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Sports CarMarket ZAGATO Sheehan: Ferraris Rotting in Brunei 215 Collector Cars Rated Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ONE OF THREE, SO WHY NOT $1M? $552k • Miles Collier: Bringing Piles of Parts Back to Life • Legal Files: A Car Bought Unseen Can Bite • Countach! 36 Years Old And Rising to $310k DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 34 2000 Ferrari Zagato March 2011 . Volume 23 . Number 3 46 1959 Chevrolet El Camino IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 34 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato—$552,177/Bonhams The new owner is flying in a private jet for the price of a coach ticket Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 40 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster—$246,966/Bonhams This car is an important artifact in the history of Australian motorsports, and it was actively and aggressively used in competition Gary Anderson ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 42 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopo”—$310,189/RM It's a cliché, but it really is easier to open the door and sit on the wide sill to back one up. Riding one of these cars side saddle will get you looks, but if you're sensitive to this kind of thing you shouldn't be bidding on one Paul Hardiman GERMAN (VIDEO) 44 1913 Adler 1.3-liter Kleinwagen—$46,906/Bonhams In the U.K., these very old cars thrive in special trials. However, this passion for slogging up muddy hills on cart tracks has proven difficult to export, much like a taste for Marmite Donald Osborne AMERICAN (VIDEO) 46 1959 Chevrolet El Camino—$56,100/Mecum These cars quickly succumbed to rust or other maladies deemed not worth fixing, so the survival rate for the 22,246 built in 1959 is most likely very low Dale Novak RACE (VIDEO) 48 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina—$64,209/H&H If the new owner thought he was buying an inexpensive route to the winner's circle, he has probably been disappointed Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Copyright © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd. GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 215 Cars Examined and Rated at Six Sales MECUM AUCTIONS 54 Kansas City, MO: The Kansas City auction adds a third day of sales, with 435 lots making just under $10m. A 1957 Ford Thunderbird was the high sale B. Mitchell Carlson RM AUCTIONS 64 Gainesville, GA, PA: Milton Robson's American muscle totals $9.1m in sales, and a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV convertible was top sale at $682k Megan Boyd MECUM AUCTIONS 78 Canal Winchester, OH: Century span of Chevrolets sells to a packed house, generating $7m in sales. Star car was Bunkie Knudsen's 1963 Corvette, which brought $440k Megan Boyd BONHAMS 90 Surrey, UK: Bonhams' new December sale closed out 2010 with 53 cars sold for $5.7m, with a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing taking top honors at $689k Paul Hardiman McCORMICK 98 Palm Springs, CA: The 49th Classic Car Auction sees 275 lots make $4.3m in Palm Springs Carl Bomstead BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS 108 Los Angeles, CA: The Bud Ekins Collection helps bring $1.5m at 2010's Classic California Sale. A 1958 Bentley Flying Spur soared to high sale at $130k Carl Bomstead EBAY MOTORS 118 A selection of sports car good buys and bite-sized Crosleys Geoff Archer

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32 Collecting Thoughts COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears The Internet is a Pandora's Box of car collection temptation, following a few simple rules could help Keith Martin 28 Affordable Classic It's hard to find Honda S500/S600/S800 cars in the U.S., but they're sophisticated for a 1960s sports car—and a blast to drive Rob Sass 30 Legal Files The legal perils and pitfalls of selling—or purchasing—a car when the buyer doesn't make a personal inspection John Draneas 38 Sheehan Speaks What had once been the planet's largest collection of coachbuilt and high-end exotic sports cars is now a vast automotive tomb Michael Sheehan 130 eWatch A Lalique automotive mascot auction brings lively bidding, and pieces that sold for $5 during the 1930s sold for thousands of dollars in 2010 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 32 Collecting Thoughts: Bringing derelict cars back to life DEPARTMENTS 12 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 14 The Inside Line: Amelia Island lineup 16 Contributors: Get to know our writers 18 You Write, We Read: Mondial malice, Two-tone Duesies and Willie Sutton 22 Display Advertisers Index 24 Time Pieces: Bonhams' recent auction redefines Heuer valuations 24 Neat Stuff: Rubber bumpers to love; A helmet bag too good for a helmet 26 InMiniature: 1967 Fitch Phoenix and 1966 Griffith Series 600 26 Book Review: Northeast American Sports Car Races: 19501959 106 FreshMeat: 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia; 2011 Range Rover Super Sport; 2011 Porsche 911 C4S Cabriolet 120 Mystery Photo: Finally, a British roadster with room for the family—and the mechanic 120 Comments with Your Renewal: ”Suggest doing a feature on investment clubs that buy/share cars” 121 SCM Weekly Poll Results: Best Garage Ornament 122 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 126 Resource Directory: Meet your car's needs SCM Digital Bonus Additional Seat Time contributions, videos and images are available in this issue's Digital Edition, included with every print subscription. To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.2555 ext. 1

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Collector Agonistes S aved searches and RSS feeds are now the Pandora's Box of my collecting life. Years ago, I would get giddy and feel the onset of the red mist once a month when Hemmings arrived (by first-class mail, of course). And when I went to an auction or swap meet, I would be temporarily overcome by my need to buy something, anything, that day. But there were days—and sometimes weeks—when I wasn't thinking about buying another car. That's changed. Not only does the Internet provide a constant stream of fresh classifieds, as a collecting gourmand you can select exactly what your weakness is at any given moment and have information about related cars for sale delivered right to your desk or smartphone. It doesn't help to have friends who treat you like a car junkie—and 2. Is it really the model you want? I had a white 1967 Alfa Duetto when I was in college, and I put 50,000 miles on it in two years of driving between Portland and my hometown of San Francisco. I've always had a soft spot for Duettos, and recently a very nice 1969 model came along. Now, the 1969 model has some improvements (fourteen-inch wheels, rear sway bar, better brake booster) but it has some drawbacks as well (Spica injection, clumsy headrests and obtrusive side-marker lights). I asked Collier his opinion, and his response was, “If you want a '67, wait until the right '67 comes along. If you buy the '69, no matter how good it is, you'll just be waiting until a '67 comes along so you can get what you really want.” In other words, don't let a killer deal spark you to buy some- thing that isn't what you are really looking for in the first place. Be patient, and wait for a right example of exactly what hits your hot button. 3. Don't make a car into something it isn't If you buy a white 308 with the plan of making it a red one, From zero to red mist in 15 minutes you're doomed. Just buy a red one. If you find a '58 Corvette with an automatic and want to convert it to a four-speed, forget it. There will be a host of little things that have to be changed, it will cost twice what you think, and you'll have a non-original car. Buy a manual-shift instead. The phrase, “I can make it into exactly what I want” is a dangerous one. they're your personal pusher. A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in my office, and an email from Roger Williams, producer of our TV show, “What's My Car Worth,” popped up. Williams sent me a link to a red 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 that was for sale in Grants Pass, OR, which is about 250 miles south of Portland. The bike was immaculate and priced at $4,800, which Williams said was a good deal. I called the seller, Ted Holman's Automania Grants Pass (www.auto- maniagp.com), and Holman turned out to be an SCM subscriber. About 15 minutes later, the Guzzi was mine and Ted was arranging to have a Portland SCMer, Richard Stark, truck it up. (Stark is a practicing artist, and his work includes aviation, WWII, automobiles and more, see it at www. richardlstark.com.) You Bought What? So far, so good. But as I began to recover from the excitement of ac- quisition—no, I didn't light up a cigarette —I began to hear a little voice which sounded suspiciously like that of Miles Collier. “Are you collecting with a theory or a purpose, with an end goal in mind, or are you just buying anything red you can afford.” At his biannual seminars, Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car, Collier brings a perspective on collecting akin to that of art and furniture collectors. He urges car collectors to bring logic and thoughtfulness to their collecting and their collections. As I paced the garage, wondering where I was going to stick the Guzzi, I ruminated about some guidelines that might make my future purchases have a semblance of logic to them. 1. What Are You Going to Do With it? This is the most important part of your buying decision. Most old cars today are not daily drivers; their mediocre brakes and lack of safety equipment make them a hazard to drive in regular traffic. Further, as cars and SUVs have ballooned in size, your 1963 MG Midget will be dwarfed by an Escalade. So ask yourself, is there a vibrant club in your area for the car you are looking at, or will it sit, unused and deteriorating, year after year? For example, our 2006 Lotus Elise was purchased specifically to go on a 1,000mile rally sponsored by the local Porsche club; our older cars could never keep up with the big dogs. And the Elise gets to run hard every year. 10 4. Make sure the maintenance fits your budget This is a big one, especially as late-model exotics start to get cheap. A 360 Spider at $80,000 seems like a screaming deal, and it is when you measure the performance against the dollars spent. But the cost of maintaining the Ferrari will be factored against the $200,000 MSRP car that it was. Parts and labor don't depreciate. So, if spending $10,000 every couple of years “just for little fixes” makes you crazy, don't buy the car. The entire ownership experience has to fit within your budget. If taking care of your car properly makes you feel like all the blood in your wallet is being sucked out by an alloy-engined vampire, sell the car—or don't buy it in the first place. So, What About the Guzzi? The Guzzi, a motorcycle I knew nothing about at 9 am that morning and owned by 9:15 am, looks terrific nestled between the Lotus and our 1965 Alfa Giulia Spider Veloce. With its Staintune exhaust, it rumbles like a small-block Chevy. Once I have my arms lengthened by six inches, I'll be able to sit comfortably and reach all the controls. I put exactly 154 miles on my Suzuki SV650 last year; all while chasing daughter Alex on her Ninja down two-lane roads—so I don't think I'm going to rack up many miles on the Guzzi. But I'm not going to modify it, I can pay to have it tuned once a year if it needs it, and I've talked myself into believing that if I had known anything about Moto Guzzis, the 1993 Daytona would have been the one I wanted. And best of all, it was red, I could afford it and I'd never owned one before. Welcome Mr. Cumberford My absolute favorite non-SCM column is written each month by Robert Cumberford and appears in Automobile Magazine. Beginning this month, his analyses of the styling of collectible automobiles will also grace the pages of SCM. Thanks to Automobile President and Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings for allowing Cumberford to share his thoughts on old cars with SCM readers. Cumberford, as a designer and writer about design for more than 50 years, brings a one-of-a-kind, erudite and insightful perspective to the shapes of automobiles. We are pleased to have him aboard. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Coupe, coachwork by Murphy (estimate: $900,000–$1.1m); and a 1938 Peugeot Darl'mat Leger “Special Sport” Roadster, one of only 53 roadsters built (estimate: $350,000–$500,000). 1963 Shelby Cobra being offered at Auctions America by RM, Fort Lauderdale Auctions America by RM—Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: March 4-6 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 365/460 cars sold / $16m RM built up this successful auction over recent years as RM Ft. Lauderdale, but for 2011 it flies under the banner of Auctions America, a new RM subsidiary. 20,000 car enthusiasts are expected to attend the sale. Headlining cars include a 2005 Ford GT (estimate: $140,000 - $160,000), a 1932 Duesenberg Model J DC Phaeton by Murphy (estimate: $350,000$450,000), and a restored barnfind 1963 Shelby Cobra with two owners from new (estimate: $425,000 - $475,000). Bonhams—Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Where: Oxford, UK When: March 5 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 44/50 cars sold/$1.5m At Bonhams' 2011 UK season opener, look for a good assortment of both high-end and driver-quality collectibles to suit a variety of tastes. Last year's sale achieved a healthy 88% sellthrough rate, with 44 out of 50 cars finding new owners. Gooding & Company—The Amelia Island Auction Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 11 More: www.goodingco.com Last Year: 58/71 cars sold/$16.1m This year marks Gooding's second year hosting an event alongside the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Top consignments include a 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster, which was the first XK120 12 ever imported to the U.S. (estimate: $375,000–$550,000); a 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sedanca Drophead Coupe by coachbuilder Gurney Nutting (estimate: $400,000–$500,000); and a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export with a rare Vignale body (estimate: $800,000–$1.1m). Mecum Auctions—Kansas City Spring High Performance Auction Where: Kansas City, MO When: March 11-12 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 328/515 cars sold / $6.7m At this annual spring event, broadcast live on “Mecum's Muscle Cars & More” on HD Theater, 500 vehicles at a range of price points will be offered. Among the selection of quality Detroit muscle is a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 396-ci/425-hp and 4-speed equipped, awarded Bloomington Gold Benchmark Certification and NCRS Top Flight status in 2008. RM Auctions—Automobiles of Amelia Island When: March 12 Where: Amelia Island, FL Web: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 99/113 cars sold / $19.2m RM returns for its 13th year as the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, and this high-caliber event is sure to see some of the biggest sales of the season. Star cars include a 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Drive Landaulette, a class winner at Pebble Beach and Meadow Brook (estimate: $400,000–$600,000); a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Mecum Auctions—Dana Mecum's 24th Original Spring Classic Where: Indianapolis, IN When: March 18-22 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 1,034/1,572 cars sold / $43.4m Over 1,750 cars are an- ticipated at this year's Spring Classic. High-end muscle makes up the majority of offerings, but with so many cars, shoppers can expect some of everything. Early main attractions include a 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 convertible, “the Shelby Demonstrator;” a pair of 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV hard tops, sold without reserve; and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, unrestored with 26,000 original miles. Classic Motorcar Auctions—Ohio Spring Classic Where: Akron, OH When: March 26 More: www.classicmotorcarauctions.com CMA's September sale in Canton, Ohio had an excellent mix of 1940s and 1950s American classics, as well as a strong selection of sixties and seventies muscle cars. Early consignments for this event include a 1953 Buick Special Deluxe Model 45R, a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza, and a 1941 Chrysler Crown Imperial. ♦ Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com. FEBRUARY 4—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5—PETERSEN Salem, OR 5—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 7—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 7-8—BARONS Surrey, UK 18—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Atlantic City, NJ 18-19—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 18-20—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 19—CHEFFINS Bristol, UK 25-27—MCCORMICK Palm Springs, CA 26—H&H Warwickshire, UK MARCH 2—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 4-6—RM Fort Lauderdale, FL 5—BONHAMS London, UK 5—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 7—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 8—COYS London, UK 11—GOODING & CO Amelia Island, FL 11-12—MECUM Kansas City, MO 12—RM Amelia Island, FL 14-15—BARONS Surrey, UK 18-20—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS West Palm Beach, FL 19-20—BUD WARD Hot Springs, AR 19-20—D. E. FOELLER Palmetto, FL 25—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 26—SILVER Portland, OR 26—CLASSIC MOTORCAR AUCTIONS Akron, OH APRIL 2—COYS Essen, GER 7-9—BARRETTJACKSON West Palm Beach, FL 8-9—BRANSON Branson, MO 8-9—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 8-9—LEAKE San Antonio, TX 8-10—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Ontario, CAN 11—BONHAMS Hendon, UK 13—H&H Buxton, UK 16—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 18-19—BARONS Surrey, UK 23—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Brighton, CO 27-29—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 30—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Seabrook, TX Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. Event Calendar 3-15—Geneva Motor Show (CHE) www.salon-auto.ch 4-5—AACA Winter Meet (FL) www.aaca.org 5—Supercars: When Too Much is Almost Enough (CA) www.petersen.org 10-13—Amelia Island Concours (FL) www.ameliaconcours.org 11-13—Coppa Milano-Sanremo (ITA) www.milano-sanremo.it The wheels of progress are turning at the LeMay Museum News ■ Construction on the long- awaited LeMay—America's Car Museum in Tacoma, WA has started, and foundations, walls and other concrete structures are taking shape. The $60m, 165,000-square-foot museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011, and the building will display rotating exhibits of 175 vehicles at the time from the massive LeMay car collection. LeMay is currently raising $9.5m to pay for operations and programs at the new museum. www. lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Events ■ The 16th annual Amelia Island Concours weekend— March 10 through 13—crams more events than any one person can attend into four days. That said, it's worth trying to see and do it all. Highlights for this year include Hot Rod Lifestyle Seminar—we're not kidding—at 4 pm on March 11 in the Talbot Ballroom of the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton. You might be able to squeeze in the March 11 Passport Transport Marque Car Road Tour, which is open to Duesenberg, Allard and Kurtis cars entered in the concours. Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal will sign autographs, Mercedes-Benz is sponsoring a gala dinner and there are auctions, dinners, cocktail parties, drives and, of course, the RM auction on-site. The whole week- 14 end ends with the famous Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance on Sunday, March 13. If you miss something, don't worry, as you won't be alone, and there's always 2012. Adult tickets to the concours are $45 and seminar tickets are $20. Admission prices and details on many other events can be found at www.ameliaconcours.org. (FL) ■ The 2011 Coppa Milano- Sanremo from March 11-13 will celebrate 150 years of Italian unity with sports cars manufactured during the years 1906 to 1981. This year's route will travel from Milan to Turin to Sanremo to Genoa and back to Milan. This year's event also includes laps on the Monza Autodrome. Ferraris made from 1982 to the present will precede the vintage cars by an hour on the road course. www.milano-sanremo. it. (ITA) ■ The Avignon Motor Festival kicks winter out of the south of France and welcomes in twelve halls of vintage car displays, auctions, automobile art, vintage trucks and tractors, military vehicles, stunt displays, parts, model cars, a concours and even an auction. More than 2,000 vintage cars and more than 30,000 gearheads are expected at the March 25-27 event. Adult admission is $14. www.avignonmotor-festival.com. (FRA) Much to do, see and hear at Amelia Island in March Sports Car Market ■ Supercars: When Too Much is Almost Enough opens at the Los Angeles-based Petersen Automotive Museum on March 5. This exhibit explores the history of supercars from the first decade of the 20th Century. The cars have changed over the decades, but they all share powerful engines, little room for passengers, cutting-edge technology and an edgy, commanding presence. Supercars from all eras of the automobile will be on display. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm, and admission is $10. www.petersen.org. (CA) ♦ 12-13—Spring Historic Races (CA) www.hsrwestrace.com 12-19—Maroc Classic Rallye (MAR) www.rallye-maroc-classic.com 16-20—Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (FL) www.svra.com 20—Queen's English British Car Meet (CA) www.queens-english.org 25-27—Avignon Motor Festival (FRA) www.avignon-motor-festival.com 31-April 3—Savannah Spring Race (GA) www.svra.com Photo: Rashba.com

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SCM Contributors ROBERT CUMBERFORD, SCM contributor, has pursued parallel career paths for more than 50 years, first as a car designer, then as a writer specializing in design. The first car made to his sketches—a one-off known as the Parkinson Jaguar Special, which is still vintage racing—was done when he was 15 years old. His second pre-professional body design was the Miles R2 “Flying Shingle.” At 19, he was a General Motors designer, working chiefly on Corvettes, and he had been published in national magazines. From 1958 onward, he has been an independent designer, working for major car manufacturers in Europe and the U.S. and for small-volume specialists. The Intermeccanica Griffith-Omega-Torino is one of his designs. He taught transportation design at the Art Center College of Design, is the editorialist for Italy's Auto & Design magazine and has written a popular car design column for Automobile Magazine for 25 years. This issue brings his first piece for SCM, which is a design analysis of a 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato on p. 36. DALENOVAK, SCM contributor, started his gearhead life collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger. His mother gave him two weeks to get it running, which he did, but then quickly discovered Challengers aren't meant to go airborne, and that police response time is remarkably fast. He's been buying, selling, and collecting cars ever since, and he enjoys Corvettes and all things Mopar. A few of his prized toys include a Meadow Brook-winning 1956 Corvette personally judged by Zora Duntov, a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 factory pilot car, and a “two-tag, Mr. Norm's” 1970 440 Dodge Challenger with ultra-rare power windows. Novak is a 25-plus-year veteran of the publishing, marketing, and advertising design business, and he has been picking apart vintage cars as an auction analyst for SCM for nearly three years. In this issue, you'll find his report on a 1959 Chevrolet El Camino on p. 46. GEOFF ARCHER, SCM contributor, is a recovered English Ford Cortina addict. He and his wife currently feed and groom a spring green 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 and an amaranth violet 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 coupe. He got his gearhead start as a lackey at two Porsche dealerships. He then signed on as a mechanic on the 1997 Panama-Alaska vintage rally. A hopeless cruiser of eBay and Craigslist, his regular contributions to SCM include Fresh Meat and selections from eBay Motors. This month, he takes a look at the cheaper side of Crosley cars on p. 118. MICHAEL SHEEHAN, is a Ferrari historian and broker with over three decades in the business. He operated a 30-man Ferrari crash repair and restoration shop for over two decades. He has a passion for racing and has competed in the Mazda Pro Series, Trans-Am, IMSA GTO, and IMSA Camel Lite, and has three drives in the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. His regular column, “Sheehan Speaks,” has been a part of SCM since 1993, and this month, on p. 38, he takes us to a Brunei prince's compound that holds hundreds of decaying, melting exotic sports cars. 16 Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Mondial malice To the Editor: I am a great admirer of your magazine. It is without a doubt the most professional, thoughtful and well-written publication serving motoring enthusiasts at large and sports car collectors, and I look forward to receiving each issue. Unfortunately, Mike Sheehan's recent article on entrylevel Ferraris was neither professional nor thoughtful. I'm an avid collector and while my tastes are often for champagne, my budget is more typically for beer (good beer, but beer nonetheless). I typically have several cars in my collection at any given time. Among these, I have owned a 1988 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 cabriolet since 2004. I am the third owner of the car, and I have what appears to be all of the service records since new and the car has been regularly maintained during my ownership, with the necessary (and expensive) belt service completed recently. The car has approximately 30,000 miles and has all-original paint and interior that is in very good condition. As far as I can tell, I have the same 3.2-liter Ferrari V8 motor that is in my friend's 328, the Rosso Corsa paint is identical in color and shade and the prancing horse logo on the hood isn't any different either. I can join the Ferrari Owner's Club, I am invited to Ferrari owner events and, last I checked, I can attend a factory tour when the factory is open in Modena. What is different is that I can drop the top and take my wife and my two teenage daughters out for a spirited drive. With the arrival of the December issue of SCM, I turned to Mike Sheehan's article on Finding a Ferrari for $100k or Less (p. 36) and perhaps naively expected Mondials to be mentioned. They were mentioned, but with such a blanket statement of negativity I could hardly believe. To malign all Mondials with the broad brush of deferred maintenance and the tongue-in-cheek reference of Monty Python to “Run away, run away” (in the headline no less) is unfair and untrue. While values are abysmally low for these cars, the biases of experts such as Mr. 18 ...the tongue-in-cheek reference of Monty Python to “Run away, run away” (in the headline no less) is unfair and untrue. Sheehan have helped keep them this way. To offer praise for 400s and 412s, while maligning all Mondials, is unsupportable. So what does Mr. Sheehan have against these cars? Does he not like the design? The Mondial has fewer strakes than the Miami Vice-styled Testarossa. The 3.2, with its front end treatment styled after the 328, is much more aesthetically pleasing than the large-bumper models. Is it the mechanicals that he finds objectionable? The motor in my car is rated at a healthy 270 horsepower, as is the 328. Rear seats a problem? Apparently not so in the 400 and 412. While the early Mondial 8 suffered from too much weight, quality problems and not enough power, these issues were well resolved by the time the QV and 3.2 were released, and over the total 13-year model run, Ferrari sold nearly 7,000 Mondials worldwide. Even the Pope liked the Mondial, and had Piero Ferrari to drive him around the Fiorano track during a visit in 1988. To lump all 7,000 Mondials (and by implication, their owners) in the category of “run away” is unreasonably biased. I fully recognize that the two extra seats will always be an inhibitor to value, but the Mondial is Ferrari through and through— and offers the least-expensive open top Ferrari experience available today (even with a bit of deferred maintenance cost factored in). To cast all Mondials aside with pejorative statements does a disservice to prospective owners who may be seeking the Ferrari ownership experience that only a Mondial can provide. As with any Ferrari, docu- mented service history, regular maintenance and a thorough pre-purchase inspection are key to an enjoyable ownership experience, whether it be a $25,000 Mondial or a $325,000 Daytona coupe.—George M. Eshaghian, Beverly Hills, CA Keith Martin responds: George, thanks for your spirited defense of the Mondial Cabriolet. As a former owner of one, I thought I would take the liberty of responding. First, we have to differentiate between the market's view of the Mondial (too many seats, goofy top and expensive maintenance) and the user experience (fourseater—although I'm surprised your teenagers fit in the rear; my then-7-year-old daughter's knees were pressed against her chest—top down fun, cheap entry-level price). As cars, both the Mondial and the 400s do an admirable job of getting you around and making the right noises. As collectibles, they will always be in the netherworld of requiring you to explain, “I know it's a little oddlooking, but IT'S A FERRARI!” But, the 400/400i/412s suffer from clumsy Chrysler K-car styling, cheapie Fiat dashboard switchgear and parts and labor, all offset by having a real V12, chain-driven cams—so no frequent belt changes—and a cheap entry-level price. I believe Mike is sending up a warning flag on two fronts. First of all, if you expect to spend $30,000 on a Mondial and have everyone genuflect at the country club as they would if you showed up in a 458, you're about to be disappointed. Neither the Mondial nor the 400s have any visual swagger. Second, for $30,000 you can buy a very nice three-year-old Mercedes E-class or BMW 5-series. They will still have some factory warranty left, and will be fairly reliable. That same $30,000 will get you an aged Mondial or 400, which will require parts and service at the same cost as a $200,000 California. In other words, just because you bought the car cheaply doesn't mean taking care of it will be cheap. I might add here that Ferraris and other boutique cars, such as Lamborghinis, are like highfashion items. They are designed to be daring and a statement of personal success, and have a front-line shelf-line of three to four years. (Notice how even 430s are starting to be “so yesterday” as you see more 458s.) 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You Write We Read get compliments. So when you buy a 25- (or more) year-old entry-level Ferrari, you're probably getting the last good miles out of what might well be a disposable exotic. I enjoyed my Mondial, even if I had to constantly explain what it was. I did get tired of replacing the front top latches that broke with some frequency and dealing with the sticky back power windows and the malicious climate control system. But on the sunny days when I had the top down, taking a two-lane road to the coast with my daughter and her friend in the back seats shrieking and holding up their arms like they were on a roller coaster ride, it was the best car in the world. So enjoy your Mondial, and enjoy it for what it is: A long-inthe-tooth fashion statement that will be expensive to take care of, but one that didn't cost you much in the first place. We really do like Italias To the Editor: I was standing with my friend, who was the owner of the 1972 Intermeccanica Italia on the Friday night RM auction in Monterey (2010) as the car drove onto the block. I was nervous for the owner, as he had spent a great deal of money and time (three years) on the car restoring it, and it was being auctioned with no reserve. The bidding started at $40k and marched to $100k and above in a steady stream, ending at $130k—or $143k with buyer's premium. This is a new world-record price for an Italia sale—to my knowledge. In the late 1980s, two were sold in the $80k-$90k range I have been told. I turned to the owner, con- gratulated him on the sale and stated that it would be interesting what Sports Car Market would have to say about the sale. As it turned out, you said nothing about the sale that I could find in the issue covering the RM auction at Monterey (November 2010 p. 66). I have always found it interesting that Sports Car Market seems to downplay the car and its value. I think in the price guide you list a convertible in the $25k-$35k range, even though nice cars have traded hands in the $50k-and-above range for some time now. It 20 would seem that when a nice car does sell for more money you suggest that it's some kind of anomaly. As I well know, Italias can be very difficult cars to restore if they are to be made into fullysorted and functioning cars. The silver car that sold at RM I believe to be the first nut-andbolt restoration Italia that has ever been sold. Yes, there have been other fresh paint, interior, and other cosmetically restored Italias that have sold before. This is the first ever, deep-down restoration that has been for sale. In conclusion, it would seem that you grind away listing the same types of cars that have sold over and over but when something different comes along there is not even a mention of it. So what's the deal, Keith doesn't like Intermeccanica cars?—John Fortney, via email Carl Bomstead, SCM senior auction analyst, responds: John, thanks for your persistence in getting someone's attention at SCM regarding Intermeccanica Italias. I do, however, take issue with your comment that we are indifferent to them. SCM contributor John Apen and I both own Italias, and we were, of course, delighted with the result of your friend's sale. I have long felt that they were undervalued and the market would at some point recognize their striking styling and strong performance. I do agree that the SCM Price Guide is woefully out of date and hope it is updated in the upcoming version. (The new SCM Price Guide values convertibles in the $35k$60k price range. – ED.) Kelly Blue Book, however, does not even list them in their Collector's Edition Market Report. Our Italia has been restored to a high standard, and the front end handling issues are corrected. It has been on numerous Copperstate 1000 rallies without issue and ran with Colin Comer's Cobra gang due to its 289 HiPo engine. The driving was spirited and the Italia held its own well into three figures until my wife suggested—demanded—that I lift. A treat to drive and styling that is timeless. I have, for SCM, covered the sale of several Italias that were lesser examples to that of your friend's or mine. As I So what's the deal, Keith doesn't like Intermeccanica cars? recall, they sold in the expected $30k-$40k range. I covered the RM Monterey sale where your friend's Italia was sold, and I recall the car, but for the life of me can't recall why it was not included. Perhaps I missed some important information regarding the car or the picture was of unacceptable quality. We cannot pick up a car after the fact, as we use our own photographs and make our own analysis of the condition of the cars we cover. It certainly was not excluded due to indifference. What did Willie really say? To the Editor: I believe Steve Serio meant to attribute an oft-told quote to bank robber Willie Sutton, not John Dillinger (...said he robbed banks because ‘That's where the money is') in Serio's article (January 2011 “1975 BMW 3.0 CSL,” p. 49). Interestingly enough, in his autobiography Willie Sutton denied ever making this now famous comment.—Bart Stringham, Bethesda, MD SCM Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Bart, thanks for looking all this up. After reading your note, I frittered away about an hour looking for who actually uttered the quote. Sutton, in his partly ghostwritten autobiography, Where the Money Was: the Memoirs of a Bank Robber, blamed the quote on an enterprising reporter who needed some snappy words to fill out his copy. Sutton did give us this quote: “Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it. I was more alive when I was inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other time in my life.” Substitute “driving sports cars” for the words on robbing and banks, and Sutton sounds like a SCMer. Chandelier bidding To the Editor: I find your acceptance of chandelier bidding extremely distasteful. It puts a credibility block in my mind about the ethics of auction companies that condone the practice. This is exactly the problem we all have with the perceived honesty of dealership sales people. Auctions are supposed to be a forum with a level playing field. To encourage a covert, profit-motivated edge at the expense of legitimate bidders is not acceptable. Quite frankly, when bidding, the auction house has to accept (or reject) the highest legitimate offer to purchase. A legitimate bid cannot be rejected by simply advancing the bid without making the bidding audience aware that there is not a buyer behind the phantom bid—but only a tactic to encourage higher bids. What the auctioneer may be able to ethically do is announce to the audience that the reserve has not been met, but higher bids will be entertained by restarting the bidding at a higher price to encourage bidding to a level that more realistically represents what is published in the catalog and Sports Car Market Photo: RM Auctions

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You Write We Read Ad Index Amelia Island Concours ............................... 89 Asheville Symphony .................................... 88 Aston Martin of New England ................... 107 Auctions America ........................................4-5 Autosport Designs ........................................ 94 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 25 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance ............... 59 Bonhams ...................................................... 21 Branson Collector Car Auction .................... 27 Canepa .......................................................... 61 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 17 Classic Motorcar Auctions ......................... 105 Classic Restoration ....................................... 98 Classic Showcase ......................................... 88 Cosdel .......................................................... 96 Davidoff Zino Platinum ............................. 116 Driversource Houston LLC .................. 63, 101 European Collectibles .................................111 Exotic Car Transport .................................. 125 Fantasy Junction ......................................... 109 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance ... 85 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 109 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 113 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ................... 11 Hamann Classic Cars ................................... 29 Heacock Classic .......................................... 23 Heritage Classics .......................................... 55 Hollow Brook Associates, LLC. .................. 83 Hollywood Wheels Inc............................50-51 Hyman .......................................................... 81 Indigo ......................................................... 131 Intercity Lines .............................................. 31 JC Taylor ...................................................... 79 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 123 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 113 Keels & Wheels ........................................... 75 Kidston ......................................................... 19 LeMay - America's Car Museum ............... 103 Live Oak Concours d'Elegance ................... 65 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 37 Martin Chisholm Collector Cars Ltd. ........ 125 Mecum Auction ............................................ 15 Mercedes Benz Classic Center ..................... 57 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 129 Morris & Welford, LLC ............................. 132 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .......... 117 Motorcar Portfolio ..................................... 105 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ............... 67 Park Place LTD ............................................ 77 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 107 Petersen Collector Car Auction .................. 125 Plycar Transportation Group ...................... 121 Poff Transportation ...................................... 76 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc....................... 73 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 39 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 53 RM Auctions ................................................ 13 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ........................... 99 RPM Autobooks ......................................... 125 Santa Fe Concorso ....................................... 71 Sports & Specialist Cars .............................111 Sports Car Market ........................................ 63 SWISSVAX AG ........................................... 69 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 87 Universal Autosports .................................. 101 Vintage Rallies ............................................. 99 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 129 Watchworks ................................................ 129 Worldwide Group ....................................... 7, 9 Zymol ......................................................... 117 22 Some owners today like to two-tone their cars' paint schemes. In the case of Duesenberg, the factory seemed to primarily advertise in single-tone paint for these mighty cars. I have hundreds of factory/coachbuilt Duesenberg photos when these cars were new, and the vast majority are with monotone paint. believed to be the value range of the vehicle. At that point, both seller and buyer have the opportunity to continue or terminate bidding. It's called transparency and honesty, not to mention the ethical issue. Should one purchase a vehicle under these circumstances and then find out that chandelier bidding took place, turning the situation over to an attorney on the first business day after the auction ends—when everyone has gone home—may be the route to follow in order to get the seller and auctioneer to deal honestly by accepting the highest legitimate bid.—R. James Beam, Sarasota, FL Keith Martin responds: James, your feelings are not uncommon. But you must keep in mind the differences between a reserve sale (seller sets a bottom price, below which he will not sell the car), and a no-reserve sale (seller agrees to sell the car for the final bid, no matter how high or low). My discussion of chandelier bidding refers only to no-reserve sales. If a seller is looking for $25m for his 250 GTO, why waste everyone's time with $10,000 bids? If necessary to get things going, the auctioneer “advances the bid” on behalf of the seller into “real money range”, in this case, say, $20m, and then looks around to see if there is any real money in the house. I understand your resentment that you feel you are advancing your own bid against a phantom bidder if you were to bid $21m, but as the seller isn't going to cut the car loose at that price anyway what does it matter? With a reserve car, until the auctioneer announces that the reserve has been met (“this will be the next car sold”), you are really making your own decision as to what you want to pay for a car. Yes, it is easier to think that you are not “paying too much” if you have a live bidder standing next to you, bidding along with you. But your job is to decide exactly how much YOU want to pay for a car, and drop out if the bidding gets too rich for you—no matter whether it is the auction company or another bidder who is advancing the bid. In the end, how much you want to pay is your decision, regardless of any extraneous factors. Two-toning question To the Editor: Two-toning Duesenberg Model Js may not be quite as harmful as Mr. Apker indicated in his interesting article (January 2011, p. 56), as in the same issue, I noticed three Duesie Js advertised—all in two-tone livery. See pages 4, 17, and 101. Just wondering.—Rich Daugherty, Pollock, SD Duesenberg profile author Gordon Apker responds: Hi Rich, thank you for your question. What I said was, “It was possible to get a two-tone factory paint job, but you'll rarely see two-tone cars on any Duesenberg sales literature.” I think a good way to get perspective on this is comparing whitewall tires on 1930s cars today as compared with sales and advertising of these cars with blackwalls in the era. The vast majority of these cars were sold with blackwalls. However, many, many owners today like to see whitewalls on their cars. Likewise, some owners today like to two-tone their cars' paint schemes. In the case of Duesenberg, the factory seemed to primarily advertise in singletone paint for these mighty cars. I have hundreds of factory/coachbuilt Duesenberg photos when these cars were new, and the vast majority are with monotone paint. Also, the car pictured on pages 17 and 101 is one and the same, J116, built by Derham, which is being sold by RM for the St. Louis owner. Thanks again for your observations. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Heuer Watches Motor to Auction Success Many companies have tried to align the with racing and motorsports, but none more s fully than Heuer. Beginning in 1933, Heue s and watches became essential equipment fo fessionals and hobbyists alike. In the 1960s, the leadership of Jack Heuer, some of their m collectible watches were introduced. At the s time, some of Heuer's most important bond formed with drivers and racing teams, w gained the brand near domination in moto timing. - This success was displayed and rein Bonhams' first-ever thematic Heuer sale December 15, 2010. A total of 81 rare and Heuer wristwatches and clocks were offere The total sale proceeds were in excess of $ a very rewarding sale that also broke worl models. Time Piec by Alex Hofberg Heuer Watches Motor to Auction Success Many companies have tried to align the with racing and motorsports, but none more s fully than Heuer. Beginn e Pieces by Alex Hofberg Heuer Watches Motor to Auction Success Many companies have tried to align the with racing and motorsports, but none more s fully than Heuer. Beginning in 1933, Heue s and watches became essential equipment fo fessionals and hobbyists alike. In the 1960s, the leadership of Jack Heuer, some of their m collectible watches were introduced. At the s time, some of Heuer's most important bond formed with drivers and racing teams, w gained the brand near domination in moto timing. - This success was displayed and rein Bonhams' first-ever thematic Heuer sale December 15, 2010. A total of 81 rare and Heuer wristwatches and clocks were offere The total sale proceeds were in excess of $ a very rewarding sale that also broke worl models. The The lots were almost all part of a collection accumulated by Arno Haslinger, the author of Heuer Chronographs: Fascination of Timekeepers and Motor Sports 1960s/1970s. Haslinger, who has collected Heuer watches for the last eleven years, offered the following in his introduction to the auction: “Collecting Heuer watches has taken me on a wonderful journey, from finding iconic examples such as the “Monaco” and “Silverstone” in New Old Stock condition to meeting other collectors and sharing their passion for the brand.” Represented in the auction were a wonderful array of some of the most famous Heuers, such as the 1969 Monaco reference 1133b, which was the world's first self-winding chronograph, to some of the rarest watches made at the time, such as the 1966 Carrera model that featured the winged tire logo of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway logo. The watch that drew the strongest bidding was a rare 1974 Monaco reference 740303 N that featured an unusual all-black chronograph dial and an all-black PVD plated case. Because of the New Old Stock condition of the watch, the few examples known and the fact that PVD Heuer watches from left to right: 1972 Montreal, 1974 Monaco, 1966 Carrera plating is easily damaged, this watch brought the highest price realized at the auction at over $74,000. The beauty of owning Heuer watches then—as well as collecting them now—is that they were not considered prestige watches when they were new. Original sales brochures show prices of these professional-quality watches at well under $100 for many models. Because most of these watches were made in steel, had a decent water resistance and the movements were industry standard, there are many survivors, and parts are not too hard to find. As for my personal pick of the Heuer litter, I see thousands of watches every year, and the watches that excite me tend be out of the ordinary. The colorful 1972 “Montreal” model, whose dial is a hodgepodge of blue, red, orange and white, caught my eye. This watch, in New Old Stock condition, will cost about $7,100, although an average used one should be between $3,000-$4,000. It is a safe bet that many SCMers have an old Heuer tucked away in a dresser drawer. Some are in regular use, some await restoration—and others may be the next up on the block. Neat Stuff Rubber Bumpers to Love All serious sports car lovers hate those DOTmandated clunky rubber bumpers of the late '70s and '80s, but every car collector with a garage will love these bright yellow rubber bumpers. Why? Well, these bumpers at- tach to the garage wall and cushion your car doors against accidental—and expensive—collisions with concrete, cinderblock, drywall or wood. These useful bumpers should be standard equipment in all garages, public and private, and, at $8.99 each, they're inexpensive enough to bumperize the world. Well, at least your corner of the world, anyway. www.bonnevilleworldwide.com. 24 A Helmet Bag for the Non-Helmet User Fancy handbags just can't handle carrying a vintage rally helmet. That said, this stylish rally helmet bag from Suixtil is too swan The dimensions—20 ¾ i inches by 13 ¾ inches— enough to carry all the n around Amelia Island o Peninsula in sporty style. And the leather handle and full bottom are sturdy enough to gain a fine patina over a few years of concours and auctions. Who could sully such a bag with a sweaty rally or racing helmet? Well, you could try, but we suspect your better half would confiscate this bag for use at Concorso Italiano. $280 at www.suixtil.com. ♦ s ¾ ii n or Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1967 Fitch Phoenix and 1966 Griffith Series 600 There's something about sports cars clothed in svelte Italian-built bodies—and powered with American brawn. I can't quite put my finger on the allure, but so many of these hybrids fill my dream garage. John Fitch and Andrew “Jack” Griffith are just two of the many automotive entrepreneurs who showed great ingenuity, took risks and expended great effort to marry American muscle with Italian sex appeal. The 1967 Fitch Phoenix and the 1966 Griffith Series 600—two very different sports cars—both had their bodies constructed in Frank Reisner's Carrozzeria Intermeccanica in Turin, Italy. Unfortunately, only eleven Griffith 600s were produced. And just one Fitch Phoenix—the prototype, which John still owns and drives— was built. Automodello strikes again. This model company is fast becoming known as one of the finer mid-volume producers of 1:43 scale model cars. The company often chooses to replicate interesting and forgotten cars that other model makers ignore. Both of these releases are the only models ever produced of the respective cars, and each is an excellent representation. Overall fit and finish receive very high marks, and side by side, they make for a great display. Each is supplied mounted in a display case with a plaque. The Phoenix is the third release, and the Series 600 is the fourth from Automodello, who worked closely with John Fitch and Jack Griffith to bring these to fruition. As part of Automodello's “Founders Edition” series, both of these gems are numbered editions limited to 192 of each model. Each comes with an information card about the car, which has been personally autographed by John Fitch for the Phoenix, and Jack Griffith for Series 600. Body castings are crisp and coated with high-gloss paint finish and wonderful chrome bits. All of the many photo-etched parts—used for window trim, windshield wipers, steering wheels, and numerous other details—are superbly made and carefully installed. The Phoenix has been modeled in its most pure form to represent the way it was when first shown, with the exception of no whitewall tires and prior to the added rear luggage rack railing. Automodello has done a very fine job matching the custom mix gray/brown color of the real car. The detail on the wheels and tires is great, as is the comprehensively detailed interior—even down to the little brass plaque mounted on the dash in front of the passenger. The Griffith 600 is stunning. The color combination is that of the New York show car, and it is set off so well with those chrome and black mag wheels shod with Redline tires. Both door windows are fully lowered, which helps show off the all-black interior. With the right lighting, you can see that it's all there, with correct door panels that even have separate silver trim strips. My single gripe for both models Model Details is the license plates don't match any real plates. This isn't bad, but it's not ideal. I guess it comes down to personal preference, and I'd prefer clean-looking blank license plates, or none at all. That said, these are great models and very highly recommended. Priced at $195 each. Production Date: The Fitch Phoenix was made in 2010, and the Griffith Series 600 was released in 2011 Quantity: 192 SCM Five-Star Rating: Overall Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Email: www.automodello.com Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Northeast American Sports Car Races: 1950-1959 By Terry O'Neil, Veloce, 432 pages, $146.00, Amazon Soldiers came home from Europe after World War II with a new appreciation for goodies from across the pond—from Leica cameras to BMW cars—and as factories turned from war materials to consumer goods, a wide range of European automobiles came back into production. With all those options, it was almost inevitable that sports car racing would take off in the United States. Those early days, researched thoroughly by Terry O'Neil, were the beginnings of some of the most important venues we have, and they set the stage for the explosive growth of racing throughout the country. Focusing on racing in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, O'Neil has chronicled those early days, with race-by-race accounts from a small part of the country that had a big impact on racing in America. O'Neil has pieced together grids, race reports and photographs of a decade when car racing transformed from self-described gentlemen amateurs who drove their cars to the races to a more professional atmosphere that set the stage for the incredible 1960s. The decade started with street races, and Watkins Glen and Bridgehampton became the leaders in creating huge civic events that drew tens of thousands of spectators, overwhelmed little towns and often claimed the lives of drivers at every event. The fallout from those events forced the sport to airport circuits, and then to the creation of the first special-built road courses. Many of these tracks became national treasures that survive today. O'Neil also chronicles the political infighting between the Sports Car Club of America, the Automobile Association of America, and the United States Auto Club. He also describes the often-naked class warfare during racing's transition from a clubby, exclusive playground for rich amateurs to a more blue-collar battlefield, with the SCCA trying to keep the sport patrician and “pure” by simply not processing applications from drivers who failed to meet unspoken means or religious tests. But, as always in racing, the best figure out a way to win—on and off the track. It was, after all, why they fought the war. Provenance: O'Neil has pored through countless archives, periodicals and racing organization source material to create race-by-race reports for each year, complete with grids with as much detail as he could muster. O'Neil often adds to the skimpy written record through detective work using photographs from the time. It's a dazzling work and makes the book a great resource. Fit and finish: More textbook than coffee table darling, the book supports and nurtures the content—and is not worried about flash. The many images are nicely reproduced, and the text is clean and readable. Drivability: When an author is faced with mountains of data, trying to put together the definitive reference book on a subject, the facts become king. And the insurmountable challenge of describing an entire race meeting from 60 years ago in 1,000 words, as O'Neil is forced to do, race by race, year by year, inevitably forces a choice between the facts and flowing narrative. Leave that to the next author, perhaps a journalist who happens on O'Neil's necessarily abbreviated recap of the handful of races that made up the first Watkins Glen weekend and turns it into the next Seabiscuit. But rest assured that author will be standing on O'Neil's accomplishment before the first word is written. ♦ 26 Sports Car Market

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Affordable Classic Honda S500/S600/S800 The Tiny, High-Revving Honda S500/S600/S800 These are sublime cars if you can fit behind the wheel—and if you don't mind looking at the lug nuts of other vehicles by Rob Sass 1970 Honda S800 Fairlady roadsters, Honda decided it could do something far more interesting. The result was the S500 of 1963, Honda's first production car. For those used to the MG Midgets and Austin-Healey Sprites of the day, the specs were positively otherworldly. The S500 was powered by a 531-cc, double overhead cam engine with four carburetors and a roller bearing crankshaft. It had a redline of 9,500 rpm and made its peak power of 44 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. The chain drive and independent rear suspension were even more exotic. Dry weight was just 1,500 pounds. Calling the car Lilliputian implies a lack of famil- O Details Years produced: 1963-70 Number produced: 11,536 (S800) Original list price: $2,000 (At the 1965 exchange rate) SCM Valuation: $8,000-$15,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $65 Chassis number: Plate in engine compartment Club: Honda S800 Sports Car Club More: www.honda-s800-club.freeserve. co.uk/ Alternatives: 1959-60 Austin Healey Sprite, 1966-72 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato 1300 Coupe, 1962-65 Abarth 850 Allemano Scorpione SCM Investment Grade: D 28 iarity with Jonathan Swift's work. It's positively microscopic, small even for the average 5' 5” Japanese man. The design is quite lovely, with nice details and is relatively gimmick-free for a 1960s Japanese car. The earlier variations of the grille and lights are probably the most pleasing, but in coupe or roadster form, it's a nice design. The interior carries the jewel-like aspects of the design forward with a lovely wood-rimmed steering wheel that makes a Jaguar E-type wheel seem robust f the three major Japanese manufacturers—Nissan and Toyota being the others—Honda, with its motorcycle heritage and Formula One aspirations, was clearly the most sporting minded and the most innovative. After watching Nissan achieve success with its line of thoroughly conventional and a full complement of black-rimmed gauges. Seats are comfortable and well-bolstered, but really, where are you going to go in a cockpit this snug? An almost immediate displacement increase resulted in the S600 of 1964. The boost to a 606-cc engine meant an increase to 57 horsepower. The little Honda was now capable of giving a hard time to normally tuned Porsche 356s and Alfa Romeo Giuliettas in both a straight line and in corners. But Honda wasn't finished yet. The last iteration of the original S cars came in 1966 with the 791-cc engine—and the optimistically named S800. Power was now an astonishing 70 horsepower, and although similar in size to an MG Midget, the S800 was now capable of performance on the level of an MGB while still making 30 mpg. Early S800s continued to use the chain drive and independent rear end of the S600, while later cars reverted to a live axle. Disc brakes became standard. Although the later models added U.S. safety equip- ment, lighting and a left-hand-drive version, they could never get the high-revving, micro-displacement engine to pass U.S. smog regulations. This is an absurd situation, especially when one considers the amount of hydrocarbons that the 35-plus mpg little Honda could spew in comparison to the 9 mpg Detroit barges of the day. Sports Car Market

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On the road, the S800 is a sublime car—if you can fit behind the wheel—and if you can get used to looking at the lug nuts of most of the other vehicles on the road. Steering is light and direct, and the car is incredibly easy to place in a corner. Even on 145 section tires, the grip seems limitless. While the S800 is the “big block” and the torquiest of the bunch, there's still precious little of the stuff to be found, especially below 5,500 rpm. From about six grand until the redline, it's a blast with distinctly motorcycle-like sounds from the exhaust. You can hit 100 mph in the S800—if you dare. None of the S cars were officially imported into the U.S. Road & Track was so anxious to get their hands on one in 1965 that they relaxed their usual prohibition against testing privately owned cars and used a righthand-drive car privately imported by a U.S. serviceman stationed in Japan. They were favorably impressed, and the magazine commented on the car's sophistication and technical innovation in comparison to the small British sports cars of the day. Today, the S cars remain relatively unknown in the U.S. because they're so scarce here, particularly in lefthand-drive form. This isn't to say there's no demand among the initiated. They're much sought after in racing form because they're capable of giving a hard time to the usual Abarths, Turners and Sprites that inhabit the Under 1 Liter classes in vintage racing. As street cars, they're an absolute blast to drive. Sadly, parts are now problematic, especially for ear- lier cars. Patron saints like Norman Hart in Cupertino, CA are a big help. What's available isn't particularly pricey, but buying a car with significant needs is foolish, particularly when the best cars don't top $30,000. That said, a 1966 Honda S600—fitted with a S800 engine—sold at the October 2010 H&H Sparkford, U.K., sale for a shocking $63,915. The car had just 2,982 miles on the clock, and the owner was Formula One World Champion driver Jenson Button, which are factors that helped boost the sale price. Even so, this price was definitely out of the ordinary. The problem for most of these cars is the same shared by other interesting early Japanese cars. While there is a movement afoot in California that touts vintage Japanese cars as the Next Big Thing, the market as a whole seems to have a difficult time accepting anything beyond the Toyota 2000 GT as truly collectible, which makes Honda's tiny S cars relative bargains. ♦ Seat Time Thomas Knudsen, via email: I used to dismiss the Honda S800 as some sort of glorified motor- cycle, but after completing a recent frame-off restoration of my 1968 S800M convertible, I now have an admiration for Honda's ingenuity. I purchased the car in 2008 on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. What I found was a highly advanced drivetrain and excellent build quality in the original components. In comparing the S800 to a number of period cars I've owned and restored, I was surprised by the sophistication of its design. For example, the engine has an all-aluminum block, proper exhaust header, roller bearing crank, two cams, and four carburetors, just to name a few stock goodies. The result is a gem that makes over 70 horsepower. Driving it is a unique experience—the engine provides limited torque until you get the revs up. You quickly learn to adjust your shifting patterns to keep the tach safely above 4,000 rpm. Conversations become difficult at 6,000-8,500 rpm level, due to the F1-like wail coming from the dual tailpipes. The car is steady at freeway speeds, helped by swapping out the stock dampers with a set of rebuilt period Konis, and fine-tuning the suspension. March 2011 29

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Legal Files John Draneas Long-distance Car Deals Can Burn Money Internet buyers think that when the car doesn't meet their fantasy image they can return it for a full refund, just like sale pants at Nordstrom's pects are correct and highly-detailed. Undercarriage immaculate, etc., etc. $58,950. Sound pretty nice? The buyer thought 1 so when he saw this ad in an Internet listing, so he called the dealer, who was located 3,000 miles away. The conversation went well, but ended abruptly when the buyer made what the dealer thought was a lowball offer. The buyer called back the next day and tried again, making a slightly higher offer that was also summarily rejected. The next day, he asked to talk to the local restorer, which was fine with the dealer. The restorer described the car as a beautiful, driver-quality car. He was clear that the body had been redone to a high standard, but the undercarriage was still original, although it looked pretty good for a 70-year-old car. The buyer tried again. This time, the conversation ended in a shouting match, with the dealer hanging up on the buyer. Ever persistent, the buyer tried again, with the same results, and the dealer shouting, “I would never sell my *!@#&%* car to you!” as he hung up on the buyer again. Apparently motivated by the challenge, the buyer called back again, and a deal was struck at $54,500. The buyer sent a cashier's check and a friend to pick up the car. When the buyer received the car, he promptly called the dealer. He boasted to the dealer that the car was even better than described, and had been sold too cheap. Result—another hangup. A few weeks later, the buyer called again, this time demanding his money back and reimbursement for his transport costs. He claimed that a local shop told him that the car needed about $20,000 of work to be proper, most of it to the undercarriage and to redo some rust repairs in the trunk floor that were done in fiberglass instead of new sheet metal. He also claimed that the shop advised the car could not be licensed because it would never pass the local DMV safety inspection. When the dealer refused to take the car back, the buyer filed a claim against the dealer's surety bond— and a consumer protection complaint with the dealer's state Attorney General. At this point, the dealer asked our firm to represent him. The legal analysis Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a seller's de- scriptions of a car are enforceable as express warranties as to its condition. The major exception is that generalized statements about the qualities of the car (e.g., this 30 940 Ford Deluxe Convertible. Just redone by a well-known local shop. Beautifully restored with no expense spared. All as- A 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible without legal cares is the best example in the country) are not enforceable, as the seller is allowed some leeway to boast about the car—referred to as “puffing.” As a separate legal claim, false statements and descriptions of the car can constitute misrepresentation, which allows the buyer to unwind the deal. However, the buyer must be reasonable about relying upon the statements in order to have that claim. What do words really mean? Dissecting the dealer's ad starts with “beautifully restored.” Does that necessarily connote a frame-off restoration? Or does a top-only restoration qualify? “No expense spared” sure sounds like puffing—how could anyone really not save a buck somewhere? But applying fiberglass to the trunk floor does seem like an expense spared. Does “undercarriage immaculate” mean it was restored? Or just that it was really clean? The battle intensifies On balance, we saw the warranty issues as legitimate concerns, but they were defensible. We weren't worried about the misrepresentation claim, as we didn't think the buyer could have reasonably relied upon the ad after talking to the restorer about the car. So, we sent a lengthy letter to the buyer explaining why he should go away. His response was to push the bonding company and the Attorney General. The dealer was confident that the buyer would never spend money on an attorney, and chose to wait him out. Recognizing he had to put up or shut up, the buyer retained an attorney located in the dealer's state, but 175 miles away. Would this guy actually file a lawsuit, or was he just the buyer's brother-in-law working for free? The attorney wrote letters insisting he was going to sue and would easily win, but he also pushed harder with the bonding company and the AG, which were both free weapons in this legal battle. These mixed signals encouraged the dealer to hang tough. Reality bites The bonding company and the AG backed away from the battle, but the buyer's attorney stepped up the demands. By now, the dealer's legal bill was approaching Sports Car Market

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$5,000, and he was starting to see he was going to lose one way or the other. The litigation costs would make no sense for either party, as each would easily spend $25,000 or more fighting the case. If the buyer could make out that the dealer's conduct constituted an unfair trade practice, as defined in the state statute, he would recover his legal fees; otherwise, he would have to pay them out of his own pocket. He had little chance of recovering his transport costs, and he would have to double them to send the car back to the dealer's state for the litigation. All of this made it cheaper to just fix the car and have a higher end value to show for it. For the dealer, it was a no-win deal either way. If he lost, he would be out his legal fees and have to resell the car in a now-depressed market. If he won, he would still be out his legal fees. That made it cheaper to take the car back and resell it, even at a loss. The dealer knew that the litigation made no economic sense for the buyer, but worried that he might be angry or stubborn enough to pull the trigger. The buyer felt exactly the same way about the dealer's situation. The lawyers knew that there were only two outcomes here—either one party would have to back down completely and lose face, or the situation was going to get very ugly very quickly. The lawyers explained to both parties that this was their best opportunity to settle, as once a lawsuit was filed, they would each be many thousands of dollars down the litigation road before another settlement opportunity came along. The dealer offered $6,500, the buyer countered at $20,000, and a deal was struck at $11,000. Lessons to learn The dealer made three mistakes: He did exaggerate—at least a little—about the car in the ad. He made a deal with a buyer he thought was a nut. And, finally, he failed to get a tight, as-is, no-representations contract signed as part of the deal. He insists he won't make either mistake again. The buyer's mistakes sound a louder alarm for all of us in the collector car hobby. It's crazy, it doesn't make sense, but it's today's reality that collector car buyers have succumbed to the mystique of the Internet. They now believe—in increasing numbers—that they can buy a car from a long distance away without ever seeing it themselves or having it inspected, and when the car arrives in their garage and it doesn't meet the image they created in their minds, they can return it for a full refund, just like their sale pants at Nordstrom's. Of course, that's an amazingly crazy thing for a buyer to do, and none of us should buy a car that way unless we are willing to lose all our money (pay attention, Publisher Martin). But this is also a pretty scary reality for sellers. Most of us are old enough to remember when we didn't have an Internet, and cars were sold through classified newspaper ads. Back then, it didn't matter much what the seller said about the car, as all the ad really did was get the buyer to come look at the car. But that is not the case today. Once you publish your ad on the Internet, you have to realize that prospective buyers are going to focus on every positive word you write, downplay every negative word, and imagine the best possible meaning to everything. They aren't going to notice the things you don't mention. And your pictures, in their miserable, low-resolution glory, are all going to make the car look beautiful. “Legal Files” really hates to say this, as it speaks so badly about where we have come, but if you are going to sell your car to someone a long distance away who doesn't come to see it personally, you really have only two good alternatives: Invest the money in a skilled attorney to draft a very tight sales contract for you—or just say no. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney.

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Collecting Thoughts Bringing derelict cars back to life Are These Heaps of Parts Worth Reviving? The fantasy of turning a bargain bin of parts into a valuable car can put an ambitious owner upside down very quickly By Miles Collier 1926 Bugatti Type 38 D uring winter's long nights, collectors' thoughts often turn to the workshop—and projects. Three such opportunities for the free rein of imagination—or the application of manual skills—were recently offered to the market. These diversions, by virtue of their challenging nature, afford readers the opportunity to consider the complexities involved in resurrecting “derelict projects,” those low-acquisition-price deals that are offset by the substantial effort required to create a finished, running automobile. The siren song with which such projects beguile us is generally the appeal to our amour propre: We have the skills to salvage this fine old machine. They also appeal to our cupidity, as we dream of owning an immaculate collector car for a mere fraction of its market value. Both of these fantasies can prove to be much more difficult to achieve in reality than when we were sitting in the auction room, hand raised in hopeful expectation. The three projects are: Courtesy of H&H Auctioneers, an unknown veteran dubbed “Pandora,” circa 1900, missing its chassis. The project sold at the October 1, 2010, Buxton sale for $3,137, including buyer's premium. Second is a disassembled 3.5-horsepower De Dion- Bouton, also circa 1900, without its original “vis a vis” body, but otherwise complete. This project sold for $127,387 at the Bonhams' New Bond Street sale on November 5, 2010 Finally, another Bonhams' offering is a 1926 Bugatti Type 38 in derelict condition, missing its engine and most of its coachwork. This project sold on November 13, 2010, in Sydney, Australia, for $109,410 with commissions. 32 Do we climb these mountains? Let's consider some general precepts that govern the economics of major projects, involving as they do the re-creation or sourcing of one or more major components. First, we should ask ourselves whether or not the car is sufficiently important, interesting or rare to justify our efforts. The “Edmund Hillaryesque” apercu as to why a man would climb a mountain, “Because it's there,” may motivate some to spend the countless hours required to resuscitate a wholly insignificant car, but with that case, we enter into the area of deep personal subjectivity that by its nature lies outside the scope of this column. However, if we apply the “economically worthwhile” assessment to our three heir- looms, a continuum emerges that ranges from an unidentified curio from the dawn of motoring; to the De Dion, a well-known, historically important French pioneer built in quantity; and finally to the Bugatti Type 38, a mediocre model from a top-flight marque. An adventure into the unknown The unknown make project—Pandora—speaks for itself. Without any ability to tie this hulk to some historic identity, the restorer has nothing to work with, and at the end of the day, can produce no more than a nicely executed pastiche of an early automobile. Without identity, the result can only be a fantasy car “in the style of....” While amusing as a Fourth of July parade vehicle, its finished value will be solely founded in its “fun value” and the quality of its re-creation. Early car enthusiasts tend to be highly knowledgeable and passionate about their interest. As a generic “old car,” Pandora offers no interest to this group. Primitive veterans are not user-friendly and Pandora offers equally scant user value to the uninitiated. Assuming the car wasn't bought to get the body and whatever bits might be recycled into a more valuable project, there is virtually no chance that this project could ever repay its monetary costs. A worthy patient The De Dion-Bouton is more hopeful. Based on Bouton's revolutionary, high speed, single-cylinder engine that operated at an incredible 2,000 rpm, the De Dion engine became a popular prime mover for many manufacturers throughout the world in the early motor industry. The De Dion tricycles and subsequent cars achieved considerable success in the infant motor industry, being produced in considerable quantities Sports Car Market

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and coachwork styles, the most iconic and earliest being the inward facing 4-seater version called a “vis a vis.” Aside from the virtues of its admirable engine, pneumatic tires, wire wheels and the eponymous De Dion rear axle were important features that distinguish these historically significant vehicles. And therein lays the problem: There's an excellent supply of “no stories” examples available on the market. Eligible for Londonto-Brighton—a major value factor among veteran cars—De Dions are a modestly priced entry to this premiere veteran car event. The $60k to $80k price of a decent De Dion puts an upper limit on the completed value of this project. The biggest impediment our buyer faces is the lack of an original body. While not fatal, given the supply of better cars, a replica re-body will sell as an inferior example. Clearly, the saving grace would be if the buyer knew of an appropriate De Dion “vis a vis” body. If a new body has to be re-created, however, the restorer will want to copy the original and proper coachwork as accurately as possible. But do not be fooled; while period bodies are quite simple, achieving a really accurate result will involve much more effort, hours and “feel” than might be anticipated. There is the need for period-correct fasteners, brackets and the whole spectrum of small components that individually appear simple enough, but in their full, required proliferation, can be fraught with effort and expense. Further, while the engine is billed as complete and overhauled, it will require a Circa 1900 De Dion-Bouton vis a vis complete inspection at the least. The wheels need complete rebuilds, and so on. Even the drive chain, if not useable, will require replication. Luckily, given the ubiquity of the car, a vintage chain maker should already have the tooling. In sum, the De Dion represents a fighting chance to produce a car, which while likely not a financial success given the $25,000 spread to work with, could be a viable project to an end user—provided the buyer were capable of doing much of the work himself. A Bug upside down and struggling The Bugatti Type 38 was the 2-liter, 8-cylinder progenitor of extremely desirable cars. While it shared the architecture of such famous and heroic models as the Type 35 and Type 43, the Type 38 was itself an unlamented model that survived in the Bugatti line-up for only two years and 380 or so examples. The engine's overstressed crankshaft, despite yielding a mere 100 horsepower, and a long, 3.1-meter wheelbase that made for heavy coachwork, resulted in a relatively unloved model. In attempting to remedy the Type 38's performance deficits, Bugatti built roughly 50 140-horsepower supercharged Type 38As, which promptly became infamous for their lack of reliability. The new owner also has a significant story to overcome. What value exists in less-desirable models such as this lies in having a correct—and pristine—example, which this car is not. It does benefit from having had open, four-place coachwork, which was the best body style offered in the period. With care and sensitivity, an appealing, lightweight replica body could be fashioned. The engine is more problematic. The replacement of the original by a Chevrolet engine was undoubtedly due to the destruction of the fragile original Bugatti unit. It is doubtful, therefore, that the original engine will ever come to light. The question then arises as to a replacement. Possibly a Type 38 engine could be sourced. More likely would be the decision to incorporate a modern replica Type 35 Bugatti engine, as a number of suppliers manufacture complete units. While it would be unauthentic, a re-engine with a powerful, reliable, and very similar 2-liter unit offers an effective solution. Supercharging would be a plus in this case. Granted, the resultant product would now be a hot rod, but one with a lot of appeal, approaching the justifiably famous Type 43 open four-seater, which was the sports car version of the racing Type 35. At $109,410 paid, this project doesn't have a lot of financial headroom. Essentially, this project's viability boils down to the cost of a new or used, replica or original, Bugatti engine, and the cost of fabricating a suitable body. Additionally, of course, lurk all the normal and cus- tomary expenses associated with resuscitating a semiderelict Bugatti chassis. Such work is not inexpensive, unless done by the owner. Luckily, there is an excellent supply of replica Bugatti parts, although they don't come cheaply. The buyer has bought a project that will turn him upside down (assuming he's not already sitting on a suitable Bugatti engine which inspired him to buy the project in the first place). Still, with care—and a lot of sweat equity—this project could yield a rather enjoyable hot rod Bugatti that would be welcome at most tours and events. So, while none of the projects make financial sense, Unkown veteran project dubbed “Pandora,”circa 1900 March 2011 their viability increases with the skill set of the buyer— and the number of possibilities for enjoyment the finished product affords. At the end of the day, enjoyment, not profit, is the only reason to take on the resurrection of commonly available cars. ♦ 33

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Ferrari Profile 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato This car will always be “one of the million-dollar Zagatos,” despite being bought for a bargain price this time around By Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: “Zero Project” Zagato GTZs were produced from 2006-2010 Number produced: 6 coupes and 3 Barchettas Original list price: The value of the donor cars ranged from $175,000-$275,000, and the Zagato conversion started at $850,000 SCM Valuation: $600,000-$800,000 Tune-up cost: $6,500 Distributor cap: N/A, individual coils Chassis #: On the frame rail on the passenger's side of engine compartment Engine #: Passenger's side of engine in front, where head meets block Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 2002 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato, 2006 Ferrari 575 GT Zagato, Pininfarina Enzo-based P3/4 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps (550s) Coachwork by Zagato Atelier Zagato chassis number: N9 Ferrari chassis number: ZFFZR52C000124138 (550 Barchetta 160/448) T he recent completion of the three Ferrari 550 GTZ Barchetta Zagato sports cars bodied by Carrozzeria Zagato has successfully concluded the so-called “Zero Project,” which commenced in 2005 with the re-bodying of six Ferrari 575 GTs. The “Zero Project” was instigated when Zagato received a request from Yoshiyuki Hayashi, a famous Japanese collector of historically significant automobiles. In the tradition of the gentlemen connoisseurs whose commissions inspired Italian coachbuilders in the 1950s and 1960s, Yoshiyuki Hayashi asked Zagato if it would be possible to create a special body for his Ferrari 575M, in the style of the famous 250 GTZ Berlinetta of 1956. When Zagato received this request, it informed Ferrari of the project, which was considered an ideal opportunity to celebrate that model's 50th anniversary, and then created a car that harked back to the 250 GTZ, built around the Ferrari 575. The new 575 GTZ featured the Ferrari prancing horse on its bonnet and the ‘Z' of Zagato on its side—a uniquely Italian expression of sporting style linking two of the world's most famous marques. The Ferrari 575 GTZ appeared on the Annuario Ferrari, confirming Maranello's wholehearted support for the project, and it was not long before other wealthy collectors began enquiring about the possibility of obtaining one of their own. Five more were completed, making six in total, each to its owner's individual requirements. 34 During the development of the 575 GTZ, Zagato also evaluated with Ferrari the possibility of designing an open version. In order to avoid having to cut up a 575 Coupe, Zagato instead chose to work with the 550 Barchetta, which had been designed as an open car from the start and thus possessed the appropriate structural stiffness and met the required safety standards. Commissioned by the current, titled owner in con- sultation with Zagato, the right-hand-drive Barchetta Zagato “N9” offered here is the last of the series. “N9” was completed and returned to the U.K. in August 2010. The current mileage total stands at 910. The accompanying history file includes a Certificate of Authenticity from Zagato, invoices for Zagato's work, and a photographic record of same. Following the “Zero Project” initiative, Ferrari ap- pointed Zagato as one of the official coachbuilders for its “One to One” program. The new 599 Model to be designed in Milan and built at Maranello will be the next milestone in the collaboration. Clients interested in starting a new Ferrari/Zagato initiative will now be directed to Maranello, where future Zagato-designed Ferraris will be built. Zagato has confirmed that no more 550 GTZs will be made, making this the last series of special-bodied Ferraris to be built by the Carrozzeria. “N9” is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of these unique cars. 2001 Ferrari 550 F133 Experimental LWB Lot 226, s/n 143658 Condition 1 Sold at $222,750 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/20/07 SCM# 45301 Sports Car Market 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Lot 8, s/n 124242 Condition 1 Not sold at $146,337 Bonhams, Reims, FRA, 9/11/10 SCM# 166025 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Lot 205, s/n ZFFZR52B00012454 Condition 1 Sold at $173,938 RM Auctions, Maranello, ITA, 5/17/09 SCM# 120492 Photos: Copyright © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.

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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 553, sold for $552,177, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' Brooklands auction on December 6, 2010. Ugo Zagato was polishing his skills as a metallur- gist, coachbuilder and designer when World War I interrupted his life. Instead of being drafted, he was assigned to an aircraft design and manufacturing facility. After the war, Ugo took his experience and opened a namesake business for building and repairing automobile and aircraft bodies. The aircraft business taught him the value and techniques of lightweight design and construction. Ugo used the knowledge to construct lighter-weight automobile bodies, and his innovative designs were soon found on the chassis of the most elite manufacturers in Europe. Elio Zagato earned a doctorate degree before join- ing his father's firm. An accomplished race driver, Elio used his experience to fine-tune the aerodynamics of the firm's designs, and he is responsible for developing the coupe profile that is synonymous with the Zagato name. The influence of the Zagato firm cannot be under- stated. Cars with the Lightning Z emblem are top contenders at all of the world's most prestigious concours. Zagato-bodied cars are prevalent on the list of the most valuable cars ever produced. Zagato-bodied Aston Martins, Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Lancias are among the most valuable cars ever produced by these firms. The 1980s were not good to the coachbuilding busi- ness, and by the early 1990s, Zagato was on the ropes. By the 1990s, reorganization was necessary. Enter Andrea Zagato, with an honors degree in commerce and a keen interest in automobile design and marketing. Andrea reinvented the company as the SZ Design house and went to work renewing ties with the firms with which his family had traditionally done business over the years. The results have been the Ferrari GTZ project, a sig- nificant project with Aston Martin and design exercises with Spyker, Bentley, Lancia, and Lamborghini. Why didn't the car sell for more? Our subject car is number nine of a series of nine bespoke Ferrari GTZs produced by the legendary coachbuilder. The styling is a tribute to—and an update of—a famous Zagato profile that graced several of the most valuable automobiles ever built. The owners of these nine cars are among the world's great car collectors. The project was authorized by Ferrari and the cars are recognized by Ferrari. The cars have all the attributes of the great cars of automobile history—except for a racing history—so why did the owner take a shellacking at this auction? While it's true that important collectors bought the other eight cars, a car dealer owned our subject car. Even though that dealer is the principal of a significant enterprise, he is still an “everything's for sale for the right price” car dealer. It doesn't matter if the dealer never intended to sell the car, the perception that the car is available on the retail market kills part of the essential cachet of an exclusive car. Another problem was the sale venue. While an auction may be the best place to get top dollar for many items, if the right buyers are not in the room when a car crosses the block, its full value may not be realized. The limited appeal of the right-hand-drive configuration was another hurdle for the sale. Perhaps most importantly, the open-top Barchetta simply doesn't look as good as the coupe, and it doesn't have the historical significance of a Zagato coupe. The coupe version of the GTZ is very different from the Barchetta, and it is a very attractive car. The sale netted the seller roughly $480,000, which means the sales price was more than $550,000 less than the as-delivered cost of the car. Under normal circumstances, many consignors would have passed on the sale. It is my understanding that the seller was reorganizing his business, and money from the sale was needed to accomplish the reorganization. It appears there were not two people in the room to fight over the car, so someone got away with a steal of a price. I don't think there will be another of the GTZs on the market anytime soon. If one does hit the market, I suspect it will be a very discreet sale for a lot more money. The car will always be one of the “million-dollar Zagatos,” despite being bought for much less. The new owner is flying in a private jet for the price of a coach ticket. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Seat Time Terry Sullivan, Los Angeles, CA: I picked up my 2000 550 Maranello in October 2010 from Ferrari Beverly Hills. I had been looking around for a while, and when I saw it on the showroom floor, I couldn't resist. At the time, the car had about 6,500 miles and had been a one-owner, Southern California vehicle, which was sold when new by the same dealership. Throughout the years, services have been performed only at the selling dealership and documentation is complete and tight. So far, I have put about 500 miles on the car. She's all stock except for the Tubi exhaust that was installed by the dealer upon delivery in 2000. Sounds absolutely wonderful. In addition to standard equipment, the car is fitted with the following factory-fitted options: Fiorano Handling Package, quilted headliner, quilted rear shelf and Daytona Seats. I traded out of a Porsche GT3 which was more nimble. However, the reality is that after all my driving experiences over the years, I frankly now prefer to sound very fast—not go very fast. I really love the exhaust note and the gated 6-speed manual is truly a delight. The cabin is very comfortable, everything works and it retains that new car smell. This car is unabashedly a garage queen, but don't tell me I'm not having fun! March 2011 35

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Ferrari Profile The Cumberford Perspective This Ferrari looks fake, but it is real. Pity By Robert Cumberford 92 years, but never really made the big time as a design house, nor much influenced production cars, apart from its iconic doublebubble GT roof, last adopted by Mazda and Corvette. Its most admired models, C the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 roadsters and Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato coupes, were made in quite small numbers, like this three-off Ferrari 550 Barchetta that somehow looks not quite right. It looks more like a badly customized Corvette than an Italian thoroughbred with impeccable provenance. As compared to Touring, Pininfarina, Scaglietti or Bertone Ferraris, this car ill-proportioned: is desperately the windshield is too low, the rollover protection too high, and the rear fenders are bloated and overly tall. Awkward surface development spoils the otherwise simple front end, especially where an elegant, sharp fender peak line compels distorted areas to integrate round inlets that have no good visual reason to exist. Irregular pentagonal openings surrounding the four exhaust pipes engender still more clumsy joining planes, which is very di Zagato's sta times created pure beauty along with light weigh performance. A produced bodies w charm, but alw technical level t enabled the co to live such a lon The interior of A t rari Profile The Cumberford Perspective This Ferrari looks fake, but it is real. Pity By Robert Cumberford 92 years, but never really made the big time as a design house, nor much influenced production cars, apart from its iconic double- bubble GT roof, last adopted by Mazda and Corvette. Its most admired models, C the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 road- sters and Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato coupes, were made in quite small numbers, like this three-off Ferrari 550 Barchetta that somehow looks not quite right. It looks more like a badly customized Corvette than an Italian thoroughbred with impec- cable provenance. As compared to Touring, Pininfarina, Scaglietti or Bertone Ferraris, this car ill-proportioned: is desperately the windshield is too low, the rollover protec- tion too high, and the rear fend- ers are bloated and overly tall. Awkward surface development spoils the otherwise simple front end, especially where an elegant, sharp fender peak line compels distorted areas to integrate round inlets that have no good visual reason to exist. Irregular pen- tagonal openings surrounding the four exhaust pipes engender still more clumsy joining planes, which is very di Zagato's sta times created pure beauty along with light weigh performance. A produced bodies w charm, but alw technical level t enabled the co to live such a lon The interior of A t car car is attractive seems faultles execution, as ar sheet metal sur but the ensem just too clumsy a elegant to be ir a desirable. Which we expect of all F F 9 36 Sports Car Market arrozzeria Zagato, last of the great Milanese carrozzerieri, has done excellent work for 6 1 5 4 3 FRONT 3/4 VIEW Hood scoop is a retro touch, 1 not bad, nicely integrated, but one is obliged to ask, why? 2 Guppy-mouth air intake at the extreme front is vulnerable, not particularly elegant. 3 And it induces these wiggly reflections as the round surfaces transition to the flatter fender sides. 4 This hard line, with indented surface and vent below, does not seem to have any specific visual or technical function. 7 8 10 5 Hard separation line com- pletely dissociates the puffy, oversized rear fender from the flowing side of the body. 6 The blister-like rear fender doesn't seems to have any rational reason for being, although it does allow a more spacious trunk than one saw in earlier Ferrari cabriolets. Was it worth it? REAR 3/4 VIEW The chopped windshield looks 7 especially odd because of the tall seat backs and the even-taller rollover protection. 2 8 These bars will no doubt allow even a crash-helmeted head adequate clearance. But who would wear a helmet in this swan-alongthe-beach open car? And what would a top that could cover these excrescences look like? 9 The attempt to integrate the exhaust pipes into a harmonious composition founders on the difficulty of managing the surfaces. 10 Both the faired-in taillights and the bulging trunk lid recall 195859 Corvettes, hardly a proper visual reference for a Ferrari V12 chassis.

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan A Princely Collection of Rotting Cars The air conditioning was off, but the tropical sun was not, so the Ferraris and McLaren F1s sat and cooked country, Brunei has no alcohol, virtually no nightlife and hence no tourists. A maximum-security prison for cars I was picked up by an ex-New Zealand special forces (SAS) officer working as a bodyguard for the Brunei Royal Family. The car collection was a few kilometers down the coast and housed in a large compound surrounded by a high wall topped with razor wire and with a “bomb-proof” front gate. Once inside, we had to turn in our cameras and passports and stay with our guide, as armed Gurkhas with very serious German shepherds patrolled the compound. We first went through eight two-story Prince Jefri's 550 Spider at Monaco I magine seeing hundreds of high-end Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens— many with hardly any miles on the odometer—rotting away in tropical heat and humidity. While much has been written of the Sultan of Brunei's car collection—and there are no lack of spy photos of the collection on the Internet—the estimated 2,500 cars are actually not the Sultan's. They were the property of Prince Jefri, the Sultan's third brother. As the Minister of Finance for Brunei (until 1997) Prince Jefri controlled the revenue from oil and gas through the BAI or Brunei Investment Authority and a network of companies under the name Amadeo. The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis depressed oil prices and triggered a financial crisis in Brunei. The Sultan had Arthur Andersen audit the BIA books, which showed that between 1983 and mid-1998 some $40 billion in “special transfers” were made by the BIA, and that Prince Jefri had personally squandered $14.8 billion. In July 1998, Prince Jefri's Amadeo investment group collapsed under $10 billion in debt. In 2000, Prince Jefri settled with the government of Brunei and began to return as- sets—including more than 500 properties in Brunei and abroad, more than 2,000 cars, 100 paintings, five yachts, and nine world-class aircraft. According to court documents, the Prince spent $78 million at Pininfarina SpA for coachbuilt RHD Ferraris, $475 million at Rolls-Royce and $900 million at British jeweler Asprey. Will fly to buy In early 2002, I was offered a package of 13 very special Ferraris and McLaren F1s from the collection by a Brunei importer. After the usual negotiations, I agreed to buy two McLarens, a Ferraro F40 LM and a 288 GTO Evoluzione for clients, with an option to buy another 16 McLarens and Ferraris. In May 2002, I flew to Brunei and stayed at the Empire Hotel. Commissioned by Prince Jefri and built at a cost of $1.1 billion, the Empire Hotel is beyond opulent. The Empire was built to hold over 1,000 guests, but I never saw more than a dozen people anywhere in the hotel at any time. I also visited the Jerudong Park, the largest and most expensive amusement park in Southeast Asia, which was also commissioned by Prince Jefri for a modest $1 billion. Like the Empire hotel, it was empty. A strict Muslim 38 buildings—each about 400 feet long by 110 feet wide—with each level holding about 120 cars. Each level had a semblance of a theme, with the first building filled with Porsches from 959s up to cars from the late 1990s. Another floor held mainly blackon-black 1996-97 Mercedes-Benz 500 sedans. Another building held coachbuilt Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Aston Martins. Another building held mainly 1990s model Ferraris, including a few dozen 456s and 550s. Several 550s were fitted with experimental XTRAC automatic gearboxes. About a half a dozen were coated in radar-absorbent, matt-black coatings and fitted with infrared cameras for night driving, which is high-tech stuff for the late 1990s. Ferraris and McLaren F1s cooking into goo Another lower floor held rows of RHD Testarossas, 512 TRs and 512Ms. Another building contained mainly coachbuilt Ferraris with four 456 four-doors, four 456 Venice Cabriolets, more 456 Venice station wagons, five FXs, a pair of Mythos and an incredibly ugly one-off called an F90. The token Enzo-era Ferrari was a RHD 275 GTS, s/n 7795. Between the eight large buildings was a glass walled showroom with three McLaren F1s, a 288 GTO Evo, an F50 and an F40 LM. The F40 LM was black with a black leather interior, red piping, air conditioning, and power windows. As in the other buildings, the air conditioning was off, so the showroom had become a very efficient greenhouse, and the cars were cooking away. Underneath this building was a windowless theatre filled with rows of RHD F40s, 288 GTOs and other exotics. A reef's worth of derelict Mercedes At the back of the compound were two long, two- story buildings about fifty feet apart. A corrugated tin Sports Car Market Photo: Michael Sheehan

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SCM Digital Bonus A single-story building held 60 or so truly unique cars, most in a very bright yellow—including a row of four-wheel-drive Bentley Station wagons and a dozen late-model Lamborghinis. A few non-yellow cars, such as a black 456 Venice wagon with mirrored side windows were also in this building. A side room was filled with high-end motorcycles, while another room was filled with hundreds of empty Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe watch presentation boxes. Behind one of the buildings was a row of “lesser” cars, in- 1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale roof between them offered some protection from the blistering sun—but not from the rain. Under the shade were another 300 or so 1995-97 500 SELs and SLs, all black/black, many with the windows down, all rotting into oblivion. Many were AMG specials with wood or carbon fiber trimmed interiors, big motors, etc. We soon called this group as “the reef” as turning them into an artificial ocean reef was probably their best use. As an example, a 1997ish Rolls-Royce convertible was near the Mercedes-Benz fleet, but it was under a real roof and better protected. The roof notwithstanding, the Rolls had gotten so hot with the windows up that the steering wheel's foam padding had melted into a puddle on the driver's seat and the leather wrap hung from the barren steel rim like a used condom. The entire interior had “gone off” with mold in the heat and humidity and the interior was a fuzzy gray! cluding the collection's token Corvette—all destroyed by the sun and rain. The mechanics had left in 1998, and nothing was in drivable condition. What had once been the planet's largest collection of coachbuilt and high-end exotics was now a vast automotive tomb, patrolled only by a few Gurkhas with dogs. Poster children for a study in deferred maintenance When I totaled things up, there were less than 100 Ferraris, and only a few hundred cars in total were commercially viable. All had minimal mileage—but all were also poster children for deferred maintenance. The lesser cars were beyond saving. None had been started in five years. Our offer was cheerfully accepted by the importer who offered the cars, but none of them came with any service records. Even worse, none had titles and getting a bill of sale or export documents was almost impossible, as the mid-level bureaucrats were paralyzed by indecision or the fear of making a political mistake and issuing export paperwork. While my trip to Brunei was an amazing cultural and automotive experience, we were never able to get a car out of the collection. Eight more years in a steamy tropical rain forest has certainly not helped any of these cars. The local officials have no to plans to save or to sell the collection, and the cost to turn it into a tourist attraction would be staggering. Over the last eight years less than a dozen significant cars have left, most as gifts to well-connected expats. Another few hundred pedestrian Mercedes-Benzes have been given to Brunei locals, but the bulk of the collection is still there and will die there, rotting into oblivion. ♦ March 2011 39 Photo: Automotoportal.com

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English Profile 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster The few alloy-bodied cars were essentially prototypes sold to raise desperately needed foreign currency for the factory design team by Gary Anderson Details Years produced: Alloy body 1949-1950; standard body 1951-1954 Number produced: Alloy body: 240; standard body: 7,391 Original list price: Alloy body: $4,020 (1948); standard body: $3,350 (1951) SCM Valuation: $185,000-$285,000 Tune-up cost: $650 Distributor cap: $44.95 Chassis #: Data plate on firewall Engine #: Right side of engine block Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America, c/o Deannie Kennedy, 5196 Youngfield Court, Arvada, CO 80002 More: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1953-63 AC Ace Roadster, 1950-53 Aston Martin DB2 DHC SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 660017 Engine number: W1038-7 D uring the difficult period after World War II, Jaguar Cars became the United Kingdom's biggest U.S.-dollar earner, thanks in no small measure to the success of its XK120 sports car. Ironically, the XK120's creation had only come about because delays in developing the Mk VII saloon had forced William Lyons to find an alternative method of bringing the new XK 6-cylinder engine to public attention. Conceived and constructed in a few months, the XK120 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show, where the radical lines, potential performance, and bargain price of the roadster were the sensation of the show. Lyons only intended to produce 200 units of the XK120, so the resulting demand for what was then the world's fastest production car took Jaguar by surprise. It was immediately obvious that the ash-framed alloy coachwork—hand built in the best vintage tradition— would have to go and the XK120 was re-engineered in steel after 240 cars had been completed. Its stunning appearance notwithstanding, the XK120 was conventional enough beneath the skin. Lyons shortened and narrowed the frame from the Mk V saloon, with its wishbones and torsion bars, independent front suspension, a live rear axle, and drum brakes all around. Lyons himself designed the body, one of the most beautiful shapes ever to grace an automobile. It was coachbuilt, aluminum sheet over ash framing, because that was the quickest way to create the low-volume car. The car's heart was, of course, the fabulous XK engine. Conceived, according to the mythology, by William Lyons and his engineers during the long nighttime fire watches at the Coventry Works, and intended for Jaguar's post-war saloon, the 3.4-liter six embodied 40 the best of modern design. The engine boasted twin overhead camshafts running in an aluminum-alloy cylinder head, seven main bearings, and a maximum output of 160 horsepower. When installed in the lightweight XK120, the result was a car with a phenomenal powerto-weight ratio, easily capable—even in street trim—of making the eponymous 120 mph. The 17th right-hand-drive XK120 to leave the fac- tory, “660017” was completed in cream livery with two-tone biscuit and cream upholstery. Terry McGrath and John Elmgreen, in their definitive book, The Jaguar XK120 in the Southern Hemisphere, confirm the car was dispatched to Brylaws of Sydney on December 7, 1949 on the “Willesden” and was first sold to Roland Desborough Bright of Edgecliff, New South Wales, on February 16, 1950. The car was owned and raced by Paul Roberts of Wollongong in 1953. Around this period it was fitted with some C-type parts—including the cylinder head, sand-cast SU carburetors and exhaust manifold—from “XKC037,” the ex-Frank Gardner car. Sold to Les and Col Merrick by 1965, the car changed hands several times in the late 1960s, passing via Rowley Motors to Robert Kennedy of Sydney, then to Dave Handyside of Richmond Royal Australian Air Force Base, and finally to Simon Atkinson in Paddington, NSW. By the 1970s, the old warhorse had begun a new career in historic racing, first raced by Bryan Allart of Double Bay, then by the late Hon. John Dawson-Damer. Contemporary photographs of the Jaguar depict it looking a little worse for wear and driven hard by DawsonDamer. Following some damage sustained at Amaroo Park in 1979, the car was retired from competition and 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Lot S657, s/n 670170 Condition 2+ Sold at $214,500 Russo and Steele, Hollywood, FL, 3/27/08 SCM# 116165 Sports Car Market 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Lot 576, s/n 670155 Condition 2 Sold at $264,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/15/09 SCM# 142090 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Lot 461, s/n 660053 Condition 3 Sold at $225,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117529 Photos: Copyright © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.

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SCM Digital Bonus treated to a thorough restoration and refinishing in the original color scheme. Most of the period modifications were left intact, including the louvers in the bonnet and wings, two-inch carburetors, hotter cams and closeratio Moss gearbox. Dawson-Damer lost his life in tragic circumstances at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2000 in his beloved Lotus F1 car, but the Jaguar has remained with the family ever since. Presented in first-class condition today, 660017 is one of the few alloy-bodied XK120 roadsters to remain in Australia. Enjoying single-family ownership for the last 33 years, possessing period race history and eligible for many of the greatest events, including the Goodwood Revival, this car is without doubt one of the more significant Jaguars to come on the market in recent years. In its current condition, 660017 would be equally at home on the concours lawn or on the racetrack, where it should prove one of the faster XKs. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 263, sold for $246,966, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' Sydney, AUS, auction on November 13, 2010. Provenance is a wonderful word, as pleasant to say as it is important to consider in classic car valuations. Normally, it is simply proof that the previous owners of the automobile are all known, so there is no question of the car's ownership and identity. In the case of 660017, provenance may be the most important aspect of this car. This isn't so much because it affects the value of the car—the price paid was squarely in the middle of the value range. It isn't even so much that the provenance justifies the modifications on this car, including those non-standard louvers in the bonnet and wings, and the non-standard performance parts on the engine. No, in the case of this lovely, cream-colored XK120, the car's provenance en- capsulates in tangible form significant aspects of the development and use of highperformance automobiles in Australia. We can think, of course, about the significance of the few alloy-bodied XK120s, which were essentially prototypes intended to garner desperately needed foreign currency that Jaguar used to fund development of its mainstream automobiles in the war-deprived economy of England in 1949 and 1950. But this is a right-hand-drive alloy-bodied car, one of only 54 RHD models built, as the XK120 was not intended to be sold in the United Kingdom. Instead, this car was shipped to Australia, a small but fertile market for highperformance cars. The car would remain in Australia through its entire first lifetime, and it would be actively and aggressively used in competition. Modifications add to provenance Even the modifications tell their own story. The head and carburetors were from one of the fabled Jaguar C-types, but not just any C-type. They were taken from the C-type of Frank Gardner, who is a folk hero in Australian motorsports, which indicates that this car was in the thick of the fray at the peak of its competitive life. Finally, this XK120 might be considered a monu- ment of sorts to its last pilot, the Hon. John DawsonDamer, who is most well-known for his leadership in the Australian historic motorsports movement, chairman of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and a member of the historic section of the FIA. Although Dawson-Damer's name may not be known to many people outside Australia, thousands of people who attend the Goodwood Festival of Speed will remember his tragic death in 2000, one of only two deaths that have ever happened during the Festival. Right at the finish of the hill climb, Dawson-Damer lost control of his four-wheel-drive Lotus 63 and crashed into the finish line gantry, killing himself and one of the marshals. Sometimes an historic automobile repre- sents only an opportunity for further use by providing its owners with access to acclaimed events. In this case, XK120 660017 is an important artifact of Australian motorsports and we hope that it will continue to be used publicly—but carefully—in a manner appropriate to the memories wrapped up in its alloy panels. This was a fine deal for both the buyer and the seller, as the former got a properly-sized bundle of cash, and the latter a fully-documented, usable piece of motoring history. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2011 41

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 “Periscopo” The restorers did not go overboard. They even left a few weld dimples in the door shuts to retain an original bit of character by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1974-1976 Number produced: 150 Original list price: $52,000 Tune-up cost: $2,000-$3,000 SCM Valuation: $300,000-$400,000 Chassis #: Stamped on trailing edge frame in the engine bay and on an ID plate next to the coils Engine #: Between cylinder heads Club: Lamborghini Club America, P.O. Box 649, Orinda, CA 94563 www. lamborghiniclubamerica.com More: www.countach.ch and www. lambocars.com Alternatives: 1968 Ford GT40 MkIII, 1973-76 Ferrari 365BB, 1978-1980 BMW M1 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps T he future of the modern Automobili Lamborghini was revealed at the 1971 Geneva Auto Show with the first public display of the new Countach, believed to be so named after a loosely translated and rather risqué Piedmontese expression of utter disbelief. Outrageous and seemingly otherworldly even by today's standards, the car's dramatic styling with its trademark scissor doors and low, angular, wedge-shaped body left all onlookers speechless. The show car was designated the LP500, for Longitudinale Posteriore 5 Litri, or longitudinal-rear five liters, with a mid-mounted engine located in front of the rear axle, while the gearbox was mounted in front and positioned between the two seats. Cleverly, the final drive passed back through the engine sump, under the crankshaft, to the differential. As a result, the engine was raised, necessitating the installation of side-draft Weber carburetors to maintain a relatively low rear-deck profile. The Countach was shorter in both wheelbase and overall length than its predecessor. However, since the stunning design of the Countach provided virtually no rearward visibility, a periscope-type rear-view mirror was added, lending the name “Periscopo” to the initial Countach series. Unfortunately, just one LP500 was built, and it was ultimately destroyed at England's Motor Industry Research Association facility during crash testing. The production car, designated the LP400 in recog- nition of its somewhat downsized yet ever-potent 4-liter V12 powerplant, was presented for public viewing at the 1973 Geneva Motor Show. To reduce the prior LP500's tendency to overheat, production cars incorporated additional air boxes to feed cooler air to the relocated radiators, while NACA air ducts were added to the sides 42 of the car to further aid cooling. Other notable changes marked the LP400, including the addition of a pair of small side windows, a revised taillight design and the use of Stewart-Warner instruments. A Fichtel & Sachs aluminum clutch, as used in the mighty Porsche 917 race cars, plus a pair of six-plug Marelli distributors, were specified for the LP400 as well, rounding out the development of the production Countach. Just 150 LP400s were built before the introduction of the LP400S in 1978 and the car offered here is the 15th car built, the first right-hand-drive example, and has had just five owners from new. The second English owner exported 1120026 to Florida's Palm Beach in the early 1980s, where it was seen still retaining its British registration number HPP 5. It returned to the U.K. in 1987, this time registered JYP 43N. Extremely rare when new and even more so today in such wonderfully correct and carefully maintained condition, this 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 represents the clean, initial version of the definitive Italian supercar. It is most certainly the most outrageous automotive design statement of the 1970s and 1980s. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 173, sold for $306,250 at RM Auctions' Automobiles of London sale on October 27, 2010. These early Lamborghini Countach cars are very different than their later brethren, any number of which are on the market in the U.K. for between $110k and $160k. Uncluttered with spoilers, strakes, flares and wings and other addenda that served to increase drag and reduce top speed, the original slash-cut profile of the rear wheelarches remains boldly visible—as Marcello Gandini intended. Whatever the age or model, though, vision rearward 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopo Lot 161, s/n 1120286 Condition 2+ Sold at $396,000 Gooding & Co, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117594 Sports Car Market 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Lot 23, s/n 1120154 Condition 2 Sold at $330,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/10 SCM# 160003 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopo Lot S651, s/n 1120162 Condition 1- Sold for $363,000 Russo & Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/14/08 SCM# 117507 Photos: Tim Scott/Fluid Images ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus of the Countach's door pillars is virtually nil, and, although it's a cliché, it really is easier to open the door and sit on the wide sill to back one up. Riding a Countach sidesaddle will get you looks, but if you're sensitive to this kind of thing you shouldn't be bidding on one. Originally orange and then red, this car was repainted yellow and retrimmed sometime after 2006—long after its return to the U.K. The next owner decided that, even with its low mileage, it wasn't up to scratch mechanically, so it was sent off for restoration at Lamborghini Wycombe Service (which proudly features this car on its “About” page). The refurb was a good one, and the restorers did not go overboard. They even left a few weld dimples in the door shuts to retain an original bit of character. Mechanically it has been completely gone through, with the engine out and suspension completely rebuilt, with photographs to prove, resulting in a near concours-quality—and leak-free—engine bay, and, according to the owner, proper Countach levels of performance. When the engine was out, attention was also given to the cosmet- ics, ensuring the car was refinished and detailed with all the correct Lamborghini parts as it would have come out of the factory in 1975. The alloy rims show no scuffs or marks, and the car rides on correct tall 70-profile Michelin XWXs. The brown leather still looks new, and the carpets remain frizzy with newness—although it smelled very petrolly inside. Today's market I thought I'd seen this car advertised pre-restoration for ever-dwindling amounts around six years ago. But noted Lamborghini authority Joe Sackey said: “I cannot recall any LP400 in any condition going for anything less than $250k in the last four years. This car brought ‘only' $310k at the RM auction because none of the LP400 buyers wanted a right-hand-drive car, or else it would have easily fetched $400k-plus. “One of my clients would have paid that much, and in fact, bought another left- hand-drive car for exactly that latter sum. This car was restored to non-original colors and that too hurts its value. The highest I have sold is the ex-Silvera LP400 ‘1120056' for $500k.” Whatever the low spot might have been for the Countach, remember that the Ferrari Daytona hit the doldrums too, and more lately so did Ferrari Boxers, which are only just beginning to inch out of their trough. Countach values have roughly mirrored the rise of that other barking concept that made it through production almost unscathed, the Lancia Stratos, which in the past decade dropped to as low as $60k in the U.K. before suddenly bounding up to around $300k over the past two or three years. Seller keeps his shirt One could speculate that a full restoration on a Countach could easily swallow $200k, but given this car's low mileage and the likelihood that it would not have been excessively rusty, we are more likely looking at a mechanical rebuild, retrim and repaint for somewhat less. Given what the car probably sold for pre-restoration, it looks likely that the vendor might have come out just about even, certainly still with his shirt, although if that's the case it looks an odd time to sell. We said in the March 2010 SCM (p. 64) of a $330k LP400 sold in the U.S.: “Prices for the LP400 have slipped 10%-15% from their highest point, and the $330k realized here is near the top of the market right now. Well bought and sold, as they will recover eventually.” So, at this money, the buyer seems to have gotten an honest car with no needs at the right price and— crucially—with all the project management done. With that in mind I'd say he's the winner by a whisker here, especially as the car was sold right about 10% under low estimate, although nearly all these figures at this sale could be said to be on the high side of the market. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of RM Auctions.) Seat Time Fred Phillips, Calgary, AB: I've enjoyed over a decade with my LP400 “Periscopo.” My first Countach was a QV and I loved the car for myself, but I really disliked the effect it had on other people. Someone was always in your blind spot and you could never park anywhere without drawing a crowd. It was a real attention getter. I sold the car and bought a Miura instead... problem solved, I thought. The desire of having another Countach burned deep. I did my homework and ended up with an original paint LP400 that I obtained from a wonderful man and collector, Tom Mittler (sadly we lost Tom last year). The original design is what I needed. Those skinny tires, crazy rear wheel openings and the roof are what makes the design for me. Driving is another story, as the cars are quite difficult to see out of, and you need a good chiropractor if you want to drive more than 30 minutes. The sounds are amazing— you feel like the cam bearings are mounted in your skull, which is just what a caraholic needs. It's ironic, I will never be without a Countach for the reason I sold my first one—the effect the car has on people. They are outrageous. I once heard that Countach translated to English is holy s#%t; I believe it. March 2011 43

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German Profile 1913 Adler 1.3-Liter Kleinwagen Provided you can acclimate yourself to the leisurely pace of this type of very small, very old car, the motoring can be delightful by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1911-1920 Number produced: unknown Original list price: unknown SCM Valuation: $35,000-$50,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Chassis #: Right side of firewall Club: Adler Motor Veteranen Club, Hoisdorfer Landstrasse 113, 22927 Grosshandorf, DE More: www.adler-veteranen.de Alternatives: 1913 Peugeot Bébé, 1913 Morris Oxford Bullnose, 1913 Le Zèbre Torpedo SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 1913 Peugeot Bébé Type BP Lot 450, s/n 10357 Condition 3Sold at $55,575 Bonhams, Brookline, MA, 9/26/09 SCM# 142650 Chassis number: 7840 Engine number: 8112K F rankfurt-based Adler was a bicycle manufacturer in the nineteenth century, turning later to the production of motorcycles, cars and the typewriters with which the Adler name is most commonly associated today. A highly respected firm in its native Germany, Adler was already manufacturing automobile components for others when it introduced its first motor car—a Renault-influenced, De Dion Bouton-powered voiturette—in 1900. Within a few years, the company was making its own single- and twin-cylinder engines. By 1910, the Adler range was powered exclusively by 4-cylinder units. The Edwardian Adler was conventional in all major respects although generally featured only a hand-operated throttle which is surprisingly easy to use. The Kleinwagen (little car), introduced in 1911, was a successful attempt to bridge the gap between the rather fragile contemporary cyclecars and Adler's own 1.8-liter, 12-horsepower model. The Kleinwagen was powered with a 4-cylinder, side-valve engine with bore and stroke of 65 mm x 98 mm, displacing 1,292 cc. Spark was by magneto, a Zenith carburetor was adopted and a water pump fitted, while other chassis features 44 included a 3-speed gearbox with right-hand gate change, shaft and bevel final drive, transmission foot brake, rear wheel hand-brake and semi-elliptic suspension front and rear. Contemporary road test figures spoke of 50 mph and 38 mpg. The British importers were Morgan & Co. of Leighton Buzzard, whose main business was coachbuilding. It is said that the Kleinwagen was generally re-bodied by Morgan for sale in the U.K., as the original German coachwork fell short in the styling department. This may well be one such car re-bodied by Morgan prior to sale in the U.K. A supplier's plaque advises that this car was sup- plied by Chilvers Motor Garage Co. of Lockwood Road, Huddersfield, and the car was first registered in that town. In the 1950s, this car was owned by VCC North-Eastern Section member G.H. Taylor, a former Brooklands driver, and then passed into the ownership of Herman Horsfield of Halifax—well known for executing replica Barker barrel-sided coachwork on vintage Rolls-Royce chassis. During the 1950s, 60s and 70s, this car was actively rallied, as witnessed by the plethora of rally plaques displayed on the dashboard and within the car. Notably it took part in the VCC Silver Jubilee Event 1913 Adler 1.3-liter Kleinwagen Lot 626, s/n 7840 (same car) Condition 3 Sold at $37,118 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/1/08 SCM# 118796 1910 Adler 12-horsepower four-seater Lot 537, s/n 2908 Condition 3 Sold at $77,022 Bonhams, Hendon, U.K., 4/21/08 SCM# 116547 Sports Car Market Photos: Copyright © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd.

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SCM Digital Bonus in 1955, the Austin Golden Jubilee Rally that year, the very first VCC Scottish Rally in 1959 and rallied also on the Isle of Man and in the Norwegian Fjords. The car is equipped with acetylene headlamps with run- ning board generator, oil side lamps and a double twist bulb horn. Fans of the film “Genevieve” will understand why the car carries a brass plaque identifying itself as “Larry.” Prospective buyers of this car should note the quality of Adler engineering throughout. SCM Analysis This car sold for $46,806 (£29,325) including buyer's premium at the Bonhams Harrogate, U.K., sale on November 17, 2010. If you have ever heard of Adler cars at all, chances are you visualize the superbly wacky streamlined race cars which ran at Le Mans in the 1930s. Based on Adler's front-wheeldrive Trumpf model, the Rennlimousine Competition was a pioneering 1.5-liter aerodynamic racer which finished 7th overall and won its class in the 1938 running of the 24 Hours. Adler cars had been raced since the 1920s and had built up a considerable reputation for reliability as a result. By the time Adler had introduced its last new model car in 1937, the company had come a fair way from the rudimentary vehicles with which it had begun. The frontwheel-drive cars were highly regarded and successful in the marketplace, as were Adler's motorcycles. Adler was one of the pioneer manufacturers of motor vehicles, adding cars alongside bicycles in their lineup during the first decade of the 20th century. These early cars were not very different from other small-displacement offerings from Citroën to Morris to Le Zèbre to Peugeot. Peugeot's Bébé, of course, had the considerable advantage of an Ettore Bugatti-designed engine and chassis, which lifted it a measure above most of its competition. The Adler Kleinwagen appears to be a totally ordinary car, with no hint of the sophistication the company would bring to the small car market in the decade and a half to come. Can you drive it with friends? In my observation, usability remains a key market motivator, which can be very dependent on geographic location. Indeed, if you look at the cars in various segments which have a truly international market, such as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL and all manner of Ferrari 250s, you'll find that it's largely because they can be used in some sociable fashion. High on the list are vintage rallies, racing and tours; most in the U.S. are best tackled in cars with some performance. Even if you are on an Antique Automobile Club of America tour, it's not a lot of fun to have to drive all day while everyone else stops for lunch and snacks—and still find yourself the last to arrive. In the U.K., a thriving “trials” scene accommodates a vast number of very small, very old and very slow cars. However, this particular passion for slogging up muddy hills on cart tracks has proven difficult to export, much like a taste for Marmite. As mentioned in the catalog copy, the dashboard and passenger kick panel are indeed covered with elaborate event plaques, testament to the active use this car had in the past. Reported to have been laid up for many years, this example was stated to require recommissioning before use. Such work is not likely to be very expensive on such a simple car, so the price paid doesn't seem to be outrageous—if the new owner lives in a place where it can actually see the kind of use it saw back in the 1970s. One particularly cute touch is the “Larry” name badge on the dash cowling. This is a nod to the great English vintage motoring movie “Genevieve,” whose musical score was written by composer Larry Adler. Get it? It appeared to be in very sound cosmetic condition, with simple but attractive bodywork, brass trim and folding top. A thriving club scene A very active supporter of the marque is the AdlerMotor-Veteranen-Club of Germany. The club counts over 450 members, most in Germany, but others in 20 other nations including the U.S. Aimed at collectors and enthusiasts of both Adler cars and motorcycles, it organizes tours around Germany for two- and four-wheeled vehicles. The club also offers assistance on restoration questions and is a clearinghouse for spare parts exchange. Photos of many of their gatherings in various countries can be seen on their website. The appeal of these often-charming small cars from 1910 through the 1920s has been growing, and they even have begun to appear at auction in the U.S. They can be an inexpensive way for enthusiasts to get a vintage car, and, provided you can acclimate to the leisurely pace they provide, the motoring can be delightful. That the market for Model T Fords has gone from completely flat to simmering is an example of this trend. This Adler was previously sold by Bonhams in December 2008 at London for £24,150 ($37,118 at December 2008 exchange rates), so it certainly has held its value, as it was in need of recommissioning at that time as well. While this Kleinwagen is not a particularly important model in the history of Adler, it is nevertheless an attractive and appealing example of the genre and certainly more unusual than a Citroën, Morris or Peugeot. If its new owner can find a way to use it as it was driven 30 years ago, it will have been well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) March 2011 45

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American Car Collector 1959 Chevrolet El Camino This car was already a rare breed right off the showroom floor. The multitude of factory options made for an atypical—and expensive—model by Dale Novak Details Years produced: 1959-1960 Number produced: 36,409 Original list price: $2,352 SCM Valuation: $35,000-$65,000 (as equipped here) Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Left front door hinge pillar Engine #: On block in front of right cylinder head Club: National El Camino Owners Association More: www.elcaminocentral.com Alternatives: 1957-1960 Ford Ranchero, 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Carrier, 1957 Dodge D100 Sweptside SCM Investment Grade: C Comps power steering put this good-looking and loaded Crown Sapphire version squarely in the luxury category, with a Tri-Power 348-ci V8, automatic transmission and full instrumentation adding a performance edge. P SCM Analysis This car, Lot S23, sold for $56,100, including buyer's premium, at the Mecum Bob McDorman Collection sale in Canal Winchester, Ohio, on November 6, 2010. In the late 1950s, Chevrolet and Ford were battling to get the upper hand in the marketplace. Chevrolet had introduced some very stylish and forward-thinking automobiles. However, in 1957, Ford introduced the Ranchero, the very first “car-based” hybrid of a passenger wagon with an open pickup truck bed. This newly designed vehicle concept was well received and sold moderately well. After all, if you liked it, the Ranchero was your only choice. The Chevrolet brass of the day, not to be trumped by Ford, decided to jump in with the all-new 1959 Chevrolet El Camino. It would be based on the very popular Impala line and offered buyers a wide assortment of creature comforts and engine options from the utilitarian inline 6, a 283-ci V8 and the muscular 280 horsepower 348-ci V8. With its rear batwing styling and cats-eye rear taillights—coupled with the various trim levels—the 1959 El Camino hit the road with a determination to dispel any notion that you could call this quasi “truck” a pickup. 46 atterned after the all-new 1959 passenger cars, the El Camino pickup earned immediate popularity as a versatile workhorse. Power windows, a power seat, air conditioning, and The first generation of El Caminos sold well enough, with 22,246 delivered in 1959, the first year of the model. In 1960, sales slumped to a paltry 14,163 units and as such, Chevrolet killed the model even though the 1960 models included extensive styling updates. The secondgeneration El Camino would be reintroduced in 1964, and it would be based on the new Chevelle platform, with production continuing until 1987. All the cars on offer at this sale were sold at no re- serve, which, arguably, can produce better results than an all-reserve format (we can leave that occasionally heated discussion to Publisher Martin and your letters in the You Write column). That said, let's take a closer look at the result. What does the market say? Within the SCM database, we see that the highest- detailed 1959 El Camino result was posted in 2006 at $29,150 (SCM # 43061) for a 283-ci example in #3 condition. While this was during a more exuberant time, it was nevertheless a strong result for a '59 El Camino with apparent needs. Digging deeper, a similarly equipped 1959 El Camino sold at RM Auctions' Wayne Davis Collection sale in 2008 (Lot #274) for the tidy sum of $68,750. This El Camino, a current restoration finished in resale red, included the rare 348-ci Tri-Power V8 as well. It was also offered at no reserve and was fresh out of a well-presented collection. Although the car did sport a few non-original items, it was nevertheless a worthy example and serves well as a close comparison. What's more, a third pedal was on the driver's side floor of the RM El Camino, and a four-speed transmis- 1959 Chevrolet El Camino Lot S158, s/n H59B149176 Condition 3 Sold at $20,213 Carlisle, Carlisle, PA, 10/3/08 SCM# 118083 1959 Chevrolet El Camino Lot 708, s/n G59L135471 Condition 3 Sold at $29,150 Silver Auctions, Reno, NV, 8/3/06 SCM# 43061 1960 Chevrolet El Camino Lot 1217, s/n 0128N211668 Condition 2+ Sold at $75,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/14/06 SCM# 40349 Sports Car Market Photos: Mecum Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus sion can easily add 10%-25% to the hammer price—which puts us spoton for the sale price of our subject car. While $56,100 in our current market initially sounds like a trium- phant win for the seller, we need to break down the sale a little more carefully. With more than 22,000 produced in 1959, this El Camino was not part of a particularly low production run, but it was perhaps one of only a handful built as equipped, especially considering the optional 348-ci “Super Turbo-Thrust” Tri-Power V8 under the hood. This fact, as well as a variety of other options, such as factory air conditioning, power steering, brakes, seat and windows made this example a very well-appointed—and tire-smoking—“Cowboy Cadillac.” Further, these cars, as is typical of many cars of the era, quickly succumbed to rust or other maladies deemed not worth fixing, so the survival rate for the 22,246 built in 1959 is most likely very low. If you factor in that many El Caminos were rode hard and put away wet, that number might be small indeed. Hold on, El Camino owners Now, for all you guys who own a first-generation El Camino—and are now firing up your old Texas Instruments calculator to refigure your net worth—hang on for a second. When I was a kid, I worked in Florida's sweltering hot orange groves, planting trees, watering, fertilizing and such. While every tree produced a nice crop of seemingly identical oranges, not all oranges were created equal. At the processing plant, freshly picked oranges made the journey down a conveyor belt as sorters handpicked the very best oranges. These oranges were the ones deemed to be the “best of the best” and would find their way to exclusive mail-order gift boxes and grocers. Only about one percent made the cut. My point is that our particular El Camino is one of those juicy, plump, tasty “hand-selected” Florida oranges. By all means, when this car was sold new in 1959 it was already a rare breed right off the showroom floor. The desirable multitude of factory options, coupled with a great color combination, made for an atypical—and expensive—El Camino. Fast forward to 2010, and the fact that a notable collector put his seal of approval on the machine adds to the provenance and desirability. All of the automobiles on offer out of the McDorman collection had something special about them. Perhaps each car had a very low production number, serial number or unique history. Or, as in the case of Lot S23, they were incredibly well-equipped, which is an anomaly for this make and model. The only concern is that no mention of documentation or history for the car was in- cluded in the brief catalog description. Although all appears to be upright and correct, airtight documentation would be an additional insurance policy for the valuation, as the buyer would be sure that it was a “born with” example and not the product of an exuberant restoration. I am certain there was a gasp of air so powerful the room nearly lost oxygen when the hammer dropped on this sale. In a hasty analysis, one could argue that this El Camino was very well sold, based on apparent past sales and current price guides (including SCM's). But, when we go deeper, and take into consideration that this may be one of only a handful of examples with this equipment package, we might conclude otherwise. We now have two rock-solid El Camino 348-ci Tri- Power examples: the aforementioned Lot 274—with that magical third pedal on the floor—from the RM Wayne Davis sale and our subject car, Lot S23 from Mecum's Bob McDorman Collection sale. Both are handsome cars, however; the latter is a more pure and correct example. Should another equally prepared and equipped example come to the market, I would call it a safe bet the sale comes within striking distance of the money paid here. I'd call this sale market correct—and both the buyer and seller should be pleased with the result. Happy trails. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) Seat Time Jeff Webster, via email: I owned a 1960 Chevrolet El Camino for about four years, having bought it from an old man in upper Michigan—way up north on the peninsula. I had a lot of fun with the truck. It was the only one in my area, and folks would freak when they saw me loading lumber in it at Home Depot! I told them, “It's a TRUCK, that's what it was made for.” The original 348-ci motor was long gone, and it now had a 350-ci. The previous owner had done a power disc brake and power steering conversion that improved the stopping and steering. It had been refurbished, and I planned on bringing it totally back to stock. I did do many things to “sort” it, but life got in the way and I realized that as the rust began to set in there was no way I was going to get to it in the near future, so I cut my losses and sold it. As for driving one, it's a hoot! Bloody great bench seat that fits three adults comfortably, and it handles like a waterbed on wheels but with plenty of get-up-and-go. These El Caminos that were based on Impalas from 1959-60 are very undervalued in my opinion. Tons of them have rotted away or been modified. I think very few stock examples survive. Also, the market for trucks from the 1950s and 1960s is hotting up, and I think the upside for these is good over the next decade. March 2011 47

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Race Car Profile 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina The gulf between an assemblage of parts and a functioning, front-rank racer is immense and can be very expensive to cross by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1963-1966 Number produced: 2,894 Original list price: $3,420 (In 1965 dollars) SCM Valuation: $20,000-$30,000 (street) Cost per hour to race: $1,000 (European racing) Chassis #: Engine compartment on firewall Engine #: On block by distributor Club: Lotus Cortina Register More: www.lotuscortina.net Alternatives: 1965-67 Alfa GTA, 1962-64 Jaguar 3.8, 1960-64 Ford Galaxie 500 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Ford “Kent” engine that Lotus genius Colin Chapman had already developed for use in the Elan. A deal was struck, and the Lotus Cortina (or Cortina Lotus in Fordspeak) was born in 1963. The car was based on the two-door Cortina. In addi- F tion to the fitting of the 105-hp 1,558-cc twin-cam engine, the changes included a close-ratio gearbox, shorter front suspension struts, and trailing arms and coil springs with an A bracket at the rear. Wider 5.5J steel wheels were added, and lightweight aluminum panels were used for the doors, hood, and trunk lid. The cars also received front quarter bumpers, while Lotus badges were fitted to the rear wings and right side of the radiator grille. Interior amendments included: a new center-console to house the remote control gear lever, different seats and fascia, and a wood-rim steering wheel. All cars built at the Lotus factory were finished white with distinctive green side stripes. The Mk I model was made until 1966, during which time the most significant upgrades included the adoption of Ford's new Airflow ventilation system and the replacement of the troublesome A bracket rear suspension with leaf springs and radius arms. The right-hand-drive car offered is a late Mk I ex- ample made in 1966, but it was re-engineered as a competition car in 2008-09. Freshly finished in the classic white with green stripes color scheme, it is understood to have undergone a bare metal/ground-up restoration and to have been treated to many new parts. The car apparently comes with a large file of photos and bills relating 48 ord was looking to race the Mk I Cortina in the Group 2 category, for which 1,000 “homologation specials” would be required. The obvious powerplant was the twin-cam version of the ubiquitous to the work done, plus the all-important MSA Historic Technical Passport. Reputedly tested but as yet unraced, this fast Ford is said to be sorted and ready for the 2011 season. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 68, sold for $64,209 at the H&H Buxton auction on August 12, 2010. I have frequently held forth in this column about the differences between collector values and “weapons grade” values in various vintage racing cars. The basic idea is that racing cars carry value in the market because of a combination of their desirability as “things to own” and their desirability as “things to go compete with.” All cars carry some amount of both sets of values, although one or the other may be negligible depending on the situation. Three years ago, I wrote about a 1965 Lotus Cortina that sold for an eye-watering $281,808 (March 2008, p. 64). This month's subject car is effectively the same thing, but it sold for a bit less than a quarter of the March 2008 car. Admittedly we've had a market correction since then, but it doesn't come close to explaining the value differences between the two Cortinas. Why were the hammer prices so different? And since we're on the topic, did either of the buyers get the better deal? Almost Goat Dung Having dispensed with most of Cortina 101 in the previous column, I will not dwell too long on the basics of the car other than to mention that the Cortina was the first really modern car that Ford built (light, stiff unibody chassis, the introduction of the 105E “Kent” 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk 1 Lot 63, s/n BA74FS59260 Condition 1Sold at $61,474 Artcurial-Briest-Poulain, Paris, 2/08/09 SCM# 119678 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk 1 (ex-Jim Clark) Lot 670, s/n BA85E424567 Condition 1 Sold at $281,808 Bonhams, London, 12/03/07 SCM# 48081 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk 1 Lot 71, s/n 59043 Condition 1Sold at $28,058 H&H Auctions Cheltenham 2/21/06 SCM# 41330 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus engine that would be around for the next 20 years) and that it came along at a point when Ford management was embracing a “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” philosophy. (I also can't resist retelling the story that the car was originally to be called the “Caprino” until somebody realized that the word meant “goat dung” in Italian. Naming it after the 1956 Winter Olympics venue was a fallback.) Colin Chapman had already been working on a twin-cam head on the Ford block to power his new Elan, so asking him to use the engine and work his magic to make the Cortina a highprofile racer was a simple and logical step. The cars worked extremely well, and for a few halcyon years (1963-65), they were the cars to beat in Touring Car racing, as they were comfortably quicker than the increasingly antique 3.8 Jaguars and powerfulbut-clumsy 7-liter Ford Galaxies that had dominated earlier. In 1965, Alfa Romeo homologated their GTA and by 1966 had gotten it working right, becoming the next car to beat. So the Lotus Cortina quickly faded from the front of the grids and into history. A weapon or a collectible Today there are only two reasons to own a racing Lotus Cortina: as a piece of sports memorabilia in a collection or as a weapon to wield in contemporary historic racing. The Cortina I wrote about last time clearly belongs to the first category and only time and eventual resale will determine whether it was fairly priced as a Jim Clark icon. Today's subject car is equally clearly the opposite: a weapons-grade purchase strictly for racing (a street Lotus Cortina is maybe $30k these days) and is a very interesting topic as such. First, I should make clear that the nature of vintage racing and the consequent values of cars such as the Cortina are very different between the U.S. and Europe. In the U.S., we don't have a lot of touring cars in the entries to most races, with the result that they tend to be tossed into grids based on period and engine size rather than with other sedans. On those occasions when touring car grids are assembled, they are dominated by the Alfas and BMWs of the late 1960s, which are generally much faster cars. The result is that Lotus Cortinas are pretty much mid-pack competitors in the U.S., and they are prepared and valued accordingly; $60k is fair money for one over here. In Europe, it's a different story. The grids are much larger and there are extremely competitive race series specifically for historic touring cars, with the grids structured so that pre-1966 cars can win. European racers also take finishing order (i.e., winning) much more seriously than we pretend to in the U.S. The result is that having a pre-1966 sedan that is fast and dependable enough to finish at the front while being able to withstand the technical requirements of a much more demanding scrutineering inspection can be very important. Simply put, running at the front in Europe involves money—a lot of money. The current value of a raceready, proven-winner Lotus Cortina is £75,000-£85,000 ($115,000-$130,000) in the U.K. This may seem like a lot of money, but it's a bit less than half of what its best competitor, a proper Alfa GTA, would cost. Interestingly, this is a ratio that has held constant for years now and is a useful way to consider value. Hopes, dreams and realities We still haven't addressed the issue of why our sub- ject car sold for about $64,000. I will suggest that it was either: (A) a screaming deal, (B) appropriately priced for what it actually was, and/or (C) a disappointment for a buyer that hoped it would be (A). A careful reading of the sale catalog might provide clues. The first clue is what could be careful wording about the car's origins; it says it was “re-engineered” from a “Mk 1 example,” not necessarily a Lotus Cortina. I don't know if this tells us anything, but it might, as the car certainly has no collector value. The other big item is the mention that it was “reportedly tested but as yet unraced,” which is a huge issue if you are expecting a sorted, competitive racer. The gulf between an assemblage of parts and a functioning, front-rank racer is immense and can be very expensive to cross. The whole thing gets down to being a matter of un- derstanding and expectation. This car sold for half what a proven winner would cost, and it could probably be made into a solid mid-pack participant with little effort, which is a fair value for a buyer who had that in mind. If the new owner thought he was buying an inexpensive route to the winner's circle, there has probably been quite a lot of disappointment involved. Assuming that the buyer was a clear-eyed and realistic racer with suitable expectations, I'd say the car was fairly bought and sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of H&H Auctions.) March 2011 49

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Market Reports Overview Winter Collection Sales Bring Strong Totals Focused single-owner collections brought big numbers at events in November and December, closing out 2010 on a high note by Jim Pickering S ingle-owner collections almost always draw big numbers at auction, as they tend to bring excellent examples of rare machines that are otherwise quite difficult to find. In the closing months of 2010, several collections joined a handful of annual end-of-year events, all of which totaled over $38m in sales—great news for a market that is still on the rebound after the long downward slide of 2008 and 2009. As always, SCM's Auction Analysts were on-site at auctions around the U.S. and in the U.K., recording conditions and reviewing prices as the hammer fell. Bonhams' first sale at Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands, U.K. took place in early December, and Senior Auction Analyst Paul Hardiman was there to note several high prices across the block. Although light snow shut down most of the city, Hardiman noted a packed room of bidders and spectators, and of the 74 lots on offer, 53 traded hands for a combined $5.6m. A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in near perfect condition was fittingly the high sale of the event, selling at $689,635. Auction Analyst Megan Boyd traveled to Canal Winchester, Ohio in early November for Mecum's sale of the Bob McDorman Collection of vintage and latemodel Chevrolets, where 145 of 146 lots sold for $7.3m. Corvettes were the main feature of McDorman's collection, with 89 on offer ranging from a 1953 roadster through a 2009 coupe. Boyd noted much interest in the lots on offer, with standing room only on-site and over 1,100 people watching the sale online. On November 13, Boyd traveled to Gainesville, Georgia for RM's sale of the Milton Robson Collection, which consisted of extremely rare and well-restored examples of 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s American muscle. Sales of the 55 no-reserve lots totaled $9.1m, and many set new benchmark prices for their models. A 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV convertible in triple black took high sale honors at $682,000, followed by a SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 52 Sales Totals $1,446,338 Mecum, Kansas City, MO RM, Gainesville, GA Mecum, Canal Winchester, OH Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K. McCormick, Palm Springs, CA Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA $9,986,845 $9,112,950 $4,332,277 $5,651,503 1960 Chrysler 300F with a factory 4-speed that made $437,250. Bonhams & Butterfields' annual Classic California sale in November featured a collection of items from the late motorcycle legend Bud Ekins, as well as a group of rare English cars. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead was on-site to record $1.4m in sales, led by a 1958 Bentley Flying Spur that made $130,200. Ekins' lots made some very high prices on the block, including a 1908 Delaunay-Belleville Type H4 with pinstripes by Von Dutch that sold for $128,000. Bomstead then traveled to Palm Springs on November 19 for McCormick's 49th Classic Car Auction, where 275 of 462 lots traded hands for a final total of $4.3m—a drop of over $1m from last year's $5.5m event. Bomstead noted that middle-market cars were a harder sell here, mainly due to high expectations from their sellers, but McCormick's standard range of both mainstream and unusual cars again drew big crowds, with the unusual group including a full-tilt 1999 Ford Crown Vic police car that made $8,400. Mecum's annual Kansas City event took place in early December, where this year, totals rose significantly to nearly $10m for 435 cars from last year's 7.1m for 313 cars. Despite the fact that the sale took place in the middle of winter, Mecum was able to fill its consignment list and the seats in Bartle Hall, and Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson found that retail pricing again ruled the day, with bargains a rarity on the block. Publisher Martin was there as well, and distracted Carlson continually as Martin kept finding odd reasons to bid on odd cars. Finally, in his Catches of the Month report on recent eBay Motors sales, Geoff Archer takes a look at a few creampuff keepers, as well as a couple of Crosleys that would probably be best thrown back into the pond. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe, $689,635—BONB, p. 94 2. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible, $682,000—RMG, p. 74 3. 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 45/50hp limousine, $655,271—BONB, p. 91 4. 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato convertible, $552,177—BONB, p. 96 5. 1960 Chrysler 300F convertible, $437,250—RMG, p. 70 6. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1 COPO coupe, $418,000—RMG, p. 74 7. 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged convertible, $385,000—RMG, p. 66 8. 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Volante convertible, $380,354—BONB, p. 94 9. 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $374,000—RMG, p. 68 10. 1970 Shelby GT500 convertible, $368,500—RMG, p. 76 1. 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Supercharged convertible, $385,000—RM, p. 66 2. 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Bill Mitchell XX Styling coupe, $176,000—MM, p. 84 3. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible, $45,630—BLA, p. 112 4. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 4-dr sedan, $46,705—BB, p. 95 5. 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-dr hard top, $22,825—MKC, p. 60 Sports Car Market Best Buys $7,283,375

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO The Kansas City Auction Winter isn't the best time to sell collector cars, but Mecum pulled out all the stops in Kansas City, grossing nearly $10m in three days Company Mecum Auctions Date December 2-4, 2010 Location Kansas City, MO Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jim Landis, Matt Moauec, and Bobby McLaughlin Automotive lots sold / offered 435/673 Sales rate 65% Top seller: 1957 Thunderbird Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics W ith a month to go before all of the Arizona auctions and nearly two months before the company's huge auction in Kissimmee, FL, Mecum Auctions did another bang-up job in December in the middle of America. It never ceases to amaze me that Dana and company can get consignors to fill up the four-block long Bartle Hall of the Kansas City Convention Center, for what the company has even started to call its Winter Auction. There was enough interest that it was able to add an additional day to the usual two-day sale for a full three days of cars on the block, and with a total of 673 cars available, it was able to easily out-perform the numbers set here in 2009. Topping off the 435 sold cars was a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Being both a supercharged F-code engine and a Senior award winner for both major T-Bird clubs, it was sold for $204,600. Its near-matching twin, apart from being a different color and having the E-code dual-quad carbureted engine, also was a strong sale at $145,200. However, there were two cars between them—a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 at $192,500 and a “big tank” 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 coupe at $155,100. An original 1969 Shelby GT500 fastback rounded off the list of only five cars to crest the $100k plateau on the hammer. Publisher Martin made his first visit to the Midwest, and seemed suitably impressed by the quality of the restored American iron. In fact, if I hadn't been there to 54 Sales total $9,986,845 High sale 1957 Ford Thunderbird, sold at $204,600 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices restrain him, I'm sure he would have brought home at least a couple of the nicely restored '70s El Caminos that he suddenly seems to have a hankering for. Martin commented that there seemed to be plenty of retail buyers in the audience, as each time an “oddball” like a late-model Alfa spider, a TR6 or even a Vintage Spyder 550 replica crossed the block, the bidding quickly rose to retail territory—depriving him of an opportunity to make a Kansas City steal. As we've seen at other Mecum auctions in the Midwest in 2010, the general consensus was again that retail pricing ruled the day. However, what is considered retail pricing is still somewhat in flux to most folks. Several dealers I know mentioned that bargains were few and far between, but some buyers said that they were pleased to have gotten a good deal on their cars. Once again, like everything in life, it all depends upon your point of view. From my vantage point at least, a sell-through rate of 65% is always a good place to be—especially as the market for muscle is still settling down. Some notable sales at this year's event included a 2000 Aston Martin with a no- start problem that made $36,300. It was determined that the key fob was to blame, and a reset of the system would need to be done by Aston Martin. So the new owner gets to decide on which dealer to take it to: Chicago, Dallas, or Denver. A driver-quality 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 sold for just $22,825, while a 1970 Barracuda convertible with its original 318-ci V8 saw lots of interest, making $26,400. Compared to last year's 313 of 481 lots Sales Totals $10m sold for $7.1m in Kansas City, this year's near $10m total looked like an absolute blowout. This should carry the company well through to the Kissimmee auction, which is to be held the weekend after the annual Arizona auction mêlée. ♦ $2m $4m $6m $8m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO CANADIAN #F222-1966 METEOR MONTCALM S/33 convertible. S/N 6B95C568037. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 82,963 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older repaint still presentable. Bumpers replated, original emblems lightly faded and pitted. Modern black plastic windshield wiper blades also starting to fade. Good door and panel gaps, even if doors seem a bit hollow and tinny when shut. Good original interior upholstery shows light wear and moderate soiling. Dashpad slightly warped Falcon, and a Citroën Ami, this was truly the odd duck of the sale. Considering that most likely you can count the number of similar cars in North America on one hand, the selling price didn't seem to be totally out of line. Vantage #S96.1-2000 ASTON MARTIN DB-7 convertible. S/N SCFAB4231YK400521. Maroon metallic/maroon cloth/cream and maroon leather. Odo: 11,233 miles. Miles indicated claimed actual since new. Minimal stone chipping on front of car, minimal sun fade and wear to original top. Interior like new, apart from minimal carpet wear and soiling. Dealer-grade under-hood clean-up. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,300. at a show would practically be enough to get you one. That said, this was a runner, with practical but non-obtrusive mods that would make a long road trip not only possible but a pleasure. As such, this was market correct. AMERICAN #F257-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S001039. Fly Yellow/tan cloth/parchment vinyl. Odo: 5,949 miles. 400ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built approximately six years ago. Better-than-stock body smoothness, panel fit, and paint. All chrome either reproduction or replated original. No windshield wiper arms, per street rod fashion. Claimed to have $20k into a heavily modified 400-ci small block. Repro seat upholstery, carpet, and dashpad. Smaller diameter stock-style steering on passenger's side. Modern JVC sound system mounted between bottom of dash and top of console. Newer fuel tank and low budget dual exhaust system. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,300. Before it was a Falcon in drag in the U.S., Meteor was a stand-alone Canadian brand paired with Ford, which was basically a watered-down Mercury. The small-block 289 surely needed all 200 ponies to move this Mercury platform sled. The S/33 trim package was the same as a Ford Galaxie 500 XL and Mercury Monterey S/55—bucket seats and a center console interior. Sold for a little more than one would expect from a Galaxie 500 XL, and about the same as an S/55. ENGLISH #T123-1964 FORD CONSUL CAPRI GT coupe. S/N H39C476701D. White/red vinyl. Odo: 6,687 km. Fitted with Talbot-style fendermount mirrors. Better quality repaint, but not quite to show standards, especially since the undercarriage is loaded with overspray. Authentic, less-than-brilliant replating work on all chrome parts—although rear bumper is starting to pit close to tailpipe. Modern plastic windshield wipers. Polished original taillights. Good seat reupholstery work, although door On auction day, the car refused to start, and once it was finally pushed onto the block, the security system shut it down, requiring the key be reset by an A-M service tech, the closest dealer being either in either Chicago, Dallas, or Denver. Unless you were from there and had an empty spot on the trailer, $35k to buy it, and most likely $4k to fix it, didn't make much sense. $22k below retail, but I wonder if the low miles were due to similar issues. A no-sale at $37k during Mecum's Indy auction in May 2010 (SCM# 162955). ITALIAN #F29-1972 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNMK03756. White/black vinyl. Odo: 78,155 miles. Older repaint inconsistent—crazed front compartment lid shows bluish tint. LED for an older security system mounted on left front fender, looking like a stubby antenna base. Interior soft trim all original, moderately worn, seam split on driver's seat. Period Becker AM/FM radio with standalone cassette deck mounted on passenger's side of console. Along the other side of wheel. Aftermarket gauges, billet aluminum ratcheting type shifter for the automatic transmission. DIN-mount stereo with speakers mounted in the kick panels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,450. 1954s have built a long history of engine swaps and unflattering modifications over the decades. This was actually a pretty good build, but still—once you venture past stock, you are on your own. Since ‘54s have not been going up in value as of late in stock flavors, I wouldn't have expected much more for this custom. #S64-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N F7FH347618. Black/black cloth/ parchment vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 312-ci V8, supercharger, 3-sp. Newer highly authentic stateof-the-art restoration earned a 399.5 at both Vintage Thunderbird Club International and Classic Thunderbird Club International concours judging in 2008; recognized by the former as a Senior car and given a Gold Medallion in Excellence and Authenticity by the latter. Still in vastly better than new condition, with no detectable deterioration. Optional panels were done on the cheap in plain vinyl. Generally stock engine bay, apart from spark plug wires and battery. Overall everything in there has a light coat of dust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,000. A cross between an AMC Marlin, '61 Ford Galaxie 500 Starliner, '62 Ford 56 said console are a number of '80s to mid-'90s car show badges. Slightly modified drivetrain, with MSD box, U-joint half-shafts, headers, and rotary a/c compressor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,725. Don't let the car show badges impress you too much—back in the day, just turning up soft top, full wheel covers, Town & Country radio, overdrive, and Paxton supercharger. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $204,600. This was one of 212 “F-birds,” the factory supercharged '57s, so nicknamed for their F-code serial number. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO As it crossed the block, I figured this was a $200k car, so I was a bit surprised to see that the reserve set at only $150k. From there on bidding was intense, and past $183k there were no on-site bidders—it was an online versus phone battle to the end, with the phone bidder getting it. The top sale of the auction, and I'll call it correctly bought. #S74-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7MEXH102735. Light yellow/ black cloth/parchment vinyl. Odo: 4 km. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Sold new in Mexico, speedometer calibrated in kilometers. Newer highly authentic state-of-the-art restoration earned Senior car status in Classic Thunderbird Club International concours judging; still better than new, no wear or aging apparent. Equipped with soft top only, power steering, power brakes, full wheel covers, Town & Country radio, over- tion, once you start deviating from stock, you are at the mercy of very fickle tastes. Money was a little disappointing, but since they are still on the down slide, this was about as good as can be expected for a base-level engine with Powerglide C1 that won't pass muster at Bloomington Gold or an NCRS meet. #S101-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N 2Y83M172919. Light blue/twotone blue vinyl. Odo: 29,516 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Miles claimed actual since new. High quality older repaint, except for collision repair to left front fender. Front bumper replated at that time but matches newer replating job on the rear. Rest of trim and emblems are well preserved originals. Clear plastic wind deflector mounted ahead of vent windows. Well preserved original interior, modern vinyl “rope shaft” Tempest, along with its transaxle configuration that was heavily borrowed from the Corvair. As they also had swing axles— without enough weight in the back—Tempests actually handled worse and were tippier than Corvairs. Since the “let's stuff a big block into it” mentality doesn't work well with these cars, examples tended to stay stock over the years— yet were generally used to death for the same reason. Sold well enough for the consignor, and the buyer did well too. #T165-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 105375W259070. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 6,169 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, auto. Put together as something of a Yenko Stinger wannabe, with Stinger-style C-pillar sail panels and rear spoiler, as well as '90s-era Pontiac Trans Am fake NACA hood scoops—on the trunk lid. All Monza trim stripped, mounting holes professionally filled. Good quality paint application. All newer body weatherseals. Newer Clark's seat upholstery kit and carpet. Custom drive transmission, and dual-quad induction. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $145,200. This was one of only a handful of CKD (completely-knockeddown for export) assembled T-Birds built in Mexico. As such, the serial number breaks down as E for the dual-quad 312-ci engine, 7 for 1957, MEX for assembly at Ford's facility in Mexico City, and 102735 as the 2,735th CKD assembled car at said facility. Like lot S64, this was all electronic bidding past the $100k reserve—once again bought over the phone and bought well. #F167-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S108282. Black & silver/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 21,255 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh body-off rotisserie resto, done to stock except front brakes converted to discs and tires to radials. Excellent body prep, repaint, and panel fit. Replacement windshield. Mostly repro trim, except replated bumpers and original windshield frame. Excellent original wheel covers. New seat upholstery, carpeting, dashpad, and steering wheel cover, replacement seat belts. Engine bay stock except for new battery. Rear suspension quite low. New bias-ply tires on new repro wire wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,525. Said to be one of 26 “M-bird” TriPower 2-dr hard tops made in 1962. Last seen at the MidAmerica auction in Blaine, MN, Spring 2008, then selling for $20,140 (SCM# 116870). A pretty good payday for the consignor, as a set of repop Kelsey-Hayes wires can be $2,600 and tires another $500 or so. #F112-1963 PONTIAC TEMPEST convertible. S/N 163P91385. Dark red metallic/ white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 54,882 miles. 194ci I4, 1-bbl, auto. Newer trim-off repaint, replated bumpers, most trim original and slightly scuffed. Displays a 1999 Missouri inspection sticker on windshield. 25-year-old replacement top in very good condition. Re-dyed original upholstery with replacement carpeting. 1970s FM converter mounted below the radio. Piecemeal undercoating recently touched up. fabricated and paint-matched triple gauge pod. Odd oil pressure sending unit tree assembly by fuel pump. On radials with 500-series wheel covers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,700. Not at all stock, but still my favorite car of the sale. Then again, I rather like late model Corvair hard tops without the too-common wheelwell and rocker molding trim, a la entry-level 500-series cars. (And I certainly have access to enough stock late-model trunk lids.) A bit spendy for us traditional tightwad Corvair types, but still worth the price paid. #F178-1965 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM5S476. White & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 17,624 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. California blue-plate car, last tagged in 2002. Older repaint and bumper rechrome still present well. Original center gauge pod has heavier fading and crazing than the dashpad it's mounted on. Non-stock toggle switch between stock gauge cluster and radio blanking plate. Light wear and fading on seats and carpet. Fire extinguisher mounted in passenger's top. Good original door panels, kick panels, and seat belts. Yellowed original shift knob. Engine detailed near concours quality. Heavy undercoating. Factory radio delete. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,900. Even with a newer restora- 58 Clean and tidy engine bay, but not show quality. Factory-optional power top, power steering, and push-button AM radio. Fitted with new radial tires all around. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,200. 1963 was the last year for the Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO footwell. In-line coolant filter spliced into radiator hose. Optional 5-spoke alloys shod with radials, original steel rim and bias-ply spare in the back. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $185,000. There just didn't seem to be a whole lot of interest in this Shelby. The bidding got to $185k in short order and seemed to hang there for quite a while, in unsuccessful hopes of breaking $200k. Very unsuccessful, as the car was a $210k no-sale earlier in the year at Mecum's Indianapolis auction, May 2010 (SCM# 164464). #F221-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S107461. Nassau Blue/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 17 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Protect-O-Plate. Full frame-off restoration, including resetting odo to zero from claimed 43,509 miles. Good prep and fit, better-than-original paint application, betterthan-original bumper replating. Now has some paint chipping on door edges. Restored interior, lightly dulling seats, lightly soiled carpets. Optional M21 close-ratio 4-speed, 3.08 Posi rear end, power steering, brakes, and All reproduction interior soft trim, expertly fitted and showing no wear. Aftermarket AM/ FM/cassette deck. Generally well detailed engine bay, although modern belts, hoses, and heater hose clamps utilized. Authentically restored undercarriage, with virtually no dust since. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,350. While an all-black Corvette is desirable, the original big-block—and the entry-level one at that— was all that kept this one from being a stripper special. Sold for market price. #S94-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-dr sedan. S/N RM21J8A178944. Light blue metallic/black & silver vinyl. Odo: 28,036 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Newer repaint. Doors fit sloppy on hinges. Panel gaps uneven but not horrid. Dull original trim, with light pitting on door handles and bumpers. Most door seals missing since being removed for repaint. Loose fitting door panel trim. Good original seats and carpeting, with moderate wear and soiling. Replacement motor, modern radials. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,050. Great original colors and loaded up with options, so a good selling price was inevitable, even if it wasn't a show car. Sold strong enough to show that desirable cars are holding their own in the market. BEST BUY #F122-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379K441820. Green metallic/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 27,791 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Invoice and build sheets indicate car has been kept generally near factory specs. Repaint is a darker hue than original. Older bumper replate, decent original trim. All-original interior soft trim, with modest wear. '70s AM/FM/cassette deck and speakers. Decades-old engine bay restoration now starting to show its age, with corroded fasteners, windows, a/c, AM/FM, headrests, tilt/tele column, wood rim wheel, knockoff alloys, side exhaust, and N03 big tank. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $155,100. The original owner optioned this as a true road-trip car: a/c, the highest ratio rear end available, big-block, and a 36-gallon tank to feed it a long way. Said to be one of only four '66s equipped with both a/c and the big tank; combine that with a boatload of options, and this was a very desirable coupe. Hard to say that it was bought well, but hardly throwing money away. The third highest sale at this venue. #F179-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194378S425060. Black/painted panels/black vinyl. Odo: 60,859 miles. 427-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original 390-hp big block, 4-speed, power steering and wood rimmed steering wheel. Newer body-off restoration. Better-than-original door fit and panel gaps, replated bumpers with good original trim. non-stock dual exhaust system, brake drums painted orange and have a set of repop Magnum 500 wheels over them. Runs out well, but with a somewhat robust exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,800. When the bidding petered out, the consignor finally dropped the reserve. Considering that it was just a driver-grade car with a replacement motor, it was not a smoking hot buy, but you still have to wonder how much lower value for a Hemi can go. #F117-1968 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242678P172572. Solar Red/black vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 11,292 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documentation confirms restoration to factory specs. Better than driver grade, but not concours. Authentic trim-off repaint, most brightwork replated or repolished. Decent gaps. Restored interior, but vinyl color inconsistent. Console redyed, compartment warped. Optional a/c, tinted glass, power seat, flaking engine paint, and peeling decals. Optional 3.07 ratio Positraction, TH400 automatic, F41 suspension, sport steering wheel, tinted glass, and power steering. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,825. This was one of fewer than 750 '69 Chevelles optioned with the F41 suspension. That and the multitude of other documented good options—despite the bench seat and column shift—made this rather well equipped. If you can live with green, this was well bought for a cruiser. #S78.1-1969 FORD MUSTANG Boss 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z158667. Wimbledon White/black vinyl. Odo: 5,327 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Elite Marti Report on display. Professional nut-and-bolt restoration performed several years ago. Better-than-stock repaint, although passenger's door seems to be shot at a different time than the body. Decent but uneven door gaps. Concours-quality engine bay detailing. Expertly fitted interior soft trim, with minimal wear and soiling. Aftermarket lid steering, and front discs, handling package, hood tach, remote mirror, center console, light package, Rally gauge package, and Rally II wheels. Redline bias-ply tires replaced with 60 gauges. Equipped new with optional center console, visibility group, AM group, interior décor group, deluxe seat belts, and 3.91 ratio Traction Lok differential. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $192,500. It looks like Boss '9s have yet to start the upswing in value. Indeed, we seem still to be heading on a downward trend. This one had Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Kansas City, MO the reserve dropped at $167,500, fetching a couple more bids. #F199-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 9F02R161796. Winter Blue & black/black vinyl. Odo: 64,259 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Originally a 428 CJ with closeratio 4-speed (per the basic Marti Report), but now has a 300-hp 4-barrel 351W with 5-speed. Optional power front discs and tinted glass. Better quality repaint and bumper replate. Paint-detailed undercarriage, with newer fuel tank, shocks, and chambered exhaust system. you asked the opinion of the few bidders. #S178-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. S/N RM21H9G218875. Hemi Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 15,281 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Original 383 has been replaced with a Six Pack 440. Mediocre repaint, low grade masking. Stainless steel moldings have a lot of polishing and sanding paint. Heavier scratching on original glass. Doors cant out slightly at the bottom and Light scuffing on alloy trim. Reproduction interior soft trim expertly fitted. Aftermarket Hurst shifter and modern gauge pack. Clean and recently painted engine, with Cobra Jet shaker hood scoop components. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,375. Oh what a difference a couple of snake emblems and the wrong motor make. Not too far from lot F198 when new (basically the same car under the skin), but $75k away in value—thanks mostly to the missing Cobra Jet. Granted, the whole low mile original thing played a big part, but a lot more bang for the buck here. Surpassed the $30k reserve, and then went back and forth between on-site and phone bidders until hammered sold. #F33-1969 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L9G130709. Gold/tan vinyl. Odo: 94,871 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Cosmetically refurbished as needed. Bumpers replated, but door handles and vent window frames pitted. Wears a newer repaint in original color. Motor has been repainted, fitted with aftermarket cast aluminum valve covers and intake manifold. Mostly reupholstered seats, dented door panel trim, new carpeting, repro lower dashpads with faded ashtray lid, swirls, and many dings and dents. Older upholstery and carpet redo, with light wear and soiling. The in-dash tach looks new, while the rest of the gauges and speedometer are yellowed and faded. Generally clean and stock looking under the hood. Rather robust exhaust note. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,125. The only thing that surprised me here was the lack of any “stars and bars” General Lee graphics—especially with past inspection stickers from Texas on the windshield. The selling price was no surprise either; $3k worth of Six Pack on a $12k car—that's the sum of the parts. #F198-1969 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 9F02R480301. Pastel Gray with blue stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 46,621 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to have original miles and be almost entirely original, earning Chairman's Survival Award from SAAC. Light paint cracking along edges of hood scoops. Some light emblem fading, noticeable pitting on rear bumper. Interior has a barely noticeable old car smell. Aftermarket steering wheel two cracks in rim of original steering wheel. Optional power steering and in-dash tach. Radials fitted to Magnum 500 wheels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. This is pretty barebones for a GTX—the top-shelf B-body Plymouth. While the consignor called it a “frame-on restoration,” it's not much more than a gussie-up. About a $20k gussie-up, if 62 rim cover. Maintained but unrestored and undetailed engine compartment. Equipped with optional Traction Lok differential, Sport Deck rear seat, Tilt-Away steering column, AM radio, and tinted glass. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $115,500. Another sign of life in Muscle Car Land. Granted, lower miles and originality are what rang the bell here, but even so, it still did better than expected. Reserve was dropped at $100k. #S75.1-1970 AMC AMX fastback. S/N A0M397X136365. Big Bad Green & flat black/ black vinyl. Odo: 52,218 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Reproduction body trim tag, claimed to be an exact duplicate of the original. Excellent body prep and paint application—not an easy task with the matte black Shadow Mask soft trim. Factory radio delete. Now fitted with a new Hurst shifter. Radial tires mounted on the stock 5-spoke Z/28 wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,400. While second-generation F-bodies have taken a hit over the last few years like the rest of the muscle car world, once in a while a good one will buck the trend. The reserve was off at $33k, and went for a couple of bids past that, so while not perfect, this one rose above most. #F55-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370R204422. Cranberry Red & white/black vinyl. Odo: 28,697 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in last few years in original Cranberry Red with red vinyl bucket seats. Cowl induction-style hood, but no cowl induction components in it. Modern reproduction windshield, weatherstripping, and trim. All identifying number locations conveniently obscured by ancillary equipment. Non-stock ignition and battery, but correct repro hoses and clamps. Very tidy interior restoration, headrests a darker shade than the seats. Fitted with Hurst shifter, aftermarket gauges, and an older AM/FM/cassette deck. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,875. While Sports Car Market need a heavy slam to latch. Mostly stock and show-quality engine bay detailing. Expertly installed reproduction interior soft trim shows virtually no wear. Optional 4-speed, 3.91 ratio Positraction differential, power front discs, and Magnum 500 wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,750. Said to be one of 74 in Big Bad Green. While not a concours trailer queen, I figured this would do at least a couple grand more than this. Well bought. #F191-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124870N541705. Lime green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 15,010 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recently completed higher quality restoration. Authentically restored undercarriage, with correct bare red primer. Some light orange peel in places. Replated chrome and trim. All new weather seals. Very freshly redone original motor, authentically detailed, including factory style chalk markings. Expertly installed reproduction interior

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auction location power steering, dual fuel tanks, and automatic transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,600. The values of first-generation Broncos (1966 through 1977) are high enough now that only a true bonehead would cut the wheelwells for tire clearance. The aftermarket rims and tires on this one still have sufficient room. Premium money paid for a so-so redo. #S162-1980 CHEVROLET CORVETTE the seller made a lot of noise about the correctness of the body tag and rear axle, barely a peep was uttered regarding the engine and transmission. A nicely done car, but I didn't get enough warm fuzzies to make me feel good about plunking down this kind of money for it. #F185-1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA convertible. S/N BH27G0B283721. Top Banana/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 99,493 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older repaint over minimal prep work, as original paint is starting to crack between trunk lid and top well, peeling under left rear turn signal. Light overspray on undercarriage. New dashpad, with the balance of the interior seeming to be Allen Pursuit coupe. S/N 1Z878AS416997. White & silver/white panels/red leather. Odo: 24,804 miles. 350-ci 190-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Resculpted bodywork when new, customized heavily—in both style and weight. Hood at least twice as heavy as stock, so the thicker T-top panels and doors must be even worse. Panel fit and paint quality quite good. Bonestock interior, with light wear for the original and mildly aged. Heavier wear on the fake wood steering wheel rim. Older stock replacement single exhaust system. With optional power steering, body side moldings, and Rally wheels, now shod with older radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,400. A '70 Barracuda rag top that not only hasn't been turned into a fakeydoo Hemi ‘Cuda—but still has its original 318 under the hood! There seemed to be quite a bit of interest in it, and reserve was finally pulled as it rolled off the block. #F95-1974 FORD BRONCO suv. S/N U15GLU23779. Red/white paint/white vinyl. Odo: 99,683 miles. Originally Jade Green Metallic, good quality color change repaint, body uncut. Visible overspray on the roof, weatherseals poorly masked and loose. Recently installed crate motor, painted and dressed to look stock. Reproduction seat upholstery with less than perfect fit. Yellowed original door armrests. All interior trim moderately indicated miles. Chrome plating on the stock valve covers and air cleaner—in addition to pretty much every stamped steel surface on and under the hood. All-season radials on Cragar wire wheels with 3-prong spinners. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,900. Cars that really should not be turned into Neo-Classics, part II. Before the Fiero-based Zimmer, there was the Allen Pursuit. Thankfully, only six were built for Florida Excalibur dealer Jerry Allen from 1978 to 1980. The reserve was lifted at the end of bidding, proving once again that money has nothing to do with taste. © WARNING: Upgrading to SCM PLATINUM may cause your keyboard to sizzle. As an SCM PLATINUM member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and get the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a Voisin! www.sportscarmarket.com pitted, most body trim lightly scuffed. Recent rattle-can undercoat job. With factory-optional March 2011 63

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA The Milton Robson Collection A muscle car collection sprinkled with high performance convertibles nets $9.1m in one day Company RM Auctions Date November 13, 2010 Location Gainesville, GA Auctioneer Brent Earlywine Automotive lots sold / offered 55/55 Sales rate 100% Sales total $9,112,950 High sale 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV convertible, sold at $682,000 Buyer's premium 10% included in sold prices 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV convertible took top honors Report and photos by Megan Boyd Market opinions in italics F For those that have been doubting the relevance or high price point of muscle cars since their great rise and fall, this sale should clear up any of those thoughts. Milton Robson's collection, largely muscle based, brought not just a crowd of people to a sleepy town in Georgia, but also netted $9.1m at RM's final auction of 2010. The 55 cars presented spanned from 1933 thru 1978 (with the exception of a newer truck and trailer sold). Of those 55 cars, 18 cars were from the 1960s and accounted for 41% of the overall sale total. Robson's excellent Pontiac collection spanned both the '60s and '70s, accounting for a large amount of that number as well as the top sale of the day: a 1969 Pontiac GTO Ram Air IV convertible for $682,000. As rare as that GTO convertible with Ram Air IV was, it was in good company, with two other Ram Air convertibles: a 1970 Pontiac GTO and a 1969 Pontiac Firebird that brought $308,000 and $286,000, respectively. Outside of his Pontiac collection, there were also a number of other interestingly optioned vehicles. The first car to cross the block, a 1957 DeSoto Adventurer, kicked the sale off with a bang as it hammered sold at 64 Gainesville, GA $341,000 (the seventh highest sale of the day). A completely restored California car, it had miles of style and was equally matched in power provided by its 345-ci Hemi V8. A 1960 Chrysler 300F also saw lots of interest on the block. While letter cars are always hot, this one was even hotter as a factory optioned 413-ci 400-hp V8 with a 4-speed— the only1960 Chrysler 300F factory 4-speed 400-hp convertible in existence. It was the second highest sale of the day at $437,250. The supercharged 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible was without a doubt one of the stars of the show. It had been specially requested and designed by John Alexander, a Wisconsin paper business owner, in cooperation with Frank Burrell (a Cadillac test engineer). Together, these two men created history with this supercharged 331-ci, 300-hp supercharged full luxury classic. It fetched a staggering $385,000 on the block, making it the fourth highest selling car at the auction. Rounding out the top ten was a mix of '50s, '60s, and '70s muscle, including a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette with factory airbox at $374,000, a 1970 Shelby GT500 4-speed convertible at $368,500, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko S/C Sport Coupe at $308,000, and a 1971 Pontiac Judge 455 HO Convertible at $286,000. It will be a long time before a muscle collection of this magnitude is seen again, especially one with so many high-performance convertibles. For buyers and sellers of American muscle from the '50s through the '70s, the $9.1m total was great news, and the cars sold set quite a few new benchmark prices, proving that for the best of the best, the money is still out there. And as Milton Robson likes to say, for most collectors, “the thrill is in the hunt” – and the combination of money waiting to be spent and cars waiting to be sold will lead to some interesting fireworks in the months ahead. ♦ Sports Car Market

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CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE Historic City Park Golf Course/Baton Rouge, Louisiana LIVE OAK April 15th Catered Reception. April 16th Countryside Cruise. April 17th Juried Concours www.LiveOakConcours.org This shows purpose is to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer, Patient Services and Education. Benefitting Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge and MD Anderson Cancer Center. This Third Annual show and event day as a Fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research is proud to announce that Tom Tjarda, Denise McCluggage, Jacques Grelley and Pierro Rivolta will be our special guests at the beautiful, Historic City Park Golf Course. You will experience about 160 cars, 20 vintage & rare motorcycles, a boutique fashion show, three performing opera singers, doctors specializing in pancreatic cancer will be speaking of ongoing trial research and education, a Brazilian Bossa Nova band, two helicopter turbine engine motorcycles, an airworthy WWII Texan T-6 airplane, books by Pierro Rivolta, rare automotive art by Jacques Grelley, gourmet food, fine spirits and a dashing countryside cruise on Saturday the 16th for the show participants. Contact Jeff Cobb ZumZum@cox.net 225-343-7525

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA AMERICAN #221-1934 FORD MODEL 40 roadster. S/N 4074338. Tan/tan cloth/dark brown leather. Odo: 144 miles. A former Dearborn award winner and AACA Senior in 1996. Nut-and-bolt restoration holding up well but just beginning to show signs of age. Passenger's door overlaps body ever so slightly, paint cracked near body line on passenger's side. Original interior. Floor mat stained, signs of wear on step plates. Formerly well-detailed engine compartment seat, signs of wear on the kick plates. Crack in steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,500. A product of the last year of the Ford roadster, this 1937 model was significant as one of 12 known examples listed in the Early Ford V8 Club registry. Bought at a fair price, below the expected $100k. #230-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- shows signs of use as well. Equipped with all of the right stuff: cowl lamps, dual horns, rearmounted spare, and canvas top with side curtains. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. This award winning Deluxe still remained in fair condition despite its more than decade-old restoration. When a nut-and-bolt restoration reaches this point, it's time to start enjoying the car. Bought high considering the age of the restoration and market value on 1930s roadsters, but possibly a sign of things to come with ‘34 Ford prices. #252-1934 FORD MODEL 40 roadster. S/N 18939000. Dark green/tan cloth/brown leather. Odo: 86,738 miles. An older restoration beginning to show its age, yet still very presentable. Small scratch on left rear fender, some dimpling of paint on rear fenders, messy body seams near rumble seat. Windshield bay restored to stock. One of only 1,690 made. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $192,500. This Buick really represented a time of American luxury. The 1953 Buick saw many new features including more power from their new 322-ci V8, a 12-volt electrical system, Kelsey-Hayes 40-spoke wire wheels, and new chrome body accents. Plus all of the extras like power steering, power brakes, power windows, power seats, pleated leather upholstery, and more. Bought at a fair price considering its condition. TOP 10 No. 7 chrome has some scratches but all other chrome nice. Clean interior with excellent wood grain dash. Nicely restored engine compartment with a few minor stains on intake. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. This was an older restoration but still a very desirable car. Bought at fair market price, well below the $100k low estimate. #228-1937 FORD MODEL 78 roadster. S/N 7871250. Mandarin Maroon/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 665 miles. Older restoration with recent cosmetic freshening, evidenced by nice 66 BEST BUY #240-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO Supercharged convertible. S/N 536266847. Azure Blue/black Orlon/blue & white leather. Odo: 98 miles. 331-ci supercharged V8, auto. A unique car, fully restored in the 1990s, remains in great shape. However, both doors seem to have issues with closing completely. Top boot also ill fitting, rear window foggy. Gold on the Cadillac V is tarnished. Interior in fair condition, unclear whether it is original. Part of the padded dash is beginning to separate from the cowl, most likely due to weight. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $385,000. Built for speed-loving Sports Car Market some tarnish on horn ring. The engine compartment detailed to show standards. Powered by the new-for-'54 Y-block with optional overdrive transmission. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $118,250. This had traveled less than ten miles since no-expense-spared restoration and purchase by Milton Robson. Purchased high for well above the $75k–$100k estimate range. #235-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1063697. Carlsbad Black & red/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 38,171 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Largely original, with the minor flaws that come with age. Trunk fits tight, paint chipped on left side. Glass beginning to separate in vent windows and windshield. Nice chrome on grille and surround ible. S/N 17141723. Mandarin Maroon/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 3,854 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent paint, body, fit, and finish. Only a few blemishes, likely a result of the nearly 5,000 miles put on since the restoration. Chrome and stainless mostly nice with only minor pitting on the mirror support, few chips and scratches on tops of fenders. Chip in passenger's door jamb, blemish in clearcoat behind the passenger's door. Engine black paint and gleaming brightwork. Interior nice overall, some checking on bottom of WWI pilot John Alexander by Cadillac test engineer Frank Burrell, and Alexander only continued to add fuel to the fire with all of his subtle and not-so-subtle touches. Unquestionably an important piece of Cadillac, automotive, and engineering history. Bought at a bargain price for well under the $450k low estimate. #204-1954 MERCURY MONTEREY convertible. S/N 54SL116334. Red/tan cloth/red & white leather. Odo: 5 miles. 256-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Excellent paint and body with only a few minor flaws, good chrome and stainless overall. Trunk fits poorly, trim on driver's door not aligned, slight stains on top. Equipped with clock and AM radio. Interior in great shape except for overspray on heater controls and

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA appear to be new. All other brightwork original to car, including emblems. Leather somewhat worn, as it should be after 56 years. Carpet has a few stains and some fading but nothing major. Much of the interior chrome is tarnished, engine compartment partially restored. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $143,000. A nice, surviving original that has had some refurbishment over the years. Purchased from Hershey back in 2006 when Skylarks were really hot. Sold for market value a little closer to 2006 than today, but remember: It can only be original once. #222-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N 56B133000. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 25 miles. 265-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 3-sp. Solid, straight body, restoration many years ago. Nice paint and body work. Few marks on stainless, minor pitting on some exterior chrome, pitting on both rear window Odo: 31,589 miles. 347-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Older restoration of a solid car. Thick paint in door jambs, bubbles in clearcoat on cowl, trunk gap out of adjustment, passenger door bows out at top. Interior could be original, as there is some tarnish on the wheel and the white seats are discolored and wrinkled. Engine bay remains in nice condition per the older restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,000. An excellent example of the limited production Bonneville convertible, of which only 630 units were produced, each dealer given only one to sell, creating a great sense of exclusivity for Bonneville owners. Bought at a fair price, considering the current state of the vehicle. TOP 10 No. 9 channels. Excellent interior except for minor tarnish and pits on steering wheel. Engine compartment completely restored to show standards. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $143,000. Even though it was an older restoration, the red was too eye-catching to pass up, as evidenced by the generous price paid. #201-1957 DESOTO ADVENTURER convertible. S/N 50419195. Gold & white/tan vinyl/tan & white vinyl. Odo: 62,544 miles. 345-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. In excellent overall condition, following recent frame-off restoration. Only minor imperfections are on the chrome emblems, which show some signs of pitting. Interior immaculate, as is engine compartment. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $341,000. A big bang to start off the sale. As the old adage goes, “When the top goes down the price goes up,” and this was no exception. This low-production, top-of-the-line-convertible wasn't just for show, but for go as well. It was equipped with a 345-ci Hemi V8, so you can look good getting there and get there fast. Bought above the $350k high estimate, and a fair price, considering excellent overall quality and rarity. #209-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N P857H28412. White/dark blue vinyl/light blue leather & white vinyl. 68 restored engine compartment. Certified Bloomington Gold and Top Flight award winner, with extensive documentation, photographs, and magazine coverage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $374,000. Not only was this car fuel injected, it was also equipped with the code 579E airbox. If that weren't enough, it also has code 684, heavy duty suspension and brakes, making it the only one of 43 (less than half of which exist today) to be built with both. That said, it was bought slightly high today, above the $350k high estimate. #219-1957 FORD CUSTOM 2-dr sedan. S/N F7FG294564. White/silver vinyl. Odo: 9,962 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Recent restoration with a few flaws. Very large gaps between doors and front fenders. Right front fender out of adjustment at bottom. Rust residue around rear glass. Interior appears to be mostly new, especially the seat covers and door Sports Car Market #213-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S104957. Venetian Red/Venetian Red hard top/white vinyl soft top/red. Odo: 87 miles. 283-ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. A somewhat older restoration, according to magazine features displayed with car. Some chips in driver's door and gas door, some orange peel in front right fender. Nice stock interior with rub marks and scratches in door jambs. Slight pitting on steering wheel center. Nicely engine bay restored to stock and in immaculate condition. Milton believed to have been the third owner. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $115,500. The excellent condition coupled with the rarity of the engine and color combination made this a deal at just over the low estimate of $100k. #232-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57L107202. Black/black vinyl/red & silver vinyl. Odo: 27 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. Excellent paint and body work on a solid, straight car. Only minor scratches in finish from cleaning. Stock interior and nicely restored engine compartment are spot-on. All chrome and stainless flawless in appearance. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $209,000. panels. Old, wrinkly floor mat could stand to be replaced. Engine compartment restored to factory standards, stamps and all. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,500. One of the toughest looking cars at the auction. Straight from the early tracks of NASCAR, this Custom was the top of the performance line back in ‘57 with its Thunderbird V8 F-code 312-ci with supercharger. Bought high for the market but within the expected range. #225-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-dr sedan. S/N VC57K180258. Canyon Coral/ India Ivory/black & silver vinyl. Odo: 40,536 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. Restoration looks recent even though it is nearly 20 years old. Very few blemishes include just some dry paint around hood sides and minor polishing marks on stainless window trim. Interior and

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA One of the most recognizable and desirable classic cars, with all the right stuff: a ‘57, a Bel Air, a convertible, and with early fuel injection and unique Corvette air cleaner. This multipleaward-winning car was spectacular in every way and well worth the hammer price. After all, it'll be hard to find another one like it. #239-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham 4-dr hard top. S/N 5770146838. Kenyan Beige/brushed stainless steel/brown leather. Odo: 93,433 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. A partially original car with some recent freshening; the few minor blemishes are a result of that repaint. Paint chip in corner of the driver's door near windshield, thick paint in the door jambs. Interior original with only a few flaws, like small cracks in some of the leather and slight pitting on steering wheel. Engine compartment nicely restored but a little dusty from use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. The most luxurious of the luxury cars, this Cadillac Brougham had it all: high pile Karakul carpet, six-way power seat that moves automatically, plus all the standard power options of the day. A gorgeous car at a fair price, considering the originality. #241-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH203807. Leghorn Cream/ tan cloth/green vinyl. Odo: 43 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Less than 50 miles added since restoration completed in 1985. Only flaws visible are from sitting around: yellowing door jambs from the rubber seals and a yellow stain from hard top on deck. Interior and engine compartment remain flawless as the day it rolled out of the restoration shop some 25 years Original interior in generally nice condition, but paint thick in door jambs, and some minor pitting on steering wheel and some other interior components. Engine bay detailed to factory specs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $137,500. The best of both worlds: an updated paint job with an original interior. While the paint could have been a little better, the red leather interior was stunning. The car was well bought, considering the originality and rare color combo, just above bottom end of catalog estimate. #223-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58J102663. Rio Red/white vinyl/black, gray & charcoal vinyl. Odo: 31,381 miles. 283-ci fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. An older restoration cosmetically touched-up. Few flaws include crack in paint above trunk near body seam on passenger's side, door gaps out of adjustment. Stainless and chrome nice. Some pitting on horn ring but otherwise interior looks top notch. Engine compartment nicely restored to stock. Optional Rochester Bronze/brown cloth/red leather. Odo: 43,802 miles. 365-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Older repaint of a partially original car. Paint chipping on front right corner near chrome trim, sketchy all around the trim on the passenger's side. Stainless and chrome in great condition. of hood and cowl, bubbling in areas as well, thick in door jambs. Nice stainless and brightwork, possibly original to the car. Original interior in overall nice condition. Top has a few wrinkles and stains from being kept down during long-term storage with last owner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $437,250. Truly a specialorder car. The original owner, Mr. Kuehn, met with Chrysler execs and convinced them to create for him this special one-off letter car, equipped with power seats, heat, Sure-Grip differential, Golden Tone radio, outside remote mirror, tinted glass, 3.23:1 rear axle, and of course the 400-hp engine backed by the French Pont-a-Mousson 4-speed transmission. Quite spendy, but find another. #220-1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N QY73Y112964. Black/tan cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 183 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Added to the Robson Collection just after restoration less than 5 years ago, still appears to be in good shape. Few flaws include chips in driver's door edge, scratches from cleaning with a dirty cloth, and wrinkled top with ago. Highly optioned, with an engine dress-up kit, full wheel hub caps, fender skirts, heater, Town and Country radio, and soft top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. The one-of-a-kind color combination paired with the rare E-code dual 4-bbl intake made this one unique 'Bird. All the 'Bird fans were here fighting for it, and top bid was top dollar, well above the $100k top estimate. #218-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 58EO37519. Desert 70 Ram Jet fuel injection, power brakes, power steering, electric windshield wipers, heavy duty heater, N.O.S. accessory lights, padded dash, power seat, power windows, Autronic eye, and more. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $132,000. A long-time member of the Robson Collection, this 1958 Impala convertible was special for many reasons, not least the mile-long option list. Well bought at the price, considering decent lesser-optioned '58 Impala convertibles were fetching $125k not too long ago. TOP 10 No. 5 #217-1960 CHRYSLER 300F convertible. S/N B403141816. Alaskan White/white vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 13,844 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration by former owner, paint cracked and chipped throughout, some discoloring on edge Sports Car Market a few minor stains. Interior excellent, as is the well-restored engine compartment. Equipped with a/c, power windows, and high-grade leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $79,750. The 5-year-old restoration still looked good, most likely because the car had seen less than 200 miles since. Bought within the catalog estimate at a somewhat high market price considering condition. #208-1961 PONTIAC VENTURA SD 421 replica convertible. S/N 561S3274. Black/

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 1,371 miles. 421-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint, body solid and straight. Only minor scratches on stainless, otherwise chrome excellent. Age of restoration shows in the somewhat faded interior. Restored engine compartment with some discoloring from use on manifolds and heads. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,000. Despite not being an actual SD 421 car, this Ventura put up a good front. Bought somewhat high for a clone, but a quality car nonetheless. #233-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 409 convertible. S/N 11867B168246. Blue/ white vinyl/two-tone blue vinyl. Odo: 44,391 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbersmatching. Partially restored at one time, evidence of age include blemishes in clearcoat, ill matching trunk lid, and a wrinkly top. Rear window fogged up. Interior original and still presents nicely. Engine compartment Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $132,000. Once a drag car in the 1960s, then a concours car in the 1990s, this Impala had just about seen it all. It was built to race in the summer of 1962 and that it did, with Dick Bourgeois and Earl Wade at the wheel. One of only 18 aluminum lightweight Impalas, made with special aluminum fenders, hood, bumpers, and brackets. Following its racing career and $150k restoration, it found its way to Milton's garage. Sold at a bargain price for just above what the last restoration cost, and cheaper than the $150k low estimate. #236-1962 PONTIAC CATALINA Super Duty 2-dr hard top. S/N 36P25306. Yuma Beige/Caravan Gold Metallic. Odo: 20,646 miles. 421-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Carefully preserved and still wears original paint. You can still see the factory orange peel as well as some blemishes in the clear, courtesy of a factory paint job. Interior also original and still has the factory-installed protective plastic over the carpet. Armrests discolored and minor pitting on interior handles and steering wheel. Engine, however, has been restored to original work. Chrome and stainless appears flawless. Interior showing some signs of wear on the seats, which makes me wonder if it might be original. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. Another of Mr. Robson's Super Duty cars, this one was every bit as nice as the others, with beautiful, flawless burgundy paint and desirable 421-ci engine. Well bought at nearly $50k below catalog estimate. #246-1964 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 824P38557. Starlight Black/white vinyl/ Parchment vinyl. Odo: 38,601 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Complete body-off restoration of a Texas rust-free car, as evident in the straight, gleaming black body panels. Fit and finish excellent. A few scratches on stainless trim around rear of convertible top. Some nicely detailed. Said to have been featured in several magazines as well as on the TV show “American Muscle.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,000. A solid example of a true muscle car convertible; the song lyric “She's real fine, my 409” could have been written about this SS convertible. Bought fairly at slightly less than the catalog estimate. Last appeared in the SCM database at Mecum's Rockford, IL, auction in May '91, where it was not sold at $15,800 (SCM# 12103). #227-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA Lightweight SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 21847F306159. Adobe Beige/light brown vinyl. Odo: 6,368 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Concours restored in early 1990s, well maintained and shows little age on the restoration. Odd gaps around trunk, but body very solid and straight. Minor dents and dings in side trim, but brightwork nice overall. Interior original to the car, having been preserved well and reinstalled during the restoration with only minor wear on driver's seat. Engine compartment looks to have been restored and then used, with some rust residue on the heads. factory colors after former owner had it custom painted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,000. The Super Duty was Pontiac's race-ready answer to NASCAR and the NHRA. This one was unique in that it had previously been owned by one of Pontiac's field representatives. When he received the car he did not receive the aluminum fenders (they were out), and then he refused them when they did come (a decision he now regrets). Therefore, this car was half regular Catalina, half Super Duty, and all performance. Bought at a fair price considering the absence of all SD parts. #243-1962 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX Super Duty 2-dr hard top. S/N 962P8232. Burgundy/bone vinyl. Odo: 13 miles. 421-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored nearly 20 years ago and never been driven, super solid and straight body with excellent paint and finish discoloring on tops of door panels and small pitting on interior handles. Engine bay tidy and restored. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. Considered the model that started the muscle car craze, this GTO set itself away from the pack as being not only an original Starlight black car but also a convertible with air conditioning and 4-speed. It was a stunning car, and someone must have fallen in love with it to pay such a high price tag. #214-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S120538. Rally Red/ Rally Red hard top/white vinyl soft top/red. Odo: 47,399 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Older thorough restoration shows signs of age. Shrinkage spots in nose area, tight gap around left headlight, cracked paint around hood, paint wearing off front right fender top, nice chrome and stainless overall. Clean, recent looking interior with foggy rear window. Engine restored with factory overspray on valve covers and intake, some paint beginning to peel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $176,000. A welloptioned Corvette ordered just that way back in 1967. Finished in eye-catching red, this car was no slouch at the dragstrip with its mighty 427-ci V8 and manual transmission. A 72 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA Bloomington Gold and Top Flight award winner. Purchased fairly considering the current market and its excellent options. TOP 10 No. 6 #249-1969 MODEL CAMARO ZL-1 COPO coupe. S/N 124379N643047. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 66 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. In the Robson Collection since the 1980s, underwent a concours-level restoration in the early 1990s, and remains in good shape overall. A few bubbles in clearcoat, chrome and stainless great on bum- though it was not an authentic Cobra Jet, I doubt any Mustang fan would mind having this in his garage to enjoy. It was believed to have been converted to a CJ Mustang early in its life, before Mr. Robson took ownership in 1992. A good one to drive and enjoy, but well sold at the price paid. pers and emblems. Interior in showroom condition, engine compartment detailed to a high standard. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $418,000. Car #63 of the 69 ZL-1 Camaros produced in 1969, and one of those 47 equipped with 4-speeds. Despite the rarity of the ZL-1 package, COPO status, and the high quality, top bid was somewhat high in the current market. #212-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO SC coupe. S/N 124379N579776. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 26,010 miles. Largely original Yenko Camaro. Some cracks and blemishes in paint and stripes as to be expected with a 42 year old paint job. Nice original interior, very clean. Mostly stock engine compart- ment appears to be original as well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $308,000. One of the stars of the auction, the all-original 1969 Yenko SC Camaro. A stunning example of a muscle car that has been virtually untouched for over 40 years. Bought fairly considering the rarity of the piece. Where are you going to find another one? #224-1969 FORD MUSTANG 428 Cobra Jet replica convertible. S/N 9R03R116921. Indian Red/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 4,770 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration still presents well despite a few cosmetic flaws. Driver's door bows out at bottom, trunk gaps off, some fisheyes in clearcoat as well as chips in hood and a few stains in top. Nice, stock interior with some discoloration on door handles and scratches on step plates. Engine compartment tidy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,750. Even 74 well detailed automobile. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $154,000. One of 121 cars built with the W-30 upgrade and one of only 91 that included a 4-speed. The car included complete documentation since new (the original owner had it for 37 years) and was purchased by Mr. Robson at auction in 2008. An excellent convertible and well worth the purchase price; it would be nearly impossible to locate another and restore it for this money. #242-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD convertible. S/N 223679L118124. Blue/white vinyl/parchment vinyl. Odo: 73 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ground-up restoration at unspecified date, very few flaws to speak of. Blemish in clearcoat and chip on top of front right fender. Chrome and stainless excellent. Interior very clean but has a few dents in center One of five GTO Judge convertibles equipped with Ram Air IV and 4-speed in 1969, and the only one in Starlight Black. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $682,000. The quintessential Pontiac, pursued by Robson for over a decade, and the star of the show. It fetched top dollar, and was well worth the price considering the rarity. See the February 2011 profile, p.56. Sports Car Market #237-1969 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-30 convertible. S/N 344679M280739. Saffron Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 89,864 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An excellent example. Wonderful paint and body, spot-on fit and finish. Interior thoroughly restored to exact stock specifications, engine compartment rounds out the package of an accurately on stainless trim. 100% original interior, having been reinstalled after the restoration, and remains in excellent condition. Engine bay tidy but not perfect, with some overspray. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $187,000. A pace car without the lettering? That's right, it can happen. Mr. Robson hunted for this unique RS/SS Pace car for many years. He added the stripes but chose to leave the Indy Pace Car decals off. Bought fairly, considering the documentation and quality of the car. TOP 10 No. 2 #250-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge convertible. S/N 242679B173023. Starlight Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,325 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restoration presents as flawless, with excellent paint, body work, fit, and finish. Chrome and brightwork sparkle against the triple-black. Interior appears showroom new. Engine compartment detailed to highest show standards. console. Engine nicely restored, discoloration on exhaust manifolds. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $286,000. One of 17 Ram Air IV convertibles built (7 of which exist today), this car was the real deal, with full documentation and PHS history papers. Bought at a fair price toward the upper end of the catalog estimate. #247-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS 396 Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124679N639590. White & orange/white vinyl/ orange vinyl & orange & white houndstooth. Odo: 20,731 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Frame-off restored by Mr. Robson. Relatively small flaws include a chip on top of spoiler, several chips in trunk, chipped black paint on vents behind the doors, and some scratches

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RM Auctions Gainesville, GA TOP 10 No. 10 #202-1970 SHELBY GT500 convertible. S/N F03R483287. Gulfstream Aqua/white vinyl/black & red vinyl. Odo: 18,199 miles. 422-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice restoration of a good car to start with. Driver's door slightly out of adjustment. Slightly imperfect chrome on front bumper. Few wrinkles in top. Interior especially nice, Good record keeping made this GS one of the stars of the show. Named “Mr. Muscle of 1970” by Hot Rod magazine for its V8 and 3.64:1 rear end, which made it capable of a 13-second quarter-mile at over 100 mph from the factory. With known history since new, the Buick had seen 4 owners before Mr. Robson, with the second-to-last performing the restoration. A fair buy at mid-estimate. #244-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS convertible. S/N 136670B16703. Medium Turquoise Metallic/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 50,288 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in early 1990s, now beginning to show signs of age. Some paint cracking in driver's door, chip in top of right quarter near door. Some discoloring in cowl piece below considering it is original to the car. Engine bay detailed to perfection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $368,500. Built the last year for GT500s, this late car presented well considering some of it remained original, and the rare Gulfstream Aqua with gold stripes had fantastic eye appeal. Bought well above estimate and market value, possibly where the market is heading for these later model Shelby examples. #231-1970 BUICK GRAN SPORT Stage 1 convertible. S/N 446670H293768. Sherwood Green Iridescent/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 9,393 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored prior to Mr. Robson acquiring the car in 2005, showing a few flaws. Paint cracked near top left corner of the trunk, blemish in left rear quarter near bumper, minor spots in clearcoat throughout, chip in passenger's door edge, and orange peel plus odd fade on the left front fender. Glass scratched. Overall brightwork nice, few scratches on stainless. Clean, stock interior. Well detailed engine compartment the windshield. Overall nice chrome and bright work. Gauge lenses slightly fogged and some door rubber chewed up. Engine tidy and detailed accurately. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $214,500. A true Chevelle SS LS6, unlike so many clones, and the original build sheet proves it. Believed by many to be one of the best muscle cars ever built in one of the best years for performance; chances to buy ones like this don't come around often. Despite its older restoration, it commanded big money but was still a good buy at less than the expected $300k. #248-1970 PONTIAC GTO Judge convertible. S/N 242670Z13354. Cardinal Red/ white vinyl/dark red vinyl. Odo: 64,539 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A well-optioned 1969 Judge convertible. Paint and chrome excellent, only flaw a too-tight trunk gap. Interior presents as new. Engine compartment extensively detailed. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $308,000. Like the others offered at this auction, this was one of only 108 Judge convertibles built for 1969, and one of only 19 Judge convertibles with Ram Air IV and 4-speed manual transmission. On top of that, it was finished in the ultra-rare color Cardinal red. This could very well be a one-of-a-kind car, easily justifying the $308,000 price tag. #245-1971 PONTIAC GTO Judge convertible. S/N 242671P12426. Quezal Gold/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 71,219 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Frame-off restoration of a solid car, presents beautifully. Paint work excellent, trunk gaps a little off, a few wrinkles in the top. Almost completely original interior in nice condition and shows little sign of wear. Engine compartment immaculately restored. Options include power brakes, steering, locks, seat, and windows, hood-mounted tach, heavy duty battery, console, and a/c. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $286,000. One of only 17 GTO Judge convertibles built in 1971 before the option was dropped mid-year. Loaded with options, its price when new was nearly double that of a LeMans V8 sedan that year. As one of the star cars of the auction, it was bought fairly at under the expected $350k. #211-1972 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-30 convertible. S/N 3J67X2M139884. Turquoise/tan cloth/dark brown vinyl. Odo: 87,401 miles. 410-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration still just showing a few signs of age. Wrong paint color, bubbles in clearcoat throughout. Driver's door has a few minor chips and is out of adjust- with what appears to be original paint on some components. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,000. 76 ment. A few mysterious dark spots on spoiler. Chrome on bumpers is fair, stainless around windshield very scratched. Engine compartment appears to have been partially restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $79,750. Right engine, wrong color, and a bargain. This car can be enjoyed for the price it was purchased at and possibly restored in the future to its former glory, as documented in the included papers. © Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH The Bob McDorman Collection 145 Chevrolets from the past 100 years sell from 45-year dealer collection Company Mecum Auctions Date November 6, 2010 Location Canal Winchester, OH Auctioneers Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Jimmy Landis, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold / offered 145/146 Sales rate 99% Sales total $7,283,375 High sale 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, Ex-Bunkie Knudsen, sold at $440,000 Buyer's premium Top selling Ex-Bunkie Knudsen 1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Report and photos by Megan Boyd Market opinions in italics over the next 45 years, he grew it to be a top Corvette retailer. After building a Chevrolet collection spanning the entire 1900s, he decided to sell nearly all of his cars on a chilly fall day from his dealership in Canal Winchester (a suburb of Columbus), Ohio. Following a successful sale of his neon sign collection and memorabilia last fall, he again enlisted the help of Mecum Auctions, this time to disperse his Corvettes, Camaros, Corvairs, Bel Airs, and pickups. Of the 146 cars offered, 89 were Corvettes, and the B ob McDorman bought his first dealership in 1965. He quickly made it his own, naming it McDorman Chevrolet, and Canal Winchester, OH for $440,000. The ultra rare Corvette presented to Knudsen (then President of Chevrolet Motor Division) was styled after one that had been built for well-known retired styling chief Harley Earl. It had many distinct features, most notably chrome header-style side pipes protruding from each fender. In addition to the array of Corvettes, the McDorman sale also offered early Chevrolets, mid-1950s classic convertibles, muscle cars of the 1960s, and last but not least, late-model performance Camaros and SSRs. One SSR, the last one sold to the public, garnered an attention catching $119,900. Two very different Camaros rounded out the top ten sales for the day; a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe which brought $107,250, and a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car replica which commanded $96,800. Despite the location in rural Ohio, people turned out in droves to watch and bid at the sale. Traffic was backed up on the two-lane road leading to McDorman display was a sight to behold. They were lined up around the perimeter of the parking lot according to year, starting with the first, a Polo White 1953 Corvette, and continuing by year up to 2009. The line only skipped two model years, 1970 and 1990, but more than made up for it with multiples of some years, plus many celebrityowned examples thrown in for good measure. Seven of the top ten sales of the day were Corvettes. Not surprisingly the top sale of the day went to the famed Bunkie Knudsen 1963 Corvette convertible which sold 78 as well as on the interstate, all of which was visible from the dealership. Multiple helicopters were seen landing and taking off throughout the day. The large tent Mecum had set up to house the block and a limited amount of seating remained crowded throughout the sale, often not even accommodating room for bidders. At one point, people were standing three rows deep on each side of the cars going across the block. Apparently the tent was not the only crowded place, as it was reported that 1,100 people were watching the sale online, with at least 1,000 of those in attendance or online pre-registered to bid. So what does all of this mean? Maybe the muscle car market isn't hurting as much as some believe, especially if you're a Corvette owner. It may not be where it was a few years ago, but if the McDorman auction is any indication of the direction in which it is heading, things are looking up after all. ♦ Sports Car Market 10%, included in sold prices

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH AMERICAN #S1-1915 CHEVROLET ROYAL MAIL roadster. S/N H10222. Yellow & black/bone tan cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 366 miles. Older restoration still in nice presentable condition. Cracks in gray pads on running boards, minor chips throughout body and fenders. Seat somewhat faded, bright trim still nice. Engine Appears to have been restored a while ago. Some paint cracking to expose wood underneath, running boards chipped from use. Brass could use a good polishing. Seat in nice condition. Driver-quality engine compartment. Fitted with hand crank siren, rope-operated bell, axes, ladders, water pump, and searchlight. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,400. A neat parade piece that appears to have been driven. Even though the condition is not top notch, there is still a lot of enjoyment left on this restoration. Price here seems hefty, but I doubt you'd be able to reproduce it for the money spent. #S7-1934 CHEVROLET MASTER road- ster. S/N 2DA0660465. Two-tone red/brown cloth/dark brown vinyl. Odo: 63,227 miles. Paint fair, but not uniform, and fenders are finished in non-stock red metallic. Most chrome nice except windshield frame, which is pitted and spotty. Interior definitely older but in compartment show-detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,950. The oldest car offered in the McDorman Collection, this Royal Mail Roadster appeared to not have been used much since its restoration. This is the year that Chevy came out with many innovations including electric start, valve-in-head engine design, and an electric horn. A fair price for a well-detailed restoration of an early Chevrolet. #S3-1927 CHEVROLET AA 1-ton wrecker. S/N 3LM7315. Dark green & black/ black vinyl. Odo: 49,501 miles. Older restoration still presents well. Paint in nice condition, great chrome. Interior in good condition as well. Engine shows signs of use. Cond: 2. usable condition. Engine compartment appears original, or at least has not been touched recently. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,400. A great looking car, but it would have been even better had one red been chosen for the entire exterior. Fender skirts were a neat addition, as was the Chevrolet dealer-installed radio. Purchased well under the price of a similar Ford. SOLD AT $29,700. Basically an AA “Capitol” truck that had been fitted with a crane built by the Manley Manufacturing Co. of York, PA. A great nostalgic truck, except for the vinyl graphics. Could not be built for the purchase price, so I'd call this a fair buy. #S5-1929 CHEVROLET 1-ton fire truck. S/N 5106790. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 293 miles. #S9.1-1939 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE Woodie wagon. S/N 3JA0743158. Brown/black vinyl insert/brown vinyl. Odo: 1,025 miles. Older restoration but still very presentable. Wood in nice uniform condition, few chips in paint on nose clip, nice brightwork. Clean interior with Philco under-dash radio and #S10-1940 CHEVROLET ½-ton pickup. S/N 3KC0615219. Red & black/dark brown vinyl. Odo: 42,960 miles. Some cracks and small dents in cab, rusty strips holding bed wood. Bed, cab, and fenders not finished in a uniform red. Cracked seal around windshield, saggy door handles, chrome grille and bum- pers faded and pitted. Driver-quality engine compartment. Stock interior with rough top bows, grungy used pedals, nearly illegible odometer, broken inside driver's door handle, and aftermarket turn signals. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. This truck was nice and solid, but the mismatched paint and rusty bed strips were very distracting. Not a bad truck overall, but it was sold well at this price. #S11-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETMASTER Indy Pace Car Replica convertible. S/N 9FKJ38559. Gray/black cloth/red leather & tan cloth. Odo: 50,750 miles. Older restoration beginning to show its age, with checking paint in rear fenders and faded black cloth top. Large gap in rear of front left fender. Both doors bowed in the middle. Overall chrome and brightwork nice except around windows on doors. Detailed engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,700. 1948 marked the first year Chevy was chosen to pace the Indy 500, and this car was a reproduction of the Fleetmaster the company gave Indy legend Wilbur Mills to drive. The earliest of Bob's many pace cars. Fair price for a fat-fendered '40s convertible—with or without the graphics. #S12-1948 CHEVROLET UTE pickup. factory clock. Engine compartment in fair condition, some paint chipped on cowl. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. This was Chevy's answer to the woodie station wagons by Ford, which had been in production for a few years. When was the last time you saw a running and driving woodie for $50k? A fair price. 80 S/N 8121655914. Tan/brown vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,637 miles. Appears to have had a recent restoration, with very nice paint and unmarked chrome. Black overspray from underneath boards in bed. Newer non-stock interior still in great condition. Factory clock. Show detailed engine compartment. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,000. Often referred to as Chevy's earli Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH Equipped with Wonderbar radio, factory a/c, and all power options. Grungy engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. An older restoration but was still very presentable as-is. Would make a nice driver and sold in line with prices for mid-1950s convertibles. est example of a fleetside bed, this Ute didn't disappoint. Between the cost of locating a Ute and possibly shipping from Down Under, you couldn't come close to the hammer price. #S57-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E53F001118. Polo White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 506 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Cracked paint throughout body. Scratches in fiberglass in front left fender, some fiberglass chipped on left rear corner and lower right corner of hood. Ill-fitting gas cap door does not close completely. Rust on rear bumper. Chipped and cracked paint on dash, #S17-1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO CARRIER pickup. S/N H255S004726. White & red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 3,650 miles. Exterior paint in fair condition, with ill-fitting hood, rough driver's side rocker, funky drip rail on cab, cracked and peeling paint on underside of visor, and messy door jambs. Bed nice overall but black bed floor is faded. Scratches in rear bumper from spare tire cover. All chrome #S18-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC56F172302. Sherwood Green & white/white vinyl/tri-tone green. Odo: 10,562 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Cracked paint on both rear quarters, bubbling paint around both taillights, scaly fenderwells, dirty white walls, and rusty rims. Chrome in fair condition. Newer interior in good condition with Wonderbar radio, Chevy tissue holder, and factory clock. Engine compartment messy with aftermarket wiring. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,200. This was a nice convertible with all of the power options in a less popular color combination. Bought right in the range where we've seen '55 and '56 Chevy convertibles sold lately. foggy gauge lenses, pitted chrome trim rings on gauges, dash padding wrinkled. Engine compartment appears to be an older amateur restoration with a pitted master cylinder lid and some seepage from underneath valve cover. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $144,100. The first of Bob's many Corvettes in his collection, this was the 118th of 300 built in 1953. It claimed the fourth highest sale overall. Significant money for the quality of the car. #S16-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC55F203778. Gypsy Red & white/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 1,981 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older restoration, slightly nicer than the '55 Indy Pace Car convertible offered. Major orange peel on rear deck lid and ill-fitting trunk, mediocre, badly painted 3100 emblems. Possibly original seat. Aftermarket leather steering wheel wrap. Dirty and messy wiring underhood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,950. I've always liked these trucks, but the corners cut on this one were frustrating. That said, it was better than Lot S21, the other Cameo offered. Sold for a fair price considering quality and that downward price trend for Cameos. #S59-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001002. Polo White/ white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 53 miles. 265-ci 195-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body and paint in nice overall condition. Some pitting on trim rings of gauges, a few stains on the carpet. Engine compartment in need of restoration—components rusty with peeling or missing paint. Equipped with optional V8, Wonderbar radio, wind- small holes in dashpad. Slightly dull stainless is most needy around rear window. Engine compartment in driver condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,300. A very eye-appealing color combination, but the restoration fell short. Spotted recently in the car corral at the Daytona Turkey Rod Run in Daytona Beach, Florida, priced in the mid-$40s. Bought high considering the issues with the paint and body. chrome and stainless in fair shape. Marks on vinyl top. Interior in nice condition, possibly original 82 under seat covers. New carpet. shield wipers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,000. Last sold for $129,600 at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January 2002 (SCM# 26892). The second car built in 1955 and equipped with a 265-ci V8, it was believed to possibly be the first V8 Corvette ever built. That claim, coupled with the quality of the car, helped make it the 5th-highest sale of the day overall. It was bought fairly considering how nice it was and how well it was equipped. #S22-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58S154302. Red/white vinyl/ red, gray & black nylon. Odo: 85 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Recent restoration with few minor flaws. Swirl marks in paint, fender skirts stained, some scratches on stainless, chrome in fair shape. Nice interior with odd plastic covering carpet. Equipped with factory a/c (chrome on vents pitted) plus other power options. Show-quality engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT Sports Car Market #S19-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD 2-dr wagon. S/N VC56S085599. Black Onyx & Crocus Yellow/black & yellow. Odo: 33,298 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Somewhat recent restoration in rare, eye-catching color combination. Paint nice overall but ruined with overspray on the rear of roof and bottom of both B-pillars. Wavy panels, poor-fitting hood, doors, and trunk. Nice newer interior with two

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH #S26-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 18375261233. Roman Red/ white vinyl/red & white houndstooth & red vinyl. Odo: 10,242 miles. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in the 1990s and still retains a lot of that fresh restoration luster. Minor chips in hood and driver's door, hood out of adjustment. Chrome still nice overall, slight pitting starting on mirrors and door handles. New interior in excellent condition. Well equipped with $81,950. 1958 Impala convertible prices have been going down, down, down from their $120k highs, and this was yet another example of the fall. Although not perfect, this was a good buy considering the just-above-driver quality. #S23-1959 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N H59A150109. Blue/white/tri-tone blue nylon. Odo: 57,207 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2bbl, auto. Nice example of a now highly sought-after car. Paint in good condition with the exception of wavy, spotty hood. Taillight bezels dented and scratched, as are the chrome bed rails. Nice tri-tone interior presents as new. factory a/c, skirts, Continental kit, and power options. Show-quality engine restoration just now starting to show signs of use and age. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,600. The restoration may have been ten years old, but it was done to high quality, and you could still tell. A desirable car, and well bought at the price paid. Equipped with factory a/c and all the power options. Clean engine compartment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,100. One of my personal favorites of the auction, this El Camino had it all— great color, solid, straight body, great interior, and Tri-Power to top it off. Well bought considering the rarity of this combination of color, options, and triple carbs. See the American profile, p.46. #S24-1959 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F59S162666. Matador Red/white vinyl/tri-tone red nylon. Odo: 64,590 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Paint bubbling throughout, especially on cowl and driver's door. Both rocker panels show visible body filler. Chrome and stainless nice, with the #S68-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 308675120198. Riverside Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 40,344 miles. 327-ci 375-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Repaint in slightly different shade from original Riverside Red. Chips around headlights, dimple in body above left headlight. Deep scratching in right rear bumper, vent window chrome pitted. Gauges slightly foggy, material saggy on seats. Messy wiring under the hood with rusty $71,500. The fourth of Bob's “four-of-a-kind” Sting Ray Split-Window Corvettes left more questions than answers. An odd line of shrinkage across the back suggested the possibility of previous repaired damage. It was bright and shiny red, but the buyers saw through the gleam and bid correctly. BEST BUY #S72-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Bill Mitchell XX Styling coupe. S/N 40837S106614. Blue metallic/blue leather. Odo: 31,518 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Appears to have original paint. Chips around air scoops on the right side, right door, and left rear quarter, bubbling in some areas, namely around the headlights. Left rear quarter also appears to have had some paint work. Inside appears to be in original condition as well, with some discoloring manifolds, as well as cracked and peeling paint on other components. Nice overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $89,100. The second of Bob's “4-ofa-kind” Sting Ray Corvettes, this car was one of less than 50 convertibles built with a/c. The car also sported rare two-bar spinners on the original Kelsey-Hayes wheels. Bought at a fair price, taking into account the rare equipment and overall satisfactory condition. #S71-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE exception of dented taillight bezels. Nice interior with clear seat covers. Equipped with all power options. Engine compartment appears to have been restored and then driven. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $90,200. Nice from a distance, but the problems visible up close made this seem like an expensive price. Well sold. 84 coupe. S/N 308375101386. Riverside Red/red vinyl. Odo: 68,250 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuelinjected V8, 4-sp. Ill-fitting passenger's side door, chipped paint, chip in paint behind driver's door, and signs of shrinkage across tail section in a straight line. Overall nice interior, some scratches on center console. Missing wiper knob, crisp gauges and chrome. Rusty mainfolds, appears to have been had been restored, then driven. Cond: 2. SOLD AT Sports Car Market on console leather, wear on driver's seat, and small rips in door padding. Tidy engine compartment. Fully loaded, with factory a/c, power steering, brakes, and windows. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $176,000. One of the stars of the show, Bill Mitchell's XX Styling Corvette claimed thirdhighest sale. Special factory details include ventless door glass, custom die-cast front grille, dual fender vents, padded dash and console, SS floor mats, and triple taillights (think Impala). Considering the quality and uniqueness of the car, and its history, this was well bought. #S73-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S102860. Pink Pearl/pink leather. Odo: 18,280 miles. 396-ci 375-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Florence Knudsen Corvette, in original condition with cracked pink pearl

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH paint, similar to what a cracked eggshell would look like. Nice chrome overall, only small pitting in rear bumper. Excellent interior with nicely detailed engine compartment. Presented to Bunkie's wife Florence, finished with luxurious pink leather and custom pink-wall tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $308,000. The car was nicely equipped with many 1965 features, including a '65-styled hood and, more importantly, a 396-ci big-block V8, making it quite possibly the first big-block Corvette. Florence's Corvette was the second highest sale of the auction and was bought fairly considering current market conditions. #S28-1964 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS pickup. S/N 45680B134215. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 63,463 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older paint job with lots of scratches, chips, and other flaws. Overspray on all rubber. Chrome and stainless trim pitted and faded. Interior dirty with faded carpeting. with factory a/c and power steering. Engine compartment appears to once have been restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,900. Having once belonged to Dolly Parton, this Camaro can also add “movie star” to its resume, having appeared in the film “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Celebrity connection aside, the price paid for this basic Camaro means the new owner can drive and enjoy. also in factory condition, having never been restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,900. One of Bob's 007 Corvettes, this was the 7th Corvette made in 1967. This car also served as a “pilot car” for testing the line prior to production. Bought at a fair price considering the nice overall quality and neat extras, including bolton aluminum wheels. #S78-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S103103. Marlboro Maroon/saddle tan vinyl. Odo: 42,133 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Scratches on right front fender. Cracked paint throughout car, especially on passenger's door. Chrome and brightwork nice overall. Interior is a mess—headliner falling down, worn out seats, chrome on console rusted, stained seat belts and carpet. Engine compartment in original, Unrestored engine compartment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,200. Allegedly Bob's first demo, this car was far from new. It will need a lot of work to get it back to its original glory and even some work to make it worth the price that was paid for it. #S29-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO Pace Car replica convertible. S/N 124667N221183. White/white vinyl/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 46,615 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint overall, great chrome and stainless, large door gap on passenger's side. Driver's side door glass scratched. the repaint as evidenced by overspray. Wheel and console grungy, with lots of messy wiring under the dash. Engine may have been restored at one time. Optional L79 V8. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. The second Corvette built for 1968, first year for the new “Coke-bottle” styling by legendary designer Larry Shinoda. This well-equipped model was somewhat of a bargain for the day at just above $30k. #S32-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO rusty, grimy, unrestored condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,000. Despite the desirable color combination, this left a lot to be desired. A little pre-auction work would have gone a long way. Despite its cosmetic faults, a collector saw through all of that to its heart of gold: a rare 400-hp Tri-Power V8, believed to be one of only 16 built. Bought fairly considering its poor cosmetic quality and rare drivetrain. Excellent interior, appears to be new. Engine detailed to show standards. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $96,800. This was the ninth-highest sale car of the auction. Although it had been nicely restored, the money paid was approaching the price for an actual pace car convertible. The buyer could have bought a much nicer Camaro convertible for likely half the cost. Home run for the seller. #S76-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S100007. Rally Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,612 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be a surviving original, car has normal wear as would be expected. Cracked paint, some wear and tear on the interior. Engine compartment 86 #S31-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124678N415771. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 99,855 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Nice driver-quality car with average paint in good condition. Some wear on top from use. Nice chrome and bright work. Stockstyled interior in good shape and equipped Indy Pace Car Z11 convertible. S/N 124679N622545. White & orange/white vinyl/ black & orange houndstooth & orange vinyl. Odo: 29,059 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A true Indy Pace car in great condition overall, #S79-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S400002. Corvette Bronze/black cloth & black hard top/tobacco brown vinyl. Odo: 39,963 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Car appears to have been repainted at one time. Chips in paint, most notably on tail and right door. Crack in body near front left of hood opening. Roof shows chips and orange peel. Bumpers starting to pit. Threshold moldings obviously left on during with the exception of a few minor paint flaws— bubbling, cracked paint on left rear quarter and chip in left door. Doors don't fit well. Interior like new, as are chrome and stainless. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,200. One of two authentic Indy Pace Cars, it's interesting that it only fetched twothirds the price of the not-at-all authentic 1967 Camaro convertible Indy Pace car replica that ran before it. The buyer was smart to pass on that one and got this one at a much fairer price. Sports Car Market

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Mecum Auctions Canal Winchester, OH #S33-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z10 Indy Pace Car convertible. S/N 124379N633834. Orange & white/white vinyl/ black & white houndstooth & orange vinyl. Odo: 4,535 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint overall with only a minor chip in the front quarter, fading or possibly primer coming through on the trunk, paint on fiberglass spoiler Corvairs offered at the sale, this one boasted only 19 miles from new. The eight additional miles cut the price in half, compared to the 11mile car also offered here. Bought right at a very fair price. #S36-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO slightly checked. Pin stripe has begun to fade and is completely gone in some places. Clean interior, possibly original. Engine compartment original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $83,600. The second of two authentic 1969 Indy pace car Camaros. Its minor flaws made it seem more authentic and real than the other Camaro pace cars in the collection, and it fetched a price closer to market correct. #S35-1969 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza coupe. S/N 105379W704465. Glacier Blue/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 19 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. An original car with some flaws in paint from factory on front left fender and front left A-post. Nice chrome and brightwork. Rubber door seals have dried up and are partially gone. Original interior in great shape. Engine in original condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $13,750. The last of the low-mile a small crack near driver's door handle. Front fender gaps seem unusually large. Some pitting on rear bumper, excellent brightwork otherwise. Newer-appearing interior in great shape. Equipped with AM radio, factory a/c, power steering, and power brakes. Engine compartment restored at one time. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,100. Last sold for $104,500 at Worldwide coupe. S/N 124870L500001. White/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 20,758 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice paint overall with only Group's Seabrook, Texas, sale in May 2007 (SCM# 45171). One of Bob's many serial number one cars, this represented the beginning of the second generation of the Camaro. These are gaining traction in the market, but this price reflected a pretty good hit over its last sale price. Regardless, well bought at the price paid. #S84-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37V2S500001. War Bonnet Yellow/black leather. Odo: 83,525 miles. 454ci 270-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Evidence of being painted red at one time. Chip in rear decklid on passenger's side. Lots of orange peel overall, paint thick in door jambs. Windshield molding on bottom left coming off of the car. Black seats faded, dry, and beginning to crack. All black plastic on the car is dry. Engine compartment dirty and dusty, with messy wiring. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $50,600. The first Corvette off the assembly line in 1972 and highly optioned, but left a lot to be restored. Despite its likable drivetrain, an LS5 with auto transmission, and factory a/c, the next owner has his work cut out for him. © 88 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. The December Sale A 1955 300SL Gullwing in near-perfect order appropriately took top honors in the high-tech new atrium, selling for $689,635 Company Bonhams Date December 6, 2010 Location Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, Surrey Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 53/74 Sales rate 72% Sales total $5,651,503 High sale 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, sold at $689,635 Buyer's premium Star car: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics this year replaced its annual Christmas Olympia sale. And although much of England seized up that week—the country's normal paralytic reaction to a light dusting of snow—this little bubble west of London remained relatively clear, so numbers in the hall were healthy, boosted by casual viewers, as the car giant's new British headquarters remained open to the public. A 1955 300SL Gullwing, which was B onhams sold several cars for the right numbers at its first visit to Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, which 1924 Speed Model Tourer, well used and loved by the same family since 1954, which made a strong and honest $234,304. Just after that, a shiny restored (and shortened) 1923 Blue Label reached only $7,800 more, failing to sell against an ambitious $265k estimate. Lagondas were popular here, too, with two well-foxed 2-liter Supercharged Low Brooklands, Surrey, UK still in near-perfect order having only covered 5,000 miles since restoration, ap- propriately took pride of place in the high-tech new atrium and sold for $689,635, which made it the high sale of the day. But the much anticipated 1970 short-wheelbase MercedesBenz 600 limousine, which was leased by Elvis Presley and registered to him in Beverly Hills, was let go for an unexpectedly low $126,056 to a German collector with very little competition against the expected offers of $235k–$315k. Several Bentley 3 Litres demonstrated the virtues of originality over a clinical restoration, highlighted by a 90 Chassis selling for $100,282 and $68,495, respectively, and a nicely worn-in and preserved 1934 M45 fetched $217,122. A 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost with imposing Limousine coachwork by Barker brought the right money at $655,271, as did the 1964 Maserati 3500GTi, formerly the property of late Maser guru Bill McGrath. Three of his daughters were present to watch the first and last car their father restored fetch a deserved $122,619. Later-model supercars were represented here as well, including a 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary coupe that made $131,210, as well as a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa that found new ownership at $55,608. One other notable no-sale was a pretty—perhaps too pretty—1964 leafsprung AC (not Shelby) Cobra bidding to $312,500, which was about $50,000 short of what might have bought it, and even at that price, it would have been quite a deal in this market. The lot that attracted the most competition, however, wasn't a classic or historic car at all: It was a $10,000 white van that sold for almost six times its nominal value. The 2001 ex-BAR, ex-Honda, ex-Brawn F1 Renault Master race transporter followed a fairly complete ex-Rubens Barrichello Honda RA107 kitted out with simulator that went for $65,918. The Frenchman who bought the F1 car on the phone was desperate to acquire the vehicle that may once have carried it too—but so was a man in the room, and after a protracted cross-channel battle, the most expensive second-hand Master in the world stayed in England for $59,045. A perfect simile on which to wrap up for another year the sometimes astonishing vagaries of the auction market. ♦ Sports Car Market 15% on the first $46,860, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.64)

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Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. ENGLISH TOP 10 No. 3 #515-1913 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST 45/50hp limousine. S/N 2297. Eng. # 104U. Burgundy & black/ black leather. RHD. Hugely imposing with well-appointed rear compartment, Elliott gauges, and excellent brass. Very sharp since restoration in late '80s. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $655,271. In this ownership since 1990, not the original internals come with the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $234,304. Its first time for sale in 56 years, and in a market that prizes originality, it was no surprise that this made strong money. The other, much sharper 3 Litre in the sale didn't sell, partly due to its lack of history. used since 1993, but kept in climate-controlled storage and run up periodically. A similar car with replica body was offered at Bonhams' Olympia sale in 2009 and sold for £199,500 (then about $315k). Sold at the right money, which was a relief as some of the other big cars here passed. #548-1923 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Blue Label tourer. S/N 315. Eng. # 316. Green/ black canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 13,956 miles. Like a brand-new 1923 car. Very straight, sharp, and shiny, with immaculate attention to detail, and polished to within an inch of its life—although body paint is slightly orangepeeled where it really ought to be hand-painted. Polished alloy dash, leather hardly used, still #527-1930 LAGONDA 2-LITRE SUPERCHARGED low chassis tourer. S/N OH9731. Eng. # 1479. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 70,317 miles. Mechanically restored in 1950s. Fabric body intact but cracking. Dash and instruments good, leather shiny, Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. 210875. Eng. # 22623. Black/buff leather. RHD. Odo: 79,285. A well-known and welllooked-after car. Straight, shiny plating and lights all good, probably original leather crack- ing and worn through. Polished alloy parts on motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $217,122. Most recent of long list of illustrious owners bought it for $119,000 at a Brooks auction at Earl's Court in October 1991 (SCM #20897). Being pleasingly original kept the value up here, so it was no surprise to see it sell at this number. #525-1935 AC 16/70 March Special tourer. S/N L278. Eng. # UBSS228. Red/black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 512 miles. Originally a dealer demonstrator car, body straight and recently painted, interior older, with front seat leather worn through, rears OK. Instruments baggy, and worn. Lucas lamps well polished. Very appealing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $100,282. Sold bang in the middle of the estimate range, but the price was low for the model. As several of these have changed hands for more money this year, this looked like a relative bargain. #536-1932 LAGONDA 2-LITRE SUPERCHARGED low chassis T3 tourer. S/N OH10216. Eng. # 1966. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 35,111 miles. T3 body in fair shape. Steel parts rubbed down, so lots of Bondo, primer, and bare metal showing. Interior and instruments good, seats have re- on correct beaded-edge tires and rims. Was originally long chassis, shortened and rebodied in 1993, although front-wheel brakes have been there since 1925. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $242,188. Perhaps that immaculate detailing made it look as if it was trying too hard, or maybe the explanatory plaques all over it diminished the effect, but the huge gaps in history certainly hindered price it here. (Lot 512, the other very original 3 Litre, sold for $234k.) Top bid should have bought it. #512-1924 BENTLEY 3 LITRE Speed Model Tourer tourer. S/N 804. Eng. # 803. Green/red leather. Well used and loved, with one owner since 1954, and then with his son from 2001, with continuous history. Paint now chipped and flaking, leather well worn. Has 7-inch sealed-beam light conversion, although March 2011 cent shiny paint. Mechanically good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $68,495. Recently re-imported from the U.S., where it had been since 1972 (and only driven three miles on a private estate). Now ripe for restoration, or just wipe over with an oily rag and enjoy. Very well bought. #519-1934 LAGONDA M45 tourer. S/N good. Engine-turned dash, leather only lightly 91 good, post-WWII replacement motor clean and tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $83,100. Of 600 16/70 cars built, just 23 are thought to have this body, designed by Freddy March, grandfather of Goodwood founder Charles March. Sold slightly low, but with so few of these about and their rarity on the market, there's no real trend to follow. Much cheaper than a 2-liter Lagonda. #528-1937 Jaguar SS 100 roadster. S/N 19116. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 52,137 miles. An older restoration and very straight. Door fit slightly off at bottom (as per usual), wheels fitted with Dunlop Racers, chrome very

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worn. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $309,375. Originally sold to California and stayed in the U.S. for 55 years. Bid about $30k light of where fair-to-good cars were selling last year. #567-1952 LAGONDA 2.6-LITRE drop- head coupe. S/N LAG50197. Silver/black canvas/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 60,697 miles. Very appealing, although older restoration has a fair bit of pudding in body joints and now a few ripples and bubbles. Dash and instruments good, leather cracked and worn. Has not been on the road for a few years and will need some reviving. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,723. One of 517 coupes and dropheads built between 1948 and 1953. Sold higher than expected, and certainly the most expensive of (few) recent drophead coupe auction sales. #560-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 4.2 coupe. S/N DB4164R. Eng. # 370153. Green/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 18,845 miles. Comprehensively upgraded by marque guru RS Williams with a 4.2 motor on triple-45s, taller diff, stiffened suspension, etc. Body extensively bubbled behind and under doors. Left door is badly dinged, so it's a repaint at least, which will fix chips around the hood. Less seriously, windshield is scratched and leather is worn through, although brightwork is all Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $114,028. When bidding jumped from $94k to $101k, Jamie Knight announced “He must have a plane to catch!” As we have seen, these can cost up to $350k to do properly, so the new owner needs to be in it for the long game. Though $45k over bottom estimate, it was still slightly cheaper than barnfind project DB4331R, which sold for $133,215 at Bonhams' Beaulieu sale on September 11, 2010 (SCM# 166063). #539-1961 JAGUAR MK II 3.8-L saloon. S/N 203105DN. Gunmetal Gray/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 18,509 miles. Restored to high quality in 1973. Bare metal respray still nice and sharp, has a few small dust marks. Brightwork looks good. Floors solid, good timber, leather re-Connolised and slightly cracked, interior plating professionally polished. Fitted with Nardi steering wheel. Now Essentially a four-door DB5, but current market prices don't reflect that. Still, this one managed twice the expected money today. Bought by the seller at Bonhams' Aston Works Service sale in 2005 for $41,630 (SCM# 38682) and little used since. Here it looked well sold by simple math, but well bought if you extrapolate where they are likely heading. good and bumpers come with the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $208,531. Has apparently been a heart surgeon's daily driver for past nine years. Fetched a low-to-average price for a DB4, so the body and paint work needed are canceling out the expensive hot-rod mechanicals. No telling who came out ahead here until you get the paint off it, as Aston restoration is expensive (see the profile, January 2011)—but RSW was recently asking $589k for a perfect similar car. #529-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4513R. Eng. # 370527. Green/N/A. RHD. Completely disassembled restoration project, perhaps in slightly better 92 with power steering from a 420 and electronic ignition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,723. Was in Ireland and bought at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in July for $39,330 (SCM #165420), when the SCM reporter said “Bang on the money for a sharp, low-mileage, bestspec Mk II in a color that's a refreshing change from red. The mild upgrades will make it easier to live with and won't hurt its value.” Now with 1,600 miles added and back on original English registration number, it was a fair deal both ways. #541-1964 AC COBRA Mk II roadster. S/N COB6034. Metallic blue/gray & blue leather. RHD. Odo: 10,220 miles. Slightly bright as a lot of them were in the '60s, restored in '80s with replacement engine and too-fussy interior (originally red), including engineturned dash. Sits on old Kelly Voyager whitebands. Mileage looks genuine. No stories apart Sports Car Market #538-1965 GORDON-KEEBLE GK1 coupe. S/N GK1F1004RD. Metallic brown/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 16,125 miles. Well restored car with 350-ci crate motor replacing original Corvette 327, and now with power steering. Chassis very sharp and clean and fiberglass body good, still with original taillights though with slightly odd air vent treatment in front fenders. New carpets and leather. Was originally dark green, then metallic blue; optional alloys on it since new. Cond: 3+. from documented accident damage repair, though it recently failed an MoT on inexpensive minor details. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $312,500. Originally delivered to Hughes of Beaconsfield—which is still there—and in this ownership since 1966. Has been in Monaco, though retains original English registration number. Top bid was about $50k too little to buy it, but anything under $400k would have been a steal. #561-1963 LAGONDA RAPIDE saloon. S/N LR138R. Eng. # 400138. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 7,016 miles. Former concours-winner, still with very good body and paint, very good chrome. Original leather cracked but looks just right. Motor grubby but serviceable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $134,647. shape than the 1960 DB4 Series II barn find sold in September (SCM# 166063). Chassis will need some patching, body skins seem in good order, everything else looks to be there.

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Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. NOT SOLD AT $53,125. Only 99 of these Anglo/U.S./Italian hybrids were built, and 95 survive. Prices have been quietly hardening for the past five years, and with that in mind, the owner was obviously holding out for top money. #517-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Mk III convertible. S/N HAN860264. Eng. # 100DAH43578. Red/white fiberglass/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,735 miles. Very tidy restoration completed in 2007. New wire wheels, fitted with hard top. Floors and sills excellent with some weld repairs, spring boxes solid. Big motor fitted, with taller diff to suit, although still has stock appearance. Moto-Lita wheel and veneer dash are extras. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,730. Sold on the right money and a fair deal both ways, although the buyer probably got the better end of the stick here, as restorations are rarely cost-effective, even with new bodyshells available. TOP 10 No. 8 #526-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Volante convertible. DBVC3661R. Eng. # 4003123. Metallic red/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 86,294 miles. Presents as fairly average, although it's nice to see it on correct tall crossplies. Wears an '80s respray now showing a few small bubbles. Floors and sills solid enough, but covered in thick undercoating that usually points to weld repairs. Original leather cracked and painted, one small tear in rear seat. Chromed wires with use the name. Clean and tidy, low mileage but gray leather already creased. Three owners and full service history. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $57,813. Top bid almost matched the original list price, but was still not enough to buy it. You could get one of the better replicas, which are in some sense truer in spirit to the original, for the same or less money. GERMAN three-ear knockoffs, ZF and power steering fitted since new. Motor slightly grubby, but it's all been well cared-for. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $380,354. Following a $265k start, sold on the phone at just enough to clear the reserve, with up to $470k hoped for. Fair price for a usable car, though the 1973 registration is a bit of a mystery, as it appears never to have left the U.K. #566-1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 Zagato Volante convertible. S/N 30014. Metallic blue/blue mohair/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 8,120 miles. One of 37 built, presents well with 94 TOP 10 No. 1 #532-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL gullwing coupe. S/N 1980405500159. Eng. # 1989805500169. Silver/black leather. Odo: 32,530 miles. Older restoration completed in Germany in 2002, with 5,000 miles since. Still clean and sharp underhood and under floors, leather still looks new, brightwork all good apart from a few tiny pits in nose star. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $689,635. The star of the show, appropriately for the M-B world venue. In Belgium for its first 40 years and originally with blue plaid trim, bought by the seller in Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow on the World Cup Rally). Rallied again in 1982, but was later put back to original specification; may still have 1500 engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,065. Strong money for a Beetle, as very good early cars can be bought for $10k, but sold about where Bonhams wanted, so the history conferred extra value here. Sports Car Market S/N corners as usual, driver's seat lightly cracked. “Not run for the past few years so will need recommissioning before returning to the road.” Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. “These used to sell for £400,000,” said Jamie Knight, mildly incredulous that he couldn't shift this one. V8 Zags are massively out of fashion this year, as even with only about $90k expected, this one still fetched just half last year's rate for a coupe. One previous owner was former newspaper magnate Eddy Shah, though hard to say which direction that moved the price. #523-2000 AC COBRA Mk IV CRS road- ster. S/N SAGAC3020XA017505. Eng. # CRSG505. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 11,859 miles. Composite-bodied and therefore the furthest removed Cobra from the original (CRS stands for “Carbon Road Series”), though still made by a company with rights to top in good order and, up close, a few cosmetic detail issues: fair repaint has some tiny blemishes, windscreen delaminating at lower Germany in 2005. A healthy price for an auction, although it will doubtlessly have appreciated a bit by the time it hits the retail market. #518-1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 82642. Black/red leather. Odo: 31,567 miles. Ex-California car. Shiny and straight, no rust, tidy interior with seat leather beautifully burnished. Now with Super engine in tidy, stock-looking enigine bay. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $132,813. Delivered new to San Francisco in 1957, second owner bought it back in 1985, and was then in California until at least 2008. The suggested $156k–$188k was about right in the USA today, probably a bit low for UK. #568-1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 3235722. Eng. # 5066881. Red/ striped vinyl. RHD. Odo: 2,762 miles. Restored, with very average repaint over solid shell, but what makes this one interesting is that it won the 1960 and 1961 RAC British Rally Championships, with noted Bug exponent and dealer Bill Bengry (who later took a

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Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. #524-1962 PORSCHE 356B 1600 cabrio- let. S/N 157724. Bali Blue/blue/tan leather. Odo: 26,412 miles. Originally yellow, supplied to Italy and more recently restored to concours standards. Straight and tidy, interior bright and superb, and now fitted with correct steering wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,255. In the U.K. by 2002, and bought at Bonhams' sedan. S/N 10001212001469. Eng. # 10098012001547. Blue/beige leather. Odo: 94,485 miles. One of two 600s leased and registered to Elvis Presley in Beverly Hills in shows a beautiful patina. New exhaust and hangers. Extra gauges under dash. No needs except for slow 4th gear synchros noted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $122,619. A fair price for what must be one of the nicest 3500s in existence. Three of McGrath's daughters were in the crowd to watch it go to a lucky new owner. #501-1970 FIAT 500 Jolly replica beach car. S/N 110F2616269. Red/striped fringed cloth/wicker. Odo: 74,657 km. Unclear when it was chopped into a Beach Car replica, but recently restored with shiny paint, good wicker seats, and fresh-looking top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $10,778. Is it a car? Is it a deckchair? As Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2010 for $85,880, as profiled in SCM October 2010 (SCM# 165425). But the wife didn't like it, so back on the market it went, 150 miles later, selling slightly low compared with other recent sales. Factor in the seller's premium, and that change of mind cost approximately $6k, plus he paid for a big service too. All the money in today's world, but Brits love the luxurious Cabriolets. #505-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE convertible. S/N 11202322005915. Eng. # 18998722000138. Green/black mohair/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 88,009 miles. Like an old pair of shoes and very appealing. Structure seems solid (new front fenders and bumpers in the not-too-distant past) and sitting level, but paint shows slight orange peel. Dash top timber faded and cracking, probably original perforated leather is cracked and worn. But charming, even with noted non-functioning radio and transmission leak. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,825. Last seen at Bonhams' Olympia 1973. Straight and tidy with five-year-old paint, good chrome (some of it new), lightly creased leather, but otherwise unremarkable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,056. Sold at half what had been ambitiously predicted, but still brought nearly three times the price of the nicer car earlier in the sale. Even though 600s may be out of fashion, the King's star power remains potent. BEST BUY #516-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 4-dr sedan. S/N 10001212001969. Black/beige velour. Odo: 57,531 km. German-market car, straight and shiny, though the palm-tree embossed seats and lack of papers might have put some buyers off. Originally when they were new, “just for fun,” as it's hardly a practical car in northern Europe. So of course it sold (at no reserve) to Germany. Listed in the SCM database as selling for $22,144 at Bonhams' April 2010 Monte Carlo sale earlier in the year (SCM# 161879), so seller most likely took a loss. #545-1990 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25th anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12006. Red/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 1,293 km. Like new, although lack of use is not always a good thing. No scuffs, scrapes, dings, or marks in the leather. blue with gray velour. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,705. Sold at no reserve in the room against phones for the expected money. Nicer than the Presley car that was nearly three times the money and therefore looked like a great value. ITALIAN #507-1964 MASERATI 3500GTI coupe. sale in December '05, where it sold for $30,837 (SCM# 40867) with 84,800 miles. At the time, the SCM reporter said, “With styling and style dating back to the late 1950s, this imposing Stuttgart drop top sold for a bit of a bargain. Another seven grand would not have been out of line.” This time, lots of telephones were after it, but it sold in the room for fair money—factory delete a/c and electric windows probably didn't hurt the value at this level. I'd say well bought as a user, and best left unrestored. #535-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 4-dr March 2011 S/N AM1012850. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 93,701 miles. The first and last car restored by late U.K. Maserati guru Bill McGrath (twice: in the mid-'70s and in 2004 after years as a daily driver), and beautifully presented, but not too shiny. Floors and structure excellent, motor dry but not too buffed up, driver's seat base has been recovered, passenger's side Includes original Lambo driving gloves, spare keys, handbooks, etc., so a showroom dream. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $131,210. With most of the 25th Anniversary cars seemingly available at any given time on the U.K. market, the price for these is kept honest. Here the top bid in the room was bang-on, with a breath left in it for retail. #521-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFAA17C000087843. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 22,000 miles. Good, tidy, and unscuffed, although it shows a little overspray around front arch/sill joints. Floors still straight, driver's seat leather baggy. Fresh tires and clutch, but no mention of when belts were last done. Still with original Ferrari lug 95

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Bonhams Brooklands, U.K. that it wasn't offered at no reserve. The car eventually sold on the phone, following serious bidding in the room, just scraping over the minimum. #552-1966 FORD MUSTANG convert- gage and warranty card, which dealers like. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,608. We have been waiting for these to harden for three years now... and we're still waiting. This would have been retail money not so long ago, so as this needs to be knocked out for around $65k, it looks as if the market is gaining confidence. TOP 10 No. 4 #553-2000 FERRARI 550 Barchetta Zagato convertible. S/N N9. Gray metallic/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 813 miles. Last of three ‘Project Zero' cars built on 550s (and six on 575s) and only right-hand drive, constructed in 2008 from a three-owner decent convertibles start in the U.K., but that's because it was being offered by a dealer almost next door to the auction venue who knows the right money and will hang on to his cars until he gets it. Three other dealers in the room were keen to have it but climbed out at the point standard Barchetta. Like new with minimal wear to tires, no scuffs or scrapes and seats look hardly sat in. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $552,177. No doubt very desirable even with '58 Vette clone rear styling, but why? Bought by a U.K. enthusiast collector who no doubt will enjoy seeing its value climb. See the Ferrari profile, p.34. AMERICAN #511-1938 BUICK SPECIAL Series 40 convertible. S/N 84416002. Maroon/black mohair/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 46,100 miles. Mostly excellent with good body, fit, and paint following restoration in 2005. Still has great appeal, but is drifting slightly out of focus: cast bright trim showing age, leather and Polyglas tires. Only minus point is some interior parts appear to have been painted, which may be how the factory did it. Drives well, too—I sampled it a few months ago. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $78,804. On the market for a while in the U.K., because anything other than a '65/'66 or a Bullitt clone (some people here combine the two!) is hard going. Offered by the same dealer who brought the red '66 convertible, and realistically let go for all the market would stand. © ible. S/N 6T08C282565. Red/white vinyl/ beige vinyl. Odo: 60,255 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Tidy and straight. Floors not perfect, light orange peel to paint, chrome slightly microblistered and scratched. New carpets and top in good order, alloys a bit flashy but will have appeal to the masses, so a perfect summer cruiser. Into the U.K. in 2004. Quoted chassis number confused, but probably a C-code Metuchen car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $35,938. Not sold at about $3k under where when there was no retail left. The snowstorm outside didn't help, but this red '66 convertible will do just fine next summer. So all the interested parties did the right thing here. #557-1969 SHELBY GT350 coupe. S/N 9F02M480411. Black Jade/cream vinyl. Odo: 41,800 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Still concours following restoration in the U.S. in 2004, with good fit of fiberglass front panels and all original features including power steering, power brakes, tilt column, tinted windows, lightly used and speedo face corroding. Dutch registered. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,017. This was being sold by a company liquidator after 20 years in the Netherlands, so I was surprised 96 Sports Car Market

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA McCormick's 49th Classic Car Auction The American car market is still adjusting, and those that bought in during a stronger environment are still not especially keen on accepting lower values Company McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions Date November 19-21, 2010 Location Palm Springs, CA Auctioneers Frank Bizarro, Jeff Stokes, and Rob Ross Automotive lots sold / offered 275/462 Sales rate 60% Sales total $4,332,277 High sale 2003 Aston Martin, sold at $80,483 Buyer's premium 1967 Austin-Healey MK III BJ8 convertible sold at $52,369 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics McCormick collector car auction always has something to offer, as the consignments that Keith and his family present tend to cover a wide range of interests. Mixed in with the Rolls-Royces, Corvettes P and ‘50s and ‘60s collector cars were the weird and unusual that this event is known for. Two that win the prize at this year's November event included a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria in full police regalia. It was equipped with all the lights and other law enforcement equipment along with a “Bad Cop No Donut” award. The officer's name, written on the side of car, was a bit on the edgy side as well. It sold for only $8,820, but what would you do with it? No state will register it as-is, but parked in the new owner's driveway, it will certainly deter any evil doing in his neighborhood, at least for a few weeks. A 1939 Chevrolet Rat Rod pickup was also most un- usual. The body was found in a coal mine and the sheet metal looked as if a portion of the mine had fallen upon it. Equipped with a 327 V8, it would certainly move on down the line, and at $5,733, the price was right if you had a place for it. The revenue at this event was off by almost $500,000 compared to the company's $4.8m February sale earlier 98 alm Springs is a haven for snowbirds escaping the colder northern climes of November. And for the car-crazy, the semi-annual Palm Springs, CA in 2010, and you did not have to look much further than the Corvette offerings to determine the reason. In February, McCormick offered 40 Corvettes, and 21 went to new garages. Here, 27 were offered, and only seven sold. And of the seven, only two sold for more than $20,000. There were several very attractive high-end offerings, and had they found new homes, the results would have been much different. For example, a '68 427 was bid to $75,000, a '57 Fuelie to $90,000, and a '65 coupe to $70,000, but all three remained with their sellers. The American car market is still making some adjustments, and those that bought in a stronger environment are still not especially keen on accepting lower prices than they paid. Other notable no-sales included a 1964 Jaguar XKE Series Sales Totals 1 convertible at $76,000, a 1961 Porsche 356B coupe at $42,000, a 1948 Lincoln Continental convertible at $41,000, and a 1958 Buick Roadmaster convertible that failed at $48,500. McCormick sold fewer cars this year than at last year's November event—275 vs. 326—for a final total just over $1m less than last year's $5.5m. Although $4.3m is nothing to sneeze at, I can't help but think that McCormick was looking for more here—interest remained high, but final sales were just more difficult to achieve. Overall, it's clear that while the high-end collector car market is flourishing, the middle ground is a bit more difficult to predict, and both buyers and sellers continue to calculate their moves very carefully. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 5%, included in sold prices

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA ENGLISH #407-1964 JAGUAR XKE Series I convertible. S/N 8812484. Eng. # R78019. Onyx Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 36,856 miles. Recent restoration with two-stage Urethane Onyx paint, JCNA-correct red Connolly leather and attention to brightwork. Said to be very well sorted following extensive mechanical work and can be driven anywhere Offered by the same owner as lot 172. This example was a touch better and sold for a bit more, but both were well bought considering the documentation and quality of restoration. GERMAN #135-1986 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA without reservation. Whitewalls on chrome wires. Desirable Series I with covered headlights and straight bumper. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $76,000. Quality examples of Series I convertibles have been pushing six figures, so the bid was light here. The only concern here was the whitewall tires, but that's an easy fix. Failed to sell at no fault of the owner, who worked the car all weekend. #172-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY MK III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L40966. British Racing Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 96,778 miles. A strong presentation, 9,000 miles since extensive restoration. Original interior in exceptional condition. Factory adjustable steering column. Moto-Lita European steering wheel, upgraded 72-spoke chrome targa. S/N WPOEB0918GS160346. Guards Red/black/black leather. Odo: 36,656 miles. An attractive Targa presented in the right color. Paint very presentable with little to fault. Driver bolster slightly worn. Leather seating noted. Equipped with optional external sunshade visor, spotlamp. The 1947 Special Deluxe was identical to a 1946. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,986. Average money for an average car, so no harm done. Fair for all involved. #230-1947 STUDEBAKER M5 pickup. S/N 47718. Black & green/tan vinyl. Odo: 74,106 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The M5 1/2 ton pickup for 1947 was little changed from the prior year, although a hood ornament was added. This example is well restored. Professional quality respray, seams and a nice, but common, option on these models. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,595. Price paid was about right for a Targa in this condition. These are on the cusp of being extremely collectible, and the new owner did not pay too much, he just bought a little early. A wise investment. AMERICAN #450-1939 CHEVROLET Rat Rod pickup. S/N LAQ356477. Black & rust/blue leather. Odo: 5,341 miles. Body found in old coal mine. Top looked like someone worked on it with a ball-peen hammer, cowl not much wires. Registered with California black plates, British Heritage Trust certified. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,369. This very nice BJ8 slipped through the cracks, as a reasonable example such as this should bring another $10k at least. It was well documented and the owner worked the car with handouts and lots of other info. Quite well bought. #370-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY MK III BJ8 Phase 2 convertible. S/N HBJ8l36333. Healey Blue/dark blue vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 6,978 miles. Well documented with factory build sheet and British Heritage Trust certificate. Miles listed since restoration, receipts included. 72-spoke upgraded wheels. Adjustable steering column with Moto-Lita European steering wheel. California black plates. Well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,125. 100 better. Grille a bit awkward. Interior rather nice compared to rest of vehicle. A true rat-rod. 327 V8 with TH350 transmission. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,733. If it floated your boat, then this was certainly cheap enough. I would want to know more of the mine-find story. Sports Car Market alignment accurate, new wood in trunk bed. Underpowered but very attractive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,358. Not many of these have been restored to this level, so this will cause a stir at the next Friday night cruise-in. Some price guides say the new owner overpaid by a factor of two, but I don't think this price was that far off, considering the quality of restoration. #376-1948 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 8H181101. Maroon/tan #199-1947 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE Series P-15 coupe. S/N 11806897. Maroon/gray fabric. Odo: 87,565 miles. Very acceptable paint with good bodywork. Brightwork oxidizing in a few areas. Interior with minor wear. Engine clean with no issues

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA fabric/tan leather. Odo: 6,195 miles. Several paint blemishes on hood and cowl, canvas top soiled. Original leather interior with expected patina. One of 452 cabriolets produced in 1948. A Full CCCA Classic. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. The last year for the Mark I Continental, recognized in 1951 by the New York Museum of Modern Art as an example of the automobile as art—and a wonderful tour car if the V12 engine is properly maintained. These can push six figures in high point condition. While this one was far from that level, it still should have brought at least $10k more. #229-1952 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N 14KPF7034. Swift Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 80,824 miles. Restored to an exceptional standard and very striking. Brightwork glimmers in the desert sun, Swift red paint appears flawless. Chrome front bumper guard. Engine detailed #111-1953 MACK 405A firetruck. S/N 405A 1036. Chrysler Red/tan fabric. Odo: 43,237 miles. Said to be a total of 68 produced between 1951 and 1956, one of 15 405A Fire Trucks in 1953. Powered by Dodge 440 engine with Dodge 727 transmission, has a 162 inch vV6, 4-bbl, auto. An older restoration now showing signs of age and use. Numerous chips in paint and bubbles forming on hood. Engine said to have been recently rebuilt. Seats dirty, horn button cracked. One of 16,155 first-year Thunderbirds. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,499. Decent '55 T-Birds with the base 292-ci engine have been bringing numbers in the mid-thirties, but condition is the key factor. As such, this example, which had a bit of an edge to it, sold for market-correct money, with some possible upside if the new owner gets busy. wheelbase with 500 gallon pump, maintained in as-used condition. First delivered to Salinas, CA. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,255. Perfect for the 4th of July Parade loaded with happy kids. More practical if displayed in a museum, however. Price paid was in line with other fire trucks recently sold. #134-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE and all in good order. Cost all of $1,407 in 1952. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,145. Price was up there but not out of line, considering the quality of restoration. Maintain in present condition and the new owner will be just fine when it's time to move on. Well bought and sold. #161-1953 FORD CRESTLINER Sunliner pace car replica convertible. S/N B3LC124761. White/black fabric/gold & white vinyl. Odo: 89,649 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A well restored Pace Car replica with Indy 500 Pace Car graphics. Brightwork in good order, window scratched, couple minor issues in paint. Equipped with radio, Select-Air and twin spotlights, fog lights mounted in roadster. S/N E54S004376. Polo White/red vinyl. Odo: 47,957 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, 4-sp. Paint in poor condition with chips and close to wearing through in several areas. Front badge crazed. Seats torn. Fourspeed manual transmission replaced standard #183-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S03691. Onyx Black & silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. 265-ci 225-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Recent restoration to high standard, very attractive paint in right combination. Trim between seats missing. Unusual power windows were on only 547 1956 Corvettes. Also equipped with power top. 265/225 with 2x4 carburetors was a $172 option. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. In above-average condition these should bring around $80k, and power top adds almost $3k to the package, so this offer was quite low. Seller should try again elsewhere. #307-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD 2-dr wagon. S/N VC56S043259. Matador Red & ivory/red velour. Odo: 20,287 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent respray but blisters on tailgate and roof, paint chipped here and there. Red velour interior not to everyone's liking. two-speed automatic. No windshield washer, which was an option in 1954. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $38,588. Well under the money for a 1954 Corvette, but deservedly so for this example. A ton of work to make it respectable again. Just your basic paint, interior, and chrome... But it makes you wonder how it's been cared for under the hood. #113-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N PF5H230586. Thunderbird Blue/ turquoise & white. Odo: 63,000 miles. 292-ci grille. Crestliner was top of the line and all had V8s. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,350. Last seen at McCormick's February 2010 event, where it failed to sell at a high bid of $38,000 (SCM# 160729). Passing on that offer was a costly decision, but I would think it was worth more. This is, however, a fickle market, so you always take your chances when you turn down an offer. 102 Sits on aftermarket mags. Modified with 350 V8 and 4-speed with B&M shifter. One of only 7,886 made. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,350. Have to wonder why someone would mess with the iconic Nomad. Worth far more restored to original specifications. Seller cost himself a ton fooling around with this. #177-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S100985. Onyx Black/ black/red vinyl. Odo: 62,601 miles. 283-ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. A Glenn Vaughn Sports Car Market

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auction location restoration. Very striking paint, well fitted interior, fit exceeds factory spec (not difficult to accomplish). Engine clean and tidy. Radio, power soft top, optional hard top. Fuel injection added $484 to the final invoice. A very Square-cut, step-through modern design introduced in 1957. 2-cylinder engine with automatic clutch. Body has a few dents and dings. Name plate pitted. Paint just OK, showing more issues the closer you look. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,985. A “starter” motorcycle and should not be expensive to spiffy up a bit. Just the thing for the gated desert communities. As everyone else is running around in golf carts, the new owner will surely have the only Pacemaker scooter. striking Corvette. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Power top along with hard top adds about $8k to the package. Those combined with the high quality Glenn Vaughn restoration made the final bid light by $25k or so, even in this market. Seller was right to hold on, as a quality Corvette like this will bring the money at some point. Last seen at this auction in February 2010, wearing red paint, where it was a $97k no-sale (SCM# 159232). #255-1958 BUICK ROADMASTER 75C convertible. S/N 7E2005760. Silver blue/dark blue fabric/blue vinyl. Odo: 3,413 miles. 364ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An attractive Roadmaster that cost a ton to restore. The plating bill alone would choke a horse. Lots of goodies including air, Wonderbar radio, and Autronic eye. Recent #194-1958 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER 2-dr hard top. S/N K8JD504683. Black & gold/tan fabric. Odo: 51,976 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Loaded with details and gadgets: overhanging roof with retractable rear window, air ducts on top of windshield, gold anodized insert in upper rear fender. Paint very presentable, minor issues with brightwork, very nice interior. Complete with books and papers documenting low mileage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,806. The larger 430/360 engine was a big plus here. Price paid was under the money, so I'll call this well bought, but the new owner better be prepared for lots of questions about the fake aerials sticking out of the roof. #375-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 01867L189933. Horizon Blue/ dark blue fabric/light & dark blue. Odo: 8 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Restored about a year ago to impeccable standards. Excellent paint, brightwork, and panel fit. Loaded with goodies including cigarette ash dispenser, dual respray left out the door jambs. Minor tear in top. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $48,500. This 1958 Roadmaster was last seen at McCormicks' November 2005 sale, where it sold for $96,500 (SCM #39899). At the time, '50s convertibles were the hot ticket, but they've cooled since. Price bid was light by a touch, but the seller will have a hard time recouping his purchase price on this one. #245-1958 CUSHMAN PACEMAKER scooter. S/N 15065. Blue & white/tan vinyl. aerials, and Continental kit. There were numerous engine options in 1960, but appears to be base 283. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $71,000. A stunning 1960 Impala, but should have been close to getting the job done. Price goes up with the bigger engine and a/c, but both were lacking here. #22-1960 IMPERIAL CROWN 4-dr hard top. S/N 9204115499. Pink/tan vinyl. Odo: 6,731 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chrysler's prestige offering from 1955 until 1975. Highly exaggerated styling for 1960 included tailfins and gun sight taillights. Late '90s respray in Mary Kay pink—Imperials were offered in March 2011 103

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McCormick Palm Springs, CA Wagons continue to gain in popularity, and this 9-passenger New Yorker was the perfect vehicle to take the gang to dinner. Bet you get front row parking. Price guides have not caught up with the trend, so while this one was expensive, it was not that far off the mark. #321-1963 IMPERIAL CUSTOM 2-dr 41 color combinations, but this was not one. Optional simulated spare tire badly worn, chunk out of right front fender, side panels and carpet worn. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,955. Well past its prime. Price paid was a bit aggressive considering the condition and awful paint. Now, had this been a less hideous '57 Imperial Southampton, we might have something to talk about. #404-1960 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY convertible. S/N 3301185850. Cream/tan fabric/red & white vinyl & fabric. Odo: 1,593 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. An older restoration that has been well maintained. Interior well presented, engine clean with no noticeable issues. Styled with unusual square steering hard top. S/N 9133141430. Tan/cream vinyl & fabric. Odo: 105,596 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dent and rust bubbles in trunk. Plastic emblem cracked. Package tray sun damaged. Power steering, brakes, and windows standard. TorqueFlite automatic. Unique square steer- Sport Roadster in 1964, so fiberglass tonneau is an aftermarket add-on. Equipped with fac-tory a/c and base 390 Thunderbird V8 engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,877. Factory a/c adds about $2,500 to the package, so with that added in, this sold for under the money, even with the edgy condition. The new owner can afford to upgrade this a bit and still be right-side-up. #193-1965 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard ing wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,995. The Imperial Custom was a step down from the Imperial Crown, and the LeBaron was top of the line. Not a lot of money for a big ol' boat that will be a fun head-out-to-dinner car. All are bound to be impressed, as long as no one looks too close. Sold for the going rate, so fair all around. wheel and last vestiges of tailfins, the Fury Sport was the top of the line for Plymouth in 1960. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,715. Money paid was spot-on for a Fury convertible in this condition. If equipped with one of the optional 383 engines, the price would have gone up in a quick hurry. #232-1963 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 9-passenger 4-dr hard top wagon. S/N 8733149854. Tan/maroon vinyl & fabric. Equipped with dual unattractive fender mirrors, eight-lug wheels, and Super Hydra-Matic transmission, which was a $231 option. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,050. Price paid was most reasonable but the car won't generate much excitement at the next Show n' Shine without Tri-Power. Will still make a good Saturday night top-down cruiser, and a little paint work will go a long way. Odo: 64,617 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Windshield delaminating, paint worn here and there, but very attractive interior. Engine clean with no noted issues. Equipped with roof rack. Three-speed push-button transmission standard on New Yorker. One of only 1,244 9-passenger wagons built. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,870. 104 #387-1964 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 4Y85Z163635. Raven Black/ black vinyl. Odo: 30,975 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Raven Black paint worn with scratches on nose. Trim pitted, driver's seat split. On Kelsey-Hayes wires. There was no miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. Paint has been well maintained, interior in good order, trim dented here and there. Original sales contract with car. Equipped with factory power top and air, both unusual options. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,930. These were given a bum rap by Nader, Sports Car Market #187-1963 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 863P121829. Red/white vinyl/white vinyl. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to have been recently repainted, but has numerous chips and orange peel throughout. Window fit off a bit, trim pitted. White vinyl seats slightly soiled. Engine clean but not detailed. top. S/N 494475H904719. Shell Beige/black vinyl. Odo: 32,185 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Last year for the original Riviera body style. Right front headlight bezel pitted, but clamshell hidden headlights function correctly. Deluxe interior with walnut paneling on instrument panel and console, and factory a/c. Equipped with Rally wheels and Super Turbine transmission. A well presented example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,153. This sold for middle-ofthe-road money, but it was a better-than-average example in the right color for the desert and equipped with working factory air. Now it's money in the bank, and the buyer will do just fine when it's time to move on down the line. Well bought indeed. #143-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza convertible. S/N 105675L124010. White/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 94,377

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Online sales of contemporary cars. 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Fresh Meat McCormick Palm Springs, CA and the market has never accepted them. Price paid here was a bit light, but the new owner has to put up with all the taunting. Even so, well bought. Date sold: 12/24/2010 eBay auction ID: 160522828327 Seller Type: Private Party in Encinitas, CA Seller ID: at538 Sale Type: Used car with 69 miles. VIN: ZFF67NFA9B0176729 Details: Corsa Red over beige leather. 7-speed dualclutch. Daytona seats. Scuderia shields. Sale result: $340,000, 1 Buy-It-Now bid, sf 185. MSRP: $225,325 (base) Other current offering: Continental Autosports, Hinsdale, IL, www.continentalautosports.com asking $309,895 for a red/tan 2010 with 590 miles. 2011 Land Rover Range Rover Super Sport #403-1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 5Y85Z169539. White/black fabric/white vinyl. Odo: 12,301 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint not flawless but in good order, interior has no major faults. Complicated deck lid in good working condition. Equipped with swing-away wheel. Modern CD player stalled, but original in trunk. Original wheels not included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,915. This was strong money, but there was little to fault, so I'll call it well bought and sold. Would prefer the original wheels, but no biggie. #215-1979 CLENET SERIES 2 roadster. S/N CLE792017. Black/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 75,100 miles. Side panel wood cracking, swirls and blemishes in black paint, steering wheel loose. Weird red wire wheels and Olds hood ornament. Walnut burl dash. A neo-classic that was popular in the era, one of hidden in trunk. Only about 6,800 T-Bird convertibles built in ‘65. Same body as the 1964 model, with a few minor trim changes. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,485. Price paid was market correct for a ‘65 without air and in above-average condition. Seller worked his car and was rewarded with a nice sale. Well done on both sides. #82-1965 Date sold: 12/24/2010 eBay auction ID: 180602879700 Seller Type: Land Rover Dealer Seller: Jaguar Land Rover Lakeside, Macomb, MI, 248.830.1055, www.jaguarlandroverlakeside.com Sale Type: New car, in stock. VIN: SALSH2E49BA268320 Details: “Only USA buyers. This vehicle has 510hp, navigation, heated seats, reverse back-up camera and more options! This vehicle is priced to sell.” Sale result: $70,325, 1 bid, sf 63. MSRP: $73,345 base Other current offering: Momentum Motors, Houston, TX, www.momentumcars.com, asking $80,345 for a nearly identical white/tan vehicle. 2011 Porsche 911 C4S Cabriolet Date sold: 01/05/2011 eBay auction ID: 320636489906 Seller Type: Independent Dealer Seller: Exotic Motors Midwest, Chesterfield, MO, 314.561.9766, www.exoticmotorsmidwest.com Sale Type: Used car with 986 miles. VIN: WP0CB2A96BS754074 Details: Meteor Gray over Sand Beige Leather. AWD. 3.8L Horizontal Six making 385 bhp. Sale result: $108,888, 14 bids, sf 103 MSRP: $123,760 Other current offering: Inskip Porsche, Warwick, RI, www.inskip.porschedealer.com, asking $112,877 for a used one with 293 miles. ♦ 106 Thunderbolt V8 engine, very rare factory a/c. Sliding top makes for a most unusual wagon. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,640. The new owner will be the only one in the ‘hood with one of these. Price paid was fair considering the quality and a/c. Rear sliding roof very cool also. Will be a smash at the next Studebaker gathering. #192-1971 BUICK RIVERIA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494871H923737. Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 61,667 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A strong presentation. First year for the boattail design. Equipped with factory a/c. Full-Flo ventilation, Hydra-Matic transmission, power front disc brakes, and dual exhaust standard. Driver's arm rest split. Aftermarket radio in ing radios, radar, shotgun rack, light bar on top, and push bar in front. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,820. Bought by a dealer, so we will see this one again. Doubt if you can license it, so just a novelty. Will quiet down your rowdy neighbors in a hurry. © Sports Car Market STUDEBAKER COMMANDER 4-dr wagon. S/N C511598. Black/black vinyl & fabric. Odo: 75,171 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recent respray to high standard, brightwork acceptable, with scratches on window trim. Luggage rack, Canadian-built only 187 Series 2 cars built. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,553. Built in Santa Barbara for the likes of Farrah Fawcett and Rod Stewart. These get advertised in the $35k–$50k range, but who knows if they ever sell. Price paid here seemed a bit light, if these are your thing. First thing I would do is change the wheels and buy some big gold chains. #96-1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA police car 4-dr sedan. S/N 2FAEP71W3XX142765. White/tan fabric. Odo: 103,401 miles. 4.6-L V8, 4-bbl, auto. A cop car from the City of Frederick. Paint and body in as-used condition. All the gear includ

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA Classic California Auction Vintage consignments and items from the Bud Ekins Estate took center stage, drawing the most interest at this year's Classic California sale Company Bonhams & Butterfields Date November 13, 2010 Location Los Angeles, CA Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive lots sold / offered 62/88 Sales rate 70% Sales total $1,446,338 High sale 1958 Bentley Flying Spur, sold at $130,200 Buyer's premium 1958 Bentley Flying Spur was flying high Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T his year's edition of the annual Bonhams and Butterfields auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum featured the collection of Triumph dealer, stuntman, and motorcycle racer Bud Ekins, who passed away in 2007. He was best known for the stunt work in “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt,” doubling for Steve McQueen on both occasions. It was Bud Ekins who performed the famous 80-foot jump over the fence in “The Great Escape.” He is also credited with about 80 motorcycle stunts in other movies. Ekin's motorcycle racing career began at an early age, and by the early '50s he was recognized as America's finest off-road racer. He developed an interest in pre1916 motorcycles, preferably of U.S. origin, and at one time owned in excess of 130 examples, many of which were offered at this sale. Bud Ekins also had an interest in early cars, and two REOs from his estate were offered. Both were thought to have been painted by Von Dutch. Neither was operational, and the 1905 16-horsepower Roadster realized $35,100, while the larger 1908 18/20-horsepower Tourer sold for $54,990. A very impressive 1908 DelaunayBelleville Type H4, which was also painted and pinstriped by Von Dutch, sold for $128,000, although it was not in running order either. Bonhams also offered several hundred lots of memo- rabilia including trophies and other pieces of interest from Ekin's estate. Two of his trophies, along with a 108 17% on the first $100,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices photograph of Steve McQueen and Ekins holding them, brought $4,575, while a fourpage handwritten letter from McQueen to Ekins realized an impressive $3,010. The King of Cool is still a major attraction. The Ekins lots were combined with other cars as well, including a 1967 Jaguar XKE convertible that made $52,650, a 1958 Bentley Flying Spur that sold for $130,200, a 1974 Jensen Interceptor convertible that brought $29,250, and a 1949 Hudson Commodore convertible in need of restoration that made $10,530. One of the more interesting non-Ekins lots was a 1931 Ford Model A roadster that had seen screen time in several Hollywood films alongside Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Although it was in need of some freshening, the $23,400 paid was on the light side considering the car's history. Quite a few later-model American lots were also available here, but a fair num- ber failed to sell, indicating that most of the interest in the room was geared toward the bikes and vintage lots. Notable no-sales included a 1965 Plymouth Satellite coupe that failed at $42,000, and a pair of 1969 Ford Mustang fastbacks: a Mach 1 428 CJ fastback that was bid to $75,000, and a GT 390 that returned to its seller at $40,000. Bonhams & Butterfields presented a Sales Totals diverse auction with an entertaining mix of motorcycles, memorabilia, and significant motorcars. And although this year's event fell a bit short of last year's $2m total from 90 of 122 lots, there was still plenty of interest in the consignments available. Over two-thirds of the automotive offerings found new homes, and in a still recovering market, that should certainly be considered a success. ♦ $1.5m $2m $.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA ENGLISH #424-1949 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY 16 HURRICANE drophead coupe. S/N C165290. Eng. # E165225. Black/tan canvas/ red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 95,714 miles. Paint marginal, brightwork pitted, grille badly tarnished. Trunk area has ripples and dents. Engine area messy and has not been run in years. Equipped with unique grille and built-in headlights low work lies ahead. In keeping with its murky history, perhaps it can be rented out for other clandestine activities when completed. #436-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series 1 convertible. S/N 1E 14777. Eng. # 7E 122489. Red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 45,094 miles. Well maintained, with minor wear on driver's bolster and a few paint flaws. Acceptable brightwork and panel fit. A strong to the ground. From the first English firm to produce fresh cars after WWII. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,455. From the same collection that offered the other English marques from long-term storage. A rare and unusual car that will have the blokes at the All British Field Meet taking note. #462-1958 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR 4-dr sedan. S/N BC68LBY. Silver/black leather. Odo: 55,553 miles. An original, lowmileage Bentley, paint well maintained, body straight with excellent panel fit. Package tray stained and kick panel loose. Elegant H.J. Mulliner styling on Continental chassis. From driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,650. Prices for anything less than a perfect Series 1 are well off their high of a few years back. This was a very presentable example and it sold for a market-correct price. Would have been worth at least another $5k three years ago. #438-1970 TRIUMPH T140 Bonneville motorcycle. S/N KD27229. Eng. # T140VNX01160. Black. Restored and heavily modified. 750-cc twin engine has been rebuilt and shifter has been moved to the right side. Tank has hand-painted pinstripes by Von Dutch, along with his logo. Rare Bates the estate of Maria Helen Smith, who financed and built the Disneyland Hotel in 1955. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $130,200. A striking Bentley with documented mileage. Sold for well above the estimates, but the price paid was in line with the market, considering this one's exceptional condition. #433-1963 LAND ROVER SERIES IIA Safari suv. S/N 25108402B. Black & green camo/green canvas/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 15,009 miles. Has not run in more than five years, stored for an untold length of time. Aluminum body dinged and dented. Paint poor with chips, scratches, and lifting in places. Interior tattered, with incorrect driver's seat. Gun mounts in cargo area, so may have seen military or other nefarious use. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,335. Certainly cheap enough, and there is an active following for these, but a ton of 110 footpeg rubbers and custom seat. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. This bike did not create a lot of excitement, as the Von Dutch pinstriping was not very elaborate. Price bid missed the mark but not by much. Another couple grand should have owned the bike. #489-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR convertible. S/N 23101105. Dark blue/tan with period Cosworth V8 Turbo engine. Ready for the vintage racing events. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,740. The $5k to $10k estimates were quickly forgotten as bidders flew past them. An entry to vintage racing, but could very well be an expensive entry, depending on the condition of the Cosworth. Confirming its history will add to the package. FRENCH #411-1908 DELAUNAY-BELLEVILLE TYPE H4 phaeton. S/N 2587. Eng. # 2587. Green & black/black fabric/black leather. RHD. Poor paint and dull brass. Not running, with split front tire and no carburetor. Lots of work ahead, but just might be well worth it. From the Bud Ekins Estate. Round radiator is from the company's boiler-making origins. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $128,000. Known as the French Rolls-Royce, used by tsars, kings, and gangsters. Most of these were 6-cylinder cars, but a few 4-cylinder examples were built. The buyer was not to be denied, and the bidding quickly blew by the $30k–$35k estimates. Sports Car Market fabric/tan leather. Odo: 77,846 miles. Recent respray with new top and interior. Driver's seatback broken but that's an easy fix. Ten years of production totaled less than 6,500, production ceasing in August of 1976. An attractive Euro-American hybrid with smart British styling and Chrysler parts available at the NAPA store. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,250. These continue to be a good value, as they are attractive and wicked quick with the big Chrysler 440 V8. Prices have not moved much in the last decade, and this is about the market, regardless of what the price guides claim. #485-1981 MARCH ENGINEERING 81C race car. S/N 195. Yellow/yellow vinyl. A former CART racing car, thought to be the March 81C once campaigned by the Whittington brothers in races including the Indy 500. Fitted

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA years. Needs everything. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,190. The catalog called this a project for the “committed enthusiast,” and I'd say that was an understatement. A couple of optimistic bidders went for it, however, bidding it to double the pre-sale estimate. BEST BUY #423-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104210017818. White/tan canvas/ They were a bit low, but wow—this was quite a surprise for a car with unknown mechanical status. GERMAN #432-1950 DAIMLER DB18 Empress 4-dr sedan. S/N 91502. Gray & black/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 20,195 miles. Paint chipped here and there, wheel covers badly pitted. Leather interior cracked and worn. The Royal Empress was powered by the Special Sport engine and described as “custom built for the connoisseur,” with razor-edge styling. Only 95 dent coil spring suspension. The smaller sibling to the iconic 300SL. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,630. These have been moving up the charts, even though they are underpowered. The clean lines and resemblance to the 300SL make them an inexpensive alternative. With no glaring issues, this one was well bought and should be money in the bank. #426-1965 DAIMLER MAJESTIC Major produced, and 60 are registered by the owner's club. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,020. Daimler fanatics must've had a field day here with all the restoration projects to choose from. This example was not as major an undertaking as the others, and the finished project will be worth the effort. A most elegent coachbuilt Daimler. #427-1958 DAIMLER 104 4-dr sedan. S/N 90174. Eng. # 87758. Maroon/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 14,212 km. Backyard respray. Body straight but hood a bit battered with dents and ripples. Trim pitted and windshield seals poorly repaired. Leather cracked and worn, 4-dr sedan. S/N 137662. Eng. # 94484. White/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 49,070 miles. Rescued from long-term storage, along with several other cars in the sale. Rust in lower panels, rear bumper rusty. Interior leather and wood trim decay. With original tool roll and log books. The fourth-generation 911, with fuel injection to pass emissions and a federally mandated 5-mph front bumper. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,965. The 911S is more desirable for its greater power, but for the price paid here, this will still make a fun weekend cruiser. Top of the range for a nice looking driver of this vintage. AMERICAN #409-1905 REO MODEL B roadster. S/N 1138. Eng. # 1138. Cream/black leather. RHD. Not in running order. Has the original brass Atwood headlights and a Rushmore searchlight. Ransom Eli Olds left Oldsmobile in 1904 worn. Equipped with Borg-Warner automatic transmission. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,223. Not a project for the faint of heart. Rust was obvious, but who knows what evils lurk under the hood? A brave buyer indeed. #449-1967 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 wood suffering from water damage, carpet worn, headliner loose. Engine shows signs of lower end leaks and hasn't been started in 112 Samba 21-window bus. S/N 257024912. Red & white/oatmeal fabric. Odo: 79,098 miles. A recent restoration of a 21-window “Samba” with skylight windows and Golde sunroof. Roof rack and radio. Attractive paint and interior, 108-horsepower engine upgrade. Sports Car Market red leather. Odo: 47,169 miles. Stated to have been restored many years back. Still presentable. Body straight and solid. Very nice leather interior. The 190SL was introduced in 1954 and entered production the following year. They had roll-up windows and four-wheel indepen- Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,975. Ever since a 1966 Westfalia Camper brought $99k at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August 2005 (SCM# 38911), sellers have been looking for the under-bidder to no avail. Price paid here is in line with recent high-quality examples. See the German Profile, February 2011, p. 54. #469-1974 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 9114103141. Guards Red/tan leather. Odo: 12,133 miles. Three owners from new with original interior and paint. Factory a/c. Has been well maintained but polished wheels not all that attractive. No noticeable signs of rot or

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA and founded REO. The Model B was a singlecylinder roadster that was produced from 1905 until 1910. About 499 were produced. From the Bud Ekins Estate. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,100. Sold for well above the pre-sale estimates of $12k–$15k, which is rather surprising since it was not running, and it was further stated that the mechanical condition was unknown. Hopefully the new owner can turn a wrench, or he just might be facing some rather expensive bills. #410-1908 REO 18/20 tourer. S/N 12120. Eng. # 12120. Maroon/black fabric/black leather. RHD. Thought to have been painted by Von Dutch. Brass dull and paint stained. Not operational, mechanical condition unknown. Period-correct brass Rushmore headlamps and sidelamps. Two-cylinder models made between 1905 and 1910 at a cost of $1,250. From These were very common in the era, as they were inexpensive and reliable. It would take serious time and money to return it to its prior glory, so might be better just to get it running properly and use it as a surviving original. #408-1925 HARLEY-DAVIDSON JD mo- torcycle. S/N 25JDCB15894. Eng. # 25JDCB15894. Olive green. Odo: 1,557 miles. An older restoration that was from the Bud Ekins Estate. Seat missing, but said to be in running order. 74-ci V-twin engine with the Estate of Bud Ekins. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $54,990. Owned by Steve McQueen's buddy, Bud Ekins, and that may have had some effect on the final price. But it's a leap of faith spending this kind of money on a non-running car with unknown gremlins. #406-1915 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 11F motorcycle & sidecar. S/N 1300K. Renault Gray. Stated to be roadworthy and licensed. Equipped with 2-speed hub and 3-speed sliding gear transmission. V-twin engine with magneto ignition and chain drive. From the Bud Ekins Estate and may have once been in Steve McQueen's collection. Rogers sidecars were #407-1918 CLEVELAND 13.5-CI light- weight motorcycle. S/N 12273. Black. A very original lightweight Cleveland that could run all day at 30-40 mph. Has the expected bumps and bruises. Complete, except missing tool box cover. A serious restoration project. From the Bud Ekins Estate. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,775. Featured in several Hollywood movies, including the Andy Hardy series starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. Modified by Andy Hardy with chrome wheels, wind wings, rearmounted spare and tires. Restored in mid-'70s. Needs some attention, but an interesting piece of movie history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,400. Not all that much money for a documented movie star. If you were of age to remember Mickey and Judy, then this was just the ticket. Hope it is displayed with all the correct props and photographs. #450-1933 CHEVROLET SERIES CB 1/2-ton pickup. S/N 5CB0735251. Eng. # 836915. Green/gray cloth. Odo: 82,105 miles. An unrestored “barn find” in as-worked condition. Used but not abused, appears to be complete, but needs everything. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $3,042. Price paid was certainly cheap enough, but if the new owner decides to restore this, some serious check writing is on the way. Good Rat Rod potential. Would be cool to leave cosmetics as-is, fix the mechanicals, and cause a commotion wherever you go. 3-speed sliding transmission. 6-volt generator and battery. Appears to be a reasonable restoration project. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,700. This sold for well under the low estimate, and time will tell it if was a bargain or not. After being in storage all these years, it's impossible to know what issues are lurking. #412-1931 FORD MODEL A roadster. S/N A4736318. Eng. # A4736318. Brown & black/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,383 miles. sold by Harley-Davidson in 1915. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,140. This could be detailed and used as-is or would be a relatively easy restoration. Possible McQueen ownership would be a plus. Price paid was on the aggressive side, but sidecars always seem to add a bit to the mix. 114 $5,000. He updated the design and sold them as American Bantams from 1937 until 1941. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,890. The inspiration for Donald Duck's car. These have a cult following and bring adult money when properly restored. It would not take much to make something out of this, so consider it well bought. #447-1940 AMERICAN BANTAM MODEL 65 roadster. S/N 65793. Light yellow/tan fabric/maroon vinyl. Odo: 1,633 miles. Sports Car Market #467-1939 AMERICAN BANTAM MODEL 60 roadster. S/N 62189. Green & tan/tan fabric/tan vinyl. Odo: 112 miles. Paint scratched and a bit edgy, brightwork dull and scratched. Engine fitted with Morris Minor unit that doubled horsepower. Bantams were made by the American Austin Co. until 1935, when company was purchased by Roy Evans for

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA An older restoration showing its age, but would be easy to re-do. Equipped with period also added. Accessory Continental kit added at some point. Factory top and windows. Good potential. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $10,530. If these are worth in the high $50s in excellent condition, it's just a question of getting there from here. The buyer will have to do a lot of the heavy lifting and will need to have a little luck with the engine gremlins to stay above water. #414-1950 FORD F-47 pickup. S/N BD83H508939. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 54,064 miles. A very attractive pickup, fully restored in 2006 and well maintained since. New paint and interior with little evidence of use. Canadian Fords were designated by their gross radio and heater. One of just 800 Bantams of any description sold in 1940, and production ended the following year. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,380. Cute as heck, if microcars are your thing. Price paid was cheap enough and left some dollars available for a respray and other needed improvements. Perfect for the 4th of July parade with a bunch of excited kids on board. #435-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE convertible. S/N 6445824. Lockhaven Green/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 41,595 miles. Restored in late 1990s and still very presentable. Paint showing age but interior nice. Minor scratches on brightwork, body straight and solid. The Super Deluxe is easily recognized by its windshield wipers, twin visors, plastic Kelobra Dollar Look.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,870. Last seen at Bonhams' Tacoma auction in September 2010, where it was not sold at $9,000 (SCM# 166072). If you had a spot in your garage for this, it was a bargain and could have easily sold for another $5k. It was from Oregon, so a/c was not an issue, but a Southern California buyer might mind. Well bought. vehicle weight, thus the 4,700-pound half-ton was an F-47. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $38,025. This well-presented Canadian pickup sold for sizable premium over its American counterpart. Restoring this for the price paid would be a challenge, so I'll call this fat-fendered Ford both well sold and well bought. #416-1954 CHEVROLET SERIES 3100 pickup. S/N H54N020932. Eng. # 3335916. Blue/gray fabric. Odo: 66,419 miles. In decent but somewhat neglected condition. Body reasonably straight with a few dents and bruises. Paint faded, trim well past its prime. Engine filthy, wood in bed worn. Replacement front grain-trimmed dash, and bright trim on the runningboard and grille. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,290. These are not rare, as, at a list price of $950, more than 30,000 were produced. This example was well maintained, and with only a few minor issues, it can be driven and enjoyed with no financial downside when it's time to move on. #431-1949 HUDSON COMMODORE convertible. S/N 49454452. Blue/tan canvas/ tan vinyl. Odo: 30,614 miles. Stored in an open barn since 1972 and ravaged by time and the elements. Original engine replaced with Hornet H-Power Six in 1959 and Hydra-Matic bumper. On aftermarket alloy wheels. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,744. A weekend's worth of work would do wonders on this truck. The cost of restoration would be prohibitive, but check out the mechanicals, and you just might be good to go. Could very well prove to be an excellent buy. #455-1955 CHRYSLER WINDSOR Deluxe Nassau coupe. S/N W5518585. Jewel Black/black & white vinyl. Odo: 55,220 miles. Paint dull and trim pitted. Interior show signs of wear. No glaring issues on a rather basic car. (Nassau was the entry-level model.) Outside March 2011 115 mission. Front disc brakes also added. A bit edgy. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. It's hard to understand why someone would modify an American icon. The owner will lose far more than the cost of the modifications when he's ready to sell, as confirmed by top bid here. #444-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S109074. Sateen Silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 35,437 miles. 327-ci 250-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. A oneowner car that has been well used and never restored. Stated to have been maintained as needed with a lacquer respray some years back. #417-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N C56L024055. Mint green & ivory/white vinyl/green vinyl & fabric. Odo: 48,000 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hood fit uneven and chrome scratched. Seams split on front seat. “Speedline” styling with distinctive two-tone bodyside treatment. Original 265 V8 replaced with crate 350 and Turbo 350 trans- mirror added as they were not required until 1990. A Virgil Exner car with the “100 Million

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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA Trim pitted and scratched. Paint dull and lacking luster. Vinyl interior worn. California black plates and original pink slip. Factory hard top. A driver at best. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $47,970. Originality is one thing, neglect is another—this Corvette now needed some TLC. Price offered should have been enough to buy the car. #472-1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 2-dr hard top. S/N 3245103935. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 85,749. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. The Commando Street Wedge 426 V8 was a $483 option and is “believed” to have been born with car, but no documentation. Has some body issues, paint stained in a few places. Brightwork acceptable, with a few scratches and minor with no build sheet, invoice, or any documentation whatsoever. Biscayne was entry level but could be ordered with any engine Chevrolet offered. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,530. It's hard to understand what was going on here. Maybe the new owner has plans to go find a periodcorrect 427 and 4-speed at some expense, but he'll still have an undocumented car. Go figure. #486-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO dents. Interior in good condition. A Saturday night cruiser. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,400. If the engine had been documented, the value would have been about double what was paid here. For that kind of money, I would have expected the seller to put in more effort to back up his claim. Buyers were not going to make that leap of faith, so the car sold for basic Plymouth Belvedere money. #471-1965 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE coupe. S/N R451243934. Eng. # 25322302. Ruby Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 66,649. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A real sleeper, restored with correct color and interior to factory specification, but with beefed-up transmission from a ‘72 Plymouth and other performance of time with expected issues. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,040. There was a real lack of information available on this car. You'd think the seller would at least provide basic specs and notes regarding performance, modifications, etc, as all that is critical to achieve top dollar on a car like this. As it was a bit of a gamble, I'd say the price was fair. #420-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 9R02R161544. Pastel Gray & black/Black Clarion knit. Odo: 14,106 miles. mods under the hood. Max Wedge 426, 3.23 rear end, battery moved to trunk. On Cragar mags. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. Owner was with the car all day for questions, but to no avail, as it failed to hit an acceptable number. This wasn't really a muscle car crowd, so better luck next time out. #483-1967 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 427 coupe. S/N 154118U209802. Light green/ 116 Sports Car Market and seat bolster worn. Appears to have had an acceptable respray. Overall decent condition, but I have a hard time getting warmed up to these. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The market for these vanished some years back. The question is, are they worth more than was bid here? Not in my opinion. © Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N591946. Orange & black/orange & black vinyl. Odo: 63,621 miles. A fully caged and tubbed drag racer, parachuteequipped. Reported to run in the 8-second range with trap speeds of 150 mph. Engine not stock, and no information available as to modifications. In storage for extended period car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,870. The Trans Am Special Editions, along with the Red Bird and Sky Bird, bring a bit more of a premium compared to what was paid here. Take off the T-tops and pretend you are Jerry Reed pounding out “East Bound and Down.” #470-1981 PHILLIPS BERLINA coupe. S/N 1G1AY8761B106297. White & tan/tan leather. Odo: 61,296. One of a slew of replicas or neo-classics built in the ‘70s and '80s. This one built on a 1981 stretched Corvette chassis with Corvette L82 running gear. Carpets soiled tan & light green vinyl. Odo: 35,999 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint chipped here and there with seams splitting to seats. No engine or transmission. Touted as an original 427—but 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mileage verified as original, has its original factory window sticker and a Marti Report. R-Code 428 Cobra Jet with Ram Air and C6 Select-Shift Cruise-O-Matic. Also equipped with a/c, power steering, and tilt-away wheel. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. A striking example of a low-mileage, very original Cobra Jet. Top bid was nowhere near the money, as a documented R-Code CJ in this condition should push six figures—especially with so few miles. Seller will get his price, it's just a question of where. #473-1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2FS87N216410. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 25,310 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Appears to have been well maintained, with minor signs of use. Body straight and solid, interior with minor wear. Famed design on hood and fitted with manual transmission. Endura nose and Rally II wheels. The “Smokey and the Bandit”

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eBay Motors Online Sales Catches of the Month Big Tuna Keepers and pint-sized Minnows Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics E ach month tens of thousands of cars are offered on eBay Motors. This month we look at some sports car keepers and some tiny mites. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) reclining bucket seats. All original body panels in excellent shape. We recovered the seats and replaced the dash pad and weatherstripping. Runs and drives extremely well and can be driven home with no worries.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,500. Said to be one of just 1,500 built. Looking like a bowler hat festooned with rally lamps, there was something so dorky and yet so cool about this 123GT. While this was a big price, rarity and condition seem to justify it. #330504572969-1968 ALFA ROMEO 4R KEEPERS #230567584706-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MkI roadster. S/N HBN7L5918. Eng. # 7830. Colorado Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 58,432 miles. 50 Photos. Lancaster, PA. “Purchased in 1971 as a tired used car for the sum of $600. The owner then drove the car as a daily driver, totaling 48,000 road miles in one year! The Healey was then parked for many years and generally forgotten. In 1979 the owner undertook a complete frame-off restoration. Since the owner was an Engineer ZAGATO roadster. S/N AR393078. Eng. # 16516. White & black/gray vinyl. Odo: 10,290 miles. 17 Photos. Wilmington, DE. Looks to be in fantastic fettle. 1 of 92 made by Zagato, mimicking the lines of the 1930s 1750 Gran Sport on a contemporary chassis. “Strictly Garage Kept. All original documentation. No Body Work. No Paint Work. No Performance Alterations. Original Miles of 10,290. Giulia 96-cu.-in. engine 106 horsepower SAE. 100 in June of 2009... Bloomington Gold award with a score of 99.4%... Muscle Car Nationals Triple Diamond award with a score of 99.2%. Car is extremely correct and quite stunning; appears as new from every angle. The 4 speed t-10 transmission shifts crisply and feels right. The engine is completely numbers matching.” 26 bids, sf 47. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,099. This high price was perfectly appropriate for an absolutely top notch example in an interesting color combination. Fair to all parties. by trade, every step of this restoration has been carefully documented and photographed.” BMC Heritage certificate shows ivory as the original color. 7 bids, sf 70. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,100. Says the old investor's adage, “Get in on the dips.” Although the older, noname restoration relegates this car to secondtier status, only two years ago this car might have been worth 50% more than this winning bid. The collector market does have its fads, but Healey 3000s will always be a solid staple. If you wanted a nice one to drive, this was good opportunity. Fair deal all around. #170581321293-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N 00867S103735. Black/white canvas/red leather. Odo: 28 miles. 290-hp V8, 4-sp. 24 Photos. Moorestown, NJ. “Frame off restoration completed in May of 2009. Received a 98.2 % Regional Top Flight 118 #280606939265-1967 VOLVO 123GT 2-dr sedan. S/N 133351M266403. White/brown vinyl. Odo: 63,249 miles. 15 Photos. Hayesville, NC. “Purchased in southern California, an original rust-free black plate car. Has been repainted once in original California white. All GT options are in place and function as they should—GT steering wheel, driving lights with Volvo covers, dash mounted tachometer, overdrive, fender mirrors, and miles per hour. Folding windshield.” 38 bids, sf 176. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $60,676. Well, I suppose if Ford built a Model T roadster replica on a Ranger pickup platform, the comparatively small and fat modern wheels would look as goofy and out of proportion as these did here. And yet, there's no simple fix for that which wouldn't destroy the inherent value. Thus, there isn't really an Alfisti following for this awkward-looking model. But, lo and behold, the last two in our database crossed $60k. Price was market correct but something of an enigma. If you wanted one, this was the one to buy. #160524474267-1986 JEEP GRAND WAGONEER suv. S/N 1JCNJ15U4GT044790. Buttercup Yellow & wood grain/brown leather. Odo: 94,500 miles. 24 Photos. Modesto, CA. “Garage KEPT its whole life! This car looks new, drives new and has never been driven into the snow areas and never used for off-road! 94500 Orignal Miles all documented in owner log book kept since 1992! Very special, completely original and a true beauty in a rare color. Clean, rust-free frame and undercarriage match the rich glossy original topside paint! Sports Car Market

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Original motor with a 3 speed transmission runs fine. It has been used for the last 9 years in local parades and fund raising events. There is perfect working order. The brakes were gone. I did a complete restoration and removed the body. I stripped it to the bare frame, blasted and painted everything and reassembled the chassis with [many new parts]. Everything was inspected and replaced as necessary. The Minty and sharp, this unit drives just as tight, smooth and strong.” 17 bids, sf 393. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,860. Not known for their reliability, these wagons are nevertheless prized when in perfect condition. Featured in countless Hollywood movies (imcdb.org shows four pages of results for the model), the final evolution of the venerable Brooks Stevens design is an enduring icon of the 1980s Preppy lifestyle. As Gen Xers wax nostalgic over the coming decades, the very best examples—and only the very best—will continue to be a good investment. Market price, for now. CROSLEYS #190391679987-1947 CROSLEY convert- ible. S/N CC4721315. Metallic green/cream canvas/tan leather. Odo: 57,799 miles. 20 Photos. Paducah, KY. “Restored to highest standards and needs nothing that I know of. The owner is 84 years old and says it time to let someone else enjoy it. Hydraulic brakes have been updated using later Crosley hydraulic parts. New radial tires, tasteful black carpet replaces original rubber mat. Some real neat little mirrors have been added to the top of the doors. 1950 Pontiac tail lights. Body is nearly a cart included with this vehicle. The cart can hold up to 12 people. This is a neat and fun vehicle that gets alot of attention and is street legal.” 15 bids, sf 1701. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,500. My local fire chief drives a Smart car, and I don't think he is trying to look like a clown; just saving money on gas. This rig would do both of those things, although being older than most fire chiefs it probably shouldn't be counted on to start when you need it to. I was neither hot nor cold about the price—five years ago when the economy was on fire, frivolous fun like this might have pulled 50% more, but today with such exuberance all but extinguished, the seller was lucky to find warm reception at all. #320612381522-1950 CROSLEY Special sports racer. Gray primer/aluminum. 8 Photos. Elliot, ME. Rolling chassis in background, shell in foreground. Set up as a roller. Midsection of chassis appear nicely restored, roll bar looks new. “Early H Mod. Car was in storage about 30 years... Crosley powered, MG transmission, and Crosley rear. Comes with NOS Jabro fg body minus nose. A new nose is available for sale locally. Believed to have raced at Lime Rock and Thompson Conn. Sold car now operates and drives very well. Never rusted, butchered or wrecked.” Several minor needs noted. 4 bids, sf 621. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,500. ROI calculations for the seller should be simple with a cost basis of $3,250, exactly half of this sale price ($500 more than he was asking on the Crosley gang classifieds). Of course the new parts probably ate all the profit, even before pricing labor at zero dollars per hour. It sounds like he had fun doing the work, but with this kind of return, one has to wonder why he didn't just keep it. It can't be too hard to store a Crosley; you just need a big enough tablecloth. Well bought, all told. #330508242352-1952 CROSLEY SPECIAL “Bogus Lotus” sports racer. S/N 104120. Metallic green & gold/aluminum. RHD. Odo: 23,250. 23 Photos. Bridgton, NY. “This is the worlds one and only ever produced ‘bogus lotus' this car was raced in california in the 1960s powered by a crosley inline 4 cylinder engine and backed by a 4 speed manual transmission all mounted into an aluminum center body. Disk brakes. This racer was rediscovered in 1987 in riverside california, since flawless, interior looks to be perfect, top shows no wear or tares. Starts with push of a button.” 19 bids, sf 90. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $12,300. What's the best Crosley in the world worth? Now we know. People don't buy microcars for performance—the aesthetics drive the purchase, and this one came together very nicely. Well bought, though I bet the buyer is scheming to flip it at a high-end physical auction in the very near future. #310229790418-1948 CROSLEY WAGON custom convertible pickup. S/N CC40290. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 43,538 miles. 8 Photos. Urbanna, VA. “Converted in the fifties into a replica of a mini fire truck.” Wagon roof removed. “Fire Dept.” Signage, sirens, lights, and ladders added. “It was used for carnival rides. Rides were .15 cents! March 2011 with 2 Crosley motors and misc. spare parts.” 24 bids, sf 0. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $3,000. While this looked a solid base for a nice restoration of an interesting little race car, there is still a great deal of expensive, labor-intensive work ahead. This price was at the low end of reasonable, and $5k would not have been unreasonable, had the seller included better documentation of the work done so far and the bits and pieces included. (Because, for example, a new roll bar is useless if it will not pass tech inspection.) #270641855163-1952 CROSLEY HOTSHOT SUPER SPORT roadster. S/N 40024. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 5,800 miles. 9 Photos. Tyler, TX. Seller bought it on eBay in January, says, “I drove it around and the engine, transmission, and rear end were all in has been restored back to race or show quality condition. Great pieace of vintage racing craftmanship... Good title.” 30 bids, sf 138. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,633. While it would be great fun to run local errands with goggles and a leather helmet on, perhaps loading up the bare metal passenger space with grocery bags, this machine was clearly meant for the track. The price achieved was surprisingly high, given the limited information. If the new owner can dig up some key details—like displacement, horsepower, engine builder, log books, history, etc.— he will add significantly to the value of the car. If not, just call this well sold. © 119

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Mystery Photo Answers “Finally, a British roadster with room for the family—and the mechanic.” —Greg Nelson, Milwaukee, WI a new royal limousine.—John Kernan, San Diego, CA MG's entry, although interest- ing, was quickly rejected by Buckingham Palace for William's wedding.—John Malvaso, Victor, NY MG's entry at Pebble Beach in the Fright Pig category.—Ron Varley, St. Louis, MO The British started the stretch RUNNER-UP: Rubber bumpers. How unfortunate.—Mike Harrell, Shoreline, WA Another fine old company was riddled with embarrassment and angst when WikiLeaks outed them.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Unknown to most auto historians, the Lotus John Player Special was the inspiration for the British Leyland limited-production, but rather ungainly, John Holmes MGB Special.—Don Scott, Calistoga, CA Spirits sagged as the new MGXL received less-thanenthusiastic reviews.—Joseph Shubitowski, Sherman Oaks, CA Don't you ever listen? I said the “1980 Limited Edition,” not the Limo Edition.—Jonathan A. Stein, Reading, PA Back in the 1970s, Nigel would go to any length to get the whole-carload price at his local drive-in theatre.—Doug Taber, Cambria, CA And it still won't start in the rain!—William Moran, Springfield, IL Nigel, there is nothing you can do with two rusted out MGBs, by any stretch of the imagination.—Erik Olson, Dublin, CA British Leyland's stillborn MG Phaeton Concept; originally conceived as a means to bring the vagaries of Lucas Electrics to the liveried upper classes.—Jeff Jackson, Evansville, IN …and the driver's seat slides aaaaall the way back for taller drivers.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA After the British Leyland di- saster and trying hard to broaden their market, MG could only afford to retool their current model, hence the introduction of the “All New” MGBC Cabriolimouletsine Roadster. Few were sold—fewer survive.—Jim Rosenthal, via email Anxious to show her support for the government's austerity program, the queen has acquired limo fad with this MGBBB prototype which, sadly, never reached production.—Gary Francis, Chico, CA The NEW, the EXCITING, MGB-GT/cs (don't tell anyone that means “Cowl Shake”) SPECIAL!—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA The MGX Concept—a failure then—but perfect for today's environmentally-conscious sports car enthusiast who belongs to a large carpool.—Rich Daugherty, Pollock, SD Although sorely tempted by the find of a survivor MGBBBBBB, the rubber bumpers killed the deal.—Jan Jurnecka, Aptos, CA Greg Nelson wins a non- stretched SCM cap for finding truth in function. © Comments With Your Renewal Best magazine for petrol heads! This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: February 25, 2011 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, cre- ative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 972084797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Thanks for all you do!—Darren Frank, Charlotte, NC My favorite mag hands down!!!— Joseph Shubitowski, Sherman Oaks, CA Suggest doing a feature on invest- ment clubs that buy/share cars.—David Esch, Pittsburgh, PA I receive many U.S. and European magazines. Yours is my favorite. I especially like getting the online version.—Dean Trenery, Seattle, WA The day my issue comes I stop everything and read it cover to cover.—John Schillerstrom, Naperville, IL Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your continued renewals.—KM 120 Sports Car Market

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SCM Weekly Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: December 20th (754 total votes) What's the best stocking stuffer for the car nut on your list? A. A DVD copy of “Le Mans”: 14.8% B. High-end car polish and microfiber buffing towels: 13% C. A pre-paid gas card: 5.6% D. A scale model of his or her car: 29.6% E. The green light to add to his or her collection: 37% December 13th (1,063 total votes) You're SCM's Secret Santa. Whose Christmas wish do you make come true? A. '73 Volkswagen Thing for Keith, Publisher: 4.8% B. '81 DeLorean for Jim, Managing Editor: 9.5% C. '72 Volvo 1800ES for Bryan, IT Specialist: 12.7% D. '68 C-10 pickup for Chester, Executive Editor: 4.8% E. '60 Triumph TR3A for Molly, Operations Manager: 14.2% F. '57 BMW Isetta for Cody, Sales Executive: 4.8% G. '68 El Camino for Tom, Sales Executive: 0% H. '69 Lotus Europa for Rich, Subscription Coordinator: 15.9% I. '66 Shelby GT350H for Jeff, Art Director: 33.3% December 6th (804 total votes) Which car is best suited as a garage ornament rather than a driver? A. Stanley Steamer: 53.8% B. Vector W8: 24% C. De Tomaso Mangusta: 9.6% D. Hemi ‘Cuda convertible: 12.6% November 29 (1,196 total votes) What's the best $30k Christmas gift to turn a non-car person into a car person? A. 1963 Alfa Romeo 101 1600 Spider Normale: 33.3% B. 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4: 15.9% C. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396: 18.2% January 2011 D. 1972 Porsche 911E 2.4 Coupe: 32.6% Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. 121

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon 1937 Riley 2 1/2-Liter Racing Sports Ground up, no expense spared restoration on a superb car with documented history. Maybe the tightest, quickest Morgan on the planet. A fantastic car in every way. Triumph power with Twin Webers. BR Green, green leather, chrome Dayton wires. $55,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1959 AC Ace Very quick, absolutely reliable, ready to use on street or track, very good condition. $130,000. Contact Guenter- email: Info@OldtimergalerieRosenau.de Website: www.Oldtimergalerie-Rosenau. de. By Freestone and Webb. Complete ownership history from new. National RROC winner. Extensive restoration inc. engine overhaul. The styling is exquisite and the long chassis gives this exceptional car the scale of a Phantom II with the agility of a 20/25. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail. com. (CA) 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Liter Handbook, most tools, and complete ownership history as well as Inskip service history. Just completed a trouble-free 1200 mile tour. A unique opportunity to purchase a 12-cylinder Rolls-Royce with remarkably styled coachwork. Contact Charles805.568.1934, email: eenberg@msn.com Website: www.charlescrail.com. (CA) 1953 Allard K3 Elegant one-off body by Kellner of Paris. Original tools, tea service, and fitted luggage. Payne electric overdrive. Black. $375,000. Contact Fantasy510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1935 MG NA Recent frame-off restoration. 1 of 62. Rebuilt Cadillac 331 V8, de-Dion, considerable documentation. Eligible for prestigious events worldwide. Blue. $159,500. Contact Fantasy510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1955 MG TF 1500 NA Special, campaigned in VSCC races in England, aluminum body, race prepared engine and chassis, recent body off restoration and new supercharger, looks fast, sounds fast, goes fast. $95,000. Contact John- 619.221.1275, email: john.kernan@cox. net. (CA) Only 3300+ TF 1500s were ever built making 122 Sports Car Market Wonderful blend of European styling and American performance. Ford V8 fitted by Ford dealer in 1963. 5k miles on restoration. White. $85,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 1960 Jaguar MK LX 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III V8 Cobra engine, converted in 1965 w/o alteration to chassis. Burgundy metallic, brown leather interior, full restoration 1999-2004. Beautiful car, for the collector! Delivery possible worldwide. More photos available. €225000 ($300330)Contact Racing00.32.475.47.62.88, email: racingbox@skynet.be. 1959 Ace Aceca this matching number car quite rare. It has had a frame-up restoration and fitted with correct leather interior. It drives as new and has an original jack, crank, and tools. $34,995. Contact Northshore847.247.0447, email: nbries1@tds.net Website: www.northshoresportscars.com. 1957 Morgan Plus Four Beautiful condition. Among the last truly coach-built Bentleys. $7,256 in fresh service receipts. New boot and tires. Green. $175,000. Contact Fantasy510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Coupe 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Mulliner Park Ward A spectacular California car finished in black with black leather. All matching numbers. Original books, tools, spare, jack. Perfect mechanicals, gorgeous cosmetics. Ready to perform flawlessly on rallys, tours, or just for weekend cruising. $69,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1968 Jaguar XKE Mint Series 1 1/2 XKE, just had $37k refresh, mechanically and cosmetically beautiful, owned since 1980. $69,995. Contact Danny- 803.920.2941, email: burn4@wctel.net. 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Fully-loaded in pristine condition. Original owner. Contact seller for more photos and details. $89,000. Contact Tony- 805.402.8880, email: tony@ westcord.com. (CA) MG A Rare competition aluminum hard top. $3,000. Contact Jonathan- email: johnathanedwards@ gmail.com. (CA) Impeccable, like new, all original 38,500 miles. All number match, new white wall tires p.s p.b interior. $60,000. Contact Peter- 450.451.6518, email: peter. nicoll@gmail.com. (CA)

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SCM Showcase Gallery French 1928 Renault Boattail Skiff Project 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Midnight blue, gray interior. Original interior with new carpets. Blue top, incl. hard top. 12k original miles. 4-speed, A/C. Original and alloy sets of wheels. Completely restored to concours condition. $67,000. Contact Richard- 506.8817.3057,. 2001 BMW Z3M coupe 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS American 1931 Ford Model A 6-cylinder unfinished wood-bodied project. Chassis restored, new Michelins. Cute, unusual, worthwhile, inexpensive! More photos on request. $7,000. Contact John- 617.721.9366, email: dpisland@ gmail.com. (MA) German 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible No mods, no track, 2nd owner, paper trail from new. Very nice. $25,000. Contact John- 609.567.9200, email: john@desilvioandco.com. (NJ) 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Authentic factory GTS with same owner since late 1970's, two owners total. Perfect condition in every way. Red, black leather. A few tasteful mods that can easily be brought back to original. $75,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1988 Ferrari 328 GTB 23k miles on two owner car. Rare dark green with brown interior. Books, tools, and extra wheels. Drives and looks great. $55,000. Contact Michael310.917.9170,. (CA) 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate Never titled 2005 Carrera GT. As new with only 58 delivery miles. Amazing specimen. Contact Carson650.627.8387, email: figmentwd@gmail.com. (CA) Black plate California car restored to true 100% factory correct concours condition. All matching numbers, original colors of Bahama blue, white interior, white top. All original books, tools. A flawless car, fully sorted to drive as new. $34,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Convertible 18,000 original miles. Silver, light grey leather, black top. Perfect condition. Steptronic, performance package, cold weather package. Harman-Kardon, Xenon, etc. This car is stunning. $33,000. Contact Bill- 707.939.8173, email: billyoung1228@aol. com. (CA) Maybe the best 280 we've ever had in our inventory and a car we've known well for 20 years. Great history, 76,000 original miles. Dark Olive green, cognac leather. rare factory A/C, floor shift automatic. Mint in every way. $85,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupe Presented with competition engine, stock engine is included. $80,000. Contact Klaus- 603.654.6057,. (NH) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC coupe One owner from new until one year ago. Factory special ordered with electric sunroof, 4 speed transmission and special color combination of grey beige with dark green leather. Fully documented service history. All original books and tools, original Becker radio. A superb car that drives as new. $35,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 124 If looking for this combination, can't imagine finding better car. 25k miles, just fully serviced by dealer, w/all needs satisfied at dealer's discretion. $59,000. Contact Ron- 619.297.5844,. (CA) 80,000 km. Rebuilt engine, transaxle, torque tube, new Michelin XWXs and $100k more. $240,000. Contact Peter- 415.897.0862, email: pete33713371@verizon.net. (CA) Laser straight with bare metal respray. FI 289-ci V8, 5-speed, 9” rear end, vented discs, air shocks, etc. Built to haul vintage racecar. 1,700 miles. $12,500. Contact Ron- 562.431.6584,. (CA) Sports Car Market Italian 1959 Fiat Abarth Double Bubble Only 26k certified original miles by two owners, Tubi exhaust, recent major engine service with cam belts and clutch by authorized Ferrari dealer, just freshly serviced by us, high-end stereo upgrade, comes complete with books, records, keys, tools, and floor mats. Comes comprehensively serviced and detailed by our highly regarded Bosch authorized facility. $55,900. Contact Sales- 570.288.6459, email: sales@raycoeuro.com Website: www. raycoeuro.com. 1997 Ferrari F355 Spyder All-original California car, excellent condition, mechanics A-1, new red/white interior, numbers matching, ps, electic seat, no radio from factory. Both tops. $45,000. Contact Peter- 450.451.6518, email: peter.nicoll@gmail.com. (CA) 1964 Ford Ranchero 2006 BMW 300ci convertible Stunning showroom condition. Body, chassis, interior, engine compartment virtually new. White w/tan, 29k miles. $14,950. Contact Jeff704.519.9406, email: ltrepel@gmail.com. (NC) 1996 Ferrari F355 Spyder One of a kind and unique 1955 Chevy Speedster. No expense spared, power rack and pinion steering, power disc brakes, built 350/300hp chromed and polished engine, automatic transmission, chopped windshield, Torch Red leather interior, tilt column, digital dash, AM/FM/CD, 20” Boyd Coddington wheels, less than 500 miles since completion. This car needs nothing. $56,000. Contact Jeff714.457.8395, email: jeff.weststar@sbcglobal. net. (CA) 1955 Ford Thunderbird Over $150,000 spend on fully documented body-off restoration by Woodie specialist. Beautifully cared for since and still in superb condition. Runs and drives beautifully. A fantastic car and an incredible value. $85,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Speedster convertible Personifying the Rat Rod look and culture. Built by Kirby Stafford, Dellahay Street Rods. Bleeds testosterone. Photos and info available, please e-mail. $17,900. Contact Lon- email: Lon@ sedona.net. 1935 Ford Woodie Wagon

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1966 Ford Thunderbird a clone. Ground up restoration, B7 dark blue, black interior. $95,000. Contact Julius- 818.590.2860,. (CA) 1994 Dodge Viper Red RT/10, 202 miles. Stored since purchased. OfferContact Aldo- email: Sheldon_Gantt@msn. com. (OH) 1996 Dodge Viper Medium Sage Gold Metallic, Town Landau hard top. 390-ci V8, PS, PB, PW, Power seat. Everything new or rebuilt, 79,000 miles. $11,500. Contact David360.693.8445,. (WA) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Blue w/White stripes, coupe. 303 miles. Stored since purchased. OfferContact Aldo- email: Sheldon_ Gantt@msn.com. (OH) 1999 Dodge Neon 435, 4-speed. Rally Red. NO HIT. All GM glass. NCRS Top Flight. FSE, headrests, M-21, 3.55 posi, B.O., radials. Documented. Tank sticker. Contact Terryemail: tmichaelis@charter.net. (OH) 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Race car Great track car, has ran NASA with many wins; too much to list. $15,000. Contact Jim- 925.963.0570,. 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Atomic Orange, Champagne leather, paddle shift auto. Ser. III options with Heads Up Display, 6-way driver and passenger power seats. Single hard top. Service record, Mobil One - Perfect. 10,700 miles. $33,000. Contact Henry- email: henry.snider@ comcast.net. (CA) Raced by Don Yenko, Ed Lowther in SCCA, EMRA, IMSA, including Daytona 24. Log book. $42,900. Contact Robert- 302.753.4619, email: CookRLK@ aol.com. (PA) 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Race BMW 635 CSI Factory 426 Hemi with 4-speed. 1 of 59 built. NOT Unique, fast, and beautiful. Full race, cage, cell, fire system, built 350hp inline 6, alloy dash, and tons more. Great spec. sheet. SCCA, NASA, VARA, Race, Track, Enduro, Hill Climb, etc. Log book + spares. Must sell. $7,950. 805.466.1015, email: automojo@hughes.net. ©

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x222 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial.com. (FR) setting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the record- 126 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance California Dream Cars Apprais- als. 888.314.3366, Over 30 years experience in Southern California appraising classic, antique, special interest, muscle and custom to current-year models. Specializing in pre-purchase inspections, stated value insurance appraisals, insurance disputes, and expert witness testimony. For more info, visit our web site. www.caldreamcars.net. (CA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. http://www.saaasinc. com. (CO) 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Motoring Investments. 619-238Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Es- tablished in 1964, Leake Auction Company was one of the first collector car auctions in the country. Unsurpassed customer service has led the company to 40 successful years, selling more than 32,000 vehicles. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Oklahoma City – February 18-19, 2011 at Cox Pavilion San Antonio – April 8-9, 2011 at Freeman Coliseum Tulsa – June 10 – 12, 2011 at QuikTrip Center. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn't successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we're successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction's staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www.motoringinvestments.com. American parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Shelby American Automotobile Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. www.saac.com. (CT) Appraisals Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's Sports Car Market

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automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Buy/Sell/General Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 2shores International. 920-945International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! http://www.2-shores-classics. com/kontakt_us.html. (WI) 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, Brighton Motorsports. West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Carlectibles. 510.745.8675, Offer- ing a unique selection of quality automotive art, classic posters, vintage toys and models, videos, literature, pedal cars, and automobilia that celebrate the history, achievements, evolution and artistry of the automotive industry and motorsport. Visit us today- you're sure to see things you've never seen before. www.carlectibles.com. (CA) Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Paul Russell and Company. Vintage Auto Posters, Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890's through the 1960's; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters. com. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a 60's muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified - J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. English AC Owner's Club Limited. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Woodies USA. 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California (new location). www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) March 2011 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) 127

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. Vintage German, Italian & British Mercedes specialist - SL, Pagoda & other models “Our website is a virtual buyer's guide for the 280SL.” www. motoringinvestments.com. Import/Export our society. The spacious Museum with rotating exhibits is designed to be the centerpiece for automotive history as well as an educational center and library. The campus also contains a 3.5acre show field, theatre, café, banquet hall and meeting facilities. To become an ACM member, volunteer or make a donation, visit www.lemaymuseum. org. 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Restoration - General Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing bi-weekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent website for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com www. classicrestodenver.com. (CO) perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated BLOG to see what is going on in our busy shop including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two car enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the northeast a breeze. www. rpmvt.com. VeloceSpace. 408.441.7788, “Spe- cializing exclusively in rubber and upholstery products for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati; we also stock classic M-B and Porsche. Our source is the original Italian factory that manufactured these parts for your car in the ‘50s and'60s, hence our products' perfect fit and quality. Visit our website at www.velocespace.com, or e-mail us at info@velocespace.com Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) Sports and Competition Morris and Welford. 714.434.8562, 203.222.3862. We operate an international specialist historic car consultancy and brokerage company based on both the East/West Coasts of the US and the UK offering specialist brokerage services of important historic cars to buyers and sellers throughout the world. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CA/CT/UK) Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, High-quality paint, body, mechanical service. Discreet installation of a/c, cruise control, superchargers. Stock restorations done to exacting standards. Clean, wellequipped shop. Near I-90 since '96. We finish your projects. supercharged@ alltel.net. (OH) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, ReinCARnation Auto. 719.632.9999, We offer premier restoration services with over 45 years of experience specializing in Muscle, British, and German autos. Our services include full rotisserie restorations, rust replacement, complete mechanical and award winning paint work. We provide daily photo updates of your project online so you can experience every detail of your projects restoration. Our quality speaks for itself. www.reincarnationauto.com. 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Vintage Events Muscle Car 1000. 949.838.7076, RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car February 2011 October, 2010. This six-day luxury tour of Southern California includes exceptional muscle cars, exclusive activities, exquisite dinners, premium hotels, great friends, and fine wine. We're covering Orange County, San Diego, Palm Desert, Lake Arrowhead, Beverly Hills, and a great deal in between. Reserved for 1964-73 American muscle cars, 1962–68 Cobras, 1955–73 Corvettes. Apply early, as space is limited. www. musclecar1000.com. (CA) © 129

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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Lively Auction for Lalique Automotive Mascots The distinctive glass designs are now bringing five figures Thought Carl's It is estimated that about 5,000 automotive mascots have been produced, with some offered by automobile manufacturers and others as aftermarket accessories. None are as elegant as those produced by René Lalique between 1925 and 1939. Lalique created some of the most distinctive jewelry and glass designs of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, and he expanded his talents to automotive mascots. The 1932 Lalique catalog lists 27 different pieces, but over a 14-year period, he actually created 29. The rarest of the rare is a one-off greyhound mascot that was presented to His Royal Highness Prince Albert in 1931, who became King George VI in 1936. The market for Lalique mascots has fluctuated, but complete collections, referred to as the 27 listed in the 1932 catalog, have consistently sold in the $500k range. Heritage Auction Galleries offered an extensive collection of Lalique art glass and perfume bottles in New York on December 4, 2010. They included about a dozen mascots of exceptional quality, and the online bidding was extremely active. In the early 1930s, a Lalique mascot cost about five dollars but as we note here times have certainly changed. (All prices include 15% buyer's commission.) $5,000-$7,000. SOLD AT: $10,158. This was mounted on a Breves style illuminating mount with a wood plinth. It is one of the least-attractive Lalique mascots, but it is also rather rare, thus the aggressive price. LOT 70223—CING CHEVAUX (FIVE HORSES). Designed in August 1925. Amethyst-tinted glass. Estimate: $14,000-$18,000. SOLD AT: $16,730. Originally made for Citroën as a mascot for the 5CV. It was the first mascot Rene Lalique designed and was included in the 1932 Lalique catalog. One of the more desirable Lalique mascots—as evidenced by the price paid. Designed in March 1928. Amethyst-tinted glass. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. SOLD AT: $5,079. Legend has it that Adolf Hitler gave this Eagles Head mascot to his general officers for their personal use. It is one of six Lalique mascots being produced today. The modern versions have acid-etched letters stating “Lalique France” rather than “R.Lalique” cast into the original piece. LOT 70226—PINTADE (GUINEA HEN). Designed in September 1929. Tinted glass. Estimate: $7,000-$9,000. SOLD AT: $9,560. Mounted on a chrome collar with a black glass base. This is a large and impressive mascot that was discontinued in 1939. It is rather rare but not as elegant as some, so the price, at under five figures, was as expected. LIBELLUE LOT 70228—GRANDE (LARGE DRAGONFLY). Manufactured during the 1930s. Amethysttinted glass. Estimate $8,000$12,000. SOLD AT: $10,157. Mounted with its original chrome base. This piece is striking when mounted in an illuminating base, as the detail in the wings is exquisite. If anything, this sold for a touch under the money based on other recent sales. As we see here, they are valued accordingly. LOT 70229—VICTOIRE LOT 70214—NAIADE LOT 70224—GRENOULLE (FROG). Designed in May 1928. Amethyst-tinted glass. Estimate: LOT 70216—TETE D' AIGLE (EAGLES HEAD). (LARGE MERMAID). Designed: circa 1920. Opalescent glass. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000. SOLD AT: $7,768. Naiade, along with Sirene, the large mermaid, were actually listed in the Lalique catalog as paperweights, but they could be easily—and frequently were—mounted as mascots. Over the years, the line has become blurred, and they are now readily accepted by mascot collectors. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 130 (SPIRIT OF THE WIND). Designed in April 1928. Clear glass. Estimate: $15,000$20,000. SOLD AT: $19,718. The Art Deco design and impressive size make this, arguably, the most desirable Lalique mascot. It was presented at the 1928 Paris Motor Salon on a Minerva. It is 10 inches in length, and as such, it was prone to nicks from opening the hood. Many examples have been ground down when repaired, thus diminishing their value. An impressive piece that sold at the current value. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market