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Silverstone: Stoneleigh Park, U.K. 2/28/2016

Bonhams: Amelia Island, FL, U.S. 3/10/2016

Gooding & Co.: Amelia Island, FL, U.S. 3/11/2016

Hollywood Wheels: Amelia Island, FL, U.S. 3/12/2016

Motostalgia: Amelia Island, FL, U.S. 3/12/2016

RM Sotheby's: Amelia Island, FL, U.S. 3/12/2016

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends June 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 6 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Jeff Zurschmeide 68 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder $17,160,000 / Gooding & Company Better and cheaper than its Baillon cousin ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 72 114 1965 Lotus Elan S2 $60,500 / Bonhams A top-notch Series 2 is worth the price GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 74 1959 Fiat 1200 TV Roadster $38,500 / Bonhams Screaming deal on a charmer AMERICAN by Ken Gr 76oss 128 140 152 1994 Porsche 928 GTS $132,000 / Bonhams A well-kept, low-mileage, iconic Porsche RACE by Thor Thorson 78 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster $770,000 / RM Sotheby’s Edsel Ford’s first Speedster is beyond value NEXT GEN by Philip Richter 80 by Steve Ahlgrim 66 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 201 Vehicles Rated at Six Sales 86 102 GOODING & COMPANY Amelia Island, FL: Of 79, 69 cars sell at Gooding Amelia and sales break records at $60.1m — Pierre Hedary RM SOTHEBY’S Amelia Island, FL: 82 of 93 cars changed hands, lifting the sales total to $38.6m — Carl Bomstead BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL: A 1937 Bugatti 57SC sells for $9.74m, pushing totals to $27.4m, with 66 out of 96 cars sold — Mark Moskowitz, Jeff Trepel HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL: 61% of 124 cars sell for $8.4m at the Omni Plantation in Amelia Island — Morgan Eldridge SILVERSTONE Stoneleigh Park, U.K.: 68 out of 109 cars sell for $6.5m at this three-day sale, with a whole day devoted to race cars — Paul Hardiman MOTOSTALGIA Amelia Island, FL: Motostalgia joins the Amelia Island party and sells 40 of 66 cars for $5.1m total — John Hoshstrasser acebook and look for updates and offers! 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR $2,310,000 / Gooding & Company Seinfeld’s rare racer brings record money 12 2014 Pagani Huayra $2,035,000 / RM Sotheby’s Exclusive hypercar fends off depreciation Cover photo: 2014 Pagani Huayra; Pepper Yandell ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Sports Car Market


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42 Affordable Classic COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Most concours group cars from a variety of manufacturers together in arbitrarily created classes. How do we fairly judge the cars? Keith Martin 42 Affordable Classic The 6 Series coupe is an opportunity to get into a dramatic 2-door BMW coupe without risking the kids’ tuition money Rob Siegel 44 Collecting Thoughts The Seinfeld Collection sale shows that the market continues to reward top cars — and punish cars with less-than-perfect stories Miles Collier 48 Legal Files A changing political landscape means car collectors should start tax planning right now John Draneas 50 Unconventional Wisdom At one time, cars reflected the life and culture of their origin country. We’ve lost of lot of that, and that’s why vintage cars are so alluring Donald Osborne 70 The Cumberford Perspective Mazda was right to use the Lotus Elan as a pattern. Lotus was brilliant in conceiving it Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch Why pay the price of a decent Corvette for an old basketball jersey? Well, it was Michael Jordan’s… Carl Bomstead FEATURES 54 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: Participants and judges rush to avoid a downpour — Carl Bomstead 14 58 Amelia Island Concours in Photos — Chester Allen and Chad Tyson 60 Amelia Island Car People: Some of the gearheads we met in Florida — Chester Allen 62 2016 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance: From once-great car show to world-class concours — Bill Rothermel DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 26 Concours and Events: Greenwich Concours, Ault Park Concours, Bloomington Gold 28 Contributors: Get to know our writers 32 You Write, We Read: How fast is too fast, brown-car love and the mystery of the Ford GT 34 Display Advertisers Index 36 Time Pieces: Omega and chronometers 36 Neat Stuff: A Taco-bike beach cruiser and a barbecue in a toolbox 38 In Miniature: 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600 38 Speaking Volumes: American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History 98 Glovebox Notes: 2016 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L crossover 110 Fresh Meat: 2016 Tesla Model X P90D, 2014 Lotus Evora S 2+2, 2014 Audi RS7 sedan 122 On the Radar: 25-year-old cars that are now legal to import into the U.S. 126 Rising Sun: The generations of Nissan Skylines 136 Our Portland Hipster: For Millennials, old cars are still a cheap, fun way to non-conform 164 Mystery Photo: “Budget cuts at the shop have us down to a skeleton crew” 164 Comments with Your Renewals: “Thanks for staying true to form” 166 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 170 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market Rob Siegel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Here Comes the Judge How do you evaluate a concours class comprising many dissimilar cars? protocols, let me share the system I use. It’s simple. First, you set the ground rules for your team. There is to be no discussion of which cars might be potential award winners until you are at the end of the judging process. Each car will be scored as if it were the only car in the class, using the judging sheets provided by the concours. You begin by walking the entire class, and getting a sense of just what types of restored or preserved cars you will be judging. Then you examine each car. You introduce yourself and your team to the owner or the owner’s representative. You make sure to thank them for bringing their car, for without entrants, there would be no concours. With your judges, you walk around each car. If you see something that catches your eye — positive or negative — that you wish to share with another judge, you always step away from the car to discuss it. The owner or his representative should be your onsite Wikipedia for Mario Theissen (left) and Publisher Martin examine a BMW 328 Sport owned by David and Kate Cottingham during judging at the Amelia Island Concours W hat do a 1968 Ford GT40 Mk III, a 1967 Porsche 911S, a 1972 4.9 Ghibli Spider SS, a Toyota 2000GT, a 1972 Ferrari 246 GT and a 1968 DeTomaso Mangusta prototype have in common? These are exotics with 6- and 8-cylinder engines placed in the front, middle and rear of their chassis. The GT40 is a barely disguised race car, and the Dino is a high-speed grand touring car. Imagine the 911 as an extraordinarily original survivor, and the Ghibli as a fresh, mouthwatering restoration. How would you decide which car was the best? These cars made up the class our team judged at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Sports and GT 1967–72. Former Car and Driver and Road & Track publisher William Jeanes was head judge, and Bill Young, a founding member of the concours, was also a team member. I’m often asked how you go about judging a group of cars like this, as the different marques often have more differences than similarities. In truth, it’s not so difficult — if you apply the right regimen as you examine them. I maintain that a deep knowledge of a specific marque or model is only necessary when you are judging at a marque-specific event, such as a Corvette NCRS meet — or a Jaguar, Porsche or Ferrari national gathering. Most concours have more variety. The majority of car events see 125 to 250 cars from a variety of manufacturers grouped together in arbitrarily created classes. Over the many years I have been a judge and emcee at various concours, I have arrived at a method that has worked well for the teams I have joined or led. The more consistent I am in my approach to judging, the more I am able to make sense of a class that often has a wild array of marques and models in it. Uniform judging standards I’m not alone in trying to standardize my approach to evaluating cars at concours. Former Pebble Beach Chief Judge Ed Gilbertson has undertaken the herculean — and necessary — task of creating a logical system for concours judging. The organization he has founded, the International Chief Judge Advisory Group, has as charter members highly respected classic car enthusiasts and experts. They have established relationships with many of the key concours in the world, and SCM supports their endeavors whole-heartedly. My system While Gilbertson’s group continues to develop its procedures and 16 the car. They should be able to answer questions from the general to the specific, including whether the car is presented in its original color, as well as when, by whom and how it was restored, its provenance and more. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has a fairly standard judg- ing sheet with six categories. They are Exterior (20 points), Interior (20), Engine Compartment (10), Elegance Factor (15), Provenance (15) and Accuracy of Restoration (20). At Amelia, owners are not required to start their engines or demonstrate that their electrical systems are functioning properly. I would like to see a category for operation, but each concours has its own approach. I feel competent to judge the fit and finish of any car. I am also comfortable evaluating whether a car seems consistent overall, from the toolkit to the paperwork to the chrome to the seating surfaces. Personally, if judging a restored car, I could never give it a class win if it had deficient panel fit or finishes. To do so would be to devalue every other entrant who had gone to the effort necessary to have a true first-rate presentation. All bets are off when it comes to a preserved car with fabulous his- tory. Ex-BMW Motorsports Director and BMW Sauber F1 team manager Mario Theissen and I judged a class of BMW 327/328s last year. The class winner was Oscar Davis’ 328 Mille Miglia ex-factory race car that still bore its scars from competition. No restored car could match the allure and importance of that car. Evidence of use coupled with a significant pedigree trumps perfection of restoration every time. The final decision When all the cars have received a score, it is time to rank the cars based on their judging-sheet totals. This is all done on the field; I’m not a believer in going away from the cars to deliberate. You want to be right with them while you are discussing them and make your final decisions while you can physically see them. As a team, you look at the results the score sheets have dictated — and then decide if you agree with your own outcome. You can then discuss and adjust the rankings based on your sense of each car and how it compares with the others in the class — but only after all the cars have been judged. Again, no comparisons or judgments until all cars have been evaluated. Finally, we have to ask ourselves which car best represents the spirit of the concours and the spirit of the class. Each award-winning car is a representative of the vision of the concours, and judging teams need to take that into account. In the end, I’ve always found unanimity with my judging teams when I use this approach. It gives each car equal time under the sun, and our final decisions are derived from a combination of logic and passion — as is our affection for classic cars in general. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Barons — British Heritage, Classic and Sports Cars Where: Surrey, U.K. When: June 4 More: www.barons-auctions.com Dragone — Greenwich Weekend Where: Westport, CT When: June 4 Last year: 54/69 cars sold / $3,815,175 Featured cars: • 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS supercharged cabriolet by Castagna • 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport • A 20-car estate collection offered without reserve featuring a 1968 Jaguar XKE Series I convertible with 29,000 original miles More: www.dragoneclassic.com Southern Classic — Chattanooga Classic Where: Chattanooga, TN When: June 4 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Bonhams — The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Auction Where: Greenwich, CT When: June 5 Last year: 82/94 cars sold / $7,503,650 More: www.bonhams.com Leake — Tulsa 2016 Where: Tulsa, OK When: June 10–12 Last year: 513/689 cars sold / $11,644,820 Star Car: 1927 Bugatti Type 38A Grand Sport, offered by The Finest, Hershey, PA Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. MAY 2—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 5–7—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 7—SILVER Missoula, MT 11—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 12–14—VICARI Nocona, TX • Star Car: 1957 Chevrolet El Morocco. Thought to be one of only three surviving 4-door hard tops out of 16 produced More: www.leakecar.com Russo and Steele — Newport Beach Where: Newport Beach, CA When: June 10–12 Last year: 173/343 cars sold / $7,371,443 Featured cars: • 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo • 2006 Ford GT More: www.russoandsteele.com The Finest — The Elegance at Hershey Where: Hershey, PA When: June 11 Featured cars: • Star Car: 1927 Bugatti Type 38A Grand Sport • 1985 March/Buick 85G IMSA racer 20 Sports Car Market 13—BONHAMS Monte Carlo, MCO 13—COYS Monte Carlo, MCO 14—RM SOTHEBY’S Monte Carlo, MCO 14–15—LUCKY Tacoma, WA 17–21—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 18—H&H Derby, U.K. 20—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 21—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 21—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland, TX 21—SPECIALTY Castle Rock, CO 28—VANDERBRINK Hoven, SD 28–29—SILVERSTONE Aarhus, DNK 30—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS JUNE 4—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 4—DRAGONE Westport, CT 4—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Chattanooga, TN 4—SILVER Williston, ND 5—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT 10–11—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 10–12—LEAKE Tulsa, OK 10–12—RUSSO AND STEELE Newport Beach, CA 11—THE FINEST Hershey, PA 17–18—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 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. 17–18—MECUM Portland, OR 17–19—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 18—CCA Silverstone, U.K. 18—MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN 18—SILVER Coeur d’Alene, ID 23—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 23–25—BARRETTJACKSON Uncasville, CT 24—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 25—BARONS Stamford, U.K. 25—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—VANDERBRINK Brandon, SD 25–26—AUCTIONS AMERICA Santa Monica, CA JULY 2—COYS Woodstock, U.K. 2–3—SILVER Jackson Hole, WY 8–9—MECUM Denver, CO 8–9—SMITH’S Paducah, KY 9—ARTCURIAL Le Mans, FRA 9—SILVER Spokane, WA 9—PETERSEN Roseburg, OR 9—VICARI New Orleans, LA 12—BARONS Suffolk, U.K. 13—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 16—VANDERBRINK Chatfield, MN 21–24—MECUM Harrisburg, PA 23—VANDERBRINK Lester, IA 28–30—GAA Greensboro, NC 28—H&H Buxton, U.K. 30—RM SOTHEBY’S St. John’s, MI 30—VANDERBRINK Rapid City, SD 30–31—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K.


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies • 1939 Bentley Mk V 4¼ Litre drophead coupe More: www.thefinest.com Mecum — Portland Where: Portland, OR When: June 17–18 Featured cars: • 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air Z11 Bubble Top with 409/430-hp V8 and 4-speed • 1968 Chevrolet COPO Nova SS. Number four of 50 ordered by Fred Gibb • 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 More: www.mecum.com Raleigh Classic Where: Raleigh, NC When: June 17–18 More: www.raleighclassic.com Twin Cities Auctions — Back to the ’50s Where: Saint Paul, MN When: June 17–18 Last year: 112/176 cars sold / $1,880,290 Featured cars: • 1958 Edsel Pacer convertible • 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL with 406-ci V8 and 4-speed • 1957 Lincoln Premiere convertible More: www.twincitiesauctions.com Electric Garage — 9th Annual Premier Collector Car Auction Where: Calgary, AB, CAN When: June 17–19 More: www.theelectricgarage.com CCA — June 2016 Classic Car Sale Where: Warwickshire, U.K. When: June 18 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Motostalgia Auctions d’Elegance — Indianapolis Brickyard Auction Where: Indianapolis, IN When: June 18 Last year: 65/106 cars sold / $4,308,225 More: www.motostalgia.com Star Car: 1996 Ferrari F50 — one of only 55 U.S.-spec cars — at Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA Brightwells Where: Herefordshire, U.K. When: June 23 More: www.brightwells.com Barrett-Jackson — Northeast 2016 Where: Uncasville, CT When: June 23–25 Featured cars: • Star Car: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa. Silver over red interior. 23,584 documented original miles. Extensive and documented service by certified Ferrari specialists, including the 15,000-mile major service • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible. Matching-numbers L71 engine. NCRS Top Flight awards. Nut-and-bolt frame-off restoration. This car was featured in Corvette Fever magazine • 1968 Shelby GT500. One of 1,044 made in 1968. In the original color combination of red with black vinyl interior. Equipped with automatic transmission More: www.barrett-jackson.com Bonhams — The Goodwood Festival of Speed Where: Chichester, U.K. When: June 24 Last year: 72/87 cars sold / $27,214,721 Featured cars: • 1936 Bentley 4¼ Litre racing two-seater (Bonhams estimate: $120k–$140k) • Star Car: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C ($2.3m–$2.8m) More: www.bonhams.com Barons — Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club Where: Stamford, U.K. When: June 25 More: www.barons-auctions.com Southern Classic — 12th Annual Muscle Car Mayhem Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: June 25 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Auctions America — Santa Monica Collector Car Auction Where: Santa Monica, CA When: June 25–26 Last year: 162/292 cars sold / $15,407,050 Featured cars: • 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS. With low miles, complete books and tools, and presented in striking yellow over black interior (Auctions America estimate: $325k–$375k) • 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona “PlexiNose.” Recent cosmetic refinishing by noted Ferrari experts. ($750k–$850k) • Star Car: 1996 Ferrari F50. One of only 55 U.S.-spec cars produced. Fully serviced in 2015 with fuel-cell replacement. The car received its complete Classiche certification at the beginning of 2016 ($1.8m–$2.1m) More: www.auctionsamerica.com Star Car: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa at Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT 22 Silver Auctions — Car d’Alene Auction 2016 Where: Coeur d’Alene, ID When: June 28 Last year: 39/101 cars sold / $566,784 More: www.silverauctions.com ♦ Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com JUNE CALENDAR 4 Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, Los Angeles, CA; www.farmersmarketla.com 4–5 31st Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, Huntington Beach, CA; www.hbconcours.org 5 33rd Annual Colorado Concours and Exotic & Sports Car Show, Littleton, CO; www.coloradoconcours.org Two Concours in One American makes and imported marques unite for the 21st Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance from June 4 to 5. This unique event, which is really two concours, takes place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT. Saturday, June 4, is for American cars, and Sunday, June 5, is for imported marques. Former America’s Cup 12-Meter yachts and classic motorcycles will be on display throughout the weekend. The gates open at 10 a.m. on both days. Tickets are $40 for one day or $60 for the whole weekend. For more information, visit www.greenwichconcours.com (CT) Corvette Judging — and Hot Laps Bloomington Gold — and thousands of Corvettes — invade the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from June 23 to 25. Attendees get to view 5,000 Corvettes, sweat out certification for prestigious awards and play on the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The usual 400 exhibitors and swapmeet vendors will be on hand. A crowd favorite, the GoldMine, where you can sell your Corvette, is also unchanged. Oneday tickets are $25; weekend pass tickets are $60. For more information, visit www.bloomingtongold. com (IN) 18–19 24 Hours of Le Mans, France; www.24hlemans.com 19 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, Beverly Hills, CA; www.rodeodrive-bh. com 23–26 Goodwood Festival of Speed, England; www.goodwood.com Cars in Cincinnati The 39th Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance weekend is June 10–12 in Cincinnati, OH. More than 200 premier collector vehicles will glide into the formal gardens of historic Ault Park, and Ferrari is the featured marque. Ault Park also will celebrate 100 Years of BMW. The Concours d’Elegance starts at 10 a.m. on June 12. Other featured displays include “The Cars of Donald Healey,” “50th Anniversary of Ford GT40 1-2-3 Sweep of Le Mans” and “All-American Workhorse — The Pickup Truck.” Advance-purchase tickets are $20, and a four-ticket package is available for $60. For more information, visit www.ohioconcours. com (OH) Errata The story about the 2015 The Art of the Car Concours The Kansas City Art Institute’s annual Art of the Car Concours brings more than 200 beautiful cars to the lush campus on June 26. This year’s special feature is “Total Performance Powered by Ford,” which celebrates Ford’s 1960s promotional program and the Ford GT40 victory sweep at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. 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) 26 Edison Concours d’Elegance (May 2016, p. 54) incorrectly identified the one-off 1956 Imperial convertible prototype as belonging to Harry Yeaggy. The car, which won Best in Class American Open Automobiles 1946–59, is owned by Chip Loree. Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel


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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 © 2016 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 PAUL HARDIMAN, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, is descended from engineers and horse thieves, so he naturally gravitated toward the old-car marketplace. He still finds fascination from the simpler things in life, such as looking for spot-weld dimples under an E-type tail or counting the head studs on a supposed Mini-Cooper engine. His motoring heroes are Roger Clark, Burt Levy, Henry Royce and Smokey Yunick — and all he wants for next Christmas is an Alvis Stalwart complete with picnic table in the back and a lake big enough to play in. Check out his report on Silverstone’s Stoneleigh Park auction on p. 140. KEN GROSS, SCM Contributor, has been an auto writer for 43 years, and his work has appeared in Playboy for decades (so you can tell your wife it’s okay to read the now-nude-free magazine). His words have also appeared in AutoWeek, Hemispheres, The Rodder’s Journal, Street Rodder and Hot Rod Magazine. He wrote the award-winning TV series “Behind The Headlights,” and his books include Hot Rods and Custom Cars; Los Angeles and the Dry Lakes: The Early Years; Art of the Hot Rod; Hot Rod Milestones; and The Allure of the Automobile. He was director of the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum and has judged at Pebble Beach for 20 years. This month he examines Edsel Ford’s custom 1932 Ford Model 18 Speedster in the American Profile on p. 76. 28 CHAD TYSON, SCM Auction Editor, tore into his 1967 Chevrolet Camaro at age 17. This led to a more formal education in automotive technology at WyoTech in Laramie, WY. A few years later, he found himself at a Ford dealership, where his work ranged from rekeying Focus ignition-key cylinders to repairing Powerstroke diesels. A random conversation with a new friend sparked a move to Portland, OR — and eventually into an office at SCM. This is his first issue as Auction Editor. He’s also part of SCM’s traveling road show, so look for him at SCM booths throughout the year. Turn to p. 124 for “On the Radar” — in which he tracks down foreign cars that recently became legal to import into the United States. “Fresh Meat,” on p. 112, is his take on new cars in the market.


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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 How fast is too fast? To the Editor: I’m a longtime SCM subscriber, car enthusiast and vintage racer, and Keith Martin’s column in May’s issue (May 2016, “Shifting Gears,” p. 16) struck a chord with me. My regular driver is a 2009 manual-transmission Porsche Turbo, and my vintage car is a 1961 Alfa Romeo Sprint Zagato. Interestingly, people on the street most often identify the SZ as a Porsche. They’re both great cars. So which one do I have more fun driving? I have to say the Alfa Romeo. While Keith mentions the danger inherent in the high-speed capability of modern cars, it’s really the immense power and glue-like handling of the Porsche that, ironically, takes some of the fun out of it for me. There is something about shifting into gear in the Alfa Romeo, listening to the sound of the motor as the tachometer runs up to 7,000 rpm, shifting, and doing it all over again. In the Porsche, it’s not like that. The Porsche under acceleration reaches the redline in just a second or two. It’s bang, bang, bang, shift, shift, shift, with no time to appreciate anything other than the feeling of being pushed back in your seat. Clearly, I am revealing my age, but to me the automatic starts to make a lot of sense, and I can see why they don’t even offer a manual transmission in my Porsche model anymore. It’s not just that the automatic is faster, it’s that the car is so fast that shifting becomes a non-stop activity. Out on the track, there is something to be said for drifting through Lime Rock’s Big Bend on five-inch-wide Dunlop bias-ply tires. It’s good fun. The Porsche, with its wide, lowprofile tires, sticks like glue, and while the g-force is impressive, it’s rather a stretch for me to drive at the limit where the challenge is found. I guess I would be making a case for the opposite conclusion if we are talking daily driving. The Porsche is an incredible supercar that does everything 32 Interestingly, the SZ is most often identified as a Porsche by people on the street… superbly and is perfectly suited to everyday driving. The Alfa doesn’t even have a radio or air conditioning, but I do know as an enthusiast where I have the most fun. One comment on something Keith would most likely not remember: Years ago I was displaying my Alfa at the Amelia Island Concours, where you were one of the field judges. My car was in a group of polished and exotic V8 and V12 show cars, and Keith was kind enough to pull me aside and whisper, “This is the one I would like to drive home.” I didn’t have much of a shot at a ribbon that day, but your encouragement sure meant a lot. The little Alfa held its head high, and I wonder, without sounding too envious, who had more fun on the ride home. But that’s another story. — Jon Goodman, Philadelphia, PA Brown-car love To the Editor: I love my brown car! Each and every time we take out our 2000 BMW Z3 (Impala Brown), someone comments on this color. It’s not just the retro wires; it’s the uniqueness of the factory paintwork. In the setting sun, it turns coppery brown. I’m not sure how they achieved this subtle shade, but it still amazes me that after 16 years it attracts comments even from non-car buffs. My wife purchased a coppery, sparkly brown cap that only adds richness to the experience. Owning the only brown Z3 in the city of Victoria, BC, makes me feel like I’m driving a rare DB4 or 250GT. Will my future cars be painted Impala Brown? You bet! Thanks, Mr. Osborne (April 2016, “Unconventional Wisdom,” p. 54) for sharing your insights, as always. — Garry Foster, Victoria, British Columbia The Ford GT mystery To the Editor: I have to say the Ford GT is a mystery to me as well (April 2016, “Shifting Gears,” p. 16). They made 4,038 examples, so they are not rare. It has been said that about 700 have salvaged titles at this time. Assuming this is accurate, that still leaves about 3,300 nonbranded examples. At any one time, there seem to be about 30–40 examples for sale publicly. Many of these examples have been for sale for extended periods of time (over a year), so the market may be speaking and saying, “Your price is too high.” Of the 30 to 40 that are on the market, approximately 40% to 50% are held by a total of three to four different vendors (as this is written, 11 of the 26 GTs on eBay are listed by a total of three vendors; 19 of the 45 listed on AutoTrader are listed by a total of four different vendors). These vendors “specializing” in GTs seem to be asking the highest prices, and it is possible that others who are listing individual cars are using an average asking price to set their Sports Car Market


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Ad Index Ability Connection Colorado Concours. ...........................97 AIG PC Global Services, Inc .............................................83 American Car Collector ...................................................126 Artcurial ..............................................................................47 Aston Martin of New England .........................................147 Auctions America .........................................................37, 39 Auto Kennel ......................................................................156 Automobilia Monterey .....................................................177 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................153 Autosport Groups .............................................................133 Barrett-Jackson .............................................................41, 83 Bennett Law Office ..........................................................148 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................165 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. .....................................146 Bonhams / SF ...............................................................29, 31 Canepa ..............................................................................151 Carmel Artomobilia ..........................................................147 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................55 Centerline Alfa Parts...........................................................92 Central Classic Cars ......................................120 Charles Prince Classic Cars..............................................105 Chequered Flag International ...........................................157 Cincinnati Concours Foundation .....................................101 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................89 Classic Investments ..........................................................177 Classic Showcase..............................................................143 Concorso Italiano................................................................30 Cooper Technica, Inc. .......................................................112 Copley Motorcars .............................................................157 Cosdel ...............................................................................106 D. L. George Coachworks ................................................115 DC Automotive ...................................................................94 Dobson Motorsport...........................................................124 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .......................................4–5 Driversource Houston LLC ..........................................18–19 driversroad.com ..................................................................92 Eaton Peabody ....................................................................88 Electric Garage Auctions ....................................................65 European Collectibles.......................................................159 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ...............................................27 Exotic Classics ....................................................................96 Fantasy Junction .................................................................95 Farland Classic Restoration ..............................................109 Fischer Classic Car Auctions .............................................63 Fiskens .........................................................................10–11 Foreign Cars Italia ............................................................135 Forest Grove Concours.......................................................64 Fourintune Garage Inc ......................................................163 Gooding & Company .......................................................2–3 Greenwich Concours D’Elegance ....................................131 Grundy Insurance ...............................................................71 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................159 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. .........................................87 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ....................................123 Hamann Classic Cars........................................................125 Heritage Classics ................................................................57 High Mountain Classics ...................................................108 Hillsborough Concours ....................................................138 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................127 Images Auto Body ............................................................163 Intercity Lines .....................................................................49 JC Taylor ...........................................................................119 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................167 Keeneland Concour D’Elegance ......................................154 Kevin Kay Restorations ...................................................113 Kidston ................................................................................13 Leake Auction Company ....................................................61 Legendary Motorcar Company ........................................163 Lory Lockwood ................................................................103 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................165 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ....................................82 McCollister’s Auto Transport .............................................51 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ..........................................33 Mershon’s World Of Cars.................................................161 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ............................................100 Misselwood Concours d’Elegance ...................................117 Motion-Consulting ...........................................................118 Motorcar Gallery ..............................................................150 Motorsport Auction Group LLC ......................................121 Motostalgia .........................................................................15 New England Auto Auction .............................................150 P21S ..................................................................................153 Park Place LTD .................................................................107 Passport Transport ............................................................141 Paul Russell And Company ..............................................149 Pebble Beach RetroAuto ....................................................52 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix .........................................177 Porsche 356 Registry ........................................................176 PORsport.com ..................................................................132 Premier Financial Services .................................................21 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc ...........................................139 Putnam Leasing ................................................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd.................................................129 Ramapo Concours d’Elegance ...........................................93 Reliable Carriers .................................................................85 Rick Cole Auctions .............................................................53 RM Sotheby’s ...............................................................23, 25 Robert Glover LTD...........................................................155 Ronald McDonald House .................................................137 RPM Restoration & Performance Motorcars ..................134 Russo & Steele LLC .........................................................8–9 Scottsdale Sports & Classic Motorcars ............................162 Significant Cars ................................................................160 Sloancars .............................................................................45 Sports Car 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Risk Management ...................................................83 The Creative Workshop ......................................................43 The Finest Automobile Auctions......................................6–7 The Stable, Ltd. ..................................................................99 The Werk Shop .................................................................116 Tom Miller Sports Cars ....................................................177 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..................................................90 TYCTA .............................................................................145 Unit 56 ..............................................................................150 Vail Automotive Classic .....................................................24 Velocity Channel ................................................................40 Vintage Car Law ...............................................................136 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................................111 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................149 Watchworks ......................................................................176 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................155 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................176 Woodside Credit ...............................................................179 34 You Write We Read It’s one thing to buy a car, enjoy it, and if it appreciates, consider it gravy. It’s another thing altogether to mothball it… own asking price (a case of the watchmaker setting his watch by the clock tower, and the clock tower watchman setting the clock tower according to the watchmaker’s watch ... ). These GT vendors seem be close in price to one another, which may influence the median and average asking prices, which may in turn influence the market. In the private market, many folks seem to use auction results to set prices, but they neglect to factor in transportation costs and auction fees. For example, if a car ham- mers at $280k with a 10% premium on each side, the buyer ends up paying $308k, while the seller pockets $252k minus the transportation costs and taxes. In establishing an asking price, it appears as though sellers on the private market look at the $308k number and everything looks rosy, but they neglect to consider the buyer likely took home less than $250k. There has to be a reason that sellers consigning with auction houses are accepting the $250k when on eBay, AutoTrader and Hemmings, similar cars are on the private market at $300k. Are we to assume that sellers are willing to leave tens of thousands of dollars on the table? Isn’t it more likely that the sellers who have consigned to an auction house have come to terms with the true market value of the car? You can ask anything you want for a car, but selling it at that price and not holding it for an extended period of time (some at dealers’ have been listed well in excess of a year, and we’re talking years for some) is a completely different story. There is a difference between asking price and actual sale price. It seems as though examples that are sub-100 miles, sub-500 miles, and so on are constantly coming to market at auction. Since many folks pegged the Ford GT as an “instant collectible,” there could be a couple thousand GTs mothballed in garages. When you figure that of the estimated 3,300 non-branded vehicles only about 30 to 40 are on the market at any one time, so where are the other 3,260? You don’t see them out on the road. It’s more likely they are mothballed in someone’s storage — and adding to the seemingly endless supply of “as-new” GTs that come to auction. Come to think of it, when was the last time you read auction results in SCM and did not see at least one GT listed? Having a GT at your auction is beginning to look like a mandatory criterion for auction houses, so it’s a good thing there are so many of them out there. Again, these are not rare. The values may continue to increase as GTs sit as static pieces, which they were NOT intended to do (cars are meant to be driven and enjoyed), but the ROI considering storage, maintenance and insurance (to properly insure at an agreed value can easily exceed $4k a year) will be questionable when considering other investment avenues. It’s one thing to buy a car, enjoy it, and if it appreciates, consider it gravy. It’s another thing altogether to mothball it (you may as well invest in a mutual fund, as it is about as fun). The GT is a great car. It may or may not go up or down in value. It will never escalate at the prices for less-produced cars. There are simply TOO MANY in “as new” condition. The attrition rate that the cars of the Golden Age (1950s–1974) experienced (about 30%–35% survival rate) will simply not become a factor. So yes, this is an absolute mystery to me as well, but time will tell, and likely sooner than later — as a market correction seems to be appearing on the horizon. — Joel Gardner, via email ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg British horologist Jeremy Thacker inven “chronometer” to describe a new clock that w a vacuum chamber to improve accuracy. Over time, a chronometer became a highly a clock or watch that withstood weather, tem and positional variables — and was accurate to use for navigation. In more modern parlance, a chronomete watch of extraordinary accuracy. Although the standards have evolved o decades, the basic road to gain chronometer s goes through an unbiased agency that test time piece over several days — and under va conditions. Historically, the testing of time pieces took p at observatories around the world, as astrono time keeping are inexorably linked. For centuries, precise navigation requir accurate portable clocks, which are used to d longitude. So observatories such as Greenwi where the prime meridian found a permanent h themselves arbiters of accuracy. In Switzerland, to be badged a chrono candidate movement is taken to one of the three offices of the “Contróle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres,” a nonprofit governmental agency tasked with testing and granting chronometer status. The movement is tested over a period of 16 days in five positions and three temperature ranges. Acceptable results are considered between minus 4 and plus 6 seconds per day with a mean variation of 2 seconds — and the greatest variation of no more than 5 seconds. Small movements, pocket-watch movements and quartz movements have slightly differing standards. More than 1.5 million watch movements are submitted each year for testing, and the failure rate is less than 4%. COSC testing is strictly non-competitive, with a simple pass/fail criteria. Most Swiss watch manufacturers have taken the position that a chronometer certification is unnecessary (about 3% of watches made in Switzerland are certified). Leading the industry in production of chronometers is Rolex, which has stressed the import of the test for decades. Rolex often uses the words “Superlative Chronometer” on their dials. Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Taco-Bike Beach Cruiser For those sce- nic boardwalks and esplanades that forbid gaspowered rides, get cruising with the Ruckus bicycle ($918), styled like the iconic Taco minimotorcycle of the 1960s. It features disc brakes, single-speed gearing, balloon tires and an extra-long seat pad for you and a friend. Add an optional 8-speed derailleur for $30. www.coastcycles.com 36 Omega Pushes the Definition of Chronometer Into the Stratosphere t years, Breitling has touted that their entire pro- rtified — including their quartz models. This d the need for standards for electronic testing. ds are developing new, more-stringent standards eyond COSC certification — and prove their s are even more worthy. e such brand is Omega, which has gone beyond the word chronometer. Omega has recently deped new standards for independent testing, and company is now putting “Master Chronometer” n some of their newest offerings. Omega claims that accuracy in a controlled ironment is not sufficient to guarantee a trouble- atch. on completing COSC certification, the Omega s then completed and delivered to the Swiss nstitute of Metrology, where the complete cased amined for 10 days at three temperatures, at two grees of power on the mainspring and in six posiresistance tests and resistance to magnetic fields auss in strength are also conducted. Omega says erior approach that will ensure a more reliable nd enhance their prestige and market share. The watch pictured is the first Omega with the Master Chronometer certification. To strengthen the tie to extreme accuracy, Omega cleverly added this model to their famous Constellation Collection. Since 1952, Constellation Collection watches have carried a logo of an observatory building with telescope protruding into a starry sky. This, of course, is a nod to the closely linked worlds of time pieces and astronomical accuracy. Unlike most COSC-tested chronometers, Omega makes chro- nometer testing data available to consumers through an Internet link that comes with the watch. Today’s international marketplace for prestige time pieces is a battlefield of one-upmanship. Manufacturers are vying for consumers who are making buying decisions out of desire rather than need for an ultra-accurate watch or clock. Therefore, differentiation tends to be achieved through aesthetic ideals, technique — including various levels of complication — and consumer confidence. Reliability, accuracy and the duration of the warranty are key to consumer confidence. It is safe to assume Omega’s testing stand will resonate through the industry — and be answered in a variety of ways. Stand by… . Griller’s Toolbox The handles on this simple red toolbox fold down to create a stable platform for the charcoal grill hidden inside. The upper compartment serves as a warming rack, and the lower compartment holds spices and spatulas. It has a removable charcoal tray, an adjustable vent for airflow and a heat-resistant paint finish. $120 from www. suck.uk.com/products/bbq-toolbox. ♦ Sports Car Market


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale 1600 It must have been an amazing time to be a designer of sports cars from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. It was also a great time to be a ready-and-willing enthusiast/buyer. Among the many delectable choices was one of many eye-catching Bertone designs: the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale as penned by Franco Scaglione. About 2,800 of these aerodynamic jewels were produced, including Giuliettas. Until now, if you had a burning desire for a really good model of a Sprint Speciale — or just wanted one to add to your collection — your choices were few. Enter Tecnomodel to fix that — or at least they can for a short while, as their model releases are quite limited. Tecnomodel is a small, Italy-based model company that produces hand-built, limited-edition models and kits in 1:43 and 1:24 scales. Several years ago, they stopped with 1:24 scale, and moved up to larger 1:18th editions of sports, and racing cars — both vintage and contemporary — from many marques. Tecnomodel created beautiful 1:18-scale, limited-edition, hand-built models that replicate 1963-and-later Sprint Speciales. This piece looks wonderful, and it is finished in a smooth, high-gloss medium shade of blue. Each model comes mounted to a nice display base with a plaque attached. My plaque was lifting off a little at the edges. Separate from that is a small sticker with the edition size and serial number. The body shape appears just right, and the Model Details Production date: 2015 Quantity: 390 total (four versions) SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.tecnomodelcar.com ½ stance is great — although it does sit just a bit low, but this is still acceptable. Maybe the attachment screws were over-tightened. Every single part is well attached, including Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton American Muscle Cars: A Full-Throttle History by Darwin Holmstrom (photography by Tom Glatch), Motorbooks, 224 pages, $32.79, Amazon Muscle cars, author Darwin Holmstrom suggests, aren’t about the tech- nology. Focus on V8s and horsepower, and you will miss the big picture. Instead, they are a powerful symbol of the 1960s, a baby-boomer fever dream of the possibilities of the open road, complete with tire-smoking exits from 1950s malt shop America onto a rulerstraight interstate to the future. Symbols are powerful, and the muscle car was the iPhone of the period — a gateway drug of style and horsepower that was a stand-in for freedom from a stodgy, parental, uptight past. Oh, and they sucked, of course. They weren’t that fast, really, when compared to today’s modern muscle cars. They were ill handling in most cases, with brakes as imaginary as the release they promised. Holmstrom, with wonderful Glatch, tells the story from beginning to end — with wit and style. He creates a readable history, explaining not just the numbers, the litany of engines, models or sales figures, but also able to put it all in human scale, helping us understand the emotional undercurrents of the time that created this automotive genre. For the collector, muscle cars are one of those dangerous niches. Prices in the past decade are more driven through demographics and nostalgia than true, lasting value. As the boomer collectors age, the demand will decrease for all but the best cars. 38 But reading American Muscle Cars is a great way to understand the unique sequence of events that created the market — both during the period and for today’s collectors. It’s never as simple as, “Hey, let’s throw a V8 into our intermediate sedan,” and coming up with a winner. It’s about an optimistic post-World War II America, a huge youth market and a highly competitive auto industry largely without competition from abroad. Most of all, it’s about that feeling of freedom and limitless possibilities. Not to mention a good, smoking burnout. Provenance: Holmstrom is an accomplished automotive writer and journalist, covering well-trodden ground in muscle car history. Fit and finish: Beautiful images by Tom images, nice typography and design, all lavishly printed — this is an outstanding coffee-table book that is also quite readable. Drivability: Holmstrom had me at the introduction, with a delightful voice and word choices. For example he describes Ken Kesey parties where participants were “dosed with LSD-25 and tripped balls” or describes real muscle cars as having “big engines for people with big enough clackers to use them.” But below the fun, flashy prose is an informative trip through the prime muscle car decade. A good read. ♦ Sports Car Market the clear air deflector in front of the windshield wipers. There is one little miss on the wipers — the right-side wiper should be parked almost upright towards the window post — not folded to the middle. That little glitch can be forgiven, as the rest of the model is quite accurate. Most of the chrome on my sample is top-notch, aside from the finish on the center section of the rear bumper, which is rough. The license-plate lights are notice- ably absent. The taillight treatment is terrific: amber and red with delicate chrome bezels, and little reflectors inside the left- and right-side tips of the bumper. The chrome-framed windows are just as clear as real glass, giving a perfect view to the interior from any side or angle, but the side window trim should have separation lines — or be altogether separate pieces where the door windows meet the rear quarter windows. The light tan interior is representative and perfectly fitted. However, I would like to see more fine detailing. What is there is certainly good, but it is not up to the level of other competing model manufacturers these days. Then again, good quality is present, and these very-limited editions offer very good value. They are much closer to being true limited-edition pieces than those of most other companies. Only 80 pieces are being made in blue as shown. The other three choices are silver with red (80 pieces); black with tan (60 pieces); and red with gray (170 pieces). Prices range from $250 to $299, depending on the seller.


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Affordable Classic 1976–89 BMW 6 Series Coupe It’s Time to Swim with the Sharks The 6 Series BMW carves corners just fine, effortlessly inhales interstate — and it’s very cool by Rob Siegel Bonhams sold this 1987 BMW M635 CSi for $21k at Amelia Island T he cars with pure, clean shapes stick in our minds — and often rise in the market. You know them in your bones: the E-type, the C2 Corvette Sting Ray, the long- hood 911 (hell, any 911) — even the VW Bus. These are all pure shapes — and collectible. What will be next? I’d put a little money on the Shark. A big predator Although history doesn’t record the exact moment when “Shark” was first used in ref- erence to a BMW, the term quickly became associated with the big, intimidating 6 Series 2-door coupes manufactured from 1976 through 1989. For a while, during BMW’s yuppie years, the car seemed synonymous with arbitrage and acquisition — something that threatened to eat alive anything in its path. Perhaps it was only natural that sharks drove Sharks. The Paul Bracq-penned 6 Series coupe, body code E24, was the replacement for the elegant E9 coupe (2800 CS, 3.0 CS/CSi/CSL) and became BMW’s longest-lived model. It achieved this trick, however, through a sleight of hand. The E24 was based on two different 5 Series cars Details Years produced: 1976–89 Price when new: $55,900 (’86 M6) Number built: 86,216, and about half of these were imported into the United States. This number also includes 1,632 M6 cars imported into the United States. Current price range: $1,000 to $60,000 Pros: A big, classy 2-door BMW coupe with miles of hood and tons of attitude Cons: I can’t think of one. Just look at the damn thing. Best place to drive one: This car is equally at home on the twisties and the interstate. Worst place to drive one: Into a shop that will install boy-racer gadgets A typical owner: This is a car for BMW addicts — like me — so it’s probably your 10th BMW. You will never sell it. 42 (the E12 5-series through mid-’82, the E28 thereafter). To the untrained eye, the two iterations look the same, but the exterior difference can be seen in the horizontal crease that runs along the side. On the E28-based cars, the crease touches the lip, drawing the eye lower and giving the car a slightly more hunkered-down look. In addition, the radio antenna was moved from the left front to the right rear fender. Part of what makes the big coupe intimidating is the size that allows it to have that big, long, flat hood. Even in its most compact Euro-bumpered trim, the car clocks in at 15.6 feet long through 1986. U.S.-spec versions were as much as 6.5 inches longer due to the DOT-mandated diving-board bumpers. In model year 1988, BMW began using so-called “world bumpers,” bringing the Euro and U.S.-spec cars within an inch of each other, and taking the overall length back down below the sweet 16 line. The M6 is the fast one In terms of performance, you have to remember: These cars were built in the 1970s and 1980s. Germany kept its best at home. Their U.S.-spec cars were still finding their footing after the EPA dropped the hammer on smog in 1975. While Europe got the 218-hp 635 CSi with its M90 motor and dogleg close-ratio 5-speed, the U.S. market got the 176-hp 630 CSi, powered by the same L-Jetronic-equipped engine as the E12 530i (and the same head-cracking thermal reactors). This gave way to the 633 CSi (L-Jet with cats) in 1978. Along with the switch to the E28 chassis in 1982 came a Motronic 3.2 motor (the same engine as in the E28 533i). The U.S.-spec 635 CSi appeared in 1985, but it was a shadow of its Teutonic namesake, with only 182 horsepower. Finally, for model year 1988, the gap largely closed, with the U.S. engine getting a bump in power up to 208 horsepower. 1984 heralded the European debut of the delicious M635 CSi, which was built with a 286-hp version of the 24-valve M88 motor from the legendary M1. All us Yanks could do was drool — or import one and federalize it. Finally, in 1987, the U.S. got its own version, the M6, which uses a catalyst-equipped 256-hp, 24-valve S38 motor (the same engine as the E28 M5). Watch for rust Although E24s don’t spontaneously dissolve like E9s, they are not immune to the tin worm, so finding a solid one is key to a happy long-term relationship. Fortunately, these cars don’t squirrel rust away in Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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difficult-to-see places to the same extent as the E9; what you see is pretty much what you get. Front and rear shock towers, wheelarches, rockers and fender bottoms are common rust-through places. Keep this Shark cool Because E24s share so much running gear with the 5 Series, the costs of most me- chanical parts are fairly reasonable, although 6 Series-specific trim and interior parts are becoming scarce. The M30 motor is pretty bulletproof (and ubiquitous — it was used for 28 years), but its Achilles heel is its straight-six design. Overheat it once, and that long, straight aluminum head can warp or crack. Thus, the most importance maintenance is on the cooling system. Most of the rest of the issues are the vagaries one expects of any 30-year-old car. Which one to buy All E24s have presence, but there is a hierarchy of lust and value. The M635 CSi in full-on original Euro trim with the correct un-federalized, cat-less M88 engine and bundle-of-snakes header is often deemed the most desirable, and there were only 3,283 LHD cars built for the Euro market. If you find one here, it’s likely a gray-market car, so it’s best to know whether it was federalized, and, if so, how. Next comes the M635 CSi car’s American fraternal twin — the S38-powered M6. Only 1,632 U.S.-spec M6s were built during 1987 and 1988. The ’88s check off an extra collectible box, as they have the shorter world bumpers. For years, the M6 lagged inexplicably behind the E28 M5 in value, but that’s chang- ing. The asking prices for pristine low-mileage M6s can now reach $60k. Drivers, though, can still be found in the teens. Unmolested cars prepared by European tuners Alpina, Schnitzer and Hartge are also highly prized. 1978 through 1981 European 635 CSi cars with the small Euro bumpers, the correct 218-hp M90 engine, and the dogleg close-ratio gearbox raise many enthusiast’s pulse rates (and, when wearing gray paint and adorned with trunk and chin spoilers, do look more than a bit cartilaginous). However, all Euro 635 CSis have 218 hp and are quite desirable. For buyers without the coin to score an M6, the sweet spot of price, performance, appearance and availability is the U.S.-spec 1988 and 1989 cars with the world bumpers and the 208-hp engine. These cars are readily available in the $5k to $15k range. Pre-1988 635s with the diving boards and the 182-hp engine are more plentiful and less expensive. Then there are the 633 CSis. Across all variants, the market values cars equipped with 5-speeds and sport seats more highly. Unless you find an unfederalized early Euro, the later E28-based cars generally make the most sense. Why? They all have ABS, the ’88 and ’89 cars with world bumpers have air bags, Motronics is generally preferable to the L-Jet for reliability and drivability, they’re less rust-prone and parts are a bit easier to find. The trade-off is that these cars are heavier and a bit more complex, but they are nothing compared with a postOBD-II BMW. Short-bumper lust Nothing blows my skirt up like an early Euro E12- based car with the short bumpers. The lines are so much cleaner than the U.S. version — it almost looks like a different car. My ’79 Euro has a U.S.-spec M30 engine and lost its dogleg 5-speed, but I don’t care, because those short bumpers, factory air dam and stripes just send me to the moon whenever I look at it. And isn’t that what buying any vintage car is about? E24s present an opportunity to get into a dramatic 2-door BMW coupe without risking the kids’ tuition money. Many Gen-Xers will opt for the BMW E30 3 Series instead due to its compact size, tossable handling and iconic 1980s movie cameos, but the 6 Series carves corners just fine, effortlessly inhales interstate, and is simply way cooler. Be a shark. It’s the shape of things to come. ♦ June 2016 43


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Collecting Thoughts The Seinfeld Collection Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsches as Market Barometer Mr. Seinfeld’s cars deservedly enjoy a reputation for quality, and that reputation translated into generally excellent results by Miles Collier In a jaded Porsche market, Jerry Seinfeld’s reputation for quality carried the day in his sale of 18 lots N oted Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld offered 18 cars at the Amelia Island Gooding & Company auction on March 11. Clearly, any time a noted collector offers a sizable chunk of his collection, it makes news. When that noted collector is also a famous comedian and personality, plenty of ink will be expended both before and after the fact. I had the pleasure to be at Amelia for the concours, but I made sure to drop by the impressive Gooding auction operation to take in Mr. Seinfeld’s cars. It is pretty much a matter of revealed truth that the collectible car market was off 10% to 15% from its 2014 highs. Much discussion therefore revolved around whether the three major Amelia auctions would confirm or disrupt that view. In actuality, however, I believe that the dynamic over the past 18 months has been somewhat different. We have only to run a little math to see that if we have two, three or more high-end automobile auctions every few months — I would cite Pebble Beach, the RM Sotheby’s New York auction, Scottsdale, Rétromobile and now Amelia — there are just not enough quality cars to feed that insatiable auction machine; nor may there be sufficient heavy hitters to support high prices. The best still soar Most serious collectors have already dumped their seconds and are now off-loading their third-rank cars. It follows that such undistinguished cars won’t bring first-rate money. If you correct for diminished quality, it seems to me that prices are still pretty close to the high end. As proof, I would offer the results of Mr. Seinfeld’s sale, where a third of the lots exceeded high estimate. As a friend of mine remarked, “Suddenly, it’s 2014 again.” Mr. Seinfeld’s cars deservedly enjoy a reputation for quality, and that reputation translated into generally excellent results. Clearly, there were some disappointments among the 18 lots as well, but I believe there are logical explanations for those. The “Seinfeld effect” Overhanging the sale of these Porsches was the question of whether there would be a “Seinfeld effect” — wherein Mr. Seinfeld’s celebrity status would enhance prices for those fans of his eponymous TV show or of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” It is hard to distinguish between “celebrity effect” and “noted collector” effect. Whichever it is, we can see something going on when Gooding & Company sold another 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster (left) the same weekend as Seinfeld’s (right). Seinfeld’s car had 3,000 fewer miles, and sold for $363k, a $154k premium over the other car that can be attributed to “the Seinfeld effect” 44 Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding


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Collecting Thoughts The Seinfeld Collection Seinfeld’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder — at $5,335,000, is the model still enjoying a value boost from “the James Dean effect” as well? we compare Mr. Seinfeld’s 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster to an almost-identical example sold later in the auction. The 3,000-mile Seinfeld example was estimated between $250k and $325k, and it sold for $363k. The similar lot with 6,000 miles was estimated between $220k and $250k and sold for $209k, a tidy $154k difference. Given the close similarity of the two Speedsters in color, specifica- tion and condition, I see a “Seinfeld effect” here. In all, the Seinfeld collection did $22 million against an estimate of $23m to $30m. Of the 17 lots that sold, five exceeded high estimate, six lots were within estimate, and six below low estimate. This rectangular distribution indicates that, while the estimates were “fair,” and showed neither high nor low bias, actual prices displayed high volatility. Much of that volatility and the total sale figure shortfall can be as- cribed to a small number of lots that demonstrate that, in this market, while superb goods will bring fabulous prices, cars with stories, or in the case of the 917/30, no story, will languish. The cars tell the story Let’s examine a few of the more noteworthy transactions. The top lot to my mind was the Porsche 550 Spyder, chassis 5500060. The price realized fell nicely within the estimate band of $5m–$6m. Given the spectacular condition and originality of this car, it was fairly sold even at its huge price of $5,335,000. I am aware of perhaps one other 550 as good. Among knowledgeable Spyder people, the value of the various models is thought to correlate with the evolution of the models, the lowest being the 550, our subject car, and the highest being the RS 60/61s. Factory team racers would demand prices even higher. So far, actual auction results give the pricing edge to the lowly 550. I have no rationale for this apparently aberrant phenomenon, as the later cars are vastly superior, and can ascribe it only to a “James Dean effect.” Dean’s death behind the wheel of 5500055 in 1955 created a legend that still endures. Another big price, this time on the high side, was the 1974 911 Carrera RSR IROC racer. It exceeded its high estimate by $800k, reflecting the charismatic nature of the IROC RSRs in the U.S. market, Mr. Seinfeld’s reputation as a knowledgeable collector who does things right, and the generally strong demand and prices for RSRs overseas. Given the aggregate $1.6m shortfall below low estimate for the whole collection, we can see that two lots bore the brunt of the market’s disdain: the 917/30 Can-Am car, which sold $2m below low estimate, Seinfeld’s 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder — likely owing to its condition, it sold at $2,860,000, below the $3.8m low estimate and the RSK Spyder, which sold $1m below low estimate. Notably, the 917/30 is an absolutely real car. Its problems arise from its assembly as a car for the abortive 1974 season. The actual Penske 917/30 (917/30-02) that our subject imitates destroyed all comers in the 1973 Can-Am series. Consequently the 917/30 type was essentially outlawed for the 1974 Can-Am series. There were three strikes against our subject 917/30: it was tarted up to look like what it wasn’t — the 1973 Penske car. The car also lacks racing history. Finally, 917/30s have a reputation for being monstrously fast, which they are; complex, which they are; and, consequently, not the thing for a casual track day. The market punishes less-than-perfect stories The other significant shortfall came from the sale of RSK chassis 718019. This car had required frame repairs and a complete re-skinning. The restoration was by the renowned Joe Cavaglieri, and it is an example of his immaculate work. Sadly, the car’s impeccable presentation and fine competition his- tory failed to offset the condition problem. If we compensate for its more desirable RSK identity compared with the 550, we can see how badly this market punishes anything less than the best. Our subject RSK is an exceptional runner, and despite the reskin- ning story, quite a fine example of the model. Certainly, the new buyer was the beneficiary of a market inefficiency, as the car was worth every bit of the estimate. On that day there weren’t two bidders who recognized this opportunity, and consequently the successful bidder enjoyed a brilliant success. A successful sale Ultimately, condition always trumps history (unless the car in question is a hard-to-use, no-history 917/30). This we saw with the astonishing $121k price for the unrestored Seinfeld VW. Here, a $35k estimate and wonderful condition made this car the “cheapest house in the neighborhood” — and a mere economic triviality to the serious collectors who bid for it on impulse. In sum, Mr. Seinfeld got paid for his fine reputation in Porsche circles. In all, he should be very pleased with the results. He sold successfully into a pretty jaded market that punishes any kind of a story. Well done and fairly sold. ♦ Seinfeld’s 917/30 Can-Am was one of the collection’s disappointments, falling $2m below its low estimate 46 Honorable mention — it’s not a Porsche, but Seinfeld’s 1960 Volkswagen Beetle beat its $55k top estimate handily, selling for $121k Sports Car Market Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding Pierre Hedary Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding Chester Allen


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Legal Files John Draneas Keeping the IRS Away from Your Cars Possible changes in the political landscape — and in IRS regulations — make early tax planning a must this year If you give the Porsche to your kids while you’re still living, they keep your $450,000 basis. When they sell it for $1 million, they pay the income tax on the $550,000 gain. So, you might save some estate tax with the gift, but the kids end up paying the income tax. With income tax rates up and estate tax rates down, the differential has shrunken. Politics Taxes are inherently political, and it makes a huge difference which candidates get elected. Now that the race has narrowed down some, it is easier to focus on the possibilities. But it’s not as simple as picking the next president — we also have to consider which party is going to control the Congress — the Senate in particular and its 60% filibuster rule. If Bernie Sanders wins, there’s little doubt T he would push for higher income and estate tax rates. If we also have a Democratic-controlled Congress, it’s open season. If Hillary Clinton wins, one would expect the same push — although not as strong as Sanders’. If a Republican wins — and we have a ax planning time is usually the end of the year. But this year, between the uncertainties of the presidential election, the IRS working on eliminating some of our favorite tax-planning techniques, the current softness in the collector car market, and interest rates possibly going up, it makes sense for the savvy collector to start early on tax planning. Today’s tax rates You have probably noticed that income tax rates have gone up in the past couple of years. The maximum federal tax rate on ordinary income is up to 39.6%. We also have a 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) add-on that hits many investors. Then we have state income taxes, many of which run around 10% or more. If you sell a collector car that you have owned for more than one year, your gain is taxable as a long-term capital gain. The maximum federal rate is 20% (we will come back to a recent development on the 28% rate). But add the 3.8% NIIT and say, a 10% state tax rate, and it can be a 33.8% total tax rate. Estate taxes, meanwhile, have dropped. We now have a roughly $5.4 million exemption which is inflation-adjusted annually. A married couple can combine their exemptions and transfer around $10.8 million estate tax-free. Above that, it’s a flat 40% federal tax. That’s a lower estate tax burden than before for most people, but we also have state estate taxes to deal with — with highest honors going to Washington and its 19% maximum rate. But here’s the big wrinkle: We’ve always used gifting as a way to save taxes, but today the benefits of gifting are not as clear. Say, for example, you bought a Porsche Carrera GT new for $450,000. It’s worth about $1 million today. If you died and left it to your kids, your estate would pay estate tax on the $1 million value, but your kids could sell it right away and not pay any income tax. That is because of what we call the “basis step-up” at death. Since the Porsche is exposed to estate tax, your $450,000 basis “steps up” to the $1 million estate tax value. 48 Republican-controlled Congress — we can probably say goodbye to the estate tax. There would be downward pressure on the income tax, but perhaps more so with capital-gain reduction. But if the Democrats control Congress, tax rates may stay much the same. Also, keep in mind that Donald Trump has not talked like a huge tax-cutter, and John Kasich is a budget-balancer who may need to preserve tax revenues. Put all of this together, and it looks like waiting for lower rates doesn’t seem all that promising — and they could go up. Some of our favorite tax-planning techniques, such as GRATs and sales to grantor trusts, are tied to interest rates. If interest rates rise, which most observers expect but can’t predict the timing, these techniques will not work as well as they do with today’s low rates. IRS mischief One of our best tax planning techniques is the family limited part- nership or LLC (FLP). By transferring your collector cars to an FLP, you can gift partial interests to your family and take advantage of substantial valuation discounts that can reduce the gift and estate tax value of the entire collection. Here is a simple example of how an FLP could work: Say you trans- fer your $1 million car collection to an LLC. That is a tax-free transaction since you own 100% of the LLC. Next, you give 10% of the LLC to each of your three kids, and 21% to your wife, leaving you 49%. The 10% gifts to each of the kids carry $100,000 of inherent value, but they are minority interests. As such, they would be valued on a discount basis at, say for example, $60,000. The gift to your wife is tax-free due to your marital deduction. Your retained 49% interest is also a minority interest commanding the same discount. Add all the interests together, and you get about $600,000 of total gift and estate tax value, even though $1 million of cars are held in the LLC. That’s $400,000 of value that just slips through the cracks. Our ability to achieve the valuation discounts is based upon the vari- ous design characteristics of the FLP that reduce the marketability and control of the ownership interests. Sports Car Market


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Some years ago, Congress adopted a provision known as §2704 that restricts our design flexibility in this regard. The major exception is that design characteristics that are generally provided under state law are all acceptable. Once that exception became law, tax lawyers all around the country went to work changing their states’ laws so that the default provisions were all the ones we wanted to have to maximize valuation discounts. The IRS hasn’t liked that, and they have been working on regula- tions that would limit our ability to rely on state law standards. They’ve recently been making noise that their new regulations are coming out “imminently.” Once the regulations come out, the benefits of FLPs will be reduced. But FLPs created before the regulations come out will almost certainly be grandfathered, so now is the time to act. More on the hit list Another useful technique is a grantor trust. This is a complicated trust to explain, but think of it as schizophrenic. The trust beneficiaries are your kids, and transfers to the trust are completed gifts. However, the trust is designed so that the grantor trust rules treat you as the “owner” of the assets inside the trust for income tax purposes only. This sounds pretty weird, but pair it up with an FLP and you can do some great planning. Start by transferring your car collection to an LLC owned 100% by you. Next, gift part of the LLC to a grantor trust established for your kids. Now, you and the trust share ownership of the LLC. However, for income tax purposes, you still own the LLC and it is disregarded for income tax purposes. Weird, yes, but stay with me. Now you want to use the cars owned by the LLC. You hire an appraiser to tell you how much rent you have to pay to keep things at arm’s length. But since you are considered the owner of the whole thing, you are essentially paying rent to yourself, so the rent does not produce taxable income. But the cash does go into the LLC, which uses it to pay the maintenance costs on the cars. (It goes without saying that your kids aren’t going to be helping with the expenses!) Put that all together, you’ve moved value out of your estate, everything is valued on a discount basis — and you are building wealth for your kids. Plus, you can still use the cars. If you don’t want to make a big gift, you can sell part of the LLC to the trust for a note. It all still works the same way, but as the cars are sold, part of the proceeds go to the trust, and it uses the cash to pay down the debt owed to you. As you may have guessed, these transactions are on the IRS hit list. They work today, but a big Democratic victory could cause them to disappear next year. Selling cars this year “Legal Files” has said repeatedly that the 20% long-term capital gains rate applies to sales of collector cars. The tax code does provide for a 28% rate on collectibles, but the tax-law definition of a “collectible” does not seem to include cars. A recent case in the U.S. Tax Court involved exactly this issue, and we were eagerly anticipating the first case decision on the subject. Before the battle could be fully drawn, the IRS conceded the case without explanation. That could mean that the IRS knew it was wrong. But it could also just mean that the IRS had some internal problem with case development and chose to wait to fight another day. We have no way of knowing. Either way, this case does not establish a precedent. Savvy collectors will report and use the 20% rate — but will also obtain a formal legal opinion ahead of time to support the filing. That way, if the IRS does challenge and establish that the 28% rate applies, you should be protected from filing penalties. A legal opinion is pretty cheap insurance, and the cost is deductible to boot. ♦ 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 2016 49


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne What We’ve Lost in Global Cars Today it’s a challenge to find the difference between new cars from Korea and Germany experience. It doesn’t matter if the engine is a 2-cylinder Fiat Topolino, a Flat-4 Lancia or a V8 Maserati, every straightaway and turn on the way to the butcher shop is like a stage on the Mille Miglia or Giro di Sicilia. Nervous, highly strung and as brilliant as an operatic tenor belting out an exciting string of top notes, Italian cars of all types demand that the driver actively participate in the trip. In an Italian car, you would not lazily tune the radio with one hand while casually holding the wheel with the other, elbow resting on the windowsill as you consider the countryside slowly passing by outside. It’s one of the reasons Italy never seems to have succeeded in any major way with big, soft, quiet luxury sedans. And needless to say, the country that brought us the phrases “bella figura,” “la dolce vita” and the word “sprezzatura” — the art of looking good, living well and projecting effortless presence — also gave us some of the most beautiful cars ever created. All of them are unmistakably from the hands of the descendants of Michelangelo and Brunelleschi. Alas, they just don’t make ’em like this anymore G lobalization is a concept most often spoken of in terms of finance, trade and manufacturing. However, I’ve been thinking about how the fall of national boundaries triggered an unfortunate impact on the nature of the cars we drive — and how we relate to the collector cars of tomorrow. A car once reflected the specific needs, enthusiasm and character of where it was designed and built. While the automobile industry has, from its very inception, been an international business, more often than not, a customer chose his transport because of — not despite — its national origins. Generalizations are often dangerous and misleading. However, massive amounts of evidence confirm certain truths — and sometimes the exceptions prove the rule. Travel along with me for a bit. Going fast and smoothing out the rough France was a pioneer in the development of the motorcar, with some of the most sophisticated and advanced engineering concepts coming from Panhard et Levassor and De Dion Bouton. Motor racing had its birth there as well, as manufacturers sought to prove both the power — and more importantly, the reliability — of their products in dramatic city-tocity contests. An irony emerges here, for as the 20th century progressed and automotive technology rode along with it, roads in France were some of the worst on the planet. That defect was responsible for one of the acknowledged assets of the best of French cars — almost all had very compliant, flexible suspensions that kept the car on the road no matter how pocked, uneven or broken. It culminated in the development of the incredible hydropneumatic magic carpet ride of the Citroën DS — a combination of control and plush that has never been truly equaled. French cars also brought a unique approach to style and detail that set them apart in the market. We’ll ignore for the moment that some of what is regarded as the height in French style was created by Italian expatriates such as Giuseppe Figoni and Flaminio Bertoni, but they and their Gallic compatriots certainly knew what looked right on the Boulevard Haussmann and in the Bois de Boulogne. Demanding and alive In Italy, an ebullient and competitive spirit can be felt in the air. No matter if it’s wait- ing for a bus, buying vegetables in the market or explaining to a government functionary why you need to do something expressly forbidden, Italians bring a vibrant, alive energy to everyday activities. How could they be expected to leave that when behind the wheel? Almost every car built in Italy from 1920 through this century delivered a connected, entertaining driving 50 Crossing a continent In America, the distances that Henry Ford and his products helped diminish were — and still are — vast. One could talk of European continent crossing in a car, but to conceive of driving 3,000 miles and still being in the same nation is a completely different concept. How to best accomplish this herculean feat? Preferably in a car large and comfortable enough for driving six or seven hours at a time. This car’s engine could run at or near its performance peak while not approaching its mechanical limits. Thus was the powerful, but low-revving, robustly built Yankee “tank” born. Combining dashing Hollywood glamour and the bold, confident assurance of a nation that stretched between two of the world’s greatest oceans, the Packards, Cadillacs and even the Ford V8s from the 1930s through the 1950s were cars that could have come from nowhere else on Earth. The 1953 Buick Skylark or 1955 Chrysler C-300 don’t ride over bumps in the road — they simply crush them. Even when the United States did sports cars, they still came from the same place. Not for us the spindly, fragile and super lightweight. We would face the opposition with horsepower and creature comforts at the same time. Who needs to fiddle with side curtains, a camping tent top and the noisy wind roar of an MG you needed to keep flogging to get up to speed, when you could have the power windows, tightly sealing removable hard top and signal-seeking radio of a Thunderbird and the grunt of its effortless V8? With the new cars of today being distinguishable largely by their badge, it would be a challenge for a blindfolded driver (a professional driver on a closed course, with proper supervision and precautions, certainly) to tell the difference between a car from Korea and one from Germany. It wasn’t always that way and it’s a not an improve- ment — globalization indeed. 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Feature 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Racing — and Beating — the Rain Judges — including Publisher Martin — hightailed all over the grounds to evaluate all the cars before the promised deluge began by Carl Bomstead a great way to get new blood into the hobby. The Saturday evening gala, featuring a discussion with honoree Hans-Joachim Stuck, was a sold-out success. One of the seminars, sponsored by Shell/ Pennzoil, brought prominent engine builders together to discuss their craft. The other seminar, “BMW Drivers of the Ultimate Driving Machine,” featured a lively panel of famous race car drivers, including concours honoree Hans-Joachim Stuck. Both seminars were well attended and fascinating — and at times, rather amusing. The Eight Flags Road Tour, held on Friday prior to the concours, takes many of the entrants on a tour of Amelia Island, which is rich in history, and concludes with the cars parked in the city of Fernandina Beach for all to enjoy. Trophies and winning racers Every year, Bill Warner and his staff come 1952 Pegaso Z-102, winner of Best in Show Concours de Sport I nclement weather — actually a massive thunderstorm — was forecast for the 21st Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 13, and contingency plans were in place. Judges — including Publisher Martin — hightailed all over The Golf Club of Amelia Island fairways and The Ritz Carlton grounds to evaluate all the cars before the promised deluge began. Fortunately, the rains held off until the late afternoon, and by then the 320 show cars were safely tucked away. Car Week East The Amelia Island Concours has evolved into Car Week East, as the activities now begin early in the week and it is impossible to take it all in. There are now five auctions, and RM Sotheby’s remains the longterm concours partner, with bidding at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island. In addition there are two seminars, the Eight Flags Road Tour, numerous test-driving experiences, book signings, a silent auction and numerous vendors with an assortment of motoring-related items. On Saturday morning, Details Plan ahead: The 22nd Annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for March 10–12, 2016 Where: The Ritz-Carlton hotel and The Golf Club of Amelia Island Tour: The Eight Flags Road Tour takes many of the entrants on a tour of historic Amelia Island Number of entries: 320 Cost: Concours admission is $120 for adults and $50 for students 12 to 18 years old. Other weekend events have varying prices. Web: www.ameliaconcours.org 54 the show field — two fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island — turns into Cars & Coffee at the Concours. Locals — and some visitors from far away — present their cars for the large gathering of enthusiasts to enjoy. Cars & Coffee is free to all, and it’s a great time for all as well. This event always attracts lots of families and younger car enthusiasts, and it’s up with an entertaining class that is both amusing and exciting. In the past it has included “Cars of the Cowboys” and “What Were They Thinking?” This year it was spectacular. “Trophy Cars” brought a dozen or so of the world’s most prominent racing trophies to a display in The Ritz Carton lobby. On Concours Sunday, the trophies were displayed on the show field — right next to cars that actually won the trophies. The trophies included the WheelerSchebler, BorgWarner, Vanderbilt Cup, and the Race of Two Worlds among others. It was a most impressive display, and it is doubtful it will ever be duplicated. The concours opened with SCM’s own Donald Osborne singing the national anthem and Hans-Joachim Stuck driving the Rothmans Porsche 962C onto the field. It was the Porsche that he co-drove in 1986 to an overall win at Le Mans. If you did not see it, you certainly heard it! Pegaso and Rolls-Royce win big One of the featured classes presented was Pegaso, the Spanish sports car that was intended to relaunch Spain into the industrial world after World War II. They were technologically innovative and widely acclaimed, but only 84 were produced. Thirteen Pegaso cars were presented, and the stunning 1952 Z-102, with its supercharged V8 and redwall tires, won Best in Show, Concours de Sport. It was entered by the famed Louwman Museum from The Hague, Netherlands. Another featured class presented rare and unusual Porsche 356s. Other featured classes included the 100th anniversary of BMW and Cord automobiles. The Best in Show, Concurs d’Elegance was presented to the spec- tacular 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II from Helen and Jack Nethercutt’s Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, CA. The 22nd annual Amelia Island Concurs d’Elegance will be held March 10–12, 2016, at The Ritz Carlton, and you can be assured it will be an event well worth your presence. ♦ Sports Car Market Chester Allen


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Feature 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance SCMers at Amelia Island Don Ahearn—Kismet, NY Class: PO—1955 Porsche 356 Speedster H. DeWayne Ashmead—Fruit Heights , UT Class: RC—1920 Dodge Brothers Speedster/racer Howard and Diane Banaszak —Fort Lauderdale , FL Class: RC1—1951 Cooper MG “Joy 500” John H. Barrett—Athens, GA Class: SC1—1952 Allard J2X Denis Bigioni—Pickering, Ontario, CAN Class: RC1—1948 Talbot-Lago T26C Robert and Susan Bishop—New Canaan, CT Class: PG—1954 Pegaso Z-102 touring berlinetta Bill and Becky Brian —Winter Park, FL Class: RR1—1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley roadster Kim and Stephen Bruno—Boca Raton, FL Class: RC2—1964 Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite prototype Joe Buzzetta—St. James, NY Class: RC3—1969 Porsche 908 Spyder John and Suzanne Campion—Jacksonville, FL Class: RC3—1985 Lancia Delta S4 Bruce Canepa—Scotts Valley, CA Class: HS—1985 Porsche 962C Karra L. Canum—San Jose, CA Class: BMW—1958 BMW 503 Series II cabriolet Dennis Chookaszian—Wilmette, IL Class: AC—1931 Marmon Sixteen Sharon and Richie Clyne—Las Vegas, NV Class: RRSG—1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost limousine The Jeff Cobb Collection—Baton Rouge, LA Class: SC4—1969 DeTomaso Mangusta Bordinat prototype Kevin Cogan—Louisville, KY Class: FGT—1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Kevin Cogan—Louisville, KY Class: FO—1960 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet Series II Corky and Theresa Coker—Chattanooga, TN Class: HCB—1909 Lozier J Briarcliff roadster Roy and Linda Crowninshield—Asheville, NC Class: RC—1935 MG NA Special The Phil Daigrepont Collection—Kenner, LA Class: RC3—1978 Toj SC-206 Drs. Joanne and Edward Dauer—Coral Springs, FL Class: C16—1930 Cadillac 452 sport phaeton A. Dano Davis Collection—Jacksonville , FL Class: C—1930 Cord L-29 SWB Town Car by Murphy Class: D—1929 Duesenberg J-192 convertible coupe Dirk and Alexandra de Groen—Coral Gables, FL Class: BMW—1937 BMW 328 Manny Dragone—Westport, CT Class: CBD—1967 Exemplar 1 concept car Marlene and Gene Epstein—Newton, FL Class: RR2 —1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Edward Fallon—Ham Lake, MN Class: SC—1924 Voisin C4S Sport Tourisme Charles and Sally Ferrell—Oklahoma City, OK Class: RC2 —1966 Brabham BT-8 Joesph and Cynny Freeman—Boston, MA Class: SC1—1947 HRG 1100 John and Karen Gerhard—Ambler, PA Class: FGT—1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Lee Giannone—Yardley, PA Class: HS—1985 Porsche 962 Martha Glasser—Virginia Beach, VA Class: FGT—1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Stanley P. Gold—Burbank, MN Class: PO—1952 Porsche America roadster 56 Jay Goldman—Old Westbury, NY Class: FGT—1961 Ferrari 250 SWB berlinetta Linda and Paul Gould—Pawling, NY Class: ECC—1937 Delage D8-120 Rick Grant—Dayton, OH Class: ECC—1935 Bugatti Type 57 Tom and Vivienne Haines—Ruxton, M.D. Class: C1—1936 Cord 810 phaeton Lynn and Michael Harling—Dallas, TX Class: BMW—1957 BMW 503 cabriolet Edward l. Herbst—East Hampton, NY Class: B—1957 Bentley S1 Park Ward coupe Clyde and Barbara Horst—Lancaster, PA Class: AP—1956 Lincoln Premiere Mark Hyman—St. Louis, MO Class: D—1932 Duesenberg J-354 Victoria coupe Alex Joyce—Nashville, TN Class: HC—1910 Lion-Peugeot V2Y2 Sport a Chaines Craig A. Kappel—Chatham, MA Class: MB2—1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S coupe Richard Kocka—Redding, CT Class: PG—1955 Pegaso Z-102 coupe by Saoutchik berlinetta prototype Irwin Kroiz—Ambler, PA Class: RC2—1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R SFM-5R534 Howard and Rosalind Kroplick—East Hills, NY Class: TC—1909 AlCO-6 Vanderbilt Cup racer John Kruse—Auburn, IN Class: SC1—1950 Nash-Healey serial #1 roadster Sam Lehrman—Palm Beach, FL Class: AC1—1934 Packard Custom Dietrich Stationary Coupe Jon Leinkuehler —Pittsburgh, PA Class: RR1—1931 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom 1 Derby phaeton Guy Lewis—Pinecrest, FL Class: MB2 —1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 William Lightfoot—Vienna, VA Class: PC—1965 Porsche 356C Dr. Richard D. Lisman—Southampton, NY Class: RC—1929 Aston Martin LM3 Mike and Barbara Malamut, Malamut Auto Museum— Thousand Oaks, CA Class: PC—1955 Porsche Continental coupe J.W. Marriott Jr.—Bethesda, MD Class: RC1 —1957 Ferrari TRC-500 The Peter McFarlane Family—Calgary, Alberta, CAN Class: PG—1954 Pegaso Z-102B touring berlinetta Tom McGough—Shareview, MN Class: PG—1962 Pegaso Z-103 Touring Panoramica Berlinetta Tom McIntyre—Burbank, CA Class: TA—1968 Chevrolet Penske Camaro Don and Diane Meluzio—York, PA Class: SDB—1968 Bizzarrini 5300 Spyder S.I. Henry S. Miller —Greenwich, CT Class: SC1—1947 Cisitalia 202 SC Richard H. Molke Jr.—Short Hills, NJ Class: LM—1965 Lamborghini 350GT Don and Carol Murray—Laguna Beach, CA Class: SC2—1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Ross and Beth Myers—Boyertown, PA Class: C1—1937 Cord 812 supercharged phaeton Neidel Family Trust—Tulsa, OK Class: N—1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass Bill and Kim Ockerlund—Holland, MI Class: TA—1969 Chevrolet Penske Camaro Chris and Lilla Ohrstrom—The Plains, VA Class: SC—1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Pininfarina Special Larry Page—Crozier, VA Class: FO—1969 Ferrari 365 GTS Jerry Pantis—Beaconsfield, Quebec, CAN Class: FGT—1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C Alloy Robert Pass—St. Louis, MO Class: SC2—1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 roadster Tom and Kathryn Peck—Laguna Beach , CA Class: FGT—1959 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale Tom Pesikey—Wilmington, DE Class: BMW—1958 BMW 507 Anthony Reale—Watchung, NJ Class: SC—1934 MG PA Dean Rogers —Santa Fe, NM Class: SC3—1960 Aston Martin DB4 Eric Roturier and Patrick Caldentey—Fuveaux, France Class: GC—1979 Greenwood Corvette Espirit Calgary The Frank Rubion Collection—Pinecrest, FL Class: SC1—1948 Allard M1 drophead coupe Michael Ryan —North Barrington, IL Class: SC2—1955 Swallow Doretti Ed Schoenthaler—Oak Brook, IL Class: B—1952 Bentley Mk VI Park Ward drophead coupe Class: SDC—1930 Cord L-29 Speedster Jerry Seinfeld Collection—New York, NY Class: PC—1959 Porsche Carrera GS Class: PO—1952 Porsche America roadster Jack and Gwen Simpson—Dallas, TX Class: SC—1935 MG PB Airline coupe Orin and Stephaine Smith —Jupiter, FL Class: RR2 —1959 Rolls-Royce Estate Wagon Class: SC1—1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Tom Smith and Dan Polak—Nashville, TN Class: SC1—1950 Maserati A6 1500 PF DeNean Stafford—Tifton, GA Class: RRSG—1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer Mary and Ted Stahl—Chesterfield Township, MI Class: D—1934 Duesenberg J-486 Arlington sedan Class: SDC—1931 Cord L-29 Lagrande speedster Tom and Dee Stegman—Cincinnati, OH Class: LM —1972 Lamborghini Miura The Elton B. Stephens Collection—Birmingham, AL Class: SC3—1961 Maserati 3500 GT Coupe Speciale by Frua Martin and Dottie Stickley—Brentwood, TN Class: RC1—1956 Austin-Healey 100M David Sydorick —Beverly Hills, CA Class: SC3—1965 Alfa Romeo TZ1 Jim Taylor—Gloversville, NY Class: SC1—1954 Cunningham C3 Chris Trefz—Westport, CT Class: AC1—1932 Packard 903 coupe roadster Myron and Kim Vernis—Akron, OH Class: CBD—1953 Paxton Phoenix Billy Weaver—Greenville, SC Class: FGT—1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Jim and Stacey Weddle—St. Louis, MO Class: SC3—1965 Sunbeam Tiger Harrington coupe Lance and Diane White—Cincinnati, OH Class: HS—1980 BMW M1 Group 5 Susan and Henry Wilkinson—Atlantic Beach, FL Class: SC4—1967 Porsche 911S E. Roger Williams and Teresa Hoffman—New Canaan, CT Class: SC2—1956 Austin-Healey 100M Harry Yeaggy—Cincinnati, OH Class: AC1—1934 Packard LeBaron Speedster Dr. Gordon Zimmermann—Farmington, CT Class: RC3—1986 Porsche 962 Sports Car Market


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Feature Amelia Island in Photos A Feast for the Senses The Amelia Island Concours offers no end of photographic opportunities for car lovers and people watchers Judges perform a different kind of scrutineering for this Huffaker Genie Mk 10B 58 Sports Car Market A member o Chad Tyson Chester Allen Chester Allen


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Gooding & Company patrons examine Jerry Seinfeld’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder of the Next Gen photographs an object of the Next Gen June 2016 Oh yeah, that’s a future car guy 59 Chester Allen Chester Allen


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Feature People Watching at Amelia Island Amelia Island Car People It’s a cool car world out there, and here’s who made the scene in Florida Vignettes and photos by Chester Allen Jewelry on wheels Bruce and Tammy Ellison of Knoxville, TN, wandered among the Jerry Seinfeld Collection in the Gooding & Company tent during the auction preview. Tammy stopped at the olive 1958 Porsche 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster and pointed out the special bits. “I’m a lucky man,” Bruce said. “She knows as much — or more — about cars than I do.” “My sister said the other day, ‘Haven’t you seen enough cars?’” Tammy said. “No, I haven’t. This Porsche is very beautiful, and, to me, it’s like a piece of jewelry.” Ray King’s sleeper Alpina An off-white 1971 BMW 2002 Alpina can look like a modest grocery-getter in the sea of high-performance cars that rolled over the Ritz-Carlton’s fairways on Cars & Coffee Saturday. But Ray King of Jacksonville, FL, knows better. He has owned the car for 35 years. “It’s not perfect, but it’s a great car,” he said. “It’s a 150-horsepower, 2,000-pound car and a real sleeper — it’s surprised a lot of people. “It’s mine until I can’t drive anymore,” he said. “The longer I keep it, the more I drive it.” Bob Ida and a 1940 Merc Car designer Bob Ida’s prize- winning 1940 Mercury custom caught the eye — and heart — of fellow custom car builder Don Breslauer of Salisbury, CT, during Saturday’s Cars & Coffee. Breslauer got on his knees and pulled the headlight out of one flowing fender to see how the build looked from the inside. Ida and car owner Jack Kiely spent the whole day showing off the car to crowds of admirers. “It took 8,000 hours,” Ida said. “We worked off a careful design and made sure all the 60 parts and details really worked together and came together.” “When you overdo everything, it helps,” Breslauer said. “I need — want — more time to go over every detail. “Ida has the passion in his gut. This is not work to him — it’s his life.” On the wall and in his heart Car Guy Riley Meeks, age 10, had a great photo partner — his dad — as he shot photos of Ferraris and Lamborghinis with his own camera. “We come out here to see the old cars and the new cars,” said Tom Meeks. “We’re just both car enthusiasts, I guess.” Riley, thanks to trips to the Amelia Island Concours and hours spent playing “Forza Motorsport 5,” easily named each exotic car he saw. And the photos will go up on his bedroom wall — right next to his posters. “I’ve got a LaFerrari and Lamborghinis up there,” he said. “Maybe someday I’ll own one.” A ghost that fears no weather Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts are often concours trailer queens, but not Dave Shaddock’s. Shaddock, of Kildeer, IL, wiped away some dust from the massive fenders of his 1925 Silver Ghost on Concours Sunday, but he wasn’t sweating the looming storm clouds that later shut things down a little early. “We’ve toured this car all over,” he said. “We’re going on a five-day tour of Florida after this concours — we’ve driven this car in plenty of rain.” A full dance card A 1930 BMW 3/15 is hard to find these days, and that means Colleen Sheehan of Newport Beach, CA, has a glovebox full of invitations from concours all over the place. “It’s the 100th anniversary of BMW, and this is the oldest known BMW in the United States,” she said. “I’ve owned this car since I was 8, and it won third in its class at Pebble Beach in 2003.” ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 Boca Raton Concours Playing in the Big Leagues What was a really nice car show 10 years ago is now a world-class concours d’elegance Story and photos by Bill Rothermel to 1958 amassed by 97-year-old Shirley Stone and her late husband, Arthur. This museum is definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. Check it out at www.antiquecarmuseum.org. Saturday featured several seminars and an evening black-tie gala with car guy Jay Leno providing world-class entertainment. More than 1,100 people attended, and they helped add to the millions of dollars (yes, you are reading that correctly) raised for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County during the weekend. Concours winners Perfect skies greeted crowds on Concours Sunday, and Leno paid a visit as well, choosing his favorite “Big Dog” motorcycle and car. Leno’s top choices were Bridget Paul Bloch’s 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 coupe by Figoni et Falaschi, winner of four awards & Club from February 19 to 21. For the 10th anniversary of the Boca Raton Concours there was depth G to the classes — and lots of potential contenders for Best in Class awards. These were cars worthy of not only a car show — but also a concours. Packard was the featured marque, with 38 cars buoyed from a meet- ing of the South Florida Region of the Packard Club. Yes, that included some drivers, but lots of great cars, too. Ditto for the Classic Car Club of America, which hosted a national Grand Classic in conjunction with this year’s event and brought another 24 cars to the show field. A full weekend of fun Always a “seen and be seen” celebration, Friday’s duPont Registry Live Hangar party at the Boca Raton Airport boasted record crowds. Earlier in the day, attendees enjoyed a private tour of the all-Packard Fort Lauderdale Car Museum — a collection of nearly 50 Packards from 1909 Details Plan ahead: The 11th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for February 10–12, 2017 Where: The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL Number of entries: More than 200 cars and motorcycles Cost: Regular concours admission is $60 Steven Cooley Jr.’s rare 1942 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette, Best in Class winner for American Closed Cars 1925–49 62 Web: www.bocaratonconcours.com Orin Smith’s 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF 200C Spider, Best Open Post-War Car and People’s Choice Award winner Sports Car Market ive the Boca Boys some credit. What I described in my first review 10 years ago as a “deluxe car show” is certainly not that anymore. They have definitely upped their game — with 217 cars and 57 motorcycles in play at the Boca Raton Resort Hagood’s owner-restored 1967 Dodge Charger and a 1938 Brough Superior 11-50 with sidecar from Jack Wells’ collection. Robert Jenson took home Best in Class and Best in Show honors with his 1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Tourer originally built for Fatty Arbuckle and modified by Don Lee Coach & Body Works. Best in Show Motorcycle was presented to Bryan Caskey’s 1915 Yale Model 57. Daniel Johnson’s 1929 Peerless 8-125 7-Passenger Sedan that was lit- erally completed the night prior to the concours took Best in Class honors among Closed Pre-War American Classics 1925–34. Helen and Richard Harding’s meticulous 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster was awarded Best in Class honors in the American Classic Open 1925–34 category. Steven Cooley Jr.’s rare 1942 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette was presented the Best in Class in the American Production Closed Cars 1925–49. Best in Class honors American Production Closed 1960–75 went to Evan Stone’s highly optioned 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS coupe. Orin Smith’s 1953 Lancia Aurelia PF 200C Spider received the Best Open Post-War Car and People’s Choice Award. Big winner of the day was Paul Bloch, whose 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 coupe by Figoni et Falaschi received four honors, including the Timeless Elegance and Rolling Sculpture Awards. ♦


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Ferrari Profile 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder This car should have been worth more than the Baillon car, but the market said otherwise by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1960–63 Number produced: 56 Original list price: $12,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $16,005,000; high sale, $18,644,874 Tune-up cost: $3,500 Distributor caps: $550 Chassis # location: Left frame member by steering box Engine # location: Right rear motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante coupe, 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 long chassis, 1955 Jaguar D-type SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2871GT Engine number: 2871 I n late 1957, just as production of Pininfarina’s Series I cabriolet was getting under way, Ferrari was in the process of developing a new open 250 GT variant for the booming North American market. Ferrari’s leading United States dealers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, impressed upon the factory the need for a simple, dual-purpose 250 GT spider — a car that could be used to commute during the week and then raced with success on the weekend. Faithful to its original concept, the LWB California Spyder was often put to use as a GT racing car. California Spyders achieved a remarkable degree of success in racing, including a 5th-place finish at Le Mans, a class win at Sebring, and many victories in SCCA B-production events. Between 1957 and 1963, Ferrari built just 106 250 GT California Spyders — 50 of the early LWB version and 56 of the final SWB variant. Chassis 2871GT is among the most desirable California Spyders; it is an SWB version featuring the highly attractive covered-headlight treatment that Scaglietti applied to just 37 examples. Gianfranco Frattini, a designer whose works can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art and Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, paid 5,500,000 lire ($8,800) for his new Ferrari in 1961. 66 Early on in Frattini’s ownership, 2871GT made a cameo appearance in Vittorio De Sica’s Academy Award-winning feature film “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The 1963 comedy starred Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Loren plays the wife of a wealthy industrialist. She crashes her husband’s RollsRoyce while driving with her lover Renzo (Mastroianni) and then hitches a ride with the driver of the California Spyder, abandoning the Rolls and Renzo on the side of the road. Since 1985, 2871GT has been a part of his prominent Italy-based stable of important cars. It has not been publicly exhibited since its appearance at Ferrari Days in Modena more than three decades ago. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 69, sold for $17,160,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 11, 2016. Ferrari’s production model lineup for 1961 included the recently introduced 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, the 4-passenger 250 GTE 2+2, the open-top 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II, the 250 GT SWB California and the ultra-high-end 400 Superamerica coupe and cabriolet. This was an exciting group of cars — and all but one model currently sells for more than a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Baillon Collection) Lot 59, s/n 2935GT Condition 4- Sold at $18,644,874 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 2/6/15 SCM# 257236 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Lot 129, s/n 3095GT Condition 1- Sold at $16,830,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/15 SCM# 266316 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Lot 130, s/n 2505GT Condition 1- Not sold at $11,480,000 RM Sotheby’s, Cernobbio, ITA, 5/23/15 SCM# 265894 Sports Car Market Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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million dollars. The SWB California was introduced in 1960 to update the previous 250 LWB California. The LWB California was a sister to the 250 Tour de France, a dual-purpose berlinetta named after its success in the famous race. Both were built on a 2,600-mm wheelbase chassis and featured a 3-liter V12 engine. The California was designed for the American market, and in par- ticular, for the temperate climate of its namesake state. It was nearly an open-top version of a dual-purpose race car. The early LWB examples were a bit on the primitive side, with ill-fitting tops, uncomfortable seating, flexible chassis, marginal brakes and just-good-enough bodywork. George Arents, who was one of Luigi Chinetti’s backers in the North American Racing Team (NART), went so far as to write Stan Nowak a letter for Nowak’s Ferrari California book, noting, “Next to the 500 TRC and the 6-cylinder inline racing cars, the type California was the worst car to ever wear the Ferrari badge.” NYC commuting really wasn’t the purpose that a California was designed for, so Mr. Arents’ opinion should be taken lightly. A better Spyder The SWB California addressed some of the issues of the early version. The chassis was shortened by 200 mm (about eight inches) to 2,400 mm, which decreased flex and improved handling. Other mechanical updates included a switch from an inside- to an outside-plug engine and a switch from drum to disc brakes. Spotters will notice a lower bodyline on SWB Californias compared with the LWB. The SWB also has a depression in the hood forward of the scoop that the LWB does not. The vent in the front fender of the SWB has two fins, and the LWB has three fins. The late SWB models featured more comfortable seating, wool carpeting and a leather-covered dash. Ferrari updates are evolutionary, and noted updates do not necessarily coincide exactly with the wheelbase switch. In very expensive company There have been four notable sales of SWB Californias during the past couple years. Gooding’s sale of 2871GT for $17,160,000 this year was the top sale of the Amelia weekend and the 11th-highest auction sale on SCM’s “Million-Dollar Sales” list. Ironically, that sale nudged Gooding’s 2015 $16.8 million sale of 3095GT from number 11 to number 12 on SCM’s list. Even more impressive, Gooding’s sale of 2903GT in 2014 for $15.1 million ranked ninth on the SCM list but has since fallen to 15th. Artcurial’s 2015 sale of the Baillon “barn find” SWB California was the highest known sale of a California. The $18.6 million sale June 2016 67 of 2935GT holds number 8 on SCM’s list and is truly staggering when put in context. You may remember the Baillon California from the sensational pic- tures of it in the corner of a garage covered with so many boxes that it dented the trunk lid. While it was a barn find, 2935GT was a paradox. It may have been as little as 15 years old when retired, but a previous owner had driven the car hard. There were areas of specimen originality, but there also was decay as well as modifications from its delivered configuration. A serious debate continues on whether 2935GT should be preserved or restored. Better — but cheaper — than the Baillon car The buyer of the Baillon 2935GT showed the car at Pebble Beach last year and at Cavallino this year. The attention it garnered was far greater than the best restored car on the field. If attention was his goal, he got his money’s worth. Our subject car, 2871GT, is a good car in impressive condition. It should have been worth more than the Baillon car, but the market said otherwise. Californias are must-have cars for serious Ferrari collections. Rather than being the only Ferrari in the garage, a California is more likely to be found in a room full of Ferraris. Indeed, the same owner of 2871GT also bought a 250 SWB berlinetta not long ago. The same buyer dropped $4.4 million on another Ferrari at Amelia Island before taking his private jet back across the pond. Gooding’s estimate on 2871GT was $15,000,000 to $17,000,000. The final sale just nipped the high end of the estimate. This might have been Monopoly money for the buyer, but it was a lottery win for the seller. The car was purchased in 1985 — when the value would have been in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This car turned out to be an investment of a lifetime for the seller, so the win has to go to him. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)


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English Profile 1965 Lotus Elan S2 If you’re looking for the most nimble British sports car, it’s hard to beat a Series 2 Lotus Elan by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1964–66 Number produced: 1,250 Original list price: $4,206 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $34,600; high sale, $60,500 (this car) Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor Caps: $8 Chassis # location: On plate riveted to left-side firewall and on the chassis Engine # location: Stamped on right side of block and on chassis number plate Club Info: Lotus Ltd. More: www.lotuscarclub.com Alternatives: 1959–74 Austin-Healey Sprite, 1962–65 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce, 1963–68 MGB SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1964 Lotus Elan S2 Lot 18, s/n 264086 Condition 3 Sold at $33,930 Chassis number: 264530 Engine number: LP3132 I ntroduced at October 1962, the Elan roadster followed the Colin Chapman principle of the Earls Court Motor Show in lightweight coachwork coupled with the suspension, brakes and transmission of a race car, and a remarkable new LotusFord twin-cam engine to provide the power. To put this into perspective, this was a time when disc brakes were still two years off for a Porsche, and Ferraris were fitted with a live rear axle. The attention from buyers and the motoring press was immediate, and Chapman quickly realized that a new factory was required to meet the demand. Full production did not start until May of 1963. With 105 horsepower on tap, light in weight and endowed with exceptional road holding and handling, the Elan would prove an immense commercial success for Lotus. Slightly fewer than 9,000 were produced by the time production ceased in 1973, of which only 1,250 were S2 models. As denoted on this car’s chassis plate, 264530 was an original North American market/U.S.-delivered car. It migrated to Canada in 1980, at which time it still wore its original brown paint scheme, albeit in need of some attention as it entered its third decade of existence. At 68 aerodynamic this juncture, a comprehensive restoration was begun, and as the car was disassembled, its owner worked with the most incredible attention to detail and design, taking copious notes and design drawings, and researching each aspect while maintaining receipts for many parts acquired. As time marched on, it would actually be some 20 years before the beautifully restored rolling chassis and superbly painted body in Lotus yellow were reunited. But ultimately, owing to its owner’s death, the car was not completed. Three years ago the Elan and all the spares and parts passed into the hands of a close friend and near neighbor, Tom Munro, a master engineer and top restoration specialist based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, who finished the project in 2015. Close inspection of the car shows very fine attention to detail in both the fit and finish. The Lotus Yellow paint is immaculate, with no evidence of the common GRP body issues. Equally, the underside is very clean, and the suspension and brake components are well detailed. The chrome has been expertly replated and the interior refurbished properly to a very high standard. It comes with the original factory hard top, as well as soft top and tonneau cover. As well as its cosmetics, the me- Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/11 SCM# 183052 1966 Lotus Elan S2 Lot 44, s/n 3615661 Condition 3 Sold at $39,919 H&H Auctions, Stoneleigh Park, U.K., 2/26/11 SCM# 171607 1965 Lotus Elan S2 Lot 10, s/n 4421 Condition 3+ Sold at $20,900 Worldwide Auctioneers, Hilton Head, SC, 1/11/08 SCM# 118592 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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chanical aspects are reported to have been rebuilt and a new stainlesssteel exhaust fitted. It could best be summarized as a true nut-and-bolt restoration. Further, the factory hard top is rather more than a pretty weather accessory, as it improves the aerodynamic punch through the air, and provides faster acceleration and better fuel economy. Chapman’s Elan is recognized universally as one of the truly great sports cars of all time, and perhaps the concluding remarks of the road test report in the February 1964 issue of Car and Driver say it best: “The Elan very simply represents the sports car developed in tune with the state of the art. It comes closer than anything else on the market to providing a formula car for ordinary street use. And it fits like a Sprite, goes like a Corvette and handles like a Formula junior.” This superb Elan is an enthusiast’s car, a driver’s car, and it is ready to deliver unique performance for rally, tour, club event or just simply as a delightful road car. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 168, sold for $60,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 10, 2016. If you’re shopping for a quintessential British sports car of the 1960s, you might choose an E-type Jaguar, a Triumph TR4 or maybe even the last of the MGA line. But if you’re looking for the quickest and most nimble British sports car, it would be hard to do better than a Series 2 Lotus Elan. The Elan came on the heels of the beautiful Lotus Elite, and it solidi- fied Colin Chapman’s commitment to building cars that could be used on the road and on the race track. Light, quick and fun The diminutive Elan weighed just 1,515 pounds, and contemporary American road tests showed actual curb weights as low as 1,485 pounds. The Series 2 Elan engine was based on the 1,558-cc Ford Kent block, but it has an aluminum twin-cam Lotus head on top. Induction came courtesy of dual Weber 40DCOE side-draft carburetors, and the combination was good for 105 horsepower and 108 pound-feet of torque. Performance was impressive for the day, with a 0–60 mph time of 7.5 seconds, but where the Lotus really stood out was in its handling. With a lithe suspension at both ends, you just couldn’t beat one of these on an autocross or gymkhana course. Not cheap fun The retail price on the North American edition of the 1965 Elan was a steep $4,206. For comparison purposes, a sports car buyer could choose an MG Midget or Austin-Healey Sprite for about $2,000, getting 59 horsepower at a similar size and weight to the Lotus. Spridget buyers got half the performance of the Elan for half the price. The Lotus Elan was priced competitively with the Corvette roadster, which carried a tag of $4,106, and it was more expensive than the Sunbeam Tiger at $3,499 or the Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce at $3,514. But each of these competitors hit a different mark on the performance, handling and comfort spectrum. The Lotus Elan fit into the sports car picture as an expensive and extreme choice — much the same as Lotus cars are viewed today. The Elan was small, spartan and quick. It renounced all creature comforts in the name of performance. This was a car designed for the club racer and track enthusiast — not for weekend getaways or highway cruising. That explains why production figures for the Elan range from 9,659 to 12,224 units over the entire production run from 1962 to 1973. The discrepancy in production numbers is a result of the large number of cars sold as kits as a way of skirting British taxes. The Series 2 is best Just 1,250 examples of the Series 2 Elan were made between 1964 and 1966, so it’s fair to say that only a few hundred were made in 1965, and most of those would be U.K.-spec cars. As a North American model, the subject Elan was most likely assembled at the Lotus factory in Cheshunt, England. Among all the Elan variants, the Series 2 Elan is the one to buy be- cause it received several improvements made after the Series 1 cars, including the 1,558-cc engine, revised taillights and a better dashboard, but the car still remains true to the original vision. Beginning with the Series 3 Elan, the factory made an inexplicable change to fixed side-window frames that destroy the top-down beauty of the car. Better than factory-new By all appearances and provenance, this Lotus Elan is about as good as you’re likely to find. Everything was restored properly, and given Lotus’ legendary build-quality issues, this car is certainly in better condition than the day it was put on the boat to America. The yellow paint is a traditional Lotus color, but it is not original to the car. But honestly, would this car be as impressive in brown? Not a chance. The factory hard top completes the tableau to make this a head-turn- ing car at any show or racing event. Park it next to the row of E-Type Jags and the gaggle of various Triumph and MG models, and this Lotus will surely stand out. At a sale price of $60,500, subtracting the auction-house premium yields a final bid price of $55,000. That’s substantially higher than the SCM Pocket Price Guide predicts, but this car is certainly worth top dollar. The adage about buying the best car you can find applies in this case. The buyer of this Lotus will not be disappointed with the car’s potential for green appreciation — whether in cash or envy — in the years to come. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) June 2016 69


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective Mazda was right to use the Lotus Elan as a pattern. Lotus was brilliant in conceiving it 3 By Robert Cumberford I t’s good to see the Lotus Elan become a collector car more than half a century after its debut. Made in too-big numbers and sold at too-low prices, the Elan wasn’t instantly covetable — unlike many Italian exotics. The Elan is nonetheless the sports car of the post-World War II era. Mazda’s Miata, a near- perfect copy — puffed up a significant percentage to suit fatter Americans and deprived of characterful British unreliability by eliminating Joseph Lucas — sold hundreds of thousands more units, but everything good about the Miata came from the decades-earlier, quarterton-lighter Chapman/ Hickman design. Ron Hickman performed wonders with the clear, clean, simple body design. There were no hinges for the hood, as molded-in tabs inserted into molded-in slots did the job. The lip around the Kamm tail served to locate the top bows while you were driving hard. One of the most memorable drives of my life was running an Elan absolutely as fast as I could make it go from the Riviera to Geneva in pre-speed-limit days. It was comfortable and — shockingly — rattle-free. Even more shocking: Nothing failed and nothing broke on that particular day 47 years ago. Mazda was right to use it as a pattern. Lotus was brilliant in conceiving it. ♦ 7 12 70 11 Sports Car Market 1 2 4 5 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The featureless front end was direct, effective and visually appealing. Note the undulating lower profile that gives character to the simple aerodynamic nose. 2 The pop-up headlamps are unfortunate, but there were no alternative lighting technologies at the time, and even when up, they’re a third buried in the overall form. 3 The optional factory hard top took some of its bubble character from the earlier, unsuccessful (as a road car) all-composite-structure Elite. 4 The subtle bulge of the rear fender haunch added a lot of thrust to the design, and the everted lip of the wheel opening added strength to the body molding. 5 A clever lengthening of the door well forward of the A-pillar made it easy to swing your feet into the tight cockpit. 6 The Elan looked better with alloy wheels, but these standard stamped-steel units with a simple hubcap were perfectly satisfactory — aesthetically and practically. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The bumpers were painted plastic — not metal — and they were just as effective but much, much lighter. 8 The pop-over fuel filler is more stylish than the original screw-on type, but it is a bit heavier, which was anathema to the originators of the base design. 9 The windshield could be removed for racing. It provided not one bit of rollover protection as the Miata windshield frame does, but it looks a great deal better. 10 In this view, you can really appreciate the care with which the aerodynamics were handled for excellent penetration and clean flow down the body sides. 11 The curved shape of the body bottom is considerably enhanced if this sill band is painted black. 9 8 10 12 The taillights don’t seem to fit perfectly. That’s because they don’t. They came from another car, and that was something Hickman had to live with, like it or not. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The Elan was enormously influential. Ford clearly stated that the original 1964½ Mustang seats were patterned on those of the Elan, and Toyota’s 2000GT adopted its backbone chassis as well as the general instrument panel configuration. There is an enormously appealing simplicity about the ensemble that led Mazda to essentially copy the Elan — after considerably enlarging it.


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1959 Fiat 1200 TV Roadster The scarcity of trim pieces and the expense of chroming means differences in individual examples count for more than whether it is an 1100 or 1200 by Donald Osborne Details Number produced: 2,360 Original list price: $2,750 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $48,000; high sale, $81,400 Tune-up cost: $285 Chassis # location: Engine bulkhead, on metal plate, also stamped into metal Engine # location: On intake side of block Club: Fiat Club America More: www.fiatclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible, 1962 Corvair Monza convertible, 1959 Renault Caravelle SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1957 Fiat 1200 TV Spider Lot 126, s/n 103G115003704 Condition 3+ Sold at $72,800 Chassis number: 103G115004228 n 1953, Fiat I Keno Brothers, New York, NY, 11/18/15 SCM# 270144 introduced their new 1100-103. The 1955 Trasformabile (Italian for “convertible”) is generally considered the work of Fiat’s design director Fabio Luigi Rapi. Teasingly voluptuous, it had a forward-leaning stance. Divided mesh grilles at the front were complemented by a wrap-around windshield. The haunches were understated but set off with a broad, slightly diagonal molding. Trasformabiles were soon given the Turismo Veloce (fast touring) engine. There was an adjustable steering wheel and roll-up windows provided comfort in all weather. For 1958, the TV option was effectively replaced by a larger 1,221- cc engine, which developed 55 horsepower in standard form. This is one of two examples that were acquired for this particular collection. As with many of the numerous Fiats in this stable, it was acquired because it was a particularly good and original example of its breed. An original, U.S.-delivered car with odometer in miles, it was purchased by the current owners and promptly shipped to their home in Israel. In the mid1980s, it was shipped to Milan, Italy, where it was restored over the course of a year and then brought back to New York. In the current ownership for something approaching 34 years now, and with three decades since the restoration, the car has gained only light age, and remains extremely well presented. In recent years its interior has 72 been refurbished, and a few detail features, such as door handles and the trunk push button, have been freshly rechromed. Moreover, it is has always been kept in a condition in which it could be readily used as and when required. When last inspected, the car was seen to run and drive particularly well, with spritely performance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 107, sold for $38,500 at Bonhams’ Amelia Island Auction at Fernandina Beach, FL, on March 10, 2016. With interest in 1950s Italian small-bore cars in- creasing rapidly, and the aesthetic appeal of many of the custom-bodied examples exciting collectors from Pebble Beach to Villa d’Este, eyes always turn to these cars when they appear at auction — especially in the United States, where so few were sold when new. I have written a book titled Stile Transatlantico/ Transatlantic Style — a Romance of Chrome & Fins that shines a light onto the creative exchange of ideas between Italy and America in the 10 years between 1949 and 1959. The Fiat 1100 TV is a wonderful example of what can happen when an Italian manufacturer looks to impress buyers in what is viewed as a key market — the United States. While the best in Italian design before and after World War II was simple, clean and elegant — and emphasized pure shapes over surface decoration — the draw of a little Yankee bling couldn’t be ignored when chasing U.S. dollars. 1958 Fiat 1200 TV Lot 326, s/n 103G115002788 Condition 3 Not sold at $20,000 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/5/13 SCM# 216556 1958 Fiat 1200 TV Spider Lot 465, s/n 103G1150011850 Condition 4+ Sold at $35,100 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/6/10 SCM# 162858 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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In the spirit of the truly bizarre Austin A90 Atlantic, Fiat sought to build a sporty open car to catch the eye of what they saw as the footloose, fancy-free, cash-packed America of the 1950s. Bling that didn’t sing What did you need for success? Chrome, space-age dazzle and com- plex shapes. The 1100 TV Spider launched in 1955 was a symphony of flamboyant details, from the pedestrian-threatening winged hood ornament to the deeply dished three-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel with floating chrome three-quarter horn ring and oh-so-Detroit wide fender hip chrome band, wraparound windshield and swiveling, easy-entry bucket seats. The crowning touch was the faux-wire hubcaps — although to be fair, even the 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America was first shown with similar decoration. As did their U.K. predecessors, Fiat and their importer Roosevelt Motors quickly discovered that this was actually not the car to work the U.S. market into a cash-spending froth. So Fiat gave the Spider a facelift in 1957, which brought the 1,221-cc engine and a simplification of the trim, which unfortunately eliminated all that was really interesting about the steering wheel, instrument cluster and that wacky hood ornament. The new 1200 TV still didn’t find many takers. It was not until the sleek, clean Pininfarina-penned 1959 1200 Spider that Fiat got the formula right for volume sales across the Atlantic. More is more Ironically, as a collector car, the excesses of the 1100 TV Spider are far more desirable than the “reformed” 1200 TV. With that being said, the scarcity of some trim pieces and the expense of chroming means the differences in individual examples count for more than whether it is an 1100 or 1200. Values are accordingly all over the map. The Keno Brothers New York City sale in November 2015 featured a 1957 1200 TV that brought an impressive $72,800. This was for a car in similar condition to our subject car, but it had many small incorrect details, especially under the hood. By all accounts, that car was well sold. The U.S. auction high-water mark for the 1200 TV is the $81,400 achieved at Gooding & Company in Scottsdale, AZ, in January 2015. That car was superbly restored and presented, and the $8,600 difference in price from the Keno Brothers car wouldn’t pay for a third of the bill for chroming. An honest car — and a deal Our subject car, on the other hand, seems to have fallen through the cracks. I inspected this car a while back in the collection from which it came, and I was generally impressed with its honesty. It is hardly the concours-ready example sold at Gooding, but it is a straight-enough example that showed clearly where it had some not-very-major needs. It was a screaming bargain compared with the car sold in New York. If the work is done correctly to improve it — and the car is held long enough — it should prove to be a very smart buy. The Fiat 1100/1200 is an entertaining drive in all forms: sedan, wagon, convertible and custom-bodied variants. Their appeal is in their character, the directness of the handling, numerous small details in construction and controls — and the fact that they all put a smile on the face of their drivers, passengers and all who see them go by. That such pleasure can be had for such a reasonable price only makes it sweeter. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) June 2016 73


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German Profile Column Author 1994 Porsche 928 GTS The last of the German “Thunderbirds” is a genuine collectible — especially for those who were teenagers in the late 1980s by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1978–95 (all 928s), 1992–95 (GTS cars) Number produced: 61,056 all 928s; 2,831 GTSs Original list price: $82,260 plus $3,000 gas-guzzler tax plus $795 destination charge Current SCM Valuation: Median sale price, $32,400; high sale, $132,000 (this car) Tune-up cost: $2,000 Chassis # location: Tag at the base of windshield, tag inside front hood rain rail, passenger’s side toward firewall Engine # location: On a small flat boss at the front and top right of engine Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1996 Porsche C2S/C4S, 1991–92 Porsche 928 S4, 1997–2004 Porsche Boxster SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: WP0AA2921SS820063 U nveiled at the Geneva Salon in 1977 and voted Car of the Year for 1978, the 928 was intended as an upmarket replacement for the longrunning 911, but Porsche’s rear-engined classic would outlive its younger sibling. The front-engined 928’s stylish hatchback body featured aluminum doors, bonnet and front wings in the interest of weight saving, while ingenious impact-resistant bumpers made of color-matched plastic were incorporated into the nose and tail. The V8 engine — Porsche’s first — displaced 4.5 li- ters and produced 234 horsepower. A 5-speed transaxle gearbox or 3-speed automatic were the transmission options. In 1979, the 928S with its 4.6-liter engine arrived, and in 1986 the model was further revised and restyled, becoming the 928 S4. Its engine producing 320 horsepower courtesy of twin-cam, 16-valve cylinder heads and enlargement to 4,957 cc, the S4 enjoyed a welcome top-speed boost to 160 mph. In 1989, Porsche moved the game on with the even more powerful 928 GT which, with a top speed of around 170 mph, was the Stuttgart firm’s fastest production car at that time, before launching the model’s ultimate incarnation: the 928 GTS. Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1991, the latter boasted a 5.4-liter engine producing all of 345 horsepower, and in this form the 928 lasted in production until the model’s deletion in 1995. Porsche has not made anything like it since, and today this appreciating modern classic enjoys an enthusiastic following worldwide. 74 Offered here is what must be one of the best-kept 928 GTSs available anywhere. Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche factory in September 1994, the new top-of-the-line GTS was equipped for the American market, with a long list of options and extras, and would soon after arrive on U.S. shores. According to the CARFAX report and the owner’s manual, the first owner, Mr. Arch Lee Heady, registered the new 928 GTS in April 1995 in Prospect, KY. The car appears to have been used sparingly by the first owner and had covered less than 3,000 miles when purchased by the second owner in November 2001. By 2002, the car was in Massachusetts, but soon after relocated to Southern California, where it remained with a Manhattan Beachbased enthusiast until 2010. Today, this sporting Porsche remains in highly origi- nal and extremely well-preserved condition, covering less than 24,000 miles since new. The Porsche continues to impress in the original factory livery of silver metallic over a gray interior. All compartments are clean, with the factory-applied decals in place, and the car’s original owner’s manual is still with it. The car’s impressive history file contains many receipts dating back to the 1990s, further authenticating the low mileage, and includes the car’s original window sticker. These powerful V8 Porsches offer a massive 500 foot-pounds of torque in a well-balanced sports car and should be recognized as one of the all-time greats from the Stuttgart manufacturer. This extremely well presented, low-mileage 5-speed example deserves serious consideration. 1993 Porsche 928 GTS Lot SP38, s/n WPOAA2928PS820083 Condition 2+ Not sold at $31,624 Collector Car Productions, Toronto, Canada, 4/14/13 SCM# 216295 1995 Porsche 928 GTS Lot 53, s/n WPOZZZ9ZZSS800127 Condition 2Sold at $20,193 H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 5/24/12 SCM# 202211 1993 Porsche 928 GTS Lot 333, s/n not available Condition 2 Sold at $32,400 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/26/05 SCM# 36936 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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SCM Analysis This car, Lot 150, sold for $132,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Amelia Island, FL, auc- tion on March 10, 2016. This is my second profile of a 928 for SCM. The first covered a 1987 928 S4, a sweet spot in earlier 928s, and appeared in the July 2011 issue (p. 58). I endorsed that car as a fine driver for the $22,000 it achieved at auction. This GTS from Amelia is a very different proposition, as the market and the specifications of this 928 both have moved up substantially. You probably know how Porsche in the early 1970s feared that in- creasing governmental regulation and anti-rear-engine Naderism would strangle the 911. The 928 was to be the successor automobile, fought for by the first non-Porsche-family managing director of the firm, Ernst Fuhrmann. Porsche introduced the car in 1977 to widespread, sincere acclaim. It was an engineering tour de force relative to almost everything else on the market. And Porsche continued to develop the car, especially its engine and suspension. Not the successor to the 911 Two unexpected things happened in the 928’s early history. First, in the design stage the car grew in size and heft in comparison with the lithe 911. The 928 became more of a grand touring car. Second, once it was introduced, the established Porsche customer base did not eagerly adopt the car. The 928 never sold more than 5,600 units a year. Chairman Ferry Porsche observed the obvious and fired Fuhrmann. When Peter Schutz took the reins in the early 1980s, he and engineer- ing chief Helmuth Bott famously rejuvenated the 911. Looking back, that was a successful move, and it cemented the status of the 928 as an orphan. Meanwhile, the 928 was steadily developed through the S, the S32 — aka S4 — and GT. In 1989, the Supervisory Board voted to suspend all work on the model, save one more round of engine development, which resulted in a 5.4-liter, 345-horsepower, 369 foot-pounds of torque powerplant — and the GTS. This ultimate 928 is truly a fine automobile The GTS was a fitting final expression for the 928. The engine upgrade perhaps had the most impact. With double overhead cams, 32 valves, a 10.5:1 compression ratio, 5,391 ccs, or 335 cubic inches, Porsche’s “small-block” V8 pushed the 3,708-pound car from 0 to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and 0 to 100 mph in 13.1 seconds, with a top speed of 170 mph. The GTS also added two inches of flared width to the rear haunches over nine-inch rear (and 7.5-inch front) by 17-inch Cup wheels. The bigger brakes required only 160 feet for 70 mph to zero. The car was rock solid at any speed. Every conceivable accessory item was standard. It was luxuriously appointed. It was even a little visceral, with high cabin exhaust noises. Happily for sporting drivers, the 5-speed manual gearbox continued to be available along with a 4-speed automatic. Bonhams’ example was a very nice car. Although it had at least five owners over its 21 years and 23,686 miles, they reportedly maintained the car well. They also kept together all its accessories and paperwork, including the original window sticker, full owner’s manual kit, and service orders back to 1990s. Our subject 928 is handsome in Polar Silver Metallic with a Marble interior. The car was built standard with a full-leather interior, 160-watt AM-FM cassette with remote CD changer, higher-output a/c, and an electric sunroof. It was very important to its auction value that it had the 5-speed manual gearbox. It listed new out of Brumos Motors in Jacksonville, FL, for $85,985 (that’s 1995 dollars, folks) including the $3,000 gas-guzzler tax and, naturally, no options. The GTS is rare and it fills a void for Porsche fans For the past 10 years, the GTS has commanded a widening value ad- vantage over the earlier 928 cars. Aside from being the very last 928, it was also the best and the most rare. Toward the end, Porsche was not selling more than 1,000 928s a year, and an ever-decreasing percentage of the sales were in the U.S. market. Worldwide, 2,831 GTSs were sold during 1992–95, of which just 406 came to North America 1993–95. This 1995 final-year example is one of just 78 sold in the U.S. and Canada, and it is one of an estimated 30 with a 5-speed box. Scarcity does affect value. Witness the 1987–88 911 Club Sport with just 28 imported into the U.S. (340 worldwide). That model is a “not much special” deviation from the standard 911 Carrera 3.2 and now sells for multiples more. The 928 is also in the sweet spot for enthusiasts who were in their teens and 20s in the 1990s. That demographic has driven the values of iconic 1990s Porsches to a tripling over the past several years. 964 RSs, 964 Turbo S Leichtbaus and Flachbaus, 993 RSs and 993 GT2s are all now hundreds of thousands of dollars more expensive than in 2012. Into the void left behind comes the 928 GTS. Also, if you’re a fan of Cayennes or Panameras, wouldn’t the V8 pre- decessor to your car be a nice addition? For just 132 large, you have a collectible, rare and iconic (to some) Porsche. There was nothing astonishing about $132,000 for this fine example of a GTS. It made sense. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) June 2016 75


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American Profile 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster Raised from the dead, this is a long-lost car with a fascinating history by Ken Gross Details Year produced: 1932 Number produced: 6.893 DeLuxe V8 roadsters (Plus 520 Standard V8s) Current SCM Valuation: As this is a one-ofone car, the median and high sales are the same — $770,000 Tune-up cost: $250.00 Chassis # location: On frame rail in front of firewall on driver’s side Clubs: Early Ford V-8 Club of America More: www.efv8club.com Alternatives: Other ’30s-era custom cars SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1932 Ford Lakes Khougaz Lot 210, s/n 18155463 Condition 2+ Sold at $187,000 RM Sotheby’s, Fort Worth, TX, 5/2/15 SCM# 265231 Chassis number: 1814449 • The first of three one-off custom speedsters built for Edsel Ford • Designed by E.T. “Bob” Gregorie and constructed by Ford Aircraft Division • Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance major award winner • A highly significant landmark of Ford history and design • Offered for the first time in over 70 years SCM Analysis This car, Lot 162, sold for $770,000, including buyer’s premium, at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL, auction on March 12, 2016. Edsel Bryant Ford was the President of Ford Motor Company from the age of 25 until his untimely death on May 26, 1943. But his father (and company founder) Henry Ford still called the shots. A mechanically clever farm-boy-turned-inventor who literally put America on wheels with his simple, practical — and efficiently mass-produced and affordable — Model T, Henry Ford was shrewd, idiosyncratic — and sometimes cruel. Henry Ford ruled over the more gentle and artistic Edsel, and retained a cadre of loyal bullies 76 to ensure that Ford Motor Company ran his way. Nonetheless, Edsel Ford managed to exert consider- able influence, first on the styling of early Lincolns, and then on milestone cars such as the 1928 Model A, the 1932 Ford, and many models that followed, including the Lincoln-Zephyr, the first Mercury Eights, and the original Lincoln Continental. A consummate enthusiast with an elegant flair for de- sign, Edsel drove a succession of interesting cars, from modified Model T speedsters to a Stutz, a Bugatti and a Hispano-Suiza. Edsel was an accomplished fine artist, and he studied painting all his life. He had a particular interest in the look of Ford cars — an issue that did not much interest his puritanical father. Ford Motor Company’s no-frills styling emanated from the engineering department. So Edsel formally set up Ford’s first styling group in the spring of 1935, and he chose Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie to lead the team. Gregorie, who had worked as a yacht designer, at Brewster & Company and at Harley Earl’s GM Art and Colour Section, was an accomplished sketch artist who deftly translated Edsel’s visions into reality. 1934 Edsel Ford Custom Model 40 Special Lot 252, s/n FLA15512 Condition 4+ Sold at $1,760,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/08 SCM# 116083 1932 Ford Highboy McMullen roadster Lot S109, s/n 18152025 Condition 1Sold at $742,000 Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, CA, 11/14/12 SCM# 213966 Sports Car Market Darin Schnabel ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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A trio of sexy Speedsters Edsel and Gregorie began their collaboration early in 1932 — even before Ford’s styling department was formally established. After Edsel returned from a 1932 European trip, he asked Gregorie to design and supervise the construction of a sports car similar to those he’d seen on the Continent. Gregorie’s excellent drawings captured Edsel’s ideas. Gregorie also could skillfully translate concepts from two to three dimensions. Edsel wanted something “long, low and rakish.” Although that was a challenge on the 1932 Model 18’s stubby 106-inch wheelbase, Gregorie designed a jaunty, full-fendered, boat-tailed speedster that visually stretched the roadster’s appearance. The body panels were hand hammered from sheet aluminum at Ford’s Aircraft Division. In one of Ford Motor Company’s oral history recordings, Gregorie credited Lincoln Plant Manager “Robbie” Robinson for much of the work on the Speedster. A new, longer hood with two small cooling vents extended to the windshield. Rakish tapered fenders were adapted from Ford Tri-Motor aircraft “wheel pants.” The grille resembled one from a 1932 car at the top, but the lower portion was vee’d forward, anticipating the flared grille on the forthcoming 1933 Ford. Slanted hood louvers and no-handle suicide doors presaged the forthcoming ’33 model. A low, rakishly pointed, split-post windscreen predates George DuVall’s California custom creations. There was no top. Spun aluminum discs covered the wire wheels. There were grace- fully curved frame side covers and no bumpers or running boards. The car had distinctive, bullet-shaped polished aluminum headlights. Edsel drove the Speedster to work occasionally. An updated Ford flathead V8 engine was later installed for more performance. Lost and found Edsel wanted a car that was even lower and racier. In 1934, Edsel and Gregorie began work on a second custom Speedster. All told, Edsel and Gregorie created three custom Speedsters. Once the 1934 Speedster was under way, Edsel sold the 1932 custom Speedster to Indianapolis mechanic Elmer Benzin, who later sold it to a young GM designer, who wrecked it. For decades, it was widely believed that Edsel’s ’32 Speedster was scrapped, but it somehow found its way to a body man in Connecticut, who owned it for half a century and did not know its history. He replaced the damaged alloy fenders with four steel fenders, which he had adapted from a 1935/36 Chevrolet. After the body man died, the modified Speedster, with its original body, was sold to Jim Gombos — who knew what he had found. He painstakingly restored the car over five years. Gombos used old photographs and computer measurements to replicate the missing parts. The original boattail bodywork was refinished. Mike and Jim Barillaro from Knoxville, TN, hand-crafted new aluminum fenders. The car was repainted in 1932 Ford Tunis Gray — matched to a sample that Gombos found on the underside of the cowl vent. The inte- rior was redone in dark gray-brown leather. Under the hood, there’s a period 1936 Ford flathead V8, with a Stromberg 81 two-barrel carburetor. The car was fitted with twin straight pipes. Edsel Ford and Bob Gregorie collaborated on two other “Continental” Speedsters in 1934, and again in 1935. The 1934 Speedster, a lower and more radical design, was found by Amelia Island Concours Chairman Bill Warner and later sold to John O’Quinn. This car was restored at RM Auto Restoration and is owned by the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI. The 1935 car — the third Speedster — has never been found. Several years ago, Jim Gombos approached me after I gave a talk at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, and he told me he owned Edsel’s first Speedster. I was skeptical until he brought the unrestored hulk to my house in Virginia when he was moving from Connecticut to Tennessee. When Jim opened the door to his trailer, and I saw the long-lost speedster, I was gobsmacked. Jim called his car “The Treasure,” and he was meticulous in its restoration. In 2013, at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the restored 1932 Edsel Speedster fittingly won the coveted E.T. “Bob” Gregorie Award for Enduring Design Excellence. Moray Callum, vice president of Design for Ford Motor Company, chose the car, and Edsel Ford II presented the award. All the money ... Some people, myself included, thought the ’32 Speedster could sell for as much as $1 million, especially as John O’Quinn had paid $1.3 million for the Model 40 1934 Speedster before its restoration. But the market has a way of speaking. Lest anyone think $770k wasn’t enough, it was the most money ever paid for a 1932 Ford. In the same RM Sotheby’s 2016 Amelia Island sale, a Full Classic 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Boattail Speedster brought $715k, and a handsome 1930 Stutz SV-16 with a Weymann Monte Carlo sedan body was “just” $550k. Most appropriately, the 1932 Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster was purchased by the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, where it will join the Model 40 Speedster on display. The 1934 Edsel Speedster (the second car) has stylish custom alloy coachwork on a substantially modified chassis. This car sold for $1,760,000 at RM Auctions’ 2008 Amelia Island Auction. I think the second Speedster’s styling accounts for the large price difference over the first, 1932 Speedster. That said, $770k is a lot of money. I’d call this sale a good deal for both parties. I am delighted that the two Speedsters will be on view forever at Edsel’s elegant home — as a lasting monument to a talented, sensitive man who overcame great odds to change the course of the Ford Motor Company. 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Race Car Profile 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR The RSR started Porsche’s incredible period of utter dominance in road racing everywhere in the world by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: 1973–74 Number produced: 15 IROC cars, 60 3.0 RSR cars Original list price: $25,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $1,100,000; high sale, $2,310,000 (this car) Chassis # location: Bulkhead just aft of gas tank Engine # location: Fan housing support on right side Club: Porsche Club of America More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1972–75 BMW CSL, 1971–73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4C Comp Daytona, 1974 Ford Capri RS SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 9114600016 Engine number: 6840034 I n 1973, Roger Penske created a racing series called the International Race of Champions, or IROC. Equally ambitious and unique in concept, the IROC series aimed to place the world’s best racing drivers in identical cars to compete against each other over several rounds at leading U.S. venues. In so doing, Penske’s aim was to reduce all the usual variables in motor racing, so that only the bravest, cleverest and most skilled driver would prevail. While deciding on a car to serve as the basis for the IROC series, Penske consulted with his star driver, Mark Donohue. His answer was unequivocal: If Penske wanted a strong, fast, reliable and consistent racing car, the only reasonable choice was a Porsche. Donohue suggested that Penske contact the Porsche factory and order a run of the latest racing 911s. Donohue had been impressed by the RSR’s handling and durability and was also confident that the engineers at Porsche could prepare a fleet of identically matched race cars — a challenging feat in its own right. Penske followed Donohue’s advice and, at his request, Porsche built 15 examples of the 911 Carrera RSR for the IROC series. Built to identical specifications, the IROC RSRs were essentially hybrids of the 1973 model 2.8 RSR and the new-for-1974 3.0 RSR. The IROC RSRs were all painted in bright colors with black Porsche script on the rockers for maximum impact on television. The Porsche presented here, chassis 9114600016, is 78 the earliest IROC RSR by serial number. Identified by production number 104 0209, this car was originally finished in light yellow. As one of the first examples completed — if not the very first — this car is featured in several famous photographs taken by Porsche, showing the newly completed — and quite colorful — IROC RSRs at the factory prior to their delivery to Roger Penske. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 36, sold for $2,310,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island, FL, sale on March 11, 2016. All air-cooled Porsche values have been on a nose- bleed ride for the past few years, but recently a form of rationality has reasserted itself, and prices for “ordinary” cars have flattened or actually declined. The really good stuff has held up well, though, which brings us to the topic of how to define and recognize the “good stuff.” A fundamental problem with all of the production- based Porsche racers is in the essence: At some point they all came off the production line and had modifications done to make them racers. It is thus relatively easy for a competent shop to take a street car well after the fact and turn it into something that looks, feels and sounds just like something the factory created in the era. For a racing 911, known history, provenance and originality are hugely important. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 Lot 246, s/n 9114609113 Condition 2 Sold for $1,100,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244857 Sports Car Market 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Lot 35, s/n 91156091S Condition 1- Sold for $1,237,500 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/15 SCM# 257524 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lot 30, s/n 9114609026 Condition 2 Sold for $1,001,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 244999 Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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lift at the back by two-thirds. The engine was a substantial change as well, enlarged to 2.7 liters from the standard 2.5 to allow an easy expansion to 3 liters, which was within the rules. The Carrera RS was an entirely different car than a 911E. A formidable racer is born The next step was to turn the production RS into a proper racing car, logically to be called the RSR. The engine got bigger — to 2.8 liters with big valve heads and twin-plug ignition. The car got the Can-Am 917’s finned brake calipers and cross-drilled discs, a lot more tire, and an oil cooler where the RS’s front license plate used to be. There were numerous technical changes as well. The Carrera RSR Never meant to race The story begins with the reality that Porsche never intended the 911 to be a racing car. The basic architecture, with the engine behind the transaxle, was laid out for a comfortable sporting touring car that was easy to access and maintain. Porsche had known from the beginning that a racing application required the mass of the engine to be forward of the transaxle, but that this was impractical for a daily driver. Like the 356 before it, the 911 proved to be an excellent sporting road car and soon Porsche went to the FIA to get it homologated as a touring sedan. Although the 911 met all of the technical requirements, the Paris-based FIA proved maddeningly intransigent about accepting it as a touring car. In frustration, Porsche decided to homologate the 911 as a Grand Touring car instead, and the die was cast. Grand Touring at the time was a category for far more serious racers than touring sedans were. A new racing world The early 1970s were a time of enormous change in the automo- tive world. In 1968, the United States instituted safety and emissions requirements that the manufacturers were struggling to meet, the world economy (and with it auto sales) was not great, and the glory years of titanic auto racing battles (Ford, Ferrari, Porsche’s 917) that had attracted huge crowds through the late 1960s appeared to be over. The 908 and 917 programs had been enormously successful for Porsche, but they had been wildly (and probably unsustainably) expensive for a company of Porsche’s size. The 911 successor cars (924 and 928) were on the drawing boards, but they were still years in the future, so Porsche felt it had to keep the 911 as a viable product at least until 1980. The obvious conclusion was that Porsche had to make a serious racer out of the 911. Starting with a Ducktail Since the minimum production for homologation in Grand Touring Group 4 was 500 cars, the first step was to design and build a “homologation special” that would incorporate enough of the essential changes to be the basis of a serious racing car but still sell to the general public as a street ride. The summer of 1972 saw the beginning of the project, to be called the Carrera RS. The biggest issues to be addressed were weight, fender room for big tires, aerodynamics and horsepower. Thinner-gauge metal was used for the body panels, thinner glass for the windows, the rear deck was fiberglass and the interior was stripped of anything not absolutely necessary. Installing Bilstein shocks (their first use on a Porsche) saved almost eight pounds. In all, the Carrera RS was homologated at 210 pounds lighter than a standard 911. The fenders were bulged to accept six-inch front and seven-inch rear wheel widths — and particularly to accept the additional two inches per side that the GT rules allowed for racing. The RS also got the first rear-deck spoiler — a weird-looking but very effective “Ducktail” that improved the drag coefficient and reduced high-speed June 2016 79 quickly proved to be a formidable competitor, and the end of 1973 filled most racing grids with racing Porsche 911s. 1974 saw continued improvements to the cars, particularly a new aluminum-cased, 3-liter engine and revised rear suspension geometry. Not only were they the fastest cars on the track, the RSRs proved to be virtually unbreakable. Dominant through the 1975 season — and with turbocharged variants waiting in the wings, the RSR signaled the beginning of Porsche’s incredible period of utter dominance in road racing everywhere in the world. The combination of speed, drivability, availability and extreme dependability cemented Porsche’s reputation as the most successful racing car company in history. Enter the IROC When Roger Penske decided to stage the IROC, the Porsche was an obvious choice; fast, recognizable, bomb-proof and available in quantity. The IROC RSRs that he purchased were a special combination. They were halfway between the quasi-streetable RS and the fire-breathing, full-snort RSR. As this was a driver’s competition, all 15 cars had to be identical, which ruled out the “demon tweaks” that characterized individual efforts. If you can imagine a very fast Formula Ford with fenders, these were it — as identical as peas in a pod. They had standard fender contours and wheel widths, so they looked like normal Porsches, but they got the new 3-liter engines for power, all tuned to a drivable 316 horsepower. Not enough race history — but well sold The result is a very attractive car for a collector, but less so for a racer. These cars are iconic, impressive and relatively easy to drive — but probably not ultimately fast. There are certainly more valuable Porsche RSRs out there. Although it is beautiful and pure, this car had limited racing success in the United States and none internationally, which can be a major factor in value. It sold in the upper ranges of RSR values, and I am told it brought a bit above the honest expectations of those involved. I would say it was fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.)


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Next Gen Profile 2014 Pagani Huayra A hypercar links craftsmanship, performance and power to small production — and depreciation will suffer by Philip Richter Details Years produced: 2011–present Number produced: 100 Original list price: $1,653,240 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $2,035,000 (this car is the only Huayra sold at auction); high sale: $2,035,000 (this car). Tune-up/major service cost: $5,000 Club: Pagani hosts their own events for owners and interested clients at least once a year at an annual meet called Vanishing Point, which normally takes place somewhere in Italy More: www.pagani.com Alternatives: 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, 2015 McLaren, 2015 Porsche 918 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: ZA9H11UAXESF76062 Serial number: 62100 T his car has a 720-hp, 5,980-cc Mercedes-AMG V12 engine with twin turbochargers, 7-speed automated manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension with double wishbones and fully adjustable coil-over shocks, and four-wheel carbon ceramic brakes. The wheelbase is 110 inches. • Less than 400 miles from new • Over $260,000 in options, including $20,000 seven-piece luggage set • Horacio Pagani’s second masterpiece of engineering, design and Italian craftsmanship Unveiling their first car at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show, Pagani Automobili was set to fight an uphill battle in the automotive industry for recognition, publicity, and, most of all, success. Taking it to the supercar establishment, Horacio Pagani set out to build his own supercar in Ferrari’s backyard in Modena. Thanks to a fruitful career at Lamborghini, Pagani had the experience needed to succeed, and their first production model, the Zonda, quickly proved to be quite successful in Europe. However, the Zonda was not available in North America, and thus, Pagani was missing out on a massive market share. This was especially true in the United States, where potential customers were clamoring for a supercar that stood out from the standard offerings from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. Pagani’s next project was first conceived in 2003, midway through the production run of the Zonda. With the Zonda having been first designed in the early 1990s, it was thought that the platform was reaching obsolescence and that an entirely new car would be needed 80 to compete with the next generation of supercars. However, Pagani wanted to retain the overall spirit and essence of what had come to define his marque with the new Huayra. Inspiration came from Leonardo da Vinci, who believed that art and science needed to be in sync to create a masterpiece. Similar to the Zonda, the Huayra’s engine was sourced from Mercedes-Benz; unlike the Zonda, Pagani chose to utilize turbochargers. Capable of producing 720 horsepower and an incredible 1,000 newton-meters of torque, the resulting performance is simply phenomenal. To help keep the Huayra firmly planted on the road, it utilizes active aerodynamics in the form of four independently operating flaps placed on each corner of the car. Controlled by the car’s computer, these flaps can instantly adjust to reduce drag, offer additional downforce, or rein in body roll depending on the car’s speed, lateral acceleration, steering angle and throttle position. These monumental engineering efforts bring the Huayra incredible performance, including a top speed of 238 mph and a 0–60 mph sprint of three seconds. The Huayra’s interior is nothing short of a master- piece and reflects Pagani’s fanatical attention to detail. Leather of the highest quality, Alcantara, and carbon fiber give the cabin an equally sporty yet luxurious ambiance. With a list price near $2,000,000 and such incredible performance, the Huayra was truly in rarified automotive atmosphere and is a car that many aspire to but one that few have the privilege to own. Delivered new to the United States, the car has traveled less than 400 miles from new and remains in showroom-fresh condition throughout. Furthermore, 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 300 Lot 112, s/n VF9SG2C27DM795300 Condition 1 Sold at $2,310,000 RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, CA, 8/15/15 SCM# 266339 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione Lot 251, s/n ZFFHX62X000146359 Condition 2 Sold at $1,485,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 245022 2005 Pagani Zonda C12 7.3 S Lot 244, s/n ZA9C820C110F76044 Condition 1 Sold at $685,216 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 10/26/11 SCM# 187737 Sports Car Market Pepper Yandell ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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the car was delivered new with the highly desirable seven-piece luggage set, taking advantage of all the available storage space in the Huayra for extended journeys. Finished in a highly compelling color combination with less than 400 miles on its odometer, there is only one word to describe this automobile and its driving experience: breathtaking. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 164, sold for $2,035,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s auction in Amelia Island, FL, on March 12, 2016. “The hardest part for us is to give a form to our dreams. Every detail has to be perfect, has to be something worthy to stand alone.” — Horacio Pagani The Pagani Huayra (pronounced why-ra) is one of the best supercars of all time. In fact, it’s a hypercar — a hand-built machine in a league of its own. Named for the Incan god of wind, the Huayra is the epitome of modern aerodynamic beauty, with its ultra-wide stance, teardrop cockpit and sleekly arched fenders. It competes with the gold-standard Bugatti Veyron and the outlandish Koenigseggs. Pagani is an exclusive and bespoke operation that makes fewer than 40 cars per year. With instrument bezels hand-carved from blocks of aircraft-quality aluminum, a unique system of ailerons that glue the car to the road at racetrack speeds — and even a key fob that’s a beautifully sculpted alloy model of the Huayra itself — this car is a work of master craftsmanship and singular design. One man’s vision There’s an extraordinary person behind this masterpiece of a car. Horacio Pagani, modern Renaissance man, is an Argentine-born self-taught engineer and musician who eschews computers and worships Leonardo Da Vinci. As a child, Pagani built dream cars from balsa wood. Today as founder and leader of Pagani Automobili, he is a passionate perfectionist. As a result, the Huayra is the most meticulously crafted car on the planet. Pagani was an early pioneer in the use of carbon fiber in exotic cars. He worked for Lamborghini and founded Modena Design, which has developed lightweight composite components for Renault, Ferrari, Dallara, and Aprilla. The Huayra’s sculpted bodywork is a showcase of 15 different kinds of carbon fiber, some of which is blended with titanium. All of these alloys are aerospace-grade. Outlandish specs The Huayra has all kinds of requisite supercar bling: quad headlights, gullwing doors, muscular lines with multiple high-profile air intakes, a whopping V12 AMG powerplant and a sumptuous skin handmade in Modena. The car also has active aerodynamics inspired by aircraft wing flaps. (These computer-controlled ailerons are stealthily installed on all four corners of the car. Depending on speed and lateral acceleration, the flaps automatically and independently raise and lower to provide downforce, reduce drag or control body roll.) And the Huayra can be totally custom-configured. The sky-isthe-limit options list includes a set of luggage that puts Louis Vuitton to shame. Pagani makes use of specialized outside suppliers that represent a Who’s Who of the global parts bin: wheels from APP, interior pieces machined by ASPA, Carbon-Ceramic brakes by BSCCB (the joint venture between Brembo and SGL Group), a titanium exhaust system by MHG, ultra-wide Pirelli P Zero tires, and interior “sustainable” leather from the Dani Group. Mercedes-AMG supplies the custom-built 720-hp, 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12, which delivers 738 pound-feet of torque through a 7-speed single-clutch transmission, cata- pulting the Huayra from zero to 60 in three seconds and topping out at 228 mph. Too cool for depreciation? This car, made in 2014, is number 62 of just 100. It has less than 400 miles on the odometer, so it is basically a brand-new car. What’s more, this car sold at a hammer price of $1,850,000. That’s just a hair off the new list price of just under $2 million. Has this over-the-top hypercar blown past deprecia- tion? It’s hard to say, as so few exist. Right now, this is the only Pagani Huayra in SCM’s Platinum Auction Database — we have records of five Pagani Zonda sales — so there isn’t enough of a sample to make any kind of a reasonable statement. That said, I think the Pagani has serious legs and will at least keep depreciation at bay — and end up appreciating over time. Remember, we have a lot of new, younger players in the market right now, and many of them want state-of-theart modern supercars. The Huayra more than fits their desires. Even if you prefer Brass Era cars or Duesenbergs, it’s hard not to respect the Huayra. This is not just another expensive four-wheeled bauble. While Pagani himself lacks Enzo Ferrari’s racing background, his passion for innovation and craftsmanship gives the Huayra a pedigree of unmatched quality — far beyond supercar flash. Pagani describes his customers as “low-profile, humble, passionate about cars but passionate about art in general.” He says, “A lot of them have the same stories, starting from zero and reaching their goals.” The company is moving and upgrading its factory, with the goal of building 50 cars per year. However, only 100 Huayras will be made — and every one is spoken for. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) June 2016 81


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Market Reports Overview E-types Falling Flat? The bellwether sports car shows signs of regression that reflect the larger picture By Chad Tyson Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) A 1. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, $17,160,000— Gooding & Co., FL, p. 96 2. 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Sports Tourer, $9,735,000—Bonhams, FL, p. 118 3. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, $5,335,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 88 4. 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe, $4,400,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 106 5. 1973 Porsche 917 30 Can-Am Spyder, $3,000,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 92 6. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Racer, $2,860,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 88 7. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $2,750,000—Bonhams, FL, p. 124 8. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC Racer, $2,310,000— Gooding & Co., FL, p. 92 9. 1995 Ferrari F50 coupe, $2,310,000—Gooding & Co., FL, p. 100 10. 2014 Pagani Huayra coupe, $2,035,000—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 108 Best Buys 2004 Porsche Carrera GT coupe, $604,800—Hollywood Wheels, FL, p. 132 84 melia Island auctions have, at first glance, reversed the downward trend of the recent major auction groupings. Drops from Monterey (minus-15%), Scottsdale (minus-15%) and Paris (minus-3%) gave way to this weekend that saw total gains of 17% ($23,684,665) over last year’s results. Sales went from $116,014,915 all the way up to $139,699,580. The caveat is these totals include Motostalgia’s new auction, the $22.2m Seinfeld Collection and a record-setting (for the weekend) SWB Cal Spyder. RM Sotheby’s Amelia sales total declined to $38,577,000 from last year’s high of $60,122,000. But 82 of 93 lots sold, earning a noteworthy 88% sell-through rate, with the high sale being a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe reaching $4,400,000. Bonhams improved their Amelia sales total by 83.5%, from $14,955,600 to $27,444,150, despite selling only one more car over last year. This year, 66 of 96 cars passed to new owners. Gooding & Company set Amelia Island records as a matter of course. From raking in $60,165,150 on 69 cars sold to hitting $17,160,000 for the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spyder (see profile, p. 66), Gooding was the talk of the weekend. Hollywood Wheels saw a precipitous drop in cars sold and offered, as well as sales totals from last year’s Amelia sale. Of the 124 offered, 76 sold, at an average of $110,519 and for a total of $8,399,430. High-sale honors went to a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT at $604,800. Motostalgia joined the Amelia Island party for the first time and left satisfied with their inaugural auction highlighted by a 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta reaching $1,250,000. They hit a 61% sell-through and averaged $127,921 per car, totaling $5,116,850. Silverstone didn’t host an auction stateside, but we look at their Stoneleigh Park Race Retro sales from late February. Numbers were up across the board, with more cars sold at a higher average than last year. Leading the pack was a $597,506 2004 Porsche Carrera GT. Chad’s Market Moment: The five auction companies brought a combined 15 E-types to sell at Amelia Island. Of those, only six changed hands that weekend. RM Sotheby’s is responsible for half of those sales, with all three of their XKEs meeting reserve. And that hints to the crux of the issue. E-types were on a rocketing trajectory the past two years. That’s no longer the case, as the latest digital update of the SCM Pocket Price Guide shows drops in me- 1962 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 convertible, sold for $203,500 at Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, FL Stoneleigh Park, U.K. February 27, 2016 Amelia Island, FL March 10, 2016 Bonhams Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone $6.6m $27.4m Amelia Island, FL March 11, 2016 Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL March 11–12, 2016 Amelia Island, FL March 12, 2016 Amelia Island, FL March 12, 2016 $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 dian prices for all XKE types except the Series III coupe. And there wasn’t one of those on offer this weekend. With the market softening, the sellers didn’t make a similar reduction in asking price, leaving them with little to do other than bring the car back home. And after all, isn’t the point of bringing a car to auction to sell it? ♦ RM Sotheby’s Motostalgia $8.4m $5.1m $38.6m $45m $60m Gooding & Co. $60.2m 1978 Fiat 130 2-dr sedan, $31,448—Silverstone, U.K., p. 146 1996 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo coupe, $151,250—Motostalgia, FL, p. 158 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe, $2,750,000—Bonhams, FL, p. 124 1932 Ruxton Model C sedan, $357,500—RM Sotheby’s, FL, p. 111 Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL Gooding & Company — Amelia Island 2016 Some of the more affordable lots included a Pininfarina-styled 1973 Fiat 130, which brought $29,700 Company Gooding & Company Date March 11, 2016 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 69/79 Sales rate 87% Sales total $60,162,150 High sale Essentially a Dino coupe for half price — 1973 Fiat 130 coupe, sold at $29,700 Report and photos by Pierre Hedary, select images courtesy of Gooding & Co. Market opinions in italics over last year’s $26,257,150. The grand tota year of $60,162,150 surprised almost every ent. Charlie Ross might be their winning sec veteran auctioneer does a very good job of p potential buyers to spend a little extra to get th came all this way for. Gooding’s atmosphere h eschewed the hype of bigger auctions, such that these huge numbers tend to sneak up on everyone present. The results were also because of G the excellent Seinfeld Collection of vintage and modern Porsches, ooding & Company’s 2016 Amelia Island auction blew the doors off of last year’s sale, with an astounding increase of $33,905 Amelia Island, FL 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, sold at $17,160,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices with a cumulative total of $22 million. However, the $28 million hoped-for al was just not going to happen. Part of this was because the 917/30, ot 44, only made $3 million instead of $4.5 million, and Lot 40, the (kit-car-esque) Carrera GT prototype estimated at $1.2m, did not sell. Still, the results of the Seinfeld Collection significantly boosted the sales total and the profile of this auction. The biggest single boost to the astounding bottom line was the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spyder for which Charlie coaxed $17.2m from the winning bidder after 15 minutes of working the room. Quite possibly the most impressive part of this whole sale was the sales rate itself, with 69 of the 79 lots offered finding buyers at today’s prices. While the catalog listed 81 cars, two lots were withdrawn before the sale. This translated to a sales rate of 87.3% — impressive by any standard. The few no-sales of this auction worth men- tioning include a 1965 Lamborghini 350GT (Lot 16, high bid of $600,000), thanks to its subpar condition, as well as a freshly baked 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 (Lot 50, $280,000). Some of the more affordable lots included 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, sold at $17,160,000 86 a 1973 Fiat 130, which brought $29,700. This was an exceptionally preserved and very crisp Pininfarina styling exercise that sold $10k short of its low estimate. Another great example was a 35k-mile 1989 Mercedes 560SL, which brought an eminently reasonable $36k. The three W113 Mercedes present sold between $100,000 and $130,000 — making the 560 appear even more appealing. There are still great deals to be had, even at a $60m auction. ♦ Sales Totals $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Chester Allen


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #23-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 876540. Eng. # R34968. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 76,744 miles. Really sharp and well loved, with great paintwork. Some issues with hood fit and some poor prep work by license plate. Area inside headlights could also use a little help. Underhood also very clean, with some cheap hose clamps, but nothing else wrong. Other- anomaly. I’ve always disliked modified cars, and this especially goes with early VWs. Elegant simplicity for a very good price, with a rising market ahead. wise tidy, with original leather and superb interior overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $203,500. For a 3.8 roadster, I thought it would do better. Someone got a fantastic deal on a car that’s clearly been loved and taken care of, but if I were the seller, I would be a little disappointed knowing rusty heaps are selling for half of this. GERMAN #78-1951 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 10264265. Dark blue/gray cloth. Odo: 63,532 miles. Laudable restoration of a very early U.S.-market Type 1. Paint painstakingly applied, to slightly better-thanoriginal standard. Panel fit really good for how these were when new. Interior really authentic, with proper spartan look embodied by seat fabrics. Great to see such a beautifully restored example with no modifications. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $63,800. After the sale of Jerry’s Type 1 (Lot 47), this was a great deal. Considering how rare the split-window, 1.1-liter Beetles are, this was a difficult find and an #34-1955 PORSCHE 550 Spyder. S/N 5500060. Eng. # 90063. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 10,337 miles. Swirls and marks in paint, almost certainly an older repaint. Cracking in white stripes on the rear. Interior very minimal and original. Looks like a really well-loved and -enjoyed spyder. Preserved carefully by one Lou Hilton after being discovered on a used car lot in Massachusetts. TOP 10 No. 3 SOLD AT $1,540,000. Ownership of any four-cam 356 variant is what separates the men from the boys. The engine alone is so demanding, so unforgiving and so maintenanceintensive that it takes a special kind of person to keep one of these cars in tip-top shape. We will break down this sale into the following: $300k for a perfectly restored Speedster, $200k for the Seinfeld connection and the rest for the legendary four-cam engine. #42-1958 PORSCHE 597 Jagdwagen Acquired by Seinfeld in 2007. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,335,000. With no known racing history but very careful ownership, this 550 Spyder has reached legendary status in Porsche 356 circles. It would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to value an example like 0060 before the sale. This was probably a utility. S/N 597000148. Eng. # 01061. Olive drab/natural canvas/brown Naugahyde. Odo: 23,786 km. If you know what this is, you are way too into Porsches. Paint probably redone (catalog implies this), with some tears in claimed-original top. Seats and rest of interior spartan and original. Claimed to be the most original of the 597s extant, with 71 originally case of “ask and ye shall receive,” with Gooding having gotten the $5 million because they asked for it. In some cases, all it takes is a bold request. #46-1958 PORSCHE 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster. S/N 84908. Eng. # 91015. Auratium Green/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 32,427 miles. Flawless example of the rarest Speedster. Paint is nearly perfect, indicating a high level of care. Restoration to an almost impossibly high standard, with the addition of a few safety items. Interior free of disappointments. That gorgeous type 962 engine makes the whole package. Cond: 1-. constructed. Owned from 1958 to 1987 by Porsche nut Wendell Fletcher, and then by SCM’s own Prescott Kelly on two occasions. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $330,000. My initial estimation was that this 597 would incinerate its high estimate, due to its rarity and condition. However, because it didn’t, I’m going to go out on a limb and say someone bought this for about $100k shy of its real value, especially in light of the gazillion-dollar VW Beetle (Lot 47). The best buy of the Seinfeld collection. #48-1959 PORSCHE 718 RSK racer. S/N 718019. Eng. # 90322. Silver/tan leather. No odo. Nearly perfect, with just some signs of use. Mirror finishes on paint and what little bright trim there is. Interior spartan, and done with no concessions to com- TOP 10 No. 6 88 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL fort. Engine also true to original form with no obvious modifications to parts like ignition, with less-temperamental, plain-bearing 2-L engine. One paint run in the passenger’s door, some road rash on nose, with excessive metal flake in paint. However, looks like a very solid, thoroughly enjoyed and driven car. Interior original, or at least deceivingly similar, never been out of the care of one—maybe two—meticulous, introverted owners. If this car comes up for sale again in the next 10 years, it may not see this kind of money. Slightly well sold. #8-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL con- fuel hoses, etc. Underside just as good as top surface. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,860,000. Optimistic estimate ranges on all of Mr. Seinfeld’s cars did not raise prices. While this was not low, these simply are not $4 million cars... yet. Fair deal. #47-1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 2764371. Eng. # 3285985. Pebble Gray/blue vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 15,226 miles. A fantastic testament to how the Beetle looked when new. Acquired by a South Dakota school teacher when new, and garaged most of the time. Mark on left fender, with small blemishes in otherwise-fantastic original paint. Some discoloration of interior, but otherwise unrepeatable. Engine shows like you’d with racing belts fitted. Carpet likely reproduction. A video on display with the car shows it runs as good as it looks. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $825,000. What’s the matter? Is the plainbearing engine not insane, temperamental and finicky enough for you? Bidders thought so, because anything with a roller-bearing engine is usually worth an extra million dollars, whereas this one didn’t quite bring all the money. The GS/GT status only added $600k to the price, the rest being the Seinfeld effect ($150k) and the 356B shell ($75k as it sits). Last seen at auction in 2003 at Bonhams Monte Carlo, selling for $178,780 (SCM# 1557560). expect a 15,000-mile unit to. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Have to hand it to Gooding— the final bid was unbelievable. I would love to see what happens when another Beetle like this comes to auction (there’s bound to be one out there). My explanation: Someone had to have a Jerry Seinfeld car, but was on a sub$300k budget. Much like the slightly less-expensive chicken at a high-end steakhouse, it sold for what it did because it was the most affordable Seinfeld car. #39-1963 PORSCHE 356B 2000 GS/GT Carrera 2 coupe. S/N 122561. Silver metallic/ blue leather. Odo: 48,296 km. Real GS/GT, #31-1966 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 304182. Eng. # 907419. Sand/beige vinyl. Odo: 18,679 miles. Clean, unrestored SWB 911, from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection. One large paint chip on the rear left quarter panel. Interior looks fresh and modestly enjoyed, with one visible tear in door seal. Everything fits together like it has never been disassem- vertible. S/N 11304412013778. Signal Red/ black canvas/Cognac MB-Tex. Odo: 79,101 miles. Attractive 280SL with factory a/c. Used to be gorgeous Dark Red (DB 542), until someone decided to paint it in Signal Red (DB 568), which is a shame. I have serious doubts about the Cognac MB-Tex, which is desperately trying to appear original, but does not quite make it. Distributor cover missing, same with fan shroud (and yes, all 280SLs had fan shrouds). Some incorrect hose clamps, clamped-on battery terminals, original a/c hoses have been spliced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $115,500. Each of these cars deserves a good restoration, not a color-change fluff-and-buff. While this was structurally and mechanically solid, the details did not hold up under scrutiny. Once one of these crosses the $100k mark, you should not have to repaint the car. However, the original Dark Red is such a gorgeous color that if this car were mine, it would be the first thing I would do. #53-1970 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N bled, confirming its status as a preservation masterpiece. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $275,000. You only get a few chances to buy examples like these. However, the ones to really get excited about are the unknown cars that have 9110101579. Eng. # 6109080. Tangerine/beige leather. Odo: 14,983 miles. Supposedly an original car pulled out of 30-year storage. Last tagged in 1984, if the license plate is correct for the car. Interior original and smelly, with Pioneer speaker in hat shelf. Well preserved with seemingly original paint, but so much dust on it it’s very hard to tell. Engine still has yellow-zinc plating, looks almost too good to be true. Definitely sortable with no restoration needed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $165,000. Laugh if you will, but someone got a far better car than a restored 911. Porsches tend to sit fine for long periods of time (no coolant to chemically wreck the engine block is a plus), and this one looked too good for its long hibernation. Totally worth the money, as a restored car just doesn’t come close. 90 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL #1-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102612001627. Eng. # 11698012001425. Silver/red leather. Odo: 92,250 miles. Freshly restored 3.5 coupe. One small dent in the roof. Paint application was mostly surface, with some older paint still evident in body seams. Also, some issues with paint on fuel door. Interior done to a nice standard, with very minimal grain on leather. As time goes by, the quality of the MB leather improves. Underhood, some wrong hose clamps, $4.4 million. When you compare the sales price now to what it cost then, the $1.4m difference (closer to $2m with consideration of auction fees) pales in comparison to what this must have cost to own in those four years. Cars like this, if offered for sale too often, can become the Paris Hiltons of the collector car world—so overexposed we just get tired of seeing them. #36-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC racer. S/N 9114600 116. Eng. # 680034. Yellow/black cloth. Odo: 10,571 km. Restored, with nothing to be ashamed of. Honest to a fault, even if some of the items that may have been originally incorporated were a little bit crude, such as the fender flares, interior switches, etc. Doors open and shut well, and all gaps are race-car standard, which for Porsche was as good as road TOP 10 No. 8 as well as incorrect belts, give it away as a quickie job. Perhaps not mechanically sorted. Undercarriage dirty and untouched. In the most desirable specification, with floor shift and sunroof. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. One of fewer than 100 floor-shift, sunroof cars for our market. While some work is still needed to get all the details right, this was a great deal. New owner should be very happy, even if they have to sink another $15k into it. #44-1973 PORSCHE 917 30 Can-Am Spyder. S/N 91730004. Blue & yellow/ blue cloth. RHD. The car that killed Can-Am. Some stress cracks in paint and numerous chips on nose. Authentic graphics and looks ready to use. Interior is as spartan as a phone booth, with everything needed in working condition and nothing more. As it crossed the block we got to hear it run, and yes, it is scary. Overall assessment is that it looks trackworthy. No odo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,000,000. As cool, fun and conversation- TOP 10 No. 5 1-. SOLD AT $200,750. While these are still climbing, they are not yet worth $250k, and they may never be. Sale price was realistic, but low estimate of $240k was not. A fair deal. #56-1988 PORSCHE 959 Komfort coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS900152. Silver metallic/ black leather. Odo: 29,395 km. Really clean 959, with a few little chips in the paint here and there. Otherwise a strikingly preserved car considering that it’s been used some. Interior similar to exterior, with no wear in seat bolsters and like-new leather. French delivery, with time in car. The most important part—the engine—appears as if nothing was left to chance. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,310,000. Any rare, early 911 with legitimate race history is solidly in the $2 million club, and this was a textbook sale. There might even be a little bit of meat left on the bone if the buyer decides they don’t like it. (See profile, p.78.) #15-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309800724. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 206,029 miles. One of the finest 930s available. Very clean and straight car, with one repaint. A bit too much metal in paint. Panel fit good and all black trim excellent. Interior may have been retrimmed at some point, but hard Germany and Italy before coming here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,120,000. The SCM Platinum Auction Database tells me this was a good deal, with examples of this caliber selling in the $1.5m–$1.7m range. There’s at least another $300k on the table here. This means a few extra kilometers won’t hurt... #76-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D1KA098343. Arctic White/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 35,257 miles. Clean and well-preserved example of the 560SL, in what many Mercedes fans would deem a milquetoast color combination. Paint original, free from chalky oxidation. Rubber seals settled in. Blue dash— which will crack on a 70-degree cloudy day— looks fantastic. Seat bolsters free of wear, no cracks in wood. Quick inspection of engine bay shows one incorrect zip tie by washerfluid bottle, and what I would also consider inspiring as it seems, it is also undeniably dangerous and expensive. Last sold by Gooding here in Amelia in 2012 (SCM# 4777870) for to say. Engine free of dripping oil, which indicates it hasn’t just been sitting around. Cond: a premature R134a conversion. No idea how it runs, but I’m sure it needs something, somewhere. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,300. In an attempt to get 560SL values to align with Euro 500SL values (1986–89 107-model cars, not the 129), we have cream puffs like these sneaking into high-brow auctions everywhere. However, the best 560 on the planet is still a $50k car. This one is fairly priced, even if it fell $9k short of its bottom estimate. Owners of preservation-quality 560SLs everywhere—this is still a buyer’s market. #38-1990 PORSCHE 962 C Racer. S/N 962012. White/black cloth. No odo. Honest- 92 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL to-goodness racing condition; looks like it’s ready to go for a few laps right now. Panel fit consistent with racing application. All graphics minimal and authentic. Consistent with all other cars in the Seinfeld Collection, in that it is clean and well maintained. While I’m sure Jerry has used it, it doesn’t look like it is been ridden hard and put away wet. And yes, they fired it up right there on the display floor, so we know it’s in turn-key condition. Cond: 1. Dashboard, gear lever and steering wheel appear like they have never seen the sun. Fitted with option code X88, meaning it has an IMSA-spec racing engine. One of 39 U.S.spec 964 Turbo S Flachbau models built; also the only example in Polar Silver. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,017,500. For someone who wasn’t willing to swing the predicted $1.5m for the 959, this looked like a possible (cheaper) alternative, being just as ridiculous and slightly more exclusive. Ultimately, no one got to steal it, although even I thought the $1m estimate looked high. Rare 964s lead the way again. #6-1996 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 4S SOLD AT $1,650,000. This was easily the most attractive pure race car in the Seinfeld Collection. Easier to manage than the 917/30 (Lot 44) that sold for $3 million, since it did not have an exotic flat 12, a complicated title situation or a tendency to kill its drivers. As such, it sold right within estimate. Fair deal, so time to go have fun. #45-1994 PORSCHE 911 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau coupe. S/N WP0AC2968RS480403. Eng. # 61R00895. Polar Silver Metallic/gray leather. Odo: 12,545 miles. The shining star of the 964-era lineup, and a car whose existence is often doubted. Shows signs of use, but no noticeable flaws in paint. Seats free of bolster wear, cracking or discoloration. steering wheel and shifter. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $156,750. While these have appreciated nicely in the past two years, I was not expecting this at all. Most likely a combination of very low mileage and the fact it was the most affordable 993 here. If someone wanted a Gooding-quality Porsche, this was the least expensive entry. Seller got all the money, but the buyer got a great car. coupe. S/N WP0AA2991TS321262. Speed Yellow/black leather. Odo: 7,984 miles. Minty-fresh C4 in nearly perfect condition. Absolutely one of the best available, with low mileage. Extremely clean and presented where any flaws would be made visible. Nothing altered from new in engine bay. All stickers present, original a/c hoses, original yellowzinc finishes. Leather unworn, as are carpets, 2+. SOLD AT $935,000. The new owner will have to get his fix just looking at it, as it really can’t be driven anywhere but on a track. That being said, the lack of usability held this one back. In a few years these cars will be old enough to lose the show-and-display status, so maybe we will see more money for them then. #40-2000 PORSCHE CARRERA GT Prototype Spyder. S/N 9R3M001. Silver/ black canvas/chocolate leather. Nicely done, but you can still tell it’s a prototype. Original paint, with so-so panel fit. Interior looks cheap, and brown clashes with silver, which might explain the high bid. Otherwise, looks generally unused. Shares practically no parts with production Carrera GT. Seinfeld acquired #41-1997 PORSCHE 911 Cup 3.8 RSR coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS398070. White/ black cloth. Odo: 3,650 miles. A practically new example of the 997 Cup, manufactured for track use only. Paint and panel fit purely functional, with typical exposed fasteners for fender flares. Interior also as-new. Show-anddisplay status, originally from Japan. Cond: it directly from Porsche in 2007. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $1,000,000. This one has show-and-display status, and it looks like Mr. Seinfeld will be stuck with it. I’m sure many will disagree, but this is a Porsche with a model-car kind of feel to it. Even though it runs and drives, I imagine a production example would be nicer, less expensive and easier to sell. #32-2011 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WP0CB2A95BS795554. Blue/black canvas/ black cloth & leather. Odo: 4,845 miles. Number nine of 356 units. In factory-fresh condition inside and out, with no signs of use on nose, unworn seats, no curb rash on wheels 94 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL and numerous other signs of limited use. From the Seinfeld Collection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $440,000. Even newer Porsches sell at a premium when they are owned by the right person. In the real world this Speedster is a $200k car, give or take, meaning that the Seinfeld connection more than doubled the sales price. Well sold. ITALIAN #29-1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 Super Sport coupe. S/N 915539. Eng. # 923650. Gray/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 79,800 km. Big, post-war Alfa wearing fresh paint done to a reasonable standard, but chrome not restored. Expanses of metal relatively flat. Complete looking, but some panel-fit issues with hood Paint has numerous preparation flaws, lifting, spider cracks, runs on hood. Rust in passenger’s side door. Chrome all varying quality, with front grilles held on using industrialgrade screws. Interior leather starting to crack—not in bad shape but certainly drying out. Panel fit in desperate need of help on hood, trunk and driver’s side door. Catalog claims this was an original car from Spain, painted once, then on to Japan. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $600,000. If you’re the kind of person who buys an expensive classic car and doesn’t maintain it, shame on you. Unfortunately, I see this from a lot of collectors, who purchase a vehicle for its looks and refuse to even try to maintain it. I find the Home Depotquality screws to be representative of the entire car’s condition. #60-1966 ABARTH 1300 OT Periscopio and doors. Interior also just out of the oven. Most work completed in 2010, with little use since. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $540,000. Despite its rarity and complete history, cars like this struggle to look exciting in a room full of Porsches. While we could call $600k a fair value, the $540k high bid was today’s realistic number. #69-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SWB California Spyder. S/N 2871GT. Eng. # 2871. Red/black leather. Odo: 15,814 km. Stunning preservation-quality Ferrari, with three owners. One of 37 SWB Spyders. Certainly repainted once, but that’s all. Chrome beautifully aged, leather creasing with splendor and engine bay taking on a soft patina, with no signs of molestation. The smell this 250 emits is even marvelous—a once-in- TOP 10 No. 1 coupe. S/N 137C044. Eng. # 287007. Red/ black vinyl. Functional restoration of a car designed just for the track. One of about 50, and original hand-built panels all fit pretty well. No attempt made to disguise its functionality, with the most eye-catching part being the elaborate and highly detailed Abarth engine. Interior just the same, and with no speedometer. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $506,000. Another car you can really only find at an auction like this, and one that garnered my interest the most. A great alternative to a TZ Alfa, with much more eyeball, and perhaps even a little more speed. Fairly bought, with money left on the table for some improvement if needed. a-lifetime kind of car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,160,000. I wasn’t sure if it would make low estimate, but it finally hammered at $15.6m. Proof that the Ferrari market adores original, rare examples that haven’t been hastily restored, then flipped. Rarity drives the market, and preservation of the best cars keeps it afloat. This was a great example of both. (See profile, p. 66.) #16-1965 LAMBORGHINI 350GT coupe. S/N 0343. Dark green metallic/tan leather. Odo: 97,220 km. 350GT with thick green paint containing too much metal flake. 96 Sports Car Market #17-1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1425803. Eng. # 00588. Red/


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Glovebox Notes 2016 Honda HR-V AWD EX-L crossover Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Price as tested: $26,720 Equipment: 1.8-liter, 141-hp, SOHC, 16-valve, i-VTEC I4 engine; CVT EPA mileage: 27/32 Likes: Attractive exterior without a lot of lookat-me flash. Even the color-shifting paint is a subtle deep blue to indigo. Way more stylish than its CR-V big brother. Noteworthy handling and steering, which makes sense given the Fit underpinnings. Both rear-facing cameras are useful, and the steering-wheelmounted controls are acceptable after you get used to the layout. Plenty of stowage for large grocery-store hauls. Interior fit and finish earn good marks. Simple, clean and easy-to-read gauge layout. Dislikes: Underpowered, but perhaps the 6-speed version feels less so. That one loses the AWD, however. Would love to see a 6-cyl option instead of just a slightly extra peppy Fit-based four-banger. Lose the paddle shifters — this isn’t Formula One, nor is it even Special-Stage-ready. The center-stack screen is busy all of the time. My kingdom for volume and tuning radio knobs. HVAC knobs too! Touchscreen side controls are inadequate. Not the tallest vehicle — it is a subcompact crossover — so taller occupants should watch their heads over speed bumps. Fun to drive: HHH½ Eye appeal: HHH½ Overall experience: HHH½ Verdict: For city living, this can do most anything a primary driver needs. Kids, groceries, smaller outdoor projects; the HR-V handles them just fine. Reasonably priced EX-L from $25k, with the FWD base model priced just under $20k. Fierce competition in segment led by Kia’s Soul and the Mazda CX-3 makes shopping around and identifying your best match a good idea. There’s a lot more flash available in the category than Honda brings to the table, but few offer the refinement and restrained styling. — Chad Tyson black fabric. Odo: 6,379 km. Painted carefully several years ago. Underside consistent with body in that it is very clean. Gaps and brightwork very good. One singular flaw in the roof, with small marks. Interior similar. Otherwise a clean and tidy car that is ready to be used and enjoyed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. If you compare this with a Maserati Ghibli it looks like a great deal, with its Spicainjected race-bred V8 engine. However, I got the vibe that many potential buyers are also afraid of these, which keeps prices low compared to contemporary exotic cars. While these were $50k–$70k a few years ago, the market has picked up, and this is now the going rate for a good example. #3-1973 FIAT 130 coupe. S/N 130B- C0002591. Blue metallic/tan leather. Odo: 9,144 km. Very special and highly original Fiat that you don’t see in the United States. Paint lifting a little bit on cowl. Chrome shows signs of removal for painting at some point in the past, but everything is settled in. Interior redone recently. Wheels also refinished with correct XWX tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $236,500. Up and up they go! Soon these may surpass some big Enzo-era cars like the 365 GT 2+2. I will only be able to judge this as well bought or not after the next string of auctions, as values seem to change every week. #79-1976 MASERATI MERAK SS said to be original. Woodgrain on dash also very good. Driver’s door seal starting to deteriorate. Equipped with a ZF gearbox. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,700. A unique and very cool Fiat for a song. The new owner should enjoy having what is essentially a Dino coupe for half price. Something like it might do better in Europe by at least $15k. #63-1973 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA 400GT Series III coupe. S/N 9060. Red/tan leather. Odo: 86,914 miles. At a quick glance the paintwork has numerous flaws, as well as poor left and right door fit. Interior is less disappointing, with good, older leather work and untouched dash. Previously owned by a Lamborghini club member, indicating that it was coupe. S/N AM122A1338. Red/cream leather. Odo: 64,548 km. Another auction staple, this Maserati presented well for a used car. Paint has numerous small but acceptable flaws, including what looks like lifting paint in the rear. Chrome also shows its age. Interior probably original, with light creasing in leather. Looks like it sat for a long time, indicating speak for the market when I say this was the highest possible result it could have seen. #5-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB Vetroresina coupe. S/N 19145. Red/black leather. Odo: 45,301 miles. Clean fiberglass car, with some small marks and paint flaws on A-pillars; otherwise flat surfaces are great. Looks almost too good to be fiberglass. Interior nice and original. Seats worn in nicely, with creasing in leather. Carpet looks like it may have been mechanicals will probably need some attention. However, nothing looks glaringly wrong, either. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,500. Many SS Meraks sell in the near-but-not-quite-$100k range. For someone who wants a deal, this was the time and place to be. Call it solid, with potential to be a great driver. The upside here is all the fun you will have with it. Well bought. probably maintained to a reasonable standard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $99,000. This was not worth more than $100k, with the best Espadas barely reaching $120k. The estimate was optimistic, and this slightly worn-in example made it all the way to a generous $99k. I think I 98 #21-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N 26835. Rosso Dino/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 5,822 km. Reasonably good respray in original Rosso Dino, with some overspray in areas. Tidy interior, with no serious faults. Seats are original. Claimed lowmileage car, with California exhaust emissions decal still fixed to windshield. Speedometer is in kilometers, which makes the whole thing suspicious until you realize it was delivered Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Amelia Island, FL new to Ontario. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $187,000. It would have done better with its factory paint, and at $15k for a respray, it looks like it has been damaged in the past then repaired. Interior almost certainly original, with excellent leather and dash. Undercarriage must’ve been painted in recent past. Wheels also freshly refinished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $297,000. The 512 Boxer is a requirement for this auction, but only the best will do. This was a textbook sale, and if the new owner is a speculative collector, they might make $20k– $40k if they wait and sell it next year. #28-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA sounds like someone was trying to scrimp in an area that demands a bit more effort. The overspray, while hidden, signified that not enough time and money were spent painting the car. As such, call it well sold. #12-1984 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000047867. Red/tan leather. Odo: 9,057 km. 512 BBi with either original, wellpreserved paint, or an older respray. Some discoloration on A-pillar. Trim still holds color. Panel fit consistent with model; nothing coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A0M0086474. Red/tan leather. Odo: 8,455 miles. Clean, low-mileage example, with perfect paint and minimal interior use, although insert on passenger’s seat looks like it might be newer. Recent major service, with engine out. Nothing to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $170,500. Some people thought they could get a cheap Ferrari at what was, essentially, a Porsche auction. This just barely turned out to be true. The Testarossa is an auction staple, and they have not quite reached market saturation, so even I expected it to do $190k. Nevertheless, it sold a bit low, with another $20k or so left on the table. #64-1995 FERRARI F50 coupe. S/N ZFFTG46A5S0104021. Red/red & black leather. Odo: 5,285 miles. The most desirable post-Enzo Ferrari, in like-new condition. Original paint perfect, with no excuses or rash. Interior similar, showing only the kind of texture you get from careful use and preservation. Body gaps and panel fit perfect, as is engine. Ferrari owners generally TOP 10 No. 9 take great care of their cars, so no surprise at condition of this F50. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,310,000. If this one has sold for double, I still would not have been surprised. The F50 is such a stunning car—with such raw features—that I am certain a day will come when examples like this see eight-digit sales. In the meantime, well bought for how conserved it is. The reason we go to auctions like Gooding is because they supply examples like this one. © 100 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL RM Sotheby’s — Amelia Island The 1964 Peel sold for an astonishing $176,000. Just goes to show bigger ain’t always better Company RM Sotheby’s Date March 12, 2016 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Eli Rodriguez Automotive lots sold/offered 82/93 Sales rate 88% Sales total $38,577,000 High sale 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico, sold at $4,400,000 Driven to a record number — 1964 Peel P50, sold at $176,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T his was the 18th consecutive auction that RM has held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance — 11 years lon- ger than any other company on the It also marked the first annivers relationship with Sotheby’s. The r not at the blockbuster level of la certainly respectable, with revenu $40 million and 88% of the mot finding new homes. The auction offered a refreshing blend, with some exceptional American cars — Full Classics and ’50s alike — crossing the block, rather than the steady diet of European sports cars we have been fed of late at so many other venues. Two American Full Classics broke the million-dollar barrier: a 1932 Packard Twin Six roadster and a 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria. The Packard was a factory-bodied car but wore an exceptional restoration. The fact that Clark Gable reportedly owned it certainly helped it. The Stutz, with coachwork by Rollston, was simply stunning and well worth the price paid. Two additional American Full Classics of note were the 1935 Auburn Supercharged Speedster that realized $715,000 and the 1930 Stutz Monte Carlo that sold for 102 Amelia Island, FL $550,000. Properly restored Auburn Speedsters continue to appreciate, and in addition to being exciting to look at and drive, are proving to be money in the bank. The Stutz, th its fabric body by Weymann, recently won its class at Pebble Beach and Amelia land and sold for a relative bargain. It, however, will always be known as Judge Joseph Cassini’s car due to his well-known ownership. The smallest car I have seen offered in sometime was the 1964 Peel. Reverse gear is a handle by the back bumper, which is used to pick up the car and turn it around. It sold for an astonishing $176,000. Just goes to show bigger ain’t always better. A notable no-sale was the 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France that was bid to $4,250,000 without success. Now we are used to these cars selling it the $8 million range, so this one obviously had some Sales Totals issues. A former Luigi Chinetti NART tech owned it for over 40 years. He restored the frequently crashed three-louver about 15 years ago. To reach its potential, it would need to return to Italy for new and more accurate coachwork, but no one in the room was willing to step up for the task. Max Girardo, RM Sotheby’s world-class auctioneer, was unable to attend the event due to the passing of his father. Eli Rodriguez, from Sotheby’s wine department, was called to fill in. He obviously did his homework and performed an admirable job. ♦ $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market Greg Keysar ©2016, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #170-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Sedanca drophead coupe. S/N 120SK. Eng. # GH55. Black & pewter/black fabric/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 8,883 km. One of three PII Continentals bodied by H.J. Mulliner as drophead coupes, with three-position top. Updated by Chapron in 1938 with pontoon fenders. Recently repainted, with new leather and top. Except for a few minor chips, it is in excep- (SCM# 215259). A few short years later, two bidders just had to have it and drove it to a record number. Well sold indeed. tional condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $550,000. We watched this Phantom II fail to sell at Worldwide’s 2009 Houston Classic when bid to $360,000 (SCM# 120563). Prior to that it also failed to sell at RM’s 2008 Hershey sale when the bidding stalled at $430,000 (SCM# 118295). A bit of patience paid off as the seller finally reversed the trend and got his price, although he had to spend some money to get there. #169-1957 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BO- LIDE roadster. S/N 404X3074. Dark blue & orange/black leather. Odo: 8,299 miles. Built by “Wacky” Arnolt with Bristol chassis and drivetrain. Bertone coachwork. Recent mechanical restoration, but wears older paint from ‘70s. Extensive racing history. Simpson rior seating with minor wear, but nothing serious. Known history from new. Same owner past 20 years. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. Not the most attractive styling, but has an advanced drivetrain. Bidding was well under expectations, and thus it failed to sell. I think the correct number is somewhere between the final bid and the low estimate. racing lap belts. Original Bristol motor recently installed. Trunk gaps uneven. Unusual colors. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $286,000. Sold below expectations, but condition was lacking a bit. Ready for the grid on the vintage racing circuit. Just might be worth the price paid to tell stories about “Wacky.” #198-1964 PEEL P50. S/N D535. Red/ black fabric. MHD. The world’s smallest production car. One of 47 built and only 26 remain. Gets over 100 miles to a gallon. Reverse is a rear handle which you lift up to move the car. Made famous in episode of “Top Gear” when Jeremy Clarkson drove it through a building. Quality restoration, with minor pitting. Cute as heck at the next Cars and Coffee, and you can park it in the closet. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. This was last seen at RM’s Weiner microcar sale in February 2013, where it stole the show, selling for $120,750 104 #183-1930 DELAGE D8 C cabriolet. S/N 34738. Gray/gray leather. RHD. Two-decadeold restoration has held up well. The D8 C featured the larger sports-edition motor in the Normale chassis. Once used by Homer Fitterling to tow his Duesenbergs to shows! The only surviving Chapron-bodied D8 C. Cond: matching luggage. Cute as heck. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,500. An example where the whole is worth more than the sum of the parts. Value the microbus at $100k and is the camper worth $50k? I doubt it, but put them together and you have something special. Will draw a crowd at every outing. #111-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 2. SOLD AT $176,000. A striking, well-main- 3.5 coupe. S/N 11102612004325. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 40,906 miles. An unrestored example that’s been maintained in exceptional condition. Has received a respray. Low miles stated to be actual. Originally priced at twice the cost of the most expensive Cadillac. Fitted Sports Car Market FRENCH #157-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 30 tourer. S/N 4725. Yellow & black/black cloth/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 11,570 km. The Type 30 was the first 8-cylinder production Bugatti. Between 1922 and 1926, 600 were produced. Coachbuilder unknown. Engine number 30 is correct for car, but not original. An older restoration in surprisingly good condition. Inte- tained automobile that received little attention from the audience. Sold for well under the estimates, as it was offered at no reserve. Seller rolled the dice and came up snake-eyes. Buyer should be very pleased. GERMAN #161-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500397. White/red leather. Odo: 72,002 miles. Restored in 2007 and additional documented work completed in 2011. Engine upgraded with NSL camshaft. Fitted with Rudge wheels and fitted luggage. Becker radio and original front belly pans. Paint and interior in good order. Fully documented and ready for the Colorado Grand. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,265,000. The rapid appreciation for 300SLs has leveled off a bit and the price paid here is in line with the new market. A solid car at a reasonable price. Rudge wheels add about $40k to the package. Now just get it on the road. #120-1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Super Deluxe 23-window microbus. S/N 1083449. Turquoise & white/ turquoise vinyl. Odo: 9,368 miles. Presented with matching Eriba Puck camper. Split windshield and 23 windows, with full-length sliding sunroof. Desirable walk-through model. Bare-metal restoration includes camper. Correct original colors. Restored in early 1990s. Recently received renewed interior with


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL with Behr air conditioning and Becker radio. Also has Bosch Fanfare city/country horns. Wood dash in wonderful condition and blue leather seating in good order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $159,500. Price paid was as expected, and new owner has a fun weekend driver that will be a hit at the shows. All should be pleased with this transaction. ITALIAN #174-1957 FERRARI 250 GT Tour de France coupe. S/N 0619GT. Grigio/blue leather. Odo: 30,918 miles. Same owner for 41 years. Extensive race history. A numbersmatching, three-panel example. Damaged on several non-racing occasions. Restoration completed in early 2000s, but not up to today’s standards. Dented trim. Odd nose with uneven paint. Welcome at any and all vintage events. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $4,250,000. Bidding fell well below expectations, but it needs to return to Italy for new body to bring it to the level of what other TdFs have realized. One of the premier Ferraris ever built. TOP 10 No. 4 #163-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA LWB Aerodinamico coupe. S/N 3949SA. Eng. # 56SA. Blu Chiaro/tan leather. Odo: 67,563 km. A factory covered-headlamp example that was the 1962 Turin Automobile Show Car. One of 18 longwheelbase examples. Fitted with Dunlop disc brakes and overdrive. Restored in 1977. Sold to Ron Pratte in 2003. Again restored in 2012. Retains original motor and gearbox. An impressive example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT first-series cars produced. Considered by most as the most desirable Maserati 3500 design. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $324,500. An impressive and desirable Series I Maserati that sold for the anticipated price. Interesting history adds to the allure. Not sold prior to restoration way back in 1999 for $20k at Kruse’s Scottsdale auction (SCM# 1528385). I’d call the return to stock a good idea. Welcomed at the next Concorso Italiano. $4,400,000. A significant and properly documented Superamerica. Sold at an equally impressive price, but if you want the best, it comes at a price. Well worth the money. #116-1963 MASERATI SEBRING 3500 GTI Series I coupe. S/N AM10101549. Amaranto/black leather. Odo: 45,073 miles. Restored in early 2000s, returning to original configuration. Had been heavily modified by second owner, a Buick engineer. Matchingnumbers motor. Well preserved since. A few paint issues noted including chip on nose. Interior presentable. Borrani wires. Only 348 106 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL #173-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTA Sprint Stradale coupe. S/N AR613565. Red/ black leather. Odo: 75,074 miles. An alleggerita, or lightened, aluminum body on a documented GTA Stradale. Most were used for racing. Has correct wood-trimmed GTA wheel with bolt-in roll cage. Paint and interior in good order, but not concours quality. Recent invoices document expenses. Complete with $2,000,000. This 330 GTS sold for a touch under the low estimate, but for a fair and realistic number considering the condition. An elegant design that needs to be driven. I’ll volunteer for the job! #196-1971 INTERMECCANICA ITA- FIA papers. A solid presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $286,000. A rare and unusual GTA that is a no-questions example. Ready for the grid at the next vintage race. Sold for the expected amount, so all should be pleased. #139-1968 FERRARI 330 GTS Spyder. S/N 10817. Pale Yellow/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 35,127 miles. One of only 99 330 GTSs built. A U.S.-delivery car with factory air. Wears older restoration, with a few paint blemishes and minor wear on the seating. Engine bay not detailed but acceptable. First sold by William Harrah’s Modern Classics. A most handsome Ferrari. Cond: 2. SOLD AT LIA Spyder. S/N 50385414. Red/black Haartz cloth/black leather. Odo: 33,086 miles. Italian styling with Ford power under the hood. Only 400 or so produced and 222 were Spyders. Recent restoration, but chips on nose and windshield scratched. Small side fender lights added. Attractive leather interior. Windsor 351 upgraded to 400 horsepower. Daytona knockoff wires. Hurst shifter a bit out of place. Low miles thought to be original. Wicked quick. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $132,000. Third Italia to come to market in the past few months—all selling in this price range. Pretty well establishes the market-correct value. A fun road car that does not often get passed. #160-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 15271. Rosso Chiaro/black leather. Odo: 31,149 miles. Full engine rebuild, with internal upgrades boosting horsepower to 409. Cosmetic restoration in 2002. Still presents well, but shows a bit of age and light use. A few chips on nose. Decent mouse hair and mild wear on seating. Low miles thought to be original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $605,000. Daytonas continue to outperform and are money in the bank in a regressing market. An exceptional road car and—with engine upgrades—it will lead the pack. #152-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFTA17S000061421. Red/black leather. Odo: 40,543 km. A single-mirror European delivery that first went to Turkey. Presented in original, unmolested condition with less than 25k miles. Paint and interior as expected on original car. No real issues except chip on driver’s door keyhole. Model famous due to its starring role in “Miami Vice. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $181,500. These have gone full cycle from selling over invoice, sliding down the depreciation curve and now appreciating as a highly collectible Ferrari. An appealing design with styling that’s aging well. Price paid reflects the current interest that should continue. #164-2014 PAGANI HUAYRA coupe. S/N ZA9H11UAXESF76062. Blue Argentina/gray leather. Odo: 400 miles. List price of over $1,000,000 and ordered with $260,000 in options. Less that 400 miles from new. Powered by Mercedes AMG V12, with twin turbochargers. Top speed of 238 mph and 0–60 in three seconds. Only 100 TOP 10 No. 10 108 Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL Online sales of contemporary cars 2016 Tesla Model X P90D coupe built and all spoken for. An impressive supercar. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,035,000. When money is no object, this starts to look awfully good. If you can afford it—and have to have it—so what? Doubt if there will be another chance to own one, let alone even get close to one anytime soon. (See profile, p. 80.) JAPANESE Date sold: 04/08/2016 eBay auction ID: 262373255735 Seller’s eBay ID: evanpaulmotorcars Sale type: Used car with 135 miles VIN: 5YJXCAE43GF001226 Details: Solid White over black leather; dual electric motors rated at 762 hp and 713 lb/ft, 1-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $150,750, Buy It Now, sf 3 MSRP: $147,950 (as equipped) Other current offering: Star Motor Sales in Downers Grove, IL, asking $169,490 for a Solid White over white leather Tesla Model X, with 64 miles. Alternately, one can be ordered new at your local Tesla store. 2014 Lotus Evora S 2+2 coupe #125-1967 TOYOTA 2000GT coupe. S/N MF1010088. White/black leather. Odo: 46,867 miles. One of only 52 left-hand-drive examples sold in U.S. Priced at $7,000, it was $1,000 more than an E-type. Powered by Yamaha hemi-head. Refurbished in 2007 and Solex carbs added, but original Webers are with car. New leather and carpeting. Also paint condition. I knew this car well when it lived in the Pacific Northwest. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $313,500. Solid Full Classics continue to outperform the market, as illustrated here. Sold well above expectations, especially when the older restoration is factored in. Previously sold by RM in Phoenix January 2003 for $121k (SCM# 1556633). A fun tour car and a treat to drive on the next CARavan. Well sold, but buyer should also be pleased. #159-1930 STUTZ SV-16 Monte Carlo Date sold: 04/06/2016 eBay auction ID: 262373460443 Seller’s eBay ID: gdoorley Sale type: New car with 300 miles VIN: SCCLMDSU5EHA103016 Details: Black over black leather; 3.5-L, supercharged V6 rated at 345 hp and 295 lb/ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $72,500, Buy It Now, sf 44 MSRP: $79,980 (base) Other current offering: Prestige Imports, of North Miami Beach, FL, offering a 2014, 104-mile Evora S 2+2 in black over black for $96,760. 2014 Audi RS7 sedan and chrome redone. Complete with books and records. Low miles stated to be accurate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $797,500. Only 351 examples produced, but one seems to show up at every serious auction of late. Price paid here is the current market for a solid example; although they were a bit more a year ago. Timing is everything. AMERICAN #185-1894 SILSBY STEAM PUMPER Horse-drawn Fourth Size. S/N 2272. Red & black. One of two Silsby Pumpers delivered to Philadelphia Engine Company 42 in 1894. The Fourth Size had 500-gallon-per-minute capacity. In use until 1922. Fifteen-year restoration Date sold: 03/31/2016 eBay auction ID: 262354491418 Seller’s eBay ID: viperpalmer678 Sale type: Used car with 7,538 miles VIN: WUAW2AFC6EN903259 Details: Daytona Gray Pearl over black leather; 4.0L, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 560 hp and 516 lb/ ft, 8-sp auto, AWD Sale result: $89,987, Buy It Now, sf 346 MSRP: $118,645 (as equipped) Other current offering: Park Place LTD in Bellevue, WA, asking $104,950 for a Misano Red Pearl over black leather 2014 RS7 Prestige, with 63 miles. ♦ 110 An elegant Full Classic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $550,000. One of the most stunning designs of the era. The low roofline and fabric body from the Chateau line represent the height of the custom era. Price paid was a touch under expectations, so I’ll call it well bought. Sold here in Amelia by RM in 2013 for the same amount (SCM# 5905298). Just hope the new owner continues to show the car. began in 1979. Only known Silsby Pumper from Philadelphia Fire Department. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $264,000. Will certainly be the cornerstone of a fire-department memorabilia museum. Just don’t want to be the guy who has to do the polishing, which would be a lifetime job! #115-1930 CORD L-29 cabriolet. S/N 2928140. Dark blue/tan leather/light blue leather. Odo: 19,711 miles. The Cord L-29 was America’s first major production frontwheel-drive automobile. An older restoration that was finished in non-factory colors. Pale blue leather interior in good order, but not to everybody’s liking. A noticeable chip on right front fender. ACD Club Category One certification. An elegant design. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $203,500. We watched this L-29 sell for Sports Car Market coupe. S/N M854CD27S. Tan fabric/tan cloth. Odo: 644 miles. From the famed A.K. Miller Collection. Has fabric-covered body and padded top. Low roofline and angled windshield. Built-in trunk. Restored by RM Restorations in 2000. Numerous awards followed, most recently Best in Class at 2015 Pebble Beach. One of three examples with this coachwork. #155-1929 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT Model 645 sport phaeton. S/N 169841. Twotone red/tan canvas/red leather. Odo: 1,272 miles. An older restoration that still presents well. Displayed at recent CCCA Annual Meeting. Complete with wind wings and stone guard. An original 645 that has not been modified. Paint and brightwork in surprisingly good


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL tan leather. Odo: 75,266 miles. Powered by Cadillac’s famed V12, which was similar to the V16. With hydraulic lifters, it ran as quietly as the V16. Original coachwork as documented by build sheet. Restored in early 1980s $187,000 at RM’s 2009 Monterey auction (SCM# 142052). The buyer used and enjoyed the car for seven years and walks away with his money back. Can’t beat that. #132-1931 STUTZ DV-32 convertible Victoria. S/N DVPC1294. Pyramid Gray/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 83 miles. The first of five DV-32s built with this design. Quality restoration completed in 2013, with multiple concours wins thereafter. Complete with original Rollston build sheet. Has been maintained to highest standards. A stunning motorcar and now starting to unwind a bit. Ashtrays missing and interior seating worn. Paint losing luster and brightwork a bit dull. Recent engine bay detailing. Needs just about everything else. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $137,500. The price paid reflects the long list of needs. Previously failed to sell at Kruse’s Fall Auburn sale in 2003 when bid up to $76k (SCM# 1561250). Hard to justify an all-out restoration, so just might as well pick away at it and enjoy on CARavans and other outings. #118-1932 PACKARD TWIN SIX coupe roadster. S/N 57964. Packard Blue/blue fabric/ blue leather. Odo: 665 miles. Reportedly once owned by Clark Gable. Restored to exceptional and authentic standards by Tom Moretti. Won Best in Class at Pebble, Amelia and Meadow Brook. A stunning Packard pow- restored to perfection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,100,000. The best, but at a price. Those that say the Full Classic market is past its prime will have a hard time explaining this sale. All is well with quality examples from the ‘30s. A solid transaction for a car that will be welcomed at any major event. #144-1931 MARMON SIXTEEN con- vertible sedan. S/N 16145593. Black/black fabric/dark red leather. Odo: 13 miles. One of 70 surviving Marmon Sixteens, with prior ownership by S. Ray Miller and Briggs Cunningham. Restored in late 1980s, with recent engine rebuild. Limited use since. A long list ered by the famed Twin Six motor. Styling, condition and provenance—what more could you ask for? Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,210,000. The bidding advanced in rapid increments as determined Packard bidders fully understood the significance of this motorcar. A rare opportunity to own such a car, and the bidders were not timid. A solid number for a factory-bodied Packard. Well sold, but I’m sure buyer has no regrets. #130-1932 RUXTON MODEL C sedan. S/N 10C112. White, gray & black/red silk & gray cloth. First American front-wheel-drive automobile. One BEST BUY of awards. Now showing a bit of age. An elegant Full Classic. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $632,500. Solid ‘30s Full Classics continue to bring solid money, and there is no reason to think that trend won’t continue. Price paid here was what you would expect from a quality Full Classic wearing an older restoration. #177-1931 CADILLAC 370A V12 phaeton. S/N 1004710. Two-tone tan/tan canvas/ June 2016 111


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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island, FL of 19 surviving Ruxtons. Painted in Joseph Urban rainbow design. Colors incorrect, however. Restored starting in 2013 to high standard. Correct silk and gray cloth interior. Woodlite headlamps and fender lamps. Numerous awards at major concours. Often shown with owner in matching jacket. A rare and distinguished automobile. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $357,500. Price paid was a bit under expectations, perhaps due to incorrect Urban rainbow colors and broad exposure. However, there were standing and transferable invites to eight events this year. New owner joins a select group of Ruxton drivers. A piece of automotive history. #134-1935 AUBURN 851 Supercharged Speedster. S/N 85132924E. Cigarette Cream/ brown leather. Odo: 59,401 miles. Legendary boattail design by Gordon Buehrig. Powered by 8-cylinder engine, with Schwitzer-Cummins centrifugal supercharger and identifying external exhaust pipes. Older restoration that has been recently used in France. Showing minor signs of age and use. Correct GH block and dual-ratio rear end. One of the most desirable of all Full Classics. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $715,000. Authentic 851 Auburn Speedsters continue to excite as they climb the appreciation curve. Many are replicas, but the real ones continue to bring solid money as illustrated here. Flew past the high estimate but will seem most reasonable in a few years. All should be happy here. #182-1936 CORD 810 cabriolet. S/N 8102260F. Eng. # FB1489. Palm Beach Tan/tan fabric/red leather. Odo: 75,466 miles. When introduced in 1935 the new Cord caused quite a stir, with coffin-nose styling, frontwheel drive and a step-down floor. Has preselect transmission. An older restoration that needs some attention in the future. Paint nearing end of life cycle. Leather interior in attracts all kinds of attention. Price paid is about right considering the older restoration and the fact that the new owner will have to spend some money in the near future. Fun tour car, so sign up for some events. #135-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 58E054995. Black/ black fabric/red leather. Odo: 2,868 miles. 365-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Restored in early 1990s and well maintained since. Paint shows a few swirls and interior has minor signs of use. All to be expected. Loaded with all the goodies including air and Autronic Eye auto- good order. Brightwork okay. Original motor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. Styling that still matic headlight dimmer. Sabre wheels and properly fitted parade boot. Numerous awards. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. We watched this Cadillac Eldorado sell at RM’s 2010 Arizona sale for $140,250 (SCM# 155114). The market has shifted a bit since and the price paid here is about right. Just hope the seller had some fun with it in his six-year ownership. © 112 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Bonhams — The Amelia Island Auction Crowds cheered when the 1937 Bugatti 57SC sold for $9,735,000 Company Bonhams Date March 10, 2016 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneers Rupert Banner, Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold/offered 66/96 Sales rate 69% Sales total $27,444,150 High sale Uniquely bodied by Vanden Plas — 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Sports tourer, sold at $9,735,00 Report and photos by Mark Moskowitz and Jeff Trepel Market opinions in italics fic as you walk across the street. A m 96 cars await you; many are fresh to The cars are curated in a catalog prep advance. Experts wander the room an guide you through detailed files if need ings are diverse and span more than a ce day follows a sumptuous and elegant breakfast. All is I magine going to an auction at Pebble or Amelia and parking your car for free, just steps away from the entrance. The police stop t Amelia Island, FL 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Sports tourer, sold at $9,735,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices fresh. The tent is new. Large, high-resolution LED screens are bright and render tail. Auctioneers change at intervals, and cars cross the block under their own ower. It’s no surprise that people came to Amelia Island a day or two early for the Bonhams experience. They were not disappointed. Crowds cheered when the star car, a 1937 Bugatti 57SC with Vanden Plas coachwork, sold for $9,735,000. A 1935 Riley MPH with long-term Bob Lutz ownership history sat center in the tent and generated a record $880,000. A 1932 Maserati 8C had an admitted fabricated frame and body, and it garnered $1,001,000. Other important sales included a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, sold at $2,970,000 and $2,750,000 respectively. An 1896 Armstrong phaeton “hybrid” motored across the stage as a video feed played, highlighting the unique workings of its powerplant. A $483,400 bid bought the car and sent it to the Netherlands, home of the Evert Louwman Museum. There were affordable deals as well. Nearly Sales Totals one-third of the cars sold for five-figure prices. A Fiat 1200 TV, an MG TC, a 1931 boattail Hudson, a BMW Z8 and a Mercedes-Benz 230SL all changed hands at or below low estimate. Bonhams’ staid and serious auctioneers ran Fabulous patina, race history and long-term Bob Lutz ownership — 1935 Riley MPH roadster, sold at $880,000 114 a tight ship. Crowds were smaller than those at more senior Amelia auctions later in the weekend. Still, the auction was an amazing success. Bonhams consigned and sold more cars than at last year’s inaugural event, and sales grew a whopping 84%, arriving at $27,444,150 overall. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #193-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I York roadster. S/N S111FR. Eng. # 21118. Two-tone Green/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 7,915 miles. Was a deteriorated Brewster Lons dale saloon, now with a magnificently re-created Brewster York roadster body by Enfield Auto Restoration of Connecticut. Could have fooled me. Jaw-droppingly handsome in great colors. No need to spend time discussing nits because there were none to pick. Flawless demonstration of modern ously cared for. Gauges are original and excellent. Beautiful engine showing signs of age. Some oil leakage. Within the past few years, sorting of the engine and chassis have been accomplished by respected restorer D.L. George; transmission has been sorted by Steve books and tools. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $173,250. What a great tour car this would coachbuilding. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $352,000. There are likely only three original Phantom I York roadsters surviving, and this car will never have that history. However, it is difficult to come up with enough superlatives to describe the accuracy and quality of this re-creation. Bidders know quality when they see it, and this car went far beyond its modest $275,000 high estimate. The sales price was clearly far under the cost of the fine craftsmanship that was put into the car. Very well bought. #174-1935 RILEY MPH roadster. S/N 44T2415. Green/black fabric/tan leather. RHD. Quality green repaint with some scratches, chips and crazing. Welting appears to have been replaced and is wearing. Panels are straight. Interior leather is worn. Obvi- Babinsky. With the exception of modern electric fan, incredibly correct and preserved. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $880,000. Fabulous patina. Race history. Long-term ownership by legendary auto exec Bob Lutz. Centerpiece of auction display and among the most coveted and discussed. With only 16 made, car is rare and comps are difficult, but this is a record for the marque by nearly double. #122-1937 BENTLEY 4¼ LITRE pha- eton. S/N B39KU. Eng. # M9BZ. Two-tone Green/tan/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 95,702 miles. From the Wade Carter Collection. A proper Derby Bentley in a characterful Thrupp & Maberly open body style, one of nine in this design. Beautifully patinated throughout. Older high-quality paint and chrome showing mild wear. Inside, wood generally excellent, with minor aging and cracking. Clear gauges, correct carpet, nicely worn-in leather. Metal grab bar looks potentially lethal to both front and rear passengers. Nice used-condition underhood with no evidence of oil leaks. All be! It participated in several CCCA tours in the 1990s. Owned by a member of Parliament from new through the 1960s. This car would look sensational with a show-quality restoration, but if I owned it, all I would do is remove the scary grab bar, install seat belts and drive it. For once, I thought the auction house estimate was rather modest for such a rare and lovely open body style; $140k–$180k would be more appropriate for a nice closed Derby Bentley. Sold mid-estimate and very well bought. #182-1949 MG TC Midget roadster. S/N TC9064EXU. Eng. # XPAG9765. Red/tan canvas/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 157 miles. Well-done red paint. Body straight, excellent panel fit. Riveted panels behind doors. Altered but attractive dash. Well-done upholstery. Detailed engine and mechanicals with period-correct Arnott supercharger. Multiple extras include light bars, fog lights and full bumpers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,800. Extremely well-accessorized and -prepared postwar sports car; a better example might be hard to find. The supercharger increases horsepower by 40% and enhances drivability. Sold at RM Monterey 2011 for $66,000 (SCM# 18551) and at Gooding Amelia 2012 for $48,400 (SCM# 196921). Five miles and four years later, purchased with room left to sort and hopefully enjoy. #199-1951 ALLARD K2 roadster. S/N K2029. Red/tan leather. Odo: 28,639 miles. Paint smoothly applied but does not cover edges of vents, etc. Attractive and unusual sidemount spares held in fiberglass inserts. Welting dislodged from seams. Front and rear bumpers missing. Other chrome has mild pitting. Upholstery showing age. Center horn button missing and replaced by remote plastic button. Dashboard needs restoration. Tachometer not functional. Seat appears fixed to floor rather than on slides. Top, hoops and side curtains not offered. Side-curtain mounts 116 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL Cond: 4. SOLD AT $57,200. Three previous sales with RM: sold for $68,750 in 2011 (SCM# 170672); for $57,750 in 2005 (SCM# 39151); and for $49,500 in 2000 (SCM# 10292). Car did not start today and had to be pushed across the block. Stage lighting made body flaws obvious. That the bid was low and accepted is no surprise. #128-1958 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. painted over and one filled. Engine compartment neat. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $93,500. Attractive car from 20 feet and an unusual one with a factory-installed De Dion rear. Multiple excellent K2s have changed hands at auction and by private treaty for $10k or $30k more, and it will take more than that to restore this one. Previously sold for $104,500 at RM Amelia Island 2012 (SCM# 197802). #186-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S837510DN. Silver/red leather. Odo: 4,128 miles. Heavy silver paint with inclusions, bubbles and cracks. Filler obvious at multiple sites. Panel-fit problems with bonnet, boot and doors. Welting uneven. Headlight chrome not aligned with fender. Interior done well with minimal leather wear. Engine changed to 3.8-liter; compartment presentable. S/N T831629DN. Red/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 2,707 miles. Great paint application with chips around gas cap. Panel fit excellent. Body chrome excellent. Welting matches paint. Side mirror pitted. Interior tidy with minimal wear. Well-done engine compartment. Head paint peeling. Original data plate. Heri- & cloth. Odo: 95,722 miles. Ultra-rare limo nicely restored but now in sub-concours condition. High-quality repaint holding up well with random small flaws. Could use a good wax job for more luster. A little bubbling on right front fender, hopefully just paint lifting. Chrome quite nice but not new-looking. Elegant interior beautifully preserved with superb wood, leather and cloth. Rear footrest coming apart. Hood latch on right side not tage certificate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $136,000. Jaguar was the second-best represented mark at Bonhams, behind Mercedes. This beautiful example was purchased at Dragone in 2013 for $90,000 (SCM# 216525). During preview, a well-known dealer stayed near the car and answered questions readily and completely. A post-sale deal came together at a fair price that might seem low on the other side of the pond but is fair in the U.S. market. #166-1966 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V limousine. S/N 5LVF41. Claret/tan leather functioning properly, but on the left side the engine compartment looks good, with some components apparently repainted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $140,800. U.S.-delivery car with past long-term ownership by Carolina Panthers CEO Jerry Richardson. This example requires only a minor refresh to bring it to concours standard. The graceful James Young PV16 is more desirable than the more common Mulliner body. This Phantom demonstrates that a proper motorcar does not need marque insignias on every headrest! Purchased at the low estimate, and very well bought if you have a huge garage. FRENCH #139-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Sports Tourer. S/N 57541. Eng. # 29S. Aqua metallic/ dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 2,802 miles. Condition nitpicks almost irrelevant in the face of this car’s historic significance, but it was restored in the 1980s, so of course shows signs of age and use. Various paint chips and scratches, wear to driver’s seat and some deteriorated finishes and welting underhood. Color non-original but exquisite. Carpeting of questionable authenticity. Period photos show a variety of different wheels. Still, stirring just to stand next to it. TOP 10 No. 2 Sales room notice states that important original engine parts come with car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,735,000. Hard to imagine a more exotic pre-war car. Uniquely bodied by Vanden Plas in traditional Brit roadster style with some French influence to the fenders. Complex, well-documented history includes initial delivery to New York, return to London and a long stint in Trinidad. Active bidding by 118 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL a very select clientele, resulting in a top-ofthe-market price. No real comparables, but Atlantic coupes have sold for more. A lot of money for a car with Morris Minor taillights, but unrepeatable and not overpriced. GERMAN #145-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S coupe. S/N 1880113500356. Eng. # 1889203500363. Beige/green leather. Odo: 65 miles. Superb, concours-level restoration. Stunning interior in claimed-original green. Equally flawless beige exterior is perhaps not the most exciting color, but gains points for being the original color. Engine and underbody also look newly and painstakingly restored. History says only 216 coupes were manufactured, and the floor-mounted manual transmission was a rare configuration. Just 65 miles on the odometer, and restoration done approximately 25 it instead of putting it in a climate-controlled vault for another 25 years. Well bought. #120-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500587. Eng. # 1989807500496. Red/tan leather. Odo: 71,396 miles. A driver’s Gullwing in very nice but not concours condition. Non-matching engine apparently from a 300SL Roadster. Originally in the common DB190 Graphite Gray, later painted bright red, which remains super smooth but is to my eyes not a naturally good color for a Gullwing. Outstanding panel fit. Good chrome, but trim around windows and taillight bezels looks worn. Interior superb #124-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210013233. Eng. # 12798110010910. Signal Red/black hard top/Parchment leather. Odo: 43,294 miles. Recent restoration, exterior paint beautifully done with no orange peel or overspray. Partial under-body restoration. Nicely done complete interior restoration, although new carpet fit looks a bit off in areas. Interior wood is new and perhaps too highly polished. Hard-top interior not restored, so gaskets, chrome, wood and liner are not in line with the rest of the interior. Some engine compartment parts re- years ago. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $429,000. The possible mechanical issues of a car barely driven since restoration 25 years ago might be a concern, but even if some sorting is required, the buyer is still getting an exceptional car. Could view it as a bargain compared to the more valuable but less pristine 300Sc roadster (Lot 153), a no-sale with a high bid of $800,000. I only hope the new owner drives except for scratched steering-wheel boss. Later add-on a/c should make car more usable in warm weather, but vents look perilously close to knees. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $902,000. From the collection of late Seattle car dealer Wade Carter. If you want to actually drive your Gullwing, a/c is a very good thing. If you want to show it, not so good. That and the replacement engine are issues at this lofty level. There was also some ambiguity about whether the handsome Rudge “style” wheels were originals fitted later or replicas. If the buyer wants to use the car on the road or in driving events, a very good deal at a price quite a bit lower than the Gullwing norm. placed, some freshened. Fender swage lines present, some spot welds also. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. Not as superbly restored as some Pagoda SLs appearing at auctions recently, but sold at a reasonable price. Some cosmetic shortcuts evident, which might give a buyer pause, wondering what mechanical or structural elements were also passed over. But still, an excellent chance to drive a newly restored SL without worrying that every stone chip or additional mile will significantly lower its value. Well done but not perfect, and priced accordingly. New owner should use it often and enjoy it. Well bought. #200-1985 BMW M635 CSI 2-dr sedan. S/N WBAEE310601052229. Lapis Blue/blue leather. Odo: 212,261 miles. Very high miles but nicely kept. Paint likely partially redone at some point but high quality, up to original standard. Trunk lid slightly raised on one side. Rear spoiler has typical web cracks. Attractive Alpina wheels in excellent condition. New exhaust, undercarriage refinished. Impressive interior, especially considering mileage. Front seats have slightly different material than rear, so redone at some point, but another impres- sive, almost undetectable piece of restoration. Engine compartment fresh-looking with a few new pieces. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,200. So how does an M635 CSi with 212,000 miles sell for more than Lot 117, an M6 with half that mileage? Although both cars purportedly had only two owners, this M635 CSi showed both careful ownership and restoration when neces- 120 Sports Car Market


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On the Radar These cars are now 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Chad Tyson 1989–94 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Bonhams Amelia Island, FL sary. Lapis Blue finish is striking and unusual, and the Alpina wheels are only one inch larger than stock, unlike the excessively oversized wheels that are often installed. There’s some risk in buying a car with this kind of mileage, but the new owner has an excellent car at an appropriate price. Karissa Hosek ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s Pros: Revival of legendary GT-R nameplate. Nicknamed “Godzilla” for good reason: all-wheel drive and twin turbochargers. Some companies already have some imported and ready for purchase. Cons: Flavor of the month; you probably won’t have the only one around for long. Wouldn’t recommend taking this just anywhere to get work done. Price range: $25k–$40k, plus import costs 1991–93 Renault Clio 16S Pros: Award-winning replacement of Renault 5. Second-highest-output engine in first-gen lineup (133 hp). Many are already set up with roll cage for rallying. What else are you going to do with a frontwheel-drive hatch? Cons: Performance variant of a pedestrian car means there is some go, but a lot of blah. Not the Williams (named after the then-Renault-powered F1 team) limited edition, which came out in 1993. Renaults haven’t been sold stateside in decades, but maybe somebody out there knows enough to work on them. Price range: $6k–$9k, plus import costs 1990–91 Volkswagen Golf Country Syncro Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,900. Catalog description praised long-term original ownership, but this example demonstrates that doesn’t always mean the car was well cared for. Shoddy interior lowered appeal, and even a well-done respray compromises value, compared to examples still retaining original paint in fine condition. New owner can tidy up the interior and leave it as a fun driver’s car or spend lots of money to restore the interior. Recent rise in M6 prices likely helped this car go for several thousand more than it would have a year ago. #150-1994 PORSCHE 928 GTS coupe. S/N WP0AA2921SS820063. Silver/gray leather. Obsessively maintained. Silver over gray leather is a bit monochromatic, but the paint sparkles. Virtually perfect condition; even the seat side bolsters show no wear. The only evidence I can find that it has ever been used is some slight soiling on the cam cover and other engine components. Digital odo, but catalog states that the car has been driven “less than 24,000 miles.” Doesn’t look like even gine compartment. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $187,000. Prices for these handsome and functional roadsters have increased dramatically in the past two years. Although this sold above low estimate, I consider it well bought. #191-2005 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N WP0CA29845L001107. Silver/silver/black leather. Odo: 2,454 miles. Nearly new car with excellent paint and panel fit. Minimal brightwork excellent. Leather driver’s seat shows light use. Engine excellent. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $700,000. Road- #117-1987 BMW M6 2-dr sedan. S/N WBAEE1401H2560534. Cinnabar Red/tan leather. Odo: 99,443 miles. Partial or complete respray, nicely done. Warping in some plastic bumper pieces, original TRX wheels in good condition. Some windshield and window gaskets deteriorated or torn. Tired interior with seat side covers missing, hole in driver’s seat, warped glovebox door, front seats re-dyed, rear seats show little care. Engine compartment more soiled than typical for an M6. back at how rare this car was when new. According to the catalog, in 1994 only 77 of the 928 GTSs were imported to the U.S., and only 30 were 5-speeds. Very few are on the market, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that this fabulous example blew through the high estimate. Price obliterated the previous $38,680 record high sale. (See profile, p. 74.) #148-2002 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ1347280H61368. Silver/red & black leather. Odo: 6,900 miles. U.S.-market car with outstanding paint, gaps, interior and en- going race car of limited production (1,207 units). Close to a “wrapper” car. Porsches remain on an upswing, and the pending extinction of manual-shift supercars has not gone unnoticed by collectors. Prices have doubled in the past three years, and the high bid was significantly below market. A no-sale decision was appropriate. ISRAELI Pros: Not a backyard mechanic’s special. Early crossover that used a viscous coupling to drive both front and rear wheels. Great to pair with your Transporter or Vanagon on a themed camping trip. Cons: People think it’s a backyard mechanic’s special. Just 7,735 built over 25 years ago, making parts availability a concern. At 12.3 seconds from zero to 60 mph, you won’t arrive much earlier to the campsite than the microbus. Price range: $8k–$14k, plus import costs ♦ 122 that many. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. There were scores of late-model 911 variants at Amelia Island, but I observed only two 928s. This car was the ultimate spec: a GTS 5-speed with sunroof. It’s instructive to look #109-1964 SABRA GT coupe. S/N GT4819. Eng. # S305658. Light blue/medium blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 45,943 miles. From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection. Flawless (fiberglass) panel fit and smooth robin’s egg blue paint. Tiny but surprisingly luxurious interior; could the handsomely finished seats possibly be authentic? Six Smiths gauges and one Lucas gauge. Beautiful delicate gearstick. Aluminum-spoke steering wheel shows patina. The Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL entire front end lifts, á la XKE, to reveal the engine, again without flaw. Seems like it would be a slowpoke with only 61 hp, but this car has had unspecified tweaks to make it go light housing. Excellent interior. Engine shows age with peeling paint, messy wiring and modern clamps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. A faster. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $93,500. To my amazement, a little jewel. Sabra literally means “cactus” in Hebrew but also is the popular term for native born-Israelis, who allegedly have a prickly exterior but are sweet inside. You may think you’ve seen a Sabra elsewhere. They were manufactured in Haifa, Israel, but the first batch was assembled by Reliant in the U.K. Reliant later adapted the car with a redesigned front end for the very similar (in name also) Reliant Sabre. This likely is the best, and maybe only, Sabra I’ll ever see. Well bought at mid-estimate. ITALIAN #175-1933 MASERATI 8C 3000 racer. S/N N/A. Eng. # 3004. Burgundy/black leather. RHD. Older repaint with panels done at various times with varying techniques; fit is proper. Front and rear modern inexpensive accessory lights detract from appearance. Seat worn. Modern supplementary gauges. Radiator hose held in place with five modern clamps. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,001,000. Of- 30-year-old restoration with periodic improvements. Second car across block and sold at no reserve. These cars were not outstanding examples of craftsmanship, but their distinct Italian styling is captivating. Sales for lesser examples in 2015 at Keno Brothers ($72,800, SCM# 270144) and Gooding ($81,400, SCM# 259315) suggest prices are on a dramatic upswing, making this a favorable buy. (See profile, p. 72.) #133-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT Vignale Spyder. S/N 1M101925. Eng. # AM101925. Gray/dark red leather. Odo: 419 miles. Highquality paint, but with light micro-scratching all over, which is curious since the car was apparently painted 2010–11. Chrome good, but some looks older. Sumptuous red leather, but carpet seems a shade too bright. Sill plates dirty and scratched. Beautifully maintained engine compartment but not overdone or detailed to concours. Four-speed transmission fered from the collection of Willem Van Huystee, who raced, rallied and toured with this car. Well-known specialists kept it sorted and roadworthy. Chassis, body panels and front end are later fabrications. Engine, transmission, rear end, aero screen, oil tank and radiator cap said to be original. One recognized online reference suggests the engine once powered a Tazio Nuvolari racer, but no documentation available and no claims made by presenters. An acknowledged “bitsa” and worth the money bid. #107-1959 FIAT 1200 TV convertible. S/N 103G115004228. White/black & white vinyl. Odo: 85,463 km. Paint well applied and attractive. Door gaps off but not atypical. Brightwork presentable, with dings in brake- June 2016 replaced with a 5-speed unit, but the original comes with the purchase. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $880,000. Achingly beautiful Vignale Spyder, one of 227. Known history. The car at the auction I most wanted to take home. This car had a few cosmetic flaws and minor issues that did not detract from its desirability. Price here is generally consistent with values for a very nice but not perfect specimen. Perhaps a bit well bought, and sure to be well enjoyed. #114-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N AR370395. Eng. # AR0010230678. Rosso/black fabric/white leather. Odo: 2,857 miles. Recent repaint, nicely applied with a few inclusions. Right door projects past body. Asymmetric trunk gaps. Chrome very good with slight dent in hood trim. Driver’s 123


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Bonhams Amelia Island, FL seat shows wear with some loss of leather. Interior chrome excellent. Engine neat but showing age. Air ducts show extensive wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,800. Three owners from new and subject of repaint and carburetor and transmission rebuild since its 2008 acquisition. No-reserve offering. Sold below auction estimates and average sales price. Prices have risen rapidly over past four years, but considering condition, a proper transaction for buyer and seller. TOP 10 No. 7 BEST BUY #123-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10325. Eng. # 10325. Argento/Nero leather. Odo: 69,492 miles. Very nice older paint with minor chips and scratches. Overspray onto the chassis here and there. Chrome mostly very good. Nice driver-quality interior but far from concours. Re-covered seats good. Excellent dash with clear gauges but dirty, worn carpet and headliner, and very old-looking aircraft-type seatbelts. Used but neatly kept engine compartment with minor deterioration to hoses and plastics. Recent Michelin spare still in wrapper in trunk along with tools. Catalog states that engine does not smoke on startup. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,750,000. Single ownership for 45 years with Wade Carter; many oil-change stickers from his VW dealership in the door jamb. Among the most usable 275 GTBs anywhere. High miles by Ferrari standards. Has been given a “restoration in parts,” so that cosmetically it’s rather uneven, but no part of the car is embarrassing. If I were the buyer, I might change the carpet, headliner and seat belts, but otherwise I would drive it—and I might even park it on the street. Sold well below $3.3m SCM Pocket Price Guide median, and I say a very wise buy. #155-1971 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNLS01992. Eng. # 87400928. Lime green/black vinyl. Odo: 11,782 miles. High-quality repaint still looks good. Pantera GTS wheels okay. In the factory sales literature, the pre-L bumperettes are always chrome, not black as here, but this was DeTomaso, so who knows? Chrome window frames good enough. Windows rattle in doors, but again, this was DeTomaso. Interior mostly original with good seats (probably re-covered) and instruments, decaying cheap carpets, some worn-out controls. Momo wheel, no radio. Front and rear trunks very clean. Hard to view engine, but it appears barely used, if a bit dusty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $112,200. Clean, very low-mileage Pantera in striking colors. One of 87 in Lime Green, per catalog. Known history in Marti Report; three owners from new. This car was several steps up from your average over-modified, abused Pantera. Interior materials and controls are not exactly of Mercedes-Benz (or even Kia) quality, but then again, this was DeTomaso. An exciting car to contemplate, and even more exciting to drive. Pantera values have been on the rise. Not inexpensive, but worth it for the ownership history and integrity. Well bought. #115-1973 MASERATI BORA 4.9 coupe. S/N AM11749534. Eng. # AM1071149534. Blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 33,112 miles. Previous restoration date unknown. Paint nicely applied with what appears to be overlying clearcoat with dust inclusions. Numerous polishing marks on stainless-steel top with a few dings. Chrome without pitting. In- terior shows minimal use. Matching-numbers engine remarkably clean. Citroën hydraulics visible. Extensive documentation from Maserati Classiche. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $187,000. Very sympathetically restored Bora with attractive color change and the right amount of patina. Sold at an average price for an aboveaverage example. #130-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17A8G0065247. Eng. # 00370. Silver/tan leather. Odo: 40,858 miles. Thick, attractive silver paint nearly flawless. Panels straight. Windshield delamination. Driver’s seat leather worn. Wheels appear repainted with flaws beneath. Four pieces of fitted Schedoni luggage. Air conditioning converted to R134a. Early single-mirror “mono- specchio” example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $154,000. Higher mileage than most sold at auction. The Ferrari frenzy has tripled auction sales amounts over the past half decade. I struggle to believe that one big side mirror 124 Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun Three generations of Skylines by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #1039. 1989 NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R coupe. S/N BNR32000514. 196,000 km (121,788 miles). “Stock example with clear Florida title. Extensive paperwork documents one Japanese owner until 2015. Very good original condition. Minor cosmetic imperfections. Only non-functional accessory is the clock.” Condition: 3+. Bonhams Amelia Island, FL confers more value than two. Market-correct sale. #195-2005 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO convertible. S/N ZHWBU26M45LA01543. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 1,223 miles. Stunning paint. Finish, panels, engine compartment, interior all near perfect. Desirable 6-speed manual. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT prices on The FJ Company website for similar vehicles, so maybe the buyer could have avoided the auction premium. Nonetheless, he paid a bit less than other buyers have for an outstanding level of restoration. AMERICAN #131-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- ster. S/N 161001429. Eng. # 899008. White/ red/red leather. Odo: 35,724 miles. Body-off restoration in 2013. Excellent paint, trim and interior. Engine compartment and inner fenders in unfinished condition consistent with SOLD AT $22,900. This real-deal Godzilla had the patina of high miles, but it was exceptionally stock with great documentation. A nicer one sold for $82,500 at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix Auction in January, but this sale confirms $20k–$25k is still the norm. Well bought. Bring A Trailer, 3/8/2016. #1127. 1972 NISSAN SKYLINE 2000GT-R replica coupe. S/N KGC10048804. 86,765 km (53,913 miles). “GT-R-style build on a 2000GT-X done by previous owner in Japan. Flares, front air dam and rear wing look sharp lowered over staggered RS Watanabe alloys. Older white respray has typical wear. Filler failing in rear quarter. Interior is unfinished with exposed metal panels and some missing items on the dash.” Condition: 3-. $210,000. Roadster version of a supercar with 10-year production run. This late-auction offering was bid on the block to roughly half the price of a new one. A more appropriate offer won the car post-sale. A reasoned and proper sale for all concerned. JAPANESE #141-1981 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40338609. Eng. # 2F528457. Freeborn Red/tan canvas/gray vinyl. Odo: 331 miles. Like stepping back into a 1981 Toyota showroom. Fabulous fresh restoration by The FJ Company. Excellent paint in a great color with just a bit of micro-scratching. Interior as-new or better, a/c fitted. No radio. Soft top better than new. Brand new SOLD AT $45,000. Clones don’t carry the same stigma in Japan as in the U.S. Turning a non-GT-R Skyline into a cosmetic replica is such standard practice that today a Hakosuka with no flares or body kit looks almost naked. Seems expensive for a 20-footer — but it isn’t. Bring A Trailer, 3/28/2016. #272116567712. 1984 NISSAN SKYLINE 2000RS-X Turbo coupe. S/N DR30037701. 52,816 km (32,818 miles). “Imported from Tokyo in 2014. Volk wheels, carbon-fiber dash and accents. Sony CD Player.” Condition: 3-. underhood. Desirable factory hubcaps on stock wheels (or replicas) but to me (an FJ40 owner), the whole vehicle seems to sit too high. Perhaps the BFG TAs are too tall. Otherwise no quibbles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,500. Rare to see a soft-top-only late FJ40. The hammer price of $65,000 is the same as SOLD AT $25,000. Predecessor to the GT-R Godzilla — and a Japanese motorsports icon that JDM-obsessed Americans will drool over. Called the “Tekamen” or “Iron Mask” Skyline for its grille-less face with intake below the bumper. The outrageous fins are period-correct. If auction houses aren’t already scrambling to consign one of these for Monterey, they should be. Well bought and sold. eBay Motors, 2/16/2016. ♦ 126 storage since new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $290,000. Decade-old unused new car. The steep appreciation curve of a #1 condition GT has flattened, but this bid was still below market. Owner was right to wait. © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 manufacture. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. Sold by a well-known collector weeding doubles from his stable. Bought at Hilton Head in 2008 for $75,900 (SCM# 118631). More recently no-saled at Worldwide Auburn 2010 at $80,000 (SCM# 166345). Car offered at no reserve today. Excellent condition. Bought in line with current market. #164-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S46Y401952. Eng. # 1FAFP90S46Y401952. Red/black leather. Odo: 110 miles. Paint, panels, interior and engine compartment all perfect. Car has been in climate-controlled Keith Martin’s


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL Hollywood Wheels — Amelia Island Select 2016 Buyers and sellers arrived from all over the country for a two-day sell-a-thon that featured 27 cars trading hands for over $100k Company Hollywood Wheels Date March 11–12, 2016 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Charlie Adcock Automotive lots sold/offered 76/124 Sales rate 61% Sales total $8,399,430 High sale 2004 Porsche Carrera GT convertible, sold at $604,800 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices This year’s high seller — 2004 Porsche Carrera GT convertible, $604,800 Report and photos by Morgan Eldridge Market opinions in italics H ollywood Wheels’ eclectic marriage between the “Auto Retro” all-Porsche auction held on Friday and “Amelia Island Select” held on Saturday proved beneficial for th Island newcomer. The weather was gorgeo attendance was high. Buyers and sellers arriv over the country to the westernmost U.S. bar in the Atlantic for a two-day sell-a-thon that f Amelia Island, FL cars trading hands for over $100k. Cars were lined all through the oceannt Omni Plantation, mostly indoors and under the parking deck, making a comfortable viewing experience. Hollywood’s high sale this year was a 2004 Carrera GT that sold for $604,800, including premium. All in all, 76 cars were sold out of 124, for a 61% sales rate. Thirty-eight of them were Porsches, 19 of which did not find new owners. Two Speedsters took second and third place in the Porsche auction, as a 1989 sold for $226,900 and a 1994 brought $207,900. The bargain buy went to a 1984 Porsche 944 coupe for $17,280. 37 American cars were offered as well, and of those, the high sale was a 2005 Ford GT with 12,000 miles and an aftermarket Whipple supercharger. It went for $270,000. From Italy, compared to last year where just Two Testarossas in attendance, with this 1989 Ferrari Testarossa coupe selling at $151,200 128 one Testarossa was sold for $96,250, there were two redheads in the crowd, bringing $151,200 and $178,200. In the June 2015 issue, SCM mentioned using the 300SL as the market barometer for seven-figure cars. It might now be safe to say that the barometer for six-figure cars is the Testarossa. It continues to be a luminary in the growing ’80s market segment. ♦ Sales Totals $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 No data


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL ENGLISH #219-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH II sedan. S/N LRK36360. Tobacco & Sable/brown Everflex/Tobacco leather. Odo: 47,288 miles. Auction copy says this car is “one of the best original cars in the country.” A respray was done with what’s listed as Tobacco-over-Sable two-tone; plaque under hood has this originally Champagne (code 9510374) over Walnut (code 9510261), which almost look identical. Everflex roof appears to be well included paint, engine, transmission, glass and suspension. Presents itself well, with periodcorrect wicker dash tray and Petri steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,820. In 1965, pan, the 914 model made a number of changes, some cosmetic and others due to safety regulations. Extremely well sold—the highest price paid for a 1.7 in the market. #208-1977 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412040822. Deep Green/Deep Green hard top, dark brown cloth/Bamboo Pebble leather. Odo: 70,602 miles. Said to be unrestored. Paint for most part looks original, with exception of passenger’s side rear quarter showing waves, evidence of some paintwork once in its life. Panel gaps appear normal, doors close as they should. Hard top, original Becker radio. The kept without any flaws. Said to be the same owner for the past 35 years. Interior appears to be original, with little to no signs of wear. Wood is free of any cracks. Clean engine, factory tape deck. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,000. The Silver Wraith II gave back-seat passengers four inches more than the standard Silver Shadow. Rolls-Royce produced 2,135 that year. For this price, you better hope the mechanicals match how good the car looks. Sold near top of the market; well done. GERMAN #262-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010015793. Light Green Poly/green canvas/red leather. Odo: 3,073 miles. Nicely restored to original specs, with help of Mercedes data card. Said to be numbers-matching, very clean inside and out. Nicely detailed engine bay. Panel gaps good, with some slight waves on sides. Becker radio with added iPod adapter. Overall a quality the Beetle got bigger windows and a larger windshield, and a push-button engine lid replaced the older T-type handle. Other changes in ’65 were to the heating and braking systems, and lastly, the wipers now parked on the left side rather than the right. Great price for an enjoyable classic. #106-1971 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS replica coupe. S/N 9111200568. Gold/black cloth. Odo: 82,626 miles. Glossy repaint in original gold (code 8888-H), with metal flake and some wavy panels. Rebuilt engine and seats look nice new. Clean engine and trunk. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,630. Not as expensive as the higher-performance 560SL; the timeless style of the 450SL proves to be a bargain buy considering the quality build standards used. Little to no changes were made to the 450 until it was dropped in 1980 for the 380SL. Sold right in the middle of the market. Fair transaction for both parties. #101-1984 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WP0AA0942EN451691. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 53,963 miles. Fresh repaint appears good. Rock chip on windshield. Interior original, with exception of aftermarket radio. Clean engine bay. Factory window sticker and transmission. Clean and tidy interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $89,640. For less than a tenth of the cost of a real one, why not? I guess this is what you can do to a non-matching-numbers car to bring a premium. Well sold. #104-1973 PORSCHE 914 convertible. S/N 4732917775. Zambezi Green/black vinyl. Odo: 74,900 miles. Said to be mostly original. Owned and stored for 35 years by previous owner. Correct code 64K Zambezi Green paint. Unmolested interior intact. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,000. Over its seven-year lifes- example ready to be enjoyed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $216,000. The 190SL is just as challenging to restore as its more expensive bigbrother 300SL. The increase in values lately makes it a more appealing project to take on, but most of the time it’s a better bet to buy one completed already. This car sold close to the current market ceiling. Well done. #105-1965 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 115225974. Bahama Blue/tan cloth. Odo: 81,305 miles. Nice restoration 130 service records. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,280. The 944, based on the 924 platform, was originally a joint project of VW-Audi-Porsche to be used across all brands. Values have been steady for some time for these cars, with just recent increases. Well sold. #117-1987 PORSCHE 911 Slantnose coupe. S/N WP0JB093XHS051551. Black/tan leather. Odo: 107,060 miles. Nice shiny black repaint, seats look new. Vehicle history report shows two prior accidents on each side. Bodywork appears to have been professionally done. Toolkit, manuals and service records. Aftermarket radio and Porsche CoA. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,680. Flachbau, meaning “flat construction” in English, is what the factory Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL stripe added. Seller showcased a sign stating vehicle was “100% original, untouched and came out of a private collection.” Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,000. This car sold on eBay on May 8, 2015, for $25k with only 85,511 miles on the clock. I guess the buyer added about 40 miles since then and said what the heck, let’s sell it. With a little TLC, this could be brought back to the way it left the factory. With hot ’80s cars rising in value, there’s room to make some money here. Good deal for both. named the limited-production Slantnose models. Even with the accident history, this seemed fair for what it is, and a good deal for all parties. #202-1988 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAEE1413J2560887. Black/white leather. Odo: 85,555 miles. Light scratch on the front fender, tired interior showing wear. Aftermarket “M6” badges applied to headrests and back seat. Driver’s door hard to close. Added “Dinan” badges and wheels. Carbon-fiber pin- #210-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D6KA101723. Black/black hard top/gray leather. Odo: 74,885 miles. Paint looked brand new, interior shows little wear. Original Becker Grand Prix radio, both tops. Tape lines in the passenger’s side door suggest possible paint work. Clean engine compartment and trunk. Overall a solid car with a clear CARFAX report. Cond: 2-. tions caused only 1,270 of these to be produced—604 were sent to the States. Although this one has been lightly used, it sold at an incredible price compared to what we’ve seen lately. Very well bought. This car was the high sale for Hollywood’s auction. #121-2008 PORSCHE 911 Carrera S SOLD AT $20,520. If you’ve never opened and closed a door on these cars, you owe it to Centro custom coupe. S/N WP0AB299X8S732082. White/black cloth. MHD. Odo: 30,450 miles. Paint showed well, some light wax residue. Small scratch on wing. Interior clean, detailed engine bay. Floor required re- yourself to feel how solidly they are built. The last year the W107 was offered, quite possibly the most desirable for collectors. Prices have started to rise on these. Well bought. BEST BUY #133-2004 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N WP0CA29824L001038. Silver/black leather. Odo: 14,275 miles. Very well-kept, two-owner example. Complete with records, tools and cover. Early production #89. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $604,800. At $448k new, airbag regula- 132 Sports Car Market


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Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL engineering to position the gauge cluster, steering wheel, shifter, pedals, center console and parking brake. One-of-a-kind center-drive Chrono Package and sport wheel. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $129,600. One of only 20 997-style turbos imported for 2013. Currently, this was the last year of the manual transmission for the 911. Even with the limited production, this was still very well sold. ITALIAN car, a crowd favorite. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. There was definitely some inspiration from the McLaren F1 here. The conversion includes a mechanism allowing the front seat to slide left to the former driver’s side for ingress and egress. Would be a great car for parents as it’s super easy to get the little ones in and out without those pesky seats in the way. Last offered at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2015 with a no-sale bid up to $65,000 (SCM# 6796616). #123-2013 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AD2A93DS766073. Basalt Black/ black leather. Odo: 6,585 miles. Simply put, this is a new car. Engine, exterior and interior are all immaculate. Optioned with Sport SOLD AT $334,800. Was said to have been regularly shown at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, where it won a platinum award. Some searching shows it was offered for sale at a few well-known California dealers last year. Fair price for buyer and seller, as this seems to be the new average price. #217-1985 FERRARI MONDIAL QV cabriolet. S/N ZFFUC15A8F0055595. Rosso Corsa/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 38,000 miles. Clean car, with some light wear on driver’s seat. New clutch, pressure plate, flywheel and master cylinder. Clean engine bay, paint and TRX tires appear to be original. Gouge in the paint down to metal on the driv- #266-1983 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000044811. Eng. # 110A00 406. Rosso Corsa/black leather & gray cloth. Odo: 26,759 miles. Fresh paint and interior. Correct Michelin TRX tires. Records, tools, spare and jack are present. Auction listing states 25,650 km (15,938 miles); however, the odometer shows 43,066 km (26,759 miles). Cond: 2. $34,560. Many owners welcome the negative reviews that publications have given this car, as they have kept the price stable and low. Obviously, there has yet to be a nice old Ferrari that is inexpensive to keep, and has yearly rising values. Eighteen months ago, this car sold at Leake Dallas (Lot 522, SCM# 6772590) for a cool $24,750; that’s $545 a month gained! What else can you drive from Italy with room for the whole family or three full-sized greyhounds? Well bought and sold, yet still a bargain, folks. #225-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A2G0063435. Red/tan leather. Odo: 83,184 miles. No question that whoever owned this car drove it. Hard to believe that it has over 80k miles, as the paint and interior truly show as-new. The auction copy states it’s all original. Shows better than the one next to er’s sill from a screw in the door panel. Aftermarket Alpine radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT it (Lot 280) with less than half the miles. Listing also states major service completed 1,000 miles ago. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $61,560. With over 6,000 built, there are options when it comes to finding the right 328 to buy. This had to be the bargain of the day, however. You don’t have to worry about racking up the miles, either. Well bought. #280-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFXA20A8G0064208. Black/black leather. Odo: 36,565 miles. Paint shows well, with exception of light scratch on hood. Interior has little to no wear. Aftermarket radio. Belt service 1,000 miles ago. Said to have two previous owners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $83,160. The 328’s engine was essentially the 134 Sports Car Market


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Our Portland Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #401082118728. 1977 TOYOTA CHINOOK RV. S/N RN280645940000000. 63,701 miles. “Runs great. Has fridge, stove, sink, generator, popup roof. 28 mpg and ready for your next trip. Some rust and small blemishes.” Condition: 3-. and Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #401082118728. 1977 TOYOTA CHINOOK RV. S/N RN280645940000000. 63,701 miles. “Runs great. Has fridge, stove, sink, generator, pop- up roof. 28 mpg and ready for your next trip. Some rust and small blemishes.” Condition: 3-. Hollywood Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island, FL same as the 308 Quattrovalvoles, with a slight bump in capacity to 3,185 cc, via a larger bore and stroke, and fitted with a Marelli electronic ignition. This sold right in the middle of where the values are now, and as such, fairly bought. #278-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17AXK0082804. Eng. # 19348. Bianco/black leather. Odo: 19,740 km. Unrestored and clean original car with recent service. Ferrari Classiche certificate, books, records and tools. Yamaha cassette deck. Interior well presented with typical, but slight, bargain for the V12 grand tourer that the kids can ride in. A perfect family car. JAPANESE #224-1992 ACURA NSX coupe. S/N JH- SOLD AT $5,049. Stagnant wages, skyrocketing rents and the lure of the open road have Millennials dreaming of a home on wheels. As reliable as you’d expect from Toyota. Market-priced and the best RV value out there, bar none. eBay Motors, 3/10/2016. #1067. 1974 AUDI FOX sedan. S/N 8542069095. 82,733 miles. “Two-owner car sat unused for 20 years until seller purchased and resurrected it one year ago. Extensive mechanical service, many replacement parts. Drives nicely. Cosmetics present well for an unrestored 42-year-old car. Cruise control, a/c and clock do not work. Automatic, FWD.” Condition: 3+. 4NA1152NT000458. Red/black leather. Odo: 7,028 miles. Rare, unmolested car. Appears as-new. No flaws. An excellent addition for a lucky collector. Detailed, with clean engine, interior and exterior. Ready for the road with new timing belt, tires and hoses. Cond: 1-. wear on the bolster. Someone really took care of this car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $151,200. Last sold with no reserve at Auctions America Spring Auburn in 2014, for $84,150 (SCM# 6718433). Back in ’14, that was all the money, or so we thought. Still a bit high compared to others now, most likely due to its condition. Well sold. #222-2006 FERRARI 612 Scaglietti SOLD AT $4,500. I find these achingly beautiful, but I can’t fathom the hassle of keeping one running. Well sold. Bring A Trailer, 3/14/2016. #321988725650. 1961 DODGE DART Phoenix sedan. S/N 5312191033. “318-ci V8, automatic, and power disc brakes from a 1987 Chrysler 5th Avenue. She runs and drives well! I bought her from the man that built her, adding my own touches. Has some rust, but body is fairly solid. Interior tattered but presentable.” Condition: 4. coupe. S/N ZFFAA54A260147660. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 36,700 miles. All power options, Daytona seats, optional two-piece rims. Nice paint, interior and engine clean and detailed. Recently serviced; accident reported in 2009 on vehicle history report. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $90,720. The 612 Scaglietti styling takes cues from the 1954 Ferrari 375 MM that Roberto Rossellini commissioned for his wife, Ingrid Bergman, especially the large side scallops and headlights. For 90 large, this was a SOLD AT $68,040. The all-aluminum F-16 styling of the NSX is proving to be a timeless design. Prices are going up at mach one speeds; there is no telling what altitude they will stabilize at. With asking prices on cars with under 5k miles at $100k, the $68k figure this was bought at looks like a bargain. Well bought. © SOLD AT $3,150. In mint shape it’d be a D-grade collectible, but the kid who bought it from the builder doesn’t know that — or care. He was just psyched to put some red rims and whitewalls on a matte-black car. This is perfect for hauling friends to the rockabilly show, and it’s well bought as an alternative to a used Accord. eBay Motors, 2/1/2016. ♦ 136 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Silverstone Auctions — Race Retro A 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II with just 1,723 miles sold for $409k Company Silverstone Auctions Date February 26–28, 2016 Location Stoneleigh Park, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 68/109 Sales rate 62% Sales total $6,564,912 High sale 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, sold at $597,506 A mere 1,723 miles on the odometer — 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Evolution II sedan, sold at $408,820 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics S day’s proceedings ilverstone remains wedded to the template of splitting its major sales over two days, which makes attending and reporting harder, but it does break each into more manageable num- bers, especially as the growing trend appears to be to steamroll the opposition into surrender by sheer weight of iron. Five years ago, the average sale offered 70 cars or so; now more than 100 is common. Silverstone divided the proceedings over three days this time. As previous incumbents of this sale have found, competition cars are a hard sell at auction and, having tested the idea at one of its home sales last year, Silverstone split the race and rally cars off into a separate sale on Friday — a first for Race Buyer’s premium 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.66) Retro. Fifteen sold out of 28 offered for a total of $778,673, which is included in the overall sale results. Without the competition cars, the sales rate was a more-healthy 68%. The high-sale Porsche Carrera GT was market-correct for the U.K. at Stoneleigh Park, U.K. $598k. An XJ 220 selling at the second attempt at $385,234 restored the dent in the average price curve, but most amazing was the $408,820 paid for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Evolution II, with just 1,723 miles recorded. Another world record was $82,000 for a 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands — but this last-of-the-line model had just 938 miles on the clock and was like new. Silverstone has done very well with fast Fords lately, and that continued: A 1995 Escort RS Cosworth Lux fetched $73,902, and a restored (in fact re-shelled) 1972 Escort Mexico reached $61,323, $20k over its lower estimate. The sale included the inevitable restored Series I Land Rover (an 86-inch at a rea- sonable $22,013 this time), but of more interest was the tidy Series IIA long-wheelbase Safari at $26,731. With only 1,200 km on the clock, it turned out to have belonged to the “telecommunications” department of the Romanian government in the Ceausescu era, with all the mystery that implies. Following the recent demise of Land Rover Defender production, prices are buoyant for all proper Landies, and even with a sinister past, this one was no exception. Few cars were let go significantly under their Sales Totals $6m $5m 1971 Land Rover Series IIA 109-inch Safari wagon, sold at $26,731 140 lower estimates, although a 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S, one of just seven right-handdrive models produced, rather confirmed that prices have eased a bit, at $298,753. But a nicely kept 2001 Honda NSX, one of the last pop-upheadlight models, sold for $97,488. Collector cars (and their collectors) are getting younger. ♦ $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. ENGLISH #714-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 86-inch utility. S/N 170600255. Eng. # 890100013A. Green/buff canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,858 miles. Tidy but slightly rippled (like they should be!), restored in past 10 years; only 500 miles since. A bit of pudding in front bulkhead, but chassis is solid. Tilt top is faded, seat vinyl looks newish. With Smiths top/red leather. RHD. Odo: 92,474 miles. MG’s first Works A rally car. Restored, paint now showing its age a little and door fit is a bit out at back edges. Nice dash, leather now with a few creases. Still with its original aluminum hard top. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $102,205. First Works entry on an international event, the 1958 Liege-Rome-Liege rally (which went nowhere near Rome) with John Gott; it finished 10th overall. About double the current price of a stock Twin-Cam, and about the same money as an ex-Works Mini. If you’re minded to buy into Abingdon Comps Dept. history, a fair deal both ways. #130-1960 FORD ANGLIA 105E racer. S/N 105E115195. Blue/blue velour. RHD. The famous Anglia 105E registered “105E.” Race prepped and in straight order for a competition car, riding on rare period Dunlop aluminum wheels. Signed on the roof by all and sundry at Goodwood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,448. fug-stirrer heater. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,013. Refreshing to see an honest old driver getting sensible money, rather than shiny and over-restored examples making twice this. Well done all around. Previously seen at Silverstone CarFest South in 2013, sold at $16,089 (SCM# 228564). #733-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 Mk III coupe. S/N AM30031433. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 67,608 miles. Mk III is last of the DB 2/4 family. Restored; very straight and shiny with excellent panel gaps for one of these (often up to three quarters of “105E” originally adorned the Doc Merfield Anglia racer. The vendor is getting out of most of his cars while he concentrates on politics and writing a history of chariot racing (yes, really). Sold here at very fair money for a racer that won’t run at the front of any field but will be great fun. Road legal, too. #116-1966 MORRIS MINI Cooper S an inch wide). New leather in front, shiny original hides in rear, excellent dash and instruments. Standard DBA motor but now dual exhausts. With original toolkit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $290,891. This wasn’t mad money for such a nice example of the breed, so I won’t be surprised to see it pop up retailing for more. #732-1958 MGA Twin-Cam Works rally car. S/N YD1528. Red/black aluminum hard racer. S/N KA2S4896682. Black/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 3,111 miles. FIA-spec racer in good order. HTP papers. Seats and belts period-correct. Belgian title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,317. Said to have won the European registered to Bucharest Serviciul de Telecomunicatii—basically the governmental eavesdropping department. Also according to the catalog, it went on to be used for “hunting” by the “Communist Romanian Secret Service” during the Ceausescu dictatorship (which we take to mean the Securitate, or political police). Even with the low mileage, quite well sold. #717-1972 FORD ESCORT Mexico 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATMK00275. Monza Blue/ black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 510 miles. Almost like a new one. Restored in 2000 from a correct-type shell that had been in storage since 1975. Nicely stock except for motor, which has a Burton head and twin Webers, and lowering blocks under rear axle. Correct skid plate under rear. Seat velour unworn, all interior vinyl is good. Mileage is since restoration. #428-1971 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA 109-inch Safari wagon. S/N 35301868H. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 1,200 km. Late Series IIa (Series III came along later in 1971). Repainted and refurbed; a little-used truck with a rather sinister history. Very low mileage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,731. Originally in service in Romania, according to the catalog Cond: 2. SOLD AT $61,323. A new Type 49 shell sounds almost too good to be true to us Escort owners, and would usually scream “fake,” but the money paid here was way over the high estimate of £29k ($41k), which means it convinced the right people that it was the real deal. It’s the nearest thing to an original car and probably better than any of those surviving. FIA Historic Touring Car Championship twice; since then only raced once, at the 2013 Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix. Ready to race or could fairly easily become a rally car. Fair money, and much cheaper than starting from scratch. 142 #115-1979 FORD CAPRI 3.0S Group 1 racer. S/N CC13. Red & white/black racing bucket. RHD. CC Racing-built with Neil Brown engine, then recently revitalized by Ric Wood—all names for big Capris. Group 1 is “stock” in the Smokey Yunick sense. In good Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. order all around, and includes an entry to the Donington Historic Festival HTCC race at the end of April. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $91,198. One of two such Capris offered—the other didn’t sell against a £22k–£28k ($31k–$39k) estimate. This had period history—it originally ran in the 1979 Spa 24 hours (finished 5th)—and was ready to go, at less than it would cost to build it again. On the money, at a similar price as a Mustang FIA racer, which makes sense, as the technology is about the same. #730-1994 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220640. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,240 km. Well kept and no scuffs, low mileage, interior basically unworn. Windshield not delaminating as badly as usual. New fuel pipes in engine bay confirm it’s had a new fuel system (expensively: about $30k), as required every five years, or to recommission it after standing awhile. Full service history, books and tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $385,234. Originally supplied to Switzerland. Last offered (by Silverstone) in May of 2015 with 4,239 km (SCM #265611). I wrote at that time, “Talked up to £220k ($345k), but not sold against an estimate of £240–£260k ($370–$400k). Given previous success with 220s, and the narrow estimate band they put on it, Silverstone probably thought they were on to a sure thing with this.” This time it found the right price it needed. #726-2001 NOBLE M12 GTO 2.5 coupe. S/N SA9M12R1M1G113017. Eng. # JN0017. Blue/blue velour. RHD. Odo: 15,400 miles. Tidy and unscuffed with seat velour hardly used, as you’d expect from the low mileage. Claimed never to have been on a race track. For low-volume specialist cars, these wear color with cloth seats) as a magazine prize for £9k sterling ($13k)—but that was about 15 years ago. I also bought a mint G50 Carrera 3.2 for one of my bosses at the same time for £15,750 ($22k), which seemed expensive... Sold middle of the estimate range today, so I guess we’ll have to call this fairly priced. #419-1981 PORSCHE 924 Carrera GT fairly well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,172. It might look a bit kit-car, but with their excellent handling, these will eat most supercars for breakfast. Think big Elise with more prod. Sold at the upper end of the £27k–£32k ($40k– $48k) estimate range, but looks like a good value against a Porsche 996 Turbo or similar. coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ93ZBN700297. Eng. # 31500323. Black/black & red velour. RHD. Odo: 29,300 miles. Tidy and unscuffed, some chips in repaint on windshield pillars, seat velour unworn. Speedo was replaced during rebuild in 1989 (last known reading at a service in 1986 at 77,896 miles), so total mileage GERMAN #731-1976 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 9116300350. Gold/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 45,761 miles. Repainted, but no obvious rot in scuttle/wing joints. Door handles lightly pickled. Unworn leather, although it’s on its second time around the clock. Motor rebuilt by Autofarm 10k ago. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,183. I bought one of these (in the same is around 110k. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,744. About on the money for one of these. £40k ($60k) is about right for a minter, so knock a bit off for mileage and repaint. Interesting animal, though: same power as a 2.7 RS Carrera but delivered in a completely different way. #411-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth Evolution II sedan. S/N WDB2010361F738656. Black/black leather. Odo: 2,777 km. Mercedes built 502 each of the Evo I and II, the latter with a big-bore/ short-stroke motor, 17-inch wheels and more spoilers. Looks unused with very low mileage, paint very shiny, interior unworn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $408,820. Supplied new to Germany, then Guernsey before coming to the U.K. in 2006, then New Zealand in 2007. Just 144 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. is stonechipped and fronts of rear wheelarches are sandblasted. Stock seats just taking on a bit of wear. 220-mph speedo. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $149,551. Once in the collection of Alois Ruf himself. Let go a little way behind the £115k ($175k) lower estimate and sold for much the same as the other Ruf 911 in the sale (Lot 712, $146,232). Fair value compared with a factory 930 or 964 Turbo. #418-1995 FORD ESCORT RS returned to the U.K. Sold for basically twice the lower estimate of £140k ($196k). These homologation specials were collectible from new, and that’s just what’s happened here. An incredible price, but you can see the logic in it, and this car is just about unrepeatable. #727-1993 PORSCHE 911 Ruf Turbo RCT coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS402445. Black/gray leather. Odo: 47,709 km. Based on a Carrera 4 and apparently the only one with 4wd and wide body. In good shape, but hood these next to a FWD Escort, and you’ll see what I mean.) Lux has leather. Very tidy and well kept, just a few tiny stone chips in the nose, very low mileage and three stamps in the service book. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,902. One of the highest prices reached for an Escort Cossie so far, but it’s one of the last, a sounds, satellite navigation and leather luggage set, and now with Ruf suspension lift, for negotiating those sleeping policemen. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $597,506. U.S.-supplied car, to the U.K. in 2009. For what it’s worth, it sold right where expected. Silverstone wouldn’t have let it go otherwise. ITALIAN BEST BUY #738-1978 FIAT 130 2-dr sedan. S/N 0004378. Blue/orange velour. RHD. Odo: 17,081 miles. Well pre- Cosworth Lux hatchback. S/N WF0BXXGKABSY90317. Blue/perforated black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,314 miles. The Sierra Cosworth was a fabulous touring car weapon but too big for rallying, so Ford stuffed all the running gear into an Escort-like shell. (Park one of mildly facelifted model, with very low mileage and perfect service record, and it sold where Silverstone was expecting. These are the cars that future collectors will want. #423-2004 PORSCHE CARRERA GT convertible. S/N WP0CA29804L00001068. Silver/black leather. Odo: 18,100 miles. “Porsche’s Enzo.” Twelve years old but still like new, with just 18k miles. Specced with ceramic brakes and yellow calipers, a/c, Bose 146 Sports Car Market


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Silverstone Stoneleigh Park, U.K. served; Ziebarted from new, and fitted with plastic wheelarch liners. Repainted, though some small bubbles coming through at base of windscreen pillars. Interior mostly unworn except for threadbare driver’s seat base. Rear seat belts. Previously owned (and flipped) by Chris Evans of “Top Gear.” Irish registered, other cars selling under $300k this year, this sale suggests the Countach market has slipped back a little, like everything else. #722-1992 LANCIA DELTA INTE- GRALE HF Turbo Martini 5 hatchback. S/N ZLA831ABO00567553. White/gray velour. Odo: 52 km. Like new—even the strut tops are still sharp. With service book, handbook, toolkit and original invoice. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $149,377. Number 124 of a run of cords, but this is said to be one of only two 260Z Samuri conversions produced. In good order all around, with 4-pot calipers and Wolfrace wheels as it would have had in period, although graphics are now laser-cut stick-ons instead of hand-painted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,047. Was raced after conversion and then laid up for 25 years, then restored by The Z Farm around 2010 (Spike emigrated to Spain in 1993). Sold for around twice the price of a half-decent standard 240Z and £10k ($14k) more than the expected £45k ($63k) high estimate. Well sold. with number included in sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,448. Hammered sold at the lower estimate. These were once near-mythological creatures like unicorns and you hardly ever saw one; but in reality it’s just a big Fiat 132 with a posh engine. Their following is strong, however, and that sleek and handsome ’70s Pininfarina styling is fashionable right now. This had low mileage and stir-your-own gears on its side and was still lots cheaper than a Fiat Dino coupe in similar condition and mileage. #414-1981 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP400 S coupe. S/N 1121320. Eng. # 1121320. Yellow/beige leather. Odo: 61,201 km. Windows-in repaint (although they’re always a bit rough around the windshield, even from the factory), now with a few chips and scuffs at the edges. Lightly worn leather with one split in driver’s seat, suede dash top okay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $298,753. In #434-2001 HONDA NSX coupe. S/N JHMNA2140IT200005. Blue/charcoal leather. RHD. Odo: 33,000 miles. One of the last original-type NSXs—“the best Ferrari never built.” Clean, tidy, well kept and with a good service record, plus tools. Stainless exhaust (which sounded uncharacteristically shrill when they fired up the car in the room) and wheels appear to be aftermarket, similar to 400 to celebrate the Integrale’s fifth World Manufacturers’ Championship in rallying. Chocolate teapot time again: a fascinating artifact, but using it wipes away the very uniqueness that confers its value. Seen here a year ago, not sold at $138,381 (SCM# 257372). JAPANESE #412-1974 DATSUN 260Z “Super Sam- uri” coupe. S/N RS30000307. Eng. # L26045837. Red & bronze/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 50,127 miles. Spike Anderson’s tuning business uprated around 75 Z cars in the ’70s and ’80s, the most famous being the first, “FFA,” and the racer, “Big Sam.” He didn’t keep re- later NSX type. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $97,488. These used to be half the price of a Ferrari 308/328, but this one, sold over the top estimate of £65k ($91k), has almost caught up. The NSX is a better car, and the best ones like this will continue to appreciate. I’d say everyone came out of this unhurt, especially as the same week there was a similar car in the trade with 9,000 miles asking £85k ($128k). AMERICAN #442-2006 FORD MUSTANG GT Roush previous ownership painted blue and used without the wing (wise move, as it’s faster that way), last painted in 1998. Sold around the lower estimate of £200k ($280k). With a few coupe. S/N 1ZVHT82H065222672. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 87,000 miles. 4.6-L supercharged V8, 5-sp. Ordered with the Roush Stage 2 performance bits but not the full styling package (which is a relief). Good and well kept. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,328. These cost under £30k ($45k) on the road in the U.K. This looks like an awful lot of bang for less than half the bucks, and less money than the Vauxhall Carlton (Lot 440). © 148 Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL Motostalgia — Amelia Island A 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe with 10,000 original miles was slightly well bought at $313,500 Company Motostalgia Date March 12, 2016 Location Amelia Island, FL Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold/offered 40/66 Sales rate 61% Sales total $5,116,850 High sale 2011 Ferrari 500 SA Aperta, sold at $1,250,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices A true supercar, and like new with only 10k miles — 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe, sold at $313,500 Report and photos by John Hoshstrasser Market opinions in italics M otostalgia came to Amelia Island with a plan. They started with a three-d Amelia Island, FL preview to give potential bidd time to view the consignments. T the auction on Saturday night afte auctions had completed. Chargin a bidder’s pass and a 10% buyer’s f attract bidders, and the phone sy shoppers engaged. Onsite proxy bidders called when a particular lot came to the block, allowing a bid- der to enjoy other activities on the island without having to rush between venues. The mbination of features worked well, as the auction sold 40 out of 66 lots for a total $5,116,850. The preview started on Thursday morning, and sunny Florida spring weather greeted visitors. There were plenty of employees on hand to guide bidders through the registration process, and owners were on hand to answer questions and participate in test drives. There was a wide variety of automobiles on display, ranging from pre-war classics to modern-day supercars. The top two sales were modern Ferraris: a 2011 599 SA Aperta and a 2011 599 GTO. Both cars were located in Mexico, so bidders could not view them in person. However, the consignor offered to fly the winners to his location on his private jet and give them first right of refusal. If the cars did not meet expecta- tions, then the buyers could refuse and back out of the deal. The arrangement proved desirable, and both cars sold. The 599 GTO had only 84 actual miles and sold for $770,000, while the limited-edition 599 SA Aperta with 180 miles was the high sale of the auction at $1,250,000. Other sales of note included a 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe with 10,000 original miles that was slightly well bought at $313,500. A trio of pre-war Auburns from the same estate sold without reserve between $99,000 and $85,250 apiece. For the Generation X crowd, a very nice 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo attracted viewers all weekend. This well-kept, all-original example was well bought and sold at $10,725. The Amelia Island weekend is one of the top car events in the country. Although 1986 Nissan 300ZX Turbo coupe, sold at $10,725 152 Motostalgia was the new kid on the block this year, their successful debut showed that there was plenty of room for one more auction. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL CZECH #36-1966 VELOREX 16/350 microcar. S/N 360054415. Tan vinyl/dark red vinyl/red leather. Odo: 84,596 km. Odd three-wheeled microcar from Czechoslovakia. Red fenders excellent, tan vinyl stretched over body frame good. Latches to keep vinyl panels attached good. Painted wire wheels unmarked. Interior bench seat leather good. Homemade-looking wood dash okay. Speedometer/odometer is the only gauge. Black plastic wheel good. No carpet, but floor is clean. Top bows are metal teresting company history, this was bought well at half the low estimate. Seen last November at Motostalgia’s Austin auction, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 267333). ENGLISH #40-1948 JAGUAR MK IV drophead coupe. S/N C1260. Dark green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 53,823 miles. Older paint with chips, scratches and dull spots could use a buffing. Bumpers with small dents and cloudiness. Painted knockoff wheels good. Top with eight-inch rip at driver’s landau bar. Leather seats and carpet new and excellent. Wood trim dull with small cracks. Some door-rattle. Engine bay a little dirty with newer Interstate battery. This example would make an excel- new and looked comfy, while the exterior had just enough patina that you wouldn’t worry about driving it. No reserve and well bought. #45-1961 JAGUAR XK 150 drophead coupe. S/N S837285. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 42,677 miles. Bright red paint excellent. Slight pitting to turn-signal chrome, all else excellent. Commemorative badge on trunk for winning Le Mans in 1951, ’53, ’55, ’56 and ’57. Chrome wires unmarked. Cloth top older, with some small tears inside at frame. Gaskets new except at wind-wing glass. Interior leather, dash and door panels tubes welded to body. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,700. If you’re into strange microcars, this is for you. Two-stroke 2-cyl puts out a claimed 75 hp, meaning this lightweight motorcycle hybrid should really scoot. Recently received a total restoration and it shows well. This little thing could easily fit into the bed of my truck. Attracted smiling crowds all weekend. For a cute microcar in excellent condition with in- lent tourer and driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,900. These late 1940s cars were basically carryovers from the pre-war Jaguars. But they were important, as they funded the development of the later XK cars. This example was in excellent driver condition. The interior was fresh. Steering wheel very good. Engine clean and highly detailed. Fix the small issues, and it’s ready for concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $105,000. Final iteration of the iconic XK series. More refined than the earlier models but less of the swoopy styling. The base model was more of a tourer than a sports car, but no one intended to drive these models in anger. Values have been steady and the price was correct, with slight nod to buyer. 154 Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL #11-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UE1S25384. British Racing Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 29,025 miles. BRG paint good and shiny with no chips. Chrome bumpers show scratches and pitting. Small dent on rear bumper. Chrome wheels pitted. Driver’s door tight with weatherstripping and trim coming apart. Some weatherstripping missing where top connects to driver’s door. Seats and dash good, with wear to steering-wheel stitching. Gauges show #67-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH II sedan. S/N LRE23172. Black & gray/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 85,017 miles. Black paint respray with slight crazing, orange peel and scratches. Metallic sides good. Small chips to hubcaps. Yokohama whitewall tires yellowing. Bumper chrome and radiator good. Weatherstripping cracking. Vinyl top excellent. Black leather a little hard, but nice creasing. Dash good. Wood trim on dash and door sills excellent. Steering wheel good. Pioneer CD/GPS in dash. Mechanical clock works. Owner’s manual and tools in- GERMAN #22-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210426502586. Silver/ silver hard top/tan leather. Odo: 31,345 miles. Silver repaint with some runs. Chrome bumpers good. Replacement windshield. Weatherstripping coming loose on driver’s door. New interior leather and door panels excellent. Dash chrome sparkles. Steering wheel like new. Engine highly detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $185,000. 300SL looks at one-tenth the cloudiness. Factory a/c and manual 4-speed. Engine bay busy but clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,500. Correcting the small needs and giving it a good detail would move this car up a notch, or you could leave as-is and enjoy a nice driver. Though maybe not as attractive as Series II cars, these still have some charm. A convertible with factory 4-speed and air conditioning is high on the collectibility list, and this cat purred on the auction block with its 12-cylinder engine. Series III convertibles have been riding on the coattails of Series I cars lately. This example was bought well. cluded. Engine clean. Great example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,350. Even though these trade hands for used Toyota money, you’ll still pay current Rolls-Royce bills at the mechanic, so you must buy a good example with recent receipts. This example has been well cared for and had its unreliable rear self-leveling system bypassed. If you must drive a Rolls-Royce from this period, this appeared to be a good choice. Market-correct price. price; the 190SL has risen the past several years with its big brother. Although these shared the good build quality with the 300SL, they offered nothing close to the performance. But these cars are more about cruising around town and looking good doing it. It now makes more financial sense to restore these cars, and nearly every auction will have at least one. This was a no-sale on the block at $155,000, but a deal came together post-auction. 156 Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL #6-1971 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER double-cab pickup. S/N 2612136584. Burgundy & silver/tan vinyl. Odo: 14,920 miles. Quality paint with no chips in front. Slight masking lines between colors. Chrome door handles with some pitting. Rubber on front over-riders loose. Stock wheels good. Hubcaps show slight rust pitting. Canvas bed cover loose and baggy. Bed sprayed with bed liner. Wood slats screwed into bed. this example will be popular at VW meets. Sold at no reserve, with an edge to the seller. Last seen at Mecum Houston 2014, not sold at $25k (SCM# 253378). #51-1976 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9306800495. Black/black leather. Odo: 69,326 miles. Black repaint with no observed flaws. Painted trim around side glass shows wear. Fuchs wheels polished and unmarked. Headlights show cloudiness. Top of driver’s door panel coming loose. Inside driver’s door handle loose and inoperative. Clifford security key pad in dash. Sony CD player. Aftermarket three-spoke steering wheel. Seats soft and supple. Huge speakers installed on rear tray below back window. Engine bay highly detailed. 930 Turbos and this example in particular would be very popular at Porsche meets. Values have increased exponentially over the past few years. With the condition this example was in, and the recent mechanical work, the final price was market-correct. #9-1987 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAE- E140XH2560693. Red/tan leather. Odo: 69,929 miles. Paint good. Some waves in rubber bumper trim. Chips in rear spoiler painted over. All other trim good. Driver’s seat shows wear on side bolster. Engine detailed with some chips on cowl. Glass good all around. BMWCCA sticker on window. Excellent ex- New vinyl interior excellent. Leather wrapping on steering wheel coming apart. Old rubber mat on floor worn and cracked. Dash excellent. Modern CD player in dash. Engine stock and clean. Quality restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,800. Bay-window buses are not nearly as valuable as earlier split-windows but are still rising with the tide. This is a 3-door with the curbside door only for backseat riders. These have some utilitarian qualities, but not enough power for hauling passengers in modern traffic. They still will bring lots of smiles cruising on the streets, and Recent engine-out mechanical restoration and repaint. Strong driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $157,500. Stunning performer, but beware of throttle use in corners, as the back end will switch with the front end quickly. These early ample. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,500. I spoke with the consignor of this car, who also brought Lots 7 and 32, the Ferrari Mondial 8 and Maserati Merak. He was a nice guy and was pleased with this sale. M6 values have increased this past year. The reserve was lifted at $34,000, and car sold over the phone one bid later. Fair deal for buyer and seller. #48-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WP0EB0914KS173247. Guards Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 8,870 miles. Guards Red paint with no chips or marks. Black plastic trim excellent. Top a little wrinkled from being down. Plastic rear window clear. Black Fuchs wheels unmarked. Black leather trim flawless. Slight scuff on door sill. Engine bay clean and unmolested, with factory labels intact. Original books, tools, jack and service receipts included. A much-loved and obviously pampered example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $203,500. These Speedsters were very well received and coveted when new, so many are low-mileage today. Their values have been rising with other Carreras. This low-mile example in excellent condition was well bought. #18-1996 PORSCHE 911 Twin Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC2998TS375567. Black/gray leather. Odo: 51,828 miles. Excellent black paint with a few chips on nose. Welting at front of hood coming loose. Wheels unmarked. Chrome exhaust tips slightly discolored from heat. Glass excellent. Slight creasing on driver’s seat side bol- BEST BUY 158 Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL ster. Passenger’s seat, dash, door panels excellent. Carbon-fiber trim flawless. No wear on steering wheel. Engine bay looks clean under turbo intercoolers. Factory stickers in engine compartment starting to curl at corners. Chrome trim gleams. Weatherstripping new. Yokohamas on Cromadora knockoffs. Clear glass. Leather new. Wood dash good. Pioneer 8-track stereo is a nice touch. Carpet fading. Detailed engine. Ansa exhaust. Loose speaker wires in trunk. Excellent, with a few needs Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $151,250. Porsche’s air-cooled, twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive rocketship. These last-of-the-air-cooled cars have shown steady increases in value over the past couple of years. This example comes with $35,000 in recent drivetrain maintenance receipts and work to the air-conditioning system. Excellent cosmetic condition with up-to-date maintenance instilled confidence. Bidding stopped just short of the low estimate. The reserve was lifted at hammer price. Well bought. #19-2006 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDDAJ76FX6M000973. Coronado Silver/red leather. Odo: 10,013 miles. Like-new paint with clear plastic protector over nose and hood area. Weather stripping excellent. Wheels unmarked. Very slight wear to driver’s side bolster. Door sills excellent despite the fact it takes a contortionist to get in and out. Rest of interior flawless. Engine bay clean. Original owner’s to bring it up. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $625,000. It’s nice to see these in something different than red, but this shade of green is an acquired taste today. These are handsome gentlemen’s GTs. I remember after graduating college in the mid-1990s lusting over them when they were $80,000 and wondering how I could afford one. All 12-cylinder Enzo-era cars have doubled in the past couple of years, and this model is no exception. This example is in excellent driver condition that could also be shown. High bid was nowhere close to value. Seller was right to walk away. #32-1980 MASERATI MERAK SS coupe. S/N NM122US2690. Red/tan leather. Odo: 14,170 miles. Red paint shiny with some bubbles and cracks on top of front fenders. Glass good and clear. Big American bumpers unfaded. Some corrosion to Campagnolo wheels. Stainless trim good. Original interior with sun-fade to top surfaces. Mouse-hair dash discolored and worn. Blaupunkt cassette. Car- manual. Basically a new car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $313,500. A collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren built in England. The design was supposedly inspired by the Sport Licht Rennen Uhlenhaut coupe of 1955. A true supercar with a 3.8-second 0–60 time and a top speed over 200 mph. Price when new was north of $450,000. This example was in excellent condition, and the reserve came off at the hammer price. Slightly well bought. ITALIAN #42-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 9829. Metallic green/tan leather. Odo: 34,300 miles. Unusual-color paint excellent. 160 pets faded. Excellent driver quality. Original toolkit, owner’s manual, window sticker and maintenance records included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. This was an SS version of the Merak, which upgraded the horsepower to 220. The SS also received the interior from the upmarket Bora instead of sharing with Citroën, as in the base Merak. These Italian mid-engine cars are a bargain compared with the Bora, and a fine alternative to a Ferrari 308. Market-correct. #7-1982 FERRARI MONDIAL 8 coupe. S/N ZFFAD08A7C0039647. Red/tan leather. Odo: 39,047 miles. Red paint with a few chips and swirl marks. Black trim with some cracks and signs of repainting. Wheels with small curb rash. Interior seat stitching starting to fray. Top of dash good. Lower dash and door Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL panels dirty. Steering wheel good. Sony cassette. Paint on switches almost worn off. Driver’s door would not open, so could not inspect engine. No mention of maintenance. All in all a good driver if the door gets fixed and maintenance is up to date. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. The Mondial 8 was Ferrari’s second Wheels good. Interior looks fresh, with small stain on driver’s door sill. Slight wear to driver’s seat bolster. Chrome shift gate begs to be used. Top with three small dents from storage. Engine clean, with signs of maintenance. Ex- mid-engine 2+2. Bertone designed the 308 GT4 in the mid-’70s while Pininfarina designed the Mondial 8. Which design is better is open for debate. The 308 GT4 has taken off in value as of late, while the Mondial has continued to languish in the mid-$20k–to-low$30k range. The Mondial is now the entry-level Ferrari. This example recently sold for $21,600 at Silver Fort McDowell (SCM# 270866). It was offered here without reserve and sold on the phone for a strong price. #25-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4H0072941. Red/tan leather. Odo: 22,140 miles. Good red paint with touch-ups and orange peel. Slight chipping to air dam touched up. Plastic trim good. Some delamination starting at base of windshield. Some wear and creasing to driver’s seat. Brown dash good. Some waviness on dash top from sun. Steering wheel, gauges and switches good. Retains reviled automatic seat belts. Fitted luggage worn at edges. Engine bay detailed with only slight wear to valve- cellent driver condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,450. Right before Luca Cordero di Montezemolo took over the reins of Ferrari, he bought a 348. He hated it and deemed it not a real Ferrari. He challenged Ferrari engineers to improve both the 348 and Ferrari in general. Ferrari never looked back, and their sales increased dramatically. Although the later 348s are better than the first couple of years, these cars can still bring enjoyment and entry into the Ferrari world. Values were flat over the years but have enjoyed a small increase lately. Still, this was well sold. JAPANESE #44-1967 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ43 pickup. S/N FJ4341712. Red/tan canvas/ black vinyl. Odo: 89,532 miles. New red paint very good, with wax residue on body welting. All-new yellow anodized hardware securing all door hinges and windshield. Black wheels and hubcaps good. Tan top good, with some glue stains around plastic windows. Pitting on door handles. Painted dash good. Gauges clear. Steering wheel good. CD player in dash. Undercarriage detailed. Doors locked; cover bolts from maintenance. Excellent example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $129,250. Classiche certified with tools, luggage, maintenance records and Ferrari wristwatch. Recent engine-out service. Some say the cheese-grater styling of these cars is dated, but I still find them attractive. Their values got down to $50,000 before taking off with all other Ferraris built while Enzo was still alive. This was a well-cared-for and maintained example. Considering the Classiche certification, maintenance and all the other goodies, I’d call this well bought. #49-1990 FERRARI 348 TS Spider. S/N ZFFFG36A2L0088190. Red/black/tan leather. Odo: 24,602 miles. Red paint excellent. Small chips at door corners. Air dam unmarked. Small stone chip on windshield. Some windshield delamination starting on driver’s corner. June 2016 could not view engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,150. The FJ43 was an extended-wheelbase version of the more common FJ40. It was nice to see one not cut up with huge wheels and tires for offroading. There were two bench seats in the back that faced each other which looked very cool and functional for kids (but no seat belts). Recent restoration claimed to cost upwards of $100,000. Excellent examples toyed with $100,000 but have seemed to cool down a bit lately. Well bought. #3-1986 NISSAN 300ZX Turbo coupe. S/N JN1CZ14S0GX107882. Gray metallic/ gray leather. Claimed 46,000 miles. Paint 161


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Motostalgia Amelia Island, FL looks original with small chips and scratches. Rubber bumper paint doesn’t quite match rest of car. Wheels with some curb rash. Glass dirty but clear. Wisconsin dealer sticker. Small tear in driver’s side bolster; otherwise seats are excellent. Carpet, dash, door panels all good. Slightly baggy T-top headliner. Modern Pioneer CD. Dirty, unwashed engine bay looks functional and complete. Could not check tion and would be a great tourer. Fixing the small issues would allow the new owner to compete in their shows. This lot sold at no reserve and was well bought. #20-1933 AUBURN 8-101A Boattail Speedster. S/N GC236. Black & burgundy/ burgundy leather. Odo: 3,556 miles. Rebodied with Boattail Speedster body sometime in the 1970s or 1980s. Older paint rubbed out with chips, scuffs and runs. Bumpers show scratches. Woodlite headlights good. Some scuffing on wire wheels. Whitewall tires yellowing, especially dual spares. Interior leather good. Printing on gauges fading. Aftermarket oil pressure and coolant temp gauges under dash might mean originals don’t work. Re- odometer on digital dash. Obviously pampered but enjoyed with no signs of rust from Wisconsin winters. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,725. There were multiple Gen-Xers checking this car out during preview, as these were the cars we drooled over in high school. The $20,000 low estimate was a little aggressive, but these Japanese sports cars are moving up. Only thing holding this back was the automatic transmission. Hard to find in this condition with no modifications over the years. If these appeal to you, buy now before prices increase. Well bought. AMERICAN #31-1932 AUBURN 8-100A phaeton. S/N GU74989. Dark blue & burgundy/black cloth/ dark red leather. Odo: 68,450 miles. Paint good, with scratches around sidemount spares. Burgundy pinstripe with chip on left front fender. Chrome bumpers starting to rust on underside of rear bumper. Matching metal trunk shows wax residue. Dual taillights good. Top good with slight stitch wear. Chrome wheels good with hammer marks. Rear right placement carpet dirty. Engine clean. This would make a fun touring car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $93,500. The 8-101 model name was derived from the 101-horsepower straight-8 motor. This example is claimed to be an original chassis with original transmission and original steel hood. No mention of what body the chassis originally had, but the Boattail Speedster body the car now sports is attractive. These rebodies were popular, especially if you had an 8-101 sedan, but you won’t fool an ACD member. Sold out of an estate with no reserve. For what it is and isn’t, and given its condition, well sold. #4-1960 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N 60J089700. Olympic White/ white leather & black cloth. Odo: 100,178 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed original paint with small touch-ups and some bubbling starting under doors and in front of rear wheels. Bumpers foggy with lots of pitting. Driver’s window off rails. Interior seats good, window delaminating. Whitewall tires yellowing. Leather split at driver’s pillar. Dash good, with mismatched gauges. Carpet dirty. Clean engine bay shows stain from coolant leak. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $99,000. Excellent example for touring, or fix the small issues for show. From the same estate as Lot 20, the 1933 Auburn 8-101 with rebodied Boattail body and in the same color combination. Restored some time ago but still holding up well. This original-bodied example is welcome and qualified for ACD and CCCA event participa- 162 with some bagging on driver’s side. Dash with cracks and attempts at repair. Steering wheel with some chips. The rest of instrument panel and lower dash are good. Could not open hood. Good driver, but keep an eye on the tin worm. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,000. Goodlooking cruiser driving down the road, but the many needs will be expensive. New owner will have to address the rust issues starting to appear. Slightly well bought. © Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers Bones always wanted to take the Lamborghini for a joyride, but he just didn’t have the guts — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: May 25, 2016 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to RUNNER-UP: The high cost of ownership claims yet another victim — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI For some drivers, Countach ergonomics proved challenging. — Edward Levin, West Hollywood, CA Vitorio’s Italian Stallion exiting from the Catacombs Car Wash. He chose the optional air dry rather than have the bony attendant wipe dry with towels stacked in boxes along the far wall. Wouldn’t want the skeleton to scratch the finish, would we? — Ray Kroll, Minneapolis, MN Jim waited for what seemed like an eternity, but he was finally able to take delivery of his restoration project. — Brian Wasinger, Edmond, OK Offered for sale: time-capsule classic Lambo still with original owner — literally. — Thomas Magda, Pittsford, NY Mrs. Bates: “Norman, I absolutely forbid you to buy that fancy sports car.” Norman: “Aww, hang out in the garage for a while, Ma, you’ll learn to like it.” — Ralph Freese, Allentown, NJ Two of the skeletons in Stephen Serio’s closet. — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA 164 I have a sworn duty to guard this car until my bones turn to dust. — Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT This car was relatively easy to restore, as it had good bones. — David Libby, West Des Moines, IA This Enzo guy hasn’t sold a Lamborghini for us yet! — Howard Bollinger, Wilmington, NC It’s great to see my wrecked race car fully restored after I hit the wall. Too bad they couldn’t repair my body. — Phil Stevens, via email My boss told me in 1973: “Never take your eyes off this new Lambo Countach.” Then he locked the warehouse door. Now, 43 years later, I still have my eye sockets affixed on this beautiful non-patinated, non-Blue Zone Lambo Countach. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO You’ll buy that car over MY dead body! — Walter Babiuk, San Clemente, CA It was long suspected that Enzo had hidden great lust for the Countach, and finally the new imaging security system in the Lambo Museum basement caught him on a recent clairvoyant visit. Proof positive of Enzo’s special and unusual gifts. — George Williams, Santa Barbara, CA George’s patience was beginning to wear off; the parts from Italy for his early model Countach were simply taking too long to arrive. — Walter Guhbin, Germany Somewhat buoyed by the market’s recent plateau, Larry continued waiting for Countach prices to fall into his range. — Adams Hudson, via email Bob said he would give his right kidney to own a Countach, but with the rapidly rising exotic car market, it took a few more black-market organ sales to finally acquire one. — Luke Kowalski, via email Budget cuts at the shop have us down to a skeleton crew. — Roland Aviles, West Orange, NJ Mike Buettell wins a stripped- down SCM hat — and the option to survive Monterey Car Week on SCM’s per diem — for having the courage to dig down to the bones of this contest. © Comments With Your Renewals Keith, received April’s SCM yesterday. In the comments, you question the comparing of my Primrose E-type Series III with the Ferrari GTO. I may be biased, and my dog is named Primrose, and that is perhaps what you were missing, but any color will do. — Malcolm Rushworth, Spring, TX (SCMer since 2006) Great coverage of all the markets and venues. Thanks for staying true to form. — Jay Barone, Milford, CT (1998) Still my favorite auto magazine read! — Rick McInnis, Junction City, OR (2001) Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market 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. Steve Fields Josh Mazer


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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 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III sedan 1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster Burgundy metallic/black. I6, 4-spd manual. Superb touring, rally machine. Full-synchro gearbox, total ground-up mechanical rebuild. Upgrades to brakes, cooling, suspension, exhaust. Rust-free. No expense spared. 3.07 Posi and will run at 100 all day. $96,000. OBO. Contact Steve, Ph: 713.817.3444. Email: sjf@patriotllc.com (TX) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 roadster 1964 Jaguar E-type 3.8 coupe French 1960 Facel-Vega Facellia “French Tiger Special” convertible S/N 3AZ40. Masons Black & light ivory/black. 31,590 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. One of three known examples. Coachwork by Windovers. Displayed at 1935 Scottish Motor Show. Same owner for 50-plus years. Original V12 engine. Includes RROC history file, service/maintenance manuals, and copy of factory records. $119,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com(MO) 1950 Jaguar Mark V drophead coupe S/N YD3754. Orient Red/black. 500 miles. I4, A rare and unmolested example that is one of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Collector-owned, with less than 500 test miles since a recent detailed restoration by Twin-Cam specialist Jim Alcorn of La Jolla, CA. Includes books, tools, BMIHT certificate and black tonneau cover. Classic Showcase. Contact Lance, Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com (CA) 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BN7 roadster Silver & gunmetal gray/burgundy. 32,785 miles. One of only 528 left-hand-drive cars produced. Matching numbers, equipped with a 3.5-liter engine, walnut fascia, door caps and side rails, fitted tool set, PL style headlamps and disc wheels. A lovely and wellpresented classic in a beautiful color combination. $109,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1951 Bentley Mark VI James Young drophead coupe S/N HBN7L17803. Ice Blue/navy blue leather & white piping. 8,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Rare big Healey. One of only 125 tri-carb, center-shift cars built. Delivered new in U.S. Excellent ownership history. Full frame-off concours restoration by the late and great Tom Rocke of Healey Lane. Fully documented and numbers-matching. Verified with BMC Heritage certificate. $99,990. AutoKennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@ autokennel.com (CA) 1963 Jaguar XKE fixed-head coupe S/N 8267DZ. 33,423 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Original Mason Black with Caramel leather surrounded by walnut woodwork. One of three produced. Three-position drophead design. Includes original build sheet and service records. Drives and performs wonderfully. $229,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com(MO) Opalescent Maroon/black. 33,940 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Own the best all-original 3.8 FHC available. 100% all-original paint, chrome and interior. Same careful owner for 51 years. First-place concours winner, 99.85 points. Serious offers considered after inspection. Contact John, Ph: 503.538.8096. Email: jlpxk120@hotmail.com (OR) S/N 1E35164. silver blue metallic/dark blue. 61,700 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Original E-type, all fixed by E-type and Volvo specialist of 38 years using OEM parts. Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Bought in December 1998 from second owner at 32k miles. Engine rebuilt in 1999 to ‘67 standards with upgrades. Down-to-metal professional repaint in 2003. 2015 work included front end, tires, brakes and a/c installed. Limited bumper-to-bumper, six-month warranty. Reasonable offers considered. Partial trade for mid-’60s muscle car also considered (in the $20k–$25k range). $78,500. Volvoman/ MikeSchreiber. Contact Michael, Ph: 619.741.8807. Email: volvoman1@yahoo.com (CA) S/N 80230. black/black w/ red piping. 0 miles. H4 (flat 4), 4-spd manual. Two-owner California car, second owner since 1971. CoA, perfect gaps, original body panels, floors have been replaced. Originally Signal Red, now triple black. Fully restored and rebuilt 1500 Super engine, both 40-PCIB carburetors were rebuilt by 356 Carburetor Rescue. All new gaskets and rubber, new windshield, all chrome refinished, interior installed by our own Bryce Kline. Four new period-correct Koni Shocks, new wiring harness installed from YNZ, top frame repainted and new German canvas installed by Autos International, new tonneau and side curtains. All work correctly done for the period in our shop by a mechanic with 20 years experience working on 356s. 16-inch wheels and tires. Includes key fob, owner’s manual, jack and toolkit. $397,500. OBO. Aase Sales LLC. Contact Ron, Ph: 740.503.3651. Email: sales@aasesales.com Web: http://www.aasesales. com/collections/cars-for-sale/products/1955-pre-aspeedster-1(OH) 166 Sports Car Market S/N 1E15251. Opalescent Silver Blue/dark blue. 81,185 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. This numbers-matching E-type was the subject of a recent restoration by Jaguar professionals, and was one of the last of the Series 1 XKEs produced. It features a striking color combination with beautiful exterior and dark blue interior with matching top and boot. Complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Contact Lance, Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) 1968 Jaguar XKE Series 1 fixed-head coupe Tudor Grey metallic/black leather. 111,839 miles. Number 42 of only 180 ever produced, with only 111,839 original miles. Same California ownership for many years. This magnificent example is equipped with a Chrysler 383 Wedge engine, TorquFlite automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, Borrani wire wheels, power windows and HMV radio. A truly rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate model ever created by the prestigious French marque. $345,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com (CA) German 1955 Porsche Pre-A Speedster S/N 1E15193. Opalescent Maroon/black. 62,069 miles. I6 (inline 6), Highly original, numbersmatching, California black-plate XKE. Features a striking color combination. Properly and professionally restored. Recent servicing by Jaguar professionals, so it’s ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed. Classic Showcase. Contact Lance, Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com (CA) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 roadster S/N FAD193. White/red. 55,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. High-quality, professionally-built Buick all-aluminum 215-ci V8, 4-bbl and Rover 5-speed overdrive transmission. High quality, professional installation as if factory-installed in Paris. Nimble and balanced sports car handling, the V8 weighs less than the original Pont-a-Mousson 4-cyl engine. 391st Facellia of about 400. About 90 U.S.-spec were sold in 1960. Estimated that less than half of those today in the U.S. — only a handful in drivable or better condition. Pertronics electronic distributor, new motor, trans. mounts & brackets, aluminized dual exhaust, resized single-piece driveshaft. Complete brake sysem rebuilt. New electric cooling fans, new tires, and many more new and rebuilt items. Gauges function excluding the speedometer (needs cable). Includes rare Motorola AM-radio and speaker, 4:10 differential. New leather seats, new bound wool carpets and matching wool mats. Top is serviceable with matching red tonneau cover, original hubcaps, jack, and jack handle. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL roadster leather. 35,735 miles. H6, 4-spd manual. One of 530 produced. Matching-numbers engine. First year for U.S.-spec. Turbo Carreras. Recent comprehensive mechanical refurbishing. $269,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt. com(MO) White gray/black. I6, 4-spd manual. This 1969 Pagoda has been enjoyed and cared for. It isn’t a garage queen, but with minor attention this beauty can be easily turned for local concours. Engine and transmission is among the best I have driven, with good power, starts every turn of key, shifts with no grinds. $89,000. Contact Henry, Ph: 917.332.7335. Email: shiutong88@aol.com (NY) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE cabriolet Silver/black. H6, 5-spd manual. A/C, matchingnumbers original engine professionally rebuilt to RS specs, detailed engine bay, limited-slip, correct alloys with new XWX. Very strong runner. $210,000. Contact David C., Ph: 330.388.8862. Email: dcnelson@ coolaire.com (OH) S/N 1.11025E+13. Dark Moss Green Metallic/Bamboo leather. 57,555 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Original paint, black top. One of 1,390 built. Rare factory-installed 300 SE chrome trim. U.S.-spec. California car. Factory air conditioning. Fully documented with original build sheet, books, service records and tools. $189,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www. schmitt.com(MO) 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo coupe S/N 9306800232. Platinum Metallic/Cinnamon S/N WP0AB0944HN471653. yellow/black leather. 145,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Physician-owned, some spares, extra seats, fog lamps, filters etc. Clear Ohio title, historical plated. This car has never been in inclement weather. New brakes and heavy-duty clutch. Car is a joy to drive. $8,850. OBO. Fossil Ledges. Contact Dr. Paul, Ph: 330.608.6941. Email: plynn@buckeyeresidential.com (Ohio) 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Look coupe S/N 10927. Rosso Amarento Red/black leather. 9,701 miles. V12, manual. Spectacular condition. One of only 598 produced. Original matchingnumbers engine. Air conditioning. Nearly $100k in restoration receipts. Also includes original owner’s manual, California registrations for the past 40 years, and tools. $895,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com(MO) 1968 Intermeccanica Torino / Italia spyder S/N 1.13044E+13. Light Ivory/black M-B Tex. I6, automatic. Only 17,302 actual miles. One of only 830 built. Factory air conditioning. Includes both hard and soft tops. $139,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314-291-7000. Email: info@ schmitt.com (Missouri) 1973 Porsche 911S Sunroof coupe 1980 BMW M1 coupe One family owned in Lake Como until five years ago. Rare and very desirable example. $375,000. OBO. Contact Marc, Ph: 973.715.4779. Email: taubercars@yahoo.com (AZ) 1965 Maserati 3500 GTI Sebring Series II coupe S/N 4301006. orange/black. 13,000 miles. With only 399 street versions produced, the M1 ranks as a highly collectible exotic. This BMW M1 (Serial #006) is the first production M1 delivered to a dealership. According to the factory, it was actually the third car to go through final build out. The other was a prototype, and the last was used for crash testing. $550,000. The Werk Shop. Ph: 847.295.3200. Email: mike@thewerkshop.com Web: http://www. thewerkshop.com(IL) 1987 Porsche 944 coupe S/N AM1011021. Rosso Cordoba Red/white leather. 43,815 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Rare! One of 93 Sebring Series II 3500s. Disc brakes, fuel injection, matching numbers and only two owners. Original interior. Includes framed copies of original build sheet and invoice from Maserati Classiche, books and tools. $329,000. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com(MO) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina coupe Midnight Blue Metallic/tan. 61,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Carrera 4 factory wide body: One of about 200 made. This is a genuine factory-built widebody with the correct wide-body suspension (Option 491). The car just had a full service for over $3,000 that included valve job, new seals, plugs, etc. There are no official production numbers from the Porsche factory for the 1994 factory wide body. Numbers I could find range from 176 to 287. This makes it more rare than America Roadster (300 made), 964 RS America (701 made), 964 Speedster (800 made). $89,911. Contact Oliver, Ph: 424.241.2280. Email: mwtt1995@gmail.com (CA) Italian 1965 Lancia Flaminia SuperSport Zagato 2.8 3C coupe S/N AR1480147. red/black. 50,360 miles. I4 (inline 4), 5-spd automatic. Well-maintained driver. Very original. Could be restored to concours condition. $35,000. OBO. Contact Joe, Ph: 603.531.9280. Email: joecresci@gmail.com (FL) S/N 8262322045. Saratoga White/red leather. As delivered new. Beautiful and very proper and correct alloy-bodied double bubble SS Zagato coupe with 2.8-liter, 3 carb engine and recessed headlights. 168 Sports Car Market S/N 50050. Fly Yellow/black. V8, 4-spd manual. One-off model. 21,789 original miles. Original interior. One of the most well-preserved and authentic examples to be found on the market today. $199,900. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com(MO) 1969 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 1750 convertible


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1970 Lamborghini Miura S coupe Japanese 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo coupe 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback 1968 Shelby GT350 fastback Bianco/blue & white leather. 2,353 miles. Very desirable late-production, matching-numbers Miura S. Part of a private collection for the past 32 years. Showing 3,788 kilometers, equipped with an alloy V12 engine and four Weber carburetors, 5-speed manual transmission, ventilated disc brakes. Astounding performance, complete with handbook and tools. $1,350,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com (CA) 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV NFF targa S/N JT2SW22N4M0023565. white/blue. 50,300 miles. I4 (inline 4), 5-spd manual. All-original Turbo MR2. No modifications except 16-inch Enkei wheels with new tires. Original 14-inch wheels included. Factory T-tops. Very clean inside and out. Runs strong. Passed California emissions test. So much fun! Available at John Elway’s Crown Toyota, Ontario CA. $16,900. Crown Toyota. Contact James, Ph: 480.332.1969. Email: jimknudsen@ crowntoyota.net (CA) American 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N ZFFUA13A3F0056517. Rosso Corsa/saddle & black. 200 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. The realization of over four years of work and effort with the quest to design and build the most drivable and modern 308 on the road today. Engine and components have not only been completely rebuilt but re-engineered, eliminating typical reliability problems while boosting displacement to 3.93 liters and the power from 230 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque to a whopping 503 hp at 7,750 rpm and 357 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm on E85. A naturally-aspirated output of about 128 hp/liter, which, is on par with the best of today’s supercars. Additional and substantial work has been done on the car’s suspension, interior and exterior, which all together combine to realize the quest of a modernized classic. Led by Nick’s Forza Ferrari (NFF) of Custer, WA. Akin to what Singer is to classic Porsches and what Eagle is to the classic Jaguar E-Type, NFF is the premiere shop for the restoration, enhancement, and modernization of the 308. Work is performed to the highest standards, beginning with computer-simulated performance and design parameters, through exacting quality-of-build, attention to detail, testing and delivery. $160,000. OBO. Contact Matt, Email: mattpeak@gmail.com Web: www.503hp308nff.com(CA) 2002 Ferrari 360 Modena spider S/N 5F09A317688. Burgundy/Palomino. 77,485 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Stunning, professional restoration from top to bottom, A-code Mustang in a gorgeous burgundy and Palamino color combo. 77k original miles. Strong 289 4-bbl V8, factory a/c, push-button AM radio and fold-down rear seat. This show-level example is a great choice for the serious Mustang collector demanding excellence. Classic Showcase. Contact Lance, Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster S/N 8T02J18511502613. Candy Apple Red/black. V8, manual. One of 1,053 1968 fastbacks, #2613. 302-ci, 4-speed manual with factory options: extra cooling package, sports deck rear seat, power disc brakes, power steering, tilt, etc. Marti Report. All-original colors and equipment. Original engine (02J185115). Very pretty. $80,000. bno.com. Contact Adam, Ph: 213.622.9000. Email: adam@bno. com (CA) 1968 Ford Galaxie 4-dr sedan S/N 10867S108478. Ermine White/red. 5,418 miles. V8, automatic. Black soft top. Original numbers matching 283, 2x4-bbl, 270-hp engine with numbers-matching transmission and rear end. Perfect unit body with superb paint. Excellent frame. Lovely interior and top. Radio delete. Superb mechanically and a delight to drive. $72,500. bno. com. Contact Adam, Ph: 213.622.9000. Email: adam@bno.com (CA) 1962 Lincoln Continental Presidential Town limousine Dark blue & white/black. 4,368 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Contemporary Cobra, original appearance with Ford 427 side-oiler engine with 850-carb, 4-speed top-loader transmission, Halibrand wheels, Jag XKE suspension, dark blue with white stripes, white sidepipes, chrome roll bar, tonneau and car cover. Built in 1980 and has 4,368 miles. 4 x 2 weber and manifold carbs optional. $79,000. OBO. Contact Ron, Ph: 856.435.0805. Email: rslovett@gmail. com (NJ) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 coupe 215,105 miles. V8, automatic. Original 390-ci V8 & transmission. Vehicle is in moderate condition. A driver that needs some work, and most parts on it are stock. Includes original rims and hubcaps. $4,000 OBO. Contact Jonah, Ph: 360.513.5037. Email: j.harris25@students.clark.edu (WA) 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 SUV S/N 2Y82H424232. black/black. 55,652 miles. V8, automatic. All black. Beautifully restored. Used by JFK during his administration. One of only three built by coachbuilders Hess & Eisenhardt. Known history from new. Includes Ford Motor Company documentation. $299,000. OBO. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000. Email: info@ schmitt.com Web: www.schmitt.com (MO) 1963 Shelby Cobra roadster TdF Blue/tan. 6,120 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Loaded w/options including Daytona seats, blue dash, steering wheel and seat piping. Modular wheels, like-new condition. $145,000. Contact David C., Ph: 330.388.8862. Email: dcnelson@coolaire. com (OH) silver/black leather. 31,810 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Chassis #CSX2023 equipped with 289-ci engine, 4-speed gearbox, disc brakes, full weather equipment with side windows and black full tonneau. The 23rd production Cobra built, a rare early model and an outstanding example with fantastic performance. $875,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com (CA) Silver/black. 14,000 miles. V8, manual. This showpiece has only 14,000 miles since a complete restoration on a dry, original, Southern California car. Bare-metal, $16k respray finished in brilliant silver exterior with black rally stripes. $79,000. bno.com. Contact Adam, Ph: 213.622.9000. Email: adam@bno.com Web: http://bno.com/2/auctions/ classic-cars(CA) S/N 6S293. White/white & black. V8, 4-spd manual. Full and complete restoration in 2015 of this B/P vintage road-race car. Converted to comp specs 35 years ago. No expense spared. Well known and always a front runner. 510-hp engine by Cobra Automotive. Complete file of pics/specs. Includes a limited-edition model. Serious interests only. Trades considered. $169,000. OBO. Contact Gary, Ph: 410.218.5992. Email: gpbarnesracing@yahoo. com (VA) © Nassau Blue/white. V8, 4-spd manual. Numbersmatching 427 (425 hp) NOM. Side exhaust, aftermarket knockoff wheels, frame-off restoration in 2006. $90,000. Contact Ron, Ph: 402.393.4930. Email: lhrh@cox.net (NE) 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS coupe Deep Cherry Red/black premium leather. 15,321 miles. V8, 5-spd automatic. 6.4-liter, 470-hp Hemi. Mint, one owner, garage-kept, non-smoker, adultlady driven. Every available option. Still smells new! $43,900. Contact Bobby, Ph: 803.646.1966. Email: bcnc@bellsouth.net (SC) Race 1966 Shelby GT 350 fastback May 2016 169


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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 Motorcars. 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) Dragone. We’ve been in the collecAuctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American Classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and automobilia. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time specialists who offer 190 years’ combined experience, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) tor car business for over 60 years, selling some of the most significant cars in the world. Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Gooding & Company. 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. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 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 such as the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectible 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 $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) Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys. com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- 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 three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & 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 Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com 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) 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 County 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 Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. www.silverstoneauctions.com (U.K.) Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions. Thirty years Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. 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 personally has over 170 Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 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 catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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 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 Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 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). 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. Buy/Sell/General Canepa of Scotts Valley. 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa, AZ, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high-quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment-grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser, we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) 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) Charles Prince Classic Cars. 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. Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. 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) Automotive Restorations. Appraisals Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & 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) ence! Automotive designer and 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 and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and 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 & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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 June 2016 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. 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 Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to 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) 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) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years’ experience. www.ClassicInvest.com (CO) FOLLOW SCM Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Vintage Auto Posters. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California, visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore, visit www.heritageclassics.com 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 three 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) over 40 years’ experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving Northeast Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our website. www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. 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 Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 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-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport 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) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles 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) 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 Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) Unit 56. At Unit 56, we love motorHeritage 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 172 Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers cycles; we truly are passionate about them, but most importantly, we strive to have the best. History and an interesting story are a must with anything we buy or sell. And as far as restoration goes, we treat everything as if it was our own. We care. Telephone: 0044 (0) 1386 700 403. www.UNIT56.co.uk Paul Russell and Company. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) 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) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines. com McCollister’s Auto Transport. www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, SignificantCars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. 800-257-9595. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or muscle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of not-even-a-scratch experience. Drive Safe! Ray Zuder 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. Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English ing inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 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 are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management 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. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows The Arizona Concours d’Elegance Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Carficionado Collection Manage- ment GmbH. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection building • Collection management • Investment guidance • Restoration supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market knowhow • Proven track record including world record sales and Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 pr@carficionado.com www.carficionado.com Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide offers agreed-value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. 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) 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 acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. Hilton Head Island Motoring Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — 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, WI. (WI) Festival. 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 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. J.C. Taylor Insurance. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. June 2016 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 JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, includ- Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) 173


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. The Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. (PA) 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. European Collectibles Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey 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. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Woodside Credit. When financing The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. German Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. GTO Engineering. Servicing worldwide clients for 20-plus years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia, and a new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Finance The BMW CCA is the world’s larg- est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. 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! 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 and 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 international 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 We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pickup anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA www.HoltMotorsports.com (PA) 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 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 and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Leasing Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. 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 $1 million, 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 Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 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 174 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Museums Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot 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) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Brighton Motorsports. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax 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 and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcCalifornia Car Cover Company. 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. cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd., providing automotive accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from all-weather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480.483.4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom Hahn-Vorbach & Associates Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen 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) P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, 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. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. June 2016 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. BerlinettaMotorcars@gmail.com. www.BerlinettaMotorcars.com (NY) Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com 175 On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current or growing collection needs a team behind it or if your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email: info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com, www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com, are the sensible choice. Experts in our craft and combined with unimpeachable integrity, doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone, proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. The only thing better than new is a Fran Roxas restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s and ’60s concept cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-of-a-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970, with consistent first-place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. Whether your car is headed to a concours or open road, we Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe ™ 176 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Sweat or ’Vette? Would you rather have Jordan’s game-worn jersey, a nice car — or $78,870 for parts, toys and petroliana? Thought Carl’s Goldin Auctions, at their January 30, 2016, sale, sold Michael Jordan’s game-used road jersey from the NBA championship. In addition, the jersey had a letter of authenticity, so it was the real deal. I just have to wonder why someone would pay the price of a decent Corvette for an old basketball shirt. Here are a few more that we found that have nothing to with Michael Jordan, but some might find them a bit more useful: tion. It is 14 inches in length and is battery powered with working lights. It had a rather swoopy design and will have a lot of shelf appeal when displayed. A cool toy. was used on 1934 8-cylinder models. This is similar to the 1933 model, but it had a different base. This was slightly pitted, but it had the correct foundry mark on the base. It was designed by B.E. Lemm. This was pricey, but these rarely show up, so if you need it … EBAY #1619352671147—WILLYS-KNIGHT MOVING PISTON-SLEEVE CUTAWAY DEMONSTRATION MOTOR. Number of bids: 15. SOLD AT: $530. Date: 1/8/2016. The valvein-head was a novel engine with a sleeve in the piston that moved rather than the more conventional opening valves. It was used with several marques but was known for its oil consumption. This four-inch demonstration motor was made of cast iron and illustrated the process. This is not a lot of money if this type of thing is of interest. MANIFEST AUCTIONS LOT 46—FRONTIER GASOLINE 60-Inch PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of bids: 13. SOLD AT: $8,500 plus fees. Date: 2/27/2015. This was certainly a striking sign, with bright oranges and yellows. It was in decent condition, with some edge wear and extra mounting holes. This is a seldom-seen sign that sold for a reasonable price considering the bold presentation. EBAY #371562522397—NOS 1/8-SCALE CMC 1957 FIAT 642 FERRARI TRANSPORTER. Number of bids: 25. SOLD AT: $961. This was an unopened Fiat model CMC model of the classic Ferrari transporter. It was discontinued some time back, and this was leftover stock. This is a highly detailed model, and if you collect Ferrari stuff, this fits right in. No idea what the issue price was, but there was a lot of interest in the piece. EBAY #252326970277— MERCEDES-BENZ AUTOBAHN KURIER TIN TOY BY TIPPCO. Number of bids: 45. SOLD AT: $5,600. Date: 3/27/2016. The seller had no idea what he had and got lucky when the bidders found this unique toy — despite his vague descrip- Number of bids: 8 SOLD AT: $676. Date: 3/16/2016. The seller stated he had stored this 58-inch plastic Alfa Romeo dealer sign for 20 years with great plans for it. They never materialized, and he let it go for a song. A few days later, I received an email blast from a dealer offering what I am willing to bet is the same sign, with an asking price of $7,200. The sign has the logo that Alfa Romeo used from 1946 to 1972, and it would be way cool backlit and with the proper frame. This is just the thing for the true Alfisti. I just wish I had found the original listing a bit earlier! the 1997–98 NBA season for $78,870. The jersey was photo-matched to the February 1, 1998, game against the Los Angeles Lakers, during which he scored 31 points as the Bulls were on their way to EBAY #121875798567— 1934 L34 8-CYLINDER OLDSMOBILE HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of bids: 57. SOLD AT: $4,050. Date: 2/1/2016. This was an original Oldsmobile hood ornament that EBAY #141914547941— LARGE ALFA ROMEO PLASTIC DEALER SIGN. 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. 178 EBAY 29166434089—1920s AMERICAN NATIONAL PEDAL CAR. Number of bids: 23. SOLD AT: $1,550.99. Date: 1/26/2016. This was a very elaborate, unrestored pedal car with an adjustable clock and operating speedometer. It was complete with the oil can under the hood, but it was missing a couple of hubcaps. The windshield could be folded down and it had the original trunk. Once restored, it would be a smash displayed in the car barn. Sold for a rockbottom price. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market