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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! June 2013 . Volume 25 . Number 6 FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim 54 What You Need to Know ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Gary Anderson 56 200 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 72 82 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta $1,237,500 / RM Buyer scores a deal with impressive racer ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 58 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC Roadster $137,500 / Gooding These leaping cats shine on high-roller rallies GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 60 One Auction, Two Porsches 104 112 1967 Fiat Dino Spider $99,000 / RM Auctions A nearly $100k duel for a Dino is no surprise AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 64 1969 911S 2.0 1973 911S 2.4 $143,000 / Gooding $198,000 / Gooding The ’69 is rarer; why didn’t it bring more? RACE by Thor Thorson 68 114 92 GOODING Amelia Island, FL: Ferraris, Bentleys and über-rare blue-chips total $28m with a 97% sales rate — Donald Osborne RM AUCTIONS Amelia Island, FL: At $4.5m, a supercharged 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible commands the biggest price of Amelia Island’s $55m total — Carl Bomstead AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL: An $880k Gullwing eclipses a $534k Cobra for high-sale honors at this $17.4m sale — Robert Malke BONHAMS Oxford, U.K.: A replica Ferrari 250 GT and a replica BMW 328 make a combined $550k at this low-key event. The average sold price is $40k at the $1.7m sale — Paul Hardiman RISING SUN Recent sales of Japanese collector cars — Chad Tyson ROUNDUP Highlights from McCormick Palm Springs, Mecum Boynton Beach and H&H Buxton — Jack Tockston, Adam Blumenthal, Paul Hardiman 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible $4,510,000 / RM Auctions Expensive in 1935, expensive now 8 2000 Porsche 911 GT3 R $121,000 / RM Auctions Its giggle-per-dollar value is unmatched Cover photo: 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta “Tuboscocca”; Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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36 Collecting Thoughts COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears Take another, longer look before you fall in love and write a big check Keith Martin 34 Affordable Classic All air-cooled Beetles have a charm about them, and they are welcome just about anywhere you take them B. Mitchell Carlson 36 Collecting Thoughts A meeting of the minds as serious collectors ponder the future of the hobby at Miles Collier’s Connoisseurship Symposium Michael Pierce 40 Legal Files Mattison realized that GM wanted to destroy all the Pontiac production records John Draneas 42 Simon Says One of the greatest rewards of a love affair with classic cars, to me at least, is in researching their history and tracking down previous owners or drivers Simon Kidston 66 The Cumberford Perspective 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible coupe — one of the least attractive two-seat bodies mounted on a superb Jazz Age platform Robert Cumberford 146 eWatch It’s not good to see “Duesenburg” on a neon sign for Duesenberg automobiles Carl Bomstead FEATURES 46 2013 Amelia Island Concours: Coloring outside the lines delights the crowd at this storied event 48 2013 Boca Raton Concours: Fewer — but better — cars burnish the growing reputation of this up-and-coming weekend in Florida 50 Peter Mullin Interview at Rétromobile: Falling in love with the Citroën DS DEPARTMENTS 38 25 Years of SCM: A timeline for our Silver Anniversary 16 Auction Calendar 16 Crossing the Block 20 The Inside Line: Bloomington Gold, Portland Historic Races and Greenwich Concours 22 Contributors: Get to know our writers 24 You Write: A lesson on why good collector-car insurance is your best friend, plus some Volvo P1800 history 26 Display Advertisers Index 28 Time Pieces: Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer 28 Neat Stuff: The engine as music machine; Titanium Glaze for those compound curves 30 In Miniature: Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole 30 Book Review: Porsche 917-021: The Fabulous Story 96 Fresh Meat: 2012 Porsche Panamera, 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 coupe, 2013 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham 102 Glovebox Notes: 2013 Scion FR-S coupe 134 Mystery Photo: “Once a tank commander, always a tank commander” 134 Comments with Your Renewal: “It’s your fault! You have coaxed me over to the dark side!” 136 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 140 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 10 Sports Car Market Courtesy of The Revs Institute

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Dodging the Bullet on a 356 “I do really like the car, and $45k seems almost right” So how was it? — K.M. Well, I guess disappointment is part of this game. At least I can be proud of myself for following my “only my own eyes” rule of thumb. A long drive in mixed conditions revealed a good running and handling car. Only concern was a minor one, in that there was a bit of surging during acceleration from cruising speed. Old gas? Gummy carb? Gunk in fuel filter? Carb adjustment? Could be anything like that, but didn’t seem to be a major deal. Then we put it up on a lift in a local service station. Oy. All was sound and tight, but plenty of welding and patching was noted. One longitudinal replaced without a jack point. No active rust, but hey, this is New England, and who knows where it might be lurking behind those welded areas? Down on the ground in good light, I found plenty of evidence — mostly the kind that’s hardly noticeable on casual inspection — of the kind of bodywork that was probably acceptable 25 years ago when these were just cool used cars, but certainly not today, especially on a car in this price range. Chrome wheels with painted rims and rust pits. Small bubbles A color change turned out to be the least of the problems D ear Keith: Now that I’ve purchased the SCM Volvo 1800ES and it’s on the way to my garage, I’d like to ask your opinion on a 356C sunroof coupe that’s been offered to me. I’ve taken a quick look at it, and it appears to be a really nice older restoration, holding up well. There are several relatively minor issues with the body, none of which seem to be rust-related. The engine number matches the COA, and regular and good- quality maintenance has been performed during the current owner’s 21-year stewardship. My major concern is that both the body and interior colors were changed when it was restored (Irish Green/tan changed to silver/ black). That was done back before that stuff mattered much. What is your feeling about how much the color changes affect the car’s value? I’m normally an originality nut, but this car is so attractive! Thanks. — John Darack, Wayland, MA, SCMer since 1996 John, here’s what you have to ask yourself — what degree of imper- fection can you stand? To change the color back on the 356 would mean cosmetically re- storing the car; there are no two ways about it. And that would cost at least $20,000 if you were lucky — and show me the last person you met who says he was “lucky” with his restoration, and the car, once it was stripped, was much better than he expected. If you like the look of the car, and the color change was a good one, I’d leave it as it is. The car’s value will be in the overall quality, especially the panel fit. You haven’t mentioned price, but an original-color car is probably worth a tad more than a changed car — although silver is an attractive color. If it were me, I would just drive the car as it is and enjoy it. — K.M. Thanks, Dad. Your advice is sound and it feels right. I’m probably being a bit too futzynutzy and edging on some portfolioitis in ways that happen on the verge of writing another sizable check. I do really like the car; it’s local and I can touch and feel it; the price seems almost right at $45k. Sunday, I’m going back for a second look at the Porsche. I’ll give it a good belly feel on a garage lift and a long test drive. Who’s kidding who here? I’ll be shocked if I don’t leave a deposit. — J.D. 14 under the paint at the base of one C-pillar. Really pretty interior, but close inspection showed the material to be “not quite right.” A weak magnet did not reveal significant body filler, but edges of a door skin showed globs of something painted over. Sanding marks in concealed areas (door edge surfaces, the lip around the trunk lid opening, others). Too many spot welds around the engine bay opening, several other relatively minor blems that made me step back and wonder how I’d feel about the car if I wrote a fat check and saw all that stuff in my own garage. I’m convinced that the seller had no idea of the meaning of most of this stuff. He bought it right after it was restored all those years ago and has treated it lovingly ever since. He confided that he has never sold a car — other than trading in moderns — and had no idea what to expect. He took all today’s uncomfortable findings pretty much in stride, with one “Oh, my gosh” after another, and thanked me for helping him learn about his car. He and his wife are lovely people, and I hope they’ll just decide to hang on to this car and continue to enjoy it. As for me, it’s a good thing that I enjoy the thrill of the hunt! — J.D. John — What a good decision you have made. And one that vali- dates either looking at a car yourself or having someone you trust look at it — and look at it thoroughly. You’ve gone from wondering if you should change the colors on a “nice older restoration” to finding out that what you were looking at would need a total redo to meet current market standards. You make an astute observation that today’s notion of a “restora- tion” is wildly different than it was 25 years ago. Back then, 356s and Giuliettas and Jaguars were just tired, used cars that could be bought cheap, and we looked for the easiest way to get them back on the road. No one worried about original colors, or patch panels. In fact, in many cases you couldn’t get floor or trunk replacement panels then, so welding in some steel was the only way to go. Especially on a car that was only worth $10,000. Given what is acceptable to collectors today, your $45k 356C sun- roof coupe would easily be a $100k sunroof coupe before you were finished, and I believe you would fall out of love with the car as your bills started to climb — and as you looked around to see what you could have bought for, say, $60k. You’ve just dodged a bullet, John. And now you’re that much better informed when you go looking at the next one. Happy hunting, and keep me informed. — K.M. ♦ Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies 1923 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Pall Mall at Bonhams’ Greenwich Concours d’Elegance auction Lucky Vintage Truck Auction Where: Tacoma, WA When: June 2 More: www.luckyoldcar.com The early consignment list for this hard-working sale features pickups, flatbeds, dump trucks, buses, fire trucks, military trucks and tractors going back an entire century. Highlights include a 1932 Chevrolet stakebed, a 1951 Studebaker tow truck and a 1929 GMC movie prop stunt truck, painted differently on the front-right and rear-left, so it can function as two different vehicles, depending on the camera angle. Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 4—RKM Pinehurst, NC 4—WORLDWIDE Montgomery, TX 4—VANDERBRINK Sioux Falls, SD 4—SPECIALTY AUTO Brighton, CO 6—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 8—SILVER Spokane, WA 9–11—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 10–12—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 11—VANDERBRINK Murdo, SD 14–19—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 16 15—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 17—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 17–18—MIDAMERICA Newburgh, NY 18—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 18—VANDERBRINK St. Cloud, MN 24–26—B&T SPECIALTY Las Vegas, NV 25—RM Lake Como, ITA 25—BONHAMS Francorchamps, BEL 31—DRAGONE Westport, CT 31–JUNE 1— MOTOEXOTICA St. Louis, MO Bonhams — The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Where: Greenwich, CT When: June 2 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 62/90 cars sold / $5.2m A 1930 Bugatti Type 43 supercharged sports four-seater headlines Bonhams’ annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance sale. The comprehensively restored Bugatti is expected to realize more than $1m. Alongside the Bugatti will be a host of pre- and post-war Classics, such as a 1923 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Pall Mall — plus sports cars and fun summer cars, such as a Volkswagen Thing. All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. JUNE 2—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 2—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 7–9—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 9—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 10—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 15—COYS Athens, GRC 15—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 15—H&H Rockingham, U.K. 15—VANDERBRINK Clara City, MN 15—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 20–22—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 21–22—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 21–22—MIDAMERICA St. Paul, MN 21–23—ELECTRIC GARAGE Penticton, BC, CAN 28–29—MECUM Champaign, IL 29—COYS Oxfordshire, U.K. 29—VANDERBRINK Austin, MN JULY 12—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 12–13—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 13—SILVER Spokane, WA 13—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 17—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 19–20—MECUM Des Moines, IA 20—VANDERBRINK Hastings, NE 20—SILVER Missoula, MT 24—H&H Buxton, U.K. 27—CHEFFINS Cambridge, U.K. 27—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 27—RM Plymouth, MI 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. Leake — Tulsa 2013 Where: Tulsa, OK When: June 7–9 More: www.leakecarauction.com Last year: 399/646 cars sold / $8.4m Auctioneers work two simultaneous lanes of cars at Leake’s high-energy Tulsa sale. About 750 vehicles are expected to cross the block, including a 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible, a 1934 Cadillac Fleetwood 370D all-weather phaeton, a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 convertible and a 1955 DeSoto Fireflite convertible. In the ground-pounding muscle category, look for a nitrous-equipped 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a Pro Street 1966 Chevrolet Nova with 555-ci V8, a 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda convertible featured in the television series “Nash Bridges” and a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda drag car. Artcurial — Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5 Where: Paris, FRA When: June 10 More: www.artcurial.com At Artcurial’s Paris sale in Sports Car Market DCPG Photography, courtesy of Bonhams

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff H&H’s June 15 auction at Rockingham Castle will present a 1926 Rolls-Royce supercharged Phantom I Tourer November, 58 out of 73 cars sold for a $3.75m total and a $65k average price. At this cuspof-summer auction, Citroëns, Renaults and Peugeots will be available in abundance — alongside many more sports and luxury cars from around Europe. Bonhams — The Banbury Run Sale Where: Oxford, U.K. When: June 15 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 50/64 cars sold / $1.3m Bonhams’ twice-annual Oxford sale attracts a mix of mostly British cars, ranging from sub-$10k restoration projects to $100k show-winners. The June sale takes place in conjunction with the VMCC Banbury Run. Two motorcycles are the featured early headliners: a 1908 NSU 3½-hp and a 1921 Indian 7-hp Powerplus. H&H — Rockingham Castle Where: Rockingham, U.K. When: June 15 More: www.handh.co.uk Last year: 19/36 cars sold / $1.8m The annual Rolls-centric sale at Rockingham Castle takes place in association with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Rally. The ex-Douglas Fitzpatrick 1926 Rolls-Royce Supercharged Phantom I is the early headliner. Silver — Coeur d’Alene Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID When: June 15 Last year: 44/98 cars sold / $440k This sale in the picturesque town of Coeur d’Alene is known for its relaxed, classy atmosphere and quality collector cars at “drive away” prices. Expect to find an assortment of European sports cars and luxury cars, American muscle, restored pickups and some well-executed customs. Russo and Steele — Newport Beach 2013 Where: Newport Beach, CA When: June 20–22 More: www.russoandsteele.com European sports cars, American muscle, hot rods and customs will share the stage at Russo’s inaugural Newport Beach sale. Star cars include a 100% original 1953 Corvette; George Hutcheson’s Famed “Stone Age Man” Top Fuel dragster; and a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC — which is the 1966 Turin Motor Show car and is listed in the Raab Book and the 330 Register. Mecum — Bloomington Gold Where: Champaign, IL When: June 28–29 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 67/133 cars sold / 2.75m The well-established Corvette festival moves to Champaign, IL, this year, and Mecum returns as the official auction house. About 250 cars will cross the block. Early headliners include two original and unrestored 1967 cars in Rally Red with black interiors: a 327/350 coupe and a 327/300 convertible. ♦ Russo and Steele’s Newport Beach will offer an original 1953 Corvette roadster 18 A pair of 1967 Rally Red Corvettes to cross the block at Mecum Bloomington Gold Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. New ownership, new venue, same great Corvette focus — Bloomington Gold moves to Champaign, IL, this year Events ■ Rain or shine, the Oregon Region Porsche Club of America’s Northwest Passage will sweep along Washington’s North Cascades and the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway from June 20 to 23. With over 400 miles of what National Geographic Traveler calls “one of America’s grandest, most spectacular drives,” this tour will easily become a favorite of many. Even though this event was sold out at press time, you can contact Jim North to get on the waitlist at pastpresident@ oregonpca.org. Publisher Martin will be driving, along with many SCM subscribers. www.oregonpca.org (OR) ■ The Orange County Collector Car & Motorcycle Week, which includes the 31st Annual Dana Point Concours d’Elegance, is June 21–23. This event always lures great cars to this beautiful part of Southern California. This year’s event will honor the 100th anniversary of the Duesenberg, 100 years of Aston Martin, 50 years of the Porsche 911, and the 25th anniversary of the BMW M3 in the United States. Harley-Davidson will mark their 110th anniversary. Sports Car Market is one of the sponsors this year. SCM Contributing Editor Donald Osborne returns as emcee. Auto car-care guru Barry Meguiar is the Automotive Icon for 2013. The week- end starts Friday with a Historic Tour. The American Concours is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance at the St. Regis Monarch Beach starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. www.danapointconcours.org (CA) ■ For three days, the Poconos will echo with the exhaust of high-performance Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis and other European marques during the June 21–23 Le Belle Macchine d’Europa: Pocono. Events include a Concorso d’Eleganza, two days of high-speed driving at Pocono Raceway and a regional road tour. For more information, visit www.italiancarevents.com. (PA) ■ Bloomington Gold, Amer- ica’s original Corvette show, will celebrate 40 years of Corvette originality with new ownership under Guy Larsen — and a new home in Champaign, IL. Mecum’s all-Corvette Auction will also make the journey to the new home — as will the hallmark events of Gold, Survivor and Benchmark judging. Make sure to book a weekend near the University of Illinois during June 28 to June 30. Admission is $20 per day at the door or $15 if bought in advance. Three-day passes can be purchased for $40 in advance or $50 at the door. www.bloomingtongold.com (IL) ■ The 18th Annual Green- wich Concours on June 1–2 offers a very unique experience in the collector-car world — an equal celebration of European marques and American makes. June 1 is Concours Americana, and Sunday is Concours International. If that’s not enough, a fleet of former America’s Cup 12-meter yachts will be moored at the Delamar Hotel. On June 2, Bonhams will auction significant collectors’ cars and automobilia from several prominent collections. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $30 per day or $45 for both. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. www.greenwichconcours.com (CT) ■ Portland, OR, has an international reputation as a haven for Prius cars and the odd people found in each episode of “Portlandia.” All this is kicked to the curb from June 28 to June 30. That’s when more than 250 classic cars compete in the Portland Historics Vintage Weekend at Portland International Raceway — and hammer themselves into your ears, eyes and memory. For more information, visit www. portlandraceway.com. (OR) ♦ Lots to see, hear and do at the Portland Historics Vintage Weekend BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE: For a limited time, SCMers can buy back issues of the magazine dating to 2000 at our online store, at www.sportscarmarket.com/store. We also have keychains, automotive art, hats, shirts, water bottles, and, yes, subscriptions. 20 Sports Car Market

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor and Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, John Lyons Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Colin Comer (Muscle Cars), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Simon Kidston, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. 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The next weekend he bought a refrigerator — thereby establishing priorities for life. He has owned many Porsches and is a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama, where he concentrates on arcane corners of Porsche history, writes the regular “356 Collectibles” and “MarketWatch” columns for the 356 Registry Magazine, and contributes to Excellence and the Journal of the Society of Automotive Historians. Turn to p. 60 for his look at the sale of two similar — yet different — Porsche 911 S cars at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction. 22 DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Contributing Editor, 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, Hagerty’s Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online and Road & Track. He appraises and consults on collector vehicles internationally through his company Automotive Valuation Services. As is often the case, he is everywhere in this issue of SCM. On p. 58, he explores the charms and history of a 1967 Fiat Dino Spider, and on p. 50, he interviews noted collector Peter Mullin. CARL BOMSTEAD, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, spent his lawnmowing money on a 1948 Plymouth when he was 14, and since then an unknown number of unique cars have passed through his garage. He has judged at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for the past 16 years and was recently appointed as the Head Judge for the Desert Concours d’Elegance in La Quinta, CA. As usual, he is very busy in this issue of SCM, as he profiles a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible coupe on p. 64. His coverage of RM’s Amelia Island Auction is on p. 82, his story on the Amelia Island Concours is on p. 46 and you’ll find his regular column, eWatch, on p. 146. We can’t imagine an issue of SCM without him.

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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 When can we visit? To the Editor: Re “Good Insurance Is Your Car’s Best Friend” — John Draneas (May 2013 “Legal Files,” p. 36): As evidenced by the accom- panying photo of my driveway, I have a few high-performance cars. I drive all my cars and am not a car snob — they are there for myself and my friends to enjoy. A few years ago, I had a wake-up call on “sharing” the cars. I would frequently let gearhead friends drive even the exotics, as I knew that outside of driving mine, few of them would ever have the opportunity. On this particular occasion, I was allowing someone to drive the Ford GT, and I was shocked to endure a ride with him where I knew he was driving well beyond his capability — even if he apparently was ignorant of that fact. The Ford is a particularly unforgiving car, especially when equipped with the Hennessey 700-hp package — as mine is. This individual almost lost it in traffic on three occasions in the space of a few miles before I insisted that I resume driving. Even after, he seemed oblivious to the near misses. It was a lesson to me of exactly what John said in this article — you’ve had hours in the seat, and while you may not be a professional, you are almost always ahead of a rookie behind the wheel. That was the end of free drive experiences, as I already knew the rest of the insurance story — it goes on your insurance regardless. I continue to offer rides — but only with me at the wheel. By the way, I continue to enjoy the magazine. One of my best car-related investments. Always helpful insights. — Curtis Burton, via email Respray and dump the Borranis! To the Editor: Being in possession of the NA Airline coupe NA0540, we read with great interest Donald Osborne’s analysis of the recent Bonhams sale of the 1936 MG NB Magnette Airline coupe (April 2013, English Profile, 24 ...I have a few high-performance cars. I drive all my cars and am not a car snob — they are there for myself and my friends to enjoy p. 50). The Airline coupes are perhaps the most elegant of all the pre-war OHC MGs. The surviving examples of these important cars are recorded both in the MG Airline coupe Registry and in the Triple-M Register. As your article about Airline NA0848 suggests, there is a bit of a quandary over the declining price history of this particular car, starting with the buying frenzy of the Ponder Collection sale in 2007. Further understanding may be found by considering the following: There were seven N-type MG Magnette coupes built, with the car in question being the last one (by chassis number) built on an NB chassis. As with all pre-war overhead-cam MGs, the bodies were wood-framed structures with a metal skin. With nearly 80 years of use, neglect, storage, inclement weather, bugs, World War II, etc… very few surviving pre-war MGs retain usable original bodies. Major body reconstruction or replacement is often required to support a highquality restoration. The Bonhams auction description that states that “three retain original Airline bodies” seems to imply that this car has its original body. A deeper check of the history of the subject car may reveal this: Following damage in a garage fire, the car was re-bodied with a metal-tube-structured body — and not an authentic English Ash-structured one. As the Bonhams description reads, the car was then restored to its original two-tone green condition. Indeed, two-tone paint schemes in blues, greens and reds were common on the OHC pre-war MGs — and added to the subtle elegance of the cars. The subsequent repainting of this car to a distinctive red and black is likely seen as a distraction to most early MG enthusiasts, as are the Borrani wheels. During the mid-1930s, MG took great pride in clinging to the use of mechanical brakes and not changing to the unproven technology of hydraulic brakes. Retrofitted hydraulic brakes on an early MG are not a valueadded feature, as an abundant source of new parts is available to make the original mechanical brakes strong and reliable. Further understanding as to why this car did not achieve a higher price at the recent auction may be found in the venue chosen for the sale and the level of pre-sale promotion given to this important car. Many enthusiasts may not have been aware that this rare MG was coming to auction. The MG Airline coupes — and in particular the 6-cylinder N-type Airlines built on the larger chassis — are rightfully at the top of the MG hierarchy. They are elegant Deco cars, with each of the few remaining examples deserving attention and admiration of the collector-car community. As you state in your article, this sale was perhaps a “good deal for the buyer.” — Roy Crowninshield, Asheville, NC, and Tom Metcalf, Mansfield, OH Behind the scenes with the P1800 To the Editor: Because I own a Volvo P1800S with about 3,000 original miles on it, I read with interest the comments of Donald Osborne on the Volvo P1800 in the March 2013 issue of SCM (“Affordable Classic,” p. 28). While most of the article was fairly accurate, the genesis of the car was more complex than the simple scenario that Mr. Osborne suggested. When the initial concept was being explored by Volvo, Pelle Petterson was studying industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. His father, Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index Alan Taylor Company, Inc ......................... 123 American Car Collector ............................. 102 Artcurial ....................................................... 21 Aston Martin Dealer Group ......................... 23 Aston Martin of New England ................... 117 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 131 Automotive Restorations Inc. .................... 115 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 127 B & T Specialty Classic Car Auctions ......... 45 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 19 Bennett Law Office .................................... 130 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 139 Black Horse Garage ..................................... 81 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ................. 85 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 15, 17 Bonhams / UK .........................................12-13 Brookside Import Specialties ..................... 135 Canepa ........................................................ 109 Carlisle Events ........................................... 105 Cerebral Palsy of Colorado .......................... 89 Charles S. Crail .......................................... 132 Chequered Flag International ..................... 125 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 73 Cincinnati Concours Foundation ................. 63 Classic Investments .................................... 130 Classic Restoration ....................................... 87 Classic Showcase ......................................... 95 Colorado Concours ...................................... 89 Concorso Italiano ....................................... 113 Concours d’Elegance of America .............. 138 Copley Motorcars ......................................... 78 Cosdel ........................................................ 145 Dealer Accelerate ......................................... 83 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars .............. 145 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ................... 39 Driversource Houston LLC ................ 101, 117 European Collectibles ................................ 131 Exotic Classics ........................................... 145 Fantasy Junction ..........................................111 Forest Grove Concours ................................ 52 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 136 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 133 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 135 Hahn and Woodward .................................. 133 Hamann Classic Cars ................................... 97 Heacock Classic .......................................... 25 Heritage Classics .......................................... 51 Hillsborough Concours .............................. 107 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 91 Intercity Lines .............................................. 41 JC Taylor ...................................................... 93 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 136 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 137 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 139 Kevin Kay Restorations ..............................111 Kidston ........................................................... 9 L.A. Prep ...................................................... 29 Le Belle Macchine d’Italia ......................... 143 Leake Auction Company .............................. 67 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ................. 32 Louisville Concours d’Elegance ................ 127 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ..................... 49 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 143 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 99 Maserati North America ............................. 148 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ..................... 44 Mercedes Classic Center .............................. 35 Mershon’s World Of Cars ............................ 75 Mid America Motorworks ............................ 37 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ........................ 78 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 143 Motorcar Gallery ........................................ 109 P21S ........................................................... 135 Paramount Kia ........................................... 103 Park Place LTD ............................................ 33 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 119 Pebble Beach Retro Auto ............................... 6 Premier Financial Services ........................ 147 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 11 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 31 RB Collection ............................................. 121 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 71 RM Auctions .............................................. 5, 7 Road Scholars .............................................. 77 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 27 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 53 Silverstone Group Ltd. ............................... 129 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 125 Sports Car Market ........................................ 81 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations .................. 123 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T. Rutlands ................................................... 43 The Auto Collections ..................................... 4 The Masterpiece ......................................... 121 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 79 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 129 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 131 Zymol Florida ............................................ 119 26 You Write We Read Helmer Petterson, was put in charge of developing the Volvo P1800 project — and quietly asked his son to prepare a design drawing. He also asked Ghia to submit several different design drawings. When the Volvo request to Ghia was made, Pietro Frua was the chief designer at Ghia and consequently oversaw most of Ghia’s ideas for this car. He left the company before Volvo selected a design. Five designs were ultimately submitted to Volvo for consideration. Four came from Ghia. Three of the four were the designs that were overseen by Frua and one was rendered in the United States by Virgil Exner Jr., who was under contract to Ghia. The fifth drawing was penned by Pelle Petterson and slipped in amongst the Ghia drawings by his father, Helmer. Volvo management thought it was looking at five Ghia drawings. Volvo selected the Petterson drawing because it demonstrated that, other than the special body shell, the car could be made from standard Volvo components. The project was almost canceled, however, when it was discovered that Helmer’s son — not Ghia — had produced the drawing. In order to smooth this over, Helmer convinced Ghia to hire Pelle Petterson. This move got the project back on track because now Pelle’s submission was a Ghia design. As noted above, prior to Volvo selecting the final Ghia design, Frua left Ghia and started his own business. In February of 1958, after the decision to proceed on the P1800 project had been made, Volkswagen notified Ghia that if it wished to continue to be involved in the Karmann Ghia project, it had to discontinue its association with Volvo. Ghia capitulated to Volkswagen’s demand and recommended that Frua undertake the project. Frua agreed and was commissioned by Volvo to develop the final design and built three prototypes based on the Petterson drawings. Frua persuaded Pelle Petterson to leave Ghia and join him. This move, while taking advantage of Petterson’s input on the design, also eliminated many cultural clashes between Volvo and the Italian design studio because Pelle’s father remained If the price of the other 250s continues to rise, there’s no reason to believe Cab II cars won’t continue to rise as well in charge of the Volvo side of the project. Further, Helmer Petterson also made frequent trips to Italy during this period and had considerable input into the final design, which made its adoption by Volvo easier. The final car design, while enjoying input from others, was most influenced by Pelle Petterson while first at Ghia and later at Frua. The bodies were initially produced in England by Pressed Steel Company after Volkswagen also refused to allow Karmann to build the P1800 bodies for Volvo. The car was assembled by Jensen, using mostly Swedish parts with the exception of the brakes, drive shaft and overdrive mechanism, which were sourced from England. Production was slow and quality control generally poor. After the initial 6,000 cars were produced, Volvo moved production to Sweden in 1963 and continued to build the car as the Volvo P1800S. Production of the first itera- tion continued until 1968. It was then replaced by the P1800E. In 1971, the third iteration, the 1800ES, was introduced. Production ceased in 1983. The above is probably more than you wanted to know. I like the car and think its history is worthy of discussing. The actor Roger Moore, who drove a Volvo P1800 in his TV series “The Saint,” once said in an interview, “I have great affection for the Volvo P1800 … I owned one as well as used one in The Saint. It’s a beautiful car and I still drive a Volvo to this day.” — H. DeWayne Ashmead, via email Catching the Cab II fever To the Editor: While Steve Ahlgrim’s points are well informed (as always) and spot-on, a few other points are worth mentioning (May 2013, Ferrari Profile, p. 48): One, and perhaps most im- portantly, the 250 Series II Cab is the very last of the 250 open cars built. Two, its value in relation to all other 250 open cars is still quite reasonable in comparison — if not downright cheap! Comparisons between later open cars, such as 330 or 365 Spyders, are not as applicable as a direct comparison — either as a car or in value, as they’re just different animals. Other 250 open cars, such as Series 1 Cabriolets or 250 LWB Cal Spyders, are a better comparison as cars — albeit rarer in terms of numbers built. In terms of value, a Cab II is still a bargain even at these escalating prices. If a collector wants a 250 class open car, and he doesn’t have or want to spend at least $4 million to $12 million on one of the Cab II’s cousins, it’s the last and only option available below those numbers — period! I believe the current trend in rising values is recognition of all these factors and not an anomaly. If the price of the other 250s continues to rise, there’s no reason to believe Cab II cars won’t continue to rise as well. I believe 3499 was more well bought than well sold.— Mike Regalia, Regalia Concours Restorations Errata In Keith Martin’s “Shifting Gears” column in the May issue, Peter Brotman should have been referred to as “irrepressible” rather than “irascible.” SCM regrets the error. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg A Seafaring Watch for Your Wrist or Desk To celebrate 120 years of watchmaking, The Hami Company recently released a fascinating dual-purpose Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer. In one execution, the head of the watch fits into a case has lugs and a fine saddle-leather strap for wrist use. In th the watch head can be removed and fitted into a beau crafted set of gimbals that are suspended in a finely c mahogany box to emulate the famous Hamilton ma chronometers of the mid-20th century. Hamilton, founded in Lancaster, PA, in 1882, was first known for its incredibly precise and exquisite pocket watches. As the Industrial Revolution gripped the United States and drove laborers into cities and factories, the market for personal timepieces became fully developed. Hamilton became one of the top U.S. fine watchmakers. The settlement of the American West, especially with regard to the railroads and their need for accurate time keeping at all levels, allowed Hamilton to develop that market as well, which they dominated we into the 1950s. In the case of this watch, it was the launching of a w class navy that found Hamilton uniquely poised to do another market — that of the accurate, ocean-going cloc As the United State Details Production date: 2012–13 Best place to wear one: At the helm of a vintage Tollycraft cabin cruiser — with the fitted box on the chart table is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.hamiltonwatch.com Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Detailed Protection Zymöl’s Titanium Glaze offers serious protection against the dangers you’re really worried about when your pristine driver leaves the garage: Road salt and tree sap. Apply the glaze and buff lightly for a brilliant, durable luster. An eight-ounce container is $80. The Titanium Complete Kit ($296) includes the glaze, plus a lineup of Zymöl’s specially formulated cleaners and conditioners for every surface, along with the requisite brushes, applicators and wipes — all contained in a sturdy carrying case. www.zymol.com building a navy th eventually be the env modern world, Hamilto instrumental in supplyin Department with clocks and watches that were needed for accurate navigation. The clocks were of the highest quality — and are prized today. Clocks that use a balance wheel to regulate the slow unwinding of a strong spring, which allows a gear n hands in a measured and accurate d to vary slightly in accuracy dependelative position to the center of the avity. se navigational clocks were often o gimbals. The gimbals allow the o rock with the motion of a pitching ip — while keeping the balance wheel e same plane with respect to grav. Therefore, the chronometer is less one to error. The designers of this com- memorative model did a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the original chronometer dial, with its silvered finish, clear Arabic merals and blued-steel hands. The zel is knurled, which in the original nometer allowed access to the dial t the time. With this modern watch, e allows the watch to be easily rotated turn to remove and refit the body trap assembly into the box-mounted he back of the case is inset with a llow viewing of the large-scale, , 17-jewel movement. x has a lift-out section that has storap component and has two plaques, which emulate the original labeling of the World War II deck watch — and show the limited number of the special edition. Whether you plan to use the watch on the strap, place it into the gimbals for display — or decide to make it the perfect gift for that impossible-to-buy-for friend, the Hamilton Khaki Navy Pioneer is a phenomenal choice — and well worth the price of $2,945. Act quickly, as there were only 1,892 made. iPod Headers If a burbling exhaust note is music to your ears, well, the iXoost speaker dock makes that figurative sentiment a literal one. Each iXoost is hand-built to customer spec in Modena, Italy, and it all starts with an actual exhaust manifold. Choose from the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and Bugatti, then pick accent color and materials. Compatible with iPod or iPhone. Prices start at €5,000 (about $6,400). www.ixoost.it. © 28 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck Ferrari 308 GTB Quattrovalvole The first time I saw a Ferrari 308 in person was in 1975 or ’76 at Chinetti Motors in New York City. I was smitten then, and still am now — even with the “Magnum P.I.” association, which certainly helped sales. A 10-year run of the same basic design is great by any standards. Add on a few more years if you count in the 328. As with all mainstream Ferraris, models of the 308 GTB and GTS have been produced in massive amounts. The most popular scales have been 1:64, 1:43, 1:24 and 1:18. One of the best models of any type Ferrari in 1:18 scale just happens to be the 308 GTB Quattrovalvole by Kyosho. It is not a new release, but just like the real cars, supplies are still plentiful. The body shape is perfect, as are the shapes and dimensions of all the many parts that went into this model. Color choices are the obvious red or yellow; and yes, they did produce a GTS model as well. The most sought-after (and my personal favorite) Kyosho 308 model is of the original 1975 Paris Salon debut car in blue. That “Paris” car is rare, and you’ll pay a premium for one. Kyosho also produced 1976 versions of the 308 in both GTB and GTS forms, and again, colors were limited to red or yellow. This model is not really lacking anything, and it’s Model Details Production Date: 2003–07 Quantities: Approximately 3,000 each SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.kyosho.com packed with a good amount of working features, which all function perfectly: opening doors, hood, trunk, popup head lights and poseable front wheels. You will need to supply your own toothpick to pry open the doors, and to make a prop rod to hold up the rear deck lid. The paint finish is great. In fact, it is as good — or better — than on the real cars. Fit and finish of all parts is excellent. The engineers at Kyosho paid great attention to the details. The all-black interior has the correct stitching pattern on the seats, carpeting, shoulder belts, legible gauges, and all switch gear. There isn’t much to Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Porsche 917-021: The Fabulous Story By Jacques Breuer and Raymond Collignon 324 pages, $134, www.917-021.com Just as there is a thin line be- tween genius and madness, there is a nearly invisible line in the car world between passion and ego. Is the meticulous restoration and documentation because of the love of the vehicle, or is it a vehicle to demonstrate the owner’s unlimited resources? Not that that’s a bad thing, as Jerry Seinfeld’s character used to say. But it’s the first question that comes to mind when picking up Porsche 917-021, simply because it is so focused, so granular, so beautiful — and so vain. In a cosmos full of books that dedicated are to history, ownership detailing the and location of every example of a single marque, Porsche 917-021 is instead about one single chassis — from birth to its recent, glorious restoration. Along the way, it tracks this one chassis during its racing salad days, through restorations, conversion to a road car, a return to vintage racing, and finally, through the meticulous last restoration — chronicled with stunning depth and beauty by photographer Jacques Breuer. Vincent Gaye, the owner, fell in love with the 917 during a 1969 visit 30 to Spa, a love that led him to buy this car, Chassis 021, in 2007. Restoration was in order, and Gaye asked his old friend Breuer to chronicle the restoration process. Like a bathroom remodel, the simple assignment turned into a much bigger book project that entailed years of detective work and interviews that crisscrossed Europe and dug back through the decades. The result is a beautiful book, full of interesting subplots and facts, stunning photography and wellwritten history. First impressions are sometimes wrong. This is a book full of passion for the car — and sharing that passion with others — not ego. It’s a great story told well. Provenance: It’s hard to find fault with the research. It’s like asking someone where they were born and having them hand you a thick family history that goes back several hundreds of years — it’s hard to quibble. Tireless work by Collignon and Breuer shows on every page. Fit and finish: Stunning from any angle, like the 917 that inspired it, the book gets top marks in every category. The photography is superb, the printing flawless and the design elegant. Drivability: Pick a page, any page, of Porsche 917-021, and you will find a nugget of joy, whether it’s a detailed image of some part of the engine or a schematic or a vintage racing photo. It’s a spectacular homage to a spectacular race car. ♦ Sports Car Market see under the front hatch, but it is correct with a space-saver spare tire, radiator and a few other bits. I’ve saved the best for last. Raise the rear deck, and your eyes will be immediately drawn to the very accurate, beautifully detailed Quattrovalvole engine — with the complete array of wires, hoses, labels, and more. The trunk area has a most convincing simulated soft cover molded in a hangingopen position. The windows are crystal-clear, and the windshield wipers look very good — and to scale. You get a lot of bang for the buck here — and without any maintenance bills. The only thing I don’t like is the overly busy rear license plate. EBay is now the main source for these wonderful models, and prices range from about $150 to over $300. Happy hunting.

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Affordable Classic 1968–77 Volkswagen Beetle The Beetle is Crawling Back Pickling a 1977 as-delivered Beetle instead of a 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car would have brought speculators a better return on money by B. Mitchell Carlson 1974 Volkswagen Beetle Sun Bug with only 62 miles, sold for $31,900 at RM Auctions, Kensington, NH sale in 2006 T he humble Volkswagen Beetle — which is actually not its official name, but few people know what a Type 1 is — created the massive compact-car market in the United States. It took the brilliant mind of Ferdinand Porsche — and high-quality labor from a rebuilding post-war West Germany — to make a compact car a success in the United States of the late 1950s and early 1960s. By opening up the compact-car mar- ket in the U.S., VW blazed the trail for all small cars — domestic and imported. While the Chevrolet Corvair was initially all but an Americanized Beetle, the rest of the domestics weren’t. Still, the success of the Falcon, Valiant, Rambler and Lark was only possible after VW made small cars acceptable in the big-car-crazed U.S. By the early 1970s, the early Beetle became a victim of its own huge success. By 1970, the Big Three had run one full generation of compacts off U.S. assembly lines, and a second one was on the way. The Falcon gave way to the Pinto, the Corvair led to the Vega, and the Rambler became AMC and birthed the Gremlin. In addition, the Valiant had a plethora of siblings from Dodge. While the Japanese competitors were 34 Details Years produced: 1968–77 Production: 9,516,069 Current price range: $6,500–$10,000 Number built: 9,516,069 Pros: Everyone on Planet Earth knows what it is — and likely has parts for it. This car is probably well known on other planets as well Cons: Not very fuel efficient for their size, and performance is a distant concept Best place to drive one: To a New Christy Minstrels concert (yes, they are still around) A typical owner: Wears Birkenstocks, a cardigan sweater or a bow tie — but rarely all at once More: www.vvwca.com Alternatives:1970–75 Volkswagen Super Beetle sedan, 1968–73 Volkswagen Type 3 Fastback or Squareback, 1965–69 Chevrolet Corvair 500 hard top, 1957–66 Renault Dauphine sedan SCM Investment Grade: D generally viewed as quirky and cheap during the 1960s, by 1970 they were becoming formidable competitors. During all this, the Beetle just puttered along with minimal changes. While staying the same in a world of change played well in the turbulent 1960s — even among the Counterculture — the Beetle was old hat in the 1970s. The Beetle looked dated compared with everything else in the market. Farewell, old-school Beetle… Volkswagen got busy, and the result was the water- cooled, front-wheel-drive Rabbit (Golf in the rest of the world). Until the Rabbit bounded onto the scene, VW busily put out trim and decal special editions, starting in 1973 with the Sports Bug (which at least had wider radials and wheels). The Love Bug and Sun Bug editions followed in 1974. VW knew that the 1975 Rabbit would get a cool re- ception from die-hard Beetle lovers. So, the Beetle sedan stayed in production until 1977. The convertible Super Beetle was built through 1979. Today, the 1970s Bugs are quaint and updated enough to be realistically drivable; but back then they were just late-model used cars for college students and their professors. Sports Car Market

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Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Beetles were $3,500 used cars on their best day. The introduction of the New Beetle in 1998 heated up older, air-cooled Bug values, but this didn’t last. Just as the New Beetle started to fizzle in the new-car market, so did the original in the vintage-car market. The most recent incarnation of the New Beetle didn’t give the old Bugs a boost in the vintage market. 1968–77 Bug values have been flat since the 2008 economic implosion. Hello, you cool little Bug! There is a chance that 1968–77 Beetles will move up in the collector-car market — but not in day-trader fashion. Collectors want minty originals or well-restored examples. There is actually a respectable number of high-quality Beetles out in the market, as production was winding down at the same time as the dawning of the “instant-collectible” car craze. Indeed, pickling an as-delivered Beetle instead of a 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car would have brought speculators a better return on money — at least in today’s market. The special-edition Beetles don’t carry much more value compared with other 1973 1970s — especially in the Real-Beetle-versus-Super-Beetle argument — are long gone. All air-cooled Beetles have a charm about them, and they are welcome just about anywhere you take them. Remarkably, this is particularly true for the young collectors who weren’t even born when the last German Beetle was built. Beetles are one of the best entry-level collector cars. They are inexpensive and cheap to restore and maintain. Parts availability is superb. 1969 Volkswagen Beetle, a $17,250 sale this year at Bonhams Scottsdale Most of the horrid auto stick cars have been converted or 1974 Bugs, with the possible exception of a slight upwards blip for the Sport Bug. The days of traditional Bug enthusiasts turning their noses up at the cars from the to manual transmissions — or became parts for other Beetles. For those who can chew gum and shift gears at the same time, Beetles require just enough mechanical knowledge to bond owners with the car — without getting overwhelmed. Of course, this is one reason why they were successful in the first place, and continue to be a car that makes us all smile — even those who were born in 1990 and later. ♦ June 2013 35

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Collecting Thoughts Collier Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car Four-day seminar brings together enthusiasts, educators and collectors for an in-depth examination of the future of the hobby by Michael Pierce and staffers to a group of buildings near the Naples airport. The grounds are perfectly manicured, and not a branch is out of place. A perfectly tricked-out, rally-ready, old-school Mini sat near the front door. This car was just a taste of the thoughtfulness, exacting attention to detail and visual banquet found in the multistory museum that holds most of the 110 cars in the Collier Collection. After we gathered in- side, Miles Collier, a regular columnist for SCM, gave a short talk to welcome everyone. Each person was given a carryall with a prodigious full-color, spiral-bound Symposium attendees take part in the Restoration as Fiction module I magine spending four days immersed in at a private, world-class car museum — with the best minds in the collector-car world as your guides into the hobby’s subtle questions and issues. Martin. Late last year, I received an email from Publisher It said of the upcoming seventh Biennial Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car: “This is the most significant and thoughtful symposium on car collecting, period… It is held at the Collier Museum, which is not open to the public. Miles Collier has what some say is the greatest collection of Porsches in private hands, along with the Briggs Cunningham Collection and much more. If you go to just one thoughtful collector-car event in your life, it should be this symposium.” How do you not take advantage of this, especially when the Symposium was purposefully timed to precede the 2013 Amelia Island Concours by one day — and 360 road miles? A few days later, I sent in my application/deposit for the three-day, four-night program. It completely sold out shortly thereafter. A unique combination of cars and people In March, I flew from Portland, OR, to Naples, a very tidy city on the Gulf Coast of Florida. My excellent hotel accommodations, daily transportation to and from the hotel and meals were included in the seminar price. The short bus ride late Sunday afternoon to the Revs Institute/Collier Museum took 75 students, instructors, 36 did. seminar guide, other reference materials — and a copy of Fred Simeone’s book, The Stewardship of Historically Important Automobiles. It was immediately obvious this seminar was going to run like a Swiss watch. It Miles Collier has created a unique partnership with his Revs Institute of Automotive Research, Stanford University and the Stanford Revs Project. Many graduate students and professors from Stanford University participated in this four-day seminar. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, there were two morning sessions, a catered lunch and two more sessions in the afternoon. During breaks, light snacks and beverages were served — and there was plenty of time to talk with presenters and fellow attendees. In the evenings, semi-formal dinners were served at the beautiful O Collier Golf Club and the Hamil Harbor Yacht Club. It is difficult for me — as a first-tim to this high-level seminar — to find th words to describe the total experienc but it was simply outstanding an hugely informational. An all-star cast The depth of the sessions — and the knowledge of the attendees and faculty — stunned and delighted. For example, here are just some of the topics and presenters: • Restoration as Fiction, with Miles Collier • Reversible Techniques and Conservation Practices, with Malcolm Collum • Single-Seater Race Cars, with D Sports Car Market Courtesy of The Revs Institute

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Collecting Thoughts Collier Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car people joined us to present each car and answer any questions. Whether those questions were about the 1902 60-hp Mors race car or the 1975 Indianapolis 500-winning Jorgensen Eagle, they had every detail at the ready. Lunches and dinners were all noteworthy. Lunches were tastefully catered with fine food and automotive-themed Wrenchware utensils. Each day, I sat with a different group of enthusiasts, educators and collectors. The company was always engaged and had great car stories. The symposium sessions were divided among the museum’s lecture area, gallery tours, time in the 20,000-volume library/archives with Mark Patrick — and in the restoration facility, where cars were in different stages of completion. The attendees and faculty were the very top of the vintage-car world. They were The SCM brain trust — Michael Pierce (from left), Miles Collier, Simon Kidston, Keith Martin and Murray Smith • Current and Prospective Market Observations — A Global View, with Keith Martin and Simon Kidston • Foundational Japanese Collecting, with David Swig • Too Important to Use, with Fred Simeone By the way, this is NOT a complete list. There were also modules with Dario Franchitti, McKeel Hagerty and an excellent opening night talk from Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News. The staff of employees and volunteers did a re- markable job of providing assistance and information. Although unobtrusive, they seemed to be stationed everywhere throughout the Collier Museum with answers, directions and details about the collection. Special moments Scott George, curator of the Collier Collection and an absolute fountain of facts, helped me — along with Publisher Martin — spend some special time with the single-seat race-car section of the museum. Five staff SCMers at the Collier Symposium Sidney Allen Bob Ash — Faculty Bob Bailey Bill Binnie Michael Bock — Faculty Reilly Brennan (Stanford) John Breslow Bruce Canepa Lee Clark Malcolm Collum — Faculty Barry Dougherty Owen Falk (Stanford) — Faculty Dario Franchitti — Faculty Joe Freeman Tom Gale — Faculty Chris Gerdes (Stanford) — Faculty Mark Gessler Kurt Gessler Martin Gruss Phil Gumpert McKeel Hagerty — Faculty 38 Single-seat race cars were the focus of one module collectors, vintage racers, custodians, restorers, curators, publishers — and a lucky guy from Portland, OR, who took advantage of a friend’s suggestion. The cumulative knowledge, car collections and passion of everyone at this seminar boggled my mind — and expanded it as well. As we often say, “Well bought!” ♦ Parker “Linus” Hall Adrian Hamilton Lene Harbott (Stanford) Ford Heacock Roger Hoffman Bob Ingram Rory “Mom” Ingram Cam Ingram Paul Ingrassia — Faculty John Kegelman (Stanford) Najeeb Khan Simon Kidston — Faculty William Larson Fred Leydorf, Jr. Jackie Liao (Stanford) Chris MacAllister Alex MacAllister David Madeira Adam Martin Keith Martin — Faculty Nick Mason — Faculty Casey Maxon (McPherson) Bruce McCaw Craig McCaw Susan McCaw Chase McCaw Bruce Meyer Karen Miller Thomas “T.G.” Mittler Andreas Mohringer Chuck Morgan Charlie Morse Stephen Murphy Jeffrey Murray Cliff Nass (Stanford) — Faculty Charles Nearburg Doug Nye — Faculty Bruce Perrone Michael Pierce Mark Reinwald Paul Russell — Faculty Peter Sachs Raoul San Giorgi William “Bill” Scheffler Charles Schoendorf Michael Shanks (Stanford) — Faculty Fred Simeone — Faculty James Smalley Murray Smith — Faculty Ryan Snodgrass John Stafford Thomas Stegman Jeff Stegman Todd Stegman David Swig (Bonhams) — Faculty Adele Tanaka (Stanford) James Taylor Mark Thomas Morgan Thomas John “Jack” Thompson Malcolm Welford Janos Wimpffen — Faculty Christian Zugel Sports Car Market Courtesy of The Revs Institute

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Legal Files John Draneas The High Cost of Beating GM in Court PHS saved the Pontiac records but then had to fight a massive General Motors lawsuit that sought to destroy them PHS to find — and pay for — office space elsewhere. PHS was the last to leave Pontiac headquarters. Mattison arrived at the PHS office one day to find a construction chute leading out the window and into a dumpster. When he walked into the office, he was aghast to see GM personnel tossing microfilm records into the chute. He stopped them and asked them to just give the microfilms to him. Since they were just throwing them away anyway, they were happy to do so. After PHS moved into new Authentic? PHS Automotive Services records can help you find out order form for that year — and any other information about your car that happens to be available. A PHS report is a very affordable way to tell if those Tri-Power carbs originally came on your GTO — or whether the car began life as a GTO or as a LeMans. The driving force behind PHS is Jim Mattison, an enthusiast who P spent his career in the automotive industry and now spends over 40 hours per week on his little PHS “hobby.” But Jim is also a Legal File — he not only saved the Pontiac records to begin with, but had to defend against a massive General Motors lawsuit that sought to destroy them. A humble, friendly beginning PHS began in 1989 as Pontiac Historic Services. John Middlebrook had just taken over as Pontiac’s General Manager. The company wanted to get rid of all the old records, but Middlebrook didn’t want to waste them. So, he contacted Mattison to see if they could be better utilized. They entered into a written agreement whereby PHS was given all of Pontiac’s paper records except its microfilms, to which PHS was given exclusive access. PHS and Pontiac had a great relationship, with Pontiac giving PHS office space at Pontiac Headquarters, office equipment, materials, free mailing, and a modest subsidy. In return Mattison would represent the company at enthusiast events and help journalists with research material for articles. Times change The environment changed after the Pontiac-GMC merger in 1996. GM management closed the Pontiac headquarters building, forcing 40 HS Automotive Services has long been a crucial resource for Pontiac collectors. For $65, you can get a copy of the factory invoice for your Pontiac, a letter decoding the option codes, a copy of the dealer off-site office space, representatives of a small General Motors executive group that had taken charge contacted Mattison. GM insisted that everything — not just the microfilms, but also all of the Pontiac records and everything else that was in the old office — had to be given back to GM. Mattison was dumb- founded, as he realized that GM wanted all the records so they could be destroyed. The rationale was that Pontiac was the only GM division that had saved its build records. Knowing that PHS had access to extensive Pontiac records, car enthusiasts were constantly contacting other GM divisions asking for the same types of records. In many cases, the gearheads refused to take no for an answer. This had become a nuisance that could be solved only by destroying the Pontiac records, so all GM divisions would be the same. Fortunately for the vintage-car hobby, Mattison declined. A costly court battle Mattison engaged in extensive negotiations with GM, and he thought he had things worked out. Then GM abruptly filed suit against him. That launched a legal battle in June 2004 that spanned five years, start to finish. At trial, several GM executives testified to no avail. Mattison’s story was a simple one — he owned the microfilm because it was given to him when it was being tossed out with the garbage, and he owned everything else because he had a written contract that said so. After a weeklong trial, the judge ruled in Mattison’s favor, issuing an opinion that was not very friendly to GM. GM appealed. The appeals court upheld the trial court’s rulings in favor of Mattison — except on one significant claim. The appeals court ruled that GM was the sole owner of the “Pontiac” trademark, and had not granted Mattison the right to use it. That forced the Pontiac Historic Services to formally change its name to PHS. As you might imagine, the litigation was not easy for Mattison. GM raised an army of lawyers to fight the battle, and staying in the game was very difficult for Mattison. To pay for what was growing to an approximately $300,000 legal effort, he had to sell his 2,500-mile 1969 L88 Corvette, his 1969 COPO Camaro, and his almost unique 1965 Sports Car Market Marc Emerson

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Tiger Gold, Tri-Power, factor Pontiac GTO. The human story Our hobby is forever behold including Mattison, who have preserving or protecting elemen Their dedication created it never any economic upside to t its meager income could never b of reasonable compensation to a alone put a dent in the cost of de Still, at age 66, Mattison toi week. His days start at 5:15 a emails, and he then spends a full the office. After dinner, he’s bac with letters and emails until 9:30 o p.m. His wife handles the book ing, and his eldest son helps ou a variety of PHS activities. But place a $65 order for a PHS report on your Pontiac, it will be Mattison who personally assembles the materials and sends them to you. This is also the story of the company man and his course through life. Mattison started out as a co-op (part-time employee while in college) at Chevrolet Division headquarters. Upon graduation from college, he started working full time in Chevrolet’s Sales Department as a member of their COPO group. He married (and 41 years later, is still married to) one of John DeLorean’s secretaries. That violated the GM rule against married couples working together, so Mattison was transferred to the GM Assembly Division. He later went to work for an AC Delco warehouse distributor. He left to start his own AC Delco ch was how he made enough money to un PHS activities. s that the problems he and PHS had to ptomatic of the broader problems that minated in its bankruptcy. Old Guard tart the PHS battle. A small group of of them from Pontiac —had been hired art of an effort to change GM’s ways. s is still with GM today. up as part of a much larger problem that ankruptcy. Car guys no longer ran the M managers stopped caring about its cars uld have been selling any product. GM n with a strict focus on the bottom line, d everyone’s performance bonuses were emost in their minds. Throughout this all, Mattison has reto GM, although he ned pretty loyal s no relationship at all with the company today. GM is still a big part of his life story, and he still cares about its fortunes — although he readily admits it’s not really the same company. Mattison claims no pride in having won the battle, and describes it as simply standing up for what was right and what he believed in. Mattison is not bitter, and he says he is simply saddened by the whole PHS affair. He says he still has a soft spot in his heart for General Motors. But, these days, his daily driver is a Ford product. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. June 2013 41

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Unearthing the Past, One Call at a Time It’s not just cars that aren’t made like they used to be; it’s the owners too said. “After Dan Gurney’s mechanic fitted VW valve guides, it never smoked again, either...” I can’t resist inquiring before we part ways what age my new friend is, as he sounds far too young to have been buying exotic sports cars 43 years ago. “Almost 83, but I still manage 100 miles in 7½ hours on my racing bike,” he said. “By the way, I’ve got the original Naples license plates for the Ferrari in the garage if you’d like them.” Ran and handled like a locomotive Sometimes the reminiscences are rather less flattering — but just as entertaining. “How could I forget that car?” replied the original Italian owner of my Aston Martin V8 Vantage. “It had the power of a locomotive and the handling of one, too. I took it back to the dealer a week later and traded it for a Gullwing before it killed me.” When researching a Ferrari 166 Giulio Borsari — the builders, drivers and fixers of the classics are slowly leaving us T Berlinetta that a friend had owned decades previously, his recollections ranged from “beautiful inside and out, seats which looked like Ascari had sat in them” but quickly turned to “a pig to start, smoked like Krakatoa and the 5-speed ’box wasn’t he long-distance telephone line rings briefly before a friendly American voice answers 5,000 miles away in Nevada. A tentative, “May I speak to Mr. …” is met with a prompt: “This is he.” Excellent — I’ve found my man. One of the greatest rewards of a love affair with classic cars, to me at least, is in researching their history and tracking down previous owners or drivers — especially when nobody’s been there before you. Whether you’re doing it for yourself or a client, it’s almost like a treasure hunt, and when you hit pay dirt and uncover someone who can add color or fill in gaps, the satisfaction goes beyond any commercial consideration. Better still if they share your interest and you can reciprocate with information they didn’t know — perhaps revealing that a car they once cherished and assumed to be long lost is, in fact, alive and well. “Friends Reunited” might be an appropriate title. Having confirmed I’d gotten the right person, I ventured if he’d ever owned a Ferrari. “Sure, a 1967 model. A 275 GTB/4.” So far, so good, but was it the same car? “Bought it in Naples, Italy. Flew over at the suggestion of a friend who’d been looking out for one for me — it was October 1970,” he said. “We landed and met this fellow named Cosimo — never did know his surname — who was handling the sale on behalf of the original owner. He took me for an early morning test drive through the empty city streets at 100 mph between parked cars and I thought I was about to meet my maker.” Assuming he wasn’t used to speed, I interjected to ask if this was his first Ferrari. “Absolutely,” he said. “Before that I’d only raced single-seaters, work permitting.” Aha — and what sort of business was that? “Oh, I was a fighter pilot for the USAF.” You couldn’t make it up. “Luckily Cosimo was pretty handy behind the wheel, so having survived the test drive, I told my friend who was waiting to negotiate the best deal he could but buy the car... Kept it for 14 years, never missed a beat, as reliable as any Ford or Chevy,” he 42 much use because you couldn’t get into the dog-leg fifth without kneecapping yourself.” He was even less generous about his old Miura but couldn’t shed any light on rumors that it might have lingering accident damage, so I delved further into the past and tracked down the car’s second owner. “Sure, I remember it well. Lime green, looked fab, crumpet-catcher (American translation: and a real babe magnet),” he enthused. “In fact I was driving a girl home, trying to impress her after a late night out in London, when #&*@ me (English expletive) if the accelerator didn’t stick wide open. We flew off the road and demolished a brick wall right outside a convent. Mother Superior made it very clear what she thought of me and my fancy car, so altogether not a great success. Didn’t see the car or the girl again either...” It’s not just about the cars You see, it’s not just cars that aren’t made like they used to be; it’s the owners too. Sadly, the latter can’t be restored, and slowly but surely the people who designed, built, bought and drove the cars we cherish are disappearing. Get to know and learn from them while you can. Legendary mechanic Giulio Borsari, often seen alongside Fangio at Maserati, later chief F1 mechanic at Ferrari — and a familiar face in numerous 1950s–1970s racing paddock photographs — has died in Modena, aged 88. Arrivederci, Golden Hands.... ♦ Sports Car Market

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Amelia Island Recap 2013 Concours d’Elegance A Gearhead’s Florida Fantasy Amelia Island wizard Bill Warner and his crew often go outside conventional lines to delight the audience by Carl Bomstead it was complete with accumulated dirt and dust on the windows and hood. The streamlined 1974 Fascination, one of five built by the Highway Aircraft Corporation, was also surrounded by a throng. Period race cars are always an integral part of Amelia Island. This year’s featured classes included the Ford GT40 and the Corvette Sting Ray, which included six 1963 Z06s and a Grand Sport. The Race Cars of Henry Miller were presented — along with a class for the Porsche 911R, which included examples from 1964 through 1986. Full Classics were, of course, well repre- 1932 Ford Boattail Speedster, once owned by Edsel Ford T he 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island were again transformed into a car collector’s Field of Dreams on March 10, as nearly 300 amazing cars rolled into the 18th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. You could have not asked for a more delightful day, and 25,000 enthusiasts flowed onto the lush fairways. The Amelia Island Concours is actually a three-day event. There is a Car Road Tour on the preceding Friday, and a series of standing-room-only seminars were offered on the same day. GT40s, Sting Rays and Porsches SCMers Peter Brock, Ed Welburn and Tom Peters presented the 50th Anniversary of the Corvette Sting Ray, and the Porsche seminar discussed the Porsche 911 at 50. The most spirited seminar took place on Saturday, as SCMers Brian Redman, David Hobbs, John Horseman, Bob Bondurant and Dan Gurney traded barbs as they discussed the Ford GT40. Saturday morning also brought “Cars and Coffee” for car clubs — and the public was welcomed. The highlight was the presentation of the new Corvette Sting Ray straight from its introduction at the Detroit International Auto Show. The Sunday concours started with SCM’s own Donald Osborne giving his operatic rendition of the national anthem. Honorary Chairman — and SCMer — Sam Posey drove his 1967 Caldwell D7 on to the field to join the selection of other cars he had driven in anger. Included was the 1970 Lime Green Dodge Challenger he drove in the 1970 Trans-Am series. Posey was one of the youngest and fastest racers of his era, and he once said: “You can go as fast as your mind lets you.” Today, Posey is an automotive writer and accomplished artist. Details Plan ahead: The 19th Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 7–9, 2014 Where: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Amelia Island, FL Cost: Admission to the concours is $50; tickets to other events range from $25 to $300 More: www.ameliaconcours.org 46 Popular oddities Amelia Island Wizard Bill Warner and his crew always manage to field an interesting selection of cars — and often go outside the lines, to the delight of the audience. This year, the “What Were They Thinking” class drew large crowds to marvel at unique automotive oddities, including a 1949 Veritas SP-90 BMW Spohn. Now in running order — but kept in “as-purchased” condition, 1974 Fascination — what were they thinking? Sports Car Market sented, and the spectacular 1929 DuPont G Merrimac Speedster won the Pre-1930 Best in Class Award. A favorite, the stunning 1931 Chrysler CG by Waterhouse, was recognized with an Amelia Award. Margaret Dunning, who is 102, proudly displayed her 1930 Packard 740 roadster. She plans on entering it in numerous events this season. SCM was well represented, as the information booth had a constant stream of visitors and they soon ran out of complimentary magazines and other swag. In addition, Publisher Martin was busy judging. He was paired with Automobile Magazine’s Jean Jennings, and they certainly had a lot to talk about. Two big winners The Amelia Island Best in Show is always divided into two awards. This year, the Concours d’Elegance was awarded to the Nethercutt Collection’s 1936 SJN Duesenberg with coachwork by Rollston. The Concours d’Sport was awarded to the 1968 Ford GT40 that, under the Gulf banner, won six of the 11 races it entered. It was presented from the Rocky Mountain Auto Collection of Bozeman, MT. Plans are well under way for the 19th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, with Italian coachbuilder Zagato already selected as one of the featured marques. It will be hard to top this year’s event, but Warner said, “We’ll come up with something.” ♦ Carl Bomstead

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SCMers at Amelia Island Steve Adler - New Vernon, NJ 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spyder Don Ahearn - Kismet, NY 1966 Porsche 911 Paul E. Andrews Jr - Fort Worth, TX 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Lawrence Auriana Collection - Greenwich, CT 1971 Ferrari 512 M Robert and Sandra Bahre - Alton, NH 1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK Howard and Diane Banaszak - Fort Lauderdale, FL 1959 Stanguellini Formula Junior Amelia Award - Formula Junior Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum - Birmingham, AL 1974 Ducati 750 SS, 1979 Ducati 950 F1 TT Malcolm and Naomi Barksdale - San Diego, CA 1966 Lamborghini 350 John H. Barrett - Athens, GA 1955 Ferrari Europa GT Gary and Kathy Bartlett - Muncie, IN 1968 Ford GT40 Mk III Donald Bernstein - Clarks Summit, PA 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer Amelia Award - Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Bortz Auto Collection - Highland Park, IL 1955 LaSalle Roadster, 1955 LaSalle Sedan Kim and Stephen Bruno - Boca Raton, FL 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Amelia Award - Ferrari Bill and Becky Bryan - Winter Park, FL 1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro John Campion - Jacksonville, FL 1969 Lamborghini Islero, 1975 Lancia Stratos Canepa Motorsports Museum - Scotts Valley, CA 1977 Porsche 934 1/2 Cavallino Holdings LTD - Seattle, WA 1965 Ford GT40 Ele Chesney - Toms River, NJ 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Sharon and Richie Clyne - Las Vegas, NV 1909 Thomas Flyer 670 Flyabout, 1930 Duesenberg J-243 Steve and Ann Cortinovis - St. Louis, MO 1959 OSCA 372 FS Roy and Linda Crowninshield - Asheville, NC 1933 MG J2 Jaime I. Del Valle - San Juan, PRI 1985 Lamborghini 5000S Countach Jimmy Dobbs III - Palm Beach, FL 1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS Walter Eisenstark and Richard Klein - Yorktown Heights, NY 1960 Lancia Appia GTE1 Ed Foss Collection - Roanoke, IN 1965 Chevrolet Corvette June 2013 General Motors - Warren, MI 1953 Cadillac Le Mans Concept, 1959 Cadillac Cyclone Concept, 2002 Cadillac Cien Concept, 2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept, 1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept David George - Cochranville, PA 1961 Lotus Formula Junior Peter and Jennifer Gleeson - Seattle, WA 1979 BMW M1 Procar James M. Glickenhaus - New York, NY 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV Victor Gomez - San Juan, PRI 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Mike and Jane Green - Houston, TX 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Robert E. Griffin - Belvedere, CA 1955 Austin-Healey 100S Jim Grundy - Horsham, PA 1909 Pierce-Arrow 36 UU Tom and Marilyn Hamilton - East Rochester, NY 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D Darla J. Hancher - Harmony, PA 1929 Packard 633 Phaeton Mark and Kim Hyman - St. Louis, MO 1909 Pierce-Arrow UU 36HP Runabout Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum - Indianapolis, IN 1927 Miller Race Car, 1965 Ferrari 250 LM Race Car Richard Kocka - Redding, CT 1958 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Berlinetta Dick Koenig - Cherry Hills Village, CO 1957 Porsche GT Speedster Dennis Kranz Collection - Portland, OR 1974 Porsche IROC RSR Amelia Award - Porsche 911 Racing John and Cindy Kristoff - North Canton, OH 1957 Fiat-Abarth 750GT Corsa The Kurtz Brothers - Ridgefield, CT 1966 Porsche Carrera 6 Richard D. Lisman - Southampton, NY 1929 OM 665 SSMM Factory Team Car Lawrence and Ellen Macks - Owings Mills, MD 1940 Buick 81C Malloy Foundation - Tom and Sharon Malloy - Corona, CA 1934 Miller Burd Piston Special, 1935 Miller-Ford 2-Man Indy Car, 1935 Miller-Ford NOVI Winfield V8 Sam and Emily Mann - Englewood, NJ 1926 Miller 91 Locomobile Junior 8, 1929 du Pont G J.W. “Bill” Marriott Jr - Washington, DC 1966 Ford GT40 J.W. “John” Marriott III - Potomac, MD 1966 Lamborghini Miura P-400 Kelly Marsh - New Albany, OH 1981 BMW M1 Amelia Award – BMW M1 Chris and Tammy Marsico - Englewood, CO 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Bruce and Jolene McCaw - Bellevue, WA 1908 Benz Prinz Heinrich Bob and Diane McConnell - Urbana, OH 1933 Miller “The Red Lion” Amelia Award - Cars of Harry Miller Peter McCoy - Beverly Hills, CA 1958 Ferrari Tour de France Peter and Joanne McManus - Thornton, PA 1929 Riley Brooklands Dana and Patti Mecum - Walworth, WI 1931 Miller V16 Racer, 1935 Miller-Ford V8 Special Gerry and Kiki Mehner - Annandale, NJ 1935 Auburn 851 SC Convertible Sedan Don and Diane Meluzio - York, PA 1963 Porsche 901 Prototype Bruce Meyer - Beverly Hills, CA 1979 Porsche 935 K-3 Wellington and Janet Morton - St. Johns, FL 1927 Rolls-Royce Convertible Sedan John and Heather Mozart - Palo Alto, CA 1952 Cadillac Convertible Coupe Don and Carol Murray - Laguna Beach, CA 1964 Porsche 901 Robert M. Newman Jr - New York, NY 1974 Porsche 911 RSR Robert M. Pass - St. Louis, MO 1913 Peerless Model 48-Six Roadster Bill and Linda Pope - Paradise Valley, AZ 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Galibier, 1965 Lamborghini 3500 GT Zagato Sam Posey - Sharon, CT 1967 Caldwell D7 Malcolm Pray - Greenwich, CT 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman The Revs Institute - The Collier Collection - Naples, FL 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, 1966 Ford GT40 David Ritter - St. Petersburg, FL 1969 Lola T70 MK3B Amelia Award - Race Cars (1965–75) Don Rose - Salem, MA 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type The Frank Rubino Collection - Pinecrest, FL 1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Hugh Ruthven II - Barrington, IL 1959 Bandini Formula Junior Ruggero and Carla Santilli - Palm Harbor, FL 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Bill Scheffler and Ann Sheffer - Westport, CT 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS Amelia Award - Sports and GT Cars (1963–74) Leo and Lisa Schigiel - Miami Beach, FL 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Ed and Judy Schoenthaler - Naples, FL 1930 Auburn 125 Cabriolet Michael Schudroff - Greenwich, CT 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Rondine Michael Schwartz - New York, NY 1976 Lamborghini LP400 Countach Jim and Patti Shacklett - Philadelphia, PA 1932 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich Elad Shraga - Savyon, ISR 1955 Fiat Abarth Boano Spyder Orin and Stephanie Smith - Vero Beach, FL 1936 Lancia Astura, 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Stafford Family - Tifton, GA 1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Len Star - Hudson, OH 1933 MG K2 Amelia Award - Sports Cars (Pre-War) Ken Swanstrom - Doylestown, PA 1962 Facel Vega Facel II James W. Taylor - Gloversville, NY 1962 Aston Martin DB4 John Tembeck Jr - Rye, NY 1954 Bentley R-type Continental Fastback by Franay Mitchell and Nadine Terk - Jacksonville, FL 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet Archie and Maggie Urciuoli - Casey Key, FL 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Bruce Vanyo - Los Angeles, CA 1953 Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe Billy Weaver and Alexander Weaver - Greenville, SC 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Charles Wegner - West Chicago, IL 1959 Ferrari Tour de France Kirk and Marilyn White - New Smyrna Beach, FL 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Susan and Henry Wilkinson - Jacksonville, FL 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Don and Janet Williams - Danville, CA 1967 Mirage-Ford M1 GT40 Coupe Lance Willsey - Chestnut Hill, MA 1967 Porsche 911R Steven Wolf - Boca Raton, FL 1932 Duesenberg Weymann LaGrande Torpedo Phaeton The Yager Family Collection - Effingham, IL 1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP-819 Harry Yeaggy - Cincinnati, OH 1968 Ford GT40 Mk I 47

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Event 2013 Boca Raton Concours Not the Biggest — But the Best Yet Fewer cars, but of higher quality, made for an impressive showfield by Bill Rothermel Concours Sunday Eight Bentleys (including three Continental R cars) and 10 RollsRoyces greeted visitors under a perfect blue sky for Sunday’s concours. A class of 1950s American iron (all worthy of awards) boasted no less than three Continental Mark IIs, including Barry and Lynette Wolk’s factory-commissioned 1956 convertible, recipient of the Most Elegant Post-War Open Award. Best of Show Motorcycle went to the 1933 Royal Enfield 500LF Bullet of Randall Smalley, while Best of Show Automobiles went to the dashing 1947 Talbot Lago T26 Figoni & Falaschi cabriolet owned by SCMer Jim Patterson. This car also was the recipient of the Rolling Sculpture Award. People’s Choice deservedly Winner of Best Closed Pre-War car was the 1931 Stutz MA/SV16 Doctor’s Coupe of Richard Mitchell S omeone at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is listening. In the past, this event has been described as “more car show than concours,” but the Boca Raton Concours took a giant leap this year toward becoming a must-do on the national concours scene. Whether they subscribed to the “less is more” or “quality versus quantity” mantras, the Boca Boys (as the concours leadership is known) are making the changes needed to put Boca on the upper tier for car owners and spectators. Last year, 250 cars crammed onto the golf course at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, looking more like a parking lot than a first-class event. This year, the showfield was organized in circles and semi-circles, while the fea- tured Rolls-Royces and Bentleys bookended the entrance. The Lamborghinis — this year’s other star marque — were at the opposite end of the showfield. With just 165 cars this year, both owners and onlookers appreciated the newly organized space that also offered a commensurate increase in quality of cars. A busy, fun three-day weekend The powers-that-be also secured a Bonhams auction to headline the February 22–24 weekend. An auction preview was held on February 22 in conjunction with the Boca Raton Concours’ first-ever collector-car seminar. SCM Publisher Keith Martin moderated, while panelists Dave Kinney, SCMer Dr. Paul Sable, Tom duPont and yours truly offered their takes on the collector-car market. Martin served as the Grand Marshal at Sunday’s concours, while duPont and I were co-masters of ceremonies. Friday also included the traditional duPont Registry Details Plan ahead: February 21–23, 2014 Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL Cost: $50 to attend the concours More: www.bocaratonconcours.com 48 Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport, while Saturday’s Gala Dinner with comedian Bob Newhart proved to be yet another crowd pleaser and major fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. The beautiful Boca Raton Resort & Club continues to play host throughout the entire weekend — as it has for all seven years of the concours weekend. went to SCMer Orin Smith, the owner of a stunning 1936 Lancia Astura cabriolet. Other highlights included Best Pre-War Car Award presented to the 1931 Stutz MA/SV-16 of Richard Mitchell, and the Most Elegant Pre-War Open Award to Peter Boyle and his LeBaron-bodied 1928 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8. Publisher Martin presented his Grand Marshal’s Award to the 1927 Voisin C7 of Olivier Cerf, and Chief Judge Paul Sable honored SCMer Jim Remlinger’s stunning 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible with the Chief Judges Award. With all the improvements in place — with promises of more to come — it’ll be interesting to see what the Boca Boys do for an encore in 2014. ♦ This 1927 Voisin C7 owned by Olivier Cerf won Martin’s Grand Marshal’s Award Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel

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Feature Peter Mullin at Rétromobile Peter Mullin and Citroën’s Leap of Vision “They’re finally receiving the recognition for the breakthrough design technology, futurist shape and scope of vision they’ve deserved forever” by Donald Osborne Peter Mullin and his wife, Merle, in front of the marque that’s finally getting the attention it deserves session can even be seen on the outside of the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, CA, where the walls are sculpted with the graceful arching fender lines of the great 1930s masterpieces of French style. Mullin was on the Bugatti SAS stand at Rétromobile in February, and I asked him I 50 why he — and his charming wife, Merle — kept coming back to Paris winter after winter. “The thing about Rétromobile is that you thought that all the garages in Northern France had been cleaned out — but things emerge every year that you had known about, heard about, thought had disappeared never to be found 50 years ago — and son of a gun, there it is!” Mullin said. Mullin was also enjoying “resting and looking” this year, following the 2012 exhi- bition at Rétromobile of 10 cars from the Mullin Automotive Museum, including the dramatic and rare 1935 Voisin C35 Aerodyne sedan, fresh from its 2011 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show win. This year’s discovery, however, was not a long-forgotten sleeping beauty — but a marque and two of its most memorable products. “After many years, Citroën has emerged from a cocoon to be everywhere, and I can’t believe the displays — in this hall there have to be twenty DS or SM Citroëns here,” Mullin said. “They’re finally receiving the recognition for the breakthrough design technology, futurist shape and scope of vision they’ve deserved forever. I love t is no surprise to SCM readers that Peter Mullin has attended the Rétromobile show in Paris for a quarter of a century. This French car collector extraordinaire and longtime SCMer has been fascinated for years with the “French Curves” of sensuous Gallic coachwork. His ob- to see that.” Mullin then pointed out Swiss dealer Lükas Hüni’s display, which contained a display of 1955 DS sedans in the Paris Salon launch colors — complete with lovely models in period clothing. For Mullin, Citroën’s transition from the carryover pre-war Traction Avant to the DS is the perfect example of the insight and design boldness of a company that closed the doors on one day and opened on the next with a “wonderful leap of vision, kind of remarkable in the history of the automobile.” When Citroën introduced the DS at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, 750 orders for the car were taken in the first 15 minutes, 12,000 the first day — and 80,000 by the close of the show. Yes, that’s pretty remarkable. “Usually, with avant-garde things people aren’t sure they get it,” Mullin said of the DS. “‘Interesting — I’m not sure I get it; sure, it tickles my mind, my fancy, my imagination, but I don’t think I want to buy one yet’ — but this one was instant!” It’s abundantly clear that Citroën has embedded it- self as deeply into Peter Mullin’s collecting psyche as Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye and Voisin. ♦ Sports Car Market Donald Osborne

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Ferrari Profile 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta “Tuboscocca” If the buyer can negotiate a deal that puts the right engine in the car, I’d call this transaction a home run by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1959–62 Number produced: 200 Original list price: $13,000 Current SCM Valuation: $425,000– $750,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $400 (two required) Chassis #: Left frame member by steering box Engine #: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1956–59 Ferrari 250 TdF, 1959–62 Ferrari 250 Pininfarina coupe, 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 0168ED T he lifeblood of Ferrari, particularly in the early years, was competition. It is a widely held belief that the creation of road-going versions of the competition sports cars existed almost solely to support Il Commendatore’s racing effort. In many instances, engineering advances developed for battle can be traced directly to the road cars, such as the pioneering weight-balancing use of the transaxle from the 275 series GTs. Ferrari’s competition teeth were cut along with the continuous progress of the small-displacement V12 engineered by Gioacchino Colombo, the first of which was deployed in 1947 as the 125 S. A progression of yet-larger engines was developed based on this original design, with many types attaining impressive racing victories, notably the 166 MM and the 212 Export. A more powerful 2.7-liter version of the venerable 212 Export competition model was introduced in 1952 and christened the 225 Sport. The 225 S performed with distinction, including notable finishes in the Mille Miglia, the Targa Florio, Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, the Portuguese Grand Prix — and a 1-2-3 finish at the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix. The innovative Tuboscocca frame was a special chassis with double outer tubes joined together with a truss-like arrangement. It strengthened the platform and formed a skeleton on which body panels could be mounted. This saved weight with no compromise to 54 structural rigidity. Nearly all Ferraris of the early era were coachbuilt by various Italian design houses, and none were more distinctive than those styled by Carrozzeria Vignale. Virtually no two Vignale-bodied Ferraris are precisely alike, and the six 225 S Berlinettas were no exception. 0168ED raced at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March of 1953, finishing 8th position overall and 2nd in class. Later that year, the car placed 4th overall at Bridgehampton. It later took 2nd place at the 1955 Sagua-to-Havana Rally, followed by an outright win at the Cuban Sports Car Grand Prix. Thanks to this impressive display, 0168ED was featured in the 1955 Ferrari Yearbook. 0168ED was later fitted with a Chevrolet small-block V8, which has been switched to a Ferrari 250 GT engine supplemented with genuine 225 S components. The Ferrari gearbox and differential are of original type and specification. Recently, the engine was rebuilt, and a synchromesh 5-speed gearbox was added for ease of road use. The period unit remains with the car. The 225 is offered with a complete history report by Marcel Massini, archival images, copies of the original Ferrari build sheets, correspondence, articles, invoices, and the original tool roll. Chassis 0168ED is an extraordinary example of this rare breed, with an impressive competition history and documented ownership chain. It is fully capable of attaining further victories in events such as the Le Mans 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Lot 18, s/n 0160ED Condition 1- Sold at $1,280,000 Christie’s, Monterey, CA, 8/17/06 SCM# 42741 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Lot 529, s/n 0168ED Condition 2Sold at $781,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/09 SCM# 142121 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Lot 362, s/n 192ET Condition 1- Sold at $3,263,400 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM# 201712 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Classic, Goodwood, Tour Auto, and the Mille Miglia, as well as the more relaxed tours, such as the Colorado Grand and the California Mille. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 147, sold for $1,237,500, including buy- er’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island auction in Florida on March 19, 2013. I’ve often thought about writing the book “Ferrari Race Cars for Dummies.” My reasoning is that in doing the research for the book, I might finally be able to make some sense of the dizzying array of early Ferrari race cars. I’m 35 years into the Ferrari hobby, and I still get confused by Ferrari race cars — particularly the early ones. It’s not that there are so many models, it’s that there’s so much variation in the models. Just when you’ve got them figured out, you come across a variation that sends you back to the drawing board. It all makes sense — up to a point Say you know a little about the road cars and have figured out that early Ferrari model types are identified by their engine size. The type tells you the displacement of one cylinder. Multiply that number by the number of cylinders and the product tells you the size of the engine. So, a model 166 would have roughly a 2-liter engine (166 x 12 = 1992 cc). When you have the displacement formula handled, it’s logical that the engine size grew with time. The larger the type number, the newer the car. A 212 is a later car than a 166, so a 195 must fit in between. All is good — until you discover a 340 America and realize that it was built in the same time period as a 212. The 340s featured an Aurelio Lampredi engine that was larger in size and different in design than the usual Colombo engines. This is the exact point when you begin to appreciate that Ferrari race cars are a different breed from the street cars. Race Ferraris have 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-cylinder engines. They can be supercharged or normally aspirated — and a diverse assortment of body builders put the skins on these cars, so you will never be able to identify all the Ferrari race cars by sight. A true Ferrari racer SCM scribe Thor Thorson likes to separate race cars into weapons-grade and recreational-grade. Ferrari handles that task for us by assigning even chassis numbers to the cars they feel are real competition cars and putting odd numbers on their street cars. The 225 Sports were true even-number competition cars designed to be formidable competitors against the best the world had to offer. Their claim to fame was that they were the first Colombo-engine cars to use roller cam followers. A total of 27 Ferraris were entered into the 1952 Mille Miglia. Seven of them were the new 225 S cars. In the end, the winner was an experimental 250 GT. The result tells the story of the 225s. They were an interim model that came between the 212s and the 250s. Few were built, as they were only a marginal advance from the 212s. It appears that they all carry Vignale or Touring bodies, with no two exactly the same. They had a good competition history, but they also tend to be a footnote — rather than a cornerstone — of the Ferrari legend. About that missing engine… 225 Sport 0168ED has an admirable history with good documentation and an impressive 2nd-place finish at Sebring. Unfortunately, it does not have its original engine, which will stop it from being Ferrari Classichecertified — and could kill its chances of being accepted to the Millie Miglia or invited to the top international shows. SCM’s Platinum Database noted 10 225 S transac- tions, and this one looked to be right in line. The reserve was about $1m, and there were two bidders at that number. The winning bid came from a Swiss agent on behalf of a client. In the crazy world of the recent high-end Ferrari mar- ket, this was a pretty sane transaction. The seller had bought the car for $880,000 at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in 2011. Since then he did a good job of making it better. He certainly didn’t make any money on the car, but he didn’t lose much either. If the buyer can negotiate a deal that puts the right engine in the car, I’d say he hit a home run. If not, he still has a great Ferrari race car. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2013 55

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English Profile 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC Roadster For those who want a Jaguar for driving pleasure, the XK 140 is a better option than the 120, and the MC version is the aspirational choice by Gary Anderson Details Years produced: 1954–57 Number produced: 3,347 Original list price: $3,745 Current SCM Valuation: $80,000– $110,000 Tune-up/major service: $650 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: Data plate on firewall Engine #: Right side of block Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America More: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1953–55 Aston Martin DB2/4, 1955–56 Austin-Healey 100M, 1954–55 Porsche 356 Speedster SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: S811059 Engine number: G22128S F rom 1948 through 1954, the groundbreaking XK 120 established Jaguar at the forefront of sports car manufacturers with its graceful lines and impressive, race-winning performance. Late in 1954, the improved XK 140 arrived, heralding comprehensive improvements that made the original design even better. Notable upgrades included precise rack-and-pinion steering, improved brakes and engine cooling, plus enhanced cabin comfort and legroom. Subtle body updates preserved the widely acclaimed original styling elements. The most popular model in America remained the OTS (open two-seater), otherwise known as the Roadster. Of the 3,350 XK 140 Roadsters built, only 49 were sold in England. At the U.S. price of $3,745, the cars continued to deliver Jaguar’s characteristically excellent value. According to this car’s Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this striking XK 140 MC Roadster from 1955 is an original left-hand-drive, U.S.-delivery example. It is equipped with the top-of-the-line “MC” package. The MC option included the “M” or “Special Equipment” package, which included a crankshaft dampener, dual exhaust pipes, enlarged SU H8 carburetors, twin fog lamps and wire-spoke wheels. The “C” designation stood for the addition of a high- compression, Le Mans-proven C-type cylinder head, raising engine output from the 3,442-cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine with twin SU H8 (two-inch) carburetors to a heady 210 horsepower. The car is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox without overdrive and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. 56 The independent front wishbone suspension has torsionbar springs and an anti-sway bar, and the rear suspension consists of a live axle with semi-elliptical leaf springs. The car underwent a concours-quality restoration in the early- to mid-1980s, and it then was placed in a private collection, where it was sparingly used and carefully stored. The car remains impressive in every aspect, with a straight body, proper panel alignment, lustrous Carmen Red paint and a handsome cockpit trimmed in Biscuit Connolly hides. A Jaguar specialist recently attended to the car, and work included new front and rear brake cylinders, a new master cylinder, a rebuild of the original radiator, resurfacing of the cylinder head, plus new gaskets, hoses and more. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 3, sold for $137,500, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction on March 8, 2013. Why do we buy classic cars? Because they’re good investments? Because we can use them to impress our friends? Because we want to own a piece of automotive history? Or are there, possibly, people out there who still buy a classic car in anticipation of driving it fast down an old-timey two-lane road, as safely and comfortably as possible, but still realizing they’re enjoying an experience that a modern car just can’t provide? For those who opt for one of those first motivations and are thinking about a Jaguar sports car, then the XK 140, even one with the initials after the model designa- Sports Car Market 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC Lot 138, s/n S812042DN Condition 1Sold at $93,500 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/13 SCM# 215069 1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC Lot 340, s/n S812485 Condition 3+ Not sold at $69,000 Silver Auctions, Fort McDowell, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 215120 1954 Jaguar XK 140 MC Lot 107, s/n S810337 Condition 2Sold at $126,500 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214786 Dan Savinelli, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

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tion, is probably not the right car. Instead, they should buy an XK 120, perhaps even one of those first alloy-body models with the spats on the rear fenders. The opportunity for appreciation is higher, the clean, uncluttered lines and complex grille are more eye-catching, and there’s no argument that this model was the one that defined the market after World War II for affordable — but distinctive — highperformance sports cars. Such a car can then be carefully maintained to be admired in the motor house and carefully trailered to occasional concours shows in competition for additional trophies. But for those who really want a car that can be driven with enjoyment, then the XK 140 is a better option, and the MC version is the aspirational choice. Making a successful car even better Having created the XK 120, with its sleek hand-rolled alloy panels, primarily as a show stand for Jaguar’s new double-overhead-cam XK engine, the Jaguar executives and engineers had to scramble when demand for the show cars displayed at the 1948 London Motor Show exploded beyond Jaguar founder and chief designer William Lyon’s wildest expectations. The problem with the XK 120, as incredible as it looked and sounded, was that it wasn’t — and isn’t — very satisfying to drive. However, when it was introduced, only the MG TC, Morgan 4-4, and Porsche 356 could be called sports cars in the same breath, and none of them offered more power, a more comfortable cockpit or better handling than the XK 120. However, with the introduction of the Austin-Healey 100 and the Aston Martin DB2/4, the sports-car world was starting to look a little different. Horsepower and sleek lines alone were no longer sufficient to take the top of the hill in the growing market for true sports cars. Le Mans-inspired improvements Fortunately, in the six years from 1948 to 1954, Jaguar paid attention to the com- ments of prospective buyers who were attracted to the XK 120’s sleek lines and 120mph capability but were put off by its impractical nature. Engineers back in Coventry were learning from the experience of drivers such as Phil Hill and Stirling Moss in XK 120s and the derivative C-types, who were coming back with recommendations for improvements — as well as trophies — from venues as diverse as Pebble Beach, Alpine rallies, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On the new XK 140 model, the cramped pedal box was expanded and the firewall moved forward to provide needed legroom. The steering was changed to a more responsive rack-and-pinion system, and the steering column repositioned so that there was more space between the driver’s chest and legs and the still-large wheel. Although it was less elegant, the new flat center steering-wheel boss was a safety improvement over the previous center that had been aimed like a 155-mm howitzer shell right at the driver’s sternum. Suspension travel had been increased, and the stiffer torsion springs were better matched with tube-type shock absorbers that replaced the lever shocks, providing a smoother ride with more tractable handling. The XK 140’s stylish lines had changed almost not at all from the XK 120 show cars introduced in 1949. The long bonnet and sweeping front fenders —and the shortcoupled rear end placing the driver just in front of the rear axle — carried forward from the XK 120. Chrome strips had been added down the middle of the bonnet and continuing down the middle of the boot lid to culminate in a medallion that touts the company’s victories at Le Mans. The best version of a great cat With these changes, even in basic trim, the XK 140 is a more well-rounded car for the modern driver than the best of the XK 120s. Although they are heavier and less stylish, the bumpers make the car more practical in everyday use, and the cast grille is both less fragile and better at helping the engine stay cool than the previous metal-fin version. Still raced successfully in vintage events today, these leaping cats really come into their own on fashionable high-roller rallies, where an attractive co-driver won’t fear four long, hard days in the cockpit. The car will vie for covetous glances at the lunch stops. The knowledgeable buyer knows that the best ver- sion of the XK 140 bears the initials MC (SE on the few RHD English models sold). The M shows that the car came equipped with wire-spoke center-lock wheels and attractive, functional fog lamps. The C showed that the formidable C-type engine head and larger carburetors had been installed on the jewel-like engine, making the car capable of running at the head of the rally pack on back roads in California, Colorado or Arizona. I can speak from firsthand experience of both the sat- isfying driving experience and reliable performance of these marvelous icons, having had the chance on a few occasions to drive the all-original lavender-gray XK 140 MC of a good friend of mine. Until he passed away last year, my octogenarian friend still owned and aggressively drove the XK 140 MC that he purchased new in Seattle with poker money won while he was stationed with the Air Force in the Pacific during the Korean War. Over the nearly 60 years that he owned the car, my friend was as proud of the speeding tickets he had talked his way out of on late-night runs along the coast as he was of the trophies he won in Jaguar Club concours and the plates from the California Mille that hung in his garage. A friend who inherited the XK 140 continues to drive and appreciate the car. I can only hope that whoever bought this car in Florida — paying at the high end of the wildly variable market for these fine cars — will enjoy his or her time behind the wheel of an XK 140 MC as much as my friend did. Well bought — for the sheer driving pleasure. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) June 2013 57

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1967 Fiat Dino Spider This car’s great condition may have sparked the battle between the bidders, leading to the impressive sale price by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1966–69 Number produced: 1,989 Original list price: $5,400 Current SCM Valuation: $49,000–$82,000 Tune-up cost: $2,000 Distributor caps: $160 Chassis #: On side frame rail above right wheel Engine #: Front passenger’s side of block Club: Fiat Club America More: www.fiatclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1969–73 Porsche 911 Targa, 1968–69 Ferrari 206 GT, 1966–72 Fiat Dino coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 0000488 Engine number: 135B0000488 T he 1965 Dino 206S Speciale coupe was Enzo Ferrari’s tribute to his late son, Dino. More practically, it was a way of making the new all-alloy, Ferrari-built V6 eligible for Formula Two compe- tition by building 500 production cars equipped with it. Given Ferrari’s limited production, Fiat used the engine in a new, sporty model that also carried the Dino name, and it would be built in larger numbers starting in 1966. The sound of the triple Weber-carbureted V6 engine was pure Ferrari, but the larger Italian automaker made several improvements to the Ferrari engine design for series production, ensuring durability and “normal” performance during day-to-day use. Performance was exceptional for a 2-liter car, with the open Spider capable of 0–60 mph in seven seconds — and a top speed of 130 mph. Production of the Pininfarina-designed-and-built Fiat Dino 2000 Spider continued until 1969, which was the year that Fiat took over a large share of the Ferrari company. More than 2,000 had been produced, but very few were brought to the United States. Accordingly, they are considerably rare on these shores today. The example offered here was fully restored several years ago, and it has been well-maintained with gentle mechanical work. It has achieved an Award of Recognition when displayed at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’Elegance and will be a thrill to drive and enjoy, with that familiar exhaust note ringing in one’s ears. It is certainly a worthy pony in the corral of stallions. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 190, sold for $99,000, including buyer’s premium, at the RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL, sale on March 9, 2013. The Fiat Dino presents a challenge for many enthu- siasts. 58 Fiat’s most exotic car since the 8V, the Pininfarina- designed Spider and the Bertone coupe are among the most attractive 1960s sports/GT cars from Italy. So they’ve got the looks. The Ferrari V6 engines — both the 2-liter and later 2.4-liter — sound great, offer more-than-adequate performance for the period and certainly have a pedigree. Parts for the engine are not impossible to find, and they’re no more difficult to service than most others of their type. So they’ve got “go” to accompany the “show.” They also wear Fiat badges, which ensures that a segment of the collector world will never give them the credit they deserve — and that’s been both a curse and an opportunity, thanks to the depressing effect on value from that perception. All the 2.4-liter Fiat Dinos had their final assembly done at the Ferrari factory, and with due respect to the Ferrari press office, the power output from the identical engines was, well, identical. When people muse on the reasons why Enzo Ferrari put “Dino” badges on his 2- and 2.4-liter cars, lots of talk of “Ferrari road cars have no less than 12 cylinders” and the like is put forward. It’s far more likely that this very astute marketer didn’t want to have cars that shared their engines with Fiats called “Ferrari.” That this continued even after the launch of the V8-powered 308 GT4 is a bit strange, but that’s Italy for you. Ferrari or Fiat, it’s a great car The late, great Jan P. Norbye, author of a vast array of automotive books, penned a slim volume called “The New FIAT Guide” in 1969. In addition to the history of the marque, he writes in detail about the then-current range. When it comes to the Dino, Norbye waxes eloquently: “I have come to the point where I prefer the 1970 Fiat Dino Spider Lot 106, s/n 135BS0001223 Sold at $124,775 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, 5/10/08 SCM# 116663 1972 Fiat Dino Spider Lot 115, s/n 1568 Condition 5 Sold at $57,468 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/11/12 SCM# 214226 1968 Fiat Dino Spider Lot 454, s/n 135AS0000194 Condition 3+ Sold at $47,385 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/6/10 SCM# 162853 Sports Car Market Teddy Pieper ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Fiat to a real Ferrari.” Why? He goes on to cite a number of compelling reasons, including the 130-pound weight advantage of the V6 over the V12, making the steering “lighter and quicker” and which allows the Fiat Dino to “negotiate sharp turns more quickly” than the senior thoroughbred from Maranello. Norbye also explained how the benefits of weight saving also extend to stopping ability. Of course, he allowed that the V12s have a considerable ultimate power advantage. However, he also noted that the Dino Spider turned the quarter mile in under 15 seconds, had a top speed of 130 mph — and hit 90 mph in third gear, 121 mph in fourth gear and had a cruising speed of 120 mph — which made the car the most capable 2-liter production car of the day. That sparkling performance was also reliable — thanks to the work of the Fiat engineers led by Aurelio Lampredi. They had to rationalize the design of the 2-liter engine for factory production in Turin. While it was redlined at 8,000 rpm, the engine was actually test-run up to 10,000 rpm. The Dino is also part of a fascinating piece of Ferrari history. After the failure of the ASA “Ferrarina” project, Enzo was in talks with Innocenti to build a V6 to meet the F2 homologation requirements. He had already been rebuffed by Fiat, but instead of pursuing the Innocenti deal, Enzo approached Ford about investing in his company to provide the support he needed. Of course, he made sure that Fiat heard about the talks with Ford, and presto! Fiat was now more than ready to assist Ferrari in their quest to build engines for a small-engined car. Good enough for two eager bidders Our subject car was a very nicely presented example, but not a perfect one. It clearly showed that time, attention and money was spent on it — and it was well maintained and properly used. The panel fit was acceptable, the paint likewise and the interior nicely trimmed — all to a “high-driver” standard. The story was the same under the hood, with clean and correct finishes for a car that was meant to be — and was — driven. Many Fiat Dinos that have come to public sale were not as well presented as this one. This car’s great condition may have sparked the battle between the bidders, leading to the impressive sale price. It bears repeating that a single sale doesn’t —and cannot — make a market, but it does take outlier sales such as this to move the market along. As has been the case in the past, we now need to see a true national show-quality restored or completely preserved original Dino Spider come along, so we can more accurately judge the top of the market. Higher prices down the road? That two people were willing to go to nearly $100k for a Dino Spider is not unbelievable considering the aesthetic and dynamic appeal of these cars. That they did it despite the Fiat badging either indicates that an ever-maturing market is looking past outmoded considerations of status — or that two overly aggressive Type A personalities decided the other wouldn’t go home with it. Values had been cruising in the $60k range for good cars at auction, with the record being the $124,775 achieved for a 1970 2.4L Spider at Bonhams’ Monte Carlo sale in May 2008. Judged a #1 condition example, it would be interesting to see what such a car would bring today. It is worth remembering that the limited production of these cars means that some trim pieces are difficult to source. However, as is the case with most Italian cars, a bit of sleuthing can uncover the origin of many parts shared with more humble cousins. Make no mistake, your mechanical service costs will be Ferrari-priced, but if you buy a good car — and use it — your enjoyment will more than balance the running costs. The possibility of the recent frenzy seen in the Ferrari Dino market extending to the Fiat variety seems unlikely. However, with higher prices, better examples come to market. It never hurts to buy the best of anything. Well sold — for now. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2013 59

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German Profile Column Author One Auction, Two 911S Porsches I am on the record as saying that a 1969 911S is more valuable than a 1973 911S, car for car. So what happened here? by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1969 and 1973 Number produced: 1,492 for 1969 and 1,470 for 1973 Original list price: $7,695 and $10,160 Current SCM Valuation: $65,000–$80,000 Tune-up cost: $800 with valve adjustment for either car Distributor cap: $30 for both cars Chassis #: Riveted alloy plate in front of trunk; stamped into bodywork above spare tire (for both cars) Engine #: Vertical stamping under 5 o’clock point of the fan (for both cars) Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1968–71 BMW 2800 CS, 1972–74 BMW 3.0 CS, 1970 Datsun 240Z 1979 Porsche 911S 2.0, sold for $143,000 1969 911S 2.0 chassis number: 119301416 1969 911S 2.0 engine number: 6392023 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 chassis number: 9113300219 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 engine number: 6330339 E very auction has surprising results, but the sales of these two Porsche 911S cars — on the same day, in the same tent and before many of the same bidders — provide some insight into the current state of Porsche 911S values. Let’s first take a close look at both cars. SCM Analysis 1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 This 911S, Lot 15, sold for $143,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 8, 2013. Some well-known shops and mechanics in Colorado had just recently completed a full restoration on this car. Gooding’s catalog made one point early — and then again: “(This car) benefits from the attentions of one of the nation’s leading Porsche authorities, a 30-year veteran of Porsche Club events who has devoted approximately 800 hours of his time to the quality control and authenticity of this car.’’ Gooding was referring to a well-known Denver-area Porsche aficionado who has earned the praise bestowed on him. While that expert undoubtedly added many concours points and a lot of value to this 911S, he may have taken on a project that was flawed to begin with. First, good points about the 1969 S included numbers- matching engine and gearbox, matching colors, correct trim, and a full and correct tool kit — all backed up by a Certificate of Authenticity presented with the car. The car also had a lot of eyeball, principally because of the special-order Metallic Dark Red paint. The “deepsix” Fuchs wheels stood tall, and the interior was well 60 executed. There were few doubts about the mechanical integrity of this car, as all of it was the work of wellknown, capable technicians. On the minus side, this 911S was moderately optioned, with no sunroof, no sport seats, and no air conditioning. Any of those options add meaningful value to a Porsche 911. Put them all together, and there is a big uptick. Also, the otherwise-impressive paint had a small area on the hood starting to show shrinkage. One could say that the $143,000, after buyer’s pre- mium, was fair — if not full money. Yet the consignor, who offered the car without reserve against a pre-sale estimate of $130,000–$160,000, told me that he was quite disappointed at the result. What happened? The car had some negative buzz trailing along behind it. It had been pieced together with a front clip and lots of other fresh sheet metal — not all of it precisely correct for the car — although none of it would affect appearance or usability. The shop that did the welding work even documented it with a printed brochure. Thus, the extensive metalwork was hardly a secret. Perhaps more concerning was the quiet story circulating that the front clip was ever so slightly off-kilter, squeezing the gaps on the passenger’s side and widening those on the driver’s side — despite a lot of handwork to compensate for the flaws. It is entirely possible that the potential buyers who bid this no-reserve car up had no detailed knowledge of the bodywork. Not so the cognoscenti in the tent who otherwise might well have bid on this attractive car— in an unusual color — with good provenance. That their paddles did not wave had to hold down the price realized. 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Lot 152, s/n 9113300120 Condition 3+ Sold at $125,400 Worldwide, Auburn, IN, 9/1/12 SCM# 213611 SCM Investment Grade: B for both cars Comps 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Lot S114, s/n 9113301276 Condition 3+ Sold at $96,460 Mecum Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/12 SCM# 209458 1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 Lot 123, s/n 1193000093 Condition 2 Sold at $121,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/21/11 SCM# 168703 Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

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1973 Porsche 911S 2.4, sold for $198,000 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 This 911S, Lot 67, sold for $198,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida on March 8, 2013. Unlike the freshly restored Metallic Dark Red 1969 911S that crossed the block earlier in the day, this car was an older restoration that had been well preserved — but was off its best presentation. The car did have a lot going for it. The Gold Metallic paint is a striking color that is not frequently seen. The meaningful original options were leather interior and tinted glass — plus uprated sway bars and Koni shocks. However, the car had a couple of serious deviations from delivery specs. Later and larger aftermarket sports seats were fitted, and they looked very much out of place. The engine had been built up to 2.7-liter specs, with larger pistons and cylinders on what appeared to be a stock 2.4 case. Finally, the headliner was either a rare optional (but not on the Certificate of Authenticity) black one or it was replaced at restoration, presumably to emulate the standard headliner on the lightweight M471 Carrera RS. While none of those changes were deal killers, they were disappointing. The car then hammered sold for a strong $198,000 after adding in the 10% buyer’s premium. I am on the record as saying that a 1969 911S is more valuable than a 1973 911S, car for car. So, why did the 1973 911 make more than the 1969 car? What happened in the Gooding tent? 1969 versus 1973 Let us, for the moment, set aside any meaningful differences in current condition, restoration quality and presentation. So, what intrinsic qualities of the two cars could have contributed to the different auction results seen at Gooding Amelia Island? The similarities in the 1969 and 1973 cars are much more substantial than the differences. Both are longwheelbase cars; the increase from 87.0 inches to 89.4 inches first appeared with the 1969 models. Both cars also are from the mechanical fuel-injection era — known as MFI to aficionados — that started in 1969 and ended in 1973. That important change allowed more powerful Porsche engines to clear tightening emissions requirements. That same 1969-to-1973 time span also encompassed the three-model continuum of 911T to 911E to 911S, with differences between the models sometimes more important than the year-to-year changes within a model designation. The available options were also not terribly dissimilar. Small differences to bigger preferences All that said, collectors use small differences between cars to create their preferences. If enough buyers head in that direction, big valuation differentials can result. Between our two auction cars, the change with the biggest impact was engine displacement. The 1969 model continued the 1,991-cc engine, with which the June 2013 61 Mike Maez, copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company

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German Profile Column Author 901/911 was born in the fall of 1963. The 1970 and 1971 models moved to 2,195-cc engines and are called 2.2-liter cars. Then came the 2,341-cc engine, aka 2.4s, of 1972–73. There were resultant performance variations, of course, but not as precisely linear as one might expect. Some attributes of the 2.4-liter 1972-73 cars are favored. They have the updated Type 915 gearbox — which is stronger and has first gear in the H pattern and fifth outside. In contrast, the previous Type 901 box had first outside the H, requiring a move through a gate for each startup after a stop. Among the low-bumper, aka long-hood, 911s, the 2.4-liter has the largest engine, and it has the highest horsepower rating. It is also the last model of the low-bumper 911s before the government-mandated 1974 changeover to impact-resistant bumpers. Some collectors prefer the smaller-displacement cars. They are lighter, more raw — or slightly less civilized — and feature the high-pitched, wailing exhaust note. Those fans think the 1972–73 2.4 cars are more boulevard — and less performance. Road & Track performance data and factory specifications When you cross-check performance numbers, you get insights into the differences between these seemingly similar cars. Please consider this performance data taken from Road and Track’s road-test results, cross-referenced with factory-supplied tech data, for the 2.0-liter to 2.2-liter to 2.4-liter 911Ss: Horsepower Torque Compression ratio 0–60 mph time Base weight Base MSRP 2-liter 170 134 ft-lbs 9.9:1 8.1 seconds Quarter-mile times 15.7sec/88.1 Top speed 141 mph 2,248 lbs $7,695 2.2-liter 180 147 ft-lbs 9.8:1 7.3 seconds 14.9sec/88.5 144 mph 2,314 lbs $8,750 2.4-liter 190 158 ft-lbs 8.5:1 7.8 seconds 16.3sec/93.5 142 mph 2,369 lbs $10,160 The standing-start quarter-mile results are perhaps the most intriguing numbers. The 2.2-liter gets to the line first because it has higher speed early. The 2.4 clears the traps at the higher speed, but its weight slows it down off the line. And check those compression ratios. The above data might lead you to join the small-but-vocal band that believes that the 2.2S is the best early 911. Its performance numbers, power-to-weight, and yes, its high-pitched howling exhaust note, win over these enthusiasts. One also could ask about the effect of availability, but there is little difference here. Porsche built 1,492 911S coupes in 1969 and 1,430 911S coupes in 1973. While total production grew by 50% between 1969 and 1973, it was all in the lower models, the E and the T. A surprised Porsche writer As a very interested Porsche writer and small-time collector, I believed that the 2.0-liter and 2.2-liter 911S should be more valuable than the later 2.4-liter model. On March 8, 2013, in Amelia Island, FL, that reading was very wrong. Were the differences between the two cars the cause of the value flop? There were some subtle — but possibly important — differences in the metalwork on the two cars. The metalwork history on the 1969 911S was known to at least a few. The 1973 was more of an enigma — no one in the auction tent seemed to have stories about it. Were the different price results simply the vagaries of the bidders present? That’s an element in any auction, of course, and it was impossible to assess. Or were the day’s results reflective of a move toward the 2.4s as a favored model among early 911s? That possibility will need to be reassessed as more auction and market results come in. ♦ 62 Sports Car Market

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American Car Collector Profile 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Coupe This Duesenberg wears a stunning design and is equipped with an authentic, documented supercharger by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1929–37 Number produced: 481 Original list price: $9,500 (chassis only) Current SCM Valuation: $2.5 million–$4 million Tune-up cost: $2,000 Distributor cap: $1,000 Chassis #: Left frame rail Engine #: Bell housing, rods Club: ACD Club More: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1931–39 Hispano-Suiza J12 Type 68, 1936–39 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, 1929–34 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2405 Engine number: J530 A s advanced as the Model J Duesenberg was upon its introduction in 1929, most of the technical advancements contained within were confined to the body and chassis. The design of the front end and fenders — as well as that of most coachbuilt bodies — still bowed toward late1920s convention, albeit stylishly. As a result, by the mid-1930s, the Duesenberg still held mechanical prowess over virtually everything else on the road. From a design standpoint, however, it was looking rather dated. J. Herbert Newport, who had succeeded Gordon Buehrig as Duesenberg’s body designer, set out to do something about that. Among his creations for the Model J was a new convertible coupe, which incorporated the best of the Duesenberg’s trademark styling cues with the curves of modern streamlining. The traditional upright radiator shell and headlights were now accompanied by deeply skirted and rounded fenders, designed by Alex Tremulis and added at the factory branch, over 17-inch wheels. The beltline began as a slender molding running alongside the hood, and as it reached the windshield, it expanded out along the sides of the body into a polished “sweep,” which then fell back along the long fender like a trailing comet. Production of this body style was handled by the A.H. Walker Body Company of Indianapolis, one of several firms that produced bodies for Duesenberg under the classy pseudonym of “LaGrande.” With Duesenberg’s days waning and the Great Depression still largely at its zenith, Walker built only three examples of the Newport-designed convertible coupe. 64 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 137, sold for $4,510,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale on March 9, 2013. “Win on Sunday, sell on Monday,” a common rac- ing mantra, did not seem to work for Duesenberg. Win they did, with victories at the Indianapolis 500 in 1924, 1925 and 1927. In 1921, Jimmy Murphy became the first American to win the French Grand Prix, piloting a Duesenberg. This, however, did not translate into sales, as only 650 Model A Duesenbergs were sold between 1921 and 1927. The Duesenberg brothers had signed away their rights to the company and were now relegated to engineering roles as salaried employees. On October 26, 1926, E.L. Cord bought the company with the intent of utilizing the Duesenberg brothers’ engineering talents to produce a luxury car that would be the biggest, fastest and the most expensive ever built. A little over two years later, on December 1, 1928, the Model J debuted at the New York Car Show. $25,000 in Depression dollars The chassis was priced at $8,500 and that in- creased by $1,000 after 1932. A number of independent coachbuilders produced the bodies with designs from Duesenberg — or custom designs based on individual customer requirements. The delivered products had a final price that was as high as $25,000. The titled, the rich, the famous — and the infamous, including Al Capone — ordered the cars. For the price of the most expensive Duesenberg, you could buy six of the most expensive Fleetwood-bodied 1931 Duesenberg Model J (Whittell coupe) Lot 123, s/n 2478 Condition 1 Sold at $10,340,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183156 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ (West/ Mars car) Lot 569, s/n 2582 Condition 1- Sold at $4,400,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/07 SCM# 46244 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ (Mormon Meteor) Lot 37, s/n not available Condition 3- Sold at $4,455,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/04 SCM# 34644 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2012, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Cadillacs. When the E.L. Cord empire was sold in 1937, only 481 Model Js had been produced — short of the goal of producing 500 per year. The supercharged version of the Model J was easily identified by the set of three creased exhaust pipes that exited the passenger’s side of the hood. Only 36 were produced, and they provided an exhilarating 320 horsepower. It was often stated that with a top speed of 140 miles per hour, “the only car that could pass a Duesenberg was another Duesenberg, and that was with the first owner’s consent.” Our subject car’s stunning design came from the pen of J. Hebert Newport, who also designed the SSJ Duesenbergs for Hollywood stars Clark Gable and Gary Cooper. Newport also designed the famous “Mormon Meteor.” It was one of three produced at the A.J. Walker Company, although it was the only one with a factory supercharged engine. It is believed the centrifugal supercharger installed is original to this car. Pebble Beach provenance The early history of this Duesenberg is well documented. In 1940, it was involved in a serious accident. The original frame 2563 had to be repaired using the frame from J397/2405, which was a short-wheelbase car. To add to the confusion, in 1961, while in the ownership of Nate Derus, the original bell-housing J530 was replaced with one from J515. Restored for the second time by Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations in the late 1990s, the car went on to win First in Class at the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — as well as the prestigious Gwenn Graham Award for the Most Elegant Convertible. The selling price of this Walker-LaGrande Duesenberg was slightly higher than that of the Mormon Meteor that sold in August 2004 and the Mae West/Ethel Mars Duesenberg that sold in August of 2007 — but it was not close to the record price of $10,340,000 that the George Whittell coupe realized in August 2011. This Duesenberg wears a stunning design, is equipped with an authentic, documented supercharger, and it is well proved as a roadworthy car. From where we sit, all is in order here. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2013 65

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American Car Collector Profile The Cumberford Perspective Not quite right — but still fabulous By Robert Cumberford D uesenberg J and SJ chassis were the absolute peak of 1920s road-car technology, and early bodies fitted to them were the epitome of late-1920s style. But the magnificent cars were doomed when the economy crashed in late 1929. With no money available for bold new designs, styling did not evolve along with the mainstream. Duesenbergs should have had aerodynamic “bubble” fenders by 1935, when even Chevrolet had them, so putting valence skirts on the wind-scoopers up front did nothing but make this particular car distressingly old-fashioned. The car looks fine in front the three-quarters view, where you can see that proud grille and dramatic exhaust pipes, but it looks like just another old car of no particular distinction in this rear threequarter shot, where the key visuals are invisible. So was this specific car worth $4.5m? Of course it was. What’s under the skin remains incred- ibly impressive, and that’s where the value lies. This car may have won numerous concours prizes, but to my eye, it is one of the least attractive two-seat bodies mounted on the superb platform created during the Jazz Age. ♦ 6 1 2 3 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The hood hinge line and the top of the ventilation panel are parallel to the ground plane. 2 The line where the panel breaks is parallel to the rearward inclination of the engine’s crankshaft. 3 The importance of the radiator-shaped grille was diminishing in the middle 1930s, but the classic form remained on most highquality cars, so this was not yet anachronistic. 4 Solid, or at least solid- looking, wheels were a sign of modernity in 1935, with wires on the way out. 5 This skirt on the bulbous cross-section fender form was a transitional solution that had appeared on cheaper cars several years earlier. 6 Notice how unnecessarily wide the fenders and running boards are, their limits in plan view extending well outboard of the face of the wheels and tires. 8 7 REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The rear bodywork is woefully unimaginative, with parallel sides and tight corners describing a purely rectangular plan view. 8 The cloth top is a tight, well-proportioned structure that looks quite good when erected. 9 From the cockpit, the driver or passenger could see five of the six bright metal circles — spotlights, mirrors and headlamps — visible on the front end. 9 4 10 With four individual hinges serving a decorative purpose as well as their primary function, there would be no reason to ever expect door sag. 11 The nicest bodywork element is the beautifully tapered bright metal spear running from windshield base to rear fender tops. 12 Effective spring steel bumpers were essentially of 1920s conception, and they were yet another stylistic element uncomfortably bridging two eras of body design. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Well instrumented, but 12 10 11 66 quite spare if not austere, the cockpit is elegantly functional and makes use of high-quality materials and stylistic restraint. The steering wheel itself seems quite modern — now that we’re used to central circles of about this same diameter for airbags. The rim is slimmer and of considerably larger diameter than we see today, a necessity for leverage at low speeds. Sports Car Market

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Race Car Profile 2000 Porsche 911 GT3 R It’s not really a collectible, but 60% of the vintage-racing events in the U.S. this year will have a grid for this weapons-grade car by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 2000 Number produced: 66 Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Valuation: $100,000– $125,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,000 Chassis #: Bottom of windscreen Engine #: Fan housing support, right side Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org/Activities/ClubRacing. aspx Alternatives: 2002 Porsche GT3 RS, 1996 Porsche 911 GT1, 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.8 RSR SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 2002 Porsche GT3 RS Lot 5561, s/n not available Condition 3 Chassis number: WPO7779974S692896 996-based GT3, introduced in 2000, was a street-legal homologation model — a raw, track-ready car with a highly modified 3.6-liter, liquid-cooled, flat-6 engine. Whereas the Turbo and the GT2 achieved their incredible performance with turbocharging, the GT3 was a visceral, naturally aspirated monster. With 400-plus horsepower on tap, an 8,600 rpm red- P line, a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox and wider rear bodywork, the race-bred GT3 was the driver’s first choice. Competition variants, logically designated GT3 R, were homologated for FIA GT and IMSA American Le Mans Series competition. Featuring purposefully stripped interiors with full roll cages, racing seats, fire-suppression systems and other competition enhancements, these lightweight race cars furthered Porsche’s long-running dominance of international GT-class endurance racing. Precious few racing-spec GT3 Rs were produced to meet FIA and IMSA homologation requirements. This car remains extremely fast and is an excellent choice for current Porsche Club of America races, Porsche Owners Club races and a variety of other vintage-racing events. This example is, therefore, not only very rare as a GT3 R model, but it is also very desirable with its Dick Barbour and Paul Newman history. 68 orsche’s 911 series is the definitive sports-car family and a legend in endurance racing. Many consider the GT3 as its crowning achievement. In the tradition of the Carrera RS 2.8, the SCM Analysis This car, Lot 169, sold for $121,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s Amelia Island, FL, auction March 9, 2013. When I was assigned this Porsche for my June Profile, my editor allowed as how he and Keith Martin were “wondering what anyone could do with this car — besides take it to a track day or admire it in the garage.” The answer is: lots and lots — arguably even more than you could do with a heartthrob vintage Lister or Ferrari these days — and therein is the subject of today’s discussion. Part of the answer lies in the evolution of road rac- ing, and particularly vintage racing, in the United States over the past 30 years, and part of it is a function of the simple fact that this is a Porsche. Let’s start with an overview of amateur road racing in this country. Traditionally there have been two major divisions: the serious SCCA National racing and what is generally called “club racing,” with vintage racing a third option that arrived as a serious contender in the 1980s. Each has — or originally had — distinct characteristics. The most intense and goal-driven variation in the U.S. is the SCCA National circuit. It is by its own definition all about winning, and to make success as meaningful as it is important (i.e. you won because you were a better driver on an absolutely flat playing field), they have developed an extremely thick rule book and a suitable Sold at $159,500 Russo & Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/13/04 SCM# 34867 2000 Porsche GT3 Lot 189, s/n WPOZZZ99ZYS690759 Condition 2 Sold at $72,600 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/12/04 SCM# 34792 2001 Porsche GT3 RS Lot 77, s/n WPOZZZ99Z15692100 Condition 2 Not sold at $184,800 Shannons, Melbourne, AU, 3/10/03 SCM# 30691 Sports Car Market Teddy Pieper ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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bureaucracy, both of which are religiously obeyed. It is designed for stateof-the-art race cars that have been developed to the allowable extreme and drivers who want that experience. It’s more about winning than fun. This approach is not everyone’s cup of tea, so a less-stringent approach to the sport — what we refer to as “club racing” — evolved to meet the desires of people who wanted to go race their cars but not get too serious about it. The racing is real, and the cars tend to be contemporary and well developed, but the zeitgeist is much more relaxed. It’s about having fun racing your car. From the 1960s through the 1980s a number of regional clubs and promoters worked to fill this specific market niche, but in the past 20 years or so most of them have faded away. Vintage racing springs to life Along about the mid-1970s, Steve Earle and a few friends sought to create a third alternative — what we call vintage racing. Their idea was to replicate the established English tradition of competing in older racing cars that were maintained to their original specification, rather than being made as fast as new technology would allow. At its best, vintage racing exists at the intersection of car collecting and racing — a genteel approach that places primary value on the cars and their history, with racing being simply the best and most appropriate way to enjoy and to honor them. Vintage racing is a very relaxed and social variant of the sport, and it is particu- larly attractive to people who have fulfilled their ego needs elsewhere in life. A combination of serious growth in that demographic — and the explosion in collector-car values through the last part of the 20th century — caused the vintage-racing segment to become the most expansive in all of racing. New clubs and promoters appeared everywhere. Limited number of cars The problem with this is that the underlying supply of suitable vintage racing cars is limited, while the costs of putting on races and the expectations of the promoters keep growing, so there has been a strong need to expand the number of entries. As a result, although the popular image of vintage racing remains the Monterey ideal, with old Ferraris, Coopers and Porsches chasing each other around the track, the reality is that most operators have taken over the club-racing segment and retained little more than the illusion of vintage. At a recent vintage race in Atlanta, a client’s Maserati 200S and my Elva Mk 6 were the only cars out of about 250 entrants that had “L-section” tires and drum brakes. Thus, much of “vintage” has become club racing with some vintage grids, and probably 60% of the events in the U.S. this year will have a suitable grid for our subject car. Plenty of fun with Porsche The second point is that our subject is a Porsche. Porsche Club runs its own series of over 30 races a year around the country, and anything Porsche built is welcome to run. The organization is relaxed and fun, the grids are large, and the racing is as serious as you want it to be. It all boils down to this: If your goal is to have fun driving a racing car, your opportunities are far greater with this 2000 Porsche than anything “vintage” could ever offer. It is also far more cost effective. Start with the truism that the least costly thing you will ever do in automobile racing is buy the car. Assuming you were rational in the purchase and don’t destroy it, the car will always be worth some variation of what you paid. What really costs in racing is the operating and maintenance, and few cars can match the 911-variant Porsches in cost-per-giggle value. This is not to suggest that racing this or anything is cheap — it never is — only that it is less financially terrifying than a similar experience in something else. The primary operating costs for racing a Porsche such as our subject car are tires and brakes, with the engines generally being good for 100 hours between rebuilds. The primary costs for a vintage racer are tires and engine rebuilds on roughly 25-hour intervals. The rebuilds cost about $20,000 for either one, so the math is pretty easy as to which is cheaper. The GT3 R market With 66 cars built and most still around, there is a moderately well-established market for GT3 R Porsches, and it is the $100k–$130k range these days. Today’s GT3 R was presented as an important — thus presumably collectible — racing car, with the estimate of $140k–$180k representing a substantial collector value premium over the underlying track-toy base. The car did in fact have a good history, with at least the suggestion of wrinkles in the seat from Paul Newman’s bum, but it didn’t seem to have much effect at RM’s Amelia Island auction. The reality is that cars like this in today’s world are not collectible. They will sell for their value as toys or weapons to buyers who are going to use them. I have often argued that auctions are a terrible place to sell weapons-grade race cars — the things that matter to a racer, such as mechanical condition and raceworthiness, are very difficult to get comfortable with in an auction environment — but the hammer price was market-correct, so this time the magic worked. I expect the seller was a bit disappointed, but it did sell. If the buyer was knowledgeable and had done his homework, he must have been comfortable that the car was as good as represented. And if he was motivated by a desire to buy a toy for club-racing pleasure, I suggest this car was fairly to well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2013 69

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Market Reports Overview Low-Volume “Boutique” Sales Bring Huge Numbers More “best-in-worlds” coming to market, and more buyers for them http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr By Tony Piff I mportant collector cars returned to Amelia Island, FL, this March. Some lined up on the Amelia Island Concours judging field, and some drove across the block at the RM and Gooding auctions. The recent trend of ever-bigger prices and totals at these boutique sales was confirmed yet again — with more best-in-the-world examples coming to market, and more buyers prepared to pay whatever it took to own them. Both RM and Gooding reduced the number of offerings and realized bigger totals. The most expensive car on the island was a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible, which RM sold for $4.5m. The well-documented car is thought to be the only example fitted with an SJ factory supercharger. A 1933 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria followed at $1.5m, and a 1965 Ferrari GTB was close behind at $1.4m. Last year, 101 cars sold for $22.3m overall. This year, RM offered just 88 cars, and totals surged to $26.9m for 81 sold. We report on a number of 300SLs in this issue. RM sold a Roadster for $792k, and the two Roadsters at Gooding & Company found similar money, selling for $726k and $654k. Throughout 2012, 300SLs regularly approached or exceeded the million-dollar mark, so it will be interesting to see if the three cars sold at Amelia represent the global market. Gooding’s overall $28.1m was a decrease from the $36m earned here last year, when the 16-lot Drendel Collection of historic Porsche race cars boosted totals by $16m. Gooding’s overall total was still the biggest of the weekend and was a huge jump from 2011’s $18m total. High-sale honors went to the catalog cover car — the 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Semi-Le Mans tourer, sold at $2.75m. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy coupe also broke the $2m mark, selling for $2.37m, and a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster sold for $1.9m. Sales Totals Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, F RM, Amelia Island, FL Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL McCormick, Palm Springs, CA Mecum, Boynton Beach, FL Bonhams, Oxford, U.K. H&H, Buxton, U.K. $1,068,530 $3,609,320 $1,659,516 $7,448,388 $28,163,500 Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) $26,854,600 $17,462,150 The top 300SL in this issue actually sold at Auctions America’s high-volume Fort Lauderdale, FL, sale, where 369 cars totaled $17m — for an average price of $47k. The 1955 Gullwing wore Rudge wheels and rare DB320 blue paint, and it sold for $880k. Continuing down the line, a 1963 Shelby Cobra sold for $534k, a 2012 Lexus LFA found $319k, a 1932 Lincoln KB Dual Cowl Phaeton earned $275k and a 1963 Ferrari 250 Drogo Speciale coupe made $204k — showing that this sale is all about variety. Two replicas and a modified Ferrari took the podium at Bonhams Oxford. A 1968 Ferrari 250 GT SWB replica sold for $381k, a 1939 BMW 328 replica sold for $204k and a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I with Series II-style solo headlights sold for $129k. Overall sales took a dip from $1.9m last year to $1.7m, and the 71% sales rate did not compare with 2012’s 100%, but average price notched up from $32k to $40k. We conclude the market reports with highlights from McCormick Palm Springs, H&H Buxton and Mecum’s sale of Fran and Ron Green’s Verde Classics Museum Collection. ♦ 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 70 Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible coupe, $4,510,000—RM, p. 90 2. 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Semi LeMans tourer, $2,750,000—G&Co., p. 74 3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long-Nose alloy coupe, $2,365,000—G&Co., p. 80 4. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster, $1,980,000—G&Co., p. 81 5. 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe, $1,760,000— G&Co., p. 78 6. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $1,650,000—G&Co., p. 80 7. 1933 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria, $1,512,500—RM, p. 90 8. 1995 Ferrari F50 Spider, $1,375,000—G&Co., p. 80 9. 1952 Ferrari 225 “Tuboscocca” Sport coupe, $1,237,500—RM, p. 86 10. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, $1,127,500—G&Co., p. 80 1. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $726,000—G&Co., p. 76 2. 1962 Chrysler 300H convertible, $85,250—Mec, p. 128 3. 2000 Jaguar XK8 coupe, $14,700— McC, p. 118 4. 1968 Fiat 500 2-dr sedan, $11,825— AA, p. 96 5. 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible, $4,095—McC, p. 122 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Co. — The Amelia Island Auction We have now become accustomed to multi-million-dollar sales, records falling and heads shaking in astonished disbelief Company Gooding & Company Date March 8, 2013 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 69/71 Sales rate 97% Sales total $28,163,500 High sale 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Semi-Le Mans tourer, sold at $2,750,000 Buyer’s premium The last 365 GTC built — ex-Barbara Hutton’s Lipstick Coral 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC coupe, sold for $1,072,500 Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics T he fourth both annual Gooding & Company Amelia Island sale brought the ex- pected and a few surprises. We have now become accustomed to multimillion-dollar sales, records falling and heads shaking side-to-side in astonished disbelief. No matter when we thought the market might cool down, it wasn’t going to be on this afternoon in this tent. I don’t envy the pressure that David Gooding and his team must feel. With totals rising from $16m in 2010 to a whopping $36m in 2012 (boosted by $16m for 16 Porsche race cars from the Drendel Collection), much was expected on this particular Friday. And Gooding delivered, with a reduced number of cars on offer. This limited “boutique-style” auction is a welcome development, with bidders and consignors both benefiting from the improved focus. Auctioneer Charlie Ross charmed the crowd with his endless stream of perfectly delivered bon mots. My favorite referenced the Barbara Hutton Ferrari 365 GTC: “Seven husbands and a pink Ferrari,” said Ross. “What more do you want out of life?” The Ferrari sold 72 for $1.1m, a tribute to its extreme originality — and illustrious provenance and despite its very individual shade of Lipstick Coral. Selection was broad, with a pair of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadsters (sold at $655k and $726k) offered alongside barely used supercars such as a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and a Mercedes SLR McLaren ($924k and $226k), contrasting with a 1934 Austin American minicar and a 1958 Nash Metropolitan coupe ($18k and $35k). Top honors went to the $2.75m 1928 Bentley 4½ Litre Semi-Le Mans tourer, still wearing its original Vanden Plas coachwork. The surprise of the sale was a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster, which blasted past its $850k high estimate to sell at a monumental $2m. Blue-chip Ferraris performed strongly as well. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS brought $1.1m, a freshly restored Long-Nose Alloy 275 GTB sold at $2.4m and the long-stored ex-Mel Blanc 275 GTB/4 found $1.7m. An award-winning Giallo Fly 1972 Dino 246 GTS was one of the day’s few no-sales at a high bid of $320k on a $375k low estimate, but a 1974 in Rosso Corsa found a new home at $363k. Of course there are always bargains to be found, even at high-level sales. I was enchanted by the 1959 Turner Mk I vintage racer with VSCCA history. Powered by the desirable Coventry Climax engine, the $19k spent allows room for mechanical fettling. There’s something for everyone if you look hard enough. ♦ Sales Totals $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices Chad Tyson

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #16-1928 BENTLEY 4½ LITRE Semi-Le Mans tourer. S/N MF3153. Eng. # SM3 905. British Racing Green/ black canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 36,207 miles. Ex-Gerald and Anthony Bevan, associates of Tim Birkin and the “Bentley Boys.” Original Vanden Plas tourer body; spec uprated in period by Birkin “with help from the factory.” Excellent panel fit. Otherwise excellent paint and fabric show some soiling on TOP 10 No. 2 leftover DB5 chassis, and 37 were made. Very impressive presentation in great colors. A handsome and desirable car that has been on the market for a while. Most Aston pundits with whom I spoke felt the high bid should have taken this car home. #55-1968 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr shows some sinkage and orange peel, touchedin stone chips. Bright trim not very bright. Very good interior, with period Moto-Lita steering wheel and roll bar. VSCCA history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,700. Last offered at the Worldwide auction in Atlantic City in February of 2012, where it no-saled at $21k (SCM# 192979). A year and 23 miles of storage later, here’s the result. Priced right for condition. #41-1963 JAGUAR C-TYPE replica right rear door and a few small stone chips on leading edge of rear fenders. Brightwork a bit dull. Very good interior, nicely broken in. The catalog cover car, with 12 pages detailing its history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,750,000. Beautifully presented. A strong and fast Bentley with the rarity of an original tourer body. Painfully desirable, and the big price, just over the $2.5m top estimate, was fully justified. #20-1957 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS19396L0. Eng. # TS20038E. Pearl White/ black vinyl/blue & cream leather. Odo: 889 miles. This oh-so-basic sports roadster is now better than it ever left the factory, with leather seats and Wilton carpets. Multiple concours winner, 2009–11. Very good panel fit, very roadster. S/N 1J50370BW. Eng. # 7J505248. White/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 12,342 miles. Proteus chassis built up by Ten Tenths, the vintage-race company co-owned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. Variable panel fit. Paint is shiny with a number of dings and rubs. Seats are very distressed, with torn fabric sedan. S/N YKG2S24814. Eng. # 9FSAY50038. White & black/light blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 52 km. Somewhat variable panel fit, with right door out at top and hard to close. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Seats and dashboard are excellent, steering wheel shows some restoration flaws. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,600. One of the most sought-after pocket rockets, the Mini Cooper was in its racing prime in 1968. This very desirable 1275 S was very well presented, and its Australian build origin meant it had the more deluxe roll-up windows and vents. Although it sold above its $35k high estimate, price will seem appropriate once the minor issues are addressed. FRENCH and crumbling foam padding. Ran 1991 Carrera Panamericana, only used for touring since. Described as “in excellent running condition.” Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $93,500. A potent reminder that there really is a place in the collector-car world for replicas. This car was well built, but I thought it seemed rather used up. The price realized was stunning. Well sold. good paint. Excellent chrome, excellent interior, with superb gauges. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. What saved this over-the-top restoration from silliness was the very subtle colors. At the low estimate, it’s a lot of money for a TR3, but a bargain for the work done. Well bought. #39-1959 TURNER MK I roadster. S/N 60275. Eng. # FWA4004488. Old English White/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 67,179 miles. Desirable Coventry Climax-engined Turner, one of the period’s great “drive to race and back home” cars. Presentable and well adapted for casual vintage racing, but would require a thorough going-through before use in anger. Variable panel fit, as per build. Good paint 74 #61-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante Mk I convertible. S/N DBVC2330R. Eng. # 4002361. Winchester Blue/dark blue canvas/ dark blue leather. Odo: 2,617 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good chrome weakest on replated door handles. Excellent interior, driver’s seat just broken in, original rear cushion intact. Excellent instruments. Motorola AM/ Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, Nardi wood-rim wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. Very expensively restored by a marque specialist, but small detail issues remain: Front springs are too stiff and raise the car too high, smalldiameter Nardi wheel out of place, KelseyHayes wire wheels not as good as the correct Robergel units. Well sold just at the $180k low estimate. #27-2006 BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 FM radio. Rebuilt to 4.2-L spec, 5-speed ZF gearbox installed, converted to LHD circa 2000. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,200,000. This single-year model was used to run out coupe. S/N VF9SSA15B06M795005. Blue & black/black leather. Odo: 96 miles. The Los Angeles Auto Show launch display and still in the hands of its original owner. Driven less Sports Car Market #10-1959 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N HKJ20426. Eng. # TY41834. Ivory/red leather. Odo: 41,276 miles. Somewhat variable panel fit, with right door out at rear edge, wide trunk gap. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Excellent interior. Superb dashboard faux-grain painting finish and instruments. With Becker Grand Prix two-band radio,

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL than 100 miles, presents as new—the catalog advises, however, that the tires should be replaced before driving at speed. A few light cause trouble, and correct-type replacement engines have always been acceptable. This is a good thing as it deters re-stamping. The wider wheels were a popular period upgrade to allow for bigger tires that higher speeds demand. No big deal to have narrower rims put back on if a new owner desired that. Sold under the $375k estimate; price appropriate for market. polish scratches visible on finish. Excellent bright trim. Excellent interior with driver’s seat showing light use, some light soiling on left side suede sill covering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $924,000. The W-16, four-turbo 1,001-hp VW revival of the legendary marque. With an MSRP in 2006 of about $1.5m, it would have been better for the seller to have at least driven it 200 miles before letting it go. Market-correct result. GERMAN #52-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210427502029. Eng. # 1219217502056. Eifenbein/black canvas/ dark green leather. Odo: 9,697 miles. Restored to impeccable standard in 2010. Excellent panel fit. Excellent paint shows some light polish scratches. Other than light scratches on rear bumper, chrome is excellent. Interior is superbly done with excellent seats, doors, dash and instruments; tiny scratches on spokes of steering wheel. Black hard top, fitted luggage, patina. Instruments faded, dash trim pitted. One of the earliest production SL Roadsters. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $726,000. Complete and worn, but never completely unloved. I appreciated that they cleaned the car during preview so that we didn’t have to deal with the “barnfind” dirt. Very appealing and a true “preservation” candidate. Well bought at below low estimate. #8-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83592. Eng. # 66320. Black/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 72,165 miles. Simply superb. Originally black, restored in mid-’80s in Meissen Blue, winner of many top awards, including Porsche Parade. Resprayed in original black in 2012, remainder of car as restored in mid-’80s. Excellent panel fit, paint, chrome and bright trim. Interior immaculate. Superb instruments, carpets and mats, soft top, rubber and glass. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $280,500. An absolutely stunning Speedster, offered out of long-term ownership. One of the best I’ve ever seen. Well sold and a smart buy as long as Porsche prices continue to remain strong. #40-1962 PORSCHE 356 Carrera 2 Becker Europa AM/FM radio. Best of Show 2011 190SL Group Convention, AACA National 1st, Grand National winner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $198,000. This extraordinary SL was almost impossible to fault. The obsessiveness extended to “show” and “go” wheel and tire sets, as well as alternate hubcap colors: Black to match the hard top, body-colored Eifenbein for open-air motoring. Big price is likely close to restoration costs. Well bought and sold. #38-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500081. Eng. # 1989807500097. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 55,110 miles. “Garage find” 300SL Roadster out of 50-year ownership, 1962–2012. Excellent panel fit. Paint is partly original, partly an old respray and is still shiny but scarred and bubbled in places, with a large dent in left rocker. Chrome pitted. Seats still soft with beautiful BEST BUY placement correct Type 587/1 Carrera engine. Date-coded wheels have been widened. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $341,000. 356 Carreras have long brought high prices. The engines often 76 coupe. S/N 120613. Eng. # 97203. White/ black leather. Odo: 1,497 miles. Excellent panel fit. Excellent paint, generally very good chrome shows some small flaws in vent window trim and door handles. Original leather seats are good, nicely worn in. Headliner shows some wear. Wood-rim wheel, Philips three-band radio. Annular disc brakes. Re- pitted. Original seats have been dyed and are stiff, with some open stitching on pleats and poorly sewn repairs on others. This is the later T-6 model 356B. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $96,800. A somewhat uneasy combination of original and refurbished, albeit in a great color combination. The overall presentation did not inspire confidence. A #2 price for a #4 car. Very well sold. #66-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba minibus. S/N 5030699. Red & beige/beige vinyl. Odo: 86,819 miles. Very good panel fit, paint and bright trim. Excellent seats in the very good interior. Full vinyl sunroof. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,000. The nine-seat, 21-window bus #72-1962 PORSCHE 356B Super cabrio- let. S/N 155816. Eng. # 700659. Smyrna Green/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 25,223 miles. Variable panel fit, with doors way out at rear edges, trunk lid gaps uneven side-to-side. Shiny paint shows some light polish scratches, orange peel, a few prep issues and some rubs. Most chrome is lightly with deluxe trim is the most desirable variant of the classic VW hauler. This one was well presented in great colors, guaranteed to pull the eye and stir the bidders. It didn’t disappoint, almost hitting $100k, $20k over the noreserve high estimate. Crazy, sure, but it’s a nice one. Well sold, but not badly bought, either. #36-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Sunroof coupe. S/N 9113600813. Eng. # Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL 7830798. Signal Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 23,141 miles. Very good panel fit, except for engine cover gaps that are uneven. Otherwise very good paint shows cracking and shrinkage on engine-cover lid. Good bright trim shows some scratches. Very good interior, with excellent seats, some bagging and soiling on headliner. Equipped with sunroof, power windows, antenna, Blaupunkt three-band radio. Said to side welting. Rubber mats are good, surface rust showing on parts of floor inside. Full fabric sunroof. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $26,400. RHD example of the last series of the original 500. Early years spent in Eritrea in the Horn be one of 87 in Signal Yellow. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $550,000. Ex-Nicolas Cage. The early 911 has come on like gangbusters in the market in recent years, and the Carrera RS 2.7 reigns supreme, ultra-desirable in either Touring or Lightweight form. Clones abound, with Tourings easily converted into Lightweights (and vice-versa, actually), but this car was born a Touring. Some of the omnipresent Porsche Police questioned whether the numbers matched, but the market decided it wasn’t an issue. Per the Kardex records, the number shown on the case is correct. Sold at the high estimate, a bit rich. #28-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDDAJ76F05M800530. Silver/red leather. Odo: 124 miles. Body as-new, not even a stone chip. Interior shows light impressions on driver’s seat cushion. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $225,500. The collaboration between Mercedes and their Formula One partner didn’t ring the bell with McLaren fans or Benz devotees, but the result was still a potent sports GT. This one is asnew, unused. Selling above high estimate, it recovered exactly half its original $450k list price. Appropriately bought. ITALIAN #35-1953 FIAT 500C Belvedere. S/N 411762. Eng. # 416165. Two-tone gray/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 57,725 km. Very good panel fit. Paint is shiny but shows microblistering, polish scratches, light rubs and rust on door hinges. Older interior, possibly original, shows wear with tears in driver’s seat cushion and 78 Sports Car Market to its fourth owner. The poster child for “preservation.” All proceeds from sale to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Lovingly kept by Paul Lazaros for 56 years, it still takes my breath away, although I’ve seen it five times now. Sold by Gooding at Scottsdale in 2011 for $1.705m (SCM# 168708), sorted, then shown at Pebble Beach in 2011, where it won the Post-War Preservation Class. Magnificently sold and bought. Irreplaceable. #60-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N 1012000339. Silver/gray cloth. Odo: 51,048 km. Very good of Africa. Very original in feeling, like a working car. Will likely be restored to a flawless, over-the-top condition, which is sort of a shame. I bid on it, but not near the sale price. Fairly bought. #65-1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic coupe. S/N 106000035. Eng. # 104000000058. Burgundy metallic/beige leather. Odo: 27,845 km. Excellent panel fit. Original paint is amazingly intact, with well-blended rubs, some fading, some small dents, and areas of touch-up. Bright trim is totally presentable, with light pitting and fading in areas. Supple seat leather with beautiful patina; rugs are soiled but show full nap; uncracked rubber mats. The first 8V Supersonic built, now sold TOP 10 No. 5

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL panel fit, although the gaps are quite uneven. Shiny paint shows a color mismatch in the doors, orange peel in tight places, adhesion bubbling and various prep issues, and a small ding on right front fender. Chrome is good, except wavy front bumper; visible repairs on rear. Good interior has rippled seat covers, overspray on door trim. $25k reportedly spent in last four years. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $82,500. A once chronically undervalued car has found its rightful place in the value chain. The Sprint Speciale has been a hot property in the past few years, and some less-than-perfect examples are now bringing exceptional prices. This is one such case. Well sold. #56-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB LongNose Alloy coupe. S/N 8057. Eng. # 8057. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 29,597 km. Excellent panel fit and paint. Color changed from original deep red. Very good chrome. Very good interior shows light wear on seat bolsters, slightly dry dashboard wood. TOP 10 No. 3 wear. Modern Alpine cassette radio. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,650,000. Ex-Mel and Noel Blanc. Ultra-desirable 4-cam V12 with six carburetors. Roused from the slumber of recent storage, it’s clear the paint has suffered most. Sold by Christies in Monterey 1997 for $365k, it has appreciated quite smartly, despite the poor care it has received. Well sold. #33-1968 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO Ferrari Classiche-certified. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,365,000. Said to be one of 25 alloybodied 275 GTBs. Beautifully presented in superb condition. Once sold by Christie’s in Geneva 1996 for $199k, which we said was low (SCM# 13943). If that buyer is the seller today, well, that’s the kind of capital-gains problem we should all have. Market-priced. #12-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N 08005. Eng. # 08005. Red/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 50,419 miles. Excellent panel fit, superb paint shows a few small flaws. Very good chrome. Appealing, well-done interior, somewhat dry dashboard wood. Blaupunkt two-band radio. Ferrari Classiche-certified. A Ferrari Club of America 99-point Platinum Award-winner in TOP 10 No. 10 Missing console center air vent covers, small tear in dashboard top tray. As David Gooding mentioned during the auction, the car may have appeared in a fun, semi-pornographic Italian film in the ’60s. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $137,500. The subtlest of the early cars, the Lamborghini Islero was successor to the 400 GT 2+2 and one of Ferruccio’s favorites. This one had great eyeball, but details let it down. Buyer got a bargain. 2005 and 2008. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,127,500. The 275 and 330 GTS are wonderful 1960s drop-top, front-engined V12 Ferraris, but as their values soar, it’s interesting to remember that there was a time when many regarded them as boring-looking V12 Fiat 124s. They become more classic in look as the prices go up. At top estimate, well sold, but is this the new market? 80 #46-1969 FERRARI 365 GTC coupe. S/N 12795. Eng. # 12795. Lipstick Coral/tan suede. Odo: 21,506 km. Excellent panel fit. Largely original paint is in very good condition, showing some aging and minor stress cracking. Very good chrome overall. Original suede interior is very good, except some splitting on driver’s seat. Motorola AM/FM radio. Shown at Pebble Beach. Ex-Barbara Hutton, the original “poor little rich girl” and mother of racer Lance Reventlow. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,072,500. Hutton special-ordered this, the last 365 GTC built, in Lipstick Coral and coupe. S/N 6243. Eng. # 2254. Bronze metallic/brown leather. Odo: 98,041 km. Originally delivered in this rare and very attractive color. Variable panel fit, just past original build quality. Very good paint shows minor prep issues. Chrome is good, with a few small areas showing wear and pitting. Chip in lower windshield. Original rear seat is re-dyed and a bit stiff; incorrect front seats in different hide. TOP 10 No. 6 #24-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10511. Eng. # 10511. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 73,506 km. Variable panel fit, with both doors out at rear edge. Paint is shiny, but shows cracking from shrinkage on many panels and a variety of touched-in chips. Very good chrome. Clean interior, with seats showing some side bolster had it delivered to her home in Morocco. Wonderfully preserved and maintained, it’s quite stunning in person and strangely attractive. Well sold above the $950k high estimate, but not badly bought either as a unique piece. #63-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 04038. Giallo Fly/black targa/ black vinyl. Odo: 11,370 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows small area of sinkage near nose badge, some adhesion bubbling on C-pillar at fender on both sides. Very good interior. Becker Europa two-band radio, Ferrari badge on nose. Multiple concours wins 2003–11. Fascinating period competition his- tory. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $320,000. This Dino was once fitted with a custom fuelinjection system, now removed but included with the car. It was tested by Elliott ForbesRobinson and set a track record at Willow Springs. Restored for show and fitted with a vertical Ferrari badge on the nose, Dino badging elsewhere. While Dino mania has swept the land recently, no one caught this car’s fever. Perhaps the market has reached a plateau. We will see. TOP 10 No. 8 #21-1995 FERRARI F50 Spider. S/N ZFFTG46A9S0103289. Red/red & black cloth & leather. Odo: 889 miles. Very good panel fit. Very good paint, some glue stains on left headlight cover. Seats show staining, side bolster abrasions. Mileage believed actual. Two owners. Ferrari’s ’90s su- percar, one of 349 built. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,375,000. Still wearing original Goodyear tires; the catalog advised that a service would be required before use, due to lack of use. The interior seemed to indicate that the few miles driven were fairly hard ones. Well sold. Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 4 #23-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Derby Speedster. S/N S158FR. Eng. # 21588. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 117 miles. First restored in 1953, then again 1984–90. Stunningly maintained and presented, this Springfield Rolls could still win prizes today. Superb panel fit. Excellent paint and bright trim. Very good interior, just broken in. Earned costing $20k–$40k, you would have a really pretty $30k car. #25-1935 DUESENBERG MODEL JN sedan. S/N 2587. Eng. # J500. Metallic brown/tan leather/tan cloth. Odo: 9,221 miles. Variable panel fit. Shiny paint shows various small nicks, scratches, stress cracks and touched-in chips. Good chrome. Good dashboard, seats show some soiling and rugs are second in class at Pebble Beach Concours 1992; AACA National first, CCCA 1st. Said to be one of four extant. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,980,000. A sleek and elegant design that is also quite sporty. The 95-hp engine also gives it real get-up-and-go. Sold by Christie’s at West Palm Beach, FL, in 1999 for $421k (SCM# 15358). It was one of the great surprises of the sale to us all, more than doubling the $850k high estimate. But given the style and quality, worth every penny. #1-1934 AMERICAN AUSTIN coupe. S/N B5954087. Eng. # 01347. Dark blue & gray/blue cloth. Odo: 64,308 miles. Decent amateur restoration, now settling out. Variable door fit. Paint is presentable but shows some flaws and aging. Good bright trim. Good interior, but materials seem more suited to a mod- lightly worn. Original engine was J559. Delivered new to dancer and film star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $594,000. A sleek and beautiful sedan, modernized by a later owner; some changes were reversed during its last “restoration” 40 years ago. Still presentable, and fully deserving of a fresh frame-off re-do. Well bought, considering how wonderful it will be once done. #48-1940 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16 sport coupe. S/N 5320042. Eng. # 5320042. Red & tan vinyl/red & tan patterned cloth. Odo: 16,624 miles. One-off, alloy-bodied twodoor by Derham, with known provenance from new. Restored in early ’70s. Very good panel fit, except left door out at rear edge. Paint very presentable, but shows large areas of checking, a few stress cracks and small ern sofa than a vintage car. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,600. A ’30s microcar full of character and very stylish. Sold at Mecum Kissimmee in January for $16k (SCM# 199175). Before that, a $14k no-sale at Dan Kruse Houston in November 2012 (SCM# 214665). The market speaks again here. After a proper restoration Keith Martin’s dings. Very good (if very bright) interior and superbly finished dashboard. Ex-Nethercutt Collection. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $156,750. Some of Derham’s work can be a bit awkward, and I’d call this car “striking” rather than “beautiful.” The color scheme and interior fabric seem very ’70s as well. Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2010, when it was rated 3+ for $176k (ACC# 165765), and it has continued to unwind. Time for a new restoration. © Sports Car Market The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe June 2013 81 ™

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL RM Auctions — The Automobiles of Amelia Island High-sale honors for the entire Amelia Island weekend went to a stunningly well-prepared 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible, sold at $4.5m Company RM Auctions Date March 9, 2013 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 81/88 Sales rate 92% Sales total $26,854,600 High sale 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible, sold at $4,510,000 Buyer’s premium 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible coupe, sold for $4,510,000 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead, select images courtesy of RM Auctions Market opinions in italics auction under the dazzling Florida sun. With the Atlantic Ocean serving as a backdrop, one could not ask for a more attractive stage. On the other side of the Ritz, The Golf Club of Amelia Island unfurled its flawlessly manicured green, where the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance takes place the day after the auction. During this special weekend, it is as though the air itself is infused with energy. Jet-setting international bidders arrived prepared R and informed, and they spent the preview days inspecting the consignments closely. The event was successful indeed, as the sell-through rate increased to 92% and totals increased by over $4m, even with 27 fewer vehicles on offer. Full CCCA Classics played a prominent role, com- prising about one-third of the offerings. There were three L-29s on offer from the well-known Jim Fasnacht Collection: The Pebble Beach-recognized 1931 cabriolet sold for $407k, the 1930 sport cabriolet with Voll & Ruhrbeck coachwork sold for $990k, and the 1929 town car in original condition sold for $154k. L-29s come to market rarely, and seeing three exceptional examples at 82 M returned to the RitzCarlton on Amelia Island on March 9 with one event was a privilege. Two very attractive Stutz automobiles raised strong money. The 1930 SV16 Monte an exciting array of motorcars for Carlo realized the expected $550k. It was once in the collection (perhaps “accumulation” is a more accurate word) of Stutz cars and parts hoarded by the eccentric A.K. Miller. The 1933 DV32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston was the surprise of the auction, nearly doubling the high estimate when it sold for $1.5m. High-sale honors for the entire Amelia Island weekend went to a stunningly well-prepared 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible, sold at $4.5m. Of the five Mercedes-Benzes offered, only the Gullwing failed to sell, hitting a high bid of $910k. It remains to be seen how long the steady ascent in 300SL values will continue, but the rising tide has certainly lifted values for its smaller sibling — a very well-restored 190SL sold for $220k here. There were only seven no-sales and a few I could understand, such as the 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C that was only bid to $900k against a low estimate of $1.5m. A very well-restored Tucker also failed to sell when the bidding stalled at close to $1.5m. The sale of Tucker #43 by Barrett-Jackson at their January 2012 event for $2.9m set a new high-water mark for Tuckers, and time will tell if that was an outlier or the start of a long-term trend. All the cars were presented with RM’s mar- keting finesse and expected attention to detail, and the 81 cars that did sell made for an exciting and interesting event. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 10%, included in sold prices

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #110-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE drophead coupe. S/N B203AE. Burgundy & maroon/burgundy fabric/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 90,325 km. Restored in 2009 at a documented cost of $400k. Bentley “B” in door handle and embossed in leather seating. Rebodied from Hooper Saloon to current Park less paint and brightwork. An outstanding example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $107,250. The aggressive price paid here was in recognition of the high-quality restoration. Price paid would buy a quality BN7, but it would not be finished to this level. This will soon have a trunk full of trophies and other awards. #108-1962 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 876857. Eng. # R44379. British Racing Green/black canvas/tan leather. Odo: 85,263 miles. Well-presented example with JDHT certificate and 2007 AACA awards. Finished in the right colors. Nice interior. Equipped with tool kit and period AM radio. All num- seen at Mecum’s 2007 sale in Belvidere, IL, where it was a no-sale at $185k (SCM #45420). Prior to that it no-saled at BarrettJackson’s 2002 Scottsdale sale at $162k (SCM #30136). It looked much more presentable today, with many of the minor nits taken care of. Well bought and sold, just over the $325k low estimate. Ward coachwork. Retains original RudgeWhitworth racing wheels. Unique Lejeune mascot. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $156,750. This sold at Worldwide’s April 2011 Houston sale for $143k (SCM #177976). It then no-saled at RM’s August 2011 Monterey sale at $155k (SCM# 185496). In hindsight, the seller might as well have taken the Monterey offer. Well bought. #106-1952 NASH-HEALEY roadster. S/N 2240. Eng. # 1153. Silver/red leather. Odo: 40,932 miles. A very original unrestored example still with the engine it was born with. Needs everything. Missing rear-view mirror. GERMAN bers match. The Series I with covered headlamps and smaller taillights is among the most desirable XKEs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $107,250. A well-sorted Series I at a most favorable price. Not so good that you can’t drive and enjoy, so there should be many miles of enjoyable touring ahead. Fair all around here. FRENCH #151-1939 TALBOT-LAGO T23 cabrio- let. S/N 93463. Two-tone blue/tan fabric/ burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 9,020 km. A rare and desirable 4-liter Talbot-Lago. Restored by White Post prior to acquisition by seller in mid-2000s; used and enjoyed since. Numerous minor paint chips and headlamp bucket dented. Said to be one of only 12 produced. One of 252 by Pininfarina. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $94,600. Price paid almost doubled the $50k high estimate, and considering the condition, I have to wonder why. It looks shabby as-is, but with the prohibitive cost of restoration, buyer is advised just to pick away over time and use in the meantime. #185-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L2348. Eng. # 29DRUH2709. Gunmetal/Colorado Red/black fabric/red vinyl. Odo: 77,577 miles. Freshly restored by noted marque expert and only driven a few test miles. Numbers-matching with BMIHT certificate. New seats with matching wool carpets and side panels. Flaw- Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $159,500. A powerful driver. This was last seen at RM’s May 2012 Monaco auction, where it no-saled at $130k (SCM #206476). The market has picked up in the past year, rewarding the seller’s patience. Well bought and sold, squarely in the middle of the $140k–$180k estimate range. #138-1947 DELAHAYE 135 MS coupe. S/N 800490. Silver/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 14,570 miles. Said to be one of two Delahayes with unique Swiss coachwork. A very original car, unrestored except for one respray. Documented low miles. Trim is scratched; paint issues on bottom of both doors. Shown extensively and featured in several books and articles. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $330,000. Last 84 terior sparkles. Low miles stated to be actual. A most striking example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $220,000. These have been coming into their own of late, and restorations to this level are now justified. No longer a second-choice Mercedes. Well sold, and leading the market. #143-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500674. Eng. # 198- Sports Car Market #149-1941 BMW 327 cabriolet. S/N 87279. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 606 km. Said to be one of 1,304 manufactured 1937–41. Recent restoration to high standard; shown at 2013 Cavallino Classic. Black leather seating with red piping and red carpeting. Brightwork sparkles next to black body. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $247,500. An impressive BMW 327. The quality of the restoration warrants a higher value here, so I will call this well bought. #160-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210425500458. Eng. # 1219215500513. Graphic Gray/gray fabric/red leather. Odo: 40,054 miles. Restored to perfection in 2004; Best of Show at 2004 190SL Group National Convention. Excellent fit and finish. Fitted with “his and hers” luggage. In

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL 98 05500694. Silver/red leather. Odo: 19,933 miles. Four-year body-off restoration to exacting standard. Air and seatbelts added. A documented two-owner one-family car. Minor paid near the $150k high estimate will look like a bargain in a few years if the market continues to rise. #136-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE cabriolet. S/N 11102312082595. Gray Beige/ tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 48,201 miles. An older restoration, in single-family ownership for 30 years. Interior now slightly worn. Has a few paint issues here and there. Stated to be in good driving order. Unusual but factory-cor- chip near door handle the only deficency noted. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $910,000. Has the Gullwing market peaked, or is this just a minor blip? It’s too soon to say, but this car should have at least reached the $1m low estimate. I have to think the seller will do better next time. #119-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980428500268. Eng. # 1989808500288. Metallic silver-blue/dark blue fabric/tan leather. Odo: 21,585 miles. Restoration several years old but still very presentable. Fitted with Rudge wheels, new top and full set of fitted luggage. Also has removable awards. Cute as heck. Includes other Pan Am collectibles and Lloyd literature. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. With the current interest in microcars, the price paid here seems reasonable. Looked like a good buy from where I was sitting. ITALIAN #144-1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 coupe. S/N 915030. Eng. # 823113. Bluegreen/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 546 km. An older restoration that still presents well. Stylish Touring Superleggera design. Said to be one of only 13 built. A few minor paint issues and slight wear to the driver’s seat are the only rect Gray Beige paint. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. A handsome boulevard cruiser that will draw lots of admiring glances. This car sold for $66k in January 2011 at RM’s Phoenix sale, which we called “well bought” (SCM# 168745). Fully priced here, but if it rang your bell, then no worries. #172-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE cabriolet. S/N 111027003753. Blue/blue fabric/light gray leather. Odo: 94,977 miles. Restored and maintained to original specifications. Equipped with factory Behr a/c. Fourwheel disc brakes and full independent coil springs. An elegant automobile with adequate issues noted. Named Most Elegant Closed Car at 1998 Pebble Beach Concours. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $900,000. The final bid and the seller’s expectations were some ways off here. I think the bidding was a bit light, and the results will be different next time around. TOP 10 No. 9 hard top. A U.S. delivery car with bumper guards and Euro headlights. Has original Mercedes data card and firewall tag. A solid presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $792,000. With the Rudge wheels, this could have sold for another $50k or so without question. As such, I will call this well bought and a solid investment. #171-1963 PORSCHE 356B 1600 Super 90 cabriolet. S/N 158625. Eng. # 0800969. Ivory/black vinyl/green leatherette & corduroy. Odo: 10,057 miles. Equipped with the Super 90 engine that produces 90 horsepower. Only three owners from new. Interior and top recently replaced. Green corduroy and leather- #147-1952 FERRARI 225 “Tuboscocca” Sport coupe. S/N 0168ED. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 5,138 miles. An older restoration showing a bit of wear and tear. Numerous paint issues, window rubber worn. Complete with original tool roll. One of only six 225 S competition Berlinettas. power under the hood. Six-layer top ensures silent touring. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $247,500. Appreciation grows for the 280SE’s style and quality, and values have been inching up. This example was expensive, but the new owner will be just fine down the road. #183-1960 LLOYD LS600 minibus. S/N 6121907. Blue & white/blue cloth. Odo: 22,881 miles. These were used to transport first-class passengers from one terminal to another; this particular example appeared in the TV series “Pan Am.” Now sporting thor- Overall winner at 1955 Cuban Sports Car Grand Prix. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,237,500. This sold at Gooding’s August 2011 Pebble Beach sale for $880k (SCM #183160). Prior to that it sold for $781k at RM’s 2009 Monterey sale (SCM #142121). The seller got a nice return on his 1.5-year ownership. See the profile, p. 54. ette seating. Headlight lenses spotted. Engine clean with no leaks. Optional chrome wheels, headrest and antenna. Fully documented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $143,000. 356s continue to be hot property, and a documented Super 90 cabriolet has everything going for it. Price 86 ough, recent restoration in “Pan American World Airlines” livery. Several concours #109-1958 FIAT 600 JOLLY beach car. S/N 423064. Salmon/white fabric/tan wicker. Odo: 21,528 miles. An unusual Jolly based on the 600 with the larger engine. Said to be one of about 200 produced. Recently restored to high standard. Wicker seating in good order and paint very presentable. With U.S. sealedbeam headlights and speedo in miles. One Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL driver-quality standard. Color changed from Silver Blue at restoration. Minor panel fit issues the only concern. Top speed of 160 mph. Series IIs built by Saoutchik, and the sole cabriolet. Has curved windshield with no top frame. Converted to Berlinetta by 1958, restored in early ’90s and reconverted to original of the best I have seen. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. These have been replicated from Fiat 600 sedans, but this was the real deal. Price paid is a new record, according to the SCM Platinum Database, but if you want the best... #178-1967 LANCIA FLAMINIA Sport coupe. S/N 826232002121. Newmarket Gray/ red leather. Odo: 6,681 km. Restored in 2007 with only minor signs of use since. Said to be one of 187 Super Sports produced 1964–67. Restored in 2008; paint mismatched with a few touch-ups. Attractive red leather interior, Twin 13-gallon fuel tanks. Low miles stated to be actual. Single ownership for past 38 years. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $151,250. Price paid here was near the top of the chart, but considering the condition, a solid transaction. The larger 4.9-L SS motor adds $15k–$20k. #134-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 07724. White/black targa/tan & black leather. Odo: 12,671 miles. Miles stated to be original; car is unrestored except for one respray. Even the mousehair is original. Equipped with optional Daytona seats, factory open form. Displayed in Petersen Museum and shown at concours but never judged. One of Spain’s finest automobiles. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $700,000. Styling is an acquired taste and may not appeal to all. High bid seemed appropriate but was well below the $1.25m–$1.75m pre-sale estimate. AMERICAN #154-1929 CORD L-29 town car. S/N 2926758. Eng. # FD1395. Black & yellow/ black leather & tan fabric. Odo: 25,165 miles. A very original L-29 with unique Belgian coachwork that was adapted from a 1927 Minerva. Paint and glass worn as expected. Brightwork tarnished. Passenger’s area not but incorrect pattern. The Super Sport with three Webers produced 152 horsepower. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $192,500. A nice car but not an exceptional car. Price paid was in the ballpark for condition. Bring it up a notch, and the value will be closer to the $220k low estimate. #181-1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13795. Blue/black leather. Odo: 14,803 km. European car maintained to driver standard. Seating is worn, nose has some road rash. Trim is scratched; chips on lower rocker. Engine bay has not been detailed but is reasonably clean. Complete with service records. a/c and power windows. Correct Cromodora wheels. A very presentable surviving original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $302,500. This would have been an unthinkable price for a Dino just a few years ago, but today it’s market-correct. I doubt there is a better low-miles unmolested example around, so call it well bought. SPANISH #167-1928 HISPANO-SUIZA H6C transformable torpedo. S/N 12036. Eng. # 320104. Cream & white/brown canvas/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 97 km. An elegant design with “tent flap” between trapezoidal side windows. Powered by massive 7.9-L motor. Body updated early in life with full fenders and touched but driver’s leather seating appears redone. A delightfully original car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $154,000. A well-documented, surviving original that will hopefully continue to be maintained but not restored or altered. Price paid was as expected, so all square here. #153-1930 CORD L-29 Sport cabriolet. S/N 2927898. Eng. # FD3029. Dark green/ green fabric/gray leather. Odo: 181 miles. The 1931 Berlin Motor Show car with one-off custom coachwork and secret compartment under the seats. Ended up in Argentina around 1940. Restored in 2004 with thorough documentation, recognized at 2005 Pebble Beach One of 807 produced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $115,500. The 365 was fitted with a powerful V12 and lots of luxury items such as air, power windows and stereo. A good tour car as-is, but restoring this one will put you upside-down in a hurry. The price paid here reflects the long list of needs. #180-1971 MASERATI GHIBLI coupe. S/N AM115492152. Maserati Red/tan leather. Odo: 47,760 miles. Fully documented restoration completed less than one year ago to solid 88 built-in trunk. Very interesting ownership history. Only issue found is some minor wear on the leather interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $495,000. Price paid was well within reason, just under the $500k high estimate, and continues the trend of quality Full Classics being fully priced. A piece of rolling art. #176-1954 PEGASO Z-102 Series II cab- riolet. S/N 010212530136. Eng. # 01020170136. Metallic blue/blue fabric/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 38,292 km. Said to be one of eight Concours. 2005 ACD Best of Show. A stunning and unique Cord L-29. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $990,000. Nearly a million bucks for a Cord of any description is a feat, but this was one special L-29. 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RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL #156-1931 DUESENBERG MODEL J tourster. S/N 2456. Eng. # J444. Black/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 58 miles. Said to be one of eight Toursters built by Derham with disappearing rear windshield. First owned by actor Joe E. Brown and later by Hughes Aircraft, who removed rear coachwork. Restored miles. Recent three-year restoration of a Packard that was found in a backyard and purchased for $35 in the ’50s. Fitted with dual spares, trunk rack and cormorant hood ornaments. One of about seven known. Black livery with red accents very elegant. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $242,000. Quality Packards continue to excite, and this was no exception. While the straight eight does not bring the same money as the V12, no harm done at this healthy price. All should be happy here. #165-1933 STUTZ DV32 Convertible Victoria. S/N DVPC1558. Sierra Sandstone/tan fabric/beige leather. Odo: 69,875 miles. One of about 200 DV32s produced, with four valves per cylinder. Long list of high-profile owners and numerous awards along the way. An elegant design that TOP 10 No. 7 mid-1970s. Properly maintained and numerous awards to its credit. Expected wear and tear on older restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $825,000. An elegant and rather plain design that is attractive with the top up or down. Price paid was in the expected range. Now the new owner can decide how far to go in bringing this back to its former glory. #163-1932 MARMON HCM prototype 2-dr sedan. S/N DD609. Tan/tan leather. Odo: 12,336 miles. Restoration completed in 2011 and won Best in Class at Pebble that year. Basic, minimalist design by Walter Teague’s son while an MIT student. Armored-car styling tends to grow on you. Said to be the only Mar- exudes style. The definition of a Full Classic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,512,500. Price paid here was a surprise to all, nearly double the $800k high estimate. Two had to have it, and when that happens at auction, anything goes. I don’t think we will see this kind of money for another DV32 any time soon. #137-1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ convertible coupe. S/N 2405. Eng. # J530. Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 48,742 miles. Said to be one of three Newport-designed and Walker-built LaGrande convertible coupes, and the only example fitted with an SJ factory supercharger—thought to be original to the car. Bellhousing and frame not original. First in Class at 1998 Peb- TOP 10 No. 1 mon equipped with V12. Headlights mounted in fender, á la Pierce-Arrow. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $407,000. Last sold at RM’s Meadow Brook 2007 sale for $891k (SCM #46027). It did not sell at RM’s 2011 Monterey sale when it was bid to $475k (SCM #183140). The O’Quinn estate rolled the dice and lost, as the high bid in 2011 now looks darn good. Price paid here was about right. #166-1932 PACKARD EIGHT Deluxe phaeton. S/N 194335. Eng. # 194328. Black/ black fabric/burgundy leather. Odo: 96,002 Powered by Fireball Eight with Compound Carburetion. Loaded with desirable options such as heater, radio and turn signals. Very elegant color combo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. Restored to perfection. Certainly all the money for a Buick, but this is one of the best examples I can recall. Expensive but worth it. #155-1948 TUCKER 48 sedan. S/N 1003. Maroon/tan fabric. Odo: 13,502 miles. 335-ci H6, 2-bbl, auto. The third of 51 Tuckers produced. Once owned by George Lucas. Exacting restoration to very high level. Body panels straight and uniform. Interior and instrumentation to perfection. Nothing to fault. Cond: 1. ble Beach. Has participated in several Duesenberg tours. Was once in the General Lyon Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $4,510,000. A stunning design on a well-documented SJ Duesenberg. Previously sold for $2.8m at RM Phoenix in 2007 (SCM# 44069), and before that, for $1.27m at Christie’s in Lyndhurst, NY, 1998 (SCM# 14617). Expensive, but one of the premier automobiles in the collecting world and a solid investment. See the profile, p. 64. #177-1936 PACKARD TWELVE road- ster. S/N 904479. Eng. # 939207. Red/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 2,967 miles. An older restoration that still presents well. Numerous awards include Best of Show at Greenwich 90 Concours. CCCA Senior car. Equipped with dual spotlights and Trippe lights. Engine clean and tidy. Leather interior showing a bit of age. Delightful choice of colors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $341,000. A Packard V12 roadster creates a lot of excitement in the Full Classic world, and this example, even with its older restoration, sold for a healthy sum. Perhaps a bit too healthy, but in time the buyer should be okay. #113-1941 BUICK ROADMASTER con- vertible. S/N 13982970. Sequoia Cream/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 75,118 miles. Recent restoration by marque expert with a long list of significant awards attesting to the quality, including Buick Club of America Gold Award. NOT SOLD AT $1,475,000. When BarrettJackson sold a Tucker for $2.9m at their January 2012 sale (SCM# 192463), all bets were off. That became the high-water mark, and all Tuckers offered in the future will be compared to that sale. This was a superb car, and considering the B-J sale, it’s worth more than this high bid. © Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL Auctions America — Fort Lauderdale 2013 The jewel-perfect 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sold for $880k — exceeding the price of any 300SL sold at Amelia Island this year Company Auctions America Date March 22–24, 2013 Location Fort Lauderdale, FL Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 369/515 Sales rate 72% Sales total $17,462,150 High sale 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $880,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $880,000 Report and photos by Robert Malke Market opinions in italics A uctions America delivered three days of classic, vintage, sports and race cars to eager bidders at their Fort Lauderdale sale. The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center is a clean, comfortable and relaxed arena for displaying, selling, shopping and buying — with convenient access to hotels, restaurants and the interstate for a fast gateway. Parking was never an issue if you had five bucks in your ashtray. The 515 cars were staged for easy pre-inspection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1965 Chrysler Imperial “Black Beauty” — a functioning promotional car for the original “The Green Hornet” series — failed to sell at $60k. Another eye-catcher was the highly restored and detailed 1956 BMW Isetta, with bubble back window and rare “Z” belt molding, sold at $39k. Representing its polar opposite, a 2001 BMW Z8 in triple-black with barely 10k on the odo made $138k, not far from the original MSRP. But the car that stood out from all others in the huge hall was the jewel- perfect 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing. Riding on Rudge wheels, with fitted luggage, it sold at $880k — exceeding the price of any 300SL sold at Amelia Island this year, and earning high-sale honors for the weekend. The second-highest sale was no surprise either: A very early Shelby Cobra, the 23rd built, sold for $534k. Its history read with the auction block in the middle of the hall. The selection was just right for three days — not too many and not too few, with an excellent variety of consignments at a range of prices. The big attention-getter for the weekend was the 1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe convertible once owned by Steve McQueen and used in his last movie “The Hunter.” Now offered by Rick Harrison of TV’s “Pawn Stars” fame, it was well bought and sold at $88k. Three Mopars on offer also sported show-business ties. A 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee” stunt car from the 2005 “Dukes of Hazzard” film sold at $45k; the 1971 Challenger convertible from “The Mod Squad” series no-saled at $50k; and one of my favorites, the 92 like a novel: bought, used, discarded, left for dead, acquired, rebuilt, modified, engine swap, repaint, and finally a new home. It was probably the most photographed car of the show. And for many attendees, that is exactly what this event is: A really neat car show. You don’t have to buy a car to participate, but if you do have your checkbook, you can leave with a life-sized souvenir. The buyers, sellers and car enthusiasts I spoke to all had a blast. More than 500 cars spread out over three days is a lot to choose from, but it’s a manageable pleasure. © $5m $10m $15m $20m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL ENGLISH #734-1959 BERKELEY SPORT road- ster. S/N 74. Pewter & red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,593 miles. Looks like a kit car, but about 3,000 of them rolled out as production vehicles in England 1956–60. Straight body, average paint. Vinyl seats and trim, some instrumentation, a boat-like steering wheel and a glass hood, performance options, engine dress-up kit and vintage aluminum wheels wrapped with set of repro Coker Redlines. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $61,000. Way too nice to use. Tigers seem to be fast approaching Big Healey money, north of $60k. For a tripleblack example with everything going for it, price seems market-correct. #554-1976 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. 4-speed. Chain-driven front-wheel drive powered by 3-cylinder motorcycle engine. Lights, bumpers, egg-crate grille and integrated headlights with plastic covers make it look like a real sports car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. Sold here in Fort Lauderdale a year ago for $16,500 (SCM# 197170), so the seller turned a tidy profit. I used to see these little guys at vintage races years ago and always thought, “You’re taking your life in your hands...” Still, a popular, rare micro-sports car. Well sold. #457-1960 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS5863. British Racing Green/light green hard top/black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 43,295 miles. Award-winning car. Originally white, now replicates a factory rally Works car. Fitted with light green hard top and front-, rear- and roof-mount fog and spotlights. Interior perfectly detailed and outfitted with rally stopwatches, map light and a mechanical S/N V811537LCA. Eng. # V5401537LFA. Silver blue/blue leather. Odo: 52,768 miles. Very slick factory color over an impressive laser-straight body with flashy trim. Interior is well kept with barely worn hides. Under the offs. Standard commentary would say, “This car might do better at a venue like Amelia Island or Monterey,” except this is actually a stronger price than any of the 300SLs earned at Amelia this year. Have to call it marketcorrect. #511-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 493945. Blue & white/white vinyl/gray vinyl. Odo: 29,924 miles. Truly over-restored. Features desirable bubble rear window and deluxe “Z” belt molding, highlighting the twotone blue paint. Painstakingly detailed. Cond: hood is the mighty Aston 4-cam V8. Auto tranny, Toyota-looking rear spoiler, tacky Mustang wheels with skinny tires. At least the original wheels are included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,600. Not a perfect car, but it had a ton of eyeball, and the crowd here loved it. Decent sale. GERMAN #586-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Halda Speedpilot rally computer. One of the best presented cars here. Sold new near Pensacola. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,400. The proud owner was hoping for something close to $40k and decided to sell it when the bidding slowed down. Prudent choice; now he can focus on his next show-winning project. Fully priced for a large-mouth TR3, but you’d be hard-pressed to replicate it for the same money. #540-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B382001496LRXFE. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 45,455 miles. Tripleblack. Over-restored, with deep, mirror-clear finish. Amazingly accurate bodywork. Bentley-quality detailed interior with optional wood wheel. Nothing overlooked. Added LAT 94 wheels; no side-view mirror. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $880,000. Great car in a rare color combo with valuable options such as Rudge knock- Gullwing. S/N 1980405500515. Blue/red leather. Odo: 356 miles. Restoration completed only a few years ago, still flawless. Unusual DB320 paint color. Mirror-smooth bodylines better than new. Virginal interior. Noted options include radio, Hirsch antenna, matching red luggage and Rudge knockoff Street detail under the hood, no a/c or power steering to break. Minimal road grime underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. 190SLs are appraching $200k, but this simple Pagoda SL with desirable 4-speed stick looked like a good deal for both the seller and buyer. #416-1966 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 302076. Gray/black vinyl & cloth. Odo: 43,465 miles. Straight looking, relatively solid, minor usual issues in the battery and front pan area. Broken Hella 128s wedged in the valence. Undercarriage decent. Alloy framed wood wheel and small horn button wrong for this car, perhaps repros. Nice wood dash trim, original gauges, correct early grille, missing original deck-lid Porsche script and Sports Car Market 1-. SOLD AT $39,050. There were a number of microcars at this sale. With the recent phenomenal sale of the Bruce Weiner Collection last month in Georgia, there must still be a residual demand. That said, I thought that this car would do more. Well bought, just a little low for condition. #460-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210009744. Blue/blue cloth/Bone vinyl. Straight and solid with little signs of the typical rust issues. Paint is OK, trim mostly shiny, the MB-Tex interior is very clean and stock in appearance with light wear.

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL Online sales of contemporary cars 2012 Porsche Panamera blew a hole in the vault door at Gooding Amelia Island, reaching $140k. I guess the sky is the limit. This one sold near market, yet high for condition. Well sold. #591-1965 FERRARI 330 GT coupe. S/N 330GT6561. Red/black leather. Possible older resto, nice overall. Interior smells new. Nardi wood steering wheel, U.S.-spec gauges. Borrani wires, even a Borrani spare. One of 1,080 Date sold: 04/07/13 eBay auction ID: 271182209140 Seller’s eBay ID: 87roadracer Sale Type: Used car with 4,100 miles VIN: WP0AA2A79CL016693 Details: Black over black leather; 3.6-liter V6 rated at 300 hp, 7-sp auto-shift, RWD Sale Result: $71,500, 10 bids, sf 479 MSRP: $75,200 (base) Other current offering: Greenville Automotive in Greenville, NC, offering a blue-over-beige 2012 Panamera with 5,446 miles for $78,991. 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 coupe 911 emblem. Fairly correct engine compartment, maybe some updated electronics and fuel pump. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $56,100. Seems a usable driver for the price and is probably well bought. Nice ones are creeping well past $125k. With a few extra bucks, parts and some tidying up, it will be a great driver. #617-2001 BMW Z8 Roadster. S/N WBAEJ11090AF77448. Black/black hard top/black cloth. Odo: 10,149 miles. Gleaming black stands out against the back wall, lined up with a new LFA, a Gullwing and some ’60s and ’70s Ferraris. Seats look like they were never sat in. Opening the door is like breaking built. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $126,500. These earlier quad-headlight cars come at a slight discount, with an SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation of $85k–$125k, compared with $110k–$150k for the two-headlight Series IIs. Call this a strong price for condition, but not a bad buy. Date sold: 04/05/13 eBay auction ID: 330898366626 Seller’s eBay ID: desertautosport Sale Type: Used car with 11,777 miles VIN: 1G1YN2DT5B5800182 Details: Cyber Gray Metallic over Ebony leather; 6.2-liter V8 rated at 638 hp, 6-sp, RWD Sale Result: $74,000, Best Offer, sf 2277 MSRP: $110,300 (base) Other current offering: Black Horse Motors in Naples, FL, asking $99,900 for a Supersonic Blue 2011 ZR1 with 2,400 miles. 2013 Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham #737-1968 FIAT 500 2-dr sedan. S/N 6015007. Beige/brown vinyl. Odo: 59,415 km. A 10-footer in length and presentation, looks good from every angle. Overall very detailed and nicely pre- BEST BUY the seal on a can of fresh coffee, only the smell is that of BMW showroom. Absolutely new. A modern-day Cobra with timeless looks reminiscent of the ’50s BMW 507. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. Bidding shot straight up over $100k and then slowed down a bit, which tells me there were two serious buyers in the room. The auctioneer didn’t have to work real hard to hammer this sold. Fair price paid. ITALIAN #553-1958 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA spider. S/N 49503368. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 43,081 miles. Decent paint, evenfitting doors, trunk and hood open and close nicely. New chrome everywhere. Interior spartan and stock looking with correct gauges. Some modest aging and spider cracks on the Date sold: 04/05/13 eBay auction ID: 171018347552 Seller’s eBay ID: bedfordlr Sale Type: New car with 16 miles VIN: SALVT1BG3DH756242 Details: Orkney Gray over Vintage Tan leather; 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 rated at 240 hp, 6-sp auto, 4WD Sale Result: $94,685, 11 bids, sf 11 MSRP: $89,545 (as equipped) Other current offering: Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis in Golden Valley, MN, offering a Victoria Beckham Special Edition Evoque for $120,000. ♦ 96 sented. Engine room tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,825. These vintage 500s continue to grow in popularity, helped by the modern Fiat 500s now seen pretty much everywhere, as well as the forces of the microcar market. This one certainly cost more to redo than what was paid for it. Good buy! #558-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNM003252. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 13,639 miles. About as showroom original as you can get. Possibly original paint, definitely original interior. Low mileage, well cared for, rare color, super-clean body. Laterstyle gauge layout. Leather aftermarket shift knob. Stock-looking motor, headers and Ansa- transparent Alfa horn button. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. A nearly perfect ’59 model year Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL style pipes added. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,650. As far as affordable exotics go, you can’t beat a Pantera: Italian beauty and a good old Yank Ford powerplant. It is refreshing to see something other than red, black or white. The market is inconsistent, but they seem to hang around the $50k mark. Sold on the money, but I think these are vastly underpriced. #822-1982 FERRARI 400I coupe. S/N F101CL35567. Blue/tan leather. Basic Ferrari road car. Seems well taken care of, only minimal signs of modest age and wear. Original paint, stock interior, V12, 5-speed. Many of these cars were gray-market imports, so proper leather. Odo: 39 miles. Pristine restoration. Born a seven-passenger sedan, converted at unknown time to Fleetwood dual cowl phaeton. Superb paint and trim. Fitted with dual sidemounts with chrome full enclosures, luggage rack, wind-wings, dual driving lights, mesh radiator guard and Goddess radiator ornament. Body-color dashboard trimmed with engine-turned inserts and Jaeger gauges highlight the interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $203,500. Tons of eyeball and excellent workmanship. But considering the version, sale price looks strong. Well sold. shades, rear gas heater, sun visor, cowl lights and disc wheels. Mechanically sound. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,200. These are somewhat rare and historically significant cars, but the restoration certainly cost more than what it sold for. Market price paid for the car, very cheap price paid for the restoration. paperwork can be a concern, but this aboveaverage driver seems just fine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,475. Sure, the 400i isn’t a big-money classic, but it is a real V12 front-engined Ferrari, and this one had a 5-speed. I think it was correctly bought and sold, toward the lower end of the $19k–$35k SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation. #786-1985 LAMBORGHINI JALPA P350 coupe. S/N ZA9JB00A4JLA12376. Black/black leather. Overall decent driver condition. Original paint has held up well, as has the black partial leather interior. Aftermarket radio, hideous ground effects and gaudy rear spoiler. Gold-painted wheels with zero offset stuffed into the truck-sized fender flares. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,300. This was the only Lambo released during the company’s stint of receivership, and it failed miserably, with only 410 built over six years. Considering this one’s modifications, it was very well sold. AMERICAN #771-1924 MOON LANDAU 6-40 sedan. S/N 33605. Blue & black/black vinyl/blue & black cloth. Odo: 11,348 miles. Exquisitely restored. Excellent fit and finish. Doors latch effortlessly every time. Nickel-plated grille shell, headlights, exterior trim, steering wheel center and gauges all of timepiece quality and not too opulent. Modestly optioned with rear 98 frenched-in antennas, license plate and rear bumper, custom steel grille shell and custom fabricated tinted-glass roof insert—hence the car’s show name, “Starlite Coupe.” Untouched survivor. Paperwork and trophies back to its inception. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,700. This was well documented with tons of paperwork, receipts, original build drawings, photographs, judging cards, fliers and trophies. Quite a fair price for a piece of automotive history, and hopefully the new owner leaves it alone. #563-1931 CADILLAC V12 dual cowl phaeton. S/N 1001774. Green/tan cloth/brown #805-1930 FORD MODEL A “Starlite Coupe” coupe. S/N A2362693. Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 714 miles. Original chopped drag car with 303 3-carb Olds mill and Buick 3-gear. Interior has white button-tufted bucket seats. Steering wheel and column are from a ’64 ’Bird, dash has custom-made chrome panels with period SW gauges and a T&C radio. Extensive custom bodywork: chopped, #588-1932 LINCOLN MODEL KB dual cowl phaeton. S/N KB830. Tri-tone red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 36,802 miles. Restoration looks as if it was finished yesterday. Immaculate throughout. Radically raked dual-windshield design. Tri-tone paint, special chrome trim, low-profile trunk, mahogany wood-trimmed running boards, chrome wire wheels, Pilot-Ray lamps, optional twin spares mounted at rear, dual-sided whitewalls allaround. Rear passenger compartment instrument panel is fitted with speedometer and clock. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $275,000. My choice for most beautiful Classic at the auction. Past awards included Best of Show at Amelia Island and Best in Class at Meadow Brook. Price paid was within the market with possible upside. #824-1934 DESOTO AIRFLOW 2-dr sedan. S/N 6078798. Silver/brown cloth. Odo: 15,064 miles. Very well restored, nice finish, but weak exterior fit. Perhaps it’s because, like most Mopars with great styling, it was built crudely in the first place. Beautiful Art Deco appointments. Chrome interior trim, correct upholstery. Seat details are rather “Mechanical Age” looking, like something out of a Tin Goose. Of 1,584 coupes built in 1934, 15 are thought to exist. Previously owned by former president of the Airflow Club of America. Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,450. This felt like something of a cross between a military truck and an airplane. The V-shaped windshield and stylish waterfall grille made the car very aerodynamic and fuel efficient for the time. Last sold at RM Phoenix 2012 for $52k (SCM# 192662). Well bought here. #738-1938 AMERICAN BANTAM MODEL 60 roadster. S/N BAN6140638. Red & white/tan vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 54,839 miles. The car that inspired the Donald Duck cartoon car features some unique styling found on expensive, full-size Classics: twotone paint, swooping body lines, fender skirts, rear-mounted spare, dual mirrors, dual tail- pectation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,275. Crosley won Sebring in 1950, if you can believe it. Started out life as a radio, morphed into a refrigerator, and evolved into a car. These have always been collectible, even as junkyard specials and wall art. Market-priced. #650-1957 DODGE CORONET convert- events. Runs and drives. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,500. Herman Hillegass was well known for building competitive sprint cars well in period. This sold for a fair sum and probably represents the market. Someone will have a lot of fun sliding on the dirt tracks. lights and an Art Deco radiator ornament. Interior pleasantly appointed. A show-worthy example, one of about 2,000 built in 1938. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,250. A sought-after prize today. At first glance it looks like an amusement car ride. It was hard not to jump in on the comical auction action. Well sold, but a very nice example. #788-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N H112808. Black/black cloth/ red leather. Odo: 39,360 miles. Late ’90s restoration refreshed mid-2012. Paint still very nice, minor blemishes due to age. Trim fits well and lines up straight. Interior is complete, #594-1951 CHEVROLET DELUXE convertible. S/N 20JKL2964. Yellow/black cloth/black leather. 235-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Driven by Steve McQueen in his final film, “The Hunter,” and then purchased by McQueen himself. Offered here by Rick Harrison, “Pawn Stars” co-host. Restored 10 years ago, now showing modest aging. Local carshow quality. Detailed dash. Stock under the ible. S/N 35235605. Yellow & black/black vinyl/yellow & black tweed. Odo: 87,779 miles. 325-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Classic “Forward Look” design with flowing fins and raygun-style taillights. Noticeable minor ripples on slab bodysides, popular bumblebee paint two-tone. Lots of chrome and detail on the dash; push-button tranny, AM radio and a 45-rpm record player. Motor compartment is factory-fresh. Carpeted trunk with spare and jack. Nice presentation, well preserved. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,000. This car came from a museum collection years ago. Seller was hoping for $70k but let it go at this slightly light offer. Well bought. #789-1957 LINCOLN PREMIERE con- hood except chrome valve cover, converted to 12-volt, new battery. Modern radio added. Still wearing all the factory Deluxe trim, fender skirts, painted steel wheels and stainless caps with wide whites. Period-correct and complete by all standards. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. A car worth $45k doubled in value, thanks to the “McQueen Factor.” Unlikely that the “Pawn Stars” connection added anything. #723-1951 CROSLEY HOT SHOT Su- detailed, tidy and still show-ready. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,000. ’40 and ’41 cabs seem to float in the $40k–$90k range, depending on condition and geographical factors. This car sold for a fair price for condition, providing the small V12 has no oil-feed issues. Couldn’t replicate it for the price. #731-1950 HILLEGASS MIDGET racer. S/N 473. Blue & orange/tan leather. Very authentically restored using only original period accessories. Franklin steering, brass knockoffs, progressive rear-end, correct Belond exhaust headers, Houdaille lever shocks. Powered by the then-popular Ford V8-60 fitted with Eddie Meyer twin-carb intake and finned aluminum heads. Has sufficient history to make it eligible for vintage dirt track 100 per Sport roadster. S/N VC10359. Light green/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: 17 miles. Good prep and paint, well-assembled body. Tidy sparse interior, featuring basic gauges, canvas folding top and trunk-mounted spare. Improved OHV cast-iron motor and 4-speed; four drums. Resto level here far exceeds ex- vertible. S/N 57WA34304L. Women & drinks digital wrap/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 80,031 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A pretty solid old car wearing an outlandish “art car” wrap advertising SX Liquors. Body very straight. Chrome and stainless remarkably scuff-free. Interior appears stock; nice original detail on the dash, instruments, knobs and switches. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,500. Given by SX to Laurence Gartel, “the father of digital art,” one of whose favorite canvases is cars. Not sure if the buyer was going for the art or the car here. But either way it could be a good deal, since a #2+ Premiere rag-top could fetch more than double this in the right setting. Well bought. #612-1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER 2-dr hard top. S/N 57WA68831M. Red/red & black vinyl. Odo: 109,283 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mercury’s flagship car, with unique features such as programmable seats, speed computer and breezeway rear window. This example near perfect. Rare color combo for 1957. Unique roof-line with the twin jet air intakes and sculptured 1/4-fins has “jet age” written all over it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,750. This car Sports Car Market

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL #642-1965 BUICK RIVIERA GS coupe. S/N 494475H922673. Tan/tan vinyl. 425-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Clamshell Riviera Gran Sport with dual-quad Super Wildcat V8, dual exhaust, console and bucket seats. Arctic white outside on a clean chassis with browntoned interior with woodgrain accents on the dash and console. Optional a/c, tilt plastic was part of a Canadian collection of cars, all meticulously restored to 2+ or 1- condition. Although the Turnpike Cruiser was a stylish, flashy space-age car, it wasn’t intially well received by the public. Today they are rapidly gaining in demand. Well bought and sold. #573-1963 FORD GALAXIE R-code Lightweight 2-dr hard top. S/N 3N66R142720. White/red vinyl. 427-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 4-sp. Trunk lid, doors and fenders are fiberglass; bumpers and brackets are aluminum. Interior stripped, no insulation, radio or heater. NHRA scatter-shield under the hood. All may not be original to the car, but looks wood sport steering wheel, power windows, power vent windows. Spotless overall. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,150. The Riviera was the epitome of cool in the ’ 60s. Performers such as Red Skelton, Leonard Nimoy and the Rat Pack wanted to be seen in them. Strong money paid, although it is a dual-quad GS in great shape. Well bought and sold. period correct. Lightweight ID tag welded to front cross-member verifies authenticity, as does paperwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $106,700. Some 50 Galaxie factory R-code lightweights were built in 1964. This one’s hood was signed by legendary Galaxie racing drivers Dick Brannan and Phil Bonner. These have sold above $100k before, and they will sell above $100k again. Well bought and sold. #581-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N 2023. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 31,338 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very early worm-and-sector car. Started life white with red interior. Not much known about its early ownership, but Shelby Registry says the car surfaced in early ’70s as a basket-case missing some interior, body and drive-line parts. Repainted, reassembled, black seats and #515-1965 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX4190. Blue/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 4,465 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A detailed, well-maintained, modern-day Cobra. Most CSX 4000 series cars were fiberglass, but this one is aluminum, much like the original. Beautiful Brittany Blue finish (factory 1967 Shelby color) over smooth, swooping aluminum skin. Interior is simple, with nice black leather seats, competition gauges. Real 427 with aftermarket aluminum heads. Only detraction is the gloss-black repro Halibrands. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $103,950. These CSX 4000 and 7000 cars are a great value with real Shelby lineage. Another CSX sold at Russo and Steele’s recent Scottsdale sale for $92k, which we called “well bought and sold” (ACC# 214964). Same holds true here. #502-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S120879. Silver/blue leather. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unquestionably rough and neglected with just the right amount of patina. Stressing, cracking and flares were added, a 289 with sidepipes was installed and five-spoke American mags were bolted on the knockoff hubs. Same owner since then. Nice, edgy Cobra with the right amount of patina. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $533,500. Fair price paid, with no end in sight. Nothing beats the presence of a 427 Cobra, but the small-block cars are said to be more practical drivers. June 2013 101

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Auctions America Fort Lauderdale, FL Glovebox Notes 2013 Scion FR-S coupe A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. flaking very old possible urethane paint over what could be the original finish. Stock-looking rat motor wedged against a ’Glide. AM/ FM radio and a/c nestled in a nicely worn-out original interior with cracking leather seats. Paperwork back to 1972. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,350. Strong money for condition, but Corvette buyers appreciate the true rarity of an unrestored car and are willing to pay dearly for it. Price as tested: $24,997 Equipment: 2.0-liter 200-hp DOHC 4-cyl Boxer, 6-speed manual transmission, electric power steering, 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic brake force distribution, Smart Stop technology. EPA Mileage: 22/30 Likes: The perfect blend of a track car and a daily driver. Stiff racing seats, but comfortable for a long drive. The tuned suspension makes it feel like the car is on rails. Instrument cluster isn’t overloaded with information — just the crucial gauges. I didn’t feel overwhelmed with features that I am not going to use on a regular basis. The sporty suspension and short gears made all of my trips seem like a track day. Dislikes: When parking in a parking lot, you have to snake your feet out of the door if you don’t want to kick the door panel. On longer trips it would be nice to have a place to rest my right elbow without it falling into the center storage compartments. The wheels are the only major exterior piece I dislike. A few things that didn’t bother me, but which might bother the average user, are the stiff suspension, audible road noise and the small rear seats. #510-1967 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N 67F202F2A02738. Nightmist Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 91,066 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in 1995 and looks good. Painted original Nightmist Blue with correct black interior. Correct factory 140-mph speedo, correct under-dash gauge pack, 8k tach. Proper seatbelts, harnesses, wood steering wheel and five-spoke Kelseys wrapped in was a marketing ploy in California. I gave this one a 3+ for cleanliness. Fair price paid for one in this color combo and presentation. #550-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Motion Phase III coupe. S/N 194370S714602. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 15,081 miles. 482-ci 600-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An original unmolested Motion “prepared” Corvette (but not a Baldwin Corvette) with over 20 Motion “Phase III” options, including the 427 (now 482) Motion engine, 4-sp, rare Hone overdrive, Posi and traction bars. Documented with Protect-O-Plate, tank sticker, complete ownership history and a letter of authenticity from Joel Rosen and Motion Performance Inc. The car is signed by both Joel Rosen and Goodyear rubber. 289 Hi-Po stuffed under the hood. Stance and posture is slightly off. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. According to the SAAC Registry, early ownership is vague. Sold originally in the L.A. area, ultimately residing in Minnesota. Purchased by the same guy who bought Lot 515, the CSX 4000 Cobra. Now he has a set of Shelbys. Well bought and sold. Fun to drive: HHHHH Fun to look at: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHHH Verdict: The FR-S is a gateway drug for corners. After you take your first turn in it, you will start hunting for more. Soon, then the speeds you’re taking them at won’t be enough, and you start pushing it to 45 mph around 25 mph corners. This is the revival of late ’80s and early ’90s Japanese tuner cars. Overall, Toyota/Scion and Subaru did a remarkable job combining each of their strengths to produce a reasonably priced sports car. — Brian Baker #467-1968 FORD MUSTANG California Special coupe. S/N 8R01C142574. Yellow/ parchment vinyl. Odo: 29,619 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice-looking California Special. Base 302 with 5.0 Mustang valve covers. Tilt-column, a/c power steering and brakes, Wal-Mart air cleaner, wing nut and complimentary red plug wires. Standard interior has the proper floor and overhead consoles, AM Marty Schorr. It appears that the VIN reads “0” for 1970. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $136,400. Real Motion Corvettes bring double what this car did, but this still has connections to important people and places. This car sold at RM Monterey 2005 for $198k (SCM# 70531). I spoke with both Joel Rosen and Marty Schorr, and they remember the car. They used to see it at the local and regional dragstrips, and it appears to be the same car featured in Marty’s book, “Motion Performance: Tales of a Muscle Car Builder.” Definitely well bought compared with what it sold for eight years ago. #577-1969 DODGE CHARGER “General Lee” 2-dr hard top. S/N XP29F9B237962. Orange/tan vinyl. Odo: 94,870 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paperwork including a California pink slip confirms Warner Bros. as the car’s first owner. Used in the 2005 “Dukes of Hazzard” film. Stunt-driver condition: decent paint, cluttered interior, reportedly “runs and drives excellent.” Has bucket seats, radio and a Grant wood steering wheel. Unappealing brown vinyl with gold-painted metal dash. I question the repro door tag. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,650. The California Special CAR COLLECTOR 102 AMERICAN a B&M shifter, Auto Meter Monster tach, Grant steering wheel. Stunt equipment includes rollcage, fuel cell, left and right linelock braking and a second brake. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $45,000. This had been signed by most of the original TV show cast, and it was reported to be one three movie/stunt cars sold to the public. Market-correct price. © ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 Keith Martin’s

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. Bonhams — The Oxford Sale A replica 1968 Ferrari 250 GT hit the high spot at $381k, and a replica 1939 BMW 328 followed directly behind it at $204k Company Bonhams Date March 3, 2013 Location Oxford, U.K. Auctioneer Sholto Gilbertson Automotive lots sold/offered 41/58 Sales rate 71% Sales total $1,659,516 High sale 1968 Ferrari 250 GT replica, sold at $381,115 Buyer’s premium 1968 Ferrari 250 GT replica coupe, sold for $381,115 15% up to $75,171; 12% thereafter, included in sale prices ($1 = £0.67) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics I t was business as usual at Bonhams’ well-established season opener. Placed on the far side of Oxford from the capital, it draws a slightly different crowd, but as ever, the sales room was standing-room-only. Motoring Department Group Director James Knight took a break from his regular rostrum duties, and Senior Specialist Sholto Gilbertson got to wield the gavel. Attendance was slightly muted compared with last year when, even after two star cars had been moved from the sale room to create more space, bodies spilled out into the cold winter air, tinged with aviation-fuel fallout from next-door Kidlington airport (“London Oxford” as it now grandly styles itself). This time everyone fit inside. Anyway, cutting to the numbers: Including two trail- ers and one horsedrawn phaeton, and leaving out Lot 13, which Bonhams always skips, there were 58 cars offered. Sholto got more than two-thirds of them away. Quite a few 250 SWB re-creations have hit the market in recent months — perhaps having something to do with so many rough 330 GT donors coming out of the woodwork. Here a recently well-executed replica made out of 104 a 1968 365 GT 2+2 hit the high spot at $381k, and another replica followed directly behind it: A 1939 BMW 328 roadster replica with an unmarked chassis and Bristol components looked like the real deal, and it made a fair $204k. A 1965 floor-pedal Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 with a conversion to single-headlight Series II frontal styling managed $128k on the phone, and a 1967 Morgan Plus 4 Super Sports roadster went for $103k, rounding out the six-digit sales. Early Minis are all the rage, but the 529th Morris Mini Minor produced Oxford, U.K. did exceedingly well for its condition. It was a 1959 car still with its original Oxford registration number — but no documents. Rather charitably described as “restoration-ready,” its body shell was beyond saving, so what Sales Totals $2m the vendor got for his $10k was essentially an identity and matching mechanicals. Still on the local theme, a 1927 concours-winning example of one of the first Morris Oxfords with coachbuilt bodywork appeared just as the model clocks up its centenary, all of which helped it to a strong $35k. The popularity of this sale prompted Bonhams to add a second Oxford date last year. For 2013, the sale returns June 15, proving that, among the razzmatazz of new Belgian dates at the Spa Classic and the Zoute GP later in the year, this low-key event is a nice little earner. © $1.5m $1m $.5m 0 Sports Car Market 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. CANADIAN #314-1927 MCLAUGHLIN-BUICK MODEL 28.496 Master Six tourer. S/N 140099. Eng. # 2080521. Cream/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 36,475 miles. Used as a recovery truck 1936–62. Now recently restored and incredibly clean. Newish leather and carpets. Plating is pretty good, but applied over ripply in 1953. Clean and tidy with recent paint, seat vinyl hardly worn. Now with 14-inch wheels, electric fuel pump and hydraulic brakes from a Morris Minor. Recently rebuilt and not yet run in. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,177. Bought by the vendor from Bonhams’ Harrogate sale (another annual staple) in 2009 for £7k ($11k). With £8k ($12k) invested since, this time it went for the right money, slightly cheaper than a Vintage example. #332-1939 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE High- engine (up from 1,548 cc) and coachbuilt sedan body are what clinches it. Last appears in the SCM Platinum Database in 1986, not sold by Sotheby’s at an undisclosed high bid (SCM # 641). radiator sides. Motor tidy but not concours. Buff canvas top new. Nice period Brooks trunk fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $89,814. Said to be one of only two built in 1927 for the 1928 model year, and used for the Prince of Wales’ 1927 ceremonial tour of Canada. In U.K. by 1933. Sold a little higher than expected. #312-1928 MCLAUGHLIN-BUICK MODEL 28.50C sedan. S/N 140873. Maroon & black/black leather & beige velour. RHD. Odo: 69,143 miles. Known in the U.K. as the “Pullman Limousine.” Restored in 1990s following an engine fire, using a donor car for fitted, which could mean it’s now got a pressure-fed crank, which would be a good thing. Wears a later distributor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,672. On the money for a nice, restored saloon. There will be cheaper Sevens out there, but they won’t be Vintage, which confers extra value. parts. Paint and interior good. Microblistered chrome on lights and radiator. With glass partition and still wearing original registration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,286. This sold postauction for what feels like bargain money—not much more than an Austin Seven and two-thirds the price of a bullnose Morris. Well bought. ENGLISH #305-1927 MORRIS OXFORD 2-dr se- dan. S/N 187468. Maroon & black/black vinyl/red leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,598 miles. Very straight body and nice paint. Obviously cherished, as the nickel radiator shell has been buffed until it glows. Minor dings in headlamp rims add character. Unworn vinyl inside. Motor tidy, correct and original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,578. Quite stiff money for a flatnose, but in line with what the vendor and auctioneer were expecting. The slightly bigger 106 #348-1931 AUSTIN SEVEN Swallow roadster. S/N B33403. Eng. # M130622. Green/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,659 miles. Pleasing A7 special originally bodied as a saloon by Swallow (which made the original coachbuilt bodies for Sevens and eventually became Jaguar), then rebodied into this style rear. Well maintained over the years by all the right names, so I assume no mechanical issues. With overdrive. Add 100k to recorded mileage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $76,073. Sold in the room for the expected money, but not greedy and might well retail for more. A beautiful and beautifully looked after car that has never been restored. Worth keeping this way, and let’s hope the new owner feels the same. #306-1939 RAILTON EIGHT Fairmile drophead coupe. S/N H745376. Yellow & brown/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 61,375 miles. Straight with a shiny repaint, older plating has a few dimples. Newish and hardly worn leather. Timber okay but could do with refin- #355-1929 AUSTIN SEVEN top-hat sa- loon. S/N 76535. Eng. # M141394. Maroon/ black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,042 miles. Really nice restored order. Good and newish vinyl body and roof, decent seat leather and good headlining. Extra oil gauge Vision sports saloon. S/N B1548MR. Eng. # 74BP. Fawn & black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 97,479 miles. Rare and unusual saloon with extra glass let in at forehead level. Body is straight, but paint is flaking; plating is all good. Leather has beautiful patina, probably original. Delightful roller blind remains in ishing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,600. In Italy from 2006. Not sold in the room but appeared in the results afterwards. Later advertised for sale at a well-known New Forest dealer for the same number of pounds that he paid in dollars. Well bought with a margin for profit. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. #340-1949 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80” pickup. S/N R06101664. Blue/buff canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 55,230 miles. Restored in 1980s. Solid chassis, some microblistering in paint. Canvas tilt in good shape. Still has original engine, which is rare. With car in Morgan circles. It sold for the right money. #333-1970 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1R1655. Blue/beige cloth/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 11,000 miles. Miles recorded from new. Very original, solid with good floors, no rot and recent exhaust—but just feels a bit woolly in a not-great-for-retail color that’s said to be original but looks like an older repaint. Gray leather original, now lightly soiled Hendon last April (SCM# 201434) and nowhere near as historically important. Offered at no reserve, and sold very well, just as Bonhams knew it would. heater. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. The £10k offered in the room would have been more than enough for this a couple of years ago, but in light of a couple of huge recent early Series I sales, the vendor was evidently holding out for more. #337-1950 JAGUAR MK V 3½-liter drophead coupe. S/N 640391. Cream/buff canvas/red leather. Odo: 44,488 miles. Very straight with a few tiny cracks and pickle marks in paint. Newish leather is unmarked, front seatbelts fitted. Plating has a few small blemishes, but overall very good. Low mile- 2. SOLD AT $60,512. Only two owners in 52 years. The first sold it to the current at Brooks’ Beaulieu sale in 1997, according to the auction catalog. Rightly sold at this healthy price today. #343-1967 MORGAN PLUS 4 Super age appears genuine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $77,600. One of the star cars of the sale alongside Lot 314, the “Prince of Wales” McLaughlin-Buick. Last sold at H&H Duxford in April 2012 for $87k (SCM# 197776), and before that believed sold at $65k in 1997 with a claimed 39,920 miles. Bid about $19k short of what was being asked, which after auction premiums would have left the owner of 11 months about even. #321-1959 MORRIS MINI MINOR 2-dr sedan. S/N MA2S4629. Blue/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 46,971 miles. Rotten, rusty basketcase coming apart at the seams. Rear valence hanging off, doors detached. Original seat vinyl well worn. Not even the original color; the only thing going for it is the nice original local Oxford registration—which, along with the engine, floor starter and chassis plate, is all that’s likely to make it as far as the finished restoration. The 529th made. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $10,374. Worse than the $65k car sold at 108 Sports roadster. S/N 6537A. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 14,858 miles. Low-line Plus 4 in super condition. Looks better than new because it might be. Polished brass door hinges are taking things past the extreme. Leather is newish, Simpson lap belts fitted. Seller says the owner had a new one built in mon). No MoT, as carbs declared not working (what?). Mileage claimed genuine and probably true given how often these “fail to proceed.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,560. Sold online after a low $5k start. Slap in the middle of the estimate range — I’d say that’s fair for a presentable and crack-free car that still has a few detail needs. 1993, taking this one’s identity, but this is the original, now with tuned TR4A engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $103,284. Normally having two cars out there with the same chassis number (hence the “A” suffix on this one) would kill the deal, but this appeared to be a well-known FRENCH #316-1918 DE DION-BOUTON MODEL HD 15CV tourer. S/N HD22751. Eng. # 183240. Green/black canvas/varnished timber. RHD. Magnificently imposing. Good wooden seats, tarnished copper and brass radiator shell and lamps are quite charming. Top is in good Sports Car Market #326-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT714945. Eng. # 1666. Old English White/black vinyl soft top/black fiberglass hard top/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 63,628 miles. Looks original, but well restored about 20 years ago. Chassis rails straight and well Waxoyl-ed. Seat vinyl unworn and likely original. With hard top. Cond: and creased. Like the XK150 it was standing next to, it sits on old Michelin Xs, so clearly little use in recent years. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $96,549. Recently sold for $88k at Bonhams Brooklands in December 2012 (SCM# 214576). Let go here at a fair price under lower estimate. I’d say fairly to expensively bought. Sorry to be disrespectful, as it was once owned by a gentleman murdered by the Irish Republican Army, but great cars can’t choose their owners. #330-1975 LOTUS ELAN Plus 2S 130/5 coupe. S/N 1910L. Eng. # P31726. Green/ beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 42,914 miles. Last of the Elans, equipped with 5-speed. Nicely restored with good paint, what chassis you can see looks OK. Fair original vinyl interior, dash delaminating (normal). Headlights are stuck, so there’s a vacuum tank leak (not uncom

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Bonhams Oxford, U.K. shape as it’s quite recent. Big ends said to have been done 10 years ago. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,831. Into the U.K. from France in sound. Dull radiator shell and headlights. Offered with spare engine (with porous block). Reverse gear noted not to engage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,102. Probably marginally more useful on the road than an Austin Seven by virtue of its greater engine capacity, and slightly cheaper. Best used as-is, otherwise it’s a complete resto. #318-1963 PANHARD PL17 saloon. S/N 2174792. Blue/black/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 74,770 km. A creation by Andy Saunders, who sold of many of his custom cars at RM’s London sale in 2008. Stock shape, but one-piece fiberglass flip-front hides hot modern PSA 1980s with the suggestion that it had been in service with the gendarmerie (think Keystone Kops) and acquired by a small consortium at a Bonhams sale in London in 1996. Not a lot of money for an Edwardian people-carrier if you compare it with recent Bentley and RollsRoyce woodie prices, so I’d call it a decent buy in a very tiny market. #329-1922 BENJAMIN TYPE B cycle- car. S/N 1951. Blue/brown leather. Good older restoration. Nice brown leather. Staggered seats (it’s very narrow). No odometer. Now with SU carb on new manifold, although origi- (Peugeot/Citroen) bits engineered by Paul Coleman of Coltech Classics. Custom quilted interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $9,908. Not sold, and not sold at Bonhams’ December 2011 Brooklands sale either (at an undisclosed high bid, SCM# 191776). Probably incenses Panhard folk, and perhaps it’s just too subtle for hot-rodders. GERMAN nal is included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,392. Ex-Works team car on the 1922 Bol d’Or, driven by the notorious and colorful Violette Morris, sold in the room at more than anyone expected—but this is an unusual, possibly unique cyclecar that can go straight out on VSCC events. #327-1922 CHARRON CHARRONETTE 2-dr sedan. S/N TC118725425. Green/green leather cloth. RHD. Charming three-seater cycle car, taller than it is wide. Tatty older paint and patina on timber, but #342-1939 BMW 328 replica roadster. S/N 85345RC. White/red leather. Odo: 9 miles. Looks brand new with leather never sat in. A slightly odd one, this. According to the catalog, the owner bought it as genuine, then during restoration found another existed with the same chassis number. Surely the Bristol of glue on center console. Reverse light wire hanging out of gearbox. Rome plates. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $128,542. Sold barely a month ago at Bonhams’ Paris sale for $154k, which I called “well sold” (SCM# 215274). It sold on the phone for the right money today, leaving a little leeway for retail. #323-1968 FERRARI 250 GT replica coupe. S/N 11945. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 11 km. Good replica made out of a hangingpedal 365, with authentic wobbly rivets and splatter welding. Back of rear arches looks and cylinder head, gearbox and back axle must have been a clue... Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $204,314. This sold in the middle of its sensible estimate range after a small battle between the room and a phone. For a real one (and most people won’t be able to tell), the price more than triples. #345-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304312005054. White/ 110 Sports Car Market gesting a heavy-handed resto). Motor tidy and original, interior typically unworn with new leather. Hard and soft tops included, as per usual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,494. Bought from the Vitor Ribeiro Collection in Monaco for €33,350 ($43k) in 2006. This time sold at a fair price for an example that’s not the sharpest but will probably go on forever. ITALIAN #334-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Series I coupe. S/N 6635. Eng. # 6635. Black/red leather. Odo: 78,642 km. Body all straight. Converted from four-headlight front to Series II configuration. A few sink marks in paint, one chip out of driver’s door. New leather just taking on a little shine on the driver’s side; dab black cloth soft top/white hard top/blue leather. Odo: 14,699 miles. All the usual average SL features: Rear chassis legs are flaky, bumpers are scratched and front fenders have lost small swages inboard of headlights (sug

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Chad Tyson (All English within quotes minimally edited from online sellers) #L171-1991 MAZDA RX-7 convertible. S/N JM1FC3521M0903499. Red/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 4,760 miles. “Last model year. 100% original in every way. Full documentation. Believed to be 4,760 original miles. All books and window sticker. Only two owners. Original factory BBS wheels and tires. Recent service. Ice-cold air conditioning. Power top with removable targa roof.” Condition: 2+. Bonhams Oxford, U.K. feels a bit freehand. New leather, headlining and crackle finish to dash. Still with power steering and a/c; gearstick detached and floppy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $381,115. Top money for a replica, about twice what was paid for one at Coys in London this past December (SCM# 214579). But this was brand new and unused. #335-1975 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000 coupe. S/N AR2413801. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 37,950 miles. Sharp, straight and shiny, with an older windows-in repaint. No rot in structure or footwells, a few polish marks in bumpers. Seat vinyl appears all original and good. New master cylinder. With tools SOLD AT $6,916. Imported from Portugal. Sold on the phone for £1,000 ($1,500) under lower estimate, so either the reserve was lower than usual or the seller must have had a rethink. SOLD AT $16,960. A strong price for an equally strong car. The last year for the second-generation RX-7, which makes it just that much more desirable than say an ’89 or ’90. Bought ahead of the curve, making it well sold right now. Mecum, Kissimmee, FL. 01/13 #49-1972 DATSUN 240Z custom coupe. S/N HLS3064331. Yellow/black cloth. “Highly modified turbocharged, intercooled Datsun engine. Super solid straight Z. Electromotive ignition, fuel injection, modified suspension, big brakes front and rear, strut braces, fuel cell, oil cooler. High-quality build.” Condition: 2-. and handbook. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,379. It’s got all the right names and concours awards behind it, and this was a strong price. Big money bid in the room didn’t buy it, but a deal was done post-auction for the same sum. At least the buyer didn’t lose interest. SOLD AT $10,450. These cars are fun enough to drive, but throw in an intercooled turbo and it’s time to buy stock in your favorite tire company. This one is maxed out for the market, but you can’t build one this nice with this as your budget. Well sold and well bought. Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ. 01/13. #290888269788-1977 TOYOTA CELICA ST/GT coupe. S/N. RA24091567. Silver/ black vinyl. Odo: 08,185 miles. “Superstraight clean and very solid. Runs and drives nicely, but has been in storage for a while. No advanced rust. Factory ST grille and original GT stripes on the side. Dashpad has typical cracks. Factory a/c and AM/FM radio.” Condition: 3. #328-1982 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000041825. Red/tan leather. Odo: 27,906 km. Older windows-in repaint, sill seams are squashed, red overspray underneath, since black lower half was repainted in past year. Motor “restored” with silver Hammerite. Mileage low, and there are new Microblistered radiator shell, rechromed bumpers. Motor clean and tidy. New top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,359. Originally a New Zealand car, brought to the U.K. in 1997. Sold slightly over top estimate, probably fair for condition. #311-1927 BUICK OPERA coupe. S/N 1709958. Blue & black/blue velour. Odo: 89 miles. Straight body, good paint, nicely dulled radiator shell. Slightly moth-eaten seat velour. injectors. Leather lightly creased and soiled. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $144,821. Slightly improved since last time it appeared at Coys in Monaco 2012 (described as a 1983 car), where it sold for $69k (SCM# 201810). This needed to be cheap to give some leeway to sort the cosmetic issues, but obviously the vendor didn’t share that vision. JAPANESE SOLD AT $4,729. One of the few cars from the fuel-starved 1970s that actually looks attractive. There was a lot of interest, perhaps because these haven’t been seen regularly for decades. Fairly bought, but I don’t see much room to flip it and come out ahead. eBay Motors. 112 #352-1981 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER BJ40 utility. S/N 050088. Black/black velour. Odo: 93,300 km. Shinily blown over rather than sharply restored, which was the hope from 10 paces. Steering column shroud held together with tape, but seat velour is unworn. Double rear doors. Roll bar fitted. Cond: 3+. In this ownership since 1996. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,833. This sold post-auction for about the same number in dollars that the vendor expected in pounds, making it look something of a good deal. © Sports Car Market AMERICAN #315-1927 BUICK MODEL 27 Master Six roadster. S/N 1769149. Green, yellow & black/brown canvas/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 88,793 miles. With golf club compartment and dickey. Newish leather, unworn in dickey, new carpets. Good plating on lights.

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Highlights from McCormick Palm Springs, Mecum Boynton Beach and H&H Buxton Fran and Ron Green’s Verde Classics Museum Collection ENGLISH #28-1929 LAGONDA 2-LITER lowchassis tourer. S/N OH9489. Green/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 5,724 km. Restored in 1980s by noted restorer Nigel Dawes and looked after since by Cedar Garage, with an engine rebuild by South Cerney Engineering in 1992. Still in very nice order Fran and Ron Green’s Verde Classics Museum Collection auction held by Mecum Auctions Company: Mecum Location: Boynton Beach, FL Date: February 22–23, 2013 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Mike Hagerman Automotive lots sold/offered: 81/81 Sales rate: 100% McCormick Palm Springs Sales total: $3,609,320 High sale: 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible, sold at $143,000 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal The Pavilion Gardens with redone leather in good shape, nickel plating glowing nicely. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $151,840. Fetched double its estimate, but it’s been through all the right names in its second life, and the selling couple was there to answer any questions (which is the way to do it). Well sold. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #17-1935 ALVIS SPEED 20 SC drophead coupe. S/N 12082. Black/green leather. Odo: 3,400 miles. Said to be one of only four models bodied like this by Lancefield. Excellent older restoration is just settling in. Mileage is since it went back on the road. Clean, tidy motor and nice patina on leather. Plating all good, discreet flashing indicators now fit- #427-1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible, sold for $58,800 Company: McCormick Location: Palm Springs, CA Date: February 22–24 February, 2013 Auctioneers: Frank Bizzarro, Jeff Stokes, Rob Ross Automotive lots sold/offered: 406/530 Sales rate: 77% Sales total: $7,445,811 High sale: 1931 Packard 833 convertible, sold at $115,500 Buyer’s premium: 5%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston 114 1929 Lagonda 2-liter low-chassis tourer, sold for $151,840 Company: H&H Location: Buxton, U.K. Date: February 26, 2013 Auctioneer: Julian Royse Automotive lots sold/offered: 32/49 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $1,068,530 High sale: 1929 Lagonda 2 Litre speed model tourer, sold at $151,840 Buyer’s premium: 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.66) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Sports Car Market ted. With complete period tool kit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $150,992. The star of the show and quite rightly, selling a touch under Lot 28, the $152k Lagonda. A really nice car that deserved its price. Last sold by H&H post-auction, after its 2006 sale in London for $112k (SCM # 42271). H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #35-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 660240. Red/red & beige leather. RHD.

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Roundup Odo: 3,010 miles. Looks brand new, but apparently most of it was done in 1995. Paint is only two years old. Upgraded with 5-speed box and front discs. Period competition history includes the 1959 Trengwainton hillclimb and the Land’s End Trial in 1961, an event still run today. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $105,186. Muddy past (in an appealing way), but the restoration had sterilized any connection to it. But upgrades are what the market wants, and these and condition will help it sell at a bit more profit. Offered but not sold at H&H’s Duxford auction in April of 2012 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 203337). H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #S22-1954 MG TF 1250 roadster. S/N HDC461654. British Racing Green/tan leather/tan leather. Odo: 2,848 miles. Lovely MG with paint in mostly excellent condition. Chipping on body inside driver’s door. Chrome strip on right side of hood coming undone. Light scratches on front bumper. Front-opening suicide doors don’t line up. Wide whites. RAC badge on front bumper bracing. Classic MG interior: octagonal Jaeger matching numbers should please the new owner. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #65-1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD sedan. S/N SHF17. Two-tone metallic green/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 94,962 miles. Older two-tone metallic repaint starting to fail, peeling under rear window and other crevices. Good chrome bumpers, trim and glass for age. Interior redone in tan vinyl. Heavy water stains beneath all four vent windows. Engine compartment driver-quality, stock and dry. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,938. Like so many older Rollers, correct maintenance here evolved into whatever was cost-effective. For RHD and condition, this running sedan was well sold—especially since it brought $12k five weeks ago at Silver’s Fort McDowell sale (SCM# 215022). McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. instruments, folding windshield, woodgrain steering wheel, bucket seats (not original). Owner’s manual in glovebox. Fresh exterior belies dingy engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,800. British Racing Green can transform a nice British car into something quite extraordinary. This example is proof of that. It had its flaws, but none that a little TLC couldn’t fix. Well sold, above the $39k SCM Pocket Price Guide high valuation. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #13-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 SE roadster. S/N A812238. White/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 643 km. Fairly average car with an older partial restoration. Converted from left-hand drive but still matching-numbers. Door fit not bad. Leather is picking up some dirt in the grain. All present and correct underhood but #156-1965 JAGUAR MK X saloon. S/N 1D75317BW. Old English White/maroon vinyl. Odo: 64,932 miles. Straight sheet metal, factory gaps, one respray in original white, light scratches, minor peeling. Excellent chrome, perfect glass all around. No rust or body repairs found. Factory Connolly hides redone in tan vinyl, all timber in place. Underhood is driver-quality, stock engine. Starts on first try, no smoke, sounds great, and half the kid’s soccer team will fit in there. not concours. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,075. Repatriated to the U.K. in 1997. Well sold, but June 2013 Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,188. Jaguar Chairman William Lyons decried the Mk X as too large for Jaguar’s image, and this example looked even more imposing in Old English White. A rust-free Arizona car, this would be an easy cosmetic restoration. The original low-mileage drivetrain seemed sound, and if you could forego replacing the serviceable vinyl interior with Connolly hides, you wouldn’t go upside-down. The buyer apparently had similar thoughts, and took this one home under low estimate. A satisfying deal for both parties involved. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. 115

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Roundup #1-1967 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N CA2S71047131A. White & black/gray & red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,286 km. Late Mk I, rebuilt by owner using replacement period shell and mildly upgraded original motor. Interior is in good order and paint, chrome and brightwork, save a bit of road rash on driver’s mirror. Straight panels, even gaps. Chrome wire wheels look sparkly but not original. Small, curved scratch on inside of windshield is the second external flaw noted. Mint interior. Detailed engine compartment reflects pride of ownership. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Simple elegance, the right colors, 4-on-the-floor, compact size and sweet E-type DOHC engine making the right sounds adds up to British sedan nirvana. There were 28,666 3.4-liter cars made, and few remain today in this concours-level condition. But the right buyer wasn’t here, and the seller was correct to take it home. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S24-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS pleasingly original, although material is likely repro. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,534. Slightly expensively bought, but that’s to the benefit of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which will receive the proceeds. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #42-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Sebring replica coupe. S/N HAN971982. Green/black vinyl & velour. Odo: 82,905 km. Sebring “evocation” built around a new Heritage shell and 1967 Sprite Mk IV identity— which means it’ll have full rear springs instead of semi-elliptics and radius arms. Fiberglass front, rear and roof, with aluminum door skins. (Originals were mostly aluminum.) coupe. S/N DBSV810100LC. Kent Green/ medium green leather. Odo: 56,328 miles. First V8 model from Aston Martin. Reportedly has been restored to factory spec, with very little to fault. Original paint nearly perfect. Good, but not concours-quality, chrome. Likenew interior with custom Connolly leather seats in pleasing color. Original AM/FM radio. Driver-grade engine compartment with lightly soiled, plastic back window good. Interior leather creased commensurate with mileage, dash good. Stock engine moderately clean. Attractive 20-footer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,525. Having ground-up restored a ’63 E-type and owned a ’67 for almost two decades, checking out this Series II was interesting. As expected, gone were the three SU carbs of the Series I, replaced by dual Strombergs that choked the DOHC engine from 265 hp to 245. This particular car showed evidence of a casual repair from a front-end shunt that pushed the nose back into the monocoque. Expensive to make right, and with 8,627 Series IIs made, I’d pass on this one and seek another. Sold appropriately for condition. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #16-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW drophead coupe. S/N DRH9768. Metallic beige/dark blue cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 32,000 miles. Coachbuilt Shadow by Mulliner Park Ward. Forerunner of the Corniche, but more elegant. Special-order Mercedes-Benz beige. Restored, straight and Completed 2005 and still practically as-new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,662. Offered by the same seller as Lot 1, the Mini, with all proceeds benefiting the RSPB. Not eligible for any form of historic racing, but it’ll make a nice road car for only a little more than the price of a Frogeye Sprite—or, conversely, twice as much as an average, original ’67 Spridget. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #412-1968 JAGUAR MK II 3.4 saloon. S/N P180908DN. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 80,200 miles. Appears fresh inside and out. Correct and immaculate BRG chrome detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. This brawny Aston was displayed just outside the main building under one of the tents, which didn’t do the stunning Kent Green color justice and helps explain the lackluster result. Previously sold at the Kruse Atlantic City sale in 2001 for $29k, which we called “on the money” (SCM# 24568). Today it was well bought, slightly below market. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #176-1970 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 convert- ible. S/N 2R14029. Regency Red/tan cloth/ beige leather. Odo: 87,335 miles. Thick Regency Red paint shrinking and lifting on nose and passenger’s side. Hood way out both sides, right door pushed back to rub bodywork. Road-rashed windshield, bumper blades good with aftermarket overriders. Chrome wire wheels with BSW tires. Beige cloth top proper with refinished veneers and good plating. Leather trim scheme with contrasting blue piping looks a bit young for it. Fitted with a/c. Includes tool kit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,717. This spent its early life on Jersey, hence the low mileage and lack of rot. Fair money for such a nice surviving original. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. #150-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF27011U. Black/black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 64,156 miles. One owner, 20-footer. Originally yellow, later resprayed black over lumpy panels. Distracting springy-thingy antenna. New top does little to offset long-term neglect. Interior tattered, with Chestnut Brown vinyl seats torn and split, similarly sad door panels, wood dash cracked, padded radio speakers propped in rear corners. Underhood stock and filthy. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,613. Just under 95,000 TR6s were built 1969–74, and most were exported to the U.S. We received the 104-hp engines with dual Strom- 116 Sports Car Market

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Roundup berg carbs, while lucky Europeans received fuel-injected versions with 150 hp. Since the ’74 reviewed here arrived under its own power, it’s apparently operational. For a sports car without worry over parking dings or road rash, here’s an option. Market-correct price paid. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #258-1978 MGB convertible. S/N GHH5UJ464355G. Old English White/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 8,203 miles. Rubber-bumper MGB, no rust or repairs evident. Light dings and scratches in paint and side trim, straight panels, factory gaps. Tasteful tape pinstripes, good glass and convertible top. Underhood stock, dirty, valve cover leaking, single Zenith carb. Interior in good order, no rips or tears in vinyl. Starts on first try, no smoke or noises. Probably a good driver. More than a half mil- was $271,780 plus taxes.) Well bought. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #7-1994 MG RV8 convertible. S/N SAR- RAWBMBM001224. Nightfire Red/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 6,623 miles. One of 1,983 made. Very low mileage, straight and unworn, no scuffs or scrapes. Interiors don’t last well on these, getting grubby very quickly, but this one is virtually unmarked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,114. Japanese-market car (you can spot one by the front wheelarch “eyebrows”), repatriated in 1997. Slightly stronger money than these were reaching two years ago, but this is a low-miler and probably one of the best around. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. lion MGBs were built 1962–80. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,463. Unibody MGBs have always been popular with enthusiasts, as the entry fee is low, and parts are plentiful—even brand-new bodies are available. Odometer was probably on its second lap, but that’s offset somewhat by zero rust. Purists prefer earlier chrome-bumper examples, and price paid here was just under low estimated market value. I consider this one well bought and fairly sold. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #141-1994 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL R coupe. S/N SCBZB03C2RCX52157. Metallic beige/beige leather. Odo: 64,799 miles. U.S.-spec grand tourer, wonderful craftsmanship maintained. No evidence of prang, mishap, or flaws in paintwork found. Interior looks unused, perfect timber. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,825. There’s something about sporty seats mint. All equipment and options working. Looks and smells new. Very nice coupe. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,700. Having owned two E-types, I’ve always been drawn to the XK8 coupe and its derivative styling. Our Price Guide gives market values of $25k– $37.5k. This was a stunning buy well under low estimate, and had I not been outside taking notes for this report, it would be in my garage. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. GERMAN Bentleys. Of several late-model Rollers and Bentleys on the docket, this was my favorite by far. Low mileage, unmistakably British, clean traditional two-door styling and obtained for the price of a new Honda Accord EX. (MSRP 118 #427-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210421000593. Blue/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 63,000 miles. Looks like a fresh restoration to museum quality. Lovely blue paint on ripple-free metal, even gaps all around, all brightwork fresh. Flawless red leather interior with tight padding, mint dash and instruments. Engine compartment showroom. Chassis clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,800. Normally, three colors on a car #191-2000 JAGUAR XK8 coupe. S/N SAJJA41C2YNA05690. Carnival Red/tan leather. Odo: 40,254 miles. One-owner southern California car, low miles. Factory paint in metallic red, two faint stone chips on nose, remaining finish flawless. Perfect gaps, glass, chromed alloys, recent Michelin rubber. Connolly leather interior lightly creased on driver’s side, right front and back BEST BUY turns me off, but this looked great. Though marque enthusiasts have long considered the 190 a stepchild of the 300 series, demand is rising, and this one was eye-wateringly nice. The astute buyer paid well under the $78k high estimate, and seller probably lost a bundle in restoration costs. Well bought. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #51-1959 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 2492774. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 30,704 miles. Impressive Bug with excellent black paint, new trim, windshield and bumpers (including “towel bar” overriders). New weatherseals throughout. Vintage roof rack. Steel wheels in red with trim rings and caps. Doors click shut. Inside, all-new red vinyl with white piping, red carpeting, package shelf under dash. Cracked steering wheel the only flaw. Engine stock and detailed. Pan clean and rust-free. Demerits for delaminating vent windows, micro-pitting door handles, and holes in engine lid for missing chrome emblems—all easy fixes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,488. As Beetles go, this was far better than most I’ve seen at auction in recent years. A few weekends tending to details would have this ready for trophies. The seller was rewarded with a winning bid $3k over high estimate, and the buyer obtained a near-cherry ’59. Well sold, and applause to the buyer. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S67-1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 5583843. Black/black canvas/red & white vinyl. Odo: 45,287 miles. Paint in very good condition. Chipping where trunk lid meets body. Straight otherwise. Excellent panel fit. Nice chrome with right amount of shine. Sliding canvas ragtop in good shape. Immaculate interior. Heavily accessorized with a removable luggage rack, wide whitewalls, headlight shades, bumper extensions, door handle nail guards, contrasting fender welting. Engine bay presents well. Sports Car Market

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Roundup ticulous attention to engine bay. Comes with restoration photos. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. The six-figure prices occasionally paid for these old hippie buses have been regarded as anomalous outliers, but here’s another one to confirm the trend. Still, call this one well sold. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #456-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 250C Not much to fault here. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,300. Cute car with a stylish, purposeful presentation that did the trick. That it was parked in the main tent didn’t hurt, either. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #265-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212013607. Light blue/dark blue hard top/blue leather. Odo: 28,582 miles. Bought new by an Air Force officer who shipped it home; second owner’s “Sunday car” for 35 years. Lovingly maintained, never abused, unibody is corrosionfree. Light scratches in trim, one stone chip on nose. Looks like original light-blue paint. Inte- coupe. S/N 11402312006197. Beige/black MB-Tex. Odo: 34,581 miles. Factory beige color, gaps even, panels arrow-straight. Minor dust in respray. Mint chrome and glass. New Michelin tires, stock body-color hubcaps. Interior clean, driver’s seat slightly baggy, dash #S33-1974 BMW 328 replica cabriolet. S/N 2027USA2. Silver/black leather. Odo: 306 miles. Continuation car by Swiss-based Sbarro. Flawless. Fiberglass body. BMW parts, suspension and disc brakes. Cut-down front-opening doors. Chrome step plates on running boards. Fold-down split windscreen. Rear-mounted spare. Dual exhausts. Black leather interior with woodgrain steering wheel, dash-mounted rear-view mirror, and hidden CD player. Meticulous engine bay with BMW and instruments good. Engine compartment stock but dirty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,355. I’ve always liked this C114 model with its German quality and styling reminiscent of a ’65 Chevelle hard top. With plenty of room for a crate mouse motor, this could be a fun sleeper. Well bought just over the $4k low estimate. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. rior also looks original. Immaculate underhood. Nicest 230SL I’ve seen in years. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,588. One of the last handbuilt cars from Mercedes with many aluminum parts. I found no evidence of seat foam crumbs under the seats, which underscored the garage-queen vibe. Buyer scored an excellent example, and paid just above average retail. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S60-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 13-window minibus. S/N 257073920. Aqua & white/gray vinyl. Odo: 16,871 miles. Handsome six-year restoration. Likenew paint matched by crisp interior. Doors slightly off. Sliding windows. White-painted bumpers and wheels. Chrome hubcaps. Me- #158-1972 BMW 2002 tii 2-dr sedan. S/N 2761050. Mustard/black vinyl. Odo: 79,074 miles. One competent respray in original Mustard, now showing minor scratches, chips. Windshield lightly pitted, remaining glass good. Un-curbed alloy wheels, good bumpers, dual driving lights. Aluminum trim dinged and scratched. Interior clean, with leather aftermarket steering wheel, good upholstery, but seat padding is shot. Hood won’t open, unable motor. Weber 2-bbl. Two stickers: “CAMEL trophy Madagascar 1987 Team Holland” and “24 Heures Du Mans 15–16 June 1974.” Titled as a 1974. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. A thin market with so few produced. Tough to put a value on it, but considering that a real 1938 328 went for $795k at Coys’ December 2012 London sale (SCM# 214594), the price paid here looks harmless. For an impeccable time machine filled with modern BMW technology, I think this was well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #84-1976 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER minibus. S/N 2262094228. Blue & white/gray cloth. Odo: 70,240 miles. Good repaint in original white-over-blue with straight panels, factory gaps. Period-correct roof rack. Silver-painted steel wheels with center caps, tires have about 30% remaining. New rubber weatherseals noted throughout. Windshield and remaining glass very good, except for deep vertical scratches in driver’s window. Interior redone well in attractive gray to inspect engine. No sign of external bodywork or rust repair. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,625. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values these between $11k and $18k, with a collectibility rating of “B.” With 125 hp moving 2,100 pounds, and laser-like handling, they are an absolute hoot. This attractive ’02 was outside McCormick’s showroom on check-in day. On later inspection, some demerits were found, but no deal breakers. It got extraordinary attention on the block, well above the $18k high estimate. Well sold. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. 120 cloth. Pioneer tunes, with board containing speaker hanging by wires at driver’s left knee. Engine stock and dirty, but passed California emissions test. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,555. Savvy owners sometimes brag theirs has a Porsche engine, which is true—it’s the same Sports Car Market

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Roundup one used in the 914. But with the aerodynamics of a brick and 70 hp on tap, even this Type 2 version sometimes has difficulty passing wind. Older mint VW vans have brought some ridiculous bucks at recent auctions, but this example isn’t one of ’em. Well sold. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. BEST BUY #54-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL convertible. S/N WDBBA45AXDB023518. Tan/tan hard top/coffee leather. Odo: 164,149 miles. Straight panels, surprisingly good paint (considering age), excellent chrome and stainless, doors click shut. Windshield wiper-scratched, front bumper has minor road-rash, one stone dent. Aftermarket stainless fender lips added. Chromed factory alloys uncurbed. Engine compartment not detailed. One of the better #S11-1989 BMW 635CSI coupe. S/N WBAEC8414K3268286. Alpine White/black leather. Odo: 46,117 miles. Final year of the model. Paint is very nice with hardly any surface imperfections, even on vulnerable front air dam. Some rust on right side of undercarriage near rocker panel. Power sunroof with rain vent. Elegant but purposeful black leather interior presents very well. Four heated seats. Carpet in trunk is dirty. Driver engine bay. power top perfect. Removable racing stripes on right front fender, white polo-player graph- ones seen of late. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,095. Most buyers interested in these pagoda-roof cruisers prefer the 450SL version, making 380s an initially cost-effective alternative without the stigma of reduced maintenance costs. As a former manager of a Mercedes store, I’ve driven many of both models and found the differences unnoticeable in daily use. The purchase at less than one-third of low estimate was surprising, and someone drove away with the buy of the day. Exceptionally well bought. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #8-1987 BMW M3 coupe. S/N WBSAK0101C08843906. Lach Silver/gray check cloth. Odo: 173,000 km. Early non-cat Eurospec car. Looks a lot younger than its mileage, although it’s been repainted at some point. Straight and tidy, cloth seats unworn. And it’s had the crucial and expensive cam-chain change. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,662. Imported by M3 specialist Munich Legends. Even though the mileage was on the high side, the history was cast-iron and therefore the price paid looked very reasonable. Let’s call it a fair deal both ways. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. 122 minimal wear. BMW cell phone installed in center console. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,500. I’m not sure the buyer could find one in this cosmetic condition quickly, but there are plenty to choose from for less money. With 12 cylinders, I’d shop hard for one with good service records. Just last year, this car sold for $13k at Mecum Indy in May (SCM# 204449). Slightly well sold to a telephone bidder. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S75-2002 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK55 AMG convertible. S/N WDBLK74G22T124424. Silver/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 65,000 miles. Said to have had a complete service, but date and scope unknown. Nice paint and glass. Newer disappearing engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,000. After climbing steadily until 2006, Deloreans have been on a roller-coaster ride ever since. They once again appear to be on the upswing, in the range of $20k–$30k for decent examples, higher prices for pristine examples. This example was well cared for and had low miles, but sold at a middle-of-the-road price. Even if the upward trend is short-lived, the new owner stands to come out ahead. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. ITALIAN #135-1978 FERRARI 308 GT4 coupe. S/N 14428. Black/black leather. Odo: 62,785 miles. Long-term owner. Factory panels and gaps, some scratches and chips noted. Uncurbed factory alloys, brightwork and glass Sports Car Market Owner’s manual and service documents included. Blingy wheels detract. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,200. No resto mentioned in its nearly 25-year history, which was surprising given its all-around good looks with nary a blemish. The rust gave me the jitters, but apparently didn’t bother the winning bidder, who bought it at nearly three times the $9k SCM Price Guide high valuation. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S77-1991 BMW 850I coupe. S/N WBAEG2310MCB73524. Dark silver/gray leather. Odo: 49,000 miles. BMW’s flagship car in 1991. Beautiful inside and out. Great paint with light scratches. Excellent glass and trim. Racing stripes on fender. Magnaflow dual exhaust. Performance package. New Tiger Paw GTZ All Season tires. Interior shows ics on doors. Clean leather interior. AMGtuned SOHC 5.5-L 342-hp V8, competition suspension, larger disc brakes, spoked alloy wheels, high-performance tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,200. This car benefited from Ron Green’s close care, as it was one of his regular drivers. Mercedes luxury and 0–60 in 5.1 seconds for $24k: Count me in. Both buyer and seller should be happy. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. IRISH #S17-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T3BD005698. Stainless steel/ gray leather. Odo: 12,310 miles. Miles are believed to be original. Claims to have been fully restored in 2007. Scuff mark on front bumper. Factory-retrofitted sliding window ports (so gullwing doors wouldn’t hit toll baskets/windows). Small tear on passenger’s seat, otherwise car is in very nice condition inside and out. Has an as-new appearance. Clean

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Roundup good. Interior has unblemished dash top, clear instruments. New custom leather interior smells wonderful; right door panel insert falls off. “Recent” $8k service, new a/c, paperwork Odo: 26,000 miles. Very good restored condition, although that means any period patina acquired under its first famous owner, bike racing World Champion Barry Sheene, is gone. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,055. The racer’s pit transport from new until he emigrated to Australia in 1987. Not sure if it was the Sheene connection or the rarity that helped this to twice its lower estimate, but well sold. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/13. included. Four lovely Weber carbs in a row. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Entrylevel Ferrari, ideal for one who wants expensive maintenance without the stigma of owning a more expensive model. The SCM Pocket Price Guide puts low estimate at $22,500, so this offer was fair, but seller probably expects more for the spendy new interior. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #211-1992 FERRARI 512 coupe. S/N ZFFL940A4N009908LX. Red/tan leather. Odo: 67,500 miles. Factory paint in excellent condition, save stone chips and hairline cracks in front valance. Glass and uncurbed alloys perfect. Tan leather interior mint, driver’s seat barely creased, perfect dash, panels and carpeting clean. No maintenance records. Nicest cheese slicer I’ve seen in years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,500. Three owners from new, and in visually excellent condition, this welltraveled “Red Head” drew admiring glances. Market value is around $60,000, so this was about right for the higher miles and no documentation. Expensive to maintain, more if you don’t. Correct result for buyer and seller. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. JAPANESE #27-1980 SUZUKI LJ80R utility. S/N 500103. Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. 2. SOLD AT $45,100. One of the best sports cars ever built, depending on who you talk to. The NSX debunked the myth that reliability and blistering performance were incompatible. A whisker above current market, but a good buy nevertheless, given condition and fun-to-drive factor—and likely a prudent in- 124 front, power disc brakes, straight axle with drums in rear. Glorious custom red leather seating with French stitching and perforated leather inserts. Jewel-like dash holds AutoMeter gauges, Alpine tunes. Immaculate Chevy small block. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. This was the stuff of teenage dreams back in the day. High bid was much less than build cost, and seller didn’t bite. Correct decision. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S43-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N C57S259506. India Ivory/black vinyl/silver & red vinyl. Odo: 751 miles. 283ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 200 miles since restoration. Sports Car Market paid $27,900 new. Looks like a better-thanaverage driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,300. Japanese vehicles are increasingly finding their way into collector-car auctions. This one-owner sporty car with low mileage and “books and records” would be an excellent daily driver. Buyer picked up a nice used car for a mid-retail price, and seller should be satisfied with the check received. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S65-1995 ACURA NSX-T targa. S/N JH4NA1182ST000675. Red/glass targa/tan leather. Odo: 26,982 miles. One of 780 targatop cars produced in 1995. Respray looks fantastic. Leather seats and carpets show light dirt. Aluminum body and engine. VTEC technology. Mid-engined, rear-wheel drive. Cond: #507-1990 NISSAN 300ZX coupe. S/N JN1RZ24AXLX010688. Red metallic/gray leather. Odo: 55,069 miles. One owner, well maintained. Few stone chips on front bumper and fascia. All-original paint, no evidence of repairs. Clean interior, leather reflects low mileage. Offered here with a two-month-old CA emissions sticker and recent maintenance bill totaling $3,200, including timing belt, water pump and power steering pump. Owner vestment over the long term. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. AMERICAN #289-1930 FORD MODEL A roadster. S/N A3094639. Two-tone green/beige cloth/ beige vinyl. Odo: 96 miles. Fresh restoration, 96 test miles. Excellent two-tone with middle shade on all six wire wheels. New chrome throughout, wind wings with etched floral pattern. Two-tone interior vinyl, immaculate dash, clear instruments, metal surfaces painted body color. Engine compartment as Henry made it. Chassis clean, painted flat black. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $24,750. Henry Ford allegedly said, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black,” but for 1930 the Model A roadster was available in Kewanee, Elkpointe and Apple greens. This fresh example was ready for parades and touring, and seller was right to hold onto it at the high bid. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #443-1930 FORD MODEL A 5-window coupe. S/N DMV38512CA. White/red leather. Odo: 134 miles. Fresh build, 134 test miles. This was put together by a crew that knew what they were doing, and the workmanship is cover-car material. Flawless metal body, filled roof, new glass and seals. Chrome reverse wheels with baby moons, dropped axle up

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Roundup 1992 AACA 1st prize badge in grille. Straight paint and chrome. Optional gold accent package. Spotlight mirrors raise the style quotient. Loads of goodies: dual antennas, door-handle nail guards, spinner wheelcovers over wide with black padded dash. Taillights housed within gold cove trim that extends along rear quarter panels. Show-quality chrome gleams. Stylish spotlight mirror on driver’s side. Power top. Full wheel covers ride on wide #S36-1960 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 convertible. S/N 608CO7089. Red/white vinyl/red, white & silver leather. Odo: 7,737 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New restoration has real presence on the museum floor. Driver’s door alignment off. Chrome wind deflectors. Chrome wire wheels with hand-painted center spinners have nifty futuristic look. Fac- whitewalls. Attractive silver/red color scheme inside, although a bit dingy. Trim bits and material all there. Push-button AM radio. Rear fender skirts in trunk. Continental Kit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $89,100. Not quite concoursquality, but not a whole lot of elbow grease needed to get it there. A stunning car with very few quibbles. The low recorded miles, flat-out good looks and iconic year all drove this carbureted Bel Air skyward into Fuelie airspace. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S53-1957 DODGE CUSTOM ROYALE convertible. S/N 37276818. Glacier White/ black vinyl/black & white vinyl. Odo: 2,549 miles. 325-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in 2012. A few nicks and scratches, but nothing a little TLC can’t fix. Color combo stated to be correct. Driver’s door doesn’t shut properly. Vented window has speckled chrome and is not in position. Interior close to perfect. Me- whitewalls. Crisp and clean underhood reflects low miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,250. A rare, voguish open Merc dressed in fashionable ’50s livery. Hardly any flaws to speak of, although I found the gold cove trim interrupted the clean lines. RM sold a ’55 Montclair for $68,750 from the Staluppi Collection in North Palm Beach, FL, in December 2012 (SCM #214340). As our subject car was in slightly better condition and had a bigger engine, I’d say the new owner got a good deal. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S58-1958 EDSEL PACER convertible. S/N W8UR713383. Ember Red & Silver Gray/black vinyl/white & red vinyl. Odo: 64,323 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 1,876 built. Newer restoration to high standard. Two-tone paint nearly perfect. Superb trim and chrome accents. 18-karat gold plating on steering wheel, wheel covers and accent trim. Light dirt spots on seats, an easy fix. Equipped with the 3-speed auto with pushbutton controls in the steering-wheel hub. Power steering, brakes, antenna, top. Tissue dispenser included—perhaps a prescient dis- tory special-order red, white and silver leather interior beautifully compliments red exterior. Nicely prepped “Twin Cove” instrument panel and “Safety-Vee” steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. Super 88 convertibles averaged $62k in 2012, according to the SCM Platinum Database. At the price paid here, the new owner can do some work and still come out ahead. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S41-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8413176339. Mardi Gras Red/white vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 7,105 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of 337 produced. Last of the 300s to wear Exner’s fins. 2002 AACA 1st; 2002 and 2004 AACA Grand National certification. Flawless paint. Lovely 2+2 leather interior with swivel seats, Astra-Dome instrument cluster. Power steering, brakes, windows ticulous attention paid to engine bay—valve covers painted “look at me” red. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. This one last sold for $40k at Auctions America’s March 2012 Fort Lauderdale sale (SCM# 197162). Before that, it no-saled at $35k at the 2007 Kruse sale in Seaside, CA (SCM# 46344). Not so unique in its design, but extremely rare at auction. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S50-1957 MERCURY MONTCLAIR convertible. S/N 57SL41190M. Fiesta Red/ white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 156 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Purchased in 2009 from the late Dick Clark’s 57 Heaven Museum. Zero miles since newer frame-off restoration. Luscious paint and tri-color interior 126 play of generosity to owners who mourn the demise of Edsel? Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Edsel Pacers have languished in the sub-$20k range. Three transactions in 2012 appear to reflect growing interest in these massive cruisers: Mecum Indy, $47k (SCM #205477); Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, $55k (SCM #197667); and Mecum Kissimmee, no sale at $38k (SCM #200363). This car got a lot of eyeballs. If the mechanicals are okay (Edsel was on the decline in the late ’50s and had quality issues), buyer got a good deal. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. and antenna. Cross-ram intakes painted red against what looks like gold-plated twin air cleaners. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. Top sale of the auction, driven by the outstanding presentation and AACA trophies. That it was also a convertible drove the bidding skyward. This sold right at the high end of the $110k– $145k SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation, which I’d say was a fair deal for both parties. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S32-1961 FORD GALAXIE Sunliner convertible. S/N 1J55X164268. Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 37,703 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Standout paint with chips on front fender. Scuff marks on front bumper. Inconsistent fit on passenger doors. Stainless steel fender skirts flawless. Matching red interior a visual delight with all trim bits there. Unable to inspect trunk. Fresh engine bay with tasteful black-and-gold paint scheme. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. Rewind to early 2012, and this Sports Car Market

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Roundup sidewalls. Well-appointed interior with pleated vinyl buckets, locking center console and tach, Wonderbar radio, and Circ-L-Aire controls. First year of the Grand Prix. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,300. “A good, solid Grand Prix” is what I told the buyer when he asked my opinion of the car. I think he overpaid, given the miles, but not by much. I hope he and his wife enjoy it for many years to come, as there’s not much upside here. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. would be crazy money. Fast-forward a year, you’re looking at the new normal for a betterthan-average Galaxie Sunliner. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. BEST BUY #S48-1962 CHRYSLER 300H convertible. S/N 8423220654. Festival Red/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 57,637 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Rarest of the letter cars, with only 123 “H” convertibles built. Beautifully presented car, restored at an unspecified time, but looks recent. Nice paint and chrome. Well-preserved interior would benefit from a cleaning. Front and rear buckets. Clean underhood; two gold anodized #520-1962 STUDEBAKER GRAN TUR- ISMO HAWK coupe. S/N 62V41903. Desert Rose/rose & tan vinyl. Odo: 97,749 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A 20-footer with good restoration potential. Straight, rust-free panels, faded paint down to primer in places. Fair chrome bumpers, minor trim missing. Windshield shows minor road rash. Steel wheels, wise straight. Hurst 4-speed fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $76,450. The red-over-tan shimmered under the museum’s lights. This 2+ sold for condition 1 money. The Greens should be smiling. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S69-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI R2 coupe. S/N R36938. Beige/beige leather. Odo: 40,175 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Two-owner car. Born a Paxton-supercharged R2 car, but reportedly fitted with the 335-hp R3 package. Appears to be a newer restoration with nice, subtle paint and matching interior. Few chips on front bumper. Minimal chrome, clean glass and seals. Large file of Avanti documents in trunk, along with assorted car parts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,900. With better tent placement, I think this could have fetched a few grand more. Slightly well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. air cleaners add flash. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $85,250. Although the “G” cars are more highly prized, the “H” is no slacker. They are rare, powerful, beautiful machines. It was a real treat to see one live, as they rarely come up at auction. The SCM Platinum Database shows just a single record. That example sold at RM’s Staluppi Collection sale in December 2012 for $74k (SCM #214317). As our subject car checked all the right boxes and approached concours status, I’d have to call this very well bought.Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13 #S31-1962 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-dr hard top. S/N 962S4673. Starlight Black/saddle metallic vinyl. Odo: 70,679 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older restoration now showing its age. Some light scratches and nicks, otherwise straight. Hydra-Matic auto tranny, power steering and brakes. White full hubcaps. Original interior wearing; metal dash and instruments complete. Floormounted 4-speed manual makes this one a bit special. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. The other rust-free 1962 GT Hawk on offer, Lot 234, was a nicer car but had an automatic transmission. It didn’t sell at $23,500. This one had the coveted 4-speed manual, but needed paint, interior and a few trim bits. High bid seemed market-correct for condition. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #S44-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S117145. Rosso Corsa/tan vinyl soft top/red hard top/tan leather. Odo: 35,321 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. In Ron Green’s collection for over 20 years. Restoration commissioned in 2005 to very high standard, appears hardly used since. Superb exterior and interior. Repainted in brilliant Ferrari Rosso Corsa red. Chrome #S30-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 41867C172595. Ember Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 5,737 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice-looking car in good condition. Red paint looks great. Lots of shiny brightwork. Long list of goodies includes bucket seats and center console, dashmounted tach, AM/FM with dual antennas, cruise control, tissue dispenser, dual outside mirrors, and power windows, seats and brakes. Rust in trunk. Rear fender skirts and spare tire cowl vents and imitation hood vent grilles top-rate. Finned aluminum three-bar knockoff wheels. Handsome leather interior in correct pleated pattern. Engine needs buffing, other- 128 stored inside. Engine bay in appealing red/ black paint scheme with quality chrome detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,300. A wellpresented SS convertible. The Super Sport Impalas were a separate model in 1964 rather than an option package. This example sold for $46k two years ago at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2011 (SCM# 178097). 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Roundup cals are OK. I’d have to call this well sold, but also slightly well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #S34-1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 237675P349646. Montero Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 98,073 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Three-year restoration completed in 2009 still looks fresh. Attractive paint, above-average chrome. Nice Rally wheels and Redline tires. Dual chromed twinoutlet exhaust. Bucket-seat interior with center console. Woodgrain dash trim and steering wheel in good order. In-dash tach and AM/FM radio. Power steering. Clean and well-prepped engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. Russo and Steele sold a 1966 GTO in #3 condition for $43k at their Scottsdale sale in January 2012 (SCM #191575). It had the same engine as our subject car, a desirable 4-speed manual and lower miles. So why the premium here? Condition. This car had much better prep. The buyer won’t have to spend much to bring this to concours quality. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Boynton Beach, FL, 02/13. #81-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-dr sedan. S/N 114116W173793. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 78,682 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Straight body with factory gaps. On steel wheels with dog-dish caps and black sidewall tires. Show-quality chrome and stainless throughout. Glass looks new, as does repro tan fans make an impressive installation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,838. Sold here two years ago for $26k at McCormick’s February 2011 Palm Springs sale (SCM# 177403). I really liked this sleeper. It looked like grandma’s grocery-getter until you opened the hood to find the fuel-injected Chevy 350 beautifully fitted where a little orange six once stood proud. Bidders appreciated the build, and offers peaked at what seemed an appropriate amount. Well bought and sold. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. #440-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Collector Edition coupe. S/N 1G1AY0783C5111120. Anniversary Gold/silver leather. Odo: 96,605 miles. 350-ci 200-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Wonderfully maintained— condition contradicts odometer reading. Paint in excellent condition. No cracks, dings or chips noted, factory pinstripes intact. Windshield has minor road rash consistent with mileage. Unique Collector Edition alloys vinyl interior; dark orange carpeting tastefully sets it off. Custom vinyl-clad steering wheel, under-dash a/c. Detailed fuel-injected Chevy V8 of unspecified origin in clean compartment. Custom aluminum radiator, iron headers, custom flat splash panels and dual electric blemish-free. Immaculate interior, driver’s seat bolster perfect. Engine compartment clean and stock. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,325. The nicest Collector Edition I’ve seen in 10 years. Sympathetically maintained, yet driven and enjoyed—this is the right approach to the Corvette experience. The latest ACC Price Guide shows these in the $18k–$32k range, while I’ve seen dodgy examples in the low teens. Bidders here must have been asleep. Well bought. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, 02/13. © 130 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers You said you wanted a track car! — George Henne, via email This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2013 RUNNER-UP: Patiently waiting for the introduction of the OffRoad Class at Pebble — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI It’s a shame that Bubba won’t be able to hook up his 75-mm gun turret if those gun-control advocates get their way! — Frank Boyle, via email It wasn’t until the Cold War ended that the U.S. military realized the extent of Soviet innovation — Mickey Lowitt, Greenwich, CT Well, that’s definitely the last time I’ll park overnight in Chernobyl. — Rob McCall, Chicago, IL Germany’s effort to conquer the post-war automobile world has an ignominious start with the Lloyd-Panzer concept. — Jeff Brock, Brentwood, TN Tanks for the new car, honey. It will be a hit at our Hybrid Owner’s Club meeting. — Patty Hufnagel, Placentia, CA The conversion solved the lack-of-traction issue and the need to carry a spare, but I think the mileage may suffer a little. Oh, it could still use a respray. — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Ford’s clever idea to cut off Firestone and keep all the profits. — Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA Bunker-Buster Survivor! Saddam Hussein’s dune buggy! — Dave Catlett, Ojai, CA Bubba can’t decide whether to spend $250,000 for a complete body-off restoration and destroy this wonderful patina — or spend zero and accept his invitation to the very prestigious Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours. Decisions, decisions! — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Comments With Your Renewals How do you improve on excel- lence? Thanks for all the info! — Dr. Ken Blumberg, Livingston, NJ More “how to” articles on Ferraris and Mercedes 300SLs. — William Bessesen, Minneapolis, MN 134 Can’t get enough of your good stuff. — Dennis Foley, Pahrump, NV It’s your fault! You have coaxed me over to the dark side! — Warren Blatz Jr., Culpeper, VA Always a great job! But perhaps 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@sports- carmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. 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. Tight defense budgets? No problem, we have a solution. — Jim Graham, New Canaan, CT As a Tea Party member, Ned thought it was perfect. It looked under budget, and he got to say “Don’t Tread on Me” to everyone. — Maury Walsh, Dublin, OH What a strange place for an electrical outlet…. — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA This caterpillar did not morph into a butterfly. — Luke Kowalski, Belmont, CA Darn it, 12 hours on the juice more coverage of under-$50,000 cars would be nice. — Bill Neff, San Diego, CA Great mag, the only one I really look forward to and read cover to cover. Keep up the good work. — Phil Harris, Auckland, New Zealand is only good for about 100 yards. — Doug Metzker, Portland, OR Post-war, first year. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Refugee from “Mad Max.” — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Once a tank commander, always a tank commander — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL George Henne wins a free SCM hat for a look at what will happen when today’s teens finally take over Monterey Car Week and create the Rat Rod and Military Vehicles Class. © How about some articles on automotive art and artists? Otherwise, my favorite auto magazine. Keep it up! — Lawrence Pugh, Panama City Beach, FL And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: 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 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 S/N 1E13389. Opalescent Green Metallic/black leather. 53,438 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Threeowner car. Incredibly original and drives as new. Covered headlights, triple carb, 4-speed synchro transmission. $129,900. Contact Craig, Exotic Classics, 516.885.9356, Email: craig@exoticclassics.com Web: www.exoticclassics.com (NY) 1970 Jaguar XKE convertible S/N BN1L150293. Beautifully restored. Runs and drives very well. Matching numbers. Recent complete brakes, axle boots, rear shock rebuilds and fluids by Wright Way Auto. $72,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction. com (CA) 1958 Austin-Healey 3000 BN6 convertible S/N 1R11790. Silver/Red. 45,500 miles. H6, 4-spd manual. I am the second owner of the car. It is in its original condition. The car was in the 2011 Concours D’Elegance 100 Years of Significant Motor Vehicles Show. $75,000. Contact Louis, 860.355.1948, Email: joannaintheshade@yahoo.com German 1954 Mercedes-Benz 220A cabriolet Colorado Red/red. I6, Manual. Removable black factory hard top w/ sliding windows. Engine: Ruddspeed conversion, triple 1.75 inch SU carburettors, aluminum intake manifold, factory sidemount exhaust. Wire wheels, heater and overdrive. A British Heritage certificate. $47,000. Contact Craig, Automotive Restorations, Inc., 203.377.6745, Email: david@auto-restore.com Web: www.automotiverestorations.com (CT) 1967 Jaguar XKE convertible S/N 180920. Silver/charcoal leather. I6, 4-spd manual. Body-off total mechanical and cosmetic restoration by noted Mercedes expert. Well-sorted and ready for concours or touring. $199,900. Contact Craig, Exotic Classics, 516.885.9356, Email: craig@ exoticclassics.com Web: www.exoticclassics.com (NY) S/N AR177413. Beautiful and correctly detailed shell-up restoration. “Best of the Marque” award at Concorso Italiano 2008. Fitted 5-speed. $169,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com (CA) S/N 11407312004028. White/Palomino. 121,631 miles. I6, automatic. Exceptional. All mechanic systems refreshed, converted a/c, Becker, refinished wood dash. All paint and interior chrome immaculate. Everything detailed. $10,000. Contact Scott, 828.545.9958, Email: sjrasco@charter.net (NC) Italian 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza S/N 0462MD. Extensive period and vintage history. Known ownership from new. Includes original engine and a spare, rebuilt transmission. Partial trades considered. $3,650,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale S/N XS29U0G173576. Eggshell White/black. 93,000 miles. 440 Magnum, auto. Stunning presentation of one of one R/T SE Charger in rare Eggshell White. Total body-off restoration with photos. Unheard of option list for R/T. All numbers are matched, including alternator and carb. Leather bucket seats, cruise control, air, rear-window defogger, deluxe interior package. Build sheet is original. Perfect mechanicals, tick toc tac. New glass, chrome, floors, trunk, interior, vinyl roof, etc. $45,000 receipts. Never hit. Rare class and muscle. Let the other guys all get orange. $45,000. Contact Mark, 816.830.2391, Email: tallsound@yahoo.com (KS) 1979 Ford Mustang Indy Pace Car Butter Cup Yellow/tan. 80,000 miles. Other, 4-Spd Automatic. Soft and hard tops, miles original, tires original, radio and clock in excellent, mint condition. $46,000. Contact Jerry, 516.225.6273, Email: hamov@optonline.net (NY) 1973 Mercedes-Benz 280C coupe S/N AM116442. One of Maserati’s most effective and practical GT cars. Wonderful original interior. 22,478 kms. Four cam V-8 provides effortless performance. $69,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) American 1960 Chevrolet Corvette custom convertible 1966 Mercedes Benz 230SL convertible 1969 Maserati Indy Red/red. 5,500 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. 5,500 miles since restoration. New V8, automatic, power windows, a/c, disc brakes. $110,000. Contact Ray, 843.384.4801, Email: ray@beach-property.com Web: www.forsale60corvette.com (SC) 1970 Dodge Charger R/T SE 2-dr hard top Pewter/Black. V8, 4-sp. 5.0, 4-sp, restored. Rare factory a/c, and very early production car. One of few correct examples left. Buy this for much less than you can restore one. $16,000 OBO. Contact Steve, 586.291.1100, Email: slapp15@yahoo.com © 136 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) 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) home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two recordbreaking 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. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Gooding & Company. Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning 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 Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 Barrett-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 watches 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) 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House, Lyncastle Road, Warrington, England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (U.K.) Mecum Auction Company. 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) MotoeXotica Classic Cars & AucHollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; and Phoenix, AZ. Combining some of the industry’s lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-5439393 or online at www.motoexotica. com. Worth the trip! Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (U.K.) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Bonhams. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. PO Box 6907, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 140 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the Sports Car Market Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) In addition to helping collectors buy and sell cars at auction, we offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collection-consultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Alfa Romeo West Coast Auto Appraisals. Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 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 web site for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). 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. Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, 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. Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) day. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Kastner & Partners Garage. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Paul Russell and Company. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Buy/Sell/General Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 Brighton Motorsports. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) June 2013 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, AZ, 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) Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Satur- North Chicago / Kenilworth, IL, As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years, we have been helping enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to.... The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812, 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 141

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) pointed 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) Griffith, Jaguar, Austin Healey, MG, Marcos, Panoz, Lola, and more. Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete 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) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www. barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 410.517.1681, The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exotic car community we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. Host of the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. 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. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 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. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. FOLLOW SCM English Kevin Kay Restorations. 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) provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Ferrari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly ap- 142 British Sports and Race Cars BoughtSold-Traded. Located in Beautiful Vero Beach, Florida. In business for over 25 years, specializing in Lotus, TVR, J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Museums Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export LeMay—America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theatre, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) 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 www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Alan Taylor Company Inc. Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German Cosdel International Transportation. 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, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing Griot’s Garage. 800.345.5789, Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) 144 For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Griot’s Garage celebrating over 22 years as your best source for a full line of car care cleaners, polishes, waxes, sealants, and detailing accessories. Call to receive a full-color handbook/catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast and fun ordering. Sign up for weekly emails specials. Have fun on our blog at Inmygarage.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to watch numerous how-to videos for proper car care tips and tricks. You’ll also enjoy 13 episodes of Griot’s Garage Treasures. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always... Have fun in your garage! www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) 940.668-8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) LeMay Family Collection Founda- tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 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 allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) FOLLOW SCM Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email:jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) a multi-service facility, which means that your car is fully restored under one roof and the process is under full control at all times. Projects are carefully managed through all tasks, and owners are kept informed with weekly email reports, phone calls and photographs. We are skilled in all aspects of the craft of restoration and are as comfortable coach building a car from scratch as we are doing light maintenance on rare and valuable cars or tune-ups on the family’s original heirloom Model T. If you want your car worked on by a company that still maintains their passion of the hobby and provides you with the accountability of good friends, give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger/Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com. (CAN) Sports and Competition RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. The Guild is one of the most recognizable names in the business of restoring antique and classic cars, and with good reason. We are 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, U.K. 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) © June 2013 145

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Garage Sale Bowl Fetches $2.2 million A Packard hood ornament, a tin Porsche toy and a dicey “Duesenburg” sign can’t keep pace with the garage-sale find of the century Thought Carl’s How many garage sales have we driven past, giving scant attention to what treasures may be on the corner of a worn-out card table? Well, someone bought an interesting Chinese bowl for all of $3 at a garage sale. After some prodding from friends, the buyer took it to Sotheby’s in New York for evaluation. It turned out that the bowl is from the Northern Song Dynasty, which ruled China about 1,000 years ago. Sotheby’s offered it at a recent New York sale with a pre-sale estimate of $200,000 to $300,000, but it realized a startling $2,200,000. Not a bad return on a $3 flyer! The only other one known has resided in a British Museum for the past 60 years. Here are a few things that weren’t garage sale finds, but they weren’t worth $2 million either: of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $9,800. Date: 2/27/2013. This neon sign had interchangeable neon letters and was an Insco “Lit Writer” model. Now, Insco was in business from 1956 until 1959. Looking a little closer, the seller had a problem spelling Duesenberg, and that builder of beautiful, valuable cars went out of business in 1937 — almost 20 years before Insco was born — but other than that, everything else seems okay. Seems the seller found a dozen or so of these 36-inch-long displays and the letters could be arranged to suit your fancy. It’s just that in this case “Duesenburg” was not a very good choice. locations. They are very collectible today. Price paid was up there, but this one was rare indeed. EBAY #190790151966—1932 ANDY GUMP TOOTSIETOY 348. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $222.50. Date: 2/10/2013. This little three-inch toy was in decent condition with a little minor paint loss. Andy even went up and down as the car rolled along. It was certainly cheap enough, especially compared with the cast-iron Arcade version that usually sells for close to $1,000. EBAY #315577483910— PACKARD MOTOMETER HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $333.36. Date: 1/30/2013. The Packard aircraft logo in the MotoMeter dates this to 1926–28, and the diver accessory on top is valued at a couple of hundred bucks. The filler neck is from an actual radiator with a period bail closure. This was a bargain, as the whole package is worth at least twice what was paid here. EBAY #370748869779— JOHNSON’S PREPARED WAX TIN. Number of Bids: 2. SOLD AT: $55.76. Date: 2/6/2013. This cute little five-ounce tin of wax had wonderful graphics of what looked like an early 1920s touring car. At the price paid, it was certainly cheap enough, which goes to show that not every collectible has to cost an arm and a leg. EBAY #121075816563—1950s EBAY #370748869779—AU- BURN CORD DUESENBURG NEON DEALER SIGN. Number DISTLER PORSCHE 356 CONVERTIBLE TIN TOY. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $334.99. Date: 3/10/2013. This 1950s tin toy was made by Distler in West Germany and was battery operated, but that was an issue here, as it was not functioning. It was complete with the gear shifter and the steering wheel, and it was finished in the unusual shade of Robin’s Egg Blue. As the prices of the real Porsche 356s escalate, so it goes with the display pieces. The price here was about right. EBAY #2221186454196— MOTOROLA AUTO RADIO LICENSE PLATE ATTACHMENT. Number of Bids: 15. SOLD AT: $610. Date: 2/10/2013. This was a very unusual license plate attachment, and as such, sold for all the money. These were very common in the 1930s and 1940s and were used for advertising products, political candidates and 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 $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 ICHIGAN STATE POLICE LICENSE PLATE. Number EBAY #308592530353—MIof Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $2,125. Date: 3/11/2013. At best guess, this plate dates to 1958 and was in exceptional condition. It is just the thing if you are restoring a Michigan State Police car, but most likely it will end up on a collector’s wall as a conversation starter. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market