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RM AUCTIONS INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF THE COLLECTION OF MR. RICHARD FRESHMAN THE EX-LOUIS MEYER 1936 INDIANAPOLIS WINNING 1934 MILLER RACE CAR THE MILLERS FROM THE COLLECTION ARE OFFERED BY PRIVATE TREATY ONLY. THIS IMPORTANT AUCTION WILL INCLUDE THE SALE OF OVER 20 VEHICLES FROM THE COLLECTION AND 200 LOTS OF FERRARI, PORSCHE AND JAGUAR SPARES, ENGINES AND EPHEMERA (OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE). ONLINE AND TELEPHONE BIDDING AVAILABLE SATURDAY MAY 25, 2002 THE BARKER HANGAR AT THE SANTA MONICA AIRPORT, CALIFORNIA HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FERRARI CLUB OF NORTH AMERICA


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RM AUCTIONS INC. PROPERTY OF MARSHALL FIELD 1992 FERRARI F40 FERRARI 250GTE 128F ENGINE NO. 4169 ORIGINAL JAGUAR D-TYPE WHEELS AS FOUND FITTED TO A BOANO WITH ITALIAN STYLE HUBS, A88 D-TYPE CYLINDER HEAD WITH NEW COSWORTH WIDE ANGLE PISTONS STILL IN THE BOX FERRARI 250GT SWB ENGINE NO. 3615 CATALOGS & BIDDER REGISTRATION 800.211.4371 OR www.rmauctions.com CORRESPONDENCE 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  AN KELLEHER  866.762.8284  866.762.8284  MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN  ROB MYERS  DENNIS NICOTRA  PASSPORT TRANSPORT LEFTBID.com bid live online! BarrBANic 711g  MEI 4-4 MONTEREY AUCTION COMPANY, CA DEALERS LICENSE #34509 P.O. BOX 1889. 601 CAPITAL AVE, VALLEJO, CA 94590 800.211.4371  800.211.4371  203.397.0734  SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM  613.476.9132 david@rmauctions.com ian@rmauctions.com mike@rmauctions.com rob@rmauctions.com dennis@rmauctions.com jack@rmauctions.com


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May 2002 / Vol. 14, #5 SPORTS CAR MARKET Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher ON-SITE MARKET REPORTS 13 Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ 16 eBay/Kruse Ft. Lauderdale, FL 26 Christie's Paris, France 34 Bonhams London, UK 70 McCormick Palm Springs, CA PROFILES 38 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAm - Cheap, but more documentation please. 42 1989 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta - Only 13,000 miles and already a respray? 47 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 - Just say yes to back seats. 50 1950 Allard J2 Roadster - The Blacksmith's Revenge. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster - They say it was reasonable at just $3.6m. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible - $4,500 when new, $172k now. 4  COLUMNS 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 8 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer 40 Ask The X-perts The BMW 850CS1 - Does anyone care? by SCM Analysts Sheehan Speaks Get a discount on a stolen F50. by Michael Sheehan Notes From Europe The Maserati hits the tarmac. by Giuseppe Tomasetti Affordable Classics 1961-73 Volvo P1800/ S/E/ES by Steve Dorsey The English Patient How about that $20k TR6? by Gary Anderson Motobilia Buy for $1,480, sell for $4,180. by Carl Bomstead Porsche Gesprach Big Flares and Big Bores by Jim Schrager 58 Bike Buys '69 BSA Rocket 3 by Bengt Halvorson eWatch An Honest SM by Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 11 Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 61 Vintage Rally Calendar 62 Mystery Photo 62 Mystery Photo Answers 63 Twenty Year Picture 65 Comments With Your Renewals 69 Display Advertisers Index CLASSIFIEDS 39 Alfa Romeo 45 Ferrari 48 Etceterini 52 English 57 German 60 American 61 Vintage Race Cars 68 Resource Directory 7 -/ Showcase Gallery 1972 Maserati Boomerang - "Sold to a prominent French collection. Too much at $628k? Who's to say?" 1972 Porsche 912 Targa - -Think 'survivor' more than 'restored' and the $16,900 makes sense." Even with wrong engine,' 55 Ferrari Monza makes $536k at Bonhams/Olympia 1959 MGA Police AClass Roadster - "$22,800 for a genuine ex-cops car with all the goodies." Sports Car Market


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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS The Property of Mr. Paul Newman 1987 Newman-Sharp Racing Nissan 300ZX 2+2 Turbo Trans-Am IMSA GTO Race Car 1957 BMW 507 Roadster Estimate: $250,000-350,000 1957 Dual Ghia Convertible  Estimate: $130,000-160,000  The Last Prowler Produced, offerd by Daimler Chrysler 2002 Chrysler Plymouth Prowler Estimate: $40,000-60,000 Proceeds to benefit charity Christie's Collectors' Car Exhibition and Auction at Rockefeller Center Auction  Enquiries  18 May, 2pm  Miles Morris  mmorris@christies.com  Tel: 1 (212) 636 2277 Malcolm WeIford  mwelford@christies.com  Tel: 1 (310) 385 2699  Venue 20 Rockefeller Plaza New York 10020 Catalogues US: 1 (212) 636 2500 Worldwide: 44 (0)20 7389 2820 www.christies.com Photo credit: Jay Hirsch and Tony Baker of Classic Et Spor t Car.


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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin A Thousand Here, A Thousand There n Oregon, May 1 is the official beginning of our sports car season. Our garage is soon filled with the chirping of a half-dozen vehicles, each, like a hungry baby bird, crying out for hundred-dollar bills to be tossed under its hood in an annual rite of spring awakening. Cindy's 1978 Alfa Spider was first out of the gate, with a quick trip to Alfa-meister Nasko for a retorqueing of its head, the final step in the valve job performed last year. As it is impossible to put an old sports car up on a lift without discovering something else that needs to be done, Nasko found that the motor and transmission mounts, original to the car, had become impregnated with oil and gone soft, allowing the sump guard to strike the front crossmember. That, and replacing the rusted exhaust system, would cost somewhere in the $780 range. We'll wait to have the work done until we can find a few more items to push the estimate over $1,000, which we have come to view as an entry-level repair bill for our cars. We've already made our obligatory $1,000 tithe to the 1984 Mondial Cabriolet, by having Gerry Follett at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo replace the alternator and waterpump belts and address a variety of minor electrical issues. While I was prepared for that expense, I was not ready for becoming the subject of so many snide SCM'ers' comments. At our Amelia Island seminars, one participant applauded me for my "collection of trailer-park exotics, including the Japanese Isuzu/Lotus and the celery green with peanut butter interior Ferrari." Another loyal reader cautioned me against driving the Mondial in Los Angeles, as everyone would ask why I was using the gardener's car. Nonetheless, I've put 2,000 miles on the Mondial in the past 60 days, including several 200-mile roundtrips to our beach house in Neskowin, on the Oregon Coast. The car continues to delight. It starts instantly, has yet to use a drop of oil, the heater and A/C work, and even the top goes up easily so long as you have a crew of five stevedores to help get it latched. And while in Los Angeles or Scottsdale it may be the Corolla of Ferraris, in our little village of Portland it attracts a great deal of attention with its raucous exhaust and striking (okay, unusual) appearance. I The shortcoming of the Mondial compared to the 330 America we formerly owned is that the Mondial is almost too much of a "real" car. With the 330,1 was always so amazed that it did things like start, shift and go around turns, that I never really thought much about how well it performed those things. When I once hit 110 mph on a stretch of mountain road, engine bellowing through nearly straight exhaust pipes, mosquitoes perishing on both sides of the road as the straight 40-weight oil went through the mister—a.k.a. the V12 engine—the thrill of the ride was equaled by the terror of the experience. Our time with the '91 Lotus Elan is nearly up. We've had it six months and it's been a pleasure, even though from many angles it looks like a Geo Metro convertible on steroids. And we do get a bit tired of the waves and honks from aspirational Isuzu Trooper owners. The Elan is part of our program to own two or three different affordable sports cars a year. We have only one slip in the garage dedi- great Saab 96 Monte Carlo has appeal. If you have any thoughts on this, contact me at kmartin@sportscarmarket.com , 503/261-0333. Speaking of Ms. Banzer, it appears she is finally ready to part with her trusty 1982 Mercedes 300 turbodiesel. After 13 years and 125,000 miles, she's got her eye on an E320, which we have always felt was one of the truly great serial-production sedans, even if David E. Davis doesn't agree. We're told $18,000 is the right number for a 1996 320 with 60,000 miles and no surprises; coincidentally, that is exactly what we paid for her turbodiesel in 1989 and, by any measurement, the E320 is a far superior car. As for the rest of the fleet, our 1986 Toyota 4x4 pickup (the dirt bike hauler) is glorying in its reupholstered front seats with inflatable lumbar support, crafted by interior wizard Guy Recordon of Guy's Restorations here in Portland. A used power-steering unit has been installed, a $250 add-on that has kept parallel parking from resembling a session with a Soloflex machine. And our trusty '91 GMC Suburban seems only to want its oil changed. As it got a new transmission and limited-slip differential last year, maybe it's decided to wait out 2002 and go for something really big in 2003. Other Stuff You'll notice a fresh look to Sports Car Market this month. Working with our former art director, Scott Abts, our new art director, Tyler Roy-Hart, is bringing a uniform look to the magazine while maintaining its commitment to the efficient delivery of information. Like a race car making its first outings, we'll be fine tuning it for awhile. We welcome your reactions and suggestions; please send them to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . It's back to Modena this May, where I will be joining our European correspondent Joe Tomasetti in the third annual 1,000-km Modena Cento Ore Classic, driving his freshly prepared Alfa GTA. Joe and I participated in the inaugural Cento Ore in 2000, and found that eventcreator Mauro Bompani had created a tasty mix of hillclimbs, circuit racing, touring through the countryside and terrific food and wine. Among other SCM'ers, the preliminary entry list includes Carlo Vogele in his '63 250 GTO and Bruce McCaw in his '53 375 MM Barchetta. The event runs from May 11-14. For more information, visit www. modenacentooreclas sic . it. On the Cover English artist James Dugdale depicts Tazio Nuvolari driving a V12 Ferrari 166 Spider Corsa in the 1948 Mille Miglia on our cover. The hood and left front fender of the 166 are missing, due to damage suffered in the race, while mechanic Andrea Scapinelli holds on for dear life as his seat has broken loose. Despite building up a 29-minute lead over eventual winner Clemente Biondetti, Nuvolari was forced to retire near the finish. Timed hi//climb on the Cento Ore Classic. cated to this project, so for something new to come in, what's there has to go. Good thing, actually, or pretty soon we'd be overrun with collector cars, the advantages of which Ms. Banzer and I sometimes have a difference of opinion about. We have "invested" about $15,000 in the Elan, and will sell it for that, while also looking for interesting trades or buys up, down or sideways. Anything from a big Healey to a TR-3 to a perfect BMW 2002 or even a 6  Artist Dugdale was born in Rossendale, Lancashire, England. He worked as a package designer and then a freelance illustrator before becoming a full-time automotive artist. His work has been exhibited in England recently at the Silverstone Historic Festival and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, as well as at the Monterey Historic Races in California. Additional examples of Dugdale's work can be found on Fart et l'automobile's Web site (www.arteauto.com ). Alternatively, the artist may be contacted at 550 New Church Rd., Higher Cloughford, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 7Th, England.• Sports Car Market


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Bonham 1793 Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers Boston Museum of Transportation, Brookline 4 May 2002 A Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Catalogues Now Available Bonham's very first Boston area sale will be held on May 4, 2002 in the elegant 19th century carriage house which for over 100 years has been home to the Larz and Isabel Anderson collection of pioneer motorcars. Some of the finest classic and collector automobiles and motorcycles available will be offered from this lovely suburban Boston location along with a selection of fine automobilia. For more information about bidding or consigning a vehicle, please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams San Francisco office on Tel: 415/391-4000 Fax: 415/391-4040 or email: mosborneebonhams.com or contact one of the following representatives: Jonathan A. Stein (Automobiles) Tel: 610/779-9710 Fax: 610/779-3705 or e-mail: jonathanastein@aol.corn Mike FitzSimons (Motorcycles) Tel: 203/622-6093 or e-mail: fitengenetscape.net To order a catalogue and for further information, please contact Jacquie Klose 415/391-4000 or jklose@bonhams.com. Catalogue purchases of $35.00 admits two. Motor Cars: *1904 Cadillac Model B Fixed Top Touring Car - Without Reserve *1905 Franklin Touring Car - Without Reserve *1909 Sears Motor Buggy - Without Reserve *1910 Vermorel - Without Reserve *1911 Flanders Model 20 Touring Car - Without Reserve *1919 Dodge Brothers Model 30 Roadster - Without Reserve *1925 Hupmobile Series R Three-Door Sedan - Without Reserve *1929 Cadillac 341 B Pheaton - Without Reserve *1941 Lincoln-Continental Coupe - Without Reserve *1924 Ford Model T Touring Car - Without Reserve 1955 Lincoln Capri Convertible 1939 Packard Model 1703 Touring Sedan 1979 March F2 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1982 Ferrari 512 GT4/BBi *1954 Plymouth Plaza Convertible - Without Reserve 1974 Ferrari 365GT4/BB 1969 ISO Griffo 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk 1927 Pierce Arrow Landau Coupe 1921 Packard 833 Dual Cowl Phaeton 1957 Porsche Cabriolet Speedster *1956 Ford Thunderbird - Without Reserve 1959 Heinkel Micro Car 1954 Kurtis 500 Sports Racing Car 1933 Alvis Speed 20 SB 1959 Bentley S2 Standard Steel Saloon 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Convertible 1956 Osca MT4 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle c. 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina MK1 1964 Austin "Mini" Cooper S 1973 Lotus 7 54 1957 Lincoln-Continental Mark IV Convertible 1932 Bugatti Type 49 Coupe, Coachbuilder Henri Labordette - Without Reserve 1965 Buick Skylark Grand Sport 1932 "Windy City Special" Motorcycles: 1914 Douglas Flat Twin 500cc, 2 Speed - Without Reserve 1920 Zenith Gradua JAP, 1000cc V-Twin - Without Reserve 1928 Henderson Deluxe 1300cc, Four Cylinder, Older Restoration 1929 Sunbeam 350cc, Single Cylinder - Without Reserve 1932 Coventry Eagle 500cc, Single Cylinder - Without Reserve 1934 Scott Flying Squirrel, 500cc - Without Reserve 1934 BSA D-18 250cc OHV, Older Restoration 1934 Norton International 500cc Overhead Cam, Single Cylinder - Without Reserve 1938 Rudge Ulster 4 Valve Bronze Head 500cc, S ingle Cylinder - Without Reserve 1947 Indian Chief 74ci V-Twin, Sidecar, Bob Marke Restoration. 1951 Vincent Rapide 1000cc V-Twin, Restored 1964 Harley Davidson FLH 74ci V-Twin, 28 Miles, Original 1969 Norton Commando 750cc Twin "Fastback", Restored 1969 Harley Davidson XLH 74ci V-Twin, 4155 Miles, Original 1975 Norton Commando 850cc Twin Electric Start, Original 1984 HarleyDavidson XR- 1000 VTwin, 4000 Miles, Original USA Bonhams Inc 500 Slitter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 (fax) UK  Bonhams Ltd  Montpelier Street  Knightsbridge,  London, SW7 1HH,  United Kingdom +44 (0) 20 7393 3900 +44 (0) 20 7393 3915 (fax) Europe Bonhams Europe S.A. 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 (fax) www.bonhams.com 40L'4.N 111. 10


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Inside Line / Cindy Banzer SCM Events ez News VBeaulieu AutoJumble visit added! Participants in the SCM ten-day 2002 Goodwood Motorhead's Dream Tour to England, presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations, will visit the famous Beaulieu swap meet in addition to the Goodwood races. Special pricing for SCM subscribers. Only five spots remain. Departs 9/4, returns 9/13/02. Contact: 800/452-8434, www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com . (OR) Events I/To kick off the California Mille in San Francisco, there will be two days of motoring festivities, 5/11-12/02. Saturday will feature a "Century of San Francisco Style," showing 50 cars of the last 100 years in which people arrived at the Fairmont Hotel. On Sunday, the participant cars in the 2002 California Mille will be featured. Mario Andretti will welcome the drivers and Andretti Winery will supply the wine. For more information, call 415/561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) V This year's Hamptons Concours d'Elegance, 5/26/02, will benefit the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Alec Baldwin is this year's honorary chiefjudge. 631/ 329-0050, e-mail info@wordhampton.com . The 2002 Bloomington Gold Corvette show is moving to a new venue. This 50th anniversary event, 6/13-16/02, will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. 815/568-1960, www.bloomingtongold.com. (IL) VOn Saturday, 6/29/02, the Canton, Ohio, Italian-American Festival will be hosting an "Italian Car Show." Motorcycles are welcome as well. For information, call Lee, 330/478-0950, or e-mail leecontie@nearr.com . (OH) I/The Double 500 will have a new format this year. Starting from San Francisco Toyota on 6/29/02, approximately 25 cars will now be available to rent, provided the renter makes a $500 donation to Volunteers ofAmerica and provides a copy of his insurance coverage. Personal sub-$500 cars can be entered with a donation of $250. Prizes will be awarded to the most decorated or themed cars. Call 415/561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) (NY), I/Mercedes-Benz and Girard-Perregaux will sponsor the 2002 Colorado Grand. Set for 9/9-14/02, entry applications are now being accepted for pre-1960 sports and racing cars. 970/926-7810, www.coloradogrand.org . (CO) VThe inaugural Targa Newfoundland will take place 9/13-22/02. Organizers expect 200 cars with crew to participate this year. 709/7222413, rgiannou@targanewfoundland.com , wwvv.targanewfoundland.com. (NF, CANADA) News I/The Squad 51 Dodge paramedic truck from the TV show "Emergency" has been added 8  4 4eikk'41110. to the Petersen Automotive Museum's collection for the next year. VNorthshore Sportscars of Lake Bluff, IL, has been appointed as new car sales agent for Morgan Motor Company of England. Northshore will also provide service and parts for Morgans of all ages. 847/247-0447, fax 847/247-0446, www.northshoresportscars.com . (IL) VXKs Unlimited will now distribute Arden Automobiles, GmbH's line of performance and accessory parts for current-model Jaguars. Model-specific catalogs are now available. 800/4445247, www.xks.com. (CA) VA 1947 hot rod called the Weinberg roadster, built for Bob Weinberg of "Blue Crown Special" Indy car fame, has turned up in Texas. Built by Bill Edwards, Emil Deidt and Lujie Lesovsky, it had a 4:71 blower mounted behind its Mercury flathead motor. In order for it to be brought back to its original configuration, additional research information is requested of the ever-so-knowledgeable SCM readership. If you have info or guidance regarding this car, please call Matt Jones at 281/807-1744. (TX) VProTeam Corvette is now offering a money-back guarantee for all shop-from-home customers. Mail-order purchases can be returned within 48 hours, and their new policy allows for a full recension should buyers not be satisfied with the purchase for any reason. 419/592-5086, fax 419/592-4242,www.proteam-corvette.com . (OH) VCaribou Imports has completely redesigned their Alfa Romeo Web site, www.warp9.to/alfa, which features many new product additions and a wider selection of color and style choices on existing products. 949/7703136, fax 949/770-0815. (CA) I/The Lamborghini Murcielago established three international speed records for series-production cars: the one-hour international speed record, with 22 laps completed in an hour averaging 198.7 mph; the 100-km speed record, with 100 km completed in 18:44.9 minutes at an average speed of 198.953 mph; the 100-mile speed record, with 100 miles completed in only 30:09 minutes at an average speed of 198.996 mph. VMercedes-Benz is now crafting replicas of its No. 1 Patent Motor Car, reckoned to be the first incarnation of the automobile. More than 30 US Mercedes-Benz dealers have acquired the vehicle for their showrooms and heritage activities. The car has a suggested retail price of approximately $49,500. Auctions VA 1933 Bugatti Type 51, a 1960 works Austin-Healey and a 1925 Hispano-Suiza will be offered at the Coys of Kensington/BarrettJackson Monaco sale, 5/17/02. For more information on available consignments, call 480/421-6694, fax 480/421-6697, www.barrettjackson.com. (AZ) I/The Bonhams Monaco sale, 5/18/02, will feature the Matra MS650 Barquette, SN MS65001, that finished fourth in the 1969 Le Mans 24Hours. Also on offer is the 1956 Jaguar D-type, S/N XKD545, that George Constantine drove in the 1956 Watkins Glen Grand Prix. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040, www.bonhams.com . (CA) VChristie's annual East Coast motor car sale will be held in New York's Rockefeller Center, 5/18/02. The auction will feature approximately 50 cars. 212/636-2277, www.cliristies.com . (NY) I/In addition to a varied selection of cars, RM's Santa Monica auction, 5/23-26/02, will include a250 GT SWB engine, a275 GTB engine, and a D-type cylinder head. RM is also currently offering two historic Miller-powered Indy winners by private treaty. Both cars are from the Richard Freshman collection. 310/246-9880, fax 310/ 246-9744, www.rmauctions.com. (CA) VKensington Motor Group will host their annual Bridgehampton, NY, auction on 5/25/02, as part of The Hamptons Auto Classic. For a docket, call 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641, email kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) I/Boyd Coddington's 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hot rod, "Chezoom," will join a 1948 Tucker and 200 other cars and motorcycles at BarrettJackson's Petersen Museum sale in Los Angeles, 6/14-15/02. 480/421-6694, www.barrettjackson.com. (AZ) Awards I/Wally Parks, the founding father of the National Hot Rod Association, has been selected as the first recipient of the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his contributions to the business and sport of hot rodding and restoration. Overheard I/Jim Carrey drives SCAT er Bob Silver's 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A into a river in the new movie, "The Majestic." Silver's first 1952 220 Cab A is also appearing in Bob Wise's "Driving Topless," which will air on the History Channel later this year. Transitions Ray Brock, former tech editor of Hot Rod magazine and founder of Brock Publishing Company, succumbed to a heart attack on April 2. In his memory, Brock's family requests that donations be sent in his name to the NHRA Motorsports Museum, (P.O. Box 2345, Pomona, CA 91769) or the Petersen Automotive Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036). Sports Car Market


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JUNE 18c 2, 2002 corwich concour s if) A FESTIVAL OF SPEED AND STYLE AmeriCares BENEFICIARY 11, r( eiles Benz errari SATURDAY, JUNE 1 - CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE Classic & Collectible Cars 1890s to 1980s LAND-ROVER SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - CONCOURS EUROPA Post-WWII European Sports, Touring, Competition Place: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, Connecticut Time (both days): 10AM - 5PM  Awards Ceremonies 3 - 5PM Tickets: Adults $20 (one day), $30 (both days) - Children 12 and under, free with adult Directions: 1-95 to Exit 3-100 Arch Street, in Greenwich, CT, or Metro North train to Greenwich Station, 2 blocks south to site Additional Info: Phone/Fax 203-618-0460 or www.greenwichconcours.com


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SCM and Car Clubs This summer, SCM will be involved in the following national car club conventions: I/Oregon Region of the Porsche Club of America, Haifa Mille Miglia tour, 5/30-6/2/02. SCM hosts a wine-tasting of several premier Washington wines, poured at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, Washington. This 500-mile event is open to any sports car or sports sedan. Cost is $300, lodging not included. Contact expert John Wilson has provided an original 1965 BJ8 for Editor Martin and Cindy Banzer to drive in the caravan, www.healeyclub.org . V Alfa Romeo Owner's Club National Convention, Alfiesta, held in Costa Mesa, CA, 7/4-7/02. SCM sponsors the Sports Car Market Art Show & Model Concours, along with the caravan driving from Oregon, www.aroc-usa.org . Don Clinkinbeard at drcbikegaol.com , phone 503/356-1764, www.oregon pca.org . VFerrari Club of America, International Meet, Los Angeles, CA, 5/22-26/02. Visit the SCM booth. Information available at www.ferrariclubofamerica.org . V 50th Anniversary AustinHealey National Convention, Open Roads 2002, 6/23-28/02, at Lake Tahoe. SCM is sponsoring a caravan of Healeys from the Pacific Northwest and Canada that will be motoring to the event. More than 70 cars are expected from the Oregon, Washington and Canadian clubs. Noted Healey restoration SYLP 410 North Circle Drive Oaks, PA 19456 610.666.1966 fax 610.666.9422 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible  white/tan leather, very well restored, numbers match,  excellent and just serviced -•  1956 Austin-l4ealey 100/6 4,000 original mks, well restored, excellent throughout, red/black, ex.-Pres Healey Club $35,000 Sports/Exotic/European 1962 Bentley S11 Continental S/N B78LCZ, convertible, LHD, auto, factory A/C, power steering, black/black $55,000 1965 Lamborghini GT 350 fully restored, 3-seat version, alloy, 1 of 21, outstanding example 1950 Bugatti Type 101 Coupe by Van Antem, 1-off, extraordinary coachwork, 14,000 original miles, interesting history Inquire 1964 Ferrari Lusso/LMB well-known car, alloy body, 250 GTO full race-spec motor, vintage race success story, inquire $375,000 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster blue, needs restoration completed, motor done, paint and body done $16,500 1971 Maserati Ghibli Coupe 4.9 SS, black/tan, outstanding restoration, Borranis, auto, A/C, not one better anywhere $47,500 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster lovely older resto, maroon/tan, well kept and freshly serviced, luggage $225,000 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet 35k miles, CA car, rare 4-speed, $9,000 recent service, red/black, zebra wood $31,000 1961 MGA Roadster completely restored, red/black leather with red piping, all weather equipment, runs well $17,900 1980 MGB Roadster 30k mks, outstanding concition, Victory Red, books, tools, tonneau, new top $13,500 1987 Rolls-Royce Limousine lankel coachwork, all amenities, 6-passenger seating to the rear, 10,000 1-owner miles, new  1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II magnolia/magnoka with tan piping, 25,000 miles, one owner, fresh wood, as new throughout American C _ 1960 Chevrolet Impala documented, 960 out of 1,000 points, red/red-white, WWW tires, 348, 4-bbl, ps, pb, great $39,900 1973 Camaro Z/28 IT 2-owner CA car, 350, 4-spd, A/C, pdb, tilt, deluxe int, fact spoilers, receipts, deep blue/black $17,900 1932 Ford Roadster all stock, nice older resto, taupe/black fenders, runs very well, wind wings, WWW tires $39,900 1957 Ford Thunderbird 2 tops, bronze/tan, nice older resto, WVVW tires, engine dress up, ps, pb, A/C pw $14,500 1962 Ford Thunderbird factory roadster, 27k miles, 2 owners, Kelsey-Hayes, tonneau, restored, jewelry, numbers match $39,300 1966 Shelby Cobra ERA red/black, orig 427 side-oiler, 2x4s, Jag rear, top loader, col springs, 3,300 miles since built $47,500 1971 Mercedes-Benz 3.5 Cabrio CA car, brown/tan, very nice older rest°, zero rust, A/C, center-shift, books $48,500 10  www.pamotor.com - info@pamotor.com Sports Car Market VPorsche Club of America, Porsche Parade, Boise, ID, 7/288/3/02. SCM will also be sponsoring the caravan of Oregon Porsche Club owners to the event, www.parade2002.org. For information about having SCM become involved with your club's activities, please contact David Slama: 503/261-7127 ext. 206, david.slama@ sportscarmarket.com Survival of the Fittest: Companies that are Focused and Streamlined will Survive In these challenging times, your success depends on the efficiency and focus of your management team. We've worked with senior executives of Fortune 500 companies to quickly effect change, focus key players on projects that direct money to the bottom line, and streamline their organizational activity to conserve costs. Clients include: Qwest Communications Seagate SPLWorldGroup We can help you focus and structure your organization to achieve results now. Learn more about us at www.elg.net Free initial consultation: 720-963-9212. The Strategy Implementation Experts rm.


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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 Massachusetts - May 4 BONHAMS - Brookline Indiana - May 3-5 EBAY/KRUSE - Auburn Texas - May 3-5 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Dallas France - May 6 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Wisconsin - May 11 MECUM - Madison England - May 11 BONHAMS - Newport Pagnell Washington - May 14 SILVER - Spokane South Carolina - May 17-18 SILVER - Myrtle Beach Monaco - May 17-19 BARRETT-JACKSON - Monte Carlo Monaco - May 18 BONHAMS - Monte Carlo New York - May 18 CHRISTIE'S - New York City England - May 18 CHEFFINS - Kent Illinois - May 24-26 MECUM - Belvidere New York - May 24-25 KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP - Bridgehampton California - May 23-26 RM AUCTIONS - Santa Monica France - May 25 OSENAT - Fountainebleau England - May 29 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Nevada - May 31-June 2 EBAY/KRUSE - Las Vegas JUNE Montana - June 1 SILVER - Billings Oklahoma - June 7-9 EBAY/KRUSE - Tulsa England - June 11 CHRISTIE'S - London England - June 13 BONHAMS - Harrogate California - June 14-15 BARRETT-JACKSON - Los Angeles Illinois - June 14-16 MECUM - Pheasant Run Idaho - June 15 SILVER - Coeur d'Alene France - June 17 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Minnesota - June 21-22 MECUM - St. Paul Washington - June 22 SILVER - Puyallup England - June 22 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire England - June 22 BONHAMS - Northamptonshire France - June 23 OSENAT - Fountainebleau JULY Iowa - July 5-6 MECUM - Des Moines Wyoming - July 6-7 SILVER - Jackson Hole France - July 7 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris England - July 12-13 BONHAMS - Goodwood Idaho - July 13 SILVER - Post Falls Wisconsin - July 19-20 MECUM - Elkhart Lake England - July 22 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London England - July 24 H & H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire England - July 25 BONHAMS - Beaulieu North Dakota - July 27 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Fargo AUGUST Michigan - August 3 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills Nevada - August 8-11 SILVER - Reno Germany - August 10 BONHAMS - Niirburgring Michigan - August 10 RM CLASSIC CARS - Detroit Indiana - August 16-17 MECUM - Valparaiso California - August 17 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey California - August 16-17 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey California - August 17 BONHAMS - Quail Lodge California - August 18 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach• Class Shows Cleans n,c6toteS FPO • Rich conditwea prequature aqt.1 • Protects from SOO megulars.com • carcrazycentral coal Customer Help Center 800-347-5700


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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503/253-2234, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: I enjoyed David Swig's article on the Subaru SVX (April 2002, page 60). It was a fair evaluation of the car. There were a couple of misconceptions, however, and they deserve to be corrected. I have just sold my 1992 SVX with Touring Package and I'm suffering severe seller's remorse. 80,000 miles of pure driving pleasure and just as bulletproof as the Supra that it replaced. I did not have any transmission problems, although I drove the car hard, and that is probably because I learned that the four-speed automatic doesn't have a manual override, as you indicate. The manual setting on the A/T is a lockout system for starting on ice; i.e., press the manual button and set the selector to first and first gear is locked out and you start in second, and so on. I believe that the transmission problems are directly related to abuse from the "manual override." Also, tire and wheel shops have a penchant for putting the wheels on backwards because they look more correct that way.—Tom Stark, Tucson, AZ Dear SCM: Regarding Giuseppe Tomasetti's "Golden Rules of a Restoration" (April 2002, page 14), I would like to propose another rule. Rule 11: There are no rules! If it weren't for the presence of rocks like us in the box, the world would be devoid of the thousands of wonderful businesses dealing in world-class restorations, obscure parts, service of Magneti MareIli ignitions/Weber carburetors/soft metal valve seats, etc. I dream of someday being hopelessly financially inside-out on a pre1958 Giulietta Sprint, and to have my checks help keep the lights on for some obscure wizard of Milanese head-bolts! The best use of money is to plow it back into the support of those who love what we love; there are no budgets (there aren't many guys out there who actually set out to screw you—the pathway to hell being paved with good intentions); on time is when it's done. The watchwords of fiscal sanity are: Enjoy the ride.—David Soares, via e - mail Dear SCM: Golden Rule Number 11: Restoring old cars is not an investment. Our hobby 12  makes the Enron 401K plan look like a get-rich-quick scheme! P.S. My tax return should arrive any day. E-mail photos of the Alfa Sprint!—Mike Heatley, Richmond, VA Dear SCM: Knowing that Michael Sheehan has—over many years—dismantled and restored probably as many Daytonas as anyone on this planet, I was astonished to read his response to D. Miller of Tokyo concerning Daytona seats. "The seats on the coupes... recline completely" is his advice. Neat trick in a Daytona, except as we both know those chairs are in no way articulated. Their fixed profile can be slightly set at one of three angles by means of the levers under the driver's or passenger's legs, and that's it! Of course, I could have missed the full reclining feature as I've only owned my '72 for some 17 years. It's just that I hate to think of replacing the torn leather should I decide to place my seats in the full recline attitude you suggest. And the steering wheel height needs to be adjusted by a mechanic? What kind of people intend to have a Daytona today? How helpless? What state has this sport fallen into? Guys (or gals) needing full reclining seats—and a mechanic to change steering wheel height—clearly should wait for Porsche's new SUV. After all, its steering will be servoassisted, its seats will have electric reclining—not that silly mechanical stuff—and serious load capacity. And D. Miller will fit easily. Forget the Daytona... values are in a funk, so there's simply no good reason to own one, is there? No disrespect to Porsche, by the way. They still make the most beautifully built, genuinely usable sports cars in the world.—David Berelson, via e - mail The word "completely" was added, in error, during copyediting.—ED. Dear SCM: I have often stated that I believe the "best" XI( model to be entirely a matter of contemplated use and individual personal choice. Your notes (Profile, March 2002, page 21) however raise an interesting new point as they touch on the term "sports car." While that term has been used very loosely over time by marketing departments, the original defmition meant a dual-purpose car that was capable of being used on the road in sporting events. Examples would include circuit events and rallies. There is no doubt that an XK 150 was a sports car. It was certainly used, when new, in contemporary sporting events, by any number of people. The point that I believe Gary Anderson is trying to make concerns the positioning of the 150 against its competitors. While the 150 may have been faster and had better brakes, it was still outclassed by other sports cars in its own time. The 120 when new was revolutionary, ahead of its time and the competition. It was able to be raced successfully at Le Mans in nearly standard trim. This is just one example of its sporting successes. Automotive technology, however, moved forward faster than the development between the 120 and the 150. Therefore the 150, although mechanically improved, was a less competitive sports car. It never had, nor could have had the sporting success of the 120. Jaguar must have known this as they also changed the design of the 150 OTS to include roll-up windows, etc. The car was really repositioned as more of a Grand Routier (Grand Tourer), and there is nothing wrong with this at all.—Christian Hueber, via e-mail Errata In the February issue, Lot #432 of the McCormick auction (page 34) should have been listed as a 1951 Studebaker Commander. In the April issue, Lot #635 from the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction (page 41), a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director:Tyler Roy-Hart Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Kristen Hall-Geisler Office Manager:Janice Alexander Project Manager: David Slama Graphic Artist:Kirsten Hegg SeniorAuction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson, Carl Bomstead, Michael Duffey, Alexander Leventhal,Jim Schrager, Michael Sheehan Auction Analysts:John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Phil Skinner Contributors: Bengt Halvorson, Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) Internet Specialists: Matt King, Adrian Gilles Design Consultant: ScottAbts Intern: David Swig For advertising information, call Tyler Roy-Hart, 503/261-0555, ext. 202; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 503/261-0555, ext. 208; fax 503/253-2234; service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car sold for $78,840. The market opinion should read, "Brilliant DB4s are now reaching these levels with regularity. Average-condition cars still languish in the mid-$40ks." 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. 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SCM WINTER MARKET REPORT EIVEMEMEME........ top Sales Th is Issue 10 After the auction, a source at Christie's told us that they had placed the extraordinarily high estimates on the cars because doing so "made the consignor happy to see his cars valued so well." But ultimately, what sense does that make? One would assume that the difference between the unrealistic estimates and the final results would only lead to an unhappy seller, who will end up with far fewer shekels in his pocket than he expected. SCM has long been a supporter of cataloged sales, especially for high-end cars, as when properly written and researched, catalogs can provide an enormous amount of information to a prospective buyer. (As an aside, we've never understood why some major auction companies go to the trouble of producing lavish catalogs and then don't include chassis or serial numbers in their descriptions. What's the point? Even eBay Motors now has a field for VINs in their listings.) Realistic estimates provide a guide for bidders. If the Christie's estimates had been in line with the market, everyone at the event would have felt it was a great sale. Instead, we were left to wonder why the cars seemed to be selling so cheap.—ED. At the recent Christie's auction at Retromobile, a large collection was offered without reserve. However, the estimates given in the catalog were wildly optimistic. For instance, a 1925 Mercedes 24/100/ 140PS roadster with a top estimate of $348,000 sold for $158,993, including premium. A 1930 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster replica, estimated to bring as much as $452,400, was hammered down at just $235,553. This wild disparity between the values in the catalog and the sale prices ended up creating a feeling that somehow the auction was failing. In fact, nearly every car sold brought a price, when condition was considered, that was in line or above the current market. C atalogs do matter. And what goes into them matters as well. 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, 2002  1. 1932 Bugatti Type 51 GP Roadster, $867,173, C 2. 1972 Maserati Boomerang GT coupe, $627,923, C 3, 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Roadster, $536,334, B 4. 1930 Bentley Speed Six DHC, $439,490, B 5. 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Roadster, $392,630, B 5. 1955 Maserati A6G2000 coupe, $392,630, B 7. 1930 Cadillac V16 Convertible Sedan, $369,533, C 8. 1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster, $283,403, C 9. 1907 Mercedes Roi de Beiges Tourer, $273,833, C 10. 1930 Duesenberg J Tourster, $235,553, C ST'aML.S' RUWWC:3 AND Russo and Steele Scottsdale, Arizona January 18-19, 2002 Auctioneers: Dennis Wisbey, David Woods Number of automotive lots: 130 Number of automotive lots sold: 89 Sale rate: 68.5% Sale total: $3,800,000 High: Lot #1240, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ad, sold for $123,120, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 8% Report by Gary Hoisington and Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin Three years ago, RM Auctions claimed their piece of the Scottsdale action, and last year Russo and Steele joined in. To make things even more geographically exciting, eBay/Kruse moved their Phoenix auction to Rawhide Wild West Town, just a few miles down the road from Barrett. annual sale, held just a carburetor's throw away from the Barrett-Jackson extravaganza in Scottsdale, Arizona. 0 The night before the auction, SCM came across auction co-owner Drew Alcazar as he personally drove a water truck for a final wetdown of the dusty parking lot. While the bumpy dirt road that provided access to the auction wasn't exactly to Autobahn standards, once inside the tent, bidders and lookers were treated to an entertaining and unusual auction in the round, while their palates were tantalized by the complimentary offerings of gourmet caterer and auction co-owner Josephine Alcazar. To succeed in crowded Scottsdale, you have to offer something a little different; winning bidders were provided with immediate insurance binders at no cost by Grundy Worldwide, and complimentary shipping to anywhere in the US courtesy of Intercity Lines. Russo and Steele sold 89 out of 130 cars, and took in $3.8m, nearly double the previous year's $2.3m. This was especially noteworthy as every one of the cars was offered with a reserve, unlike the no-reserve orgy going on down the street at B-J. The end result of all of this? Increased sales for everyone. Top sales included a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that went for $123,120 and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 that sold for $73,980 to Bill ne might say that a rising tide lifts all boats and collector car auctions. Nowhere was that more evident than at Russo and Steele's second paint with only a few dirt spots. Rechromed bumpers, fresh interior in original material. Good dash. Aftermarket radio. Excellent engine compartment detail. Pitting chrome on right taillamp trim. Cloth top showing age. New rubber all around. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,000. The right price for a nice, but not concours, 3.8-liter E-type. Two years ago this would have been a $35,000 car—but it doubul that cars in this condition will go up much more in price in the foreseeable future. ible. S/N SAJNV4844KC1542. Anthracite gray/ dark red leather. LHD. Odo: 18,275 miles. #1232-1989 JAGUAR XJS V12 Convert- Elliott. Although the declared focus of Russo and Steele is high-end American muscle, they also hammered down a 1966 Jaguar XJ13 recreation for $108,000 and a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT PF coupe for $72,360. Overall, this sale was a huge improvement over that of last year. Assuming it is able to continue its momentum, Russo and Steele is well on its way to carving out a spot for itself in the ever-more-crowded Scottsdale collector car arena.—Brian Rabold Note: the sale total and high sale figures do not include Lot #1239, a 1967L88 Corvette that Russo and Steele declared a post-block sale, as they declined to provide an exact sales figure. ENGLISH #1298-1962 JAGUAR XICE SI 3.8 Roadster. S/N 876987. British Racing Green/biscuit leather. LHD. Odo: 38,453 miles. Very nice Automatic Wide and variable panel fit nrohr ably as per factory. Good paint with minor scratches. Driver's door repainted under side pinstripe. Excellent chrome. Unmarked seats and carpets, reflecting mileage. Clean engine. Dash wood good. A one-owner car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,820. Only in need of a strong detail to shine. Fair price. Let's hope the new owner buys an extended mechanical warranty, or at least self-insures by putting $500 in the fix-it fund each month. 13


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SCM MARKET REPORT: RUSSO AND STEELE SCOTTSDALE Az  GERMAN #1318-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S Coupe. SN 180037119509807. Dark gray/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 77,781 miles. No continue their upward trend in the market. While ponderous to drive, they have a period Ferrari look that is distinctive and attractive. #1269 1962 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. Body by Touring. S/N AR 102 040 2879. Red/ red with black piping. LHD. Odo: 51,869 miles. - .•.•.%%•.%%% • wheel arches, touched-in stone chips. Graymarket car with DOT sticker. An honest driver. Cond: 3 - . NOT SOLD AT $47,500. Everyone wants an injected Boxer with negative miles that has been completely untouched except for afresh repaint and totally rebuilt mechanicals. And they want to pay $50,000. Given that, this bid was more than generous. #1241 - 1999 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO Berlinetta. S/N ZFF2R4913001151. Black/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 2,260 miles. Euro-spec rust. Poor gaps. Very good paint. Some sanding marks visible under paint. Beautiful leather upholstery to seats, although in incorrect grain. Wood on dash excellent. Door wood of variable quality—the easy trim parts have been redone. Modern cassette radio. Cond: 2 - - - . NOT SOLD AT $23,000. These models aren't as desirable as the injected (SE) models. Great from a distance, but details let the car down. Bid was fair. #1381 1971 MERCEDES BENZ 280SL Roadster. SN 11300412021849. Dark green/ cognac MB tex. LHD. Odo: 98,663 miles. Au- Redone interior, but not correct. Two-tone seats with contrasting piping, dash painted body color instead of black crackle. Excellent glass. Clean underhood but incorrect, bare brass radiator header. Good chrome, fine paint. Missing correct grille badge. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Very attractive presentation with much money spent. Incorrect detailing spoils the car, though, and raises doubts about the mechanical work. Last seen at 2001 RM Monterey, where it soldfor $26,400. #1265 - 1971 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA GFX Roadster. S/N 50420414. Black/black leather with red piping. LHD. Odo: 48,236 miles. Webers. Borranis, A/C. Good panel fit, with California title and DOT/EPA releases Daytona interior in new condition. Repainted lower front spoiler. Orange peel to rear paint and slightly misaligned trunk lid indicate that it has probably had a high-quality repair of a rear impact collision. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $145,000. 550s are quickly falling out of the flavor-of-the-month club, and you can expect their prices to plummet. This bidwas high enough, especially for a Euro car that has had some paint work. AMERICAN tomatic. No rust, good panel fit. Star cracks in trunk lid. Excellent chrome. Wear on driver's seat cushion. Original trunk mat. Underhood is road clean. "300" style chrome wheel arch trim. Kenwood cassette with speakers cut into convertible boot floor. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. The colors were attractive, but there are just too many 280SLs around to choose from for an average car like this to bring more. Could have been sold without regret. ITALIAN #1248-1960 FERRARI 250 GT PF Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN N/A. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 29,308 miles. Nicely fin- #1247-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N N/A. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 41,489 miles. Automatic. Chrome wires. Hard no rust. Very clean underhood. Excellent bumpers; grille surround and taillamp slightly ripply. Paint good, with only some polish swirl marks showing. Delamination in right corner of windshield. Incorrect seats. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,000. Post-block deal. The ex-Miles Davis car that last appeared in Scottsdale at the 2001 Barrett-Jackson event, where it sold for $48,600. Italias and Apollos both continue to rise. See Profile by SCM's Intermeccanica specialist, John Apen (June 2001, page 27). #1394 1983 FERRARI 512 BBi Coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B0000453. Red and black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 47,348 miles. Uneven gaps - ished repaint with all new window, trunk, door and hood rubber. Cracks at bottom of roof pillars. Nice chrome and stainless. Clean, nicely detailed engine bay. Good panel fit. Nice glass. Redone interior. Left door only opens from the inside. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $72,360. PF coupes 14 top only. Has appearance of a quick reconditioning for the sale. Good repaint, but dents showing on right fender. Paint chips around headlights. Paint crack on left front fender. Rust bubbles on left rear quarter panel. Good panel fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,160. This was strong money for an unexceptional car. T-Bird enthusiasts looking for average cars are in a buyer's market, as there are so many to choose from. It generally takes a truly exceptional car, with dual four-barrels or a supercharger, to bring huge money. #1259 - 1965 FORD SHELBY GT 350 Fast- in doors, and rear and front hood. Rust bubbles in inside lower door jambs. Paint peeling on engine cover louvers, polish burn-through on rear back. SN SFM55472. White with blue stripes/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 36,004 miles. 289-c.i. V8. Frame-on restored. Nice paint and bumpers. Poor finish of roof gutters, but no other paint Sports Car Market


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cadillac.com 800 333 4CAD 02002 GM Corp. All rights reserved. CadillaceCadillac badge,. CTS„. THESE ANGLES ARE IDEALLY SUITED FOR CORNERS CADILLAC CTS 220-hp DOHC 3.2L V6: sub-seven 0-60. Close-ratio Getrag manual: spirited. Near 50/50 weight distribution: poised and agile. Vented discs, high-strength steel body and NOrburgring-tuned independent suspension: tenacious road holding.


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE FT. LAUDERDALE FL miles factored in. flaws. Windshield stainless needs a polishing. Excellent engine compartment detail. FourWeber intake. Good panel and door fit. Nice original interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $70,200. A well-done, properly documented 1965 GT 350 can bring this kind of money all day long. Whenever a GT 350 sells for much less, there's usually a story lurking somewhere in the background #1384-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z128 Coupe. S/N 124379M657274. Black with white stripes/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 7 miles. Fort Lauderdale, Florida January 4-7, 2002 EBay/Kruse Auctioneers: Daniel Kruse, Dean Kruse, Brent Earlywine Number of automotive lots: 377 Number of automotive lots sold: 174 Sale rate: 46.2% Sale total: $3,075,749 High: Lot #453, 1953 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, sold for $66,780, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium included on sold lots: 6% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Rallye wheels. Floor-shift four speed. Frame-off restoration. Excellent paint and body very correct in every way. The only flaws evident are a paint run on the driver's doorjamb, some dash vinyl curling up by the heater controls and poor plating on the left door handle. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,120. Top dollar for a Z/28—they are rare, but not that rare.• Upgrade Your Subscription to SCM GOLD Today! SCM GOLD Benefits v Exciusive Access to SCM's Collector Car Database V Hot News Via E-mail v Exclusive Access to SCM Profiles 6/ Priority Notification for SCM Forums and Events All of this, and more, for $40 for current subscribers ($60 for non-subscribers). Vist www.sportscarmarket.com for more information, ore-mail • scmgold@sportscarmarket.com . 16  t the start of the new year, when northern climes are blanketed with snow, the appeal of mild Florida weather is easy to understand. Combine the sunshine with an auction, and drawing a decent crowd to the Fort Lauderdale auction becomes a no-brainer. It's the same formula used successfully by the Scottsdale auctions on the other side of the country. A As recently as two years ago, it seemed there was a Kruse event in Florida every other weekend throughout the winter. The net result was that each auction was pirating sales from the next. Now, with fewer auctions, the number, type and quality of cars has been notched up an appreciable amount. The new eBay/Kruse strategy of concentrating on a smaller number of auctions with a greater number of cars has had a strong effect on the Fort Lauderdale sale. When I attended four years ago, the auction was a lackluster event with an audience comprised of a relatively meager mix of local car dealers, local residents and snowbirds. While the constituency hasn't changed, the large increase in numbers of enduser bidders and size of auction inventory means that the car dealers are no longer faced with the prospect of merely changing sets of car keys with other dealers. Variety? You bet. If your dream car is a nottoo-nice Beatles-era London cab in yellow and black livery with "007" painted on the side, you could have been a lucky new owner for just $4,134. A decent 1977 Panther J72 roadster found anew home for a fair $17,384. More mainstream cars changing hands included a 1975 Chevrolet Caprice Classic convertible, with just nine miles showing, for $32,542 and an older frame-off-restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird with hard top that went for just $19,080. A 1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, Ft. Lauderdale's official upscale beach car, sold for $33,390—a bit of a bargain even with its 90,000 The poster child for ungainly coachwork. And those are the good things. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $16,960. Now what? Cut the back off and make it into a pickup? Turn it into a "shooting brake" or an "estate car"? (Recall, wagons are hot.) Keep it as is and start a vintage hearse rental business? For vintage funerals? A fruit truck? A chuck wagon? It boggles the mind #258-1951 DAIMLER DB18 Convertible. Body by Barker. S/N 53861. Burgundy over creme/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 45,878 miles. - Local event organizer/auction promoter Dave Rupp, himself a classic car dealer, lamented the fact that with the growth of the event some longtime consignors can no longer get the choice auction times they had grown accustomed to. "I can't make all the cars run at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday," Rupp said on the Monday after the sale. Perhaps not, but with the type of growth and success seen this past January, perhaps he doesn't need to.—D.K. ENGLISH #409 1937 ROLLS ROYCE 25130HP - Hearse. Body by Alpe and Saunders. S/N GGR6. Black/saddle leather. RHD. Odo: 37,719 miles. Weak wood, cracked leather, weak paint. Wilson preselective transmission. Side-facing single rear seat. Original interior, with driver's seat now cracking, has gone past patina. Some dings on trunk. Good, older chrome. Aged wood still holding up. Plenty to pick apart, but not a bad example. Cond: 4, NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Great, but who wants it? A Daimler is a car you have to explain to most Americans, as they were only brought in by private import or in small numbers. Worth more in England, or on the Continent. Tough sale here. #423 - 1952 BENTLEY Mk VI Drophead Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N B499LN4. Dark brown over gold/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 56,836 miles. Automatic. Power steering, A/C. Top has a split running 12 inches horizontally. Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAWKRUSE Fr, LAUDERDALE FL sale at $11 ,750. Well bought. Some very reasonably priced light restoration will make this a solid #3 car and could provide many years ofweekend driving fun. #242-1966 AUSTIN LONDON Taxi Cab. S/N FX4D8560. Black and yellow/black, gray and brown vinyl and leather. LHD. Odo: 8,501 miles. Ford motor installed. Has original taxi Older paint chipping at the edges. Carpets dirty, wood incorrectly finished. Leather has good patina. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Very pleasing coachwork, and the steering wheel is on the correct side. It's probably worth more, but will be a tough sale as lots of other choices exist in this price range. #535-1962 MGA Roadster. S/N GHNL2107519. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 37,214 miles. Painted wires. An older restora- tion now with some age-related problems. Cracked gaskets, faded fender welting. Paint has some bubbles, cracking and fish eye. Chrome faded, with scratches. Better in person than it sounds on paper. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $13,356. Was run through the sale earlier and was a no- meter. Rusty body and chrome. Redyed, replaced and refitted interior bits. Hard to imagine a worse condition on a running car. Car card listed it as an Austin-Healey. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $4,134. I get a phone call about twice a year asking what an old London taxi is worth, and I get a visual image of taxi as storage shed in backyards around America. Now we know—on this day, this nasty taxi brought just a shade over $4k, which was more than! thought it would. #499-1969 JAGUAR XKE SII Convertible. S/N 1R10416. Blue/dark blue. LHD. Odo: 58,065 miles. Two tops. Very clean with aftermarket AM/FM cassette. Wood steering wheel, Redline tires. Very good chrome. Paint shows some color differences between panels. Quiet motor. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. A light blue XKE that escaped becoming a red XKE in the late '80s is a rare sight indeed, and gets bonus points just for wearing its original colors. That said, it' s worth a bit more than the bid price. #317-1973 JAGUAR XKE SIII V12 Road- ster. S/N 1S21293BW. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 37,494 miles. Automatic. Fresh repaint, ................• plenty of details have been overlooked. Horrible trunk gaps, bad door gaps, some paint drips in hard-to-see spots. Trunk channel shows some Hey, you under the car. Look at this. Classic Convertibles


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• • • • • • • • • C"ilif rust. "Just driven from New Jersey," states the car card. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $27,750. Sold new at Southland Motors in South Carolina for $9,528.75. Seller should have let this one find a new home for the amount bid. Nice Series III cars will bring more; this one might have seen its price apex here. #291-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. S/N CF52116U. Orange/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,613 miles. Rebuilt motor with 1,000 seat. Good wood to dash. Full aluminum body. Built by Panther Westwinds. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,384. Panther built the ultra retro DeVille , the J72, the forgotten Kallista and the totally forgettable Lima. The J72 was a real car that looked good and could go fast. A nice buy if the car is well sorted. miles since. New brakes, wheel cylinders, Ujoints. CD player. Very nice repaint, good bumpers, but balance of brightwork weak with pitting. Dash cracks, cracked wood, weak soft top is worn and dirty. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,010./976 was the final year for TR6 production. No reason in the world not to look for the best example on the planet and purchase it, because it would still only cost a bit more than twice this bid price.This one was correctly sold; no bargain here. #115-1977 PANTHER J72 Convertible. S/N 662. British Racing Green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 14,498 miles. Jaguar 4.2-liter engine. Full tonneau, nice chrome, leather worn on driver's #325-1978 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Convertible. S/N DRG34627. Midnight blue/ magnolia with blue piping. LHD. Odo: 90,695 miles. Automatic. Paint scratches on driver's cassette, trunk rack. Quite poor all over. Respray ruined by overspray. A general inattention to detail. Windshield trim shows some rust, door panel loose. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $5,300. The TR8 was importedfor just two years,' 80 and ' 81 . A note on the windshield of this one had the owner asking for $6,900. "Still for sale." While the asking price was cheap, it wasn't cheap enough for the condition. Major detail work might help. door, scratch on windshield, redyed front seats, Nardi wood steering wheel, bare metal respray, recent $10,000 in receipts. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,390. A good retail buy if all systems work. #225-1989 FORD GTD 40 Coupe. S/N GTD4005889. Dark blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 3,573 miles. Halibrand mags, 302-c.i. V8, six-speed. AM/FM cassette, power disc brakes, tach, full carpets, race bucket seats, Simpson seat belts. Star crack on left front fender, wind- %Jaen,: MARKET REPORT: EBAY/KRUSE, Fr, LAUDERDALE, FL Lots of miles, but Rolls cars of this era will run forever with proper (and very expensive) maintenance. South Florida and LA. are the epicenters of Corniche convertibles; your choice of colors and years here. #142-1980 TRIUMPH TR8 Convertible. S/N TPVDV8AT212046. Yellow/black cloth. LHD. Odo: 25,159 miles. Roadmaster AM/FM Sports Cars Wheels & Tires 144. Restoration Parts Performance Parts Muscle Cars For great deals on cars, parts and accessories, check out www.ebaymotors.com . Buy and sell with confidence using the eBay Assurance Program. )t Motors. happy hunting ©2002 eBay Inc. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. All items subject to availability.


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE FT. LAUDERDALE FL .......%%%%.• #280 1960 PORSCHE 356B Convertible. S/N 153606. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 50,298 miles. Reutter body, Optima AM/FM - original. They have the patina ofyears ofuse,and most sellers just don't know the difference. Solid price. #247 1967 MERCEDES BENZ 280SL - - Roadster. S/N 11304210016887. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 57,130 miles. Two tops. shield glass delaminating on driver's side. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Renewed interest in the GT 40 design has to boost the price for the replicas a bit higher, but it takes a special buyer to appreciate (or fit in) what remains a race car tribute. Still, can be bought far below replacement costs. GERMAN #231 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300D Lim- - ousine. SIN 4500557. White/red velour. LHD. Odo: 39,487 miles. Split bench. Factory steel wheels. Full sunroof, Becker Mexico AM/SW radio. Last seen at eBay/Kruse Scottsdale, Janu- cassette, Nardi wood wheel. Left front fender shows signs of sectioning. Some high spots on fender. 1600 Super 90 motor. Restored recently, but will not be a show contender. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Plenty here for the Porsche Club crowd to pick apart, but at least it is a cosmetically complete and decent-looking example. Very nice B convertibles can bring twice this bid As a driver, this one should have brought at least $3k or $4k more. #488 - 1963 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Pickup. S/N 1121939. Blue and white/blue and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,195 Rock-hard leather, wood trim peeling back from windshield. Paint has bubbles, orange peel, fish eye, dings and some scratches. Most chrome has pitting or scratches. Multiple taillights out. Bad gaps on hood. Exhaust sounds deeper than stock. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $13,250. When good cars go bad: film at eleven. Is it really a 250 with 280 badging, or is it the wrong year? No matter, the new owner is going to have more to worry about than that. Now, repeat after me: "Buy a nice one; save more in the long run." #515 1968 PORSCHE 912 Targa. S/N 12871043. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 66,589 miles. - ary 2001, declared a no-sale at $16,500. $3,500 spent on cleanup since, still not a very nice car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,102. When last seen, this car was listed as being in #5+ condition. It's made it all the way to #4 now, but the next few steps on that ladder are going to cost the owner. Lots and lots. And let 'snot discuss the origins of the former high bid #282 - 1957 MERCEDES BENZ 220S Se- dan. SIN A1800107506424. Dark green/red leather. LHD. Odo: 83,399 miles. Original miles. No rae lo, missing passenger side mirror. Speedometer face painted in same colors as exterior, a nice custom touch. Dirty carpets. Much wear for 1,200 miles since restoration. Diamond plate on rear deck lid. The perfect hauler for your $30,000 Fiat Jolly. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,200. This style is the most limiting of the Bus bodies—no room for your friends inside, and only aflat swfacefor hauling. Unless your vintage go-kart or motorcycles fit on the bed, it's more for show than for use. Bid far below restoration costs. #1074 1964 PORSCHE 356C Cabriolet. S/N 160310. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 29,588 miles. Nardi wood wheel, Blaupunkt - Rare removable rear window section. AM/FM Blaupunkt, wood wheel. Fresh repaint. All the usual wear to trim pieces, but a garaged and wellcared-for example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,960. What just happened here? Think "survivor" more than "restored" and your mental image of this car becomes clearer. Money was way over the top, but likely a savvy purchase. Skeptical? Check this space in five years. Good 912s continue to surprise in the market. #284 1986 PORSCHE 928S Coupe. S/N WP0JB09296S8626. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 50,275 miles. Sunroof, Blaupunkt AM/ - leather, very good wood. Rubber flooring is complete but fading. Carpeting to rear compartment only. Redone chrome, rubber gaskets are dry-rotted. Becker Europa Hi-Fi AM radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,370. 220S coupe price for a sedan. A very nice 10-footer, but not a fully restored example. The seller didvely well; do not expect this to be the start of an upward trend in four-door Benz sedans. 20  AM/FM cassette. All tools and books, one owner for the past 20 years. Large wave in hood paint. Owner states original leather, but most likely from a restoration 20 plus years ago. Very nice chrome. Miles said to be actual. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,800. Time to be aware ofa trend that I often see with carsfrom the 1960s—the 20and 30-year-old resto bits being represented as FM cassette. Leather shows early signs of drying out, but still mostly supple. Total repaint is of good quality, but has some orange peel. Shows signs of continuous maintenance. Discolored mags. Michelin Pilot Sport radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,985. "Well maintained" is the key here. If the owner gets away with no maintenance costs for the next year, this 928S might be Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • " mARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, Ft, LAUDERDALE, FL JAPANESE • • • • • • • • • - - - _Q1111 the only one in the world that's a good buy. Better put a rabbit's foot key chain and some four-leaf clovers in the console just in case. #286 1989 MERCEDES BENZ 560SL Con- vertible. S/N WDBBA48D8KA9280. Dark green/tan leather. L1-[D. Odo: 18,138 miles. Very clean interior, good console wood. Some recent 1993 TOYOTA SUPRA Coupe. S/N JT2JA82JXP00030. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 70,135 miles. Twin turbo, Epic chrome #340 - of the restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,140. Shine and show, yes. National show, no. Generous price, but classic pickups in general remain hot. The 1940 Ford pickups have a real following, and remain popular in a market that continues to ignore many other prewar cars and trucks. #428-1940 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD Town Car. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 6323716. Dark green/green leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 8,447 miles. A true Town Car, 60 Special chas- paint work to driver's door. Front clip reveals that this car started life in red. Owner states miles are actual. Engine bay clean, but not detailed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $28,250. Repainted by an owner who paints all of his Benzes the same color (see Lot #282). Very tough to figure where this car will bring higher dollars. Even with the low miles, it a repaint, and the marketjust hates color-change SLs. #117 - 1992 MERCEDES BENZ 600SEL - Sedan. S/N WDB6A57E6NA0283. Dark blue/ palomino leather. LHD. Odo: 80,330 miles. #235 - wheels, "basket handle" rear spoiler. Lots of wear to driver's seat bolster, some wear to both seats. Well-detailed throughout. Excellent paint, except clear coat is coming off of front bumper. Removable roof panel. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Sometimes bringing a "used car" to a collector car auction is a good idea. If someone is looking for a driver or some cheap transportation, it can work out. No help here, though; the seller should have taken this quitegenerous bid AMERICAN 1940 BANTAM PICKUP Truck. SN 65548. Yellow and brown/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 31,461 miles. Wood pickup bed, very sis. Good chrome, paint, leather and cloth. Presented dirty, in need of heavy refreshing and major detailing. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. The town car body style, with an open driver's compartment, was well out of fashion after WWII. This is a rare car, but one only a museum, a classic limo rental company or town car collector Clive Cussler can use. But he may already have one. #425 - 1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN- TRY Convertible. S/N 7404-773. Tan/red and tan leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 41,116 miles. V12. Sunroof, AM/FM cassette, M-B mags, automatic. Sold new for $154,873.50. Dealer owner says it needs an air-flow sensor and a transmission adjustment. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. In 1992, the 600SEL was the top dog in the Benz lineup, with a retail cost that sounds steep even ten years later. Now the fear of expensive parts and repairs seems to keep buyers away in droves. Good ones are a great buy, though. #112 - 1996 BMW 840Ci Coupe. S/N WBAEF8326TCC311. White/parchment leather. LHD. Odo: 44,180 miles. Steptronic well restored (ifoverly so) and well detailed. AM radio, wood graining on dash. Owner had to push it to get it started. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,734. Without a doubt, sold way below the cost of restoration. But with a hauling capacity limited to lint or bubble wrap, it isn't much use down on the farm. Paint your business name on the side, park it on a busy street, sell it in ten years for $15k. #449 1940 FORD PICKUP Truck. S/N 185776957. Dark green/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 11,482 miles. A well-restored example with - . SOLD AT $56,180. Part ofa collection being sold by a Wisconsin dentist. This was no PebbleBeach-ready example like some other recent sales, and was at the end of the line for condition, pricewise. The seller did well here, but the buyer will be okay, too. #456 Tired, weak chrome. Some wood warped, but solid otherwise. A much older (early '60s?) restoration. Now in need of a full redo. Cracked vent window, seats and carpets good. Cond: 4 - - 1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER Convert- ible. S/N 10235. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,705 miles. Full side curtains. Some paint chips filled in with touch-up. Handmade wooden door panels. Ready to roll as a beach car. Cond: 3-. Manumatic transmission, three-way sunroof. Aftermarket "titanium" tinted windows. Rear spoiler, custom orthopedic seats, six-CD changer. Dressed in full Florida colors. Very good paint, some wear to driver seat bolsters. Good gaps. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. Owner is lookingfor a price of$34,900. Not unreasonable, but even a stock 840Ci coupe isn't exactly in the flavor-of-the-month club, and a customized one has an even smaller audience. May, 2002 some miles and usage. Wood side rails, rubber bed mat. Firestone wide whites on full trim wheels. Some paint bubbles, drop-out. Cream trim was hand painted and looks poor relative to the rest 21


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAYIKRUSE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL ,•,•,•,•,•,•,•,% SOLD AT $12,932. Even with the cute colors, this was all the moneyfor one oftheseformer dual work/play units. Stay away from the interstates, keep to the right lane and enjoy. #483 - - 1951 WILLYS M 38 Jeep. S/N M3810074. Olive drab green/green. LHD. Odo: 303 miles. Complete enough to open your own Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $52,000.A tadpricey, but not a bad deal for an end user. 30 years ago the 1958 was theforgottenpariah of '50s Chevys, its one-year body style an outcast. Time has healed that wound, and the '58s now top the list for some. #555 - Coupe. S/N 1943755114133. Red/red vinyl. LHD. 327/350 V8, four-speed, knock-off 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE $26,500. A no-reserve sale. If this is a true Pace Car, then it represents a good buy. It's also dressed in RS/SS regalia, so a little disclosure on the car card would have been a big help. #295 - 1967 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE Wagon. S/N 7D7471 18795. Baby blue and wood/two-tone blue. LHD. Odo: 98,705 miles. surplus store. Machine guns, helmets, paper items, period era cigarette packs, even a display anchored down with six-packs of M*A*S*H beer. Better than as-new condition. No visible flaws noted. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $30,500. This is a Korean War-era Jeep, not a morecollectible WWII. Much more than all the toys, a complete grown-up kids ' play set. Pick your own price on this one; cheap as a ready-to-go museum display, lots of money for in-the-mud fun. #240 - vertible. S/N D7FHI50026. Red/red and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 61,106 miles. Auto. Hard top 1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- w ee s. NCRS Top F ight 97.9 points. Si se exhaust, AM/FM, wood wheel, tinted glass. Recent resto. All date codes. Assembly paint traces and chalk marks that drive the 'Vette folks wild. Air filter signed by Duntov. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $35,500. Right at the top of what the guide books say for an excellent 1965 coupe, but I think the recent Top Flight award boosts the car perhaps another $3,000 or $4,000. Coupe+Florida+no A/C=St. Louis sauna, however. vertible. S/N YM27J63108468. Champagne gold/black leather. LHD. Odo: 9,246 miles. #545 1966 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Con- Center-facing rear seats. A/C, power brakes and steering. Very good paint just starting to fade. Incorrect wood siding looks good from a short distance, surrounding trim painted a lighter shade than stock. Bumpers good. Most brightwork faded and pitted. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $8,745. Wagons, ho! Lots of money for what is in reality a 10-footer. Wagons are a hot market segment, and not a lot of survivors made it past the Nehru jacket and beads era. Fully priced, but fun for the amount spent. #1233 - 1968 SHELBY MUSTANG GT500 KR Convertible. SN 8TO3R2041680247. Red/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 40,409 miles. Well only. Town & Country radio, roll-up windows, manual seat. Some wear to seat vinyl. Underhood dress-up kit. New shocks and brakes. Was formerly a frame-off resto, now with lots of time passed. Would clean up to be a better car cosmetically. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,080. Just the way you want tofind 'em, afewyears offa high-dollar restoration. Original soft tops are tough to find, but there 's enoughfinancial wiggle room left here tofit one and still come out okay. Good buy, good sell. #270-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA Convertible. S/N F8B210482. Rio Red/silver, orange and black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 45,550 miles. Power steering and brakes. Automatic. AACA Grand National first, VCCA first. Some discoloration to vinyl top, otherwise difficult to see any flaws. Excellent chrome, paint and interior. Power windows (including vents), tele wheel, A/C, parade boot, AM/FM signal-seeking radio, power seats, trunk release. Dash pad weak, leather hard. Decent chrome, and lots of it. Paint has dings and scratches in places, but still a likeable color and car. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Documentation showing this was one of 21 cars in these colors ordered by the Shriners for use as both personal transportation and parade use. One ofjust 514 Imperials built in 1966. Worth $2k to $3k more than the price bid. #201 - CAR Convertible. S/N 124677N155815 . White/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 27,037 miles. 1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO PACE detailed, with the correct Shelby bits in the correct spots. Excellent paint, chrome, vinyl and wood trim. Not perfect, but close to the condition it left the factory in. Hurst shifter and incorrect A/C compressor, but owner has all original units. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. Here is a Shelby that has it all, convertible with A/C, four-speed and the requisite red color. It's worth more than the bid price, but it might take a larger venue or hand selling to get that number. #152 - Coupe. S/N RM23M9A276125. Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 32,184 miles. Price new was 1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER Redline tires, rear spoiler. Taillight trim has pitting, balance of chrome decent. Nice interior, decent paint. Recent restoration is far from perfect, but good overall. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT 22  $4,126.90, including 440 Six-Pack, console, Sure Grip differential, AM radio, vinyl roof, accent stripes and G70x15 tires. Very complete and well detailed with very good chrome. Complete interior. Paint wavy, but not hatefully so. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Still for sale at $34,500. Now that more 440 Six-Pack cars Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: EBAY1 KRUSE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL ••••••••••••••••• #327-1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE appear to be on the market than were built new, do your homework before you sign on the dotted line. High bid should have been enough to get the deal done. #217-1969 MERCURY COUGAR Convert- i b le. S/N 9F92H532906. Burgundy/white leather and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,669 miles. A first owner drag raced cars for a living, does it follow that this car was only used for low-speed trips to the grocery store? High reserve for condition, however celebrity ownership history might pile on some extra bonus dollars. #353-1970 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE Convertible. S/N 242670Z124539. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,445 miles. 400 Ram Air, Coupe. SN 128789S413771. White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 51,503 miles. Auto, JVC AM/FM used car. Owner states A/C unit is not functional. Plenty of cosmetic flaws, including thick paint. Engine bay detailed with spray can more than once. Sun-induced fade to interior. Shows well from ten feet. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $9,900. All the money offered for this beastie. Excessive doses of "detailed for sale" spray and shine chemicals abound on this cat, and only serve to hide the fact that this car is looking good through the magic ofchemistry—which will soon fade. #329-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Coupe. S/N 124379N594512. Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,443 miles. 396/325 V8, four- hood-mounted tach. Automatic, A/C, power steering, power brakes. Has factory build sheet. Five-time Pontiac show winner. Very crisp, interior smells fresh. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. 1 of 168 built. Owner looking for sale price of $57,500. This was about the best 1970 GTO 1 have seen in years. But worth nearly $60,000? Not yet. And probably not for a while. #215-1975 CHEVROLET CAPRICE CLASSIC Convertible. S/N 1N67Y5S174754. Red/white. LHD. Odo: 9 miles. Price new cassette, A/C. Power locks, windows, brakes. Fresh interior. Lots of fresh prepping and detail work, most of which was incorrectly done. Overspray everywhere, poor fit on new leather seats. Factory mags are dull and discolored. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $9,250. If done right, the work would have paid a dividend As it was done, it was no help. A summer's worth ofdriving and sorting out the flaws will make this car right—ifthe owner is willing to redo the bits that need help. Correctly priced for condition. #261-1987 BUICK GRAND NATIONAL TTop Coupe. S/N 1G4GJ1177HP4585. Black/ black and gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 97,280 miles. speed. Rallve II wheels. A/C. Power brakes and steering. Owner claims over $50k resto. Illfitting front bumper. Interior tired, with sagging seats, scratched console, sun-damaged window crank knobs. Some dings in driprail chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,000. Once again, let 's hope all the paperwork is in order to prove that this car was born with all the equipment it currently carries. If so, even for condition, not a poor buy. If not, draw your own conclusions. #211-1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA Coupe. S/N BP23N0B130403. Red/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 16,294 miles. 426-c.i. Hemi, $7,382.80. As new, on MSO. Factory check stamp and window stickers still on window. All plastic still on the seats, in trunk area and on spare. An actual time machine. No wear evident. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,542. Even though this proved to be a better investment than Global Crossing stock, do the math and you might have found a better usefor your money during the past 27 years. Now what? Drive 10,000 miles, lose $15,000? #137-1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD ESPRIT Coupe. S/N 2T87U8L127249. Baby blue/blue velour. LHD. Odo: 4,082 miles. "Sky Bird" Automatic. Turbocharged 3.8-liter V8. Lots of visible paint flaws, including dust and miscellaneous dings in the hood. AM/FM cassette, dash cover. A used car that will have a tough condition battle to fight to become collectible. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,646. Sold at a market-correct price. Really nice 1987 Grand Nationals can bring as much as the extreme high teens. This car, flaws and all, has plenty of miles left as a driver with a little flair. #518-2001 PLYMOUTH PROWLER Convertible. S/N 1C3EW65G91V7024. Blue/gray. LHD. Odo: 1,234 miles. Still under factory automatic. First owner Ronnie Sox of Sox & Martin Racing. Original broadcast sheet, warranty card and "Auto File" in same name. Rallye dash cluster. Some stainless trim in need of polish. Paintwork good, but some light overspray. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. When the 24  edition. Owner states actual miles. Lots of sun fade—front bumper many shades of body color. Right rear spoiler has bubbles in obvious repaint. Interior trim fading. Sold on MSO. Much detail work awaits. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. A still-new car, but one that appears to have spent some time outside and was put away wet. Will cleanup well, but a "Sky Bird" edition is no Trans Am. As a matter offact, it may just be the antiTrans Am Firebird Worth the bid price. warranty. Mulholland edition, which is the only Prowler package with matching soft top and paint color. 20-inch wheels, six-CD changer, keyless entry, A/C, alarm. As-new condition. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Still for sale, asking $40,000. A perfect example of the triumph of hope over reality, lots offolks bought these "instant collectibles" only to find no chair Sports Car Market


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17 May 2002 An Important Auction of Sports, Competition Er Collector Motor Cars ENTERED: . 1962 Ferr;ri S . ENTERED: 1931 Alfa Rome ENTERED: 1933 Bugatti Type 51 Coys in association with Barrett-Jackson are pleased to announce this important sale, to be held at the Grimaldi Forum, and to coincide with the Monaco 2002 Historique Grand Prix Race meeting in May. At our last important biennial sale, Legende et Passion, held in conjuction with the famous Monaco Historique GP weekend, Barrett-Jackson and Coys achieved one of the most successful results ever for a sale held in this idyllic location. MANY IMPORTANT ENTRIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED FURTHER ENTRIES ARE BEING INVITED FOR THIS IMPORTANT SALE For free valuation or expert advice regarding any historic motor car or motor cycle, please contact Goys or Barrett-Jackson where one of our experienced team of consultants wifi be pleased to assist you. UK  Queen's Gate Mews,  London SW7 5QJ  United Kingdom  WWW. coys . co .0 k  EUROPE  Viktoriastr. 13,  D-68165 Mannheim  Germany  Tel: +441(0)20 7584 7444 Tel: +491(0) 621 412004  Fax: +441(0)20 7584 2733 Fax: +491(0) 621 415551  WWW.coys.co.uk  • -) 0— --  '  -o  USA 3020 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale Arizona 85251 United States of America Tel: +1/480 481 6694 Fax: +1/480 421 6697 NVININ% barrett-'ackson.com ce  europe cept,„


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SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S PARIS when the music stopped Chrysler pulled the plug, so maybe hope is on the (Plymouth?) horizon. #309 - vertible. SN 1FAHP60A02Y1007. Yellow/yellow and black. LHD. Odo: 1,179 miles. A 2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- CHRISTIE S Christie 's #000 Paris, France February 12, 2002 Auctioneer: Francois de Ricqles Number of automotive lots: 36 Number of automotive lots sold: 28 Sale rate: 77.7% Sale total: $4,866,060 High sale: 1932 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix sold for $867,173 Buyer 's premium on sold lots: 20.93% on first $80,000, 11.96% on further balance fresh, brand-new car with low miles. Available, with an ever-shortening waiting list, at a Ford dealer near you. In your choice of colors. With a full warranty. For less money. Get the hint? Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. Down in price from the $55,000 plus "investors" were hoping for just a few months back. Heading fast to list price soon, used ones will be back of list. Have we seen this trend before?• Meach a largete flience - Advertise in Aat Call (503) 261-0555 x 202 for information and rates - also online . Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! T ,-  tt Aosber ....04-  ....:.---_, _.., -,  ,... I Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin It wasn't a matter of Christie's being reluctant to sell cars there before, but rather France's restrictive auction laws that required French auctions to be conducted in all aspects by, well, the French. This has made for a cozy and lucrative monopoly for several hundred years, but with the advent of the European Union this arrangement had to go and go it did, with Christie's being first past the post in the automotive realm, hammer in hand. n February 12 a bit of vintage car auction history occurred when Christie's became the first nonFrench auction house to sell collector cars in France. Not that the Brits completely had their own way. Dermot Chichester, the very able Christie's automotive auctioneer, couldn't call the sale because he hadn't graduated from a three-year French auction school and was therefore unqualified in the eyes of the French bureaucracy. At least Christie's was able to print the catalog in English as well as French. 41/2-litre engine at some point. Very neat installation and desirable combo for vintage boy racers. Some upholstery wear. Paint going dull, some scratches and general deterioration. The sort of patina some Bentley drivers adore. No reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $139,853. There are any number of vintage Bentley owners—and dealers—who would love to get this kind of price for their real 41/2-litre cars, let alone the high estimate of $210,000! #43 - Derby Tourer. Body by Brewster. S/N S144PM. Eng.# 21446. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 6,413 miles. Older restoration with some swirl , Ell - I  1 II.  •  1 I. Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles -.,...- 26 Highlighted by a no-reserve Swiss collection that included a good cross-section of European and American Classics, top money of the night was garnered by a Type 51 Bugatti GP car that sold for a whisker under $1 million, including premium. The Swiss collection had been mainly assembled in the late 1980s and early '90s, apparently put together as a "portfolio" and little used or exhibited thereafter. Consequently the cars began to unrestore themselves over the passing years and we'd wager that the consignor took a hard whack on the total sales results. Cars, unlike coins or stamps or paintings, do require regular care even when stored away. In terms of sheer audience appeal, the Giugiaro-designed 1971 Maserati Boomerang show car attracted more attention than any of the older cars except perhaps for the Model J Duesenberg, which was a new and wondrous experience for many Europeans attending Retromobile. Viewing of the cars was a chore as they were jammed nearly fender to fender in a corner of the vast Parc des Expositions hall and open to inspection by the throngs attending the Retro show. Christie's security people quite legitimately worried about belt buckles, shopping bags and light fingers doing damage to the cars, but the consignments all seem to have survived without scratches, dents, scrapes or losses. 1927 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - • • • • • • • • • The auction itself was held in the large dining area next to Retro, with photos of the cars projected on TV screens. This didn't seem to affect the audience's ardor at all, as 36 cars were offered in two hours of efficient auctioneering in French, resulting in 28 cars sold for a 78% sales rate. Based on the success of this inaugural event, it would appear that an annual Christie's auction at Retromobile will be a feature of that splendid show in the years to come.—D.B. ENGLISH #30-1926 BENTLEY 3-4% LITRE Tourer. Body by Vanden Plas. S/N LM1329. Eng.# PM3267. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 86,096 miles. Originally a 3-litre converted to a • • • • • • • • marks in paint, badly worn front carpet, slight upholstery wear up front. Derby body mounted at Brewster in 1933; car originally had Brewster Lonsdale limousine coachwork. Generally quite okay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $158,993. Put in a new carpet, do some detailing and you're ready to enjoy this good-looking Roller on the road or at show and concours events. A fair buy. #28 - Regent Convertible. Body by Brewster. S/N S185PM. Eng.# 17662. 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AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM AN EXCITING AUCTION OF AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN, CLASSIC AND SPORTS CARS, FIFTIES, MUSCLE CARS AND HOT RODS. NOW Vin# 1007 1948 Tucker Number seven of only fifty-one produced, this excellent example was restored to exacting specifications. Vin# VC57S300329 1957 Chevy "Chezoom" The most famous 57 Chevy ever. Built by Boyd Coddington. Internationally recognized for timeless design and originality. Vin# P 700838  NO RESERVE 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet 90 hp engine, twin grilles etc., mark this as a late example. From the famous Sigaloff Collection. Vin# 116582  NO RESERVE 1961 Porsche Beck 550A Spyder A splendid recreation of an earlier Porsche 550 Spyder. These are now considered collectable in their own right. r—tem lawArewarosreir AUCTION CONSIGNEE: STEVE DAVIS, VALLEY OAK AUTO CALIFORNIA DEALER LICENSE NUMBER 19395 Vin# X086 1916 Excelsior Board Track Racer Formerly owned by Al Evans, this machine has been restored at "The Shop" in Ventura to a high standard. Vin# 183886991 1937 Ford Coupe Unique chopped coupe. Powered by the mindbending Mathon V-16 Alloy, 800 coin, engine. PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM LOS ANGELES, CA CONSIGN 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY The famous Al Scheib car. It is powered by a '71 Hemi V-8 transplanted from the Parnelli Jones' Vels Plymouth Cuda funny car. Vin# 16290651 480 421 6694 480 421 6697


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SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, PARIS leather. LHD. Hood stripped to bare aluminum. Whole car needs a good paint job. Door panels missing, carpeting torn. Engine said to be freshly rebuilt. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $61,335. Potentially a nice car, but rather scruffii presently. Price paid was quite enough. #18 - 1929 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - Convertible Sedan. Body by Brewster. S/N S399LR. Eng.# 21596. Two-tone blue/black scarce. Appreciative price was paid for a car with scary and expensive cylinder head problems. Convertible. Body by Fleetwood. S/N S317LR. Eng.# 21179. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 3,393 miles. Originally a Brewster Lonsdale #45 1929 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - - - • • • • • • • • • #49 1990 ROLLS ROYCE CORNICHE ifi - Convertible. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N SCAZDO2LCX30097. Eng.# 30097. Black metallic/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 36,487 kms. • • • • • • • • leather. LH.D. Odo: 106,967 miles. A somewhat tired, older restoration that is ready for some remedial work. Paint chips, scratches, swirl marks. Front bumper missing. Interior decent. Not running at time of auction. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,890. One of 67 Newmarket convertible sedans built at RollsRoyce 's Springfield, Massachusetts plant. Price was enough, considering the investment needed to bring the car back to show standards. #22 - 1929 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - Sport Phaeton. Body by Murphy. S/N S287FP. Eng.# 22877. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 106,017 miles. Older restoration beginning to show age. Some wear in upholstery, paint cracks, chips, blisters, some pitting on chrome. Not running prior to auction. In touring rather than show condition, but still a handsome devil. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,558. Second Murphy body on this car. Another bargain snagged from the Swiss collection, with lots of room to improve the car and still come out ahead #29 - 1929 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM I - Ascot Tourer. Body by Brewster. S/N S203KR. Black/olive leather. LFID. Odo: 25,754 miles. A few paint chips and scratches but otherwise looked very good, as did the plating and engine bay. Cylinder head observed to be leaking—bad news on a PI and costing mucho dinero to sort out. Sold at no reserve. A matching-numbers Ascot. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $149,423. Real, matching-numbers, unmessed-with Ascots are 28  Tinted windows, whitewalls, cassette radio. Tools and handbook. Header tank leaking, otherwise looked like quite an honest car with a very good older restoration still showing well. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,779. Full and fair money for this flashy Jag. In general, European sports cars have harder lives than their American counterparts—which means they are generally a bit off cosmetically, but are often spot-on mechanically as they have been driven. Carried replica Strasbourg bodywork; originally fitted with racing two-seater body with bolster tank. Still wearing its original fenders. Very confusing history, but catalog claimed it now has "an impeccable provenance." An older restoration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $167,475. Provenance apparently wasn 't impeccable enoughfor the Bugatti bidders. Contrast this bid to the $424,000 paid for the '22 Bugatti Type 29/30 French GP/23 Indy car that sold at Christie's' Pebble sale in 2001. #42 1927 BUGATTI TYPE 37 Roadster. S/N 37292. Eng.# 238. Blue/black leather. RHD. Fresh resto by Bugatti specialists. Engine - Sports Car Market lifting on interior woodwork, leather a bit tired but still acceptable to those who like their cars with patina. Aftermarket air conditioning very nicely installed. Older exterior restoration. Originally delivered in Switzerland. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,024. Christie 's estimates of $63,000 to $90,000 were quite puzzling. This was a nice old Bentley, but not nearly nice enough to crack $50k High bid without premium was a realistic $35,018. #13 1966 JAGUAR XI(E SI 4.2 Roadster. S/N 1E 12891. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 20,109 miles. Equipped with factory hard top. - delivery, this car is Customer Order #250. In fine condition throughout, which is consistent with the low mileage shown. Comes with factory tool kit, service and handbook. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $168,563. Aside from Elton John's $330k XJ220, most have languished unsold with bids in the $130k range. At least according to our records, this is a strong price. FRENCH 1922 BUGA'TTI 23/30 Roadster. S/N 4008. Eng.# 4003. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. #51 - limo, body was swapped for a Cadillac Fleetwood convertible early in its career. CCCA National First winner. Overdone with chromed radiator shell, wide whites and plated wire wheels, along with red fender welting. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $72,319. A nice - looking body on a top-quality chassis, but likely a bit over the top for European collectors 'tastes. Would bring stronger money in America. #16 - 1950 BENTLEY Mk VI Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N B4 10 LFV. Sand and sable/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 17,651 miles. Veneer Cassette radio. Manuals and tool kit. Originally delivered in Belgium, then sold to a French customer. Appeared very well maintained throughout and road-ready. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $45,675. Bid was fair, estimates ($81k to $99k) unrealistic. #47 1997 JAGUAR XJ220 Coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX2207. Blue/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 13,227 kms. Originally a Spanish -


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SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, PARIS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • switched from another Type 37. Non-matching number components; not a surprise with competition type Bugs. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $230,768. Market-correct price for a Type 37. A supercharger would have added to the allure and the selling price. #46 - 1929 HISPANO SUIZA H6C Open- Drive Landaulette. Body by Kellner. S/N 12131. Eng.# 320260. Cream over black/tan cloth and black leather. RHD. Odo: 85,610 kms. Voisins do have their devotees, but evidently not enough of them were in attendance at this sale. #14 - 1948 DELAHAYE 180 Limousine. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 825007. Black/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 992 Ions. Armor-plated fender shape incorrect. Sold at no reserve. Cond. 2+. SOLD AT $273,833. A good deal? Maybe. One prominent US collector was kicking himself after the auction for not keeping his paddle waving a bit longer #31 - 1925 MERCEDES 24/100/140 PS Road- ster. Body by Murphy. S/N 1295*2. Eng.# 46901. Dark blue/red leather. LHD. Odo: 42 kms. Leather cracking in chauffeur compartment. Fair paint. Some wear showing on top fabric. All excusable faults since the car is in substantially original condition throughout. Formerly owned by late Pebble Beach co-chair Lorin Tryon. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $76,125. Okay, maybe it 's not the most exciting design ever on a Hispano, but the car deserves much more based solely on the quality of the chassis 's engineering. H6 series Hispanos are quite possibly the finest cars of their time. #36 - 1932 BUGATTI TYPE 51 GRAND PRIX Roadster. S/N 51150. Eng.# 651. Gray/ black leather. LHD. Believed to be Achille Varzi's for French Communist Party president Maurice Thorez. Ten-year-old resto recently completed, but they forgot some replating and the paintwork was second rate. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,601. Not terribly attractive and likely turtle-slow with all that armor to haul around. Interesting for a French collection, but little international appeal. #11 - 1948 TALBOT LAGO RECORD Con- vertible. Body by Henri Chapron. SN 100060. Eng.# 26153. Cream over burgundy/tan leather. RM. Odo: 28,643 kms. Older cosmetics combined with very recent full mechanical rebuild. Car not running at auction time. Another older resto that needed a good detailing to bring out its best points. Handsome Murphy body, but wooden wheels made the car appear a bit clunky. Supercharged engine for extra thrills and bragging rights. No reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $158,993. //Mercedes had designed a Cadillac in 1925, it would have looked a lot like this car Impressive and with great potential forfast touring as well as concours events. If mechanically sound, it might turn out to be a terrific buy. #24 - Cabriolet B. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 113693. Eng.# 408340. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 56 kms. Twelve-year-old resto still looked very 1936 MERCEDES BENZ 500K - 1933 works race car. Later raced successfully by British amateur Lindsay Eccles. Recent resto by Bugatti specialist, who replaced the engine block. Period factory replacement crankcase. Supercharged. Original coachwork. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $867,173. Its hard to find a virgin Bugatti of any sort, and this one—with a racing history—was as close to right as you're likely to find. The epitome of '30s Bugatti design and performance. Fully priced, but very fair for a piece of history. #48 1936 VOISIN C28 Sedan. S/N 53038. Eng.# 53031. Two-tone green/plaid. RHD. Odo: 355 kms. Jaeger instruments, sliding sunroof. Paint showing some blisters, plating going away on radiator shell, straight body. Excellent, if somewhat bizarre, interior treatment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $98,963. The quirky, individualistic - - 30  Top a bit soiled, excellent door and panel fit. Rather flamboyant design for the usually conservative House of Chapron. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $66,990. Car might do better at a Pebble Beach or Monterey auction than on its native soil. Just as with the funky ex-pat Corvette that brought top dollar here (Lot #15), Americans seem to love swoopy Talbots more than the French. GERMAN #25 1907 MERCEDES 45 PS Roi des Belges Tourer. S/N 6933. Eng.# 9664. Claret/ red leather. RHD. Odo: 2,797 kms. Originally delivered in 1910 with two-seater racing body. Tourer body a modern-day replacement in the style of 1907. Currently not running. Front sharp and show-ready. Original 500 engine replaced with 540K engine. A good-looking Benz, but not the most exciting open body style on these cars. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $225,983. One ofthe few cars from the Swiss collector to get within shouting distance of its low estimate of $260,000, counting the premium. The engine swap hurt the collector appeal, and the Cab B body hurt the eye appeal. #41 - 1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300Sc - Cabriolet A. S/N 188 013 65 000. Eng.# 199 980 65 000. Dark gray/light gray leather. LHD. Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIEJS, PARIS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • . NOT SOLD AT $137,025. Bid was on the low side by about $45k These are grand cars for European tours, where they can still make 100 mph with reasonable comfort. Odo: 81,445 kms. Avery well-restored example with fuel injection and column gear shift. Still looks very fresh and competitive. Took second in Essen Motor Show Concours in 2001. Cond: 1 - ITALIAN #38-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TZ Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 750030. Eng.# 44. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Badly crashed and compression 10:1 pistons, alloy oil sump, lowered suspension, flared arches. Removable hard roof cover, Nardi wheel. Restored in 1996 to a good vintage racing-car standard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,289. Poorly built to begin with and with no rust protection to speak of most Abarths have simply rotted into the earth. This was a fair price for a nicely done racer #40 - Coupe. Body by Italdesign. S/N 081. Eng.# 902. Metallic gray/maroon leather. LHD. Stunning, Brakes locked up. No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,890. Estimates of $72k to $110k were completely offthe rails. A Pebble-Beach-winning example of this car would have problems making Christie 's low number All the dough was realized. #20 1972 MASERATI BOOMERANG GT 1930 PACKARD 740 Roadster. S/N 183667. Yellow over black/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 42,403 miles. An older restoration that is - caught fire in a 1967 Italian hill climb. Subsequently carefully and fully restored. Registered for vintage racing in Europe. Looked sharp and ready for road or track. One of 101 TZs built. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $98,963. Crash and fire history may have seared off some bidders. No-stories TZs are now approaching $175,000, but "badly crashed and caught fire" aren't exactly reassuring words for a potential buyer #50-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 11007. Eng.# 11007. Silver/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 70,219 kms. Excellent radical Giugiaro-designed show car. Not a pushmobile; uses 4.7-liter Maser power. All sharp creases and angles. Certainly the inspiration for Giugiaro's successful Lotus Esprit design. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $627,923. Sold to a prominent French collection. Too much? Not enough? Hard to say, but an actual road-legal show car is a rare beastie anywhere. The new owner should have fun startling Ferrari drivers on the Riviera. #37 - 1986 DALLARA 386 F3 Single Seat Race Car. S/N 008. Yellow/black. Ex-Jean Alesi. Still looks good, but catalog cautions engine still in quite presentable order with a very good interior. A clean car throughout, with good door fit. Looks ready for the road. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,335. We wouldn't have been surprised if the selling price with premium had approached the low estimate of $110,000. One of the true buys of the auction. You pay a good $35k more in the US for the same car #21 - 1930 CADILLAC V16 SERIES 452 Convertible Sedan. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 701561. Green over black/light green leather. LHD. Odo: 282 miles. An older restoration still 1970 FIAT ABARTH 595 SS Coupe. S/N 105-2816. White/black. LHD. Tuner car of the 1970s based on the Fiat 500, with engine displacement expanded to 594 cc. High- - 32  recent repaint to factory standards and fine interior. New tires and exhausts. Fitted with A/C. A good-looking 330 that was generally hard to fault. All maintenance files go with car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $92,003. Fully pricedfor a nice but not brilliant GTC. We see them advertised from $75k to $150k—and the higher-priced one isn't necessarily twice the car of the cheaper one. This car seemed quite honest, and hence well-bought. #35 should be overhauled. Two-liter Nova-Alfa power. Still in Camel sponsor colors and lettering. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,223. There's nothing as obsolete as an obsolete race car Potentially valuable as a vintage racer in qualified hands, right now it's a very expensive planter AMERICAN 1926 CADILLAC 314 Roadster. S/N N/A. Eng.# 147504. Maroon over black/tan leather. RHD. Another older restoration from the Swiss collection. Ready for fresh paint and some replating. Front seat a bit worn but could be used as-is for touring purposes. Engine area needs tidying. Not running at time of auction. #19 - ready for major shows after a good detailing, except for damage to trunk and some paint problems on the left rear fender. Still, a sharp example of Cadillac's finest. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $135,068. The cheapest open Classics of any marque today are the convertible sedans, as the selling price on this car demonstrates. They are simply overshadowed by sportier roadsters and phaetons, leaving beautiful cars available at bargain levels. #32 - 1930 CADILLAC V16 SERIES 452 Sport Phaeton. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 702425. Eng.# 702425. Black over silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 6,419 miles. Multiple CCCA Senior award winner still ready to take a few prizes on the show circuit. 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• • • • • • • • • %. %env MARKET REPORT: CHRISTIE'S, PARIS #27 1931 CADILLAC V16 SERIES 452A • • • • • • • • • c"fift - Roadster. Body by Fleetwood. S/N 703165. Eng.# 703165. Sable over brown/dark tan leather. LHD. Odo: 1,032 miles. Older restoration still CLIENTELE FROM COAST TO COAST 1 Worth every penny of the bid and premium. A fabulous car in all respects. #34 - 1930 DUESENBERG J Tourster. S/N 2335. Eng.# J441. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 50,513 miles. Originally a LeBaron limo. Engine from another J-Berg. All combined into a restored Derham-style Tourster in the mid-'80s that was acquired by the consignor at the recent Lassiter auction in Florida. Shows very well, except for paint chips around doors and hood. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $235,553. Authenticity counts for a lot among big-time US classics. If this had been one of the eight real Derham Toursters, it could easily have exceeded twice the selling figure. showing very well, with a few minor paint chips on the outside. Needs detailing to bring up to snuff, but not much else. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $283,403. If you're going to have a 1930-31 V16, this is one of the body styles to have. Brought twice the money and then some compared to the V16 convertible sedan sold earlier in the auction (Lot #21). #26 - - by Derham. SN MB-PC-1002. Coral red/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 86,884 miles. Garish paint going dull—perhaps a blessing to the eyes. Chipped, too. Some brightwork needs replating. Rear brakes seized. Power steering added at some point in its life. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $86,891. This bid could get a DV-32, which was a much more sophisticated car than the SV-16. An astonishingly high price, espe- Niles, Michigan The ultimate in Four Wheel DRIVE-ing 1932 STUTZ SV 16 Convertible. Body 1-888-BEST-4WD or visit us at www.greatlakeshummer.com Premiering 2002 The H2!! To Reserve one of the FIRST H2s Please Call Kirk Kenaga at 1-888-237-8493 or E-mail kirkk@greatlakeshummercom 0 A Classic Doesn't Have To Be Old a www.classic car .com (WE BUY CARS) bob@classicscars.com ( AMBOUGIIINI El )  OSCA M74  ( MORETTI 1100 cm;  ABARTH FIAT 1955 ) ( Al FA ROMFO T71 )  IMO 20t;  ( ALFA ROMEO 1957 )  ABARTH 07 (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS & RACES RESULTS)


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAM% OLYMPIA, UK • • • • • • • • • $284,000 four-year restoration. The car is still absolutely mint, and pulled $439,490 from a fortunate new owner. The late top car dealer's quirky-looking 1926 Scales caravan with ye olde leaded windows, in which he set up an old-timer event-appropriate field office at such sales opportunities as the Beaulieu Autojumble, also went to a new home for $11,431. cially considering the fact that the red-on-red paint and upholstery combo was simply repulsive. Roadster. S/N J5851100382. Yellow and black/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,306 miles. Over-thetop restoration by famed Carrosserie Lecoq. #15 1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - Bonhams Olympia, London, UK December 12, 2001 Auctioneers: Robert Brooks and Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 112 Number of automotive lots sold: 83 Sale rate: 74% Sale total: $4,895,575 High: Lot #701, 1955 Ferrari Tipo 750 3.0 V12 Monza sports racer; sold at $536,334, including buyer's premium Buyer's' premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $42,600, 10% thereafter Paint scheme totally wrong. A plethora of chrome goodies under the hood. Well done, but in a garish rather than correct manner. 245-hp engine, four-speed gearbox. Cond: 2. SOLDAT $42,935. Surprisingly strong number for an incorrect car. Maybe France is the new market for high-priced 'Vettes. Or, like Americans oohing and aahing over a colorful but incorrect Delahaye, maybe they just didn't know any better and liked the colors.• This month on www.SportsCarMarket.com Download the latest SCM gearhead custom screensavers For Subscribers Only! 10 Screensavers Now Available To get your complimentary SCM screensaver: 1) Go to www.sportscarinarket.com 2) Click on "Screensavers for SCM Subscribers" on the menu 3) Enter the password Gullwing 4) Download and enjoy the show Just another way to thank you for being a part of the SCM gang.— KM & CB 34  W Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market comments in italics ith their final 2001 UK auction boosted by the consignment of serious stock from four deceased collectors' estates, Bonhams not only shifted plenty of metal, but grossed a mighty $4,895,575 ($5,325,000 with automobilia and toy autos included). This number marked by far the highest sale total of 2001 on this side of the pond, beating the Bonhams Gstaad sale's markof$4.38m. The stable contents of the late Paul Kunkel, who was a London-based lawyer's son from Cincinnati, raised huge prices with his exEquipe National Belge 1953 Ferrari T750 sports racer making $536,334. Originally with a four-cylinder motor, the Paul Grist-restored masterpiece had been fitted with a three-liter V12 and had been successfully exercised in four Mille Miglia retros as well as at the 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed. • • • • • • • • $220,810 was invested in a 1949 OSCA MT4 Siluro Spider. The car had plenty of 1950-63 period race provenance, and the same valuation was put on the 1930 London Motor Show Hispano-Suiza H6B with Cabriolet coachwork by Million-Guiet, another Louis Vuitton winner in the Parc de Bagatelle in 1998. The top-priced seller from the extraordinary Clive Sherwood Collection—the late Chartered Patent Agent being one of the most acquisitive squirrels at auction of 1920s Rollers, early Lanchesters and interesting Edwardians—was his 1922 R-R 40/50hp. Known in RREC circles as the "Brownsea Island Car" from having been garaged in new and unused rolling chassis form on a UK South Coast island from 1922-56, then bodied with Pall Mall tourer coachwork post1956 Ghost, made the desired $158,330. However, by far the most bullish performances at this very well-attended event were put in by London-to-Brighton-Run eligible vets for which there were plenty of players. Top dog was an 1896 Arnold 1.5hp, which had come to auction directly from the estate of the late Miss Virginia Arnold and which more than doubled expectations to sell for $177,074—surely top dollar for any early primitive. But then, in the warmup automobilia session earlier in the day, $42,458—thrice more than guide price—was invested in an F. Gordon Crosby watercolor depicting Charles Jarrot and a riding mechanic in their Panhard winning the 1902 Circuit Ardennes. This was certainly a bull market day, airtight with stacks of old money in the room wanting to spend rather than bank their cash!—R.H-E. NOTE: Many of the older vets and Edwardians were never fitted with odometers, while newer lots had been locked up by the auctioneers. Their mileages could not therefore be recorded during the limited pre-sale viewing time available to your correspondent. Kunkel's 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport with body beautifully done by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, again skillfully patinated during restoration by Grist, deservedly sold for $392,630. Even more extraordinary, the same money—and twice the auctioneers' estimate— was forthcoming from Maserati family member Dottore Adolfo Orsi on behalf of an American collector for an unfinished 1955 Maserati A6G2000 in mid-restoration. In fact, this project turned out to be the 1955 Turin Show exhibit, and the very first such Berlinetta to have been crafted in the Zagato workshops. An even more component-form 1962 AC Ace-Ford, paintstripped down to bare aluminum with a dismantled Raymond Mays-headed Zephyr 2.6liter six out of the car, was taken on for $44,091—$13,000 over the top forecast. The other serious-money motor was the exTerry Cohn 1930 Bentley 6 1/2-litre Speed Six H J Mulliner-bodied drophead, which won the 1993 Louis Vuitton Concours in Paris following a ENGLISH #751-1896 ARNOLD 1.5HP Dog Cart. S/N 1. Green and black with red/black. Really early with period candle carriage lamps and four warning bells. Wheels renewed. Paint cracks on rear mudguards. Leather very distressed on seat squab. Super continuous history file from Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS, OLYMPIA, UK Arnold family. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $177,074. More than twice the top estimate was forthcoming for this historically significant Victorian, which is known in VCC circles as "Adam" and successfully completed the very first 1896 Emancipation Run to Brighton. #753 - 1901 PICK 41W Voiturette. Body by Jack Pick. S/N GT 174. Yellow/black leather. of brass to polish—acetylene headlights, oil sidelamps and quadruple brass horns. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,926. Low estimate was virtually achieved. With only six such examples of this charismatic Edwardian registered with VCC, possibly worth a mite more. #724 1913 SUNBEAM 12/16HP Tourer. S/N 6424. White over red/tan. RHD. Last re- - frame wood finishers and running boards. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $158,330. Despite provenance— US owners have included Jack Frost, William Lassiter, Rick Carroll and Dan Sargent—and condition, this Rolls only just made the desired minimum. Has to be worth more. #758-1928 WILLYS OVERLAND CROSSLEY MANCHESTER Roadster. S/N S4389. Unpainted aluminum/red. RHD. Took RHD. Fully restored in recent years and a regular London-to-Brighton Runner. Passenger-side front mudguard repaired. Some buttons missing from leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,724. Top estimate money was paid for the oldest surviving Pick Given the popularity of London-toBrighton, $45k isn't a lot of money to have a near-guaranteed entry. #734 - 1910 LANCHESTER 20HP Landaulette. S/N 771. Green with black fenders/black leather. RHD. Original bodywork, albeit reunited with chassis in 1943. Side pillars painted by Alpine Eagle more than ten years ago and still sharp. Nickel fittings. Nice Auster windshield for rear passengers. Much rallied all over Europe in recent years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,486. Racey looker, quick for an Edwardian, practical to own. Hence, $16,000 over the top estimate by the new owner #743-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/5011P SILVER GHOST Double Cabriolet. Body by Barker. S/N 4OUG. Apple green over black/dark six years to complete "The Monster," so called because of 1950s R-R Meteor B 27-liter V12 Centurion tank motor. Not pretty and with only average cosmetics, this wacky special had been freshly tested and, amazingly, was fully street legal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,128. Winning bidder was the UK West Country Haynes Motor Museum. Midestimate money achieved was appropriate. #778 - Drophead Coupe. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N LR2776. Black/red. RHD. Subject to four-year 1930 BENTLEY 61/2 SPEED SIX fold behind front seats and glass division drops down to convert into tourer four. Distinctive Lanchester leather windshield. Museum exhibit cosmetics. Seats cracked and shabby. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,238. Sold to the trade near its low estimate. I suppose we'll see it again, after a quick freshening, and at a much higher price. #739 - 1910 LANCHESTER 2011P Torpedo Phaeton. S/N 1002. Green with yellow stripes/ green. RI-ID. Stored in Harrods Depository from 1931 to the early 1960s. Following restoration, RREC Concours winner in 1964. Oklahoma resident from 1971 to the 1980s. Nice patina now, though with some shrinkage cracks to paint. Cracked leather in front, good in rear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $97,412. Near top estimate was paid for this Barker-bodied double Cab, which was state-of-the-art stuff in the early 1920s. #740 - 1922 ROLLS ROYCE 40/50HP SIL- VER GHOST Tourer. SiN 77AG. Silver metallic/black. RHD. Period-correct coachwork restoration costing dealer/collector Terry Cohn $284,000. Winner of 1993 Louis Vuitton Concours in Paris. Despite much high-profile exercise since, still 100% mint. Cond: I. SOLD AT $439,490. Sensational car and condition, hence just over the top estimate result. They don't come much better than this. Given the performance of the Speed Sixes, they should be considered bargains in their current price range. #705-1931 ASTON MARTIN INTERNATIONAL Roadster Replica. S/N J1115. Green/ dark green. RHD. Former sedan rebodied. green. RHD. Minor chips to complicated Ranj it Singh paint job in mainly good condition. Lots May, 2002  from another Ghost fitted post-1956 discovery of unused rolling chassis. Repainted in early 1990s, only very minor blemishes now. Super engine presentation. Heavily varnished roof- Upward-opening windshield. 21-inch wheels. Bumpy panels. Flat paint with chips. Cracked, albeit original-looking leather in front and back. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,552. Sensibly reserved to sell, which it did for the top estimate. $7,000 or so too cheap for an all-correct International, but about right for this replica. 35


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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAM.% OLYMPIA, UK #811 #736-1931 SUNBEAM 25HP Enclosed Lim- ousine. Body by Weymann's Motor Bodies. S/N 1173M. Gray/dark brown. RHD. - • • • • • • • • • 1955 AC ACE Roadster. SN AE91. Pale green metallic/beige. RHD. Original righthand drive car that was last restored in the late • • • • • • • • Extraordinary "Sleeping Beauty" that remained inactive in Berkshire garage showroom and workshop for several decades. Very original. Dull paint with repair chips. Dusty interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,147. Apart from recomissioning to make it run, most probably worth conserving as is cosmetically. A good buy, as I thought it might have made close to $20,000. #710 - - Sports Sedan. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N GLZ1. Gray/gray. RHD. Gifted by Ecurie 1933 ROLLS ROYCE 20/25HP 1970s. Exuding patina in all departments. Period Phillips radio. Wood rim steering wheel. From late Terry Cohn collection rather than stock list. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,559. Really deserved $5,000 more, I thought, although ACengined cars are reckoned by model aficionados to be less desirable than those with Bristol or Ford lumps. #784 - 1958 ASTON MARTIN DB Mk III Coupe. S/N AM300/3/1529. Burgundy/gray. RHD. Extensively and apparently well restored and tires. Raymond Mays-headed Ford Zephyr motor out of car and dismantled. Much to do. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,091. A crazy $13,000 over the top estimate was paid for this incomplete project. Granted, it is the non-Cobra version of Ace to have. FRENCH #762 1901 GEORGES RICHARD MODEL - E 8HP Tonneau. S/N E70. Varnished wood/ brown. LHD. Swing seats. Unpainted varnish Ecosse race team owners to mechanic Wilkie Wilkinson, who ran it for the past 40 years. Cylinder head replaced. Crash repair to driver's door hinge. Brush-painted fenders. Very cracked leather apart from retrimmed seat squab. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,596. Onlyjust scraped home, and no wonder Nice provenance, but tatty. Still, if it just keeps running for a couple of years without major attention, it will be lots offun for not much money. #800 - 1934 HILLMAN 9.8HP AERO Coupe. S/N AM205. Coffee over cream over coffee/beige. RHD. Very well presented follow- with very good repaint, brightwork and retrim-all very fresh. Nicely presented engine bay. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $29,394. Only just making desired reserve, this Feltham Aston—Mk III being by far the most desirable with non-floppy bodywork, disc brakes and overdrive/extra gear—was a bargain. South African restoration and rather dull color combo may have depressed the price. #752 - - ster. S/N GHN 70453. White/red. RHD. Genuine ex-cops MGA (1600 Deluxe/Twin Cam spec). Authentic goodies all added during total looks rather dull. Very worn fabric trim claimed to be original. Desirable twin-cylinder motor (really two engines). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $56,800. This car 's surviving originality, multi-cylinder feature and early date of manufacture ensuring early London-to-Brighton start number were probably worth more than the minimum lowestimate price achieved. #759 - 1903 RICHARD BRASIER MODEL H 12HP Tonneau. S/N 17. Maroon and black/ black. RHD. Huge pairs of Lucas brass 1959 MGA POLICE A CLASS Road- ing a careful older restoration, albeit in quite a distinctive livery. Art deco style sunburst door trims rather fun. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $14,697. Just above top estimate was rightly paid for this Kestrel look-alike. Result was hardly surprising as, like Riley, it was also built in prewar Coventry. Certainly rare. 36 restoration completed in 1998. Still near concours condition, though not quite there. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $22,862. Top-estimate valuation by buyer Sister car in black, from same source and in much the same condition, made $27,761 later in the sale. #700 - headlamps to polish. Magneto and carb nonoriginal. Subjected to older restoration, though still in very nice cosmetic order and, judging from participation in four recent London-toBrightons, mechanically okay, too. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $83,354. $9,000 less than the lower estimate was accepted. All of these early cars trade in a very thin market, and nearly every sale redefines the current market valuation. This seemed fair to me. #731 - 1962 AC ACE Roadster. S/N 5247767E. Unpainted aluminum/untrimmed. RHD. Paint-stripped body with flared wheel arches to accommodate wider race-width wires 1903 DARRAQ 8HP MODEL Ton- neau. S/N 4187. Green/green. RHD. Yellow wheels, rear entrance. Splendid center-mounted Salisbury Bleriot headlamp and oil sidelamps. Dull paint nearly in need of refresh- Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • • v MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS, OLYMPIA, UK • • •  • oi+An ment. Buttoned Connolly hide trim sound. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,114. New owner clearly liked it enough to pay just over the top estimate, which was plenty. #801-1908 UNIC C9 Taxi. SN 11640. White with black coachlining/black. RHD. Said to have Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $56,800. French dealer won a long bidding battle, although he did have to pay $8,500 over the top estimate. An unrepeatable opportunity. #763 - 1930 HISPANO SUIZA H6B - Cabriolet. Body by Million-Guiet. S/N 11477. Black/tan. RHD. Rumble seat. Exhibited in 1930 coming. Correctly valued by all concerned. Might have brought another $25,000 in the US. #750 - 1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 RS TOURING Coupe. SN 911 360 0347. Primrose/black. LHD. Last restored more than ten been last restored seven years ago pre-purchase from Imperial Palace collection in mid-1990s. Cosmetically going off here and there, but still with plenty of wedding hire potential. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,945. Knocked down for $3,000 less than the low estimate to a UK dealer who presumably could foresee a profit. #735 - - 1908 LORRAINE DIETRICH 20HP CJ Landaulette. Body by Pingret, Guion and Breteau. S/N CGF12604. Dark blue with black fenders/black to front, brocade to rear. RHD. London Motor Show with unusual features such as hexagonal section bumpers, polished metal restraining straps for side-mounted spares, and door release handles in door centers. Restored in mid-1990s. Louis Vuitton winner in 1998. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $220,810. Absolutely stunning. A great car in great condition and worth the $36,000 over the conservative top estimate paid. GERALAN #790-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S Road- ster. S/N 18801200266. Red/gray. LHD. Whitewalls. Returned to Europe from Venezuela in years ago when lightweight doors, fenders and seats were fitted. Paint and interior slightly soiled and worn. Chassis, engine and gearbox numbers all matching. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,990. Top result for a retail-ready example of the Touring version of the 2.7 RS. As the years pass, the continued strength of the RS models in the marketplace is a testimony to what brilliant machines they were when new, and how well they still perform today. ITALIAN #702-1933 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GRAN SPORT Roadster. Body by Touring. S/N 121215050. Red/brown. RHD. Following a rollover accident in the US some years ago, Said to have been carefully laid up for 70 years in Argentina until 1988, when shipped to UK for repaint. Front leather original. Cloth with brocade trimmed Landaulette compartment more boudoir than auto. Ducellier acetylene headlamps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,114. UK dealer thought it worth paying just over the top estimate so, with trade mark-up, at least he thought the real market value should be more— possibly $65,000? #742 - 1913 RENAULT DO 2211P Landaulefte deVille. SN 40594. Black with green coachlining/ black to front, beige to rear. RHD. Singer Sewing Machine president's wedding present to daughter. Maintained by family chauffeur until 1980. Said to have been driven less than 10,000 miles from new. Dull paint claimed to be original. Rear compartment musty, but absolutely untouched. May, 2002 the mid-1990s for a total restoration, with most recent detailing by Bart Holland completed in 2000. Without fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $134,900. This mid-estimate valuation was about right for one of the most sought-after postwar Mercs. #781 - 1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - GULLWING Coupe. SN 5500202. Silver metallic/red. LHD. Bodily last refurbished in early1990s in Netherlands. Super paint, brightwork and interior. Fitted luggage and factory tool roll present. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $179,950. Nicely presented example for which top estimate money was forth- 1949 OSCA MT4 Racing Roadster. S/N 1112. Red/black. LHD. 13 years of period provenance in Italy and US. No-expense-spared restoration taking ten years and only completed in 2000. Three concours awards won in 2001. Absolutely mint, and in far better cosmetic condition than when new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $220,810. Owner appeared downcast with this extensive restoration by Paul Grist was recently completed. Cleverly, Old Master patinated with slightly dulled finish. Floor unpainted. Leather actually new, but didn't look the part. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $392,630. Mid-estimate result was thoroughly deserved. While 1750s aren't showing the price appreciation of a few years back, they seem to be solidly in the $350,000 to $450,000 range. #748 - Market Reports continued on page 70. 37


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAin Chassis number: 1531231 T he GTAm models are derived from Alfa's 1750 Veloce coupe. The Am suffix is a shortened version of "America," and refers to the US model, which required fuel injection for emission reasons. With full development, the GTAm engine brought twice the brake horsepower available from a standard carbureted car. The bodywork featured fiberglass doors, hood and dashboard and riveted fiberglass fenders. It featured the typical Autodelta sliding-block rear suspension to lower the car's roll center, thereby improving handling. The cars ran on 13-inch Campagnolo wheels and had ventilated disc brakes. A new dual-plug cylinder head was used, and the engines were available with either 1779-cc or 1985-cc displacements. Autodelta, Alfa Romeo's competition arm, prepared the GTAm for the European Touring Car Championships. In 1970, the works won six of nine races, and the Dutch driver Toine Hezemans secured the European Driver's Championship. In 1971, the class was divided and a new minimum weight introduced, but Hezemans was able to retain the Championship. Figures suggest that there were 40 GTAms built, although the confirmed number is closer to half that. Fifteen cars were supplied directly to Autodelta for their own use—the recorded works cars. A handful of cars were sold to privateers who commissioned Autodelta to upgrade them to GTAm specification. Three were exported to America and Angola, one to the Jolly Club in Italy, and this car, 1531231, to Luigi Cecchini of Lucca, on May 26, 1970, as confirmed by Alfa Romeo Autodelta. The remainder of the 40 or so produced is accounted for by privateers who bought parts from Autodelta and carried out conversions themselves. This car debuted in the hands of Cecchini in the Copa della Collina in June, 1970. It suffered a minor incident, and there appears to be no racing history after this event. The Alfa then went to Spain and was eventually bought by the present owner in Sicily in 1986. It was subsequently restored over a period of four years to its original condition and features full Autodelta specs, being fitted with correct 2-liter fuel injection and twin-spark head. On completion of the restoration, the car was used in various historic competition events, including the Alfa day at Monza in 1990. It has been featured in a number of Italian publications in April, 1992, and December, 1996. The car was driven by Teodoro Zeccoli, an original works driver who wrote to the owner thanking him, and confirming the car was as it was when it originally raced and is "unbelievably fast." Use since restoration has been limited to 60 miles and the car is reported to be in excellent condition. The car is eligible for the Tour Auto, Youngtimer series and a number of track events. It is offered for sale with a file containing a letter from Alfa Romeo, copy for the specification for the model, various photographs and the magazine articles the car was featured in. SCM gave this car a #3+ rating when it sold for $50,055, including buyer 's premium, at Christie 's London sale on December 4, 2001. That is a sur- SCM Investment Grade  Years produced  Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  prisingly low condition rating for a freshly restored car; and may in part explain the reason the car sold for such a low price. The Alfa GTAm is a car that stirs the boy racer in all of us. Based on a standard production chassis, it represents what every GTV owner wishes his car were. The GTAm was a serious effort by Autodelta at a time that Alfa was also developing the Type 33 cars and trying to stay afloat financially. The TZ and TZ2 models had been cancelled in favor of the Type 33, and it is quite likely that the GTAm could have been developed further, given added resources. Even so, it was a very successful racer, both in Europe and the US. Many GTAms offered alloy panels instead of plastic, and the shapes of the flares varied between cars. GTAm engines developed 220 horsepower at 7,200 rpm, compared to 118 hp of the stock 1750 engine. There is no mention made by the auction catalog whether this GTAm is fitted with either a Bosch or SPICA slidingplate throttle-body injection system, or a competition-use-only narrowangle competition head. There are more questions here. The chassis number 1531231 is listed in Tony Adriaensens 's book, Alleggerita, as a GrAm, but without any other information. This makes the chassis number ripe for a variety of creative interpretations. The fact that the only documentation that comes with this car is a letter from Alfa Romeo, a copy of the general specifications of the GTAm model, and recent magazine articles, is enough to give one pause. By the way, Adriaensens also prefers "America" as an interpretation of the Am in GTAm; the other reading is "Alleggerita maggiorata" (lightweight mod(ied), but he thinks that is inappropriate, as the GTAm was much more than a modification of the GTA. There never was an "official" factory name other than GTAm. 40 (approximately) $75,000-$95,000 $900 $200 Engine bulkhead Intake side of the engine, near the front AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 wvvvv.aroc-usa.org Alfa TZ, Porsche 911 RS Recent Offerings of Note 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAm Lot #52, S/N 1531231 (same) Condition: 3 Christie's, London, UK, March 26, 2001 Not sold for $57,200 38 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAm Lot #158, S/N 135847 Condition: 3+ Brooks, Narburgring, Aug. 6, 1999 Sold for $82,348 Sports Car Market The sale price is at least $25,000 below SCM's Price Guide, but this does not necessarily mean that it was well bought. Since its restoration appears to be old and deteriorating, even though declared to be fresh, this GTAm needs a thorough going over before being raced, or a complete restoration if it is to be shown. In either case, more money will be required before the car satisfies its new owner's fantasies. A 1970-71 Given the condition of this car; and the lack of documentation of its provenance, the price paid should be viewed as market correct.—Pat Braden (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)•


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Sheehan Speaks / Michael Sheehan If It Sounds Too Good to Be True... Eo uropean model F50 S/N 103794 was the 37th F50 built, in silver metallic with a black interior and yellow seats. It was delivered new n November 28, 1995, in Austria to Jean-Robert Grellet. It was resold by Grellet on December 19, 1998, for 608,500 Swiss francs (about $445,000) at the Brooks Auction in Gstaad, Switzerland, to French dealer Francois Degand. Degand then sold the car to England. On June 8, 2001, this F50, now repainted in red, was shown at the Bond Street Association-sponsored FOC UK meeting by its third owner, John Hunt, a British property manager. In October, 2001, Hunt drove the car to Italy for a vacation. According to police reports, the F50 was stolen from a supposedly highly secured hotel parking lot in Lake Como during the early morning hours of Sunday, October 21. At the time, its odometer showed 20,000 miles. Less than 60 days later, in early January of this year, the same F50 was offered by a well-known broker. The car now showed only 4,000 miles, and was being offered for $420,000, which is about 5% below the going rate. The hard top and case, the owner's manual and other books, and the service records were all missing. Following my inquiry about the car, 17 quality photos were supplied by e-mail, showing the chassis number on the frame and steering column, and the assembly number under the hood. There was no question this was the same stolen F50, priced slightly below market, but not "under-market" enough to arouse suspicions. The car was with a large exotic car dealer in central Japan. When I mentioned that I believed this to be a stolen car, the price was dropped to $300,000. In the US, one might expect a swarm of law-enforcement agencies to descend upon the dealership, with the car returning to its rightful owner and the perpetrators being hauled off to the slammer. The rules in Japan, in my Where's Carfax when you need it? experience, are different. Getting a stolen car imported into Japan is relatively easy, as Japanese customs officials don't check serial numbers on imported cars against Interpol records. Once in Japan, a foreign car can be registered with virtually any kind of paperwork, so local registration is another exercise in rubber stamping. Should a car be determined to be stolen, the local police are reluctant to do anything to aid in its recovery. And there are no laws in Japan requiring that a car stolen internationally be exported back to its rightful owner. So, once in Japan, a stolen Ferrari is virtually unrecoverable. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Premier _Al May, 2002 47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com 43


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Additionally, in my experience dealers there are masters at simply ignoring a problem in the hope it will go away. If a dealer finds he unknowingly, or otherwise, has ended up with a stolen car, he simply puts it into a warehouse for a few years and waits for whatever token police investigation might occur to die a quiet death. He then brings the car back into the light of day and sells it without fanfare. One of the local collectors commented to us, "Getting this issue resolved here is virtually impossible. Everybody (with their hands in someone else's pocket) keeps at least one eye closed... The only hope is to get an American lawyer who may be familiar with the way things are dealt with here. But to be frank, even if anything should materialize from this, the process will take a very, very long time." The process of trying to recover this F50 has begun. The Japanese dealer network has been advised that the car is stolen, thereby making it more difficult to sell; the Japanese police have been notified, if for no other reason than to put some token pressure on the dealer who has the car; and a Japanese law firm has been engaged, to put pressure on the police and the local DMV and auto dealer licensing agency. Obviously, the company that originally insured the F50 when it was stolen has a great interest in this process. Consequently, if offered a car by a dealer outside the US, exercise due diligence before sending your money. It wouldn't be much fun to spend $420,000 on an overseas-sourced F50, only to be greeted at US Customs by insurance company agents who would bestow heartfelt thanks upon you for getting their car back as they have it seized and trailered away.• Cruise by www.sportscarmarket.com and enjoy the Profile archives Proudly Introducing the All-New  Maserati Spyder and Coupe CMA Superb Collector Models of Uncompromising Quality CMA Jaguar D Type, LM '57 winner Custom-built to order. Fillogr- Custom building services. ne of a Kind Scratch-tuilt commissions. 1932 Chrysler Imperial Speedste r Previous sold -out limited semi-scratch-built models Rare limited edition hand-built models. We are creators of the finest automotive miniatures. We can make any car you desire, from Alfa Romeo to Zeder. Catalog: USA $12.00 Overseas: $15.00 - 44 , lii CREATIVE MINIATURE ASSOCIATES, INC. 40 CORBIN AVENUE, UNIT #40-M, BAY SHORE, NY 11706, USA 631 667 5423 FAX: 631 667 5419 www.creativeminiatureassociates.com MA S E RAT I 206.329.7070 - fax 206.329.7073 www.maseratiofseattle.com 390 bhp V-8 • Fl Style Cambiocorsa Semi-Automatic Transmission 4 year/50,000 mile warranty • Skyhook Active Suspension, Traction and Braking Control 44  Sports Car Market


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Notes From Europe / Giuseppe Tomaset Getting "Organized" for the 2002 Race Season —Roccabianca, Italy pring is in the air along the Po River. The first buds and sprouts are popping up and the mailman has been jamming my postal box full of invitations to every conceivable European car event. It is time to get organized for the 2002 old-car race season. A number of readers have asked exactly how to go about deciding which events to do, given the rich and varied selection available in Europe. As you probably have figured out, we go about this with the same precision we use in reporting auction results. Let me share with you the parameters of my careful scientific event-selection formula. The first parameter is dictated by how much disposable income one has for the coming year. Usually, I carefully calculate the cost of car preparation, transportation to and from the track, trackside mechanical assistance, fuel, tires and other consumables, such as Barolo. I then add up these costs and immediately conclude that I should sell everything I own to finance my season of racing. Instead, I dispense with this parameter as not really counting—pun intended. Without financial constraints, I am now free to choose from a much broader selection of events. After carefully reading all 106 brochures, thoroughly checking Web sites, and chatting with fellow competitors, I conclude I should do all 106 events. However, at around $3,000 per event, I will need to come up with roughly $318,000 just to send in the applications. At this point I cheerfully go out and buy a lot of lottery tickers. Shortly thereafter, I become depressed. This, in turn, is followed by the real organization and planning. Based on the S Tomasetti (left), in his 150S, and P Lacksweert in his Ferrari 375 Plus, warm up for another season. limits of time, money, and the demands of my international law practice, I figure I can do four events this year. My over-riding objective during the past five years has been to race on every historic track in Europe. To date there are only three left to visit. One is Monte Carlo—excluding the time I "raced" around the street course in a Fiat Panda, at 6:00 in the morning, pretending I was Fangio driving to victory against Ferrari. So, for 2002 the first application was sent to the Third Grand Prix Historique Monaco, in nearby Monte Carlo, scheduled for May 18-19. If accepted, my 1955 Maserati 150S would race in Serie 5, Class 3, five, drum brake sport racers, 1955-58. Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1971 Porsche 911E Insured Value: $25,000 Liability. $300,000 Annual Premium $209 Ask for Gary Gandy • "0" Deductible  • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co. GM A I. 11/ Rh I: (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com 46 Parish" Heacock INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS I have raced on the modern Le Mans track, but never on the "real" one. This year, on September 21-22, Patrick Peter, for the first time, is organizing a historic revocation of this great classic for cars that participated from the 1920s through 1972. Besides my strong desire to race the long course, my 150S finished ninth in the 1956 event. Coupling an opportunity to race for the first-time event on this historic track, with the fact that my car placed well there in 1956 is too good to be true. That makes sending in my application nearly obligatory, don't you think? After turning our low-budget Alfa into a tree ornament last season (January 2002, "Notes From Europe," page 68), I had to decide whether to rebuild it or buy another car. (The thought of not replacing it never crossed my mind, by the way.) So I bought an Autodelta-prepared GTA, formerly belonging to Scuderia 88 of Mantova. The Cento Ore Classic remains one of SCM's favorite events because of its great mix of scenic roads and a high concentration of racing. The Modena-based four-day event is again on our calendar for May 11-12, and will be our first competition outing for the GTA. Editor Martin has agreed to be my co-pilota, although he did mumble something about getting out and walking during the hillclimb sections. This leaves space for one final event on my schedule. I will make my choice between the Eiffel-Klassik, in October on the legendary Niirburgring, or the legendary rally Liege-RomeLiege. The former race would be well suited to the GTA, and frankly, a good way to close out the 2002 race season. Liege does not fit my schedule very well, but the five-day event is an endurance rally in the true sense of the word, as the competitors wind their way down from Belgium through the Alps to Cortina, Tuscany, and finally Rome. I'll keep you posted as the season unfolds.• Sports Car Market


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2 + 2 Chassis number: 0520 n 1964, Ferruccio Lamborghini unveiled his V12 competitor to Ferrari, the 350 GT, at the Geneva Auto Show. The car, which featured a four-cam, 3.5-liter V12 engine designed by Giotto Bizzarini, a tubular steel chassis, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes and a ZF gearbox, was Lamborghini's first serial-production GT. The automotive world loved it. I In 1966 the engine was increased to 3.9 liters and the ZF transmission was replaced with a gearbox built by Lamborghini itself. The differential was also replaced with one of Lamborghini's own. These modifications were slipped under a Touring-designed steel body that had been slightly raised to allow three passengers to accompany the lucky driver. Similar in appearance to the 350 GT, this new car also had lowered floor pans, four round Hella headlamps and a single fuel tank instead of twin tanks. Thus was born the 400 GT 2+2. Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  - SCMInvestment Grade  Years produced  - Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Debuting at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show, Lamborghini's showpiece was once again warmly received. The new model's horsepower increased from 280 horsepower to 320, and top speed to 155 miles per hour. Zero to 60 times were in the low sevensecond range. The engine, in fact, was worthy enough to be used in the Miura and Countach until 1982—a testament to its design and output. The car is often pointed to as the one automobile closest to Ferruccio Lamborghini's original aim: elegance, durability, practicality and performance. As such, it should come as no surprise that the 400 GT 2+2 outsold the 350 GT nearly two to one. Web site  Alternatives  confident high-speed touring, and is a perfect example of a state-of-the-art Italian supercar of the '60s. A superb car in every sense of the word, the 400 GT 2+2 allows for The car pictured here sold for $75,600, including buyer's premium, at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction, held January 20th, 2002. The car was in solid #2- condition, only showing minor wear on a recent restoration. All of a sudden, back seats are big news. After years of the market shunning exotic cars that had more seats than doors, I have noticed a small but growing desire to have a car that is both interesting and modestly useful. "Betty and Barney want to join us for dinner. Um, okay, let's take their car because our Moretti only has two seats, and you'll probably like their new Saturn wagon anyway." Blech. By no stretch do I mean that 2+2s are becoming more desirable than pure two-seaters. But it's certainly easier to justi:b; parting with a pile of benjamins fyou can at least picture putting the kids, the dog, the luggage, some golf clubs or whatever, into the back seat. Porsche own- eBay/Kruse, Auburn, IN, August 31, 2001  Sold at $36,835  Condition: 2  Lot #693, S/N 0838  1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  May, 2002 1966-68 247 $14,250 Plate welded on right frame rail Middle of Von block $37,500 $60,000 $1,650-$2,200 $225 Lamborghini Club of America, One Northwood Drive, Suite 7, Orinda, CA 94563 Ferrari 250 GTE, Aston Martin DB6, Jaguar XKE 2+2, Iso Crrifo wvvw.lamborghiniclub.com ers have been getting away with this for years. And now even our editor pretends that having a back seat was part of the reason for buying his Moondoggy Ferrari. Forward march to the car at hand, the Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. This Lambo has always trailed the Miura, Countach and 350 GT for collectibility. In many instances it has enjoyed the same motor, perhaps a better gearbox and transwde, and it is slightly less expensive to restore because of its steel body (versus aluminum) and larger production volume. But, and this is the "but" in question, it has always suffered disparaging comments like, "It has a backseat, so why consider it?" I hear the same babbling about the Ferrari 250 GTE and 330 GT, the Aston Martin DB6, the Jaguar XKE 2+2 and countless other cousins of proper two-seaters. But anyone who has driven a standard-cab pickup truck knows exactly how constricted the cabin is in a 246 GTS, and how once you've got a body in each seat, the thermos bottle is going to have to go into the trunk Two years ago, $75k would have been an earth-shaking price for a Lambo 400 GT. But not today. And this is a car that is surely worth $75k Few 2+2s are as exciting to drive, and possess as wonderful a V12 pedigree as this car I've known two collectors who have put strong daily mileage on their 400 GTs. Bothfolks have owned cars that were considerably more exotic, but both found the 400 GT to have a near-peifect balance ofexotic appeal and usability. The usual caveats apply to this transaction. If the engine and transmission are strong, if the notoriously edgy electricals are sorted, and if the metal below that red (yawn) paint is solid, then, although this car was bought at the top of today's market, it should still be considered a fair enough deal. There are many families involved in this hobby and the desire to be together when that rare disposable time becomes available makes for a pretty solid argument for ye olde back seat. Of course, traveling in two cars with just two seats each, say a pair of Countachs or Miuras, will always remain a good Plan B.—Steve Seri°• Recent Sales of Note 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Lot #200, S/N 1156 Condition: 2 Brooks, Monaco, May 26, 2000 Sold at $58,877 47


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CANADA ON new tires, headlights, cute, fun to drive but needs some work, very rare car $2,000 obo. 310-246-0873. CA 72 127 903CC 2-DR COUPE, orig cond, w/ HISPANO SUIZA - 32 HISPANO-SUIZA, 8-liter project, fire damaged, restorable, comp chassis, 6 wheels, radiator, etc, plus period Hispano touring car body, not for amateur, this will require knowledgeable restorer, but almost everything is there $75,000. 603-781-0195. NH S liter, 427/400 hp, 1 of only 66 built, restored, 49k orig mi, rust and accident free, 2-owner CA car, full leather, pw, pb, factory air, Borrani wire wheels, chassis design by Giotto Bizzarrini, body by Giorgio Guigiaro $75,000 part trade pos. 818-676-0919. CA 68 SERIES I LUSSO COUPE, very rare 7 69 ISO GRIFO, red/black, Borrani wires, 32,900 mi, straight, correct, clean Iso $39,500. 207-283-1764. 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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  48 101,1  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 ITALIA REPRODUCTIONS  Call for Catalog P.O. 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AZ LANCIA 60 APPIA, unfinished project, nearly completed, lots of spare parts from second car $2,500 nego. 908-595-9520. Fax 908-5959307. NJ 65 FULVIA COUPE, show paint in perfect cond, runs great, full restoration of eng, trans, and suspension $13,500 call for details. 630505-4684. IL 66 FLAMINIA 3C, 2.8 Spyder, white w/red int, exc orig cond, 68k mi, boxes ofNOS parts plus a 1961 Flaminia touring coupe parts car $22,000. John, 414-350-3199. WI 79 BETA COUPE, 5-spd, stereo, ps, pb, maroon/blk leather, 71k mi, showroom cond, new tires, garage kept, bought new $5,000. Fax 301-739-8304. MD 79 ZAGATO, mechanically sound, needs new top, upholstery, paint $3,000 obo. 607569-2926. NY MASERATI 61 3500 GT, all bodywork completed, car needs assembly, have all available parts $6,000 nego. Ask for John, 914-879-4151. NY 67 GHIBLI COUPE, car had interior and engine fire, pictures available $6,000. Ben, 323-589-2162 M-F 8-4. CA 69 GHIBLI, 22,790 miles. Celeste blue with blue interior. 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Affordable Classics 1961-73 Volvo P1800/S/E/ES T he Volvo P1800 has always been a bit of an odd duck in the sports car world. With its chrome-tipped rear wings and high belt-line, its looks were futuristic when introduced. By the 1970s they were dated, but now, 30 years later, they are pleasingly classic. Over the lifespan of the 1800, its engine grew from 1780 cc to 1986 cc, induction changed from twin SU to Zenith-Stromberg carburetors to Bosch K-Jetronic injection, and horsepower went from 100 to 130. To non-1800 fanatics, all of the variants of the two-seat coupes look more or less alike, with the 1972-73 sport wagon having a distinctive appearance all its own. As one would expect from a car built by Volvo, the basic design was robust. The P1800 may have the best heater of any sports car ever built, but that's hardly the kind of performance that can make a car collectible. Not a tire-smoker at the stoplight drags, the P1800's long legs make it a premier highway cruiser. The electric overdrive is a must, and allows the car to purr along at a leisurely 2,800 to 3,000 rpm at 70 mph. By now, many owners have installed an upgraded cam to enhance low-end acceleration. Once dated and old fashioned, now classic. Settling into a P1800 is like stepping back in time. The interior looks and feels vintage, with an array of chrome-rimmed gauges and push/ pull switches. While not particularly quiet, the engine of the P1800 makes a satisfying sound. Most mechanical parts are readily available and there is a great support network to help keep a P1800 on the road. Sheet metal is expensive and some of the trim can be costly to replace. Like any old car, rust is the enemy of the 1800. The first 6,000 P1800s were assembled by Jensen in England, and hence have corrosion as an inherent part of their sheetmetal DNA. Carefully inspect the jacking points and the area where the frame goes into the engine compartment. Also, check the sills for repair work, along with the areas behind the rear wheels, which tend to collect debris and subsequently corrode. Because these cars have been worth so little, most have been badly bodged over the years. Finding a well-preserved original car is nearly impossible; a properly restored car is almost as difficult to come by. When buying a coupe, condition is far more important than year of production or model variant. The drivetrain is Grey or black interior, manual or automatic transmission, performance, appearance and comfort options available, 6 month/6,000 mile warranty from $29,500 SCM Investment Grade  Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  May, 2002 1961-1973 41,485 $3,995 $125 $15 Right side of firewall Left side engine block Volvo 1800 Car Club, do Paul Stutrud, P.O. Box 2205, Rohnert Park, CA 94927-2205 MGB, Datsun 240Z We own the largest remaining supply of DeLorean parts in the world and have been a "DeLorean-only" service and restoration facility since 1984. With trained mechanical and body technicians on staff, no one in the world is more prepared or qualified than DeLorean Motor Company to fulfill all of your DeLorean desires. =rn= 10804 Roark Road Houston, TX 77099 USA 281-568-9573 281-568-9386 Fax www.delorean.com 49 easier to repair than the cosmetics; a nice, complete, correct car that needs a valve job is a much better buy than a rusty beater with a fresh engine. Pay $5,000 to $6,000 for solid coupes in #3 condition ($7,000 to $8,000 for 1800ES sport wagons), and up to $12,000 for A properly done 1800 is a reliable, lowmaintenance, inexpensive car to own. And if taken care of, it will never go down in value.— Steve Dorsey• 1800s of any flavor that have been through a full, correct restoration.


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English Car Profile 1950 Allard 12 Roadster Chassis number: 99J1571 A n excellent example ofa successful AngloAmerican hybrid, the J2 Allard offered incredible performance for the period at a moderate cost. As a result, they were very popular in US and European racing and their list of competition successes is most impressive, including first-place finishes at Sebring, Bridgehampton and other race courses throughout America. During the production run of 1950-51 a total of 99 examples were built. Ideal for the nowpopular runs and rallies throughout this country and Europe, a well-turned-out J2 is equally at home on the show field. The long-nosed competition-style J2 featured Allard's well-known split I-beam axle on the front end, attached to coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers. A three-section track rod and two idler arms were attached to the back of the split axle, while radius arms located the axle beams. At the back, a de Dion axle assembly was attached to coils and telescopic shocks. Power was delivered by a Ford-sourced torque tube. The first J2s were powered by hopped-up Mercury flathead V8s, but as their racing successes grew so did the racer's need for speed. Before production ended, these cars were carrying not only Ardun OHV-equipped flatheads, but fire-breathing V8 Cadillacs and Chrysler's new powerhouse Hemi V8s as well. The J2 chassis had exceptionally deep side members connected by four large-diameter tubes. Besides these tubes, the transmission had additional bracing. The bodies on J2s were made of lightweight aluminum attached by quick-release fasteners and small bolts, making it very easy to strip the car for mechanical work or testing purposes. Some models meant for strict competition work with big V8s were delivered with 40-gallon fuel tanks. It's easy to tell a large-tank car as the spare tire is mounted between the front fender and the cockpit rather than at the tail. This car was delivered to Moss Motors in California on April 24, 1950. It is equipped with a 331-cubic-inch Cadillac V8 developing 300 bhp, thanks in part to a high-performance camshaft and triple two-barrel carburetors. Polished stainless steel side pipes complete the mechanical picture of this car, which was fully restored in 1998 as a road-going sports car rather than an out-and-out racing car. It is in superb condition and was a prize winner at Pebble Beach in 1999. Number produced  Original list price  This car sold for $97,200, including buyer 's premium, at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale, held January 20, 2002. Take a good, close look at an Allard, especially the J-series cars like this one and the even hairier J2X models, and you'll see why they've earned the nickname of "The Blacksmith's Revenge." 1950 Allard J2 roadster Lot #155, S/N 99J1571 Condition: 2 Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  Depending more on the hot rodder 's approach of sheer horsepower derived from cubic inches rather than sophisticated tweaking of smaller-displacement powerplants, the Allard Js, like the Cobras to follow, owe more to American than European influence in their startling performance abilities. The handling of these cars has always been controversial, like that of early Porsches. It's said that once you learn the quirks of the split-axle front end, you can make an Allard perform around curves and corners as well as any serious competitor And even ([you can't lead through the corner, you're dead certain to nip the other guy down the straight, thanks to the Allard's' stupendous power-to-weight ratio. Indeed, until the arrival of more powerful and sophisticated machinery from Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati, the Allard J2s and J2Xs were the cars to beat. They offered more bang for the racer's buck than any other big sports/racing car of the time—and at a price that wasn't nearly as dear in terms of purchase and maintenance of the aforementioned exotica. Today, Allard J2s enjoy a steady demand among vintage sports car racers and collectors. A few years ago, when Allard was the featured marque at the Monterey Historics, the cars went through a dramatic price spike. Now market levels have eased to more rational positions. This car appeared to be, as the description said, a road-ready example that's also competitive on the show circuit. It could also be turned into a pretty nasty vintage racer with a minimum of work, if that's your thing. SCM Investment Grade  Years produced  $3,450, without engine $300 $40 Plate on firewall Varied with engine type The Allard Register, 8 Paget Close, Horsham, W. Sussex, RH13 6HD, UK Jaguar XK 120MC, Maserati A6 GCS, Bentley 41/4 Litre supercharged Recent Sales of Note 1950 Allard J2 roadster Lot #430, S/N 99J1575 Condition: 3 RM, Monterey, CA, August 18, 2000 Sold at $110,000 50 RM, Monterey, CA, August 26, 1999 Sold at $67,100 Sports Car Market The price Barrett-Jackson fetched for this car was fair and indeed looks rather cheap when compared to contemporary 1950s rivals wearing prancing horses or tridents on their badges. One thing's nearly as certain as taxes. When one of those Italian beauties, with its gorgeous shape and high-strung engine, pulls up beside an Allard at a traffic light or a start line, the old cycle-fendered beast from suburban London with its American heart will smoke it without even having to break into a mechanical sweat.—Dave Brownell B+ 1950-51 99 (Photo courtesy of auction company)


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ear Mr. Anderson: Afriend ofmine sold his TR6 at Barrett-Jackson in Januaryfor $20,000. I was stunned. Infact, I did not believe him and went to their site. Lo and behold, there it was. This must be a record for what I consider a plain TR6. Is this sale unusual, or is it the beginning ofa new trend? D — Dennis Barr, Medford, Oregon We also saw a Triumph TR3 break the $20,000 barrier at Barrett-Jackson. While two sales don't necessarily make a trend, and there aren't yet enough Triumphs selling at auction to get a good sampling of prices at any given sale, these results are certainly interesting. Before we talk about general trends, it should be pointed out that both of these cars were excellent examples of the marque, having recently benefited from high-quality restorations. We've said often enough that, condition of cars being equal, value is influenced by style, rarity and performance. However, it's also worth noting that values can be influenced by the changes in values of other marques that fall in the same general category. In the case of the Triumph TR2s through TR6s, the most comparable marque in terms of price and performance when they were new was Austin-Healey, and that tends to be true today as well. g Triumphs on the Move? The English Patient by Gary Anderson In the classic car market, the Healey has had the advantage of the Triumph in terms of value, with Healeys of the same year and condition always selling for a bit more than the Triumphs. Healey owners would argue that this is justified by the cars' relative styling. But then there are many Triumph owners who would vehemently disagree. The TR3A that made $23,220 at B-J this year Healeys recently have had a strong pricemove upward, and now the category is actually overlapping Jaguar XKs and E-types in value. As a result, it can be supposed that enthusiasts who simply want to get into a good-performing classic British car, and don't have the $30,000 or $40,000 it takes to buy a nice Healey today are starting to look hard at the Triumphs. In the short term, we can expect to see pretty strong Triumph prices. This will be true especially of the top-flight restorations. But before you start to think of a TR3 with its cut-down doors, or a TR6 with its Italianate styling as a potential investment opportunity, remember that, unless you are a dealer, the driving force behind buying a vintage sports car should be the I RESTOR ATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. 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With perfect E-types crossing the $100,000 barrier, and big Healeys hitting above $50,000 with some regularity, it makes $25,000 for a great TR3 seem pretty reasonable, doesn't it? Mr. Anderson is publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com; fax 650/9499685.• E_SaTFRIC ENGINEERINri INC Esoteric: (definition)...very unusual, understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special Come on guys - there were only two of these car ever! One of the most original Coopers in existence and it has its original 2505 Maserati engine with a fresh rebuild. 20 plus Grand Prix and an honorable 10 year racing life. We are very open to offers. An interesting car - Flawless mechanically and absolutely everything works as it should. 5 speed ZF, PS, PW, Air, Selectaride and Sundym windows. Paint is 18 years old and the interior worn but original. Dead straight and a super driver. 1959 Cooper Maserati F1/F2 1965 Aston Martin D85 Coupe 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.955 Coupe -justlovely  in every respect.  1969 Mini Cooper 5' -130bhp, 0-50 in first  gear, 0-60 in 6secs. Road, rally or track.  1937 Mercedes Benz 500/540K Cab A- nearly finished a 4 year restoration -the best 19378ugatti Type 37-about 50%original at about half the price with FIVA papers. 7971 AC428 Frua Coup RHO - One of the ultimate hybrids - Cobra chassisplus 5 inches, 428 hipoengine, lovelyFrua body and very limited production. The 1955 Alfa Romeo Super Sprint Zagato that caused so much interest has been sold to a discerning new owner. For those of you who remain dedicated to buying one of these great cars, I hope to have another available for sale by the time you are reading this - call for details. All vehicles offered are from private collectors and are immediately available for sale by Private Treaty. Interesting and sensible trades can always be considered. privato rnilprtnr, intnrnatiOnal reStOratinn and rnlIprtinn mpnannment , 7s and oth 207.236.0041  207.236.0056 (fax) esotericeng@aol.com 51


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English Car Shopping Centre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. AC 65 COBRA, real! Documented, SIN CSX 2530, red, 4-speed, properly restored. One of only 655. Financing, delivery arranged. Photos at www.orlandomustang.com $190,000. 407-688-1966. FL ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 67 DB6 CONVERTIBLE, short chassis Volante, 1 of 37 manufactured, red w/blk convertible top, show quality $230,000 offers. 410-299-3811. MD 76 COUPE, V8, red, blk leather, 36k mi, auto, A/C, rust, accident-free, professional restoration $40,000. 954-752-4112. FL 86 VOLANTE CONVERTIBLE, orig owner selling, 36k mi, British Racing Green, tan int, top fitted luggage, tools, all records, new sound system, never out of CA/AZ, always dealer serviced $76,500. 480-4881249. AZ AUSTIN HEALEY - 53 BN I, white/black, total frame-off restoration, exceptional early car, alloy bonnet and boot, show winner, better than new, you won't be disappointed $32,000. 6 10-8653329. PA 55 100S, Lobelia blue over white. Restoration finished 2001. Full race-prepared engine, Carillo rods, steel crank. Will sell for $125,000 obo, or will lease for season for $25,000 obo. Can provide team support and transportation at cost. $125,000 meford464@aol.com. Mary Ellen Ford, 434-923-8389. VA 56 100M, Black over red. Heritage certificate, fresh restoration 2002. Ready for rally or show. 1956 New York Motor Show car, 140-mph speedometer, $48,000 obo. Will consider leasing for season for $15,000 obo. Can provide team support and transp. at cost. meford464@aol.com . Mary Ellen Ford, 434-923-8389. VA 56100M, Red over black. Heritage certificate, fresh restoration nearly complete. Race-prepared, will sell for $48,000 or lease for $15,000 for the season. Can provide team support and transportation at cost. meford464@aol.com. Mary Ellen Ford, 434-923-8389. VA 60 3000 Mk I BT7, 50k mi, blue polyurethane paint, red int, Michelin tires, 5 new chrome wheels, new top, side curtains and windshield, exc running cond $16,500. 914528-3449. NY 63 3000 BJ7, recent complete pro restoration to orig specs, BRG lacquer, blk leather, excellent car $24,000. Rob, 718-398-2055. NY 67 3000 Mk III, 25k orig mi, 1 of the very few never apart rust-free originals left $38,500. 860-824-7252. CT JAGUAR 54 YCK 120 DHC, blk/red hides, 19k ong rrn, same owner 24 yrs, never in rain, needs nothing $32,500 obo. 904-268-1533. FL 57 XK 140 ROADSTER, new red paint w/blk top, spec C-head w/wires and dual exhaust, all mech upgrades and everything works, exc #2 cond $33,000. 859-229-4988. KY 61 3.8 Mk II, white/blk int, 4-spd, o/d, chrome wire wheels, minor rust in door bottoms, solid floors, frame, new gas tank, rebuilt carbs, needs cosmetics $10,950. 210497-8623. Fax 210-497-8141. TX 65 XICE COUPE, 36k orig mi, same family from new, very nice cond, never rusted or wrecked, #s match, good driver, red w/blk int, radio, tools, books, documentation, first time offered $23,500. 719-633-4767. CO 67 XKE COUPE SI, blk/blk, wire wheels, 76k pampered mi, rust-free CA car, very nice $28,500. 650-854-5008. CA 69 XICE CONVERTIBLE, mostly original, red, 49k mi, exc shape, new top, new stain- less steel exhaust, tri-carbs $22,000. 770760-0417. GA LOTUS 60 ELITE TYPE 14, totally restored to pristine cond, Climax eng, MG gearbox, twin SU carbs, chrome wire wheels, British Racing Green w/tan int $30,000 firm. Guy, 901-8542597. TN 62 ELITE, Coventry Climax Eng, blue w/ blk int, excellent throughout, runs well, like new, chrome wires, Michelin X, very orig, head and gearbox rebuilt, 5k mi $25,000. Jay Glass, 949-497-3443. CA 66 SEVEN S2 COSWORTH, 1500, frameup restoration, new body, original drivetrain $24,900. 231-599-2091. MI 90 ESPRIT SE, blk/gray, 46k mi, T-belt w/ pump just done, runs and drives great $24,900. George, 614-471-7535. OH M.G. 48 MG- TC, red, tan leather, tan duck top and tonneau, matching #s, 3,629 mi since groundup restoration w/records, very nice example $22,900. 314-968-9349. MO 52 MG- TD, show winner, midnight blue ext, tan leather int, complete with all accessories, runs great, must see $22,000 obo. 949-8572575. CA 52 MG- TD Mk II, completely orig and untouched except for repaint, orig leather int with no rips or tears, a very hard to find correct Mark II in exceptional orig cond $11,500. 860-529-7177. CT 55 MG- TF 1500, blk w/red int, tan top, wire wheels, ground-up restoration, unique period luggage rack and side mirror, featured Dec 1999, show winner $26,500. Carl, 518765-4905. NV 59 MGA ROADSTER, 2year documented concours restoration, class trophy and ribbon winner, red w/tan leather, perfect looking, for serious collector or enthusiast $25,000. 610-5277747. PA 63 MGB ROADSTER, show cond, professionally restored to orig, 54k mi, FL car, iris blue, blk int w/blue piping, 4-cyl, 4-spd, orig wire wheels, has soft and hard tops $11,750. 856-778-3785. NJ ROLLS ROYCE - 49 BENTLEY, 4-dr, aluminum body, needs restoration, rhd $15,000 obo/trades. 847748-8793. 847-748-8794. IL 50 SILVER WRAITH, Sedanca deVille, coachwork by Hi Mulliner, rare and extremely solid car, ready for paint and leather, concours potential $31,900. 760-202-0333. CA 53 BENTLEY RTYPE, British plates, new 2-tone silver over bare metal, int 95% restored $14,900. 352-378-8835. FL 65 SILVER CLOUD III, LCEL53, LHD, LWB, division, 51 made, black, scarlet, all tools, books, factory A/C, 51k mi $49,500. Michael, 831-724-7581. CA TRIUMPH 57 TR3A, red w/tan int, wire wheels, great cond $13,000. 914-834-0953. NY 66 TR4, surrey top, white/blk, wire wheels, pro rebuilt and restored, lots invested $13,000 serious inq only. 847-724-5322. 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ItSH , ifro` ,  ,c.r.• • :a 0  — •• ritv 4-) n January of this year alone, over 32 million unique visitors logged on to at least one of the top ten Internet auction sites. EBay, of course, is the big dog with almost 90% of the action. Yahoo! Auctions is a distant second, with the rest of the pups sleeping under the porch and scrapping over the meager leftovers. I Especially for buyers and sellers of rare or easily faked goods, on-line auctions can be fraught with danger. This means that regular "land auctions" continue to occupy an important niche in the automobilia marketplace. With a traditional auction company, buyers and sellers both benefit from the individualized, personal attention from auction company specialists who have extensive expertise in their own unique areas. At the same time, online auctions, for the fourth year in a row, again topped the Internet Fraud Watch list of Top Ten Net scams with an average loss of $478. Three Times The Money otobili by Carl Bomstead Object: Raleigh Motorcycles Porcelain Sign—Lot #297 Auction: Autopia Advertising Auctions Estimate: $3,000-$5,000 Sale price: $4,180, including 10% buyers premium companies can produce, given their massive user base. According to the results of the March Autopia auction, the answer is yes. A 1940s license plate attachment with American flags and the statement "Remember Pearl Harbor" closed at a huge $850, including commission, against a pre-sale estimate of $100 to $200. The only explanation I've been able to come up with for the result is the current patriotic fever. There may be a pattern emerging here, as on-line and traditional auction houses claim their various parts of the market. Just as Christie's, RM and Bonhams can get absolute top dollar for a special car, due in large part to their careful presentation and courting of qualified bidders, it appears that highly focused traditional auction houses dedicated to automobilia can attract the select bidders who are willing to pay top dollar for unique pieces. • The real shocker was a Raleigh Motorcycles porcelain sign. We reported the sale of this sign for $1,481 on eBay in the September 2001 issue of SCM (page 76), and commented that the buyer had made a wise purchase. Autopia sold that very same sign for $4,180, nearly three times the earlier amount, at their March auction. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION 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! C11311R - Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 * V if. Oirlk sV i ij ■ Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. COCO MATS PALM  FIBRE Eight months on the wall, $2,700 richer. Autopia Advertising Auctions, with a focus on gas, oil, automotive and country store advertising, has been successfully conducting phone and mail auctions for the past eight years. Supported by their devoted following, they recently concluded their 15th event. Their format—with bids placed by phone or fax—seems rather archaic in the new wired world. For many, though, a detailed catalog with descriptions that are complete and forthright offers overwhelming advantages. The essential question for sellers is whether boutique auction companies can garner the same types of prices that eBay and other on-line May, 2002 The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Call: 800 461-3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad Y.4pdated Jrnpzoved Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com 53


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German Car Profile 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Chassis number: 154151 M cial aristocracy; the 540K was the culmination of its pre-World War II highperformance, custom-built motorcars. After the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926, the new company's commercial success depended upon bread-and-butter models like the mass-market 170 series and the middle-market 290 and 320. In 1935 Mercedes-Benz introduced the first massproduction diesel passenger car, the 260D. During the same period the 460 and 500 Niirburg, with sidevalve engines and chassis that still reflected premerger Mercedes designs, met the demands of the upper middle-class German market. ercedes-Benz always commanded a place as the premier supplier of fine cars to the political, artistic and commer- SCM Investment Grade  Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Yet, while Mercedes-Benz maintained its factories with small- and medium-sized cars, it catered to the market's most demanding clientele with a limited offering of the finest motor cars ever built. Based on a strong and rigid chassis, these pioneering automobiles introduced coil-spring four-wheel independent suspension. These massive high-speed automobiles owed little to the S, SS and SSK machines of the 1920s, except for one glorious attribute: each was fitted with Mercedes-Benz's drivercontrolled supercharger that boosted engine output by about 60% in short, full-power bursts. Alternatives  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  A+ 1936-39 26 $14,000 $3,000 $500 Plate on firewall Right side of block Club .... Classic Car Club of America, 1645 Des Plaines River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018; phone 847/390-0443, e-mail classiccarclub@aol.com Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster, Duesenberg SSJ Roadster The first of the series, the 380K, was introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1933 and was replaced by the 500K in 1934. The 500K, in turn, was succeeded during 1936 by the ultimate motor car of the '30s, the 540K. Each car was individually constructed to the finest German standards, using only the most enduring materials and the finest craftsmen. Mercedes created almost all the body designs for its premier models in-house and built them in their own Sindelfingen Werk. The ultimate Mercedes-Benz 540K was the Special Roadster. Exceptional at the time, the 540K Special Roadster has subsequently established itself at the pinnacle of classic cars. The 540K Special Roadster is an aweinspiring blend of size, performance and style, possessed of a presence that is immediately arresting in any surrounding. next month. It has won numerous other best in class and best in show awards including the Dallas Concours, Amelia Island and Bay Harbor, Michigan. This most beautiful, powerful and imposing automobile of the classic era still has the grandeur to stop traffic by looks alone—then leave it far behind as the howl of its supercharger fades into the distance. This car sold for $3,630,000, including buyer 's premium, at RM's Arizona Biltmore sale, held January 18, 2002. Of the 26540K Special Roadsters, only six were created in the long-tail style with a cover over the single spare tire recessed into the rear deck, one of which is the car pictured here. Bought from the Mercedes-Benz stand at the 1937 Berlin Motor Show by Warner Brothers Studio for its impresario Jack Warner, it was specially prepared for delivery in the United States with a speedometer calibrated in miles and a "Made in Germany" plaque. Jack Warner retained his 540K for more than ten years. In 1949 it was acquired by a Connecticut collector and remained untouched in his garage until 1993, when it was bought by the present owner who then commissioned its restoration by renowned Mercedes-Benz experts Paul Russell and Company in Essex, Massachusetts. Following restoration the car took first in class as well as the MercedesBenz Trophy at the 1995 Pebble Beach Concours, followed by first in class and best in show at the VSCCA Castle Hill Concours in Massachusetts the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Lot #52, S/N 154084 Condition: 1 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, Aug. 19, 2001 Sold at $1,051,000 54 This long-tail 540K Special Roadster is, hands down, the most beautiful Mercedes to emerge from the Sindelfingen coachworks during the 1930s and, arguably, the most beautiful example of the marque ever created. Some 540Ks, while possessing impressive mechanical features, have a somewhat heavy, lumpen appearance. Not this car It could have been the creation of the most talented Italian coachbuilders and manages to combine flamboyant style with elegant lines—a rare combination in any car With a blackfinish that you could literally look down into, complemented with gray leather, this graceful and voluptuous M-B was still in superb restored condition throughout and appeared ready to win some more awards for its new owner, who we understand is an SCM subscriberfrom the Pacific Northwest. It has covered 615 miles since its flawless Paul Russell restoration, which is higher than I would have expected—evidence that it has done more driving than simply going in and out of enclosed trailers. Was it worth the money? Yes. In fact, some seasoned auction observers thought it went for a relatively gentle price, including the consignor himself And while it may be difficult for most of us to think of a three-millionplus dollar purchase as a "good buy," the mark of a top-level collectible— be it a car a painting, or an item of furniture or jewelry—is its ability to command big-dollar prices whenever it comes up for sale. This car as a visually stunning, ultra-rare, perfectly restored, high-performance piece of automotive history, should only go up in value.—Dave Brownell (Historic data and photos courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster Lot #61, S/N 123772 Condition: 1+ RM Amelia Island, FL, March 10, 2001 Sold at $2,970,000 Sports Car Market


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Big Flares and Big Bores Porsche Gesprach by Jim Schrager ear Mr. Schrager: I have found an unusual 1985 911, a rare factory US-delivery wide-body car built with the Turbo bodywork and the standard 3.2-liter Carrera engine. Black on black, it's immaculate, and has covered only 28k miles. I paid $32,000, and felt good about writing the check Because of the rarity and beauty of these cars, plus the lower maintenance costs relative to areal Turbo, I would guess these will be appreciating very quickly. What will my car be worth in five to ten years?—J. J., Riverview, MI The factory "Turbo-look" cars were a response to the elimination of the 911 Turbo from the US market between 1980 and 1985. The Turbo was unable to meet smog rules during this period, and Porsche US made a lot of noise about the 1979 930 being the "last Turbo" ever made for the US market. Oops, it didn't turn out that way. The Turbo reappeared in 1986 and has been for sale off and on since then. Dear J. J.: I don't have good news for you. Although the cars are somewhat rare, they are not destined to be on anyone's collector car top ten list in the foreseeable future. Generally, everyone who wants a car that looks like a Turbo also wants the thrill of a Turbo engine to go with it. The "Turbo look" Carreras are heavier than the standard 3.2 Carrera, slower, and have a harsher ride. They look great with their bulging fenders, are cheaper than a Turbo to buy and less costly to maintain, but collectors want the real thing. My advice is to realize that your car probably won't ever be worth much more than it is today. If you are looking for appreciation, you'll need to look elsewhere. Having a Turbo-look Carrera is a bit like having a 356 Speedster replica. The first question everyone asks is, "Is it is the real thing?" It's no fun to admit it isn't. Turbo look-alikes can walk the walk. Is Mr. Comfier a Big Bore? Dear Mr. Schrager: In the March issue, SCM published a letter from Robert Coucher (page 11), a British automotive journalist who owns and drives a 356. Obviously a fan of big-bore kits, he was critical of your advice to be wary of 356 engines with oversized pistons and cylinders. Who 's right, you or Coucher?-1K .1. R, Grand Rapids, MI Dear W. J. R.: I agree with Coucher that it is possible to make a bigbore engine run well. But it is far from a sure thing. Great care is required if the big-bore engine is expected to have the performance or durability of the original. Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) wwwjctaylor.com May, 2002 55


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Coucher is an experienced, long-term 356 owner who, I would assume, has developed a pretty good b.s. detector over the years when it comes to wild claims for Porsche mods. It appears that to install a big-bore kit in his 356, he carefully selected an experienced mechanic, whom he believes knows all the right things to do to make a big-bore kit work. Further, by having a professional do the work, it follows that Coucher will have a warranty of some sort to fall back on if things go wrong. Erratum 1974-75 European Carreras are not noted as "Carrera RS" cars (June 2001, page 65), even though they may have the same engine as the 1973 Carrera RS cars. They are noted officially as "Carrera," as are the US Carrera cars. In 1974-75 the US and European cars have entirely different engines but are both officially called "Carrera." Now what will happen to this 356 with the lunched piston? Will it just have another piston slapped in, and go back into the classifieds, advertised as having "a rebuilt engine with a big-bore kit"? Or will it get a proper rebuild, with all four pistons and cylinders checked for potential problems, and the compression ratio set to a correct level? We'll never know. I know of a sweet-driving 356B coupe, recently purchased partly because of its rebuilt motor "with big-bore kit" installed. Midway through a cross-country drive, it lost compression in one cylinder. Upon teardown of the "rebuilt" motor, it was evident that part of the top of a piston had broken off. The culprit? The big-bore kit was installed without carefully setting the compression ratio. Done right, your car can run well with a big-bore kit. But there are many, many more ways for a kit to go wrong than right. For myself, I'd much rather buy a car with stock pistons and bores. If! really needed to go a lot faster, I'd just buy a 911. How High is High? In the November 2001 issue (page 71) I profiled a 1973 911S sunroof coupe, black on red, prepared to full concours standards. Previously it had won several top concours prizes at the Porsche Club of America's annual event known as the Porsche Parade. The asking price was $62,500. The car recently was sold at $59,000 in a private transaction. Exclusively 280SLs Low-mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 BONUS: Visit to Beaulieu Autojumble just added! Join Sports Car Market's Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer on the 2002 MOTORSP irTS TOUR to ENG ND including the 'GOODWOOD REVIVAL Historic Race Meeting and much, much more. 10-day luxury coach tour departs September 4, 2002 First-class hotel stays at Goodwood, the Cotswolds and London CMCILILIA CIFEAVIF VAICATIICISS Tel: (503) 266-4079  E-mail: steveaustin@canby.corn  .4111114,4 ./ Other highlights include: • Entries to grandstand/paddock at Goodwood Revival • Paddock walks escorted by Speed Channel personality Alain de Cadenet and Keith Martin • Guest dinner speakers, including noted vintage racer and Rockefeller Center Concours organizer Murray Smith • Catered gourmet lunches at Goodwood • Beaulieu National Motor Museum • Jaguar factory tour • Bentley factory tour • Castle Donington El Museum • Dinner with the Director of Christie's English Motor Car division • Visit to Coys Classic Showroom • Daily conversations with Keith and Cindy about collecting, and the state of the market • Sightseeing including Stonehenge, High Tea in the village of Broadway, optional tickets to a Shakespeare production at the National Theatre at Stratford-on-Avon • Alternative touring for accompanying non-motorheads Mention SCM for the special tour price of $2,925 per person/twin basis + air (regular price $3,330). Single supplement add $750. 1-800-452-8434  Fax: (503) 266-4097 www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.corn 1638 SE 11th Ave., Canby, OR 97013 But it's one thing to have a professional Porsche mechanic install a kit; it's something else entirely when you buy a car that is claimed to have "a rebuilt engine with a big-bore kit installed." Fax your Porsche questions to 503/253-2234, or e-mail them to copyed@sportscarmarket.com.•


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Sportwagen zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. BMW 56 ISETTA 300, bubble window, 2-tone with Z molding, runs and drives well, no rust $9,500. 973-366-1410. NJ 71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, 80k verifiable CA miles, stick shift, wood, blk leather $98,000 obo. 310-793-8989. CA 72 BAVARIA 3.0, 115k orig mi, zero miles on completely rebuilt eng, $2,000. 619-2813737. CA 79 635 CSi COUPE, Euro model, 5-spd, silver w/navy blue leather, 80k miles, loaded, exc orig cond $6,950 obo. Steve, 610291-7801. PA 85 635 COUPE, auto, new red paint, beige leather, 87k mi, orig owner, new exhaust and catalyst, shocks, excellent $7,500. Harris, 516-609-3334. NY GOGGOMOBIL 60 GOGGOMOBIL, dead storage since '65, orig and virtually complete $1,800 firm. Paul Jacobs, 716-652-0013. NY 61 GOGGOMOB1L, European coupe, 250cc, no rust, runs fine, fresh from Germany, German title, customs cleared Huber Hanes, 910-793-8430. NC MERCEDES-BENZ 52 220 CABRIOLET A, restoration project, body done, ready for paint, new structural wood, rockers, floors, side rails, excellent workmanship and finest mat, Glasurit epoxy primer, lead work, optically straight $42,500 obo. 210-349-9520. TX 53 300S, 2001 First Meadowbrook, calendar car and featured car in Star mag, show car that is totally sorted for touring the world $220,000. 215-968-5599. PA 56 190SL, Judson supercharger, made for the 190SL, runs well, body, chrome, soft top (only), very good, also have '58 220S eng $16,500 make offer. 845-783-7670. NY 57 300SC CABRIOLET A, original $175,000  prefer  e-mail. a1psview2002@ao1.corn, 303-410-7166. CO 59 220SE CABRIOLET, nice car, new top $22,500. 708-387-9934. 708-288-2588.IL 61 300SL ROADSTER, black/red, wonderful body-off restoration to highest level, radio, polished wheels, hardtop, alum eng, blue ribbon winner, collector $219,000 offers considered. 561-288-2995. 248-842-6666. MI 65 600, SWB, CA car in excel cond, sunroof, maroon w/blk int $40,000. 831-234-6035. 831-685-1935. CA 69 280SL, dark brown, tan/brown int, both tops, auto, A/C, AM/FM, 90k new shocks and pipes $16,500. 330-837-9225. OH 70 280SL, CA Edition, hard top only, with back seat, new pewter two-stage paint w/ very nice blk leather int, auto, A/C, Becker radio, looks and runs fantastic, rust-free, CA car $16,900 obo. 231-882-0426. MI 71 2805E CONVERTIBLE, #1 cond, gold w/blk, perfect collector car $45,000. 225383-0194. LA 83 300TD WAGON, 107k miles, blk/tan, sunroof, cruise, tape, power windows, A/C, original paint, mint. $8,600 a1fas07@ao1.com. Fax 330-864-8893 OH 85 500SEL, Silver/navy, leather, 150k miles, all options, new Michelins, recent service. Excellent condition. $6,850. 770751-6735. GA PORSCHE 58 D CONVERTIBLE, red, full tan leather, 78k orig mi, runs great, restored $43,900. 215-628-2173. PA 60 35611 CABRIOLET, reci/blk int, runs great, orig floors, radio, clock $31,000. 562902-0187. CA 63 356B, sunroof coupe, older rest, good cond, carefully maintained, silver gray w/ light gray int, used on sunny days, lots of extras, very reliable $11,500. 215-862-8147. PA 64 CABRIOLET C, matching #s car, silver w/burg int, blk top, 1,500 mi on resent cosmetic rest, bodywork, new paint, int, top and trim, new brakes, lights $35,000. 610-4348778. PA 65 356C COUPE, slate gray/red, 46k mi, excellent superb panel fit, $19,000. 570-2238691 eves. PA 69 911T, showroom cond, black w/black, 5spd, orig, no rust, always garaged, must see $12,500 bo. 718-474-5085. NY 71 911S TARGA, signal orange, full leather, blk Recaros, A/C, ground-up restoration, 4k SEE WHAT WE DO Restore your car—better than new! of Orange County The ONLY Factory authorized dealer in Orange and San Diego Counties. Full facilities featuring sales, service, parts, race prep and off-site bodyshop. 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1969 BSA A75 Rocket 3 W ith its rakish riding profile and flashy bodywork, the three-cylinder BSA Rocket 3 epitomized the sexy, flamboyant look of the late The 740-cc engine made 58 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and, due to its counterweighted crank, was quite smooth. The Rocket 3 achieved quarter-mile times in the low 13s and a top speed of about 120 mph. It performed well on the track, too. The Rocket 3 quickly made a name for itself, with Dick Mann setting a 104.737-mph speed record at the Daytona 200 in 1971. Just as the racing victories were paying off in name recognition, the Rocket 3 saw an untimely death in 1971 as all BSA operations were shuttered. Trident production continued at an uncertain pace until 1977. '60s. Even today, more than 30 years later, its triple chromed "ray-gun" exhaust outlets make the bike easily identifiable from a distance. The Rocket 3, and its near-twin, the Triumph Trident, was a typically British penurious attempt to remain competitive with the emerging Japanese manufacturers. To create a triple, the company simply added a cylinder to its existing 493-cc twin engine. While major mechanical weaknesses are few, there are typical period British design shortcomings. The drum brakes are barely adequate for a sporting bike. Fitted with Amal Concentric carburetors, the triple proved especially thirsty; and the carbs tended to clog with an- "Ray-gun" exhaust makes triples ecisr to spot. When shopping for a good Rocket 3, be aware that this was the "sport bike" of the lineup, and many of them were ridden hard and put away wet. Leisure riders and commuters at the time bought the twin. noying regularity. Minor repairs tend to keep mechanics busy, though much of the need for mechanical attention is usually the result of neglect. The Lucas electrics are hit-and-miss. And though the engine will run to 8,500 rpm, revving above 7,000 rpm is an open invitation for expensive trouble. a meager three-year production run have helped well-cared-for Rocket 3s hold their value. The Rocket 3 isn't a good low-speed motorcycle, due to its rather high center of mass, but the extra weight does make it a competent highway cruiser. Perhaps their most memorable feature is their distinctive sound, from an offbeat burble at idle to a spine-tingling wail at high revs. For today's vintage bike enthusiasts, Rocket 3 ownership is a way to experience one of the final products of the British superbike era.—Bengt Halvorson• Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Years produced  Color  bright red 1969-71 740-cc, air-cooled inline triple four-speed 490 lbs. $1,765 approx. 4,000 Cost of full service/tune  Engine #  The triples never sold well against the competition, which included the more refined, though arguably less charming, four-cylinder Honda CB750. Low sales numbers, a loyal fan base, and Perfect Rocket 3 owner:  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Fun to ride  Top of crankcase, left side Likes tinkering with Rating: *tweet- is best .cr* 11r*** $4,700-$6,200 $400 carburetors, doesn't mind riding at night without lights J J. BEST BANC & Co. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com/index.cfm?id=1212 *7.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. 58  Sports Car Market APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965


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American Car Profile 1970Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible Chassis number: 136670B143203 T he 1970s were the glory years for American muscle. Gas was cheap, and insurance companies hadn't yet realized just how different an LS6 Chevelle was from a 350-cubic-inch commuter special. The 454-cubic-inch, 450-horsepower LS6 engine was put together, along with the car it rode in, at Chevrolet's big-block V8 production plant in Tonawanda, New York. Specially built from air cleaner to oil pan, with tiremelting performance in mind, it is thought that just 17 LS6 convertibles equipped with an M-22 four-speed manual transmission left the factory. This example is a numbers-matching, fully optioned car that has a known history from new. The first owner sold the car in 1989 to noted muscle car collector Dick Bridges. A fully documented restoration, complete with photographs, was then performed by Scott Tiemann. The car comes with its original build sheet, window sticker and sales contract. Mr. Bridges owned the car until late 2001, when it was sold to the current owner. A noted automotive journalist said of the LS6, "driving (one) is like being the guy who's in charge of triggering atom bomb tests. You have the power, you know you have the power, and you know that if you use that power, bad things may happen." This car puts that awesome power in your hands. This car sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale, Arizona auction, held January 17-20, 2002, for $172,800, including the buyer's premium. Imagine it is 1970 and you're walking into your local Chevrolet dealership to order your new Chevelle SS. At the last minute you decide to spend an extra $263—then about two house payments—for the LS6 package. Just 4,475 people made that powertrain package decision, and fewer than 20 cars went out the door as convertibles with four speeds. The base-level Chevelle in 1970 sold for $2,700, but the added cost of the Super Sport option with the LS6 package pushed the price up to $4,500. In the engine compartment, what you got for your money was a monstrous 454-cubic-inch motor producing 450 horsepower and 500 foot-pounds of torque, solid lifters with a high-lift cam, an 11.25:1 compression ratio, closed chamber heads, an aluminum intake manifold and a giant 750-cfm Holley carburetor. In terms of horses per dollar, it was money well spent, as the LS6 had huge performance numbers even by today's standards. Think quarter-mile times in the mid-13 second range with a trap speed of 108 miles per hour, which is even more impressive when you consider the as-delivered weight of 3,700 pounds and the factory-installed Polyglas G70x14 tires that are now skinny-looking. Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  In addition to the features that came standard with the LS6 package, most buyers opted for the F-41 suspension package, a 12-bolt posi rear end and a set of 4.10 gears to make their car into an instant tire-burner. Engine #  Club  Alternatives  1967 Corvette 427/435 hp, 1970 1-lemi 'Cuda convertible Web site  1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible Lot #242, S/N 136671B144433 Condition: 2- May, 2002  Gas was cheap in 1970, and the LS6 consumed it prodigiously. Mileage was estimated to be between five and eight miles per gallon, and the 20-gallon tank was easily drained by an evening of cruising from burger joint to drive-in. The $172,000 this car brought represents a combination offactors that separates the truly collectible muscle cars from the ones that are just old beaters with big motors. Today's muscle car collectors demand the same type of documentation that sellers of big-dollar European cars have had to provide for years. The price made here proves that a rare, desirable muscle car; properly restored and with unquestionable provenance, can bring huge money. Barrett-Jackson has established itself as the premier marketplace for high-end muscle cars. At this year 's auction, ground-pounders that broke the $100,000 barrier included a 1967 427/435 Corvette that sold for $151,200, a 1967 Yenko Camaro SS that sold for $118,800, and a 1968 Shelby GT500 KR convertible that sold for $112,320. Yet once the $200,000 range is reached, activity slows way down. We understand the seller, a very savvy collector, paid nearly this much for this Chevelle when he bought it within the past two years. So perhaps his putting it back on the market is an indication that he believes the market for LS6 Chevelles has peaked. Or maybe he just wanted to make space for something else in his multi-car garage. SCM Investment Grade  Year produced  Tune/up major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Top left-hand surface of the instrument panel Right side of engine block Team Chevelle, eo Al McKenzie, Box 68, Porthill, ID 83853 wvvw.chevelles.com Nonetheless, this is a nearly irreplaceable car, and one you're not going to find at your next Chevelle convention. I have to wonder if the guy who was the underbidder on the car thought he'd dodged the bullet, or wished he had bid just one more time. It will be interesting to see if this car surfaces again, and what it brings the next time around. My thoughts are that, outside of the Barrett-Jackson whirlwind, it will be hard to match this price in the near future. At the same time, those guys who in 1970 couldn't imagine being able to buy a car for $4,500, and spent their time with noses pressed wistfully against the Chevrolet showroom windows, are getting to the point in their lives where cost may be less of a barrier to having a convertible LS6 than ,finding the right car.—Steve Dorsey A $44,000-$75,000 $250 $21 $4,500 1970 4,475 (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Recent Sales of Note McCormick, Palm Springs, CA, Feb. 25, 2000 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 coupe Lot #460, S/N N/A Condition: 1 RM Toronto, Ontario, April 16, 1999 59


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCL UDE INTERNET POSTING! American Cars For Sale Regular classified only $15 per month. BUICK 54 ROADMAST'ER CONY, extremely nice condition, yellow w/brown and white int, tan soft top, power top, power windows/seats, a very rare car $29,950. Mark, 301-948-7722. MD 60 ELECTRA 225 CONY, black w/maroon leather and top, orig West Coast car, no rust, excellent body, absolutely beautiful, ps, pb, no VC $20,000. Mike, 217-787-5068. IL CADILLAC 47 CONVERTIBLE, coupe, auto, older restoration, red, 80,145 miles $22,000. 540-8853112. VA CAMARO 67 CONVERTIBLE, 350 eng, auto, pw top, steering and brakes, red int and ext, cruise, spoke wheels, top condition $22,000. 915-677-4884. 915-721-8064. TX 68 RS CONVERTIBLE, 327, auto, w/console, ps, p/t, Tic-Toc tach and gauges, blue w/white top, blue int, very nice restoration, drive coast to coast $17,000. 717-367-9537. PA 69 RS/SS, well documented, #s matching AZ car, frost green w/deluxe houndstooth int, 350/300 hp, auto, ps, pdb, A/C that works, stock, unmodified, beautiful, finance and delivery available $24,000 negotiable. 215-364-0204. PA CHRYSLER 64 CONVERTIBLE, 300K, extremely solid, restoration required $7,500. 480-699-6160. AZ 67 CONVERTIBLE, stunning #2 unrestored show car, 50k miles, pale yellow w/blk int, ev- cry option, nice wood, near perfect, museum quality $19,995. 901-458-6941. TN CORVETTE 55 V8, Polo White, red int, power glide, Wonderbar radio, exceptional driver with all its correct and orig parts, excellent body, paint, interior and frame $43,500. 631-6434190. NY 59 283-230, 4-spd, restored, red/red, white top and coves $34,990 or trade. 217-6874200. IL 61 POWER GLIDE, 350, custom paint, nice driver $18,000. 315-497-2018. NY 64 CONVERTIBLE, factory air, auto trans, side exhaust, orig 300-hp eng, silver blue w/ rare white and dark blue int, flawless paint and rust-free frame $30,000. 952-431-5987. MN 65 COUPE, 327/250, restoration started, $16,000. 570-363-2470 eve/wIcnds. PA 65 ROADSTER, 300 hp, 4-spd, ps, ph, pw, teak-tele, top national awards performance and publications, stunningly beautiful $38,500. 317-875-7217. IN 66 CONVERTIBLE, 427/390, restoration started, 31k miles $24,000. 570-363-2470 eve/wknds. PA 67 CONVERTIBLE, very rare, (1 of 16), 427/435 L89, Marlboro maroon, black, black stinger, Top Flight w/impeccable restoration, factory side exhaust, alum heads, M2I 4-spd, F41 h/d suspension, K66 TI ign, posi, AM/FM, doe, motor comp history, serious buyers only $199,000. 206-3687380. WA 69 CONVERTIBLE, very rare alum head 435(1 of 390), Top Flight cond, LeMans blue/ blue #s match orig trans rear orig sidepipes, tilt, pw brakes, and windows, Rallye wheels, wrl, Protect-o-Plate, tank sticker (partial) $49,500. 941-561-5328. FL 72 orig owner, auto, 46k mi, white, T-top, next to orig $20,000. 908-782-8739. NJ 87 CORVETTE Convertible by Callaway. 5,249 miles. Original owner. Black with graphite interior and black top. Perfect condition. $40,000. 914-693-5407. NY DODGE 69 CHARGER, 440, 727, auto, factory cold A/C, Tic-Toe tach, ps and pb, Hemi orange with tan int exceptional cond throughout $24,900. Mr. Mopar, 412-736-3600. PA 70 CORONET, R/T, 440+6, 4-spd, Hemi orange, blk int, Carolina car, very solid, 90% complete, not running $13,500. 440-8647252. OH FORD 66 MUSTANG GT FASTBACK, Black on black, 4-spd, "Best of Show" and "Best Paint" awards. Financing, delivery arranged, photos at www. orlandomustang.com. $26,500. 407-6881966. FL LINCOLN 56 CONVERTIBLE, sunshine yellow, matching leather int, never any rust, needs top installed, misc finished, call for details $37,000. Don, 620-324-5469. KS GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES/ September 28 to October 4, 2002 A gracious 1000 mile TSD rally starting at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont, then heading north. Overnights at Manoir des Sables in Magog, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, two nights at Fairmont Mount Tremblant before returning to Stowe. Time trials at Le Circuit Mt. Tremblant, winding roads in the Laurentian mountains, spectacular fall foliage, terrific dining and warm hospitality. Beautiful gifts and prizes! Open to any Ferrari, any Mercedes SL or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $4495. per couple, all-inclusive. November 3 to 8,2002 A five day/1000 mile TSD rally through the historic and lovely Texas Hill Country, featuring a Concours on Alamo Plaza, river cruise to Marble Falls and incredible winding ranch roads. View beautiful canyons, rocky streams, live oaks, golden pastures and Victorian towns. Enjoy gracious Texas hospitality and fine dining, plus unique gifts and prizes. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car or any Ford performance car of any year (Jaguar, Aston, Panoz, Shelby, etc.). Presented by Ford Motor Company. $3995. per couple, all-inclusive. 60  MORE GREAT RALLIES FORZA AMEIJA: March 9-14, 2003 NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 18-23, 2003 To enter or be added to our mailing list: VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintacierallies.com Sports Car Market OLDS 60 SUPER 88 CONY, 38k mi, spec, red $35,088. 419-668-1884. OH 67 CUTLASS CONVERTIBLE, frame-on rebuilt eng, trans, int, sapphire blue/blue/ white top, 330-c.i., pa, pb, pt, buckets, console, auto, one owner $17,900. 404-3657201. GA PLYMOUTH 67 BARRACUDA CONY, yellow w/white top, blk buckets w/console int, V8, auto, ps, Pt, needs restoration $3,000. 717-764-6620. PA 69 GTX HEMI CONY, matching NOS eng, museum quality, concours resto using all NOS parts, only five of these cars were Canadian, possibly the only one left, Govier documented, the finest resto B-body in the world $175,000 quality Hemi trades. 770-3607055. 404-918-7055. GA PONTIAC 65 GTO CONVERTIBLE, fully restored to stock, red w/black power top, blk int, fresh 389, 4-bbl Carter AFB, 4-spd w/Hurst shifter, rally gauges, Rallye Is. Redlines, wood wheel, wood dash, PHS documented $24,500. 330-699-2590. OH 68 FIREBIRD CONVERTIBLE, 350 V8, blue, excellent cond, extra 400 hood, Rallyes, new top, runs great $11,500. 617-539-9014. MA •


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Vintage Rally Calendar MAY 19. The Ohio Chapter of the New England MG T Register, in conjunction with the Detroit Region of the SCCA, will feature a Time-SpeedDistance rally. The estimated 150mile rally will be a full TSD rally, generally run to SCCA Tour Rally rules. E-mail: mgpsmith@udata.com. - - California Mille, 11-16. Open to cars appropriate to the original Mille Miglia (i.e., 1957 vintage or older and American cars of the same era that might have run in an American Mille, had there been one). Limited to 65 cars. Contact Martin Swig, 415/5618401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) Sandusky Valley Vintage Rally, 17 ington, on the Olympic Peninsula. All proceeds benefit the College Planning Network. Contact: 206/3230624; seacpn@collegeplan.org . (WA) - cars built before 1972. Entry fee is $2,000 per car. Entry deadline is August 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) earlier sports, racing or GT cars will head to Nova Scotia. 50 car limit. Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; wvvw.vintagerallies.com. (CT) JUNE Rallye des Princesses, 2-7. The new route will wind through the heart of the French Alps. Cars built from 1925-1974 are eligible and teams must be at least half female. Information is available from www.zaniroli.com,  zaniroli@club-internet.fr . The 10th Annual BMW Classic Motorcar Rally, 6-9. This year the rally heads to Port Townsend, Wash- e-mail AUGUST 11. Sponsored by Monte Shelton, this 14th annual event will tour western Oregon. Contact Jim Gunter, 503/ 382-4503, fax 503/698-3097. (OR) Northwest Classic Motor Rally, 8 - SEPTEMBER Mille Autunno Della Cinque Passi, 12 - 15. Open to any and all New England 1000, 18 24. 1975 or ute to the Mexican Road Race of 1950-54. European and American cars in proper original specification, 1954 and earlier. New this year, posthistoric 1955-65 cars of any model will be accepted. Martin Swig, 415/ 561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) The Double 500, 29. Will start at San Francisco Toyota, 7 a.m. Cars will be available for rent with a $500 donation. Personal sub-$500 cars will still be accepted with $250 donations. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401, fax 415/561-8422. (CA) La Carrera Nevada, 19 22. A trib- 28. All Austin-Healey Sprites and Jensen-Healeys, as well as all Healey cars built prior to 1952. Stateline, Nevada, at Lake Tahoe's South Shore. www.healey2002.com. Open Roads 2002 Meeting & Rally, 23 - To Colditz Castle and into Prague. New route, organized by Dave Whittock. Email: rally@btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) 26. For Mille Miglia-type cars, but cars up to 1972 allowed. Starting from Saratoga Springs, NY, going through the Adirondacks, crossing Lake Champlain by ferry, through New Hampshire and Maine, then back to Saratoga Springs. Great fall colors! Martin Swig, 415/561-8401, or Dan Radowicz, 415/561-8422. (CA) Forza Mille, 29 Mille Autunno/New England, 22 - The 14th Classic Marathon, 8 14. - - for classics, sponsored by Holden Vintage and Classics, with the World Cup Trophy for cars up to 1400-cc (of any age) and a route that takes in sections from the Monte, the Alpine, the Liege Sofia Liege, and the Acropolis. This is the event for drivers who enjoy a competitive drive. E-mail: rally@btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) NOVEMBER any Ferrari or 12-cylinder of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) OCTOBER London-Lisbon Classic Rally, 514. Starting from London's historic Hampton Court Palace, spend 12 days driving the roads of France, Spain and Portugal. For more information, contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) The London to Athens World Cup Rally, 5 - 17. New enlarged category October 4. Open to racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Presented by Ford Motor Company. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com. (CT) MARCH 2003 Forza Amelia, 9-14. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars, any Ferrari, any 12-cylinder. This 5th annual event is presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) MAY 2003 New England 1000, 18-23. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT. Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) Texas 1000, 3-8. Pre 1975 sports, - ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 50 BANDINI, Barchetta Braje, vintage, Crosley 750 cc, red, ground-up resto, motor built by Bob Graham, history unclear, not raced after rebuild $50,000. Don Johnson, 303-485-6923. CO 57 CORVETTE, air box fuelie, project, big brakes, quick steering, h/d suspension, rebuilt eng, tran, rear end, new chrome, NOS stainless, new Al Knoch interior, restored, gauges, race history, needs assembly and paint $58,000. 801-571-8580. UT 58 ABARTH, Allemano Spider, SCCA vintage, legal, eligible everywhere, parts, trailer, call for photo and info $14,900. 386-4544711. FL 58 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-6, 350-c.i. Chevy, 4-spd, T-10, narrowed, 9-inch rear, chrome Cobra roll bar, could be rebodied $14,500. 305-822-1387. FL 59 DETOMASO FORMULA JR, excellent, Fantuzzi body, only all original existing, full documentation, fuel cell, fire system, race ready, Fiat 1100-cc motor, twin Webers, blood red $36,500. 914-234-6494. Fax 914234-4117. NY 59 MGA ROADSTER, new 1600 SVRA, VSCCA log books, full race prep, roll bar, fuel cell, Accusump, rev limiter, halon, parts $15,900. Kris, 518-765-4328. NY 64 SUNBEAM ALPINE, Built and raced by one of the premier shops in Denver. Fresh May, 2002 1750 engine and red paint. $11,000 www.fazioauto.com . Fazio's, 303-9356336. CO 64 TRIUMPH TR4, race car, full SCCA EProduction prepared $7,500 obo. Bob, 760340-0744. CA 65 CORVETTE COUPE, BP, history from '60s and '70s w/log books, totally restored w/best of everything, no flares, still has glass and door panels, painted correct blue, still has original dash, SVAA medallion, spares $67,000 take partial trade. 443-831-0212. 410-561-8064. MD 65 LOTUS INDY CAR, built by Eisert, restored as 1966 Arciero Bros car, Lotus tube frame, Chevy Enderle FI, dry sump, Hunt mag, overhead exhaust, Colotti Transaxle, driven by Ronnie Bucknum $55,000. 559-6882322. CA 66 DATSUN 1600, "Rising Sun" Wellknown Colorado racer. Meticulous construction, condition, and graphics. Spares, trailer, fresh motor. Wonderful toy. $13,000 www.fazioauto.com. Fazio's, 303935-6336. CO 67 CAMARO RS/SS, LS7, 5-spd, all street, 2,700 lbs, 4-link, 4-wdb, r&p, tube frame, street legal, 9.80-1/4 Silver State, 188 mph, immaculate $28,500 less m&t $20,000. 435877-1169. UT 67 LOTUS ELAN, red, restored frame-up, sump pump, 2 45 Webers, oil cooler, new Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  www.Italparts.com Alphen a/d Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: infoatalparts.com 61 trans, new clutch, steel hoses, roll cage, race suspension, sprinkler and more, sorted out $25,000. 303-485-6923. CO 71 PORSCHE 911S TARGA, signal orange, full leather blk Recaros, A/C, ground-up rest, 4k mi on eng and trans $23,000 obo. 561287-5306. FL 72 PORSCHE 911, tube car races SCCA-EP, GT3 and HSR Vintage, refreshed 2.21, 200 hp, chrome-moly frame, Carillo coilover shocks, stainless steel oil and fuel lines, alum 12-gal fuel cell, Willow light 4-piston brakes, Crane fireball ign, new Goodyear slicks $17,000. 941-458-3184. FL 73 BMW 2002 tii, ground-up resto, new everything, Alpina diff, 5-spd, adj front camber plates, Mini-Lites, 195-hp high-compression engine, this car is an instructor car, too much to list $31,500 firm. Tom, 888-5337223. NC TRIUMPH TR6, SVRA logbook, pro built and maintained, ATL Aeroquip, Panasports, adjustable suspension, gas shocks $12,800. 614-771-0584. OH• v/A Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts.


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Mystery Photo Answers Glendale Quickimart when patrons complained about an encounter with movie star and fitness guru, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Reports said Arnold was in such a hurry to purchase a Power Bar that he was careless in parking his vehicle. When confronted by a witness, his only comment was, "I'll be back."—Stan Colona, Dallas, 7X Well, there was no one parked here yesterday! —John Clucas, Victoria, Australia Irwin, Irwin, I don't think this is what they meant by "double parking allowed."— John King, Libertyville, IL Fred took the term "autocross" a bit A Real Humdinger Sick to death of all those "Small Car Parking Only" signs, Arnold takes parking lot rage to a new level. — tires. Ed Marker, Aurora CO In Hell, pavement never touches the Devil's Paul W Dart, Lafayette, CO — the top." Lends a whole new meaning to the term, "over Dan Hampton, La Crosse, WI — When Tom told Elaine that he was on top of the parking problems at the mall, she realized her parking problems were over. Now he drives on all of her shopping trips.—Mike Rahmgren, Pinole, CA Police units were dispatched to the local USAPPRAISAL MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline May 25, 2002 Tirilee Cassel, Albuquerque, NM I know the newspaper ad stated that the white car on our used car lot was a real "humdinger," but it was supposed to say that it had a Hummer "ding"! Bronxville, NY too literally. — — Oliver D. Cromwell, On a test drive, Dudley set out to prove the salesman's claim of "very suitable for the urban jungle." — Mark Duncan, Kirkland, WA Out of fuel, a cleverly disguised Russian military satellite reenters Earth's atmosphere in nearby Dearborn. News at 11.—Bruce Tarsia, Elkridge, MD Pysched for the Monster Truck Jam, Bob got a little carried away while parking at the event. — Jim Hand, Glen Ellyn, IL It's really getting tough to find a decent parking spot at the Mann County Sierra Club meetings. — Ed Pasini, Henderson, NV Now that's what you call a humdinger. Marni Lynn, Kewaskum, WI — Lucky Mom always finds a parking space close to the mall entrance.—Ron Rutledge, Shelton, CT Honey, I told you I'm not good at driving a Gordon Apker, Des Moines, WA Arnold's parking problems vanished when he bought the Hummer.—John R Keller, Coeur d'Alene, ID stick shift! — Billy Bob never had a problem finding a parking spot at the mall on a busy day.—Rene Bourget, Bellevue, WA Wow, a Hummer dinger! — Ojai, CA Just back from a weekend excursion in the mountains, Biff the suburban warrior mistakes two white cars for yet another snow drift.— Roxanne Marker, Aurora, CO Last time they'll park in Arnold Schwarzenegger's private spot!—John Clinar4 Anaheim, CA But officer, the guy told me I could double Arnold Mellk, Pennington, NJ And this month's winner of a genuine, sureto-be-collectible-someday, 1/18th scale model from Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal is Jim Hand, for his insight into the excitable nature of Monster Truck Jam aficionados.—ED.• park. — Russell L. Welch, Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! • • 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, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. 62 lit It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! Phone: Fax: car logistics +41 31 888 14 24 +41 31 888 14 25 e-mai:oatiogapaskircex.ch Sports Car Market


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Twenty Year Picture Daily-Driver Exotics 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS, 1992 Dodge Viper, 1991 Acura NSX Coupe 1989 1990 $160,000 $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 $40,000 $20,000 $0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 (Prices for cars in excellent condition. Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) 1989 Fc-;rraEl 328 GTS 1992 Dodge Viper 1991 Acura NSX Coupe This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com * .0 : ■ •••4.  tt1s Ltrviatle kLari 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In Ni 973-742-2692 Fax 973- May, 2002 tvr,o, -311tc. 742- }10141111SS tau& 44110U 4 0•4844 5400.000 $350,000 $ 300,000 250,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 ° ,  The "Twenty Year Picture" shown below is a corrected version of the graph that appeared in the March 2002 issue (page 73), and reflects recent price increases. Airy Astons 5400,000 s 350,000 $300,000 $250,000 $200.000 0350,000 $100.000 1•,,o 1966-67 Aston Martin DB6 Volante 964-65 Aston Martin DOS Convertible • 000-03 Aston Martin D54 COMO tible Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Travel consultant for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  8369 63 1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 email: stephanie@journeysl.com ,j4WRMAI


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Comments With Your Renewals Buy me a Ferrari!—Woody Hale, Mission There were times when I did have questions of my own, but right now my mind is a number "5."—Larry Nicklin, Leo, IN Viejo, CA Don't change it! This is the best car magazine to which I've ever subscribed. —Lee Papayoti, Houston, 7X Keith and Cindy: Great seeing you at Pebble Beach. I'm now on year 12 of your magazine— keep up the great work.—Bob Burger, Folsom, CA More articles for those of us with tighter budgets, please.—Mike Geoghegan, New York, NY Mike, we're looking at expanding the Affordable Classics section, perhaps adding a "Bottom Feeder Collectible" category. The SCM staff tells me they found a "nice" 924 (oxy- moron) for only $2,200 that would be a perfect example for the first article.—ED. More Swedish cars!—Stephen Jensen, Se- attle, WA. Stephen, if you can find us a very good Saab 93 or 96, Series II Sonett, or a great Volvo Amazon, we're buyers.—ED. Continued personal integrity and you'll do fine by me.—Don Brakhage, Boulder, CO More Italian projects—have multi-part/ multi-month series following restorations. Keep the artwork on the cover.—Art Suckewer, Franklin Park, NJ Please cover (in an article or column) the most cost-effective ways to keep a #2 or #2driver going without getting helplessly underwater or actually lowering its collectibility (e.g., percent recovered for various areas restored).— Jeff Battles, Arlington, VA rnlmtlin Hills. Arizona 2001 C • AUCTIONS , „,...., . i , _ A IPA Calendar of Events Spokane, Washington May 15 50 cars by invitation only Myrtle Beach, South Carolina May 17-18 50 cars + bikes Myrtle Beach Convention Center Billings, Montana June 1 80 cars Roaring 20s Auditorium Coeur d'Alene, Idaho June 15 125 cars Coeur d'Alene Resort Grounds Puyallup, Washington June 22 125 cars Western Washington Fairgrouno ackson Hole, Wyoming July 6-7 150 cars On the mounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon Post Falls, Idaho 120 cars Hot Roo (.,arefUod Track Missoula. Montana July 20 100 Cc Conrad Montana Estate July 21 Rr, nr■  100 Cars & 4 Indian motorcycles All No Reserve Atinuct P.11 Sun Valley. Idaho August 31-September 1 250 cars Sun Valley Lodge Fountain Hills. Arizona January 10-13 500 cars Fort McDowell Casino SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 2020 N MONROE. SPOKANE, WA 99205 1-800-255-4485  www.silverauctions.com 1951 Kaiser sold for $4400 May, 2002 65 Phoenix, Arizona 1931 Mercedes Benz 370 Cabriol - April 2002 Phoenix, Arizona - April 2002 '55 Chevy Cameo sold for $14.000 My favorite read of the month—change nothing (including your observations, be they nice or nasty).—Jeff Myers, McLean, VA More vintage race car info/news/sales. The magazine is great. I only have one fright pig left.—Alan Fasnacht, Long Beach, CA I blame SCM for the '69 Alfa Spider in my garage. Keep up the coverage of affordable classics.—David Pinkert, Denver, CO Lower subscription rate—you guys are good, but not that good. I dare you to publish this!— Jon Rand, New York, NY. Jon, we can only hope that during the course of a year, you find enough value in the magazine for you to renew again.—ED. And thanks to all of you for your renewals and thoughtful comments.—Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer


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SCM Around the World SCM analyst B. Mitchell Carlson inspecting a 911 RS. Insider's Seminar at Barrett-Jackson The Friday night SCM reception. SCM'ers at Retromobile Sponsor Martin Swig pitches his events. Sponsor McKee! Hagerty answers questions. Nearly 100 SCM'ers attended the B-J seminars. First time in France or  Christie's. SCM reception host Christoph Grohe. Something for everyone at Retromobile. RM CEO David Gooding welcomes seminar participants. Giving a 356 the once-over. Insider's Seminar at Amelia Island Long-tai orsc es at t e me za is an Concours. Dave Kinney, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, holds forth concerning the dos and don'ts of buying at auction. May, 2002 A nefarious team of concours judges (L-R): Brock Yates, Martin, Rich Taylor and David E. Davis. Ferrari specialist John Apen goes over a Dino for the gang. 67


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Resource Directory Advertise in the AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/7364375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 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. Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. 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 @poulainlefuricom.www.poulainlefuricom. RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rmauct i ons.com. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/ Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www. classiccarauction.com . Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com. 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com. Bonhams. 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 310/ 385-5875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584- Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421M Resource Directory. Call 503/261-7127 x202 for information, e-mail artdir@sportscarmarket.com. Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhlcinney@ usappraisal.com; web: www.usappraisal .com. (VA) 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.corn/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." Joseph L Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 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 kawifireek@msn.com. Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, 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—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com . COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111, fax 260/920-2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. 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. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.net;wwvv.silverauctions.com . Smith & Santiago. 800/944-2816, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . APPRAISALS 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. (Cl) Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 4151567-1087, 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. Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate fox 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 68  Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 568-1934, fax 805/568-1533. Santa Barbara, CA. European classic and sports car specialists. Buy, sell, locate, consign, consult. Over 34 years of experience. Put our experience to work for you. www.charlescrail.com . BUY/SELL/GENERAL Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/ J.J. Best Banc & Company. 1-800USA-l965, 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 email 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 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. AmericanCollectorsIns.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 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, www.fantasyjunction.com , e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/5240340. 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) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 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) Putnam Leasing. "Your Best Way to Lease the Best." Greenwich, CT: 800/278.0071; Scottsdale, AZ: 888/ 995.5800. Sole authorized leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson and Cavallino Classic. Lease to own. Custom-tailored leases from 24-60 months. Equity transfers and early-termination rebates for business and individual needs, serviced coast to coast. Dealer inquiries welcome. New, pre-owned and collectibles since 1983. Please visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . 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. vvww.WhyNotLease.com . 2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/ export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info @cosdel. com; web site: www.cosdel.com. CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777- 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 Historics, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. (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. 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 Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/ 236-4549. 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 anytime. Thank you. 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. 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. www.restoreautomobiles.com . VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/926-1815. 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/ 447-0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. vvvvw.centerlinealfa.com. 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, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- International Auto Parts. 800/788- Alfa Ricambi. 626/281-7933, fax 626/281-7931. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 431 S. Raymond Ave., Unit 101, Alhambra, CA 91803. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- ALFA ROMEO Parts RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ 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 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) 638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/ Sports Car Market


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Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and 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 and 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 and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank ac- counts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH 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, British Car magazine. 800/520- Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/ 4AHCUSA, 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 . Aston Martin AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin-Healey 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 May, 2002  JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/6433225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full res-torations done to street or concours standards. Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained RollsRoyce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pick-up and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC 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 concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. wwwjcna.com. Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Jaguar Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/3860486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation.www.VintageRacingServices.com, www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . 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. FERRARI / MASERATI / LANIBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/94,4-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts depart-ment with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada. (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/ I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@ aol.com. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and pre-war car parts. 25 years experience in finding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts .com. If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@ italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/parts/cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. technical team ready to deliver the complete Ferrar ownership experience. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '505, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!! VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . 2971, fax 818/546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Ferrari service, sales and concours-winning restorations. Enthusiast-owned and operated with an experienced and friendly 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. In-teresting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com . Gran Turismo Motors. 818/546- 635-3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/ MC to PML/SC, P.O. Box 567, Socorro, NM 87801. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $100). phil@pmletter.com; www.pmletter.com . 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants.www.356registry.org . Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865- 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella. com . Automotive Restorations, Inc.! Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Porsche 6661, fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/ 887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. I arge database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/ 637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr.www.mbca.org . Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424- GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Drive, Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@sunlink.net . Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. 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SCM MARKET REPORT: MCCORMICK, PALM SPRINGS, CA.• .• .• .• .• .• Market Reports continued from page 37 generous valuation. The twin-cam engines in these hot rods are veritable hand grenades, but when in proper song, they are highly competitive machines. #701-1955 FERRARI TIPO 750 MONZA 3.0 V12 Racing Roadster. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 0518M. Red/black. LHD. Period race his- okayish paint and interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,596. $1,700 below low estimate was accepted, which seemed like a lot of supercar for the money. The only question is how much refurbishment will have to be accomplished to make this car road ready? Or as road-ready as a Mangusta can be? AMERICAN #718-1904 CADILLAC MODEL B SURREY Tourer. SN 5 GMO. Green over primrose/black. RHD. Older restoration shipped in o...... tory with Equipe National Belge with 3-liter, four-cylinder engine. "Chevarri-ized" in 1958 in the US. 3-liter 275 GTB-based V12 fitted in 1982 in Switzerland. Exercised in Mille Miglia, Goodwood and Silverstone from 1984 onwards. Restored by Grist. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $536,334. Only needs reuniting with elusive four-cylinder engine to be perfect. The car of the sale. (Is the fitting of the V12 the European equivalent of putting a Hemi into a base-level Challenger, or are we not allowed to ask those things?—ED.) #703-1955 MASERATI A6G-2000 Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 2105. Red/black. LHD. Former Italian Motor Show car. Windowless .. McCormick Auctions Palm Springs, California February 23-24, 2002 Auctioneer: Gene Ratcliffe Number of automotive lots: 351 Number of automotive lots sold: 228 Sale rate: 65% Sale total: $3,226,886 High: Lot #196, 1991 Ferrari Testarossa convertible, sold for $68,250, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% Report by Chip Baldoni Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin A 1976 to UK where it competed in the Londonto-Brighton Run for the past 25 years. Splits to rear fenders. Some starring around fender stay bolt holes. Chipped running boards. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,192. Correctly valued at midestimate. Probably brought more over here than it would in the States, due to London-toBrighton provenance. #767-1923 FORD MODEL T SNOW Roadster. S/N 18885251. Black with red coachlining/black. LHD. Glossily restored with body expensively part-restored and ready for primer and top coats. Engine rebuild ten years ago by Rex Woodgate. Many bits in boxes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $392,630. Apparently bidding on behalf of a US buyer; a Maserati family member (and SCM subscriber) paid $165,000 over the top estimate. This has to be the most extraordinary result of the auction. Remember; the new owner still has to fund completing the project. #802-1970 DETOMASO MANGUSTA Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N N/A. Yellow/black. LHD. Supplied to US, where it was last restored in 1989 before being shipped to the UK. Said to have been stored since. Still 70 factory option of interchangeable front-axlemounted snow skis. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $13,064. Mid-estimate valuation. Could this talking point Model T claim the title of the world's oldest surviving snowmobile?• "4"."TrOrrFAMICIr Sports Car Market for as little as $15 per month. See form after page 72 for details. nother February, another Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction. So it goes in southern California, where Keith McCormick has been creating an excuse for snow-bound collectors to head to desert reaches for the past 16 years in hope of returning with a summer-time toy. And like previous sales, this 32nd biannual event (the other taking place in late November) sold a high number of cars at reasonable prices to a varied crowd of enthusiasts, dealers, newbies and retirees. This February's auction had slightly more cars on offer than in recent memory, and the sales total was, consequently, slightly higher. All in all, though, everything went with such regularity that you could set your calendar by the auto swapping in Riverside county. Another February, another $3 million. The average price per car offered was a respectable $9,193, eclipsing recent marks that hovered around $7,250, but was right in line with last February's sale, which averaged $9,257. A nice selection of cars was available, per usual, with American and foreign marques both being well represented. Sales of note include a nice Fiat Dino coupe getting a surprising $9,450, a 1997 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo that went for $63,000, a 1951 Jaguar Mark V drophead that reached $49,350, and a 1963 fuel-injected Corvette that pulled down $46,725. Throw in a few rods, a few kit cars, a few Bentleys, a few exotics and there ended up being a car for just about everyone. Moving metal and making both buyers and sellers happy is how McCormick stays in business. Their auctions are efficient and well run, as is evidenced by the stability and predictability of the sales. Comfort and professionalism amount to durability, and McCormick certainly understands that as well as anyone.—Brian Rabold Sports Car Market


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SCM MARKET REPORT: MCCORMICK PALM SPRINGS CA ENGLISH #431 -1958 JAGUAR Mk VIII Sedan. S/N 781625DN. Black/dark tan. LHD. Odo: 66,718 miles. Sunroof. Interior wood fading, door hp V8. Automatic. California EPA when new. Original paint and interior is well presented. Car has always been garaged, which is no surprise considering it cost $222,000 when new. Transmission slips slightly when cold—a $2,500 fix. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Aston is another company that lost its way with these bloated cars. The new DB7s at least look like real Astons again — now, can we get James Bond that attracted many lookers during the weekend. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. Plenty of money for a plastic snake. #243-1970 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. S/N CC55960L. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 62,345 miles. Dual carbs. Steel wheels. Chrome weak rubber torn. Pitting on windshield trim. Chrome is fading and nicked all around. An expensive car to maintain. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,375. Huge money for the unloved Mark VIII. Fixing or upgrading anything on this car will cost a mint, and with a purchase price this high, the new owner is already at the bottom of the ocean. #436-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE Race Car. S/N N/A. British Racing Green/black. LHD. A claimed $60,000 invested. Sold on bill of sale only. Roll bar, Simpson race belts, fire extinguisher—all the boy racer goodies. A typical race-prepped vintage runner, with nicks decorating the whole of the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,770. $60,000? Is that the owner of the restoration and race-prep shop driving a new Mercedes S-class? Outlandish claims like this don't bring any more in bidding, and in fact may make buyers wonder what the seller has been smoking. #398 - 1962 LOTUS XI REPLICA Sports Racer. SN GAN3L47710. Green with yellow stripe/black. LHD. Odo: 58,889 miles. Minor Original green paint holding up well. A driver that looks roadworthy, but owner states the clutch blew out while the car was being driven to the auction. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,143. Interesting that this car made more than the nicer car that had the owner with it all weekend Still, both were in the right price range for driver-quality TR6s. #357-1991 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE paint scratches on left door. Body has miscellaneous scratches throughout. Left fender wavy. Looks like it is very fun and very fast. Lots of eye appeal. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. Looks like another refugeefi-om the Silver Fountain Hills sale. Not a real vintage racer; and not very good as a golf cart. Maybe put a Briggs & Stratton into it and give it to the kids? #296 1964 ERA COBRA Roadster Replica. S/N ERA2063. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 6,925 miles. Hi-po 351-c.i. engine. Looks like a real Cobra from five feet away. A fun-looking car - May, 2002  71 Coupe. S/N SCFCAM2S8MBL500. Black/ brown. LHD. Odo: 42,000 miles. 5.3-liter, 320- on front and rear bumpers. Engine compartment could use more detailing. Paint looks good, as does interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,985. Here you have it—an owner polishing and waxing his car, and answering questions at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. He wanted to sell it and seemed to have nothing to hide. All of the above are good signs and gave bidders some confidence. #307 1976 TRIUMPH TR6 Convertible. SN CF53974. Green/black. LHD. Odo: 81,848 miles. Dual Stromberg carbs. No license plates. - out of his BMW and back into one? #411 -1998 JAGUAR XK8 Convertible. SN SAJGX224XWC0192. Maroon/tan. LHD. Odo: 45,000 miles. Automatic. An as-new car. Nothing wrong with it anywhere, except in the newspapers there are hundreds of these cars for sale—and all in the low $30,000 range as well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $31,500. This is just another NADA/CPI car; bought and sold as a commodity, not as a collectible. High book value, retail, is around $40,000, so the bid was just a little light. GERMAN #318 1959 VOLKSWAGEN PICKUP - Truck. S/N 119704. Blue/brown. LHD. Odo: 34,553 miles. Body showing many miles of hard use. A quick paint job with minimal body work. Still smells wet. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $7,400. These trucks have their ownfanatic following, but the VW PU enthusiasts rarely open their wallets with abandon. And they will never open them for a vehicle of suspect quality like this. #148-1968 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA Convertible. S/N 148761043. Silver/ black. LHD. Odo: 9,830 miles. Highly detailed


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SCM MARKET REPORT: MCCORMICK PALM SPRINGS CA dual-port 1600-cc engine. Seats and carpet correctly redone. Driver's door trim not aligned. Nice gaps, good paint, great top. First year for front disc brakes. Very cute. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,125. Karmann Ghias seem to plug along, going up 10% to 15% a year, regular as clockwork Being VW Bugs mechanically, they are easy and cheap to repair, and will run forever Just put on a camber compensator to avoid playing Karmann Turtle with your car #280 - 1970 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Coupe. S/N 1102498137. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 29,471 miles. Original California blue scratched and faded. Looks like previous body damage on left door and fender. Hood not aligned. Dash has been redone. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. A situation where cheap may not mean inexpensive. If this car 's mechanicals were babied while its visuals were slaughtered, the high bid was close. But how often does that happen? #258 - 2000 MERCEDES BENZ 500SL - Convertible. S/N WDBFA68F2YF1953. Maroon/tan. MD. Odo: 5,505 miles. Automatic. ................. which we thought was too cheap. This price is more what a nice coupe should bring. Just don't enter any beauty contests with it, unless you're competing against Alfa Montreals. #407-1968 ISO GRIFO LUSSO Si Coupe. S/N 2L940271. Yellow/blue. LHD. Odo: 49,864 miles. 427-c.i. V8 with later valve covers, auto- 1976 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N 9116211497. Blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 100,036 miles. Six-inch alloy wheels. Rear decklid dam- - plates, exhaust tips and miles. Straight body, no rust, nice presentation. A good, clean, fun bug. Lots of lookers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,300. In 1970 the Beetle engine increased to 1585-cc and horsepower output increased to 57. This was the right price for a solid car #415 No plates. Dusty exterior. Basically a one-yearold car. Poorly presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,925. NADA's retail used-car price is over $60,000 for this car; with higher miles. So either someone got a great buy, the market is falling faster than the guide represents, or we missed something looking at the car We prefer the "great buy" interpretation. ITALIAN #281-1963 MASERATI 3500 GTi Coupe. SN AM1012470. Green/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 86,800 kms. Torn windshield rubber, matic. California plates expired in 1998. Borrani wires. Aftermarket air conditioning. ProMaster coil. Minor paint chips on front fender. Overall has a nice patina. Cost $13,750 new. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $62,000. Grifos have really taken ajump in the past two years. In 2000, they were $30,000 cars, a little more for the 427s than the base 327s. However; $60k plus is still a lot of money for a Grifo, and it could have been sold #255 - 1972 DETOMASO PANTERA Coupe. S/N THPNLY01591. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 45,033 miles. P7s on 15-inch aluminum wheels. California plates, which expired June . SOLD AT $8,190. The kind of car a savvy Porsche mechanic would buy and give to you, knowing that he hadjust put an annuity in effect, based on repairs, that will let him buy a new pool, Jacuzzi and deck for his house. #410 age. Rear quarter panels previously damaged and poorly fixed. Front hood paint poorly prepped before repaint. A high-mileage, driver 911. Cond: 4 - 1979 PORSCHE 911SC Coupe. S/N 9119200529. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 86,053 miles. Aftermarket Turbo whale tail is cracked. Temporary Arizona tags. Aftermarket seats look very used. Black trim around doors - leather seat old and worn. Michigan plates raise rust questions. Faded bumpers. Door handles pitted. Old smell in interior. Webers replacing injection. Not a pretty car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $16,013. A quick check of the SCM GOLD database revealed three entries for this car: 1991, no-sale at RM Toronto at $32,680; 1993, nosale at RM Toronto at $22,360; Silver Fountain Hills 2002, sold for $24,440. Not an inspiring trend, but now priced right. #438 1967 FIAT DINO Coupe. S/N 602. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 88,342 miles. New seats, - 2000. Nice repaint. New rubber around windows. Early-model bumpers, later-model mirrors and rims. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Unusual for a Pantera, this car looks healthy and unmolested It attracted a very strong bid, and could easily have been sold without regret. #347 1986 MASERATI BITURBO Spider. S/N ZAMTL1100GA3305. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 59,181 miles. Automatic. Seats worn - carpet and headliner. Current California plates.Door alignment off. Nice paint. Looks like a well-cared-for car that you can buy and drive right away. Cond: 2 - McCormick sold S/N 605 last year for $5,513, 72 . SOLD AT $9,450. and tired, though exterior looks original and clean. Driver's door fit slightly off. Lower part ofwindshield misty. This one wasn't prettied up. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,885. Watching BiTurbos destroy Maserati's reputation in the US wasn't a pretty sight. Perpetual failures and expensive repairs were no way to build an auto empire. Let's hope the new Maser is a real car; not a trouble-prone poseur Sports Car Market


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••••••••••••••••• ovivi /1/1 141/1 #314-1987 ALFA ROMEO GRADUATE Spider. SN ZARBA5647H10459. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 63,143 miles. Local owner has had MARKET REPORT: r C ORM/CK, ALM PRINGS, this car for many years. Seats freshly redone. Original red paint looks good. A well-cared-for example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,515. Alfa's entry - level Spider of the '80s, named after the Dustin Hoffman movie in which he drove a Duetto. If mechanicals are decent, a very fair buy, and lots of fun in the Palm Springs sunshine. JAPANESE #321-1969 SUBARU 360 Pickup. S/N N/A. Tan. LHD. Odo: 6,683 miles. Suicide Randy Johnson car, pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Claimed body-off restoration looks like it was completed ten years ago, with much driving since. Left door not aligned. Miscellaneous chrome trim dinged or pitted. An okay driver. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. Good money for a driver, but not all drivers are driven by Cy Young award winners. New owner could have made back the premium by giving dollar rides in the Bank One Ballpark parking lot to postgame autograph seekers. Bid could have been taken. #327-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E575101923. Orange with crème coves/orange and crème. LHD. Odo: 3,558 late-model Corvette driveline. Pitting to door handle chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,075. Here's an oddball combination, Rambler and Corvette. Ramvette? Corbler? And you'll have better success at the Rambler Invitational Concours and Bean Feed than trying to get your Bloomington Gold certificate with this car #171 - 1961 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Convertible. S/N 1Y86H406152. White/white. LHD. Odo: 75,175 miles. Bought new in doors. Above-average repaint job, both in and out. Minor chrome wear in front. A micropickup that everyone seemed to want. Two-cylinder engine sized to 360 cc to avoid emission regulations. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,570. Someone probably figured they got a good buy on a golf cart that they could also drive to the grocery store. I would have done the same. #409-1997 ACURA NSX Targa. S/N JH4NA1260VT0000. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 24,369 miles. Five-point racing harness, air darn. miles. 283/245 V8, three-speed. Dual four-barrels. Spinner wheels. Correct carpet and seat pattern. Highly detailed engine bay. Old style California plates, although they read 1956. Nice appearance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. A good-looking car but bid was certainly within selling range. #325-1960 AMC RAMBLER Coupe. S/N B180516. Red/red and white. LHD. Automatic, spinner wheels. Late-model tilt steering wheel, Downey, California, still sporting original blackand-yellow plates. Factory A/C and cruise control. Trunk fit off, door rubber torn. Door handles pitted. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. Big American convertibles are always popular in Palm Springs, but buyers generally would prefer to pay more, and get a product in better condition. #231-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. SiN 10867S106754. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 54,933 miles. Fuel injection. Minor Clean and shiny. Overall, it can't be faulted, but it is just a typical NSX. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. Never had panache, never will. Imagine going to an NSX owner 's convention, where they all stand around and brag about how their cars never break down, and how under-appreciated they are. Being there would be like taking automotive Prozac. AMERICAN #265-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P5FH15480. Black/white leather. LHD. Odo: 50,062 miles. Hard top, A/C. Ex- May, 2002 "Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles World Class Restoration Facility, Guaranteed Show Winners" lassic Showcase Sales Dept: 760-747-3188 • Buying/Restoring: 760-747-9947 • Fax: 760-747-4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3028 USA • management©ciassicshowcase.com 73


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SCM MARKET REPORT: MCCORMICK PALM SPRINGS CA will always attract bidders through their combination ofadequate peiformance and timeless beauty. This car should bring a few thousand more; a good engine detail would surely help. #269 - 1964 MERCURY COMET CALIENTE Coupe. S/N 4H23K529191. Red/ fawn and beige. LHD. Odo: 45,005 miles. Automatic, 289-c.i. V8. Neither door closes . NOT SOLD AT $28,000. This car was at the last McCormick sale, where it changed hands for a reported $35,175 (SCM GOLD #24213). The wheels have been altered since then, but little else was done. scratches, dual-action marks and Bondo sanding under paint. Steel wheels and doughnutsized hubcaps lend the car a nice look. Cond: 3 - #403-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 40837S117115. Satin Silver/silver. LHD. Odo: 46,219 miles. Four-speed. Front and correctly. Vinyl dash peeling off. Dealer-installed air conditioning. No power steering or power brakes. Engine bay nicely detailed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,775. "Every bit as hot as it looks!" declared '60s ad that was with the car Certainly a phrase open to many interpretations. Fair price for a car that wasn't a hot seller when new, and continues that tradition today. #186 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER RiT rear bumper chrome is weak. Engine bay dirty. Silver/silver combo is great, and rarely seen as well. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. Sting Rays Coupe. S/N J523U0E115846. Plum Crazy/ white. LHD. Odo: 49,022 miles. Automatic. 440/ 375 V8. Rallye wheels. California plates. Good panel fit. Slight wear to interior. No rust. Overall, a very nice car that can be driven and 000011 Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. enjoyed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,300. This car, which was in slightly worse condition, brought the same price as the '71 Challenger R/7' that was here in November (SCM GOLD #24228). The difference? This car has the big block, which is what collectors really want.• Don't M ss Car! Auction Reports, Profiles and More! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline and get started today! With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and 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. So relax she'll be fine. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 V FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.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 Automotive Museum 74  Sports Car Market


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eWatch AAr by Carl Bomstead 111L' 'rou have to wonder if they were looking at the same car. In the March 2002 111 issue (page 42) of SCM, B. Mitchell Carlson reported on a 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi coupe, S/N 1012470, at Silver's Fountain Hills auction. He referred to it as a poor older restoration, in #3- condition, and it sold for $24,400. It ran across the block twice more at the same auction, failing to sell both times with high bids of $22,000 and $19,000. The car was then reported sold at McCormick's Palm Springs auction, February 22, for $16,013 (page 72 of this issue). The boys who trade their pinstripe suits and 740is for Harleys on the weekends were not willing to spend more than $17,657.03 on eBay for a large (51/2-feet by 4-feet) double-sided porcelain Harley-Davidson dealership sign. The very rare sign, which probably dates from the '30s, received seven bids at a price that would come close to a new Heritage, but failed to find a new home. Hard to believe the seller did not take the high bid. Well, guess what car showed up on eBay Motors a few weeks later as item #1812223603 with a description, reprinted here in part, that would make a beauty queen blush. You are bidding on a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT that has undergone a frame-up restoration in the '90s. In fact, the entire tubular frame has been powder-coated in red. Even the floors and the undercarriage have been painted. The car has been repainted the original pale green metallic. All exterior chrome was replated at the time of restoration and the rubbers and felts were replaced at that time. Yup, the same 3500 GTi. It was bid to $20,200 with nine bids, eight of which belonged to bidders with zeroes as their bid ratings, and was a no-sale. We'll probably see this car again. An interesting 1907 California vehicle license sold on eBay for $366.50. Cars were required to be registered in California starting in 1905, but the state did not issue licenses until 1915. It has a San Francisco vehicle license stamping on the left side, so perhaps it was a city-issued item. Regardless, it had a lot of appeal with nine aggressive bids. Martin Milner/George Maharis fans must have been preoccupied elsewhere as a late 1920s Route 66 highway sign, offered on eBay, only reached $3,649 with seven bids and was a nosale. Another, that looked like it had never been intended for highway use, was also offered on eBay and was stated to be authentic. It sold for $113. Maybe it's time for a universally agreedupon definition of "authentic." Here, however, is a Harley sign that did sell and will soon be displayed in its new garage. EBay #1080323332-1930s HARLEYDAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE FLANGE SIGN. First bid: $999.99. Number of bids: 10. SOLD AT: $3,016.66. Date sold: 3/10/2002. In the sign world, porcelain has always trumped painted tin. For older signs that have desirable graphics and are in excellent condition, though, such as this example, the delta is narrowing. A few years ago this would have been all the money and then some, but times change and the buyer should have no regrets. HAR=SOIPAI SALES AND SERVICE EBay #1080671070—PORSCHE FACTORY PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $1,000. Number of bids: 22. SOLD AT: $6,306. Date sold: 3/11/2002. This sign is huge—over five feet tall and four feet wide—and it is in wonderful condition. While not cheap, it would take star billing on the wall of any self-respecting Porsche collector. EBay #1072693866-1912 WEED CHAIN POSTER BY F. EARL CHRISTY. First bid: $49.95. Number of bids: 11. SOLD AT: $311. Date sold: 2/14/2002. Early advertising almost always featured attractive women. However, pieces like this are rarely purchased for such modest amounts. An automotive motif and the signature of an artist of some renown are all major pluses. With a little careful freshening and a period frame, this piece could easily bring a few thousand dollars. EBay Motors #123456789-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER CONVERTIBLE. First bid: $2,000. Number of bids: 46. SOLD AT: $21,100. Date sold: 3/03/2002. Timeless styling, with clas- SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #152Z859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland. OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US. $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88. Asia/Africa/ Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. sic lines that continue to turn heads, especially with the top down. The car appears to be a pampered, wellmaintained example of a desir- able model. The description of the car was equally interesting as it was compared to a Hemi that sold for a couple of hundred thousand dollars. At this price, it should be considered a good buy depending on how much of what was pictured above was included in the final delivery. EBay #1803702333—TWIN CITY MOTOR SPEEDWAY RACE PENNANT. First bid: $14.95. Number of bids: 10. SOLD AT: $898.88. Date sold: 2/14/2002. There is a devoted following for early racing memorabilia and a colorful pennant in excellent condition will attract some serious money. This track was only in existence from 1915 to 1919 and was on the site of what is now the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. All the players were bidding on this unique item and it could have easily gone for a bunch more. EBay Motors #1811069461 - 1972 CITROEN SM. First bid: $100. Number of bids: 20. SOLD AT: $2,125. Date sold: 3/06/ 2002. A complete, detailed description and photos were provided, along with the caveat that the car needed a patient hand. The seller, who states that he has never seen the car, posted his conversations with potential buyers and disclosed that it could require as much as $16k to get the car back on the road after its six-year rest. He also mentions that the Citroen garage where it is stored will not work on the car as they don't believe it is economi- cally feasible to restore. They further state that it does not look as good in person as it does in the photos. The final posted comment commends the seller for his honesty but suggests he is a lousy salesman. How he got himself into this mess in the first place would make an interesting story all by itself.• Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription. call 24-hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130. Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205


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SCM Super Showcase MORETTI BARCHETTA 11. www.classic car .coin 1991 Lotus Elan. The SCM "it followed me home" car. 50,000 miles. Very nice driver. $14,995/trades up/down/ sideways. If not sold by May 21, going on eBay. (503) 261-0333. kmartin@sportscarmarketcom. (OR) 1965 Cobra. Real! Documented, S/N CSX 2530, red, 4speed, properly restored. One of only 655. Financing, delivery arranged. $190,000, (407) 688-1966. Photos at www.orlandomustang.com . (FL) (May) 1971 Jaguar XKE 4.2 Roadster. Fresh restoration, ready to drive anywhere. White/black interior. $30,000 or best offer. Call 201-384-6166, cell (201) 446-3825. E-mail for photos: louiselectric@yahoo.com . (NJ) (May) 1958 Tojeiro Aston Martin. Recently rebuilt, 4-liter engine. DBR2-type aluminum body. Race ready for 2002 season. SVRA Log book, HMSA registered, FIA papers. Will sell for $150,000 obo, or lease for season for $25,000 obo. Can provide team support and transportation at cost. Mary Ellen Ford, (434) 923-8389. E-mail meford464@aol.com . (IL) (May) SCM Showcase 1987 Jaguar XJS-C Cabriolet. V12, one of 1,000 imported, original silver birch, new chocolate tops. Professionally maintained, second owner. 87k miles. $14,500. (503) 784-4854. (OR) (May) 1959 Devin SS. S/N SR 4-5. Full competition resto, 11 1" of 15 Devin SS built. Documented 3-owner car. Extremely fast, safe and reliable. $175,000. Mike at (303) 947-7788, www.fuchsmach.com. (CO) (Jun) 1994 Porsche C4. Rare wide-body coupe, 13.5k 1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. Considered to 1962 Maserati 3500 Touring Coupe. Maroon/ miles, 5-speed, sunroof, cassette, cruise, perfect  be the best in the world, $360,000. I can e-mail  condition. $45,500. Tom Bungay, (805) 962-  black, 5-speed, disc brakes. Fresh engine, 7018, autoappraisals@earthlink.net . (CA) (May) (619) 466-4283. (CA) (May)  photos. Cardude70@hotmail.com . Brian Peters, tires, exhaust. Many new parts. $24,000. (860) 693-0303, Ilylackma@aol.com . (CT) (May) 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. Red/red and beige leather. Beige power top. PW, radio, wire wheels, 100 miles on restoration and rebuilt engine. No rust or excuses. $38,000. Bob, (561) 368-6616. (FL) (May) 1969 Jaguar XKE with 45,000 original miles. A beautiful driver, but ten-year-old paint job with some crazing and a four-inch scratch on fender. Mechanically a well sorted ten with new factory interior and excellent top. $25,000. Rick, (978) 988-0101. (MA) (May) 1950 Alfa 6C 2500 SS. S/N 915.668. Touring bodied with Nardi conversion. Full restoration, 1989-92. AROC National Convention Best in Show. Documented history, matching numbers. Excellent condition. $125,000. Mark at mcongo@attnet, (602) 956-8956. (AZ) (May) .,! 1980 March BMW M1 Group V. Restored to new condition. 355-c.i. Ed Ash Motor, tons of spares. Bob Gregg, (805) 693-0044. (CA) (May) 1963 Jaguar Etype OTS, pearl over gray. Featured at L.A. Auto Show. Always scored 99.8 or better at JCNA concours. S/N 879944, built in August. All mechanical/electrical components are new or restored to new. Beat the auction prices for a concours car, $75,000. Call (909) 946-1997. (CA) (May) 1982 Alfa Spider. Red/tan. All cosmetics redone to better than factory standards. IAP Springs, Bilsteins, Ansa exhaust, Alpine three-disc player, recent valve job, rust-free California car. Very reliable and fun to drive. $10,000. Call Eric Gordon at (818) 705-1670 or e-mail alfaspy@aol.com for more details. (CA) (May) 2002 BMW M-3 SMG Convertible, Topaz blue/ black, 1200 miles, bi-zenon, cold weather pkg, h-k stereo. Like new. Best offer/$63,500. Call Doug, (630) 561-3968. (Chicago) 1958 Morris Minor. Wagon. Convertible. Pickup. Restored. 1275 motor and transmission. Trades considered. $9,000. Hank, (802) 365-5059. (VT) (May)


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.4bk. LISTEN. IT PURRS LIKE A KITTEN. OR IS THAT YOU? 4-11•••■•• - --amssissmorm. _ presented by Motors_ May 31 - June 2, 2002 I Las Vegas, Nevada You hear a finely tuned engine and your motor starts to hum. Then again, maybe a finely tuned "ax" affects you the same way. Cruise on in Friday, May 31st for a collector car auction and a jammin beach party at Mandalay Bay's private 11 acre beach, featuring a live performance by the Robert Cray Band. Then stay for 3 days of pedal-to-the-metal partying that's vintage Vegas, where clean cars and rock stars' guitars become the stars in this unique auction of collectible cars and music memorabilia. So join us at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, an extravagant, tropical oasis of entertainment, relaxation and indulgence. It's one weekend guaranteed to get your motor runnin'. Motors mu8ic an auction extravaganza of collector cars & music collectibles r.;e:- MANDALAY MI 400 Cars Expected 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Iwo owner, less than 30,000 original miles, 283 four speed, with two tops, fully documented including copy of original title. kruseinternational.com 8 0 0 . 9 6 8 . 4 4 4 4 Upcoming Event Schedule June 7 - 9 ruka, OK Aug. 29 - Sept. 2 Auburn, IN Sept. 27 - 29 New Braunsfel, TX Nov. 13 Santa Clara, CA Nov. 22 - Dallas. TX —2002 eF3ay, Inc. Design trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. All items subject to availability. 24 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Used in the movie "Arthur" starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minelli. Bodied by N.J. Mulliner, this privately owned automobile is a rare left-hand drive formal limousine with air conditioning. 42' NADias Produced by KRUSE INTERNATIONAL 411  ounpatly 11111.01,9111 OLD CAR I.TRADER 1933 Willy's Hot Rod Convertible lhis beautiful 1933 Willy's has !trade the 10 best Hot Rods in America list 2 years in a row. 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing One of the most significant and original Gullwings to be offered in several years. Silver with blue interior. Five Rudge wheels, including the original spare tire. Belly pans, NSL motor, sport suspension. Raced by Paul O'Shea. Current ownership for nearly thirty years. All original parts have been retained when service has required replacement. Never before offered to the public. 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Professionally restored. A 98 point car. Manual front wheel drive, front and rearend stock, stock wheels with hubcaps, 6-volt battery located under driver seat cushion, leather interior, stock design. Las Vegas


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