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Collier on Le Mans, Tragedy and the $1.3m 1953 Austin-Healey Sports Car Market $947kFast and Furioso Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ 2009 Ferrari 599 — $375k Then, $185k Now Robert Cumberford Dissects a 1958 356A Carrera 1956 Thunderbird Defies Price Guides at $95k DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES CLASSIC CAR MAGAZINE IN THE VOTED THE BEST WORLD www.about.com

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's JOIN US The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 46 1959 MGA 1500 54 1956 Ford Thunderbird March 2012 . Volume 24 . Number 3 IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI (VIDEO) 42 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano — $185,567/Artcurial The $185,000 auction price represented a loss of $190,000 — more than 50% of its value — in two years. That is heavy depreciation, but poor people don't buy $375,000 cars Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH (VIDEO) 46 1959 MGA 1500 — $39,192/Silverstone This very nice 1500, one of the first generation of MGAs, is a typical example of the quality and price available on the market today Gary Anderson ETCETERINI (VIDEO) 48 1967 Maserati Quattroporte Saloon — $80,095/Bonhams Collecters might be developing a taste for these quirky Italian sedans, as the highest sale prior to this car was $47,100 Donald Osborne GERMAN (VIDEO) 50 1958 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Coupe — $414,736/ RM Carreras are on a rising tide. Collectors and investors seeking shelter in hard assets are finding these cars very desirable Prescott Kelly AMERICAN (VIDEO) 54 1956 Ford Thunderbird — $95,000/Mecum An icon of the “American Graffitti” generation, these cars rocketed in value during the mid-1970s, but they have stagnated since then — for the most part B. Mitchell Carlson RACE (VIDEO) 56 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/3 — $946,680/RM A good driver can run at or near the front, and there will always be someone who wants to buy it from you Thor Thorson GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 195 Cars Examined and Rated at Seven Sales SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS 62 Northamptonshire, U.K.: The second Silverstone auction totals $2m at the Walter Hayes Trophy meeting Paul Hardiman BONHAMS 72 Los Angeles, CA: The Petersen Museum hosts a $1m day for Bonhams Classic California sale Carl Bomstead BONHAMS 82 Weybridge, U.K.: The December Sale sells $4.8m at Mercedes-Benz World Paul Hardiman COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS 90 Ontario, Canada: Totals see a slight increase at CCP's annual Toronto Fall auction, with 184 cars bringing $3.2m Norm Mort AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM 104 Glenview, IL: Hartung's eclectic collection of cars, parts, and Americana totals $1.3m Carl Bomstead HOLLYWOOD WHEELS 116 West Palm Beach, FL: High-end American collectibles push the Palm Beach Auction to $6.5m, with 168 lots sold Robert Malke EBAY MOTORS 126 Don't take them on the highway: old cars with wooden wheels Chad Tyson Cover photograph: Simon Clay ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions ISSN 2164-3555 (online issue) 10 Text SCM to 22828 FREE weekly newsletter Sports Car Market

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36 Porsche Race Car Classic COLUMNS 14 Shifting Gears Will Gen Y ever fall in love with vintage sports cars? Keith Martin 30 Affordable Classic BMW 2002: Be prepared to spend $10k for a good 1974–1976 2002 driver. Fork over $15k-plus for a 1971–1973 2002tii, and you'll see every price point up to $60k for a pristine Turbo Steve Serio 32 Legal Files Full disclosure is necessary when a re-constructed car is sold. Absent that disclosure, questions about whether it is a “real” car will lead to real lawsuit, and real losses for everyone involved John Draneas 44 Sheehan Speaks The cost of expensive molds, high material costs, multiple cure cycles and slow production rates has limited major carbon fiber components to aerospace and high-end exotic cars such as Ferrari and McLaren Michael Sheehan 138 eWatch Orson Welles' Oscar for “Citizen Kane” sold for $861k and Michael Jackson paid $1.54 million for another Oscar, but they can't match the cool of Steve McQueen's “Le Mans” racing suit, which sold for a very cool $984k Carl Bomstead SCM Digital Bonus 12 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 503.261.0555 Ext. 1 DEPARTMENTS 16 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 18 The Inside Line: Amelia Island, La Jolla Concours and Deuce Week 20 Contributors: Get to know our writers 22 You Write, We Read: TR cost/benefit analysis, Donald's Maserati, Mom's Volvo 24 Display Advertisers Index 26 Time Pieces: Breitling BéBé Lune clock 26 Neat Stuff: Premium Shine Kit, Car Guy Tour 28 In Miniature: 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 28 Book Review: Shelby Cobra Fifty Years 122 Fresh Meat: 2005 Ford GT, 2008 Bugatti Veyron, 2012 Aston Martin Rapide 128 Mystery Photo: “The links between Chevrolet and electric power go back long before the Volt.” 129 Our Cars: 1973 Volvo 1800ES and 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Veloce (GTV) 130 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 134 Resource Directory: Meet your car's needs Sports Car Market FEATURES 34 Mille Miglia Tribute: California, including the familiar destination of Monterey, hosted the first Mille Miglia North American Tribute 36 Porsche Race Car Classic: A once-in-a-lifetime array of weapons-grade racers 38 14th Annual Texas 1000: SCM Spirit over 1,200 miles of two-lane driving 40 Miles Collier — Collecting Thoughts: This 1953 Austin-Healey Le Mans car is special for reasons far beyond the 1955 Le Mans disaster

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin The Future of Collecting D ear Mr. Martin, I'm a 20-year-old college student from Dallas, TX. I've been a car guy since birth. A few years ago I stumbled upon television coverage of Barrett-Jackson and Mecum, and that's when I discovered my passion for the collector car market. However, whenever I watch televised car auctions, I notice that the majority of the crowd is composed of middle-aged and older men. I rarely see young guys my age. And that seriously worries me. Although I've never been to an auction, maybe when you attend you hear guys prattling about differences between the '67 and '68 Camaro. But honestly sir, I just don't know many guys my age who can do that. Or who actually know the amount of time and money it takes to restore a car. It's sad. Maybe as my generation grows up, we will start to care about the cars of the past and the true beauty they represent. Or maybe it's because my generation hasn't had fun cars to grow up with. Or maybe it's due to the fact that most people my age would rather spend $200 on Ultimate Fighting Championship tickets than listen to an automotive expert talk about the 2nd gear synchro troubles of the Pantera. Whatever it is, it's unfortunate, and it seems like my generation, Generation Y, is ignoring the beauty of restored automobiles. So I want to ask you, Mr. Martin, what are your thoughts on Generation Y and the future of the collector car market? — Sincerely, Andrew Thomas One Gen at a Time It's not unusual for us to get questions about the future of collecting. But this is the first letter I've gotten from a 20-year-old, Generation Y future car guy. Will members of Andrew's generation, born between the mid-1980s and 2000, ever come to appreciate collectible cars? It's a question that nearly every car club asks itself, as membership numbers dwindle and average age goes up. Triumphs, MGs and Healeys, once the province of skinny young guys who wore string-back gloves and waved at each other, are now driven sedately on sunny-day tours of wineries. More time is spent commenting on “hints of chocolate with a blackberry overtone” than actually running to redline or double-declutching prior to downshifting. (The only wine I knew in 1967 when I was tooling around in my $30 1959 Bug Eye Sprite was Annie Green Springs — on ice if you please.) In the '50s and '60s, cars represented freedom and personal mobil- ity. If you had a car and $1 for five gallons of gas, you were gone as soon as school was out. “Road trip!” was the Friday afternoon mantra. There was nothing else that provided such visceral, mechanical excitement — not to mention being a magnet for romance. Even in landlocked states, watching the submarine races was a popular weekend pastime. Hence the bumper sticker, “If this car's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'.” In that era, it was expected that you would work on your own car, first tuning and then modifying it to at least sound better, if not actually go faster. I remember the first time I removed the cold-air box and marveled at the avalanche of sound as air was sucked into the Weber carburetors on an Alfa Spider Veloce. And I'll never forget the feeling of power when I learned how to work a throttle shaft with my hands, so I could rev the engine with my head under the hood. During tedious high school classes, JC Whitney catalogs would mysteriously appear inside textbooks, and wish lists of performance parts would be jotted down instead of biology notes. Digital Options But Andrew has grown up with a completely different experience. While cars still represent personal mobility, they are both far better and far worse than they were 40, 50 and 60 years ago. They are better in that they are more capable — to a near-staggering 14 How we entertained ourselves pre-Facebook degree. They have safety features not even dreamed of back then. Their engines may as well be sealed for the first 150,000 miles; 10,000 miles used to be the interval between cylinderhead decoking. But they are worse because they offer no opportunity to connect with the vehicle. I maintain that the more imperfect a car, the more you will bond with it. If only you know just how much choke to give it, how many times to blip the throttle and how long you have to wait for the gearbox to warm up before you can grab second gear, your car, like a welltrained dog, will perform only for you. And you get to demonstrate mastery and develop a bond with your machine. The other great change today is that Gen Y has more entertainment options. They can connect with their friends through Facebook, email, Skype and telephony. They can join hundreds of other individuals in Internet-based games such as “World of Warcraft.” All this can be done without leaving their rooms. Is that better or worse than actual physical interaction? While Baby Boomers might say, “Get off your butt and go outside,” a Gen Y'er might say, “You have a problem with this?” Who Will the Collectors Be? There will always be vintage car collectors, but in the future there will be fewer of them, just as there will be fewer old cars around, especially inexpensive ones. With labor rates approaching $100 an hour in many areas, it won't be long before a project $5,000 MGB just doesn't make sense. And the number of young people who work on their own cars will become an insignificant part of the population. There is no reason for a Gen Y'er to learn to change a plug or gap points, and chances are they won't. A Note to Andrew Andrew, there will never again be a time like the 1950s and 1960s, when cars evoked excitement, an escape from the ordinary and, yes, romance, alongside being practical transportation. While you will never experience these cars in their former multiple roles, you will have them in your life as exotic experiences — they will be good-times drivers, not daily drudgery. You'll never curse your TR3 for boiling over and leaving you stranded on the way to work, because you'll never drive it to work, and modern technology will have solved the overheating issues. My suggestion is that you nurture your love of old cars in every way possible. Watch television shows. Go to swapmeets. Find local clubs and go to their meetings. You'll find other Gen Y'ers out there, and with them you can start the next generation of car collectors — enthusiasts who enjoy old cars in our modern era. Most important, buy an old car that really hits your hot button, within your budget. Then you'll have the wheels turning on what I promise will be a road full of excitement at every turn. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato — a Gooding & Company offering at Amelia Island Dan Kruse Classics—The Burdick Collection Where: Smithville, TX When: March 3 More: www.kruseclassics.com Highlights from the 83-car Burdick Collection (78 offered without reserve) include a 1905 De Dietrich two-seat racer and a 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II, both veterans of The Great Race; a 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, bodied by Brewster for Cornelius Vanderbilt; and a 1933 Duesenberg limousine, formerly owned by the “Queen of Diamonds,” Mabel Boll. Auctions America by RM—Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: March 3 More: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 47/116 cars sold / $475k Auctions America by RM returns to Ft. Lauderdale for this annual sale of high-quality collectibles. The featured early consignments are a 1935 Auburn 851 cabriolet, a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible, a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible, a 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible and a 1958 Dodge Sweptside pickup. Bonhams—Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Where: Oxford, UK When: March 3 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 49/57 cars sold / $1.8m Bonhams has consigned 17 vehicles from the Lovedown Collection for this annual sale, held at their Oxford showroom. The collection, fully offered without reserve, includes a 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible, a 1928 Packard 633 saloon and a 1914 Studebaker Doctor's coupe. 16 Gooding & Company—The Amelia Island Auction Where: Amelia Island, FL When: March 9 More: www.goodingco.com Last Year: 70/85 cars sold / $17.8m Among the blue-chip collec- tor cars at this important annual sale are a matching-numbers 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, complete with factoryinstalled Rudge wheels (Gooding estimate: $700,000–$900,000); a 1947 Ford Sportsman ($225,000–$275,000); a 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato ($750,000–$900,000); and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 ($275,000–$350,000). Mecum Auctions—Kansas City Spring High Performance Auction Where: Kansas City, MO When: March 29–31 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 330/542 cars sold / $7m More than 500 cars will cross the block at Mecum's annual Kansas City sale. Among the heavy-hitters are a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Nova with 427-ci V8 and 4-speed; a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/ SS with 427 V8 and 4-speed, documented with original handwritten dealer invoice and original Yenko window sticker; and a 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda with a 4-speed and its original broadcast sheet. RM Auctions—Automobiles of Amelia Island When: March 9 Where: Amelia Island, FL Web: www.rmauctions.com Last year: 99/103 cars sold / $24.3m RM is the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, and this year's sale will see about 100 premium collectibles cross the block at the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton. Early star cars include a 1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria (estimate available upon request); a 1929 Cord L-29 Hayes Coupe, designed by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky and built by Michigan's Hayes Body Corporation (estimated $1.25m–$1.5m); a 1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton (estimate available upon request); a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 coupe ($1.2m–$1.4m), and a matching-numbers 1959 Jaguar XK 120 alloy roadster ($290,000–$360,000). Silver—Portland Auction Where: Portland, OR When: March 30–31 More: www.silverauction.com Last Year: 43/111 cars sold / $414k Silver has bumped their annual spring hometown sale to two days this year, with 250 cars expected. Headlining the event is a 1922 Hudson seven-passenger sedan with Biddle & Smart Body, equipped with drum-style side lamps. Classic Motorcar Auctions—Ohio Spring Classic Where: Akron, OH When: March 31 More: www.classicmotorcarauctions.com Last Year: 44/106 cars sold / $575k This annual auction typically sees about 100 quality cars offered at various price points alongside an assortment of memorabilia. Expect some prewar antiques, some mid-century muscle and a mix of sporty imports. ♦ 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: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MARCH FEBRUARY 1—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 3—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 4—PETERSON Salem, OR 16—H&H Buxton, U.K. 17-18—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 18—BONHAMS Shepton Mallet, U.K. 20—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 24—WORLDWIDE Atlantic City, NJ 24-25—RM Boca Raton, FL 24-26—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 24-26—McCORMICK'S Palm Springs, CA 25—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 25—CHEFFINS Bristol, U.K. 28—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 3—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 3—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 3—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Smithville, TX 5—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 6—COYS London, U.K. 7—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 9—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 10—RM Amelia Island, FL 16-18—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Ft. Lauderdale, FL 24—COYS Essen, DEU 29-31—MECUM Kansas City, MO 31—CLASSIC MOTORCAR AUCTIONS Akron, OH 31—SPECIALTY AUTO Brighton, CO Sports Car Market APRIL 5-7—BARRETT-JACKSON Palm Beach, FL 13-14—MECUM Houston, TX 13-15—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, CAN 17—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 19—H&H Duxford, U.K. 20-21—LEAKE/DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 20-21—BRANSON Branson, MO 21—COYS Ascot, U.K. 23—BONHAMS Hendon, U.K. 26-28—AUCTIONS AMERICA BY RM Carlisle, PA 28—CHEFFINS Cambridge, U.K. Mathieu Heurtault Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. “Ferrari vs. Cobra, The Battle for the World Championship” will celebrate both marques at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Events ■ We know that winter is nearly over when the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance springs to life each March. This year's event, which honors 50 Years of Shelby Cobras, famous racer Vic Elford, the Ferrari GTO and custom coachwork Cadillacs, is March 9–11 at the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton and the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. The three-day schedule is packed with fun events, such as the Porsche Driving Experience, the Marque Car Road Tour — which is open to Shelby Cobras, Styling Department Corvettes, Ferrari 250 GTOs and custom coachwork Cadillacs. The “Ferrari vs. Cobra, The Battle for the World Championship” seminar will bring together both sides of that epic struggle, including Carroll Shelby, Peter Brock, Mauro Forghieri and David Piper. RM Auctions will sell col- lector cars on March 10, and the concours is Sunday, March 11. Of course, all this fun hap- pens in sunny, warm Florida. The cost of events ranges from $25 to more than $300, but adult tickets to the concours are $50. For more details, visit www. ameliaconcours.org. (FL) ■ Oddly enough, many vin- tage English cars, especially the roadsters and convertibles, don't seem to be designed to cope with rainy, foggy, drizzly British weather. The wet often becomes part of the driving experience 18 when steering these cars on their native roads. So, it seems entirely proper that The British Car Club of Central Florida will host its 28th Annual All British Car Day on March 31, 2012, at Mead Gardens in Winter Park, FL. After all, few places on this planet have nicer winter weather than Florida, and few places have wetter winter weather than Great Britain. This event is open to all British cars and typically has about 200 entries. There will be awards, a silent auction and concessions. For further information and entry forms, visit www. AllBritishCarClub.com. (FL) ■ It's time to start thinking about the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, which takes place April 1. The 8th annual event starts March 30-31 and includes the Motor Tour of San Diego and a VIP reception on Saturday, March 31, and book signings on Friday, March 30. SCM Publisher Keith Martin is returning as emcee. We here at SCM World Headquarters admire Publisher Martin's gritty willingness to travel long distances to find sun and fabulous cars. This concours was previously known as the La Jolla Motor Car Classic. Names change, but we're confident that the stellar lineup of cars and motorcycles gleaming in Southern California sunshine will remain the same. Admission tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the show. For more details, including information on entering a car, visit www.lajollaconcours. com. (CA) ■ Deuce Week rumbles into and around the Los Angeles- based Petersen Automotive Museum from February 29 through March 3, and more than 300 1932 Ford hot rods will take over the parking garage on March 3. Registering your Deuce for the show costs $32, and spectators get in with a regular museum admission of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $3 for children. www.deuceweek.org. (CA) ■ The Avignon Motor Festival crams twelve exhibition halls with vintage cars, classic cars, military vehicles and just about anything that rolls on wheels from March 23 to 25. All told, more than 2,000 vintage cars are expected at this event in the south of France. And more than 30,000 gearheads are expected to attend this event. Adult admission is $14. www.avignonmotor-festival.com. (FRA) ♦ The British Car Club of Central Florida hosts its 28th Annual All British Car Day on March 31 in Winter Park, FL Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors PAUL HARDIMAN, SCM contributor, still has the old-car madness, reinforced by his claim that he is never happier than when checking out the heat exchangers under a 911. After half a lifetime in a staff job, he now writes for all the leading U.K. classic car magazines, a feat he puts down to “being cheaper, and anonymous.” When he's not working as SCM's European correspondent, he lives quietly near Oxford, England, with an old race car these days most often spotted on the school run. This month, he reports on Bonhams' Brooklands auction on p. 82 and Silverstone's Northamptonshire auction on p. 62. ALEX HOFBERG, SCM contributor, is the owner of Watchworks Inc., a fine watch and jewelry shop he founded in 1991 in Portland, OR. Hofberg is a recognized expert in the field of collectible and modern watches, and he also does repair work, which gives him an intimate familiarity with these diminutive machines both inside and out. He is a member of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Hofberg well understands the dual collector mentality with regard to watches and sports cars, as he is afflicted with his own wild enthusiasm for both. His wife, Maureen, and son Max support, enable, and occasionally participate in his collecting passions. This month, he takes a close look at the Breitling BéBé Lune gift clock in his regular Time Pieces column on p. 26. STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, has been a car guy since he raced his first quarter midget at age 10. A 17-year stint with the former Atlanta Ferrari dealership, FAF Motorcars, gave him the background for a career in the Ferrari business, and now he manages a Ferrari parts house, consults on Ferraris and brokers a few cars. He has been involved in concours judging for more than 20 years and is Chief Judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Festival. The Ahlgrims are a Ferrari family; his wife, Chris, is Membership Services and Advertising Director for the Ferrari Club of America, Steve is Vice President, and their son Alex is starting to judge. Ahlgrim has been contributing to SCM for seven years, and you'll find his thoughts on a 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano on p. 42. GARY ANDERSON, SCM Contributor, enjoys as many aspects of the classic car hobby as he can find time for. He has been active for many years in the Austin-Healey Club USA and is co-author of MBI's best-selling Austin-Healey Restoration Guide, as well as editor of the Austin-Healey Magazine. An avid vintage race driver, he ran his 1960 MGA in three Monterey Historics, four Wine Country Classics and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. He is the author of Motoring: Getting the Maximum from Your New Mini, a comprehensive guide to the new Mini Cooper, available through Amazon.com. He takes us on a tour of a 1959 MGA 1500 on p. 46. 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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 Last month for TR love To the Editor: If someone thinks the Testa Rossa is ugly (January 2012 “You Write, We Read,” p. 22) I wonder what cars they consider beautiful. The pontoon fender Testa Rossas are the sexiest sports racers ever built bar none. The market speaks for itself. — Hal Sweeney, via email One great car or 16 great cars and change? To the Editor: Let's do the “Dream Garage” cost/benefit analysis (one man's view) — compared to the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa prototype that sold at Gooding's Pebble Beach auction for $16,390,000, including buyer's premium: • 1925 Bugatti Type 35A, $1m • 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS SC Zagato, $1.75m • 1951–1954 Jaguar XK 120, $75k • 1953–1963 AC Ace Roadster, $230k • 1955 Austin-Healey 100M, $125k • 1959–1964 Lamborghini 3500 GT Vignale Spyder, $305k • 1961–1962 Jaguar E-type, Series 1, $65k • 1961 Alfa Romeo 1300 Spider Veloce, $63k • 1962–1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $675k • 1968–1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4, $400k • 1969–1974 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Coupe, $160k • 1969–1971 Lamborghini Miura S, $412k • 1969–1971 Porsche 911S, $55k • 1971–1972 BMW 3.0 CSL, $42k • 1997 Porsche C4S, $40k • 2006 Maserati GranTurismo, $70k Here we have 16 jaw- dropping, real-world beauties, covering just most of the greatest builders and models of the last century, combined, for $5.467 Would you rather have one 1957 TR 250 prototype or these three and 13 others? million (based on the SCM 2011 Pocket Price Guide Mid-Year Update). Then let's add 20% for the very best of every model we can find (bringing the total to $6.560 million), and 15% buyers premium, bringing the grand total to $7.534m, leaving a mere $8.856 million to do other things with. I'd wager the investment potential of the “dream garage” and reasonable investment of the $8.856 million will do at least as well as the 250 Testa Rossa over the next decade — and I'll guarantee the psychic dividend and “Wow Factor” will be greater! Imagine walking out to that garage on any day of the year, for any event imaginable, and tasking yourself to figure out what to take! — Stephen H. Fraser, N. Barrington, IL A motorcycle magazine? To the Editor: I've been collecting British motorcycles and Classic Jaguars for 30 years and very much appreciate your magazine. I see you now have a new magazine out dealing with American cars (American Car Collector). May I suggest you consider a magazine involving classic motorcycles? I believe you will find many of us who collect classic cars also collect classic motorcycles and would be potential customers for such a magazine. In fact, I believe classic motorcycles are continuing to increase in popularity, as they are easier to store, easier to restore, great pieces of art and great investments. — Gene Berghoff, via email Publisher Keith Martin responds: Gene, we're thrilled that you like both of our magazines. We've considered creating a motorcycle magazine. Watch this space for further developments. Donald Osborne's Maserati To the Editor: I hope Donald Osborne will keep us posted concerning the 1987 Maserati Quattroporte (January 2012, p. 100) he purchased at the Bonhams auction in Westport, CT. — Kris Sundberg, Mercer Island, WA Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Donald always keeps us up to date on his flings with the wild and wonderful cars that roll into his motoring life. For those who are curious to see what his $2,340 Quattroporte looks like, turn to p. 107 of the January issue of SCM. Would you have taken the plunge? Blast from the past To the Editor: I saw my old MGA Twin Cam Coupe in Jack Tockston's report on the Sun Valley auction I hope Donald Osborne will keep us posted concerning the 1987 Maserati Quattroporte (January 2012, p. 100) he purchased at the Bonhams auction in Westport, CT… 22 Sports Car Market

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You WriAd Indexte We Read 2shores International.................................. 127 Adam's Polishes, Inc.................................. 123 Advanced Retirement Income Solutions ... 107 Amelia Island Concours............................. 101 American Car Collector............................. 125 Aston Martin of New England................... 119 Auctions America........................................4-5 Autosport Designs...................................... 105 B R M North America.................................. 53 Barrett-Jackson .................................... 23, 140 Bennett Law Office.................................... 114 Beverly Hills Car Club............................... 121 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance ............... 91 Bonhams ...................................................... 19 Branson Collector Car Auction.................... 97 Canepa.......................................................... 93 Car Guy Tour ............................................. 115 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 21 Classic Motorcar Auctions......................... 109 Classic Restoration....................................... 65 Classic Showcase....................................... 127 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 139 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 129 Collector Studio ......................................... 113 Cooper Classic Collection.......................... 103 Copley Motorcars......................................... 94 Cosdel ........................................................ 137 Dan Kruse Classics .....................................8-9 Driversource Houston LLC.................. 99, 117 European Collectibles ................................ 117 Fantasy Junction........................................... 41 Ferrari of Seattle .......................................... 71 Festivals of Speed ........................................ 59 Gooding & Company..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance... 35 Grundy Worldwide....................................... 39 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 115 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ............. 15, 17 Hamann Classic Cars................................... 37 Heacock Classic .......................................... 25 Heritage Classics.......................................... 67 Hollywood Wheels Inc................................. 58 Hyman, LTD ................................................ 77 Intercity Lines .............................................. 33 JC Taylor...................................................... 63 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 131 Keels and Wheels Concours ........................ 95 Kidston......................................................... 13 Leake Auction Company.............................. 79 LeMay - America's Car Museum............... 129 Live Oak Concours d'Elegance ................... 29 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd............. 83 Mercedes Classic Center.............................111 Mershon's World Of Cars ............................ 31 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc....................... 94 Motor Classic & Competition Corp........... 133 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions............... 75 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 121 Petersen Automotive Museum................... 119 Poff Transportation .................................... 124 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc....................... 81 Putnam Leasing............................................ 45 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 61 RM Auctions................................................ 11 Road Scholars .............................................. 87 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ........................... 89 RPM Autobooks......................................... 133 Santa Fe Concorso ....................................... 85 Scott Grundfor Co...................................... 123 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 27 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 113 Sports Car Market...................................... 127 SWISSVAX AG........................................... 69 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 The Last Detail........................................... 125 The Stable, Ltd............................................. 73 Vintage Rallies............................................111 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 133 Worldwide Group........................................6-7 24 You Write We Read …my Mom climbed in, started it up, and gave it a good run down the road, still in her Christmas-morning dressing gown — and smiling like a kid (December 2011, p. 106). The car did not sell, and the report noted that the “dealer-consignor has no knowledge of history.” I raced the car in VSCCA, and I funded the engine and body work noted in the report. I have the service records from the period in which I owned the car, and know something of its history before I owned it. If the current owner would like to contact me, I would be more than happy to provide the information. I am an automotive journal- ist myself (motorsports editor for Roundel), and subscribe to many car magazines. Sports Car Market is my hands-down favorite (with the exception of Roundel, of course!). — Brian Morgan, via email Volvo romance To the Editor: I own the P1800S that Keith Martin should have (February 2012, “Shifting Gears,” p. 18), but I don't want to sell it. So, I'll just relate its story, mostly out of a desire to have someone outside my family bear witness to it and share its romance. It's a late 1964, “Gathering- storm Grey” car, that my Dad gave to my Mom as a surprise Christmas present. We were opening presents in our pajamas, when I heard a car pull into our parking area, way out in the quiet country of Wassergass, PA. At the window, I saw a man in a suit placing a large red bow on the windshield of this beauty. We all went out and my Mom climbed in, started it up, and gave it a good run down the road, still in her Christmas-morning dressing gown — and smiling like a kid. It was the dealership owner, William Berg, of Berg Volvo in Easton, PA, who delivered it. Forty years later, the local paper got him to reminisce about his long career as a Volvo dealer, and his stated high point of those years was “the Christmas morning delivery of the most beautiful Volvo I've ever sold, to the happiest family that I ever served.” My Dad died the following August, and my Mom kept driving the P1800, expertly lead-footed as always, until she turned 89, when her bad shoulder kept her from lifting the gearshift lever to engage reverse. I gave her a 760 Turbo with all the power and automatic assists, but it inspired no passion — just practical relief. I inherited the P1800 in 2003, and keep it nestled in my warehouse — in the good company of many Jaguars. I painted it once for her, many moons ago, and had done most of the repairs and maintenance for her over the years. It's the original color, with the original red leather seats and vinyl trim. Pretty much never messed with, pretty much all original, including the carpets, which wear like iron. It's in super shape, shiny chrome and paint, soft leather, still turning heads. But, I'd love to find four N.O.S. original hubcaps for it. It has the elements that I consider essential to a gorgeous 1800: the heavy, thick whitemetal egg crate grille, the front bumpers that curve up toward that grille, and the splendid chromed-brass side trim that curves up past the door handles and seduces one into following the trim line on top of the rear quarters. There was no expense spared when they conceived and made those parts; it was pure and ecstatic celebration of sumptuous form that motivated. A happy, slightly insouciant flip-up to the rear end....as it should be. I hope that my account has entertained you a bit, and that it might lead you toward the earlier cars with these design elements — why not go for the best-looker out of its long production run? Thanks for the good stuff in your magazine, (and not having any more stories about winetasting). — Geoffrey Reis, Jag Connection ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg Breitling BéBé Lune Clock There is a generalization that watch collectors don't tend to collect clocks and vice versa. Further, at wat conventions, the two groups rarely yu together (similar to how Morgan ow ers are never found hanging with the Jaguar crowd). One exception to the watch vs. clock rule is found in the pleasant world of gift clocks — small clocks that might have come from the gift department of a fine jewelry store. Although clocks have been given as gifts for centuries, I am referring to clocks produced in the 20th century between 1930 and 1970. Gift clocks, as I define them tend to be small and most often sit a a desk, shelf or mantel. They are ofte plated brass or some other non-preci and they tend to be spring-wound us movement that employs a balance wh much like a watch. Gift clocks often try to emulate the shape of some other well-known object. For example, the famous firm of Jaeger LeCoultre produced many elaborate styles, such as Parisian street posts, pyramids, obelisks, and stirrups. Another popular form is the ball clock, on which thick, domed front and rear crystals turn what would be a puck-shaped small clock into a sphere. The front shows the dial, and the rear displays the movement. The dial and movement are both magnified by the thickened lenses. These ball clocks are often designed to look like giant pocket watches. In the case of Cartier, some of their clocks are oversized reproductions of their most famous watches, such as the Santos and Pasha models. Our time piece this month (owned by a friend whose father was an avid collector), is one of the rarest and most desirable gift clocks of all: Breitling's BéBé Lune, or Baby Moon. This clock sought to commemorate Russia's 1957 launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Make it Shine The Premium Shine Kit from Adam's Polishes boosts your paint beyond shiny to absolutely gleaming. The Brilliant Glaze goes on quick and fills minor imperfections for a flawless look. Then apply Adam's Americana Premium Paste Car Wax to protect your finish and add gloss, clarity and depth. $99.95 at www. adamspolishes.com. Happy Faces at Italdesign Giugiaro Behind the Scenes with “The Car Guy” Industry insider Frank Mandarano has connections with all the famed automakers whose creations grace SCM every month. His long-running “Car Guy Tour,” in its 14th year and now featuring SCM as the presenting sponsor, gets you inside the walls at Zagato, Superleggera Touring, Alfa Romeo Collection, Borrani and more — and that's just the first day! From Lake Como to Turin to Modena, you'll see all the legendary design houses, collections and museums. The accommodations are five-star. The September tour sells out fast, but a May tour has just been added and will include the Historic GP of Monaco as an add-on option. www.carguytour.com. © 26 Sports Car Market to orbit the Earth. Although I have never seen any production figures published on this rare clock, I would guess that a single run of as many as 100 clocks seems likely. I assume that few of these clocks were sold in the United States, as the launch of Sputnik was not a source of national pride. That said, this clock is very rare indeed. The clock itself stands slightly over four inches tall and features a base that represents slice of the globe over which it orbits. With haracteristic swept-back antennae, the clock s to be constantly in motion. Mounted into the of the satellite is the clock dial, which features ristic set of hands and indices. Although many milar clocks feature beautifully jeweled movements, the BéBé Lune was equipped with a rather simple, seven-jewel unadorned mechanism. This particular clock still has its original box, which shows the model name of the clock in a rather imaginative way — the Breitling “B” logo is doubled, followed by a small crescent moon. This clock has every element that creates desirability: a famous name, an iconic image, a small production run, the romance of space exploration and political one-upmanship. There are no data available to quote what this clock might be worth, but it is safe to say that its value is in the low thousands of dollars rather than hundreds. Similar, wonderful gift clocks Details Production Date: 1957 Value to the Right Collector: At least several thousand dollars. can be readily found on the web and at antique shows, where they start at $50 and rapidly go up from there, based on condition, rarity and the importance of the name on the dial. Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/Service Availability: Cool Factor: is best): (off the chart)

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria From 1937 through 1938, the United States slogged through a recession, or to be more politically correct, a “temporary reversal of economic recovery” from the Great Depression. Given that, 1938 was not a great year for manufacturers of luxury automobiles. So it's no wonder that out of a total of 566 Packard V12s built that year, only a scant eleven of the wonderful Convertible Victorias were produced. For those who long for one of the full-sized beauties but can't find a car for sale — or just don't have the budget — Automodello eases the pain a little with their latest 1:43 scale release. Two choices are offered in very attractive colors. The standard edition of 499 models comes in Ivory White and is priced at $95. The other, more limited edition in Berkshire Green is a run of 146 pieces and priced at $146. The green version was also produced as the Official Model for the 46th Packard Automobile Classics National Meet in Galena, IL, in July 2011. These miniatures are well-finished and detailed. There is so much to see. That's not to say that there aren't a few issues, but none are overwhelming. Paint finish on both is great, and although the metallic flakes of the Berkshire Green may not be exactly to scale, the paint really does look just right. You really can't get the metallic much finer, so a great job was done. Exterior detailing is very thorough, with liberal Model Details Production date: 2011–2012 Quantity: 499 Ivory White; 146 Berkshire Green SCM Five-Star Rating: Overal Quality: Authenticity: Overall Value: Web: www.automodello.com use of photo-etched trim pieces, most of which are perfectly applied. The only issue is with the trim strip on the right side running board on both models. There's an oh-so-delicate chromed mascot, along with little door handles, luggage rack, wonderful multi-piece wheels with emblems, and great lensing on all eleven lights. That's not all, but you get the idea. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Shelby Cobra Fifty Years By Colin Comer, Motorbooks, 256 pages, $26.40 Amazon Any big birthday is worth celebrating, so it makes sense that 2012 is going to be a big year for Carroll Shelby and his Cobra, which celebrates 50 years of tire-smoking, race-winning, enthusiast joy. The Cobra is the featured marque at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year. That's 50 years from the moment that accomplished racer Shelby, who found inspiration when he shoved a big hunk of American engine block into an underpowered-but-nimble Allard sports car chassis. He then decided to create his own road rocket. Shelby had oodles of racing talent, but a heart condition cut short his storied career behind the wheel. About the same time he hung up the helmet, Shelby had made a deal with AC Cars to buy versions of the Ace chassis that was beefed-up enough to accept a V8. After being stiff-armed by Chevrolet, Shelby got a deal with Ford to put their new lump into the aging sports car. The rest is amazing history, lore, myth and outright lies that created an impressive racing record, sales record and ultimately a cult — all told in a relaxed style by Colin Comer. Comer, a longtime SCM contributor and Editor at Large to American Car Collector, admits his lack of perspective right up front. He's not an objective journalist, but a fan. Oh, he's also a damn good journalist. In Shelby Cobra Fifty Years, Comer sets out to tell the Cobra story from inception, with a focus on racing, production cars and even the current world of “continuation” Cobras. Letting the Shelby American Automobile Club books that precede him do the heavy statistical lifting, Comer focuses on the basic story, with clean prose and plenty of historical images. Comer's book seeks to be a brisk, once-over-lightly history, as fast and energizing as that 10-second trip from 0–100 mph you get in a Cobra. It's 28 a grin-inducing success, just like the Cobra itself. Provenance: Comer's original interviews with the important players in the Shelby lore add personality and humanity to the oft-told history. Fit and finish: Lovely, well-dis- played and well-reproduced photos drive the book. But despite a nice layout at the beginning of each section, Comer's text winds up annoyingly jumping from one small hole to another amid the images, sometimes for page after page, with little linkage between the brief text and adjacent images. Drivability: Comer is a delightful writer. His prose is clean, crisp and friendly, just the voice you want to spend time with as your learn about Ol' Shel and his demon cars, the wizardry of Phil Remington or the impact and contributions of Ken Miles or Peter Brock. This doesn't strive to be the definitive Cobra book, but I'm guessing it will be the best-read Cobra book — and rightly so. ♦ Sports Car Market Can't decide whether to buy one with top up or top down? No problem, as Automodello has thoughtfully included both with each model. You can display yours as the mood strikes you. And the fit, you ask? Well, it is superb, which must have caused some model engineering headaches. I could find only one corner cut here, which was not painting the little molded-in tonneau snaps silver on the folded boot cover. I'll be painting mine, but this may not work for everyone. Moving to the interior, almost all is there, including wood trim, separate chrome door handles and window cranks, and a nicely detailed dash. The dash looks odd in silver, but I am told that it is correct. The steering wheel with its banjo spokes is very nice, but it is noticeably not quite up to the rest of the details, as it was all made of one flat photo-etched part, although it does have a good raised-center hub with emblem. These are gems and represent excellent value with quality that is usually reserved for higher-end, lower-volume handbuilt models. The models are most definitely recommended.

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Affordable Classic BMW 2002 Gracefully Easing into a Coveted Classic Driving a 2002 today has little modern feel or connection to any of BMW's 2011 offerings. Sometimes older, cooler, slower and simpler is indeed better by Stephen Serio Details Details Years produced: 1968–1976 Number produced: 2002: 284,194 2002 tii: 38,703 2002 Cabriolet: 200 2002 Turbo: 1,672 2002 Targa: 2,317 Original list price: $3,599 for a 1970 2002, $4,100 for a 1972 2002 tii, $6,600 for a 1974 2002 Turbo (in West Germany) and $5,633 for a 1975 2002. Current SCM Valuation: $6,000–$19,000 Tune-up cost: $400 to $800 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis #: Plate on top of inner right fender and top of dashboard Engine #: Stamped on the engine crankcase just above the starter motor Club: BMW Car Club of America More: www.bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1976–1970 BMW 1600, 1972–1974 BMW 3.0 CS,1972–1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 coupe SCM Investment Grade: B The virtues of a shoe box on wheels — a 1974 BMW 2002 tii W hy buy a 35-year-old BMW 2002 when so many faster, newer and slicker BMWs purr all over the place? Well, who needs fast and new when you can have so much more? The legendary David E. Davis led the charge for the BMW 2002 in 1968, when he wrote: “To my way of thinking, the 2002 is one of modern civilization's all-time best ways to get somewhere sitting down.” This was no small compliment. At that time, one person could actually make a huge impact on a car's sales with high praise like that, and, in this case, Davis did. Years later, Road & Track included the 2002 in the used-car buyers' guides that were included within the pages of their monthly magazine. These guides helped us like-minded, wannabe car geeks understand the virtues and vices of some newish whip now just out of production, and, in some circles, yesterday's news. To this day I can clearly remember the issue that highlighted the 2002, reading it over and over and over. It could have been the first retrospective about “The Box” written anywhere. Twelve years ago, I waxed on in SCM about the virtues of the BMW 2002. I was — and still am — smitten with this cube of a ride, this shoe box on wheels, the car that was really the first building block in BMW selling cars in the United States. Yes, 36 years after the last one was shipped to the U.S. from Germany (ahem…yes, Biff, at one time, all BMWs were actually built in der Fatherland) I still love the car that saved BMW from the brink of extinction. Let's remember that without the 2002 there would be no 320i, 635csi, M1, M5, Z8 or X5 — and that would have taken some glowing color out of our world. The magnificent pre-war 328 and the post-war 507 may be A-List exotica and hallmarks of rarity and collectibles from Bavaria, but the 2002 truly holds cult status across generations of buyers. 30 1971 BMW 2002 Sports Car Market A 2002 gathering will showcase no two cars or owners who are alike, I promise you. Plenty of cars out there… Hundreds of thousands of 2002s were manufactured between 1968 and 1976, and this means that there will always be plenty to choose from. Take your time and spend wisely. Leave the rusty projects in the fields to be parts cars.

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1972 BMW 2002 tii The round taillight, chrome-bumpered 2002 tii cars built between 1971–1973 have the most stock grunt (140 horsepower, 0-60 mph in 9.8 seconds) and the cleanest, most uncluttered design. Find one of these with some optional original equipment (sunroof, alloys, dealerinstalled AC or the mega-rare 5-speed transmission) and in a cool period 1970s “Laugh-In” color, and you'll be envied at the meet and rewarded on the twisty two-lane roads. The coveted gray market cars Further up the rarity food chain would be the 2002 models that were never officially imported to the U.S. You will occasionally find a Turbo, Cabriolet, Targa, Touring or Alpina crop up for sale in the States. These versions were made in tiny numbers and are hard to find in great original or restored condition. Weed out examples that countless home-school customizers have cannibalized over the years. You can jam an M3 engine in a 2002, but why would you? The 2.0-liter lump is plenty peppy and purposeful when properly tuned. Beware of “tii” engine cars that started life out as a standard car — that's a cheat that has been around for decades. Most of all, stay away from the kiddie bolt-on spoilers, BMW 3 Series aftermarket rims, worn-out period Recaro seats, fender flares, bigger carbs and cracked, crazed dashboards. Smog equipment is important in many states, and many cars some- how shed these parts over the years, which can lead to registration problems. As always, watch for rust (BMW helped shorten the life of the cars by draining sunroofs into rocker panels), leaky cylinder heads, clutch throw-out bearings, fragile interior fittings, worn transmission synchros and leaky windshields. And always avoid the hugely dull automatic transmission. The rewards of a great 2002 When you have found a great example, you will be rewarded with a car that has light steering, decent acceleration, strong brakes and well-above-average build quality. Many online groups have been formed over the past few years, so finding parts, specialist garages and cars to drool over is much easier today than it was. Use these resources to find a great pre-purchase inspector as well. Since 1983, I've owned 11 of these cars, with prices ranging from $600 (1976 winter beater, automatic, little heat, faded paint) to $32,000 (1975, 7k original miles, one of the last European examples, show quality). Be prepared to spend $10k for a good 1974–1976 2002 driver. Fork over $15k-plus for a 1971–1973 2002 tii, and you'll see every price point up to $60k for a pristine Turbo. Driving a 2002 today has little modern feel or connection to any of BMW's 2011 offerings. Sometimes older, cooler, slower and simpler is indeed better. ♦ March 2012 31

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Legal Files John Draneas What Makes a Car Real? If the owner re-constructs his car and gives it the original chassis number, does he end up with the same value as an original example? Of two 1966 “Super Snake” Cobras, the authenticity of Carroll Shelby's s/n CSX3015 (above), sold for $5.5m in 2007, is without question T housands of years ago, Pericles was a Greek hero. The Athenians decided to honor him by preserving his ship for all time. Unfortunately, the elements were not kind. As the ship's planks decayed, the Athenians carefully and sensitively replaced them, one by one, with perfectly crafted replacements. Eventually, none of the original planks remained. Plutarch then asked the question, “Was this still the ship of Pericles?” Centuries later, Thomas Hobbes took the next philosophical step, and posed the question: What if all of the decayed planks had been stored in a warehouse, and were now reassembled to create a second ship. Which one would be the ship of Pericles? Unless you think this was just some sort of mind game dreamed up by my ancestors, we also have the more recent story of the curator in an American museum leading a tour and proudly stopping at a climatecontrolled display of the museum's prized possession, George Washington's ax. “Of course, we've replaced the head twice and the handle three times, but this is still the same ax that George Washington swung with his very hands.” Grinding the car ax Legal Files has received several similar inquiries regarding collector cars. In one, the owner of a longlost car replicated it and gave the new creation the old car's chassis number. In another, the old car's dashboard was installed in a donor car and the chassis number reassigned. In the third, the running gear and chassis number moved to a donor car. In each case, the question was the same: Was the resulting car a “real” car? The question actually raises a three-part analysis, as the answers may differ in the contexts of criminal law, titling and registering the car and collectibility. Super Snake Cobra The most public example of the difficulty of these issues is Shelby Cobra CSX3303. It and CSX3015 were the two “Super Snakes” built by Carroll Shelby. Shelby held onto CSX3015, which sold at the 2007 Barrett 32 Jackson Scottsdale auction for $5.5 million. CSX3303 had a little different history. It was originally sold to Bill Cosby, who reportedly drove it only once before fearing for his life and giving it back to Shelby. Cosby recounted the tale in his “200 mph” comedy album. CSX3303 was soon owned by Tony Maxey, who ended up driving it off a cliff and into the Pacific Ocean. According to posts on the SAAC Forum by the SAAC registrar, the wreck was eventually sold to Brian Angliss, who had acquired ownership of AC Cars. Angliss “re-constructed” the car to the “same high standards as the Mark IV Cobras that followed later,” and gave it the CSX3303 chassis number. The original engine -- minus the superchargers -- and transmission were reported to have later been acquired and installed in the re-constructed car. Was this legal? Is the reconstructed car really original? Is it collectible? Let's take a closer look. Ask the prosecutor Legal Files consulted Robert Morgester, senior assistant attorney general at the California Attorney General's office. Morgester has prosecuted a number of highprofile car fraud cases, and he has been helpful to Legal Files in the past. Morgester immediately qualified his comments by clarifying that he deals with criminal prosecutions. Titling issues are altogether separate, and whether DMV would actually title one of these cars is a completely different matter. As for the criminal issues, Morgester said, “The air cars are easy. If you start with just a paper title and no car, and just put the VIN on the car you build, that's fraud.” Morgester explained that situations where some of the parts of the original car carry over to the recreation are the tougher ones. “They fall into the George Washington's ax scenario.” Morgester said he usually declines to prosecute because the owner will likely defend on the basis that all he was doing was “restoring” the car. “Say you swap the drivetrain one week. The next week, you swap the fenders. Then the interior, etc., until there isn't anything left of the original car. If that works, then why not just do everything all at once?” Morgester hesitated when asked what he would think if the only part that carried over from the old car was the chassis plate. He then said that he would love to see some convention as to how much of the original car has to carry over. But Legal Files has heard stories of police officers bringing charges in such cases, charging that the “restoration” was actually a fraudulent alteration of the VIN of the donor car that became the “reconstructed” car. Titling issues Legal Files has reported before about the difficulties of titling replica cars. Current law in most states views replicas as having been built in the current year, even if they Sports Car Market

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replicate an older car. To get titled, they must meet current EPA and DOT standards, which is almost impossible. California has an exception program that allows them to be titled under the same rules as applicable to cars manufactured in the year that they replicate, but the exceptions are limited in number and difficult to get. That gets us back to CSX3303. (I chose this particular car because so much about it is public knowledge that it serves as an excellent example for discussion.) Angliss did have full ownership of land title to the wrecked car, but not one bit of the wrecked car went into the recreation other than its chassis number. It would seem that, when it was originally constructed by Angliss, it was an “air car” as described by Morgester. Thus, it would appear to be nothing more than a replica and would run into all the possible legal issues involved in titling it if DMV became aware of the pertinent facts. It was not the car built by AC and Shelby in 1965. Instead, it was a car constructed in the late 1970s. Granted, it was created by the rightful owner of the wrecked car, but what physical difference does that make? “CSX3303” was a chassis number placed on the car by Shelby, not AC. Even if AC could reuse the same chassis number, it still isn't the same car. Rather, Shelby and AC simply produced two cars with the same chassis number. And, the second car was built to Mark IV standards, not the original Cobra standards. Intangible rights to a VIN Some collectors claim that the rightful owner of a wrecked or nonexistent car holds an intangible legal right to the chassis number — and can transfer it to the re-creation. That allows him to “build a car around a VIN.” With all due respect, there may be some acceptance of that philosophy from a collectibility standpoint, but there does not seem to be any legal support for the proposition. All intangible property rights related to any particular model or individual car belong to the manufacturer who built it. I've never seen a manufacturer transfer any of them to the purchaser of a particular car. Every subsequent owner's rights are derivative of those granted to the first owner. If he didn't get those intangible rights, you didn't acquire them later by osmosis or some sort of magical transformation. A chassis number is simply a form of identification placed upon a particular car, which is and always remains a thing, a piece of tangible personal property. Does adding original parts help? The most interesting question regarding CSX3303 is whether the subsequent installation of the original engine and transmission changes anything. It would be nice to be able to pose that question to Thomas Hobbes. What if the Athenians had saved those old planks and had recognized that what was sitting in the harbor was no longer the ship of Pericles? If they had then sorted through the old planks and picked out the best few of them and carefully reinstalled them, would that have magically changed the replica into the real ship? One reason collector cars increase in value is that their numbers are always diminishing. They crash and burn, they disappear, they rust and rot away, and they deteriorate to the point where they cannot be salvaged. That is a big part of what makes the survivors so rare and valuable. When your collector car meets that fate, it's gone. If the rightful owner “re-constructs” his car and gives it the original chassis number, does he end up with the same value as a completely original example? The market seems to say no. Does he end up with greater value than someone else who built an identical replica? That probably depends upon the volume of physical parts that carry over from the original car. But either way, full disclosure is necessary when the re-constructed car is sold. Absent that disclosure, questions about whether it is a “real” car will lead to a real lawsuit — and real losses for everyone involved. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. March 2012 33

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Event 2012 Mille Miglia Mille Miglia Tribute The four days featured an exceptional route, crisp organization and the rich tradition of the Red Arrow by Carl Bomstead Hemi. Ably navigating was his buddy, Martin Mercorelli, who never missed a turn as we headed north through the mountains of Santa Cruz. We traveled through Half Moon Bay and up the coast past the famed Cliff House Restaurant as we entered San Francisco and Lincoln Park with a minimum of traffic. We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, which was in its continual state of being painted, and we headed west to Stinson Beach under warm sunshine. The locals stated this was the best day they had all year, as fog and drizzle had greeted them daily. Someone was looking over us, as the weather was spectacular the entire trip. It was in Stinson Beach where we Jeff Mamorsky drives a 1958 Ferrari Tdf, followed by Nick Soprano in a 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider F rom 1927 to 1957, the original Mille Miglia turned the roads of Italy into a grueling test of man and car. The first-ever Mille Miglia North American Tribute turned the twisty, two-lane roads of California's central coast into a trip that of pure sports car pleasure. The inaugural trip began at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racket Club on October 25, 2011. The Polo Club was recently in the news, as newlyweds Prince William and Duchess Catherine attended the Foundation Polo Challenge on July 9 during their North American Tour, but on this day in October the main activity was scrutineering. The 50 cars in the Tribute field had to have been eligible to drive in the original Mille Miglia in Italy, so everyone's ride had to meet muster. The Mille Miglia North America was licensed through a rather confusing agreement with the European MAC Group, Meet Comunicazione and Sanremorally, which has the rights to the Mille Miglia name from the Automobile Club Brescia. The welcoming dinner before 1,000 miles of driving through California's coastal region between Santa Barbara and San Francisco was held at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara. The lavish evening was hosted by the Italian Ministry for Agriculture and Food which, of course, featured Italian fare and a delightful Barolo wine. The next morning, the cars crossed the ramp on the first leg of the journey with the traditional Mille Miglia presentation and sendoff. The route through this scenic part of California was planned with exacting detail, and the back roads were both scenic and challenging as we left Santa Barbara for our lunch stop in Paso Robles. The afternoon leg took us to Monterey through the twisties of Arroyo Seco that eventually opened into Carmel Valley. Our hotel, The Portola Resort and Spa in downtown Monterey is headquarters for RM's Monterey Auction each year, and it was a bit odd to see the hotel lobby void of RM's auction offerings. The next morning I was firmly Details Plan ahead: Fall 2012 Cost: $8,000 for two people and one car. The fee includes four days of meals and lodgings More: www.millemiglianorthamerica.com 34 seated in the back seat of SCMer Chuck Schoendorf's 1952 Chrysler Saratoga Sylvia Oberti launches in a 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Sports Car Market had our first glimpse of Nick Soprano and his 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider, and we later gained an appreciation of his driving skill with the car. Lunch was back in Half Moon Bay, followed by a rather leisurely drive back to Monterey. The only casualty for the day was a bruised nose suffered by the Ferrari 250 GT driven by SCMer Alain de Cadenet. As we returned to the Portola Hotel, we were directed to the Custom House Plaza for a public presentation. The following morning, I was in the right seat of SCMer Jeff Mamorsky's magnificent 1958 Ferrari 250 Tour de France. Jeff's TdF came in second in the actual 1958 Tour de France race, and driving along 17-Mile Drive on a sterling morning was motoring nirvana. There was little traffic on the coast highway as we headed south to Cambria, and Jeff was able to put the TdF through its paces. The weather was beautiful, and the company, car and scenery could not be beat, making the morning a most memorable event. Alas, Jeff had committed the right seat for the afternoon, so hat in hand, I returned to Chuck and Martin in the Chrysler for the run back to Santa Barbara and the traditional Mille Miglia-style “Finish Line” crossing at Chase Palm Park along Cabrillo Boulevard. The four days of the Mille Miglia North American Tribute featured an exceptional route, crisp organization, quality accommodations and the rich tradition of the Red Arrow. This was a quality-first effort, and the event is sure to become on par with America's other world-class driving events. ♦

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Event Porsche Race Car Classic Porsche Race Cars at Quail Lodge Seeing the full spectrum of 4-cam-powered cars in such numbers was a once-in-a-lifetime experience by Michael Leven 1957 356A 1500 GS Carrera Speedster owned by Reid and Liz Vaun 1953 550 prototype, with another behind it to the left and a 1955 550 1500 RS Spyder to the right S cheduling another high-profile automobile event in Monterey eight weeks after the vehicular bacchanal in August — much less at the very same venue that hosts one of that gathering's most exclusive affairs — could have been a case of too much too soon. But the organizers of the first, and only, Porsche Race Car Classic hit this one over the fence at Quail Lodge, where they assembled a stunning field of cars, made sure the right people were there — and tied it all together with excellent logistics, food and drink. The October 16, 2011, event featured a remarkable array of more than 150 Porsches con- structed between 1949 and 1965, with a focus on variants built for racing. Most of the Porsches on hand had competition history. Organizer Steve Heinrichs claimed that such a congregation of these cars would never again be seen in one place, and having the full spectrum of 4-cam-powered cars together in such numbers was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kudos to Heinrichs and his team. Produced as a benefit for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the University of California, San Francisco's Thoracic Oncology Program, the Porsche Race Car Classic enjoyed the strong support of Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America. Porsche brought several important cars from the company museum, as well as numerous dignitaries and former drivers, including Wolfgang Porsche, LeMans/Daytona/Sebring/Targa Florio winner Hans Herrmann, and Abarth specialist Eberhard Mahle. Well-known period Porsche racers — and SCMers — Denise McCluggage and Bill Wuesthoff were part of the domestic contingent. And if you could take your eyes off the cars long enough, other notable personalities could be found wandering the show field and sharing their role in the Porsche story. But the true stars were the cars, which included 11 of the 20 Abarth Carreras built, and 17 550 and 550As (including five prototypes). This group of racing Porsches could collectively claim wins at the Nürburgring, Nassau, Le Mans and La Carrera Panamericana. Dan Gurney's French (Rouen) Grand Prix winning Formula One 804 was on hand, as were 15 904s, 13 718 RSKs, four Elva-Porsches, both Dreikantschaber 356s, and several specials, including two very successful Porsche-Coopers (aka “Poopers”). As if this weren't enough, several dozen Carrera coupes, Carrera cabriolets and Carrera Speedsters also graced the field, ranging in state from concours winners to a barn find. The field also featured two Gmünd coupes, a Glöckler roadster, and one of my favorite cars, the first America roadster purchased by Hubert Brundage, the founder of Brumos Porsche (née 36 1953 550 prototype owned by SCMer Jerry Seinfeld Sports Car Market Ranson Webster's 1949 356 SL Gmünd coupe Brundage Motors) — and the only steelbodied version in existence. Jan Brundage, who also raced in period, was there to share the story of the car, the day he and his father took delivery of it from Max Hoffman in New York. The two drove the car home to Jacksonville, FL, where it was immediately resprayed black from its original Seafoam Green. The Porsche Race Car Classis enjoyed tre- mendous support from the manufacturer, private owners, historical figures and restorers. Together with that “other” Porsche event (Rennsport Reunion IV) taking place over at Laguna Seca the same weekend, vast oceans of the faithful made the pilgrimage to Monterey, and all in attendance were amply rewarded for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It was a truly grand weekend. ♦

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Event Texas 1000 2011 Texas 1000 Many West Texas roads unwind over hills with spectacular, rollercoaster-like vertical undulations by Donald Osborne Team Lancia — Lehrman's Flaminia and Osborne's Scorpion H ow can “spirit” be defined? In the case of vintage rallying, it might be a combination of energy, enthusiasm, friendliness, positivity in the face of adversity and warm camaraderie. From November 6 to 11, 2011, those attributes served to determine the choice of the team that would receive the “Sports Car Market Spirit of the Rally” award in the 15th running of the Texas 1000. SCM has sponsored this prize at the events of Vintage Rallies Inc., run by SCMers Rich and Jean Taylor, for a number of years now. Their annual excursions through central Texas, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia, across the New England states and ranging through the northern Rockies and Canada have become must-do drives for a loyal clientele, who bring vehicles ranging from Ferrari GTOs to MG TDs, 300SLs to Corvette Z06s. There are other events of this type in the country, but none have the particular combination of roads, people, cars, accommodations and services that are found in Vintage Rallies gatherings. About 250 million years ago, what is now South America collided with the ancient continent of Laurentia to the north and created the Llano Uplift. As a result, many of the roads of West Texas are remarkable. The hilly terrain contains spectacular rollercoaster-like vertical undulations that would be dramatic on their own, but when the crests coincide with blind corners, they become an exacting test of both car and driver. In the valleys, fast sweepers and long straights cut through open rangeland in vistas unchanged for a hundred years. The SCM Spirit award consists of an engraved Details Plan ahead: November 2012 Where: The Texas Hill Country near San Antonio. Each day includes about 300 miles of driving, so the Texas 1000 really covers about 1,200 miles, but no one has complained. Cost: $5,495 for one car and two people. More: www.vintagerallies.com 38 hand-blown decanter from noted glassworks Simon Pearce and a bottle of the finest Oregon pinot noir to fill it. This year's winners were the father-daughter team of Stephen Lehrman and Bari LehrmanSanchez of New York and Costa Rica, driving a lovely Touring-bodied 1961 Lancia Flaminia convertible. They endured a number of tire failures during the 1,200 miles of driving during the week, but they never lost their cheerful enthusiasm. They especially enjoyed meeting a friendly local garage owner who fitted one of the new tubes and tires. A quiet country man who had last been outside central Texas half a century ago, he was in awe to be working on “such an amazing car” on a day in which he had not only seen a Lancia for the first time, but two — the first being the 1977 Lancia Scorpion that I ran in the event. For anyone who wants to spend an unforgettable week bonding with their car as well as friends new and old while discovering some of North America's most stirring roads, an entry in the 2012 Texas 1000 is strongly recommended. ♦ Stephen Lehrman and Bari Lehrman-Sanchez Sports Car Market

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Collecting Thoughts 1953 Austin-Healey Le Mans Car A Historic Car Behind the Lurid Glare This car is an important artifact in motor racing history. Proper respect demands that it will never be restored or vintage raced by Miles Collier car — far from its production siblings on offer at dealers. I would analogize the Healey test cars as being the fruit of the same thinking that later gave rise to the lightweight Corvette Grand Sports: stock in specification and look, but having little interchangeability with the bread-and-butter cars manufactured for the customer. Constructed in very limited numbers, these test cars were nonetheless present at the important venues of the 1954 and 1955 racing seasons, where they competed with the front-line blue-chip racing cars at the heart of today's collecting focus. While these “production-based” Healeys never had a real look in for overall honors, NOJ393's third place in the 1954 Sebring 12 Hours shows that our subject car was more than just an automotive Forrest Gump. The real issue here — our subject car's 1953 Austin-Healey Special Test Car/100S prototype — an artifact that should be preserved T he 1953 Austin-Healey Special Test Car/100S prototype is an artifact that appeals to the darker side of popular culture — and will elicit all kinds of emotional responses, most of which will hinge on the part it played in the horrific 1955 Le Mans accident that killed 85 spectators and injured scores more. The car sold for $1,323,915 at Bonhams' The December Sale on December 1, 2011. “The Death Car” will be one of the least opprobrious tag lines this car will attract; and one may expect the purple prose to bloviate from there, given the predilection among the uninformed to assume that the main motivation of attending motor races is a desire to see carnage and mechanical mayhem. The enormous price attached to this important historic automobile, given its barn-find condition, will only validate it in the minds of many as the ultimate monetary incarnation of that thirst for carnage. As many might see this car as a fitting centerpiece for Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It or Not or some other venue devoted to the bizarre and sanguinary, such commentators may equate our subject car with lampshades made from human skin. I disagree. Amid all the sensationalism, the reality of this car may be completely lost. A first-rate racing record NOJ393, one of Healey's special test cars built in 1953, while mundane and mechanically unsophisticated at first blush, particularly in contrast to the purebred cocompetitors at the races it entered around the world, is a very special, hand-made, purpose-built, competition 40 Panamericana and the Mille Miglia. The truth about Le Mans Further, this car's influence on the Austin-Healey brand is enormous, as it is the very car from which the 50 Austin-Healey 100 “S” production racers were replicated. This car is an important slice of automotive history, with respect to the Healey marque, international racing, and, tragically, in the wider world of social history with the Le Mans crash of 1955. This is a good time to clarify the Le Mans disaster. While this car was a factor, it was not the cause of the accident. Investigation by French authorities at the time absolved driver Lance Macklin and NOJ393 from any blame. In sum, it would be hard to find another car of any make with this number of Works entries at the truly charismatic venues, with this influence on the Austin-Healey brand — and on the culture of the day. Let's be careful here Subsequent to the Le Mans disaster, the damaged car was expediently repaired with production steel body panels in lieu of its original alloy components. At first blush, this hasty repair seems to be a negative on its current value. The new owner may even now be making plans to replace them with “correct” alloy bits. However, for the integrity of the car's history, and for its ultimate value, such a restoration would be vandalism. The simile may be invidious, but this case seems to share much with that of the John Dillinger Ford coupe barn-find that was restored to “as new,” (see April 2010 SCM, p. 36) including the repair of all the bullet holes, thereby effectively and completely destroying any historic (and monetary) value it may have had. Rebuilding important historic objects kills their important historic nature, yielding only a simulacrum (an exact replica of something that never existed). Motor racing historian Doug Nye has said that “originality can only be destroyed or obliterated, though you can improve condition with money.” With that preface, what are the issues with this car, embedded as it is in the sen- Sports Car Market record — is distinguished by its factorybuilt competition nature with a very distinguished racing record: two starts at Le Mans and a fine finish in 1954, plus the Sebring podium finish, the Carrera Courtesy of Bonhams

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sationalism of the Le Mans crash? The Le Mans tragedy is the focal moment for this car, not because of the lurid aspects of the accident, but because much of the history of modern motor racing may be profitably interpreted by its chronological position before or after the 1955 Le Mans race. This horror was a world-changing event that has reverberated through the sport on both sides of the Atlantic to this day. Second, in 1955, the mechanical specifications of the Healey test cars for Le Mans were uprated to the most powerful and effective configuration the cars ever had. Accordingly, our subject car carried these developments. As a barn find, those developments are largely still there, although a careful analysis of the car as it now exists would need to be made to identify what, if any, specifications have been altered over the decades. Preserving history The great connoisseur and authority, Fred Simeone, contends that racing cars should be restored to the configuration of their last race, thereby preserving the maximum of their historic fabric — even if the last race is not at the apogee of the car's career. As our subject car had a very minor post-Works career as a British club racer, the scope and nature of any changes from that period would need analysis. Now, as to the post-Le Mans body repairs: We need to rec- ognize that the individual vicissitudes of a competition car's life constitute its unique historic fingerprint and thereby constitute its reality as an important piece of history. Only the Lance Macklin Le Mans car was repaired with steel panels after the Le Mans crash. These panels and the still extant accident damage throughout the car — and I guarantee you it is there — are central to this car's identity. This evidence, if not erased through misplaced enthusiasm to have a perfect 1955 Austin-Healey Le Mans team car, is what future generations will see as the essence of this car's identity. Destroy that evidence at your peril — both culturally and financially. Careful disassembly, comprehensive documentation, thoughtful conservation and, where appropriate, improvement in condition — say a return to Works livery — walks a reasonable line between the misplaced exercise of creating a replica out of an important historic automobile and the car's present cosmetically deteriorated state, where NOJ393's interpretive value is significantly impaired. Obviously, I am impressed with this car. It is a very important artifact for the worldwide historic motor racing community. Proper respect demands that it will never be restored or vintage raced. It is the type of artifact that makes the hair stand up on your arm. Well bought. ♦ March 2012 41

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Ferrari Profile 2009 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano A man once told me he never saw a Brinks truck in a funeral procession. That's reason enough to consider a 599 by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 2006–present Number produced: Still in production Original list price: $310,543 Current SCM Valuation: $246,000 Tune-up cost: $4,000 Chassis #: Around right front shock tower Engine #: Passenger side of block near the front Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 2009 Bentley GT, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 2008 Aston Martin DBS coupe SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 2000 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Zagato Lot 553, s/n ZFFZR52C000124138 Condition 1 Sold at $552,177 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/6/10 SCM# 168214 Chassis number: ZFFFD60B000167984 insignia, front and rear distance sensors, carbon brakes, 20-inch rims, Tubi exhaust and a six-speed manual gearbox. The car has been meticulously maintained by the Charles Pozzi garage. P SCM Analysis This car, Lot 134, sold for $185,567, including buyer's premium, at Artcurial's Automobiles sur les Champs in Paris on October 30, 2011. A couple of years back, I had the privilege of at- tending Ferrari's driving school at their Fiorano test track. My interest in Ferraris at that time was focused on vintage models, and my late-model experience was limited. I prepared for the experience by asking a friend for a tutorial on his F430. I quickly learned that new Ferraris are different from old ones. Starting is done with a button — not a key, shifting is done on the steering column — not on the floor, and the knobs on the steering wheel are there to save your butt. At the school I learned something else: The new cars are fast — make that bloody fast. Ferrari's school used an impressive fleet of F430s and 599 GTB Fioranos. They imposed a reasonable 42 resented in Rosso Corsa livery, the 599 GTB Fiorano offered here has covered a mere 22,000 km since it was purchased. Fitted with red piping matching the seatbelts, Scuderia Ferrari rpm limit, but otherwise speed was limited by talent. I easily became comfortable with the 430, but the 599, not so much. The school uses telemetry and graphs the student's laps over an instructor's lap. My 430 laps were respectable but my 599 laps were pitiful. I'd brake too soon, corner too slow and accelerate too slow out of the corners. The 599 was so fast that I wasn't a good enough driver to keep up. An expensive cutting edge Many of my peers turn their noses up at modern Ferraris. They chide the F1 transmissions, the driver's aids, and complain that Ferrari made too damn many of them. They're missing the point. Ferraris have always been about performance, and the features they complain about are what keeps Ferrari on the cutting edge. And if Enzo were at the helm today, I'm pretty sure he'd be building one less than he could sell. You have to double the wattage of an audio system to get an appreciable increase in volume, and automobile performance is similar. Big horsepower increases are needed to make an incremental improvement in performance. Ferrari chipped away at road car performance for decades, making small improvements with few breakthroughs. Sports Car Graphic tested the 280-hp 275 GTB in 1966 and found 60 mph came in about six seconds, and 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Lot 217, s/n 146728 Condition 2+ Sold at $400,950 RM Auctions, Maranello, IT, 5/20/07 SCM# 45292 2008 Ferrari 599 GTB Lot S60.1, s/n ZFFFC60A080162494 Condition 1- Not sold at $265,000 Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 5/13/09 SCM# 120616 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial

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SCM Digital Bonus the top speed was 156 mph. Five years later, Autocar tested the 352-hp 365 GTB/4 and hit 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, with a top speed of 174 mph. Add ten years, and Ferrari's 360-hp 512 Boxer ran the same 5.4-second 0-60 mph time — but also adds an impressive 14 mph to top speed. Five more years down the road, and the 380-hp Testarossa also bumps the bar —kind of — as 0–60 mph drops to 5.2 seconds, but the top speed dropped to 180 mph. All this tells us that 12-cylinder street Ferraris improved 0–60 mph time by only eight-tenths of a second over 20 years of intense development. 1991 ushered in a new era at Ferrari. Luca di Montezemolo, a former Ferrari Formula 1 team manager, was appointed president of Ferrari. Montezemolo immediately challenged Ferrari's engineers to transform their V8-powered 348 into a world-class performer. Using Formula 1 technology, the engineers made a technological breakthrough. The F355's horsepower was increased nearly 20% over the 348's. The structure was lightened and strengthened at the same time. A 6-speed manual gearbox was added with an F1-style paddle shift later offered. Aerodynamics and handling were finetuned, and the list goes on. The result was a 380-hp barn burner that reached 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, six-tenths of a second faster than a Testarossa. Also in the magician's hat was the 456 GT, the most powerful non-turbo road Ferrari up to that time. The 456 hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and topped out at 188 mph. Then the 23-year-old family of flat twelve, mid-engined cars was axed in favor of an old-school, front-engined V12 called the 550 Maranello. The 550 silenced its critics with a blistering 4.2-second 0–60 mph time and a 199 mph top speed. The 550's successor, the 575M, inched the top speed to 203 mph. Enter the 599 GTB Fiorano. In a business where incremental improvement was the norm, the 599 GTB was a game changer. The 599's 612 horsepower was an astounding 104 more than the 575's, and all that added power rocketed it to 60 mph in a scant 3.4 seconds — on its way to a 205 mph top end. The eight-tenths of a second it took Ferrari 20 years and four models to chop was equaled in one model change. What's even more impressive, the 599 GTB is a full-size GT luxuriously trimmed and appointed with all the gadgets expected in a modern car. It idles smoothly and drives effortlessly with its magnetorheological dampers absorbing bumps, just as they did on the Cadillac they first appeared on. More price drops ahead The 599 hit the market with long waits and inflated prices. After years of offering few options, Ferrari perfected the business of making options a profit center. Fancy wheels, $18,000 brake packages, carbon-fiber trim, colored thread and an endless list of dubious trinkets added as much as 30% to the price of a base car, making the 599 a cash cow. It took a couple of years for the demand to cool, but when it did, it dropped fast. Ferrari countered by introducing special editions, such as the HGTE, the 599 GTO, the 599XX and the Aperta, but the bloom was off. Artcurial's 599 GTB had an original list price of nearly $375,000. It was nicely appointed with desirable options and featured a 6-speed gearbox. The $185,000 auction price represented a loss of $190,000 — more than 50% of its value — in two years. Now, $190,000 is a big number, but poor people don't buy $375,000 cars. The seller probably wasn't shocked and certainly will not be missing meals because of the loss. The owner had driven the car over 13,000 miles, which shows that he actually enjoyed the car — instead of hoarding it in the garage. I have no doubt he would tell you the experience was worth every penny. There are a lot of 599s hitting the market, and prices continue to fall. Dealers are aware of the trend and are being cautious in their purchasing. Decreased dealer demand will further depress prices. Artcurial's car sold a bit light for a 2009 model, but it was not far off the money. Buying a new 599 might be financial suicide, but driving one is good for the soul. A man once told me he never saw a Brinks truck in a funeral procession. That's reason enough to consider a 599. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... March 2012 43

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Ferrari's 65-Year Race to Save Weight The first alloy chassis street cars were the Ferrari 408 prototypes of 1987–88, built as a joint effort between Ferrari and Alcoa aluminum alloy frame structure found its way to production cars. Ferrari's alloy chassis prototype The first alloy chassis street cars were the little- known Ferrari 408 prototypes of 1987-88, built as a joint effort between Ferrari and Alcoa aluminum as a showcase for Alcoa's new method of bonding lightweight, stamped aluminum panels with epoxy adhesives. The first 408, s/n 70183 in Ferrari red, had a semi-conventional stainless steel central monocoque with a two-piece (top and bottom) composite body bolted to the frame. The second 408, s/n 78610, used Alcoa's ASVT (Aluminum Structured Vehicle Technology) with shaped aluminum and aluminum honeycomb bonded with epoxy resin and the same two-piece body. Both cars also featured four-wheel drive using an innovative hydraulic system and an inline 4-valve, 4-liter V8 engine. Weight was usually given as 2,770 pounds, which was very light for the times. The car's alloy chassis, 4-wheel drive and composite Ferrari 408 Integrale F errari literally rose from the ashes of World War II in 1947 as a boutique race car builder armed with a diminutive pair of race-winning 125 Sports. The cars were light and fast, with a tubular chassis by Gilco and minimalist alloy bodies that were literally hammered out in local body shops. Gilco would provide Ferrari with street and race car chassis through the late 1950s while lightweight bodies came from a dazzling array of carrozzeria, including Touring, Vignale, Scaglietti, Drogo and a multitude of other smaller shops. Since this start, Ferrari has run a never-ending race to make faster, stronger, lighter cars — and the run continues to this day. This has taken Ferrari from alloy bodies to steel bodies to honeycombed alloy bodies back to steel bodies and, now, to aerospace's composite carbon fiber. At the starting line During the 1950s, state-of-the-art lightweight construction in both race and street cars was a steel tube frame with a simple tubular or boxed secondary structure that outlined the body shape. Alloy body panels were riveted to the tube frame. As Ferrari's street car production ramped up in the late 1950s and 1960s, a combi- nation of client demands for more luxury and production demands for higher volume shoved alloy bodies aside — and Ferraris got heavier. Steel bodywork —cheaper and faster to build — appeared. Creature comforts such as heaters, power windows and A/C added ever more weight. But Ferrari — and other car builders — still wanted to win checkered flags, and that led to the next lap in the race for lighter cars. Aluminum aerospace technology Cutting-edge race car technology would lead to the next step in weight savings. The Lotus 25 Formula One car of 1962 was the first to incorporate an aircraft-inspired stressed monocoque chassis, which cut chassis weight in half. The honeycomb aluminum chassis of the 1966 Ford GT40 “J” car and the Lotus 78 Formula One car both offered quantum leaps in lightweight technology, but they were not commercially viable for mass production. It would be more than two decades before 44 body combo was exotic enough for Road & Track to feature the 408 as their cover car for the December 1988 issue as the prototype for the 328 replacement. After much testing, Ferrari felt the concept was too exotic and too complicated for production. Today, 408 s/n 78610 is in the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello. Ferrari's 408 was the first to test Alcoa's alloy struc- ture, but the 1994 Audi A8 was the first car to go into mass production with an alloy chassis, engine, transmission and suspension, which defined Audi at the leading edge in mass-market technology. Ferrari's 360 Modena, which followed in 1999, used the same technology, making it 3,200 pounds — 220 pounds lighter than the 355 it replaced. The 360 went from computer design to production in only two years, which is an example of Ferrari's ability to roll out new models quickly and efficiently. The F430 of 2005 was also built in alloy, as the process was already in place, well-understood, well-amortized and an easy evolution of ongoing technology and tooling. The F430 also weighed 3,200 pounds. Carbon fiber, from aerospace to exotics McLaren Racing would take the next steps in light- weight technology. The John Barnard-designed McLaren MP4/1 Formula One car of 1981 was the first to use a carbon fiber tub and rear wing. Within months, other race car builders copied the design. MP4/1 was followed by Gordon Murray's cost-is-no-object McLaren F1 of 1992, the first road car to use a complete carbon-fiber chassis. McLaren rejected power steering, power and anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control, keeping weight down to a svelte 2,500 pounds. Just over 100 were built, priced at $1m each. Ferrari's moves Ferrari followed the McLaren F1 in 1995 with the F50, which was built on a carbon-fiber tub by ATR Composites, which is near the Ferrari factory. The F50's Sports Car Market

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price was half the McLaren's, but its weight was 2,700 pounds. The Enzo followed in 2002, but weight jumped to 3,000 pounds. Carbon was now everywhere in the world of high-end exotic cars, and ATR built tubs for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, Peugeot and Maserati. Alas, ATR grew too quickly. When Porsche slashed production of the Carrera GT from 1,500 units to 1,270 units, ATR was hopelessly overstretched and thrown into bankruptcy. Ferrari and Lamborghini were forced to take partial control of ATR to continue production, but the demise of ATR slowed Ferrari's carbon fiber planning and explains, in part, why the latest Ferrari 458 uses what is now old-school aluminum technology. An engineer's dream Carbon fiber is an automotive engineer's dream material, as it is moldable into any shape while delivering stiffness, strength, light weight and dimensional accuracy. As carbon fiber debonds under impact, energy dissipates in a uniform, progressive fashion for amazing crashworthiness. The cost of expensive molds, high material costs, multiple cure cycles and slow production rates has limited major carbon fiber components to aerospace and high-end exotic cars. At its peak, ATR's goal was 20 tubs per day, but with multiple processes and a cure time of up to 45 minutes, the goal couldn't match demand in the rapidly expanding European exotic industry. As an aside, the high-gloss cross weave now popu- lar in everything from computer cases to auto trim is strictly for show, as a dull, linear weave is far stronger and more flexible. In the aircraft industry, all weaving is linear. Just as chrome plating was the bling of the 1950s and 1960s, high-gloss carbon has become the bling of the new century. Any failure in composite carbon fiber is a catastrophic failure, which means aircraft and structural components allow no room for any breakage. For an example of what happens when flawed carbon fibers fail, oneAustralia, an ultra-lightweight, carbonfiber America's Cup yacht, snapped in half and sank in minutes in 1995. In the carbon-fiber exotic car world, heavy crash repairs usually require a trip back to the factory, where the original serial number plate is fitted to an all-new tub. This is expensive, but it is less than the cost to write off an F50 or an Enzo. Moving down the food chain This column was originally inspired by a recent Wall Street Journal piece, which outlined General Motors' plans to use carbon technology to lower weight by 20% in mass-market cars and trucks during the next few years. But don't expect to see complete carbon-fiber chassis on mass-market cars. There are different kinds of carbon fiber: Very strong carbon fiber made in an infusion process is used for high-end exotic cars. Less-complicated sheet-molding carbon fiber composites are used for non-struc- tural car parts such as hoods or small “bling” parts. Sheet molding is currently used to build semi-truck noses, cabs and sleepers. GM will use the same process, but with more carbon, less resin and a one-minute cure time for non-structural parts, which gives more strength, less weight and higher volume. Carbon fiber is going mainstream in mass-produced cars, but don't expect to see these cars with complete carbon-fiber bodies. That race is still for expensive, high-end exotic sports cars. Still winning the race While the demise of ATR may have slowed Ferrari's production plans, carbon fiber is now de rigueur in the exotic car industry. My industry spies tell me that Ferrari's replacements for the 599 and Enzo will redefine the industry standards for both lightweight construction and breathtaking performance. Ferrari's next models are still in the race for less weight — and they will not disappoint. ♦ March 2012 45

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English Profile 1959 MGA 1500 MGAs may be starting to catch up with Austin-Healey values, and this might be a good time to buy by Gary Anderson Details Years produced: 1955–1959 Number produced: 58,750 Original list price: $2,462 Current SCM Valuation: $26,000–$49,000 Tune-up cost: $500 Distributor cap: $35.95 Chassis #: Stamped on plate screwed to firewall Engine #: Stamped on plate riveted to right side of engine Club: North American MGA Register More: www.namgar.com Alternatives: 1958–1961 Austin-Healey Sprite 1956–1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4 1961–1964 Triumph TR4 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1957 MGA Chassis number: HDA4361077 T he MGA was produced by the MG division of the British Motor Corporation from 1955 to 1962. The MGA replaced the older T-type cars and represented a complete styling break from the older vehicles. The car was officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1955. This car, “670 YUC,” has a B.M.I.H.T. certificate showing that it was built as a left-hand-drive car during December 1958 through January 1959, and it was shipped to the United States on January 5, 1959. The extensive history includes a California Ownership Certificate. In June 2009, the car was re-imported to the U.K. A very thorough inspection by a professional restorer reported no corrosion. They then stripped the body down to bare metal, repaired minor dings that were found and repainted the car in Blaze Red to a high quality. The car was carefully rebuilt, using original parts wherever possible. The level of craftsmanship is truly impressive, with accurate bodylines and perfectly fitting doors. Mechanically, the engine was found to have been ex- pertly maintained, with many new parts. But to be certain of its quality, the vendor installed new gaskets, seals, core plugs, and head and manifold studs and nuts, converted the cylinder head to unleaded gasoline, and rebuilt the fuel and brake systems. The result is a spritely and reliable driving car reported to pull well through the gears. 46 The ride benefits from rebuilt steering and front and rear suspension with all new bushes, rubbers, seals and track rod ends. The kingpins had already been renewed at an unspecified time. Fresh tires were fitted on new gray wire wheels. Electrically, the car was treated to a new wiring loom, right-hand-drive halogen headlamps (LHD lamps with vehicle), new taillamps, and a new safety gauge, with other gauges and switches cleaned and re-used. The starter motor, dynamo and wiper motor were serviced, and the car converted to a single, 12-volt battery with isolator and key. The cabin was retrimmed with all new black leather with red piping by a leading MGA specialist. New bumpers, grille and wheel spinners were fitted, and the windscreen frame re-chromed. The car has a new tonneau cover. It has the original hood sticks, which need repainting, but no hood, although that is easily obtained from various specialist suppliers. Rarely do we see cars of this type that really make you stop and take notice, but this is one such car. In this price range it is nearly impossible to find a car as usable, efficient and attractive as this MGA Roadster. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 153, sold for $35,182, including buyer's premium, at Silverstone Auctions, Northamptonshire, U.K., on Sports Car Market 1959 MGA Lot F103, s/n HDA4359117 Condition 3 Sold at $13,575 Mecum, St. Charles, IL, 9/15/11 SCM# 184103 1957 MGA Lot 63, s/n HDA4328764 Condition 2+ Sold at $56,100 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183142 Lot 480, s/n HDR4334965 Condition 1Sold at $42,343 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/1/11 SCM# 182347 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus November 4, 2011. In automotive history, as in so many other things, timing is everything. Rather than venerating the estimable Austin-Healey today, we could instead have had similar affection for the MGA — had it not been for an unfortunate set of events that took place in 1952 within the British Motor Corporation. The original concept for the sleek lines of the MGA goes back to a streamlined version of the MG TD, designed at Morris Motor Company by Syd Enever to race at Le Mans in 1951, and an updated prototype he developed soon after. Unfortunately, Morris had by then been merged with Austin Motor Company into the British Motor Corporation. Worse, for anything coming from Morris, BMC was being run by Leonard Lord, who had been running Austin, and Lord had just contracted with Donald Healey for rights to produce the Healey 100 around an Austin 4-cylinder engine. Believing that one company shouldn't produce two competing, swoopy-fender sports cars, Lord shelved the Enever concept. It wouldn't appear again until 1955, when BMC realized that the T-series MGs had gone past their sell-by date and needed to be replaced. (Ironically, at the same time, to bring the MGA into production Lord moved production of the Austin-Healeys to the MG plant at Abingdon.) MGAs on the rise? Now, of course, when we look at the MGA and the Healey, we think of them as prod- ucts of the same era. Consequently, followers of the markets for two-seat roadsters have wondered for some time when values of MGAs might begin catching up with the escalating prices of Healeys. Maybe now is that time, and folks in the market for a sporty-but-practical hobby car should start looking for good values in MGAs. In the interests of full disclosure, I'm pretty sure of my ground when I say that an MGA can be every bit as entertaining as an Austin-Healey — and actually has better handling. I own one of each, and it's the MGA that I choose to vintage race, while my Austin-Healey is used for club tours. The differences start with the structure. The MGA is a body-on-frame car, and the frame looks as if it was designed by the same person who designed railroad bridges for the British Empire. By contrast, the Healey has a much lighter frame, and it relies on the structure of its semi-monocoque body for torsional rigidity. The consequence is that the MGA is considerably more rigid, and the car corners with considerably more authority. On the other hand, the Healey engines, even the 4-cylinder versions, put out 18 more horsepower in stock version than the MGA 1500, so off the line the Healey gets more respect. In addition, the Healey's suspension components are sturdier, although it didn't have the rackand-pinion steering advantages of the MGA. The MGA also suffers a bit in the interior space department, with a smaller cockpit than the Healey, although they are almost exactly the same length. The advantage goes to more practical trunk space in the MGA. Ride and performance changes This very nice 1500, one of the first generation of MGAs, is a typical example of the quality and price available on the market today. As described in the catalog, it is a rust-free California car that has benefited from a recent body-off repaint and restoration of the suspension, electrical and fuel systems. Starting there, anyone racing an MGA today can give you a list of tested improvements that can make the MGA comparable to any street-version Healey without sacrificing reliability. With today's components and methods, engines can be built that produce as much as 50% more horsepower than stock — with little sacrifice of reliability or drivability. Or just as easily, a good MGB engine and transmission can be bolted into the MGA with almost no change in appearance of the engine compartment. Beyond that, for safety's sake as well as to improve reliability and stopping ability, the shocks, springs and brakes of an MGB front suspension are bolt-on replacements for the much weaker and less sturdy MGA suspension — an upgrade that is not only accepted but recommended in most racing associations. If you're looking for value, reliability and fun in a classic 1950s sports car — and are still hoping for some price appreciation in the future — you might stop looking for Austin-Healeys and start looking for a nice MGA. In the end, I would have to call this car well bought today, and very well bought looking at a five-year time frame. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, Seat Time and more... March 2012 47

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1967 Maserati Quattroporte Saloon An Italian sports car with four doors and a rear seat was as unimaginable then as Porsche building an SUV would be years later by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1963–1970 Number produced: 770 (Series 1 & 2) Original list price: $14,300 Current SCM Valuation: $17,500–$32,000 Tune-up cost: $1,900 Distributor caps: $250 Chassis #: In engine compartment on side rail Engine #: Stamped on left side of block Club: Maserati Club International More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 1969 Iso Fidia 1963 Facel Vega Excellence SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: 1071462 Concession of Holland Park Avenue, London W1. The current vendor purchased the car in 2005 from Anthony Hartley, and a full list of all previous owners is available for inspection. Over the period 2008–2009, the Maserati underwent extensive refurbishment, with the engine, suspension, brakes and air conditioning being overhauled by marque specialists Bill McGrath Maserati. In addition, the interior has been retrimmed by Kish Executive of Sunderland, the body having been restored and repainted during previous ownership. Finished in red with gray interior, the car is described as in generally excellent condition and offered with old-style logbook, MoT/tax to May 2012, Swansea V5 document and sundry restoration/service invoices. O SCM Analysis This car, Lot 437, sold for $80,095, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' The December Sale at Brooklands, Weybridge, U.K., on December 1, 2011. I would like to remind all reading this profile of my waxing lyrical on the subject of sedans in the September 2011 issue of this magazine. That “Collecting Thoughts” 48 ne of the world's fastest luxury saloons of its day, this early Quattroporte was first registered on September 29, 1967 with the cherished number plate ‘YP 6' by Maserati piece (p. 42) called on enlightened collectors to see beyond shallow considerations of surface appeal and give sedans a closer look. Why? First and foremost their dynamic properties, often matching and sometimes exceeding in balance their sexier two-door relatives. Second was the obvious economic benefits of vastly lower purchase prices, which are, however, often canceled out by the cost of restoration, repair and maintenance, which is of course identical to that of their more valuable relatives. Third was the opportunity for appreciation, which I will return to at the end. Don't peek. A ripping fast sedan The Quattroporte was certainly a bold move for Maserati when it was launched in 1963. It was not the first grand touring sport sedan — that crown can be credibly worn by the 1961 Lagonda Rapide or even the 1958 Facel Vega Excellence. What set the Quattroporte apart was that while a fast sedan might be expected from a British or French firm, the idea of an Italian sports car with four doors and a more-than-habitable rear seat was as unimaginable then as Porsche building an SUV would be years later. That Maserati read the market right can be seen in the rapturous press the car received on launch — my 1967 Maserati Quattroporte Lot 66, s/n AM1071204 Condition 4+ Sold at $27,663 Artcurial, Paris, FR, 2/8/09 SCM# 119681 1966 Maserati Quattroporte Series II Lot 9, s/n AM1071048 Condition 1Sold at $47,100 H&H, Buxton, UK, 2/17/10 SCM# 159089 1966 Maserati Quattroporte Lot 110130539485, s/n AM1971020 Sold at $2,425 eBay, 5/28/07 SCM# 45373 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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SCM Digital Bonus absolute favorite being in Car and Driver, which famously said, “A four-cam, five-speed, five-digit Wonder Wagon that will zoom you up, up, up the social ladder fast as a Lear Jet.” The car also performed well in the showroom. While there were a few other gran turismo sedans, most notably the 1961 Lagonda Rapide, they didn't have the impact of the Quattroporte. The numbers tell that story, as 55 Lagonda Rapides were sold in three years, against 770 of the Maseratis over six years. The first series, comprising 260 examples, was equipped with a 4.1-liter, 4-cam V8 derived from the 4.9-liter unit of the 5000GT. It also replaced the GT's Lucas fuel injection with a quartet of 2-barrel Weber carburetors. The second series, of which this car is an ex- ample, was built to be quieter, more comfortable, a bit lighter and cheaper to build. The second series lost the original De Dion rear axle in favor of a conventional unit, but it gained a 4.7-liter engine, and the quad headlights of the U.S. model replaced the single, square units. The car was a stunning performer, with the fac- tory boasting that the 143 mph top speed was faster than the Porsche 356 Carrera 2's 124 mph and not far off the Ferrari 250 GT/Lusso's 149 mph. Red isn't always better When considering this car, I cannot avoid a discussion of color. I admit a personal bias against large cars being painted bright red, which I feel works so much better on a smaller canvas. The overall impression a fire engine red sedan gives is, well, of a fire engine — or at least a fire chief's transport. Interestingly, there were actually five Quattroportes converted into fire trucks for Italian race circuits back in 1967. However, they were painted white, which is the common color for fire apparatus in Italy. That said, the catalog photographs portray a car that appeared to be restored to a generally high level, albeit with some departures taken from original specification. None is more striking than the red contrast piping on the light gray seats, which was repeated on the trim on the instrument pod surround. The wood trim is a lovely, mirror-like, heavily figured burled walnut. The panel fit appears good, although both front doors seem to be slightly out at the rear edge. The narrow whitewall tires it wears, while period-correct, to my eye seem a bit effete on a car as masculine-looking as the Quattroporte. At the December 2009 exchange rate, the £25,000 of maintenance and rebuild receipts from a leading Maserati specialist said to be on file equaled $39,750. That's a pretty clear indication of how serious the seller of this Maserati was about the drivability of his car — which is a very good thing. Also contributing to the interest in this car is that its vendor had purchased it from Anthony Hartley, a very well- known and well-heeled U.K. Maserati collector. Boom or one-time bang? Now to the price — what was up here? Was this ir- rational exuberance or a sign of a new market? In my opinion, it was just a touch of the former and a lot of the latter. After repeating our mantra, “One sale does not a market make,” let's take a look at the trends. The 2009 SCM Pocket Price Guide pegged the Quattroporte I at a #2 condition high of $17,000. By the mid-year 2011 edition, high was now at $21,300, and the 2012 Pocket Price Guide pegs it at $32,000. I think we still may be a bit off, and as I contribute to that section of the Pocket Price Guide, I'm calling myself out here. When the Quattroporte I has been sold at auction in the past few years, a steady rise in price can be seen, with the highest sale prior to this car being the $47,100 realized for a 1966 car at an H&H sale in the U.K. during early 2010. More recently, project cars have been sold in the $17k–$20k range, which was not too long ago the precinct of the “good driver” cars. While we've said this one transaction does not set the level for every Quattroporte I at $80k, it can be viewed in this manner. If you consider it an outlier in the group of sales, it functions much as the March 2011 Gooding & Company sale of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale for $154k did — a harbinger of things to come. So, it's fair to say that the entry price for a very good Quattroporte has certainly risen in the past three years — and shows signs of confidence. It's nothing less than these elegant and capable cars deserve. While this car is a market high in an un-lovely color, this may well be considered well bought in a short time. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of Bonhams.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, Seat Time and more... March 2012 49

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German Profile 1958 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Coupe Why such a high price? Well, this Carrera was well turned out and underwent a top-notch restoration By Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1955–1965 Number produced: 839 (Carrera GS and GT coupes, cabriolets & Speedsters) Original list price: $4,067 plus sunroof $155, Rudge knocksoffs $262 Current SCM Valuation: $185,000– $210,000 Tune-up cost: $3,760 Distributor caps: Two are needed. Originals are $500, repros $350 Chassis #: Stamped in the front trunk; tags beside gas tank on passenger's side and on driver's side A-pillar panel Engine #: Stamped on a rear-facing boss bottom left under fan/generator Clubs: 356 Registry More: www.porsche356registry.org Alternatives: 1956–1959 Porsche Carrera GT coupe, 1962–1965 Porsche Carrera 2 GS, 1960–1961 Alfa Romeo SZ-1 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 102210 Engine number: 90914 • Legendary four-cam Carrera engine • RHD example delivered new to Stephen O'Flaherty in Dublin • Fully factory equipped from new with sunroof, Rudge wheels and more • Matching-numbers engine • Period racing history, contested Leinster Trophy and Dunboyne Trophy • Restored by Porsche specialists European Collectibles and numerous marque experts • Extremely rare and desirable build specification SCM Analysis This car, Lot 271, sold for $414,736, including buyer's premium, at RM's London Auction on October 26, 2011. This car delivered a lot of desirable characteristics on the “want to have, will pay for it” continuum. It was numbers-matching; it had a sunroof; it carried the attractive color combination of metallic silver over a green interior; it had the sought-after Rudge knockoff wheels. The Rudges also were specified on the factory build sheet, and that inclusion is substantially rarer than the wheels themselves. This car also benefited from a fulsomely documented ownership trail — even if it did pass through the hands of a couple of Porsche “characters.” In 1992, Russ Klein in Brookfield, CT, put this car up for sale. It was in many pieces, in primer, but with a rare GT engine with the serial number 90824. Several locals looked at it, including your reporter and good friend Gerry McCarthy. We said something 50 that approximated, “Whoa, what a project.” Gary Kempton, who is smarter than we were, bought the car — largely to get its GT engine. Some years and several owners later, Robin Rennicks, a Dublin, Ireland, plastics company owner, purchased the car as a turnkey, nut-and-bolt restoration from Nick Clemence at European Collectibles in Costa Mesa, CA. All the right bits In addition to the desirable attributes listed above, this Carrera was well turned out. Many of the obvious points you look for on an attentive restoration were present. Trim was all street-car GS — and it was not mucked up with lightweight, race-car GT pieces. The interior was well executed, although the seats the original vinyl — which is a were leather — not change that almost any buyer would prefer. While little is known about the all-important underlying metalwork, it has remained stable for more than ten years. The paint was very nice and panel fit was quite presentable, although each door was out a tad at the back bottom. The engine was a late Type 547/1 1,498-cc unit. For readers not steeped in Porsche 356 four-cam lore, this first generation of the Ernst Fuhrmann-designed high performance engines had Hirth crankshafts riding on seven cages of 42 roller bearings each. These crankshafts were long-lived in steady, high-rev race-car applications, but less so in street use, where standing starts and running at lower revs induced high wear and ultimately failure. Those traits are reflected today by higher market values on 1959–1965 four-cam Carreras 1959 Porsche 356A Lot 412, s/n 86005 Condition 1Sold at $146,801 Bonhams, Chichester, UK, 7/1/11 SCM# 182312 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Lot 216, s/n 80212 Condition 1 Sold at $527,139 Artcurial, Paris, FR, 6/13/11 SCM# 179547 1958 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Lot 383, s/n 102543 Condition 1Sold at $213,189 Bonhams, Paris, FR, 2/5/11 SCM# 168829 Sports Car Market Tom Wood ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus with the more reliable Type 692 1,498-cc/1,587-cc and Type 587 1,966-cc plain-bearing engines. The single sweetest spot in the Porsche GS market right now might be a 1959 356A Carrera carrying a Type 692/1 1,498-cc or 692/2 1,587-cc plain-bearing engine, remembering that Carrera GTs are on entirely different desirability and price curves. A painstaking rebuild During restoration, this Carrera was reunited with its original engine, serial num- ber 90914. That was a roller-bearing unit where the provenance of the rebuild was of paramount importance. Fortunately, Gerry McCarthy, a well-known four-cam expert, completely rebuilt the engine with all-new internal parts and carburetors. Gerry also reported that the Hirth crankshaft, number 407, was sent to Bill Doyle at Rennwagen Motor Company (Jackson, WY) for its rebuild. That combination of McCarthy disassembly, parts sourcing, and re-assembly with a Billy Doylerebuilt crank is as good as it gets. For the record, Jon Bunin's rebuilt gearbox should also be trustworthy for decades. On a rising tide What pricing points do we have in the Carrera market? A lovely metallic silver over red interior 1959 Carrera GS sold earlier this year from a prominent Northwest collector for $350,000, but that car was in the “sweet spot” with a matched-number 692/2 plainbearing engine. A black 1957 Carrera GS with issues sold (quite well, actually) for $275,000 a few months back. Against that range, our subject car's factory-specified Rudge wheels added as much as $50,000, thereby compensating for its roller-bearing engine. Lastly, we need to allow for the fact that Carreras are on a rising tide. Collectors and investors seeking shelter in hard assets are finding these cars to be very desirable. All this said, a confluence of happy events had to come together in the skies over London for the car to have realized that $414,000 price for Nick Clemence, who recently had re-acquired the car from Robin Rennicks in Ireland. That price is likely a landmark result for a roller-bearing GS. Many speculated that the scarce right-hand drive of this 356A Carrera made it unusually attractive to a couple of competing English bidders — until Clemence told us that the car sold to the Continent. This is a good car that was well sold — but not badly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Seat Time, additional images and more... March 2012 51

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German Profile The Cumberford Perspective Pudgy perfection By Robert Cumberford I n the first few years of its existence, the Porsche 356 coupe shape underwent many changes, mostly involving windshield shapes and bumper design, but always holding close to Erwin Komenda's original aerodynamic body form, as first expressed in the late-1930s Porsche-built VW Berlin-RomeBerlin rally car. The 1950 coupes with their picket-fence windshield separating pillars were frankly funny looking, but the basic concept was good enough to have lasted more than 60 years now. It was with this 356A model that the Komenda idea reached its aesthetic peak. The windshield became a single piece with no flat sections, the original bottom-ofbody datum plane was moderated by slight radii beneath the doors and under the bumpers — in effect raising the datum to the level of the rubber protectors on the bumpers and allowing the eye to finish the form. The formal purity of this par- ticular car is spoiled only by the vertical bumper guards and the slightly larger and less-elegant handle/badge on the nose, as compared with earlier models. One has the impression that, had economical technology existed, the side glass would have been compound-curved as well, but as it is this is the ultimate 356. Later, nasty tubes surmounted the bumpers, then bumpers moved upward, and purity was lost. To me, this is the Porsche 356. ♦ 6 4 5 1 2 3 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Notice how the body keeps getting wider as it gets lower. Classical German “cupcake” (or, to be less elegant, “cow pie”) automotive styling. Viz: Audi TT. 2 It's hard to believe now that such skinny tires were considered to be perfectly adequate for serious hard driving. No wonder Porsche drivers were adept at “wisching,” or wiping the car across the pavement. Or that spins were frequent. 3 These precursors of today's substantial radiator inlets on the 911 were there mainly to let out sound waves from the horns. 4 The perimeter of the front compartment lid is astonishingly artful, separating concave and convex sections, defining what is fender, what is body as the 11 two flow together. An absolutely perfect line. 5 There were at least half a dozen windshield workouts on 356 coupes. Four pieces of glass, then only two, then one piece with three radii, and finally this best of all with its sweeping plan view curve. 6 The very first 356s had the bumper built in, not external, as here. Aligning the bumper on a 356 was extremely delicate. If not perfectly parallel to the ground plane, the bumper can droop at the ends, as here, or turn up in a silly slight smile. REAR 3/4 & SIDE VIEW 7 These are the most desirable of all 356 wheels, with the basic oval vent spider, chrome finish and the quick-change knockoff nut. 8 It is not widely known that this German Pr erman Profile The rman Profile The Cumberford Perspective Pudgy perfection By Robert Cumberford I n the first few years of its existence, the Porsche 356 coupe shape underwent many changes, mostly involving windshield shapes and bumper design, but always holding close to Erwin Komenda's original aerodynamic body form, as first expressed in the late-1930s Porsche-built VW Berlin-Rome- Berlin rally car. The 1950 coupes with their picket-fence windshield separating pillars were frankly funny looking, but the basic concept was good enough to have lasted more than 60 years now. It was with this 356A model that the Komenda idea reached its aesthetic peak. The windshield became a single piece with no flat sections, the original bottom-of- body datum plane was moderated by slight radii beneath the doors and under the bumpers — in ef- fect raising the datum to the level of the rubber protectors on the bumpers and allowing the eye to finish the form. The formal purity of this par- ticular car is spoiled only by the vertical bumper guards and the slightly larger and less-elegant handle/badge on the nose, as compared with earlier models. One has the impression that, had economical technology existed, the side glass would have been compound-curved as well, but as it is this is the ultimate 356. Later, nasty tubes surmounted the bumpers, then bumpers moved upward, and purity was lost. To me, this is the Porsche 356. ♦ 6 4 5 1 2 3 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Notice how the body keeps getting wider as it gets lower. Classical German “cupcake” (or, to be less elegant, “cow pie”) automotive styling. Viz: Audi TT. 2 It's hard to believe now that such skinny tires were considered to be perfectly adequate for serious hard driving. No wonder Porsche drivers were adept at “wisching,” or wiping the car across the pavement. Or that spins were frequent. 3 These precursors of today's substantial radiator inlets on the 911 were there mainly to let out sound waves from the horns. 4 The perimeter of the front compartment lid is astonishingly artful, separating concave and convex sections, defining what is fender, what is body as the 11 two flow together. An absolutely perfect line. 5 There were at least half a dozen windshield workouts on 356 coupes. Four pieces of glass, then only two, then one piece with three radii, and finally this best of all with its sweeping plan view curve. 6 The very first 356s had the bumper built in, not external, as here. Aligning the bumper on a 356 was extremely delicate. If not perfectly parallel to the ground plane, the bumper can droop at the ends, as here, or turn up in a silly slight smile. REAR 3/4 & SIDE VIEW 7 These are the most desirable of all 356 wheels, with the basic oval vent spider, chrome finish and the quick-change knockoff nut. 8 It is not widely known that this 12 12 can be accessed by a flap inside the cockpit. Elegant and effective. 9 This little round panel can be removed for service access to the transverse rear torsion bars. 10 Slight turn-under is held horizontal rather than pointing to the sill ahead of the wheelhouse opening; not as elegant as the front-end solution, as seen from this point of view. 11 The sunroof is an odd addition to an ultra-high performance car, as it adds weight exactly where you don't want it, up high. 12 This early Carrera makes do with only one deck lid grille, much more elegant than the later double-grille solution. INTERIOR VIEW (previous page) A passenger can expect a spirited ride, so there are two rips, but there's nothing for ht hand. member horn rings? Once r, they were soon realized otally unneeded, except hey also served as turn l controls, as on Mercedes t seems really odd on a e. ely simple instrument , just plain flat metal with e modest dials. Switches d the steering wheel are bad mically. 7 52 8 9 10 Sports Car Market

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American Car Collector Profile 1956 Ford Thunderbird While this Red Mist price defies value guides, as long as you buy for love — not money — you won't go wrong B. Mitchell Carlson Details Years produced: 1955–1957 Number produced: 15,631 Original list price: $3,151 Current SCM Valuation: $27,500–$41,700 Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $15 Chassis number: Top of the right frame rail, between the front body mount and the front suspension; also on the body plate, right side of the firewall Engine number: Casting numbers only, left side of the block between the cylinder head and the oil filter flange Club: Classic Thunderbird Club International More: www.ctci.org Alternatives: 1955–1956 Ford Fairlane Sunliner two-door convertible, 1953–1955 Nash Healey, 1953–1954 Kaiser Darrin, 1955–1957 Chevrolet Corvette SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: P6FH202140 • Restored to original color combination • Colonial White with red and white interior • Both hard top and black soft top • 312-ci engine • Automatic transmission • Wide whitewall tires SCM Analysis This car, Lot S69.1, sold for $95,000, including buyer's premium, at Mecum's Kansas City Auction on December 3, 2011. In 1980, I had just earned my driver's license and was on a family vacation. While on the road, we stopped at a mall in Kansas City, where I bought a copy of THUNDERBIRD! An Illustrated History of the Ford T-Bird by Ray Miller and Glenn Embree. My dad thought I was nuts to drop $30 on a book, let alone a book on T-Birds, a car he never really warmed to (and he has only once NOT gone to the Ford dealer for a new vehicle in his whole life). Back then, that book was a landmark reference on first-generation T-Birds, and it was written in 1973, when the first generation T-Bird initially caught on in the budding collector car market. In 1980, $15k would get you a very respectable first- generation T-Bird. That said, $15k would also get you a typical 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI brand-new off the showroom floor — and $15k would also get you the three nicest 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victorias on the planet — which was more my dad's style. 54 Now, 32 years later, two-seater T-Bird values haven't changed all that much — although $15k will get you onequarter of the nicest '56 Crown Victoria on the planet — or the four nicest 1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VIs. In fact, within the past two years, I've seen less-thanproud-but-running '55 T-Birds sell for as low as $15k. These cars seem to be stuck in a value time warp, as they did a meteoric rise in value in the mid-1970s and have stagnated since then — for the most part. I was back in Kansas City on December 3, 2011, and our subject T-Bird was about to cross Mecum's auction block. I didn't know that I'd end up profiling the car for SCM, but I did want to write up a 1955–1957 T-Bird for my report on this auction, as there were several crossing the block during the sale. I looked at our subject car, but it didn't strike me as any big shakes, and I moved on. It was a very typical 1956 Thunderbird, nice but not stunning — and not overly glitzed-up. No big deal. I moved on and picked a less-than-spectacular '57 E-Bird, simply because it seems like everyone has restored these rare, dual 4-barrel-carb cars to be show winners. Another E-Bird was a strong sale at Mecum Kansas City last year at $139,920, and I haven't seen a driver-grade car cross the block lately. The E-Bird hammered sold for $44,520. Yawn. Lightning strikes on the block Then our white '56 rolled up — I had to double-check 1956 Ford Thunderbird Lot 703, s/n P6FH190753 Condition 5+ Sold at $15,210 Bonhams, Westport, CT, 9/18/11 SCM# 184409 1957 Ford Thunderbird (E-Bird car) Lot 696.1, s/n E7FH28957 Condition 2 Sold at $57,200 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas, NV, 9/22/11 SCM# 185844 1956 Ford Thunderbird Lot 228, s/n P6FH19160 Condition 2 Sold at $37,800 Silver Auctions, Carson City, NV, 8/25/11 SCM# 184522 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus it as a '56 because of the non-porthole hard top — and it took off like a rocket. $50k. $60k. $75k. Wow. Everyone was paying attention. I grabbed a couple of block shots of the car after Mecum announced that the reserve was off. Then it hammered sold for $90,000 ($95k with the juice). What happened? Let's break it down. Our example is not equipped with power steering or power brakes — just a Town and Country signal-seeking radio, Ford-O-Matic, both types of tops and wire basket wheel covers. Would that make it worth $90k? Nope. If anything, that package should lower the car's value. First-generation T-Bird buyers like their trinkets — the more the merrier — and if they are not authentic, such as the often-seen 1961–63 vintage Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, that's fine with most. While our car has both tops, the hard top is the NON-porthole flavor — a no-extra-cost option that carried through into 1957. But would that make it worth $90k? Heck no! When you think '56 T-Bird, a white porthole top car with Suzanne Somers behind the wheel — right from “American Graffiti” — comes to mind. Besides, the “three-legged dog” contingent that would want a non-porthole car just because it's an oddity is pretty small — and the supply of cars is pretty large, so it's a non-issue. A nice award, but… The car had won a Vintage Thunderbird Club International Senior award. Would that make it worth $90k? This is the closest reason to say… maybe. VTCI is one of the major T-Bird clubs, and it is well established — even outside of T-Bird circles. So, if you say your Thunderbird has earned a VTCI Senior award, people tend to notice. The award helps verify the car's condition. Granted, if it were awarded in 1985, that's white noise in the background, and the car needs to be inspected to see how far it has unwound. However, if a VTCI Senior Award is dated within the past year or two, it can be a rubber stamp for a top car. A cursory inspection showed our subject car to be restored and in number 1 condition, but the SCM Pocket Price Guide — and other guides — do not put it at a $90,000 estimated value. The Sports Car Market/ American Car Collector guide has a top price of $41,700. The most optimistic value I could find in print anywhere was $63,500. A specially equipped car done by a big name in the T-Bird world could bring $90k, but our car isn't that kind of car. The Red Mist Rule The most plausible explanation of why our nice car sold for a very nice $95k is that two people really, really wanted it. Nothing else adds up. While the price paid defies established pricing guides, as long as you buy for love — not money —you won't go wrong. Just don't think that Red Mist is contagious for your car when it comes time to sell. By the way, the same Red Mist Rule applies to the copy of THUNDERBIRD! I bought in Kansas City in 1980. I bought the book out of love — not with an eye to making money. Over the years, I've certainly got more than $30 worth of use out of the book, and while it has been reprinted several times, it is still worth around $30. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... March 2012 55

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Race Car Profile 1972 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/TT/3 The Makes Championship racers of 1969–74 are not for the faint of heart or weak of pocketbook by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1971–72 Number built: 20 Original list price: n/a Current SCM Valuation: $650,000– $1,000,000 Cost per hour to race: $2,500 Chassis #: Unknown Engine #: Block at rear of L cylinder head Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1971–1973 Ferrari 312PB, 1968–1972 Porsche 908, 1972–1973 Mirage M6, 1968–1969 Matra 650 SCM Investment grade: A Comps Chassis number: AR11572010 • 4th overall at Le Mans with Nino Vaccarella and Andrea de Adamich • Confirmed as a 1972 Alfa Romeo Autodelta team car •Driven by Andrea de Adamich in the 1972 season • Beautiful patina with original paint and interior SCM Analysis This car, Lot 280, sold for $946,680, including buyer's premium, at RM's London auction on October 26, 2011. The lineage of Alfa Romeo's Tipo 33 racing cars is involved enough that I am going to dispense with using catalog copy this time and just get on with telling the story. To say that racing has been in Alfa Romeo's blood is understating the situation. It has been the core passion and an essential part of Alfa's self concept from the beginning, and in this it has been quintessentially Italian. Also unfortunately quintessentially Italian has been the fact that it has been perpetually underfunded and financially undermanaged for most of its history, staggering from one financial crisis to the next. As a result, pure racing Alfas (as opposed to racing production cars) have been an episodic occurrence over the company's history, blazing brightly and then disappearing while managers tried to keep the company solvent. As Italy recovered from World War II, Alfa cam- paigned the Type 158 Alfetta for a number of years, dominating the Grand Prix racing (yet to be called Formula One) of the era. Predictably, though, the success carried far too high a cost, and Alfa had to withdraw to spend the 1950s and early 1960s selling street cars. The passion was never lost though, and the marque was actively rallied and raced by privateers — with quiet 56 support from the factory. The performance-oriented Giulietta series was introduced in 1954, and the cars quickly became a weapon of choice in European racing, particularly after Zagato put a lightweight alloy body on a wrecked Sprint, creating what was to become known as the SZ (Sprint Zagato). These were entirely streetable cars, but once again the pendulum had started swinging back towards factory-supported, purpose-built racing cars. The men behind the machine I should introduce a few personalities here. Orazio Satta Puliga and Giuseppe Busso had joined Alfa just before World War II, and they were the primary racing guys in the company — and were heavily involved with the Alfetta GP project. By the late 1950s, Satta was the head of design, and Busso was in charge of the mechanical side — and both were finally in position to push the company back into racing. Carlo Chiti had joined Alfa in the early 1950s but had left to join Ferrari in 1958, taking a designer named Ludovico Chizzola with him. These two men were students of John Cooper's mid-engined designs, and they were responsible (along with Giotto Bizzarrini) for the dominant Ferrari 156 F1 car that carried Phil Hill to the 1961 World Championship. This being Italy, the success triggered a mutiny and mass desertion at Ferrari after the season ended, leaving Chiti and Chizzola wondering what to do next. After spectacularly failing to make the company ATS successful, they decided to form a company named Autodelta — with the specific purpose of being the quasi-official Alfa Romeo racing department. 1971 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 Prototype Lot 234, s/n 115720002 Condition 2 Not sold at $660,000 Bonhams, Gstaad, CH, 12/19/07 SCM# 48122 1972 Alfa Romeo T33/TT/3 (same car) Lot 36, s/n AR115720010 Condition 3 Not sold at $650,000 Artcurial, Paris, FR, 2/8/09 SCM# 119664 1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 Group 6 Lot 432, s/n 10580023 Condition 3- Not sold at $630,270 Coys, Fontvieille, MC, 5/5/04 SCM# 34183 Sports Car Market Simon Clay ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus Alfa races back The 1960s were very good for Alfa Romeo. In 1962, they had introduced the 105-Series Giulia, one of the first true sports sedans available, and it was selling well, which allowed a bit of financial breathing room. Feeling flush, Alfa started work on a 2-liter V8 to complement the 1.6-liter four of the Giulia, and the racing passion began to rise. The Giulietta SZ had been a great success and begged for a suitable Giulia-based successor. The factory was very busy as it was, so the job was shared with Autodelta. The pendulum swung further back toward pure racing, as Alfa and Autodelta created the TZ series as well as the production-based Giulia GTA racer (Type 105.32). Alfa was back in racing. Meanwhile, Satto and Busso had been playing with a mid- engined concept car and came up with something they called the Scarabeo. It used a transversely mounted Giulia engine, so it was given the successor Giulia type number to the GTA, which was 105.33. They only built three of them, and only two with the transverse four, which were used as show cars. The third car got the 2-liter V8 in a normal longitudinal in- stallation and was tested as a racing car. The show cars went to the museum, and the third became known as the Type 33. Every Alfa Romeo sports-racing car from then until Alfa withdrew from the series at the end of 1977 shared the moniker, even though they had little more than that in common and were certainly not Giulias. Not unlike Porsche in a similar time period, Alfa initially chose to compete in the under 2-liter class, which is understandable, as Alfa built small sporting cars. But, like Porsche, they eventually got seduced by the idea of playing in the big leagues. There were multiple reasons for this, not least the fact that their 2-liter V8 was a challenging experience. The engine made 270 horsepower at 9,600 rpm, but it would barely keep running under 7,000 rpm and blew up at over 10,000 rpm, so it required an extremely good driver to go fast. Also, the FIA set the Manufacturer's World Championship rules to favor 3-liter prototypes starting in 1969, so there was a great incentive to step up (with a littlenoticed exemption that allowed the 5-liter Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s, but that is a different story). For 1969, the Tipo 33 2-liter had evolved into the T33/3 3-liter. This design was developed over the 1970 and 1971 seasons, emerging with a 440-hp engine, a well-developed chassis and excellent aerodynamics. For the 1972 season, the FIA had finally gotten things in hand: the 5-liter cars were history, and the championship was for 3-liter Group 6 cars only. There were enough changes that it would require what was effectively a new car, so Alfa built the T/33/ TT (for Telaio Tubolare, or tubular frame). It was heavier to meet the new rules and designed specifically for Alfa's new flat V12 engine. Alfa's V8 was pretty much at its limit in the 440-horsepower range, and the V12 promised close to 500, so it would be essential to remain in the hunt. Unfortunately, the new engine wasn't ready in time, so the V8 got put in instead, creating our subject T33/TT/3. Ferrari didn't have this problem, having sacrificed the 1971 season to get its 312PB completely ready for the next year. In 1972, Ferrari's 312PB was utterly dominant, win- ning overall and frequently filling the podium of every race it entered. Alfa did well at the Targa Florio (2nd and 3rd) and got 4th at Le Mans (Ferrari didn't enter because they doubted their engines would last), but mostly struggled to play the bridesmaid's role all year, ending second overall to Ferrari, with 85 points to 208 points. Alfa got the V12 working for 1973, and in 1974 Alfa finally won the World Championship in the T33 TT 12, but 1972 was a tough year. An in-demand frontrunner The Makes Championship racers of the period 1969–74 are a very demanding category of racing car, and they are not for the faint of heart or (particularly) weak of pocketbook. It was a period when most of the cars were effectively Formula One cars with full bodywork, and they were designed to survive to the finish of any given race — but no more. Full rebuilds between races were expected. This combines with the fact that very few were built (now over 40 years ago) — so finding or manufacturing spares can be very challenging, which means that writing the check to buy a car is often the easiest part. Keeping these cars running, particularly if you want to be near the front, can be brutal. On the other hand, it is an extremely exclusive club; the cars are welcome everywhere, and I'm told they are a joy to drive. At roughly a million bucks, this Alfa cost a third of what a 312PB would set you back, roughly half of a Matra or Porsche 908, and about the same as a Cosworth-powered Mirage. Maintenance will probably be much less than the Ferrari (the gold standard of spendy maintenance) but more than a Porsche or Matra, and far more than a Cosworth-powered anything. This car is Italian, though, with excellent history and patina to help the collector side of the equation, and you will be the only one on your block (or likely at the event) to have one. A good driver can run at or near the front, and there probably will always be someone who wants to buy it from you. All in all, not a bad situation, and I'd say this car was fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... March 2012 57

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Market Reports Overview Barn Finds Surface for Final Auctions of 2011 Hartung was not a restorer or even a preservationist, but boy, did he accumulate a bunch of stuff A s the winter air cooled, so did the action at final car sales of the year. Auctions America by RM sold Lee Roy Hartung's 1,580-piece collection of cars, motorcycles and memo- rabilia without reserve. Hartung was a salvage man, and his collection included many interesting cars, but none showed signs of preservation or restoration. Still, a 1950 Edwards R-26 Roadster, reputedly a Pebble Beachwinner at the inaugural concours, fetched $144k, and a 1950 BMW Veritas with coachwork by Spohn sold for $196k. Perhaps the most highly anticipated car at the auc- tions covered in this issue was another in need of total restoration — the 1953 Austin-Healey Special Test Car/100S prototype, notable both for its racing provenance and for its role in the grisly 1955 Le Mans disaster (See Collecting Thoughts, p. 40). This car crossed the block directly out of long-term storage, but its barn-find state did not appear to hamper bidding. It sold for a whopping $1.3m at Bonhams' December Sale. Bonhams saw overall sales totals drop, however, to $4.8m from $5.7m last year. At Bonhams' annual November Los Angeles sale, a 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine sold for $172k. This car, too, was in poor shape, but it had once transported a young Elvis Presley and his band, with guitars strapped to the roof, according to legend. The price makes clear that the King's celebrity factor is as potent as ever. Overall sales dropped from $1.4m in 2011 to $1.0m, which Senior Auction analyst Carl Bomstead attributed to some lower-quality consignments. Willy Nelson's 1986-2000 tour bus sold for $47k at Collector Car Productions' annual Toronto sale. The restored motorcoach featured an airbrushed mural and lots of usable touring features. A fully restored 1969 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 60 Sales Totals $6,495,552 Hollywood Wheels, West Palm Beach, FL Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K. CCP, Toronto, ON, CAN Auctions America, Glenview, IL Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K. Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA $2,001,691 $1,007,146 $4,826,600 $3,161,630 $2,243,113 Shelby GT350 was a good deal at $70k, and an immaculately redone 1965 Porsche 356C garnered spirited bidding and a $73k sold price. Auction Analyst Norm Mort noted that the weak dollar meant fewer American buyers crossed the border to buy a car, but overall sales still grew to $3.1m from $2.8m last year. Usually, an increase in cars sold translates to a reduced average price, but Hollywood Wheels managed to grow both figures for their West Palm Beach sale by consigning some very high quality cars. The high-sale 1958 DeSoto Adventurer convertible pilot car with ultra-rare electronic fuel injection sold for $448k, and a 1957 GMC Palomino pickup changed hands for $194k. Back in the U.K., disappointing action across Silverstone's auction block was fol- lowed by many deals behind the scenes. The final tallies looked strong for this auction house's second sale, with an average sold price of $51k among 39 cars sold. A $218k 1969 AC 428 coupe was the big ticket. Wrapping up the market reports for this issue is Chad Tyson's eBay column. This month, Chad used the Internet to shop for only the most primitive of automobiles — cars with wooden wheels. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1953 Austin-Healey 100S prototype roadster, $1,323,915—Bon-UK, p. 84 2. 1958 Desoto Adventurer Pilot Car convertible, $448,200—HW, p. 118 3. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $425,600—Bon-UK, p. 86 4. 1990 Ferrari F40 coupe, $339,224—Bon-UK, p. 88 5. 1969 AC 428 coupe, $218,129—Silverstone, p. 66 6. 1913 Flying Merkel Model 70 twin belt-drive motorcycle, $201,250—AAbyRM, p. 108 7. 1950 BMW Veritas convertible, $195,500—AAbyRM, p. 106 8. 1957 GMC Palomino Autorama show pickup, $194,400—HW, p. 118 9. 1961 Morgan Plus 4 roadster, $191,902—Silverstone, p. 66 10. 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine, $172,000—Bon-LA, p. 76 1. 1956 Lincoln Premiere convertible, $32,175—Bon-LA, p. 78 2. 1958 Chevrolet Nomad wagon, $49,680—HW, p. 118 3. 1954 Bentley R-type coupe, $164,473—Bon-UK, p. 84 4. 1966 Sunbeam Tiger convertible, $25,300—CCP, p. 92 5. 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom 4-dr tourer, $94,992—Silverstone, p. 64 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK The Walter Hayes Sale Top price was a strong $218,129 for a right-hand-drive manual-shift 1969 AC 428 coupe — a model that has been in the doldrums until recently Company Silverstone Auctions Date November 4, 2011 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold / offered 39/66 Sales rate 59% Sales total $2,001,691 High sale 1969 AC 428, sold at $218,129 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.63) Wouldn't you like this as your garage? Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics A bunch of post-sale deals helped Silverstone Auctions to a 59% sell-through rate following its second auction, at the Walter Hayes Trophy meeting — a mixed bag of heats for Formula Ford and older classic cars. Top price, to applause, was the strong $218,129 for a right-hand-drive manual-shift 1969 AC 428 coupe — a model that has been in the doldrums until recently — but the two other big lots failed to find buyers on the day. The 1960 Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato 3C (sporting a few bubbles in the paint) failed to find a new owner, and the 1962 Morgan Plus 4, with evidence that it was the 1962 Le Mans class winner, sold after the auction for $191,902 after questions about its identity on sale day hampered bidding. The ex-Chris Lawrence 1963 Deep Sanderson day, although a tidy Anglia 105E racer made $39,980 and an ex-Eddie Cheever 2006 Crawford Sports racer brought $76,781, both of them post-block deals closed by the time the shouting was over. Chris Lawrence's Monica coupe, offered at no reserve, sold for a fine $87,955, and auctioneer Jonathan Humbert found a respectable $153,522 on a Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Open Two-Seater, $130,174 on a 1952 XK 120 coupe, $65,087 on a near-mint and rare in right-hand drive BMW 3.0 CSL, and $51,014 bravely laid out on a tidylooking 1972 Lamborghini Espada. A very straight and proper Jaguar Mk IX automatic pulled the right money Northhamptonshire, UK at $57,171, and post-sale deals included $16,524 on a tidy but not perfect Ford Escort RS2000 Mk II and $9,915 on a 1964 Mercury Comet Cyclone. This was in mild drag race trim, but as the sister to the Ford Falcon, its value lies in it eligibility for FIA pre-'66 historic saloon racing. A Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 with torpedo body by Wilkinson looked like a very good value at $94,992, and a 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport with good history was on the nail at $82,678. So, a bit of persistence after the sale saved what looked on the day to be a mildly “Twinny” single-seater (it has a 1071-cc Cooper S engine and transmission at each end) once again failed to find a buyer at auction, even after its 2008 appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and in the Mini 50 race at the Revival. Silverstone divides its auctions into three categories, and none of the competition cars sold on the 62 disappointing sales rate. “The Walter Hayes Sale was a fantastic conclusion to our first year of auctions,” said founder Nick Whale. “With two classic car sales now under our belt, we look forward to pressing on in 2012, broadening our horizons and continuing to deliver some of the finest cars in the market.” The company plans three auctions at this “Silverstone Wing” building venue next year, but its next sale will be at the Race Retro show in Warwickshire in February 2012, taking over the slot first occupied by Bonhams and most recently tried by H&H. Competition cars tend to be a hard sell at auction, so I wish them the best of luck. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK ENGLISH BEST BUY #145-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM tourer. S/N 55DC. Eng. # 0195. Green/black canvas/beige leather. RHD. Originally a Hooper landaulette but rebodied by Wilkinson. Straight, tidy, newish paint. Nice nickel plating, extra rear lamps. Good top and frames. Older, well creased leather, tidy dash, although tach glass is bro- miles since. Still very tidy with nice paint. Decent plating, polished through by radiator cap. Older leather, slightly dulled dash. In this ownership since 1967. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,468. Sold post-auction, as many of the lots offered did. It brought slightly less than expected, and was no doubt a sad sale for the seller. New owner got a good buy. #155-1957 MGA ken. Clean motor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,992. Has been in Canada, and then France. This sold cheap to a dealer who immediately retailed it for more and moved it on almost as soon. The only explanation is that this wasn't Silverstone's usual fare, and that it managed to pass a little unnoticed. #152-1932 MG F2 MAGNA roadster. S/N F1430. Eng. # 1678AF. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 80,000 miles. Very clean and tidy after an enthusiastic home restoration in the '90s. Leather and carpets new (by professionals) in 1998. Squeaky-clean motor now with shell bearings. Still with original registration number and MG “Pass Out” certificate signed by first owner, certifying his satisfaction with mark in passenger's seat. Mechanicals seem healthy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,706. Originally sold to North America, and still in its original color, Orient Red. This seemed like an honest old thing, ready to use and enjoy, and the 5-speed could be reversed if that was important to you. Price was not out of order for a decent driver, but reasonably well sold. #128-1958 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. the car upon receipt. Approximately 80,000 miles recorded. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,846. Last sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Revival sale in September 2008 for $73,200 (SCM# 117848), when we said, “Very nice, but slightly overplated and polished engine. Odometer numbers have fallen out,” and “Six owners from new, and far exceeded the top estimate of $55k. It's one of only 14 left, you see.” This time its value was a little more realistic, and a decent buy. #138-1936 MG NB roadster. S/N NA0957. Red & maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 24,282 miles. Restoration began in the mid-1980s, finally back on the road in 1991, but only 275 64 S/N T820008DN. Eng. # VS16529. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 6,112 miles. Very appealing example of a rare model (nine reportedly built in 1958), restored in the late '90s. Door fit good, paint deep and lustrous. Dash and trim roadster. S/N HDK4353419. Red/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,756 miles. Restored in the early '90s, which is presumably when the conversion to RHD was done. Also converted to 5-speed. Older repaint has a few dust and sink marks, doors don't fit very well. Wavy rear bumper, but rest of brightwork is good. Decent carpets, one excellent, newish leather, one small stain on transmission tunnel carpet. Motor clean and tidy. Recorded mileage is since restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $153,522. In Italy from 1976 to 1990 and restored on repatriation. Silverstone did a studio photo shoot for this one, so they thought it was worth something. Indeed, by current market standards it was correctly sold. #146-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I 2+2 hard top/roadster. S/N HBT7L253. White/white fiberglass/black vinyl. RHD. Body straight with good door and panel fit following earlier restoration. Paint OK with a few minor blemishes. Right rear bumper over-rider a bit rusty. Chassis straight, newish exhaust. With hard top and Moto-lita wheel, although not sure when it was converted from left-hand drive to right. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,821. Sold right for the price of a user with no obvious issues, rather than a concours queen—although of course the two-seat BT7 commands more for its cooler looks. Big Healeys have been gathering ground of late, but only for the top cars, leaving good-to-middling fodder like this looking like a deal. Well bought but realistically offered on a $29k–$35k estimate, so before you add premiums both parties met at a happy place. #153-1959 MGA roadster. S/N HDA4361077. Eng. # 15GBUHLA085. Red/black leather. Odo: 43,991 miles. Very shiny and straight with excellent door shuts following recent restoration. Repro brightwork all good. Leather unworn. Motor is clean, dry and tidy with alloy valve cover. As tidy underneath as it is up top. No top or side-curtains included. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $35,182. Originally black and sold to California, repatriated in 2009 before restoration. This made $7k more than Lot 155, the other red MGA roadster in the sale, as it deserved to—and LHD will make it easier to retail in mainland Europe, where many U.K. cars are going these days. Quite well bought. See English profile on p. 46. Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK #144-1961 JAGUAR MK IX 4-dr sedan. S/N 775923BW. Maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 70,715 miles. Sharply restored example of boat-sized “HMS Jag” looks straight and shiny. Excellent leather is unworn, carpets very good, veneers perfect. Near-concours motor gears; dry-sumped Geoff Richardson motor (that reportedly revs to 8,100!); and four-pot front brakes (so no FIA papers). Spares package included. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $39,980. presentation. With original tools and a set of fitted luggage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,171. If you wish to hurl yourself down the road behind XK power but with friends, this is the way to do it. Price was slightly more than expected but worth it for such a fabulous example of the best variant to have. Well bought and well sold. TOP 10 No. 9 #158-1961 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 4840. Green/white fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,980 miles. Chris Lawrence developed this car to race when it was new. In near perfect condition following restoration in low-line Super Sports trim, with string-bound wheel and all. At least some of this car, re-registered in 1964 as a new car, is claimed have run at Le One of a pair of very tidy race Anglias at this auction. Lot 133, the Superspeed replica, failed to sell, but this one was a post-auction deal for at least $15k less than the owner had hoped for, and for far less than it cost to build. As ever, competition cars never get their money back unless they have very special history, such as the Austin-Healey involved in the 1955 Le Mans crash that fetched $1.3m the month after this sale (see Collecting Thoughts in this issue, p. 40). Well bought. #112-1964 AUSTIN MINI 2-dr sedan. S/N AA2S7S576109. Eng. # 754252. Red & black/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 99,676 miles. Cooper lookalike with all the right bits, including fast road cam, straight-cut gearbox and period bucket seats. Tidy and clean: floors and rockers are excellent, with one weld repair. slightly creased. Fitted with newish stainless exhaust and new nuts under the fuel tank, so someone's been under it recently. Sits on period slot mags. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $218,129. The restoration cost on one of these little steel coupes is terrifying, so at this price I'd expect perfection. This looked a little way short of that, but it still managed to hit big money for a 428 (see profile in the December 2011 SCM, p. 44), meaning it was well sold. Mans in ‘62 and won its class, wearing the famous number “TOK 258.” Confusingly, that number has now been reunited with its original chassis number on another car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $191,902. Being sold from American ownership, this was a slightly odd one. A saleroom notice on the day explained that there had been a dispute over the car's identity. But those issues must have been resolved, as the car was declared sold post-sale at something approaching a normal number. If it actually is what it was claimed to be, something of a bargain for a Le Mans class-winner. #166-1963 FORD ANGLIA 2-dr sedan. S/N N/A. Blue/blue paint & black velour. RHD. Immaculate racer, rebuilt as a 1300 after time spent as a front-running 1000. Now with fiberglass hood, doors and fenders; straight-cut 66 Some side trim a bit squashed and held on with self-tappers. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $10,994. Offered at no reserve and hit about the right money between three phones and a bidder in the room. Winning bid was about half the price of the real thing—and only you and the Mini Cooper Register will know... It probably cost a lot more to do, so here I'd say cautiously well bought. #162-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B9473727. Eng. # 4573F21KA. Yellow/black fiberglass/black & yellow velour & vinyl. Odo: 29,089 miles. Straight and tidy for a rally car and rot free, with big tank, fourpot front calipers plus new seats and harnesses, FIA papers and six spare Minilites with tires. Now with 289 instead of original 260 and extra radiator scoop under chin. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,478. English-registered, left-hand drive, has been in Belgium where the rallying is #139-1969 MGC convertible. S/N GCN15766G. Eng. # RUH3776. Green/black leather & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,145 miles. Very sharp following meticulous restoration in the late 1990s, when it was Primrose. New paint looks nice, no rot, floors and rockers sharp and solid. Leather lightly worn and creased. Motor tidy, with stainless steel exhaust. New top and flat tarmac and fast. Various folk have tried rallying these with only some success, as brake longevity is an issue. This sold in a post-auction deal at least $10k cheaper than you'd expect to pay for a tidy road car (prices for which have been hardening slightly). TOP 10 No. 5 #136-1969 AC 428 coupe. S/N CF42. Eng. # 7L19M. Maroon/black leather. RHD. Odo: 782 miles. Rare manual version is one of estimated six built. Good appearance overall. Decent paint except on rocker panels, which have a few small bubbles and show evidence of older repairs. Leather only tonneau, with rear tele damper conversion. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,146. What a difference no roof, a better color and a manual box can make when it comes to retail prospects—this Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK car fetched twice the money of Lot 111, the earlier C, an automatic GT with Webasto sliding sunroof. Cs have begun to be worth significantly more than similar-condition Bs (modern tire technology has a lot to do with it), and here this one was correctly bought. #111-1969 MGC GT coupe. S/N GCD15345G. Eng. # H3299. Teal blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,731 miles. Tidy and restored. Body looks straight, rockers and floors solid, chrome all good. New sunroof, seat leather hardly worn. Very tidy motor, stainless exhaust fitted. Mileage is likely since restora- retail market soon. I know of a similar car in the U.K. recently offered at £16k ($25k). FRENCH #123-1974 MONICA 560 saloon. S/N well. Stainless exhaust fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,224. This sold at just under half the price of Lot 140, the red and very original roadster. Still one of the cheapest ways into an E-type, save for a 4.2 2+2 auto with sunroof. #140-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III con- vertible. S/N 1S1888. Eng. # 7S119725A. Red/red fiberglass/black leather. RHD. Odo: 40,129 miles. Said to still have original paint, with mileage claimed genuine (catalog says 2,500 miles in past 16 years). $38k reportedly spent on upkeep since 1995. Looks straight and tidy with good floors, no rot and decent chrome. tion. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,073. It's a rare car, with only 335 automatics built for the U.K. market, according to the auction catalog, but a slusher isn't what you expect in a “sports car,” which keeps the value down. Here it fetched half the money of Lot 139, the manual C roadster in slightly sharper condition, which crossed the block later in the sale. #115-1971 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S Mk III 2-dr sedan. S/N XAD1458985A. Eng. # 12H39711446. Blaze Orange/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 58,067 miles. Just 1,570 Mk IIIs were Cooper S cars, and this one is said to be the second-to-last off the line. Very tidy and straight following earlier restoration with lots of new metal: no rot, rockers very sharp. Black Hard top included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $65,087. Two owners from new and good history, so fair money for a decent SIII, at less than half the price of a top SI roadster. £50k ($80k) is where really nice S3 roadsters start, and although this didn't jump out at you, it could have been a quietly decent buy, with its low mileage, tidy condition and no glaring issues. #122-1979 BENTLEY T2 4-dr sedan. S/N SBH37802. Black/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 128,832 miles. Straight and tidy, deep and lustrous paint, good plating. No rot in rear wheelarches. Leather lightly creased and timber all good. Six owners, with service history. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,689. Straight and honest old Shadow derivative, sold on or just vinyl interior probably original. Sits on Yokos, a sign of enthusiast ownership. Webasto sunroof refurbished as well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,702. Mk IIIs are easily identifiable by their inside door hinges and winding windows. This one sold right on the money for a rarity—even if outside-hinge cars are considered more appealing by the enthusiasts. #135-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III 2+2 coupe. S/N 1S73571. Eng. # 7S7499SB. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 101,000 miles. Fairly tidy with good, solid rockers and floors, though does show a few stone chips on the nose. Chrome all good. Nice leather presents 68 below the right money. It's not wedding white, which slightly limits the market for a Royce/ Bentley of this age, so expect to see it on the little bit baggy, steering wheel slightly cracked. Equipped with hard top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,846. In super order with really good history, this was about on the money for a decent 190SL these days, as they now seem to have overtaken the “Pagoda” SLs. Perhaps even slightly well bought. #116-1972 BMW 3.0 CSA coupe. S/N 2231386. Blue/gray velour. RHD. Odo: 21,747 miles. Looks good and tidy from the outside, but has ugly and extensive weld repairs to inner front fenders—just one of the typical rot spots for the model. Carpets are original but stained, driver's seat is worn through. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market 0102. Metallic brown/beige leather. Odo: 54,697 km. Low-volume luxury sedan devised by French industrialist Jean Tastevin and developed by Chris Lawrence of Morgan racing fame. One of only a handful built, in France, this one with Chrysler power. In basically good order, with a few bubbles in the paint and one or two blown-in patches. Inside, leather slightly baggy, but dash top and veneers excellent. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $87,955. This was Lawrence's own car and his daily driver for the last eight years of his life, which ended in 2011. Offered at no reserve, it was hard to put a value on it, but somewhere between a Bitter and an AC 428 feels about right. GERMAN #142-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12192820023473. Eng. # 12192820001326. Silver blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 81,604 miles. Shiny, with mostly nice paint, although there's a little nick at the front of the hood and the fit is slightly off. Good thick rechrome. Inside, leather is going a

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, UK hit in front, although it's had remedial paintwork around the lower windshield corners. Velour interior has survived well, with no wear. Wheels unscuffed. New stainless steel exhaust and new Nylocs on cam covers point to ongoing care. Of 340 made, 53 were reportedly delivered in right-hand drive to the U.K. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,678. Pretty much as you'd want your used 911. The many British buyers who dismiss the Club Sport as not much different from the Carrera 3.2 don't get it: These are better to drive, and rare. Market-priced, and retailers ask a bit more. SOLD AT $14,073. This had some wear and tear noted in places, but it was all perfectly normal and not due to neglect. I thought it looked like an honest example of a near 40-year-old hand-built coupe. With the less desirable automatic transmission, it did well to get this far here, but if the buyer only wants it for the shell to build into a CSL clone, that's irrelevant anyway. #129-1973 BMW 3.0 CSL coupe. S/N 2285458. Red/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 9,464 miles. In near perfect order following extensive restoration. Very straight and tidy, shiny paint, good chrome and no rot anywhere. Decent original velour has survived well, vinyl seat sides have been retrimmed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $65,087. This was just the kind of thing that the market loves, maybe only surpassed by a totally original and unrestored car. One owner from new and with good history, in near pristine condition and offered at no reserve—and still sold for a reasonable price. Well bought, even with a breath left in it for retail, perhaps. #150-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Club Sport coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZJS105146. White/black velour. RHD. Odo: 58,737 miles. Straight, clean and tidy, with complete service history. Still evidence of Waxoyl in seams. Not nitely the 944 to have, and tidy examples are getting harder to find. 100k-plus miles is a fact of life at 22 years old, and should be no worry if the car has been well maintained—as this one appeared to have been. Still, this looked slightly well sold for a tidy but unremarkable example. ITALIAN #131-1972 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA Series II 400 GT coupe. S/N 8116. Eng. # 40427. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 73,934 miles. A Series 2 car but not registered until 1975. Looks tidy and straight following restoration and further refurbishment in the late '90s, although you never know what's going on under the skin of an old Lambo. Paint (originally white, then black) is still pretty enough, stainless bumpers are in good shape. With wallet. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,369. Offered without reserve. The catalog description suggested, “This could be a very affordable way into the Ferrari world.” I'll say. It did look like a very good buy for a tidy car with history, although whether it was a good investment, only time will tell. #127-1987 FERRARI 328 GTS spyder. S/N 69827. Eng. # 2359. Red/black fiberglass/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 8,043 miles. Straight and tidy, unscuffed and not rusty, although windshield is beginning to delaminate, as usual. Alloys unmarked. Leather unworn. Has had recent belt service. Still with manuals #108-1989 PORSCHE 944 S2 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ94ZKN402278. Eng. # 42K00792. Guards Red/black velour. RHD. Odo: 129,672 miles. Tidy, straight and unscuffed, with no leaks from motor or transaxle. Original (and very 1980s) white-striped black velour on seats has survived well. Full service history included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,212. The S2 is defi- Panoramic roof from new. Shiny leather not worn. No leaks from motor, inner fenders solid enough, new brake servos. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,014. In one ownership for past 30 years before the present vendor bought it. Taking on a complicated V12 supercar is always a gamble, and there's been a similar car hanging around the trade for the past three years. But if it's a good-un and doesn't go wrong or rusty, the buyer's got a bit of a deal here, even at slightly over bargain money. #117-1981 FERRARI MONDIAL coupe. S/N 38183. Red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 61,000 miles. Slightly above-average Mondial. Unscuffed and tidy, with no obvious rot. Leather looking slightly saggy. Wheels uncurbed and have some life left in the TRXs. Recent exhaust and complete service history. Sold with original handbooks in leather Ferrari and service book in leather Ferrari wallet. Claimed never driven in the rain. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,773. The odo read 8,043 miles but was actually 23,500, as the speedo was replaced at 15,288 in 1995. Price paid was about on the money for a decent 328, and pretty much exactly where expected. Fairly bought and sold. © 70 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA Classic California Auction The bidding was spirited and the lots were presented quickly, so if you had to have something, you needed to be on your toes Company Bonhams Date November 11, 2011 Location Los Angeles, CA Auctioneer Malcolm Barber Automotive/Motorcycle lots sold/offered 31/63 Sales rate 49% Sales total $1,007,146 High sale 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine, formerly the property of Elvis Presley, sold at $172,000 1939 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan — $19,305 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics rable, however, as the sale a few years back when Steve McQueen's sunglasses, that he may or may not have worn in the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair,” were offered. The final price of some $70,000 is still being discussed with awe. This year the most interesting transaction was the B sale of the 1955 Cadillac limousine that Elvis bought in January of 1956. The ownership of the limo is documented with the Conditional Sales Contract that was signed by Elvis and co-signed by his father. The owner's manual was also signed by “The King.” Legend has it that it was used by his band as they toured the South with instruments strapped to the roof. Considering the less-than-pristine condition of the limousine and the hundreds of cars that Elvis purchased over his career, the $172,000 paid seemed a bit much. The presentation of the 63 motorcars and motor- cycles was preceded by 252 lots of memorabilia. The bidding was spirited and the items were presented quickly, so if you had to have something, you needed to be on your toes. The highest-price item was a 1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy bicycle that sold for $4,750. It was in remarkable condition, having been stored in a barn near Clearlake, CA, for the past 55 years. The boy's 72 onhams' annual November sale at the Petersen Museum on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles is always an anticipated event. None was as memo- Buyer's premium 17% on the first $100,000, 10% thereafter, included in sold prices version of the “Hoppy” bike is most rare, so the price was certainly reasonable. A late addition was a rare and unusual ceramic cobalt blue glazed Art Deco outdoor flower urn with the '30s style Standard Oil logo embossed on the sides. It was heavy as heck and was showing signs of wear, so the final price of $1,063 was not out line if you had a way to transport it. A number of the cars presented were from the estate of John O'Quinn and for the most part they were from his early days of collecting. The Elvis limo was from his estate, as was the Packard “Pacifica” concept that failed to sell. It was evident from the cars offered that his collecting taste became more refined over the years. The Rick Dore 1934 Ford custom “flashback” and matching Chopper were also from the estate, and they unfortunately received a sizeable haircut when they sold for a combined $87k. A well-sorted 1957 Chrysler Imperial Crown convertible was another story, however. In a few short months, it escalated from having sold for $42,900 at the August Russo and Steele sale to $60,500 at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event. Here, it made $77,200. Someone turned a tidy profit along the way. The quality of the consignments was, to my eye, off a bit from previous Petersen Museum auctions, but overall, this was, as usual, an interesting and fun event. Now if we could just do something about the Saturday afternoon Los Angeles traffic. ♦ Sales Totals $1.5m $2m $.5m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA CZECH #325-1969 JAWA 350 sidecar and trailer motorcycle. S/N 192879. Red/tan. Odo: 23,875 km. Built in Czechoslovakia, as were the included Velorex sidecar and PAV40 trailer, and powered by 2-stroke Jawa twin. By 1976 over two million had been produced. This one cylinder car produced. Foot controls are both brakes. Throttle, steering, clutch and gear changing are all on tiller. Rear tonneau has been re-created. Older AACA first-place winner. Participated in the London-to-Brighton in 1970s. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $64,350. This being London-to-Brighton eligible adds a bunch to the package. There was a time in the not-so-distant past when these one- and twocylinder cars were of little interest, but times have changed. 8 in 1969. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. These are underpowered by my standard, and the Plus 8 that followed is much more desirable. Price bid here did not miss the mark by much. Seller may wish he had listened when no better offer was forthcoming. JAPANESE converted to 12-volt and once owned by actor Perry King. Nameplate broken. Very art-deco look to sidecar. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,870. Not a lot of money for an unusual motorcycle with all the goodies for a cross-country adventure. New owner now just has to find someone to travel with. ENGLISH #304-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L15724. Eng. # 29ERUH2013. Colorado Red/black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 89,562 miles. Big Healey with three SU carbs. Paint has an edge and does not stand up under close scrunity. Bumpers scratched. Red-piped white interior showing until 1998 in U.S. market. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,060. The $30k–$50k estimate range seemed rather aggressive, as a truly decent Turbo Supra can be had for less than what was paid here. Graphics and some movie history add a bit, but price paid here was all the money. Fun for a couple of trips around the neighborhood, but it will never be a Bond car. AMERICAN wear. Rolls on new wire wheels. Mileage thought to be accurate but not verified. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Values for Big Healeys have been going down a slippery slope of late. The seller here was looking for a quick hit on a recent acquisition, but no luck. The car might be worth a touch more, but condition does not justify much more. #337-1968 MORGAN PLUS 4 roadster. S/N 6598. Light cream & black/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 89,562 miles. Recent respray on fenders. Several small chips on cowl. Brightwork a bit dull and scratched. Seating shows wear, but wood dash very presentable. Powered by same engine that went into the early Pinto. One of about 639 produced between 1963 and 1968. Replaced by the Plus 74 #344-1902 AUTOCAR TYPE VIII tonneau. S/N 776. Eng. # 762. Green/black leather. Older restoration of tiller-controlled two-cylinder Autocar. Was the first shaft-drive multiple- the military Jeep. Cost $5 more than Model A Ford. Celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway and Al Jolson loved the cars. Production ceased in 1934 but resumed in 1938. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,230. These draw a crowd wherever they go, and the bold colors here will certainly help attract attention. Cute as heck but don't go near the freeway. A reasonable price for a novelty. #335-1934 FORD MODEL 40 “Flashback” hot rod roadster. S/N 181204495. Caribbean Lime/white Italian mother-of-pearl. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built by noted hot-rodder Rick Dore and won Best of Show at SEMA in 2004. Based on Stage 3 TCI chassis with dropped front axle. Powered by Ford Racing 302 V8 with all the bling. DuVall-style windshield chopped an inch. Rear pan extended 13 inches. Seats sculpted to flow into center con- #323-1994 TOYOTA SUPRA coupe. S/N JT2JA82J3R0009030. Gold/tan leather & fabric. Equipped with twin-turbo V6, targa top and numerous modifications for its role in three “Fast and Furious” films. Interesting graphics. Driver's bolster worn, as is dash. Radio out of car. A factory “tuner” car. The Supra lasted #346-1932 AMERICAN AUSTIN road- ster. S/N 2751342. Red & cream/black vinyl. Odo: 57 miles. A striking restoration with a few nicks and chips here and there. American Austin Car Company, later known as American Bantam, was founded in Butler, PA, in 1929, offering an American version of British Austin 7, but is better known for its hand in developing sole. Cost to build was estimated at over $250,000. Called “Flashback.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,390. A striking custom. This Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA was last seen at RM's August 2005 Monterey sale, where it was purchased by John O'Quinn for $162,520 (SCM# 70539), so the estate took a rather large hit here. Older customs do not seem to hold their value, as new ones are appearing with regularity and push the stale ones to the curb. #319-1937 PACKARD 115-C sedan. S/N 108234674. Dark purple/blue fabric. Hot rod bodywork completed to high standard, engine compartment clean and tidy. 20-inch chrome wheels look out of place. Chevrolet 454 V8 fitted along with automatic, a/c and air lift suspension. Awful blue fabric interior looks Price paid was about right, considering the rush-job appearance. A little elbow grease could take care of most of the issues and leave the new owner with something he can be proud of. TOP 10 No. 10 with non-authentic fabrics and pattern. V12 engine recently rebuilt. May have been in opening scene of Warren Beatty film “Bugsy.” Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Not much interest today in a non-Continental Lincoln that may or may not have some movie connection. Boxy but functional styling. As it's really just an old car with a V12 that requires frequent attention, price bid should have done the job. #345-1951 STUDEBAKER LAND CRUISER 4-dr sedan. S/N 8135387. Black/tan fabric. Odo: 47,491 miles. 232-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint worn on hood. Window frames pitted, and glass delaminating. Unique accessories include sun shade and rear window blinds. Seat covers fitted over fabric interior. straight out of a 1950s bordello. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,890. I have yet to see a Packard hot rod that was appealing, and this one did nothing to change that truth. The interior was the crowning touch, and I could only walk away wondering, “Why?” It found a bidder at half the $40k high estimate. #317-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 60 Special 4-dr sedan. S/N 6291776. Black/tan fabric. Odo: 80,373 miles. In the same family for the past 56 years. Unrestored with only 80k miles on the clock. Paint is cracked and scratched. Window trim pitted and wind wings delaminating. Interior side panels well past Studebaker's premier offering for 1951, four inches longer than the Champion or Commander. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,455. This would be a fun take-the-gang-to-dinner car, but it was showing the signs of age and lack of use. But cost of restoration would far exceed value, so best to use and enjoy. #303-1954 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. their prime. A Full CCCA Classic. The Series 60 Special was Cadillac's entry-level offering. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $19,305. A wonderful tour car for CCCA CARavans. First project should be the interior, and then pick away from there. For the money, it's an easy entry into the many activities the CCCA offers in the Southern California area. #354-1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 4-dr sedan. S/N H103343. Darian Blue/blue leather & fabric. Odo: 92,128 miles. Recent respray to acceptable standard. Headlight trim pitted and steering wheel cracked. Interior reupholstered 76 S/N 0328833T54X. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 3,855 miles. An attractive Chevy pickup, albeit slightly over-restored. Liberal use of chrome adds to the package but will not make the judges happy. Recent respray has a “quickie” look to it and needs attention. Rust noted on several small screws, which could have been easily corrected. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,380. ted. Front leather seat replaced, rear seat and side panels worn, headliner stained at rear window. One of a zillion cars Elvis once owned or gave away. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $172,000. We are looking at a $25,000 Cadillac Fleetwood limo and $140k worth of Elvis star power. Which is fine if you have an Elvis shrine in your basement, but otherwise a whole bunch of money for a rather tattered Caddy limo. Well sold indeed. #351-1955 CHEVROLET 210 2-dr sedan. S/N B55B197703. Pink/white/white/black stripe velour. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Pink everywhere except on hood, which has been removed. No bumper either. Fitted with Hilborn injection system and a long list of other go-fast goodies. Has been featured in Car Craft #332-1955 CADILLAC SERIES 75 FLEETWOOD limousine. S/N 557547481. Black/tan leather & fabric. Odo: 45,990 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Purchased new by Elvis Presley to transport his band when he was getting started, documented by sales contract co-signed by his father. Was on display at Elvis Presley Musuem. Trim pit- and Hot Rod magazines. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,870. Last seen at Russo and Steele's 2005 Monterey sale, where it sold for $55,000 to John O'Quinn (SCM# 39052). The estate took a hit here, as the engine alone is worth the price paid here. Mary Kay pink on a dragster just does not fit, but if you can get over it, this was extremely well bought. #312-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD resto-mod wagon. S/N VC55A054570. Atlantic Blue/charcoal leather. Odo: 10,686 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. 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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA 350 motor with lots of bling, 700R 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, plus excessive, considering it still had a list of needs. Well sold. #349-1955 LINCOLN CAPRI custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 55WA5637H. Blue flames & white/cream leather. Odo: 6,288 miles. 454ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Mild custom with subtle flames, Lake pipes, 454 Chevy big-block and Appleton spots. Equipped with a/c and GM tilt steering column. Cadillac wheel covers. Custom interior with good quality seat covers. Vintage Air, power steering and power windows. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,440. Bought by John O'Quinn in 2005 auction for an unknown amount. Nomads continue to be very collectible, but this one—despite the good workmanship, modern luxuries, and understated aesthetic touches—would most likely be worth more without the mods. #301-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P5FH151383. Goldenrod Yellow/red & black vinyl. Odo: 61,692 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint needs help, has lost luster and shows numerous chips and touch-ups. Hood trim dented and other areas scratched. Fitted with correct hard top. Half of fan shroud missing. Whitewalls dirty. Extensive Hood rubs on fender, passenger's door has closing issue. A unique statement. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,380. I'm willing to bet the seller had far more into this than was realized here. Customs are a tough sell, as you need to find the buyer with similar tastes. New owner can hit the Friday night cruise-in without having spent a lot of time and money building his own ride. BEST BUY #330-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA31911L. Black/black fabric/black & red vinyl. Odo: 70,565 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A recent respray that has a few issues and blems. Steering wheel poorly repainted and cracked. Brightwork very acceptable. Engine clean and very presentable. The Premiere was the top of recent mechanical work. Aftermarket a/c added. Used and abused. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. This T-Bird had a neglected look to me. The check needed in order to acquire it will be just the first in a long line before it returns to its former glory. Final bid was not off by much considering the long list of needs. #334-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P5FH123228. Thunderbird Blue/white hard top/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 59,828 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Driver door fit off a bit. Trim scratched. Converted to 12-volt, aftermarket radio added. Recent mechanical work reportedly totaled over $10k. Far from perfect but far better than the line for Lincoln in 1956. Came standard with power steering, brakes, windows and four-way front seat. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,175. This was a well presented car that sold for a most reasonable price. Fewer than 2,500 were produced for '56, when one cost $4,747. A screaming deal, as this one fell through the cracks. #340-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR the other three offered here. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,950. The other two '55 T-Birds that were offered were lumpy and tattered, which made this one look good by comparison. Perhaps too good, as the price paid was a bit 78 “Temptation, the Wicked Lady” custom 2-dr hard top. S/N VC570132208. Magnetic Red Magenta/black leather & gray suede. Odo: 887 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 6-sp. Built in 2007 by So-Cal Speed Shop Northwest and titled “Temptation, the Wicked Lady.” Powered by 1987 ZZ4 V8 with Edelbrock intake manifold with AFB 4-barrel, kicking out 455 horsepower. Luxurious three-stage metallic paint. Wears custom grille and hood scoops, 1957 Nomad rear bumper. Stated to have cost over $200,000 to build. A striking hot rod. Cond: 2+. One of 1,167 Imperial convertibles produced in 1957. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,220. This Imperial Crown convertible has been rather active of late, having sold at Russo and Steele's 2011 Monterey sale in August for $42,900 (SCM# 188191); a couple of months later at B-J's Las Vegas sale it realized $60,500 (SCM# 188191). I think we are at the end of the line here, however, as there's nothing left on the table at this price. #322-1964 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 824B35769. Nocturne Blue/black fabric/black vinyl. Odo: 79,701 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. An attractive GTO with a long list of options. Good panel fit, well maintained paintwork. Minor pitting on window frames. Engine rebuilt in the late '90s and upgraded to Tri-Power. Interior also redone at that NOT SOLD AT $65,000. How do you make a small fortune selling hot rods built by someone else? Spend a large fortune! This '57 Bel Air was extremely well done and properly maintained, but bidding still only reached a fraction of the build cost. Seller may hold out and approach his $75k lower reserve at another venue, but if he's ready to sell it, probably should just bite the bullet. #350-1957 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CROWN convertible. S/N C5736398. Sunset Rose/black canvas/two-tone rose. Odo: 38,634 miles. 392-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. These took Virgil Exner's “Forward Look” to an extreme. Recent frame-off restoration to high standard, finished in striking Sunset Rose. Equipped with optional a/c, power windows and 8-way power seat, plus 392 Hemi V8 that is stated to be original. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Los Angeles, CA time. Offered with all books and papers, including Pontiac Ident-O-Plate. Engine bay sparkles. GTO package was a $295 option. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,290. If this GTO had been born with the Tri-Power, the price would have been $15k–$20k higher, but this was still a desirable car. Considering the very acceptable condition and the documentation, call it well bought. #342-1964 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 824P242396. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 17,593 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. An unusual Tri-Power with a 2-speed automatic and Safe-T-Track rear axle. Resprayed with very poor preparation, including paint over a couple of rust areas. Right rear quarter panel is a washboard. Brightwork dull, especially bumpers. Engine not detailed. The closer you look, the miles. 300-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated to have received a quick restoration about 10 years back. Color not to everyone's taste. Rear bumper poorly installed. Panel fit would not based on the C3 Corvette chassis and running gear, in an attempt at an SSK look. A touch over 60k miles, but hard miles indeed. Paint chipped and numerous stress cracks. Carpet is filthy with no attempt to detail for sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,530. Join the gold chain crowd on the cheap. Values on neo-classics continue to fall, as well they should. Unique in their day but just used cars now. stand up to a judge's critical eye. Equipped with AM/FM/8-track stereo. Just a used car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,380. This was last seen earlier this year at Bonhams' Wally Lewis sale in Portland on June 6, 2011, where it sold for $14,040 (SCM# 182764). The quick flip here gained a couple grand, but seller was spinning his wheels, as that margin was eaten up in fees and transportation. Price paid was all the money considering the needs and questionable livery. 2-dr more issues you find. A 20-footer at best. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,210. I hope the new owner had his eyes open while he was waving the paddle. This was a car that will nit-pick you to death. Enough of the issues were obvious that most buyers were scared off, but what about those that aren't out in the open? Well sold indeed. #339-1968 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO “Stilleto” custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 3948778M613215. Pearlescent orange/pearl vinyl. Odo: 6,427 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An older Rick Dore custom. Striking paint has been well maintained. Top chopped three inches, doors shaved, unique rear bumper with LED taillights. Very attractive interior. Air ride #313-1972 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS S hard top. S/N 3G87M2R142886. Baroque Gold/white vinyl. Odo: 11,167 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. An older restoration that's been well maintained. Attractive paint has a few minor issues. Wears W25 Ram Air fiberglass hood and Custom Sport steering the L98 V8 the following year. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,500. C4s have yet to gain any traction in the collector market. As such, however, they can be a good value and get you started in the Corvette world for not a lot of money. No bidders here when this crossed the block, and worth a grand or so more than was bid, so better luck next time. #336-2005 RICK DORE KUSTOMS CHOPPER motorcycle. S/N AZ278296. Caribbean Lime. The first chopper built by Dore, created to match “Flashback,” the 1934 Ford custom. Powered by RevTech 110-ci V-Twin. One-off custom wheels designed by wheel. Fitted with rather rare 4-speed manual transmission, which was a $195 option. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,965. The Cutlass “S” offered enhanced interior and a few trim goodies. This was bought by an enthusiastic SCMer who will drive the wheels off of it. Price paid was well under the $20k–$25k estimate range, and the 4-speed manual adds value. I think our friend did just fine. #302-1981 PHILLIPS BERLINA coupe. suspension. Braided lines on engine, but underside of hood neglected. One of the early O'Quinn acquisitions. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,760. A '68 Toronado is an unusual platform for customizing, but Rick Dore pulled it off. The cost of the paintwork would have come close to what the new owner paid here. Getting a custom build to pay continues to be a rocky path. #333-1969 CHEVROLET IMPALA con- vertible. S/N 164679C039314. Olive Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 43,818 80 S/N 1G1AY8761B5106297. Cream & tan/brown leather. Odo: 61,390 One of a slew of neo-classics built in the late '70s and early '80s. Built by Phillips Motor Company and #356-1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G1YY3185H5111359. Red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 67,428 miles. 350-ci 240-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Shows signs of age and use. More paint issues noticeable the closer you look. Driver's seat very worn. Just a used car at this point. The C4s were introduced with the 1984 model year, and Colorado Custom. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,360. This was last seen at RM's Monterey 2005 sale, which it sold for $30,250 as a matching motorcycle to “Flashback” (Lot 335, which sold for $162,520 at that time). The pair dropped over $100k in value since then, so maybe we're talking “flashbucks” instead. © Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Brooklands, UK The December Sale The Le Mans crash Healey sold for $1.3m — in barn-find condition and in need of total restoration, it last changed hands in 1969 for $372 Company Bonhams Date December 1, 2011 Location Weybridge, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold / offered 37/68 Sales rate 54% Sales total $4,826,600 High sale 1953 Austin-Healey 100S prototype, sold at $1,323,915 Buyer's premium 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe — $425,600 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he Austin-Healey 100S at the center of the 1955 Le Mans disaster sold for an unprecedented $1,323,915 at Bonhams' last sale of the year, the second time the company has visited M-B World next to the Brooklands Museum. In barn-find condition and in need of total restoration, it last changed hands in 1969 for $372. It's a car with an infamous past. Lance Macklin, driving the Healey in the 1955 24-hour race, was hit from behind by Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz 300SLR, which launched into the crowd, killing 83 spectators. Initially Macklin was blamed, but later, culpability was felt to shift to Mike Hawthorn, whose D-type Jaguar had swerved into the pits, forcing Macklin to brake sharply. As well as running at Le Mans in 1953 before being converted into S spec, the Healey finished 3rd in the 1954 Sebring 12-hour race and took part in both the Carrera Panamericana and the Bahamas Speed Week. After the Le Mans disaster, it was impounded by the French authorities before being released blame-free back to the Donald Healey Motor Company and returned to competition in private hands through the late 1950s and into the 1960s. James Knight, Group Head of Bonhams Motoring Department, said, “As an unashamed Austin-Healey fan — and owner of a 100 myself — I'm thrilled with today's result. The 100S is, to me, the most desirable 82 Healey of all, and to have sold an ex-Works example with Special Test Car lineage and such significant racing history for such a magnificent price is a dream come true.” In an auction of only 37 confirmed sales out of 68 cars offered, Bonhams sold another significant Austin-Healey 100 prototype, the 1953 Turin show car “AHX 11” that has recently been re-restored. It realized $161,288. Bentleys were a mixed bunch. A super 1937 4¼ Litre All Weather Tourer by Brooklands, Surrey, UK Thrupp & Maberly was good money for a Derby car at $213,114, while an Abbottbodied R-type coupe looked like a good value at around a third of the price of a genuine Continental at $164,743. However, the two vintage 3 Litres failed to sell: Neither the 1922 car with a fabric body displaying a noticeable patina nor the ex-Woolf Barnato 1926 Speed Model, a former BDC concours winner, reached their estimates of $190k and $480k, respectively. And only one of the Aston Martin DB5s sold, a 1964, which made $425,600. An unusual semi-forward control 1912 Lanchester 38-hp State Limousine made for India fetched $131,920, and a Ferrari F40 with just 124 miles since extensive crash-damage rebuild was let go for a low $339,224 after failing to find a buyer at Bonhams' Hendon sale at the other end of the year. But a very sharply restored 1966 MercedesBenz 230SL given front-of-house display in M-B World's atrium aptly made $87,005. So, the quality of stock was generally high and what sold made relatively good money, but either Bonhams couldn't shift on the nearmisses or buyers were being pickier than usual. That's it now for U.K. sales until March 3, when Bonhams returns to its Oxford showroom following two sales in the U.S. and one in Paris. ♦ Sales Totals $2m $4m $6m $8m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 15% on first $47,120 bid, 10% thereafter ($1=£0.64)

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Bonhams Brooklands, UK ENGLISH #412-1912 LANCHESTER 38HP detachable-top limousine. S/N 1154. Red/red leather & brown velour. RHD. Weird semi-forwardcontol limo, with driver seated beside engine, and top is detachable. Good body has a few blemishes in brushed paint, originally blue. Nice Lucas King of the Road acetylene and oil rebuild. Probably better now than new, with fresh interior and fantastic attention to detail, such as original type cross-plies, handbook and tool kit. Small differences from production cars perfect dash. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $164,473. This returned from the U.S. in 1999 in a semi- lamps, although slightly corroded. Upholstery (red leather for the chauffeur, brown cord in the rear) is all good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $131,920. Originally sold to the Maharajah of Rewa, and appeared in The Motor on May 14, 1912. It was back in the U.K. by 1960, and it stayed in last ownership for 27 years. Fetched just enough today. #426-1936 RAILTON STRAIGHT EIGHT Mk II drophead coupe. S/N 645139. Silver/black mohair/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 2,891 miles. The creation of Reid Railton, based on Hudson mechanicals, and rather like an English Mercedes 230 with two extra cylinders. Restored in the early '90s; straight body features external rivets, perfect chrome and good paint. Leather has excellent patina, timber include slightly lower headlamps and a sharper profile to the bottoms of the (aluminium) front fenders, although you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference. No trunk handle gives it away, though. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $161,288. Le Mans Classic-eligible, but since it was never a racer, it would be a shame to drill it full of holes. Restored to this high standard, it's probably destined to be a concours queen for the rest of its life, which this time is slight consolation. Its restoration cost more than it sold for here, which must make the buyer feel like he's got some upside, especially as the other special 1953 Healey in the sale made $1.3m. TOP 10 No. 1 #433-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100S prototype roadster. S/N SPL226B. Eng. # SPL261BN. Blue & bronze/black leather. Odo: 30,313 miles. Famous semiWorks racer, with privateer history following. Currently a complete restoration project, and very unlikely it could be made ready for the 2012 Le Mans Classic. Rusty everywhere, no interior, instrument glasses broken, but it's mostly all there. Complete with big tank in dismantled state, and putting it back together cost more than today's purchase price. Buyer got almost a Continental at a third of the money, so it looks like a shrewd buy, especially as it's not as awkward as some of the other creations from coachbuilder E.D. Abbott. #436-1955 AC ACE roadster. S/N AE68. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,646 miles. Straight and tidy, apart from a slightly mismatching repair from when left door caught the body. Leather shows fantastic patina. Original AC six has been replaced with a BMW 3-liter, followed by a Triumph 2.5, and now a Ford straight-6 like the last Aces, with Raymond Mays head and triple Webers. Only five races under its belt. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $161,288. It's a potent device, but the non-original engine holds the price down under AC-engined Ace levels. If you don't mind that come resale time, it would be a cracking car to own and drive. #445-1959 AC ACECA coupe. S/N BE755. inside is all good, and top looks new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,732. In single ownership for 54 years, then bought by the seller at auction in 1991. Hard to know how to value this, as so few were made—and it's not the most elegant of devices, however undoubtedly well built. It met reserve, but just barely—at less than half the price of a Derby Bentley, which it probably outperforms. For the right owner, well bought. #452-1953 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 preproduction prototype roadster. S/N BN1L134370. Eng. # 1B136788. Blue/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 64,694 miles. Preproduction Healey and former 1953 Turin Show car, now re-restored following earlier 84 trunk. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,323,915. In this ownership since 1969, when it was bought for $372. What makes this Healey so significant is its involvement in the 1955 Le Mans disaster, when Lance Macklin was punted from behind by Pierre Levegh's Mercedes, which then went into the crowd. Sold to a bidder in the room for more than four times the price of any other Works Healey competition car. (See Collecting Thoughts this issue, p. 40.) BEST BUY #431-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE coupe. S/N B329SP. Eng. # B4145. Beige metallic/red leather. RHD. Odo: 45,456 miles. Slightly cloudy paint, chrome good. Straight body, excellent panel fit, doors close well. New leather, newish carpets and why paint the exhaust? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $102,552. The Bristol engine is the one to have and adds value. This was Lot 1 in Brooks' first sale, held at the London Motor Show on Sports Car Market Eng. # 100D 21037. 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Bonhams Brooklands, UK October 24, 1989, per catalog description. According to the SCM Platinum database, it went for $60,321, although it indicates 1995 as the sale year (SCM# 17496). Fair money again this time, though still only half the price of a top Ace. #403-1959 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS39531L. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,062 miles. Still excellent and shiny, save for a couple of stone chips in the front, following restoration by TR Bitz completed in 2007. Chrome good, wire wheels in good shape. Interior presents very well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,543. Originally a left-hander supplied to the U.S., back in the U.K. in 2005. Recently, a shiny restored '57 went for $42,949 at H&H's September 2011 sale in Duxford, making this honest car look like quite the decent buy. #408-1961 JAGUAR MK II sedan. S/N P216150BW. Eng. # LB11139. Black/red vinyl/burgundy leather. Odo: 5,774 miles. Unfathomably shiny following 2007 restoration, with more work carried out since. Coombs-type rear arches and Webasto sliding sunroof. Leather lightly creased. Modern 4-speed auto in place of original 3-speed. Originally supplied to New York. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,216. Previously sold for sentable. Mechanicals are tidy following rebuild; Climax FWE engine and ZF five-speed are both expensive bonuses. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,315. This was one with the weird VWtype trailing arm front suspension, which are the hot ticket in historics. The Climax engine is probably worth about half of the price paid, and a ZF is at least $7,500, so as a car eligible for pre-'63 FIA GT racing, it's something of a bargain, and let go at around half what the seller probably hoped for. A canny purchase. TOP 10 No. 3 #446-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51583R. Eng. # 4001519. Gunmetal/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 79,257 miles. Very straight with good door fit, nice paint and excellent chrome. Well undersealed. Stainless steel exhaust fitted. Newish carpets, almost unused leather, dash perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $425,600. standard: bubbles and dust marks in hood paint and a couple of cracks in rear. Plexi rear window is clear. Interior complete, intact and pre- rechrome and new interior. Very straight and tidy—and pleasingly original in appearance— following big restoration that included removing the unfashionable sunroof and fitting a new roof panel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $78,367. On the money for a sharp early coupe. Even though many E-type fanciers say they prefer the pure shape of the closed car, the roadsters always make a bit more. #448-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III con- vertible. S/N 1S1618. Eng. # 7S8948SB. Primrose/black leather. RHD. Odo: 39,166 miles. Manual roadster from new, in original color. Repaint OK and extends into door shuts. Good chrome, body straight. Leather is lightly creased. Solid enough underneath. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $54,182. At least this was one that had not been repainted red. Reportedly purchased from The School Garage in 2010, noted for its fine cars but not its shy retail prices, it's likely the seller took a haircut here. #451-1973 ASTON MARTIN V8 Series III coupe. S/N V811052RCA. Eng. # V5401052. Light green/beige leather. RHD. Tidy V8 converted for light competition, such as AMOC sprints and track days. Good appearance. Rockers and underside solid. New brake pipes, big roll cage and later bucket seats added. Presented with timing strut and towing eye still on front, over Vantage chin spoiler. Build was only completed this year, so probably not worn out yet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,412. It'll maybe impress a few naïve folks Previously sold for $315,560 at Bonhams' May 2008 Works Service sale in Newport Pagnell (SCM# 116779). Not excessive money today, compared with recent DB5 sales, although a recently restored car at RM's London sale in October was cheaper, selling for $360,640 (SCM# 187759). $51,227 at Bonhams' March 2010 Oxford sale (SCM# 159949), and before that (on Dutch plates) for $29,568 at Bonhams' 2002 Fontvieille sale with 64,043 miles (SCM# 28379). I said last time, “Bigger money than expected but completely justified.” Here it again fetched slightly strong money for a Mk II, but it was the right spec, and left-hand drive helps—and you need to factor in the $20k the seller has spent in the past year. Sounds as if he decided the time was right to bail out. #449-1961 TVR GRANTURA coupe. S/N 7C721. Eng. # 9244. Dark blue/black vinyl. RHD. Though it's been refreshed in the past decade, fiberglass and paint are to usual TVR 86 #411-1966 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1E21340. Eng. # 7E90029. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 70,415 miles. Excellent paint, on the street, but leaving a car in obvious competition garb does rather scream, “I've been thrashed,” and will make real racers laugh— although I admit I've done it too, thinking a timing strut and race numbers look cool on the street. But that all said, bidding for these can get seriously rapid. This one sold for what was only a couple of years ago poor DBS money and about $15k under what nice V8s make, so I'd say a cautiously good buy. And eligible for U.S. import. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Brooklands, UK #438-1998 ROVER MINI Cooper 2-dr sedan. S/N SAXXNNA2EWD153958. Volcano Orange/black & orange leather. RHD. Odo: 55,077 miles. Uncharacteristically rotfree—because it was re-shelled at just 10 years old, so in near perfect order. Usually at this age you'd expect to find patches in the floor and new rockers. As this is a post-1996 car, it has twin-port injection and a front-mounted radiator, plus airbag and side-impact beams. Loaded #443-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 1134222013858. Eng. # 31511966. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 24,365 miles. Perfect and recent restoration, keeping original underseal. Excellent rechrome. New leather and dash. New Mercedes motor fitted 23,000 miles ago, looks clean and with car with needs, if ever there was one. Although claimed to have had a bare-metal restoration 10 years ago, paint is rough, with orange peel and dust marks. Seems solid underneath, but may require more than a paint job. Leather, dating from restoration, is good; veneers and chrome are OK. Borranis dull and pitted, motor dusty, and the carbs have been leaking (or perhaps it wouldn't start, and someone tried pouring fuel down it). Has been out of the U.K., so its original registration will have to be applied for. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $88,732. It's probably a solid, reliable old driver, but good luck. Last sold pre-restoration by Coys in London in 2000 when it was silver for $23,920, to applause—as that was $9,600 over top forecast (SCM# 1562). Today in the U.K. a nice S2 is $150k with the wind behind it, but that didn't happen for this one. with Sports Pack, which means wide 13x6 Minilite lookalikes and big arches (which cut top speed due to the extra drag), plus just about every other extra in the book. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $13,545. Price paid was top money for a Rover Mini Cooper (actually based on a Mini 30 and nothing to do with John Cooper), on par with a zero-miles car socked away from new, so all looks fair. ...Although you can practically hear the 64-hp A-series groaning under the strain of all those extras. GERMAN #469-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300C sa- loon. S/N 1869216500563. Eng. # 869216500563. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,653 miles. Massive hand-built sedan in unusual and slightly unhelpful color. Appears all original and well kept. Brightwork all good. Dash and fittings perfect, and nice patina to old leather. Solid underneath with new exhaust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,819. In same family and heat exchangers look OK. With service book and maintenance record. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,539. The price for 930s has been holding for some time now, against predictions they would suddenly take off—but decent 3.2 Carreras are hardening slightly. The high cost of maintenance may help to keep a cap on Turbo prices. ITALIAN #456-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series 2 2+2 coupe. S/N 5465GT. Eng. # 5465GT. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 49,850 miles. A ownership since 1985. These “Adenauer” sedans (after German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, the model's most noted consumer) are rare in the U.K., and this fetched the money required, at rather more than an equivalent Rolls Cloud or Bentley S1, but understandable given the rarity and extra quality. Given that this was one of the nicest around, even in this color, I'd say correctly bought and sold. 88 Sports Car Market lightly dinged. Driver's seat base just going a little baggy. Perfect dash and instruments. Solid underneath. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $80,095. Parking ticket from a recent Italian classic car show proves it does get used, and it sold here at just enough to climb over reserve. Compared to a big Ferrari it looked like a good value, although the same money would get you four or five excellent XJ12 S1s. See profile on p. 48. TOP 10 No. 4 #418-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N 84901. Red/red weave. Odo: 205 km. Driven 200 km since restoration by Michelotto in 1996, following heavy frontal collision. No cracks in C-pillars. Interior like new. Irreparable original chassis replaced by new one from Ferrari stamped with original factory-correct finishes and plating. Transmission reconditioned by factory. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $87,005. One onlooker was heard loudly declaiming that the 230 with auto is the least desirable model, but condition is the thing that matters most. As this sold for less than it cost to do, you've got to call it a relative deal. #401-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309700575. Eng. # 6700598. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 57,501 miles. All good, aside from a few dust marks in repaint and a hint of rust in the door bottoms. Leather lightly creased. Sits on later wheels, but originals are included with car. Oily under motor; oil pipes #437-1967 MASERATI QUATTRO- PORTE saloon. S/N 1071462. Eng. # 1071462. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 46,234 miles. Revised version of original Quattroporte, with 4.7 instead of 4.2 V8. Very straight and tidy following older restoration, and mechanically refurbished since, with more recent retrim. All brightwork in good order except for side trims

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Bonhams Brooklands, UK serial number. Documented cam belt replacement in 2008. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $339,224. Not sold at Bonhams' 2011 Hendon auction in April (SCM# 179264), but Jamie got this one away at a low price. The rebuilt status possibly scared off buyers at both locations, but it's effectively a factory rebuild, so truly no need to worry. And this must be the cheapest way into an F40. AMERICAN #407-1903 OLDSMOBILE MODEL R curved dash runabout. S/N A15988. Eng. # 15988. Black/red leather. RHD. Good all around and with its simple single-cylinder engine, an ideal first London-to-Brighton runner. Slightly battered and corroded brass lamps have great character. Leather in good order. Recently refreshed engine and not too much slack in the drive chain. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,364. The old rule of about £5k ($8k) per cylinder and £5k per seat needs adjustment here for inflation, so veterans are still on the up and up. A slightly odd entry here, though, along with lot 434, the 1904 Stanley Steam Buggy that fetched similar money, given that Bonhams holds an annual veterans-only sale in central London just days after its Brooklands auction. #457-1967 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 7R02S108099. Highland Green/black vinyl. RHD. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice and tidy Bullitt clone, restored in 2008. Appears accurate in all respects, except for Edelbrock alloy heads, Crower roller cam and big exhausts, but has always been a 390 with a 4-speed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,376. “Bullitt“ replicas do sell consistently in the U.K. market, but why the right-hand drive here? It just makes it wrong, and harder to sell in any market with money. It sold today for perhaps 20% more than a stock '67 390. replica #470-1968 SHELBY GT500 “Eleanor” fastback. S/N 8F02J208160. Gunmetal/black leather. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. A GT350 done up as the “Eleanor” GT500. All work beautifully done, and stuffed full of expensive bits including a “competition engine” of unknown spec, and nitrous oxide injection. Irish-registered. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $81,822. Bought from Exotic Cars in Las Vegas in the past year, and probably should have stayed there. Here it sold for as much as Bonhams expected, so I figure the seller has taken a massive bath on this one. © March 2012 89

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada 2011 Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction Gone are the days when the American buck was worth 20% more, and thus it is not as attractive to come north Company Collector Car Productions Date October 21–23, 2011 Location Ontario, Canada Auctioneers Brent Earlywine and Ed Shackelton Automotive/Motorcycle lots sold/offered 184/346 Sales rate 53% Sales total $3,161,630 High sale 1965 Porsche 356C coupe — $73,404 Report and photos by Norm Mort Market opinions in italics D ecent weather may have played a role in this year's annual Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction, as this October, the sale saw one of the largest crowds in its history. And thanks to a wide range of consignments, the stage was set for a banner sale. Yet despite what one reads regarding the strong Canadian economy, this is a nation of high taxes and generally very conservative pockets when it comes to spending money. As a result, many fine cars were not sold. This wasn't due to quality and desirability, but more because of the bargain-hunting habits of most Canadian collectors at this time of world economic uncertainty. Another factor was the relative absence of American buyers. The Canadian and American dollar on this weekend were virtually par. Gone are the days when the American buck was worth 20% more, and thus it is not as attractive to come north. Perhaps the largest vehicle ever offered at a Toronto auction was the former 1986 tour bus of singer, songwriter and actor Willie Nelson. Complete with handpainted murals, the Eagle Model 10 motorcoach was powered by a Detroit Diesel 6V-92TA turbocharged engine. It could carry 330 cubic feet of luggage underneath along with 130 gallons of fuel and had an on-board four-cylinder power generator. It sold for $47,305. There was also a larger-than-usual number of British cars offered. This is the first time I recall three Austin-Healey 3000 models ever being offered at CCP's 90 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S coupe, sold at $100,591 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = $1.01 CAN) Toronto, Ontario Toronto event. And most unusual was the fact they were all painted Healey Blue with blue vinyl tops. Condition varied, as did the sales results, with the best bringing $50,024 and the roughest seeing $17,943. Along with the usual couple of MGs and Triumphs, there was a rather tatty-looking Jensen Interceptor that failed to sell despite the high level of promotion by the owner. Yet, the slightly better vintage XK 150 coupe sold easily for $34,799 with minimal information provided, proving once again that the majority of enthusiasts are attracted to specific makes and models. Ignoring that the honor of the highest selling price went to a not-so-old 2005 Aston, it came down to other iconic collector choices — in this case Shelby Mustangs, to garner the highest bids. Certainly the surprise of the auction was the Canadian-built 1949 Mercury pickup truck selling for a record $72,860 that had the crowd buzzing. Not a surprise was the sale of the extremely well-documented Porsche 356C for $73,404. This little white coupe was even noted by the most stalwart of domestic car enthusiasts. Fewer custom cars seemed to grace the Sales Totals floors this time around, but a striking LaSalle seemed to make up for it and sold at a very good $47,849 to a happy enthusiast. The selection of “No Reserve” cars saw a number of diamonds in the not-so-rough. The crème de la crème sold at what seemed bargain prices and were quickly whisked away. As world economics continue to meander along, it will be interesting to see what the Toronto spring auction holds in store for us. But at its core, the sale continues to be a great source of decent collectibles for buyers both north and south of the border. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada ENGLISH #427-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N SE835844DN. Green/green leather. Odo: 52,318 miles. Older cosmetic restoration, now looking like a good driver. Decent respray in the past, with minor chips and dirt in paint. Acceptable chrome. Green carpet shows little wear. Green leather seats untorn, but worn. Good chrome wire wheels. Original-looking mentation of full mechanical rebuild included. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,024. Nothing left to do. The new owner drove home with a winner in a fair market-price example. Both seller and buyer should be happy. BEST BUY underhood. Older rubber gaskets aging. Underside painted black. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,799. Not the greatest color, but a solid XK 150 that had been relatively well cared for over the years and not butchered. The only nonoriginal part appeared to be the under-dash Alpine AM/FM cassette unit. A fair price all around on this one. #454-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N HBJ7L23461. Blue/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 77,726 miles. Overall solid body with doors and trunk lid needing adjustment. Cracking, bubbling worn paint. Older scratched chrome, some pitted. Decent interior. Old and original-looking underhood. Quick black respray underneath could hide rust, but floor pans are newer. New #SP103-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I convertible. S/N JAL561366. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 18,238 miles. Completely stripped, sanded and repainted inside and out in 2001. Ford 260-ci V8 completely rebuilt and detailed. Nice allblack interior, well finished wood dash. Flat black underside. Some wear on convertible top pets, decent seats. Resprayed semi-gloss black engine compartment over original, older engine detailing. Soiled tan boot, decent top. An OK driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,603. No harm done here on this driver TR6 if everything works and continues to do so, as it would only take $5k or $6k more to make it an utterly pristine example. #403-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR and rear plastic window. A perfect driver. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,012. Super clean Tiger equipped with chrome roll bar and additional cooling fan. This reportedly won Best in Class at the annual Toronto Brit event. Seller must have been very motivated, as price bid was well below market for condition. Very well bought. #426-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk top and silver-painted 72-spoke wheels with new tires. A good place to start for an able enthusiast. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,943. Described as “restored,” but really just refurbished, this driver-condition Healey nonetheless came with overdrive and a British Heritage certificate. Despite its shortcomings it could be a running restoration if desired, or just a solid driver at a Bugeye price. Well bought. #SP69-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk II BJ7 convertible. S/N HBJ7L20803. Blue/blue vinyl/blue leather & vinyl. Odo: 84,204 miles. Body-off restored circa '04 and showing little wear. Solid and rust-free, excellent panel fit. Healey Blue paint almost flawless. Fitted with chrome luggage rack and 72-spoke wires, like-new top. Nice leather seats with minor scuffs only on bolsters from use. Dash and panels excellent. Full mechanical rebuild. Very good detailing underhood and underneath. Heritage papers and photo docu- 92 III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L31392. Blue/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,886 miles. Said to be a recent restoration. Large touch-up on driver's door area, overly thick paint with dirt is starting to blister, with more to come. Minor pitting on newer chrome. Fresh interior with very wrinkled driver's seat. New carpets and top. Wooden dash cracked and worn. coupe. S/N 1408838. Silver/red leather. Odo: 96,585 miles. Quick silver paint with dirt. Dinged left front fender. Original scratched and worn chrome nonetheless decent. Poor rechromed rear bumper. Original worn, dried red leather interior with rips in seats. Decent faded carpets. Rubber gaskets deteriorating. Engine previously seen at RM's Toronto sale in April 2007, where it was a no-sale at $31,000 (SCM# 45115), which our reporter at that time said seemed like a fair deal. The seller presumably wishes he'd taken the money then. #SP90-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CC84883. Red/black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 21,609 miles. Usual saggy door fit. Recent respray with some blemishes and chips. Mostly original chrome showing wear. Sagging door pockets, peeling wooden dash, newer tan car- Underside has quick black respray and some surface rust. Resprayed silver wires over older paint. Doors hard to close due to new rubber. More refurbished than restored. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $24,715. “This car runs and drives like a dream,” said the catalog, but it didn't say whether it was a good dream or bad. Healey buyers are very knowledgeable, and this example posed too many questions. The car was and compartment showing wear. Oily underside. Fright piglet! Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,932. The owner was on hand to provide lots of reasons why Jensens are great collector cars. I like these Anglo-Americans, but they lack wide appeal, due to running and resto costs, as well as their fishbowl styling. Offered for sale later at $13,000, which was too much considering the cost of bringing it back to a nice driver level. #SP93-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N SCAZD42ABFCX10335. Cream/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 65,109 km. Cracking paint on front bumper, otherwise excellent. Minor polishing marks on chrome. Leather like new, except driver's seat cracking. Nice tan top. Clean underhood. Black underside slightly dirty. Sports Car Market

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada Speedster replicas at the Toronto auctions, perhaps they are tough to sell outside of an auction? In general, the more modifications, the lower the price. Price bid may have been plenty, hard to value something this unique. #SP59-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N Clean, sunshine Roller. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,061. An open R-R makes a huge statement, regardless of year. If all looks solid mechanically, this was a good buy compared to some other mundane, less stylish sedan. #SP53-1988 JAGUAR XJS coupe. S/N SAJNl5846JC151203. Red/tan leather. Odo: 80,520 miles. Original chipped, scratched red paint. Decent chrome. Black bumpers and trim excellent. Interior wood like new. Factory tan interior showing wear, driver's seat cracking. Looks well cared for under the hood. Black tation from almost new. A turn-key example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,404. Numbersmatching, well maintained, four-owner vehicle with complete original tool kit. According to the description, this was the “120th last” 356 built and from the last month of Karmann production. Super clean, albeit not concours condition. Enthusiastic bidding got it sold well above what most would say is full retail for a non-concours example. It just takes two bidders who refuse to leave without the car to get a result like this. underside. Wheel paint chipped. Despite flaws, a generally clean example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,875. These Jags are not everyone's favorite, but do have a loyal following. When running they are nice cruisers, but the V12 engine and electrical problems can turn a relative bargain into a money pit or parts car. At the price paid here, not much harm can result. GERMAN #118-1955 PORSCHE 356 replica speed- ster. S/N 04134. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Car has driven about 1,500 miles since being finished. Equipped with custom-built Jake Rabby motor, Stage Two ceramic clutch, custom exhaust, Weber carbs, electronic distributor and 4-wheel disc brakes. New convertible roof and tonneau cover. Painted black chassis. Factory wheels different color. A solid driver— possibly. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,715. The 230SL has the favored pagoda body style, but it's the least desirable due to lack of power. The mechanicals looked neglected, so high bid was a realistic offer. #448-1971 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Porsche interior, new Porsche 15-inch wheels and reportedly built on a real Porsche serial number. Hmmm.... Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $13,841. There are always a few of these 94 sedan. S/N 1112864059. Silver/white vinyl. Odo: 31,974 Somewhat recent quick respray, with dirt, bubbling, scrapes and chips. Interior frightening with cloth backseat and vinyl front buckets well hidden under black seat covers. Poorly fitting aftermarket radio. Tatty overall and has a strange smell. Engine is modified and well detailed with chrome galore. Lenses Sports Car Market #SP54-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304212017273. Cream/ black vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 71,167 miles. Fresh paint with few flaws. Minor wear on original door caps, panels, steering wheel and wood. Tan carpets, seats like new. Solid, worn underhood, no detailing. Flat black underside. 221362. White/black vinyl. Odo: 18,570 miles. Fully restored. Very decent paint and solid, rust-free body. Superb chrome except for scratched original trim. Like-new black interior. Well detailed, original 75-hp motor, factory four-wheel disc brakes. Clean, black-painted underside. Older tires, fresh hubcaps. Full service and ownership documen

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada charger and Garrison intercooler; reportedly 550-plus hp. Extensive modifications include 6-speed, 993 turbo brakes, Gemballa slantnose, ground effects and rear intake brake cooling ducts, white gauges, carbon fiber panels, GT-2 rear wing, 19-inch wheels. All work by Canuck Porsche icon dealer Ludwig Heimrath. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $52,396. The improvements supposedly cracking and aging. Worn aftermarket wheels. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $3,460. A 20-footer for sure. The VW collector market is all highend with little interest in the overwhelming number of low-end Beetles. Most of the money on this refurbishment went into the engine. The high bid was more than owner had in it, but he will have to spend more to get more. He missed a chance to cut his losses. A far nicer example, Lot 449, sold for $3,960. #SP41-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D2JA077015. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 36,588 km. Original red paint shows wear, touch-ups, scratches. Chrome still decent in many places but does have some scratches and oxidation. Nice leather interior, cracking only. Clean underhood and chassis. Excellent factory mags, cost more than $130,000. Yes, it's a low-mileage example, but a conversion. I don't foresee the investment being recovered. ITALIAN #SP102-1978 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona replica. S/N 1Z8748S431599. Black/tan & black leather. Odo: 17,214 miles. 350-ci 185-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older black paint well worn, particularly around rear wheelwell area. Faded black cloth top has small hole and fogged rear window. Slightly worn interior needs a good tidying. Worn under #SP61-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSM17A5L0086767. White/tan & brown leather. Odo: 30,979 km. Recently partially resprayed, with some color mismatch detectable. Full, very clean leather interior with minor wrinkling only. Fresh carpets. An original, clean, low-mileage example. Recent ser- vice includes belt replacement. Ontario full safety-certified and emission-tested. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $59,316. This was reportedly one of just 22 built for the Canadian market in 1990 and one of two in this color combo. But these really should be red. High bid was market-correct and a fair offer. AMERICAN #SP10-1912 FORD MODEL T C-cab de- new Riken tires. Two tops, complete documented service history, full Ontario safety certificate and emissions-tested. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,849. Yes, this was an extra low-mileage example in very good condition, but still hardly perfect. A similarly clean 1989 in white (Lot SP63) was bid on Sunday to a mere $21k. At the price here, I'll call this extremely well sold. #SP43-1991 PORSCHE 964 coupe. S/N WPOAA2964MS480266. Black/black leather. Odo: 43,913 km. Paint excellent with few flaws. Interior like new other than minor cracking on driver's seat. One of a reported 30 964 Turbos built for Canadian market in '91. Engine upgraded to 993 3.6-L, larger turbo- hood and underside, but all solid. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,972. A black Ferrari at a fourdigit price point. This well driven black 1978 Chevrolet Corvette had been modified with a fiberglass “Ferrari-Daytona convertiblestyled” body kit and “Borrani” chrome spoke wheels. Price paid was OK if everything was in line. #406-1987 MASERATI QUATTRO- PORTE saloon. S/N ZAMBC1104GA305702. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 100,360 km. Original maroon paint well worn on hood with lots of other scratches and chips. All original brightwork, worn and scratched. Caramel- livery truck. S/N 98705. Blue & black/black leatherette/black leather. Odo: 9,807 mile. Fully restored to concours condition. Beautiful brass; excellent detailing of engine and chassis; meticulous wood work. White tires perhaps a bit worn. A nearly perfect T. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $47,453. There was loads of rheto- ric and detail about this painstakingly detailed restoration. The work was done in Canada by a well known T expert over the past 15 years. That said, how much can you get for a Model T? Obviously the owner felt more than $48k. That was a lot, but then this was a lot of T. colored seats and armrest showing wear. Original underside rusty, oily underhood. Worn, curb-scraped Campagnolo wheels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,855. Photogenic, but a fright pig in person. Might be a decent candidate for dropping in a Chevy V8. Price paid was fair enough for selling off parts. 96 #SP08-1926 CHRYSLER MODEL 58 touring. S/N BW200L. Red/tan cloth/white leather. Odo: 1 mile. Full nut-and-bolt restoration. Repaint in non-original red is excellent, except chips from opening hood. New wood, all panels removed, hood fit off. All trim nickelplated, per factory. Non-original color Haartz Sports Car Market

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada tan cloth top trimmed in red. Incorrect finish on wood runningboards. New non-original white interior with additional paddings. Detailed engine, but wear on exhaust. Painted chassis. chrome. Beige cloth interior still very acceptable, with some wear on driver's side. Engine detailing showing age. Clean, black underside. Yellowed wide whitewalls. Obviously was carefully enjoyed in the past. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,392. An original and fully restored Master that was always stored indoors. Reportedly a Saskatchewan car, and the original owners were the seller's grandparents' neighbors on a farm. Price was a tad low, but not a lot of keen buyers out there. Wooden wheels rebuilt. Excellent (but incorrect) restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,480. Rare, in that this pinky red Chrysler was one of only 373 Touring models made (in Canada), or so we're told. Also noted that the resto cost in excess of $100,000. All good, except when I noted to owner's friend all that was incorrect, he said, “Yes, the owner knows that, but isn't it nice?” I guess the owner thought high bid was nice, too, and accepted it. Perhaps destined to be on display in a high-end flower shop? #SP07-1927 BUICK SIX roadster. S/N 1682253. Green, yellow and black/tan cloth/red leatherette. Recent respray in attractive original color combo, suffering from minor dirt and chips. New Haartz top. Decent plating & red interior. Minor wear on detailed engine and compartment. Clean, basic black underside. Small pool of oil is not very reassuring. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $42,510. In 1927, Buick $53,385. This rumbleseat convertible coupe had received an excellent restoration many years ago. Described as “excellent running and driving,” there was no talk of recent servicing. A classic, to be sure, it drew crowds all weekend, but its rather subdued demeanor did not fire up the room. Lots of time and money would be needed here to get an invitation to top-notch concours events, but price bid was still too low. #405-1932 FORD MODEL B roadster. S/N C18D4646. Flat black/black fiberglass/black vinyl. Odo: 37,879 miles. Fiberglass rod with some panel fit issues. Doors out at bottom a good half inch. Drips and touch-ups in flat black paint. New black vinyl seats lack padding. Household bolts used, and some are missing. Hardware store rubber gas- #SP130-1940 LASALLE custom “Black Pearl” convertible. S/N 4332771. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 38 miles. 2007-built custom is fully chopped, channeled, frenched, lowered, shortened. Like-new removable Carson-style top. Black exterior finish to show standards. Like-new full leather interior. Nicely detailed, new Cadillac Northstar V8 engine. Loaded with niceties. Shown in three national American events, reportedly. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,849. Professionally built custom known as “The Black Pearl.” This LaSalle began life as a coupe with the top chopped and then underwent full treatment. Well bought below build price, although over the years the value probabably won't increase. #SP104-1941 FORD CUSTOM coupe. offered two 6-cylinder models, and this was the big six. A more recent cosmetic resto on a very original Buick roadster with such nifty features as rumble seat, golf club compartment, padded armrest with Art Deco detailing, rear mounted spare, factory hood ornament and a factory tool kit recessed into the driver's door and accessed by a lock. A strong bid for this Buick that seemed like all the money. #SP87-1929 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 133 convertible. S/N 2005556. Green & black/tan cloth/tan cloth. Odo: 87,059 miles. Aging restoration shows minimal wear. Excellent older paint with few flaws, some dulling. Scratches, wear, peeling of chrome. Correct cloth interior still very clean. Fully detailed engine and compartment, but not fresh. Flat black underside. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT 98 kets. Budget detailed engine. Nicely painted red wheels and new chrome hubcaps. Some quality issues. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,846. Fiberglass convertible with hard top, registered as a 1932 Ford. Powered by a flathead V8 with a small supercharger, twin carburetors and a 4-speed transmission, which all adds up to a lot of fun for little money. Quality issues can be easily addressed. Well bought, attractive rat rod. #409-1937 CHEVROLET MASTER 4-dr sedan. S/N 7221911964. Navy blue/beige cloth. Odo: 45,139 miles. Older resto, paint still shiny, although showing some wear. Decent whites and contrasting red-and-chrome accented wheels. A very subtle custom for introverts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,487. Another no-reserve gem that had lots going for it except color. It was a fleshy pinky tan that shouted “Buy me!” to no one. Still, somebody did, and they got themselves a very good coupe at a bargain price. Well bought #417-1948 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE Country Club woodie 2-dr sedan. S/N FAM20186. Green/tan cloth. Odo: 69,921 An Sports Car Market S/N 91A999115. Tan/maroon & cream vinyl. Odo: 59,741 miles. Mild cusom with shaved door handles and key-fob remote opener. Very decent tan paint doesn't match interior colors. Very mild, stylish custom interior. Nonoriginal, rebuilt, detailed 1951 Flathead fitted. Flat black underside with some detailing. Wide

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada older frame-off resto still looking good, paint and chrome show minor wear only. Excellent and rare dealer-offered Country Club wood package adds touch of class. Little wear on period-correct tan cloth striped seats. Clean basic sales record in Canada for a pickup. Extremely well sold, and hopefully the new owner will enjoy his concours Merc. detailing on underside and in engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,430. This smart-looking, very clean example had a lot going for it, including the wood kit and a period radio, heater, sun-visor and wide whitewall tires. I've seen it for sale previously and should have bought it then, but a recent addition to the collection put me out of the running this time around. Not as desirable as a woodie wagon, but just as classy. Still well bought at a slightly higher price. #418-1948 MERCURY EIGHT convert- ible. S/N 899A2309683. Black/black cloth/red & tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 56,792 miles. Newer slightly flawed paint. Fresh interior and power cloth top by LeBaron Bonney. Like-new interior and beautiful wood grain-painted dash. Super clean, detailed trunk. Only minor scratches on chrome. Fully detailed engine re- #SP92-1950 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE convertible. S/N BODL156421. Hawthorne Green/tan cloth/tan vinyl. Odo: 49,117 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older paint still looks very acceptable, except cracking in quarterpanels. Decent chrome except for pitted, dinged grille and scratches on trim. Interior combo of green, brown and gold not inspiring. Underhood detailing needs touch-up. Flat black/ undercoated underside. A '50s convertible driver ready to roll. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,749. Little niceties such as fender skirts, wide whitewall tires, trim rings, driver and passenger outside mirrors, door handle paint guards and a gas door protector made this an even more attractive buy. Yet it seemed that this very green, no-reserve machine had few fans. Bidding stalled, and one enthusiast got a very good buy. #SP72-1957 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN built with a 4-inch Mercury crankshaft, Offenhauser heads, 2-carburetor intake and dual exhaust. A nice, rust-free example from California. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,050. Nice options such as wide whitewalls, a radio and heater made this clean Mercury even more desirable. It was a lot of car. Bid price was perhaps a tad low, but seller may soon be wishing he'd gone for it. #SP121-1949 MERCURY M47 pickup. S/N MD83H493519. Green & black/tan vinyl. Odo: 85,846 miles. Fully restored to Pebble Beach invitation levels. Flawless, correct paintwork. All new wood in bed. Spotless, betterthan-original interior. Immaculate detailing. A truck that will never see work again. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $72,860. This Mercury truck was a meticulous restoration that must have set a new March 2012 wagon. S/N D7DX120937. Red & cream/red & cream. Odo: 50,311 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good, straight solid body. Eye-catching color combination with only minor flaws. Chrome acceptable, but with pitted mirrors and door handles, ding in grille. Original bumpers. Attractive matching-color vinyl seats show minimal wear. Original door caps and panels worn and faded, original cracked rubber gaskets. Rear deck painted red over original cream. Driver's door won't open. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT 99

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada $15,225. This was a very stylish-looking wagon that, despite its flaws, was worth every penny. A well bought, smart, practical classic. #SP127-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sunliner convertible. S/N C7FC121577. Red & black/black vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 46,320 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Great driver-plus condition. Flame Red and Raven Black paint excellent, but evidence of questionable prep at five feet. Mix of new and older chrome. Excellent black top, pinkish boot. New show-condition Flame Red and Colonial White interior. Detailed engine compartment. #SP101-1966 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE coupe. S/N Red/black leather. Odo: 82,074 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent frame-off restoration. Excellent paint, lightly worn chrome. Fresh black interior, nice patina on seats, good carpets. Clean underhood, although 327 needs some re-detailing. Shiny tailed engine. Flat black underside. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,111. Recent mechanical work on older, still nice resto. Rarer color combo. Price paid was good for both buyer and seller with good future potential. #SP123-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500 XL convertible. S/N 3J69X188983. Rangoon Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 89,428 miles. 352-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Body-off restoration. Excellent body, paint and red vinyl interior. Like-new white power convertible top. Very little wear on this large, open Ford. Cond: 1-. Black underside, basic detailing. Equipped with optional power steering, fender skirts, dual exhaust, wide whitewall tires, red convertible boot, radio and clock. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,073. Fully restored Sunliner in not-sosubtle colors. Not a concours example, but very straight and clean. A well bought '50s cruiser that could easily be upgraded further. #SP110-1957 STUDEBAKER SILVER HAWK coupe. S/N 7209162. Black & silver/black & silver vinyl & velour. Odo: 58 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent blackand-silver paintwork. Dings in trim, parts showing wear. Non-original matching two-tone upholstery in vinyl and velour. Fresh black carpeting. Clean, basic detailing under the SOLD AT $32,080. Although Galaxies are not most folks' favorite Ford, this was an Arizona rust-free 500 XL with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, fender skirts, console, power steering and brakes, in excellent condition. If you wanted one then this was it. Price paid was market-correct for this near perfect, nicely optioned example. #SP28-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S11495. Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 32,996 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint with few flaws, a bit thin around windshield posts. Poor door fit. Pitted door handles and wear around windshield. Newer all-black interior. Original hood. Nice, basic black undercarriage. Great driver-plus. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,206. President-series Silver Hawk five-passenger coupes are very stylish, and the catalog description was extremely positive, which may have excited bidders. Although fitted with 289 4-bbl dual exhaust V8, original AM radio and clock, the non-original interior was a minus. Still, bidding was keen and sold the car well. #SP137-1958 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE convertible. S/N J58S104769. Regal Turquoise & cream/black cloth/cream leather. Odo: 24,356 miles. 283-ci 230-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Regal Turquoise with Colonial Cream showing some wear. Nice matching leather interior and a Haartz black cloth convertible top. Chrome decent except for pitted window trim, some scratches. Less than 4,000 miles on de- 100 underhood requires full detailing. Soiled, worn black underside. Well optioned. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $33,613. Attractive Sunfire Yellow Corvette with hard top, sidepipes, dual exhaust, power brakes, tinted glass, 4-speed manual transmission and Positraction axle. Despite cosmetic shortcomings, the price offered was too low for current owner to let it go. Sports Car Market Rally wheels, new tires. Previously detailed underside needs minor attention. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,236. A nice that driver that attracted lots of attention during preview and will impress most at local shows and cruises. Although not perfect, it could be easily improved upon. Price paid was good for both buyer and seller. 2-dr #SP138-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS hard top. S/N 611737005192. White/black vinyl. Odo: 89,972 miles. 194-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. A very original Chevy II Super Sport. Solid body. Good paint except for staining on cowl and door. Brightwork ranges from excellent to good to dinged stainless and worn door handles. Stated original interior, but looks fresh. Retains original six and drive train. Freshened-up engine, but surface rust under the hood. Undercoated. Good potential. GM of Canada documentation. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,962. These 6-cylinder SS models were only built in Canada. As an original six, this hard top can't go much higher, but as it's very solid and complete, it would be well worth dropping in a high-performance V8 and respraying in snazzier color. At this point the price was good for both buyer and seller. #SP58-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Nickey replica coupe. S/N 1Z4378L317292.

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Collector Car Productions Toronto, ON, Canada Turquoise green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 583 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice fiberglass Stinger hood. Straight body with decent paint flawed only by orange peel and evidence of prep. Excellent chrome other than the pitted, scratched door handles. Fresh interior. 427/450 V8 is period-correct; fully detailed engine and tranny. Sprayed black underneath. Nickey aftermarket parts include ladder bars and 15x7 aluminum American Racing-type wheels with Nickey caps. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $43,499. Lots of info provided on this welldone clone with only 500 miles on it since a complete body-off rebuild in 2007. Given the limited number of Nickey cars built, this was an excellent, relatively inexpensive alternative to the real McCoy. Bid was enough. #SP124-1968 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE convertible. S/N 194678S403786. Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 80,092 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very original. Original Le Mans Blue paint and original blue interior, reportedly untouched. Some minor scratches, blemishes on paint chrome. Interior shows little or no wear. Fully painted and detailed chassis and engine. Two for lots of flash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,799. Apparently this was appraised at $70k in 2006 and cost more than $50k to rebuild. It had gone through three owners since then. Hmmm... Oh well. Using those numbers, the buyer got a bargain, but it is a 'Vette for a smaller audience. #SP114-1969 MERCURY CYCLONE CJ fastback. S/N 9H16R602833. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 85,846 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older fully restored Mercury. Some minor paint wear, but still very decent. All chrome painted orange. Little wear inside and engine fully detailed. Compartment painted clearcoat repaint might upset a few purists, but this is the 21st century, and the shiny car looked absolutely striking. Bid was a bit low, but more due to the 383 than any lack of quality. #SP38-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37K2S501253. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 93,587 miles. 350-ci 200-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Combination of original and resprayed green paintwork. Visible prep issues, touch-ups, scratches, respray over older scratches, blistering around nose. Pitted door black. Impressive ultimate muscle Merc. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,845. “R code” car with drag package, correct block, transmission and differential. Apparently restored for the Harley-Davidson Co. in the mid-1990s for special tour promotional events. One of three with all these options, according to Marti Report. Unusual car, but high bid had to be close. #SP122-1969 SHELBY GT350 fastback. tops. Like new. Two-owner car. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $53,385. Body-off restoration to original spec, lowish mileage, well-optioned, and with full matching numbers and ownership/service documentation. This big-block Corvette was unique in that each and every part was restored, not replaced with aftermarket reproductions. Bidding was enthusiastic, but pockets were shallow. Owner was wise to try again. #SP76-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S31965. Maroon metalflake/black vinyl. Odo: 22,947 miles. 350-ci 400-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers matching. Total restoration in 2006. Brandy Candy Wine paint, new chrome, custom hood, sidemount exhaust. 350-ci V8 rebuilt by Worrier Engine makes 400-hp. Hooker headers. Fitted with new interior and Panasonic AM/FM/CD player. A custom 'Vette for the man searching 4-speed transmission, tilt-away steering, shoulder harnesses, power steering, power front disc brakes and Traction-Lok axle. Listed in the Shelby American World Registry and a Marti Report. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $70,685. A fresh frame-off nut-and-bolt resto with all the goodies. Well bought for lesser Shelby model, and a bargain compared with the 500s that sell for $20k more. #SP16-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N JS23NOB165102. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 388 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rotisserie restoration to show condition. Painted factory B5 Blue inside and out. New chrome. Interior completely replaced. Fully painted, including under hood and chassis. Everything new, re-plated or rebuilt. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,476. The basecoat/ 102 engine showing minimal wear. Clean red underside. New tires, refinished mags. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $13,841. Let's see... low mileage, Resale Red, loaded including optional engine, but little interest despite being as perfect as you can get. That about sums up this market for this generation Corvette. Price bid was about right. © Sports Car Market S/N 9F02M481726. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 96,382 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rotisserie restoration. Excellent Gulfstream Aqua paintwork. Powder-coated suspension components and fully detailed engine. A rarer color on a perennial favorite. Equipped with optional handles and wear on luggage rack. Decent black interior. Some detailing under the hood with flat black underside. Ridden hard and put away wet. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,312. Described as a “Survivor,” but the quick tartup under the hood was not impressive. Offered at no reserve, it went for more money than I expected. Well sold, considering the condition. #SP17-1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY2256T5104847. Red/red leather. Odo: 21,838 km. 5.7-L 330-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Super clean, appears to have led a pampered life. Like-new paint, red leather interior clean, but foam deterioration in driver's seat. Equipped with optional Grand Sport LT4

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL The Lee Roy Hartung Collection About 75 cars were presented, and many were one step away from the crusher, as they had been victims of the harsh Chicago winters as they settled into the mud Company Auctions America by RM Date November 3–5, 2011 Location Glenview, IL Auctioneers Brent Earlywine and Mike Shackelton Automotive lots sold / offered 123/123 Sales rate 100% Sales total $2,243,11 High sale 1911 Flying Merkel Twin motorcycle, sold at $201,250 Buyer's premium 15%, included in sold prices Lee Roy Hartung accumulated an impressive array of items over the years, but his true passion was license plates Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics L ee Roy Hartung was not a restorer or even a preservationist, but boy, did he accumulate a bunch of stuff. He moved to Glenview, IL, in the 1950s, when it was rural farmland, and operated a salvage and hauling business that gave him access to backyards and closed garages that others were not aware of. The majority of the cars in his collection were rumored to have been destined for the scrap yard, but he instead took them on a detour to his property. Hartung's true passion was license plates, and over the years, he accumulated thousands. They were offered in lots by states and most were complete runs. License plate collectors turned up in hordes seeking the elusive plates that would complete their sets. The most valuable sets were Arizona and West Virginia, with both runs selling for $29,900 each. Four different sets of Tucker automobile manufacturer plates were offered, with the pair numbered 67 going for $5,750, and number 93, the highest number known, selling for a relative bargain at $2,875. Tucker, as most know, only made 51 automobiles, and these plates were for anticipated future production. 104 Glenview, IL About 75 cars were presented, and many were one step away from the crusher, as they had been victims of the harsh Chicago winters as they settled into the mud. They sold for a combined $856,987, but some were “giveaways,” including a rusted-out 1959 Edsel that realized only a couple hundred dollars. One of the most interesting lots was the 1950 Edwards R-26 Roadster that was thought to be the car that won the inaugural Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It now had a Jaguar engine and chassis along with a 1951 Ford steering column. It sold for $143,750 — and that most likely would have been doubled with the original running gear. The 1950 BMW Veritas with coachwork by Spohn was the top-selling automobile at $195,500. The influence of Harley Earl was evident with the Le Sabre-style rear fins and taillights. It was in “barn find” condition but appeared to be mostly complete. The 48 or so motorcycles that were offered had been stored inside and were in far better condition than the automobiles. They realized an aggregate of $1,386,124, with a 1911 Flying Merkel Twin the top seller of the entire auction at $201,250. Also offered were hundreds of lots of parts, toys, spark plugs, hit-and-miss engines, magazines and sales brochures, and several wonderful displays of radiator badges. An original first issue Playboy magazine sold for an astonishing $8,625, which gives an idea of the variety of what was offered and the extent bidders were willing to go to acquire one of Hartung's treasures. Almost to the lot, the prices were the high end of retail, especially for many of the cars that varied in quality from parts cars to restoration candidates. It was certainly a unique event, and the RM/Auctions America crew did an amazing job just getting it all presentable. I doubt we will see another sale that's anything like it in the near future. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL BELGIAN #6469-1904 FN 4-CYLINDER shaftdrive motorcycle. S/N N/A. Black/tan leather. Produced by La Fabrique Nationale de Herstal, the Belgian arms manufacturer, significant as the first mass-produced 4-cylinder motorcycle. Authentic wood rims intact. Direct shaft drive with magneto and no clutch. Pedal start, as about $50k, so again it's just a matter of getting there from here. The big question mark with this example is under the hood, as basic maintenance appeared to be lacking. But if all is well, then not a bad buy. GERMAN TOP 10 No. 7 get this in presentable condition, considering completeness and originality, I'm glad somebody's going to do something with it. The new owner will certainly get some attention at the next All British Field Meet. were all motorcycles of the era. Stated to be in running order. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,200. Bonhams sold a restored 1904 FN at their 2006 Petersen Museum sale for $102,375 (SCM# 43615). I recall how the brightwork sparkled against the black finish—a sensational motorcycle, and this, too, could be restored to that level without getting upside-down. By that measure, a reasonable buy. ENGLISH #7553-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 lim- ousine. S/N GAF77. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 40,828 km. Body reasonably straight with no major dings or dents. Chrome sidemount cover fitted. Has correct headlamps but missing Flying Lady. Division window intact. Tan fabric in passenger compartment has a AT $10,925. Even if the new owner gets it rolling, the ride quality for one of these is often likened to a cement truck, and just the cost of replating the massive Rolls-Royce grille is enough to make most would-be restorers think twice. The only cost-effective approach will be a preservation-style revival. Assuming that the buyer knows what he's getting into, fair price paid. #7557-1959 BENTLEY S2 4-dr sedan. few holes, leather in front badly worn, musty mildew smell throughout. Wood worn and door handles missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,775. A project and then some, but not as bad as many of the cars here. The cost of a complete restoration would be financial suicide, so best to just preserve as much as possible and get it running. #7563-1934 SUNBEAM-TALBOT SUPREME saloon. S/N 8800. Gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 48,041 km. A 350-hp Sunbeam called “Blue Bird” set many speed records with Malcolm Campbell at the wheel in 1922. This example not as fast, but body reasonably solid with original interior. Boasts original Lucas headlamps and sunroof. Appears complete, but still a project. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,475. An interesting car for the British car buffs. I'd hate to think what it will cost to 106 S/N B332LCK. Black/tan leather. Low miles are thought to be original. Paint is peeling, and chrome and other brightwork are pitted. Leather interior is worn with mildew smell throughout. Wood all there but needs attention. The new S2 V8 was introduced in 1959 and is indicated by the “B” serial number prefix. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,400. Finished to good standard, market price for one of these is done to the mechanicals. Your basic needs-everything project. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $8,625. In the best of condition, we might be looking at close to $20k, so the question is whether the new owner can get there from here. In my opinion, he would have to do most of the heavy lifting himself to have even a fighting chance. Well sold. AMERICAN #6481-1902 WAGNER 4-11 motorcycle. S/N 61164. Gray. Wagner motorcycles were manufactured in Minnesota between 1901 and 1914. They were popular with postal workers, as well as police and fire departments. This belt-drive single-cylinder Wagner looks complete down to its original wood wheels and strap tank. Complete and untouched. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $32,200. A piece of Minnesota history for not a whole lot of money. Not as desirable as other original-paint bikes from Sports Car Market #7567-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Sport 4-dr sedan. S/N GPG49. Black/green leather. RHD. Reasonably complete, and body appears to be solid. Paint not that bad and could possibly be preserved. Brightwork in poor condition, water faucet for hood ornament. Doors sag. Leather interior well past its prime. Big unknown is condition of engine. Cond: 4-. SOLD skirts and weird upper grille added by Spohn at later date. Engine from BMW 328. Unique styling may not appeal to all. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $195,500. The restoration ahead looks fairly straightforward, so for $300k or so allin, the new owner has a lock on winning the weird car award at the next local outing. ITALIAN #7569-1959 FIAT 1200 spyder. S/N 103911503948. White/black vinyl/red & black vinyl. Odo: 89,364 miles. Resprayed in the distant past. Appears to be complete with tattered vinyl seating. Body reasonably straight and seems solid. Last registered in 1979, so who knows what the Chicago winters have #7549-1950 BMW VERITAS convertible. S/N 5098. Eng. # 97812. White/tan canvas/red & white leather. Odo: 49,871 km. Appears complete, with little body damage. In untouched time-warp condition. Bodied by Spohn with influence from Harley Earl's LeSabre concept car. Fender

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL single-speed transmission, but 2-speed was an option. “Cradle Sprung Frame” with leaf springs. Stated to be in running condition. A the teens, but will be sensational cleaned up or restored. #6478-1911 EXCELSIOR SINGLE mo- torcycle. S/N 10135. Red/gray. Wears exceptional original paint, plus lots of surface rust. Looks complete, and according to several motorcycle experts, it is. The Excelsior was Schwinn's entry into the motorcycle world: a 500-cc De Dion single was fitted to a sturdy bicycle frame with a belt-drive. They first ap- body and frame very solid with original paint. Stated to have been recently running. 1912 offered a new clutch system called “Free Wheel Control.” Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $115,000. Several 1912 Harley-Davidson singles are currently available in the $65k range, so the premium paid here looked a bit excessive. Well sold. #6472-1912 SEARS DREADNAUGHT TWIN motorcycle. S/N 8479. White & red. Excellent original paint, motor reportedly turns over. Built by Excelsior for Sears and Roebuck, who offered a V-Twin for the price of a single. Known for using a great deal of nickel on engine. Uses Schebler carburetor with no choke. V-twin for only $50 more than a single made this a good value in its day. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $55,200. An original bike in good running order always attracts attention, but the price paid here was a bit over-the-top. The crisp older paint that collectors cherish was absent here, so I'm willing to bet a full expensive restoration is in the works. #6473-1917 EXCELSIOR TWIN sidecar peared in 1908, and in 1911 were offered with choice of magneto or battery. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $46,000. Motorcycle folks go nuts over original-paint bikes, and this one fit the bill. It would not take a lot to get this one up and running, so I will call this one of the better buys of the auction. #6485-1911 POPE MODEL H motorcy- cle. S/N 2971. Gray. In very nice original condition, including factory paint. Stated to be in good running order. Hartung was reportedly the second owner, following interesting story of first owner's widow storing it in her closet. Pope produced many motorized bicycles under other names, but 1911 was the first year for an actual Pope motorcycle. Very advanced for its time, but Pope ceased motorcycle production motorcycle. S/N 84995. Olive green. Odo: 84,995 miles. Appears complete and includes a rather primitive sidecar. Wears olive green paint, which was the standard Exelsior color from 1917 to 1920, due to war. Catalog states that engine does turn. Excelsior began manufacturing motorcycles in 1907, was acquired by Ignaz Schwinn (of bicycle fame) in 1911, and remained in business until 1931. Cond: 4. Sears stopped selling motorcycles in 1916. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $66,125. It would be a shame to restore this, as the original paint was delightful—just get it running properly and enjoy. Price was a little aggressive, but where else do you find an original-paint Sears? TOP 10 No. 6 #6483-1913 FLYING MERKEL MODEL 70 twin belt-drive motorcycle. S/N 7890. Orange. MHD. Odo: 7,890 miles. A twin belt-drive Flying Merkel in original time-warp conditon. Amazingly intact paint, and most components are original. Pedal start. Bike featured many technological innovations when new, including sprung fork and SOLD AT $31,625. As was the case with most everything at the Hartung auction, this represented a project with a lot of work ahead. Considering the rather expensive buy-in, the new owner could be upside-down in a quick hurry. Well sold. #7510-1922 FORD MODEL T depot hack. S/N 7055148. Red/black leather. An original 1922 Ford Model T chassis fitted with in 1918 to concentrate on arms. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $83,375. One of the highlights of the auction, as Pope motorcycles are scarce and desirable. First year of production added to the allure here. The Model H, however, was something used by kids for their paper routes in the era, and they aren't particularly coveted today. Price paid was more than double the value. Crazy money. #6489-1912 HARLEY-DAVIDSON X8A single-cylinder belt-drive motorcycle. S/N DCH624. Gray. Single-cylinder belt-drive in wonderful original condition. Tires flat, but 108 mono-shock suspension, well ahead of the competition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $201,250. Bonhams at their January 2011 Las Vegas sale sold a 1913 Flying Merkel in original paint for $117,000. Paint on the one here was a touch better, but was it $90k better? The new owner thought so. #6487-1913 INDIAN 61 V-twin motorcy- cle. S/N 76E377. Indian Red. Stated to be complete, later headlamp fitted. Equipped with Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL a contempory depot hack body. Workmanship on depot hack body to an acceptable standard; chassis straight and solid. No mention made as to last time engine turned over. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,325. Not a lot of money for a unique and fun Fourth of July parade car. Won't get a lot of attention at the Ford Nationals, however. Well sold, but fairly bought. #7546-1923 FORD MODEL T Fordor sedan. S/N 8150824. Black/tan fabric. A project with most of interior missing and extensive bodywork required. Engine replaced at some point with another from 1926 but with same specs. Equipped with optional bumpers and Fire Department. Stated to be in running order and complete with lights, siren and reverse gear. In respectable condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,250. I doubt the new owner will keep this in its current fire department livery, so a rather expensive restoration is probably in its future. Price paid may just be pushing the upper limits of value. #7555-1927 HENNEY 7-passenger lim- ousine. S/N 18226. Maroon & black/ brown fabric. Odo: 31,460 miles. Paint and upholstery original but showing ravages of time and neglect. Body reasonably solid, and rust has not yet won the battle. Floorboards gone. Tires flat. Retains original Lycoming engine. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $8,625. The Henney Company was windshield. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,600. The Fordor body was built of aluminum panels over a wood frame. Like most of the Hartung cars, this would be a project for the Ford guy with stars in his eyes: a lot of work with not much financial reward when done. #7554-1925 HERTZ MODEL D-1 “Drive-It-Yourself” tourer. S/N 95030. Black/black fabric/black leatherette. Odo: 8,800 miles. Generally original, untouched and fairly well preserved, considering long storage, but will of course need a complete restoration. Has Pantasote side curtains with intact sliding glass windows. One of about 1,672 Hertz cars a large manufacturer of ambulances and hearses, but this is thought to be one of only 10 limousines in existence today. An ambitious project, but not as bad as many others in the Hartung Collection. Once finished, it would be unique as heck, but can it be done without getting upside-down? The new owner will soon find out, and I wish him well. #6476-1928 HENDERSON FOUR mo- built in 1925, and used as in rental fleet car for several years, reportedly. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,650. John Hertz of rental car fame actually produced his own cars from 1924 to 1927, before abandoning the manufacturing side, making this an interesting footnote in automotive history. The car had all the inherent issues and problems you'd expect from long-term storage but was nonetheless reasonably well preserved. The new owner will have the only one at the next orphan car show. #6488-1926 HENDERSON DELUXE fire department motorcycle. S/N D11668A. Red. For their speed and performance, Hendersons were the preferred choice of many police departments. This example was used by Glenview 110 torcycle. S/N D26802. Blue. Odo: 12,087 miles. Henderson manufactured 4-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931. The Deluxe got higher compression heads for 1928, the last year of its production. This example wears an older repaint and is stated to run well. Missing the Model T and included four-wheel mechanical brakes. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,900. One of the better buys from the Hartung Collection. At least there wasn't Swiss cheese attacking the sheet metal and fenders. The engine was the major unknown, as no statement was made as to the last time it turned over. #7576-1930 FORD MODEL A pickup. S/N A3521653. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 26,345 miles. Doors and hood appear in decent condition. Fenders are Swiss cheese and tending toward lace. Brightwork shows the effects of time and neglect. No door panels, rest of inte- worth more. An aggressive price paid, considering the respray and the restoration work ahead. #7520-1929 FORD MODEL A special coupe. S/N 961901. Blue/black fabric/tan fabric. Odo: 38,112 miles. Body appears reasonably solid, and even fenders are usable. Looks like a practical choice for a restoration project that should not cost a fortune. Second year for the Model A, which was twice as powerful as rior very rough. Engine compartment as expected. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $8,625. A restoration project at best or a rather expensive parts car. If you just happen to have a spare set of fenders hanging around, you'd at least have a leg up on a very comprehensive project. Have to admire the ambition. a few minor pieces and parts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $54,625. Due to the repaint, this bike had more eyeball than a lot of what was being offered at the sale, but that didn't mean it was #7524-1930 FORD MODEL A 68-B 5-window coupe. S/N A4175833. Yellow & black/black fabric/tan fabric. Odo: 89,042 miles. A “straight-window cabriolet” that shows serious signs of neglect and will be a project and a half to revive. Rust on fenders and lower panels. Brightwork pitted and rusting, interior badly worn. Has little bowler statues on fenders. Cost $645 new in 1930, but Sports Car Market

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL miles. Body reasonably solid, but long-term storage has taken its toll. Now your basic needs-everything restoration. For its time, the Lincoln-Zephyr represented an aerodynamic, VIN indicates it's a 1931. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $4,888. I commend the buyer for his ambition but can't imagine where this will be in a year or so. It needs a boatload of body work, and we have not even opened the hood. A money pit. #7538-1931 FORD MODEL A deluxe roadster. S/N A4277012. Blue/black canvas/blue vinyl. Odo: 59,699 miles. A solid car that has been recently driven. Appears to be mostly complete. Well known in Model A circles, as was often used by Mr. Hartung. Fitted two-word name was soon shortened to simply “Terraplane.” The restoration project here did not appear too daunting, but interest is deep and narrow for what is essentially a footnote in the history of Hudson Motor Car Company. #7545-1935 FORD MODEL 48 5-window deluxe coupe. S/N 181304757. Light blue & gray/light blue cloth. Odo: 52,488 miles. One of Ford's more desirable designs, the 1935 cars got a lower, streamlined look, with more rounded fenders. First year for the built-in trunk. Appears complete with only minor body streamlined design, and the “Twin-Grille” conversion was done by Willard Morrison, who thought the small replica twin grilles would make the cars look wider. (The same customization was also done on Packards and Fords.) Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,213. Cost of a full restoration will be up there, but this did not look like an altogether unreasonable starting point, if you're interested in an authentic 1930s automotive oddity that's guaranteed to garner constant double-takes until the end of time. #7573-1937 PONTIAC SERIES 26 4-dr touring sedan. S/N 6CA141175. Black/tan fabric. Odo: 22,952 miles. Lots of surface rust but otherwise appears solid and complete. Right window broken. Running boards with numerous issues. Many holes in dirty fabric interior. Equipped with sun visor and radio. with later aftermarket accessories. The last year for the Model A. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,300. This A looked like a reasonable buy, as it was in running order and all there. Clean it up a bit, and drive the heck out of it. #7528-1931 FORD MODEL AA bus. S/N RC58650. Black/tan canvas. Ford-built factory bus body is reasonably solid, but missing entire interior. Wood posts holding up roof. Police accessories added to resemble “Chicago Paddy Wagon.” In need of complete and very expensive restoration. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $5,175. damage. Glass cracked and grille damaged. Interior door panels missing, seats badly worn. Retains original V8. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,350. Definitely a candidate for restoration, as these have been selling in the $65k range in excellent condition. Hot-rodding is an easy option with a mild chop and 350 under the hood. #6465-1936 INDIAN FOUR motorcycle. S/N DCC4228. Gold. Odo: 41,322 miles. In running order with most pieces and parts, but will need complete restoration. Known as the “Upside Down” four, due to exhaust on top and carburetors down below. Came with a single updraft carburetor in '36 but went to dual in The price paid today will be the least of the new owner's expenses. Just the cost of getting it out of the muck and off the property will take a good-sized check, and then the fun begins. A braver man than I. #7556-1932 ESSEX TERRAPLANE SERIES K 4-dr sedan. S/N 352173. Gray/tan fabric. Odo: 48,285 miles. Reasonably solid despite long dormancy, and appears to be mostly there. Interior is original and largely intact, but very worn and aged. Less expansive than the Model T when new and offered more power. A Terraplane Six set a Pikes Peak record in 1932. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,475. Introduced in 1932 and manufactured by Hudson, the 112 '37. Rare today due to poor sales in era. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $46,000. Known for its strong performance, but a bit warm to ride, due to the exhaust configuration. Price paid was up there, as I know of one in better condition that recently sold for a lot less on the Internet. #7566-1936 LINCOLN-ZEPHYR TWELVE custom “Twin-Grille” 4-dr sedan. S/N H15301. Black/tan broadcloth. Odo: 19,684 Sports Car Market 1937 was Pontiac's best sales year to date. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,013. Advertised as “America's finest low-priced car.” The Series 28 with the 100-hp I8 engine is more desirable, but this one was certainly cheap enough. Good deal for a parts car, or a reasonable starting point for a restoration. #7530-1940 FORD DELUXE convert- ible. S/N 135608372. Red/tan canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 68,391 miles. Looks like an older respray in decent original condition. Appears solid and complete, but missing its fender skirts. Retains

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Auctions America by RM Glenview, IL original 85-hp flathead V8. Seat covers fitted over the original upholstery. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,050. One of the better cars in the Hartung Collection. This offered a fighting chance at restoration without going underwater. In excellent condition we are looking at around $75k, so if the mechanicals work out this could be a decent buy. #7517-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE Fordor sedan. S/N 18636816. Black/tan fabric. Odo: 60,203 miles. Body relatively straight with no obvious issues. Interior original and in fair condition. Was reportedly a press car and an Official National Labor Relations car at one time in its distant past. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,013. 1941 Fords featured fresh styling and chassis over the years. Bumpers missing. Weird non-original hubcaps. Red leather replaced with vinyl that is in poor condition. No side panels. V12 engine is missing. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $2,875. A great deal of hand lead work went into these bodies. This one looked like a serious restoration project with little or no chance of financial upside. I'm willing to bet that this car soon finds itself being sold by the piece or maybe even the pound. #7500-1948 CROSLEY CC wagon. S/N CC50039. Turquoise/brown vinyl. Odo: 9,620 miles. Simulated wood trim missing here. Carpet missing but otherwise complete. Miles thought to be original. Engine block made of sheet metal, which caused electrolysis issues. bodied Edwards ever built and believed to be 1950 Pebble Beach Concours-winning car. Now on Jaguar chassis with XK 120 engine and '51 Ford steering wheel, still wearing original maroon leather interior. In 1950 won Palm Springs, Reno, Santa Ana and Pebble Beach races; was invited to Pebble Beach Concours in 2000. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $143,750. With the original chassis and Ford V8 engine, the price would have most likely doubled. The task now awaiting the new owner is to find a period chassis and motor and return the car to its former glory. It will then have an open invitation to any and all events. I look forward to seeing it finished. #7552-1958 CADILLAC SERIES 75 hearse. S/N 58Z070065. Black/blue fabric. Odo: 44,005 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with Eureka body that was manufactured in Rock Falls, IL. Car difficult to move, due to being sunk into the muck and mire. As such, somewhat of a mystery as to what body issues are behind the panels. Upper sections appear were offered as either Deluxe or Super Deluxe cars, both with the option of a six or eight. This was not a lot of money for a decent Ford Fordor Sedan, but what do you do with it? Not worth much restored or as a parts car, so I'm guessing it shows up at Goodguys in a few years, heavily modified. #7568-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL coupe. S/N H119898. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 57,290 miles. Many modifications to body and Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,300. A straightforward restoration, but what do you have when the project is done? A tiny, odd clown car that you probably wouldn't dare to drive in modern traffic. At many micro-car club events, however, the car will be warmly welcomed. #7558-1950 EDWARDS R-26 roadster. S/N SOS299601ILL. Eng. # D628. Red/tan canvas/maroon leather. The only aluminum- solid. Interior pretty well shot. No funeral equipment included. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,475. The first challenge will be getting it off the property. Hearses aren't particularly collectible, but they're certainly big and bold. The new owner can restore and then go make friends at the hearse club, or turn it into a Halloween car and entertain the kids. #7501-1959 EDSEL RANGER 4-dr sedan. S/N A9UF730319. Cream/cream & orange vinyl. Odo: 57,519 miles. Sports famed “horse collar” grille. Bumper with heavy rust, body not much better, as it's been settling into the mud for years. Interior gone. Doubt if engine would turn over after sitting out in the Chicago winters for all these years. A parts car at best. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $230. “$230 for an Edsel” seems like just another one-liner made at the expense of the famously doomed marque. Even at this price, there is a bunch of money still to be spent just getting it moving and dismantled before parting it out. © 114 Sports Car Market

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Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL The Palm Beach Auction Headliners included the Ralph “Whitey” Wescott Collection, which offered nine exquisite examples of GMC trucks built between 1955 and 1961 Company Hollywood Wheels Date December 8–11, 2011 Location West Palm Beach, FL Auctioneer Scott Adcock Automotive lots sold / offered 168/227 Sales rate 74% Sales total $6,495,552 High sale 1958 DeSoto Adventurer fuel injected convertible, sold at $448,200 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda two-door hard top — $57,240 Report by Robert Malke, photos courtesy of Hollywood Wheels Market opinions in italics M ike Flynn Jr., owner of Hollywood Car Auctions and the Palm Beach Auction, has been a collector and a dealer since the '80s. He has attended many auctions over the years, so he's aware of what people expect and sets his standards high. With that in mind, it was no surprise to see a number of high-end cars consigned at this year's Palm Beach Auction, including several notable collections. Headlining the December 2011 sale was the Ralph “Whitey” Wescott Collection, which included nine exquisite examples of GMC trucks built between 1955 and 1961. A 1957 GMC Palomino Motorama show truck took center stage here, selling to a collector in the Northwest for $194,400. A featured car from the Masney Collection was a 1958 DeSoto Adventurer Convertible Pilot car, a purpose-built collaboration between Chrysler and Bendix to expound on Virgil Exner's flamboyant 1950s designs. It featured an ultra-rare Bendix EFI injection unit, and after crossing the block as a no-sale, a deal was put together, making it the high sale of the event at $448,200. It is often said that car auctions are great car shows as well, and that was absolutely the case here. By Wednesday evening, the venue was nearly filled to capacity and neatly organized. More than 250 cars and a 1947 Schwinn Whizzer Motorbike were on display to eager buyers and automotive enthusiasts. The doors 116 opened Thursday for public viewing of the collection, where they were also treated to a variety of special vendors and displays including a replica version of the 1966 Batmobile and a 42-foot Fountain offshore race boat called Taboo. Auction cars of particular interest included contrasting Ford 427 Thunderbolts. Palm Beach, FL One was an original 1964 Ford 427 Thunderbolt consigned by a Florida collector, and the other was a 1964 Ford Thunderbolt tribute version also consigned by a Florida collector. Neither found new owners. There was also a pair of original documented race-prepared 1964 Dodge 330 two-door post cars. One, a factory lightweight with a 426 Hemi and push-button automatic, made $253,800, while and the other was a factory 426 Max Wedge 4-speed, selling at $94,932. A rare 1936 Chevrolet, labeled as a “coupe pickup,” caused many old-timers to scratch their heads and reflect. This factory option allowed the buyer to replace the rumble seat in exchange for a bolt-in pickup bed, therefore making their Chevy coupe more utilitarian. With sidemounts, a great profile and an outstanding restoration, this was a stunning example of a mid-1930s utility vehicle, and I think it was a decent deal at $32,400. Another rare eye-catcher was the limitedproduction 1958 Dodge Sweptside pickup. It was Dodge's answer to the Chevy Cameo truck series, and the example on offer here brought a solid $57,240. Overall, the Palm Beach Auction was mar- Sales Totals keted well and achieved a strong sell-through rate, as well as record prices. Mike is confident that he's on the right track and is already planning for the fifth Palm Beach Auction in the spring of 2012. And if this year's sale is any indication, next year's event will be even bigger. © $2m $4m $6m $8m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices

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Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL GERMAN #268-1974 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Riviera camper. S/N 2342124914. Orange/beige camper/beige vinyl. Odo: 59,960 miles. Rare Riviera full pop-top conversion. Body surprisingly solid. Pop top is functional with some small tears in the screens. Quickie paint job on body and bumpers, roof appears to be original with some surface rust along the drip rails. Cracked trim panel on tailgate. Front seats have new covers, dash clean, rest of interior is classic '70s. All appliances intact. spoke wheels and tires. Tan and blue interior is spotless and compliments blue exterior nicely. Optional Daytona sport bucket seats with blue piping look snug. Automatic transmission. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $72,360. The retail value of used Ferraris is all over the board—I've seen 456s advertised at around $100k. This one looked well bought with a little room for resale. It was previously bid to $55,000 at Mecum's September 2011 auction in St. Charles, IL, but the seller chose to keep it (SCM# 188964), and his patience was rewarded today. Engine bay is dirty, but runs fine and features a chrome air cleaner. Oregon VW dealer Riviera Motors had these kits produced when Westfalia was unable to meet the demand. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,520. This recently sold at Mecum's 2011 St. Charles sale this past September for $13,250, which we called “fair to both buyer and seller” (SCM# 184131). It was a decent van for a select few, and it didn't set the crowd on fire, but the seller still made a successful quick flip. Well sold today. #285-1975 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1552011917. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 75,832 miles. A oneowner bug convertible. Cut-rate paint job, Armor-All soaked tires and rubber trim. Maybe a 50-footer, but body is straight. Undercarriage appears to have had flat tin or cut-up stop sign patch panels. Top edgy, dash cracked, seats splitting at the seams. But does run well. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,020. This Resale Red drop- AMERICAN TOP 10 No. 8 #490-1957 GMC PALOMINO Autorama show pickup. S/N 1018PT2775. Gold & tan/tan/gold and tan leather vinyl. Odo: 9,902 miles. 347-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. New York Autorama GMC show truck. Well documented and in great condition. The repaint and finish show age and checking, but are well preserved nonetheless. Leather interior shows minor wear and use, and is original. Sparkling chrome, aged patina on all aluminum trim. Original Pontiac V8 is tidy and correct-looking with rare factory aluminum finned valve covers. The original whitewall eners and four-way flashers. The Pontiac 347 motor was a factory option in the GMC line. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,760. This rare trophy-winning 4x4 panel truck had options we take for granted today, but the bidders knew they were rare and that the truck was of concours quality. The final price reflected the uniqueness in this weekend driver. BEST BUY #503-1958 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N F58S189433. Salmon & black/Salmon & black leather/vinyl. Odo: 2,829 miles. 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent attention to detail and hard to critique, except that it's been over-restored. Equipped with optional a/c, power steering, brakes and seats, backup lights, roof rack and factory “Level Air” suspension that has been updated, now with appealing “California rake” stance. Original a/c evaporator uses retro parts. top rolled up on the block and the bidders tried to steal it. From the second floor, it definitely caught your eye. It eventually sold with a phone call for under $8k. Not a bad deal for a classic beach beater. Add boogie boards, the kids, a couple of dogs, one cat and a picnic basket, cruise to the shoreline and have fun. ITALIAN #269-2003 FERRARI 456M GTA coupe. S/N ZFFWL50A030131149. Tour de France Blue/tan leather. Odo: 8,458 miles. A nice change from red, black or white. In original condition with not even a door ding. Stock five- 118 U.S. Royal Master tires show some yellowing, typical for age. Although garaged, frequently driven to car shows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $194,400. There were serious buyers for this rarity, but the heavy hitters narrowed to three at the $170k mark. Then they slowly dropped out, first at $180k, then again at $185k, until it was bought by a persistent phone bidder. $200k was the reserve and the anticipated number. Proof that there is no limit to what someone will pay if they can and want to. #494-1957 GMC SERIES 100 4x4 panel truck. S/N 1018PT5838. Blue & white/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 1,799 miles. 347-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Not over-restored, but better than new. Great fit, finish and fresh chrome. Interior well dressed and loaded with options: factory clock, L&R spotlights, outside sun visor, backup lamps, power steering, power brakes, viewfinder, hood bird, radio, heater, vent shades, door handle guards, road shock damp- A tilt column and retro-style leather/billet steering wheel give the spotless interior a period look. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,680. The pre-SUV family cruiser. Wagons have now certainly surpassed four-doors in terms of collectibility. This retained most of it originality but had minor mechanical improvements for better drivability. New owner got it for the cost of the resto, and it's now on its way to Canada. TOP 10 No. 2 #499-1958 DESOTO ADVENTURER Pilot Car convertible. S/N LS37752. Gold/white vinyl/gold, green & white leather & vinyl. Odo: 66,820 miles. 361-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Represented as the pilot car, one of five fuel-injected Adventurer convertibles built for 1958. 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Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL tioning rare options like steering wheel watch and Highway Hi-Fi record player. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $448,200. Even the EFI system, found in an attic (and possibly the original), was re-engineered to perform as intended. This top seller of the auction set a record price for a DeSoto. Bidding was fierce up to $385,000, then a no-sale smack of the gavel woke up the relentless high bidder and seller. They settled on a hammer price of $415,000. A decent deal considering its rarity. #514-1958 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-dr hard top. S/N H8YH136513. Black/white cloth/red & white leather & vinyl. Odo: 28,721 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. First-year production for the 4-seater square birds. Low miles, two owners. Flawless Raven Black paint looks '50s classic with white top. Excellent bodywork. Near perfect red-and-white interior. All brightwork concours-quality. Super attention to detail. Equipped with optional power steering, brakes, windows and seats, plus factory Continental kit. Spectacular car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,420. The SCM Pocket Price Guide puts these at a high value of $20k, which wouldn't begin to cover this one's resto bill. This one got people off their chairs and on to the block with some respectable bidding. Well sold, and too nice to drive. #456-1960 IMPERIAL CROWN con- vertible. S/N 9204111678. Red/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 61,719 miles. 413-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stunning, swoopy, flashy, classy and rare. Shiny red paint screams, “Look at me!” but looks like it was a rush job. Could have used more detail, wet sand and buffing along door window edges, jambs and corners. New chrome, ripples in the side molding where it was tightened down too much on the nice bodywork. Loose weatherstripping, wrinkled floor and wooden skid rails. New speedometer and Stewart Warner gauges fitted. Driver's glove box cut out for a radio (none present), passenger's glove box missing lock and liner. Last year for the split-windshield Willys. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,940. You could eat off this Jeep, but it'd be too nice to drive. Not sure why the extreme redo, but spectacular presentation. It looked correct and ran great. Top dollar for a Willys, but certainly one of the best in the world. #469-1962 STUDEBAKER GRAND TURISMO HAWK 2-dr hard top. S/N 62V21526. Red/black vinyl.Odo: 10,513 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Represented as a frameup restoration. Clean black interior looks beautiful. Equipped with rare factory 4-speed manual, factory tach. Reproduction wire #302-1960 WILLYS JEEP Utility 4x4 wagon. S/N 5416847068. Fountain Green/green & tan vinyl. Odo: 105 miles. 226ci I4, 1-bbl, manual. $30k restoration got carried away, now highly over-restored and immaculate. Flawless paint and reassembly. Brilliant chrome and polished stainless. Appealing military-style tires. Inside looks like it was done in more of a hurry. Walmart interior door and window handles. Minor scuffs on last detail. Many N.O.S. parts used. Equipped with a/c, 4-speed, tilt, tach dash pod, and 1966 Malibu wood wheel. Fitted with Hotchkis ProTouring Suspension. Nice polished Torque Thrust IIs, front discs, Flowmasters. Interior clean and tidy, with aftermarket under-dash gauges and CD player. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,400. This car obviously got driven and was well taken care of. There were plenty of buyers here who were interested. Strong bidding past $25k, and with some coaxing by the auctioneer the gavel hammered right at $30k. Good buy on a hot rod '64 Impala. #282-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1946775103894. Marina Blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 81,399 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very popular and common color combo. No hard top. Base-engined car with 4-speed. Decent shiny paint lacks the usual detail. Weatherstripping and trim could have used some more careful assembly. Under the hood it's bland and stock, but at least it has all the shiny distributor tin. The sidepipes give it a good throaty sound and an aggressive look, but the whitewall tires belong on the family Biscayne. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,250. This 1967 mid-year roadster had lots of potential, and it would be a great driver. But not a really exciting car. Lack of interest meant the winning bidder got a good deal. wheels, new wide whites. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,140. This car ran well and commanded a lot of attention. Studes are always favorites among senior collectors. The fact that it had a 4-speed shifter piercing through the floor is probably why it grabbed such a good price here. Well sold. #444-1964 CHEVROLET top. Seats needed to be snugged up as well. Cheesy knockoff wires and wide whites. Still an iconic car, one of 618 1960 convertibles produced. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $145,800. The bidders jumped all over this beauty, once owned by the actor Jack Palance, though that did not seem to affect the value. It was recently purchased for $82,500 at Auctions America by RM's 2011 Auburn sale this past May (SCM# 179470), so the seller did very well. 120 IMPALA resto-mod 2-dr hard top. S/N 41447J234089. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 29,860 miles. Vintage styling and performance with modern handling technology. Completely rebuilt, not only mechanically but cosmetically, right down to the right-side mirror and bumper guards. Great detail under the hood, trunk needs a little more detail inside. Exhaust tips don't look correct. Tidy undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,080. Last sold for $48,760 at Mecum Indy in May 2010 (SCM# 163557). The car attracted a good cross-section of prospects before and Sports Car Market #501-1967 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 168677L168151. Blue/blue cloth/blue vinyl. Odo: 59,781 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Not concours-correct but still meticulously done. Hard to find many issues. Stands tall on Redlines and Rallies. Nearperfect paint, tiny blisters on the hood. Equipped with all the right options: power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt, tach, gauges, buckets and console, fiber optics,

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Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2005 Ford GT during the auction. Great presentation, very clean, but still looked like it saw some limited use on the streets and at car shows. Well sold. #506-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR fastback. S/N 8T02R21594304173. White/black knit vinyl. Odo: 36,579 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Definitely has been disassembled and reassembled. Not quite concours-quality, but finished well above average. Interior is a mix of new and original trim and panels. Underhood looks tidy and mostly correct. Another well maintained occasional driver, and autographed Date sold: 01/08/12 eBay auction ID: 200694034386 Seller: miketarheel (eBay ID) VIN: 1FAFP90S85Y401502 Details: White/blue over black. 5.4L supercharged V8 rated at 550-hp. 6-spd manual. RWD Sale Result: $155,401, 23 bids, sf 28. MSRP: $149,995 (base) Other current offering: Nevada Classics in Las Vegas, NV, asking $199,000. 2008 Bugatti Veyron by Carroll Shelby, but the black-painted inserts on the ten-spokes are a no-no. Offered from a private collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $120,798. A bit more cleaning and detailing would have brought this great car up a notch. Shelbys attract all the attention, but to attract all the money, this needed a/c—or at a bare minimum, a 4-speed. But it was the only real one here, and it achieved a good price. Well bought and well sold. #450-1969 FORD RANCHERO GT Date sold: 01/07/12 eBay auction ID: 170758283399 Seller: British Motor Car Distributors, San Francisco, CA VIN: VF9SA25C18M795113 Details: Black/gray over red leather. 8.0 quad-turbo W16 rated at 987-hp, 7-spd auto-shift manual, 4WD. Sale Result: $1,150,000, 1 bid, sf 3. MSRP: $1,700,000 (base) Other current offering: Euro Motorsport in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, asking $1,400,000. 2012 Aston Martin Rapide Date sold: 01/06/12 eBay auction ID: 300645759412 Seller: Towbin Bentley, Las Vegas, NV VIN: SCFHDDAJ0CAF02225 Details: AML Carbon Black over Obsidian Black leather. 5.9L V12 rated at 470-hp, 6-spd Touchtronic automatic, RWD. Sale Result: $225,601, sf 27. MSRP: $207,895 (base) Other current offering: Aston Martin Lotus Orlando in Orlando, FL, asking $224,581. ♦ Report. Original Ram Air seal has a small tear and signs of age. Would be a great example to use as reference for a restoration project. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,200. This truck attracted a lot of attention. I'm not sure how many 428 CJ a/c- and 4-speed-equipped Ranchero GTs have survived, but it can't be many. Reportedly was pulled from a private collection and recently sold two months ago at a bargain price of just under $40k. It sold today for not much more. Well bought. #520-1970 AMC JAVELIN SST fastback. S/N AOC797X161732. White/black vinyl/red velour. Odo: 74,375 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Professional paintwork and detail. Minor pitting on pot metal trim, typical for age. Matching-numbers and equipped with factory a/c, Go Package, 3.54 posi, auto. Retains original carb, exhaust manifolds, and engine tag. 122 15” wheels and tires to fill the wells, and exhaust tips and the pipes could hug the undercarriage more. Full PHS documentation and three original build sheets. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $50,760. Frame-off restoration of a real YZ- Sports Car Market pickup. S/N 9K49R180358. Black Jade/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 50,347 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Very rare 1969 Ford Ranchero GT 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air with bench seat, 4-speed and dealer-added a/c. One of 1,658 1969 GTs built. All original, with just one professional repaint. Full documentation includes two build sheets, window sticker, warranty card and book, dealer paperwork and Marti tires and side stripe set it off just right. Looks serious. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,104. Documentation here included original build sheet, owner's manual, maintenance records and advertising literature, plus road tests from back in the day. This would be the next best thing to an AMX, although a 1970s high-impact color would be more entertaining. Very well sold. #517-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Rallye 350 2-dr hard top. S/N 336870M268844. Sebring Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 91,076 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Great paint looks fresh, production-quality fit, not much chrome. Interior and upholstery seem original. Equipped with deluxe buckets and Torquey 390 with a mild lope, clean engine bay. Classic 1960s plastic interior trim and velour have held up well if original, with minimal wear. Styled steel wheels, raised white-lettered console, no tach, 8-track. Clean engine compartment. Strong car, runs well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,020. A stunning example of a nicely reconditioned Rallye 350, only 3,547 built for 1970. It was well detailed and ready for a new garage, generating lots of interest and good bidding. Well sold. #449-1970 PONTIAC GTO Ram Air con- vertible. S/N 242670B11155. Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 33,757 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Equipped with power steering, brakes, windows and rare power seats, hood tach, Ram Air and 3.23 posi. Not a concours resto. Body is assembly-line straight, although the deck lid looks a little long (possibly a repro). Rear spoiler and decals may have been added. Nice paint. Could sit a little lower with

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Hollywood Wheels West Palm Beach, FL code Ram Air convertible. One of 114 built and well documented. Very active bidding and well sold. #521-1971 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494871H931080. Copper/tan vinyl/tan cloth. Odo: 67,112 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Represented as original paint, but has minor paint splatter and fish eyes on the deck-lid vent. Perhaps was only touched up. Minor pitting on taillight bezels. Immaculate Sandalwood cloth interior. Equipped with factory a/c, AM/FM radio, power windows, power brakes, power steering, vinyl top, and comes front seats, no airplane dash, but at least it has a 4-speed and console-delete. Sits on incorrect Valiant 14-inch Rallyes. Ok effort. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $57,240. This desirable '71 'Cuda had some issues but was helped by dual headlights, side louvers, pistol-grip 4-speed and a good color. It fell short on the block, but the dealer came to his senses later. Strong money for condition. #523-1990 CHEVROLET C1500 SS 454 pickup. S/N 1GCDC14N3LZ164461. Black/red velour. Odo: 6,966 miles. 454-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Original paint, no dings or issues, bumpers nice. Wears factory 454 SS side-decals, lower front valence, OEM fog lamps. Factory-original interior with bucket seats and console. If it weren't for the odo and a little road dust, it would appear never driven. with original title from the Schlemmer Buick store. Original keychain from dealer, manuals, etc. are included. Original spare in trunk. Sitting on chrome five-spoke wheels. Originals are included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,600. A rare surviving original 1971 Buick Riviera. This was the first year for the boattail body style, the only year featuring louvers on the trunk. Has a clean So-Cal cruiser look. Got a lot of attention. Fair transaction. #277-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23N1B302135. Plum Crazy/black vinyl/black leather/vinyl. Odo: 80,071 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Missing fender tag, but correct VIN stamped in cowl. Represented as a ground-up resto but lacks some serious detail. Brightwork crazing, side louvers pitted. Window slats, hideous rear spoiler mounted too far back, shaker sits low and may not be original. Clean interior, leather window sticker, signed warranty booklet, warranty papers, wheel lock info, tire warranty papers, spare keys and remotes, etc. Even has that 1996 new-car smell. Last and only for a floor shifter. Too nice to drive. Belongs in a museum. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,400. When this rolled onto the block, it stunned everyone. Nobody wanted to open the doors and let the 1996 interior air escape. This was the seventh generation of the Impala, with 1996 being the last of a three-year production run and the most sought-after of the bunch. Well sold, all the money. #308-2004 DODGE VIPER convertible. S/N 1B3JZ65Z24V100289. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 10,035 miles. 8.3-L fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. Nice car with low mileage. Good paint, interior almost showroom-new. Tires and wheels covered in ArmorAll. Shiny stuff even sprayed under the hood. Undercarriage has been pressure-washed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,200. These cars are Also comes with original title, window sticker and bill of sale. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,760. This one-owner truck looked like it had just left the factory. Because of the Wescott Truck Collection, there were a lot of truck buyers, and the new owner of this one did just fine. Paid strong money. I saw this pass me traveling down state route 70 heading back to its new winter home in Florida. 4-dr #522-1996 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS sedan. S/N 1G1BL52PITR65233. Black/gray leather. Odo: 591 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. Showroom new, and truly a time capsule. Full documentation, all the papers, selling dealer brochure, bill of sale, usually bought by enthusiasts and rarely abused. This well-cared-for example did generate some interest, but it could really use a more aggressive exhaust sound and a more exciting color than red. Well bought and sold at a current market price for a lightly used late-model Viper. #529-2010 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 2G1FT1EWXA9139265 Gray/ charcoal leather. Odo: 6,987 miles. 427-ci supercharged V8, 6-sp. New 427/750 balanced and blueprinted engine. 427 factory hood badges, supercharged side and rear badges, exterior HTR 750 striping. Interior has embroidered head rests, custom gray leather seat inserts, MGW short-throw shifter. Authen- tication VIN plate. Nice cammed-up sound and good presentation. Means business. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,600. Built by Redline Motorsports and distributed exclusively by DeNooyer Chevrolet in Colonie, NY—a modern day Nickey Chevrolet. Comprehensive package includes a supercharged 427 and certificate of authenticity with build serial number. This was the third HTR 750 Camaro built. It found a new home in Florida. Well bought. © 124 Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Wheels of Wood on the Web If staining wheels is your thing M AMERICAN #190618616796-1910 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 36 4-passenger runabout. S/N 30859. Brown/tan cloth/steel. RHD. 211 photos. Chico, CA. “Restoration project. The engine assembly included is not a 1910 model 36 six cylinder, but is a 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 38 C-4 single valve dual ignition engine. Accessories included in the sale of this project: solid brass intake manifold, authentic 1910 model 36 carburetor and an ignition timer. The remainder of the parts and assemblies are either authentic 1910 Pierce-Arrow or faithful repro- ost vehicles with wooden wheels aren't safe for modern highway use. Once horsepower regularly averaged more than 30 and speeds topped 40 mph, steel wheels became the preferred method of laying rubber to roadway. Many wooden-wheeled cars are relegated to museums or collections, if they're still around. Sure, you can still take them out on a warm day to get ice cream every few months. However, any one of these will attract as much attention (even if much of it is from people stuck behind the car in traffic) as any other car on the road. This month's column dives into an eBay search for those woodenspoked mechanical wonders. 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) by Chad Tyson Market opinions in italics no major rips or tears to be found. The wheels are the original style wood wheels, which are in The all steel body is straight and solid. Free of any major leaks.” Wonderful contrast with white wheels. 35 bids. sf 18. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,080. This car was bought and sold several times through the same dealer, giving it a good and traceable history. That's worth something. It also won't be easy to find a comparable vehicle for the same price, but it is also near the top of the price range. Call it fair all the way around. #270877019340-1924 FORD MODEL T touring. S/N 727714. Black/black vinyl/black vinyl. 44 photos. Deptford, NJ. “Frame up restoration 10 years ago on a rust free car. Driven approximately 20 miles since then. Fresh out of a private collection. Runs and drives.” Minor dings in radiator. Engine and bay appear dusty. good condition and wrapped with older bias ply tires, which do show some dry rot. The underside is solid with no rot to be found.” 17 bids. sf 1493. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $12,456. Any running, Brass Era car at this price would be a gift from the seller. Nobody was able to get a steal here. ductions. The only significant assembly that is not included is the copper fuel tank.” 39 bids. sf 808. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $80,099. This was a popular vehicle — it reached the top two of eBay Motors' “Most Watched Collector Cars” and plenty of bids. Plenty of the legwork for reassembling and sourcing parts for the car has already been done, but that's one heckuva entry price. No doubt there is plenty left to find and spend money on. There will probably be plenty of room when all is said and done to turn a profit, but that is a long ways off. Well sold. #280794716951-1913 METZ MODEL 22 roadster. S/N 29841. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. 57 photos. St. Louis, MO. “Incredibly rare car with a little over 100 known to exist. It runs very good but is crank-start only. The soft top is in good condition and includes an all weather kit that includes side curtains. Inside, the black vinyl seat is in good condition with 126 #160706001461-1917 DODGE BROTHERS MODEL 30 tourer. S/N 104001. Black/black canvas/black leather. 27 photos. Bridgeport, CT. “Driven regularly. It has benefited from a beautiful and correct new black leather interior and a completely new canvas top, all within the past few years. Top frame has been recently restored with new wooden bows and tack rail. The black paint is Undercarriage very clean. 28 bids. 207 sf. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,800. This car would be fun to keep around even if it was just to embarrass friends by daring them to drive it. I'm not sure how the mechanicals will be sorted out for the new owner, given its very infrequent use. But I'll call it a respectable price for a respectable (at least appearing) vehicle. #110793788501-1925 CHEVROLET SUPERIOR K coach. S/N 2K23126. Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 5,065 miles. 11 photos. Woodbine, NJ. “Totally restored approximately 20 years ago. The owner at the time overheated the engine while driving it. All the necessary parts to reassemble this motor are present and are included with this car. I would estimate the restoration at about 80% since the motor needs in good condition, showing good gloss but with an appropriate patina that suits the era perfectly. The body and chassis are solid and rust free. to be completed. The interior is in very good condition and the paint is very nice with some minor scratches and slight spider web cracking.” 5 bids. sf 3. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,600. The buy-it-now price was $7,500 and the sticker in the window was asking $10k, but the high bid should have been enough to unload this project onto somebody else's lawn. The best of these tend to top out in the highteens, so best of luck to the seller next time around. © Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers Replacement parts are easily available for the 1959 Chevy. Everything — except for the front bumper. — Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT cheaper version of the widely used parking boot. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI The links between Chevrolet and electric power go back long before the Volt. — Chuck Olenyk, Rockford, MI No one is stealing my tele- phone pole this time! — Scott McCann, Coarsegold, CA Everything goes but the bumper! — Paulo L. Teixeira, Memphis, TN Tired of his Chevy chasing every passing dog, Nordberg tried one last thing. — Kurt Anderson, Topanga, CA Never having won it during his race career, Bob finally had RUNNER-UP: Concerned with the security of his recent purchase of a genuine 1959 AT&T telephone pole, Rufus took unusual anti-theft safeguards. — Doug Knight, Haddonfield, NJ He could at least left me a bowl of water. — Bob Westrick, Hinsdale, IL Rat Rod LoJack — Erik Olson, Dublin, CA Fido is missing, but it was a fair trade for this dog — Cliff Lewis, via email OK, that should keep them from stealing my pole. — Steve Slebioda, via email Dang, Billybob, I think Bubba was on the chain gang way too long! — John Murphy, via email With the money I saved on car alarms, I was able to buy this classic car. — Joe Amft, Evanston, IL Upon hearing of a recent theft of telephone poles, Emilio decided to do his part to thwart the criminals. — Rick Stark, Portland, OR After realizing the re- chromed Impala bumper cost more than her engagement ring, Fred's wife added some extra 128 security…. Too bad she hasn't given Fred the key yet. — Peter A. Shawger, Penn Laird, VA LoJack? We don't need no stinking LoJack! — Mike Miller, via email Considering the recent rise in telephone pole thefts, you can't be too safe. — Mike Talarico, Riverside, CA Our man in Havana! — Bob Ames, Portland, OR Try as she might, Chevy was just too old to master the pole dance. And the crowds thinned. — Mike Eisele, Paradise Valley, AZ When this overly aggressive Chevrolet bit a mailman with its grille, it had to be forcibly restrained. The owners are now considering removal of the dog dish hubcaps. — Mark Montgomery, Portland OR Tired of repeated telephone pole thefts, the phone company decided to chain them to old cars. — Richard Sutliffe, Lafayette, CA It reduced my insurance costs by 20% — Al Zim, Bedford, TX Budget constraints forced one small town to resort to the Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mysteryphoto@sportscar- market.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. 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. Sports Car Market the pole. — Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Biker buys first muscle car without full understanding of security system. — Mike Heroy, Angola, IN The day after this photo was taken, someone stole the chain. — David Libby, West Des Moines, IA I've been looking for that second key since 1959! — Scott Zieske, Rapid City, SD Alan Sosnowitz wins the very first SCM ball cap ever made, thanks to a keen eye for finding the truly rare and collectible that is hiding in plain sight. © This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: February 25, 2012

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Our Cars Keith Martin 1973 Volvo 1800ES W e were never able to get our Volvo 544 to behave properly, and moved on — just as we got everything dialed in, of course. We missed the camaraderie of the vintage Volvo owners, and decided that a sport wagon would be just what we need to have a classic Volvo experience and be a part of the gang. We found our white/blue ES in Tacoma, WA, which is not far from SCM World Headquarters in Portland, OR, and 1800 guru Dean Koehler drove up with me to look at it. Same owner since 1979, always garaged, no rust, complete and correct and everything working. A few little dings here and there and an ancient repaint that is holding up well. We bought it and drove it home. It's a comfortable ride, kind of like an MGB GT on steroids. The list of needs it has is short, so we look forward to having a “finished” driver-quality car within the next 60 days. 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Veloce (GTV) T Details Owner: Keith Martin Purchase date: December 2011 Purchase price: $10,000 Mileage since purchase: 300 Recent work: Various suspension bushings by the Line-Up Shop, new KYB shocks, new rear brake pads and transmission mount by Rich's Volvos, rear IPD sway bar removed by Exhaust Specialties to eliminate grinding noise where it hit exhaust system. Upcoming work: Interior “freshening” by Guy's Interior Restorations, new exhaust from iRoll Motors (irollmotors.com), and general fettling. he 1967 GTV (this one in dark blue/black with Panasports) has always been a very special car for me, with its one-year-only badging and seats. Personally, I much prefer the clean, two-headlight, step-nose look to the later, more cluttered 1750s and 2000s. This car was built by a local racer and engineer for his wife to use as her daily driver. He installed a mildly-tuned 1750, one of his custom-built “short-shift” kits and his custom suspension. It's the best-driving GTV I have ever experienced, and I expect it to be a handsome, nicely-performing member of the SCM daily-driver condition fleet, slotted next to the 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce. Now all I need is a 101 Series Giulietta Sprint Veloce to complete my Alfa fantasy collection. Let me know at keith.martin@ sportscarmarket.com if you have one in your garage that is looking for a new home. © Details Owner: Keith Martin Purchase date: June 2011 Purchase price: $18,000 Mileage since purchase: About 400 Recent work: Repaired damage from deranged bicyclist hitting open door, replaced water pump, new plugs and cap (Marelli Plex), new door hinges. Upcoming work: New tan interior from Matt Jones Re-Originals (www. reoriginals.com) being installed by Guy's Restorations. Various suspension bushings need refreshing. Dynamat sound insulation being installed. Needs windshield squirter assembly complete, have ad on Alfa Bulletin Board. WHAT'S YOUR CAR WORTH? FIND OUT AT NOW FREE! The world's largest collector car price guide based on over 500,000 sold transactions from . Updated weekly. www.collectorcarpricetracker.com March 2012 129

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-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 classifieds@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 1936 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Tourer flame paint job. Could use freshening of cosmetics. Very exciting ride. Extra parts included, just ask. $15,000. Contact Jeffrey- 631.924.8863, email: gjlymber@hotmail.com. 1961 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Sable w/Biscuit leather. 12-cylinder, 4-spd, a/c. Beautiful restoration of a rust-free car. Original engine. S/U carb conversion. Originals included. Drives beautifully. $72,000. Contact Steve516.524.4102, email: steve@stevelinden.com. German 1963 Porsche 356B Outlaw 1973 MGB GT Unusually original. Repaint in original color, seats redone in original kits, suspension and mechanicals redone. Even has Dunlop 165-15 tires. Needs some finishing. $4,500. 707.942.0546. (CA) 1974 Jaguar XKE convertible of 183 imported. $16,750. Contact Jen- email: henryschmt@aol.com. (CA) 1988 BMW 325ix All-wheel drive equipped w/leather interior, sports seats, and 5-spd. It boasts a hard-to-find Alpine White on black combo. Body is straight and paint is in good condition. Equipped w/factory upgraded speaker system. Driver's quarter panel has some mild dents. Detailed. $8,950. Contact Jen- email: henryschmt@aol.com. (CA) Italian 1955 Lancia Aurelia B20 Original chassis and matching engine with lovely touring body built in the U.K. in the 1950s. A superb car that's a rally/tour veteran. Drives flawlessly, cosmetically gorgeous. Turn key and ready to enjoy. Please call for complete details. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1953 MG TD convertible The best example on the planet. Very rare, two owners, low original mileage. Shell Grey, saddle leather. all original books and tools. Looks and drives as new. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. $265,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I OTS Fantastic driving car with 2.0-liter 914 motor @ 120-hp. Comes with matching number original engine too. Upgraded seats, but original seats come with car. White, red leather. Super clean, super quick. Well documented. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. $55,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www. deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1969 BMW 2800 sedan Series IV. Well set up for events w/strong, responsive engine. Nardi floor shift, twin carbs and air scoop. $149,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7556, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1968 Fiat Abarth 595 SS This is a very original and authentic MG TD that has been very well maintained throughout its life. With the exception of a re-paint in 1994, and a new interior at some point in time, this car is very close to original, and is “numbers matching.” It is a true English sports car that is in excellent overall condition. Please note actual mileage is unknown. $19,000. Contact Ron- 219.218.4585, email: rragains@dormangarage.com. 1960 MG A 1600 Original unrestored, 27k original miles. Excellent condition, great driver, highly collectible. Contact Classic- 760.758.6100, email: sales@ classicshowcase.com. Website: www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) 90s restoration w/1800 engine, 5-spd, 3.909 diff. Excellent condition w/lots of TLC. A joy to drive and show. $19,900. Contact Donald- 505.281.7460, email: mgardon1@msn.com. (NM) 1960 Triumph TR3A 283-ci Chevy and 3-spd. Tilt-nose conversion, rack and pinion steering, runs and drives great. All brakes and clutch hydraulics just done. Custom 130 Overdrive. Everything redone over rust/dent free body. New rims/tires, interior, top, suspension, exhaust, SU carbs and the list goes on. Not a better one for the price. $15,000. Contact Jake507.442.3461. Meticulously reconditioned in the ‘80s. Exterior repaint like new. Leather OEM covers new, X-Vasek Pollack collection vehicle, stored since then. Equipped w/factory optional alloy wheels. All mechs, including a/c in working order. 79,217 miles. One One of 149 produced. Matching numbers. Over $90k in recent receipts. Books and tools. Lovely original interior. $379,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7556, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1972 MGB Immaculate condition, needs nothing. Original dark green over Cognac, auto trans, ice cold a/c, power steering, hard and soft tops. Meticulously serviced and maintained, none finer. The Last Detail. $52,900. Contact Rick- 847.689.8822, Website: www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 1971 BMW 2800 CS Perfect, original condition. Marin Sonoma concours winner. Recently serviced by Patrick Otis. All books and records. 22k miles. Possible trades. $169,000. Contact Mark- 415.987.1942, 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Fully restored by Classic Showcase, only 850 miles since restoration to a show driver level. Remarkable condition, great investment. Contact Classic760.758.6100, email: sales@classicshowcase.com. Website: www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 1965 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 OTS Incredible opportunity, only 39 original km, never titled, spectacular original documented BMW in perfect condition. Contact Classic- 760.758.6100, email: sales@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com. (CA) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Complete nut and bolt, ground-up restoration in Italy. Matching-numbers Abarth, not a replica. Very rare. More pics available. Contact Marco650.743.2660, email: marco@salexconsulting.com. 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS 2003 Maserati Cambiocorsa coupe 1955 Ford Thunderbird 1966 Pontiac GTO 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 Rare deep green, non-ABS model w/approx. 23k miles. Books, tools and extra wheels. Beautiful inside and out. Performance and reliability. 2nd owner. $55,000. Contact Michael- 310.917.9170. (CA) 1989 Ferrari Testarossa “Ferraina” or little Ferrari. Red/tan, restored. A collaboration between Chiti, Bizzarrini, and Giugiaro. Built by Bertone, tubular chassis, independent suspension. Contact Bob- 650.954.8320, White w/black. 28k miles. California car. Full service and belts done 2k miles ago. Custom speedline wheels. Great condition. Will consider auto trades up or down. $55,000. Contact Brendan- email: brendanwootton@gmail.com. (CA) 1990 Alfa Romeo Graduate Spider Japanese 1971 Datsun 240Z Unfinished restoration/death in the family. Beautiful three year old Gunmetal Blue Metallic over new body panels. New windshield, bumper, dual exhaust, rear disc conversion. 283-ci V8, 2-spd. Lots of work done. $7,000. Contact Davidemail: E4WBrill@aol.com. (CT) 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Black, beige top/interior. 116k miles. No accident California car. No rust. Campagnolo wheels w/ Pirelli tires. Seat bottoms re-upholstered. Factory boot, removeable face cd/AM/FM w/iPod. Excellent condition. $7,500. Contact Jeff- 916.842.4199, email: jgriffin962@hotmail.com. (CA) 1995 Ferrari 456 GT LeBaron-bodied dual cowl phaeton. One of 85 delivered new by Chrysler. Totally authentic and documented. $375,000. Contact Joseph603.437.1978. (NH) Exquisite inside and out. Fesh Miller Motorcars major belt service plus new tires and other work. Books and tool set. $52,500. Contact Fantasy510.653.7556, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1941 Buick Super coupe Vintage racer, safe, fun, log books and annual tech stickers. C Production, fully modified and sorted. New tires, shocks, clutch, many spares. $36,000 invested. $18,500. Contact Stan- 262.783.6510, email: stanjohnson@bizwi.rr.com. (WI) American 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Well-sorted, racing history since 1972. 620-hp small-block prepared by R&R Motorsports. One race weekend on recently freshened engine, trans and diff. Spares include four extra American Racing wheels, Jericho trans and diff. Fresh paint. Too much more to list. $62,500. Contact Brandon773.718.0640. (IL) 1966 Shelby GT350 H Red/Saddle tan. 14k original miles. Original, unrestored, very nice survivor that was certified Freeze-Frame at the Bloomington Survivor show. W72 performance package, 400-ci L78 and glass t-tops. Has dealer invoice, build sheet, PHS documents and showboards. $33,000. Contact Terryemail: tmichaelis@charter.net. (OH) 2005 Pontiac GTO Carlsbad Black/Tan cloth, rare factory businessman's coupe w/41k original miles, 248-ci Fireball inline eight w/dual carbs, 3-spd manual. Incredible survivor, original body, drivetrain and interior are exceptional. The Last Detail. $39,900. Contact Rick847.689.8822, Website: www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 132 One of the best survivors we've ever seen. Two owners from new, low original mileage. Except for respray 25 years ago, completely original. Beautifully maintained. Runs and drives without fault. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. $135,000. Contact Matthew- 203.852.1670, email: Matt@ deGarmoLtd.com. Website: www.deGarmoLtd. com. (CT) Late production. Numbers matching. Original floors, body panels, interior. No rust, filler, patch panels, accidents. $75,000. Contact Dexter- 204.510.3399, email: vintagecarguy@mts.net. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Matching numbers. Frame off restoration/everything correct. 245-hp, 4-spd, 4.11 Positraction. Wonder Bar radio. Looks, runs and drives perfectly. $90,000. Contact Dan- 520.797.3041, email: janedan26@ gmail.com. (AZ) 1966 Chevrolet Caprice Complete frame off restoration. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, Triple Crown. Many options. Truly the best. $82,500. Contact Steven404.909.9091. (GA) 1967 Ford Mustang Oregon car from new. Small town/little old lady car. 97k miles. 200-ci inline six w/auto. All original other than regular maintenance items and ‘69 hub caps. $7,000. Contact Shawn- 503.796.0858. (OR) 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS 28k original miles. 2-owner car, meticulously maintained w/service and emission records. Mondia Red w/beige leather. 4.2L V8 w/F1 paddle-shifted 6-spd. Original sticker over $98k. Must See. The Last Detail. $28,900. Contact Rick- 847.689.8822, Website: www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) ASA 1000 GT Early production model, w/all power options. Hard and soft tops. Less than 1k miles since professional documented restoration. AACA National Senior awards 2006. Beautiful, like new condition. Consider Aston Martin/Ferrari trades. Priced to sell. $42,000. Contact Bill- 863.640.7328, email: info@ bakerindaluminum.com. (FL) 1960 Chevrolet Corvette PHS-documented California production with original 389. Tri-Power, 4-spd, Rally 1 wheels. Original Cameo Ivory w/red. Bucket seats and console. All original body panels and undercarrige in excellent condition w/nearly all original paint. True survivor, must see. The Last Detail. $47,900. Contact Rick847.689.8822, Website: www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Magna-supercharged 6.0-liter Pontiac coupe. Very stealthy. Like new - stored inside garage. 475hp Sports Car Market

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at the rear wheels. Automatic transmission - tall gearing. Very slippery shape, very high top speed. Excellent mapping. Exhaust quiet but muscular. Signed by DSG (current owner). All 7,810 driven by Dan Gurney. One of a kind. $41,999. Contact Kathy714.540.1771, email: kweida36@aarinc.com. (CA) 2006 Ford GT 1964 Scorpion Last car built by Troutman & Barnes. Frest restoration. Aluminum body work. Small-block Chevy w/side draft Webbers. Contact Jim925.963.0570, email: galluccijim@aol.com. All four options and 4,100 miles. Perfect car in Orlando. $165,000. Contact Dennis- 407.273.6071. Deco Rides Fiberglass Speedster 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Steel nose/hood, aluminum rear pontoons. Headlights swivel w/front pontoons. 4.6L Mustang V8 w/Ferrari V12 valve covers. 41279W Ford trans. Registered/titled in NJ. Black leather. $150,000. Contact Terry- 201.400.5528, email: decorides@ aol.com. Website: www.delahayeusa.com/ boattailspeedster. Race 1955 Abarth 207A Spyder 1100 SCCA, B-Production, very well known w/many championships. Log books, only two owners, complete history. 405-hp, 536Nm, engine, trans, brakes and drivetrain new and race ready. $195,000. Contact Peter- email: info@kahlautomotive.de. Website: www.kahl-automotive.com. Tiga-Mariah Totally rebuilt- engine, trans, suspension, brakes. Pro-built motor. National championship car. SCCA and MCSS log books. Mounted rains. Contact Art608.617.3793. © Michelotti “Assimetrico” by Boano. Well documented. Period race history including 1955 Sebring. California title. Event eligible. $27,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7556, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 1956 Elva Mk II Original Coventry Climax engine freshly rebuilt. Driven by Archie Scott Brown. FIA papers. Ran at Goodwood, Monterey Historics. Possible trades. $165,000. Contact Mark- 415.987.1942. March 2012 133

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Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@auction.fr. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil Auctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs, and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) de Groot's Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We're passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and award winning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) eBay Motors. List your car for sale. $0 insertion fee. $60 listing fee if vehicle sells for under or at $2,000, $125 if it sells for over $2,000. Visit the “Services” section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. customer service and fast paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Oklahoma City – February 17-18, 2012 at Cox Pavilion San Antonio – April 20-21, 2012 at Freeman Coliseum Tulsa – June 8-10, 2012 at QuikTrip Center Dallas – November 16-18, 2012 at Dallas Market Hall 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) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Mecum Collector Car AuctionBarrett-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) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate controlled, state of the art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com... Where Col- lectors Collect! See You On The Block! 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) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh.co.uk. (UK) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. 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. 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. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, 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) 134 519.351.1337. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 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 MotoeXotica Classic Cars & Auc- tions. 866.543.9393, After 24 years of selling classic cars, MotoeXotica has branched out with classic & exotic car auctions. MotoeXotica currently has auctions in St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona. Combining some of the industry's lowest entry fees and commissions MotoeXotica is poised to keep expanding while maintaining superior customer service. Contact MotoeXotica today at 866-543-9393 or online at www.motoexotica.com. Worth the trip! 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) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Russo and Steele Collector AuLeake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed tomobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, 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; Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance parts in stock for Giulietta Sports Car Market

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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) Appraisals Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, 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. Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Automobilia 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. Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc, one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual's daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers presale or post-sale inspections. Uniquely located in Iowa we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartekautomotive.org (IA) 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) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 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) indiGO Classic Cars. 2shores International. Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualified to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 920.945.0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the U.S! 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! Visit us online: 2-shores.com. (WI) 888.255.5546, indiGO Classic Cars buys individual cars and collections specializing in the purchase of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsche and Mercedes. indiGO will pay for shipping, handle paperwork and will gladly pay finder's fees. indiGO has capital and large lines of credit to pay the highest prices. indiGO Classic Cars is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.indigoclassiccars.com. (TX) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a '60s muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Luxury Brokers International. Specializing in the Purchase, Sales, and Brokerage of Fine Automobiles and Alternative Investments. Adolfo Massari 610.716.2331 or Andrew Mastin 215.459.1606. Email: Sales@lbilimited. com. Web: www.LBILimited.com. International Auto Appraisers Resource. 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. Brighton Motorsports. 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) Paul Russell and Company. 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) Collector Car Insurance 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. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, 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) March 2012 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) The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Keniworth, Il., As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years we have been assisting enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, your one stop destination for all of your automotive needs, Down to....The Last Detail! www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) 135 Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. www.grundy.com. (PA)

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FerrariChat.com. The largest onAston Martin of New England. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) 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) line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. European Collectibles, Inc. Lamborghini Houston. 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) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876, www.fourintune. com. With over 25 years of experience in Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques – specializing in Austin-Healeys for 35 years. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process. Located in historic Cedarburg since 1976 – just minutes north of Milwaukee. (WI) 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. 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. 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. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com. (OR) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 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) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini 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. German Cosdel International TransportaCarobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. WWW.CAROBU.COM. 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) 136 tion. 415.777.2000, 415.543.5112. Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world's best-known collectors, dealers, and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, we are the comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Sports Car Market 888.588.7634, Lamborghini Houston is a factory authorized Lamborghini dealership offering customers new and pre-owned Lamborghinis in addition to one of the largest selections of exotic cars in the United States. With one of the finest service facilities in the world, Lamborghini Houston consistently services all exotic cars including Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Aston Martins. Lamborghini Houston offers shipping nationwide. Lamborghini Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.lamborghinihouston.com. (TX) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European Sports Cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicle in stock to chose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to Concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, California between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles. com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Porsche of North Houston. 888.588.7634, Porsche of North Houston is a factory authorized Porsche dealership committed to all things Porsche. Porsche of North Houston activates experiential Porsche ownership for customers offering a large selection of new, pre-owned and vintage Porsches. We offer nationwide shipping. Porsche of North Houston is an indiGO Auto Group dealership. www.porscheofnorthhouston.com.(TX) Import/Export

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Inspections full frame-off restorations. www.thelastdetail.com. (IL) Sports and Competition Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048, “When you need the job done right.” The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) Italian MMRsite.com. The on-line inforHamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and world wide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferrari of the '50s & '60s. www.ferrari4you.com Literature Via Corsa Car Lover's Guide- books. Travel the world with guidebooks written for car enthusiasts! We cover car museums, factory tours, race tracks, auctions, and major events. Exclusive interviews with Alice Cooper, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Mario Andretti, and more! Our guidebooks are available at motorbooks.com and amazon.com. Museums LeMay—America's Car Museum, set for a fall 2011 opening in Tacoma, WA., explores how the automobile has fulfilled a distinctive role at the core of the American experience and shaped 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. (WA) Parts and Accessories Autobahn Power 877.683.3001 We specialize in complete Performance and Modification Projects for all types of vehicles. Spanning decades we have completed literally hundreds of project cars. Many are used for daily drivers that can aggressively ramp it up for performance venues. Located in the heart of the Midwest we're easily accessible. If you've got a project in mind, we know you want a trusted source for quality work in performance, efficiency and safe upgrades to your ride. Choose us! Autobahn Power! Visit us at autobahnpower.com. March 2012 mation and entertainment resource for enthusiasts of European cars and motorcycles. Interactive database features include 1,300 selected suppliers of goods and services. Interesting Classified Ads, Book and DVD Reviews, Blog, Forum and MMR Store. Subscribe today to receive our MMR Community Newsletter and help us build this site. www.MMRsite.com. Griot's Garage. 800.345.5789, The ultimate online store for car care products and automotive accessories. www.griotsgarage.com. (WA) 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, 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) © RPM Classic Sports Cars. WeatherTech® Automotive Acces- sories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from All-Weather Floor Mats, Extreme-Duty Floor Liners, Cargo/Trunk Liners, Side Window Deflectors, No-Drill MudFlaps, many different options of License Plate Frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration - General 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. FOLLOW SCM 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) The Last Detail. 847.689.8822 North Chicago / Keniworth, Il., As “Trusted Advisors” for over 35 years we have been assisting enthusiasts make critical decisions before creating costly mistakes. Whether servicing, buying or selling, TLD is your one stop destination providing the highest quality services from basic maintenance to 137

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Carl Bomstead eWatch And the Winner is ... McQueen's Coolest Suit Movie memorabilia can't beat McQueen automobilia on the desirability scale Thought Carl's The Oscar that Orson Welles won in 1941 for his screenplay of “Citizen Kane” was sold recently at auction for more than $861,000 Oscar that had been awarded to David Selznick for “Gone With The Wind.” Here are a few finds that aren't Oscar winners but rate much higher on our desirability scale: This Rolls-Royce was one of fewer than 100 produced with the Flying Lady hood ornament. This was expensive, but one sold for close to $1,500 a few years back. NUVOLARI AND GIUSEPPE FARINA ARRIVING FOR EBAY #120828872384— PROFILES IN HISTORY— STEVE McQUEEN “MICHAEL DELANEY” ORIGINAL DRIVING SUIT FROM “LE MANS.” SOLD AT: $984,000. Date: 12/16/2011. This was the original Nomex racing suit that Steve McQueen wore portraying Michael Delaney in the epic 1971 film “Le Mans.” The two-piece suit has blue racing stripes and Gulf patches as well as “Michael Delaney” stitched in blue on the right breast pocket. The film featured the sights and sounds of Porsche 917s and Ferrari 512s locked in tight battle with footage of the actual 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Morry Barmak, the proprietor of Collector Studio in Toronto, spent ten years acquiring the suit, and after using it extensively for promotion, sold it this past summer for $155,000. Four months later it reappeared, and Morry probably wondered where the deep-pocketed buyer was when he was offering the suit. PORSCHE SILK SCARF. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $311.54. Date: 12/17/2011. This 30-inch-by-30-inch deep purple scarf features the reproduced signatures of Porsche racing legends and the Porsche name on each corner. According to Dale LaFollette, whose wife collects automotive-related scarves, these normally go for about $50, and he attributes the difference to the unusual color. VANDERBILT RACE. Number of Bids: 21. SOLD AT: $325. Date: 12/20/2011. This original photograph was of Italian racing greats Tazio Novolari on the right and Giuseppe Farina as they arrived in New York on the SS Normandie for the Vanderbilt Cup race that was to be held at the Roosevelt Raceway. Not as exciting as a race photograph, but the photo certainly created some interest. EBAY #390350936928— EBAY #140663914727— GLENN APPLEMAN 1983 ROLLS-ROYCE COOKIE JAR. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $1,001.50. Date: 12/23/2011. Glenn Appleman began making his whimsical ceramic cookie jars in 1970 and closed his shop in 1987. His various designs for Packards, taxicabs and other automobiles continue to be very popular. They were originally offered at $75, but they are now considerably more expensive. PONTIAC PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of Bids: 27. SOLD AT: $14,600. Date: 12/4/2011. This 13-foottall sign hung outside the Bruno Pontiac Dealership in Michigan since the 1940s. It was removed in November 2010, and all the original neon and hardware was retained. It was double-sided with a bullnose on the end and was in very acceptable condition. At one time, these large signs were almost free for the asking, but with the advent of large collector car barns, that is obviously now not the case. by Nate S. Sanders Auctions. Welles also directed and starred in the film, which many believe to be the best film of all time. This was, however, not a record sale for an Academy Award statuette. Michael Jackson paid $1.54 million in 1999 for the Best Picture EBAY #190608152000— EBAY #160698852302—1937 PHOTOGRAPH OF TAZIO SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $65 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 138 1927 CADILLAC TRUMPTER HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $2,179.05. Date: 12/6/2011. These were used on Cadillacs from 1926 until 1930, with the 1926–1928 versions finished in silver-plated pewter and the later ones in chrome-plated zinc. They are marked Cadillac Motor Car Co. on the base, but this one was marked Hans Bressler. The finish was also not typical for these mascots. Another one with correct markings and in chrome finish was sold six days later for $1,825, and I think I would have preferred the later one for the more-than-just price. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market