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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Jack Tockston 64 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano $682,000/ RM Sotheby’s A third pedal on the floor boosts value ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 68 110 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 $220,000 / Gooding & Company Tech tweaks made this Amelia’s E-type star GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 70 1953 Siata 300BC Barchetta by Bertone $258,500 / RM Sotheby’s Top-notch small-bore sports cars are rising AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 72 136 146 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Reutter Cabriolet $423,500 / Hollywood Wheels Are pre-A cabriolets now a bigger deal? RACE by Thor Thorson 74 1940 Olds Dynamic Series 70 Woodie $46,200 / Bonhams This car is probably a one-off custom NEXT GEN by Jeff Zurschmeide 76 122 by Steve Ahlgrim 62 Subscribe! June 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 6 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 196 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 82 96 RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL: 99 cars out of 101 sell for a whopping $60m — the biggest total in Amelia Island history — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Amelia Island, FL: A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 goes for $3.3m, 76 of 87 cars change hands, and sales total $27m — Pierre Hedary BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL: Bonhams makes its Amelia Island debut with $15m in sales, sending 64 of 82 cars to new homes — Joe Seminetta HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL: The two-day sale devotes an entire day to Porsches, sending sales to $14m total with 114 of 138 sold — Gary and Jill West SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS Warwickshire, U.K.: A $311k 1991 Ferrari Testarossa leads sales to $5.3m total, and 67 out of 86 cars change hands — Paul Hardiman ROUNDUP Highlights from H&H in Buxton, U.K.; Mecum in Las Vegas, NV; G. Potter King in Atlantic City, NJ; and GAA in Greensboro, NC — Paul Hardiman, Travis Shetler, Kevin Coakley, Mark Moskowitz M.D. 1955 Jaguar D-Type $3,675,000 / RM Sotheby’s Lingering story bites $500k out of a great car 10 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 $253,000 / RM Sotheby’s A huge price for the holy grail of Z-cars Cover photo: 1955 Jaguar D-type; Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market NEW Feature!


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42 Collecting Thoughts: The Revs Institute’s Symposium of Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears How a planned $50k bid for a 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale with a frozen engine turned into an $85k buy Keith Martin 38 Affordable Classic After proper sorting, the Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth is a $25k road rocket Pierre Hedary 42 Collecting Thoughts The Revs Institute’s Symposium of Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car brings purpose and perspective to this hobby Dr. Fred Simeone 46 Legal Files Proper planning and research can protect a car buyer from expensive mistakes and legal woes John Draneas 48 Simon Says A drive in downtown Delhi includes sacred cattle, swarming motorbikes and lots of honking Simon Kidston 66 The Cumberford Perspective The Jaguar E-type is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful sports cars of all time Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch Finding a 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch in a thrift store for $5.99 boggles the mind and fattens the wallet Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: From a modest start to a colossus in 20 years — Carl Bomstead 56 Amelia Island in Photos — Chad Tyson 58 Lotus Exhibit at the AACA Museum: “The Art of Lightness” — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 24 Concours and Events: Ault Park Concours, Art of the Car Concours, Bloomington Gold 26 Contributors: Get to know our writers 28 You Write, We Read: Ferrari 550 Maranello, the Miatarado, and a father’s love for his daughter 30 Display Advertisers Index 34 Time Pieces: A clock for a zig-zag course 34 Neat Stuff: Leather cleaning convenience and bespoke automotive art 36 In Miniature: 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B rolling chassis 36 Speaking Volumes: 2014: Turning Silver Into Gold 90 Fresh Meat: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4-dr sedan, 2013 BMW 650xi convertible 128 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 152 Glovebox Notes: X015 Jaguar XJ L Portfolio 4-door sedan 158 Mystery Photo: “The National Corvette Museum is becoming a bit more practical these days” 158 Comments with Your Renewals: “SCM has consistently fed my car fix for a long, long time” 160 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 164 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 12 Sports Car Market Keith Grey, courtesy of the Revs Institute


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin What Were You Thinking? Why buying a 54-year-old Alfa with a frozen engine for $85k seemed like a good idea Powerglide ’56 Corvette. But after each shoot, I found myself standing next to the Giulietta Sprint Speciale. I managed to convince myself that the engine wasn’t really frozen, it was just a little “stuck.” I was sure that pouring penetrating oil into the cylinders, soaking the pistons for a couple of days, and then gently rocking the car would free the engine. It would fire up and run like new. Yes, it always happens that way. Sold! Sold! Sold! I arrived home on a Friday afternoon, and on Saturday morning my good friend Doug Hartman and I took the SCM 911 Turbo out to Hood River, OR, for some wine tasting. The owner of Marchesi Vineyards, Franco Marchesi, owns a Ferrari Mondial cabriolet, and he always saves us parking spots for our sports cars. Franco sat with us, and I explained that I was trying to buy an Alfa Surely no one else will be interested H aving me co-host a television show about cars sold at collectorcar auctions is like turning a chocoholic loose in the Hershey factory. When evaluating cars for “What’s My Car Worth?” a TV show I co-host on the Velocity channel, I find myself slipping from the objective to the subjective. “This ’67 Healey BJ8 drives nicely and will probably sell for $80k” moves all too quickly to: “I’d really like to own this car. It’s been months since I’ve had a Big Healey.” So it should have come as no surprise that on a recent Sunday I found myself waiting for my phone to ring. The caller would be Donnie Gould, President of Auctions America. He would be asking for my bid. The perfect quintet My peripatetic accumulating of cars has slowed down of late. At the urging of Miles Collier, I actually developed a focus to my little assemblage. I’m sticking to 4-cylinder Alfas from the 1956–67 era. I’ve found good examples of the five cars that fit within my budget: a 1958 Sprint Veloce, a 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce, a 1967 Duetto, a 1967 Super and a 1967 GTV. The next step up the financial ladder is a Sprint Speciale, the space- age-looking coupe designed by Bertone. I had one as a daily driver 25 years ago, and I found it quiet and comfortable. Nice ones are now bringing $150k, so they’re out of my price range. Just call me blue However, my collecting thoughts went topsy-turvy when I entered Auctions America’s site in Fort Lauderdale, FL, early on a Thursday morning this past March. I came across a 1961 Giulietta Sprint Speciale. It was handsome in dark blue, and its voluptuous chrome bumpers sparkled. I was drawn to it. It seemed to be extremely complete, very straight and never rusted. The doors shut nicely. The seats were correct, but with the wrong coverings. The engine was the right type 121, with velocity stacks instead of the proper cold-air intake. Gord Duff, an Auctions America car specialist, saw me eyeing the SS. “I consigned this car from the Cayman Motor Museum,” Duff said. “It’s nice, but has a frozen engine. You could probably steal it.” During the next two days, we drove and evaluated 16 cars for “What’s My Car Worth?” They ranged from a Lamborghini Countach to a 14 Sprint Speciale. I told him they were worth well north of $100,000. Surely I would be the only one interested in a goofy old Alfa with a frozen engine. And since there was no way I was going to bid more than $50,000 for it, I was safe no matter how you looked at it. Donnie said to expect his call around 1 p.m. The auction was running behind, and Franco could see that I was nervous. His pours of Barbera became more generous. “Stick to $50k and you can’t go wrong,” Franco said. The phone rang, and Donnie said, “The bidding went past $50k so fast I didn’t even have time to raise your paddle. It’s stalled now at $70k. Are you in?” “$75k” I heard a voice say, and I suddenly realized it was MY voice. Somehow, the Alfa Devil had taken over my tongue and was speaking on my behalf. “The car is yours,” Donnie said. “Cursed or blessed?” I wondered to myself. “Why didn’t you stop at $50k? What were you thinking?” Franco asked as he filled my glass yet again. Once you figure in buyer’s commission and transport, I will be in the car around $85k when it is delivered to Portland. Add in $20k for mechanical refurbishment and a new interior, and the Alfa I was going to steal at $50k will run and drive at $105k. Assuming there weren’t more surprises — and there never are, are there? — I’d still be safe. This completes my Alfa collection. After all, the alloy-bodied GTA and GTA Juniors are the next step up the Alfa value scale. They’re north of $200,000 for a good one, and there’s no way one of those would fit my budget. Unless, of course, I found one with a stuck engine at an auction and could steal it… Next-gen collectibles For the first time in more than two decades, we have added a new category to our Profiles. “Next-Gen” collectibles (p. 74) focuses on cars from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s that have recently moved onto the radar screen of collectors. A maxim of collecting is that we are attracted to the cars we grew up around. Enthusiasts who had posters of Lamborghini Countachs as kids are now reaching middle age and beginning to acquire wealth. They are also starting to buy those very same cars they admired on their bedroom walls. We’ve seen an unprecedented explosion in the prices of some cars from this era, and we will feature one each month. We begin with a profile of the 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 that RM Sotheby’s sold at Amelia Island for $253k. That’s enough money to get anyone’s attention. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted CCA Where: Silverstone, U.K. When: June 2 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Mecum — Seattle 2015 Where: Seattle, WA When: June 5–6 Last year: 321/603 cars sold / $15.3m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T • 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible • 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro More: www.mecum.com Leake — Tulsa 2015 Where: Tulsa, OK When: June 5–7 Last year: 413/596 cars sold / $10m Featured cars: • 1916 Stutz Model 4C Special Bulldog, one of the few surviving examples with original factory body • Star Car: 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarrtiz convertible, restoration by Bud Ward More: www.leakecar.com Russo and Steele — Newport Beach Where: Newport Beach, CA When: June 5–7 Featured cars: • 1970 AMC Javelin SST Mark Donohue Edition • 1971 Porsche 911T • Star Car: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet in triple blue More: www.russoandsteele.com VanDerBrink – The Auto Gallery Museum Liquidation Where: Spring Grove, IL When: June 6 More: www.vanderbrink.com Brightwells Where: Herefordshire, U.K. When: June 10 Last year: 94/118 cars sold / $1.5m More: www.brightwells.com Motostalgia Auctions d’Elegance — Inaugural Brickyard Auction Where: Indianapolis, IN When: June 12 Featured cars: • 1960 AC Aceca Bristol • 1935 Talbot T120 Sport • Star Car: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster More: www.motostalgia.com Electric Garage — 8th Annual Premier Collector Car Auction Where: Calgary, AB, CAN When: June 12–14 More: www.theelectricgarage.com 20 Star Car: 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T at Mecum Seattle Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 1–3—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, ON, CAN 2—VANDERBRINK Hustisford, WI 2—RM SOTHEBY’S Fort Worth, TX 4—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 6—SILVER Spokane, WA 7–8—J.WOOD & CO. Cuba, MO 7–9—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 7–9—VICARI Nocona, TX 9—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 12–17—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 13—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 16—COYS Ascot, U.K. 16—MORPHY Denver, PA 16—VANDERBRINK Vining, MN 18—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 23—RM SOTHEBY’S Cernobbio, ITA 23—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 24—BONHAMS Francorchamps, BEL 30—DRAGONE Westport, CT 30—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland-Odessa, TX 30—SPECIALTY AUTO Castle Rock, CO 31—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT JUNE 2—CCA Silverstone, U.K. 5–6—MECUM Seattle, WA 5–7—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 5–7—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 6—VANDERBRINK Spring Grove, IL 10—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 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. 12—MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN 12–14—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 13—SILVER Williston, ND 16—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 19–20—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 20—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 20—H&H Stamford, U.K. 20—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 22—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 26—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 26–27—MECUM Denver, CO 27—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 27—VANDERBRINK Brandon, SD JULY 4–5—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 10–11—SMITH’S Paducah, KY 10–11—VICARI New Orleans, LA 11—COYS Woodstock, U.K. 11—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 11—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 15—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 17–18—AUCTIONS AMERICA Santa Monica, CA 18—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Chatham, ON, CAN 23–25—GAA Greensboro, NC 24—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 29—H&H Buxton, U.K. 30–AUGUST 1—MECUM Harrisburg, PA Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet in triple blue at Russo and Steele Newport Beach Silver Auctions Where: Williston, ND When: June 13 More: www.silverauctions.com Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: June 16 Last year: 20/47 cars sold / $307k More: www.barons-auctions.com Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: June 19–20 More: www.raleighclassic.com Twin Cities Auctions — Back to the ’50s Where: Saint Paul, MN When: June 19–20 More: www.twincitiesauctions.com Silver Auctions — Car d’Alene Auction 2015 Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID When: June 20 More: www.silverauctions.com Bonhams — The Summer Classic Sale Where: Oxford, U.K. When: June 20 Star Car: 1934 Talbot 105 Alpine replica at Bonhams Oxford, U.K. Featured cars: • 1910 Hotchkiss Type X6 20/30-hp (Bonhams estimate: $120k–$150k) • 1968 Abarth-Fiat 1000 GT Scorpione SS Lombardi coupe ($15k–$22k) • Star Car: 1934 Talbot 105 Alpine replica ($180k–$240k) More: www.bonhams.com H&H — RREC Burghley House Where: Stamford, U.K. When: June 21 Featured cars: • 1936 Alvis Crested Eagle • Star Car: 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 saloon More: www.classic-auctions.com Artcurial — Automobiles sur les Champs 8 When: June 22 Where: Paris, FRA More: www.artcurial.com Bonhams — The Goodwood Festival of Speed Where: Chichester, U.K. When: June 26 Last year: 60/89 cars sold / $38.9m Featured cars: • 1929 Bugatti T40 (Bonhams estimate: $180k–$220k) • Star Car: 1935 Aston Martin Ulster ($2.4m–$3.3m) More: www.bonhams.com Mecum — Denver Where: Denver, CO When: June 26–27 Featured cars: • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible with fuel injection • 1970 Plymouth Superbird with 440 V8 and broadcast sheet • Star Car: 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 convertible More: www.mecum.com Southern Classic — 14th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: June 27 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com VanDerBrink — Automania Classic Vehicle Consignment Auction Where: Brandon, SD When: June 27 More: www.vanderbrink.com ♦ Star Car: 1935 Aston Martin Ulster at Bonhams Chichester, U.K. 22 Star Car: 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 convertible at Mecum Denver, CO Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events Alexandra Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com JUNE CALENDAR 6 Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, Los Angeles, CA; www.farmersmarketla.com 6–7 30th Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, Huntington Beach, CA; www.hbconcours.org 7 32nd Annual Colorado Concours and Exotic & Sports Car Show, Littleton, CO; www.coloradoconcours.org 13–14 24 hours of Le Mans, Le Mans, France; www.24h-lemans.com Art of the Car Concours Celebrating Cars as Art The Kansas City Art Institute’s annual Art of the Car Concours brings more than 200 beautiful cars to the lush campus from June 27 to 28. This year’s featured category is “Concept and Dream Cars From the 1950s and 1960s.” Admission is $20 for adults. Early admission to the grounds is available for $30. Children 15 and younger are admitted for free. www.artofthecarconcours.com (MO) 200 Collectibles in a Garden Setting The 38th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance weekend is June 12–14 in Cincinnati, OH. More than 200 premier collector vehicles will glide into the formal gardens of historic Ault Park, and Mercedes-Benz is the featured marque. The weekend starts Friday evening, June 12, with the Cruisin’ for a Cure party. Saturday morning, June 13, starts with a Porsche Seminar with special guest Magnus Walker. The Concours d’Elegance starts at 10 a.m. on June 14. Other featured displays include the 70th anniversary of the VW Beetle, 60 years of the Thunderbird and “Future Cars from the Past.” Advance-purchase tickets are $20, and a four-ticket package is available for $60. For more information, visit www.ohioconcours.com (OH) Ault Park Concours d’Elegance Stunning Corvettes on the Move Bloomington Gold is shaking European Classics at Speed and at Rest The Pocono Raceway will Le Belle Macchine d’Europa 24 echo with the roar of high-performance European sports cars from June 19 to 22. Le Belle Macchine d’Europa brings owners, dealers and manufacturers of beautiful exotic automobiles together at Pennsylvania’s world-famous Pocono Raceway. A Concorso d’Eleganza is scheduled for June 20. For pricing and registration, visit www.italiancarevents.com (PA) things up and moving their venue to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This famous Corvette show, where attendees get to view an expected 5,000 cars and now play on the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, roars to life from June 25 to 27. Although the venue is new, the usual 400 exhibitors and swapmeet vendors will still be on hand. A crowd favorite, the GoldMine, where you can sell your Corvette, is also unchanged. One-day tickets are $17.50; weekend pass tickets are $45. For more information, visit www.bloomingtongold.com (IN) Sports Car Market 21 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills, CA; www.rodeodrive-bh. com 25–28 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester, England; www.goodwood. com 27–28 Art of the Car Concours, Kansas City, MO; www.artofthecarconcours.com


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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 / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE, SCM Contributor, is a lifelong automobile enthusiast with a penchant for sports and racing cars. He has raced SCCA, local circle track, and stage rally as a co-driver. He makes his living as a freelance automotive journalist and is the author of six books on automotive topics. As a rule, he practices catch-and-release fishing when it comes to collectible automobiles, trying to leave each one in better condition than he found it. Enduring passions include his MGA and Austin Mini, and his 1969 Corvette. He recently purchased a 1920 Ford Model T Touring because “you just have to have one of these once in your life.” He has written SCM’s first-ever “Next Gen” profile — on a 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 — on p. 76. 26 PIERRE HEDARY, SCM Auction Analyst, is a Mercedes-Benz über-enthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage Mercedes-Benz cars at his eponymous repair shop, he enjoys driving his own Mercedes classics. These include (but are not limited to) a 1972 280SE 4.5, a 1970 280SL and a 1985 300CD. Pierre also serves as a technical adviser to the MercedesBenz club of America. In this issue, he writes his first “Affordable Classic,” and it’s about one of his favorite young-timers (post-1972 collectible Mercedes): the 190E 2.3 16-valve Cosworth. Turn to p. 38 for his thoughts. JACK TOCKSTON, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, started writing a column about cars called “Riding the Rods” for a monthly youth center newsletter at age 15. At 16, he modified his 1951 Ford Country Club coupe into a trophy-winning mild custom for shows and drag racing. After graduate school, he pursued road racing in a Formula Vee, earning an SCCA National Competition License in 1967. A Lotus 61MX and a Lola 328-based C sports racer followed. Street machines have included two E-type Jags and five Corvettes. Tockston is a retired Air Force officer who has held managerial positions at Fiat, Ford and Mercedes-Benz dealerships. His wife, Judi, has endured his encyclopedic car commentary for 49 years. Tockston’s first-ever English Profile — of a 1965 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 — is on p. 64.


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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 We, at Mazda R&D of North America Inc., did this sketch titled ‘Miatarado…’ Loves SCM, wants a 550 Maranello To the Editor: Great job. I like the informa- tive, no-BS format of “What’s My Car Worth?” and the vast variety of marques you feature. And I like Sports Car Market magazine. I would like to get your opinion on this if you could be so kind. As contrasting as this sounds (vintage Chevy to Ferrari), I have just finished up restoring an original 1940 Chevy Master Deluxe coupe with 78k miles on it. Los Angeles car. Paint left original and rest of car restored as a driver. Came out really nice and drives nice. This will be sold at the Del Mar Goodguys show, and I will be returning back to the Ferrari market. I owned a 1972 Dino coupe in the early 1980s. While I doubled my money in five years, needless to say it was sold too soon. Worst car mistake of my life! In short, I wanted to know your opinion on a low-mileage, late 1990s, early 2000 550 Maranello. It is the only 12-cyl- 28 inder Ferrari that I can afford, and I have always liked the style. What should I pay for a good one? I have done some research, but wanted to know your opinion. My gut feel says they may be a moderate investment as well if maintained properly. — Larry Karagheusian, San Diego, CA SCM Contributing Editor Steve Ahlgrim replies: Hi, Larry, I’ve also sold my Dinos at well less than the current market. I think one was as low as $11k. The late-model V12 Ferrari market has been cuckoo over the past few months. The Superamericas, 550 barchettas, and 599 (6-speed) cars have been gobbled up at prices that are absolutely dazzling. Testarossas have nearly doubled in a year, and by logic, 550 Maranellos should follow suit. I don’t see it, as there were a lot of 550s made. While they are scarce in the market today, I think that’s a temporary issue. I think it’s going to run you $75k for a good example and up to the mid-$90k range for a great 550 Maranello. Have it in- spected, as there are a few issues that seem to regularly come up and they can be expensive. Larry Karagheusian replies: Thank you, Steve. I appreciate the quick response, and more importantly, the accurate one. Yes, that budget bracket seems to be the range, and there are good choosings here in SoCal — at least as a starting point. What do I know, but I think a 12-cylinder Ferrari (fill in the blank) in the future may be a good investment — assuming well maintained and mileage. I should have never taken that trip last fall to Maranello and become addicted again. The GM-inspired Miatarado To the Editor: I just wanted to give you a little background on that Mystery Photo of the Miata on the back of the April 2015 issue of SCM (Mystery Photo, p. 166). We, at Mazda R&D of North America Inc., did this sketch titled “Miatarado” by Wu-huang Chin. It was for Mr. Chuck Jordan’s retirement. He was then-GM Vice President of Design. See, his son, Mark Jordan, worked with us on the firstgeneration Miata. Mr. Jordan hired me to GM Design back in 1974 to start my car design career. I thought that it was a great tribute for him, and it celebrated his son as well. — Tom Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA In the tent with the Audi Quattro Sport SWB To the Editor: I very much enjoy reading my monthly subscriptions to SCM, and I got a strong flashback (the good kind) when I read Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index Ability Connection Colorado Concours. ..........60 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ...........................39 Aston Martin of New England .......................147 Auctions America ...............................................9 Authentic Classics ..........................................163 Auto Kennel ...................................................106 Automotive Restorations Inc. ........................141 Autosport Designs Inc ....................................153 Barrett-Jackson ................................................39 Bennett Law Office ........................................142 Beverly Hills Car Club ...................................151 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ...................120 Bonhams / SF .............................................19, 23 Bonhams / UK............................................17, 21 Canepa ..............................................................45 Carmel Artomobilia .......................................132 Carnut Images ................................................163 Cars, Inc. ..........................................................51 Centerline Alfa Parts ......................................118 Central Classic Cars ....................100 Charles Prince Classic Cars ...........................117 Chequered Flag International .........................157 Chubb Personal Insurance ................................43 Cincinnati Concours Foundation .....................87 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center .................95 Classic Investments ................................109, 163 Classic Restoration .........................................123 Classic Showcase ...........................................125 Concorso Italiano .............................................16 Cooper Classic Cars .......................................159 Copley Motorcars .....................................61, 144 Cosdel ............................................................124 D. L. George Coachworks..............................105 DC Automotive ..............................................116 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars ..................159 DeLorean Motor Company Florida ...............130 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .....................131 Dresser Leathers .............................................132 Driversource Houston LLC ............................ 4-5 Ensign Auto Body, Inc. ..................................113 E-Type UK USA ..............................................67 European Collectibles ......................................94 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ..........................171 Exclusive Motorcars ......................................119 Exotic Classics ...............................................156 Fantasy Junction ...............................................59 Forest Grove Concours ....................................18 Fourintune Garage Inc ...................................120 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2-3 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance ....................78 Grundy Worldwide .........................................155 GTO Engineering LTD ....................................83 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .............................144 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .....................116 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ..................126 Hamann Classic Cars .......................................37 Heacock Classic ............................................149 Hendrick Motorsports ......................................55 Heritage Classics ..............................................49 Hillsborough Concours ..................................129 Hyman, LTD ..................................................143 Intercity Lines ..................................................47 J Chadwick Co Engraving .............................104 JC Taylor ........................................................137 Jeff Brynan .....................................................162 JJ Best Banc & Co .........................................161 John R. Olson Inc. ..........................................102 JR-Auctions......................................................41 Kevin Kay Restorations ...................................85 Kidston .............................................................11 Le Belle Macchine d’Italia .............................134 Leake Auction Company ..................................93 Legendary Classic Center ................................31 Legendary Motorcar Company ......................133 LeMay - America’s Car Museum .....................94 Loren Hansen ...................................................89 Lucky Collector Car Auctions .........................50 Luxury Brokers International ...........................92 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ..................40 Maxted-Page Limited .....................................101 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ...........................8 Mercedes Classic Center ..................................29 Mershon’s World Of Cars ................................91 Misselwood Concours d’Elegance .................107 Motorcar Gallery ............................................149 Motostalgia ......................................................13 My Classic Car For Sale ................................163 P21S ...............................................................157 Park Place LTD ..............................................111 Passport Transport ............................................97 Paul Russell And Company ...........................151 Pebble Beach RetroAuto ....................................6 PORsport.com ................................................155 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc.........................145 Putnam Leasing ..............................................172 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. .............................139 Ramapo Concours d’Elegance .........................99 Reliable Carriers ..............................................81 Rick Cole Auctions ..........................................33 RM Auctions Inc ................................................7 Robert Glover LTD ........................................153 Russo & Steele LLC ..................................25, 27 Silver Collector Car Auctions ........................135 Sloancars ..........................................................35 St Bernard Church ..........................................154 Steve Anderson Illustrations ..........................144 Suixtil USA ....................................................134 Symbolic Motor Car Co ...................................15 T.D.C. Risk Management .................................39 The Creative Workshop....................................91 The Stable, Ltd. ..............................................103 The Werk Shop ...............................................114 Tom Cotter .......................................................32 Tony Labella Classic Cars................................86 Vail Automotive Classic .................................121 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ............................127 Vintage Rallies ...............................................147 VintageAutoPosters.com ..................................79 Volante Classics .............................................108 Watchworks ....................................................162 West Coast Classics, LLC ..............................140 30 You Write We Read your cover article on the Audi Quattro Sport SWB (April 2015, “German Profile,” p. 60). I just retired after 40-plus years working for Audi. One of my countless trips to Ingolstadt was in August of 1984. It was during the summer model changeover, and a short strike by the German metal workers union, so the place was really empty. One afternoon, after our work was done, an Audi colleague took us over to two nondescript, large temporary structures in an empty field on the plant grounds. These two large, tent-like structures were the final production hall for these awesome cars after getting the bodies back in painted form from Baur in Munich. Inside was virtually the entire production run of the customer versions of the car. They were all in various states of assembly. We spent about an hour and a half looking at them. The interiors were also very high-end for the time, with virtually every surface covered in leather or Alcantara, with much handwork. — Marc Trahan, via email Sometimes it’s all about the heart To Keith Martin: I enjoy your magazine very much. I always enjoy the articles, auction results, and the thoughts of you and your team. Well done. In response to the question of whether you should pull the three listed vehicles from your collection and pay the taxes, so that you can title them in your and Alex’s name, I definitely think that you should, if your finances allow (April 2015, “Shifting Gears,” p. 16). Parenthetically, I do think it’s really cool that those are the three that Alex chose; she’s certainly got a penchant for older Alfas! Although I’m certainly not an Alfa Romeo expert, looking at the possible value of those three cars, and my guesstimate of the tax effects of pulling those three from your corporate stable, I would expect the financial cost will be close to the price of a mid-range new car (and hopefully that’s a broad enough range that I haven’t completely characterized my assessment as foolish!) While that may be a sig- nificant financial cost, there’s no way of knowing what will happen to the value of those cars in the future. It could be far higher, and based on current trends, there’s certainly that possibility. Of course, in that case, the higher tax cost would be offset by the fact that they’re being handled by your estate, and I’m sure that changes the whole picture. I’m sure you know far better than I how that would play out, and your financial advisor could tell you more than I ever could. Whatever the financial im- pact, probably the most significant benefit is that you’re telling your daughter now, instead of after you’re gone, how much you love her. As the father of three daugh- ters, I know how priceless it is when I do something that lets my girls know how precious they are to me. I’ve made my share of mistakes as a dad, but I have got some things right, and I’ve never regretted tangible expressions of my love to them. From what I’ve read in your column, it sounds like you two have a close relationship, and this decision will probably only make it even closer. If you can afford to do this now, I would strongly recommend it. You seem to be blessed with the ability to harness your passion and make money because of it, and I am very confident that any financial cost related to this decision will be quickly recovered from and forgotten. While you’re at it, I’d also consider adding that beautiful black 1964 Volvo 1800S to the cars that you title in both of your names. You’ll ensure that this wonderful 2015 trip from San Jose to Portland will never be forgotten by Alexandra, and you will be telling her once again how much you love her. I’m certainly not the most astute collector or financier who will respond to you, but I hope my thoughts are relevant and valuable, if only as one dad to another. — Glenn C. 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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The world of horological collectibles covers Seth Thomas Zig-Zag Course Clock a broad spectrum of useful and fascinating objects that exemplify various techniques, styles, genres and function of time-keeping devices. Sometimes a time-keeping object presents itself that has an interesting story, but it has little actual utility in modern times. Here is an example: In the early stages of the submarine war in the Atlantic during World War II, the U.S. Navy realized that individual ships and convoys were less likely to be torpedoed and sunk if they moved in less predictable manners. Zig-zag maneuvers — the ship veering from course to course — added unpredictability, which make it far more difficult for torpedo gunners. Given the distance between the ships and submarine, the drag coefficients of the water the torpedo would be moving through, and the speed and course of the torpedo and the target ships, zig-zag maneuvers added another complication to aiming torpedoes. Even with the zigging and zagging, sub- marine torpedoes sunk numerous vessels, so further safety measures were adopted. One such measure was to design and manufacture what came to be known as a “course clock.” With specifications developed at the U.S. Naval Observatory and put into production by Seth Thomas Clock Company, course clocks helped ships to steam on ever-changing compass headings. These courses were known as sinuous curves. According to author Marvin Whitney in Military Timepieces — his encyclopedia of clocks and watches made for various wartime purposes, the U.S. Navy specified all of the attributes of the new device: It was to be an eight-day clock Details Production date: 1942 Best place to donate one: That is the question... Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: is best): generally based on a Seth Thomas Model 10 equipped with a four-jewel movement powered with dual mainspring barrels. In U.S. Navy requisition speak: “The hour figures shall be in Arabic numerals about 5/8-inch high. All Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Car Art Commissions Carnut Images creates custom portraits of the finest cars in the world — yours! Carnut photographers shoot your car at the track or in your driveway — or you can supply them with your favorite images. Then, the backgrounds are professionally removed to create a oneof-a-kind montage. The final piece is available as a print, canvas roll, stretched canvas, “hero card” or all-weather banner. Prices start at $250 when using supplied hi-res photos. www.carnutimages. com 34 Convenient L form healt gentl foam and l Leath is now a conve of 25 d It doe than t from w markings on the dial shall be accurately and deeply cut and finished in white. One side of the hands, one dot over each hour figure and one additional dot under the 12 mark shall be treated with luminous material. The dots shall be no less than ¼-inch in diameter.” And so on. The clock employed a movement quite similar to the standard bulkhead clocks Seth Thomas was producing during World War II. The clocks were modified with metal cams that could be affixed to the rear of the clock. The clock also had curved, eccentrically shaped edges and periodic holes drilled into them for placing pins that trip an advisory bell. Steaming instructions would be issued, and the ships in convoy would apply a particular cam to start the sequence at a predetermined time. This ensured that all ships were following the same unpredictable curve on the same heading, which made collision less likely. By use of the pins mounted to each cam, a warning bell would sound shortly before a heading change was indicated. These clocks, which mount atop the large compass on the bridge, have a curved window above 12 o’clock through which the compass dial can be viewed. An indicating finger rides along the edge of the curved cam and indicates the exact compass heading for steering. Further, through the use of electrical contacts mounted to the clock, the system could be connected to a servo-controlled steering mechanism to make the curving heading of the ship fully automated. By applying a perfectly round cam (also delivered with the clock), fully manual steering could be achieved — or one that steers simply in straight lines as the indicator is moving along a consistent edge. If you realize the highest and greatest purpose of this particular his- torical time piece is not gathering dust on my shelf, please let me know how you wo response. I c SCM editor


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Rolling Chassis For the Le Mans 24 Hour race of 1938, Alfa Romeo prepared and entered a dramatically styled coupe: chassis 412033. This chassis originally carried one of the Mille Miglia Spyder bodies, but it was rebodied early in 1938 by Touring for Alfa Corse to compete at Le Mans. It is the only 8C 2900B to ever have this particular body design. The real car still exists and now resides in the Alfa Romeo Museo Storico — in a somewhat different restored style than when it raced — and almost won — Le Mans. CMC modeled the rolling chassis for the coupe in im- pressive fashion. This 1:18-scale jewel is truly a feast for the eyes. It closely replicates the chassis as seen in period photos. Although it is not 100% accurate, it is still a marvelous model. My original plan was to show this rolling chassis model with one of the CMC’s fully clothed versions, but unfortunately CMC did not provide those models. That said, this particular model is so good that neither of the complete cars are missed. The chassis stands alone perfectly. This is one of those automotive collectibles that crosses the line between “model” and a fine, intriguing piece of automobilia. It will appeal to any gearhead and most model collectors. CMC deserves credit for stepping a little outside of the mass-market manufacturer comfort zone to produce a piece like this. Your only dilemma with this one will be Model Details Production date: 2014 Quantity: 1,000 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.cmcmodelcarsusa.com where to look first. There is a lot to see. Similar to the real tubular framework of Touring Superleggera, this model features a rather complex assemblage of the same framework that is attached to the chassis and side floor pans. Details are everywhere, from the minute truing nuts at the base of each wire-wheel spoke to an extensive amount of plumbing and wires, including numerous copper lines. Fully exposed Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton 2014: Turning Silver Into Gold by Hartmut Lehbrink, teNeues, 304 pages, $85.67 It’s not done until it’s overdone. That’s the well-worn phrase that came instantly to mind when I was handed the 7.5-pound, 304-page homage to the Mercedes F1 team’s success in 2014. Sure, the accomplishments were outsized as well. There was a stunning second world championship for Lewis Hamilton, who won 11 races and was on the pole seven times. His teammate, Nico Rosberg, was on pole 11 times and won five times. The pair looked out from the top step of the podium an astounding 16 times, giving Mercedes a constructors’ championship well before the season even ended. Mercedes was so dominant that only one other team, Williams, took a pole position in 19 races. It was a brand-new day for all the teams, as F1 dropped the 2.4-liter V8 for a 1.6-liter turbo V6, and reliability fears were in the air. Actually, they also dropped the word “engine,” as the old lump became a Power Unit, combining an internal combustion engine, turbo, battery and kinetic energy system into an incredibly small, complex New Age lump. Pre-season jitters and a few reliability issues around the new power unit aside, Mercedes was fast from the first test, and never looked back. So, like proud parents, Daimler AG thought it would be nice to do a little bragging about the kids. But unlike for most of us, a few snaps on Facebook 36 wasn’t nearly enough. Not when you’ve spent the kind of Serious Money they and partner Petronas spent getting Mercedes to the top of global racing. This unfortunately means wretched excess. (In Formula One, really?) This book is oversized in every way, with lavish photography and tightly crafted messaging/text (by automotive author Hartmut Lehbrink, with “editing” by Daimler). This isn’t necessarily a good thing. The book is a detailed Mercedes F1 self-love manual. It’s politely framed as celebration of a really special F1 team victory, but at bottom it’s nothing more than an admittedly beautiful, slick marketing tool. Provenance: Lehbrink is an accomplished automotive writer. He hits his marks for his client. Fit and finish: As pretty as the cars, this is a large-format look at the driv- ers, team, technology and history of not just the 2014 season, but Mercedes racing. It’s beautifully printed and designed (text in English and German), but most of the images are pedestrian. Drivability: This is the equivalent of the ultimate Christmas brag let- ter. I’m not saying it isn’t justified, with 2014 being nothing but an amazing success story for Mercedes, from top to bottom, from wind tunnel to cockpit to podium. It might never be replicated again. But I was looking for some grit, some struggle, some truth. Maybe someone in the future will get the access to tell the story in a way that doesn’t feel so contrived, massaged and carefully controlled. ♦ Sports Car Market as it is, you get great views of the engine with supercharger and so much more — except for the missing battery. The battery holder with cable and connectors are present. CMC decided to not include the battery. The model does roll, the wheels are removable, and the steering may or may not work well, which is always an issue with CMC models. I am guessing that the chassis is to be as the car is restored now, as, in some ways, it does not match the period photos, but in other ways it does. The shiny side floor pans are very good, but things are spoiled a bit with all the stamped text showing through the bottom on the left-side pan. They should have at least covered that area. The fully finished dashboard, although beautifully replicated, looks noticeably out of place. The dashboard is sort of like wearing a business suit to a summertime pool party, and is noticeably missing all detail and wires on its backside. My biggest gripe is that the valve covers were incor- rectly painted gray on the model, as well as on all of CMC’s complete full-body versions, which does not match any 8C 2900B I have ever seen. The valve covers should be raw or a polished metal finish. CMC markets the chassis as a “limited edition” of 1,000 examples, but that figure is way above what constitutes a true limited edition. Nonetheless, I’m reasonably sure that these will sell out in the near future, as did their previous rolling-chassis edition of the Maserati Birdcage. 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Affordable Classic 1984–87 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Mercedes’ Little Road Rocket Budget $7,500 or so to bring your $15k Cosworth back to a reliable, fun driver by Pierre Hedary ample with all specialty cosmetic and mechanical items intact. Smoke Silver cars sell at a slight discount. Don’t forget what it really is For all of the Cossie’s reliability and speed, it is still a 190E. Compared with other Mercedes, it is horrifically fragile. Climate-control systems are temperamental, dashboards crack and the vinyl peels off the door panels. Other gremlins include window regulators, seat pads and plastic interior trim. Many owners also foolishly removed the rear self-leveling suspension, and parts, such as the lower ball joints and rear axle spindle bushings, fail over time. Few Mercedes shops have the expertise to deal with 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 M ost motoring enthusiasts are aware of the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 16-valve cars. These models have acquired several nicknames, such as “Cosworth” or its diminutive “Cossie.” Although they have become famous, good examples remain elusive. But these are tough little cars, and refurbishing a driver is affordable, so you don’t have to “buy the best.” These cars only came in Smoke Silver and Pearl Black. Powered by the Mercedes M102 4-cylinder engines, U.S.-market Cossies made 167 horsepower and European versions made 185. Production was from 1984 to 1987, with U.S. market introduction in 1986. From raceway to freeway Mercedes-Benz wanted to enter the 190E in Group B rallies, so they contracted Cosworth to develop a 320-horsepower engine — based on the existing M102 4-cylinder, 8-valve engine. Cosworth installed a new cylinder head with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder on the engine. The racing version was fast and powerful, hitting 0–60 mph in less than eight seconds. After Mercedes became aware that Group B was not practical, they turned their eyes to the newly inaugurated German Touring Car Championship. Racing variants had to be based on a mass-produced road-going model, so Mercedes-Benz built a detuned version of the Cosworth racing engine to homologate the 190E. The roadgoing Cosworth was less powerful, but it still brought 167 horsepower to U.S.-market cars. Details Years produced: 1984–87 (2.3-liter model) To race or appreciate? There are two distinct types of end users for the Cosworth. One group races and modifies them, and the other group appreciates their natural attributes. Many of the modified cars end up as unfinished projects that sell inexpensively enough to be improved. If you are buying a Cossie to go racing, buy a failed project and start from scratch. At this point you want to shop below $7,000. If you’re buying to enjoy the car in its natural form, it helps to look for a solid car that has (hopefully) been unmolested. While you won’t be able to purchase a perfect car below $20k, you should look for an ex- 38 Current price range: $10,000–$15,000 Pros: Fast, cheap thrills. It’s easy to get parts, and the car is rare enough to stand out in a crowd. It also has a cool nickname. Cons: Many cars were modified for the track. The car is not as sturdy as other Mercedes-Benz models, and the interiors will fall apart. Best Place to Drive One: On a racetrack — if you have a race-modified car — or on a big freeway late at night. Pretend it’s the Autobahn and have at it. A typical owner: Understands the natural attraction of adding “Cosworth” to a Mercedes-Benz. Sports Car Market suspension issues, and cobblers try to compensate with aftermarket springs, brakes and struts that compromise the dual-purpose nature of the 16-valve engine. Many people gripe about the valve adjustments and timing chain. Timing chains were never the issue. Cossies had bad chain tensioners from new, and Mercedes-Benz now sells a replacement that ratchets the chain tight — instead of using pressurized oil as the previous variant did. Valve adjustments require simple math and long attention spans — that’s the secret. When sorted, however, these cars are dead-reliable, stealthy and need little handholding. All kinds of fun for under $25k When shopping for a Cossie, be prepared to pay up to $25k or so for a sorted, well-kept example. Cosmetic condition trumps mileage in this case. Bear in mind that there’s no such thing as a perfect example, so be prepared to deal with the aforementioned issues. A realistic budget is in the $10,000–$15,000 range for a good driver, with $7,500 in your back pocket to turn the clock back to Daimler-Benz standards. After that, you have a fun Mercedes that will tolerate all kinds of driving without any issue — and steal your heart. How do I know? One of my first loves was a 16-valve Cosworth. ♦


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Collecting Thoughts Symposium of Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car The Thinking Behind the Collecting New perspectives on choosing, restoring — or not restoring — and caring for collector cars by Dr. Fred Simeone Gooding & Company founder and CEO David Gooding lends his expertise to the proceedings Y 42 ou may think that no one needs to tell you how, why, and what you should own. Have you ever considered whether you have curated or accumulated your cars? And why would you have? Does nostalgia catalyze your instinct? What about drivability or history? Or do you “buy what you like”? No one needs to tell you how to take care of them and what should happen to them after you go to that great breaking yard in the sky. Well, actually, maybe you need a dialog that concerns all of that. A road map to thoughtful collecting Although of general interest to any enthusiast for the finer cars, The Symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car, presented by the Revs Institute at Stanford University, is focused on the collector who is maneuvering through these issues: • A set of specific tastes in a confusing, unpredictable market • The long-term future as we navigate from hobby to art • Most importantly, your perceived responsibility to these beautiful cars The symposium is held biennially at the Collier Collection in Naples FL. It deals with serious issues, both for serious, and those wishing to become more serious, collectors. If that’s you, read on. Miles Collier, SCM contributor and noted collector, creates and conducts the sym- posium. One soon realizes the how much of his effort is expended to make this a success. Each day, several well-thought-out modules are presented. Although the March symposium was the eighth bien- nial conference, Collier, his faculty and staff make each fresh and unique. With the guidance of the likes of Jonathan Chavez, Mark Gessler, Scott George, David Gooding, McKeel Hagerty, John Lavine, Keith Martin, Doug Nye, Paul Russell and David Swig, as well as experts on loan from Stanford (Owen Falk, Peter Mangiafico, Bob Schwarzwalder and Michael Shanks) and the Smithsonian Institution (Malcolm Collum), among others, there is no shortage of experience. A garage full of compelling topics This year, participants engaged in these monologues/ dialogues: • Conservation Practices • Collecting Strategies • Restoration Challenges • Caring for and Operating Brass Era Cars Sports Car Market All photos courtesy of The Revs Institute®


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Collecting Thoughts Symposium of Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car One of the placards on display addresses the difficulty of restoring a car, pictured below, with a troubling place in history • Ensuring the Survival, Prosperity and Impact of Your Automobiles • Risk Management for Automobile Collectors, Collection Security and Safety Cars and confections Each person had the option to design an individual tour or take advantage of rounds through the carefully curated automobiles while pondering which were “good, better, and best” and the reasons why. Looking into the future, topics discussed included: • The technique of organizing a digital library and its potential use as a preservation/research tool • Collecting strategies for the 21st century • Where the next generation of collectors is coming from Peppered throughout the 3½ days were “confections” (as Collier likes to call them), such as: • Historical motion pictures enriched with historian Doug Nye’s unbounded memory • Seeing, hearing and feeling the excitement, as Eddie Berrisford and staff piloted ancient steeds out back • A particularly fascinating automobile design biography by itiner- ant artist Peter Stevens, whose drawing-room Odyssey spans the mundane to the McLaren. The takeaway What participant Malcolm Welford had to say: “I came away from the Collier Symposium with the realization that our car world is changing fundamentally and quickly from one long, century-old type of motoring into a new generation and style of transportation. Now we all need to work harder to preserve the history and legacy of the automobile as we know and enjoy it.” For many it wasn’t all about the cars. “For me, the greatest value of the REVS Institute’s Connoisseurship Symposium is the relationships I develop with the people I meet, and the new perspective and skills that I gain from a multidisciplinary approach to the collectible car,” said participant Andrew Reilly. Collier has again orchestrated an experience unparalleled in our world. This time, he helped us understand why we collect and how we can achieve our goals. In every aspect, deep thought and the search for excellence prevail. The world of automobile collecting is evolving rapidly, and this Getting into the nitty-gritty of collecting is what it’s all about 44 symposium provides thoughtful collectors with the tools and contacts to make ever-more-thoughtful decisions. ♦ Sports Car Market


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SCMers at the symposium Bob Bailey Sarasota, FL Mark Berns Encino, CA Eddie Berrisford Derbyshire, U.K. Reilly Brennan Stanford, CA Nelson Calle Miami, FL Bruce Canepa Scotts Valley, CA Miles Collier Naples, FL Malcolm Collum Aldie, VA Lee Cross Kennett Square, PA Barry Dougherty Pottstown, PA Joe Freeman Bonston, MA Scott George Mark Gessler Jaime Gesundheit Sherman Oaks, CA David Gooding Santa Monica, CA Phil Gumpert Noblesville, IN McKeel Hagerty Traverse City, MI Parker Hall Vicksburg, MS Adrian Hamilton Hook Basingstoke, U.K. Steven Harris New York, NY Roger Hoffmann Point Reyes Station, CA Fred Leydorf Jr. Birmingham, MI Chris MacAllister Indianapolis, IN Larry Macks Owings Mills, MD Nick Mason Bruce McCaw Bellevue, WA Craig McCaw Santa Barbara, CA Bruce Meyer Beverly Hills, CA Chuck Morgan Carmel, IN Roger Morrison Salina, KS Stephen Murphy Chicago, IL Jeff Murray Ashland, NH Charles Nearburg Dallas, TX Doug Nye Surrey, U.K. Matt Olcott Millersville, PA Michael Pierce Portland, OR Richard Rechter Bloomington, IN Andrew Reilly Santa Monica, CA George Reilly Hardwick, MA Mark Reinwald Bedford Hills, NY Don Rose Salem, MA Peter Sachs Stamford, CT Bill Scheffler Palm Springs, CA Don Silawsky Edgewater, MD Dr. Fred Simeone, M.D. Philadelphia, PA Tony Singer Carmel Valley, CA Ryan Snodgrass Kirkland, WA John Stafford Chicago, IL David Swig San Rafael, CA Mitchell Terk, M.D. Jacksonville, FL Rob Walton Don Weber Tustin, CA Malcolm Welford Irvine, CA Bob White Scottsdale, AZ Roger Willbanks Louisville, CO June 2015 45


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Legal Files John Draneas Curb Your Enthusiasm You should know whether you want to buy the car well before it crosses the block, so here are some strategies to protect yourself from trouble and so on. But don’t expect this to be a panacea. The shop is only charging you a few hundred dollars for this service, so be realistic about what they are really capable of finding in the short time spent. A bigger budget can allow for more intensive inspections, of course, but owners will never allow an inspector to disassemble the engine or perform any other major surgery. It’s also a good idea to have an experienced resto- ration shop inspect the car to determine how original it really is. You want to know how much of the sheet metal is original to the car, as well as the originality of the paint and the interior. For an example, consider a friend who was having some paint issues with his all-original-paint Porsche 911 that he had owned for 20 years. He didn’t want to lose the originality by repainting the whole car, so he took it to a very capable restoration shop, hoping for a miracle. The shop owner quickly put him at ease: “Don’t worry so much about that. This car has already seen new paint in three places!” If authenticity and provenance are important, Putting your own eyes and/or hands on the car before commiting to buy is imperative T he collector car market has been very strong the past few years, and many cars are trading at prices that were unheard of not long ago. An unfortunate consequence of today’s market is that mistakes can cost a lot more than they did before. There also is a perception that good cars sell super quickly, so you have to move fast to get the car. In this situation, trouble can come very quickly indeed. Savvy collectors need to balance their enthusiasm with care and intelligence. This month, we’ll look at ways that a buyer can protect himself. In a future column, we’ll look at strategies for the seller. Go see the car We are in an Internet world where distance has been eliminated. It’s tempting to rely upon the photos and the seller’s descriptions, but don’t. There is no substitute for seeing the car yourself. Take the time, use up your frequent-flier miles, do whatever you have to do. You are the one who is going to live with this car. Go see it for yourself and make sure you like it. The two main problems are that sellers sometimes lie, and no two people see the same thing and describe it the same way. When the car shows up at your door, and it doesn’t match the seller’s descriptions, your legal recourse is an expensive lawsuit in the seller’s home state. Even if you are lucky enough to unwind the deal and get your money back, the unrecoverable legal expenses will make it a loss. Inspections a must The wise buyer will never buy a collector car without an appropriate pre-purchase inspection — or several. There are simply too many ways that expensive problems can remain hidden after careful observation and even a spirited test drive. Select an appropriate and neutral marque-specialist shop for a com- plete mechanical inspection. That gives you a fighting chance to identify where repairs are now or soon will be needed, where non-authentic parts have been used, where prior repairs have not been up to standard, 46 you need to have an expert examine the car and its history. Don’t just believe what the owner is telling you about the history of the car. Keep in mind that most of these cars were just worn-out, used cars once. People weren’t all that careful about keeping track of provenance stuff, and lots of mistakes have happened. For example, consider this lawsuit between a collector and an auc- tion company that is just warming up: The auction company sold a car as “one of only two built and the only one in existence.” The owner of the second and very-well-known existing car didn’t take too kindly to that and sued the auction company. The auction company’s expected defense — they haven’t gotten that far yet as they are still fighting over where the lawsuit is going to be heard — will likely be that the plaintiff’s car is just a “bitsa” and doesn’t count. This case is going to be expensive. It may seem like proper inspections might take longer than a seller will wait, but that is not necessarily the case. The seller can be comforted by a signed contract that is conditional only upon the inspections and with a substantial deposit placed in escrow. If multiple inspections are going to be made, they can sometimes all be done simultaneously. Use a good contract The more you spend on a car, the more important it is to have a good written contract. From the buyer’s standpoint, the key elements of a good contract are: Identify the car properly. Make, model, chassis number and so on. Identify specifically what comes with the car: spares, wheels, books, records and other items. State clearly that the purchase is subject to your satisfaction with the results of your inspections, and that the seller will cooperate with you in getting them done. Set forth all representations the seller is making about the car. This should include whatever was claimed in the sales listings or later said to you about the condition of the car, its features, its authenticity and history. Sports Car Market


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Establish a clear procedure for the exchange of the money for the car — more on that below. It seems like you will need to hire an attorney to do this for you. Yes, that is probably true. Just remember that it is money well spent. Follow the money It’s usually not a good idea for the seller to have the money and the car at the same time. There is always the chance you will never see either of them again. Use an escrow — much like a real estate deal. It doesn’t have to be overly complicated. I’ve had good luck using the seller’s attorney as the escrow agent. The funds are wired to the attorney’s trust account, with instructions that they can be released to the seller only when the buyer or his transport company has confirmed that they have picked up the car. The seller’s attorney can also be given the signed certificate of title or bill of sale, in pre-approved form, with instructions to release that to the buyer when the funds are released to the seller. That approach doesn’t complicate the transaction very much, and sellers are almost always comfortable with their personal attorney holding the funds. The buyer is protected because the attorney can be trusted to handle the funds properly on pain of disbarment and full legal liability. Brokers I have nothing against brokers, but there are a couple of things that the buyer should keep in mind: First, they don’t get paid if the car doesn’t sell. Second, all of their information about the car has come from the seller. The latter point is the primary one. Under the law, the broker is gen- erally not liable for repeating what the seller said about the car. When things turn out to be wrong, your legal recourse is probably going to be against the seller only. Auctions Here’s something that will surprise some readers — buying a car at an auction is not like buying a shirt at Macy’s. “Wow, that car crossing the block looks really nice; I think it would be fun to own and drive; it’s not going for too much money; I think I’ll buy it,” is a recipe for disaster. Auction companies are essentially brokers acting for the seller. As explained regarding brokers, their information comes from the seller, and they are generally not liable for repeating it to you. While most auction houses do their best to vet the cars they auction, that is a tough job, and they typically disclaim liability for the results. If you are going to buy a car at an auction, you have to verify that the car is what you want to buy before the auction even starts. First off, do your shopping on the auction company’s website or in their catalog ahead of time. If you see a car you may want to buy, call the auction company and talk to them about it. Believe it or not, you can actually make arrangements for pre-auction inspections, and you can also arrange test drives during the pre-auction exhibitions. You should know whether you want to buy the car well before it crosses the block. Similarly, you should also know the maximum amount you will bid for the car. The only suspense when the auction starts is whether you are going to get lucky and buy the car for less than you were willing to pay, or if some other bidder is going to outbid you and pay too much. If you aren’t willing to go through all that effort ahead of time — and it can be a lot of effort when you start thinking about multiple auctions in Scottsdale or Monterey — then stick to buying cars in private transactions, where time passes more slowly. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. June 2015 47


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Simon Says Simon Kidston Good Brakes, Good Horn, Good Luck In India, cars share the road with cows, swarms of motorbikes, camels and even elephants freeway at 60 mph. Motorbikes swarm in and out of gaps — real or hoped for — like insects, their riders seemingly oblivious to their vulnerability and protected by nothing more than sandals or a saree. My final question to Jitender before we arrive back in Delhi is to decipher who has right of way at junctions, and for the first time he seems stumped. “Red light means stop, green means go,” he patiently explains, but when I point out we haven’t seen any working lights, just roundabouts, he pauses and concludes, “Honk, then go.” They honk a lot here. Royalty and the feel of a bygone age Entering the hallowed grounds of Delhi’s historic polo Sorry if you have a beef with the situation — you’ll just have to drive around “T o drive in India,” our driver Jitender shared in a lilting local accent, “you need three things: good brakes, good horn, and good luck.” This wisdom dispensed, he nonchalantly negotiated the onslaught of oncoming traffic in downtown Delhi, the city of some 16 million souls where “Jeweller to Kings” Cartier was again hosting its biennial celebration of India’s automotive heritage: the Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance. This was the fourth edition of what must surely rank among the most exclusive — and certainly the most spiritual — motoring gatherings in the world. Entries are selected from the country’s rich and varied treasure trove of motoring gems, the majority of which have been here since the heyday of the maharajahs, who once ruled the land with near absolute power whilst boasting dazzling riches that were freely and lavishly displayed. These days, life in India may be less feudal, but the country’s energy, size and rapidly growing power offset its decaying infrastructure, apparent disregard for most forms of authority, and continuing extremes of wealth and, more commonly, poverty, which still shock unaccustomed Westerners. To the Taj Mahal and back The opportunity to visit the fabled Taj Mahal before the concours got underway was too good to miss, and the 6 a.m. express train from Delhi to Agra covered the 210 km (130 miles) distance in two hours flat, with punctuality that would put the British railway system to shame. We opted to take a car back, and it was Jitender who provided invaluable insight into India’s attitude to getting around on its congested, often-crumbling roads. “Drive by feel,” he explained. Leaving Agra, I’d commented on the curious sight of cows sunning themselves in the middle of the city streets as noisy traffic passed in every direction just inches away. “They like the slipstream from the cars,” Jitender revealed. “It keeps the flies away.” Cows in India get a better deal here than back home, as they are revered as sacred and protected from slaughter for food. McDonald’s serves chicken instead. The sights and sounds along our road trip would rival any 3D movie. In the space of a few miles, we encounter goats, dogs, a colony of monkeys who’ve taken over an abandoned shop (these appear to be in endless supply — nothing apparently gets demolished in India), a camel hauling goods to market and even an elephant jousting with taxis and three-wheeled Tuk Tuks for road space. I’m not sure how many people the latter were designed to carry, but in India “maxi- mum payload” is merely the starting point, and just about anything with wheels serves as a taxi which will stop on demand and never refuses ‘just one more passenger.’ I counted at least 15 on board a minivan made for eight, with even the driver sitting on top of someone else and two hanging on the tailgate for good measure. And this was on the 48 A regal welcome at Delhi’s historic polo club Sports Car Market club, which Cartier has taken over for the event, you’re immediately struck by the serenity of the setting compared with the chaos outside. Uniformed stewards snap to attention, saluting arrivals royal and otherwise (dapper HRH Prince Michael of Kent, a doppelgänger for the last czar, is our chief judge), whilst spread out ahead of us on the manicured field sit 87 vintage motorcars and two dozen motorcycles which event curator HH Manvendra Singh Barwani has carefully assembled for the enjoyment of VIP guests and invited press. Of course, it helps when the nice chap asking you to bring out the heirloom hidden in your palace garage is a fellow maharajah.... Two days of judging with luminaries such as collec- tor Sir Michael Kadoorie, motorbike legend Giacomo Agostini (if there was a ladies’ vote, he’d win it by a country mile), Pebble Beach supremo Sandra Button, Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon and his supermodel wife Yasmin, designers Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens, and FIA boss Jean Todt go by without a word of disagreement, accompanied by hospitality from a bygone age (“A canapé whilst inspecting that engine bay, sir?”) before it’s all over too soon. The winner? A magnificent 1933 Minerva landaulet built for the Raja of Mahmudabad, now shown by prolific local collector Diljeet Titus, accompanied by his glamorous family. The prize-giving ceremony could be a scene from a Bollywood movie. Oh, and Cartier has laid on polo and high tea to conclude the festivities. As the recently beamed-up Leonard Nimoy might have concluded: “It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it...” ♦


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Feature 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Twenty Years Old and Still Gaining Speed This world-class event evolved from a casual Sunday afternoon to three days of non-stop car activity Story and photos by Carl Bomstead Part of the “Hot Rods: East Meets West” display T wenty years ago, Bill Warner gathered 160 or so local car owners for a casual event at the Ritz-Carlton’s Golf Club of Amelia Island. Little did anyone realize that 20 years later the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance would attract over 300 of the world’s finest motorcars, and the weekend would include 32,000 enthusiastic car guys and gals. Sir Stirling Moss OBE, arguably the world’s finest racing driver, was the first Amelia Island honoree in 1996, and he returned 20 years later in the same position. More than 25 of his famous race cars were on display, including the three Mercedes-Benz cars he won with in 1955. It was the first time all three of these significant vehicles have been displayed together. With Sir Stirling Moss standing in front of the cars, it was an amazing sight and a memorable photo opportunity. The event has evolved from a casual Details Plan ahead: The 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for March 11–13 Where: The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL, and the Golf Club of Amelia Island Tour: The Passport Transport Eight Flags Road Tour drives around Amelia Island the Friday before the concours Gala: The invitation-only Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner is on the Saturday evening prior to Sunday’s concours Seminars: A variety of seminars are presented on the Friday and Saturday before Concours Sunday Number of concours entries: 300 Cost: $80 for concours entrance Web: www.ameliaconcours.org 52 Sunday afternoon to three days of nonstop car activity. On Friday, many of the concours entrants drove their cars on the Passport Transport Eight Flags Road Tour. Tour cars motor around the scenic island and are parked in the town of Fernandina for all to enjoy. There was also an interesting seminar, “Design DNA of Iconic Cars,” where the designers from General Motors, MercedesBenz and Porsche spoke to their brands’ DNA. As if anyone needed an enticement to attend, the legendary Buick Y-Job and the new Buick Avenir concept were displayed at the entrance to the seminar. Lifestyle vendors offered apparel, financial services, books, jewelry and automotive-related collectibles. Several authors signed their latest books. On Saturday morning, the show field was covered with cars from the local car clubs for Cars & Coffee at the Concours. There is no charge for admission, and the event grows in popularity each year. Also on Saturday, RM Auctions — now RM Sotheby’s — conducted their 17th auction in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours. It was a spectacular event, with over $60,000,000 in sales. In addition, the “Car Guys of Television” seminar gave a behind- the-scenes look at producing automotive television shows. The sold-out Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner featured Sir Stirling Moss discussing many From the “Orphan Concept” class: 1954 Mercury XM-800 Sports Car Market


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SCMers at Amelia Island Concours Don Ahearn Kismet, NY 1971 Porsche 911S/T East African Safari H. DeWayne Ashmead Fruit Heights, UT 1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe Lawrence Auriana Greenwich, CT 1956 Maserati 300S Steven and Susan Babinsky Lebanon, NJ 1926 Duesenberg Model A Howard and Diane Banaszak Fort Lauderdale, FL 1952 Avalle ALF 750 Sport Malcolm and Naomi Barksdale San Diego, CA 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Gary Bartlett Muncie, IN 1968 Ford GT40 Donald Bernstein Clarks Summit, PA 1929 Ford Dick Flint roadster The Blackhawk Collection Danville, CA 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Bill and Becky Bryan Winter Park, FL 1928 Ford Model A hot rod roadster John and Suzanne Campion Jacksonville, FL 1969 Lancia Fulvia 1975 Lancia Stratos 1983 Lancia 037 1988 Lancia Delta Bruce Canepa Scotts Valley, CA 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Bernard and Joan Carl Washington, DC 1985 Porsche 959 Bobby and Gail Cheney Dallas, TX 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Corky and Theresa Coker Chattanooga, TN 1914 Stutz Bearcat Colin and Cana Comer River Hills, WI 1958 Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly” Joe Dash Williamsville, NY 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Dirk and Alexandra de Groen Coral Gables, FL 1937 BMW 328 Lisa and Jimmy Dobbs Memphis, TN 1984 Porsche 911SC RSR George and Manny Dragone Wesport, CT 1950 Abarth-Simca 8 Sport Lammot J. du Pont McLean, VA 1952 Ferrari 375 Indianapolis F1 The Eichenbaum Family Collection St. Petersburg, FL 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Jeffrey and Frances Fisher Palm Beach, FL 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Grand Sport Joseph and Cynny Freeman Boston, MA 1952 Kurtis Kraft 500A Indy car 1947 HRG 1100 The Galpin Motors Collection North Hills, CA 1932 Ford roadster John and Elizabeth Garnett Spotsylvania, VA 1904 Oldsmobile 6-C George Garrett III and Robin Garrett Wynnewood, PA 1952 Siata 300BC Alexander Giacobetti Philadelphia, PA 1922 Secqueville-Hoyau Sports two-seater Rick Grant Dayton, OH 1965 Aston Martin DB5 David and Lorie Greenberg Hewlett Harbor, NY 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1107 roadster Griot’s Garage Tacoma, WA 1975 Ferrari 312 T The Hagerty Family Collection Traverse City, MI 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I Richard F. and Helen A. Harding Beavercreek, OH 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster Terry and Noel Hefty Lafayette, CO 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Edward I. Herbst East Hampton, NY 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Park Ward convertible The Herrington Collection Bow, NH 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Prototipo Superfast II Somer Hooker Collection Brentwood, TN 1952 Vincent Black Shadow Special Loren Hulber Macungie, PA 1947 Chrysler Town & Country sedan Kent and Melissa Hussey Atlanta, GA 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Mark and Kim Hyman St. Louis, MO 1938 Peugeot Darl’mat roadster Craig Kappel Collection Chatham, MA 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S cabriolet John and Kim Keesee York, PA 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II Arturo and Deborah Keller Petaluma, CA 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible 1938 Horch 854 roadster Irwin Kroiz Ambler, PA 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Howard and Rosalind Kroplick East Hills, NY 1937 Chrysler Imperial C-15 LeBaron town car The Kurtz Brothers Ridgefield, CT 1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Model 703 The Lane Motor Museum Nashville, TN 1933 Dymaxion Ed and Maria Leerdam Winter Park, FL 1954 Fiat 8V Ellborata Zagato Charles and Aline LeMaitre Hardwick, MA 1910 Pierce-Arrow 66QQ Touring Jeff and Marge Lewis Newport Beach, CA 1967 Porsche 911 Bill Lightfoot Vienna, VA 1959 Cooper T-51 Steven and Elizabeth Lindsay Paradise Valley, AZ 1965 Lamborghini 350GT Gary Lindstrom Salt Lake City, UT 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Tim Lynch Naples, FL 1962 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Chris MacAllister Indianapolis, IN 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 Michael Malone Seattle, WA 1969 Porsche 908 short-tail coupe Andy Manganaro Xenia, OH 1954 Fiat 8V Ghia Sam and Emily Mann Englewood, NJ 1930 Duesenberg Model J 246 Eric Marziali North Windham, CT 1936 Jaguar SS 100 Bruce McCaw Bellevue, WA 1957 Maserati 450S 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale “Sperimentale” Craig and Susan McCaw Santa Barbara, CA 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Bob and Diane McConnell Urbana, OH 1956 Kurtis Kraft 500D Belanger roadster Dana and Patti Mecum Geneva Lake, WI 1932 Packard Twin Six roadster 1932 Ford McMullen roadster Madylon and Dean Meiling Incline Village, NV 1954 Jaguar D-type Don and Diane Meluzio York, PA 1954 Fiat 1100/1300 TV Bertone Bruce Meyer Beverly Hills, CA 1932 Ford Highboy roadster Walter Miller Syracuse, NY 1928 Chrysler Imperial L80 dual-cowl phaeton The Moghadam family Ottawa, CAN 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Wellington and Janet Morton St. Johns, FL 1937 Cord 812 SC cabriolet Jaime and CeCe Muldoon Guadalajara, MEX 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Don and Carol Murray Laguna Beach, CA 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT The Neidell Family Trust Tulsa, OK 1959 Kellison J-5 roadster The OFF Brothers Collection — Bill Johnston and Ron Elenbaas Richland, MI 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost J.C. and Judy O’Steen Collection Tallahassee, FL 1914 Stutz race car Larry Page Richmond, VA 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Robert Pass St. Louis, MO 1956 Austin-Healey 100M James A. Patterson — The Patterson Collection Louisville, KY 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Naples, FL 1954 OSCA Sports Racer 1958 Vanwall VW5 1960 Porsche RS-60 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT Axel and L. Hanko Rosenblad Yulee, FL 1958 AC Aceca Bristol Alan and Marsey Rosenblum Utica, NY 1927 Stutz Blackhawk Speedster The Frank Rubino Collection Pinecrest, FL 1948 Allard M drophead coupe Ivan and Myrna Ruiz Dawsonville, GA 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S cabriolet Continued on p. 55


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Feature 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Class-winning Chrysler Town & Country built for Leo Carrillo of “Cisco Kid” fame of his racing exploits. It was quite a treat being seated 10 feet away from his Mercedes-Benz 300SLR 722 that won the 1955 Sports Car World Championship title. The weather forecast for Concours Day on Sunday had been all over the board, but no one had predicted the glorious 80-degree day. Stutz was the featured marque, and 21 cars were presented in two classes. They ranged from a 1914 Bearcat to a stunning 1933 Monte Carlo. In addition to presenting some of the world’s finest motorcars, the Amelia concours is known for assembling some rather innovative and eclectic classes. The “Cars of the Cowboys” featured the class-winning Chrysler Town & Country that was built for Leo Carrillo — who played Pancho in “The Cisco Kid.” The car, which had a steer’s head on the hood, is now part of the famed Keller Car Collection. Other unusual classes included “Hot Rods: East Meets West,” which showcased the differences between East and West Coast customs and hot rods. The “Orphan Concept” class presented the 1955 Packard Predictor, Mercury XM-800 and the 1954 DeSoto Adventurer. The Amelia Island Concours presents two Best of Show awards. The Concours d’Elegance was presented to the 1936 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster owned by Ed Schoenthaler. The Concours de Sport went to David Sydorick and his 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 that won the 1934–35 Mille Miglia. We always wonder what Bill Warner and his enthusiastic crew will come up with in order to exceed what they have just accomplished. They always manage, and if they can get the weatherman to cooperate as he did this year, we can’t wait for the 2016 event March 11–13. ♦ 1929 Stutz M-8 convertible Victoria. Stutz was the featured marque 54 Acres of beautiful iron on display Sports Car Market


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SCMers at Amelia Island Concours-cont. David and Doreen Salzman Jupiter, FL 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible Ed and Judy Schoenthaler Oak Brook, IL 1930 Cord L-29 Brooks Stevens Speedster John Schumann Vero Beach, FL 1968 Ferrari 312 F1 Myron Schuster New York, NY 1919 Stutz Bearcat John P. Shibles Sea Girt, NJ 1929 Duesenberg Model J 355 Tony Shooshani Beverly Hills, CA 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Simeone Foundation Museum Philadelphia, PA 1958 Aston Martin DBR1 Orin and Stephanie Smith Vero Beach, FL 1957 Bentley Mk VI Franay drophead coupe 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Franay convertible 1964 Ladawri Nick Soprano Bedford Hills, NY Sensuale Super Spyder prototype Tom and Dee Stegman Cincinnati, OH 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca berlinetta 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ2 David Stoehr Washington, PA 1957 Porsche 356A GS 1500 Carrera Speedster David Sydorick Beverly Hills, CA 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider Jim Taylor Gloversville, NY 1952 Allard J2X roadster Larry and Wendy Titchner Toronto, CAN 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible Collection Erich Traber Salenstein, CHE 1958 Buick Limited convertible Jim and Nancy Utaski Skillman, NJ 1956 Maserati A6G2000 Zagato Alan Watkins Woodside, CA 1969 Lamborghini Espada S1 Billy Weaver Greenville, SC 1965 Shelby Cobra Jim and Stacey Weddle Clayton, MO 1965 ASA 1000 GT Spider Susan and Henry Wilkinson Atlantic Beach, FL 1970 Porsche 914/6 Herb Wolfe Englewood, NJ 1948 Stanguellini 1100 Sports barchetta Harry Yeaggy Cincinnati, OH 1934 Packard Twelve LeBaron Aero coupe Eric Zausner Potomac, MD 1934 Ford The Falcon June 2015 55 Chad Tyson


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Feature Amelia Island in Photos, by Chad Tyson One of Gooding & Company’s auction stars — 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, which sold for $3.3m A 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV graces RM Sotheby’s auction site. It sold for $2.3m


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Sir Stirling Moss’ Monza-winning Maserati 250F A 1959 Kellison on the concours grounds Please don’t spill any champagne on the paint g Moss’ Monza-winning Maserati 250F A 1959 Kellison on the concours grounds Please don’t spill any champagne on the paint Maneuvering Maneuvering into place


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Feature Lotus Exhibit at the AACA Museum A Celebration of 66 Years of Lotus The first car seen is the 1978 Type 79 Formula One car as driven by Mario Andretti Story and photos by Bill Rothermel of Lotus’ engineering expertise including an ultralight aircraft engine, a Lotus Sport 110 bicycle and a Type 23 space frame chassis. Vehicles include a 1956 Mark VI; 1958 Eleven Le Mans; 1959 Elite; 1959 Type 18; 1962 Type 22; 1966 Lotus Cortina replete with its original window sticker; 1967 S1 and 1972 Twin-Cam Europas; 1979 Esprit S2 World Championship Commemorative model; 1987 Esprit Turbo and the 1997 Esprit V8 CART-PPG IndyCar World Series Pace Car; 1964, 1972 and 1991 Elans; a 1992 Type 108; and a 1996 Type 110, among others. Lotus Cars USA has provided a 2014 Evora S Type 122 and Lotus-engineered vehicles include the ubiquitous DeLorean DMC-12 and 1993 ZR-1 Corvette. There’s even a display of Lotus artwork by artists Gary Dausch and Gale Heimbach for review. The highlight of the exhibit is Paul Rego’s Paul Rego’s 1978 Type 79 Formula One car driven by Mario Andretti greets visitors at the exhibit entrance W hen I was growing up, I remember my mom having a calendar by the phone in the kitchen marked with birthdays throughout the year. Somehow, I don’t remember, though, ever seeing a birthday for Lotus. Believe it or not, the venerable British firm turns 66 this year. To celebrate the marque’s unique and storied history, the first Lotus retrospective of its kind is on exhibit at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA. “Lotus: The Art of Lightness” is on center stage through April 26. The exhibit features road and racing cars from throughout the British firm’s interesting and fabled history. Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus, was the man behind the marque’s racing success — and iconic road cars of innovative design. Said Chapman, “I believe in getting light weight through elegance of design.” His mantra became, “Simplify and add lightness,” thus giving the comprehensive exhibit its name. Museum Executive Director Mark Lizewskie continues to strive for innovative and creative exhibitions, and this is certainly no exception. Twenty-four road and racing vehicles are included, along with another six examples Details Plan fast: “Lotus: The Art of Lightness” is on display through April 26, 2015 Where: The AACA Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA, 17033 Cost: Adults are admitted for $12, seniors pay $11 and children from 4 to 12 years of age are admitted for $9 Hours: The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More: www.aacamuseum.org or call 717.566.7100 1958 Lotus Eleven Le Mans 58 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 Commemorative Edition Sports Car Market 1978 Type 79 Formula One car driven by Mario Andretti. Appropriately, it is the first car seen upon entering the museum. This pioneering design featured aerody- namic “ground effects” that projected Team Lotus to its 7th Formula One Constructors’ Championship and Andretti to the 1978 Formula One Drivers’ Championship. This design virtually reinvented F1 design standards, and it is shown in its original John Player Special livery. Known as “Black Beauty,” it ranks among the most important race car designs of all time. Noted Lotus expert Kyle Kaulback, a Lotus Ltd. member since 1992 and two-time former club president, is serving as guest curator for the exhibit. Kaulback said many of the cars on exhibit are regularly driven and vintage-raced. Vehicles have been supplied by Lotus Limited and LotusPALS club members along with those on loan from the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, AL. ♦


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Ferrari Profile 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano It is a milestone Ferrari that ended the era when driver skill controlled car performance by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 2006–12 Number produced: Approximately 3,500 Original list price: $310,543 Current SCM Valuation: $135,000– $300,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Chassis # location: Top left of dash near the windshield Engine # location: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, Ferrari Owners Club Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com, www. ferrariownersclub.org Alternatives: 2004 Porsche GT2, 2007 Aston Martin DBS coupe, 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: ZFFFC60A270150345 T he 599 GTB Fiorano was a ground-breaking achievement for Ferrari. Although it was touted as a dual-purpose grand touring and sports car, the 599 could easily outmatch the performance of Ferrari’s iconic F40. The 599’s engine was derived directly from the Ferrari Enzo supercar. The 6-liter V12 produced 620 brake horsepower at 7,600 rpm, sprinting the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 205 mph. Like all modern Ferraris, the 599 is just as luxurious as it is fast. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with incredible attention to detail throughout. Carbon fiber and aluminum are utilized on the dash, which features Enzo-style instruments. The seats, developed by Recaro, are multi-functional and provide a tight grip during high-speed road or circuit driving. The 599 GTB offered is equipped with an extremely rare 6-speed manual transmission. Only 20 such examples were delivered to the United States. Optional equipment includes Scuderia shields, 20-inch Challenge wheels, carbon-ceramic disc brakes and Daytona-style seats. The current owner acquired the GTB in November 2009, and the car has accrued less than 3,800 miles since new. It has been properly stored in a climate-controlled collection, and it is accompanied by its original books. 62 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 193, sold for $682,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 14, 2015. Occasionally, I see a sale that defies logic, and I struggle to understand what the buyer was thinking. This 599 sale was an extreme test of my reasoning. There are several low-mileage 2007 Ferrari 599 GTBs on eBay for under $175,000. While none were one of the 20 manual-shift cars, laying down $682,000 for this Ferrari seems to only make sense if there were $500,000 squirreled away in the trunk. Of course, there wasn’t a half million in the trunk, and there were at least two people battling for this car, so I’ve burned a few brain cells thinking this one through. Well, it’s not about the money The key to understanding why someone would pay an irrational amount of money for a car is understanding that the money is irrelevant. The argument that you could have bought a paddle-shift 599 GTB, a Ford GT, and a new Porsche for the money isn’t relevant. Your mindset has to be that the person who bought this car already has a Ford GT and a new Porsche — or any combination that you might think up. Unless you can accept the person has everything they want except a manual-shift Ferrari 599 GTB, you cannot understand 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Lot 134, s/n ZFFD60B000167984 Condition 1 Sold at $183,470 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/30/11 SCM# 187835 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Lot 789, s/n ZFFC60A780157373 Condition 2+ Not sold at $140,000 Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/5/13 SCM# 231490 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Lot 64, s/n ZFFD60B000155069 Condition 2+ Sold at $158,076 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/20/13 SCM# 231490 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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why they picked this particular car. GTB stands for Grand Touring Berlinetta. “Berlinetta” is an Italian word that means small, light coupe. When referencing a Ferrari, GTB represents a line of cars that occupies space at the pinnacle of the automotive world. Think 250 SWB berlinetta, 275 GTB, 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and Berlinetta Boxer. These cars were some of Ferrari’s biggest hits, and the 599 GTB is a modern extension of the line. Historically, the 599 GTB hasn’t been around long enough to share a sentence with the great berlinettas, but its time will come. It might be about a third pedal Few automotive arguments are as polarizing as the manual-shift versus paddle-shift debate. Traditionally, performance cars had manual-shift transmissions. This comes from the fact that torque-converted automatic transmission cars were not as fast as a well-driven standard-shift example. Performance-car owners drive for pleasure, and the act of shifting enhances the driver’s interaction with the car — which adds to the pleasure. It’s easy to see why enthusiasts love manual transmissions. Racers, on the other hand, only care about going fast. If an automatic transmission makes them faster, they want an automatic. Modern paddle-shift transmissions replace the clutch pedal and shifter lever with hydraulic actuators. The actuators are computercontrolled to shift either by input from a paddle or automatically by a computer program. The result is a transmission that shifts much faster — and with a greater degree of precision — than a human driver. Automobile manufacturers are staffed with engineers, and like rac- ers, they think faster really is better, so they have embraced paddleshift technology. Early paddle-shift mechanisms were stand-alone devices that were why they why they icked this particular car. GTB stands for Grand Touring Berlinetta. “Berlinetta” is an Italian word that means small, light coupe. When referencing a Ferrari, GTB represen ked this particular car. GTB stands for Grand Touring Berlinetta. “Berlinetta” is an Italian word that means small, light coupe. When referencing a Ferrari, GTB represents a line of cars that occupies space at the pinnacle of the auto- motive world. Think 250 SWB berlinetta, 275 GTB, 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and Berlinetta Boxer. These cars were some of Ferrari’s biggest hits, and the 599 GTB is a modern extension of the line. Historically, the 599 GTB hasn’t been around long enough to share a sentence with the great berlinettas, but its time will come. It might be about a third pedal Few automotive arguments are as polarizing as the manual-shift versus paddle-shift debate. Traditionally, performance cars had manual-shift transmissions. This comes from the fact that torque-con- verted automatic transmission cars were not as fast as a well-driven standard-shift example. Performance-car owners drive for pleasure, and the act of shifting enhances the driver’s interaction with the car — which adds to the pleasure. It’s easy to see why enthusiasts love manual transmissions. Racers, on the other hand, only care about going fast. If an automatic transmission makes them faster, they want an automatic. Modern paddle-shift transmissions replace the clutch pedal and shifter lever with hydraulic actuators. The actuators are computer- controlled to shift either by input from a paddle or automatically by a computer program. The result is a transmission that shifts much faster — and with a greater degree of precision — than a human driver. Automobile manufacturers are staffed with engineers, and like rac- ers, they think faster really is better, so they have embraced paddle- shift technology. Early paddle-shift mechanisms were stand-alone devices that were advancements advancements have been so successful that Ferrari has now discontinued manual-shift transmissions in favor of the paddle-shift models. While the results are undeniably impressive, the removal of the driver from the shifting process has drawn cries of foul from the enthusiast community. Discontinuing manual-shift transmissions may seem like blasphemy to the uninitiated, but there is a real practical purpose to the retreat. New cars are simply too fast for manual-shift transmissions. That is, modern engines rev so fast that manual shifting limits the performance of the car. The 599 GTB hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. If a manual shift adds 0.2 seconds, performance is reduced by 5%. In the performance car business, 5% is a big number. The end of an era There were only about 20 manual-shift 599 GTBs built for the U.S. market, with maybe the same number spread around the rest of the world. This makes the manual version rare, but rare doesn’t necessarily equal value. The 599 transmission was designed for paddle shifting, and based on the mixed reviews of the manual edition, any premium paid for the manual driving experience might not be warranted. What could influence value is that the 599 GTB was the last 12-cylinder Ferrari offered with a manual transmission. It is a milestone car that closed the era when the driver’s skill controlled the car’s performance. The buyer of the 599 got a rare example of a great car — and an interesting piece of history. As an automobile, the price paid was pure folly. The estimate was roughly one-third of the sale price, and even that was a bit optimistic. The buyer basically paid $500,000 for bragging rights to having a manual-transmission 599. I suspect few miles will be logged on for the manual driving experience, so there will be s hope a future return could come ’s a stretch. The Steve McQueen i is a one-of-a-kind car, and a y carry forward. One of 20 isn’t llector car world, and little — if iation. n was the seller. Any expectation 0 would have been wishful thinke result he got would have been hy they picked this particular car. GTB stands for Grand Touring Berlinetta. “Berlinetta” is an Italian word that means small, light coupe. When referencing a Ferrari, GTB represents a line of cars that occupies space at the pinnacle of the auto- motive world. Think 250 SWB berlinetta, 275 GTB, 365 GTB/4 Daytona, and Berlinetta Boxer. These cars were some of Ferrari’s biggest hits, and the 599 GTB is a modern extension of the line. Historically, the 599 GTB hasn’t been around long enough to share a sentence with the great berlinettas, but its time will come. It might be about a third pedal Few automotive arguments are as polarizing as the manual-shift versus paddle-shift debate. Traditionally, performance cars had manual-shift transmissions. This comes from the fact that torque-con- verted automatic transmission cars were not as fast as a well-driven standard-shift example. Performance-car owners drive for pleasure, and the act of shifting enhances the driver’s interaction with the car — which adds to the pleasure. It’s easy to see why enthusiasts love manual transmissions. Racers, on the other hand, only care about going fast. If an automatic transmission makes them faster, they want an automatic. Modern paddle-shift transmissions replace the clutch pedal and shifter lever with hydraulic actuators. The actuators are computer- controlled to shift either by input from a paddle or automatically by a computer program. The result is a transmission that shifts much faster — and with a greater degree of precision — than a human driver. Automobile manufacturers are staffed with engineers, and like rac- ers, they think faster really is better, so they have embraced paddle- shift technology. Early paddle-shift mechanisms were stand-alone devices that were advancements have been so successful that Ferrari has now discon- tinued manual-shift transmissions in favor of the paddle-shift models. While the results are undeniably impressive, the removal of the driver from the shifting process has drawn cries of foul from the enthu- siast community. Discontinuing manual-shift transmissions may seem like blasphemy to the uninitiated, but there is a real practical purpose to the retreat. New cars are simply too fast for manual-shift transmissions. That is, modern engines rev so fast that manual shifting limits the performance of the car. The 599 GTB hits 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. If a manual shift adds 0.2 seconds, performance is reduced by 5%. In the performance car business, 5% is a big number. The end of an era There were only about 20 manual-shift 599 GTBs built for the U.S. market, with maybe the same number spread around the rest of the world. This makes the manual version rare, but rare doesn’t necessar- ily equal value. The 599 transmission was designed for paddle shifting, and based on the mixed reviews of the manual edition, any premium paid for the manual driving experience might not be warranted. What could influ- ence value is that the 599 GTB was the last 12-cylinder Ferrari offered with a manual transmission. It is a milestone car that closed the era when the driver’s skill controlled the car’s performance. The buyer of the 599 got a rare example of a great car — and an interesting piece of history. As an automobile, the price paid was pure folly. The estimate was roughly one-third of the sale price, and even that was a bit optimistic. The buyer basically paid $500,000 for brag- ging rights to having a manual-transmission 599. I suspect few miles will be logged on for the manual driving experience, so there will be s hope a future return could come ’s a stretch. The Steve McQueen i is a one-of-a-kind car, and a y carry forward. One of 20 isn’t llector car world, and little — if iation. n was the seller. Any expectation 0 would have been wishful think- e result he got would have been e e buyer had to pay up for his prize, he got what he wanted. We tend fixate on values and forget about ssion. I’m sure the buyer will get re enjoyment out of looking at s 599 than seeing higher numbers n his bank statement — and to him hat may be all that matters. ♦ (Introductory descriptions ourtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) June 2015 63


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English Profile 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible Since their 50th anniversary in 2011, these felines have been clawing up price guides by Jack Tockston Details Years produced: 1964–67 (Series I 4.2 convertible cars) Number produced; 9,548 Original list price: $6,000 Current SCM Valuation: $70,000– $100,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Chassis # location: Plate on top of right footwell box in engine bay Engine # location: Right side of engine block atop oil filter mounting flange under Jaguar logo Club: The E-type Club Website: www.e-typeclub.com Alternatives: 1959–60 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8, 1961–63 AC Ace Bristol, 1963–65 Aston Martin DB5 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 1E10546 F rom its electrifying March 1961 Geneva launch, Jaguar’s E-type redefined the term “sports car” at one stroke. Careful development brought improved comfort, and during 1964, the DOHC “XK” engine was enlarged to 4.2 liters and matched to a full-synchromesh gearbox for heightened drivability. Iconic styling cues including beautifully covered headlamps were retained, making these late-Series I E-types enduring objects of desire today. This outstanding four-owner, late-Series I roadster is an original left-hand-drive Personal Export Delivery example sold new to a San Francisco resident. Subsequently known owners included Harley Cluxton III of Scottsdale and Michael Kelly of Chicago, and the consignor acquired the original and unrestored vehicle from Mr. Kelly’s estate in 1998. From 2005 through 2007, a complete restoration by the noted restorers at The Creative Workshop of Dania Beach, FL, was performed using NOS parts as much as possible, with select upgrades that included improved brakes, shock absorbers and an aluminum radiator. Confirming its excellence, the E-type earned Best of Show at the November 2009 Festival of Speed event in Miami. Maintained post-restoration by The Creative Workshop, this fabulous E-type has accumulated only an additional 1,000 miles since work was completed. Complete with tools and hood cover, this fabulous E-type is stunning in its factory-specified livery and is the ideal choice to complete any mid-century collection. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 13, sold for $220,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction on March 13, 2015. The Series I Jaguar E-type (aka XKE) was produced from 1961 through mid-1967 — with the U.S. market 64 targeted from the outset. Follow-on Series I.5 through II were somewhat emasculated from original purity by mandated emissions and safety requirements. In 1966, a slightly bulbous 2+2 was offered with a back bench best suited to legless children. For Series III, overall dimensions increased, a turbine-like V12 replaced the coveted DOHC six, and an emphasis on touring comfort erased the racing heritage on which the E-type was based. A strong E-type Our subject 1965 roadster retained the D-type’s rac- ing DNA, and it carried a generous catalog estimate in the $250k–$300k range. Painted Opalescent Silver Gray (Glasurit # JAG-701), this example was stunning in its original hue, which parallels shades found in today’s automotive palette. Its limited ownership history, post-restoration awards, Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate and original tools offered strong credentials for bidders to consider. Rabid purists may have objected to the “select up- grades” (brakes, shocks, radiator), although those are easily reversible. In the end, as always at auctions, bidders assessed overall quality and verifications while pursuing ownership based on personal interest, taste, perceived value and available funds. The sale price indicates at least two bidders considered those variables with more than mild interest. Two other E-types at Amelia Island Gooding offered another E-type at Amelia Island, an early 1962 model (Lot 77, chassis 876333) in Carmen Red with black leather and cloth top. This one left the factory finished in Opalescent Gunmetal and red leather. It still Sports Car Market 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible Lot 16, s/n 1E11004 Condition 1- Not sold at $304,700 Rick Cole Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/14 SCM# 244958 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible Lot 17, s/n 1E11422 Condition 2+ Sold at $239,806 Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, 10/10/14 SCM# 255940 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible Lot 122, s/n 1E11337 Condition 1Sold at $280,500 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/16/15 SCM# 256875 Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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had its original bonnet with welded louvers, flat floors and Moss 4-speed with nonsynchromesh first gear spun by a clean 3.8-liter DOHC six. SCM’s reporter on scene told me it was an attractive car but somehow had an older restoration vibe. He noted it was clean top to bottom, bonnet fit was slightly off, and the exhaust system looked patched together. As found on our profiled ’65 version, later production models had the louvers stamped in to save time and labor, footwells were dished to increase headroom by about an inch, and a Jaguar-built all-synchro 4-speed arrived in 1965 to replace the Moss unit. Gooding’s catalog estimate matched the one for our featured ’65 car, and the sale price with buyer’s premium was $192,500. Also at Amelia Island, Bonhams had an exceptional 1963 E-type roadster on the docket (Lot 117, chassis 880117). After a meticulous bare-metal preparation, it was painted in its factory-ordered Cream (Glasurit # 2335A), and new Connolly black leather, black carpeting and a black cloth top were fitted. The refurbishment list was extensive, including a rebuilt engine, all-new weatherseals, stainless exhaust, brakes, tires and more. A California black-plate offering, it had a numbers-matching 3.8 liter engine, and it also came with a JDHT certificate, owner’s manual, jack and hammer. It sold for $128,700 including buyer’s premium. The star of Geneva The initial reveal of the E-type occurred in coupe form at the Geneva show in March 1961, where it became an international sensation. Marque lore attributes Enzo Ferrari as saying it was “the most beautiful car ever made,” and period auto scribe Henry N. Manney called it “the greatest crumpet collector known to man.” The best investment-grade Series I cars are generally the first and the last — early 1961 roadsters with their 3.8-liter engines, welded bonnet louvers and flat floors, and early 1967 cars with 4.2-liter engines, all-synchro gearboxes and still equipped with three SU carbs and covered headlights. After the feds stepped in to protect us from ourselves, late 1967 E-types (called Series I.5) lost their glass headlight covers, and 20 horsepower due to emissions requirements. Our profiled 1965 version is almost identical to a ’67, including the all-synchro 4-speed gearbox and 4.2-liter six. From 1961 to mid-1967, some 31,693 Series I roadster, coupe and 2+2 E-types left the U.K., compared with about 54,000 Porsche models (356 and 911) produced in the same period. Emerging from the back lot For decades, E-type values languished in the bargain category — despite the car’s raving birth announcements. Perhaps significant blame belongs to cynical auto pundits who joined a bandwagon that loudly claimed Jaguars were “notoriously unreliable.” That may have some truth in it, as Americans typically treat their rides as plug-in-and-forget appliances. Simple, routine maintenance, such as topping off the oil in three SU carburetors (“You put OIL in the carburetors?”), or double-clutching an early Moss gearbox with non-synchro first gear may have seemed too “foreign” and a bother. As an enthusiast who owned and maintained 1963 and 1967 versions for well over two decades, I was never stranded or saw “smoke leaking from wires” to certify “Lucas, the Prince of Darkness” jokes as fact — though they are amusing. So what happened to stimulate a rapid rise in auction prices for these felines? Perhaps the 2011 50th anniversary of the E-type sparked interest. Or maybe it was the astounding numbers being paid for vintage cars built by a certain Italian marque labeled with yellow shields bearing a black prancing horse. I’m hoping auction attendees may have finally noticed E-types have monocoque construction, independent rear suspensions, 150-mph top speeds, and inboard brakes, while that now-unaffordable Italian brand of the same period still had straight axles and tube frames. Comparing three Amelia Island sales Our subject car, Gooding’s ’65 gray roadster, sold for $220,000 because, as is al- ways the case, at least two bidders wanted to own it. It was attractive, documented, received awards and a carried a generous value estimate of $250k–$300k. Held against the two comparable cars that also sold during Amelia Island, our subject car had the bigger 4.2-liter engine, an all-synchro gearbox, and more comfortable bucket seats compared with the clamshells used in 1961–63. The red ’62 roadster (Lot 77) held the same Gooding value estimate, and sold for $192,500. The SCM Pocket Price Guide shows an upward market adjustment of $95k– $185k, and retains its Investment Grade of A. If this same bidder pool was alert when both cars crossed the block, it implies bidder variables were neutered. Perhaps Lot 77 sold for $27,500 less than our subject E-type because it received a total color change from factory livery; also, “matching numbers” and a JDHT certificate were not mentioned — or maybe bidders just wanted to avoid a non-synchro June 2015 65 gearbox. Let’s hope this buyer knows returning this one to as-delivered configuration and doing a little paperwork could result in significant appreciation! The cream-colored car at Bonhams’ sale (Lot 117) traded signatures at $128,700, and we can assume this was a different bidding pool. Bonhams listed the car with an estimate of $125k–$150k. The Bonhams car had known history from its delivery to New York, emigrated to California early enough to wear black plates, was refurbished to factory specs, had matching numbers and presented very well. Considering the sale price was well above our Price Guide’s high estimate of $95k, it’s a good bet this was a fine example. All three of these E-types were of better-than-average quality, and each brought appropriate prices for condition. Ten or 15 years ago, you could buy presentable E-type roadsters in the teens and twenties, but no longer. These three cited examples respectively sold for $220,000, $192,500 and $128,700 — each market correct for condition. Cost-effective alternatives If these prices for E-type convertibles are a bit rich for your wallet, consider investing in an E-type coupe, as they still cost less. Remember, the coupe version brought those rave reviews when the E-type was first shown at Geneva in 1961. They’re quieter inside at speed, aerodynamically faster, more rigid, offer three times the baggage space, and remain dry and cozy in weather. For a bit less, and with similar characteristics, Series II versions are also appreciating, and minty low-mileage Series IIIs with their smooth V12 engines are on the rise. Better hurry; bidders are circling. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective They don’t come any better than this By Robert Cumberford sports cars of al Exquisitely be imaginative and i tive in structure, as ingly inexpensive astounding perfor the E-type was a huge surprise when it appeared at the 1961 Geneva show. Q It shouldn’t have been, given that the similarly conceived D-type racers had appeared five years earlier with equally voluptuous form. But no one expected anything as exotic as the D-type to be produced in series. Road & Track’s first road test in September 1961 gave the list price as $5,595, which was just about the same as four Austin Mini Minors at the time. Initial presentations in Geneva and New York were as impressive as it would be today had Ferrari announced La Ferrari for $99,000 — and promised to make as many as the market would bear. As with any vehicle fit- ted with parts from Joseph Lucas, E-types were not paragons of reliability, but an owner could always count on heads turning when out for a drive that ability to attra tention has not dimin at all in the 54 years s those first auto show Aesthetically, the purity and simplicity of this car has rarely been equaled, and ther is nothing on the m today as far above th as the Jaguar was i time. ♦ 12 11 66 Sports Car Market FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 After 13 years of delicate grilles that assured inadequate cooling anywhere outside rainy England, Jaguar just left a simple hole in the nose — the perfect solution. 2 The venerable tall engine imposed this superb, sharklike hood bump. 3 The Series I windscreen frame was the most elegant of all variations, delicate and beautiful. 4 Voluptuous haunches are set off by the high-mounted slimline bumpers, which provide great visual punctuation of the form. 5 This slim panel between 8 7 10 bonnet and doors provides visual definition of the body’s ovoidal transverse cross-section. 6 Notice how far inboard the wheels are. Partly that’s because of a surprisingly narrow track, partly because the oval cross section bulges the fenders outward. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Appended taillights with their pointed outboard ends integrate surprisingly well with the sensuous curves of the sheet metal. 8 Very flat upper surface of the rear body assumes a little luggage space, and is handsomely modern in look. 2 uite this i of the m extraor 1 3 4 6 5 9 This add-on fence allows the side windows to descend into the shallow doors, and preserves the sinuous profile of the fenders from headlamps to taillights. Clever and practical. 10 The long, long phalliform fenders and central body are key to the perpetual fascination of the E-type. 11 Rear bodywork sweeping upward from the centerline of the rear wheels was a new formal idea in the beginning of the 1960s, and it made aerodynamic sense — no lift. 12 The twin exhaust pipes following that sweep were 9 highly dramatic as well, making one think of snakes ready to strike. They were also simple and cheap to make. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The straightforward simplicity of the instrument panel induces forgiveness for the ergonomically unsatisfactory placement of undifferentiated toggle switches and hard-to-read minor instruments. Overall effect is very British, welcoming and traditional. The cockpit is snug, but that’s part of the charm of the E-type. A driver really feels part of the car.


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1953 Siata 300BC Barchetta by Bertone Competition cars tell their own story through the modifications they endured to survive — and possibly to win by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1949–52 Number produced: 60 Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $89,000– $185,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Chassis # location: Stamped on firewall Engine # location: On block, on distributor side Alternatives: 1947–56 Stanguellini 1100, 1948–56 OSCA MT4 1100, 1954–56 Moretti 750 GS SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1952 Siata 300BC Lot 236, s/n ST421BC Condition 1- Not sold at $117,000 Chassis number: ST418BC T he Siata 300BC barchetta (often referred to as the 750 Spider in period American advertising) entered production in 1951 and was nearly exclusively distributed to the United States, as it offered an ideal take on the road/racing spider that was soon to dominate SCCA racing. The model featured barchetta coachwork, which was penned by Mario Revelli di Beaumont and was clearly an extension of Pininfarina’s Grand Sport design, with approximately 40 examples being built to his design by Bertone. While some earlier examples were equipped with the 750-cc Crosley engine, later examples were often fitted with specially tuned Fiat 1100 motors, giving them nearly as much power as the 4-cylinder Ferraris. The 300BC is rare, aesthetically beautiful and possesses the characteristic chassis athleticism of all Siatas, and as such, it has grown to be a highly collectible edition of the so-called “Baby Ferrari.” Chassis number ST418BC is the 18th of approximately 40 examples that were bodied by Bertone. According to John de Boer’s esteemed Italian Car Register, the Siata was originally owned by racing enthusiast Bob McNeal, and it was also occasionally raced by Ron Hunter. In 1961, the Siata was sold to Ken Johnson, and he retained possession of the car until March 1985, when it was purchased by Dr. John Kimball of Denver, CO. Dr. Kimball commissioned a restoration by Jarl de Boer (John’s father), who was one of the foremost experts on the 300BC model in the world. Along with a full mechanical freshening and preparation for historic 68 racing, the restoration included a change in the paint finish from British Racing Green to the current coat of Italian-flavored Rosso. During a running of the Avon Vintage Grand Prix shortly after the restoration, Dr. Kimball was photographed leading a pack of competition sports cars in a picture that made the front page of the local newspaper, the Avon-Beaver Creek Times. This beautiful Italian roadster was acquired by the consignor in 1988, and it is currently fitted with a 1,100cc Fiat motor that is stamped with the same number as the chassis. As it is believed that several such spiders were fitted with these engines at the factory, this engine could very well be the car’s original powerplant. The Siata is also accompanied by a period Crosley engine, which was almost assuredly fitted at one point and may also possibly be the car’s original motor. The Siata has remained relatively unused in climate-controlled storage for almost 30 years, other than being periodically started for freshness. In preparation for the car’s offering here, the carburetor was disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt, and the Fiat motor now reportedly starts and runs with reliable verve. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 131, sold for $258,500, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 14, 2015. From its founding in the 1920s, Siata rose through the ranks of Fiat tuners to become one of the most successful manufacturers of sports racing cars in the 1950s, building Sports Car Market Bonhams, Gstaad, CHE, 12/19/07 SCM# 48124 1952 Siata Daina 1400 Grand Sport Lot 735, s/n SL0264B Condition 2 Sold at $135,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/22/04 SCM# 32187 1952 Siata 300BC Lot 204, s/n ST444BC Condition 1Sold at $62,391 Bonhams & Brooks, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/21/2001 SCM# 23570 Darin Schnabel ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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well-engineered and superbly balanced machines that regularly won in the hands of gifted amateurs and brilliant professionals alike. That the cars, especially the small 300BC and the bigger V8-powered 308S roadsters, were also quite beautiful was an added bonus. Few know of the range of the work of the preternaturally gifted Mario Revelli di Beaumont, but it is wonderful to see him begin to get the recognition he so richly deserves. The 300BC is truly one of his masterpieces, as it is notoriously difficult to execute great design on very small cars. A little bit of comfort A challenge with vehicles such as this Siata is to avoid the strong temptation to make them more luxurious in restoration than they were in original build. Where bare metal or rubber mats once sufficed, expensive contrast-color bound edge wool carpets or sumptuously quilted leather panels can often be found. Of course, for use in vintage rally events, the ruthless imperative of weight saving needed for circuit racing by 20-something drivers seems trivial. Today, to reduce the drumming racket of an empty metal shell, anything that makes the days spent in the cockpit during a vintage rally or even a 20-minute racing session far more palatable is welcome to those of us now in our 60s. Our subject car was restored by the late Jarl de Boer, who was a Siata marque expert, which speaks greatly in its favor. The concessions to civility were kept at a minimum, with plain carpeting and only slightly luxuriously padded bucket seats. Both engines are suitable Ideas on period faithfulness have evolved since this car was done in the 1980s. It’s also worth noting that it was quite common during the 1950s and 1960s to change the engines on these cars — depending on the owner’s event needs, pocketbook and driving style/talent. Many preferred the character of the monoblock Crosley engines — not to mention the greater availability and lower cost of performance parts compared with the Fiat 1100 units. It’s worth noting that the SCM Pocket Price Guide counsels a deduc- tion in value for the Fiat 1100 in place of the Crosley. The catalog description speculates on which of the two engines, one Fiat, one Crosley, that came with the car may have been the original. The likelihood that the 1100 Fiat engine in the car was installed when it left the factory in 1953 seems slight — and the same goes for the Crosley engine. In today’s restoration practice, it is much less likely that a perfectly correct replacement engine would be stamped with a “matching” number. In the absence of confirming records, it’s also not that important. Either engine is correct for the car, so there is no need to make apologies for either one. History and provenance It’s high time that buyers of competition cars that are 50 years old or older worry less about matching numbers. Their focus should be solidly on being true to the history and provenance of the car now in their care. Competition cars tell their own story through the modifications they endured to survive — and possibly to win. Those developments and changes should be celebrated, not obscured in some misguided desire to be genuine in an inauthentic way. It’s long been the way in the vintage Bugatti and Bentley world, and it would be a welcome development to see this trend spread, especially among certain Italian and German marques. Sort before driving The catalog copy mentioned that the car had “remained relatively unused” in the past three decades and described some recent re-commissioning work which had been carried out to prepare it for the sale. Something that I frequently discuss with clients, both on the selling and buying side, is the indisputable fact that when someone makes the decision to sell a car, it’s most likely because it’s no longer used. The first thing all of us want to do, of course, is use a car we’ve just bought. Small wonder that often the first days or weeks of ownership are marked with unpleasant surprises. While this car certainly looked smart, despite the 30 years that had passed since its restoration, a hint of this reality reared its head on the auction block itself. While it was driving in to be sold, a smoldering electrical fire erupted under the hood. Damage was slight, and the car went on to be hammered sold at a quite respectable number. Siatas on the rise As a measure of the car’s usability and fun-to-drive factor — and the vastly increased interest in small-bore sports cars in the market — the price realized for this car would have bought an 8V Siata about 12 years ago. It must also be noted, however, that one of these cars, chassis ST421BC, fitted with a Crosley engine, was a no-sale at $117,000 bid during Bonhams Gstaad sale in December 2007 (SCM# 48124) against a $160k–$200k estimate. I love these cars, and my only complaint about this sale is that it was far more than I could afford to pay for a car like this one. I hope the new owner gets it fully sorted and drives it as often as possible for the next 30 years. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) June 2015 69


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German Profile Column Author 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Reutter Cabriolet This car, despite being slow and a stodgy driver, sold for very strong money, which proves that at least two bidders loved it by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1952–55 (bent-window pre-A 356s) Number produced: 1,165 cabriolets Original list price: $3,645 with a 55-hp Normal engine; $4,584 with a 70-hp Super engine Current SCM Valuation: $105,000– $120,000 Tune-up cost: $500 to $750 with NOS wires and cap and valve adjustment Chassis # location: Aluminum plate to left of the gas tank; stamping on body panel in trunk just in front of the gas tank Engine # location: On engine case boss, under fan Club: 356 Registry, Porsche Club of America More: www.356registry.org; www.pca.org Alternatives: 1948–54 Jaguar XK 120, 1953–56 Austin-Healey 100, 1954 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Comps Chassis number: 60266 Engine number: 32009 • Rare pre-A model; coachwork by Reutter • One of 394 built in 1953 • Matching numbers • Comprehensive restoration • Correct Ivory exterior and red leather interior • Black convertible top • Owner’s manual • Kardex and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity N 70 umber 60266 is confirmed by the included Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and Kardex as a USA-spec, pre-A 1500. It has been restored in the original R504 Ivory exterior, over a red leather interior with black convertible top. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 143, sold for $443,750, including buyer’s premium, at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction on March 13, 2015, at the Omni Plantation in Amelia Island, FL. This is fulsome money for a pre-A cabriolet, which raises the question of whether pre-As are now investmentgrade collectible 356s and if so, why? Porsche 356s have a tripartite market. With 77,957 built between 1949 and 1965, they are not low-production automobiles in the manner of Ferraris of the same era. Some pockets within that model range are more scarce, however, and more desirable. Four-cam Carreras at the top At the pinnacle of the 356 value pyramid are the Carreras with 4-cam engines, both GSs (grand touring cars) and GTs (more sporting, typically racing variants). These higher-output Carrera engines came in three sizes: Type 547, a 1,498-cc engine, for 1954–58. Type 692, a 1,587-cc engine, for 1959–61. Type 587, a 1,966-cc engine, for 1962–65. Adding up all varieties, there were about 1,350 4-cam Carrera 356s built. The engines came in all body styles, and as you would expect, the coupes are the most common. That makes cabs — and especially Speedsters — more desirable, along with the several roadsters built with 4-cam engines in 1960–61. The Carrera market segment of 356s has been white hot for about four years now. In prime condition, the least-desirable Carreras are $750,000, and the most desirable —Speedsters and rare roadsters — are $2m and up. Speedsters are red hot The next pocket of desirability is the pushrod Speedsters. They were built on Pre-A 1954–55 chassis with 1,286-cc and 1,488-cc pushrod engines, and on 356 A chassis of 1956–58/9 with 1,582-cc pushrod engines. There were 4,145 Speedsters built, of which an estimated 148 were 4-cam powered, leaving 3,997 pushrod-engined cars. This market segment has been “just” red hot, with a world-record price set for a pushrod Speedster last 1953 Porsche 356 pre-A cabriolet Lot 203, s/n 60172 Condition 2Sold at $33,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/20/00 SCM# 4198 Sports Car Market 1953 Porsche 356 pre-A 1500 cabriolet Lot 171, s/n 60130 Condition 2 Not sold at $155,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/12 SCM# 197089 1953 Porsche 356 pre-A cabriolet Lot S453, s/n 60270 Condition 2 Not sold at $42,500 Kruse Auctions, Hershey, PA, 10/9/03 SCM# 36470 Courtesy of Hollywood Wheels


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August at Mecum Monterey of $583,500. After the Carreras and Speedsters, the market gets complicated, with a number of models vying for position on the desirability and value scales. In this mélange, one finds 1964–65 SC cabriolets, 1962 “twingrille” roadsters, 1960–61 “single-grille” roadsters, 1959 convertible Ds, 1964–65 356 C cabriolets, and pre-A cabs. Inclusion of the pre-A cabriolets in this grouping is a newer phenomenon. Fifteen years ago, the pre-A model never made the discussion. As Porsche passed its 50th anniversary in 1998, attention began to turn to the earliest 356s, honing in initially on the aluminum-bodied Gmund coupes, built when the Porsche firm was in exile at a sawmill in rural Gmund, Austria. Attention rotated to split-windshield, Stuttgart-built steel-bodied cars of late 1950 through mid-1952. Last into that party were the bent-windshield, mid-1952–55 pre-As. The bent-windshield cabriolets Assessments of Porsches are done primarily by model, not by year, so we will focus on the mid-1952 through 1955 bent-windshield pre-A cabriolets. That number is about 1,165 cars, which is not a really low production number, but it is on the low side compared with the 4,145 Speedsters and even the 1,350 Carreras. Among Porsche 356 aficionados, the earlier cars are considered to be somewhat quirky. The cars were genuinely handmade, with many running changes. There are even differences between cars built during the same week. An outside supplier, Heuer, was used for some pre-A cabriolet bod- ies, and those cars are actually constructed differently. Most observers say the Heuer bodies aren’t built as well as the Reutter bodies. (Reutter was the on-location captive body maker until Porsche bought the firm in 1963.) While the 1950–mid-1952 split-windshield cars generated earlier interest, interest in the bent-windshield cars started later. It got going in earnest when Road Scholars paid full retail for a no-rust, all-originalparts-intact, 30,000-mile 1952 cabriolet. It was to be fully restored. Some two years later that car, in terrific original Modegrau (Modern Gray) over gray/blue interior, hit the show circuit, to applause and envy. Pre-A cabs were on. Good news, bad news Now, back to the subject car, a 1953 cabriolet, s/n 60266, with a 1500 Normal engine number 32009. Little else is known about the car. Hollywood Wheels, a relative newcomer to the Amelia Island auction scene, did not create a catalog for their Amelia auction, and their website is not fully informative. None of my friends and correspondents spent any time looking at the car. What I can say is that the car presented well, had matching-numbers mechanicals and body panels, and had original colors for paint and interior. It had a Kardex (its Porsche Factory build and delivery card) and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. It also had an ill-fitting hood, overall variable panel fit, and was not at the correct ride height — especially in front. Some trim was reproduction, and the engine designation on the rear deck was just plain wrong, 1600 instead of 1500 because the 1500 in silver/gray pot metal is not available — it has to be handmade. The engine compartment had a 1964–65 voltage regulator and incorrect side/back wall sound insulation. A well-sold 1953 356 pre-A cabriolet Everything considered, this cabriolet sold for strong money at $423,500, proving that at least two potential buyers loved it. My sources indicate that a Californian went to Amelia to buy pre-A 356s. He went home with four of them. Perhaps he just loves old 356s that are funky, slow and antique-like to drive. Regardless of the buyer’s motivation, this cabriolet was well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Hollywood Wheels.) 1950–55 Production Numbers, Porsche Pre-A 356s Mfg. Year 1948 Total 1 1949–52* 62 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 599 Coupes Cabriolets Speedsters 54 534 1,161 810 652 418 2,950 2,335 1,159 815 3,202 1,769 8 65 350 217 615 144 299 1 von Sauter roadster 17—16 Am rdstr + 1 steel rdstr 200 1,134 * 44 aluminum Gmund coupes, 10 SL coupes completed in 1951–52 in Stuttgart for racing, plus six cabriolets built by Beutler Brothers, one built by Keibl, and one built by Kastenhofer June 2015 71 Specialty Prototype roadster


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American Profile 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70 Woodie Wagon Had this been a factory special or prototype, this car would have brought much more money by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1940 Number built: One Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $35,000–$45,000 Chassis # location: Left side frame rail under hood Engine # location: Upper left corner of block Tune up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $45 Club: National Woodie Club More: nationalwoodieclub.com Alternatives: 1941 Oldsmobile woodie wagon, 1940 Packard One-Ten wagon, 1941 Chrysler Town & Country station wagon SCM Investment Grade: D Comps 1941 Chrysler Town & Country woodie wagon Lot 27, s/n 7693430 Condition 1Sold at $385,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209417 Chassis number: G392457 I 72 n 1941, the station wagon body was only offered by Oldsmobile on the bottom-of-the-line Special 60 Series. Sharing its wheelbase and dimensions with the Chevrolet Special Deluxe Wagon, it offered the brand engineering for which GM was famous. As was the standard practice then, coachbuilding for special models such as the labor-intensive wagons was contracted out to outside body companies. One such company was Mid-State Body Company in Waterloo, NY, which had been building custom commercial bodies, including special wagons, on GM chassis for years before the General formally contracted Mid-State to manufacture the wagon bodies. This 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Woodie appears to be a one-off custom featuring the station-wagon body found only on the 116-inch wheelbase Special chassis mounted on a longer 120-inch wheelbase Dynamic frame. The work is, of course, up to factory build standards, as the body was manufactured and fitted by the very company producing the bodies for plenty of other GM wagons. Barely used since its restoration, today it stands as a wholly unique woodie. Documented in the Oldsmobile Club of America’s June 1988 issue of Journey With Olds, you’re certainly guaranteed to never run into another one. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 125, sold for $46,200, including 10% buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Amelia Island, FL, auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on March 12, 2015. The glistening wood-bodied station wagons, finished in fine mahogany and white oak, began life as far more plebeian and utilitarian vehicles. Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, furniture makers made inexpensive wood bodies for automobiles or small trucks. These cars and trucks were “depot hacks.” Travelers by rail or ship used large steamer trunks that could not fit into standard cars or taxis, so the upscale resorts used depot hacks to transport their guests and their extensive, bulky luggage. In the late 1920s, custom body firms such as Martin- Perry and Cantrell did sizeable business selling wood “depot hack” bodies for the Ford Model T. Edsel Ford 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe woodie Lot 188, s/n EEA429586 Condition 3- Not sold at $76,000 Worldwide Auctioneers, Houston, TX, 5/1/10 SCM# 162664 Sports Car Market 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Barrelback Lot 35, s/n 7703147 Condition 3+ Sold at $286,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/12 SCM# 196958 Sean Smith, courtesy of Bonhams


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envisioned a line of more-refined station wagons for the Model A line. Edsel also had another motive, as he had just completed his 21-room estate in Seal Harbor, ME, and an elegant wood-paneled station wagon would be just the thing for the caretaker to meet the Ford entourage when they arrived in their personal rail car. Rarely profitable and often rickety Ford was not the first to offer a production depot hack or wood station wagon, as the short-lived 1923 Star Station Wagon has that distinction. Throughout the 1930s, almost all of the major car makers offered their own wood-bodied station wagons with varying degrees of success. As these woodies were handmade, they were very labor intensive and rarely profitable. They squeaked, often leaked, and required constant care and refinishing. Even with proper maintenance, they were prone to moisture damage, rot and discoloration. After World War II, as car makers caught up with the pent-up de- mand, they turned to new, more modern designs, which spelled the end of the woodie. The last major manufacturer to offer a production wagon with an actual wood exterior was Buick in 1953. Oldsmobile’s woodies Chevrolet, the largest car maker of the time, waited until 1939 before offering a woodie, and Oldsmobile followed two years later. Oldsmobile only offered the woodie on their entry-level Special 60-Series, which shared the same 116-inch wheelbase and dimensions as the Chevrolet Special Deluxe Wagon. The Mid-State Body Company in Waterloo, NY, a long-term supplier of custom commercial bodies to General Motors, was contracted to make the woodies. The number produced in 1941 is not known, but it is thought that only five or six remain — and at least one is a poor representation of a hot rod. Not a factory prototype or special We face a quandary with the 1940 Oldsmobile Dynamic Series 70 Woodie Station Wagon offered by Bonhams. Oldsmobile never admitted to making such a vehicle. A station wagon is not listed in any 1940 Oldsmobile marketing materials, and they are only listed in 1941 as being offered on the shorter Special Series. This wagon was discovered in a barn in Pennsylvania in 1988, where it had been tucked away for 30 years. A 20-year restoration followed, with as much of the original wood and interior leatherette as possible retained. With no documentation, we can look at three possible scenarios: This car could have been a design study for a possible future Oldsmobile offering. It was made as a special car for an Oldsmobile executive, as the company planned to offer woodie station wagons the following year. Finally, it was a custom made by someone after the fact as a one-off example of his craftsmanship. Since no information has surfaced in the ensuing years regarding a special 1940 woodie project at Oldsmobile, we have to assume that someone mounted a 1941 Series 60 wood body on a 120-inch-wheelbase 1940 Dynamic for personal enjoyment. The value for a documented factory special or prototype is far dif- ferent than for a non-factory custom rebody. Had this been a factory project, then Bonhams’ estimate of $75,000–$100,000 would be realistic. Since we are lacking evidence to the contrary, we have to assume the worst-case scenario — the car is a one-off custom — and look at the price paid as even being a bit aggressive. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) June 2015 73


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Race Car Profile 1955 Jaguar D-Type This car is now one of the best D-types out there, but the story hasn’t gone away and maybe never will by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1954–56 Number produced: 71 Original list price: $11,000 Current SCM Valuation: $2,750,000– $4,250,000 Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Chassis # location: Top of left front suspension Engine # location: On head between cam covers and on right side of block above oil lines Club: Jaguar Club of North America More: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1954–55 Ferrari 750 Monza, 1955–58 Maserati 300S, 1953–56 Aston Martin DB3S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: XKD530 Engine number E20449 W hen the Jaguar D-type debuted at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans, it finished a narrow 2nd to a 4.9-liter Ferrari V12. A year later, a D-type with a long-nosed factory body and a revised motor won the race outright. Although Jaguar retired from racing after the 1956 season, the D-type continued to flourish in private hands, winning Le Mans in 1956 and 1957 for the Ecurie Ecosse. Although not necessarily well suited to every type of course, the D-type proved to be extremely effective on properly surfaced endurance circuits, and it remains one of the most important Le Mans race cars ever built, holding a special place in Coventry lore. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 135, sold for $3,675,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction on March 14, 2015. I am going to open this discussion with the basic co- nundrum concerning this sale: The car sold for at least $500,000 less than the comparables say it should have — twice (for $3.9 million in 2013 and for $3.675 million this time). What’s going on here? There are a number of parts to this story; let’s start with some background on Jaguar racing cars and particularly the D-type. Although they weren’t averse to the idea, Jaguar did not start out thinking of themselves as a racing car operation. In fact, they had primarily been a builder of staid upmarket saloons. Getting back into the auto business after World War II, Jaguar needed a new engine design and came up with a 6-cylinder, twin-cam approach — basically a knock-off 74 of the late pre-war Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 engine that they called the XK. To publicize the new engine, they designed a very swoopy sporting show car that they called the XK 120 (for the engine and how fast they thought it would go). Everybody loved it, so they decided to build a run of 200 cars to help sort out the engine. Those sold like hotcakes, so production was expanded, and suddenly Jaguar was in the performance sports car business with one of the fastest sports cars in the world. It was also a very profitable and export-oriented busi- ness, which Britain desperately needed in those days, so Jaguar decided to double down and push the performance and racing image. Jaguar hired many of the best aircraft engineers who had become available when the war effort ended, and they set them to creating serious racing cars. They started with the XK 120 C (competition), which shared little more than the engine, drivetrain, and general body configuration with the production version. This car became known as the Jaguar C-type. These were very successful racers in 1952 and 1953, but Jaguar wanted more, so they gave their engineers a clean sheet of paper and marching orders to create an entirely new (except for the engine) and extremely advanced racing car to be called the D-type. A huge jump ahead In its time, the D-type was an astonishing engineering tour de force. It was designed and built far more like an airplane than a traditional car. The monocoque center chassis was a mystery to anyone who hadn’t built warplanes. Torsional rigidity, centers of lift and pressure, and Sports Car Market 1955 Jaguar D-type Lot 30, s/n XKD520 Condition 2 Sold at $4,947,798 RM Auctions, Paris, FRA, 5/5/14 SCM# 232229 1955 Jaguar D-type Ecurie Ecosse “Longnose” Lot 250, s/n XKD504 Condition 2- Not sold at $6,231,355 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 9/8/13 SCM# 227698 1956 Jaguar D-Type Ecurie Ecosse “Shortnose” Lot 7, s/n XKD 561 Condition 2- Sold at $4,223,599 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/1/13 SCM# 231853 Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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aerodynamic stability were carefully calculated. The rounded sides were not a styling statement; they were there both for strength and crosswind stability. Everything was tested and revised in a wind tunnel before the design was finalized. The suspension was conventional, but it used disc brakes and a power-assisted master cylinder that were adapted from airplanes and never seen before on a racing car. When the D-type was introduced in 1954, it was years ahead of anything anybody else could think about building. And it worked very well, too, particularly in endurance racing. For years after the factory quit racing in 1956, it remained the best distanceracing car you could buy. The problem was that not enough people wanted to buy them, and the factory, having built 71 cars, ended up sitting on at least 20 cars that they couldn’t get rid of. Jaguar’s solution was converting 18 D-types into the street racer XK-SS by adding a windscreen, windows and a roadster top — and interior niceties. The XK-SS cars eventually all sold and joined the ranks of exclusive Jaguars, although the general feeling about them in period was similar to the sailboat racer’s definition of a motor sailboat — not very good at either one. For years, the XK-SS was considered in the enthusiast world to be the poor cousin of the fabulous D-type racer. Racers, enthusiasts and investors It’s time to spend a few moments considering the differences between racers, enthusiasts and investors (a collector can be any of the three or a combination). As the name suggests, racers are defined by their need to compete, to have the experience of racing. Some care intensely about winning while others just love the excitement, adrenaline and the proximity to greatness that racing can offer. Generally, however, true racers are an unsentimental bunch: the cars are tools for the job, weapons for the battle. If a car is no longer competitive, make it faster; if it breaks, find the easiest way to fix it and get it back on the track. Originality and correctness are minor concerns if they are concerns at all. Enthusiasts above all love their cars. They love the beauty, the driv- ing experience, the mechanical complexity, the history, the provenance — everything about their cars. It’s a passion, an obsession sometimes, but as with true love, it is also sympathetic — every car isn’t perfect, particularly old racing cars that have been used, abused and put away wet in pursuit of glory. Enthusiasts can understand and accept — even treasure — the warts, dents, stories and imperfections that go along with heavily used racers. Investors tend to be a very coldblooded bunch. They may love the cars, but they are mostly worried about the money they are investing being safe, and nothing kills value in any investor-grade collectible faster than known imperfections or stories. History can be a very important part of an investment-grade asset — but only if it didn’t hurt the car. In a weird way, in this category perfection is more important than history. A fixed story is still a story Let’s get back to Jaguars. One of the great problems with the D-type concept is that it incorporated a large number of separable but identifiable subcomponents: The monocoque tub stopped at the firewall and a tubular substructure carried the engine and the front suspension; the disc brakes (being aircraft sourced) carried serial numbers; so did the master cylinder, the engine, the tranny, etc…. In their days as weapons for unsentimental racers to use, many D-types got their components shuffled, which in turn has caused lots of heartburn for the investors. Our subject car, XKD530, is a classic example of this problem. In its late “just-a-racer” days, it effectively became two cars, with its real bits scattered among reproduction and replica ones, and both cars claiming some right to be the original. Thus, the car has a huge “story” and became toxic to the investor class. This car’s story was fixed, though: A great enthusiast bought both cars and hired Chris Keith Lucas of CKL Developments in the U.K. (the ultimate racing Jaguar guru) to take everything apart down to the bolts and reassemble one absolutely correct and original car. He did exactly that, and Chris now tells me that XKD530 is easily one of the ten best (most original and correct) D-type Jaguars in the world. Every important piece is original and documented, down to the brake calipers. I’m told that it is also a particularly good driver and a very quick example of the breed. The car still has a story, though, and the world of collector automobiles has changed. Pure racers were priced out of the market decades ago, and wealthy enthusiasts can only watch as the investor collectors take over the nosebleed section of the market — where cars like this reside. Investors hate risk: Purity and rarity are the touchstones of value for them. As evidence, consider the XK-SS. As mentioned, the XK-SS was what Jaguar did to get rid of some remaining D-types by turning them into sports cars. But with only 18 built they are exceedingly rare, and because they were street used, they didn’t get beat up. From poor cousin, the XK-SS rose to become the ultimate collector Jaguar. One of the best D-types So what about XKD530? As discussed, it is now one of the best D-types out there, but the story hasn’t gone away and maybe never will. So it depends who bought the car. To an investor, the price was probably fair. If the buyer was an enthusiast, it was very, very well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) June 2015 75


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Next Gen Profile 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 A new generation of buyers is juicing up prices on rare Japanese sports cars by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1970–73 Number produced: 420 Original list price: $5,132 Current SCM Valuation: $150,000– $200,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $14 Chassis # location: Right side firewall Engine # location: Right side inner fender Club: Classic Z-Car Club Website: www.zcca.org, www.classiczcars. com Alternatives: 1970–72 Porsche 914-6 GT, 1967–72 Mazda Cosmo, 1968–76 Ferrari Dino SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: PS3000092 I n the late 1960s, Nissan began development of a closed sports car to replace their popular Datsun 1600 and 2000 roadsters. Under the direction of Yutaka Katayama, the president of the Nissan Motor Corporation in the U.S. (known as “Mr. K” and the “Father of the Z-car”), renowned German designer Albrecht von Goertz was hired as a consultant on the project. He and the Nissan styling staff would develop the initial design, while Yamaha would engineer the drivetrain and build the prototype. Ultimately, Nissan and Yamaha didn’t come to terms, and the project was temporarily shelved. Undeterred, Nissan continued to develop the new car in-house. Chief Designer Yoshihiko Matsuo, along with Assistant Designer Akio Yoshido and their team, created the car we know today as the 240Z. It was introduced in October 1969 and was an immediate success, as it offered striking styling, strong performance and exceptional build quality — all at an affordable price. Although the Datsun 240Z was targeted primarily at the American audience, Nissan produced an exceptional version of the Fairlady Z strictly for their domestic market. Since their merger with Prince, Nissan had developed their formidable S20 straight six into a competition colossus, culminating with the launch of the indomitable Skyline GT-R. This is the same race-derived drivetrain, with the upgraded close-ratio 5-speed gearbox and heavy-duty limited-slip differential that would be fitted in the Z-car, creating the ultimate production variant, the Fairlady Z 432. The Z 432 offered here is possibly one of the finest examples to come out of Japan. It is incredibly rare, as only 76 420 total examples were produced, with many having met their fates on the racing circuit or having been heavily modified over the years. Therefore, any highly original car such as this is rarer yet, as well as highly sought after, as few are seldom found outside of their homeland. This car was imported from Japan in 2013 and had been acquired, incredibly, from its first and only owner. At the time, the Nissan was still registered on its original Shinagawa license plates from September 1970. Save for one repaint in its original color, it has never been taken apart, and it remains in remarkably original condition throughout. Everything continues to function as it did when it left the factory, including the original radio, clock and heater. Additionally, the car includes its original Nissan tool roll, spare tire and footwell flashlight, and it also features the optional rear spoiler and desirable factory magnesium wheels. An RM Sotheby’s specialist, himself very familiar with these cars, has test-driven this Z 432 and reports that this willing, high-revving machine provided a thrilling ride. The solid feel of an excellent, unrestored car cannot be overstated, but the bottom line, as he relates, is that “it runs like a scalded cat!” As with the Hakosuka GT-R, the Z 432 is a legend at home, and it has a growing following amongst enthusiasts in the West. Despite its recognizable good looks, this limited-production, high-performance car should never be confused with a Datsun 240Z. This is the “holy grail” of all Z-machines, and as such, the opportunity to acquire an example as wonderful as this is unlikely to be repeated any time soon. 1970 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series II Lot 158, s/n L10B10900 Condition 3+ Sold at $110,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/15 SCM# 2569518 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R “Hakosuka” Lot 201, s/n KPGC10001445 Condition 1Sold at $242,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 247736 1967 Toyota 2000GT Lot 217, s/n MF1010128 Condition 1- Sold at $1,045,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245055 Sports Car Market Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s NEW Feature!


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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 175, sold for $253,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auc- tion at Amelia Island, FL, on March 14, 2015. Japanese cars of the 1960s and early 1970s continue to set high- watermark prices this year, and the market is moving to embrace these cars even more quickly than we expected. In February of this year, we reported on a new best price of $40,700 for a standard 1970 Datsun 240Z (SCM February 2015 “Etceterini Profile,” p. 68, SCM# 256254). This followed last summer’s best-ever sale of a 1973 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R at $242,000 (SCM# 247736) and a string of big sale prices on other Japanese performance models of the era. What is a Fairlady 432 anyway? The Fairlady 432 is a lightly modified Z-car. The Fairlady Z 432 was a special homologation model, and only 420 were ever made, all righthand drive for Japanese domestic sale. The car was meant to be used for rallies and racing, and the FIA did not require mass production in that era. Most of the Fairlady 432 production disappeared early, so comparable sales are extremely rare. What makes a Fairlady Z 432 is simply the twin-cam engine and drivetrain from the Skyline installed in the standard S30 Z-car chassis. Like the Skyline, the Z-cars offered independent rear suspension and responded well to Nissan’s hottest straight six of the day — a twin-cam, 24-valve hemi crossflow 2.0-liter engine with triple-Mikuni carbs and a dual exhaust. The name “432” was derived from the engine design, featuring four valves per cylinder, three Mikuni side-draft carburetors and two camshafts. That 2.0-liter engine was good for 160 horsepower, and it was mated to a 5-speed gearbox and a limited-slip differential. However, apart from the drivetrain and a few other unique elements such as the grille, the 432 was an ordinary 1970 Fairlady Z. Is the 432 really special? The value judgment on the 432 is always going to be controversial. Consider that a stock 240Z built for the U.S. market offered 151 horsepower from the single-cam 2.4-liter engine. The 240Z was offered with a 4-speed manual transmission and an open differential, which gave the car a top speed of 125 mph and a quarter-mile time of 16.9 seconds. In contrast, the 432 offered 160 horsepower and a 5-speed with limited-slip diff. That car tops out at 130 mph and did the quarter-mile in 15.8 seconds. So, you’re not buying a great deal of extra performance with this car. What the buyer is getting for all that money is the rare JDM racing edition, and you’ll have to decide if that’s worth more than six times the going price for a nice 240Z. June 2015 77 Sales history Because so few of these cars were made — fewer were licensed for the street, and very few ever left Japan — there are no other North American auction results to compare against. In 2010, a 432 was advertised through a Japanese specialty auto dealer for about $100,000. Prior to that, the only available data point is that in 2001, a car represented as a 432 was advertised for sale in Burlington, VT, for just $5,500. There’s no way to check provenance on either of those two cars, so we’ll just leave that information on the table for what it’s worth. Taking a broader view, this sale is consonant with last year’s GT-R sale, and with the top sale of a Mazda Cosmo (SCM# 245010) for $264,000 last summer. A less-attractive Cosmo just changed hands for $110,000 in Scottsdale this year (SCM# 256951), but that price is still higher than previous Cosmo sales. All this leads to the conclusion that the moment is now for select Japanese cars to experience a tornado for the balance of this year. The recovering economy and a new generation of buyers who weren’t in this market in the heady years of 2006–07 are combining to find the value in rare and collectible Asian imports. Bringing it back to this sale, it’s likely that this buyer made a smart purchase — at least two people were bidding the price up above the expected levels, so there’s good reason to think that the car will hold this value. Before we’re certain, though, we’ll have to see the results when other 432 Fairlady Zs come out of hiding and cross the block, but a sale like this has got to have some longtime owners thinking about cashing out. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)


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Market Reports Overview Is This What Stabilization Looks Like? Amelia Island sales total $116m, and the 300SL market catches up with itself Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet, $6,380,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 88 Are Mercedes-Benz 300SL prices stabilizing? Time will tell 2. 1955 Jaguar D-type racer, $3,675,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 3. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $3,300,000—Gooding & Co., p. 106 4. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, $3,300,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 88 5. 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A, $3,025,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 6. 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider, $2,420,000— RM Sotheby’s, p. 88 7. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis cabriolet, $2,337,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 8. 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 racer, $2,145,000—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II PF cabriolet, $2,090,000—Gooding & Co., p. 104 10. 1908 American Underslung roadster, $1,738,000—Bonhams, p. 118 Best Buys 1994 Ford Escort Cosworth Group N rally car, $32,865—Silverstone, p. 140 80 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis cabriolet, $2,337,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 86 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 convertible, $181,500—RM Sotheby’s, p. 84 1966 Plymouth Fury 2-dr hard top, $7,223—G. Potter King, p. 156 1951 Lotus Mark IIIB racer, $247,500—Gooding & Co., p. 98 Sports Car Market By Tony Piff from $403k per car last year to $328k. A 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet was the A most expensive car of the weekend, selling at RM Sotheby’s for $6.4m. RM sold 99 cars out of 101 for $60m total, up 67% from last year’s $36m. Gooding’s top sale was a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at $3.3m. Seventy-six cars sold out of 87, and total sales decreased 13% to $27m from $31m. Bonhams offered 82 cars at their first Amelia Island sale, and 65 changed hands, totaling $15m. High sale was a 1930 Cord L-29 town car at $1.8m. Hollywood Wheels returned for their second Amelia Island sale. They sent 138 cars across the block over two days, and 114 sold for $14m overall. Top money went to a pair of matching 1953 Porsche 356s offered as a single lot and sold at $743k, tying with Paul Newman-raced 1974 Porsche 911S. This issue also features Silverstone’s annual Race Retro sale in Warwickshire, U.K. Silverstone sold 67 cars out of 86, sending totals to $5.3m — a 79% jump from $3m one year ago. Tony’s Market Moment: With 3,256 built, the 300SL is perhaps the best barometer we have for the climate of the seven-digit market segment. Average 300SL price has followed a smooth upward curve since 2005, finishing at nearly $1.4m last year. But in the first quarter of 2015, nine 300SLs t the Amelia Island auctions in March, 354 cars sold for a combined $116m. That’s about double the cars and double the dollars of Amelia Island 2014. The average sales price declined, however, Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Feb. 21, 2015 Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue H&H Silverstone Buxton, U.K. Feb. 25, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Feb. 27–28, 2015 Feb. 27–Mar 1, 2015 GAA G. Potter King Atlantic City, NJ Greensboro, NC Mar. 3–7, 2015 Amelia Island, FL Mar. 12, 2015 Amelia Island, FL Mar. 13, 2015 Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL Mar. 13–14, 2015 Amelia Island, FL Mar. 14, 2015 $0 $15m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $30m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts sold at auction, and it appears that prices may be leveling off. The three 300SLs sold at Amelia Island in March went for $1.28m, $1.24m and $963k (for a #3 car). We don’t have enough data points to draw a conclusion, but 300SL values could be a sign of a stabilizing market for 2015. ♦ RM Sotheby’s $14m $60.1m $45m $60m Gooding & Co. Bonhams Mecum $5.3m $872k $10.2m $3.5m $7.7m $15m $27m


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL RM Sotheby’s — Amelia Island A “condo find” 1971 Ferrari Daytona that spent the past 25 years in a Toronto parking garage sold for an astonishing $770k Company RM Sotheby’s Date March 14, 2015 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 99/101 Sales rate 98% Sales total $60,122,000 High sale 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet, sold at $6,380,000 Buyer’s premium Stored for the past 25 years in a parking garage in Toronto — 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, sold at $770,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead, Market opinions in italics T o say that RM’s first venture with new partner Sotheby’s was a success would be a laughable understatement. They sold 99 of the 101 vehicles offered, and th in revenue was nearly double the cord for an Amelia auction. The f more remarkable when you consi half the lots were offered with a re There were 16 American CCCA F and they all sold for fully valued egant and impressive sweep-panel Duesenberg with a body by LeBaron sold for a market-correct $1,155,000. Next down the Full Classics list were a beautifully restored 1933 Cadillac V16 7-passenger sedan by Fleetwood at $550k and a 1932 Stutz DV32 Speedster at $523k. RM Sotheby’s also offered a dozen 1950s American cars. While a couple of models have fallen a bit from their former glory, they all sold within the expected range. A well-maintained and largely original 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, which sold for $13k when new, found a new home in 2015 for $149k. It retained most all of the pieces for the elusive vanity set, but the original atomizer was loaned to a company to be repro- 82 duced and was destroyed. Good luck finding another. Two Mercedes-Benz 190SLs showed up, and the better example offered sold for Amelia Island, FL 09k — the expected money, but a figure that was unheard of five years ago. The 00SL Roadster on offer had a bit of an edge and failed to crack the million-dollar mark. The issues could be easily addressed, however, so at the $963k price paid, it just might be considered a good value. A “condo find” 1971 Ferrari Daytona, which spent the past 25 years in a Toronto parking garage, sold for an astonishing $770k. There is a fine line between “preserved” and “neglected,” and most seemed to feel this Daytona fell in the latter category. Considering that the practical option is to restore the car, I think the buyer got a bit carried away, to the tune Sales Totals of $150k or so. A 1968 Intermeccanica Italia convertible crossed the block and sold for a healthy $182k. I was glad to see such a nice example reach this level, as these have been undervalued for some time — although I’m a bit biased, of course, as there’s an Intermeccanica in my garage. This auction certainly started off the Sotheby’s partnership with a bang. Of course, corporate expectations being what they are, the bar has just been raised to the sky. Surpassing the results achieved at Amelia 2015 will be a challenge. ♦ $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #135-1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE racer. S/N XKD530. Eng. # E20449. Dark green/green leather. RHD. Once owned by Finnish tennis star and racer Curt Lincoln. Documented race history, with much of it on the frozen lakes of Finland. Once separated into two cars with same chassis number. Properly restored in 2003 by marque expert. Fully docu- TOP 10 No. 2 top and fold-down rear seat for luggage storage. Restored in 2000 with wood steering wheel that matches the other wood. One of 13 built. Numerous recent awards. A very elegant Rolls-Royce with a most interesting history. Price paid was a bit under the money. These have been rapidly appreciating of late, and this one could have sold for another 10% or so and still would have been reasonable. Well bought. #179-1967 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk IA convertible. S/N B382002093LRXFE. Blue/ blue vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,281 miles. A British sports car with Ford V8 power. Mark I Tigers were produced between 1964 and 1967. This example restored to perfection. Excellent mented with JDHT Certificate, along with FIVA Passport and FIA papers. Not fresh but certainly very presentable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,675,000. We watched this D-type sell at RM’s August 2013 sale, where it realized $3,905,000 (SCM# 227324). Price fell a bit short here, but we are looking at a rather deep and narrow market. Failed to sell when it crossed block, but all came together shortly thereafter. Well bought and sold. (See the profile, p. 74.) #122-1956 ARNOLT-BRISTOL DE- LUXE roadster. S/N 404X3108. Eng. # 312. Red metallic/red & black leather. Odo: 5,196 miles. A distinctive sports car that has been driven on numerous tours and events. Respray and new interior in the 1990s. One of only 142 A-B roadsters constructed. Fitted with rare Borrani wheels. Said to have been driven by “Wacky” Arnolt himself before selling to its first owner. Arnolts finished 1st, 2nd and 4th in Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $715,000. Wow, this was a spectacular Cloud I, but at this price? I watched a couple of determined bidders go toe-to-toe, and they would not be denied. What every seller dreams of. Winning bidder now owns a rather rare and very spectacular RollsRoyce, but at a price. Still, unless he paid for it with the kids’ college fund, no real issue. #200-1961 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S838809DN. Red/black fabric/ black leather. Odo: 61,056 miles. Restored in the 1990s and still in very presentable condition. Fitted with the desirable overdrive, which was a $165 option. Said to be one of only 268 dropheads with manual transmission. Has Jag- paint and new suspension. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. A strong price was paid, but it was a very strong car. I would think the seller had at least the price paid in the restoration, so I doubt he made out on the transaction. Still, this is all the money. #160-1988 JAGUAR XJR-9 racer. S/N TWRJ12C388. White, green & red/black fabric. RHD. Extensive race history with win at 1990 24 Hours of Daytona. The remaining example of only two IMSAspec XJR-9s built. Converted to XJR-12 spec during racing career. Restored to original Castrol livery. Driven on stage by Davy Jones, TOP 10 No. 8 uar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Scored 99+ points in recent JCNA judging. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $192,500. This XK 150 was fitted with many desirable options, but I have to think the $350k high estimate was a bit optimistic. Price paid seems about right for a 150 that carries an older restoration. class at 1955 12 Hours of Sebring race. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $484,000. An unusual piece of automotive history and certainly rare, with only 75 left. Does Wacky Arnolt provenance add to the value? Guess you would have to be a true Arnolt-Bristol fan to answer that. A reliable tour car that recently received a nocost-spared mechanical service. Rare Borrani wheels add to the package, so price paid does not seem out of line. Sold last August at RM Monterey for $550k (SCM# 245127). In 2007 it sold at RM’s sale in Marshall, TX, for $195k, which we called “pricey” but “well bought” (SCM# 44875). #132-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I drophead coupe. S/N LSMH-G57. Eng. # SH28. Light blue/dark blue vinyl/ cream leather. Odo: 54,069 miles. Originally ordered with R-R tach, power windows, power 84 #117-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E14119. Red/ black fabric/Biscuit leather. Odo: 6 miles. Desirable Series I with covered headlamps and 265-horsepower 4.2-liter six. Recently received a ground-up quality restoration with only test miles since. Chrome wires and eye-catching red with Biscuit interior. A stunning example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. BEST BUY who won the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona with the car. A few minor paint chips, but very impressive. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,145,000. A well-known IMSA race car with multiple-page article in Octane magazine. Final price fell well short of the $3m low estimate, but I have to think this would have a limited market. Hope the new owner plans to use it on the track. #156-2006 ASTON MARTIN DBRS9 racer. S/N DBRS97. Green/black fabric. The only DBRS9 in the U.S. Extensive race history in SCCA Speed World Challenge series. Upgraded to produce 600 horsepower. Raced several times in 2008 and 2010. Very light carbon fiber and aluminum body. Hoosier slicks. Never damaged during racing career. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Mounted on short 114-inch wheelbase. Thorough restoration with newly manufactured wheels using the original hubs. Little to fault #142-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC Cabriolet A. S/N 1880136500077. Dark blue/ blue fabric/gray leather. Odo: 84,533 km. Powered by the 300SL motor with Bosch fuel injection. Restored by marque specialists to exacting standard. Gray leather interior shows minor signs of use. Fitted luggage. Paint to highest standard; engine clean and tidy. Once Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $170,500. Sold for a fraction of its original cost. Doubt if you could build the motor for what was paid here. Will be a smash at the next Aston Martin track day. Looks like this was well bought indeed. FRENCH TOP 10 No. 7 BEST BUY #186-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Aravis cabriolet. S/N 57710. Green & black/black fabric/green snakeskin. RHD. Odo: 1,827 km. One of only three Aravis cabriolets by Gangloff. Restored after acquisition in 2006. Returned to original specification with singleblade bumpers, correct louvers and rebuilt motor. Best in Show at Amelia Island 2012. A on this flamboyant design. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $990,000. This well-traveled Delahaye was last seen at RM’s January 2013 sale, where it realized $1,540,000 (SCM# 214998). Prior to that it was a no-sale at $1,184,000 at RM’s May 2011 sale (SCM# 177919). In August 2006 it was acquired by John O’Quinn for $1,700,000 at Bonham’s Monterey (SCM# 42661). Heading in the wrong direction for sellers, but an exceptional buy for the new owner here. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 5 #138-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500/540 K Cabriolet A. S/N 105384. Eng. # 105384. Black/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 2,199 km. 500K upgraded to 540K specifications in the era. Restoration completed in 2001. Has toured on the Colorado Grand. Thought that 11 500K Cabriolet As remain. A stunning car with elegant pearl- part of the Patterson Collection. One of only 49 constructed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,100,000. A strong presentation that brought strong but well-deserved money. These have been pushing the edges of 300SL values. Equally stunning, but not as prevalent. Looks square, so all should be content. Now get it on the road. Sold for $990k at RM Phoenix in January of 2013 (SCM# 222355). #201-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210407503335. Graphite Gray/red hard top/red leather. Odo: 81,765 miles. Restored in 2014 and fitted with both tops. Distinctive livery. Engine bay spotless. Numbers-matching, with copy of factory data card. A flawless example that is finished to the stunning example of one of the most desirable Bugattis. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,337,500. I watched this Bugatti Type 57C sell at Gooding’s 2006 Pebble Beach sale for $1,375,000 (SCM# 42544). At that time it was dark blue and had a list of needs. Restored to perfection here, it sold under the money. I expected it to bring close to $3m. Well bought indeed. #148-1938 DELAHAYE 135 MS coupe. S/N 60112. Light ivory/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,468 km. The 1938 Paris Salon show car for Figoni et Falaschi. Powered by the racing-spec MS motor. Cotel electro-mechanical 4-speed transmission with column control. inlaid dash. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,025,000. Rare, beautiful and powerful. What a combination. Not a Special Roadster, but we are getting close. The older restoration held back the bidding a bit, but it still sold for respectable money. Hope to see it again on the Colorado Grand. If anything, price paid was a bit light. Well bought. nines. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $209,000. These have been marching—no, make that flying—up the charts. This beautifully restored example sold for the new market-correct price but was far from a record, despite its perfect condition. Maybe things are cooling down a bit. We’ll see at the next major sale. #187-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002753. Red/red hard top/black soft top/black leather. Odo: 63,975 miles. Presented with both tops. Soft-top frame rails rusty. Older respray has a few door 86 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL edge chips. Engine itself is detailed, but they forgot the engine compartment. A decent driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $962,500. 300SLs of all descriptions always sell for seven figures. Well, almost always, with the big factor being condition. With one or two offered at most every auction, buyers can be choosy. Seller now has some room to spiff this up a bit. A decent buy. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 6 #165-1931 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider. S/N 10814313. Eng. # 10814313. Red/black fabric/red leather. RHD. Odo: 97,387 km. Comprehensive restoration completed in 2009. Equipped with Roots supercharger. Only 106 fifth-series Grand Sports produced and only 76 built for 1931, according to catalog. Bodied with famous Zagato coachwork. Shows signs of use, #196-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 14385. Rosso Bordeaux/red & black leather. Odo: 93,600 km. Stored for past 25 years in parking garage in Toronto. Offered by its first and only owner. Euro-spec car that was picked up at factory. Has been returned to running condition, but additional work necessary prior to extended use. Com- Recent restoration to high standard and recent mechanical work. Proceeds to benefit consignor’s foundation for children’s education. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $6,380,000. With charity cars, it’s difficult to separate the money spent on the car and the money designated for the cause. Regardless, the Superamerica was fully priced, and the charity will certainly benefit. Kudos to both the buyer and seller. #206-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N AR170763. Red/black fabric/ black vinyl. Odo: 95,721 miles. On close inspection, recent restoration was done to a “quick ’n’ dirty” standard. Paint has lots of overspray. Shifter lever rusty. Black vinyl plete with tool roll and books and papers. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $770,000. An original car that needs an extensive and expensive restoration. Other option is, of course, to leave it alone as one of the few unrestored Daytonas, but I think it is beyond preserving. I don’t see it worth the $150k premium paid here. #188-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO with chips on door edge and trim and other brightwork worn. A racing legend. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,420,000. A very original example with correct matching body and parts numbers. Sold in the expected range, so all square here. #180-1953 FERRARI 212 Europa coupe. S/N 0287EU. Red & black/black leather. Odo: 56,730 miles. Said to be one of six 212 Europas built, and each is a little different. First sold by Luigi Chinetti and has been back and forth across the Atlantic. Retains original motor and gearbox. Participated in 1989 Mille Spyder. S/N 04368. Rossa Corsa/beige & black leather. Odo: 46,532 miles. Named for Enzo Ferrari’s son, who designed the V6 engine. The GTS had an open targa roof. This U.S.-spec example delivered with air and power windows. Has been properly main- seats redone and very presentable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. All the money and then some. The SCM Pocket Price Guide puts these in the $50k range tops, and the rather questionable restoration would mark this one down from there. Very well sold. #181-1968 INTERMECCANICA ITA- LIA convertible. S/N 50049. Blue/tan fabric/ tan leather. Odo: 73 miles. Hand-formed Italian steel body and Ford 301 Cleveland make this a strong combination. In exceptional condition with single owner the past 37 years. Extensive recent restoration with new tan leather interior. Aftermarket stereo added, tained with engine-out servicing. Daytonastyle seats but no flares. A very nice driver-quality example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $396,000. No end in sight, as the values of Dinos defy explanation. Air is a big plus, but find one with the flares, and the value would go way up. One or two now show up at every major auction, so if you want one, buy the best. TOP 10 No. 4 Miglia. Mild restoration in 2009. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,550,000. This 212 Europa sold at Brooks’ December 1999 sale for $241k (SCM# 12346) and at RM in May 2009 for $469k (SCM# 120573), which we called “fair” both times. Boy, have times changed. #145-1960 FERRARI 400 Superamerica cabriolet. S/N 1945SA. Eng. # 1945SA. Verde Bottiglia/red leather. Odo: 48,653 miles. Said to be the third of seven short-wheelbase Superamericas produced. Presented in original unusual color combination. Delivered with open headlamps. TOP 10 No. 1 88 #183-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 15417. Nero/ black fabric/ tan & black leather. Odo: 38,917 miles. A U.S.-delivery Daytona with air, tonneau cover and Voxson radio. Fitted with brown and black leather Daytona seats. Has four-switch dash with one for rear defrost, which is obviously not needed. Full restoration in 2000 with very limited use since. Platinum Award at the 2013 Cavallino Classic along with modern gauges. One of 411 Italias built between 1967 and 1972. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. These continue to move up the charts, and deservedly so. They offer Italian styling with the convenience of Ford parts at the NAPA store. Wicked fast and extremely attractive. Ferrari looks at a far more accessible price. Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Online sales of contemporary cars 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe Date sold: 04/02/2015 eBay auction ID: 321707363816 Seller’s eBay ID: polarauto911 Sale type: Used car with 8,600 miles VIN: WP0AA2A95DS107260 Details: Sea Blue Metallic over black leather; 3.8-liter H6 rated at 350 hp and 287 lb-ft, PDK auto, RWD Sale result: $72,000, 7 bids, sf 795 MSRP: $84,300 (base) Other current offering: In Coral Gables, FL, The Collection is asking $96,985 for a 13,060-mile, blue over blue 2013 911 Carrera coupe. 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 4-dr sedan Date sold: 04/06/2015 eBay auction ID: 161656876126 Seller’s eBay ID: bbchryslerdodge Sale type: New car with nine miles VIN: 2C3CDXL96FH795617 Details: Black over black leather; 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rated at 707 hp and 650 lb-ft, 8-spd auto, RWD Sale result: $81,365, Buy It Now, sf 151 MSRP: $64,990 (base) Other current offering: David Stanley Dodge, in Midwest City, OK, offering a one-mile SRT Hellcat in Ivory Tri-coat Pearl over black leather for $84,665. 2013 BMW 650xi convertible ing to show some age, as car has been on numerous tours. A significant American motorcar. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $429,000. A well known Blackhawk Speedster that sold for a reasonable price. The Stutz Club is very active, and this car will be most welcome. Almost too good to rerestore, so use it for a while and then decide. Fair price for all here. #136-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J sweep-panel dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 2336. Eng. # J487. Black & silver/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 81,608 miles. The only longwheelbase (153 inches) sweep-panel dualcowl phaeton constructed. Engine J487 installed as replacement in 1948. Once in Imperial Palace Collection. Older restoration with recent freshening. ACD Club Category One certification. Not 100 points, but very is taking its toll. A very desirable Full Classic. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $522,500. An impressive Stutz that will attract attention every time out. Welcome on Stutz and CCCA tours, so lots of places to take this. Upgrade the condition a bit, and the value will follow. Call this one slightly well bought. #140-1933 CADILLAC V16 5575-S se- dan. S/N 5000024. Black/gray fabric. Odo: 81,625 miles. Well-known history with four owners from new. Ordered with three pages of custom features. Recent restoration by RM Auto Restoration. Very elegant woodwork on interior window trim. An elegant car that is powered by the famed Cadillac V16 engine. An impressive tour car, but first check the size of your garage, as it has a 149-inch wheelbase. speaks to the quality of restoration. One of only 121 actual Daytona Spyders. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,300,000. Driven only 303 very profitable miles in three years: It sold at RM’s 2012 Amelia Island auction for $1.2m (SCM# 197019). Actual uncut Spyders rarely come to market, and when they do you can expect to pay what was bid here. Considering the quality of restoration, the price paid was more than fair. Seller picked up the dinner tab without a whimper. AMERICAN #147-1927 STUTZ CUSTOM BLACK- HAWK Speedster. S/N AAC1886501. Black/ tan fabric/red leather. Odo: 4,168 miles. A welldocumented Blackhawk Speedster—the fastest American production car of the era. Once in the Harrah Collection, where it was restored in 1963. Restored again in late 1990s. Paint start- of the ledger. A fair price considering the condition, but now it’s decision time: drive as-is and have some fun, or visit the restoration shop and look forward to Pebble Beach? Previously sold twice at RM Scottsdale: in 2012 for $880k (SCM# 192674) and in 2006 for $1m (SCM# 40550). #172-1932 STUTZ DV32 phaeton. S/N DV261474. White/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 80,937 miles. The “dual valve” DV32 had dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Only about 200 produced, according to catalog, and this is one of two dualcowl phaetons remaining. Restoration completed in 1995. Still shows well, but time Date sold: 03/15/2015 eBay auction ID: 191531721637 Seller’s eBay ID: kitexchicken Sale type: Used car with 5,600 miles VIN: WBAYP1C51DDX00908 Details: Blue over beige leather; 4.4-liter TwinPower turbocharged DOHC V8 rated at 445 hp and 480 lb-ft, AWD Sale result: $50,099, 31 bids, sf 186 MSRP: $96,700 (base) Other current offering: BMW of Sarasota, in Sarasota, FL, asking $67,577 for a silver over black 2013 650i convertible with 21,814 miles. ♦ 90 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $550,000. An impressive Cadillac that sold for an impressive price. Any thoughts about the demise of the Full Classic market are put to rest here. Sold above expectations but it was certainly not unreasonable. At home on the road or at most any concours judging field. #203-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Model presentable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,155,000. A striking and unusual Duesenberg. The sweep-panel body gave extra room to rear passengers. At the price paid, there is room to spiff this up a bit and still be on the right side 1107 coupe. S/N 902174. Packard Blue/blue fabric. Odo: 79,810 miles. Just may have once been owned by “Boss Tom” Pendergast. Has been properly maintained and preserved and is a very authentic example. Fitted with metal artillery wheels. Also has driving lights, truck rack and dual sidemounts. One of six thought to have survived. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL #204-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 8442708. Belden Blue/tan Haartz cloth/blue leather. Odo: 55,819 miles. An older restoration recently upgraded by a respected shop in Pennsylvania. Engine clean, with correct hoses and clamps. Leather interior in good order. Chrome sparkles, and paint is respectable. Hydralectric window lifts and $170,500. Coupes were often converted into roadsters, as there is a huge difference in value. Glad this one was spared the torch. An interesting history and very nice condition make this a bit of a value, and I doubt the new owner will lose any money on this when it’s time to move on. #153-1937 MILLER 91 “Boyle Valve” Special. S/N 5. Eng. # 14. White & blue/ brown leather. MHD. Body built from original Miller 91 blueprints. Built as tribute to 1927 Indy-running Boyle Valve Special. Has original Miller 91 engine. Also has correct and original gearbox and drivetrain. Well known in the Miller race car circles. Awards at Pebble optional “Sombrero” wheel covers. Over 6,700 produced. A wonderful tour car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. Last sold at Worldwide’s February 2011 sale for $74k, which we called “cheap” (SCM# 168994). Price paid here reflects the renewed interest in Full Classics and especially for comfortable, reliable tour cars. Values have been slowly inching up the past few years. #127-1952 KURTIS KRAFT 400 “Bowes Seal Fast” Special. S/N 346. White & black/ tan leather. MHD. One of about 15 built, according to catalog. Finished 5th in 1952 Indy 500. Restored in the 1990s with original “Bowes Seal Fast” logos. First in Class at 1996 Pebble Concours d’Elegance. Driven in and Meadow Brook. A piece of racing history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $770,000. One of two known Miller 91s with correct parts and pieces. Considering how rare the motors and gearboxes are, this was the time to step up, and someone did. Expensive, but not out of line. June 2015 91


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Indy 500 by Rookie of the Year Art Cross. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $495,000. Period Indy cars with known history always seem to attract attention. They make a statement in a large collection, and values keep inching up. This one sold above the $350k high estimate, so I think two potential owners were determined. Seller was the winner. #157-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1090267. Arctic White/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 7,213 miles. 322-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. An older restoration that is still very presentable. Has been driven on numerous tours without incident. Interior has no serious issues. Paint and brightwork not perfect, but considering restoration is about 20 years old, holding up very well. Top slightly that attract all kinds of attention, but the market had turned, and I doubt it will come back. Expensive to restore, so this is the way to buy one. A quality car acquired for a very fair price. #166-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N 58P08 8156. Blue/stainless steel/blue fabric. Odo: 74,201 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A very original example that has been well maintained. Fitted with all the goodies, including air suspension that is still in place. Original interior with signs of age and use. Retains many of the van- just spend his money finding the missing atomizer. Which won’t be cheap. #177-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S120051. Mosport Green/tan fabric/green vinyl. Odo: 45,368 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Base motor. Mosport Green was a one-year-only color but was chosen by 2,311 buyers. Fitted with Goldline tires mounted on cast-aluminum knockoffs. NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington soiled. One of only 836 built. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $121,000. These have sure lost their luster from a few years back. They are striking cars ity items except atomizer. Has memory front seat and forged-aluminum wheels. Over twoyear run, only 704 produced, and this is number 702. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $148,500. These carried a price tag of $13k when new, so they were not for the lunch-bucket crowd. This one in decent but largely original condition. Expensive to restore, so new owner might Gold awards. Ordered with power windows and teakwood steering wheel. Excellent panel fit with correct factory marks on engine. An excellent example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,500. Corvettes have been a bit soft of late, but the unusual colors and awards in the trunk brought this one up a bit. As the engine size goes up, so does the value, and this is the base-level motor, so we’ll call this well sold and well bought. © 92 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Company — Amelia Island 2015 A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the most expensive car at $3.3m, and a 1961 250 GT Series II cabriolet followed at $2m Company Gooding & Company Date March 13, 2015 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 76/87 Sales rate 87% Sales total $26,967,150 High sale 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, sold at $3,300,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Very well cared for and the top seller — 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, sold at $3,300,000 Report and photos by Pierre Hedary Market opinions in italics T he science behind buying a Mercedes-Benz “Pagoda” lately has been not so much what it’s worth today, b Amelia Island, FL it can sell for tomorrow — wh how a 1970 280SL at Gooding & Amelia Island sale, in dark olive g tomatic and no a/c, handily devo high estimate, selling for $220k. Likewise, a 1991 Ferrari F40 s ping $1.6m, showing continuous upward movement in F40 prices. There were many such above-market sales here, but in the auction room, bidding tended toward the steady and conservative, with serious bidders exercising ap- propriate levels of discretion for the most part. Overall sales came in at a respectable 27m — $4m shy of last year’s $31m. I, for one, find it heartening to glimpse these occasional fluctuations, which point to stability for the overall market. When auctions start to look like the 1980s tradingroom floor of the New York Stock Exchange, perhaps it’s time we take notice. But for now, all is well and stable. The Gooding staff was, as usual, available and helpful, and accommodated vehicle inspections and test drives as appropriate. Most vehicles were well-kept examples that had been serviced recently and operated on command. On auction day, we were treated to an exquisite breakfast, and then the bidding began. Right from the start, the sales rate was strong. With 76 of 87 lots sold, bidders were bidding to win. A 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the most expensive car at $3.3m, and a 1961 250 GT Series II cabriolet followed at $2m. The “small” Ferraris generated good results as well, such as a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS at $561k. A 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB brought in $75k, thanks to its impeccable condition. Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadsters sold just under $1.3m apiece, showing that values have cooled off and stabilized. In the Porsche camp, a 1957 356A Speedster brought $352k, and a 1989 Speedster made $220k. Only 11 cars failed to sell, indicating that 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,275,000 96 the collector car market is still hungering for investment-quality vehicles with no excuses. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market Chad Tyson


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH BEST BUY #64-1951 LOTUS MARK IIIB racer. S/N 151844. Black/green vinyl. RHD. One of the earliest Lotuses in existence. I can’t call it terribly pretty, but definitely a purpose-built race car. Lots of small blemishes in paint. Finishing work is crude but purposeful. Immense historical value. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $247,500. First Lotus customer look perfect. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $165,000. Too much! Too much! Everything paled in comparison next to it. Easily the visual centerpiece of the area it was displayed in. I expected to see another $30k out of this one. Sometimes less is more. Definitely restored for presentation, so I can only hope that it drives as good as it looks. Well bought if it doesn’t need mechanical help. car. Huge estimate range ($250k–$450k), as this might be the only one that will come to market in our era. I can’t see it being used, as it would be outclassed vintage-racing. I also can’t see it sitting still, as it looks too exciting. Not really much of a weapon, but its historical value should help it along. Anything with this much provenance for so little has to be called well bought. #10-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N 17417. Black/tan canvas/red leatherette. Odo: 1,270 miles. Very low miles on what appears to be an older restoration. All finishes consistent throughout, with no evident shortcuts in body or mechanicals. Current owner bought the car recently, but prior ownership history goes back to 1989. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,900. Based flaws. Engine appears to have been serviced recently, suggesting a well-kept, well-loved driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $143,000. This E-type had originality on its side, although I found the original-paint suggestion a little hard to swallow. Still, the whole package was well cared for and aged just right. An excellent buy. #69-1964 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I con- on the catalog description, this car was sold as an unfinished restoration, completed under new ownership, and then resold to someone who wished to resell it. I have a hunch there is still some sorting to do, but this sold on cosmetic condition alone. I am sure the seller got a deal on it when he bought it, as it was let go for $29k on the block. Will it ever find an end user? I hope so. #30-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 SE roadster. S/N S675402. Silver/red leather. Odo: 49,142 miles. A really thorough restoration, as is obvious in the details. Paint positively glows. Still has wood driveshaft tunnel. Real SE car, with all equipment present. Recent awards from the JCNA confirm its exceptional condition. With huge whitewalls, the wire wheels 98 vertible. S/N B9471139. Balmoral Grey/gray hard top/blue vinyl. Odo: 81,829 miles. Original colors, authentic engine, on Minilites, and with questionable bunchy seats. Nice woodwork and finishes put this in top-tier condition, but the colors have a hard time making it pop. napolis 500. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $231,000. The Al Unser connection sold the car, and the excellent performance in CART helped seal the deal. Provenance that more than doubles its value. Fairly bought. GERMAN #41-1955 PORSCHE 356 Continental Very elegant presentation overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. Amazing how these have gone up, and with no real time for us to prepare. It seems unfair to say this was expensive compared with what some far-worse examples cabriolet. S/N 60870. Silver/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 68,738 miles. The elusive pre-A Continental cabriolet. Very solid older restoration with only some paint chipping along windshield frame. Paint also has some very minor imperfections upon close inspection. Chome work good, as are interior and top. PCA-approved engine bay. Undercarriage very clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $313,500. I have always lusted after this version of the 356, Sports Car Market #63-1964 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 880192. Silver/black leather. Odo: 6,280 miles. Original car that presents honestly. Very good body with no dents or imperfections in metal. Paint has scratches and other signs of age but looks good from 20 feet. Leather also looks its age, but with no serious tails holding up. Engine looks fresh, but no mention whether things have been sorted postrestoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $220,000. The $300k high estimate on this late 4.2 was a little optimistic, and even the sales price seemed a bit strong. While I have been guilty of peerpressuring my friends into buying cars, I never tell them to overpay. Well sold. (See the profile, p. 64.) #45-1985 PENSKE-MARCH 85C racer. S/N 021. Yellow/black cloth. MHD. Original condition with some paint cracking visible. Looks like it has been used and kept up with. Evil Cossie DFX turbo motor just waiting to raise hell. History includes CART use with Al Unser and a 4th place finish at the 1985 India- have sold for, but my mind has a hard time adjusting to these new figures. This is the new magic number for a good Tiger. #13-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 convertible. S/N 1E10546. Gray metallic/ black/black leather. Odo: 20,521 miles. Very good paint and chrome, with some age in lenses. Gaps all very good for a Jaguar. No idea if these colors are correct, however. Restoration claimed to be award-winning. Interior at similar high level, with all of the small de


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL this Beetle might have, they can’t be too complicated or expensive to resolve. because of its rarity and the simplicity of the pre-A body. Well bought and sold, squarely in the middle of the $275k–$350k estimate. #11-1958 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 1933828. Blue/gray & blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 11,616 miles. Very solid early Beetle. Probably an older restoration. Very nice panel fit and seals. Paint shows age with some patina. Interior looks authentic. Done to a very high standard some years ago. Engine also very nice and tidy—maybe too tidy, as it looks like it hasn’t run in eons. Trunk presents as-new. Fitted with aftermarket #83-1959 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N 106789. Meissen Blue/red vinyl. Odo: 31,702 miles. Very original California 356A. May have been painted once in the past. Seat vinyl all torn up on driver’s side, exposing horsehair. Relatively straight and rust-free with no gap issues. Does not appear to have been taken apart. Chrome is obviously pitted but is all complete and undamaged. Rust on wheels and block combination adds to its mystique. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,275,000. Some in the business might say “it still needs to be restored.” This just shows how out of touch “the trade” can be with the market, and how under-appreciated preserved cars have been until recently. This car slightly outsold a restored white early-production 300SL Roadster (Lot 15, $1,237,500), but I think it looked cheap. #17-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N corrosion on polished wheel covers. Engine is not dripping oil and does not appear to be missing any parts. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $140,250. How often does a corrosion-free 356 come to auction in this state of preservation? While it does not tick all the boxes of a “preservation” car, this one could be sorted mechanically, have the seats done and be on its merry way. Certainly well sold, but way more exciting than a nicely restored car. #66-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL fog lights. One area of paint rub-through over front left light. Engine sounded very nice after being worked on for hours at the the preview. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,400. A bevy of mechanics hustled to get this to start and idle, reminding me of the many cars that get shipped off to auction after sitting for a long time with no service. Slightly well sold for the mechanical unknowns, but whatever troubles Roadster. S/N 003123. Red/black hard top/ black soft top/cream leather. Odo: 18,000 miles. Really original, well-preserved, alloyblock car. Sumptuous and perfectly patinated original leather. Paint also beautifully settled in, with minor swirl marks and cracks, all wonderfully in place. Engine also looks right, with aged finishes and correct hose clamps. Car is a visual delight, and the disc brake/alloy 302344. White/black vinyl. Odo: 42 miles. Textbook restoration of a very early 911. Very nice paint with excellent gaps. Incorrect battery and has severe battery drain, which leads me to think there is still some work to do. Does not fire up readily or idle very well. Lots of backfiring and missing, but the engine does not make any odd mechanical noises. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $266,750. I watched this early 911 cross the block. There was a ton of excitement associated with its early build date, and it quickly passed the $200k mark. The issue here is that when these things start to command such prices, sellers rush them to market, meaning that mechanical sorting costs are often looming in the future. Sold a year ago at Gooding’s 2014 Scottsdale sale for $270k (SCM# 232429). #51-1967 MERCEDES 230S sedan. S/N 11101012103837. Light ivory/tan vinyl. Odo: 86,281 miles. Described as a preserved example with original paint, although there’s a possible area of paintwork near the front left headlight. Seats may have been redone but work was authentic, with firm horsehair and 100 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL correct MB-Tex. Engine bay very nice. An exceptionally well-preserved fintail. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. $55k? For a fintail? Why not? This couldn’t be re-created for the price, and nothing feels as good as a preservationquality car. Oh, and it’s just money. Well sold, but I’ll call it a fair buy for someone who appreciates the attributes of these fine automobiles. I have seen several of the 300SE sedans trade hands at these prices, so perhaps I’m not the only one who feels this way. #59-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE cabriolet. S/N 11102512004187. Silver/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 67,567 miles. Sixcylinder 280 cabriolet. Nice, correct silver paint with good level of metal flake; codes as a silver car. Minor chips by doors. Equipped with a/c and column shift. Ashtray removed. Retractable seat belts fitted. Beautiful black Macassar Ebony. Rest of interior is fresh—in a bad way, in my opinion. Underhood area very MB-Tex. Odo: 95,662 miles. Very nice restoration of very solid 280SL. Spot welds present. Zinc plating in engine bay with very nice aluminum and chrome. Factory a/c car. Recent restoration, with undercarriage and engine bay done more recently. Correct hose clamps. Very nice interior woodwork. Doors have a hard been re-created on inside of right fender, but otherwise body and paint are superb. NORMA hose clamps and yellow zinc all correct. Wrong screws holding inner fender cover in place. Dayco alternator belt, which is not right. Underside of car like-new. Interior redone, but better than most. No a/c, but has rare electric antenna option. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,000. This car was done right with little to fault. The cost of restoring a 280SL to this level is reflected in the price. This is the new price for a correct car. Very few of them show up done to this level, so don’t start thinking a ’68 280SL that has been color-changed and poorly serviced is worth even a third of this. #38-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 time closing, but gaps are good. Area of possible corrosion starting on the front right fender by A-pillar. Runs extremely well, but a/c needs charge. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. I heard it run, I crawled underneath it and I looked it over head to toe. The family that owned the car was sitting next to me at the auction and watched it sell. I sensed some disappointment at the hammer price, but the auctioneer had to work hard to get it up there. Fairly bought for the cost of the restoration. good, with original a/c hoses and good, honest finishes. One wiring connector for idle advance switch rigged together. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. For those of you who want a low-grille Mercedes cabriolet but can’t afford a 3.5, consider the 6-cylinder version. While not as quiet at 70 mph, the six has plenty of power, and the magic combination of mechanical fuel injection and transistorized ignition makes for a very smooth-running car. I call this a realistic result. #1-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 016875. Red/black canvas/cream #87-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412012075. Dark Olive/green canvas/cream vinyl. Odo: 81,344 miles. Rock-solid 280SL, with a recent restoration by a marque expert. Original Dark Olive car. Spot welds look like they may have cabriolet. S/N 000776. Moss Green Metallic/ tan canvas/bamboo leather. Odo: 87,771 miles. Of all the W111 Mercedes coupes and cabs here, this is the best. Paint looks like it has settled in. Older leather in very good shape, done about 10 years ago, with some fit issues holding it back. Gaps are pretty good, with some issues from fresh door seals. Sits low in back because of failing camber compensator. Fitted with earlier W112 chrome trim. Most tools missing, and owner’s manual is a repro. Engine bay mostly original but in honest condition. No indication of recent maintenance, but out of long-term ownership. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $280,500. The longstanding claim that 1,232 of these were built is still not clear, as every major auction seems to have at least one. This car sold under the money, as it was both attractive in its green paint and honest in its longstanding history. The only real tick against it was a theft about 33 years ago that resulted in a new engine. Well bought in this current rodeo. #35-1974 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.0 RSR racer. S/N 911560911S. White, yellow & red/black cloth. A very nice RSR with authentic graphics. Some small paint flaws which indicate use. Otherwise very correct and authentic presentation. Panel fit very good. Interior stripped. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,237,500. Massive history, very transparent presentation and that darling Café Mexicano 102 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL logo on the side made it one of my favorite cars at the auction. Well bought, just over the $1.2m low estimate. #70-1975 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.0 RS racer. S/N 0060001. Silver/black cloth. Odo: 15,978 km. A real RS with very good cosmetics. All business and made to go fast. May not have been completely taken apart for paint. All correct RS bits look to be original. Interior stripped. No obvious shortcuts. Cond: #86-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WP0EB0914KS173720. Red/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 2,316 miles. Ultra-lowmileage hangar queen. Any imperfections are very minor. Paint, black plastic and engine bay last of the air-cooled Porsches. Very low original mileage. Paint is flawless, as is leather. Said to be only example in this color combo. Dash and interior controls look untouched. Engine is very dry and clean. Whole package 2+. SOLD AT $605,000. Raced from day one. The 3-liter RS is slowly catching on in the U.S., as they have in Europe. I think this would have been more appealing with a complete interior, as it was too perfect to race and too stripped for the street. Sold right in the middle, so I have to call this fair to buyer and seller. #7-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL con- vertible. S/N 10704412059024. White/blue hard top/blue soft top/dark blue leather. Odo: 12,760 miles. Ultra-low miles with some swirl marks and cosmetic blemishes, but nothing that can’t be detailed out. Delicate blue dash is crack-free. Leather looks virtually new. Door seals new, as doors don’t close well. Wood in superb condition. Engine retains proper yellow are all great. Interior is super clean and looks unused. One of 800 U.S. models. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,000. This was one of the best I had ever seen, and it drew a lot of attention. Well bought considering the low mileage. #52-1996 PORSCHE 911 GT2 coupe. S/N S392139. Silver/black leather. Odo: 36,267 km. Very well-preserved 993 GT2, one of 57 street versions. Looks absolutely wild, and has been extremely well cared for. Paint in impeccable condition and looks original. Interior and bottom of engine commensurate with low mileage. A rare car that has nowhere to go presents as flawless, and this example has the documents to prove its identity. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. Call me crazy, but I was expecting this to go even higher. Good 3.6 Turbos are in demand, with values gaining ground on the early go-fast 911s. While the low mileage (and the wild color, maybe) sold it, you could pay this much for a lesser car, so I will call this well bought. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 9 #27-1961 FERRARI 250 GT Series II PF cabriolet. S/N 2489GT. White/ gray hard top/ red leather. Odo: 15,243 km. Very nice chrome and paintwork, with some difficulty closing doors, presumably due to new rubber. Undercarriage has received good attention as well. Engine clean enough to eat off. Very cool in two-tone color scheme, and the red leather interior completes the package. Out of recent restoration with class awards at prestigious concours including zinc, hose clamps and spark-plug wires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,200. For a 450 to sell for this much, it has to be a low-mileage, preserved example. Not a game-changing amount by any means, but a fair result for an original car that couldn’t be replicated. but up over the next 20 years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $973,500. While our collector cars might go down in the short term, they usually go up in the long term. These had some slight depreciation when they were a few years old, but now they are ready to join the milliondollar club. There are few modern sports cars that will ever reach this level, but this is one of them. Sold fair. #12-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S coupe. S/N WP0AC2994VS375815. Ocean Jade Metallic/gray leather. Odo: 15,423 miles. Superb and perfect low-mileage 993 Turbo S, Amelia Island. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,090,000. The $2m–$2.5m estimate was a bit optimistic here, and Amelia Island bidders in general seemed a little reserved. Even though the overall sales totals were higher, people were more cautious about what they bought and how much they paid, indicating things are stabilizing. Is this a good thing? Well, stability is good, and when a Ferrari that used to be $950k stabilizes at twice its previous value, we should all be happy. #29-1965 MASERATI SEBRING coupe. S/N 02045. Red/black leather. Odo: 78,424 km. Originally a more elegant gray over red, now with well-applied red paint over tan. Fuel injection removed and Webers installed. Lack of use obvious by the fact it is an older restoration that has not aged at all. All small details 104 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL are correct; presents nicely for an older restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $319,000. This looked like an impulsive restoration to suit someone else’s taste in the 1980s. While a lot of the small stuff was correct, the big picture was disappointing. However, the good news is that vintage Maseratis are finally starting to see the money they deserve. This was a strong result, but it should mean that a correctly restored car will sell for even more money. TOP 10 No. 3 #44-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 09489. Blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 8,003 km. Well-loved preservation car, with one repaint in original light blue metallic in early 1970s. Purchased by selling owner in 1971, driven until 1982, put away until recent mechanical sorting. Very well cared for, with only some minor shrinkage and cracking in paint. Engine finishes very of the sweetness is gone, since it has now changed hands after such long ownership. Well bought and sold. #9-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13069. Silver/black leather. Odo: 7,960 miles. Very good paint with correct amount of metal flake. Lenses and chrome bits are original but are holding up well for their age. Chrome slightly hazy. Interior looks fresh and unused. Fitted with electric fans. Underside and engine looks to have had some recent attention. Gaps indicative of healthy cosmetics. And yes, even if it is large, it is still com- in nose but otherwise a very nice original car. Interior is probably recently done, but could be an excellent preservation effort. Has a/c and spent much time as a California car. Mechanically sorted, according to the seller. original. Interior highly preserved. Underside has been cleaned up and presents well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,300,000. Recent 275 GTB sales show that there is a widespread preference for preserved cars over restorations. Give us cars showing they have stood the test of time and gotten better with age. A better buy than any restored car, although now some pletely gorgeous. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $280,500. The Ferrarisaurus of the Enzo-era cars has developed an appetite, gobbling up bids at auction to the tune of at least $200k every time one hits the block. Will it wear out its welcome at the bidders’ banquet, or are we going to continue feeding the beast? Only time will tell. Market-correct for now. #54-1974 FERRARI 365 GT4 BB coupe. S/N 18001. Black/black leather. Odo: 8,311 km. Reasonably solid 365.Three rust bubbles Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $401,500. Again with the optimistic Ferrari estimates! $425k–$475k predicted for this one. While it was a nice car, no doubt, it was no different from the other 365s that have sold recently. Bubbles in nose held it back, indicating poor prep when it was painted. Market value today, with a slight nod to the seller. #49-1974 MASERATI BORA coupe. S/N US688. Black/mustard leather. Odo: 21,199 miles. Well-preserved car with strong presence. Paint holding up nicely for black color. Interior is claimed original. Chrome pops well. Engine presents very nicely with no signs of oil leakage. Out of long-term ownership and recently serviced. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $181,500. The Bora is charging ahead, with performance and value somewhere between a 106 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL #67-1990 FERRARI 348 TB coupe. S/N ZFFFA35AXK0082673. Blue/cream leather. Odo: 10,970 miles. Very low mileage, two owners, in striking colors. Paint well cared for, with small polish marks. Never used in anger and no evidence of body damage. Interior as clutch and timing belt. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $198,000. Enzo-era Ferraris are still creating a market-driven vacuum that is pulling all of the “other Ferraris” in with them. A few years ago, the Fiorano badging would not have been responsible for a $100k markup. I’ve got a strong feeling this was purchased as an investment, and when navigating these new and uncertain waters, we must proceed carefully. I might eat my words if I say this was well sold, so for now I will hold my tongue. Let’s see how the next one plays out. #19-2005 FERRARI 575 Superamerica Ferrari 308 and 365. Prices have nearly doubled over the course of the past year, but this specific car deserved its premium. Well bought if it runs and drives as good as it looks. #21-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetrore- sina coupe. S/N 19505. Eng. # 01678. Red/tan leather. Odo: 42,738 km. Euro dry-sump car with one possible repaint. Fiberglass just a tad wavy on roof, but straight everywhere else. Doors open and shut perfectly. Interior very fresh as exterior. Engine recently attended to, and records are thorough. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. A good 348 is money in the bank. Despite how hard they are to service, these continue to sell readily and bring nearly twice what a 308 does. Well bought for the exceptional condition. #47-1999 FERRARI F355 Serie Fiorano Spider. S/N ZFFXR48A0X01166495. Silver/ black/black leather. Odo: 13,338 miles. Well kept and almost new. Some paint chips, but everything else in line with 13k-mile condition. One of 104 Serie Fiorano cars, meaning that it has a bunch of racing bits installed from the Challenge cars. Recent service includes close to new. High level of engine detail. Out of 14-year ownership. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,500. The most wanted version of the 308, in pretty nice condition with no cosmetic excuses. These will keep climbing in value, simply due to their rarity. Will these ever get to 288 GTO money? Time will tell. the feeling this was well maintained. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. So much for Montezemolo-era Ferraris reaching a value ceiling. I would have a hard time calling this a good deal, but nothing is cheap these days. You should have bought yours earlier. JAPANESE #55-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40240125. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 88,714 km. Fresh Land Cruiser presents well and appears to have had a recent cosmetic restoration. Some minor imperfections in paint. Gaps slightly variable, as expected. Sus- coupe. S/N ZFFFT61A750142399. Black/ black leather. Odo: 925 miles. Super wellpreserved example, flawless paint and interior. A new car, with two previous owners. I would worry about how much it has sat... but I get pension kit, stainless exhaust. A three-owner truck from out west that runs as good as it looks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,500. Land Cruiser supply is now meeting demand, with fewer sales in this stratospheric realm. Very well sold. © 108 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Bonhams — The Amelia Island Auction The top four high-sale slots were all pre-war American, with a 1930 Cord L-29 town car finishing in the lead at $1.8m Company Bonhams Date March 12, 2015 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 64/82 Sales rate 79% Sales total $14,955,600 High sale 1930 Cord L-29 town car, sold at $1,760,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices One of the pre-war American top four sellers — 1908 American Underslung roadster, sold at $1,738,000 Report and photos by Joe Seminetta Market opinions in italics W ould Amelia Island regulars adjust their customary weekend schedules in order t Amelia Island, FL Bonhams’ new auction on a Thu noon? If Bonhams could entice b just that, then the auction house w going head-to-head with the esta and Saturday auctions and perha for the entire Amelia Island Auct Attendance at the Wednesday evening pre- view — an elegant affair, welcoming clients with food and wine — was strong, signalg that, yes, bidders were here, and Bonhams had their attention. The event took place at Fernandina Beach Golf Club in a field across from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, offering easy access for shoppers arriving via private plane. The location also offered minimal traffic, ample parking and plenty of space for maneuvering the auction lots. Bidders and consignments came from all over the globe. Several European lots hit all-time auction records: The legendary BMW M1 finally saw its day in the sun, with an excellent example tipping the scales at $605k; a 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C brought $416k, doubling its pre-sale estimate; and a needy 1980 Ferrari 512 BB brought an astounding $360k. Pre-war American classics were very well represented and heavily promoted, and the cars and prices did not disappoint. The top four high-sale slots were all pre-1932 domestics, with a 1930 Cord L-29 town car finishing in the lead at $1.8m. The big wave did not lift all boats, however. Several lots lacked the depth of bid- ders necessary to push numbers high enough for a successful transaction. Heads were scratched when a #2-condition 1973 Ferrari Daytona reached a high bid of just $580k. An excellent 1983 Lamborghini Countach deserved more than the high bid of $380k and was smartly brought back home. In between the world records and the no-sales were some reasonable values (in today’s frothy market): A better-than-new 1959 Morris Minor was a steal at $16,500, and two driver Austin-Healey 3000s went home below market price, at $42k and $52k. It was a valiant first effort, with 79% of lots changing hands and nearly $15m added 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint coupe, sold at $415,800 110 to Bonhams’ annual sales. These results will bring buyers and sellers back in 2016, where I wouldn’t be surprised to see even stronger numbers. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #160-1925 BENTLEY 3 LITRE tourer. S/N 1009. Eng. # 1007. Black/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 606 miles. Matching-numbers. Original Vanden Plas coachwork. Singlefamily ownership for 30-plus years. Original bill sheet, log book and history file. Not origi- paint. Orange peel throughout. “Bullet hole” in side panel. Nice chrome and interior wood. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. While an attractive model, not many U.S. collectors have it on their short list. This created an opportunity for the buyer, who went home with an unusual roadster for not much more money than a garden-variety TR3. Well bought. #118-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L18191. Eng. # 29ERUH4325. Old English White/red leather. Odo: 61,106 miles. Older restoration. Nice panel gaps. Mismatched brightwork. Overdrive. Front discs, rear drums. Virtually no history. Solid rear axle. Stainless exhaust. wallet, jack. Claimed to be matching-numbers with Moss gearbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $128,700. $80k opening bid with steady creep to the hammer sale. Series I E-types continue to be strong. This was an average car with cream paint that was very well sold. #142-1964 MORGAN PLUS 4 coupe. nal colors. Signs of spirited use. Dull brightwork. Cracked, dented, chipped hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $462,000. Opening bid of $360k slowly inched up to $400k and the final hammer price. Well bought in today’s market. #137-1934 MG MAGNETTE super- charged “special” roadster. S/N NA0484. Eng. # 736AN. Red/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 90,994 miles. Perhaps my favorite lot of the sale. Gorgeous alloy body was originally painted black. Rudge wire wheels. Ex- Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $51,700. With E-types and vintage 911s well into six figures, $50k Healeys seem like a reasonable value. For less than the price of a Boxster, you can have a true British roadster with room for four. Well bought. #153-1963 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- vertible. S/N 879037. Eng. # R98209. Sky Blue Metallic/black hard top/red leather. Odo: 75,705 miles. Matching engine and chassis, as per Heritage Trust Certificate. Limited documentation. Factory hard top. Described in the auction catalog as a “barn discovery.” As this tensive race history with documentation (and patina to match). Nice brightwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $118,250. This had a crowd surrounding it throughout the preview and auction. Bidding stalled at $105k until an online bid won it. Well bought. #158-1949 TRIUMPH 2000 roadster. S/N TRA1664. Eng. # V6031. Black/tan cloth/ Biscuit leather. RHD. Odo: 15,199 km. Rare post-war roadster in driver condition. Cracked is a color change from the original cream exterior, I would say it needs a full restoration. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $101,200. Bidders will pay up for true originality. This lot did not possess enough originality or details to warrant a high final price. Well sold. #117-1963 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 880117. Eng. # RA25679. Cream/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 35,845 miles. Heritage Trust Certificate. Fresh interior. Inconsistent chrome. Shiny paint with signs of poor prep. Dirty engine bay. Poor-fitting rubber. Stainless exhaust. Period hammer, 112 Trust Certificate. Some top tears. Fresh interior. Beautiful chrome and paint with only a few nicks from age. Nice trim and rubber. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. Auctioneer took bids in increments of as little as $500 to meet the $60k low estimate. Winner was from the Sports Car Market lenses. Panel shades differ throughout. Catalog says Duck Egg Blue is a period Morgan color. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $134,200. Three different bidders in the room were actively pursuing this lot. Auctioneer reduced bid increments to $1k to the final sales price. New owner plans to use his new prize at his Colorado vacation home. #108-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UC1S20294. Eng. # 7S14906LB. British Racing Green/black cloth/ Cognac leather. Odo: 6,176 miles. $100k mechanical and body restoration in 1999. NOM and interior color change. Heritage S/N A5758. Eng. # CT29261. Duck Egg Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 34,142 miles. An attractive coupe design with a striking color combination. Park bench lateral support. Outside filler cap. Bean-bag chair seat fitted. Deep orange-peeled paint. Mismatched headlight


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL gallery. Very well sold considering the nonoriginal items and overall condition. #122-1995 LOTUS ESPIRIT S4S coupe. S/N SCCFD30C3SHF63141. Eng. # LN910950929051T. Dark green/Biscuit leather. Odo: 26,792 miles. One owner until 2011. A wellused and enjoyed Lotus with “upgraded” seats, OZ rims, steering wheel, stereo and fauxwood door trim. Reported to have clean CARFAX. Tools, manuals and car cover. Deep orange peel throughout (as it probably came often seen at auction. This one was in nice shape but did not have the documentation to propel it to the $350k–$450k estimated price range. GERMAN from the factory). Nice shape, given miles and enthusiastic event use. Goodyears on the front, Dunlops on the rear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,250. A fairly high price for a used and incorrect Esprit. Well sold at full retail. At McCormick’s Palm Springs auction in February 2011, it sold for $34k (SCM# 177542). FRENCH #174-1925 HISPANO-SUIZA H6B trans- formable cabriolet. S/N 11093. Eng. # 301111. Black & red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 89,420 miles. Early model that can “transform” from a coupe to a convertible. Matching numbers engine. Spare documentation. Nicely restored, with only finely scratched paint. Inconsistent brightwork. Excellent convertible top condition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $319,000. Hispano-Suizas are not ange peel. Optional transversely mounted third seat, tools, and tartan-lined fitted luggage, nicely matching the interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $247,500. High bid was a no-sale $215k. Sold post-block for $247,500. Fully priced for condition. interior with velour seats and superb wood dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,800. This car sold for $46k a year ago at Gooding & Company’s 2014 Amelia Island sale (SCM# 239037). Opening bid here of $30k was aggressively run to the high estimate. Well sold for the price of 2800 CS and 3.0 CS cars of similar condition. #123-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N 9115600414. Lime Green/black leather. Odo: 87,282 km. Euro Porsche. Similar spec to a Touring ’73 RS. Claimed matching engine and MFI system (but no Kardex or COA offered). Tools and books. Nicely appointed interior. Slightly dirty engine bay. 21mil paint meter reading is the thickest I have seen, but nicely polished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT #126-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040109500421. Eng. # 121921109500449. Dark gray metallic/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 284 miles. Inconsistent metallic shades between panels. Overstuffed seat cushions. Nice chrome work. Some or- ill-fitted doors, different first-digit odometer font and thick paint (or Bondo) with some obvious imperfections. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $167,200. Auction opened at $70k, and bidding escalated from the floor, telephone and the Internet. Given color, NOM and details missed, this lot was very well sold. #124-1968 BMW 2000 CS coupe. S/N 1108807. Blue/black vinyl & tweed cloth. Odo: 14,122 km. Only a mother could love the BMW kidney grilles with rectangle headlights. Extensive history file since 1976, with documentation, books, tools and jack. Largest displacement of the M10 engine cars. Stunning #121-1960 PORSCHE 356B 1600 cabrio- let. S/N 154359. Eng. # 804145. Ivory/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 68,825 miles. Three owners since new. NOM. Super 90 replacement. COA. Two-year mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Magazine cover car. Nicely finished seats. Many details missed, including 114 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL $269,500. $170k opening bid. Crept to the final hammer price. Well bought. #169-1981 BMW M1 coupe. S/N WBS59910004301336. White/black cloth. Odo: 7,169 miles. One of 450 M1s built. Giugiaro design with German engineering. Despite Hyundai horsepower by today’s standards, this was a 160-mph, mid-engine supercar of its day. Hilarious (but correct) 85-mph speedo reminds you of this dark period for sports cars. ible. Its condition was more than compensated for in the final bid. Well sold. ITALIAN #151-1952 ALFA ROMEO 1900C Sprint Excellent overall condition with only minor paint chips and seat wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $605,000. Glad to see these cars getting the respect they deserve in today’s market. This one gained a little too much respect, blowing through the $450k high estimate. Well sold. Bonhams sold it for $148k in 2009 (SCM# 142104). It no-saled at $418k at Russo and Steele Monterey last August (SCM# 244776). #107-1988 PORSCHE 911 Carrera cab- riolet. S/N WP0EB0919JS171296. Eng. # 64104750. Venetian Blue/dark blue canvas/ linen. Odo: 135,466 miles. Southern California car with claimed clean CARFAX. Tools, books, records. Mismatched tires and headlight with cracked fog lamp. Chrome Fuchs. Deeply worn seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,400. $20k opening bid. Stalled and then a few room bidders nudged it along to the final sales price. While 911s are the flavor of the day, this is more of a used car than a collect- coupe. S/N AR1900C01227. Eng. # AR130800218. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 77,401 km. Superleggera alloy body with deep, lustrous paint. Eligible for prestigious events around the globe. Known history since new, including 40-plus-year single-family owner- rimmed steering wheel, chrome filler cap, and 206-only exhaust tips. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $495,000. Slower than a minivan, but 206s have a purity that lets all of the Dino’s beauty shine through. 206s do not come up for sale that frequently, and many end up in Japan, where they have a huge following. This one traded at the right price for its condition. #157-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 02972. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 65,674 miles. Originally Verde Scuro, now Fly Yellow. Tools, history, service receipts. Incorrect dash. Wavy paint. Overspray on door trim. Areas painted that should not be. ship. Seller is a well-known Chicago collector. Lightly soiled interior. Delaminating glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $415,800. This was one of the most exciting lots to cross the block. Opening bid at $110k quickly added another $100k, moving to a final price miles beyond the $250k Sumitomo tires—are you serious? A lot of extra Ferrari badges, all of them incorrect. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $297,000. The first Dino in some time to trade below $300k at auction. Yet this would take a king’s ransom to make it excellent. I hope the new owner will call Coker Tire today to order this Dino some new shoes. Well sold. #130-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 23031. Rosso Chiaro/tan leather. Odo: 39,738 miles. Single-family 35-year ownership. Recent 95-point Platinum trophy-winner at Cavallino Classic. Luscious paint. Only minor interior wear. Well-polished original paint. Slight windshield delamination. Books, tools, records and factory keychain. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $115,500. 308s have been too cheap for too long and are now the flavor of high estimate. It only takes two bidders... Well sold. #114-1969 FERRARI 206 GT DINO coupe. S/N 00336. Eng. # 0005116. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 31,079 km. One of 152. Previously stolen Euro-spec 206. Less power than your average coffee grinder, with a scant 138 ft-lbs of torque at 6,500 rpm. Scratched, dull paint over straight alloy panels. Partially detailed engine. Worn interior. Correct XWXs. Correct knockoff Cromadora wheels, wood- 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL the month. However, this was a stunning result near the upper end of the aggressive $120k high estimate. Well sold. #111-1980 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N F102BB34249. Eng. # 00755. Red & black/tan leather. Odo: 13,444 km. One of 929 produced, none of which were U.S.-delivered. One owner. Original interior with some factory plastic protection film still evident. Paperwork, books, tools, EPA/DOT releases. Finely Lexan. Tubi exhaust. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,115,000. The crowd had thinned out when this lot opened. It failed to sell on the block, but post-sale results show it sold at this price, under the $1.2m–$1.4m pre-sale estimate. Well bought. JAPANESE #115-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER scratched paint. Very worn interior. Deep orange-peel paint texture. When were the cam belts last changed? Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $359,700. A huge result for an average car. BBs have been too cheap for too long, but this was an over-the-top result. Very well sold. #165-1992 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A1N0093627. Eng. # 31130. Rosso Corsa/red cloth. Odo: 9,664 miles. The final F40 produced for U.S. market. Classiche Red Book-certified. Excellent paint, interior and engine bay. Correct replacement seat and the originals accompany the lot. Looks like a lower-mileage car. Slightly scratched Larger-diameter wheels were required for suspension travel, which gave the car a unique and sporting look for its day. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,738,000. Spirited bidding in a relatively thin crowd. Several bidders pushed the final price well beyond the $1.2m high estimate. Price was very strong, but these do not come up for sale every day. #129-1911 EMF 30 racer. S/N 37361. Eng. # 37361. Dark blue/black leather. The only surviving EMF factory race car. Shown at Pebble Beach and welcome at any concours/ rally/vintage event on the planet. Extensive race history. Sympathetically restored with FJ43 LWB SUV. S/N FJ4349240. Eng. # 2F186711. Beige/beige cloth/green vinyl. Odo: 117 miles. An exceptional FJ43. Fresh nutand-bolt mechanical and cosmetic restoration by marque specialist. Correct to the last meaningful detail, including new suspension bushing and tie rods. Better-than-new plating. Perfect glass. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,200. This lot gathered significant interest prior to and during the auction. These trucks were sensible alternatives to Land Rover Defenders, but the secret is now out. Very well sold at the top of the market (to a phone bidder), but this was exceptionally well done. AMERICAN #152-1908 AMERICAN UNDERSLUNG roadster. S/N 1427. Eng. # 1448. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 12,913 miles. Excellent condition with only minor paint imperfections, seat wear and scratched brass. A crowd favorite, as it was shown in last year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The Underslung’s innovative design put its frame under the car’s axles. TOP 10 No. 10 several mild “enhancements.” Twin-plug sidevalve engine with up-draft carburetor. Deeply worn tires evidence its race heritage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $242,000. A unique and desirable offering that prompted spirited bidding. Well sold above the $200k high estimate. © 118 Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL Hollywood Wheels — Auto Retro and the Amelia Island Select A “brother and sister” 1953 Porsche “pre-A” coupe and cabriolet sold as a single lot for $743k Company Hollywood Wheels Date March 13–14, 2015 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Adcock Automotive lots sold/offered 114/138 Sales rate 83% Sales total $13,970,165 High sale Tie: 1953 Porsche 356 pre-A cabriolet and 1953 Porsche 356 pre-A coupe, sold together at $742,500; Paul Newman- raced 1974 Porsche 911S, sold at $742,500 Pascha Red painted brother and sister — 1953 Porsche 356 “pre-A” coupe and cabriolet sold as a single lot for $742,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Gary and Jill West Market opinions in italics P 122 orsches on Friday. The rest of the world on Saturday. That was the formula for Hollywood Wheels’ second Amelia Island a Buyers arrived informed and prepared, and there was no silly money in the Amelia Island, FL “Auto Retro,” the 53-lot Porsche-o cluded a bicycle, a go-cart and two tra as a strong assortment of vintage and m cars and racers. om. The bicycle sold at $1,188, and a half-scale go-cart replica of the Le Manswinning Porsche 936 went for $16k. A 1957 Porsche Junior diesel tractor in running “barn find” condition was bid to $8k but failed to sell. The emotional highlight was a pair of 1953 “pre-A” Porsches — a coupe and a cabriolet, both in Pascha Red with tan leather interiors. These were presented as “brother and sister,” offered as a single lot, and the seller asked they stay together. To accomplish this, he lifted the reserve, and the pair found a new home at $743k, to enthusiastic applause. Saturday’s sale, “The Amelia Island Select,” saw consignments from across the automotive spectrum change hands at healthy prices. Representing modern exotics was a new-out-of-the-box 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C with 63 miles on the odometer, sold at $80k. Among the many excellent muscle cars was the Sam Poseyraced 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, well bought and well sold at $171k. Rounding out the cute quotient, a pink 1959 Fiat Jolly sold for $77k, and a 1939 American Bantam Model 60 Speedster sold for $44k. The auctions took place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The venue 1981 Porsche 936 Junior kart, sold at $15,950 proved ideal, with most cars staged and previewed inside the venue and a small number outside under canopies. Each auction rang the bell on its own and was a resounding success. Combined, the sale was a smash hit, even greater than the sum of its parts. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #256-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 876069. Red/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 85,668 miles. Early “flat floor” car. Excellent shut lines and panel fit. Chrome smooth. Windshield rubber gasket aging. Top fit better than factory level. Gently car to Lot 135B, offered together as one lot. Owner wants cars to stay together. This car is almost concours-ready. Owner says numbersmatching. Minor paint chip on trailing edge of driver’s door. Passenger’s door hard to shut. Interior excellent, except engine release lever rusty. Engine compartment has heavy gas smell. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $371,250. Sold with Lot 135B for $742,500 combined. Owner emphasized that both cars should be sold as one lot, as the cars were always together in his collection, and he lifted the reserve at $685k to allow this to happen. Well bought and well sold. This car previously sold at RM Monterey in 1998 for $15k (SCM# 9503). #135B-1953 PORSCHE 356 “pre-A” used interior. Engine bay concours-standard. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $214,500. No-expensespared example. Last seen at a Christie’s auction in 2000, not sold at $42k (SCM# 15530). A year prior, it sold for $33k at Kensington (SCM# 1695). Today this is where the market is for a flat-floor car in top condition. GERMAN #135A-1953 PORSCHE 356 “pre-A” cabriolet. S/N 50747. Pascha Red/tan canvas/ tan leather. Odo: 85,219 miles. Matching sister Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $371,250. Sold with Lot 135A for $742,500. An excellent pair of cars with a nice history. Haul these two to an upscale car show, and load up two trophies. Well and properly bought and sold. #251-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 120426502120. Tan/black hard top/tan cloth top/red vinyl. Odo: 17,471 coupe. S/N 60351. Pascha Red/tan cloth & leather. Odo: 19 miles. Offered as a combined lot with 135A. Described as “brother and sister” cars. Concours level in and out, including engine bay and undercarriage. Comes with miles. An untouched original in need of a complete restoration—or just drive it. It’s all here but it will require love and dollars. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $154,000. Lot 253, a condition #2 190SL, sold for $60k less. Bidders obviously thought the originality was worth a premium. Still well sold, but kudos if the buyer can use it as-is without spending a bunch. #253-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7502136. Tan/black cloth/ green leather. Odo: 44,380 miles. Outside mirrors pitted and worn. Light pitting on front bumper. Wax residue on new black cloth top. Interior shows normal wear. Engine driver- quality clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,400. Clean little brother to the 300SL. Pause while I kick myself for passing one up at $20k several years ago, but I believe this car has passed the “better buy it now” stage. Reserve came off at $84k, so call it well sold and fairly bought. #115-1963 PORSCHE 356B Super coupe. S/N 212924. Eng. # 705511. Champagne Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 30,610 miles. Driver’s door out at bottom. Paint chips, some raw, some retouched. Scratches repaired with touch-up paint visible. Rear vent window glass delaminating. Interior shows little wear, overall clean and tidy. Engine bay car-show clean. Has Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $71,000. Recently sold for $60k at Mecum Seattle last June (SCM# 255808). This car presented as a wonderful Sunday driver and local show-car winner. Bidding came nowhere near the $150k– 124 Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL $175k pre-sale estimate, so I’m not surprised the seller took it back home. #212-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 116F4S002. Pearl white/red leatherette. Odo: 35,106 miles. Masking errors. Front sits high. Rust on bumper supports. Passenger’s door hard to shut. Huge roof rack. Driver’s seat back tilts and drops to center of $475,000. Recently no-saled at RM Monterey 2013 at $525k (SCM# 231262); before that, no-saled at Bonhams Carmel 2010 at $550k (SCM# 165585). Valuing historic racers can seem subjective, but the market has spoken clearly for this one three times. car. Rust on threshold plates. 1960s radio in dash. Has original tool roll and jack. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,100. A wonderful thing about old Volkswagens is they just keep going down the road. At this price, well bought and sold. #123-1970 PORSCHE 914/6 GT replica convertible. S/N 9140430599. Orange/black fiberglass/black leather. Odo: 3,724 miles. 914/6 upgraded to 914/6 GT spec and then some, retaining generally correct appearance. Excellent paint. Four hood pins hold down the “trunk” lid. Rubber engine cover hold-down straps broken. Trunk out at back. Retractable headlight rests low on driver’s side. Huge fender flares over wide Fuchs wheels. Interior #284-1980 BMW M1 coupe. S/N WD500000094301096. Orange/black cloth & leather. Odo: 36,895 km. One of 450 built. Threeowner car. Paint chips on grille and right rear flare. Has Procar front spoiler. Scratch on leather center armrest. Engine showroom- clean. Original Campagnolo wheels. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $420,000. The Bimmerhead holy grail’s venerable six makes a righteous Teutonic sound. Buyer and seller were close, but not close enough. #120-1981 PORSCHE 936 JUNIOR kart. White/black vinyl. These miniatures were commissioned by Porsche in celebration of the win at Le Mans. Only about 100 were built and were given to team drivers, team members and company officials, as well as sold to the public. Fiberglass body with wing. It’s powered by a single-cylinder Briggs & Stratton with a 2-speed manual gearbox (with has aftermarket roll bar, gauges and five-point belts. Modified suspension. Engine bay is clean, with a 2.7-L twin-plug flat 6. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. Crazy street/track weapon, as if a 914/6 isn’t scary enough in stock form. Well sold, considering that this is about the price of a real 914/6 GT, although with only 11 made, good luck finding one for sale. Initially a no-sale on the block, but listed “sold” in final results. #145-1976 PORSCHE 934/5 racer. S/N 9306700171. Blue & yellow/black plastic. Said to be one of 31 factory-built 934s—the racing version of the 930 Turbo. Later converted to 934.5, then 935 spec. Extensive race history at Le Mans, Zeltweg and Nürburgring. Restored to 1981 Daytona livery in 2007. Raced in Monterey Historics twice since. Good shape for a full-blown, commercialgrade race car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT 126 neutral and reverse) and a manually operated foot clutch. Rack-and-pinion steering, coil suspension, headlights, taillights, horn and electric start. Decals flaking off Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,950. Expensive for a go-kart, but well bought for a desirable Porsche collectible, far under the $30k–$40k pre-sale estimate. Another one of these just sold at Bonhams’ February Paris sale for $22k. Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL #104-1983 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N WPOZZZ93ZDS000814. Guards Red/ black leather. Odo: 33,461 miles. Small masking errors. Front air-dam fit problem. Sunroof doesn’t close completely. Factory polished Fuchs wheels. Interior slightly worn. Factory ever see one. They continue to bring strong money like this on occasion, so this is within the market range. Still, well sold. #242-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Spyder conversion. S/N 03128. Silver/red leather. Odo: 31,083 miles. Started life as a Dino coupe, converted to Spyder with “chairs and flares.” Optional power windows and a/c. Exterior reflects recent restoration. Interior a/c, Sport seats. Has Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,750. The room wasn’t full of silly money—just knowledgeable buyers looking for wise purchases. This car will make a wonderful daily driver and should hold its value. #216-2000 MERCEDES-BENZ S430 sedan. S/N WDBNG70J9YA122143. Silver/ gray leather. Odo: 16,767 miles. Two-owner car with no visible flaws. Fully optioned. Seller states he brought it to auction because he just wasn’t using it enough. Cond: 2. gently worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $247,500. Last sold for $157k at RM Amelia Island in 2008 “at about a 10% discount to the genuine article” (SCM# 116068). The market has lifted Dinos to the stratosphere, and this one along with it, but the discount is now closer to 50%. #236-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4L0085441. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 40,327 miles. Comes with manual and both toolkits. Owner states full service complete. Heavy hand with buffer on wheelarches—paint buffed through SOLD AT $15,400. Just a used car, but I write that with no disrespect. Go find one cleaner if you can. Had my wife and I been going directly home from the auction, we would have bought it. The new owner is grinning. ITALIAN #274-1959 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 110074209. Pink/pink & white canvas/tan wicker. Odo: 3,555 miles. Hood and engine cover ill-fitting. Interior floor mat needs regluing. Engine-cover release handle appears melted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. There’s a Jolly at pretty much every high-dollar auction—and that’s about the only place you’ll to primer. Paint chips touched up. Light wear on interior. Red carpets moderately soiled. Engine driver-quality. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $96,250. Prices for the best Testarossas are moving up, but this one was a driver. Well sold. #233-2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C coupe. S/N ZARBAAC41FM129642. Red/black leather. Odo: 63 miles. One of 500 for North America. Never titled, still on MSO. Right out of the wrapper. Spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $81,400. The reserve came off, and the car left the room. I wish we could have spent a few more minutes appreciating it. Paint color was subtle as a slap-shot. Well sold over the $55k MSRP. June 2015 127


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Rising Sun Selected sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #119 1964 DATSUN L320 pickup. S/N 4L32004469. 9 miles. Looks like an exceptional restoration for one of these. Good paint, shiny trim, appealing interior, very tidy engine bay. Spray-in bedliner is the only glaring deviation from stock. With hubcaps and AM radio. Condition: 2-. Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL JAPANESE #237-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40239599. Putty/black vinyl. Odo: 15,347 miles. Aftermarket winch and off-road lights. Good trim-off repaint. Minor paint chips on door hinge. Passenger’s door out at back. Off-road light is loose. Roll cage looks stout. Large repair patch under driver’s rubber floor mat. Engine compartment off at $37,500. Well sold, but a very nice example. SOLD AT $16,225. This tiny pickup fell in the overlapping Venn diagram sweet spot of “authentic Japanese collectible,” “vintage work truck” and “quirky cutemobile,” all of which are appreciating market segments. Robin’s Egg Blue makes me think the third factor was the main explanation for this huge, unprecedented price. Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/27–3/29/2015. #155 1968 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N MF10L10189. 27,538 miles. One of 84 in LHD out of 354 total. Mechanically refreshed since seller’s acquisition in 2012. Paint needs attention. “More supportive seats” done in correct-style material. Updated radio, original included. Condition: 2-. #247-1951 FORD custom woodie wagon. S/N BF79BJR15B8288. Carnival Red/ Magnolia leather. Fuel-injected V8, manual. Noexpense-spared, full custom resto-mod. Crate GM engine of unspecified displacement. Mustang II front suspension, 4-wheel power disc dirty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $48,400. It’s the law—there has to be one FJ at every party. For the money, the engine compartment should at least receive a Saturday cleanup— and what’s with the repair patch under the driver’s side floor mat? Very well sold. AMERICAN SOLD AT $880,000. Since suddenly becoming million-dollar cars in April of 2013, 2000GTs have appeared at high-end auctions with increasing frequency. This sale, some ways below $1m, indicates that collectors are now factoring condition into their bids. I’d say this was the right price for this car. RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/2015. #281610563385 1970 TOYOTA CORONA sedan. S/N RT43222042. 37,650 miles. “Original paint, motor, transmission, hubcaps, California blue plates. Very rare 4-speed manual. No rust anywhere, always garaged. Factory plastic on door panels and visors. Heater, radio and all electricals work good. Fresh tune-up; new brakes, tires, battery.” Condition: 3+. #278-1938 CADILLAC SERIES 90 V16 convertible. S/N 5270289. Yellow/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 9,821 miles. Said to be Fleetwood body #7 of 16 convertibles. Rare fender skirts. Side-mounted spares. Older restoration shows well, with a few paint chips. Small masking errors visible. Dash gauges and brakes and steering. Dash has original restored gauges. Spotless from top to undercarriage. Doors slightly out. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. I can’t imagine the dollars in this build. Seller might do well at another auction more focused on street rods. #243-1952 HUDSON HORNET sedan. S/N 163247. Black/blue vinyl. Odo: 53,067 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, 3-sp. “Step Down” chassis design and Twin H-power. Excellent paint, with a few scratches and dents on chrome trim. Hood high in back. Some shutline problems. Door threshold plates scratched knobs show a bit of age and character. Engine is car-show clean. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $235,000. Previously seen at Mecum Indy 2012, selling at $223k, when we described it as “starting to unwind toward its next spendy restoration” (SCM# 201891). A CCCA Full Classic. Bidding was slow and came nowhere near the $375k low estimate. The right buyer was not in the room. #268-1939 AMERICAN BANTAM SOLD AT $6,200. This was a lot of money, but it’s the best preserved example I’ve seen, and the only 4-speed. (I’ve been tracking them because I want one.) Clean Coronas were $2,500 cars forever, and then Martin Swig’s 2-door sold for $11k at Bonhams Scottsdale this January. I think this was a smart investment. eBay Motors, 3/1/2015. ♦ 128 MODEL 60 roadster. S/N 64027. Maroon & silver/maroon. Odo: 1,554 miles. No major faults. One of 323. Hood fit slightly off. Needs attention to detailing. Plexiglas wind wing needs edge finishing. Slight chrome pitting on side mirrors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. Cute sells, and cute sold this one. Drive it to and through the supermarket. Reserve came and tarnished. Interior lightly worn. Old car smell. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. This was the second of two Hudsons at this auction, and it fared the same as the first: opened at $30k, attracted a few bids, then stopped short of $50k. That makes the price look market-correct, but still seems strong for a 4-door. #234-1953 HUDSON HORNET sedan. S/N 224409. Burgundy & cream/maroon vinyl. Odo: 29,020 miles. 308-ci I6, 2x1-bbl, Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL auto. Factory Twin H-power. Rare automatic. Vintage a/c. None of the doors shut well. Paint chips on trailing edge of hood. Poor paint repair on a buffing mistake on hood. Interior well done but with aftermarket speaker on lines. New Haartz top. Power everything. New 15-inch chrome wire wheels. Owner has original bill of sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. Sold for less than the $140k–$175k estimate, but the car no-saled just a few weeks ago at $110k at Mecum Kissimmee (SCM# 257213), so the seller saw the writing on the wall. Looks like an honest price for an honest car. #260-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- ster. S/N 161001393. Yellow/yellow fabric/ yellow leather. Odo: 3,831 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Formerly owned by Dutch Darrin. Number 393 of 435 built. Scratch on windshield frame, and carpet needs to be cleaned. Besides those nits, this car is ready for the package shelf. Much chrome on dash and steering column, all of it smooth. Engine detailed and spotless. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,750. There were two similar Hudsons in this auction, and neither generated overwhelming interest in the room. Both sold posthammer, however, and the final prices looked strong. #283-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1090889. Light blue/dark blue cloth/light blue & white vinyl. 322-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored in 2013. Very good trimoff repaint with excellent chrome and shut concours lawn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $140,250. These come up for sale frequently, but this one has the Dutch Darrin connection. It previously sold in 2009 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale for $176k (SCM# 119327). Well bought today? Could be, and it will win awards wherever it goes. #213-1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 2-dr hard top. S/N 60J108429. Baby blue/light blue ostrich. Odo: 63,348 miles. 390-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Shaved door handles with “Ellie” pinstriped on driver’s door. Lots of re-chrom- transmission. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values these at $85k–$115k, making this one look very well sold. But big Mopar muscle has been doing well, and this is how the market moves up... #270-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS Dana coupe. S/N 124378L3Z8650. Silver/black vinyl/tan vinyl & houndstooth cloth. Odo: 70,048 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. California black-plate car built by Dana Chevrolet. Has original Protect-O-Plate, restoration photos and paperwork. Cowl plenum air ing. Exterior presents very well. Interior is custom light blue faux ostrich. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. This thing doesn’t turn corners, it changes course. If you become homeless, the trunk is larger than the average New York City apartment. The ostrich interior is an acquired taste, as is the color. If your name is “Ellie,” well bought. A couple of chuckles in the room, but it sold. #262-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8413114430. Mardi Gras Red/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 93 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of 337 made. Owner states numbers-matching. Door, hood and trunk slightly out. Swivel front seats. Push-button induction. Chevrolet Super Sport and Rally Sport packages. Right rear of trunk high. Interior has two very minor blemishes. Engine is club-show clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,100. These historically significant cars don’t have the same mystique as Yenkos and thus command a much lower price. If that begins to change, then this will be well bought. 130 Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL #252-1969 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 9F02G222005. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 52,221 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Two-year restoration of a one-owner “barn find” with all original parts. A Florida car with original paperwork. One minor mask- backed Dodge Challenger Trans Am race cars. This one driven by Sam Posey. Fully documented with original Keith Black engine and transmission. Listed in the Trans Am Registry. Good restoration of a race car with a docu- ing error. Passenger’s door out. Carpet needs cleaning. Engine spotless. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,100. Time will tell if this was well bought, but I wouldn’t bet against it. Looks like many miles of driving pleasure ahead, and the car should hold its value when the buyer decides to let it go. #248-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A 2-dr hard top. S/N TA028. Green/black vinyl. 305-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One of two factory- mented history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $170,500. Real race car driven by a real race car driver (and renaissance man) Sam Posey. Several months ago, Vintage Motorsport magazine featured Posey and this car. Like all T/A cars of that era, there was some space between the rule book and actual legality—oh, the stories this car could tell! This is a show car and vintage-race winner. © 132 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Warwickshire U.K. Silverstone Auctions — Race Retro An unscuffed, unworn, unused 1991 Ferrari Testarossa with five-piece luggage and a gold watch set a world record at $311k Company Silverstone Auctions Date February 21–22, 2015 Location Warwickshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 67/86 Sales rate 78% Sales total $5,316,153 High sale 1991 Ferrari Testarossa coupe, sold at $311,356 A Ferrari Cartier gold watch still in its original box and a set of matched luggage were included with this 1991 Ferrari Testarossa coupe, sold at $311,356 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics J ust two weeks after the collector car world watched, heart in mouth, to see whether the sky would fall at Paris Auction Week (it didn’t), Silverstone quietly set four world records on an overcast afternoon in the British Midlands. Most notable of these was a 1,545-km (960 miles) 1991 Ferrari Testarossa with five-piece luggage set that fetched $311k — almost double its lower estimate. Following that was a 1999 456M with just 400 miles on the clock and only one previous owner. It was another record-breaker at $181k. Then a 909-km (565 miles) 1991 Alfa SZ reached a record $131k, immediately preceding a 1991 Ferrari Mondial T that sold for a very strong $92k. The fourth record went to a motorcycle: a 1965 Triumph Thruxton Bonneville at $38k. Confirming that the Targa is no longer exempt from rising Porsche values, a 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 with good history sold for $176k — nearly $40k over its lower estimate price of $138k. This follows a number of strong sales of the lift-out-roof model. Still on the air-cooled front (or rear, as it were), a 1955 Volkswagen Samba bus that enjoyed massive pre-sale publicity duly fetched the expected $104k. It was the first Type 2 bus imported into the U.K. and is thought to be the last surviving example of the few Wolfsburgbuilt vans imported here. Fast Fords went well, too. Two beautifully restored Escort Warwickshire, U.K. RS1600s — one bone stock and the other lightly but unobtrusively modified — sold at the top of the market at $79k and $74k, respectively, and a restored and mildly upgraded Capri 3.0 S Mk3 in very period Signal Orange exceeded recent Mk1 prices at $35k. Most of the big numbers came from the first half of the sale, as the bidding is spread over two days at this annual historic motorsport show. There’s a heavier bias toward competition cars on Sunday, which as boss Nick Whale predicted, was harder going, but auctioneer Jonathan Humbert managed to hammer 13 competition cars away, including a 2010 Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for $163k. Chassis 007 was that year’s Le Mans support race winner, entered by Villois Racing for drivers Filippi and Lavio. Or you could have had an ex-Hans Stuck Audi A4 Quattro Super Tourer for $156k — but that’s just the start of what it’ll take to run it. Once again, Silverstone defied conventional 1972 Ford Escort Mk1 RS1600 2-door sedan, sold at $74,380 136 wisdom that competition cars sell poorly at auction. Having a racer for a boss must help. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.65) Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Warwickshire U.K. ENGLISH #306-1962 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 860670. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 51,102 miles. Older (2004) restoration just beginning to mellow nicely. Straight and still shiny, a bit grubby in headlight scoops, rocker drain holes clear. Slight pickling of age to taillight plinths, spot-weld dimples in rear pan smoothed over. Stock front brakes. New leather lightly creased, aluminum console and well and good, restored in 1980s and last refreshed in 2000. Flares are a bit odd. Normally you’d alter the inner arch lips to fit fat rubber, but here there’s no fat rubber to clear. Recaro front seats; K&N-type air filters in place of airbox, but originals are included. CW paint code tells us it was one of five originally painted blue (according to catalog). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,865. Sold under estimate, perhaps due to those flares, but market-correct. Mk2 LoCorts (tagged Cortina-Lotus instead of Lotus Cortina, because the cars were assembled by Ford at Dagenham instead of by “Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious” at Cheshunt) lag behind Mk1s by up to 50%. #622-1971 FORD ESCORT Mk1 dash trim good, not dinged or scratched. Period Ecko radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $114,164. Slightly well sold, as in closely aligned with recent auction prices of similar cars, plus a bit. There’s probably still a little left in it for retail, although it hadn’t popped up in the classifieds as of All Fools’ Day in the U.K. #634-1963 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N Z77C185828S. Eng. # 122E5158. White/black racing buckets. RHD. Odo: 41,386 km. Pre-airflow car, tidy and clean, made into a racer in 1990. In 2012 restored around an LHD shell sourced from Hungary, erstone Warwickshire U.K. ENGLISH #306-1962 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 860670. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 51,102 miles. Older (2004) restoration just beginning to mellow nicely. Straight and still shiny, a bit grubby in headlight scoops, rocker drain holes clear. Slight pickling of age to taillight plinths, spot-weld dimples in rear pan smoothed over. Stock front brakes. New leather lightly creased, aluminum console and well and good, restored in 1980s and last re- freshed in 2000. Flares are a bit odd. Normally you’d alter the inner arch lips to fit fat rubber, but here there’s no fat rubber to clear. Recaro front seats; K&N-type air filters in place of airbox, but originals are included. CW paint code tells us it was one of five originally painted blue (according to catalog). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,865. Sold under estimate, per- haps due to those flares, but market-correct. Mk2 LoCorts (tagged Cortina-Lotus instead of Lotus Cortina, because the cars were assem- bled by Ford at Dagenham instead of by “Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious” at Cheshunt) lag behind Mk1s by up to 50%. #622-1971 FORD ESCORT Mk1 dash trim good, not dinged or scratched. Pe- riod Ecko radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $114,164. Slightly well sold, as in closely aligned with recent auction prices of similar cars, plus a bit. There’s probably still a little left in it for retail, although it hadn’t popped up in the classifieds as of All Fools’ Day in the U.K. #634-1963 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N Z77C185828S. Eng. # 122E- 5158. White/black racing buckets. RHD. Odo: 41,386 km. Pre-airflow car, tidy and clean, made into a racer in 1990. In 2012 restored around an LHD shell sourced from Hungary, Said Said to have driven less than 100 miles in the four years since resto and looks like it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,705. Sold for about the same price as Lot 312. Provenance and condition of the body shell determines value on these, rather than exactly which bits are bolted to it. This was absolutely correct and proper and sold near the top of the market. #301-1971 FORD ESCORT Twin-Cam converted to RHD and fitted with two seats. With fresh Nick Stagg engine, still “unused.” Road registered and with FIA Historic Technical Passport. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,920. This could well be a front-runner. Price reflects this and the very fresh engine. #625-1968 FORD CORTINA-LOTUS 2-dr sedan. S/N BA91HD30880. White/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,975 miles. All 2-dr sedan. S/N CK49K078568. Eng. # EG11158. Metallic brown/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 5,397 miles. Ford/Lotus-engined Twin Cam was the predecessor of the RS1600, which got the BDA engine instead—but both engines are Ford “Kent” based. Rot-free example has a couple of paint chips at left rocker and rear wheelarch. Interior vinyl all excellent. Cond: RS1600 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATKG13092. Eng. # WEA0034. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 28,749 miles. Restored and totally stock, unlike the lightly modified green one (Lot 312), although wheels are in gray paint rather than silver. Interior vinyl like new, no leaks from motor, which wears its original airbox rstone Warwickshire U.K. ENGLISH #306-1962 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 860670. Metallic blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 51,102 miles. Older (2004) restoration just beginning to mellow nicely. Straight and still shiny, a bit grubby in headlight scoops, rocker drain holes clear. Slight pickling of age to taillight plinths, spot-weld dimples in rear pan smoothed over. Stock front brakes. New leather lightly creased, aluminum console and well and good, restored in 1980s and last re- freshed in 2000. Flares are a bit odd. Normally you’d alter the inner arch lips to fit fat rubber, but here there’s no fat rubber to clear. Recaro front seats; K&N-type air filters in place of airbox, but originals are included. CW paint code tells us it was one of five originally painted blue (according to catalog). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,865. Sold under estimate, per- haps due to those flares, but market-correct. Mk2 LoCorts (tagged Cortina-Lotus instead of Lotus Cortina, because the cars were assem- bled by Ford at Dagenham instead of by “Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious” at Cheshunt) lag behind Mk1s by up to 50%. #622-1971 FORD ESCORT Mk1 dash trim good, not dinged or scratched. Pe- riod Ecko radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $114,164. Slightly well sold, as in closely aligned with recent auction prices of similar cars, plus a bit. There’s probably still a little left in it for retail, although it hadn’t popped up in the classifieds as of All Fools’ Day in the U.K. #634-1963 FORD LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr sedan. S/N Z77C185828S. Eng. # 122E- 5158. White/black racing buckets. RHD. Odo: 41,386 km. Pre-airflow car, tidy and clean, made into a racer in 1990. In 2012 restored around an LHD shell sourced from Hungary, Said to have driven less than 100 miles in the four years since resto and looks like it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,705. Sold for about the same price as Lot 312. Provenance and condi- tion of the body shell determines value on these, rather than exactly which bits are bolted to it. This was absolutely correct and proper and sold near the top of the market. #301-1971 FORD ESCORT Twin-Cam converted to RHD and fitted with two seats. With fresh Nick Stagg engine, still “unused.” Road registered and with FIA Historic Techni- cal Passport. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,920. This could well be a front-runner. Price re- flects this and the very fresh engine. #625-1968 FORD CORTINA-LOTUS 2-dr sedan. S/N BA91HD30880. White/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 4,975 miles. All 2-dr sedan. S/N CK49K078568. Eng. # EG1- 1158. Metallic brown/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 5,397 miles. Ford/Lotus-engined Twin Cam was the predecessor of the RS1600, which got the BDA engine instead—but both engines are Ford “Kent” based. Rot-free example has a couple of paint chips at left rocker and rear wheelarch. Interior vinyl all excellent. Cond: RS1600 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATKG13092. Eng. # WEA0034. Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 28,749 miles. Restored and totally stock, unlike the lightly modified green one (Lot 312), although wheels are in gray paint rather than silver. Interior vinyl like new, no leaks from motor, which wears its original airbox good. good. Motor is hopped up over standard 113 hp. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,380. Mk1 Escort prices have inflated massively in the past three years, and the RS1600 is at the top of the pile. Silverstone had very nice restored-to-stock example the following day, and it sold for pretty much the same money. #627-1973 FORD GRANADA sedan. S/N BAGFNJ46655. Bronze/beige velour. RHD. Odo: 65,479 miles. Nope, not the Granada the U.S. got, but Europe’s very own version, a large luxo sedan that’s lighter than it looks. This is in good original order all round, probably repainted and with the front seat velour going a little baggy, but dash and all with a dealer in Kent. Offered at no reserve and sold inexplicably cheap. Okay, it wasn’t in quite the sharpest order and it wasn’t an RS1600, but this was Mexico money. Perhaps the unusual color put people off. #312-1972 FORD ESCORT Mk1 RS1600 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATMB03731. Le Mans Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,490 miles. Nearly perfect restoration. Nice, even paint over a straight and rot-free shell, though underneath it turns out to have rear disc brakes and adjustable track control arms at the front, and it’s slightly lowered. Interior vinyl all plastics in good shape. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,033. Another car made popular by TV—in this case ’70s cop series “The Sweeney,” where a bronze Granada began to usurp the ubiquitous Jag S-type and Mk 2; another one later appeared in “The Professionals.” Lots have been destroyed in banger racing since then, making this a rare thing. Fairly bought, and you could always hire it out for film work. #329-1980 FORD CAPRI 3.0 S hatch- 2-. SOLD AT $27,676. Built in Australia from a knockdown kit, it sold into New Zealand in 1973, then into the U.K. in 2002, for a time 138 back. S/N GAECAK096990. Eng. # AK09699. Orange/Carla velour & black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 79,302 miles. Near-perfect resto with excellent paint, and super-clean underneath, too. Wheels look like RS alloys but are Image steel/alloy composites, shod in 2.8i-sized rubber. Carla (tartan velour) seat trim on Recaros Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Warwickshire U.K. is unworn. Motor clean and stock-looking apart from chrome pancake air filter, but is lightly hopped up. Wilwood brakes up for a working rally car. Not used since most recent refresh in 2010, but fuel tank, seats and belts are out of life, so it will need renewing before it’s rallied again. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,865. A stonking buy and couldn’t be built again for anything like the same money. GERMAN #335-1955 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- low-milers—even if those cars will take a $30k recommissioning before you can use them. (See the profile, SCM May 2015, p. 52.) front. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,595. This did so much better than expected that I’m going to put this down to demographics: kids from “The Professionals” generation coming of age and being able to afford the car they always promised themselves. Of that genre, this is one of the best around, and I’m certain there are other buyers out there ready to shell out for such a good one. #633-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220773. Blue/gray leather. Odo: 42,969 km. Tidy and unscuffed, upgraded to 680 hp over standard 530 by marque experts Don Law Racing; also upgraded brakes (a known weak point on 220s) and suspension. Leather only slightly creased and still smells new inside. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $287,140. Originally supplied to Denmark. The modified engine and slightly higher mileage than you normally encounter explains why it sold cheaper than recent sales of pristine BEST BUY #314-1994 FORD ESCORT Cosworth Group N rally car. S/N WFOFXXGBBFJL61934. Eng. # LA29159. White/black velour. RHD. Group N is “standard” spec—yeah, right, water injection and all... Rally car built up around genuine Ford Motorsport shell in 1994. Expected scuffs and scrapes, but in good general order PORTER 23-window Samba bus. S/N 20153653. Black & orange/tan vinyl. RHD. Odo: 66,635 miles. Shiny paint (post-restoration at least) shows the slab sides are deadstraight, but it’s a bit edgy around the windows. Interior looks nice and period but is in fact mostly new, with correct Osokool fridge and Dudley stove. Now runs a big motor, 12-volt electrics, seat belts and disc front brakes on a dual-circuit system, but nothing that couldn’t be put back to original with hand tools. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $103,785. This 140 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Warwickshire U.K. was converted to a camper by Devon Conversions in 1959, but it has the distinction of being probably the earliest Samba in the U.K., as they were never officially imported. Massively hyped up before the sale with a $108k– $123k estimate; this price confirms that about $100k is the price for the best Sambas. #341-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 903239. Aga Blue/black vinyl.Tidy, older repaint now with a few small stone chips in the nose. Black vinyl holding up well. Motor tidy underneath with newish heat exchangers and oil pipes. Norwegian title. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $205,841. Exceeded its $150k–$185k estimate, real thing, just didn’t come out of the factory like this. Last scrute sticker November 2, 2014, from Angoulême, FRA. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $108,975. Owned by “a well-known racer” and lately co-driven by Alex Postan, Conservative Councillor for Shilton Ward. Bid not very high and certainly nowhere near enough to replicate it, so, with the real thing probably $800k-plus, looks like a great deal. #637-1987 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. selling for slightly more than the 2.2 S (Lot 339). Short-wheelbase cars will always have their own cachet, and not just among the rallying community. Hopefully this very original survivor is sufficiently expensive to prevent it from becoming a competition car. #339-1970 PORSCHE 911S 2.2 coupe. S/N 9110301504. White/black vinyl. Good repaint, clean and tidy underneath. Newish oil pipes plus various new bolts and Nylocs under motor, which has a factory replacement casing. Good interior with unworn black velour it came after the other black Turbo with lower mileage (Lot 616), so buyers must have realized there was only one left. Number looks high for a used 930, but they’ve leapt up in the past year, so fairly bought in today’s market for condition and mileage. #620-1988 BMW M3 Evolution II 2-dr and vinyl. Locked in a dark room so unable to read odo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $204,111. Supplied new to Germany, then Holland. Not quite as rare when new as a 2.4 S, but about the same power-to-weight ratio, and fewer have been made into RS 2.7s, so it’s the coming darling. #636-1972 PORSCHE 911 3.0 RSR rep- lica coupe. S/N 9112200966. Eng. # 6221489. White/black racing buckets. RHD. Lovely old thing made out of a 911E and progressively developed to current 3.0 RSR spec, now with high-butterfly injector stacks and twin-plug heads. Weld-in cage, 917-type front brakes, coil-over rear. Slightly wavy just about everywhere but will no doubt get the job done. FIA Historic Technical Passport says it’s like the June 2015 sedan. S/N WBSAK010002191493. Silver/ gray & tartan velour. Odo: 83,120 km. One of 500 Evolution II cars (more power, 7x16s as standard, fractionally taller diff ratio, deeper front air dam, air vents instead of fog lights, 22 pounds lighter) out of about 18,000 E30 M3s. Repainted but done well. Unworn tartan gray velour; trim is coming adrift from the C-pillars. Speedo was changed at 125,000 km; S/N WPOZZZ932HS000321. Black/black & white leather. RHD. Odo: 89,838 miles. Repainted, inner front fenders and structure good, good oil pipes and exchangers, two-tone leather likely not the original, and now well creased. No obvious issues and lots of stamps in the service book. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,299. Sold at top end of estimate range, but 141


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Silverstone Warwickshire U.K. catalog claims a total of 147,000 km, or about 91k miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $75,245. First supplied in Germany, then resident in Nice. One of the best-driving road cars ever made. The Evolution models are highly sought-after, and all of them—especially the 2.5-liter Sport Evo—get a price premium over a stock M3, although even those are appreciating in value. At this money you’d hope it’s had its timing chain changed, as this is a biggish job needed every 100k miles. #310-2011 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WPOZZZ99ZB5780942. Gray/ black velour. Odo: 22,000 km. Second-gen, so 3.8 liters—not 3.6. A bit modern for us, but it’s an RS and remarkably stock. It does have a little track rash, notably on the headlamp covers. Clubsport interior unworn. And it’s not quite out of factory warranty (until April 2015). With tools and two sets of keys. Supplied new by Porsche Zentrum Berlin, with options of big tank, cruise control, floor mats is tidy and unscuffed, with decent panel gaps. Leather looking unused, commensurate with mileage. With original invoice, books and mats still in their plastic bag. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $130,597. And another world record. Where does this bloke find them? Mind you, almost a quarter-century of storage charges are going to take a big chunk out of that healthy-looking “profit.” #322-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFAA17B000090181. Red/Crema and six-point belts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $176,435. Remarkably, this hasn’t been turned into a race car or all-out track weapon. Because it’s a real RS, it’s going to be collectible, so even though it sold mid-estimate where everyone expected (Silverstone boss Nick Whale knows his modern supercars inside and out), I’m flagging this one up early as a marker to see where they go in the next 24 months, following the incredible rise of the cars with chassis numbers that start 911360. car that fetched a new world record for the model, approximately $50k over the top estimate. I’ve been saying for a while that 456Ms are the next coming thing, so such a big price isn’t out of order for effectively a new one. But hammer price is still $60k behind the original purchase price, meaning it’s cost its owner about $4k a year to own it, plus storage charges and the ravages of inflation. AMERICAN #629-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5T09C158083. Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 53,316 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored, good paint, usual factory rear corner panel fit. With Pony interior, Rally Pac, woodgrain Deluxe steering wheel, a/c, Hurst shifter ITALIAN #323-1991 ALFA ROMEO SZ coupe. S/N ZAR1620003000945. Red/tan leather. Odo: 909 km. Following the Testarossa (Lot 322), another very low-mileage and immaculate car from the same collection. SZ and RZ convertibles were limited-run special-bodied variants (by Zagato) on the Alfa 75 V6 platform. These composite bodies always look a bit wavy even when they are not, but this one & red leather. Odo: 1,545 km. Twin-mirror TR, like new because it almost is. Unscuffed, unworn, unused. With Ferrari luggage set plus Ferrari Cartier gold watch still in its original box. Ferrari Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $311,356. Record price for a Testarossa so far, but with the watch included, it’s probably the most desirable in the world. The owner, who also entered the world-record Mondial T (Lot 324) and the Alfa SZ (Lot 323) has another with just 50 miles, apparently... #308-1999 FERRARI 456M GT coupe. S/N ZFFWP44C000114977. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 400 miles. Like new with incredibly low mileage, having been put away in a dehumidified garage all its life. Looks hardly sat in. Dash top excellent. No stone chips in nose. With books, bill of sale and fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,624. Only included here because this was another and a slightly tarted-up engine with a few chrome accessories. Center console trim slightly worn. Other than that, it’s near perfect. White crinkle vinyl now feels like newish magnolia leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,352. Shiny and highly spec’ed. Well bought. © 142 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #S8-1948 MG TC roadster. S/N TC5652. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,526 miles. Beautifully restored MG. One of the nicest cars at the auction. The engine compartment is well detailed and not dusty, unlike most of the other offerings. Some paint runs in the wheel hubs, and hood fit is slightly off. Paint looks correct and is not the orange-red seen on a number of cars in the collection. Sharp car, nicely displayed alongside Lot S220, the red MGA. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,960. Well bought and sold at a mid-market price. This is always going to be a collectible car, making for a usable driver. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. Restored by a W113 specialist: the top seller at H&H’s Buxton auction — 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible, sold at $75,790 H&H Location: Buxton, U.K. Date: February 25, 2015 Auctioneers: Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered: 70/81 Sales rate: 86% Sales total: $871,959 High sale: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible, sold at $75,790 Buyer’s premium: 12%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.65) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman MECUM The Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Auction Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: February 27–28, 2015 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Bob McGlothlen Automotive lots sold/offered: 234/234 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: $10,239,680 High sale: 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Mulliner drophead coupe, sold at $345,600 Buyer’s premium: 8%, minimum $500, included in sold prices Report and photos by Travis Shetler 146 GAA CLASSIC CARS Classic Cars at the Palace Location: Greensboro, NC Date: March 5, 2015 Auctioneers: Eli Detweiler Jr., Mike Anderson, Ricky Parks Automotive lots sold/offered: 351/502 Sales rate: 70% Sales total: $7,694,618 High sale: 1932 Ford Model 18 roadster, sold at $170,660 Buyer’s premium: $500 up to $8,000; 6% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz, M.D. G. POTTER KING Location: Atlantic City, NJ Date: February 27–March 1 Auctioneers: Brett Earlywine, Joseph Mast Automotive lots sold/offered: 171/369 Sales rate: 46% Sales total: $3,510,082 High sale: 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago, sold at $150,000 Buyer’s premium: 7%, included in sold prices Report by Kevin Coakley Photos by Russell Accordino Sports Car Market #27-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD26712. Red/gray vinyl/buff vinyl. Odo: 19,022 miles. Yes, MG was still making these at the same time that Chevy brought out the Corvette. Home-market car, restored in 1980s and still in good order; shiny paint, slightly worn seat vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,746. Sold at the right money for a 1250 TD. Values haven’t shifted much over the past decade, due in no small part to aging demographics. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows that Coys sold it in 1985 for $22k (SCM# 13010). H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. #53-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD16410. Eng. # TD224763. Old English White/


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Roundup green vinyl. Odo: 483 miles. Nice older restoration (2010–12), driven only about 500 miles since completed. Excellent dash and instruments. Newish hood and side screens. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,743. Originally sold to California. Wears exact same new Toyo tires as the red one (Lot 27), so I suspect they could be from the same owner. Sold for a bit more than the other, which was a minor surprise. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. #S133-1960 JAGUAR XK 150S 3.8 coupe. S/N S836298BW. Old English White/ red leather. Odo: 1,371 miles. A very pretty Jaguar. Paint finished as-original. Panel fit is very good, brightwork is showing some pitting and needs to be refinished. Inside, the red leather is everywhere and looks great. Automatic transmission. Under-dash a/c. Motor is Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,345. A great 10-footer. 1960 MGAs do not command as much marketplace respect as later, more powerful Mk IIs or Twin Cams. An attractive entry-level sports car that can be enjoyed and later sold at purchase price or better. Well bought and sold close to market. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. #S126-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE PHAN- filthy, with two distinct layers of dust. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,400. Well bought at nearly $10k below market value. This was one of the nicer cars at the auction. As with many lots, the price leaves plenty of room for driving, improving and making a profit. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #47-1960 LAND ROVER SERIES II 88-in utility. S/N 141100333. Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 88,075 miles. Another nicely restored Landie. Rot-free, although has some welding and new sections to chassis. Engine bay concours-level, seat vinyl and new canvas top in good shape. Freewheeling front and fuel system maintenance.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $61,560. Well bought at one-third the current market value. The cosmetic needs won’t be cheap, but they should be manageable. If the mechanicals can be made right without much hassle, this has a lot of upside potential. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. hubs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,208. Sensible money for a change, probably because it wasn’t as unnaturally shiny as the top-dollar restored Landies have been—and of course it was a Series II, which almost always play second fiddle to the Series Is—though they are gradually narrowing the gap. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. 148 #S9-1965 TRIUMPH TR4 targa. S/N CT36120L. Yellow/yellow targa top/tan leather. Odo: 71,793 miles. A strikingly wellrestored car with attention to detail throughout. Interior well finished and inviting. The engine compartment is well presented. Thin whitewalls work well with the shade of yellow. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,080. Nicer than expected, but very well sold. This may have been the most striking British two-seat vehicle at the auction. The color did not seem correct TOM V limousine. S/N 5LA545. Black/white leather. Odo: 84,097 miles. The paint is good, and the brightwork fine, but not stunning. The interior wood is quite nice but dusty. The white interior appears to have had two separate re-covering attempts, and both were poorly executed. “May still need mechanical to me, but it did not deter bidders. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #41-1968 DAIMLER V8-250 saloon. S/N P1K3031BW. Green/gray leather. RHD. Restored, structure very good, but now with some paint cracking and flaking at seams. Lightly creased leather and nicely dulled timber. Tidy motor recently rebuilt by Daimler V8 #FR-0211-1960 MGA roadster. S/N GHNL80159. Iris Blue/black vinyl/black faux leather. Odo: 88,835 miles. Reported frame-up restoration. Same owner for 27 years. Dust inclusions in paint. Worn, old chrome. Good panel fit. Attractive interior with blue piping. Rust around master cylinder (as is typical); engine compartment consistent with age. expert Russ Carpenter. Power steering from new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,347. These rarely make as much money as their Mk 2 Jag cousins, even though they’re better than the 2.4s. Weird. This was the exception, as it fetched pretty strong money for one of these, especially with slightly flawed paint, right in the Mk 2 ballpark. Well sold. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. #40-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRH14996. Red/black vinyl/red leather. RHD. Odo: 42,979 miles. Good overall appearance, but doors have slightly dropped on worn hinges, and leather is well creased. Sundym glass, picnic tables, wool mats... and a general air of weariness. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,012. Irish registration disguises its age but fools nobody. Anyway, cheapish even for a slightly tired old Corniche, though a Shadow saloon will always be cheaper. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. Sports Car Market


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Roundup #S180-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMAR- GUE 2-dr sedan. S/N JRK32717. White/ black leather. Odo: 15,280 miles. Polarizing Pininfarina design. One of only 514 built. The panel fit and paint finish is good, with slight door droop. The door handles pull down for an unusual opening experience. Trunk lid shuts solidly as though it were carved from lead. Interior carries a nice patina, but the wool car- pets should be replaced. The 8-track at the top of the center stack helps fix the car’s age. Needs a new fuel pump. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,000. Paperwork in the trunk indicates that the car was found at a Palm Springs dealership as a trade-in and that it formed one of the initial pieces of the Rogers Collection. Possibly a two-owner car. Well bought for the lowish mileage; well sold for the mechanical unknowns. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #S139-1988 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- NICHE II convertible. S/N SCAZD02A4JCX23374. White/white leather. Odo: 14,663 miles. The most appealing Corniche of six on offer here, ranging from 1972 to 2001. Paint finish and trim fit are outstanding. Inside, there is a small problem with the wood cap on the driver’s door, and the seats need cleaning. The viving original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,948. Most went to Hong Kong (spot them by their wheelarch “eyebrows”), and a lot have come back. Not much value difference between home- and export-market cars, as it’s mostly about condition. This one-owner car was last offered but unsold at H&H Duxford in April of 2013 (SCM # 221843) and here sold about right. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. GERMAN #S175-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 5500107. Red/off-white hard top/red leather. Odo: 67,361 miles. Off-white hard top contrasts well, but has a full-width scratch across the roof. The grille emblem needs to be reconstructed. Inside, the interior looks fine but the metalwork is pitted. Aftermarket stereo overpowers the dash almost as trunk wool smells musty (and that is a difficult fix). Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,440. While the early, small-bumper Corniche is sleeker, this one’s white-on-white presentation looked just right for a Rolls convertible. This was well bought and sold. Fully priced, but looked like a decent buy for the miles and condition. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #65-1993 MG RV8 convertible. S/N SARRAWBMBMG000252. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 14,281 miles. Updated MGB built on Heritage-made shell, one of around 2,000 made between 1992 and 1995, this being the second off the line. Well preserved, except for a few stone chips in nose. Interiors always look worn and grubby, but they were ruched from new. A fairly good sur- 150 Sports Car Market much as the gassy smell. Rubber is dry. Engine compartment is dirty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $81,000. Sold at market value for a 190 that needs sorting. A good buy if the parts that need attention can be repaired, but replacements will eat up the profit margin. Perhaps the box of miscellaneous spares can help? Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #S73-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D sedan. S/N 1890101295001. White/red leather. Odo: 68,551 miles. Paint is generally curtains included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,510. I could not find fault with construction accessories. Solid door thud was a surprise. Anachronistic paint scheme was perfect for a car more about eye appeal than performance. Prices of well-executed contemporary kit cars continue to surprise. Carrera style for a fraction of the price, and non-gearheads won’t know or care about the difference. Recently sold for $35,200 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale (SCM# 259043), confirming the market-correct price here. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. #50-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304322002643. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,375 miles. Good, but a couple of notches off perfect. Restoration in 2010–11 by a W113 specialist. Headlight swages obliterated, as usual, though this doesn’t bother even the specialist dealers. A few small blemishes in paint, side trim a bit squashed, chrome is all good. Some underseal good and may be original. Trim shows pitting, with missing grille piece and rear badge. Inside, the seat leather looks good. The wood is dry, and the door panels need attention. The rear doors have exquisite leather pockets. Dusty under the hood. Fuel-injection problems noted in catalog. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,840. The missing pieces may well be in stock at Mercedes-Benz, but they won’t be cheap. Well sold above market. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. #FR-0244-1962 PORSCHE 356 Carrera replica convertible. S/N 4526480. Gulf Blue & orange/black/black vinyl. Odo: 87 miles. Fiberglass replica of Porsche Carrera done to an extremely high standard. Paint, chrome trim, interior, engine bay flawless and attractive. Banjo steering wheel, Porsche badges, Le Mans fuel filler, racing seats, leather hood straps, etc. add value and appeal. Top and side


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Glovebox Notes Roundup A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 2015 Jaguar XJL Portfolio AWD 4-dr sedan flaking off. Interior has good MB-Tex, heater controls okay, modern stereo. Motor in factory finishes. With hard top. Mileage is plus-100k. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $75,790. Star of today’s show, and sold at the right money for condition. Absolute top cars fetch 50% more, but they carry the difference of the last 5% of detail. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. #TH-0072-1974 VOLKSWAGEN Price as tested: $91,275 Equipment: 340-hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6, ZF 8-speed automatic with Intelligent Stop/ Start, Instinctive All Wheel Drive EPA mileage: 16/24 Likes: Wonderful exterior styling, although I tended to prefer staring at the shorter front half of the car versus the longer back half. Comfortable interior, intiuitive and well-designed controls with fit and finish meeting the typical high standard of previous Jag test vehicles. Power and growl from the supercharged V6 are enjoyable and ample enough to get you to the board meeting if running a bit behind. Dislikes: L e n g t h. Lack of some rear seat ammenities, such as drop-down tray tables and DVD monitors. But with reclining, heated seats with massagers built in, it’s likely you wouldn’t make it to the end of the movie without falling asleep anyway. Fun to drive: HHHH Eye appeal: HHH½ Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: I’m a big fan of the new vehicles that Jaguar has to offer, but the XJL Portfolio always makes me feel as if I should be wearing my chauffeur’s cap and hauling people in business suits to meetings across town. It fits a very narrow market, but if you fit into that market you couldn’t go wrong with having a Portfolio in your stable. — Jeff Stites THING convertible. S/N 1832943403. Niagara Blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 53,327 miles. Paint well done with minimal orange peel. Top and upholstery seem new. Engine compartment with flat four and twin Webers is immaculate. Custom Randar wheels with Redline tires. Excessive negative rear engine installed in 2008. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,610. Suzuki-based “Amphijeep,” aka Dutton Commander. Typically was built by Dutton in the U.K. or bought from Dutton as a kit. Sold in April 2014 at Mecum Houston for $21k (SCM# 252957). Not sold in September 2014 at Dan Kruse Austin at a high bid of $20k (SCM# 252380). Very cool appearance and concept. Needs work. I would not buy this car without an inspection. If all works well, it still seems expensive. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. camber. Appears as fresh restoration with modifications. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Well-executed, eye-catching vehicle. Great fun for low dollars. Bidding stopped below reserve at a typical Thing price, but this Thing was better than most, and owner may do better next time. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. ITALIAN #55-1966 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Sprint coupe. S/N 854481. Eng. # 0060100688. Purple metallic/magnolia vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,339 miles. What looks like an older resto; repaint was done in 2011 but is already losing its edge. Front stainless bumper a bit rippled. AMERICAN #31-1917 FORD MODEL T speedster. S/N 7315440. White/black vinyl. “Rebodied in the style of a speedster but needs finishing,” but looks pretty complete to me. Appealing old bitsa built from a saloon with older paint chipping at corners and edges. Seat vinyl okay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,048. One of many Vintage Fords in the sale, most from the collection of the late Walter Witney in Ireland. Offered at no reserve and very cheap for a T, Yellow/gray vinyl. Finish appears original and consistent with age, as does interior. Fourwheel drive. Driver’s door won’t open. Several drilled holes in body surface. Said never to have been in salt water. Reconditioned Interior retrim in vinyl is newer than the rest of it. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,493. The seller bought this from a Scottish dealer after it was advertised at £16,995 ($25k) two years ago, so even with the auctioneer’s commission, he’s come out slightly on top. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. JAPANESE #ST-0524-1988 SUZUKI AMPHIJEEP convertible. S/N JS4JC51C2J4269044. 152 even in the U.K., no doubt down to its condition, but these aren’t complicated cars to work on and improve. As it sold here for much the same money as a seriously incomplete T truck, slightly well bought. H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 02/15. #FR-0186-1931 PLYMOUTH rumble- seat roadster. S/N 1567614. Trooper Tan & Crescendo Green/green fabric/olive leather. Odo: 62,240 miles. Excellent paint, pinstriping and panel fit. Chrome mirror pitted. Interior attractive with accessory gauges but a bit dirty. Engine-block paint peeled. Fabricated heat shield, hood-latch receptacle, etc. Original Sports Car Market


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Roundup jack, tools and build documents. Overdriveequipped. Date of restoration unknown. Former AACA National winner with over $78k invested. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Neat car. It attracted attention but not dollars. Optioned and accessorized to help overcome the limits of a 4-cylinder tour car. Early 4-cylinder cars of modest scale suffer from waning popularity. Right price seems to be $30k to $40k. Owner chose not to sell. A few auction fees and trips to the block may exhaust the difference. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. #ST-0104-1939 AMERICAN BANTAM MODEL 60 roadster. S/N 62671. Red & white/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 28,489 miles. AACA Senior and 2014 Grand National Winner. Flawless paint and interior. Attractive engine compartment, although slightly dusty. Nearly condition #1. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Fabulous rendition of Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky design. Restoration was well done and made for an attractive car. Bidding finished at an average price, but this was no average Bantam. Mini-cars seem to be in favor, and owner was correct to wait. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. #1537-1961 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N F10JE132372. Red & off-white/tan vinyl. Odo: 45,620 miles. 223-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Except for some bubbling on the leading edge, paint looks excellent. Unibody looks straight and unmolested, minimal brightwork looks original and in decent condition. Engine compartment is clean and roomy. Windshield showing some frosting and delamination. Headliner coming undone in the otherwise tidy interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,980. This truck looked like a bargain. I happened to be visiting a local classic car dealer a couple weeks after the sale, only to see this very truck on the lot. Their website revealed an asking price double this result. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. #FR-0241-1964 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 7K1196868. Regal Black/silver vinyl. Odo: 37,167 miles. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Orange peel and paint inclusions. Good panel fit. Interior hardware chipped and scratched, carpet discolored. Significant windshield chip. Engine compartment: block paint peeling, appearance consistent with age, sans a/c. Original window sticker, owner’s manual and receipts included. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. This Riv had a frame-up restoration 3,000 miles ago, but it already looked tired. After it no-saled on the block, owner posted that he would accept $18k. Time, fees and trouble might not be worth the extra $2,500, and this offer might not materialize again. GAA, Greensboro, NC, 03/15. #1814-1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-dr convertible. S/N 5486N400821. Black/ black canvas/black leather. Odo: 74,490 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Black paint showing some touch-ups, good panel fit, exterior brightwork looks better than you might expect. Convertible top looks fresh, with decent fit. Driver-quality engine detail. Black leather interior holding up well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,010. It wasn’t that long ago you could pick one of these up in the low $30k range. This one was well done in desirable triple- 154 Sports Car Market


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Roundup black, set off with wide whitewalls. Looks like a market-correct result today. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. #1786-1966 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N 155116D117557. Cream/ cream cloth & vinyl. Odo: 9,446 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Custom sleeper build. Paint looks okay, rear window frame showing signs of rust, as is so common with these cars. Exterior brightwork is presentable. Windshield This one didn’t sell on the block and had a “Still for sale” sign showing a price of $36,500. The fact they let it go this cheap is possibly a sign the previous owner was very motivated to unload this car. Seems like a good buy if all the numbers are correct and everything is mechanically sound. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. #1468-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme SX 2-dr hard top. S/N 342570E86655. Rally Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 5,747 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Red and black paint looks decent, exterior brightwork is dull, showing many dings and dents. Rear bumper mounted too low by a couple inches. Driver-quality engine detail. No issues showing some wiper scratching. Clean engine compartment and undercarriage. Interior wear commensurate with age. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,063. The only thing giving it away is the wide wheels. Start it up, hear it roar and you know it’s a beast. Looks like a beast of a good deal today. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. BEST BUY #1859-1966 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-dr hard top. S/N PH23E62111067. White pearl/brown vinyl. Odo: 10,992 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Thick pearlescent paint, bumpers included. Exterior trim is dull, scratched and dented. The hood won’t open, but I’m guessing there is nothing spec- with the vinyl top. Interior looks serviceable, with bench seat and column shift. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,445. The rear bumper caught my eye and was really distracting—would it have taken that much effort to fit it properly? Assuming there are no other unseen issues, I’d have to say this car was a bargain. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. tacular hiding in there. Vinyl/cloth interior is torn, tattered and worn out. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,223. This looked pretty good from 30 feet, but the closer I got, the less I cared. That said, a little over seven grand for a 1960s V8 2-door isn’t crazy money. Looks like a fair deal both ways. G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ, 03/15. #1544-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S403647. Safari Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 85,975 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent paint showing a bit of aggressive buffing wear. Presentable exterior brightwork, left front bumper alignment off. Windshield wiper scrape. Interior in good condition, though an “expert” onlooker claimed the steering wheel was incorrect. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,100. #S50-2012 FISKER KARMA sedan. S/N YH4KI6AA8CA000218. Silver Wind/solar cell/navy blue Alcantara & silver cloth. Odo: 3,043 miles. Essentially new. The paint is perfect, and panel fit is better than anything else here. The colors and materials make a flawlessly luxurious cabin. Designer Henrik Fisker was responsible for the BMW Z8 as well as the Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage. Power flows from a 2-L GM Ecotech inline 4 to a generator to a 402-hp pair of electric drive motors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,400. Well bought. Lot S86, another 2012 Fisker Karma (5,570 miles), brought the same hammer price. Used-car guides place the value around $77k, and eBay Buy It Now prices average $10k less for cars with 4-digit odo readings. Fisker’s future is unclear. Following extensive legal troubles, the loss of over 300 cars at the New Jersey docks during Hurricane Sandy, and a coverage dispute thereafter, production ceased. The company was sold and future production is promised. If so, value may rise. If not, Tucker, DeLorean... Fisker? Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 02/15. © 156 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers I don’t often destroy collector cars by installing useless accessories, but when I do, I prefer to use Corvettes — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI After careful testing by Chevrolet, this spoiler design was rejected for contributing to poor pickup. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT The few times my Ferrari needed to be towed, I’ve always demanded a Corvette tow truck. — Phil Stevens, via email I think the tow truck driver is overcompensating… — David D’Egidio, Pittsburgh, PA The necessary pace car for the RUNNER-UP: It’s been on the lot since the customer refused delivery in ’78. We had a slight disagreement over the actual meaning of “tow package.” — Tom Magda, Pittsford, NY The National Corvette Museum is becoming a bit more practical these days. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Tow service that specializes in picking up Ferraris just adds insult to injury. — Frank Boyle, via email Do we really need to give tow drivers an excuse to drive faster? — Kathleen Long, via email “Waa, haa, ha,” Kor cackled ominously. “I can’t wait for a ’Vette to take my parking spot again.” — Marty Orgel, San Anselmo, CA Chevy execs were scratch- ing their heads and wondering why the new Tow/’Vette never generated the buzz they had expected. — Steve Stephens, San Anselmo, CA Gee, Shirley, do you think that 911 will break today so we Comments With Your Renewals SCM has consistently fed my car fix for a long, long time. Yet you continue to raise the bar every year. Great work. — Peter DeGolia, Santa Rosa, CA Sure wish you had an 158 can, uh, er… hook up? — Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA When the bottom fell out of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky last year (due to a large sinkhole), the museum director immediately called Bubba, owner of the only Corvette tow car in the world, to come help tow several very rare Corvettes to safety. Bubba and his Corvette tow car helped save many Corvettes from further damage, and he is now considered a hero to many at the Corvette Museum. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO No wonder Wilbur was so successful as Repo Man. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ There was lots of finger- pointing after Chevrolet’s Board called for an improved “Stingray Generation Tow.” — Jeff Brock, Brentwood, TN Stuck in that netherworld between not really a Corvette and not really a tow truck, buyer and seller were both displeased with the outcome. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco iPad version. — Duane Green, Phoenix, AZ Duane, we do and you can find it in the Apple store. — KM The offer to list a car free with my renewal? How about an important motorcycle? — Bill J. annual Running of the Lemons. — Mitchell A. Josephs, Palm Beach, FL A transposition on Bill Mitchell’s COPO turned “Corvette: two” into “Corvette: tow.” The rest is history. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Some people will go to great lengths for wreckcognition. — Jim Graham, Mount Pleasant, SC After getting drummed out of the local Volunteer Fire Department, Frankie Testosteroni decided to open a tow service, so he still gets to drive his ’Vette with flashing lights! — Bob Skotnicki, Pawleys Island, SC Publisher Martin’s lame idea to deal with the aging SCM fleet! — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA Leslie Dreist wins an official SCM cap festooned with fish hooks for landing the biggest laugh in this month’s contest. © This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2015 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. Weiner, Los Gatos, CA Bill, we welcome motorcycles. — KM Interesting insight recently into the “survival of car clubs.” There are plenty of us Gen X and Yers looking forward to keeping things going. — Dave Tobin, St. Louis Park, MN Great publication and at around $5.60 an issue it’s a great value. It’s the $5 overseas mail charge per copy that’s the killer. — Boyd Kolozs, North Fremantle, WA, Australia Boyd, we understand. Unfortunately, that’s what we are charged to get the issues overseas. — KM Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — 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 www.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 Bentley R-type fiberglass hard top, 72-spoke chrome wire wheels, overdrive. Excellent overall condition. $69,900. Contact Chuck, Central Classic Cars, 419.618.3855, Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com Web: centralclassiccars.com (OH) 1961 Morris Minor 2-dr sedan Two-tone gray/Tobacco. 86,459 miles. Two-tone Shell Gray over silver with Shell Gray front fenders, Tobacco leather interior and burlwood fascia and door caps. Very original, lovely right-hand-drive example equipped with automatic transmission, sunroof, complete with original handbook, service records and tools; in excellent condition throughout. $44,500 OBO. Contact Sales, Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/ inventory/detail/1234-bentley-r-type-saloon-withcoachwork-by-hooper.html (CA) 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 (Mk I) 2+2 convertible Clipper Blue/blue. 40,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Nice rust-free car, runs and drives fine. Has a few projects to finish, or just enjoy as-is. Contact Adam, 360.752.1395, Email: greenf1@hotmail.com (WA) 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupe S/N 1E17502. Old English White/black leather. 69,417 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Numbers-matching and fully restored open headlight, late Series 1.5 roadster. Includes original tool roll, jack, spare and receipts documenting regular maintenance, along with Heritage Certificate. Recently serviced by Jaguar professionals, and stands in fine running and driving condition. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/466 (CA) 1969 Jaguar XKE coupe S/N HBT7L/8720. Red & white/black with red piping. 30,600 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Totally restored, rally/race front fender side vents, high-flow front grille pictured (original with 3000 badge included), Claret/cream. 32,300 miles. Claret with cream leather interior and contrasting piping, cream Everflex top and original matching leather tonneau boot, ultra-rare left-hand-drive, black-plate California car with only 32,300 original miles equipped with power windows, air conditioning, optional fold-down rear tables, burlwood fascia and door caps, original sales & delivery documents, handbooks & tools. $67,500 It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad 160 S/N 146164144. Sea Blue & Cumulus White/ PlatiSports Car Market S/N 1R25773. Red/black. 48,365 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Documented, limited long-term ownership, and has benefited from the addition of an upgraded 5-speed transmission, new clutch and flywheel, driveshaft, U-joints, alloy radiator and Mota-Lita steering wheel. Includes toolkit, jack and knockoff hammer. Fantastic and highly original. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/460 (CA) S/N 56836. Silver metallic/red. 15,620 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. Unrestored, comes with an amazing history. Delivered new in 1956 to Ward and Wallace Porsche in Maine. Includes letters of correspondence from Dr. Porsche himself with the original owner. Contact Brett, 203.675.6235, Email: info@sloancars. com Web: sloancars.com/1320/1956%C2%A0356a-%C2%A0silverred-unrestored-15620-orig-miles/ (CT) 1958 BMW 507 - German Collector Car Restoration Services Red/tan. 54,000 miles. V8, All books and records. Leather interior. Superb condition and a delight to drive. Not driven in winters. $13,500. Contact William, 612.388.3529, (MN) German 1956 Porsche 356A coupe S/N 1E10758. Opalescent Silver Blue/dark blue. I6, 4-spd manual. Striking professionally restored highly sought-after Series I model. Outstanding original color combo, excellent running and driving condition, and ready to drive or campaign at your favorite concours. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/434 (CA) 1968 Jaguar XKE Series I.5 roadster S/N UDIS21141. Maroon/Biscuit. V12, 5-spd manual. Beautifully restored with performance and comfort upgrades including a/c, cruise control, a Tec III Engine management system, 5-speed transmission, Alpine stereo system, power steering and luggage rack. The interior has been fully restored and most of the engine has been rebuilt, making this XKE ready for summer. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/437 (CA) 2001 Jaguar XK8 convertible OBO. Contact Sales, Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics.com (CA) 1965 Jaguar XKE convertible 1973 Jaguar XKE convertible This beautiful BMW 507 is just one of the restorations The Werk Shop has completed throughout the years. Our restorations are considered to be some of the finest in the world, garnering many best-in-class/ show trophies. Please contact us if you’d like help finding your next project car. BMW - Porsche - Mercedes The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: mike@ thewerkshop.com Web: www.thewerkshop.com 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe


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SCM Showcase Gallery num leatherette. 54,300 miles. H4, manual. Mostly one-owner, low-original-mile survivor. Numbers matching, straight and dry, no rust, recently sorted. Amazing preserved example that is tuned and ready to drive anywhere. Complete photo album as well as a full history on our website. Rare non-modified Southwest example. $24,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) 1974 BMW 2002 tii coupe matic. Absolute time warp. Only 14,698 original miles since new. 100% original paint with no performance modifications. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo by purchasing one of the nicest all-original cars on the market. Contact Brett, 203.675.3235, Email: info@sloancars.com Web: sloancars.com/5103/1987-911-turbo-guardsredblack-14000-miles/ (CT) Italian 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS convertible Sherwood Green with white stinger. Documented matching-numbers engine, trans, rear end w/POP, original owner’s manual, known ownership history. Factory a/c, headrests, PS, side exhaust, knockoffs, teak wheel. Immaculate condition in climatecontrolled garage. Professional appraisal available for review. More photos available. $109,000. Contact Charles, 253.279.9148, Email: Earcutr@aol.com (WA) 1969 Chevrolet Impala SS 2-dr hard top 1974 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 2782110. Chamonix/blue. 88,456 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Very fine U.S.-spec model. Marque specialist maintained, and recent major service to pump, cooling system, transmission and brakes. Beautiful paint and interior. Sunroof. Superior, unrestored cosmetic and mechanical condition. Email for further info or visit us online. $33,500 OBO. Contact Peter, 310.519.7554, Email: coupeking@ aol.com Web: www.coupeking.com (CA) 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe Prussian Blue/navy blue. 11,210 miles. H6, 4-spd automatic. We are pleased to have back in our shop, for the second time, one of the nicest 1986 930s on the market. Rare exterior color, leather power seats. 100% bone-stock with no modifications. Contact Brett, 203.675.3235, Email: info@sloancars.com Web: www.sloancars.com (CT) 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe S/N 7935. Silver/tan. V12, 5-spd manual. Owned by an enthusiast and Ferrari collector whose cars have included McQueen’s 1963 Ferrari Lusso. As you would expect, the car has been professionally looked after and kept in top mechanical condition. A recent service of the front suspension included new tie-rod ends and sway-bar bushings. The sophistication of the styling and understated design are complemented nicely by the silver paint and mildly contrasting tan leather interior with its black dash and tan door panels. This color combination displays the car’s subtle features better than red or darker, more common, alternatives. A no-stories, no-issues automobile ready for tours, display and Sunday outings. The ultimate open classic Ferrari driving experience and pride of ownership along with proven investment potential. Recently driven on the Tributo Ferrari tour to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari USA and shown at The Quail show in Carmel Valley in 2005. Extensive documentation, including the pre-purchase inspection Patrick Ottis Company performed when purchased by current owner. $1,950,000. Contact Loren, 650.483.6567, Email: loren3hansen@gmail. com Web: www.65ferrari275gts.com (CA) American 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 164379D02931. Lemans Blue/Parchment. 96,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Original and in mint condition. 427 (L-36) Sport Coupe, all numbers matching, 390 hp; even the hoses and clamps are original. Only 2,455 were made in 1969. Lemans Blue (#53), Parchment bucket seats, Parchment vinyl top, PS, PB, a/c. Highly optioned. Drives like new. $49,900 OBO. Contact Dean, 239.450.8139, Email: dprevolos@aol.com (FL) 1970 Pontiac GTO 2-dr hard top S/N 962-122. White, yellow & red/black. H6, manual. Factory built 962-122 never suffered significant or irreparable damage. Remained dormant for nearly two decades. It was then decided to begin the return of #122 to competition level for either vintage or collection purpose. Finished in Dyson Racing livery. Fully restored, turn-key racer. Contact Brett, Sloancars.com, 203.675.6235, Email: info@sloancars. com Web: sloancars.com/5152/1986-962-ex-dysonracing-chassis-122/ (CT) 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Huffaker-Tommy Bahama coupe S/N 242370P152516. Red/red. 101,000 miles. V8, automatic. Car is in good condition. All documented, original rims and radio. The interior is currently being restored: carpet, seats, etc., and is included in the price. $14,500 OBO. Contact Jean Pierre, 310.505.0018, Email: jeanpierre@prestonlitho. com (CA) Guards Red/black. 14,698 miles. H6, 4-spd auto- S/N 194377S111250. Sherwood Green & white/dark green. 58,313 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 427/390hp Yellow/V8, Pro-built, totally fresh, ready to win in either SCCA or vintage. Full complement of spares and tools makes this a turn-key race package. Contact Joe, 707.935.0533, Email: joehuffaker@ gmail.com (IA) © S/N 1Z37T4S414005. Pearl white/black leather. V8, manual. 5.7-L engine. Recent checkup, with $1,100 spent with two invoices to change the battery, replace spark plugs and ignition wires, a/c checked, filters, and more. Runs perfectly but needs some cosmetic freshening inside (probably $1,500 to do it right). Priced right based on its minimal needs. $12,500. Contact Jean Pierre, 310.505.0018, Email: jeanpierre@prestonlitho.com (CA) Race 1986 Porsche 962 IMSA racer 162 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) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming-based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! 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) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over 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) 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) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-two years later, the auction company has sold over 35,000 cars and currently holds auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced two-lane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of two reality TV series — “Fast N’ Loud” on Discovery and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, 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) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Hollywood 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 164 Gooding & Company. 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) A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371. RM Auctions is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoPalm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, 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) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals 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) Automobilia Buy/Sell/General 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 website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Worldwide Auctioneers. 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.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy 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) Alfa Romeo 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) Automotive Restorations. Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. 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). 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com 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) 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 website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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) A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) LETTING GO! 847.774.4857. Use Joe’s 50+ years of experience for professional assistance in marketing your collector cars to get top dollar out of the marketplace. Joe Bortz, 10:00– 10:00 CST. BortzCars@gmail.com (IL) 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. June 2015 Prince Vintage, Ltd. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. 165


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. www.checkermotorcars.com (MA) proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) DeLorean Motor Company. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. www.dmcflorida.com tomobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) tion, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 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 and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site. www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, Paul Russell and Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 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 Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.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) 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 car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com 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 166 Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic au- The Stables Automotive Group. 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car prepara- 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. 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. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Collector Car Insurance acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) mance 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. 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. 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) Radcliffe Motor Company. E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com 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 exoticcar community, we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. Finance J.C. Taylor Insurance. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. 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. English Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) 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 five minutes! Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. 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) 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 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) 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) 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) Events—Concours, Car Shows 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. German Hilton Head Island Motoring Fes- tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 23rd to November 1st - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with June 2015 European Collectibles, Inc. Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-perfor- 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 and 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. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. ated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums California Car Cover Company. 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 dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Leasing LeMay—America’s Car Museum 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) celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com SpeedFurniture.com. LeMay Family Collection FoundaMercedes-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 Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. 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 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. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter. Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. 206.329.7070. Family owned and oper168 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price 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, Accessories & Car Care 844-GO-SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. Offering Affordable Automotive Furniture backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: SpeedFurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.SpeedFurniture.com Apex Detail. 201.308.3839. Apex Detail provides bespoke paint correction and detail services to discerning individuals wishing to restore, preserve, protect and maintain their fine automotive, aerospace and marine investments. From a single automobile to large collections Apex Detail has the experience to make a difference. Specializing in ultra-exotic, luxury and classic cars Apex Detail offers a wide range of products and services. www.theapexdetail.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. 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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 For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. High Mountain Classics. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Timely Find in an Arizona Goodwill Store A minty dealer promo model car and Evel Knievel’s parachute are cheap in comparison with a Jaeger-LeCoultre thrift-store find Thought Carl’s Guy walks into a Phoenix Goodwill store and finds a 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch — of which fewer it, as he was not going to let go of it for any reason. He listed it on Hodinkee.com and was offered $35,000 plus a $4,000 Mega Speed Master watch. He quickly accepted the offer and realized a tidy profit. Here are a few that I did not find at a thrift store, but I doubt if any had the same return as the watch: About as cool as it gets, but the question is to restore it or leave as-is. I vote for the latter. RM SOTHEBY’S AMELIA AUCTION LOT 106—STANLEY WANLASS SCULPTURE OF “SPIRIT OF MERCEDES.” Estimate: $8,000–$12,000. SOLD AT: $32,200. Date: 3/14/2015. This was number two of 30 pieces that were cast in 1985 by Wanlass. It featured Carl Benz at the wheel of his famed 1886 Motorwagen being guided by his daughter Mercedes. These have been a bit soft of late, but that was certainly not the case at this auction. EBAY #351274713991—1962 AMT CORVETTE DEALER PROMO WITH ORIGINAL BOX. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $3,999.99. Date: 1/10/2015. This 1:23-scale dealer promo for a 1962 Corvette was about as mint as they come. The big plus was the box, which was also in mint condition. Rare dealer promos can get pricey, but this one was off the charts. They say you never go wrong buying quality, but this may be the exception. RM SOTHEBY’S AMELIA AUCTION LOT 104—STANLEY WANLASS SCULPTURE OF “PASSING OF THE HORSE.” Estimate: $15,000– $20,000. SOLD AT: $48,875, including buyer’s premium. Date: 3/14/2015. This was the sixth of 30 bronzes Stanley Wanlass produced of this piece in 1983. They were produced with the lost wax, or cire perdue, process. It was also offered painted rather than in bronze patina. These have been soft for many years, but with this sale they just may be picking up some steam. EBAY #131440641833— LARGE JOHN DEERE FARM IMPLEMENTS PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 68. SOLD AT: $5,500. Date: 3/8/2015. This sign measured 72 inches by 24 inches. It was heavily chipped around the edges, but the body of the sign was very nice. These signs are always popular and sell for serious money, but the version with the threelegged deer will bring half again as much as was realized here. second year Pennsylvania issued license plates. This one had a few issues, but the fact that it had a very low two-digit number made it valuable. The plate measured six inches by seven inches and was made by IngramRichardson, a well-known porcelain sign manufacturer in Beaver Falls, PA. In better condition it would have easily made three grand. than 1,000 were produced. It had a price tag of $5.99. Now, it did not have the wrist band, but the guy knew what he was looking at, and he quickly headed to the cashier. He had the clerk scan it while he was still holding EBAY #351285144421—VINTAGE H.C. WAINWRIGHT ALFA ROMEO 158 ALFETTA GAS-ENGINE TETHER CAR. Number of Bids: 51. SOLD AT: $8,800. Date: 1/20/2015. This 18-inch Alfa Romeo tether car dates from the late 1930s to early 1940s, and it has a few scuffs and bruises. It is powered by a McCoy Red Head gasoline engine and has the original rubber tires that are mounted on wire wheels. EBAY #391019836542—1907 LOW-NUMBER PENNSYLVANIA PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $2,371. Date: 1/10/2015. 1907 was the 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 $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. 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. 170 EBAY #261726107446— ORIGINAL 1975 EVEL KNIEVEL DRAG CHUTE FROM DRAGSTER. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $10,000. Date: 1/6/2015. There were two of these distinctive chutes produced, but the other is stated to be in rather shabby condition. This one was used on Knievel’s dragster and also served as the model for the chute on the Ideal toy of the car. Now, I realize that Evel Knievel has a following, but five figures for his drag chute? ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market