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lusso PRICES SKYROCKET • LIGHTWEIGHT [-TYPE SELLS FOR $1.361 SPORTS CAR AriNiMM•• Keith Martin's Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports & Muscle Cars MAY 2003 FEATURED INSIDE: USA $5.95 CANADA 58.95 WW SPORTSCARMARKET COM • Eight Auctions from Around the World • '67 MGB-GT Shocks at $17,600 • The Cheapest '60s Zagato - Alfa 2600 SZ • Profiled: '82 Corvette Collector Edition • 3005L sets 21st-century record at $294,075


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CONSIGNANN FOR PRIME PLACEMENT X-c):Ionterey PORTS &CLASSIC CAR AUCTION THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL AT FISHERMAN'S WARE, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 15&16, 2003 Monterey Sports Car Auction is delighted to present a spectacular offering of over 170 sports, vintage and classic motorcars at our 18th annual sale in Monterey. California. We encourage you to consign your quality sports, vintage or classic motorcar early to take advantage of our extensive advertising campaign. crTHE 1962 LE MANS WINNING FERRARI 330 TRI/LM TESTA ROSSA SOLD FOR $6,490,000 IN 2002 Photo Simon Clay RM AUCTIONS INC. MIKE FAIRBAIRN  TERRY LARSON  TODD WERTMAN  JACK C BOXSTROM  800-211-4371 480-984-8501 866-762-8284 613-476-9132 PATRICK VAN SCHOOTE  858-454-1800 JOHN KRUSE  260-925-6789 mikeOrmauctions.com toddOrmauctions.com jackarmauctions.com ROB MYERS  tlarsonOrmauctions.com DONNIE GOULD  KEN WALLACE  DAN SPENDICK  jkrusearmauctions.com patrickarmauctions.com JOHNATHON HOOKER  t./11/01)1.N  &  till)11111 www.rmauctions.com  6ISTHAIION 800-211-4371 robarmauctions.com 954-566-2209 donnie@rmauctions.com 734-547-2400 kenOrmauctions.com 905-206-1500 dansigronauctions.com 519-352-4575 jhookerLarmauctions.com 800-211-4371 ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337 PUTNAM  SYMBOLIC C()1.1.1:('ll ON ,L.LBESTBANC&cc). 'Premier} PASSPORT TRANSPORT ,(HAL4R1Y)


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CR CLASSIC CARS THE HOUSTON CLASSIC COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION THE GREAT SOUTHWEST EQUESTRIAN CENTER, KATY, TX MAY 16-18, 2003 1968MASERATI MISTRAL SPYDER 1959 FERRARI CALIFORNIA SPYDER REPLICA 1967 CORVETTE ROADSTER 1957 JAGUAR XK 140 MC DROP HEAD COUPE 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE 1968 SHELBY GT 500 KR MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 CONVERTIBLE 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ROADSTER  1961 MASERATI 3500GT NOW ACCEPTING ADDITIONAL QUALITY ENTRIES JOHN KRUSE 800-990-6789 113 West 5th Street, Auburn, Indiana 46706 TEL: 260-925-6789 FAX: 260-925-6788 www.rmauctions.com


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 SPORTS CAR NIARKET)  Keith Ilartin, Publisher /5. #5 Replica Gullwing makes staggering ARTCURAL BRIEST . POULAIN . LE FUR - —  _  ON-SITE MARKET REPORTS 30 RM Auctions Amelia Island, FL 40 Christie's Retromobile Paris, France 46 Artcurial-Briest-Poulain- Le Fur Paris, France 50 H&H Auctions Derbyshire, UK 54 G. Potter King Atlantic City, NJ 55 McCormick Auctions Palm Springs, CA 58 Shannons Melbourne, Australia 60 Bonhams Geneva, Switzerland PROFILES 22 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Fiat-built for the masses. 26 1967 MGB-GT Coupe All that's right with '60s British cars. 64 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ Coupe A fashionable highway cruiser. 66 1960 Maserati 5000 GT The car of kings. 4  68 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine Get ready for a $25k brake job. 72 1982 Chevy Corvette Collector Edition Coupe Like celebrating a trip to Cleveland. COLUMNS 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 8 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer 15 Affordable Classics 1959-61 Chevy Impala by Marit Anne Peterson 18 Ask The X-Perts What's a GTV Worth? by SCM Analysts 20 Sheehan Speaks Hot & Not Ferraris by Michael Sheehan 69 Porsche Gesprach Free-Trial, No-Risk 911 by Jim Schrager 74 Bike Buys 1989-90 Honda GB500 by Bill Neill 75 Motobilia The $425 Oil Can by Carl Bomstead 84 eWatch Brindle-Brown Ferrari by Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 10 Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 46 Display Advertisers Index 63 Fresh Meat 73 Vintage Rally Calendar 74 Mystery Photo 76 Reviews 78 Mystery Photo Answers 78 Twenty Year Picture 79 Comments With Your Renewals 81 Neat Stuff 81 Glovebox Notes CLASSIFIEDS 24 Ferrari 28 English 65 Alfa Romeo 67 Etceterini 71 German 67 Vintage Race Cars 73 American 82 Resource Directory 80 Showcase Gallery 51 1949 Land Rover Series 1 4x4 Found in a barn, restored, but still agricultural. Sold for $9,902. RIEST . 44 1964 VVV Karmann Ghia coupe Just $8,247 for the newest Karmann known. 57 1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28 Coupe A highlight of the McCormick Palm Springs auction at $32,025. Sports Car Market


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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin Art is Where You Find It —Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific 0 regon's a nasty place to be in the winter, dismal with gray skies and endless rain. Hence, when spring break comes along and our eleven-year-old daughter Alexandra has some time off, Managing Editor Cindy Banzer (my spouse) and I make sure our annual vacation takes us somewhere very far away and very warm. There are two further conditions: No cars and no auctions. This year, we made the Cook Islands, our destination. Isolated and sparsely populated, they are located 2,700 miles due south of Hawaii. The main island in the group, Rarotonga (pop. 10,000), is 20 miles in circumference, and surrounded by a lagoon. Portland was a rain-swept 40 degrees when we left; 22 hours later, it was sunny and 80 degrees when we arrived in Rarotonga. Our respite from cars didn't last long. As we left the Cook Islands International Airport, I noticed what looked like an MG-TF at a rental agency across the road. Further investigation was clearly in order. We settled into our spacious villa at the Pacific Resort, on the beachfront at Muri Lagoon. Picking up the Cook Island News, I read that there was going to be an art auction on Friday, March 21. Held at the Beachcomber Gallery, the Pacific Art Auction was a benefit for the Creative Centre, a privately funded organization that helps Cook Islanders with learning disabilities. It was to be the first auction ever held in the Cook Islands, and of course SCM would be there. In the meantime, we paid the obligatory $10 for an official Cook Islands driving license, rented a bedraggled Kia Mentor (mentor to what, a Daihatsu Charade?) and two motor scooters, and arranged for a 4x4 Safari ride around the island in an open-back Land Rover Defender 110. "Turbo-diesel, eh? Don't get those in the US," I said to our driver. He snorted, "Once you get rid of those piece-of-crap English engines and put in a decent Nissan, these things run pretty good." The MG-TF turned out to be a fiberglass replica, built on a Triumph Herald chassis and also powered by a Nissan four-cylinder engine. (Is there a message here?) "There used to be a whole fleet of them," said the rent-a-car agent. "But their chassis just seemed to turn into rust overnight in the salt air." Not exactly a surprise. Two days later, I went to the auction after sneaking out of a "Traditional Island Night" at our resort. I didn't regret leaving behind men in grass skirts knocking their knees together and women wearing brassieres made from coconuts. At the auction, the atmosphere in the outdoor setting was festive, and every seat was taken. Ben Bergman, director of the Beachcomber Gallery, remarked, "We weren't sure how things would go, this being the first auction, and we're delighted to see so many people here." There were 180 bidders' numbers issued, and and charming behind the podium as anyone I've seen under the Bonhams or Christie's banner. He knew how to read his crowd, when to ask for more, when to wait for a bid and when to bring the hammer down. As I listened to the animated chatter from the crowd and watched the enthusiastic bidding, I thought about all the auctions I've been to, all over the world, and what they have in common. Whether it's Persian rugs, vintage wines, paintings or collectible cars, auctions are where a community comes together to determine values. Just as important, a live auction is a chance to see old friends and make new ones. They offer an opportunity to make predictions about what things are worth, and then find out, when they cross the block a few minutes later, whether you were right or wrong. And at a charity auction like this, they are a chance to spend way too much, knowing that it's all for a noble cause. Most of our time in Rarotonga, and on the neighboring atoll of Aitutaki, was spent lollygagging on the white sand beaches, hiking through tropical rain forests and scuba diving in crystal-clear lagoons. But a memory that will stand out is the auctioneer at the Beachcomber on that hot, tropical evening, peering down at a bidder in the front row and uttering a phrase I've heard so many times before. "You've come this far with me, sir. Don't lose this magnificent piece for just $100." A Quick Resolution It was barely 18 months ago that we were writing in these pages about the terrible events of September 11. Now, our men and women are at war, halfway around the world. While armed conflict is indeed a terrible thing, we are well-served to consider the words of the 18th-century British philosopher Edmund Burke, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." We pray that the resolution will be as quick in coming as it appears it will be at this writing, and that our troops return home safely, and in a timely fashion. On the Cover From top: Auctioneer Joh n Kenning getting top dollar; fiberglass MG in t he South Pacific; nice Landie once the en gine is tossed; above Aituta ki the total take for the evening, nearly US $20,000, was more than twice the goal. The art offered ranged from amateur pretty-fishie paintings to sophisticated pieces evocative of the island culture. High sale of the evening was a painting by a Samoan artist, Fatu Feu'u, titled "Ole Atalili Poto," which brought US $2,300. John Kenning, a professional auctioneer who lives on the island and commutes to New Zealand and Australia to work, was as sophisticated 6  Summer is near, and it is only fitting that our thoughts should be of classic English convertibles, lush countrysides and romance. English artist Alan Fearnley was born in Yorkshire and studied at Batley College of Art. His work has been collected in two books, The Railway Paintings of Alan Fearnley and The Classic Car Paintings of Alan Fearnley. Fearnley's paintings can be found in the corporate offices of Rolls-Royce, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, as well as in private collections. His depiction of a red Ferrari Dino was featured on the cover of the April 2001 SCM. The piece on this month's cover, featuring a 1962 XKE, is titled "Summer of '62." An edition of 500 prints, each sized at 22x17 inches, has been made, and they are offered by Steve Austin's Automobilia in Canby, Oregon. Regularly priced at $210, they are available to SCM readers for just $175, US shipping included. (800/452-8434, vvww.steveaustinsautomobilia.com)* Sports Car Market


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Bonhams BUTTERFIELDS Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers Newport, Rhode Island An Important Sale of Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia Friday August 1, 2003 Consignments Now Invited 1793 worl After years of successful association with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club (RREC) in Great Britain, Bonhams is delighted to announce that the North American-based Rolls-Royce Owners' Club (RROC) has invited us to conduct a sale at their annual meeting at Newport, Rhode Island on Friday 1 August 2003. Consignments are limited to Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars and automobilia related to both of these venerable British marques. Pictured: The ex-Jacquelyn de Rothschild, 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I, Coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin, Chassis no. S235KR. USA 220 Sir r Bruno Aver ir Son fronusw Confound 9410:, (415) 391 4000 491/11)40 fox Europe 10 Rue Blovignoc 1227 Cdrouge-Geneva SwItztr(dr rd +41 (0( 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax UK IJIl iii91[LIC  Yrtvt L01111011 SW7 1HH +44 (Of 20 7393 3900 +44 (0)20 7393 3905 1.0( www.bonhams.com www.butterfields.com Au,  ionr .or I 11 01 ■0. For more information about consigning a vehicle, please contact: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Steven Zick (312) 475 3922 szick@butterfields.com Malcolm Barber (415) 861 7500 malcolm.barber@bonhams.com


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Crossing The Block PREView s/Bonhams & Butterfields will sell the Edwin C. Jameson, Jr., Collection, 5/3/03, in An Auction of Collectors' Motorcars at The Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA. The late Jameson was an inspiration to motorracing star Sam Posey. Posey said Jameson tion is slated for 6/13/03 inside the museum. For information on registering a car for sale or attending as a buyer, contact: 815/568-8888, www.mecumauction.com . (IL) s/Barrett - - Jackson's third annual Col- 22/03. Auction preview occurs 6/20/03. Approximately 350 cars will be offered for sale during the auction over the two days, with 100 automobilia lots each day. www.barrettjackson.com. lector Car Auction at Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA, takes place 6/21 Scuderia Auctions. Scuderia offers free auctions for sellers, auctions running 24/7 and evaluation of all Ferraris on the auction site. 714/444-1703, www.scuderia-auctions.com . (CA) t/Bonhams & Butterfields and the North American Rolls-Royce Owners Club (RROC) will cooperate to host a Sale of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars and Related Automobilia, 8/1/03, in Newport, RI. Bonhams & Butterfields expects a 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I, chassis number S235KR, (bought new for $19,665) to bring more than $200,000. 323/850-7500, www.rroc.org. (CA) VFerraris are crossing the virtual auction block with Dennig Cars Worldwide's online Uncle Teddy. (his "Uncle Teddy") was "literally obsessed with machines." Among the featured cars will be a 1929 Cord Town Car, two 1931 Duesenberg Model J rolling chassis with engines and a 1925 Mercedes 28/95 Tourer with what is believed to be its original wooden body, restored to show standards. 323/850-6090, www.butterfields.com. (CA) t/A 1961 Maserati 3500 GT, a 1971 Corvette 454 and a 1947 Lincoln Continental Calendar  All dates listed are cur- rent 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 Missouri — May 2-3 MECUM — Kansas City Indiana — May 2-4 KRUSE — Auburn Massachusetts — May 3 BONHAMS — Boston 3500 GT stars at RM's Houston Classic V12 convertible will cross the block at RM's Houston Classic, 5/16 - 18/03 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. 800/990-6789, www.rmauctions.com . (CN) t/Bonhams & Butterfields will host its inaugural Los Angeles Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobffia, in West Hollywood, CA, 5/31/03. The sale will be held at Bonhams & Butterfields' Los Angeles Gallery. 415/391-4000, mark.osborne@bonhams.com. (CA) Vl'he Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is hosting its first-ever Hot Rod Auction, 6/13 - 15/03, in conjunction with the 39th Annual LA Roadster Show in Pomona, CA. Produced by Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers, The Hot Rod Auction will feature about 300 hot rods, street rods, customs and classics. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the museum. Additionally, a special preview party and memorabilia auc- 10 Nevada — May 3-4 SILVER — Reno England — May 7 H&H AUCTIONS — London England — May 10 BONHAMS — Newport Pagnell Texas — May 16-18 RM CLASSIC CARS — Katy Canada — May 23-24 OKOTOKS — Okotoks Illinois — May 23-25 MECUM — Belvidere Indiana — May 24 KRUSE — Indianapolis Oregon — May 24 SILVER — Bend France—May 26 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris Monaco—May 26 BONHAMS — Fontvielle Nevada — May 30-June 1 KRUSE — Las Vegas California — May 31  VA fully restored 1967 Shelby GT500 and 1969 Corvette 427/435 convertible will appear at Russo and Steele's no-reserve auction, 8/16/03. Monterey Sports and Muscle at the Marriott will bring 75 European sports cars, muscle cars, customs and hot rods, all offered at no reserve, to the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey, CA. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) VICruse International presents its 1st Annual All No Reserve Collector Car Auction, 11/1/03, at its Auburn, IN, complex. Kruse expects the event to attract 300 autos to the auction block. "It's going to be a great opportunity for serious collectors and for those looking for a great deal on a vehicle," said founder and CEO Dean Kruse. 800/968-4444, info@kruseinternational.com . (IN). BONHAMS — Los Angeles  JUNE  England — June 4 H&H AUCTIONS — Derbyshire New York — June 5 CHRISTIE'S — New York New York — June 6-7 KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP — Bridgehampton Oklahoma — June 6-8 KRUSE — Tulsa Montana — June 7 SILVER — Billings England —June 7 CHEFFINS — Duxford California — June 13-15 MECUM — Pomona Idaho—June 14 SILVER — Coeur d'Alene England — June 16 CHRISTIE'S — London France—June 16 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris Minnesota — June 20-22 MECUM — St. Paul California —June 21-22 BARRETT-JACKSON — Los Angeles Indiana — June 21 KRUSE — Auburn England — June 21 BONHAMS — Northamptonshire California — June 22 SILVER — Mammoth Lakes Illinois — June 27-29 MECUM — St. Charles Sports Car Market Virginia — June 27 KRUSE — Richmond France — June 29 OSENAT — Fontainebleau JULY Iowa — July 4-6 MECUM — Des Moines Missouri — July 5 KRUSE — Kansas City Wyoming —July 5-6 SILVER — Jackson Hole France — July 7 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris England — July 11 BONHAMS — Sussex Idaho—July 12 SILVER — Post Falls Wisconsin — July 12 ICA — Iola Colorado — July 18-19 KRUSE — Denver Colorado —July 18-19 VINTAGE GAVEL — Denver Wisconsin — July 18-20 MECUM — Elkhart Lake Montana — July 19 SILVER — Missoula England — July 23 H&H AUCTIONS — Derbyshire Michigan — July 26 KRUSE — Brooklyn England — July 26 CHEFFINS — Bedfordshire England — TBA BONHAMS — London •


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1931 Alfa Romeo 6C/8C 2600, s/n 101014852 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3), s/n 50003 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C2900B, s/n 412021  1959 Alfa Romeo G.S.V., s/n 07502 1968 Brabham 8T21 F2, s/n AM-270 1965 Ford AC Cobra 427, s/n CSX3058 1990 Ford GT40 MK V 42/, s, P-1131 1959 Ferran Cal. Spyder, s/111501/GT 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB, s/n 2701/CT • 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Cony., s/n 13663 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, s/n 03988  1997 Ferrari F3108, s/n 175 xtt• 2001 G-Force F3000, s/n 02  1955 Jaguar D-Type, sin XKD-515 1975 Lola T294, s/n T294-65  1981 Lola 1600, sin T600-111_ 1 3 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500, s/n 1581 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, s/n 00288 1987 Porsche 959, s/n 900065 1997 McLaren Fl GTR, sin 19R MOTOR CAR COMPANY® 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 SYMBOLIC 1971 Ferrari 365G113/4, s/n 14701 (858) 454-1800 www.symbolicmotors.com 1989 Porsche 962 Street, sin 96233102100A0


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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: copyed@sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: Just thought I would point out a few little glitches with the March issue. First of all, in the Scottsdale Kruse report on the '58 Star Chief sedan it's "dingle balls," not "dingo balls." And in the second Kruse report from Florida it's "GT Hawk," not "Hawk GT" on the two Studebakers. Finally—yes, the world is coming back around to a Studebaker way of thinking. Thanks!— Chris Pile, Wichita, KS Dear SCM: Wow, imagine how good I feel about being able to correct both Toly Arutunoff and SCM in the same letter! In the March 2003 Letters column, Anatoly Arutunoff's assertion that the 426 Hemi was unavailable in the 1968 Dodge Dart line is incorrect, but understandable. The only Chrysler-sanctioned Darts with the Hemi engine were built off-line by Hurst in 1968 for Super Stock drag racing. These cars were shipped with unpainted fiberglass body panels and typical Chrysler lightweight drag racing modifications. The various drag racing records and wins accumulated by these cars in the last 35 years give the 1968 Dart a closer tie to racing than most Ferraris have. Of course, the Studebaker that Toly raced at Sebring gives GT Hawks a more credible racing link than most Ferraris, too. On March 2003's page 28, the market opinion on the "1963 Meteor Custom Coupe" implies that all "Meteor"-badged vehicles are retrimmed Fords for the Canadian Mercury dealer network. In the US, Meteor was an occasional Mercury series name. In 1962 and 1963, Mercury Meteor was the parallel series for the Ford Fairlane in the U.S. Unlike most Canadian Meteors, the 1962 and 1963 U.S. models have sheetmetal differences from the corresponding Fords.—Patrick O'Brien, Indianapolis, IN Dear SCM: I would like to add further clarity (or confusion) to Toby Ross' coverage of the sale of Miura S chassis #4521 (March SCM, page 47). Referencing the Miura book written by Coltrin and Marchet, chassis #4521 was production #494 with a build date of 03/27/70. The car was originally delivered with champagne exterior and black interior. Production 12  #576, that is referred to in Mr. Ross' coverage, is Miura S chassis #4758 built on 04/06/71 with yellow exterior and black interior. As a purist and owner of chassis #4512, I know how difficult it is to research these great cars. I find the production listing appendix of the Coltrin/Marchet book to be an excellent resource.—Owen Lyons, Boonton Twp., NJ Dear SCM: After all these years, I finally made into your magazine. I bought the green GT Jr. you profiled in the March issue (page 56). You're right, it is fun, the price was right and it is better than I expected. A "strong detail," as a dealer I used to work for would say, is all it needs. Keep up the good work.—John (the big blue Buick on the Mille) Clark, Santa Barbara, CA Dear SCM: I have some distress at the comparison cars that you showed on the article (March, page 64) on the Chrysler CO Phaeton that was sold from the Kughn Collection in November in Novi, MI. The article was well written and the car has wonderful credentials, as a true numbers matching real phaeton. The red car is a rebodied car. According to my research (with a lot of help from friends), there are 25 1931 Chrysler Custom Imperial Phaetons that we can account for right now. Unfortunately only 11 of those 25 are original phaetons. This is the first real '31 Phaeton that has changed hands in a couple of years. The red car in the inset (both are the same car) is a rebodied car and the price reflects that. I believe that you need to set the record straight as the prices of the real cars could be damaged. The Kughn Phaeton was an incredible bargain considering that it is authentic and still has the original engine under the hood. Thanks for listening.— Darrell Davis, via e-mail Dear SCM: The letter written by Geoffrey Reis published in the March 2003 issue says, in part, "there's no way anyone could get $50,000 for a 120 DHC Jaguar in #2 condition under any circumstances. Even as a #1, that model is next to impossible to sell at that figure. It's an almost saleproof car." SPORTS CAR MARKET EDITOR & PUBLISHER MANAGING EDITOR 41r ..-4011k Cindy Banzer ART DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER PROJECTS COORDINATOR Quality sells. I had a 1954 120SE DHC which I entered in the RM auction held in August 2000 at Monterey on a No Reserve basis. This expressed my confidence in the car and the integrity of the auction. The car was a frame-up restoration of a one-owner, very strong original car. The color was a deep elegant shade of red, the chrome—excluding bumpers— was all original and excellent, interior, new camel color Connolly leather, the wood refinished better than new, Haartz cloth top, chrome wires and WSW tires. The engine compartment was detailed without engine removal, so was daily-driver clean and presentable, but not up to the standards of the rest of the car. The car was #1 in appearance and a strong #2 overall. I entered the car two weeks before the auction and so missed getting it in the sales catalog or any extra promotion. The car reached the auction block the fifth car from the end of the auction on the second day at around 11:30 or midnight. Bidding started above $50,000 and the hammer fell about two minutes later at $79,000 plus $5,530 buyer's fee, or $84,530, and probably another $3,000 to $6,000 for tax and title when new title is obtained. There were numerous bidders and finally one happy buyer and one happy seller. To paraphrase Keith Martin, "Quality sells." The buyer put on a set of radial tires and entered the car in the Colorado Grand 1,000-mile rally. He called me to advise that the car ran and drove perfectly and drew much admiration even among the high caliber of other entrants. He was very pleased.—Bob McIntyre, Naples, FL Errata On page 43 of the April issue, Classics Car Club tours should have been called CARavans rather than CarAvaNs, and Full Classics should be referred to as such rather than full Classics.• David Slama GRAPHIC ARTIST Kirsten Hegg SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler COPY EDITOR Bill Neill SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney Richard Hudson-Evans AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael Sheehan CONTRIBUTORS I.T. MANAGER Adrian Gilles INTERNET SPECIALIST Matt King DATABASE SPECIALIST FINANCIAL MANAGER DESIGN CONSULTANT ALFA ROMEO SPECIALIST Darin Halkides Deanne Pierce Scott Abts Pat Braden (193444* 2002) ADVERTISING INFORMATION Tyler Roy-Hart artdir@sportscarmarketcom *4■■■ 503/261-0555, ext. 202 fax 503/253-2234 www.sportscarmarket.com INQUIRIES ABOUT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION? TO SUBSCRIBE 800/289-2819 fax 503/253-2234 Toll-Free 877/219-2605, ext. 208 service@sportscarmarket.com ••• P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 FEDEx/DHL/UPS: CORRESPONDENCE 306 SE 81st, Portland, OR 97215 .44 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timelieness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2003 by the Alla Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Sports Car Market Steve Ahlgrim Raymond Milo Steve Serio Tom Young Donald Osborne Keith Duly Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Bengt Halvorson Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman Tyler Roy-Hart Stephen Siegel Keith Martin


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Your garage is not worthy Of the masterpiece you've put together That only looks like it cost a fortune And while most flaunt their cars by driving fast You show off standing still Motors


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Affordable Classics T 1959-61 Chevrolet Impala Two-Door Hardtop he 1959 Chevrolet was designer Harley Earl's final, dramatic statement before his retirement. While "all new all over again" was GM's apt description of its entire 1959 model series, it was the full-size Chevrolet that sparked the most controversy both within the industry and from observers. With its signature cat's-eye taillights, it was called "the wild one" by admirers, and "the Martian ground chariot" by detractors. The only slightly less wild Chevys of the following two years represent a continuation of the automaker's experimentation. The 1959 Impala (and the '60 and '61 models that followed) had narrow C-pillars and plentiful glass, which led these cars to be nicknamed "bubbletops." The long sweeping lines were the final iteration of a decade of flamboyant GM styling, all of which came to an end with the squared-off look introduced in 1963. While the Impala was the top-of-theline Chevy, and hence available with many convenience options including power steering, brakes, windows and air conditioning (not to mention foam seat cushions and an electric clock), it could also be ordered with a variety of Chevrolet's most powerful engines. This vehicular holy grail—the combination of luxury and horsepower—marked the beginning of the muscle car as we now know it. There were eight powerplants available in 1959, the most powerful being the TurboThrust 348. The N.A.D.A. guide suggests that having a 348-c.i. V8 under the hood of a '59 sport coupe will bump the value of the car by 35%, from $16,900 to $22,815. Add another $1,000 if you've got a manual fourspeed tranny. The 1960 had the same powertrain options as the '59, with a few styling changes. The cat's eyes were gone, replaced by triple taillights on each side. However, the nearly horizontal fins still featured prominently in the overall design, as did the full-length (that's 17.5 feet) jet-age aluminum side moldings. The big news in 1961 was the introduction of the Super Sport package and the highperformance 409-c.i. engine. Immortalized by the Beach Boys in the song of the same name, it produced 360 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. In the Impala, it resulted in 0-60 times of 7.8 seconds, and a 15.8-second quarter-mile, not bad for a full-size car. The Impala also delivered lighthearted, nimble (relatively speaking, of course) driving in a sizeable package. As the popularity and values of 195558 Impalas has soared, the ripple effect has caused collectors to take a look at the '59-'61 coupes. Nearly saleproof five years ago, you can expect to pay up to $30,000 for four-speed coupes in concours condition, and even more for a 1961 with a409. May, 2003 Here's why thousands of you turn to eBay Motors to find everything you need. The '59, Harley Earl's last design. As with all American muscle cars, documentation is the key to value. It's all too easy to put a 409 into a car that came with a less desirable engine—if the seller claims the car was born with a high-performance package, be sure he or she has the paperwork to back it up. As with all collectible cars, be aware of ham-fisted restorations, often performed with limited budgets and more enthusiasm than skill. However, don't be scared off by an otherwise nice car that is missing trim pieces; many parts are available from aftermarket sources, and parts cars are relatively plentiful. The bubbletop design does result in a significant greenhouse effect, causing these cars to become very hot in the summer. In fact, partly due to the bubbletops' reputation as "cookers," full-size Ford coupes outsold Chevys in '60 and '61. However, a quick call to Vintage Air will easily solve that problem today. Customization is popular but hardly necessary given the Impala's radical factorydirect look, and will generally hurt the vehicle's value. Proper coupes have been appreciating fairly predictably the past couple years, and while their values will never skyrocket like those of convertibles, nicely restored ones with desirable powerplants will continue to increase in value along with the market. And you won't be considered politically incorrect if, when someone asks you about your 409, you answer, "She's real fine."—Marit Anne Peterson• Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine number  1959-61 1959: 164,901; 1960: 204,467; 1961: 177,969 1959: $2,717; 1960: $2,704; 1961: $2,704 $200 including parts $16.39 Left side door jamb Right front on block Club.... National Impala Association, 2928 4th Ave., P.O.Box 968, Spearfish, SD 57783-0968; Late Great Chevrolet Association, 2166 S Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703 Web site  www.lategreatchevy.com, www.vintageimpala.com Alternatives  www.impala.blackhills.com, Pontiac Bonneville, Ford Galaxie SCM Investment Grade  Do it Motors .=Buy It Now Don't want to bid on an item? If the thing you want has the "Buy it Now" icon next to it, you can buy it right away without waiting. 25j It's easy to find what you're looking for. Save three of your favorite searches and be notified when items you want become available. Every eBay user has a feedback rating. This rating is based on past transactions. It helps ensure we all know who we're dealing with. Pfrpfe*PayPal is the fast, easy and secure way to pay on eBay. Use your credit card or bank account to pay instantly and get your items faster.


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SCM at Amelia Island PASSPORT TR AN SPao V. ; AM. MA SC M analyst John Apen discussing condition with his gang. David Gooding, CEO of RM Auctions, welcomes the SCM seminar particpants. 71111 Martin and Banzer with Pamela and Brock Yates at the Amelia Island Concours dinner, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz. Photos by David Mama


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Ask the X-Perts Looks Can Be Deceiving of the modern limited-production ultrahigh-performance cars from Ferrari. They were produced in far lower volume (272 GTOs to 1,315 F40s). Finally, as I remember it, the F40 mechanically was based on developments to the 288 GTO. D Why are the 288 GTOs valued below the F40s? Is my nostalgia giving me a rose-colored view of the 288 GT0? — Tyler Gibbs, Irvine, CA Steve Ahlgrim responds: It surprises me, too, but just as Location, Location, Location is everything when it comes to real estate, Looks, Looks, Looks is elementary to Ferrari values. No matter what other attributes the 288 may have, it looks too much like a 308 to get the respect it deserves. I prefer the 288 myself. I just did the FCA National Meet Rally in a 288, and it has a more user-friendly interior, better gearing for street use and certainly more exclusivity through lower build numbers than the F40. On the other hand, the F40 does have some unseen redeeming characteristics. It is a good measure faster than the 288. It has a more refined chassis, better brakes and a racing soul. A short drive in the car is all the proof you'll need as to why it's worth more. Where the 288 is a highperformance sports car, the high-winged F40 is a streetable race car. The 288 has a lot going for it but it will always be seen as a hot 308. I'd rather have a 288 than an F40, but check writers would rather have the F40. perts: I have an opportunity to purchase a '71 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Bertone. Technically the car is in great shape, also cosmetically a strong #3 if not a #2. It has covered 71,000 km since new and Dear X - O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. perts: I fell in love with Ferraris in 1987 when I saw a 288 GTO for the first time. I was perusing the SCM Pocket Price Guide and noticed that 288 GTOs were valued below F40s. This surprised me for a variety of reasons. 288 GTOs were the first ear X - Sadly, 288s will always look like 308s on steroids. was repainted in 1993. Here is the catch: It was repainted in a fly yellow color, really pretty with black interior, however not original. During that process it also had the front grille exchanged with that of the 1750. The rest of the car is all original, and it has the Campagnolo rims, which I like a lot. The chrome is nice, and the car runs fine. A few questions: What about the overall collectability of the '71-'76 Bertone 2.0 liter? How much would the color change and grille change affect the value? Given your US market knowledge, how much would a strong #3 Bertone sell for in the US? I'm a subscriber ofyour magazine since '96. I have two old cars: One is a green '78 Alfa Spider 2.0 (sound familiar, Keith?) and the other a Porsche 911S 2.2 liter I can spend around $10,000. Any great cars you would add to a small collection if looking for fun and capital protection? I am tired of stocks and funds.—Jurgen Roll, Bad Arolsen, Germany 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. Ii 18 Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 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 Sports Car Market


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Donald Osborne responds: The 105-chassis Alfa GTs and GTVs of the '60s and '70s are terrific cars to drive, and indeed handle better than the Spiders of the same era, due to their better weight balance and stiffer chassis. The simple, well-scaled design by a young Giugiaro for Bertone continues to improve with age. However, they are not rare, with 95,968 produced from 1965 to 1976. While most GTVs have now gone to that great rust pile in the sky, there are still enough survivors that buyers always have several to choose from. There are two things that trouble me about the car at which you are looking. First, you don't indicate how complete the color change was. Given the low value of these cars, rarely do painters strip all the old color off and respray the car completely, including engine compartment, trunk and door jambs. But let's assume that these things have been done. Unfortunately, fly yellow was not a factory color for GTVs. The closest was the unfortunate "baby-poop" ochre. Collectors do not look kindly upon cars painted in non-factory colors. Second, why was the front grille changed? Has the car been in an accident? Until you replace the correct grille, you will forever be pestered with questions about why your Bertone 2000 GTV has a grille from a "step-nose" 1750. Frankly, for $10,000, you should be able to do better. There are probably more GTVs in the US to choose from, but you will then have to deal with transporting the car to Europe and converting it from SPICA injection to the preferred Weber carburetor setup. As far as investment, while 1.3% in a bank account isn't much, consider that your CD won't need insurance, tune-ups and proper storage. Buy cars for fun and pleasure. If they go up in value and you make a little money, consider it a bonus rather than a birthright. If you're looking for a reasonably priced Alfa coupe that holds its value (and might even appreciate), I'd consider a 1300 or 1600 Junior Zagato. It's not as attractive as the Bertone, but since it was produced in smaller numbers (1,108 of the 1300, 402 of the 1600) and is one of the cheapest ways to get a genuine Zagato car, it has a much better chance of increasing in value. While they generally bring $17,000-$19,000 here in the US, you should be able to find one in Europe in the €11,000 range. Dear X-perts: My question is about buying a used Ferrari. I have owned several '78-'88 911 Porsches. Over the years I have learned to work on them, and purchased the proper tools and manuals to do all my own service. Most recently 1 rebuilt the top end of an '88 3.2, saving the machine work for a local shop. I have done all types of work on cars over the years and have a full shop with vehicle lift, hydraulic lift tables for removing engines, tire machine, tire balancer blast cabinet, parts washer etc. So my question is i f I buy a used '77-'79 308 Ferrari, can I find shop manuals to do my own work, and ultimately will I really hurt the resale value of the car if1 don't have $3,000 service bills at my local Ferrari dealership (80 miles away)? I have a hard enough time buying these cars, but telling my wife I need these expensive services will put her over the edge! 1 have never had any problems selling my Porsches because they are so clean and! always keep records of the parts purchased and when 1 did the services. Any help would be appreciated—Scott Denton, via e-mail Michael Sheehan responds: None of the major service work requires a degree in mechanical engineering. Ferraris are simply cars, albeit more complicated than most, and less tolerant of fools with tools. It sounds like you know what you are doing, so I wouldn't worry. Join a couple of Internet user groups (autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ferraritech, groups.msn.com/AutoTechsOnline, for example) so you have somewhere to turn if you get in over your head. Also, search out aftermarket sources of parts; you might end up saving a bundle over dealer list. If you document your work, take detailed photos, put together a photo album illustrating the work done and save all of the parts receipts, you will have no problem reselling the car when that day comes. As for the home-front politics, I suggest taking the $3,000 you will save by doing your own service and buying a modest diamond ring for your wife. You'll be amazed at how much more favorably she looks upon your Ferrari in the future. Send the X-perts your questions. E-mail cop ved@sportscarmarket.com or fax 503/253-2234.* May, 2003  SIEILJECT L.A.S11" IFIE."Flt WAS. S.0  011a 11 l -1C■ ry  441* -.s - AUGUST ill 116th, 2.412.41:103 -252-2697 • r ID Awirussoandsteeleicom 19 in EUROPEAN SPORTS, AMERICAN MUSCLE, HOT RODS & CUSTOMS INIscolHinr ILWIE.LF


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Sheehan Speaks T Thumbs Up for the Lusso he Ferrari market is a fluid animal, with both classic and modern cars moving in and out of favor. Here's my current read on where the action is. The flavor of the month is definitely the 250 Lusso. Three years ago, you couldn't give a Lusso away. Now great Lussos are bringing two and three times as much as Daytonas. For example, Bonhams sold a competition-prepared Lusso, SiN 5367GT, with period TdF history, for $424,362 at Gstaad in December of last year. At the same event, a concours-condition street Lusso, S/N 5303GT, sold for $235,897. The two Daytona coupes that sold brought $93,958 and $102,632. There's a reason for this popularity. The Lusso shares the same engine, transmission, brakes and suspension as the "street"-model 250 SWB. Because it is eligible for the many rallies and touring events now so popular in Europe, the Lusso has become the "alternative" to the 250 SWB, without the million-dollar-plus price. 550 offer state-of-the-art supercar performance and creature comforts for what is, in the Ferrari world, low pricing, especially when compared with their MSRPs ($207,000 for the 456, $208,000 for the 550). The downside? No question these cars are close to fully depreciated, but ... how close? We thought that TRs were cheap at $65,000, and now look at them. Which brings us to... The 512 BB at $65,000 and the Testarossa at $50,000 have N.- failed the test of time as collectibles. While they are userfriendly and practical to use on a daily basis, and remain the highperformance bargains in the Ferrari world (selling for less than a 246 GT or GTS), no one seems to care. Boxers are still a 17,0-performance bengal'', but eloe.s anione care.' Lussos are king of the flavor-of-the-month club. While the Lusso may weigh 100 kilos more than a steel-bodied 250 SWB, it has a superior Watts-link rear suspension, evolved directly from the 250. GTO. Consequently, a well-prepared Lusso is comparable in performance with a steel-bodied 250 SWB on the track. Further, in my eyes the Lusso is more attractive than the 250 SWB. With the Euro up more than 25% against the dollar during the past few months, it is not surprising that the few Lussos that come on the market in the US are finding their way to the other side of the Atlantic. And as always, while top cars are bringing top prices, the rustbuckets and Bondobarges are still stuck in the Ferrari dog pound, unsellable at nearly any price. Demand for the 246 GT and GTS continues to be strong. Their timeless styling, comfortable yet race-car-like cockpits, light steering, braking and shifting all combine with an engine that sounds more powerful than it is. Because the 246 series gives a great illusion of performance and speed, it makes every trip to the grocery store seem like a practice session for Le Mans, without the fear of speeding tickets. The Dino downside is that these cars are now 30-plus years old and are the poster children for deferred maintenance and the need for a detailed mechanical and body inspection as part of the purchase agreement. Simply put, the older the Ferrari, the greater the need for a thorough inspection. While Dinos haven't gotten back to the world-record $250,000 paid for one in Monterey during the boom, it's not surprising to see a very nice GTS with chairs and flares come near the $100,000 mark. Coupes are just not very popular in the US, even if they drive better, and seem to move in the $60,000-$70,000 range, again for superb examples. It appears that Dinos will always be high on the list of Ferrari collectibles, and buying one today, even at full market prices, may seem like a shrewd move in 24 months. k The 456 GT and the 550 Maranello are getting close to bar-3W gain-basement pricing. A 1995 456 now sells for as little as $75,000, while 550s can be found for $125,000. Both the 456 and the l 20 A great car for sunny Texas, but questionable in drizzly Seattle. While the 550 Barchetta may be gorgeous when topless, its impractical and very-hard-to-operate folding top makes it less than user-friendly on anything but a sunny day. Then add in the many US model 550 Barchettas on the market and the many soon-to-finally-be-legalized Euro cars about to become available here (another case of speculators seeing higher prices in the US, but by the time their cars have cleared all the necessary importation hurdles, the market here has begun to sag to nearEuropean levels). The correct market price today for a US Barchetta, in my opinion, is a more modest $275,000, while a Euro car would be hardpressed, once releases were in finally in hand, to bring $245,000.• Sports Car Market Of course, while the price of entry may be low, both normal and deferred maintenance can make these supercar bargains into money pits, as the cost of an engine may exceed 50% of the value of the car. If you have to have one of these, buy only a perfect car, and sell it before the next major service comes due. The award for chasing the market down seems to go to the dozen or so die-hards who continue to advertise Euro 550 Barchettas at prices up to (and even over) $300,000, or US-spec 550 Barchettas at prices over $300,000.


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72 THE AUCTION AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM 1957 CHEVY "CHEZOOM": SOLD FOR 5183,600 The Third Annual BarrettJackson Auction at The Petersen Automotive Museum moves to the following weekend for 2003. Traditionally held on Father's Day weekend, the 2003 Auction now on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22, will feature 350 Classic, Sports and Muscle cars. The Auction will be preceded on Thursday June 19 by the Petersen Museum Annual "Cars & Stars" Gala and auction preview. a_ • Ail. •  • 1957 PLYMOUTH FURY: SOLD FOR 532,400 " -  i  1948 TUCKER: SOID FOR 5334,80V , 6 .< 4,t 1141  1971 FERRARI 365GTB/4: SOLD FOR .5162,000 For complete event information visit BARRETT-JACKSON AUCTION COMPANY 3020 North Scottsdale Road • Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 Tel 480.421.6694 PIP) 11) ;1)f"11 AUCTION CONSIGNEE: STEVE DAVIS, VALLEY OAK AUTO, CDL # 19395


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Ferrari Profile  1973 246 GTS Dino Chassis number: 3652 Engine number: 3652 T his European-registered car has a 2,418-cc V6, double overhead camshaft, cast iron block and light alloy heads, and produces 178 bhp at 7,000 rpm. It has a five-speed manual gearbox with front and rear independent suspension with unequallength A arms, coil springs, tubular shock absorbers and four-wheel disc brakes. The forerunner to the hugely popular Ferrari 246 GT and GTS was the 206 S Speciale, a styling exercise that Pininfarina exhibited at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. This car evolved into reality when a working prototype appeared at the Turin Motor show in 1966, and by 1969 the first 246 GT Dino was shown. The V6, four overhead camshaft engine was mounted transversely behind the driver and in front of the rear axle, while the gearbox was in unit with the differential and sump. The Pininfarina-styled body was an instant success, and the fact that the car performed brilliantly ensured it sold well. There were a few detail changes during the production run, such as center-lock wheels changing to five-bolt types, and then a GTS version with removable roof panel. Just 1,274 GTSs, compared to 2,609 GTs, were built between 1969 and 1974, and they have always remained popular sports cars with classic car enthusiasts. The early history of this car is unknown. It underwent a comprehensive restoration before being imported to Europe in the late '80s. This well-presented Dino is finished in the desirable classic color combination for the marque of red with black leather and has period six-branch alloy wheels. Regularly used by the vendor, it's ready for enjoyable open-top spring and summer motoring and is currently EU registered and tax paid. This car sold for $86,292, including buyer's premium, at Christie's Retromobile Paris auction, held February 8, 2003. $86,292 is all of the money for most Dinos. Eighty-six grand for a US model in Europe that was restored over two decades ago and has been regularly driven since then is well over the top. The same car in the States would be lucky to break into the $70,000s. It would need the coveted "chairs andflares option" or unrealistically low mileage to break into the $80,000s, and it would have to be in top condition at that. There's something universally appealing about a Dino. The sensual body follows the design theme of the Pininfarina race cars and show cars of the era. The theme was a response to the introduction of mid-engine cars. These new cars required new expressions of automo- tive sound and reasonable performance. Its 195 horsepower moved the 2,300-pound Dino to 60 mph in a respectable 6.8 seconds. The power was found high in the rpm range and spirited driving required lots of gas and lots of shifting. The need for driver's input was a contrast from the big-engine Ferraris, and it made the Dino a sports car rather than a GT car The midengine design with its low center of gravity raised the bar on handling and added confidence to both novice and experienced drivers. Owners found themselves going deeper and faster through corners and looking for new twisty roads. Years produced..coupes 1969-74, spyders 1972-74 Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Clubs  Web sites  Alternatives  2,609 coupes, 1,274 spyders approx $15,000 $70,000495,000 Top frame rail, driver's side in engine compartment Side of block directly inside and in front of oil filter Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.FerrariClubofAmerica.com , www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Ferrari 348 spyder, Jaguar )3U convertible, Porsche 2.2L 91IS coupe SCM Investment Grade  bile design, and Pininfarina met the challenge with this masterpiece of compound curves. It was as modern and bold and perhaps as purely artistic as any automotive design theme before or after Pininfarina respected function but strived for beauty. The shapes were so beautiful that they almost looked feminine, yet they were so powerful they were unmistakably masculine. Driving a Dino was as exciting as looking at one. The Ferraridesigned, Fiat-built V6 is an impressive piece of work with a distinc- 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Lot #65, SIN 9278 Condition: 2 While the best examples can be a pleasure to drive, good ones are few and far between. New Dinos sold for around two-thirds the price of a contemporary Daytona, and while the missing six cylinders caused some of the disparity, there was a marked difference in the component and build quality of the Dino. Everything on the Dino looked, felt and was cheaper than the 12-cylinder Ferraris. While that meant a lower price, it also meant more maintenance. (add $7,500 for "chairs and flares") $3,000-$5,000 $160 The Ferrari for the masses cost more than the Daytona to keep up, and these cars were being sold to people who, for the most part, were less prepared to pay for the maintenance. They were quite often ridden hard and put away wet. Worn components weren't repaired until they broke and quality wasn't goal one when making repairs. A nice-looking car could have thousands of dollars of problems hiding under its skin and often did. Rust, soft cams and weak synchros are a few of the problems affecting Dinos, and any Ferrari shop can give you a list of more. A good look-over by a professional is essential for any Dino purchase. Dinos often do well at auctions; perhaps their sexy lines are a siren's song for the Benjamins in the billfold. Maybe it's because there's no pre-purchase inspection on auction cars to dispel a buyer's fantasy, or maybe it's just because Dinos look like everyone's idea of what a classic sports car should look like. Perhaps this particular car did well because Spyders are scarce in Europe. Whatever the reason, the auction fairy sprinkled magic dust on this car and the seller should be very happy.—Steve Ahlgrim (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Christie's)• COMPARABLES Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; August 19, 2000 Sold at $105,000 SCM ID# 10180 RM; Amelia Island, FL; March 9, 2002 Not sold at $55,000 SCM ID# 27242 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Lot #80, S/N 4988 Condition: 3 Sports Car Market


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58 250PF, 0943 CT, wineberry red/black, black plate CA car, original leather seats, tan wool carpet, Borranis & Engleberts, Dunlop discs, tool kit, paint & chrome nice, runs and drives great, original and unrestored. $80,000. 949-581-1635. CA 59 California Spyder, S/N 1501/GT. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 61 2506T SWB, S/N 2701/GT. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 67 330GT, 7763 CT, red, black leather, engine completely rebuilt by Jens Paulsen 7/ 02, Borranis & Michelins & discs, owner's manual and parts book, very nice paint and chrome, runs and drives fantastic. $57,900. 949-581-1635. CA 69 Dino 24661, S/N 00316, US model, beautiful red paint, 60K miles, black interior, full service, books, tools, cover, excellent condition throughout, shown at Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach. Possible Countach trade. $75,000. 561-252-0177. 71 Competition Daytona, S/N 14107. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 71 Daytona, Spyder conversion S/N 13663. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLU www.symbolicmotors.com .  858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 71 Dino 246 GT, S/N 02036, red/tan, excellent car, call for information. $56,000. 512-250-1826. TX 72 Dino 246 GTS, S/N 03998. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 72 246 GT, S/N 05028, beautiful black paint, tan interior, 35K miles, a/c, pw, books, tools & records, 2002 major service, excellent condition in and out, well sorted, beautiful driver. $58,500. 301-526-2419. MD 72 365 GTC4, red, I bought it from original owner 3 years ago and am buying a 456 GT, exc original condition. $49,000. 775530-0111. NV 72 365 GTC/4, silver/black, S/N 15629, books/tools, owned by past president FOC Netherlands, EEC duties paid. leerdam pandora.be. 32-3-3540797. Belgium 73 246 CTS Dino, beautiful silver paint with red and black interior, factory a/c, power windows, show car quality, mechanically flawless, chairs and flares, must see this car. $93,500. Scott 480-941-1707. AZ 77 308 GTB, 16,118 miles, excellent throughout. $37,500. 509-448-6879. WA 77 GTBM, yellow/black #F106AB22571, Michelotto comp car built by Wide World of Cars in 1991. Fresh Michelotto RON TONKIN GRAN TURISMO Amenea's oldest Yenari Dealership FERRARI '01 456M CT  New . 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Wait aprilia Vitt All Cars Seen At www.tonkin.com WE BUY ALL FERRARIS & MASERATIS 203 N.E. 122nd, Portland, OR 97230 (503) 255-7560 (800) 547-4455 24 DUCATI lb Services include: Appraisal Pre-Purchase Inspection Advisory Expert Witness Vehicle Location and Consignment Restoration and Collection Managemel t On-Site Auction Counscl MASERATI Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo is taking orders for the all-new Maserati Spyder and coupe. NEW VEHICLES Currently in Production Ferrari Classifieds ONLY DE INTERNET POSTING! $15. Quatrovalve engine by Classic Coach. Very fast, very beautiful, build sheets, service history, etc. $67,000. Herb Wolfe 201-894-5500 x131. NJ 78 308 GTB, black with red interior, maintained, 13,000 miles, excellent condition. $26,900. 508-247-8978. MA 78 308 GTS, black, maroon, new tires, wheels redone, new 2nd gear synchro, engine out, complete major service, runs excellent, ign tuneup, carbs rebuilt, very nice car. 50K miles, car runs excellent. 614-471-7535. OH 82 512 BBi, S/N 38713, red with black boxer trim, black dash and tan interior, 1,200 miles, all books and tools, the car is 100% original and perfect, original owner. $87,500. Mark 908-626-0922. 908-4005600. NJ 97 F310B, S/N 175. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858.4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 99 Maranello, Grigio, alloy, K&N filter, Tubi exhaust, 7,100 miles, looks and drives as new. Tires as new. 516-3651385. NY PARTS Original Ferrari factory manuals, brochures, memorabilia. Huge stock of original Ferrari items from early Scuderia Ferrari to current Enzo Ferrari model and everything in between. Download catalog at www.ferrariliterature.com . 407-292-6363. Fax 407-566-9625. FL. 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Quail Lodge 15 August Sale of Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Automobilia, Jewelry and Watches 15 August 2003 Consignments are now invited Entries are now invited for this year's internationally renowned auction of Collectors' Motor Cars at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club. Now in its sixth year this annual West Coast sale has become synonymous with fine cars and record prices, and this year's sale will be further complimented by a selection of outstanding collectors' automobilia, timepieces and jewelry. USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San B? uno Avenut: San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 UK Eionhams Montpelier Street London SW7 1HH +44 (0) 20 7393 3900 Enquiries to: Mark Osborne on +(415) 391 4000, mark .osborne@bonhams.com, Andrew Reilly +(415) 503 3285, andrewreilly@bonhams.com , or Malcolm Barber +(415) 861 7500, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com Pictured: The ex-Don Ricardo 1957 Mercedes-Benz 30051. "Gullwing' sold at Quail Lodge 2002 for $244,500 Europe Bonhams 10 Rue Blavicinac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160


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English Car Profile 1967 MGB-GT Coupe Chassis number: GHD3L97089 T he MGB was introduced in 1962 as an answer to the growing knowledge and desire of economically minded enthusiasts for a more powerful and also more comfortable sports car. Although stronger and larger than the MGA, from which it is derived, the MGB actually weighed 40 pounds less and its performance was substantially improved over previous models. Three years later, MG introduced the MGB-GT coupe. In appearance, the MGB-GT had the same basic body as the MGB. The windshield was a bit raised to allow for a higher roofline. As such, the roof ran back in a slight curve over the doors and rear side windows, and then down into the rear quarter panels. A small hatch provided access to the rear luggage compartment while a tiny rear seat folded down to give more luggage capacity. Although the coupe bodywork added some 270 pounds, its aerodynamics actually improved the car's handling and top speed, while the large rear side windows and glass hatch heightened visibility. In short, the MGB-GT offered enclosed comfort with sportscar handling. The 1967 MGB-GT coupe offered here has received a restoration conducted to the highest standards, with 25 miles driven since. The engine has been rebuilt to factory specifications using new pistons, valves, guides, springs and hardware. The fuel tank has been hot tanked, cleaned and epoxy sealed. It has a new radiator and a completely new brake system. The suspension was completely refinished and rebuilt using new bushings, hardware and components. The body has been stripped and repaired with new sheet metal, resealed with epoxy and then painted and color sanded. The bright trim has been restored, while the interior and headliner have been replaced with Connolly reproductions. Chrome wire wheels accent the graceful chromed bumpers. Built before US emissions regulations began to sap the power of MG's 1798-cc, inline four-cylinder engine, this great example provides a taste of classic British sports car tradition, while offering a worthwhile investment to the car collector. This car offered without reserve, sold for $17,600, including buyer's premium, at RM's Amelia Island auction March 8, 2003. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  SCM Investment Grade  The early MGBs and MGB-GTs represent all that was right with the British car industry in the '60s. Their final versions represent all that went wrong. The B-GT was the first mass-produced hatchback sports coupe, a body design that continues today with the Mercedes C230 and BMW 318ti. Although MG had fiddled with the coupe concept when it grafted a permanent hardtop onto the MGA, it wasn't until the B-GT that it got it right. The B-GT offered the same types of interior plusses long enjoyed by Porsche 356 and 911 owners: enormous amounts of interior space for a sporting car, along with accommodations, in a pinch, for friends. The 1967 B and B-GT were the best of their breed. With twin-SU carburetors, a handsome non-padded dash and wire wheels with knock-off spinners, they looked and drove like a sports car should. Kruse; Scottsdale, AZ; January 10, 2003 Sold at $4,876 SCM ID# 29785 Lot #429, S/N GHD5WB223630G Condition: 3 1971 MGB-GT Alternatives. 1971-73 Volvo 1800ES Sportwagon, 1965-66 Ford Mustang GT, '72-'74 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 Web site B (1965-67), C (1968-74) Unfortunately, British Leyland had neither the willpower nor the . financial resources to deal with the 1968 and later US safety and emission regulations in anything but the most perfunctory manner Over the years, the engines grew less powerful, the dashes lost their visual purity to padding and, with the final B convertible, huge rubber bumpers and a raised ride height (to meet US headlight regulations) made them into a parody of themselves. The 1975-80 Bs wheezed down the road—reduced to drag-racing VW Beetles for excitement—and leaned mightily into turns on their tippy suspensions. $6,000-$9,000 1965-67, $5,000-$7,000 1968-74 $400 $30 1965-74 125,597 $3,195 Chassis # ....Left inner fender, just behind radiator Engine #  Club  On block, under middle spark plugs North American MGB Register, PO Box 3203, Kent, OH 44240 www.british-cars.org.u1c/kimber B-GTs were spared these indignities, as production ceased in 1974. Nonetheless, the car sold here, a 1967 model, is absolutely the one to have. With B-GTs offered in the local Auto Traderfor $5,000 and less, why pay more than three times that for this car? Simply because the cheapies you see will be, without exception, clapped-out cars that need everything from front wheel bearings to exhaust tips. The planned duty cycle for sports cars of the '60s, in my estimation, was somewhere around five years or 75,000 miles. If you had asked the folks who were building MGBs, in 1967, how their cars would be holding up 36 years later; no doubt they would have injured themselves as they fell to the ground, laughing. Further; cheap sports cars are generally bought by those who run them hard and don't take very good care of them. And, as with each successive owner the value of the cars diminishes further and further; the amount of maintenance they get goes from "is it broken, let's fzx it," to "can we still drive it broken like that?". Even at nearly $18,000, this MGB-GT should be considered well bought. Assuming it is properly fettled, the new owner can enjoy it right away. The car will be properly garaged and taken out for a few thousand fun miles every year. With this use pattern, it should be "like new for a decade. And using that math, paying $1,800 a year; or $150 a month, to drive a true classic sports car doesn't seem like very much, does it?—Keith Martin (Historic and descriptive information courtesy ofRM.)* COMPARABLES  Kruse; Scottsdale, AZ; January 10, 2003 Sold at $4,293 SCM ID# 29773 Lot #135, S/N GHD5UA189789G Condition: 4 1970 MGB-GT


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English Car Classifieds ASTON-MARTIN 52 DB2, coupe, apart since 1957, very complete, 2 pair PF770 headlights. $15,500. 303-588-0651. CO 66 DB6 Vantage, body-on restoration, brilliant silver, black Connolly leather, rhd, ZF 5-spd, several Show awards, ready to drive and show, 24-ft custom enclosed trailer with Aston decals and sign. $65,000. 317745-5625. IN AUSTIN 66 Mini, 1098cc, 4-spd, +/- 46K, silver, cloth, restored 3 years ago, runs & drives perfectly. $5,950. 972-964-8284. TX 72 Mini 1100, English driver's side, garage kept, 57,042 miles, great condition, no rust, silver body, black vinyl top, original inte - rior. $11,900. 540-890-2030. VA AUSTIN-HEALEY 55 100-4 BN1, with 4-spd, totally restored, red over cream, black interior. 405-3823522. OK 55 100S, fully race prepared for Vintage Racing, 2002 Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance contender at Burlingham Club. White over lobelia blue, FIA papers, SVRA blue book. Full information pack available for serious inquiries. meford464@aol.com. $125,000. Mary Ellen Ford 434-923-8389. VA 56 100/4 BN2, Pacific green w/black interior completed in Jan 03, this previously restored car has undergone a complete engine, driveline, hydraulic, electrical, interior and exterior professional restoration by Von's Austin-Healeys. bhuselton@aol.com . $35,000. 843-342-5471. SC ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. 58 100-6, 2-tone Healey blue, blue leather, great condition, recent mechanical overhaul by Healey specialist, runs and drives great. $18,750. 405-749-9266. OK 59 Sprite, 948 cc, new clutch, rib case trans, red/black, runs great, all original. $12,500. 562-433-1998. CA 65 3000, one owner car, rust-free and excellent mechanically, red with red interior. $29,400. 860-693-0303. CT 67 3000 BJ8 Mark III, 66,000 miles, exceptionally fine example of a true classic, needs only minor cosmetics or drive as is. $29,700. 585-265-95 I 1. NY BENTLEY 30 Birkm Blower, Bentley, magnificent recreation in 2001 on a 1935 Rolls-Royce chassis. Aluminum bodywork over an ash frame, 4.5-liter supercharged Bentley Mk IV engine producing 225 bhp. Built by Peterson Engineering. Other recreations available by special order. www.continen talautosports.com, 630-655-3535. IL JAGUAR 50 Mk V, saloon, rhd, silver-grey, brown interior, stored inside 10 years, no rust, sunroof, 80,154 kilometers, excellent car. George 614-471-7535. OH 51 XK 120, fixed head coupe, black, red leather, good running, driving condition, new exhaust, tires, batteries, in storage, great condition. Too many projects. mpenzenik@aol.com . $26,500. Mike 561736-3010. FL The Morgan Factory has just announced This is the last year of Plus 8 availability in USA NO REPLACEMENT MODEL IN SIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT! BUY OR ORDER THE BEST PLUS 8 EVER BUILT BEFORE IT'S HISTORY! NEW CALIFORNIA LEGAL Pars 8's: LOTUS INFERNO RED METALLIC, late May delivery. BMW TITANIUM SILVER, Late May delivery MULSANNE GREEN, SOLD!!! BLU POZZI, (2002 model SOLD!) 2003 late May delivery BLACK EMERALD, In Stock! GRIGIO INGRID METALLIC, late April Delivery PRE-OWNED: '87 PUB 8, Silver Alloy/black leather, 22k miles, new top, reclining seats... '84 PLUS 8, Corsa Red/black SS buckets, 35k miles, Euro bumpers, rack and pinion... '70 PLUS 8, Red/black wings/black leather, alloy body, concou3 standard restoration, RHD! '67 PLUS 4, BRG/black leather, painted wie wheels, mechanically gone Ulu stem to stem! '66 PLUS 4, Two owner car to '97. All original, 87k miles, 72 spoke wheels... '65 FOUR FOUR SERIES V RACING MORGAN, BRG, 1550cc engine, balanced, steel crank and rods, Lotus twin cam pistons, many race modifications. Fast, sorted and fresh! '64 PLUS 4 DROPHEAD SUPERSPORT, #5730, Brick Red Exterior/Dark Tan interior, frame off restoration. 4 Best in Class, Pebble Beach, Cambria, etc. Totally correcL LHD. '63 PLUS 4 FOUR PASSENGER, #5258, red/black leather, painted wire wheels. '63 4/4 SERIES V,#B999. Black over Red. Fast and easy to drive with an excellent power to weight ratio! '57 PLUS 4 DROPHEAD COUPE, Moss Green/choose your leather, stunning example. Lovingly done with great attention to detail! VINTAGE RALLY EQUIPMENT: Halda, Heuer, Minerva, Breitling. WWW.MORGANWEST.NET • 3003 PICO BOULEVARD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 USA DENNIS GlAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR • (310) 998-3311 28 Sports Car Market 53 XK 120, roadster, Olde English White with red leather, older total restoration, c/r gearbox, painted wire wheels, heated garage always, 50 miles on driveline, looks and runs excellent. $36,500. Tony 5 16-3222465. NY 54 XK 120M, roadster, white/red, older body-otT restoration, very nice car, numbers match, no rust, straight, everything good or better, excellent maintenance, drive it home. $38,000. 707-763-9652. CA 55 0-type, S/N XKD-515. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 56 XK 120, dhc, matching numbers. Florida car, runs and drives perfectly, excellent chrome, leather, carpet, wood and headliner, no rust. clese16809@aol.com . $35,000. 404-291-0497. 404-231-0324. GA 64 E-type, coupe, orig blWred, nut and bolt restoration except cosmetics, same owner 25 years. $15,550. 310-670-9575. CA 67 XKE Series I, two-seater coupe, just turned 30,000 miles, probably one of the finest remaining original condition cars, no rust, matching numbers of course. $29,000. Bob 303-526-9570. CO 67 E-Type, OTS, BRG, biscuit, stunning restoration on southwestern car, every nut, bolt, hose and system has been replaced with NOS or new, less than 800 miles on restoration, average score 99.86 JCNA, runs flawlessly. $61,250. 315-424-1657. eves. 315-329-0201. NJ 70 XICE Sll, roadster, willow green/black, I-owner California car, meticulously maintained, new everything, recent service, runs and looks perfect, no stories, receipts for life of car. 275sbcglobal.net . $55,000. Morris 323-654-7551. CA 74 E-type V12, roadster, all original, purchased new by me, signal red with biscuit interior, black top, this car has been driven by only one driver for its 52,241 miles since delivery, I have all original paper work, everything works great including a/c, no winters. $47,000. 518-861-5314. NY LOTUS 70 Type 61, Formula Ford, Holbay, gold leaf colors, chassis #AM3, race-ready. $18,000. 334-559-1588. AL MG 48 TC, red, biscuit interior, tan top, former show car, fabulous condition. $24,999. 707-963-7911. CA 53 TD, red, Nardi steering wheel, restored, garage kept, well cared for, original radio & rare hardtop w/all books and extra parts, purcahsed from 2nd owner. carverschaf@ao.com . $17,500. 847-9 I 77655. Fax 920-854-7778. IL TVR 72 Model 2500 Vixen, (new chassis hybrid), excellent mechanical condition, many systems rebuilt, interior very good, could benefit from a respray, very sound English sports car, a real driver, can deliver. $7,000. 515-295-5185. IA • 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! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 Fax: 415-543-5112 ?Email: info@cosdel.com Ne Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions.


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Market Report Overview !'59 MM-winning Ferrari TdF brings nearly S1 .2m at Christie's Retromobile sale. 1. 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK, $3,329,087, C 2.1932 Bugatti Type 55 SS, $1,814,670, C 3.1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight, $1,375,000, RM 4. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT TdF, $1,196,910, C SALES THIS ISSUE 5.1928 Bugatti, Type 35B Grand Prix, $1,018,670, C 6.1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K cabriolet, $995,393, C 7. 1930 Meredes-Benz 71055 cabriolet, $910,751, C 1,410 ' ft).‘ THIS MONTH: SCM Experts rate 181 cars! T his month, SCM brings you on-site reports from Australia, Switzerland, Paris, England, Florida, New Jersey and California. Our analysts have personally examined every car that appears in SCM-we and you both know that trying to accurately determine the condition of a car solely from an auction catalog can be a daunting, if not impossible, task. So this month, our new editorial manager, Stephen Siegel (formerly with the St. Louisbased The Sporting News), has been watching his inbox fill with reports from eight different auctions, in five different countries. We've added eight pages to SCM this month just to cram 181 cars in, with another 250 that will appear in the online database in addition to the 30,000 entries already there. Both Christie's and Poulain should be pleased with their Paris events, as each succeeded in getting a couple of milliondollar-plus cars to change hands. The crowd Total sales (in millions $13.0 $11.0 $9.0 $7.0 $5.0 $3.0 $1.0 2001  • SCM 1 6 Scale  - • el 'a ill:  RM - Amelia Island • .466 4=IM "Side RM, Amelia Island, FL (RM)  Christie's, Paris, France (C)  2002  Artcurial - Paris  • 1 National concours standard/perfect  2 Ver food club (amours some small flaws  3. Average daily driver in decent condition  4 Still a driver but with some as larent flaws  2003 Christie's - Retromobile Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur, Paris, France (A)  H&H, Derbyshire, UK (H)  p.30 p.40 p.46 p.50 G. Potter King, Atlantic City, NJ (G)  p.54 McCormick, Palm Springs, CA (M)  p.55 Shannons, Melbourne, Australia (S) p.58 Bonhams, Geneva, Switzerland (B) p.60 5- A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6 A wretched car onl 'nod for lofts and results at RM Amelia were enthusiastic, although the $7.7m RM hammered down represented a significant drop from the $13m it sold in 2002. It should be noted that, perhaps in recognition of an uncertain economy, RM didn't have nearly the same number of ultra-expensive cars on offer this year as it did last. Our collector car market seems to be trundling along just fine, with great cars like the TdF, the lightweight E-type and the Type 55 surprising everyone with their current-era record-breaking prices. Before you buy your next car, take a moment to figure out exactly how you want to use it, and buy the condition that most closely fits your needs. If you're heading for Pebble, then of course, pay up for the best. But if it's summer-time touring you're considering, a road-worn, condition-3+ car may be just the ticket, and you'll probably save 50% over the concours car as well.-ED. "Best Buys 1. 1960 AC Aceca Bristol, $48,400, RM 2. 1948 Nardi MM spyder, $275,000, RM 3. 1964 Karmann Ghia coupe, $8,427, C 4. 1961 Jaguar XKE roadster, $39,000, S 5. 1986 Ferrari Testarossa, $45,103, B 8.1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe, $750,000, RM 9.1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, $721,710, C 10. 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K cabriolet, $487,542, C


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Market Reports  RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Amelia Island, Florida March 8 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots. Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate: Sale total.   Peter Bainbridge 94  _ 64 68% $7,758,925 High sale: #82, 1963 Jaguar Lightweight HKE factory competition coupe, sold for $1,375,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium: 10% (Included in prices of sold lots.) Island Concours d'Elegance have done a remarkable job of creating and developing a major new event in just eight short years. This year, however, was a real challenge. The Sunday concours, normally held on the golf course next to the Ritz-Carlton, was a rainout of huge proportions. Quick thinking saved the day, as the event was partially held in the RM auction tents and the ballroom and garage of the Ritz. Next year, I'll bring a rain coat and an umbrella. As we all know, that will guarantee a sunny day.—D.K. Bill Warner and the staff at the Amelia ENGLISH #72-1926 BENTLEY 3-LITER SPEED MODEL Boattail Skiff. Body by Vanden Plas. S/N 330. Eng. #DE1211. Cream and brown/brown leather. R}-1D. Ex-Briggs Cunningham, consigned by Collier Collection. Report by John Apen, Dave Brownell, Scott Featherman, Dave Kinney, Raymond Milo and Steve Serio Market opinions in italics After suffering through a lifetime of events with Porta-Potties for bathroom facilities, funnel cakes and hot dogs for food and the indifferent, if not hostile attitude of locals, the cotton hand towels, full-service restaurant and truly welcoming attitude of the North Florida citizens stand out. Interesting sales include a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL alloy Gullwing, which sold for a tidy $750,000, a Touring-bodied Maserati 5000 GT, which went for $495,000, and, of course, the top seller, a 1963 Jaguar Lightweight E-type competition car that brought in $1,375,000. A couple no-sales of note were a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K special roadster, with a high bid of $2,275,000, and a Derham-bodied 1935 Duesenberg Model J sedan that was bid up to $280,000. sive. The Amelia Island sale has become a major part of the winter auction calendar. And all of the puzzle pieces necessary to keep this event successful are in place: a warm-climate venue, a beachfront luxury hotel, relatively quick access to a wellserved airport and a major concours as the signature event. To hold a successful auction, some basic elements are always necessary. They include a good selection of automobiles, a willing and enthusiastic audience, a location that makes sense for both buyers and sellers and more than a little bit of luck. Where some auction companies seem to have problems coming up with cars for their events, RM has been able to draw a good selection of high-quality cars with what seems to be reasonable reserves. Buyers and sellers, following the "if you consign it, they will come" principle, absolutely packed the tents at Amelia Island. R M auctions continues to show strength. Despite a faltering economy, its sale rate of 68%, for a total of $7,758,925 in sales, is impres- Chassis replaced due to accident decades ago. Very attractive boattail skiff body, one of 3 built on Bentley chassis by Vanden Plas. Original engine in car. Very good appearance throughout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $121,000. A relative bargain, and bought by a prominent vintage Bentley dealer Car needs to be taken out, have the hell driven out of it and acquire a few stone chips in the process. Then it will look like a proper Speed Model Bentley. 1951 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N 671280. Black/red. LHD. 20-year-old restoration, recently serviced. A nice, somewhat tired old car. Other than the color #92 - 0)47 30  Chrome wires, excellent paint, okay door fit. Early competition history includes '54 Nassau Trophy race and Great American Mountain Rallye. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,800. I of 8 built. Very good offer for a very good Allard, although its scarcity is somewhat offset by the small engine versus the 2200-cc Ford six available in the alternative-model 2 I Z Palm Beach roadsters. Big Healey money for a cult car #85-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN Drophead Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N LSNF-41. Burgundy, red sides/ saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 79,963 miles. pc I* fith combination, which is desirable, this is just a car—although it appears it has always been loved and properly, if not fanatically, taken care of. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,200. A real tweener—not nice enough to be a great original and too nice to actually need a full restoration. Sale price seems reasonable for a car that can just be used and enjoyed. #50-1952 MG TD Roadster. S/N TD/ 20174. Eng. #XPAG/TD2/20/540. Cream yellow/green leather. LHD. Odo: 77,684 miles. Reported body-off restoraton in 1999. Fair quality respray, uneven in areas, some overspray. Interior overall presentable. Six-cylinder, automatic. Very nice or better throughout. Excellent chrome, top and wood. Dash has AM/FM CD player very cleanly installed. Paint has a few flaws (crack in rear by trunk, glob on driver's door) but is quite nice overall. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. Very handsome Park Ward coachwork on a Dawn chassis, this was one of my favorite cars at the auction. Sale price full market, but no real surprise, as paint flaws can be easily corrected. #56 1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N - S675341. Eng. #F26948S. Red/black. LHD. Full restoration, including performance upgrades to the motor. JCNA 99.9-point trailer queen. I would have liked to have seen it prior to the restoration. Leather not the right qual- Sports Car Market k *IL -il_411:7P_rk -:.:—.....,- , RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL Chrome okay. Engine compartment tidy. Chassis mostly clean with some fresh undercoating. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,500. Reported ownership history since new and original mileage. Has the tonneau cover and three-bow frame convertible top and side curtains. Decent buy considering condition and history. Roadster. S/N 21Z5081. Red/tan leather. LHD. Uses four-cylinder English Ford Consul 1500 engine with Aquaplane hop-up kit. #26 1953 ALLARD 21C Palm Beach -


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RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL  Market Reports ity, rubber seals poor-fitting in obvious spots, brightwork too flashy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $59,400. Another 99-point, over-restored car Over the top, but not in a good way. It almost looked like a toy model. If you wanted one restored like this, it's money well spent, but fyou want original elegance, it's just not there. #106-1956 AC ACE BRISTOL Roadster. S/N BEX 226. Eng. #546D. British Racing Green/moss green leather. LHD. Perfect panel fit, no-stories car. If the mechanicals are as er. LHD. Odo: 69,787 miles. Nice fit and finish, although hood gaps need adjusting. Great colors for an AC coupe. Nice wood, excellent leather. Later series Blaupunkt AM/FM looks good, not out of place. Unfortunate recently damaged taillight lens is an easy fix. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,400. Purchased by a dealer; well-known for his acumen in finding and reselling quality AC automobiles. I feel there's money left on the table for him to make, as this was a very likable AC in a handsome color combination. #36-1961 MORGAN PLUS 4 Super Sports. S/N 4828. Black/red. LHD. Roll bar, fire system and cut-off switch. Pebble Beach "display" history. Better than new Morgan, re- 11Wit good as exterior and as described, it is as good as new. Not overly restored. One could complain about the drum brakes, but they were more than adequate at the time. Books, tools, weather equipment. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,500. In the upper range of market valuation, but well bought. Not an over-restored trailer queen, but actually a car you could drive to and from concours, with a trophy between the seats. #37-1960 MGA Coupe. S/N GHDL85216. Gray/black with gray piping. LHD. Odo: 218 stored well and correctly at a very high cost and standard. High-fender alloy body. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $50,600. Certainly the way to buy something at someone else's expense. Beautiful detailing, great color combination, a relative deal considering the work that went into it. Bought by an SCM'er. #82-1963 JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT VICE Factory Competition Coupe. S/N S850660. Light gray, red and blue stripes/black leather. RHD. Stored for many years, discovered in 1998 and sold for $872,050 at 1998 RM small details incorrect but overall a top-notch TR4A. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,800. These are usually such edgy cars that it was nice to see one in excellent condition. Not sure about the supercharger, that seems a bit like a science project. Strong money for a strong example. A smart way to buy; try to build one for less. #83-1967 MGB-GT Coupe. S/N GHD3L97089. Red/black leather with red piping. LHD. Fresh, fine quality restoration. ing. LHD. Odo: 60,477 miles. Fresh, decent quality restoration. Paint decent, left side door fit off. Chrome good except for door handles, window trim shows age. Interior nicely done. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,700. Very strong price paid; SCM Price Guide for this condition is around $12,500. However, beautifully restored "cheap" sports cars of the '60s continue to bring more and more money—they're still inexpensive compared to new cars, and more fun. #31-1966 TRIUMPH TR4A Roadster. S/N CTC66861L. Black/black. LHD. Restored, includes higher performance upgrades to motor. Hard top included. Fitted with Judson supercharger and electronic ignition. Some miles. Reported fresh restoration to show driver. Paint and panel fit very nice, though right door off a bit at bottom and left door somewhat hard to close. Interior well done, gauges nice. Brightwork good. Engine and chassis well presented. Tinted glass. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,500. Tinted glass was a bit strange, but overall a nice enough example of a relatively unloved car It wasn't until the B-GT that MG got the closed sports car thing right. This price was on the high side, but the car had a lot of eyeball. #114-1960 AC ACECA BRISTOL Coupe. S/N BEX739. Eng. #100D613. Blue/red leath- May, 2003  Monterey. Well-known around the world. As usable as it is attractive. First in class, Sebring, 1963. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,375,000. The highlight of the sale, the rarest of rare Jaguars restored to an impeccable standard without compromising the original condition of the car. Where would you find another one? A real piece of Jaguar history. 58% more than in 1998, and still reasonable. #113-1965 MGB Roadster. S/N GHN 3L50756. White/red leather with white pip- Very minor paint and fit flaws. Interior and trim nicely done. Chassis and engine bay highly detailed. Chrome wires. Sharp appearance. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,600. Reported to be driven 25 miles since restoration; hope those were the post-restoration "sorting" miles. While this is a decent enough restoration, it was to "visual concours" rather than MG National standards. High price, but deserved. #47-1967 JAGUAR XICE 4.2-LITER Roadster. S/N 1E13594. Dark blue/gray. LHD. JCNA National Champion, UK and US 31


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Market Reports  RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL restoration. Detailed undercarriage, no speck left unrestored. A true 99.9-point car, tastefully done, wonderfully presented. 4.2-liter, inline six-cylinder engine, synchronized four-speed. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $95,700. Arguably one of the nicest cars at the sale. Could not fault. Sale price was still less than the cost of the restoration. Desirable year model, etc. Another $15k wouldn't have surprised. #48-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Vo- lante. S/N DB6 EB VC 3718/R. California sage/green. LHD. Partial restoration, converted from RHD. Looked nice but lacked correct details. Suspect panel fit in a number of spots, interior lessened by incorrect stereo and speakers, RID to LHD conversion not 100%. Incorrect rims and poor-fitting grille. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $126,500. All the money, but this is a hot segment of the market. If God is in the details, this agnostic needs to go to church. After a few sessions in the detailer's confessional, will be worth substantially more. #54-1967 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I 4.2LITER Roadster. S/N 1E1398 I . Carmine red/black. LHD. 100% restored, bridesmaid to Lot #47 at JCNA. Handful of miles since restoration completed. Some of the details were for test miles since. Neat, but extremely limited use. Double wishbone four-wheel independent suspension, new tires. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $135,000. Number 37 of 50 produced, and the 1st of 20 in race trim. Put gas in it and race on your own track, maybe? Tough-selling cars, and popping up more often at auctions now Blackhawk sold S/N 40 for $525k, Tokyo, '92. Those were the days. #32-2002 GINETTA G20 Roadster. S/N SA3CXPG202N030035. White/red. LHD. 1.8-liter Mazda Miata base four-cylinder engine, five-speed. Fully optioned, Minilite wheels, tonneau, as-new. Aluminum floor Strong money for a car with a number of obvious paint flaws. #40-1991 JAGUAR XJR15 Race Car. S/N XJR15001 - RACE. Blue/black. RHD. 450bhp, 60-degree all-alloy fuel-injected V12, sixspeed. Race ready, TRW restored, only driven sold a similar car for $2,970,000 in 2001. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $2,275,000. Opened at a million and proceeded from there. Reserve rumored to be $3 million. After-sale negotiations bogged down and car went back to California-based collection of Gen. William Lyon. He wanted to sell because he just bought a 540K Special roadster #46-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Coupe. S/N 1980435500786. Silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 919 miles. Alloy body. Recent high-quality restoration. Paint finish, panel fit and straightness very good. Interior with optional fitted luggage well done, yet leather not quite original texture. Chrome Rudge knockoffs. Reported to have well-documented history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $750,000. 1,374 300SL coupes were produced, only 29 allaluminum bodies were made; all still exist. Engine, brakes and suspension were also enhanced. M-B Classic Center documented this example "original as delivered" mechanical components. Fair price. #57-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N 5500882. Gray metallic/ black leather. LHD. Fresh restoration. Paint quality standard, right door fit tight, rear lower quarters appear thick. Chrome nice, except door handles pitted. Interior good, binding curiously incorrect. Obviously considered a 99.9-point car, but a bit over the top for my taste, to the point where it didn't look real. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,700. For me, simply over-restored Too much of a good thing. And that's perhaps why it brought $10k less than Lot #47. Still, a handsome car that will impress. #64-1967 JAGUAR XKE SERIES I 4.2-LITER Roadster. S/N 1E12836. Eng. #7E8565-9. Opalescent blue/dark blue. LHD. Partial older restoration in a tasteful color combination, looked like a great driver. Nice panel fit, very clean interior. Could have used a good wet sanding and a great engine detailing. Chrome wires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,700. 32 panels, fiberglass body panels, fully independent suspension with A-arms and coil-over shock absorbers. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. A Miata in drag without the name recognition, not to mention the XK-like front end. Virtually new, a hobgoblin of design, and with limited venues to use it in. Yes, it's cheap fun, but to what end? GERMAN #69-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Special Roadster. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 105380. Red/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 43,617 km. Chromed suspension consistent with its appearance as 1935 Berlin show car. Few paint chips, yellowing on headlight reflectors, but still spectacular to behold. One of 29 Roadsters and Special Roadsters built. RM _ A ---411H11 (,) , coming off some carpet edges. Chassis clean and engine compartment freshenedup. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. Price a bit high, even factoring in recent refurbishing expenses. Attention to detail with some of the work raises doubts. No mention of hard top. Market price for 190SLs continues to go up due to popularity and escalating cost of proper restoration. #109-1957 PORSCHE 550 SPYDER RE-CREATION Roadster. S/N P57021964. Silver/burgundy. LHD. Tube frame, four- Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL #104-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LONG WHEELBASE CALIFORNIA Spyder. S/N 1307. Eng. #1307. Turquoise/black. LHD. Odo: 2,045 km. US owner for 30 years, recently restored by Autosport in Italy. Open- cylinder Volkswagen engine, four-speed, fiberglass body. Paint condition fine, chassis and interior clean and look fresh. Four-wheel finned drum brakes, chromed steel wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,400. While a nice-looking recreation, with a simple VW powerplant and obvious replica look, $37,000 seems like a lot for what it really is and does. #117-1964 PORSCHE 356C Cabriolet. S/N 159108. Light gray/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 6,195 miles. Reported recent full restoration. Paint quality appears fair, tape lines, overspray raise questions. Panel gaps off. Interior comers of floor. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $48,400. Used race cars are hard to value at auction; most mechanicals are a great unknown. RM's David Gooding announced on the block that a $6,000 engine rebuild had been completed recently. Successful FIA rally history. Price seemed fair as presented. ITALIAN #75-1948 NARDI-DANESE MILLE MIGLIA Spyder. S/N 948.11. Eng. #923704. Red/red. RHD. Alfa 2.5-liter, six-cylinder, 2500 SS race engine. Known provenance since headlight car in original, but unattractive, color. Plenty of plastic filler. Chassis, once clean and undercoated, now has surface rust and dirt. Belly pans missing. Dual distributors. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. Ungainly dash extension to house after-market radio, which made dash switch relocation to box between seats necessary. Dash design not seen on any other Californias. Open headlights, color and weird dash make high bid fair Not sold at $840k, RM 9/02. #49-1960 MASERATI 5000 GT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 103.004. Green/tan. LH D. Odo: 164 miles. Perfectly restored 5000, decently done, paint runs on dash, clock old. Trim fine. Chassis and engine clean. Vendor states it has the "SC" engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $47,300. Top price paid considering apparent quality issues with restoration. Confidence in well-sorted mechanicals and suspension, critical for proper-performing 356, may be in question due to obvious visual imperfections. Where is the Kardex? #103-1981 PORSCHE 935 K4 930-Based Race Car. S/N K4-002. Black/black. LHD. Battle-weary appearance. Panel fit fine for application, paint chipped and cracked. Inte- US importation in 1954. Great unrestored patina. Most Nardis were powered by small Fiat engines, so this is the ultimate triple-carbed, 145-hp example of Italian postwar creativity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $275,000. Impressive history, many recent prestigious vintage races and concours and eligible for any vintage event on the planet. A quarter of the cost of the equivalent Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa, and probably faster. #74-1957 DUAL GHIA CONVERTIBLE. Body by Ghia. S/N D5007715. Crème won Pebble Beach Maserati 5000 class in 1999. Runs, even if not fettled, and has made the drive to three or four concours fields. 5liter 450S race engine, gear-driven cams, V8, four Weber IDM45 carbs, four-speed. Touring bodied. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $495,000. Of the 34 5000 GTs built, this is 1 of 2 powered by a modified engine. Many think it 's one of the least attractive of the 5000s, including tacky gold-plated instruments. Strong price for a car that already been shown at all major concours. 1961 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 0093. Eng. #0090. Navy/red. LHD. Odo: 51,107 km. Nice, not perfect restoration. Trunk fit off a bit. Dent in nose. #112 - rior worn and dirty. Wheels look fine, racing slicks. Mechanical condition unknown. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $123,200. When properly driven, these cars can be very fast. It helps if your name is Hurley. Fair enough price. #115-1984 PORSCHE 911SC/RS Coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZES100505. White with Rothmans livery/black cloth. LHD. Odo: 23,225 km. Catalog stated "presented exactly as last raced." This car is what it is, a hardused racing car. Looks fine at 20 feet. Paint fair, many chips, cracks. Front bumper cracked. Interior dirty, evidence of "crash wrinldes" in 34 yellow/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,488 miles. Appears to be a very good restoration now with some wear issues. Town & Country radio. Some paint slowly turning into rot under driver's door. Not too late to save with some body work and paint; throw some leather into the interior at the same time. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $84,700. Dual Ghias are rare cars that make an interesting addition to any collection. 99 built, perhaps fewer than 50 remain. B-J got $124k for a perfect one in January 2003, so this price is very fair, if not even a slight bargain. Beautifully done interior. Recently found, and fitted, rare original wheels need refinishing. Period-correct Pirelli C67 tires. Sold at Bonhams August 2002 for $90,500. 25-year documentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $107,800. I Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  of 56 1600 GTs, 32 of which were Zagato cars and only some of those had the double-bubble roof Considering commissions and cost of getting the rare correct wheels, the owner probably broke even, but he got to drive it 135 km. #55-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA Coupe. S/N 4271 SA. Eng. #4271. Navy/ tan. LHD. Odo: 68,400 miles. Restored 12 years ago by Terry Hoyle. Windshield molding exhaust. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $308,000. Over 1,400 made; some sold new for $1m, over twice list. $300k is all the money; we've seen cars with far fewer miles sell for less. Attention, new owner: Every mile driven will cost $10 in depreciation and $5 for maintenance. as well as some other chrome not holding up. Paint chips and other defects indicate regular use. Involved in major accident many years ago, properly repaired. Overall, nice driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $341,000. Great cars with well-finished Pininfarina bodies and time-proved mechanicals, including disc brakes. Full price for one needing some attention. Previously sold at RM Waldorf sale, on 9/02, for $357,500. #94-1967 ISO GRIFO 7-LITER Coupe. S/N 250223. Ruby red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 12,603 miles. 427-c.i., 400-hp Chevy V8. Debate raged all weekend about what this car #118-1995 FERRARI 456 GT Berlinetta. S/N 101592. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 27,722 miles. Tubi exhaust, fitted luggage, CD changer, radar detector and alarm. Seat wear, stone #31797HC. Red, black/black leather. LHD. Splashy color scheme, seats re-dyed, door fit off, one saggy door handle but a great looking car nonetheless, and worthy of the name "Speedster." OHC straight-eight promises impressive performance. SOLD AT $163,900. Classic Stutzes are finally beginning to gain the money they deserve. Mechanically sophisticated, great looking, with a proud competition history here and in Europe, these are thoroughbred motorcars in every sense of the word. #61-1931 DUESENBERG J Convertible Victoria. Body by Rollston. S/N 2126. Eng. #J104. Dark green/dark green leather. LHD. Odo: 109 miles. Door fit slightly off, superb in- chips and fresh-from-the-trip interior detritus attest to it being a driver. Current owner has had it for sale for a year, asking close to low estimate of $75,000. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Plenty of pristine, low-mileage 456s available in more attractive colors, and the crowd bid it to a low no-sale. But hey, the owner didn't have to fight for a parking spot at the Ritz all weekend. was. RM was honest: Two 327-powered Grifos with same S/N exist. No proof offered of authenticity, not a car for a faint-of-heart bidder. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $83,600. Maybe the buyer knows something that makes it worth a new record auction price. Nice condition, and should be exhilarating performance. #80-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Spyder. S/N 14199. Yellow/tan and black. LHD. Odo: 53,849 miles. Well-executed conversion to Daytona Spyder by Carrozeria Autosport in Modena. Inner fender pan- el done in metal, like real Spyder, even if not done exactly like factory. Huge, rare, original Dinoplex electronic ignition boxes and hood struts. Nice paint. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. Seems well done, appears very original. As cut Daytonas are generally worth about the same as coupes; this bid was fair enough. 36 known French artist Georges Wolinski. New seats, tires and fresh tune. All race maintenance by factory during 1996 and 1997 campaigns. Completely race-ready. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $113,000. Problem is, what do you do with the garish "cartoon" paint scheme? Enter it in the next "artistically painted car concours," consisting of Warhol 's BMWs and Yamagata 'sflowery 220 M-B cabs? Or just put a car cover over it and admire the shape? AMERICAN #86-1930 STUTZ M Speedster. Body by LeBaron. S/N M8-28-SY9OH. Eng. #52-1996 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO SV-R Coupe. S/N LA12603. Blue/black. LHD. Built to contest the one-marque Lamborghini Diablo Supertrophy series. Paint by well- #44-1990 FERRARI F40 Berlinetta. SIN 86438. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 5,016 miles. A perfect F40, not even any scratches on the front spoiler. Never raced, two owners. Tubi RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL terior, second body—originally a Holbrook sedan. Ex-Homer Fitterling, Ed Weaver, Dr. Joseph Murphy collections. Originally built for New York Auto Salon. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $450,000. Last seen at 2001 RM Arizona Biltmore auction where it sold for $478,500. Driven 22 miles since then, costing the consignor about $1,300 a mile versus the top offer at this auction. #89-1931 AUBURN 8-98A Cabriolet. S/N 898A3048F. Deep red, cream/red leather. LHD. Odo: 1,818 miles. Older restoration still shows very well. Straight body, excellent doors and panels. Amelia Island Concours winner, multiple AACA awards, A-C-D Club first place and best Auburn awards, Burn Foundation Concours winner. Talk about credentials! Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,000. Worth every penny and then some. Beautiful car at a very fair price. #59-1933 CADILLAC V16 All Weather Phaeton. Body by Fleetwood. Eng. #5000102. Spode Car Market


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Market Reports  • r-A  • RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL #119-1946 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Convertible. S/N 7400604. Oxblood/burgundy vinyl, tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 88,856 miles. 323-c.i. Spitfire straight- Jo' Black/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 113 miles. Trunk lid fit off, door and panel fit excellent, CCCA first prize winner; outstanding restoration and extraordinarily scarce body style. Gorgeous interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $324,500. 1 of 3 extant and virtually guaranteed prizes at important shows. Would make a lovely choice to waft through the country on a CCCA CARavan, according to SCM analyst Carl Bornstead. Market-correct price for this example. #60-1934 AUBURN TWELVE Salon Pha- eton. S/N 1189H. Dark red/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 342 miles. Hard to fault in any area. One of 27 originally built; one of 12 survivors. Looked great with blackwall tires. V12 originally on J551, car #2577, remounted to this chassis/engine combo by famed Duesic collector Homer Fitterling in the late 1950s. Hood and door fit slightly off; saggy door handles. Formal yet sporty appearance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. Aggressive estimates for a long-wheelbase closed J, especially with the streamlined, untraditional front end treatment. Worth perhaps somewhere between high bid and low estimate of $350,000. #76-1938 BUICK SPECIAL Drophead Coupe. Body by Lancefield. S/N 844161106. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,837 miles. eight cylinder. Twin spotlights. Very nice, freshly restored wood (the light parts), metal panels with wood grain covering the dark parts. Excellent carpets and seats. Not my first color choice—makes massive car appear more so. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. Town & Countrys are continuing their march toward the top of the charts, as they remain one of the collector cars to own. Sale result no surprise here, as $100,000-plus is beginning to seem more reasonable for decent examples. #39-1948 TUCKER 48 Sedan. S/N 1002. Eng. #33540. Gold/gold brocade. LHD. Odo: 18,137 miles. 335-c.i. Franklin six-cylinder, four-speed electric preselective transmission. Lots of paint quality issues with blends, power, dual-ratio rear, recipient of 100-point CCCA Primary, Senior and Senior Emeritus awards. Cond: I. SOLD AT $176,000. Al Leamy, designer of the senational L-29 Cord, took this same "look" and turned it into these marvelous-looking V12 Auburns. '34 was last year for them and this one could be the best of the bunch extant. Fairly bought considering rarity and condition. #98-1934 PIERCE-ARROW TWELVE Salon Coupe. S/N 400229. Purple, cream/ gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 221 miles. Rare, sleek 12-cylinder P-A, beautifully restored except Very original throughout except for high-quality repaint. Lovely interior and woodwork in the best coachbuilt British manner. Oneoff sold at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,500. The sleeper of the auction. Greatlooking car on straightforward Buick chassis could have sold at any level. That it cracked 100 grand is a tribute to the eye-catching style and uniqueness of this future CCCA Classic. #99-1941 WILLYS COUPE. S/N W288604. Candy apple red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 80 miles. 426-c.i. Hemi V8, auto. B&M N jagie,-.4 I "7 • someone's taste went on holiday when exterior colors were chosen. Super-rare automobile. Please change the colors. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $154,000. Not a true "Silver Arrow" (only 10 of these spectacular and futuristic Pierces were ever produced), but the styling has definite S.A. overtones and styling clues. All the money, but for a lot of car #107-1935 DUESENBERG J Sedan. Body by Derham. S/N 2144. Eng. #J310. Maroon/ red leather. LHD. Odo: 84,577 miles. Body 38  - brushed aluminum shifter, Pete and Jake gauges, Outlaw Performance frame, Baer Racing brakes. "Classical Gasser," a fully sanctioned Rod & Custom magazine 1997 project car. Full roll cage, well-trimmed interior. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. More than just a little of a fish out of water at this sale, this very well-finished Willys might find a home at an event with more emphasis on custom cars or rods. Very little interest from this audience. ...w1.1•39m2N -  _ bubbles, flip-flop and more than a few chips and scratches. Many chrome trim bits are pitted and scratched. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Tuckers have of late been trading in the $250,000 to $350,000 range. This example was quite a bit less than perfect, and could have been fixed up relatively inexpensively. But shine sells, and shine seems to be what this example lacked. #62-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P6FH232395. Peacock/aqua, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3 miles. 312-c.i. V8, automatic. Continental kit, full hubcaps, add-on A/C, AM/FM cassette, photos of full ground-up restoration. Excellent chrome, paintwork has light scratches that could be buffed out. Full complement of usual T-bird Sports Car Market


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16TH ANNUAL ROCKFORD AUCTION Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, Illinois SPRING CLASSIC May 23-26 2003 I. 1970 Plymouth Superbird FEATURE CAR FEATURE CAR 1970 find Shelby GT500 FEATURE CAR 1969 Camaro COPO 1969 Daytona Charger IiFeaturing Muscle Cars,- 50's - 60's. All Collector Cars Welcome Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers • 950 Greenlee • Marengo, Illinois 60152 • Office: 815-568-8888 • Fax: 815-568-6615 6*MECUM wwvv.mecumauction.com  COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS lt,47E!,L71LJEIT77  AILArrzw -I Croast trs roast 4s.sr. ticors Trolly FEATURE CAR AucnoN EXPERTS. 1,i)Likt, ■ 11.(1t milt) ()R rnIE MUSCIE CAR IN 2003.


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Market Reports  dated stamps and stickers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,700. The seller of this car did very well, as it sold for a $10,000 premium over the other 1956 Thunderbird presented at the sale. Was it the photos of the ground-up restoration or was it a $10,000 nicer car? Both. Marketing helps, even at an auction. #51-1958 BUICK LIMITED Convert- ible. S/N 8E6019709. Bronze/white leather. LHD. Odo: 37,646 miles. 364-c.i., 300-bhp V8, automatic. Excellent chrome, paint. Top appears to be fresh. Very clean interior, glass. of use is evident. B.F. Goodrich Comp T/A radials. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $78,000. Looks to me like a car that was restored for resale. Shelbys are part easy and part hard restoration, as the Mustang bits are plentiful and cheap. The Shelby parts are a different story. High bid no surprise, owner undoubtedly holding out for $15k more.• RM Auctions - Amelia Island, FL CHRISTIE S Christie's Retromobile Paris, France February 8, 2003 Auctioneer:   _ Francois Curiel ACCESS OUR 30,000 CAR DATABASE. Upgrade to SCM GOLD and get your password today! Very crisp in all corners. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. What a car—and what a price. This was a spectacular car with a spectacular presentation. Even so, this over-the-top sale price surprised me to the tune of bringing about $40k more than 1 would have predicted. That's what an auction can do, folks. #70-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194675S102684. Red/white leather. LHD. Odo: 81 miles. 327-c.i., 375hp fuel-injected V8. Power windows, leather, knock-off wheels, claimed matching numbers. I C C No documentation present. Recent frame-off resto, with photos, to good quality. Not perfect, but good looking. Engine compartment shows light use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. If a Bloomington Gold, Silver or whatever certificate, or NCRS documentation, isn't present, assume that it doesn't exist when purchasing a mid-year 'Vette at auction. For a no-docs car, full price. #111-1969 SHELBY GT 500 Convertible. S/N 9F03R480843. Black vinyl/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 17,645 miles. 428-c.i. Cobra Jet Number of automotive lots: 39 Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate: Sale total:  28 72% mgn sale: ir Di, vaL bugam DD super )porr roadster, sold for $1,814,670, including buyer's premium $6,483,540 Buyer's premium: 17.5% on first €110,000, 10% on any sum in excess of €110,000 (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics Sign up online at www.sportscarmarket.com or e-mail V8, automatic. A nicely executed driver, but no show car. Paint and chrome are good, however some flaws evident at five paces away. Clean interior and under hood, though plenty 40  scmgold@sportscarmarket.com The '61 Aston Martin DB4GT with period race history brought a Price Guideshattering $721,000, thanks in part to the impeccable, even if not particularly impressive, competition provenance. Three Bugatti EB 110 prototypes from 1990-91 failed to sell. These were pushmobiles crafted for styling studies and, other than an eye-catching display in your carriage house, there's hardly anything I can think of to justify buying them. Even though the auction was held in Paris, many of the French marques didn't change owners, including a Delage, a Delahaye and a DeDion-Bouton. But the '06 Renault limo pulled $107,865, thanks mainly to its stunning originality. American collectors are just starting to appreciate Sports Car Market The Bugatti 55 Super Sport came from the collection of the late Bill Serri, a New Jersey collector who specialized in pre-war Bugs and Alfas and had assembled an enviable group of cars at the time of his death. It brought the highest price of the sale after a long, nail-biting session of bidding between the new owner's on-site representative and several other determined collectors. Besides the heavy artillery, the selections were highlighted by a group of cars from the Alfred Heineken estate (yes, the Dutch brewing Heineken). Mr. H had eclectic taste in cars: The ones offered here ranged from some positively elegant Bentleys and Rolls to some rather ordinary semi-modern Rolls, a Ferrari and Mercedes, a few postwar US collector cars and, to round out the deal, a Ford Country Squire station wagon. All the Heineken cars sold except for a custom-bodied Bentley Mark VI. hristie's second annual auction held at the fabulous Retromobile show and expo in Paris saw two Bugattis and a Ferrari crack the $1-million mark. All three cars were competition-bred, and two of them had enjoyed original factory race-car status.


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Market Reports  well-preserved, unmolested cars, but in Europe they've been generally preferred to 100-point restorations for decades. Oddball of the auction award must go to the '55 Cadillac parade car that was originally owned by Belgium's royal family. With its overarching plexiglass roof and a body cut to two-door configuration, it appeared to be competing for the title of the world's largest terrarium. Nonetheless, someone liked it to the tune of $67,000. The auction was conducted mainly in French, with Francois Curiel sometimes switching to English to help clarify the bidding for the linguistically deprived among us. His style was quite effective, integrating French charm and no-nonsense English dryness. Lots of telephone bidding helped, and the audience didn't hesitate on any of the cars, most of them bringing more than their pre-auction estimates. And only Paris can offer the additional bonus—once the auction is over and the goodies in the booths at Retro have been perused—of being Paris. Certainly it's one of the events that my significant other always insists on accompanying me to, and I don't think it's because of the cars and automobilia.—D.B. Using Retromobile as the stage and exhibit hall for the auction has proven to be a shrewd and effective move for Christie's. The crowds this year were larger than in '02, and the results—$6.5m vs $4.9m, an increase of $1.6m—are proof that the event is taking root. ENGLISH #45-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM H Limousine. Body by Henri Binder. SN 151TA. Black and blue/black leather, fawn fabric. RHD. Odo: 87,683 miles. Good interior and woodwork, some paint chips and mild Christie's - Paris, France LHD. Odo: 37,284 miles. Scratches in chrome, swirl marks in paint, worn front seat, okay door fit. Aftermarket A/C neatly installed. Custom Aftermarket A/C installed. Hard to fault in any area. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $294,030. Hefty money even for a left-drive Continental, of which only 43 were produced. Besides the left hook, it had a most desirable center gear shift and the big 4.9-liter engine. Perhaps a world record for an R-type Continental, but an excellent example. #23-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 Roadster. S/N S830221. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 75,163 miles. Excellent doors, panels, new paint professionally applied to factory stan- touches include lockable compartments in doors for beverages, underdash refrigerated units and ice thermos in door recess. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $163,350. One of the real surprises of the sale vis a vis the car 's cosmetic condition. $100,000 was a reasonable expectation. Ordered new by Mr. Heineken, one offew with single ownership. Only 290 Continentals fitted by H.J. Mulliner Park Ward, around 72 with LHD. #55-1997 JAGUAR XJ 220 Coupe. SN SAJJEAEX8AX220734. Silver/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 6,621 km. Meticulously maintained, low-mileage example. Upgraded clutch and brakes. Ready to enjoy at highly illegal dards. An extra-nice cat throughout. Straight six-cylinder, DOHC, twin SUs, four-speed with overdrive. Chrome wires, stainless-steel exhaust. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $51,946. The 150 was more spacious than the 120/140, with a more solid look, higher line to the fenders, wraparound windshield, more finely tuned engine, revised steering and improved headlights. High bid seemed fair enough but obviously owner/consignor was expecting more. #41-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4GT/0134/ L. Light metallic blue/red leather. LHD. Odo: 69,801 km. Older restoration, some wear on seats, scratches on chrome, fair door fit. Some middling competition history including 1961 speeds. Original list price was 403,000 pounds sterling—about $600,000. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $129,864. Other than the famous ex-Elton John X1 220, these have a notoriously hard time finding a bid for anything close to what they're worth. Unfortunately for seller, high bid here was close to current standard going rate. Bonhams sold one for $1251c, 5/02. FRENCH #58 1928 BUGATTI TYPE 35B Grand - Prix Two scrapes. Car has an honest patina of age and use. 7,688-cc inline six-cylinder. Four-speed with synchromesh on 3rd and 4th. Spare wheel carriers on sides, gas gauge in liters, "Brooks" trunk. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $73,602. Good money for a quite decent but unspectacular closed Rolls. Near complete history from new. #39-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE CONTINENTAL Fastback. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N BC7LD. Dark metallic green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 22,677 km. Center-shift fourspeed. Excellent throughout, inside and out. 42 Seater. S/N 4913. Eng. #157T. Blue/ black leather. RHD. Originally a successful factory racer, passed through a number of US and European collectors and dealers, including - Le Mans test days, Montlhery victory. Originally green. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $721,710. Racing history helped the price, left-hand drive—one of 30 DB4GTs built with LHDalso helped in continental Europe. Still, one whale of a figure for this A. M Only production DB4GT with period link to Le Mans. Aston DB4/5/6s continue to be strong. #37-1965 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL Convertible. Body by H. J. Mulliner Park Ward. S/N BC98LXE. Dark green/tan leather. Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  famous UK Bugatti exponent Hamish Moffatt. Some originality questions about engine; bottom portion is likely original, but top half was probably replaced with Type 43 components. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,018,710. Approximately 45 were built over four production years; many have disappeared. Previous Type 35Bs have sold for about half this price, but they did not possess the known continuous history of this vehicle. #53-1930 DELAGE D8S Torpedo Tourer. Body by Chapron. SN 36032. Ivory/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 18,480 miles. Tired older repaint, crummy top, cracked runningboard, Christie's - Paris, France still shows well. Few paint chips. Good-fitting doors and panels. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $140,686. Ambitious estimates, realistic offer Second engine, wrong colors didn't help the cause. The I48L was presented at the 1936 Paris Motor Show, intended to replace the 138 series. Chassis is longer with 3.35-m wheelbase, and original engine was weaker #57-1971 LIGIER JS3 Sports Prototype. S/N 1. Yellow and green/black fabric. Very clean and race-ready appearance throughout. Uses Cosworth V8 for motivation. 1,000 km of K-G extant. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,247. No reserve. Christie 's was hopeful this car would crack $20,000 but, folks, it's a VW, not a Porsche. Someone got a great bargain, and because it was so cheap, he can actually drive it without hurting the value. ITALIAN #43-1948 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS Convertible. Body by Farina. S/N 915716. French blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 50,306 km. Sharp car all around, new top, electric fan sagging body, some trim fair to poor. Very good plating, incorrect metallic finish leather. Straight eight, pushrod-operated OHV, fourspeed. History unknown until discovery in US in late '90s. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $86,576. Christie 's always seems to have one car at each auction whose estimates are totally off the charts; this one were nearly $100,000 high. High bid was generous enough for a car that was overdue for a proper restoration. #51-1932 BUGATTI 55 SUPER SPORT Roadster. S/N 55208. Eng. #12. Two-tone blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,749 km. Few chips and scratches on otherwise very good paint. Correct plating, very good upholstery. Second body from 55218, new block and pistons fitted in 1960. Correct original small dashboard instruments, radiator, electrical Montlhery winner, '71 Le Mans finisher. Consistent winner in European Historic racing. Eats racing Porsches for lunch. Many spares go with car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $303,016. Christie 's was hoping for at least $370,000, but it wasn't forthcoming. '70s and '80s race cars trade in a very thin market and you have to be very well-heeled to play in this arena. GERMAN #49-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198 042 75 003 16. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 44,574 miles. Well-presented SL with very good paint, door fit, panel fit and plating. Ever-so-slight upholstery wear. added, unusual color. Four-speed with synchromesh, triple dual-choked Weber carburetors. Non-factory but period door pulls, steering wheel and window winders. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $102,001. Purchased by Eric Clapton in 1991 for $104,500 (he sold in '99), not sold at 2002 RM Phoenix for $88,000. Very legit-looking car estimated at correct money for an SS. Came close to the low estimate of $110,000 but not enough to move it. #56-1952 MASERATI A6GCM MONOPLACE Rolling Chassis. Red and aluminum. RHD. Rough as a corncob but lots of potential for historic racing providing you're willing to throw bags of money at it. Missing engine and gearbox. Incorrect front suspension and rear end. South American racing his- equipment. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,814,670. Bought by French collector Pierre Bardinon, who is well-known for a superb vintage Ferrari collection. Aesthetically gorgeous Jean Bugatti design with the supercharged punch to match its looks. Brought nearly twice low estimate of $950k. #54-1939 DELAHAYE 148L Cabriolet. Body by Figoni et Falaschi. S/N 60820939. Two-tone claret/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 16,871 km. Color combo incorrect, originally blue with red interior. Engine replaced with standard 135 Delahaye unit. Older interior 44  Older restoration holding up very well. Fourspeed, four-wheel hydraulic drums, fuel injection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $187,110. Fair deal for buyer and seller Selling price was market correct whether in Paris or Peoria. But two days later at the Poulain auction, two similar 300SLs went for over $200k (one for $294k); comparatively, this now seems a bargain. #22-1964 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA Coupe. Body by Karmann. S/N 61325954. Cream/light red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,839 km. Very good paint, doors, panels and interior. Mileage believed genuine. Ex-Carrozzeria Ghia Museum. Maybe the newest ory. No chassis number. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $107,865. If the successful bidder has the proper engine and/or gearbox, this was a relative bargain. Otherwise he got an expensive conversation piece for the garage. And let's hope he can verify a chassis number—otherwise this is just bits. #40-1959 FERRARI 250 GT BERLINETTA TOUR DE FRANCE Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 1333GT. Eng. #1333GT. Red/black leather. LHD. '59 Mille Miglia win- Sports Car Market


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Christie's - Paris, France  ner driven by Carlo Abate; numerous other victories. All-aluminum body is in excellent order. Good interior, decent paint. Ready for concours wins or competitive vintage racing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,196,910. A true matching - very good doors and panels, quite clean inside. Not running, needs at least a clutch. From Carrozzeria Ghia Museum collection, where it had been in storage since '84. Four-cylinder, inline OHV, four-speed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,427. Sold at no reserve. A handsome and interesting car, but with a lot of mechanical questions; still, this may have been the bargain of the auction. After all, Fiats are cheap to fix. num- bers car with a great history and a famous name equals seven figures. No stories, no excuses, just a splendid example. Last TdF we saw sell brought $875,000 at 2002 RM Monterey— clearly, their upward trend continues. #20-1964 FIAT 1500 Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N 021840. Red/black vinyl and fabric. LHD. Odo: 86,298 km. Fair chrome, lousy repaint, very good interior, car looked quite original throughout. Ex-Carrozzeria Ghia Museum. Straight six-cylinder, four-speed. Original documents, rare in Italy. User manual, original Fiat Service booklet with stamps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,054. No reserve. A handsome example but, again, the Fiat badge tamped down excitement, as did the car 's rather conservative appearance. Still, the new owner has an interesting piece of history for not much money. #21-1965 FIAT 2300S Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N 180018. Silver gray/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 72,982 km. Good paint, good to door fit off, otherwise a sharp little Dino. Early history unknown, reported comprehensive restoration before import from US to Europe in late '80s. Six-branch alloys, removable hard top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,292. Dino prices continue to be strong. Yes, they are fragile, yes, most have been abused, no, they aren't particularly fast, and no, they don't have a Ferrari badge. But the styling is to die for. Or at least to open a checkbook in a very large way. #31-1978 FERRARI 400A Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N FlOIC L24185. Bronze/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 7,951 km. Automatic. Carbureted car. Trunk fit slightly off, very good door fit. Clean, original, legit car throughout. Not the most handsome color. Original miles. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $32,994. Perhaps the Market Reports #50-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spy- der. S/N 03652. Eng. #03652. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 86,930 miles. Very good older repaint showing well, excellent interior, right 1997 Aston Martin DB7 Convertible: A stun ningly beautiful like-new car ; fully loaded ; 5-disc CD player ; ONLY 32,000 miles. S79,900 Since 1979 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 kand_k@swbell.net 1977 Maserati Khamsin: Been in private collection since restoration in 1997 ; Euro bumpers; 5-5p ; power windows; factory a/c ; everything works perfectly ; outstanding car. $39,900. 1961 Maserati 35000 Coupe: 6-cylinder dual overhead cam; 3 side-draft Weber carburetors ; 5speed ZF full synchro transmission ; 4-wheel servo assisted disc brakes ; complete cosmetic restoration 1996 ; complete engine rebuild, clutch and brakes in 2001. $39,900 May, 2003 1968 Maserati Mistral Spider: Body by Frua ; 1 of 35 ; 4-liter ; 5-sp ; 4-wheel disc brakes ; superbly restored 5 years ago, and has been in a private collection since. $89,900. 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe: Red/tan ; 4.9 SS ; power steering, brakes and windows ; factory a/c ; automatic ; been in a private collection since superb restoration in 1997/98 ; less than 500 miles on restoration ; only 120 made ; OUTSTANDING car. $45,000. 45


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Market Reports  newest 400A in the world and its condition rather than its collector desirability brought it to a level about 35% above SCM Price Guide 's high dollar Another Heineken collection car AMERICAN #52-1955 CADILLAC 62 State Limou- sine. S/N 5562377947. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 7,493 km. Originally owned by the Belgian Royal Family. Looked like a rolling hothouse, especially with flowers on its rear shelf at the preview. Propshaft missing, not presently running, paint chipped and gouged, cosmetically tired. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $67,257. Christie 's high estimate of $63,000 was much more than 1 expected this oddity to fetch. It's different, but so is a two-headed cat. Luckily, unlike a Ferrari, getting a Caddy into running condition is not an expensive proposition. #24-1958 DEVIN SS-K Sports Racer. S/N SRI-2. Blue and white/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2 miles. 350 Corvette power with T-10 four-speed. Freshly built from Devin parts in Alfa Parts  red fabric. LHD. Odo: 15,808 miles. Straight body, okay doors and panels, very clean interior. 351-c.i. V8, low, low mileage for its age. Not a new car, but very close. A true land barge in Europe. Original miles. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,883. Used bv the Heinekens for bringing luggage to their yacht. Bought by a Dutch dealer who will probably use it as a tow car or who may ship it back to the US, where it might bring double this amount. Vintage wagons are hot.• white leather. LHD. Odo: 4,285 km. Exterior plastic body parts faded from exposure to sun on the Riviera, otherwise good paint and panels. Very clean interior. Car is mechanically new. Original miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,228. A good repaint would make all the difference in this car Sold for well above estimate ($6,800-$8,900), which surprised me. 1 expected it wouldn't have that much appeal to a mainly European collector audience. #26-1979 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE Station Wagon. S/N 9876H137437. White/ Christie's - Paris, France ARTCURIAL BRIEST . POULAIN . LE FUR Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur Paris, France February 10, 2003 Auctinnim. Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate:  Sale total.  Number of automotive lots: __ HAM Prnilnin . __._... 34 _34 100% $10,583,592 High sale: #34, 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK roadster, sold for $3,329,087, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium: from El to €60,000, 15% plus 2.94% VAT; over €60,000, 10% plus 1.9% VAT (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics T American Hobbyist Insurance  Aumann Auctions, Inc.  Barrett-Jackson  BB One Exports  the late '80s. Poor hood fit, excellent interior, good-looking paint. Wickedly fast. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,058. Neat car but it would have a hard time gaining vintage racing credentials in more discerning clubs due to its after-the-fact construction and late 'Vette engine. Sold at 2002 RM Phoenix for $104,500; apparently, this is market price for this car #30-1975 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 6L67S5Q403575. Red metallic/ Bonhams & Butterfields  Brian D. Moore  Christie's  Classic Showcase  Cosdel International  Cosmopolitan Motors  eBay Motors  Exotic Car Transport  Featherman & Co  Girard Perregaux  Greenwich Concours  Grundy Insurance  Guild of Automotive Restorers  Hagerty  Haley Motorsports Collection  Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  46  70 49 21 63 7, 25 71 9 53 28 85 14-15 51 24 88 13 5 35 17 67 73 18 he second of two major auctions held in conjunction with the annual Retromobile show in Paris, the Poulain sale was for the dispersal of the late German collector Rolf Meyer's MercedesBenz cars. Although not announced as such, it was a de facto no-reserve auction, as all the cars had to be sold to satisfy taxes owed by the estate to the German federal government. Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur is the most active and successful auctioning firm of vintage cars in France. The auction itself took place in the large theater adjacent to the Display Advertisers Index 65 Italia Repro  Italparts  JC Taylor Insurance  J.J. Best Banc & Co.  K&K Motorcars  Kensington Motor Group  Kruse International  Le Belle Macchine d'Italia  Mecum Auctions  Morgan West  Parish Heacock  Passport Transport  Premier Financial  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo  Russo and Steele  Silver Auctions  Spyder Enterprises, Inc.  Symbolic Motors  Vintage Rallies  World Travel Inc.  24 67 69 47 45 32 86-87 37 39, 41, 43 28 51 27 23 65 2-3 24 19, 75 79 50 11 71 67 Sports Car Market


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Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur - Paris, France  vintage racing and in showing his cars at the best concours, and he delighted as much in his cars winning at a show like the Monte Carlo Concours as he did in challenging the grueling Carrera Panamericana in one of his superbly-prepared Mercedes. Rolf Meyer was a native of Bremerhaven, Germany, and, according to those who knew him, a hard-charging, decisive and highly successful businessman who made his fortune in the import-export trade with Asian countries. He sold his business while still in his fifties, leaving him the time and money to pursue his automotive collecting interests, which had begun in 1963 with the purchase of a Mercedes 220A cabriolet. Meyer established a home, workshop/ restoration shop and private museum in Schiffdorf, where he proceeded to collect the Mercedes and other cars at this auction. His competitive urge found an outlet in Poulain galleries, while the preview spilled over into the hallways and public spaces of the Palais des Congres, just down the road from the Arc de Triomphe. West Coast collector was trying mightily to persuade Herve Poulain to withdraw the car from the sale and accept his private offer. Poulain rightly declined to do so and the car went on stage to be sold with the rest of the Meyer automobiles. lement, but the bid-calling done by Poulain is then immediately echoed by two ringmen, causing the same bid to be called three times in overlapping succession. It was a noticeable contrast to the clarity with which the Christie's sale was called two evenings before. Market Reports or whatever you will, we'd bet that even Maitre Poulain was pleasantly surprised at many of the final figures versus the highlyconservative estimates. The sale is conducted in French, naturel- Meyer died at age 62 in April, 2000, at the wheel of a 1955 Mercedes 300SL coupe during a vintage racing event in Belgium. A tragic, but perhaps fitting, passage. The buzz at the auction centered on the Meyer SSK roadster, which was rumored to have had a pre-auction offer of $5 million rejected by the Meyer heirs. We do know that just prior to the auction a well-known However, none of this seemed to inhibit the bidding, as all the cars sold, with some of them bringing well beyond what would be considered reasonable money. The headline SSK was knocked down for $3,329,087 and went back to Germany. Other big numbers were racked up by a 1930 7 IOSS with a modified Thrupp & Maberly cabriolet body, sold at $910,751, and a 1936 500K cabriolet, which topped out at $995,393. The estimates in the catalog were often ludicrously low, which created a sense of confusion for bidders who rely upon auction house estimates for a sense of market value. In any event, the selling prices, on the whole, went over the top, especially for some of the smaller-displacement cars, as well as the 300SLs in all of their many variants. Call it the allure of a fresh, well-known and respected collection of the right cars There's no question this event was a big success, with a 100% sale rate, and badly needed by Poulain as it responds to the competition from Christie's. The very large auditorium was full of enthusiastic bidders, and the $10,000,000 that changed hands in a four-hour period speaks for itself. As an American dealer/collector observed immediately after the auction, "The small cars brought big money, and the big cars brought the right money."—D.B. GERMAN #4-1929 BMW DIXI DA2 Special Road- ster. Body by Gebruder Ihle. S/N 14562. Red and black/red vinyl. LHD. Fair upholstery work, Bondo showing in front fenders, finished to a good driver level. Propelled by UTOMOBILE rirtArtciri ANTIQUE ilMUSCLE CLASSIC EXOTICS SPORTS OFFERING LOW NATIONAL FIXED RATES STARTING AT DEALERS' BEST ALLY • CUSTOMERS' BEST FRIEND • 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Long terms 4 to 10 years • Fixed Rates Purchase • Refinancing • Prequality For Auctions APPLY 6 DAYS A WEEK  May, 2003 OPEN I to be driving that special automobile APPLY ONLINE AT VVVVVV.JJBEST.COM DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED "5 44% APR ON S100,000, 8 YEARS S1289.45 MONTHLY. SIMPLE INTEREST, NO PRE-PAYMENT PENALTY. CORRECT AT PRESS TIME. THIS AD HIGHLIGHTS ONE PROGRAM- DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE. 47


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Market Reports  15-bhp Austin 7 engine, built under license, that will top out at a breathtaking 46 mph. Original cost three times more than a factory-built BMW-Dixi. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,665. Historically interesting as BMW's first effort at a sports car, but beyond that not much attraction except as a curiousity. All the money and then some. Austin 7-powered cars have a class at Pebble this year, which might explain the price. #34-1929 MERCEDES-BENZ SSK Road- ster. S/N 36246. White/black leather. LHD. All sorts of rumors, claims, counterclaims as to this (or any SSK, it seems) car's legitimacy, Artcunal-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur - Paris, France #30-1937 HORCH 853A Cabriolet. S/N 853293. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 74,823 km. Outstanding, mostly original-condition car. Wonderful patina to leather. One dam- $348,488. Probably cost that much and more to restore the drivetrain and build the body. Horch is virtually unknown in US but revered among German/Continental collectors on the same level as Mercedes and Maybachs of the '30s. #25-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 290 Cabri- olet. S/N 6415. Two-tone yellow/beige leather. LHD. Odo: 22,510 km. Oddball interior wood, gorgeous dash cluster, very good up- aged hubcap, door fit slightly off. Powered by 120-bhp, OHC straight-eight, moving 2-1/2 tons of Horch. 1 of 254 Model 853As in all body styles built in 1937. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $308,585. Surprisingly strong price for a non-Mercedes, albeit a handsome example of the marque. More appreciated in Germany than elsewhere. completeness, origins, originality and on and on into the night. Car looked great and was #1 in all areas. Our sources say the car's quite okay. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $3,329,087. After all the experts and naysayers got through, the real money stepped up and bought the car... and real money doesn't spend this kind of dough on bad cars. Going back to Germany. Some thought price was a bargain. #33-1930 MERCEDES-BENZ 27/170/ 225 PS 710 SS Cabriolet. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N 36352. Blue and white/beige leather. LHD. Okay door fit; tacky "Auto Club Monaco" monograms painted all over the holstery. Driver's door fit a bit off. Attractively restored. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $336,396. ExGinger Rogers. Very "American" colors on the car Powered by competent but uninspiring flathead six. Top 300SL Gullwing money for a nice '30s convertible. #31-1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cab- riolet. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N 123683. Black/tan leather. LHD. Slight wear on driver's seat. With top down, looked terribly Germanic despite one-off British coachwork. Overall milik .„,..  ,..1 .:.... , 0 2 sides. Would look more appropriate at a Las Vegas casino than a first-rank concours. Body modified by Rolf Meyer from original British design. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $910,751. With the money saved versus the high estimate ($1,200,000), maybe the new owner will invest in a more appropriate paint job. These cars with their blown 7-liter engines have the reputation of being somewhat ponderous to drive, but will hit nearly 120 mph. #28-1934 HORCH SPEZIAL Roadster. Body by Reinbolt & Christe. S/N 74012. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 29,610 km. Faithfully executed replica body. Coachwork looked like Horch's answer to famous Count Trossi Mercedes. Superb paint and workmanship. Won Monte Carlo Concours in '98. Lots of French teardrop/streamline influence in Swiss coachwork. Cond: 1. SOLD AT 48  effect more formal than sporty. CCCA firstprize winner. Supercharged 5-liter straight eight can move these 500Ks to a genuine 100 mph. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $487,542. Might have brought more money if shown with top up. Stunning restoration on a car that lacked that certain sporty panache to bring top dollar 500Ks on the collector market are usually clothed in rakish open coachwork. This Britbod was a bit stodgy. #26-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K Cabriolet. S/N 130852. Dark blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 12,156 miles. A #1 car inside, out and underneath. Impressive restoration, splendid from any angle. Factory coachwork 11=1111•41/111111. with wooden body bucks. High standards of workmanship. Catalog claims more than 800 grand spent so far in this replication of factory team race cars. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $342,442. You'll be the only collector on your block with one and, if the $800k figure is correct, the new owner saved a bundle on this 80%-completed car Of course, it still just a one-off unfinished replica, albeit built on authentic running gear #I3-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. SN 19804275000246. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 3,737 km. New alumi- #32-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLR REPLICA Coupe. Body by Scott Restorations. S/N 1980405500704. Natural aluminum. LHD. Partially completed and comes righthand drive, 160 bhp from straight-eight engine when supercharger is engaged. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $995,393. A quintessential example of the big open Mercedes of the mid'30s. Would be worth double i f a 500K Special Roadster instead. num body, new engine block, engine heavily breathed-upon by Rolf Meyer's mechanic. Roll bar and single seat installed. Race-ready roadster of proven performance and durability. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $155,021. Instantly competitive vintage racer for less money than it would cost to build it to these specs. Well bought. Sports Car Market


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Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur - Paris, France  #18-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300Sc Cabriolet. SIN 1880136500111. Dark brown/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 1,932 km. Noisy engine, some interior wear, modern radio speakers installed in lcickpads. Okay door fit, very good interior woodwork. Fitted luggage in- it worked. Hard to fault in any area. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $227,571. I of 1,858 roadsters produced. Price paid did justice to the quality of this car Nice to see one in something other than silver white, red or black. #27-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 3005c Cabriolet. S/N 1880157500053. Dark blue/ light gray leather. LHD. Odo: 3,870 km. Gas- by factory. Engine replaced in '71. Restored 'n 1990. All improvements, including disc brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $294,075. A surprising price, even given the excellence of the car and its factory background. SL roadsters usually run out of steam around $250,000. cluded. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $233,617. Report of noisy engine didn't scare anyone, apparently. Sold at low end of US value range for these cars. #19 1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198042 75000261. Yellow/ - #20-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. S/N 121 040 6503024. Red/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 22,114 miles. Excellent filler door missing, original wood replaced by lemon-tree wood, giving it a bleachedout appearance. Ex-Blackhawk Collection. Slight orange peel in paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $273,520. Not the sharpest of the Scs in the Meyer Collection, but it brought the most money. Go figure. Scs have a dedicated and wealthy following, but they will never have the broad appeal that the 300SLs do. green leather. LHD. Odo: 622 km. Very fresh restoration, unusual color combo but somehow #29-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 8467198106/5. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 18,577 km. Used repro Rudge knockoff wheels, otherwise hard to fault. Was development car for this model Public Auction: Complete Dispersal of the General Petroleum Museum (The collection of the late Jeff Pedersen of Seattle, Washington) To be held in Bloomington, Illinois at the Interstate Exposition & Conference Center on June 27, 28 & 29th AUCTIONS, INC. Friday's Items: 150+ Lots Signs & Posters: Mobil; Union; Texaco; Shell; Pearl Oil; Others. 150+ Lots of Oil Cans: Skyway; Master Outboard; D-X & Texaco Marine and many others. 25 Lots of Winter Fronts: Johnson Gasolene; Signal; Pure; Wadhams; Hancock & others. License Tag Collection: Washington Chief; Red Crown; Flying A; Fleet-Wing; Tydol & more. Sunday's Items: Signs & Neon Signs: White Rose; Shell; Mobil; Union; Texaco; Chevron & Others; Restroom Signs. Oil Cans, Bottles & Can Racks: Many Large Lots of Cans; Bottles; Racks full of cans; Display Racks by Gargoyle, Richfield, Polarine, RPM. Toys & Miscellaneous Items: Mobil Awards; Thermometers; Mobil Weather Vane; Richfield Aviator; Trophies; S&P Shakers; Maps; Pens & Pencils; Banks; Calendars; Sales Literatures and more. (May be selling two rings for part of the day.) Saturday's Items: 125+ Original Globes & Lenses: Set of Gilmore; Ascot; Signal; Smith-O-Lene; White Rose; Union; Mobil; Shell and more. 70+ Gas Pumps, Oil Dispensers & Lubster Carts: 3-Roman Columns; 2-Wayne 50 Showcase; 5-Script Tops & more. 150+ Signs & Posters: Marine Gasoline; Gilmore Lion Head; Signal; Texaco; Time; Veltex; Fyre Drop; Husky; Union & more. Neon Signs: Gilmore; Pegasus; General Ethyl; Standard Cloud & more. Oil Bottles & Racks: One Gallon Mobil Fulpruf bottle and more. Terms: 10% Buyer's Premium. Cash or approved check, Visa or MasterCard. Please bring a bank letter of credit for major purchases. 5% surcharge added to all non-cash transactions (i.e. wire transfer, credit card, etc.) Absentee bids are welcome; please call our office for terms and details. Aumann Auctions, Inc. -20114 IL Rte. 16, Noimmis, IL 62075 - 217-563-2523 www.aumannauctions.com Auction Manager: Dan Matthews - IL Lic. #041000236 - dan@aumannauctions.com May, 2003 49 gINAL – 2003 Market Reports chrome, doors, panels and paint. Interior just a slight bit worn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,688. High price makes the race-prepared 190SL seem a positive bargain. These certainly aren't rare—over 25,000 built in nearly eight production years.


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Market Reports  #14-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE Cabriolet. S/N A128030-11-003637. Gray/ red leather. LHD. Odo: 34,421 miles. Excellent paint and chrome, lovely upholstery and Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur - Paris, France Odo: 4,590 miles. Clean as a whistle outside, few scuffs in interior, engine punched to 2 liters. 23-window version with sunroof made it all the more desirable to collectors. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,760. If your idea of a nostalgic trip is driving along at 45 mph while being pushed around by side winds, this would be a great choice for a collector car. Price was absolutely top dollar on either side of the Atlantic. #3 1992 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL - - Gullwing Coupe. Body by Gullwing Cars. S/N GW1072. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 16,496 miles. Fiberglass replica using modern AMG M-B six with DOHC and 4 valves interior woodwork. Right door fit noticeably off, otherwise looked like a no-problem car. Four-speed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,517. Premium priced and worth it. Now, just take care of that door... These are surpisingly pleasant cars to drive, even with their modest powerplants. 1962 VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI Bus. S/N 927581. Blue and white/white vinyl. LHD. #5 - per cylinder, modern five-speed gearbox, disc brakes. Space frame and body by Gullwing Cars of California. Very well done, including quite correct 3005L interior. Cond: I. SOLD AT $122,374. As replicas go, this is an outstanding effort and probably even pleasant to drive. But you could buy a tatty 300SL roadster for this kind of dough, so this price is a real surprise.• Monterey Internation Automobilia Expo When: "Concours" & "Vintage Race" week Tuesday-August 12, noon-8pm & Wednesday-August 13, 10am-6pm Where: The Embassy Suites, US 1 & Rte. 218, just north of 68 Why:  This event will provide a relaxed, indoor setting to see and buy outstanding examples of serious automobilia from the finest international dealers who have specifically asked for this event! What: Only Original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature, books, signed items, postcards, etc. Who:  World renowned dealers from England, France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, and the United States.. .so far! Contact: Spyder Enterprises, Inc. 12290 Saddle Road. Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Email: singer356@aol.com or 831.659.5335 August 12 & 13, 2003 50  AUCTIONS H&H Buxton, Derbyshire, UK i 7 February Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots: Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate. Sale total: euruury 1, n nno L nUUJ Simon Hope 83 51 61% S1,001,700 High sole: #71, 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300S1 road- ster, sold for $273,480, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium: 7.5% (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Richard Hudson fter H&H shifted an AC Cobra racer in a $266,900 after-sale in December, its southern-based rivals must have been hoping that such a big-money result would be an unrepeatable flash-in-the-pan. The 1959 300SL occupying the prime front-of-house parking spot in Buxton, however, did sell, being knocked down to a Continental dealer bidding on behalf of a client. While the roadster had been very expensively restored in Germany in 1998 and had the desirable disc brake conversion as well as a fitted luggage set, the $273,480 premium-inclusive price paid nearly established a new European auction record for an open 300SL production model (bested only by a 1957 model that sold a week and a half earlier in Paris). Thanks to that sale, H&H's first auction of the year grossed a very respectable $1,001,700. The sale rate of 61 percent, however, was actually well down on previous H&H form—it sold 81 percent of the contents of its last catalog. The sale rate on this occasion was certainly depressed by the poor quality of some of the lots parked outside the hall. Every dog has its price, of course, and indeed, a brace of very distressed barn-found postwar Morris Oxford estate and 1938 Vauxhall 12/4 sedan projects did realize $994 and $477, respectively. Some of the other entrants and their reserves were not in the real world. H&H is now the only major auction player in the UK to display more than half its lots outside the auction hall, where cars and potential bidders are exposed to the elements and are not even parked under canvas. Holding public events outside in the nonsummer months is always a huge gamble in the UK, particularly so in the Peak District, which can be adversely affected by extreme weather. A Neither a bitterly cold snap nor the shakiness of the economy put off the customers, a great many of whom again made the journey Sports Car Market - Evans Market opinions in italics


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H&H Classic Auctions - Derbyshire, UK  over the Derbyshire hills to the Olde Worlde Spa town to pack the Pavilion Gardens venue. Two of the Sir Elton John Collection cars were in the auction, and while the pop star's 1992 XJ 220 Jag was unsold at $206,700, $59,824 was forthcoming for his 1987 Ferrari Testarossa. Also particularly noteworthy here were the $37,604 paid for a well-restored 1963 Lagonda Rapide with auto shift converted by the factory to manual change in 1967, and the $23,076 invested in a wellpresented 1936 Austin York sedan. If it can consign such quality items for its foray into the already-crowded London arena and achieve similarly strong prices for them, the northern upstart will certainly rattle the cage of the auction establishment. The overhead of staging a sale such a long way from its home base will be extremely costly, however. Indeed, one cannot help wondering how much longer H&H will be able to retain its current rates. Its vendors are currently charged five percent commission, with buyer's premium recently increased to seven and a half percent; both are half those levied by the London houses.—R.H.-E. ENGLISH #72-1929  ROLLS-ROYCE  20/25 Landaulette. Body by Windover. SIN GXO 48. White/blue. RHD. Odo: 75,492 miles. Old repaint thick and bumpy—luggage rack and rear lamps more recently crudely oversprayed. Driver's side rear window glass cracked. Both rear side window sealing rubbers puckered. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $32,476. Slightly under estimate valuation correctly reflected likely costs of cosmetic makeover required All the right ingredients were there, though. #30-1936 AUSTIN YORK Sedan. S/N 47461/18. Eng. #1EE5159/18. Black, gold coachlining/wine. RHD. Odo: 83,955 miles. Relatively recent bare metal repaint, still very _  .  2 Market Resorts 1,572 miles. In receipt of $31,800 restoration in 1993, when flashing indicators added. Paint shrinkage, scuttle top cracks, back panel micro-blistering. Very slow. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,664. Just over top estimate forthcoming, about right pricewise for immediate postWWII open Ford. Certainly unusual. #1-1949 LAND ROVER SERIES 1 4X4 Utility Vehicle. S/N R06104056. Eng. #R06103004. Green/green. RHD. Odo: 10,506 miles. Barn found and restored. Well repainted body, interior, wheels, though only good. Rechrome and interior excellent, interior perfect. Period glass wind deflectors on windshield pillar sides, blinds to rear and side windows, pair of occasional seats in rear all intact. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,076. Fine condition of this six-cylinder, Longbridge-made sedan really deserved top estimate valuation. #69-1947 FORD ANGLIA A54A 10-HP Tourer. S/N Y333988. White/red. RI-ID. Odo: to agricultural machinery standards. Fresh top and side curtains, seat back retrimmed, squabs possibly original. Two-window tilt and SE62 semaphore trafficators period-correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,902. Fairly well-presented early example of farmer's friend. Exposure to some real mud would be fun, but costly in terms of depreciating resale value. Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1971 Porsche 911E Insured Value. $25,000 Liability: $300,000 Annual Premium $209 1 ..  ...4,,_  ... • •  1 1  ■  • •- • • • "0" Deductible  • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co. "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." WWW.exoticcartransport.corn (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com May, 2003 Parish' Heacock INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS No Affiliation with Porsche' Cars NA is intended or implied. Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 51 ....... _ :-...-.


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Market Reports  #60-1950 RILEY RMC 2.5 Roadster. SIN 60257102. Red/tan. RHD. Odo: 15,083 miles. Paint micro-blistered, driver's side rear fender dented, bumper chrome poor. Shepherd paint and rechrome, and despite only having 1.5-liter motor, near top estimate price paid. #38-1956 E.J.S. CLIMAX Race Road- ster. Body by Microplas. S/N EJS1. White/ red. RI-ID. Edwin Joseph Snusher's one-off attempt to create Lotus XI beater with plastic Hai Classic Auctions - Derbyshire, UK #32-1963 LAGONDA RAPIDE Sedan. S/N LR147R. Eng. #400/147. Aegean blue/ blue. RHD. Odo: 52,778 miles. Superleggera Touring-styled body. Converted by Newport Pagnell from auto-shift to present ZF five-speed boy mascot, row of ye olde car club badges. Factory-fit spots with painted bodies, interior grubby, wood cracking. 2.5 Riley "Big Four" engine dull and unloved. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,904. Although guide price correctly reflected condition, winning bidder told me he was prepared to pay $5,400 more, if necessary, for what, after all, was genuine factory-built open Riley. #41-1952 HEALEY 2.4 Sports Sedan. Body by Tickford. S/N BT 2009. Eng. #B7524. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 46,934 miles. Old repaint flat and much marked, original leather still quite good, wood poorly varnished. Too- Microplas Mistrale special body and Climax FWA 1098-cc motor (now not with car, also gearbox missing). 2001 body restored, refitted to crudely painted chassis, all rather DIY. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,511. Within estimate money bought what would be Goodwood Revival race meeting eligible project. Much to do and fund, and would still be no Lotus XI when completed. #21-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II Sedan. S/N SXC 473. Eng. #601 C5. Two-tone blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 97,534 miles. Automatic. Older repaint good, chrome in 1967. Period-correct Motorola push-button radio and Ace wheel finishers, modern plastic registration plates unfortunate. Completely mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $37,604. Owner was looking for $45,000, unachievable here or anywhere, even for this beauty with far more desirable manual gear box. #51-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Sedan. Body by Pressed Steel. S/N SGT-123. Eng. #ST-6I -6. Silver/gray. RHD. Odo: 57,070 miles. Automatic. Two modern carpets nasty. Additional bolts wisely fitted to insides of suicide doors. Riley 2.4 twin-cam appeared to work okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,888. Rare, characterful, worth price paid, I thought. Trouble is, there are fewer and fewer living punters who understand such 50-year-olds; my car-nut nephews have absolutely no idea who Donald Healey was! #22-1954 RILEY RME 1.5 Sedan. S/N RME23405. Black over red over black/beige RHD. Odo: 31,700 miles. Last refurbished some years ago, trunk paint now particularly poor, chrome marked, door handle plating pitted. Original leather still good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,565. Even though in need of re- marked, driver's seat leather dry and cracked, leather in back faded and possibly original. Woodwork excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,545. 1 of 2,417 Cloud Hs built. Midestimate valuation spot-on for good-looking Roller. #2-1961 ALVIS TD21 Sports Sedan. Body by Park Ward. S/N 26599. Eng. #26160. Gunmetal/red. RHD. Odo: 18,444 miles. Unlikely to be genuine mileage. Shedding huge chunks of body filler from front fenders, driver's seat older retrim, rest of leather original, though cracked. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,983. aro - With keenly set estimate, just over top money was forthcoming. Maybe worth slightly more as, aside from the noisy first gear; it appeared to work well enough when driven away by the buyer. 52 Sports Car Market Denis Welch-modded motor to triple Webers for still street-friendly fun. Paint and brightwork both excellent, engine bay show finished. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $49,568. Super job. Above top estimate price but well worth it. UK market probably stronger than US for Healey with these mods. owners, first until 2001. Older repaint fair with evidence of sill filling. Scuffed kick plate driver's side, rear bumper chrome scabby, leather slightly cracked, wood good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,134. 1 of 2,044 Cloud Ills. Price paid was about right. Get some Hide Food on that leather right away-redoing the interior could cost half as much as the cat: #27-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III BJ8 Roadster. S/N HBJ8L32497. Eng. #29DPUH5840. Red/gray. RHD. Odo: 1,232 miles. Totally restored with alloy panels and


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H&H Classic Auctions - Derbyshire, UK  #36-1977 TVR 3000M Coupe. S/N 4180FM. Eng. #D8254-29. Red/brown and black. RHD. Odo: 10,841 miles. Webasto sun- ,24044_ 11.111t: - roof. Paint generally good, including alloys, with brake fluid mark on hood. Original interior good. Ford 3-liter V6 freshly rebuilt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $7,009. Correctly valued, spoton price. A lot of performance for the money. but will anyone buy it from you for more when you're ready to move on? #16-1983 BENTLEY MULSANNE TURBO Sedan. S/N SCBZSOTO6ECH08388. Eng. #08388. Silver/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 20,642 miles. Automatic, A/C. First owned ; Arilf ITALIAN #7-1981 FERRARI DAYTONA REPLICA Roadster. Body by Southern Roadcraft. S/N 900393. Eng. #7P9172183. Red/ by celebrated UK press cartoonist Giles. Mileage genuine, repaint excellent, chrome polish marked. Original leather nice, wood very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,502. Nice celeb provenance, low mileage, hence $2,800 over top estimate paid; worth it. FRENCH #13-1955 PEUGOT 203 Race Sedan. SN 1760190. Pale green/pale green and black. LHD. Odo: 87,671 km. Well known in '80s UK Classic Saloon racing and in more recent black. RHD. Odo: 94,544 miles. Looked real enough. Jaguar 5.3-liter V12, paint very good. Pitting to fenders, dull alloys, interior slightly worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,093. Only just under low estimate bid accepted, which was #1989807500640. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 18,210 km. First owned by German press baron Axel Springer. In receipt of costly restoration mid-'90s, bodywork by Kuhler Crass, mechanics by Kienle (discs, oil pump to front of motor, electric fan). Minor entry/exit scuffs on high sills. Matching fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $273,480. Great car, great condition, but $82,000 above top estimate was extraordinary—second-highest Euro auction price ever for production 300SL, in fact, behind only the $294,075 paid for one at the Artcurial Briest Poulain Le Fur auction February 10. Market Reports enough. Explaining a cut Daytona is hard enough; imagine how long it would take you to tell some-one what this car really is. And just what is it, anyway? #44-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFAA17C00006471. Red/tan. RHD. Odo 7,551 miles. Since acquisition by vendor at auction in 2001 for $69,584, ex-Elton John car had only been driven just over 100 miles. Original paintwork still super, leather good, minor scuffing to driver's seat back entry/ exit edge. Squab slightly crumpled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $59,824. Money about right for Testarossa of this vintage, cheap for lowmileage example with top pop-star provenance. Seller paid about $98 per mile for privilege of sitting where Sir John sat. Hope it was worth it.• Next Month RM Boca Raton Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach Spring Branson and more ... assicshowcase years at top historic meetings as "Worm Drive Special," through having worm-drive axle. Paint very good with few race marks, stripped- out interior, cage, twin downdraft-fed motor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,383. Extremely specialized item for limited market. Fortunately, somebody here was prepared to just better the reserve for this entry ticket into Top Hat series. GERMAN #71-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198.042/7500644. Eng. May, 2003  "Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles World Class Restoration Facility, Guaranteed Show Winners" Sales Dept: 760-747-3188 • Buying/Restoring: 760-747-9947 • Fax: 760-747-4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3028 USA • management@classicshowcase.com Classic Showcase 53


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Market Reports  ENGLISH #1009-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 Coupe. S/N S8360970N. Putty. LHD. Odo: 55,434 miles. Auxiliary cooling fan, contemporary AM/FM radio in dash. Excellent chrome, paintwork G. Potter King Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, NJ February n 9nn9 i 9v, LIM O Auctioneers:  _ Number of automotive lots: Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate:  Sale total: Dean Kruse and Brent Eorlywine 45 14 31% S776,830 Buyer's premium:10% of first $100,000, 8% over $100,000 (Included in prices of sold lots.) High sale: #1022, 1932 Packard Super 8 dual cowl phaeton, sold for $151,040, including buyer's premium . SOLD AT $29,700. Painting an XK 150 in a color like putty takes guts and I admire that. That said, the car left a little too much to be desired in the quality-control department. No harm done for a driver, but far from show car territory. Fair price, no bargain. very nice, not perfect. Some flaws in right rear quarter. One window gasket splitting, interior quite nice but with some dirt and age. No sale at 2003 RM Boca Raton at $32k. Cond: 3 - Report by Dave Kinney Market opinion in italics Interesting cars included the 1932 Packard Super 8 which sold for $151,040, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Replica that brought $73,700 and a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible fuelie, which realized $79,750. A 1941 Chrysler Pacemaker convertible drew a high bid of $325,000, but that was still $50,000 below the reserve. The event producers—John Chiara, Sonny Abagnale and Jay Silberman—deserve better results than those posted. They are working hard to make this event count, and the concept is a good one. Let's hope that the third time is the charm.—D.K. 54  his is the second year for The Classics at Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal hotel and casino is a Donald Trump property, with all the attendant glitz and glitter one would expect. This year's selection of cars was again heavy on classic American iron, with names like Packard, Cadillac and Lincoln well represented. Held on a Thursday evening, The Classics is an elite selection of cars, offered in a different atmosphere than that of the other large, three-day car event (put on by the same organizers) held 15 blocks away at the convention center. This year, a pre-auction party offered plentiful food and drink while a Dixieland jazz band played. Although the party was much better attended than that of last year, the overall results of the auction itself remained lackluster. Selling just 14 cars, 31%, had to be frustrating after all the work that went into promoting and putting on the event. However, it can take a long time to build a successful auction, even if you have another event nearby that is attracting bidders. February weather was also a factor, as at least five of the classics planned for the sale were unable to make it because they were buried in snow. T - GERMAN #1001 2002 BECK PORSCHE Spyder. S/N 550000725. Silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 24 miles. 2160-cc, 155-hp four-cylinder 4speed. Excellent leather, chrome and detailing since. All Zephyrs built from '33 to '48 were V12s. The Zephyrs gave way to the Continentals, a nameplate that continued until recently. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,950. In my opinion this is a dead-correct price on this particular Lincoln. Really a quite nice vehicle in a drab color, another example of a drivable and usable car for low dollars. Well bought. #1019-1941 CADILLAC MODEL 62 Convertible. S/N 8343568. Burgundy/ oxblood leather. LHD. Odo: 76,721 miles. Excellent paintwork in an appealing color, excel- to interior. Beautiful banjo-style wheel mated to contemporary hand-fitted shifter knob is dead wrong, yet looks great. Pinstriping. Built to look like a replica RSK. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,250. Like the James Dean death car "Lil ' Bastard," with graphics to match. This Beck was quite well put together and altogether a good-looking car This price could have purchased a very nice, and very real 356. I'll stick with the real thing. AMERICAN #1022-1932 PACKARD SUPER 8, MODEL 903 Dual Cowl Phaeton. Sirs' 5311. Burgundy/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 75,274 G. Potter King - Atlantic City, NJ miles. Three-speed synchromesh. First-prize winner, senior division, CCCA. Large and in-charge, this massive Packard has excellent paint, chrome and interior. Accessory Pilot Ray lights, Hall cowl lamps, Packard script mirrors. Chrome wires, fold-down windshield. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $151,040. A bit pricey in today's market, however it really does qualify as the right car to have for classic car touring. Handsome and in good colors, this ninth-series Packard was a postblock sale. #1010-1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR Convertible. S/N H-91621. Tan/red leather. LHD. Odo: 74,586 miles. V12. Radio, full fender skirts, good paint and interior. Sound car, recently restored to high standard, with some use lent chrome. Back seat appears to have original leather, front seat is newer and has a different quality of finish. Woodgraining to metal dash is excellent, Bakelite steering wheel is flawless. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. The 1941 Cadillac convertibles are a one-year-only body style, 1 of approximately 3,100 built. Fixing just a few details could make this a 2- car Well bought and well sold. #1028 1953 BUICK SKYLARK Con- vertible. S/N 17048801. White/red and white leather, brown trim. LHD. Odo: 73,852 miles. Automatic. Very nice paint and chrome, interior has some issues with stitching coming undone and loose carpet fit. Power windows. Lot numbers 1028, 1029 and 1030 were offered first as a group, "the Motorama dream machines." Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,400. To many, the 1953 Skylark is the ultimate '50s Buick. With a no-nonsense grille and a serious Sports Car Market


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G Potter King - Atlantic City, NJ Market Reports Palm Springs Auction body architecture, the '53 is all about the business of having serious fun. Absolutely a market-correct price found here. #1049-1955 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible. S/N 556282606. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,143 miles. V8, automatic. Power windows, AM radio, power steering, Au- spotlights, Continental kit. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,050. Sold for less than the cost of its recent restoration, this J-2-powered Olds Rocket 88 weighs 4,200 pounds and goes 0-60 in 8.2 seconds, quite a feat in the '50s. A great buy any way you look at it. Possible national show contender ible. S/N 533L03135. Pink/black, gray and white leather. LHD. Odo: 87,941 miles. V8, automatic. AM push-button radio, power seats, #1031-1958 OLDSMOBILE 98 Convert- Keith McCormick's Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions Palm Springs, California February 22-23, 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots. Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate. Sale total.  __ Gene Radcliffe 350 180 51% $2,364,700 High sale: #441, 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Ill se- dan, sold for $80,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium: 5% (Included in prices of sold lots.) .41k Report by Daniel Bonyhadi Market opinions in italics tronic Eye. Fresh restoration yet not to an ex- treme quality; body shop dust on some gaskets, interior clean but not fresh. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,700. An example of a Series 62 selling for very close to Eldorado convertible money. Really a quite nice automobile with some easily fixedflaws, but high bid was plenty to make any seller happy. #1038-1956 BUICK ROADMASTER Convertible. S/N 7C5023753. White, red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 74,038 miles. V8, automatic. Power seats, windows, steering and brakes. Owner states miles are original, and was a Continental kit. Excellent paint, leather shows light wear. Brightwork (and there's lots of it) is very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,750. Production total 5,605. If you are looking for one of the most outrageous and garish styling exercises of all time, you just got lucky with a pink 1958 Olds 98. Over-the-top price for an overthe-top car seems somehow fair #1037-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO Coupe. S/N 124379N640481. Orange, hugger/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,394 miles. 427-c.i., 425-hp V8, four-speed. Dave Tinnell restoration, marred by wavy paint on right rear Collector Car Show and Auction enjoyed mid-70s temperatures. The lawns and main ballroom of the Palm Springs Convention Center afforded an attractive venue for sellers to display their vehicles. W $100,000 restoration. Nice older resto could use some polish and buffing from sitting and storage. No flaws noted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,590. If you were looking for a Buick convertible from the '50s, this truly was your sale. $100,000 claim aside, new owner can rest in comfort that he paid less than the cost to restore a similar one. Fully priced. #1011-1958 OLDSMOBELE SUPER 88 HOLIDAY Coupe. S/N 388A03743. Red/ red, white and gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 42,641 miles. 312-hp, triple-carb V8, automatic. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Appears to be a very fresh and correct restoration. Twin May, 2003  roof and poor fit to seat covers (Why? Why?). Very correct throughout. Michelin blackwalls appear to be only contemporary pieces. Owner wanted $95k. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $81,000. Wavy paint can happen to anyone, as either poor prep or something as simple as weather conditions could make it appear But no excuse can be made for poor fit on seat covers on a car of this quality and at this price level.• Auctioneer Gene Radcliffe and his team moved 350 units at a steady 20-car-perhour pace, and achieved a 51% sales rate. McCormick lived up to his reputation for producing a well-organized, efficiently run event. Also, his commission continues to be an industry-low 5% for buyer and seller. The lots offered consisted of American and European models, from recent, barely used luxury cars to vintage collectibles. Adding some spice were units recently seized and then offered for sale by the DEA. As we've come to expect from Palm Springs, there was a good assortment of hot rods along with mild and full customs. The overall quality of the vehicles was good. Several of the lots that didn't bid to current market levels were kept locked and unavailable for detailed viewing; perhaps the owners were off enjoying the nearby tram ride. Other cars would have benefited from a strong detailing. We've noted before in SCM that it is hard to understand why sellers would go to all the trouble of paying entry fees and having their cars hauled to an auction, and then not make sure their paint was shiny and interiors alluring. After all, auctions are about fantasy fulfillment, and who wants to spend big bucks on a dirty car? 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Market Reports  that sold for $33,075. Other sales of note were a 1935 Ford Roadster 48 that sold for $37,800, and an ex-Milton Berle 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud sedan, in just okay condition, that sold post-auction for a celeb-aided $28,088. SCM has been attending McCormick auctions for several years now, and we always find the same things. Decent cars, honest presentation, reasonable or no reserves and enthusiastic bidders. It's a winning combination.—D.B. ENGLISH #377-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD Sedan. S/N A0887302. Pewter/red leather. LHD. Odo: 78,010 miles. Ex-Milton Berle. Left front fender a bit off. Fair chrome, lar AT $10,500. VW Bug rag tops have a distinct following. Certanly not a concours car, but one that was fairly bought and sold and most likely destined to give many years of continued pleasure. ITALIAN #193-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS. S/N 03920. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 23,896 miles. Same owner last 17 years. Fine original paint showing some patina, everything Testarossas are sliding in price. Here is an example of $18,700 just spent on a vehicle and the owner wanting to get out. But why a new interior? With so many TRs for sale, every question makes a car harder to sell. AMERICAN #353-1935 FORD ROADSTER 48. S/N 181274656. Forest green/brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 16,016 miles. Older restoration showing age. Paint chipped, some dimples in body, beautiful red leather seats, worn wool rugs, funky aftermarket radio, wiper blade rubber falling off. Mechanical condition unknown; owner not around to open hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,088. Sold post auction, a great car to take to the country club. The celeb provenance brought an over-market price for this impressive vehicle. GERMAN #132-1958 PORSCHE 356A Coupe. S/N 104667. Red/creme. LHD. Odo: 29,156 miles. Freshened up three years ago: Paint color else good. Solid presentation of unmolested car. Ferrari badge added on rear by previous owner. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. No serious Dino buyers in the audience. This car wouldn't have surprised at $75,000; bid was just too low. #176-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. S/N ZFFSG179440071255. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 4,318 miles. Odometer indicated low mileage, but this car looks like it wood and chrome on convertible top showing wear. Nice overall appearance, though. Optional greyhound radiator cap, yellow fog lights. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,800. A very nice solid car; lots of goodies and appeal, surely will be welcomed by the country club and restaurant valets. Not show quality but will continue to turn heads wherever it goes. #268-1953 BUICK ROADMASTER RIVIERA Coupe. S/N 16901474. Teal with white top/blue cloth with vinyl. LHD. Odo: 26,372 miles. Automatic. A nice car in fair McCormick - Palm Springs, CA ' ,04 ,,,,,,, changed to red, new carpets and headliner, pitted chrome. Same owner last 38 years, Illinois car with no rust evident. Manuals. Presented well. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. The bidders simply overlooked this very attractive Porsche. The high bid was low by thousands, and the owner was rightfully disappointed. Perhaps Palm Springs is cabrio-crazy. #415-1965 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. Body by Karmann. S/N 155709422. Blue and white/blue and white cloth. LHD. Odo: 28,309 miles. Original car, showed pride of ownership. Brand new top which has never been up, good paint, glass and interior. Only 1,000 miles since restoration. Presented itself very well. Cond: 3-. SOLD 56  was driven hard and put away very wet. Front spoiler has large dings and scrapes. Car would benefit from a wet sanding; paint is water stained and animal tracked. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. 7,200 Testarosas were produced; the market is soft for this giant Ferrari. $9,000 was reported recently spent on a major service. However; this car showed very poorly—bid was not off the mark for this car with needs. #210-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. S/N ZFFSG17AZH0073635. Black/ tan. LHD. Odo: 3,635 miles. Just-completed $10,900 major service, $7,800 new interior. Small scratches around key slot on door. Excellent example, last shown at Concorso Italiano. Owner making room for B-J Lamborghini purchase. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,500. Not a friendly car for city driving. to good condition throughout but with many flaws. The large size of the Roadmaster means they can't be ignored. First year for the V8 (322 c.i.), had optional power steering, brakes and windows. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,700. These cars trade in a thin market, and given that this car had some needs, the owner should be glad to see it go. Hopefully, the buyer will be able to invest a few thousand and give this Buick some sparkle. #400-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P6FH260025. Red/red. LHD. Odo: 62,031 miles. Automatic, 312-c.i. V8. Fair panel fit, good paint, excellent interi- or with new carpets; engine bay needed detailing. Aftermarket hard top, A/C. Restored five years ago by Arkansas Buick dealer. Owner Sports Car Market


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McCormick - Palm Springs, CA  Market Reports mand. The buyer paid a premium for this vehicle, but got a car instantly ready for a summer of fun. Very nice but not show quality; three years ago this was convertible money. Now try doubling the amount for a ragtop. expected $35,000-$40,000. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,500. This was a fair price for a fair car There are lots of two-seat Birds for sale, and the buyers are savvy. The cars that bring near six figures are in a whole different league of presentation. #194-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Coupe. S/N CU55K10336. Orange and white/ orange and white cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 162 miles. 265-c.i. V8. An older frame-off restoration which is showing its age. Body has a ding on the fender, interior worn. Nice engine bay and undercarriage. Wheels and tires need detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,825. Seller received full market value for a vehicle which will bring the new owner much satisfaction on the cruise scene. It will take a lot of work and money to make it a national show car, but it a handsome driver #180-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E56S003197. Orange and white/orange vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,236 miles. 283 V8, 2x4 bbls, automatic. Very attractive. Very fine panel fit, paint, chrome and glass. Excellent presentation. Received an NCRS Top Flight award at Heart of America show. One of the top five vehicles at this auction. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,875. A fair deal for buyer and seller both. Too bad about the automatic, perhaps the dual four-barrels make up for it. #294-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD Con- vertible. S/N 24852169693. Bronze/bronze leather. LHD. Odo: 23,116 miles. Great overall condition throughout. No obvious cosmetic flaws; underside was oil covered, perhaps indicating a leak and/or lack of detailing. Optional fiberglass tonneau cover and fender skirts. Aftermarket radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,888. Well bought and well sold Extremely nice car; jet birds continue to appreciate. May, 2003  Sign up online at www.sportscarmarket.com or e-mail should have been replaced, glass otherwise good. Optional rally gauge cluster and console. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,575. GTOs are in de- scmgold@sportscarmarket.com 57 matching, new carpets and aftermarket radio. Good paint, chrome and engine bay, all indicating pride of ownership. Owned by seller for last three years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,400. An excellent example of an extremely nice 'Vette that should have brought more money. The Pep Boys radio didn't help it, but overall the buyers were several thousand dollars off. #170-1965 PONTIAC GTO Coupe. S/N 237375K115771. Teal-turquoise/black. LHD. Odo: 25,607 miles. 389-c.i., 335-hp V8, fourspeed. Brand-new pro restoration. New paint with several flaws, good interior. Window felts paint, chrome, glass, engine bay, undercarriage, interior all excellent and lacking nothing. Past local concours winner, maybe the best showing vehicle at this auction. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,075. The buyer drove away with a wonderful, well-bought vehicle, a prime example of early '60s Detroit art. Great vehicle for show or careful Sunday driving. #182-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N 40867S119230. Silver blue/ Daytona blue leather. LHD. Odo: 90,764 miles. 327 V8, four-speed. Original numbers Needs some minor engine attention and an under-car detailing, then could probably snag a trophy at a local concours. #167-1962 CADILLAC 62 Convertible. S/N 62F018032. Deep burgundy/creme leather. LHD. Odo: 51,649 miles. Recent professional refurbishment, flawless presentation. Panel fit, 569 miles. Fresh restoration, numbers-matching Norwood, CA, factory engine. A pro-built dealer restoration, excellent chrome, very good paint; better than when it left the factory. Big wow factor, sharp overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,025. This stunning machine just left the shop of a respected dealer in fabulous condition. These Z/28s are hot and should continue to appreciate. This car was one of the highlights of the auction.• #189-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 Coupe. S/N 124379N590569. Orange, white rally stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: ACCESS OUR ARCHIVE OF CAR PROFILES. Upgrade to SON GOLD and get your password today!


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Market Reports  Shannons Melbourne, Victoria, Australia March iu, 2003 Auctioneer: Number of automotive lots: Number of automotive lots sold: Sale rate. Sale total.   _ Buyer's premium: S600 (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by John Clucas Market opinions in italics hannons was founded in Melbourne in 1971 by Bob Shannon, and initially operated as an automotive insurance broker. The company came to specialize in classic car insurance and then classic vehicle sales, promoting its services nationally through classic motoring events and rallies. 5 Today, Shannons probably insures more classic cars in Australia than any other insurer; it also maintains a stock of 40 to 50 cars for sale and organizes three auctions in Sydney each year and four in Melbourne. A glossy catalog is produced for each auction, setting out the details of each lot. The 2003 Melbourne Grand Prix Auction, held in conjunction with the Fl Grand Prix and the Melbourne International Motor Show, was Shannons' eighth GP auction and is the highlight of Shannons' auction year. This year's auction attracted around 400 people, but the auctioneer must have been disappointed when only one of the top four lots sold: A McLaren M1OB F5000, which ran with no reserve, went for $75,600, which was far below the low estimate of $126,000. (All prices in this report are quoted in US dollars, at an exchange rate of one Australian dollar to 0.6 US dollars.) A Cooper Climax T51 Fl, which was in that top four, was brought to the country in 1959 by Australia's own Sir Jack Brabham. However, bidding fell well short of its reserve despite the car's Australian heritage, a parochial crowd and Sir Jack himself being there as a guest of the auction. At the higher end of the market, bidders were either scarce or non-existent. Cars that didn't make their reserves included a LHD Porsche 911 GT3 RS race car, which On the brighter side, a very fine 1911 Locomobile Speedster fetched an appropriate $87,000 and a very presentable 1911 Renault tourer found a new owner for just $39,000. 58  Bill Wellwood 72 35   49% $790,500 High sale: #21,1916 Locomobile, sold for $87,000, including buyer's premium had a high bid of $184,200, and a Ferrari 355 Challenge, with a claimed high bid of $147,000. A trend SCM has noted elsewhere in the world was evident here as well. Many of the "old-style" classics that rolled off the production line in reasonable numbers are not worth what they used to be, even when they've undergone extensive restoration. For example, there were six excellent Rolls-Royces and Bentleys built between 1962 and 1978, but none of them elicited any interest from the bidders. Five Jaguar E-types and XK 150s performed similarly, although there were two post-block sales: a stunning '61 E-type 3.8 roadster sold for a paltry $39,000 and a '60 XK 150S fixed head coupe went for $18,000. Both sale prices were below the final reported high bid on the day of the auction. Excluding the race cars, most of the buyer interest was in the less well-known marques, and those cars had to fall within either of two categories: I) extensively restored cars offered for sale at a price where the vendor was prepared to cut his losses; or 2) well-traveled, well-maintained cars unlikely to depreciate in value. Either way, the buyers were looking for something that needed little or no additional investment. Does that sound familiar?—J. C. (For in-depth information, please visit www.shannons.com.au) ENGLISH #45-1939 MORGAN F4 Three-Wheel- er. S/N F550. Eng. #Y229554/YA18745E04. Nile blue and black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 3 miles. Claims of much mechanical work Shannons - Melbourne, Australia some work Not sold at high bid of $22,200— which could have been accepted without regrets—then later reported as after-block sale. #7-1961 JAGUAR XKE Roadster. S/N 876546. Eng. #R3099-9. Silver blue/navy blue leather. RHD. Odo: 72,242 miles. Beautifully 4111 allialoilft°411111- 4t; t# restored by experts in the late '90s. Panel fit better than new, all synchro gearbox added and brakes upgraded. New chrome wires. Only 100 miles on new engine. Some ripples in chrome. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,000. Wondetful way to travel. Rare, but it was the less-comfortable, flat-floor model. Despite its desirability, no one wanted it this day. Deserved higher than the $40,200 high bid, then reported sold postblock for even less. #5-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY BJ7 MK II 2+2 Roadster. S/N 3098BJ755037. Eng. #29FRUH130. Blue over white/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 25,595 miles. Ex-US. Reported 1,000 miles since Australian conversion to done. Fresh paint. Chrome new, but rippled. Black spokes dull. Chassis brush-painted, seats retrimmed, worn tires. Non-period gauges detract from the appeal. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,000. A fun alternative to the motorcycle and sidecar combo. The buyer really wanted this one and paid top dollar. #58-1960 JAGUAR XK 150S Fixed Head Coupe. S/N V792935P. Eng. #ZB2706-8. Green/green-gray. RHD. Odo: 83,080 miles. Well-used since older restoration, but paint, seats and carpet still in good condition. Some rubber seals horrible. Usual pitting to die-cast chrome. Wire wheels rusting. Tires disintegrating. Grimy interior. Mark 10 Jaguar engine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,600. Fast, classic motoring in comfort, but this car needed RHD and total restoration. Door gaps poor. Some file marks in chromework. Detail attention required to trim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,200. One of the more civilized Healeys, with wind-up windows. High estimate of $33,600 was optimistic and bidders didn't get carried away. #41-1968 MCLAREN MlOB FORMULA 5000 Single Seater. Eng. #DG30088. Blue/white. Claimed total rebuild over recent years. Inevitable ripples in lightweight, raced panelwork. Mechanicals tidy. Perspex screen fine. Paint fair, but hardly relevant when you Sports Car Market


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Shannons - Melbourne, Australia  consider you're buying international racing history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,600. A formidable car in its day. Evidently this vendor wanted out. The buyer probably would have paid a bit more, but nowhere near the low estimate of $126,000. A great bargain, and with some refurbishment, a car that will be welcome anywhere. FRENCH #20-1911 RENAULT ROI DES BELGES Tourer. S/N 73793. Eng. #4457. Maroon and black/black buttoned leather. RHD. Odo: 1,163 miles. Older, authentic restoration. Paint White and green. LHD. Presentable paint, but race track nicks and stone chips on hood and wheel arches. Fresh front apron. Engine claimed 16 hours from new and newly refreshed by Porsche. Spartan race interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $184,800. One of Porsche 's 100 purpose-built GT3 RS race cars. Bidders lost interest after reaching the low estimate of $180,000. Is anything so unloved as last year 's race car? Bid was enough. ITALIAN #1-1974 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GTV Convertible. SN AR2411086. Eng. #AR005124284. Blue/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 36,141 km. Presentable conversion from Market Reports maculate presentation left me wondering what lay beneath the faultless bodywork and repaint. Roll cage and Recaro seats fitted nicely around original trim. Carpet needed a vacuum only. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $147,600. The factory's race version of the more common 355 model. High bid seemed like plenty to get the job done. AMERICAN #21-1916 LOCOMOBILE SPEED- STER. SN 10445M6. Eng. #9091. Two-tone red/black. LHD. Odo: 7 miles. New panelwork, paint, interior and wheels all representative of the reported $120,000 restoration in Aort-l*nate, .._(...;Ee still nice, but dulled. Seats, carpet and mats asnew. Wood spokes beautiful. Surplus polish left behind on paint and brass. Mandrel-bent exhaust was out of place. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,600. Grand, Edwardian motoring. Difficult to value this one, but sold below the low estimate and it looked like great value, if this was your scene. GERMAN #6-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. S/N R1210427500595. Eng. #1219217500613. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 32,263 miles. Fastidiously well main- coupe, but older repaint looking very tired. Badly mismatched paint on trunk. Chrome equally tired. Nice interior, though. Road worthy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,100. Classic Italian motoring, sans roof Sold at a fair price considering its coupe heritage and need for further investment. #48-1984 FERRARI 400i 2+2 Coupe. S/N ZFFEBB6C000050817. Eng. #F101C 01101149. Silver/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 66,838 miles. Auto. Very straight panels. Paint 1997. Later engine rebuild, too. Both spare tires used, so the car has been enjoyed since the resto. Slight dent in grille surround. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $87,600. Locos have a reputation for reliability and this one had everything renewed. So the new owner should be well satisfied, having paid around the low estimate. #19-1927 STUTZ SEVEN-PASSENGER Limousine. S/N 86204. Eng. #AAD8R70558. Black/gray, beige cloth. RI-ID. Odo: 66,913 miles. Authentically and totally restored in mm iumm1111111111 • tamed since ground-up restoration completed in 1996. Paint great, interior as-new and all very clean, but obviously driven. Minor scratches in original glass. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,600. A nice alternative when a 300SL is out of range and performance is unimportant. Buyer was prepared to pay the bit extra for one of Australia's best 190SLs. #77-2001 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS Coupe. S/N WPOZZZ99Z15692100. Eng. #63123043. finish great, but variable metallics and variable orange peel. Chrome/stainless in excellent condition. Interior restored in 1998 and well cared for since. A well-loved car, beautifully presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,600. Not everyone's favorite model Ferrari and it was an automatic, but top presentation made this price right for this car #76-1997 FERRARI 355 CHALLENGE. S/N ZFFXR41D000108130. Eng. #45432. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,944 km. Im- mid-'90s, few miles since. Appropriately drab 1920s appearance. Very nice panels and paint. Beautiful interior, with wood suitably satin. Minor scratches in original glass. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,400. Sophisticated 1920s motoring. The buyer was unlikely to find a better one anywhere and paid the low estimate, which was about right. #17-1929 PACKARD 626 Sedan. S/N 156302R. Eng. #262320B. Blue and black/ aupe, brown cloth. RHD. Odo: 580 miles. May, 2003 59


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Market Reports Totally restored in 1969 and lovingly maintained ever since. Paint dull and various chips. File marks in chrome. Interior as-new except, sadly, moth-eaten felt in headlining and door trims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,600. Plenty of power and the looks to go with it. This buyer got a bargain and will probably drive it for years without spending another cent. #52-1936 PACKARD 120B Sedan. S/N 9928477. Eng. #JG31RR63862K. Maroon/ grey cloth. RHD. Odo: 88,907 miles. Restored years ago, but still excellent. Straight panels, immaculate interior, pitting to some original chrome. Front bumper poorly polished before rechrome. Rough work in fitting wheel spat rubber trims. Beautiful under hood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,000. Valued more highly than the non-Landau T-Bird. The announced high bid of $21,000 should have been enough to secure this one, and sure enough, a lower price was accepted after it ran across the block. #49-1972 FOYT ATLANTA INDY CAR. Red/white. Indy 500 participant in '74 and '75. Chevy engine replaces original Offenhauser. Paint excellent for a race car. Auctioneers:  Shannons - Melbourne, Australia Ar 83 Bonhams Europe Geneva, Switzerland March 10, 2003 Number of automotive lots. Number of automotive lots soldSale rate. Sale total-  James Knight and Simon Kidston 59 32 54% $1,423,836 High sale: #183,1903 Martini 14/18-hp 4.1-Liter Type "Rochers De Naye" racing two-seater, sold for $295,630, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium: 15% on the first SF70,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) to a budget around 1999 and further spoiled with a Cleveland V8 and T-bar auto. Paint settled in places and showing file marks. Nice retrim. Spare wheels perished and some whitewalls yellow. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,600. A popular model in its day. Worth more if restored to original. Probably a good buy for a wedding hire company, but not much interest at this price from anyone else. #68-1965 FORD MERCURY PARK LANE BREEZEWAY Sedan. S/N 5Z62Z541238. Eng. #5Z62Z541238. Green and white/green cloth. LHD. Odo: 63,020 miles. Imported from California in 1998 with a claimed rebuilt engine. Oil leaks. Good panel fit, but paint and chrome showing their age. :.41k Seat well used. Perspex yellowed. Engine due for a hose-down; it is a racer, after all. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,600. A piece of American/ A.J. Foyt history. Difficult to value this machine, but it sold at the low estimate. Seems like it would be hard to go wrong at this price, especially with the easy-to-maintain Chevy powerplant. #86-1979 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ Coupe. S/N 6L57N9E626051. Eng. #VP02593P. White/white leather. RHD. Odo: 98,075 km. From the US in 1988 and Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T Repairs to hood. Badly stained seats showing evidence of kids. Sun visors disintegrating. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $8,400. Luxury and much metal for the money. If this was your dream car, it would have been cheap. However, much still needed to be spent, and a lack of bidder interest suggested it wasn't even worth the $6,000 low estimate. #70-1965 FORD THUNDERBIRD Lan- dau. S/N 5Y872110922. Eng.# 5Y872110922. Whitt with black vinyl top/white leather. LHD. Odo: 24,628 miles. Repainted 15 converted to RHD. Probably original paint and still good, but nasty across rear. Front bumper repaired and some pitting to other chrome. White buttoned leather looks tired and grubby. Engine bay presentable, but oil leaks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,000. Luxurious, but an oddball with front-wheel drive. Not everyone's favorite, but the vendor wanted to move it on and the buyer should be well satisfied.• Looking for a deal? Ready to trade up? Visit scm's Showcase & Super Showcase Galleries Buy, sell, trade or just browse (seepage 80) 60  he $295,630 paid for a 1903 Swiss Martini 14/18 hp, which offered very exposed accommodation for two veteran motorists, headed Bonhams' Geneva Show sale, during which just over half the stock on offer went to new homes. Acquired as an unrestored rolling chassis in 1995 and rebodied during a total restoration in current minimalist racer style from period photos, this important Swiss primitive returned to its native Canton to become part of one of Switzerland's foremost private collections almost 100 years after the successful ascent of the Rochers De Naye cog-wheel mountain railway by a sister chassis. The other potentially big-money lot, however—a Ferrari 275GTB/4 first imported into the US by Chinetti in 1967—did not sell, with an insufficient $373,700 offered. Subject to a no-expense-spared early 1990s restoration at Swiss Graber, this matchingnumbers Berlinetta was seemingly still in good cosmetic shape. A twice-restored 1967 Lambo 400GT 2+2, most recently in Germany in the 1990s, cost its new Belgian owner $100,270. The work had been really well done with perfectly presented exterior and engine bay, and original leather. Also in receipt of a fabulously executed refurbishment, with engine and transmission upgrade by the Aston Martin factory, was a 1989 Lagonda, which cost a Hong Kong contestant bidding from a jumbo jet at 30,000 feet $92,130. A 1947 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country convertible, last restored in 1995 in Florida, joined a California collection for $59,570. Apart from the Martini result, the other noteworthy performance under the gavel was the $37,870 raised by a Rolls-Royce Sports Car Market


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Bonhams - Geneva, Switzerland  ber of US cars for a European mainland fixture was potentially mighty risky, plenty of Americans did change hands, including nearly three-quarters of the Corvette collection. Simon Kidston's sale proved there is actually quite a healthy market for these nationals in Europe. Indeed, the Bonhams European Bureau Chief was sufficiently satisfied with the results achieved to confirm that his auction house will again be setting up its rostrum during the Geneva Motor Show next year. SCM will, of course, be there.—R.H.-E. ENGLISH #177-1954 TRIUMPH TR2 Roadster. S/N TS6654L. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 71,261 km. Supplied new to US, where it was restored in 1995. Acquired in 1999, less than 1,000 A huge cache of Chevys had come to market from one of Switzerland's largest GM dealers. Although most of his Corvettes were in rather average cosmetic condition, 78% of them found buyers. Top seller was a $51,911 1967 427 Sting Ray coupe, followed by a 1957 roadster and a 1963 Sting Ray coupe raising $45,954 apiece. Although consigning such a large num- Silver Shadow II, a one-owner car with only 6,260 kilometers from new in 1979; a truly mint example. rejected by the Army, the Moke was redeveloped for the civilian market in 1964. Became mostly a fashion accessory in Britain. $2,500 above estimate forthcoming, slightly generous. Inexplicably, our editor wants one. GERMAN #172-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 Limousine. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 10001212000772. Gray metallic/Havana brown. LHD. Odo: 66,312 km. Automatic. PI* A■A‘mpPow' Market Reports missing. (Catalog had S/N, model year incorrect.) Sold by Bonhams Geneva in 2000 for $33,803. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $34,090. 1 of only 105 coachbuilt lightweights. No-reserve rarity nearly made lower estimate. Probably the cheapest way to get into a true Zagato. And they perform well enough, too. #170-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 Berli- netta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 10627. Red/ black. LHD. Odo: 9,032 km. Claimed match*ng-numbers car, sold new by NART when Seemingly still all original and unrestored. Driver's door paint scab touched-in, front fender dented and scuffed, windshield corner milky and scratched. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,828. Well under presale estimate price wisely accepted, as nearly in need of full cosmetic restoration. Hugely expensive to maintain, although when put right, will go many miles between services. ITALIAN #166-1962 LANCIA FLAMINIA 3C Convertible. Body by Touring. S/N 824142132. Aubergine/tan. LHD. Odo: 90,233 km. US-restored in recent past, polish scratches to front silver, well repainted during Graber resto early 1990s. Lovely panel fit, paint very good, brightwork polish-marked, interior slight wear though perfectly acceptable. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $373,700. Deserved to sell, but with $390,000 lower estimate, maybe too expensive for this crowd. Four-cams have continued to be strong, and Bonhams got $455k for S/N 10307 at its Gstaad sale. #179-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 0589. Silver/ blue. LHD. Odo: 28,727 km. Restored in US in the late 1970s, more recently German-restored 1990s (photos on file). Panel fit, repaint, km since, now cosmetically mellowed. Period wind deflectors on windshield sides, twin Lucas fogs on badge bar. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $22,200. Reasonable restored example still in good shape. $28,000 lower estimate price excessive; $20,000 should have been enough. Small-mouth TR2s are quite handsome, even if they do have pathetic brakes. #160-1993 MINI MOKE Leisure. S/N TX5XKFP3285290120. White/white, green piping. LHD. Odo: 2,706 km. Genuine low mileage, one owner, allegedly only used be- fender, rather obvious retrim slightly baggy. 60-degree, 2,458-cc, OHV V6, triple-carb motor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,019. 1 of 865 Flaminia convertibles. Mid-estimate valuation about right. Just not very handsome cars, especially from the rear view. Brought more money than it would have in the States, for sure. #175-1966 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SZ Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 856075. White/ red. LHD. Odo: 97,035 km. Optional alloys. Expensive German refurb 1992, still cosmetically sharp, only very minor wear. Documents brightwork all excellent. Windshield/rear window new, original front seat leather dull, with very slight wear. Engine bay well detailed. Borranis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $100,270. Near top estimate price paid for really super example of early Lambo. 350s and 400s seem to fall into two categories: $1001( diamonds and $35k lumps of coal. Don't be fooled by a cheap price—the jewel is the best. #181-1969 FERRARI 365 GTC Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 12123. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 64,302 miles. Seen service in Italy, WU" tween home and gold club/golf course. Like new. Full-weather gear. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $17,020. Conceived as a military vehicle but May, 2003 61


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Market Reports  Spain and Switzerland. Older repaint now only fair, surface scratches, evidence of masking, front-seat leather worn, wheels very marked. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $77,700. As presented, $80,000 would be generous; $90,000 minimum sought was over-ambitious. #153-1970 FERRARI DINO 246GT Ber- linetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1098. Red/ black. LHD. Odo: 20,272 km. From first year of production with knock-off wheels, clapper desirable 4.9-liter SS Ghibli. A well-sortedout Ghibli continues to be a good value, even if it doesn't appear they are going anywhere pricewise. #163-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFTA17B000062305. Red/beige. LHD. Odo: 36,128 km. Likely to be total mileage, Bonhams - Geneva, Switzerland replicated from period photos. Completed Belgian, Swiss events since. Some paint marks. Nice Dubrulle 6-drip lubricator on dash, large exposed drive-chain wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $295,630. Pre-auction valuation almost impossible, post-auction price paid established what Swiss Vet is actually worth. On one hand, huge money for a rebody. On the other, the chassis and engine are pieces of history on their own. AMERICAN #184-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E54S004639. Eng. #F54YC 0298648. Polo white/red. LHD. Odo: 97,568 miles. From first year of production, all options fitted, restored 1980. Paint still good with windshield wipers, separate headrests. Swissrestored 15 years ago, engine and gearbox overhauled more recently. Paint touched-in, brightwork polish marked, wheel finish poor, leather well used. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $51,800. As presented, probably worth around $52,000, rather than the $60,000 required by the vendor. #168-1970 LAMBORGHINI ESPADA SERIES H Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 400GT 7927. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 85,234 km. Paint very glossy, though not so good in two owners, excellent original paint. Interior unmarked. 390-bhp, 5-liter, flat 12-cylinder engine, four-valve cylinder heads. Cond: 1-.SOLD AT $45,103. Only just got away at slightly above reserve; great value for a car that must surely be reaching the bottom of its depreciation curve. #180A-2001 FERRARI 550 FIORANO Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFZR52B000124234. Silver/tan. LHD. Odo: 95 km. Total mileage correct. Optional Fio- touched-in chips to hood panel, brightwork including headlamp grilles excellent, interior very good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,699. $4,800 over required minimum forthcoming for a beautiful example. These stylish, but hopeless to drive, Corvettes look at home in a European setting. Might have brought $5,000 more in the US. door-shuts. Borranis highly polished, interior leather and wood unmarked. Front grille mesh non-standard, also fender mirrors from local speed shop. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $28,120. Vendor was seeking at least $38,000. Espadas, like many 2+2s, have the expensive mechanicals of two-seaters but are worth much less. With all its odd bits, this car will be a hard sell. #178-1971 MASERATI GHIBLI SS Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N AM115/49 2174. Light blue metallic/dark blue. LHD. Odo: 31,598 km. Claimed-to-be-still-original panel fit excellent, 15-year-old repaint still good. Part-retrim 2001 very good, brightwork and wheels sharp. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,954. Just over top presale estimate valuation for low-mileage, largely original example of more rano lowered suspension and stronger brakes kit, matching crash hats, Schedoni fitted luggage. Still really brand new. Split-rim alloys. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $196,100. 256th of 448 made. Run up to one bid below reserve, so doubtful if real bidder on wall. Would have thought fully loaded 550 like this was worth around this. SWISS #183-1903 MARTINI 14/18-HP, 4.1-LITER TYPE "ROCHERS DE NAYE" Racing Two-Seater. S/N 103.04. Eng. #200. Cream, red pinstriping/tan. RHD. Odo: miles. Acquired 1995 by vendor as unrestored rolling chassis, full mechanical resto, current body #186-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E57S105001. Eng. #F524EL. White with red coves/red. LHD. Odo: 22,836 km. 283-c.i. motor, 4-speed. Factory options of heater, AM radio, courtesy lights, windshield washer. Restored post-1989, repaint cracks from corners of front grille aperture, passenger-side door top poor, rear lamp surround finisher chrome badly pitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $45,954. Near top estimate valuation for potent spec. Much more fun to drive than the sixcylinder automatics, and some find the simple lines more pleasing than those of the baroque '58s that followed. #188-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY Coupe. S/N 30837S110766. Eng. #F0226RF. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 6,383 miles. Supplied new in US, divided rear window, fuel-injected 360-bhp motor, 4-speed. Mileage displayed since post-1991 resto. Repaint good apart from driver's side front fender micro-blistering, brightwork polish marked, rusty nuts securing bumpers. Cond: 1-. SOLD 62  Sports Car Market


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Bonhams - Geneva, Switzerland Fresh Meat Real market prices for current "flavor of the month" cars. 2003 Limited Edition 007 Ford Thunderbird convertible AT $45,954. Just over mid-estimate valuation here slightly over generous. Even though revered as an icon, the Sting Rays marked the beginning of the "growth" period of the Corvettes, as they became larger and heavier #190 1967  - VETTE 427 STING RAY Roadster. S/N 194677S102362. Eng. #T0922JE. Tuxedo black, red hood stinger/black. LHD. Odo: 81,341 miles. Supplied new in US, factory- CHEVROLET  COR- tire-burning escapes. Steroidal body panels good, paint marked, toweling trim grubby, wood bits unconvincing. Full documentation, tool kit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,401. Just under estimate price valuation for one of the rarest 'Vet/es. #195- 1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COLLECTOR EDITION Coupe. S/N 1GAS0788C5116412. Silver-beige metallic/ silver-beige metallic. LHD. Odo: 640 miles. Just-introduced four-speed automatic, Cross- ... Date sold: 3/15/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2406619365 Details: 15 miles. 3.9-liter, DOHC V8, fivespeed automatic. CD changer, removable top, never titled, under warranty. Sale result: Sold at $41,900, 26 bids. Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $43,995; Edmunds.com: $41,094 Other current offering: Olathe Ford (Olathe, KS; www.olatheford.com). Asking $43,995 for a new model. installed power windows, headrests, AM/FM radio, tinted glass. Side exhaust added later, older restoration, paintwork now very marked, cigarette burn to driver's seat squab. Cast alloys, whitewalls. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,911. Just over lower estimate price paid for what was nearly an average example, though 1967 427 happens to be your correspondent's favorite 'Vette (0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds with lowratio 4.11:1 axle... awesome). #194-1980 CHEVROLET CORVETTE "DUNTOV TURBOVETTE" Roadster. S/N 1Z87HAS43912. White/red. LHD. One of only 30 with factory-fit Garrett turbo for Tired of wrenching on your old car?... BB One Exports Buys Vintage Cars! 2003 BMW Z4 convertible Fire electronic fuel injection. Supplied new in US, two owners, very low mileage genuine. Original, slight cosmetic wear. Spoked alloys. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,275. Just under guide price paid, perhaps worth slightly more. Buyer got a brand-new 21-year-old car for half the price of a 2003 model. Of course, he devalues it each time he drives it.• Call, Fax or Email Today._ Live Happily Ever After. (Or Buy Another One From BB One Exports!) Date sold: 3/21/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2407190847 Details: 99 miles. 2.5-liter, Steptronic. CD, power top, windows, locks, seats, real wood interior trim. Sale result: Sold at $41,975, 18 bids. Seller's feedback: 199 Buyer's feedback: 294 MSRP: $38,845; Edmunds.com: $39,012 Other current offering: Alderson Auto Group (Lubbock, TX; www.alderson.com). Asking $40,392 for a new model. 2003 BMW 745Li sedan Exports bbone8v@dslextreme.com fax 323.654.8788 BB One Raymond Milo, le patron  May, 2003 8375 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90069 323.656-7483 Date sold: 3/25/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2408457702 Details: 5,454 miles. 4.4-liter, 325-hp V8, automatic. Xenon lights, communications package, dual climate control. Sale result: Sold at $67,100, 79 bids. Seller's feedback: 39 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $77,895; Edmunds.com: $75,612 Other current offering: Gault Auto Sport BMW (Endicott, NY; buybmw.com ). Asking $83,230 for a 10-mile example.


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1966 2600 SZ Coupe Chassis number: 858075/856075 (see below) T he Alfa Romeo 2600 coupe, which made its debut in 1962, marked a return to the high-speed GT cars Alfa was known for prior to the four-cylinder Giulietta series. The sixcylinder, 2,582-cc twin-cam was Alfa's first "over-square" engine. It produced a lusty 145 bhp and, to cope with the power and the 125 mph which resulted, Alfa Romeo specified servo-assisted four-wheel disc brakes as standard. It drove through a five-speed gearbox and the gear change was floor mounted. The 2600 series was never a big seller (over 11,000 made, 1962-68) because it was expensive, at list prices starting at $4,700 and going up past $6,000. Most cars had saloon bodies but a very few had special bodywork. This car is one of the rare, lightweight, Zagato-bodied coupes which are the most desirable of all 2600 variants. Built with performance-oriented touring in mind, just 105 SZ models were made and they were capable of more than 135 mph/216 kmh Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  This rare car is finished in white with deep red leather upholstery and is fitted with optional alloy wheels. In 1992 it underwent cosmetic and mechanical restoration in Germany said to have cost DM 120,000 (approximately $80,000 at the '92 exchange rate). The car's documents have been mislaid, but Bonhams will be happy to assist the buyer in registering this car in the UK if required. This car sold for $34,336, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams ' Geneva auction, held March 10, 2003. The price, at the high range of the SCM Price Guide, still represents good value in a rare Zagato-bodied automobile. This car is listed in the auction catalog as a 1962, which is impossible. Serial production of the Web site  Potential problem areas with this model mostly revolve around the mechanicals. The triple two-barrel Solex carburetors must be carefully maintained with regular lubrication of the vacuum-operated mechanism that controls the secondary in order not to burn valves. (The Solexes are actually not, strictly speaking, two-barrel carbs, but a primary and a vacuum-controlled secondary on a shared plenum.) A rare and desirable option is triple two-barrel Webers in place of the Solexes. Be wary of non-factory Weber conversions. Unless the original shared runner Solex manifold is replaced, or sleeved to match the intakes of the Webers, the cars can never be made to run correctly. Another issue is the 165 x 400 tires required, which are expensive and available from few sources. 1965-67 105 Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  SC.44 Investment Grade  2600 Sprint Zagato (SZ) didn't begin until 1965 (a prototype was shown in 1963). In fact, this same car was listed as a 1966 model at the March 2000 Brooks Geneva auction, where it sold for $33,803. Also, the serial number listed by the auction company, "858075," is outside the range of chassis numbers for this model (856001-856105). Assuming that the number should be "856075," it should be considered a 1966 model. Over 11,000 2600s of all types were sold over a six-year span, a respectable number for a top-of-the-line car The most numerous (6,999) were the very attractive Giugiaro-designed Bertone coupes. Like most Zagato-built cars, the 2600 was built in very low numbers, just 105 leaving the factory. The Alfa 2600 SZ is unusual for a Zagatobodied car in that its coachwork was steel rather than aluminum (the hood is made of alloy). Even with the steel body, it was still lighter than the standard Bertone 2600 coupe by almost 300 pounds. This helped to eliminate the major drawback of all the 2600s, which is very heavy low-speed steering (our editor has referred to the other 2600s as "the best trucks Alfa ever made"). It also featured a slightly shorter wheelbase than the standard coupe, further helping handling. 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 spider Lot #53, S/N 13018 Condition: 3- Blackhawk; Hershey, PA; October 11 , Sold at $19,800 SCM ITU 29279 2002 $6.354 (in Italy) $25,000-$35,000 $30015500 $30 Engine compartment on firewall Bottom of block below carburetors Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org Lancia Flaminia Sport, Maserati Sebring, Jaguar Series H XKE 2+2 The unique bodywork, trim and glass, the dashboard, center console and four individual bucket seats are particular to the SZ. Further very little was shared between the big six-cylinder Alfas and the smaller Gitiliettas and Giulias; this, combined with the lower production numbers and survival rates, can make sourcing parts both challenging and expensive. The seemingly poor hood fit seen in the photo of the auctioned car is not a concern—few fit much better Generally speaking, the fact that the car was restored in Germany would indicate the likelihood of a thorough mechanical overhaul, albeit ten years ago. The Germans usually like to drive, rather than simply show, their cars. However we must note that it is quite unTeutonic for the seller to have "mislaid" the paperwork. You might reasonably assume that the combination of low production and Zagato coachwork would result in high market values, but that is not the case here. The SZ has no competition history, which is important to collectors. Further not all agree on the attractiveness of its lines. In a certain sense, it might be considered a precursor to the Zagato-built ES-30 of 1989-91, known as "il Mostro," (the Monster)—fast, not many built and cheap. This Alfa is a stylish, rare and fashionable highway cruiser and a great choice for the many thousand-mile touring events held every year I've owned three standard 2600 coupes and found them to be a delight on the freeway. While this SZ is unlikely to appreciate significantly in the future, for someone looking to own a low-production Zagato from a famous marque, it represents a very good buy—Donald Osborne (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 spider Lot #212, SN 10601191621 Condition: 4+ The Auction: Las Vegas, NV; April 20, 2002 Sold at $16,000 SCM ID# 28268


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Alfa Romeo Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. 31 Alfa Romeo, 6C18C 2600 SIN 101014852. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symboliemotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 34 Tipo B, SIN 412021. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 37 8C 2900B, SIN 412021. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 49 2500 SS, Supergioello by Ghia, exBarbara Hutton, Prince Troubetzkoy, barn find, a great opportunity to acquire one of the best 6C 2500 SS coupes. $65,000. 610593-7423. PA 50 6C2500 Ghia coupe, One of the most beautiful postwar 6Cs in blue/blue and fully worthy of its class win at Villa d'Este Concours, accepted by 6C Club with Gilco chassis and SS spec engine, wonderful to drive. www.fantasyjunction.com . $215,000. 510-653-7555. CA 56 1900 SS, Aluminum Ghia bodied, one of only 6 produced, all are different, so this car is unique, red with black interior, ZF 5-speed gearbox, used Monte Carlo Challenge Rally in 1993, good for California Mille or similar. 011-44-7956-314688, England. $95,000. UK 58 Spider Veloce, New chrome, interior, top rust-free car. waynec@f40.com ; www.f40.com. 860-342-5705. CT 59 Giulietta, Sprint Veloce SIN 7502. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 59 2000 Spider, touring, beautiful red, grey int, black top, extremely rare touring model, underwent a 2 yr ground-up restoration, exceeding $50,000 incl ext, int, brightwork, top & mechanics, options incl 5-spd, 2,000 cc, dual overhead cams, dual Solex carbs. $32,950. 770-971-0404. GA 61 Sprint, 1600 Veloce engine, Webers, driver. drew(isrockisland.com . $10,500. 360-378-3013. WA 63 Sprint Speciale, Giulia, cardinal red, very good mechanicals, complete car, body, exterior needs upgrade of previous restoration, sound, strong, beautiful, historic, mechanical rebuild 2002, Tipo 121. highly tuned, priced to sell. $16,000. 802365-7674. VT 69 Duetto Spider, approx 70,000 mi, includes many used and some NOS body parts, dashboards, doors. etc, stored last 22 years. $5,000. 860-399-5967. CT 86 GTV6, 3.0 Verde, just completed $12K paint, sheet metal, Milano clutch. Euro bumpers. Excellent. Photos velocissima.com. $9,000. Kevin 508-8207759. MA. Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! /Original parts and hard to find NOS. / Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. /High performance components. • /Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifis, accessories and collectables. / Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com Ferrari Upholstery Headquarters Complete Seats, Seat Covers and Cushions Made From Scratch in Italy. Original Vintage Wool Carpet, Carpet Savers and Original Vinyl. - ALSO AVAILABLE - 250 SWB Competition 250 Tour De France 365 GTBI4 Daytona 355 Fl Spyder 246 Dino = Original Vinyl 550 Maranello www.alfapartscatalog.com SPECIAL Ferrari's Replacement for Connolly Leather Now Available. 246 Dino 250 Lusso1275 GTB 250 GTO May, 2003 65 713-849-2400 www.reoriginals.com


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1959 Maserati 5000 GT Chassis number: 103.004 W hen the Shah of Persia came to Maserati in 1958 looking for a unique and distinctive gran turismo, Maserati included a two-page description of the sports-racer 450S in the information he received. The 3500 GT, then entering production, was not exclusive enough for Shah Reza Pahlavi, whose garages housed some of the world's finest cars, but the 450S caught his attention and Maserati bravely undertook the creation of the most powerful, exclusive and unique gran turismo ever contemplated, the 450S-based Tipo 103 Maserati 5000 GT. The Shah's Maserati was conceived and executed as a one-off, but the allure of its style, luxury and performance was such that word of its creation leaked out and a steady stream of clients came to Maserati seeking it. Eventually, 34 5000 GTs were built, each to individual order and specification, over a period of six years. Coachwork was created by the cream of Italian coachbuilders: Touring, Frua, Allemano, Ghia, Pininfarina, Bertone, Michelotti and Monterosa. Its buyers set it apart as the car of kings, princes and captains of industry. Some would propose that the Maserati 5000 GT is the greatest postwar gran turismo. It has all the attributes of greatness: direct racing heritage, immense power, excellent road manners, exclusivity and luxury. The lusty 450S engine featured dual overhead camshafts on each bank, driven by a train of gears for precise timing. The valves were operated by rocker arms with roller followers interposed between the cam lobes and valve stems. Dual ignition from a pair of magnetos was utilized to achieve optimum combustion in the hemispherical combustion chambers. The highly over-square engine produced 400 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 364 foot-pounds of torque at 5,500 rpm with 9.5:1 compression. Induction was through a quartet of Weber IDM45 dual-choke carburetors. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCA( Price Guide  Of the 34 5000 GTs built, two stand out from the rest: the first two, built for the Shah of Persia and for Basil Read, a South African businessman and owner of the racetrack at Kyalami, home of the South African Grand Prix. While later cars had Lucas fuel injection and chain-driven camshafts, only the first two in the series were Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  but is instantly identifiable by the thin chrome side spear which extends back to the rear wheel arch. The interior has the same 18k gold-plated trim accented by rich chrome, an understated elegance and luxury that adds to the sumptuous and harmonious design. This car sold for $495,000, including buyer 's premium, at RM's Amelia Island auction on March 8, 2003. This automobile may very well be the poster child for how the custom coachwork segment of the automobile industry and its buyers have changed in the last 40 years. In today's exotic car showroom, custom coachwork is a lost art. With the rather large exception of the Sultan qj Brunei, auto manufacturers haven't been in the business of creating oneoff, personal rides since the early 1960s. 1959-64 34 $12,500 (1959) $150,000-$200,000 ($275,000-$450,000 for special bodies) $4,000-$6,000 Bosch $80-$160 Driver's side near the shock tower Driver's side near the water pump Maserati Club International, P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 www.maseratinet.com Bentley Continental R, Ferrari Superamerica 400/410 SCM Investment Grade  powered by mildly modified 450S engines with Weber carburetors, gear drive to the cams, roller cam followers and hairpin valve springs. They were bodied by Touring with distinctive coupe coachwork, the purest and most elemental of all these fantastic, legendary gran turismos. It is the second of these carbureted, Touring-bodied GTs—Basil Read's—which is offered here. It was displayed at the 1959 Turin Show, then tested by Hans Tanner and driver Guerino Bertocchi. Tanner's stopwatch captured the 5000 GT swallowing up the autostrada at 172.4 mph. The 5000 GT is built on a massively strengthened 3500 GT chassis frame with the same wheelbase and track dimensions. Front suspension is by A-arms with coil springs, while the rear is a solid axle with semielliptical leaf springs. The 5000 GT has disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear and the transmission—a four-speed built by ZF in Germany—is in unit with the engine and hydraulically operated clutch. Read's car is essentially identical to the 5000 GT built for the Shah, 1962 Maserati 5000 GT Lot #166, SiN 64 Condition: 4 (unrestored barn find) Brooks Europe; Monaco; May 26, 2000 , Sold at $333,063 SCM IDS 9667 66 A Heads of state, captains of industry and the usual cadre of this new millennium's playboys have had to settle on customizing interiors, paintto-sample exteriors and a short list of somewhat ludicrous manufacturer 's options, such as built-in cigar humidors, to give their Aston Martin, Rolls or Ferrari a personal touch. Times have changed. This Maserati 5000 GT is the type of car you go out of your way to buy at auction, if your wallet and tastes flow in that direction. Extremely rare, restored by all the right people to the correct original specification and owned and cared for by Alfredo Brenner—arguably the "guru" of these cars—this was a solid purchase. Ignore all the price guides and so-called "experts" who try to tell you what these cars are worth; this is a near one-of-a-kind jewel, and exotic equipment is worth exactly what the next buyer is willing to pay for exclusivity. This 5000 GT has already proven itself at Pebble Beach, Meadow Brook and Le Belle Machine on the show circuit, but by no means is it just a trailer queen. It's a real running and driving car, now ready to be exercised on the open road in the appropriate vintage events. These Masers have shot up in value over the last five years. It wasn't long ago that they were $150,000-$175,000 and not considered great property. Of course, more than just prices have changed. Persia is now Iran, and the Ayatollah's idea of custom coachwork is now probably onehump or two—"Should I take the goat or the yak? "—another reason these 5000 GTs are wonderful icons of the past, when calling something "the cars of kings" meant more than a monogrammed badge on the door—Steve Serbo (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of RM.). COMPARABLES  1960 Maserati 5000 GT Lot #297, S/N 103.026 Condition: 2- Bonhams; Carmel Valley, CA; August 17, 2002 Sold at $178,500 SCM ID# 28957 Sports Car Market Photo: RM Au


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Vintage Race Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. 31 Alfa Romeo, 6C/8C 2600 SIN 101014852. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 34 Alfa Romeo, Tipo B (P3) SIN 5003 (SF43). For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 37 Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B SIN 412021. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 39 Steyr, Model 220S chassis, engine #CC529S, two-seat roadster (not a cab A), by Glaser or Dresden, partially restored. Possible interesting partial trade. bbone8v@dslextreme.com . 323-656-7483. Fax 323-654-8788. CA 46 Maserati, 4CL-1500 S/N 1581. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 51 Glasspar, sports racing car, recently raced SVRA, V8 power, stick shift, roll hoop, looks like Cobra, some old history known, very rare, one of the first fiberglass cars built, reduced. Car is in Florida. Ott44-7956-314688. UK 55 Jaguar, D-type SIN XICD-515. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 59 Alfa Romeo, Giulietta Sprint Veloce SIN 7502. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com . 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 61 Ferrari, 250GT SWB S/N 2701/GT. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 65 Cobra, 427 Roadster SIN C5X3058. For additional information, full his- tory, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 66 Cobra, 427 Roadster SIN CSX3334. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 68 Brabham, BT21 F2 SIN AM-270. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890, CA 71 Ferrari, Competition Daytona SIN 14107. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 75 Lola, 1294 SIN T294-65. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symholicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 81 Lola, T600 SIN T600-HU3. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 90 Ford, GT40 MkV, S/N 1131. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 97 Reynard, Indy car, less engine, Pacwest/Blundell, working transaxle. $19,500. 636-227-3959. MO 97 Ferrari, F310B, SIN 175. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 2001 G-Force, F3000, S/N 02. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-454-1800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA• Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  WWW.Italparts.com Alphen a/d Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: infogitalparts.com ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. CITROEN 56 2CV, a good solid drive, very nicely maintained, moving, must sell. 941-4732991. FL 77 2CV, club, apple green paint, truly excellent inside and out, tires like new, recent new frame, floorboards, roof, exhaust, etc, unleaded engine, disc brakes, 55,000 miles, this is a very happy Deux Chevaux. erikdewidt@aol.com . $8,000. 301-5878635. MD FIAT 75 124, sport coupe, 60,000 orig miles. California car, restored to like new, int is all orig. 1800cc dual Weber carbs, one of the best around. $11,500. Louis 416-5772778. ON, CN 78 124 Spider, 40K, black %%. ith red interior, immaculate, always garaged, runs flawlessly, extras. $6,800. 315-724-3253. NY ITALIA 72 Roadster, red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4-speed manual transmission. Outstanding in every way. www.continentalautosports.com . $47,900. 630-655-3535. LAMBORGHINI 65 350 GT, original and correct, older restoration, runs extremely well. 805-9695819. CA 71 Espada, 20,000 miles, no rust, Miura wheels, all tools, manuals, beautiful car, complete history. $23,900. 860-455-9030. CT 76 Urraco, P200, sixty-six produced. $25,000. 214-648-2885. 512-922-1644. TX 84 5000S, black w/red interior, 7,800 miles w/factory wing, polished rims still on original P7R5, 1 owner, well maintained vehicle, never any damage or paint work, a rare, unmolested vehicle, serious principles only. $79,900. 608-849-9878. WI 89 Anniversary, red/tan with red piping, Euro bumper, rear wing, 5,000 miles. $89,000. 440-460-0161. OH LANCIA 57 B24S Aurelia, convertible, blue/ tan, fully restored, original California car, ready for any tour or Rally. africk@davalansales.com . $92,500. 626403-4676. CA MASERATI 46 4CL-1500, SIN 1581. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 673700, 19k miles, stored 14 years, owned 24 years. $15,500. Bob 561 - 7437345. FL 74 Merak, red, 45k. needs interior work & minor bodywork. $6,000. 908-4063066. NJ. Specialized in Italian car parts 8r pre-war car parts. 44. VTA Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503.231.5103 800.594.0805 email: stephanie@wtpdx.com May, 2003 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. 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German Car Profile 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Limousine Chassis number: 10001212001227 T he Mercedes-Benz 600 Limousine made its premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in the fall of 1963. The previous "Grand" Mercedes-Benz were the pre-war 770 models (1930-43), built during a time in automobile history when luxury, power and elegance were at their pinnacle. They were the Daimler-Benz premier product, portraying state of the art of automotive engineering and conceived to transport and coddle dignitaries in opulent style. The styling of the new 600 was a collaboration of Bruno Sacco and Paul Bracq. Its traditional Mercedes grille and conservative body have stood the test of time, and the car has become one of the most recognized automobile statements of prestige and nobility. Over the 18-year life span of the model, just 2,677 were built. The most popular 600, the short wheelbase (just over 18 feet in length), sold 2,190 units and accounted for 82% of the total production. The two longwheelbase models were 20.5 feet in length, and included the four- or six-door Pullman—with room for six to eight passengers—and the rare Landaulet, with a folding rear top section. All 600s were nearly custom built, with buyers selecting from an extensive list of options. Mercedes-Benz told prospective buyers, "Insofar as it is technically possible, we will accommodate any customer request and strongly recommend discussing your requirements directly with our engineers in Sindelfingen." Each 600 was practically handbuilt by 50 skilled craftsmen and technicians, taking about 55 days to complete. The 600 was the first production Mercedes-Benz car to be propelled by a V8 engine. The huge 6.3-liter iron block/alloy head, mechanically fuel-injected, 300-hp powerplant could push these three-ton-plus limos to 125-135 mph. Transmission was a four-speed automatic, connected through a three-piece driveshaft to a limited-slip differential. The 600 had a unit-construction pressed steel chassis/body unit; the trunk lid was the only aluminum body panel. The self-leveling high-pressure air suspension with adjustable ride height had A-arms attached to a sub-frame at the front and a low-pivot swing axle with special anti-brake drive design at rear. The shock absorbers were driver adjustable to suit driving style and road surface. Brakes were four-wheel discs with massive front dual-caliper brakes with air power assist. To help put in perspective the handling and power capabilities of this massive car, in 1965 a Pullman 600 with six adults on board and Stirling Moss behind the wheel came within five seconds Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Web site  Alternatives  S'( "11 Investment Grade  of besting the saloon-car lap record at the Brands Hatch racing circuit. In 1965, Car and Driver magazine stated, "The Mercedes 600 has proved to our complete satisfaction that it is the finest automobile in the world!" The car featured here sold for $38,500, including buyer 's premium, at RM's Amelia Island auction March 8, 2003. It was presented with a mediocre older repaint with apparent surface flaws, and, except for the hood, decent panel fit. The chrome, leather, carpets, wood and gauges were presentable. The catalog stated this unrestored example had covered what was believed to be 41,000 original miles and had been regularly serviced and maintained. If, and it's a very big if on any 600, there are not any deferred maintenance issues or mechanical overhauls existing or impending, this was a fair price. Herein lies the collector's love-hate relationship with the 600. Almost every one of the 600's complex, technically sophisticated systems that 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Lot #1547, S/N 10001212000607 Condition: 3- bring such pleasure in use bring an equivalent or greater amount of financial pain when they finally wear out or die prematurely from lack of use or proper maintenance. Virtually every part on the 600 was built solely for this car, and in small (meaning hugely expensive) numbers. The 6.3-liter engine is nearly the only interchangeable part with other Mercedes, and it is the most bulletproof part of the car It takes a true specialist, with first-hand knowledge and experience, to service, repair or restore these machines. For example, the hydraulic system requires a lightweight special-purpose oil, Mercedes part number 100 890 00 11. While this looks somewhat like typical ATF fluid, if ATF is innocently dumped in the hydraulic reservoir—the system that powers the seats, windows, ventilation flaps, sunroof trunk lid, shocks and, on the early models, the door assists—you've just committed a $30,000 faux pas. Typical rebuild costs are: brake system overhaul $25,000, front or rear axle assemblies $12,000 each plus $6,000 for the rest of the air suspension system, driveshaft $7,000. Fully restoring a 600, if you begin with a complete, decent $20,000 "builder;" will set you back at least $150,000. 1963-81 2,677: SWB 2,190, Pullman 428, Laundallette, 59 1964 $19,500 SWB, $24,000 Pullman/LWB; 1969 $35,000; 1981 $100,000+ SWB Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis 4  Engine 4  Club  $2,000 $60 Stamped on right front frame rail Left rear top of block Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2872 www.mbca.org Rolls-Royce Phantom V, RollsRoyce Silver Cloud Ill LWB, Daimler Limo Prices for the more common SWB 600 have been stable and predictable. Most used-up cars, bought by an unknowing buyer; run $15,000$25,000. These almost certainly need $30,000 in mechanical repairs just to be reliable drivers; after that, you might be able to sell your $50,000 car for $30,000, a near dot-com special. Obviously, if you must have a 600, you are better off spending at least $70,000 for a good car with 40,000-50,000 miles that has been maintained, with a thick folder full of documentation. Top-condition SWB 600s will bring well over $100k from savvy buyers who are aware of what it takes to make one right. As with so many once-top-end cars SCM looks at—such as Ferrari 330 GT 2+2s and Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows—the market value of the cars has declined, but the cost of the service and repair continues to reflect their original premium prices. If this car runs out okay, and the owner drives it for a year and then sells it without doing anything, he will probably get his money back and have had a good time. But if he comes out one morning and notices the car has adopted a kneeling position at one corner due to the collapse of the air suspension, he should be aware the good times have ended and the fiscal future is bleak—Scott Featherman (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of RM.) (Thanks to Karl Middelhauve, owner of Classic Car Restoration in Woxall, PA, who has been collecting and restoring 600s for over 40 years. I spent a day at his shop, where he graciously acquainted me with the history, operation, servicing and market transactions of these cars.). COMPARABLES Russo and Steele; Monterey, CA; August 17, 2002 Sold at $24,885 SCM ID# 28994 66 1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB Lot #51, S/N 10001212000131 Condition: 3- Christie's; New York, NY; May 18, 2002 Not sold at $40,000 SCM ID# 28418 Sports Car Market


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Porsche Gespriich / Jim Schrager Risk-Free Trial Ownership ear Mr. Schrager: I am looking at a 1971 911S coupe, Signal Yellow with a black vinyl interior and no sunroof Mileage shows as 88,000, but is unknown, as there are no records for the car beyond five years ago, when the current owner purchased it. It has most of its correct original S parts, including the "deep-six" Fuchs wheels, alloy deck lid and original S engine with mechanical fuel injection. It has updated Carrera chain tensioners and a recently rebuilt brake system, with a new master cylinder D The car starts, stops and runs surprisingly well. There is power everywhere in the rpm band on this one, not at all the "peaky" power I expected from reading the old road tests. However, there is serious rust under the car at the rear (although the torsion tube is still intact), the right front fender has rust and a minor dent, and the engine has a massive oil leak from the base of one of the cylinders. I really wanted a car with a sunroof The owner is asking $6500 and this seems like plenty for a rusty old 911 with a big oil leak. He seems very firm on his price, but 1 think I need to hammer him a bit on it, don't you?—MB, Washington, DC I can understand why he is firm on the price. This is one of the fastest appreciating Porsches today and you are getting the chance to buy it at a price less than you could make by parting out the car. If you want one of these, and don't mind a serious project, this is a car to consider. First, let's look at what it will take to fix the car. Starting with the corrosion, I'd budget $5,000 for rust repair under the rear of the car. You state the torsion tube is okay, so you will need just the rear frame members and inner and outer rocker panels. The floors were galvanized starting in 1971, but you may need some careful patches where the rockers attach to the floors. Next, I'd set aside $5,000 for a very nice street paint job, in original Early 911s are fast appreciating. colors, of course. Signal Yellow, properly painted, is school bus yellow, a very deep yellow with no green tint at all. It is a great period color and a standout at any Porsche Club gathering. You'll need new carpets, recovered seats and headliner. Call it $650 for the carpet kit and $350 for the seats, and an extra $100 for the headliner. You will want to refinish the attractive Fuchs wheels, perhaps a full polish at $400 for the set. The "deep-six" Fuchs is the correct wheel for your car. It has a deep lip on the outside of the wheel that, when polished, makes the wheels look very trick. These early wheels are in big demand, and are correct only for the 1969 to early 1972 cars. Plan on rebuilding the engine to solve the leak. If it runs well now, you may simply need a teardown and rebuild. Still, to be safe, figure $5,000. Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www. j ctaylor. corn May, 2003 69


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By the time you are done, you will have spent about $16,500 in repairs, and be about $23,000 in the car, a pretty modest sum for what would be a great "street concours" car. We routinely see cars like this for sale at higher prices, so you should be safe with this much in the car. But what if you wanted to part it out? Here's a quick run-down: Engine (running, driving-correct 2.2S core with full MFI)  Deep-six Fuchs, straight, but needing restoration  Transmisson, good used  Stock seats, one excellent, one good  S Steering wheel, leather, very good  OE dash top, no cracks, very good  Alloy deck lid with rear windshield wiper  Four good light boxes and lenses  Rear bumper with decos  Doors, complete, with glass and trim  H4 Euro front lights  Hood, unrusty  Five instruments, all operable  Complete set, S brakes, recently rebuilt  Oil tank and operable oil level sender  Good used left front fender  Windshield and backlight  Back seats and rear side windows  $3,000 $600 $400 $300/pair $100 $300 $400 $200 $100 $400/pair $ 100/pair $100 $150 $600 $100 $300 $100 $50 This adds up to $7,300, and I've left off lots of little stuff. I've priced the above at minimum eBay prices. In some cases, you may very well get more. So you can see that the asking price for the car is not out of line. Regarding your desires for a sunroof, realize that sunroofs in the early 911S are fairly rare. I, too, think they are great and add value. But many hardcore 911 guys (and gals) wouldn't go near a sunroof S car. On the track, the sunroof adds weight high in the car and contributes to slower lap times. As to the way this particular car drives, I have found a wide variation Correct mechanical fuel injection adds value. in older 911s. I have driven some 2.2S cars that are fantastic, and others have left me cold. Drive a few other early S cars so you can begin to understand how a good one should feel. For many of us, the 2.2S is the ultimate early S, not the 2.4S cars of 1972-73. This is because the 2.2 cars have a higher-compression, shorterstroke configuration that has loads of power high in the rpm range. In the 2.4 motors, partly due to increased emission-control problems, the torque curve was much less ferocious. What I particularly like about this car is that you have a risk-free trial period before you decide what to do. Buy it, drive it and see what you think. You should suffer no depreciation and, if it has been driven and is decent mechanically, face no giant bills. Then, while you are enjoying the car, you can make up your mind whether to fix this one or find another. Seems like a good deal to me at $6,500. E-mail your Porsche questions to copyed@sportscarmarket.com, or fax them to 503/253-2234.* Affordable, Agreed Value Insurance for Hobbyists American Hobbyist Insurance is dedicated to serving car hobbyists of all stripes. Whether your collector vehicle is a classic sports car, or a new, limited-production vehicle (or anything in-between), we can help. The policy provides Agreed Value coverage, one charge for liability and no restrictive mileage limitations.* Visit our website for an instant, on-line quote or call: 1 (800) 395-4835 www.AmericanHobbyist.com 2501 S.E. Aviation Way • Stuart, FL 34996 I / 11#1.W1:411 _ tO AMERICAN HOBBYIST INSURANCE AGENCY Underwritten by American Reliable Insurance Company "Certain restrictions and limitations apply and may vary by state. Not available in all states. CA Lic# 0892730  70  SCM 02/03 Sports Car Market


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German Car Classifieds BMW 67 1700GT, Glas, rare and original, manuals, deliver records, sales brochure, excellent vintage race potential. $3,900. 316-838-2991. KS 71 2002, 1TB or vintage racing, fire system, roll cage, seat, belts. $3,900. 316-8382991. KS MERCEDES-BENZ 55 300SL, Gullwing, restoration finished 3-15-2002, Rudge luggage, like new. 818368-7226. CA 55 Gullwing, coupe, red with black leather interior, one owner car from new, no rust but needs attention. $150,000. Dennis 203494-2458. CT 55 300SL, Gullwing S/N 00288. For additional information, full history, current and period photographs, contact Symbolic Motor Car Company, www.symbolicmotors.com. 858-4541800. Fax 858-454-1890. CA 56 190SL, cony, silver with red interior and black top, new tires, original carburetors and radio, amateur restoration. $14,900. 610-942-9898. PA 57 300SL, roadster, white/blue, total restoration, celebrity owned, maintained by Hjeltness Restoration, Escondidio, CA. runs great, taken on many road rallies. $240,000. 714-839-9100. CA 57 300SL, roadster, frame-off restoration, show car, strawberry original paint, tan interior. 818-368-7226. CA 58 190SL, red/black, with hardtop, new ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCL ON chrome, new upholstery, new convertible top, runs well. S23,000. 310-488-8769. CA 59 190SL, 534G red, black leather, top, tonneau, 2002 seven shows, six trophies, rebuilt original Solex, workshop, owner's 190SL supplement, manuals, mechanically excellent, retiring to remote rural area. $24,000. Bob Cottam 916-349-1013. CA 63 300SL, roadster, fully restored, alloy bock, disc brakes, luggage, DB178 metallic grey with burgundy interior, 2 tops, ex-Don Ricardo car, 28,000 original miles, luggage. $325,000. 314-616-8278. MO 68 280 SL, automatic, two tops, excellent condition, brand new tires, new soft top. $22,000. 609-924-1522. NJ 70 280 SL, auto, a/c, red with black tops, new within 3K miles, paint, NOS canvas top, black leather seats and armrests, tires shocks, brakes, bumper and grille chrome, 10 year exhaust, battery, front end and major tune, 92K near mint. tjlonergan@aol.com . $24,950. 413-534-1311. MA 71 280 SL, hard and soft top, mint condition, rust red with white leather interior, auto all receipts, mechanically excellent, a true must see. $27,000. Scott 480-9411707. AZ 74 450 SL, red,tan interior, automatic, Euro car, new paint, tires, brakes, soft top, very peppy driver. $5,900. 231-882-0426. MI PORSCHE 55 Speedster, serial #80879, engine UDE INTERNET POSTING! LY $15. #60493, 77 miles on complete concours restoration, no expense spared, includes original 16" wheels and tires, plus extra set of 15" chrome wheels and tires, for show or drive, ivory exterior with tan leather interior. $69,500. 405-752-9098. 405-6270719. OK 56 356A, coupe, 1600N, all numbers matching, Kardex, rare 1 year only color, Lago green metallic, tan interior, perfect gaps, less than 100 miles since fresh restoration. $29,900. 918-299.1211.0K 60 356B, cabriolet, black, gray leather, fully restored & rebuilt, runs strong. $35,000. 513-615-1794. KY 62 356B, cabriolet, white, red leather, no rust, numbers match, professionally restored, excellent condition. $45,000. 914238-8665. KY 66911, w/67 9I1S engine, navy w/blacic, garage kept, in family since 66, runs well, good condition in and out. scott.shivers.cs @juno.com. $10,000. 636-225-5510. MO 67 911, beautiful condition in & out, dark green w/black, 5-spd, Fuchs, alloys, new heater boxes, original rocker panels & front pan w/no rust, excellent engine w/no oil leaks, garage kept, must see. $11,500. 718-474-5085. NY 77 911S, coupe, 2.7 L, no rust/wrecks, original 123K, alloys, sunroof, AM/ FM/CD, 5-spd, upgrades, finely tuned. reluctant sale, spares and shop books. $15,000. Geo Pacific 408-780-1852. CA. ietA  ao-re RESTORATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! NEW ENGLAND 1000 5 Driving Days—May17 to 23, 2003 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $4495 per couple, all inclusive Vermont, Quebec & Mt. Tremblantl FORZA MILE V-12 Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine! 4 Driving Days—September 21 to 26, 2003 Any Ferrari or Maserati, any Mercedes SL, any 12-cylinder 9995 per couple, all inclusive Pays Basque, Pyrenees & Margaux! 6 Driving Days—October 11 to 18, 2003 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GI cars 56995 per couple, all inclusive RALLYE BIARRITZ San Antonio & Texas Hill Country! 4 Driving Days—November 2 to 7, 2003 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars 9995 per couple, all inclusive TEXAS 1000 Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com May, 2003 71


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American Car Profile 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition Coupe Chassis number: I GI AS0788C5116412 L ast of the "Big 'Vette" series, the 1982 Corvette lineup included a built-to-order-only Collector Edition model. Distinguished by more than just special paintwork, though of course it had that too, the Collector Edition featured an opening hatchback rear window in place of the previous fixed backlight. As well as a unique silver-beige metallic, "fading shadow" paint scheme, the Collector Edition's other distinguishing features included matching interior with leather upholstery and door trim, "Corvette Collector Edition" crossedflag emblems, solar screened roof panels and special spoked alloy wheels. Two just-introduced technical innovations enjoyed by all Corvettes were a new four-speed automatic transmission and Cross-Fire electronic fuel injection. Power steering, power brakes and tinted glass were among the host of standard features. Supplied new in the US, this two-owner example was acquired by the vendor in 1991 and is presented in totally original, as-new condition, having covered just 680 miles from new. Cruise control, power driver's seat, power door locks, electric sport mirrors, roof panel carrier and AM/ FM/cassette/CB are the fitted options. Rated as in "excellent" condition when assessed by an independent Corvette authority in October 2002, the car is offered with full documentation, owner's handbook, tool kit and roadworthiness certificate. Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Year produced  This car sold for $21,460, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams ' Geneva auction March 10, 2003. Some well-known limited editions celebrate racing heritage, such as the Indy pace car replicas. Others were sometimes created by marketing departments as a way to increase sales by tapping into that oh-so-human desire to have something just a little different from our neighbors. Sometimes, as with the Alfa Romeo GTV-6 Balocco, putting a stripe kit on the car and screwing a "Limited Edition" plaque to the dash was a last-ditch attempt to do something, anything, to help clear the docks of a model that simply wasn't selling. Perhaps the most famous example of a limited Tune up/mjor service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  tion. Two or three times a year at auction, you will find a low-miles 1976 Bicentennial convertible that was put away by an "investor" As you might have guessed, the Bicentennial Edition cars now bring just a slight premium over the regular '76 Eldo convertibles. The 1982 Chevrolet Corvette Collector Edition follows in these nonetoo-humble footsteps: it is a car that celebrated little more than special trim, fadeaway-style paint, graphics and a rear window that finally opened hatch-style. For me, getting excited about the 1982 Collector Edition is like celebrating a business trip to Cleveland 1982 6,759 $13,925-$22,000 $445 On pad just in front of passenger-side engine head Visible through windshield on driver's side Web site  National Corvette Owners Association, 900 South Washington Street, Falls Church VA 22046; National Corvette Restorers Society, 6291 Day Road, Cincinnati, OH 45252 $22,537.59 $24.75 The Collector Edition 1982 Corvette was, is and remains as important as you feel it is. No technological breakthroughs different from other 1982 Corvettes can be found under the hood It won't go any faster, nor will it stop any quicker, than any other 1982 Corvette. www.crookedcat.com/82ce/; www.ncrs.org (82 Collector Edition registry) Alternatives 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Silver Anniversary, 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car, 1so Grifo SCM Investment Grade  edition from the 1950s was the Dodge La Femme, a full-sized pink car, ouffitted with lipstick containers, perfume bottles, a matching umbrella and other "necessities" for the stylish woman of the era. The 1960s saw limited editions that included the Mustang California Special and the High Country Special, distinguished from their more common brethren only by superficial elements. The California Special, for example, had a Shelby-style rear spoiler and taillights, as well as non-functional side scoops with GT/CS graphics, extra badging and stripes. The grille was blacked out and fog lights were installed. In the 1970s the concept of the limited edition really took hold Lincoln had its designer and collector editions, including the Cartier, while Cadillac topped everyone with the 1976 Eldorado convertible "Bicentennial Edition." The 1976 Eldorado was touted as the last full-size American convertible; the Bicentennial was to be its ultimate incarna- 1982 Corvette Collector Edition Lot #764, S/N 1GlAY078XC5108375 Condition: 2+ 1982 Collector Edition Corvettes tend to range in price from under $10,000 for worn-out examples to over twice that for low-mileage, wellcared-for cars. At $21,460 in Switzerland, this car represents a small bargain, assuming European taxes were paid. Similar cars for similar money can still be found on our side of the pond. Now over 20 years old, this particular Corvette has traveled just a few dozen miles per year Although Corvettes tend to be a hearty breed, any car left sitting and unused is sure to exhibit a few problems. From the inexpensive belt and hose re- placement to the more expensive flat spots on tires, even the lucky wind up paying a few thousand dollars during the first few thousand miles of use as they bring a stored car back to life. A less fortunate new owner might have to spend several thousand for replacement of dried-out seals, or perhaps might be facing radiator or internal coolant-related problems. Also, will the new owner want to drive his Corvette, realizing that each new mile subtracts substantially from the value of his recent purchase? An interesting aside to this predicament is that for a total of less than $25,000, someone now owns a "new" Corvette for approximately half the price of a 2003 model. He got no warranty, and the new-car smell has undoubtedly faded away, but a 680-mile Corvette for the price of a loaded Toyota has its own special appeal.—Dave Kinney (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES G. Potter King; Atlantic City, NJ; February 22, 2002 Sold at $32,445 SCM ID# 28082 Kensington Motor Group; Bridgehampton, NY; May 25, 2002 Not sold at $16,000 SCM ID# 28616 Lot #12, S/N 1G1AY078XC5122342 Condition: 2- 1982 Corvette Collector Edition


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American Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. A.C. 56 Aceca, 8E575, body perfect, 100% redone, Cobra power, T-10 trans, Jaguar rear end, disc brakes, rack/pinion steering, chrome wires, dark green, black interior, S-W gauges, walnut dash, chrome redone. starrlaw@aol.com . $33,500. John Starr 925-672-5514. CA CADILLAC 61 Eldorado Biarritz, convertible, one of 1,450 produced, all codes and numbers correct, magnificent oyster pearl (heather), matching ostrich leather, white top, fully restored Arizona jewel, cold a/c and all options. 535,000. 954-937-7177. FL CHEVROLET 53 Corvette, older NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Special collection, owner history, not a made-up, put-together car. $130,000. 718-979-3655. NY 60 Corvette, solid axle, 2nd owner, original matching numbers, fully documented, 46,121 miles, silver, red interior, 4-spd, 2 tops, 283/230 hp, Wonderbar, positraction, stainless steel exhaust. $60,000. 908-8798815. NJ 62 Corvette, 327-360, fuel injection, 4spd, Wonderbar, red/red, prior AZ owner 12 years, receipts for engine, diff, fuelie and interior overhaul, excellent throughout, needs nothing, matching numbers. $59,000. 678-513-7511. GA 63 Corvette, split-window fuelie, silver/ black, 327/250, #s match, 63,000 original miles, Powerglide, unrestored original car exept paint, knock-offs, runs great, must sell. $38,000. Gary 315-478-0959. NY 64 Corvair Spyder, convertible, red w/white interior, original restored to exact specifications, Antique Automobile Club Grand National winner, Best of Show at CORSA National convention, 150-hp Turbocharged engine, 4-spd. mikeguintard @hotmail.com . 520,000. 602-278-5866. AZ 64 Impala SS, hardtop, 283, automatic, 49,800 actual miles, only tires, battery, oil not original, rare find, everything works, fly in, drive home. $16,900. 260-627-5474. IN 69 RS/SS, 396-375 hp L-78, matching number engine completely rebuilt, 4-spd trans rebuilt, 12-bolt posi rear end rebuilt, all with no miles on them, new fresh restoration, LeMans blue with black vinyl top and new deluxe interior, power steering & disc brakes. $39,000. 918-251-9629. OK 70 Camaro Z-28, LT1 350-360, 34,000 original miles, second owner, super clean, #s match, original tires, jack, full spare, dealer's order form and a bill of sale, full bumper, 4-spd, inside like new, has American racing rims and radial tires. $25,000. Ross 450-294-2282. CA 73 Monte Carlo, 454, #s match, blue. no rust, rare swivel seats, needs resto. goodcarma@sbcglobal.net . $2,995. 310285-8252. CA 73 Camaro, Second-Generation genuine RS Z-28, 4-spd, beautiful turnkey restoration, very clean car, all metal, some mile modifications, headers, cowl induction hood, Center Line wheels, engine rebuilt to 1970 LT-I specs, solid lifter cam. moto5@cox.net. $17,500. 860-508-1969. 203-440-2066. CT May, 2003 DODGE 67 Hemi Coronet RTC, automatic, 28,000 miles, maroon, black, original motor, original no rust body, original transmission, paper work, restored, needs nothing. $48,000. 405-552-9406. OK 68 Dart GTS, factory H-code, 383, blue with black vinyl top, interior and stripe, 727 auto, 3.55 Sure Grip, tinted glass, factory tach, motor and trans professionally rebuilt, ground-up restoration, show quality paint, vintage 1969 Cragar SS wheels, many show awards. $22,900. Tim 952-4030801. MN 70 Challenger, 6-pack, T/A, #s matching, 29,000 orig miles, 4-spd, pistol grip, Hemi orange w/black vinyl top, orig tires still with car, immaculate cond. $41,900. Aaron 613-354-3633. ON, CN FORD 65 Mustang, K-code GT cony, show car, professional resto, Rangoon red, white top, white pony int, a/c, 5 s/s wheels, Rally-Pac, VIN in block and trans housing, engine professionally rebuilt, this car is exceptional. ggmartinl@cox.net . $44,000. 480-839-3003. AZ 71 Mustang, Boss, 351, light pewter met, white deluxe, trailered concours champ, 92, 93, still int cond, this was the last Boss 351 built, July 29, 1971, last day of 71 production, complete documentation, owner history to day one, all orig paper work, bill of sale. $39,500. 812-834-6460. IN OLDSMOBILE 68 Cutlass 442, convertible, restored, Muncie 4-spd, all new rubber and fabric, red, factory air, AM/FM. hgppe@aol.com. 514,000. 540-721-1921. VA 78 Toronado XS, totally original, only 1,525 miles, one of 2,437 produced, every available option, the XS was only produced in 1977 and 1978, original paper work, a future classic. $19,900. 718-969-7679. NY 83 Toronado, Brougham, 467 actual miles, full documentation, stunning light sable brown metallic with dark brown landau roof with matching velour interior, this museum quality vehicle has every option except sunroof. $14,900. 814-476-7136. PA PLYMOUTH 69 Road Runner, 383, automatic, yellov‘ with black vinyl roof and interior, restored, matching numbers. leasesix@bellsouth.net . 515,995. 561-994-3300. FL 70 AAR Cuda, matching #, 340 6-pack, 4spd, pistol grip, 2 broadcast sheets, fender tag, 3.91 Sure-Grip differential, no expense spared. $47,000. 856-346-2919. NJ 71 GTX, 440, air grabber, 1 of 32 with power sunroof, power windows, rear gull' wing spoiler, plum crazy with white inteior, fully documented, featured in many books, rust-free and in show condition. $25,900. 267-716-4460. PA PONTIAC 70 Formula, 400, fresh frame-on restoration, goldenrod yellow, deluxe black interior, Firebird & Trans Am 67-94 by Holder & Kunz, pp 31 & 35, #s match, showing 26,563 miles, build sheet. PHS, MD inspected, ps, pb, auto w/console, a/c. $21,400. 301-570-5444. MD* 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 . tlornliss turiast tr 4'5O k *kV . 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692'-fax 973-742-8369 73 MAY 2003 6/The Malts, 12-16. Enjoy Scotland in vintage style. A major reworking of this well-established event is in the works. Organized by Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, fax +44 (0)1886 833144. (UK) VNew England 1000, 18-23. 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT. Presented by Mercedes-Benz. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) s/The Power & The Glory, 24- 25. The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia will be out in force for a full weekend of vintage motor racing. This is the fifth year the club has raced at The River's Edge Road Course at Mission Raceway Park in British Columbia. Close to a hundred pre-1969 race cars are expected. Car Clubs from many of the competing marques will be bringing their cars for display. For further information contact Mike Tate, VRCBC Past President and Race Director, miketate@shaw.ca . t/Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Wine Country Classic Vintage Car Rally, 30. A full weekend of activities kicks off with the rally, where participants can drive their vintage cars on the twisting, 12-turn road course. The rally brings the sights and sounds of classic cars to the Sonoma wine country. Drivers and passengers Vintage Rally Calendar alike will surely enjoy this chance to cruise through the scenic Sonoma Valley. Participants are invited to meet at Infineon Raceway in preparation for the cruise. Contact Melvyn Record at (707) 938-8448, ext. 137, www.infineonraceway.com . (CA) JUNE 2003 VRallye des Princesses, 1-6. The rally will follow the inaugural route this year, approximately 1,600 km from Paris to the French Riviera. Classic cars built up to the 1972 model year are eligible, and entry is open to crews consisting of two women or a woman with a male co-driver (only the woman is authorized to drive). Information is available at www.zaniroli.com e-mail zaniroli@club-internet.fr . 6,11th Annual BMW Classic Motorcar Rally, 5-8. This year the rally heads to Whidbey Island, Washington, north of the Puget Sound, where it will extend 400 miles on paved roads. Collector cars of 25 years of age or older will m ake up the "Classic Division" while cars 1979 or newer will make up the "Contemporary Division." All proceeds benefit the College Planning Network. Contact: 206/323-0624, seacpn@collegeplan.org. (WA)* You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions.


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 •  Bike Buys / Bill Neill 1989-90 Honda GB500 U npopular and overpriced when new, the Honda GB500 was only for sale for two years in the US. In fact, Honda reduced its price by over 10% in its second year to get rid of unsold models. But now, a GB500 in good condition is worth almost as much as it was when new. Not many 14-year-old bikes can make that claim. Perhaps the most appealing thing about the GB500 is its appearance. A handsome machine, it resembles the classic British singles from Norton, Velocette and BSA. (You noticed the GB in the model name?) The GB500 sports an attractive fuel tank and solo seat, and was equipped with wire spoke wheels when virtually every street bike was getting modern-looking cast wheels. No plastic body parts mar the lines, and the name Honda is applied in tastefully small letters on the gas tank. The engine is a robust, 500-cc four-stroke single with four valves. The 33 horsepower is sufficient to provide effortless cruising at 70 mph, with a top speed of 100 mph. The 26 foot-pounds of torque means good acceleration, with 0 to 60 times measured in the fiveto-six-second range. It is possible to bore the engine to 600 cc, but a stock example will last longer and be worth more. Although an electric starter is Despite its early status as an orphan, in the last five years the GB500 has come on strong. Other single-cylinder Japanese motorcycles from this era, like the Yamaha SR500 or Suzuki Savage, struggle to get any recognition and sell for half the price of the Honda because they are just not as attractive. Further, there is nothing like the GB500 available new. Single cylinder, single seat provided, there is also a kick-start lever in case you want to impress onlookers at the coffee shop or indulge your fantasies about being able to start a big single with one welltimed kick. With its light weight, the handling is good and the bike is easy to flick into turns. The GB500 is at its best hustling along a twisting country road. Fortunately, aside from its appearance, the GB500 does not embody any old British technology. For instance, the oil stays in the crankcase instead of puddling on the ground. The single front brake disc is far more effective than the drum brakes of the '60s, the turn signals and headlight work without surprises and parts aren't likely to fall off from vibration. The soft front springs can be replaced with stiffer, more sporting ones. USAPPRAISAL MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline May 25, 2003 --.  -  -  is..  .......-0--.-  ...,  ...  ..  . Itfrz'... .—, VW —  Conrol.,0  For the rider who is after the look and feel of a classic big single, but without the hassles of ancient technology, the GB500 is just the ticket.• Years produced  Color  Transmission  Weight (dry)  Price new  Engine  Value today  1989-90 dark green five-speed, left-foot shift 360 lb 500-cc, 33-hp single Cost of full service/tune  Frame #  Engine #  $4,200 in '89, $3,700 in '90 $2,500-$3,500 $180 In front of shifter, left side Likes touring one big thump at a time. Fun to ride *trer Perfect G8500 owner: Ease of maintenance ter** Appreciation ter (freer** is best) Steering head ITALIANC). 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 15th, 2003 Black Horse Golf Course at Monterey Bay • Seaside, California Black Horse is located just minutes north from central Monterey. Take the Fort Ord main exit from Highway 2, and follow the signs. No More hour wait in traffic to get in and out. HONORING LAMBORGHINI'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SALUTING ITALIAN SPYDERS & BARCHETTAS .........".... I _ -  , . nbilliallitni. .. , ,  Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a 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 503/253-2234. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 74 To RECEIVE A SPECTATOR EVENT BROCHURE, REGISTER YOUR CAR OR PURCHASE TICKETS Advance Tickets & Fast-Break-Plus Advance Tickets Available Now. Tel: (206) 232-0365 • Email: ci@concorso.com • Web: www.concorso.com Pmqvuoi his GIRARD-PERREGAUX ... .. QMATIP . 33  &En Benefiting the Youth ofMonterey Peninsula. GP hi A.V. Who, with 111.1.11 11: 11/ mASERAT1 P(1111(011E10; VOIISlor Premier Sports Car Market FEATURED DESIGNER: PIETRO FRUA & His WORK FERRARI - A SYMPHONY IN METAL THE CONCORSO BURN-OUT EXPANDED CORRAL AREA FASHION, OPERA AND OVER 100 VENDORS


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Motobilia / Carl Bomstead Lucky Find Object: Johnson "Time Tells" One-Gallon Oil Can—Lot #38 Auction: Aumann Auctions, Inc., Ray May Petroliana Sale; Kankakee, Illinois; February 28-March I, 2003 Estimate: None given Sale Price: $425 he story of how Ray May started collecting gas and oil memorabilia is almost a family affair. He had finished restoring his 1969 Cougar and the trophies that attested to the quality of his work were on a display shelf in his garage. They looked a little out of place displayed next to garden tools and all the other normal garage "junk," so when a nice vintage porcelain gas station sign found Ray at a local swap meet, he couldn't resist. Of course, you can't have just one sign. T However, Ray, a little smarter than most of us, quickly figured out how to get his wife involved with his new hobby. The Johnson Oil Company was founded in Illinois in 1909 by Homer Johnson, and was sold in 1956 as the expanded and controlling Johnson family could not agree on a business plan. Ray's wife's maiden name is Jan Johnson—no relation to the oil company—and since they live in Illinois, it was a natural choice for them to focus on automobilia from that company. Garage sale prize. - And what a fine job the Mays have done. Hundreds of Johnson Oil Company items, with the distinctive orange-and-black logo, have found their way into the May collection. The hallmark of their collection is the exceptional quality of the items they have accumulated. Locating a tin sign, road map or oil can that is in pristine condition after at least fifty years in storage is a real find, but the Mays did it with regularity. So often, in fact, that the collection expanded faster than their ability to display it. The Mays recently decided to sell a portion of their collection, and Aumann Auctions (www.aumannauctions.com ) presented 780 lots of automotive and gas/oil-company-related collectibles at a two-day live auction supplemented with real-time Internet bidding. The results were strong, as the final tally, $245,000, was about a third higher than Aumann had expected. One of the more interesting items presented was a one-gallon Johnson Oil can. The can was in unused NOS condition. Ray came to own it in an unusual—but typical for this genre of collecting—fashion. A friend of his stopped by a neighborhood garage sale and, while snooping around, noticed a box that was in a pile of trash destined for the dump and was not even included in the garage sale. Closer inspection revealed that the box contained six of the neverfilled or used Johnson one-gallon cans. While Ray has no idea what his friend paid for the box of "trash," he knows that he paid his friend less for all six than the $425 the single can realized at the auction. Aside from the trash or treasure aspect of this find, there's a larger message here. The more you focus your collection, and the more you can get your family involved, the more fun you're likely to have and the better the shelves in your garage are likely to look.• May, 2003 1969 Corvette Roadster 427/435 -4 Speed, Monza Red Restored Presented during the prestigious Monterey Historic Races & Pebble Beach Concours weekend CONSIGN r NOW! I 602-25Z-2697 wwwsussoandsteele.com 111 75 WithouthReserve" CSX 4213 Shelby Cobra 427 #2 of 40 Anniv. — all alloy ifit, sn,th,stre 1969 Boss 429 is KK#1908 19K ml, all its, docs. full history  _ 41- 1964 Corvette Fuel Injection 11K ml, #s match Daytona/White Marriott Hotel August 164.11 200.3 nn CD nteney 1967 Shelby G1500 #2051 4 speed Full Restoration


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Reviews Ratings: ***** is best. Two copies of books, Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Author: Publisher: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: Bertone: 90 Years,1912-2002 Luciano Greggio Giorgio Nada Editore www.giorgionadaeditore.it 88-7911-273-2 10 x 11 inches, two hardbound volumes with slip case, 176 and 228 pages, respectively $98 Bertone boosters l!rilr Casual enthusiasts ** This reference work presents a written history of Bertone in its first volume, and a photographic overview of his work in the second. Based in Turin, Italy, and founded by Giovanni Bertone, the company established a strong relationship with Fiat, the automaker located in the same city. Bertone made wooden wheels and horse-drawn carriages until the company's first venture into automotive designs: bucket seats for a car manufacturer in 1920. Giovanni's son Nuccio joined the company in 1933 at age 19, and played a large role in Bertone's post-WWII growth, which is described in the first volume. The second volume, featuring 900 black-and-white photos of cars, is essentially a catalog of Bertone's automobile designs from 1921 to 2002. All the most familiar Bertone designs are here, including the Lancia Stratos rally car, the radical, mid-engined Lamborghini Miura and the fourseater Lamborghini Espada. The photos, however, do not always do them justice. The period from the mid-'60s to the mid-'70s represented Bertone's golden years. During this era, the coachbuilder rolled out the Alfa Romeo Montreal, Fiat 850 Spider and the Runabout, a strange little open tub that morphed into the highly successful Fiat X1/9 (160,000 sold). At its peak, Bertone turned out 110 of these bodies a day. With a large factory in Grugliasco, Bertone was not just a styling house but a real production line. Unfortunately, the taut lines of Bertone did not remain in style, replaced by the aerodynamic jellybean style exemplified by the Ford Taurus. The pages of the book representing the '80s are filled with Bertone's angular monstrosities like the Mazda MX-81 prototype and an experimental version of the Corvette called Ramarro. Nuccio Bertone died in 1997 and this book is a respectful salute to him and his legacy. It has the flavor of factory sanctioning about it, so don't look for a critical history. However, it's a well-illustrated compendium of designs from an exciting era in sports car development, and a must-have for Bertone fans.—Bill Neill 76  videos. CDs etc. must be furnished for review. Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: Porsche 911 Buyer's Guide Randy Leffingwell MBI Publishing Company 800/826-6600 www.motorbooks.corn 07-6030-947-7 71/2 x 9 inches, sofibound, 252 pages $24.95 Serious 911 buyers * Casual enthusiasts * The best buyer's guides provide both an insider's look at special trouble areas and carefully detailed reviews of what is correct for each model and year. I am sorry to report that, despite the handsome color photography and ample page count, this book strikes out in both categories. Randy Leffingwell, whose other works I have thoroughly enjoyed, has produced a book that needs a good editing and much more accuracy. Leffingwell's reasons not to buy a particular car are strange. For instance, he states that if there is a lip on the outside edge of a brake rotor, the rotor may be beyond its wear tolerance and you should walk away from the car. But as it is neither difficult nor expensive to replace a rotor, why walk away from a perhaps otherwise desirable car for such an inexpensive repair? He goes on. If the seat wiggles, walk away. If the parking brake isn't adjusted properly, walk away. If the tach needle doesn't fall back in synch with decreasing engine noise, walk away. None of this seems like good advice to me. A striking, full-color photo of each model year is provided; however, many of the photos show non-original components which should be carefully noted, so as not to confuse readers. The photo representing a 1966 911, for example, is actually a 1967 model with aftermarket wheels, an incorrect front bumper, a rear bumper update kit that makes it look somewhat like a 1974 model and an incorrect muffler. In the chapter on 1974 cars, Leffingwell indicates thermal reactors were added to the cars, but in fact they were not introduced until 1975. He also states each 1974 911 used the "2.7-liter engine introduced in the 1973 Carrera RS." Would that it were true! The author seems to have a thing about sunroofs. He keeps insisting that sunroofs leak in all models of 911s, but in the dozen sunroof-equipped 911s I have owned and driven in all kinds of weather, I have never had one leak. He also states that brake master cylinders leak on the 1960s and 1970s cars. Again, while they wear out with time and use, there is no inherent design defect I am aware of. There is no shortage of good Porsche books out there. I say, pass on this one, at least until an updated and corrected edition comes out.—Jim Schrager Sports Car Market


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Twenty Year Picture Think Plastic $35,000 $32,500 $30,000 $27,500 $25,000 $22,500 $20,000 $17,500 $15,000 $12,500 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 $0 1984  III 1965 Elan S3 Convertible 1973 Europa JPS • 1986  1988 1990  1992 1994  1991 Elan 1987  1989 I 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 1996  1998 2000   2002 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by by credit unions to determine load values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888/ 760-2267, www.blackbookusa.com • Mystery Photo Answers they be represented 'n NASCAR.—Allen G., via e - mail Chris Bangle's attempt to win over NASCAR fans with his "iDrive Special" was doomed to failure when it was realized that while the pit stops could be completed in 20 seconds, getting the car moving took 30!— Lawrence Hamilton Pugh, via e - mail Tired of the US automotive press's relentless criticism of the 745's styling, BMW hired Richard Childress to develop a version that would sell well, especially in the Southeast markets.— John S. Patterson, Cincinnati, OH BMW and Michael Schumacher stunned the world of motor sports today when they announced their intentions to go 'Stock Car Racin'. BMW is said to be hard at work developing a pushrod V8. Michael was overheard commenting, "How tough can it be? Go as fast as you can, then turn left." NASCAR had no comment.—Ray Suchta, McMurray, PA In an effort to improve sales in NASCAR territory, BMW is introducing a new "allAmerican" model.—Perron Riley, University City, MO Circle Track Zeke felt that since BMWs were being built in South Carolina, it was only fair that 78 After taking much heat from the press for the styling of its latest 7-Series flagship, BMW designers have decided to take a "low profile" for the coming 2004 5-Series, as caught in this spy photo.—Myles H. Kitchen, Aptos, CA Shoot, I thought it stood for "Werk," not John Dickinson, via e mail "Weird." — - Whenever my M3 goes missing, I always know where to find him: down at the funhouse staring at himself in the mirror.—Mike Yeaton, via e - mail Oh my God, Beavis! I told you to chop the Mercury, not the BMW.—Rich Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD Move over!—Bob Bayuk, Annandale, NJ The latest from the pen of the designer of the new 7-Series.—W.A. Scott, South Londonderry, VT And this month's winner of a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal is Mike Yeaton, for understanding that even cars have fantasies about themselves.• Upgrading to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle. WARNING • • The— ar Car Collector, Your Gold Password is scm0123 Volume 3. Number 18 Mecum Auctions will hold its first auction in Augusta, GA. It will be held near the Augusta you will re infortlnr ette,an CorvAs and as2c00114 iocneiv at e 1 LaGmboorgLhiD Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible , a 1963 Chevrolet see .:.:.clu mauecti,:ns talas rnecusiv ni Diablo. For er nim giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and start getting the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab! www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market National Golf Club on the weekend of the Masters Golf Tournament, April 11-12. The auction features a 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter Vanden Plas Tourer, a 1957 1985 


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Comments With Your Renewals Keep up the good work. Muscle car coverage appreciated!—Donald Turke, Medford, OR Great magazine. Keep up the good work.— Doug Clauder, Portland, OR Project cars, barn finds. More affordable classics.—Tim Moore, Skykomish, WA I get many auto magazines and yours is my favorite. Thanks for the details on each car and the humor that goes into it.—Gary Brown, Williamsburg, VA Facel Vega III profile.—Stephen Jensen, Seattle, WA Keep up the great work. I look forward to each issue, and SCM is one of the few publications I read cover to cover.—Bob Sinclair, Santa Barbara, CA Keep up the good work but ease up on the Testarossas!—Patrick Glenn, Torrance, CA Thanks for a great pub! One minor suggestion: I would appreciate, when possible, more info on engine and trans in auction reports for obscure cars and those for which several options were offered. Best wishes.—Ric Schumann, Lawrenceville, GA Enclosed is a check to subscribe. I was recently introduced to your magazine by James Dowley. Your auction coverage was very helpful. As James may have mentioned, I am trying to swap my Comiche for a Phantom V or a VI. Thanks.—James Millegan, Portland, OR James Dowley and! met in the late '80s when we were competitors, both pulling nasty old sports JACKSON HOLE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION July 5th & 6th Teton Village near Jackson, Wyoming cars out of barns, slamming them into containers, and sending them back home to Europe as "restoration projects." Now, nearly two decades later, our children go to the same schooL - ED. This is the best car magazine I've ever had. I've learned more from 2 issues of Sports Car Market than from 2 years of any other car magazine.—John Conover, Granada Hills, CA Sacrifice the Mystery Photo and Twenty Year Picture for more auction coverage. Keep the eWatch!—S. C. Krueger, Seattle, WA Any other readers have thoughts on this? Personally, I'm fond of Mystery and 20.—ED. And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Cindy Banzer and Keith Martin. HOT AUGUST NIGHTS GREATEST NOSTALGIC CAR AUCTION IN THE WORLD August 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Reno • Sparks Convention Center UPCOMING EVENTS Reno In The Spring • 300 Cars Reno, Nevada • May 3rd-4th Mammoth Lakes • 100 Cars Mammoth, California • June 21st Jackson Hole • 150 Cars Jackson, Wyoming • July 5th-6th Hot August Nights • 900 Cars Reno, Nevada • August 7th-10th Sun Valley. 250 Cars Sun Valley, Idaho • August 30th-31st RENO, NEVADA • MAY 3RD-4T1-I DAA NW INVITATIONAL • MAY 14TH BEND, OREGON • MAY 24TH PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON • MAY 31ST BI  S, MONTANA • JUNE 7TH COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO • JUNE 14TH MAMMOTH LAKES, CALIFORNIA • JUNE 21ST MISSOULA, MONTANA • JUNE 28TH JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING • JULY 5TH-6TH POST FALLS, IDAHO • JULY 12TH RENO, NEVADA • AUG 7TH-10TH • HOT AUGUST NIGHTS • FIVE STAR INVITATIONAL SUN VALLEY. IDAHO • AUG 30TH-31ST .FALL CALENDAR TO BE ANNOUNCED TO BUY OR SELL 1-800-255-4485 WWW.SILVERAUCTIONS.COM May, 2003 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 79


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SCM Su er Showcase 1963 Corvette Fuel Injection. L84, 327/360bhp. Black inte- 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo. 7,000+ miles. Built by Werks 1 1980 Maserati Kyalami. The car shown in "The Great Book nor with perfect chrome and cosmetics. Very Clean, numbers- for Escort Series. Matter cage, G. Analysis. Many trick parts. of Sports Cars." Excellent history & condition. 1 of 150 built. matching car, absolutely ready to go. $53,000. 802/877-2645 Original. 330/928-3402. (OH)  or rpm@rpmvt.com . (VT)  $23,500/ono. E-mail gpstarr@prexarcom or phone 207/2825030. (ME) SCM Showcase 1965 Maserati Mistral Spyder - Red/Black - 93/120 built - Superb older restoration - 3.7 L, 5-spd, triple Webbers - 4-whl discs - 5 chr Borranis -Jack - Leather boot - $85,900 - roya Ipalmcars@hotmail.com -56118096188. (FL) 1969 FB Crossle 14F Formula "B." Only 2 built. Works car, Crowther 195-hp engine. Very fresh, beautiful show car, room for 6'5" driver. Tom - 510/623-1111, fax 510/440-8623. $28,500 roller, $38,500 w/engine. (CA) 1965 Ferrari GTO-250 Alloy Body Replica, 400 hp, 12 built on 330GT with full roll cage, 5-spd SENZ straight-cut gear box, Watts rear linkage. www.concoursautos.com , 941/3093030, ask for sales. (FL) 1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe. Dark blue. dark red leather interior. 4-speed, 100-02 engine, tools and chrome wire wheels. Good history. $62,500 Charles S. Crail Automobiles 805/568-1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 16-.7 101 11411111•..- 1969 Mercedes 600 SWB. Completely original, 42k miles. Excellent history. Regularly serviced. Probably one of best examples in existence. $52,500 Charles S. Crail Automobiles, 805/568-1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL. Signal red/black interior. Auto, air, 2 tops, books, records. Onefamily-owned car. Spectacular original condiion. $34,500 Charles S. Crail Automobiles, 805/568-1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1960 MGA 1600 coupe. Dove gray, black Chrome wires, front discs, 4-speed. Only 213 miles since ground-up restoration. Ready to show. $32,500 Charles S. Crail Automobiles, 805/568-1934, www.chadescrail.com . (CA) 2001 Porsche Carrera 2 Cabriolet, perfect condition, 16,500 miles, appraised $73,995. 4 new Pirelli wheels. www.carrera2cab.com . w/nav. system. Dennis@ 530/221-8150. (CA) aucopTERs- 1964 Jaguar Semi-Lightweight E-Type Roadster—#880115. Unique, alloy panels, fast, fully race-prepared. Dobson Motorsport, LLC. 206/232-1771, dominic@dobsonmotors port.com . www.dobsonmotorsport.com . (WA) 1987 Lola 78700 Indy Car - Ex-Daly/Dobson #HU010. Completely rebuilt with fresh Cosworth DFX and spares. Dobson Motorsport, LLC. 206/232-1771, dominic@dobsonmotors port.com. www.dobsonmotorsport.com . (WA) 1964 Webster Sports Racer Special - #002. One of two built, alloy body, 255-c.i. Olds, 350 hp, very clean & fast! Dobson Motorsport, LLC. 206/232-1771, dominic@dobsonmotors port.com. www.dobsonmotorsport.com . (WA) 976 Lancia Scorpion. White, beautiful blue leather. New top, battery, water pump, throttle cable. No rust, runs and drives great, needs good home. 88k miles. $6,495. Bill Gorelick 303/423-8935, goreport@msn.com . (CO) 1976  Lancia  Scorpion—Pininfarina- designed, mid-engined Italian exotic. 16,000 original miles, near flawless, over $30,000 invested, must see. $12,000/obo. NHLRUSH@ hotmail.com or 973-886-7474. (NJ) 11PRIM, 01' 1980 450SL. Superb, rust-free original condition. Champagne/brown leather. All options working, includes rare back seat. $14,750 312/697-3553. (IL) 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7. The SCM tour car. Older, honest restoration. No rust. Everything works. $21,500/offer. kmartin@ sportscarrnarketcom, 503/261-0333 (OR) 1984 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet. The SCM Ferrari. 53,000 miles. Original paint, never hit, new XWXs. $24,950/offer. kmartin@sports carrnarket.com , 503/261-0333. (OR) 1971 911S Targ a. red, NC. Recaros, CA car, restored by POR-SHA in Texas, all docs, extras, 3rd owner-mechanic (23 years). $21,000. 562/437-6812. (CA) 2000 Jaguar XKR coupe, 370-hp supercharged V8. Platinum metallic, black leather and burlwood. Original owner, 17,964 miles, dealer maintained. $57,500. Nat Lanza 631/ 588-5454 or nlanza@fly-efi.com . (NY) 1951 Mercury Coupe, blue/black, gray custom interior, stock motor, Ford four-speed on floor, air shocks, nosed, decked, '41 Lincoln door buttons. $17,500. Joe Ryba 631/2678876, srybaj@yahoo.com . (NY) 1958 Bugeye Sprite. White/black, hardtop, tonneau, removable roll bar, tow bar, fender flares, aftermarket wheels, seats, exhaust, tube shocks. $9,500. Joe Ryba 631/267-8876, srybaj@yahoo.com . (NY)


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 Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson Auto Power Vacuum/ Charger/Compressor This  sleek hand-held automotive vacuum saves space and clutter in your trunk by combining several different devices into one that's handheld and easy to pack away. First, it's a small, powerful vacuum, claimed powerful enough to pick up marbles and small rocks. But it also can function as a 250-psi air compressor, a battery charger capable of recharging cellphones or other portables, a powerful combination flashlight/ spotlight, and a red-and-white flashing warning light. Just be sure it gets put back into the trunk: It's likely to be taken out on a regular basis by the kids to pump up bike tires or rafts. Price: $59.99. California Car Cover Company, 800/423-5525, www.calcarcover.com . Corvette Pictorial History A  must-have for any hardcore Corvette enthusiast, this resource, called "From Clay to Classic: The Ultimate Pictorial History of Corvette," contains over 1,200 Corvette photographs, split into 80 chapters of Corvette history— including all the (4n„. ULTINArt o.nona■ Heston GuuLF_tt. dual texture of the mature boar hair used It's extra thick and stiff, yet has natural split ends that provide softness and do the actual cleaning. The brush itself cleans up easily by shaking it in some water. Price: $19.95 or $22.95, respectively, for short- or long-handle brushes. Griot's Garage, 800/345-5789, www.griotsg a rage.com . Leather Foam Cleaner This new foam- system leather cleaner and conditioner cleans, moisturizes and conditions leather surfaces. The applicator can's special actuator tip applies the foam to the desired surface with "detail precision," preventing oversprays and drips. The foam's penetrating formula helps lift dirt. Its polymer formula repels water and aids in stain protection, plus it contains aloe and conditioners to combat aging, fading and cracking. One ten-ounce can provides enough foam to treat 40 leather seats. Works on non-automotive leather products, too. Price: $5.99. Meguiar's, 800/545-3321, www.meguiars.com. concepts and dream cars—plus Corvette videos, screen savers and slide shows. Covers all 50 years of Corvette, from 1953 through 2003. General Motors has called it the definitive resource for Corvette photography. Price: $29.95. Colligo, 360/647-3404, www.ultimatebook.com . Shift Lever Pen Here's a flashy accessory for the desk of any sportscar lover. Shaped like a shift knob, with a base that resembles a shift gate. Finished in chrome and high-quality Italian wood. Base measures 2 1/2 x 3% inches, 6% inches high. Price: $24.95. PWM Enterprises, 800/826-8810, www.pw menterprises.com . Boar's-Hair Wheel Brush This long-lasting brush is better than any other for cleaning up wheels covered with road grime and brake dust because of the May, 2003 Power Series Gauges for Muscle Cars In the 1960s, Stewart Warner gauges were used in many new cars, including Corvettes, Corvairs and Mustangs. Maxima Technologies, the company that now produces Stewart Warner gauges, has a new product line called the Power Series—updated inside but carrying the look of the Custom-Deluxe line originally used in Big Three muscle cars. All of the gauges in the line have a bright outer bezel and inner silver hub with engrained circular pattern—just like the originals. The font used is a distinctive musclecar font, while three different color schemes are available to match typical colors used in period muscle cars: burgundy, titanium and blue/gray. Four different gauge packages are offered. The kits are complete and include any required senders, hardware and instructions. Price: $461$621, depending on the package. Stewart Warner, 800/676 - 1837, www.stewartwarner.com . I brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. IlrAireer is best Glovebox Notes 2003 Infiniti 035 coupe Price as tested: $36,545 Likes: Beautiful GT-coupe proportions; fashionable interior is very comfortable; steering gives great feedback without vibration; plenty of grip and traction; big Brembo disc brakes give confidence; six-speed manual glides neatly between gears, and the clutch takes up smoothly; good visibility from upright, supportive seating position; sounds great without being too raucous. Gripes: Road noise is obtrusive on coarse surfaces; controls for audio and climate control seem needlessly complicated and unintuitive; two-plustwo seating is, as usual, a joke in the back—only fit for children. Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: ***At* Overall ownership experience: 11(1,n,(A. Verdict: A sports car underneath, yet luxurious enough to convince an unsuspecting comfortminded spouse. Infiniti's G35 coupe has a flashier exterior and more stylish interior than its closest rival, the BMW 3-Series coupe—and it performs just as well, if not better. Comfortable for the commute or a long road trip, and never dull. But, as with many new performance-oriented cars, you have to be breaking the speed limits to really enjoy its capabilities. Watch out, BMW.—Bengt Halvorson 2003 Porsche Cayenne S/Turbo Price as tested: $68,760/$94,130 Likes: Full leather interior on Turbo is stunning; Tiptronic transmission superb in either automatic or manual mode; climate controls well thought out; commanding seating position. Gripes: Not good-looking from any angle; base S interior seems cheap; 5,000-lb weight always evident; 450-horsepower Turbo engine easily overpowers suspension; 340-horsepower S engine feels lackluster. Fun to drive: 11-** Fun to look at: ** Overall ownership experience: 1:nWr Verdict: Porsche 928 meets Gelandewagen. Great four-cam V8 engine, terrific off-road capabilities. But when served up in this SUV, the mix simply doesn't gel. I would like to see a lighter, more road-oriented version. Also, at these stratospheric prices, there are other options for much less (think Infiniti FX45) worth considering.—Keith Martin


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503/261-7127 x202 for information, email artdir@sportsearmarket.com. 1UCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33-01 42 99 20 20, fax 33-01 42 99 20 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. e-mail: artcurial@auction.fr. www.poulainlefur.com. Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 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. 44-207-2288000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/ 385-0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584- Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- 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. eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. The World's Online Marketplace. Consistently ranked the best automotive site on the Web by Nielsen/NetRatings. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ 467-6531, 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 for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@ cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). Email: dhkinney@usappraisal.com; Web: www.usappraisal.com . (VA) any situation. We can travel. E-mail: cwc-cars@cox.net. (CT) jvautoart@aol.com , fax: 63 1/3298589. (NY) 467-6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopol itanmotors.com . Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. joetro@pacbell.net ; www.bestyellow.com/classic/index.htm. Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ states except AK and HI. Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800/922-4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. With Hagerty, we'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. See what Hagerty can do for you! Call 1-800-922-4050, or visit our Web site at: www.hagerty.com . 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witn ess.www.autoappraisal.com, e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." 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. American Hobbyist Insurance. 800/395-4835. From "brass & wood" antiques to modem day classics, our program accepts a wide range of collector vehicles. Enjoy excellent coverage & low "collector" rates. No strict mileage limitations in most states. Call toll-free or visit us online at American Hobbyist.com. COLLECTOR CAR LEASI 6 Premier Financial Services. 203/ Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 260/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/ Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. classiccarauction.com . 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. vvww.jinkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com . (MI) 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. Featherman & Co. Inc. 610/645- RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rmauctions.com. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver @spokane.net;www.silverauctions.com . Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800/944-2816, fax 405/8436251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbeglobal.net . APPRAISALS 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. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/658-2714. Automotive consultant/ appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40-plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most 82  5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our listing in SCM Display Advertisers Index. E-mail: scott@feathco.com, Web: www.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises:  516/367- 1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters, postcards, memorabilia (1960s and earlier); mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari and racing. Leather accesories for Porsche 356; Halon fire extinguishers for your classic car; Ferrari 250/275/330 repro tool kits. Free 36 page list of all items by email at: singer356@aol.com. (NY) L'art et l'automobile gallery & auction house: 631/329-8580. 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20/year or online at www.arteauto.com . We carry a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: 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@gran dprixc lass ic s.co m ; www. grandpri xc las s ics.com. (CA) fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . www.historicalcars.com We BuyWe 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 . MotorCities.com- We'll sell your collector car or motorcycle in 30 days or less or you don't pay! - Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, You pay noth- ing up front, 1-5% commission upon sale-Custom-Built eBay Auction PagesDigital Photography Services-Free Market Appraisal-Give us a shot! There's nothing to lose-Phone: 801/792-1882, Fax: 443/342-0755, E-mail: sales@ motorcities.com COLLECTOR C4R FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/ USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collectors Insurance. 800/360-2277. We've been taking the hassle-and expense-out of insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Get the collector coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online for an instant rate quote, www.AmericanCollec tors.com, or call toll-free. Available in all 267-7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com . Putnam Leasing. "Your Best Way to Lease the Best." Greenwich, CT: 800/278-0071; Scottsdale, AZ: 888/9955800. 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 . RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. 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. CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: info@cosdel. corn; Web site: www.cosdel.com. Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. 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service-door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24-hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/859-1585. Talk to me anytime. Thank you. Concours Transport Systems. 253/ 973-3987, fax 253/851-4707. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced personnel. Classic & exotic cars. Special events—fully insured. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@ concourstransport.com, www.concours transport.com. (WA) ENGLISH Repairs / Restorations / Race International Motor Car Repair, 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 Palmer°. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin-Healey 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 Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. 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 . May, 2003  Aston Martin Owners Club East Coast and Canada Contact: Robert Stockman, Chairman: 386/446-8081 386/ 445-6000 RMSAMRAD@PCFL.com 20 Marbella Court, Palm Coast, FL. 32137 Sponsors many events including social, concours and speed throughout the year from the east coast to the Mississippi. Historical information, technical resources and sales information relating to old and new cars available to members. Jaguar 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. www.jcna.com. Morgan Northshore Sportscars Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. AustinHealey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site, northshoresportscars.com , Lake Bluff, IL. 847/247-0447. Rolls-Roy ce/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. VintageRacingServices.com, Automotive Restorations.com . Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and RollsRoyce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/5259435, 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. www.centerl in ealfa.com . International Auto Parts 800-788- 4435, 434/973-0555, fax 434/973-2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/ Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service + same day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. 4351 Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036 Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and SCCA racing champion, Al Leake has over 30 years of experience to compliment his new restoration shop. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. Extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Lightweight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available. E-mail Alleake@aol.com, 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. alfaromeor estorations.com (CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/ 638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, 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 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. Dan Sommers's 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 accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBORGHINI ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/ 650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. 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 prewar car parts. 25 years of 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. Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/ 535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858/454-1800, fax 858/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. www.symbolicmotors.com . 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 '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Addition- 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 . ally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . 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/ 424-1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280SLs 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. tonylabella.com . 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 . Porsche 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 . AMERICAN Shell)), Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry.* 83


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A by Carl Bomstead y ou might call it the bow-tie Civil War. Put a group of '55 Chevy fanatics in the same room as a group of '57 lovers, and ask which is the more desirable car. Post-WWII Chevys enjoyed a reputation for reliability, albeit coupled with stodgy styling. That changed with the introduction of the "Motoram- ic" '55s. A dramatic body shape and newfound power brought buyers to the showrooms in record numbers. Order the 265 Turbo-Fire V8 with the Power-Pack and you were looking at 180 horsepower. If a Two-Ten Delray post was good enough for James Dean, then what redblooded teenager would not covet one? The upscale '55 Bel Air convertible, the pace car for the 39th Indianapolis 500 in 1955, featured a stylish vinyl interior and a long list of options. Find a perfectly restored one at Barrett-Jackson with skirts, Touch-Down overdrive and the big engine, grille and fender guards, and an opening bid of $35,000 will barely get you into the tent. (A decent one sold this year for $56,160.) A few years later Chevrolet outdid itself with the '57. Offered with a long list of options, any model could be ordered with fuel injection, although the $484 price tag, against a base MSRP for the convertible of $2,511, kept the number actually installed small. A fully optioned injected 1957 Bel Air was offered at Silver's Reno auction in August of last year, and the final bid for the 283-horsepower convertible was $107,100. To the chagrin of the '55 lovers, '57s tend to bring more when offered. And their memorabilia does, as well. Thanks to SCM'er Chris Lindman for pointing out these two items on eBay that reinforce the superior value of the '57s. A set of nine 1955 factory dealer posters were offered, and a few days later the same seller offered a set of eight dealer posters for the 1957 model. The set of 1955 posters received only seven bids, while the '57 received 13 bids. More indicative were the relative prices paid. The 1955 set realized $1,525 while the '57 posted a price that was nearly 45% higher, $2,208. For the moment, bragging rights continue to go to the '57 crowd. Here are a few other lots that attracted my attention. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. 84  EBAY MOTORS #2405957262 - 1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4. First Bid: $20,000. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $21,600. Date Sold: 3/11/2003. This appeared to be a decent car, S/N 15551, with no major hurts mentioned in the description, but it sold for less than half the going retail rate. Has the bottom fallen out from under these V12s? Probably not. It was stated the car had been in storage for seven years and would obviously need a costly visit to the local Ferrari expert. And any disciple of the Sheehan mantra—beware deferred maintenance—would probably have shied away. Further, it was painted brindle brown—politely known as Copper Bronze—a particularly horrid hue on these cars that are visually challenged in the first place. Still, this price shows how the market values an unpopular model, in a bad color, with unknown mechanicals. EBAY #3212284645—VINTAGE PORCELAIN CHAMPION SPARK-PLUG SIGN. First Bid: $29.99. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $809.99. Date Sold: 3/11/2003. This delightful little flange sign still had its original protective shipping paper attached. The problem is that the sign is not porcelain, as stated in the description, but rather painted tin. The new owner may have something to talk about with the seller, but had the sign been porcelain it would have sold for three times this price. As it is, the buyer paid full market and then some. Considering the condition, though, there should be no complaints. EBAY MOTORS #2405963353—MG TC HALF-SCALE MOTORIZED METAL PEDAL CAR. First Bid: $199.99. Number of Bids: 13. NOT SOLD AT: $2,500. Date Not Sold: 3/9/2003. This very wellmade one-off TC was stated to have been made by the foreman at the MG factory for his grandson. A few details need to be finished and the chain-drive has not been connected. It failed to meet the $4,500 reserve but e-mails started flowing shortly after the auction concluded, and now the TC is on its way to a new home on the Monterey Peninsula. Waiting until an auction is over before making a move can be risky business, as someone may swoop in and steal your piece with a last-minute high bid. However, this time the strategy worked. EBAY #3212705869-1940 MICKEY MOUSE STANDARD OIL TIN SIGN. First Bid: S200. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $995. Date Sold: 3/16/2003. In 1938, Walt Disney Productions entered into a marketing agreement with Standard Oil of California that lasted for about three 5. EXTRA _ervice STANDARD GASOLINE Unsurpassed years. It produced five different versions of tin signs that featured Mickey and friends and some "experts" state that they were intended as a decorative cover for 55-gallon oil drums. Others state, just as emphatically, that they were used as advertising in the center of spare tires. Regardless of intended use, these are very collectible as garage art, as well as with Disney folks. This one sold for well under the money and another $500-$750 would not have been unreasonable. EBAY MOTORS #2407101203-1985 PULSE ENCLOSED MOTORCYCLE. First Bid: $1,000. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $7,500. Date Sold: 3/16/2003. About 350 of these things were built in Michigan and even though they have four wheels, they are classified as motorcycles as only three—or fewer—of the wheels are on the ground at one time. Re-painted in "Space Shuttle Silver," it has a few needs, but with these corrected it may be considered for the All-Alien Concours Non-Elegance. EBAY #3211822062—SINCLAIR GASOLINE PORCELAIN SIGN WITH AIRCRAFT GRAPHICS. First Bid: $1,000. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $6,000. Date Sold: 3/9/2003. If you think this is a lot to pay for a porcelain sign, you have not been paying attention. Not that six grand is chump change, it is just that the market has established this structure for the more desirable signs with striking graphics. If anything, this was a little light, as the exceptional condition and airplane graphics place this sign high on a collector's "need" 1 ist.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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1936A.C. Coupe 14K Original  1969 Alfa Romeo GIN Restored to Club Concours Specs 1964 Austin Princess Limousine  1993 BMW 850ci Garnet Red/Cream 55k  1941 Cadillac Coupe RHD Ex-Maharaja/ Low, Low Miles  1947 Cadillac Convertible Outragous Original  1953 Cadillac Customer Flower Car Older Restoration  1961 Cadillac Convertible Superb Driver  1948 Chrysler New Yorker Extremely Original  1951 Daimler Roadster Bristol Condition & Rare  1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3 Position Drophead  1946 Delahaye 135 MS Gentleman's Racer  1924 Dodge Tourer Proper Older Restoration  1925 Dodge Roadster Lovely Patina & Rebuilt Motor  1960 Dodge Pickup 0I'Veller  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Facel Vega Facet III Driver/Project  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-tenn Owner  1984 Ferrari Mondial Quattrovalvole/ 40K  1970 Fiat 500 Moretti Restored with sunroof  1924 Franklin Tourer Dead Stock Original  1910 Hupmobile Brass Roadster Ex-Harrah  1950 Jaguar Mark V Drophead, 3.4 Litre  1959 Jaguar Mark !Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark II Custom Cabriolet, Project  $45,000 $17,500 $19,995 $28,995 $27,500 $55,000 $22,995 $25,000 $7,995 $29,995 $115,000 $275,000 $15,995 $18,995 $4,500 $175,000 $9,500 $185,000 $25,995 $7,995 $25,995 $39,995 $37,000 $9,500 $22,500 1967 Jaguar XKE Red/ Black Comprehensive Restoration  1958 Lancia Aurelia Convertible 2.8/3C V-6 SSZ Motor  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato,SaiesV  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc  1931 Mercedes Benz 370 Martheim Cabriolet  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Several Available  1965 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cabriolet Anthracite/ Zebra Wood  1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe Lovely  1971 MG MGB Roadster Wires & Overdrive  1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Only one in US/Original  1957 Mons Minor 1000 Coupe No Motor  1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  1961 M.V.Augusta 150cc Pickup Parts Delivery Truck  1954 Nash Rambler Pinin Farina Coupe Streamline Design  1960 Nash Metropolitan Proper Driver  1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Running parts car  1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible 326  1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I LHD  1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II Fresh Paint  1960 Rover American Conversion Sweetie Pie  1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Blue/ Zebra Wood  $75,000 $38,500 $75,000 $17,500 $140,000 From $7,500 to $21,500 $27,995 $35,000 $25,995 $7,995 $5,995 $1,800 $4,995. $5,995 $10,995 $8,995 $1,995 $9,500 $17,500 $19,500 $4,995 WATERCRAFT 1947 Western Fairliner Torpedo  Fully restored to lake Tahoe specs 1947 Harco 40 Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $120, $75,000 000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 35 kts. Art Deco head turner. Very expensive when new. 1955 Chriscraft 29' Beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany Speedboat  $48,500 Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent re-fitting. Fascinating history 1958 Richardson 41'  PUR SANG DE ARGENTINA The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made in Argentina,Type 35B with supercharger.Virtually all parts are interchangeable with original. Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill.Type 52 children's electric cars,Testamssa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Expertly crafted and finished by our brothers down south in the land of silver and metal crafting masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH TIMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir.Tongue and groove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from five hundred year old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, perfect original condition, previously used in food production never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. $55,000 Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life: Very nice boat. Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - Seattle, Washington 98121 cosmopolitanmotors.com


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  THE WORLD'S GREATEST AUCTION SITE BE 400 ACRES ROD b CUSTOM AUCTION "Possibly the Event of the Year for Rod & Custom Enthusiasts!" Over 400 Cars Expected! Consign Yours Today! See it, Feel it, Buy it, or Sell it - Participate in this Auction 4111111P.— 40,4 Atir‘... WHERE THE ACTION TAKES PLACE June 21, 2003 I Kruse Auction Park I Auburn, IN "Where Buyers and Sellers Meet" pliftP1•11111 _ 1 . 00 , 4 a  .„--crrillfili I, 3  :.-,  ■ •, •  I , .'; • •  .,I- .11frot .,  '" — „ • t  -  — 1. I I ' .- / .., ',  -7-. t 4. •11 .,  ,  ..• 3:. 4 4 April 26, 2003 Daytona Beach, FL April 30 - May 1, 2003 Auburn, IN Klassix Museum Closeout Automobilia & Collectibles May 1 - 4, 2003 Auburn, IN May 30- June 1, 2003  June 6 • 8, 2003 Las Vegas, NV  Tulsa, OK --■•••• KRUSE June 21, 2003 Auburn, IN P.O. Box 190 • Auburn, IN 46706 June 28, 2003 Gonzales, LA Auburn Spring MotorFair Collector Car Auction S, Show Collector Car Auction & Show Rod & Customs Auction Bob Dean Estate Auction CONSIGN YOUR CARS TODAY TO GET [HE GREATEST POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO SELL YOUR CAR Easily accessible off 1-69, Exit 126, in Auburn, Indiana. Within Approximately 3 hours of Chicago, Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Louisville, & Toledo Auctioneers: Dean Kruse Lic.UAU01000027, Brent Earlywine CAI LIc.ISAU01049489, Daniel Kruse Lic.#AU01051638, and Mitchell Kruse Lic.5tAU01048718


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LAS VEGAS  GIGANTIC WORLDWIDE VINTAGE CAR . EXPOSITION. SHOW 6 MK-114r°' Enjoy a Fabulous Weekend in Vegas as we present 500 Outstanding Vehicles! Nearly 12 Acres Under Roof BE PART OF THIS WORLD CLASS EVENT collector car auction and show A WORLD CLAM MORT CONVENTION CENTER' The 2nd Annual MAIN IA LAY Mandalay Bay 2003 International Vintage Car Exposition Mandalay Bay features the World's Fourth Largest Convention Center. We have reserved  r 717110! nearly 12 acres - all new - under one roof, for a VINTAGE CAR EXTRAVAGANZA. Car shows, car corrals, gigantic auto displays, commercial vendors and automotive vendors. This exposition will be patterned after the large European Expo Shows that attract millions of people. We have what we feel to be one of the greatest sites in the world. The Mandalay Bay staff members are excellent to work with and are helping us to assure the success of this event. The Hotel and Convention facilities are second to none. You will want to be part of this event. Please join us in Selling Your Automobiles. Set up a commercial booth, car club booth and join in the exposition and the car shows. This will be one of the GREATEST AUTOMOBILE EVENTS OF THE YEAR! Call now for special hotel rates for this great show! THE PUBLIC IS INVITED. Dean V. Kruse MAKE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE CALL TODAY TO CONSIGN YOUR CAR! 1956 CORVETTE  www.kruse.com I 800 .968 . 4444 One of the World's Best'  Auctioneers: Dean V. Kruse, Brent Earlywine CAI, and Daniel Kruse 1957 CHRYSLER 300 C Very Rare, Fully Restored "THE ROSE" SAM BARRIS TRIBUTE CAR is a 1951 Mercury styled in the smooth, flowing lines of the Sam Barris tradition, but utilizing today's state-of-theart technology. Re-built from ground up. All profits from "The Rose" will be donated to children's cancer programs and children's charities by The Rose" Sam Barris Memorial Children's Charity. an exposition, show 0 auction extravaganza of collector cars May 30 - June 1, 2003 I Las Vegas I THE PUBLIC IS INVITED Featuring: America's Kustom "The Rose" A Tribute to Sam Barris This car was featured at the Ford Motor Company display at the Detroit Auto Show 1!--Na A -1E 7' t—=01111111m. 1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 409/409 SELLING NO RESERVE!!! 1935 FORD PIMP 11•11 -I 0,Pre"  • 1111111111111111111ft 1969 MCLAREN M12 CAN-AM RACECAR 1967 FORD FAIRLANE 427 Fully Restored, Rare Opportunity wins& •


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AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WITH WORLD TIME INDICATOR Fitted with a double complication that is unique and exclusive to the brand, the dual time zone chronograph "ww.tc " joins the line of classic timekeepers that bring together sophisticated technology and pure style. In yellow, pink or white gold, the case with a diameter of 43 mm, a convex sapphire crystal, edged with a crown on the left side that allows the rotation of the "worldtime" bezel, encases a dial that is easily readable. 24 hour circle with day and night contrast. The flat sapphire crystal back, fastened to the case with 6 gold screws, displays the superb movement adorned with an oscillating disc in yellow gold. Water resistant to 30 meters. "WW.tC", Worldwide Time Control Featuring GIRARD-PERREGAUX movement. Available in I 8K White gold as shown, platinum and in all golds with or without matching bracelet. GIRARD -PERREGAUX BD GP DAVID ORGELL A TRADITION SINCE 1933 FINE JEWELRY, TIMEPIECES, ANTIQUES & GIFTS 320 NORTH RODEO DRIVE, BEVERLY HILLS 310-273-6660 800 D-ORGELL Visit GIRARD-PERREGAUX at www.girard-perregaux-usa.com