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UPSIDE DOWN IN THE US., ON THE BUBBLE IN FRANCE SKeith Martin's p FIRST Our Experts Rate 244 Cars from Eight Auctions Profiled: Viper Race Car, Aston DB Mk Ill, Porsche 356 Deferred Maintenance, A Deal Killer e Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends BRINGS $4.2M orts Car a ri ct R I SALE LWB Cal Spyder Joins the Million-Dollar Car Club ARCH 205 $6 COUS %8 00C A 03> 092 81 01003 0 6


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GOODING ef3t COMPANY FINE AUTOMOBILES AUCTIONS AND BROKERAGE OF "The Avenger" earned the title of U.S. Western Champion at the Oakland Roadster Show, was displayed at the 51st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and completed the Tour. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY GOODING fi DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960  TEL: (802) 362-4719  1528 6 18 STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  E-MAIL: david@goodingco.com COMPANY DAVID BROWNELL EASTERN U S. REPRESENTATIVE www.goodingeo.com  E - MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com


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BENTLEY MOTOR (AR COMP: Y www.symbolicmotors.com • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1998 BMW V12 LMP Huge spares package incl. extra engine. s/n: 98-00012 • 1953 Ferrari 166 MM/53 Beautiful example. s/n: 0272/M • 1956 Ferrari 625LM Testa Rossa Ferrari factory team TR. s/n: 0642 MD/TR • 1995 Ferrari 412T2 F1 Ex. Gerhard Berger. s/n: 163 • 1964 Ford GT40 MK I Oldest surviving GT40. s/n: GT/103 SYMBOLIC • 1991 Jaguar XJR15 Very few hours since restoration by TWR. s/n: 001 Race • 1980 Lotus 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: 03 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 Complete documented restoration. s/n: 1581 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. • 1987 Porsche 959 Very nice example. Fresh US conversion. • 1967 Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s 'n: 002 1956 Ferrari 625LM "Testa Rossa" ( 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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SSoort Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends March 2005. Volume 17 . Number 3 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 30 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder LWB Highest price paid in the past decade at $1.25m. John Apen 34 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Saloon In today's market, a $63k Mk III is well bought. Gary Anderson 36 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC $12k is huge for a near-hopeless basket case. Donald Osborne 38 1969 Fiat Dino 2000 Spider A $24k Fiat is no cheap Ferrari. Steve Ahlgrim 40 1961 Porsche 356B 1-5 Coupe $21k—only in Europe. Jim Schrager 44 1932 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe Overlooked V16 is worth every penny of $167k. Dave Brownell 46 1998 Dodge Viper Race Car $50k buys a racing Viper at a snake oil price. Thor Thorson 244 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 50 Bonhams, Gstaad, Switzerland $4.2m sold at the all-Ferrari event that defines tony. Richard Hudson-Evans 56 Palm Springs Auctions, Palm Springs, CA New building, same great crew, $3.4m hammered down. Carl Bomstead 64 Kruse International, Las Vegas, NV Another workmanlike event for the boys from Indiana gets $1.7m worth of deals done. B. Mitchell Carlson 66 PM Auctions, Toronto, Canada Fighting the exchange rate, RM still gets $2.6m. Phil Skinner 74 Bonhams, Beaulieu, UK Pre-WWII cars took center stage for this $1m sale. Richard Hudson-Evans 80 Cheffins, Duxford, UK Fresh consignments help bring 5793k, as warbirds circle. Richard Hudson-Evans 86 Silver Auctions, Portland, OR Plenty of American iron makes $481k in SCM's hometown. SCM Staff 92 Cheffins, Duxford, UK Good turnout brings $803k; Lagonda LG6 top at $124k. Richard Hudson-Evans Cover photograph: Bonhams


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Young people browsing the cars were especially interested in this 1971 Chrysler Town & Country surf wagon, with its banana and peanut butter paint scheme Cool factor aside, at $4,982 it was arguably the most car for the money at the sale —Our report on Silver's auction in Portland begins on page 86. -Art' COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisier 22 Affordable Classic: 1980-81 Triumph TR8 Convertible Rob Sass Triumph TR8: Better Than Its 24 Legal Files: A Trade-In Bites Back John Draneas 26 Collecting Thoughts: $72k for a Double Bubble Paul Duchene 32 Sheehan Speaks: Deferred Maintenance and Deal Killers Michael Sheehan 42 Porsche Gesprifich: What Kind of Porschephile Are You? Jim Schrager 100 Motobilia: Bonhams Does Brooklands Carl Bomstead DoubleBubbteirs at Le Mans 102 Bike Buys: Panther 100/120 Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Holy Wonder Bread, and a Plum Crazy Duster Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 20 America by FIAT, Chapter 10: Fighting Headwinds in SD 28 SCM Picks - Glenmoor Gathering 35 20 Year Picture 97 Fresh Meat - 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 2005 Dodge SRT/10 Quad Cab, 2005 Lotus Elise 98 Price Guide - German and Etceterini 103 Neat Stuff 103 Glovebox Notes - Bentley Continental GT, Porsche Cayenne V6 104 Mystery Photo 105 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory


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Bonham17 BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS 8 APPRAISERS Brookline Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Saturday April 30 Larz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA USA Preview Friday April 29 Consignments Now Invited Early consignments for our 2005 sale include a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, coachwork by Stuarts of Calcutta, chassis 47 AG, formerly the property of the Honorable Raja Sir Manmatu Ray Choudhury, Kt. of Santosh. This magnificent sporting Rolls-Royce features a set of Stephen Grebel headlamps and a running boardmounted spotlight, used for tiger hunting of course. Also included is a 1957 Porsche Speedster beautifully finished in silver with maroon interior. To consign your property, please contact one of the following specialists of consultants: Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353, mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patridge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710, jonathan.stein@bonhams.com Evan Ide - Curator, Larz Anderson Auto Museum (617) 522 6547 ide@mot.org Pictured: 1957 Porsche Speedster. Chassis no. 83490 USA  Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  +1 +1 (415) (415) 391 4000 391 4040 fax UK  San Francisco, California 94103  Bonhams  +44 +44 (0) (0) Europe 101 New Bond Street  London W1S 1SR  20 20 7629 6602 7629 8876 fax Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 +41 22 22 300 3160 300 3035 fax C 2005, Bonhams & Butted*Ids All rights reserved. MA Auctioneers License Nos. 2595, 2656


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The DMV Reunion celebrated a birthday recently, which was marked in part by an obligatory journey to the local DMV to get my license renewed. The good news was that I weigh nearly 30 pounds less than I did eight years ago when I last renewed, thanks to my daily before-dawn five-mile run. The bad news is that I'm still eight years older. I Having recently moved, I asked the clerk to update my address. He poked a few keys, then looked up quizzically and asked, "How big a garage do you have?" "Just two cars," I replied. "Then where do you keep all these?" It turned out that the state's records showed 23 cars registered in my name, reaching back to 1989. Most I had sold out of state and never bothered to report as gone. As he began to delete each old record, I felt like I had suddenly been transported to a kind of reunion. Only instead of being surrounded by family and friends from long ago, it was all my old cars gathered around me again. 23 SETS OF MEMORIES Each record had its own set of  memories attached. First was a 1991  Lotus Elan with a 2001 registratio-  date. I liked that car a lot. Yellow over  black, I bought it by accident at a Silver  Auction here in Portland, when I missed  out on a salvage-title 308 GT4. It ran  well, although I never did figure out  why there were six .22-caliber bullets  rattling around in the ashtray. I think  I paid around $14,000 and sold it for  about the same some months later, to  an SCMer in the South. He reported that once he replaced the four bent wheels the car was just dandy. I always  thought the steering wheel had a little  shimmy.  Then the clerk pulled up the 1964  Ferrari, our much-loved 330 America  2+2. One of only 50 built, I still think it's the best of all four-place Ferraris,  single piece of trim was on the car, and it didn't have a speck of rust. I drove the car on a couple of Alfa tours and had a terrific time. I hit a home run and sold it for $12,000, as I'd only spent $9,000 to buy it. I'd pay double that for the same car today. I wanted to prove to our Porsche market guru Jim Schrager that I could find my own 911, which led to the 1968 911L we deleted next. Silver with black leather, it had a persistent stumble, either from carburetion or ignition. Then, the chain tensioners collapsed at the end of the Northwest Classic Rally. I fixed them, but decided to send the car home to Germany, again to my friend in Saarbrucken. This one cost me around $6,500, and brought $8,000. I had no problem calling up memories of the 1963 Austin-Healey BJ7. Red with cream and painted wires, I bought it to drive to the 50th Anniversary Healey convention in Lake Tahoe a couple of years back. SCMer Doug Hartman and I joined a caravan from the The Sprint that got away. __ _ _— ' From LeFlufr to me  Pacific Northwest and had a glorious time on the 500-mile drive through the mountains. It was my first extended time behind the wheel of a Big Healey, and the combination of copious torque and overdrive made the hours at 70 mph a delight. I sold the car on eBay, to a retired judge from Las Vegas who came up with a friend and drove the car home. I think we paid around $14,500 for it and got $17,500, which means we more or  broke even after repairs. The list went on, including the 1960 Fiat Abarth 850 TC clone, a 900-cc Ducati Darmah, a few Honda dirt bikes, a couple of Jaguars, a Lotus Europa Twin Cam and Elan S2, some MGAs and Bs and a few more Alfas, mostly 105-series Duettos, 1600 with its clean, crisp 250 GTE lines and the 300-horsepower motor from my hands that had been previously purged from DMV records. the 330 GT. We paid $22,000 to pull it out of a barn in Montana, then  learned how staggeringly expensive it is to bring a somnambulant 12-  cylinder engine back to life. After spending another $25,000 doing the  brakes, front seats and a carb overhaul ("Wow, so much for so little,"  A 1959 Lotus Elite was next. I'd completely forgotten about this one,  white with a black leather interior, dual-carbureted, RHD, with wire  wheels. I bought it at one of "Fairly Honest" Bob LeFlufy's auctions in  GTVs and Berlinas. And that doesn't include the cars that passed through The last car the clerk pulled up was Kermit, my 1984 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet. It earned its nickname from its light metallic green over tan color scheme (think celery with peanut butter). I loved the sound it made, and my daughter Alexandra and her friends still talk about riding in the was the reaction of my more seasoned Ferrari friends), we sold it for back seat on winding country roads, their arms held high in the air as they around $35,000, to a Midwest SCMer. When the time is right, I'll own  another, but fully restored this time.  thrilled to the sound and the speed of this roller coaster from Maranello. I paid $34,500 for the car, and sold it for somewhere in the low twenties to a subscriber in California, who just consigned it to Fantasy Junction to be sold again. These cars are now purged from my DMV records, but not from my Vancouver, BC, and had it trucked home. I didn't get nearly enough seat memories. We have long maintained that old cars are just an excuse for time before it went to an SCMer in Saarbrucken, Germany. I think I paid people with gasoline in their blood to get together and have a good time. around $23,000 and sold it for about $28,000, which didn't even come The things we experience when we take our old cars out for a drive become close to evening out the Ferrari. shared memories, and help create the sorts of social bonds that define our My heart ached again when "1958 Alfa Coupe" popped up. A red, collector car culture. Here's to the many years, many cars, many trips, and 101-series, 1300-cc Sprint Veloce, I bought the car from a broker in San many new and old friends that lie ahead, as we continue to move through Francisco in 1989. It still wore its original paint, polished nearly through this SCM world full of cranky mechanical beasts and thoughtful, helpful in places, and its original interior, seams separated but not ripped. Every  enthusiasts.• 8  Sports Car Market


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The Inside Line Events v SCM and Cave Creek Classics invite you to join us in Paris for our fifth annual Retromobile Reception, at Cafe a le Jambon on February 11. RSVP: tad@sportscarmarket .com. ✓ St. Petersburg, FL, will host the second annual Festival of Speed on February 27 to benefit the Children's Dream Fund. Ferraris will be displayed in the ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in honor of the marque's 50 years in the U.S. 352.385.9450, www .festivalofspeed.com. (FL) ✓ Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection will be on view beginning March 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sixteen automobiles from Lauren's personal collection will be displayed, including a 1929 Blower Bentley and a 1955 Jaguar D-type. The museum has also organized several "Hoods Up" evenings to showcase the cars' engines throughout the exhibit's run. 617.542.4MFA, www .mfa.org. (MA) v Beginning March 11-13, The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will award a Best in Show award for sport and sports racing cars, the "Concours de Sport." This joins the "Concours d'Elegance" award as the show's two top honors, and reflects the show's focus on racing. 904.636.0027, www.ameliaconcours .org. (FL) v Classic Endurance Racing has announced its News  Upcoming FEBRUARY Festival of Speed—Feb. 27 festivalofspeed.com (FL) MARCH Coppa Milano-Sanremo-Mar. 11-13 Milano-sanremo.it (IT) Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance—Mar. 11-13 ameliaconcours.org (FL) Car Guy Tour—Mar. 20-30 carguytouncom (IT) APRIL Texas 1000 Bluebonnet Run— Apr. 10-15 vintagerallies.com (TX) 1938 Bugatti.from Ralph Lauren's personal collection. 2005 calendar, which includes Spa on April 16-17; Monza, July 9-10; Silverstone, August 13-14; and Nurburgring September 3-4. FIA car identity form is mandatory; contact the organizers for specific eligibility requirements. +33.1.42.49.73.40, ppeter@peter .fr, glemetayer@peter.fr . (FR) V A new event has been added to the Glenmoor Gathering. A spring tour open to everyone will be held May 15, similar to the tour conducted during the annual fall Gathering. Expect everything from a 1925 Packard to a 1993 Jaguar Xl(R to participate. 330.966.3600, www.glenmoorgathering.com. (OH) HERO Irish Tour and Trial— Apr. 18-23 hero.org.uk (IRE) California Mille—Apr. 24-28 californiamille.com (CA) MAY Glenmoor Gathering Spring Tour— May 15 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Mille Miglia — millemiglia.it (IT) JUNE Greenwich Concours d'EleganceJune 4-5 greenwichconcours.com (CT) Original British Car Day— June 26 chesapeakechaptenngtclub.com (MD) JULY • SCM/Fantasy  Junction team update: At the NASA 25 hours of Thunderhill, Ward Rose, Bruce Trenery, Maurice O'Reilly, and Jim Briody took the Acura to a third-place podium finish in the Enduro I class. ✓ Vic Edelbrock, Jr., has been selected as the fourth recipient of the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, which will be presented at the Hot Rod and Restoration Trade Show on March 10-12, is given to those who contribute to the evolution and prosperity of specialized automobiles. 323.930.2277, www .petersen.org. (CA) ✓ The  Carroll  Children's  Foundation  1886 Benz Patentwagen threewheeler Shelby has reopened membership in Team Cobra 2000, an exclusive group of Cobra enthusiasts who support the charity. For the first time since its inception in 2000, Team Cobra is expanding its membership; the first 300 to make a new pledge will become members. 310.914.1843, www.carrollshelby.com. (CA) V Two rare cars on loan from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center were delivered to The Royal Automobiles Museum in Amman, Jordan. The two vehicles are an 1886 Benz Patentwagen three-wheeler replica, and the 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111 experimental rotary-engined sports car. According to museum director Raja Gargour, the 1886 three-wheeler "will be used to teach visitors about the history of automotive engineering." +962.6.541.1392, www.royalautomuseum.jo. (JO) (Compiled and edited by Kristen Hall-Geisler Please send information about your events to insideline@sportscarmarket.com)• Goodwood Festival of Speed— July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) AUGUST HERO African Adventure— August 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) The Quail — Aug. 19 quaillodge.com (CA) SEPTEMBER Carolina Trophy—Sep. 6-10 carolinatrophy.com (NC) Forza Mille—Sep. 18-23 vintagerallies.com (ME) OCTOBER Mountain Mille—Oct. 16-21 vintagerallies.com (WV) May 19 22 - New England 1000—May 22-27 vintagerallies.com (ME) 10  Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block PREView  ✓ The Royal Palm Polo Grounds will host RM Auctions' Boca Raton Collector Car Auction, February 11-13. A 1967 Cobra, CSX3299, that has been in the same ownership since 1968 will be among the 400 cars on auction, as well as a 1962 Amphicar convertible. 800.211.4371, www .rmauctions.com. (FL) ✓ The highlight of Christie's Exceptional  Motorcars  Intetnationaler tioned at RM Auction's Vintage Motorcars at Amelia Island on March 12. Last year at this event, the high sale was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A, which sold for $852,500. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions .com. (FL) Potts Auction Company at Retromobile, February 12, will be a 1982 Porsche 956, chassis number 004, one of 10 works models built by the factory. 310.385.2699, www.christies.com . (FR) ✓ Grundy Worldwide will be a sponsor of the 2005 Atlantic City Classic Cars Event held by G. Potter King. The collector car insurance company will specifically be sponsoring "Hot Rod Sunday," a dedicated auction featuring such cars as a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1972 Chevy Nova SS. 800.227.3868, www.acclassiccars.com. (NJ) • H&H Classic Auctions will be running its Competition Vehicle Auction at Stoneleigh, U.K., concurrent with the International Historic Motorsport Show, February 25-26. Entries is holding its first Southeastern Classic and Collector Auction in Dalton, GA March 26. Sales from Potts' Frank Pierce Estate Auction in April 2004 included a RollsRoyce Phantom V at $67,000. 800.601.2888, www.pottsauction .com. (GA) s/ Beginning March 7, l'art et l'automobile will have its online automobilia auction available for viewing. More than 250 lots are expected before bidding closes April 6, including vintage European posters and vintage racing memorabilia. 631.329.8580, www.arteauto.com. (NY) Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@ sportscarmarket.com FEBRUARY 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - include a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona and a 1958 Cooper F2 race car that has been with its present owner for 44 years. The automobilia sale includes a collection of 3,000 kit models. +44.1925.730630, www.classicauctions.com. (UK) ✓ 350 cars are expected to cross the auction block over two days at McCormick's 38th Palm Springs Exotic Car Show and Auction, February 26-27. There will be an additional 150 cars on display Sunday, which is free to the public. 760.320.3290, www .classic-carauction.com. (CA) ✓ Some of the world's most important vehicles will be auc- 12  Florida — Feb. 11-13 RM — Boca Raton France — Feb. 12 CHRISTIE'S — Paris Washington — Feb. 12-13 SILVER — Puyallup France — Feb. 15 ARTCURIAL — Paris New Jersey — Feb. 23-27 KRUSE — Atlantic City England — Feb. 24 H&H — Warwickshire New Jersey — Feb. 24-27 G. POTTER KING — Atlantic City Oklahoma — Feb. 25-26 KRUSE — Oklahoma City England — Feb. 26 H&H — Warwickshire California — Feb. 26-27 MCCORMICK — Palm Springs England — Feb. 28 BONHAMS — London MARCH Oklahoma — Mar. 5-6 SANTIAGO — Tulsa Texas — Mar. 11-12 KRUSE — Fredericksburg Iffinois — Mar. 12 KRUSE — Chicago Florida — Mar. 12 RM — Amelia Island Florida — Mar. 18-19 KRUSE — Fort Myers Washington — Mar. 19 PETERSON — Ridgefield England — Mar. 21 CHRISTIE'S — London England — Mar. 21-22 BARONS — Surrey Washington — Mar. 26 SILVER — Spokane APRIL Florida — Apr. 1-Apr. 3 BARRETT-JACKSON — Palm Beach New York —Apr. 1-3 KRUSE — New York Florida — April 1-3 BARRETT-JACKSON — Palm Beach Oregon — Apr. 9-10 SILVER — Portland England —Apr. 12-13 H&H — Buxton Missouri — Apr. 15-17 BRANSON — Branson Ontario — Apr. 15-17 RM — Toronto England —Apr. 18 BONHAMS — London Michigan — Apr. 22-24 RM — Novi England — Apr. 24 BONHAMS — Staffordshire Indiana —Apr. 29-30 KRUSE — Auburn Missouri —Apr. 29-30 MECUM — Kansas City Massachusetts — Apr. 30 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Brookline MAY England — May 2-3 BARONS — Surrey Nevada — May 7-8 SILVER — Reno Washington — May 11 SILVER — Spokane Sports Car Market v The 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction Palm Beach will take place April 1-3, and includes a 1953 Buick Roadmaster that was the last car customized and driven by Hollywood eccentric Howard Hughes. There will also be an automobilia auction and live coverage on Speed Channel. 480.663.6255, www .barrett-jackson.com. (FL) (Compiled and edited by Kristen Hall-Geisler. Please send information about your events to insideline@sportscarmarket.com)* AL PEN-BERGPREI ROSSFELD-BERCHTESGADEN Sonntag, 9. Juni 1963 r- GT-WELT EUI1OPA-BEROMEIST.UISDIAFT" VERANSTAL T1 R ALNOIN01INO0B VON INUISO•L•NO V. ••C•4flSONDIO111 AUF0•40111,- CM • V. b=, Soma, a Iwo 110 GO I Vintage poster offered by 1 'art et l'automobile


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You Write We Read  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com LOVELY LAMBOS Dear SCM: As the owner of a Lamborghini 350 GT, I make it a point to watch their activity in the market. I just received your January issue, and in your Italian cars Price Guide your high value on the 350 GT is $100k. Just today, a 350 GT sold on eBay for $151,099.99 (item #4507883763). I realize that there aren't many recorded sales of these cars to determine their value, but here is proof of one recent sale.—Ned Gallaher, Arden, NC Ned, I've visited eBay to look at this car, and while there wasn't as much condition information as I would like, it did appear to be stunning in the (72 dpi) photos. We've seen prices well above Price Guide range for spectacular examples; let's hope the condition of this car supports its extraordinary price.—ED. Dear SCM: I am writing in response to Josh Mazers' letter in the January issue of SCM, concerning your article on the Countach that was sold by Christie's at Monterey for $39,950, and then appeared for sale from a dealer with an asking price of $88,500. While the 110 percent markup of the above mentioned car is interesting, what really takes the cake is the fact that the car has now been sold. The Heritage Classics Web site lists the car as sold, presumably at a price somewhere near that $88,500.— Marc Hunter, El Paso, 7X HUNDREDS OF HEALEYS Dear SCM: Just to add to the confusion on Austin-Healey 100s: I drove one for several years back in the '60s, only mine was a "1008." Yes, I stuffed a hi-po 289 in a nice red 100. It really should have been called a "100+", as my Morgan now is a +4.—John McNulty, West Winfield, NY Dear SCM: I own an Austin Healey "Hundred" too. I really don't mind what you refer to it as, as long as it is with respect. Donald Healey was able to conceive and build one of the most significant post-war sports cars with very little funds, in primitive conditions. If it 14 proper name for this model. Please cancel my subscription.-77m Flaherty, Alexandria, VA We appreciate your strong opinions, 7Im. We've been known to have them ourselves.—ED. HOW OLD CARS DRIVE Sold! weren't for his ability to convince Len Lord of Austin to build it, there would be no 100-6 or 3000 models that would enable us to retrospectively refer to the first Austin Healey Hundred as the 100-4, a name that instantly identifies it among our peers. I also like "XKE" (the Yankee version) as well as "Etype" (the factory version). Why can't we all just get along?—Kevin Brinkerhoff Traverse City, MI Dear SCM: God bless the purist. It's not an Austin-Healey 1004, it's a Hundred. Yet I saw that at Goodwood a 100S was competing. Does that mean it's pronounced "Hundreds"?— Victor Van Tress, Rocky Peak, CA Dear SCM: Purist-shmurist, you are right in your description of the Healey Hundred as the 100-4. Way back then, my friends who had the BN- 1 s always referred to them as "Healeys." When I bought my BN-2 100M, it was still a "Healey," "M," or if I was in a particular impressive mood, "LeMans," pronounced, naturalment, a la francais. I earned my SCCA racing license in that car by equalling the track record for E-Production at the old Vineland, NJ, track, Walt Hansgen, Chief Instructor. The very short gearing limited the car's top speed so it was eventually traded in for a 2+2 3000. Even then, I never heard the term Healey Hundred except in the sacrosanct pages of Road & Track. "Youse guys," as we say in New York City, are doing the right thing.—David Rivkin, Jamaica Estates, NY Dear SCM: I am insulted by your arrogance concerning Healey nomenclature, and your refusal to accept Healey Hundred as the Dear SCM: With regard to your comments in the January issue on driving old Corvettes (Shifting Gears), and the question, "How are old cars supposed to drive?" I think the answer is something like, all old cars drove pretty well when new. If the restorer gets everything really right, chassis-wise, your car will be a joy to drive. Of course, you'll have to adapt to steering, braking, and chassis behavior characteristics of the period, but even my 1928 Alfa Romeo Spider, with skinny tires, mechanical brakes, and "cart" springing, can safely go down the road with modern cars, at least up to around 70 mph. The non-synchro, four-speed transmission is a joy, once you've figured out how to make it work properly. All in all, driving such a car makes you pleased with yourself for having mastered it.--Martin Swig, San Rafael, CA WE GET SMACKED DOWN AND DESERVE IT Dear SCM: I understand evaluating cars is a tough job and there are always variances in values due to opinions of condition, etc. However, I must bring to your attention what I consider a potentially damaging report on page 62 of your February issue. First, your estimate of a '67 Corvette L88 convertible ($400,000$600,000) is about half price. In defense of your report, none of these have publicly changed hands, so I don't find great fault with your evaluation, and I don't think your readers will either. However, they will stand empty- handed if they try to buy per your value. This is sort of like telling them they can buy a no-stories Ferrari GTO for $5 million. It's just not going to happen. Regarding the 1965 Chevelle SS 396 Z-16, you also completely Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher KEITH MARTIN Managing Editor Production Manager Art Director Subscriptions Senior Copy Editor Copy Editors BENGT HALVORSON DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI BILL NEILL KATHY KARAPONDO Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON SCOTT FEATHERMAN Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors STEVE AHLGRIM CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KEITH DULY RAYMOND MILO STEVE SERI() LT. 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miss the mark with your value of $55,000-$85,000. We sold the car you pictured for $250,000 in May 2004. Also, there was a Z-16 at Kruse Auburn which was a nosale. The final bid was $190,000, and I know that was real money because I bid $185,000 and it was John Meyer from Missouri who bid the $190,000. The seller wanted $400,000. Recently a Z-16 body shell was for sale on eBay for the approximate value that your reporter suggests these cars to be worth. I also know of a Z-16 in Texas on which the owner just finished a four-year restoration, at an approximately $150k cost. Follow that up on the next page with your "Editors' Pick" of a 1969 Muscle Car r 1967 1970 1967 1965 1969 1969 1968-70 1969-70 1969 1963-64 1970 1970-71 1968-69 1957 1970 1968-70 Malt Chevrolet Chevrolet Chevrolet Chevrolet Chevrolet Ford Ford Ford Ford Ford Plymouth Plymouth Dodge Chrysler Dodge AMC Model Corvette 1-88 convertible Chevelle SS-454 LS-6 Camaro Z-28 Chevelle S5-396 Z-16 Corvette IL-1 Fairlane Torino 428 Cobra Jet Mustang Cobra Jet Mustang Boss 429 Torino Talladega Galaxie 427 Superbird Hemi Hemi 'Cuda Charger RhT 300C Challenger T/A AMX ZL-1 Corvette, which you value at $200,000-$250,000. I can give you a list of five names that will pay $1 million for a 1969 ZL-1 Corvette. Maybe the problem here is your reporter has a problem getting that far in the alphabet with Zs. My words may seem harsh, but from my view, as easily attainable as the information is, these erroneous values could have been corrected with research. -Dana Mecum, Marengo, IL Dana, we appreciate your quick and thoughtful response to our "SCM Editors' Picks" article on muscle cars. The muscle car market is moving with breathtaking speed, and we did our value research for the article some months ago. We have since talked As listed, February SCM Low  High $400,000 $55,000 $35,000 $55,000 5200,000 SI3,000 $25,000 $40,000 $25,000 $25,000 $70,000 $ 70,000 $48,000 $25,000 $35,000 $12,000 $650,000 S75,000 S60,000 $85,000 $250,000 $21,000 $40,000 $65,000 $35,000 $40,000 5120,000 5120,000 577,000 $34,000 $55,000 520,000 Mecum: I do not know of any '67 188 convertibles for sale. (The car in your photo is a coupe.) Coupes will bring $650k-lm, if you can find one. We will pay $1,000,000 tots legitimate convertible. Show me the car and I will show you the cash! Comer: Hord to estimate, no sales. M: The LS6 Chevelle was only produced in 1970, not 1971 or 1972. Your low price is accurate, but the high price moves to 5100k for great cars. Good cars will bring $70k-$110k depending on options (4-speed vs automatic, colors, etc.) A convertible L56 more than doubles the range. C: 1970 is they only year for 1Sb cars. M:$35,000 will buy an okay car. A good car is $45k-$60k. A great car is $80-$110k. C: Must be documented. M: I feel the 7-16 we sold at $250k is the high-water mark to date. Lots of buyers at $100k-$125k for fair cars, but good cars are $150k-$175k. Great cars are in the $200k-plus range. M: Only two ZL-ls ever built. The one you pictured is known to have no documentation and may be bogus. The other fully documented car is owned by Roger Judski, who has turned down $1,000,000 several times in recent Macs. C: Hord to determine with only one real au known to exist. Dana Mecum is the president of Mecum Auctions, www.mecumauction.com . Colin Comer is the owner of Colin's Classic Automobiles, www.colinsclassic.com . March 2005  15 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 with our sources within the market, asked for your and Colin Comer 's input, and have the results of our research below-ED. GOOFY BUT FAST SALE ENS Dear SCM: Recently while re-reading some 2003 issues, I noted an auction commentary that bordered on the offensive. Your reviewer commented on the "nosale" result of a Saleen Mustang. My complaint was the "goofy Saleen body add-ons" comment. Yes, Saleens are outfitted for the visually impaired, but along with the body add-ons, one could opt for the 351-ci, Vortech-supercharged engine, six-speed transmission, 13-inch Alcon brakes, 295/35-18 SCM's update Low  5400,000 560,000 535,000 S150,000 S250,000 $19,000 $28,000 $90,000 525,000 535,000 5155,000 5120,000 $85,000 S55,000 S35,000 515,000 6 7 High 5650,000 S80,000 560,000 5225,000 5300,000 S34,000 S45,000 S200,000 545,000 565,000 5180,000 5500,000 51 20,000 585,000 S50,000 $35,000 From Dana Mecum Low  950,000 $70,000 S45,000 $120,000 $25,000 575,000 535,000 $35,000 $175,000 $125,000 $35,000 $50,000 $15,000 tires, convertible with speedster tonneau, 10-inch-wide rear wheels, and a leather Recaro interior, as well as a few other tasteful options. In August 1998, Sports Car International pronounced the Saleen S351 as besting the Corvette and Viper in acceleration, braking and general handling. In brief, I'll take whatever "goofy add-on" Saleen would like to throw at me! May I add that for those who doubt the performance worthiness of a Saleen, my 1998 convertible does a 12.4-second quartermile (mostly hampered by some very close-ratio gears in first and second, and a slow Borg-Warner transmission), and has a top speed of 174 mph. Saleen was quoted as saying that his target car in building High 51,500,000 S110,000 5100,000 $275,000 51,000,000 545,000 575,000 5200,000 550,000 575,000 5400,000 5500,000 $125,000 S100,000 540,000 M: '69 Ford Torino 428 Cobra Jet is not a real hot car M: '68-70 Mustang Cobra Jet. This is on open category because there are lots of motor options. The '68 really doesn't fit with the '69 and 70. Big spread here. C: 1969-70 only ; 19685 CJ cars: 545,000- 565,000. M: Boss 9's have been north of $50k for 10 years or more. Very picky ear-a smog pump can be thousands, even battery caps are large, large money. There is a lot of consistency in the $125k range. M: '69 Talladega. Rare, rare piece but has not really shown great popularity. M: Wain 427: Most will trade in your range, but a really great car could do $60k-$75k M: Superbird Hen: Very strong cars with phenomenal growth in the last 12 to 24 months M: Big difference in value based on year and options. '70s: $125k-$300k; 71s: $175k-$500k 12 C: 1971 Hemi 'Coda Coupes: $350,000-$600,000 M: Charger T. Lots of difference here based on options. Values exduding Hemis: $35k-$125k. M: Don't know on these Chryslers. M: Challenger TM: your price needs a bump M: AMX. Options and colors are a factor. From Colin Comer Low  $400,000 S55,000 $35,000 555,000 5200,000 520,000 $25,000 $40,000 $25,000 $25,000 $70,000 $70,000 $48,000 525,000 535,000 $12,000 High S1,200,000 S100,000 590,000 5250,000 $1,000,000 S30,000 565,000 5250,000 540,000 545,000 S375,000 S600,000 5150,000 555,000 S75,000 530,000 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16


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Best  Mercedes-Benz  Morgan West  Morris & Welford  Passport Transport  Petersen Auction Group  Potts Auction  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo  RPM Auto Books  Silver Auctions  Spencer Restorations  Spyder Enterprises  93 87 21 85 57 13 109 95 5 111 113 47 48 91 83 67 93 59 65 23,25 72 73 39 106 109 111 111 2 53 9 116 43 112 71 41 45 107 29 81 17 Palm Springs Auctions, Inc.  55 Parish Heacock  81 51 113 79 115 11 69 18 33 109 105 109 113 Steve Austin's Automobilia  111 Steve Austin's Great Vacations .91 Surrey Motorsports  Symbolic Motors Cars  The Carolina Trophy  84 3 75 Vantaaj Restoration & Repair ..61 Vintage Motors of Sarasota  89 Vintage Rallies  Woodside Credit  World Travel  Zymol  112 63 16  77 7 the S351 was the Ferrari F355. He has been quoted numerous times claiming that he feels like he completely surpassed the performance envelope of the F355. Now, I do not fool myself into thinking that the S351 is a better car than the F355, but it will hold its own in exclusivity. Saleen built roughly 100 cars over five years, and frankly, I get a lot more thumbs-up in my Saleen than in my Ferrari.—Dan Cundiff; Naples, FL A SWARM OF METEORS Dear SCM: I read with interest your report on the Mormon Meteor Duesenberg SJ Speedster and its sale at the Monterey event. The article seemed to imply that this was the only one Ab Jenkins created and raced at Bonneville. I looked closely at the photos and thought that it wasn't quite like the one I knew. favorite magazine. The first offense was the "American Profile" on the Hummer HI , September 2004. Maybe it's just me, but the gasgobbling, freewayplugging, steel box called the Hummer is the ultimate symbol of tasteless excess in America, not to mention the fact that it's about the furthest you can get from the definition of "sports car." But then came the last issue When I was a kid in Salt Lake City, a visit to the Utah State Capital Building was not complete without stopping to look at Ab Jenkin's Mormon Meteor Duesenberg that was on display there. But I seem to recall that car had a large vertical fin that ran back from the cockpit. A quick call to a friend in Salt Lake, Bob Springmeyer, who has excellent research contacts, revealed that there were Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III versions. The car that was on display has since returned to Ab Jenkins's son Marvin, who keeps the car in St. George, UT. It seems that the Mk II was cannibalized for parts for the Mk III and no longer exists. The Mk III also set many more speed records than the Mk I. So the car that sold for $4.5 million in Monterey was the Mk I, and the Mk III is still alive and running around in Utah. I can only imagine what the Mk III would be worth today.—Dennis Thalmann, Monnaz, Switzerland PACERS, HUMMERS AND OTHER SPORTS CARS Dear SCM: At the beginning of every month, I wait impatiently for the next issue of Sports Car Market to arrive. Like most readers, I enjoy the cynical shots, snobbery and good-natured heckling that define the attitude of this publication. It is in the spirit of this tradition that I write this letter for, alas, I have been deeply offended not once but twice in the last few months by articles that you have published in my of SCM, when I turned to one of my favorite columns, "Affordable Classics." I was stunned by the picture that lay before me of an AMC Pacer, one of the most pathetic automobiles that man has ever conceived and produced in mass numbers. Blasphemy! So let's get some things straightened out here. First of all, an AMC Pacer is not a sports car and anyone crazy enough to drive one of these things over 100 mph should have their head examined. Have you ever taken a close look at the build quality of these cars? And an AMC Pacer should not be considered a classic, unless of course you are referring to the vehicle as a "classic" example of bad taste and design in the '70s. What's next? a Matador? Yugo? Pinto? Perhaps you could rename the column "Undesirable Classics," "Destroyable Classics," or "Embarrassing Classics." Sounds like you guys need some help, so being on the low end of the SCM food chain, let me offer some suggestions which just so happen to be on my affordable classics wish list. First of all, I already own a very nice Porsche 911SC that I purchased for just over $7,000. (Yeah, it cost me a couple bones to fix it up, but it was still a great deal.) I also just recently purchased a 1981 BMW 320i for $180. The motor is toast but the rest of the car is great. The SCM Pacer Pacer. I hope this helps, and thanks for an otherwise great publication.—Tom Molter, Spokane, WA Tom, I can only say that when 1 owned my metallic green Pacer, driving it above 100 mph, or even above 80, never occurred to me. —ED. HOW MANY FIORANOS ARE THERE? Dear SCM: We are somewhat confused about the SCM Price Guide. Under Ferrari F355 Fiorano, you show 225 manufactured. We have Fiorano number 99 of 100 made. It is one of five six-speed manuals manufactured, and as we understand it, the last Fiorano distributed to North America. Is the dash plaque on "Little Red" in error, and if so can you give us the name of a great litigation lawyer? You also show Fiorano prices as lower than everyday F355s, and yet Ferrari dealers seem to charge a premium for the rare Fiorano that does come within their grasp. Are you wrong on both counts? Confused as we are, we still love your magazine. It gets read and then read again. We are fortunate to possess "Little Red" along with a new SL65 ("Beautiful Beast") and our old but fabulous Porsche 951 (944 Turbo, "Clem"). All great vehicles to enjoy life with.—Neil Dowdell and Dr: Jacqueline Ford-Garnett, Ancaster, ON, Canada In addition to these affordable classics, I would also like to read about some of the following cars: Volvo P1800, VW Type 34 Karmann Ghia, 1970 Pontiac Firebird, Alfa Romeo Spider, and my personal favorite, the Datsun 2000 roadster. And by the way, a Ferrari 328 is not an affordable classic. Although I'm sure many of these cars have already made the "Affordable Classics" column in the past, I would prefer a re-do article on a desirable automobile as opposed to an article on an AMC Our 2005 Price Guide has been updated to reflect just such numbers. There were 100 made, and the price range—$80,0008115,000—is indeed higher across the board than any other incarnation of the F355.—ED. ERRATA In the January 2005 issue, Hershey auction report, page 77, lot #458, the car pictured is a 1960 Porsche 356B roadster and the price, $72,600, is market correct. Thanks to Orr Potebnya, of Olympia, WA, for being the first of many to point this out.• Sports Car Market


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AMERICA by MIMI The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 1960 Fiat 2100 from Ohio to Oregon Chapter 10: Winter Winds In South Dakota I have it parked in the spot normally occupied by my son's Land Rover Discovery, so a few more drip marks really won't be noticed Leg 5: Byron, MN, to Sioux Falls, SD Driver: Charlie Gaetze Distance covered: 235 miles Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes Reason for stopping: just a mild case of T.A. Reported problems: none Running tab: $3,157.68 (unchanged from last month) Miles since last month: 275 (2,539 total) Cost per mile: $1.24 ast month we told you about Charlie Gaetze, our latest volunteer driver, who picked up the blue 1960 FIAT 2100 sedan in Minnesota on a cold December day. Here is Gaetze's report on his drive home to South Dakota: CG: "My wife took it as an inauspicious omen L that when we arrived to pick up the FIAT, it was parked by itself in the middle of the country lane about a quarter-mile from Mike Griese's house. "It turned out that the car had just run out of gas, and Mike was back within a couple of minutes with a can. We soon had it running again, so we took the car back to Mike's barn, went over the FIAT's peculiarities, and then I set off to the nearest gas station. "The drive west to South Dakota was a true challenge for both car and driver, as winds were coming from the Northwest at a steady 40-45 mph, with some gusts up to 65, according to the weatherman. But the FIAT soldiered on and was able to do 65-70 mph into the wind. "The heater is strong, so the car was downright hot inside. With a car this old I was reluctant to turn the heat down too much and face the possibility of having no heat on a very cold night. I stopped after about 200 miles in Worthington, MN, to fill up. It took 11 gallons of gas and one quart of oil. "Now that I've had the car for a bit, I see that it still drips oil. But I have it parked in the spot normally occupied by my son's Land Rover Discovery, so a few more drip marks really won't make a difference. The car starts and runs well and only the tired front seat springs are the distance-limiting factor, as you need to stop every 200 miles for driver relief." A year and 12 issues have passed since we first reported on the SCM FIAT, in April 2004. Gaetze was one of the first SCMers to express interest in piloting the FIAT after we hatched our plan at last year's BarrettJackson to have subscribers drive the car cross-country. At press time, just two weeks before the 2005 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, we're happy to write that just as he promised last month, Gaetze will be attempting to drive the FIAT to Arizona on Jan. 22. Armed with only a cell phone, AAA card, and a trunk full of oil, Gaetze and a friend have allotted three full days to make the 1,635-mile drive. Gaetze tells us that shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union his co-driver successfully completed a road trip across Siberia behind the wheel of a Lada, so we're figuring the pair has as good a shot as anyone at successfully completing the trip. We'll have a full report from Scottsdale in next month's America By FIAT update, but in the meantime, feel free to e-mail us at fiat@sportscarmarket.com if you're interested in helping us pilot the FIAT across the Arizona desert and up the Pacific Coast Highway to Oregon.• 20  Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas A Replacement Odo Creates Ferrari Heartburn The dealership said they found a problem in the service history of the 348 he traded in against his new 360, and now they want more money 0 ur saga this month concerns a subscriber who recently traded in his near-mint condition 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider on a 4,000-mile, 2000 Ferrari 360 Modena coupe. He used the $71,000 trade-in value towards the $134,000 selling price. When he brought the 348 in to be evaluated for the trade-in, he provided the dealer all the warranty information, service records, and all other appropriate documents (service books, manuals, etc.). Additionally, he completed a tradein questionnaire about the car that asked, to the best of his knowledge, "Has the odometer ever been tampered with, rolled back or disconnected?" He replied, "no." person's representation, even when he has information that should allow him to know that the representation is inaccurate? The answer is usually no, but this may vary from state to state. 348 Spider, mileage unknown? About two weeks later, he picked up the 360 and drove it home. Four days after that, he got "the call." The salesperson at the dealership told him they found a problem in the service history of his 348. The speedometer had been replaced back when the car had about 3,000 miles on it (a problem these cars were prone to developing) and because of this, the dealer now had to list the car as a "total mileage unknown" vehicle (TMU). The dealer claimed that our reader was responsible for their loss because of his statement about the odometer on the trade-in questionnaire. Our reader explained that the odometer replacement was done by his "hometown" dealer, a licensed Ferrari dealer, and in accordance with factory specifications. This dealer certified that the mileage was correct and the paperwork showed that. tect John Q. Public, here the buyer is a Ferrari dealer—who may very well not be afforded those same protections. Consequently, the ordinary rule that no warranty is given when a used car is sold (a trade-in is a sale) may well apply here, and make the odometer the dealer's problem. But our guy did make a statement about the 348's odometer, which the law calls a "representation." He can be held liable if it's untrue. He offered to give the selling dealer the old odometer to prove the mileage, and further said he would return the 360 and take the 348 back if there was still a problem. But the dealer didn't want to do that, and has now informed him that they want more money, somewhere in the $5,000-$10,000 range. What to do? CONSUMER PROTECTION CUTS BOTH WAYS Of course, my first recommendation is to get an attorney. Odds are, our reader can get out of this without paying anything more to the dealer, but this outcome will be more likely if he has legal representation to call what is likely the dealer's bluff. But the situation is not clear cut. Consumer protection law has come a long way from the old days of caveat emptor, or buyer beware. While these statutes usually pro- The odometer question was framed from the standpoint of "to the best of your knowledge." That would be enough to get the reader off the hook if he didn't really know about the problem. Since he did know about the odometer replacement, he could argue that he simply didn't appreciate that it was a problem. After all, it was serviced and certified by a dealer. But that might not be enough to save him, as the question didn't ask about things that he thought made a difference. Since the representation was made to a dealer, a professional who is assumed to have a high level of skill and experience, a court may not give any broader meaning to the statements about the odometer than their precise language. LOOK OUT FOR YOURSELF Even if our reader is found to have misrepresented the status of the odometer, there is another legal angle here that can help him avoid liability. That is, the buyer (in this case, the dealer) can't win unless it is reasonable for him to rely on what the seller said about the car. Since he gave the dealer the very service records that disclosed the problem with the odometer, and we can assume that the dealer had the opportunity to review them before closing the deal, it is reasonable to assume the dealer should have known about the repair. The legal question is, can a person rely on another Even if the dealer were to be found in the right, what is his recourse? Ordinarily, the remedy for a misrepresentation is rescission; that is, to undo the deal. Since our reader has offered to do that and the dealer refused, that may be enough to let our guy off the hook altogether. And regardless of any of this business about misrepresentation, I wouldn't be so inclined to accept the proposition that the odometer repair requires the dealer to represent the car as TMU in the first place. Clearly, the dealer will have to disclose the odometer replacement and provide the documentation, but that will verify the actual mileage, which then won't be unknown. AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION While our reader seems to be legally safe here, as I have written many times, you can quickly become a loser if you have to pay legal fees to defend yourself in court. If he had it all to do over again, he might have disclosed the odometer replacement on the trade-in questionnaire to avoid any misunderstandings. Since he already gave the dealer the service records, he wouldn't have been letting the cat out of the bag and it would have eliminated the potential for any legal claim down the road. I wouldn't say that our reader was required to do that, as he did answer the question in a technically correct way, and he did provide the service records. But in every sale, we all have to balance how much we are going to voluntarily disclose to avoid potential claims against the likelihood of killing the deal. Our reader certainly didn't have to do the buyer's job for him, but the more that is disclosed about the car, the better protected you are. Only the seller can balance that against the risk to the deal. Just be prepared for the consequences if it turns out that the buyer later decides that he should have disclosed more, and files suit. John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. If you have been involved in a legal situation that you think might make a good topic, please e-mail legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com.• 24  Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts On the Bubble at Le Mans The Abarth community was flabbergasted. $72,000 was more than twice what any Double Bubble ever sold for before by Paul Duchene it around "and maybe take in a rally or two" before the July 23 sale in France. And of course there was the usual reason for selling a collector car: he'd found another. "We'd found a 1961 Fiat Abarth 1000 GT factory race car. It's the round-tail with the twincam engine, and it was on the pole at the Nurburgring 500-km race in 1961 with Mahle—the guy who made pistons for Porsche—behind the wheel (he finished fifth). At the end of the season it was sold to John Norwood and came to the U.S. Then Paul Richards raced it at Nassau and Sebring in 1962. We think there's more history; it had one or two more races in Europe and a lot more in the U.S.," said the avuncular Phillips with the feverish enthusiasm of having found a new love. P ortland, OR, racer Rob Phillips was upside-down twice in two years in his 1959 Fiat Abarth "Double Bubble" 750 GT. The first time was in turn 3A at Seattle International Raceway after the left rear axle broke. The second time was when he went to sell it on eBay last winter. Allowing for two substantial restoration bills and his purchase price, Phillips reckons he had $52k in the handsome aluminum coupe with Ferrari Red paint. The best offer he could get on eBay was $26,600, "and nobody came to look and see the quality," he added. His reserve was $28,000. What to do? Phillips and his partner and racCleve Collmsworth ing buddy Georganne Sahaida, who runs a '67 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC replica, came up with a bold solution. They'd sell the car in Europe. "We decided to take it to Christie's Le Mans Classic auction. The Euro was strong, we had friends who could look after it, and we'd been to the auction two years before, so we knew it was a good event. People with money and interest in our car would be there." Phillips' idea looked even better by late spring, as the dollar continued to dwindle against the Euro, sinking below $1.30. He calculated that he could attend Florida's Amelia Island Concours in March and ship the car from Jacksonville afterwards, arriving in time to drive That's the enthusiasm Phillips brought to the 750 GT project when he started in 1996. "I decided I wanted a Double Bubble and went to Pebble Beach with an 'Abarth Wanted' business card. I gave it out to everybody, and a guy with a Record Monza had this car in Reno he'd been planning to restore. I flew down and bought it for $6,000. It was about a number 4 condition. It didn't run; it had an 850 engine; and it was missing some of the trim." Phillips delivered the car to restorer Eric Winter in Salem, Oregon, who spent more than two years in a painstaking rebuild, even creating Zagato bucket seats from flat Fiat 600 ones. The car was finished after midnight the night before the 1999 Portland Historic Races, but Phillips drove it to the track and raced it before the paint was even dry. This gained him the Pete Lovely Spirit of Vintage Racing Award. In subsequent years, Phillips raced it in Vancouver, BC, Seattle (where it went shiny-side down), ran it in the Maryhill Hillclimb twice, and brought it on the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally. He also showed it at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, perhaps the premier Italian car show in the U.S. Sports Car Market


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Christie's auction catalogue lists the following details: "It received a rebuilt 965-cc engine by PBS (a noted American Fiat engine builder), suspension, brakes, steering, and clutch. Rebuilt original auxiliary radiator. New windshield, glass quarter windows, Plexiglas driver and passenger roll-up windows. Correct headliner and carpet, removable roll bar, new remote oil cooler and filter, electric fuel pump and two-piece Abarth sump, Zagato racing seats, seven-vent Abarth 12-inch wheels with correct hubcaps. The body was stripped to bare metal and all electrolysis was removed, allowing for perfect seam and no orange peel. Restoration receipts with photographs that come with the car total over $36,000." "Some cars benefit greatly by the environment in which they are sold. The costs for shipping can be pretty fair and as with Rob's Editor Martin, who drove this car, commented in the catalogue: "The fit and finish of this Double Bubble are far beyond anything that left the factory and overall this is one of the most attractive examples I have ever seen." But as any collector knows, what you've got in it doesn't mean you'll get that much back. Phillips and Sahaida spent $1,900 to ship the 750GT to Amelia Island for the concours. It didn't win a trophy, but the car was then on the East Coast. He arranged for the shipper to store the car for two weeks for $400 and then deliver it to the dock. Phillips elected to have "roll-on, roll-off' shipping, which cost $1,500—about $500 less than a container. "People told me things would be stolen but I had no trouble," he said. "I'd do it again. All you need to do is make sure the car is drivable so the longshoremen can move it." In Amsterdam, a Dutch friend collected it from the dock and paid the $500 value-added tax (VAT) for the car to be imported. "They base it on value and I had the $6,000 bill of sale from when I bought it," he said, which saved the new buyer paying tax on whatever price it would bring at the auction. Phillips and Sahaida flew in to drive the car 600 miles from Amsterdam to the auction. Once at Le Mans, Phillips and Sahaida detailed the car and scoped out the auction house, which is right beside the track. Cars aren't driven onto the block, as in America. Television screens show pictures when the bidding begins, with prices noted in three currencies. Phillips was Abarth, the upside can be pretty exciting." —Christopher Sanger, Christie's ready to talk to buyers, but Christie's prefers to represent the cars themselves and Phillips noted the representatives were all well informed. Christie's put his car in a good spot—right where buyers walked in. Christie's official Christopher Sanger had seen it at Amelia Island "so he knew it was good and he placed it in the middle of the auction right after a million-dollar Bentley," said Phillips. Sanger commented, "Rob's car was in terrific condition, correctly restored and ready to go. He was committed to the sale and had worked with us in establishing a realistic reserve. Finally, our Le Mans sale featured some incredible cars that brought huge money at an unbeatable location with strong attendance. Some cars benefit greatly by the environment in which they are sold. While the costs for shipping can be pretty fair, as with Rob's Abarth, the upside can be pretty exciting." before," he said. "I was in it $32,000 before I rolled it, then another $20,000 after that. So I probably broke even, which in collector car investment terms is about as good as it gets." There are a couple of lessons here. First of all, quality sells. This car was immaculate, and even if not completely mechanically correct, it had enormous eyeball appeal, a critical factor in many diminutive cars where the powerplants don't represent a key ingredient in determining value. The pre-sale estimate on Phillips' car put it at $30k-$36k, but two bidders battled it out and when bidding stopped it had sold to a Hong Kong collector for about $72k. The buyer paid a 17% premium and Phillips paid 10%, resulting in a net to him of around $55,000. A lot better than the $28,000 he would have taken on eBay. Phillips and Sahaida were stunned at the price. "When I spoke to the Abarth community, people were flabbergasted. That's more than twice what any Double Bubble ever sold for Second, Phillips took the car to its natural home. In the U.S., with race tracks that generally have long straightaways, small-bore cars like the Double Bubble essentially become moving chicanes that provide mobile amusement for front runners as they are passed and repassed. Further, the vast distances between U.S. vintage events means that driving a tiny-engined car becomes an exercise in top gear, redline-watching tedium. In Europe, the cities are closer together and the circuits more Abarth-friendly. (Although the buyer lives in Hong Kong, chances are the car will stay in Europe. Even if the car returns home with its new owner, it would be well suited to driving there.) So by prepping the car to the max, and putting it in front of the correct audience, you might say that Phillips was really on the bubble with this Zagato.• March 2005 27


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SCM Picks 2004 Glenmoor Gathering 4,000 people flocked to northeastern Ohio, 200 stunning beauties were on display, and SCMers went home with many of the awards by Bengt Halvorson E xactly 200 entries were on display at the 10th annual Glenmoor Gathering, held September 19, 2004 at the historic Glenmoor Country Club near Canton, OH. "Attendance was the largest in event history, approximately 4,000 people," said David W. Schultz, executive director of the event. This year's featured theme was the Classic Lincoln Motorcar. Earning the top award in the Lincoln class was a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Cabriolet prototype. Top show honors went to a 1937 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet. A 1934 LaSalle coupe owned by GM chairman and long-time SCMer Bob Lutz was one of the highlights of the Classic Streamliners class, for which GM's Heritage Collection supplied its legendary 1938 Buick Y Job and 1951 Le Sabre. SCMers took several Best of Show awards. The Chairman's Award went to DeWayne Ashmead of Fruit Heights, UT, for his 1932 Auburn Speedster. The Most Elegant Car award was presented to Charles Mong of Indianapolis for his 1934 Mercedes-Benz 290D Mannheim sedan. Bill Warner of Jacksonville, FL, won the Dave Hold Award for Most Distinctive Design for his 1934 Ford Model 40 Special Roadster, and James Cousens of Clarkston, MI, received the Director's Award for his 1929 Franklin 137 Airman roadster, formerly owned by Amelia Earhart. The show field at Glenmoor Class Awards of Distinction were also given to several SCMers: Fred Starr of Chagrin Falls, OH, for his 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D; William Harris of Rocky River, OH, for his 1961 Jaguar E-type roadster; and William Bartels of Canfield, OH, for his 1965 Shelby AC Cobra roadster. Glenrnoor is more than just an event for car guys. The weekend activities include a countryside tour, artists' reception, and gala dinner plus a first-ever drive-in movie. All proceeds from the event itself go to local charities. This year's Gathering will be held September 16-18 and will include a CCCA Grand Classic golf tournament. For more information, go to www .glenmoorgathering.com.• 1938 Buick Y Job 28  Spans Cat Market


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0)2004 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. A DaimlerChrysler Company, Brand Event Marketing. If You Don't Put It in Your Garage, It Might Wind Up in a Museum. The vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles offered for sale by the Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, are among the finest you'll find anywhere. They range from lovingly maintained daily drivers to frame-off restorations done by factory-trained craftsmen using authentic build sheets and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. And while it's true that many of these cars are worthy of being displayed in museums, they'd be much happier if they found new homes in the garages of individual enthusiasts. We have a hunch you feel the same way. To review the superb vehicles currently available, and to find out how you can purchase one, please call us at 866-MBCLASSIC (622-5277). Passion. Unlike any other.


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Ferrari Profile 1958 250 GT California Spyder LWB If Sirus paid a typical 1970 price, he probably paid under $10k for the car— and his selling price in January 1988 was $375,000. But it gets even better by John Apen DETAILS Years produced: 1957-1960 Number produced: 49 (plus one prototype) Original list price: $12,000 SCM Price Guide: $1.1m - $1.4m Tune-up/major service: $1,500-$3,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: left frame member by steering box Engine #: right rear motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site www.ferraridubofamerico.com . Alternatives: 1956-1959 Ferrari TdF, 1960-1963 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1953-1955 Jaguar D-type SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Lot #35; S/N 1217 Condition: 3+ Sold at $1,052,500 Christie's; Monterey, CA; 8/8/2004 SCM ID# 34905 Chassis number: 0965 Engine number: 0965 nitially conceived as a gran turisimo, Ferrari's 250 soon diverged into two paths, the GT coupes and cabriolets and the lightweight competition berlinettas. The berlinettas designed by Pininfarina and built in small numbers by Scaglietti were the ultimate dual-purpose cars, competitive at Le Mans but often driven to races. Nowhere were the 250 berlinettas more at home than on the Tour de France, the legendary marathon where performance, reliability and adaptability made the marque a consistent winner. I Ferrari's two U.S. distributors, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, recognized the market for a lightweight GT convertible and the California Spyder emerged. The first cars were open versions of the Tour de France berlinetta, with subtle detail changes introduced by the talented Scaglietti, whose experience building Ferrari competition cars made him ideal to produce a lightweight GT. This 1958 Spyder is the ninth of 50 long-wheelbase cars built. A steelbodied, covered-headlight California, it was delivered through John von Neumann's California dealership. Its early owners are unknown, but in 1970, it entered the long-term ownership of George Sirus and was mentioned in George Carrick's definitive book The Spyder California, in 1976. It again found a long-term home in 1988 when it was sold to Michael Ferry at a Monaco auction. It was acquired by the present owner in 2002. 30  Since then the car has had a complete cosmetic restoration by Carrosserie Binggeli in Switzerland, while the engine, electrical system and drivetrain have been overhauled by the owner's staff of experienced, full time mechanics. It is in pristine condition throughout. Liveried in its original, as-delivered, red with black leather interior, 0965GT is a complete, intact, no- 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Lot #117; S/N 29021 Condition: 2- Sold at $1,217,500 Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; 8/18/2002 SCM ID# 29021 stories car with correctly numbered engine, gearbox and rear axle. The ratio of its rear axle is 4.57:1 for startling acceleration. This Ferrari has been sympathetically maintained throughout its life by long-term owners who have appreciated its style, performance, and rarity. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,252,220 at Bonhams'Gstaad, Switzerland, sale, held on December 18, 2004. When new, Cal Spyders were a "cheap" model, selling for about $2,000, or 17 percent less than a PF Cabriolet (which now sells for about half the price of a Cal(ornia). Early Californias had spartan interiors, with black crackle-painted aluminum dashes, vinyl seats and rubber floor mats. No armrests or visors were ever fitted to an LWB. Sports Car Marker


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To save weight and cost, the fabric top was neither lined nor padded. It completely disappears under the rear deck, and can be raised and lowered with ease, as long as you have two people to do the job. With a rudimentary heater and windup side windows, the California provided the essentials for comfortable touring, while dispensing with unnecessary luxury touches. With the 4.57 rear-end ratio (the lowest available), top speed was limited to 126 mph, but acceleration was awesome—the perfect setup for speed-limited U.S. roads. But the tractable, high-revving, hightorque V12 still provides a great around-town driving experience. Indeed, Bob Grossman, successful car dealer and amateur racer, drove his first California in SCCA events all over the East Coast. While he trailered his racing Alfa, he always drove his California to the track—usually driving it home again with trophies in the trunk. Although not campaigned extensively, like the TdF berlinettas it was based on, the Cal Spyder had a significant competition career Californias ran successfully at tracks like Lime Rock, Malboro, Bridgehampton, and Cumberland. Grossman won the SCCA championship in C production in 1959 with his LWB. (1111111111111111111111111111111IIMM MI11111111711111111111111111111911/1/1/ in the last decade for a steel-bodied LWB California. Nothing is known of S/N 0965's early owners, but in 1970, this LWB Cal Spyder was bought by a George Sirus in Los Angeles, who kept it for 18 years. If Sirus paid a typical 1970 market price, he probably paid under $10k for the car—and his selling price in January 1988 was $375,000. But it gets even better The car almost immediately appeared in dealer ads from Fantasy Junction in Berkeley, CA, with a firm price of $575,000. These ads stated: "Never any rust or damage, 70,000 miles, with new, metal-up red paint, excellent black leather possibly original." This may indicate when the color was first changed from its original grey or silver as shown in an early photo in Carrick's book. For international competition, nine aluminumbodied LWBs were built, with cold air boxes, higher lift cams, and full belly pans. Raced at Le Mans and Sebring, they did well in the GT class. A fifth place overall at Le Mans by Grossman and Fernand Tavano in 1959 was the Cal Spyder's best finish, but an LWB driven by Richie Ginther and Howard Hively won its class and finished ninth overall in the 1959 Sebring race. At least one alloy LWB was still being run competitively as late as 1963. So the LWB California has great performance and ties to competition history. Aesthetically, the covered headlight version has always drawn superlatives. In the first 1959 magazine test it was described as "having the most beautifid body this side of the Riviera." Gerald Roush, historian, keeper of Ferrari records, and publisher of the Ferrari Market Letter, said in August 1979, "The LWB has certainly been one of the best appreciating Ferraris over the past three years." It's no wonder then, that the example here has seen such a cycle of appreciation over the years, making money for several owners and culminating in the Gstaad sale, which is believed to be the highest price paid at auction Match 2005  S/N 0965 was then sold to a prominent California collector/vintage racer who may have been the biggest beneficiary of the crazy, late-'80s run-up in prices. Within six months or so the car was sold at the October 1988 Orion Monte Carlo auction. The European that bought it paid $965,700. Throughout the early '90s, the car appeared in ads, one of which offered it for the "best offer over $2.1 million." The next known sale was in 2002 to the Gstaad seller If we figure that market price in 2002 was in the mid six-figures, we can assume that he came out ahead here, even factoring in the cosmetic restoration. Probably only that 1988 buyer lost money on the car—not a bad run for over three decades. The moral of the story is that, just like in the stock market, good timing is everything, even with "blue chip" investments. So where does that leave today's buyer who just spent $1.25 million? No one knows for sure, but based on past appreciation history and the inherent attributes of the model, it could be a reasonable investment. The car pictured here was an ideal example, documented, numbersmatching, with no stories. According to SCM's man at the auction, Richard Hudson-Evans, it sported a high-quality restoration. And of course, it's now eligible for every vintage retrospective event on the planet. Combine its relative rarity with this interesting blend offeatures, and it's undoubtedly a great car A great investment at the current time? I say a good investment, at least, and we'll let time tell us the rest of the story. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 31


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Deferred Maintenance, Deal Killers and Diminishing Returns The repair list kicked the maintenance bill to $21,000, making our F40 seem like the Ferrari equivalent of a beater Camaro • rilloww 6; 91111.111.* ` The only thing under the hood more ferocious than the twin-turbo V8 is the maintenance bill. O 32  ften when someone decides to part with a prized Ferrari, it may not have been started or driven for months or years. Just as likely, chances are the new owner, excited by his new toy, wants to begin driving "now," and as often as he can. And that's where the problems can start. A VISIT FROM FATHER TIME Anyone buying a $4,500 1992 Chevy Camaro expects a worn suspension, flaccid shocks, minor engine leaks, a clunking differential, and a/c overdue for a recharge. The buyer gets basic transportation and accepts the shortcomings. Ferraris also age. Someone buying a 1992 F40 will be spending about $335,000, yet their "new" F40 will have the same inherent, age-related problems as that Camaro. They will just cost much, much more to repair. Virtually every 10-plus-year-old Ferrari needs the shocks rebuilt or replaced, suspension bushings replaced, brake hoses replaced, water pump rebuilt, water hoses replaced, an engine reseal because of oil leaks, and fuel cells replaced, if so equipped. All rubber or related components deteriorate with age—the key is to identify these issues and factor them into your sales negotiation. Common sense and driver preservation dictate that safety-related items such as deteriorated brake lines or frozen shocks or brake calipers have to be repaired before the car can be used, and should be factored in at some percentage of the purchase price. While age-related problems are negotiable, other issues can be deal killers. These include major crash damage that has been poorly repaired, bent frames that have been badly fixed, or a sick engine that needs an expensive and mandatory engine rebuild. THREE STEPS TO A HAPPY BUYER Any successful purchase of an older Ferrari involves three steps. First, a pre-purchase inspection that tells all involved exactly what potential problems are lurking. Secondly, an understanding on the buyer's part that these are "just used cars," ones that almost always need immediate post-purchase service work. And third, the acceptance that most of the money spent beyond the purchase price will never be recovered and becomes a diminishing return. I usually recommend that buyers and sellers reach a percentage split agreement on the estimated cost of repairs. These agreements work well because buyers aren't nearly as eager to have every aging part on the car replaced if they are paying part of the bill, and sellers are (begrudgingly) paying for their own deferred maintenance. Sports Cot Market


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JUST ONE MORE THING The Ferrari caveat is that it is oh so easy to go into the "while you're at it" mode. While the brakes are off, let's have the calipers re-plated and re-sleeved. Isn't the moment while the suspension is apart for a bushing replacement the perfect time to powder coat or re-plate the suspension arms, like everyone else in the local Ferrari club has had done? And while the brake rotors are off being machined, how about powder coating the uprights and replacing the wheel bearings? Suddenly, a basic brake job and suspension bushing replacement has become a $20,000 restoration of both systems. It is not, however, the seller's responsibility to provide the buyer with a suspension capable of winning a Ferrari Club of America National Meet Platinum Award under the guise of a routine service. THE $21,000 LESSON As a quick example, late last year I sold F40 S/N 90568, a car that had almost $100,000 in "go-fast" updates such as F40 LM brakes, wheels, turbos, ECUs, throttle linkage, short shift kit, ad infinitum. This 1992 F40 had only 7,774 original miles and had seen less than 500 miles since it was last serviced. On the test drive, it lit the tires up in third gear when the boost kicked in and was, simply put, scary fast. Much to the surprise of all involved, the pre-purchase inspection found a long list of needed repairs including a bent valve and a wornout limited slip, so an engine-out service was mandatory. The starting estimate for the work was $15,000 plus, this on an unusually nice, supposedly "no stories" car. The while-it's-apart list included the expected all new belts and hoses, brake pads, etc. A new clutch assembly, special brake work to fit an emergency brake to the LM racing brakes, and a radar detector kicked the final bill to $21,000-plus, making our "serviced only 500 miles ago" F40 suddenly seem like the Ferrari world's equivalent of that beater Camaro. Fortunately, the buyer accepted that the majority of the problems were common to most 10-year-old Ferraris. After the usual negotiations, a compromise was reached, an equitable split for repairs was made, and a purchase agreement was signed. Both parties wound up satisfied. DOING THE SPLITS The degree of compromise involved in any purchase is a matter of the seller's motivation to sell and willingness to accept less than was anticipated, factored against the buyer's desire to own the car and pay a little more for the privilege. Add in the broker's experience, his ability to explain the problems, and the negotiation skills that justify his commission, and the gap between expectation and reality in dealing with deferred maintenance can usually be resolved. The buyer and seller here both had to accept that a 1992 F40 hot rod is worth about $325,000, and regardless of how much money is spent on recommissioning, it will remain a $325,000 car. The $21,000-plus for service will enhance the new owner's driving pleasure, safety and peace of mind, but that's it—no value add to the bottom line. As I told the buyer, expect your used F40 to need the minimal maintenance of a Mercedes and you'll be disappointed. Expect it to need an infusion of love—and more than a few dollars to return it to its "as new" condition—and you'll be rewarded with a terrific ride. Every hobby, from collecting stamps to America's Cup competition, has a price attached. With Ferraris, expect the "pay to play" ticket to be a healthy one, and you won't be disappointed. At a local track day in your new F40, when you hit redline in third, crack a quick shift into fourth, and break the rear tires loose, I guarantee the amount you've spent to get there will be the furthest thing from your mind.• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership vvvvvv.RTGT corn March 2005  33


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English Profile 1958 Aston Martin DB Mk III Saloon The Mk Ill is the most desirable of the Astons assembled at the Lagonda works, with increased power, better gearing, and improved brakes by Gary Anderson Chassis number: AM300/3/1639 Engine number: DBA/1247 Two years after the introduction of the DB2/4 Mk II came the DB Mk III—the suffix "2/4" now dropped. The Mk III retained the one-piece grille with the raised center portion introduced on the DB2/4s, but gave the car the more graceful curves that have distinguished the styling of every subsequent roadgoing Aston. DETAILS Years produced: 1957-1959 Number produced: 551 (all body styles) Original list price: $7,550 SCM Price Guide: $27,000-$45,000 Tune-up/major service: $750 Distributor cap: $250 Chassis #: plate on right side of firewall and stamped on right upper frame tube Engine #: stamped on valve cover and on firewall plate The new DBA engine featured a stiffer block, stronger crankshaft, and a new cylinder head with bigger valves. It produced 162 hp with a single-pipe exhaust system; Club: Aston Martin Owners Club, Drayton St. Leonard, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OXIO 7BG, U.K. Web site: www.amoc.org Alternatives: 1958-1961 Jaguar XKI50 PK, 1954-1956 AC Arm, 1955-1958 Alfa Romeo 1900 Coupe SCM Investment Grade: C This car is painted most appropriately in Aston Martin green with grey leather (as per original build sheet), and is described as in excellent condition in most respects. The car has been fitted with stiffer springs, a useful handling modification. Recent work includes a rebuild of the brakes, overhaul of the engine, and a new radiator and battery. Work has also been done to the transmission and rear axle by Tim Stamper, along with cosmetic and interior restoration. Recent bills total approximately $23,000. 178 hp was available in a dual-pipe version. Improvements in the Mk III were also made in the clutch and gearbox, a Laycock overdrive became available, and after the first 100 cars, front disc brakes were standard rather than optional. However, Tadek Marek, the gifted engineer who had recently joined Aston from Austin, made several significant improvements in the unit to improve its reliability, including redesigning the cylinder sleeves and strengthening the block and crankshaft. The car has been driven about 1,000 miles since this work was completed, including a pleasurable roundtrip to Le Mans this summer. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $63,156 at Bonhams' London sale, held on Dec. 6, 2004. The post-war maturation of Aston Martin into an established manufacturer under the ownership of David Brown (the eponymous DB in the model designations) came about with the DB2/4, DB2/4 Mk II, and DB Mk III. The 2/4 introduced the distinctive front end and smooth-fendered design, and each model improved on the last in both styling and manufacturing details. As such, the Mk III is considered the most practical and desirable of the Astons assembled at the old Lagonda works in Feltham. With increased power, better gearing, and improved brakes, it is perhaps the first Aston Martin to be practical for modern classic car tours, in addition to its obvious cachet on the show field. The DB Mk III was available in three body styles: notchback coupe, drop-head coupe, and a swept-back body with rear-opening hatch called "saloon" in England and 'fastback coupe" in the U.S., as with the car pictured here. While it did have two occasional seats in the rear, the saloon still had only two doors, so the designation was a bit of a stretch. While we're talking nomenclature, Mk Ills produced in 1958 and 1959, with standard front disc brakes, are sometimes referred to as "Mk III Bs." Aston bodies for the Mk III continued to be made in Newport Pagnell by Tickford, which David Brown had acquired in 1955, at the beginning of Mk ll production. The Mk III also continued to use the 2922-cc sixcylinder engine that had been first used on the DB3 works racing models. 34  As noted in the auction description, the standard engine with serial number prefix DBA produced 162 hp at 5,500 rpm, with twin SU carburetors and single exhaust. Besides the I78-hp version with dual exhaust, three other higher states of tune were available. The DBB produced 195 hp with triple Webers or three SU carbs and was fitted on 10 cars. The DBD produced 180 hp with two or three SUs; 47 cars were built with this engine. The king of all Mk Ills was a single DBC produced, a highly-tuned special with 214 hp. With the standard engine, the car was capable of going 0-60 mph in less than 10 seconds. With any of the more highly tuned engines, this time dropped into the eight-second range, and top speed exceeded 120 mph. In conjunction with this increased power, COMPS 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Lot #441 ; S/N LIAL/50/382 Condition: 2Sold at $91,300 Hershey Auction; Hershey, PA; 1017/2004 SCM ID# 35099 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Lot #211; S/N LML/50/26 Condition: 2+ Sold at $90,500 Bonhams; Newport Pagnell, UK; 5/8/2004 SCM ID# 34054 Girling front disc brakes with servo assist were introduced, and optional overdrive made comfortable long-distance cruising on the rapidly improving British and European highways a pleasurable reality. For the interior, the instrument panel and fascia were completely redesigned for the Mk III, moving the instruments from the center to a position over the steering column (on either right- or left-hand side). The large tachometer and speedo were flanked by smaller gauges, and a hood over the instruments echoed the curves of the grille. This design would continue though the end of DB6 production in 1970. The condition of the engine is of critical importance in the purchase of any 2.9-liter Aston. The cylinder heads didn't have hard valve seats, Sports Cor Market


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so with repeated grinding, valves can recede into the head. Heads can be reconditioned if they haven't been badly cracked, and hardened valve seats can be fitted, so check the repair and rebuild receipts carefully to make sure this has been done. Since Aston repair specialists are in relatively short supply, the work should have been performed by a reputable firm, and should be confirmed before purchase. These cars are relatively rare, and the Aston Martin club—the oldest existing classic car club, by the way, having been established in the '30s by amateur Aston racers—is very active. Consequently, it is unlikely that any bargains still remain to be found, but on the other hand, the history of almost any car should be well known. Considering that this car soldfor little more than an excellent condition Jaguar of the same vintage and is less common but more practical This '58 DHC sold ibr $101,451 at Bonhams 'Geneva sale on October 2, 2004. for all-weather motoring, a price in the mid-$60k range is good value for the money. It falls in the middle of the SCM Price Guide range of $55,000-$75,000, so we expect the owner should be able to enjoy this car for a few years and do all right when he chooses to turn it around. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). 20 Year Picture $160,000 S140,000 $120,000 5100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 1985 1986  1987 1988  1989 1990  19601991  1992 1993 1994  63 D84 Coupe  19641995  1996 1997 1998  1999 2000  65 DB5 Coupe - 196667 DB6 Coupe Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, www.blackbookusa.com • March 2005  35 2001  2002  2003 2004


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1966 Giulia GTC By the time you made this car into a driver, you'd be so far underwater that Hurricane Isabel would seem like a spring shower by Donald Osborne Chassis number: AR 755050 only 25 imported into the U.S. in 1966, and one of only 1,000 produced. Bertone designed this classic cabriolet, powered by a 1,570-cc, DOHC fourcylinder engine, with maximum power of 105 hp at 6,000 rpm. Top speed is 112 mph. A The GTC is much more highly valued than the fixedhead Giulia Sprint or Junior, and is listed in Classic & Sportscar 1996-1997 Classic Car Buyers Guide as valued at £9,000 (or about $16,000) in "basket case" condition. This example is much, much better than a basket case. The vehicle is nearly complete, with only a small piece of trim missing. The door handles and windshield wipers have been stashed in the trunk. The body and frame of the car are in excellent condition. According s described by the seller on eBay Motors: This car is a true rarity, one of DETAILS Years produced: 19641966 Number produced: 1,000 Original list price: $4,700 SCh1 Price Guide: S12,000-$16,500 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: wvAv.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1967-1968 BMW 1600 Cabriolet, 1964-1966 Mustang GT convertible SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Lot #392 Condition: 3 Sold at $11,500 Brooks ; Carmel, CA; 8/18/2000 SCM ID# 10418 to the owner, there is very little, to almost no rust on the frame. The body also has virtually no rust. The traditional tough spots on an Alfa, such as the rocker panels, have no sign of rust. The car is painted entirely in gray primer. building the cut-coupe GTC, another Italian design house, Carrozzeria Touring, did both the engineering and construction. The engine was inspected and found to only have 30,000 original miles. It has not been started since about 1994, and will need a set of carburetor kits in order to get it running. It may even need to be flushed, or at the worst rebuilt. The disc brakes will also need work. The tires are dry-rotted and flat, and it is currently sitting on rollers. The convertible top frame is in serviceable condition, however the cloth top itself will need to be replaced. This car has never been hit, the frame is straight and the body has had very little work done to it. This car was driven sparingly during the 1980s but has not had contact with a road in a decade. It has been stored in a bone-dry storage garage in the interim, though Hurricane Isabel caused the water to rise in our area (Maryland) and the garage where this classic car has been kept since 1982 was briefly flooded for about an hour. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $12,321.20 on eBay Motors on November 2, 2004. The GTC had its genesis when Bertone tried to interest Alfa in an open version of the "cast-iron" 2000 Sprint coupe. This was a fourplace convertible that was shown in 1960, but Alfa chose not to produce it, instead opting for a convertible version of the higher volume Giulia Sprint. This Bertone-designed coupe was launched in 1963 and quickly established itself as a new benchmark in small performance cars (see Alfa Romeo Profile, August 2004). Surprisingly, when it came to actually 36  Considerable strengthening was carried out to make up for the loss of the coupe's roof and C pillars. This included extra bracing in the foot wells behind the front wheel arches, a reinforced floor pan, and thicker door frames and sills. In addition, the rear seat backrest was narrowed to accommodate the lowered soli top, which disappeared completely behind the seats. This led to reduced shoulder room in the back seat and a smaller trunk, though Alfa did enlarge the trunk lid. The GTC also acquired roll-down rear quarter windows in the process. 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV Sold at $30,101 Ebay motors ; 11/13/2004 In spite of Touring 's best efforts, contemporary testers found that there was a fair amount of scuttle shake in the GTC—not the best thing for a car whose performance reputation was built on its handling and tossability. Nevertheless, the GTC still retained much of the dynamic character of its sibling, and its free-revving DOHC four and superb fivespeed gearbox made it a joy to drive. The GTC was marketed for just two years, 1965 and 1966, and discontinued when the Pininfarina-designed Duetto Spider was brought to market in late 1966. Touring built the GTC to a good standard, but rust is even more of a plague in these cars than in the coupes, due to the vulnerability of SportsCar Market


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Sports Car AT VEIL D frituDit.1 7- _.......GTC in fine fettle ■•• the additional structural bracing. Seals between the rear edge of the convertible top and the body can fail, allowing water to find its way into the top well and sills. This can exacerbate issues with corrosion that even coupes have in the double-skinned rocker panels, trunk floor and floor under the pedal box. It is equally important to check the drain holes in the bottoms of the doors. As on any convertible, interior trim in a GTC can take a beating due to exposure. Most of the interior pieces are available, except for the smaller rear seat and rear side panels, which are unique to the cabriolet. Replacements for the soft top are available from specialists, but are a very expensive item as the market is obviously tiny. This brings us to the car pictured here. Where to even begin? Let's start with the seller. This is another case of a car being sold "on behalf" of the owner, which is seldom a good thing. That said, there were a number of questions and answers that followed the listing and provided additional information about the car Of course, the photos are worth all the description in the world, confirming that the car has been idle for more than twenty years. If that's not bad enough, photos of this GTC from "circa 1982" seem to show the car already in primer, with rather suspect looking sills. Other photos showed the underside of the car, but mainly the suspension (which revealed a great deal of surface rust on the shocks, springs, and brake rotors, as well as corrosion on the alloy differential), but there were no detailed shots of the all-important sills. The interior shots reveal rusted pedal arms as well as rust on the turn signal switch and mold on the front kick panels. This is important to note, as these panels cover the vital front chassis reinforcements—and ff they are damp enough to grow mold, what lies underneath could be truly scary. Add in the confusing claims of a car kept in a "bone dry storage garage" that was also "briefly flooded," and I would be suspicious that this car is one step removed from a pile of iron oxide. Even fthe total effects ofwater damage aren't irreversible, at the very least this car will need a complete mechanical and electrical rebuild, in addition to a comprehensive structural check and likely rust repairs. The eight-year-old English magazine price guide is also rather optimistic, as the value for one of these cars, in very good condition, is closer to $20k, and the best in the world might only be worth $35k. Certainly $16,000 for a "basket case," which this car is likely only a close inspection away from being, is far too much. So too is the $ 12 k spent here, an extremely hopeful purchase, as there is little chance this car could become anything more than a driver Even to bring it up to that level you'd certainly be so far underwater that Hurricane Isabel would seem like a spring shower. Perhaps the eBay ID of the winning bidder; "Idiot7," may tell us all we need to know here. Count this as a great triumph for the seller.• March 2005  POP.TE DE UFRSAii Pr 11:20 F[1165 Join SCM in Paris at Retromobile! Sports Car Market and Cave Creek Classics cordially invite you to join us for our 5th annual Retromobile Reception at Cafe a le Jambon (at the back of the hall) 5pm-7pm, Friday, February 11. RSVP to tad@sportscarrnarket.com ••••■ 01,  , • PARIS tirt"imm. , At 0, ramorm 37


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1969 Fiat Dino 2000 Spider Is a Fiat Dino a Ferrari? This question is sure to heat up the conversation the next time you're kicking tires at an auction by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1966-1972 (both series) Number produced: 1,133 Original list price: approx. $5,000 SCM Price Guide: $22,500-$35,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000 Distributor cap: $160 Chassis #: side frame rail above right wheel Engine #: front passenger side of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1969-1973 Porsche 911 Targa, 1974-1979 Ferrari 308 GT/4, 1972-1975 Alfa Romeo Montreal 5CM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis no. 135AS0001018 I n the present ownership for the past seven years, this Fiat Dino Spider benefits from partial restoration at the hands of recognized specialists Garage Auto Gamma, of Lausanne, Switzerland. Completed in May 2000, the work included removal and cleaning of the engine and gearbox, renewal of gaskets, overhaul of the cylinder heads and replacing the right-hand side exhaust, fuel pump, ignition leads and much more besides. In addition, the brakes and shock absorbers were cleaned, overhauled and repainted, and the inner and outer steering joints replaced. Repairs to the floor and engine bay were carried out where necessary and the refurbished areas repainted. The total cost of these works, the invoice for which is available, exceeded CHF 18,000 (approx. $10,000). A second Garage Auto Gamma invoice on file (totaling CHF 3,905, or approx. $2,900) is for a routine service carried out in June 2003 that included replacing the electronic ignition box and fitting four new Bridgestone tires. The car is finished in red with matching interior, black tonneau cover and Cromodora alloy wheels, and displays a total of 87,045 kilometers on the odometer. Presented in good overall condition, it is reported as driving very well and displaying good oil pressure. The vehicle is offered with sundry invoices, current roadworthiness certificate and Swiss permis de circulation. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $24,202 at Bonhams ' Geneva auction, held October 2, 2004. Is a Fiat Dino a Ferrari? This question is sure to heat up the conversation the next time you're kicking tires at an auction or sipping the bubbly at a concours preview It's often said that Enzo Ferrari declared, "A Ferrari is a 12-cylinder car " Using that quote as ammunition, the casual enthusiast condemns the V6 Dinos as unworthy of the Ferrari name. The more knowledgeable, however, know the answer is not so simple. New rules for the 1967 Formula 2 season required constructors to 38  use an engine block that was also fitted in at least 500 street cars. Enzo Ferrari recognized that his company would never be able to build and sell 500 V6-powered cars quickly enough on its own, so he teamed up with Fiat to produce both an engine and a car to put it in. The Fiat Dino came in two body styles: an elegant coupe designed and built by Bertone and a lovely spider from Pininfarina. The pair was introduced at the 1966 Turin Auto show as Fiat's Dino 2000 and 2000 Spider They featured Fiat-built 2liter versions of the Ferrari-designed four-cam V6. The mostly light-alloy engines were fitted with three Weber 1971 Fiat Dino 2.4 Lot #214 ; S/N 0001411 Condition: 2 Sold at $38,975 Bonhams ; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34152 1972 Fiat Dino 2.4 Lot #1027 ; S/N BS0001236 Condition: 3 Sold at $27,692 Bonhams; London, UK; 12/1/2003 SCM ID# 31814 carburetors and tuned to put out 160 hp, 20 less than the Ferrarimarketed Dino 206 GT. While credit for the design of the V6 motor is often given to Enzo Ferrari's son, Dino, this is probably stretching the truth a bit. The younger Ferrari was indeed an engineer and possibly proposed the idea of making the V6, but it was more likely the legendary engine designer Vittorio Jano who was responsible for the actual design. The Fiat Dino 2000s used a five-speed Fiat transmission to send power back to a live axle with a Watts-link-like leaf spring suspension. A coil spring and wishbone suspension was used up front. The result was a 130-mph car that would do 0-60 mph in around 8.8 seconds, very reasonable performance for the era. The second series of the Fiat Dino was introduced in 1969, fitted Sports Car Market Photos: Bonhams


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with a 2.4-liter Dino V6 with a cast iron block and light alloy heads. The transmission was also changed to a ZF-supplied unit, and the live axle swapped out for an independent rear suspension. This new model also featured more power, better brakes, and better cooling, thus making the 2.4-liter car the more desirable model. Fiat Dinos are great to look at and fun to drive almost as much fun as their Ferrari Dino cousins. The V6 comes alive on the cam and produces wonderful mechanical sounds. The front engine placement allows more of this noise to reach the driver than the mid-engine Ferrari, and the front placement of the Fiat's transmission provides a more direct shift linkage for faster and more confident shifting. Only the brakes and chassis really give away the Fiat's pedigree. While the Fiat Dino is often called a "poor man's Ferrari," do not misconstrue this slur as meaning you can afford one if you're an enthusiast on a tight budget. The lower the price, the more likely the car has been used up. The more it's been used, the more it's going to cost to keep it up. The more you spend on upkeep and service, the smaller the chance that when it comes time to sell you'll see anything close to what you've got into the car. It's a simple fact that someone who can't afford a good Ferrari really can't afford a cheap one. Furthermore, Fiat Dino chassis and trim parts are mostly extinct, and even engine parts are extremely difficult to find. These cars were cheaply built with typical Italian car deficiencies—marginal panel ,fit, dubious top fit, and orb? electrics. They likely started rusting before they even left the factory paint shop. Keeping one of these cars in top shape can take a considerable investment of time and money, and they are expensive to work on. It goes without saying that a Dino motor with a Fiat nameplate costs the same money to service as its Ferrari-marketed kin. The auction description gives a good insight into the potential minefield. The car pictured here has absorbed about $13,000 in recent repairs, and that's without receiving new paint, an engine rebuild, or a transmission overhaul. Its floorboards have had to be replaced and the engine compartment also needed repairs. I'd guess that the seller has grown tired of writing checks, and has decided to cut and run. There's an argument to be made that this is the best time to buy the car; as you're paying only pennies on the dollar for the recent work, but I suspect there are probably plenty of cosmetic upgrades still needed. While this may be an inexpensive entry into the world of Ferrari, it 's a lot of money for a Fiat. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com auiedemota ca *zeal iatetedt. Add& aad 4ir ./4 fterjounaace eau - 1984 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet. Fantastic example of the pure Ferrari experience as recorded by prior owner Keith Martin. Intriguing color combination. Less than 800 miles on major service, runs great S27,500. ,•••-= .7" 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III, Phase 2, s/n HBJ8L31665. 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Super nice car TWo-owner California car. Very low miles on frame off restoration, that drives and presents very well. Well cared for by one owner Equipped with all accessories including Rally O/D and aluminum since the 1970's. Recent paint. Much of the interior is original. head. Below restoration cost. $63,500. Belly pans and original knock-offs. $660,000. 2001 Porsche GT2, sin WPOZZZ99Z1S695148. Pristine example of this very low production Porsche supercar. Originally sold in Paris to Hockey great Wayne Gretzky. Federalized. 10,600 original miles. $112,500. March 2005 39


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German '1 Profile 1961 Porsche 356B 1-5 1600 Whatever the auction catalog may say about the early 356Bs adding to the Porsche legend, at the time of its introduction, Porsche fans were aghast by Jim Schrager DETAILS Years produced: 1960-1961 Number produced: 8,559 Original list price: $4,400 (1960) SCM Price Guide: $15,000 -$18,000 Tune-up/major service: $200 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis #: on horizontal bulkhead under front hood Engine #: stamped just below generator on third piece of alloy engine case Club: 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd., North Branch, MI 48461 Web site: www.356registry.org Alternatives: 1954-1964 Mercedes 190SL, 1963-1966 Alfa Romeo Giulio Sprint, 1967-1970 BMW 1600 SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: 116T63 L Improvements were focused on handling, ride and refinement, as well as the addition of a more powerful 90-hp, 1600-cc engine. Cosmetic changes included a higher nose, raised front fenders and higher and stronger bumpers. Inside, the dash featured a black, dished steering wheel with brushed steel spokes, and black plastic switches. The seats were lowered to increase headroom and ventilation was improved with front quarter windows. aunched in 1948, the Porsche 356 employed a platform chassis with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine and torsion bar independent suspension. In 1955 the 356A was introduced, readily distinguishable by its curved, one-piece windshield, a wider range of engines, and 15-inch, rather than 16-inch, wheels. Announced at the 1959 Frankfurt Motor show, the 356B T-5 enhanced Porsche's reputation as builders of one of the finest small-capacity sports cars, continuing the commercial success of its predecessors. Exported new to the U.S. and re-imported to Germany in 2001, this very presentable example in Light Ivory is fitted with a tan interior, radio, and chrome wheels. In original left-hand drive and generally in very good condition, these practical and historic cars are currently acquiring a special level of interest, being ideal for continental rallies. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $21,004 at Bonhams' Beaulieu, UK., auction, held Sept. 11, 2004. This sale represents the continuing premium paid for U.S. cars with minimal rust that are brought back to the Continent. On our shores it would be hard to get this kind of money for a T-5 B in like condition. To understand why, we need to know a bit of history on the early 356B model. Whatever the auction catalog may say about the early 356Bs adding to the Porsche legend, the fact is that at the time of its introduction, 40  Porsche fans were aghast by what was the first major redesign of the 356A. Response to the 1960 356B was no less vehement than when the water-cooled 996 911 was introduced in 1998. The B jettisoned the 356's trademark low bumpers and dramatically wind-shaped nose and fenders. Worse, especially from the back, was that the small rear window and high bumper just seemed wrong. The car looked too modern, and it had lost the squished Porsche shape. There was even talk of a revolt among the stalwart Porsche Club of America members—never ones to keep their opinions to themselves. While the new Super-90 engine 1962 Porsche 356B Lot #57; S/N 119930 Condition: 3 Sold at $27,500 Gooding; Pebble Beach, CA; 8/15/2004 SCM ID# 34661 1962 Porsche 356B S Lot #53; S/N 122777 Condition: 3+ Sold at $25,662 Christie's; London, UK; 3/29/2004 SCAl ID# 33623 was welcome, the prevailing opinion was that Porsche's best years were behind it. It had destroyed its masterpiece, and the blame could be squarely leveled at the stupid Americans, who needed those higher bumpers because of their propensity for ramming their giant land barges into petite Porsches. Aesthetic concerns were largely remedied with the 1962 356B T-6, which became the 356s final body style. The T-6 provided a redesigned hood, and more importantly, larger front and rear windows. The car again looked right, perhaps not as swoopy as the A, but good in a dif ferent way. All this makes the stylistically challenged 1960-1961 T-5 B Coupes among the least valuable 356s. They are still great cars to drive and Sports Car Market


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enjoy, it's just that most of the 356 Porsche world wants either the modern lines of the 1962-1965 T-6 B and the later C, or the classic A of 19551959. The car pictured here seems to be what most of us would call a "driver " with its VW repro chrome wheels that never look quite right, due to their incorrect vent holes, and the so-so fit at the bottom of the driver's door These are signs of a well-used Porsche, one restored with an eye toward economy rather than correctness. This is fine for a car to use, and more and more, 356s of all types are being enjoyed for the wonderful drivers they are. The car is fitted with the "1600" engine, which means it has the lowest output (60 hp) available at the time. But don't get the idea that this engine, also known as a "Normal," isn't fun to drive. A properly sorted Normal is a lively, torquey motor that surprises almost everyone who has never driven a good one. These 356s were—and should still be—great cars to drive, just like any real Porsche. In buying a 356, one should never overlook the performance of the car, something that can be difficult to determine at an auction. Your best bet is to look at the rest of the car's originality for clues. Documentation helps, as does a discussion with the previous owner Some 356s accelerate with all the determination of a VW Beetle, as altogether too many have been bodged by well-meaning but cheap and often misguided former owners. When the values of 356s were so low as not to allow an engine rebuild without the owner becoming buried in the car, many took shortcuts, using el cheapo piston and cylinder sets, which not only stole performance, but also adversely affected durability. Weber carbs were often slapped on the engines as a cure-all, when in fact they usually do far more harm than good. Assuming the car pictured here drove as well as it looked (that is to say, just so-so), this sale would be near its market value for Europe, where 356s are harder to come by, as few were sold there in the first place. But it's pricey in the U.S., where there are simply more to choose from. It isn't a pristine, highly desirable or unusual example, so there's no need to keep it on a trailer or in a heated garage. The new owner will get the best return for his money here by simply taking the car out on all sorts of roads, in all sorts of weather and driving the heck out of it. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• * Best Drivers! * Best Service! Best Customers! We've been setting the standard for automobile transport for over 20 years. We are proud to be "America's premier enclosed auto transport company." Visit our Website! • www.intercitylines.com "Rated 5-stars by epinions.com " Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 552 Old West Brookfield Road 'Warren, MA 01083 41NP  The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum March 2005 41


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Picking Porsche Personalities "We always hurt the ones we love" could apply to how tinkerers restore their cars here are essentially three kinds of Porsche folks out there, and while most would guess that the size of the wallet is the primary determiner of type, there's an even better predictor. If you're analyzing yourself, just ask, what was your favorite thing about high school? That's right, think back two, three, four (or more) decades and you may find insight into your current Porschecentric behavior. T BLUE RIBBONS For those who spent the better part of their waking hours working on their science fair projects—and maybe even winning a blue ribbon It shiny but how does it drive? or two—the Porsche hobby is as much about tinkering and improving the cars as it is about driving. Science fair types are big planners and avid dreamers. In many cases, they are also doers. These folks will buy a project car and spend many enjoyable hours, months, and even years, making the car better, mostly with their own two hands. They like to amass significant supplies of extra parts so their fun will not be halted by the lack of a critical component. Many times, before they have even acquired a new model, these people are already anxiously buying parts for it. This is why some 356s that need new floors come with them—often uninstalled if Mr. Science Fair ran out of excitement before he got his hands on a welder. Not especially economically savvy, the science fair types often wind up buried in their cars, even when they started out with bargains. Realistic budgets are rarely part of the equation, as these people are always motivated by their love of the car—and all the pieces that comprise it, and all the fiddling they can do with it. WHEELER DEALERS Those who enjoyed high school economics class tend to get heavily involved in the buying and selling aspect of the hobby. I know many of these folks all over the world and have watched them ply their trade for decades. They usually don't have too much feeling for the machines, as although they like Porsches, for them it's all about moving the merchandise. This most often means they're not likely to fix anything on their cars as they turn them over quickly, usually with rather modest attempts at full disclosure of known defects. These people are keen observers of major economic trends, such as foreign exchange rates, and understand that it's almost always a good time for someone, somewhere, to buy or sell something. The best of this breed is always hunting the back woods for bargains from the less knowledgeable, then bringing their merchandise to the big (and sometimes foreign) city, marking it up to full retail-plus along the way. With the Euro strong against the dollar right now, I see many of these types of Porsche enthusiasts packing cars into containers bound for the Continent, simply because they can make a lot of money doing it. KINGS AND TRAILER QUEENS The final Porschephile type are those who either loved the prom, or 42  never forgot the shame when they couldn't get a date to it. Either way, these are the people who make up the entry lists at concours, those guys who simply must get the inside of their Fuchs alloys clean enough to serve tea and crumpets to the Queen. These Porsche owners are all for show and pleased to court your envy at their well-beyond-perfect cars. Curiously, they have no shame about what all of this costs, as if the car becomes better simply because they spent more on it. Never mind that many of these trailer queens, during the rare occasions when they are driven, drive poorly as they have never been fettled. After all, the car looks better than it did when it was new, and so long as it shines on the concours lawn, who cares if it won't start, stop or handle. It used to be that you needed big money to do the concours thing, but today I find prom-goers at all levels of the hobby. I know a guy with a mint 1971 Signal Orange 911T Coupe with very low original miles. He doesn't drive it, he just cleans it. He has a rather modest amount invested in the car but it is still his little piece of perfection. This simply proves that you don't have to be rich to be obsessed. Not that there's anything wrong with that; after all, my day job is as a consultant and a graduate professor in business development, and here I am burning the midnight oil to write about Porsche fanatics. WHO TO BUY FROM I'm usually not too interested in buying a car from a science fair type, even if he is a blue-ribbon winner. These people are often quite realistic about what their car may be worth, but so many times the quality of the restoration is amateurish. This generally leaves little hope of the car ever being right. As they say, "We always hurt the ones we love." Although you might initially think otherwise, prom kings can be good people to buy a car from. When they are ready to sell, price usually isn't the biggest issue, as they've already had their night out with the car and gotten what they wanted from it. While their cars are always great looking, do allocate plenty of time and money to rebuild the mechanicals from the inside out, as these cars often need it. If you're looking to sell, the econ student can be a good resource as, if there's money left in your car, they'll buy it from you today, and generally for cash. Don't feel bad about leaving money on the table; they probably have a place to sell it for far more than you could ever get. These guys also help increase the reported value of all of our old cars, as the handsome profit margin they require on everything that moves through their hands has a tendency to boost the prices of "comparables." And then there are hybrids of these basic types. Examples include the science fair guy who also liked economics class (busy trying to fix cars and then make a profit), or the prom/science fair mongrel (they tend to build immaculate outlaws). Rarest would be the concours guy also interested in economics class. The math here hardly ever adds up, although I know of one SCMer who makes this work by buying only great cars, and then selling every one at a new world record price. If he ever writes a book on his technique, I'll be first in line to buy it.* Sports Car Market


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HAMANN CLASSIC CARS ALSO AVAILABLE FERRARI 1661212 FI/F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250 LM 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 250 GTO re-creation (ex-David Piper) 275 GTB/4 275 GTB/4 Alloy 275 GTB/6C Alloy 330 GTS 360 Modena Spider 550 Maranello j/Y113 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe XK I 50 S Roadster Xl/F1 Roadster, Series 1 4.2 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 908/3 Spyder 935 935 "Moby Dick" 9(;) 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made. With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Hamann Classic Cars continuously seeks to purchase classic European race and sports cars as well as entire collections. Please contact Thomas Hamann for an appraisal and cash offer of your automobile. Discrete and secure transaction through lawyer's trust account guaranteed for all sales and purchases. Fax (203) 702-5098 Ph. (203) 918-8300  www.hamannclassiccars.com info@harnannclassiccars.com 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS 1967 Ferrari 275 GTBI4 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB


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American Profile 1932 Marmon Sixteen Victoria Coupe Slowly examine one of these cars from every angle and the true genius of Walter Dorwin Teague Jr.'s design is apparent by Dave Brownell DETAILS Years produced: 1931-1933 Number produced: 390 Original list price: $5,800 SCM Valuation: S100,00-S210,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,200-51400 Distributor cap: first you have to find one Chassis #: left side of main frame Engine #: left side of block Club: The Classic Car Club of America, 1645 Des Plaines River Rd., Ste 7, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Web site: www.classitcarclub.org Alternatives: 1930-1933 Cadillac V16 ; 1932-1934 Packard Twelve SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 16143767 H oward Marmon was a brilliant engineer; he completed his first automobile in 1902 at the age of 23. It was remarkably advanced for its time, featuring an overhead-valve, air-cooled engine. This would be the harbinger of bigger and better things to come, as Marmon continued to modify and improve his automobile. Nine years later, Marmon's mechanical genius was forever enshrined by a win at the Indianapolis 500. It came in a long-tailed Marmon Wasp, which was the first car in the winner's circle at the very first race at the Brickyard in 1911. Some 50 more victories would follow over the next two years, earning Marmon an enviable competition record. Financial success did not come so easily. A road-going version of the Wasp—called the Model 49—proved to be an excellent automobile, but at $5,000 a copy, sales were slow. Later models were even better-1916's Model 34 offered a host of innovative features including the most extensive use of aluminum to date. In 1924, Marmon's brother resigned the presidency of the firm, making way for George M. Williams, an astute businessman who saw the future in more affordable Marmons. The result was the straight-eightpowered Roosevelt model, and by the late 1920s sales were up dramatically, with the company building more than 20,000 cars per year. Not satisfied with financial success, Howard Marmon the engineer was driven to create an automotive legacy. The result was one of the most remarkable cars of the Classic era—the impressive Marmon Sixteen. Powered by a state-of-the art, overhead-valve engine that displaced nearly 500 ci, the Marmon Sixteen produced 200 hp—enough to propel the car to an almost effortless 100 mph. The Sixteen's all-aluminum engine construction harkened back to the legendary Model 34. Much of the chassis was aluminum as well, giving the Sixteen an unmatched power-to-weight ratio. Lightweight and powerful, it was certainly the most advanced production car of its time, able to out-accelerate the mighty Duesenberg Model J while costing about one-third as much. It was timing, however, that would be the undoing of the Sixteen. Cadillac's V16 beat Marmon to market by almost two years, a lead that would prove insurmountable in the face of the deepening depression. Without a deep-pocketed backer like General Motors, the writing was on the wall, and the end came quietly in 1933. The example offered here was acquired by the John E. Morgan collection in January 1986. Approximately six years later, a comprehensive 44  two-year restoration was undertaken at a cost of $164,000 by the noted firm Stone Barn Inc. Following the restoration, the car was awarded an AACA Senior award in 1990. More recently, the car was an award winner at Pebble Beach. The quality of the car remains very high today, and shows little to no evidence of use. In fact, the odometer reading is 82, which probably represents mileage since completion. Finished in an elegant period combination of two-tone gray over dark gray leather, the car is well equipped, with six chrome wire wheels with chromed metal covers, accessory rear view mirrors, and rear-mounted trunk. The car runs and drives very well and would be a pleasure to enjoy on weekends or on CCCA tour events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $167,500 at RAI 's Meadow Brook Hall sale, held on July 31, 2004. For too many years Marmon Sixteens were one of the most underrated and overlooked Full Classics on the market, overshadowed as they were by their more flamboyant brethren. But those who know what a Sixteen was all about, mechanically and aesthetically, were confident that here was quite possibly the best-performing, best-engineered American car of the Classic era. The Marmon 's subtle, understated styling is truly the essence of art deco design in a motorcar The next time you have an opportunity, slowly examine one of these cars from every angle and the true genius of Walter Dorwin Teague Jr.'s design will become apparent. (Incidentally, Teague died on Sept. 16, 2004, at age 94, the last of the great Classic-era designers.) The Sixteen is at once precise, elegant, unadorned with extraneous decoration and, in the context of its time, arguably the most modernlooking car of the era. Still, most collectors prefer the more ostentatious display of the Cadillac or the prestige of the Duesenberg badge. Sports Car Market 1931 Marmon V16 Model 149 Lot #17; S/N 16 149 518 Condition: 2 Sold at $82,250 Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; 8/19/2000 SCM ID# 10203 1932 Marmon V16 Type 145 Lot #105 ; S/N 16657 Condition: 2 Sold at $140,000 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA; 8/15/1998 SCM ID# 15767 Photos: Of Auc tions


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If the Marmon 's looks are not appreciated as they should be, performance is another story entirely. As noted in the catalog description, their power is nothing short of phenomenal. They'll best the heavier Cadillac V16 from a standing start without strain, climb difficult hills like a gazelle, and sustain highway speeds that can earn the driver a citation or two, even on today's freeways. We don't see too many of the reported 75 surviving Sixteens cross the auction block, though Manheim's Gold Book lists values between $90,0004200,000, depending on the model. Marmon offered the Sixteen in sedan and coupe configurations, both of which came in open and closed body styles, and in a seven-passenger phaeton style. The car pictured here is a Victoria Coupe, the most desirable of the closed Sixteen models. As noted in the auction catalog, the car was in immaculate condition, an older restoration that has held up well. Its only apparent flaw was some bad stitching in the driver 's seat upholstery. While the car was indeed beautiful, it pretty obvious from the indicated mileage that this car has been a trailer queen for the past 15 years. That's too bad, because this Marmon 's best strength would be providing comfortable carriage for four on a CCCA tour event. RAI indicated that the car had been recently serviced at its own restoration shop, though if the new owner plans to use the car as it was intended, he would do well to independently confirm its mechanical condition. The Marmon Sixteen is one of those rare cars that is greater than the sum of its parts. With beautifully crafted coachwork by LeBaron, highly advanced engineering, superb styling, the best materials, and memorable performance, it truly a connoisseur's Classic that favorably reflects the owner 's knowledge, taste and appreciation offine automobiles. The selling price of this example is market correct today, though I would expect to see some appreciation in the near future. As we see more serious collectors push the prices for truly significant cars into the stratosphere, it can only be a matter of time before someone realizes that these Marmons are worth every bit of their current value. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) wwwjetayloncom March 2005  45


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Race Car Profile 1998 Dodge Viper Race Car Your 16-year-old son would probably be happy lighting incense in front of it and inviting his friends over to worship by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1998 Number produced: 100 (GT-2) Original list price: $85,200 SCM Valuation: $50,000-$100,000 Cost per hour to race: $700 Distributor cap: n/a Chassis #: left front windshield Engine #: stamped on passenger side of engine block Club: SCCA, P.O. Box 19400 Topeka, KS 66619-0400 Web site: www.scco.org Alternatives: Porsche GT2, BMW M3 SCCA racer SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS 1996 Dodge Viper Chassis number: I B3ER65E7WV400458 ew cars in the history of the American automobile have captured the imagination of car enthusiasts like the Dodge Viper. What started as an outrageous concept car at the 1989 Detroit auto show led to a bold corporate experiment, with a street-legal production car readied in just 32 months. A factory-backed racing effort soon followed, which led to the GT-2 Le Mans and FIA Championships and the Championship in the American Le Mans Series. Roy H. Sjoberg was named to head up the Dodge Viper Project team in 1989. Sports car racing had been in his blood since he pit crewed for his brother in the mid-1950s. This developed into SCCA car preparation and race driving, including an IMSA stint at Mosport. One of Sjoberg's most memorable activities was the three years he spent as development manager for his long-time friend, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the father of the Corvette, and the man who nicknamed Sjoberg "Father Viper." After he retired, Sjoberg decided to build a GT-3 class Viper, a project that had been designed by Dodge but was never built due to budget constraints. The design is basically a GT-2 Viper, but built with the production chassis and engine designed to meet FIA requirements. While many SCCA/IMSA race cars are home-built in private garages by well meaning amateurs using mail-order performance parts, the car on offer here was actually designed, engineered and built by the ex-factory chief engineer. At a cost of over $150,000 to duplicate, this car is race ready and suitable for SCCA amateur events or serious pro racing in the Grand Am Cup Series. Upon its completion, the vehicle was raced at several Viper Challenge venues for developmental purposes. With no questionable engineering, haphazard workmanship, or incorrect parts to be found on this fabulous yellow Viper "GT-3" roadster, a purchase within its catalog estimate of $55,000-$85,000 would make good sense to a Viper enthusiast. 46  The SCM analysis: This car sold for $49,500 at RM's Monterey sale, held August 13-14, 2004. We often say this about other types of collector vehicles, but it holds true for race cars as well: The smart thing to do is to go out and buy somebody else's tarnished dreams after they've decided to (or been forced to) abandon them. As a general rule, a really well built and presented weaponsgrade racing car is worth between a third and a half of what the original owner put into it. Professional racers understand this, and they spend money Lot #752; S/N 183ER69E6TV200600 Condition: 2Sold at $54,000 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/22/2004 SCAI ID# 31973 1996 Dodge Viper GTS Hennessy Venom Lot #195.1; S/N 1B3ER69E7TV200153 Condition: 2+ Sold at $57,780 Barrett-Jackson ; Lou Angeles, CA; 6/21/2003 SCM ID# 31434 on their cars knowing they'll more or less throw them away when they're done. People who want to "invest" in a race car are often sorely disappointed. The Viper pictured here is a classic example of just such an opportunity, snapped up by a knowledgeable buyer Assuming the package is mechanically sound, at 50 grand the new owner is getting a slightly used toy for about 30 cents on the dollar. A stupendous deal on first glance, but there is a bit of a "razor and blades" component to this sale, in that the spares and extra parts are "available by private treaty." Any serious user will need those, and once you've bought the car you're in a poor negotiating position relative to buying them. So the full package will be more than the hammer price by a substantial amount. Presumably whoever raised their paddle knew this and factored it in. A more perplexing dilemma is what the new owner is going to do with the car He is emphatically not going to drive it on the street. Though his Sports Car Market


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16-year-old son would probably be happy lighting incense in front of it and inviting his friends over to worship, that 's probably not adequate reason to park it in the garage. The car is way too new for vintage racing. It either uncompetitive or without a class to run in for any national or international level series. This leaves us with running the car at local events—which isn't such a bad thing. SCCA and other regional-level racing clubs would be happy to make room for the car, and there are even some events like the 24 Hours of Nelson Ledges that would allow for significant amounts of track time. The world is full of German-built track toys that cost half again (or more) what this car went for, and there are no shortage of track days hosted by various car clubs where this Viper would certainly be a respectable mount. It shouldn't be all that tough to keep the car going, either It's basically a fully race-prepared production GT-2, so the components won't be nearly as fragile as the pure-competition stuff The engine is advertised at 525 hp, blueprinted to "endurance race specifications." This sounds very cool, but what it really saying is that neither engine nor drivetrain are particularly stressed in this configuration. (Stock output is 460 hp.) This is exactly what you want to hear if you're using the car as a track toy. With some care you could probably run 50-60 hours between rebuilds. Trust me, that a lot of laps. As a tube-frame-and-skinny-tires kind of vintage racer, I find myself skeptical of the sort offun to be had in a race car like this one, but I'm reminded that these things are about as safe as you're going to find on the track. They far safer than anything truly vintage, so there's a lot more room for wild abandon and family responsibility to share quarters when you head out onto the track. If something does go wrong, it just a Viper and you didn't use your daughter 's college education trust fund to buy it. When you add the cool looks and bright yellow paint to the safety and affordability equation, I'll call this a dependable source of adrenaline rushes for not too much money. Well bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Ultimate Dream Machines +1  8 31. 4 2 3 . 5 7 0 4 S OP1-989 .eyton, House 962 Porsche ■••-if 1994 Bugatti Eb110 SS LeMans M Sr1101111 ,,i11111 1 9 5 3  Maserati 1 9 5 9 liontiac  OESIG L ANEPA. c o m onneville  D  S k •••41. _. d


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Photoc red it: LAT Archive photocredit: [AT Arch ive photocre dit: Ita ldesio n CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS The ex-Works, 24H Le Mans entry  1982 Porsche 956 Group C Rocecar  Estimate: Eu800,000 - 1,200,000  The 1972 Geneva Motor Show 1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept Car Coachwork by Giugiaro for ltaldesign Estimate: Eu700,000 - 900,000 The ex-Works, Le Mans Et World Sportscar Championship  1984 Lancia LC2 Group C Racecar  Estimate: Eu400,000 - 600,000  1966 Grand Prix de Paris, 1967 Rallye des Vosges 1964 Lancia Flavia Sport Zagato Competizione Estimate: Eu50,000-70,000 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT RETROMOBILE Auction  Enquiries  Paris, 12 February 2005  Philip Kantor  +32 (0)476 879 471  pkantorachristies.com  Forthcoming Sales 21 March 2005, London Agrement 01/003 www.christies.com Rupert Banner +44 (0)20 7389 2851 rbannerachristies.com Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61 Christie's Christie's 9, avenue Matignon 75008 Paris


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Market Reports Overview 1. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cal Spyder LWB, 51,252,978, BG, p. 50 2. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, 5485,648, BG, p. 52 3. 1964 Ferrari 500 Superfast, 5332,181, BG, p. 52 4. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, S322,589, BG, p. 54 5. 1972 Ferrari 365 GIB/4 replica, 5274,631, BG, p. 52 6. 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, $217,081, BG, p.54 SALES THIS ISSUE 7. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF Series II, 5190,225, BG, p.50 8. 1972 Ferrari 365 61B/4, $178,715, BG, p.53 9. 1973 Ferrari 250 GT SWB replica, S173,919, BG, p.53 10. 1974 Ferrari 365 61/4 BB, S159,531, BG, p. 53 McCormick Palm Springs Auction Total Sales On millions) $6 0 fall the auctions I haven't been to—and the list gets shorter all the time—Gstaad is at the top. I've had a chance to visit the picturesque Swiss town in the summer, and in fact, rekindled my lust for a Pinzgauer when I saw one there. The Palace Hotel sits high on the hill, and you can almost imagine those staying there lighting cigars with hundred-dollar bills and giving their servants Ferrari 360 Modenas as Christmas gifts. From those who have attended, I am told that you can find a room for under $500, but you'd best prepare yourself for sticker shock if you order anything from the bar at the hotel. If you have four drinks and spend less than $100, three of them were probably water. Nonetheless, it's a fitting setting for an all-Ferrari sale. For a variety of reasons, Ferraris continue to be the most glamorous of all collector cars, yet at the same time, have offerings with at least some prancing horse heritage from the lowly Fiat Dino coupe at $10,000 to the $12m GTO. And each time Schumacher brings home another checkered flag, some young person somewhere decides that when they grow up, they're going to buy a Ferrari. And many do. We cover eight auctions in this issue, a new record for SCM. It's all a part of our ongoing efforts to keep you the best-informed surveyors of the auction scene, with first-hand reports from venues ranging from Gstaad to Palm Springs to Las Vegas to Beaulieu. In the SCM tradition of first-hand reporting, every car presented has been assessed on-site by one of our highly trained analysts, and they write exactly what they see: the good, the average, and the fright pigs. And here's how you can learn to be a better analyst as well. Just go to www.sportscarmarket.com/auction-forms/ and you'll find the exact forms our reporters use to analyze cars. Print them out, and the next time you look at a car, use them. You'll be surprised at how much you learn. —ED.* BY THE NUMBERS $5 $3 $2 'NSide Bonhams, Gstaad, CH, (BG)  so Bonham,  Gstaad.CH  McConnick  Palm SprIngsCA  Kruse  Las Vegas NV  • 2000 • 2001  SCM 1-6 Scale  Condition Ratin.:  CM  Toronto. Can  Bonhams  Be00rieu.U1(  Clefts Diurford, Lie  2002 III 2003 • 2004 1: National concours standard/perfect  2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws  3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  Portland, OR McCormicks, Palm Springs, CA, (M)  Kruse International, Las Vegas, NV, (K)  RM, Toronto, Can, (RM)  Bonhams, Beaulieu, UK, (BB)  Cheff ins, Dindord, UK, June, (Ch)  Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, (5)  Cheffins, Duxford, UK, October, (Ch)  p. 50 p. 56 p. 64 p. 66 p. 74 p. 80 p. 86 p. 92 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder scmBest Buys 1. 1936 Cord 810 phaeton, 585,050, M, p. 58 2.1948 Lincoln Continental convertible, $33,480, K, p. 65 3. 1968 Porsche 912 Targa, $7,314, S, p. 88 4. 1922 Oldsmobile 43-A tourer, 516,974, BB, p. 78 5. 1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, $27,241, Ch, p.82 1936 Cord 810 phaeton


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Bonhams Gstaad, Switzerland EB Bonhams Europe Palace Hotel, Gstaad, Switzerland December 18, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Simon Kidston 30 18 60% $4,181,263 Lot 263, 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California !Ann MacItInca Cnurlar cnIrl nt ci 959 97R Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 16% on the first S130,000, 11% thereafter by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics W ithout the consignment of a major collection this year, Bonhams' Geneva office must have had to trawl far and wide to be able to fill their annual Gstaad catalog, while still claiming to have been extremely strict on their minimum condition requirements for entries. By the sale entry closing day, however, their total cache amounted to five less than the ideal thirty cars, albeit nearly all of them in reasonable cosmetic order. Parked on plush carpeting in the snowtopped Palace Hotel ballroom, one of their two headline lots, a 1958 250 GT California Spyder in stunning cosmetic condition, did find a European collector friend with the required $1,252,978, while a comprehensively serviced 1972 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder didn't, being unsold at $128,337. Meanwhile, on seasonal white carpet in the thankfully heated hotel garage, complete with X-mas tree, there were no takers for a trio of Fl Ferraris of 1990, 1995, and 1999 vintages, all of which failed to fly off the grid. On the flip side, sixty percent of the street-legal Ferraris, amounting to eighteen cars, did change hands for a $4,181,263 sale total. The most noteworthy price realized in the Swiss sale this year was the $485,648 paid by a determined Italian bidder for a 1966 275 GTB that had been a personal gift from movie producer Dino De Laurentiis to Clint Eastwood. The Berlinetta was still finished in the same shade of green that Eastwood had changed it to, and it still sported his CB radio. The first Brussels Salon–displayed 1964 500 Superfast, only the fifth built and formerly one of three such Superfasts owned by the celebrated Dupont dynasty, made an above estimate $332,181 from an 50  English telephone bidder. A way-over-forecast $159,531 was invested by a European collector in an ex–King Hussein 1974 365 GT/4 Boxer Berlinetta in the late Jordanian monarch's favored bright orange. It was flown new from the Ferrari factory to the King's palace in Amman and is quite rightly claimed to be the finest surviving example. Another record price for a model here—after fierce bidding competition between English, Irish and Scandinavian bidders, won by the latter—was the $190,225 raised by the 1960 250 GT Series II Coupe formerly owned by Ferrari works race drivers Ludovico Scarfiotti and Gino Munaron. Although very well attended, with the beautiful ballroom sales area and overflow bar area packed as usual, the current soaring dollar exchange rate with all the European currencies ensured that not one single Ferrari headed Stateside this year. Switzerland. With the premium, price was exactly market correct. #275-1959  FERRARI  CALIFORNIA roadster. S/N 1411GT. Eng. #0939GT. Midnight Blue/red. Odo: 25,275 miles. First owner Luigi Innocenti, then opera singer Mario del Monaco. Rediscovered in 1986 at a Louisiana scrap yard, as a crashed basket case, and restored. Later rebodied in U.K. to a Pininfarina-style Spyder with covered-headlamp option. Engine from another California. Cosmetics last refreshed in 2000. 250  GT In response to its new rival, the Sotheby'sbranded all-Ferrari fixture being put together by an Artcurial specialist and scheduled for May 2005 at the Italian manufacturer's factory, Gstaad auctioneer Simon Kidston reckons, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." The Bonhams European President told SCM: "From the outside, putting on an all-Ferrari sale may look easy. If anybody was going to stage a sale in Italy, we would have been the auction house to have done it. I doubt if any other firm has better contacts and knows the Ferrari market better than us." Strong words indeed, and not unexpected ones from an auction meister who is watching a rival attempt to grab a piece of his formerly-exclusive turf. We'll know who is king of the prancing horse podium a few months hence.—R.H-E. ITALIAN #263-1958 FERRARI 250 GT LWB CALIFORNIA SPYDER. S/N 0965GT. Eng. #0965GT. Red/black. Odo: 78,733 miles. Cosmetically restored in 2002 by Binggeli of Switzerland, when it was also mechanically Munaron. Repaint still good from mid-1990s restoration by Dino Cognolato. Retrim freshlooking; front bumper chrome flaking. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $190,225. Tatty bumpers apart, this 250 GT brought some super period history and deserved the top price paid. #264-1960 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. S/N 2189GT. Dark red/black. Odo: 11,476 kilometers. Restored in the 1990s. Body and and electrically overhauled. Currently Swissregistered. Apparently all still without fault. With original 4.57:1 axle. Cond: I. SOLD AT $1,252,978. This car is the 9th of 50 LWB California Spyders built, and the first to combine the Type 508D frame and 128D engine. Sold first to California, then Monaco and Sports Car Marker Panels and paint excellent, though bulkhead repaint is rather basic. Leather sound but dirty. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $623,512. Even though clearly well revived and recently fettled by marque specialist Terry Hoyle, and despite many top-car appearances this side of the pond in recent years, this largely recreated California failed to attract the $690k reserve. An auction frequent-flyer it was sold by Brooks/Monaco in '00 for $443,367, and by Bonhams/Gstaad in '01 for $397,706. Makes the $690k seem a little strong, doesn? it. #279-1960 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES H PF coupe. S/N 1705GT. Dark gray metallic/ dark green. Odo: 679 kilometers. Previously owned by racers Ludovico Scarfiotti and Gino


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Bonhams Gstaad, Switzerland trim by Wenger of Basel and mechanics by Lavino. Driver's door gap inconsistent. Stray rivet head on front wheel arch lip. Wheel rims marked. Front seat leather crazed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,973. Although some 250 GTEs have fetched more of late, the bid was wisely accepted. About right for this one. #257-1962 FERRARI 250 GT SVVB competition replica coupe. S/N 3437. Giallo Fly/black. Odo: 20,828 kilometers. Replicated body by Giordanengo. 1980s conversion. Bumperless; brake cooling ducts set into front panel. Paintwork unmarked. Minor hammer dings to wheel rims. Fresh maintenance bills. FIVA papers permitting A3 history, thus a very high sale price for one of three Dupont-family Superfasts. Considered by some to be the ultimate big-engined luxury GT car of the era. #265-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS roadster. S/N 7203. Red/tan. Odo: 33,843 kilometers. In U.S. during 1980s. Color changed from Verde Scuro (dark green) when restored years Iffir category participation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $173,919. After commission had been added on, the buyer matched the reserve. It would Cost considerably more than this to make such an authentic-looking reproduction in 2005. However, it's still a fake, and top-flight events are now turning even well-done ones like this away. Having a replica in an event can make the guys with real ones wonder why they should bother putting their $1.2m SWBs at risk when the look-rich-for-cheap guys are running around in their fakes. #262-1963 FERRARI 250 GT LUSSO coupe. S/N 4567. Eng. #4567. Rosso Corsa/ black. Odo: 46,148 miles. $80k spent to refurb mechanics and electrics in 1998. Paint pitted at base of driver's side A-pillar; grille surround ago. Driver's-side A-pillar paint now bumpy. Interior marked, particularly door handles and trans tunnel. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $225,178. Surprisingly, this was still not quite enough. The U.K. vendor had been hoping for at least $242,500. #267-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 8359. Eng. #8359. Dark green metallic/black. Odo: 62,185 kilometers. Bought in Rome by movie producer Dino De Laurentiis for Clint Eastwood. Color-changed from original Griogio Notte (gunmetal gray) during star's scuffed. Little wear apparent to the still-original interior. Engine bay sharp, even though battery is only secured with a ratchet strap. Cond: I -. NOT SOLD AT $272,813. The $30k more sought here would have been justified for any Lusso, especially one in such largely original condition. Some say Lusso prices have soared in the past 24 months, I say they have simply reached their appropriate market level given their physical beauty. #266-1964 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST coupe. S/N 5983SF. Rosso/tan. Odo: 28,500 miles. Brussels show stand car. Chip Dupont first owner, last restored in the 1990s during Hans Durst ownership. Paint, chrome, and leather all super. Knock-on rims hammer-marked. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $332,181. Super car, super 52 Sports Car Market ownership. Appeared to be largely cosmetically unrestored. Only minor marks to paint. Original driver's seat leather much sat-upon. Complete with Clint's CB radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $485,648. Considering the celebrity provenance and condition (color aside), top money was entirely justified for this particular 275 GTB. All flavors of 275 GTBs have been skyrocketing of late, and it's about time, after a decade of value stagnation. #253-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10049. Blue Scuro (dark blue)/tan. Odo: chrome only fair. Interior refurbed. Hood insulation hanging down. Good, full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $128,948. Though many somewhat scruffy Daytonas have been cheaply landed recently, this one brought a little more than expected, perhaps evidence that the market may be rebounding a bit. What will always keep their prices in check is the sheer number of 1,273 built. #261-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA GROUP 4 replica coupe. S/N 15167. Red/black. Odo: 1,979 kilometers. Built to competition car specs in the 1990s. 430 hp, four megaphones, current safety gear. Authentic-looking Plexi nose treatment; lightweight doors, hood, and trunk lid; wide wheel arch extensions. Only minor event wear. Good current circuit form; FIA Hist Tech passport brand new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $274,631. and wheels paint-marked. Original seat leather soiled, with cuts to driver's side. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $108,260. Considering the condition, this should have been enough. It was still $13k below the too-ambitious reserve. #252-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA coupe. S/N 15227. Rossi Chiaro/ black with red inserts. Odo: 86,227 kilometers. Recent hood and front fenders repainted. Headlamp cover flaps paint-pitted. Rear fender 36,514 kilometers. Acquired from 1989 Geneva auction. Factory-fit a/c. Nose chips, some touched up. Paint puckered on alloy wheels. Leather grubby. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $116,953. Including premium, about right on target with the low end of the pre-sale estimate. Fair for all. While thought of as perhaps the best-driving GT of the era, the rather bland styling leaves others cold. #258-1969 FERRARI 365 GTC coupe. S/N 12713. Marrone Colorado (dark brown)/beige. Odo: 84,974 kilometers. Factory-fit a/c. Nose


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GREGOR FISKEN Clearly on-the-button for some instant race gratification. This potent though still steelbodied Daytona deservedly pulled good money. It would take more than $1m more to get a real comp Daytona, so as long as you can find the right events that will let you in, a lot of fun to be had here. #255-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4A DAYTONA spyder. S/N 15535. Red/black. Odo: 26,190 kilometers. One of only 25 Euro-spec spyders equipped with a/c. Bodyrestored and repainted by Bottin in 1999. Claimed to be still completely original, down to the special-order woven fabric trim, some of which was polythylene-wrapped. Appeared to be mint throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $159,531. The very high sale price can be justified by both the royal provenance and the extremely low authentic mileage. Fr Acquired at 2001 Bonhams' Gstaad auction for $404,625. Still mint. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $441,697. Bonhams and their client were probably right in thinking that this genuine factorybuilt ragtop was worth at least $78k more. #268-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA coupe. S/N 16381. Giallo Fly/ black. Odo: 57,829 kilometers. Restored in 1989, then sold to Swiss owner. Delivered new to Italy. Perfect paint. Still spotless, including engine bay and inside trunk. Hammer-dinged rear #251-1982 FERRARI 512 BBi coupe. S/N ZFFJA09S000044937. Rosso Corsa/Magnolia. Odo: 26,015 kilometers. Mostly original paint in good condition. Interior clean. Factory alloy wheels marked. Delivered new to Switzerland. Cond: 2+ SOLD AT $57,977. This near- 1964 Brabham BT8 This Brabham BT8, Chassis no. SC2 64, was originally supplied to Hugh Dibley who campaigned the car for the 'Stirling Moss Automobile Racing Team' in a number of events that season induding Goodwood, Oulton Park and the Silverstone International Trophy. The car crossed the Atlantic in 1967 where it continued to be campaigned by a number of Canadian privateers before returning to the UK in the mid 80s. SC2 64 has recently taken part in the Gentleman Drivers Series as well as also being eligible for the Group 4 Series. #269-1974 FERRARI 365 GTS/BB coupe. S/N 17751. Rosso Dino/beige cloth and leather. Odo: 6,158 kilometers. Odometer absolutely genuine. First owned by King Hussein of Jordan, who specified the 8-track stereo. Fine Historic Automobiles Situated in a Kensington Mews, internationally famous for old cars, we are proud to offer a varied selection of historic automobiles. Our prices are keenly competitive in today's market and we are always interested in buying, part exchanging or selling on clients' behalf cars similar to those below. Please write, phone, fax or e-mail with your requirements. • wheel rims. Various mechanical work done over the years, as expected. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $178,715. This Daytona was stunning. The buyer 's generous valuation showed agreement. Buyers continue to be willing to open their wallets wide for exceptional examples of nearly any Ferrari, while staying penurious for cars with needs. #254-1973 FERRARI DINO 246 GTS Targa coupe. S/N 06240. Rosso Dino/ Magnolia with black. Odo: 37,488 kilometers. Two owners. Rust-free chassis and panels. Small dings to driver's door. Seat leather soiled. immaculate 5 I 2BB with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection found deservedly good money. Despite their costly-to-change belts, Berlinetta Boxers have become the steal of the model range. #272-1984 FERRARI 512 BBi coupe. Black/black. Odo: 37,915 miles. First supplied to California. Timing belts replaced. Clutch renewed in 2003. Paint polish-scratched. 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe Liege-Rome-Liege Rally. The 212 further competed at The Prix de Paris, The 1000 Ions de Paris and The 12hrs of Reims! An extensive restoration was carried out in the late 90's and 0190 has recendy proved itself at the Shell Historic Challenge and the Goodwood Festival of Speed. A stunning and highly eligible entry for events including the Millie Miglia and the Drum Brake Sportscar Series to name a few. This Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe, chassis no. 0190ED was delivered new in April 1952 and was shown that year at the Paris Concours &Elegance before being entered the following month for the Driver's side door edge chipped. Interior very clean. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,295. Although this should have been nearly enough, the auctioneers and owner were looking for nearly $22k more. Brightwork polish-scratched. Alloys corroded. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $113,955. Dinos continue to enjoy appreciation at a surprising rate. This far-from-fine example raised $9,500 above the top estimate. March 2005 #277-1984 FERRARI 400i 2+2 coupe. S/N 48363. Silver/black. Odo: 45,646 kilometers. Third Swiss owner. Rarer manual shift, 412 suspension and wheels. Engine overhauled at some time. Original seat leather grubby. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,987. Manual-shift 400s are generally more desirable and command a premium. This result, $4,120 above estimate, was still surprising as such, and due to brace of Irish punters who had missed out on buying CARS IN STOCK 1963 AC Cobra 289 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ1 1929 Bentley Speed Six 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental 1964 Brabharn BT8 1952 Ferrari 212 Spyder 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe 1960 Ferrari 250GT SWB LHD 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy LHD 1931 Invicta Low chassis S-Type 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'- ex Team Carnoradi 1968 Porsche 910 14 Queens Gate Place Mews, London, SW7 5BQ Telephone 011 44 20 7584 3503 Fax 011 44 20 7584 7403 cars@gregorfisken.com  wwvv.gregotfisken.com


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Bonhams Gstaad, Switzerland to sell. Good-condition 328 GTBs are very affordable, and make excellent cars fir regular use. #270-1989 FERRARI 328 CTS Targa #259, slugging it out until the hammer deternzined a winner. #273-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N 52729. Rosso Corsa/black. Odo: 40,685 kilometers. Turbos, belts, and valves recently renewed; original a/c option. Front spoiler split. soiled and crumpled. Claimed to be mechanically perfect. All service done in owner's workshop. Comes with factory tools. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $34,643. Not quite enough. Only $4,300 or so nzore would have secured this honestly presented car. Rest of panels and paint good. Very minor wear to leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $322,589. One of only 200 built to quail. fr jbr Group B. Although bid to $17,300 below the low estimate, this was just enough for the Greek top bidder to land this red GTO. #259-1987 FERRARI 412 2+2 coupe. S/N ZFFDD24S5000071673. Marrone Metallizzato (bronze)/Magnolia. Odo: 64,950 kilometers. Auto. Stone chip blemishes beneath repainted nose, some cracking to original interior. Mechanically claimed to be very sound. With original service book and mechanical #260-1990 FERRARI F1/90 TIPO 641/2 FORMULA ONE race car. S/N 119. Red/tan suede. 3.5-liter V12. Prost and Mansell raced F1, gifted by Ferrari to and entered by Sir coupe. S/N AFWA20B000072887. Blue Chiaro/cream. Odo: 33,746 kilometers. One owner, delivered to Germany. Original condition. Nose chips. Driver's side leather slightly GP (albeit only in practice) by Gerhard Berger. Mostly immaculate, though many marks to wheels. Complete with spare set of tires on wheels with warmers, and rather useful starter! Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $606,250. Top bidders were not willing to pay $43k more to meet the reserve on this last-ever VI 2-engined Ferrari Fl. #280-1999 FERRARI F1/99 TIPO F399 FORMULA ONE race car. S/N 194. Red/tan suede. Raced (and crashed!) by Schumacher himself. Acquired directly from factory team and freshly serviced by them. Only very minor cosmetic wear to cockpit. Cond: 1-. NOT Frank Williams. Well presented as last raced. Only minor and acceptable cosmetic wear to cockpit. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $519,643. Great car, and a lovely story behind it—given to Williams for his museum as part of releasing Alesi from his driver-contract deal—but there were no takers for this and two other relatively recent Fl Ferraris. #274-199I FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ45 B000088101. Rosso Corsa/red. Odo: 6,743 kilometers. Odo genuine. Late-production restoration bills totaling about $35k. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,987. A local car, entered by Gstaad-based second owner. Despite there being very many of these for sale (and unsold) here in Euroland, this 400 found a new third owner at a current market price. #271-1989 FERRARI 328 GTB coupe. S/N 82234. Rosso Corsa/tan. Odo: 23,384 kilometers. Three owners. ABS, catalyst; a/c and roof spoiler options. Appeared still to be original. example with catalyst. Fuel tanks renewed in _ SOLD AT $848,750. Saint Michael has driven many Ferraris and has scored history-enhancing wins in most of them. Just not this one. As for what chassis number 194 is really worth on the open market, we are none the wiser after this auction. #256-2001 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA roadster. S/N ZFFZR52B000124097. Blue Pozzi/black. Odo: 1,769 kilometers. One owner, Swiss-registered. 5.5-liter V12, same as 550 Maranello. All original, totally mint. -411. 2004. Externally unmarked. Sliding Plexiglas window hatches scratched. Engine bay spotless. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $294,465. Considering the spec, condition, and low mileage, the seller was probablyjustified in seeking at least $320k. Every Ferrari collector should have one! Nose stone-chipped. Driver's side leather very polished. Cam belts recently renewed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,983. Bid just high enough 54  #276-1995 FERRARI F1/95 TIPO 412T2 FORMULA ONE race car. S/N 164. Red/tan suede. Presented as last driven at the Japanese With fitted luggage and matching his and hers race helmets. All books and manuals. Cond: I. SOLD AT $217,081. 448 of these roadsters were made, and each carry a Pininfarina mark. The reserve was just met. According to the purchase invoice on file, less than three years ago this Barchetta cost $299k They were touted as instant collectibles, which is true so long as you don't equate that with good investment.• Sports Car Marker


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PALM SPRINGS Keith Mc Cormick presents the  AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS HELD AT THE NEW  The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by Malron 1111.  104.71m THE OLDIES STATION %c,O % 38th Collector Car Show & Auction' SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26th & 27th, 2005 SPARFso' ( si•" LOCATED AT: REAR OF OUR OFFICE/SHOWROOM 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 61% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Spa Resort & Casino Telephone: (760) 325-1461 or (800) 854-1279 www.sparesortcasino.com And mention Auction for special rate of $189.00 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS. AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by 6 Si A RESORT CAS! ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for prime time replacement - only 80 cars. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. New Englarged Event: This event will now include a SHOW & SHINE car show on Saturday the 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophy's, entertainment, party's, food and auto vendors. $40.00 per car. Vendor booths $200.00. Entry forms on website or call numbers below. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. ( 7 6 0 ) -320-3290 Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com


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 Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions 37th Exotic Car Show and Auction Palm Springs, CA November 20-21, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Soles rate:  Sales total. High sale:  Gene Radcliffe 333 202 S3 371 760 _  Premium: 5% (included in prices of lots sold) by Carl Bontstead Market opinions in italics eith McCormick's crew have settled into their third new auction home in the past four years, and hopefully their events will stay at this latest venue for years to come. While last year's events, held in a downtown Palm Springs parking garage, were lacking in several respects, their latest home at the new Spa Resort Casino is fabulous. The casino, open for only a year, offers a spacious area for the cars under the big auction tent, as well as free parking with shuttle service for spectators and bidders. The hotel offers reasonable rates, and the casino of course is close at hand if you have any money left after buying the car of your dreams. K The area was large enough to hold a classic car and hot rod show that included live entertainment and auto-related vendors. If the 333 vehicles consigned to the auction didn't provide enough tire-kicking opportunities, another 100 or so cars participated in the show-and-shine. McCormick can always be counted on to assemble an eclectic assortment of cars to parade through their auction tent. When was the last time you saw a Boa? Only 13 of these odd little sports cars were built in Ventura, CA, in 1972 and this one failed to go home with a new owner after receiving a high bid of $9,500. A real mutt of a 1977 M-B 450SL saw a high bid of $95 but did not sell; however, a 1992 Alfa Romeo 164L sedan with a long list of issues did at only $1,995. Also, as can be expected at these Palm Springs sales, there were about two dozen Rolls and Bentleys, ranging from a 1999 Silver Seraph, which failed to sell for $77,500, to a 1962 Silver Cloud, selling at $35,700. Most of them offered an inexpen- 56  61% , _ _ Lot 170, 1936 Cord 810 Supercharged Phaeton, sold at $85,050 an unseasonal storm settled over the valley, with temperatures dropping into the 40s and rain pummeling everything in sight. Twenty miles to the west, the 1-10 freeway was closed due to snow and the mountains just to the west of Palm Springs were coated white. While it appeared to have an adverse effect on the general audience turnout, the bidders bundled up and were there in force. McCormick ended up about $200k ahead of last February's event, and offered 40 more vehicles. This continues to be one of my favorite auctions due to the diversity of offerings and the precision with which they conduct their very professional sale. McCormick's 38th auction is scheduled for February 25th and 26th and will also be at their new Spa Resort Casino location. The weather this time of the year is almost always perfect so it will be a great time to put away your snow shovel and escape the cold confines of the north. In the morning, tune up your golf game, and in the afternoon, go buy a new four-wheeled toy. If you can keep your spouse out of the trendy and expensive shops on El Paseo, you'll have a great vacation. And if you can't, well, then just go with the flow and you'll both get trinkets to play with.—CB. sive way to make a splash on restaurant row, but service histories were not on display so the buy-in price may be the least expensive cost of ownership. Fords and Chevys of all descriptions were offered, and combined made up over a third of the offerings. Saturday evening and all day Sunday brown/tan leather. Odo: 32,184 miles. Twin 2bbl carbs, auto. Standard Mulliner Park Ward coachwork. Paint showing age with cracking and spidering. Large scratch on right front fender. Chrome and other brightwork decent. Interior wood presentable. Leather shows nice patina but no serious wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,650. Here's the inexpensive way to get a little respect on El Paseo while shopping. I have a feeling the new owner will soon be on a first-name basis with the service writer at the local R - R store, however #226 1973 JAGUAR XICE SERIES III - roadster. S/N ZFFXC26AH0067391. Brown/ black leather. Odo: 66,104 miles. 4x2-bbl carbs, 4-sp. Poorly painted in an unattractive and unoriginal shade of brown. Extensive chips and touch-up. Oxidized brightwork. Optional ENGLISH #249-1963 JAGUAR MK H sedan. S/N 216733. Black/black vinyl. 3.8-liter 16, twin 2-bbl, 4-sp. Recently retrieved from long-term storage. Odometer at zero. Paint scratched, lacks luster. Trim pitted and oxidized. Windshield – – wire wheels and radio. Interior showed minor wear but was very acceptable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,975. The Series III was produced from 1971 to 1975 and featured the new aluminum V12 engine with the body stretched six inches. It's generally the least-liked XKE. The price paid was all the money for a car with needs. The big unknown is the condition of the priceyto-rebuild V12. #307-1975 MG MIDGET roadster. S/N GAN5UG5432G. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 55,203 miles. Triumph Spitfire 1493-cc engine. Paint in horrible condition—little luster left, with many dings and scratches. Luggage rack. delaminating. Interior worn, but not horrible. Stated that brakes needed attention due to storage. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,610. This Jag needed a lot of help and sold for a bargain. I would have spent a little more for a better roadworthy example but then every collector needs to experience the pleasure of bringing a beater back to life. #408 1969 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRX6228. Two-tone - - Interior worn. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,305. 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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA have no idea what problems lurk under the hood. Cheap now, but it will be expensive soon enough. #328-1999 ROLLS-ROYCE SERAPH sedan. SfN SCALA61E7XCX01898. Saphire blue/cream leather. Odo: 37,498 miles. Owned since new by Texas land baron. Used as a Palm Springs transport until recent purchase of a new Phantom. Some paint chips to front and slight dings on driver's side wood accents, otherwise sharp. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $77,500. Car deserved more money. Perhaps the large number of Rolls offered exceeded demand. In any event, the BMW V12 prevents this car from ever being collectible, but provides reliable power for everyday use. Unfortunately, at this price the car is forced to compete with new high-tech S Class Mercedes and 7 Series Bimmers. But then again, you're one in a million. IRISH #321-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing coupe. S/N SCEOT26T1BD006462. Stainless steel/black. Odo: 11,023 miles. Auto. About 4,000 of these came into this country during their short two-year run. Stainless finish has expected swirl marks. Poorly applied sealer around windows. Body and interior in excellent overall condition. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. These have been inching up the value charts, so the seller may have been correct in not letting it go. On the other hand, there 's no hint as to the mechanical condition. These have finicky fuel systems and electronics at the very least, so you would want to see more documentation and receipts before stepping up with more money. ITALIAN SPYDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBA5414C1015174. Cream/tan leather. Odo: 54,250 miles. Cost $15k when new. Power windows standard. Aftermarket stereo added; a/c. Body straight with no signs of rust. Paint decent with no glaring issues. Glass not chipped. Ugly rubber #138-1982  AUTOSPaTT DESIGNS INC FERRARI 212 E SUPERLEGGERA TOURING COUPE X, MIKE HAWTHORN, 1951 Serial # 0143/6 in its original combination of Touring Blue, Blue leather, RHO, 2.5 liter 12 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. This 212 E has approximately 100 miles since its complete, photo-documented frame off restoration. Given by Enzo Ferrari to team racing driver Mike Hawthorn for his personal use to commute to and from the Grand Prix races and used as the 1953 factory Mille Miglia practice car. Upon leaving the Ferrari factory racing team, this car was purchased by Mike Hawthorn for his personal use and enjoyment, complete documentation is included. Numbers matching example and all body panels are original. This is quite possibly the finest original example of an early racing Ferrari in existence with Its obvious exceptional and unquestionable provenance. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and historically significant example of a vintage Ferrari that will become a welcomed addition to any vintage event world-wide, including the Goodwood revival and Mille Miglia Retrospective. This 212 E is priced accordingly with respect to its condition and provenance. GPOA AC 427 SC by Kirkham, 1965, Blue, 427, 4-speed  Aston Martin Vanquish, 2003, Black/Black, 3k miles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Chiltern Green/Fawn,  2k miles, Touchtronic Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante 2001, Grey/Grey, 7k miles, Auto  Aston Martin DB7 Driv. Dynmcs Coupe, 1998, Green/Tan, 7k miles, 5-spd .... Aston Martin 007 Volante, 1997, Green/Green, 21k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin DB7 Coupe, 1997, Blue/Parchment, 25k miles, Auto  Aston Martin DB7 Volante, 1997, Red met/Magnolia, 18k, Auto  Aston Martin Virago Cpe, 1991, Comish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin Virago Coupe, 1991, Black/Magnolia, 20k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1989, Black/Magnolia, 18k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, BRG/Fawn, 14k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Blue/Tan, 41k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  March 2005  ALFA  ROMEO bumper. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $6,800. '82 was the first full year for Bosch Fl. Both the SCM Price Guide and NADA put this car in the $4k range. The high bid should have done the job and then some. A nice car but not exceptional. Certainly not worth the $ 10k the auctioneer said the owner needed. #247-1987 FERRARI MONDIAL cabrio- let. S/N ZFFXC26A2H0067391. Red/black leather. Odo: 47,415 miles. Presentable paint. Panel fit as expected. No evidence of prior damage. Wear to driver's seat bolster. Aftermarket stereo. No issues with trim. Overall condition Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT: ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 CONVERTIBLE, 2003 Antrim Blue with All Dark Grey leather interior, Blue carpeting edged Dark Grey, 153 miles from new, 6-speed manual transmis- sion, 439 of a total of 99 manufactured for the world wide market. The DB AR1 boasts revised body styling with coachwork by Zagato of Italy, it is powered by an up-rated 'GT version of the V12, with power up to 435 bhp and torque 10 410 lb fl. $258,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB6 COUPE, 1966 Sea Foam Green with Tan leather interior and Tan carpeting, 6,000 miles since complete photo documented restoration by Autosport Designs, Inc., 5-speed, air conditioning & sunroof. Exceptional condition throughout the cost of restoration alone was 6170,000.0011 $149,000.00 $115,000.00 $218,000.00 $128,500.00 $118,500.00 $72,000.00 $68,500.00 $63,000.00 $65,000.00 $75,000.00 $56,000.00 $85,000.00 $89,000.00 $59,000.00 $85,000.00 $59,000.00 wwwautosportdesigns.com AC COBRA 427 STREET CAR, 1967 Black with Black leather interior, 26,000 original miles, 4-speed top loader. Serial # 3275 is well known to the Shelby Registry, it was restored in 1991-92 by well- known Cobra specialists. It is currently in exceptional, well-serviced condition throughout with full history-documentation. It is a 9.5-10 and is without a doubt one of the finest, non-molested examples in existence. $395,000.00 , PORSCHE 911 RS CARRERA LIGHTWEIGHT, 1973 Grand Prix White/Red Graphics with 3,000 miles since documented restoration in Switzerland by marque specialist. This AS Camera Lightweight, serial 4 9113600441 is a first series factory documented M471 lightweight, certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, original color combination & matching numbers. $195,000.00 Austin Healey 3000, 1965, Green/Tan, restored, 4-spd  Austin Healey 3000 MK I, 1960, Healey Blue/White coves/Black,Restored  Austin Mini Cooper, Tahiti Blue White Roof/Tan, 8km, Sport Pack  Ferrari 355 Spider, 1997, Black/Tan, 12k miles, 6-spd  Ferrari 355 GTS, 1995, Green/Tan, 7k miles, 6-spd  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Jaguar XKE V-12 Roadster, 1972, Silver, a/c, 4-speed  Jaguar E-type Roadster, 1967, BRG/Tan, Restored, uprated 5-spd  Jaguar XK-150 Drophead, 1959, Red/Black, restored, 4-spd  $48,000.00 $43,500.00 $19,800.00 $98,000.00 $84,000.00 $58,500.00 $44,500.00 $69,000.00 $74,500.00 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Snyder, 1970, Red/Tan/Tan top, Fully Restored, 5-speed ..$130,000.00 Porsche, 1974, 3.0 Carrera RS, White, Restored, lot 54, FIA Papers  Porsche, 1973, AS Replica, White/Blue Graphics, Restored, Exceptional  Porsche, 1963, 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet, Silver/Black, restored  203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA,PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 57 $245,000.00 $78,000.00 $65,000.00


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA consistent with mileage. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Mondials have never found a strong following here. Service is still an expensive concern; there was no info whatsoever regarding service history and the seller wasn't near the car Offer in the typical price range for the condition, so this one should have gone down the road. AMERICAN #414-1931 REO SPEEDWAGON oil tanker. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 9,705 miles. Equipped with Columbia Tank and restored as a Standard Oil delivery vehicle. Paint to truck standards. Interior done to period standards. heart. Sold well under the money, the buy of the auction. #160-1936 CHEVROLET MASTER coupe. S/N FA749876. Black/tan mohair. Odo: 75,598 miles. 16, 3-sp. Very nice paint with scratch on trunk. New interior. Optional with decent paint, except for a few minor chips and nicks. Mirror broken, windshield wiper missing. Dash cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,690. Not my favorite color for a street-rod pickup. The big V8 must make this very quick, ff not scary. Price paid was higher than expected for the unspectacular presentation. #268-1937 CHEVROLET PICKUP street rod. S/N 2IGD89385. Cream/tan leather/fabric. Odo: 6,164 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Wonderful presentation of a modified pickup that had been featured in several magazines. Flawless paint. Extended cab with Model A Engine compartment clean with no streaks or leaks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,463. Needs oil company signs on doors and more signage on the tank for a little more .flash. These have a real following and the price paid was not out of line with other sales. From a prominent local collection. #109-1932 FORD HI-BOY roadster. S/N 182243784. Coral/tan vinyl. Odo: 3,095 miles. 502-ci V8, blower, auto. Built in 2000 with body/chassis from Ray Brizio. Won first at Grand National Roadster Show. Stunning radio and fender skirts. Aftermarket eyebrows on headlights. Engine compartment well detailed. Glass and trim in good condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,125. The seller was with car all day talking to anyone who expressed interest—a good lesson on how to sell car at auction. The price paid was at the high end of the scale, so the time was well spent. #158-1937 FORD 2-DOOR cabriolet. S/N 413419. Cape Coral, violet flames/tan leather. 350-ci V8, direct-drive cam; Mustang II front end, Hollywood quick-change rear end. 2-3/4 chop, hidden hinges. Steel running boards, hood side panels, and grille. Glass body. Huge stereo, a/c, power rumble seat. All the right stuff for windows. Remote CD player and a/c. Ididit steering column with leather tilt wheel. Highly detailed engine compartment. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Modified pickups continue to be a tough sell. It doesn't seem to matter how nutch you spend building one; they end up in the $25-$35k range. This one was extremely well done but money was about as much as the market will bear #332-1945 WILLYS ARMY JEEP with presentation with paint, engine, and interior of the highest standards. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $59,500. This was a quality piece from a name builder Street rods are a tough sell at most auctions except Barrett-Jackson. This one deserved a lot more money, so we may see it again in January. #170-1936 CORD 810 phaeton. S/N 9131. Black/red leather. Odo: 42,332 miles. Side pipes added for supercharged look. Minor paint spidering and cracks. Leather interior very nice. Trim has minor dents. Rear taillight lens cracked. Unable to open and inspect engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $85,050. With its distinctive coffin nose, the Cord is instantly identifiable to car collectors. This car was a no-sale at $105,000 here in February. The seller had an obvious change of 58 trailer. S/N MB433140. Olive drab. Odo: 1,459 miles. Brought back from Sicily after WWII and completely restored. Trailer is from Korean conflict. Has blackout lights and striking presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,950. The crowd was around this one all day. Little to fault on a street rod that was done to perfection. Price paid was well below the cost of construction, but expect 50 cents on the dollar when it is time to sell any custom. The buyer should have a big smile for weeks to come. #279-1937 FORD PICKUP street rod. S/N 183577907. White/gold/white fabric. Odo: 5,407 miles. Turnpike Cruiser V8 fills engine bay. Auto. Unique grille. Body straight all the extras including period spade and gas cans. Ready for deployment. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The machine gun mount could come in handy for dealing with the goofy Palm Springs drivers; also great for Veterans Day parades and American Legion picnics. Sports Car Market


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA It would cost a lot more than was bid here to restore another one. #193-1951 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 modified convertible. S/N 518B2741. Red/ gray leather. Odo: 1,975 miles. Chevy 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Frenched headlights, shaved handles, unique Cadillac taillights. Continental leather buckets. Striking paint and good chrome. Cadillac hubcaps. A well-presented mild custom. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,800. 4-bbl, auto. Paint horrible. Trim dented. Incorrect wire wheels. Hood ornament missing, leaving big hole. Interior redone with incorrect vinyl rather than leather. Dash cracked and peeling. Tires shot. Little redeeming value here. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,600. These cost $10k new—huge money in the day—and are wonderful drivers when properly sorted out. This one needs everything and then some. Buyer has no chance of being on the plus side of the ledger here, even if he does a quick and dirty restoration. #200-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH149270. Black/black white. Odo: 66,472 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, 2-sp auto. National first-place winner in 2002. Maintained in show condition. Deep, lustrous paint. Engine compartment looks better than when it left the factory. Interior flawless. Saw lots of attention all day at auction. Only reached $31,500 across the block but a little give-and-take later on got the job done. Anyone would be hard pressed to build it for that kind of money. In the end both sides should be happy. McCormick's crew does a good job working the sale if a car does not quite sell crossing the block, and it worked out here. #187-1953  STUDEBAKER COMMANDER REGAL hardtop. S/N G831691. Cream/tan fabric. Odo: 94,729 miles. 233-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint not perfect but okay. Trim pitted. Interior worn; fabric torn. Several books with photos detail the car's restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,463. Owner was selling the car because he was afraid to drive it after winning the national award, which points out the problem with restoring a car to national award-winning standards. Very fair price, maybe even a small bargain. The TBird market just hasn't been going anywhere for the past decade. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE Aftermarket wires, but originals come with car. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,970. '53 was the first year for new styling, and this was top of the line then. Owner was with the car all day talking it up. The time was well spent, as it went for top dollar. So many sellers don't understand that they need to work the crowd before the auctioneers do. #174-1956 CONTINENTAL MARK II sport coupe. S/N C56001454. Black/white/ black vinyl. Odo: 21,038 miles. 368-ci V8, LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS -Ma 1 11.1 J"..t.JAkas WCORLDWI DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com March 2005  59 #196-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E56S001647. Venetian Red/red vinyl. Odo: 95,551 miles. 265-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 3-sp. Two tops. Paint very nice. Grille pitted. Driver's window broken. Windshield delaminating. New interior. Engine compartment clean with no issues. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $41,500. The price bid was more than enough for a car that had some needs. It crossed the block a second time on Sunday and was well below the high bid here. Seller should have taken it. #143-1957 NASH RAMBLER REBEL sedan. S/N 5739F3395. Silver-gray metallic/black nylon/silver vinyl. 326-ci V8, auto. Unique bronze-gold aluminum side trim. Paint has nicks and chips, lacks luster. Chrome and


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA trim pitted. Right rear widow broken. Optional Continental kit. Hole in trunk lid. Missing right front parking light. No effort to detail. Don't-care presentation. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. The limited-production Rebel was Nash's high performance offering. In period, the fuelie Corvette was the only car with faster 0-60 times. This one was a mess. No reason to expect more; seller should have taken the money and not looked back. #180-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N C7FH213245. Dusk Rose/pleated black/white vinyl. Odo: 82,380 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ps, pb. Poor repaint with chips and nicks in color, which is still pink regardless of what Ford calls it. Poor door fit. Decent Two-doors of this bodystyle continue to gain in popularity and value. Originality is compromised here, but this example is well done with a long list of additions and updates. Considering the seller's investment and the buyer getting a car with everything sorted out, this was fair price on both sides. #202-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR hard- chrome. Engine compartment clean. Not advertised with soft top and none visible. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,730. There are always lots of Thunderbirds to choose from at a McCormick auction. The color makes this a chick car, but then again being in Palm Springs broadens the market. The money was about right considering needs and color #372-1957 BUICK SPECIAL convertible. S/N 4D6040560. Red/white/2-tone Cordaveen. Odo: 27,270 miles. 364-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Well-restored example with decent paint and brightwork. Engine compartment clean with top. S/N VC57K167293. Madator red/red vinyl red/silver fabric. Odo: 79 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Turbo Fire V-8 adds to the desirability. Paint done in the right color, finished to high standards. Chrome and brightwork without fault. Interior sparkles. A fresh quality restoration of a desirable Chevy. Cond: 1. SOLD kit. Cool twin fake feeler aerials on roof. Paint and interior presentable but not show quality. An unusual vehicle. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. One of most gadget-loaded cars ever built. Based on the experimental XI/I-Turnpike Cruiser A number were built but few show up at auction. Epitomizes American cars of the late '50s. The price bid here seemed fair enough, but owner didn't agree. #418-1959 EDSEL RANGER sedan. S/N C90F703806. Snow White/white/buff vinyl gold fabric. Odo: 96,245 miles. 292-ci V8, 2bbl, 2-sp auto. Repaint over extensive body rust. Bumpers rechromed. Horse-collar grille pitted and oxidized. Silver duct tape covers more serious damage on grille. Interior decent with no AT $40,425. Sweet, smooth, and sassy was the advertising jingle for '57. Dual 4-barrels made this one of the quickest cars at the time. The price paid was getting close to convertible money but the quality and engine made this a decent buy. Well-done hardtops keep inching up the price scale. #289-1958 CHEVEROLET IMPALA no visible issues. Interior well done with only minor signs of wear. Nice, but not to show standards. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Perfect car for a snow bird to use in the South during the winter months, as he relives his high school days. Price bid here seems like all the money. #284-1957 CHEVROLET 210 coupe. S/N B57213222. Black. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Many recent updates including new 4-speed overdrive transmission and interior. New exhaust, radiator, brakes, and suspension. 6CD changer in trunk. Aftermarket a/c installed. Paint well done. Driven only 6,500 miles past three years. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,688. 60  coupe. S/N R58L183822. Red/vinyl/fabric. Odo: 48,906 miles. 348-ci V8, auto. Very desirable Super Turbo-Thrust option with triple 2-bbl carbs. Respray to acceptable standards. Engine compartment not repainted. Body straight, with major issues. Engine compartment dirty with various fluid leaks and stains. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,565. A sad ending for a car that was not even loved by Ford. The kiss of death was in Feb. 1959 when Henry Ford II said Edsel would be around forever Lasted one more year The price here was cheap, and the buyer will get his money's worth just explaining a footnote in automotive history. uniform gaps. Brightwork redone. Interior well done but steering wheel worn. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Impalas were part of Bel Air line in '58. This one was a striking car from 10 feet, closer not as nice. Super Turbo-Thrust #395-1961 CHRYSLER 300G coupe. S/N 8413-162265. Red/tan leather. Odo: 28,319 miles. 413-ci V8, twin 4-bbl carbs, 3-sp. The seventh edition of the letter-series 300. Striking deep paint with a few minor chips. Interior shows slight wear. Engine compartment highly detailed, with braided hoses. Equipped with a/c, a very costly $510 original option. Windshield wiper scratches. A strong presentation. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,100. Brute horsepower in a luxury car This was the last Sports Car Market adds about 25 percent to the value, but RamJet Fl is even more desirable. The price bid should have bought the car #420-1958 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER hardtop coupe. S/N W506931. Black/red trim/black/red/white fabric. Odo: 28,472 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Overhanging rear roof, retractable rear window, and twin roof-mounted air intakes. Ps, pb. Cruiser skirts and slide-away Continental


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA year for Virgil Exner 's finned look as he was fired in '61. Final bid was way light. Car is worth somewhere in the low $30k range, and a/c could push it even higher. #295-1964 OLDSMOBILE JETSTAR 88 convertible. S/N 834T021743. White/red vinyl. Odo: 78,686 miles. 330-ci V8, 2-bbl, 2sp auto. New vinyl interior. Ps, Pb and cruise control. Paint presentable with minor nicks and chips. Engine clean with no major leaks/ crinkle vinyl. Odo: 33,699 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tarted up with luggage rack, Continental kit, and optional tonneau cover. Poor respray that is scratched and chipped. Moldings oxidized. Trunk fit off, top soiled, right rear window broken. Engine compartment has not recently seen any attention. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $24,150. Its hard to find any redeeming value here. It needs a ton of cash plus love and affection to be brought back to its former glory. Considering the rest of car, the engine most likely holds unpleasant surprises. The seller found someone willing to pay #2 money for a #4 car Take the money and run. #370-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5R09A174053. Rangoon Red/black. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Unimpressive respray. Orange peel and minor runs. Optional styled steel wheels. Factory a/c. Engine compartment clean and tidy. Tach added. Interior in good condition with minor wear to driver's bucket streaks. Chrome very good. Aftermarket 17inch wheels by Boyd. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,025. The entry-level Olds 88 for 1964. Price guides tell us this was too much money for the car. In this case, I would beg to differ This was a decent, inexpensive cruiser that can be driven, at least around Palm Springs, topdown most every day of the year #192-1964 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 824P226322. Marimba Red/red vinyl. Odo: 91,965 miles. 389-ci V8, Tr-Power, 4-sp. Rare documented car. Enlarged copy of build sheet displayed in front of car. Power top, ps. Paint just okay. Trim scratched and pitted. Correct seat. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,163. Price paid was a surprise. Car did not have the desirable K-code engine which could have justified this price. Convertible money for a rather average fastback. #204-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194375S114466. Tuxedo Black/ saddle. Odo: 24,292 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, chrome valve covers and oil filler cap. Redline tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. It is a big plus to have your car 's invoice and not have to dodge questions about original equipment. The price bid did not seem out of line, considering the overall condition. Not sure what the owner was holding out for but it will be hard to find more money. #230-1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 4Y852158883. Rangoon Red/red  March 2005 beauty is more than skin deep This 1965 Jaguar E-Type showed no signs of rust Yet one inch of fiberglass filler was slathered over hidden decay. We build cars that last a lifetime. Call us to restore the car of your dreams. toll free (BBB) 440-0334 local (303) 440-0331 1 1101 lec hill rd #13 hüuldrr. vantaaj 61


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA auto. 300 hp. Optional knock-offs, power windows, ps, pb. Paint deep and luxuriouslooking. Interior excellent. Engine compartment clean and crisp. Little to fault here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,075. Buyer had not looked at the car prior to it crossing the block Said he would never drive car and didn't care how the car ran, as it would just sit in his private garage. The Dark Side of car collecting... #219-1965 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 5R08A196258. Wimbledon White/blue/ white. Odo: 7,878 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body straight with uniform gaps. Very nice repaint in original color. Loaded with options ticket in 1967, and the smaller engine was a yawner I'd want to know more about the engine change. The price paid might have bought a better car #156-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS convertible. S/N 124678N334070. Eng. #18N334070. Matador Red/black houndstooth. Odo: 17,289 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Rare RS/SS combination plus ps, pb. Door gaps were uneven which took away from otherwise striking presentation. Paint to high standards. Correct black nose stripe matched top including power top, a/c, ps. Pony interior; no center console. Styled steel wheels. Attractive presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,300. A strong Mustang that had the important options and desirable V8 engine. If the car was born with everything it was wearing this would be an unusual and rare car A Marti report would tell the whole story. Regardless, it sold in line with the appreciating Mustang market #349-1967 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 7F03C226376. White/black vinyl. Odo: 3,547 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Stated to have rebuilt drivetrain. Mileage not actual. Average panel fit. Paint scratched and chipped. color. Interior excellent, with additional gauges including Tick-Tock-Tach. Crisp engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,500. Second year for the popular Camaro. The RS/SS options cost about $300 in '68 but add thousands now. The 3-sp takes away little excitement though. A no-sale at Gooding 's Pebble Beach sale in August, with $40k bid. Sold for $10k less here. BIG mistake at Pebble. Original color was Springtime Yellow. Trim pitted. Interior decent with poor gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,963. Mustang convertibles have been appreciating, but only for decent examples. This is a case where the buyer should have found another $5k and bought a better example. He will have to spend much more than that to bring this one up to snuff Pay now, or pay a bunch more later #127-1967 DODGE CHARGER hardtop. S/N XP29G72 I 49293. Gold/gold fabric. Odo: 26,319 miles. 383-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Has 383 badges but V1N indicates it was born with 318. Respray to acceptable standards. Body straight with uniform panel fit. Glass scratched. Trim worn and dented. Engine bay clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,345. The 426 Hemi was the 62  #172-1968 FORD MUSTANG R-CODE fastback. S/N 8F02R192126. Acapulco Blue/black vinyl. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rare R-code fastback. Low Riser heads, GT package. Marti records. Majority of paint original, showing wear around doors. Original interior clean with minor wear. Engine compartment clean. Original window sticker but VIN and warranty plate also missing. Stated to have matching numbers and dated engine and drivetrain. Appeared in several magazines. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,950. One of about 994 R-code fastbacks with Cobra Jet engine. The 428 Cobra Jet produced over 400 hp and the engine listed for $507. Documentation is the key with performance Mustangs. Price seemed cheap enough for a real muscle car #197-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 12439N517549. Matador Red/red/ black houndstooth. Odo: 79,780 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory a/c, pb. Lustrous paint. Engine bay clean but not detailed. Aftermarket stereo and wheels. Clean presentation with no major issues. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,275. A well-restored car that looks a little pale compared to the RS/SS convertible in the sale. Price paid was in line with recent sales, but don 't expect much of a future upside. #376-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 convert- ible. S/N 342670M161364. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 40,660 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Oldsmobile's performance leader. Deep, nice paint. Body straight and solid. Gaps uniform and straight. Interior shows minimal wear. Good glass. Restored to high standards and in the right color. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,400. The 4-4-2, as it was called out on the car; was a separate series and included all Cutlass equipment plus a handling package, performance engine, and hood scoops. These tend to be undervalued. This excellent example sold well above the current market range, but it was still a good value. #111-1972 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS convertible. S/N 3J67H2R198815. Red/white vinyl. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. No Hurst package. Power windows. Re-spray to marginal standards. Left rear window scratched. Lots of overspray and orange peel. Interior presentable. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,275. Last year of the true Cutlass convertible. It's hard to justifir the price paid here considering the poor re-spray. Perhaps the Sports Car Market


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Palm Springs Auction Palm Springs, CA Interior clean. Presented with original brochures. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The Boa isn't even listed in the Standard Catalog of American Cars. Most cars that are this rare are rare for a reason, and this was a child that only a mother could love. Looks like Qfrog on steroids. buyer will get whole by spending a few dozen hours wet sanding and buffing. #120-1972 BOA T-top coupe. S/N 77010. Red/tan fabric. Odo: 990 miles. 1795-cc 14, 4-sp. #10 of 13 that were manufactured in Ventura, California. Body straight and solid. Rear-mounted engine was clean with no visible concerns. Dull paint. Trim starting to oxidize. #371-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 6L676Q169220. White/white leather. Odo: 28,642 miles. In 1976 Eldo was the world's largest car. Body straight. Paint decent, but with lots of small rock chips. Leather interior in good condition. Carpets show minor extra parking spots and place a high value on 28,000 miles of driving with the top down. #103-1986 GAZELLE MERCEDESBENZ 540K REPLICA. S/N B1858. Cream/ brown fenders/tan fabric. Odo: 15,303 miles. Dull paint, with a few chips and scratches. Unattractive turn signals in front. Glass has wiper scratches and minor chips. Interior decent with no rips or seam separation. Engine compartment not detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,138. These give replicas a bad name. For the money spent, there are a dozen options that at least have a sense of style and design. I'm sure the buyer disagrees.• wear. Windshield scratched. Engine compartment clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,588. One of 14,000 last convertibles by GM. Cost $11,049 when new Many held on to these for investment, but Microsoft stock would have been a much better choice, unless you have two Passionate enthusiasts as well os Concours competitors consider zymol 0 to be the world's finest and purest outocare products Ingredients derived from nature and on over oH Hance of rare Brozdron comIr rbo hr.111antly cro■ocr your ci d automobile www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 d tradema.l. —01 Enterprises Inc 0 2004 ' -.erpr zymtiL Display Your Passion'


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Kruse International Las Vegas, NV  —.■•••• •••••„... INTERNATIONAL Kruse International Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas, NV October 29-30, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots offered:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse 187 97 52% $1,716,422 Lot 725, 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, at 93,700 Buyer's premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) by B. Mitchell Carlson and Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics or those of us who follow both the collector car hobby and the automotive aftermarket industry, Kruse's third auction event at Mandalay Bay proved to be an interesting automotive precursor to the annual SEMA convention. The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association's annual show is the world's largest closed (public not allowed) automotive convention, and is now the largest convention in Las Vegas, finally surpassing the computer geeks at CO1VIDEX. To add another element of weirdness, the auction was held in conjunction with a major antique firearms show and coin show. When I got bored with re-runs on Saturday, I was able to pop over to the gun show and seek out parts for my collection of M1903 Springfields and M1 Garands. Nearly half of the auction lots were from the collection (Kruse referred to it as a "living estate") of car gatherer Ernie Coneen. Flathead V8 Fords made up a sizeable part of Ernie's collection, but he generally bought any car that tickled his fancy. Otherwise, the lots were the same types of soup-to-nuts cars that are generally considered to be collectible, and had there only been cornfields just outside rather than the bright lights of the Strip it would have felt more like a scaleddown version of their Auburn auctions. In fact, I'd seen several of the cars here at the Auburn auctions this year. F with no signs of wear or usage. Robust-sounding exhaust note hints that the engine may have been built to higher-than-factory-spec performance. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,906. Further proof that well-done Healeys are selling for strong money Even lousy ones are increasing in value, but this is the way you want to buy one—with all the hard restoration work done and paid for While not a bargain, this wasn't money wasted. GERMAN #469-1987 PORSCHE 959 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ95ZHS900037. Black metallic/gunmetal leather. Odo: 35,328 kilometers. Dealer consignment from California. Federalized recently under the Bill Gates law. Very light nicks on part of the front fascia, otherwise the original paint is in very good condition. Very light driver's seat bolster wear; interior shows minimal use. Original Bridgestone RE-71s still even have serviceable tread. Some accessory A few years ago when the Dean & Co. traveling circus held their fall sale out at the Imperial Palace, it seemed to have a bit more pizzazz and was more of a draw for us hard-core car guys who would be in town anyway for the SEMA show. The feel I had this year was that it was just another venue to peddle some old iron, with the same cadre of dealers that we're all on a first-name basis with, with little effort to bring in fresh faces. 64  history, but the Old Money folks who were their clientele weren't much for sports cars, so it was typically a one-year-only affair This car was cataloged, but not run. When its lot number came due, Dan Kruse declared it had sold off the block. Now, it 's oddly absent from Kruse 's post-auction listing of cars that sold (Just to add a little more confusion, it was declared sold by Kruse at their October Hershey auction just three weeks earlier for $132,000.) Somehow, it seems more proper that it didn't find a new home, as the money is short by at least $501( here on what is generally one of the most desirable Packards of all time. #846-1930 LASALLE SERIES 340 convertible sedan. S/N 205178. Light and dark green/tan leather. Odo: 52 miles. 341-ci V8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Professionally restored approximately 5 years ago to the specifications of the factory build sheet. Judged to Cadillac-LaSalle Club Senior status. Superb paint prep work and application. Clear vinyl protective covers over the cloth softtop and cloth-covered trunk. Engine bay is impeccably detailed and well maintained. Passenger compartment shows no Sports Car Market ENGLISH #741-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK H (BJ7) convertible. S/N HBJ7L22747. Light blue metallic and white/navy and white leather. Concise restoration done recently, with professional paintwork and better-than-factory panel fit. Excellent plating. Superbly detailed engine bay and undercarriage. Neat-as-a-pin interior Here's my advice: Something surely could have been coordinated with SEMA to get the word out on this event and invite some of the thousands of media, dealers, execs, and company reps in town for the convention. After all, they're all car guys, and kicking tires has got to be at least as much fun as looking at three hundred booths full of nitrous tanks and under-car neon.—B.M.C. floormats and minor service items added, but otherwise sporting the original materials with which it left Zuffenhausen. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $171,000. Seriously under the money if the mechanicals all check out. The hardest work has been done—getting a California title for it. All that needs to be done from here is to enjoy it and be the envy of the next PCA track day. Plus get free entry to the Paris-Dakar Retrospective (they do have one, don't they?) AMERICAN #742-1930 PACICARD 734 speedster. S/N 184029. Navy blue and white/white leather. Odo: 99 miles. 349-ci V8, 2x 1 -bbl, 4-sp. Restored approximately a decade ago to the highest standards, then brought to concours and toured. AACA Senior car in the mid-1990s. Some swirl marks appearing on the darker paint hues. Signs of fluid leaks and minor road dust on the undercarriage. Accessory grille guard and fender-mounted parking lights. Interior is in exceptionally good condition (especially the white leather). With only some light wear on seat edges. An older restoration, just starting to deteriorate. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. The 734 Speedster was Packard's sportiest regular-production car in its entire


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Kruse International Las Vegas, NV signs of wear since restoration. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. The final bid was well below the market, and it may not have even covered the restoration costs. While CCCA Full Classics are still in a state of declining values, well-restored open cars like this one will always have a broader appeal and at least hold their value. #817-1930 REO FLYING CLOUD 20 sedan. S/N 5113B2039. Green metallic with black fenders/green cloth. Dual sidemounts with accessory mirrors mounted atop each one. Aftermarket vent windows, single foglamp (mounted off center), farm-implement-grade turn signals on top of the bumpers. Well-applied paint and acceptable replating of all chrome. Tires on the ground don't match the pair on the sidemounts, plus all six are yellowing. Fuzzy cloth interior was redone in materials inferior to original manufacturer, thus now showing excessive wear for relatively little use. Seems to run nicely, with virtually no smoke or noise. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,920. Fully priced for an independent-brand 4-door from the Depression era, especially for an amateur restoration. Expect it to depreciate slightly, so the owner might as well drive it sparingly. Hardly a show car, but if touring is your thing, at least it will probably be the only 1930 REO in your AACA chapter or at the local Dairy Queen, where you can tell folks that this is not the Speedwagon. #794-1941 FORD V8 1/2-ton pickup. S/N 18-6488267. Blue metallic with gunmetal fenders/blue vinyl. Flathead V8, 3x2-bbl, 3-sp. Part of a 100-unit collection offered at no reserve. More modified in lieu of being street-rodded. Combination of correct restoration outside but modified interior (especially seating). Many speed parts installed, all of which are dusty and in need of detailing. Swirl marks on paint, scratches indicative of a car cover rubbing in places. Tires are oxidizing and starting to crack. Purchased from a prominent Midwest dealer at the Silver Fountain Hills auction in January 2001. A good-quality five-year-old restoration, starting to run down from neglect. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,740. Since it was purchased in 2001 for $12,500, it proves that you can make money on the right collector car not only by just letting it sit, but also by not even taking care of it. It's one thing to have 100 cars, yet another to be able to take care of them. Undoubtedly, selling it was the best thing, as the new owner will lavish better care upon it—even if they only change the oil and wash it. #713-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 876H561277. Medium blue CLASSIC AND  VINTAGE CARS ,weynxi ofde mode/J reak ireekrevals Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: 1952 Frazer-Nash lemons 1969 Lola T-70 MK III B 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Cony. 1928 Vauxhall Hurlingham Speedster 1948 Lincoln Continental Cony 1931 Ford Hotrod (The Mazza Rdstr.) 1948 Alfa 2500 SS Touring Coupe 1967 Fiat Dino Spyder 1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghia Coupe 104(4(a/n/t DIVISION OF DRAGONE VINTAGE CARS We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to  DISTRIBUTOR OF us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at 1935 MG-PB supercharged Roadster ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com, or the addresses below: Sales Monny@dragoneclassics.com , Borrani Dayid@dragoneclossics.com , Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com, or by phone ot 203-335-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 March 2005 65


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Toronto International Fall Classic Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 22-24, 2004 metallic/red leather. V12, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Recent basecoat/clearcoat repaint done to an excellent standard, with excellent body prep work. Replated brightwork. Original interior holding up quite well, with some wear on seating surfaces, but no cracking. Some light tears on both inside door panels. Accessory passenger's side door mirror. New wide whitewall radial tires. Nicely presented, but not to a concours standard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,480. For the money, this was a pretty good deal. If the occasionally problematic flathead V12 runs as good as the rest of the car looks, this will be an excellent tour car Just don't expect to show it beyond the local cruise-in without spending a ton of dough. #779-1978 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK V DIAMOND JUBILEE coupe. S/N 8Y89S885471. Diamondfire Blue Metallic/ blue velour. Odo: 81,804 miles. 400-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. California emissions specification powertrain, power moonroof option. Older correct basecoat/clearcoat repaint that looks nice on the outside (to include proper hand-brushed pinstriping). Shoddy masking in less-seen areas. Vinyl half-top is faded and Auctioneers: ...Rod Egan, Brent Earlywine, Phil Faulkner Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale.  383 171 45% S2,572,660 Lot SP124, 1957 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, sold at S57,727 Premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) by Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics ollowing the fanfare of last summer's all-star 25th-anniversary celebration, RM Auctions finished its most successful auction season ever with its Fall Toronto-International Collector Car Auction, staged at the giant Expo Center in Mississauga, just across the street from the Toronto International Airport. Among the big winners here were the food vendors and those selling admission tickets. Despite cool outside temperatures, a decent crowd was on hand for the afternoon viewing and first session of the sale on Friday night. Saturday found the house packed to the rafters, with a tight, standingroom-only crowd that seemed to be paying strict attention to every car that went over the block. Sunday crowds were a little lighter. Having covered this sale for the past sev- F its cotton seam thread is falling apart. Heavily faded cloth interior, especially on tops of seats. Driver's seating surface, door panel, and carpeting worn, but not torn. Seems to run rich, but has a smooth idle—uncommon with these problematic Motorcraft 2-barrels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,400. This Ford 75th anniversary model, while being the most popular Mark V for collectors of big '70s iron, only brings big money if the miles are minimal with like-new condition. This one's just inner-city used-car fodder. To wit, an unspectacular cai; in unspectacular condition, selling for retail.* eral years, I've seen noticeable changes in who attends, which seems to have greatly affected the overall sales numbers. For the 2002 edition of this event, just two years ago, a Canadian dollar could be bought for $.63 U.S., which brought a number of dealers from south of the border up to Canada for some great bargains. Last year, when the exchange had shifted up to $.72 U.S., fewer Americans were in the crowd compared to locals spending the Canadian "Looney." This year, the rate was set at $.83, which meant that most of the U.S. buyer's bargaining power had been absorbed. No longer were there jokes about the value of Canada's currency. However, despite the weaker U.S. dollar, the Canadian economy continues to be in a slump, which has limited the number of Canadian buyers. ity restorations or preserved vehicles commanded and received strong prices, but cars in less-than-perfect condition suffered at a As with any collector car, true qual66 Sports Car Market greater rate with the increased anticipated cost of restoration and labor. Trying to detect what was real steel or putty took an extra look or two with each car, and if you hadn't inspected the cars ahead of time bidding was really a crapshoot. Several dealers did bring some rather interesting and outstanding cars to the sale; however, the prices called from the block didn't reach the levels needed to have new owners drive them away. One of the joys of covering this sale is the chance to see a number of vehicles that were never sold in the lower 48. A Plymouth Valiant from the mid-1960s that looked like our Dodge Dart, pickups wearing Mercury nameplates, or something that looked like a Chevelle but wore Pontiac Beaumont badges: all were a real treat. It also gave us a chance to occasionally see vehicles fitted with metric-system speedometers and odometers. This sale had traditionally been a tough one with nothing near record numbers, but Canadian-based RM has always looked to this event as its flagship hometown sale. While the economic situation here wasn't the best, they still managed to get $2.5m hammered sold, a decent weekend's work.—P.S. ENGLISH #416-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 817262. Red/black pleated leather. Odo: 73 miles. Chrome wires. A vintage custom, done when new by George Bards. Garish enclosed sidemounts. No fatigue seen in metal. Paint had some checking on fenders. Seats showing use. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,670. The sidemounts really took away from the car's original design beauty. Even though we found this a tough pill to swallow for our own tastes, the car still had a proven heritage and was well worth the bid plus some more. Keeping it was probably the right thing for the seller to do. #406-1955 SUNBEAM TALBOT ALPINE convertible. S/N EF456201. Burgundy/black


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada leather. Odo: 59,475 miles. 4-sp. Presented in unrestored condition. Older repaint. Original inside and out. Needing a full restoration, but retaining its impressive, if a bit garish, visual presentation. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,661. We can only see this car doing about twice the selling price when redone, which would take four or five times the bid to make it top-notch. However its uniqueness and elegance might be worth it to the right person. #SPI9-1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES II convertible. S/N 1R13032. Light yellow/ black leather. Odo: 40,036 miles. 4-sp, twin Zenith carbs, chrome wires. Softtop showed a 1998 build date. Paint appeared to be from the same era. Overspray and poor masking. Some done cheap and cheerfully. Hood fit off; some repairs noted in rear. Minor chrome pitting inside and out. Dash pad lifting. No cracked glass or parts falling off, but very dirty. Cleaning the car, especially underhood, might have been more encouraging to bidders. Looked like it had been ridden hard and put away dripping. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,848. JensenHealeys will never be collectible like the earlier Austins. They just weren't very good cars to start with. A very fair offer was turned down here. #SP57-1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III convertible. S/N UE1S24543. Dark blue/ tan leather. Odo: 103,167 miles. 4-sp, chrome wires. Older repaint with orange peel noted on front clip. Boot area looked original but was Dual Webers, 4-sp. Factory paint was still holding up well, with no signs of accident or rustout. Some chrome showing pitting. Underhood just crying for attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,867. 190SL popularity continues to grow, with even rough examples pulling down good money. #187-1963 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 124351. Light yellow/black leather. Odo: 89,105 miles. Recent repaint but not up to original quality. Sanding marks and specks seen. Front bumper seemed to be frowning as waves seen in rear quarter panels; soft trim was a tad sloppy. A good overall detailing job would have helped. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,090. Can fault the bidders for not being more confident. Considering the condition the car was presented in, a $200 detail might have brought up to $5k more in bids, which could have sent this car to a new owner #104-1972 ROVER MINI sedan. S/N B20S953536A. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 13,721 miles. Recent repaint over acceptable bodywork for a daily driver. Left door needed some adjustments, undersides showed some recent getting a little edgy. Deserved some attention both under the hood and underneath, with seepage noted around the heads. Car ran well without excess smoke. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $47,310. V12 prices are on the upswing, but not to levels above the price offered here for the condition presented. Seller really should have had second thoughts on this decision. #SP07-1974 MGB convertible. S/N GHD5UE358771Q. Red/black leather. Odo: 71,443 miles. Patched bodywork with economy paint. Nice bumpers. Amateur interior it pointed downward. Chrome wheels. Updates to headrests and audio. A comfortable driver, but not a concours candidate. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,430. Bid was well within the limits of the current market trends. Any more would leave little room to take care of the little things needed and have any chance for a profit, let alone enjoyment. #186-1967 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 196204. Dark gray/black leather/gray velour. Odo: 75,597 miles. Splotchy paint. Rough wheels hastily painted instead of cleaned. Undersides showed plenty of road use. Interior attention. Small ding in hood and decklid. Some cleanup, but not a restoration by any means. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,715. Among Minis, this is a rare example even in the U.K. But for the condition, the bid was near top dollar Should have sold. #SP46-1973 JENSEN-HEALEY convert- ible. SN 12380. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 49,904 miles. Dual Webers, 4-sp. Older repaint workmanship. Top needs lots of help. Simply ghastly underhood. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,403. The bid was a gift from above. Car needed lots of attention inside and out. The owner was smart to take the money and run. GERMAN #SP34-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010022365. Medium blue/saddle leather. Odo: 50,745 kilometers. replaced with super-cheap seat covers. Radio hole in dash not so charming. Seemed to run just fine. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,300. Really a very generous offer for the car presented. While there were no visible body problems, there were no signs of any care in its history either #401-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE hardtop coupe. Dark blue/navy leather. Odo: 19,119 miles. Auto. Shoddy bodywork, economy chrome plating. Crazed lenses, wiper marks on windscreen. Tired leather with split wood. Engine seemed to run well. Cond: 3-. 68 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada NOT SOLD AT $7,885. Claims offull restoration in 2000 must have been a joke. Bid seemed like manna from heaven. Seller must have been in another room when this hit the block, otherwise I'm sure he would have happily called this one sold. #SP06-1976 PORSCHE 911S targa coupe. S/N 9116211355. White/black leather. Odo: 145,775 miles. A few years on the paint, but plenty of shine and depth left. Soft trim showed signs of use but no abuse. Wiper marks on the crazing. A/c appeared to need some servicing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,762. Had been generously bid to $20,700 and was no-sale. This lesser deal was completed off-block, which makes one wonder what the seller was thinking when it was under the hammer AMERICAN #5P138-1912 FORD MODEL T SPEEDSTER. S/N ASD09T98330512038. Eng. #12319809. Royal Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 1 mile. Hand-assembled vehicle with authentic parts and repro items. Very good windshield. Really could have used a deep detailing with attention to the engine compartment and undersides. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,483. Below some price guides for the condition, which meant a jolly-good bargain for the buyer and no more worries for the seller if all the upgrades have been done. #467-1980 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 9IA0141820. Red/black leather. Odo: 124,300 kilometers. Slantnose and whaletail; lots of flash added. Updated wheels and brakes. Paint dark brown leather. Odo: 113 miles. 218-ci supercharged 16, 3-sp. Full and complete restoration, with a number of awards showing the quality of workmanship. Underneath just as nice as above. Interior done to factory standards. Mechanicals appear in excellent condition. Solid and good-looking. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,748. Probably about half the restoration costs were recovered in this sale. Lots of history with the recycled Cord 812 body. While not a bargain, still a very good buy for the high bidder workmanship. Looked good with its monocle windscreen and reworked lights. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $16,600. Being a new car the cost had to be much more than the bid. For investment potential one would be better off buying the real deal. #SP135-1941 GRAHAM HOLLYWOOD SC sedan. S/N ZFFZS49A4Y0119588. Green/ Ferrari Restoration Headquarters www.reoriginals.corn phone: 713-849-2400 was professional but aging. Headliner problematic near the sunroof. Decent workmanship all around. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,070. There were plenty of Porsches at this sale to choose from, but this was the glitziest Good for a Sunday drive. But mechanicals should be inspected before going eventing or off the beaten path. ITALIAN #105-1977 FERRARI 365 GT4 coupe. S/N F101AL18371. Red/light tan leather. Odo: 63,135 kilometers. Original Cromodoras showed some staining and tires had use. Wheel Ferran DI/10 & Daytona Seat Covers Ferrari 355 Spider Complete Seats & Upholstery Kits Ferrari 275 GTB and Lusso Complete Seats & Upholstery Kits "Mousehair" Dash aterial Square-Wea  Carpeting  wells indicated plenty of use that looked like the near-40,000 miles indicated. Minor lens Mardi 2005 69 Bouclé Carpeting #SP128-1950 FORD CUSTOM convertible. S/N BOLB151478. Chartreuse/tan leather. Ferrari 250. 275. Daytona. 330. 348. 400i. F-40 Steering Wheels Competition Steeringwheel Fits Most All Ferraris


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada Odo: 21,705 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Full professional restoration was excellent. Only exception was front suspension crossmember. Equipped with all the toys, including radio and heater. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $33,200. Shoebox Fords are becoming highly sought after by both rodders and early V8 fans. Two years ago this bid would have been heaven; today it still needs a little more sugar. #124-1951 MERCURY M-1 1/2-ton pickup. S/N 4798K14380. Light gray w/black fenders/black vinyl. Odo: 70,850 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A homemade restoration that looked good enough for the county fair car show but needed lots of improvement to play trim/white vinyl-red cloth. Odo: 72,165 miles. 235-ci 16, I -bbl, 3-sp. Very well done. No signs of major body repairs to cab or bed. Some minor pitting noted to rear chrome pieces. Tinted glass and all the other toys appeared proper for the era. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $26,560. Pickups in general have been on a major upswing fbr pure quality. This example was a little shy of perfection, but the price was real market value on either side of the border #SP111-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA43565L. Medium aqua/white/aqua leather. Odo: 89,898 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Restored but to a standard well below factory standards. Seats a little loose. Underside clean but not perfect. interior, and under the wheel wells. Engine bay was correct, with proper accessories like PS, pb, radio, heater, clock. Top worked without any problems. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,753. This price was a good buy for the bidder but not a huge bargain. Ready for enjoyment by a collector or for a little profit with some luck come spring. #5P79-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 857H24859. White w/blue trim/blue with white leather. 347-ci V8, FI, auto. Needed full cosmetic redo, which probably indicated a mechanical rebuild as well. Top redone in 1975, repaint looked even older. on the concours line. Bodywork solid. Many shortcuts on the interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,695. Canadians 'pride in their automotive heritage has brought the Mercury pickups up to par with their Ford relatives north of the border. For some reason, at a U.S. auction this offer probably would not have been attainable. #NR15-1952  STUDEBAKER CHAMPION hardtop. S/N G740504. Maroon over creme/red plaid nylon. Odo: 45,455 miles. 3-sp. Paint is at least two decades old, chrome shows minor pitting all around. Interior done with budget in mind. No signs of rustout and A fresh quickie restoration that still needed a few loose ends tied up. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,140. One of the most attractive cars ever built. With the battery under the floor, a borrowed power-brake booster and other engineering marvels, this Premiere is unusual in several aspects. The seller either had a lot of money in this jewel or a crystal ball gave him bad advice. #SP 123-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S100610. Turquoise/ white/white vinyl. Odo: 3,169 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Professional restoration. Near flawless paint, but chrome showing some discoloration. Replacement non-OEM-style Original interior needed help. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $58,100. With about a $70k freshening, this car would be in the $100k range. So the most a dedicated restorer could lose would be about $30k. Let's just call it resto-math. Could have been cut lose without regrets. #SP53-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 2-dr wagon. S/N 20935W139660. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 98,856 miles. 145-ci H6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Older decent repaint. Very well preserved, but signs of rust starting in tailgate well preserved. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,108. Unusual body style. This was one of the better bargains at the sale and offered a great starting point for restoration. Unfortunately, it will probably come back to life in turquoise and coral with a 350 under the hood. #SP104-1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO pickup. S/N H255K013040. Ivory with red glass. Manual brakes and steering. Original tachometer and AM radio reported to work. Shows signs of usage but was very well cared for. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,630. Bid was a bit below most market values for this condition south of the border Despite strong Canadian dollars, the economy put the brakes on this car's sale. #SP40-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER retractable hardtop. S/N D7RW196195. Black/white vinyl with black cloth. Odo: 51,090 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored at least a year ago, clean and matching original build plate. Some detailing needed around A-pillar base, throughout 70 could spell trouble. Factory interior holding up very well. Unusual car with good amount of toys. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,545. Offered by a successful dealer No bargain hunters could score here. The bidding went way above most value guides, and he still took it back home. #5P63-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE split-window coupe. S/N 30837S119743. White/red vinyl. Odo: 54,947 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Near-perfect paint made the not- Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada red vinyl. Odo: 9,188 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. AM radio, no a/c. Delivered new to New England. Minor pitting on die-cast chrome. Economy interior. No signs of rust-through. A rather basic T-bird with average presentation. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,205. A very healthy bid. The needed cosmetic work would put this one well over top-car values. #133-1964 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX so-perfect chrome stand out like a sore thumb. Interior needed some detailing. Rather tidy underhood. Excellent original-looking tinted glass. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,690. This was quite a bit below real market value for the condition presented. No problem with the seller deciding to hold on to this one; the market will go nowhere but up. #SP 118-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD hardtop coupe. S/N 3Y83Z144765. White/ after plying the roads of Australia. An unusual car that needed a full restoration from top to bottom, inside and out. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $5,810. Preserved or well restored, these are very hot on the market. The steering wheel on the right is novel and rare but brings down the appeal and value. Lots of potential here, coupe. S/N 894L77057. White over green/ dark brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 74,188 miles. 42 I -ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Chrome parts had ample pitting. Sheetmetal in solid condition but turning this bid down was not the wisest thing to do. #SP122-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S108504. Sunfire yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 54,058 miles. 390hp/427, 2x4bbl, 4-speed. Top-shelf restoration on a numbers-matching car with period extras like Gold-line tires, AM/FM, pipes. No a/c. Undercarriage could have been detailed just a tad better before the sale. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $61,835. Price bid was a little below the current market. Seller might have been able to do even better south of the border, where there is a larger market. #SP137-1967 SHELBY GT 500 fastback. S/N 8TO2S130895. Light green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 42,220 miles. Excellent restoration from a couple of years back. Some lumpy metal I &An tovelgwees 1937 HodsonTerraplane 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman L It TM A N it4 Anw.mysb,avvtio.@c6)ra Stock We S1ecks/4e **a Cielopoesa Spook ems and olowtican. Clasaa 1934 Bentley 3.5 litre 1939 Lincoln Zephyr 1954 Kaiser Barrio 1950 Chia Delahaye 1919 Roamer 1929 Cadillac rate'. MeQuayNorris Streamliner 1937 Cadillac V16 HYMAN LTD. 2310 CHAFFEE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO. 63146 PHONE 314-524-6000 FAX 314-692-0830 EMAIL SALES@HYMANLTD.COM A11■111,U ANEW March 2005  71


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada with white stripes/white vinyl. Odo: 31,406 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Professional restoration and display. Straight body, tight interior. Nothing missed. All this beauty's assets could be seen, appreciated, and bid on. Flawless in execution. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,625. This deal was put together off the block after bidding had died at a much lower figure. The miracle of a beautiful car in the rear quarters, but very minor. Car was kept locked up and behind the railing, blocking full inspection. Looked nice, but definitely not perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,048. With the sharp increase in interest of these cars, this was a good price. If it had been the R-code KR, one could have added 25-30% to this bid, even in the cool Canadian economy. #SP127-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS coupe. S/N 124379N577811. Black Heavily worn inside and out. A very tired car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,750. A full restoration was in order for this unique body design. Prior to hitting the block, swarms of people were looking at this car This bid seemed awfully high to me, and it still didn't sell. #SP30-1969  Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ,-'.' ., ...7  -....,-  fff-sraT ..,  4 ...a, ROADRUNNER coupe. PLYMOUTH S/N RM2 IN9A295861. Yellow with black hood/ black vinyl. Odo: 32,217 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Many of the restored cars at this sale had less than decent repaint. This car was the exception. Near flawless application. Panel fit, soft trim, engine bay all fussed-over to the nth degree. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $31,125. The price #SP23-1969 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA FORMULAS fastback. S/N BJ29P9B386655. White with black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 7,735 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mostly solid sheetrnetal, mostly authentic parts. offered was a bit below real market value, but not really an insult. It didn't have the big 440 or legendary Hemi, but it did have matching numbers and went beep-beep. #SP120-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 coupe. S/N 124870N565015. Blue metallic with black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 71,071 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint showed good application and striping was in correct positions. Exterior chrome trim presented some pitting in the grille surround. Some shortcuts noted on interior. Space-saver spare seemed out of place in this muscle-machine. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,730. Long overlooked by collectors and with short supply for this model year, values of the '70 Camaros are coming up. This was a strong offer, either side of the border #414-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS coupe. S/N 1363701517178. Red with black Putting a Spoiler on a Civic Doesn't Make It Fast. So when we set out to make the SCM website better, we knew we had to do more than just make it look nice; we had to give it more content, have it load faster, and make it easier to navigate. "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web. 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 72 Every Car Profile Jrom 1993-Present Latest Automotive News Updated Daily Expanded Section of - New Car Reviews • Larger Special Event Gallery Page ,l lore Logical Navigation 1:41ster Loading Pages Stop by todaywww.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market gra. n..... -  - EME111111=1 ■ ■ Sports Car Market Magazine fig& •


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RM Auctions Toronto, Canada bit of a novelty vehicle from that '70s era. This price seemed like plenty of money and then some. About two times its original cost must be the limit of nostalgia. stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 27,759 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint was not that old but had some tinting problems. Chrome showed minor pitting. Some glass dirty. Engine compartment decent but not impeccable. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,410. Another car where the bid was really below the retail market value. If a dealer wanted to sell the car cheap, he would do it off the auction block #403-1970 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 2423701101072. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 592 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent restoration with eye towards authenticity including Goodyear Eagles and Rally II wheels. Paint shows a few specks. Interior clean but not spotless; tidy but not detailed underhood. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $18,260. This one still needed a little help all around, but nothing major The seller was right in thinking the bid just wasn't enough for a quality car #SP52-1976 CHEVROLET VEGA KAMMBACK 2-door wagon. S/N 1V15B6U126470. Light tan/tan vinyl. Odo: 64,362 miles. 140-ci 14, 1-bbl, auto. Original paint all around. No sign of body damage or rusting. Weatherstrip rubber shows some splitting. Bright trim had scuffing and signs of usage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,723. A Interior was done in a fashion that the factory never offered. Complete underhood, but in need of TLC. Look out Smokey, here comes the Bandit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,526. 25 years after Burt Reynolds hung up his driver 's cap, these cars still generate a certain amount of excitement. As the nostalgia hits its high, watch prices for decent-looking but really overall mediocre examples continue to climb.• #147-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87K9N136850. Silver with bird decal/ black velour. Odo: 6,582 miles. 400-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. New hood decal and recent repaint. No major body waves, dents, or bubbles noted. We S'ete ateema c,iid /avestmentd, Othelt ate& e&extd.te,d„. 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L (Lusso) Freshly restored, multiple Concours winner. Highly valuable car. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Multiple Concours winner and 1 of only 600 produced Simply gorgeous $150,900. 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1963 Plymouth Max Wedge 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1966 Corvette Coupe 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1997 Ferrari 355B 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 cam, 6 carb Ferrari 330 GTC and Ferrari 330 GTS Cam 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2-cam w/ 6 carbs A short nose 275 that has been with the original owner since 1968. $P.O.A. 1963 Fuel-Injected 327 Corvette Split-window Riverside Red-on-red numbers matching beauty. $P.O.A. + Cead,die Caia 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano. CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK Bonhams Beaulieu International Autoiumble National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire, United Kingdom September 11, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  c  JIM I lUIC:  Sales total:  High:  James Knight 52 48 onni 7L70 $1,031,155 Lot 635, 1934 Bentley 3-1/2 Liter Vanden Plas—style Tourer, sold at $87,840 Premium: 15% on the first S53,400, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) z.aik4 by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics again pitched their tent in the National Motor Museum grounds at Beaulieu during the annual International Autojumble. This time it was a near-sellout, with only four vehicles unsold in an over-$1m afternoon. While nearly all the stock the previous weekend at Goodwood (SCM, January 2005) had been consigned from one deceased estate, here the auctioneers sourced their lots from some 40 different vendors. As is expected for the Autojumble weekend, both the event and auction had brought many overseas players, particularly this time from mainland Europe. Both of the auction's top sellers were C oncluding a cluster of five Bonhams auctions held on two continents in only six weeks, the U.K. Car Department once ENGLISH #656-1909 ALLDAYS & ONIONS 10/12HP tourer. S/N 2846. Eng. #3424. Ochre with green coachlining/black. RHD. Odo: 3,669 miles. Last restored during the 1950s. Some shrinkage to paint. Dry leather cracked. from a new Irish owner. A rather averagelooking 1957 Bentley 51 Park Ward Continental sold for the necessary $55,890, while a nicely restored 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 also made $55,890, just over estimate. Another left-hooker, a not-so-nice 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe, also did better than expected and sold for $49,680. A really interesting Series 3 E-type changed hands here for $45,540. Factoryfitted with the 4.2-liter six from the S2 model rather than the usual V12, it is one of only four such cars produced with this power unit—two being 2+2 Fixed Head Coupes and two Roadsters, two of them in left-hand drive and two with right-hand drive. The right-hand-drive S3 4.2 Roadster was the sole example of this spec to have been built by Jaguar in 1971, at the soon-to-be-closed Browns Lane factory.—R.H-E. ing engine rebuild on file. Cosmetically sharp and all working. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $57,600. Auctioneers and their vendor thought this altered slowcoach might have attracted $11k more. No takers here. #657-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I SPECIAL DOVER salamanca de ville. S/N S311FM. Dark blue over silver/maroon front, beige rear. Odo: 56,682 kilometers. First owned in NY, rebodied in 1936, last restored in 1982. Paint clean; brightwork marked. Running board varnish only fair. Interior good. Tire sidewalls cracked and dirty. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,600. No bidder spotted for this rather awkward-looking one, but abandoned at $14k below the reserve. #620-1930 ALVIS 12/50 TJ SPECIAL beetleback roadster. S/N 8457. Eng. #8984. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 2,113 miles. Former Carbodies sedan rebodied by Jenkins in 1977. of pre-WWII vintage, once again confirming the sustained interest and values for older automobiles on this side of the Atlantic. A 1934 Bentley 3-1/2 Liter, a former Arthur Mulliner-bodied sedan that had been rebodied as an open tourer in Vanden Plas style some years ago and freshly repainted, sold for a mid-estimate $87,840. Another pre-war Bentley, a 1936 Park Ward-bodied 4-1/4 Liter Sports Sedan, did make the desired $44,505; and a below-estimate $57,600 was accepted for a 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp with Thrupp & Maberly Brougham De Ville coachwork, albeit with the landaulet rear compartment no longer opening following wartime bomb damage. A 1909 Alldays & Onions 10/12hp 4-Seat Tourer, last renovated during the 1950s, performed very strongly, exceeding the $36k forecast high to raise $56,925 74  Last taxed for road in 1983. Run in 2003 with declared gas tank leak. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,925. To beat off the underbidder, the new Irish owner thought this post- Vet rarity was worth of $21k over guide price valuation. Surprising result. #642-I926 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP BROUGHAM DE VILLE. S/N GZK5. Eng. #G1671. Black with red coachliningiblack, gray striped cloth. RHD. Odo: 63,592 miles. Thrupp & Maberly coachwork. Landaulet rear compartment WWII bomb-damaged. 10-yearlong restoration in the 1970s. Coach-painted ur Wings crudely repainted with marks. Body paint only fair. Leather grubby. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,840. Just below what the auctioneers were predicting for this rather oddlooking one-off Well bought. #659-1930 AUSTIN SEVEN 2-door sedan. S/N C12526. Eng. #M86085. Black over green over black/black. RHD. Odo: 7,633 miles. Single ownership since 1955. Paint almost matte; crumpled rear wings. Original seats worn rather than sprayed. Some chips; nickel plating good. Front leather scuffed but shiny. $18k worth of recent mechanical refurb bills, includ- but sound. Three fuel tanks for period non-stop run from Land's End to John O'Groats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,830. Cheeky, characterfiil, answering to name Maggie. But very scrufi5 , and certainly worth no more than the sum paid. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK tourer. S/N B17CW. Eng. #G28YL29. Silver gray over gunmetal/gray. RHD. Odo: 54,801 miles. Vanden Plas style by Robison. Fresh #635-1934 BENTLEY 3-1/2 LITER miles. First owned by A. W. Whyte of Whyte and Mackay whiskey fame. Earlier repaint with some splits and marks. Doors hang and shut well. Rechrome to fenders, lamps, and horns unmarked. Retrim now soiled. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,505. Lovely straight example with well-documented history. Deserved near top estimate money. #629-1937 SS JAGUAR 2-1/2 LITER 4-seat roadster. S/N 19096. Eng. #251223. Burgundy/red. RHD. Odo: 6,779 miles. Last exercised in early 1960s, asleep in barn since 1970s. Part-stripped and much distressed. repaint and chrome extremely glossy. Cockpit surround nicely finished. Steering wheel enamel very worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $87,840. Accurately valued, and a good deal for both buyer and seller #632-1936 BENTLEY 4-1/4 LITER sports sedan. S/N B42GA. Eng. #Z9BH. Black over ivory over black/brown. RHD. Odo: 17,456 Original cracked block engine out of car. Additional power unit, pair of Lucas P 100s, and SS radiator surrounds included. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $38,295. Despite being within the predicted range, this top bid seemed far too generous for what's likely to be the start of a mighty costly project. #644-1937 SS JAGUAR 1-1/2 LITER sedan. S/N 412217. Eng. #KB3383. Black over rust/green. Odo: 27,313 miles. Acquired 1978 with absolutely no history for a resto I_  I LA I never carried out. Body apparently sound. Surface-rusted fenders. Interior very dusty. Partly dismantled but essentially complete. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,035. Even for the most insane DlYer, reviving this sorry relic would be totally uneconomic, to put it mildly. A sparesonly purchase. #639-1949 LEA-FRANCIS 14 HP WOODY station wagon. S/N 7670. Eng. #4757. Maroon front, varnished wood rear/ brown. RI-ID. Odo: 11,796 miles. Morris It's coming. The American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the Carolina mountains. Strictly limited to 120 motorcars built before 1973. For information, visit www.carolinatrophy.com or call +1(704) 351 2087. 2005  2005 CAROLINA TROPHY March 2005  75


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK bodywork. Period above-door louvres possibly unique. Restored in late 1980s. Paint unmarked. Some timbers split, varnish in need of makeover. Chrome good. Interior fair. Recent country estate service. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,910. Despite woodwork requiring renovation, this period-bodied Woody raised nearly $9k over the pre-sale estimate. Such quirky curios have become fashionable again and are appreciating accordingly. #640-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 679320. White/dark green. Odo: 6,427 miles. Early 1990s US resto. Thick paint now with some shrinkage/age cracks. Chrome very good. Interior immaculate. Matte engine bay in need of TLC. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,680. Considering the condition, $3k over the reserve seemed extravagant. #645-1952 JAGUAR MK VII sedan. S/N 721573. Eng. #D22318. Dark green/green. RHD. Odo: 93,785 miles. Barn-stored since 1975. Chassis claimed to be sound, though some panels rotten with rust. Chrome completely shot. Interior damp and smelly. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,346. Just about practical to revive, though more likely acquired as a parts bin on wheels. #630A-1953 RILEY RME sports sedan. S/N RME 21478. Eng. #RMA 11647. Blue over gray over blue/beige, blue piping. RHD. Odo: 94,974 miles. Fully restored circa 1990. Panels and paint excellent. Windshield molding cracked. Original interior in good shape apart from scuffed driver's seat top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,146. Very nice, and nothing more to do. Deserving the top price paid. #643-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N 804630. Bronze/brown. RHD. Odo: 95,765 miles. Last driven into claimed-to-have-beendry barn in late 1970s. Cosmetically awful, fair. Engine bay good. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,600. An aluminum-bodied, Ford Zephyr-powered prototype preceding only four production examples from Britannia Cars. Seriously overvalued by the seller, who sought an unrealistic $30k Really worth no more than this. #618-1959 ALVIS TD21 sports sedan. S/N 26152. Eng. #21652. Bright blue metallic/ Ivory. RHD. Odo: 2,147 miles. Jaguar manual gearbox with overdrive. Rather basic repaint. Huge driver's door gap. Bumpers rechromed. wing and rear hatch bubbling below paint. Some rear lamps missing. Retrim fresh-looking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,980. Considering lack of engine and transmission, this was generous. But then, as ever with restoration projects at Beaulieu, there were plenty of potential rescuers willing to take it on. #625-1955 AC 2-LITER sports sedan. S/N EH2015. Eng. #UMB2017W. Gold metallic/ red. RHD. Odo: 71,478 miles. Freshly restored. rubber cracked. Leather cracked. Door-top wood in need of refinishing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,890. This valuation was spot-on, though any fussy owner would have to fund an additional and expensive cosmetic makeover #630-1958 BRITANNIA GT coupe. S/N INS167753E. Eng. #INS176653E. Silver pewter/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 8,162 miles. Restored in 2000. Repaint from then already virtually matte. Chrome poor; original leather wood. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $16,974. The aging restoration and cheap vinyl didn 't stop the new owner from paying generous retail money. #649-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB214 MM coupe. S/N LML702. Silver/red. RHD. Odo: 59,765 miles. 2.6-liter engine and gearbox removed during 1991 resto, both still missing. Panels and fit very good. Passenger-side front #6I9-1957 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL sports sedan. S/N BD67BG. Eng. #BC668. Maroon with gold coachlining/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 89,533 miles. Evidence of masking on paintwork. Chrome marked; windshield • Paint still excellent. Chrome pitted. Interior very clean. Cheapo vinyl retrim, but nice 76 but appeared to be structurally sound and complete. Cobwebs included! Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,866. Even with the fixed-head coupe being least desirable of all XXs, this history- and paperwork-lacking project was worth taking on, for someone. Original interior cracked and repainted. Engine bay strictly functional. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,627. Considering the non-Alvis transmission and decidedly ifj5 paint and trim, the price paid seemed excessive. #636-1961 JAGUAR MM! 3.8-LITER sedan. S/N 204008DN. Eng. #LB3274-8. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 72,794 miles. Heavily Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK Last renovation in 1997. Paint completely flat and crazed. Chrome awful. Front-seat leather soiled. Rest of interior salvageable. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,554. Considering the beautifring costs to come, not worth any more than this. refreshed in 1989. Panel fit good. Repaint thick with some marks. Door handle chrome pitted. Original leather nice, though crazed in rear. Small-diameter Motolita wood rim. XJ6 rack-and-pinion steering fitted, larger 2 SUs. Engine bay more recently detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,426. The current Euro market tends to pay less rather than more for nonstandard, non-period-spec classics. The nearly $3k under reserve paid for this mildly modified Jag was about right. #654-1965 JAGUAR S-TYPE 3.8-LITER sedan. Sky blue/red. RHD. Odo: 29,012 miles. #626-1968 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW convertible. S/N CRH396G. Silver gray, white coachlining/blue. RHD. Odo: 60,534 miles. Auto. Paint clean, though with some shrinkage splits. Brightwork scratched. 3'4 Original leather slightly worn and color-faded. Top fabric pulling away from fasteners at rear corner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,155. Of all the Shadow variations, the coachbuilt soft-top is the one to have. Although in need of some minor sorting-out, this example was basically sound and deserved top money. #641-1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE S3 4.2 roadster. S/N 4S01002. Eng. #7L-4850-8. Ill ntage Rallies 2005 TEXAS 1000 BLUEBONNET RUN APRIL 10-15, 2005 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT BLUEBONNET TIME! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit ,vvvvv.vintagerallies.com for updates Mardi 2005  MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars 77 Red/black. RHD. Odo: 51,576 miles. Glossy repaint. Driver-side rear fender scratched. Poor finish around hood-shut area and front wheel arch lips. Marked chrome around windshield pillar. Original interior acceptably worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,540. 1 of 4 with factory-fit 16 rather than usual V12, this particular S3 4.2 roadster is claimed to be only RHD example built. This unique-spec E-type found the desired money, but no more. Either the paperwork to back up the claim or an early S3 sales brochure mentioning the 4.2-liter option may have helped convince bidders. #634-1979 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE convertible. S/N V8COR15057. Eng. #V5405057S. Orchard Green/beige. RHD. Odo: 67,238 miles. Two owners. Baremetal respray in 1985 when top fabric renewed. Some minor bubbling erupting below mainly good paint. Re-Connollized leather lightly


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Bonhams Beaulieu, UK on this poor man's Lambo rather easily drove past the realistic circa-$15k reserve. AMERICAN #655-1910 MAXWELL MODEL Q22 HP cracked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,505. Midpriced for a not-particularly-sharp soft-top V8. The color combo would not be everybody's cup of Earl Grey, either. FRENCH #624-1968 RENAULT CARAVELLE convertible with hardtop. S/N 135656. Eng. #37101. Light blue metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 73,667 miles. Body by Chausson. Panels sound. Original paint completely flat. Brightwork $21,114. Appropriately bought for just over the minimum. The poor body and paint condition did not deserve more. #633-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 600SEC 6-LITERV12fhc.S/NWDB1400762A132559. Eng. #12098022019369. Blue-black/beige. RHD. Odo: 79,368 miles. Double-glazed side windows appreciated by only two owners. No evidence of serious body damage. Stonechipped mirror backs. Driver's seat entry bolster scuffed, leather slightly grubby. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,114. High money paid for an all-original S-Class coupe. Much better value now than when new dull. Interior dirty. Top fabric fresh. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,624. An appropriate price for this very French soft-top, which not only oozed Riviera styling of its period but could be speedily transformed by a professional respray. GERMAN #660-1960 KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 3058179. Eng. #3726102. Blue/cream. RHD. Odo: 69,405 miles. Unused for eight years. Paint and brightwork in generally good order. t Some repair evidence at driver's side front fender. Front fascia scruffy. Driver's seat squab fabric crudely patched. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,936. Considering the length of its recent inactivity, not to mention the body and trim damage, this was a very bullish valuation. #638-1961 PORSCHE 356B T51600 coupe. S/N 116T63. White/beige. Odo: 96,764 miles. In U.S. until 2001. Cosmetically renovated not that long ago. Driver's door fit very poor, with lots of filler applied to front fender edge. Rust bubbling below paint in several places. Top of front fender panel orange peely. Non-works wood rim. Interior clean enough, though rear trim panels are detaching. Cond: 3. SOLD AT 78  well restored there. Still very clean and tidy with unmarked paint, brightwork and interior. Definitely genuine low-mileage engine bay. Well presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,890. The lovely condition of this forever ugly-nosed Ferrari brought good money. #622-1975 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA fhc. S/N 9398. Eng. #41294. Light green metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 61,862 miles. Baremetal resprayed in 1985, now far from shiny. Bubbly A-post base at driver's side. Brightwork marked. Driver's seat worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,595. Relatively rare in RI-ID. Bidding side mounts, radiator grille, and Klaxon. Texasplated. Still extremely clean and glossy, with good detailing and only modest cosmetic wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,900. Technically unsold at auction, but before the gavel had cooled the offer was later accepted for this well-executed U.S. restoration.• Sports Car Market ITALIAN #627-1972 FE RRAR1365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 14807. Red/black. Odo: 24,502 miles. Supplied new to Chinetti of Chicago. Acquired in 1992 by second owner/vendor in Hong Kong. Very of America badge up front. Very period. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,974. More practical, modern-traffic-compatible, and commodious than the Maxwell and in really nice condition, too. I considered this early-1920s Oldsmobile the sale's best buy #647-1930 FORD MODEL A sport coupe. S/N A3643000. Dark gray over light gray and black/gray. Odo: 59 miles. U.S. restored to Mid-America Old Time AA National awardwinning standard only three years ago. Twin looking. Floor much-kicked. Brasswork only fair. Windshield frame in need of refurbishing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,216. Less than the $22k minimum estimate was accepted for this post-Vet American with some wedding-hire potential. #631-1922 OLDSMOBILE 43-A tourer. S/N 14113. Burgundy over black/black. Odo: 8,472 miles. Full 1980s resto. Body and paint really good. Front leather cracked. More Lite headlamps with ornate glass. Oldsmobile Club tourer. S/N Q32248. Blue/black. In single U.S. family ownership until 1994 when repainted, retrimmed, and treated to new top. Body excellent, fenders bumpy. Leather still nearly new


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Cheffins Duxford, UK Cheffins Cheff ins Imperial War Museum, Duxford, U.K. June 12, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Bill King 70 50 71% $793,375 Lot 921, 1973 AC 428 Frua Convertible, sold at $56,427 Premium: 7.5% (included in prices of sold lots) by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics C ambridge-based Cheffms have been around since 1825 and, apart from becoming big players in the Eastern Counties for fineart auctioneering and real-estate flogging, have long been the U.K. market leaders for auctioning old farm tractors and associated machinery. Their Vintage and Classic Car Department, newly relocated to Saffron Waldon, in Essex, now has a huge and fruitful area on their doorstep to trawl for collector-vehicle consignments that have been gathering cobwebs in sleepy barns. And with Department Head Julian Shoolheifer and Damian Jones both formerly of major rivals such as Sotheby's, Jeremy Curzon recently brought on to catalog vast amounts of automobilia; and such subjectlearned luminaries as Mike Jackson, Dave Minton, and Nick Jefferies, it is no surprise that Cheffins is beginning to give H&H Classic Auctions serious competition in the U.K. provincial market. Prototype Sports, for which $471k could not be found; the Jack Turner-built supercharged K3-engined Turner-MG Single Seater with $109k ambitions; and a Le Mans Classiceligible 1974 GRD S74 Group 4 Sports-Racer with Ford BDG engine out of the car and in need of a rebuild, also failing to raise the $72k required. However, more big-money cars will surely venture across the Cheffins block at future sales and, with the low 7.5% buyer's premium, astute buyers will eventually find the deals. On this occasion, the results were headed by the last of just twenty-nine Frua-bodied 428 Convertibles built by AC, one in ownership since 1973, which made a higher-thanexpected $56k. A 1948 Jaguar Mk IV 2-1/2liter Drophead Coupe, one-family owned since 1966, raised the required $54k; and retired GP motorcycle racer Steve Parrish's 1974 Series 3 E-type Jag Roadster, with desirable manual shift and factory hardtop, made the necessary $40k. Formerly registered SM9753. Engine likely to be 19.8-hp, 2,511-cc SA engine. Barn-stored for years. Requires full resto, but apparently complete. Panels rusty, interior distressed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,123. Despite being totally uneconomic to revive, most pure projects continue to pull at auction—this one raising $4,500 over the minimum. #974-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 HP convertible. S/N GKT 9. Eng. #N4V. White/black. RHD. Former Rippon Bros-bodied limo; now bodied by Southern. Acquired from Sotheby's 1998 RREC sale. No documents. Some restoration work done. No rear wings fitted. Various Meanwhile, outside the hangar, various old warbirds entertained sale-goers by beating up the Cambridgeshire skies with rousing gusto. There really was something for everyone here. If you are ever in "ye olde country," as we call it, do try to take in one of the four old-timer auto sales staged annually by the Cheffins team.—R.H-E. ENGLISH #911 -1927 AUSTIN 20HP SPECIAL roadster. S/N CPL5018. Eng. #P515880. Black over red/black. RHD. Tony Smallbonedesigned. Former coupe; only two aeros with A.01.3 items loose inside; dash and dials original. Engine said to turn over. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $30,160. Even though non-period bodied, this part-renovated project raised $10k above the predicted range. Several competing bidders clearly liked it. #970-1933 LANCHESTER 15/18 sedan. S/N 10743. Eng. #57073. Black and red/red. RHD. Clearly well restored in 1990, since when stored. Cosmetically still all very Cheffins has rapidly built up a welldeserved reputation for being able to pull plenty of interesting and fresh items. Much of the stock is extremely ancient and rather specialist in appeal; however, a high proportion of the lots offered are consigned from private rather than trade sources. Holding their sales on the weekends rather than during the week is also clearly aimed to please what is a largely retail audience. The 974 total lots in their mid-summer fixture virtually filled the Imperial War Museum's Hangar 1 at Duxford airfield. And while there were no takers for the three most expensive racers, an impressive total of 800 enthusiasts did register to bid and, by the end of a long though highly entertaining Saturday, they had bought most of the motorcycles as well as fifty of the seventy cars. Major no-sale casualties were the 1971 Targa Florio second-placed Alfa T33/3 80 no formal weather equipment. Chassis and paint excellent. Trim and dash very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,186. This is a very specialized machine that had been unsuccessfully marketed by a dealer The French buyer valued it fairly here. #913-1932 ALVIS SILVER EAGLE sports tourer. Apple Green/green. RHD. good with only very minor marks here and there. Said to be in good mechanical order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,507. A Lanchester like this won the very first RAC Rally of GB in 1932. A good deal for the buyer on this now nicely patinated example. #912-1933 MORGAN SUPER SPORTS BEETLEBACK 3-wheel roadster. S/N D227. Sports Cot Market


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Cheffins Duxford, UK Eng. #LTOWZ26346SM. Black/red. RHD. Water-cooled JAP 1,000-cc twin, 3-speed gearbox. Presented on included trailer. Well restored by previous owner. Panels, paint, and detailing excellent. Claimed to be mechanically very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,591. Clearly well sorted-out, this Moggie trike found its deserved money, right in the middle of the predicted range. #910-1934 HILLMAN AERO MINX sports tourer. S/N AM18264. Eng. #18289. Blue/black. RHD. Sidevalve 1,185-cc engine. Chassis and body basically sound. Paint only fair. Interior good. Major engine overhaul resto jobs, though well repainted and rechromed at some time. Original leather good. Well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,231. Seemingly sound, apparently all working, and well worth the money paid. #909-1936 MG NA MAGNETTE sports five years ago, also upgraded to 12V electrics. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,870. The Minx is attractively styled, though they're known to be very short on power and unlikely to squash too many bugs. Well bought at just short of the estimated range. tourer. S/N NA0904. Eng. #1108AN. Red/red. RHD. Acquired in a dilapidated state in the mid-1970s. Since then fully restored. Chassis sound. Paint, chrome, and interior all good. Non-original replacement engine working well. Much-viewed by MGCC members. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,078. Prewar MGs with desirable 6-cylinder engines rarely come to market. This one looked great and, having been driven to the sale, reportedly also worked well. Thus #919-1936 ARMSTRONG-SIDDELEY 17HP 4-seat sedan. S/N 32339. Eng. #5109. Green over black/green. RHD. Mainly a twoowner car. Appears to have escaped cheapo the rather generous money offered by a lucky new owner. #918-1937 TRIUMPH DOLOMITE 16 HP 2-LITER sports sedan. S/N 18/7/1167. Eng. #5437. Black/tan. RHD. Hasn't been driven since the 1960s. Chassis apparently sound. Aluminum panels surface-corroded. Steel wings bumpy with rust patches. Instruments AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER egtVIIGR 5911■6 _ We^4 ' ' 03 Plus 8  ' ' ' 1 RED 03 Plus 8 PACIFIC BLUE METALLIC SALE PENDING! 03 Plus 8 GRIN INGRID 02 Plus 8 FOUNTAIN RUE ' ' 98 Plus 8 CRANBERRY METALL IC 95 Plus 8 CORSA RED 87 Plus 8 BRG/B1ACK 80 Plus 4/4 PERIWINKLE BLUE •  Super Sport n Visit our web site at www.morganwest.net for our current listings of Morgans and other fine morgues including Acme Rocket Motorcycles, Aston Martin, Austin Healey, MG, Talbot and Triumph. 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DII March 2005 ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE 66 Plus 4 ANTHRACITE GRAY 66 Plus 4  /mac 65 Plus 4 BURGANDOLAR 63 4/4 SERIES V RACER ma/RED 61 Plus 4 53 Plus 4 OH( BLUE/GRAY ECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET 50 Plus 4 DK WWW.MORGANWEST.NET contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. arish;, Hancock cept INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 Instant uotes online at: www.parishheacock.com 11 wit Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think!


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Cheffins Duxford, UK original. Art Deco features surviving. Leather and wood dry and dusty. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $2,172. Overripe for a full makeover, and not much hope left. A steal, purchased at onethird of the auctioneers 'prediction for a parts car Any motorhome would be enhanced by the Walter Belgrove-styled waterfall grille. #944-1947 TRIUMPH 1800 roadster. SIN TRD1434. Eng. #1422. Gray metallic/dark blue. RHD. Restored in recent years. Paint and chrome still excellent. Seats trimmed in White/claret. RHD. In present family ownership since 1966. $63k restoration in 1993. Cosmetics all still excellent, only minuscule wear. Discreet electric choke installed. Very clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,481. This is one of seventy-three Mk IV drop-tops built for Jag's home market. As is, it has a good potential wedding-hire future. Sold correctly at reserve. #922-1949 ALLARD M TYPE convertible. S/N M1019. Eng. #56ABX10330M. Dark blue/ maroon. RHD. 430-ci Mercury V8, 4-bbl Holley, Alvis Speed 25 all-synchro gearbox. Former tow vehicle acquired for a restoration never Metallic/dark blue. RHD. Always a U.K. RHD car, restored circa 1990. Paint and chrome still good, old retrim good. Map light, luggage rack. Bonnet-strap bracket holes indicated competitions past. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,862. Just sold at the minimum required. Not at all expensive for the condition. #950-1955 JAGUAR MK VII MSPECIFICATION sedan. S/N BW728062. Eng. #N1696-8. Cornish Gray/red. RHD. Odo: 66,000 miles. 190-hp engine. Mileage approximate. Restored in 1993. Paint, chrome, leather, vinyl. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $17,738. Sadly, nobody here seemed to want to buy this well-restored example of Frank Callaby's very distinctive design. The $22k reserve required wasn't excessive, either #925-1947 TURNER-MG SUPERCHARGED SPECIAL racer. S/N 0364. Eng. #619 (MG K3 blown six). BRG metallic/tan. 1933 MG Magna 4-seater chassis narrowed, shortened, and lightened by Jack Turner (subsequently of Turner sports car fame). Major revival carried out in 1994. Only completed. Cosmetics poor; nicks to panels; paint much-marked. Original interior shabby. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,765. The spec of this one is probably just too oddball for serious collectors of Sydney's marque. The $18k minimum sought was too high. $14,500 would have probably been appropriate. #929-1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH sedan. S/N WFC 3. Eng. #W103C. Green/cream. RHD. Repainted in current color during second ownership. Full history. Also r and wood all still good. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $12,308. ! liked this Gent's Club on Wheels. Maybe driving a Mk VII on an annual wine run into France and back may have influenced me, as nobody in hangar was prepared to stump up the $15k sought. #906-1957 STANDARD PENNANT 11! A■16 sedan. S/N PN353DL. Eng. #PN 9322 IE. 2-tone gray over blue/gray and blue. RHD. Displayed at the BMI Heritage Museum for 10-Nfilly minor cosmetic event wear. Many mechanical upgrades in the past two years. Good MGCC results in 2002-03. Issued with vital VSCC form. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $90,500. This very immediate post-WWII-looking oneoff with plenty of race potential failed to attract the $108k required. The current valuation remains unknown. #931-1948 JAGUAR MK IV 2-1/2 LITER 3position convertible. S/N 517052. Eng. #P1481. 11 ir4111 trim and wood refurbed. Paint now shrinkage cracked; chrome and leather marked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,241. Having a fully charted history on file helped this JY-bodied classic exceed pre-sale expectations. Still a good value even at this price. #943-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 roadster. S/N 223956. Eng. #E82353. Ice Blue years. Restored at some time. Freshly mechanically recommissioned. Body (complete with funky rear fins), door fit, paint, chrome, and Vynair interior all excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $5,254. About the right price for what has become a mighty rare, one-pop model-though Standard enthusiasts are becoming as rare as the cars! #927-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 3.8-LITER convertible. S/N S824963DN. Eng. #V7086-8. 82 Sports Car Market


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Cheffins Duxford, UK British Racing Green/Biscuit. RHD. Former 3.4-liter fixed-head, extensively renovated with a reffirbed open 150 body and 3.8-liter to look like an SE. Panels, paint, chrome, and trim all very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,861. The amount, about $4,500 below the pre-sale estimate, was about right. Although the condition was impressive, the non-original body and motor brought the value down. #971-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ8 roadster. S/N HBJ8/32313. Eng. #29KRUH6960. Red/black. RHD. Original U.K. RHD car. Progressively restored since 1999 acquisition; work completed in December for parts employed, the resto had been carried out to a DIY standard only. #921-1973 AC 428 convertible. S/N CF80. Eng. #1129S8KR. Black/parchment. RHD. The last of 29 open 428s built. One owner. Very original, never restored. Possibly part.  - SOLD AT $54,300. Being motorless during viewing depressed this potentially competitive Jo Marquart design's performance under the hammer With a fullyfettled BDG plant in place, the $72k forecast—or much more—might have been possible. repainted. Certainly very glossy; chrome good. Interior very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,427. Being seriously good-looking and having super provenance explains the nearly $9k over the estimated range, paid by a telephone player And it may have even warranted more. 2003. Much steelwork done. Repaint, retrim, and veneer work only fair. Top fabric fresh. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,988. This at-reserve sale might have seemed like a good deal for the most refined version of 3000, but although there were nearly $20k worth of receipts on file #936-1974 GRC S74 GROUP 4 race roadster. Black, white stripes/blue. RHD. Proper Ford BDG engine not fitted, currently at specialists awaiting rebuild—though at next owner's expense. Period race history, also retro-race activity. Le Mans Classic eligible. Some cosmetic event wear. Cond: 2. NOT '11■"--- -117r PALM  FIBRE COCO MATS Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct #926-1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SIB V12 roadster. S/N 1S2407. Eng. #7S13127SA. 4jjll J era. "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." D. LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 800-461-3533 Morch 2005 www.cocomats.com


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Cheffins Duxford, UK Black/cream. RHD. Odo: 51,600 miles. Entered by retired GP bike racer and now BBC TV commentator Steve Parrish. Almost certainly repainted/retrimmed at some time. Still tidy with only minor marks. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,374. Being such a sound example in reasonable order and with relatively low genuine mileage fully justified the price paid. #938-1975 JENSEN-HEALEY roadster. S/N 14741. Eng. #A731114853. Red/black. RHD. Last restored in 1990; comes with photo FRENCH #901-1925 SALMSON 2-SEATER roadster. Eng. #D4311. RHD. Abandoned outside for years. Chassis almost completely rotted away. Engine, gearbox, front and rear axles still present, but much else missing. Cond: 5. SOLD low estimate. The engine issues, potentially costly to fix, likely scared off some bidders. #928-1972 CITROEN ID19 CHAPRON REPLICA convertible. S/N 01FC0543. Eng. #0652003729. Pink champagne metallic/beige with green piping. RHD. Cataloged incorrectly as a 1971 DS21 IE Usine Decapotable. A presale declaration corrected it to a 1972 ID I 9 D records. Acquired at Cheffins auction in 2000. Fuel tank and exhaust renewed since then. Panels, paint, chrome, and interior still good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,837. Well bought at this. Retailable right away at more than $7k. Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars AT $1,459. The rusty droppings from this were carefully swept up and carried away in the back of a station wagon, and the new owner seemed delighted! The marque did dominate 1100-cc racing in 1922-26, with Salmson clocking up wins at Le Mans in the first 24 Hours race of 1923 as well as Brooklands 200. #914-1932 TALBOT 14/45 sports tourer. S/N 30831. Eng. #A07815. Pale green/green. RHD. Rebodied with fabric-covered areas by previous owner some years ago in British Special Sedan. Early 1990s chopped. Pre-1967 front panels; genuine Chapron back end and long doors. 2.1-liter Fl engine sourced from 1961-shape car. A one-off creation, but very well executed and cosmetically very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,835. Despite the murky identity, one Citroen fan was sufficiently impressed with his Chapron lookalike to invest this much. IRISH #946-1982 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T9CDO 1 0163. Eng. #SCEDT26T9CDOI 0163. Unpainted brushed Columbia. Formerly carrying Scout sedan bodywork. Returned to U.K. 1993. Chassis sound. Body fabric good. Paint and interior fair. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,431. Some instant gratification at last. This 1930s oldtimer looked and sounded the part. Correctly valued by all concerned. #949-1934 TALBOT 65 6-LIGHT sedan. S/N 36580. Eng. #1487. Black/brown. RHD. Only four owners from new. Restored in the late 1980s. Repaint and rechrome from then stainless steel/gray. Odo: 82,400 miles. Appeared to be totally original. Cosmetic wear commensurate with mileage displayed. Dull outside and in. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,025. Just enough paid to land this example of Bill Collins design. Slightly generous, perhaps. GERMAN #923-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE convertible. S/N 11202322004471. Eng. • urreOVIotors • .rts 1990 S. 11ttrS1 'Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 www.surreymotorsports.com 800-472-4440 84 still good. Interior still very original. Bottomend engine noise declared. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,924. Sold at a surprising $8k below the Sports Car Market


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Cheffins Duxford, UK #1899852200683. Black/biscuit. RHD. Old restoration. Paint and brightwork still excellent. Interior very good. Top fabric and cover recently renewed. Hella spots, Philips pushbutton radio. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,132. Spot-on correctly valued by all concerned, thanks to the honest presentation. #972-1964  MERCEDES-BENZ 220SEB coupe. S/N 11102120069199. Eng. #127984200010422. White/blue. RHD. Odo: 129,000 miles. One of only twelve SEs originally for the U.K. market. Some repainting. Magnolia. RFID. Odo: 122,462 miles. Lovely original paint and interior; few marks. Recent engine change. Full service history. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $25,295. This one worked out in favor of the seller Buyer paid full retail money. ITALIAN #924-1971 ALFA ROMEO T33/3 PROTOTYPE race roadster. S/N AR75080- Externally and internally very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,816. A reasonable amount paid. A much better value than #923, though a fixed-head powered by 2.1-liter rather than the more desirable 3-liter six. #948-1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 3.2LITER coupe. S/N WP0222912K3102057. Eng. #63K02119. Dark green metallic/ Introduang 4 Nor-  Odo: 63,000 kilometers. Mileage approximate. One Andorran owner until 1996. Seemingly still very original. Paint, alloys, and interior all good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,561. High retail money paid, but deserved in this case. raw- 019. Eng. #105800069. Red with white nose/black. RHD. Ex-Autodelta; 2nd in the 1971 Targa Florio. More recently restored for retro-eventing. 2002 Le Mans Classic raced. Spike Winter rebuilt engine. Only minor cosmetic event wear. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $416,300. One of these days, one of these 1970s Alfa long-distance racers WILL sell under hammer at public auction and true market value will be established. Not #019, not this time. #908-1989  ALFA  ROMEO CLOVERLEAF roadster. S/N 02486665. Eng. #ZAR1153. Silver metallic/gray and red. ( The Journal For Fine Automobile Collectors & Enthusiasts LiTuAficionado Cover Price: $54.00 Charter Subscription Rate: $39.95 Canada and Mexico add $10 elsewhere outside U.S. add $20 — Act now to reserve your highly-collectible Premier Issue of Auto Aficionado. Your risk-free issue will be mailed in March 2005. Premier Issue offer expires Feb 28, 2005. Charter Subscription Reservation Form Yes reserve my risk-free Premier Issue of Auto Aficionado today. As a Charter Subscriber, I'll pay only $39.95 for 5 more bi-monthly issues (6 in all). If I decide not to continue, I may cancel and pay nothing. Either way, the Premier Issue, which will ship in March 2005, will be mine to keep and enjoy. Send no money now, we will bill you upon publication. 0 I prefer to pay now, check enclosed Name  Address  City/State/Zip  Phone  email  To order, either clip and mail, or copy this page and fax to 802-362-3007 or call 888-800-0505. Web site: www.autoaficionado.net Auto Aficionado, P.O. Box 2429, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255  Mardi 2005  SCmi 85 AUTnAfonado If you love fine automobiles, if you're seduced by their beauty and desirability, and if you share our fascination with them as an enduring art form, then you will be enthralled by Auto Aficionado. Inspired and created by the best automotive writers, artists and photographers (incurable aficionados themselves) each bi-monthly issue will be impeccably rendered in captivating prose, art, and photography. Special Charter Subscription Offer to Save over 25% off the cover price! Six 120-page issues per year


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR SWEDISH #934-1965 VOLVO 122S rally racer. S/N 112618. Eng. #231708. Red with white broad stripe/black. RHD. Mid-1990s restoration for historic rallying, then race-prepped with Andrew Thorogood engine and U.S. goodies in 1999. Goodwood Revival raced in 2000-01. Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rote:  Sales total:  Cage, hi-back buckets, full harness. Proper FIA springs, sump guard, and extra lights included. Dash, door, and rear-side trims and headlining still present. Much cosmetic event wear. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,498. Probably too heavy and not powerful enough to beat the top Lotus Cortinas on the track, but could be easily turned back into FIA-regs-compliant rally car Therefore very nearly worth the $16k sought. AMERICAN #935-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 GROUP 2 race car. Blue/black. Ex-Bill Shaw Racing, driven in period by Roy Pierpoint and Martin Thomas. Extensively rebuilt since, FIA Euro Saloon Car Championship eligible. Geoff Richardson F5000 motor, much cosmetic event Silver Auctions Portland, OR October 23, 2004 Mitch Silver 148 58 39% $480,816 Hiah sale- Lot 62 1938 Buick Mclauahlin Convertible sold at $37,630 Premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) za4 Report by SCM Staff Market opinion in italics short drive across town to go to an auction sure beats having to load all the gear into duffel bags and boxes for a long flight— which is one of the reasons we look forward to Silver's fall and spring auctions here in SCM's hometown of Portland. A wear. Very high-spec, non-street, strictlytrack condition. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $36,200. No live bidder seen. Also failed to find interest in January's Coys sale in Birmingham. Cosmetically tarted up since then. Owner hoped his clearly competitive and extremely thirsty Z28 would make $54k or more.• This year we took full advantage by taking the entire SCM staff to the event, from subscription coordinator to financial manager, and after an orientation by our Editor, turned them loose to evaluate some cars. After the first few cars, everyone was excited as they discovered what terms like glossy paint, rock chips, suspect door fit and fright pig actually represented. By the tenth car, they had developed a new appreciation for just how hard the SCM analysts work as they put together a 50-car report. Through the generosity of Mitch Silver, we were able to offer SCM readers in the area complimentary admission, and we enjoyed seeing old friends including long-time SCMer Monte Shelton, and meeting new ones. Like Silver's last Portland auction in March 2004, this sale was held in one large hall, which is a tremendous improvement over some of the fractured venues of past years. The sale rate of 39% was below that of previous years, but the total was only off $25k from the October 2003 event. Of the 148 cars offered, 124 were domestic iron, most from the '60s and '70s. This ratio hasn't changed much over the years. Among the muscle cars, a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner coupe sold for an affordable $25,705; and a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro coupe for $24,910. Exotics like a 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur and a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera added variety, despite failing to sell. Everyone thought the least 86 expensive car award would go to the first lot of the day, a running 1977 AMC Pacer driven by a giggling Evan McMullen for a paltry $239, but a 1971 Cadillac deVille sold a short while later for just $106. As we saw at Silver's last auction at this venue, some sellers of second-tier muscle cars were expecting big-auction, top-condition money; and a number of the muscle cars presented were "20-footers," looking great from a few car-lengths away but flawed up close. As we see the market for muscle cars mature, buyers—even at regional venues like this one—are becoming less interested in lackluster examples and progressively more interested in the really nice ones. On the other hand, as last time, it seemed that some of the best deals were on lots that fell outside of the standard muscle-car scope. Most notable were a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL for $19,292, a clean, mechanically kept-up M-B 280SE sedan for $2,014, and a very nice Porsche 912 for only $7,314. Silver's auction continues to be a great place for locals to come and kick some tires, reminisce about the one that got away, and maybe find the one they're looking for. Many attendees made some savvy buys that we'll no doubt see spruced-up and on the block again elsewhere. Thanks again, Mitch and the rest of the Silver family for being such gracious hosts for our training session and as always we look forward to their next visit in April.—D.S. & B.H. ENGLISH #115-1972 TRIUMPH GT6 coupe. S/N KF10386L. White/black vinyl and cloth. Odo: 54,338 miles. Three owners. All manuals and service records included, with $1,000 in recent repairs, including new exhaust, brakes, and clutch. Inconsistent respray with careless masking—car used to be red. Some lackluster touchup. Rear trim fits unevenly. Filthy underhood. New seats, aftermarket wheel. Gaskets around glass cracked and tired. Grimy undercarriage signals an oil leak. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,710. Known for their constantly failing rear suspensions and horrendous build quality, TR6 ownership will bring constant business for your mechanic. On the other hand, they're very attractive, curvy coupes. Our advice, as usual: Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR pass on fright pigs like this one and spend the extra money on a really nice one. #95 - - 1981 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCA2N4SAOBCX03905. Latte/coffee. Odo: 39,353 miles. Actual mileage. Paint in good shape, but not new. Small fit problems for trunk and hood. Interior is immaculate. Exterior chrome is tired, but the grille untouched. Front end repaired from parking bump. Missing back window. Mud and tar in back behind rear wheel. Very nice clean interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. The mid-engine Pantera has made a modest jump in value over the past year or two. With thundering V8 power and the ability to handle it, they're reportedly a lot of fun to drive. The garish paint of this car would seem more in place on a hot rod, though. This one does have its needs, but it also has the potential to make more money. and enjoyed for a long time. With few bidders seeming interested in anything but American muscle, buyers of everything else had an advantage. #000000 1973 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE - - looks great. Two owners; books and records included. An unrestored, beautiful car, but not perfect. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. The auctioneers positioned this elegant sedan near the stage, and it went up for bid at the peak of the sale. This is a fair and generous bid for a Spur, even one this well cared-for GERMAN #128-1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 4523510. Eng. #6534348. Cream/ brown. Odo: 56,650 miles. 4-sp. Clean whitewalls with matching spare. Older paint, lost some of its luster but otherwise flawless. Nice, clean interior. Original steering wheel and camber. Looks clean underneath. Recent exhaust work. $1,787 in other recent repairs includes power-window regulator and switches, ignition, and steering gear. Original manual in glovebox. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,014. Smartly bought by a dealer, who planned to clean it up a little bit, drive it around for a few months, then put it up for sale. Provided no more costly issues arose right after the sale, a steaL odd camber. ITALIAN #132-1972 DETOMASO PANTERA radio. Neatly applied rustproofing underhood and underneath. A well cared-for old Bug. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $6,600. Prices on Beetles have been sitting in this same range for years. Really nice ones barely exceed $10k, but structurally sound beaters will still fetch $31c$4k This one was worth a bit more than top bid. Better luck next time. 1968 PORSCHE 912 targa. S/N 12804472. Orange/black. Odo: 27,134 miles. Beautiful paint, chrome all fresh. Engine detailed, with new hoses and belts, K&N filters. Pirelli tires. Nice leather Recaros, aftermarket steering wheel. Interior clean. Includes factory manual, tool kit, and car cover. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $7,314. A great deal. Could quite easily be turned around for $3k more, or kept #55 - cracks and clouding throughout. Large paint chip on driver's side and back fascia left 88 grimy and rusty, but very original underhood. Evidence of rust throughout the bottom. Small dent rear driver's side. A good original car that's been left to deteriorate. Cond: 4+, SOLD AT $1,908. The story is obvious here, one of rust and neglect. It might be the second owner, but this Z has lived a hard life in recent years parked in a damp garage or exposed to the Sport Car Market coupe. S/N THPNLL01454. Red Pearl/black vinyl. Odo: 44,512 miles. 351-ci Cleveland V8, ZF 5-sp. Top end of engine recently done. Weird pearlescent color-change rainbow trout paint scheme, applied thickly, now has tiny nr, 4.5 coupe. S/N 10806712021443. Yellow/ black M-B tex. Odo: 35,425 miles. Auto. Big blemish above right headlight, front bumper slightly off. Good repaint. Some pits and scratches; chip to right rear. Rear wheels have SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBA5417E1019609. Aqua/black. Odo: 56,288 miles. 5-sp. Paint okay; nose stonechipped. Panel fit good. Leather seats cracked. Some wear to cloth top. Appropriate level of #000-1984  ALFA  ROMEO wear for a 20-year-old car with below-average miles. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $5,100. This seems like perfectly good money to me, given the car 's low miles but indisputably well-used condition. Perhaps Italian-centric venues could bring more. Owner apparently thought it was worth the time to try. JAPANESE #142-1972 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS30-50269. White/dark red. Odo: 89,717 miles. 2.4-liter 16, 4-sp. 2nd owner, no accidents. Some paint chips throughout; most left to rust. Hood pitted to bare metal in some places. Front fender area behind wheel bubbly. Tires look old. Nice, original interior. A little


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 Silver Auctions Portland, OR elements. There 's no practical reason to save this one, but hopefully the new owner can put a grand or two into repairs for a couple years of good motoring. AMERICAN #87-1956 CHEVROLET 210 coupe. S/N B560051432. Orange/black. Odo: 67,736 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-sp. Good panel fit. Minor paint imperfections outside; paint rough just inside engine bay. Engine looks clean, with a show car, but will turn heads at the local cruise-in. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $2,300. Desirable coupe from a desirable era. Failed to find any bids that were close to a reasonable selling price. some chromed underhood pieces. Nice interior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. The 210 was Chevy 's mid-priced model. Coupes such as this are the most desirable today. Amount bid was slightly above the market value. The seller must have been too attached to his car to let go. 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vin tagemotorssa rasa ta .com 1974 Jaguar E Type SIII Roadster Regency Red/ Newer Biscuit Int, 4 Spd, 2 Tops $43.500 1979 Aston-Martin Volante Convertible SrIver-Green Metallic/Dark Green Auto S49.900 1936 Lincoln Judkins Berline Town Car "Blair House Presidential Car" Thorough Restoration in 1990 $185,000 1953 Jaguar C-Type by Autech (UK 92") BRG/black, ALL ALLOY, 3.8, Sandcast Carbs, Exceptional Car $92,000 2003 Bentley Arnage T Silver Tempest/ Tangiere, Twin Turbo, Sunroof,Turned alloy dash,$260K new, 8,200 Miles $196,000 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production li'mpeio his also custom-built these 1950 1960 racing classics: Lightweight E-Type - Short Nose D-Type Lister Costin ''  gt-63/W51Q1 .6A D. tP VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF #28-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA coupe. SIN 218475113096. Red/red with pinstriping. Odo: 21,357 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-sp Powerglide auto. Power steering, rally wheels. Wavy panels. Sloppy repaint with some overspray, touched-up in places. Excellent interior, carpet coming undone in a couple of places. Horn and gas gauge not working. Las Vegas fuzzy dice. Underhood a mix of old and new; corroded battery, overspray onto steering column. Valve 'Voltage seals weak. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,900. An Impala from '62 can be very desirable if it's an original SS. Being painted red with a V8 doesn't quite bring this one SS appeal. The seller must be really attached. Without knowing any more about this car 's history, spending much more than this is a gamble. #63-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN 194675S100958. Red/black. Odo: 8,055 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-sp. Nonmatching engine—should have been a 327. Very slight fit problems. Excellent paint. Small dents in window chrome. Interior beautiful. Headlamp fit is slightly off. Engine compartment clean and detailed, but not showready. Soft top appears to be new. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $32,500. With matching numbers and near-concours presentation, a '65 .0TORS or sARAsorb I NC 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesPtemperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com I  3 7 .• -•1  - TM MIT TO FINISN- Long N DAILY E31 __40.011111101 _10 •  • ;tr. #81-1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA coupe. SIN F59A114225. Chevy red. Odo: 51,804 miles. V8, auto. Fair-to-middling home resto. Quick, shiny red respray; weak chrome. Extra clean. Upgraded wheels with Impala tires. Not Mardi 2005 89


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR #24-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 124870N591393. Silver. Odo: 75,000 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-sp. Five-yearold paint job still in great shape. Good door and panel fit. Interior clean, original steering wheel. Engine bay clean, with average detail. convertible could see more than $50k, hut this isn't that car The offer might have been slightly low for a cosmetically nice but imperfect 'Vette. #30-1965 CHEVROLET MALIBU SS convertible. S/N 11386757153941. Madeira Maroon/black. Odo: 165,213 miles. 327-ci V8, auto. Owner claims ground-up resto, not stated General panel fit issues, slight rippling. Paint beginning to show problems; uneven luster. Chrome in average condition. Scratches to bumper chrome. Front bumper matches unevenly with panels; underhood signs of a past frontal collision. Neat interior, clean and in good shape. Looks good from 20 feet away, or inside. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. This one raises a gaggle of questions. A lot of Mustangs saw some hard use and/or makeshift repairs during the bottom of their value curves, and this looks like one of them. The generous amount offered should have been more than enough to move this pockmarked pony. #69-1969 OLDSMOBILE 442 HOLIDAY when. Multiple-show award winner. Beautiful paint job. Chrome cloudy, probably not done during resto. Clean and shiny throughout. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Seller wisely held on to this nice droptop SS. A few grand more should be in order, given the market. Someone will bite next time. #107-1966 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA FORMULA S fastback coupe. Burgundy/ black vinyl. Odo: 10,585 miles. 273-ci V8, 4-sp. Factory Formula S package. 2000 mechanical overhaul. Nice paint with only slight orange peel. A little thick in places. Chrome coupe. S/N 344879Z118646. Silver, red pinstripes/black. Odo: 898 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Mileage since claimed frame-off restoration. Paintgood, pinstripes onhood uneven. Panel fit okay. Substantial dent in front driver's side Chromed valve covers and air filter. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,400. Seemed like an honest presentation, and given the current muscle-hungry market, worth more than what could be roused from the bidders. Another case of would've been plenty a couple years ago. #7-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194371S115158. Inca Gold/brown. 350-ci V8, auto. Recent new engine, with less than 650 miles, built by Bearing Services in Portland, OR. All engine receipts. Good panel fit, but passenger door a bit off. Paint thick in fender. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLI) AT $9,750. The Holiday hardtop was the most-produced 442 bodystyle in '69, but seller was wise to hold on here. This car could easily bring 50 percent more with a few muscle-hungry buyers present. #90-1969 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 1368097322346. Red with white stripes/black. Odo: 7,952 miles. V8; nonmatching 1970 engine. Current owner racked up only 1,200 miles in four years. Power door sills. Nice chrome all around. Interior good but worn. Dash pad cover has cracks. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. Even considering this 'Vette didn't have any of the more desirable engine/performance options, the offer was still about 55k short of what it should be. #134-1971 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY wagon. S/N CR45T1C227188. Yellow with faux wood panelling. Odo: 25,164 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. In storage for 20 years, then recent Chrysler Club National Meet, 1st Place Mopar Modified. Intact "wood" panelling, beautiful yellow paint with a few nicks. Closeratio steering, many new components. Long roof very dull in places—original? Beautiful glass window, but surrounding gaskets cracked. Rear plasticluome chipping away behind window. Add-on US Wheels chromed and shiny. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,883. Non - Hemi Barracudas are also very much on the rise. Buyer can't lose with this one; the price would have been spot-on a year ago, but now it looks like a good deal. #139-1966 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 6R07C141155. White/bright blue. Odo: 10,763 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Some body filler evident, rough caulking in window rain gutters. 90  steering removed, but parts are all saved. Panel fit good, chrome good. Thick, shiny paint, touched-up in places. Tasmanian Devil decal on tailgate. Black AstroTurf in bed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,200. Top money, especially for a car with a mild custom feel. A perfect example of how nice presentation translated to generous bidding. rack. American Racing wheels. Chrome a little cloudy and scratched. Split bench seats, surf floor mats; clean and mostly original inside. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,982. The car that you Sports Car Marker


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Silver Auctions Portland, OR were ashamed to be seen in as a kid is now the coolest ride around. Good luck parking it, though. Young people browsing the cars were especially interested in this surf wagon, with its bright-yellow-and-woody scheme. Cool factor aside, it was also arguably the most car for the money and the most practical car at the sale. #22-1981 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 1G2AW87W6L127725. Black with gold eagle applique. Odo: 8,548 miles. 301-ci V8, auto. Fiberglass front fascia cracked. Slight wear around T-tops. Paint okay. Seals and rubber around windows cracked and broken. almost-show quality with a minimum of effort and cost. Close offer, but not quite. #78-1988 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 35TH ANNIVERSARY coupe. S/N 1GlYY2182J5117281. White/cream. Odo: 72,155 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Paint fair; back fascia looks to be either faded or repainted. Engine compartment clean. Upholstery in good shape. Console scratched. Climate control works. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,275. Sold #126-1990 CHRYSLER TC BY MASERATI coupe. S/N ZC2FR1201LB206403. Cream/ black leather. Odo: 21,045 miles. 16-valve turbo 14, rare 5-sp. Excellent panel fit. Good paint, average chrome with light pitting. Original interior very well cared for, looks like new. Removable hardtop. Condition reflects low mileage and careful use. Abundance of Stars and Bars stickers. Dash beginning to bubble; cloth interior very nice. Three concours trophies and third-place ribbon come with car. No license plate. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,900. The 301 V8 made only 135 hp in '81—no wonder they had to make the screaming eagle so large on the hood. This car looks like it could be cleaned back up to only in white with black trim, with special emblems, the 35th Anniversary model has shown to be worth a little more than the base Corvette coupe. Only 2,050 were made, so they're appreciating ahead of the standard coupes. Given the condition, sold at about the right price for the buyer and seller Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $9,600. As the Kcar Chrysler LeBarons it's based on are mostly in the junkyard now, the TC by Maserati is now more of a novelty than a costly embarrassment. There isn 't much of a market for these as a collector car, but rare 16v turbo 5-sp cars like this one have the most potential, and this is about the best you'll find, aside from the ones sitting expensively in climate-controlled garages. Seller was smart to hold on. • Breathing New Life Into Classic Jaguars HISTORIC RACING TOURS NOW BOOKING 2005 'GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED' 2005 'GOODWOOD REVIVAL' 2006 'MONACO HISTORICS' Luxury touring; gourmet food & accommodations; VIP seating; celebrity guest speakers & mach, much more! Recent comprehensive restoration Sparing no expense Fit to perfection with attention to details, superb craftsmanship A full length DVD movie and a photo album of the restoration process is included for the new owmer. This special E-Type will be featured in the RM Auction Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL March 12, 2005 'Whew qtcat ewo achieve Yorectio 5‘441-c44e,,, Vista Pacific Drive Oceanside CA 92056-3514 es: 760 758 6100 Restoration. 760.758.6199 SHOWCASE March 2005 FESTIVAL OF SPEED steve,AUTOMOBILIA & GREAT VACATIONS For Information call: 1-800-452-8434 email: sieveaustin@colton.com wwv.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 91 via  •


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Cheffins Duxford, UK CheffIns Cheffins Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom October 2, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High:  Bill King 53 30 57% 903,259 Lot 620, 1939 Luganda 1G6 Drophead Coupe, sold at S123,840 Premium: 7.5% (included in prices of sold lots) by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics ome 1,750 mainly private buyers rather than traders attended the latest Cheffins viewing and sale days inside a cavernous hangar at their regular venue, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. The Cambridge house scored an auction first, too, by setting up their rostrum between the rear wheels of a once supersonic Concorde with the audience filling the seats and packing the sides beneath the fuselage. Kicking off with a huge amount of automobilia, of which an impressive 89 percent changed hands, followed by thirty-one classic motorcycles with a 77 percent sale rate and a 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C combination raising $30,960 and a 1936 Brough Superior SS80 with Matchless engine $27,090. S Star turn among the fifty-three-strong cars section, with build dates ranging from 1911 to 1990, was a magnificent 1939 Lagonda LG6, restored many years ago but now nicely patinated and almost looking original again. In two-tone gray livery and boasting a comprehensive history file, the Drophead Coupe sold in the hangar for a near top estimate $123,840. However, the new owner, who runs an art gallery and therefore presumably appreciates super stylish items, did have to defeat an American telephone bidder to secure his prize. Also much admired was a wonderful immediate post-war creation from ye olde British coachbuilders H J Mulliner, a unique 1948 Bentley MINI Sedanca Drophead Coupe. The former star of the New York Motor Show was stunningly presented in very period Sea Green with still original interior and therefore really warranted the $107,393 paid. A buyer was secured for one out of two Italian exotics. For although a Ferrari 365 92  Sports Car Market GTB/4 Daytona, which had been in receipt of a well-engineered conversion to open-top Spyder spec and was presented in the near obligatory Rosso Corsa with black interior, ran out of puff at an insufficient $162,000, an even more freshly renovated Ghia-built 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder in light green metallic with cream leather did get away for $94,815. a 1929 Alvis 12/50 Special—well crafted from a Sedan into an attractive Roadster by marque enthusiasts Roy Heath and David Marrable and well known in Alvis circles, which sold for an above forecast $40,635— earned much applause from the Cheffins faithful who continue to consign and buy "interesting" stock. Both the Lagonda results-topper and Overseas interest would also appear to be increasing by the sale. A rusty and therefore "No Reserve" 1972 Jensen Interceptor III cheapo was bought by a Swedish buyer for $8,514 and a scruffy 1973 E-type V12 Jag Roadster left-hooker went to a new Dutch home for $29,993. Once again, there was something here for everyone and for all budgets.—R.H-E. ENGLISH 11111111gia ' l■LL #624-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I boat-tail tourer. S/N 25CL. Eng. #IU75. Bright green over black/green. RHD. Odo: 450 miles. Mileage since engine rebuild. Barkerstyle body replicated in marine ply by Bampton Bros. Originally a Pullman Limo de Ville. Torpedo roadster, then utility-bodied during U.S. residency, converted to current configuration with attractively done non-Barker back end during 1991 restoration. Repaint from then very good, interior leather and wood clean, chassis/suspension paint fair. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,148. Worth every dime of mid-estimate money paid. Engine ran almost silently, too. #612-1929 ALVIS 12/50 SPECIAL 2/3seater roadster. S/N 7356. Eng. #9504. British Racing Green/British Racing Green. RHD. Scruffy 12/50 sedan when acquired 1957. Lightweight open body with bathtub rear fitted during four-yearrestoration. 100,000 miles and much comp work during next twenty years. Refurbed fairly recently with well-detailed engine bay. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $40,635. Just over guide price paid generated considerable applause from mainly enthusiast audience. Whilst many Alvis Specials tend to be rather DIY-looking, this one had been very nicely executed. #603-1929 AUSTIN SEVEN AE 4-seater tourer. S/N 97186. Eng. #96349. Cream/ brown. RHD. One of only 500 made like this. Sad and rusty, though seemingly complete. Bare chassis by 1970, rebodied in 1975. Fresh-ish repaint. Chrome very good, interior good. An old refurb. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $64,800. Vendor held out, unsuccessfully, for $72k. Even with the rather nautical-looking body, an open and all-working Phantom has to be worth this, or more. #649-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP 4-seat tourer. S/N GXO 87. Eng. #EE6A. Bright blue over black/dark blue. RHD. First Everything needed to achieve what would be entirely practical resurrection still obtainable from marque/model specialists. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $3,870. Although vendor had been hoping for around $1,000 more, this was more than enough for basket case project. #611-1933 WOLSELEY HORNET 2/3seater roadster. S/N 121458. Eng. #954A/78. Red/black. RHD. Refurb still fresh-looking,


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Market Reports Auction, Location panels and repaint good, leather interior and top fabric renewed. Thanks to some period bodywork surviving, better-looking than most Hornet Specials. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,350. Mid - estimate result thoroughly deserved. #658-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30HP SEDANCA DEVILLE. S/N GHO 72. Eng. #F23A. Black/black. RHD. Definitely an ambitious resto project, huge scabs all over to be sole surviving large-engined VA. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,638. Unsold under hammer, but quickly converted into after-sale for just under lower guide price, TC retail money and far more MG for buyer 's money. body. No windshield glass, hence interior equally dilapidated. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Should have been enough, but was simply too distressed to justify $28,800 price tag. #636-1938 MG VA 4-seat tourer. S/N 2126T. Eng. #TPDG 6786/2. Olde English White/blue. RHD. Ex-Cops car, 1990s restored. Panels perfect, paint with few marks, interior good, though trimmed in tough vinyl rather than more desirable leather. Reckoned #620-1939 LAGONDA LG6 convertible. S/N 12342. Eng. #LG6/477/S4. Two-tone gray/ gray with blue piping. RHD. One ofjust 50 LG6s remaining. Old restoration, former concours entrant, now looking almost original again, Externally very sharp, repainted not that long ago, chrome and top fabric like new, too, said still to be original interior nicely mellowed like your favorite armchair, engine bay clean. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $107,393. New owner gave this striking Mk VI mid-estimate valuation. Well worth it. apart from discreetly fitted modern indicators. Only very minor nicks to paint; chrome unmarked. Leather slightly worn. Absolutely lovely. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $123,840. Another applause-earner, and rightly so. Such was competition between aspiring owners that the winner ended up paying nearly $7k over the top estimate. #615-1948 BENTLEY MK VI convert- ible. S/N B382CF. Eng. #B191C. Sea Green/ green. RHD. Odo: 48,000 miles. NY Motor Show exhibit. Low mileage claimed during only three chauffeur-driven ownerships. www.alfapartscatalog.com You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything., you just FLY AND DRIVE! MARTIN E. BUTTON, INC. Phone: Fax: wvvw.cosdel.com email. info@cosdel.com Largest online parts and accessories catalog wit' factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! Original parts and hard to find NOS. Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. /High performance components. Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusivf Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com March 2005 93


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Market Reports Auction, Location #656-1952 MORGAN PLUS FOUR 2seat roadster. SN P2440. Eng. #V392ME. Yellow/black, white piping. RHD. Unlike steel panels over wooden ash-frame factory cars, uniquely bodied in aluminum over tubular steel frame by Dellow trials car bodywork firm. Some early Club motor sports history. Gained silver/red. RHD. Odo: 128,000 miles. One of only 27 Sls with suicide rear doors. Resprayed 1964 (though likely to have been refreshed at some time since), upholstery re-colored 1979. Panels, paint, chrome and interior leather and wood all excellent with only minor cosmetic degradation. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $48,600. Most probably worth $50,000, while vendor wanted at least $63,000. #657-1961 SUNBEAM ALPINE S2 roadster with hardtop. S/N B9103318 HRO. Red/ black. RHD. Body restored 1991, then stored, engine bay well presented, rear suspension fault declared. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. Surprisingly, not one single live bid spotted. Even without fully charted early history, has to be worth $29k, if not $36k minimum estimate sought. #621-1967 JAGUAR 420 sedan. S/N PIF3271BW. Eng. #7F 4993-8. Honey beige/red. RHD. Odo: 26,000 miles. Mileage validated by impressive history file. Obviously well repainted 17 years ago, all original panels awful fiberglass fenders at some time. Last tarted up years ago, paint now almost completely matte and much marked, interior shabby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,932. Sold at last (Christie's failed to shift in London). With what is essentially TR2 motor and likely to be lightweight body work, this unique Mog should go well. #648-1957 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 RALLY/SPRINT roadster with hardtop. SN BN4L0/35297. Eng. #ICH35297. Red/ black. RHD. Odo: 6,000 miles. LHD converted to RHD. Mileage since completion. Former 100/6 with big lump on triple Webers, discs all round, twin servos, gearlever-mounted o/d engine rebuilt 2003. Repaint only fair, chrome good, original interior sound but shabby, carpets renewed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,257. $780 below estimate was wisely accepted for unimpressive example of 1,592 cc-engined S2. #629-1962 DAIMLER SP250 roadster. S/N 104166. Eng. #97383. Ivory/red. RHD. retained, very shiny, wheels mint, leather and headlining also claimed still to be original, though S-Type veneers on door tops. Cond: I. SOLD AT $21,285. Desired money was forthcoming for low-mileage and cosmetically very sharp 420. #613-1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE S2 4.2-LITER roadster. S/N IR1331. Eng. #7R70749. Pale blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 26,000 miles. Two-owner car, accident damaged 1972, Odo: 93,000 miles. Body-off rebuilt 1990, repaint from then only fair, original leather good. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $17,100. Worth more, but not $7,200 more being sought. switch. Works Rally body tweaks, bumperless, cooling deflectors either side of radiator opening, wing and scuttle vents. Panel fit good, paint excellent, two buckets, map light, engine bay well presented. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $42,300. May have looked the part, but actually this was neither regular street car, full-blooded racer; nor rally car. Being really a 100/6 also didn't help. #619-1957 BENTLEY Si sports sedan. S/N B36BA. Eng. #BB18. Dark gray over #626-1963 LOTUS ELITE S2 coupe. S/N EB2003. Eng. #FWB4002, 93021, 2/004WS. Silver over red/black. RHD. Odo: 220 miles. Mileage since refurbishment. Club Elite North America's Mike Ostrov confirms one of final Elites with Bristol Aircraft–made shell, most likely supplied in kit form. Lost original #12030 engine, currently fitted with not repaired until 1989. Repaint now going off, original chrome only fair, original leather creased. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,378. $2,178 over guide price paid seemed over-generous for S2 with ifh) past. #605-1972 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR HI coupe. S/N 1238/4754. Salmon/Magnolia. RHD. Odo: 78,083 miles. Unused since 1997, shell sound underneath, paint Stage 2 1,460-cc with twin Webers. Italian restored 1997, GRP excellent. Paint unmarked, bumperless. Later Elan buckets, carpets new, 94 mainly glossy—but seriously rust-bubbled wheel arches, original brightwork marked, leather grubby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,514. Taking into account likely-to-be-crumbly wing Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Auction, Location panels, wisely auctioned without reserve. Eventual over-generous valuation due to much competition amongst bidders. #627-1972 MGB-GT coupe. S/N GHD5276801G. Eng. #RS39828. British Racing Green/black. RHD. Odo: 200 miles. Mileage since restoration. Expensively (extravagantly) renovated, panels, paint, chrome, scuffed, engine bay in need of TLC. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,993. Rather scruk, worth no more than near-top estimate money paid. #647-1973 MORGAN 4/4 4-seat roadster. S/N B3133. Eng. #3D12A1538. Dark green/black. RHD. Recent bulkhead renovation, but panels marked, particularly and interior all still excellent. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Worth no more than this and certainly nowhere near owner 's retail-plus $12,600 price tag. #609-1973 JAGUAR E-TYPE S3 V12 roadster. S/N UD1S21769. Eng. #7S I 0027LA. Sable/Cinammon. Odo: 38,000 miles. A/c, tinted windshield, wind deflector behind seats, chrome luggage rack, chrome wires. Old repaint thick with marks, original leather much handling kit, well repainted at some time. Still good with only minor marks, chrome excellent, leather re-Connolized 2001. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $33,300. Auctioneers and their vendor were rightly looking for $45,000 or more. hood, rear fenders scuffed, paint dull. Original interior shabby. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT #638-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N SCAYD00007CCH04488. Eng. #04488. Acrylic White/black, red piping. RHD. Odo: 22,000miles. Ex-Saudi RoyalFamily, headlamp wash-wipers, twin under-bumper Lucas fogs, badge bar. Power-hood fitted 2002. $11,700. Fundamentally sound, though dull. Given an easily applied makeover would have stood better chance of achieving the desired $14,400 or more. #644-1976 BENTLEY CORNICHE S1A coupe. S/N CBH 22984. Eng. #22984. Caribbean Blue/Surf Blue. RHD. One of only three S 1 As built. Harvey Bailey 1934 AC 16/60 DHC With pre-selector gearbox; properly stored in dry storage for 40 years, correct, complete and in need of re-commissioning. 1967 Citroen DS21 Cabriolet Manual gearbox, second California owner, fanatically maintained and in superb mechanical condition. Also Available: 1961 Facel Vega Facellia Cabriolet: one owner, 40K km with all books and records, in splendid running and driving condition. 1951 Jowett Jupiter Roadster RHD: one owner car, with quality professional restoration almost finished. BB One Exports March 2005 Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 95


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Market Reports Auction, Location minor microblistering below thick paint, brightwork excellent, leather only lightly worn, wood-trimmed cockpit edges jewelry marked. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $59,985. Deserved near mid - estimate money paid. #639-1988 JAGUAR XJS V12 convert- ible. S/N SAJJNADW3DA143259. Eng. #8S053187HA. Red metallic/beige. RHD. Odo: Repainted in recent past; unmarked, minor wear to interior. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $50,400. In very wedding white, probably worth $3,600 more, not the $63k more sought. #618-1983 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N ZDH06944. Eng. #06944. Black metallic, red coachlining/red. RHD. Odo: 37,000 miles. Four owners. Some 68,000 miles. First owned by Jag themselves, six private keepers since, full service history. 2003 repaint very good, original leather re-Connolized but cracked. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $10,440. Deserved to sell, but maybe not worth $15,300-$18,900 being floated. GERMAN #642-1990  190 COSWORTH 2.5-16V sedan. SN  WAB2010352F721040.  MERCEDES-BENZ Eng. #10299020002902. Smoke Silver/black. RHD. Rad grille changed to SL look when new. Panels straight, paint chips, alloys marked, leather worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,321. Thanks to an enthusiastic underbidder the near topestimate paid was slightly too much. ITALIAN #614-1965 ALFA ROMEO 2600 convertible. S/N AR852061. Eng. #06608/D0106. Call-(.949) 646 6(;86 .  9b  ® m Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat Red/black. RHD. Odo: 48,581 miles. One of 103 in RHD, four owners. Bodywork sound above and below, well repainted at some time, brightwork good, dash covering original, seats grubby, recent engine rebuild. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,769. Model and condition were well worth lower guide price paid. #635-1970  FERRARI  365GTB/4 DAYTONA convertible conversion. S/N 13351. Eng. #251. Red/black. Body by factory, converted by unknown U.S. specialist/re-engineered by Bacchelli & Villa. First coupe in Italy, initially chopped in U.S., more original interior soiled, alloys also in need of makeover. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,030. Minimum money required was cheap enough for a Ferrari, even a cosmetically tired one. AMERICAN #622-1911 BUICK MODEL 26 roadster runabout. S/N 656. Eng. #656. Red with yellow coachlining/burgundy. RHD. In longterm ownership of late Dr. Julian Quattlebaum, in Harry Evans Museum in Savannah for years. Online sales of recent production cars. 2005 FORD MUSTANG GT Date sold: 12/12/2004 Sale location: eBay Motors #4511457347 Details: 4 miles, automatic transmission, interior upgrade package, rear spoiler. Sale result: $27,775, 6 bids Seller's feedback: 53 Buyer's feedback: 0 AMP: $27,775 Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL; www.bentleygoldcoast.com ; asking $33,995 for new. recently re-engineered during Italian restoration with no scuttle shake. Panels, paint, brightwork including wheels, and leather all currently excellent with very minor wear. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $162,000. This should have been enough to buy this really well-executed conversion. $198k-$234k expectations were totally unrealistic. #634-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI roadster. S/N AM115S1045. Eng. #1045. Light green metallic/cream. Repaint and retrim 2003. Terry Ancient restoration, only display-worn since, still glossy with lost of brass bits to polish, complete with mannequin dummy in period frock. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,700. Bid was $15,300 below estimate. $27,000 would have been generous here for this very staticlooking museum exhibit. #631-1924 BUICK S24 MODEL 37 4-door sedan. S/N 2437. Eng. #1109210. Black over blue over black/brown. Very old resto, 1965 Date sold: 12/19/2004 Sale location: eBay Motors #4511176729 Details: 7 miles, 500-hp V10, Hurst shifter, 508-watt Infinity stereo, leather. Sale result: $46,193, 17 bids Seller's feedback: 2 Buyer's feedback: 2 MSRP: $52,600 Hoyle rebuilt engine, gearbox, and brakes in 2004. Absolutely mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $94,815. This was probably enough for this head-turning stunner even though $4,185 more was being sought. #610-1984 FERRARI 4001 2+2 coupe. S/N ZFFEBO6C 00041425. Blue metallic/ tan. RHD. Air-con, power steering, auto. Possibly original paint now much blemished, repaint now very drab with micro blistering, windows updated with safety glass, original mohair interior surprisingly good. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,450. At least $11,700 was being sought. Mighty difficult to sell on this side of the Atlantic, particularly in this condition. #628-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 3Y85A128946. Corinthian white/red. Odo: 31,000 miles. Two Floridian Other current offering: Woodhouse Performance, Blair, NE; http://viper.woodhouse.com ; asking $52,600 for new. 2005 LOTUS ELISE 2005 DODGE SRT/10 QUAD CAB Date sold: 12/22/2004 owners claimed, power top, rear wheel spats, spinner-type wheel finishers. Old resto, repaint still good, sun-scorched seat correctly recovered. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,025. Correctly valued by all concerned.• March 2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4513773477 Details: 890 miles, sport and touring packages, hard top, metallic paint. Sale result: $47,615, 5 bids Seller's feedback 2 Buyer's feedback: 1 12 MSRP: $48,615 Other current offering: Lineback Enterprises, Plano, TX; www.lineback.com; asking $49,850 for a 12-mile car.• 97


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        Price Guide German and Etceterini T AMPHICAR Am hicar AUDI Quatro coupe IT BITTER SC coupe SC co e BMW 328  cello 250/300  beta 600 2+2  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range r_f GERMAN CARS 61-68  90-91  00-04  83-84  85  37-39  55-62  57-59  n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a 465  158,728  34,813  $25,000  $5,000  $20,000  $8,000  $9,000  $185,000  $10,000  58,500  $40,000 $8,000 $35,000 512,000 SI 5,000 5235,000 $17,000  511,000 5/01 507 roadster 56-59 253 $280,000 5385,000 3/99 (Additions: Rudge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hardtop, $10,000. Deduct: $15,000 if sedan replacement block.) (Most serial-production BMWs are just 'used cars: hence value is determined solely by condition.) Bavaria 4-door  3.0 CSL 3.0(5 28006    1600 coupe  2002 coupe  2002 coupe  2002 tii coupe  2002 coupe  320i coupe  3201 coupe  3181 coupe  325e coupe  3251 coupe  3251 convertible  3251 convertible  630 (Si coupe  68-71 71-74 71-72 72-74 67-70 68-71 72-74 72-74 75-76 77-80 81-83 84-85 84-87 87-88 87-89 90-91 77 7842  83-84  85-87  88-89  88-89  90-91  91-92  94-97  79-80  9,399 39,056 1,039 11,063 277,320 339,004 inc. 38,703 inc. 2002 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a (6-series sales for '78-82 were 32,292.05 soles 821 '77-83 were 8,785 633 (Si coupe  633 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  750iL 4-door  75011 4-door  8501 coupe  8401 coupe  M1 coupe  see note above  n/a  n/a  n/o  n/a  n/o  n/a n/a  450   M3 coupe M5 4-dr. (Euro) M5 4-dr. MO coupe L7 4-dr. 16 coupe M3 coupe 03 roadster (4 cyl.) 13 roadster (6 cyl.) (03 M series, add $4,000.) 28 K Sedan Custom  K Tourer  S Sportwagen  S Tourer  SS cabriolet  SS roadster  55K roadster  290 cabriolet  380 cabriolet  500K Tourer  500K cabriolet  500K Special roadster  540K coupe  98 26-30  26-30  27-30  27-30  28-35  28-35  28-32  34-34  33-34  34-36  34-36  34-36  36-39  150 inc. 146 n/o 107 n/a 33 n/a 154 325 inc. 29 419 $180,000 $325,000 $400,000 $365,000 $500,000 S625,000 $800,000 $90,000 $300,000 $1,300,000 $365,000 $1,750,000 $145,000 $240,000 $480,000 $575,000 5525,000 5700,000 $850,000 51,100,000 $120,000 $425,000 $195,000 $500,000 $2,400,000 $190,000 88-91 85-90 91-92 87-88 86-87 87 95-97 96-97 97-02 2,000' n/o n/o n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a $4,000 54,500 56,500 57,500 55,000 $6,500 515,500 518,000 565,000 (M1 production numbers include Group 4 8 5 comp. Models.) n/o $9,500 $8,500 $12,000 $12,000 $5,000 $6,500 $18,000 $11,500 57,500 $3,000 517,500 58,000 55,000 $6,000 56,000 510,500 $4,000 $2,000 $2,500 $2,000 $2,250 $3,250 $4,250 $4,500 55 000 S10,000 54,500 522,500 $12,000 $7,000 $8,500 $8,500 $15,500 $6,500 $3,750 $4,000 $3,750 $4,000 $6,000 $6,500 51,000 $6,500 $5,500 $6,500 59,000 $10,500 $7,500 $9,500 $21,500 $33,000 $85,000 $12,500 $12,000 $16,000 $15,000 $6,500 $9,000 $25,000 S17,000 Gullwing (Steel body,Type 198.040) Gullwing (Allay body, Type  198.043) Roadster (drum brake, Type  198.042) Roadster (disc brake)  Roadster (disc broke, alloy  engine) 190SL convertible  (Add $1,500 for factory hardtop.) 2305L  250S1  280S1  9/96 4/00 4/00 4/00 63-67  67-68  68-71  230/250/280M. 19,831  5,196  23,885  525,000  $28,000  533.000  530,000  $35,000 $45,000  1/02 4/04 (Deduct $2,500 for no hardtop. Add $1,500 for 4-speed. Add $5,000 for OF 5-speed.) (Note: 71 and later 51.s and SLCs should be regarded as 'used cars without huge collector potential. Condition is the prime determinant of value.) 3505L roadster  450S1C coupe  (Add $3,000 for 1973 450S1C.) 450S1 convertible  45051C coupe  450S1 convertible  38051C coupe  380S1 convertible  380S1 convertible  560SL 56051 300SL 500SL     SLK roadster  1705 cabriolet A  220 cabriolet A  220 cabriolet B 220 coupe  71-72 73-77 74-77  78-N 78-80  81  80-83 84-85 86-87 8849 90-92  90-92  97-04     Later SU 15,304 66,298 inc. inc. 45,056 inc. 49,347 inc. n/o n/a n/a 54 (13 hardtop coupes w/sunroof, 70 w/o.) 300 cabriolet 0 (4-dr. convertible) 51-53 (Production number includes A,B,C models.) 3004-door sedan  300$ (2-door) cabriolet  300S coupe  300S roadster  3006 4-door sedan  300b 4-door cabriolet 0  300c 4-door cabriolet D  300k sedan  300Sc coupe  3005s cabriolet A  300Sc roadster  220S cabriolet  2205 coupe  300d cabriolet D (Adenauer)  300d 4-door sedan  220SE coupe  220SE cabriolet  9/03 220SEb coupe 2-dr.  Cabriolet  30058 cabriolet  73058 coupe  250SE cabriolet  8/01 300/4505E1 6.3 / 6.9  2805E Cab (hi grille)  low grille 6 tyl. cabriolet  51-53 52-53 52-53 52-53 52-53 54-55 56-67 55-58 55-58 55-58 55-58 56-59 57-60 58-62 58-62 58-60 58-60 60-65 60-65 62-67 66-68 66-68 68-78 68-69 1970 2,394 1,167 950 83 642 n/a 203 216 141 6,214 91 n/a n/a 98 49 53 3,290 2,081 65 n/a n/a n/a 16,902 inc. 3,127 6,213 inc. 6,525 5,187 inc. $10,000  58,500  $9,000 $7,000 511,000 57,500 $9,000 510,000 512,000 513,000 518,000 $21,000 $22,000 Other Collectible Mercedes-Benz 49-51 51-55 518,000 $40,000 530,000 $35,000     555,000  515,000 5160,000 $70,000 $115,000 512,500 545,000 550,000 514,0 0 5140, 00 $230, 00 $230,000 535,0 $20,0 5110,000 S14,0 $25,0 0 555,0 $20.0 530,0 $40,0 $25.0 535,0 59.000 535,0 540,0 $16,000 $12,000 $13,000 $10,500 515,000 511,000 $13,000 $14,000 $18,000 520,000 525,000 $28,000 $40,000 535,000 $55,000 540,000 S42,500 90.000 518,50 5180, 00 595,00 520,000 516,50 5 5,00 $ 0,000 $17,000 515,000 520, 00 S290,000 545,00 S 0,00 51 5,0 0 $18,00 55,000 50,000 90,000 545,00 S 5,000 S 5,000 0,000 S12,500 55,000 0,000 10/99 12/98 7/01 54-57  55-56  54011 cobriolet 5406 Special roadster 36-39  36-39  a a 2 inc. inc. 300SL 1,371 29 $300,000  $600,000  S350, 000 $150,000 (Additions: Rudge wheels -1- $20,000; fitted luggage +$5,000. Subtradions: No belly pans 38,000) 57-61  61-62  62-63  1,377 269 210 $200,000  $225.000  $300,000  S250,000 $300,000 $400,000 (Disc brakes from SN 2780, olloy engine block from SN 3049. Additions: Rudge wheels, +$20,000; factory luggage, +$5,000; factory harctto , +$5,000 54-64  25,881  $28,000  $45,000  12/04 12/04 S500,000  $2,000,000  $1,000,000 52,650.D00 12/03 5/02 2805E coupe 33  70-71  4,502 $30,000  (Add $1,500 for factory sunroof, subtract 51,500 for no NC) Cabriolet 3.5 70-71 inc. (Subtract $1,500 force NC, odd 51,000 for console shift automatic 190E-16 valve  (36 sedan  OPEL 570,000  86-87  95-97  PORSCHE 356 356 coupe 'pre-A'  356 cabriolet  356 Speedster 3566 coupe 3566 cabriolet 356A Speedster 356A convertible D  50-55  50-55  54-55 56-59 56-59 56-58 59  (356, 356A: Add $2,000 for Super engine.) 3566 Camera GS Cpe  56-59   56-59 56.59 56-59 56-59    3658 cabriolet (1-5)  356B roadster (T-5)  356B Notchback (T-5)  8/02  8/02  60-61  60-61  60-61  60-61  7,627 1,685 1,233 13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 541 140 75 525,000  525,000 $45,000 525,000 535,000 555,000 550,000 585,000  (This is total production for all GS and CT cars. Numbers below included 3566 Carrera GS cabriolet 3560 Carrera Speedster  3566 Camera CT coupe  356A Camera Cl Speedster   (There were 7 pushrod CT Speedsters built.) 3568 coupe (1-5 body)  541 72 8,556 3,091 2,649 1,048 5110,000 5130,000 $120,000 S165,000 515,000 530,000 $40,000 $10000     35613 coupe (1-6)  3568 cabriolet (0-6)  3568 'twin grille' roadster (1-6)  3568 Notchback (1-6)  Camera 205  6/00 Camera 2 cabriolet  356C coupe  356C cabriolet  356 mope SC  62-63  62-63  1962  1962  62-65  62-64  63-65  63-65  6,289  3,096  248  697  360  88  13,507  3,174  63-65 inc. coupe  530,000 (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece 'bent' window until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) $30,000 $60,000 $3 9/98 8/96 $cum 575,000 35,000 3/02 4/01 $65,000 5100.000 S125,000 $150,000 St 50,000 5200,000 518,000 535,000 550,000 515,000 516,000  $30000  560,000  $10,000  S130000  5160,000  $20,000  540,000  $22,500  520,000  40,000 $75,000 $15,000 $170,000  $210,000 $25,000  $50,000 30,000 $4 5/04 1/04 $3 356 cabriolet SC 63-65 ins, cob $50,000 $60,000 (For all 356 Porsches: Additions: sunroof, $3,000 ; Rudge wheels, $10,000; hardtop on a cabriolet, $1,000; hardtop on o Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex: subtract 15./o of value. Improper exterior color for year of car: subtract 25% of value.) 911 coupe 2.0  911 coupe 2.0  911 Tango 2.0  9115 coupe 2.0  911S Targa 2.0  911L coupe 2.0  911L Targa 2.0  10/97 9111 mune 2.2 9111 Tango 2.2 911E coupe 2.2 911E Targa 2.2 9115 coupe 2.2 911S Tanga 2.2 911: Small Bumper, Shod Wheelbase 65  235 66-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  68  68  10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 13,019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 2,131 $12,000 $10,000 510,000 510,000 517,000 $10,000 $10,000 911: Small Bumper, Long Wheelbase 69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  $10,000 S10,000 511,000 511,000 $16,000 $16,000 (Deduct 15% for 2.01 1969 cars.) 9111 coupe 2.4  9111 'Tarp 2.4  8/04 72-73  72-73  4/94 4/94  72-73  72-73  72-73  72-73  9,964 7,968  (Add 52,000 for 73 1/2 911T w/ CIS injection.) 911E coupe 2.4  911E Targa 2.4  9115 coupe 2.4  9115 Torga 2.4  2,490  1,916  3,180  1,914  $10,000  $10,000  $12,000  $12,000  518,000   518,000  513.000 $15,000 $15,000 $25,000 $24,000 $13,000 $13,000 $14,000 514,000 515,000 515.000 524.000 524,000 515.000 $15.000 $15,000  $15,000 $3 7/00 30,000 90,000 (Additions: sunroof, +51,000, soft-window tango, $3,000. Deductions: 4-speed transmission, -$1,000) Sports Car Market 6/99 6/01 (Spotter's Note: T-5 body has gas filler cap inside trunk, 0-6 has external gas filler cop.) (Add for 356 II Super engine, add $2,000; Super-90 add $3,000.) 6/99 n/a n/a 57,500 515.000 53,000  $100,000 $11.500 $77000 55,500 $40,000 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range Price Range T.' Z 2/02 "Z 10/00


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Price Range 4 Carrera RSL 'Tourin g' Carrera RS "Li ghtweighr Carrera coupe 2.7 Euro  911S coupe 2.7 911S Targa 2.7   Carrera coupe 2.7 US Carrera Tarp 2.7 US Carrera coupe Euro 3.0 Carrera Jorge Euro 3.0     911SC coupe  911SC Targo  911 "Weissoch" Ed.  911 Ferry Porsche Ed.  911SC cabriolet  930 Turbo coupe (3.01)  930 Turbo coupe (3.01)  930 Turbo coupe (3.31)  911 Turbo (3.31)  911 Turbo cabriolet (3.31)  911 Turbo Slant (3.31)  911 Turbo Targo (3.31)  C2 Turbo coupe (Type 964)  73 73 1,360 200 911: Federalized Bum 74-75  74-77  74-77  74-77  74-77  76-77  76-77  16,977  inc. obv.  inc. obv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  35,607 27,678 408 200 4,187 565,000 S100,000 $20,000 $8,000 58,000 $9,500 59,500 $14,500 $14,500 911SC: Federalized Bumper, Wide-Bo 78-83  78-83  80  82  83  Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 284 75  76-77  78-85  86-89  87-89  87-89  87-89  91-93  2,596 10,004 4,363 2,002 675 657 5,125 (Add 20% for 1992 380-hp S models. 80 built.) 993 Twin Turbo 96-97 n/a (Deduct 25% for gra y market) Carrera  Carrera Torga  Carrera cabriolet  Carrera  Carrara large  Camera cabriolet  25th Anniversary coupe  25th Anniversary cabriolet  Camera wad Speedster 36,834 19,502 22,283 inc. inc. inc. 84-86  84-86  84-86  87-89  87-89  87-89  88  89  89  340 875 515,000 515,000 $17,000 $17,000 $17,000 $16,000 $18,000 $19,000    $22,000 $28,000 $25,000 $25,000 $35,000      $80,030  $17,000 517,000 $19,000 $21,500 $21,500 $24,500 585,m S140,000 526 000 510,0181 510,000 513,000 513,000 517,000 517,000 519,000 519,000 $22,000 $22,000 522,000 522,000 523,000 527,000 (2,918 US legal production. All 75, 80-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 39/0 for gray market, 50% if no EPA/DOT papers.) 526,000 535,000 535,000 535,000 $42,500 $95,000 519,000 519,000 522,000 $24,500 $24,500 $28,000 (Add $4,000 for factory wide-body appearance g roup, odd $4,000 for fact Carrera Club Sport  inc. above (For USA, 120 coupes, 100 cabs, BO targas.) Speedster  89  Camaro 2  Camera 2 large  Carrera 2 cabriolet  Carrera 4  Camera 4 la rg e  Carrera 4 cabriolet  America roadster  (errors 2 Speedster  Carrera  Camera 4  Carrera cabriolet  Carrera 4 cabriolet  Carrera Tarp  Carrera 45  Carrera $  Turbo S  Carrera  Carrera 4  Carrera cabriolet  (errata 4 cabriolet  Carrera Turbo  Camaro large  0T3  GT2  912 coupe (I.61)  (Add $500 for Torgo.) 912E coupe (21.)  914-4 1.71.  914-6  914-6 GT  914R  916 (2.7 RS spec en gine)  9145 (aka 914-8)  March 2005 90-94  90-94  90-91  89-94  90-94  90-91  92-93  93-94  95-97  95-96  95-98  95-98  96-98  96-98  97-98  97  99-04  99-04  99-04  99-04  02-04  02-04  99-01  02-04  66-69  76  70-73  70-72  71  72  72  72  (Custom built for Porsche famil y members.) 2,065 964 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 925 993 46,919 inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. 180 996 n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/u 912 29,212 2,099 914 114,479 3,351 11 4 20 2 $5,000 $11,000 575,000 $75,000 $75,000 $100,000 $7,500 $15,000 $150,000 $125,000 5125,000 $150,000 12/99 $8,000  $8,000  $11,000 s11,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $75,000 $55,000 $70,000 $165,000 $65,000 $70,000 $75,000 $80,000 $110,000 $75,000 $95,000 $185,000 531,000 534,500 537,500 $39,000 $40,000 $48,000 $49,000 90,000 549,000 046,500 555,500 $57,500 $55,500 561,500 560,000 $125,000 $24,500 $24,500 $28,000 $24,500 $24,500 $30,000 545,000 $42,000 $28,000 $28,000 $31,000 $28,500 $28,500 $35,000 $50,000 $47,000 $43,000  $48,000 5/00 8/01 11/99 3/04 Boaster roadster  Bonier S roadster  Bader 97-04  00-04  GT  04-05 Competition Cars (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined b y provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its ori ginal pads and no stories will brin g three to four times what o "Wm that has only a few authentic 'ads will 550  54-55  90  5400,000  S600,000 550A 56-57 39 $450,000 5650,000 2/05 (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the U.S. and have onl y SCCA history. Add at least 25% for documented international provenance. Factor y team FIA cars odd 60%) RSK  6956S Abadh Camera  RS 60/RS 61  904615    58-59  59-62  60-61  63-64  908-01/908-02/908-03 917 10/K/10/20/30   1966 67-68 68-69 69-71    34  21  35  120   65 34 62 70     73-74  73  60 $600,000  5500,000  $600,000  5375,000  $450,000  $475,000  $650,000  $250,000  43  86-88  907  67-68 ERETERINI 059 coupe  NSX coupe  91-99  00-03  nits n/a (Deduct 15% for automatic, add 9/0 for T-top.) BRICKLI N $10,000  CITROEN DS 19 Dempotoble  SM  DAISLIN 1600 convertible  2000 convertible  2402  2402  2607  2802  28010  DELUGE D-6 65 cabriolet  0-670 coupe  0-6 70 cabriolet  0-675 coupe  0-675 cabriolet  34-35  37-39  38-39  38-39  38-39  est. 250 inc in( ins inc $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $45,000 $55,000      66-70  68-79  78  71-73  74-75  75-78  79-83  n/o n/a 148,115 c/a n/a n/a n/a $5,000 $6,500 $7,000 55,000 $4,500 53,000 52,500        64-71  70-75  n/o 12,920 550,000  $12,000 $15,000 $75,000 $14,500 58,000 $10,500 $11,500 $8,500 57,500 $5,500 $5,000 560 000 565 000 570,000 570,000 580,000 7/03 2/00 2/03 530,000  $55,000  550,000  575,000  11/03  200"  $300,000  $150,000  $650,000  $800,000 5650,000 5800,000 S500,000  $600,000  $650,000  n/a n/a GO MSRP  5395,000 $20,000  $28,000  540,000 548,000 8/00 12/02 9/00 9/00 9/00 11/01 7/02 914-4 2.01 914-41.81 924 924 Turbo 9245 coupe 928 928S 9285-4 928S-4 9280-4 (Add $1,500 for 928 GT.) 928 GTS 944 coupe 944 coupe 944 coupe 94452 cabriolet 968 coupe   968 cabriolet  73-76 74-76 77-82 78-83 87-88 78-82 83-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 93-95 83-85 86-87 88-89 89-91  90-91  92-93  92-93  inc. abv. inc. abv. 924 122,304 12,356 n/o 928 n/o c/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 944 n/a n/a n/o CS' add $750, Turbo add $2,000, '5' Turbo add $2,500 94452 coupe  n/a n/o n/a n/a Banter $4,000 55,000 $5,500 $9,000  $13,000 $14,000 $18,000    $6,500 57,000 513,000 51 3,000 519,000 S19,500 525,000 $6,000 $9,000 $12,000 S18,000 $22,000 $30,000  000 512,000 $13,500 523,000 $28,000 $46,000 9/01  S3,500 $3,500 $4,500 54 500 55 ,500 56,000 $6,000  55,000  59,000 5/,500 0-6 (3-liter) coupe 0-8 Torpedo D-8C coupe 0-85 cabriolet D-8 155 coupe 0-085 cabriolet 0-8 105 cabriolet 0-8 120 cabriolet DELAHAYE 135MS coupe 135MS cabriolet 135M coupe 135M cabriolet 135MS cabriolet DELOREAN DMC-12 I ncludes 3  Id ated cats. DUAL-GHIA convertible sour FACEL VEGA 10500 Facet II Forel III HISPANO SUIZA H6 cabriolet 06 Phaeton  H6B cabriolet   112 Type 68 cabriolet  K6 cabriolet  H6B convertible Sedan  H6C Phaeton  46-49 29-31 29,33 30-33 32-34 34-35 34-35 36-39 inc est. 2000 inc ins int ins ins ins 545,000  S140,000 $65,000 $65,000 $150,000 $250,000 $65,000 5200,000 $110,000 $160,000 $150,000 $220,000 $95,000 $105,000 $250,(K10 $350,000 (Prices for factory coachwork. Cars with unusual coachwork ma y be worth up to three times the amount 35-39 35-39 46-53 46-53 46-53 n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a $65,000 $148,000 $56,000 5100,000 5115,000 580,000 S210,000 572,000 S175,000 5195 000 (Exam'Ins with exceptional and full y documented history can and do command exceptional prices 81-83  56-58  61-63  59-61  62-64  62-64  19-24  19-24  24-28  24-28  28-31  31-38  33-39  8,583 n/o n/a 500 184 1,500 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o 515,000  565,000  $46,000  $27,000 $45,000 $12,000    $165,000 $155,000 $175,000 $155,000 $450,000 $320,000 5150,000 $25,000  595,000 $70,000 $46,000 $75,000 $20,000 $245,000 $225,000 $250,000 $220,000 5600,000 $450,000 $210,000 2/05 Price Range Price Range 1-4 1 7/03 (Production includes 104 four-cylinder 904s, 12 six-cylinder 9040,6 ni hI-cCider 904s.) 906 Camera 6 910 $1,000,000  (25 FIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Can-Am t ype open cars Camera RSR 3.0  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1973 for !ROC.) Carrera RSR 2.8  959 "Komforr  $1,300,000 $2,000,000 $375,000  $450,000 $175,000  5800,000 12/95 1/98 10/98 7/02 9/04 (Some 959s were built up from parts, and 8I92 numbers hi gher than 290 have been observed. °Kamfort" street models were e quipped with iower leather seats, a/c i/w, etc.) Miata  Miata  RX-7 RX-7   NISSAN 30078  30070 Turbo  30010 twin turbo  30020 twin turbo  30020 twin turbo  PEGASO ENASA coupe Saoutchik coupe Saautchik cabriolet Touring coupe (flat windshield) Touri co e Panoramica RENAULT R5 Turbo G1750 GT850/Monte Carlo Sanest II Sonett III TALBOT-L060 T150C coupe T150C convertible Record Type 26 sedan Record Type 26 cabriolet Grand Sport coupe Grand S ort cabriolet TOYOTA 2000GT MR2 MR2 VOLVO P1800 18005 1800E 1800E5 1800ESi 34-39 34-39 47-56 47-56 53-54 53-54 67-70  85-87  88-89  61-63 63-69 70-72 72-73 74      n/a n/ n/a n/o n/o n/a 337 166,104 inc. 6,000 23,993 9,414 8,078 n/a $80,000 $95,000 518,900 $50,000 550,000 $70,000 sumo  52,000  S7,500  9,500 58,500 59,500  S9,500 59.500     $100,000 $130,000 $26,500 $66,000 570,000 900,000 5150,000 $3,000 $3,500 $12,500 $13,000 $14,000 514,500 $15,000 2/01 6/03 6/03 50-52 52-55 52-54 53-57 55-57 83-86  58-62  63-67  67-69  70-74  14 14 4 30 8 3,576 n/o n/a n/a n/a $240,000 $150,000 $150.000 S250,000 5230,000 $13,000  57,000 57,500 54,500 54,750     $280,000 5170,000 $170,000 $290,000 $270,000 $18,000 $10,500 $11,000 $6,500 $7,000 90-98 99-04 79 80-85 84-87 84-87 88-90 91-93 94-96 (Deduct $1000 for 2+1 body le. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a nla n/a n/a n/a 54,000 $8,  000  S3,500 S2,500   $2,530 52.750  $3,500 $6,000 59,000     $9,000 $20,000 $5,500 $5,000 54,250 54,500 56,500 $IO 000 517,000 01/02 01/02 11/04 99


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Buying Brooklands Bric-A-Brac Brooklands was a track that required special skills, and badges were awarded to drivers who lapped at speeds of 120 and 130 miles per hour (MOORLANDS AUTOIROINLI Bro,Iflanno automobile 41nb. MDR. DOMANDE AUTOMOBILE 1A01110 CLUB. 1910. — 001:321 BROOKLAN  Brookland's Automob1 clu6. Avromonim. [ BROOKLANDS AL'TOMORILE RACING CLIZR. 1 ,Ii i 1673 11,mber's IlaJo, Is wet intend...bit. RACINO 01.11111. — 1912. — N 61146 BROOKLANDS AUTOMOBILE RACING CLUB 1920 BADGES t has been more than 60 years since racing took place at the famed Brooklands race track at Weybridge in Surrey, England. Built as the world's first true race track, it was the inspiration of the wealthy and titled Hugh Fortesque Locke King, M.P. He was not a motorist, but Locke King did enjoy being driven about and had observed firsthand the impact the automobile was having on the rest of Europe. Britain lagged behind, as not only was racing not allowed, but a speed limit of 15-20 mph was strictly enforced in most parts of the country. I Locke King sought to change this trend, so he gathered an impressive group of friends and formed the British Automobile Racing Club, which controlled the racing activities at Brooklands. Locke King donated the land for the track and provided the majority of the funding. Construction of the 2 3/4-mile circuit started in autumn of 1906 and the track opened on June 17, 1907, with the first event held on July 6 of that year. Irish workers-2,000 of them—were imported for the project, which must have been a shock to the sleepy little town of Weybridge, as these men were reported to play as hard as they worked. At least 80 trucks a day brought in the 200,000 tons of concrete used for the track surface. Some 350,000 cubic yards of material was hauled away, a massive undertaking that was accomplished in a remarkably short period of time. For some reason the B.A.R.C. decided the races should be run in the format of horse racing, meaning there were no numbers permitted on the cars and the drivers were attired in teamcolored shirts and hats. Perhaps as a result of the aristocratic nature of the B.A.R.C., driv- 100  Auction:  Bonhams. Olympia, London ; December 6, 2004 Highlight: Complete set of enameled 1909 B.A.R.C. badges—Lot 306 Estimate: $5,000–$6,000 Sale Price: c276 (approx. S528), including 15% buyer's premium Brooklands proved to be a unique track that required special skills to master, and success there did not transfer to other venues. Badges were awarded to drivers who lapped at speeds of 120 and 130 miles per hour, but few were presented, with fewer than 100 awarded to drivers achieving the latter speed. ers and mechanics were treated as lower-order citizens. Races were run counter-clockwise, against the tradition of the day, which only increased the resentment of the facility among those behind the wheels. Racing has always been used to improve the breed and to sell cars, and that was certainly the case in the early 1900s, even more so than today. Many manufacturers used Brooklands as a proving ground, and boasted of the exploits of their machinery on the track. During World War II, Brooklands was used by the military before falling into disrepair. The concrete track had been laid on a bed of sand, and as the ground settled, its surface buckled and cracked. Today only small sections of the track remain intact, but the memory lives on through the many badges and other collectibles that regularly surface at auction. BADGES, POSTERS AND PINS Bonhams offered a number of interesting Brooklands items at its December 6, 2004, sale at Olympia in London. A full-color poster from the inaugural race, printed by the royal printer, Harrison and Sons, was offered with an estimate of £16,000-£18,000 (approx. $30,000$34,000) but failed to meet the reserve. It was stated to be the only example known and featured seven race cars drawn in detail. While this item would have commanded a hefty price, it also would have been a sensational addition to any collection. A member's badge, numbered 811, also failed to sell with a pre-sale estimate of £500£600 (approx. $940-$1,130). There was no doubt this example was original, but reproductions of these badges are indeed plentiful. In fact, they are available at the Brooklands museum for around $65. The badges for achieving lapping speeds are rather infrequently offered for sale, but authentic examples sell in the several thousand-pound range. Five complete and numbered sets of B.A.R.C. badges were also offered. These were from 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1920. The sets included a numbered box, a member badge and two guest badges. The 1909 set, as would be expected, achieved the strongest result. It sold for £276—or about $528. The 1911 set sold for £138 (approx. $264), a few dollars less than the $281 a similar set recently brought on eBay. While the Brooldands racing facility may now be left for the historians, the track's interesting badges, posters, pins, and other items that document early racing in England continue to live on. And just as Brooklands attracted patrons of a certain social status at the turn of the 20th century, its collectibles now demand that buyers have appropriately deep pockets.• Sports Cot Market


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Keith Martin on Collecting Jaguar is a gold mine for anyone who loves Jaguars. Full of pithy comments and straight talk about the pros and cons of Jaguar ownership, his book is a terrific value for Jaguar lovers and fans of SCM. Also Available: Keith Martin Keith Lunn COLLECTING COLLECT NG FERRARI MIN= 4-- -^, PORS tf HOW TO ORDER YOUR JAGUAR, FERRARI OR PORSCHE BOOK: Just $19.95 for each book, plus $5 S&H (US, Canada & Mexico), all other foreign, $7 S&H per book. SPECIAL: Order three or more books, just $18 each including shipping. Call 24/7, toll-free 800.289.2819 (outside US 503.243.1281), fax 503.253.2234, or order online at www.sportscarmarket.com .


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1932-1966 Panther Model 100/120 The buyer refused to listen to my father's starting instructions, and found himself flat on his back in front of the machine with a broken ankle cartoon in a British motorcycle magazine a few years ago sums up the Panther image neatly. In the illustration, a line of soccer players faces another team at kick-off. The opposing team boasts right legs of enormous muscularity, leading one player to say, "We're done for lads. It's the Panther Club." A Those massive thighs are a testament to the ability required to kick-start the Panther's fearsome, single-cylinder engine. Designer Frank Leach came up with the 598-cc, overhead-valve engine in 1929. But the Panther can actually trace its lineage back to the dawn of the motorcycle age, and the founding of Yorkshire bike manufacturer P&M. Joah Phelon was building bikes in Cleckheaton as early as 1900. When his partner Harry Rayner was killed in 1903, in what was probably the first car crash in Yorkshire, Phelon joined forces with Richard Moore to form Phelon & Moore, or P&M. The firm later advertised itself as "The Perfected Motorcycle." By 1912 it was making a 500-cc "sloper" single using the engine as the front downtube of the frame. Production of a 770-cc V-twin was interrupted by World War I, but the sloper provided power for the Royal Flying Corps throughout the conflict. So dedicated was P&M to the sloper that it was entered in the Isle of Man TT in 1924 and 1925. The first year the team's two bikes were eliminated in a collision with each other, but the next year rider Tommy Bullus finished fourth on a street bike. The definitive Panther, the Model 100, was manufactured for almost 35 years, from 1932 to 1963, and it's forever associated with sidecar combinations. Indeed, it was the cheapest way for a man to move his family around until the advent of the Morris Mini in 1959. Along the way P&M also made a number of 250-cc and 350-cc Red Panthers notable for their bargain basement reliability and some trials success. There was also a pathetically underpowered 250-cc V-twin and even a Panthette scooter built in the 1960s and based on the homely French Terrot. Eventually the firm fell into receivership in the 1960s. The British motorcycle industry reached its zenith in the 1930s, and the Model 100 is a fine example of many of its strengths and weaknesses. A Lucas mag-dyno ignition and unsprung rear "hardtail" suspension are crude, but workable. On the other hand, using the forward-leaning engine as a stressed member of the frame is both distinctive 102  Panther 100 and sophisticated, permitting a long-stroke, large-displacement motor and a low center of gravity. With twin-port heads and Burgess silencers, any Panther is the equal of a HarleyDavidson in noise between stoplights. Panthers are famous for biting back. The 100-mm stroke means the decompression valve must be opened, the spark retarded and the bike eased over top-dead-center before a steady swing on the kick starter is attempted. If you do this, it should fire easily and idle with a chuffing sound until you close the decompression valve. Ignore this advice, and the Panther can break ankles and tear Achilles tendons. Canny riders often leave their bikes parked with the ignition at full advance. I recall my father trying hard to impart this vital information to the 260pound buyer of his Panther. Apparently the gentleman was not listening, and several days later found himself flat on his back in front of the machine with a broken ankle. Other Panther issues include excessive oil consumption, which often coincides with overfilling the engine. Clutch centers have been mentioned as a weak point, though usually just with sidecar use. Postwar rigid models progressed from an effective, if prehistoric, girder fork to Dowty Oleomatics, which combine air springing and oil damping with poor seals. P&M designed its own much better telescopic fork in 1954. Rear suspension arrived in 1957 with the 100S model. The bigger 650-cc Model 120 arrived in 1959 and lasted until the end of production in late 1966, while the 100S was discontinued in 1963. A Panther is big enough and reliable enough to ride in contemporary America and is a certain crowd pleaser; the chances of meeting another are almost nil. If you think you've got the leg for it, first learn about the bike and the experience through the 700-member Panthers Owners Club (www.pantherownersclub.com ). The Web site is extensive, and the club remanufactures spares, which is a huge help. Smart upgrades (like Volvo pistons) are also explained. The definitive book on Panthers is The Panther Story by Barry M. Jones. It's worth reading before setting out on your quest. Perfect Pan ther owner: Can kick a 60- yard field goal. Rating (*** ** is best): Fun to ri de: *** Ease of maint enance: *** Appreciation potential: ** Attention ge tter: ****  Model 120 Years produced: 193 2-1966 Number produced: 9,095 Model 100s; 1901, SOA Valuation: $1,5 00-16,500 Tune-up/major serv ice: under $100 (DIY) Engine: 598-cc, 645 -cc air-cooled single Transmission: 4-spe ed Weight: 425 lbs. Frame #: right side of frame below seat Engine #: left side of case below cylinder Colors: mostly black with cream/silver tank ; red on lat e models In all there were 9,095 Panther 100s built. Of those, 6,080 were the rigid models and 3,015 had swingarm rear suspensions. (All 1,907 Model 120s had swingarms.) Prevailing views suggest that the rigid 100s are the better bikes, with a bigger flywheel and less overall vibration, not to mention that chains last longer on a hardtail. Make sure any bike you buy has a solo 26-tooth sprocket; the sidecar models have 24 teeth. Missing pieces, though usually available through the club, may be difficult to identify. Expect to pay from $2,000-$5,000 for a nice running example, plus shipping as they are most likely to be found in the British Isles. A few did make it overseas—many to Australia, where there is an enthusiastic club. (In fact, in 1954, Geoff Mack rode a Panther to Australia and on the way composed the song "I've Been Everywhere." It was a hit for Hank Snow in 1963, and a version sung by Johnny Cash has lately been featured in a television commercial for a hotel chain.) Original list price: E 67 (approx. S280) in 1933 The main thing to bear in mind is that Panthers are 1930s technology. Minor leaks are endemic and adjusting the Lucas mag-dyno is fiddly and time-consuming, though once correctly adjusted it works fine. Learn to be calm, shift gears slowly, allow plenty of stopping time, and if you can adapt to the bike it will return 50-60 mpg at about 60 mph, with a top speed of 80-85 mph—and enough noise to suggest it's going much faster.• Sports Car Market


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Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  Glovebox Notes FENDER-BENDER FIRST-AID To help with the fender-bender shakes, here's a kit to use if you're in an accident. It includes reusable bilingual accident forms for recording contact info, insurance, and vehicle numbers, plus a reusable film camera with flash for documenting the damage, a tape measure, flashlight, extra batteries and an incident checklist. Price: $19.99. California Car Cover Company, 800.423.5525, www.calcarcover.com . A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT STAR PAPERWEIGHT '57 CHEW FOR DUFFERS Quite simple, but elegant: The Mercedes-Benz tri-star nicely mounted on a weighted acrylic base. A classy addition to any enthusiast's desk. Price: $52. The Mercedes - Benz Collection, 800.367.6372, www.thecollection.mbusa .com. DEERSKIN GLOVES These full-fingered, classic-design thin driving gloves, made of deerskin, are especially soft and supple compared to synthetics. The stitching is on the outside for comfort, and the Velcro wrist strap helps make sure the fit is right. They're made for driving, but you just might want to wear them all the time. Available in black, HEADLIGHT RESTO Hazy, yellowed headlights can seriously detract from the appearance of an otherwise perfect car. Here's a kit to help restore them to the original look without replacement. With a polishing compound intended only for this purpose, and a special buffing wheel designed to leave lettering and cast-in details, you'll be able to remove haze and light scratches. Enough for a pair of large headlamps. Price: $34.99. Eastwood, 800.345.1178, www.eastwood.com. March 2005  tan, or Chocolate Brown, in three sizes. Price: $55.95. Wheelskins, www.wheelskins.com. The Wiser Visor replaces your traditional cloth-covered sun visor with one that's clear, but dark-tinted. Unlike solid visors, it doesn't block any of your view, and the tinted material cuts glare and is claimed to block 99 percent of UV rays. A hinge system allows both 11 inches of side-to-side movement and full swiveling. At night, the visor can be adjusted to cover your rearview mirror and help reduce headlight glare. Made of acrylic Plexiglas; clean with a damp soft cloth. Replaces all shade-type visors, and is designed to fit all vehicles. Price: $18.95. Skunes Manufacturing, 888.353.8567, www.wiservisor.com.• Price as tested: $41,995 Likes: Very precise, stable handling for such a tall, heavy vehicle; excellent brakes; comfy bolstered front seats; simple, straightforward controls and displays forego the screen-driven gimmickry of some competitors; mountaingoat-like off-road ability; solid-feeling and well built. Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: By now, the world knows the Cayenne V6 is the slowest Porsche since the 924, as most minivans have a better power-to-weight ratio. Perhaps enthusiasts can forgive Porsche for this wanna-be performance ute by realizing that with every Cayenne sold they have more money to develop iiber-toys like the Carrera GT.—Bengt Halvorson• Gripes: Engine works hard to bring all 4,800 pounds up to speed, and aggressive throttle tipin tries to compensate; bad-boy exhaust note on power embarrassing given lackluster nine-second-plus 0-60 mph time; disappointing amount of rear-seat and cargo space. Fun to drive: *** Fun to look at: *** If you play golf or live in a gated community, you'll probably find this fiberglass-bodied '57 Chevy golf cart a cool ride. Custom-made in the U.S. by Club Car, it recalls the familiar car's Bow-Tie silhouette and is kitted out with a burl wood dash, polished aluminum wheels with four-ply tires, rackand-pinion steering, real lights for night driving, plus a concealed AM/FM/CD sound system. Goes up to 15 mph. Price: $12,950. Sporty's Men's Collection, 800.776.7897, www.sportys.com. WISER SUNVISOR Price as tested: $162,285 Likes: Looks like a real Bentley instead of a badge-special Roller; W12 engine still pulling strong at 150 mph; wood and leather interior would make a Prime Minister feel at home Gripes: VW Phaeton-sourced navi system and other switchgear ergonomically hopeless; back seats too small for a chimpanzee Fun to drive: ***** Fun to look at: ***** Overall ownership experience: Irkirick Verdict: VW got the Continental as much right as they got the Phaeton wrong. The GT reeks class and exclusivity (Maybach stylists take note), and even at $162k seems like a bargain.—Keith Martin 2005 PORSCHE CAYENNE V6 103


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Mystery Photo Answers They may use pigs to root for truffles in Europe, but down here in Georgia we have our own ways. Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI — RUNNER-UP: "Hell, yes, I can clear that hole."—Stephen Miller, Muncie, IN RUNNER-UP: "I'm terribly sorry it took so long to find him, Mrs. Hoffa, but I coulda sworn you said he drove a Lincoln." Jeffrey Higard, via email This time, Harry Dean Stanton takes no chances in Son of Christine.—Neil McGinley, Marietta, GA That damn dog! What is he going to bring home next?—Brian Doyle, Lake Dallas, TX I hope it has a Hemi. — Gump, Summit, NJ This is what my wife has threatened to do to me if I buy another car.—Steve Thomas, Bronxville, NY coming out? The only real question: Is it going in or Tony Bruno, Spring City, PA — "And I'm goin' down...all the way! I'm on the highway to hell..."—Nick Georgieff, Rosebud, MO Stock Pick of the Month: Soaring prices for collector cars have once again turned auto mining companies profitable. We consider shares of Plymouth Rock Inc. (NYSE) a strong buy.— Paul Bennett, Eugene, OR "Careful Jeb, something fiinny's goin' on here. That thing should'a burned up during re- entry."—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA The Druid Chapter of the International Plymouth Club prepares for its annual rite of honoring their favorite car designer, Virgil Exner.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Backhoe operator Buck Pyle looks on in shock as a rare Plymouth Dart misses the mark. — Barry Weiss, Newburgh, NY "Let me finish building the pond before you by floating that boat!"—Rob Bennett, Traverse City, MI While breaking ground for the new mall, the remnants of the lost sacred Plymouth burial grounds were unexpectedly unearthed.—ERtza Nicolaou, Traverse City, MI Frank I told you the gophers around here are big, and really fast, too.—David Sweet, Salem, OR Nobody digs these old cars like I Chuck Hart, Denver, CO Just remember, you can launch or bury anything if you reach terminal velocity quickly, so advised NASA.— Jim Dougherty, Dunnellon, FL "My wife got half of everything in the divorce. I'm gonna love watchin' her get her half of the Plymouth!"— Sarah Bosch, Vida, OR Detroit Agriculture—Adam Frisoli, Washington, DC do. — Contrary to commonly held belief, the large-finned 1950s automobiles really were born in the bowels of the earth. Most were born in the vicinity of Detroit. The largest of them occasionally needed to be helped from the womb as their appendages would hang up during the birth process and scar tissue could be the result if help was not available. The cause of the huge fins has since been discovered and the modern, egg- shaped cars are much easier for Mother Earth to eject.—Daniel Grunwald, St Charles, IL And this month's winner of a sure-to-be collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney's USAppraisal, is Al Nelson, for explaining the nose-down attitude of so many American cars.—ED.• USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: February 25,2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in PEG format. 104 Sports Car Market


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_ Comments With Your Renewal I received the Ferrari book, and though I can't afford a Ferrari, it's a good read.—Chester Wallace, Morrison, CO Your products just keep getting better. However, I do think Keith needs some help with his thinking about Ferrari owners. We don't all wear open shirts, gold chains, and Italian driving shoes.— Robert Anderson, Paradise Valley, Al Olcay, which two of the three do you want?—ED. Elmwood Park, IL Point, NY wonder if SCM is about making money from cars rather than a love of them, but I do enjoy the mag.—Jeff Williams, Queenstown, New Zealand More of an observation: I sometimes I subscribe to eight other automotive publications. Sports Car Market is the absolute best.—Jerry Picucci, Iron Mountain, MI SCM is my favorite magazine. Now if only I could stay away from those Grade C cars!—Richard Cooke, bikes.—Jon Finkelstein, Missisauga, ON The best magazine ever produced.— Ulf Aggeryo, Akers Stycke, Sweden Keep up the sarcasm. Lose the More analysis about how to detect fakes, i.e. fake GT05, fake pace cars, etc.—Colin Buller, Cypress, CA Acquire a better understanding of muscle cars or temper your comments. Unfortunately, they are usually a little off the mark.—Larry Stepp, Woodstock, GA Thanks for putting together such an informative magazine each month. As an admitted classic car nut, your magazine is a great outlet for my interests. The only problem is that each issue is filled with a large dose of very humbling dollar figures. Perhaps someday I'll own one or two—or maybe seven. Thanks for feeding the dream.—Jeff Corton, West 5.zeo 44,,,„4z„,„„ An estimated42804tarist S Nugget Hotel/ day & Sunday For more info, 1-800-255-4485 • • • Vehicles with Cars Pictured: 1937 Buick Sedan, and 1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spur with only 28,000 miles, from Mitch's Personal Collection, available for sale at $13800 and $28,700 respectively. wawa* ennP2 lanuary * Fort McDowell Arizona - Jan. 21- 24th - 500 cars Puyallup, WA - Feb. 12-13th - 150 cars FebrUary Spokane, WA - March 26th - 100 cars March Portland, OR - April 9 - 10th - April 150 cars Reno in the Spring - May 7-8th - 200 cars May Puyallup, WA - May 21st - 125 cars Coeur d'Alene, ID - June 18th - 150 cars June Jackson Hole, WY - July 2nd- 3rd - July 150 cars **Reno, NV - Aug. 4-7th - 850 cars August Flagship Over .J  - d er 800 cars auctione d d uring this 4-day event August 4.7 2005 Reno/Sparks Convention Center best spots are still *Sun Valley, ID - Sep. 3-4th - 250 cars September • COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com March 2005 1 05 Consign early while the avallab/e! Collector Car Auction an be auctioned at this Vehicles with a Reserve - 7% ($300 No Reserve - for selling a vehicle • ENTRY FEES: Range From $100 - $300 COMMISsIONS d consign your car today! Spring Into Reno Casino or hotel accommodations call 2-day event. SaturSilver at 4% ($150 Minimum) Minimum) How about some vintage racing coverage? There are some awfully significant cars at events like the BRIC at Road America.—David Tobin, St. Louis Park, MN Great magazine. I am learning a lot about European cars from your magazine, and would also like to see the same focus on a few of the great American muscle cars.—Bruce Johnson, San Antonio, 77C Enjoy the comments, but some of us love the "fright pigs" like the Jaguar Mark X and 420G.—George Misic, Allison Park, PA drives and roads.—Richard Badler, Doylestown, PA Add features on the best routes, Since Keith is now a veteran Fiat owner, should I start worrying about keeping my job?—John Montgomery, Fiat-Lancia Unlimited Club President, Sugar Hill, GA. I may be an owner, but I'm yet to be a driver You're safe, today—ED. I especially enjoy coverage of affordable sports cars (such as my V8-powered Sunbeam Alpine and my Porsche 924).— Philip Menhusen, Mankato, KS' "America by Fiat" brings back to life my experiences with my 850 Spyder in college.—John Piech, Geneva, IL More on classic car rallies and tours, please.—Ralf Berthiez, McLean, VA Absolutely perfect magazine. Keep coming.—Marco Valenzuela, 'em Marbella-Malaga, Spain What an outstanding publication. It's all top hat and tails for the SCM gang! Thanks so muck—Neal McDonnell, Everett, WA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and renewals. —ED.*


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300  We will call for your VISA/ MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscormarketcom. 1960 Jaguar X1( 150 S Roadster usable, not rusty, black over red with a black interior. $29,000, Trades? See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1965 Jaguar 3.85 Sedan 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1937 MG SA Recreation British Racing Green with suede leather. Aluminum and fiber. Alloy doors and cockpit Left drive, very fast and a blast to drive. Bargain at $69,000. From the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480.951.0777 www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Old English White with red hides. Matching numbers No expense spared and perfect body off restoration. Factory 245 hp and rack and pinion steering. Ready for show or ralley at our Belgium facility. Euros 100,000. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com. (AZ) 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage GT Full DB4 GT bodywork. Aston Green, restoration nearing completion. FIA papers. $150,000.00 For more information you may contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 ormeford@aol.com (VA) Tickford drophead. 2.3-liter six-cylinder. Fully documented body-off restoration. Many show awards. Charming and practical car for any event or tour. $90,000. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec, tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8-liter displacement, D-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand-cast SUs, (-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes mare power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. 5119,900, trades? See photos at VIVIVI. continentalautosporis.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1953 Jaguar WC Restored show winner, 4-sp 0.D., wires, excellent driver Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/Sell 760.758.6100. Fax 760.758.0600 www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Show-driver total restoration, superb craftsmanship & fit, DVD movie of the restoration included, ready for delivery worldwide. Classic Showcase. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Roadster Nice driver, restored several years ago, tight and 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. €51,000. 480.951.0777. www.dorsjags.com . (AZ) 1955 Austin-Healey 1005 Fully race prepared for Vintage Racing. 2002 Louis Vuitton Concours d'e-legence contender at Hurlingham Club. White over Lobelia Blue. FIA papers, SVRA Blue Book. $95,00.00. Full information pack available for serious inquires. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford464@aol.com . (VA) 1960 Jaguar Mark ll Sedan Le Mans Blue/gray, # 220781, 4000 KM, pristine condition, "Bobby Unser" historic provenance, sold on a bill of sale, open to multi-car trades, only $185,000. Complete list @ vAvw.investmentmotorcars.net, or call Craig Brody 888.886.2656. (FL) GERMAN 1961 Porsche Super 90 Total concours restoration, street & competition race ready, high performance options, superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www .classirshowcase.com.(CA) 1964 Jaguar E-Type OTS 1965 Jaguar 3.8 S Sedan, restored show winner, auto, 0.D., wires , a/c, Blaupunkt AM/FM. Excellent example, Classic Showcase/ Buy/Restore/Sell 760. 758.6100, Fax 760. 758.0600 www.classicshowcase som. (CA) 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I Roadster, silver/black 32 years with current owner, recent $50,000 refurbishment, tools, books etc. Breathtaking. $79,900. Steve Ahlgrim 678.361.7997, italycars@aolsom. (GA) 1993 Jaguar /V 220 www.firraribuy corn +2500 Ferrari - Lambo hini for sale 106 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Excellent gaps. No rust ever. No accidents. Runs perfect, leather interior. $52,000 offer 801.943.0125. S.L.C. (UT) 1972 Mercedes Benz 280SE 2001 Porsche G12 Club Sport Silver with black leather interior, sports seats, full roll cage, fire system, concours condition, 1,500 miles. S140,000 OBO. Douglas Brown, 914.645.6670. (NY) 2001 Porsche Banter From Keith Martin's collection! First time offered! 100k miles, very nice original condition, perfect chrome. Take mom to church in this collectable classic. $9,950 www.germanservice.com , 540.366.1626. (VA) 1973 Porsche Carrera RS Touring Beautiful "S". Triple black with special black metallic paint. No dings, perfect! Non-smoker. Always garaged. 27,000 miles. Will install new rubber. You pick the tire or free shipping. 6-speed. Aluminum gauges. Warranty through Aug. '05. $35,800. 540.672.6526 (o), 703.628.5042 (m), or rudydecanio@hotma i tram. (VA) 2002 Porsche GT2 Very early production. Super straight and solid. Runs and drives very well. $65,000, Steve Markowski, 802.877.2645, www.rpmvtlom. (VT) One of the best conversions around. Silver on black, 15k miles since ground-up restoration. Street (amours condition. New everything! Recently featured in European Car magazine! Pia: www.autokennel.com 540,900. Paul, me@paulkramercom. 714396.4777. (CA) 1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2K miles. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com . (CA) 2004 Mercedes-Benz C320 4411115111114eli 0050,01"' One of a kind SL. Pristine interior and exterior. Includes beautiful Navy Blue Convertible Top, Euro Headlights, custom painted with gold sparkles, and much more. 248.705.8310, info@worldwidetech. com. (MI) 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560S1 4WD, sunroof, integrated phone, heated seats. Desert Silver, tan leather, 16,000 mi, 2-1/2 years of factory warranty and free maintenance ; 201.785.0626. (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 1962 Maserati 3500GT Compedizione Red, aluminum fuel tank, factory large intake cold air box, factory gearshift, and Monza fuel filler. Engine rebuilt with Ross forged pistons, blue-printed, all bearings etc. replaced. SCCA period rally history, sympathetically restored. Car was originally prepared for 1962 Tour de France. FIA and FIVA papers. Would qualify for all major historic events. Ideal for Colorado Grand Tour Auto, etc. $55,000 ovno. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@aol.com . (VA) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Red/black/red piping. Excellent paint, excellent interior, euro spoiler ; recent service. Books, tools. 46,500 miles. $38,900. Steve Ahlgrim 678.361.7997, italycars@aol.com. (GA) 1998 Ferrari 355B Rust-free AZ car. Immaculate condition. Low 102k. Two tops. Very original. 2-owner car. Current records. Senior-owned. $16,950. 928.668.1110. (AZ) 2000 BMW 528i New, special order Granite color with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) S/N 031AL. Black with original red interior. Rare opportunity to acquire a highly exclusive model. $650,000. 510.653.7555, sales@fantasyjunction .com. (CA) 1957 Maserati TIPO 350S Restoration nearing completion. Price on request. Serious inquires only. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 ormefvrd@aol.com . (VA) 1969 Fiat 500 Gamine Convertible Rare Fiat 500 sports car. Special body by Vignale. A two seater, designer body with a full 22 horsepower! A great runabout or paddock vehicle. No rust, excellent condition. Red/Black. The odometer shows 44,700 miles. $11,900. See photos at www .continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 1972 Italia Roadster Red/Tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Cleveland 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4 speed manual, outstanding in every way. $47,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 1985 Ferrari 308 Prepared for and successfully completed Mille Miglia Retrospective. With strengthened 7th series components and Pirotta head this car is ready for any event. $98,500. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1954 Ferrari 375 America Pininfarina Coupe 2.8 I« V6 "M" Sports package, automatic w/steptronic, 4-dr sedan, sunroof, leather seats, gray int, fully loaded, black, 33,000 miles, like new. 562.697.6775. (CA) ITALIAN 1925 Lancia Lambda Boattail Pirotta Special 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Chassis 11133. Exceptional driver. Dark red with tan leather and black carpets. Paint and interior are recent and very nice. We have just completed a comprehensive inspection and service. All equipment is in working order and the car drives as it should. $62,900. Call for more details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1968 Ferrari 365 GT2+2 S/N 08955. 78k original miles with engine and suspension by Skidmore. Long nose, torque tube, tool bag, and fitted with six carbs. Successfully complete Spanish Tour. $395,000. sales@fantasyjunction .com, 510.653.7555. (CA) 1967 Fiat 500 Giardiniera (Station Wagon) Cosmetically very nice w/excellent mechanicals. The odometer shows 98,968 miles. Medium Blue with a red and white interior. Full size fabric sunroof. Seats 4 with plenty of room for your gear. An excellent city car. $7,900 See photos at www.continentalautosports.com 630.655.3535. (IL) 108 Silver with dark tan interior. 8,000 miles. Rear challenge panel, Tubi exhaust. Perfect. Tools & books. $87,500. Michael Blank. 215.450.0700. 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RESTORATION? 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 engine, 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. kohnhveinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Vintage Racecar The #16 "Chattanooga Crew" Pearson team car. Rood-race specification. Every system fresh & ready. 2003/2004 HSCRD. Podiums. Best deal in a historic cup car at $35,900. OBO. Trades? Track support? Jack Boxstrom, 613.476.9132 (EST), iboxstrom@rmauctions.com . (SC) (SC) 2000 Ford Mustang I 'I STEP BY STEP TEM 0 WWW.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM SVRA Medallion Group 6. B Production, Trans-Am History. Many class wins. Documentation (log books) & pictures. Professionally maintained. Spare engine & extras. No expense spared. $75,000. obo/trades. 516.639.1351, stingraycr165@aol.com . (NY) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 55396 Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL  +31 (0) 172211344 +31 (0) 172218321 3.8-14, 06, 2dr cpe, automatic red, fully loaded, 23,000 miles, hardly used, like new. 562.697.6775. (a) 2004 Canepa Design Escalade ESV _ Arizona title, numbers matching, all original, SS396 Camaro, 78k mi. VIN 124379N579228, Norwood 0-22, Hugger Orange, 396, 4-speed, 12-Bolt positraction, original interior. lameisele@hotmail. corn, 602.421.9134. (AZ) 1974 Dahun 260Z Business/Residence Opportunity in Metrowest Boston: New "Show Truck" with 3k miles. Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, (five) 7" monitors w/ DVD and wireless headphones, Burl-wood veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @ 831. 423.5704 ; www.canepa.com . (CA) Owned by a little old girlfriend in Pomona. California sunburned paint on undented, rust-free body. Runs superbly. Drove 1,000 perfect miles this summer. Original except for new Bridgestone tires. 151k freeway miles. Detailed log showing regular maintenance. "Paint & trim" restoration wanted! 4-speed. S4,950. 617.484.2561. nickcandee@aol cam. (WI) 1987 Chevrolet K-20 Scottsdale 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup SWEDISH 1970 Volvo 1800E Coupe •  2000 sf. 4 bedroom, 2 bath Raised Ranch over 2000 sf. Shop. Large kitchen, living room, laundry, 3 season glass porch, deck. Recent full quality renovation. Separate systems, central air, oil heat. Shop has full bath, plumbed dry air w/compressor. 108 ceilings with lift. 10x10 and 10x12 insulated steel doors. Neat as a pin. Currently restoration and service of exotic sports and American classics. Located in thriving collector car market. Efficient, strong earning operation. Owner/Operator relocating out of state. Phase in available. $635K. Email: Bizop12@charternet. FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings HOST I'D RATHER BE USING WORKS "The Saint ; white with red interior. 4-sp. Stick with overdrive. 8-20 EFI 130-hp engine. Gorgeous #2 car in pristine condition. $12,000. 716.877.2136. (NY) WANTED 350 EFI V8, 4-speed. Factory all-red paint code, tan cloth interior. One gentleman owner since new, well-maintained, no rust. Great future collectable or classy tow rig. $6,400. Ken, 701.725.4915. bmitchellc@juno.com . (ND) 1989 Buick Ferrari Daytona Coupe or Syder Conversion Ferrari Daytona Coupe or Spyder Conversion. Need quality car for picky customer. Reasonable current price will be paid. Steve Ahlgrim 678.361.7997, italycars@aolcom. (GA) 2004 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail Prefer to pay for the best example but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Conrad John Weinberger. 630.655.3535. (IL). In•clepth Porsche Infonnation At Your Fingertips! Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? Technical and Restoration Guide • V  lrr.c 2 NEW 256 pgs 470 photos Cali HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. 4 hostworks.com 303-539-1839 March 2005  109


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Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www .mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. H&H Classic Auctions. +44.1925.730630, fax Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www .rmauctions.com. (CAN) +44.1925.730830. Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions. co.uk, www.classic-auctions.com . (UK) donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. (VA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com. (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive – the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com. (FL) AUTOMOBILIA Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rocicydb5@sbcglobal. net. (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silver-auctions.com . (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable 110  Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage.com. (TX) 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprix-classics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com, www .concourstransport.com. (WA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com. (MO) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com. JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com . (CT) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www .woodsidecredit.com. COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the needs of the classic car owner—agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and the ease of paying for your premium by credit card. Available in 44 states throughout the US. Get an instant quote at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . Sports Car Market


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(OR) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www.vantaaj .com. (CO) 440.968.3655, fax 440.968.3263. 17444 US Route 6, Montville, OH 44064. Metal fabrication, prep and paint work experts. Knowledgeable mechanics for running gear, suspension, electrical, and carburetion issues. As mentioned in The Wrenching Truth, SCM, March 2002. We finish your projects! supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Performance  SPORTS AND COMPETITION Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices.com . (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as March 2005 Restoration, space is limited. www.carolinatrophy .com. (NC) 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) The Colorado Grand. ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin - Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org . (OR) Austin-Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@healeyclub.org . (NC) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restora- ustili's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 20470 S. Hidden Creek Ln. 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Resource Directory tion and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com, www .automotive-restorations.com. (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www .autosport-designs.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com. (KY) Rolls-Royce/Bentley Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, spe- You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. cializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. wvvw .international-auto.com . (VA) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com . www.alfaromeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com . tiort.tiss (irriap razz (Via ..  • , Cu- riacte  :4111c. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800.631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692 • Fax 973-742-8369 112 800.594.0805  503.231.5103  Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy), +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. into@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.4963000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com, www .familyclassiccars.com. FORZA. 860.350.1140, fax 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market


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Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) to purchase. forzamot@aol.com , www.forzamotorsports.com . (CT) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company, 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www .dearbontauto.com. (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www .vintageracingservices.com , www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restora- tions. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals .com. (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www. vintageracingservices.com, vvww .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA). 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The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356(4,aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com I March 2005  Collector Car Auctions Yete,ett Ridgefield, Wa March 19, 2005 Roseburg, Oregon July 9, 2005 541-689-6824 OR 2l3)  541-915-9133 www.petersenconectorcars.com 62-046e RESTOR AT 1 0 N S Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 113


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@,,"nr atch Carl Bomstead A little research would have netted the seller a bunch more money as this was a very rare optional hood ornament for a Duesenberg n the pantheon of odd eBay sales, this month I've got one that tops even the cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary mysteriously appearing on the Wonder Bread that brought $28,000. And of course, my featured sale this month has a back-story. It seems that a six-year-old named Colin was troubled that his grandfather's ghost was haunting the family home in Hobart, IN. Mom decided that if grandpa's cane left, the ghost might just tag along with it. But rather than just pitching the cane, she decided she might as well make a buck or two in the process, so listed it on eBay. I How's this for a result? The "haunted" cane attracted 132 bids and sold for $65,000. The same people who bought the aforementioned sandwich were the "winners" here, so maybe they know something that the sane EBAY #5922127590-1971 PLYMOUTH DUSTER 340 "PLUM CRAZY" PROMOTIONAL MODEL. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $715.99. Date: 9/26/2004. This was a mint condition promotional model of the Valiant Duster 340. The box had some slight wear but excellent graphics. The plastic, 1:25-scale replica was complete with Rapid Transit System decals and slogans in the unusual Plum Crazy purple color. The rare color made the difference here, as promo collectors always step up for the unusual. While this seems like a lot of money for a plastic model, on the other hand, it is a relatively inexpensive way to acquire a car collection without having to build a new garage. EBAY#7111934240— BAY GAS PUMP SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $511.89. Date: 11/10/2004. These salt and pepper shakers in the shape of gas pumps were giveaways at service stations in the '50s and have been a hot While we have no idea how young Colin is doing, or whether the ghost is gone, I think Mom was last seen shopping at the local Cadillac dealer. Me, I'll be trying to dream up a scheme to unload some back issues of the Alfa Romeo Market Letter, especially the ones in which our Editor proclaims that Montreals (Yes, I read his column last month) will be worth $250,000 by the year 2000. I must have missed that market spike; maybe I was too busy snapping up Boxers. I'm told the publications have a mystical property all their own. world does not. Here are a few things that I would much rather own than an iconic sandwich, a ghost-laden walking stick or even a four-cam Alfa... ticket with gas and oil collectors. This set—from a company founded in Kansas in 1935 and later acquired by Tenneco—was in excellent condition. Interest in these collectibles has waned of late, but this pair bucked the trend and made strong money. IF SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 114 EBAY # 2287123174-1920s AUTOMOBILE HOOD ORNAMENT. First Bid: $150. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $379. Date: 11/25/2004. The seller had no idea what type of car this was from and stated that the only markings were F.BAZIN. A little research would have netted the seller a bunch of money as this was a rare optional hood ornament for a Duesenberg. While it cost $37.50 when new, today it would have brought close to $1,500 if it had been presented correctly. EBAY #5930185694-1900s GUNTHEFtMANN VVILHELM H TIN TOY CAR. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $10,456. Date: 11/02/2004. This was a very unusual toy, an 11-inch long tin clockwork car from the early 1900s. The figure of Wilhelm II was in the back and his coat of arms was on the doors. The bisque figures have some slight damage and Wilhelm is missing part of his right arm and both feet. The piece had minor paint loss and was partially hand repainted, but none of this was a problem in the overall scheme of things, as this rare and impressive toy could have easily brought twice what was paid here. EBAY MOTORS #4510028133-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $70,000.01. Date: 12/25/2004. This was a private auction so the bidder's identity was not revealed, but his bid was a record price for a car that was stated to be completely original and have just 10,136 miles. One of two things happened here: a buyer paid an over-the-top price for what appeared to be a wonderful example or, under the veil of secrecy, the sale was phony and we will again see this car being hyped as having previously sold at $70,000. Let's hope it is the former. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 EBAY MOTORS #4506149985-16 2/3 HIGHWAY HI-FI RECORD SET FOR 1956 CHRYSLER. First Bid: $19.56. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $511.11. Date: 11/30/2004. This was a complete set of six records that would only play in the Highway Hi-Fi record player made for 1956 Chryslers. A buddy of mine had been looking for these for years and was more than happy to pay the price. 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