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PROFILED: '47 ALFA 6C 2500 SS CABRIOLET, '60 IsErrA 300, '57 FERRARI SI P CABRIOLET, '165 BIZZARINI 5300, '52 ALLARD J2-X, '37 Cow) 8125C CONVERTIBLE ete Insider's Guide N/I,/ - 2001 USA $4.95 Canada $6.95 www.spottscarrnarket.com Ainratored '64 Aston DB4 120 Coupe Stuns at $44 000 Over The Top at $63,800 - Strong at $205,000 - And inside...


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RM AUCTIONS, IN C VINTAGE MOTOR CARS at Meadow Brook Hall AUGUST 4, 2001 A SELECTION OF LAST YEARS HIGHLIGHTS 1933 Duesenberg Model Si "The Mudd Coupe" Sold for $1,210,000 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis  Sold for $1,100,000  1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible  Sold for $550,000  1961 Ferrari 250GT PF CabII Sold for $137,500 CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding, President & CEO (866) 762-8284 david@rmauctions.com Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Mike Fairbairn (800) 211-4371 mike@rmauctions.com Ian Kelleher (866) 762-8284 ian@rmauctions.com Rob Myers (800) 211-4371 rob@rmauctions.com Dennis Nicotra (203) 397-0734 dennis@rmauctions.com Dan Warrener (800) 211-4371 dan@rmauctions.com CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALES INFORMATION: 1 . 800 . 211 . 4371 www.rmauctions.com 9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Beverly Hills CA, 90212 tel: (310) 246-9880 fax: (310) 246-9744 PASSPORT ..HT Oreorcoicb Time  DAIMLER CHRYSLER  EMI dEZ  Ular3 LEFTBID.com hid live online!


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RA4 AUCTIONS, IN C cs‘itztaadow #120 c... '7. t( • , AT THE WALDORF SEPTEMBER 2 2 , 2 0 0 1 A SELECTION OF LAST YEARS HIGHLIGHTS 1953 Ferrari 250MM Coupe Sold for $1,100,000 1938 Delahaye 135MS Sport Roadster by deVillars  Sold for $649,000  1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe  Sold for $316,800  1997 Ferrari F50 Barchetta Sold for $687,500 CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding, President & CEO (866) 762-8284 david@rmauctions.com Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Mike Fairbaim (800) 211-4371 mike@rmauctions.com Ian Kelleher (866) 762-8284 ian@rmauctions.com Rob Myers (800) 211-4371 rob@rmauctions.com Dennis Nicotra (203) 397-0734 dennis@rmauctions.com Dan Warrener (800) 211-4371 dan@rmauctions.com CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALES INFORMATION: 1 . 800 . 211 .4371 www.rmauctions.com 9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Beverly Hills CA, 90212 tel: (310) 246-9880 fax: (310) 246-9744 PASSPORT IRA NFiF-T3E": T Oreenwich lime CARMEL sr rws S. DAIMLER CHRYSLER ism - dR  latiGEliTY1 LEFTB I D.com bid lire °Will,'


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Sports Car Market May 2001  Mini-Profiles 20 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet Good thing they stuck those parts in the cave. 24 1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet SI Gone in 60 seconds to a celebrity owner. 29 1965 !so Bizzarini 5300 Berlinetta An SWB-thrasher for 1/3 the price. 65 1952 Allard J2-X $130K buys an anvil on wheels. 71 1960 BMW Isetta 300 0-54 in less than a minute. 76 1937 Cord 812SC Convertible Cou e Be sure you're getting the real thing. 48 Kruse International Atlantic City, NJ 35 RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL 58 McCormick Auctions Palm Springs, CA 55 Bonhams & Brooks Cavallino Classic, FL Columns 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 9 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer 16 Ask Mr. Kerb - Countach vs. TR Michael Duffey 17 Bike Buys - 1961 Honda CB92R Benly Bill Neill 18 The Wrenching Truth - North Coast Exotics Bill Neill 26 Sheehan Speaks - Owning a 330 2+2 Michael Sheehan 28 Legal Files - A Dealer Gets Stung Alexander Leventhal 61 The Appraiser's Corner - 1997 911 Carrera 4S Steve Cram 63 Motobilia - Boxing Bib in Round Three  Carl Bomstead 66 The English Patient - What's SS mean? Gary Anderson 72 Porsche Gesprach - Finding a $10K 356 Coupe Jim Schrager 84 eWatch - Ratty Alfas and Ferrari Projects  10 Auction Calendar 12 Comments With Your Renewals 14 You Write, We Read 26 Mystery Photo 34 Affordable Classics 1977-89 BMW 6 Series Coupe Carl Bomstead Departments 58 Quarterly Price Guide 21 Alfa Romeo 25 Ferrari 30 Etceterini & Friends 67 English 73 German 34 Mystery Photo Answers 62 The Twenty Year Picture - Road Runner, Olds 442, Torino GT 64 Book Reviews 79 Display Advertiser's Index 55 55 48 48 35 On-Site Market Reports 1 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 242526 27 28293031 „ : Volume 13 #5 84 SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Head Auction Reporter: Dave Kinney Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Richard Hudson-Evans, Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti, Jurgen End Consultant: Ken Shaff For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 5031261-0555; fax 5031252-5854, artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 8001289-2819; fax 5031252-5854, service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2001 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16103, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Classifieds 23 Alfa Romeo 27 Ferrari 32 Etceterini & Everything Else 32 Vintage Race Cars 69 English 75 German 77 American 78 Resource Directory 80 Classified Order Form 85 Showcase Gallery


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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS CHRISTIE'S 1928 Maserati Tipo 26 B/M 8C 2800 Grand Prix Two Seater Racing Car Sold: $1,656,000, Pebble Beach 20 August 2000 World Record for a Pre-War Maserati We are currently accepting consignments for our forthcoming auction Exceptional Motor Cars At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center 19 August 2001 Last year at Pebble Beach our sale was 88% sold and totaled over $26 million. A 1960 Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage 2-Seater Sports Racing Car Sold: $2,051,696, London 26 March 2001 World Record for a Maserati at Auction NEW YORK Miles Morris Tel: 212 636 2277 Fax: 203 341 9849 If you are considering the sale of an exceptional car, please contact: LONDON BEVERLY HILLS Malcolm Welford Tel: 310 385 2699 Fax: 310 385 5875 Rupert Banner Tel: 44 (0)20 7389 2851 Fax: 44 (0)20 7627 8917 www.christies.cona BRUSSELS Philip Kantor Te1:32 (0)476 879 471 Fax:32 (0)2 513 3279


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Shifting Gears  by Keith Martin The General Meets the Snake rand heritage has been the rage with new car makers for some time now. "Bentley Returns to Le Mans" trumpets one ad agency, as the now-VW-owned, once-English company attempts to regain some of the glory it covered itself with sixty years ago. The PT Cruiser is a gangster car for the 21st Century while the new Beetle provides an opportunity for today's youngsters to experience the style ofthe original Bug, without having to fight a "let's have a flip" swing-axle suspension, an anemic powerplant and interior accommodations for which Spartan would be too kind a word. 13 By and large, European car makers have been more attentive to their histories than American ones, perhaps because American products tend to be driven more by the perceived market opportunities of the moment. For instance, there is certainly a more direct connection between a Mercedes 220 sedan from the 1950s and a current C-class car than there is between a 1958 Impala and Chevrolet's contemporary offering with the same nameplate. But that doesn't mean General Motors is insensitive to brand heritage. While in Manhattan last week, attending the New York Auto Show, I had the opportunity, along with a few other keepers of the Alfa flame, to attend a private dinner with the President of General Motors, Ron Zarrella. The topic of discussion: How to successfully reintroduce Alfa Romeo to the US. During the course of the evening, with conversation helped along by Tom Kowaleski, Executive Director of Product Communications, the depth of GM's concern about "doing this right" became apparent. Mr. Zarrella inquired about Alfa's rather dismal sales history in the US. Why had it failed? What were its strengths? How involved should GM be with the current group of owners? What kind of dealers should be selected to represent Alfa in the US? Which Alfa models should come in? What was the proper way to promote Alfa? All were substantive questions, and each elicited thoughtful responses from the gathered aficionados of the snake and Cross. the US. This is in stark contrast with previous Alfa importer strategy. When I was selling Alfas (and Ferraris, Maseratis and Lotuses) as a sales manager at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland, Oregon, we were told explicitly by Alfa's national marketing arm that "the owners of old cars don't buy new Alfas; don't waste your time on them." Contravening this directive, Tonkin cultivated a relationship with the local group, the Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon, and Oregon consequently has one of the largest installed bases of Alfa Romeos in the country. For a brand heritage marketer, Alfa Romeo is a dream proposition. The marque has a glorious history that stretches back to the Mille Miglia-winning cars driven by Nuvolari, through the great achievements of the T3 3s in the '70s to contemporary successes in the Touring Car competitions in Europe. While not all Alfas have been 8C 2900s or 1900 Zagatos (sorry, Berlina and Milano owners), neither have they been Fiat-sourced econoboxes with an Alfa badge on the nose. One dinner does not an importation success make. And there is always the danger that tiny Alfa will fall through the cracks as the world's largest car company struggles with other critical problems. But based on my conversations, I can say there is a commitment at the highest level of General Motors to respect the Alfa Romeo brand, and to make its return to the US a triumphant one. The purpose of automotive art is to cause the viewer to look at familiar lines from different perspectives. And that is exactly what Tom Hale has done with "Jaguar XKE," shown for the first time at the AFAS show at Pebble Beach last August. On the Cover as a long-time Alfa fanatic and long-time sufferer under Alfa's various ill-conceived and poorly executed schemes for sales and service, I felt there was hope for the relationship with GM. While the details of the discussion must be kept under wraps for now, I can say that GM understands that in today's competitive market, they only have one shot at reintroducing Alfa properly, and that they must have a world-class product, with world-class reliability, supported by a welltrained dealer base that is knowledgeable about the product. Further, and quite encouraging, GM seems to understand the importance of connecting with the current group of Alfa enthusiasts in Will we start seeing 1900 Zagatos in GM advertisements? "This painting is more impressionistic than what I usually do," Hale explained. "Normally I define things more closely. The E-type is one of the most sensuous cars out there," he said. "The surfaces are so fluid and sensuous that they are wonderful to depict." Hale primarily paints American classics such as 1930s Duesenbergs and Packards, and has been commissioned to create posters for Barrett-Jackson and the Meadow Brook concours. He attended Michigan State University and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in 1966. For the next two decades, he was a styling de- signer for General Motors, Chrysler and American Motors, before pursuing painting as a full-time career. He has completed more than 3,000 paintings for corporate and private clients. Hale is a member of the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the winner of their Gold Medal of Honor for his painting, "Chrome." There are no prints of "Jaguar XKE," but the original painting, 36" x 48" acrylic on canvas, is available, as well as prints of some of Hale's other works. Print prices range from $50 to $200. Contact the artist in Northville, Michigan, at 2481476-9529.• Sports Car Market


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9 June 2001 Aurora A FINE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF HISTORIC AIRCRAFT AND CLASSIC '50s AND '60s AMERICAN COLLECTORS' MOTOR CARS. All have been kept in ideal storage conditions and are offered for sale by an enthusiast private collector. The sale also includes approximately 300 lots of Automobilia and Collectibles from the 'Brass Car' era. U.S. MAIL CAM OM II 4 1931 Pitcairn PA 8 Ex Steve McQueen Entries illustrated above 1951 Nash Rambler Convertible Custom "Airflyte" from the 1950s Superman Television series as driven by Lois Lane - 1959 De Soto Firedome Sportsman - 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyline Retractable - 1941 Cadillac Limousine For further information please contact . Head Office - Mark Osborne T +1 415 391 4000 F +1 415 391 4040 E-mail mosborne@bonhams.com Northeast - Jonathan Stein Tel/fax +1 610 779 9710 Southwest - Christine Eisenburg T +1 949 566 9836 F +1 949 566 9835 Northwest - Tom Black T +1 503 239 0227 F +1 503 231 0788 UK Office - Malcolm Barber T +44 20 7393 3822 F +4420 7393 3915 www.bonhams.com/cars 1953 Cadillac Eldorado two-door Convertible Catalogues will be available May priced $30 +p&p please call +1 415 391 4000 We_ ■t: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette USA Bonhams and Brooks Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams and Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3900 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3905 Europe Bonhams and Brooks Europe S.A. 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS


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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com FAX: 503/ 252-5854 SCM Events VSteve Austin says, "Last chance!" Join Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer, 9/12/ 01, at the Goodwood Revival Historic Race Meeting fora "10-day Motorhead's Dream Tour to England."Included are the Goodwood races and the Bonhams & Brooks Auction, visits to a Formula 1 workshop at Silverstone, private tours of the Jaguar and Morgan factories, visits to Lord Beaulieu's Collection, the Grand Prix Museum at the Castle Donington circuit, talks on car values, private guidance through the auction, insider's gossip and more. www.steveaustins greatvacations.com , ph) 800/452-8434 (OR). Events VThe 23rd annual Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance will take place 8/5/01 at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, running concurrent with RM's Meadow Brook auction. This year's Concours is saluting the great streamliners throughout auto history, including Delahayes, Talbot Lagos, the Chrysler Thunderbolt and Newport, and the Stout Scarab. Also being featured are American-engined sports cars, highlighted by Bill Marriot's Allard. The lead sponsor of the event is DaimlerChrysler Corp. and the weekend will also be a celebration of Mercedes-Benz's 100th anniversary. For more information, call 248/370-3140 (MI) or vi it www.mbhconcours.org . V Enjoythedrive.com has announced an online Father's Day Story Contest. The Web site, which is produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), is looking for funny, touching and nostalgic stories about your dad and his car. The top ten winners will be able to choose from a variety of auto accessories including a set of Voxx wheels or a T-304 Borla exhaust system. The unique and extensive private classic car collection of SCM'er Robert Bahre will be available for viewing in Paris, ME, 7/21/01. Included in this collection of May, 2001  over 60 vehicles are his 1931 MercedesBenz SSK Sport/2 and 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B SWB Spider by Touring (both unrestored), as well as a 1931 lnvicta 5type Tourer by Carbodies and several later model sports cars. Admission is $8 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds go to benefit Hamlin Memorial Library. Ph) 207/743-2980 (ME). Auctions VFeatu ring a private collection of historic aircraft and classic '50s and '60s American cars, Bonhams & Brooks will be holding its Wings and Wheels auction, 6/9/01, in Aurora, IL. Ph) 415/3914000 (CA). VWith approximately 75 lots, Christie's has announced it will offer a selection of industrial designer Raymond Loewy's drawings in conjunction with their Innovators of Twentieth Century Style auction, 5/16/01, in Los Angeles. Among the items up for bid will be 11 sketches of various Studebaker models, a clay model of the Avanti, and six variations of the Exxon logo. Ph) 310/385-2600 (CA), www. chrisfies.com . V Mecum has announced that they will hold an auction at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR), 6/9/01, during the Gold Cup Historic Races. The event has been dubbed the VIR's "Homecoming," and Carroll Shelby will be the Grand Marshall. News s/Grundy Insurance offered, with great success, their new "instant coverage" plan at an Arizona auction in January, insuring every car the moment the hammer fell. "It provided additional comfort to the buyers, and many of them ended up insuring with us long-term as well," according to owner Jim Grundy. VEvan Wilson's book, Alfa Romeo Giulietta: 750 & 101 series Giuliettas & Giulias; 1954-65, has been reissued. Out of print for many years, this faithful reprint was undertaken without Evan's knowledge or approval, but he urges anyone who is interested in the book to buy it nonetheless. Copies are available at www,alfastop.co.uk. V Vintage Gavel, a new auction company created by former members of eBay/ Kruse, is now operational. Based in Auburn, IN, they promise to bring an improved mix of personal service combined with new technology shaped by their combined 60 years of experience. Bob Rathgaber will be serving as Vice President. Ph) 866/925-6080, www.vintage gavelcom. V Dale LaFollette's Vintage Motor- photo is making plans to attend many of the West Coast historic races this season, and will be showing a collection of Guy Griffith's photos of major racing events in Great Britain during the late '40s and early '50s. Also being shown will be a selection of Louis Meurisse's 1914 French Grand Prix photos. For more information, visit www.vintagemotor phot9 .com. V Free admission to The Auto Collec- tions at the Imperial Palace is available to AAA members. Each day approximately 350 antique, classic and historic vehicles are displayed as well as for sale. Ph) 702/ 794-174. V Ginetta Cars has announced they will be producing a US version of their G20 that will accommodate a Mazda Miata powertrain. Engine, gearbox and ancillaries, plus fuel tank assembly will be purchased in the US. Weighing 1,000 pounds less than the Miata, the G20 should provide significantly more impressive performance. The package will cost less than $20,000 when assembled by the owner. Contact Frank Boulton, motoamer@ aol.com, ph) 770/928-3555. Overheard VRe-Originals recently located 184 original Nardi steering wheels in Italy. All are being restored by some of the retired old-timers in Italy. Most are for Alfas, but there are some unusual ones in the lot. For info, call 281/807-1945, fax 281/1407-1946. V Four automobile experts and historians have joined Bonhams & Brooks as auction consultants. Jonathan Stein, Christine Eisenberg, Tom Black and Michael Fisher will be representing the Northeast, Southwest, Northwest and Southeast regions, respectively. Transitions VEd "Big Daddy" Roth, famed hot rodder and creator of "Rat Fink," died April 4, 2001. He was 69 years old.• 9


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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. MAY Indiana - May 4-6 KRUSE NT. - Auburn Washington - May 5 SILVER - Spokane Michigan - May 19 MECUM - Berrien Springs South Carolina - May 19 SILVER - Myrtle Beach Monaco - May 21 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Monte Carlo Monaco - May 25 POULAIN LE FUR/SOTHEBY'S - Monte Carlo New York - May 25-26 KENSINGTON - The Hamptons Illinois - May 25-27 MECUM - Belvidere Colorado - May 26 SPECIALTY AUTO - Longmont England - May 26 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London JUNE Oklahoma - June 1-3 KRUSE INT. - Tulsa Oklahoma - June 1-3 LEAKE AUCTION CO. - Tulsa Indiana - June 2 NT. AUCTION CO. - Veray Montana - June 2 SILVER - Billings England - June 4 CHRISTIE'S - London England - June 6 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Illinois - June 9 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Aurora California - June 15-16 BARRETT-JACKSON Los Angeles, The Petersen Museum Idaho - June 16 SILVER - Coeur D'Alene France - June 20 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Minnesota - June 22-23 MECUM - St. Paul Illinois - June 22-24 MECUM - Bloomington Washington - June 23 SILVER - Puyallup Washington - June 24 SILVER - near Yakima Wyoming - June 30-July 1 SILVER - Jackson Hole JULY Iowa - July 7 MECUM - Des Moines Montana - July 7 SILVER - Missoula Idaho - July 14-15 SILVER - Post Falls Ohio - July 15 MECUM - Columbus Wisconsin - July 20-21 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Connecticut - July 21 THOMAS HIRCHAK CO. - Norwich Washington - July 21 MECUM - Puyallup England - July 25 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire North Dakota - June 28 NT. AUCTION CO. - Fargo AUGUST Nevada - August 2-5 SILVER - Reno, Hot August Nights Nevada - August 2-4 INT. AUCTION CO. - Reno Michigan - August 4 RM AUCTIONS - Meadow Brook California - August 18-19 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 18 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey Indiana - August 18 MECUM - Valparaiso Washington - August 18 SILVER - Spokane California - August 19 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach California - August 25 MECUM - Pleasanton Indiana - August 30-September 3 KRUSE INT. - Auburn SEPTEMBER Idaho - September 1-2 SILVER - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2 MECUM - Lime Rock Massachusetts - September 8 MECUM - Topsfield New York - September 15 MECUM - Rhinebeck South Dakota - September 15 INT. AUCTION CO. - Sioux Falls New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 28-30 KRUSE NT. - San Antonio Iowa - September 29 MECUM - Des Moines OCTOBER Mississippi - October 5-6 NT. AUCTION CO. - Biloxi England - October 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London Canada - October 19-21 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto Missouri - October 19-21 KRUSE INT. - Branson Louisiana - October 20 INT. AUCTION CO. - Bossier City Michigan - October 26-28 RM AUCTIONS - Novi NOVEMBER Texas - November 16-18 KRUSE INT. - Dallas Arizona - November 17 MECUM - Scottsdale California - November 17-18 McCORMICK - Palm Springs England - November 28 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire DECEMBER Florida - December 1-2 KRUSE NT. - Sarasota Missouri - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London JANUARY, 2002 Florida - January 25-27 MECUM - Kissimmee• ii • Automobiles • Classic Cars 10 nadaguides 7fl LO PRIM orn AEI • Limousines • Motorcycles/ATV's 05 Cif 0 w000 onfficquq@ooam AMERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VEHICLE VALUES FOR OVER 68 YEARS N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 • FAX (714) 556-8715 Sports Car Market • Recreation Vehicles • Boats Powered By N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides America's Leading Source • Personal Watercraft • Airplanes


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SHOWCA CLASSIC SE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles MANY CALIFORNIA CARS With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock many classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition, some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. 1.11111 1966 Jaguar )(IKE Roadster, very original. (WITH YOUR RENEWALS)... Comments Thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. More photos. Define comments from auctions. For example, panel fit. How far off is off? Be specific. Opinion without specification is of little value.—Chris Burgard, Bozeman, MT We don't have the space to go into great detail on each car. However, the overall condition rating when combined with the comments should give you a general notion of a car's condition.—ED. Include more write-ups on affordable ($15K$30K) collectibles.—Robert Martin, Columbia, MO More Porsche, more pages. Keep up the good work! Love the comments.—Jack Kasmer, Sebring, FL I love your mag. It is the only car mag that I save. Please, more info/coverage on great vintage marques such as Cord, Duesie, Packard, etc.—Joe Castellanos, Marietta, GA I repeat again, leave it alone!—James Allan, Little Canada, MN Just keep up the good work.—Dennis Napier, San Diego, CA 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster, very original. Change the covers.—Andrew Pitt, Wilsonville, OR. Most magazines feature photographs—it is part of our mission to introduce automotive art and artists to enthusiasts.—ED. More coverage of affordable vintage race cars.—Myron T Green, Roswell, GA I can't believe you would trade your Duetto for a '54 Ford! Have fun with the Ford.—Gordon Hyde, Bothell, WA. Well, we haven't done the deal yet. So far, we have an unsold 240Z and an equally unsold Duetto race car that have to move on to create the space. We're certainly learning, first hand, about the Z-car and vintage race car market.—ED. Free trips to Europe with renewal.—Gary Roberts Sr., West Newbury, MA Get rid of all the American car stuff. There are other magazines for them. Fill your pages with more Euro.—Car Buyers Helper, Inc., Nevada City, CA 1967 MGB GT, fully restored. The magazine keeps getting better. More Etceterini and Mini-Profiles on more affordable rarities (e.g., NSU TTS, Rochdale Olympic, Siata TS, etc.).—Kurt Frederick, Reading, PA Keep up the good work. It is super the way it is. Don't change anything—except add more coverage of Maserati!—David Cox, Longwood, FL You have a very good magazine. Keep up the fine work. Stop being negative about white cars. —Jim Schaller, Bridgman, MI 1963 MGB Roadster, fully restored. Buy Locate Restore Sell CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION (760) 747-9947 FAX (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. 1 2  How about some special deals whereby we can send subscriptions as gifts to friends who need this information, but don't know it. — Walter Willett, Tucson, AZ Include articles regarding Borgward sports cars, or have you done this?—Robert Warner, Albany, NY Keith and crew, I love this magazine! The only way it could be better is if it came weekly! —Andrew Brody, Natick, MA I really like reading "Sheehan Speaks." — Terrence Gemmill, Mill Creek, WA I believe you're doing a great job, and I receive approximately 10 car mags a month! —John Surotchak, Ardmore, PA I enjoy the publication as is. Auction reports are most important to me.—Jay Messick, Culver City, CA No trucks, no bikes, Sports CAR Market! — Gunther Hanke, Huntington Beach, CA Don't change it!—Fausel Motor Sports, La Quinta, CA Don't make it better. Sleeves and pants are long enough, you do not need to let out the belt. You look just fine.—William I. Hollingsworth, Locust Valley, NY Is there a Japanese vintage market? Can you create one? (ha, ha.) If not, why?—John Rossland, Brooklyn, NY. There are few vintage Japanese cars with both heritage and limited production numbers (Toyota 2000 GT), which are the requisites of collectibility.—ED. Less "Big Three" American. There are lots of places to read about 'Vettes and Mustangs. SCM is great because you cover the more obscure and exotic. Viva le etceterini!—Andy Newell, Mill Valley, CA I like foreign sports cars and American muscle cars. I find them both together in SCM—Jeffrey Coe, Trumbull, CT Publish an annual of sales/auctions you've covered over prior years.—Jeffrey Sunshine, New Hyde Park, NY. All the data and photos are available at www.sportscarmarket.com, in our Auction Archives. Would you want a print compilation as well? We're open to producing one if enough subscribers would find it useful.—ED. How many people really give a damn about Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Maseratis, etc.? Those cars won't even draw a bid at an auction. Keep moving towards the mainstream.—Bob Johnson, Contemporary & Investment Auto, Gainsville, GA Just keep it coming!—Mark Houde, Camden, SC More motorcycles, more attitude, less Italian. No more hot rods, which only used to be cars.—Paul Cassel, Albuquerque, NM A check list for getting your car ready to show; regional, national and concours—Bill Wickum, Detroit Lakes, MN. Good idea. — ED. I always enjoy your renewal comments"more of this" and "less of that." Do it your way. If you tried to accommodate everyone, you would end up not pleasing anyone.—Terry Moore, James G Murphy Co., Kenmore, WA More positive info about auction reports, what hotel to stay at, where to eat!—James A. Long, Gates Hills, OH It is very good making my living as a ballet dancer in New York City—is achieving my other dream, being a car collector, too much of a stretch? I'm just looking a little ahead. Right, Keith?—Nils Dullum, New York, NY. Enjoy your dancing life as long as you can. It's a wonderful experience. The cars will always be here.—ED. Wonderful mag. The only monthly mag I read cover to cover. Keep up the good work. —John E. Miller, Centerville, IN Help promote understanding and awareness of the artisans of motoring—Etceterini and their present colleagues.—Geoffrey Goldberg, Chicago, IL Include more cars in each auction report, make magazine bigger, more pages.—Patrick Glen, Torrance, CA More reports on service providers (restoration/repair), bodywork and interior for specialty marques.—Craig Bassam, New Canaan, CT It's already great!—Pete Zimmerman, Newbury Park, CA Terrific guide for auctions!—Robert Ewens, Brownsville, IX It's a great mix. Need more French.—Robert H. Levenson, Wayland, MA More Alfa Romeo!—Dr. Akihiko Takata, Kobe City, Japan More European reports.—Racing Box Co., Tongeren, Belgium Thanks from Keith and Cindy for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.• Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Dear SCM: Steve Serio's scurrilous commentary on the Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet (Feb. 2001, p. 25) was more vitriolic than Siskel and Ebert reviewing a Steven Seagal movie. And, like most zealots, he missed most of the point. I own one, and it's true that the car hits below the astounding standard that Ferrari has set over the years, but only in raw power. I've owned some 20 very nice sports cars: Corvettes, Jaguars, Healeys and on down the list. The Mondial is more reliable, and cheaper to maintain, than most of them. While the scheduled service is very expensive, the car simply doesn't break in between, starts instantly in any weather, handles extremely well with its mid-engine platform and is generally just an extreme joy to drive with the top down, which is the only way to use such a car. It's no NART Spyder, but it's a Ferrari experience for one-third the normal price of entry, and that's what the role of the Mondial is. It's an entry-level experience, an option that we are lucky to have if we aspire to ever-greater purchases in the Ferrari realm. For $30,000 or so, let's see.. .patched-together E-type, Everyman's 911, a new Taurus wagon, or Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet? —Preston Bealle, Darien, CT Dear SCM: I have been a subscriber since 1996 and recently committed for three more years. You create a great product each month; however, how could you miss the boat and not elaborate on the 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe that sold back in August of last year in Monterey for $4.4 million? I waited for almost three months to read all about this extremely rare occurrence in your publication after hearing it was coming to auction. Finally, it came (and went), and all it got was a little 2" x 4" black-and-white "mention." (Oct., 2000, page 50.) I was heart broken. This is arguably the quintessential American sports car of all time. It beat the "almighty Ferrari" and was the 1965 World Champion. No MiniProfile? You chose a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T instead? I hope Carroll took his heart medication when his Sports Car Market arrived. I recovered by rereading my bound volume of Daytona Cobra Coupes, but then on the back cover of April's SCMit showed itself again, taunting me to write. Please, it is not too late to recover and revisit this incredible piece of world automotive history. Keep up the great work.—John Walkowiak, Oswego, New York Dear SCM: Could you do some model reviews on the following cars 14  that I have never seen published in your journal, appear to have collector interest (strong to weak) and are priced within the realm of reasonableness for the average postdot.com collector with a skeptical spouse? Specifically: 1992-93 Mazda RX-7, 1954 and later Morgan Plus 4 drophead, 1978 and later Lotus Esprit and 1962-66 Maserati Sebring.—Steve Hammond, via e-mail Dear SCM: Are auctions really on the level or not? For example, on pp. 51-52 of the April, 2001 issue, you describe a Kaiser Darrin roadster that was declared sold at two previous auctions for widely different prices, then "sold" at a third. You ended the piece by rhetorically stating: "You tell us what's going on here." Really, the question should be reversed and you should be telling us, your readers, what's going on. —Dr. Dan Metz, Champaign, IL Dr. Metz, your point is well taken. The auction adventures of this particular Darrin raised eyebrows, so we called RM and Kruse (the first two venues) and were given enough background information to assure us that the car had sold each time (first for $60,500, second for $36,570.) We can't explain the "whys" of this transaction. However, it is entirely possible for a collector or even a dealer to get carried away, pay too much for something at an auction, and then dump it at the next one. (Tracking these transactions is one of the great assets of the SCM Auction Archives, at www.sports carmarket.com, where over 30,000 transactions are listed, searchable by serial number.) In our experience, the US auction houses have been working very hard to present straight-up events. They understand that their future lies in getting new collectors into the auction arena, and that there is no long-term gain in playing fancy smoke and mirrors games. For a collector to have a successful experience at auction, the rules are simple. Don't bid on anything you haven't had a chance to look at carefully, and stop bidding if the amount goes above your comfort level.—ED. Dear SCM: It seems that over the past three years the prices of well-restored E-type six-cylinder cars, especially SIIs, and other XKs have been rising substantially. Why don't your Price Guides and commentary acknowledge this?—Eric Schumaker, Redondo Beach, CA Gary Anderson replies: The answer is similar to what is happening with Healeys. Average cars still get the same prices as three years ago. Great cars are getting higher J  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com prices now than they were three years ago. Dear SCM: I have to reluctantly accede to enjoying your publication. However, in each issue, the editor, feature writers and subscribers are increasingly anthropomorphic, i.e. assigning human-like qualities to vehicles. Commentary that ascribes personality traits, personal pronouns, pet names and even gender to cars is becoming all too common. Guys and girls, they're just cars. They are inorganic except, perhaps, for a deceased animal hide used to line the interior, or a mouse in the trunk or ventilation system. They have no personality, no conscience, no libido and, please sit down for this, they don't even know that you own them. They've never had a menstrual cycle, a headache, an Oprah moment or an e-mail address. And you never got a Hallmark card from one on Father's Day. Listen, repeat after me, they are just cars. That being said, let me tell you about my latest purchase. She's a beauty. I think I'll call her Denise, after, you know, Denise Rich. This baby has a gorgeous front end and just drips with glamour, has a gorgeous paint job, a shapely rust-free undercarriage, does 0-60 faster than the EZ-Go golf cart and was a steal at $450,000. This is sheet metal cleavage and only 54 years old. So how can you make SCM better? More recipes, some diet tips, and maybe even some helpful garden hints from Martha Stewart. What really concerns me is that you will continue to grow, maybe even buy and incorporate some of the lesser car mags, get the kids through college and out of rusting M-B sedans, then allow yourself to cash in to some amorphous publishing monster, for megabucks, retreating to a lifetime of baronial splendor, grandchildren and concours judging. Now that would really be distressing. That's when I cancel.—Charles Patagonia, AZ Spiher, I can tell you with some certainty that you are going to be a subscriber for quite a long time to come.—ED. Dear SCM: Note your comment regarding the pathetic halfcaste 2600 with a Ford V8 in the February 2001 SCM, page 39. Why do people do such things? What the reviewer missed, however, made me doubly sad. The twin air scoops, grille treatment and vertical side trim suggest this is one of about 60 highly prized 2600 "transition cars," made as Touring switched over from the 2000 to the "real" 2600. The last 2600 to be shown at Pebble Beach was of this variety. —Bob Yeager, via e-mail Dear SCM: I have to tell you from first-hand experience that your Mini-Profile for the 1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 was dead on (March 2001, page 64.) In the mid-'80s I read with great interest a glowing article on the 6.9 from a British magazine and some 12 years later came across what "seemed" to be a good deal on one and bought it for $9,000. Within two months the transmission went out: Goodbye $5,000; within one year the "single most costly procedure" of redoing the pneumatic suspension had to be done. Let's cut to the chase: I have +/-$25,000 into a car worth about $5,000 (and, hey, it's for sale). It's beautiful, it hauls and it breaks. P.S. The previous owner had $50,000 in receipts and probably paid that much again for it when he bought it new.—Paul McDonald, San Francisco, CA Dear SCM: Your comments on the Abbott-coachwork R-type Bentley in the February 2001 issue (page 57) were not bad overall. However, as the current owner of the only one of the 16 Abbott-bodied R-types that is left-hand drive, I don't know what made you think the body was made of steel. I also strongly suspect the claim that the car had a highcompression head, since a head like that would have to have come off a Continental. Finally, I don't see how you can say with accuracy the car "sold right where it should." It should be regarded as a bargain at $30.3K. It would take much more than that to get me interested in parting with mine.—Dr. K.C. Gerard, Long Beach, CA Gary Anderson responds: You are right on the first point. Our reason for thinking it was steel was based on a comment in our references that these cars were considerably heavier than the Bentley Continentals. However, we should have noted that virtually all coach-built cars are aluminum. But while the Continentals used aircraft-style construction for their lightweight coachwork, with the aluminum panels riveted to aluminum framing, the Abbott-bodied Rtypes were aluminum tacked or screwed to ash wood framing, hence the extra weight. As for the cylinder head, the archivist for the US R-R Club says that he believes if owners talked nice to the factory, they could get nearly anything in the way of heads, gearboxes and axle ratios. The price? Given that the Bentley in question was almost definitely going to require extensive (and expensive) interior and exterior work to be brought up to the quality we expect is represented by your car, we thought $30,000 was not a significant bargain. • Sports Car Market


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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.com BMW 1996 740iL. Aspen Silver, fully loaded, excellent condition. $24,900. 1998 323 convertible. Silver/black, 34,000 miles, auto. Perfect. $28,500. Cadillac 1954 Eldorado convertible. Red/ white, Continental kit, restored to pristine condition. Chevrolet 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 101 Series. White/black, good solid car. $10,900. 1956 Bel Air convertible. Red/ white, 6-cylinder, 3-speed. Honest! $22,500. 1964 Corvair Monza Spider. Green/cream, restored, $16,000 spent. $10,500. 1969 El Camino SS. Green/tan, 4-speed, A/C, #s match, 350 hp, fantastic. $15,900. 1970 Corvette roadster. Blue/blue, auto, new interior and paint. $18,500. DeLorean 1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed, 7,500 miles. $15,000. Dodge 2000 BMW Z8. Black/black, Euro model. $149,000. 1950 Coronet Club coupe. Green/ gray, flat 6, very original. $6,900. Ferrari 1966 275 GTS. Red/biscuit. Excellent example. $155,000. Ford 1965 Thunderbird convertible. Burgundy/black leather, CD, great condition. $19,500. Infiniti 1994 Q45t. Pearl White/tan, 96,000 miles, excellent condition. $12,900. Jaguar 1963 Jaguar 3.8 E-type roadster. Black/red, new chrome, 80k miles, very original. $28,500. 1967 E-type S 1 1/2. White/black, restored. $23,000 1997 XJR. Graphite/black, CD stacker, 75,000 miles, local car, good value. $25,900. Lotus 1966 Westfield 7. Red/black, 1275 Sprite mechanics, Minilites, very fast. $14,500. Maserati 1972 Ghibli 4.9 Spider. Fly Yellow/ black, 5-speed, 44,000 miles, US car, mint. 1973 Bora. Green/tan, 24,000 miles, mint. $39,500. Mercedes - Benz 1978 Porsche 911 SC coupe. Silver/black, $5,000 recently spent, tail, polished alloys, excellent. $11,900. 1962 190 SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 1963 190 Sedan. Gray/gray, $25,000 in restoration. Unique. $9,500 1965 230 SL. Black/black, auto, 2 tops, very pretty. $15,900. 1969 280 SE coupe. Bronze/ Champagne, floor auto, sunroof, no rust. $6,500. 1979 450 SL. Silver, 102,000 miles. Perfect. $12,900. 1987 560 SEL. Dark blue/gray. 137,000 miles, very strong. $8,500. MG 1966 MGB. Midnight Blue/blue leather, c/w/w, restored. $16,500. 1968 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $8,500. Modena 1990 250 California Spider replica. White/tan, 5.0, auto, 5,000 miles. $35,000. Oldsmobile 1964 98 Convertible. White/blue, restored, black plates, lovely. $13,000. Pontiac 1957 Safari Wagon. Perfect, copper. P/W, A/C,leather, etc. 1966 GTO convertible. Burgundy, 4-speed, hood tach. $32,000 1979 Trans-Am. Bronze, 6.6 liter, original. $8,900. 1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car built for Disney's CEO. $5,500. Porsche 1978 911 SC Targa. White/tan, new clutch, just serviced. $5,000 recently spent. $13,900. 1980 911 SC Targa. White/red, $12,500. Rolls - Royce/Bentley 1975 Corniche convertible. Blue/ blue. 21,000 miles, as new! $49,500. 1990 Eight. Black/tan, mesh grille, local car, 67,000 miles. Perfect. $36,500. 1994 Brooklands. Ming Blue. TV, VCR, etc. $52,500. Volkswagen 1959 Pick-up. White, restored. $9,500. 1965 21 Window Bus. Gray/pink, Minilites, stunning restoration. $27,500. 1970 Karmann Ghia convertible. Blue, restored. $14,500.


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Ask Mr. Kerb bv Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Countach or Testarossa? Dear Mr. Kerb: What's your take on the Maserati Ghibli? I like its looks and am not concerned about its limited appreciation, but I wonder about reliability and maintenance costs compared to something like a 911 of similar vintage.—B.J., via e - mail Dear Mr. J: While I often sing the praises of the Ghibli, I also caution would-be buyers of the pitfalls of Maserati ownership. Most of my cautions have nothing to do with reliability or resale value. The Maserati V8 is a fairly reliable unit and we all buy Ghiblis because they are a lot of car for the money. This means that their bargain status will still apply when you sell, just as it did when you bought one. But it sounds like you are prepared for this if and when you sell the car. There are very few dealers for Maserati spare parts, especially when compared to the other Italian exotic, Ferrari. For instance, I have called around looking for Ferrari hard parts like suspension or exhaust system parts and quickly found a dealer that had some of what I needed. He gave me the phone number of another parts guy who had the rest of the bits. These were not Ferrari dealers but just the "parts guys" that you find in enthusiast magazines. This is unlikely to happen with Maserati parts, thereby making it harder to "shop around" for an expensive part from four or five dealers. It also makes it difficult for the enthusiast on a budget to keep his or her car looking and running well. Just for fun, ask a supplier how much the Ghibli's turn signal stalk costs; my first two cars combined cost less than this part. Service costs for labor will be fairly similar between the two cars with mechanics of equal talent but it will be much easier to find parts and service for a Porsche 911 than a Maserati (or any other European sports car). This makes 911 ownership a little easier on the pocketbook and the digestive system than a Maserati. Dear Mr. Kerb: I am going to look at a Sbarro 328 and, while recognizing the "eye-of-thebeholder" theory to be valid, I am stumped as to how the rest of the world might value such a car This is a '76, built around a 2002 drivetrain on LP (natural gas), with about 20K on the clock. The pictures show it to be in very good 16  (#2) condition and as a roadster only—i.e., no top. Being built by Sbarro may take it out of the "kit" category and give it some greater credibility, but it is certainly not a reproduction. I am prepared to pay some "I just really like it" premium but don 't want to get too far out there. I feel like the firm asking price of $30,000 is somewhat rich and would appreciate some guidance.—M.I., via e - mail Dear Mr. I: The only Sbarro 328 that I have ever seen in the flesh was on display at the 1973 Import Car Show in San Francisco. I have always liked the (genuine) 328, and their performance in today's historic races and rallies shows how advanced they were for their day. When this replica appeared, just as in the early days of the Intermeccanica Speedster, the originals weren't worth much more than the replicas. Now, a real 328 is a valuable car and the Sbarro, as accurate in appearance as it might be, is something that is only remembered by the BMW faithful and a few other guys like me. This makes them a limited-appeal item even when compared to other repops (like the tupperware Cobras); it is more profitable to replicate a car that is both very valuable and very well known. The Sbarro only got this equation half-right. What are the Sbarro 328s worth? I recall one selling at auction in the last year or so and my memory is that it sold in the $20Ks. This amount sounds reasonable for a nice example. For this tidy sum you will get something that looks old but under the skin is all BMW 2002. Dear Mr. Kerb: I have been searching for an '87-88 Countach 5000S QV (without the side skirts and the ugly front bumpers of the Anniversary model). I understand that the US models of the 5000S QV come with Bosch fuel injection compared to the European version with six Weber carbs. Books and magazine reviews show a 20-hp difference between the two versions, although I doubt that I can tell 420 hp from 440 hp at 7,500 rpm. Is there any way of getting lighter clutch pedal effort on these cars? Does a Burtoni clutch kit help at all? I have had an '85 308QV for almost ten years now so I am used to the clutch, steering and shifter effort. Also, what are your thoughts on the Countach versus a Testarossa? Finally, why do so many Countaches seem to need new clutches at less than 10,000 miles, and do they have any persistent problems like melting fuse boxes, headlights that "blink" or bad synchros?—A.D., Burlingame, CA Dear Mr. D: Since you live in Burlingame, you can easily avail yourself of the services of Lambo maestro Al Burtoni. I talked with Al recently about carbureted cars versus injected models and he feels more comfortable with the carb cars. "They're simpler and I can get them through the smog test," says Burtoni. Those are two very important things for folks on the left coast, a land where carb Boxers aren't so lucky. The horsepower is fairly similar by the time they are tweaked into compliance. As you point out, who is going to notice the difference 20 hp makes when you are already in the 400-hp neighborhood? The clutch effort is pretty high on the Countach and the interesting thing is that it gets even higher as the clutch wears. Burtoni has seen stock clutches going away in 500 to 5,000 miles, depending on use. That tall first gear makes getting started on hills a challenge, but the switch to Burtoni's clutch both lowers the effort and carries a one-year guarantee. Still, don't expect the effort to be as low as your Honda Prelude. The reason to switch to the updated clutch should be to improve the clutch life; the effort won't change by enough to make it the sole reason. Problem areas? By 1988, the cars were pretty well sorted and the electrical problems were confined to the 1986 model. If you buy an '88, you shouldn't expect anything out of the ordinary. The Countach makes a Testarossa seem like a fairly conventional car. Its doors open outward and you can drive in reverse without sitting on the sill to see where you're going. The TR is a straight- forward exotic with parts, service and reliability on par with anything out of Italy. They have faded from popularity and now are cheaper than many of the latemodel Ferrari V8 cars. If you really like the over-the-top styling of a Countach, I am not sure that a TR will push your buttons, but I find them very exiting to drive. A Testarossa can get you down the road plenty fast and for less money than an '88 Countach. Before buying a Countach, try a TR and see if there should be more (or less) bull in your life. Dear Mr Kerb: Back in the 1970s and '80s, many non-US specification cars were imported and converted. I recall seeing some tests of exotica such as the Ferrari 512 BBi and Lamborghini Countach that outlined some of the changes these cars went through to be imported. I particularly remember the huge, ungainly bumpers on the Ferrari, but there was also discussion of steel beams in doors, retarded engine spark, air pumps and re-routed fuel lines. My question is this: where are all these cars? From the photos of cars at auction or for sale in SCM, one almost never sees an obviously converted car. Were they all changed back to factory specifications after receiving their EPA/ DOT releases? What about big changes like door beams and bumpers? Did the converters save the old parts and put them back on? Are any of these cars left in their "converted" state?—E.S., Providence, RI Dear Mr. S: The bulk of those cars are still here in the US. I have noticed that all of the converted Euro models that I have seen have been changed back to some resemblance of their original appearance, at least cosmetically. A close inspection of most modified cars will give a few clues as to what level of compliance they met at one time. (For various reasons, not every Euro model was fully converted.) First, look at the doors and you will see a few extra bolts where door beams were installed (most were bolted and not welded). The 5-mph bumpers were normally mounted on crushable "rams" welded to the front and rear substructure. If they were removed, there should still be some evidence of reinforcement to the front subframe. I have seen rams that were still in place, but collapsed to their shortest length Sports Car Market


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so the bumpers didn't protrude as much as in their full battle-ready positions. Sometimes the Euro bumpers have been refitted but this is often difficult, depending on how artistic the fabricators were when they installed the 5-mph units. Other mods like side markers, fuel filler restrictors and all the rest can come and go as quickly as a respray. What will likely survive are the smog devices that allow the cars to be legally registered even today. Catalysts, air injection and their attendant plumbing will be found either on the car or in a box if the car has been converted back to original exhaust. How much Euro stuff is reinstalled depends on how lenient the local smog regulations are. Usually when you buy a Euro model here in the US, the seller will include a box of bits that were either removed or replaced as the car passed from owner to owner. The final arbiter of what was there when the releases were issued are the releases themselves. They will outline the modifications, the original importer and all the rest. Dear Mr. Kerb: I would like to know your thoughts on the potential of the Maserati Bora for appreciation. Is it likely that the re-entry of Maserati to the US over the next few years will have an impact on the desirability of the '70s GT cars and/or an impact on the process of obtaining parts or service for the Ghibli, Merak, Khamsin and Bora?—M.M., New York, NY Dear Mr. M: My enthusiasm for the Ghibli spills over to the Bora as well. However, my enthusiasm has never and probably never will awaken the marketplace. The cars will have to survive without my help and without the help of whoever decides to take over the helm at Maserati (this time). The reimportation of Maserati won't cause a single vintage part to show up at the new dealers. That would be like expecting your local Audi dealer to make room in its service department for old 90 and 100 models from the '70s. There will only be a tidal wave of spare parts and willing repairpersons when there is a tidal wave of owners waving fat checkbooks. The prices of cars like the Bora compared to cars like the Ferrari Boxer (and the similar comparison of Ghibli to Ferarri Daytona) keeps dollar-conscious folks looking toward the Trident. And as I've said before, while the Bora and Ghibli are a lot of car for the money, those of us on a budget just don't wave our checkbooks like those who aren't. Thus, I don't see the relative values of Boras or Ghiblis changing in the foreseeable future. Find a good one, pay a little too much, enjoy it, and don't be insulted when you are offered a little less than you paid when it is time for it to go. • CARS KATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $145 set of 4 (s&h adel) • 2 sets $135 each (s&h add!) • Same day shipping Satisfaction or your money back! 988 Gordon Lane, Birmingham, MI 48009 Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 356-1066 www.carskates.com P & J PRODUCTS BIKE BUYS 1961 Honda CB 92R iienly The small engines are screaming at 8,000 rpm, and the riders know no fear. A May, 2001  At the beginning of the 1960s, Honda served notice that it was capable of building competition motorcycles as good as those from any other company. In the 125-cc production class, the small-displacement champion was the CB92R Benly Super Sport. It boasted strong power, a skyhigh redline of 10,500 rpm, and excellent brakes. The Honda CB92R was a highperformance variation on Honda's slightly detuned CB92. With highcompression pistons, its 125-cc two-cylinder engine produced a claimed 16 horsepower. That was enough to take this machine and its rider to 80 mph, flat out. (By comparison, the contemporary British BSA Bantam 125 put out about 5 horsepower.) The Benly in the model name is simply a Japanese word translated as "convenient" that Honda 125-cc motorcycle race is like a swarm of angry hornets buzzing around a track. magnesium, and this exotic metal can become weakened over time if not kept painted. The front brake is a double leading shoe design, the rear has a single leading shoe. The aluminum alloy engine is painted silver. Both tiny cylinders are supplied by a single 20-mm Keihin carburetor. Allen Seikman's 350 mile CB92R was stored for decades. - applied to several of their smalldisplacement motorcycles of the early '60s. The CB92R featured some exotic components, which were also available over the counter from Honda dealers. Early versions came with an aluminum fuel tank and front fender, which was later changed to steel. A black rubber knee pad wraps around the tank at the rear. Aluminum rims could be ordered. Backing plates and hubs for the 8-inch front and rear brakes are The gearshift is on the left side of the bike. To shift up, press down on the gearshift lever. This is the reverse of normal practice but not unusual on race bikes. The transmission contains only four gears. The bike's frame is pressed steel, like other Hondas of this period. The front suspension's leading-link design looks funky today but was common in the early '60s. On top of the handlebars is a steering damper knob to provide additional control. A 14,000-rpm tachometer is recessed into the top of the headlight surround, but no speedometer was provided. A tiny windshield perches above the headlight. Removing the side panel on the right side of the bike reveals a 6volt battery. Under the left-side panel is a tool kit. The bike is equipped with both a kick start lever and an electric starter. Racers removed the electric starter and added a blanking plate to lighten the bike. The tires, 2.50 x 18 inches, look almost as though they belong on a moped. The CB92R also came with a taillight, thereby making it street legal, so long as the very loud twinmegaphone exhaust system didn't draw the cops. When new, the CB92R was raced in the 125-cc production class, holding up well against British and Italian competition on both paved and dirt tracks. Many were used up and worn out over the years and, by now, few are stock. Potential buyers should remember there is no way to identify a genuine CB92R. Anyone with the right parts could build a CB92R replica from an ordinary CB92, and it would be impossible to tell the difference.—Bill Neill• Years produced  Colors  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Frame #  Engine #  Club  1961-62 Number produced  Engine  blue/silver, red/silver 416 (for US) 125-cc air-cooled twin 4-speed, left foot 242 lbs. (dry) $525 $5,000-$7,000 Steering head Left side of crankcase Perfect CB92R owner  www.cb92.clubhonda.net 5-foot, 120-pound jockey Rating ***** is best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  **** 'Cr*** Appreciation potential  *** 17


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 7111111  The Wrenching ,    A n industrial section ofC leveland, on the shore of Lake Erie, is hardly the place you'd expect to find a refurbished warehouse chock full of exotic English and Italian cars. But through word of mouth, North Coast Exotics has become a magnet for vintage car owners looking for service, restoration and race preparation. Earl Gibbs, the shop's proprietor, has owned Jaguars since he was 17, when he bought an XK 120 that promptly rewarded him with an under-dash fire while he was driving it home. During college in the early '70s, Gibbs bought a Maserati Ghibli with a blown motor and educated himself about Italian four-cam engines the hard way. Gibbs restored cars as a hobby while he attended Kansas State University, where he earned a degree in meat science. After graduation, he ran a meat-packing plant for several years while he continued to work on Jaguars. In 1984 he opened North Coast Exotics in a remodeled old warehouse with new heating, air conditioning, plumbing and sprinklers. With 15,000 square feet, there is enough room for 50 or 60 cars at a time. At first the shop did primarily restoration work, but their focus has since switched over to service. "Our primary business is servicing late-model Jags, Ferraris, Lotuses, and Aston Martins," Gibbs said. The shop handles anything from an oil change to major mechanical repairs and body and paint work. SCM subscriber Jeff Johnson of Medina, Ohio, brought his '73 Lotus Europa with 9,000 original miles to North Coast and spent $15,000 on the motor, getting a Weber conversion, billet cams, racing valvetrain, Carillo rods and more. Despite its 151 horsepower, he drives it on the street. Gibbs stocks a large number of new and used parts. He doesn't prepare cars for concours, which he disparaged as "dusting contests." Instead, he prefers street or cosmetic restorations, where he starts with an owner's rust-free car, installs a new interior, new glass, new rubber and gives it a bare-metal paint job. For an XKE, this could cost $12,000 to $15,000. Full restorations are both more complicated and more expensive, with every piece taken 18  TRUTH A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@vortscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854. North Coast Exotics by Bill Neill apart and plated, and every bushing replaced. A complete restoration of an XKE, depending on the condition of the monocoque structure, costs approximately $50,000 to $75,000 for a 6-cylinder car, and more for a V12. When a customer requests the full deal, "I generally tell them to sit down and let the feeling pass," Gibbs said. North Coast Exotics has rebuilt exotic car engines, transmissions, cylinder heads and differentials. Their equipment includes a Serdi valve machine, Super Flow flow bench, Mustang chassis dyno, FMC two- and four-wheel alignment machine, an oven for straightening and pre-heating cylinder heads, TIG, MIG and spot welders, Hofmann tire changer, Sun 12cylinder engine scope, shock absorber dyno, Aeroquip hose machine, a mill and a lathe. For stripping paint, they use a plastic media ma- Flow SF-901dynamometer, the most expensive piece of equipment in the shop. "I will not do an exotic car engine without a dyno," Gibbs said. "You can tune it properly, monitor the exhaust gas temperature, see if the carb is dumping fuel inside, or if a cylinder is running super lean." By the time North Coast installs an engine in a car, it has accumulated at least five hours of dyno time. "I can hand the customer a dyno sheet showing what it does," Gibbs explained. "It gives you a certain degree of credibility." North Coast strives to develop highoutput Jaguar, Lotus and Cosworth racing motors that remain reliable. Some of their customers' highly prepared E-types race only on the East Coast because they are more modified than West Coast rules would allow. "If you take a 4.2-liter motor and spin it up to 7,000 rpm on every shift, you know those aren't Jaguar parts inside," Gibbs said. Rebuilt Maserati Ghibli engine going back in at North Coast Exotics. Shop  Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone  Fax  E-mail:  North Coast Exotics Earl Gibbs Cleveland, OH 7 14 17 $60 high-end British and Italian cars 216/651-5512 216/961-6355 exotics@mindspring.com Recommended by ....SCMsubscriber Jeff Johnson chine, which bombards the body with pellets of plastic the size of coarse grains of salt. This works especially well on fiberglass. After stripping the paint from a '53 Corvette for another shop, the factory build numbers, in crayon, were visible on the fiberglass body. North Coast recently purchased a Super Gibbs no longer races himself, but his engine builder David Cannon competes in a '66 E-type coupe that has a California race history from new. Some of North Coast's recent projects include rebuilding and race-preparing engines for a 1958 Lister Jaguar and a Lotus 26R. They rebuilt and installed a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 motor and repaired a water pump and starter on a 1969 Maserati Mistral Spyder. Rebuilding the brake system on a 1991 Bentley Mulsanne Turbo was a complicated job that required special Rolls-Royce tools. There is also a Testarossa in the shop that broke a timing belt and is getting new valves. For his own amusement, Gibbs owns a '70 E-type coupe painted like a British flag and a '70 roadster. He likes that year of XKE for its good engine cooling and brakes. He maintains a Lamborghini Jarama, has a Lamborghini Miura SV project in the works and a modern Jaguar XK 8 is his daily driver. North Coast Exotics is more than a business to Gibbs. He is at the shop often at night and on weekends. "Some of my customers wonder if I live here," he said. But Gibbs feels fortunate. "We've got a great customer base, and a wonderful facility with all the right equipment. Our mission is to find cost-effective ways to make these old cars run better than new, and to see them bring smiles to the faces of their owners."• Sports Car Market


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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop 22 lflf RtS1 www.guildclassiccars.com Orchid The Guild is an unusual restoration shop because we not only restore cars but we also build hot rods, customs and prototypes. People often ask how can we be good at all of these things? The answer is simple really. We approach all these disciplines with the same deeply professional attitude, and we strongly feel that the arts of restoration and the study of automotive design lends a sophistication to our custom Paxton supercharger. We have mounted the charger at the back of the motor near the firewall just to be different and the drive mechanism for it is a feast for the eyes. We built a chassis to accommodate a rather heavy car capable of good performance, and we stayed low tech but well engineered in order to avoid gimmicks on a car that in and of itself will be an expression of the CUIEDID Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 work that isn't available to a shop that just builds rods. We bring the coachbuilder's art to the world of hot rods and custom cars as well as to the world of restoration. Conversely, the creativity and engineering required in building customs and hot rods serves us well when we restore cars, no matter whether they are going to cruise or concours. coachbuilder's art brought to the 21st century. Paxton Supercharger mounted on the rear of the engine and shaft driven. The photos here are of a custom car that we are building for a client using the coachbuilder's arts married to the rodder's quest for the innovative. It started as a very badly age-mauled Cord Westchester. We dismantled the car and then set about redesigning it to represent the finest features of the Art Deco cars of the French Carrosiers combined with a Jaguar 3.5-liter racing motor with Chrysis, a Lalique crystal hood ornament, sits in a copper-surrounded cove in the hood. The trim is polished copper, from exterior appointments including the fin right down to the interior door handles and the paint will be a sumptuous deep blue purple, specially mixed and color mapped from exotic orchid petals brought to us by the owner to color match. And the car's name? Orchid, as befits an automobile this exotic. Do you want a car different from anything else in the world, an expression of art and every bit as remarkable as any custom built before WWII? If you do, call. We look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944


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Market Review at Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo ANONIMA LOMBARDA FABBRICA AUTOMOBIll Tip° U  MILANO U N 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Chassis number: 915417 it was one of the last cars to be recognized by the CCCA (Classic Car Club of America) and one of the first to be honored by the Milestone Car Society as a postwar collectible. Subtle in its design, most Alfa Romeo 6C 2500s, such as this award-winning example from the Jerry McAlevy Collection, had only minor exterior embellishments. Even the bumpers, as on this 1947 example, were little more than metal strips. Equipped with a four-wheel fully independent suspension and four-wheel hydraulic brakes, the 6C 2500 Sport and Super Sport models were powered by a race-proven, 2443-cc, six-cylinder dual overhead-camshaft engine with hemispheric combustion chambers. Sport models had a single two-barrel carburetor and 7:1 compression ratio, and developed 90 horsepower. The car's striking shape was actually narrower at the rear than the front, which led to the unusual three-passenger front bench seat. Alfa owners had to be well coordinated since the cars were right-hand drive with a four-speed shifter mounted on the left side of the steering column. The interiors were superbly appointed with jewel-like instruments, faux yellow-ivory control knobs and luxurious upholstery of glove-soft leather. Such fine detail was a hallmark of these last hand-built Alfa Romeo tourers. This car sold for $108,000, including buyer's premium, on January 20, 2001, at the Barrett-Jackson auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jano's fabulous 6C 1750, 8C 2300 and 2900 were world-class performance cars, but they were also prohibitively expensive for the depressed 1930s economy. To broaden its market, Alfa needed a cheaper car. The 6C 2300, introduced in 1934, offered the same displacement as fano 's 8-cylinder supercharged passenger cars, but with natural aspiration, two fewer cylinders, about half the horsepower and none of the sophistication (or fabulous castings) of those benchmark cars. The 6C 2300 was still not a cheap car by any standard, though. Chassis were individually assembled by hand, and often shipped off to the body builder of the owner's choice, even though "factory" bodies were available. Initially introduced in 1934 with independent front suspension but a solid rear axle, the car received fully inde- 0 Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  pendent suspension as the 6C 2300 B in 1935. After Jano was fired, Bruno Trevisan enlarged its engine to 2.5 liters in 1939. Even though this is the Super Sport version of a 2.5-liter engine, it only develops 110 horsepower and is capable of only 100 mph. By carefully picking its venues, Alfa was able to record some victories for the 6C 2500, but the description of the engine as being "race-derived" is more hyperbole than fact. In spite of its twin-cam configuration and triple carburetors, the 6C 2500 SS was mildly tuned. Brake mean effective 20  ne of the most beautiful cars of the late 1940s, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 was among the first by Pinin Farina earned the 6C 2500 dual honors: Italian sports cars to go into production after World War II. The superbly styled coachwork $50 (Bosch equivalent) Bulkhead Intake side of block 6C 2500 Register, Malcolm Harris, Parkside Publications, 999 3rd Ave., Suite 3210, Seattle, WA 98104 www.alfaromeo.com Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet, Maserati A61500, Talbot-Lago 4.5, Delahaye 135 or 235 pressure for the Super Sport engine was only 7.26 kg/cm 2, compared to 8.55 kg/cm 2 in Colombo's development for the notorious 6C 3000 C50 coupe, and 10.62 kg/cm 2 for the more modern Giulia Super In 1946, Alfa's Portello factory, especially its foundry, was nothing more than rubble. Alfa had moved its huge inventory of cars and parts out of the factory before it was bombed, and cached them away in a number of caves north of Milan. As soon as the Germans were driven out of Italy, the horde of parts was rescued and assembly of cars recommenced. Three single-carburetor Sport models were assembled in 1945 and the number of cars for 1946 soared to 162. In the following year 281 6Cs were built, 71 of which were Super Sports. Thus, a majority of the parts in this 1947 car are actually pre-war, and ex-cave. The 6C 2500 is probably the most comfortable long-distance tourer Alfa ever built. A fully independent suspension combines rear torsion bars, front coil springs and a long wheelbase to give a luxurious ride. The bodywork by Pinin Farina, Touring and others on this chassis unquestionably set the direction of post-war automotive design. This model was also a favorite of Middle Eastern royalty and Hollywood movie stars. Furthering its desirability, this was the last ofthe handbuilt Alfas, as the succeeding 1900 series was assembled on a production line. Notwithstanding, this model Alfa is the least appreciated of all the coachbuilt series, and the sportier models have always attracted more interest. 1939-53 292 (Super Sport) $5,500 ($5,100 1952 coupe) $125,000-$175,000 $500 Beautifully restored some years ago, this particular car is starting to age once again. Paint bubbles are beginning to appear in vulnerable areas and afabricated rear bumper detracts from its back view. The dash is superbly detailed with correct instruments, knobs and steering wheel, and it's hard to fault the leather interior Thefact that this presentable Alfa sold for less than SCM's Price Guide range of $125,000-$175,000 tells us that either the market for these large, comfortable cars is as soft as their ride, or else the muscle car fanatics in the Barrett-Jackson audience just didn't know what to make of this rightdrive, left-shifi car Personally, I suspect a little of both.—Pat Braden (Historical information courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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Quarterly Price Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo The Quarterly Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-5 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be e An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below Years  Model  22-25 RL Norm./Turismo 25-26 RL Sport/S. Sport 23-24 RL Targa Florio 27-29 6C 1500 Norm. 28  28  6C 1500 Sport 6C 1500 SS S'charged 29-33 6C 1750 Turismo 30-32 6C 1750 Gran Tur. 30-33 6C 1750 GS SC 2+2 30-33 6C 1750 GS SC Zag. 30-33 6C 1750 GS Touring 31-34 8C 2300 long chassis 31-34 "Le Mans" Team Cars # Prod.  1,702  929  1,058  inc.  Price Range  $40,000  $50,000  4  $275,000  $50,000  $95,000  2,259  inc.  inc.  $200,000  $60,000  $75,000  inc.  $150,000  inc.  $375,000  inc.  $350,000  -  -  50,000  60,000  -  325,000  -  65,000  -  115,000  -  245,000  -  -  70,000  90,000  -  185,000  -  450,000  -  400,000  130  $900,000  - 1,100,000  12 $1,250,000  - 1,700,000  32-34 Tipo B Monoposto (P3) 35-36 Tipo C Monoposto (8C-35) 34-39 6C 2300 Saloon Coachwk. 1,606  34-39 6C 2300 Sp. Coachwk. 38-39 6C 2300 Mille Mig. 36-38 8C 2900 short chassis 36-38 8C 2900 long chassis inc.  26 $2,500,000  - 3,300,000  15 $1,800,000  - 2,400,000  6 $1,400,000  - 1,850,000  $32,500  $85,000  -  inc.  $250,000  37,500  -  105,000  -  300,000  17 $3,750,000  - 5,500,000  27 $3,250,000  -3,500,000  Change  3 mo / 1 yr  n/c n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  8%  n/c  n/c  31-34 8C 2300 sh. chassis "MM" 20* $1,900,000  - 2,300,000  31-34 8C 2300 "Monza" n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c 15% 11% 6% 18% 6% 14% 14% 7% (Deduct up to $100,000 for non-matching engines on previous two categories.) n/c  3% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% n/c n/c 22%  22% n/c  n/c  n/c n/c near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and valuated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." a bargain. * Indicates approximate production numbers. Years  Model  # Prod.  Price Range  Change 3 mo I 1 yr (2,594 6C 2500 chassis of all types were built. Numbers below are included in that figure.) 39-43 6C 2500 SS (Coachblt.) 50 - 100 $135,000 39-40 6C 2500 SS Corsa 39-53 6C 2500 Cab. (Coachblt.) 46-53 6C 2500 SS (Coachblt.) 46-50 6C 2500 Frec. D'Oro 49-53 6C 2500 Villa D'Este 51-54 1900 5 Window Cpe. 51-53 1900M 4WD 55-58 1900 3 Window Cpe. 52  1900 Cabriolet 55-57  1900 Zagato (SSZ) 58-62 2000 Spider 62-65 2600 Spider 62-66 2600 Sprint 65-67 2600 Sprint Zagato 54-59 750 Sprint Normale 55-59 750 Spider Normale 56-59 750 Spider Veloce 56-59 750 Sprint Veloce 56-57 750 Sprint (Lightwt.) 57-58 750 SS (Low-nose) 680 225,000  10* $175,000 -  250,000  n/a $110,000 -  125,000  n/a $125,000 -  175,000  45,000  $40,000 -  250* $150,000 -  175,000  949 1,949 854 91 3,443 2,255 6,999 105 7,000* 7,000* 2,300* $37,500 -  $10,000 -  $35,000 -  $40,000 -  $16,000 -  $8,500 -  $25,000 -  $8,500 -  $9,500 -  $20,000 -  $18,000 -  $45,000 -  $27,500 -  50,000  15,000  47,500  50,000  28* $125,000 -  145,000  $12,500 -  15,000  20,000  11,000  35,000  9,500  12,500  25,000  22,500  55,000  32,500  n/c  n/c  12%  n/c  n/c  n/c  6%  n/c  10%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  33% 35% 12% 18% n/c 10% 6% n/c 10% n/c 29%  38% n/c 11% n/c n/c n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c 5% (Add 50% for '56-57 Veloces due to eligibility for prestigious vintage events.) 1,100* 100* 100* 13% 8% n/c Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS V New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. "Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. V 1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all V ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 Fax: 510-525-9519 May, 2001  750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. Original Equipment and aftermarket supply... • Performance Parts: Headers, cams, pistons, springs, sway bars, induction, brakes.. .and more Call to order our new 1996 Performance Parts Catalog 800 225 ALFA 21


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Years  Model 59-62  101 1300 Spi. Norm. 59-62  101 1300 Spi. Veloce 59-62  101 1300 Spnt. Norm. 59-62  101 1300 Spnt. Vel. 58-62  101 1300 Spnt. Spec. 60-61  SZ-1 61-62 SZ-2 63-64 TZ-1 64-65 TZ-2 62-65  101 1600 Spi. Norm 64-65  101 1600 Spi. Vet. 62-64  101 1600 Spnt. Norm. 63-66  101 1600 Spi. Spec. 63-66 Giulia Sprint GT 66-68 Giulia Sprint GT Vel. 64-66 Giulia GTC 63-64 Giulia TI Super 65-72 Giulia Super 66-68 4R Zagato 65-67 1600 GTA Stradale 65-67 1600 GTA Corsa 68-71  1300 GTA Jr. Strad. 68-71  1300 GTA Jr. Corse 68-72 1750 GTAM 67-69 IT 33/2 Stradale 67-69 IT 33/2 (2-liter) 69-72  TT 33/3 (3-liter) 75  77  # Prod.  7,800*  500*  17,000*  1,900*  1,366  169  44  Price Range $9,000 -  $16,000 -  $8,500 -  $12,000 -  $18,000 -  $65,000 -  $75,000 -  13,000 18,000 11,500 15,000 24,000 80,000 95,000 101  $175,000 -  210,000 12 $1,000,000 - 1,250,000 9,250  1,091  7,107  1,400  21,542  14,240  1,000  501  124,590  92  560  inc.  447  inc.  40  $12,000 -  $18,000 -  $8,500 -  $18,000 -  $7,500 -  $8,500 -  $14,000 -  $15,000 -  $6,500 -  $30,000 -  $45,000 -  $50,000 -  $30,000 -  $37,500 -  $75,000 -  16,500 22,500 11,500 24,000 9,000 12,000 18,000 20,000 8,000 35,000 55,000 75,000 35,000 42,500 95,000 TT 33 12-cylinder TT 33 SC 12 (S'charged) 18  $600,000 -  725,000 30  $350,000 -  400,000 20  $300,000 -  350,000 12  $300,000 -  400,000 2  $250,000 -  275,000 Change  3 mo / 1 yr n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 5% n/c (Note: TZs and SZs are easy to fake; prices are for authentic cars with paperwork.) n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 13% n/c 2% 5% 5% n/c n/c n/c n/c 21% 21% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c Re-Originals  OEM Quality, 18% 14% n/c n/c n/c (Note: GTA prices are especially affected by originality, completeness and history.) n/c 30% -10% -13% 11% n/c 3% n/c n/c 5% 16% 13% 15% n/c Years 66-67 Duetto 68-69 1750 Spider (Rndtail.) 69 GTV 1750 70-72 1300 Junior Zagato 72-75 1600 Junior Zagato 72-75 Montreal 69-74 Berlina 1750/2000 70-74 GTV 1750/2000 70-74 Spider 1750/2000 75-81 Spider 2000 75-79 Alfetta Sedan 75-79 Alfetta GT (US)  82-84 Spider 2000 81-83 GTV-6 82 84-86 GTV-6 84 85 85-86 Spider 2000 87-89 Milano 87-89 Milano Verde 87-90 Spider 2000 90-92 Zagato ES-30 91-95 164/164L 91-95 164S 91-92 Spider 2000 93 Spider 2000 (com. ed.) Model # Prod. 15,047 inc. 44,265 1,108 402 3,925 37,459 n/a n/a n/a (Automatic trans., deduct $500.) 13,715 n/a n/a GTV-6 Balocco GTV-6 Maratona GTV-6 Twin Turbo $2,500  $3,000  $3,000  350 $4,000  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $4,500  $5,500  $13,500  $3,500  $3,000  (Automatic trans. deduct $1,000.) n/a n/a 1,020 n/a ('94-'95 only, 4-cam 164L, LS add $4,000. '95 only, 164Q, add $7,000.) - - n/a n/a n/a (Automatic trans., deduct $1,500.)• $8,500  $9,500  $10,000  11,500 10,500 n/c 12,000 n/c $5,500  $4,500  $27,000  $4,500  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4,000 5,500 4,000 5,000 7,500 7,000 15,000 6,000 4,000 7,000 7,500 30,000 7,500 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -4% n/c n/c n/c Price Range $10,000  $9,000  $8,000  $16,500  $17,500  $14,000  $2,000  $7,500  $4,000  $4,000  $2,000  - - - - - - - - - - - 13,500 18,000 20,000 16,000 (Deduct $2,500 ([not properly state and federal certified.) n/a 3,500 9,500 6,500 5,500 3,000 Change 3 mo / 1 .yr 12,500 n/c 9,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider Apollo FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati - Apollo - Lamborghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. PHONE 281-807-1945 or FAX 281-807-1946 22  Sports Car Market


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ai Offerte e Nth/este di Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! mmimm  30 6C1750GS roadster Carrozzeria sport 8153001, genuine barn find, 40 years with same owner, www.christophgrohe.com or Switzerland 011+ 4121-807-3565. 47 6C2500 FRECCIA D'ORO, charmingly original, US and European papers, runs and looks as it should, proper period piece $85,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 55 1900C SPRINT, Series 2 Ghia coupe, charcoal w/blk and white interior, 5-spd, w/many SS features $59,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 57 GIULIETTA SPIDER, Normale, needs restoration $4,500 offer. Hans, 562-4349627. CA 58 750F GIULIETTA, Spyder Veloce, #1495F-04054, needs restoration, original engine missing, have many parts to make correct, motor plus many spares, black plate CA car $3,750. 916-488-4621. CA 59 SPRINT COUPE, red, runs perfectly, beautiful cosmetics and interior, correct car with 5-spd, did CA Mille Miglia in 2000 $16,000. Dick Gale, 415-693-6079 office. 415-346-7859 home. CA 60  SPRINT  SPECIALE, AR1012000239, complete bare metal restoration; no rust or Bondo, new chrome, Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/piping, new Pirellis, new rubber hoses, window & door seals, new suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent, newly rebuilt Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! dition $10,500. 636-239-6781. MO Veloce engine, original block also available, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 obo. 407-876-8860. FL 63 2600 SPYDER, new red paint, gray int, 6-cyl, 3-carb, 5-spd, blk top, restoration started, great for vintage racing $12,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 63 2600 SPYDER, red, blk buckets, 6-cyl, 5-spd, 3-carbs, new paint and top $12,900. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 65 Giulia Spider 1600,red, one owner, 48,000 miles, rust-free, California car, mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff Knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored good original condition. Photos garryroberts@ fea.net $189,000. Garry, 949-650-2690. CA 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter, 45 mm Webers, Mini-Lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 570-825-0571. PA 66 GTV, 1750 engine, 103,000 km, Webers, K&N, Mille Miglia wheels, bucket seats, ATS brakes, earlier engine rebuild, recent head rebuild, mechanically perfect, all records $5,000 USD. 617-666-3953. MA 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray int., 70,000 ml, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@dellmail.com $22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA 67 DUETTO, red w/blk int, very nice con- Veloce ALFA ROMEO Motors parts, service and repair. Factory trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic Over 30 years experience. DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-0064 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. WA 67 DUETTO, blk/blk, hot street or vintage race, strong 1750cc, great 2nd gear, no leaks, Panasports, electric ignition, sump guard, street roll bar, stock and freeflow air cleaners, Webers, KYB gas shocks, CA/C0 Alfa $6,500 OBO. 303973-2436. CO 67 GTV, white/grey int, immaculate bare metal refinish, GTA replica w/aluminum hood, rebuilt 2 liter engine, brakes, suspension, much more $16,500. 714-8982945. CA 69 DUETTO SPIDER, restored, dark green, beautiful condition with rare BWA wheels, black canvas top, covered headlights $8,495. 310-466-4441. CA 69 DUETTOS, one to restore, one for parts, includes restorable 1974 Spider $5,500 takes it all. 803-408-0206. SC 69 GTV, fully restored to nice driver specs with lots invested, must sell, green w/tan leather, gorgeous mahogany interior. $17,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 71 JUNIOR ZAGATO, 1 of38 in the USA, silver/blk, strong European 1750cc, great 2nd gear, star mags, plus original wheels, Koni shocks, nice overall condition $16,500 OBO. 303-973-2436. CO 71 KAMM-TAILED SPYDER, green, stainless bumper, runs/drives well, typical rust holes in front of each door, needs new top $3,495. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA FREE ALFA CATALOG! Restoration & Replacement Parts Giulietta through 16 73 SPIDER, new convertible top, newly carpeted, nice seats, much body and support work, much mechanical work, a beauty $9,800 possibly nego. 413-533-5271. MA 82 GTV6 BALOCCO SE, red w/blk int, 57K mi, full body restoration from metal, mechanically maintained, runs excellent $6,500. 631-669-1245. NY 86 SPIDER CONVERTIBLE, black, 2.0, 50K mi, many extras, Recaro seats, American racing wheels, new tires, just serviced $5,000. 516-767-7533. NY WANTED 1750 or 2000 GTV. I'm seriously lookmg to buy a rust-free example in very good to excellent condition. Dean (734) 7693159 or dmericas@limno.com (MI)• alfa romeo-parrs-Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  wwvv.Italparts.COM Alphen aid Rijn-Holland May, 2001 borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.com Call: 303-447-0239 or fax: 303-447-0257 www.centerlinealfa.com 23


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Chassis number: 0783 Engine number: 0783 F ItRAR 1:10 orfirio Rubirosa was an accomplished competition driver, finishing second at Sebring with the Lancia factory team in 1954 and first in class (500 Mondial Spyder) in the Governor's Cup race in Nassau in 1955. He also scored a class win at Sebring in 1956 with Jim Pauley in his 500 Mondial. The quintessential playboy as well, Rubi dallied exuberantly and publicly with a number of high-profile women, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ava Gardner, Kim Novak and Eva Peron. It was only natural that a man who combined serious racing with other, more hedonistic pleasures would want a car that was both sexy and fast. Hence, Rubi commissioned his own version of the SI PF Cabriolet from Ferrari and Pinin Farina. And this is that very car. It is fitted with a pair of interchangeable windscreens that can be changed in four hours from a cutdown plexiglass racing screen to the stock full height windshield that accepts a folding soft top to protect the occupants from the elements. Its more luxurious accoutrements balance racing type hood catches and a faired headrest. Restored in its original colors of red and tan leather, and in its dualpurpose configuration by the late George Frochen in 1984, the "Café Racer" has appeared at the Monterey Historic races and Ferrari events since, but has been otherwise little used. With the exception of the prototypes, it is the most personal and unique of this very attractive and desirable series. RM Auctions sold this car for $671,000, including buyer 's premium, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 19, 2001. It was purchased by an SCM reader whose day job involves the movie industry. This price is 12% over SCM's Price Guide high of $600,000, which itself is up 31% in the last year It s the highest price paid at auction for a Series I Cabriolet since #0849 was sold by Christie's at their May 1990 Monaco auctionfor $754,400. (Adjustedfor inflation today, that would be $1,029,200.) Rubi ,'s "Cafe Racer" was itself sold at the Brooks Quail Lodge auction in 1999 for $530,500. The high current price may be a reflection of the perceived value of having a car that belonged to one of the great womanizers of history. For those too young to remember Rubirosa's esca- Number produced .. 40 (including 4 prototypes) Original price  Years produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Clubs  Alternatives  Web sites  Registry  ar et 'eview Buyer's Guide 1957 Ferrari 250 GT PF Cabriolet Series I when offered near Defense Department sums by then flush and worldconquering Japanese collectors. Never intended for racing, the Series I Cabriolets were the luxury cars of the 250 Grand Turismos in 1957-62. The Scaglietti-designed California Spyder cost $11,600. The PF Coupe was priced at $12,450, the same price as an alloy-bodied competition Tour de France Berlinetta. The SI Farina Cabriolet cost $14,950. In today's dollars, this would be $89,000, or $20K more than the California. But it included chrome wires, leather interior; a heater, and driving lights. Ifyou had bought yoursfrom John von Neuman's Ferrari Representatives of California, you might have had it serviced by a talented young mechanic named Richie Ginther Right rear engine mount Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 The Series I Cabriolets were in production from 1956 to 1959. There were forty built, including four prototypes. The first three prototypes were true "Spyders " lacking roll-up side windows. The second of these Spyders had many features borrowed from competition cars: a metal tonneau over the passenger seat, a short Plexiglas windshield, and an aerodynamic headrest tapering to the rear. This second prototype was probably the inspiration for Rubi 's "Cafe Racer" which, with its vestigial windshield, outside gas filler cap, and external racing style hood latches, is arguably the sexiest of all the production SI Cabriolets. $450,000-$600,000 $1,000-$1,500 1956-59 $14,950 12 lead, not available Plate on firewall Ferrari 250 LWB California Spyder, Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato pades or too jaded or politically correct to be impressed, the price is also justified by the aesthetics and rarity of this Pinin Farina design. Many feel that the elegant, covered-headlight, early Cabriolet is one of the most beautiful open cars Farina ever built. It was the precursor of the even more valuable California Spyder. As a testimony to their desirability, 39 of the 40 SI PF Cabriolets originally built are still thought to exist. Longtime SCM subscriber John Clinard has owned an SI PF Cabriolet for many years and refused to part with it during the late '80s boom even 24  www.ferrariclubofamerica.org ; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org jeffreyrowe@compuserve.com The Sls were followed by the Series II PF Cabriolets, with approximately 200 built through 1962. With far more sober styling, including open headlights and clunky bumpers, they are the cheapest V12 open Ferraris, and struggle to reach the $150,000 level. The SI Cabriolet shown here was restored in the late '80s, to a high standard, and the aerodynamic headrest fairing added. Well sorted, it is ready for immediate use. This is a current new high price for a Series I, but is justified by the beauty of the car and its impeccable history. The Ferrari market today, far wiser than it was a decade ago, is continuing to place ever-higher values on the truly special cars from Maranello, and letting the more common serial production cars languish.—John Apen (Historical information and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Quarterly Price Guide *Ferrari Quarterly Price Guide An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below a bargain. Year Model  47-48 166 Spyder Corsa  48-50 166 MM Berlinetta  48-50 166 MM Barchetta  48-51 166 Inter  50-52 195 Inter  51 51 52 if Prod. Price Range 340 America Closed  340 America Open  340 Mexico  52-53 342 America Berlinetta  52-53 342 Amer. Cab.  51-52 212 Export (Closed)  51-52 212 Export (Open)  51-52 212 Touring Barchetta  51-52 212 Inter  52 225 Sport  52-53 166 MM Berl. S2  52-53 166 MM Spyder S2  52-53 250 Mille Miglia Spy.  52-53 250 MM Berlinetta  53 340 Mille Miglia  53-54 500 Mondial  53-54 375 Mille Miglia Spy.  53-54 375 MM Berlinetta  53-54 250 Europa Series I  53-54 375 America  54 375 MM+  54 250 Monza  54-55 750 Monza  54-55 250 Europa Series II  55 55-56 860 Monza  56 410 Sport Spyder/Cpe.  500 TR  57 56-59 410 Superamerica  56-58 250 GT Boano/Elle.  56-59 250 GT Tour de Fr.  (Early Pininfarina*14 louvre comp. car  *Zagato-bodied  500 TRC  130 (8- 8 $800,000 -  950,000 12 $750,000 -  950,000 25 $1,100,000 - 1,600,000 38 $200,000 -  295,000 19 $200,000 -  295,000 12 $350,000 -  475,000 13 $400,000 -  550,000 4 $1,200,000 - 1,400,000 3 $250,000 -  375,000 3 $350,000 -  750,000 9 $200,000 -  295,000 8 $300,000 -  350,000 7 $800,000 - 1,000,000 84 $225,000 -  300,000 22 $400,000 -  650,000 4 $750,000 -  950,000 9 $750,000 -  950,000 13 $850,000 -  950,000 16 $950,000 - 1,200,000 9 $1,800,000 - 2,250,000 33 $600,000 -  700,000 16 $3,250,000 -4,000,000 7 $2,750,000 - 3,250,000 18 $200,000 -  250,000 12 $300,000 -  700,000 6 $4,000,000 - 5,000,000 4 $1,500,000 - 2,000,000 33 $750,000 -  850,000 34 $300,000 -  375,000 4 $4,000,000 -4,500,000 2 $1,400,000 - 1,800,000 17 $700,000 -  900,000 37 $375,000 -  500,000 $65,000 -  140,000 bodied ' 'roundtail" TdFs [ '56] will command a premium.) 22% 77 $850,000 - 1,000,000 inc.) $1,000,000 - 1,500,000 56-61 250 Testa Rossa (all)  57-59 250 GT PF Cab. Srs. I  59-62 250 GT PF Cab. Srs. 11  57-60 250 GT Cal. Spy. LWB  * Alloy -bodied  60-63 250 GT Cal. Spy. SWB  *Alloy bodied  250 GT Int. Berl.  59 59-62 250 Pininfarina Coupe  60-62 250 GT SWB (steel)  61 60-64 400 Superamerica  60-63 250 GTE 2+2  62-64 250 GTO  62-64 250 GTL Lusso  63 63 63-68 330 GT 2+2  64-65 250 LM (no stories)  64-66 500 Superfast  64-66 275 GTB/2 SN  65 65 65-66 275 GTS  66 275 GTB/C Le Mans  275 GTB/C  66-68 275 GTB/4  67-68 275 GTB/4 NART Spy.  65-68 330 GTC  66-68 330 GTS  66-67 365 Calif. Spyder  67-68 206 GT Dino  68-70 365 GTC  68-71 365 GT 2+2  68-73 365 GTB/4 Daytona Cpe.  May, 2001  330 LM Berlinetta  330 America  (5 -inc.) $1,500,000 - 1,750,000 20 $900,000 - 1,100,000 34 $5,000,000 - 7,000,000 40 $550,000 -  750,000 200 $110,000 -  145,000 42 $800,000 -  950,000 9 $1,000,000 - 1,200,000 51 $1,200,000 - 1,300,000 3 $1,500,000 - 1,750,000 7 $500,000 -  650,000 350 $50,000 -  90,000 *All oy bodied wino stories  *SEFAC variant  955 122 $850,000 -  950,000 inc. $950,000 - 1,200,000 23 $1,600,000 - 1,800,000 45 $325,000 -  450,000 $32,500 -  45,000 1,080 39 $7,500,000 - 9.000,000 350 $100,000 -  135,000 4 $5,000,000 - 7,000,000 $35,000 -  $30,000 -  50 47,500 45,000 32 $3,000,000 -4,000,000 36 $300,000 -  400,000 450 $150,000 -  180,000 11 $675,000 -  850,000 3 $2,500,000 -4,500,000 200 $135,000 -  185,000 12 $950,000 - 1,100,000 280 $275,000 -  375,000 600 10 $1,700,000 - 2,000,000 $85,000 -  150,000 144 150 800 $35,000 -  100 $215,000 -  245,000 14 $375,000 -  450,000 $65,000 -  100,000 $95,000 -  160,000 55,000 1,273 $105,000 -  140,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c 17% n/c n/c n/c 13% n/c n/c n/c 3% 3% n/c n/c n/c n/c 103% 11% 26% 24% 63% 4% 11% 75% 26% 35% 20% n/c 48% n/c 47% 76% 26% 55% 35% -3% 79% 4% 71% 13% n/c 40% n/c n/c 17% 75% 12% (Add $25,000 for longnose, $25,000 for 6 carbs, $25,000 for alloy body, $5,000 for outside filler cap.) 275 GTB/C SN  20% 20% n/c n/c n/c 11% 37% n/c 28% 4% (Add $200,000 for alloy body.) n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -5% n/c -5% 68% 61% n/c 27% 46% 6% 4% Change 3moilyr n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c Year -30% 6% n/c 48% 68% 50% 27% n/c 67% 10% 24% 44% n/c 75% n/c 31% 31% 9% 16% 26% 11% 76% 37% 54% 28% 22% n/c 71% 71% 45% 50% 32% 52% 10% 59% 11% 46% 16% 64% 69 The Quarterly Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-5 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." Price Range Model  365 GTS 71-73 Non-factory Comp. Day. 72-73 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spy. 71-72 365 GTC/4 69-74 246 GT 'Dino' Cpe. 72-74 246 GTS Spyder 72-76 365 GT4 2+2 74-76 365 GT4 BB Boxer 74-79 308 GT4 2+2 75-77 308 GTB (fiberglass) 75-79 308 GTB (steel) 76-81 512 BB 'Boxer' 77-79 308 GTS 76-80 400 2+2 carbureted 79-80 512 BB LM  80-82 308 GTBi 80-82 308 GTSi 80-84 400i 81-82 Mondial 8 Coupe 82-84 512 BBi 'Boxer' 83-85 308 GTBi QV 83-85 308 GTSi QV (Add $5,000 for dry sump.) 2,089 3,218 502 $22,500 $22,500 929 $55,000 $18,500 83-85 Mondial Coupe QV 83-85 Mondial Cab. QV 84-85 288 GTO 85-91 Testarossa 85-89 412 86-88 Mondial 3.2 Coupe 86-88 Mondial 3.2 Cab. 86-89 328 GTB 86-88 328 GTS 88-91 F40 89 89 328 GTS 89-91 Mondial 't' Cab. 90 90-92 348 ts 91-95 512 TR 92- 456 GT Manual 93-95 348 Spider 94-96 F512 M 9595-95-- F355 Spider 95-97 F50 9696-99-- 456 GT Automatic 550 Maranello 360 Modena F355 / 355 Berlinetta F355 GTS Mondial 't' Coupe 348 tb (Add $2,500 for 400/400i with manual shift.) 25  $425,000 $22,500 $22,500 $22,500 $15,000 $60,000 $28,000 $28,000 $20,000 494 1,743 1,308 708 1,007 748 3,042 1,848 629 $25,000 -  7,200 576 1,345 6,068 987 $28,500 -  810 $30,000 $35,000 $35,000 1,315 $310,000 $37,500 inc. 1,010 2,895 4,230 2,280 1,855* 840 $35,000 $37,500 $45,000 $50,000 $85,000 1,417* $110,000 1,090 $60,000 500 $155,000 $85,000 1,455* $105,000 1,440* $115,000 349 $650,000 212** $165,000 225** $175,000 n/a $180,000 30,000 32,500 80,000 24,000 475,000 27,500 27,500 28,000 20,000 90,000 32,500 35,000 24,000 30,000 272 $275,000 -  325,000 $45,000 -  $35,000 -  58,000 42,500 30,000 35,000 40,000 42,500 375,000 45,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 65,000 100,000 140,000 75,000 170,000 110,000 120,000 130,000 750,000 225,000 225,000 210,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -5% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 4% -16% 80% -9% -9% -8% n/c 11% -3% -3% -5% -8% 20% -18% -16% -4% -4% n/c -3% 19% -3% -6% -10% n/c n/c -3% -19% -17% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 6% -3% -8% -1% -15% *Concerning "cut-cars": non-factory, non-NART spyder conversions are valued primarily by the quality of the conversion's workmanship. In today's market, rarely is a cut-car valued more than the coupe it is derived from. **Build numbers through 1996. Formula One Cars '60s 312 "Spaghetti Exhaust"  68-70 70-80 312 B & T series  81-88 Turbocharged  57-60 Front-engined V6 (Dinos)  6367 Rear- 12 $800,000 - 1,000,000  40* $450,000 - 600,000  36* $225,000 - Ferrari Sports Prototype Racers 6* $2,750,000 -3,750,000  (Includes 196, 206, 246, 296 S without stories.) 61 -67 Rear-engined V6 & V8 Dinos 25* $1,450,000 - 1,850,000  (Includes 166, 196, 146, 286, 268 SPs without stories.) engined VI2 racers  22* $4,000,000 - 9,500,000  275,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c -16% n/c 53% 20% -7% (Includes 250P, 275P, 330P, 330P2, 275P2, 365P, 330P3, 365P2/3, 330 P4, 330 P3/4 [412P] without stories.)• 30,000 SCM Reports Cars • Photos • Market Info www.sportscarmarket.com 25 -6% -8% -10% -7% -3% -2% -6% 17% # Prod. 20 $250,000 -  325,000 71-73 365GTB/4C (Fact. Daytona)5 (inc) $1,200,000 - 1,500,000 5 (inc) $600,000 - 1,000,000 124 $300,000 -  400,000 500 $45,000 -  $45,000 -  $65,000 -  2,609 1,274 (Add $7,500 for "chairs and flares") 470 $15,000 387 2,826 712 $55,000 $15,000 $30,000 27,500 80,000 22,500 42,500 n/c n/c n/c n/c -11% -10% n/c n/c 70,000 75,000 90,000 Change 3 mo/ lyr n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 15% 13% n/c n/c 24% 30% 11%


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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan D Pre - The Cost of a Dream ear Mr. Sheehan: Over 25 years ago I nearly bought a '67 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 and have kicked myself ever since for not doing so. Now, being richer but not necessarily wiser, I would still like to own this car. I realize it's not a "collector;" but it is a V12 Ferrari. If one could find a reasonably good example for $50,000 to $60,000, with the idea of driving it for a year or two (weekends, nice days, etc.), what kind of routine operating expenses might be expected? I'm not expecting to sell at a profit. I just want to have the experience of owning the car for a while. Hopefully I can get the damn thing out of my system without losing my house.—H. N., Redwood Shores, CA. In the early 1970s, Road & Track chose Ferrari owners for their first owner's survey, and in that survey was the fateful sentence that inspired my first Ferrari purchase, "It's the nicest thing I ever did for me." Since you only live once, you should get the car of your dreams. While lacking the voluptuous good looks of their cousins, the 275 GTBs, the 330 2+2s offer the same performance at less than one quarter the cost. Choose the later two-headlight version and you have an attractive mount with a bulletproof five-speed, perfunctory air conditioning, power windows and even power steering—all in all a very user-friendly package. Since no one wants to have their dreams turn to nightmares, your first mission is to look at every 330 2+2 that comes up for sale within a reasonable distance, as well as 250 GTEs, 365 GT 2+2s and 400s. Try to go to a couple of the larger auctions where there are usually a few affordable V12s on offer. The more cars you look at, the better. Fortunately for you, many Ferraris were restored or overrestored in the crazy late 1980s. Your goal is to find a 330 2+2 that once had a $100,000 restoration but is now priced un- der $50,000. When you find the right car, have it inspected by a Ferrari shop and get their estimate of recommended repairs in writing. As well as the usual bad ball joints, loose tie-rod ends, rubber hoses as hard as hockey pucks and the seemingly standard issue oil leaks, the car will prob- ably also need a minimal mechanical service, a wheel alignment, an oil and filter change and a flush of the hydroscopic brake fluid. Also, make sure the body is inspected by a qualified body shop for rust and previous damage or repairs, an area many overlook. Don't be surprised if the best car you find needs $5,000 to $10,000 in recommended repairs and deferred maintenance. Use the shop's estimate as a negotiating tool to drive the best deal possible. If you do your homework, have patience and negotiate well, you'll find the right car. Then you can write the checks for the car and the recommended repairs, and drive off a happy firsttime Ferrari owner. Since you will probably be driving the car 3,000 miles a year, you should only need to change the oil in the first year and possibly repair frozen heater valves or cables, replace dead window switches or any of the other minor gremlins that seem to appear in all 30plus-year-old exotic Italian cars. The only substantial maintenance you can count on in the first 10,000 miles of ownership is a $3,000 minor service, including a plug change, carb synchronization, valve adjustment and distributor setup. In the end, you will not only keep your house, but you will finally have that Ferrari you've dreamed of, while doing "the best thing you ever did, just for you."• Garry Roberts & Co. Owried Vintage & Contemporary Ferrari Sales / Service / Restoration / Storage 1953 Vignale 212 Inter Coupe 1958 250 CT Series I Cabriolet 1960 250 PininFarina Coupe 1963 250 GTE 1964 250 CT Lusso 1965 330 CT 2+2 1965 275 GTB/2 1967 Miura P400 1970 365 CT 2+2 1972 246 CT 1973 365 GTB/4 1977 308 GTB 1985 308 CTS 1995 F50 2001 Fl Spyder 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690 Fax: (949) 650-2730 email: garryroberts@fea.net 26  USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline June 1, 2001 Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215-1429. Sports Car Market


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Ferraris For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 50 195 INTER, Ghia 2-seater, 1950 Turin show car, remarkably original, engine/ gearbox out, apart, looking quite good for straight forward rebuild $165,000 OBO. Jerry Bensinger, 330-759-5224 days. OH 50 195S INTER, Ghia coupe, med blue w/ tan cloth int, fully restored to high standards w/much recent work by Patrick Ottis, incld gearbox $245,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 53 212 INTER PF COUPE, perfectly restored by Bob Smith in red w/tan leather int, a beautiful car, ideal for both shows and tours $375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 58 BOANO/ELLENA 250 GT, #0885, needs restoration, Ford 302, 4-spd $40,000. 515-981-9148. IA 60 PF COUPE, S/N/ 1231, totally apart but complete $40,000. Art, 262-567-2536. WI 62 FAVRE GTO, S/N 3343, red w/blue int, many original parts, incld ribbed gearbox and instruments used, equipped with a/c, incredible condition $250,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 64 330 GT, 2+2, 4-headlamp, extensive restoration of a Monaco delivery Ferrari, yellow headlights, orig Ribot blue w/maroon Connolly hides, wires redone, all chrome redone, beautiful car $42,500. Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL 66 275 GTB, 2-cam alloy, red/blk, 6-carb, Borranis, XWXs, older cosmetic and mechanical restoration completed in late '80s, excellent cosmetic and driving condition $245,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 66 330 CT, 2+2, gray/burgundy, 64K mi, a/c, good old car condition $34,000. 310274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 67 330 GTC, red/blk, #11251, late car w/ hood vents, upgraded transaxle and CV joints, drives well, everything works, good cosmetics including paint, mechanically and transaxle good, no smoke, cold a/ c $89,900. 630-655-3535. IL 69 365 GTC, cerise w/tan suede int, 100% orig car w 7,288 km from new, last 365 GTC built, all books & tools, factory a/c $158,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-6579698 CA 72 246 GTS, USA model, 34,700 mi, 1 owner since 1979, very nice $65,000. 843886-8553. SC 72 246 GTS, USA model, 34,700 miles, one owner since '79, very nice $65,000. 843886-8353. SC 72 365 GTC4, silver w/blk int, 22K mi, one owner, all books & tools, fantastic original car $64,500 BO. 530-435-2627. CA 72 365GTC/4, #15611, 42K ml, beautiful grey metallic, tan leather, new Borranis, clutch, rear shocks, master cyl, paint excellent, very strong engine, no smoke, original interior good, great car $51,900. 423892-9929. TN 73 246 GTS DINO, red/black, 18K mi, 2nd owner, full records $81,500. 215-6330775. PA 73 DAYTONA, 25K original mi, runs and drives excellent, cold a/c $110,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 74 246 GTS, restored, Rosso Corsa red, It tan leather, rare full factory Daytona package w/flares, chairs, wheels, factory air, pw, 1 of only 91 factory built US models $110,000 serious calls please. 727-5151965. FL 75 308 GT4 2+2, red, 28K mi, Dino w/ autho factory Ferrari re-badge done before original sale, 5-spoke wheels with good as new Pirelli tires, meld spare custom cover and floor mats, tan int, near perfect $18,700. Pat, 734-455-8905. MI 76 308 GTB, fiberglass, wet sump car, USA model, red w/tan, very nice $37,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 78 308 CTS, red/cream, 6 times Regional show winner, full documentation $32,900. 215-633-0775. PA 79 512 BB, 6,500 original miles, red/ black with tan interior, EPA and DOT releases, all original $69,000. Bob, 219942-8110. IN 80 400i, Automatic, black with tan interior. Complete engine and transmission rebuild. High quality paint respray, beautiful condition $39,000. Bob, 219-9428110. IN 82 512BBi, red/tan, 23K ml, CD/tape, very clean, runs perfectly $75,000. 440460-0161. OH 84 GTSi QUATTROVALVE, gorgeous mirror finish black, tan leather, very reliable, excellent mechanical condition, no dents or scratches, new tires, all original, complete w/tools and books, 43,300 true miles $31,500. 718-263-7977. NY 85 400i STRAMAN CONV, blk/tan, auto, exceptional condition $45,000. Forza, 860350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 86 TESTAROSSA, red/blk, 13K mi, I5K service done, books, tools and records, as new condition $69,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY PARTS Daytona, 330, 275, etc, tie rod ends, left and right threads, $125.00, Michelin XWX 205/70/15 like new, $450 for 4 scylla66@yahoo.com, 860-364-0440. CT Ferrari parts: you want to sell, buy or find at no charge on the internet, www.long deal.com/ferrari parts. • We make leasing as simple as turning the key. Premier I.  Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com May, 2001 47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 SERVICES -A A 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME 27


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 S Legal Files )1111=1111.111 Even Dealers Get Stung by Alexander Leventhal ometimes dealers have problems too. I got a call last week from Peter Sweeney of Forza Motors in Connecticut. He and his partner deal mainly in Italian exotics below $100,000. They had recently purchased a red/tan 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV for resale from a "friend," sight unseen as a result of the owner's assurance that the vehicle was superb in every respect. They did run an Internet Carfax report, which indicated a clean title and no damage history. When they took delivery of the vehicle, it appeared to be in pretty good shape, but they were disappointed to learn that it needed a clutch. They were also surprised to find that the car, which they understood had always resided in Connecticut, and which was purchased from a Connecticut resident, was titled and registered in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire title set off alarm bells for Sweeney. New Hampshire is a state, along with Alabama and others, from which it is easy to purchase a "title of convenience" from a title broker. Generally, titles from these states may be obtained for cars when there is some sort of problem in the chain of title that prevents the vehicle from being registered in its home state, such as a salvage title resulting from the vehicle having been declared a total loss due to accident or other damage. When the seller was questioned, he said there was no problem with the car and he had only obtained the New Hampshire title to avoid Connecticut sales tax. Although the situation was not ideal, Sweeney believed him, particularly because the Carfax report was clear of any damage history. To prepare the vehicle for sale, Sweeney had a Connecticut state inspection done, eliminating a possible snag in case a purchaser from Connecticut, or another state with strict emissions laws, was interested in the vehicle. After the 308 passed inspection, Peter put it on eBay for auction and waited for the bids to pour in. What came pouring in instead were irate 28  Salvage titles aren't much help to a seller. unknown to him), he had no reason to contact them again. Of course, interested buyers certainly did. Where does this leave Sweeney? He is legally required to disclose the latent defect (salvage/branded title) if he sells the car, and this will be difficult because it can not be registered in Connecticut until the car is certified to have met all safety and emission requirements. Sweeney will unfortunately have to pursue legal action against the seller. He will take a loss on the car, which he may or may not recoup from the lawsuit. There are several lessons here. The first is e-mails condemning him for failing to disclose that the vehicle had been wrecked and had a salvage title from Connecticut. Prospective bidders had been checking Carfax, which now declared this car to have a branded title. Just what was Sweeney trying to pull, they asked. Understandably he was dumbfounded. He rechecked Carfax, and sure enough this time the vehicle was shown as having a Connecticut salvage title, as it had been totaled in 1986. Apparently, the data Carfax purchased from the state of Connecticut only included records back to a certain date, or records with recent activity. The recent Connecticut inspection had informed the DMV's computer systems that there was activity on an archived record, which then "activated" the 308's history. As a result, the salvage title was reported to Carfax. As Sweeney had already looked at a Carfax report (although outdated, to be aware that Carfax is not infallible. A clean Carfax report does not necessarily mean the vehicle has not been damaged, totaled or marred in any other way. The second is that any purchaser should be extremely suspicious of a vehicle being sold by its owner (as opposed to a dealer or broker) that is registered or titled in a state other than the one in which the vehicle is garaged. If the state where the vehicle is registered is one where emissions laws are less stringent than the one in which the vehicle resides, or if it is a state such as New Hampshire, from which mailorder titles can be obtained, my instinct would be to run away. The easy availability of mailorder "titles of convenience" is often taken advantage of by unscrupulous owners and sellers, and very rarely for innocent reasons. If you absolutely have to have the vehicle, at the very least call the DMV in the state in which the car sits, give them the VIN and ask if the car has failed inspection, been issued a salvage title or can not be registered in that state for any other reason. Even if they have no information, have an inspection done looking for past accident damage and make sure the vehicle will pass emissions and inspection in the state in which you plan to register it. There's an unfortunate red mist that comes with collector car buying, and it can afflict dealers as well as end-users. We all want to talk ourselves into a good deal, and often continue to do so even as warning signs begin to pop up. Sweeney will probably lose money on this car; he will certainly lose an enormous amount of time and energy. However, if he had been unlucky enough to sell the car, and worse, it had gone to a West Coast buyer who might have paid for transcontinental shipping before the branded title was discovered, Sweeney would be facing a much larger financial outlay. In this case, his only luck may have been to discover the problems before the car changed hands. Alex Leventhal is a car collector and attorney in New York. 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Etceterini Friends Market Place 1965 Iso Bizzarini 5300 Berlinetta Chassis number: 1A3 *0222 Engine number: *534* F100750 A t the end of 1961 there was a revolt of the palace guard at Maranello, and among many who left was Dr. Ing. Giotto Bizzarrini, acknowledged as the father of the 250 Testa Rossa and the 250 GTO. After leaving Ferrari, he designed the 350 GT V12 for Lamborghini, and then went to work for Dottore Renzo Rivolta. From his prolific drafting board emerged a front-engined, space-framed, alloy-bodied coupe called, at first, the Grifo A3C and later the 5300 Berlinetta. The Bertone design, executed by Pierro Drogo, looked sensational. Underneath, the car was equally impressive. The semimonocoque body was riveted to the frame for added stiffness. To achieve a low polar moment, the engine was moved back in the frame, giving it 50/50 weight distribution. (To change the ignition points: one had to remove a small oval plate on top of the dash and, while balancing one's knees on the seats and hitting the windshield with one's head, squeeze one's hands through the small opening to reach the distributor.) Under the hood nestled the tried and true 327 Corvette engine with solid lifters, coupled to an excellent Muncie four-speed. With four dualthroat 45 DCOE Webers on a clever cross-flow cast manifold, headers, 10.5:1 pistons and some porting, polishing and balancing, this engine produced a very tractable 400+ horsepower at 6,000 rpm. In my salad days, I think 1966, I owned one of these 43-inch high bundles of testosterone. I got it cheap, about $8,000, from Hollywood Sports Cars. It was said to be a semi-competition model used in 1964 as a practice car for Sebring. I loved it so much that I disregarded the numerous idiosyncrasies inherent in any dual-purpose car produced in low volume. Years produced  Number produced  I didn't care about the poor visibility through an almost horizontal rear window; with masochistic glee I disregarded its poor ventilation and the enormous glass area that produced a Turkish bath environment after 15 minutes on a sunny day, regardless of the outside temperature. I even learned to cope with the primitive one-speed defroster that must have come from a 1911 Fiat by carrying a clean towel to wipe the windows. All its shortcomings disappeared when I started the car, though; the naked Webers, solid lifters and glass-packed mufflers played a symphony. The car was almost as quick as the quickest 289 Cobra I ever drove, but easier to drive Original list price  SCM Price Guide  rapid succession, preceded by slight name changes (5300 Strada, America GT etc.), the alloy body was replaced by fiberglass, the solid lifters became hydraulic and Webers gave way to a single four-barrel. Most cars in the US have a fiberglass body, this being the main reason the SCM Price Guide lists these cars in the $100,000-$150,000 range. But what about the fiberglass-bodied car pictured here? Bonhams & Brooks managed to sell it at Olympia, London on December 4, 2000, for $336,238, including buyer 's premium—more than twice the high end of our Price Guide. 100+ (including the Grifo A3C, 5300 America, and other semicompetition models) $10,500 Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Engine #  Club  ($12,500 for competition model) $100,000-$150,000 For Carter 4-barrel, $225. For Weber carbs, add $600. $15 Chassis #  Right front frame near suspension pick up point Alternatives  Iso & Bizzarini Owners Club 2025 Drake Dr., Oakland, CA 94611, 510/339-8347 Cobra 289, Ferrari 275 GTB long nose and more forgiving. You could come into a corner too quickly, gently correct with the wheel and throttle, and come out smelling like a rose. I even delighted in the side fuel tanks (remember the low polar moment of inertia), stepping over which made entry into the car feel like a descent into a cave. After all, I was young and nimble, and all my "shagadelic" girlfriends wore micro mini skirts. Ing. Giotto Bizzarrini was a great designer, but a lousy businessman. With its Webers and alloy body, he lost money on every car he sold. In May, 2001  On a pad in front of passengerside cylinder head There are three elements that may have combined to produce this exceptional result. First, if the right mix of bidders is present, high-powered auctions can produce exceptional results that may never be repeated in the marketplace. Last year at Christie 's Pebble Beach auction, a very nice 330 GTC sold for $160,000, well above the market at the time. In 1997 they sold a 1957 fuel-injected Corvette for $222,500, nearly four times the expected amount. Second, important documented history costs money. The car sold by Bonhams & Brooks was not an ordinary Bizzarini. Having achieved a top ten finish and first in class at Le Mans is not chopped liver. For the buyer 's sake, I hope that along with the Italian registrations, he also got a copy of "Identification du vehicule et du concurrent" from AOC (the Le Mans organizing club). This should clearly state that S/N 1A3*0222 raced in 1965 with race number #3. 1964-68 Third, perhaps the buyer is a European vintage racer In the GT category, this car would most likely run against 250 GTOs and 275/6C GTBs. We know how much those bring in the market, which makes the Bizzarini a cheap way to have a podium finish in class. This may be heresy, but I believe that in today's relatively short vintage races, this Iso Bizzarini 5300 Berlinetta, when properly set up, would blow the doors off the Ferraris. 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Lamborghini/IVIaserati/Etceterini Quarterly Price Guide An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below a bargain. * Indicates approximate production numbers. Years  Model  # Prod.  Price Range  57  207A Boana Spider  58-61 Zagato 750 Dbl Bbl  59-62 Record Monza  ABARTH 12  Change 3 mo / 1 yr $75,000 - $125,000  n/a  $16,000 - $20,000  n/a  $19,500 - $28,000  ACURA 91-96 NSX Coupe  65-69 5300 Gland Strada  46-48 D46  47-51 202MM (Spyder Nuvolari)  47-54 202 Coupe  47-54 202 Cabriolet  66-70 1600 Cony.  69-73 240Z  68-79 2000 Cony.  67-71 Mangusta  71-74 Pantera  67  Vallelunga  75-89 Pantera GT/L, GTS  (Add $3,500 for true GT5.) DEL OREAN 81-83 DMC-12  53-55 8V (body by Rappi)  Body by Zagato (28)  Show Cars/Other Coach 8,583*  (Includes 3 gold-plated cars.) FIAT 114 total $125,000 -$150,000  inc. $150,000 - $225,000  n/a  n/a  68-85 124/2000 Spider  74-90 X1/9  67-72 Italia Coupe  67-72 Italia Convertible  63-70 Rivolta Coupe  65-74 Grifo  69-74 Lele  69-71 400S  66-69 Miura P400  66-68 400 GT 2+2  71-72 400SV  68-78 Espada  64-66 350 GI  68  n/a n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $16,000 - $25,000  $8,500 - $11,000  $3,500  $4,000  $2,500  $5,000 -  $5,000 -  $7,000  $6,500  $2,500 -  $2,750 -  $1,500 -  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  17% 4% inc. $80,000 - $120,000 n/c -5% (Correct 8V engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40% for incorrect type or no engine. Add 25% for significant, documented history.) 57-58 1100/1200 TV Rdstr.  59-67 1200/1500 Rdstr.  66-72 Fiat Dino Spider  66-72 Fiat Dino Coupe  67-74 850 Spider  nic n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c INTERMECCANICA (Italia) 500*  inc.  ISO 799  $12,500 - $18,000  412  $30,000 - $55,000  317  $10,000 - $13,500  LAMBORGHINI 143  $45,000 - $85,000  244  $40,000 - $60,000  465  $60,000 - $80,000  $85,000 - $125,000  138  68-69 Islero (400GT version)  'S' version  70-76 Jarama (both versions)  72-76 Urraco P 250  (Add $5,000 for "S.") 30  150  $150,000 - $200,000  1,223  $17,500 - $30,000  129  $24,000 - $38,000  $30,000 - $42,500  $17,500 - $30,000  102  327  525  $15,000  $22,500  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  -4% n/c n/c 2% 9% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c  n/c  12%  n/c -11% (Add: $7,000 for 427 engine, $2,500 for long-nose model. Deduct: $2,500 for 351 ci. ) 12% $16,000 - $18,500  $20,000 - $28,000  n/c  4%  n/c 4% $15,000 - $22,500  n/c  n/c n/a  $30,000 - $50,000  (Deduct 15% for automatic, add 5% for 1-top.) BIZZARRINI 100* $100,000 - $150,000  CISIT4LIA 36  $30,000 - $85,000  30 $150,000 - $225,000  (Deduct 25% for incorrect engine.) 17  n/a  148,115  400* 5,629 3,500* 153  $50,000 - $90,000  $50,000 - $90,000  DATSUN n/a  $6,500 - $10,000 $7,500 $6,500  $4,500 -  $5,000 -  DE TOMASO 50* $45,000 - $65,000 $28,000 - $35,000 $24,000 - $37,500 $27,000 - $37,500 n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c 23%  23% n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 4% 4% n/c  n/c n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c (Add $15,000 for correct twin-cam engine. 850cc twin-cam models, $38-$59K, 1000cc twin-cam bialbero $70-$90K.) Model # Prod. 66 74-76 Countach LP400 76-82 LP 400 S 82-85 LP 5000 S 85-88 LP 5000 QV 89 Anniversary 76-78 Silhouette 82-88 Jalpa P 350 87-90 LM002 94-95 Diablo VT Diablo 90-93 Diablo 96 96-97 Diablo VT Roadster  51-58 B2OGT Cp 51-5 198 149 235 323 610 68 52 410 (America version add $12,500.) 75-77 P 200 75-79 P 300 The Quarterly Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-5 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." Years  Price Range $15,000 -  $20,000 $25,000 -  $35,000 $50,000 -  $85,000 $50,000 -  $70,000 $50,000 -  $70,000 $60,000 -  $85,000 $80,000 - $100,000 $25,000 -  $40,000 $26,000 -  $35,000 300 $55,000 -  $70,000 n/a $100,000 - $130,000 n/a $130,000 - $155,000 n/a $155,000 - $175,000 n/a $165,000 - $205,000 (Used cars only, luxury taxes paid.) LANCIA 2,916  $35,000 -  $47,500 195  $22,500 - $30,000  n/c n/c  n/c (S1,2&3 were all RHD. Additions: $1,000 Nardi steering wheel; $1,500 Nardi floor shift; $5,000 Nardi carb kit; $2,500 period Webasto sunroof $7,500 Borrani wires.) 6th series  n/c (Note: S1,2&3 B20 coupes are valued higher in Europe than 54,5&6 due to their racing history. Also, contemporary reproductions such as wire wheels and Nardi wheels add more value in the US. than in Europe, where originality is prized.) 54-55 B24 Spider America  240*  521  $95,000 - $120,000  $75,000 - $95,000  n/c  n/c  n/c (*Factory number, but probably optimistic, and includes approx. 20 cars in the hold of the Andrea Doria.) 55-59 B24S Convertible  57-68 Flaminia GT Touring  2+2 Touring Coupe  57-68 Flaminia Convertible 2.5L  59-63 Flaminia Sport Zagato  67-76 Fulvia GT Zagato  69-76 Fulvia GT 1.6 HF  74-76 Stratos  n/a  $10,000 - $14,000  n/a  $10,000 - $12,000  n/a  $16,000 - $22,000  205  $55,000 - $85,000  2,239  3,690  $14,000 - $17,000  800*  $9,000 - $13,500  $12,500 - $18,000  46-50 A61500  (60 PF coupes, 1 Zagato) 47-53 A6GCS/A6GCM  51-53 A6GCS/53  54-57 A6G54/A6G2000  54-56 Allemano Cpe.  54-56 Frua Spyder  54-56 Zagato Coupe  55-57 150S  55-58 200S, Si  55-58 300S  56-58 450S  see below 21  500  $45,000 - $65,000  MASERATI 61  16 $325,000 52 $350,000 $75,000 - $100,000  - $375,000  $85,000 12 $145,000 20 $250,000 57-65 3500 GT, GTi  59-64 3500 GT Vig. Spyder  (Also 6 Frua Coupes, 1 Zagato Spider built.) 24 $275,000 30* $500,000 28 $1,100,000 10 $1,500,000 $25,000 $52,500 1,991  227  (3500 add $5,000 for wires, $3,500 for 5-speed.) 59-64 5000 GT Allemano Cpe.  59-64 5000 GT Special Bodies  60-61 Birdcage Tipo 63/64 r. eng  62-65 Sebring Coupe SI  65-66 Sebring Coupe SII  63-69 Quattroporte I  64-70 Mistral Coupe  64-69 Mistral Spider  65-68 Mexico 4.2  - $500,000  - $100,000  - $175,000  - $350,000  - $325,000  - $650,000 -$1,850,000  -$2,000,000  - $32,500  - $80,000  32 $125,000 - $175,000  inc. $250,000 - $400,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c   28% 39% 7%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c 34% 8% n/c n/c n/c  n/c  (Coachwork by Touring, Micholetti, Frua, Pinin Farina, Ghia, Bertone) 59-61 Birdcage Tipo T 60/61 f. eng. 22 $850,000 -$1,000,000  6 $450,000 - $750,000  346  $22,500 - $27,500  98  $25,000 - $30,000  $9,000 - $13,500  759  828  $20,000 - $30,000  120  $52,500 - $75,000  250  $14,000 - $18,000  (Add $2,000 for 4.7 version.) Sports Car Market n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 13% n/c -20% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Additions: $5,000 Nardi carb kit; $2,500 factory hardtop; $5,000 Borrani wires.) n/c n/c n/c n/c (Three variations: Covered headlight 2.5L; open headlight 2.5L; super sport with chopped tail, double bubble 2.8L, 3C. Additions for all Flaminias: $5,000 for added triple Weber carbs, $4,000 for original 2.8L, 3C model.) 65-68 Fulvia GT 1.2/1.3 HF  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 17%  27% 13%  21% n/c n/c n/c Change 3 mo / 1 yr n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -1% -3% n/c n/c n/c n/c -8% -3% n/c n/c n/c n/c -15% -15% -24% -30%


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Years  Model  67-70 Ghibli Coupe 4.7L  70-73 Ghibli Cpe SS 4.9L  69-71  Ghibli Spider 4.7L  71-72 Ghibli SS Spider 4.9L  69-74 Indy  71-80 Bora  72-76 Merak  74-80 Khamsin  76-80 Merak SS  77-82 Kyalami  79-86 Quattroporte II  84-87 BiTurbo Coupe  86-88 BiTurbo Spider  89  89-90 228  89-90 430  BiTurbo Spider (Inj.)  # Prod.  1,149  inc.  100  25  1,136  (Add $2,000 for 4.7L or 4.9L engine.) 571  1,173  421  277  150  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  Price Range  $25,000  $32,500  $70,000  $32,500  $13,000  $18,500  $17,500  $19,000  $10,000  $4,000  $8,000  $9,000  (BiTurbos deduct $2,000 for automatic.) n/a  n/a  54-56 GS Bialbero (750cc)  63-69 Barchetta Bialbero (750cc)  n/a  $11,000  $8,000  MORETTI n/a  OSCA 48-56 MT-4 Mille Miglia  72  $200,000  - $275,000  n/c  12% 58-61 1600 GT 128 $65,000 - $85,000 n/c n/c (1600 GT price is for Zagato Berlinetta. Deduct $30K for Fissore body, $4K for Boneschi body.) SAAB 58-62 GT750  63-67 GT850/Monte Carlo  67-69 Sonnett II  70-74 Sonnett III  49-52 300BC  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  SIATA 70  (Deduct $5K for Fiat 1100 engine.) www.maseratinet.com .---111--- ft ,..  MASERATI w ok fie  INTERNAlriOOP'%. - Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries.  Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail.  $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries.  Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality.  Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory.  Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President  May, 2001   _  'ON  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 . -. .. Don't hesitate  to buy cars in  Europe! • • ••• •  ii%  1.1k  4 e . -gum It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! Phone:  +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  ernalcallog0padthpex.ch 31 c.a.r. logistics +41 31 888 14 25 $30,000  -  $45,000  n/c  n/c $6,500  $7,000  $3,500  $4,000  -  -  $10,000  -  -  $9,500  $5,000  $5,500  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c ____ .  -  '  ,,,,. --- -..,..  ,..  iiei  •  -  - .-.;-. .  •  -  •  .. :  ,  -  • • $55,000  -  $35,000  -  $45,000  -  $90,000  $90,000  - $115,000  $17,000  -  $20,000  -  $37,500  -  $20,000  -  $30,000  -  $22,500  -  $25,000  -  $13,500  $6,500  -  -  $10,000  -  $12,500  -  $13,000  -  $10,000  -  $75,000  $85,000  - $125,000  Change  3 mo / 1 yr  n/c n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Spare engines are non-existent. Cars w/o engines have marginal value at best. Add 25% for documented, significant history.) Years  Model  51-55 Daina Cabriolet  # Prod.  80  Price Range  $28,000  -  $35,000  Change (Additions: $5K for Grand Sport [twin Webers], $7,500 for alloy body) 52-55 208 Coupe (Farina & Balboa) 20*  $175,000  - $225,000  47-56  1100  59  - STANGUELLINI 60  120  TOYOTA 65 70 MOGI  61-63  P1800  63-69  1800S  70-72  1800E  72-73  1800ES  74  • 337  1800ESi  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $85,000  - $125,000  VOLVO $4,000  $4,500  $5,000  $5,250  $6,000  -  -  -  -  -  $6,000  $6,500  $7,000  $7,250  $7,500  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c !IA: nIc n/c n/c. n/c  35°A 3 nio / 1 yr n/c  n/c  n c 25% 52-55 2085 America Rdstr. 90* $175,000 - $250,000 n/c 33% (Correct 8V engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40% for incorrect type or no engine. Add 25% for significant, documented history.) $35,000  $30,000  -  $95,000  -  $40,000  n/c  n/c  n/c (Price for OHC or DOHC Fiat engines. Deduct SIOK for pushrod engine. Deduct $10K for 750 engine.) Formula Junior  n/c


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ABARTH 59 ABARTH, Record Monza 850, running and driving w/903, race prepared w/all Abarth accessories, have all original drivetrain, extra 903 (2), 1000(1), 600(1) and 2 trans, many extra parts, red w/beige interior, complete restoration $30,000. 515981-9148. IA BUGATTI 28 TYPE 35B, chassis #37371, engine #43239, early English history, much history and many awards including Best of Show and 1st in class, Concours awards, currently in museum, call for information, extensive ABC history $450,000 firm. 310457-7171. CA DELAHAYE 37 135M DROPHEAD, 3 position top, fold-down windshield, very nice body style, chassis #39-229 $89,900. Wm Rutan, 562-696-1914. CA 54 235 CHAPRON DROPHEAD, restored car in black w/red leather, former Pebble Beach 1st, extremely elegant and in excellent running condition $89,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA DETOMASO 70 MANGUSTA, 15K mi, incredible original condition, blk w/red int, truly in survivor cond and untampered original down to the original spare tire and alternator belt $42,500. 402-731-1181 days. 402-5561498 eves. NE 72 PANTERA COUPE, red/blk int, V8, 5spd, air, all cooling updates, Mag wheels, excellent exterior and undercarriage, just turned, ready for spring $21,750. 248-5488911. FAX 248-583-6115 MI FIAT 31 521C TORPEDO TOURER, 1 of 6 built, rhd, dual sidemounts, trunk, side curtains, good solid driver, older restoration, includes extra engine and original manuals, charity donation asking $40,000 OBO, make offer. 510-884-4305. FAX 510351-8456 CA 67 DINO SPIDER, yellow/blk, very nice throughout, rust-free, nice recent paint, original interior w/new carpets, new top, drives very well, no smoke $32,900. 630655-3535. IL GHIA 67 GHIA 130 TI, 4-dr, It blue w/red int, 1owner, 1st paint 87,000 km, 100% original, imported from Florence Italy $8,850. Alex, 978-469-8318. MA INTERMECCANICA 74 INDRA, the only 1 (of 25) built with a Shelby 428" Cobra Jet V8, h/d 4-spd, fact a/ c, pa, pb, pw, white/blue, like new, very fast and only 13,453 miles $44,500 trades welcome. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900 FL ISO 67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys, excellent interior redone correctly, rust-free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL 73 ISO RIVOLTA LELE, factory equipped w/Ford 351 Cleveland V8, auto, cold a/c, ps, pb, pw, etc, very reliable and comfortable full 4-passenger grand tourer, only 43K mi, unusually nice throughout $18,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL LAMBORGHINI 65 400 GT, 2-seater Superleggera, silver w/orig blk pigskin leather, 16K km, clean, unrestored original vehicle $59,500 trade for equal value. 858-551-8151. CA 68 P400 MIURA, production date 10/10/ 68, order 274, chassis 3769, engine 2448, blue ext, mustard int, good as new (or better), same owner 15+ years, complete record of restoration, owners & service manuals, parts breakdown $110,000 firm. 610-3736049 anytime. PA 84 -1/4 COUNTACH 5000S, blk/blk, 8K mi, bought in 92, records, very clean $78,000 offers. 913-384-1767. KS 85 COUNTACH, Quattrovalve, 6 carbs, 17K mi, white/red, recent service $84,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL LANCIA 58 B-24 CONVERTIBLE, excellent older restoration $60,000. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 61 FLAMINIA CONVERTIBLE, silver/ red leather, new front subframe, 2500cc alum V6, touring Superleggera coachwork, stored from '68-98, good Pirellis, needs top, seats and paint $9,500. 703-583-5015. VA 65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, complete running car, needs full restoration $19,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 76 BETA SCORPION, 2nd owner, under 7K mi, always garaged, never operated in winter, sunroof, 2-place car with hi-perf Fiat engine, professionally maintained, lots of literature and some spares, Ferrari red and in impeccable condition, immaculate and rare $14,000 OBO. Bob Woodward, 319588-5684. FAX 319-588-5750 IA MASERATI 58 3500GT, high cost restoration, rebuilt engine, red/tan, wire wheels, alum body, car #14, 6-cyl, triple Webers, outstanding $28,500 offers/trades. 314-749-5269. MO 623500 GTI SPYDER, maroon, tan leather, restored in '94, disc brakes, Weber carb conversion, 5-spd $55,000. 407-8721313. FL 63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue, carmel leather, 5-spd, wire wheels, immaculate $75,000. 713-794-3368 days. 713- 526-8990 eves. TX 65 MISTRAL, blacktop, tan int, black, the most beautiful Spyder, 3 yr high price restoration, #1 concours car, AACA First Senior, 1st in class at Greenwich CT, many other honors, many details, call for information $91,500 ONO. Gerry, 908-2369179 anytime. NJ 67 GHIBLI COUPE, red/blk, 5-spd, a/c, 2-owners, 4.9 SS, well sorted, new paint, tires and more, CA car $29,500 offers/trades. 314-749-5269. MO 71 GHIBLI SS, 4.9, black/pigskin, great driver, 5-speed, working a/c, Well sorted older restoration $39,500. Jim, 202-6256675. DC 71 GHIBLI SS COUPE, brown metallic, white leather, pa, a/c, high end stereo, immaculate $42,500 trades considered. 713794-3368 days. 713-526-8990 eves. TX 78 KYALAMI, redfblk, 51K miles, 5-spd, fast, rare and classy $16,500. 201-5677224. NJ 80 MERAK SS, flawless bright red, tan leather, amazing 38K+ one owner miles, 5spd, a/c, a true Gran Turismo $20,000. Schmitt & Co, 314-352-9100. MO MORETTI 53 750 COUPE, Bialbero, complete twin cam engine, very good, straight alum body, resto project car in the Netherlands $50,000. 3143-3647752. NETHERLAND 59 TOUR DE MONDE COUPE, 750cc nice restoration, documentation, very rare $15,000 offers. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA PEUGEOT 67404 CONVERTIBLE, immaculate condition, 2-tops, floor shift, fuel injected rebuilt engine $16,500 OBO. Jim, 708-2882588. 708-387-9934.IL •  52 ALLARD J2X LEMANS, chassis 3153, this powerful sports racer is in excellent condition w/many race features $140,000. 492330-70600. FAX 49233074997 GERMANY 54 DORETTI, alloy roadster w/wire wheels, documented 2 CA owners since new, original, complete and correct, incredible time warp car, all event eligible $17,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA 54 SIATA DAINA, GS alloy coupe by Sti Farina, complete, straight, stripped to bare alloy, all vintage eligible, needs restoration $18,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323654-8788 CA 59 JAGUAR, Predator D-Type torsion front suspension, E-type rear, T-5 transmission, 3.8 engine w/triple Webers, only eligible HSR D-type replica out there $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 59 MGA ROADSTER, new 1600 SVRA, VSCCA logbooks, full race prep, roll bar, fuel cell, Accusump, rev limiter, Halon, extra wheels, parts, includes tilt trailer $17,500. Kris, 518-765-4328. NY 59 PORSCHE 356 A, ser #107759, Vintage racer, call or email for media pack- 32  age, no expense spared in preparation, duncan_neilson@hotmail.com $30,000 OBO. Duncan Neilson, 888-942-6996 toll free. PA 60 PORSCHE 356, fully prepared and maintained by Ecurie Engineering, red w/ yellow, nearly fresh engine, HSRNSCDA history, no disappointments $37,000 call for details. 847-945-2514. IL 61 ALFA, Giulietta Spyder, 1300cc engine, excellent race ready condition, very competitive Group 1 race car, fully sorted $13,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 62 JAGUAR XICE, white, 3.8,49K mi, car was built to race in Miglias, lots spent on racing parts, alum flywheel, Minilites, wheels, Koni shocks, 4-spd, all synchro, Delrom bushings, frame-off, plastic racing hardtop, magneto and more $43,000 OBO. Bill, 309-691-1100. IL 62 PORSCHE 356, vintage racer coupe, HSR, SVRA logbooks, 1967 912 fresh engine with zero hours, race ready, close ratio trans, limited slip, disc brakes, Carillo rods, new billet crankshaft $29,500. Andy Anderson, 404-264-1985. GA 64 COBRA SHELBY 289, red/blk, excellent original Cobra CSX 2341, engine is "4/4 eerRee correct and matching, nice older restoration of a car stored many years, chrome wires, hood scoop, no roll bar, excellent driver w/ good clear history, hard to find in this condition $149,000. Cole Motor Classics, 650-579-7988. CA 65 COBRA, Ford Shelby 427SC, red/blk, complete history, restored by AC England 3,300,000 French Francs. Bob, 28 1-3707355. TX 65 CORVETTE, historic big block roadster, driven by Gulstrand in pro races and by owner/driver Herb Caplan to SCCA's North Pacific Divisional Championship in '66, known as the Cobra Killer, well documented hist, race prepared for GT-1 or transition to historic trim $55,000. Tim, 847841-7720. IL 67 ALFA DUETTO, SCCANintage racer, raced 1967 to '83, stored inside since, very fast National car, held Lime Rock E-Production record, ran run-offs, all authentic bits, easy conversion to killer vintage racer $8,900. Bill, 703-818-5576. VA 67 FORMULA ONE BRM. Chassis #126-01. The first V12 BRM. Driven by Bruce McLaren, Pedro Rodriguez, Piers Courage, Richard Attwood. Total resto- ration by Hall and Flower. A very historic Formula One car. $250,000. All enquires to 631-728-5949 eves 7-9 pm EST. E-mail patclive@aol.com. 69 CORVETTE L-88, 6 yr Trans Am history, raced in vintage last 8 yrs, 25+ wins, 800hp, big block, dry sump, full cage roadster, fresh motor, trans, rear brakes, tons of spares, SVRA, HSR $60,000. 610-9719963. PA 69 MGC ROADSTER, black, excellent, vintage race prepared, triple Webers, alloy wheels, much more, log book $11,900. 561595-3000. FL 73 BMW CSL 3.0, silver/blk, NOS Alpine BMW issue wheels, all correct including shields, seats and other L parts, a late fuel injected, bumper deleted, street version w/ pw windows and 206 hp, at only 2,600 lbs curb weight, it's fast, a real CSL $27,500. Cole Motor Classics, 650-579-7988. CA LITERATURE OLD RACING PHOTOS, available in a free catalog from Vintage Motorphoto. Write to: 19363 Willamette Drive, PMB 166, West Linn, OR. 97068 or see it on the Web at: vintagemotorphoto.com . • Sports Car Market


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Carmel, California A Sale of Highly Important Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Entries are now invited 1953 Bosley MkI GT Coupe sold for $233,500 1955 Jaguar D Type sold for $1,102,500 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB Comp sold for $1,377,500 - 1947 Bentley MkVI Convertible sold for $211,500 The Bonhams & Brooks USA Sale at the famed Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club promises to be a highlight of this year's legendary Pebble Beach Weekend 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B sold for $3,082,500 Illustrated above are some of the fine motor cars which featured in last year's Quail Lodge sale - yours can benefit from the same unparalleled standard of presentation and exposure to a sophisticated international clientele. For further information or a confidential appraisal please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams & Brooks USA on tel +1 (415) 391 4000 or fax +1 (415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams & Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH 1227 Carouge-Geneva United Kingdom Switzerland T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3822 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3915 T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Union Square, San Francisco Sydney, New South Wales California 94102 Australia 2028 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS


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A Series Coupe 630 (1977), 633 (1978-84), 635 (1985-89) 1977-89 BMW 6 s the logical extension of the exquisite 2800/3.0 CS coupes, the 6 Series brought the new look of the 7 Series to BMW's large twodoor grand touring machine. Even more than the earlier coupes, the 6 Series traded tossability for comfort, sophistication and interior room. The 3.3- and 3.5-liter straight sixes brought a worthwhile improvement in torque over the 3-liter. As you would expect from a BMW, the single overhead-cam design is as smooth as a turbine. The five-speed manual (an unusual option in a luxury tourer of this size) makes the car noticeably sportier and more responsive than the four-speed automatic. The interior is full of straight lines, angles and grilles. It also incorporates a "check control" panel that allows a push-button test of the lights and fluid levels. Nice when new, this device often succumbs to electrical gremlins as the car ages. Before buying, be sure to systematically check every electric gizmo on the car; repairs can be very, very expensive. The exterior design is pure BMW Bauhaus: clean, simple and elegant. The cars changed very little over the model run, with passing years marked mostly by different wheels. The paint quality of original cars was very good; consequently, it takes a superb respray to bring the car up to OE specs. (Most of the cheap 6-Series cars that SCM sees at auction have had crummy repaints which, when combined with the worn upholstery and tired dash vinyl that unloved cars often have, make them scream "Money pit waiting here!" when they cross the block.) Stay away from the earlier 630model cars. Their 3.0 engines have a reputation for cracking their cylinder heads if run hot. Even though the 633 and 635 cars were much improved, check the maintenance files for blown head gaskets or worse. A compression test is always a requirement prior to purchase of any BMW 6cylinder from this period. These were wildly expensive cars when new, with the 630 CSi sticker priced at $24,325 in 1977, while a Mercedes-Benz V8 450SL cost a mere $21,245. The 5301 of the day, with an identical drivetrain, sold for about half the price of the 630. This high price ensured the exclusivity of the big BMW coupe. A good 6-Series car can be an outstanding value, in terms of quality of car and performance per dollar spent. Stay away from $5,000 cars, as they will cost too much to make right. A good 633 can be had for $8,000 and $11,000 should put you into a near-perfect one. Will they ever be a sought-after collectible? No. Your best bet is to pay slightly too much for a great car, put 20,000 miles on it over a few years while enjoying its impeccable manners and clean lines, then take a small loss and move on. If you buy the right car in the first place, you'll have a grand experience at a bargain basement price.—Jim Schrager• Years produced  N umber produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  1977-89 N/A Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  $24,325 to $47,000 (1977 US model 630 CSI to 1989 635CSi) $8,000-$11,000 $250 $30 Stamped tag on firewall Rear engine block near flywheel BMW Car Club of America, 2130 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140, bmwclub(q)aol.com Alternatives  Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe, Jaguar XJ6 Coupe, Ferrari 400i, 1979 Cadillac Eldorado Mystery Photo) L ANSWERS  1999 Ferrari F355 GTS  Yellow/black, 4,000 miles  One owner  1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Red/tan, 5,000 miles Major service complete Atm,— March 2001 1994 Ferrari 348 Challenge  Black, 9,000 miles  Major service complete  1999-2000 Ferrari 360s Five to choose from Call for details Our 23rd Year .;" :7 Fe7.7— •ari  20(X)Pren* Dealer #1 in customer satisfaction in USA for Porsche 4401 W. Wendover • Greensboro, NC 27407 336/294-0200 www.foreigncarsitalia.com 34  Dear, that nice Mr. Christ() came by and took away that worthless car of yours.—Ross Kiester, via e-mail Ghost Rider on high.—Chuck Dudek, via e-mail In a move long anticipated by the industry, Trojan has recently announced its full line of car covers, which are to be sold either plain or with reservoir tip.—Doug Taber, Hanover, NH Okay, we take it to Christie's spring sale, spread the rumor it's a Bugatti Type 57. Pitch it as the mystery car. By the time we cash the check and get down under, they'll barely be able to get the plastic off —Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI Yes, even Bibendum's car breaks down every now and then. Never, of course, for a flat!—Ryan Green, Huntington Valley, PA Maybe the car under the cover is the 6.9 Mercedes that was supposed to be featured on page 64 ("German Car Market Review") of the same issue.—Richard J. Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD Aw, geez! There goes my father's Oldsmobile.—Jim and Jeany Cohoe, Lake, MI Frustrated with the overspray from his last repaint, Bob decided to mask the car himself this time. Still, something didn't seem quite right.—Brian Jobe, Dallas, TX "Russians Claim to Have Invented Collector Cars Four Million Years Ago!" Recent discovery in Siberian icepack while drilling fur oil shocks automotive world. Still encased in ice, the discovery is awaiting a long-overdue return call from Christie's for space in their next London auction.—Jackson Stephens, Walnut Creek, CA And the winner of a sure-to-becollectible 1/18 scale model courtesy of USAppraisals is Ross Kiester, for his wrap-up of this month's photo.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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/ -9.11 LA CTI ON REPORT)111 Spring LI ust when we've made peace with the idea that collector cars are really investments in pleasure, rather than fourwheeled financial instruments, the stock market goes and crashes on us. And collector car values seem relatively immune. The recent RM auction, at Amelia Island, offered proof of this. While the Dow and Nasdaq were diving to new lows, RM managed to get $2.9m for their '35 Mercedes 500K Special Roadster, and $1.1m for a '66 Ferrari 275 GTB/C. The prices achieved weren't particularly extraordinary—in fact, the Ferrari had cost about the same when purchased a few years back. That savvy collectors are still willing to spend millions of dollars on cars is a major statement of their faith in future vehicle value. Additionally, with the Ferrari, having an object whose value just "stays the same" is a major accomplishment when stocks have lost 50% and more of their value. For those of you who bought Lucent, Oracle or even Microsoft in the good old days (and these are all real companies, with P&L statements, not dot-com bublets), wouldn't you be happy to just get "your money back?" Having started publishing SCM(as the Alfa Romeo Market Letter) in the halycon days of 1988, when anything painted red and ending in a vowel was skyrocketing in value, we always wonder if those crazy days will return. We spend our days watching, reporting and analyzing the market. And we don't see the insanity returning. The increase in prices of top-end cars, such as SWBs and Maserati sports racers, isn't trickling down to mundane production models. For instance, Boxers and Testarossas, serial production 12-cylinder exotics with no competition heritage, hover in the $60K - $75K range. That a one-of-forty-built PF I Cabriolet goes up 31% in a year hasn't had the slightest effect on their values, nor should it. At this time, collector cars are fairly and rationally priced. Cars that have a reason to go up in price will, while those that don't will simply stay the same. There is no reason for this to change in the immediate future. Therefore, we can comfortably say that, compared to the stock market, good cars bought fairly are turning out to be a pretty good financial investment. And the market gives us the data to back that up. —ED. 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: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. May, 2001  ENGLISH CARS #57-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I PICCADILLY Roadster. Body by Merrimac. S/N S417FL. Cream over dark blue/dark blue CLASSIC CARS RM Auctions Villi Amelia Island, FL March 10, 2001 Auctioneers: Peter Bainbridge Number of automotive lots: 92 Number of automotive lots sold: 69 Sale rate: 75% Sale total: $13,053,750 High: Lot #61, 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster sold for $2,970,000 including buyer's premium. R Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10% Report by Dave Brownell Location photos by Dennis Adler Market opinions in italics M's annual auction held in conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance was, by any measure, a stunning success. The tent was absolutely jammed from start to finish, and nearly every lot attracted some serious bidding, leaving the poor chandelier at the back with very little to do. As impressive as the cars were the qualified bidders in the audience. In a very short period of time, less than three years, RM has moved from a Torontobased auction company that could barely spell the word "catalog" to one whose sales have developed a reputation for treating consingors and bidders well, and whose merchandise is represented as accurately as possible in terms of current high-end auction practices. The Amelia auction's success continues the momentum RM began building about two years ago when they embarked on the pursuit of top-rank consignments and hired Peter Bainbridge to call their sales in his relaxed yet effective English auctioning style. Finally, they lured two of Christie's automobile department staff to their side, including the well-respected David Gooding, who now serves as RM's President and CEO. With two strong sales in Arizona and Florida now under their belts for 2001, it will be interesting to see what RM pulls out of its hat for their next auction at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance in August. Further, with Christie's faltering slightly, as evidenced by the cancellation of its Rodeo Drive auction, and Bonhams & Brooks continuing to struggle to establish a solid American beachhead, who is going to take on the RM behemoth as it rapidly secures its hardwon ground in the upper end of the collector car market?—D. B. leather. Dark blue fabric top. Odo: 75,950 miles. Well restored except for some details, such as trunk rack mounted upside down. Nothing wrong that couldn't be fixed in a couple weekends by knowledgeable owner or shop. Louis Vuitton concours winner in '96. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. Last seen at '99 RM New York Auto Salon auction where it no-saled at $110,000. For sale in disassembled condition for $45,000 in 1985. Fair market price paid. #26-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL Sport Saloon. Body by Gurney Nutting. S/N 136PY. Dark brown/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 2,690 miles. An attractive car that's beginning to unrestore itself. Paint starting to blister and door lock missing— getting a bit shaggy around the edges. RROC badge mounted to trunk: a great technique for causing instant harm to the coachwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. Sold for $93,500 at RM Meadow Brook sale last August. High bidder bought a nice car that's ready for some cosmetic attention, and saved $10K by waiting a few months. Wonder why the Meadow Brook buyer sold so quickly? #58-1937 JAGUAR SS 100 21/2-LITER Roadster. S/N 18107. Primer/none. No top. RHD. A pile of parts hastily thrown together for auction. 21/2-liter chassis. Ready to have a tall stack of money thrown at it. Some restoration work done but plenty more needed. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $93,500. Owner at first passed 35


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMELIA ISLAND a the top bid of $85,000, then apparently came to his senses. To bring this kind of money there should be an additional liter ofengine upfront. But don't discount the allure of getting to be "the one that first restores a car " #44-1938 JENSEN S-TYPE Tourer. SN 3347354. White/red leather. Tan fabric top. Odo: 41,304 miles. As good a 120 as you're ever likely to find. Great restoration, JCNA National score of 99.22 points. Chrome wires just about the only incorrect touch, along with electric fan—a sensible modification for those who enjoy driving these cars. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $55,000. As nice as the '52 XK 120 roadster that sold at RM's Biltmore sale in January for the same money, and really a bargain given the price trends on 120s. Or maybe they've slowed down? We'll be watching. #10-1953 JAGUAR XK 120M Roadster. S/N S673727. Light blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 63,515 miles. Excellent paint and interior, very good door fit, impressive car and a rare marque in the US. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Sold at Brooks Quail Lodge auction last August for $64,100. Ford V8 power gives it added appealfor no-sweat maintenance. Not enough money bid, but high estimate of $90K was far too ambitious. #50-1947 MG TC Roadster. S/N TC 3054. Black/green leather. Tan fabric top. RHD. Odo: 2,413 miles. Sharp little TC, everything tight Absolute top money for this car, given its apparent flaws. And who knows what lurks where we can't look? These are hugely attractive cars, however, and always command attention whenever they appear at auction. #55B-1958 JAGUAR XK 140 Roadster. S/N S812718. Black/red leather. Black fabric top. Fully restored in 1995, very well maintained since then. No obvious problems noted.Very good looking and correct. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Bid was right in the ballpark for this car Dark blue canvas top. Attractive car that had been well restored for show and street. Said to run and drive as new. Wide whitewalls actually looked good on this car thanks to the body color. Door fit a bit off. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. Right price for a right car. Catalog estimate of $50,000-$70,000 was a bit optimistic. #18-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 Coupe. S/N 880713. Silver/red leather. Odo: 64,731miles. and ship-shape. Ran very well. Offered at no reserve by champion race car driver Brian Redman. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,400. A few grand above market, but it 's a ready car with a famous owner history. Maybe if Brian had "Shelbyized" it with a few signatures here and there it might have brought a bit more? #42-1952 JAGUAR XI( 120 Roadster. SN 672295. White/tan leather. Tan canvas top. Odo: 25,084 miles. Well restored throughout with slight door fit problems being the only minus observed. Said to be fully sorted, which is the right way to buy a vintage Jag. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. The right price range for a restored 120 that is handsomely done, but not quite brilliant. #76-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. SN 673169. White/light tan leather. Tan fabric top. steering wheel declared "very bad brakes." Interior wood had been bleached, giving it a cheap look. Engine smoked on start-up. Freshly restored, according to the catalog. Automatic transmission—usually a minus to collectors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $170,500. 36  Freshly but hastily restored. Under dash a mess, rust in door pillars. Catalog said car was "restored to drive," which is a nice way of saying it ain't going to win trophies. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. Strong price for a lessthan-outstanding car with a superficially excellent appearance. 120 FHCs are the strongest of the XK closed cars, but still—$44K is enough to get you into JCNA prize winning contention. Not with this car though. #49-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE CONTINENTAL Fastback Coupe. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N BC66LC. Maroon/cream leather. Odo: 1,459 miles. Note taped to black leather. Odo: 5,498 miles. Very good appearance all around. Engine timing and/or carburetion totally messed up; car didn't want to run but was finally sorted out by the time it crossed the block. VSCCA vintage race eligible. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. A hard call on market value as few ever sell publicly. Owner was probably lookingfor at least $50K, the low estimate. I'm sure we '11 see this car again at another auction. #45-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Roadster. SN HBN7/6686. Green/black leather. #28-1959 ARNOLT-BRISTOL DELUXE Roadster. Body by Bertone. S/N 58101. Red/ Green hard top. RHD. Odo: 21,695 miles Factory race car with gobs of special equipment like reinforced chassis, four-wheel dics, heavy-duty springs and suspension, racing cam, flowed head, etc. Back-up car for A-H team at Sebring. Very well presented; ready to race or rally. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Not quite enough money to make the owner happy. Bid was really enough. #65C-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD Drophead. Black/tan leather. Tan canvas top. Clean, well-presented RollsRoyce with recent new interior. Texas car. Appeared to be road and show ready. Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMELIA ISLAND FL eye" Rolls struggled to make it to the selling price. Will the new owner please, please repaint this car immediately? Thank you. #33-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES IV Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4818L. Blue/black leather. Odo: 38,162 miles. Quickie Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Decent buy on a decent car. #65B-1962 JAGUAR XICE SERIES I Road- ster. SN 876404. White/red leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 23,536 miles. Older restoration still quite presentable. Excellent door fit, trunk fit a bit off. "Flat floor" car (i.e. "my back hurts already"). Low miles since restoration, according to vendor. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Bid was on the low end of fair market. Three or four thousand more should have done the trick. Flat floor/welded louver/outside bonnet-latch were the trick value words in the early '90s. Now, quality of restoration is more important. #53-1963 JAGUAR XKE Roadster. S/N 879622. White/red leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 63,899 miles. A driver rather than a show car. Carried alternator and larger cooling capacity. Appeared to be a well-sorted, honest example. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,700. One of the better buys of the auction if driving rather than collecting is your thing. Top rate Etypes are hitting $80K, but drivers like this are staying in the $25K- $35K range. Buyers today know just how much a restoration will cost. #17-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Coupe. Body by H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward. SN SFU 517. White over red/black canvas top. Odo: 37,873 miles. JCNA National Champion for 2000. Engine not the original unit but a correct replacement. Hard to fault cosmetically. Superb panel and door fit, luscious red interior. Cond: I. SOLD AT $63,250. The continued strong prices of concours SHs means that we need to adjust our Price Guides. Jag cognoscenti claim they drive better than the SIs, but what about the clunky dash, Strombergs and inelegant taillights? #3-1973 JAGUAR XKE SERIES III V12 Roadster. S/N UD1523009. White/red leather. repaint in an odd color. Original interior getting a bit tired. Carried later wire wheels. But very straight and honest looking—just a nice used car with no apparent surprises lurking. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $71,500. As DB4s continue to gain strength, savvy collectors are drawn towards cars like this that have never degraded into "bad cars." While this car will have needs, they should be in the arena of refurbishment rather than reconstruction. #29-1970 JAGUAR XICE SERIES H Roadster. S/N 1R11286. Black/red leather. Black Has had excellent care and absolute minimum of use since new. Superb car inside and out. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. According to expert observers, car brought $30K-$40K over market. These cars were plagued with quality problems from new. If it driven, it drops in value like a rock down a well. If its not driven, it develops more bugs from lack of use. #47-1988 AUTOKRAFT 427 MARK IV COBRA Roadster. SN SA9AK3022JA0172. Red/tan leather. Odo: 11,230 miles. Very well crafted repli-Cobra. Has a correct vintage sideoiler 427 installed, along with Doug Nash fivespeed. Looked and sounded great. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. One of 348 built. If you're going to have a new one, the Autokrafi is the one to have. This car had the added allure of the 427. But it's still a fake and, for the $120K high estimate, you could score a real 289. Which would you rather have? FRENCH CARS #36-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 35B Grand Prix. S/N 4845. Eng. # 114T. Blue/black leather. RHD. No early history available on this car leather. RHD. Odo: 99,516 miles. Color scheme would have been more appropriate on a taxi. Clean interior, good door fit. Recent tune-up and new brakes, said the catalog description. Sold without reserve, and probably without regret. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,700. "Slant 38  Black canvas top. Odo: 50,440 miles. Engine a bit smoky on start-up. Older restoration still shows well but not national prize level at this point. Over $70,000 claimed in restoration costs. Automatic gearbox a minus. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,300. In view of its general appearance and slushbox, car was fairly bought. #75-1987 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL Convertible. Body by Mulliner-Park Ward. S/N SCBZD42A6HCX168. Brown/cream leather. Light beige canvas top. Odo: 1,167 miles. and chassis number doesn't appear in any registry or compilation. Nonetheless, a wellrestored example with no obvious flaws. Looks ready for road, rally or vintage race. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $690,000. Sold post-auction for $690,000. Passed on the auction block for $575,000. GP Bugattis go from strength to strength in this market. #69-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Sport Roadster. Body by Van Vooren. S/N 57808. Black/red leather. Black fabric top. RHD. Odo: 31,148 km. Spectacular full-skirted body designed by Figoni et Falaschi and built by Van Vooren for Prince Pahlevi of Iran as gift from French government. Left side trim alignment slightly askew, otherwise hard to fault. Uses Lincoln Zephyr taillamps. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,760,000. Going to join the Robert Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMELIA ISLAND FL EVEVINVEVE 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. A few years ago these cars were enjoying a buying frenzy among French collectors and enthusiasts. That all over now and prices have settled back to the $40K-$50K level for very good examples like this one. Fairly bought. Petersen collection at his museum in Los Angeles. Car is just drop-dead gorgeous to most eyes and certainly a one-off in the truest sense. #13-1948 DELAHAYE 135M Three-Position Cabriolet. Body by Pennock. S/N 80062. Dark green/tan leather. Black fabric top. RHD. GERMAN CARS #61-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Special Roadster. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 123772. Red/light gray leather. Gray fabric top. Odo: 25,855 km. Attractive, dignified one-off with fresh restoration inside and out. Hood fit slightly off, otherwise concours-ready. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $130,000. Sold post-auction. Bid to $120,000 onstage. Dutch styling looked to be more ofthe English than the French school of coachwork, in contrast to many other Delahayes of the period, with theirflamboyant one-off designs. Lovely car #23-1957 TALBOT-LAGO AMERICA Coupe. S/N 140063B. Red/black leather. Odo: 68,438 miles. Uses BMW V8 for motivation. Catalog claimed over $100,000 spent on recent restoration. Car was hard to fault except for smoky engine, which may have still been running in. Burn Foundation and Greenwich Concours winner. Rare and attractive GT. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Strong money for a French orphan, albeit a very wellrestored one. Rare enough to be almost a guaranteed entry in any vintage event. Made $28K above high estimate. #41-1957 FACEL VEGA TYPHOON Hardtop Coupe. S/N FV457NY6. Dark blue/ black leather. Odo: 28,988 miles. Older resto- leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 98,036 miles. Clean and sharp in all areas. Excellent door and panel fit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,000. Fair money. Ratty 190SLs go in the teens, and M-B guru Alex Dearborn can get $100K for dropdead perfect ones. So $33K for a pleasant car with no immediate needs is fair enough. #6B-1960 PORSCHE 356B Roadster. Body by Drauz. Slate Gray/brown leather. 330 miles. Fair to good paint and body work. Generally clean car but not exceptional. Factory hard top included. Claimed $100,000 spent on restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,350. The price paid was fair for this car #6-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet. S/N 11102712002682. Light gold/ black leather. Dark brown fabric top. Odo: Odo: 20,260 km. A ravishing design restored to the highest standards. Sexy, slinky, the Jean Harlow of 1930s motor cars. Won Gwen Graham trophy at Pebble in 1986. Most recently in Japanese collection. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $2,970,000. Going to a prominent northern California collection, where it will join a stunning group ofantique and vintage Mercedes. If ever a classic Mercedes was worth the money, this is the car The ultra-high-end of the market is staying strong. #40-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. S/N 121040 1001430. Black/red soft top. Odo: 31,969 km. Trunk lid fit slightly off, otherwise hard to fault. Has later alloy block. Front disc brakes. Attractive color. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $205,000. Failed to sell on the block for top bid of $180,000. Deal done post-auction for $205K, including premium. RM is especially diligent at pursuing post-block opportunities, striking while the bidding paddle is hot. On the money for this car #56-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL Roadster. S/N 11304212012500. Dark blue/ parchment leather. Dark blue fabric top. Odo: rust showing. Shows continued strength of roadsters with unusual colors. #68-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002719. Light tan/ dark blue leather. Blue hard top, black fabric 76,031 miles. Paint mismatch, fair top fit, cracks in dashboard wood, fair chrome, console-mounted shifter for automatic transmission. Not at all a sharp car. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. A good, ready example should pull $60K-$70K. This was not a good example and, considering the car 's condition, the bid was fair Take the money and run. #24-1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7 Coupe. S/N 0082. Red/black fabric. Odo: ration with some slight deterioration mechanically and cosmetically, but generally still very presentable. AACA national first winner. Cond: 40  Tan fabric top. Odo: 53,086 miles. Excellent panel fit, chrome wheels, very well and correctly restored, except for tiny rust bubbles in the bottom of the doors. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $63,800. Wow! Heavy-duty bid for a 1600 Normal. Color combination was attractive, but how will you properly fix the rust without repainting the whole car? And where else might the tinworm be? Giant bid for a car with minor Sports Car Marke


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SON AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTION AMELIA ISLAND FL ••••"" ITALIAN CARS 2,557 km. Completely restored in 1992 by RS specialist in Germany, minimal use since. Just recommissioned after museum display since '92. Hard to fault. Car has been lowered slightly. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $138,600. Super bid for a super car True RS Lightweights, with all the right bits, continue to bring strong money. They are the most driveable ofall the 911-based race cars. Sold by knowledgeable SCM reader David Mohlman, an expert in vintage Porsches. A great car at a market correct price. #39-1981 BMW M1 Coupe. S/N 59910000430102. Red/black leather. Odo: 12,120 miles. Beautifully restored and hard #51-1928 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 SPORT Spyder. Body by Zagato. S/N 0231191. Red/black leather. Odo: 9,300 miles. to fault in any area. Less than 1,500 miles since restoration completed. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Not enough money for this car Should have brought near the high estimate of $80K M1 s trade in a thin market—this car may need to be hand sold, or trucked to Monterey (actually, we suggest the SCM subscriber/ownerjust drive it therefrom Florida). #65A-1981 BMW M1 SCHNITZER Coupe. S/N WBS599100043013. White/black leather. Odo: 36,178 km. Schnitzer boy racer touches included flares, spoilers, special wheels and rear window "blinds." Clean, straight, good door and panel fit and a rarity, even among Mls. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. M1 s are probably the most underappreciated German supercar and high bid reflected this situation. All the testosterone-enhancing add-ons really detract from the car and its value. #72-1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA Speedster. S/N WP0BE0912K17307. Red/ black leather and cloth. Black fabric top. Odo: biscuit leather. Black vinyl top. Older restoration, door fit slightly off, a few paint chips— perhaps from running 2000 Mille Miglia Storica. Odd and interesting car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,000. Passed at $36,000 during RM's Meadow Brook auction last year Consignor apparentlyfelt that this is as good as it's going to get for the time being. He's probably right. #60-1934 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 MONZA REPLICA Roadster. SN 2211133. Eng. #2211133. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 8,616 Very well-preserved older restoration. A genuine car. Hard to fault except the rear treatment on the body looks a little awkward compared to later Zagato efforts on Alfas. The progenitor of all the great Alfas of the '30s. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $140,000. Handsome car, but hugely lacking in the engine compartment, with just 1500cc of naturally aspirated motor Car has been for sale for years, at an ever declining price (that should send a message to the owner, yes?). We'll surely see it again. #15-1931 FIAT 521C COUPE DES ALPES Roadster. Body by Viotti. SN 119715. Red/ Dark blue/red leather. Tan canvas top. RHD. Odo: 23,774 miles. A few swirl marks in paint, otherwise very good appearance throughout with excellent door fit. Side body panels a little wavy. Nice interior and dash. A car to own for style rather than speed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,500. Visually nicer car sold at B-J in January for $18K less, and was a bargain in retrospect. This car was fully, butfairly, priced Owned by an SCM subscriber who actually drove the car with some frequency. #11 1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT SPECIALE Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AR1012000239. Red/tan leather. Clean, straight car with later Giulia 1600-cc - engine and five-speed gearbox. Original 1300 engine goes with car. Excellent door fit. Rear panel painted incorrectly, otherwise no cosmetic problems. Missing stainless sill trim. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Vendor, a subscriber, told SCM it was "going to sell" but it didn't. High bid was generous enough for a car with incorrect components. A few postblock regrets may be in order here. #27-1964 MASERATI 3500GT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 1012640. Red/black leather. Odo: 38,941 miles. Orange peel in paint, 957 miles. Car was absolutely new in all respects. Mileage original. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. A similar car in like condition made $74,800 at Amelia last year. Maybe everyone who wants to pay $ 15K over original list for a 12-year-old car that will depreciate $5 for every mile its driven has gotten one. Bid was not unrealistic. 42  miles. Matching-numbers chassis and engine but carrying a new Monza-type body by master restorer Paul Grist to replace the original saloon. He also did the rest of the car up to factory standards. 1996 Mille Miglia Storica participant. Lots of presence. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. Once owned by SCM Alfa guru Pat Braden, before it was "Gristed. "If a real Monza is worth $3M is $850K fair for a fakey-doo with authentic bits? Shame on the prestigious vintage events that let this car run—it devalues the real thing. #30-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet. Body by Pinin Farina. S/N 915797. otherwise a good-looking 3500 that benefited from the later four-wheel discs and five-speed ZF gearbox. Dreaded Lucas fuel injection replaced by triple Webers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. Price was exactly on the money for a 3500GT with the right goodies on it. A lot of car for the money, but values have been flat for the past decade, and may continue that way for the next ten years as well. #37-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/C Berlinetta. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 09063. Eng. # 09063. Eggplant/tan leather. Odo: 701 miles. Ex-Pedro Rodriguez, NART competition car in superb condition. Veteran of Nassau, Daytona and numerous other contests. Formerly owned by Fl supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,100,000. Consigned Sports Car Market


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E.  SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMEUA ISLAND FL #8-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI SS Spyder. S/N AM1155-1089. Red/black leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 43,509 miles. Equipped with dip by a West Coast SCM reader, this was the first of several cars to crack the million-buck mark at this auction. Price was market correct, and about the same money the car was bought for a few years ago. Bought by another subscriber #55-1967 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 9305. Red/black 4.7-liter engine. Had rare factory hard top. Wellmaintained example. Mileage appeared genuine. One of 100 built. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. Right in the low range of the SCM Price Guide. Listed as SS 4.9 in RM catalog but lack of 200 cc in the engine didn't seem to hurt the final price. Bought by an SCM subscriber and dealer who obviously thinks there is money lefi in this deal. leather. Odo: 73,389 miles. Single-headlight car with PS, PB, power windows and A/C. Claimed 4,000 miles on rebuilt engine. Clean, straight car with good panel and door fit. 5-speed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,700. Singleheadlight 330s are really the best buy in the vintage V12 market. The prices of decent cars continue to creep upwards. This car was fully priced in today's market, but still a very good buy given replacement costs. #77-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Spyder Conversion. S/N 13729. Red/black leather. Black fabric top. Odo: great from 20 feet away. Euro model. Missing dash mouse fur. Bottoms of doors have been worked. Cheapie respray w/o removing rubbers. A/C. Needs some love and attention. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Great Dinos are moving close to the $100,000 mark, but this car will need $35,000 to be even neargreat. Bid was more than fain #16-1980 MASERATI MERAK Coupe. S/N ZAMCA2106AA2227. Red/tan leather. Odo: 90,301 miles. Slight cracking on some areas of paint, excellent door and panel fit. 80,269 km. Very clean conversion by SCM's Mike Sheehan when he owned European Auto Restorations. Recent fuel pumps, clutch and differential. Road-ready. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $109,000. High bid was right in the ballpark for a conversion. $10K more should have done the deal. Conversions seem to bring the same price as nice coupes, and in terms of driving fun, are the better deal. #19-1974 FERRARI DINO 246 GTS Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 07756. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 79,414 miles. Looks Automobile Transportation is our only Business. When you need to relocate your automobile choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. C,  L - J .7.1 Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 FAX 413-436-9422 • www.interdtylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotiv. May, 2001  43


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMEUA ISLAND FL •••••••••••••••• Chrysler Le Mans entry of the period. Limited-slip differential and electric fuel pump added. Ran very well. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,500. A fun car at a fair price. Inexpensive entry for rallies and vintage racing. #40B-1930 CORD L29 Convertible Sedan. Two-tone deep red/tan leather. Tan Looked like an honest, well-maintained Maserati. Sold without reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,700. Huge money, really, for a non-SS Merak that is going to need a bare metal respray to be presentable. And what about those notorious Citroen hydraulics? Trouble-free for life, right? AMERICAN CARS #63-1909 FORD T Fire Chief's Car. Eng. # 5938. Red/black leather. Black canvas top. Converted from a roadster. Excellent fabric top. Odo: 48,180 miles. In terms of restoration quality, one of the best cars at the auction. Simply stunning in every area. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. If you wanted one of the best L29 open cars in the universe, this was the car Fairly bought in terms of the restoration work. #1-1932 CHEVROLET CONFEDERATE BA DELUXE Cabriolet. S/N 3032089. Yellow over black, red wheels/tan leather. Tan workmanship throughout. Carried unusual accessory metal ribbon type spring wheels. Presents very well. A cutie. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $38,500. This would be a cracking price for an authentic 1909 T roadster, let alone one that has been made into afire vehicle. Consignor should be delirious with joy. #2-1914 CHEVROLET H-2 ROYAL MAIL Roadster. S/N 826. Gray over black/black canvas top. Older restoration still in good show condition. Garish, incorrect color scheme. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,600. A relatively scarce body style carrying very attractive lines not unlike a 3/4-scale '32 Cadillac. Colors a bit jarring, but restoration of high quality. The right kind of money for this car #21-1933 DUESENBERG SJ Convertible Victoria. Body by Rollston. S/N 2293. Eng. # J272. Dark red/oxblood leather. Tan canvas tan leather. Tan fabric top. Odo: 33,116 miles. Senior CCCA winner showing signs of slight wear. Few paint chips and scratches observed. Said to run and drive very well. Attractive motor car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,000. One of 38 built. The '33 Imps are arguably the best looking of the early '30s Classic Chryslers and were extraordinarily rare cars even when new Worth the money. #25-1934 PACKARD TWELVE FivePassenger Phaeton. S/N 901901. Two-tone green/green leather. Tan canvas top. Older res- One of two originally built. Fran Roxas restoration; CCCA first, Pebble Beach prize winner, hard to fault except for slightly misaligned right side trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $286,000. Sold to Otis Chandler for his Vintage Museum of Transportation. Price was realistic for rarity and quality ofthe car High estimate of $400K was a bit over the top. Is it really worth the same as a "cheap" Duesenberg? #46-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL Sport Phaeton. Body by LeBaron. S/N 7803308. Gray over maroon with red accents/ leather. Black canvas top. Ex-Harrah Collection and restored by them to a very high standard. Looked ready for Brass & Gas tours. Attractive car and ran well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. A fair offer for the car Small Buicks of the same era sell for less and there is no great collector demand for "brass era" Chevys compared to post-1930 Bowties. #43-1928 CHRYSLER 72 Roadster. S/N WS6811R. White with blue fenders/blue leather. Black fabric top. Restored to resemble a top. Odo: 53,526 miles. Rollston is second body; installed in 1933 to replace LeBaron phaeton body. Supercharger was factory installed in the same year. Car was originally delivered in 1930 to bandleader Paul Whiteman. From the Dr. Joseph Murphy collection. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $687,500. Duesenbergs continue to hold their market strength nicely The blower didn't hurt its value either, but a decade ago, when Duesenberg fever was rampant, this car could have passed the million-dollar mark. #35-1933 CADILLAC V16 Convertible Victoria. Body by Fleetwood. Maroon/tan leather. Tan canvas top. Odo: 14,391 miles. 44  Sports Car Market toration freshened with new top, chrome wires, paint repairs. When first restored, swept first place at Pebble Beach, Santa Barbara and Silverado concours. Paint scheme a bit garish for some tastes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $178,750. Price seemed right for a Twelve in this condition. Car has lost first-place edge but still presents well. #32-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Coupe Roadster. Body by Dietrich. S/N 72941. White/ tan leather. Tan fabric top. Odo: 6,760


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMELIA ISLAND FL 111 ••••••• miles. CCCA first prize winner; older restoration still shows well and car is claimed to run very well. Excellent hood and door fit, excellent interior and woodwork. Coachcraft badge on interior remains a mystery. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $233,200. Last seen at Brooks Hershey sale in October 2000, where it sold for $226,600. A bank CD would have brought a better return over 6 months. Once again, you have to wonder why it is being turned so quickly. #64-1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Dual Cowl Phaeton. S/N 752250. Black/black 327/350 engine, IFS with disc brakes, 8-inch Ford rear, all done to concours-type standards. Car looked innocently stock outside and inside, except for Alpine stereo in glove box. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,200. Street rods are tricky to price accurately, but this one seemed a terrific deal at the high bid. Certainly couldn't be reproduced for this money. restoration ready to win prizes. Just over 100 miles of use since restoration completed in 1990. Lovely example of the front-wheel-drive sensation of1936. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. The supercharged 812 in the sale soldfor nearly twice as much money, so this consignor's reluctance to take the high bid was understandable. However, finding a buyer for this unique car, at $100K or more, may prove to be tough. #59-1937 CORD 812SC Convertible. leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 76,576 miles. Older restoration that still looked great. Pinstripe applied a bit heavily, otherwise little to pick apart. Excellent door and hood fit. Triple black combo gave the car a lovely, dignified appearance. Looked and ran like a Packard should. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Not enough money for this one. Perhaps another $25K would have done the deal. #70-1935 DUESENBERG J Cabriolet. Body by d'Ieteren Freres. S/N 2548. Eng. # J519. Two-tone blue/blue leather. Tan fabric S/N 2431F. Black/dark red leather. Tan fabric top. CCCA Premier award winner. Major concours winner. Older restoration still very sharp. One of 64 supercharged convertibles originally produced. From Dr. Joseph Murphy collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,500. A similar car sold for $143K at RM's Biltmore, AZ sale. This is top money for a great supercharged convertible, but deserved here. This is a market with little volatility, as there are so few variations from one Cord to the next apart from condition. top. Odo: 72,770 miles. Slight top soiling was the only fault we saw. Originally sold in Paris; ex-Rick Carroll collection. CCCA national first winner, fresh repaint in very attractive combo. From Dr. Joseph Murphy collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $800,000. Passed at $750,000 on the auction stage. Post-auction deal struck for $800,000, including premium. Strong money for a beautiful J-berg. #67-1936 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Coupe Roadster. S/N TH959280. Cream/red #52-1939 CADILLAC V16 Convertible. S/N 5290118. Black/red leather. Black fabric Catalog said over $100,000 had been spent on restoration. Numerous accessories including dual sidemounts. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. A car that seemed more suited to a Kruse extravaganza than an RM venue. $42K is a very good offer for a non-classic Packard. Owner may not see the likes of this bid again and it 's guaranteed no one is going to repay his restoration costs. #6A-1940 BUICK CENTURY Convert- ible. Yellow/red leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 18,369 miles. Older restoration with number #38-1940 PACKARD 120 Convertible. SN 13993539. Electric blue/red and tan leather. Black fabric top. Odo: 154 miles. A perfectly nice car spoiled by a ghastly paint choice. 1 of factory accessories to sweeten the deal, such as fender skirts, spotlight and fog lights. Ready to show or tour. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,800. Bought for just a whisker below market. Rare and fast, only 550 Century convertibles were built in 1940. top. Odo: 305 miles. Well-presented older restoration. Runningboard chrome pitted, incorrect sealed-beam headlamps, few little dimples in hubcaps. Would make a wonderful CCCA Caravan car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $99,000. Good money for a good can #73-1939 FORD STANDARD Station Wagon. S/N 184 887 90139. Maroon and natural wood/brown leatherette. One of the best street rods we've seen. Mildly lowered, Chevy leather. Tan fabric top. AACA first place winner. Full, fresh restoration on a very original, unmolested car. Ex-Brooks Stevens collection. Ready for show or concours competition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Fair enough high bid, and probably less than the cost of the restoration. #74-1936 CORD 810 Phaeton. S/N 2466H. Maroon/cream leather. Non-supercharged. Tan fabric top. Exceptionally well-maintained older 46  #4-1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR Coupe. S/N H134696. Black/taupe cloth. Odo: 311 miles. Thought to be one of five extant. Fresh restoration ready for prizes. Has improved 305 V12. Front end redesign a big departure from formerly flowing lines up front. Showed very well inside and out. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $46,200. Continental coupe money for a Zephyr Passed at RM's January Arizona sale at $35,000 high bid. #22-1948 MERCURY DELUXE Convertible. S/N 899A210970. Light gray/maroon leather, tan cloth. Tan canvas top. Odo: 874 miles. Freshly restored and a sharp looker in terms of quality, but bland color didn't help Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • . II lown” AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AMELIA ISLAND FL • • • • • •• • cf+fin pet. Straight car, excellent door fit. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,000. One of 1,511 fi. Corvettes built in '58. Price was on the low end of correct market level for this particular can #62-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM 4-door Hardtop. S/N 58P081730. Candy apple red metallic/grey eye appeal. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $44,000. Late '40s Ford and Merc convertibles continue to hold and gain in value—especiallyfresh examples like this one. #5-1951 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE Convertible. SN B1KC141648. Red/tan leather. Tan car, more of a sporty car in the T-Bird mold. Powered by Dodge Hemi V8. Superbly restored. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $253,000. At Barrett-Jackson in January, it was passed at $200,000. Show cars are ephemera, worth exactly what someone wants to pay at any given instant. Went to an East Coast bidder who is building an interesting collection. Fair enough for apiece of history. #40A-1956 CADILLAC CUSTOM VIEW MASTER Station Wagon. Body by Hess & Eisenhardt. Green/white and black leather. canvas top. Mild custom done to period appearance but with modern touches such as digital dash instruments. Excellent workmanship throughout. Body and paint flawless. Neat car if customs are your thing. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $33,000. Difficult to figure market values on customs like this, but price certainly seemed fair for the obvious amount of careful work lavished on this can #71-1951 STUDEBAICER COMMANDER Convertible. S/N 8953565. Red/red leather. Red fabric top. First of the V8 Studes. If this car had Odo: 29,331 miles. An old auction veterean that still looks good. One of twelve built and one of six believed extant. Clean and straight. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Just the thing for high-class flea marketing. What's the right price? For this owner more than $40,000. #9-1958 DEVIN SUPER SPORT Road- ster. Body by Devin. S/N SR3-1. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 9,947 miles. Rip-snorting fiberglass-bodied sports racer bearing more than any more red on it, spontaneous combustion would occur. One of 8,027 convertibles built in 1951. Straight, clean, scarce car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,300. Astonishing pricefor a bullet-nose Stude. We thought the estimates ($38K - $44K) were daffy. Little did we know. #55A-1951 OLDSMOBILE 98 Convert- ible. S/N 519B5207. Dark red/black leather. Black fabric top. Clean, straight, with good a passing resemblance to contemporary Ferraris. Performs like one, too. Sharp appearance, successful vintage race history. One of 15 survivors and perhaps the most correct car of the bunch. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $150,000. Sold post-auction. Hybrids such as the Devin, once considered mongrel dogs by the cognoscenti, are really coming into their own among the vintage race crowd. Sold by an SCM subscriber who is known for organizing vintage tours in the East. #12-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N J50S105529. White and light door fit, excellent paint and interior. Said to run and drive very well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Estimates ($65K - $75K) were about twice the market value. Fair bid could have been accepted without regret. #20-1953 PLYMOUTH BELMONT Road- ster. S/N 13829339. Red/gray leather. Odo: 23,174 miles. One-off dream/show car built as a response to the Corvette. Not really a sports May, 2001  crude early Viper. Hot SVRA competitor capable of embarrassing Ferraris and Corvettes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,300. Seems like an awful lot of vintage race car for not an awful lot of money. SCM subscriber/owner also sold his Devin at this auction. Does this mean he's finally outgrowing his boy-racer phase and is ready to own real cars made of metal? #65-1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Con- vertible. SN 00867S104706. White/blue leather. Black fabric top. 42,000 miles from new. leather and cloth. Car has been nosed and decked. Dreadful air suspension replaced with coil springs. Dayton wire wheels added. Mild customizing touches help clean up an already memorable design. Excellent door and panel fit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,800. The ultimate highway cruiser of its time, just loaded with all sorts of trick power accessories and luxury touches unique to these cars. One of 304 built. Fair deal for buyer and seller #54-1959 KELLISON J-4R Coupe. S/N 397 0020. White/black cloth. In race-ready condition, this fiberglass flyer looks a bit like a Older repaint shows well, interior all original. Excellent door fit. Said to run very well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. Cheaper than buying an equivalent Eldo and the fins are just as high. #48-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 194675S103364. Maroon/ blue/silver blue leather. Blue vinyl top. Odo: 1,807 miles. Fuel injection and manual fourspeed added to car's desirability. Looked good from every aspect except for slightly faded car- 47


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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ maroon leather. L84 option. Numbers-matching car with less than 100 miles since correct restoration to NCRS standards, according to catalog. Lots of goodies including knock-off wheels, off-road exhaust. Sold without reserve. As good a 'Vette as you'll find from '65. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $77,000. Sold for the right price based on this car 's quality and authenticity. A fabulous, no-excuses example. Nice Sting Rays continue to be the blue-chip collectibles of the Corvette lineup. #7-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 19467S122066. Yellow/black leather. Black vinyl top. Odo: 76,914 miles. .1 Older restoration with some recent freshening. This numbers-matching car looked to be a good driver but not Bloomington Gold material. Loaded with correct factory accessories. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. Top bid was a little on the low side, but not by much. #34-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194377S105620. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: 38,715 miles. Freshly restored with 427/400 engine, M20 four-speed, PS, PB, power windows, AM/FM, factory air. Goodlooking, correct car ready for show or go. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,600. Winning bid was just about on the money for this car in view ofits restoration and readiness. Might have brought more if it had been red. . he Atlantic City Collector Car Auction is one of the few bright spots in a rather bleak winter season for Easterners who love old vehicles. This New Jersey resort town draws a fair number of sports and performance cars each year for this event, and this year saw more than 450 vehicles cross the block, with exactly half of them selling. John Chiara organizes and promotes this event each year, which is held in conjunction with the largest indoor automotive swap meet in the United States. Founded by G. Gordon King, this event draws hobbyists from all over the Eastern seaboard, and attracts dealers from as far away as California. The swap-meet portion of this event is promoted and controlled by Carlisle Productions, whose own calendar of shows continues to grow each year. Since this sale was founded back in the late 1970s, Kruse International has provided the bid calling and staffed the auction ring. This year, Daniel Kruse and Rod Egan conducted the sale with their typical quick-paced quips and humorous interjections. One of the downsides to covering this sale was that it followed right after the "high" of the 2001 Barrett-Jackson sale, where most of the cars were rated well above average. The overall quality of cars in Atlantic City was down from the level seen in Scottsdale, but really more in keeping with what is usually seen at auctions. However, there were a number of standout selections to be found, and even a couple of friends that had appeared recently in Arizona. Taking honors as the high sale was the same Chrysler d'Elegance coupe that sold at Barrett-Jackson for $334,800. Over the block in New Jersey, it received a "no-sale" bid of $300,000, but was later announced sold for $272,950. That works out to about a $70,000 loss in just three weeks, which may not seem like much to you dot.com investors but is certainly a strange way to do business. Unusual sports vehicles were also seen, including an odd-looking Ferrari Spyder that the seller reported was created by "some guy in Pittsburgh." While seasoned observers, dealers and bidders were not too excited by this car, several other vehicles in the muscle and sports car categories captured the attention of those attending the sale. use International tlantic City, New Jersey February 9-11, 2001 Auctioneers: Daniel Kruse, Rod Egan Number of automotive lots: 458 Number of automotive lots sold: 229 Sale rate: 50% Sale total: $4,456,000 High: Lot #375A, 1952 Chrysler Ghia d'Elegance coupe sold for $272,950 including buyer's premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 3% Report by Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin. 48  When all the calling was over and the paperwork completed, this could rightfully be considered the best Atlantic City event ever, and an honest success. Most of the cars sold in the expected range, with no crazy high prices and no giveaways either. Chiara has worked hard to make this sale honest, and from all we saw, the only smoke and mirrors were those employed by the Atlantic City magicians.—PS. ENGLISH CARS #365-1947 INVICTA 4.5-LITER Drophead Coupe. S/N 106F0. Burgundy/black leather. Black top. RHD. Very sharp but older restoration. Proper parts, and reported to be one of just three in existence. Some paint problems spotted around rear quarters. Cond: 1-. NOT appeared solid but paint was showing its age. Rear end appeared to have been extensively Sports Car Market SOLD AT $150,000. A car that really needs to be hand sold, or perhaps presented in a catalog sale. #353-1947 MG-TC "Trials Special" Roadster. S/N TC3569. Shire green/tan leather. Tan top. Prepared for a little competition with bicycle fenders, and touted as • • • • • • • • a "home market car." Panels sported no dents, good chrome, engine had typical seepage but altogether a very straight ride. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,068. TCs seem to bring better money when tarted-up than when completely stock. This was a huge amount, really, but not surprising given other sales of visually trickedout TCs we've seen. #391A-1949 BENTLEY MARK VI Convertible. Body by Park Ward. S/N 813LEY. Silver metallic, blue/gray leather. Tan canvas top. RI-ID. In need of cosmetic attention. Hard starting as well. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. People don't want to buy projects at auctions, they want to buy dreams. Dreams that start, anyway. #635-1951 BENTLEY MARK VI 4-door Sedan. Body by Park Ward. S/N B54MD. 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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ worked. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,588. Right money for a car that will do nothing but empty your wallet. #336-1953AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/4 Road- ster. S/N 1B219286. Red/black leather with red piping. Black top. Fold-down windscreen. • • • • • • • • Older amateur restoration, which is what the model merits. Extra trim and options were kept to a minimum. Owned by an enthusiast, not a dealer. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,200. Strangely enough, we 've seen a couple of these sell recently, and $5K is all the money. GERMAN CARS #372A-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980457500327. White/red soft trim and good, but not perfect, chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,840. On the money for this relatively unloved car. #156A-1970 TRIUMPH GT6+ Coupe. SN KC81159L. Burgundy/black leather. Rubber weatherstripping starting to crack and split, Chrome starting to show a little acne from being at least a few years old. Odometer shows 62,600 miles, turned back or over once or more. Undercarriage ready for a major cleaning. Painted wires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,540. These primitive Healeys seem to percolate in the $18K - $24K range, unless they are exceptional pieces. This was a fair price. #612A-1953 MG-TD Roadster. SIN XPAG26454. Butterscotch/tan leather. Black econo radio antenna added to the ambiance of sports car living on a budget. Pitted chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,665. I think these are cute, but every time I think about buying one, Stan Huntley, who used to traffic in them, threatens me with bodily harm if I do. "They're one of the worst cars ever built," he says. "I made thousands selling parts for them." Enough said. #648-1971 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S Coupe. SIN XA2S2272880A. Red/black top. Older restoration showing a few dings and nicks from appreciative use. Ready for the road, but not the concours. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,875. Far more car than the TC that brought $16K more. Not that TDs are exactly roadburners. This was fair money, maybe even a little cheap. #644-1959 JAGUAR MARK IX 4-door Sedan. S/N NC29178. Light gray metallic/ black leather. Orange-peel paint and tired leather. RHD. Solid refinishing with all the proper S parts, still wearing original UK plates. Some front panel alignment problems, but it ran when told to. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Right-hookers can be a tough sell in the US. Bid was fair enough. FRENCH CARS interior. NASCAR chrome, or at least the pits were there. Needed everything to be perfect, and was wearing assigned number issued by North Carolina. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. These are huge, horrible lunkers with no redeeming values unless you need a place for your relatives to sleep when they come to visit. Where will the seller get more? #368-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS Coupe. S/N DBSV810100LC. Light green metallic/ medium green leather. Well-maintained original paint, showing some wear from washing, tight 50  #325-1958 RENAULT DAUPHINE GORDINI 4-door Sedan. S/N C17940315N. Black/creme pleated leather seats. Sunroof. tone light blue, white/creme leather. Dark blue top. Older paint and apparent use. Undercarriage not detailed. Lower body panels had unusual lumps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,000. Handsome color combination helped bring strong money. #645A-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 113044100047894. Dark plum/black leather. Black top. Very well pre- Sports Car Market leather. Black soft top. Body looked straight with white paint but not top-of-the-line finish. Windshield lamination starting to bubble and top looked like a loose fit. No luggage or hard top with this package. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $195,700. Strong money for an SL roadster, especially without the hardtop. It usually takes a more perfect car to bring this type of money. However, prices of #2 300SLs have been moving up lately #339A-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S Convertible. S/N A1800308500462. Burgundy/tan leather. Tan top. Minor paint flaws and specks of dust in finish. Some abrasive agent had been used on the chrome. Sun visors showed some dirt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,625. About right for a 220. These cars are aging well, both in appearance and in performance, beingfreeway capable. #363A-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S Convertible. S/N 128620103502027. Two


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Cosmopolitan Motors, ”L,LC ANNOMM■1.AUTOMOBILES "We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian 1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder  MOIL 1957 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, 5-speed 1967 Alfa Romeo G.T. Veloce 1600, nice driver  1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport   1971 Alfa Romeo Kamm-tailed Spyder, green, driver 1979 Alfa Romeo Kamm-tailed Spyder, maroon, driver  1966Austin-Healey 3000/BJ8, Silverstone Blue, restored  1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, project  1963 Bentley S-III RHD, another fine example  1957 BMW 502 Sedan, project  1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1963 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron sedan   1969Alfa Romeo GTV, fully restored to dub concours condition . $17,000 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb, ex-NYC showcar, 48K original  $3,750 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver  $85,000 1971MBG GT, blue/tan, restored  $21,000 1972 MG Midget, running project  $15,000 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 el, Ivory/red, restored  $3,750 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 S.W.B., longterm owner, fact. sunroof .. $37,500 1959 Moretti Tour de Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored .... $3,500 1931 Plymouth PA Series, project  $27,500 1965 Porsche 356C, project  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0. Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 1351abordette 3-position drophead  1937 Delahaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar  1947 Delahaye 135MS, Graber Cabriolet  $650,000 1954 Rolls-Royce SilverWraith, H J. Mulliner Divided Limo  $5,750 1952 Singer SM 1500, roadster, unrestored  $5,750 1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  $11,500 1937Talbot Lago T-26 Record Concours drophead  $375,000 1974 Toyota Iand Cruiser,green/black, two owners  $115,000 1979 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe, over-maintained by ex-Sonic  $185,000 AIRCRAFT 1961 Fa.cel Vega Excellence, owned by Napoleon's offspring  1963 Ford Fairlane, 2 dr., extremely original  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1950Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter  1953 Jaguar XK 120 FHC, Ivory/black  1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet, project  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V  1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1600  1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, black/black  1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory  1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, red and restored  1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant  $125,000 Fully refitted, 3 in stock 1961 DKW 1000SP, Restored Roadster  1964 Eva Courier Coupe, fully restored  $75,000 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, named "High life" $6,000 1974 Riva 18.5' Super Rudy  $37,500 Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history. $22,500 $37,000 1958  Richardson 41'  ANTIQUE FURNITURE $18,500 $12,995 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs -Recently recaned, fullydocumented, pair  $175,000 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  $12,500 $18,500 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  $2,300,000 each WATERCRAFT $95,000 Twin 440s.  Cruises at 27 ins,  Art Deco head turner.  Expensive when new. 1954 Chriscraft 29', beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany speedboat  $17,500 "Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen. Restored. $7,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $110,000 $120,000 $48,000 $37,500 $17,500 White/red fiberglass. Very nice multipurpose Italian boat. Fast and practical. $22,000 $15,000 $11,500 1870 American dierrywood chamberpot. Excellent  1880 Restoration/ Federalist Parisian diairs, pair  $35,000 1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  $25,500 $1,895 1890 Parson's couch- restored  $7,995 ANTIQUE MILLWORK $13,500 The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevatorwith cut glass, beams, treads and bricks. VINTAGE WINES $49,500 $15,000 $2,500 $235,000 World class collection ofnumerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and odiervintage marques. BUGATTI ACCESSORIES $10,995 $38,000 $2,500 $12,500 $6,995 Dozens ofeariy and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork. AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) $42,500 TheRodinFoundationinVenice,Imly,hasendorsedtheseposthumousbronze castsfromRodin'soriginalplasuas.TheplastersaretheCanadianCultural Property ofthe Canadian Government, andlate in 2004, aftertravelling intemationallytoanumberofexhibitions,theywillremainonpemianent displayatthe"RodinPavilion" oftheMacIarrnArtCentreinOntario. Recognizedasthemostimponzitsculptorofthe 19thcentury, Rodiresinnovationsinformandsubjectinatterestablishedhisreputationasthethstmaster ofmodem sculpture. Today, at the beginningofthe 21stcentury,Auguste Rodincontinuestosymbolizethebeginningofa'NewAge". Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship of la Belle Epoque, an exhibition including 51 works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Curated by Weatherford Gallery Director Harry James Moody and David Weatherford of DRW Interiors, the exhibition will be on view from 2/5-4/15/2001 at the Weatherford GalleryinSeattle,Washington. $9,500 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of13ordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collectorwines. Old vintages to recent releases. FE RRARIANA $3,500 $1,803 $3,000 $2,500 • ALWAYS BUYING • We are experts in shipping. • We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206)467-65314P Fax(206)467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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SCM A I REPORT: KRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ sented, clean and straight, hard top included in package but not on car at the sale. Excellent weekend driver. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $26,500. Bid was enough. There are always plenty of these for sale, and for this amount, you might even find a better one. #317-1972 PORSCHE 911T Coupe. S/N 9112101109. Red/black cloth seats. Rough been applied professionally, with only minor leather. Sunroof. Repaint in original color had masking flaw. Driver's seat showed some wear and tear, but no rips or replacement. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,270. Porsche lovers have shunned these front-engined V8s. Their performance is irrelevant to their value. While this was cheap enough, repair costs on these supercars are extraordinary. Let's hope it goes another 50K miles before something breaks. #434-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL Convertible. S/N WDBBA48DXKA0961. Red/black leather. Black soft top. Fitted with • • • • • • • • in Pittsburgh" looked a little shaky at best, not to mention rear quarter and door alterations. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Owner wanted $115K. Be still my beating heart. $ 115K is what Daytona conversions done by someone you've heard of are bringing. If it wasn't an inebriated chandelier bidding, this car should have been sold in a New York minute at $90K. #379A-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT Coupe. S/N 0838. Red/black leather. Car was complete but showed some usage and mis- repaint with dust and dirt, weather seals from the factory starting to show age and splitting, front valance had scars from too many run-ins with high curbs. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,815. A car that clearly needs some love. If it runs out well and has no rust, this was a fair price. Buying a 911 without understanding the mechanical condition always entails some risk, and that is why cars presented at auction with service records or a knowledgeable owner nearby always bring better money #255-1980 PORSCHE 911 Coupe. S/N 91A0140237. Mustard yellow/black leather. Sunroof. Sporting Pennsylvania ID, car was both tops, an automatic and sporting 14,200 miles from new, car showed no signs of abuse but had no info as to where it was sold new, and where those 14K miles had been put on. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,960. This is a lot of money; let's hope the low miles were kind ones, and that the car was properly maintained during its mostly non-running life. #312-1991 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2 Cabriolet. S/N WPOAB091XHS1203. White/ aligned bumpers. Under the hood was au naturel, no touch-ups or attempts to conceal a working machine. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. A fair-enough bid for a true exotic. Perfect ones may hit $80K, but drivers like this stop short of $50K. #154-1974 DE TOMASO PANTERA Coupe. S/N THPNPT07295. Yellow/black leather. Claims of being owned by Ford exec cleaner than most considering the nearly 71,000 miles on the clock. Seals around glass had been replaced and panels looked straight. No apparent rust despite East Coast heritage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,570. Fair price. These later cars were not prone to rust, and 71K really isn't a lot of miles fora well-taken-care-of 911. #388A-1984 PORSCHE 928S Coupe. S/N SPOJB0920ES8608. Copper metallic/tan dark red blue leather. Dark blue top. Claim of being a 148-mile original car looked correct. Carried current Pennsylvania registration. No signs of use or abuse. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $24,720. Every C2 through late 1991 production had a series offactory defects, including a faulty cylinder head sealing system and a faulty clutch and flywheel, so that driving this car may cause $6K-$8K worth of engine repairs. No bargain. Fair money for an unloved 911. ITALIAN CARS #188A-1967 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 Conversion Convertible. S/N 17623. Red/tan effects kit. Claims of being a prototype had this car sold at $30K, but it was kicked by bidder when no documentation was provided. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. When will sellers learn to stop making claims they can't substantiate? In today's society, they're just asking for a lawsuit. leather. Black top. A/C. The chassis looked right, the ID plate and engine were proper, but the conversion of this car by "some guy 52 #307-1984 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spyder. S/N WPOABO91CHS1203. Red/black leather. Dark blue top. Wear and tear kept to a minimum. Some natural chemical breakdown of a few components noticed in the soft trim. Top replaced in 1994, still looked fresh. Hard start- Sports Car Market lacked documentation. Front fascia a little wavy, interior trim needed some touch-up, smoking on start-up. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Owner wanted $30K, but high bid should have been enough. #180A-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Coupe. S/N 22845. Red/black and red leather. Ground


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE sure, but down nonetheless—for the foreseeable future. Condition is everything with these cars. #190A-1987 FERRARI 400iA Coupe. S/N 66979. Black/black leather. Paint showed lots ' TLA TI CITY Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ing even when warmed up. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,850. These cars are valued on condition alone, with nice cars like this around $5K$6K, and beaters at $3K or less. They're never going to increase in value, so should just be driven, enjoyed and then thrown away. #383-1984 FERRARI 308 GTS QV Targa Coupe. S/N 52381. White/tan leather. Blacktop. Dull original paint needed some TLC. 1 of specks—not factory. Dash top cover warping in center and stress crack noted around front fascia. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Huge money offered; could easily have been sold. These are $20K - $24K cars, especially the automatics. JAPANESE CARS #324-1971 DATSUN 240Z Coupe. S/N HLS3025066. Orange/black vinyl. Replated •  , ..  ,-.....nt_ --- IF ,  i, ai,„„ ,,,-n,: , "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Showed 24,000 miles but pedal wear gave impression there may have been more than that on this example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,850. This is about right for a QV in average condition. While a lot ofcar for the money, their value isn't going to go anywhere but down— slowly to be Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available www.classic car scorn EWE BUY CARS) ( ALFA ROMEO TZ1  ( TALBOT LAGO T26 ) (  PORSCHE 935  )  M.M. BARCHETTA LANCIA Gr. 5  ( ELVA BARCHETTA ) ( JAGUAR XK 120 )  (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS)  ABARTH OT HISTORIC RACE c JUNE 2001 e 01 bob@classicscars.com Mairallne


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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE ATLANTIC CITY NJ chrome, replaced rubber window strips, new vinyl inside. Clean top and bottom, but freshness was missing for mint condition. Driver for fun. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,326. Exactly what this car is worth. AMERICAN CARS #375A-1952 CHRYSLER-GHIA D'ELEGANCE Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N 321953. Burgundy/black leather. Had been on $41,200. Its gratifring to see these big-engined Dodges start to bring decent money. usually, they are completely vanilla, but underneath, true early muscle cars. #103-1965 PONTIAC GTO Convertible. S/N 237675B118116. Burgundy/white vinyl. the market for some time before being sold at Barrett-Jackson three weeks earlier for $334,800. Needed undercarriage detailing back then, and still did at this sale. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $270,300. We are told that the new owner sold the car again within a week. If only cars could talk, what stories they would have to tell. #398-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. SN E57S104050. Blue and white/ white vinyl. Tan top. Sporting spinner wheel White top. 389 4-barrel. Very good restoration, not perfect. Undercarriage undercoated rather than detailed. No ripples or unsightly damage visible. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Not an unfair bid, especially for a 4speed car Be wary of buying any GTO that doesn't clearly carry proof that it is not a Tempest, and that it was born with the powertrain options currently in the car These are easier to fake than Alfa SZs. #171A-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194376S102801. Silver metallic/ black leather. Awarded "Top- Flite" by NCRS covers, car was a very sharp restoration. Color was not original regardless of seller's claim. Also claimed to be factory fuelie with rebuilt unit included in the trunk. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $62,058. A lot of "claimed to be's " on this car, brought a high price nonetheless. #157A-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N J595102508. White/red vinyl. White soft top. Spinner wheel covers, car in 1989. Time had taken toll on trim and freshness. Turbine wheels and pipes looked clean. This car ready to put into service rather than judging. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $61,000. Once a restored car has lost its edge, it loses value big time as well. It can never befresh again without a total redo. Bid was more than fair #333-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE GTX Hardtop. S/N RS23L71171454. Dark green/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Power win- was a driver. Some stress cracks spotted around windshield and near engine bay. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,500. Fair enough bid. #363-1962 DODGE POLARA 500 Hard- top. SN 5422164599. Tan/tan and blue vinyl. Max-Wedge V8 with Cross-Ram dual 4-barrels. Older restoration under hood showed some wear and tear, factory documentation backed up current configuration. Strong-sounding engine brought avid bidders. Cond: 2. SOLD AT 54  white stripes/blue vinyl. Black vinyl top. Gone through from top to bottom, front to back. Lots of toys, including factory air. Soft trim was a little loose. Fresh seepage under hood. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. These are great cars, however you must be sure you've got a real, numbers-matching one before you shell out the big bucks. And $25K is big bucks for a Z-28. #216-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Coupe. S/N 124379N614757. Orange with • • • • • • • • dows and seats. Dashboard and C-pillars showing starting of crunchy metal problems. Complete and running, but needing further cosmetics. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Bid was high enough for a car without any distinguishing characteristics. #133-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 Coupe. S/N 124378N417758. Blue metallic with white stripe/black vinyl. Several-year-old restoration starting to show problems. Stress cracks on rear pillars and other repaired areas exposing their existence on rear quarter panels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,888. The 396-ci, 375-hp engines could literally twist theframes on these cars when you put the hammer down. Assuming all the numbers check out, this was a fair price. #189-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER Rif Coupe. S/N J523J0E105545. Purple, white stripe/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Car looked great. ID numbers took 100 cubic inches from the 440 the car has in it today (originally 340 V8). Great for cruising, not for investing or seeing big money. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,355. Money enough for another "badger "American cars are so easy to swap engines on that one sometimes wonders why they all don 't have huge V8s. #SPL-1-2000 MERCURY BARRISCOUGAR 2-door Station Wagon. Gold metallic with wood side trim/leopard skin print seats. Stock engine. Car had lots of Barris Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS CAVALLINO ous buyers were in attendance, but the energy level in the room was low and the billfolds stayed closed. Coupled with this was poor preparation on the part of several consignors. Multiple cars managed to raise more eyebrows than hands as unfinished and non-running autos begged for bids. touches to conceal its origins. Great for the show floor, doubtful on the go floor. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $30,900. Have the only one at your next car club picnic. Just watch out for the Taste Police. BONHAMS &BROOKS Bonhams & Brooks Cavallino Classic West Palm Beach, FL January 20, 2001 Auctioneer: Robert Brooks Number of automotive lots: 27 Number of automotive lots sold: 11 Sale rate:40.7% Sale total: $4,148,000 High: Lot #174, 1972 Ferrari 312 PB Race Car, sold for $1,450,000 including buyer's premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on first $50,000, 10% thereafter Report by Steve Ahlgrim Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin. W May, 2001  hile Barrett-Jackson and RM wreaked havoc upon the Arizona desert, Bonhams & Brooks staged their first annual high-end auction in Florida. Taking place nearby the comfortable Lake Worth in West Palm Beach and surrounded by numerous car-related events, the atmosphere for the Cavallino Classic was ripe for success. The auction itself, unfortunately, failed to impress. A number of key lots were withdrawn, most notably the 1996 Ferrari 333 SP that was estimated to fetch close to $700,000. Of the remaining cars, a number of high-quality racers sat in the showroom, but many failed to rev up enough interest to find a new home. There may be a tendency to interpret the low sales rate as a change in the economy but that could be a mistake, especially as other sales seem to be insulated from the market maelstrom. The low sales rate is probably most attributable to the auction schedule overlapping the Concours at the nearby Cavallino Classic event. Concours entrants, judges and most spectators were still at the Concours while the auction was running. A few dealers and seri- color combo. Gorgeous wood trim interior. Huge doors were sagging, damaging paint in jambs. Driver's sill plate showed damaged, otherwise car was near-perfect. Catalog cautioned there's a sister car in Italy with same S/N and indicated car may have been renumbered. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. Another car with stories. There are specialists in England and Italy who love to make one, two or six vintage Alfas out of one chassis, and the copies are turning up more frequently. Buyer beware. #172A-1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA 2-door Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 12. Red/ black leather. RHD. A nice but "nothing special" car. May have been important, but it wasn't The Cavallino Classic is a first-class event and it brings some of the biggest high rollers to an area where extravagance is expected. This auction could be a great addition to the weekend, provided it finds a better time slot and more convenient location, closer to the Classic. (Next year the Classic will be held the weekend after Barrett-Jackson, removing a major conflict.) Unfortunately, most of those slots are already taken by Cavallino events and private parties. B&B claim they'll be back—let's hope they learn from this year's mis-step . —S. A . ITALIAN CARS #166-1931 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GTC 2-door Coupe. SIN 10101423. Blue-gray, black/blue cloth. Odo: 2,510 km. Attractive tial buyer, who, while bidding, is going through his "romance" stage? Not a good one. #170-1955 ALFA ROMEO 1900 SUPER SPRINT 2-door Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N AR1900C 02056. Dark red/gray leather, red piping. Big-dollar restoration in '90 by Epifani Restorations, used very little since. Tasteful and mildly exciting body style. Striking interior. Only strikes coming from missing air cleaner and some bubbling paint under brake reservoir from spilled brakefluid. Cond: I. SOLD AT $217,000. 1900 Zagatos have been making a comeback during the past twelve months. While this car (bought by a European SCM subscriber) was over the top in price, it was merely ahead of the market, not a crazy/ stupid amount. #164-1955 FERRARI 750 MONZA Sports Racing Spider. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 0502M. Eng. # 0502M. Dark red/black leather. RI-ID. Ex-Ernie McAfee/Temple Buell/Masten Gregory. Extensive and well-documented history. Car was rushed from Italy where it was undergoing a restoration. As a result, car wasn't quite complete. Engine still missing throttle linkage and couldn't be started. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $680,000. Another dumb presentation. Think what it cost to fly the car to the US, and it still wasn't finished. If I were B&B, I'd slap this consignor's wrist for failing to deliver a salable product. #159-1956 MASERATI 250F FORMULA ONE Grand Prix Car. S/N 2520. Eng.# 2520. Red/burgundy leather. Ex-Jose Froilan Gonzalez 10B. ii looking great. Paint, interior and detailing were all good, but it just didn't sparkle. Crack in left side of the split windshield. Chassis clean but not detailed. Good vintage race condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $480,000. Don't you wonder why a seller looking for $750K for a car doesn't bother to put it in top visual condition? What kind of message does this send to a poten- factory team/Stan Jones '59 Australian GP winner. While obviously restored at some point, this wasn't another over-restored old racer. Just the right amount of patina to make it appealing. Numerous stickers and badges showed owner enjoyed it at vintage events through Europe. Some minor flaws, but you'd want as-is. Cond: 55


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS CAVALLINO 2. SOLD AT $975,000. 250 Fs are superb examples of motoring history Oust ask Murray Smith, he'll tell you about his in seven different languages). Fair price. #171-1961 MASERATI TIPO 63 Motore Posteriore Sports Racer. SIN 63.002. White, blue racing stripes/blue cloth. A wonderfully busy creation, with pipes and frame tubes going everywhere. Very nice English restora- tion. Well done and not overly glossy. Just right for vintage events. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $475,000. The rear-engined Birdcages are only worth half as much as the front-engined ones. Market correct price. #175-1961 FERRARI 250 GT SERIES II 2- door Cabriolet. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 2099. Eng. # 2099. Metallic brown/brown leather. stripe. Ferrari 250 SWB replica built on 250 GTE chassis. Very nicely done and correct enough to fool most enthusiasts, but several items looked wrong and wouldn't pass the eye of knowlegeable Ferraristi. Lumpy window frames. Nice replica rather than spot-on counterfeit. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Another answer to a question no one seems to be asking these days. There is a replica/kit car convention each year on the East Coast; wonder if they have a Ferrari "continuation car/ fakey-doo" class, located next to the Fiberfabs and Bradley GTs. #173-1963 FERRARI LUSSO 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 5251. Eng. # 5251. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: • • • • • • • • #176-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C ALLOY 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 8051. Eng. # 8051. Black/black leather. Odo: 42,140 km. Lots of patina mixed with a little spray-can restoration. Attractive older paint nicely polished, but showing some age. Good interior except for tear in driver's seat. Clean engine compartment. Replacement headlight covers. Painted suspension. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $244,500. Very reasonable price, if not downright cheap, for an alloy-bodied 275. Along with SWBs and TdFs, these are a true gentleman's dual-purpose competition car #163-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 12687. Eng. # 12687. Black/black leather. Odo: 51,300 Cloth soft top, hard top included. Odo: 53,000 miles. Presentable condition, but would take a fortune to make any better. Older paint with cracks and chips, noticeable dent in nose. Decent chrome. Vintage-looking interior, funky synthetic carpet, shrunken dash leather, bad knee bolster leather, steering wheel needs refinishing. Recent $35K mechanical work including rebuilt engine and serviced transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $123,500. Spot-on price for a car that should only be driven and maintained, not restored. In the world ofopen V12 Ferraris, PF SII Cabs are relative bargains. #157-1962 FIAT JOLLY Open Runabout. Body by Ghia. S/N 850822. Coral/wicker. Fabric surrey top. Excellent condition throughout. 30,200 km. Outstanding restoration by someone who knew what they were doing. Excellent quality throughout. Proper screws and clamps. Rebuilder polished numbers off Borranis. Nicelooking period radio. Ready to show. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $140,000. With all the lumpy Lussos showing up on eBay for $90K, is this car really worth $50K more? In a heartbeat. Lussos are beautiful and perform well enough. And you'll eat up $50K refurbing mechanicals on a beater in a flash, forget about the paint. #161-1965 LANCIA FLAMINIA 2.8 3C SS 2-door Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 826232002060. Blue/orange-red leather. Odo: 24,000 miles. A true double-bubble Zagato miles. Funky chrome covers on oil filters. Plating fair. Chrome on rear bumper worn. Wrong hood pad. Vent window trim painted black to cover rust. Aftermarket alternator. Lots of detailing went into this car to make it look sharp, but underneath it was just an average example. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. The "Queen Mother" of Ferraris can offer superb grand touring, so long as you've got the funky rear suspension working right, and don't try to pretend you're in an SWB. For this car, bid was fair enough. #172-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIUFIA SV 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 4952. Great paint. Interior like-new. Perfect top. Ready to turn heads at the owner's favorite resort destination. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $34,500. Every high-end auction seems to have its obligatory Fiat or Renault Jolly which sells for crazy money Why should B&B/Cavallino be any different? Just don't try getting this kind of money by advertising in your local Auto Trader. #169-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2-door Coupe. Body by Wymondham Engineering. S/N 4643GT. Eng. #4643. Silver, black racing 56  design. Sound car with inexpensive, but not cheap, repaint. Not shabby, but not crisp. Windshield trim needed reset, dash was shrunk and right-side wheel trim rings were severely smashed. Thin carpet and poor trunk fit, but still decent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,500. Flaminia Zagatos have a much stronger following in Europe, where they are competitive in a variety of vintage venues, than in the US, where they always make up the back of the pack on our relatively long race courses. Fair price for the US market, might have brought another $5K in Europe. Red/black. Odo: 16,000 km. Exceptionally original Miura. Documentation supports SV designation. Lots of the right stuff. Unobtainable proper size rear tires, original stickers in engine compartment. Very good looking. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $140,000. The SV is really the ultimate Lamborghini for the raging-bull connoisseur. Somewhere in the $ 175K range would have been the right number for this car #158-1972 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SV 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 3673. Eng. #2236. Red with silver trim/black leather. Sports Car Market


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1.011.%1111.11.V CM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS CAVALLINO Odo: 40,128 km. Car carried SiN of an earlier crashed Miura to avoid taxes. Accompanied by documents that supported claim. Very clean and original looking. Excellent interior. Underside not detailed and gives away car's age. Car resides in South Africa, is not EPA and DOT approved and has questionable import status. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Reported sold post block in the $110K-$120K range. Think of the obstacles this poor car had to overcome to find a new home-changed S/1V, no import paperwork, tired underside. No wonder it took extra effort to get the deal done. Cars with stories are a tough sell today. #167-1972 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 8790. White/tan leather. Odo: 38,800 miles. Unmolested 2-owner S2 Espada with a few easily repairable problems. Recent respray was very good except hood had some paint checking. Interior in very good condition but suffering from cheap aftermarket carpet. Engine compartment dirty and lacked detailing. A day in detail shop would have made a big difference. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. PR-firm supremo Joe Molina 's dream can Espadas have almost no presence in the marketplace. They are grand to drive, but hugely expensive to maintain, and that's if you start with a good one. Not a car you want to own without a prepurchase inspection. #174-1972 FERRARI 312 PB Two-Seater Race Car. S/N 0890. Red with green accents/ #155-1973 FERRARI DAYTONA 2-door Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 17045. Rosso dino/tan leather. Odo: 10,058 miles. True red cloth. RHD. One of the stars of the auction. Extremely handsome and very potent. Minor scratch by cowl was the only thing separating this car from being perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,450,000. B&B had more active telephone bidders than they did live ones in the tent for this piece. Fair deal for buyer and seller both. 410 North Circle Drive Oaks, PA 19456 a 0. 666 .1966 610.6669422 www.pamotorcom info@pamotorcom AMERICAN CARS 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, NC, mint green/green, Sabre Wheels, parade boot  1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS. #4872, very nice car. $30,000 in receipts, books, tools, records. Sierra Blue/tan. $65,900. 1 1 7` - _  - - 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, fully restored, red/red-white, 348-4bbl, auto, P/S, P/B, superb  1962 Chevrolet Corvette, 2 tops, 327/340,4-speed, silver/red, www tires, nice older restoration  1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS, fully restored, receipts, white/black, 327/350, stick, 1 owner since '72  1973 Chevrolet Z28 LT, 2-owner, CA car, 350, 4-speed, P/S, PDB, tilt, spoilers, deep blue/black  1937 Cord 812 Phaeton, maroon/maroon, external exhaust, driver quality, very presentable  1930 Ford Model A Coupe Deluxe, rear spare, vent wings, stone guard, Tan/black fenders, wires  1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod rdstr, all steel, full fendered, fresh, 350/350, rumble seat, Plum/Cream  1968 Ford Mustang, 1 owner, 65k miles, red/black, 289, auto, P/S, PDB, NC, orig. window sticker  1970 Plymouth GTX, 440/4, pistol grip, super Trak Pak, console, buckets, gauges, P/S, PDB  SPORTS/EXOTIC/EUROPEAN  1961 Ferrari 250 PF Cabrio, #2047, red/black, Series II, fully restored, Borranis, one owner 24 yrs  1 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, red/black, CA car, well restored, Borranis, tools, lovely throughout  1955 Jagauar 140 Roadster, frame off restoration, red/tan, leather, chrome wires, matching numbers  1961 Jaguar Mk 11 3.8L, stick, OD, gray/maroon, chrome wires, mechanically rebuilt, nice driver  $179,500 $165,000 $47,500 $17,900 1966 Jaguar XKE Roadster, 23,000 orig. miles, white/black, all original, documents, books, restored  $55,000 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe, 43k miles, fact. sunroof, Baiche luggage, twin spares, blue/tan  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, well restored, red/black, chromed wheels, detailed  1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet, Green/tan, new leather, paint, chrome, mechanical service  let. 35,000 miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, 1989 Porsche Speedster, red/tan, 5,000 miles, no paint work, as new, 1 owner, all books & records  $9,000 recent service. Red/black, 1989 Porsche Turbo Cabrio, Venetian Blue/Linen leather/Navy top, 5,800 miles, as new, 1 owner  1969 Rolls-Royce MPW, convertible, Champagne/tan, fresh top and interior, nice wood, 53k miles  1984 Rolls-Royce Spur, one lady owner, Royal Blue/Parchment, 25k miles, books, records, tools  This is only a partial inventory, please call for a complete list. 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabrio- 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC, very good, fresh paint and service, light metallic green/Saddle  1958 Porsche 356 D Roadster, 2-owner, CA car, black/black, very rare, fresh service, no rust  Zebra wood. $31,000.  May, 2001  $79,500 $159,900 $39,900 $8,500 $36,000 $63,500 $61,500 $37,500 $35,000 $32,500 $35,000 $32,500 $14,900 $16,900 $79,500 $14,900 $45,000 $8,900 $24,900 factory-built Daytona Spyder. Very good original paint. Very good interior with minor dye touch-up. A good reference car for originality, but not a concours contender. Dino red (orange) color didn't help. A neither-world car: not crisp enough to show but too few miles to drive. Reported sold for $349,650 at '98 B-J. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $376,500. Factory Spyders seem to percolate in the $325,000$400,000 range. This price just reaffirms this. #168-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4-A DAYTONA Competition 2-door Berlhietta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 2. Red/black leather with blue inserts. Odo: 32,000 km. Ex-NART Daytona 24-hour winner. A true Ferrari-built race car with exceptional provenance. Beautifully refinished exterior with the original raceworn interior. Mechanical integrity was proved with two-track use just before auction. Ready for Shell Historic Ferrari Challenge. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $1,100,000. As high-end events finally begin to throw out all the fake 1965 Cobra #CSX 2543. 289, rack & pinion car, Halibrands, Webers, side exhaust, roll bar, weather equipment, great. $149.000. 1986 Morgan Plus 8. Outstanding 14,000 miles, Carmine Red/black wings/ red interior. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA ...%%%111 .% Daytona Group 4 Comp cars, if you want to play, you're going to have to have the real thing. And the real thing is going to cost you somewhere north of $1.2m these days. #151-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS 2-door Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. SiN 06470. Metallic emerald green/tan leather. Odo: 55,682 miles. A nearly perfect 246 GTS. Flares and will want to freshen this one up before showing off his new prize. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Alfa F-1 cars are really great bargains these days, so long as you understand that the purchase price is really only a down payment on what it will cost to campaign one. Bid was not unreasonable. #152-1985 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 2-door Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 12798. White/red leather. Odo: 26,000 km. Euro Countach imported before McCormick Auctions aim Springs, CA February 24-25, 2001 Auctioneers: Gene Ratcliffe Number of automotive lots: 307 Number of automotive lots sold: 195 Sale rate: 63.5% Sale total: $2,841,825 High: Lot # 185, 1996 Bentley Azure convertible, sold at $201,600, including buyer's premium. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% Report by Chip Baldoni Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin. chairs with documentation supporting authenticity of option. All the hard-to-find items, correct Michelin XWX tires, correct outside mirror, correct tag frame, complete owner's pouch and even the correct brand antenna. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,000. Featured in last month's Mini-Profile. An auction veteran that finally found a new home. Many Dinos have been brought backfivm the dead—this appears always to have been a good one. #160A-1978 FERRARI 308 GTB Michelotto Competition Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 21883. Red. A true Michelotto-built race car. A well-known car in Lambo built a federalized version. High horsepower Euro motor and small Euro bumpers. DOT and EPA releases. Side skirt kit was probably not original. A clean, well-kept car that looked sharp. The clutch was replaced "25 km ago," which is important considering it is a $5K job. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Countaches, like Testarossas, are simply not in the 'flavor-of-the-decade club." When new, they were the definitive image car of the '80s. Now, like Farrah Fawcett, they just look overdone and even a little silly. Fair enough bid. #153-1991 FERRARI F40 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 90183. Red/red W Northeast club events. Fair paint, unpainted hood, worn interior but no indication of serious abuse or accidents. Reportedly offered by the owner of Algar Ferrari with a fresh engine by Algar. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $82,000. One of the very few 308s eligible for the Ferrari Historic Challenge, this would have been a bargain at full estimate ($120K). Simply the cheapest car eligible. Some Challenge drivers drop more over a race weekend than this car got bid to. #154-1983 ALFA ROMEO 183T Formula One Single-seater. S/N 183/01. Marlboro white, red. A used Formula One car waiting for a new owner. Looks complete except for the seat. Chipped and scratched paint was full of orange peel. The new owner 58  fabric. Odo: 2,509 miles. A like-new F40. Unusual steering wheel spacer, which owner claimed was a factory option. F40 on rear spoiler was painted yellow, which was not original or an option, but looked nice anyway. Tubi exhaust. US car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. There is a great and mysterious difference between US and European F40s. A US F40 in the US will retail at about $300K, but Euro cars at auction seem to bring in the low $200K range, perhaps because Euro cars are often well-used. isportscarmarketcom hen friends who are new to collecting ask us, as they invariably do, "what would be a good first auction to go to," it's easy for us to recommend a Keith McCormick event. We've attended enough of them over the years to have observed a consistency in their approach that works well for sellers and buyers both. There always seems to be a reasonable array of cars available, from under $3,000 "maybe it's a bargain" sports cars to $75,000 "let's head for the concours" American icons. Keith, his charming wife Desley and his entire team work very hard to present a friendly atmosphere. That's not to say that you, the buyer, couldn't make a mistake and end up with a bad car—like most small auctions, McCormick doesn't do much verification of seller's representations (but then, neither do some of the largest auctions, either). As a buyer, you still have to perform your due diligence, looking over cars you are interested in and hopefully finding the owners and getting them to tell you their stories, as well as starting and running their cars for you. However, in our experience, you're likely to find cars at McCormick that are coming directly from an owner's garage, rather than one snapped up at a dealer auction, fluffed and buffed and slammed across the block. And for sellers, so long as your car is properly prepared, starts easily, doesn't smell like it has been underwater for a few months and is priced realistically, the chances are it will sell. Not for a record-breaking price, perhaps, but surely for as much as you might have gotten in the local Auto Trader, and without all the hassles of every tire-kicker in the world ruining your weekend with either missed appointments or tedious test drives. Next time you're in Palm Springs, drop by a McCormick auction. You'll enjoy it.—ED. Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA ENGLISH CARS #176-1961 JAGUAR MARK II 3.4 4-door Sedan. S/N KG51658. Maroon/black with sheepskins. Odo: 55,439 miles. Sunroof. 27,668 miles. Doors don't sit flush, but otherwise well presented. Chrome weak on bumpers. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. Huge money offered for a less than spectacular car #231-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8 2-door Convertible. SN HEJ8L28404. Black/ black. Black top. Odo: 83,597 miles. Dual Odo: 45,374 miles. Dual carbs. Chrome weak on both bumpers. Engine could use detailing. Chrome weak overall. Paint looks okay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,300. Two years ago, this would have been a $20K car His have continued to gain in value. In today's market, this was a slightly high, but not crazy, price. #303-1972 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 2-door Convertible. S/N 6K15524L. Maroon/black. White hard top. Odo: 53,341 miles. Poor over- Metallic paint has miscellaneous chips throughout. A member of the "British Racing & Sports Car Club." Could be a #2 with a good paint job, but looks good from 10 feet away. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. The 3.8L is really the one enthusiasts are looking for The fourspeed is a plus, as are the wires. But in this overall condition, the bid was more than fair #161-1963 JAGUAR IKE 2-door Convertible. S/N 879336. Blue/black. Blue top. Odo: carbs. California black plates. Door windwing rubber torn. Left door poorly aligned. Front bumper scratched. Grille has sanding marks on it. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Big Healeys can bring $35,000 and more, but only if they are very, very nice. This was a morethan-fair bid. #244-1969 JAGUAR XICE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1R8866. Green/black. Black top. all paint. Interior well worn out. Missing steering wheel center emblem. Chrome tired overall. Front hood paint checking. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,470. If in fact you "get what you pay for "I would be afraid. Very afraid. Unless it was going to a sculpture garden. Of course, maybe it 's perfect underneath, and this was the buy of a lifetime. Maybe. #316-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 4-door Sedan. S/N SRX19794. Platinum. Odo: 5,272 miles. Montana license plates. Has snow, rain, hail and sleet markings, oil spills on roof (from truck transporter). Filthy engine compartment. Could be a #4+ with a PASSPORT mow 11. rim   MN  =la INN ■111. ■11/11I  1970 C assic rnI Speciaii 1-800-325-4267 www.PassportTransport.com May, 2001  59 Enclosed Auto Transport Since 1970 • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Special event services fax: 314-878-7295 Air=os-vm■-■ or= mwm. ■INPV A FedEx Custom Critical Company PASSPORT TRANEKT:7;:‘ PASSPORT TRANSPORT 2001 Cars SLI--e de livered anywhere in the USA°


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA good wash job. Couldn't see paint through the dirt. Most people laughed at condition of this car. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $9,345. Half:full view: spend $1,000 on a good detail, and you've gotten a great deal on a famous luxury car Half-empty view: yourfirst visit to the mechanic leaves him planning on sending his children to a private school. #228-1976 MG MIDGET 2-door Convert- ible. S/N GAN6UG180271. Orange/black. Black top. Claimed 15,000-mile car, but brake Whale tail. Lowered 1 inch. Very clean car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,300. Fair price for buyer and seller both, assuming the car is in decent condition (which may be assuming a lot, given the type of "big foot/small brains" owners that many 930s have had.) IRISH CARS pedal pad and floor mats are worn differently. All original paint and interior. Aftermarket Weber carbs, headers and distributor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,300. Surprisingly strong amount for what should really be viewed as a microcar, given today 's propensity towards 2-ton SUVs. #185-1996 BENTLEY AZURE 2-door Convertible. S/N SCRZK14C3TC5361. Black/light tan. Odo: 17,082 miles. All original, super clean. A lot of lookers in the 55-65 age group. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $201,600. The perfect Palm Springs car And just wait—in five years, we'll see McCormick sell it again for $100,000. And we'll write the same thing. And then in 2010, when it down to $50K, we '11 say, "look rich for cheap." Nice to be able to tell the future. GERMAN CARS #394-1987 BMW M6 2-door Coupe. S/N WBAEE1406H25601. Blue/white. Odo: cracked. 14" Eagle GT tires cracking. Front bumper not aligned with front fenders. I found many steel wool shavings along the perimeter of this car, perhaps from a recent polishing with a Brillo pad. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,030. This is the kind ofmoney that ragged DeLoreans bring at auction. The club says they get $30K for brilliant ones, and we believe them. But we've never seen one bring much more than $14K at auction, no matter how special. ITALIAN CARS #178-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA 2door Coupe. S/N THPNNK06413. Red/black. Texas car that claims 38,000 miles. Power overspray in door jambs. Paint on door handle rubber. Headlight bezel chrome pitted. With minor detail, could be a #3. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,725. The "Graduate" was the base level Alfa Spider of these years, with vinyl seats, no A/C and disc wheels. As they grow longer in the tooth, they become more uneconomical to own, especially compared to a Miata. Fair price. #179-1988 FERRARI MONDIAL 2-door windows. Transaxle detailed and painted red with engine red. A/C. Paint beginning to look a little tired. Interior has that 1970s smell. Cond: 60  Coupe. S/N ZFFX021A6J00746. White/tan. Odo: 10,600 miles. Window sticker new $77,350. Low miles. Very clean interior. Sunroof. Good panel fit. Looks very good in and out. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $33,500. Personally, I think Mondial coupes are bargains these Auction Reports continued on page 81 Sports Car Market #292-1982 DELOREAN GULLWING 2-door Coupe. S/N SCEDT26T5CD0106. Stainless/gray. Odo: 14,640 miles. Dash headlights. Multiple layers of paint around window rubbers. Many miles (for a Ferrari) and looks like it. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Will never, ever; ever be worth a penny more, and will probably be worth quite a few pennies less in the foreseeable future. #152-1984 FERRARI 400iA 2-door Coupe. S/N ZFFEBO1B0000472. Black/tan. Odo: 27,114 miles. Gray market. Minor chips on 9,514 miles. Interior still smells new. Sunroof. Has been in a time warp for 14 years. Claimed actual miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,550. These are great cars, and the high price made by this 14-year-old car is a testimony to that. New owner got an $80,000 car for less than half price. #187-1988 PORSCHE 930 TURBO 2door Coupe. SN WFOJB0931JS0502. Guards red/tan leather. Odo: 58,683 miles. Sunroof. miele.11.1%%1V. 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Super Panteras can get to $40K, but 'just cars" are generally in the $20K - $25K range. At least the mechanicals are cheap to redo. Bid was on the low side. #414-1981 FERRARI 400iA 2-door Coupe. S/N 34985. Blue/tan. Odo: 67,603 miles. Sanding marks on left fender. Stress cracks around left fender. A typical 27,000-mile Ferrari with some minor use. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. All the money for a 400i, especially with an automatic. They are destined to be the 308 GT4s of the V12 world. #390-1986 ALFA ROMEO GRADUATE 2-door Spider. SN ZARBA5413610438. Red/ black. Black top. Odo: 69,716 miles. Primer


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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe (993 C4S) Odometer: 22,123 miles Exterior color: Arena red Interior color: Medium Gray Leather Equipment: 6-cylinder 3.6-liter engine. 6-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, dual air bags, leather interior, dual power seats, power sunroof, alloy wheels, A/C, PS, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD. Condition: Using the traditional rating system of 1 to 5 for vintage and/or collector cars (1, mint/show/perfect/ as-new; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough), this car is in #2 very good condition. Exterior: Superior visual appearance. Paint is #2, as is glass, exterior hardware, grommets and seals. Front bumper/grille is loose and not connected to fasteners, indicating possible accident and/or previous body work. Tires high #2; three of the alloy wheels are ruined, also indicating an accident. They should be replaced, not repaired as attempted. Driver's door opens 4 inches farther than the passenger door, reinforcing impression car has been in accident. This left door stop strap mount has been welded and painted. Interior: Immaculate and high #2 throughout except for driver's door, which is not correct. Trunk compartment: Immaculate. Engine compartment: Also immaculate. Undercarriage: Inspection reveals some sort of previous accident. Front right strut replaced. Appears that attempt has been made to adjust front toe alignment with crude tool—pliers? Car should have front-end alignment. Rear brake sensors are hanging loose. Plastic cover panel to lower left control is missing. Engine protector cover has missing and damaged fasteners. Left rear parking brake cable has damage (outer case cover cracked near wheel and rusty inside). Front bumper/grille loose and not connected to fasteners. Oil leak in cylinder 3 at cam tower. Brakes and belts need servicing or repair. Mechanics: Not tested on streets or freeway. Starts and runs in place well. History: The 993 Carrera 4S, with its four-wheel drive, was the most expensive non-Turbo air-cooled serial production Porsche of its day. The S indicates its highly desirable Turbo bodywork that, combined with the final iteration of the air-cooled 911, makes for a desirable model. However, many enthusiasts prefer the two-wheel drive C2S, as it retains more of the traditional 911 feeling. Base value for this vehicle: $73,000 Less 20% for underside accident: $14,600 Appraised value: $58,400. SCM welcomes appraisals by  other appraisers.  Portions of appraisals presented here may  be modified for editorial purposes and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to 'Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. • May, 2001  Since one the We and car and Reno _ Mitch Silver our firm was founded simple goal: to be the best business. in collector widely We're sion now produce auctions throughout Canada. Our annual and our January auction recognized as being events. Our auctions have honest place to sell or in Silver proud of our track record. to buy or sell a collector Auctions first. Myrtle Billings, CALENDAR Beach, South Carolina Montana earned car, car. Hot August among buy a 1979, Silver Auctions has had car auction company the Western United States Nights extravaganza Fountain Hills, Arizona the nation's premier collector a reputation as being a fair When you're making the deciwe'd like you to think May Over All June 100 Coeur Jackson D' Alene, Idaho Hole, Wyoming Missoula, Montana Post Reno, Falls, Idaho Nevada Spokane, Washington Sun Valley, Idaho Fax OF EVENTS 19, 2001 50 bikes, all no reserve Harley Davidsons - 2, 2001 Cars Yellowstone Auditorium June 200 June 300 July 100 July 120 Hot 750 Hot Cars Coeur Teton the D ' Alene Resort Grounds 30 & July 1, 2001 Cars Village on the grounds of Mangy Moose Saloon 7, 2001 cars Missoula County Fairgrounds 14-15, 2001 Cars August Reno - Rod Cafe Race Track 2 - 5, 2001 Cars Sparks Convention Ctr. August Silver 250 Sun list of Cars For Sale available Contact Silver Auctions SILVER 2020 August Nights 18, 2001 100 Cars Auditorium September 1 -2, 2001 Cars Valley Lodge to sponsor Additional auctions COLLECTOR one week prior to each auction. an auction in your city are added often. 1-800-255-4485 N MONROE, SPOKANE, wvvw.silverauctions.com CAR AUCTIONS WA 99205 61 Roaring '20s 16, 2001 in in are .. • 0  — COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 ( - - , •, LIMUP).:1;) of


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 L  $24,000 $20,000 $16,000 $12,000 $8,000 $4,000 $0 1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991 1992 1993 • 1968-69 Ford Torino 1111 1970 Oldsmobile 442 0 1968-70 Plymouth Road GT Convertible  Convertible  (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  Runner Convertible This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* Errata SCM erroneously reported RM Auction results for the Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix, January 19, 2001 (April SCM) with the 10% buyer's premium added twice to the final bid. The correct sale prices, with buyer's premium included, are as follows: #60, 1967 Triumph Herald Convertible  #61, 1967 MGB Series I Roadster  #63, 1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe  #64, 1963 Chevrolet CERV II Roadster  #65, 1952 Allard J2-X Roadster  #66, 1959 AC Ace Roadster  #68, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 GT Coupe  #69, 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster  #70, 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409 Sport Coupe  #72, 1934 Ford V8 Roadster  #75, 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe  #78, 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Coupe  #79, 1965 AC Cobra "Dragonsnake"  #80, 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe  #81, 1948 Delahaye 135M Three-Position Cabriolet  #82, 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster  #83, 1947 Allard K1 Roadster  #85, 1971 DeTomaso Pantera Coupe  #87, 1937 Cord 812SC Convertible  #89, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster  #90, 1977 Ferrari 512 BB Coupe  #91, 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS Coupe  #93, 1933 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria  #95, 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I  #96, 1935 Duesenberg SJN Convertible  #99, 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe  #100, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Coupe #101, 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible  #103, 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Cabriolet  #104, 1931 Duesenberg J Convertible Victoria  #104A, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A #105, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster  62  $13,750 $14,300 $22,000 $253,000 $130,000 $38,500 $240,000 $264,000 $24,200 $50,600 $23,100 $126,500 $209,000 $95,000 $214,500 $220,000 $47,300 $18,150 $143,000 $236,500 $59,400 $37,400 $148,500 $671,000 $1,045,000 $253,000 $55,000 $33,000 $121,000 $478,500 $710,000 $115,000 #109, 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial DC Phaeton  #110, 1932 Ford Roadster  #111, 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe  #112, 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet  #115, 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible  #115B, 1950 Mercury Deluxe Convertible  #116, 1967 Ghia 450SS Convertible  #116B, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible  #118, 1952 Jaguar C-Type Roadster  #120, 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster  #121, 1937 Jaguar SS 100 2.5-Liter Roadster  #130, 1963 Jaguar XKE Roadster  #131, 1974 Jaguar XKE V12 Roadster  #136A, 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II Roadster  #138, 1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible  Sale total  Market comments for the RM report remain valid. $8,818,560 $134,200 $20,900 $72,600 $214,500 $70,400 $55,000 $27,500 $70,000 $850,000 $60,500 $132,000 $71,500 $57,200 $60,000 $110,000 The following corrections apply to the April, 2001 issue: In "Shifting Gears," page 6, we stated that the state of California had reneged on its 20-year rolling exemption for emissions test. That was incorrect. In California, vehicles built in 1973 and earlier are currently exempt from emissions testing. In 2003, a rolling 30-year exemption from emissions testing will apply. Further information may be found at www.smog check.ca.gov . In "Motobilia," page 20, the name Gerald Wingard should have read "Gerald Wingrove." The first sentence of the second-to-last paragraph of Porsche Gesprach, page 65, should have read as follows: "Expect to pay somewhere in the $60,000 to $70,000 range for a no-stories M-472 RSL, and $50,000 to $60,000 more for a similar condition M-471 lightweight." The correct rear tire size for the 1973 Carrera RS is 215/60, not 205/60 On page 46, a picture of a Ferrari GTC incorrectly accompanied the text for Lot #632.1, a Ferrari GTC/4. as stated. Finally, an update on the Ford GT40 reported sold at Barrett-Jackson for $432,000, page 55. The car is now officially listed as "Not Sold."• Sports Car Market In "Sheehan Speaks," page 25, the second sentence of the third-to-last paragraph should have read "Like you, 'I am not aware of a car selling for more at auction in recent years." 1994 1995 1996  1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Road Runner Olds 442 Torino GT The Twenty Year PICTURE Crude, Fast and Open 1968-69 Ford Torino GT, 1970 Oldsmobile 442, 1968-70 Plymouth Road Runner


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otobili One More To Go by Carl Bomstead Object: Combat L'Obstacle Mr. Bibendum Mascot—Lot #80 Auction: Bonhams & Brooks, Musee International de l'Automobile, Geneva, Switzerland Date: March 4, 2001 Estimate: $3,364-$3,654 Sale Price: $3,335, including 15% buyer's premium B  ibendum, the Michelin Tire Company logo, is now in his 103rd year and is undoubtedly one ofthe world's most recognized advertising symbols. His image, inspired by a stack of tires, was drawn by French artist O'Galop. His proper name, Bibendum, originated from an early poster where he was portrayed with a beer tankard. The poster was titled "Nunc est bibendum," Latin for "Now is the time to drink." The tires were ideally suited, so the story goes, to drink ROLLS-ROYCE & BENTLEY previous issues of SCM (Feb. 2001 and Oct. 1999). At their sale in Geneva on March 5, 2001, Bonhams & Brooks offered a third. Combat L'Obstacle places Bibendum in a boxing pose, and this example was in excellent condition according to the catalog. It sold for a touch below the low estimate of $3,364. A cigar-smoking example of BibendumProtege—was offered by Brooks (prior to their merger with Bonhams) at their Quail Lodge auction in August of 1999 and sold for $8,050. A slightly more modern example from the early '30s depicts him kneeling on a pedestal. This one sold on eBay in up all the problems of the road, be it water, nails or broken glass. Bibendum has been used in every conceivable format since, including four known versions of mascots. We have discussed two of the versions in worth? Both Protege and Combat L 'Obstacle are difficult pieces to find. Had they been offered in different venues, the pricing would likely have been far different. Both pieces are highly desirable, with Protege a bit earlier and more detailed. However, reverse the venues and the pricing might well have been reversed as well. Nickel - December of last year for $205, a number well below market value. Vintage Rally  ).11 CALENDAR  MAY 2001 Mille Miglia, 17-20. Will accept 370 cars built between 1927 and 1957. Contact: 011-39-0304-8093 (ITALY) Monterey NASCAR Challenge, 19-20. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327-SECA; www. laguna-seca.com mobile Races, 17-19. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/ 327-SECA (CA); vvvvw.laguna-seca.com Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 19. Contact: P.O. Box 1288, Carmel Valley, CA 93924; 831/659-1822; info pebblebeachconcours.net 9th Annual New England 1000, 20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com Wine Country Classics Historic Races, 19-20. Sonoma, California. Contact: www.searspoint.com ; 800/870-7223 (RACE) for tickets. JUNE 9th Annual BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar Rally, 7-10. Cars 25 years or older are desired, but exceptions may be made for late models in the spirit of the event. Contact: 206/323-0624 (WA); seacpn@ collegeplan.org SEPTEMBER London to the Himalayas, 1.4- and 1.7liter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.carnet.co.uk World Cup Rally 2001, 29-October 26. Forza Mille V12, 30-October 5. Open to any Ferrari or any V12 of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com NOVEMBER MTFCA Regional Tour, 25-29. The Long Beach Model-T Club, Catalina Island, California. The tour is limited to the first 50 cars. Contact: Tony Bowker, 619/ 789-3954, tonybowker@aol.com International Maserati Classic Rally, 28-July 1. The German Maserati Club is organizing this rally through the countryside surrounding Berlin. Contact: Walter Baumer, 51 Tiergarten St., 40237, Dusseldorf, Germany; (011) +49 211 683730 (GERMANY) AUGUST 28th Annual Monterey Historic AutoMay, 2001  63 4th Annual Texas 1000, 4-9. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Fordpowered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor. 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com For your complimentary listing in this directory, and display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts. 503/261-0555, fax 503/ 252-5854,e-mail:artdir@ sportscarmarket.com . EGL The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com ••  • • a V 11 ■• Quality Service Since 1960 COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION plated Bibendum mascot. Offered Considering the wide disparity in value between the three examples that have been offered, what are Michelin Man mascots A Bibendum mascot that has not appeared at auction recently is titled Scrutant I 'horizon and has the image of 01' Bib kneeling on a tire and shading his eyes as he looks to the horizon. If it appears at a major auction in the next year or so, what would an appropriate price be? at Pebble Beach, it would not be a surprise if it pushed $8,000, but at a lesser event it may not get half that amount. As in real estate, auctions are about location, location, location.• The piece offered on eBay in late December was an aberration as it was listed in an incorrect category and should have sold for close to $1,000. It is the most common of the four pieces but still appeals to a wide variety of collecting interests. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event!


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Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Porsche 911: Model by Model Author: Laurence Meredith Publisher: Crowood Press Size: 9" x 111/2" hardbound, 176 pages. Price: $44.95 Rating: Porsche fans Casual enthusiasts From the title, you'd expect this to be the story of the Porsche 911, with a careful analysis of the many changes and metamorphoses this evergreen design has undergone. Instead, it is an introduction to the marque as a whole, starting with Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, moving to the 356 and continuing with many pages devoted to models other than the 911. It tells bits of the 911 story written around a handful of cars that the author managed to borrow and photograph during an afternoon. The result is a chatty and derivative report that repeats previously available material, with much space spent away from the 911 topic entirely. My problems with the book started with the "Evolution" chart on the opening pages. Many vital milestones are missing and others are in error. The 1965 912 is noted as having the Super-90 engine but, of course, that engine ceased production in 1963. The lengthened wheelbase of the 1969 models is not mentioned; neither is the 2.7 production engine in 1974 nor the 3.0 911SC engine in 1978. However, the introduction of the 914, 914-6, 917, 924, 928, 944 and Boxster are all noted. The 911SC, an important model that ran for six years and had a large impact on the development of the 911, isn't listed. Think galvanizing the body in 1976 was important? It must not have been because it's not mentioned here. A brief section on the teething problems of the early 911s glosses over many of the issues and fails to mention serious axle shaft U-joint failures and consistent plug fouling. Rather than drive an example of the first 911S, the author merely quotes period road tests from Road & Track and Car and Driver, hardly the way to develop a fresh perspective. The author, Laurence Meredith, is clearly capable of far better work. He wrote Original 356, one of the best books available on the 356, which I highly recommend, especially compared to this mis-named compilation of fact, fiction and errors.—Jim Schrager 64  MODEL BY MODEL Laurence Meredith Book Reviews Corvette 427: Ratings:  is Best. Honda S2000 Practical Restoration of a '67 Roadster Author: Don Sherman Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 8" x 10" sofibound, 172 pages. Price: $29.95 Rating: Would-be restorers Casual readers If you are planning on restoring any type of car, this book should be required reading. The process Don Sherman details could easily be applied to any restoration. The advice he provides on project selection, planning, photographing, bag- ,,COrVette 427 j116. , ging and tagging, and record keeping are steps that can save countless hours and dollars if religiously followed. Sherman starts the project logically by determining what he wants as an end result, in this case a very presentable original car that could be driven and enjoyed. His next decision involves determining which parts of the project he can accomplish himself and—equally important—what he can accomplish in his limited work area. He outlines a step-by-step plan that establishes the order in which assemblies will be removed from the vehicle—which components will be sent out, which ones he will work on himself, where they will be stored, the order in which the work will be accomplished and so on. At first glance, the details may seem excessive but if you have ever turned a wrench on a restoration, you know planning pays off in the long run. There is a good chance that someone getting his hands dirty on a restoration is working with some budget constraints. If that's the case, the chapter "A Penny Saved is a Dollar Spent Elsewhere" is worth the price of the book alone. The author explains his logic on replacing, restoring or refurbishing items. He advocates buying the best available products and services when it comes to critical steps such as paint. "How to" books tend to over-simplify projects and Sherman's work is no exception. Nevertheless, this book's biggest asset is its thorough description of the restoration process. The error that most amateur restorers make in their initial enthusiasm is to begin disassembly without a clear vision of the entire project. Following Sherman's procedures and spending a little more time up front will save time later on. I wish I had followed his advice when I restored my 1948 Plymouth convertible and 1941 Packard.—Carl Bomstead Author: Daniel F. Carney Publisher: Motorbooks International Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 81/2" x 9 - paperback, 128 pages. Price: $19.95 Rating: Honda 2000 owners Casual enthusiasts You could write a book identical to Daniel Carney's Honda S2000 by following these simple steps: 1. Get close to the manufacturer's PR department and suck all the information you can from them. 2. Take a trip to the factory where you can get some more original materials and talk to knowledgeable engineers. 3. Collect comments from some big names. 4. Take the car for a weekend to develop some driving impressions—then start writing. The trouble is that not everyone can touch all four bases, and each one of them is mandatory in a worthwhile book. Not to disparage the genre: books like this will be essential documentation 20 years from now when people are beginning restorations. That perspective, however, reveals one of this book's weaknesses: a lack of detail about the things restorers will need to know, such as paint codes, fabrics, trim detail and factory maintenance recommendations. Further, while no one expects a book like this to be a workshop manual, the most likely reader, an S2000 owner, probably has more mechanical curiosity than this book will satisfy. Carney's research on the S2000 came up short on hard information. The first 35 pages of this 128-page book detail the history of Honda, with more motorcycle information than the target reader is likely to want. Another 21 pages at the back are devoted to comparisons with other convertibles, but is the buyer of an S2000 really considering a Miata, a ground-pounding V8powered Corvette C5 or a retractable-roof Mercedes SLK 320? Overall, this is a well-written account that details the S2000's development and includes some laudatory quotes from recognized authorities. Unfortunately, the author fails to adequately cover all the subjects necessary for making this book essential. If you're an S2000 owner, this book serves as a good introduction to the car. If you're not, and an evening's read is worth $20, you might find it interesting. —Pat Braden Sports Car Market


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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph Z 7 1952 Allard 12-X Chassis number: 2192 I f hot rods had been invented in England, Sidney Herbert Allard would have been their originator. In 1936 he built a successful trials machine from Ford and Bugatti parts. His 1949 National British Hill Climb Championship came in a loud and fearsome special with four rear wheels powered by a war-surplus V8 Steyr tank engine. The first postwar production models of the Allard Motor Company, founded in 1946, featured American Ford flathead V8s, more often than not fitted with Zora Arkus-Duntov's Ardun speed parts such as intake manifolds and cylinder heads. By the early 1950s, large American OHV V8s like Cadillac and Chrysler Hemis became available. In true hot rod fashion, Sidney wasted no time shoehorning these into his J2 and J2-X sports racing models. The first Cadillac engine obtained from the US was immediately installed into Allard's own J2 racing car that was entered in the 1950 Tour of Sicily and, in the same year, the 24 hours of Le Mans, where Allard finished third overall. The J2 and J2-X Allard models were also extensively raced in the US in the early 1950s, scoring road racing victories in the hands of such legends as Tom Cole, Erwin Goldschmidt and Fred Wacker over the latest Ferraris and Jaguars. Handling and braking deficiencies notwithstanding, Allards scored major overall race results at Le Mans, Monte Carlo, Watkins Glen, Pebble Beach and Sebring, where the J2s finished first and second in 1950. Obviously the American hot rod idiom "There is no substitute for cubic inches" was embraced by Sidney Allard. The Allard J2-X pictured here was originally purchased by two GM engineers who installed a water-cooled three-speed HydraMatic transmission. In its British Racing Green paintwork, this Allard truly embodies all of the best attributes of an early 1950s British roadster. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  The fact that this Allard is a true dualpurpose street car and track racer was recently proven when Dan Marsh won his race in it at Laguna Seca, drove the car to Pebble Beach, and was awarded the prestigious Monterey Cup. The car shown here was sold by RM Auctions Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  Market Review Buyer's Guide vices, rather like a sledgehammer on four wheels. The front suspension, consisting ofa split I-beam and coil springs, is in effect a swing axle. This causes notable camber on the front wheels, and has also caused more than one heart-stopping moment during vigorous cornering, sometimes followed immediately by an off-course excursion. Conversely, the DeDion rear end, with Allard quick-change differential and long radius rods to the chassis, did a good job of keeping the back end of the car planted where the driver desired. Along with challenging suspension behavior, the J2-X drum brakes are a bit deficient in bringing these beasts down from high speeds. But there was certainly no cause for complaint about the power on tap. Whether propelled by a Caddy 331, like this car, or a Chrysler Hemi, what the J2-X lacked in soothing chassis behavior it more than compensated for in sheer, flat-out performance. Because of all the power on tap, the driving technique consisted of aim-and-squirt, passing the more sophisticated machinery on the straights and letting them catch up—if they could—in the corners. 1952-54 83 $3,480 N/A $300 $45 Plate on firewall Top of engine block The Allard Owners Club, 10 Brooklyn Court, Woking, Surrey GU22 7TQ, England Kurtis K-500, Lister Chevrolet, Lister Jaguar  for $130,000 at the Arizona Biltmore on January 19, 2000. In my inspection notes of the car preceding the auction, I wrote that it was in #1 condition in all areas and that it sounded very hairy—hardly a surprise for a J2-X, but very satisfring mechanical music nonetheless. The presale estimate on this car was $150,000-$200,000. It was superbly presented and, as the catalog said, ready for road, track or concours. The Allard's nickname among racers and drivers is "The blacksmith's revenge" and the cars make no pretense toward highly sophisticated engineering. They are, in fact, somewhat crude but quite effective de- May, 2001  Allards enjoyed a substantial spike in value several years ago when they were the featured marque at the Monterey Historic Races. It seemed everyone wanted to take some kind ofAllard racing at Laguna Seca. Since then, price levels have settled back somewhat, with the J2-X and the even scarcer—and essentially as fast—J2-R models staying at the top of the pyramid. This car seemed a very fair buy for the money It was afresh, correct, no-expenses-spared restoration. The HydraMatic may have affected its value, but that 's a hard call to make since it was a period modification professionally done by GM guys. For an owner going vintage racing, it might actually serve as an advantage. The Xs put out so much power that the driver might be glad to have both hands free to wrestle the bellowing bolide around corners.—Dave Brownell (Historical data courtesy of auction company)• 65


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C nafig) (Datient By Gary Anderson  Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership What Does "SS" Really Stand For? D ear Mr. Anderson: With all the flurry of buying and selling of Rover and Land Rover by BMW and Ford last year, what has happened to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) museum at Gaydon, in England? We 're going to England this summer and heard they had a nice collection of MGs.—Christine Visnic, via e-mail Dear Mr. Anderson: Can I still get a production certificate for my British Leyland automobile from the British Motor Industry archives?—Sharon Ennt, via e-mail We're pleased to say that when the dust settled, everything at Gaydon was still in place. As you probably know, BMW sold Land Rover to Ford when it gave MG and the Rover Group to a collection of private investors. The Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon had been built on Land Rover property adjacent to its development center and test track, so there was some question about its future. Soon after Ford's acquisition, Bob Dover was transferred from his position as CEO of Aston Martin to become CEO of Land Rover, and was prevailed upon by the BMIHT board to become chairman of the Heritage Trust. When we talked to him in January at the Los Angeles auto show, he was very happy about his new responsibilities. As one of the great "car guys," he is already taking advantage of one of his perks by driving cars from the museum in historic events, such as the London to Brighton run for veteran cars. The museum is being broadened to include British marques that were not part of British Leyland, such as the English Fords. You can get information about visiting the museum at www.heritage.org.uk. All archive services are still available and they can provide production certifications for most Austin, MG, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Morris and other cars manufactured by the British Motor Corporation or British Leyland. You can get a production record certificate by either writing to the Archive Department (Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwick, England CV35 OBJ) or by e-mailing them at gbardsle@landrover.com . You need to 66  tell them the make of your car and its chassis number. They will research your car and send you a very nice certificate listing serial numbers, production dates, accessories, and shipping information for your car, if they have it on record. The cost of the service is $40 and you can pay by giving your credit card number and expiration date. Turn-around ranges from three to six weeks. Note, however, that this organization is separate from the JaguarDaimler Heritage Trust, so Gaydon can't help you with your Jaguar or Daimler. You'll also have to go to different sources for Rolls-Royce and Bentley. Dear Mr. Anderson: I recently read that the source of the "SS" of Sir William Lyons's first cars is a mystery. I always thought the dropped the "sidecar" from its name a few years earlier. Alternatively, it might have been a shortened form of "Swallow Sports" since the term "sports" was quite fashionable for smallproduction cars of the time with sporting bodies. The first public use of the new name appeared in Autocar, July 31, 1931. "SS' is the symbol adopted for a new car which will be put on the market in due course by the Swallow Coachbuilding Co., though at the moment it is still in the `unrevealed secret' stage." The headline of that article was "The SS and the Swallow—Specially Adapted Sports Type Standard." The Swallow Company went public as "SS Cars Ltd." in 1935. The first "SS Jaguar" models were introduced in 1935, with the most famous being the SS 100. During World War II, SS Cars did go back to making sidecars as well as other wartime conveyances. When civilian production resumed at the end of the war, the entire company was renamed "Jaguar" because of the unpleasant, Nazirelated connotations of "SS." Dear Mr. Anderson: You often mention reference books about automobiles, but I only recently became interested in British cars and it seems as if many of the great automobile books are out ofprint. Is there any way I can get some of them for my own library?—Brad Smith, St Louis, MO The mysterious "SS." initials were taken from Lyons 's original company, "Swallow Sidecars." I didn't realize that information was in dispute.—Jay Laifman, via e-mail Quoting from Andrew Whyte's marvelous book Jaguar: The History of a Great British Car (Patrick Stephens, Cambridge 1980), which has a foreword by Sir William, "What `SS' actually meant was something between [Sir John] Black and Lyons," meaning that the world may never know exactly what they were thinking when they created the name. Probably the most reasonable assumption is that the marque was an abbreviation of Standard and Swallow. Standard was Black's company that supplied the chassis for the SS I. Swallow was Lyons's company, which by then was known as Swallow Coachbuilding, having Unfortunately, most automobile books are published in very small runs—generally less than 5,000—so they often are "in print" for only a few years. Only the very best of the earlier books ever get updated and republished. However, many second-hand book dealers do stock automobile books. With the advent of the Internet, they have become much easier to find. I'd try www.addall.com/used, www. powells.com, www.alibris.com, or www. addall.com. Just a few weeks ago, I ordered All Arms and Elbows, the autobiography of race driver Innes Ireland (second edition 1994) and was able to purchase it on my credit card from an English dealer for less then $30, shipping included. It arrived in less than three weeks. Mr Anderson is Publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com; fax 650/ 949-9685.• Sports Car Market


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      English Car Quarter Price Guide An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below a bargain. *Indicates approximate production numbers.• Years  collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, Price Range  Model  62-65 Cobra 260/289  56-63 Ace Bristol Roadster  53-63 Ace Roadster  54-63 Aceca Coupe  # Prod.  AC' 220  $45,000 - $65,000  319  $35,000 - $40,000  466  $55,000 - $80,000  655 $120,000 - $150,000  65-67 Cobra 427  (Deduct $10,000 for worm and sector steering.) ASTON MARTIN 50-53 DB2 Coupe  50-53 DB2 Drophead  51-53 DB3  53-55 DB2/4 Coupe  53-55 DB2/4 Drophead  53-55 DB2/4 Bertone Spyder  53-56 DB3S Team Car  53-56 DB3S Customer Car  55-57 DB2/4 Mk II Coupe  55-57 DB2/4 Mk III Coupe  55-57 DB2/4 Mk III DHC  55-57 DB2/4 Mk III Notchbk.  56-60 DBR1  58-63 DB4 Series I-IV Cpe.  61-62 DB4 Series V Coupe  60-63 DB4GT Zagato  63-65 DB5 Coupe  348 $190,000 - $245,000  3 mo / 1 yr Change  15% n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (For all Aston serial production cars through current, deduct 25% for RHD in US only.) 302  $30,000 - $45,000  102  $60,000 - $85,000  10  $275,000 - $300,000  492  $30,000 - $35,000  73  $52,500 - $77,500  3  $250,000 - $275,000  n/a  $950,000 -$1,200,000  n/a  $700,000 - $850,000  199  $27,500 - $35,000  551  $27,500 - $45,000  inc.  $70,000 - $95,000  inc.  $30,000 - $45,000  5  $2,200,000 -$2,750,000  925  $55,000 - $75,000  185  $60,000 - $85,000  inc.  $80,000 - $125,000  75  $180,000 - $280,000  19  $900,000 -$1,300,000  63-65 DB5 Coupe Vantage  64-65 DB5 Drophead  $95,000 - $125,000  $95,000 - $125,000  9%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  ri/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  14% n/c n/c 3% n/c n/c n/c n/c 4% 4% n/c n/c n/c 24% 26% (S. IV-V SS triple-carb engine add $5,000, S.V covered headlights add $5,000.) 58-63 DB4 Drophead (I-V)  59-63 DB4GT  n/c 6% n/c (Add up to $100,000 for factory team race cars , e.g. 1VEV and 2VEV) 886  inc.  64-65 DB5 Shooting Brake  65-66 DB6 Volante Sh. Chassis  65-69 DB6 Coupe  65-69 DB6 Coupe Vantage  65-69 DB6 Shooting Brake  69-70 DB6 Mk2 Coupe  69-70 DB6 Mk2 Volante  70-72 DBS V8  72-73 AM Vantage  74-79 AM V8 S2/3  123  $110,000 - $160,000  12  $60,000 - $95,000  37  1,321  66-69 DB6 Volante (long chassis) 140  67-72 DBS (6 cyl.)  $95,000 - $135,000  $55,000 - $75,000  inc.  $60,000 - $85,000  6  $50,000 - $70,000  $85,000 - $125,000  787  $15,000 - $32,500  240  $55,000 - $85,000  38  $85,000 - $125,000  399  $20,000 - $30,000  70  $30,000 - $40,000  1,259  $33,000 - $45,000  350  $40,000 - $60,000  10%  38% 2%  7% 10%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  15% 3% 15% 8% 7% n/c n/c n/c 4% 0% (21 w/automatic, 9 w/5-speed & Vantage, 8 w/5-speed and standard engine.) n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c (AM V8 S2/3 "Pre-Oscar India - V8s have leather dashes. Production for S3 Vantages was 43.) 79-82 Volante Drophead  79-85 AM V8 S4 (carb.)  (All Volante Dropheads had "Oscar India" wood dashes.) 299  $40,000 - $57,500  inc.  $50,000 - $80,000  645  $25,000 - $37,500  inc.  $65,000 - $80,000  n/c  n/c  ("Oscar India" S4s can be identified by their wood dashes.) (Add $10,000 for factory Vantages 172 "cosmetic Vantages" built for US market: add $10,000.) 86-89 AM V8 S4 (injected)  82-85 Lagonda Saloon  83-86 Volante Drophead  n/c  n/c  n/c  (Injection became standard in late '86.) 85-87 Lagonda Saloon  86-89 Volante DHC (inj.)  88-89 Lagonda Saloon  90-93 Virage Coupe  91-93 Virage Volante  n/a  $28,000 - $45,000  inc.  $65,000 - $90,000  n/a  $45,000 - $60,000  n/a  $60,000 - $90,000  n/a  $125,000 - $165,000  62-64 Mini-Cooper  64-66 Mini-Cooper S  53-55 100-4 (BN1) 55-56 100-4 (BN2) 55 100S May, 2001  A USTIN/MORRIS 30,000*  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Add $30-40,000 for Wide body. For all V8 Astons add $4-7,000 for 5-speed and $15-20,000 for European spec Vantage [+85 hp].) $7,500 - $10,000  13,922  $14,500 - $19,500  HEALEY 10,688  $18,500 - $24,500 3,924  $19,500 - $26,000 $95,000 -$115,000 55  n/c n/c (Model years and non-S production numbers for US models only.) AUSTIN- n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c 3% 31-36 SS I Coupe  31-34 SS II Coupe  35-36 SS 90  36-40 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre  38-40 SS 100 3 1/2 Litre  35-40 SS Jaguar Saloon  38-40 SS Jaguar DHC  45-49 Mk IV Saloon  47-49 Mk IV DHC  49-51 Mark V Saloon  49-51 Mark V DHC  49-50 XK 120 Rdstr. (alloy)  51-54 XK 120 Roadster  51-54 XK 120 Coupe  53-54 XK 120 Drophead  54-57 XK 140 Roadster  n/c n n/c n/c 1% 5% 15% 13% 4% 2% Years  Model  55-56 100/M Le Mans (factory) 56-59 100-Six BN4 (2+2) # Prod.  1,159 10,286 The Quarterly Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-5 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." Price Range  $30,000 -  $42,500 $16,500 -  $20,000 10,825  $18,000 - $35,000  61-62 3000 Mk II (BT7) 2+2  62-64 3000 Mk II (BJ7)  64-67 3000 Mk III (BJ8) 64-67 58-61 62-71 5,095  $18,000 - $35,000  Change 3 mo / 1 yr 7% n/c n/c n/c (Production of early BN4s, built at Longbridge, with non-6-port heads, was 6,045. Later, Abingdon built 6-port head, production was 4,241.) (BN6 two seat add $3,000, 4,150 built.) 59-61 3000 Mk I (BT7) 2+2  23%  29% (All Mark Is are double carb. Add $4,000 for 2-seat 3000 Mk I [BN7]. 2,825 built.) 23%  26% (All 3000 Mark II BT7s and BN7s [side-curtain cars] are triple carb. Add $5,000 for 2-seat Mk II [BN-7], 355 built.100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory 2-seat hardtop, $1,000 for 4-seat hardtop. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 6,113  $19,000 - $35,000  (The BJ7 featured the first roll-up windows.) 1,390 (Add 10% for Phase II BJ8.) 16,314 BJ8 Factory Rallye cars Bugeye Sprite Sprite 7 48,999 80,360 21-29 3-Litre (Saloon or bitsa)  26-30 Big Six (bitsa)  27-31 4 1/2-Litre (bitsa)  28-30 Speed Six (bitsa)  4 Litre  1,634 *Open, matching #s/original inc. 23-29 3-Litre Speed Model (bitsa) inc. * Matching #s/original  *Matching #s/original  *Matching #s/original *Matching #s/original 30-31 4 1/2-Litre Supercharged  30-31 8 Litre  31  33-36 3 I/2-Litre Saloon  *Rare/attractive/open  36-39 4 1/4-Litre Saloon  *Rare/attractive/open  46-52  Mark VI Saloon 47-52  Mark VI Coupe 47-52  Mark VI Drophead 52-55  52-55  R-type Saloon R Cont./Fastback/HJM 55-59  S I Saloon 55-58  S 1 Cont./Fastback/HJM inc. 545 inc. 669 inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. ('38-'39 MR/MX series, add I5%.) 5,201  $26,500 $80,000 $8,000 $2,250 BENTLEY $60,000 $80,000 $90,000 $100,000 $200,000 $300,000 $150,000 $200,000 $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $250,000 $75,000 $22,500 $75,000 $25,000 $75,000 - $100,000 - $150,000 - $130,000 - $175,000 - $400,000 - $475,000 - $250,000 - $325,000 - $450,000 - $900,000 - $850,000 - $750,000 - $160,000 - $40,000 - $110,000 - $45,000 - $125,000 $11,000 - $20,000 inc.  $30,000 - $40,000 inc.  $45,000 - $75,000 2,320  $17,500 - $30,000 208  $110,000 - $185,000 3,107  $17,500 - $25,000 431  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c $85,000 - $140,000 (Left drive cars will bring a minimum 20% premium in the US.) 55-58 SI Continental (PW)  55-59 SI Cont. DHC/LHD  55-59 SI Cont. DHC/RHD  58-59 SI Cont. Flying Spur  59-62 S2 Cont. (M/PW)  59-62 S2 Cont. DHC  59-62 S2 Saloon  62-65 S3 Saloon (LHD)  62-66 S3 Cont. "Chinese Eye"  62-66 S3 DHC "Chinese Eye"  63-66 S3 Cont. Flying Spur  inc.  $52,500 - $90,000 inc.  $250,000 - $300,000 inc.  $125,000 - $150,000 inc.  $50,000 - $85,000 388  $30,000 - $45,000 inc.  $50,000 - $85,000 1,922  $15,000 - $22,000 1,318  $28,000 - $35,000 312  $35,000 - $55,000 inc.  inc.  JAGUAR 240  7,391  n/a  $30,000 - $40,000  n/a  $32,500 - $42,500  n/a  $100,000 - $150,000  190  $120,000 - $160,000  118  $160,000 - $200,000  n/a  $18,000 - $25,000  n/a  $35,000 - $45,000  n/a  $22,000 - $28,000  n/a  $45,000 - $60,000  n/a  $15,000 - $20,000  n/a  $40,000 - $55,000  $75,000 - $125,000  $38,000 - $52,500  2,678  $25,000 - $37,500  1,769  $37,500 - $50,000  (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc. add $5,000.) 3,347  $35,000 - $55,000  n/c n/c n/c 8% 4% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 19% 8% 4% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 14% 6% n/c n/c n/c 67 $70,000 - $100,000 $65,000 - $120,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 10% 10% 4% 3% n/c 5% n/c 4% 8% n/c n/c n/c 16% n/c -9% 13% 8% 14% -8% 13% 8% 7% 8% -4% n/c -13% n/c n/c 12% n/c n/c n/c -10°A - $36,000  - $100,000  -  - $12,500  $3,500  2% n/c 20%  20% n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c


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Years  Model  54-57 XK 140 Drophead  54-57 XK 140 Coupe  58-61  XK 150 Rdstr. 3.4/3.8  58-61  XK 150 DHC 3.4/3.8  58-61  XK 150 FHC 3.4/3.8  59-61  XK 1505 3.4 Rdstr.  59-61 XK 1505 3.4 DHC  59-61 XK 1505 3.4 FHC  51-56 Mark VII Saloon  57-58 Mark VIII Saloon  59-69 Mark DC Saloon  62-64 Mark X/420G  56-59 Mk II Saloon 2.4  60-66 Mk II Saloon 3.4  60-67 Mk II Saloon 3.8  50-53 XK C-type  53-55 XI( D-type  56-57 XK-SS  # Prod.  2,740  2,797  Price Range  $37,500  $25,000  $32,500  $32,500  $22,500  -  $57,500  -  $30,000  -  $45,000  -  $47,500  -  $27,500  Change  3 mo / 1 yr  n/c  (MC option: C-type head, cams, suspension, spoke wheels add $5,000.) 1,339  2,489  4,101  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (Add $5,000 for 3.8L engine.) 1,466  inc.  inc.  $50,000  $45,000  $35,000  83,000  inc. 2.4  inc. 2.4  $12,500  $11,500  $16,000  $7,000  $7,000  $9,000  $20,000  -  $70,000  -  $65,000  -  $37,500  -  $15,000  -  $14,000  -  $19,000  -  -  n/c  n/c  n/c  $9,000  $9,000  -  $13,000  -  $30,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c (Add $10,000 for 3.8L 150S FHC & DHC. Add $25,000 for 3.8L 150S Roadster.) n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic, $1,500 for no overdrive.) 54  $700,000  - $800,000  77  $900,000  -$1,200,000  18  $850,000  -$1,100,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  (Price ranges for XK C, D and SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic parts will.) 61-62 XKE Factory Lightwt.  61-62 XKE Cony. 3.8 flat flr.  61-62 XKE Cpe. 3.8 flat flr.  62-64 XKE Convertible 3.8  62-64 )(ICE Coupe 3.8  64-67 XKE Cony. 4.2 (SI)  64-67 XKE Coupe 4.2 (SI)  66-67 XKE Coupe 2+2  7,827  7,669  inc.  inc.  9,548  7,770  4,220  8,627  4,855  5,326  16  $800,000  - $900,000  $35,000  $23,000  $35,000  $20,000  $35,000  $23,000  $9,000  -  $47,500  -  $30,000  -  $50,000  -  $27,500  -  $50,000  -  $30,000  -  $12,000  (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) 68-71 XKE Cony. 4.2 (SII)  68-71  )(ICE Cpe. 4.2 (SI)  68-71  XKE Cpe. 2+2 (SII)  7,990  7,297  $30,000  $18,000  $11,000  $30,000  $17,500  n/c  n/c  4%  10%  n/c  10%  12%  n/c  18%  n/c  -  $47,500  -  $24,000  n/c  n/c  91-93 XJ 220  97-  XK8 Coupe  97-  XK8 Convertible  (Due to changes in US DOT laws, XJ 220s can now be brought into the US.) n/a  n/a  300  $250,000  - $300,000  $50,000  $55,000  JENSEN 66-76 Interceptor II/III FHC  74-76 Interceptor III DHC  76  72-76 Convertible  GT  53-58 Six  57-60 Seven SI  60-68 Seven S2  68-70 Seven S3  70-73 Seven S4  74-82 Caterham 7  56-60 Lotus XI (Si & S2)  6,387  inc.  JENSEN10,453  inc.  110  242  1,350  350  625  n/a  270  58-63 Elite SI &2 (Climax engine) 1,076  9,053  inc. SI  inc. SI  $7,500  $17,500  HE4 LEY $4,250  $4,000  LOTUS $30,000  $22,000  $17,000  $16,000  $10,000  $9,500  $50,000  $27,500  inc. cvt.  4,798  inc. SI  72-74 Europa TC/Special  inc. cvt.  8,969  inc.  inc.  97  55  75-80 Eclat Si Sprint  78-80 Esprit SI  68  2,894  4,032  2,225  1,302  718  $16,000  $14,500  $14,000  $9,000  $8,000  -  $40,000  -  $28,000  -  $23,000  -  $19,000  -  $12,500  -  $12,500  -  $70,000  -  $37,500  68-74 Elan S4 Convertible  68-74 Elan S4 Coupe  67-68 Europa SI  69-72 Europa S2  $13,000  $8,000  $5,000  $5,500  $9,000  $75,000  $45,000  $6,500  $4,500  $7,500  $8,000  $8,000  -  $20,000  -  $18,000  -  $17,000  -  $12,000  -  $10,000  -  $16,500  -  $12,000  -  -  $7,500  $8,000  (217 TC/Specials were numbered, the rest were decaled and stickered.) 65-66 Elan 26R (Si & S2)  68-70 Europa 47  62-66 Cortina MkI  67-70 Cortina Mk2  74-80 Elite Si  -  $60,000  -  -  -  -  -  $12,500  -  $90,000  $8,000  $7,000  $9,000  $9,500  -  $13,000  -3%  -9%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (This number represents "complete body units" finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) 62-64 Elan SI Convertible  64-66 Elan S2 Convertible  65-68 Elan S3 Convertible  65-68 Elan S3 Coupe  67-74 Elan Plus 2  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  2%  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 2% 18% 31% n/c n/c -20% -10% n/c -  -  -  $9,000  -  $20,000  $5,500  $5,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c -  $65,000  -  $70,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 5% Years  Model  78-80 Esprit S2  80-82 E. Turbo/Carbs (Giugiaro)  83-85  E. Turbo  85-87 E. Turbo/Inj. (Giugiaro)  88  89  90-91  Elan M-100  94  E. Turbo 54 (300 bhp)  Elan 52  # Prod.  1,045  378  1,023  506  E. Turbo (new style/220bhp) 495  E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230bhp)121  385  64  3,855  800  Price Range  $12,000  $10,000  $14,000  $17,000  $17,000  $18,000  89-93 E. Turbo SE (intercl., 264bhp)1,608  $19,000  94-95 E. Turbo S4 (282 bhp)  95  $35,000  $35,000  $16,500  $14,000  -  $16,000  -  $12,000  -  $21,000  -  $25,000  -  $23,000  -  $25,000  -  $33,000  -  $45,000  -  $45,000  -  $30,000  -  $25,000  Change 3 mo / 1 yr n/c  n/c  n/c  5%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  -7% n/c n/c 20% -15% n/c n/c n/c n/c 8% -3% Elan S2s were built for UK and ROW only. Lotus purists insist these are not true Loti. Of course, that begs the question about the earlier Elans with Isuzu engines...) MG 45-49 MG-TC  49-53 MG-TD  53-54 MG-TF 1250  55  MG-TF 1500  n/c n/c 8% 10% 6% 10% 14% n/c -  $45,000  mkt adj  58% -  $22,000  -  $14,000  18% n/c (Add $1,000 for A/C. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) 71-74 XKE Cony. V12 (SIII)  71-74 XKE Cpe. V12 (SIII)  3% n/c (Sill deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc wheels, $1,000 for no A/C. Add $3,000 for factor); hardtop.) n/c -8% -7% 55-59 MGA Roadster 1500  55-59 MGA Coupe 1500  58-60 MGA Twin Cam Rdstr.  58-60 MGA Twin Cam Cpe.  59-61  MGA Roadster 1600  59-61  MGA Coupe 1600  60-61 MGA DeLuxe Rdstr.  61-62 MGA 1600 MkII Rdstr.  10,000  29,664  6,200  3,400  58,750  inc. rdstr.  2,111  inc. rdstr.  31,501  inc. rdstr.  82  61-62 MGA 1600 MkII Coupe inc. rdstr.  61-62 MGA MKII DeLuxe Rdstr.  62-67 MGB Cony MK I  68-74 MGB (chnn. bmper.)  75-80 MGB (rbber. bmper.)  65-67 MGB-GT  68-74 MBG-GT  8,719  313  387,675  inc.  inc.  $18,000  $14,500  $14,500  $14,500  $13,500  $9,500  $17,500  $16,000  $14,000  $10,000  $16,500  $14,000  $9,500  $16,000  $6,500  $6,000  $3,500  73-76 MGB-GT V8  67-69 MGC Convertible  67-69 MGC-GT  61-62 Midget  62-66 Midget  66-74 Midget  75-79 Midget  2,591  4,550  4,449  $5,000  $4,500  $6,000  $6,000  $6,000  -  $24,000  -  $17,500  -  $17,000  -  $20,000  -  $16,500  -  $12,000  -  $24,000  -  $18,000  -  $17,500  -  $11,500  -  $19,000  -  $17,500  -  $13,000  -  $18,500  -  $12,000  -  -  $9,500  $5,000  -  -  -  -  -  $7,500  $6,000  $8,000  $8,500  $8,000  4%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  4% n/c n/c n/c n/c 5% n/c n/c 2% n/c n/c 2% n/c n/c 16% 7% n/c (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except Twin Cam/DeLwce. B add $1,000 for factory hardtop, $500 for overdrive.) 125,597  inc.  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 16,080  36,202  99,896  72,185  MORGAN 45-53  Flat radiator models  54-68 Plus 4 (Triumph eng.)  54-90 4/4 (Ford powered)  62-68 SS  68-90 Plus 8  750*  4,754  (Prices are for 4-seat models. 2-seat and DHC add $4,000. SS add $4,000.) -  $65,000  n/a  101  29-35 P II closed / formal  31-35 P II Cont. Saloon  22-29 20 Saloon  29-36 20/25 Saloon  36-38 25/30 Saloon  38-39 Wraith  46-55 Silver Wraith  56-59 Silver Wraith "S"  *Other coachwork  *Other coachwork  *Other coachwork  ROLLS - 1,767  *Rare/open coachwork  *Rare/open coachwork  36-39 Phantom III, closed/form  *Rare/open coachwork  inc.  inc.  710  inc.  2,940  inc.  3,827  inc.  1,201  inc.  491  1,783  inc.  760  2,359  2,716  inc.  832  (Factory built only, matching numbers.) 3,000*  $50,000  $24,000  ROYCE $30,000  $35,000  $20,000  $35,000  $17,000  $35,000  $20,000  $40,000  $20,000  $20,000  $40,000  -  $28,000  -  $70,000  $80,000  - $200,000  $35,000  - $125,000  inc.  $150,000  - $350,000  -  $80,000  $80,000  - $150,000  -  $40,000  -  $70,000  -  $35,000  -  $85,000  -  $40,000  -  $90,000  -  $90,000  -  $50,000  -  $80,000  (Includes 4.9L engine and power steering.) 49-55 Silver Dawn Saloon  55-59 Silver Cloud I Sal.  59-62  Silver Cloud II Sal.  60-62 Silver Cloud II DHC  60-67 Phantom V  62-65 Silver Cld III Saloon  2,297  16,717  571  505  $30,000  $18,500  $19,000  $42,500  $30,000  $15,000  $23,000  $26,000  -  $47,500  -  $24,500  -  $24,500  $95,000  - $125,000  -  $85,000  -  $40,000  -  $27,500  -  $25,000  -  $33,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  $15,000  $18,000  $15,000  -  $19,000  -  $22,000  -  $19,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -3% n/c n/c n/c n/c -8% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -4% -13% -8% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 62-65 SCIII HJM DHC (LHD) *50 $250,000 - $350,000 n/c n/c (Deduct $100K for RHD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed "adaptations.') 66-76 Silver Shadow Sal.  67-70 Silv Shad MPW Cpe.  67-70 Silv Shad MPW DHC  -11% n/c n/c (Rebadged as Corniches in 1971, w/63/41. engine.) Sports Car Market $2,750  $2,500  $2,500  $2,000  -  -  -  -  $3,250  $3,000  $3,000  $2,750  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c


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        Years  Model  71-76 Comiche SI Coupe 71-76 Comiche S 1 Cony. 75-85 Camargue 77-81 Comiche S2 Coupe 71-76 Comiche S2 Cony. 77-80 Silver Shadow II 77-80 Silver Wraith II # Prod.  780  1,233  514  310  1,595  8,425  Price Range $22,500  $32,000  $25,000  $25,000  $36,000  $16,000  (Production number includes Bentley T2.) 2,145  53-55 Alpine Rdstr. (early style) 60-67 Alpine Roadster 65-67 Tiger Mk I/IA (260 ci) 67  Tiger Mk 11(289 ci) 4649 1800/2000 Roadster 53-54 TR2 Long door 54-55 TR2 Short door 55-57 TR3 (sm. mouth) 69,251  6,450  633  4,501  8,628  inc.  13,378  $19,000  SUNBEAM n/a  $7,000  $4,500  $17,000  $18,000  TRIUMPH $11,000  $13,500  $13,500  $13,000  -  $15,000 -  $20,000 -  $20,000 -  $20,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (TR2/3 deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, add $750 for overdrive, add $1,000 for factory hardtop.) 10% 10% 12% -  -  -  $27,500 -  $40,000 -  $35,000 -  $33,000 -  $45,000 -  $25,000 $25,000 $9,000 $6,000 -  $19,500 -  $24,000 Change  3 mo / 1 yr n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 57-61  TR3A (lg. mouth) 62-63 TR3B 61-65 TR4 65-67 TR4A 68  69-74 TR6 (small bumpers) 75-76 TR6 (rubber bumpers) 76-81 TR7 79-80 TR7 Convertible 80-81 TR8 Coupe 80-81 TR8 Convertible 71-73  Stag 62-67  Spitfire Mk I/II 68-70  Spitfire Mk III 70-74 Spitfire Mk IV 75-80  Spitfire 1500 67-68 GT6 Coupe Mk I 69-70 GT6+ Cpe. (Mk II) 70-74 GT6 Coupe Mk III 58,236 3,331 40,253 28,465 8,484 94,619 inc. 112,368 inc. 2,497 inc. n/a 82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 $13,000  $13,000  $7,500  $9,000  $8,500  $7,500  $6,000  $2,500  $3,500  $4,000  $7,500  $6,500  $2,500  $2,500  $2,250  $2,500  $3,000  $3,250  $2,750  -  $20,000 -  $20,000 -  $11,000 -  $12,000 -  $12,000 -  $10,000 -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  $8,500 $3,500 $4,500 $6,000 $9,500 $8,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,250 $3,250 $3,500 $4,000 $3,500 The English Car Shopping Centre.. ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA Regularclassifiedonly$15 per month.Parts/Pa rts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 602-953-7556. AZ 68 DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE, lhd, 5-spd, restored in York red w/tan leather, ex-Aston Martin Co owner Peter Livanos, a beautiful example of this rare model $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 5 10-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 DBS VANTAGE, British racing green w/tan leather, lovely original car, rare Vantage model w/325 bhp engine, 5-spd ZF transmission, 124,000 km, wire wheels, impeccable mechanics, 1 of 787 DBSs built, super clean in & out $42,500. 3 10-6579699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA AUSTIN HEALEY - 56 100-4 BN 2, rebuilt engine and brakes, all together and running, complete, needs restoration, not junk $10,000. 732-9385326 days. NJ 58 100-6, 44K original miles, runs, need restoration $6,000. 216-961-9007. OH 58 ROADSTER, blue on blue, beautiful condition, runs and drives excellent $24,900. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 64 3000 MK III PH 2, a clean and pristine black car w/red leather upholstery, rebuilt in 1990, minimal mileage since then, tonneau, top and boot cover new at time, drives crisply, a fine example $23,500. 901-3857784. TN 67 3000 MK III, white w/blk leather int, ground-up restoration, lots of receipts, new everything $22,000 OBO. 954-467-6405 work. 954-923-4791 home. 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MO BRITISH AUTO SHOPPE • IL CARISMA, LLC - ID RIGHT COAST RACING. NY S-3 CORPORATION - OH 660-826-2700 309-764-9513 208-429-8615 631-329-1200 513-861-1100 SHRADER MOTORSPORTS - OK 405-354-5033 WIRE WHEEL CLASSIC - FL 561-595-3000 2eateri 2eitred! AaJe -gutuire! BIRKINAMERICA PO Box 120982, Arlington, Texas 76012 PH: 817-461-7431 • FAX: 817-861-5867 e-mail: BirkinAM@aol.com www.birkinamerica.com 69 JAGUAR 36 SS TOURER, 2-1/2 litre pushrod engine, cream, green trim, very proper, nicely restored car, 1st Place at Pebble Beach $105,000. Terry Larson, 480-984-8501. FAX 480-984-5219 AZ 54 XK 120M ROADSTER, original, stored Years  Model # Prod. Price Range Change 3 mo / 1 yr n/c n/c 6% 5% (Add $500 for IRS, $1,000 for surrey top ITR4/TR250], add $750 for overdrive, deduct $1,000 for disc wheels.) TR250 n/c 3% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 14% 10% 9% 5% 8% 3% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c


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for many years, solid $25,000. 718-3172322. NY 61 E-TYPE ROADSTER, National JCNA 2nd Place winner in '95, very correct example of early E-type, opalescent dark green/biscuit, a great example $75,000. Wm Wengel, 313-884-4036. MI 66 XKE ROADSTER, red/blk leather, solid and straight, fresh restoration of a rustfree car, numbers matching, 4-spd, looks, runs and drives excellent $39,000 OBO. 231-882-0426. MI 69 XKE, red roadster, recent bare metal respray, new top, tonneau, Michelins, chrome wire wheels, interior like new, 68,000 miles $26,000. 618-466-1510. IL 70 XICE ROADSTER, rare optional hardtop, Regency red w/saddle int and soft top, wire wheels, excellent condition, drive anywhere, 4-spd $30,500 OBO. 920-887- 0530 leave message. WI LOTUS 65 SUPER 7, green/blk, 1500cc, professionally race prepared, roll bar, harnesses, etc, incredible performance $32,500. 310657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, recUblk, big valve cylinder head, Webers, knock-offs, complete older restoration, excellent mechanics and cosmetics throughout $13,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY M.G. 30 MGM, older restoration and museum display car, excellent condition, 2-tone green, very original $21,500. 516-6956565. NY 55 MG TF 1500, in concours condition and mechanically perfect. Bob, The Autoworks, 201-358-0200. NJ $18,000. 978-887-6644. MA 67 MGB, dark green/tan, totally restored, in, out and underneath, new everything, overdrive, centrelock Minilites, Connolly leather, show quality and functionally superb, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $17,500 trades. TC wtd. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA ROLLS ROYCE - 27 SPRINGFIELD, total restoration, wide whitewalls, dual sidemounts $99,900. 804-784-0011. VA 30 P2. RHD. Chassis #25GY. Fitted from new with Brewster Trouville Town Car coachwork. Painted light and dark green. Wind up divider, hood irons, trunk. A good driving non-concours car. Not expensive at $55,000. 631-728-5949 eves 79 EST. E-mail parclive@aol.com . 59 SILVER CLOUD I, ready for show, dark green, nice wood, carpet, ps, a/c $32,500 OBO. 804-784-0011. VA SUNBEAM 66 SUNBEAM TIGER, 55K, Fanatically owned since 1988, Supertrapps, Panasports, Konis, hard top, all original parts included, rust free and straight. She Screams! $22,000. haha@core.com , 815455-3112. IL TRIUMPH 63 TR4, red/black, beautiful car, a fun summer driver, new top, clean interior, solid as a rock $11,500. 847-272-1450. IL 80 TR8 CONVERTIBLE, 20,500 original miles, green/tan, numerous upgrades; Konis, uprated springs, poly bushes, sway bars, posi diff, big brakes, rollbar $10,000. 303-422-9272. CO • COCO MATS PALM  FIBRE The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct WI: 800 461-3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad 74pciate4 & ..1)41noved Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging fficiaf23iss .E.afve gocva and (Wiszonlin 309-764-9513 Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com wvvw.britishautoshop.com J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST 4-12 YEARTERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1. 965 Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com "7.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. 70  Sports Car Market SPORTS CAR FINANCING 7.99%* iiimuumi All British Marques • Sales - Buy, Sell, Consign • Service • Restorations • New/Used Parts SHOPPE 1909 5th Avenue Moline, IL 61265 BRLSH Aul'O & co.


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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE GERMAN CA ekaw.z eard RAraz6eer Chassis number: 511468 T he two things you probably know about Isetta bubble cars is that they have three wheels, and if you park too close to the garage end wall you'll get trapped because the single door is at the front and there's no reverse gear. Well, you're wrong on both counts. Only some of the British-made cars had three wheels and a disconnected reverse gear so that they could evade automobile legislation and taxation and be classed as a three-wheeled motorcycle. The rest had a conventional gearbox and four wheels, albeit with a narrow track at the rear. The Isetta was the brainchild of Renzo Rivolta, head of the Italian engineering company Is° SpA that made, among other things, motorcycles and refrigerators. Rivolta visualized the need for a cheap and compact town car and introduced the Isetta ("little Iso") in 1953 with a 237-cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine. Sales were good and within a few years the design was franchised out to BMW in Germany (which wanted to bolster slow sales of their luxury cars) and Velam in France. BMW first fitted their 247-cc single cylinder motorbike engine, and later an out-sourced 297-cc single. For a time, the Isetta was a popular mode of cheap and cheerful transport. Stiff competition from the Mini effectively killed the car by 1964, though. The Isetta 300 pictured here benefits from a recent repaint in a twotone scheme that complements the lines of the bodywork, and is in period style. It is to correct specification in all major respects including chrome trim and front fenders, and retains the original odometer and gas gauge. The interior is in white and gray vinyl, with the sunroof top in matching gray. Condition throughout is fair, though the chrome brightwork shows some blemishing. This presentable example of the ubiquitous Isetta bubble car is in good running condition. While not the fastest car on the road, it will definitely elicit attention and smiles wherever it is seen. This car sold at Christie's Pebble Beach auction on August 20, 2000, for $11,750, including buyer 's premium. The price was slightly above the SCM Price Guide listing of $10,000. It was purchased by a California SCM subscriber who told us he plans on chauffeuring his daughter to school in it, and then parking it between his pair of Ferrari 512 TRs in the garage. The post-World War II history of Bavarian Motor Works is intertwined with as many odd twists and turns as a good spy novel. With a lineup of luxury models ill-suited to a devastated economy, BMW teetered on the edge ofbankruptcy Web site  Alternatives  Suitors such as the British Rootes Group and US-based American Motors were talking shotgun marriage. Enter Renzo Rivolta, owner of the Italian firm Iso SpA; creator of the Rivolta, Grifo and Lele; producer of refrigerators and motorcycles; and the acceptedfather ofthe Isetta. With the introduction ofthe "little Iso" in Italy in 1953, it did not take long for the wags to notice it was an almost perfect amalgam of motorcycle (with its 237-cc motorcycle-based engine), car (enclosed, with full bench seating for two, four wheels and a May, 2001  windshield wiper) and refrigerator (the front opening door is an obvious styling homage). In 1955 BMW signed on as afranchised licensee builder of the Isetta. A contemporary road test from the British magazine Motor shows its top speed to be 54 mph, with fuel consumption a thrifty 50 to 60 miles per US gallon. The 0 to 40 mph time could be recorded by an egg timer with a recent report measuring it at 1 minuteflat. An original brochure for the British version promoted the car by stating "Since its length is no more than average car width, it can be placed nose-on to the kerb, and is therefore the easiest car in the world to park." Years produced  1955-62 (Isetta 250 and 300) Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Inside at right in front of seat On engine beside coil mount www.microcar.org The Microcar and Minicar Club, P.O. Box 43137, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043-0137 Messerschmitt Kabinroller, Subaru 360, Razor Scooter, Walking The Isetta 300 weighs in at around 770 pounds fully equipped (with heater and defroster). With your kneecaps acting as a safety bumper and your lungs as airbags, it is not exactly a paragon of crash-worthiness. A few years ago, 1950s and '60s micro cars doubled and tripled in value—a run-up in pricing that made Internet stocks look tame. But like all bubble markets, the "bubble-car bubble" burst and rational thinking has largely returned Excellent cars sell in the $12,000-$15,000 range. Unless you are going the do-it-yourself restoration route, don't try to save a few bucks by buying a car with needs. These cars are plagued by rust, and many have been rolled (check for a lumpy roof and an ill-fitting front door). Repairing either can be prohibitively expensive. Like so many cult cars, a good way to find a decent car is through the marque club (www.microcarorg). If you do find yourself behind the wheel (and door) of an Isetta, you'll find that everyone who sees you go by will wave, perhaps thinking that 158,728 $1,100 $7,000-$10,000 $250 $38 you've escaped from a Ringling Brothers Circus act and that ten clowns are waiting to stream out at the next stoplight. In fact, they are highly entertaining ways to run around-town errands, so long as you don't become too confrontational with a multi-ton SUV—Dave Kinney Additional information courtesy of Mark Perkins, http://home pages.tesco.net/-markperkins/microcars/index.html, whose site provides a wealth of Isetta information. (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 71 irs Market Review Buyer's Guide 1960 BMW Isetta 300


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$10,000 For a 356 Coupe? D ear Mr. Schrager: lam lookingfor a 356B or C coupefor about $10,000. I think that should buy a decent, non-rusty, fully functioning example. However, I have heard that if you are going to buy a 356, be sure to buy a C, not a B. Why?—F.B.B., via e-mail Finding a decent running and driving 356 will end up being more important than whether it's a B or a C. And unless you find a steal of a deal, I just don't think that $10,000 is going to get the job done. Consider this story. A good friend and longtime multiple 911 owner set out last year to find an above average, but not perfect, 356 B or C coupe to beat around in. This guy knows his cars, and put a $14,000 ceiling on his purchase. Based in Colorado, he used half a lifetime worth of frequent flier miles and dragged himself all over the United States looking at cars. He would call me from the road, right after he had looked at one of these $12,000 gems that had been represented on the phone or by email as "a very nice, correct car that needs nothing." He would tell me what a worthless pile of junk it was, and after a while began to wonder if he would ever find a decent car. After several months of this torture, I suggested that he raise his sights a bit. Maybe spending $18,000-$20,000 initially would get him a far superior car. He refused to listen to me and spent another six months in search of the elusive 356 Holy Grail; no rust, good panel fit, drives great, $14K. Finally, he moved his target price up a few thousand, and quickly found a very sweet 1963 B Super Coupe for $17,500, which he drove home from California to Colorado. He has been thoroughly enjoying the car since. Most Porsche owners have been fairly successful in their day jobs, and that success has come about partly because of an understanding of the value of time. Yet take these same people and put them on the track of a 356 or early 911, and they will spend literally hundreds of hours trying to save $2,000 or $3,000. Or worse, they sucker themselves into the dream of a cheap restoration project, as in the following story. A fellow in our local PCA region bought a project 356 SC coupe with The Used 91 1 Story The buyer's guide that future Porsche 911 owners should never be without. All air-cooled models are discussed with pros/cons mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its 6th edition. Sports Car Markefs Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most useful, accurate and important single book published on buying a used 911. It is absolutely a must if you really want to know about these cars." Please mail $29.95 (check or money order made to Peter Zimmermann) to PO. Box 651, Newbury Park, CA 91320 for the cheapest Porsche insurance you'll ever buy! Credit card orders may be placed with www.BarnesandNoble.com 72  serious rust, a gutted interior, heavy accident damage and a questionable motor for $5,900. He thought it was the deal of the century until he started to restore the car. Now he realizes that after all his hard work, he will be very lucky to get out with what he has invested in the car, in spite of the fact that he is doing his own welding, body and paint work. After three years of hard work, he has never driven the car. Even worse, when he is finally done, unless all the work is done to the absolute highest standards, buyers will shy away from a car that has had so much work done to it by a non-professional. Bottom line: for $10,000, you will generally only see 356B and C coupes with one or more major flaws, such as rust, the need for imminent engine work, a lousy interior, a tatty paint job or, if you are especially unlucky, several of the above. I'd raise your price range or get ready for a very long search. Now, let's assume that you've seen the light and are prepared to pay $15,000-$18,000 for a 356 coupe. Which model to buy? Many enthusiasts see the 356C/SC models (1964-65 model years) as the finest of all pushrod 356s. The C and SC are nearly identical to the 356B cars from the 1962 model year on (known as the T-6), but added disc brakes and somewhat revised engines. The 356C/SC cars are identifiable by their wheels, with larger vent holes, a smaller bolt pattern and flatter hub caps—no more VW wheels with baby moons or raised center hubcaps with enameled emblems. There are just two engine choices for the C/SC cars: the 75horsepower C motor that is very similar to the earlier Super, and a slightly hotter Super 90, now called the SC, and rated at 95 horsepower. The point of the C/SC engines was not horsepower, but torque. The C engine had more torque than the old Normal and yet the same top end as the old Super, while the SC was much better at low rpm than the old Super 90 and still had a bit more at the top end as well. However, a C/SC car will generally sell for $3,000-$4,000 more than a B in equivalent condition. In my opinion, that makes the B a better value. The drum brakes on the Bs are very powerful, so don't look for a noticeable change in dry stopping power with the discs. A well-sorted B engine has a delightful power band. The B had three engines, all 1600 cc: the 60-hp Normal, the 75-hp Super, and the 90-hp Super 90. The higher horsepower motors trade low-end torque for high-rpm power. Facing facts, you're really not going to buy a forty-year-old car for daily driving. More likely, you'll take it out on nice days, to Porsche club picnics and vintage rallies. So the overall feel of the car, the condition of its suspension, the smoothness of the gearbox and its state of tune are much more likely to influence your enjoyment than whether it is a B or a C. So, I say target a minimum of $15,000-$18,000 and look for a nice B coupe, perhaps an older restoration that has begun to mellow. If you keep the car for a few years, it will probably be worth a little more than you paid for it, which is certainly more than you can say for a new 996. Both the B and C coupes will never be wildly collectible. While a treat to drive, and offering a pallet-full of vintage car sounds, smells and feel, there were a lot of them produced. Like MGBs and TR6s, they are great cars for the hobbyist and deliver plenty of fun for a modest amount of money. It's condition you should be looking for when you buy, though, rather than model.• Sports Car Market


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German Car Quarterly Price Guide The Quarterly Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-5 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below a bargain. * Indicates approximate production numbers. Years  Model  # Prod.  Price Range  PORSCHE 356 50-55 356 Coupe "pre-A"  50-55 356 Cabriolet 54-55 356 Speedster 6,539  $17,500 - 22,500  $25,000 $42,500 56-59 356A Coupe 56-59 356A Cabriolet 56-58 356A Speedster 59  356A Convertible D 56-59 356A Carrera GS Cpe  56-59 356A Carr. GS Cab.  56-59 356A Carr. GT Cpe.  13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 541  $15,000 $27,500 $50,000 $36,000 (356, 356A: Add $2,000 for Super engine.) $75,000 - 56-59 356A Carr. GT Speedster  541 $110,000  72 $125,000  85,000  56-59 356A Carr. Speedster 75 $125,000 145,000 n/c 9% n/c (This is total production for all GS and GT cars. Numbers below included.) n/c n/c n/c n/c 140  $95,000 - 110,000 135,000 (There were 7 pushrod GT Speedsters built.) 60-61 356B Coupe (T-5 body)  60-61 365B Cabriolet (T-5)  60-61 356B Roadster (1-5)  60-61 356B Notchback (T-5)  3,091  1,048  62-63 356B Coupe (T-6)  62-63 356B Cabriolet (T-6)  62  62  62-65 Carrera 2 GS 62-64 Carrera 2 Cab. 63-65 356C Coupe  63-65 356C Cabriolet  63-65 356 Coupe SC  63-65 356 Cabriolet SC  8,556  $10,000 -  $25,000 -  $8,000 -  180,000 13,000  32,000  2,649  $35,000 - 45,000  12,000  6,289  $15,000 -  356B "twin grille" Rdstr.  356B Notchback (T-6)  697  360  3,096  $28,000 - 35,000 248  $50,000 -  $8,500 -  $82,500  88 $122,500  19,000 65,000 14,000 100,000 135,000 13,507  $17,500 - 22,000  3,174  $30,000 - 35,000  inc. cpe.  $20,000 - 25,000  inc. cab.  $35,000 - 40,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c 3% n/c n/c n/c n/c -7%  -7%  -10%  -12%  3% n/c 12% n/c n/c 11% (Spotter's Note: T-5 body has gas filler cap inside trunk, T-6 has external gas filler cap. Add for 356 B: Super engine, add $2,000; Super-90 add $3,000.) 17% 3% 28% 10% n/c n/c -1% -4% 2% -6% (For all 356 Porsches: Additions: sunroof $3,000; Rudge wheels, $10,000; hardtop on a Cabriolet, $1,000; hardtop on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex: subtract 15% of value. Improper exterior color for year of car: subtract 25% of value.) 911 65 66-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 68 68 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 73  911 Coupe 2.0 911 Coupe 2.0 911 Targa 2.0 Original Small Bumper, Short-Wheelbase Cars 13,000 n/c n/c 235 911S Coupe 2.0 911S Targa 2.0 911L Coupe 2.0 911L Targa 2.0  9111 Coupe 2.2  911T Targa 2.2 911E Coupe 2.2 911E Targa 2.2 911$ Coupe 2.2 911$ Targa 2.2 10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307  13,019  7,303 5,027 935 9,964 7,968 $10,000  $8,500  $9,000  $13,000  $12,500  $9,000  $9,000  - $8,500  $9,000  $9,500  - - - - - - -  1,430 2,131 $10,000  $14,000  $14,000  -  - - - - - 10,000 12,000 n/c 16,000 n/c 16,000 n/c 10,000 10,500 n/c n/c Small Bumper, Long Wheelbase Cars 12,000 12,500 13,000 13,500 20,000 20,000 (Deduct 15% for 1969 cars with 2.0L engines.) 9111 Coupe 2.4 911T Targa 2.4 $10,000  $10,500  (Add $2,000 for '73 1/2 911T w/ CIS injection.) 911E Coupe 2.4 911E Targa 2.4 911S Coupe 2.4 911S Targa 2.4 2,490 1,916 3,180 1,914 $11,000  $11,500  $16,000  $16,000  - - - - - - 12,500 13,000 13,000 13,500 21,000 21,000 74-75 Carrera Cpe. 2.7 Euro  74-77 911S Coupe 2.7  74-77 911S Targa 2.7  74-77 Carrera Cpe. 2.7 US  May, 2001  Federalized Bumper, Narrow Body Cars 16,000  10,000  9,500  1,580  $50,000 - 62,500  - inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  16,977  $14,000 -  $7,500 -  $8,000 -  $9,500 -  13,000  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 6% 6% n/c  n/c  5% 12% 20% 7% 6% 6% 3% 11% 10% 7% 7% 10% 36% 10% 9% 7% 9% 12% 37% (Additions: sunroof +$1,000, soft-window targa, $3,000. Deductions: 4-speed transmission, -$1,000; Sportomatic trans, -$1,500.) Carrera RS Coupe 2.7  25% 7% n/c  n/c  n/c  -3% n/c n/c n/c  30,000  50,000  20,000 32,000 60,000 50,000 n/c  n/c n/c -8% n/c n/c n/c 25% (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece "bent" window until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) 1,685 1,233 8% 3% n/c 6% n/c 6% Change 3 mo / 1 vr Years  Model  74-77 Carrera Targa 2.7 US  76-77 Carrera Cpe. Euro 3.0  76-77 Carrera Targa Euro 3.0  78-83 911SC Coupe 3.0  78-83 911SC Targa 3.0  80 82 83 75 911 "Weissach" Ed.  911 Ferry Porsche Ed.  911SC Cabriolet 3.0  # Prod.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  35,607  27,678  408  200  2,596  Price Range $10,000  $13,500  $14,000  -  -  -  14,000  15,000  16,000  - 930 Turbo Cpe. (3.0L)  76-77 930 Turbo Cpe. (3.0L)  78-85 930 Turbo Cpe. (3.3L)  86-89 911 Turbo (3.3L)  930 Turbo/911 Turbo Carrera/911 Turbo 22,000 23,000 25,000 4,187  284  10,004  87-89 911 Turbo Cab. (3.3L)  87-89 911 Turbo Slant (3.3L)  87-89 911 Turbo Targa (3.3L)  84-86 911 Carrera  4,363  2,002  675  657  $16,000 -  $18,000 -  $18,000 -  91-93 C2 Turbo Cpe. (Type 964)  5,125  84-86 911 Carrera Targa  84-86 911 Carrera Cabriolet  87-89 911 Carrera  $22,000 -  $28,000 -  $25,000 -  $25,000 -  $35,000 -  26,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 42,500 21,000 20,500 22,000 22,500 22,000 Change 3 mo / 1 yr n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c -8% -6% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -11% -11% n/c n/c 87-89 911 Carrera Targa  87-89 911 Carrera Cabriolet  88 89 89 89 (Add 20% for 1992 380 hp S models. 80 built.) Carrera/Speedster/America 36,834  19,502  22,283  inc.  inc.  inc.  $17,000 -  $18,000 -  $19,000 -  $21,500 -  $22,500 -  $24,500 -  911 Carrera Club Sport  (339 coupes, 1 Targa.) 911 25th Anniv. Cpe.  90-91 911 Carrera 2  340  875  911 25th Anniv. Cab.  inc. above  911 Speedster  90-91 911 Carrera 2 Targa  90-91 911 Carr. 2 Cab.  89-91 911 Carrera 4  90-91 911 Carr. 4 Targa  90-91 911 Carr. 4 Cab.  92-93 911 America Rdstr.  93-94 911 Can. 2 Speedster  96-97 993 Twin Turbo  66-69 912 Cpe. (1.6L)  76 912E Coupe (2L)  70-73 914-4 1.7L  70-72 914-6  71 72 72 72 914-6 GT  914 R  916 (2.7 RS spec engine)  914S (aka 914-8)  73-76 914-4 2.0L  74-76 914-4 1.8L  77-82 924  80-82 924 Turbo  87-88 924S Coupe  78-82 928  83-86 928S  87-88 928S-4  89-90 928S-4  91-92 928S-4  (Add $1,500 for 928 GT) 944 83-85 944 Coupe  86-87 944 Coupe  88-89 944 Coupe  89-91 944S2 Coupe  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $4,000 -  $5,500 -  $6,000 -  6,500 7,000 8,000 ('S' add $750, Turbo add $2, 000, 'S' Turbo add $2,500.) $11,500 -  14,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 73 $25,000 -  $23,500 -  (For USA, 120 coupes, 100 cabs, 80 Targas.) 2,065  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  912 (Add $500 for Targa.) 29,212  2,099  914 114,479  3,351  11*  4  20  $3,500 -  $11,000 -  5,000 14,000 $75,000 -  150,000 $75,000 -  125,000 $75,000 -  125,000 (Custom built for Porsche fa mily members.) inc . abv.  inc . abv.  924 n/a  n/a  n/a  928 n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $6,000 -  $9,000 -  $12,000 -  $18,000 -  $22,000 -  8,000 12,000 13,500 23,000 28,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -2% -8% 2  $100,000 -  150,000 $5,000 -  $4,000 -  $3,500 -  $3,500 -  $4,500 -  7,500 5,000 4,500 5,500 6,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c $5,000 $5,000 7,000 7,500 n/c n/c 9% 14% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 4% n/c n/c n/c n/c $27,500 -  $43,000 -  $24,500 -  $24,500 -  $28,000 -  $24,500 -  $24,500 -  $30,000 -  $45,000 -  $46,000 -  $80,000 -  19,000 20,000 22,000 24,500 25,000 28,000 29,500 27,500 31,000 48,000 28,000 28,000 31,000 28,500 28,500 35,000 50,000 50,000 95,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -4% -8% -6% 911SC and Carrera: Federalized Bumper, Wide Body Cars $16,000 -  $16,500 -  $17,500 -  $18,000 -  $18,000 -  n/c n/c -4% -1% n/c n/c n/c 5% (2,918 US legal production. All  75, '80-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 35% for gray market, 50% ([no EPA/DOT papers.) n/c -6% n/c -2% -3% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Add $4,000 for factory wide-body appearance group, add $6,000 for factory turbo-look.) n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c


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 Years  Model  90-91  944S2 Cabriolet  92-93 968 Coupe  92-93 968 Cabriolet  97-  Boxster Roadster  # Prod.  n/a  n/a  n/a  Price Range  $14,500  $17,500  $20,000  Competition Cars Boxster n/a  $32,500  54-55 550  56-57 550A  58-59 RSK  59-62 695GS Abarth Carrera  60-61 RS 60/RS 61  64-65 904 GTS  66  67-68 910/907  68-69 908-01/908-02/908-03  69-71  917 LH/K/10/20/30  73-74 Carrera RSR 2.7  73  73  Carrera RSR 3.0  90  $325,000  39  $350,000  34  $450,000  21  $375,000  35  $500,000  120  $375,000  65  $300,000  34  $350,000  62  $500,000  -  -  -  -  20,000  20,000  25,000  40,000  Change  3 mo / 1 yr  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic parts will.) -  400,000  -  425,000  -  700,000  -  500,000  -  700,000  -  450,000  -  400,000  -  550,000  -  900,000  -  75,000  n/c  n/c  (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the U.S. and have only SCCA history. Add at least 25% for cars with international, documented provenance.) n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (25 FIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Can-Am type open cars.) 57  70  $750,000  - 1,750,000  $50,000  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1974 for 1ROC.) Carrera RSR 2.8  109  $100,000  43  $175,000  -  200,000  -  300,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c 40% 33% n/c (Production includes 104 four-cylinder 904s, 12 six-cylinder 904s, 6 eightcylinder 904s.) 906 Carrera 6  n/c -5% n/c n/c n/c -6% n/c 86-88 959 "Komfort" 200* $150,000 - 175,000 n/c n/c (Some 959s were built up from parts, and VIN numbers higher than 290 have been observed. "Komfort" street models were equipped with power leather seats, A/C, P/W, etc.) MERCEDES300SL 54-56 Gullwing (Type 198.040)  61-63 Rdstr.  1,400  $175,000  57-60 Rdstr. (drum brake, T. 198.042)1,858  $160,000  inc.  $175,000  -  260,000  -  185,000  -  210,000  2%  6%  5%  (Disc brake from S/N 2701, alloy engine block from S/N 3049. Additions: Rudge wheels, +$15,000; factory luggage, +$4,000; factory hardtop for Roadster +$5,000. Deductions: No belly pans, -$3,000; no top bows on Roadster -$10,000; no metal top cover on Roadster -$5,000.) 54-64 190SL Convertible  25,881  (Add $1,500 for factory hardtop.) 63-67 230 SL  67-68 250 SL  68-71 280 SL  230/250/280SL 19,831  5,196  23,885  Later SLs $16,000  $18,000  $22,500  -  -  -  22,500  24,000  32,500  n/c  5%  10%  -7% 1% 12% (Deduct $2,500 for no hardtop. Add $1,500 for 4-speed Add $3,000 for ZF 5-speed) 71-72 350 SL Roadster  73-77 450 SLC Coupe  These SLs and SLCs should be regarded as "used cars" without huge collector potential. Therefore, condition is the prime determinant of value. 15,304  66,298  $9,000  $8,000  (Add $3,000 for 1973 450 SLC.) 74-77 450 SL Convertible  78-80 450 SLC Coupe  78-80 450 SL Convertible  81  380 SLC Coupe  80-83 380 SL Convertible  84-85  380 SL Convertible  86-87 560 SL  88-89 560 SL  90-92 300 SL  90-92 500 SL  97-  SLK Roadster  49-51  170S Cabriolet A  51-55 220 Cabriolet A  220 Cabriolet B  220 Coupes  54  inc.  inc.  inc.  45,056  inc.  inc.  49,347  inc.  n/a  n/a  n/a  $9,000  $8,000  $11,000  $7,000  $10,000  $12,000  $18,000  $23,000  $34,000  $38,000  $36,000  $28,000  $40,000  $30,000  $35,000  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  51-53 300 Cab. D (4-dr. Cony.)  51-53  300 4-door Sedan  52-53 300S (2-door) Cab.  52-53 300S Coupe  52-53 300S Roadster  52-53 300b 4-door Sedan  54-55 300b 4-door Cabriolet  56-67 300c 4-door Cabriolet  74  642  (Production number includes A,B,C models.) n/a  6,214  91  n/a  203  $160,000  216  $15,000  $70,000  141  $175,000  $12,500  $45,000  $50,000  -  -  12,000  10,000  11,000  10,000  13,500  10,000  13,000  16,500  24,000  27,000  39,000  43,000  40,000  Other Collectible Mercedes 2,394  1,167  950  83  35,000  55,000  40,000  42,500  (13 hardtop coupes w/sunroof 70 w/o. Add 10% for sunroof) $50,000  -  180,000  -  75,000  80,000  -  200,000  -  -  -  75,000  18,500  95,000  16,500  14%  16%  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  19%  n/c  11%  n/c  n/c  8%  18%  -6%  n/c  n/c  n/c  8% 16% -9% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -3% n/c 19% -13% 11% n/c n/c 8% 18% -6% n/c n/c n/c II,  ,---,.11 .--- ... 4  .  __",77-rii_  . - ._ .--!.AMMIIII  '"--' -', $23,000  -  36,000  8%  9% 8% 5% BENZ n/c n/c n/c n/c -8% -3% Years  Model  55-58 300c Sedan  55-58 300Sc Coupe  55-58 300Sc Cabriolet A  55-58 300Sc Roadster  56-59 220S Cabriolet  57-60 220S Coupe  58-62 300d Cab. D (Adenaeur)  58-62 300d 4-door Sedan  58-60 220SE Coupe  58-60 Cabriolet  60-65 220SEb Coupe 2-dr.  60-65 Cabriolet  62-67 300SE Cabriolet  66-68 250SE Coupe  66-68 250 SE Cabriolet  68-78 300/4505EL 6.3 / 6.9  68-69 280 SE Cab (hi grille)  70  low grille 6-cyl. cab.  70-71  280 SE Coupe 3.5  70-71  Cabriolet 3.5  86-87  190E-16 valve  95-97 C 36 Sedan  37-39 328  55-62 1setta 250/300  57-59 Isetta 600 2+2  56-59 507 roadster  # Prod.  n/a  3,290  2,081  n/a  n/a  n/a  16,902  inc.  3,127  6,213  inc.  Price Range  $14,000  98  $140,000  49  $225,000  53  $250,000  $30,000  $15,000  6,525  5,187  inc.  4,502  65  $110,000  $14,000  $15,000  $40,000  $10,000  $25,000  $30,000  $10,000  $30,000  $9,000  $30,000  $35,000  $18,000  $60,000  $11,000  $35,000  -  17,000  -  185,000  -  275,000  -  300,000  -  -  40,000  20,000  -  140,000  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  18,000  20,000  60,000  13,000  32,500  40,000  16,000  35,000  12,500  40,000  45,000  22,500  (Add $1,500 for factory sunroof subtract $1,500 for no A/C.) inc.  (Subtract $1,500 for no A/C, add $1,000 for console shift automatic.) n/a  n/a  80,000  15,000  40,000  BMW 158,728  34,813  253  $250,000  $9,000  $8,500  253  $225,000  -  300,000  -  -  n/c  12,000  11,500  -  275,000  14%  (Most serial production BMWs are just "used cars", hence value is determined solely by condition.) 68-71  2800CS  71-74 Bavaria 4-door  71-72 3.0 CSL  72-74 3.0 CS  8% 67-70 1600 Coupe  68-71  2002 Coupe  72-74 2002 Coupe  72-74 2002 Iii Coupe  75-76 2002 Coupe  77-80 320i Coupe  81-83 320i Coupe  84-85 318i Coupe  84-87 325e Coupe  87-88 325i Coupe  87-89 325i Convertible  90-91  325i Convertible  77  630 CSi Coupe  78-82 633 CSi Coupe  83-84 633 CSi Coupe  85-87 635 CSi Coupe  88-89 635CSi Coupe  88-89 750iL 4-door  90-91  750iL 4-door  91-92 850i Coupe  79-80 MI Coupe  88-91  M3 Coupe  9,399  39,056  1,039  11,063  277,320  339,084  inc.  38,703  inc. 2002  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  see note  $6,000  $2,500  $16,000  $8,500  $2,500  $3,250  $2,500  $5,000  $2,800  $2,000  $3,000  $4,500  $6,250  $6,000  $9,000  $12,000  $5,000  $5,500  $6,000  $9,000  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  450  85-90 M5 4-dr. (Euro)  91-92 M5 4-dr.  87-88 M6 Coupe  86-87 L7 4-dr.  87  L6 Coupe  95-97 M3 Coupe  96-97 Z3 Roadster (4 cyl.)  97-98 Z3 Roadster (6 cyl.)  2,000*  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  (Z3 M series, add $4,000.)• $12,000  $10,000  $13,000  $26,000  $75,000  -  -  -  -  -  -  8,000  3,000  23,000  11,000  3,500  4,000  4,250  6,500  4,500  3,750  4,250  6,000  7,000  9,500  11,000  15,000  6,500  7,000  7,500  -  -  11,000  14,000  12,000  16,000  30,000  90,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  (6-series sales for 78-82 were 32,292. US sales 77-83 were 8,785.) above  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  (M1 production numbers include Group 4 & 5 comp. Models.) n/a  $10,000  $13,000  $24,000  $14,000  $6,000  $9,000  $25,000  $22,000  $29,000  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  12,500  15,000  28,000  18,000  7,500  11,500  34,000  25,000  38,000  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 22% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 24%  24% n/c  1% n/c 14% (Additions: Rudge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hardtop, $10,000. Deduct: $15,000 if sedan replacement block.) 11%  n/c  n/c  n/c  Change 3 mo / 1 yr n/c  n/c  14%  n/c  n/c n/c 14% n/c 21%  21% 17%  6%  n/c  9%  38%  38% n/c  n/c 15%  17%  15% 17% 44%  44% 18%  19%  9%  n/c  11% 17% n/c -18% 18% 19% 9% n/c 17% 6% n/c 9% Sports Car Market


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Sportwases, zujJerkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! BMW Regular classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! $48,000. 860-672-6639. CT 57 ISETTA, bubble window Z molding, very nice $12,500 OBO. 775-786-0409. NV 62 2600L SEDAN, Bavarian blue & white, 50,000 km, V8, very good original car $19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 71 3.0 CS, silver, navy leather, older restoration, extensive recent floor repair, Mich TRX 200-360s $6,200. 703-583-5015. VA 74 3.0 CS COUPE, fjord blue, tan leather, well preserved example, sunroof, pw windows, locks, 4-spd, a/c $13,000. Roger, 704-372-2282. NC 81 BMW Ml, VIN:WBS5991000 4301442, white, 8,900 miles, all original inside and out, absolutely mint showroom condition, never raced, US legal, fewer then 400 street models produced, surely one of the cleanest Mls available anywhere, owner's manual, photos available $74,000. Fritz or Meteor321@aol.com , 415-681-3423. CA MERCEDES BENZ - 27 630K SPORT TOURER, $475,000 OBO. Barrett-Jackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 29 SSIC, 2-seater $1,600,000 OBO. BarrettJackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 33 G3A, dual tandem $1,400,000 OBO. Barrett-Jackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 52 220 CABRIOLET A, beautiful white w/black top, perfect red leather, fitted luggage, current owner 20+ years, all receipts 58 220S CONVERTIBLE, gray/red, accurately restored CA car, sorted and ready, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $70,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 58 3005L, complete body and rolling chassis, use for racing body, other parts also available $45,000. 405-789-9499. OK 60 190SL, strawberry metallic, 190 SL Group Best of Show winner, restored in, out and underneath, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $75,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, dark red/tan, beautifully restored CA show car with recent major service, spectacular and functionally excellent, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $110,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 60 300SL ROADSTER, body-off restoration just 600 miles ago, finished in red w/ tan leather and tan top, chromed Rudge knock-off wheels $245,000. 6 16-3888200. MI 61 300SL ROADSTER, CA car, 50K+ documented miles, 3 owners, graphite gray w/natural leather $260,000 call for more info. Jerry, 760-746-9966. CA 65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy, 4-spd stick, restored, rust-free CA car, photos at www.sportsleicht.com $70,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 67 300SE CONVERTIBLE, very nice condition, rust-free car $26,500 OBO. Jim, 708-387-9934. 708-288-2588.IL 68 280SL ROADSTER, outstanding restoration, strong daily driver, well maintained, German G fast cloth top and removable hardtop, books & records, auto trans, a/ c, garage kept $26,900. 949-650-4718. CA 69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, 119K, original blue leather, new Haartz cloth top, Nardi wheel, power windows, a/c, floor automatic, runs dreamy $30,000. haha@core.com, 815-455-3112. IL 71 280SE 3.5 CONV, Moss green w/cognac leather and brown top, console auto, burl wood, Behr a/c and chrome alloy wheels, nut and bolt restoration to very high standards $128,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA MESSERSCHMITT 60 Messerschmitt Tiger 500, silver, black, ultra rare roadster model, total ground-up restoration, absolutely complete and authentic, none finer in the world $60,000. Tim Matthews, 626-578-1587 fax/phone. CA PORSCHE 52 COUPE, complete interim bumper car, solid, needs restoration $13,900. 860-4967633. CT 55 356 SPEEDSTER, 1500 Super, blk w/ red int, CA car, nicely restored beautiful panel fit, freshly rebuilt motor and trans $55,000 call for details. DIrs, 617-7831800. MA You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. 58 356 SPEEDSTER, triple black, total restoration including engine in '99, 100 miles since $65,000. 732-937-6063. NJ 59 CONVERTIBLE D, 1600N all #s match, restored, ivory/ivory, black top, wonderful car $42,000. 303-438-1793. CO 60 CABRIOLET B, Super 90, red w/blk, everything new and restored, driven very little, drive or show $38,500. 828-7439476. NC 63 356B COUPE, black/red, incredible survivor, in Porsche dealer's collection since new, photos at www.sports leicht.com $30,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. MA 64 356C COUPE, silver w/blk int, lovely restoration of a rust-free car $34,500. 310657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 73 911T TARGA, signal red w/blk int, orig paint and int, S package, books and tools included $28,000 call for details. Alex, 978-768-6092. MA 81 911SC, white w/blue leather, exc condition with many upgrades, coupe with sunroof, no body damage over no rust, perfect driver $16,500 OBO. 919-8333886. NC VOLKSWAGEN 64 KARMANN GHIA T-1500, 2-door coupe, very rare, only 6,700 miles, all original, awesome car, must be seen $22,500. 718-969-7679. 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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1937 Cord 812 SC Convertible Coupe I Engine number: FC2705 n 1929 Errett Lobban Cord, expanding his automotive empire, introduced a front-wheel drive automobile that he named after himself. The Cord L29 offered a distinctive, sporting appearance and great performance for its price. Unfortunately, when the stock market crashed shortly after the car's introduction, so did the market for the L29. The Cord's distinctive styling did, however, provide the basis for a new medium-priced front-wheel drive car, the 810. The 810 was intended to restore Cord's auto manufacturing operations to health, using the proven formula: styling, performance and a reasonable price. (In the process, Gordon Buehrig's clean and unadorned, coffin-nosed, retractable-headlight design created a standard by which cars are still judged today.) Powered by a Lycoming-built V8 engine, it created an instant sensation at its November 1935 introduction at the New York Auto Show— so much so that Cord could not meet the initial demand. The 1937 Cord, designated the 812, was little changed from the 1936 models except for the optional supercharged engine. Cord's experience with Duesenberg provided the expertise for them to add a SchwitzerCummins centrifugal supercharger that provided a 6-psi boost and increased the rating of the Lycoming V8 to between 185 and 195 horsepower. The chromed outside exhaust pipes, which were also a trademark of the supercharged Auburns and Duesenbergs, identified the increased capabilities of the supercharged 812. Cord built six different models in 1936 and '37 during the life of the 810/812: the Convertible Coupe, the phaeton, the Westchester Sedan, the Beverly Sedan, the Custom Beverly and the Custom Berline. Approximately 195 of the very attractive Convertible Coupe model were built and, according to company records, only 64 were supercharged. The Convertible Coupe has become the most sought-after Cord model and is commonly referred to as the "Sportsman" even though that designation was never used by Cord. The example pictured here features the characteristic engine-turned instrument panel with ivory trim and dual spotlights. The subject of a high-quality older restoration, it is clean and well presented throughout. With striking all-black livery, Gordon Buehrig's classic design stops traffic as readily today as it did 64 years ago. This Cord 812SC Convertible Coupe sold for $143,000, including buyer's premium, at RM:s Arizona Biltmore auction, held January 19, 2001. When the Cord 812 was introduced in 1937, Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  was apparent that little time had been spent testing their unique design. The cars were not cheap and the complaints were quick to arrive. The pre-select transmission slipped, rain leaks were horrendous and the paint was often of questionable quality. Engine overheating, attributed to the coffin-shaped nose, was a common complaint. Many of these problems were addressed "on thefly" but it is estimated that only 1,100 810s of all types were sold. Tune-up/major service ... $350 with supercharger Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Right side of each stub frame Boss on left front of block Web site clubs.hemmings.com/acdclub Alternatives .. 1937 Packard V12 Cony. Victoria, 1937 Cadillac V16 Cony. Coupe ACD Club, 1101 Frost Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135 little changed from the prior year 's 810. In November 1936, the clouds of doom had settled over E.L. Cord's automotive empire. Designer Gordon Buehrig had resigned in August and was replaced by Alex Tremulis as head of the design department. In truth, there was no department left so he essentially worked alone. Cords were selling at what could best be described as a leisurely pace, as dealers were closing their doors or switching to other lines of automobiles. Fewer dealers, of course, meant fewer sales, and this was a cycle that could not be broken. When Cord 810s began coming off the assembly line in early 1936, it 76  With this ominous background, Cord greeted the 1937 selling season by raising the price of the 812 by $450, about the price of a new Ford, to a whopping $2,560. In addition, the optional supercharger added another $450 to the final price. The decision to add external exhaust pipes on the supercharged cars was not made until a few weeks before the car's introduction at the 1937 Auto Show and they were greeted with mixed reactions. While only 64 of the Convertible Coupes that were built in 1937 were ordered with the optional supercharger and external exhaust pipes, it is difficult to find one for sale today without them, whether installed at the factory or not. A number 3 in the prefix ofthe chassis number indicates that the car was originally equipped with a supercharger and since the option adds about $25,000 to the current value, it is wise to make sure it is not an "add-on." The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club offers a certification program that authenticates the originality of ACD vehicles. If a Cord has not gone through this program, you should proceed very carefully before writing a check Although I personally couldn't verify the chassis number, I was assured by three different Cord $3,010 N/A 1937 64 $150 experts that this 812 Convertible Coupe was a legitimate SC, unlike the one offered by Barrett-Jackson on the same weekend that had external exhaust but no supercharger (Lot #646, sold at $124,200). This car did, however; carry an incorrect exhaust configuration and air cleaner. The value of these cars has been held down by two factors: the unfavorable reputation of their cantankerous transmissions and the number of reproductions that have been manufactured. All things considered, this "Sportsman" sold on the money—Carl Bomstead (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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BUICK 31 MODEL 95 PHAETON, (the big one), the best original unrestored car you have ever seen, original upholstery, top and side curtains in perfect condition, stored on blocks since 1935 in heated garage $55,000. 604-888-2296. FAX 604-8822548 CANADA BC 40 CENTURY CONV COUPE, dual sidemounts, maroon with maroon leather, tan canvas top, all in very nice condition $37,500. 203-389-1013. CT CADILLAC 29 CONVERTIBLE COUPE, 3-tone med blue to It blue ext, med blue leather int, loaded and stunning, no expense spared, engine/trans remachined, 0 miles since restoration $95,000. Volo Auto Museum, Bill, 815-385-3644. IL 31 V8 rumble seat roadster, dove/drk gray, burgundy leather, dual sidemounts, all #'s match, superb concours quality older restoration $89,500. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 47 CONVERTIBLE, Senior Badge winner, new top, new carpet, beautiful inside and out, Washington black body, red leather interior, black top, show stopper, great driver $55,000 offers. 206-849-3649. WA CAMARO 67 RS/SS, 350 V8, auto, factory air, ps, pdb, fact pw, tilt, remote mirror, deluxe steering wheel, fresh frame-off restoration, suspension power coated, real RS/SS, everything correct in appearance, eng # does not match $19,750. Chris, 214-630-8120. TX 68 RS/SS CONVERTIBLE, 396, auto, ps, pb, tilt and sport wheel, console gauges, deluxe int, red/white top, excellent ground up restoration $24,500. Bob, 507-2898640. MN 69 RS/SS CONVERTIBLE, Daytona yellow, 396-325 hp, 74K mi, Turbo auto, column shift, fully restored to like new condition, #s matching, black interior and top $31,900. Jerry, 319-393-7841. IA CHEVROLET 55 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE, detailed high point National show winner, frameoff restoration on CA car, turquoise/ivory, 265 V8, power pac, auto, ps, pb, Wonderbar, #s matching, everything new and/or rebuilt, meticulously detailed $49,500. 410465-7765. MD 57 CONVERTIBLE, 283 pp, beautiful CA car, National winner (978 pts average), ps, pb, pw, pw seat & antenna, Wonderbar ra- dio, 35+ options $55,900 delivery possible. 507-282-0633. MN 60 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE, 348 engine w/auto pw steering, beautiful Roman red ext and red houndstooth int w/padded dash, white top, fender skirts $25,900. 423538-5100 M-F 8-5pm. TN CHRYSLER 32 IMPERIAL CL, sport phaeton, coachwork by LeBaron, body #1, NY Auto Show and San Francisco show car, 100% real, not a made up car $250,000 part trade ok. 973890-0093. NJ 49 T&C DELUXE CONV, only a few exist, green/wood ext, natural leather int, bodyoff professional restoration, eng/trans remachined, all options, 1st Place winner every show $80,000. Volo Auto Museum, Bill, 815-385-3644. IL 56 NEW YORKER, baby blue & charcoal, 354 Hemi, 17K mi, restored original $16,000. 810-750-2056. MI CORVETTE 53 car #14, the first to be delivered to the public, extensive documentation including photos of the delivery to the original owner, a stunning example that runs, drives and looks like new $129,900. Mike, 800-327VETT CA 54 BLUE FLAME SIX, Powerglide, 38,400 orig mi, pennant blue, tan interior, 2nd owner CA car, orig paint/top, Wonderbar radio, late VIN 4559, super unrestored original, everything works $44,000. 703-250-7302. VA 56 CONVERTIBLE, black, V8 w/2 4-barrels, 45K mi, restored, 4-spd with red int $45,000. Bob Arnold, 703-445-1483. VA 58 CONVERTIBLE, with hard top, #s match, 283/290 hp fuelie, 4-spd, red/white, Wonderbar, frame-off, jack, books, manuals $49,800. 850-562-3144. FL 59 283/290 Fl, owned 31 years, both tops, white, black int, restored in '76 , rare 290 hp Fl car, good driver, approx 50K mi $62,000. Gary, 616-485-6898. MI 61 fuelie, big brake, radio, heater and soft top delete, Honduras maroon exterior, blk interior, 2000 Duntov award, flawless $75,000. 201-836-2300 days. 201-6704012 nights. NJ 63 pilot line cars, serial # 000017 & 000018, both red w/red int, 2 tops, pw, rare snowflake injector, 2-bar knock-offs, both cars need restoration $75,000 interesting trades. 713-664-1967. 713-984-2305.TX 63 ROADSTER, #000015 Pilot line, 327/ 360 hp, fuel injection, red/red, 4-spd, original 2-bar knock-off wheels, pw, AM-FM, 25 built, only 4 left, 0 miles on frame-off restoration, Gold Spinner $150,000 call for more info. 727-823-9292 am. 727-8942187 pm. FL 64 STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE, red w/ blk top, tan int, #'s match, mint condition, V8, 327 cu, 300 hp, 4-spd, knock-off wheels $89,500. 954-438-6043. FL 66 ROADSTER, 427/390, 4-spd, 2 tops, Protect-o-plate, #s match, prior owner to '73, fresh frame-off restoration, no hit evidence, red/blk, none finer $55,000. 678513-7511. GA 67 CONVERTIBLE, super rare triple black, 427/400, a/c, 4-spd, highly optioned, original drivetrain, NCRS Top Flight 98.3 $99,000. 941-346-7037. FL 70 CONVERTIBLE, classic white, deluxe saddle leather, both tops, 49,450 mi, 4.11 axle, rare ps, documentation, registration, dealer contract, Protect-o-plate, and more call for details $42,900 OBO. 8 17-5451511. TX DODGE 55 CUSTOM ROYAL CONV, wire wheels, yellow/blk, restored $28,000. 650854-1755. CA 66 CHARGER, 426 Hemi, auto, red, blk int, full history, never rusted, restored with NOS parts $35,000. 304-725-6904. WV 67 CORONET R/T CONV, very nice driver, bright red w/blk convertible top w/ white and blk int, 440, auto, console, not many produced $25,000. John Grinwald, 920-261-2648. 920-261-1800 work. WI FORD 2002 THUNDERBIRD, Premium model, both tops, triple black, factory verified order in hand, expected delivery June or July 2001, make an offer 724-847-4233. PA KAISER 54 KAISER DARRIN, three position top, Beautiful frame on restoration, excellent mechanical and cosmetics. Red with white top, red and white interior $33,750. 303-688-8815. CO LINCOLN 55 CAPRI CONVERTIBLE, very rare car with full professional restoration, black w/ cream leather interior $65,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 60 CONTINENTAL CONV, white ext w/ deluxe blk cloth top, special hubcaps, power everything, complete restoration on a rustfree car, also FM installed in original radio $29,500. Jack Zidek, 773-223-0231. IL 63 CONTINENTAL CONY, 430 V8, auto, burgundy w/white power top, burgundy interior, ps, pb, pw, p/I, wws, cosmetic restoration, 86K miles $13,500. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL PLYMOUTH 51 CRANBROOK CONV, 1,500 miles since frame-off, Haartz black top never down, every option known, Mexico red, all chrome, wires & repop wires, skirts, more $26,500. 717-394-2785. PA 56 FURY, rebuilt motor, Powerflite, gold trim, hubcaps $20,000. 650-854-1755. CA 63 SPORT FURY II CONY, 318 eng, white $17,950 delivered. 801-582-6883. UT PONTIAC 40 CONV SEDAN, mostly original car, very nice solid driver, repainted once, low mileage, 3-owner, runs & drives like new $24,000. 570-584-4297. PA 55 STARCHIEF CONY, CA car, 1 owner until last year, always garaged and dry, one repaint in original color, solid red, black top & red & white interior, runs great, chrome excellent, nice options and some original paper work $22,500. Jim, 916635-8790 PDT. CA 58 BONNEVILLE CONY, body-off restoration, Deauville blue, cashmere blue spear, top, tri-power, buckets, pd, pb, pw, pa, sportable, Speedminder, spinners, restoration 6 yrs ago, 0 miles since $59,500. bonnevillejoe@aol.com . SHELBY 65 SHELBY MUSTANG, #69,44K original miles, nice original, unrestored, 17' steering wheel, battery in trunk, very well maintained $65,000. Jill, 909-989-7556 days. CA 67 SHELBY MUSTANG, GT 500 fastback, dark moss green w/white LeMans stripes, 428 ci PI, 355 hp, 46K+ mi, VIN 1128, complete mechanical/rotisserie restoration to Concours quality w/302 break-in miles, 4-spd, 3.89 Locker, inboards, 5 Magstars & Goodyear Speedways & 5 shows $44,500 call for more info. Ken, 618-624-0406 eves. IL 68 GT 350 CONVERTIBLE, red/blk, 4spd, fully documented, rust-free original $44,000. 210-479-6535. TX • A 11 RESTOR ATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's' finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. 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MIEResource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com Bonhams and Brooks. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 3 10/3855875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 631/ 537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classic-carauction.com Poulain Le Fur. 33-01 58 05 06 07, fax 33-01 45 72 07 77. Commissaire Priseur, Palais des Congres de Paris, 2, place de la Porte Maillot, no 48, 75853 Paris Cedex 17. e-mail: automobile@poulainlefur.com. www.poulainlefur.com 4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/225- RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352- 8828, 760/323-1057, 805/966-6940, fax 818/225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spect rumauctions.com APPRAISALS Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/ 362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. e-mail: dbrownell@ sprynet.com Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles 78  of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@us appraisal.com ; web: www.usappraisal. corn (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@sfgate.com ; www.bestyellow.com/classic/index.htm Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848-2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com www.historicalcars.com We Buy—We Sell—We Find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Any where. www.historicalcars.com . COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 1-800USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. Fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com . Harry Newton. 310/280-3513. Fax 310/ 822-1360, e-mail harryanewton@msn.com . Value appraisals-50+ years experience. Noted automotive historian and journalist. Meticulous research, thorough inspections, up-to-date market knowledge. Clients include major collectors, insurance companies, dealers, estates, attorneys, individual buyers and sellers. Will travel anywhere. AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. e-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grand prixclassics.com . (CA) American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www.American CollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Putnam Leasing. 800/278-0071, fax 203/629-1937. Established in 1983, Putnam Leasing is the nation's preeminent leasing company of classic, exotic and luxury automobiles. Our key to success is offering our clients professional service with integrity. We create tailor-made programs that will exceed your expectations to lease the legends. Premier Financial Services. 203/267- 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@cosdel. corn; web site: http://www.cosdel.com Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Histories, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 5 18/2364549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured, I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/ 859-1585 Talk to me anytime. Thank you. lines.com (MA) tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. www.restoreautomobiles.com VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact West: Martin Swig 415/561-8401, fax 415/ 561-8422. New York City to San Francisco, California, October 1, 2001. The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/ 926-1815. ALFA ROMEO Parts Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. International Auto Parts. 800/788- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/ 338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224


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7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/www.difatta.com parts. Light weight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.(CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/ 843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/ consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Jaguar Aston Martin Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ 274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin - Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHHealey CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org May, 2001  Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/ CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. http://www.jnca.com MGA 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/ 546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706- Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. Rolls - Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Royce/Bentley FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. 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1111.11rnemilmilmil SCM AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA Auction Reports continued from page 60 them? Not an unfair bid for a vehicle whose value really isn't going anywhere. #166-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR CUSTOM 2-door Hardtop. S/N VC570163567. Red/red tweed. Odo: 1,274 miles. Orange CA days. They are real Ferraris, they don't have extraordinary problems and you can put small kids in the back The bid was not unreasonable. AMERICAN CARS #375-1933 DUESENBERG II REPLICA 4-door Phaeton. Red over black/dark red. Odo: 3,311 miles. Fiberglass body. 1976 Ford drive- plates. Claimed $125K restoration. Custom interior and gauges. Aluminum handles, steering column and steering wheel. 4-wheel disc brakes. Chrome undercarriage, B&M supercharger. Tubbed rear end, shaved metal hood. A '57 Chevy with '90s technology. Can't fault except one minor paint chip on left fin. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. While bid was far below replacement costs, it was still enough. Custom cars require custom buyers. Let 's just hope the builder got a lot ofjollies out of putting this one together, because he sure isn't going to get a lot of money. line. Only in Palm Springs—a wannabe Duesie owner. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Let's face it. These are just silly cars. And this was a silly offer And the seller was silly not to take it. #269-1946 FORD STREET ROD 2-door Convertible. SN 99A1358138. Black with blue flames/gray leather. 2x4 barrels. A/C. Was at #191-1957 CHEVROLET NOMAD CUSTOM ROD 2-door Wagon. Multi-color blue/gray tweed. Odo: 2 miles. Chop top, shaved door handles, lowered. Overall, well Rear bumper chrome spotting on right side. Continental kit. Later model PS and PB. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,150. This is about what nice but not super '58 convertibles are bringing these days. It takes a 100-point car to get "Barrett-Jackson" money, i.e. $80K - $90K. #186-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ 2-door Convertible. S/N 59E087419. Persian sand/persian sand. Odo: 8,683 miles. Hard boot. Engine compartment okay. A/C. Minor paint chips throughout. Detailed underneath. Correct paint code (98). PW and power windwings. 50-65-year-old men all over this car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. These will always be visually impressive cars, even if driving one is like steering an ocean liner The bid was not out of line with the current market. put together but minor detail missing. Cond. 3+. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. Another example of a seller trying to recoup his construction costs. It's not going to happen. Take the money and run. GoodGuys nationals. Tilt steering, aftermarket radio, PW. Lowered. Typical '46 Ford with 1990 technology. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. This was a tough weekend for street rods. Is the market tightening up, or would Palm Springs buyers rather have late-model Bentleys? #210-1955 FORD F100 2-door Pick-Up. S/N F 1 OU5L15340. White/tan. Odo: 87,458 miles. Right door poorly aligned. Oak wood #183-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N J58S102146. White/ orange. White hard top. Odo: 27,222 miles. Looks good from a curb in a parade, but not in person. Chrome poor everywhere. Interior and body in poor condition with a close inspection. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,725. Not much money for a 40-year-old open car Not much car for the money, either Just stick to the parades and you'll be fine. bed, no tailgate. Bin floor shifter. GM tilt steering wheel. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Where are those PU enthusiasts when you need May, 2001  5Y2-inch small hubcaps. RPO #684 option. Special fresh air ducting for brakes. Finned brake drums. Solid lifter Duntov cam. 4.11 positraction. Competition suspension. Left door fit fair. Really looks hot—a real sleeper for 'Vettes. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. Not an unreasonable bid, even with the options listed. #399-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-door Convertible. S/N F58J192858. Salmon/ salmon, black and gray. White top. Odo: 7,954 miles. 4 barrels. Right door poorly aligned. #172-1960 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-door Convertible. S/N 0Y73Y145471. White/two- #337-1959 LINCOLN MANSFIELD 2-door Convertible. S/N H9YC415996. Salmon/black zebra skin. Odo: 64,406 miles. 81


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA  tone blue. Blue soft top. Odo: 88,500 miles. Chrome engine dress-up kit has pitting. Engine compartment getting old. PS, PB. Top has wrinldes. Poor door fit. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Square-birds have been edging up in price, but it still takes a super example to bring the amount bid here. They will always be worth less than the two-seaters or the "jet-birds." #167-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-door Coupe. S/N 21847S158593. White/red. Odo: 48,158 miles. Close-ratio 4-speed. 3.55 • • 22,332 miles. Factory A/C, PS, PB. Dirty engine compartment. Good usable interior. Exterior and interior great for driving. California blue plates. Looks like a practical car for Dad to drive. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,900. How many Dads do you know today who are looking for something "practical" to drive? They're all buying mobile Viagra, i.e. Boxsters, Z3s and TT Roadsters. Positraction. Heavy duty radiator. "Z03" Super Sport equipment. 2x4 barrel carbs. One repaint to same color. Trunk has minor paint chips inside. Hand pinstriping on car. Spinner hubcaps. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. Plenty of money offered for a coupe, no matter what the options are. #188-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N 208675105956. Maroon/black. Maroon hard top. Odo: 32,859 miles. Early 1959 American mags with Fire- #349-1964 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Coupe. S/N 824P287877. Red/black. Odo: 11,014 miles. Tr-Power. PS, PB, A/C. Interior has small Red/red and white. White top. Odo: 64,655 miles. Dual carbs. Average paint job recently done. Chrome okay. A cute and fun car as long as you aren't picking up Ralph Nader. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,408. Martin Swig had always wanted one of these. Then he bought one, drove it 200 miles and never drove it again. You'll have to ask him why. Fair price. #182-1965 OLDSMOBILE 442 2-door Convertible. S/N 3386752117963. Black/light tan. White top. Odo: 8,374 miles. Olds wire caps look cheap-o. Add-on A/C. Pioneer stereo. Left door hard to shut. Factory tachometer, aftermarket gauges. Needs different wheels and tires to make it stand out. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,000. The 442 and the Toronado were really the high points of contemporary Oldsmobile, before they became rebadged Chevrolets and, finally, extinct. This was fair money for a decent car. stone 500 tires. A true survivor "fuelie." Raced from 1962-72. Stored for past 25 years. Ran 1/4 in low 12s @ 120+ mph. Original miles due to 1/4-mile drives at a time. Owner wanted $80,000. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $52,500. A great car for nostalgia drags. However will need a complete makeover before taking back to the track, and that won't be cheap. Bid was not unreasonable. #226-1962 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ 2-door Convertible. S/N 62E119431. Maroon/maroon. White top. Odo: stain on door panel and carpet. Left door doesn't shut properly. Big Bondo chip on front hood. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $23,625. For some reason, we haven't seen many GTOs at auction recently. Even though they are just rebadged Tempests, they capture the excitement of the "wide-track era," when owning a Pontiac was a mark of excitement and distinction. #364-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-door Convertible. SiN 41467F160538. White/white. White top. Odo: 62,425 miles. Factory A/C, cruise, tachometer, PW and tilt. #389-1966 FORD FAIRLANE 500XL 2-door Convertible. S/N 6H46G101034. Blue/blue. White top. Odo: 11,745 miles. Paint chips on Fender skirts. Many, many options including vacuum trunk release. Claimed $65,000 on body-off restoration. Well presented. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. These square Impalas have been going up in value, but $39K is still a lot for one. Question: why would the seller spend $65K on a '64 instead of on a '57 or a '58, where the return would have been nearly guaranteed? #217-1964 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 2-door Spyder. SN 40967W130341. 42,013 miles. Chrome pitting on bumpers, wipers, strips, etc. Stainless not up to snuff. It's getting tired and will need a full restoration in a few years. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,500. Cheap enough for a huge hunk ofsteeL Just don't ever think about restoring it. #405-1963 BUICK INVICTA 4-door Wagon. S/N J2002038. Beige/tan. Odo: 82  Hi-Po engine. Rally Pac 8,000-rpm factory tachometer. Fog lights. California black plates. A good clean driver but colors don't show the car well. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Plenty of money bid. #275-1967 PLYMOUTH HEMI GTX 2-door Coupe. S/N 12523L71193287. Red/ black. Odo: 80,574 miles. 610 hp, 528 ci Hemi aluminum engine. 3.92 Posi-Detroit Locker. Sports Car Market hood. Front bumper chrome weak, as is rear. Aftermarket A/C. Door rubber old and brittle. Paint damage on left quarter and right door. California black plates. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,560. Fords of this era just don't have a following. And this was a roughie. Still, if it runs out okay, it's a great southern California sunny-day cruiser #381-1966 FORD MUSTANG GT 2-door Convertible. S/N 6R08K214514. Platinum/ pony. Black top. Odo: 96,916 miles. "K"


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• • • • • • • • • erhift • • • •• • ....pm AUCTION REPORT: MCCORMIC PALM SPRINGS CA Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,875. Strong money for a "badger" But again, big-motor Chevelles continue to show value increases. #335-1994 FORD RANGER CUSTOM 2-door Pick-Up. S/N 1FTCR10A5RUA220. Red/black. Odo: 34,401 miles. Has '95 Mustang 5.0 driveline, seats and front suspension. 3,500 stall speed converter. Was a 440 car with A/C, later converted to Hemi. A muscle-muscle car that chirps every time the automatic transmission shifts a gear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. $30K should be enough to buy a converted car The market value of a Hemi is in the matched engine/chassis combination, not in an assemblage of mis-matched parts. #164-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-door Coupe. S/N 1383784132452. Red/ black. Black vinyl top. Flow Master exhaust. Shark" Corvettes have been coming on strong in the market. #310-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO 2-door Convertible. S/N 123679N701825. Silver with black stripes/black. Black top. Odo: 97,749 miles. Looks okay, paint is fair. Suicide doors, tonneau cover. Salvage title. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Nothing like a branded title to inspire buyer confidence. Could have been sold without regret.• DON'T MISS A CAR! Auction reports, PS, PB, aftermarket A/C. A clean driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,438. Late '60s Chevelles always seem to bring decent money. This was a fair pricefor seller and buyer both. How about the paperwork establishing this as a real 396? #189-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS 2-door Convertible. SIN 124679L518262. Orange with white stripes/black and white Color doesn't look like factory color. No gauges, only idiot lights. A fake SS. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,400. Unless someone wants to give you one free, you are crazy to buy any American car without running a VIN check to see how the car was originally built. SS badges are easy to buy. #276-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 2-door Coupe. S/N 443G130?57. Orange with black stripes/black. Odo: 86,739 miles. Door window rubber torn and ripped. - - Mini-Profiles and more! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1 800 289 2819 - and get started today! houndstooth. White soft top. Odo: 15,839 miles. Interior has been redone to specs. Engine compartment detail fair. Boyd 17-inch wheels. California black plates. Left door doesn't close correctly. Aftermarket AM/FM cassette with amp. PW, tilt, A/C. Both bumpers painted orange. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,300. Camaro convertibles continue to show strength. If this car had been really, really correct, it could have brought $35K without surprising anyone. Now, about those orange bumpers. #112-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Coupe. S/N 194379S769730. Blue/blue. Odo: 62,180 miles. Paint damage under front bumper. Front bumper has poor alignment. Fiberglass cracks around taillights. Left mirror glass missing. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,180. This would have been an $8,000 car a couple of years ago. The 4-speed helps, but the overall poor presentation can't help but make you wonder how the mechanicals are. These "Mako May, 2001  Window quarter chrome pitted as well as door handles. Spoiler. Paint chip on rear quarter panel. Left door alignment poor. Miscellaneous paint chips throughout. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $18,638. If the numbers match, this was fair-market for a 302. However with perfect ones struggling to break $28K, let 's hope the new owner is a "do-it-yourselfer 0 "— that way he has a chance of coming out ahead. #223-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE 2-door Convertible. S/N 136671B203842. Red/white. White top. Odo: 30,249 miles. Fake CD rem ml 454/365 hp SS. Right door not aligned. Just redone paint but looks good. Cowl induction. 83 Pte 18VBIAI • SOTOLId • SJBO spode l NOS 000`0C


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( by Carl Bomstead Li Li plete that VW-based kit car in your garage? Offered at no reserve on aven't you always wanted the body panels from a late '60s Porsche 908 to corn- eBay, this assemblage of fiberglass treasures elicited nine bids, with the "winner" paying $1,225. The damaged nose was painted a different color scheme than the rest of the body, but the seller did state that vertical quad headlight buckets were included in the package. Thanks to the SCM subscriber who pointed this one out to us. Sadly, we all missed the chance to own the first Bricklin SV-1. S/N 001, this was the personal car of Malcolm Bricklin. It has 13,000 miles and comes with extra body panels. Thirteen bids pushed the price to $12,601.01 but it did not meet reserve. Offered a second time, it had ten fewer bids and the final bid was $1,000 less than before. Showing that Bricklin disinterest was not confined to the cars, a Bricklin sales brochure that had an opening requirement of $14 did not receive any bids at all. Another sales brochure did sell for $5.99 to the lone bidder. The "Best Sign of the Month That Did Not Sell" award goes to a tin litho Fish Tire flange sign that dates from 1915. It featured the Fish Tire boy with his night candle and had the statement "Time to Re-tire?" It reached $3,950 and was pushed along by 30 bids, but the seller wanted $5,500. It's difficult to judge whether this was a reasonable reserve or not due to the rarity of the sign—I haven't seen another one like it on the market. Here are a few items of interest that did manage to change hands. eBay #1120204444-1920s DELAGE PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $200. Number of bids: 18. SOLD AT: $1,676. Date sold: 3/11/ 2001. Louis Delage was not known as a pleasant man and he ran his company with an iron hand. He founded tAct his firm in 1905, and when faced with liquidation in 1935, had his firm's assets purchased by one of his agents, thereby allowing the marque to continue until 1953. His best-known cars were the elegant, custom-bodied creations by Figoni, Chapron and Vanden Plas that were created during the early '30s. This very rare and desirable sign did not - 771 I 2 3 4 51 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 191 i20 21 22 23 24 25 26, 27 28 29 30 31 meet the reserve the first time offered, only generating a high bid of $909. The reserve was lowered and the sign rerun, and it brought nearly twice the earlier bid the second time around. However, this was still only half of what it would generate if put in front of a Pebble Beach auction audience. eBay Motors #565188785-1973 ALFA ROMEO GTV 2000. First bid: $100. Number of bids: 13. SOLD AT: $710. Date sold: 3/6/2001. A little Number of bids: 18. SOLD AT: $740. Date Sold: 2/24/2001. At first glance this seems like all the money in the world for a calendar, but in the gas and oil collecting world it is considered a great buy as one sold a few years ago at auction for about $1,800. This one measures 13" x 25" and was found in an old carriage house in its original shipping enve- lope. It appears to be in superb condition. Texaco items that have the green T outlined in black, like this calendar does, are particularly desirable as this design dates them as pre-war. The logo was changed just before WWII. eBay  #1117247298-1930 PACKARD LAPEL PIN. First bid: $9.99. Number of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $960. Date sold: 3/8/2001. These pins were first offered in the June 15, 1930, Packard Service Letter at a cost of twenty-five cents each. I traded eBay Motors #563943563-1959 FERRARI PININ FARINA 250 GT. First bid: $16,750. Number of bids: 24. SOLD AT: $35,890. Date sold: 3/6/2001. This is the perfect project for someone with a little talent and the desire to make $30,000-$40,000, assuming they value their time at around $2 an hour. The car is stated to be complete, with new exhaust and some NOS parts. All someone needs to do is reas- semble a car that someone else took apart, which may not be a problem if every nut and screw is identified, but chances are it won't be that simple. . . just ask anyone who has taken over someone else's restoration project. (Where did I put that box of gauges and chrome door trim pieces?) eBay  #1115708771-1910 VANDERBUILT (sic) CUP RACE PROGRAM. First bid: $9.99. Number of bids: 4. SOLD AT: $38.50. Date Sold: 3/1/2001. This was not an paint and some minor body work to fix the left side damage is all that's required to make this 50,533-mile beauty a driver. Oh, did I mention the engine is seized as well? Anyway, some lucky person can, after spending five large, end up with a pasta burner worth about $3,000. Or, more optimistically, it was bought as a parts car. At least it had a clear title. eBay  #1113320256-1925 TEXACO CALENDAR First bid: $10. some stuff for one a few years back and both parties valued the pin at about $100. I can find no logical reason why they would now be worth close to a grand. At that price, I'm afraid the guy I traded with will be coming back for some "boot" on the deal. actual program but an advertising piece that promoted Goldies Spring Suits and included the incorrect spelling of Vanderbilt. The entrants, including Barney Oldfield driving his Mercedes, were listed on the reverse. Vanderbilt Cup items always seem to attract attention but the real test will be next month when sothebys.com auctions the actual cup from the mid-1930s. The four-foot tall trophy was last sold by Charlie Schaebaum, a prominent automobilia dealer, about four years ago for $80,000; we'll let you know what happens. •


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SCM Super Showcase 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. S/N 1276, Midnight Blue/natural pigskin,  concours-winning restoration. Total top-end rebuild and freshening in progress. All  records and manuals. Some owner last 20 years. $59,000 obo. Al Cortese. (202) 637-  9696. (DC) (June)  1998 Panoz AIV Roadster. An incredible sports car generating rave  reviews. New car, only 2,000 miles. Beautiful red/tan. Factory Roush 4.61, 32-  valve V8. 5-speed. All Ford underpinnings and warranty. Great performance.  RHE polished 18" wheels. $44,000. Stan at CARISMA. (208) 429-8615.  www.carismacars.com (ID) (May) 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur by Hi Mulliner. LHD. Brewster green with tan leather. Factory air, power steering and power windows. Exceptional condition throughout. In California from the '70s. $65,000. Charles S. Crail Automobiles (805) 568-1934, fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (May) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300S1 Roadster. 65K original miles. 2 owner  car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint,  chrome, interior and top. $149,500. Cell (408) 838-3252, off. (408) 360-  9610, home (408) 531-0322. (CA) (May)  ERA 427 SC Cobra. Roush 427 side oiler, Accusump, close-ratio top-  loader, Halibrands, Wilwood, fuel cell, Aeroguip saftey systems, Aston Martin  Green, bump steered and sorted. A serious and complete package. $60,000.  (734) 428-8868 (MI) (July) The SCM 72 Datsun 240Z. 38,000 original, documented miles. Perfect in and out. Recent $1,800 service. 59,500/offers/trades up or down. Keith, (503) 261-0333, e-mail: kmartin@sportscarmarket.com Motors. Sedalia, MO 800-886-2701. www.brYantmotors.com . (MO) (May)  Birkin. New. Rolling chassis less engine and transmission. $16,786. Bryant  1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible. 1 1 9K miles. Original  blue leather, new Haartz cloth top, Nardi wheel, power windows, WC, floor  automatic. Runs dreamy. $30,000. (815) 455-3112. haha@core.com (IL)  (June) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. 65K miles. Fanatically owned since 1988. Supertrapps, Panasports, Konis, hard top. All original parts included. Rust free and straight. SHE SCREAMS! $22,000. (815) 455-3112. haha@core.com . (IL) (June)  •!! Keith Martin's 1969 Alfa Vintage Racer. Built 21 big-valve engine, Weber  45s, Panhard, big brakes, oil cooler, close 5th, fire system. Extremely reliable and fast,  needs nothing. 513,500 OBO. Building another race car. Dan Sommers, (503) 274-  0064. (OR) (photo Bob Dunsmuit)  Birkin America. World's finest Lotus 7 replica. It's all about performance. 1,200  lbs. 0-60 mph in 4.9 sec. Excellent engineering/fit/finish. Factory warranty. Fully  assembled (ex. engine/gearbox) $16,786. Race/BIY avail. CARISMA, LLC (Western  States Dealer) (208) 429-8615. wmv.carismacars.com (ID) (May) 1959 Porsche 356A, S/N 107759, vintage racer. No expense spared in preparation, call or e-mail for media package. Pittsburgh. Duncan Neilson, toll free (888) 942-6996. $30,000. E-mail duncan_neilson@hotmail.com . (PA) (May) , NMI 41111■ - 0„,_  1988 Larrousse Lola 1C88 Formula On e. F resh cosworth HE V8. Factory  restored. Complete history. Immaculate. jack s, starter, spares, ti re warmers, H.S.R. Boss  eligible. $100,000 firm. (610) 525-2836 days. (PA) (June)  1984 Mercedes-Benz 190-16. Rare factory built sports sedan. Originally built to  compete against BMW M-3 in Europe. Impeccable condition in, out and under the hood. 145k  miles. New belts, hoses, fuel pump, injectors, muffler, shocks and tires. 5-speed, ABS, CD,  sunroof. Books, records, EPA 8. DOT releases. $8,500. (714) 470-6400. (CA) (May)  Cars sell in the Sports Car Market Showcase Gallery. Have a full-color photo of your car and a 25-word description in sal for as little as $44/mo. Also, receive an Internet bonus: all Showcase Gallery ads are placed on SCM On-Line at no extra charge! See the Classified Order Form on page 80 for information about placing your ad.


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