,275,000 for a 1964 Shelby Cobra, one of six built as a USSRC team car, failed to tempt the owner, as he was looking for another $250k or so. Strong cars sold well and lesser cars sold for about 20% back of their high from a few years ago. It's the new world, and RM is ensuring that sellers are realistic prior to accepting their consignment and in so doing is paving the way for conducting successful events like this one. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m 0 Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 68 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #194-1910 RollS-RoycE SilVER GhoST landaulette. S/N 1204. Maroon & black/black leather. RHD. Brainsby body was built for a 1908 Minerva and was married with Rolls-Royce chassis 1204 in the late '50s. One of only five pre-1911 Silver Ghosts listed in the RROC Owners Registry. Leather front seats, wonderful wool and tapestry passenger compartment. Extensive brass trim. Carries its distinctive patina with pride. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $539,000. Between 1907 and 1926, 7,874 Silver Ghosts were built by Rolls-Royce. They were smooth running and very reliable for their time. Several examples have sold for well into seven figures, making this a reasonable purchase at the price paid. Perhaps the rebody held things back a bit, but that will have no effect in its participation in Silver Ghost tours and other RROC activities. #128-1953 nASh-hEAlEy roadster. S/N 2330. Red/tan leather. Odo: 41,643 miles. English chassis with Nash Dual Jetfire engine and running gear. Body by Pinin Farina. Used extensively but well maintained. Paint showing signs of age, rust on bumper, wheelwells cosmetic work by Alan Taylor. Shown at Pebble in 2003. Cotal 4-speed pre-select transmission. Wear to driver's seat, excellent wood dash, engine detailed but not to a show standard. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $220,000. First seen at Barrett-Jackson's Los Angeles sale in June '01, where it failed to sell at $97,200 (SCM# 24336). Then seen at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '04, where it failed to sell at $220,000 (SCM# 34667). Finally, this Delahaye sold at Bonhams' Carmel sale in August '07 for $226,000 (SCM# 46365). The price paid here seemed a bit aggressive, but it reflects the resurgent market. GERMAN #158-1955 mERcEdES-BEnZ 300Sl Gullwing coupe. S/N 5500366. Graphite Gray/ red leather. Odo: 68,842 miles. Restored in early 2000 and acquired by O'Quinn in 2004. Little use since. Paint and brightwork have lost their pop and need professional attention. Complete with tool roll and jack. Cond: 2. Sold AT $30,800. Mini cars are the rage, but this one sold at a premium considering the amount of work needed. Restore it or use as-is? The full meal deal will put you upside down in a hurry, so I'd think the best bet would be to use the heck out of it and enjoy it as-is. #124-1960 BmW iSETTA 300 sedan. S/N 325326. Blue/green tartan. Odo: 33,297 miles. Curved windshield sunroof coupe, thought to be of British origin with single rear wheel. Powered by single-cylinder air-cooled BMW motorcycle engine. Acceptable paint, some wear to brightwork. Weird side lights. Nicknamed “the rolling egg.” From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3. Sold AT $30,250. Purchased by O'Quinn at the Kruse Ft. Lauderdale sale in January '06 for $16,200 (SCM# 40238), and driven ten miles since. This price was a surprising amount for a threewheel European version of a 300. Quality fourwheelers have been bringing $40k+, so it looks like a rising tide lifts all Isettas. undercoated. Very nice interior. One of only 162 made in 1953. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $85,250. Price paid here was under the money, as decent examples usually sell well into the six figure range. There were a few issues to remedy here, but all can be easily corrected, and although it'll take $10k–$15k to fix them, I still call this well bought. FRENCH #139-1948 dElAhAyE 135m cabriolet. S/N 800692. Dark green & tan/tan canvas/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 26,418 km. Coachwork by Pennock. Restored in early 2000, recent 72 Sold AT $687,500. Yesterday's aggressive price is today's market-correct buy. Even in these weird economic times, these cars have a predictable appreciation curve. A year ago this would have been all the money for an older restoration, but now it is the going rate. Catch the wave while you can. #125-1956 mESSERSchmiTT KR200 Kabinenroller coupe. S/N 56278. Teal & white/yellow vinyl. Odo: 3,221 km. Initially designed as an invalid carriage in the early '50s. The KR200 was introduced in 1955, with a 191-cc two-stroke engine. Four speeds, both forward and backwards. Older restoration showing age, with one serious crack in canopy and trim lifting from body. Paint badly scratched, rubber separating from bumper. Fitted with sun visor and rear luggage rack. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3. ITALIAN #172-1962 dUAl-GhiA l6.4 coupe. S/N 320. Black/black leather. Odo: 47,257 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chrysler drivetrain with Ghia coachwork. One of just 26 examples built, and once owned by Dean Martin. Well maintained over the years, but far from show-ready. Paint worn with signs of age, several chips, and thin spots in a few areas. Brightwork dinged and pitted, engine filthy. Mileage thought to be from new. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL Cond: 3+. Sold AT $126,500. Sold at RM's Monterey sale in August '07 for $189,500 (SCM# 46268), which was an over-the-top price for a car that never got any traction. Initial Dual-Ghias are far more desirable. As such, the price paid here was more in line with the market, considering the car's condition. TOP 10 No. 5 #122-1967 fERRARi 275 GTB/4 Alloy coupe. S/N 275GTB09501. Hazelnut/black leather. Odo: 83,774 miles. The third of 16 alloy 275 GTBs built. Repaired after a minor crash in 1976, driven extensively by long term owner/seller. Expected signs of use and age include a few minor dings and dents in body. Ordered with power windows and radio, complete with build sheet Paris Auto Show. Known history from new. “Coppa Bella Macchina” at 2005 Cavallino after extensive restoration. 99 points at 2006 Cavallino with two Platinum awards. Two halfpoint deductions corrected in 2006. Full tool roll and documentation. Cond: 1. Sold AT $1,650,000. Last seen at RM's Monterey sale in August '06, where it sold at $990,000 (SCM# 42794). Minor improvements had been made since that acquisition. An absolutely stunning example, but at an equally stunning price. I thought seven figures would be all the money, but bidding flew by that milestone. I thought we were in a recession. See the profile, p. 38. TOP 10 No. 7 and tool roll. Rebuilt Borranis, new knockoffs. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $1,265,000. An extremely rare alloy 275 GTB that has been used by all of its previous owners, including Kirk White. Price was well under the money, perhaps held back by its extensive use and “Nocciola” (Hazelnut) livery. Hopefully the new owner appreciates his good fortune and will keep it on the road. See the profile, p. 38. #189-1967 fERRARi 330 GTS spyder. S/N 09199. Eng. # 09199. Rosso Corsa/black fabric/tan leather. Odo: 91,230 miles. One of approximately 99 330 GTS Spyders built from 1966 through the fall of 1968, and thought to be the first 330 GTS built by Ferrari. Originally white, now Rosso Corsa. Excellent paint and in 2009. Complete with tools, manuals, and Ferrari Classiche documentation. A stunning Ferrari. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $1,017,500. Last offered at RM's Maranello sale in May '07, where it realized $1,410,750 (SCM# 45288). The bloom is off the Ferrari rose of a few years back, and the owner took a pretty serious hit on this transaction. This was an iconic Daytona with an impeccable history, and the new owner should be dancing in the streets. brightwork, correct engine shrouds in place. Restored by Symbolic in 1995. Might look better riding on 215s rather than 205s. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $495,000. A brave seller offered his desirable 330 GTS without protection. Based on the unique history and quality older restoration, I think another $50k–$75k would not have been out of the question. Well bought. TOP 10 No. 4 #187-1967 fERRARi 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 09337. Eng. # 09337. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 65,086 km. The 4-cam 275 GTB was introduced at the 1966 74 AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 2 #159-1930 dUESEnBERG modEl J sport berline. S/N 2035. Eng. # J287. Dark blue/tan fabric. Odo: 4,435 miles. Coachwork by Murphy. A striking design by Franklin Hershey. Innovative inset door tops. One of seven Duesenbergs ordered by George Whitell. This one, J287, was given to one of his many mistresses. History from new, restored in 1998 and well maintained since. Elegant. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $1,705,000. Purchased by John O'Quinn at RM's Monterey sale in August '06 #119-1971 fERRARi 365 GTB/4 daytona spyder. S/N 14671. Eng. # 14671. Fly Yellow/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 17,906 miles. The 26th of 121 Spyders built. Long-term ownership by Edsel Ford II, extensive restoration by the third owner. Equipped with a/c and Borrani wires. Dash redone with N.O.S. “mousehair.” Shown at The Quail O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $154,000. Last seen at RM's Rochester sale in August '07, where it sold for $148,500 (SCM# 46009). A Full CCCA Classic, and would make a wonderful CARavan car. There hasn't been much movement in price over the past three years, but it's not a loss either, and that's something a lot of homeowners can't say. TOP 10 No. 9 #140-1932 dUESEnBERG modEl J convertible coupe. S/N 2364. Maroon/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 15,556 miles. Coachwork by Murphy in the most popular Duesenberg body style. Full restoration in 1985, freshened up by Steve Babinsky in early 2000. Most owners known from the time of delivery, numerous awards in the late 1990s. Has been well maintained, with excellent panel fit, only minor for $1,650,000 (SCM# 42548) and driven eight miles since. Price paid was well in excess of the $1.5m high estimate, but I doubt if that bothers the new owner one bit, as he bought the best. See the profile, p. 50. #138-1931 BUicK modEl 94 roadster. S/N 27196802584845. Black/black fabric/ red leather. Odo: 42 miles. Older restoration with few miles since completion. Attractive black paint with red inner fenders, twin driving lights and covered sidemounts. CCCA Senior badge. Left fender damaged in transit and to be repaired for the new owner. From the John issues with brightwork, and wrinkles on top. Perfect proportions. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2. Sold AT $825,000. First seen at Kruse Auburn in September '98, where it sold at $682,500 (SCM# 18989). Then seen Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL at RM's Amelia Island sale in March '02 for $671,000 (SCM# 27263). Finally, sold at RM's Phoenix auction in January '04 for $748,000 (SCM# 32242). Conventional wisdom placed the value here at closer to $900k, so at this price, I'd call it well bought. #148-1934 PAcKARd TWElVE 1107 coupe roadster. S/N 73915. Eng. # 901639. Silver/black Haartz cloth/red leather. Odo: 96,156 miles. Restored in 1994 with numerous 100-point awards since. Still very presentable 16 years later. Buttons incorrectly placed on pleated leather seats, paint could use some professional attention. Single Pilot-Ray fit restored after acquisition by O'Quinn in 2006. Good brightwork with some pitting on headlight frames, steering wheel and clock plastic cracked. Deco Bakelite plastic dash trim still good. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $137,500. Purchased by John O'Quinn at RM's Rochester sale in August '06 for $129,250 (SCM# 42404). Seen before that at the same sale in August '01, where it sold at $82,500 (SCM# 22773). If the restoration was as extensive as was stated, then the new buyer did just fine. These rarely surface, and while not CCCA Classics, they will cause a stir whenever they are shown. A fair price as long as the buyer finds nothing lurking under the hood. ted. Engine clean with period-correct clamps. Woodgraining a bit odd on dash. Lacking radio. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $352,000. A 1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster sends you to the front of the line at most any Packard or CCCA event. This, however, all comes at a price, and the price paid here is the going rate for a Packard that's past its prime. It will cost another $100k or more to get an award at Pebble. #132-1935 AUBURn 851Sc speedster. S/N 33505E. Eng. # GH4659. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 8,518 miles. Restored ten years back and still showing well. AACA National First in 2000, ACD Club certification. Paint showing signs of age and use, supple leather interior. Fitted with Columbia two-speed rear axle. woodgrained, rear seat should not be pleated, two-tone leather not correct. A wonderful tour car. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $88,000. These continue to appreciate, and have basically been money in the bank. The interior would cause a problem with judging, so the new owner should just drive the wheels off of it and in a few years re-restore it to a more correct standard. Well bought and sold at a market price. Engine compartment clean, but paint stained on supercharger due to fuel leak. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $418,000. These are infrequently offered for sale, and when they do show up, they command adult money. This one was obviously expensive, but the price was still not out of line. I doubt the buyer will lose a nickel. Well bought and sold. #156-1939 GRAhAm 97 Supercharged convertible coupe. S/N 505389. Dark green/ tan fabric/green lether. Odo: 10,756 miles. The “Spirit of Motion,” better known as the “Shark-Nose Graham.” Stated to be fully 76 Sports Car Market #177-1941 PAcKARd SUPER EiGhT 180 convertible coupe. S/N CO501695. Cream/tan fabric/rust leather. Odo: 90,417 #133-1941 cAdillAc SERiES 62 con- vertible coupe. S/N 8352967. Black/black Haartz cloth/green & black leather. Odo: 35,357 miles. Restored to a high standard about ten years ago and well maintained since. Excellent panel fit, engine compartment detailed to high standard. No fog lights fitted. Dash not miles. Distinctive cut-down door design by Dutch Darrin. Older restoration with CCCA Senior badge 2218. Paint shows numerous chips and blemishes, interior worn, optional front and rear bumper guards fitted. “K” steering wheel, good dash plastic. Engine well detailed. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $247,500. Seen at RM's 2004 Amelia Island sale, where it sold for $259,000 (SCM# 32709). Packard Darrins on the Senior 180 are the most desirable and are seldom offered. There's been some mild depreciation over the six years it spent in O'Quinn's Collection, and I'd suggest its condition held back the bidding a bit here as well. #142-1951 chRySlER nEW yoRKER convertible. S/N 7193800. Black/black fabric/ red leather. Odo: 30,979 miles. Used by the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh during the royal Canadian tour in 1951. Properly maintained with original low mileage. Most paint and all interior components are original to the car. Trim scratched, interior shows signs of use but maintains a pleasant patina. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3. Sold AT $63,250. The use of this Chrysler by Her Majesty added about $15k to the value some 59 years later. Last seen at RM's Rochester sale in August '05, where it sold for an over-the-top $89,100 (SCM# 38814). The price paid here was more in line if HM's involvement has value to your collecting interests. #145-1951 hUdSon hoRnET convert- ible. S/N 7A112278. Maroon/black fabric/maroon leather. One of 551 Hudson convertibles produced. Equipped with Twin-H Power which was not offered until 1952, but the conversion is rather common. Power windows, etched wind wings. Right rear window rubber torn, radio trim pitted. Older restoration is holding up well. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $99,000. Sold at RM's Monterey sale in August '07 for $93,500 (SCM# 46301), and prior to that at RM's Monterey event in August '05 for $110,000

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL (SCM# 39166). Hudsons continue to be of interest, but as we can see here, there has not been a lot of movement in the past six years or so. Well bought and sold. #179-1952 mERcURy cUSTom woodie wagon. S/N 52LA33972M. Hillcrest Green/ tan & brown leather. Odo: 84,565 miles. New design for 1952 with faux woodgrain paneling. Restored in 2006 at a reported cost of $200,000. Fitted with 3-speed manual overdrive, radio, Merc-O-Matic heater, and fog lights. Famous showing the expected signs of age. Front seat in slightly tattered blue leather, rear in tan leather and cloth. Simulated exposed trunk of the '30s. Fitted with Dynaflow transmission and power windows. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $121,000. The market for concepts seems to be waning of late. This was not the most attractive one I'd seen, but it was of historical interest. Sold for well below the $175k–$275k estimates, and will cause a stir at the next Buick Club meet. Well bought. Ford flathead V8. Nice paint and chrome, panel gaps as good as original. A quality example of an attractive Mercury woodie. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $104,500. This went to silly money in a quick hurry. Some price guides have these cars listed in the low $40k range, which is a little too low to be realistic, but six figures for a faux woodie? I think the high estimate of $75k would have been far more reasonable. The seller must still be pinching himself. #146-1953 mUnTZ JET convertible. S/N DR141664CAL. Coral/black fabric/white leather. Odo: 7 miles. Manufactured by Earl “Mad Man” Muntz. Based on the Kurtis Sport, which Muntz bought from Kurtis. Thought to have been owned by actress Gloria DeHaven, but no documentation with the car proves it. Older restoration is showing signs of time, but #174-1954 oldSmoBilE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N 548K15430. Light blue/ navy blue fabric/blue leather. Odo: 27,912 miles. Restored some time back and still very presentable. Minor swirls and scratches in paint, brightwork very presentable. Attractive blue leather pleated seats, dash not cracked or AT $100,000. When new, the '54 Skylark cost more than a new Cadillac convertible. Prices on these have been all over the map the past year or so, and while they are off their high of a few years back, this one should have brought another $25k or so, considering its aboveaverage condition. #141-1957 chEVRolET BEl AiR convertible. S/N VC57T139562. Tropical Turquoise/white vinyl & turquoise fabric. Odo: 196 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Limited use since restoration. Fully optioned with power windows, power brakes, and power steering. Fitted with Autronic Eye, skirts, and rear-facing dual antennas. Excellent fit and finish. Engine clean but fitted with homemade support for injection venting. Attractive Tropical Turquoise livery. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $93,500. The Super Turbo-Fire fuelie V8 was an unusual option that cost $484 over the base six-cylinder engine. The bloom is off the Tri-Five rose a bit of late, but even so, I'd call this one well bought, as it could have sold for another $10k without question. sun damaged. Engine clean but not detailed. A strong performer. Cond: 2. Sold AT $57,750. This was another of the O'Quinn cars, but this one slipped by, bringing well below its $70k low estimate. As a well-presented Super 88, another $15k–$20k would not have been a surprise. Well bought. #184-1954 BUicK SKylARK convert- still looks good throughout. Equipped with Cadillac V8 and Carson removable hard top. Fresh white leather interior. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $66,000. Sold at RM's Phoenix sale in January '07, where it realized $68,750 (SCM# 44108). Driven all of four miles since. There evidently hasn't been a lot of movement since in terms of value either, and although it hammered sold below the $75k low estimate, I'd say the price was in the correct ball park. #143-1954 BUicK RoAdmASTER lan- dau. S/N 2667338. Blue metallic/tan fabric/ black & tan leather. Odo: 24,010 miles. A Buick concept built for the 1954 Motorama season. Older body-on restoration, with respray 78 ible. S/N 7A1130071. White/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 5,225 miles. One of only 836 produced. Recent restoration shows well. Smooth white paint with red fender wells, proper Kelsey-Hayes wires and chrome fins. Panel fit exceeds factory specs. Excellent interior. A strong presentation. Cond: 2-. noT Sold #109-1958 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N J58S101773. Snowcrest White & silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 677 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in 1998 to exacting specifications, and a trailer queen ever since. Cosmetically freshened up in 2008. Duntov and Bloomington Gold awards, complete judging documentation. About as good as it gets. Cond: 1. Sold AT $170,500. An extraordinary Corvette that sold for extraordinary money. On one hand, it would take years to build one to this specification, but on the other, this was over-the-top money by $25k–$30k. You can't drive it, and it's been to all the dances, so where to now? #149-1958 chRySlER 300d convertible. S/N LC41635. Black/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 92,166 miles. 392-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Restored some years ago, some cosmetic work done in 2006. Numerous swirl marks stand out in black paint, door and trunk fit not even Sports Car Market

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Alfa Bits Recent Il Biscione sales on eBay by Geoff Archer (All English within quotes exactly as presented by sellers on eBay.) #150331611972-1958 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA spider. S/N AR1495F04358. Eng. # AR131531402. Black/black cloth/white leather. Odo: 87,500 miles. 15 Photos. Santa Clara, CA. “A no-excuses, restored, original Veloce. Engine bay, trunk, undercarriage and interior were black powder coated, body was finished in original black. Interior is faithfully redone based on the factory documentation and coverings as the car was in January '06 for $214,500 (SCM# 40547), and it had been driven 100 or so miles since. It's hard to believe, but after spirited bidding from a number of sources, his estate actually made money on this. I hope it's going back to a Western museum. #182-1965 ShElBy coBRA USRRc found. All rubber is new, all chrome is redone and all painted members were stripped and repainted. The convertible top is a new Robbins stayfast canvas top.” Engine, trans and rear were rebuilt 100 miles ago. 43 bids, sf 3, bf 198. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,999. This was an over-the-top price for one of the very nicest examples out there. As SCMers, we all know that is one of the best long-term strategies for automotive enjoyment and wealth preservation (if not accumulation). Thus, I call this a fair deal. #180409372888-1966 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTA coupe. S/N N/A. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 55,671 km. 48 Photos. Glen Ellyn, IL. “Only 493 of these GTAs were produced in 1966 & 1967. Here is a nice original car that has been restored and had a few upgrades done. All original body panels look to be in place and are in very good condition. Original Campagnolo Magnesium wheels. Motor has never been apart. The trans was rebuilt and to Detroit standards. Windshield delaminating. Aftermarket Kelsey-Hayes wires. An impressive ten-footer. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $203,500. This car was a no-sale at the Worldwide Hilton Head sale in November '06, where it was passed at $140,000 (SCM# 43635). Chrysler letter cars are hot property as of late, but this bordered on silly money, as a car needs to be in close to #1 condition to justify this sort of price. Very well sold. #136-1959 BUicK ElEcTRA 225 con- vertible. S/N 8F4006011. Sable Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 65. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored around 2005 to a high standard. Equipped with power bench seat, power windows, and power top. Less than 100 miles since restoration. Minor scratches in paint, a new clutch put in. Just won 1st place at the First Concours it was taken to.” 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 950. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $175,000. Hitting Buy-It-Now on eBay is one way to claim a particular vehicle, but it doesn't always set the price (which may have been negotiated offline). This was huge money for a GTA, about double what one would expect looking through the SCM database. Seems like a fine example, and the seller had a very high rating, but I would still like to see another more traditional transaction before cranking up GTA valuations across the board. #160373207395-1931 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 Replica roadster. S/N 115538878. Red/black vinyl w/red inserts. Odo: 40,175 miles. 20 Photos. North Canton, OH. “Titled in Ohio as a 1931 Alfa Romero Roadster. The car was built in a shop for a man in the late 70s or early 80s. He died 10 years ago and it just sat. I bought it from a friend. The car has new paint, chrome head lights, brakes, wheel bearings, wheels. It runs very well with a 1974 Cologne Capri V6 engine... mounted in the rear with a 1966 VW orange peel on hood. Excellent brightwork, good panel fit, attractive red leather interior. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $88,000. These don't show up all that often, but Gooding sold one at its Amelia auction the night before for $74,800 (SCM# 159759). The colors were not as attractive here, so I'd suggest the price paid was just about spot on. #155-1964 PonTiAc BonnEVillE hank Williams Jr. custom convertible. S/N 884S3961. White/tan tooled leather. Odo: 40,316. The Silver Dollar Pontiac. Built by Nudie Cohn, the “Rodeo Taylor to the Stars,” and one of nine remaining “Nudiemobiles” of the 18 he built. Used as a promotional vehicle for Hank Williams Jr. Hand-tooled leather interior features over 350 silver dollars. Pistols for door handles, lots of other rifles and guns fitted. Six foot steer horn on grille. About as garish as it gets. Cond: 2. Sold AT $225,500. John O'Quinn bought this at RM's Phoenix sale transmission. I am selling car to start a new project (electric car for daily use).” 29 bids, sf 102. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,759. Curiously, brakes are not described. Doesn't really bother me, though, because it would probably take a couple of mixed martial arts champions to get me to set foot in one of these things anyway. Although this isn't the worst I've seen, this was certainly right up there. Where this particular car excels, however, is in coaxing inexplicable sums from its owners. Yowzers. For this kind of money you could be driving an '80s Alfa spider, or if that's not eccentric enough, maybe you could low ball a driver condition Model A? Run away. ♦ 80 Evidence of use throughout. Cond: 2-. noT Sold AT $1,275,000. Last seen at Kruse Auburn in September '04, where it failed to sell at $1,500,000 (SCM# 34989). Thought to be the second to last team Cobra built, with history documented in the SAAC World Registry. Welcome at any vintage race event, but I expect the incompetent could get in trouble in a hurry placed behind the wheel. All things considered, this should have brought another couple hundred thousand or so, so I can't fault the seller for hanging on. #134-1969 ShElBy GT500 convertible. S/N 9F03R481605. Grabber Orange & white/ white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 89,498 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ram Air 428 Cobra Jet engine, fiberglass hood and fenders. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, and a/c. Bold paint with a few swirls and nicks. One of only 335 GT500 convertibles produced roadster. S/N CSX2557. Guardsman Blue & white/black vinyl. Odo: 1,521 miles. 289-ci V8, 4x2-bbl, 4-sp. One of six cutback door 289 factory team Cobras built for the 196465 U.S. Road Racing Championship series. Equipped with K-Code 289 Mustang engine with four Weber carbs. Restored in mid-'90s with Guardsman Blue livery and white Le Mans stripes. One of two with dual sidepipes. in 1969. From the John O'Quinn Collection. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $143,000. First seen at Kruse Phoenix in January '05, where it sold at $136,080 (SCM# 37178). Last seen at Kruse's Seaside auction in August '05, where it was a no-sale at $160,000 (SCM# 39117). The three price points are a good illustration of what has happened with the muscle car market, as prices have returned to around 2005 levels in many cases. ♦ Sports Car Market

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction #48 How many Edsel Amblewagons have you seen? There are thought to be three, and one of them, with its patented five-mile siren blaring, sold here Company Keith McCormick Auctions Date February 26–28, 2010 Location Palm Springs, California Auctioneers Frank Bizarro, Jeff Stokes, Rob Ross Automotive lots sold / offered 280/486 Sales rate 58% Sales total $4,817,295 High sale 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE cabriolet, sold at $105,000 Buyer's premium Perrfect Gumball Rally support wagon Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics F or the first time in recent memory, Mother Nature did not cooperate with the McCormick family's semi-annual auction. Saturday, the prime day, was not your typical desert weather, as constant rain made crawling around the cars an unpleasant task. As a result, the sales were off a bit from the records set at last year's November event. The same number of cars was offered, but 53 fewer went home to new garages, and revenues were off by a touch over $600k. All can't be blamed on the weather, as it appeared that many sellers have not accepted the reality that the market in general is off by 15%–20% (a seemingly constant theme in the hobby) and have not adjusted their expectations accordingly. Several sellers, who were unsuccessful at prior events, brought their cars back for another go-around, but for the most part the results were the same. A very nice 1951 Ford woodie wagon realized $75k at the November 2008 sale but stalled at $69k here. An over-restored but very attractive 1967 327/300 Corvette Coupe realized $62k at last year's February sale, but the offer was only $37k this time around. A few of the more interesting sales included a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR at $94,500, a Boss 302 in Grabber Orange at $73,500, and a gorgeous 1971 Mercedes-Benz 3.5 cabriolet that sold for $105k, the weekend's high sale. 84 A 1976 Batmobile re-creation that had a crowd around it the entire auction sold as an absolute bargain $82,550. Willing to bet the buyer has fun with it for a year or so and cashes in for a healthy payday then? The weird and eclectic that show up at every McCormick event were present here. How many Edsel Amblewagons have you seen? There are thought to be three, and one of them, with its patented five-mile siren blaring, sold here for $24,150. A dreadful chopped 1954 Chrysler Rat Rod wagon with Arizona license plates as floor pans and side panels brought $6,500, which you could argue was about $6,400 too much. And of course there was the usual selection of 20-year-old RollsRoyces. I always wonder if the purchase price will be the cheapest part of the transaction, as service records are rarely presented. This year, 40 Corvettes in all shapes and sizes crossed the block, but only 21 sold. As a general statement, reserves seemed a bit aggressive, as many sellers have not accepted the fact that their 'Vette is not worth what it was last year. I had previously reported that after the November sale an arsonist set fire to the McCormick facility in Palm Springs. The fire insurance investigators, after viewing the security tapes, countered the police report and determined that a faulty light caused the fire. In that regard, it is a relief to know there was not some demented twit as the culprit. In any event, everything was running at full speed for this event, with nary a speedbump from the office damage and resultant reorganization. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 5%, included in sold prices

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA ENGLISH #416-1956 JAGUAR XK 140mc roadster. S/N G74978S. Old English White/tan fabric/ red leather. Odo: 84,357 miles. Desirable MC option offers 20 additional horsepower over the base 190-hp engine. Older restoration showing signs of age and use. Wire wheels incorrectly painted—should be chrome or body color. Paint worn and cracked, deep scratch in path. Fitted with Warn winch on front bumper. Cond: 3. Sold AT $26,250. The next time the new owner's neighbor goes off camping in his wimpy VW Westfalia, the new owner can steal his thunder with this massive Dormobile. These are hot property across the pond, but they're seldom seen here. Sold for a fair price. #278-1987 RollS-RoycE SilVER left front fender. Interior has seen better days, but appears to be all intact. Bumpers dented and have been pushed into body. Lots of time and money will need to be spent to bring this one back to its former glory. Cond: 4+. noT Sold AT $70,000. A math test. If a quality example brings $100k, can you do paint, body, brightwork, and interior for $30k? I doubt it, and I think the seller might have been better off taking the offer. #151-1958 nASh mETRoPoliTAn sedan. S/N E50057. Caribbean Green & white/white vinyl. Odo: 72,890 miles. Sold by Nash and Hudson dealers, and after 1957, by American Motors and Rambler dealers. Larger Austin A50 engine fitted after 1956. Top speed (with a tail wind) of 78 mph claimed. Recent respray with noticeable orange peel, SPiRiT saloon. S/N SCAZS42A9FCY13704. Tan/red leather. Odo: 71,403 miles. Attractive color combination. Touch-ups and nicks on door edges, paint cracking in several areas. Brightwork slightly scratched, interior shows are CCCA Classics. Well bought, as it can participate in all the Packard Club activities, and spending a few dollars on the minor issues will pay off in the long run. #308-1950 chRySlER nEWPoRT minor wear and cracking to bolster. No service history offered. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $15,645. The buyer could either be stylin' at the coun try club or crying in his Merlot after his first service visit. Sure, the car was cheap, but I'd still want to see the records before bidding. Well sold. AMERICAN #180-1941 cAdillAc SERiES 62 minor dings and dents in brightwork, incorrect materials used in newer interior. Fitted with Continental kit. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $11,340. Price paid here was in line with the current market, but there is continued interest in these little guys, so this could prove to be a wise purchase. Convertibles are, of course, more desirable and bring about half again as much as this. Should be free driving for the new owner for the next couple of years. #280-1964 lAnd RoVER doRmoBilE camper. S/N 26203305. Light blue/cream/ gray vinyl. RHD. The Dormobile is a Land Rover camper that sleeps four. Complete with sink and storage cabinet. Decent paint and trim, newer tires, tinted windows. Lots of lights added for wandering off the beaten 86 bit, acceptable brightwork. Original look with a more modern V8. Cond: 2+. noT Sold AT $83,000. The seller was looking for $90k, which would be all the money and then some custom convertible. S/N 8355486. Yellow/tan fabric/tan leather. 346-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Paint is a couple shades brighter than the original yellow hue. Owner states it's equipped with fog lights, but covers are installed. Window fit off a Town & country 2-dr hard top. S/N 7411710. Green & wood trim/tan/green leather & tan fabric. Odo: 59,904 miles. Paint dull with chips and scratches. Wood trim dry and cracking, bright trim badly pitted, bumpers scratched and dented. Decent interior with cracked steering wheel. Mother Nature has had her way for a modified Series 62 Cadillac convertible. Mods take away access to CCCA activities, and to my eye, they devalue the car. #365-1941 PAcKARd 110 deluxe con- vertible. S/N DE14892872. Yellow/tan fabric/ maroon leather. RHD. Optional front bumper guard and very rare “K” steering wheel. Tan fabric top worn, door handle loose, window trim badly scratched. Engine bay in need of some serious attention. Right-hand drive. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $35,700. Although the 110 was the entry-level Packard, in 1941 the Deluxe model was available, which took the model slightly upscale. The Packard 120, which is the next step up, sells for two or three times what was paid here. Those cars have a straight-eight, but neither they nor the 110s with this Town & Country. Cond: 4. Sold AT $36,225. Last seen at RM's Ft. Lauderdale sale in February '08, where it sold for $49,500 and was rated in #2 condition (SCM# 58109). It must have spent the last two years sitting outside to deteriorate to this level, and it'll cost a chunk of change to bring it back. Well sold at this price. #173-1952 PAcKARd mAyfAiR convert- ible. S/N 462012. White/black fabric/maroon & white leather & fabric. Odo: 13,173 miles. Assigned VIN from Alberta, Canada. Recent respray to high standard, brightwork shows well, with no noted issues. Door fit a bit off, other panel gaps consistent. Quality interior with little wear. Cond: 2. Sold AT $32,025. The Mayfair Sports Car Market

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA Glovebox Notes 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 S A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. #92-1954 chRySlER nEW yoRKER Town & country custom wagon. S/N 76609372. Black primer/rust/gray vinyl. Odo: 22,755. Chopped top, rust-infested body, bumpers rusting and dented. Interior trimmed with Arizona license plates, farm implement fitted as gear shifter. Homemade Moon-style hub Price as tested: $106,730 Likes: Ample power from 3.8-liter flat-6 makes driving exciting for novice and old hand alike. Interior surfaces are well laid-out, with familiar controls. “Sport” and “Sport-Plus” modes, as well as separate switches for suspension control are welcome. Dislikes: Doppelklutsch, or PDK, paddle-shift automatic leaves me cold; steering wheel controls are counter-intuitive and take some getting used to. More than a little understeer, engineered in to keep less experienced drivers out of trouble. Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHH½ Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: Great car for someone who can travel light and sometimes needs to employ a 7-speed auto for Manhattan-style traffic. This is conceivably the best modern-day “banker's express hot rod.”—Chip Lamb 2010 Piaggio P.180 Avanti II was part of the 250 Series, while the 300 and 400 Series only offered 4-door sedans. Higher point examples will bring another $7,500 or so, but in this condition, the price paid was about right. But I couldn't help but wonder what the story was behind the assigned VIN. #201-1953 REo f20 Rescue fire truck. S/N 509689. Blue/blue velour. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Purchased by Port Vue Fire Department in PA in June of 1953, in service until 1988. Recently rebuilt with 454-ci bigblock Chevy engine, TH400 transmission, and new wiring and gauges. Has seating in back for caps, trim pitted and rusting, plastic windshield fitted. Beat-up surfboard on roof. Cond: 4-. Sold AT $6,563. Inexpensive, but not cheap. What the heck do you do with it? The answer might be to go counter culture, take it to the next Show n' Shine, and scare the heck out of the kids. Maybe the adults too. #29-1955 foRd cRoWn VicToRiA 2-dr hard top. S/N USFW140349. Regency Purple & cream/white vinyl. Odo: 44,208 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Quick respray appears to have had little attention paid to body prep. Windows delaminating, door handles pitted, bumpers scratched and dinged. Fitted a bevy of kids and the dog. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $18,375. Just the thing for the 4th of July parade or most any other type of charity event. It would get all kinds of attention at your favorite restaurant—just crank up the red lights and siren and the best parking spot is yours. #250-1954 lincoln cAPRi 2-dr hard Price as tested: $7.2m Configuration / Performance: 7 seats / 400 knots cruising at 31,000 ft. Rate of climb: 2,950 ft per minute Fuel consumption: 598 lb of fuel / hour @ 380 knots Likes: Ultra-quiet due to rear-mounted engines and extreme slant of windshield. Surprisingly spacious cabin. Significantly more fuel-efficient and quicker than competitors like the King Air B350. Dislikes: What's not to like? Fun to be in: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: Avanti II is the official aircraft of Scuderia Ferrari, and Piaggio's Chairman is Piero Ferrari, son of Enzo. Turbo-prop configuration is fuel-efficient, and the entire Piaggio approach melds style and spaciousness with performance. SCM wants one; can we get 400 subscribers to go in on a time-share with us?—Keith Martin ♦ 88 top. S/N 54LA7086H. Red/white/red leather. Odo: 77,775 miles. Recent respray in the right color with only a few light nicks and dings. Trim worn and tarnished, chrome shows a few minor scratches. Interior lightly worn, steering wheel cracked. These made their bones winning the 1952-1954 Carrera Panamericana Mexican road race. Cond: 2-. noT Sold AT with Continental kit and unappealing white vinyl interior. Engine filthy. Cond: 4. Sold AT $9,713. Sold at a bargain price, but I'm not so sure it was well bought. If a very nice example is worth about $40k, can you get there from here? I don't think it works unless the new owner can do a lot of the heavy lifting himself. #394-1955 PAcKARd 400 2-dr hard top. S/N 55871750. Two-tone blue/blue fabric & vinyl. Odo: 28,290 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older respray still presentable, door fit off a bit, trim tarnished and pitted. Power $22,000. A bill of sale in the glovebox showed that this was purchased earlier in the month for $25,000. Obviously the seller was looking for a quick turn, but I'd suggest he paid all the money when he bought it, as the bid here was in line with the current market considering the car's condition. Sports Car Market

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA windows, power seats, Ultramatic transmission. Older window rubber deteriorating. Nice original interior, engine clean. A big step down from the Caribbean. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $15,225. An average Packard at an average price. It'll be hard to justify spending a whole lot of money improving it, but it'll be welcome in lots of Packard club activities, so the new owner should just get out and drive the wheels off it. #359-1955 foRd fAiRlAnE Sunliner convertible. S/N U5LC181270. Goldenrod Yellow/black fabric/yellow & black vinyl. Odo: 8,057 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Bold color combination certainly stands out. Minor paint chips and scratches, acceptable brightwork aside from pitted and tarnished window frames. Window fit off a bit. Engine vinyl/silver & red vinyl. Odo: 15,363 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older respray now a bit edgy. Bumper chrome worn, trim pitted and scratched, window fit off. Fitted with fender skirts. Decent interior, engine clean. In need of some TLC. Cond: 3. Sold AT $59,850. This was a no-sale when it crossed the block, being bid to $55,000. The sales desk then went to work, and they got the job done at a fair price considering the car's condition. But the new owner best keep his checkbook handy, as he's not done with this one. #306-1957 coRVETTE convertible. chEVRolET S/N E57S104083. Onyx Black/black vinyl/ clean. Sure to attract attention. Cond: 2. noT Sold AT $34,000. Last seen at BarrettJackson's Las Vegas sale in October '09, where it sold at $35,750 (SCM# 148812). This car was worth more than what was bid here, but I expect the bold hue turned off a lot of folks, as the bumble bee color combination appeals to a limited market. It only takes one buyer, but the task is to find him. #234-1957 oldSmoBilE SUPER 88 2-dr hard top. S/N 578A12779. Sunset Glow & Victoria White/black, white & gray leather. Odo: 312 miles. 371-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Recent respray in an unusual color combination. Fitted with factory a/c and desirable J-2 Tri-Power option, which cost $399 when new. Pitting on horn ring, right wing window delaminating. Attractive interior. Was born solid when new. All the right stuff, but a bit of overrestoration may not sit well with Bloomington judges. Cond: 1. Sold AT $84,000. A strong '57 Corvette that could have easily brought another $10k without a question. The 2010 SCM Price Guide places this at close to six figures in this condition, so with that in mind, I'll call this one well bought. #165-1958 chEVRolET imPAlA 2-dr black. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $36,750. The J-2 induction was developed for NASCAR, but after five Oldsmobile wins, multiple carburetors were banned. The J-2 option jumps the value by half again as much as the value of a base car, and factory air adds another couple of grand, so the goodies add up in a hurry. All in all, this was a fair price for an attractive car even considering the color change. #135-1957 chEVRolET BEl AiR convertible. S/N VC575100. Matador Red/black 90 Sports Car Market hard top. S/N F58S179908. Onyx Black/silver & black vinyl. Odo: 59,000 miles. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Impala Sport Coupe had large dummy air scoops ahead of rear wheelwells and a curved contour crease in back of roof. Continental kit with one-piece bumper, chrome wire wheels, black paint shows several blemishes and touch-ups. Turbo-Thrust V8. Cond: red vinyl. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent restoration sparkles. Onyx Black paint with black coves shows very well overall, with no visible body issues. Panel fit far better than 3. Sold AT $27,300. This was in average condition, but it was still bought at under the money. Get rid of the wires, work on the paint, and the new owner will have some upside here. #392-1959 cAdillAc SERiES 62 con- vertible. S/N 59F115669. Desert Rose/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 6,798 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be an unrestored car with a respray, seller is not sure if interior is original. Loaded with options, including sixway power seat, a/c, and Autronic Eye. Very nice brightwork with a few scratches does not look original. Stated to have less than 58,000 miles, with 6,798 showing. Cond: 2. Sold AT $63,000. Same big fins but at least $50k less than a Biarritz. The price paid was under the money for this car in this condition, but the Desert Rose hue—some just might call it Mary Kay Pink—did not sit well with all. #120-1959 EdSEl VillAGER Amblewagon ambulance. S/N W9UV737259. Black /white /tan & white vinyl. Odo: 86,880 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built by Automotive Conversion Corporation for far less than other ambulances. In service in Nassau County, NY, until 1977. Factory a/c, five mile siren still works. Trim dented, driver's window broken, fitted with period medical equipment and gurney. Cond: 3. Sold AT $24,150. Only three others are thought to exist—the seller stated he had a '58, and two other '59s are in Canada. An automotive oddity, but it's sure to draw a crowd wherever it goes. While there aren't many others to compare it to, the price was right on this day in Palm Springs. #233-1960 chRySlER imPERiAl custom 4-dr hard top. S/N 9104112321.

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA Our Cars 2008 Porsche 550 Spyder Replica White/blue fabric & vinyl. Odo: 70,216 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to be an original car, with some pitted trim and worn paint. Unique square steering wheel, swivel bucket seats, “gun-site” taillights. One of 4,510 manufactured. An impressive take-thegang-to-dinner Imperial. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $22,313. This car had been offered in the local area for some time before the auction with an asking price of $22,000, so the seller did just fine here. This price was the going rate, so all should be content. Owner: Jim Schrager, author of Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356 and Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 911 and 912, 1965–1973 Purchase date: January 2010 Price: $28,000 Mileage since purchase: 120 Recent work: Washed car It might be hard to understand why a guy with a warehouse full of real Porsches, like me, would have any interest in a replica. Okay, a fake. Truth be told, this isn't as much car as it is rolling sculpture that makes noise. You won't figure this out by looking at the photos. You've got to stand in front of it, look it over very carefully, and hop in for a ride. Here's what you'd discover: You have your hands on (the re-creation of) a Porsche Spyder that looks tremendously close to the real thing, yet is brand new and squeaky clean. Further, you can drive the heck out of it. Everything works like new, because it is—right down to and including the VWbased engine cases. It's wicked fast, handles like a big shifter kart, and is very well put together throughout, yet every part is cheap and available. Does it handle as well as, or even anything like, a real 550 Spyder? Well, most of us will never know, so it really doesn't matter. The real question is, does it go, turn, and stop well enough to be fun? And it does. Over the past decade, 550 Spyder build- ers have developed far more authentic and quicker cars with much better details than those built at first. Led by a California company called Vintage Spyders, competitors such as Beck have also done a great job at adding original features. I bought this one with 2,300 miles for $28,000—about $10,000 off the new car price—from a good Porsche friend nearby. The secret of this little beast is the way you can use it. Not to pretend to have a million-dollar race car too precious to touch, but to have a car to use, to thrash. Not like a piece of furniture, not a car that will own you. But a car you get to own and enjoy. All at about 97% off the cost of a real one. Or put another way, it's an “unreal” new car at about 3% of the cost of a real “old” one. And probably nearly fully depreciated as well. ♦ 92 light. 4-speed manual was ordered on 90% of '65s. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $46,200. This was kicked back by the buyer from November '09's McCormick sale, as he claimed it was a 250hp car rather than 300 hp, as presented when it crossed the block. Sold for $56,700 then (SCM# 152701), so the seller took a pretty big hit in letting it go at this level. Some numberschecking by the new owner will tell the tale, but either way, this was a very presentable Corvette at a fair price. #471-1961 BUicK lESABRE convert- ible. S/N 4H2009698. White/white vinyl/twotone blue vinyl. Odo: 49,963 miles. 364-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. LeSabre was redesigned for 1961 with Mirromagic instrument panel and sleek body style. Recent respray to a professional standard, minor scratches on bumper. Good panel fit and alignment, top fits well. Attractive #189-1965 BUicK RiViERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H943848. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 40,955 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A documented low-mileage Riviera. Recent respray with no issues, straight body, decent panel gaps. Original deluxe interior with rear armrest and wood wheel. Equipped with factory a/c, power windows and seats. Left rear window not working, bearing going out in a/c compressor. Clamshell headlamps work. The most desirable year for early Rivieras. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $22,575. The seller, who is a regular at McCormick auctions, worked the car and was honest in his assessment, noting that the compressor bearing acted up while he was driving to the auction. Considering the low mileage and desirable interior options, this car could have easily brought another $5k or so. Well bought. two-tone interior, modern CD player mounted in glovebox. A solid presentation. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $25,200. An attractive driverquality car at a reasonable and market-correct price—the kind of deal McCormick is known for. Drive, enjoy, and bring back in a few years to get your money back. Can't beat that. #152-1965 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S108229. Rally Red/ beige canvas/black leather. Odo: 12,249 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated $75k restoration cost, documented with thick book of receipts. Paint sparkles from recent wetsand, fit and alignment varied, as expected. Aftermarket air, Z01 option with third back-up factory a/c, side exhaust, power windows, power brakes, and power steering. Knockoffs fitted with Goldline radials. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $54,600. Considering the documentation and the quality of the restoration, this was both well bought and sold. The seller presented all the necessary information, and he worked the car prior to it crossing the block—a textbook example of how to sell a car at auction. All should be happy here. #367-1967 chEVRolET coRVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S111203. Tuxedo Black & red/black vinyl. Odo: 983 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Quality respray, factory-spec panel fit, minor scratches on glass and window trim. Fitted with factory a/c, sidepipes, and power disc brakes. No issues with interior. Has the right look. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $53,025. An L36 can easily push six figures, but the question here was what the car was born with. Sports Car Market #171-1965 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S109047. Glen Green/beige canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 62,531 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to have matching numbers, with photos of casting numbers provided. VIN stamped on side case of transmission. Full engine detail with factory-style paint markings. Options include

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA others sell for, but the seller let it go. There are times when cash in hand trumps perceived value. #178-1970 PlymoUTh 'cUdA convert- At this price, I'd suspect a lot was added from an aftermarket catalog. Still, I'd call it well bought. #191-1967 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S122130. Sunfire Yellow & black/white vinyl. Odo: 47,886 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Striking color combination, stinger stripe not typical of factory production. Fitted with both tops. Nice paint with minor swirls, white vinyl interior could use a good cleaning. Rally wheels standard, bolt-on knockoff-style aluminum wheels ible. S/N BH27GOB380941. Lemon Twist & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. 340-ci V8, 3x2bbl, 4-sp. Born with a rather ordinary 318-ci 230-hp V8. Well done with striking paint and excellent interior. Just too bad it's not the real thing. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $39,375. In this market, real-deal cars in this condition tend to sell at somewhere in the low $50k range, so this ignored and need help. Equipped with a/c, along with power steering and power brakes. Radio out of car, dash worn. SS package documented with build sheet. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $21,000. Last seen at Kruse Glendale in January '10, where it failed to sell at $20k (SCM# 155126). Red did the trick here, as the issues were overlooked for the bling of the paint. The build sheet was a big plus, as documenting these by the numbers can be a lengthy task. First stop should be the chrome shop, and after that, the new owner will be just fine. #172-1976 lincoln BATmoBilE roadster. S/N 6Y81A857846. Black & red/ black leather. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The original was built by Barris, along with three replicas, and numerous other reproductions have been built. This one was done by Gotham Garage, featuring working afterburner, BatRay, Bat-Scope and all the other goodies. Well maintained with some expected signs of use. one was not discounted all that much for being a fakey-doo. Hopefully this buyer knew what he was getting and won't be surprised when his buddies help him decode the VIN. #119-1970 PlymoUTh SUPERBiRd Replica 2-dr hard top. S/N RP23NOG113832. Blue metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 25,886 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Started life as 383-ci 335-hp V8 Road Runner, later converted to Superbird at considerable expense, with restoration stated to cost north of $140k. fitted. An attractive Corvette. Cond: 2. Sold AT $79,800. Real or replica can account for a lot of money on big-block mid-years. If all checks out here, then this was well bought indeed, but if any questions come up, it'll just be a pretty car to use and enjoy at a market price for condition. The key is knowing what to look for—or finding someone who does. #161-1968 ShElBy GT500 KR fastback. S/N 8T02R20173202286. Dark freen metallic & white/black vinyl. Odo: 59,151 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Front trim dented and scratched, other chrome and trim show well. Driver's arm rest split, window trim scratched. Underrated at 335 hp, with the real number closer to 400. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $94,500. Fitted with a/c and front disc brakes. Quality respray, decent chrome, nice vinyl top. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $48,300. If this were a real-deal Superbird, you could add another $100k or so on this valuation. At this level, the seller lost about that much, but rarely if ever do you get your money back when building a fakey-doo. Market price. #23-1972 chEVRolET chEVEllE SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 1D37J2L543746. Red & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 91,547 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent respray, new interior, bumpers and other brightwork Shelby production continued into 1968, but with more control from Ford. The GT500 KR was introduced that year, with KR standing for King of the Road, and the package consisted of a 428 Cobra Jet engine and special KR badges. Price bid here was well under what I've seen Damaged in the Russo and Steele storm; now with the windshield replaced, but dings and scratches remain. Driver's door panel loose. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $20,475. Bought for the price of a decent number 2 coupe with the Speed Racer stuff thrown in for free. Or it could be viewed as someone screwing up a perfectly decent Corvette and losing his shirt in the process. Either way the new owner will be a big hit with the kids at the next neighborhood BBQ. ♦ Way cool. Cond: 2. Sold AT $82,950. Robin, call Commissioner Gordon! Some Joker stole our Batmobile! Another example by Gotham Garage reportedly sold at Barrett-Jackson a few years back for $125,000, and one by another builder sold at RM's Ft. Lauderdale sale in February '07 for $216,000 (SCM# 44270). The new owner gets to have fun with this, and I expect he'll sell it for a handsome profit down the road. #83-1996 chEVRolET coRVETTE Speed Racer convertible. S/N 1G1YY22PXT510172. White/red leather. 350-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. 1996 Corvette chassis and drivetrain, replica body of the Mach 5 from the Speed Racer Comics. Also appeared in “Speed Racer: The Next Generation.” 94 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Warwickshire, UK Collectors' Motorcars at Race Retro Appropriately at this sale, tagged on to a show that's all about historic motorsport, rally cars were the strong sellers Company H&H Date March 13, 2010 Location Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, England Auctioneer Simon Hope Automotive lots sold / offered 29/63 Sales rate 46% Sales total $1,307,504 High sale 1935 Lagonda LG45 tourer, sold at $254,144 Buyer's premium 1973 911 rally car, sold at $65,208 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics out tentatively from under the gray blanket of recession, H&H managed to up its sale rate from the low 42% of last year to 46%, and takings were up, too, though last year there were twelve fewer cents to the pound. H&H sold 29 cars as opposed to 30 in 2009, though starting with only 63 and not 71, and the high numbers climbed higher. Appropriately at this sale, tagged on to L a show that's all about historic motorsport, rally cars were the strong sellers. One of two LG45 tourers entered by Lagonda for the 1936 Monte Carlo Rally hit the high note at $254,144—way over its top estimate. The best two Ford Escorts sold. First, the 1975 Haynes of Maidstone, aka semi-Works, RS1800 hit a new world record at $150,480, helped by still being largely original; and the “WRC” RS1600, one of a pair built by Historic Motorsport to win the 2007 East African Safari Classic (see the profile of its sister car in SCM, July 2008) sold for $117,040, some two years after the winning car fetched $181,685. Most intriguing historically was the 1947 Healey Elliott. Save for the gold-colored body (a 1970s aberration) the car still looks very much as driven in the 1952 Daily 96 ively bidding and good prices, book-ended by graveyard patches of no-sales, made this a slightly odd auction. As the U.K. begins to peek Express Trophy by Works Healey driver Ken Wharton and in countless races, sprints, hillclimbs, and rallies by privateer Edgar Wadsworth. It attracted much interest and made an above-estimate $66,880. The low spots: None of the Mk I Cortinas (two cooking road cars, one GT rally Warwickshire, UK car, one Lotus road car, one look-alike, and two Lotus race cars) sold. With rather unfortunate timing, there is a glut of Lotus Cortina racers on the market right now for around $60k apiece, so it's a buyers' market. And those buyers either weren't present or weren't having any. Nobody wanted any of the four U.S.-spec “pagoda” Mercs, either. All were offered by one vendor who had to take home his 190SL, too. Road cars did well. A beautifully presented, rare, and very original Jaguar XK 150S 3.4-liter DHC made $105,336, and a 1980 Porsche 911 Turbo (930 in American) showed that this model is enjoying something of a renaissance on the European market, fetching $31,350 a week after a similar car raised $32,776 at Bonhams. A mystery no-sale was a beautiful Alfetta 2000 GTV with few miles and no rot, which must make it very unusual, if not unique. The seller evidently thought that as well, stubbornly holding out for more when no more was forthcoming. So, rather like last year, between a few slow stretches, what did sell went for good money. Significantly, H&H raised its year-on-year sale rate and turnover in a period when everyone is needing to scratch harder for a living. ♦ $300k $600k $900k $1.2m $1.5m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 10%, included in sold prices ($1.52=£1.00)

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H&H Auctions Warwickshire, UK ENGLISH #3-1935 ARmSTRonG-SiddElEy 12hP roadster. S/N 91977. Light blue & black/black canvas/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 597 miles. Straight and tidy, although blown over in the 1990s and showing overspray on interior trim. Some varnish flaking off interior Odo: 5,773 miles. Bentley-designed Lagonda. Older restoration, still really nice body and paint with a few bubbles in front fenders. Dash good, creased and cracked leather may be original. Seller notes noisy first gear. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $254,144. One of two Works entries on the 1936 Monte Carlo rally, although this one went out early. Bought way over estimate by a well-known Bentley dealer at a comparable price to a 4½ Liter Bentley. #18-1947 RollS-RoycE SilVER WRAiTh limousine. S/N WVA19. Black/ brown leather. RHD. Odo: 5,873 miles. Coachwork by Freestone & Webb. Shiny and imposing. Very straight body and good door fit, a few chips and blisters in possibly original timber, seat leather still good. Rebuilt preselector gearbox, said to run and drive. Cond: 3. Sold AT $10,032. Part-restored (i.e., the paint) before one of the past owners passed away, and the engine, gearbox, and electrics have been refurbed since. At the price of an Austin Seven, this looks both usable and attractive. #58-1935 lAGondA lG45 tourer. S/N 12028. Ivory/white canvas/green leather. RHD. paint. Leather to front lightly cracked, velour in rear still OK. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $36,480. This one needed nothing, and with values relatively low, that's just as well. Restoration isn't viable here, but it can be put straight to work after several years resting in a theme display. #47-1947 hEAlEy EllioTT sedan. S/N B1595. Tan/brown leather. RHD. Rough and ripply body under thick paint, cracked old leather interior almost certainly original. Spent the past 58 years in one family ownership. Only deviation from stock is modern electric fuel pumps. Body isn't bent—it's meant to look like that. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $66,880. Raced Seller notes noisy gearbox, plus ammeter and tachometer are currently inoperative. Cond: 2. Sold AT $22,154. All the money for a car that looked hastily reassembled and had unknown needs. However, it would most likely be a rewarding project for the home fettler, so even if a little further expenditure is needed, this wasn't a bad deal. #27-1959 JAGUAR XK 150S 3.4 drop- head coupe. S/N T827392DN. Gray/black mohair/red leather. RHD. Odo: 71,883 miles. One of 37 right-handers built. Gently looked after and refurbished during its life rather than in period at venues such as Goodwood and Silverstone, rallied later and left unrestored. Sold at the high estimate. Find another—especially with this history. Well bought and sold. #28-1952 mG Td roadster. S/N TD9330. Cream/buff canvas/red leather. RHD. Tidy restored car converted from left-hand drive. fully restored in one go, so it has a nice original feel. Doors fit well, sits nicely on correct tall crossply tires. Cond: 1. Sold AT $105,336. Desirable and rare S spec with overdrive and matching numbers. Sold on the money, and I expect it will retail for more. Well bought. #11-1964 GoRdon-KEEBlE GK1 coupe. S/N F1004RD. White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,923 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fast, Giugiaro-styled fiberglass Brit coupe with Corvette power. One of only 99 made. Rough paint with a few dust marks, Triumph bumpers fitted—a common dodge, but still has its original taillights, which many don't. Vendor noted one window mechanism doesn't work, and steering wheel is broken. Looks 98 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Warwickshire, UK car, which it could be again without too much trouble. #55-1975 foRd EScoRT RS1800 rally car. S/N BBATPG09584. Blue & white/ black cloth. RHD. Odo: 174 miles. Very early (so early it's on a Mk1-type chassis number) Works-type RS1800 built by RS dealer Haynes of Maidstone. Sold on to South Africa and then France, when it became left-hand drive. used underhood, interior is all there aside from Triumph front seats. Cond: 3. Sold AT $26,752. Had been used by the seller (the third owner, who was also offering the rally Jeeps and Mustang project) as a daily driver. These have been steadily gaining value, with the best asking $60k, so even though it sold well over its reserve, it was still a fair value. #17-1965 mARcoS 1800GT coupe. S/N 4090. Black & red/plywood. The thinking man's racer. A “wooden wonder” with Volvo power, made into an FIA-spec circuit racer in the '90s. Tidy for a race car, with all visible confirm it's from a Lotus. Hood won't open. Straight and tidy throughout, but with small seam split to driver's seat and lots of play in steering column top bushing. Rare Dunlop mags fitted, sits a little low at front. No MOT. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $14,212. Money accepted here was less than what was originally hoped for, but it seemed fair in view of the lack of castiron provenance. Well bought and sold. #44-1971 foRd EScoRT RS1600 rally car. S/N BFATLJ92424. White/ black cloth. One of the pair of “ulti- mate Escorts” stuffed full of WRC technology and built to win the 2007 East African Safari Classic. This is the sixth-placed sister car to the event winner that fetched $181k straight from the finish line two years ago (SCM# 115978). Very clean and tidy, now with 252-hp plywood well varnished. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $36,784. In USA from new until the mid-'90s, when it went to Sweden to become a race car. In the U.K. by 2005. This price was comparable money to a race-prepped MG B, which it should be able to outrun as it's about 220 pounds lighter. Correctly bought. #48-1969 ASTon mARTin dB6 coupe. S/N DB63556R. Aquamarine Metallic/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 71,987. Matching numbers. Motor uprated to basically Vantage specs, although still not run in yet. Looks like a shiny and quick restoration, new door seals cause spare 1.8-liter engine instead of 256-hp 2-liter used on Safari, which was needed for another Historic Motorsport-run car. Cond: 2. Sold AT $117,040. Fetched the expected money and sold to a French bidder who intends to use it on enduro events; making it eligible for European historic rallies would be a non-starter. Although sold for well over the strangely low estimate of $83k-$98k, at half what it cost to build, this was a relative bargain. #60-1971 loTUS ElAn Sprint racer. doors to not shut properly. Small corrosion hole in left sill, dash good, leather lightly creased. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $93,632. Aston Martins continue to see solid valuations at auction, and this was an average but attractive DB6 at fair money. A decent deal all around. #37-1970 foRd loTUS coRTinA mk ii 2-dr sedan. S/N BA9115T17534. Red & gold/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 318 miles. The Mk II was Ford, rather than Lotus, assembled, but using the same twin-cam engine. Floors and sills good. Reshelled, and the seller can't 100 Sports Car Market S/N 7109220349E. Yellow/black vinyl. Wellprepped and tidy for racer. One deep scratch in rear fender. Claimed fresh and ready to race. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $28,424. A good value for a racer. As ever, the wise way to a good deal is to buy somebody's else's project. This was priced around the same as a concours road Recently restored to its original form and livery, and unusually still fitted with its original bodyshell and engine block. New belts, Halda Twinmaster, etc. Chassis rails hammered and sandblasted. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $150,480. Last rallied in 2007. Excellent history and original parts helped this achieve a mid-estimate valuation. Well bought and sold. #2-1975 TRiUmPh 2000 mk ii saloon. S/N ML7903DLO. Honeysuckle/brown velour. RHD. Odo: 63,192 miles. Appears well inside and out, with a few small bubbles appearing in paint. Now with retrofitted power steering, spin-on oil filter, and electronic ignition. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $1,976. Left very stock, as there's not much you can do with it, and doesn't have a 2.5 fuel injector that could be plundered for a TR5/6, but a nice old cruiser with the Mk II Stag front end. Sold well under what the owner wanted, but it was wise for him to take the money. At this end of the market, road-tax-exempt (pre-'73) cars are what the buyers want. #15-1978 foRd EScoRT RS2000 mk2 2-dr sedan. S/N GCATC010091. Red/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 69,475 miles. Tidy and straight inside and out, although now lightly

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H&H Auctions Warwickshire, UK boy-racered, with wheelarch extensions over 13x7-inch wheels, rear cage, Burton motor, big brakes, Capri struts, and more. Interior velour slightly baggy and vinyl door trims a bit wrinkly, but it's all there. Should be a hoot to drive. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $10,868. Roadgoing RS2s sell mostly on condition rather than what's been done to them, and this was both tidy and relatively restrained, appealing to both RS club types and old school Ford sideways thrashers. A cautiously good deal. #5-2008 WESTfiEld ElEVEn Sports racer. S/N 039049. Green/red leather. Odo: 89,990 miles. Westfield's Lotus Eleven tribute/ replica that launched it as a manufacturer. Spaceframe chassis like the original, with MG great designs, and the value looks right. Fair both ways. GERMAN #36-1961 PoRSchE 356B coupe. S/N 114748. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 27,703 km. Set up for rallies and some way off concours, with rear cage, odd ripple on top of right front fender, dinged front bumper, and flaws in plating around rear side windows. spec rally car in slightly used condition. Can't see motor past heavy Dural sumpshield. Very much a working weapon, so one small stress crack in rear wheelarch lip and rust in front pan are not serious problems. Cond: 3+. Sold AT $65,208. Good results history, including a class win at the 2009 Post Historic Irish Tarmac Championship. As usual with rally cars, it sold for probably less than the sum of its parts, ironically at around the right price for a good stock small-bumper road car. Midget major components and identity. This is fourth of 25 cars factory built to celebrate the company's Silver Jubilee, and still like new. Mileage is from donor car's speedometer. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $25,080. On the money, and although ineligible for historic racing, about a fifth of the price of the real thing. Compare it with a good Caterham Seven, another continuation of one of Colin Chapman's Floors and jacking points OK. Non-original engine is mechanically up to scratch. Comes with spare set of wheels fitted with M&S tires. Cond: 3. Sold AT $30,932. Cheap for a 356 in the U.K., but the owner would have accepted a little less. Small cosmetic issues didn't matter here, and a full restoration wasn't needed or viable. Likely a most useful rally car at fair money. #49-1973 PoRSchE 911 rally car. S/N 9113501620. Eng. # 93010610232. White/ black velour. RHD. Odo: 59,451 miles. Good- #20-1980 PoRSchE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N 93A0070623. Bronze/check velour. RHD. 102 Sports Car Market

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H&H Auctions Warwickshire, UK Odo: 97,558 miles. Very clean with good repaint. Wheels polished, undercarriage tidy. Psychedelic velour interior has survived well. Upgraded to LE spec in Stuttgart in 1985. Cond: 2. Sold AT $31,350. In the same ownership since '85, this sold over the estimated range, but even at that, it still looked inexpensive for a Turbo in today's U.K. market. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #4-1948 fiAT ToPolino sedan. S/N N/A. Red/check cloth. RHD. Odo: 25,961 miles. Tiny “little mouse” sedan, age indeter minate but probably a 500A (1936–48). Scruffy on the outside, with cracked and flaking paint, unmarked. Still on original tires, which you'd only keep for concours showing. Rustproofed from new, and without rot, even in the rear hatch opening, which I've never seen before. Cond: 1-. noT Sold AT $12,920. I couldn't quite work out why this wasn't snapped up, as it must be unique. A reported immediate post-sale deal at $9k almost happened, although the final offer on the block was quoted as near $13k. Even though it must have been disappointing for him, the seller got his car valued, so all he has to do is find another market or lower his expectations. AMERICAN #42-1964 foRd fAlcon futura 2-dr hard top. S/N 4H17U16568. Maroon metallic/ red vinyl. Odo: 29,153 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, but has a good interior, with velour seats in good nick and the dash and instruments intact. Nice door fit, no papers or MOT. Cond: 3-. Sold AT $6,354. It's a project, but a straightforward one, and it's small enough to manage in a one-car garage. Sold at reasonable money, so a fair deal both ways. #16-1978 AlfA RomEo AlfETTA 2000 GTV coupe. S/N 0010213. Red/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 13,008 miles. Low mileage and well kept, with body, interior, and trim Surface rust everywhere. Someone has been at the rear arches with a can opener, but four new steel fenders are included in deal. Cond: 5-. Sold AT $6,688. The seller had bought this originally as a straight-6 fastback project, and then opted for the easier route of buying a Shelby before he emigrated. Essentially you're buying the identity and a rusty tub, but more than one person was game, bringing the money to more than the minimum that would have been accepted. Well sold. #8-1966 chEVRolET coRVETTE coupe. S/N M1CH69025. Red/black leather. Odo: 73,300 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Well restored with fit and shut gaps probably better than factory. Full of new parts. Power windows with discreet modern switches. Aftermarket wheels and tires, bigblock hood fitted. Front seems to sit a little 4-sp. Straight and tidy Falcon built up into a Sprint replica, complete with insignia and 302 badges. Several dust marks in paint and interior door pulls faded, but no rot in metalwork. Add-on tach, Torq-Thrust wheels, and small wood-rim wheel fitted. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $16,720. Probably too nice and expensive to be made into a racer, although that might have been the hope of offering it at this sale. A good Saturday night special at fair money. #13-1965 foRd mUSTAnG fastback. S/N 6T09T109557. Gray primer/gray primer. Most U.K. auction houses don't carry a lot number 13, but this fit the bill perfectly. A rolling tub with all the parts it could carry, including two engines and four gearboxes, conditions unknown. Crude roll cage has been cut and rewelded, other reinforcement tubes will have to come out before it's FIA-eligible. high. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $41,800. The wheels were a turn-off, but they're easy to swap, and the color looked fine in real life. This was probably a great driver, and I'm willing to bet it was bought for a lot less than it cost to do. It had been advertised in the trade for at least six months prior with no movement, and here it looked like a great buy.♦ 104 Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Portland, OR Portland Spring Collector Car Auction As SCM Market Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson put it, “Sellers are selling #1s and buyers are buying #3s.” That's a pretty big reality gap Company Silver Auctions Date March 20, 2010 Location Portland, Oregon Auctioneer Mitch Silver Automotive lots sold / offered 38/96 Sales rate 40% Sales total $421,676 High sale 2007 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak truck, sold at $52,000 Buyer's premium A hometown auction for SCM Report and photos by Paul Duchene Market opinions in italics September 2009, but he still faced the same gap between sellers' and buyers' realities. As SCM Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson once put it, “Sellers are selling #1s and buyers are buying #3s.” That's a pretty big reality gap, and it was only bridged about 40% of the time. However, there were buys to be had in the Expo M Center. The top three bargains were lot 83, a 1969 427/390 Riverside Gold, big-block Corvette that was a giveaway at $27,810—$20k less than it sold for at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale... just two months ago. With matching numbers and a frame-off restoration, it was a gift. Right beside it, lot 82, a '68 small-block Corvette convertible with hard top in lovely Sunfire Yellow, was in similar distress, netting $21,708—again, just half the Barrett-Jackson price. At the other end of the scale, an absurd $50k reserve squelched the sale of a 1936 Nimbus motorcycle combination, which drew a realistic $11,500 bid. Two best buys stand out for different reasons. The 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix was a fully loaded coupe in a stunning rose metallic color—a very nice repaint of a good car. At $12,852, it was well bought, not so much on price, but on quality. The same could be said of a barn- 106 itch Silver landed in Portland this spring with a richer collection of cars than his last visit in find 1930 Chevrolet rumbleseat sport coupe, which brought $15,228. These cars are rarely seen, but even more rarely restored this well. In the world of replicas you should have bought—and to hell with the purists—one stands out. The Arizona-registered Porsche 550 Spyder (clone of James Dean's “Little Bastard”) made a measly $17,800, despite claims of $45k invested, an almost faultless appearance, and $9k in performance options. It completely overshadowed a very nice Porsche 356 Speedster replica with only 239 miles on it, which was perhaps unwisely unsold at $24k. If the same buyer bid on both cars, he came out miles ahead. Another relic of the barn-find department, a very scruffy 1968 Ford Galaxie fastback, might be a good long-term, low-rent project. Despite its appearance (which included a writhing nest of tiny spiders along the aerial), it positively whispered across the block for a negligible $820. A bolder seller managed $2,180 from a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, which was certainly no better. In the “one man's dream” category, several projects fell on their faces. One was an overrestored (there, I've said it) 1971 Chevrolet pickup that grounded out at $12k—surely less than half the money it took to build it. Another was the over-shiny 1974 VW Thing, which stuck in the mud at $9k—again less than half the apparent investment. And a third was the completely over-the-top, Resale Red 1964 Ford Thunderbird convertible; it probably broke its owner's heart when it ran out of gas at $25k. So pick your toys carefully, children. Make sure other people want to play with them, too. ♦ $200k $400k $600k $800k $1m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 8%, included in sold prices

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Silver Auctions Portland, OR DANISH #6-1936 nimBUS motorcycle. Eng. # 9099. Olive Drab/brown leather. Odo: 23,473 km. Unusual shaft-drive exposed valve gear 4-cylinder motorcycle made in Denmark from about 1920 to 1960. Supposedly from some museum, but military paint looked to have been applied casually with a spray gun many years ago—and on everything. No plates, no real these had easy lives, and this one was 42 years old. You'll probably be able to keep a daily diary of needed repairs, as publisher Martin can attest, and now and then you'll get close to catching up before something else breaks. The money should have been enough. GERMAN #85-1955 PoRSchE 550 Replica spyder. S/N AZ275258. Silver & black/black leather. Odo: 4,869 miles. Replica built by Vintage and apparently registered in Arizona, judging from the VIN. No top or wipers, body fit variable, faux badges on the tail for The Porsche Club, Reutter body works, and the Nurburgring. Overall very fresh and clean. Claimed $45k invested, including $6,500 paint job and $9k in speed equipment. Cond: 1-. Sold AT $17,820. With looks to identity, has not run for years. Tires flat, seats ratty. Appears to be complete. Cond: 4-. noT Sold AT $11,500. About as odd a thing to see at a Silver auction as Hemingway's leopard on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Undoubtedly rare, although the marque has a dedicated following—there's a chapter in Chicago—and spares are available in Denmark (and they even speak English). The owner had an absurd $50k reserve on this, but I'd call the high bid close to correct. In any case, go find another. ENGLISH #17-1968 lAnd RoVER 88 Series iiA utility. S/N 24416552B. White/gray vinyl. Odo: 45,826 miles. Looks to have had a long and useful life. Manitoba safety sticker explains the straight body—there's not much to hit up there. Two Jerry cans on back speak to distance between gas stations. Safari roof fitted in case the sun comes out, seats reupholstered in school bus gray vinyl. Correct underhood, generally tidy and with dull old repaint. die for and with 160 hp, it must go like James Dean's “Little Bastard.” At about 1/30th of the cost of a real 550, how can you go wrong? “Step on the gas and wipe that tear away,” as Paul McCartney said. And keep driving; it won't be much fun explaining it when you're actually stopped—that's a short conversation. If the total invested in building this car is correct, the seller was stranded way East of Eden. Good Vintage Spyders can typically bring mid-twenties money; I'd call this the buy of the auction. #46-1974 VolKSWAGEn TyPE 181 Thing convertible. S/N 1842625646. Orange/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Over-the-top restoration of a three-owner utility. 2,500 miles on rebuilt motor. New clutch, axles, brakes, top and side curtains said to cost $2,500. New rubber seals, new BF Goodrich mud tires. Described as having no rust, fitted with wooden decking on floors and AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo. Paint much too shiny, but overall glitzy effect let down by crusty original park light lenses. Cond: 2. noT Sold AT $9,000. Ah, the old problem of dream cars being one person's dream. That said, what would you get for a Jeep CJ5 done to this standard? Not what you had in it, that's for sure. But mid-range examples tend to go for about $12k, so while the seller won't likely see all his money back, he was right to hold on here. ITALIAN #16-1984 fERRARi GTS Quattrovalvole targa. 308 S/N ZEEUA13A0E0051449. White/black/black leather. Odo: 53,134 miles. Believed to be a two-owner car, records include notes of new belts and recent service. Excellent paint has been detailed within an inch of its life, some bumper marks indicate actual use. Notable wear to driver's seat bolster, recent tires. Looks to have been maintained and carefully used. Cond: 2. noT Sold AT $21,500. This was about how you'd want one of these, assuming everything checks out and you don't mind being compared to Thomas Magnum. Parts are expensive, but even so, this is about as cheap to buy and drive as Ferraris can be. These are $35k cars all day long, and this one was in a good color. The seller was wise to hang on to it. AMERICAN #15-1930 chEVRolET Rumble Seat coupe. S/N 1746500. Tan & black/brown / brown cloth. Odo: 25,013 miles. An extremely nice restoration of an uncommon car. Described as a two-owner car that was a barn find in 1986. Excellent chrome and stripes, correct interior very well executed, rumble seat seems a bit Sideways-facing back seats, galvanized bumpers. Several small puddles of oil from various leaks underneath, good tires, spare on hood. Cond: 3-. noT Sold AT $13,600. Last seen at Silver's Fort McDowell sale in January '10, where it failed to sell at $10k (SCM# 156739). How to get anywhere... very slowly, even with overdrive. Old repaint was eggshell flat, which will pass muster among LR faithful. None of 108 casually upholstered. Still feels fresh. Good tires and sidemount spares. Cond: 2+. Sold AT $15,228. An example from Chevrolet's brief moment in the sun before the advent of the Ford V8. There is a lot of wood in these bodies, and Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Portland, OR surviving examples are not common. Finding one in this condition is quite rare, and the quality of the restoration brought forth the buyers, who must be dying off about now. A little over mid-money, but still well bought. #14-1942 diAmond T 201S 1½-ton truck. S/N 2012483. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 48,650 miles. Bizarre flatbed, deliberately cute and oddly proportioned to look like a fugitive from a Thomas Kinkade painting. Built in Fresno in 1990 and very clean. Fenders, hood, and cowl seem original, the rest is pure imagination. Woodwork excellent, new tires, semi- side rails fitted in rear. No provision for wipers, doors appear homemade, roof looks chopped. Cond: 3. Sold AT $12,420. The new owner should cover the front with stars and stripes flags, find a Dixieland jazz band who can play in the back while he's moving, and start checking the calendar for parades he can attend. I can't honestly think of another use for this. Very well sold. #80-1957 chEVRolET nomAd wagon. S/N C57S241204. Light blue/white/blue & black cloth. Odo: 40,699 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Well-maintained old restoration done to a driver level. Good repaint in an Easter egg color, excellent chrome. One-piece front bumper, nice correct interior, polished TorqThrust II mags. Straight body, glass and bright- V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Very straight body with no obvious rust, new paint shows well. Fitted with 8-lug wheels, new tires, power steering, power brakes, a/c, and power windows and seats. Replated chrome, decent interior, top sound but needs to be re-dyed. Glass good, turn signal lenses cracked. Alarm system, factory vacuum gauge, locking console. All manuals and Protect-O-Plate, ratty original trunk mat. Cond: 3. Sold AT $12,852. An uncommon car in a stunning color, and could easily be nudged up a couple of levels in condition with some attention to detail. Looked to be out of long-term ownership, and was very likely special-ordered. Good thing the tires are new, as tire shops hate those eight-lug wheels. Correctly priced a little over mid-market, but well bought too. #91-1965 PlymoUTh BARRAcUdA fastback. S/N V852500225. Pale blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 13,232 miles. 273-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Another barn find, and somewhat more desirable than the Ford Galaxie offered as lot 22 but in the same shape. Paint worn off, interior has the same greasy finish as a vagrant's clothes, complete with musty smell. Dash split, steering wheel split. Good tires, fair chrome, appears complete with minor rust. “I know it peeling, rough and musty interior, mirror resting on dash where it landed when it fell off. But has no serious rust and no profound body damage. Nest of very upset baby spiders balancing on top of radio antenna, as if floodwaters were rising around them. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 4. Sold AT $810. Falls squarely in the “rare and should be” category. It came with note that said “everybody has drove this car with no problems for 8 years,” and that left me wondering if maybe somebody had grabbed the janitor's ride and ran it through the auction for a laugh. However, it positively whispered past me on its way to the block, and I think somebody did very well indeed. I hope they don't put chrome wagon wheels on it. #82-1968 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S426922. Safari Yellow/black vinyl & yellow hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 60,995 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh repaint of claimed matchingnumbers car from Oklahoma. New rally wheels and T/A radials, rosewood steering wheel. Excellent chrome, new interior, nice body fit. Too much black paint underhood, but hard top work clean and undamaged. Fitted with power disc brakes, alternator, and electric cooling fan. Engine said to be rebuilt. Cond: 3. Sold AT $29,700. Looked to have long-term ownership, and I'm sure there was a white buzz-cut belonging to it someplace in the crowd. That said, it was a nice honest old car. Considering it sold for almost the same money as the “resale red” quickie down at Silver Medford in October '09 (SCM# 152576), I'd call this very well bought. #92-1964 PonTiAc GRAnd PRiX 2-dr hard top. S/N 894543939. Sunfire Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 32,221 miles. 389-ci 110 looks rough but it's all there,” says accompanying note from seller. Cond: 4. Sold AT $2,160. Sure it's all there, but it's all worn out too. Still, at least one buyer has nothing to do with the next two years and about $10k to throw at possibly the least desirable quasi-muscle car outside of the AMC lineup. The problem will come when he realizes it's too rough to drive as it is and he has to disable it for however long it takes to finish. And all that for a bottom line of about $13k. Well sold. #22-1968 foRd GAlAXiE Xl fastback. S/N 8J55F118197. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 15,225 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. What barn find cars really look like. Paint shot with rust on trunk, missing hubcaps, trim missing off rockers and sides. Scraped right rear, chrome is a real bonus. No power steering or power brakes. Cond: 2. Sold AT $21,708. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale event in January '10, when it sold for $39,600 (SCM# 158022). Holy smoke. Since this car's last appearance, it's traveled just 20 miles, yet it sold for $17,892 less. That's $894 a mile... All I can figure is that some other financial catastrophe overcame the seller and he was burning the furniture to keep warm. In any case, this was very well bought. #83-1969 chEVRolET coRVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S715499. Riverside Gold/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 6,415 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed 1,000 miles since frame-off repaint and rebuild of a claimed matching-numbers car. Paint atypically shiny but suitably uneven. 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Silver Auctions Portland, OR Pitted trim, bumpers checked, new top. Belted Firestone tires. Cond: 2. Sold AT $27,810. Another frightful beating for this seller, who paid $48,400 for this car at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January '10 (SCM# 158021). Just 22 miles had been covered since, which works out to $935 per mile. Before B-J, this car was last seen at Mecum's Indy sale in May '08, where it sold at $35,175 (SCM# 116885). If the same buyer bought both this car and the preceding '68 Corvette, he had a terrific day. #50-1969 foRd BRonco SUV. S/N F15972. Pale blue/white/white vinyl. Odo: 79,829 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Quite original example with intact rear fenders. Older toasted but hanging on, leather seats very distressed but oddly not torn. Fitted with the usual power steering, power brakes, power seats, and power top. Fiberglass top boot, dash not split. Cobbled up exhaust, manifold leak, window rubbers perished, tires OK. Cond: 4. Sold AT $9,720. A perfect movie prop for a down-at-heel gambler with a front plate that reads “Lucky.” The minute you start spending money on this, you're following the white rabbit down the hole to Wonderland. The owner was quite grumpy it didn't bring more and was not mollified when I told her cheerfully, “Well, at least it's going away.” All the money. #56-1973 mERcURy coUGAR XR-7 convertible. S/N 3F94H539851. Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 47,725 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 1,484 made. Fitted with a/c, power steering, and power brakes. New paint, new top, original interior. Recently replaced tires, brakes, and exhaust. Very unloved '80s K-car, loaded with cheesy glitz, including plastic “Town & County” wood side panels. Clearly garaged its whole life. No noticeable wear, some chips on hood, Mark Cross leather interior near perfect. One of 501 built and sold for north of $16k new. All paperwork from day of sale. Extensive recent work includes new struts, shocks, brakes, and exhaust. Cond: 2-. Sold AT $6,588. It had to happen. Cars from the “lost generation” (1975–1990) are starting to appear. If you wanted one of these (and mercifully, most are gone), this would have been the one to buy. I'm just having a hard time getting my head around the idea of a retro kid buying a car built for his grandfather 25 years ago. Well bought if you're filling a gap in a collection—just as long as nobody sees you driving it. #93-1990 chEVRolET coRVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1GY1YZ23JX15801902. Turquoise Metallic/black leather. Odo: 49,143 miles. 350-ci 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Good color, moderate wear inside and out. Sits on very old cracked tires that might make it to the nearest tire shop. Clean underhood, but repaint in correct color, body straight and solid, chrome decent, panel fit good. Reportedly has had only two owners from new. Seats coming apart, windshield cracked, rear end rebuilt. Doesn't look like it's done a day's work in its life. Cond: 3+. noT Sold AT $10,400. These are developing a real following, unlike the jumbo successors which you can't give away. There was considerable charm in the way this had not been “improved” with fender work, bigger wheels, a roll bar, a big stereo, and a brush guard. The going rate for these is about $4k–$5k more than this, so the seller may do better later. #43-1972 cAdillAc EldoRAdo con- vertible. S/N 6L67S2Q430187. Orange/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 81,821 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A pretty straight Eldosaurus. Paint separating on hood and trunk, interior straight body, good chrome. Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake added to get at least a little performance. Accompanying flier advertises it for $26k or best offer. Cond: 2-. noT Sold AT $18,000. By this time, the Cougar had come a long way from the clever '67 Mustang twin, and it was all downhill. The numbers tell the story: Only 1,484 buyers wanted one of these asthmatic, tubby dumplings. Perhaps you could start a collection of unloved cars, or maybe ship it to Florida or Arizona where it could idle around some gated community? The money should have been more than enough here. #13-1986 chRySlER lEBARon con- vertible. S/N 1C3BC55KXGG262721. Cream & wood/white vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 61,910 miles. Two-owner very clean example of overall has a faint air of neglect. Apologetic older owner admitted he'd taken it on trade four years ago and had driven it a mere 200 miles since. Cond: 3. Sold AT $15,660. This seemed like a decent car that needed to be rescued from the orphanage into which it had been committed. Prices are finally starting to move on ZR-1s, and with only 50k miles on this one, it's got to be good for 100k more. The seller wisely lifted his $18k reserve, and the new owner should be happy with his purchase.♦ 112 Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Specials and Show Cars This big project was something of a risk, but at least it started out with a fair price and a good story Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics Alfa, or Corvette on the road? This month's collection ought to have just the head-turner for you. Condition inferred from W seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) #320417659559-1948 BEnTlEy SPEciAl “Silver Bullet” roadster. S/N B84CF. Polished aluminum/black vinyl. RHD. 13 Photos. London, UK. “One of the most attractive and radical Specials ever. Alan Padgett built in 1977 featuring a Bentley S1 4,900cc engine on triple 45DCOE Webers. R Type Continental gearbox with front disc brakes with adjustable bias. All enveloped in a superb RS Panels crafted polished aluminum body. Three owners since constructed, the last two rather ant a classic but don't want to blend in with every other vintage MG, to mid 30s dodge. Frame is modified model T. Drivetrain is missing but has had a GEO tracker rearend installed. Overall size is about 9 foot and it fits in the back of a pickup truck! So lucky winner should bring some ramps!” 29 bids, sf 117. Cond: 5. Sold AT $2,602. The most expensive American Austin roadster in the SCM database went for $33,000 at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale event in January '09 (SCM# 119074). Could this one be completed/restored for less? Not if you pay someone to do it. So although the only way to go is DIY rat rod (mouse rod?), this cool little project couldn't really have sold for much less. #280262252043-1951 chEVRolET cUSTom roadster. S/N N/A. Rust colored primer/rust colored velour. 16 Photos. Van Nuys, CA. “This is a running, driving, registered car that just needs finished. Or don't finish it, lots of people like it the way it is! Started as a 2-door styline sedan. 1950 or so Pontiac front sheetmetal... Lexan windshield. Boattail rear styling uses a Buick hood. The nose of a second Buick hood is used to roll under the rear. Jaguar 4.2 Dual Overhead Cam engine. Thousands of well known. Competition history documented in Ray Roberts book plus since then has done the 1994 Carrera Panamerica!” 0 bids, sf 154. Cond: 2-. noT Sold AT $140,000. Sold just two months earlier for $66,097 at Bonhams Sussex (SCM# 120989). EBay's international reach can add value to a well bought car found in a backwater. I get that. I don't get this. Who buys a Bentley from Bonhams and expects it to pull more on eBay? I'm not suggesting Bentleys don't sell on eBay. I am saying those that do are commodities trading at wholesale. What is wholesale for this blinding, supersized C-type wannabe? Well, technically it has to be several points below what you paid at Bonhams... #230398056698-1955 mG SPEciAl road- ster. S/N N/A. British Racing Green/gray. RHD. 18 Photos. Charleston, SC. “I purchased this car in England as a Cooper but have no provenance/ history. It came with a MGTC engine and transmission. It is very light and went like stink. I have removed the gearbox and but it comes with an unmounted MGTC engine but I do not know the condition. I feel that it was at one time used 114 as a trials car, as it has two levers on the driver side to control the brakes. This would make a great sprint racer if you have the cohones.” 17 bids, sf 190. Cond: 4-. Sold AT $7,300. With MG components and the look of a Lotus 6, this special would probably do quite well on the track. Even if it doesn't have the winning name of a real Cooper, this low price begs for a restoration regardless. With simple components and a straightforward layout, the rebuilding process could be fun to approach on a middle class budget... just as it appears to have been built in the first place. #120548090425-1940 AmERicAn AUSTin SPEciAl roadster. S/N N/A. Rust & primer. 10 Photos. Lee's Summit, MO. “Started its life as a combination of parts and was built by a man in Texas for his daughter in the late 30s early 40s and was fully driveable at one time. Body is hand formed and grill is from an early trouble free miles. Three trips to the Bonneville Salt Flats from Los Angeles alone.” 2 offers, sf 239. Cond: 4+. noT Sold AT $9,500. With the popularity of crowd-sourced web sites and now crowd-funded start-ups, I think eBay Motors should add a crowd-buying feature. I don't know how Keith would register or insure it, but it seems to me there are enough of you reading this who would pitch in $10 or $20 for the fun of owning and possibly driving a piece of this crazy awesome concoction. Too bad it didn't sell this time around, but then again it might be relisted at a lower price... #150291472837-1953 mUnTZ JET Special roadster. S/N 53M526. White. 13 Photos. Parker, CO. “Used in (or was intended for use in) competition events during the 1960s. It is equipped with a roll bar. Small lettering beneath the large ‘Muntz Stero-Pak' on the door reads ‘not associated with Muntz TV.' Ed Gardner, a well known actor of this era once owned the Sports Car Market

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car. Today the car needs a complete restoration and needs a complete floor.” 25 bids, sf 100, bf 592. Cond: 5. Sold AT $5,150. Even with an incomplete history, this interesting period race car was a screaming deal at this laughably low price. The new owner should learn more about it, restore it, and make a whole lot of money reselling it at a big-time physical auction. #270483790617-1958 PlymoUTh ToRnAdo roadster. S/N N/A. Black/red leather. 9 Photos. Atlanta, GA. “The Plymouth Tornado concept was originally painted gray and designed on the frame of a 1958 Plymouth Fury. Displayed in 1958 auto shows across the country, along with the Army's Redstone missile produced by Chrysler Corporation.” Subsequently abandoned in a Utah field for three decades. “Original Chrysler 318 cubic inch V8 completely rebuilt along with the period push- is probably more relevant, and those cars are easily seeing five times and ten times this price, respectively. Still, nobody has ever heard of this thing, and it has no period race history. Thus I see this big project as something of a risk, but at least it starts out with a fair price and a good story. #110260527998-1961 SABEl sports racer. S/N N/A. Blue, red, & white/black vinyl. 23 Photos. Palm City, FL. “It's a Devin, it's a Merlyn, it's a Scarab... No, it is the very 1st of only 38 Sabel Sports Racing Cars ever produced. This car was built (including the aluminum brakes) using parts from an early 60s 356 Porsche. It went to the nationals at Daytona Date sold: 03/23/2010 eBay auction ID: 190381555277 Seller: Ooley & Blackburn, Carmel, IN, www.ooleyblackburn.com Sale Type: Used car with 3,500 miles VIN: SCFAB05D89GE00276 Details: Onyx black/obsidian black leather; 5.9L V12, 510 hp, 6-speed manual Sale result: $199,500, 1 bid, sf 441 MSRP: $269,195 Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL, www.bentleygoldcoast.com, asking $229,995 for similar black car with 5,100 miles. button automatic. Aircraft-style steering wheel, tuck-and-roll upholstery on dash, custom-made windows.” 29 bids, sf 10. Cond: 2. Sold AT $72,601. When this sold unrestored for $25,211 almost four years ago (SCM# 42770), I called it expensive. I made this judgment in large part because the provenance was not well demonstrated, and I still feel the same way. How do you separate this high flier from all the other bad Batmobile replicas out there? Do some basic research. Putting some time and money into finding some period photos or a first hand account from a builder or a Mopar exec should pay off in a big way. #250298329728-1960 TURnER SPEciAl The “Eclectic” roadster. S/N N/A. Primer. 19 Photos. Chino Valley, AZ. “In 1954, Beau Hickory met renowned master race car builder/ driver Nato Bourgeault. Under Nato's tutelage, Hickory learned the complex techniques of aluminum body building.” The two collaborated on a pair of fenders around which this car was later created. All aluminum hand-formed body pinned onto a Turner, which was “a local car which had been smashed in a race. It has been an ongoing in 1967 where it finished 2nd in DSR. It was the only Sabel laid up by hand. It has been my DREAM to restore this car and bring it back to VIR but I am forced to change directions due to my father being diagnosed with AML Leukemia.” 26 bids, sf 345, bf 55. Cond: 5. Sold AT $16,600. Fair deal for an interesting if not well known sports racer. Too bad for the seller, as these things are tough to move for good money until they are fully sorted. #230433749757-1965 PonTiAc ViVAnT Autorama roadster. S/N N/A. Metallic blue/white vinyl. 22 Photos. Kettering, OH. “Designed and built by [Herb] Adams in conjunction with the assistance of 3 English MasterCraftsmen. The rear fins were designed to resemble Alfa Romeo “Bat Wing” Aerodynamic Coupes by Bertone. Hand-crafted aluminum body, 1958 370 cubic inch Pontiac race motor, 4 speed transmission, numerous early to mid 60s Corvette components. Shown at one of Date sold: 03/23/2010 eBay auction ID: 130374922669 Seller: Kip Sheward Motorsports, Novi, MI, www.kipshewardmotorsports.com Sale Type: Used car with 2,088 miles VIN: ZFFEW59AX80158680 Details: Fly Yellow/black leather; F1 transmission, 4.3L V8, yellow calipers and stitching, Scuderia shields, Tubi exhaust Sale result: $195,000, 1 bid, sf 213 MSRP: $260,881 Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Long Island, Plainview, NY, www.ferrarifl.com, asking $229,000 for a red/tan 2008 car with similar mileage. 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera project for Beau... fitting in a bit of work here and there.” 1300-cc MG Midget engine. 6 bids, sf 41, bf 22. Cond: 5-. Sold AT $15,000. With a one-off aluminum body, this special is probably no longer comparable to a fiberglass Turner. An Arnolt-MG roadster or an Arnolt-Bristol Bolide June 2010 the first Autorama car shows around 1966-68. Complete, only missing the carburetor and air cleaner, but it does need a complete restoration.” 19 bids, sf 42. Cond: 5. Sold AT $175,000. With 18 photos and a reasonably thorough description, the same seller could not get bidding much past $20k just three months earlier (eBay #230403714499). Key distinction: The earlier posting differs factually from the latter, likely informed by an interview with the creator. Informing potential bidders probably didn't hurt either. Seems like a fair price for a stylish and complete project that promises a nice upside because it was an Autorama car—not because it was important. ♦ 2008 Ferrari F430 Spider Online sales of contemporary cars. 2009 Aston Martin DBS Fresh Meat Date sold: 03/29/2010 eBay auction ID: 110511568492 Seller ID: rockinchaos101 Sale Type: Used car with 5,551 miles VIN: ZHWGU43T88LA06665 Details: Nero Black/black Alcantara; “loaded with all options, minus Carbon-Ceramic Brake Package” Sale result: $141,500, 13 bids, sf 9 MSRP: $246,780 Other current offering: Naples Motorsports, Naples, FL, www.naplesmotorsports.com, asking $179,995 for a similar black 2008 car with 3,300 miles. ♦ 115

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Bike Buys Daytona Bike Week Bator International Daytona 2010 Motorcycle Auction Aermacchis and Guzzis diced high on Daytona's banking, while some unique bikes failed to make reserve by Ed Milich #80A-1950 Vincent Comet (l), R90 S, and Honda VF1000R modern races, swapmeets, and auction, not to mention the Speedway's seductive 32-degree high banking. This year, my old 1980s Ducati Pantah racer felt B faster than ever, and it easily dominated its class, with a 25-second margin in both outings, the fifth year in a row that it won races at Daytona. Bike Week's vintage races are a long-standing, inter- national event drawing spectators and riders from many countries. Longtime Moto Guzzi racer Ken Nemoto of Japan, for example, returned with his posse of fellow superbike racers who make the long trek across the ocean. His associates made 1st and 2nd in the “old superbike” race. Globe-hopping vintage racer Pat Mooney clinched both Battle of the Twins Formula 1 and Sound of Thunder, on both days, on his newly acquired Buell 1125R. He also took 2nd place behind Tim Joyce in the 500 Premier as the pair battled fiercely on their Manx Nortons. Isle of Man-winning American David Roper made his usual appearance. I caught up to Roper and Tim Joyce on their 350 Aermacchis as they diced high on Daytona's imposing banking. For a brief moment I was rewarded with an amazing on-track view in the thick of it as Roper pushed back through for the win. If I only had some pocket change... Aside from the racing, the other big draw for me in Daytona was the March 6 vintage bike auction put on by Bator International. The largely Midwestern and Southeastern crowd is a little more prudent and significantly less trendy than the West Coasters I see at auctions in their home states. By contrast, the Bator auction was, as always, well attended and featured a number of unique bikes such as a Don Vesco-built 1974 road racing Yamaha TZ700 chassis / Honda CB550 motor, which, unfortunately, failed to make reserve. What do you call it anyway? A Yamda? Here are five bikes that caught my eye. 116 ike Week at Daytona is about more than loud pipes, wet T-shirt contests, and Jell-O wrestling on Main Street. Every spring for the last six years, I've been drawn to Daytona's vintage and comet. S/N RC16299. Eng # F5AB2A9722. Cond: 3+. 4,118 miles. Smiths speedo. Amal carb. Some scratches on fuel tank. Recovered seat. Cleanly prepped. Sold AT $14,300. A nicely prepped Comet single with good patina. With Vincent twins routinely fetching six figures these days, will the Comet ever become the inexpensive 190SL to the Black Shadow's 300SL? From this auction result, apparently not. Maybe the missing second engine cylinder is the deal breaker. #18-1975 BmW R90 S. S/N 4980191. Cond: 3+. 51,400 miles. Original paint, original tool kit. Minor paint damage around rear grab rail. Non-original valve covers and passenger floorboards. Sold AT $8,800. Nice, slightly above-average daily driver R90 S in the desirable Daytona Orange paint scheme. Lots of these bikes were produced, so it takes an exceptional machine to crack the five-figure mark. A good price, especially in this market. Well sold. #22-1985 honda Vf1000R. S/N SC1605FM000694. Cond: 3+. 22,519 miles. Minor damage to paint on tank, front fender, and forks. Sold AT $6,490. The VF1000R was a large leap in production superbike performance, and I'll venture to suggest that a significant number got wrapped around trees. The bodywork was fragile and exploded instantly with even tiny impacts. Thus, well-preserved examples are hard to find. This bike was nice but by no means mint, so it's interesting that it commanded such a high price. An early indication of the 1980s superbikes coming into bike collectors' sights? #69-1974 yamaha/honda TZ700A. S/N 207. Cond: 4. Built by Don Vesco and raced by David Emde. An interesting hybrid with TZ700 frame and CB550 motor. noT Sold. As one spectator pointed out, it was “the worst of both worlds,” as the early, big TZ chassis had notoriously sketchy handling, and the wimpy CB550 motor underwhelming power. Lots of nice period magnesium parts—triple clamps, wheel hubs, brake hanger. Nicely executed chassis, aluminum tank, and other bodywork modifications by noted builder Rob North and others. Oddball racer that doesn't fit any current vintage race class poses the question: “What do you do with it?” #102-1975 ducati 750 Sport. S/N 756004. Cond: 2. 10,800 km. Engine and body- work well prepped. Side badges worn. Marzocchi shocks. Dell'Orto carbs. Conti exhaust. Sold AT $22,000. This was a nice 1988 restoration at a fair price. The perfect Sunday morning vintage roadhouse blaster for any bevel-headed lady or gentleman. ♦ TZ700A creation and 750 Sport Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewal Thanks for not becoming a “Tire Recent job change forces sale of the Former Governor of Alaska's “Soccer Mom” mini-van. —Rod C. Chew, Oklahoma City, OK RUNNER-UP: Plowmouth Scaravan.—Erik Olson, Dublin, CA Upon taking over Chrysler headquarters, Fiat executives discover this Caravan/Power Wagon/ Snow Plow concept vehicle from the 1980s and realize their job might be more difficult than anticipated.—Frank Koch, Baton Rouge, LA And this is a photo of my crazy uncle Walter taken the year before stringent licensing requirements for roach coaches and mobile catering vehicles were enacted.— Jae Chong, Atlanta, GA As he pulled up with her new ride, Jon told Kate, “Now you can take the kids to school AND earn a few bucks plowing driveways.”—Michael R. Lowitt, Esq., Greenwich, CT You might be a redneck if…— Pete van Hattem, SeaTac, WA Though neighbors thought his minivan was already over-accessorized, Vance added a vinyl roof before putting it up for sale.—Ric Tiplady, Palm Springs, CA Redneck contraption, right? Then how do you explain that the sign is spelled correctly?—Kick Wheeler, New Milford, CT In case you were wonder- ing, the snow gets pretty deep around these parts.—Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Lee Iacocca's last prototype on the K-car platform.—Gary Francis, Chico, CA If all postal workers were is- sued this vehicle, the USPS could indeed live up to its well known but oft ignored slogan.—Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA Also includes factory rear- axle-drive cement mixer and dual function dog box.—David English, Sneads, FL At last, the ideal vehicle to pick up your redneck children in a snowstorm.—JP Revel, St Louis, MO No wonder Monster Mini Vans never caught on. The plow- like handling just killed 'em.— Garry Griesser, Fresno, CA This amazing levitating Dodge van was a carny favorite around the Midwest for over 20 years.—Lorrie Peterson, Brooks, GA If you have something that needs moving, we have your mover.—Chris Riley, Wilton CT Is it street legal?—Al Zim, Bedford, TX Double front chrome bumper is what sets this one apart.— doug metzker, Portland, oR For understanding what some politicians have to leave behind as they move forward with their careers, Rod Chew wins a soonto-be-collectible Official Sports Car Market cap. ♦ This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2010 Catalog” like some other auto publications.—Thomas Keller, Manitowoc, WI Been a subscriber for many years now. SCM has evolved/developed into my absolute favorite read. Great balance.—Robert Doyle, Killingworth, CT Your web site is arcane, to put it mildly—Charles Miller, Poway, CA. You're right, Charles. We agree and we're working on it. Having the Morgan of Internet sites is not something we're consciously aspiring toward.—KM Great magazine.—T. Sipple, Washington Crossing, PA Keep it up.—T. Careins, Muncie, IN Love the format, love the watches.—David Meek—Eden Prairie, MN A little too much about expensive exotic sales. Do a little bit about affordable cars.—John M Kaptur, Loves Park, IL Unimprovable!—Warren D. Blatz Jr., Culpeper, VA One of only two mags I subscribe to. National Geographic is the other.— Skip Downing, Freeland, WA. You like the exotics, eh?—KM More editorial content on owning classics like vintage Bugattis and Alfas.—Frank Allocca, Chester, NJ Like the magazine very much. Usually read cover to cover day of receipt.—D. Trenery, Seattle, WA Keep up the variety.—S. Johnson, Brookfield, WI Always the first magazine I read.— A. McEwan, Redmond, WA Double the content, especially European stuff. And more favorable comments on the Jaguar E-type Series III V12 convertible being just wonderful in all respects.—Malcolm Rushworth, Spring, TX. Best publication there is.—A. Tymkiw, Santa Barbara, CA Excellent magazine; it brightens my month.—Tim Rayner, West Sussex, U.K. Just keep SCM coming.—Guy Craig, Surprise, AZ Greatest automotive magazine ever.—B. Johnson, Central Point, OR Looking forward to many more years of SCM and Platinum.—J. Lyons, West Hartford, CT Keep up the good work.—R. Jewers, U.K. Most interesting of the many publications I receive.—P. Fraser, Huntington Station, NY Great magazine. However, too much emphasis on high-end exotics!— P. Petrillo, Doylestown, PA Thank you, Keith—you and your team have the only magazine I look forward to each month.—Michael Hurley, Ridgewood, NJ. Thanks, Michael.—KM More profiles of “cheap” cars. Cars I can afford.—R. Gilhooly, Papillion, NE Keep the faith and keep the infor- Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 118 mation coming.—B. Kolozs, AUS Would like to see more cars from 1930s and '40s, please, and fewer Corvettes. Keep up the good work.— C.G. Parker, San Diego, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin ♦ Sports Car Market

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Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: SCM Weekly March 30 (697 total votes) You find a non-running Jaguar XK 120 in a barn. How do you make the most money selling it? a) Fully restore it to concours specs: 5% b) Sympathetically restore to make it a runner: 28% c) Park it on 17-Mile Dr. in August with a For Sale sign: 25% d) Sell it on eBay as-is, where-is: 42% March 23 (678 total votes) Which car crossing the block at B-J Palm Beach do you want in your garage? a) 1995 Ferrari 348 spider (lot 368.1): 12% b) 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 428CJ fastback (lot 639.1): 30% c) 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 (lot 652): 30% d) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe (lot 356.2): 28% March 16 (579 total votes) Of the million-dollar cars sold at Amelia, which was the best buy? a) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy coupe, $1.265m at RM: 49% b) 1931 Voisn C20 Mylord Demi-Berline, $2.75m at Gooding: 11% c) 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline, $1.705m at RM: 20% d) 1961 Porsche RS61, $1.705m at Gooding: 21% March 9 (459 total votes) What will be the total sales volume from RM and Gooding at Amelia? a) $25m—twice the total from last year: 15% b) $20m—that's a lot of cars to sell: 64% c) $30m—the economy is looking up: 14% d) $40m—staying at the Ritz is conducive to car-buying: 7% (Actual total, $35m) Vote for the latest poll at www.sportscar- market.com, or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. 120

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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) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. 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 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1957 AC Bristol Ace and SCCA Vintage. $60,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe s/n 110006. Ex-Georges Grignard/Jacques Swaters. Great history. Wonderful condition throughout. Zero time rebuilt engine. $875,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction. com. 510.653.7555. (CA) German 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL #BEX404 Engine #760D Original 100D engine, factory disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, 4 speed manual transmission. Sold new in Los Angeles. Participated in many So Cal events inc. the Willow Springs Hill Climb in 1959. Complete bodyoff restoration in 2008. Exceptional throughout. Charles Crail 805.568.1934. www.charlescrail.com. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $75,000/ offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1970 Jaguar XKE Convertible Restored, matching numbers example of classic Touring style. Striking interior. Recent work and receipts. $235,000. Fantasy Junction, sales@ fantasyjunction.com; www.fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1956 Dellow English hillclimb, trials,road car--last car built, only MKVB. Huge fun! Restored, VSCCA log'd, ‘56 Motor Trend test. Call Jerry 330.759.5224 (days). 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster Factory hardtop. One owner, 5 speed, 46,500 miles and all maintenance records. In Sun Valley. Asking $12,500. Email akuresman@hotmail.com. First place JCNA concours champion class winner. One owner for 41 years. Runs/drives perfectly. Very collectible, early model. Heritage certificate. Wonderful auto for rallies and concours. Please contact Richard at 909.949.2556. 1961 Jaguar XKE 1956 MG A 1500 Roadster Lightweight style vintage racer. Built by Predator Performance. Terry's Jaguar 439 hp engine. HSR 122 Show quality ground-up restoration. Guards red, chrome 72 spoke wire wheels. Wide whites. Consis- Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $39,000/Offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Website: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) One owner Santa Barbara car with 9,170 original documented miles in virtually new condition. Includes books, tools & records. Old English White w/ tan top & tan leather. Fully equipped w/ ps, auto, air, heated seats. $22,000. Contact Charles Crail at 805.568.1934 or www.charlescrail.com. 1964 VW Beetle Convertible Authentic factory GTS with same owner since late 1970's, two owners total. Perfect condition in every way. Red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT). 1988 DeTomaso Pantera 4-sp, a/c, new paint, new Biscuit leather, totally rebuilt end to end, never rust, superb, and reasonable! Call Jerry 330.759.5224 (days). 1989 Jaguar XJ12S Convertible Black Pearl, Palomino Leather, Black Soft Top. High Quality Two Owner Vehicle Only. 72,000 Miles! Complete Service Records! Books & Tools. $12,900.00. Call Chip's Auto Sales at 203.878.1994 or email chipsautosales@sbcglobal.net 1999 Porsche Boxster All original 34K miles. Looks good, drives good. Willow green. Power steering. Hydraulics gone through. New exhaust. Good tires. Parking lot damage only. No rust. Second owner. $32,500. Call 913.236.5224 or email jack@jwisettavetter@aol.com. (KS) 1973 Jaguar XKE 2+2 18K miles, Rosso Red w/tan leather interior. Excellent condition, new clutch, starter. $10K maintenance done in December 2009. Always garaged. $72,000. Contact thierry@sagnier.com for more info. Original, unrestored with pagoda hard-top + tan convertible top. Burgundy with fresh Mercedes tan leather interior, professionally restored wood trim, 91,000 mi, always garage kept. Exceptionally nice car with strong mechanicals and original tool kit, runs perfect. Would consider microcar or Minicar as partial trade. $34,750.00 Contact: burt@fitzrich. com for more details or call 312.951.8981 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 1971 Lancia Fulvia Zagato tent show winner. Show or drive today. $28,500. Call cell 815.378.4024 or home 815.389.0197. (IL) French 1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Italian 1964 Ferrari Lusso Stunning, Platinum winning restoration. Great to drive. Fully sorted. Over $70,000 in recent engine, gearbox, front suspension work. Offers taken. Fantasy Junction, sales@fantasyjunction.com; www .fantasyjunction.com. 510.653.7555. (CA) 1990 Ferrari Testarossa 1300cc V4, 5 speed, blue with saddle interior, steel body w/ alloy hood & doors, less than 5k miles on fully rebuilt powertrain, very good condition. $21,000. Call Dave at 503.282.0677. 1973 Maserati Bora 7000 miles from new and in absolutely superb condition. Always maintained to the highest standard for a great driving experience. All hydraulics perfect. Dark blue metallic, white interior, documented service. $95,000. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. Web site: deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS Same owner since 1989, 26,000 original miles. Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Never raced or abused in any way. Always pampered and still in original and gorgeous condition. Cosmetically and mechanically mint. White, white leather. $79,500. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) American 1964 AC 289 Cobra WS6 Collector Edition. Convertible, 6 speed manual, Hurst shifter, Ram Air, Handling package, LS-1. No hits, no damage. Inspected. 18,000 miles. Well optioned and maintained. $26,000.00 Please call 204.510.3399 or email vintagecarguy@mts.net. (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) A very well documented car with one owner from new until 1999. 49,000 original miles; Mechanically all original; paint and leather redone per factory original. Fully serviced, fully sorted. A great car for show or touring. Comes with original top and side curtains. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe Race 1993 Camaro Race Car White port hole top, fender skirts. One owner. 90,000 miles. Very nice. Call Jerry Sharp at 503.708.7206. 2002 Pontiac Trans Am Fully sorted, excellent cond. Track ready today - needs nothing! SCCA + NASA CMC Log Books. Includes all receipts for work, maint. ect. Simply a nice reliable car - safe, fast and fun. $6,350 . 805.466.1015 or automojo@hughes.net. Series 3800 1-Ton Panel, Beautiful Frame off Restoration, Rare Deluxe Trim. $47,500.00 obo. Please call for more information and pictures 208.755.3334. 1965 Cobra by Unique Motorcars Original 60's Race Car - Not a re-creation! Fresh Big Block V-8 Ford, 3-speed, fuel cell, full cage, etc. Vintage Road Race opportunities for these crowd pleasers have proliferated. The highly desirable (one year only) 1961 Starliner hardtop is one of the most beautiful American Stockcars of all time. $12,900 obo 805.466.1015 or automojo@hughes. net. A true concours quality recreation with mind blowing, pavement ripping performance. A really spectacular car with all fiberglass coachwork, true show quality paint; 500 hp V8, Ford top loader, Jaguar independent rear suspension. Super low miles. Will sell for a fraction of cost new. Please call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 Web site: deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1942 Ford Super Deluxe Woodie Wagon 100 point Frame-up restoration Fresh rebuild on Offenhauser Engine (15min time on motor) shown at the Desert Classic Concours Feb 26 2010 scoring 100 points. History running in midwest and east coast. May be the best restored Kurtis in the world Best Offer or Trade. Call Mark at 415.987.1942 or email captainmarco@cs.com. 1968 Schieder Built Sprint Car Rare model with superb original wood. Mint condition throughout. Great history. All options including Columbia rear end, original radio, heater. Show quality but fully sorted for real driving. Call for details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd., 203.852.1670, www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1957 Ford Thunderbird Classic design, Hilborn injection, vertex mag halibrand quick change. Dirt and asphalt wheels and tires. Seven races on 351 Ford engine. Beautiful condition. Dual tanden enclosed trailer. $33,500. Fax 714.630.5944 or email dcdaytona@hotmail. com. (CA) Red with power steering, brakes, windows and seat. 124 Sports Car Market 1946 Kurtis Offy Midget #046 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner Hardtop Coupe

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-le fur. 33.1.4299202, 33.1.42292021. Maison de vente aux enchères, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial .com. (FR) Beach Concours d'Elegance in August and record-setting Scottsdale Auction in January. www.goodingco.com. (CA) h&h classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh .co.uk. (UK) The Worldwide Group. mecum collector car AuctionBarrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www .barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson collector car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. Auctions: Kissimmee, Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Des Moines, Columbus and Chicago. “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Network's HD Theater. www.Mecum.com 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www .mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions inc. Keith mccormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www .classic-carauction.com. (CA) 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (TX) Tom mack classics. 888.Tom. mAcK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Jon norman's Alfa Parts. Rm Auctions, inc.. 800.211.4371, 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele collector Aucarlisle collector car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) 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. tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. (AZ) www.russoandsteele .com. (AZ) Santiago collector car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Gooding & company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble 126 Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, 2shores international. 920-945- 0450, 920-945-0450. International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take ad- Sports Car Market legendary motorcar company. 905.875.4700, North America's premier muscle car center, specializing in restoring and trading the finest collector cars. We are home of “Dream Car Garage”. We are a professional, discreet, and fair buyer for your quality Collector car. Look us up at: www .legendarymotorcar.com. Shelby American Automotobile club. 860.364.0449, 860.364.0769. PO 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) Appraisals 510.524.3636, 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 510.525.9435. (CA) insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. california dream cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net. (CA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100, Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com toll free: at 800.872.7772 www .usappraisal.com. (VA) West coast Auto Appraisals. motoring investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Buy/Sell/General

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vantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! www.2-shoresclassics.com. (WI) English Ac owner's club limited. Woodies USA. 480.694.7929, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.woodiesusa.com. (AZ) Brighton motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale Arizona is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state of the art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Classic Car Transport motor Auto Express, inc.. 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Collector Car Insurance AUToSPoRT dESiGnS, inc.. chubb collector car insurance. classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice 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) 1 (866) cAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www .chubbcollectorcar.com. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) motoring investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Aston martin of new England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.carobu.com. motoring investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, legendary motorcar company. 905.875.4700, We buy, sell and trade some of the worlds finest & rarest collector cars. Over 55,000 sq. ft., 25 years in business. We are discreet buyers of individual cars or entire collections. Over 100 cars in our showroom, specializing in great restored cars and exceptional originals. Look us up at: www.legendarymotorcar.com. With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy .com. (PA) 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags .com. (AZ) 310.274.9809. I 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. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, VeloKevin Kay Restorations. heacock classic. 800.678.5173, We Paul Russell and company. 978.768.6092, 978.768.3525. Since 1978, offering restoration and sales of classic European sports and touring models from pre-war through 1960s. Successfully brokering Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, BMW, Alfa Romeo. Guidance given with emphasis on building long-term relationships. Sales Manager Alex Finigan: Alex@ paulrussell.com www.paulrussell.com. (MA) understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. www.heacockclassic .com. (FL) motor Sport Personal Accident coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. June 2010 lotus motorcars of long island. 631.425.1555, Factory authorized Lotus dealer. All models welcome, regardless of age. All services as well as our current inventory of new & pre-owned automobiles for sale can be seen at www .autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. www.velocespace.com. Garage/Tools Baldhead cabinet company. 877.966.2253, Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets suitable for shop and residential garage applications. SS and custom colors available. Many modules to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www .baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) 127

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. German Inspections our cars working as well as they look. For more pictures and information of our work, look us up. www.legendarymotorcar.com. (ON) Automobile inspections llc.. classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice 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) 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. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Parts and Accessories Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) Sports and Competition morris and Welford. 714.434.8562/203.222.3862, We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/United Kingdom) Rm Auctions, inc.. 800.211.4371, Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The mercedes-Benz classic center. 1-866-mB-clASSic, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www .mbclassiccenter.com/. (CA) ultimate online store for automotive accessories and car care products. www .griotsgarage.com. (WA) WeatherTech® Automotive Accesmotoring investments. 619-238- 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. Import/Export sories . 800-441-8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General ReincARnation Auto. 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www.reincarnationauto.com. 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, Velodoc's Jags. 480.951.0777, cosdel. (415) 777-2000, (415) 543- 5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel .com. (CA) 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags .com. (AZ) ceSpace (408) 441-7788 “Specializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com for more information. muscle car 1000. 949.838.7076, October, 2010. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch Condition Trumps All “Metallurgy unknown” Locomobile mascot shocks eBayers at an astonishing $4,652, against a previous best of $2,805 Thought Carl's In April's “eWatch” I reported on a Locomobile mascot patterned after the 1908 Vanderbilt Trophy won with George Robinson behind the wheel, which sold on eBay in December for $2,550. Well, another sold in January for $2,805 after ten bids, so nothing unusual. In March, a third one sold, but after ten bids it went for only $1,225; however, it was abused, and if anything the buyer overpaid. In late March, a fourth surfaced, with the seller stating it was sterling silver, although it was clearly silver plate. It sold for an astonishing $4,652 after 15 bids, but the seller gave himself some wiggle room by adding “metallurgy was unknown.” After overpaying by two grand, I hope the buyer knows his onions. EBAy #230441190234—PAiR of UnUSEd EBAy #270527445259— BoSicA WhiTE mETAl 1:43 modEl of AlfA RomEo 1750. Number of Bids: Buy-It-Now. Sold AT: $435. Date Sold: 2/8/2010. This was sealed pouches of the parts, along with the instruction to assemble the model. It included the plinth for displaying the finished 1750. No mention of the box or if the instructions were in Italian. Seller also offered a finished model for $1,650; no takers. Looked complicated, so not for your ten-year old. 1947 cAlifoRniA licEnSE PlATES. Number of Bids: 27. Sold AT: $711.01. Date Sold: 3/4/2010. These unused plates were still in the original wrapper with paper between them. They were DMV clear, which means they were never registered and today may be used on a 1947 collector car and, with the tabs, on 1948–50 cars. California is more particular than most states on vintage plates, so a premium will often be paid—as was the case here—for usable ones in good condition. EBAy #130370235232—1930S PAcKARd PoRcElAin And nEon dEAlER SiGn. Number of Bids: 26. Sold AT: $18,000. Date Sold: 3/7/2010. The seller stated he took this sign out of its original crate in 1978. It was made by the Walker Sign Co. and was delivered to the Packard Proving Grounds but was never used. It measured 3ʹ x 5ʹ and was in magnificent condition. Colors were stated to be bright and vibrant. Expensive, but condition trumps all, so worth every penny. EBAy #150416580422— BAy #150418070593—SmilE oRAnGE SodA licEnSE PlATE AchmEnT. Number of Bids: 16. Sold AT: $97.99. Date Sold: 3/4/2010. The ge Smile Syrup Company was founded in St. Louis in 1929 and produced Buster Cola, Cheer Up, and Smile Orange Soda. They met their demise around 1959. This cute little license plate attachment dates to the late 1940s or so, when they were a common piece. License plate attachments advertising early soda products get interest from multiple groups and often get goofy. This one, however, was most reasonable. EBAy #270526455706—1931 AUTomoBilE clUB of AmERicA BAdG Number of Bids: Buy-It-Now. Sold AT: $1,750. Date Sold: 2/20/2010. The Automobile Club of America was founded in New York in the late 1800s and was instrumental in the founding of AAA. The ACA never branched outside New York, but their signs, hood ornaments, and badges are very collectible. With each year's renewal the brass plaque was updated. This is the going rate for these, so all should be pleased. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $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, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 130 1941–42, 1946–48 lincoln conTinEnTAl V12 hood oRnAmEnT. Number of Bids: 22. Sold AT: $265.55. Date Sold: 2/28/2010. This beautifully restored Lincoln gold ball and chrome spear hood ornament missed the mark with the seller's description. It was used on 1940– 41 Lincolns, and again in 1948. In 1942, they used a ball and single vertical wing, and in 1946–47 a ball and two wings. This received a lot of attention with 22 bids, so I sure hope it isn't put onto the wrong Lincoln; the judges will notice. Well bought. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market EBAy #2505884446513— fiSK WhiTE TiRE clEAnER Tin. Number of Bids: 3. Sold AT: $42.58. Date Sold: 2/25/2010. Ever wonder how they cleaned white tires back in the old days? This is the first product tin I have seen for cleaning them and I have to wonder if it really worked. Doubt the stuff is any good now, but the tin was in very nice condition. Cute display piece.